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Skinns in second at Stadion Classic

Five Gwinnett residents are playing in the Stadion Classic at UGA this weekend.

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Delgado impresses but Braves fall to Phillies 4-0

Randall Delgado was good. The problem for the Braves was that Joe Blanton was great.

PREP ROUNDUP: Hebron boys soccer advances to second round

A look at Thursday's prep sports action.

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Former Dacula mayor will be missed

Dacula leader Larry Fleeman, 66, died Wednesday.

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DALY: Vines add beauty and versatility to the home landscape

Vines are an assett to any yard. When choosing plants for their gardens, many people frequently overlook the many attributes of vines. They are some of the most versatile and beautiful plants.

Dacula city leaders name new park

DACULA -- The new downtown city park in Dacula will be named Olde Mill Park at Historic Downtown Dacula, after a unanimous vote by council members Monday.. The official dedication ceremony will be held after the city's Memorial Day parade about noon on May 28.. Other suggested names for the

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'Prayer on the Square' uplifts faithful

Lawrenceville hosts hundreds for 'Prayer on the Square.'

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Brookwood's Kissel claims state title in mile

ALBANY -- In her words, the curse is broken.. After finishing runner-up the past two years in the state girls Class AAAAA 1,600-meter run, Caroline Kissel admits the trophy, or the lack of it, started to get in her head.. "It felt like a second-place curse,"

Falcons owner Blank leads volunteer initiative

ATLANTA -- Just two miles west of the Georgia Dome, the Atlanta Falcons are bringing hope to one of the city's most troubled ZIP codes.. Falcons owner Arthur Blank joined 180 volunteers from his family businesses on Thursday to improve conditions in a neighborhood -- "The 30314" -- that has

Earnhardt closing in on a win, maybe at Talladega

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It has been almost four years since Dale Earnhardt Jr. won a Sprint Cup Series race.. There have been flashes of hope in the humbling drought, and with each one, his rabid fan base holds it breath and prays for that elusive victory. Off to another solid

AAU track meet coming to Gwinnett

JackRabbit Track Club will host an AAU track meet at Mountain View.

North's Brown, Wesleyan's Causwell called on by USA Basketball

Gwinnett basketball players headed to under-18 national team camp

Mill Creek's Lee signs with Georgia State

Local golfer played previously at Oklahoma

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Rondo thankful to return for Celtics vs Hawks

WALTHAM, Mass. -- When Rajon Rondo first saw his teammates again after Game 2 of their playoff series against Atlanta, he shook their hands and thanked them for pulling out a victory in his absence.. "He was very happy, thanking guys as we were getting on the bus," Celtics

Gwinnett basketball players invited to U17 National Team Trials

Norcross' DeShields, Buford's Davis get invitations from USA Basketball

Capsules for Gwinnett teams in the state high school baseball playoffs

Local team-by-team capsules for the first round of the state high school baseball playoffs

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Buford pitcher Clay interested in outs over excitement

Tech-bound pitcher a fan of the strikeout.

Gwinnett teams square off as state baseball playoffs begin

Advance of Gwinnett's first-round matchups in the state baseball playoffs

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Elam kickstarted NFL career at Brookwood

Former NFL kicker Jason Elam, a Brookwood grad, will be inducted into the Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame.

ROBINSON: Afghanistan, for the long haul?

WASHINGTON -- Show of hands: Does anybody really understand the U.S. policy in Afghanistan? Can anyone figure out how we're supposed to stay the course and bring home the troops at the same time?. I'm at a loss, even after President Obama's surprise trip to the war zone. The president's

MCCULLOUGH: Airport coverage is fair

Airport coverage is fair, as is reporter. I'm at a point in my life where I'm trying to ignore the rants from certain critics. But much like Al Pacino in the "Godfather" sequel, every time I think I'm out, they pull me back in.. Most of the time I welcome

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Humble Hage won four wrestling state titles at Parkview

Four-time wrestling state champion Scott Hage from Parkview will be inducted into the Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame.

