News for Thursday, May 24, 2012


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G-Braves squander Flande's gem in 3-2 loss

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Yohan Flande threw a gem for the Gwinnett Braves. Liam Hendriks' shined brighter and it was the bullpen that made the difference.. The Gwinnett Braves starter allowed one run off five hits over seven innings, easily his best outing of the year in his ninth start and 11th

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Mesoraco's grand slam sends Reds over Braves 6-3

CINCINNATI -- Rookie catcher Devin Mesoraco capped a series full of homers with his first career grand slam on Thursday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves.. The Reds completed their first four-game sweep of the Braves in Cincinnati since 1980 at Riverfront

Johnson has 1st-round lead at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Zach Johnson stood behind the fourth green looking at his club and then the ball that rolled within 4 feet of the hole.. "I got lucky," Johnson said about his second shot on the 244-yard par 3 -- his 13th hole Thursday -- after

Almirola takes first pole at Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. -- Aric Almirola took the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 with a lap of 192.940 mph Thursday night, giving Richard Petty Motorsports a front-row sweep at Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR's longest race.. Teammate Marcus Ambrose was second at 191.598 in qualifying for the Sunday night

Hebron Christian sets record for college signees

Lions have 13 seniors headed to college athletic programs

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Hendrick goes from ice cold to red hot

CONCORD, N.C. -- After months of wondering when any Hendrick Motorsports car would win again, NASCAR's powerhouse program is on a major roll heading into the Coca-Cola 600.. Five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson broke a 16-race victory drought this month at Darlington Raceway for Hendrick Motorsports'

Mountain View's Johnson to sign with Georgia State track and field

Senior won Bears' first individual state title this year

Hamilton Mill develops a strong crop of golfers

Club produced three high school region champions this year

Baseball camps planned at Peachtree Ridge

High school program will host two sessions in the coming weeks

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Getting to Know ... Jennifer Maloney

Mill Creek associate head softball coach Jennifer Maloney came to the school in 2007 and was part of the Hawks' state championship run a year later. Maloney, a biology teacher, has continued to help the program flourish, including a runner-up finish this year.. In this installment of "Getting to

Carlyle to take over Buford wrestling program

Archer assistant coach Rob Carlyle will be the new head wrestling coach at Buford.

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Parkview seniors hope to add to winning legacy with another title

Feature on Parkview baseball team's seniors leaving a strong legacy

Power wants to win something of significance

INDIANAPOLIS -- Will Power has 18 victories since moving to America, where he's one of the most decorated drivers in open-wheel racing.. But his resume has some glaring holes: He's never won an Indianapolis 500, and he's never won a championship.. "I'd just love to win something, just one

A recipe to make IndyCar relevant beyond the 500

INDIANAPOLIS -- James Hinchcliffe can't understand it.. In this sports-crazed nation, there are skilled athletes who willingly get behind the wheel of exotic-looking race cars and risk their lives at more than 200 mph, yet the interest level in what they're doing 364 days out of the year

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Another bad break for Parkview's Keppinger

Infielder on the DL with a broken toe

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MCCULLOUGH: Banking industry needs separation, not regulation

Four years since the economy was pulled back from the precipice, banks continue to operate like private gambling clubs.

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ROBINSON: Why Bain questions matter

WASHINGTON -- Who are the dastardly enemies of free enterprise who decided to make an issue of Mitt Romney's tenure at the private-equity firm Bain Capital? Er, those would be his fellow Republicans.

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EAA brings Ford Tri-Motor Aircraft to Lawrenceville

The Experimental Aircraft Association brought a restored 1929 Tri-Motor to Lawrenceville as part of its 2012 tour. (Video inside)

Molestation trial nears for former church staffer

Former Sunday school teacher to now face 19 counts in molestation trial scheduled next month.

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Dacula golf club honors local Navy veteran

Woody Hall Charity Golf Tournament at the Trophy Club of Apalachee Golf Club benefits disabled veterans while honoring Woody Hall of Auburn.

