News for Saturday, May 12, 2012


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Edmonton deals Silverbacks second straight loss

An early goal by Edmonton and a red card on Atlanta early in the second half helped send the Silverbacks to their second straight defeat 2-0 on Saturday.

Beachy, Bourn lead Braves to 7-2 win over Cards

Brandon Beachy pitched six innings of one-run ball and helped himself with an RBI single, Michael Bourn added a solo homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 Saturday night.

G-BRAVES NOTES: Durango, Constanza make for speedy top of lineup

When it comes to speed at the top of the order, few teams at any level can match the Gwinnett Braves.. Luis Durango leads the International League with 19 stolen bases and has been caught just three times.

G-Braves Teheran nearing his 2011 top form in win over Toledo

Although still good, Julio Teheran hadn't dominated like he did last season while leading the International League with 15 victories and being named most valuable pitcher.

Force exact revenge on Storm

Georgia avenged a loss earlier in the season to Tampa Bay winning 44-41 and creating a tie atop the South Division. The Force (5-4) got three touchdowns from Larry Shipp (two receiving, one rushing) and two interceptions on defense in the winning effort.

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North ousted by Milton in girls soccer quarterfinals

Milton finally broke its North Gwinnett curse in the girls soccer playoffs Saturday night. The top-ranked Eagles had been eliminated by North the previous two years in the postseason, but they finally broke through with a 6-1 victory in the Class AAAAA girls soccer quarterfinals.

Complete effort sends Eagles past Lassiter 4-0

After an initial adjustment period, Collins Hill pretty much put everything together in its Class AAAAA girls state quarterfinal game against Lassiter. A run of three goals in the final 15:18 of the first half complemented timely defense as the No. 6 state-ranked Eagles rolled to a 4-0 win.

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Roswell pulls out thrilling title win over No. 1 Peachtree Ridge girls

The championship match for the Class AAAAA girls tennis title between No. 1 Peachtree Ridge and No. 2 Roswell lived up to the hype and buildup. Roswell, though, pulled out a thrilling 3-2 win over the Lions to take home the crown.

Triaga tapped for Dacula hoops job

Russ Triaga is new Dacula boys basketball coach

GAC girls rout Dawson Co. to earn spot in state semis

Rachel Garcia had a hat trick as Greater Atlanta Christian crushed Dawson County 7-0 on Saturday and set up a showdown with rival Buford next week in the Class AA semifinals.

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Sugarloaf house tours return

The country club's Women's Club organized its annual tours for charity.

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Sweeping changes in Ivy Prep's new charter

During a state board of education meeting last week, officials granted a two-year charter to Ivy Prep Academy. Sweeping changes to the school's operations, however, were a condition of the agreement.

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Smith, Lawson give Broncos final points for state championship

Kisean Smith's final points propelled Brookwood to a Class AAAAA team state championship at the boys track and field meet on Saturday.

Early goal sinks Mill Creek 1-0

Hawks fall to Harrison 1-0 in girls state soccer quartefinals

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TRACK AND FIELD NOTES: New strategy puts Warren in first

Instead of waiting until the final 100 meters, Wesleyan's Cole Warren decided on a new tactic for his final 400 meter race with Wesleyan and first at the boys state track meet.

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GMC nurse takes in teen mother, child

A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse at Gwinnett Medical Center took in a teenager that had given birth to a baby boy. (Video inside)

Beverage SuperStore holds groundbreaking

Beverage SuperStore of Grayson has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for 3 p.m. Thursday at 2265 Grayson Highway.

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Duluth resident founds new nonprofit

Kenita Pierce-Lewis founded H.O.P.E. as a way to help single parents attend college.

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Suwanee goes to the dogs with Woofstock

Thousands showed up with furry friends in tow during Woofstock Saturday afternoon at Town Center Park in Suwanee.

