News for Sunday, March 25, 2012


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Hawks beat Jazz in NBA's first 4OT game since 1997

ATLANTA (AP) -- Joe Johnson was exhausted by the time the Hawks and Utah Jazz had dragged each other into a fourth overtime -- in Atlanta's third game in three nights, no less.. "It was unbelievable," he said. "I just had to laugh it off. I've never played in

Jurrjens' strong Sunday outing adds to case for opening day starter role

Pitcher allows three hits in six innings as Braves down Astros

VIDEO: Kentucky, Kansas Head to Final Four

Kentucky and Kansas round out the Final Four field in New Orleans.

KU and UK join Louisville and Ohio St. in Final 4

One game is a grudge match between teams that know each other all too well. The other is a rare rematch between virtual strangers.The Final Four is set. In one game Saturday, Kentucky will play Louisville in an intrastate rivalry that puts Cardinals coach Rick Pitino against the school he

Taylor's 22 lead KU to 80-67 win over Carolina

Tyshawn Taylor broke out of his slump in a big way Sunday, scoring 22 points and leading Kansas back to the Final Four with an 80-67 victory over former coach Roy Williams and top-seeded North Carolina

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Tiger Woods a winner on tour again after 30 months

Tiger Woods finally brought the buzz back to the very thing that made him famous — winning.

Kentucky beats Baylor 82-70 in South Regional

Kentucky is taking its highlight show back to the Big Easy.

Florida teen's shooting death reverberates in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) -- The shooting death of Trayvon Martin reverberated across Georgia on Sunday with "hoodie" church services, calls for lawmakers to strengthen gun laws and gatherings to remember the teen.. Activists in Atlanta are planning rallies to honor the 17-year-old, who was killed in February by a

Bill may prevent services for illegal immigrants

ATLANTA (AP) -- A bill making its way through the Georgia Legislature could prevent illegal immigrants from being able to get a marriage license or access to water and sewage service in the state.. The bill sponsored by Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, has gotten a lot of attention because

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Stewart wins rain-shortened race in Fontana

Tony Stewart got his second NASCAR victory of the season Sunday when rain shortened the race at Auto Club Speedway by 71 laps

Records provision in Ga. bill raises concerns

ATLANTA (AP) -- A provision in a Georgia measure that would overhaul the state's sentencing guidelines is raising concerns from some open-government advocates.. The sentencing reform bill approved by the House last week also includes a provision that restricts public access to arrest records of people who were later

Gwinnett slayings on pace for record year

The first three months of the year have yielded an unusually high number of killings in Gwinnett County. Police records show 17 homicides in the metro Atlanta county since January.

Gwinnett County Track and Field Championships - Field event results

Results from Saturday's field event finals and the 1,600-meter run finals

Parents play key role in keeping kids active, preventing obesity

Georgia has the second highest rate of childhood obesity in the United States; nearly 40 percent of the state's children are overweight or obese

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GCPS helps parents stay involved

Parent involvement is key at school, local officials said. The Gwinnett County Public School system has three chief ways it aims to keep parents involved with their students' academic progress and success.

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.

GOODNEWS: Arcado students are 'WordMasters'

Students from Arcado Elementary recently fared well in the WordMasters Challenge, a national language arts competition that challenges students to memorize the meanings of new words.

GAB: Buford Lanier Woman's Club meeting planned

The Buford Lanier Woman's Club has scheduled its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. April 11 at Sugar Hill Community Center, 1166 Church St., in Sugar Hill.

Need help getting your kids to eat?

Learn new ways to get your children interested in healthy foods.

Masquerade prom for home-schoolers

The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is hosting the annual prom on March 30.

Vaccinations key to preventing disease in children

Children must be vaccinated before entering school, as well as before entering sixth grade

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LARSON: Musicians cooperatively minister to community

Local musicians to play benefit concert for Lawrenceville Co-op.

Physical fitness starts at home

Buford Elementary School's Melanie Reed talks about the importance of physical activity in a young child's life.

Expo to help community spruce up for spring

The United Peachtree Corners Civic Association is hosting a yard and garden expo Monday.

Spring events abound at Fort Yargo State Park

Spring events abound at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder.

Seminar on scammers planned

Senior citizens who wish to learn about how to avoid being scammed can visit the Lilburn City Hall on April 3, where Police Cap. Mike Johnson and Chief Bruce Hedley plan on discussing the topic.