Offices closed but garbage service will occur on holiday

County offices close for holiday.

BOE approves 4 new principals

The Gwinnett County Board of Education held on a special called meeting on Friday to approve four new principal positions.

Wild Bill's hosts Autism fundraiser

All in For Autism hosts second fundraiser at Wild Bill's.

Road work suspended, safety urged during holiday weekend

Fifteen deaths throughout the state of Georgia during Memorial Day weekend 2011

Italian company chooses Gwinnett for North American HQ

Italian company Cavanna Packaging chooses Gwinnett as its North American headquarters.

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National Guard Veteran and ALS patient raises awareness

National Guard veteran and ALS patient, John Conley brings awareness to the disease during ALS Awareness Month in May.

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Lilburn meth house demolition rescheduled

Police say neighbors will have to wait a little longer for infamous meth house's demolition.

Small packets of detergent raising poison fears

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Poison Center is warning parents to be on guard after young children have eaten laundry detergent "pods.". Authorities say the small pods are packaged in bright colors, which has led some children to mistake them for candy.. Jessica Sutton of Mableton said that her

Highway fixed to keep trucks from getting stuck

STATHAM (AP) -- State officials say a railroad crossing on a Georgia highway, which has plagued truckers whose rigs became stuck there, has now been fixed.. Truckers on Georgia Highway 11 in the Statham area have repeatedly become stuck on the steep grade at the crossing.. The road was reopened

Falcons lineman partners with Atlanta Symphony

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Justin Blalock has rung a lot of bells in his career. Now he's partnering with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to make a different sort of music.. Blalock is serving as a spokesman for the orchestra's "When I Play Music" campaign for music education

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Aimee Copeland gains strength, sits up in chair

A young Snellville woman battling a flesh-eating disease sat up in a chair, surprising nurses and loved ones, her father said.

Metro Atlanta's jobless rate drops to 8.5 percent

ATLANTA (AP) -- State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says metro Atlanta's jobless rate declined to 8.5 percent in April, marking its lowest level since December 2008, when it was 7.7 percent.. Butler announced the new figures Thursday morning.. Officials say the rate decreased as the number of new jobs grew

Ga. Tech gets $5M grant aimed at Hispanic youth

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Tech has received a $5 million private grant to promote science, technology, engineering and math among Hispanic students.. The Goizueta Foundation is providing the grant for Georgia Tech to encourage Hispanic K-12 students to get involved in those fields.. Georgia Tech President G. P. "Bud"

Patsy Mitchell

Mrs. Patsy Allen Mitchell, age 72, of Oakwood passed away Monday, May 21, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

Brian Hall

Brian Hall, age 51, of Dacula, GA, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 25 years Patricia Benner Hall, sons, Ross Hall, Neil ...

Carol Cofer

Carol Butler Cofer, age 52 of Dacula, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held 2 PM Friday May 25, 2012 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of ...

Ruth Poole

Ruth Crowe Poole, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away on May 23, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

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Gelaine Smith

Mrs. Gelaine T. Smith, age 65, of Commerce, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012. She is survived by her husband of forty-seven ...

Theodore Thun

Mr. Theodore S. Thun, age 102, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. He was preceded in death in 2008 by his wife of seventy-four years ...

Philip Flohr

Philip B. Flohr, age 90, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away May 21, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC “A FAMILY COMPANY”, 770-963-2411.

Jimmie Cook

Mr. Jimmie L. Cook, age 67, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Shirley Jones Cook, Lawrenceville ...

Doris Wilder

Doris H. Wilder, age 82, of Snellville, GA passed away on May 22, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010.

Dwayne Robertson

Dwayne Robertson, age 50 of Lawrenceville, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Saturday, May 26, 2012 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Michael Pabian

Mr. Michael Anthony Pabian, age 64, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

Barbara Bertolo

Barbara A. Bertolo, age 76 of Duluth, died May 23, 2012. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday May 24, 2012 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel. Interment ...

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