News for Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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Martin holds onto seat in Lawrenceville runoff, Wells wins in Dacula

Results of Tuesday's runoffs in Lawrenceville and Dacula

Airport committee looks at other private ventures

Committee members discuss other airports who have privatized.

Student brings handgun to Hull Middle, turns self in

Student self-reported himself to counselor

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Occupy Gwinnett targets foreclosure auction

Occupy Gwinnett targets foreclosure auctions, scorns process.

Eastside patients can now pre-register for some procedures online

Certain patients can now pre-register for procedures at Eastside Medical

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Girl wins $15,000 in upgrades for her school

A student from Jenkins Elementary won a national award from McGraw Hill for art she created. It means her school also gets a $15,000 in technology upgrades.

Feedback sought for new, current GCPS curriculum

The Gwinnett County Public School System is seeking input from parents, community members and school staff regarding current and new curriculum.

Lawrenceville man charged with striking 2 pedestrians

Lawrenceville man, 20, charged with striking 2 pedestrians.

Distributors: More sandwiches recalled

Officials with RaceTrac are assuring customers that all products from Chicago-based Flying Foods have been removed from store shelves. The food distributors recently announced more sandwich recalls.

Stroke, osteoporosis screenings offered in Buford

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings at Buford church

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Justice center holds annual crime victims vigil

Nineteen Gwinnett homicide victims in 2011 remembered

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Girl wins $15,000 in upgrades for her school

A student from Jenkins Elementary won a national award from McGraw Hill for art she created. It means her school also gets a $15,000 in technology upgrades.

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Lake levels on the rise

Recent rains have brought Lake Lanier's water level up, and showers Tuesday could mean more good news for the body of water.

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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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BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS

The coaches' state high school basketball rankings

Hassell, Georgia women beat Mercer

]Jasmine Hassell had 16 points and No. 14 Georgia took control by scoring 11 straight points midway through the first half of an 80-43 win over Mercer

No. 7-ranked Patriots beat No. 6 South Gwinnett

Berkmar boys got a much needed region win over South.

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North boys open region play with win over Peachtree Ridge

Bulldogs break through with first win of the season

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Patience, leadership help Conn build Rams

Grayson plays for school's first state title under only coach Saturday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL RANKINGS

The coaches' state high school basketball rankings

PREP ROUNDUP: Duluth's Hood gets first win

A look at Tuesday's prep sports action.

Changes abound with announcement of new GHSA regions

Two weeks after the Georgia High School Association released its new, six-classification line-up, the organization released its initial region assignments Tuesday, and the reactions from Gwinnett's members were mixed.

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THOMAS: Adultery no longer the political kiss of death?

In our not too distant past, a feeling of shame made people go into hiding after an adulterous relationship was exposed. Now they go on television to talk about the sleazy details. They either deny it (Herman Cain), admit it and say they've asked God for forgiveness (Newt Gingrich), or

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CLINE: Duluth co-op planning to open thrift store

Proceeds would help fund Hands of Christ ministry.

Winder residents speak out to save granite hotel

WINDER -- Helen Person, chairwoman of the Barrow Preservation Society Inc., addressed Winder Mayor Chip Thompson and City Council members Tuesday, asking that the city give more consideration to the upkeep and maintenance of city buildings.

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Justice center holds annual crime victims vigil

Nineteen Gwinnett homicide victims in 2011 remembered

Rookies growing up on the job for Steelers

Youngsters, including Peachtree Ridge grad Heyward, are making plays for Pittsburgn

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BISHER: Tiger's tourney win not meaningful

Tiger Woods won a golf tournament last week, but was it really noteworthy?

Hall of Famer Scott keeps promise to late friend

Former UGA travels for Hall of Fame induction

Parkview grad Sturdivant lands German coaching job

New coach bringing fellow Panther players Hill, Billinger with him

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Georgia Tech seniors have last chance for bowl win

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech's seniors have one final chance for a bowl win. Georgia Tech's defense has one more game to show improvement. The Yellow Jackets will carry a streak of six straight bowl losses into their Sun Bowl game against Utah on Dec. 31.

North's Alabi chooses UTC

SUWANEE -- North Gwinnett defensive end Justin Alabi will play his college football in the Division I-AA Southern Conference next season after giving a verbal commitment to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Airport committee looks at other private ventures

Committee members discuss other airports who have privatized.

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Martin holds onto seat in Lawrenceville runoff, Wells wins in Dacula

Results of Tuesday's runoffs in Lawrenceville and Dacula

Lawrenceville man charged with striking 2 pedestrians

Lawrenceville man, 20, charged with striking 2 pedestrians.

Sugar Hill council considers extension for sports center

Global Sports asks for more time to secure investors.

Student brings handgun to Hull Middle, turns self in

Student self-reported himself to counselor

GCPS gets award for local farm-grown food

Gwinnett County Public Schools is getting recognition at the state and national level for its Farm 2 School program.

