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Two-way conversion begins

Work underway in Lawrenceville on Perry, Clayton streets


days of drivers being able to travel north and south on Visit Perry Street, some visitors for a photo gallery. and Lawrenceville residents, like Offutt, are waiting to Offut works on the Law- see how the streets will renceville Square and lives function as two-way routes. near it, so he uses Perry and But those, like Offutt, Clayton streets regularly and who talked to the Daily Post is familiar with traffic situon Tuesday were cautiously ation in the area. After two optimistic that the change MORE ONLINE


Lawrenceville resident Beau Offutt is waiting to pass judgment on the conversion of two downtown Cars travel north and south on Perry Street and the in- Lawrenceville streets from tersection with Luckie Street in downtown Lawrenceville one-way roads to two-way on Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans) streets.

would be an improvement. “Generally, everybody comes down (Crogan Street) and has to turn on Clayton Street instead of Perry, so now they’ll be able to cut through and get around better. It’ll be a more efficient way to travel,”

See TWO-WAY, Page 8A

Burglaries believed to be linked Police say same people behind multiple incidents BY ISABEL HUGHES

A group of burglars who made off with more than $75,000 during a 45-minute break-in spree last month have continued their actions in multiple counties and jurisdictions, Gwinnett police said Tuesday. On June 12, three men stole more than $75,000 in cash and property and caused almost $2,000 worth of damage at three businesses in Norcross and Atlanta, according to Cpl. Wilbert Rundles, a spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department. “The three suspects began their crime spree at 1:40 a.m. at a business in unincorporated Norcross,” Rundles said. “They hit another business at 1:53 a.m. that is just a few blocks away. Then they finished their crimes by hitting a business in unincorporated Atlanta at 2:23 a.m.” During the burglaries, the suspects used a yellow crowbar to either pry open doors or smash the glass to gain entry of the Five Star Food Mart in Norcross, the Cricket Wireless in Norcross and Mac Deals store on Buford Highway in Atlanta. See BURGLARIES, Page 7A

Supplying schools

Jessica Tice smiles as she receives free supplies during Tuesday’s Teacher Supply Giveaway hosted by Kroger at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. (Photos: Kyle Hess)

Infinite Energy Center hosts giveaway for teachers BY TREVOR MCNABOE trevor.mcnaboe

Three men who stole more than $76,000 in cash and property and caused almost $2,000 worth of damage, seen above, in early June are believed to be behind another burglary of $8,400 in items and cash in late June. (Special Photo)

Fifth-grade teacher Cyndi Bennett let out a whoop of joy as she walked down the line with a bag of supplies. A fifth-year educator at Sycamore Elementary School in Sugar Hill, she was one of thousands of elementary, middle and high school teachers who collected a blue bag full of school supplies Tuesday. The Teacher Supply Giveaway event, hosted by Kroger’s Atlanta Division, was created to help make the school year easier by giving more than $70,000 in products to Atlantaarea educators. Tuesday’s giveaway at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth was the first of four stops the grocery store

Jonathan Luciano, a teacher at New Life Academy of Excellence, smiles as he receives free supplies during Tuesday’s Teacher Supply Giveaway hosted by Kroger at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

MORE ONLINE Visit for a photo gallery.

chain is hosting this summer around the state.

“It’s really great to know that Kroger appreciates us enough as teachers to set this whole event up,” Bennett said. “It means a lot to us to have someone spend their day giving us stuff and show their appre-

ciation of what we do.” Felix Turner, corporate affairs manager for Kroger Atlanta, said the Teacher Supply Giveaway is an important way


Hundreds spotted at Chick-fil-A stores for Cow Appreciation Day BY ISABEL HUGHES


It’s not every day that Gwinnett and other metro Atlanta residents encounter a herd of cows during their breakfast, lunch or dinner. Yet on Tuesday, thousands of cows — or cow-clad humans, to be more precise — hoofed into Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country as part of the restaurant chain’s annual Cow Appre-

Visit for a photo gallery.

ciation Day, which draws nearly 2 million participants annually. “This is my favorite day of the year,” said Jess Coffia, who, along with her son, mother and cousin, stampeded into Lawrenceville’s Pike Street Chickfil-A for lunch. “Five years ago, I got married on Cow Day and I

was maybe a little more excited about Cow Day than my wedding. It’s an important day in our family.” Laughing, Christy Phucas, who was holding Lincoln Coffia, Jess’ 1 1/2-year-old son, interjected. “Last year was (Lincoln’s) first time, but he actually gets to eat this time,” she said. “We adore Cow Day.” See CHICK-FIL-A, Page 7A

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From left, Lincoln Coffia, Christy Phucas, Carole Coffia and Jess Coffia pose at Chickfil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day on Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Isabel Hughes)

2A • Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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The Uncle Jack’s Meat House location in Duluth is shown at sunset Monday. The restaurant’s owner, former Food Network star Willie Degel, confirmed that he is planning to open another Uncle Jack’s Meat House at the Town Center development in Peachtree Corners next year. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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A popular restaurant brand that is run by a former Food Network star and has a location in Duluth is coming to Peachtree Corners. Willie Degel confirmed to the Daily Post on Monday that he is close to finalizing a leasing deal to bring his Uncle Jack’s Meat House brand to the Town Center development that the city and Fuqua Development are working on. Some of the first stores and restaurants in the development are expected to open by the end of the year, but Degel expects to open his restaurant in 2019, possibly in the fall. “It’ll be another Meat

House, just tweaked a little bit for that area,” he said. Degel opened his first Uncle Jack’s Meat House location in Duluth two years ago with plans that it would serve as his base of operations for an expansion into the metro Atlanta market. He has opened another location in New York since then. The Peachtree Corners location would be at least the third location in the brand. “I’m trying to grow the brand down there (in Atlanta), so I’ve been looking at different areas,” Degel said. “I looked at Avalon (and) what they’re doing. I like what Fuqua is doing.” Degel said he has visited the Town Center site, which is across Peachtree Parkway from The Forum. What he likes about it is the differ-

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ent uses planned for the site, which is intended to complement The Forum with more restaurant, entertainment and community gathering options. “I love The Forum shops. They’re beautiful, but it’s 20 years old now,” Degel said. “I think what Fuqua is doing across the street is much more interactive. I love the big park they’re building in the back with the town and that it’s going to be a community attraction. I like that it’s got shops, it’s got (an adjoining) supermarket, it’s got a movie theater. “I like that it’s more interactive. It’s got the (open) drinking. You can walk around the whole development and be drinking.” Degel was also excited about the space that his restaurant will occupy at the development. “I have an indoor/outdoor location,” he said. “I’m going to have a big wraparound front patio with a bar. I’m going to have a takeout area for quick graband-go.” Although Degel said the Peachtree Corners location will be tweaked from the Duluth concept to fit the area, it remains to be seen what those tweaks will look like. There might be some slight changes to the menu or tweaks to the atmosphere. Degel does not expect to sort that out until the process of designing the restaurant is underway. “Then I’ll look at the customer base and trends and see what the element is,” he said. “There might be a couple more items, a couple more seafood items, a couple more items for women. Different things like that. I can’t tell until I’m over there, but it’ll be mostly exactly what the Meat House is. “The decor will be a little different, a different plan, a different layout, (but) most of the design and look will be what it is (in Duluth).”

REPORT OF TOWN OF BRASELTON COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT OF PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE The Town of Braselton Community Improvement District (“CID”) reports that at its meeting on July 18, 2018, beginning at 4:30 P.M. at 3740 Village Way, Braselton, Georgia, the Town of Braselton CID Board of Directors will vote upon a proposal to levy an ad valorem taxation rate of 5 mills, and will set its millage rate for the lawful purposes of the District for the current calendar year for CID properties located in Gwinnett County. Set forth below are the assessed taxable values of the Gwinnett County properties subject to CID taxes for the current year and the immediately preceding five years, the total dollar amount of CID ad valorem taxes proposed to be levied for the current year and levied in the immediately preceding five years, as well as the percentage and total dollar increases or decreases with respect to the immediately preceding calendar year. All property levied upon is real property used nonresidentially. The millage rate for each year has been 5 mills. Assessed Value

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GBI arrests teacher for alleged sexual assault A former assistant principal and teacher who worked as an educator in several different Georgia counties was arrested Friday by Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents and Homeland Security Investigations agents for alleged sexual assault, sexual battery and rape of his students. Ryan Rickard, 34, was charged with “multiple counts of sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary author-

ity, sexual battery and one count of rape” out of Walton, Oconee and MorRyan Rickard gan counties, a GBI news release said. “Rickard had previously been under federal investigation for attempting to access child pornography online,” the release said. “The GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit was requested by HSI to assist with the investigation because it had

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elements of federal crimes as well as state crimes. “The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia has been assisting with the investigation throughout its entirety as well.” A 2004 graduate of South Gwinnett High School, where he played quarterback for the football team, Rickard served as an assistant principal at Morgan County High School in Madison until he resigned earlier this year, the GBI said. Prior to his employment there, he was a teacher at North Oconee High School

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Grayson High School chorus had quite the experience on Saturday performing on stage with Foreigner at Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta. The group performed the hit “I Want To Know What Love Is” with the English-American rockers. “Make some noise for this beautiful choir on stage with us tonight. They are the Grayson High School Chorus from Loganville, Georgia,” lead singer Kelly Hansen shouted to the crowd. Chorus teacher Michelle Green said she always tells her students to aim high, follow their dreams and try for things that may seem unreachable because it could work out. This worked out. “The experience was unlike any other. Being a part of something this big was incredible,” Green said. “Watching my students perform with a famous band in front of thousands of people has been one of the happiest moments of my career so far. These kids are amazing people and they

