News for Monday, November 14, 2011

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Man jumps from I-85 overpass

A man jumped from the Interstate 85 bridge at Pleasant Hill Road on Monday evening.

Father's charges upgraded to murder

Cruelty charges against father updgraded to murder followng infant's death.

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Police: Lawrenceville banker charged in fraud scheme

Banker charged with bilking customer with bogus ATM card.

Gwinnett property taxes due Tuesday

Property tax bills are due Nov. 15.

Work begins Tuesday on Ga. 316, 20 interchange

Construction to begin on interchange project.

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Sugar Hill middle-schooler collecting socks to send troops

Kailey Landress, an 11-year-old girl from Sugar Hill, is trying to collect 10,000 pairs of socks to send troops during the holidays.

Town hall on Gwinnett toll lanes planned Thursday

Town hall meeting Thursday

Nash to unveil 2012 spending plan Tuesday

Chairwoman Nash talks about upcoming budget presentation.

Georgia AG pleased by high court's health law review

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens said he's pleased that the Supreme Court will hear arguments over President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul.

GGC waives application fee

Georgia Gwinnett College is waiving its $20 application fee from now through Nov. 20 for the spring, summer and fall 2012 semesters.

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Braves' Kimbrel, Rays' Hellickson chosen rookies of the year

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has been chosen the NL Rookie of the Year in a unanimous vote and Tampa Bay pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has won the AL award.

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Sugar Hill middle-schooler collecting socks to send troops

Kailey Landress, an 11-year-old girl from Sugar Hill, is trying to collect 10,000 pairs of socks to send troops during the holidays.

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Saints beat Falcons 26-23 in OT on Kasay kick

The Falcons rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but lose, 26-23, in overtime.

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Kyle Maynard's next adventure: Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the world's tallest free-standing mountain. Comfortably nestled among three of the largest lakes on the planet, it rises to a daunting 19.340 feet near Tanzania's northwest border with Kenya.. Ernest Hemingway once mused about its peak as follows: "Close to the western summit there is the

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New stores open at Discover Mills

Just in time for the holiday season, several new stores have opened at Discover Mills.

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Veterans honored for lifetime of service at Gwinnett ceremony

Veterans remembered, honored Friday.

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Brookwood-Collins Hill, Mill Creek-Parkview splits among early swim-dive results

Results of the season-opening swimming and diving meets in Gwinnett

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Big men Miller, Holsey lead Tech past Delaware State

It took a little longer than the Yellow Jackets would have liked, but it can be said Georgia Tech took some literal big steps forward in Monday's night's basketball game with Delaware State.

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Playoffs break toward home for Gwinnett teams

All but one Gwinnett playoff team will play at home Friday.

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Gwinnett Football League crowns its winners

Game-by-game results of the youth league's title matchups

BISHER: Payton a winner on crutches

Well, I went to see a Falcons game Sunday, and after a long and cantankerous afternoon with the New Orleans Saints, it all came down to one play.

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Atlanta's Smith still accepting blame for OT loss

Everyone seems to be playing Monday Morning Quarterback with Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith.

Gladiators lose both goalies on same day

Both Gladiators goalies called up to AHL

Snellville's new mayor, council members take oaths

Newly elected mayor Kelly Kautz and freshman council members Bobby Howard, Diane Krause and Dave Emanuel were sworn into their respective offices in Snellville government Monday evening before a packed house.

Sugar Hill holds hearing on budget

The Sugar Hill City Council held the first of three public hearings on its 2012 budget at its monthly meeting Monday night.

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Police clear out Occupy Oakland camp

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Riot-clad law enforcement officers cleared out Oakland's weeks-old anti-Wall Street encampment early Monday, arresting Occupy demonstrators and removing tents from a downtown plaza after issuing several warnings over the weekend.. Protesters appeared to put up little resistance, and officers could be seen calmly leading

Lilburn election certified

The election last week of Mayor-Elect Johnny Crist and two council members was certified here Monday night.

