News for Friday, May 18, 2012


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Hanson pitches 7 innings, Braves beat Rays 5-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tommy Hanson pitched seven effective innings, Freddie Freeman drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Friday night.. Hanson (5-3) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. Freeman had a run-scoring double and Brian McCann hit

Force defeat Mustangs in 58-55 nail-bitter

MILWAUKEE -- The Georgia Force pulled out a narrow victory against the Milwaukee Mustangs with a final game score of 58-55 in the Arena Football League's Week 11 contest held at the Bradley Center on Friday night.. On the opening kickoff, the Mustangs managed a bar ball. Two plays later

Pascucci powers Buffalo past G-Braves

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo first baseman Valentino Pascucci drilled a pair of two-run homers off of Gwinnett starting pitcher Yohan Flande, leading the Bisons to a 5-3 win over the Gwinnett Braves in the final game of a four-game series Friday night at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo

Dufner takes Nelson lead with late birdie spree

IRVING, Texas -- Standing over his ball in a swale behind the 18th green, Jason Dufner would have been content with a par and a spot in the big group tied for the lead in the Byron Nelson Championship.. Instead, Dufner had the lead to himself Friday. He finished by

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HAMMOCK: Prentice, Eagles leave impressive legacy

All the new Collins Hill boys soccer has to do is hit a .667 percentage. Not winning percentage, though. That's state title percentage.

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Pitching just as important as bats for Providence in the playoffs

Feature on Providence's unsung pitching staff

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Collins Hill beats Centennial for state title

Reaching one state final in any sport is an accomplishment, but for the Collins Hill boys soccer program, it has almost become routine.

GAC, BT girls soccer teams ready for another close game in AA final

Penalty kicks have decided all three of the teams' meetings the past two seasons

Mercer graduate completes degree 59 years later

MACON -- Don't ever tell Roy Vandiver, 76, he doesn't finish what he started.. Vandiver began taking classes toward his undergraduate degree at Mercer University in 1953. He completed that journey this month -- 59 years later -- when he graduated with about 550 other students.. But don't think for a minute

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Sugarloaf Country Club opens houses for the public

The Women's Club Charity Boards hosts its annual Leisure Living Tour to benefit four local charities.

Peachtree Ridge to host basketball camps

Sessions are June 25-28 and July 23-26 at the high school

Dacula honors football signees with ceremony

Seniors Hurst, Malizia, Alarms, Hughes and Bartlett are bound for college programs

Mill Creek's Fagin signs with Emmanuel College

Guard was on the Hawks' varsity team for four seasons

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Dacula's Shead, McIntyre sign with college volleyball programs

Seniors will be college teammates at LaGrange

Big 12, SEC have deal for football champs to play

The Big 12 and the Southeastern conferences have announced a deal that will pit their football regular-season champions against each other in a New Year's Day bowl game for five years beginning in 2014, positioning themselves for the expected switch to a four-team playoff.. In fact, SEC Commissioner

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Noll takes lead at Mid-Amateur Championship

DULUTH -- With the Georgia State Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship coming to Berkeley Hills Country Club for the first time ever, David Noll Jr. found the surroundings to be to his liking.. That's because the Dalton native and 2007 champion shot a five-under 67 on the 6,694-yard

Hawks keeping Drew as coach for 2012-13 season

ATLANTA -- Larry Drew is returning for his third season as the Atlanta Hawks' coach despite the team's first-round exit from the playoffs.. The Hawks announced Friday the team is exercising its option on Drew's contract for next season.. "Larry did an outstanding job this season in guiding our

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Kurt Busch thinks Newman feud is 'WWE-type' action

CONCORD, N.C. -- Kurt Busch thought he and Ryan Newman were friends. He's learned the hard way this week that he was mistaken.. Maybe that's how it goes between drivers looking to lock down jobs for next year?. Busch is once again in the starring role as NASCAR's resident villain

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YARBROUGH: Skeeter Skates finds out he has a lot to learn about politics

Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter's Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Metropolitan Pooler, called me this week. That was a historic occasion. Maybe not man-landing on-the-moon historic, but pretty close to it. Skeeter rarely ever calls. I think it is because he thinks he knows everything.

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HUCKABY: These are a few of my least favorite things

While I have more blessing than I could possibly count, I seem to find myself focusing on things I don't like rather than things I do.

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Norcross mother charged with shooting at son

Norcross mother charged with firing gun at son during an argument this week.

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MCLEOD: How to get things done at home and in the office

We all procroastinate, but here are a few tips to keep you from doing it. So don't put off reading this.

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RICH: Looks aren't the main thing when it comes to biscuit pans

When it comes to Southern cooking, your biscuit pan says a lot about you.

