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Jurrjens rocked in G-Braves loss

After three solid outings since being optioned to Class AAA Gwinnett, Jair Jurrjens' problems returned. The All-Star from a season ago allowed just five runs over his first three starts with the Gwinnett Braves, building a 2-0 record with a 2.05 ERA.

Stanton's homer helps Marlins beat Braves

Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer and possibly saved two runs with a diving catch and the Miami Marlins beat the Braves 8-4 on Wednesday night, adding another win to their impressive May record.

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Buford's surprising run comes to end in extra innings

It's a subject that sometimes brings about heated debate, but the method used to decide the home team in a deciding third game of the state baseball playoffs came up huge Wednesday afternoon.

Panthers strike early, roll into semis with 8-5 win

Over the last two seasons, playoff series between Parkview and Hillgrove have become known for late-inning offensive outbursts. After each team had one to decide the first two games of this year's Class AAAAA state quarterfinal series, the top-ranked Panthers made sure there was much less drama.

Brookwood advances to Final Four with dominating win

Brookwood advanced to the Final Four, beating Harrison 12-4 in Game 3 of the quarterfinal series. The win came one day after Game 2 of the series was delayed for almost two hours due to a fuse shorting out in one of the stadium's lights.

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Collins Hill girls ousted by No. 1 Milton in semis

Halla Jibreen laid down on the field stretched out. Her head was buried between her arms in the grass. As she looked up, Milton's girls soccer team celebrated. It was the first goal allowed by Jibreen and the Collins Hill defense in the state playoffs.

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GAC dominates Buford for return trip to state title game

After scoring two late goals to put Buford away in their first meeting, GAC's girls made sure that the Wolves didn't hang around in the encore.

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DALY: Home vegetable gardens are fun to grow

Careful planning for optimal sunlight and the best conditions can lead to a healthy haul of vegetables.

No tears as Snellville woman sees bacteria-ravaged hands

A Georgia graduate student from Snellville fighting a rare flesh-eating infection has been looking at her ravaged hands and asking about the damage, all without tears, her father said Wednesday.

Lilburn set to begin fines for false alarms

Unregistered alarm users could be fined up to $500 for a false alarm

Grayson's Pope signs with Florida Tech

Senior was Rams' co-captain the past two seasons

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'Moonshine' bust a cultural misunderstanding?

Authorities dismantle an alleged moonshine still in a Lawrenceville neighborhood, but associates of the accused have their doubts.

Coaches announce All-Region 7-AAAAA baseball team

Mill Creek takes two of top three honors

Lawrenceville's Werhnyak wins senior championship

Successful golfer is a retired Gwinnett educator

Five more Brookwood baseball players sign with colleges

Broncos now have eight college-bound baseball players

Collins Hill to host soccer camps

Camps will be June 25-28 at the high school

All-Region 7-AAAAA tennis team announced

Collins Hill boys, Peachtree Ridge girls take top awards

Hebron's Schulte to sign with Rhinehardt hoops

Hebron basketball player Dylan Schulte will sign with Rhinehardt University.

Gwinnett Lacrosse League crowns age-group champs

Championship event was held at GAC on May 12

South spring game to raise money for charity

South's football team is raising money for a charity at Friday's spring game.

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HAMMOCK: Gwinnett's Johnson, Kamara, Nkemdiche continuing national trend

A look at Gwinnett's increased involvement in high school football's national showcases

Film Fans underwhelmed by Burton, Depp collaboration

Local residents reviewed Johnny Depp's new movie, "Dark Shadows."

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Chronicle'

Michael Clark spotlights "Chronicle" on Blu-ray.

THE DISH: Dos Pancakes

This Buford restaurant serves breakfast, Mexican and barbecue.

Celebrate Armed Forces Day 2012 in Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Saturday is Armed Forces Day, a national holiday celebrating and remembering those who have fought and continuously fight for our country.

