News for Saturday, December 10, 2011

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Sunday sales begin in Dacula

Dacula starts selling beer and wine Dec. 11.

GMC accepting patients again after computer virus scare

Gwinnett Medical Center, which was hit by a computer virus on Dec. 7, has stabilized its systems.

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Georgia remembers Munson's 4 decades calling games at service

ATHENS -- Larry Munson was remembered Saturday for his devotion to his beloved Bulldogs in almost 43 years as the voice of Georgia football.. Munson was 89 when he died on Nov. 20 of complications from pneumonia.. Michael Munson said at the memorial service that his father died while wearing

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Shadowbrook Baptist hosts event for the community

Shadowbrook Baptist Church of Suwanee hosted Christmas in the Park as a gift to the community.

Budget hearing scheduled Tuesday

Commissioners to have long day of meetings.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: McClain, Korom announce commission campaigns

Two people begin commission campaigns.

TV show for parents airs Monday

The school district's educational channel is airing the season premiere of ParenTVision at 8 p.m. Monday.

Road closures, Dec. 11 through 18

Gwinnett County road closures, Dec. 11 through 18

Gwinnett deputy charged with DUI after Walton County wreck

Deputy resigned following DUI arrest

Police ID fatal stabbing victim

Victim in fatal Duluth stabing ID'd.

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Locals say Christmas tree farm a full-time job

Thompsons sell about 500 trees each Christmas season

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Title loss not what Buford has come to expect

Painful loss ends record streak of four straight state championships

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Snellville PD helps needy kids with Christmas shopping

15 elementary schoolers do some Christmas shopping with Snellville police officers

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KATHLEEN PARKER: The GOP's death wish

"Anybody but Mitt" has become a familiar mantra throughout the Republican primary campaign. It is also weird and self-defeating.

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O'REILLY: The tax man cometh, and he wasteth my payout

The tax man cometh, and he wasteth my payout. Thirty-five years ago, I was broke, having just graduated from Boston University with a master's degree in broadcast journalism. I was lucky enough to get hired as a reporter in Scranton, Pa., at $150 a week. One problem: I couldn't

Georgia Tech eases past Savannah St. 65-45

Georgia Tech center Daniel Miller dominated both offensively and defensively, scoring 12 points and blocking four shots as the Yellow Jackets defeated Savannah State 65-45 Saturday night

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Ga. Southern takes down Maine 35-23

Quarterback Jaybo Shaw ran for two touchdowns and threw for another Saturday to lead Georgia Southern to a 35-23 win over Maine in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs

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Brickell places eighth at Foot Locker nationals

Peachtree Ridge's Josh Brickell placed eighth at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships.

PREP ROUNDUP: Meadowcreek wrestling makes history

A look at Saturday's Gwinnett prep sports events

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South inches out win over Norcross

South takes down Norcross at GAC

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Georgia remembers Munson's 4 decades calling games at service

ATHENS -- Larry Munson was remembered Saturday for his devotion to his beloved Bulldogs in almost 43 years as the voice of Georgia football.. Munson was 89 when he died on Nov. 20 of complications from pneumonia.. Michael Munson said at the memorial service that his father died while wearing

Sunday sales begin in Dacula

Dacula starts selling beer and wine Dec. 11.

Road closures, Dec. 11 through 18

Gwinnett County road closures, Dec. 11 through 18

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Locals say Christmas tree farm a full-time job

Thompsons sell about 500 trees each Christmas season

GMC accepting patients again after computer virus scare

Gwinnett Medical Center, which was hit by a computer virus on Dec. 7, has stabilized its systems.

Gwinnett Coalition thanks those who have helped the past 20 years

The Gwinnett Coalition of Health and Human Services celebrated its 20 year anniversary on Dec. 6 with a reception to highlight those who have helped them over two decades.

Sky-watchers in Western US get rare treat: a total lunar eclipse

SAN FRANCISCO -- Moon watchers in the western U.S., Hawaii and elsewhere across the globe were treated Saturday to a rare celestial phenomenon: A total lunar eclipse.. For 51 minutes starting at 6:06 a.m. PST, the Earth's shadow completely blocked the moon.. The moon took on a reddish glow, as

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3 women accept Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway -- Three women who fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen accepted the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, calling on repressed women worldwide to rise up against male supremacy.. "My sisters, my daughters, my friends -- find your voice," Liberian President Ellen Johnson

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Shadowbrook Baptist hosts event for the community

Shadowbrook Baptist Church of Suwanee hosted Christmas in the Park as a gift to the community.

Suwanee official pens chapter in college textbook

Suwanee official authors graduate-level textbook chapter

Duluth Police introduce middle school program to combat bullying, drugs

City police force helps out school children.

Dacula Chick-fil-A opens Thursday

The first 100 customers to arrive at the new Chick-fil-A in Dacula will receive one year's worth of free food.

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GOODNEWS: Central Gwinnett Cluster awards first grant

The Central Gwinnett Cluster Foundation has awarded its first grant to students of area schools.

Barrow Fire crowns slimmed-down 'Loser' in competition

Barrow Fire crowns slimmed-down champion in 'Biggest Loser' competition.

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LARSON: Writer helps bereaved move beyond remorse to reinvestment

Patrick Malone is contributing author to 'Inspirational stories for handling the holidays after loss.'