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The Pitcher's Mound to honor college-bound seniors

Eleven local players from facility have signed with colleges

Weir wins championship in the 50 freestyle

Brookwood grad edges Hardy, Joyce and Torres in Grand Prix

Mill Creek's Williams signs with Shorter basketball

Hawks standout joins sister Tia at the next level

Collins Hill to offer winter lacrosse camp

Training sessions to include Bucknell coach

Softball seniors lead Region 7-8 team to victories

Georgia Dugout Club hosts all-state games in Columbus

Parkview's Lehner signs with Georgia Tech

Senior holds state high school record in the 100 breaststroke

Mill Creek to honor softball signees

Hawks' Sagermann, Griffin, Robles and Holland bound for college programs

Man jumps from I-85 overpass

A man jumped from the Interstate 85 bridge at Pleasant Hill Road on Monday evening.

Father's charges upgraded to murder

Cruelty charges against father updgraded to murder followng infant's death.

Gwinnett property taxes due Tuesday

Property tax bills are due Nov. 15.

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Police: Lawrenceville banker charged in fraud scheme

Banker charged with bilking customer with bogus ATM card.

Key senator says another FAA shutdown possible

Another shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is possible because lawmakers haven't resolved a labor issue that's holding up passage of a long-term funding bill for the agency, a key senator said Monday.

Southeast Georgia explored as possible zircon source

An official with a mining company says it's exploring in southeast Georgia's Brantley and Charlton counties for the mineral zircon and could eventually turn its attention to Glynn County.

Georgia-Georgia Tech game set for noon kickoff

The Georgia-Georgia Tech game in Atlanta on Nov. 26 has been set for a noon kickoff.

Town hall on Gwinnett toll lanes planned Thursday

Town hall meeting Thursday

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Gingrich in Iowa says GOP taking second look

Newt Gingrich is conceding that he made mistakes early in his campaign for the Republican nomination for president, but says his debate performances are leading voters to take another look at him.

Cain accuser's former boyfriend says they all met

The former boyfriend of a woman who accused Republican presidential contender Herman Cain of inappropriate sexual behavior said Monday that he and this then-girlfriend met the businessman in the late 1990s.

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Braves' Kimbrel, Rays' Hellickson chosen rookies of the year

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has been chosen the NL Rookie of the Year in a unanimous vote and Tampa Bay pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has won the AL award.

Work begins Tuesday on Ga. 316, 20 interchange

Construction to begin on interchange project.

Georgia AG pleased by high court's health law review

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens said he's pleased that the Supreme Court will hear arguments over President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul.

State files waiver from education law

Georgia is asking for a massive overhaul of how it measures student achievement under the federal No Child Left Behind law, according to documents released Monday.

Doraville police officer killed in I-20 wreck

Authorities said a Doraville police officer has been killed in a traffic accident on Interstate 20.

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Sugar Hill middle-schooler collecting socks to send troops

Kailey Landress, an 11-year-old girl from Sugar Hill, is trying to collect 10,000 pairs of socks to send troops during the holidays.

Macon mayor says tire plant construction delayed

The mayor of Macon says a tire manufacturer's plans to build a sprawling plant in Bibb County have been delayed.

Ceremony to mark new burial method in Ga. forest

A Methodist church leader and representatives of a Virginia company are in the north Georgia town of Dahlonega to launch an alternative burial method in which memorial trees are chosen as a final resting place for cremated ashes.

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Supreme Court to hear health care case this term

The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear arguments next March over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul — a case that could shake the political landscape just as voters are deciding if Obama deserves another term.

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UGA offers new online master's in teaching reading

The University of Georgia's College of Education is launching a new online master's degree in reading education.

Police clear out downtown Occupy Oakland camp

OAKLAND, Calif. — Riot-clad law enforcement officers cleared out a weeks-old anti-Wall Street encampment in Oakland just before dawn Monday, arresting dozens of Occupy demonstrators and clearing out tents from a downtown plaza after issuing several warnings over the weekend.

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Saints beat Falcons 26-23 in OT on Kasay kick

The Falcons rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but lose, 26-23, in overtime.

Man jumps from I-85 overpass

Four lanes of Interstate 85 were shut down during Monday's rush hour commute after a man jumped 23 feet from the Pleasant Hill Road overpass onto southbound lanes of traffic.

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Atlanta's Smith still accepting blame for OT loss

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Everyone seems to be playing Monday Morning Quarterback with Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith.

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Gingrich in Iowa says GOP taking second look

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Newt Gingrich is conceding that he made mistakes early in his campaign for the Republican nomination for president, but says his debate performances are leading voters to take another look at him.

