News for Tuesday, May 8, 2012


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G-Braves leaves plenty of chances in second shutout

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Entering Tuesday's game against Buffalo, the Gwinnett Braves led all International League teams with 241 runners left on base.. And nothing changed in Game 2 in the series with the Bison.. Despite collecting seven hits and putting 10 runners on base, Gwinnett couldn't come up with a game

PREP ROUNDUP: Parkview boys slip by Tift on penalty kicks

Recap of Tuesday's high school sports events

Penske Racing clicking in NASCAR and IndyCar

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It was just a year ago that Penske Racing, or at least its NASCAR branch, appeared to be in total turmoil.. Kurt Busch used a meltdown over his team radio at Richmond to assail all the shortcomings he saw at Penske. It certainly got the attention of

Eagles on the mark in 4-1 win

Collins Hill scores 4-1 win over Luella

Hawks hold on for playoff win

SHARPSBURG -- Mill Creek showed some grit and determination on the road in the second round of the Class AAAAA boys soccer state playoffs as the Hawks held on for a 3-2 win over East Coweta at Garland Shoemake Stadium on Tuesday.. Mill Creek (15-4) moves on to the quarterfinals

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THOMAS: Finding one's roots a worthy pursuit

In an age when we change homes and jobs many times during our lifetimes and families are broken up because of divorce and other factors, finding one's roots is an important component to filling in ones family tree.

Winder sets curfew for juveniles

WINDER -- In the interest of safety and order, Winder officials on Tuesday approved a Juvenile Curfew Ordinance that sets a curfew for those age 16 and younger.. The ordinance also specifies penalties ad enforcement procedures.. City Administrator Donald Toms presented a first draft of the ordinance to city leaders

Three weeks in, Peachtree Corners making progress

PEACHTREE CORNERS -- When Mike Mason first began his role as Peachtree Corners' inaugural mayor, he was asked if he was scared or excited.. The answer then, he joked Tuesday, was yes.. But just three weeks or so after the first City Council meeting of Gwinnett's newest city, Mason is

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Brookwood boys cruise by Newnan in soccer playoffs

SNELLVILLE --By most Broncos' estimation, there were some goals left on the soccer field Tuesday night.. But enough of fourth-ranked Brookwood's shots found the net for a comfortable 4-1 win over Newnan in the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs. The hosts put 17 shots on goal --

Collins Hill boys win first lacrosse playoff game in OT thriller

Trailing Hillgrove for more than 36 minutes, Ryan Floress tied the game late to force overtime and Andrew Martinez provided the heroics in the extra period to give the Eagles a thrilling 5-4 victory Tuesday.

Local teams face less-familiar foes in second round

Advance of second-round series in the state baseball playoffs

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Lions open postseason with win over Newnan

SUWANEE -- Peachtree Ridge closed out its regular season with two straight losses, not exactly the streak the Area 4-AAAAA champs wanted to be riding going into the state playoffs.. But those losses were to top- 10 teams, and that competition paid dividends on Tuesday night as Peachtree Ridge

Six local football players nominated for U.S. Army All-American Bowl

This year's game will be played Jan. 5, 2013 and will be shown live on NBC

North's Van Wie signs with Reinhardt baseball

Infielder played previously at Andrew College

Grayson's Obi signs with Arizona Cardinals

Defensive lineman played college football at Colorado

Norcross' Moss gets awards from Spanish League

Guard's first season in Spain a major success

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Windom proves to be catalyst both on and off the field for Mill Creek

Feature on Mill Creek lacrosse player Tori Windom

Norcross residents react to smoking ban at city parks

Move sponsored by Councilman Ross Kaul, who cited dangers of second-hand smoke and city's responsibility to provide a safe and healthy environment

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CLINE: The name game

When Kevin and Rea Queen were looking for names for their children, they wanted something unique. From there, a family tradition linked to North Carolina was born.

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Lightning fire destroys house; pet dog rescued

Firefighters responded to a report of a lightning strike and fire at a Lawrenceville home on Tuesday, displacing one.

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Auto repair students honored

During a cermoney on Tuesday, two auto services students from Maxwell High School of Technology recently learned that they're getting big scholarships from the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair.

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Officials: Six Flags river training key to rescue season

Gwinnett Fire Department hosts river rescue training at Six Flags, a 13-year tradition.

GMC celebrates nurses week

Board of Commissioners recently presented Gwinnett Medical Center with proclamations celebrating Nurses Week and National Hospital Week

Charges in opium case hinge on GBI findings

Charges in alleged opium bust will hinge on GBI findings.

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Staff, commissioners talk future

Gwinnett County's Board of Commissioners heard from staff Tuesday who briefed the elected officials on economic conditions and discussions of infrastructure, public safety and planning and development initiatives.