GAB: Get pet photos Sunday with Santa

Animal lovers can bring their cats and dogs to Discover Mills Sunday for a chance to meet Santa and get a picture.

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JENKINS: Getting a head start on the 'nice' list

Examples of how I've been a good boy this year.

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Norcross company secures data in top secret fortresses

Norcross company stores millions of documents, data.

TV show for parents airs Monday

The school district's educational channel is airing the season premiere of ParenTVision at 8 p.m. Monday.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: McClain, Korom announce commission campaigns

Two people begin commission campaigns.

Budget hearing scheduled Tuesday

Commissioners to have long day of meetings.

HALL: Vigil provides much needed support

Ceremony provides necessary comfort for survivors.

ESTHER CEPEDA: Wake me when Decision 2012 is over

CHICAGO — Ugh, is this what it's going to be like until next November? Listening to the campaign's dueling professors -- Barack Obama and Newt Gingrich -- give their views on the topic of the American work ethic, it's starting to feel like

Calif. prison psychologist accused of faking her own rape

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- She split her own lip with a pin, scraped her knuckles with sandpaper and had her friend punch her in the face. Investigators say she even ripped open her blouse, then wet her pants to give the appearance she had been knocked unconscious.. It was all part

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Police identify Va. Tech gunman

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Police are identifying the Virginia Tech gunman as a 22-year-old college student at nearby Radford University.. Police said Friday that Ross Truett Ashley, of Radford, was responsible for killing a Virginia Tech police officer Thursday, triggering a campus-wide lockdown for thousands of students.. Ashley

Patriots triumph in double OT

For three quarters in its Region 8-AAAAA game at Central Gwinnett, Berkmar played from behind and couldn't find a go-to player to jump start a run. But senior Adonai Rogers came to the rescue.

PREP ROUNDUP: Brookwood girls hoops on a roll

Brookwood's Rebecca Walker led all players with 18 points on Friday night and helped the Broncos to a 53-37 win over Dacula in Region 8-AAAAA.

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Rams, Raiders hope to keep each other on the run

LOGANVILLE -- The main theme for tonight's Class AAAAA state championship football game seems obvious enough.

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Dacula's Zito gives coach's take on Grayson-Walton matchup

As coach of the only common opponent of Grayson and Walton this season, Dacula’s Jared Zito has a unique perspective on tonight’s Class AAAAA state title clash. Zito, whose Falcons lost to the Rams 34-14 and to the Raiders 21-13 in the state quarterfinals, breaks down both teams and gives his thoughts as to what each team has to do to win.

Hawks sign veteran McGrady to one-year deal

ATLANTA -- Tracy McGrady says he is ready to surprise skeptics who believe he no longer can perform as an elite NBA player.

Lions' Ramsey commits to CVCC baseball

Peachtree Ridge senior Coltan Ramsey has accepted an offer to pitch for the Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Ala.) baseball program. He is the son of Keelan and Sharon Ramsey.

Hebron to host basketball clinic Saturday

Hebron Christian will host its second annual basketball clinic today from 12:30 to 5 p.m. The sessions will be run by new Hebron athletic director and girls basketball coach Bryan Bartley and NBA veteran Antonio Davis.

PREP ROUNDUP: Brookwood girls hoops on a roll

DACULA -- Brookwood's Rebecca Walker led all players with 18 points on Friday night and helped the Broncos to a 53-37 win over Dacula in Region 8-AAAAA.

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GWINNETT GRADS: Locals involved in 17 bowls

For the next month, college football bowl coverage will be all over the TV. In many of those broadcasts, a Gwinnett product be involved.

Archer's Wyngaert commits to Union College softball

Archer senior Madison Wyngaert has made a commitment to the Union College (Ky.) fastpitch softball program. She is the daughter of Gordon and Julie Wyngaert.

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Georgia remembers Munson's 4 decades calling games at service

ATHENS -- Larry Munson was remembered Saturday for his devotion to his beloved Bulldogs in almost 43 years as the voice of Georgia football.

Daniel Tucker

Daniel Ashley Tucker, age 37, of Bethlehem, GA passed away on December 7, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553.

Benjamin Chaney

Benjamin Tod Chaney, age 47, of Winder, passed away December 8, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.

Cynthia Crawford

Cynthia Meggison Crawford, age 70, of Winder, passed away December 9, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.

Donald Broome

Mr. Donald A. Broome, age 52, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Harris Broom, Sr.; brother, Harry Broome ...

George Elton

George “Mike “ Elton 62 of Lawrenceville passed away December 9, 2011. He is survived by his wife Geraldine Elton. Children; Ben Elton and his wife Anna of Boston ...

Rudolph Davis

Rudolph Davis, 82, of Norcross, GA, died December 8, 2011. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 12th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in ...

Lorenne Mabrey

Mrs. Lorenne Day Mabrey, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, December 08, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband Russell Mabrey. She is survived by her ...

Thaddeus Bokina

Thaddeus “Ted” Bokina, age 89, of Snellville, GA passed away on December 5, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010. www.stewartfh.com

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Buford meets defense like its own

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Sunday sales begin in Dacula

DACULA -- For the first time on a Sunday, the lights will be kept on in the beer and wine aisle in Dacula.