News for Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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Top-ranked Centennial ousts Parkview boys

Centennial showed Tuesday night why it is the top-ranked team in Class AAAAA boys soccer as the Knights rolled to an impressive 5-1 win over No.4 Parkview in the semifinals of the state playoffs at The Fortress.

Providence boys edged in state semis

Providence scored first but couldn't hold off Aquinas in a 2-1 loss in the boys soccer Class A state semifinals Tuesday.

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Mill Creek shuts down Camden Co. to earn first semifinal berth

Mill Creek had made the quarterfinals in each of the last two seasons, only to see its playoff run end each time. Tuesday night, however, was a different story.

GAC boys soccer falls in AA semis

This was supposed to be about revenge. Revenge was one of the first things Greater Atlanta Christian head coach Thom Jacquet said after his boys quarterfinal win over North Oconee.

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Providence takes down defending state champion Hebron

Christin Stewart didn't tie the state's career home run record Tuesday, but that was fine by the Providence baseball standout. Stewart will get a chance in next week's semifinals after the Stars defeated defending state champion Hebron.

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Collins Hill edges Brookwood to reach boys soccer title game

The postseason success isn't just a goal for the Collins Hill boys soccer program. It's the expectation, for both players and fans.

Redmond, G-Braves down Buffalo

The Gwinnett Braves, on six scoreless innings from starting pitcher Todd Redmond, beat the Buffalo Bisons 6-1 in Game 1 of a four-game series on Tuesday night at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo.

Buford rebounds to split with Pierce County

Defending Class AA state champion Buford was pushed to the brink of elimination by losing Game 1 of its Class AA quarterfinal matchup with Pierce County, but the Wolves rebounded with a 14-2, six-inning victory in Game 2 to set up today's winner-take-all Game 3.

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Braves rock Cueto with early runs, beat Reds 6-2

Tim Hudson is making it easy to forget he missed most of the first month of the season recovering from back surgery. The Braves jumped on Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto early Tuesday night and Hudson pitched seven strong innings to beat the Reds 6-2.

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Brookwood rolls in Game 1, but falls in delayed Game 2

Harrison salvages split by winning Game 2 after long power outage

Grayson makes the key plays to sweep North Cobb

ACWORTH -- Grayson did a little bit of everything in its Class AAAAA state baseball quarterfinal doubleheader with North Cobb.. They hit, pounding out a combined 22 hits in the two games and made clutches pitches, with four pitchers giving up just one earned run through 14 innings.. And while

Parkview, Hillgrove split to force Game 3

Hillgrove did most of the clutch hitting in the first game of its Class AAAAA state quarterfinal series against Parkview on Tuesday and Parkview got most of the key hits in the second.

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Falcons visit Buford to bowl for charity

Challenged Child and Friends offers challenged children 6 and underthe opportunity to learn and grow alongside "typical" children

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THOMAS: Romney's stellar performance

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- It wasn't exactly the belly of the beast Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited recently on a picture-perfect commencement day at "the world's largest Christian University," but his appearance was a test.

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CLINE: A game show family

The Squillace family grew up watching game shows together. On Monday they'll be on one when "Family Feud" airs with them as contestants.

Brookwood's Alabi, Providence's Henry get state soccer honors

Coaches announced season-ending award winners on Tuesday

Mill Creek's Mitchell chooses Piedmont softball

Senior to be honored with ceremony on Thursday

Mountain View's Tootle headed to LaGrange for football

Senior was a three-year starter on offense and defense

Peachtree Ridge's Greene moves on in U.S. Open qualifying

Kennesaw State golfer advances to the sectional round

North's Parry headed to Berry

North's Danny Parry commits to Berry College

Region 8-AAAAA baseball honors announced

Parkview, Brookwood dominate top awards

Gwinnett Dugout Club announces high school baseball award-winners

Brookwood's Sims, Parkview's Olson among top award-winners

Coaches announce all-county lacrosse awards

Coaches vote on the best in Gwinnett County high school lacrosse

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Mill Creek student charged with carrying 'dagger' at school

Student charged with bringing "dagger" to Mill Creek High School.

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Cops: Man punched officer outside Duluth sports bar

Orlando Willie Burpo, 30, charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer and false information

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GMC purchases shopping center for $3 million

Purchase more than doubles GMC's space in old K-Mart shopping center; exact use still to be determined

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GGC graduates nearly 200

Nearly 200 Georgia Gwinnett College seniors celebrated the completion of their college education on Friday during a commencement ceremony on the campus' main lawn. The graduating class is GGC's largest to date.