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Cops: Lilburn meth house to be torn down

Three children killed during explosion at Spring Mill Drive home on Feb. 17 of last year

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South Gwinnett grad's survival chances grim

Master's student developed flesh-eating bacteria, had leg amputated

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Police: Boyfriend bludgeoned with tree branch

Norcross man charged with bludgeoning girlfriend's new beau with a tree branch.

Falcons release former Pro Bowl fullback Mughelli

The Atlanta Falcons have released former Pro Bowl fullback Ovie Mughelli in a move that clears salary cap space and creates an opening for fifth-round draft pick Bradie Ewing.

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'Where Wild Things Are' author Maurice Sendak dies

Maurice Sendak didn't think of himself as a children's author, but as an author who told the truth about childhood.

Gwinnett family says apartment invaded by opossums

Members of a Gwinnett family say opossums have taken over their living space, where the critters have been hanging from potted trees and swimming in the toilet.

Ga. school's Class of '74 plans graduation do-over

MARIETTA (AP) -- A Georgia high school's Class of 1974 is planning a "do-over" graduation ceremony nearly four decades after a torrential thunderstorm drowned out their pomp and circumstance.. The Wheeler High School Class of '74 is planning its re-graduation for June 2 in the auditorium of the

2 suspects face hearing in Georgia militia plot

GAINESVILLE (AP) -- Two Georgia men accused of plotting terror attacks against government officials are facing a court hearing.. The pretrial hearing is set for Tuesday in the case involving Ray Adams and Samuel Crump, who are charged with conspiring and attempting to make a biological toxin called ricin.. They

State panel to review Georgia's election code

ATLANTA (AP) -- Secretary of State Brian Kemp has announced the formation of a committee that will review the state's election code.. Georgia's election code was first enacted in 1964. The Secretary of State's Election Code Review Committee is charged with proposing clarifications and technical changes meant to promote sound

State to open Ga. 400 emergency lanes for traffic

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia transportation officials are expected to reveal their plans for traffic to flow on the emergency lanes of a busy metro Atlanta thoroughfare.. The plan to allow motorists to drive in the emergency lanes of Georgia 400 is aimed at easing traffic congestion.. Fox 5 Atlanta reports

Daniel Jacobs

Daniel Jacobs, Jr., age 71, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on May 5, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Jane Ebersole

Jane Ebersole, age 97 of Atlanta, died May 7, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Jeanne Olsen

Mrs. Jeanne A. Olsen, age 90 of Duluth passed away Saturday May 5, 2012. She is survived by her daughter Judith and son Richard, her brother Karl and grandchildren Jennifer ...

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown, age 31, of Winder, GA, passed away on May 5, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Michael Walker

Michael Lynn Walker, age 58, of Winder, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Tabitha Eason

Tabitha Yvonne Eason, age 44, of Grayson passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

Joyce Evans

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Joyce Evans, age 81, of Hoschton, Ga. who passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012, at her residence. Arrangements by Evans Funeral ...

Danette Guth

Danette Sue Guth, age 50, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away May 6, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Royce Swansey

Mr. Royce Swansey, age 70, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, W. D. and Blanche Swansey. He ...

Marjorie Wages

Marjorie Nell Leach Wages, age 85, of Auburn, GA passed away May 4, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

George Brooks

George Paul Brooks, age 76, of Doraville, GA, passed away May 6, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Vicky Mchugh

Vicky Kelly Mchugh, age 59, of Loganville, GA passed away May 3, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

Mary Nell Harris

Mary Nell Harris, age 72, of Winder, GA passed away May 6, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Dean Hoch

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dean E. Hoch, age 79, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Friday, May 4, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson ...

Jeff Wolfe

Jeff J. Wolfe, age 58, of Dacula, GA passed away May 4, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC “A FAMILY COMPANY”, 770-963-2411.

Wanda Williams

Wanda William, age 61, of Lilburn, GA, passed away on May 4, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

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Fred Wilborn

Mr. Fred Rymon Wilborn, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2012. He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Rymon Wilborn, Sr. He is ...

James White

James M. White, age 94, of Duluth, GA, passed away May 6, 2012. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

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Edith Neumann

Mrs. Edith Rose “Edie” Neumann, age 55, of Auburn, GA passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2012. She is survived by her husband of twenty-nine years, Robert ...

Gary Brewer

Mr. Gary Brewer, age 48 of Pendergrass, Georgia died May 4, 2012. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements.

Hebron ties for third in state girls golf

Gentry places fourth individually

Wesleyan takes third in state boys golf tourney

Hebron's Cox, Providence's Grant post solid finishes as individuals

DQ costs Mill Creek boys golfers the AAAAA state title

Norcross' fourth-place finish best among Gwinnett teams

G-Braves lose late lead, fall to Buffalo

Buffalo took advantage of three walks, issued by two different pitchers, to rally past the division-leading Gwinnett Braves in the eighth inning and claim a 4-3 victory Monday at Coolray Field.

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