News for Tuesday, March 6, 2012


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GGC club baseball player gets national honor

Sophomore is a graduate of Apalachee

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No. 9 Georgia beats KSU 3-2 on walk-off hit

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The crowds haven't been large, but Georgia Bulldogs have found a home away from home at Coolray Field.. Kyle Farmer delivered a bases-loaded walk-off hit as the Bulldogs scored an unearned run in the ninth inning to defeat Kennesaw State 3-2 in the second Gwinnett Baseball

Gwinnett girls lacrosse coaches pick all-tourney teams

Standout performers from county tourney recognized

Hawks beat Pacers for 3rd straight win

INDIANAPOLIS -- Josh Smith had 27 points and nine rebounds, leading the Atlanta Hawks to their third straight victory, 101-96 over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.. Smith scored 13 points in the first quarter, 11 in the third, and fell three points shy of his season high.. Jannero Pargo

PREP ROUNDUP: Hebron's Felt fires two-hit shutout in 1-0 win over Commerce

Recap of Tuesday's prep action

Four Peachtree Corners races head to runoffs

Many Peachtree Corners races go to runoffs. Phil Sadd and Jay Lowe win seats on first City Council.

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Force welcome fans with much anticipation

DULUTH -- With the beginning of the 2012season of the Arena Football League less than a week away, the Georgia Force's players, coaching staff, front office and cheerleaders all took time out of their schedules to mingle with their fans during their annual Open House and Media Day on Tuesday

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Clemson's Smith questionable for ACC Tournament

League brings tournament back to Atlanta this week

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Sunday sales passes in Gwinnett, Buford by wide margin

Two-thirds of Gwinnett voters gave the go-ahead for beer and wine sales on Sundays.

South's Sayre headed to North Georgia soccer program

Goalkeeper is a three-time all-county selection

Tardy wins on Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

Local wins title at Mirror Lake Junior Classic

Ewing leads class of 10 into college Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Georgetown great Patrick Ewing and former Kansas star Clyde Lovellette lead a 10-member class that will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in November.The class was announced Tuesday in Kansas City.. The two post players will be joined by North Carolina's

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Freeman returns in Braves loss to Nats

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Gio Gonzalez said he wanted to "jump out of the chute" in his spring debut for the Washington Nationals.. And he wasn't kidding.. Gonzalez pitched two scoreless innings, allowed only one hit and struck out two as the Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves, 5-2.. Gonzalez

Tech's Hill aims to impress NFL

ATLANTA -- Former Georgia Tech receiver Stephen Hill hopes he's getting closer to becoming a high pick in the NFL draft.. After creating a buzz by running the 40-yard dash in 4.31 seconds at the NFL scouting combine two weeks ago, Hill caught all 12 passes thrown to him

Pirates, McCutchen agree to new contract

BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates and All-Star centerfielder Andrew McCutchen agreed on Tuesday to a six-year, $51.5 million deal.. McCutchen, 25, is now under contract with the Pirates through the 2017 season, and there's a club option for 2018.. Though he hit just .259 in 2011, McCutchen

DeCoud to sign new deal with Falcons

ATLANTA -- Free safety Thomas DeCoud plans to sign a new contract with the Atlanta Falcons.. Terms of the deal were not announced by DeCoud or the team in public statements released Tuesday.. "Thanks for all the congratulations, everyone," DeCoud told his followers on Twitter. "Looking forward to taking

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CLINE: Trying to weather the storm

If you think a prolonged stay in a basement is bad while waiting out a storm, try a closet.

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THOMAS: Ultrasound, ultra-truth

Opponents of the ultrasound bill passed last week by the Virginia legislature and expected to be signed soon by Gov. Bob McDonnell, thought they could stop the measure because they said it would require an invasive vaginal probe to determine the age of the fetus in an early-stage pregnancy. The bill passed after it was modified to mandate only a non-invasive procedure.

