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Falcons hold off Locker, Titans for 23-17 win

Roddy White had seven receptions for a season-high 147 yards and Atlanta fended off a comeback led by rookie quarterback Jake Locker, beating the Tennessee Titans 23-17 Sunday.

Blue laws end this weekend in 9 Gwinnett cities

Package sales allowed Sunday, in some cities.

Norcross Reverend's movie premieres Nov. 22 at the Fox Theatre

ATLANTA -- Do you know what will happen when Jesus comes back to the world to collect his people?

Police: Pair arrested after nude photo shoot near church

Gwinnett Police arrested a man and a woman they say were holding a nude photo shoot next to a church.

Holiday traffic to be heavy, even without lane closures

Lane closures off for holiday

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gwinnett judicial races heating up for 2012

Two more people announce judicial races.

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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

Police team to target metal crooks

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

Four charge in alleged auto theft ring

Police charge four in auto theft ring.

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Three charged with exploiting mentally ill

Three charged with exploiting mentally ill in Barrow County.

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.

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Longtime Georgia announcer Munson dies at 89

Larry Munson, the voice of the Georgia Bulldogs for nearly 43 years, has died. He was 89.

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Falcons hold off Locker, Titans for 23-17 win

Roddy White had seven receptions for a season-high 147 yards and Atlanta fended off a comeback led by rookie quarterback Jake Locker, beating the Tennessee Titans 23-17 Sunday.

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Peachtree Ridge team takes first in robotic competition

Peachtree Ridge hosted a massive robotics competition Saturday

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Mill Creek cheerleaders are state champs

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

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Accountability on minds of HOT lanes foes at town hall

Less than 100 attend town hall meeting Thursday.

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Stewart edges Edwards to win NASCAR championship

Tony Stewart held off Carl Edwards to win his third NASCAR championship with a powerful and relentless drive Sunday in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Longtime Georgia announcer Munson dies at 89

Larry Munson, the voice of the Georgia Bulldogs for nearly 43 years, has died. He was 89.

LSU, Alabama atop latest BCS standings

LSU-Alabama Round 2 is just a few victories away. A weekend filled with upsets left the Southeastern Conference rivals in the top two spots in the BCS standings released Sunday.

Miami self-imposes bowl game ban due to investigation

Miami is not going to a bowl this season, self-imposing a ban that school officials say was "necessary" in response to an ongoing NCAA investigation into the university's compliance practices.

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Super Six Basketball capsules

Bios on the Daily Post's top prep basketball players

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Stewart edges Edwards to win NASCAR championship

Tony Stewart held off Carl Edwards to win his third NASCAR championship with a powerful and relentless drive Sunday in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Falcons hold off Locker, Titans for 23-17 win

Roddy White had seven receptions for a season-high 147 yards and Atlanta fended off a comeback led by rookie quarterback Jake Locker, beating the Tennessee Titans 23-17 Sunday.

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Defense leads Georgia back to SEC title game

Todd Grantham's Georgia defense was ready to take the lead.

Stanford student from Atlanta among Rhodes Scholars

A Stanford University senior from Atlanta is among 32 American students named Rhodes Scholars for 2012.

Man found shot, slain in empty Augusta lot

Richmond County sheriff's deputies are investigating the slaying of a 36-year-old Augusta man.

Sunday alcohol sales start in some Georgia cities

Retailers in several Georgia cities began ringing up beer, wine and liquor Sunday for the first time since voters in many communities statewide ended more than a century of banning alcohol sales on what many consider a day of worship.

Clarence Thomas celebrates museum in Ga. hometown

A new museum chronicling the history of a tiny black community on the Georgia coast has opened with a dedication ceremony featuring one of its favorite sons — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Bed Bath & Beyond bringing 900 jobs to Jackson Co.

Bed Bath & Beyond is expected to bring up to 900 jobs to Jackson County next year when it opens a service center that will handle the company's expanding online sales operations.

Norcross Reverend's movie premieres Nov. 22 at the Fox Theatre

ATLANTA -- Do you know what will happen when Jesus comes back to the world to collect his people? No one knows exactly what may ensue, but that didn't stop the Rev. William Sheals of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church of Norcross.

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PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Scoreboard "lights out" in Dacula win

Dacula's 32-21 win over Newnan in the Class AAAAA second round was played without a working scoreboard, which sat blank in darkness behind the school's concession stand.

Wesleyan rolls as Wilkins hits milestone

LILBURN -- The Wesleyan girls are ranked No. 16 in the national preseason rankings by ESPNU and the Wolves showed why Saturday, routing a team from Alabama.

Gladiators have winning streak snapped by Stingrays

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Trent Campbell's go-ahead goal with 3:49 left in the third sunk the Gladiators Saturday night, as they had their five-game regulation unbeaten streak snapped by the Stingrays 3-2 at North Charleston Coliseum.

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Sims, Washington help Georgia Tech top Duke 38-31

DURHAM, N.C. -- Every time Georgia Tech needed a big play, Tevin Washington delivered -- both with his feet and his arm.

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Bulldogs finish the drill for SEC East title

ATHENS -- The game was as ugly as Lee Corso's mouth when he dropped an F-bomb at the end of ESPN's "College GameDay" earlier in the day. But all that matters for Georgia is it can now book a trip to the SEC Championship Game in December.

Panthers end tough season on a high note with 42-35 win

ATLANTA -- For a team in need of a win as much as Georgia State was, the postgame news conference following the Panthers' 42-35 win over Campbell on Saturday before 11,125 fans at the Georgia Dome seemed a bit subdued.

Stenhouse Jr. wins Nationwide Series championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. drove dozens of laps as a champion -- and didn't even know it.

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GAC closes strong to beat Mill Creek

NORCROSS -- When the Greater Atlanta Christian girls fell behind by eight points to Mill Creek late in the third quarter Saturday, it looked like the deficit might be tough to overcome.

PREP ROUNDUP: Central boys rally to beat Hillgrove in hoops

SMYRNA -- Darius Joell had 11 points and Justin Martin added 10 as Central Gwinnett boys basketball team rallied from 13 points down to knock off Hillgrove in the Cobb-Gwinnett Challenge. Trailing 30-20 at the half, Central took the lead for good with just under two minutes to go in the game to get the win. Eman Westmoreland added eight points for the Black Knights (2-0).

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Joseph Davis

Mr. Joseph Huland Davis, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, November 18, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Jane Davis; parents, Lawsha and ...

Runelle Thompson

Runelle Ray Thompson age 70 of Loganville passed away Saturday, November 19, 2011. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Monday, November 21, 2011 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim ...

Gertrude Coble

Gertrude Louise Coble, age 73 of Marietta, GA passed away November 18, 2011. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

Betty Thompson

Mrs. Betty Kelly Thompson, age 89, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Paul Thompson. She is survived ...

Mozelle Gaddis

Mrs. Mozelle Rives Gaddis, age 87, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2011. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

Thomas Saliceti

Thomas Saliceti, age 79 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on November 17, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Lisa Mae Sheppard

Lisa Mae Priest Sheppard, age 44, of Auburn, Georgia died November 18, 2011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements. www.carterfhwinder.com

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Falcons hold off Locker, Titans for 23-17 win

ATLANTA — The Falcons held on for the win, which was the most important thing.