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preciative of its longstanding partnership with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in the fight against child sexual exploitation, and we are committed to continuing this important work with our federal, state and local partners to find and prosecute abusers while rescuing the victims of these terrible crimes.” Agents have identified three students who were victims, though they believe that there may be more, the GBI said. “This type of cooperation and collaboration is invaluable in the effort to keep our children safe

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Waterways can house dangerous bacteria DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your recent column about “flesh-eating bacteria.” Is it in any way related to Mycobacterium marinum? My son is having multiple surgeries due to this, which was finally and correctly diagnosed after many weeks. It came on slowly over months, and has caused his hand to swell up greatly. He remembered that he did get a cut on his hand while fixing a home water line that was in soil. He was told that it is rare, but it occurs all over this country. There is a creek near us, and recently a local newspaper announced that there was a “life-threatening” bacteria discovered in that creek, which empties into a local waterway. His treatment was intravenous continuously for over a week, and now three strong antibiotics to be taken for at least a year. Meanwhile, he continues with some surgery. — N.F. ANSWER: Mycobacterium marinum is a bacteria species closely related to tuberculosis. It is not related to the type of “flesh-eating” bacteria you read about periodically in the newspaper; those are group A streptococcus, which grows very rapidly (people can go from appearing well to being dead in hours) and needs immediate identification and surgery to treat; M. marinum grows slowly. It is uniquely related to water exposure, especially from fish tanks (both fresh and saltwater). However, it has been reported after exposure to oysters and fish spines, and occasionally in swimming pools. Treatment for M. marinum usually includes two or more antibiotics taken for months. Your son’s infection is worse than I have heard of, requiring surgery and antibiotics lasting over a year. I looked up your local creek: It is contaminated by fecal bacteria (presumably from untreated sewage), not by M. marinum. I hope your son does well. DEAR DR. ROACH: I had prostate cancer, treated with freezing. I have not had an erection since, despite trying Viagra and injections. Nothing has worked in two years. My doctor said it might last six months to a year. Could there be something wrong with me medically, and what can be done to fix my problem? — W.K.E. ANSWER: Even when performed by the best doctors, there is a risk of permanent erectile dysfunction with any kind of prostate cancer treatment. This is true even with cryotherapy (freezing treatment) for prostate cancer; the risk of losing sexual function still is significant. Given a lack of effect with injections and oral medications, you should talk to your urologist about a vacuum device or a penile prosthesis.


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Carters............... (1072.0)....1075.16 Sinclair.................(339.8)......338.80 Chatuge..............(1927.0)....1925.20 Thurmond............(330.0)......328.41 Harding.................(521.0)......520.42 Tugalo....................(891.5)......888.25 Hartwell................(660.0)......660.37 Walter F. George.. (188.0)......189.65 Jackson................(530.0)......528.59 West Point............(635.0)......653.42

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TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1798, the U.S. Marine Corps was re-established, having been disbanded since April 1783. In 1804, former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr. In 1960, Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published. In 1987, the United Nations estimated that the world’s population had reached 5 billion. TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), sixth U.S. president; E.B. White (1899-1985), author; Yul Brynner (1920-1985), actor; David Kelly (1929-2012), actor; Giorgio Armani (1934- ), fashion designer; Leon Spinks (1953- ), boxer; Sela Ward (1956- ), actress; Suzanne Vega (1959- ), singer-songwriter;

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Dear Amy: I’ve been with my partner for four years. We lived together for two years until his job took him six hours away. We have been maintaining our relationship, long distance. Our plan has always been for him to move this summer in order to be with me in my career following school. Marriage has been a topic of conversation for several years. In his “ideal world, we would already be married.” He was on board with our plan to reunite until two weeks before my first day at work. Now, he is hesitant, and possibly not going to move with me for several reasons: his son lives nearby him, and also every time he moves in his career, he has to start over at the bottom. We talked openly about my job locations and how far away from his son he was willing to live. We decided on an eight-hour distance. My new job is just under eight hours, but now he feels it is too far away. Amy, he promised and convinced me that he would move when the time came. Although I understand his situation, I feel betrayed. Two years of long distance has been extremely difficult, and we always looked at this move as the light at the end of the tunnel. My job is very special-

ship with his parent, that has proven to be a huge burden and stress for you (an adult)? You can choose to feel betrayed, or you can grow up and realize that life is full of imponderables, loss, change and the compromises that partners occasionally Amy Dickinson have to make in order to be together. Let your guy ized and would be difstate his needs, honestly ficult to maintain in his and openly. And then you location. have a choice to make. I want to continue Base it on your own primoving forward in our orities and goals. relationship, but I’m Dear Amy: Recently scared there may be no my wife went on a girls’ future now. vacation to Las Vegas. — Scared I was supposed to go to Dear Scared: Las Vegas five years ago Nothing interferes with with my guy friends, but our “ideal worlds” quite that never happened. like children do. Because, She was having a once you take on the role good time and obviously of a parent, your child wanted to call me to becomes an integral part talk about it, but every of your ideal world. time she called, I got Your best-laid plans angry and shut her down are falling apart, in part because I was upset that I because this father does wasn’t on this trip. not want to live eight I am very confused hours away from his about the right way to child. When you first dis- handle this situation. cussed this, it might have Should I be supportive seemed doable for him, and happy for her, even but two years of living so though this is something far away from you might I wanted but couldn’t have opened his eyes to have? the extreme challenges — Upset Husband of maintaining a longDear Upset: Well, distance relationship with they say that what haphis child. pens in Vegas, stays in Do you think it’s ideal Vegas, and by being a for a child to have his jerk during your wife’s father live so far away? happy phone calls, you Are you comfortable are basically ensuring having a child engaged in that the slogan has legs. a long-distance relationI would think that — at

least on one level — you would be happy that your wife wanted to share what she was doing in Sin City. In families, jealousy over one another’s cool experiences is natural, but a smart partner anchors to the more generous response. Think about how differently you would both feel now if you had responded, “Wow, honey! I’m holding in my own jealousy because I’m happy you’re having a blast. I love you, and I want you to have a good time.” Dear Amy: “Say no More?” was asked by a friend to harbor an undocumented teen “on the run from ICE.” I bet you’ll receive tons of negative responses for your advice. This kid is in this country illegally. No one should ask anyone else to break the law. — Disgusted Dear Disgusted: As I said in my answer, “These are challenging times.” I do believe there are instances when morality or personal ethics should override laws. And yes, scores of people disagree with me. You can contact Amy Dickinson via email: askamy@amydickinson. com. Readers may send postal mail to Ask Amy, P.O. Box 194, Freeville, NY 13068. You can also follow her on Twitter @ askingamy or “like” her on Facebook.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 • 5A

world&nation World About 20 people reported injured in South African plane crash

All boys, coach freed from cave By Euan McKirdy, Kocha Olarn and Steve George CNN

A charter jet crashed in the South African capital of Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon, leaving about 20 people injured, an emergency medical service company in the area said. The crash happened in Pretoria’s Wonderboom area, the ER24 emergency response provider said. “Initial reports show that approximately 20 people had sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical,” the company said in an online statement. Images of the crash, posted to social media by ER24 and others late Tuesday afternoon, showed emergency responders gathered near the plane’s wreckage in a field.

The last remaining member of the Wild Boars soccer team and its coach have been pulled out of a flooded cave in Thailand, bringing an end to a near three-week ordeal that prompted an international rescue effort that captivated audiences around the world. The 12th boy and his coach were the last of the team to be rescued Tuesday, after a complicated three-day operation to extricate the team members, who became trapped June 23 when rising flood water cut them off deep inside the cave. In the last 18 days, what began as a local search for the missing 13 turned into U.S. Embassy in a complex rescue operation, involving hundreds of Haiti requests experts who flew in from extra security around the world to help. The parents of the boys amid riots have maintained a constant The U.S. embassy in vigil outside the cave since Haiti has requested addition- they went missing, praying al U.S. Marines and State for their safe return. Department security personAll of the boys and nel to bolster security amid their coach have now been the riots that are taking place transported to a nearby there, two U.S. officials tell hospital, where eight of CNN. their teammates are recuThe approved request perating after being resincludes a Marine Security cued Sunday and Monday. Guard Augmentation Unit, The last of the group to consisting of approximately emerge from the cave on 13 Marines, as well as other Tuesday were four Navy security personnel who would reinforce members of the U.S. Marines Corps and State Department security personnel already in place. The Marine Security Aug- Trump’s court mentation Unit is currently pick meets with inbound to Haiti, according key senators to one U.S. military official. The U.S. Embassy in The day after he was Haiti has instructed all staff nominated to become a to shelter in place. It warned Supreme Court justice, Brett citizens Saturday to stay Kavanaugh visited Capitol inside amid continued dem- Hill, where his possible onstrations in the capital of future on the high court will Port-au-Prince and a north- be determined. ern city following a sharp Kavanaugh and Vice hike in fuel prices ordered President Mike Pence met by the government. Tuesday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Queen Elizabeth The meeting came at almost the same time that Sencelebrates ate Democrats held a rally against Kavanaugh in front 100 years of of the Supreme Court, an Royal Air Force event led by Senate MinorQueen Elizabeth attended ity Leader Chuck Schumer an event celebrating 100 and the Democrats on the years of Britain’s Royal Senate Judiciary Committee, Air Force on Tuesday that which will hold Kavanaugh’s included a huge flyby of confirmation hearing in the around 100 aircraft. coming weeks. Her appearance came Kavanaugh also met with one day after the monarch, the committee’s chairman, 92, and her husband, Prince Republican Sen. Chuck Philip, 97, missed the chris- Grassley of Iowa later tening of their sixth greatTuesday for what Grassley grandchild, Prince Louis. described as a “pleasant Both have been scaling conversation.” back their public and private “We’re going to have a engagements in recent years. thorough process. Hopefully The U.K.’s Press Associa- it’s efficient, we get it done tion said the decision to miss quickly,” he said, adding the christening was underlater, “In the end, I think his stood not to have been made record will speak for itself.” for health reasons and was mutually agreed to by the Ranchers whose queen and Louis’ parents, case sparked the duke and duchess of Cambridge, some time ago. takeover of Ore. The Queen attended the refuge pardoned event in central London on President Donald Trump Tuesday with her son and heir to the throne, the prince pardoned two men on Tuesday who were involved in a of Wales and his wife the duchess of Cornwall, Prince dispute with federal authorities over federal land usage William and Catherine and that sparked the takeover of a Prince Harry and his wife wildlife refuge in Oregon. Meghan. Prince Philip did Dwight Hammond Jr. not attend. — From wire reports and his son Steven Ham-

