ABBOTT, Denise
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Denise Abbott, age 55, of Woodstock, GA passed away July 30, 2015 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Grant Abbott and son Cody Abbott. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 11:00 am at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Marietta. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 6 until 8 pm at the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered at www.woodstockfuneralhome.com. Woodstock Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 770-926-3107
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BAGWELL, June B.
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June B. Bagwell age 76 of Canton, Ga died on Saturday August 1, 2015 at the Heritage Hospice in, Marietta, GA  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM Tuesday August 4, 2015 from the Chapel of the Darby Funeral Home , interment in the Cherokee Memorial, Park Rev. Troy Milford and Rev. Allen Day will officiate. Family will receive friends on Sunday from 3PM – 6 PM and Monday 2PM-4PM and 6PM – 8 PM Survivors include , Husband James Bagwell, Canton, GA, Son and daughter-in-law, Greg & Teresa Howell, Canton, GA  Daughters and son-in-law , Jerrie Lynn Johnson, Canton, GA , Stephany & Shane Hartman, Canton, GA and Nancy Clackum, Canton, GA  Step Son Stephen Bagwell, Canton , GA  Step Daughter Jennifer & Steve Major, Canton. Grandchildren Chasitie Johnson, Chanson Johnson, Cheslie Johnson, Dakotah Hartman, Wyatt Howell, Jacob Howell, Hannah Bagwell, John Bagwell, Rachel Major, Megan Major. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations to Chalcedonia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Fund. The caring staff of the Darby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Disastrous road trip continues for Atlanta
by The Associated Press
August 02, 2015 12:52 AM | 896 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Braves reliever David Aardsma hangs his head after giving up a three-run home run to the Phillies’ Freddy Galvis in the sixth inning of Saturday’s game. 
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Braves reliever David Aardsma hangs his head after giving up a three-run home run to the Phillies’ Freddy Galvis in the sixth inning of Saturday’s game.
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PHILADELPHIA — Odubel Herrera, Freddy Galvis and Cameron Rupp all homered as the surging Philadelphia Phillies set a season high for scoring in a 12-2 victory over the slumping Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. Ryan Howard had three hits with a double and an RBI for the Phillies, who are a major league-best 12-2 since the All-Star break after setting a club record with 62 losses before it. At 41-64, Philadelphia still has the worst mark in baseball. Maikel Franco had two doubles and two RBIs, Herrera had three hits and Cesar Hernandez and Galvis each had two as the Phillies pounded out 15 hits. Nick Markakis homered for Atlanta, which has lost a season-high six straight — all on the road. The Braves have dropped 13 of their last 14 away from Turner Field, and nine of their last 10 overall. Aaron Nola (2-1) settled down after the first inning to earn his second career victory in his third start. The 22-year-old right-hander allowed two runs and five hits in five innings, with three strikeouts and no walks. Matt Wisler (5-2), also a 22-year-old rookie, had his worst start in his eighth career outing, allowing seven runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. Markakis homered leading off the game, and the Braves tacked on another run in the first on A.J. Pierzynski’s RBI single for a 2-0 advantage. However, Nola gave up two hits in four scoreless innings after that. Phillies relievers Elvis Araujo, Hector Neris and Dalier Hinojosa then combined to allowed one hit in four scoreless innings, lowering the bullpen’s ERA to 1.68 in the last 14 games. After getting a run back in the bottom of the first, Philadelphia totaled 11 runs in the middle three innings. Franco tied it at 2 in the fourth by running through the stop sign at third on Howard’s single to center. Rupp put Philadelphia in front with his second homer of the season, a three-run shot to left, later in the inning. Herrera’s long drive to the second deck in right and Domonic Brown’s RBI single scored two runs in the fifth, giving Philadelphia a 7-2 lead. Howard scored on Brown’s hit after jarring the ball loose from catcher Pierzynski on a headfirst slide into home plate, a call that was upheld after a video review. Galvis’ three-run homer to right highlighted Philadelphia’s five-run sixth inning against right-hander David Aardsma that put the Phillies ahead by 10. The Phillies have turned things around dramatically on the mound and at the plate in the second half. Since the break, Phillies starters are 8-2 with a 3.64 ERA after ranking last in the majors by going 18-49 with a 5.44 ERA prior to it. Offensively, Philadelphia has averaged 5.57 runs since the break after scoring an MLB-low 3.38 runs per contest before the break. Howard has 32 RBIs in his last 34 games. UP NEXT The teams wrap up the four-game series this afternoon when Braves RHP Julio Teheran (6-6, 4.71) faces Philadelphia LHP Adam Morgan (2-2, 4.05). Morgan is a former Kell High School standout
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Etowah coach Dave Svehla was one of the coaches who got a headstart on others, putting the Eagles’ football players through their first practice with pads Saturday — the first day permitted by the Georgia High School Association. Etowah was one of a limited number of the county’s six programs to work out in pads Saturday.
