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Aide says Cheney had heart transplant

Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a heart transplant Saturday and is recovering at a Virginia hospital, his office said.

SMITH: Going to Bisher-less Masters with a heavy heart

Remembering my old friend, Furman Bisher

After Louisiana win, Santorum vows to fight on

Rick Santorum is vowing to press forward with his presidential bid after a victory in Louisiana.

Aide says Cheney had heart transplant

Associated Press WASHINGTON Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a heart transplant Saturday and is recovering at a Virginia hospital, his office said.An aide to Cheney said he had been waiting for a transplant for more than 20 months and does not know the identity of the heart donor.. "Although

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Sutton siblings face off on soccer field

Peachtree Ridge boys soccer coach Ryan Sutton will face Mill Creek and his younger brother Peyton.

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Brickell, Machovec impress at county track meet

Event concludes Monday with running finals

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Vault, Hunter propel Florida to SEC gymnastics title

Bulldogs finish third in event at Arena at Gwinnett Center

Gladiators win 40th game, stay in first

For the second straight night the Gwinnett Gladiators and Greenville Road Warriors battled to the waning seconds of the third, and for the second straight night Gwinnett prevailed 3-2.

PREP ROUNDUP: Short, North take down Buford 7-5

A look at Saturday's Gwinnett prep action.

Tech goes down to Baylor in NCAA women's tourney

Griner's dunk highlights dominating performance by All-American center

Force destroy Jacksonville 69-41

The Georgia Force ruined the reigning ArenaBowl champions' opening game at Sea Best Field at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena with a dominating 69-41 win on Saturday.

Johnson leads Hawks past Wizards, 95-92

WASHINGTON -- Joe Johnson scored nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute, and the Atlanta Hawks erased a 16-point deficit to beat the Washington Wizards 95-92 on Saturday night.. Josh Smith added 20 points and nine rebounds

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Louisville in Final 4 with win over Florida

PHOENIX -- Hated to do that to ya, kid.. Rick Pitino nearly came unhinged and his point guard watched the end of the game from the bench. When it was over, though, it was Pitino and Louisville making plans for the Final Four and his protege, Billy Donovan, and the

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Ohio State beats Orange, headed to Final Four

BOSTON -- Ohio State coach Thad Matta sized up his team in the middle of the season and had it figured for a first-weekend loss when the NCAA tournament came around.. He's never been so happy to be wrong.. Jared Sullinger recovered from first-half foul trouble to score

Kahne confident he'll turn season around

FONTANA, Calif. -- Kasey Kahne waited nearly two years between signing with NASCAR's winningest team and finally climbing into his new ride.. So far, the wait was hardly worth it.. Kahne opened the season with a month of wrecks, mistakes and disappointing results for Hendrick Motorsports, culminating in a collision

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Danica done in by Nationwide engine woes

FONTANA, Calif. -- Danica Patrick got nothing to celebrate on the eve of her 30th birthday.. Patrick dropped out with engine failure near the midway point of the Nationwide race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, finishing 35th in another disappointing result during her first full season in the series

Joey Logano wins Nationwide race at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. -- Joey Logano kept Joe Gibbs firmly entrenched in Victory Lane at Auto Club Speedway.. Logano won the Nationwide Series race Saturday, holding off Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Brad Keselowski in an entertaining finish to Joe Gibbs Racing's eighth consecutive Nationwide win at the track.. The youngest winner

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JENKINS: To increase college completion, online classes may not be best solution

When it comes to keeping kids in college, having them on a real campus is better than connecting them by the web.

Gators blow 11-point lead, Cardinals surge into semifinals

Pitino beats Donovan again in teacher-pupil matchup

Ohio State reaches Final Four with win over Syracuse

Buckeyes reach semis for first time since 2007

Buford surges to boys soccer win

Four second-half goals lead Wolves past Decatur

Wildcats deadly from foul line against Hoosiers

ATLANTA -- Kentucky set the NCAA Tournament record by making 35 of 37 free throws in its 102-90 victory over Indiana in the South Regional semifinals Friday night at the Georgia Dome.. The Wildcats hit 16 in a row in the final minutes to finish off the 94.6 percent performance

Baylor stands in way for No. 1 Kentucky

ATLANTA -- It is now three down and three to go for Kentucky, which is trying to become just the second No. 1-ranked team in the past 17 years to win the NCAA championship.. The Wildcats, who are in the Elite Eight for the third straight season, face Baylor

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Kansas faces Carolina with Final 4 on the line

ST. LOUIS -- North Carolina's path to another Final Four runs right through Roy Williams' old neighborhood.. Williams and his current team, the top-seeded Tar Heels, will face his old team Kansas in the Midwest Regional finals today. It's been almost nine years since Williams left the Jayhawks to

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G-Braves notes: Flande making good impression on Braves

Johan Flande will likely be back in Gwinnett at the start of the season, but he is making a surprising bid for a spot in Atlanta with a strong spring.. The left-hander is 2-0 and hasn't allowed an earned run in 8 innings over five Grapefruit League appearances. He

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Knee surgery to land Jones on DL to start season

Chipper Jones will start his final season on the disabled list, a place he has been too often late in his career.. Jones, who announced his plans to retire at season's end on Thursday, will undergo surgery on his left knee Monday and is expected to be sidelined about three

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ESTHER CEPEDA: Where is the political inspiration?

