News for Thursday, August 9, 2012

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Teheran roughed up again in G-Braves loss

Julio Teheran entered this season as the top prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization and, in some rankings, all of baseball. He battled until the end of spring training for a spot in the Braves rotation, just missing the cut in favor of Randall Delgado.

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Getting to Know ... Samantha Dunn

Samantha Dunn is in her with fourth year as the Gwinnett Braves corporate sales manager and began working with the team before Coolray Field was even built.

Norcross' Addy finishes 23rd in Olympic decathlon

Addy also competed in 2008 Olympics in Beijing

Cross country team-by-team preview

A team-by-team look at the upcoming cross country season.

Daily Post's Cross Country Super Six

The Daily Post's Super Six for boys and girls cross country.

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Norcross' Yost takes reigns as county's top runner

Norcross' Katherine Yost is a contender for the state championship in cross country this fall.

Youngest angler reels in biggest haul on Day 1 at Forrest Wood Cup

When the Forrest Wood Cup came to Lake Lanier in 2010, the leader after the first day of competition held the top spot with 14 pounds, 12 ounces. While that weight was a solid total, it would've only been good enough for fourth place after the first day this year.

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US women hold off Aussies

Now this was something new. The U.S. women's basketball team faced its first Olympic halftime deficit in 12 years Thursday as it tried to reach the gold medal game for the fifth straight time. No worries.

Gwinnett athletes named to water polo team

Georgia High School Water Polo Association announces top preseason players for upcoming season

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Breakthrough for players, sun at PGA

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Five years ago, a leading golf publication chose Kiawah Island as the toughest golf course in America. Some of the best players in the world made it feel like a walk on the beach Thursday in the PGA Championship.. There was no wind in the morning

No injuries in pair of Lawrenceville house fires

No injuries reported in either Lawrenceville house fire

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ROBINSON: Global warming is here to stay

WASHINGTON -- Excuse me, folks, but the weather is trying to tell us something. Listen carefully, and you can almost hear a parched, raspy voice whispering, "What part of 'hottest month ever' do you people not understand?"

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MCCULLOUGH: Cleaning house and clearing the mind

We're converting a room into an office/man cave at my house. Part of the deal is that I get rid of a lot of very cool stuff that my wife insists on calling "clutter."

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HUCKABY: Buick sighting brings back good old days

Huckaby laments that they don't make cars like they used to, especially the 1968 Buick with seats that recliine and an 8-track player.

Loganville closes land deals for public park, pavilion

LOGANVILLE -- City officials voted Thursday to go ahead with the purchase of the land located at 235 Main St. (formerly Catfish College restaurant). The purchase price was $220,810.36. Recently, the city also purchased the parcel of land at 4400 Pecan St. Mayor Ray Nunley stated that both parcels will

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Fans enjoy spectacle of bass fishing championship

Expo begins at Gwinnett Center Friday, runs through Sunday

U.S. gets gold, silver in decathlon

Eaton, Hardee go 1-2 for Americans

Triple jump gold goes to American standout

Taylor edges U.S. teammate with late jump

Americans win first gold in women's water polo

Steffens scores five goals as U.S. beats Spain for title

Eyes on London, Aug. 9 edition

News and notes from Associated Press reporters at the Olympics

Lloyd scores twice as U.S. women's soccer wins gold again

Americans take third straight Olympic title, avenge last year's World Cup loss

LITKE: Olympic champ has a boxer's troubled story

Shields: 'I might go in history books'

Chamber kicks off annual membership drive

Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce begins campaign to add 100 new members and raise $950,000.

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Curb-painting offer is misleading, Lilburn neighbors say

Painting "scam" puzzles neighbors in Lilburn subdivision.

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Mill Creek grad drowns in Florida river

A recent Mill Creek High School graduate and Valdosta State cross-country runner is believed to have drowned Wednesday after officials said he was swimming with teammates in a murky Florida river.

Lawrenceville begins pumping another well

Lawrenceville activates another well for water.

