News for Tuesday, May 22, 2012


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Residents push BOC for airport vote

Overflow crowd confronts commissioners about airport, pushes for vote before the July 31 primary.

Regional tax could fund county projects cut because of down economy

After a dozen people protested an upcoming sales tax vote, Gwinnett commissioners approved a list of projects for the county's portion of funding.

Lilburn meth house to be demolished this week

Cops have had leads as to location of lone unapprehended suspect

Silverbacks hold off aggressive Revolution to move on in Open Cup

CONYERS -- With a chance to make a name for themselves U.S. Open Cup, the Georgia Revolution came out playing hard Tuesday night. But when the game was over, the more-experienced Silverbacks came out on top.. Raphael Cox scored in the 61st minute to put Atlanta up, and the

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Bourn's 2 HRs not enough against Reds

CINCINNATI -- Brandon Phillips drove in three runs with a pair of homers off Brandon Beachy on Tuesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves in another game of all-or-nothing.. Rookie shortstop Zack Cozart also homered off Beachy (5-2) as the Reds

Suwanee council modifies zoning for Jimmy John's

The Suwanee City Council voted on a request for rezoning to allow for a restaurant with drive-through windows and external intercom.

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Man charged with tattooing minors

Lawrenceville man charged with tattooing minors at his home.

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THOMAS: The citizen and the government — a real-life Aesop fable

In the Aesop Fable "The Grasshopper and the Ant," there are moral, economic and political lessons for our time, or any other.

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Providence survives in Game 3 with Savannah Christian

LILBURN -- Senior leadership is something that is often discussed, but not always realized.. Such is not the case with the Providence baseball team after the Stars advanced to the Class A state championship series with a 7-6 win in Game 3 of their semifinal series with Savannah Christian.. Providence

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Woodward pitches Broncos into finals

SNELLVILLE -- One of the most coveted things for a pitcher is to be the starter in a series-clinching game, surpassed only by being the one standing on the mound when that game is won.. Brookwood starter Ryan Woodard experienced both of those on Tuesday night.. Facing region-rival

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Ace pitches Parkview back to finals in 5-0 win over Mill Creek

LILBURN -- Shane Seckinger gave No. 5 state-ranked Mill Creek his usual reliable pitching performance in Game 2 of the Hawks' Class AAAAA semifinal series with Parkview.. But the top-ranked Panthers got an even better one from Jesse Foster.. The senior right-hander threw a complete-game, three

Grayson hires new boys basketball coach

Meadowcreek assistant coach Pierce to lead Rams basketball program

Lions promote Page to head wrestling coach

Peachtree Ridge named assistnat coach Sean Page as its new head wrestling coach.

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CLINE: A reminder of people's goodness

Blood drive to support Aimee Copeland proof of people's inherent goodness.

Dacula's Murray named to All-Great Lakes Region Team

Versatile standout makes team for second straight year

GCSU honors Trocchio with weekly honor

Norcross grad is school's athlete of the week

Brookwood grad Heffley named to SoCon first teams

Western Carolina infielder honored for second straight season on both first teams

Prep Rally to feature state soccer finals

Local TV show is hosted by Daily Post staffers

Berkmar, Duluth, Providence win state sportsmanship awards

GHSA, GEMC team up to honor state's best

Berkmar's Rogers makes college basketball decision

Senior headed to Thomas University men's program

Teheran bounces back to end road trip with G-Braves win

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings, leading the Gwinnett Braves (27-19) to a 3-1 win over the Rochester Red Wings (19-26) in the finale of the four-game series Tuesday afternoon at Frontier Field in Rochester, N.Y.. The G-Braves plated two in the top of the

Regions split in soccer all-star game

Region 8 boys, Region 7 girls get victories in senior showcase at Dacula

Gwinnett Goal Club honors county's best in soccer

Coaches select players, coaches of the year, along with all-county teams and scholar-athletes

Mill Creek's Kolts signs with North Georgia tennis

Senior was a four-year member of the Hawks' varsity team

Mill Creek honors college soccer signees

Mruk headed to GGC; Spitler to Southern Poly

Local group gets $9K from 'Pink in the Rink'

In all, $50,000 raised at Gladiators' annual "Pink in the Rink" weekend

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Lilburn man arrested second time on suspicion of enticing children

Matthew Ronald Crawford charged with two counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes

20,000 appeal property assessments

Thousands filed paperwork for the government to reconsider its property assessments.