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Families who are active, thrive

By creating competitions or games, families can get extra exercise while having a good time.

Sugar Hill to host 'clean-up week' for residents

Advanced Disposal will pick up discarded lawn and garden furniture, appliances and other furniture on regular pick up days

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North Gwinnett Middle School principal has built career in Gwinnett

Wanda Law, who has built her teaching career in the county, is now leading North Gwinnett Middle School to high levels of achievement.

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Everett Music Barn to celebrate anniversary, new ownership

The Everett Music Barn, which opened in 1971, and changed ownership last year, will have an all-day event on April 14.

Suwanee police look forward to use of substation, training facility

An update on construction progress, and how Suwanee Police will use the new 7,100 square foot facility in the Suwanee Gateway area.

North Gwinnett Arts' Plein Air event expects to draw crowd

The North Gwinnett Arts Association will host its second annual Plein Air event. It is a competition for residents to paint, photograph or assemble mixed media artwork of places in Suwanee.

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North Gwinnett pupil is student of year

A student from North Gwinnett High School was recently named the district's technical education student of the year during a special ceremony at the Gwinnett County Public Schools headquarters in Suwanee.

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Melton guiding force for North soccer

Matthew Melton is the captain of the North Gwinnett boys soccer team.

Suwanee library to host guest reader from Disney on Ice

Mickey Mouse from Disney on Ice will visit the Suwanee branch of the Gwinnett County library.

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Scenes from Suwanee: Linda Moore transforms herself through CrossFit

Fifty pounds later, Linda Moore is a CrossFit fanatic, who is proving that age (she's 59) shouldn't stop you from being a workout wonder.

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Suwanee Beer Fest to feature more selection, cooler temps

The second annual Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest has been moved to March 31 from July. There will be 101 breweries represented and winners of a home brew competition will be announced.

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North's Miles ends recruiting process by committing to UNC

North Gwinnett's Donnie Miles ended the college football recruiting process by committing to North Carolina.

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Suwanee plastic surgeon sees changes, challenges in industry

DULUTH -- Small business referrals can come from just about anywhere. For a Suwanee plastic surgeon, they even come from a member of a jury at a criminal trial.. Called to testify at a trial, Dr. Jeff Zwiren was asked about how he fixed a facial laceration for a man

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Slayton -- Ford

Slayton -- Ford. Dan and Stephanie Slayton of Monroe, and John and Cheryl Dow of Collinsville, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Christine Slayton of Atlanta, to Brandon James Ford of Atlanta, son of Stephen and Dawn Ford, of Cedar Falls, Iowa.. The bride-elect is a graduate

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Lee -- Davis

Sheila Spinelli of Dahlonega, and Michael Payne of Sugar Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna Danielle Lee of Buford, to Aaron Raymond Davis of Buford, son of Sandra Davis of Lincoln Park, Mich., and Kerry Davis of Buford.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Doris Dunson of

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Litwin -- Smith

Litwin -- Smith. Natalie Christine Litwin and Brennen Riley Smith were married Oct. 8. Jeff Myer officiated the ceremony.. The bride is the daughter of Ed and Chris Litwin of Grayson. She is a graduate of Grayson High School and the Process Institute. She is employed with Genisys by Salon

Rev. Edwin Peevy

Rev. Edwin T. Peevy, age 66, of Winder, GA, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Shauna-Kaye Saint Hubert

Shauna-Kaye Saint Hubert, age 29, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on March 17, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 770-963-2411 ...

Carol Sheering

Carol Sue Sheering, age 74, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Wayne Smith

Wayne T. Smith, age 65 of Duluth, died March 23, 2012. A Funeral Mass will be said 11:00 AM Monday March 26, 2012 at the Catholic Church of St. Monica ...

Mari Lou Watson

Mrs. Mari Lou Watson, age 53, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at ...

Linda Moon

Mrs. Linda Louise Moon, age 70, of Winder, Georgia died March 23, 2012. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements. 770/867-1361.

Sophie Cloutier

Sophie Martha Cloutier, age 93, of Norcross, GA, died March 23, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

VIDEO: Cardinals, Buckeyes Reach Final Four

Louisville and Ohio State earned Final Four berths with victories in regional finals.