News for Monday, July 6, 2015



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Analysts see World Cup hero Carli Lloyd as marketing darling

Carli Lloyd has the personality and grit to become the next advertising sensation

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Back to obscurity for all but a few after Women's World Cup

With the Women's World Cup party over it was back to reality for many of the players who headed home on Monday to resume 9-to-5 jobs, school studies and raising families

FSU dismisses QB after video shows him punching woman in the face

Florida State kicked freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson off the team Monday night after prosecutors released surveillance video showing him hitting a woman in a bar

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G-Braves let one slip away, get swept by Charlotte

By nearly every measure, the Gwinnett Braves should have won their game with Charlotte on Monday night

Norcross City Council denies one-way street conversion

A proposal to turn Wingo Street in Norcross into a one-way road was denied by Norcross City Council members Monday night. The council also swore in two new police officers, approved buying land for a park, heard a proposal for mosquito control and gave a proclamation for Vietnamese-Americans.

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Duluth's Brian McCann snubbed when MLB All-Star reserves announced

Despite some campaigning by his manager and statistics to back it up, New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann didn't earn one of the American League reserve spots for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Monday

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Gwinnett officials urge road safety for drivers, bicyclists

Gwinnett County officials are offering tips on how drivers and bicyclists can safely share the county’s roadways.

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Daytona crash concerns drivers and fans

A multi-car wreck at the end of the race sent Austin Dillon’s car into a flip

One fan was sent to a local hospital in stable condition, then treated and released, while twelve other people were assessed after the accident.

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Serena Williams outduels Venus in sister act

Younger sister smashes older sister to advance to quarterfinals

A contest featuring siblings, who between them have hoisted the Rosewater Dish 10 times, should have been a blockbuster.

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Rory McIlroy ruptures ankle ligament while playing soccer

Golfer could miss British Open

Rory McIlroy posted a photograph on Instagram with his leg in a boot as he balanced on crutches.

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Grandfather accepts plea deal in accidental shooting case

A grandfather facing trial for felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault on Monday accepted a plea offer to voluntary manslaughter nearly two years after accidentally shooting his 23-month-old grandson.

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Gwinnett County Swim League teams aim to dethrone Thunderbolts at county meet

The Duluth Thunderbolts will attempt to repeat as champions at the Gwinnett County Swim League Championships, which are taking place this weekend at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center

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BUIs up at Lake Lanier over July 4 weekend

No deaths reports at popular lake though

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced BUIs were up at Lake Lanier over the July 4 weekend.

Braves add another international slot with trade of Aaron Kurcz

The Atlanta Braves and Oakland A’s completed a trade today, as Atlanta acquired International Bonus Pool Slot No. 113 in exchange for right-handed pitcher Aaron Kurcz

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North Gwinnett wide receiver K.J. Hancock commits to Miami University Redhawks

North Gwinnett’s roster now features two senior wide receivers who will play major college football

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Scary crash at finish line mars Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Coke Zero 400 win at Daytona

After waiting out a long rain delay before the start of the Coke Zero 400, Dale Earnhardt Jr. crossed the finish line just before a dramatic wreck to claim his second win of 2015 with a victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway early Monday morning

AAA gas price projection remains below $3 entering peak summer driving season

Many of the cheapest prices across Gwinnett Monday morning were in the $2.50s, an Exxon in Lawrenceville, a Kroger in Berkeley Lake and a Sam’s Club in Buford were all listed below $2.60.