News for Monday, August 23, 2010

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North's Saint-Armour a relentless leader

Football coaches typically don't like their offensive linemen to be nice guys. They would rather them be mean and nasty. North Gwinnett's Manrey Saint-Armour knows how to balance both.

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Gwinnett takes 3 of 4 from Cobb at Corky Kell

The first Corky Kell Classic to feature a full slate of Gwinnett vs. Cobb matchups swung Gwinnett's way. Barely.

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PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Blue Devils' Poole shines in first start

In his first varsity start at quarterback, Matt Poole saw more adversity than his coaches expected. First, the rain came on Friday. Then the lightning, which postponed the game a day, split the game into two parts.

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Water towers, longtime landmarks, being dismantled

NORCROSS -- For three decades, two massive water towers along Interstate 85 have signaled that Davida Baker is nearly home.

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GAC's Brogdon picks Virginia

Malcolm Brogdon already figured to be a hot commodity after leading Greater Atlanta Christian to its first state boys basketball championship since 1977 and earning the Daily Post's Boys Player of the Year award last season.

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Force returns to Arena

DULUTH -- The theme surrounding Monday's news conference announcing the return of arena football to the Arena at Gwinnett Center was a combination of a return of an old tenant and a new beginning.

Police ID man found slain from beating

LILBURN -- A 46-year-old Lilburn man found dead beside a home one morning last week was beaten to death, police said Monday.

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Expanded GGC returns to class

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Homero Gonzales laughed at the idea of a traffic jam on the campus of Georgia Gwinnett College, but for a few minutes Monday, the college's first day of classes, that's what he saw.

Enrollment count finds numbers up

SUWANEE -- Gwinnett County Public Schools has grown by nearly 1,300 students in the past week.

Snellville approves rezoning along Scenic Highway

SNELLVILLE -- City leaders voted unanimously Monday to approve the rezoning of two parcels of land in the city -- a 6.41 acre parcel located at 1580 Janmar Road, and a 4.58 acre parcel at 1575 Scenic Highway. A vacant car dealership and Home Depot Landscape Center formerly occupied these two sites.

Student accused of having knife

HOSCHTON -- A Mill Creek High School student turned himself in Saturday after school resource officers found a folding knife in his possession Thursday morning.

60 days dealt for cat's attacker

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Braselton man pleaded guilty Monday to knifing a cat's throat last year and was sentenced to serve 60 days in jail, an official said.

PREP ROUNDUP: Black Knights blank St. Pius

Kaitlyn Hussey pitched a two-hit shutout to lead Central Gwinnett to a 3-0 victory over St. Pius on Monday.

Bond set in foreclosure fraud case

Rockdale County Superior Court Judge David Irwin ordered a $100,000 bond for charges relating to foreclosure fraud for an Atlanta man who claimed to be a sovereign citizen and apparently "no team player in the World Cup," the judge said.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Firm to pay $52M in Minneapolis bridge collapse

MINNEAPOLIS -- After enduring countless surgeries and hours of court hearings, victims of the deadly 2007 Minneapolis Interstate 35W bridge collapse reached the end of their legal fight after an engineering firm agreed to pay $52.4 million to settle scores of lawsuits.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Gang-rapists attack nearly 200 women

JOHANNESBURG -- Rwandan and Congolese rebels gang-raped nearly 200 women and some baby boys over four days within miles of a U.N. peacekeepers' base in an eastern Congo mining district, an American aid worker and a Congolese doctor said Monday.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Wayne Newton worried about stars' futures

WASHINGTON -- Wayne Newton is worried that fame is coming too easily to today's young stars.In a recent interview in Washington, Newton says it's pretty frightening to think that one day someone can be totally unheard of and the next they could be on the lips of practically everybody in the world. He said that what they don't realize is that fame goes as quickly as it comes.

Some Mass. towns give up on marijuana enforcement

BOSTON -- Some Massachusetts towns have given up enforcing a law that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, saying the law is written with too many loopholes to be effective.

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Tiger Woods, wife officially divorced

Tiger Woods and his Swedish-born wife officially divorced Monday, nine months after his middle-of-the night car crash outside their home set off shocking revelations that the world's most famous athlete had been cheating on her through multiple affairs.

Police: Lilburn man, 46, was beaten to death

LILBURN -- A 46-year-old Lilburn man found dead beside a home one morning last week was beaten to death, police said Monday.

FIRE REPORTS: 2 hospitalized in home fire, Complex damaged by blaze

STONE MOUNTAIN -- Two people in their 60s were hospitalized after a fire this morning in the 700 block of Mountainbrooke Circle near Stone Mountain, officials said. A neighbor reported the fire about 6 a.m. Monday, and fire crews found the one-story home engulfed in flames upon arrival, said Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge.

BISHER: Curry giving his all to GSU football

Bill Curry has snapped an oblate spheroid to Bart Starr at Green Bay.

G-BRAVES NOTES: Hicks, Timmons go on DL

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Brandon Hicks shuttle between Gwinnett and Atlanta has been shut down for awhile. The shortstop broke his right index finger in his first game back with the G-Braves on Friday in Charlotte.

Glaus returns to action in G-Braves' win

LAWRENCEVILLE — Troy Glaus looked comfortable back at third base as he began his rehab assignment with Gwinnett on Monday night at Coolray Field.

60 days dealt for cat's attacker

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Braselton man pleaded guilty Monday to knifing a cat’s throat last year and was sentenced to serve 60 days in jail, an official said.

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North's Saint-Armour a relentless leader

Football coaches typically don’t like their offensive linemen to be nice guys. They would rather them be mean and nasty.

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PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Blue Devils' Poole shines in first start

In his first varsity start at quarterback, Matt Poole saw more adversity than his coaches expected.

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GAC's Brogdon picks Virginia

Malcolm Brogdon already figured to be a hot commodity after leading Greater Atlanta Christian to its first state boys basketball championship since 1977 and earning the Daily Post’s Boys Player of the Year award last season.

Fire briefs

Two injured in house fire

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Veteran forward Sullivan re-signed by Gwinnett

Last summer, Dan Sullivan was as well-conditioned as he had ever been and excited about a second season with the Gwinnett Gladiators.

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Georgia Aquarium officially honored as world's largest

ATLANTA -- It's official: The Georgia Aquarium is the world's largest fish tank. Alistair Richards with Guinness World Record in London, visited the downtown Atlanta attraction Sunday and presented aquarium President David Kimmel with a certificate naming it the world's largest aquarium.

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