Gwinnett County road closures, May 13 through 19

Gwinnett County road closures, May 13 through 19

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North Gwinnett Middle holds in-school field trip to Australia

North Gwinnett Middle in-school fieldtrip to the Outback.

Briefs: North Gwinnett HS Relay chapter tops $100K

The North Gwinnett High chapter of Relay for Life raised more than $100,000 this year.

George Pierce Park to host jazz concert

George Pierce Park will host an outdoor jazz concert featuring the band, B.A. Project.

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Suwanee's Level Creek celebrates being a state School of Excellence

Level Creek Elementary on Monday celebrated being named a state School of Excellence, and welcomed dignitaries like state Superintendent of Schools John Barge and Gwinnett County Public School Superintendent Alvin Wilbanks.

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North boys hoops bids farewell to well-rounded senior class

Seniors class repsresents North Gwinnett boys basketball both on the court and in the classroom.

State Supreme Court rules against Suwanee man's DUI case

The state Supreme Court ruled against a Suwanee man's lawsuit to surpress Breathalyzer test from a 2009 DUI arrest.

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Bullogs experienced plenty of ups and downs in 2012

North Gwinnett's 2012 baseball season had plenty of highs and lows

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Suwanee couple pursues dream of business ownership

Bob and Starla Pellegrino opened Pooch N Paws to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning their own business.

Suwanee's proposed city budget features lower property taxes

Suwanee's proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 has been release, and it includes a 1 percent increase from 2012, a millage decrease of .72 and a 33 percent spike in health insurance.

Weekly Suwanee police incidents

Suwanee police incidents for this week.

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Popular beekeeper sees hobby turn into booming small-business

Bob Bradbury is one of the most popular vendors at the Suwanee Farmers Market. But at 80, the former Presbyterian minister didn't imagine he'd be selling honey.

Youth basketball camp planned at Lanier

Huckaby, Longhorns staff to run clinic

FCA Gwinnett to run camp for quarterbacks, receivers

Camp will be run by former NFL players

Two Brookwood girls lacrosse players sign with colleges

Bronco seniors to play for in-state programs

Hebron to host two-day baseball camp

Session to be hosted at Dacula private school's campus

Archer to host youth basketball camp

Camp will be run by the Tigers' high school coaching staff

Dacula baseball players sign scholarships

Barnes, Loyd brothers sign letters of intent

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Lions nearly knock off Alpharetta in girls lacrosse

Peachtree Ridge's girls lacrosse players nearly made history again. The Lions jumped up early on Alpharetta and held the lead until late Saturday afternoon, challenging the visitors until the very end.

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Buford girls dominate en route to quarterfinal victory

For the first time since 2008, Buford has advanced to the Final Four of the girls' state soccer playoffs. The Wolves hammered Jackson County 9-1 Saturday.

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Mattie's Call issued for local woman

A Mattie's Call has been issued for 21-year-old Christine Joyce Park, who left her home Friday without notifying parents. If anyone sees Park, they should contact the Gwinnett County Police Department.

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Wood-Bremby Wedding

Morgan Kirkland Wood and William Bennett Bembry were married Oct. 22. Dr. David Jones officiated the ceremony.. The bride is the daughter of William B. and Susan K. Wood of Grayson. She is a 1998 graduate of Brookwood High School, a 2002 graduate of the University of

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Patterson-Ivester Engagement

Jamie and Vicki Patterson of Dacula, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Brooke Patterson of Dacula, to Wes Ivester of Toccoa, son of Sammy and Brenda Ivester of Toccoa.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Richard and Cecelia Page of Lawrenceville and Billy and Shirley

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Wilson-Brison Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Wilson of Lilburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Elizabeth Wilson of Cumming, to Robert High Brison II of Lilburn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brison of Lilburn.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wilson of

Lilburn CID adds plantings to U.S. 29 median

Landscaping effort begins along Lilburn corridor.

