News for Thursday, May 17, 2012


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Beachy tosses shutout, Braves beat Marlins

ATLANTA -- Brandon Beachy improved his major-league best ERA with a couple of career milestones and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 7-0 Thursday night.. Beachy (5-1) threw a five-hit shutout, the first of his career, in the first complete game of his career.. He has won

More struggles for G-Braves starters in another loss to Buffalo

BUFFALO -- Another night, another poor start from a once major leaguer.. A night after Jair Jurrjens struggled mightily for the Gwinnett Braves, top pitching prospect Julio Teheran, last year's top pitcher in Class AAA and a one-game winner in the big leagues, didn't get out of the third

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Hudgens Center holds annual meeting, appreciation event

The nonprofit gives awards to volunteers and others at annual event.

Berkeley Lake road assessment complete

Berkeley Lake road assessment complete. BERKELEY LAKE -- According to Clay Reichert, an engineer with Clark Patterson Lee, a recently commissioned assessment of the roads in Berkeley Lake has been completed. Reichert reported his findings to mayor Lois Salter and city council members Thursday, concluding that, while there are several

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Park to be transformed by project

A $5.3 million project will soon begin to transform dilapidated Lilburn Lions Club Park.

BOE hears study on evaluation systems

District staff updated the board of education Thursday on a state study that looks at teacher and leader effectiveness in the classroom.

Gwinnett school board talks alternative education

Members of the Gwinnett County Board of Education on Thursday discussed the successes and the challenges seen at the district's alternative schools as well as the possibility of a new facility in the future.

School board adopts $1.7 billion budget

The Gwinnett County Board of Education unanimously approved a $1.7 billion budget Thursday night for the Fiscal Year 2013.

No. 1 Centennial stands between Collins Hill and title

Eagles in boys soccer championship game Friday night

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MCCULLOUGH: Don't be distracted by nonsense and nonissues

Don't be distracted by nonsense and nonissues in November's election. With less than six months to go until the election, I'm increasingly struck by just how important it is.. As both an independent and a political cynic, I'm not encouraged by the choices for president. I'm sure I'll be as

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ROBINSON: Disco Queen and Go-Go King

WASHINGTON -- The soundtrack of my youth is fading. That's hardly an original observation, I realize, but self-indulgence is a columnist's inalienable right and music has unique power to summon unbidden waves of nostalgia. I'll spend the rest of the day listening to the "Queen of Disco" and the

Track coaches name all-county team

The Gwinnett County track and field coaches announced their all-county team.

Collins Hill's Ulm signs with Andrew College

Senior played four years of varsity for the Eagles

Brookwood to host girls basketball camp

Sessions will be from June 4-7 at the high school

Daily Post's Troyke wins ECHL award

Staff writer has covered the Gwinnett Gladiators for the Daily Post since the team's inception

Mountain View soccer players sign with colleges

Sayers, Stone are first two Bears to receive soccer scholarships

Berkmar basketball to host shooting camp

Event is May 29-30 at the high school

Brookwood's Hill signs with ABAC softball

Senior is a two-time all-region selection

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Getting to Know ... Kat Ihlenburg

A question-and-answer session with Georgia Gwinnett College's first fastpitch softball coach

Archer's Stevens signs with Shorter basketball

Senior is Tigers' first boys basketball player to sign letter of intent

Three Eagles sign with wrestling programs

Three members of Collins Hill's state champion wrestling team signed college scholarships.

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Lions' Casal staying positive in cancer fight

Sophomore lacrosse/volleyball player staying positive as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treatments begin

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Road to Class AAAAA state baseball title runs through Gwinnett

Gwinnett monopolizes Class AAAAA Final Four

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Tea party leader files complaint on Balfour

A tea party leader filed a new ethics complaint Thursday accusing state Sen. Don Balfour of improperly seeking reimbursements for conducting official business on days when lobbyists reported buying him meals and other perks far from the state Capitol.

Police: Man jailed for creating bogus employees in fraud scheme

Man booked on charges he created bogus coworkers in embezzlement scheme at Norcross company.

