News for Friday, November 18, 2011

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Gallman, Grayson defense get it done again

Forced fumble helps turn tide in Rams' favor

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M.L. King ties game in final seconds, beats Broncos in OT

Brookwood's late-game magic runs out in second round of playoffs

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Rams overcome turnovers, Lowndes for 25-17 win

'Character' victory gives Grayson another home game in the quarterfinals

Bears rally to win girls hoops opener

Mountain View's girls stun Central with late comeback

Screen pass keys Packers' comeback against North

Momentum-shifting play helps Colquitt solve stingy North defense

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Top-ranked Wolves whip Warriors

Staub rushes for 134 yards as Buford rolls into the quarterfinals

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Dacula back in quarterfinals after beating Newnan

Falcons overcome adversity, return to Elite Eight for first time since 2005

IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS: Gwinnett Grads

Where to catch Gwinnett Grads on TV in this weekend's college football action

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Grayson's Sides helps West Georgia turnaround

Senior, other Gwinnett grads help team to upset of No. 1 Delta State, winning record

Brookwood grad Cooper chooses Hoosiers

Former Bronco linebacker David Cooper picks Big Ten school over offers from Eastern Michigan, Iowa State and Louisiana-Lafayette

Tech, Duke looking to bounce back

Jackets can pick up eighth win in Saturday ACC road trip

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No. 3 Alabama seniors on verge of milestone win

Alabama's seniors are poised to become the program's winningest class. They'll wrap up their careers at Bryant-Denny Stadium today against Georgia Southern (9-1) of the Football Championship Subdivision, a game in which they're favored to notch record-setting win No. 46.

King headed to Florida State

Duluth resident and current St. Pius X High School senior Mary Elizabeth King has signed a national letter of intent to join Florida State's swimming and diving program next fall.. King, a two-time All-American, holds the individual St. Pius school record in the 100-yard butterfly, and is

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Georgia must beat Cats to make SEC title game

Bulldogs hope to keep rolling in SEC regular-season finale

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NASCAR chairman defends secret fines

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- NASCAR chairman Brian France defended the policy of fining drivers who make critical comments about the series, and said Friday he saw no benefit in making those penalties public.. The Associated Press on Thursday reported Brad Keselowski was fined $25,000 for critical comments made last week about

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Edwards eager to prove he belongs with Falcons

Big free agent signee disappointed with production thus far

G-BRAVES NOTES: Veteran catcher firms up position

AAA team adds catcher for depth

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YARBROUGH: House Speaker Ralston may spend this Thanksgiving closer to home

House Speaker Ralston may spend this Thanksgiving closer to home. "Come in. Well, if it isn't Spiro Amburn, my favorite chief of staff. How are you, Spiro?". "I'm fine, Mr. Speaker. You sent for me?". "Yes, I did. We are getting pretty close to Thanksgiving and I wondered

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Three charged with exploiting mentally ill

Three charged with exploiting mentally ill in Barrow County.

Sugar canisters instead filled with coffee creamer recalled

Georgia-based Diamond Crystal Brands Inc. is recalling sugar canisters that were inadvertently filled with non-dairy coffee creamer.

Four charge in alleged auto theft ring

Police charge four in auto theft ring.

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Joe Paterno has lung cancer, son says

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has a treatable form of lung cancer, according to his son. (UPDATED: 5:35 p.m.)

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Mill Creek cheerleaders are state champs

Mill Creek cheerleaders took home the state title in the AAAAA division last weekend.

ArtReach founder Anderson to address local DAR chapter

Susan Anderson of ArtReach Foundation will be speaking about "Project America" for traumatized soldiers and their families to use expressive arts to heal their trauma at Philadelphia Winn DAR chapter meeting on Nov. 20.

Police team to target metal crooks

Police team meant to thwart copper thefts cracks its first case.

Recycling event Saturday at Coolray

Residents of Gwinnett County are encouraged to come out for America Recycles Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Report: Black Dems lose clout in southern capitols

Black lawmakers have lost clout in Southern state capitols as their overwhelming allegiance to the Democratic Party has left them without power in increasingly GOP-controlled state legislatures, a new report says.

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Georgia SPCA offers holiday pet photos on Sunday

Santa "Claws" is coming to town taking pictures with pets at the Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to raise money for the nonprofit.

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Burglary suspect leaves car running, Facebook page up

An alleged burglar was foiled after he left his car running in the driveway of his victim

Lawsuit: Georgia man fired for refusing to wear '666'

A Georgia factory worker claims in a federal lawsuit that he was fired after he refused to wear a '666' sticker he feared would doom him to eternal damnation.

Groups rally at Ga. immigration detention center

A year ago, Pedro Guzman was inside a federal detention center in southwest Georgia as his wife, mother-in-law and young son joined an annual vigil at the gate. This year he was outside, participating in the rally Friday, and said it felt amazing.

Man accused in Georgia sex cases caught in Texas

Officers in South Texas have captured a Georgia fugitive who's facing more than a dozen counts related to the alleged abuse of children.

Columbus to get new hybrid buses for transit system

Columbus will get four new hybrid buses for METRA, the west Georgia city's public transportation system.

