News for Saturday, November 1, 2008

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Brookwood 21, South Gwinnett 7

SNELLVILLE - Wade Brogdon didn't miss a kick Friday night.

Collins Hill 31, South Forsyth 28

SUWANEE - Collins Hill running back Charles Perkins was a Halloween nightmare for the South Forsyth defense, but the leg of kicker Craig Tanguay was the final nail in the coffin as the Eagles edged South Forsyth 31-28 on Friday.

GAC 62, Cross Keys 0

NORCROSS - Greater Atlanta Christian's Taylor Bruner returned the opening kickoff 66 yards and Stephen Atwater scored three plays later to set the tone for a 62-0 blowout of Cross Keys on a cool and crisp Friday night at Spartans Stadium.

Quick, lock the bedroom door - she's angry again

Is she crazy, is she hormonal or is she finally telling her truths?

Shelter kitchen opens for homeless in Atlanta

ATLANTA - The beds are warm in the homeless shelter at Peachtree and Pine Streets, but dinner often is another matter.

Man accused of foreclosure fraud scheme

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Snellville man is behind bars for scheming to capitalize on the current mortgage meltdown by bilking cash from at-risk homeowners, police said.

Police: Doctor a swindler Hindu leader accused of defrauding woman

DULUTH - Gwinnett police said a lengthy investigation has revealed a prominent, Gwinnett-based Hindu leader as a fake doctor who's bilked followers of thousands, at least.

World Briefs

US deaths in Iraq hit wartime low in October

People Briefs

Joaquin Phoenix quits movies to focus on music

Central Gwinnett 35, Meadowcreek 9

NORCROSS - In a football game that saw both teams use no-huddle offenses, Central Gwinnett crushed Meadowcreek 35-9 on Friday as the Black Knights' defense completely shut down the Mustangs and quarterback Sean Frezell in a Region 8-AAAAA game.

Parkview 35, Shiloh 0

SNELLVILLE - Behind Brandon Jacobs' 213 rushing yards and two touchdowns, Parkview clinched a berth in the Region 8-AAAAA playoffs Friday night by defeating Shiloh 35-0 at Shiloh Community Stadium.

Korea Children's Choir makes stop at Hull Middle

DULUTH - Richard Hull Middle principal Denise Showell believes it's important to show appreciation for the diversity in the school's student population.

Georgia-Florida rivalry recharged after last year's stomp

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida's Derrick Harvey was at the bottom of the pile, trying unsuccessfully to strip the ball out of Knowshon Moreno's grasp.

Bowden bones up on Georgia Tech's 'wishbone'

ATLANTA - Leave it to Bobby Bowden to provide an old twist to the debate about what to call Georgia Tech's offense.

Election officials working on absentee ballot problem

LAWRENCEVILLE - Officials say they are trying to work out problems with people receiving absentee ballots.

Gwinnett Grads: New opportunities

When Zach Lankford's picture pops up on the Alabama-Birmingham football page, it's eye-catching. Thanks to the hair.

Apalachee 55, Madison County 35

WINDER - After the seniors on the Apalachee football team rung the victory bell in the end zone following the team's 55-35 win over Madison County, the Wildcats were one toll closer to their goal for the season - playoffs.

GMC 42, Hebron 28

MILLEDGEVILLE - Hebron Christian ended its first varsity football season Friday night with a nice rally, but fell just short in a 42-28 loss at Georgia Military.

Nation Briefs

3 killed as boat runs aground off Miami Beach

Governor's job isn't easy, and that's no bull

Where in the world is George? I'm not talking about George W. I know where that George is. He has donned his flight suit and is preparing to jet to Wall Street where he will land in front of the empty Merrill Lynch building festooned with a "Mission Accomplished" banner.

Peachtree Ridge 20, Norcross 7

NORCROSS - Peachtree Ridge linebacker Kevin Minter had never been so amped up for one play.

Woman dies in shooting; husband hurt

NORCROSS - A domestic dispute turned deadly in Norcross on Thursday night.

Barrow to elect first new sheriff in 20 years

LAWRENCEVILLE - Barrow County voters on Tuesday will be asked to choose a candidate to replace a sheriff who had been in office for 20 years.

Election Day brings us a return to normal life

I don't know about you, but I, for one, will be glad when this whole election process is over, no matter who wins.

County to hold job fair for certified teachers

DULUTH - With nine new facilities scheduled to open in August, Gwinnett County Public Schools is seeking educators to join Georgia's largest school district.

Wesleyan 49, Athens Christian 6

NORCROSS - Wesleyan will go into the Class A state playoffs with seven consecutive victories. One more and the Wolves will have a school-record winning streak and their first postseason victory since 2003.

Buford 29, Westminster 7

ATLANTA - Cody Getz rushed for two touchdowns and Daniel Villafuerte kicked three field goals as No. 1 Buford defeated a spirited Westminster squad 29-7 at Allen E. Thompson Stadium in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

Mill Creek 56, Northview 14

HOSCHTON - Mill Creek scored 35 unanswered points in the second half to break open a close game and defeat Northview 56-14 Friday night.

Dacula 17, Berkmar 3

LILBURN - Opportunity knocked for both teams in Friday night's important Region 8-AAAAA clash between Dacula and Berkmar.

North Gwinnett 53, Duluth 0

SUWANEE - The trick for North Gwinnett was not to overlook Duluth on Friday night to help set up a real treat for next week.

I could always count on learning a thing or two from my parents

As though it was just yesterday, not the too-many-years-to-count that it really was, I can hear my daddy clearly. He'd pull back his shoulders, raise an eyebrow and point his finger at me - always with great meaning - and say, "Little girl, I'm about to learn you a thing or two."

Gladiators get routed on road

BILOXI, Miss. - The Mississippi Sea Wolves scored early and often, paying the Gwinnett Gladiators for a similarly lopsided win in the season opener.

Spiritual Calendar

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Myrtle Broome

Myrtle Davis Broome, age 95 of Medical Arts Nursing Facilities, formerly of Alpharetta, GA. passed away Thursday, October 30, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Sunday, November 2 ...

Kevin Huminski

Kevin Huminski, age 31, of Dacula, GA, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2008. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory 770-945-9345

Darrell Copeland, Sr.

Darrell N. Copeland, Sr., age 78, of Conyers, died Thursday, October 30, 2008. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Olde Town Chapel, (770)483-7208

Ellean Gravitt

Mrs. Ellean Buice Gravitt, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edison Gravitt; son-in-law, Burl ...

Joel Rojas, Sr.

Joel Rojas Sr., age 67, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away October 31, 2008. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411

David North

David Andrew North, age 20, of Lilburn, GA went to be with his Lord on October 30, 2008 at Egleston Children's Hospital after a 5 year battle with Leukemia. He ...