Colorado House passes bill on marijuana DUIs

DENVER (AP) -- A long-debated Colorado bill setting a marijuana limit for drivers faces an uncertain fate in the state Senate after it was passed Tuesday in the House.. The bill setting a blood standard for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, will be debated later in the day

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Father: Woman with flesh-eating bug is bored, wants book

A Snellville woman fighting a rare flesh-eating disease is alert and bored enough to ask her family for a book.

Suspects nabbed in morning bank robbery

Gwinnett police nabbed a pair of bank robbery suspects on foot Tuesday.

GMC to host sports medicine discussion

Panelists will be available to answer questions about hydration, youth concussion testing, injury prevention and more

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Americans spending a bit more as gas prices fall

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are starting to see some relief from higher gas prices, a change that could revive the economy in the months ahead.. Consumer prices were flat in April, largely because of a decline in gas prices. Lower prices at the pump may be combining with steady job

Obama keeps up with Kardashians, Avengers, more

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama can hold his own when it comes to pop culture: He's up on "The Avengers" superheroes, has a handle on the Kardashians and says he catches up with TV hits during long flights on Air Force One. But the president punted to wife Michelle

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Police: DNA links Norcross man to rape

DNA links convicted felon to March rape at apartments near Norcross, police say.

US builder confidence at highest level in 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) Confidence among U.S. builders rose to the highest level in five years in May, a hopeful sign that modest improvement in the housing market will pick up.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index rose to 29 in May. That's the highest reading since May

Fire scorches Snellville home, vehicles

Predawn fire destroys Snellville home and hospitalizes a woman living there.

ABC orders 10 new series for upcoming season

NEW YORK (AP) -- ABC will introduce new shows about a fading country music star, a trapped submarine, alien neighbors and a creepy New York apartment building this fall.. The third-place network ordered 10 new series for next season, six of them dramas. In keeping with the year-round

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Warmer weather pushes Home Depot 1Q profit up

NEW YORK (AP) -- Home Depot said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income climbed nearly 28 percent as unseasonably warm winter and increased business from contractors and other professional customers boosted results at the world's biggest home-improvement company.. The company raised its 2012 net income guidance on the

Police: Driver, 9, plows into house; Dad charged

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a Georgia father is facing a reckless conduct charge after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive a car, which plowed through a house.. The accident happened Monday night in Rockdale County, east of Atlanta.. Neighbor Frankie Juanita Brown said people could hear

Mayor of Ga. town vetoes Sunday sales measure

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Sunday sales of alcohol won't be allowed in Douglasville any time soon.. The city's mayor on Monday vetoed a measure that would have put Sunday sales on the November ballot.. The mayor also vetoed a bill that would have let bars serve alcohol later on Saturday

Fugitive siblings return to Ga. for hearing

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia authorities are getting their chance to lay out charges against three siblings accused of carving out a cross-country crime spree that started in Florida and ended with a shootout in Colorado.. The three, 21-year-old Ryan Edward Dougherty, 26-year-old Dylan Stanley-Dougherty

MARTA to hold public hearings on budgets

ATLANTA (AP) -- Metro Atlanta's public transportation system has scheduled a series of public hearings to present its budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, plans to present a proposed fiscal year 2013 operating budget of $434.95 million and a capital funds budget

Atlanta Public Schools might cut hundreds of jobs

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Public Schools officials are taking steps to cut hundreds of jobs in an effort to cut spending.. The school system could cut nearly 500 positions next year in an effort to curb spending by $47 million.. The school board approved a plan Monday to cut up

William Hutchins

William Jackson Hutchins, age 63, of Winder, GA passed away May 12, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Allen Waldrip

Allen Waldrip, age 45, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away May 12, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

Marguerite Mooney

Marguerite Cox Mooney, age 93, of Winder, GA passed away May 13, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

John Muldowney

John F. Muldowney of Duluth, GA, 89, beloved father and husband, died May 13, 2012. John’s funeral service with WWII Naval Honors will be held Saturday, May 19 ...

Ron Matzonkai, Jr.

Ron Matzonkai Jr., age 43 of Duluth, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Marjorie "Polly" Hansen

Marjorie “Polly” Hansen, age 89, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away May 14, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

Doris Ford

Doris Dickens Ford, age 76, of Lilburn, Ga., died Saturday, May 12, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Robert Harris

Robert Louis “Nubby” Harris, age 75, of Auburn, GA, passed away May 12, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

Joyce Anthony

Joyce Anthony, age 78, of Bogart, GA passed away May 12, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Dorothy Detrick

Dorothy Marion Detrick, age 95, of Winder, GA passed away May 11, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.