News for Friday, December 9, 2011


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Buford meets defense like its own

Calhoun defense stands tall versus Buford.

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Emotional roller coaster leaves Wolves feeling low

In any championship football game, there are supposed to be peaks and valleys. But few have produced wider gaps between the two in their totality than there were in the final minutes of Buford's 27-24 overtime loss to Calhoun in the Class AA state championship game Friday.

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Calhoun stuns Buford to win state title

Nothing is guaranteed, especially in football. Buford found that out the hard way on Friday.

Archer's Wyngaert commits to Union College softball

Senior to play softball at the next level

Lions' Ramsey commits to CVCC baseball

Senior to pitch at the next level

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GWINNETT GRADS: Locals involved in 17 bowls

A look at where to watch Gwinnett players during the upcoming bowl season

Old Suwanee athletes make all-state teams

Five cross country runners lead honors

Hebron to host basketball clinic Saturday

Event will be Saturday at Dacula school

Dacula's Chimedza to sign with Southern Wesleyan soccer

Senior headed to college soccer program

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Hawks sign veteran McGrady to one-year deal

Tracy McGrady says he is ready to surprise skeptics who believe he no longer can perform as an elite NBA player.

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Title loss not what Buford has come to expect

Painful loss ends record streak of four straight state championships

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Rams, Raiders hope to keep each other on the run

The main theme for tonight's Class AAAAA state championship football game seems obvious enough. No. 2 state-ranked Grayson vs. sixth-ranked Walton.

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Dacula's Zito gives coach's take on Grayson-Walton matchup

As coach of the only common opponent of Grayson and Walton this season, Dacula’s Jared Zito has a unique perspective on tonight’s Class AAAAA state title clash.

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YARBROUGH: Who in the world cares that UGA lost the SEC Championship?

In case you have been vacationing on the moon, you may have missed the news that the student-athletes from the University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, came up a wee bit short in attaining the football championship of the Southeastern Conference. That honor went to the young men of Louisiana State University who, having observed them in post-game interviews, are destined to become either, you know, great orators or, you know, quantum physicists.

LETTERS: Schools have replaced Christianity with state-sponsored secular humanism

Columnist Cepeda on the mark in saying that schools go overbord in deciding what is "inappropriate."

LETTERS: Daily Post helps raise cancer awareness

Promotion of Carter Martin Classic brings notice to the fight against childhood cancer.

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Dacula man sentenced for eavesdropping

Dacula man admits to eavesdropping, sentenced to 3 years.

In wake of Canton tragedy, officials urge caution

Officials urge caution, awareness in wake of Canton tragedy.

Computer virus puts GMC on 'total diversion status'

Hospital expected to run on 'down-time' operations through the weekend

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Man charged with tattooing 15-year-old girl

Parents of 15-year-old girl discovered tatoo

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RICH: The perfect example of 'we'

Stevie Waltrip played a major role in her husband Darrell making the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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MCLEOD: How to get people to buy into your ideas

Use my three-step technique of context, framing and content.

Metals company expansion planned for Duluth

A distributor of metals has announced expansion of its Atlanta operations to Duluth.

Gwinnett deputy charged with DUI after Walton County wreck

Deputy resigned following DUI arrest

Gwinnett's credit rating reaffirmed

County's credit rating reaffirmed.

Police ID fatal stabbing victim

Victim in fatal Duluth stabing ID'd.

Georgia tax revenues show another monthly increase

For the 17th straight month, Georgia's tax collections rose 7 percent last month and are nearly 7 percent ahead of last year.

Survivor says he can't recall US soldier slayings

A soldier who survived a bullet creasing his head during shootings that left two of his Army roommates dead at their base camp in Iraq told a military judge Friday that he can't remember being shot or who pulled the trigger.

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As he campaigns, Gingrich also works for profit

Newt Gingrich loves selling himself — both as a presidential hopeful and as a for-profit author.

Friends mourn death of former state senator

Friends were mourning the death of former Georgia state Sen. Robert Brown, the fiery leader of the chamber's Democrats for six years, who was found dead at his home Thursday.

Man gets life in prison in Gainesville killing

A Gainesville man has been sentenced to life prison in connection with a deadly shooting at a housing complex in the northeast Georgia city.

Computer virus puts GMC on 'total diversion status'

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Because of a computer virus wreaking havoc on its networks, Gwinnett Medical Center has begun diverting ambulances from its campus and expects to continue operating primarily on a paper-based system throughout the weekend.

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Touchdown Club of Gwinnett honors season's best

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Dacula's Chimedza to sign with Southern Wesleyan soccer

Dacula senior Ruva Chimedza will sign a letter of intent Tuesday with the Southern Wesleyan soccer program. She will be honored with a 2:20 p.m. ceremony in the girls soccer fieldhouse at Dacula.

Gwinnett's credit rating reaffirmed

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett County is off the watch list.

Archer's Wyngaert commits to Union College softball

Archer senior Madison Wyngaert has made a commitment to the Union College (Ky.) fastpitch softball program. She is the daughter of Gordon and Julie Wyngaert.

Robert Johnson

Robert G. Johnson, age 77 of Monroe, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 10, 2011 in the Loganville Chapel of Tim ...

Joseph Sasso

Mr. Joseph James Sasso, age 92, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Thursday, December 08, 2011. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Madeline Sasso and his ...

Donald Broome

Donald A. Broome, age 52, of Buford, GA, passed away December 8, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133 ...

Eldo Thomason

Mr. Eldo Thomason, age 75, of Hoschton, Georgia died December 8, 2011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements. 770/867-1361

Eileen Corbett

Mrs. Eileen Bryan Corbett, age 63, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Shirley Day

Mrs. Shirley Day, age 69, of Winder, passed away December 7, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

Frances Greeson

Frances Greeson, age 75 of Lawrenceville, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 1:30 PM Sunday, December 11, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Lorenne Mabrey

Mrs. Lorenne Day Mabrey, age 86, of Buford, GA, passed away December 8, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Lions' Ramsey commits to CVCC baseball

Peachtree Ridge senior Coltan Ramsey has accepted an offer to pitch for the Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Ala.) baseball program.