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Beachy to start for Gwinnett on Tuesday

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Atlanta Braves' right-hander Brandon Beachy is slated to make his fourth minor league injury rehab start for the Gwinnett Braves on Tuesday, July 9 at Coolray Field, a 6:05 PM game against the Norfolk Tides. Beachy is on Atlanta's disabled list as he recovers from 2012 "Tommy John" surgery.

The 26-year-old pitcher initially began his rehab on May 19 and made five minor league starts between Class-A Rome, Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett. He went 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA (8 ER in 22.0 IP) in those outings, including May 29 with Rome vs. Charleston (win, 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER) and June 3 with Mississippi at Chattanooga (win, 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER).

Bulls hold off G-Braves, 1-0

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Entering Sunday night's contest, the Durham Bulls (56-35) had the top scoring offense in the International League, but they were held to just one run in the two-game series against the Gwinnett Braves (38-53). That one run was enough to beat the G-Braves on Sunday, however, as the Bulls earned a series split with a 1-0 win at Coolray Field.

Right-handers Merrill Kelly and Josh Lueke combined on the four-hit shutout four Durham. Kelly (W, 3-0) was on top of his game, mixing his fastball and changeup to baffle the Gwinnett hitters. In 7.0 innings, he allowed three hits, walked three and struck out two. Lueke (S, 11) followed with a 2.0-inning save, giving up one hit and striking out four.

Gwinnett Braves starter David Hale (L, 3-4) was the tough-luck loser, hurling a season-high 7.1 innings, scattering six hits and allowing one earned run. Hale worked his fourth-straight quality start despite the loss.

List of 4th of July holiday events rescheduled

(WXIA) -- Some events in and around metro Atlanta have been postponed due to the heavy rains expected through Friday.

EVENT CALENDAR | List of scheduled events

Here's our current list of cancellations:

Cauble Park in Acworth was the chosen site for fireworks and festivities on Thursday, but Captain Mark Cheatham of the Acworth Police Department said the annual Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks will now be held Friday, July 19.

The Allatoona Yacht Club (Lake Allatoona, Cartersville, GA) cancelled their fireworks display. The new date is July 20 with a back up rain date of July 26.

Lawrenceville man charged in Fla. kidnapping

Lawrenceville man charged in Fla. kidnapping

JACKSON, Miss. -- Two men are in custody facing federal charges linked to the alleged kidnapping of a woman who walked into a Mississippi police station saying she had been abducted in Florida.

The FBI filed charges Tuesday against 57-year-old Ruperto Moncillo Flores and 31-year-old Jacobo Feliciano-Francisco, also known as Uriel Castillo-Ochoa.

Flores, of Lawrenceville, is charged with violating the federal Mann Act, which prohibits the transporting of any person in interstate or foreign commerce with the intent that such person engage in prostitution or any sexual activity for which any person can be charged with a criminal offense.

Feliciano-Francisco, of Hattiesburg, Miss., is charged with kidnapping.

Both are being held without bond.

Local family laced together by Peachtree Road Race

ATLANTA -- With the AJC Peachtree Race closing in, we received a Facebook message asking if we would help a wonderful family and their beloved father and grandfather secure a race number. 

This is a story of tradition, family and Atlanta. It's the story of an Emory trained dentist who thought his running days were over and his annual run with loved ones through the streets of the city were over. But for Dr. Jennings Bristol it is just the beginning. 

Dr. Bristol was on track to missing his first Peachtree Road Race since the 1970's when he had a light stroke on January 7. 

Because of the stroke and weakness on one side of his body,  Dr. Bristol figured the race on July 4th was out of the question; he didn't even send in his application. However, he managed to get a race number. 

Crews on scene of Snellville house fire

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County authorities are on the scene of a house fire in Snellville. 

According to authorities, the fire started on the 3700 block of Lamar Way. Crews are reporting that heavy smoke and fire is visible, coming from the scene. 

No further information was immediately available. 

School district building curriculum committee

School district building curriculum committee

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Public Schools is looking for parents and community members interested in joining a curriculum committee.

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The district-wide GEMS Oversight Committee aims to review and provide input about local curriculum, and recommend changes to the superintendent. Members serve three-year terms.

Anyone interested in applying must turn in their applications no later than Sept. 16. Learn more and download an application at gwinnett.k12.ga.us.