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Getting to Know ... Judson Hamby

Judson Hamby, 34, is the head girls soccer coach at Parkview. The Douglasville native played club soccer in his days at Berry College and is the new father of a 15-month-old boy named Jude.. In this installment of "Getting to Know..." staff writer Ben Beitzel talks with

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Students, parents show up for kindergarten registration

All over the county, parents took their children to register for kindergarten on Thursday. Many called it a bittersweet moment full of emotion.

Eastside performs first angioplasty procedure

Loganville woman, 72, first recipient of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedure at Snellville hospital

Gun-toting park patron files suit against police, security guard

Gun-toting park patron files suit against security guard and Gwinnett police officers.

Pioneer school planned

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center is inviting residents to "step back in time" to a one room school house at the Pioneer School at McDaniel Farm on Saturday.

Barefoot in the Park kicks off with gala

"Carnevale" starts Barefoot in the Park's weekend celebration of the arts.

Local deputies to tackle flag football league

Admission fees to benefit organization that assists families of public safety officers killed or injured in the line of duty

By Venue -- May 4

By venue -- May 4

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Norcross rape suspect detained while visiting jail

Suspect accused of vicious sexual assault at Norcross apartment

Ga. lawmakers approve charter school funding bill

CANTON, Ga. (AP) -- Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation approving a funding system for Georgia charter schools created by the state.. Voters are set to decide in November whether to change the Georgia Constitution so state officials can create charter schools over the objection of local districts. Lawmakers acted

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Wesleyan's Smith to be featured on ABC show Saturday

Tanner's Totes to be featured again on "Everyday Health," hosted by "Survivor" contestants Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca, along with boxer Laila Ali

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Gov. signs law slashing unemployment benefits

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a law that will reduce the number of weeks people would be able to collect unemployment benefits.

3 airline workers face drug charges involving jet

ATLANTA (AP) -- Three airport workers are accused of trying to bring heroin and methamphetamine into the U.S. on a commercial jet, authorities said Thursday.. The workers are charged with conspiring to smuggle more than $500,000 of drugs into the country on a Delta Air Lines flight from Mexico, U.S

Parents reminded not to leave kids in hot cars

ATLANTA (AP) -- As temperatures begin to climb, Georgia health officials are reminding parents not to leave their children alone inside hot cars.. The state Department of Public Health says three Georgia children were amount at least 33 children under the age of 4 nationwide who died last year from

Barrow school system eyes longer summer break

WINDER -- The Barrow County school system is considering adding an extra month to summer vacation next year as a way to cut costs.. The idea is being discussed because the school board has been grappling with falling local revenues and state budget cuts.. An $89 million budget tentatively approved

Jeremy Davis

Mr. Jeremy Davis, age 34, of Chicago, IL and formerly of Buford, GA, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E ...

Joshua Mooney

Joshua “J.C.” Mooney, age 85, of Talmo, GA and formerly of Buford, GA, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of ...

Jerry Hurdsmith

Jerry Cline HurdSmith, 71, of Norcross, GA, died May 1, 2012. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:30 a.m., Friday, May 4th, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day ...

Helen Martin

Helen M. Martin of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Randall Starrett

Randall Starrett, age 62, of Monroe, GA passed away May 1, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594.

Maxine Homer

Maxine Homer, age 95, of Bethlehem, GA passed away April 29, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594.

James Sullivan

James Edward Sullivan, age 73, of Snellville, GA passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012. He is survived by his devoted, loving wife of 55 years, Charlotte Sullivan; daughter and son ...

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Chipper’s HR in extras lifts Braves past Phillies in wild one

In one of the craziest games so far this season, Atlanta rallies back from huge holes twice to beat Philadelphia, 15-13, in 11 innings.

The Daily "Post" - May 3, 2012

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