News for Sunday, March 4, 2012


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Hamlin holds off Harvick to win at Phoenix

Kevin Harvick, NASCAR’s best closer, ran out of gas with a lap to go and couldn’t catch Denny Hamlin, who jumped out front on a restart and led the final 59 laps of NASCAR’s second race of the 2012 season.

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Norcross' Lamb honored by Big East

UConn guard rewarded for exceptional sophomore season

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Romney attends rally at Brookwood High School

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney attended a rally at Brookwood High School on Sunday afternoon.

Widow of former Georgia governor dies at 85

Mary Beth Busbee, the widow of former Georgia Gov. George Busbee, has died. She was 85.

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Record rally gives Gladiators big win over Trenton

Gwinnett comes back from three goals down to win third game in as many days Sunday.

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A 7th advertiser pulls out of Limbaugh's show

NEW YORK (AP) A flower company is the seventh advertiser to pull its ads from conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's radio program in reaction to his derogatory comments about a law student who testified about birth control policy.ProFlowers said Sunday on its Facebook page that it has suspended advertising

VaTech parents seek answers in trial 5 years later

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The hours leading to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and the actions of Virginia Tech administrators will be replayed in a Christiansburg courtroom when the parents of two students slain in the April 2007 massacre press their legal effort to hold school officials

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`Lorax' cleans up at box office with $70.7M debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" raked in all kinds of green, earning $70.7 million in its first weekend to score the biggest box-office debut of the year by far.The 3-D animated family film from Universal Pictures, featuring the voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron and Taylor

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Worst train tragedy in Poland in years kills 16

SZCZECHOCINY, Poland (AP) -- Two trains running on the same track collided head-on in southern Poland in a shower of sparks, killing 16 people and injuring 58 in the country's worst train disaster in more than 20 years.. The crash near Krakow turned cars at the front of each

Ga. lawmakers may have to stop diverting fees

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia lawmakers are mulling a new law that would force them to uphold old laws they already passed.. Reports say that House Bill 881 would prohibit lawmakers from diverting about $40 million in fees and fines from the purposes for which they were intended. The money is

Police investigating Ga. Waffle House shooting

FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) -- Police are searching for a group of teens they say shot two people inside a Waffle House.. Police say the suspects got into an argument with a woman and a man at the south Fulton County restaurant early Sunday morning. Authorities say one of the teens

Issues linger as Ga. session hits home stretch

ATLANTA (AP) -- Issues including guns, illegal immigration and drug testing for unemployed Georgians seeking benefits are still on the table, but must be considered by at least one chamber of the Legislature by Wednesday to remain on the agenda this year.. After a slow start, the Capitol has suddenly

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Stories of survival emerge from tornado victims

EAST BERNSTADT, Ky. (AP) -- The stories from tornado survivors across the South and Midwest were remarkable: schoolchildren took cover under desks, people hunkered down in a church basement or hid out in a bank vault. One family even piled on top of one another for protection.. One of the

Super Tuesday ad spending nearly tops $10 million

The Republican candidates and a few independent groups have spent nearly $10 million on television and radio ads in seven states that vote on Super Tuesday

Officials confirm tornado hit Paulding, Haralson

BUCHANAN (AP) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado hit Paulding and Haralson counties.. Weather officials say an EF-3 twister hit Haralson County early Saturday morning, destroying a business, ripping the steeple off a church and downing numerous trees. Officials said they have not yet determined the

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Four straight: Romney wins Washington GOP caucus

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney rolled to a double-digit victory in Washington state's Republican presidential caucuses Saturday night, his fourth campaign triumph in a row and a fresh show of strength in the run-up to 10 Super Tuesday contests in all regions of the country.. Rick Santorum and

Same-sex custody battle could change Florida law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A custody battle in Florida between two lesbians could fuel the growing national debate over the definition of motherhood.. It also might force state lawmakers to reconsider a 19-year-old law regarding the rights of sperm and egg donors.. The women, now in their 30s

Antonia Munoz

Antonia Munoz age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on March 3, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Jerry Campbell

Jerry Dale Campbell, age 80, of Tucker, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

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Mary Busbee

Former First Lady of Georgia, Mary Beth Busbee died on March 3, 2012. Born in Ruston, LA on Feb. 16, 1927, Mary Elizabeth Talbot was the sixth child of a ...

Carolyn Strickland

Carolyn Allene Strickland, age 65, of Snellville, GA passed away February 29, 2012. She was born in Atlanta, GA to Roy and Katherine Childers. Carolyn is survived by husband of ...

Michelina Pettica

Mrs. Michelina T. Pettica, age 90, of Buford GA passed away on March 3, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Doris Gooch

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Doris Allene Ray Gooch, 84, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Friday, March 2, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467 ...

Rebecca Mcdonald

Rebecca Joyce McDonald, age 71, of Monroe, GA passed away March 2, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594.

Homer Clark

Mr. Homer E. Clark, age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge ...

Jane "Pug" Peck

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jane “Pug” Elizabeth Holcombe Peck, age 49, of Nicholson, Ga. who passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Arrangements by ...

Mattie Cole

Mattie F. Cole, age 90, of Snellville, GA passed away March 1, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

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Jimmie "Bobcat" Simmons

In loving memory of Jimmie “Bobcat” Simmons who God took home on February 27, 2009. You never said “I’m leaving” You never said “ ...