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More clues emerge from skeletal remains found in creek bed

Investigators narrow age range for woman whose skeletal remains turned up in Gwinnett.

Tax bills coming in the mail

Gwinnett property tax bills will be in the mail by Wednesday.

Bolt repeats as Olympic champ in 200

Jamaican becomes first Olympian to win 200 gold twice

Openly gay athletes still rare in Olympics

Very few choose to put sexuality out in the open

Berg inspires as U.S. beats South Korea in volleyball semis

Americans hoping to avenge silver medal from 2008

Brazilian soccer team thrilled with chance at first gold

Mexico stands between soccer powerhouse and elusive Olympic gold

Teenager wins first U.S. gold in Olympic women's boxing

Youngster from Flint, Mich., becomes one of breakout stars in London

U.S runner finishes race on broken leg

American fights through injury to help team in qualifying

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Randy Travis arrested naked, charged with DWI (With 911 audio)

Randy Travis is accused of driving while intoxicated and threatening to kill state troopers after the country singer crashed his car and was found naked and combative at the scene.

Gymnast Douglas shows Olympic-class charm

Teenager steals the show Thursday at IOC's daily news conference

U.S. women's basketball team surges into Olympic finals

Americans take care of Australia in the semifinals with big second half

By venue — Aug. 10

By venue -- Aug. 10

MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Campaign' is a great political satire

"The Campaign" is buffoonish slapstick and gets dangerously close to being top-heavy with pratfalls and physical humor.

FILM FANS: 'Total Recall's' action totally predictable

Local residents reviewed the new action flick, "Total Recall."

THE DISH: Dumpling House

This Duluth eatery serves Korean food, including hand crafted dumplings.

MOVIE REVIEW: Fourth 'Bourne' more brainy than brawny

The fourth film in the Bourne franchise, "The Bourne Legacy," may seem heady and intentionally disorienting and hard to follow at first -- until you realize it's really about drug addiction, and the lengths to which a junkie will go to get his fix.

Kid Fest comes to the Forum

There will be music, food and fashion shows during tax free Saturday.

'The Addams Family' creeps into the Fox Theatre

The musical is on stage from Aug. 14 to 19.

Buffett cover band comes to Buford

A1A performs at Lake Lanier Island Resorts on Aug. 11.

New Dawn Theater to host Elvis tribute

The Duluth theater commemorates Elvis' "Aloha from Hawaiian" broadcast from nearly 40 years ago.

Movie trivia contest -- Aug. 10

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

ART BEAT: Gwinnett Ballet to host Youth America Grand Prix's Southeastern Semifinals

The competition is slated for March 1 to 3, 2013 in Lawrenceville.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Grimm' Season 1

Michael Clark spotlights "Grimm" Season one on Blu-ray disc.

Bellissima Studios to host breast cancer fundraiser

The Lilburn studio will hold the event at Purple Rain in Duluth to benefit Young Survival Coalition's Tour de Pink Bike Ride.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Hope Springs' is purely predictable

The movie is not horrible, just marginal, according to GDP movie critic, Michael Clark.

Lightning fire displaced family of 7

Lightning blamed in another Gwinnett County fire, officials say.

Gwinnett again leads Atlanta region in growth

While the number of new residents is a fraction of what it used to be, Gwinnett County still leads the 10-county metro region in growth, statistics released by the Atlanta Regional Commission Thursday show.

Fire scorches two Norcross storage buildings

Fire damages two storage buildings on Buford Highway in Norcross, officials say.

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Grayson teacher advances to Olympic finals in high jump

A trigonometry teacher from Grayson High School tied others for second place in the women's high jump qualifying rounds at the London 2012 Olympics, securing a spot in Saturday's finals.

County selling guns confiscated by police

Gwinnett County is selling its confiscated firearms to the highest bidder under a new state law.