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Cops nab alleged gas station robber

Rufus Jerome Smith found at his Flowery Branch apartment; believed reponsible for at least 10 armed robberies, most in Buford area

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Citizen charged with posing as cop in gang clash

Police believe Lawrenceville man falsely held himself out as a cop in clash with gangsters.

Auction claims it's selling vial with Ronald Reagan blood

LONDON -- A Channel Islands auction house says it's selling a vial that allegedly contains blood residue from Ronald Reagan -- a move denounced Tuesday by the late U.S. president's family and his foundation.. The vial being auctioned online was used by the laboratory that tested Reagan's blood when he

Eugene Polley, inventor of TV remote, dies at 96

CHICAGO (AP) -- A spokesman for Zenith Electronics says Eugene Polley, the inventor of the first wireless TV remote control, has died.. John Taylor says the former Zenith engineer died of natural causes Sunday at a suburban Chicago hospital. He was 96.. Couch potatoes everywhere have Polley to thank for

Woman sues hospital over fall off operating table

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A woman is suing a Connecticut hospital, saying she was severely injured when she fell off an operating table after surgery.. Attorneys for 81-year-old Florence Fiedler of New Canaan filed the lawsuit against Yale-New Haven Hospital on Tuesday.. The lawsuit in New

Eastside Heritage honors mental health month

An estimated one in four American adults live with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition

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Georgia's First Lady visits Hopkins Elementary

Children at Hopkins Elementary on Tuesday morning got a visit from Georgia's first lady.

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Georgia--PCOM graduates more than 100

Georgia Campus--Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine held its fifth commencement on Sunday and awared 74 doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine and 28 master's degrees in biomedical sciences.

'Ladies night' to benefit local cancer support group

Event to benefit Bosom Buddies, a local breast cancer support group

Joplin commemorates anniversary of deadly tornado

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Joplin began a day of solemn remembrance Tuesday with a sunrise service to honor the hospital staff, emergency workers and other survivors who sprang into action when one of the deadliest tornados in U.S. history carved through the city exactly one year ago.. Gov. Jay Nixon

Man in stable condition after Niagara Falls plunge

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- A man is in stable condition at a hospital in Canada after plunging at least 180 feet over Niagara Falls in an apparent suicide attempt.. The man is only the third person known to have lived after going over the falls without a safety device

Semitrailer fire shuts down I-85 in Winder

A crash and fire involving a tractor-trailer -- and fears of a toxic chemical release -- shut down both lanes of a nine-mile stretch of Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta for a time.

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Bessie Jones

Bessie L. Jones, age 78 of Lawrenceville, GA died suddenly Friday, May 18, 2012. Mrs. Jones has been cremated and a celebration of her life will be held later. The ...

D.g. Wilburn, Jr.

D.G. Wilburn, Jr., age 82, of Dacula, GA, passed away May 19, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Billy Mobley

Billy Ray Mobley, age 69, of Statham, GA passed away May 20, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Ella Dyer

Ella L. Souther Dyer, age 87, of Blairsville, GA, passed away May 18, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Harris Elrod

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Harris Denver “Dink” Elrod, age 71, of Talmo, who passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral ...

Dennis Burrell

Dennis Lionel Burrell, age 75, of Carnesville, GA passed away May 21, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Jeanette Wall

Jeanette Smith Wall, age 70, of Jasper, GA passed away May 19, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

MOVIE REVIEW: "Men In Black III" an excellent example of what summer blockbusters should be

After producing perhaps the worst sophomore effort in cinematic franchise history, leads Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and director Barry Sonnenfeld took a decade off, slowly regrouped and then splendidly jolted the "Men in Black" series back to life.

The Daily "Post" - May 22, 2012

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Jurrjens encounters more problems as Rochester routs G-Braves

Red Wings pound out season highs in hits, runs