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PREP ROUNDUP: Peachtree Ridge boys tennis knocked out of playoffs

A look at Wednesday's prep sports action.

G-Braves split pair in Columbus

G-Braves split pair in Columbus

Speedy Spartans seek state titles

The girls track and field state championship begins Thursday in Albany.

Hawks worried about Smith heading into Game 3

The Atlanta Hawks are running out of players. The team learned Wednesday that forward Josh Smith has a strained tendon in his left knee, perhaps costing the Hawks another key player for their playoff series against the Boston Celtics.

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Brookwood girls upset No. 2 Lions on PKs

Ask Brookwood goalkeeper Taylor Strickland how many penalty kicks she's faced this season and she offers a quick response. "I don't know, too many," the senior said. Strickland, one of only four Bronco seniors, was feeling pretty good after her latest round of PKs.

Collins Hill breaks through late in 3-0 win over Dacula

Never has a goal been more of a relief than when Mariah Dickey's game-winner for Collins Hill.

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Hatfield's header lifts Mill Creek past Parkview 1-0

LILBURN -- In the end, Wednesday night's first-round game of the Class AAAAA state girls soccer playoffs between Mill Creek and Parkview literally came to a head.. Actually, it came down to two headers -- one by Mill Creek's Megan Hatfield that found the mark and another by Parkview's

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State wrestling tourney moving to Macon

The traditonal state wrestling tournament is leaving the Gwinnett Arena for the Macon Centreplex.

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Bortles' corner kick lifts North to win over Grayson

North Gwinnett's girls soccer team beat Grayson 1-0 in the first round of the state playoffs.

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Longtime UGA president to retire next year

Longtime University of Georgia President Michael Adams is retiring in 2013 after more than 15 years at the helm of the state’s flagship campus.

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Judge responds to Bannister's claims in lawsuit

Judge discounts claims made by Bannister in federal lawsuit.

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CEPEDA: Why DREAM is still a nightmare

The jobs situation is no better than when the DREAM Act failed.

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THOMAS: College, loans and the road to success

It is something of a truism that whenever the federal government steps in, costs usually rise and efficiency declines. That is especially true when it comes to a college education.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Sales tax campaign launches website

Sales tax advocacy group launches a website with an interactive project map; Tommy Hunter considers another commission run.

Suspects in teen's killing have criminal past

15-year-old Nicolas Jackson shot in Norcross home on Feb. 2

911 upgrades, funding go to cities

County, city 911 funding shared as part of service settlement.

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Survivor of Buford firefight indicted on murder charges

Second survivor in alleged Buford firefight over drugs is facing murder charges.

Brookwood runners to sign next week

Seven memebrs of Brookwood's cross country team will sign college scholarships next week.

Two more Lions commit to colleges

Two Peachtree Ridge lacrosse seniors make college commitments

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HAMMOCK: Mill Creek's Menzies doesn't need hoops for scholarship money

Senior gives up basketball for Tech, academics

Norcross' DeShields honored by USA Today

Blue Devils' star is only junior on three-team squad

Manor to play lacrosse at Oglethorpe

Signing brief for North LAX player David Manor

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Hawkins one of county's early hoops stars

Former Parkview basketball star Susan Brandau Hawkins will be inducted into the Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame.

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Junior Seau found dead at California home

Police say former NFL star Junior Seau has been found dead in an apparent suicide at his home in Southern California.

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Hull Middle attempts to break world record

Hull Middle School gathered 873 students, teachers and administrators to attempt to set a Guinness Book of World record mark for the largest string instrumental ensemble.

MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST -- May 4

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

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Gwinnett Relay to honor founder recently diagnosed with cancer

Gwinnett's Relay for Life to begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

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Former Gwinnett resident publishes first novel

Channing Allen, former Lawrenceville resident and Brookwood High School graduate publishes "Wells Without Water."

Development decisions relinquished to new city

Development decisions to wait for new city.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World'

Michael Clark spotlights "George Harrison: Living in the Material World" on Blu-ray disc.

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Longtime Pharr principal retiring

Jerry Raymond, a 25-year veteran of Gwinnett County Public Schools and principal for 12 years at Pharr Elementary, is finishing up his last year with the local district.

The Aurora Theatre presents golf comedy for spring

"Fox on the Fairway" brings comedy to the sport of golf through May 27.

American Cancer Society hosts annual Relay for Life fundraiser

The annual event kicks off May 4 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.

ART BEAT: Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Market celebrates a new era for Gwinnett's arts community

The Duluth festival welcomes art of all mediums to the Duluth Town Green May 5 and 6.