MOVIE REVIEW: Jack Black shines in the pitch-black comedy 'Bernie'

In "Bernie," Jack Black plays Bernie Tiede, a gay mortician living in the east Texas town of Carthage who befriends crotchety old widow Marjorie Nugent played by Shirley MacLaine.

Movie trivia contest — May 18

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia.

ART BEAT: Suwanee holds third annual Arts in the Park

Great emphasis is being placed on the entertainment this year, and there are some interesting groups being offered to festival-goers.

Former priest chooses love over the Church

Eugene Clarke, a former priest and Dacula resident, details his decsion to leave the priesthood to marry an older widow with six kids.

By Venue -- May 18

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'80s band Enuff Z'nuff comes to Buford

Enuff Z'nuff is coming to 37 Main.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'God Bless America' full of wit, sarcasm, but dud ending

Expanding on the country's obsession with media, Bobcat Goldthwait uses "God Bless America" to include the downwardly-spiraling economy, the dumbing-down of the populace, bad manners and self-involvement.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Battleship' drowns under bad acting, plot

"Battleship" is a thunderously loud, poorly-written, badly-acted and tediously-overlong exercise in garish Hollywood excess, according to movie critic Michael Clark.

MOVIE REVIEW: Expect few laughs from 'What to Expect When You're Expecting'

If only "What to Expect When You're Expecting" had focused on the dads' group, and didn't just drop in on them a handful of times, we might have been onto something here.

MOVIE REVIEW: Baron Cohen's 'Dictator' least-focused yet

TIn analyzing Sacha Baron Cohen and the array of offbeat characters he's created, it's clear that it's become a matter of diminishing returns.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'First Position' stays elegantly on point

"First Position" is a welcome antidote to tawdry reality shows like "Dance Moms" and breathless competitions like "So You Think You Can Dance."

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More than 600 graduate from Gwinnett Tech

More than 600 graduates crossed the state to receive congratulations Monday during Gwinnett Technical College's commencement ceremony.

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Gwinnett DA named to state juvenile justice board

Gov. Nathan Deal appoints Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter to the Georgia Board of Juvenile Justice

Falcons donate salad bars to local schools

The Atlant Falcons Youth Foundation recently donated salad bars to four Gwinnett County Public Schools, including Knight Elementary, Berkmar Middle, Couch Middle and Buice School.

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Gwinnett senior citizens graduate

Gwinnett Senior Leadership students graduated after attending a nine session program about Gwinnett County.

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College honors donors

Georgia Gwinnett College recently honored donors supporting four of its first student scholarship funds at a reception.

THOMAS: The president’s ‘other gospel’

It is one thing to talk about “fairness” when it comes to allowing gays and lesbians to marry; it is quite another to claim biblical authority for such relationships.

CEPEDA: Hispanic voters are in the mainstream on most issues

For me, the most difficult thing about a full week of news reporting and punditry regarding President Obama’s historic embrace of same-sex marriage has been getting buffeted by worn-out stereotypes about how Hispanics will act on the revelation at the ballot box in November.

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Former Buford schools administrator fights cancer with awareness

On Saturday morning, cancer survivors and those that love them will come together in downtown Lawrenceville for the inaugural Walk for the Women We Love.

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'Idol' finalist Phillip Phillips fits winners' mold

Some critics wonder if "American Idol" is becoming too predictable in its results.

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Report: $5 bribe doesn't sway officer

Report: Man slapped with felony bribery charges for offering an officer $5.

Gwinnett seeks applicants for 2012-2013 curriculum committee

GEM Oversight Committe seeks applicants.

Warrant: Woman attacked with stun gun in bathroom

Police: Ex-girlfriend attacked with a stun gun after she stepped out of the shower.