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Local grads get jump-start on medical career

A partnership between Maxwell High School of Technology and Gwinnett Medical Center is landing jobs for ambitious young talent.

Norcross High grad already successful Web designer

A graduating senior from Norcross High School is the Georgia recipient of the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award, already getting his start in the world of business.

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Henry — Kolleda

Paul Henry of McDonough and Amy Henry of Port St. Lucie, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Henry of Kennesaw, to Alan Kolleda of Kennesaw, son of Bruce and Gloria Kolleda of Lawrenceville.

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Kent — Grube

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Altman of Townsend announce the engagement of their daughter, Krystal Aurora Kent of Smyrna, to Kevin Patrick Grube of Smyrna, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Grube of Lawrenceville.

GAB: Jackson EMC seeking historical info

In 2013, Jackson Electric Member Corporation plans to celebrate a milestone anniversary and is seeking stories, photos and other materials form the three quaters of a century that it has provided electricity.

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Berkmar Middle's Griffith named Falcons' teacher of year

The Atlanta Falcons have announced the 2011-12 First Down for Fitness teachers of the year. Among them: Berkmar Middle School's Dana Griffith.

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LARSON: Projecting art projects into the world around us

This summer the art your children make can do more than you think, including introducing problem-solving skills that can last a lifetime.

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JENKINS: Saying goodbye to middle school with mixed emotions

Except for a two-year hiatus, I have had at least one child in middle school since 1998.

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Woman charged with urinating on Snellville business

Police believe a woman arrested for urinating on a Snellville sports business had made a habit of relieving herself in public.

Ride for America planned in Loganville

The 14th annual Ride for American Thunder in the Country is scheduled for May 28 at the American Legion Post No. 233 in Loganville.

Daily Post patriotic concert to feature parachuters, varied playlist

The Gwinnett Daily Post presents a concert on Friday by the Gwinnett Community Band in Town Center Park. The Silver Wings parachute team will arrive by plane.

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Duluth judge honored with Liberty Bell Award

Chief Judge Charles Barrett honoroed for "outstanding public service and community involvement"

Dacula dedicates park on Memorial Day

The city of Dacula celebrates Memorial Day with festival, races, parade and park dedication.

Candidates for court positions give pitch to lawyers

More than a dozen candidates for three judgeships and clerk of court participated in a Gwinnett Bar Association forum Friday.

Four lanes open on Ga. 20

Final lane opens on Ga. 20 widening project.

Cops searching for suspect in 8 armed robberies

Rufus Jerome Smith, 25, described as black male about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, with "MAN" tattooed on his right shoulder

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Arts Center works displayed at Georgia Capitol

Georgia Piedmont Arts Center artists score wall space at the Georgia Capitol.

Norcross Police Department awarded $10,000 grant

Norcross Police Department was awareded a $10,000 grant.

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Three school leaders named

As the 2011-12 school year comes to an end, the Gwinnett County Board of Education named the school principals who will lead three elementary schools next year.

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Last suspect in triple homicide bagged in Kentucky

Final suspect in Lawrenceville triple homicide is apprehended in Kentucky.

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Aimee Copeland on latest amputations: ‘Let’s do this’

A young Snellville woman fighting a flesh-eating bacteria has learned she will lose her hands and remaining foot, and responded by saying "Let's do this."

Storms down trees, drop large hail in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) -- Powerful thunderstorms started lightning fires, toppled trees and dumped large hail on parts of Georgia.. National Weather Service reports from emergency officials indicate that several trees were blown down in Forsyth County, including one that landed on a house.. Emergency management officials also reported several trees down

Snake bites on the rise in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities say snake bites are on the rise in Georgia after the mild winter.. Poisonous snakes have already attacked more had 100 people in metro Atlanta.. Officials say that about 400 Georgians are treated for snake bites each year. Already this year, 120 state residents have been

Police say handcuffed man stole patrol car, crashed in Gwinnett

Police say a man led them on a chase north of Atlanta, and was then handcuffed but somehow managed drive off in a patrol car.

George Bennett

Mr. George Fletcher Bennett, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Joshua Bennett and granddaughter, Katie Bennett. He ...

Janet Joyal

Janet Jenkins Joyal, age 78 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dot Connally and is survived by daughters, Brandy ...

Ruth Fouts

Ruth Fouts, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away May 16, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Ga. Tech fraternity suspended after hazing reports

A Georgia Tech fraternity has been suspended for two years after reports of a hazing.

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'American Idol' down to final 2 singers

"American Idol" finalist Joshua Ledet won't be belting it out on this season's final showdown.

The Daily "Post" - May 18, 2012

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