News for Monday, December 19, 2011

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PREP ROUNDUP: DeShields shines as Norcross rolls

A look at Monday's Gwinnett prep action.

Georgia Tech goes to 4-0 at Gwinnett Arena

Yellow Jackets get double-double from Rice in win over Alabama A&M

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Walker's 18 points lift Bobcats past Hawks

Kemba Walker opened his NBA career with a solid performance, shaking off a slow start to score a game-high 18 points -- including the go-ahead layup-- to lift the Bobcats to a 79-77 win over the Hawks in the preseason opener for both teams.

Wesleyan falls to Good Counsel at Nike's Tournament Champions

Wesleyan falls in fourth quarter in Arizona.

Buford girls fall to Mater Dei in Nike tourney

Buford did not fare well facing back-to-back national champions Mater Dei from Santa Ana, Calif., in the first round of Nike's Tournament of Champions

No. 13 Georgia upset by Gonzaga 71-68

Haiden Palmer's 3-pointer with two-tenths of a second left gave Gonzaga a 71-68 victory over No. 13 Georgia in a Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic game Monday night

Grayson makes changes to alcohol ordinance

Grayson Council changes amends alcohol ordinance.

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Falcons can wrap up playoff spot vs. Saints

Saints can lock up NFC South with victory

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Officials: Apartments were gang's epicenter

Gang sweep details divulged

What started as an anonymous email to the chief of Gwinnett police culminated in a multi-agency gang crackdown that focused on a Norcross apartment complex once heralded for shedding its blight but described by a federal official Monday as "a veritable rats' nest of thieves."

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Seckinger facing surgery after motorcycle accident

Daniel Seckinger, a school board member with Gwinnett County Public Schools, was invovled in a serious motorcycle accident Saturday.

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Duluth thrift store helps community

DULUTH -- Ossiereen Jones of Lawrenceville shops at the Atlanta Mission Thrift Store of Duluth at least twice a week -- once when she leaves the Unemployment Office and another time with her daughter. She depends on the store for clothes, gifts and other odds and ends, especially during the

Southeastern Film Critics Association gives top honor to 'The Descendants'

Southeastern Film Critics honor film mostly set in Northwestern Hawaii.

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Vacant Duluth house gutted by fire

A vacant house in a Duluth subdivision was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon. Gwinnett County firefighters responded to the home on the 3900 block of Centennial Trail at about 2:50 p.m. Monday after a neighbor called in the blaze, spokesman Lt. Eric Eberly said.

Gas prices dip as holidays near

Gas prices were on the decline Monday, and many drivers took advantage of the prices to fill up their tanks before the holiday weekend.

Teen with machete shot by police

Teen allegedly threatened family with machete

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Former Central basketball player Coleman dies at 19

Former hoops standout apparently died in his sleep Monday

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Basketball schedule: Jared Cook Classic

Opening matchups in North's annual basketball tourney

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Eagles' Batiste takes his football talents to Harvard

When Harvard was intersted in Collins Hill's Sam Batiste playing football for the Ivy League school, it was hard for him to turn them down.

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Despite changes, Jared Cook Invitational remains competitive

North moves annual holiday tourney to before Christmas this year

SWIMMING/DIVING ROUNDUP: Wesleyan defeats Girls Prep

A recap of swimming and diving meets from this past weekend

Collins Hill second at Kansas City tourney

Collins Hill placed second at Kansas City Classic.

Wesleyan's Delk wins Canton Clash

Wesleyan's Rhett Delk won the Canton Clash.

Archer wins JV county wrestling title

Archer won the JV county wrestling tournament.

Keys, Levine play their way into Australian Open

Racquet Club of the South in Norcross hosts event

Norcross to light 10-foot menorah in Thrasher Park

The festival of lights begins Dec. 20. Norcross is celebrating with a 10-foot Grand Menorah lighting tonight.

FBI: Violent and property crime down in early 2011

Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) The FBI said Monday that violent and property crimes reported to police continue to drop despite tough economic times.An FBI report states that violent crimes reported in the first half of 2011 were down 6.4 percent compared to the first six months of 2010.

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US homebuilders less gloomy despite few buyers

Rising interest from would-be buyers is leaving U.S. homebuilders less pessimistic about the housing market.

Sheriff: Suspects wore Elmo, Tweety Bird masks

Deputies in south Georgia say it took them less than 10 minutes to apprehend two men wearing masks from children's TV shows after a convenience store was robbed.

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Atlanta Hawks to pay tolls for drivers on freeway

The Atlanta Hawks plan to cover the tolls drivers normally pay on Georgia 400 during Tuesday morning's rush hour.

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Penn State saga voted AP sports story of year

The ouster of one of America's most revered coaches, Penn State's Joe Paterno, after shocking child sex abuse charges against his former assistant was overwhelmingly voted the sports story of the year by members of The Associated Press.

Nissan recalls 2 vehicles for engine stalling

Nissan Motor Co. is recalling nearly 34,000 Sentra compact cars because of a battery cable problem that could cause the engines to stall.

Snowstorm threatens travel in southwest, Midwest

A powerful snowstorm is threatening holiday travel across the southwest and Great Plains.

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Lady Gaga voted AP Entertainer of the Year

You might say that Lady Gaga's year really began in an egg.That's how she arrived at the Grammys in February, encased in a large, translucent pod carried by scantily clad dancers. When she "hatched" onstage, she effectively gave birth to "Born This Way," performing the eponymous lead

Police say 2 men tried to steal toys from charity

Police say 2 men tried to steal toys from charity. ATLANTA -- Atlanta police say they arrested two suspects accused of trying to steal toys intended for needy families.. Sgt. Curtis Davenport says police were called to the nonprofit Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless around 10:30 a.m. Sunday after an

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Eagles' Batiste takes his football talents to Harvard

Sam Batiste was like a lot of kids growing up in the football crazy world of the South.

Wesleyan falls to Good Counsel at Nike's Tournament Champions

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- In their first game at Nike's Tournament of Champions in Arizona, Wesleyan just ran out of time.

Wesleyan's Delk wins Canton Clash

CANTON -- Wesleyan's Rhett Delk used a third-period come from behind overtime win to claim the 170-pound title at the Canton Clash on Saturday.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, 69, has died

President monitoring reports from North Korea

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Basketball schedule: Jared Cook Classic

2011 JARED COOK INVITATIONAL

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US homebuilders less gloomy despite few buyers

WASHINGTON — Rising interest from would-be buyers is leaving U.S. homebuilders less pessimistic about the housing market. But tighter lending standards are still keeping many potential buyers from purchasing new homes.

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Former Central basketball player Coleman dies at 19

Former Central Gwinnett basketball standout Jerry Coleman was found dead Monday morning by his family, apparently after passing away in his sleep, according to Black Knights boys basketball coach David Allen.

Police: Patient shoots Ga. hospital visitor

DALTON -- Police say a hospital patient shot a man who asked him for a lighter.

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Walker's 18 points lift Bobcats past Hawks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kemba Walker opened his NBA career with a solid performance, shaking off a slow start to score a game-high 18 points -- including the go-ahead layup-- to lift the Bobcats to a 79-77 win over the Hawks in the preseason opener for both teams.