News for Saturday, May 26, 2012


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Nash, Conway, Porter uncontested for new terms

Chairwoman Charlotte Nash wins her first full term, since no one qualified to run against her in 2012. A rundown of all of the upcoming contests.

Astronauts enter world's first commerical supply spaceship

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space station astronauts floated into the Dragon on Saturday, a day after its heralded arrival as the world's first commercial supply ship.. NASA astronaut Donald Pettit, the first one inside the docked capsule, said the Dragon looks like it carries about as much cargo as his

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Shock over arrest in '79 disappearance

NEW YORK -- When police dug up a Manhattan basement last month in a fruitless search for the remains of Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy who disappeared in 1979, Lucy Suarez saw the news on TV and wished that the family of the missing child would finally get

Paiml comes up big for G-Braves in 4-2 win

Forty-five days passed between RBIs for Greg Paiml. But good things come in bunches for the Gwinnett Braves shortstop, who wasn't even in the Braves organization until March 25, a week before the season started.

Mill Creek's Burger named an All-American

UGA golfer rewarded for excellent junior season

Georgia Force hit with tough loss to Kansas City

AFL team takes tough road loss Saturday night

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Providence, Charlton play waiting game in Class A title series

Advance on Providence Christian's Class A state baseball championship series at Charlton County

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Olson leads Panthers' charge to second straight title with sweep of Brookwood

Parkview matches back-to-back titles of 2001, 2002 squads with pair of victories Saturday

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HAMMOCK: Parkview baseball's win about cementing legacies

Brown, Olson and Panthers leave major imprint on school's already impressive baseball tradition

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Brother's death in Vietnam, family turmoil fill Lawrenceville man's memoir

Marine veteran Jedwin Smith of Lawrenceville shares stories about his brother Jeff Smith.

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DA: 12-year search for party boy turned drug kingpin is over

DA says drug kingpin's 12-year run from Gwinnett authorities has come to an end near Miami.

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Duluth honors Korean War vets at annual Memorial Service

The city and the Department of Defense thanked the veterans for their service 60 years ago.

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Events around Gwinnett to honor fallen soldiers

There are several events around the county for Memorial Day.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Tea party activist decides against campaign; chat scheduled on T-SPLOST

Dooley backs down from Senate race; transportation chat scheduled

Gwinnett County road closures, May 27 through June 2

Gwinnett County road closures, May 27 through June 2

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American Indian Festival continues through weekend

Tribes gather to celebrate and honor their heritage at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.

MINOR LEAGUE NOTES: Plagman heats up after ice-cold first month

Former Wesleyan, Tech standout on a roll for Class AA Erie

Collins Hill's Rajek, Mocs second at NCAAs

Florida Southern runner-up as Rajek finishes 25th overall

Grayson's Mills qualifies for NCAA Championships

Thrower smashes career best in the hammer throw

Parkview's Brown earns scholarship from Indiana

Former Panthers star proves herself as preferred walk-on

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Harper, Espinosa homers lift Nationals past Braves

Bryce Harper homered and Danny Espinosa added a three-run shot to help Washington strengthen its hold on first place in the NL East by beating the reeling Atlanta Braves 8-4 on Saturday.

GGC launches athletics website

Site will give fans up to date info on college's new athletic program

Top Gwinnett football prospects go to school

Elite football players from across the state are at Northview High School this weekend as they participate in Football University, a program put on by the U.S. Army All-American Game organizers.

GAC's Herbert earns biggest win of golfing career

Tusculum College golfer wins Southern Amateur

Weekly Suwanee police incidents

Weekly police incidents in Suwanee.

Briefs: Suwanee residents to hold meet and greet

Long-time Suwanee residents will have a get-together on Sunday afternoon.

What does Memorial day mean to you and how will you celebrate it?

Local residents share their weekend plans and what Memorial Day means to them.

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Fifth graders celebrate promotion to middle school

Roundup of fifth grade graduations around Suwanee.

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North girls soccer rides experience to successful season

For North Gwinnett's seniors, what a run it was.. When the North girls lost 6-1 to eventual state Class AAAAA soccer champion Milton in the quarterfinals, the loss did more than end a season, it ended an era.. For seniors Abby Grest, Ashlyn Hogg, Brooke Bortles, Jeffica Eberhart, Lauren Harriman

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North's Jackson ends career with state title

North Gwinnett's Malcolm Jackson won the state championship in the triple jump.

Suwanee police: Arrests down, speeding tickets up in April

Crime stats in Suwanee during April have been released.

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Lions' senior class will be remembered for school spirit

Peachtree Ridge's valedictorian and salutatorian, who will enroll at Stanford University and Brown University, said they will remember the school spirit displayed by their class.