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Etowah coach Dave Svehla was one of the coaches who got a headstart on others, putting the Eagles’ football players through their first practice with pads Saturday — the first day permitted by the Georgia High School Association. Etowah was one of a limited number of the county’s six programs to work out in pads Saturday.
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Etowah gets jump on county neighbors with ‘much different’ environment
by Emily Horos
ehoros@cherokeetribune.com
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Etowah coach Dave Svehla was one of the coaches who got a headstart on others, putting the Eagles’ football players through their first practice with pads Saturday — the first day permitted by the Georgia High School Association. Etowah was one of a limited number of the county’s six programs to work out in pads Saturday.
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Etowah coach Dave Svehla was one of the coaches who got a headstart on others, putting the Eagles’ football players through their first practice with pads Saturday — the first day permitted by the Georgia High School Association. Etowah was one of a limited number of the county’s six programs to work out in pads Saturday.
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Etowah’s football team was one of the first in the county to strap on pads Saturday morning, the first day permitted by the Georgia High School Association. Eagles coach Dave Svehla said the atmosphere on the field was improved with the first day of practice falling on a Saturday. “The first day of pads is always interesting, but, in Cherokee County, a lot of times, you are in school,” Svehla said. “To have it on a Saturday morning was great. We were able to have the music going in the stadium. We had parents there helping do some cleanup work. There was just activity. It was much different than the typical first day in pads.” Teams were required to hold five days of heat conditioning, beginning no earlier than July 25. Cherokee County’s six high schools put in their conditioning days last week and were eligible to practice in pads as early as Saturday, although a few will wait until Monday, the first day of school. First-year River Ridge coach Tyler Wynn said he planned practice in pads for the first time Monday in order to give his players the weekend off, while Cherokee opted to hold its picture day Saturday instead of practice. With Monday being the first day of school in Cherokee County, it also marks the cutoff for enrolling in school and joining a football team. Schools in Cherokee County are considered community schools, which means students attend based on where they live, and a change of residence is required to change schools. That isn’t the case everywhere, but Svehla is happy with how things work in Cherokee County. “Some places, you have a kid playing football at one school, and the next year, he is at another school and doesn’t change residences,” he said. “The belief is that gives them a competitive advantage, and maybe it does, but I love the idea that our players are playing football with the kids that they grew up with.” Svehla couldn’t tell much from the first day of practice, as players can be a bit skittish their first day wearing pads and making contact. He said some of the question marks could remain until the team is under the lights against Marietta on Aug. 21. For the second consecutive year, Etowah will not be holding a scrimmage prior to the season. “We just want our guys to play aggressively and courageously,” Svehla said. “It’s interesting to see who is able to flip that switch on when the lights come on.” Creekview, which finished its conditioning Saturday and is having team photos taken today, will get into pads Monday. The Grizzlies will have just four days in pads before facing Lambert in its first of two scrimmages Creekview coach Terry Crowder opted to forego spring practice in order to hold a second scrimmage. Creekview’s other preseason opponent will be Cherokee on Aug. 14.
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