News for Thursday, May 10, 2012


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Radloff to seek school board re-election as Democrat

Radloff, first elected to school board in 1972, has been chairwoman eight times

Nine local schools rank tops in state

Out of 38 high schools ranked in the U.S. News and World Report's Best High Schools list released this week, seven of them are Gwinnett County Public Schools and one is a Buford City School.

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'Fifty Shades' too steamy for Gwinnett library shelves

The Gwinnett County Public Library will not be carrying the steamy "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy, officials calling it "self-proclaimed erotica" and ill-fitting for the scope of its collection.

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Commissioner wants tax shift

A Gwinnett County elected official wants voters to decide whether to give the thumbs up for what he called the beginnings of a small-scale Fair Tax.

Homeless group demands evicted man's release from jail

Homeless advocates demand release of mortgage fraud suspect from the Gwinnett County Jail.

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Gwinnett Tech dean remembered for sense of humor

The Lawrenceville resident will be remembered for his work, humor and love of his family.

Molestation suspect camped in woods to elude cops

Child molestation suspect camped in woods around Snellville for several days to elude police, officials say.

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Briscoe shooter released from hospital, arrested in beating of wife

Suspect's wife found bleeding and covered with blankets after allegedly being attacked with a dumbbell

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Shafer's zero-based budgeting bill signed by governor

Local legislator glad to pass budgeting bill; Gwinnett elections director picked for election law review committee.

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German shepherd rescue group calls Gwinnett home

DACULA -- The dirtied yellow cast -- earned through traumatic experience and, later, the lifesaving partnership that brought her to Gwinnett -- does not slow Lessie down. She spins and bounces around her run at the kennel situated on Judge Carla Brown's sprawling Dacula farm, front paws splayed high against

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Grayson rallies in Game 2 to sweep series with Luella

The Grayson Rams went into a hostile environment at Luella and swept the Lions to move on to the next round of the Class AAAAA state baseball playoffs. Grayson won 5-1 and 4-3 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals.

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GCPS honors top senior athletes with banquet

Each school in the system recognizes one boy, one girl

Buford crushes Morgan County in second-round sweep

Buford combined solid starting pitching with timely hitting as the Wolves defeated No. 10 Morgan County by scores of 5-0 and 9-2 in the second round of the Class AA state baseball playoffs at Tracy Brown Field.

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STATE TRACK NOTES: Lions' Brickell experiences rare defeat

For more than a year, Peachtree Ridge's Josh Brickell has dominated the distance running events in Georgia. So it was a little weird to see the four-time state champion not at the top of the podium on Thursday at the boys track and field state championship.

Atlanta to host 3 divisions of NCAA title games

All three divisions of NCAA men's basketball will see their 2013 national champions crowned during Final Four weekend in Atlanta. The NCAA has announced that for the first time, the Division II and Division III titles will be awarded in the same city and over the same weekend.

Brookwood swimmer Trice makes college choice

Senior to swim for Queens University

Peachtree Ridge to honor college-bound athletes

A total of 21 seniors to be recognized on Monday

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Poulter, Laird tied atop Players Championship

Ian Poulter is enjoying his new digs -- his newly built home and his spot atop the leaderboard Thursday in The Players Championship.

Hebron seniors Hutch, Ranus sign with college athletic programs

Hutch signs with Gordon College baseball, Ranus signs with ABAC softball

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North's Jackson wins triple jump state title

North Gwinnett's Malcolm Jackson won the Class AAAAA state championship in the triple jump.

Tokarz tosses shutout to key Brookwood sweep of Colquitt

Brookwood sweeps Colquitt Co. with 3-0 win

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ROBINSON: A whiff of 'hope and change'

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's evolutionary leap on same-sex marriage is a historic advance in the nation's long march toward equality and justice. It is also a bold political gambit that sacrifices some votes in exchange for potentially renewing his image as a leader of vision and hope.

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MCCULLOUGH: Erotic content not the biggest problem with 'Shades of Grey'

From the excerpts I've read, "Fifty Shades of Grey" is terrible.. Forget the content, which has been described using words ranging from erotica to "mommy porn." The writing by E L James is atrocious.

Teachers sue over back pay

Four teachers at a Christian Academy in Snellville have filed a lawsuit against their principal for not paying them.

Resident speaks piece on school budget

The Gwinnett County Board of Education listened to public comments Thursday during the first of two public hearings to approve a Fiscal Year 2013 budget.

State grants Ivy Prep two-year charter

After its rejection earlier this year by the Gwinnett County Board of Education, Ivy Prep Academy was approved Thursday for a two-year state charter.

Geathers give two generations of stars to NFL, college

There has been plenty of NFL talent to come out of the state of South Carolina -- many from the Geathers family tree. Brothers Jumpy and Robert Sr. are the patriarchs of a group that has produced six pro football players with more on the way.

