News for Wednesday, May 23, 2012


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Silverbacks to play Open Cup game in Seattle after deal with Sounders

After the Atlanta Silverbacks won their second-round U.S. Open Cup match Tuesday against the Georgia Revolution in Conyers, most fans expected the Seattle Sounders of MLS to come to town for the May 30 third-round matchup as the tournament schedule had indicated.. But apparently the Sounders made the

Georgia eliminated from SEC baseball tourney by Auburn

Auburn survives 3-2 SEC tourney win over Georgia. AP Photo ALBD124, ALBD126, ALBD122, ALBD125, ALBD123%reldate(2012-05-24T00:56:41HOOVER, Ala. (AP) Justin Bryant hit a solo home run and threw 1- scoreless innings of late relief to help Auburn beat Georgia 3-2 Wednesday in the second round of the Southeastern Conference baseball

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Frazier's HR sends Reds over Braves 2-1

CINCINNATI -- Todd Frazier hit a one-out homer in the ninth inning Wednesday night, extending the Cincinnati Reds' best surge of the season with a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves.. The Reds won their fifth in a row, leaving them five games over .500 (24-19) for the first

Tech takes down No. 1 Florida State in ACC Championship opener

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Senior Jake Davies hit a pair of two-run home runs and junior Buck Farmer fired six strong innings as Georgia Tech beat No. 1 ranked Florida State 5-4 in the ACC baseball championship opener at NewBridge Bank Park on Wednesday.. The Yellow Jackets improved to 33-24

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Snellville's Diana DeGarmo gets engaged during 'Idol' finale

Former contestants Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo became engaged on stage during Wednesday night's finale. (Video inside)

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Georgia's Phillip Phillips is the new 'American Idol'

Bluesy guitar man Phillip Phillips is the new "American Idol," defeating teenage songbird Jessica Sanchez.

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Arsonist suspected in 2 doctors' office fires

Arsonist sought in doctor's office fire last weekend.

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Brookwood, Parkview, Providence try to downplay hype as state finals await

Three schools within an 8-mile radius of one another in the Lilburn-Snellville area, Brookwood, Parkview and Providence have all advanced to state baseball finals.

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Meadowcreek's Nguyen has unique perspective which fuels her drive to succeed

Senior is well educated in a lot of the usual ways -- AP classes, work, student council president, community service, sports -- but she also wrote checks and managed bills when she was still in junior high, acted as a translator with doctors and parent-teacher conferences

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HAMMOCK: Golf, grandkids and more up next for Karen Francoeur

Longtime educator, mother of MLB outfielder Jeff Francoeur, retiring from GCPS

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Cancer-free Shanteau eager to focus on swimming again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- At his first Olympics, Eric Shanteau was distracted by a far more important race -- beating cancer.. Now, he can focus on winning in the pool.. "I'm going to have lighter footsteps walking around the deck, that's for sure," Shanteau said, chuckling.. In Beijing, he surprisingly

Castroneves makes second attempt at Indy's 4-win club

INDIANAPOLIS -- Helio Castroneves stood stoically in his garage eating lunch this May.. The gregarious personality that won over racing fans and dancing fans years ago is still there, it's just been replaced. This month, the Brazilian driver is all about getting down to the business of winning.. "We want

Alabama's prominent golf trail celebrates 20 years

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Signs and billboards across Alabama point to sites on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, a near-ubiquitous complex of scenic courses that has helped make the state known for something besides college football and civil rights battles.. There's pretty good golf here, too. The 11-site

Boys soccer camp planned at Mill Creek

Event is designed for rising freshmen and sophomores

Legacy on Lanier to host $1 Million Challenge again

Event runs Friday through June 21

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Rusty Wallace heads Hall of Fame group

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sprint Cup champion Rusty Wallace heads the group of five picked for the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.. Owner Leonard Wood and drivers Cotton Owens, Herb Thomas and Buck Baker joined Wallace in the hall's fourth class.. Baker was tied with Fireball Roberts for the fifth

Summer lacrosse camps, league to be at Parkview

Nine-time NCAA national championship coach and Team Georgia to host summer programs

Mill Creek to host boys basketball camp

Camp runs June 4-7 at the high school gym

Berkmar to offer girls basketball camp

Session will be held June 4-6 at the high school

Hebron unveils summer camp schedule

Private school to host baseball, basketball, softball and cheerleading camps

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Allmendinger anxious to see results

CONCORD, N.C. -- AJ Allmendinger landed the ride of his life when Penske Racing grabbed him during the offseason after Kurt Busch split with the organization.. On paper, it doesn't seem as if Allmendinger has done very much with his golden opportunity.. In the NASCAR garage, everybody knows better.. Allmendinger

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Moore Middle finishes first year

Moore Middle School students concluded the school's inaugural year on Wednesday. Administrators, teachers and students refelected.

Lawrenceville company expands, adding 60 employees

Encompass Supply Chain Solutions relocates service division to Gwinnett, plans to add walk-in repair business.

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THOMAS: The media's religion deficit

Evidence of big media's bias against religion that doesn't advance the secular and liberal agenda of the Democratic Party is beyond dispute. Any faith attached to a conservative agenda is to be ridiculed, stereotyped and misrepresented.

