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Welch's game-winner in waning seconds of OT lifts Parkview over Walton

MARIETTA -- Walton's failure to hold onto two separate one-point leads ultimately proved costly as seventh-ranked Parkview rallied from a 2-1 second-half deficit to stake a 3-2 overtime victory over the sixth-ranked Raiders Friday in the quarterfinals of the Class AAAAA state boys soccer playoffs at

Hawks' run comes to an end against Centennial

ROSWELL -- Mill Creek's deepest playoff run came to an end on Friday night as the Hawks fell 3-1 to top-ranked Centennial in the quarterfinals of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.. The Hawks went stride-for-stride with Centennial for most of the match, trailing just 2-1 at the

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Decision time for Hawks

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks on Friday entered a painfully early start to their offseason of uncertainty.. After advancing to the second round of the playoffs three straight years, the Hawks were eliminated in the first round with Thursday night's Game 6 loss at Boston.. Atlanta's players, bleary from lack

Northview shuts down Brookwood girls in 2-0 win

JOHNS CREEK -- Northview continued its solid postseason play and moved into the semifinals of the Class AAAAA girls soccer playoffs with a 2-0 win over Brookwood Friday night at Northview Stadium.. Northview (12-6-1), which had finished the last six regular season games with a 1-4-1 mark, won for the

Peachtree Ridge boys put scare into No. 1 Milton

SUWANEE -- Peachtree Ridge's boys played the best and played them tight for the better part of 48 minutes.. The balance of power in Georgia lacrosse is shifting, but the old guard isn't letting go of its grip just yet.. No. 1 Milton pulled away from Peachtree Ridge in the

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Late surge lifts Brookwood past Lassiter 4-2

SNELLVILLE -- The final 15 or so minutes of the Class AAAAA state quarterfinal match between Brookwood and Lassiter seemed more like a track meet than a soccer match.. The No. 4 state-ranked Broncos had a little more of a finishing kick, with Malik Jalal and Adrian Alabi each

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Collins Hill beats Camden to reach boys soccer semis

SUWANEE --Frustration built for an entire half, then carried into halftime Friday night for Collins Hill.. The second-ranked Eagles weren't happy that they missed some first-half chances and that they gave up a fluky goal, but they were even less pleased to be tied with unranked Camden County

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Konz impresses on 1st day of rookie camp

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Coach Mike Smith likes what he's seen from one of the Atlanta Falcons' two high-profile rookie offensive linemen.. Peter Konz, a second-round draft pick from Wisconsin, looked the part of a potential NFL starter as the Falcons opened a three-day rookie minicamp Friday.. Unfortunately

GAC boys outlast North Oconee in overtime

BOGART -- When the dust settled, Greater Atlanta Christian again bested North Oconee in the Class AA boys state soccer tournament. But the match was a dogfight to the end.. This time the two teams met in the quarterfinals where it took two overtimes to reach a 2-1 final score

Force, Eakin face crossroads tonight vs. Tampa Bay

Advance of tonight's Georgia Force game against the Tampa Bay Storm

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Another final at-bat victory for G-Braves

Walk-off victories are becoming almost commonplace for the Gwinnett Braves. A day after Stefan Gartrell blasted a long 10th-inning homer against Buffalo, Luis Durango supplied an equally dramatic -- if a lot shorter -- hit.

Lacrosse juggernaut ends Collins Hill's season

Coming into Friday's state quarterfinal boys lacrosse game against Alpharetta, Collins Hill knew it would be running into a juggernaut.

PREP ROUNDUP: Brickell bounces back to win state title

A recap of Friday's high school sports events

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MUST READ: 'Suicide' statues -- life-sized silhouettes atop Brazil roofs -- unnerve

SAO PAULO -- They stand like nude sentinels, hundreds of feet above the stone pedestrian streets of central Sao Paulo. The life-size human silhouettes appear tense, perched on the edges of high-rises, prepared to dive to their deaths below.

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Obama heads to Nev. after fundraising

RENO, Nev. -- President Barack Obama returned his attention to the economy after a day spent raising millions of dollars for his campaign and riding a media wave on his newly declared support for same-sex marriage.. Obama was to promote housing policies to help homeowners avoid foreclosure in a

Hudson family slayings suspect convicted of murder

CHICAGO — A Chicago jury on Friday convicted Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in what prosecutors' described as an act of vengeance by a jilted husband.

Kansas lawmakers pass anti-Islamic law measure

TOPEKA, Kan. -- A bill designed to prevent Kansas courts or government agencies from making decisions based on Islamic or other foreign legal codes has cleared the state Legislature after a contentious debate about whether the measure upholds American values or appeals to prejudice against Muslims.. The Senate approved the

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Skull linked to scout missing since 1961 flood

HOLLADAY, Utah -- Doralee Freebairn remembers the day well. It was September 1961. Her older brother was on a Boy Scouts trip, hiking in the canyons of Zion National Park.. She was in the yard at home in Salt Lake City watering plants when news crackled over the radio. There

Nevada judge rules killer dog can be euthanized

LAS VEGAS -- Animal control officials got a go-ahead Friday from a state court judge to euthanize a 120-pound dog that fatally mauled a 1-year-old boy at home, despite efforts by a New York-based rescue group to send the animal to a sanctuary in Colorado

LETTER: Can't decide if reader likes or dislikes being 'far-right-wing'

I was very confused after reading Gene Wade's letter to the editor in the May 5 Gwinnett Daily Post, titled: 'Happy to be labeled as far right by leftists.' He begins by saying that he is weary of

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HUCKABY: Harold's is an institution worth saving

We already have too few authentic barbecue joints in this world and Harold's has long been one of the best.