Man burned in sailboat fire at Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE -- Authorities say a mechanic is a recovering in a hospital burn unit after a sailboat caught fire in a marina on Lake Lanier.. Fire officials say the man was working on the carburetor of a 24-foot sailboat Wednesday night, when gasoline caught a spark from a sparkplug

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UGA prepares to welcome about 6,400 new students

After receiving a record number of applications this year, the University of Georgia is preparing to welcome about 6,400 new students.

Georgia city aims to crack down on 'foam parties'

MARIETTA -- A metro Atlanta city aims to crack down on "foam parties" by banning customers younger than 18 from entering bars and lounges.. Police in Marietta have expressed concern about criminal and sexual activity at such parties, which involve dancing in massive amounts of foam that is often waist

Georgia not as fiscally restrained as many states

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia government doesn't save as much as many other states, while recent state spending increases outpaced the national average. Those are conclusions from a new nonpartisan analysis of all 50 states.. The National Conference of State Legislatures found that Georgia finished the 2011 budget year with a

Man fears false teeth eaten by dog after fight

ATHENS (AP) -- A Georgia man told police he fears a dog ate his false teeth after a fight with his roommate.. Police say the 49-year-old Athens man told them that his roommate threw the teeth out the door in a fit of rage.. Police were called to

Power woes shut down part of MARTA

ATLANTA (AP) -- Transit authorities say trains have resumed after a power outage shut down part of Atlanta's commuter rail system at a key station in the city.. MARTA spokesman Lyle Harris says trains were able to roll again after power was restored around 7 a.m. Thursday.. Power issues shut

Home invaders hold 5 children at gunpoint in south Ga. town

OCILLA, Ga. -- Police in the south Georgia town of Ocilla are searching for suspects after home invaders held a group of children at gunpoint.. Police say that the gunmen burst into the home Wednesday night.. Police say two men -- one armed with a pistol and the other with a

Voters to decide new charter school issue

After most Georgia voters decided against a transportation tax, political attention is shifting to a new battle involving charter schools.

Donald Johnson

Donald H. Johnson, age 60, of Hoschton, GA, passed away on August 6, 2012. 

Gary Thompson

Gary Stephen Thompson, 67, Norcross, GA passed away, Monday, August 6, 2012 at Kennestone Tranquility Hospice after suffering a massive stroke. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy ...

Mary Wheeler

Mrs. Mary Wheeler, 89 died August 5, 2012.

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Patricia Kelly

Patricia Ann Hulsey Kelly passed away August 1, 2012 at her home in Norcross. She was born in the Blue Creek Community of White County on January 9, 1942, the ...

Robin Church

Robin Jenkins Church, age 50, of Sandy Springs, GA, passed away on July 28, 2012. 

Chester Galecki

Chester A. Galecki, age 95 of Lilburn, GA passed away August 7, 2012. He was the devoted husband of 68 years to Rose Galecki; loving father to Larry and his ...

Mary Ann Etheridge

Mary Ann Etheridge, 80, died August 6, 2012.

Doris Page

Doris Ann Page, age 83, of Lilburn, GA passed away on August 5, 2012.

Stephanie Colebar

Stephanie Rule Colebar, 46 passed away August 2, 2012.

Maggie Garmon

Maggie Massey Garmon, age 95, of Carnesville, GA, passed away August 7, 2012. Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross 770-448-5757.

Myrtle Brewer

Mrs. Myrtle Gee Brewer, 85, of Jefferson Ga., who passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012.

Gloria Petersen

Gloria Petersen, 86, died August 7, 2012.

Susan Hawkins

Mrs. Susan Gibson Hawkins, 76, of Athens, Georgia passed away Tuesday August 7, 2012.

Patricia Davison

Mrs. Patricia G. Davison, 60, of Athens, Georgia, who passed away August 5, 2012.

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Rex "William" Loudermilk, Jr.

Rex “William” Loudermilk, Jr., age 32, of Loganville GA passed away Saturday, August 4th, 2012. He is survived by his mother Deborah Smith of Jackson, GA, father Rex ...

Jonelle Edwards

Jonelle Blackburn Edwards, age 81, of Stone Mountain, Ga, died suddenly, Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770 ...