News for Monday, August 6, 2012


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Delgado solid in G-Braves loss

Bullpen struggles in 7-4 defeat

American shooter gets long-awaited medal

Cancer battle behind him, Emmons comes away with three-position medal

U.S. beats Tunisia in men's volleyball

Defending champion Americans play their way into top seed

Durant shoots U.S. past Argentina, into quarterfinals as top seed

Americans roll to 126-97 victory as group play concludes

Norcross sets property tax millage rate

NORCROSS -- City leaders voted Monday evening to set the 2012 property tax millage rate at 6.424, the same rate that applied to property owners in 2011. According to city manager Rudolph Smith, the new millage rate would have to be raised to 7.018 in order to collect what was

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Sheets, Braves stay hot in win over Phillies

Right-hander lowers his ERA to 1.13 in his six Atlanta starts

Sugar Hill considers new flag at meeting

As Sugar Hill's downtown city hall complex and streetscape approach completion, Gwinnett County's fourth-largest city is considering its crowning elements.

Lawrenceville approves $84.2M budget

LAWRENCEVILLE -- By a unanimous vote, the Lawrenceville City Council approved an $84.2 million budget for 2012-13 on Monday night.

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Boater charged in fatal crash freed on bond

A man charged in the deaths of two brothers killed in a boating crash on Lake Lanier is free on bond.

France edges Nigeria in men's hoops

Nigerians rally in second half, but fall just short

U.S. women's basketball team aims for improvement

Stakes rising entering Tuesday game against Canada

Stoppage-time header, in 122nd minute, sends U.S. women's soccer to finals

Morgan's goal gives U.S. first lead, rematch vs. Japan for gold medal

U.S. Olympic veteran wins first pole vault title

Suhr nabs Olympic gold, unseats two-time reigning champion

No injuries in train-truck collision

After a truck is involved in a collision, occupants escape before the truck is hit by a train Monday.

Other Olympic event: Haves vs. Have-nots

Some athletes train full-time, others balance jobs in lead up to Olympics

DAHLBERG: U.S. women's boxer survives bad hair day

Women show toughness, aggression that some of their male counterparts have lacked

Tough draw for Americans in taekwondo

Fighting gets underway this week in Olympics

American men done in beach volleyball

Gibb-Rosenthal team falls to Latvian pair

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A morning in the life of a new GCPS student

Like most moms dropping their kindergartners off for the first day of classes on Monday morning, Katie McClendon held back the tears as best she could.

Eyes on London, Aug. 6 edition

News and notes from the Olympics from Associated Press reporters

Hungary dominates U.S. in water polo

Defending champion look strong in last game of prelims

Woman awarded $137,500 in wrongful arrest case

Businesswoman awarded damages, after judge rules a Lawrenceville police officer arrested her without probably cause.

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Gunman sought in Lilburn bank heist

FBI, Lilburn police seeking gunman in Wells Fargo stick-up Monday morning.

Memorial account set up for drowning victim

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Friends and family of a grieving mother have set up a memorial bank account for a 7-year-old Sugar Hill boy who drowned in a Cumming pool last month.. Stephon Tyrique Alston died July 29 while visiting his father's apartment. According to his obituary, the boy was

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GCPS students, teachers mark first day of school

Gwinnett County Public Schools welcomed students back to school for their first day of the new year on Monday.

Skeletal remains found in Lawrenceville

Remains of an unidentified black female were found in a wooded area Sunday afternoon.

Brazen gunman takes hair weaves, cash

Robber seeks hair weaves in brazen Lawrenceville robbery, police say.

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Prosecutor: Father's cocaine biz led robbers to home where teen was fatally shot

Robbery crew who killed Norcross teen in February were looking for drugs and money from his father's cocaine trafficking operation, prosecutors said in federal court.

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Boater charged in lake crash waives court hearing

A boater facing a homicide charge in a deadly collision on Lake Lanier faces his first court appearance.

Ga. school lunches to include more fruits, veggies

Georgia students can expect to see more fruits and vegetables in their school lunches under new federal guidelines aimed at adding more nutrition to their diets.