People Witherspoon-led network signs with DirecTV

Hello Sunshine is saying hello to a new deal that will give the Reese Witherspoon-led media company a new platform for its female-driven content. AT&T and the emerging production company on Tuesday announced the launch of Hello Sunshine Video On Demand, a new channel that will spotlight female creators and their stories. The channel will also act as the launching All members of the Thai youth soccer team trapped in a cave were rescued after a third pad for two new unscripted extrication mission Tuesday. (CNN) series that will debut on SEALs, including a docon Sunday and Monday the room if tests show the DirecTV. In June, AT&T purtor who stayed with the are being treated in an boys are free of infection. chased CNN’s parent comteam for a week after its isolation ward in a Chiang Authorities will likely pany, Time Warner, now discovery. Rai hospital. Medical offi- look for signs of Histocalled WarnerMedia. “We are not sure if this cials told reporters Tuesplasmosis, also known as The first of the series is a miracle, a science, day that they’re healthy, “cave disease,” an infecwill be helmed by Withor what. All the thirteen fever-free, mentally fit tion caused by breathing Wild Boars are now out of and “seem to be in high in spores of a fungus often erspoon herself. Called the cave,” the Thai Navy spirits.” found in bird and bat drop- “Shine On with Reese,” the show will highlight what SEALs said in a Facebook Some of the boys have pings. “inspires, motivates and post confirming the entire even asked for bread with They are all likely to soccer team had been chocolate spread — which stay in hospital for up to a gives joy” to female trailblazers as they share “their rescued. they were given, said Jed- week, due to their weakperspectives on ambition, Nineteen divers ensada Chokedamrongsook, ened immune systems. work, family and hopes for tered the cave at 10 a.m. the permanent secretary of Divers involved in the the future,” according to a local time Tuesday (11 the Thai Health Ministry, rescue described treachrelease. p.m. Monday ET), many though they’ll mostly be erous conditions, with Episodes will feature on their third mission in eating a food similar to fast-moving shallow water not only celebrities such three days, with the aim of milk and rich in proteins passing through very naras Dolly Parton, Ava bringing everyone inside and nutrients. row passages. the cave out. Families of the first four So treacherous were the DuVernay and Pink, but entrepreneurs, activists and Tuesday’s rescue took have been able to see their conditions that one Thai authors. It premieres July nine hours in total, from children through a glass Navy SEAL died dur17. the time the divers entered window, Chokedamronging operations last week, the cave to bringing out sook said. They were also a blow to rescuers who the boys and their coach. able to talk on the phone. faced a race against time Drake breaks All eight boys rescued They’ll be allowed to enter to free the soccer team.


Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh speaks while his wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, left, and President Donald Trump listen after the announcement of his nomination in the East Room of the White House on Monday in Washington. (CNN)

mond were granted executive grants of clemency by Trump, according to a White House statement. The fatherson duo are cattle ranchers and were convicted in 2012 of committing arson on federal lands in Oregon. “Justice is overdue for Dwight and Steven Hammond, both of whom are entirely deserving of these Grants of Executive Clemency,” the statement read. The Trump White House took aim at the Obama administration as well, adding that it filed an “overzealous appeal” that led to the two men’s five-year prison sentence: “This was unjust.” Dwight Hammond has served approximately three years in prison, and his son Steven has served four years, according to the White House.

Jim Jordan gets support from Steve Scalise House Majority Whip Steve Scalise on Tuesday came out in support of Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, the first member of the House leadership team to do

so since the congressman has been rocked by accusations that he turned a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse while an assistant coach at Ohio State University. “I have always known Jim Jordan to be honest, and I’m confident he would stand up for his athletes, just like he’s always stood up for what’s right,” Scalise said in a statement to CNN, “I’m glad that Jim is committed to working with the investigators to see that the full truth comes out and justice is served.” Scalise’s statement marks the first statement from a member of the Republican leadership team in support of Jordan.

Politico: Tim Ryan leaning toward challenging Pelosi Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan is considering challenging House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for the top spot in the party as a potential leadership shakeup in the House Democratic caucus looms. Though he wouldn’t commit to challenging Pelosi, Ryan is “strongly leaning” in

that direction, according to a Monday report by Politico. In the weeks since New York Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley lost his seat to Democratic-Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a stunning upset, questions have emerged surrounding the direction of the party and its leadership, Ryan said. “The Crowley race changed a lot for a lot of us,” Ryan said in an interview with Politico. “There was a lot of assumption that he was going to be moving forward in leadership, and so losing that election put everybody in a state of mind to re-evaluate what was happening.”

Baby survives 9 hours buried; man is charged A 5-month-old boy was left partially buried in the mountains of Montana for at least nine hours before being discovered by a Missoula County sheriff’s deputy. The deputy heard the “faint cry of a baby” during the search and followed the sound, only to find the boy alive early Sunday, facedown, buried under a pile of sticks and debris, a statement from the sheriff’s office said. The infant was clothed only in a wet and soiled onesie, the statement said. The sheriff’s office estimated that authorities spent more than six hours searching for the boy late Saturday and early Sunday. The child has minor scrapes and bruises, according to CNN affiliate KPAX, but remains in good condition. The baby was placed in the custody of the Montana Child and Family Services Division. — From wire reports

Beatles’ historic singles record

“Yesterday,” a longstanding record from The Beatles, felt the sting of “Scorpion.” Drake’s “Scorpion” album set a record by posting seven simultaneous singles on Billboard’s Top 10. That toppled The Beatles record of five singles set in 1964. Billboard notes the band remains “the only act to monopolize the Hot 100’s entire top five in a week.” Drake’s rankings are as follows: “Nice for What” at No. 1; “Nonstop” at No. 2; “God’s Plan” at No. 4; “In My Feelings” at No. 6; “I’m Upset” at No. 7; “Emotionless” at No. 8; and “Don’t Matter to Me,” featuring Michael Jackson, at No. 9. The rapper also broke his own record of most singles charting in the Hot 100 with 27 — including all 25 tracks from “Scorpion.”

George Clooney involved in scooter accident on Italian island

George Clooney has been released from an Italian hospital after being involved in a motor accident Tuesday. The 57-year-old actor was thrown over the top of his scooter after being hit by a Mercedes in Olbia on the island of Sardinia. Clooney told a friend it’s “good to be alive” after the road accident. He told his friend, CNN contributor John Avlon, that he was going 65 mph when the other driver cut in front of him, hitting him head-on. The film star smashed the windshield with his head and flew 30 feet from the car, Avlon said Clooney relayed to him. — From wire reports

Fossils suggest dinosaurs evolved earlier than thought By David Williams CNN

Recently unearthed fossils in Argentina suggest that giant dinosaurs roamed Earth some 30 million years earlier than scientists had previously thought. The plant-eating dinosaur was a type of sauropodomorph that lived in the Late Triassic period

Must read and weighed about 10 tons, according to a study published in the journal “Nature Ecology & Evolution.” Researchers named it “Ingentia prima,” from the Latin words “huge” and “first.” “Before this discovery, gi-

gantism was considered to have emerged during the Jurassic period, approximately 180 million years ago, but Ingentia prima lived at the end of the Triassic, between 210 and 205 million years ago,” the study’s lead author Dr. Cecilia Apaldetti said in a news release. Early Triassic sauropodomorphs were small and ran on two legs.

Ingentia prima was about three times bigger and traveled on all fours. The dinosaur had a bird-like respiratory system and air sacs in its bones that helped keep it cool. The fossils showed that it had cyclical growth, which means that it would have spurts of rapid growth then stop growing for similar periods of time, much like a tree. Later sauropodomorphs

would grow at a steady rate. Its large size helped protect it from predators, and future dinosaurs evolved to grow even bigger. “We see in Ingentia prima the origin of gigantism, the first steps so that, more than 100 million years later, sauropods of up to 70 tons could come into existence like those that lived in Patagonia,” Apaldetti said.

