News for Saturday, March 31, 2012


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GOODNEWS: Lilburn student gets $160,000 scholarship

Erika Gotfredson, a senior at Providence Christian Academy, is one of two Presbyterian College applicants to receive the Quattlebaum Honor Scholarship, which awards students for academic achievement and demonstrated leadership.

Winder police to host public forum on synthetic marijuana

Winder officials plan community meeting on the topic of synthetic marijuana.

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Burns -- Webb

Burns -- Webb. Joseph and Patricia Burns of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Rachel Burns of Madison, Ala., to Janson Layson Webb of Madison, son of Bud and Kathy Webb of Oviedo, Fla.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of George and Flo Aulbach of Roswell and

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50th anniversary

50th anniversary. Bobby and Angelo Terrell of Lawrenceville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married March 14, 1962, in Roberta. Bobby is retired from Nash Chevrolet and Angelo is retired from Gwinnett County Public Schools. They have two children, Carla, married to Tommy Carraway, Blaine Terrell, married to

New section of W. Broad Street to open in Sugar Hill

Short section of West Broad Street directly adjacent to City Hall will remain closed

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Nicholson -- Dodd

Nicholson -- Dodd. Randy Nicholson of Miami, and Dolly Bailey of LaGrange announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Ann Nicholson of LaGrange, to Maverick Christopher Dodd of Lagrange, son of Michael Dodd and Dawn and Jesse Hummel, all of Buford.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sam and

Braselton offers a look into town government

Applications due soon for 2012 session of the Braselton Citizens Academy.

Peachtree Corners runoff candidate bios

Bios and views from Peachtree Corners City Council candidates, squaring off in a runoff Tuesday, April 3.

Peachtree Corners voters go back to polls Tuesday

A month after a special election whittled down the field, eight people vie for four Peachtree Corners council seats in runoff Tuesday.

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GNLI graduates 17th class

The Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute has graduated its 17th class of grassroots leaders on March 24 at George Pierce Park Community Center.

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JENKINS: Hey servers, here's a tip: don't jump to conclusions

When it comes to gratuities, just because my order is small doesn't mean my tip will be.

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Easter events around Gwinnett

A glance at some of the Easter egg hunts, sunrise services and passion plays for you and your family to experience in Gwinnett.

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Martin -- McKinney

Martin -- McKinney. Kent and Kathy Martin of Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Claire Martin of Duluth, to Ryan Thomas McKinney of Sugar Hill, son of Jerry McKinney of Decatur, Ala., and Diane McKinney of Sugar Hill.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bill and Shirley

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60th anniversary

60th anniversary. Eugene R. and Edna R. Smith of Sugar Hill recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married March 7, 1952, at the home of Pastor Carson Jones in Buford. They are both retired and have three children: Connie, married to Joseph Mullinax, Kathy, married to Keith Appling

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Gwinnett's Lose It! looking for new participants

The program needs 20 people. Registration ends April 15

Yankees sign Brookwood's Bulger

Right-hander to start the season with Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Gladiators get Rays in first round

The Gwinnett Gladiators lost their regular-season finale 5-2 in Florida on Saturday and will face division rival South Carolina in the first round of the Kelly Cup playoffs.

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Brand leads Sixers over Hawks

Elton Brand took over when the Philadelphia 76ers needed him most.

Suwanee's Big Splash Fountain to open Monday

The Big Splash Fountain at Town Center Park will open on Monday.

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Adams family makes big impact on North lacrosse programs

Feature on North Gwinnett girls lacrosse coach Diane Adams and her son, Bulldog boys player Ronnie Adams

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North's Abakah heavily involved on and off the court

Well-rounded senior to play basketball for Northeastern

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Suwanee's Peachstate Audio to celebrate 35 years in business

Peachstate Audio will celebrate 35 years of business in April as owner Mike O'Rouke looks to expand from mostly churches and schools to a larger retail segment.

Suwanee Sports Academy offers mentoring program for middle school boys

The Suwanee Sports Academy has added a weekly mentoring program for middle school aged boys to its list of activities. The program is free and aims to build character.

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Scenes from Suwanee: Theresa Wiist finds her passion in special education

Bringing students together is something Theresa Wiist is used to doing as a teacher for autistic children at Level Creek Elementary in Suwanee. But she said it will be more special for World Autism Awareness Day, which is Monday, to honor those with the disorder characterized by difficulties in social

Ten North Gwinnett students have artwork chosen for symposium

Ten North Gwinnett High School students had their ceramic artwork accepted into the Georgia High School Ceramic Arts Association Symposium.

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North Gwinnett Middle takes top writing prize

North Gwinnett Middle School eighth graders won first place in a state writing contest.

Official: Burglary at women's clinic linked to two others

Two other burglaries of OBGYN clinics happened within a week of one at a Suwanee location.

Gwinnett County road closures, April 1 through 7

Gwinnett County road closures, April 1 through 7

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Thousands turn out for Sugar Hill's annual egg hunt

Kids hunted down nearly 35,000 Easter eggs in total at the 7th Annual Sugar Hill Easter Egg Hunt

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Kahne wins pole at Martinsville Speedway

Kasey Kahne is the first two-time pole winner of the season in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series after he posted the fastest lap in qualifying Saturday at Martinsville Speedway.