FILM FANS: Wait for rental of 'The Five-Year Engagement'

Local residents review the new romantic comedy, "The Five-Year Engagement."

Buford hosts annual spring festival

The Historic Buford Spring Festival brings music, food and entertainment to the area on May 5.

THE DISH: Myung Ga Won

Myung Ga Won specializes in Korean barbecue and noodles 24-hours a day.

Summer Movie Preview

Check out movie critic Michael Clark's preview for the year's spring and summer movie line-up.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Marvel's The Avengers' starts superhero summer with a bang

"Marvel's The Avengers" is huge, it's loud, it is very funny in all the right places and it is also far too long for its own good.

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Gingrich ends campaign, vows to help defeat Obama

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Newt Gingrich can now call himself a former presidential candidate.. The former House speaker bowed out of the Republican presidential contest Wednesday as expected, just short of a year after he got into the race. And without using the word "endorse," he did just that

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Suwanee student wins statewide Google design contest

A Suwanee third-grader has won a statewide contest to design Google's ever-changing "doodle" design.

Travel company suit settlement offered

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A federal lawsuit settlement could bring a boost to Gwinnett after online travel companies agreed to pay an increase in hotel/motel taxes.. The lawsuit, which was brought by several cities and counties in Georgia in 2005, said the companies should pay taxes based on what the company

Registration this week for tech camp

During the summer, Gwinnett County middle school students will have the opportunity to experience many careers that await them. The school district's two technical education campuses welcome rising seventh, eighth and ninth graders to attend summer camps.

GAB: Signs remind motorists to 'watch for motorcycles'

On Tuesday, which kicked off National Motorcycle Awareness Month, Allstate Insurance installed signs on Athens Highway and Grayson Parkway in Snellville to remind drivers to 'Watch for Motorcycles'

Fire tackled at Lawrenceville landfill

Fire crews tackle midnight blaze at Lawrenceville landfill facility.

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NFL suspends 4 players for Saints' bounties

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season by the NFL, one of four players punished for participating in a pay-for-pain bounty system.

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Injured soldier off the ventilator; family honored

Brookwood grad now talking, alert and aware of his injuries

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100,000 Facebook users use new organ donor option

An organ donation group says more than 100,000 people used a new Facebook feature the first day to declare they are donors.

Building structure OK after blaze at Tyler Perry's studio

ATLANTA (AP) -- The structure of a large building at filmmaker Tyler Perry's Atlanta studio is fine after part of it caught fire, sending flames soaring into the night sky, authorities said.. There were no reports of injuries from the blaze that began shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday and burned

Danny Cato

Danny Pruitt Cato, 59, Buford, GA left this earth for his heavenly home on Saturday, April 28, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. He was preceded in this journey ...

Irene Sikes

Irene Stanford Sikes was born in Pine Apple, Alabama, The only daughter of Wiley W. Stanford and Lillian McCrory Stanford. She graduated form Moore Academy and attended Judson College and ...

Margaret Murray

Margaret Elizabeth “June” Murray passed away on April 30, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Thomas J. Murray, Sr., parents, Margaret and ...

Joan Deboard

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Joan Arlene Ruppenthal DeBoard, age 68, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson ...

Joshua Mooney

Mr. Joshua “J.C.” Mooney, age 85, of Talmo, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012. He was preceded in death by his ...

Dorothy Hopkins

Dorothy Leah DeLoche Hopkins, age 59, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away April 29, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC “A FAMILY COMPANY”, 770-963-2411. www.wagesfuneralhome.com ...

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Pierce leads Rondo-less Celtics past Hawks

The Boston Celtics wiped out Atlanta's 11-point lead in the second half even without Rajon Rondo, stunning the Hawks 87-80 on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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Braves open series vs. Phils with 4-2 loss

The Braves squander several chances Tuesday to win Game 1 of the series with their NL East rivals.

The Daily "Post" - May 2, 2012

Check out The Daily "Post" for May 2, 2012.

GAC wins boys lacrosse showdown with Wesleyan

Whiteneck scores four goals to lead Spartans

Grayson boys lacrosse tops West Forsyth

Fourth-quarter comeback helps Rams to 10-6 win

Wolves nip St. Pius in girls lacrosse

O'Leary scores eight goals for Wesleyan

Fortier's 10 goals lead Lions past Broncos in girls lacrosse

Peachtree Ridge picks up 20-8 road victory

Lassiter ends Collins Hill's boys tennis season

Eagles finish year with 19-3 mark after second-round loss

GAC boys tennis reaches quarterfinals

Spartans blank River Ridge in second round