6A • Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Lilburn police looking for car battery thieves By Isabel Hughes

security cameras, police determined the theft occurred around 7:30 p.m. the day before. Two adults are accused In the surveillance of using children to help video, a white minivan them steal about 45 car is seen pulling up to the batteries from a local batteries’ storage cage, Walmart, Lilburn police where an adult male, said. who detectives believe to On Thursday, Lilburn be Dino Vlado, an adult Police Department offemale and four female ficers responded to the children exit the van. Walmart on Lawrenceville After getting out of Highway after receiving the car, the man, with aid a report that the batteries from the adult female, had been taken from an breaks the lock off of the exterior storage area at the cage with a sledge hamstore. mer, and the adults and After reviewing store girls load the car batteries

After getting out of the car, the man, with aid from the adult female, breaks the lock off of the cage with a sledge hammer and the adults and girls load the car batteries into the back of the minivan before driving off. (Special Photo)

into the back of the minivan before driving off. Lilburn police Capt. Scott Bennett said Vlado’s last known address was in

Sandy Springs but that the department is “working on other leads as well.” Detectives have obtained warrants on Vlado

obituaries Jefferson

Harold Preston Bailey Harold Preston Bailey, age 71, of Jefferson, passed away July 9, 2018. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson. Loganville

Virginia Joan Brantner Virginia J. Brantner Dacula, GA - Virginia J. Livingston Brantner, homemaker, mother, grandmother, friend and independent spirit, 96, died July 8, 2018, at Angels Garden Senior Communities, following more than three years of residence there. Known by most as being very sweet, she was born January 16, 1922 in Bennington, Vermont, the daughter of J. Guy and Velma (Blue) Livingston. Virginia was raised in Bennington among a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins, instilling in her a deep love of family. She graduated from Bennington High School in 1940, remembered in her yearbook as “Small in stature, but who can match her?” After high school, she moved to Troy, NY with her family. Interested in helping with the war effort during World War II, Virginia proudly joined the US Coast Guard Women’s Reserve (SPARs) in 1944, reported in the Bennington Banner as a surprise to both family and friends. Virginia trained in West Palm Beach, FL and was posted to the Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C. While posted in D.C., she met her future husband, Charles B. Brantner, a US Navy pilot. Honorably discharged from the SPARs in 1946, Virginia married Charles at the Livingston family homestead in Bennington in 1947. An aspiring artist, she studied commercial art at the Columbia Technical Institute, and worked as an illustrator for the American Trucking Associations before turning her focus to raising a family with Charles in the Buck Lodge community of Adelphi, Maryland, where she and Charles were active in the community and made many friends. She and Charles relocated their young family to Bangor, Maine in 1963, where they raised their children in an old Victorian house on Montgomery St. in ‘Little City’. Virginia was a friend to many in the neighborhood, forming deep and lasting friendships with young and old as they moved into or out of the neighborhood over two decades. She was often seen walking her dachshund and had a lifelong love of books and crossword puzzles. She was a long-time member and active participant of

the First United Methodist Church in Bangor, where she served as treasurer. In 1986, Virginia and Charles relocated to a smaller house on a picturesque piece of land overlooking the Penobscot River in Winterport, Maine, where Virginia lived until a year after Charles’s death in 2003. In Winterport, she volunteered at the town library, also serving as the treasurer for several years, actively participated in the local book club, and could also be seen walking with friends in all kinds of weather along Route 1A. She maintained her Bangor and Winterport friendships over long distances while establishing new ones as she first relocated to Yarmouth, Maine to be close to two of her children and then later to Lawrenceville, Georgia to be near her oldest son and his growing family. Later in life, Virginia increasingly suffered from dementia while always maintaining the sweet disposition all had found enjoyable in her company. She is survived by her four children, Karl Brantner of Snellville, Georgia, Hugh Brantner and his wife, Mary Brown, of Danville, California, Andrea Brantner of Stamford, Connecticut, and Jeffrey Brantner of Washington D.C.; three granddaughters, Olivia Brantner of Hitachinaka, Japan, Anna Brantner of Athens, Georgia, and Molly Brantner of Snellville, Georgia; and two grandsons, Andrey Brantner and Kolya Brantner of Wells, Maine. Memorial services in Georgia include visitation hours at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Lawrenceville, on July 11 from 6 - 8 PM, followed by a life celebration service at Cannon United Methodist Church in Snellville on July 12 at 3:00 PM. Memorial services and interment in Maine will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to benefit Alzheimer’s disease research would be welcomed (e.g. Alzheimer’s Association (www.; Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation (www.alzinfo. org) or any other of your choice).

Buford, GA

Janelle Mae Cable (Lundquist)

Avis Marie Johnson Crowe, age 96, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away at home on Monday, July 9, 2018. She is survived by her sister and best friend, Doris Kennedy. She was preceded in death by her husband of

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by her mother, Della Kate Harris and father, G.M. Harris of Garland, Texas. Martha is survived by her husband of 43 years, Bill Fullwood; daughter, Tiffany Wrobel of Winder, Georgia; son, Todd Fullwood of St. Petersburg, Florida; granddaughter, Lacey Butler of Winder, Georgia; sister, JoAnn Casey of Garland, Texas; stepsons, Wade Fullwood of Lexington, South Carolina; Clay Fullwood of Austin, Texas, nieces, Lisa Raine of Bedford, Texas, Kristi Orman of Rosser, Texas, and Julie Mitchell of Athens, Alabama and many caring friends and neighbors. She was employed by the Georgia Insurance Associates for 20 years. Martha was a very devoted wife and mother to her husband and children. She was a fun-loving grandmother to granddaughter, Lacey. She was also a “mother hen” to her family always making sure everyone was ok and if anything was needed, she took care of it. She and her sister talked often on the phone. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm at the Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel and Gardens, 3481 Hamilton Mill Road, Buford, Georgia. The Snellville Mary Margaret Dunn funeral will follow at 1:00 pm at the same location. Cunningham The burial will follow the Mary Margaret Dunn next day at the Georgia Cunningham, age 87 of National Cemetery, 12:30 Snellville, GA, passed pm. In lieu of flowers, the away on 7/9/18. Tom M. family request memoriWages Snellville Chapel. als be sent to the America Liver Association or the Lawrenceville charity of your choice. Frank L. DiPalma Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924 Frank L. DiPalma, age 69, of Lawrenceville, GA, Share memories of Martha at passed away Friday, July 6, 2018. Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel. over 60 years, H. Raymond Crowe; parents, Otis and Lillie McElvany Johnson; and sister, Runette Kirby. She was born on October 12, 1921 in the Oakland Community of Gwinnett County and was a 1940 graduate of Lawrenceville High School. Avis was a long time employee of Genesco Shoe Company and was a lifelong member of New Hope Christian Church. A Funeral Service Honoring the Life of Avis will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 1:00PM at Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 13th from 11:00am until the time of service at 1:00pm. The family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Avis’s caregivers for the loving care given to her the past few years. Condolences may be sent to or viewed at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, “A Family Company” 120 Scenic Hwy Lawrenceville, GA 770-963-2411.

grandchildren, ten greatgrandchildren, two greatgreat-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Lurline House, siblings James House, Lawrence House, Joe House, Betty Smith, and Catherine Sims, wives Betty Patrick House and Grace Wilkerson House, and great-grandson Jared Pass. Originally from Winder, David spent most of his adult life in Buford where he and his family owned and operated Five Point Cleaners. Active in civic life, he was a member and served in leadership roles in the Buford Volunteer Fire Department, the Buford Housing Authority where he served for 34 years, and Buford Touchdown Club among other organizations. An avid outdoorsman, he was known throughout the community for his hunting, fishing, and gardening expertise. He enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and loved the Georgia Bulldogs. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:00 o’clock p.m. from the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, with the Reverend Danny Newbern officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, July 14 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at

Ronald W. Drayton Mr. Ronald Wyattearp Drayton, of Charlotte, NC passed away on July 5, 2018 in Lawrenceville, GA. Homegoing services will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church Of Lawrenceville, 1046 Hiram-Davis Rd., Lawrenceville, GA 30045. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home GWINNETT Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy. Lawrenceville, GA 30045. (770) 388-5558 Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Buford, GA

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Martha Fullwood (Harris) Martha Lou Harris Fullwood was born November 4, 1948 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She passed away on July 5, 2018 after a short illness. She was preceded in death b

Kubik of Carrollton; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Brook Kubik of Carrollton; and five grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with Father Mario Lopez officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The American Legion Post #143 will provide military honors. The family will receive friends at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel from 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.

Jefferson, GA

Mr. Glenn Wayne Leatherwood Mr. Glenn Wayne Leatherwood, age 76 of Jefferson, Georgia. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia. Suwanee, GA

George Maberry

George Maberry, age 78, of Suwanee, GA passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018. Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, GA Loganville, GA

Wendell O. McCart age 75 of Loganville passed away Monday, July 9, 2018. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville. Lilburn

Gari Gene McKibbin Gari Gene McKibbin, age 83 of Lilburn, GA, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018. Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel.

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Janelle Mae Cable, age Louise Eidson 68, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018. Louise Eidson, age 67, Flanigan Funeral Home, of Buford, GA passed Buford, GA away Friday, July 6, 2018. Flanigan Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Buford, GA

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for theft by taking, theft by deception and four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minorb and Gwinnett police

also have an outstanding warrant for Vlado from a recent hit-and-run incident. Bennett said the identity of the female is still unknown and that he and Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley were dismayed at the situation. “It is disheartening that children would be used in criminal activities such as this,” Hedley said. The incident is currently under investigation, though anyone with information is asked to call the department at 770-513-5700.