Georgia wants less water released from Lanier

State officials have asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reduce the amount of water it releases from Lake Lanier, which provides much of the water used in metro Atlanta, including Gwinnett County.

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Oklahoma State women's coaches die in Ark. plane crash

Oklahoma State University women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna were killed when the single-engine plane they were riding in during a recruiting trip crashed in a steep terrain in central Arkansas, the university confirmed Friday morning.

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Grayson has an unstoppable force in Nkemdiche

LOGANVILLE -- Just shaking Robert Nkemdiche's hand can be an unpleasant experience. And he's not trying to do any more than a causal greeting.

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Burglary suspect leaves car running, Facebook page up

NORCROSS -- Gwinnett County police are looking for an alleged burglar that was, for all intents and purposes, foiled after he left his car running in the driveway of his victim Tuesday -- but the indiscretions didn't stop there.

Norcross holds on to beat Columbia

NORCROSS -- Two-time defending Class AAAAA state champion Norcross didn't have any time to fret about its opening loss to McEachern, the team the Blue Devils had beaten in the title game last season.

Gladiators call on Sauer to step between pipes

DULUTH -- Without either goalies back from their AHL affiliates, the Gwinnett Gladiators put in a call to Billy Sauer on Thursday.

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Dacula seeks another win after emotional first round

A handful of Dacula's football players could barely walk off the field on their own power after last week's first round of the playoffs.

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Getting to Know ... Bryan Brutlag

Rookie forward Bryan Brutlag's first professional goal was the game-winner in the Gwinnett Gladiators' home opener this season and he's been a steady contributor since. The 22-year-old Minnesotan is coming off a four-year college career where he helped re-establish Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a national tournament contender.

ArtReach founder Anderson to address local DAR chapter

LAWRENCEVILLE -- On Sunday, ArtReach Foundation founder, Susan Anderson, is speaking with the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter, the Philadelphia Winn, to talk about her latest undertaking "Project America." The endeavor teaches traumatized soldiers and their families to use expressive arts to heal their trauma from war.

Tech falls to St. Joe's

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Carl Jones scored 21 points to lead Saint Joseph's to a 66-53 victory over Georgia Tech in the Charleston Classic on Thursday night.

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Rams pit strength against strength with Vikings

It's a whole new crop of players, but not enough time has passed for memories to fade.

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North trying to end playoff curse against South Georgia teams

When it comes to winning football games, North Gwinnett has been pretty successful in Region 7-AAAAA and across Gwinnett County.

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Broncos face big test in unbeaten M.L. King

From all the film Mark Crews has watched on M.L. King, one play stands out.

Watkins gets win in debut with Parkview

LILBURN -- If Tony Watkins' opening act as Parkview's girls basketball head coach is an indication of things to come in the 2011-12 season, there will be some happy times when March rolls around.

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Buford faces hot Jefferson County team in second round

Jefferson County head coach J.B. Arnold knows all about the tradition of Buford.

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Georgia SPCA offers holiday pet photos on Sunday

SUWANEE -- Thanksgiving is right around the corner which means mailing Christmas cards will soon be at the top of the to-do list. Want to send something purr-sonal for the holidays? Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is hosting its annual Santa "Claws" pet photo shoot on Sunday. With a $10 donation, owners will walk away with a printed photo and a CD filled with all photos taken.

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Warren Brown

Warren A. Brown, age 61, of Buford, died Tuesday, November 15, 2011 after an extended illness. Mr. Brown has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Sunday, November ...

Helen Withers

Helen Townsend Withers, 89, of Tucker, died Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Eunice Harrison

Eunice Harrison of Lilburn passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770) 564-2726.

Ronald Harold

Ronald Reginald Charles Harold, 73, of Lilburn, died Tuesday, November 15, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Zack Yarbray

Zack Yarbray, age 33 of Snellville, GA passed away on November 14, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010.

Christopher Carter

Christopher James Carter, age 26, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away November 16, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

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Danny Brogdon

Mr. Danny Goepper Brogdon, Jr., age 55, of Auburn, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Marilyn Brogdon. He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, Beth Brogdon, Auburn, GA; daughter and son-in-law Katie and Justice Beaver, Auburn, GA; son, Dan G. Brogdon III, Auburn, GA; grandson, Gabriel Mason Beaver, Auburn, GA; sisters, Dana Brogdon, Buford, GA and Becky Puckett, Buford, GA; brother, Mark Brogdon, Buford, GA; uncle and aunt, Jake and Janis Davenport, Chattanooga, TN. Mr. Brogdon was born March 16, 1956 in Buford, GA. He was a 1974 graduate of Buford High School and a veteran of the U. S. Navy attending Indianapolis Naval Academy. He was a member of Sugar Hill United Methodist Church. He was retired from PFAFF Industrial as sales purchasing manager. He was an avid fisherman and coached Little League football and baseball. Funeral service will be held Monday, November 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church in Sugar Hill, GA with Rev. Jerry Meredith officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Level Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery in Suwanee, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.

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Ruth Grimes

Ruth Grimes