News for Wednesday, May 9, 2012


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Hawks honor college-bound boys basketball players

Mill Creek seniors Evans, Bracey and Loudermilk sign with college programs

Bowen, Eagles break through in girls soccer playoffs

Collins Hill beats Lowndes 2-0 to reach AAAAA quarterfinals

Galloway knocks Hebron out of playoffs

Galloway knocked Hebron's girls soccer team out of the playoffs.

Lions reach milestones in girls lacrosse victory

Fortier scores 100th of season; Harper also stars as Peachtree Ridge cruises into second round

Hallberg, Hawks surge past Hillgrove for first playoff win

HOSCHTON -- It took a little while for the Mill Creek girls' offense to get rolling.. But once it did, Hillgrove was in a hole far too big to escape.. Mill Creek became the second Gwinnett County girls lacrosse team to win a playoff game -- but just by an

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Olson, Foster guide Parkview to playoff win

LILBURN -- If playoff caliber teams are built around starting pitching, then Parkview looks to be in pretty good shape.. Behind two stellar performances from starters Matt Olson and Jesse Foster, the Panthers continued to roll through the Class AAAAA state playoffs with a second-round sweep of Tift County

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Offensive outbursts key Mill Creek sweep of East Coweta

HOSCHTON -- Mill Creek didn't exactly power the ball all over Fathers Field during Thursday's second-round Class AAAAA state playoff doubleheader with East Coweta, with just two extra-base hits among 14 combined hits on the day.. But the No. 5 state-ranked Hawks made every one of those

Durango can't run G-Braves past Bison

Gwinnett loses third straight to Buffalo as offensive woes continue

Broncos, Sims shake off delay to beat Colquitt in Game 1

A long weather delay shook up the Brookwood baseball team's schedule Wednesday, but the Broncos got past the issues Wednesday night and defeated host Colquitt County 9-1 in Game 1 of their Class AAAAA first-round series.

PREP ROUNDUP: Burns, North girls oust East Coweta

Wednesday's high school sports recap

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CEPEDA: Educating people to be parents

CHICAGO -- If there's any societal group today responsible for the future well-being of our nation that isn't being held accountable enough, it's parents.

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PARKER: A little lesson on obesity

WASHINGTON -- Close your eyes and picture 110 million obese people waddling around America's sidewalks. Such is the scenario suggested by a new study projecting that 42 percent of American adults will be obese by 2030. That's 32 million more than today.

Stewart powers Stars to third round of playoffs

Christin Stewart hit a pair of home runs to help Providence advance in the state playoffs.

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HAMMOCK: Honoring the best of the best in Gwinnett

Top senior athletes to receive awards Thursday night

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Hebron rides arms of Hillyer, Felt to sweep

Hebron rides pitching combo to second round win over Darlington.

Gwinnett aims to keep track state title in county

Gwinnett County seeks to win its fourth straight Class AAAAA state title.

Maholm wins fourth straight as Cubs beat Braves

CHICAGO -- Paul Maholm outpitched Tim Hudson to win his fourth straight start, Bryan LaHair hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Wednesday.. Maholm (4-2) allowed three hits in seven innings and combined with James Russell and Rafael Dolis

Celtics look to close out Hawks in Game 6 of playoffs

BOSTON -- John Havlicek against the 76ers.. Larry Bird against the Pistons.. When Rajon Rondo intercepted a Hawks pass in the final seconds of Game 5, he had a chance to add to the list of memorable Celtics playoff steals.. Then he fumbled it away.. "I hate that the game

South's Fricke moves on in U.S. Open qualifying

Golfer advances to sectional qualifying

Buford's Falletta signs with Montevallo volleyball

Senior is a standout on the court and in the classroom

Police seek suspects in Lilburn jewelry store robbery

Suspects described as "physically fit" black males around 5-foot-10

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Norcross company reaches $17M settlement in duck boat crash

A $17 million settlement was reached Wednesday in the wrongful-death case of two Hungarian students killed two years ago.

Nine local schools rank tops in state

Out of 38 high schools ranked in the U.S. News and World Report's Best High Schools list released this week, seven of them are Gwinnett County Public Schools and one is a Buford City School.


Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.


This barbecue joint offers Memphis style sandwiches out of the local Shell Station.

Lawrenceville Ghost Tours return to haunt participants

Participants roam the city streets learning stories from the past.

MOVIE REVIEW: Johnny Depp stars as snarky vamp in 'Dark Shadows'

The new movie "Dark Shadows" marks the eighth collaboration between leading man Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton.

Mother's Day Events 2012

Check out the GDP's list of places to take your mom this Mother's Day.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Norman Mailer: The American'

Michael Clark spotlights "Norman Mailer: The American" on DVD.

FILM FANS: We want more of 'The Avengers'

Local residents reviewed "Marvel's The Avengers," the movie of the week.

ART BEAT: Northeast Atlanta Ballet finishes the season with 'Beauty and the Beast'

"Beauty and the Beast" will hit the stage of the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center on May 18 and 20.

Woofstock takes over Suwanee's Town Center Park

Star 94 hosts annual pet party for four-legged companions.

GAB: Gwinnett Braves donate to i.DEAL Inc.

