News for Wednesday, October 6, 2010


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Suspect in sex assault turns self in to police

LILBURN -- The man accused of sexually accosting a 14-year-old girl inside a Lilburn Wal-Mart turned himself in to authorities Wednesday night.

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North outlasts Mill Creek for first Area 7-AAAAA crown

SUWANEE -- Mill Creek fought the good fight and the final score didn't do justice to the Hawks' effort. But there was still no stopping North Gwinnett.The Bulldogs, ranked No. 4 in the state, won their first area championship with a 25-13, 25-22, 25-16 sweep of Mill Creek in the 7-AAAAA finals.

Prep Roundup: Broncos battle into region finals

SNELLVILLE — With two wins Wednesday, Brookwood played its way out of the loser’s bracket of the Region 8-AAAAA softball tournament.

HAMMOCK: Georgia needs to look here

For a football program with more than its share of problems right now, both on and off the field, this may seem pretty minor.



Police: 'Toys for Tots' scammer targeting churches

WINDER — The DeKalb County woman who drew the ire of philanthropists last year for scamming the Toys for Tots charity is up to her old ways, Barrow County officials said.

GWINNETT GAB: Fund receives G-Braves grant

Fund receives G-Braves grant

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Quality leader: Hebron's Bishop fuels team with her confidence

As in other sports, it takes more than just physical skills and talent for the average volleyball player to become a leader.

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PARKER: Privacy needs rescue from the voyeurs

The suicide of an 18-year-old Rutgers University student following an unimaginable invasion of his privacy has launched an overdue examination of casual — and possibly criminal — disregard for others’ personal space.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Georgia senators tackle water wars

Georgia’s two senators are putting up their fists in the state’s water wars with Alabama and Florida.

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THOMAS: 'Secretariat' a movie of a another caliber

In 1977, things were similarly gloomy. The misery index under President Jimmy Carter reflected the mood of many Americans. The president would come to speak of an America that had seen its best days and he told us we were going to have to cut back on everything, including our vision of a greater America.

Prospect brings depth

DULUTH — After watching Danick Paquette at the Atlanta Thrashers’ training camp last month, Gwinnett Gladiators head coach Jeff Pyle was not expecting to see the talented rookie forward again.

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ROBINSON: The cash cow of anonymity

The Republican grab for Congress is being funded by a pack of wolves masquerading as a herd of sheep.

Georgia St. ready to roll

ATLANTA — Coming off the best all-around performance of its inaugural season — including riding the first two-game winning streak in its brief history — it would seem Georgia State’s football team is on a bit of a roll.

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DALY: If properly planted, pansies color the winter landscape

The summer annual flowers are beginning to fade with the onset of cooler weather. They will be removed and replaced with winter flowering plants, with pansies being the most popular and widely planted.

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ROBINSON: A mighty argument for marriage equality

The 14th Amendment is a mighty sword, and U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker used it Wednesday to slice and shred all the specious arguments — and I mean all of them — that are used to deny full marriage rights to gay and lesbian Americans. Bigotry has suffered a grievous blow.

Charges bound over in shooting of 13-year-old

LAWRENCEVILLE — The man charged with January’s accidental shooting death of a 13-year-old Lawrenceville boy told police he was intoxicated and firing shots into the air for no reason, officials testified Wednesday.

Mill Creek claims 7-AAAAA's No. 3 seed

HOSCHTON — After both Mill Creek and Duluth locked down a postseason bid with victories in Tuesday’s action at the Region 7-AAAAA tournament, third place and the region’s No. 3 seed in the upcoming state playoffs were the next prizes up for grabs.

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John Fichtner

John Martin Fichtner, 86, of Duluth, GA, died October 4, 2010. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 8th, at Peachtree Memorial Park in Norcross. The ...

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Louis Moon, Sr.

Louis Edward Moon Sr, 73, of Buford, GA, died, September 23, 2010, at the Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, GA. Services and viewing will be held Friday, October 8, 2010 ...

Alicia Mcnair

Alicia Glenn McNair, age 72 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away October 3, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010

Donald Hoover

Donald Lee Hoover, age 62 of Bethlehem, passed away Monday, October 4, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM on Thursday, October 7, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of ...

Brenda Roberts

Brenda Marshall Roberts, age 65 of Lawrenceville passed away, Monday, October 4, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 7, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Jessie Collins

Mrs. Jessie Dean Phillips Collins, age 102, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Collins; parents, John and ...

Mike Wells

Mr. Mike Wells, age 37, of Buford, GA and the Rest Haven Community passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010. He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen R ...

Margarte Gaddy

Margarte C. Gaddy, age 68 of Doraville, GA died October 1, 2010. Funeral arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

James Harrison

James M. Harrison, 85, of Auburn, GA, died October 5, 2010. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 7th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home ...