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GIVE Center West names principal By Trevor McNaboe trevor.mcnaboe

GIVE Center West didn’t have to look far in its search for a new principal. On Tuesday, Gwinnett County Public Schools announced the school’s current assistant Dena Duncan, a teacher with the STRIVE program, smiles after receiving free supplies during Tuesday’s Teacher Supply Giveaway hosted by Kroger at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. (Photo: Kyle Hess)


giveaway. “My boyfriend actually for the company to reach told me about this, and I out to the community. couldn’t pass up the oppor“Our purpose is to feed tunity,” Oglesby said. “This the human spirit and uplift is a big deal because at the our communities,” Turner beginning of the school year said. “What better way to we try to stock up on supdo that than through our plies, but by Christmastime teachers, because they feed they’re gone. Stuff like this into student development is good to always have.” and get them started in the Veteran teachers weren’t right direction?” the only ones who visited. Volunteers and represen- Olivia Wheat came to betatives from Kroger arrived gin gathering supplies for hours before the midmorn- her first year of teaching at ing event to set up stations kindergarten and first grade and supplies. Despite the at Wolf Creek Elementary organization, it was conSchool in Fulton County. trolled chaos with supply “As a new teacher, I’m boxes being emptied and realizing that I’m putting a taken away to quickly fill lot of money into my classeducators’ bags. room,” Wheat said. “To “As teachers go through, have free supplies offered we’re replenishing supwas a no-brainer to come plies,” Turner said. “At the out here.” same time we really try Wheat said despite to greet everyone and tell waiting an hour and a half them how much we apto get the supplies, it was preciate them.” worth it. The supply bags in“Oh absolutely,” she cluded about $50 worth of said. “It’s going to be really items such as copy paper, helpful for this upcoming construction paper, hand year for me.” sanitizer, paper towels, Turner said the event Ziploc bags and Bandcontinues to grow in popuAids. larity with an estimated Educators had to check 2,000 to 2,500 people in using a county-issued participating at the Infinite photo ID. Some teachers, Energy Center. such as Robin Oglesby of “This event has always Athens, drove a long way been popular,” Turner said. to take advantage. “It seems like this year it A teacher for 15 years was really hot and we reat Greene County High ceived a lot of publicity on School, she said it was her this event, which will only first time coming to the help it grow.” •From Page 1A

principal Donna Bishop would be promoted to principal. Bishop Donna began her Bishop career as a teacher and coach in

DeKalb County Schools before moving to GCPS in 2001 as a teacher at Central Gwinnett High School. She took an administrative role with Central Gwinnett in 2005 before moving to the GIVE Center West as an assistant principal in 2013.

Bishop is a 2015 graduate of the Gwinnett County Public Schools Quality-Plus Leader Academy Aspiring Principal Program and is replacing Todd Marschke, who accepted the principal position at Pinckneyville Middle School in June.

Chick-fil-A •From Page 1A For the past 14 years, people across the nation have celebrated cows on one Tuesday in July as part of a Chick-fil-A tradition that was started in 2005, 10 years after the chain launched its now-famous “Eat Mor Chikin” cow marketing campaign. The idea was simple: Customers who dressed up as bovines would get a free entree or kids meal from the restaurant, which touts the event as the “one day of the year when it’s OK to dress udderly crazy in exchange for free food.” “Cow Appreciation Day is our day to show our customer appreciation and honor our iconic Eat Mor Chikin Cows,” Chick-filA’s website says. “Anyone who visits our restaurant wearing any sort of cow apparel will receive a free entree.” While costumes ranged from cow ears to blackand-white polka-dotted shirts and dresses, Pike Street’s best cows came from about a dozen children ranging in age from 10 to 17 who donned

Left to right, Miguel, Isabella and Cici Minauro celebrate Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day on Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Isabel Hughes)

white bed sheets — three or four kids per sheet, with the leader of each “cow” wearing a cow mask — and mooed their way into the store. The cows were greeted by cheers and a round of applause and, of course, many photo-takers. “There are families from around the United States whose parents are going to different countries around

the world as missionaries,” said Carla Overly, one of the kids’ coordinators. “This is (their parents’) two-week training time so they’re just becoming friends, given they’ve never met each other. A couple of us ladies are the kids’ coordinators and one of the projects was to do a Chick-fil-A outing.” The children and teens came from across the Unit-

ed States — from Massachusetts to Utah — and will be traveling around the world with their families, from Indonesia to England, Overly said. In the meantime, they’re stuck together as cows. “They’re an awesome bunch of kids and they all worked together to make their costumes,” Overly said. “(This is) a lot of fun.”

Burglaries •From Page 1A In each instance, the suspects left their vehicle in very close proximity to their point of entry and were “in and out of each business within one to three minutes,” Rundles

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said. On June 27 into June 28, Rundles said, the crew struck again, robbing a cellphone store in unincorporated Duluth where they stole more than $4,600 worth of cellphones, $3,800 in cash, and items with personal information about the owner and caused hundreds of dollars worth of damage. “This crew is continuing to use the same vehicle that has previously been pictured,” Rundles said. “This crew is responsible for burglaries in the following jurisdictions: Gwinnett County, Lilburn, Norcross, Snellville, Brookhaven, Chamblee and DeKalb County.

They (continue to) use a crowbar to pry open doors or to smash glass to gain entry.” The first suspect is described as a black man in his late teens to 20s with a slim build, gray/brown boots, black pants, black hooded sweatshirt, orange underwear and white gloves. The second suspect is also described as a black man in his late teens to 20s with a slim build, royal blue sneakers, gray sweatpants, black hooded sweatshirt, green/tan boxers and white gloves. The third suspect is a black man in his late teens to 20s with a slim build, black and white sneak-

ers, black pants, black hooded sweatshirt, royal blue underwear, and white gloves. The suspects’ vehicle is described as a gray/silver or light blue 2000s model BMW four-door sedan. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 770-5135300. To remain anonymous, tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers at 404577-TIPS (8477) or visit Tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case by referencing case numbers 18-053933, 18-053935, 18-053939 and 18059502.

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Fresh Market to close location in Snellville



Two years and four months after opening its doors, the Fresh Market location in Snellville is preparing to go out of business. The store at 1679 Scenic Highway opened in March 2016 with the cracking of a wheel of Parmesan cheese, but it is one of about 15 stores nationwide that the chain is reportedly closing due to poor performance. An email signed by Fresh Market CEO Larry

•From Page 1A Offutt said. “It’ll take some getting used to at first but once that happens, we’ll be ready to roll.” Perry and Clayton Streets have been one-way streets south of the Lawrenceville Square for 30 years, so the conversion to two-way routes is a big change for drivers. The $6.5 million project began Sunday night and it is expected to take about two weeks to complete. Lawrenceville Community and Economic Development Director Lisa Sherman said there haven’t been major issues stemming from the conversion so far, though she acknowledged it is also a significant shift in how traffic flows downtown. “Change is change, and sometimes you’ve got to give it some time to adjust and get used to it, but I think for the most part people understand the purpose behind it,” Sherman said. “The purpose behind it is to slow traffic down. “We’ve widened lanes and widened some intersec-


Customers check out and order items at a counter in Fresh Market’s Snellville location on its opening day in March 2016. The chain announced Monday that the location will close soon. It is one of several locations nationwide that are reportedly being closed because of poor performance. (File Photo)

Appel was sent to customers Monday to announce the closing. It did not,

however, specify a closing date for the store. “I would like to thank

you for your support and patronage, and let you know that we’ve made

to begin its closing sale. Appel said most items in the store will be marked down 30 percent in price, but the cost of alcohol will be reduced only 25 percent. The store will also switch to a 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. operating schedule until it closes for good. The email that went out to customers of the Snellville location said the Suwanee location at 1500 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. will remain open. “We hope you will continue shopping with us at our Suwanee location,” Appel said in the email.

Tuesday said the conversion could potentially be a benefit to downtown Lawrenceville. “I think it’ll speed up the traffic and not make it so hard to get out of these traffic spaces (on the square),” Lawrenceville resident DeBranda Scurry said. Suzanne Holtkamp said she is curious about the conversion. She doesn’t live in the city, but she is a guest artist at the Aurora Theatre and visits downtown Lawrenceville often. “The downtown area is really growing and there’s going to be some really cool stuff coming in here in the next couple of years, and so if they are looking to the future to make the traffic patterns better, then go for it,” Holtkamp said. Offutt said the real test will be when it the conversion work is finished and people downtown begin using the streets more in both directions. “Really, it’s not done yet and no one’s really used the roads that are open,” he said. “Right now, Perry Street is the only one that’s open, but

they still have the signs up for it being a one-way so no one is really able to tell it’s not just one-way anymore.” The gradual change of the traffic patterns on the streets has meant drivers have to readjust to what will be the new normal in downtown traffic. “We’re going to have to think twice before we turn now,” Holtkamp said. But there have been a few backups. On Tuesday afternoon, lines of cars slowly moved south on Perry Street. Few cars were heading north on Perry Street, however, during that time. “I think there’s definitely been some challenge in folks understanding what is now a turn lane versus what is still a one-way, three -lane road so you have some confusion there, but nothing traumatic,” Sherman said. “I think folks are getting it. They’re taking their time, which is exactly why we wanted to get the information out in a lot of different places (ahead of time) … “People are doing a very good job of paying attention and being aware.”

