News for Thursday, December 15, 2011


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Gladiators badger, bury Blades in third period

The Gwinnett Gladiators scored a pair of goals late in the third period to earn their first regulation win in two weeks.

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Parade of Champions for Grayson

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Berkeley Lake dam funds waiting on Feds

BERKELEY LAKE -- City engineer Rich Edinger updated Mayor Lois Salter and city council members on Lake Berkeley dam improvements Thursday evening. According to Edinger, negotiations with the contractor and Gwinnett County will yield about $66,000 in savings to the city.. Salter added Thursday that, in any matter in which

Harbins Park to get baseball complex

A baseball park will soon come to Harbins Park.

School district looking at shortfall in 2013

The Gwinnett County Public Schools board got a glimpse of the FY2013 budget at Thursday's monthly work session.

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Feuerbach seeks to become GAC's first state champ

GAC's Zach Feuerbach is trying to become the school's first wrestling state champion.

Shaq launching new career as NBA analyst for TNT

O'Neal joins Barkley to make for exciting panel on NBA show

County wrestling tournament wide open

County wrestling tournament finally has parity.

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Clippers get Chris Paul in big trade with Hornets

LOS ANGELES -- Chris Paul will supply the Los Angeles Clippers with so much more than alley-oop passes to Blake Griffin when he arrives in Hollywood on Thursday night.. A bold trade for New Orleans' superstar point guard on Wednesday just might alter the entire sports world's perception of

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BISHER: Busy bowl season is way too much

Getting your fill of postseason college football

US looks for another swim Duel win against Europeans

Americans have dominated event that comes to Georgia Tech this weekend

MLB to study possibility of international draft

Alderson, Friedman, Clark among committee studying issue

FCA Gwinnett to host second winter lacrosse camp

Event is Dec. 27 at Gary Pirkle Park in Sugar Hill

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Getting to Know ... Jim Clanahan

After more than 30 years of coaching and teaching in Gwinnett, Jim Clanahan is enjoying a season as an assistant to his son, James, with the Peachtree Ridge girls basketball program.

Gwinnett players make Atlanta Tipoff Club watch list

Norcross, Wesleyan girls lead way with three selections each

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EUGENE ROBINSON: Been there, thought that

Newt's mind? Been there, thought that. WASHINGTONCan we please bury the notion that Newt Gingrich is some kind of deep thinker? His intellect may be as broad as the sea, but it's about as deep as a birdbath.I'm not saying the Republican presidential front-runner is unacquainted with ideas. Quite

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MCCULLOUGH: God may actually help Tebow

God may actually help Tebow. If God be for us, who can be against us? -- Romans Chapter 8, verse 31I've had more than a few arch-enemies in football in my life.Well, they weren't my arch-enemies, I guess, since we never faced off on any field. But they

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DARRELL HUCKABY: Time to address the highs and lows of 2011

It's time to take note of the standouts of 2011.

Teen to be deported after public sex charge

Teen to be deported for public sex with church mentor

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Fourth suspect arrested in pair of Gwinnett robberies

Suspect found holed up in Smyrna hotel

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Lawrenceville offers Holiday in the Square through Dec. 20

Lawrenceville offers the community a free event called Holiday in the Square, which runs Dec. 17 through 20.

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Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center 'upcycles' holiday gifts

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center celebrates Upcycled Holiday, where children make recyclables into gifts.

Lionheart Theatre presents 'In Bethlehem Inn'

Norcross' Lionheart Theatre presents "In Bethlehem Inn," a dinner theater play about the night Jesus was born.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Even Sherlock can’t make sense out of Ritchie’s Holmes

Movie critic Michael Clark is not a fan of the new movie, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows."

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THE DISH: Taqueria Los Hermanos

Taqueria Los Hermanos serves Mexican cuisine in Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Suwanee and Tucker.

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FILM FANS: 'The Sitter' rates high and low with Film Fans

Local Film Fans reviewed the new comedy, "The Sitter."

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MOVIE REVIEW: Latest ‘MI’ gives action-loving audiences what they want

Michael Clark takes a look at Tom Cruise's new flick, "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol."

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MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST: Test your film knowledge with movie critic Michael Clark

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

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Ga. artist changing the country one bottle cap at a time

Artist Jimmy "Cap Man" Straehla creates art with lumber and old bottle caps.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

Michael Clark reviews" Rise of the Planet of the Apes" Blu-ray disc.

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ART BEAT: Gift giving made easy at the Hudgens Center for the Arts

The Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth has a bounty of gift ideas for anyone on your shopping list.

Cops: Accomplice charged in convenience store manager's slaying

Cops: Accomplice arrested in gas station manager's killing.

Commission OKs permit for new college

Following a vote this week by the Gwinnett County Commission, a national college is moving forward with plans for a Norcross location

Driver sought in pedestrian fatality

Driver sought in pedestrian fatality.

Toys for Tots has 'urgent' need

Toys for Tots has an urgent need for toys this year. New, unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at Publix.

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Norcross' Aminu part of blockbuster Chris Paul trade

Paul goes to Clippers; Aminu to New Orleans

Georgia's unemployment rate falls to 9.9 percent

Georgia's unemployment rate has fallen sharply to 9.9 percent in November, the largest one-month decline in 34 years.

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Panetta formally shuts down US war in Iraq

After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq — a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the price in blood and money, as it set Iraq on a path to democracy.

Toys for Tots has 'urgent' need

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A spokesperson for Atlanta Toys for Tots has announced that the organization is at a critical time in its donation efforts for children of all ages in need.



Lionheart Theatre presents 'In Bethlehem Inn'

NORCROSS -- The night Jesus Christ was born was exciting, stressful and unsettling for first-time parents, Joseph and Mary. They were traveling through the desert when they needed to stop for a room in Bethlehem. This historical night can be watched as the Lionheart Theatre presents "In Bethlehem Inn," a dinner theater play written by John W. Carter, which runs tonight though Sunday.

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John Pounds

John William “JW” Pounds, age 90, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away December 14, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811.

Dahlia Titshaw

Mrs. Dahlia Phillips Titshaw, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, December 5, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Titshaw; parents, David Cicro and ...

Jewell Gravitt

Mrs. Jewell Marshall Gravitt, age 81, of Atlanta, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Charles D. Gravitt ...

William Davis

Mr. William Alan Davis, Sr., age 63, of Parrish, FL and formerly of Duluth, GA, passed away December 12, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E ...

David Wood

David B. Wood, Sr., age 57 of Atlanta, GA passed away December 14, 2011. He is survived by his son, David Bruce Wood, Jr. of Dawsonville, GA; father and mother ...

Rinia Mikulsky

Rinia Mikulsky, age 70, of Snellville, GA passed away on December 13, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010.

Wanda Strickland

Mrs. Wanda Truett Strickland, age 65, of Jefferson, GA who passed away on December 13, 2011. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467.



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Joan Waits

Joan Childers Waits, age 80, of Loganville, GA passed away December 14, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

Edith Smith

Edith Smith, age 52, of Snellville, GA passed away December 11, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

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Robert Davis

Mr. Robert Frank Davis, Sr. was born May 17, 1925 in Columbia, SC and died Tuesday December 13, 2011. Mr. Davis, a long time resident of DeKalb County, retired after ...

Doris Phillips

Mrs. Doris Shumake Phillips, age 75, of Jefferson, GA who passed away on December 13, 2011. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

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Fourth suspect arrested in pair of Gwinnett robberies

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Authorities have detained an elusive suspect wanted in connection with a pair of jail-orchestrated Gwinnett jewelry store robberies from earlier this year.