News for Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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GAC girls tennis defeats Calhoun

Spartans take second-round victory on the road

Wesleyan girls tennis blanks Gordon Lee in playoffs

Wolves take three singles wins to finish quick victory

Brookwood edges Northview in girls tennis playoffs

Doubles sweep key for Broncos in second-round win

Lions advance in girls tennis playoffs

No. 1 Peachtree Ridge sweeps Woodstock in second round

PREP ROUNDUP: North forces deciding match with No. 2 Roswell

ROSWELL -- Tied 2-2 after playing four matches Tuesday, North Gwinnett has a chance to knock off undefeated No. 2 Roswell in girls tennis today.. One of North's No. 2 doubles players had a conflict with another school extracurricular Tuesday and the teams agreed to play the other four matches

State Baseball Playoff Schedules-First Round

First-round state baseball playoff schedules for Gwinnett teams

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Broncos' early lead enough to hold off Lions in boys soccer

Brookwood holds off Peachtree Ridge 2-1 in Class AAAAA playoffs opener

Mill Creek boys soccer team regroups to take down Central in first round

Hawks storm back after giving up early goal

Collins Hill boys open soccer playoffs with win over Grayson

Abraham scores two goals to lead Eagles

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Parkview scores early, holds off North rally

Parkview boys soccer defeated North Gwinnett 3-2 in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs.

Rain halts G-Braves in Columbus

For the second straight night, wet weather got the best of the Gwinnett Braves on their Ohio trip

Phillies rally in 8th, beat Braves

John Mayberry Jr. doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Tuesday night in the first meeting of the season between the NL East rivals

Gwinnett teams streak into state baseball playoffs

A brief look at who's hot and who's not heading into the state high school baseball playoffs

Vikings' King cut after weekend arrest

Gwinnett product Caleb King was released from jail with no charges filed against him on Tuesday, three days after being arrested in an alleged beating outside a birthday party, but still got cut

Peachtree Ridge announces new athletic director

Lions turn to Weyher as Holleman's replacement

Mountain View's Bethune signs with Lipscomb baseball

Senior helped build foundation of Bears' program

Buford's Adams to play football for Mercer

Fullback to help Bears restart football program

Brookwood's Walker commits to Presbyterian basketball

Junior has started her first three seasons for Broncos

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CLINE: Grissom gives voice to fight against cancer

Honoree Chip Grissom made an inspring speech about what it's like to battle, and beat, cancer.

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CAL THOMAS: Give 'em 'L' Mitt!

In the 1993 movie "Dave" the faux president (played by Kevin Kline) calls in his best friend (played by Charles Grodin) and they stay up all night balancing the federal budget, not by raising taxes, but by cutting unnecessary and wasteful spending. If only it were that easy.

Providence's Charles fourth in all-around at state gymnastics

Standout also takes second on vault at state high school meet

Prep Rally to feature soccer, baseball

TV show hosted by Daily Post staff members

Shiloh's Gaither signs with Tennessee State basketball

Guard earned all-county honors as a senior

Lanier qualifies athletes for state track

Lanier had six athletes and a relay team qualify for the boys and girls state track meets.

Lanier's Bryant commits to Oglethorpe basketball

Senior was a first-team all-region selection last season

Brookwood to honor six college-bound swimmers

Broncos to host signing party Wednesday

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Bostick built Parkview into athletic power

Former Parkview athletic director Karl Bostick will be inducted into the Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame.

Gwinnett's Witcher earns sponsor's exemption to Stadion Classic

Tourney will be played at UGA

GAC to honor college-bound athletes Wednesday

Eight athletes are part of the ceremony

Tony nominations spread out among 37 shows but 'Once' leads

NEW YORK -- There was something for virtually everyone to smile about on Broadway on Tuesday after 30 of 37 shows this season got at least one Tony Award nomination. The folks at "Once" had the most reason to celebrate later at their working bar on stage.. The musical based

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Colleagues, friends gather to honor Mike Wallace

NEW YORK (AP) Chris Wallace turned and blew a kiss to a giant portrait of his father, "60 Minutes" journalist Mike Wallace, after memorializing him Tuesday as "the best journalist I have ever known."The Fox News anchor also told of when his father tried to steal an interview from

Judge stops Planned Parenthood injunction in fight over program

AUSTIN, Texas -- A federal appeals judge stepped into the fight over the Texas Women's Health Program on Tuesday, saying he wanted to hear arguments on whether the state should be prevented from enforcing a law that bans Planned Parenthood from participating in the program.. Less than 24 hours after

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FBI: 5 men charged in Ohio bomb plot

CLEVELAND -- Five men described by federal authorities as anarchists angry with corporate America and the government were charged Tuesday with plotting to bomb an Ohio bridge linking two wealthy Cleveland suburbs.. The men were arrested Monday night after unknowingly working with an FBI informant for months, a strategy that

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Norcross community copes with tragic loss

A young man who witnessed Saturday night's tragic wreck that took the life of a Meadowcreek junior on her way to an after-prom party shared his story, while the community continued to mourn the loss of Johlonda Lindsey.

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Commissioners reviewing airport report

Citizens review committee says no to commercial flights at Briscoe Field.