Two-way tions in some other areas around town to get commuters in the pass through traffic around town without having to come directly on to the square because they’re just coming onto the square just to get through town. They’re not coming to the theatre, to the restaurants, to the area.” The city began milling work on Perry Street on Sunday night for the conversion of that street. By Tuesday afternoon, northbound and southbound lanes had been temporarily striped and traffic was able to travel in both directions on the yet-to-be-repaved street. The city has been carrying out the conversion in sections with work being done overnight to minimize the impact on downtown traffic. Similar work is expected to completed on most of Clayton Street in the coming days and city officials are planning on the entire conversion project wrapping up by the end of next week. “They’re doing the milling and temporary striping

Cars traveling north on Clayton Street in downtown Lawrenceville on Tuesday pass under a traffic light arm that was installed for southbound traffic. Clayton Street is being converted from a one-way street to a two-way roadway this month. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

to get them converted and then they’ll come back and do the paving,” Sherman said. “Then they will take care of the angled parking lots adjacent to the courthouse on Perry Street and realign those to match traffic patterns as well.” The only exception will be a one-block section of Clayton Street, between Pike and Crogan streets, that will remain one-way since the Georgia Department of Transportation has not approved a change for

that section. When city officials began talking about converting the streets two years ago, there was some backlash against it from residents and visitors who thought it would be a bad idea for the area. Those sentiments still exist somewhat. Recent comments about it on the Daily Post’s Facebook ranged from one person calling it stupid to another expressing confusion about the plan. Some residents and visitors on the square on



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Positive pitching performances highlight first half By Taylor Denman


Gwinnett Stripers head coach Damon Berryhill and his staff are constantly evaluating and reevaluating players, such is the nature of managing a Triple-A baseball team. Winning is fun, but minor league players and staff are hung up on wins and losses less than their major league counterparts. The developmental advantages of winning of prospects are still considered debatably

marginal, but the Stripers’ individual performances from various prospects are the primary concern of Berryhill and his staff. Gwinnett is ultimately serving the need of its MLB affiliate, so wins and losses are sometimes a side effect of the frequency of roster turnover throughout the season. In 2018, between pitching prospects, bullpen arms and the early-season selection of Ronald Acuna, there’s been plenty of turnover. “(Evaluation) is part of the developmental part of the

game,” Berryhill said. “No excuse, we’ve had a lot of movement and a shortened bullpen, but we’ve had a lot of guys who have had quality first halves and some guys who have struggled a bit offensively.” Heading into the Triple-A All-Star break, the Stripers are 38-51 and in last place in the International League South division. The Stripers have three all-star invitees — Kolby Allard, Evan Phillips and Carlos Franco — although only Franco is likely to appear to in the game. Allard pitched for Gwinnett

on Saturday, thus making himself unavailable. Phillips has been working with the Braves as a middle reliever. The Stripers have hosted several of the Braves’ top prospects, and a few have made the jump to help the franchise at the major league level. Perhaps the most obvious player to note is MLB’s former top prospect Ronald Acuna. The 20-year-old left fielder struggled early in the season with Gwinnett. Between the first two months of the season, which First baseman Carlos Franco will represent the Gwinnett Stripers in the Triple-A All-Star Game. (Photo: Karl


Comets, Davenport more poised this summer By Taylor Denman

In the program’s final season under head coach John Small, the South Gwinnett football team was 8-4 with a second-round playoff exit in 2016. In their first year under Steve Davenport, the Comets successfully clawed their way to a No. 4 seed and playoff berth thanks to wins over Rockdale County and Shiloh, but South Gwinnett’s 3-8 overall record was short of the expectations players had built up in the last season before Small accepted a head coaching position at East Coweta. Having faced the gauntlet that is Region 8-AAAAAAA, second-year head coach Steve Davenport is taking away some valuable lessons from his first run navigating South Gwinnett’s ship. At some points last year, such as South Gwinnett’s 14-0 loss to Archer, the Comets seemed poised to break through. Now Davenport and his staff know what it will take to do so. “Obviously, there will be a familiarColorado Rockies outfielder and North Gwinnett grad Charlie Blackmon was voted to the National League All-Start team by fans. ity with what’s necessary to compete in (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) this region,” Davenport said. “Archer had a tremendous season, last year. We were scoreless at halftime and couldn’t get going in the third quarter to compete with them. Grayson was tremendous last year and Shiloh was young, so they’ll be ready this season. “With all the county games we have From Staff Reports ton. before region — we start the season with The Astros had two reserves Central Gwinnett and play Brookwood at North Gwinnett grad Charlie (George Springer, Alex Breghome — you have to take care of them as Blackmon earned his third Maman) and two pitchers (Gerrit well.” jor League Baseball All-Star Cole, Justin Verlander) join While some players had trouble trustGame selection when rosters Altuve, selected as the AL’s ing the “new guys” when Davenport and were announced Sunday, while starting second baseman. The his staff took over in March 2017, South the hometown Atlanta Braves total of five All-Stars falls one Gwinnett’s roster is made up of players also fared well. shy of the franchise record set who are fully bought in. Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman last year. “I think the biggest difference is the (4.04 million) led the National Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, familiarity,” Davenport said. “I got there League by a comfortable marMitch Moreland, Chris Sale, late March last year and the staff didn’t gin over his Braves teammate Craig Kimbrel will reprereally interact with players until the sumNick Markakis (3.56 million), sent the Red Sox, while Jose mer. I don’t think we had familiarity. No and both players were voted in Ramirez, Francisco Lindor, disrespect to John. He did an amazing job. as starters in the showcase. Michael Brantley, Corey Klu- I don’t know if the kids bought in yet. Markakis earned his firstber and Trevor Bauer are the “Now, we’ve had those spring months ever All-Star nod in his 13th Indians’ All-Stars. where we’ve been able to work together season, setting a record for the Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies (1) was voted to Joining Altuve, Ramirez and they understand how we work. I think, his first-ever MLB All-Star Game by fans. (Dale Zanine-USA Today most games played (1,927) (third base), Betts (outfield) more than anything, it was so hard when Sports) before his first selection. and Martinez (designated hityou’re not having success for kids who The Braves were the only the team with a .322 average. homers and 40 RBIs mostly ter) in the AL starting lineup have had success to trust the new guy. National League team to have He also has 10 home runs, 59 from the No. 2 spot in the are Tampa Bay Rays catcher I think we went through that when we more than three selections, RBIs and 27 doubles. lineup. He was voted as an All- Wilson Ramos, Chicago White started struggling.” with Ozzie Albies and Mike Albies, who is hitting .281 Star starter last summer. Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, While Davenport said the Comets may Foltynewicz joining Freeman with 18 home runs, 50 RBIs Reigning American League Baltimore Orioles shortstop not be as individually talented as they were and Markakis to make four and 29 doubles, would be the MVP Jose Altuve led all of Manny Machado and outfield- last season — South Gwinnett will have total. The Cubs, Rockies, Mil- youngest Brave to play in the MLB in All-Star voting to earn ers Mike Trout of the Los An- to find replacements for leading receivers waukee Brewers, Cincinnati All-Star Game since Hank his sixth career selection, one geles Angels and Aaron Judge Terrell Smith, Derrick Lawrence and Kyair Reds and Nationals each have Aaron in 1955. Foltynewicz of five Houston Astros to be of the New York Yankees. Betha, as well as leading tacklers Armon three All-Stars. has a 6-5 pitching record with chosen for the game. The National League startWilliams and Justin Mascoll — South Freeman is hitting .315 with a 2.37 ERA. The Boston Red Sox and the ers are Chicago Cubs catcher Gwinnett has enough continuity from last 16 home runs, 59 RBIs and Blackmon is hitting .276 — Cleveland Indians also have Willson Contreras, Freeman season to improve on its overall record. 24 doubles for the resurgent well below last year, when he five players apiece heading to Braves, while Markakis leads finished at .331 — but has 17 the July 17 game in WashingSee ALL-STAR, Page 2B See COMETS, Page 6B

North Gwinnett grad Blackmon earns All-Star nod; four Braves to join National Leaguers

Getting to Know ... Anna Britt Anna Britt is a graduate of Collins Hill High School, where she was a three-sport varsity athlete in volleyball, swimming and lacrosse. Throughout her career at the University of Georgia, Britt volunteered with numerous organizations places and earned a degree in health promotions this year. She is in her second


season as head coach of the Gwinnett County Swim What: Gwinnett County League’s Richland Waves, Swim League Championwhose swimmers feed into ships Collins Hill. When: Saturday-Sunday In this edition of “Getting Where: McAuley Aquatic to Know …”, Britt spoke Center, Georgia Tech with staff correspondent McClain Baxley about coaching the waves, her pionship. volunteering experiences MB: What was it like and Georgia’s SEC Cham- being a three-sport athlete

in high school? AB: It was just a daily routine for me because I had been Anna Britt playing sports since I was 5. I really liked the team aspect of it and a

lot of my friends came from sports. It was just fun. MB: What were some of the challenges of playing a sport in all three seasons? AB: The challenges were figuring out how to balance my time. Between keeping up my grades and playing the sports because we would have practice every day after school. I think

I only got a week off of sports the entire year, which was a lot. MB: What about your favorite part? AB: I think my favorite thing about playing three sports was getting really close as a team and seeing how much we improved

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Ongoing through Aug. 3: All Sports Youth Camps, in partnership with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation, will host summer break camps in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, lacrosse, softball and multisports this year. Locations include Bogan Park, Collins Hill Park and George Pierce Park. Camps are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, go to, email or call 770-356-6861.