CHICAGO -- Folks, I hate to break it to you, but even though it seems to have been grinding on for years already, this presidential election is on pace to drag on forever. Why? One word: enthusiasm -- a serious lack of it.

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Bill O'Reilly: 'Obama money?' No, OUR money

'Obama money' is our money.

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PARKER: Moderately speaking

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- As the sun rises and dabs Caesars Palace with morning rouge, irony struts down the strip of casinos, shops and nightclubs. What better place to contemplate moderation, the topic of a panel and my purpose for being here, than in the epicenter of human excess?

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Isakson continues vow to fight new health care law; Brockway seeks reelection

On the two year anniversary of Obama's health care law, U.S. Sen. Isakson vows to continue his support of repeal.

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Police: Man tried to bilk feds of $3 million

Duluth police charge man with trying to bilk the federal government of more than $3 million.

Lady Antebellum prize package up for grabs

Participants can register daily for the June 22 prize package.

G-Braves donates $1 million to community

Through school programs, grants and give-aways, the Gwinnett Braves reached a milestone of $1 million in giving to the community.

Anti-bullying program celebrates 15 years

Teachers and volunteers teach children through puppets.

Aurora Theatre announces new season

The 17th season opens with musical "Sweet Charity."

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Large crowd, sunny weather highlight SPCA 5K

The Georgia SPCA held its second annual Run for the Rescues 5K in Suwanee to raise money for the shelter, which rescues and adopts pets.

Ga. lawmakers look at expanding voucher program

ATLANTA -- Special-needs children in Georgia may soon be able to forgo the required year of enrollment in a public school before they can receive a voucher that uses taxpayer dollars to pay for private school.

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Sugarloaf UMC food assembly project inspires volunteers

Sugarloaf United Methodist Church organized an event to assemble meals forstarving and malnourished children around the world.

VIDEO: Top Seeds Kentucky, N. Carolina Advance

Top seeds Kentucky and North Carolina have moved into the regional finals at the NCAA tournament. Joining the Wildcats and Tar Heels are Baylor and Kansas.

Kansas ends N.C. State run

Robinson's double-double, Withey's 10 blocks lead Jayhawks

Oscar Lewis

Mr. Oscar Wayne Lewis, age 64, of Auburn, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.

Lou Ellen Dodd

Mrs. Lou Ellen Dodd, of Buford, GA passed away March 17, 2012. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999. www.levettfuneralhome.com

Ardill Mccannon

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ardill Frances McCannon, age 83, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson ...

Hazel Shepherd

Hazel Broach Shepherd, age 84, of Monroe, GA passed away March 23, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594.

Joseph Kilmer

Joseph Robert Kilmer, 32, of Duluth, GA, died March 21, 2012. The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, March 26th, at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in ...

Dean Pierce

Mr. Dean Bradley Pierce, age 57, of Atlanta, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.

Larry Goodnight

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry James Goodnight, age 64, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson ...

Barbara "Babs" Adams

Barbara “Babs” Pugh Adams, age 65, of Loganville, GA passed away March 22, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544. www.stewartfh.com

Anthony Davis

Mr. Anthony Shawn Davis, age 43, of Atlanta, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.

Ruby Daniell

Mrs. Rubie Brown Walters Daniell, 91, of Griffin, Georgia died on March 22, 2012 at Serenity Place Hospice in Dublin, Georgia. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until ...

Rebecca Ryan

Mrs. Rebecca Ryan, of Buford, GA passed away March 22, 2012. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999. www.levettfuneralhome.com

No. 1 Kentucky advances to South Regional title game

No. 1-ranked Kentucky avenged its only regular-season loss

NCAA SOUTH NOTES: Dome rehearsal only half of Final Four setup

The NCAA South Regional is at the Georgia Dome as a dress rehearsal for next year's Final Four.

Quick start lifts Baylor past Xavier 75-70

Coming into his team's NCAA South Regional semifinal, Baylor coach Scott Drew knew a big early lead didn't necessarily mean much against Xavier.

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Parkview prevails over Rams in extra innings

"Free" is something everyone loves to hear. In Friday night's Region 8-AAAAA baseball game between Parkview and Grayson, fans were treated to free baseball when Grayson scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at 4-4.

Delgado scores lone goal in North girls' win

North Gwinnett made a first-half goal from freshman Amanda Delgado stand up as the Bulldogs pulled out a 1-0 win over Collins Hill in Region 7-AAAAA girls soccer action Friday.

First-half flurry pushes Mill Creek to win

Mill Creek lost a controversial game to Duluth on Tuesday on penalty kicks.

Road to NCAA gymnastics title begins in Gwinnett with SEC meet

Advance of Saturday's SEC Gymanstics meet at the Arena at Gwinnett Center