News for Saturday, December 17, 2011

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PREP ROUNDUP: Hawks still unbeaten

Jalen Bracey had 16 points and five assists to lead No. 4 Mill Creek to a 55-40 comeback win over Dacula on Saturday.

Gladiators gut out another one-goal win

The Gwinnett Gladiators won their third straight on the back of a 1-0 shutout by goalie Jeff Jakaitis.

COUNTY WRESTLING RESULTS

Team standings and individual results from the county wrestling tournament

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Europe blazes in relay, but US dominates Duel

Maybe it's time to change things up at Duel in the Pool. Again, it was an American rout.

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COUNTY WRESTLING NOTES: Shakur finishes fast, gets revenge

Recap of the county's wrestling champions.

BISHER: Sandusky's disgrace and other musings

My thoughts on happenings in the world of sports

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Schuessler, Armah come up big in Rivalries All-Star win

It's not unusual to see some unusual things in an All-Star football game, and such was the case in the 2011 Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star Game. For one thing, the intensity lived up to the "rivalries" part of its name.

Shiloh defensive stand keys defeat of Wheeler

In a moment where victory seemed to slip away from Shiloh, one play changed the course of fate as Shiloh upended Wheeler to take a 68-66 win, in a game where neither team had a lead of more than six points.

Buford, Wesleyan girls head west for Nike Tournament of Champions

While December is holiday time for many, it is also showcase time for high school basketball, and two of Gwinnett County's best girls teams will be participating next week in one of the country's biggest showcase.

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Archer dethrones Parkview to win county wrestling title

Archer won the program's first Gwinnett County wrestling title.

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ESTHER CEPEDA: Bah humbug? Swear by it

CHICAGO — 'Tis the season to be crabby! I'm not kidding -- this has turned out to be the grumpiest, most anxiety-ridden holiday season ever.

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KATHLEEN PARKER: There was just one Hitch

WASHINGTON — The Republicans' final debate preceding the Iowa caucuses is suddenly uncompelling. There is nothing to do but write about Christopher Hitchens, whose death has made the world immeasurably less interesting.

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BILL O'REILLY: What TV shows do Democrats and Republicans watch?

Talk about an excruciating experience. The media research company Experian Simmons spent an entire year surveying diehard Republicans and Democrats regarding what they watch on TV, and the results are now in.

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Exchange student learns about life in America

The Diedrich Family of Sugar Hill has taken in a foreign exchange student from Madrid, Spain. They say both the student and their family are benefitting from the experience.

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First lady lends a hand at Norcross ministry

Georgia first lady Sandra Deal visits Norcross cooperative ministry.

DA: Murder case of Braselton mother 'resolved' in juvenile court

Case " resolved" in juvenile court

Officials pleased with improvements to Collins Hill Golf Club

Officials pleased with first year's management of golf club.

Daily Post launches new mobile website

New mobile site launched for Gwinett Daily Post

Fort Yargo plans healthy kickoff to new year

Fort Yargo planning healthy kickoff to new year.

Traffic snarl caused by goodwill project

Church event, shoppers clog streets.

Norcross green efforts gain recognition

City receives recognition for green efforts.

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GOOD NEWS: Cadet travels to Saudi Arabia for winter break

Cadet Nick Slater is one of ten American university students chosen to travel to the Middle East during winter break to particiapte in an exchange program.

Duluth Police get safety grant

The Duluth Police Department has been awarded a public safety grant totaling $16,600.

Road closures, Dec. 18 through 24

Gwinnett County road closures, Dec. 18 through 24

Volunteers needed for Suwanee's Christmas tree chipper event

Sims Lake Park will be venue for Christmas tree disposal

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GAB: Hotel honors breakfast attendant

A local woman was recently honored for her work at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Buford.

Local congressman talks about end to Iraq war

Officials give statements on separate Iraq moves.

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JENKINS: Lessons learned from decades of Christmas shopping

For one, don't make eye contact with kiosk attendants.

LARSON: Penguin predicament makes interesting yarn

One of many worthy causes this holiday season.

Rabbit Hill Park to build a football press box

Along with the expansion project of Dacula's Rabbit Hill Park, there will also be a football press box built which is funded by Mountain View Athletic Association, Inc.

Company recalls ground beef distributed in Ga. over E. coli concern

Company recalls ground beef over E. coli concern.

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Rapper Slim Dunkin slain in Atlanta music studio

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police say the rapper Slim Dunkin was gunned down Friday evening in a city music studio as he was preparing to record a video.. Police Maj. Keith Meadows said the rapper, whose real name is Mario Hamilton, was fatally shot in the chest after getting into an

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Matt Ryan, Falcons feeling confident after another win

ATLANTA -- Matt Ryan likes how the Atlanta Falcons are playing with two games left in the regular season.

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Norcross boys hoops defense stifles Peachtree Ridge

NORCROSS -- Even with all the offensive talent that Norcross has had in recent seasons, the Blue Devils have always stressed defense.

DA: Murder case of Braselton mother 'resolved' in juvenile court

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Officials have confirmed that the Braselton teenager accused of fatally shooting her mother in the head earlier this year had her case "resolved" in juvenile court last week, but attorneys on both sides stopped short of revealing what exactly that meant.

Americans set world record in first event of Duel in the Pool

ATLANTA -- The United States set a short-course world record Friday night in the women's 400-meter medley relay, the very first event of Duel in the Pool against the European All-Stars.

PREP ROUNDUP: Meadowcreek boys sink Berkmar 43-41

NORCROSS -- Meadowcreek freshman Adrian Hicks put in his first varsity field goal with 15 seconds left to play Friday night to lift the Mustangs to a 43-41 win over Berkmar in a non-region boys basketball game.

Clackson scores game-winner for Gladiators

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Forward Chris Clackson scored the game-winner in the third, and goaltender Jeff Jakaitis stood on his head between the pipes for Gwinnett as the Gladiators knocked off the South Carolina Stingrays 2-1 Friday night at North Charleston Coliseum. With the win, Gwinnett (12-8-5-3) pushes its South Division lead up to three points over the Rays (14-10-0-1).

Andres Santiago

Andres Santiago, Jr., age 54, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away December 15, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Ethel Knox

Ethel Katherine Knox, age 91 of Monroe, GA passed away December 15, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594.

Lucie Benwald

Mrs. Lucie Benwald, age 95, of Flowery Branch passed away December 16, 2011 at Willow Wood Nursing Center. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 ...

Elizabeth Zorn

Elizabeth Brown Zorn, 87 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, December 15, 2011. Libby is survived by her husband of 58 years, Roger Allen Zorn; daughters, Susan Chelton and her ...

Dennis Hayes

Dennis “Ray” Hayes, age 47, of Jefferson, GA passed away on December 15, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553.

Volunteers needed for Suwanee's Christmas tree chipper event

SUWANEE -- The city of Suwanee is asking residents to participate in Keep Georgia Beautiful's "Bring One for the Chipper" event again this year, and is searching for volunteers to help with the program to help dispose of used Christmas trees.