Duluth man dies in Buckhead wreck

A Duluth man died Friday night in a two-vehicle wreck. Police said the rainy conditions may have been a factor.

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Spring injuries sideline Wood, Blackmon

Blake Wood and Charlie Blackmon went into spring training with a lot in common, both having reached the majors after playing at North Gwinnett and Georgia Tech.

BRAVES NOTES: Hanson to get opening day start vs. Mets

After missing the final two months of last season with a sore shoulder, Tommy Hanson was hoping for a smooth start to spring training.

GAB: Gladiators give to charity

The Gwinnett Gladiators have teamed up with fans to raise more than $78,000 for local charities in north Georgia through various fundraising initiatives.

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Children piece together LEGO map

In celebration of a grand re-opening at Discover Mills, hundreds of LEGO freaks stopped to make their mark Saturday on a large-scale map of the United States built from the glossy, snap-together bricks.

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Thousands enjoy cold beer on warm Suwanee day

A hot sunny, spring afternoon in Suwanee was the perfect backdrop for the American Craft Beer Fest according to those who attended.

GSWA All-State Basketball list

A look at the Georgia Sports Writers Association's All-State Basketball Teams for 2011-12

2012 Gwinnett County High School Football Schedules

A look at the 2012 Gwinnett high school football schedules plus an interactive schedule searchable by date and team.

Future Stars Roster

A look at the roster for the Future Stars roster for Tuesday's scrimmage at Coolray Field

Tech endures spring growing pains

Not that he was surprised as the Yellow Jackets wore pads and hit each other for the first time this spring, but head coach Paul Johnson saw plenty of areas for improvement in a live practice at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Grayson's ESPNU game highlights Gwinnett's 2012 football schedules

Gwinnett's 2012 football slate to feature some interesting matchups

Bolden, DeShields, Davis among locals honored by GSWA

Postseason honors continue to pour in for a handful of Gwinnett County boys and girls

Cox to return to dugout for one game

Bobby Cox made his decision to retire a year in advance and stuck to it, leaving the Braves' dugout at the end of the 2010 season with the fourth-most wins ever for a major league manager.

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McCann, Braves to play prospects at Coolray

After weeks and weeks of games and cuts and games and cuts, the end of baseball's spring training approaches and one final exhibition game remains.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall supports budget proposal for federal government; Isakson wins honor

Days after constituents call for federal budget, Woodall celebrates House passage of a budget resolution; Isakson given "Spirit of Enterprise" award.

Tax reform could hurt county coffers

Officials say impact of tax reform hard to predict for county.

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KATHLEEN PARKER: Our appalling-ness

WASHINGTON -- There are so many appalling aspects to the Trayvon Martin case that it's hard to find a permanent home for outrage.. Most appalling, obviously, is the fatal shooting of an unarmed 17-year-old who was targeted by a 28-year-old volunteer neighborhood watchman. George Zimmerman thought

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GREEN: Piracy abounds in local media

Ethics and sources of local media should be sometimes questioned, Daily Post writer posits.

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O'REILLY: Take me out to the ballgame

Take me out to the ballgame. The urchins were startled. "Hey, let's go outside and play some baseball," I said.. Outside? Are you kidding me? Inside, the two 8-year-old boys have an Xbox, iPads and personal computers at the ready. Outside?. So I dragged them down to

Mega Millions winners are rich, but not THAT rich

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Congratulations, Mega Millions winners! You've just won the biggest lottery in history! Move over Bill Gates and Warren Buffett!. Not so fast, Richie Rich.. There's no doubt that you're now each a member of the 1 percent. A life of comfort and leisure awaits, and managed

Ga. math teacher, student charged in sexual tryst

SMYRNA (AP) -- Cobb County police say a high school teacher had sex with a 17-year-old student, who then threatened to tell if he didn't pay her and give her a good grade.. Officer Michael Smith says both the teacher, 55-year-old Jonas Magdangal, and the student

Home Depot to close Braselton plant, lay off 300

Home Depot is closing its Braselton distribution plant that employs 300 workers.

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3 tickets share record-breaking jackpot

Lottery ticket-holders in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland each selected the winning numbers for the world record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials said early Saturday.

Anne Von Schriltz

Anne Harbour Von Schriltz, age 62, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on March 29, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Janette Liebe

Mrs. Janette Harrelson Liebe, age 64, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of ...

Nellie Hammond

Mrs. Nellie Ann Hammond, age 89, of Statham, GA passed away March 29, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Harris Garrett

Harris “Bud” Hinton Garrett, age 76, of Winder, GA passed away March 29, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Kelley Jones

Kelley E. Jones, 80, of Norcross, GA, died, March 29, 2012. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 1st, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home ...

James Nixon

James Daniel Nixon, age 70, of Loganville, GA, passed away on March 28, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411

Wayne Casper

Mr. Wayne “Wino” Ellison Casper, age 65 of Athens, Ga. passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966 ...

Mary Sims

Mrs. Mary Lucille Sims, age 96, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on March 28, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Roy Clayton

Roy Vernon Clayton, age 89, of Dacula, GA, passed away on March 28, 2012. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924.