AP sources: Secret Service protection for Gingrich

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will receive Secret Service protection starting Wednesday.. Two people with knowledge of the security plan confirmed the detail assignment to The Associated Press. They spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive security matters.. The former House speaker is the third

Winder to acquire new city building

WINDER -- City council members in Winder on Tuesday voted to ratify the acquisition of The Peoples Bank Operations Center, located at 25 East Midland Avenue. According to city administrator Donald Toms, the first floor of the building will house the city police department. Use for the second floor is

Buford passes Sunday alcohol sales

Buford has become the latest Gwinnett city to allow package sales of beer and wine on Sundays.

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Romney wins Ohio, 5 other Super Tuesday states

Complete coverage of the GOP presidential race on Super Tuesday (video inside)

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Gingrich wins Georgia Republican primary

Newt Gingrich notched a home-field primary win in Georgia, and Mitt Romney sought to counter in Massachusetts and elsewhere as Republican presidential rivals battled coast to coast in a 10-state Super Tuesday showdown.

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Report: Colts, Manning breaking up

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Peyton Manning era in Indianapolis is expected to end Wednesday, according to a report.. Citing anonymous sources, ESPN reported Tuesday that the Colts plan to hold a news conference to announce the long-expected decision. Manning is expected to attend.. Team owner Jim Irsay and Manning's

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GOP voters focusing on economy, beating Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ohio Republicans are overwhelmingly upset with the federal government and deeply worried about the direction of the national economy, according to early results of an exit poll of voters in the state's GOP presidential primary.. Of the 10 states holding Super Tuesday Republican presidential contests, Ohio was

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Hardy excited about Mountain View's football hire

Former head coach thrilled with Bears' hire of Giacone

Lawrenceville company reaches agreement with cancer testing pioneer

Company says blood test could help detect cancer at earlier stages

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Adult literacy business plan could win $50,000

A student team from Georgia Gwinnett College was one of two winners at a March 3 social business workshop initiated by the University System of Georgia. The team will move on to the next competition in April, which offers chance to win a $50,000 business investment.

Insurance evaulation positive for fire department

Gwinnett's fire, water and 911 systems receive stellar reviews in insurance scoring.

GGC testing sirens Wednesday

Georgia Gwinnett College will conduct a test of its emergency notification siren about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Residents of Lawrenceville and Dacula may hear the sirens, which could sound more than once during the test.

Biggest drop of year for Dow as US market slumps

U.S. stocks are down sharply at midday after steep losses in Europe.The Dow Jones industrial average is down 165 points. That is its biggest decline during a trading day this year.. Just before noon EST, the Dow was down 1.3 percent to 12,798. The biggest decline for the Dow during

Rock band Shinedown hosts private show at 37 Main

Win tickets by listening to Project 9-6-1.

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Young artists donate mural to Eastside pediatric center

Mural painted and donated by kids from Cobble Creek Studios in Snellville

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Falcons sign contract with Parkview's Palmer

Tight end has played in 31 games the past two seasons

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Super Tuesday voters put imprint on GOP race

ATLANTA (AP) -- Mitt Romney is angling to solidify his front-runner status and Rick Santorum to keep it a two-man race as voters in 10 states put Super Tuesday's imprint on the Republican presidential race. Newt Gingrich just hopes to keep his struggling campaign alive with a strong

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Convenient cupcakes are dangerous for dieters

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Sprinkles, the Beverly Hills bakery that helped inspire the craze for sweet frosting in snack-size portions, will launch a cupcake dispensing machine at its flagship store.. Founder and owner Candace Nelson said her company is rolling out the first high-tech vending machine on

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Gingrich brings 'big ideas' to Gwinnett on Super Tuesday

GOP primary contender Newt Gingrich spent the morning of Super Tuesday with business leaders at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

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Sandra Deal launches 'Read Across Georgia' program

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal has launched the "Read Across Georgia" initiative to support Gov. Nathan Deal's goal of increasing the number of third-graders reading at grade level in the state.. Sandra Deal, along with state schools Superintendent John Barge, will visit schools across the state

