News for Saturday, May 5, 2012


All Stories

O'REILLY: Decision 2012's 'issues' bore me

Decision 2012's 'issues'. bore me. In just about six months, the nation will vote for a president. But if things continue the way they're going, I don't know how I'll make it. The campaign blather is unbelievable.

Force overpower Pittsburgh 55-52

Georgia Force beats Pittsburgh 55-52

Tease photo

Jurrjens feels he's getting closer to old form

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Jair Jurrjens made one start at Coolray Field last season and three the previous year. But those were rehab outings with nothing to prove except that he had fully recovered from nagging injuries.. There is a lot more on the line now.. Just a season after pitching for

Simpson emerges with lead at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For someone playing so close to his house, Webb Simpson has been on edge all week.. The home crowd. Two rounds with Tiger Woods. His name atop the leaderboard at Quail Hollow alongside Rory McIlroy and so many others late Saturday afternoon. It has caused him to

Tease photo

MCNEIL: Airport committee deserved better treatment

I'm pround of the report our committee turned in, but disappointed by some of the reaction to it.

Tease photo

KING: Facts on illegal immigration for Georgia?s political campaign season

Undocumented passports should be an issue this year for those seeking election or re-election.

KATHLEEN PARKER: Seeing-eye nation

WASHINGTON -- News that Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng and his family might be allowed to leave China for a university fellowship in the U.S. brought relief not only to Chen, but also to dissidents around the world.. It also may have put a smidgeon of crow in the mouths of

Woodall speaks to rotary about freshmen class

U.S. Rep Rob Woodall spoke to the North Gwinnett/Buford rotary on Wednesday.

Tease photo

Bramblett, Bulldogs dominant on defense

There's a lacrosse goal in the backyard and there may or may not be a few dents in the wall of Tyler Bramblett's room at home.. That's how a kid who first picked up a stick three years ago ends up getting an offer to help start the lacrosse program

Tourney's first trip to SSA considered a success

Bob Gibbons tourney brings droves of teams, fans to Suwanee

Suwanee police incidents

Suwanee police briefs for this week.

Hull Middle attempts to break Guinness Book World Record

Hull Middle brought together 873 students, teachers and administrators to try and break the Guiness Book of World Record of largest string instrumental ensemble.

Suwanee's Town Center Park to host Star 94's Woofstock

Star 94 will have the seventh annual Woofstock party at Town Center on May 12.

Beer growler store coming to Suwanee

A Suwanee native and North Gwinnett High grad plans to open a beer growler store in Suwanee. The franchise's owners have other locations in Athens, Avondale Estates, and plan to open in Johns Creek, Alpharetta and Brookhaven.

Tease photo

Roberts Elementary students develop relationship with peers in Rwanda

A third grade class at Roberts Elementary has developed pen pals and a Skype relationship with students in Rwanda.

Annandale looks for $200K goal at Jazzy Thing

Annandale Village will have its 19th annual event Jazzy Thing at Wild Bill's to raise money for its fee assistance fund.

Tease photo

20/20 Vision: Suwanee drafts strategic plan, residents applaud

Residents weighed in on the first draft of the city's 20/20 vision plan, a strategic guide to the next decade for the city. More than 400 residents and leaders collaborated on the plan over the last year.

Suwanee Farmers Market opens to farmers' delight

The Suwanee Farmers Market opened this week much to the delight of farmers who have watched their crops come in about three weeks early.

Mill Creek survives scare from Shiloh

Mill Creek held off Shiloh to advance to the second round of the state baseball playoffs.


STATE PLACERS. Girls State Track and Field Championships. Hugh Mills Stadium, Albany. Saturday's finals. CLASS AAAAA. FIRST PLACE. Sonikqua Walters, Peachtree Ridge, 800, 2:13.56. SECOND PLACE. QuanDra Shanks, Brookwood, 800, 2:14.20. Aliyah Abrams, Grayson, 400, 54.08. Autumnn Burnette, Peachtree Ridge, 300 hurdles, 42.75. THIRD PLACE. Jasmine Abrams, Grayson, 200, 24.19

Quartet of juniors set tone in Rams' 9-2 win over Lions

Grayson takes Game 3 win over Peachtree Ridge

Tease photo

STATE TRACK NOTES: Abrams' sisters shine for Grayson

ALBANY -- Freshman Aliyah Abrams couldn't believe her second place drew any attention.. When approached after climbing down from the award stand she quickly pointed out where her older sister, Jasmine, was sitting.. But with a time of 54.09, one-hundredth of a second off her best in the 400

Tease photo

GAC rides legs of four runners to Class AA state title

ALBANY -- GAC began Saturday's final day with 0.25 of a point, well behind leader Westminster's 36 points and with the fewest point total of any team to score in Class AA.. That changed in a hurry.. The Spartans won state titles in the two of the first three races

Six-run sixth propels Providence to run-rule victory

Providence beat Landmark in the first round of the Class A state playoffs.

Tease photo

Brookwood powers past North 8-1

Brokwood defeated North Gwinnett in the first round of the Class AAAAA baseball playoffs.

Winder police seize 900 opium plants

Winder Police seized about 900 opium plants following a hit and run investigation.

