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G-Braves, Flande gut out 6-4 win over Norfolk

LAWRENCEVILLE -- In the midst of a rough second inning in Tuesday night's game with the Norfolk Tides, it looked like nerves and high humidity started to get to Gwinnett Braves pitcher Yohan Flande.. But the 26-year-old left-hander kept his head, and the G-Braves followed suit

Winder approves permit for Hardee's restaurant

WINDER -- City Council members voted to approve a conditional use permit for construction of a Hardee's restaurant with a drive-thru at 113 North Broad St. in the downtown area. The special permit was required to accommodate the drive-thru portion of the restaurant.. Though several area residents and

Hamels tosses 5-hitter as Phillies beat Braves

PHILADELPHIA -- Cole Hamels threw a five-hitter for his fifth career shutout, Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 3-0 Tuesday night to snap a seven-game losing streak against the Braves.. Hamels (12-6) struck out six and didn't walk a batter to

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'National Night Out' hosted in southern Gwinnett cities

Event all about interaction between community, public safety officials

Office furniture, IT services topic of discussion at Peachtree Corners work session

PEACHTREE CORNERS -- Offices furniture and IT services were a main topic of discussion during Tuesday's special called work session for the Peachtree Corners City Council.. With the city preparing to buy furniture for the new city hall, city consultant John Kachmar schooled the members of the council on how

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McClure setting 'best example' for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, -- The water break was over, and 35-year-old Todd McClure had his No. 62 jersey at the front of the pack of the Atlanta Falcons' offensive players returning to the field in Tuesday's practice.. For a rookie like Peter Konz, it's an important lesson. Even with

LETTERS: Heartfelt prayers for the Sikh community

While our countrymen still grieve over the recent massacre in the Colorado movie theater, another senseless shooting shocks the nation. On Sunday, a gunman attacked a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, killing six.

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CLINE: Olympics best reality show on TV

Make no mistake, the Olympics are a television show more than a sporting event. And a good one at that.

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THOMAS: Presidential campaign needs a dose of the past

Some of Calvin Coolidge's contemporaries may have found his reserved New England manner boring, but some moderns are starting to reconsider the economic rules and political standards by which he lived.

Local springboard diving training offered

Sessions will be at both Mountain Park, West Gwinnett

Team Belief to host exposure camps at Suwanee Sports Academy

Faith-based organization to host sessions for boys and girls high-schoolers

Parkview to offer heart scans on Saturday

Registration still available for all-day event

Parkview's Robinson commits to Georgia Southern softball

Panther standout hit .378 as a junior

Lawrenceville's Bayer posts high junior golf finish

Event was held at Pinehurst (N.C.) No. 6 golf course

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Duluth's Shim rising fast since moving from South Korea

DULUTH -- He goes by Andy Shim, but that's not his full name.. "They can't really call me my name, so I just go by Andy," Shim said.. In full, the South Korea born golfer's name is Hyeon Bo Shim. It's a name he's proud of and makes sure

Gladiators renew deal with NHL's Coyotes

Gladiators renew affiliation with Phoenix Coyotes

Glory's Last Shot is one last shot for Tiger

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Tiger Woods gazed up every time he heard thunder crackling in the distance or the rain pounding the tent Tuesday, the kind of weather that could keep Kiawah Island from playing the way he would prefer at the PGA Championship.. Even more of a nuisance were

Former Hawks, NBA All-Star Roundfield drowns in Aruba

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Dan Roundfield, an NBA veteran who had three consecutive All-Star seasons, has drowned off the Caribbean island of Aruba while helping his wife as she struggled in rough water. He was 59.. Roundfield, who played 11 professional seasons with Indiana, Atlanta, Detroit and Washington

Ailing Wieber leaves Olympic gymnastics with disappointment

Reigning world champion finishes with imperfect floor exercise routine

Americans Esparza, Shields chasing women's boxing gold

U.S. fighters fare well in first Olympic women's tourney

Coach's blunder can't keep U.S. women from water polo finals

Americans rebound in extra period to eliminate fellow co-favorite Australia

Celebrities keeping a low profile at the Olympics

Most A-listers laying low in London

Raisman wins individual gold to leave Olympics in style

While Douglas won the all-around title, Raisman leaves with the most medals

U.S. women's volleyball team beats Dominican Republic

Americans, still unbeaten, move into semifinal round

Two American teams to meet in women's beach volleyball finals

Newcomers Ross and Kessy to face Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor for gold

Brazil, Mexico to battle for men's soccer gold

Brazilians in search of first-ever win in Olympic soccer

Eyes on London, Aug. 7 edition

News and notes from the Olympics from Associated Press reporters

U.S. men's boxers headed home without a medal for first time

Spence's loss finishes off American contingent in disappointing Olympics

Makhloufi gets redemption, U.S. gets first metric mile medal since '68

American Manzano wins Olympic silver in the 1,500

Cities, county still deciding on 911 funds

Leaders shift deadline for 911 funds transfer promised as part of service delivery suit settlement.

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Crews reach milestones in Ga. 316 project

Traffic shifts as part of Ga. 316 project, and crews work quickly to open a detour before college classes begin.

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Man wanted in Mich. murder, dogfighting arrested in Gwinnett

Man wanted in April 2011 homicide in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as well as alleged dog fighting ring

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2 charged with snatching purses

Two charged with thieving women's purses mall, police say.

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New doc joins Piedmont Heart team at Eastside

Dr. Markus Porkert previously with Lawrenceville's Cardiovascular Group

Painted ceiling tiles added to Glancy Center

Ceiling tiles painted by a number of local artists

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Grayson's Conn discusses Clemson job rumors

Grayson head coach Mickey Conn said he has not been offered a coaching job at Clemson.

Free Falcons tix at downtown blood drive

Participants in Monday's blood drive will receive tickets to Aug. 16 preseason game against Cincinnati Bengals

Board picks name for combined Ga colleges

Leaders have finally selected a name for the consolidated Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities.

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Website launched for quadruple amputee, wife of South Gwinnett teacher

Website launched for quadruple amputee stricken with bacterial infection from dog saliva.

U.S. women rout Canada to reach Olympic semis

Americans into Final Four for eighth straight Olympics

NASL names Mendes Offensive Player of the Week

Brazilian forward has tallied three goals in first two professional starts

Atlanta Silverbacks forward Pedro Mendes has been named North American Soccer League Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

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Gainesville man drowns on Lake Lanier

Authorities say a Gainesville man's drowning is believed to be the 10th such death on Lake Lanier this year.

Susie Archer

Susie Ealer Wood Archer, age 96, of Jefferson, GA passed away on August 5, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC “A FAMILY COMPANY”, 770-963-2411.

Matt Keeling

Matt Keeling, age 41, of Monroe, GA, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100.