News for Tuesday, April 2, 2013


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PREP ROUNDUP: South boys stun Central 1-0

Recap of Tuesday's prep action.

North baseball hosts Pink Out

North baseball hosts "Pink Out" for Relay for Life

GAC's Shipp ties for third at top AJGA event

Buford's Lee ties for 10th in same tourney at Chateau Elan

North's James headed to VSU

North LB C.J. James has signed with Valdosta State.

Collins Hill's Clark accepts U.S. Coast Guard appointment

Senior is a standout for East Cobb programs

Lions' Blue accepts Georgia Southern football slot

Senior battled through injuries the past two seasons

Senior hoops stars get together one last time

Some of county's best on the court get together one last time

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Longhorns trying to climb the ladder of success

Lanier trying to take the next step to success

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DeShields leads large Gwinnett group on GSWA All-State basketball team

DeShields leads large contingent on GSWA All-State basketball team

Venters to rest for a month and hope

ATLANTA -- Jonny Venters has avoided elbow surgery at least for the moment, but his extended absence from the Braves bullpen is sure to increase the role of fellow left-hander Luis Avilan.. Off his performance in the Braves' opening 7-5 victory over Philadelphia on Monday night, the native of

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G-Braves' Terdoslavich looks to rebound in Gwinnett

Prospect hoping for bounce-back year with Braves' AAA franchise

Problems, solutions at first BOC town hall of 2013

A light crowd comes to the first of a spring series of town hall meetings with the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners.

Peachtree Corners sees interest growing in alcohol tastings

PEACHTREE CORNERS -- The concept of beer growlers is not new, but for the city of Peachtree Corners it's something that is making its way into the community.. In last month's City Council meeting, the mayor and council approved a new business (Peachtree Growlers Co.) which specializes in the growlers

Winder annexes several properties

WINDER -- In consecutive motions and votes Tuesday night, Winder City Council members voted to annex and subsequently rezone several properties from Barrow County into the city limits.. In addition to five residential properties, the Chick-Fil-A at 850 Loganville Highway and the Shell station at 830 Loganville Highway

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Duluth artist earns national acclaim

Kathy Fincher won the Quintessence Award as the Best Painter in America by the Save the Arts Foundation.

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Doctors look for answers about Tripp's inflamed organs

Tripp Halstead remained in the hospital on Tuesday as he suffered from an inflamed pancreas, gall stones and elevated liver enzymes

Community packs Parkview for area meeting

Students, parents, teachers and administrators from Gwinnett County Public School's District 4 showed up Tuesday evening to learn about the school system.

LETTERS: No such thing as 'federal' money

The recent viewpoint by state AARP director of Georgia Greg Tanner ("How much is a fellow Georgian's life worth?" March 24, 10 A) was very indicative of liberals.

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THOMAS: Why do liberals fear success?

There are many successful liberals, so why do so many of them wish to subsidize failure for the poor, instead of showing them how to succeed? Take Dr. Ben Carson, as one example.

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CLINE: You've got to have faith

It's not always easy, but sometimes you have to trust the process and keep putting one foot down after another.

LETTERS: A different, and appreciated, perspective

Finally a perspective from someone who has a different commentary.

LETTERS: Bible verse and cross appreciated

I really appreciate the editorial cartoon on the editorial page Easter Sunday.

Seventh Day Adventist church to hold health challenge

The Duluth Seventh Day Adventist church will have an eight-week health challenge that starts this week.

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Confusion expected over property assessment notices

Commissioners warned that assessment notices will be inaccurate due to a state law issue.

Special Olympics event features Copeland as grand marshal

A Special Olympics track and field event for Gwinnett County Middle School students will feature Aimee Copeland and Buck Lanford as grand marshals.

Former commissioner: southern Gwinnett needs attention

Former Commissioner Curtis McGill tells current board members the southern Gwinnett area needs attention.

Charity hoops tournament is Friday

On Friday, Peachtree Ridge High School will host the inaugural Final Four Friday Wounded Warrior Amputees vs. Atlanta All Stars Celebrity Challenge, an event that aims to demonstrate support for brave military heroes.

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VIDEO: Conan sucks up to Atlanta sports fans (and Duluth High School)

Conan O'Brian performed a skit on Atlanta sports teams Monday during his show 'Conan' being filmed at the Tabernacle in Atlanta this week.

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Man arrested in Snellville roommate stabbing

A Snellville man wanted in connection with the alleged stabbing death of his roommate has turned himself in to authorities in Northwest Florida, where he awaits extradition to Gwinnett County.

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Norcross grad Moss signs with WNBA team

Standout had played overseas since finishing college career at Virginia Commonwealth

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Atlanta educators surrendering in cheating scandal

Former educators indicted in a cheating scandal that has rocked Atlanta's public school system began turning themselves in to authorities on Tuesday, ahead of a deadline to surrender voluntarily.

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Ga. town passes law requiring residents to own guns

A small Georgia town on Monday passed a law requiring the head of each household to own a gun as a way to keep crime down.

Stacy Ervin

WOODBINE Stacy Ervin Bro. Stacy R. Ervin, 46 of Woodbine, GA died on March 28, 2013. Stacy was born March 24, 1967 in Gwinnett County to the late Clinton Ervin ...

Johnny Fields

JEFFERSON Johnny Fields Mr. Johnny Franklin Fields, 59, of Jefferson, Ga., who passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Ruby Hall

COLLEGE PARK Ruby Hall Ruby F. Hall, age 80, of College Park, GA who passed away March 31, 2013. Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Peachtree ...

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Gertrude Davis

BUFORD Gertrude Davis Mrs. Gertrude Taylor Davis, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Ramey ...

Martha Wylie

LAWRENCEVILLE Martha Wylie Martha Mosley Wylie, age 67, of Lawrenceville, GA, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 30, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was ...

Maren "Marnie" Braswell

FLOWERY BRANCH Maren Marnie Braswell Maren Marnie Dupree , age 67, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on March 31, 2013. Flanigan Funeral Home Buford, GA 770-932-1133.

Bernice Wallace

STATHAM Bernice Wallace Bernice O. Wallace, age 81, of Statham passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013.

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Patricia Thompson

LAWRENCEVILLE Patricia Thompson Mrs. Patricia Gearin Thompson, age 62, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Frankie Sikes

STATHAM Frankie Sikes Frankie Sikes, age 73, of Statham, GA passed away March 30, 2013.

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UGA women fall short of first Final Four since 1999

After leading for most of the game, the Georgia Lady Bulldogs lose in overtime, 65-62, to California in the Elite 8, knocking the Lady Bulldogs out of the NCAA Tournament one win shy of their first Final Four since 1999.