Saturday: The second annual Bradley Roby Football Camp with the NFL defensive back will be held July 14 at Peachtree Ridge

Park. The free camp, for ages 11 to 17, will feature a lineup of coaches that includes Von Miller, Marshon Lattimore, Mike Thomas, A.J. Bouye, Casey Hayward, Eli Apple, Shane Ray, Will Parks and Brendan Langley. Roby, a Peachtree Ridge grad, plays for the Denver Broncos.


July 23: The South Gwinnett football booster club will host a golf tournament fundraiser at Summit Chase Country Club. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. The cost of entry for one person is $125 and $400 for a team. For more information, contact Joey Sulkowski at 229-326-8181 or contact the booster club at 404-4478142.

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Stripers’ Sims named Pitcher of the Week From staff reports

high-tying 11 in a no decision July 3 at Durham. LAWRENCEVILLE His latest outing was — Lucas Sims did not throwing seven shutout receive the win in either of innings, allowing just two his starts this past week, his and no walks with but the Gwinnett Stripers eight strikeouts in a no pitcher still did more than decision in the Stripers’ enough to earn a weekly 5-4 win over Charlotte on award from the InternaSunday at Coolray Field. tional League. For the season, Sims is The 24-year-old right4-2 with a 2.04 ERA and hander was named the 66 strikeouts in 61 2/3 IL’s Pitcher of the Week innings. This is the second for July 2-8, the league IL Pitcher of the Week announced Monday. award he’s earned for his The Lawrenceville nacareer, after he was hontive, Brookwood grad and ored April 17-23, 2017. 2012 Daily Post Pitcher of He is the third Stripers the Year threw 14 shutout player to earn a weekly innings in two starts, alhonor by the IL this lowing just four hits and season, joining Dustin no walks and striking out Peterson (IL Batter of the 19 — including a career Week, April 23-29) and

Brookwood grad and Gwinnett Stripers starting pitcher Lucas Sims was named International League Pitcher of the Week just before the Triple-A All-Star game. (Photo: Karl Moore)

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at first base, Cubs second baseman Javier Baez, San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and Markakis, Matt Kemp (Los Angeles Dodgers) and Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals) in the outfield. Altuve garnered 4.85 million votes, becoming the first Astro ever to lead the majors in voting and the first second baseman to do so since Alfonso Soriano in 2004. He outpaced Betts (4.29 million votes). The Cubs (Baez, Contreras) and Red Sox (Betts, Martinez) joined the Braves as teams with multiple starters elected by fans. This year marks the first time that more than seven teams were represented in the AL starting lineup. After the Astros, Red Sox and Indians, the Yankees were the only AL team with four selections. The Seattle Mariners have three. The Camping World All-Star Final Vote will determine the 32nd spot for each of the two teams. The AL finalists are Andrew Benintendi (Red Sox), Eddie Rosario (Minnesota Twins), Jean Segura (Mariners), Andrelton Simmons (Angels) and Giancarlo Stanton (Yankees). The NL finalists are Jesus Aguilar (Brewers), Brandon Belt (Giants), Matt Carpenter (St. Louis Cardinals), Max Muncy (Dodgers) and Trea Turner (Nationals).

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Is Europe awakening to the threat? Much of Europe was asleep, or in denial, when the Nazis took power and began rebuilding their military in violation of the Versailles Treaty that brought World War I to an end. Now, after years of virtually unlimited migration from predominately North African and other Muslim regions, some European nations are awakening to what this could mean for their countries and are responding, hoping it’s not too late. Cal Sebastian Kurz, the Thomas far-right chancellor of Austria, has plans, according to the Daily Mail, to “expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families and … shut down seven mosques as part of a crackdown on ‘political Islam.’” These mosques, Austria says, are being subsidized by the Turkish government, which is becoming more radical after the recent election, which granted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan new powers as he seeks to create a more “pious generation” in order to change the country and make it more Islamic. Justification for Kurz’s move comes from a 2015 law banning foreign funding of religious groups. The chancellor told a recent news conference: “Parallel societies, political Islam and radicalization have no place in our country. … This is just the beginning.” President Erdogan reacted by warning of a “war between the cross and the crescent.” That war started centuries ago and manifests itself today in ways not limited to terrorist acts. Czech Republic President Milos Zeman has said it is “practically impossible” for Muslims to integrate into modern Europe. Zeman, a political liberal, also “blamed the New Year’s Eve sex attacks in Cologne, Germany, on ‘Muslim culture.’” German Chancellor Angela Merkel has had a virtual open-door policy, particularly for Muslims from Syria. Recent opinion polls show a majority of Germans now oppose the policy as the burden on social programs increases in direct proportion to the overwhelming majority of immigrants unable to find jobs. Hungary does not have a problem with Muslim immigrants. A government spokesman told me on a visit last summer it is because Hungary has no “welfare” programs and so immigrants migrate to countries with benefits. While parts of Europe appear to be awakening from their slumber, Canada and the U.S., President Trump excepted, have had a record of denial to what some believe is an ongoing invasion. In Canada, Sheikh Shafiq Hudda has accused several organizations and individuals of defamation, because they misquoted him as wishing for the “eradication” of all 8.2 million Israelis. In fact, he claims, he was praying for “the eradication of only 6 million Israeli Zionists.” Thanks for the clarification, Sheikh. Why is he still in Canada? In a new study of select textbooks currently in use in Saudi Arabia, some of which have been used in Islamic schools here, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said it is “disappointed to find inflammatory content remains in Saudi textbooks previously thought to have been removed.” As The Washington Post noted after a previous review of Saudi textbooks in 2006, “despite the Saudi government’s statements to the contrary, an ideology of hatred toward Christians and Jews and Muslims who do not follow Wahhabi doctrine remains in this area of the public school system. The texts teach a dualistic vision, dividing the world into true believers of Islam (the ‘monotheists’) and unbelievers (the ‘polytheists’ and ‘infidels’). “This indoctrination begins in a first-grade text,” reported the Post, “and is reinforced and expanded each year, culminating in a 12th-grade text instructing students that their religious obligation includes waging jihad against the infidel to ‘spread the faith.’” The Islamic Saudi Academy in Fairfax, Va., closed in 2016, replaced that year by the King Abdullah Academy. The former taught that adulterers and converts from Islam should be killed and that “The Jews conspired against Islam and its people.” Why are Islamic schools that teach this stuff and the mosques that support them allowed to remain open? Some in Europe are awakening to the threat of uncontrolled Muslim immigration. The U.S. and Canada would do well to follow their lead. Readers may email Cal Thomas at

Summertime dinner calls long overdue Maybe a new Utah law will revive the lost art of parents calling their children home for dinner. Utah recently passed the nation’s first “free-range parenting” law to protect parents from prosecution for allowing their children to play in nearby parks, walk to school, go to the store or rumble through a neighborhood creek — without adult supervision. It’s a shame that it now takes passing laws to allow kids to enjoy childhood activities without adult supervision, but we must. We must because, according to Parents Magazine, nearly 75 percent of parents fear their children are at risk of being abducted. Some 30 percent of parents fear child abduction more than they do car accidents, sports injuries or drug addiction involving their children. Parental fears have been stoked for decades by sensationalistic news stories on the internet and cable television, 24/7 — fears that, regrettably, are woefully out of sync with reality. According to The New York Times, among America’s

and reality show host, wrote a newspaper column in 2008 that explained her decision to allow her then-9-year-old son to ride on the New York City subway alone. The column sparked a flood of outrage among stressed-out parents and won her the label Tom of “America’s Worst Mom.” It Purcell also led to Skenazy penning the book “Free Range Kids: roughly 40 million elementary Giving Our Children the Freeschool-age children, approxidom We Had Without Going mately 115 are abducted by Nuts With Worry.” strangers each year — while Some 10 years later, Ske250,000 are in car wrecks. nazy’s advocacy culminated According to The Washing- in the passing of Utah’s new ton Post, “Children taken by “free-range parenting” law, strangers or slight acquainwhich hopefully will enable tances represent only one-hun- children to enjoy the sort of dredth of 1 percent of all miss- unsupervised freedoms we ing children.” Such abductions baby boom kids experienced are also on the decline. in abundance — and bring In any event, media-stoked back the lost art of parents fears have changed childhood calling their children home for forever, prompting “helicopdinner. ter parents” to “hover” over In the ’70s, after we spent their children every moment the day outdoors building of every day — placing undue shacks, going on bike hikes, burdens and stress on children swimming in a neighbor’s and parents alike. pool or enjoying dozens of Lenore Skenazy says the other activities without adult heck with that. supervision, our parents called Skenazy, an American us home for dinner. blogger, columnist, author Every parent’s dinner call

had a unique sound. My father went with a deep, booming “Tom, dinner! Tom, dinner!” I could hear him a mile away or more. When moms did the calling, they always used full names. They often sang, too, as my Aunt Jane did: “Miiiiiikkkeeelllll, Keeeeevvvviiiiinnn, suuuuuppppppeeerrrr!” The Givens boys, up on the hill across the railroad tracks, were called in by a large bell. The clanging sounded at 6 every night, giving us the sense that a riverboat was making its way up the Mississippi or a chuckwagon was calling in cowboys for some grub. These mystical summer sounds have been gone a long time now — too long. Hopefully, the efforts of gutsy moms like Lenore Skenazy will gradually restore the happy, artful sounds of those shouts, chants and bells carrying through the sweet summer air. Tom Purcell, author of “Misadventures of a 1970’s Childhood,” is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist. Send comments to Tom at