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Getting to Know ... Rebekah Bullock

Rebekah Bullock, 25, is the goalie coach, swim coach and volleyball coach at Grayson. The Parkview graduate played soccer at Berry College where she got her undergraduate and graduate degrees before returning to Gwinnett as a teacher and coach.

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DALY: Proper watering is essential for healthy plants

Applying water properly is good for both the plants and the environment.

Mother's Day cruise at Lake Lanier offers unique experience

A preview of Mystiq's Lake Lanier cruise for Mother's Day.

Gates Millennium Scholars named

Eleven graduating seniors from Gwinnett County Public Schools have been named 2012 Gates Millenium Scholars.

Stone Mountain Big Lots plans grand opening

Big Lots plans to kick off the opening of its new store in Stone Mountain with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday at 5370 Stone Mountain Higwhay, Stone Mountain.

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Ex-boyfriend at large in shooting, car chase

Police are searching for a Buford man who reportedly opened fire on his ex-girlfriend during a car chase, striking her in the arm.

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HAMMOCK: Harrison decision ruins prom for Mill Creek soccer players

Cobb school makes the wrong decision by refusing other options for playoff game

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GGC students get prestigious scholarships

Two Georgia Gwinnett College students were selected trhough a nationally competitive process to spend eight weeks studying in Berlin, Germany and Strasbourg, France, this summer.

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Local woman finds purpose after losing sight

A former Duluth Middle School teacher found a new path after losing her sight.

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South grad's condition improving, but more surgery needed

Aimee Copeland was responded to a question about music on Thursday, but while the South Gwinnett High School grad's battle against a flesh-eating bacteria has improved, she faces more amputations.

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Redmond's morning, Gartrell's blast end G-Braves' skid

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Todd Redmond seems to enjoys the morning.. A year ago, the Gwinnett Braves right-hander pitched his only complete game of the year in a 10:35 a.m. start, compiling a 4-1 record with a 3.15 ERA in day games.. But the earlier the better.. Like the morning date

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Pilot and plane reunited for 1st time since rescue

The last time Mac Secord saw the C-130E that sits at the Museum of Aviation, it was in the Congo and riddled with bullet holes.

Deal to address UGA graduates this week

ATHENS (AP) -- About 5,400 students will graduate from the University of Georgia this week.. The university will hold its spring commencement ceremonies Friday, one at 10 a.m. for graduate students in Stegeman Coliseum and one at 7 p.m. for undergraduates in Sanford Stadium.. The speaker for the undergraduate ceremony

About 170 teachers could lose jobs in Clayton Co.

JONESBORO (AP) -- Officials say about 170 teachers have been notified that their contracts have not been renewed for next school year in Clayton County, one of several Georgia school systems struggling with budget woes.. School board members meeting this week say they want more information on planned cuts in

MetLife says it's buying Georgia golf community

ATLANTA (AP) -- An agreement has been announced for the sale of posh golf community Reynolds Plantation.. New York-based insurance and financial services giant MetLife said Wednesday its agreement includes six golf courses, four marinas, nearly 5,000 acres of undeveloped land and the Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Lake Oconee

Lonnie Foster

Lonnie Foster age 72 of Snellville passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012. A funeral service will be held 11 AM Saturday, May 12, 2012 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim ...

Harvie Ewing, Jr.

Harvie Jordan Ewing, Jr., age 85 of Grayson, GA passed away May 9, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvie, Sr. and Essie Ewing, and is survived ...

Anthony Rojo

Anthony Andre’ Rojo, age 45, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away May 5, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC “A FAMILY COMPANY”, 770-963-2411. ...

Rex Daisey

Rex H. Daisey, age 71, of Snellville, GA passed away on May 9, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010.

Daniel Jacobs, Jr.

Daniel C. Jacobs Jr., affectionately called “Danny” transcended from his earthly home to his heavenly paradise on May 5, 2012. Daniel C. Jacobs Jr. was born on November ...

Jan Lewis

Mrs. Jan Tipton Lewis, age 70, of Cumming, GA, passed away on May 7, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

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Joe Moon

Joe Warren Cash (Sonny) Moon, age 77 of Snellville passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2PM Friday, May 11, 2012 in the Snellville Chapel ...

James Gross

Mr. James Douglas Gross, age 63, of Dacula, GA, passed away on May 8, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Frances Carter

Frances Farrar Carter beloved mother of Trudi Carter and loving grandmother of Todd O’Brien of Lawrenceville, GA. passed away May 7, 2012. A celebration of life service will ...

Bobby Cain

Bobby Cain, age 57, of Auburn, GA, passed away May 5, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Ann Thompson

Mrs. Ann R. Thompson, age 78, of Auburn, GA went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 7, 2012 after battling cancer. She was preceded in death by ...

Travis Stephens

Travis Wayne Stephens, age 39 of Snellville, GA passed away May 5, 2012. He was preceded in death by his son, Dusty Stephens and is survived by his wife of ...

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