The Gwinnett Braves have announced they will make a donation to i.DEAL Inc., an organization that aims to empower teenagers through educational programs.

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Gwinnett Tech dean remembered for sense of humor

The Lawrenceville resident will be remembered for his work, humor and love of his family.

Homeless group demands evicted man's release from jail

Homeless advocates demand release of mortgage fraud suspect from the Gwinnett County Jail.

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Briscoe shooter released from hospital, arrested in beating of wife

Suspect's wife found bleeding and covered with blankets after allegedly being attacked with a dumbbell

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Radloff to seek school board re-election as Democrat

Radloff, first elected to school board in 1972, has been chairwoman eight times

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'Fifty Shades' too steamy for Gwinnett library shelves

The Gwinnett County Public Library will not be carrying the steamy "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy, officials calling it "self-proclaimed erotica" and ill-fitting for the scope of its collection.

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Hairstyling pioneer Vidal Sassoon dies at 84 in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Vidal Sassoon used his hairstyling shears to free women from beehives and hot rollers and give them wash-and-wear cuts that made him an international name in hair care.. When he came on the scene in the 1950s, hair was high and heavy -- typically

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German shepherd rescue group calls Gwinnett home

DACULA -- The dirtied yellow cast -- earned through traumatic experience and, later, the lifesaving partnership that brought her to Gwinnett -- does not slow Lessie down. She spins and bounces around her run at the kennel situated on Judge Carla Brown's sprawling Dacula farm, front paws splayed high against

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Shafer's zero-based budgeting bill signed by governor

Local legislator glad to pass budgeting bill; Gwinnett elections director picked for election law review committee.

Molestation suspect camped in woods to elude cops

Child molestation suspect camped in woods around Snellville for several days to elude police, officials say.

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Obama voices his support for gay marriage

President Barack Obama says he now supports same-sex marriage, ending months of equivocation on a subject with powerful election-year consequences. (Video inside)

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Regents approve Adams' retirement package

The state Board of Regents has approved a more than $2 million salary package for the five years after University of Georgia President Michael Adams retires.

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Commissioner wants tax shift

A Gwinnett County elected official wants voters to decide whether to give the thumbs up for what he called the beginnings of a small-scale Fair Tax.

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Georgia farmers optimistic about crops

Despite a drier-than-normal spring, farmers in central Georgia say they're optimistic about their crops.

Ga. tax revenues up 11 percent over April 2011

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia collected 11 percent more in tax revenue in April than it did the same month a year ago.. Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that overall collections were up $152 million in April over last year, totaling $1.5 billion. Net revenues for the fiscal year, which ends

NAACP launches voter registration push in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) -- The NAACP aims to sign up thousands of student, elderly and minority voters this election season.. NAACP President Ben Jealous will join faith, labor and civic leaders at Clark Atlanta University on Wednesday to launch the organization's national voter registration push.. The National Association for the Advancement

Veteran's service dog shot in east Ga. burglary

AUGUSTA (AP) -- Authorities say a disabled veteran's service dog is recovering after being shot during a burglary in Augusta.. Police say someone entered the 36-year-old veteran's home on Monday night and shot Balto, a 3-year-old English Lab.. The victim told deputies she had been away

Grocery bagger intervenes in shoplifting case

COVINGTON (AP) -- Authorities are crediting a 17-year-old grocery bagger at a Georgia grocery store with wrestling a shoplifting suspect to the ground and holding him until police arrived.. The teen, Robert Bradford, is a member of the Covington Police Explorer program for youths interested in police work

DOT awards $73.7M for road improvements across Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation says it has awarded $73.7 million in contracts for road improvements across the state.. DOT officials said Tuesday the money is funding total 32 projects, including four major ones.. The agency is spending $16.8 million to build a new interchange on Interstate

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Anthony Rojo

Anthony Andre` Rojo, age 45, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, May 5, 2012, after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer ...

Ann Thompson

Mrs. Ann Rice Thompson, age 79, of Auburn, GA, passed away on May 7, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Mary Shrout

Mary Carter Shrout, age 83, of Duluth, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Berkmar United ...

Nell Waller

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Nell M. Waller, 91, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467 ...

Nancy Maughon

Nancy Saunders Maughon, age 90, of Winder, GA passed away May 8, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Bettye Lewis

Bettye Jo Lewis, 83, of Duluth, GA., died Friday, May 4, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Virgil "Buster" Lord

Alfred Virgil “Buster” Lord, age 80, of Hoschton, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, May 11, 2012 at ...

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Jan Lewis

Mrs. Jan Tipton Lewis, age 70, of Cumming, GA passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Virginia Tipton. She is ...

John Anderson

John Richard Anderson, 62, of Dawsonville, Ga. died May 8, 2012. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday May 10, 2012, in the Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel with ...

Laura Bates

Mrs. Laura Allison Bates, age 87, of Doraville Ga., passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

Terry Fernandez

Terry James Fernandez, age 31, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Campus Church in Norcross ...

Joe Moon

Joe Warren Cash “Sonny” Moon, age 77, of Snellville, GA passed away on May 8, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010.

Ira Rorrer

Ira Rorrer, age 60, of Gainesville, GA, passed away May 5, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

The Daily "Post" - May 9, 2012

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