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The Daily "Post" - May 30, 2012 - Fernbank Science Center closing

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Samuel makes big impression in Falcons OTAs

Asante Samuel was impossible to ignore during the Atlanta Falcons' first full-squad practice this offseason Tuesday. Atlanta's new No. 22 showed he likes to talk, pose and make plays.

Mired in long skid, Braves shake things up

Right-hander Kris Medlen was shipped to Triple-A Gwinnett, but not for anything he's done. The Braves want him to stretch out his arm.

Flande gets first win since April 14 as Gwinnett rolls 4-0

For the second straight outing, Yohan Flande cruised through seven innings and for the second time this season, the lefty brought home a win.

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Uggla, Bourn go deep as Braves snap skid

Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer, Michael Bourn also went deep and the Atlanta Braves snapped their longest losing streak in more than two years, holding off the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 Tuesday night after an eight-game skid.

Class A title series delayed yet again

Class A state championship baseball series delayed yet again

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Berkmar's Jones rides tireless schedule, good grades to Duke

She said this as an afterthought; as a small realization, not a defining characteristic. But for Kerra Jones, the short sentence sums up her life.

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Kings, Devils set for Cup final

NEWARK, N.J. -- A little less than two years after battling for the services of high-scoring free agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk, the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings are going after a bigger prize -- the Stanley Cup.. To tell the truth, hardly anyone picked the Devils and

Peachtree Corners continues to lay groundwork

Peachtree Corners won't officially be a city until July 1, but that hasn't stopped the mayor and city council from laying the groundwork for the city once they go live.

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Cal Thomas: Egg on Face(book)

The old maxim "There's a sucker born every minute" can be amended in the Internet age. Today, there's a sucker born every second.

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Buford Farm Fresh offers homegrown customer service

Buford Farm Fresh Market owners say the business offers a valuable commodity you can't grow with soil and water: stellar customer service.

Dacula to host soccer camp

Event is planned for June 11-13 at the high school

Bobcats hope draft lottery answers a cry for help

After the worst season in NBA history, the Charlotte Bobcats could use a player such as Anthony Davis. Unfortunately for Michael Jordan's team, it's been a long time since lottery luck shined on the team needing it most.

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CLINE: Hi-Hope Center working toward more community connections

Center also has openings for direct support professionals to work weekend shifts.

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Obscenity charges again land rookie cop in jail

Obscenity charges mount for rookie Gwinnett police officer who resigned.

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School board member talks about road to recovery

Police and rescue officials tell Dan Seckinger that when the front tire blew out on his motorcycle he flew over the handlebars, hit a car windshield and landed 75 feet away.

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15 arrested in Suwanee party on Memorial Day

A neighbor's complaint about loud music at a Suwanee home led to 15 alcohol-related arrests at a party on Memorial Day, police said.

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Summer reading program kicks off

Gwinnett County Public Library is kicking off its annual summer reading program, an opportunity for young people to earn prizes through reading.

New rules planned for some Georgia landfills

ROME (AP) -- New rules proposed for some landfills in Georgia could put some of them out of business, and lead to more operating "under the radar," authorities said.. The changes involve so-called inert landfills, The Rome News-Tribune reported. Inert waste is essentially material that doesn't decompose

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Police: Boxer was driving too fast for conditions

Police say boxer Paul Williams was driving his modified sport motorcycle too fast for conditions when he crashed into an embankment.

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Slow, wet Beryl dumps rain on US Southeast coast

Residents along the Southeast coast were warned of possible flooding Tuesday from former Tropical Storm Beryl that left up to 10 inches of rain in northern Florida.

Hundreds sign petition to save science center

DECATUR (AP) -- Hundreds of people have signed an online petition in hopes of keeping the Fernbank Science Center from closing.. Parent Kate Teague says that she plans to attend a public hearing on Wednesday to voice her concerns.. Members of the DeKalb County school board are recommending that the

Olympic shooting team trials set for Fort Benning

COLUMBUS (AP) -- There are still seven spots open on the U.S. Olympic shooting team, and trials at Fort Benning could determine who fills them.. The shooting team trials are to begin Friday and run through June 12 at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit.. The event will feature competitors in

Man drowns in Lake Allatoona northwest of Atlanta

ACWORTH (AP) -- Authorities have identified a man who drowned at Lake Allatoona.. Cherokee County sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker said 34-year-old Rigoberto Lara Hernandez of Woodstock was pulled from the lake northwest of Atlanta on Sunday afternoon.. Cherokee County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Galt's Ferry Day Use

Blood drive to be held in Sharpsburg for Copeland

SHARPSBURG (AP) -- Friends of a woman battling a flesh-eating disease in an Augusta hospital are holding a blood drive for her.. The drive for 24-year-old Aimee Copeland will be Friday at Heritage Christian School in Sharpsburg. The drive is being organized by a family that rented

Supreme Court of GA chief justice to be sworn in

ATLANTA (AP) -- A new chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia is set to be sworn in.. George H. Carley will become the 29th chief justice of the state high court during an investiture ceremony Tuesday morning. Carley will be introduced by former Chief Justice Willis B. Hunt

I-85 jumper forewarned of suicide on Facebook, police say

A Norcross man who died Monday night on Interstate 85 had forewarned family and friends on Facebook that he planned to jump from a bridge into traffic.

Holiday weekend wrecks kill 15 people across Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities say traffic crashes in Georgia during the Memorial Day holiday weekend claimed the lives of more than a dozen motorists.. The Georgia State Patrol said in a statement Tuesday morning that wrecks during the 78-hour holiday period that began Friday evening claimed the lives of

Bobby Carroll

Bobby E. Carroll, age 47, of Doraville, GA, passed away May 28, 2012. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

Deborah Stanley

Deborah Harris Stanley, age 61, of Bethlehem, GA passed away May 25, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Sara Ragsdale

Sara Jane Ragsdale, age 76, of Loganville, GA passed away May 26, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

Jennifer Clark

Jennifer Paige Clark, 41 of Mobile, Al., formerly of Flowery Branch, Ga. passed away Saturday May 26, 2012. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30504 is ...

Ned Berryman

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ned Gladston Berryman, age 77, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467 ...

G-Braves stun IronPigs with six-run rally in ninth

Lance Zawadzki launched a three-run, walk-off home run over the wall in right field and capped an incredible ninth-inning comeback by the Gwinnett Braves on Monday.