Savannah police find dead newborn in garbage truck

Savannah police are investigating the death of a newborn baby found amid trash in the back of a garbage truck.

State Sen. Vincent Fort discloses he has prostate cancer

State Sen. Vincent Fort says he has prostate cancer. The Atlanta Democrat told The Associated Press he was diagnosed this summer and is deciding now on a course of treatment.

Macon native soul singer Howard Tate dies at 72

Soul singer Howard Tate has died in his New Jersey apartment a decade after a career resurrection that followed years of tragedy and obscurity.

Feedback sought for new, current GCPS curriculum

The Gwinnett County Public School System is seeking input from parents, community members and school staff regarding current and new curriculum.

Stroke, osteoporosis screenings offered in Buford

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings at Buford church

Distributors: More sandwiches recalled

Officials with RaceTrac are assuring customers that all products from Chicago-based Flying Foods have been removed from store shelves. The food distributors recently announced more sandwich recalls.

Eastside patients can now pre-register for some procedures online

Certain patients can now pre-register for procedures at Eastside Medical

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Occupy Gwinnett targets foreclosure auction

Occupy Gwinnett targets foreclosure auctions, scorns process.

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Girl wins $15,000 in upgrades for her school

A student from Jenkins Elementary won a national award from McGraw Hill for art she created. It means her school also gets a $15,000 in technology upgrades.

Georgia PSC approves low-income heating assistance

The Georgia Public Service Commission has approved spending $10 million to help low-income and older people pay their heating bills.

Atlanta shows off new snow emergency equipment

Atlanta city officials say they're ready for the next snowstorm.

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Police say girl's killing 'very calculated'

Investigators believe a Georgia girl abducted from a residential playground was taken to a nearby vacant apartment, where she was sexually assaulted, stabbed and beaten to death before her body was placed in a trash bin, authorities said Tuesday.

Columbus mayor forms panel to push for train service

The mayor of Columbus has announced the formation of a passenger rail commission to push for regional train service to the west Georgia city.

New plant expected to bring up to 100 jobs to Augusta

Company officials say a new $15 million plant is expected to bring 80 to 100 jobs to south Augusta.

PREP ROUNDUP: Duluth's Hood gets first win

DULUTH -- Zach Erwin had 17 points and Ify Imachukwu added 16 to give Duluth's boys basketball team a 55-48 win over Meadowcreek and Eddie Hood his first victory as the Wildcats' head coach.

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Feedback sought for new, current GCPS curriculum

SUWANEE -- Officials with Gwinnett County Public Schools have invited parents, community members and staff to participate in a review of the school district's curriculum.

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BISHER: Tiger's tourney win not meaningful

Tiger Woods won some kind of golf tournament the other day, one of those things in what its known as "the silly season."

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Falcons squander another chance to take control

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Mike Smith usually does a good job controlling his feelings.

Raymond Walls

Raymond Edward Walls, 82, of Snellville GA, went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 3, 2011 after a long illness. Raymond graduated from Bradley University in Peoria ...

Lewis Etheridge

Lewis D. Etheridge, age 76 of Dacula, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Lillian Jesitus

Lillian J. Jesitus, age 77, of Stone Mountain, Ga., died December 3, 2011. Arrangements are being handled by Horis A. Ward, Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-381-5722.

Mable Freeman

Mable Harper Freeman, age 94 of Snellville, GA passed away December 4, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Freeman; son, Jon Gregory Freeman; granddaughter, Stephanie Freeman ...

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Junior Black

Mr. Junior Black, age 73, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday, December 5, 2011. He was preceded in death by parents, Homer and Cora Black; and brothers Wendell Black ...

Robert Rozar

Robert Lee “Bob” Rozar, Jr., 65, of Grayson passed away December 3, 2011. He was born in Hawkinsville, GA, to Jimmie L. and Robert L. Rozar. As the ...

Ruth Beaver

Ruth B. Beaver, age 80 of Winder, GA passed away on December 4, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553.

Thomas Lynn

Thomas Lynn, age 81 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on December 1, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Ophelia Gilbert

Mrs. Ophelia Corley Gilbert, 92, of Duluth, Georgia, passed away December 4, 2011. She was born on the family farm on Pleasant Hill Road in Gwinnett County to the late ...

Sarah Pennington

Sarah Lynn Pennington, age 32, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2011. She is survived by her husband of seven years, Lee Anderson, Lawrenceville, GA; sons, Brandon ...

John Perdue

Mr. John Perdue, Jr., age 81, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2011. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Carolyn Posey

Carolyn Posey, age 67 of Winder, passed away Monday, December 5, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 12 PM Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

North's Alabi chooses UTC

SUWANEE -- North Gwinnett defensive end Justin Alabi will play his college football in the Division I-AA Southern Conference next season after giving a verbal commitment to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.