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THE BLITZ: Dacula can be county's next elite team

Editor’s Note: Brandon Brigman, a sports writer for the Daily Post, writes a blog every Monday called “The Blitz.” It is available online at www.gwinnettdailypost.com.

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Golden Brooks

Golden "Goldie" E. Brooks, age 84 of Loganville, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 in the Loganville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Mickey Oliver will officiate. Burial Loganvile Memorial Gardens. A member of New Testament Baptist Church in Loganville, Mr. Brooks was a retired truck driver for Roadway Express, was an Air Force Veteran of WWII, and a member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronnie Brooks, son-in-law, Boyce Pruitt and sister, Jeanette Moon. Mr. Brooks is survived by: Wife: Helen Stevens Brooks, Loganville; Children: Veneta Brooks Pruitt, Buford; Scott & Lana Brooks; Brother: Gene Brooks; Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: Lawrence & Florence Stevens, all of Loganville; Grandchildren: Sonny & Morgan Pruitt, Jesse & Kia Pruitt, Will Pruitt, Lindsey & Daniel Haywood, Stuart & Genevieve Brooks, Heather & John Ferguson, Ryan Brooks and fiancee' Lin Wagner, Brittney Brooks & fiance` James Shotwell; Great Grandchildren: Ethan, Taylor, Avery, Peyton, Braelyn, Walker, Waylan, Lauralie, Raylan, Nick, Chance & Avery; Several Nieces & Nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Testament Baptist Church Building Fund, 2165 Broadnax Mill Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052. Family will receive friends from 1-2PM, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052. 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com

Father's charges upgraded to murder

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Child cruelty charges against a Lawrenceville man have been upgraded to murder following the death of his 2-month-old daughter, records show.

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Super Six Swimming and Diving Profiles

SUPER SIX BOYS SWIMMING AND DIVING

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Carroll Garrett

Carroll Garrett age 58 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents Montie and Mae Garrett and brothers, Ernest and Roger Garrett all of Hiawassee, GA. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Betty Garrett of Lawrenceville; brother, Darrell Garrett of Hiawassee, GA sister, Jessie Ditmore of Lawrenceville, GA; two nephews, Carlton Garrett and Stacy Garrett; two nieces, Tiffany Garrett and Jessica Garrett and a host of cousins and friends. The Service to Celebrate the Life of Carroll Garrett will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 3:30pm at Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Rev. Johan Joubert and Rodney Underwood officiating. Interment Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday November 14, 2011 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com, Arrangements entrusted to Tom M. Wages, Funeral Service, LLC "A Family Company" Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411.

State files waiver from education law

ATLANTA — Georgia is asking for a massive overhaul of how it measures student achievement under the federal No Child Left Behind law, according to documents released Monday.

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Lynnette Braner-Seckler

Lynnette Braner-Seckler

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Braves' Kimbrel, Rays' Hellickson chosen rookies of the year

After Tommy Hanson finished third in 2009 and Jason Heyward was second in 2010, a former Gwinnett Brave finally broke through in the National League rookie of the year voting.

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Yvonne Moore

Yvonne Vincent Moore, age 85, of Lawrenceville, Georgia died Saturday, November 12, 2011. She is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, L.E. Moore; daughter & son-in-law, Becky and Larry Thompson of Lawrenceville, GA; son & daughter-in-law, David and JoAnn Moore of Raleigh, NC; four grandchildren, Julie Wasmund, Chris Thompson, Jason Moore, and David Moore; five great grandchildren, Brittany Thompson, Nicole Wasmund, Connor Wasmund, Tyler Moore, and Emily Grace; numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and cousins. Yvonne Vincent Moore was born on April 5, 1926, in Atlanta, GA to Ophelia Flowers Vincent and Homer Vincent. She graduated from Lilburn High School and truly was a native of Gwinnett County. She worked for Sears, Roebuck & Co., "Seasons of Fashion" in Tucker, "Formerly Yours" and "William's Dress Shop" in Lawrenceville. Yvonne loved to knit, crochet, cook for her family, and could make the most beautiful flower arrangements. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandchildren. This wonderful lady will be missed by all that knew her genuine smile and love of people. A Service Celebrating the Life of Yvonne V. Moore will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. at Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Rev. Lloyd Ferguson officiating. Interment Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A Family Company," Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411 has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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