News for Friday, May 4, 2012

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Late-inning rallies give Grayson-Peachtree Ridge split

A long, crazy night of baseball featured plenty of late fireworks in both ends of Friday's first-round Class AAAAA state playoff doubleheader between Grayson and Peachtree Ridge.

Shiloh forces Game 3 with Mill Creek

HOSCHTON -- Shiloh hasn't competed in the state baseball playoffs since 1999, but the lack of playoff experience for the Generals didn't show on Friday night.. Facing Region 7-AAAAA champion Mill Creek in the opening round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs, the Generals shook off a 5-2 loss

PREP ROUNDUP: Lanier swept in first round of playoffs

RINGGOLD -- Lanier's first trip to the state playoffs ended quickly on Friday. The Longhorns were swept by Rinngold 11-1 and 14-4 in five innings.. "They were a very good team," Lanier head coach Chad Longe said.. In Game 1, Lanier was held to just two hits. T.J. Richardson

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Brookwood, North Gwinnett battle to split in first round

SNELLVILLE -- Game 1 finished just like North Gwinnett's regular season, with a tough, one-run loss, its sixth straight setback.. The Bulldogs' late-season swoon, where they seemingly found ways to lose, came to an end in Game 2 Friday night of the Class AAAAA first-round baseball series

Wesleyan boys, girls ousted in first round of soccer playoffs

NORCROSS -- For Wesleyan, both the girls and boys soccer teams opened the first round of playoffs Friday night in Norcross. Both suffered the same fate.. The girls lost a tough 2-1 game to Galloway, while the boys were beaten by Walker 4-1.. The girls fell behind in the 57th

G-Braves game against Clippers rained out

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For the third time on their eight-game road trip in Ohio, the Gwinnett Braves have been rained out. Rain forced the postponement of Friday night's game between the Gwinnett Braves (18-9) and the Columbus Clippers (15-12). The game was originally scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. start

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Rondo helps Celtics beat Hawks in OT

BOSTON -- Rajon Rondo had a triple-double with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists to lead the Celtics to a 90-84 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night and give Boston a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series.. It was the seventh career playoff

Skinns drops to eighth at Stadion Classic

ATHENS -- Friday was Billy Horschel's turn. After watching playing partner Kent Jones shoot a course-record 63 in Thursday's opening round of the Stadion Classic at UGA, Horschel popped eight birdies on the board and posted his own 63 Friday to move into a share of the 36-hole

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NFL star Tim Tebow talks faith, perspective at Lawrenceville church

NFL quarterback Tim Tebow appeared before a sell-out crowd at 12Stone Church event Friday.

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD STATE PLACERS

Girls State Track and Field Championships. Hugh Mills Stadium, Albany. Friday's field eventsCLASS AAAAA. FIRST PLACEAlex Johnson, Mountain View, high jump 5-4*SECOND PLACEMalayshia George, Mill Creek, high jump 5-4*. Anna Machovec, Dacula, discus, 126-09THIRD PLACEDaijah Cooke, Berkmar, triple jump, 36-9. Madison Sears, Peachtree Ridge, discus, 122-10. Katherine Yost, Norcross

Parkview ousts Collins Hill with pair of 5-1 wins

LILBURN -- Parkview began its state title defense Friday with a pair of 5-1 wins over Collins Hill in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.. The Panthers scored two runs in the first inning of the first game, and three runs in the first of the second

Buford crushes Temple to sweep first-round series

BUFORD -- Buford rode the momentum of a 14-0 five-inning win in Game 1 right into a 16-0 three-inning rout in Game 2 as the Wolves completed the sweep of Temple in the first round of the Class AA state baseball playoffs Friday.. With the series win, Buford

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Former UGA star QB Greene humbled by honor

South Gwinnett grad as beloved as ever in his home county

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STATE TRACK NOTES: Wesleyan's Duley wins triple jump crown

ALBANY -- Before her final jump, Landyn Duley knew she had claimed her first track state championship.. The sophomore from Wesleyan's jump of 35 feet, 11 inches already stood at tops for Class A triple jump, but Duley came to Albany with a goal beyond a medal and a hat

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Bears' Johnson claims school's first state title in drama-filled event

ALBANY -- For about two hours, Alex Johnson and Malayshia George sat together under an umbrella in the Albany heat and watched their competition disappear.. But the pair got their jumps in all the same.. When Mountain View's Johnson and Mill Creek's George finally cleared their first bar at 5

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Gwinnett Relay participants party, join in cancer research study

Thousands of Relayers turn out for Gwinnett's arm of a national cancer prevention study. (Video inside)

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HUCKABY: T.K. Adams finally getting honor he deserves

I am a huge fan of Mr. T.K. Adams and his family.

LETTERS: Sometimes no means no

It's time to move on when it comes to the commercialization of Briscoe Field.

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YARBROUGH: Federal judge sees majesty in the law, not jokes

While May 1 is designated Law Day in the United States, Judge Lisa Godbey Wood, chief judge of the U.S. Southern District of Georgia, says we Americans should remember that every day is a day of law in this country.

LETTERS: Glad to be labeled as "far right"

When it comes to political labels, I'm quite comfortable with mine.