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YARBROUGH: Random thoughts on Daffy Duck, UGA fishing team and why David Ralston doesn't want lobbying limits

Just when my life seemed to have lost all meaning, up jumps our Ambassador to Outer Space, Cynthia McKinney, who has announced her intentions to run for Congress as a member of the Green Party this fall in Georgia's 4th District. This is quite a comedown for Miss Moonbeam.

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Creekland students get unique history lesson

Helen Denton remembers it like it was yesterday. The 90-year-old woman still speaks in great detail about the day she transcribed military plans for what would come to be known as D-Day. The woman shared her story with students at Creekland Middle School on Friday.

Police run metro Atlanta media through use-of-force gamut

Police run metro Atlanta media through use-of-force gamut.

Collins Hill athletic director Wallace retires

Collins Hill's Roland Wallace announced his retirement as athletic director on Friday.. It didn't take long for the school to name a replacement. Meadowcreek assistant principal Jason Dopson will assume the athletic director duties next school year.. "I have enjoyed my 31 years in public education," Wallace said. "The

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GWINNETT GRADS: Providence pair enjoying playoffs with Birmingham Southern

A look at Gwinnett products excelling in college sports

French firm might run Briscoe Field

Aviation executives involved in talks about bringing passenger jets to Gwinnett said they would partner with a European airport firm if plans for commercial flights are approved.

House of Joy hosts Mother's Day event

House of Joy's "Its Your Time to Bloom" Mother's Day event.

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Aimee Copeland, known as 'a ray of sunshine,' attempting to communicate

Psychology professor: South Gwinnett grad "made people feel good." (Video inside)

Arson officials say man tried to set fire to apartment full of sleeping families

Arson investigators are searching for a Norcross man who tried to set fire to an apartment, officials say.

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Agents, officers put on demonstrations at Level Creek Elementary

Level Creek Elementary hosted an "Operation Safety Day" on Friday where Secret Service, ATF, GBI, Gwinnett police and other law enforcement agencies taught students about their roles in community, country. Kids will also got their picture and finger printing made for parents/guardians.

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RICH: Dixie Dew's big news

It's me. Dixie Dew, again. Y'all who read this column regularly know that I am Ronda's adorable and svelte (though she writes differently) dachshund. This is the third time I've guest-written this column but since it's Mother's Day, I'm giving her the day off. This is my gift to

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MCLEOD: The meaning of life in two words

If you're trying to find meaning n your life, it's a good idea to turn off the TV and work at it.

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Hunter to run for BOC

Tommy Hunter has announced his candidacy as the County Commissioner for District 3.

15 cows perish after series of vehicle crashes in Newton Co.

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities assessing the damage from a series of vehicles crashes caused by cattle say that 15 escaped cows were killed in the Newton County wrecks.. Authorities say that more than 40 cows got loose from a pasture along Georgia Highway 11 around 10 p.m. Wednesday. They

Conservative Ariz. sheriff drops congressional bid

PHOENIX (AP) -- A conservative Arizona sheriff who announced he is gay amid allegations of abuse of power announced Friday that he is no longer running for Congress.. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said that he is dropping out of Arizona's 4th Congressional District race and will instead seek re

Lawrenceville mom wins grant for dad invention

Kristi Gorinas received a $15,000 MomInspired grant from Huggies.

Indictment: Felon wanted in Lawrenceville triple homicide

Indictment lists convicted felon as third man involved in February triple homicide.

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American Idol finalist to visit Georgia hometown

LEESBURG, Ga. (AP) -- American Idol finalist Phillip Phillips is coming home to southwest Georgia.. The 21-year-old contestant on the Fox TV show will visit his hometown of Leesburg on Saturday, where community leaders have declared it Phillip Phillips Day.

Kidnap-slaying suspect kills himself; 2 girls OK

Associated PressGUNTOWN, Miss. (AP) A man wanted by the FBI for killing a mother and daughter and kidnapping two other girls shot himself to death as officers closed in, but the two children were rescued without injuries and released from a hospital Friday.

Harrison agrees to help Mill Creek players get to prom with time change

Game that was slated for 5:30 p.m. now moved to early afternoon

Tabatha Chriswell

Mrs. Tabatha “TaBu” Yvonne Chriswell, age 45 of Conyers, passed away, Saturday, May 5, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

Ralph Boyd, Jr.

Ralph Lee “Buddy” Boyd Jr., age 53 of Duluth, died May 10, 2012. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday May 12, 2012 at Bill Head Funeral ...

Karrol Mackert

Mrs. Karrol J. Mackert, age 76, of Duluth, GA, passed away on May 10, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Lona Mae Sanders

Lona Mae Pursley Sanders, age 92, of Statham, GA passed away May 9, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Lester Lichty, Sr.

Mr. Lester Cloyd Lichty, Sr., age 82, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on May 10, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

James Gaddis

Mr. James Thomas Gaddis, age 64 of Nicholson passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.

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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 ...

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