Tease photo

Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame inducts class at Coolray Field

Greene, Elam, Bostick, Hage, Azar and Brandau Hawkins go in as the hall's third class

Tease photo

Snellville Days offers community pride, reunion

The 39th annual Snellville Days served as another community reunion as residents said it signaled the start of summer.

Doctors, hospital continue bumping heads over exclusivity agreement

SNELLVILLE -- Local cardiologists will be able to continue seeing patients at Eastside Medical Center after all, at least to some extent.. Eastside officially began offering advanced interventional cardiac procedures like angioplasty and stenting on Tuesday, through an exclusivity agreement reached with Atlanta's Piedmont Heart Institute. Initially, that was believed

Crews head back to work on Ga. 20 project

Fined each day the project is late, crews to restart paving process on Ga. 20 widening project.

Logano beats Busch at finish of Nationwide

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Joey Logano nipped Kyle Busch at the finish line Saturday to win the Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway to give Toyota its 200th win in NASCAR.. The race was marred by a late accident that sent Eric McClure to an Alabama hospital by helicopter, but NASCAR

Jeff Gordon wins pole at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Jeff Gordon understands winning a pole doesn't mean very much for the big picture.. But after opening this season with a serious slump, the four-time NASCAR champion is embracing all the small victories he can get.. Gordon grabbed the top starting spot for today's race at

Tease photo

I'll Have Another rallies to win Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- I'll Have Another ran down Bodemeister in the final furlong Saturday to win the Kentucky Derby, winding up in the winner's circle despite a rookie jockey, a more famous stable pony, and a price tag of just $11,000 as a yearling.. With Mario Gutierrez aboard, the chestnut

Tease photo

In eighth year, Duluth community embraces Barefoot festival

Barefoot in the Park has become an integral part of Duluth and the surrounding commuties as art lovers come out to see artwork from students and professionals, and watch various acts on stage.

Grand opening planned for Sports Authority

Sports Authority has announced the grand opening of its newest location: Buford.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Kirby seeks re-election; county holds strategy session

Tom Kirby launches re-election campaign just months after runoff; Gwinnett leaders to hold strategy session Tuesday.

Tease photo

Norcross' DeShields makes college commitment

Two-time Daily Post basketball player of the year, still a junior, is headed to the ACC

Tease photo

Hawks limp through playoff series

BOSTON -- The Atlanta Hawks seemed to have found the answer to their injury woes: a rejuvenated Tracy McGrady, who was putting together a playoff game reminiscent of his youth.. But then McGrady rolled his right ankle, crumpled to the ground and limped off the court. Although he returned in

SMITH: Stinchcomb still making UGA proud

Former All-American tackle still excelling off the gridiron

Records shattered at State Wars powerlifting competition

There were 16 records broken at the Southeastern State Wars powerlifting competition.

Hebron golfers earn all-region honors

Four Lions named to 8-A teams of the year

Former NFL players to run FCA Gwinnett Camp on May 24

UGA's Greene, Shockley, former Falcons Crumpler, Webster to coach at event

Registration open for Brian McCann Summer Classic

Youth teams can sign up for event through May 15

Grayson's Distasio to sign with Truett McConnell wrestling

Grayson wrestling Nick Distasio will sign with Truett McConnell.

Tease photo

A choice of her own

SNELLVILLE -- Golf was Taylor Allen's idea.. She wasn't drug to a driving range as a toddler or forced out to the course by a aggressive parent. Her parents aren't really golfers.. "To be honest I am not sure," Allen said how she got involved in golf. "I just

Ga. urging boaters to watch for turtles, manatees

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia wildlife officials are urging boaters to keep a lookout for sea turtles and manatees in the state's coastal waters. Being struck by boats is a leading killer of both animals, which are protected under state and federal laws.

Tease photo

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 ...

Tease photo

Timothy Crane

Mr. Timothy E. “Tim” Crane, age 44, of Atlanta, GA passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2012. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Joe Cain. He ...

Marcus Smith

Marcus Smith, age 48, of Winder, GA, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Tease photo

John Higgins

John W. Higgins age 72 , born March 16, 1940, of Lawrenceville, went to be with his Lord Thursday, May 3, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Monday, May ...

Karen Bullock

Karen Bullock, age 61, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on May 3, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Jerry Turner

Jerry Earl Turner, 71, of Norcross died Wednesday May 2, 2012. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Tease photo

Jeremy Davis

DaVIS, JEREMY Mr. Jeremy Davis, age 34, of Chicago, IL formerly of Buford, GA passed away Monday, April 30, 2012. He is the son of Tommy and Lynne Sears Davis ...

Mark Hopkins

Mark Anthony Hopkins, age 54, of Stone Mountain, Ga., died Thursday, May 3, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Margaret Parker

Mrs. Margaret Cochran Parker, age 80 of Buford, GA passed away Friday, May 04, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill W. Parker; daughters; Helen Parker, Linda ...

Pat Duran

Mr. Pat Chadwick Duran, age 74 , of Commerce, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

Hinske, Braves power past Rockies

Bullpen also strong as Atlanta picks up victory in 11 innings

The Daily "Post" - May 5, 2012

Check out The Daily "Post" for May 5, 2012.