News for Saturday, October 9, 2010

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Chamber vows to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit

"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized."These words were spoken by Daniel Burnham, one of Chicago's most famous architects and urban planners at the turn of the 20th century. It was that attitude that inspired generations to invest time, talent and treasure into a city and region that has emerged as of the world's largest local economies.

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Back on track: Georgia capitalizes on 3 Vol turnovers to ruin Dooley's return

ATHENS -- At least one struggling Southeastern Conference team knew it was going to get well in Saturday's game between Georgia and Tenneseee.And it turned out to be the host Bulldogs, who cashed in on three Volunteer turnovers for 17 points to build up a big halftime lead en route to a 41-14 victory before an announced crowd of 92,746 at Sanford Stadium.

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Bannister's career hurt by disputes

As a career politician in the Georgia Legislature, Charles Bannister was known to fly under the radar.

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James' return home doesn't go as planned

ATHENS -- Saturday's homecoming to north Georgia wasn't exactly what Ju'Wuan James had in mind.A 41-14 loss to the host Georgia Bulldogs before an announced 92,746 fans at Sanford Stadium only deepened what has been a difficult first half of the season for his Tennessee team.

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Norcross community does some fall cleaning

Hundreds of people came to downtown Norcross on Saturday in vehicles loaded up with old computer equipment and bags of paper to shred.

Broncos top Grayson for 8-AAAAA title

LILBURN -- Friday Brookwood volleyball players attended Emory University's match against Lee University, where they met players, toured the locker room and listened in on a pregame strategy meeting.

Tech notes: Jackets' defense coming around

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech has lost just one of his past 15 homecoming games, with Virginia defeating the Yellow Jackets 24-17 in 2008.Al Groh was the Cavaliers' coach then. On Saturday, he was on the opposite sideline as Georgia Tech's defensive coordinator.

Allen comes alive

ATLANTA -- With Jonathan Dwyer watching from the sidelines during a weekend off, Anthony Allen put on a performance worthy of the former ACC offensive player of the year now with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

QB Little big for Panthers

ATLANTA -- Drew Little continues to leave little doubt that he's earned the starting quarterback job at Georgia State.The redshirt freshman from McDonough had his fourth straight impressive start on Saturday in leading the Panthers to a 55-21 win over Savannah State at the Georgia Dome. Little was again efficient while directing the Georgia State offense and completed 16 of 25 passes for 166 yards and four touchdowns.

Work on HOT lanes continues

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Work will continue this week on the Interstate 85 HOT lanes project, with overnight lane closures scheduled.

One killed in accident with county transit van

One person died and another suffered serious injuries Saturday in a crash involving a Gwinnett County Transit van, authorities said.

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James' return home doesn't go as planned

ATHENS — Saturday’s homecoming to north Georgia wasn’t exactly what Ju’Wuan James had in mind.

NATION IN BRIEF: John Lennon's 70th celebrated in Central Park

John Lennon’s 70th celebrated in Central Park

Taste of Home Cooking School to stop in Gwinnett

The Taste of Home Cooking School will be visiting Gwinnett soon, offering locals the chance to learn delicious new recipes directly from a culinary expert.

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BRODER: Timing could not be better for Republican Rob Portman

CLEVELAND — There is a pattern to the political life of Rob Portman, as he reflected over dinner the other night. It is one that has brought him to the verge of victory in the Ohio Senate race, and conceivably could make him the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

School's out on Monday

LAWRENCEVILLE — Students and teachers in Gwinnett County Public Schools have a day off Monday.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Irvin stuns Dems by attending Republican fundraiser

Democrats were surprised recently when one of the party’s most loyal members attended a Republican fundraiser.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Stan Lee joins with MTV for comic series

Stan Lee joins with MTV for comic series

WORLD IN BRIEF: Pakistan to reopen NATO border crossing

Pakistan to reopen NATO border crossing

Tech notes: Jackets' defense coming around

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech has lost just one of his past 15 homecoming games, with Virginia defeating the Yellow Jackets 24-17 in 2008.

Myrtia Mardis

Myrtia May Mardis (Ray) 85 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Oct. 2, 2010. She was born in Scottsburg County, IN May 4, 1925 to the late Ezra and Aurelia (Broady ...

Evelyn Lane

Evelyn William Lane, age 67 of Atlanta, Ga passed away September 29, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Reginald Boyd

Reginald Eugene Boyd, age 40 of Atlanta, Ga passed away October 4, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Curtis Lewis

Curtis Earl Lewis age 78, of Tucker ,GA died Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Peggy Gregory

Peggy H. Gregory, age 63 of Norcross, GA, passed away October 7, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Mary Crockett

Mary H. Crockett, age 88 of Acworth, Ga passed away October 6, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Fred Sumner

Fred Owen Sumner age 74 of Stone Mountain, GA passed away October 7, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Michael Hester

Michael Clay Hester, age 41 of Norcross, GA, passed away October 7, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Marie Pickford

Marie Pickford, age 85 of Alpharetta, Ga passed away October 5, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

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