25th Annual Historic Buford 5K and 10K Road Race

25th Annual Historic Buford 5K and 10K Road Race planned for June 2.

Operation Good Neighbor Community Workday

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful launch Operation Good Neighbor, a community workday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 at 30 work sites in Lilburn, Lawrenceville and Duluth.

Senior trash exemption to wait until 2013

Officials considering a break on solid waste bills for seniors.

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Postal Service to begin closing plants this summer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service is moving ahead with plans to close dozens of mail processing centers, saying on Thursday it can no longer wait as Congress remains deadlocked over how to help.. At a news briefing, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the agency's mail processing

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Duluth Planning Director inducted into the AICP College of Fellows

Glenn Coyne was inducted into the American Institute of Certified Planners College of Fellows at the National Planning Conference on April 15.

GA-PCOM graduates doctors and scientists

Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) announces graduation ceremony for doctoral and biomedical science students.

'Darling Companion' is all bark and no bite

After all those little, yippy fellas last year — Uggie from "The Artist," the Pomeranian from "Young Adult," Arthur from "Beginners" — it's nice to see a REAL dog up on the big screen.

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Police seek help in catching alleged kidnapper

Gwinnett police are asking for public assistance in catching an assault and kidnapping suspect.

Michigan boy finds finger piece in Arby's sandwich

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan teen made a gristly discovery after biting into an Arby's junior roast beef sandwich.. Ryan Hart said he had nearly polished off his sandwich last Friday when he bit into something tough to chew that tasted like rubber, so he spit it out.. Turns

New SC mom hospitalized with flesh-eating bacteria

Days after giving birth to twins, a South Carolina mother has been hospitalized for what doctors say is a rare flesh-eating infection.

Occupants escape Wednesday night house fire

Four residents escaped late-night fire unharmed

Georgia jobless rate now lowest in 3 years

State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has declined for the ninth consecutive month.

Police impostors try to invade Marietta home

MARIETTA (AP) -- Police are searching for three men wearing masks and police gear who tried to invade a home outside Atlanta.. Cobb County police say the trio showed up at the home in Marietta shortly before 5 a.m. Wednesday.. Police said all three men wore masks and dark clothing

Ga. student graduates college before high school

LAKELAND (AP) -- A student has received a college degree one week before collecting her high school diploma.. Senior Sarah Pearson of Lanier County High School graduated on May 11 from Middle Georgia College.. Pearson, who earned an associate's degree in sociology, will get her high school diploma on Saturday

Federal agents join Ga. school bus threat probe

HAMPTON (AP) -- Police in an Atlanta suburb have enlisted the help of federal agents to examine a rifle dropped by a man who was seen aiming it at a school bus.. Clayton County police Officer Phong Nguyen says the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will try

Drive-in shooting suspect has history of Gwinnett drug arrests

A Lilburn man accused of fatally shooting another man at an Atlanta drive-in movie theater has been arrested in Duluth.

Betty Kitchens

Mrs. Betty Hogue Kitchens, age 84 of Buford, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Arrangements are entrusted to Davis-Struempf Funeral Home & Crematory in Austell.

Mildred Wharton

Mildred “Mimi” Wharton, age 86, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away May 15, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC “A FAMILY COMPANY”, 770-963-2411.

Ronald Mckinley

Ronald “Ronnie” Lee McKinley, 67, native of Nashville, TN, departed this life on Sunday, May 13, 2012, in Suwanee, GA after an extended illness. He is survived by ...

Bonnie Harris

The family of Bonnie Marion Harris, age 90 of Jefferson, GA is saddened to announce his passing on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 17 ...

Dorothy Maguire

Dorothy Duncan Maguire, age 80, of Conway, SC, formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on May 13, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Barbara Andrews

Barbara Anita Andrews, age 75, of Norcross, GA, passed away May 16, 2012. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

France Ducasse

France Ducasse, age 49, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away May 11, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC “A FAMILY COMPANY”, 770-963-2411.