News for Sunday, December 18, 2011

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, 69, has died

Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic longtime leader, has died of heart failure. He was 69.

Police: Patient shoots Ga. hospital visitor

Police: Patient shoots Ga. hospital visitor. DALTON -- Police say a hospital patient shot a man who asked him for a lighter.. Dalton police spokesman Bruce Frazier says that 24-year-old Andrew Paul Desimone left his room at Hamilton Medical Center early Sunday and went to his car.. Visitor

NY woman doused in accelerant, torched in elevator

A man reeking of gasoline walked into a police station overnight and implicated himself in the death of a woman hosed down with an accelerant and set ablaze in the elevator of her apartment building, authorities said Sunday.

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House GOP leaders want new payroll tax cut bill

Top House Republicans said Sunday they oppose a bipartisan, Senate-approved bill that extends a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for just two months and said congressional bargainers need to write a new version lasting a longer time.

School board member injured in motorcycle accident

Daniel Seckinger, a member of the board of education, was in stable condition Sunday following a serious motorcycle wreck Saturday morning.

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5 challenge Obama's inclusion on Ga. ballot

5 challenge Obama's inclusion on Ga. ballot. ATLANTA -- Five Georgia men are challenging President Barack Obama's inclusion on next year's presidential ballot, with some arguing the Democrat is not eligible for office because the Constitution says that a president must be a "natural born citizen.". The challenges have

PREP ROUNDUP: Hawks still unbeaten

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

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Daily Post launches new mobile website

The Gwinnett Daily Post and its sister papers from Southern Community Newspapers Inc. have launched new mobile websites to better serve readers using smartphones.

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ESTHER CEPEDA: Bah humbug? Swear by it

CHICAGO — 'Tis the season to be crabby!

COUNTY WRESTLING RESULTS

Gwinnett County Championships

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

SNELLVILLE -- Tom Beuglas is no stranger to success.

School board member injured in motorcycle accident

Daniel Seckinger, a member of the board of education, was in stable condition Sunday following a serious motorcycle wreck Saturday morning.

Shiloh defensive stand keys defeat of Wheeler

MARIETTA -- 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.

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COUNTY WRESTLING NOTES: Shakur finishes fast, gets revenge

SNELLVILLE -- Parkview's Kamal Shakur lost to Brookwood's Tory Long in last week's Brookwood Invitational.

Charles Frith

Charles William Frith, age 85, of Buford, GA, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 16, 2011. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924. www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Harrison Davis

Harrison R. Davis, age 74, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away on December 12, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010. www.stewartfh.com

Joan Spragg

Joan Marie Spragg, age 79 of Stone Mountain, GA went peacefully home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 15, 2011. She was preceded in death by her ...

Danny Desmet

Danny Desmet, age 57, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away December 17, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Peggy Gaddy

Peggy Bowman Gaddy age 80, of Snellville, GA passed away December 16, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Barbara Johnson

Barbara Jean Johnson, age 66, of Dacula, GA, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2011. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924. www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Harvey Carnes

Harvey M. Carnes, age 89, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on December 16, 2011. He was a veteran of World War II. He is preceded in death by his grandson ...

Henry Knighten

Henry Black Knighten, Sr., age 82, a resident of Lilburn, Georgia formerly of Montgomey, Alabama, joined his wife for Christmas, Friday morning, December 16, 2011. He is survived by his ...

Sherrie Kemp

Sherrie Lynn Kemp, age 66, of Doraville, GA, passed away December 16, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Ed Cook

Ed Cook, age 76 of Good Hope, GA passed away December 15, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594.

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5 challenge Obama's inclusion on Ga. ballot

ATLANTA -- Five Georgia men are challenging President Barack Obama's inclusion on next year's presidential ballot, with some arguing the Democrat is not eligible for office because the Constitution says that a president must be a "natural born citizen."

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Europe blazes in relay, but US dominates Duel

ATLANTA -- Maybe it's time to change things up at Duel in the Pool.

BISHER: Sandusky's disgrace and other musings

If you're like me, you wonder why news publications (at least most of them) continue to handle the Jerry Sandusky scandal as a sports page matter. Sports sections should never be tainted by the sad news pouring out of the Penn State athletics department.