MARTA to put security cameras on buses and trains

ATLANTA (AP) -- Metro Atlanta's public transit system plans to install security cameras on its buses and trains.. The board of directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, on Monday approved the awarding of a contract for the installation of the cameras.. The transit authority says the

Police warn parents of 2 reported attacks on girls

STONE MOUNTAIN (AP) -- Police are searching for suspects after one girl reported being dragged into the woods by a man in a black mask, and another girl at the same apartment complex near Atlanta said she was attacked in a separate incident.. DeKalb County Police are warning parents and

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Woman: Attorney's belligerence prompted arrest

Woman says Lawrenceville attorney's harsh language in court prompted his arrest last week.

Super Tuesday showdown: Romney-Santorum big day

AP Special CorrespondentWASHINGTON (AP) On the eve of their Super Tuesday showdown, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum strained for an edge in Ohio on Monday and braced for the 10 primaries and caucuses likely to redefine the race for the Republican presidential nomination.Newt Gingrich, though winless for more than a

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Voters head to the polls

Gwinnett voters will consider the GOP nominee for president as well as Sunday sales of beer and wine. Voters in Peachtree Corners will choose their City Council, and a Loganville House race will be decided.

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Usual suspects, plus one, heading to the Final Four

A look at Gwinnett's remaining teams in the state high school basketball tournament

PREP ROUNDUP: Thiel throws two-hitter, fans 14 as Central gets first win

Recap of Monday's high school sports events

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Jurrjens pitches two strong innings in Braves’ win

Atlanta’s Jair Jurrjens, who started last season as one of the hottest pitchers in the NL, takes the mound for his first start this spring and leads the Braves to victory.

David Eckels Jr

Mr. David De Walt Eckels, Jr., age 81, of Jefferson passed away March 3, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

William F. Cummins III

William F. Cummins III, age 79, formerly a resident of Fort Bragg, CA, died February 29, 2012 in Decatur, Georgia. Bill was born Nov. 20, 1932 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the ...

Phyllis Cunningham

Mrs. Phyllis J. Cunningham, age 54, of Buford, GA passed away March 4, 2012. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999.

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Lucile Gilleland

Mrs. Lucile Williams Gilleland, age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, March 5, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wentfred Gilleland; grandson, Jeff Roebuck ...

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Brenda Davies

Brenda Real Davies, age 70, of Braselton, GA passed away on March 1, 2012 at Gwinnett Medical Center from a brief illness. Brenda was born in Montgomery, AL on March ...

Thomas "Pete" Johnson

Thomas “Pete” Johnson, age 77, of Statham, GA, passed away, March 3, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Ann Macaulay

Ann Swaidmark Macaulay, age 77, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2012. Arrangements by A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, 404-292-1551.

Deborah Womack

Deborah Ann Womack, age 60, of Auburn, GA passed away March 5, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Joyce Hainey

Joyce S. Hainey, age 71, of Lilburn, GA passed away on March 5, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010.

Ola Beth Allgood

Mrs. Ola Beth Allgood, age 81 of Loganville, passed away peacefully at DeKalb LTAC with her family at her side, Monday, March 5, 2012. A member of First Baptist Church ...

Jay Payne

Infant Jay Payne, age l day, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Larry Payne. He is survived ...

Joseph Cerrato

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joseph Andrew Cerrato, 73, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Sunday March 4, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Mark Sadelind

Mr. Mark F. Saderlind, age 53, of Winder passed away March 4, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

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John "Bob" Bolding

John R. “Bob” Bolding, 75, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012. His battle with Alzheimer is over. He was born May 10, 1936, son ...

John "Jim" James

John “Jim” Earl James, age 78, of Winder, GA passed away March 3, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Luciano “Dominic” DiCocco

Luciano “Dominic” DiCocco, age 84, of Dacula, GA passed away on March 5, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Carolyn Lyons

Carolyn Lyons, age 75, of Gainesville, GA, passed away March 3, 2012. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.