News for Sunday, December 11, 2011

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Grayson beats Walton 24-0 for first state title

Grayson played Walton in the Class AAAAA state championship in the Georgia Dome.

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.

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.

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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Grayson beats Walton 24-0 for first state title

Grayson played Walton in the Class AAAAA state championship in the Georgia Dome.

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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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Gladiators pick up point in shootout loss

Gwinnett Gladiators force overtime, but fall in a shootout Sunday.

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Norcross' Autry commits to Tech football

Senior stood out at wide receiver, safety for Blue Devils

Games announced for 2012 Corky Kell Classic

Grayson, North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge and Brookwood back for showcase in the Dome

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Falcons look to keep playoff hopes alive on road vs. Panthers

If the Falcons can’t find a way to solve Cam Newton and the 4-8 Panthers today in Carolina, they can likely kiss their chances at reaching the NFL postseason goodbye.

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NL MVP Braun has positive drug test

Milwaukee outfielder and National League MVP Ryan Braun tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance and could face a 50-game suspension. Braun is appealing the test results.

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Georgia Southern beats Maine, reaches FCS semis

The Eagles are now two wins from their seventh national championship title, thanks to quarterback Jaybo Shaw’s three total touchdowns Saturday against Maine.

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Griffin III wins first Heisman for Baylor; Luck is runner-up again

Robert Griffin II overcomes early favorite Andrew Luck to become first player from Baylor to win the Heisman Trophy. Luck finished second to the Baylor quarterback, who dazzled voters with his heroics that led Baylor from obscurity into the national conversation.

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State championship notes: Grayson gets Dome double dip

Rams also coming back for 2012 Corky Kell Classic

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Grayson beats Walton 24-0 for first state title

Grayson played Walton in the Class AAAAA state championship in the Georgia Dome.

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Gladiators handcuffed by Stingrays, Grubauer

South Carolina gets stellar performance in net from Philipp Grubauer in 3-1 win over the Gladiators beforea season-high crowd at Arena at Gwinnett Center.

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

This week Caesar came for me, demanding my tax obligation. As a 1 percenter, my burden was substantial, but I’m not whining. I love my country and understand it needs money to fulfill its obligations. So the check is in the mail.

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Falcons look to keep playoff hopes alive on road vs. Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers both need a win today, albeit for different reasons.

PREP ROUNDUP: Meadowcreek wrestling makes history

NORCROSS -- Meadowcreek won its first dual tournament title since the 1990s, going 4-0 in the Mustang Pride Duals at Meadowcreek.

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Brickell places eighth at Foot Locker nationals

Josh Brickell's already decorated running career picked up another accolade on Saturday.

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Shadowbrook Baptist hosts event for the community

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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 maybe we should tune it all out until the election is over.The president seems to have become set on a campaign platform consisting of one plank -- contending that the "breathtaking greed" of the "1 percent" is solely to blame for joblessness, increasing poverty and the crumbling middle class.

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South inches out win over Norcross

NORCROSS -- A couple of heavyweights took to the hardwood at the 2011 Greater Atlanta Christian Basketball Showcase and the game didn't disappoint.

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Norcross' Autry commits to Tech football

Gwinnett County will send another senior to play football for Georgia Tech as Norcross' Anthony Autry made a commitment Sunday to the Yellow Jackets.

HALL: Vigil provides much needed support

For the past 10 years I have had the distinct honor of organizing the Victims of Crime Candlelight Vigil which is held each year just prior to the Christmas holiday.

Games announced for 2012 Corky Kell Classic

Grayson was one of four Gwinnett County teams announced at halftime of Saturday's game as participants in the 2012 Corky Kell Classic, to be held Aug. 25 at the Georgia Dome.

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KATHLEEN PARKER: The GOP's death wish

WASHINGTON — "Anybody but Mitt" has become a familiar mantra throughout the Republican primary campaign. It is also weird and self-defeating.Republicans apparently want to nominate ANYone except the one person who can defeat Barack Obama. And for all the strangest reasons:

Helen Donald

Helen Gant Donald, age 78, of Columbus, GA, passed away December 8, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133 ...

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Anne Kalinin

Anne Tutt Kalinin passed away December 3, 2011 at the age of 85 in Duluth GA (formerly of Macon, GA and Pine Mountain, GA.) Anne was born in 1926 in ...

Ray Dean

Ray C. Dean, age 65, of Gainesville passed away December 8, 2011. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Browning

Mary Gayle Browning, age 52, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away December 9, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Wanda Davis

Wanda Burrell Davis, age 61, of Winder, Georgia, formerly of Lawrenceville and Kennesaw, Georgia, entered into rest on Friday, December 9, 2011 after a gallant fight with Crohn’s ...

Richard Sandoval

Mr. Richard Sandoval, age 68, of Gainesville passed away December 6, 2011. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 is in charge of arrangements.

Fredeva Doster

Mrs. Fredeva Doster, 85, of Winder, Georgia died December 9, 2011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements. 770/867-1361. www.carterfhwinder.com

Chelsi Lewis-Smith

Chelsi Shaunte Lewis-Smith, age 16, of Buford, GA, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924. www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

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 ...