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Gilmour-O'Keefe Wedding

Marie Suzanne Gilmour and Tucker Camden O'Keefe were married April 28. The Rev. Neil Gilmour officiated the ceremony.. The bride is the daughter of Neil and Nancy Gilmour of Suwanee. She is a 2001 graduate of Collins Hill High School and a 2006 graduate of North Georgia

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LARSON: Gwinnett author presents reality of living with lupus

Kim Green shares her personal experiences with the disease in a novel called "Hallucinations."

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Lawrenceville Walk-N-Rollathon aimed to spread awareness

The Brendan B. McGinnis Congenital CMV Foundation is hosting its fifth annual CMV Awareness Walk-N-Rollathon on May 19 at Bethesda Park.

Sugar Hill movie series set to begin

Outdoor movie series to begin with screening of "Tintin."

Farmer's market begins in Duluth

The Duluth Farmer's Market has begun and runs through July 28. Those interested in selling goods at the market can go online and fill out an application. Those interested in buying goods can come by between 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.

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GOOD NEWS: Meadowcreek students win in technology event

A team of Meadowcreek High School students used their web development skills, as well as their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math to bring home the top prize in the Technology Association of Georgia's 2012 Web Challenge Scholarship Competition.

Performances to highlight Suwanee's Arts in the Park

The third annual Arts in the Park event will have a dose of operas and circus-like performances.

Governor appoints Barrow sheriff to sex offender board

Barrow Sheriff appointed by Gov. Deal to sex offender registration review board.

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Gwinnett toilet graveyard a boon for green-conscious recyclers

Behind the scenes at the toilet graveyard, a unique boon for green-conscious Gwinnettians.

GAB: Hooters hosts car wash for cancer research

Hooters of Gwinnett has announced it will raise money to support breast cancer research through a charity car wash from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday.

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PARKER: Evolution of a narrative

WASHINGTON -- This past week's news cycle has produced two narratives:. One, Barack Obama is an evolutionary, 21st-century hero who supports equality for all. Two, Mitt Romney is a gay-bashing bully mired in the previous century, who also supports a war on women and, oh yeah, hates dogs.

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HASTINGS: A different view of the airport committee

There are two sides to every story, and I'd like to give mine about the Airport Privazitation Review Committee.

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O'REILLY: Still making waves after all these years

Quick question: What is the most enduring American pop group of all time? Has to be The Beach Boys, right? They are currently on their 50th anniversary tour across the country, if you can believe it.. I saw the boys the other night

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JENKINS: There's nothing quite like the pure love of a child

Ever since my daughter went off to college seven years ago, I've felt an incredible sense of loss.

Two found shot dead near Norcross

Two men were found shot dead in an apartment complex near Norcross Friday night in an incident police said appears to be drug related.

Kay O'Barr

Kay Ellen O’Barr, age 44, of Lilburn, GA, passed away May 8, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

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Katie Simpson

Mrs. Katie T. Simpson completed her journey on May 8, 2012. She was a woman of strength, faith, and beauty. Her indomitable spirit touched everyone around her. The importance of ...

Roy Easter

Roy W. Easter, age 53, of Loganville, GA passed away May 10, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

L.O. Fleming

Mr. L. O. Fleming, age 85, of Bethlehem, GA, passed away on May 9, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Melvin Brock

Mr. Melvin “Smiley” J.T. Brock , age 35, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

Michael Holloway

Michael R. Holloway, age 58, of Loganville, GA passed away May 9, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

William Henderson

William Richard Henderson, age 85, of Loganville, GA passed away May 9, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

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Josephine Jordan

JOSEPHINE JORDAN Jan. 21, 1941 - May 12, 2011 It’s been one year since our family has lost someone who was irreplaceable. Our loving mother and grandmother. We miss ...

Allen Wilbanks

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Allen Eugene Wilbanks, age 76, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467 ...

Patrick Grube

Patrick Paul Grube, age 48, of Suwanee, GA., died May 10, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.