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Smith helps Providence out-slug Landmark

LILBURN -- New high school bat restrictions resulted in less scoring in general and fewer homers in particular this season. But you wouldn't have known it Friday at Providence Christian.. Stars hitters acted like they were swinging their old aluminum, although all they could get out of their Class A

Felt, Hillyer propel Hebron to playoff win

DACULA -- When Mason Felt gave up a solo home run on Friday, Hebron baseball coach Heath Kennedy turned to his dugout and said the game was over.. "It was a mistake pitch, but I knew he wouldn't let it happen again," Kennedy said.. Kennedy was right. Felts struck

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GWINNETT GRADS: Mecheso, Erassa having great track seasons

Ethiopian-born, former Gwinnett prep runners shining at Oklahoma State

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Church facility to train leaders in Duluth

Leaders break ground on 70,000-square-foot John C. Maxwell Leadership Center in Duluth, which will become the fourth location for 12Stone Church.

'Spontaneous blurt' prompts felony charges

Illegal dumping call turns to felony charges for College Park man, police say.

Local students' art featured

Members of the art community will have the opportunity to experience some of the work created by several Gwinnett County Public Schools students as professional artists.

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Grammy nominated performer plays in Lawrenceville

Gretchen Peters performs her album "Hello Cruel World" at the Bowman House Concert Series May 5.

Man shoots himself at Briscoe Field

Police believe man was intended to kill people who sold him failing gas station

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RICH: The useless opinions of others

By not listening to what everyone else thought, my friend found a love of a lifetime.

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MCLEOD: Why peers matter

Whether it's water skiiing or other pursuits, it never hurts to measure yourself against your peers.

State highway safety training deemed valuable

Traditionally, limited funding has acted as a barrier for sheriffs and their command staff across Georgia who know the value of specialized highway safety enforcement training.

Governments agree to funding for last bikeway segment

Gwinnett and Duluth governments to each pay $325,000 toward final extension of the Western Gwinnett Bikeway along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

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Gwinnett firefighters give burns the boot

Gwinnett fire department raised more than $50K for GeorgiaFirefighters Burn Foundation in 2011

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Freeze-Zimmerman Wedding

Freeze -- Zimmerman. Sheila Freeze and Mark Zimmerman were married April 6. Minister Joey Mullinax officiated the ceremony.. The bride is employed with Gwinnett County Public Schools.The groom is the son of Gene and Joyce Lambert and is employed with Forsyth County Soil Erosion Department.. After a honeymoon in Lake

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Haugh-Pethan Engagement

Haugh -- Pethan. Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Haugh of Weddington, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Madeleine Haugh of Weddington, to Christopher Pethan of Duluth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Pethan of Duluth.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John

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JENKINS: Four things liberal elites hate that regular Americans love

Including SUVs, cheap gas and babies.

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LARSON: Gwinnett Parks offers more than a walk in the park

Need help with your resume? Believe it or not, that's one of the many services your local park system offers.

GAB: Walk for the Women We Love May 19

Walk for the Women We Love, an initiative that aims to raise awareness for GYN cancers, is holding a 5K walk through Lawrenceville on May 19.

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Cook-Wiggins Engagement

Cook -- Wiggins. Clyde and Mary Ellen Cook of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Shanna Leigh Cook of Jefferson, to Robert "Bobby" Eugene Wiggins of Jefferson, son of Pete and Yvonne Hope of Braselton.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bill and Johanne Brown and Clyde and

Lilburn looking to fill special events committee

Committee would help with events like Relay Rally, Lilburn Idol, farmers market and Lilburn Daze

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Lawrenceville trolleys back through May

Riders learn about Lawrenceville's past while riding on a trolley.

Hot rod show scheduled

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance--Atlanta campus is holding a hot rod and classic car cruise on its campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12.

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GOODNEWS: Local National Merit Scholars announced

National Merit Scholarship winners were recently announced. Among the 2,500 across the country, five attend Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Annandale looks for $200K goal at Jazzy Thing

Annandale Village will host its 19th annual Jazzy Thing fundraiser at Wild Bill's.

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Flight brings complications, but injured soldier back in U.S.

Brookwood grad now in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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Adam Yauch, co-founder of the Beastie Boys, dead at 47

Adam Yauch, the gravelly voiced Beastie Boys rapper who co-founded the seminal hip-hop group, has died at age 47.

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Cops: Norcross man tied to $21K in commercial metal theft

Police charge a Norcross man with more than $21,000 worth of metal thefts since August.

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Mothers good example of giving

As Mother's Day approaches, your mom is the perfect example of helping others.

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Wesleyan's Azar honored to be in Hall of Fame

Coach has her girls basketball program on one of the best runs in state history

Margaret Palmer

Margaret Palmer, age 85, of Loganville, GA passed away May 3, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544. www.stewartfh.com

Geneva Perkins

Mrs. Geneva L. Perkins, age 85, of Winder, GA passed away May 2, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Mildred Rantz

Mrs. Mildred Rantz, age 90, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30504 is in charge of arrangements ...

Larry Fleeman

Larry Lathan Fleeman, age 66 of Dacula, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from complications of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Sunday, May 6, 2012 ...

Keith Chesterman

Keith Wayne Chesterman, age 51, of Snellville, GA passed away May 1, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Helen Martin

Mrs. Helen M. Martin, age 80, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-two years, Kenneth S ...

Maria Reyes-Yee

Maria Del Rosario-Yee, age 89, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away May 3, 2012. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

Iris Mcconnell

Iris Shreve McConnell, age 84, of Braselton, GA, passed away May 2, 2012. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

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Another finalist takes a bow on 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was an unfortunate night for Skylar Laine on "American Idol.". The 18-year-old country rocker from Brandon, Miss., who imbued Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son" and Dusty Springfield's "Say You Love Me" with her twangy sensibilities on Wednesday's show was revealed to have

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