Sandusky renews effort to have charges thrown out

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Sandusky again asked a judge to throw out the child sexual abuse charges against him on Wednesday, arguing that some counts are too vague to defend and others involve alleged victims whose identities have not been determined.. The former Penn State assistant football coach's trial

FTC: Skechers deceived consumers with shoe ads

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers' fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian's curves or Brooke Burke's toned tush.. Skechers USA Inc. will pay $40 million to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that the footwear

DOT opens second lane on Highway 20

The Georgia DOT opened a widened portion of State Route 20/Grayson Highway on Wednesday.

Drummer for OneRepublic arrested in Denver

DENVER (AP) -- The drummer for the band OneRepublic has been arrested on suspicion of assault, destruction of private property and disturbing the peace.. 38-year-old Eddie Fisher was arrested early Tuesday morning.. He was being held at a Denver jail and is set to appear in court on

GAB: Vaccination clinic planned

The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals isholding a vaccination clinic on Saturday.

State AG investigating Georgia Perimeter College

ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities say the Georgia Attorney General's Office is looking into how Georgia Perimeter College ended up with a nearly $16 million shortfall.. Amanda Reddick, a compliance officer at the two-year college, says that the state agency is reviewing records "to determine if fraudulent activities occurred."

Army Corps of Engineers to focus on lake safety

CUMMING (AP) -- Federal authorities at Lake Lanier say they're putting renewed emphasis on safety for boaters and swimmers after three deaths at the lake.. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will suspend all new applications for dock construction this summer and will focus on safety awareness for boaters and

Qualifying opens next week for state offices

ATLANTA (AP) -- Political and non-partisan candidates hoping to get elected this year will be qualifying next week.. Qualifying opens May 23 and ends May 25. Qualifying for state non-partisan offices will be conducted at the Elections Division downtown or the South Georgia office in Tifton. Qualifying for

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New Atlanta airport terminal opens

The new $1.4 billion international terminal at the world's busiest airport is open.

Athens man punches window, bleeds to death

ATHENS (AP) -- Authorities say an Athens man bled to death after punching out a window at a former girlfriend's apartment.. Police say they found 37-year-old Elmario Rayshawn Griffith bleeding profusely from his arm shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday.. Griffith was still conscious, but would not tell officers

Ga. city eyes ending tax break for older residents

CENTERVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A central Georgia city is considering ending a property tax exemption for older residents.. The Centerville City Council agreed Tuesday to work toward ending the tax exemption for residents who are over the age of 70.. Councilman Edward Tucker said providing free police, fire and other

Police to guard Clayton Co. school buses after rifle threat

HAMPTON (AP) -- Police cars will guard students on school buses after a man was seen aiming a rifle in the direction of a bus.. Police say they found the rifle and a notebook full of school bus numbers after a witness reported seeing the man aim the weapon toward

Ga. pre-k class reads 500 books in 11 hours

CATAULA, Ga. (AP) -- A Harris County prekindergarten class won a statewide contest for the most books read in a single day.. The class at Mulberry Elementary School read nearly 500 books in 11 hours last month during "Georgia Reads Aloud Day." In all, classrooms reported reading nearly 14,000

Sigfredo Flores

Sigfredo Flores, age 19, of Statham passed away Monday, May 14, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.

Cherry Branham

Cherry Mathews Branham, age 62, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mabel Wicks and her father, Charles Mathews. She ...

Faye Sustakovitch

Faye Sustakovitch, age 97, of Loganville, GA, passed away May 15, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Ruby Lee

Ruby Darby Lee, age 88, of Bold Springs, GA, passed away May 14, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Rozelle Derwood

Derwood Rozelle age 85, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away May 14, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Doris Rozelle; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane Frigola ...

Greg Coker

Greg Coker, age 55, of Monroe, GA passed away May 13, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC “A FAMILY COMPANY”, 770-963-2411. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Paul McCurdy

SSGT. Paul O. McCurdy, age 80, of Loganville, GA passed away May 14, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544. www.stewartfh.com

Bobby Still

Bobby Gene Still, age 75, of Loganville, GA passed away May 12, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544. www.stewartfh.com

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