News for Saturday, October 2, 2010

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Tech rallies past Wake

Joshua Nesbitt shook a rough start with a brilliant fourth quarter, throwing a 9-yard touchdown pass to Correy Earls with 15 seconds left in Georgia Tech's 24-20 comeback win over Wake Forest on Saturday night.

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: National Achievement Scholarship semifinalists named

This week, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of more than 1,600 black high school seniors who have been designated semifinalists in the 47th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program.

Photo essay of Norcross on display at Welcome Center

Art lovers can get an idea of how Charles Harbin imagines Norcross with an exhibit of the city's resident photojournalist's work.

Georgia's slide continues

Linebacker Jon Major recovered Caleb King's fumble as Georgia was setting up for the go-ahead field goal in the closing minutes and Colorado handed the Bulldogs their fourth straight loss 29-27 Saturday night.

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JENKINS: From 76 trombones down to 3

A passage from Don McLean's classic "American Pie" describes an event that, apparently, could never happen at a modern high school: "The players tried to take the field," he says, but "the marching band refused to yield."

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Nice day for a run: Hundreds turn out for Georgia Race for Autism at fairgrounds

With a plastic light saber in hand, 8-year-old Anthony Schandel led his family, dubbed "Team Jedi," in the 1-mile fun run during Saturday's Georgia Race for Autism.Photo slide show inside

Toll lane work set to begin

Now that the weather has cooled, the HOT work is beginning. Overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin Monday on a project to convert Gwinnett's high-occupancy vehicle lanes into high-occupancy toll lanes. The project along Interstate 85 from Chamblee-Tucker Road to Old Peachtree Road includes the installation of 16 miles of fiber and signage, mostly in the inside lanes of the interstate.

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Gwinnett's public safety agencies show off tools of the trade

Gwinnett County's public safety agencies want residents to know what they do to keep the community safe.Photo slide show inside

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Festival draws thousands to downtown Lawrenceville

Terrell Hamlet had never been to a rib-eating festival before Saturday. The junior at Georgia Gwinnett College heard about the event and decided to attend and "have a little fun."Photo slide show inside

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Norcross festival sees big crowd

Thousands of people packed the streets of downtown Norcross on Saturday for the Norcross Art Fest.

Surviving 3-year-old of fatal crash succumbs to injuries

A 3-year-old boy who was hospitalized following a car crash earlier this week in North Carolina that killed his parents and siblings has died.

Fire Prevention Week kicks off

National Fire Prevention Week kicks off Monday, and in Gwinnett, the entire month of October has been designated to raise awareness about fire safety.

Gwinnett Medical Center on 'Best Places to Work' list

Gwinnett Medical Center headlined a handful of Gwinnett companies named to Atlanta Business Chronicle's recent listing of the metro area's "Best Places to Work."

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Olde Town: Lilburn examines its history as it turns 100

Over its history, the land has been many things, but Lilburn is a railroad town.

Thrashers dealt another 1-goal loss

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nikita Filatov scored his second of the game with 4:53 remaining to send the Columbus Blue Jackets off to Sweden -- where they will open the regular season -- on a high note with a 4-3 victory over the winless Atlanta Thrashers 4-3 on Saturday night.

Proper car seat use crucial, Barrow Co. officials remind

The statistics are alarming. About three of every four car seats are used improperly, which puts children at unnecessary risk even during run-of-the-mill trips to the grocery store, the Department of Community Health's Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response has found.

Workshop offers women entrepreneurial training

A local sorority chapter and its nonprofit affiliate have partnered with State Farm to offer free training for aspiring female entrepreneurs.

PREP ROUNDUP: Providence wins 2nd region crown

ATLANTA -- Providence Christian held off Mt. Pisgah to win 5-4 and take home the Region 5-A championship Saturday, just the second region title for the Stars. The last was in 2000 when they won state.

Suwanee's Festa della Pasta offers romantic outdoor date night

The city of Suwanee is offering an easy and affordable way for local residents to reconnect with that special someone.

Gardening events to feature Dooley book signing

Gardening enthusiasts will want to flock to Gwinnett Technical College on Oct. 15.

NATION IN BRIEF: NY woman is 7th person killed in Northeast storm

NY woman is 7th person killed in Northeast storm

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Libertarians say vote 'no' on ballot issues

Libertarians this year aren’t just campaigning for office, but they are also campaigning against referenda on November ballots.

GSU NOTES: Panthers continue to set high marks

ATLANTA — Just five games into its inaugural season, Georgia State’s football record book isn’t yet very thick.

WORLD IN BRIEF: 3 policemen investigated in Ecuador revolt

3 policemen investigated in Ecuador revolt

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Singer Mars facing felony cocaine charge

Singer Mars facing felony cocaine charge

ROAD CLOSURES

• Alcovy Road from Alcovy Springs Drive to Sweetgum Road will require intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through December 2011 for roadway improvements associated with Sugarloaf Parkway extension.

Gwinnett Medical Center on 'Best Places to Work' list

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett Medical Center headlined a handful of Gwinnett companies named to Atlanta Business Chronicle’s recent listing of the metro area’s “Best Places to Work.”

Gilbert Marquez

Gilbert F. Marquez, age 90 of Buford, Ga passed away September 27, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Cheryl Sampson

Cheryl Joyce Sampson, age 62 of Woodstock, Ga passed away September 27, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Annie Martin

Annie Fay Martin, age 90, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, October 1, 2010. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 770-967-5555

James Riley

James A. Riley, age 72 of Marietta, Ga passed away September 1, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Millard Worley

Mr. Millard "Shorty" Worley, age 75 of Griffin, GA passed away September 29, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

Gregory Bradford

Gregory Thomas Bradford, age 62 of Alpharetta, Ga passed away September 27, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Marge Adams

Mrs. Marge Adams age 81 of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Windford Waycaster

Mr. Winford Waycaster, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2010. He was preceded in death by his son, James Donald Waycaster; and grandson, Chris Waycaster ...

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