News for Sunday, December 4, 2011

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RaceTrac severs ties with food company following recall

Flying Food Group Inc. announced Saturday that the potentially deadly bacteria could be items produced by its Lawrenceville plant.

Minority leadership a goal in relaunched Partnership Gwinnett effort

Business community relaunches economic development effort.

Gwinnett Coalition celebrates 20 years

The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services celebrates its 20 year anniversary on Dec. 6.

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Cain suspends campaign, shifting GOP race

A defiant Herman Cain suspended his faltering bid for the Republican presidential nomination Saturday amid a drumbeat of sexual misconduct allegations against him, throwing his staunchly conservative supporters up for grabs with just one month to go before the lead-off caucuses in Iowa.

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Scott promoted to vice president and CIO of GA Power

Louise Scott is the Southern Company's new vice president and regional chief information officer for Georgia Power.

Group opposes Winder hotel's demolition

A group of Winder residents plan to speak their piece Tuesday regarding the city's plans to demolish a historic building downtown.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Businessman seeks vacant House seat, legislative meeting set

Businessman Tim Barr announces House campaign, local officials to meet with legislators

Lawrenceville, Dacula runoff races feature comeback challenges

Runoffs set for Tuesday is Dacula, Lawrenceville

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Duluth hosts annual tree lighting

Record crowd partakes in Duluth Christmas tradition.

Annual nonprofit Christmas wish lists

If you are looking to make a donation this holiday season, we've reached out to local nonprofits to find out what they need.

Lawsuit dismissed against Gwinnett Chamber, VP

Case against Chamber of Commerce, VP dismissed.

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GMC's open heart center 'a dream come true'

LAWRENCEVILLE -- This has been a long time coming.. Strolling through the halls of Gwinnett Medical Center's freshly christened Strickland Heart Center this week, Dr. Manfred Sandler was visibly excited. The 40,000 square-foot addition to the west end of GMC's Lawrenceville campus -- which will eliminate Gwinnett's moniker as

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LSU, Mathieu badger Bulldogs 42-10

LSU makes light work of Bulldogs for SEC title.

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Former UGA player builds replica of Sanford Stadium field

Dacula High grad Des Williams shows allegiance to school with mini field.

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Arkansas, Kansas State to meet in Cotton Bowl

Kansas State and Arkansas will meet in the Cotton Bowl in a matchup of top-10 teams left out of the Bowl Championship Series.

Music City Bowl picks Mississippi St., Wake Forest

Mississippi State and Wake Forest will meet on Dec. 30 in both team's first trips to the Music City Bowl.

Michigan, Va. Tech headed to Sugar Bowl

Michigan will meet Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl, which passed up the chance to take two higher-ranked teams.

Virginia to face Auburn in Chick-fil-A Bowl

Virginia will make its first appearance in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in 13 years when the Cavaliers play Auburn in the Dec. 31 game.

West Virginia, Clemson to collide in Orange Bowl

West Virginia has been selected to play Clemson in the Orange Bowl.

Oklahoma State, Stanford headed to Fiesta Bowl

The Fiesta Bowl will have a marquee matchup in its first post-scandal game — No. 3 Oklahoma State vs. No. 4 Stanford.

Wisconsin, Oregon to make Rose Bowl returns

Pac-12 champion Oregon will face Big Ten champion Wisconsin on Jan. 2 in the 98th edition of the Granddaddy of Them All, the schools learned Sunday night.

Penn State to play Houston in Ticket City Bowl

The final game of No. 24 Penn State's tumultuous season will be played on Jan. 2 in the Ticket City Bowl against No. 20 Houston.

Texas A&M to face Northwestern in Meineke Car Care Bowl

Texas A&M will play its final game before leaving the Big 12 against Northwestern in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

Meyer's past, present give Gator Bowl marquee matchup

Florida (6-6) and Ohio State (6-6) have been chosen to meet in the Jan. 2 game in Jacksonville, a marquee matchup between once-proud programs that slipped significantly this season.

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Tiger Woods ends two-year victory drought

Two years after his personal life and golf career came crashing down, Tiger Woods is a winner again.

Family of man killed in wreck suing Duluth restaurant

The family of a man killed in a head-on collision a year ago is suing the Duluth restaurant that served alcohol to the two men now facing charges in his death.

Texans beat Falcons 17-10 for sixth straight win

Rookie T.J. Yates threw a touchdown pass in his first NFL start, Arian Foster rushed for 111 yards and Houston overcame another injury to Andre Johnson to beat Atlanta 17-10 on Sunday.

Alabama holds on to No. 2 in AP poll

Alabama is No. 2 behind LSU and ahead of Oklahoma State in the latest Associated Press college football poll.

Eddie Long taking time off from megachurch

Megachurch leader Bishop Eddie Long announced Sunday he's taking time off to focus on his family after his wife filed for divorce.

RaceTrac severs ties with food company following recall

Flying Food Group Inc. announced Saturday that the potentially deadly bacteria could be items produced by its Lawrenceville plant.

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50th Anniversary Anderson

50th Anniversary. Bronce and Grace Anderson of Lawrenceville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 22, 1961. They have two children: Tim Anderson, married to Joy Anderson, and April Sass, married to Bobby Sass. They also have four grandchildren: Robert Murner, Anna Sass, and Nathan and Natalie

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Yancey-Croutch

Yancey -- Croutch. Dawn Nicole Yancey and Andrew John Croutch were married Sept. 16. Chaplain Raymond Coffman officiated the ceremony.. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Sandra Yancey of Duluth. She is a graduate of Duluth High School and the University of Phoenix. She is employed with Helperin

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Clemson rips Virginia Tech, 38-10, to win ACC title

Tajh Boyd throws three TD passes and runs for another to lead Clemson to a stunning, 38-10, upset against No. 5 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game.

PREP ROUNDUP: GAC first, Bears third at Mountain View Duals

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Greater Atlanta Christian finished first and host Mountain View took third at the Mountain View Duals.

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LSU, Mathieu badger Bulldogs 42-10

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Duluth hosts annual tree lighting

DULUTH -- By the time Santa Claus showed up, all jolly with a police escort, the festive crowd had swelled to several hundred and the Noel vibe was thick as eggnog.

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GOOD NEWS: GAC students get new computers

NORCROSS -- Greater Atlanta Christian School students will get an early Christmas gift this holiday season.

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SEC title game turns in to birthday bash for Minter, LSU

ATLANTA -- Kevin Minter couldn't have asked for a better birthday present.

Michigan, Va. Tech headed to Sugar Bowl

Michigan will meet Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl, which passed up the chance to take two higher-ranked teams.

Donald Wills

Donald Scott Wills died peacefully at home on Friday, December 2, 2011 at the age of 51. Dr. Wills is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech ...

Henry Mitchell

Henry Lovic Mitchell, Jr., age 90, of Snellville passed away Friday, December 2, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Rawlins Mitchell, and daughter, Vicky Carol Turner ...

Heather Mairn

Mrs. Heather Mairn, age 53, of Buford, GA, passed away Friday, December 2, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

John Rowan

John E. Rowan, age 42 of Dawsonville passed away on Thursday December 1, 2011 at the Northside Forsyth Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Rowan was a native of Forsyth ...

Alabama holds on to No. 2 in AP poll

Alabama is No. 2 behind LSU and ahead of Oklahoma State in the latest Associated Press college football poll.