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G-BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Bethancourt on disabled list with hand injury

Christian Bethancourt is on the Gwinnett disabled list, but at least the catcher didn’t suffer anything worse than a contusion when hit by a foul tip.

G-Braves' Texeira fined for glove tossing

Gwinnett pitcher Kanekoa Texeira was fined an undisclosed amount by the International League but not suspended after tossing his glove in the direction of the home plate umpire while leaving the field Tuesday night in Charlotte.

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GAC goalie Hodoval commits to Mercer University lacrosse

Greater Atlanta Christian goalie Brad Hodoval has made a commitment to the Mercer lacrosse program

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Pirates' walk-off spoils Wood's quality start

Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez capped a late-inning comeback with a sacrifice fly to left that scored the game-winning run in the ninth as Pittsburgh put a stop to its seven-game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Braves 3-2 at PNC Park on Wednesday.

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McIlroy not worried about growing rivalry with Woods

Rory McIlroy, the hottest golfer on the planet, is not thinking about taking the torch from Tiger Woods as the sport’s next dominant player, but the easy-going Northern Irishman says he has already sparred with Woods over a potential rivalry.

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SUPER SIX FOOTBALL: GAC senior Darius Slayton matures into complete player | VIDEO

A look at Super Six football selection Darius Slayton of Greater Atlanta Christian

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Gwinnett 'MVP' still turning heads with community policing program

Gwinnett police officer Humberto Garcia continues to turn heads with his Crime Free Multi-Housing program, whcih is geared toward reducing crime in apartment communities.

RAMPELL: Scandals hiding in plain sight

A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country. So many of them involve Republican presidential hopefuls that conspiracy theorists could argue they must be manufactured, or at least overhyped, by wily Democratic strategists. At least one Democratic governor has also been implicated, though.

CEPEDA: Misreading our demographics

“War” is too strong a word to use in regard to race relations. Despite continuing income inequality or how often the justice system seems to lack fairness when applied to nonwhites, few Americans would say that whites are waging a war on people of color.

SOWELL: Random thoughts on random topics

I don’t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television — and even punishment is being meted out by CNN’s showing the home and address of the policeman accused in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting.

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Ouch! Ice bucket challenges gone wrong | VIDEO

We've seen the ice bucket challenge, but what about when it goes wrong?

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Carter, Deal put different spin on unemployment numbers

During a visit to Gwinnett, Carter said state is falling behind. Deal campaign disputes claim, touts job creation and labor pool growth.

DALY: Many vegetables thrive in cooler weather

Even though the weather will be turning colder in the next few months, several vegetables grow well under such conditions. Consider planting some and reaping the harvest.

Snellville police accept Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

The Snellville Police Department has agreed to send officers to Stone Mountain Ice on Saturday and Sunday to take the challenge, which aims to raise money for the ALS Association.

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Lawrenceville woman accused of abusing autistic daughter due in court

Jade Marie Anne Jacobs, 35, is charged with child cruelty and false imprisonment. Her 15-year-old daughter weighed just 60 pounds when taken to an Atlanta hospital.

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Gwinnett Schools ACT results surpass state, national averages

Georgia’s average composite score on the most recent ACT results is 20.8, while the national average is 21.0. Georgia’s ACT rank has improved from 37th in 2011 to 30th this year.

Gwinnett School Board to have public meeting on IE2 contract

At Thursday’s Gwinnett School Board meeting, the IE2 contract is up for discussion at a public forum, while clarifications about the new gun law will be reiterated are among the items on the agenda.

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Cops: Norcross man sold $10K worth of meth to undercover deputies

Twenty-seven-year-old Norcross resident Domingo Vargas was arrested Tuesday and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine.

Berkeley Lake to regulate media productions in city

Mayor Lois Salter and a quorum of city council members met in a special called council meeting Wednesday, to consider for first reading a media production ordinance. The move allows for the ordinance to be put on second read and adopted during the regularly scheduled council meeting on Thursday.

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College Football Hall of Fame gives sneak peak to media | VIDEO | PHOTOS

Media gets sneak peak at the soon to open College Football Hall of Fame