News for Monday, May 7, 2012


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Plummer helps Mill Creek girls golfers to fifth at state

Duluth's Lim, Brookwood, Peachtree Ridge and Parkview also fare well in tourney

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GAC girls golfers win Class AA title

Individual champ Tardy helps freshman-heavy Spartans to team title

Oudin has gone through ups and downs since 2009 U.S. Open

Marietta native, who trained in Norcross, earns spot in main draw at the French Open

Celtics' Big Three still has something left for Hawks

Boston takes a 3-1 series lead into Tuesday's Game 5

Cubs, Samardzija defeat Braves

Heyward's homer the bright spot for Braves

State High School Baseball Playoff Schedule -- Second Round

Schedule for Gwinnett teams in the second round of the state baseball playoffs

Norcross bans smoking in city parks

NORCROSS -- By a vote of 3-1 on Monday, Norcross council members voted to ban the use of all tobacco products on city property, including city parks and park sidewalks.

Lawrenceville puts moratorium on new bail bonds businesses

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Because of a proliferation of new bail bond businesses opening recently in Lawrenceville, the City Council has placed a moratorium on starting new ones for nine months.. This action took place Monday night at the council's regular monthly meeting.. According to Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson, there have been

Sugar Hill asked to revise alcohol ordinance

SUGAR HILL -- Sugar Hill is considering revising its alcohol ordinance at the urging of a supermarket that has been in the city for about a year and a half.. Kroger's Atlanta division lobbied Gwinnett County's third-largest city at its monthly work session Monday night to allow wine tastings

G-Braves' Gartrell named IL batter of week

Gwinnett Braves outfielder Stefan Gartrell was named the International League batter of the week for April 30-May 6 in an announcement made by the league Monday.

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Ruby Tuesday closes due to 'underperforming'

The restaurant's Highway 78 location closed its doors on May 6.

Feds: Lilburn man attempted to smuggle guns to Africa

Olamide Ogunyale, 53, given eight months in prison for trying to smuggle guns to Nigeria

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Gov. Deal signs $19.3 billion state budget

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed a $19.3 billion budget that reflects Georgia's modest revenue gains in a recovering economy and his administration's priorities.

South Gwinnett grad critical after zip-lining accident

Aimee Copeland, 24, is a Master's student at the University of Georgia

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Suwanee's Level Creek celebrates being a state School of Excellence

Level Creek Elementary had a reception on Monday to celebrate being named a Georgia School of Excellence based on "greatest gains" in reading and math assessments over the last three years.

Supreme Court rules against Gwinnett DUI suspect

Georgia Supreme Court rules against Suwanee DUI suspect who wants breath test results suppressed from an upcoming trial.

Ga. 316 work to cause overnight lane closures

Lane closures scheduled for overnight Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, as crews get to work on Ga. 316 interchange project.

Stone Mountain gas leak resolved

Gas leak that shut down westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 78 is resolved.

Heirs of Pepsi formula developer sue company

NEW YORK (AP) The heirs of the man who helped develop the formula for Pepsi are suing the soda company over their right to share with the public documents detailing their father's invention.The daughter and son of Richard Ritchie say PepsiCo Inc. is interfering with their ability to market or

State recommends denial of Ga. charter school

ALPHARETTA (AP) -- Georgia's first charter school to win a Blue Ribbon award from the U.S. Department of Education for standardized test achievement could lose its battle to stay open.. Fulton Science Academy Middle School's application to become a state charter special school has been recommended for denial by Georgia's

Canadian athletes test their mettle on Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE (AP) -- The Olympics dreams for dozens of Canadian athletes are being decided in a north Georgia lake.. The Lake Lanier Olympic Center recently hosted canoe and kayaking Olympic trials for Canada ahead of the summer games in London.. About 75 Canadian paddlers competed on Lake Lanier on Friday

Twitter plays outsize role in 2012 campaign

@BarackObama is on Twitter. So is @MittRomney. And so are all the voters following the 2012 presidential contest, whether they know it or not.

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NY boy wants to stay on girls field hockey squad

A 13-year-old New York boy who played field hockey growing up in Ireland has been told that after two years as a member of the Southampton High School girls' team, he is now too skilled.

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Obama campaign emphasizes economy in newest ad

President Barack Obama's re-election team plans to spend $25 million on advertising this month.

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City breaks ground on Lawrenceville Lawn

City officials break ground on a new gathering path in downtown Lawrenceville.

Storms packing hail and high wind topple trees

Crews were cleaning up debris in parts of north Georgia after storms toppled trees, knocking down some power lines though no widespread outages were reported.