At Marquette, conservatives got it wrong WASHINGTON — Free speech won; decency lost. This has become such a common observation that it hardly merits a headline. But in a Wisconsin Supreme Court case resolved Friday, the plaintiff was that rarest of victors these days — a conservative professor defending his freedom of speech rights against a university. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Too bad a young liberal had to be destroyed in the process. The case, about which I wrote in April, concerned tenured Marquette University professor John McAdams, 72, who caught wind in 2014 of a 20-something graduate-student instructor, Cheryl Abbate, who allegedly had blocked a classroom discussion about same-sex marriage. He mocked her on his blog — “Marquette Warrior” — and posted her name with a link to her own blog and contact information. His tactic worked, if mobilizing virtual speech vigilantes was the objective. In fact: Abbate didn’t block the discussion but did insist on sticking to the point of the day’s study, which was applying a particular philosophical template to a variety of issues to determine whether, under John Rawls’ rule of equal liberty, certain activities that do not infringe on others’ liberty should be illegal. Same-sex marriage was one of them, as were seatbelt and marijuana use.

ging angry posts about a woman young enough to be his granddaughter. Alas, no. McAdams blogged. He went on talk radio. And while he was stalking the airwaves, Abbate was reaping the whirlwind. Suffice to say that many of the postings and emails she Kathleen received aren’t acceptable for Parker this space, ranging from vicious to vile. But, hey, at least they When one student wanted to weren’t politically correct. Most debate the merits of same-sex were also anonymous — one of marriage, Abbate moved on, the plagues of the internet. saying that Rawls’ test had been Imagine having a professatisfied. It’s what she said after sor basically organize a public class that led to what became vendetta against you. True, I get her nightmare. Speaking with ugly, sometimes threatening, the student, Abbate reportedly emails as the days go by, but said that disagreeing with same- I wouldn’t expect my editors sex marriage would be received to be the instigators. (Hello?) as “homophobic.” I’m also not a 20-something This is absurd and would graduate-student teacher, but make a fine debate topic, but I once was and doubt I could fine. What she didn’t realize, have survived such a brutish at least initially, was that the onslaught. student was recording her. Abbate abandoned her docMaybe the student was earn- toral program, left Marquette ing a badge, or extra credit — and moved to another state. She or, perhaps, status in the Warrior even dyed her hair. Meanwhile, Kingdom of Sir John McAdAdams was suspended indefiams, whose self-appointed role nitely without pay by Maris stand against liberal dogma quette, and he sued for breach under the flag of Political Incor- of contract. Today, he’s a hero rectness. I guess you have to be to a certain kind of conservapretty brave to be a conservative tive, who saw his punishment at a private Catholic university, as a clear-cut case of liberal huh? suppression of conservative One might also guess that thought. a Harvard-educated, tenured But, it wasn’t. The court professor could use his talents found only that the university more persuasively than bloghad breached its contract with

McAdams “for engaging in activity protected by the contract’s guarantee of academic freedom.” The jurists ordered that McAdams be reinstated to his previous, tenured position and called for back pay and damages to be determined. And what about Abbate? What are the damages owed for her attempted exercise of academic freedom — for the public shaming, the threatening emails, and who knows what degree of suffering? Other institutions, both corporate and educational, that filed amicus briefs in support of Marquette now face similar challenges in drawing the line between individual freedom and acceptable behavior. They can’t feel encouraged by the court’s ruling. But neither should conservatives celebrate this case as a victory for conservatism or as justification for deifying McAdams. The man is a bully — and, apparently, not a very smart one. By his actions — by trying to stifle and, ultimately, driving away a colleague who held opposing views — he has rendered worthless any future arguments he might deploy in defense of academic freedom and free speech. He clearly cares for neither. Kathleen Parker received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2010. Her email address is

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•From Page 1B he spent in Triple-A, and the brief period he played during his rehab assignment, Acuna has a .564 OPS. Compared to his major league OPS of .795, the Braves front office seems to have made the right choice regarding bringing him up to the major league club early in the season. But the Stripers’ best assets through the first half have been their pitching prospects. The Braves’ current No. 1 prospect, Mike Soroka, made his major league debut this season. Soroka’s ERA with Atlanta is a solid 3.51 through five starts. Through six Triple-A starts this season, Soroka has a 1.76 ERA. The Braves’ proud prospect, however, has been struggling to heal a shoulder injury, and the Braves are in no hurry to rush him back. He was placed on the 60-day disabled list on June 27. Max Fried, who debuted with Atlanta in 2017, also spent quality time in Gwinnett, and he’s since taken up a tentative spot in Atlanta’s rotation. While his ERA doesn’t necessarily give a positive review of his time in Triple-A, Fried has enjoyed a boost in his strikeout numbers this season. His

Triple-A rate of 9.12 per nine innings would be higher than any cumulative season total in his career, but he’s struck out 10.89 batters per nine innings in seven appearances and three starts with Atlanta. Some of the Stripers’ best pitchers this season have been outside of the prospect rankings. Brookwood graduate Lucas Sims has posted the lowest ERA of all Gwinnett starting pitchers at 2.04. Wes Parsons, a midseason call-up from DoubleA Mississippi, has provided Gwinnett with a handful of key starts that have lifted the Stripers to wins. “I think we’ve had outstanding pitchers through the first half,” Berryhill said. “Our bullpen has been solid for the most part … At the tail end of the first half, we’ve been beaten up in the bullpen, but guys pitching-wise have had solid seasons.” Top-10 ranked prospect Allard is putting together a strong Triple-A debut season as the Braves elect to move him along slowly in through the farm system. Allard is near the top of the International League in ERA (2.96). “Overall, there are some things I could have done better, and that stuff I’ll

•From Page 1B

Gwinnett Stripers starting pitcher Kolby Allard delivers a pitch during Saturday’s game against the Durham Bulls at Coolray Field. (Photo: Karl L. Moore)

continue to work on,” Allard said. “All in all, I feel like I’ve thrown the ball pretty well and kept the team in games as much as I can. Every time you take the ball, that’s what we continue to do.” A pivotal piece that will decide whether the Stripers can win more games in the second half of the season hinges on the regular players’ plate approaches. As a team, the Stripers have the third-most strikeouts in the International League,

coupled with the third fewest walks. Despite the struggles, the Stripers were able to take two of three games from Charlotte to close out the first half, and Dustin Peterson notched his second walk-off hit of the season. “I’m pleased with the way these guys go about their work,” Berryhill said. “They’re still working hard and trying to win ball games. We’ve got a good two months to go, so there’s a lot of seasons left and plenty for these guys to work on.”


•From Page 1B Davenport said he’s expecting key contributions from wide receiver Adrian Compton and running back Jalen Samuels. He’s also

looking forward to Josh Anderson’s ability to provide leadership on the offensive line. Defensively, Kevin Lindsey will impact the Comets’


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ability to snuff out runs as a junior noseguard, Josh Sery provides experience at defensive back, and Jaden Woods returns at cornerback.

“We don’t think we’re as talented individually, but collectively we’re a better team,” Davenport said. “That’s part of the building process of the offseason.”


still great to be around the sport. throughout the season. Just MB: What did you go working towards goals to UGA for? was the coolest thing about AB: I got a degree in playing three sports. health promotion. MB: After graduation, MB: Why was it so did you have any intenimportant for you to go tions of playing sports at to UGA? UGA? AB: Both of my parents AB: In my freshman went to UGA, and my and sophomore years in grandparents went there. high school, I definitely Some of my great-grandthought I would play laparents went to UGA. crosse in college or maybe We’ve been big Bulldogs swim. But I wanted to go fans my entire life. to UGA and sports there MB: So I’m sure are really difficult to get you went to a couple of on. So I ended up coachfootball games this past ing. season? MB: Where did you AB: Yes. It was a great start coaching? season. I loved it. I got to AB: I helped coach and go to the national chamstart up lacrosse at Clarke pionship, too, which was Central High School and super cool. helped coach lacrosse at MB: What was one of the YMCA. I also helped the top moments for you with the Extra Special this football season? Program swim team, the AB: Probably going to ESP Piranhas. the SEC Championship MB: What is ESP? game. I had a student secAB: ESP works with tion ticket, so I got to go individuals with disabiliwith all of my friends to ties and we just worked watch us win that game. It with them after school in was incredible. the pool teaching them to MB: So did you swim swim. It was a really cool with Richland when you experience. That was prob- were a kid? ably one of my favorite AB: No, I didn’t. I things I did at UGA. started swimming when I MB: With that and was 5 with Timber Ridge, coaching at Clarke Cen- and after a few years there, tral, was that because we had to change pools you wanted to coach or because of pool conditions. because you wanted to Then I went to Rivershyre stay around the sport or when I was 11 and swam sports more? there all through high AB: I’ve always loved school. So, I started coachworking with kids of all ing for Rivershyre when I ages and all abilities. So, was 15. This is my second I think it was more the year head coaching for coaching aspect, but it was Richland.

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July 11, 2018 — Gwinnett Daily Post  
July 11, 2018 — Gwinnett Daily Post