News for Sunday, August 5, 2012


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Phillips, Idols rock sell-out crowd at Gwinnett Arena

It was a special night for American Idol winner Phillip Phillips as he returned to his home state as part of the American Idol tour at the Gwinnett Arena.

Top 10 most popular stories for July 30-Aug. 5

The 10 most popular stories on the Gwinnett Daily Post website during the week of July 30-Aug. 5.

South grad Fricke wins Georgia Open

Former Georgia State golfer takes one-shot victory

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Gordon takes rain-shortened race at Pocono; fan dies after lightning strike

Jeff Gordon wins his first race of the season Sunday at Pocono Raceway, taking advantage of rain that cancelled the final 62 laps.

G-Braves return home with momentum after beating Durham

Mejia delivers game-winner in ninth inning on Sunday

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Chipper comes up big as Braves beat Astros

Atlanta finishes off an 8-2 homestand

U.S. men's hoops turns attention to Argentina

Americans must rebound from stressful game with Lithuania

U.S. women stay unbeaten in volleyball

Hooker leads Americans past Turkey in pool play

Phelps focusing on retirement from swimming

Swimmer ready for a break after years of training

Richards-Ross takes gold in the 400

After bronze in 2008, U.S. runner gets more satisfying result

Bolt silences doubters with gold in the 100

Jamaican runs the second-fastest 100 in history

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North's Johnson finishes ninth in hammer finals

Thrower finishes competition in first Olympic appearance

Golden finish in doubles for Williams sisters

Serena matches Venus with Olympic medal double

Americans stay on track for beach volleyball gold

Walsh Jennings, May-Treanor stay on a roll with quarterfinal win

Lochte up for more events in 2016

American star talks high hopes, possible changes for the future

Canadian coach calls out U.S. women's soccer's 'illegal' tactics

Canada aims to break 26-match winless streak vs. Americans

U.S. women's hoops equal scoring mark in easy win

Americans break own marks with 33 assists, 52 baskets

U.S. beats Italy to reach water polo semis

Americans now face showdown with fellow gold medal favorite Australia

Gymnastics gold on vault slips away from Maroney

Rare fall drops American to silver medal

Bolt, Blake race into 100 dash final with Americans

Gatlin, Bailey and Gay to represent U.S. against Jamaican trio

Murray thrills Brits with finals rout of Federer

Federer's Olympic disappointment continues in Wimbledon rematch

Eyes on London, Aug. 5 edition

News and notes around the Olympics from Associated Press reporters

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Mary Ellen Davis

Mary Ellen Davis entered her heavenly home on July 28, 2012. Her Memorial Service will be held at Duluth First United Methodist Church on Monday, August 6th at 11:00 AM ...

James Baker

James Edward Baker, 92, of Dacula, GA, died August 3, 2012. The funeral will be Monday, August 6th, at 2:00 p.m. at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross ...

Fay Honeycutt

Mrs. Fay Pruitt Honeycutt, age 52, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2012. She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Dewayne Honeycutt and father ...

Grace Parr

Grace Parr, age 95, of Duluth, died Friday, August 3, 2012. Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

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Grace Walden

Mrs. Grace Garner Walden, age 90, of Braselton, GA and formerly of Duluth, GA passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bartow ...

Sondra Wright

Sondra J. “Sonnie” Wright, age 56, of Lula, GA formerly of Baldwin entered into rest on August 3, 2012 with Multiple Sclerosis. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral ...

Charles "Frank" Wooten, Jr.

Charles “Frank” Wooten, Jr., age 59, of Winder, GA passed away August 4, 2012.

Rutledge Hall

Rutledge Hall, age 63, of Loganville, GA, passed away Friday, August 3, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

E. O. Vick

E. O. Vick, age 83, of Auburn, GA passed away on August 3, 2012. He was in the construction business all of his life, and started E.O. Vick Construction Company ...

Great night for Great Britain

Ennis' victory in track highlights huge night for England

Fierce Five may be sharing in gymnastics event finals

Outside of Maroney in the vault, U.S. faces tough competition

The Daily "Post" - Aug. 5, 2012 - NBC's Olympic coverage

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