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Tennis stringer, retailer expands business

John Youngblood stepped away from a career at Emory University to open a business where he distributes tennis strings and strung racquets.

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Brooks resigns from Suwanee City Council, Hilscher seeks open seat

Jace Brooks, the second-longest tenured city council member, resigned this week to qualify for the Gwinnett County Commissioner District 1 race.

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North's class of 2012 called most educated in GCPS history

Nearly 600 seniors graduate during ceremony at Coolray Field

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PARKER: Cory Booker's Bain

Tell the truth and beware the consequences.

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O'REILLY: Are teenagers really Americans?

As a former high school teacher, I know one of the great challenges in education is to get teenagers interested in their country.

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CEPEDA: Education's revolving door

CHICAGO -- When you live in a school district where 64 percent of the students come from low-income homes and budgets have been squeezed to death, every official school communication has the potential to ruin your day. So it went when I read a letter from my youngest son's school informing us we're getting a new principal next year.

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Ga. man gets 40 years for renting stolen homes

A metro Atlanta man is heading to prison after a jury convicted him of stealing abandoned homes and renting them to tenants.

Ga. pardons board granting more medical reprieves

ATLANTA (AP) -- Faced with rising prison costs, Georgia corrections officials are releasing a growing number of sick and elderly inmates to save millions of dollars in medical spending.. The use of medical reprieves has almost doubled since fiscal year 2008, according to state data obtained by The Associated Press

Ga. National Cemetery marks Memorial Day

CANTON (AP) -- Military servicemen killed in the line of duty will be honored during a ceremony at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.. The program begins 11 a.m. Saturday and will feature retired U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Certain as the keynote speaker.. The holiday first honored soldiers who perished

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Tropical storm warnings for Southeast coast

MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Southeast coast from north Florida to South Carolina as a cluster of thunderstorms was gathering strength Friday night and expected to become Tropical Storm Beryl over the Memorial Day weekend.. The National Weather Service said that the storm's maximum

The Daily "Post" - May 26, 2012 - Efficient transportation system

Check out The Daily "Post" for May 26, 2012.

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Bothwell Pass, Jr.

Mr. Bothwell Pass, Jr., age 88, died peacefully in his home, Thursday, May 24, 2012. He was a lifelong resident of Buford and graduated from Sugar Hill High School. He ...

Bill Parker

Bill Parker age 63, of Loganville, GA passed away May 24, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

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Jessie Attaway

Jessie Blandena Attaway, age 88, of Stone Mountain, GA died Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Dena was born in Elberton, GA on July 10, 1923 to Edwin Cleveland Clark and Callie ...

Hazel Sims

Mrs. Hazel Anne Fraser Sims of Johns Creek, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at H.M. Patterson ...

Everette Waggoner

Everette M. Waggoner age 81 of Snellville passed away May 24, 2012. He was preceded in death by his son, Butch and grandson, Jason. He served his country in the ...

Joey Foster

Mr. Joey Foster, age 37, of Gainesville passed away in a trucking accident on May 24, 2012. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30504 is in ...

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, GA ...

George Cooke

George Cooke, age 81, of Snellville, GA passed away on May 24, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010.

Lloyd Hudson

Lloyd D. Hudson, age 40 of Hoschton, GA died suddenly Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924.

Dennis Dravland

Dennis Dean Dravland, age 58, of Atlanta (Dekalb), Ga., died Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Eugene Castellano

Eugene Nicholas Castellano, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on May 25, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Cora Anderson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Cora Lee Anderson, age 94, of Maysville, Georgia, who passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson ...

Anna Symeon

Anna L. Symeon, 96, died May 16, 2012. She was born on March 24, 1916. Anna was a wonderful mother and grandmother and good human being and devoted Christian loved ...

Virginia Morrison

Mrs. Virginia Louise Morrison, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on May 25, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Ann Bowen

Ann Batchelor Bowen, age 83, of Monroe, GA passed away May 25, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC “A FAMILY COMPANY”, 770-963-2411.

NJ man charged in '79 murder of NY boy

NEW YORK -- Thirty-three years to the day after 6-year-old Etan Patz vanished without a trace while walking to catch a school bus, a man accused of strangling him and dumping his body with the trash was arraigned on a murder charge on Friday in a locked

Dragon arrives at space station in a first for private space flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The privately bankrolled Dragon capsule made a historic arrival at the International Space Station on Friday, triumphantly captured by astronauts wielding a giant robot arm. SpaceX is the first private company to accomplish such a feat: a commercial cargo delivery into the cosmos.