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ESTHER CEPEDA: Cory Booker's epiphany

CHICAGO -- This far outside the Beltway, it's easy to see why regular people are so put off by politics -- our endless 24/7 stream of dysfunctional statecraft has become so toxic that it is even making politicians sick.

Attorney's illness postpones murder trial

Defense attorney's illness postpones Gwinnett murder trial set to begin Wednesday.

More than 60 file for Gwinnett ballot on first day

Long-list of politicians file for place on Gwinnett ballot during the first day of candidate qualifying Wednesday.

Movie Tavern offers flicks, food and beverages

The new theater offers a simple answer to date night.

GAB: GEHC celebrates World Turtle Day

On Saturday, the Gwinnett Enivronmental and Heritage Center plans to celebrate World Turtle Day.

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Man charged with defrauding Gwinnett banks of $90K

California man charged with scamming more than $90,000 from Gwinnett bank branches.

By Venue -- May 25

By venue -- May 25

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Perfect Sense'

Michael Clark spotlights "Perfect Sense" on Blu-ray disc.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Tonight You're Mine' a mid-grade romantic movie

In order to appreciate "Tonight You're Mine," you'll have to be someone who loves oddball foreign films, predictable romantic comedies and concert documentaries.

Movie trivia contest — May 25

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

Memorial Day 2012 events in Gwinnett

Here are places to honor fallen troops throughout the county.

FILM FANS: 'The Dictator' is not for everyone

Local residents reviewing Sacha Baron Cohen's new film, "The Dictator."

ART BEAT: Exhibition at Chocolate Perks to showcase local photographers

A photography exhibition consisting of 30 pieces by seven area photographers will be on view at Duluth's Chocolate Perks beginning June 1 and continuing through the end of the month.

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Longtime Simpson educators say goodbye for last time

A two-person team of gifted teachers at Simpson Elementary taught at the school for the last time on Wednesday. With 79 years of combined experience Kathy Russo and Susan Wise shared some words of wisdom on the profession.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Local officials meet with Speaker Boehner; Hunter memo causes stir

Gwinnett officials meet with U.S. House Speaker Boehner during D.C. trip; Commission candidate Hunter's reprimand causes stir; Voters respond positively to sales tax during poll

American Indian Festival brings past to present

Different tribes come together to celebrate their heritage.

THE DISH: Golden Krust

Snellville's Golden Krust serves Caribbean food, including Jamaican patties, jerk chicken and island pastries.

GCPS students receive military academy appointments

13 Students in Gwinnett County Public Schools were recently honored for having received military academy appointments.

Local school co-op won't take summer off

North Gwinnett Backpacks continues to collect donations and raise money during the summer.

State baseball championships schedule

Dates and times for the Brookwood-Parkview, Providence-Charlton County matchups

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Beluga whale calf at Ga. Aquarium dies

The first beluga whale born at the Georgia Aquarium has died.

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North grad Wood to have Tommy John surgery

Royals hurler to miss rest of this year, much of next

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Phillips, Sanchez face off on 'Idol' finale

Jessica Sanchez wishes she could've changed one thing about the "American Idol" finale: her final song.

Demolition nears for historic dorm on UGA campus

Construction crews have fenced off a historic dormitory at the University of Georgia to prepare for its demolition.

Delta to take Southwest's 717s

Delta said the deal accelerates the revamping of its fleet, which has also included the elimination of turboprops.

The Daily "Post" - May 23, 2012

Check out The Daily "Post" for May 23, 2012.

Thomas Huff, Jr.

Thomas Ellis Huff, Jr., age 68, of Statham, GA passed away May 19, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Floy Knight

Floy Elizabeth Reeves Knight, age 92, of Loganville, GA passed away May 22, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

Lester Lichty, Sr.

Retired Chief Petty Officer Lester Cloyd Lichty, Sr., age 82, of Flowery Branch, GA formerly of Goose Creek, SC, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012. He was preceded in death ...

George Feckoury

George Feckoury, age 89, of Grayson, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Philip Flohr

Philip Blake Flohr, age 90, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away Monday, May 21, 2012. He is preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy Marie and son Kevin R. Flohr ...

Brian Young

Brian Young, age 50, of Winter Haven, FL passed away Monday, May 14, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

Jeanette Wilson

Jeanette Watkins Wilson, age 96, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on May 22, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Donna Miller

Donna Nadine Pinkerton Miller, age 87, of Loganville, GA passed away May 21, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

Canon Carr

The Carr, Eastman, Thorpe, Weeks and Padmore families regret to announce that the Reverend Dr. Canon Burgess Carr, age 76 of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012. Funeral Services ...

Dorothy Corley

Dorothy Jane Corley, 81, of Lilburn, GA., died May 19, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Nannie Stancil

Nannie Ruth Stancil, age 90, of Bethlehem, GA passed away May 17, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Ruby Davis

Mrs. Ruby C. Davis, age 67, of Monroe passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

John Rainey

Mr. John Appleby “Dah” Rainey, age 73 of Carl, Georgia died May 21, 2012. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements.