News for Monday, October 18, 2010


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LAST CHANCE: Duluth grad Vance making most of opportunity

For fifth-year senior Iain Vance, however, suiting up for the Panthers has turned out to be his last chance at a college career. After spending two seasons in Georgia Tech's program as a walk-on kicker and another at Alabama, the Duluth grad has finally gotten his chance at a college football career at GSU.

Cigarettes may have caused fatal fire

BUFORD — A Buford woman died in a house fire this weekend believed to be caused by cigarettes.

Amended report shows one more Barrow school meets AYP

WINDER — Summer retest results helped Russell Middle School in Winder make adequate yearly progress, bringing the total number of Barrow County schools that met state accountability goals to 11.

SPORTS IN BRIEF: Eagles' Lawrence commits to Austin Peay

Eagles’ Lawrence commits to Austin Peay

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GOP's three-level strategy is working

The Republican Party is running a three-level campaign this year that gives its candidates a wealth of advantages — in flexibility, deniability, and determination.

Wesleyan volleyball gets huge challenge

Wesleyan’s volleyball team survived its most difficult first-round pairing Saturday, earning this reward — its toughest-ever second-round match.

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Week 7: Honor roll and defensive player of the week

Who: Norcross’ Demetrius Alston

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Eagles' playmakers step up in big win

Most high school programs would struggle to replace a 6-foot-4, college-level wide receiver. Not Collins Hill.

Blaze causes damage at Norcross KFC

NORCROSS — An apparent accidental fire caused moderate damage to a Kentucky Fried Chicken location in Norcross on Monday afternoon.

Kanoheda Elementary competing for $100K to help art classroom

LAWRENCEVILLE — Roslyn Acosta, a visual arts teacher at Kanoheda Elementary School, is constantly seeking ways to get the materials she needs for her classes.

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Week 7: Honor roll and offensive player of the week

Who: South Gwinnett’s Trevon Walker