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Eastside official named to mental illness board

Ann Wilder elected to Board of Directors for The National Alliance on Mental Illness Gwinnett

Clinic to host educational cancer seminars Saturday

Symposiums held Saturday Marriott Evegreen Conference Center in Stone Mountain

Gwinnett product King cut by Vikings after assault charge

Running back allegedly attacked a man after a weekend party

Kindergarten registration is Thursday

Parents and guardians of children who will be fiveyears old by Sept. 1, 2012, are invited to visittheir neighborhood school to enroll their future kindergartner.

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Train derails in Lawrenceville

Cars were carrying unharmful corn products believed to be used in animal food

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Police: Motorcyclist recorded harrowing chase on cell phone

Police say motorcyclist who fled at more than 140 mph recorded the chase on his cell phone.

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Meadowcreek marks 25 years

Past staff, students and leaders joined together Monday night to honor the 25th anniversary of Meadowcreek High School. Visitors included board of education Chairman Louise Radloff and Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks.

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American Idol, Underwood to play the Arena at Gwinnett Center

Two new major acts coming to Duluth.

Corps of Engineers begins drought operations

Drought conditions that continue to plague Alabama and Georgia have prompted federal authorities to begin drought operations.

About 100 people rally at Ga. Capitol for May Day

ATLANTA (AP) -- About 100 people gathered for a May Day rally at the Georgia Capitol that organizers called a "historic coming together" of immigrants and working people.. Representatives from immigrant advocate, civil liberties and labor rights groups came out for the rally Tuesday. Speakers addressed the crowd in both

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Gov. Deal signs ban on abortions after 5 months

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that would ban abortions five months after conception.

Meadowcreek's Quarles signs with Ravens

Quarles was a four-year standout defensive back at Wake Forest

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Injured soldier improving, but Tuesday flight home called off

Brookwood grad shows positive signs neurologically as he fights to recover

Groups plan May Day rally at Georgia Capitol

ATLANTA (AP) -- Immigrant rights and civil liberties groups are planning a May Day rally at the Georgia Capitol that they're billing as a "historic coming together" of immigrants and working people.. Their demands include: stopping local-federal immigration enforcement partnerships; stopping attacks on workers and unions; halting the use

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Delta buys a refinery in bid to cut its fuel bill

Delta Air Lines is buying a refinery in a novel and some say risky attempt to slice $300 million a year from its escalating jet fuel bill.The airline said Monday that it is buying the refinery near Philadelphia for $150 million from Phillips 66, a refining company being spun off

Georgia school system's sports programs spared

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- A metro Atlanta school board struggling with its finances has voted to keep middle school sports programs in the district, but parents will be asked to help pay for them.. Clayton County's school board decided Monday night to keep the sports programs as long as parents

Atlanta school system plans to shed 350 positions

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Public Schools plans to shed 350 positions next year and order two employee furlough days as it attempts to cut about $47 million from its budget.. The school district on Monday announced its plans for a $565.8 million budget for the 2012-13 school year.. Superintendent Erroll

Labor Dept. launches website to process claims

ATLANTA (AP) -- The state Labor Department has launched a new online system to process unemployment claims.. The State Information Data Exchange will enable employers to respond promptly to the agency when a former employee files an unemployment insurance claim through the secure website. Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia

Athens mayor proposes cuts to transit, firefighters

ATHENS (AP) -- Athens' mayor is proposing cuts to the transit system and fire department in the northeast Georgia city.. Mayor Nancy Denson is proposing cuts to night bus service as part of broader efforts to balance Athens-Clarke County's 2013 budget.. Denson released her $107.5 million budget plan Monday

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Ex-Gwinnett chairman sues sheriff over DUI arrest

Former Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charles Bannister says in a new federal lawsuit that Sheriff Butch Conway had deputies falsely arrest him on drunken driving charges.

Robert Masters

Robert Masters, age 78, of Canton, GA passed away April 28, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC “A FAMILY COMPANY”, 770-963-2411. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Naomi Milano

Naomi F. Milano, age 79, of Snellville, GA, formerly of South Holland and Elgin, IL passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012. She was born September 28, 1932 the daughter ...

Mae Ashby

Mae Ashby, age 76, of Auburn, GA, passed away April 29, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

Ross Fabricant

Ross Alan Fabricant, age 53, of Hoschton, GA, passed away on April 28, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Beverly Swanson

Beverly Eymer Swanson, 82, of Moss Creek Plantation – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, wife of Kenneth Swanson died peacefully on Saturday April 28, 2012 at NHC-Bluffton. Mrs. Swanson ...

Sarah Dishroon

Sarah Virginia Dishroon, age 92, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Sookram Sewlall

Sookram Sewlall, age 80, of Loganville, GA passed away April 28, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544. www.stewartfh.com

Marion Gray

Marion Leona Cartwright Gray, age 87, of Snellville, GA passed away April 28, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

James Clark

James William “Jim” Clark, age 32, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away April 26, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

Rebecca Shoemaker

Rebecca Lynn Shoemaker, age 44, of Bethlehem passed away Monday, April 30, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.

Charlotte Mau

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Charlotte Nelle McDowell Mau, age 67, of Nicholson, Ga. formerly of Cordele, Ga. and of Perry, Ga., who passed away on Saturday ...

G-Braves rained out in Toledo

Team continues road trip Tuesday vs. Clippers

PREP ROUNDUP: Collins Hill boys lacrosse wins in OT

A look at Monday's prep sports events

Bills sign Peachtree Ridge's Douglas

Running back rushed for 1,887 yards, 18 TDs in Missouri State career

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