News for Monday, November 21, 2011

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Palmer's role with Falcons building

Parkview grad Michael Palmer had a catch in Atlanta's win over Tennesee on Sunday.

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Parkview girls turn up pressure in win over Riverdale

Parkview girls' defense shined in a win over Riverdale on Monday.

Peachtree Ridge's Rives hits 3 to beat GAC

Cole Rives hit a 3-pointer to lift Peachtree Ridge past GAC on Monday; Mill Creek boys top Hillgrove

Three schools moving up; rest of Gwinnett staying put

GHSA releases plans; Lanier, Buford and Wesleyan will play up a classification in 2012-13

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Cook's homecoming with Titans ends in loss

Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook, a North Gwinnett grad, had a homecoming game when he played against the Falcons on Sunday.

Brookwood girls fall, Wesleyan rolls in holiday tourney

Brookwood girls lost to Southwest DeKalb on Monday; Wesleyan girls move on

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Falcons' Turner is running 'like a bowling ball'

Powerful back on the way to one of his best seasons as Atlanta chases playoffs

Edwards shows class and dignity in losing title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Carl Edwards did everything right in his quest to win NASCAR's championship.. He was strong and steady for 10 consecutive weeks, he salvaged solid finishes on the days his Roush Fenway Racing team struggled, and he stood steely in the path of Tony Stewart's unyielding verbal assault

PREP ROUNDUP: Archer girls pull away in third for win over Chattahoochee

A look at Monday's prep sports action.

Gladiators trade Helfrich to Bakersfield

The Gwinnett Gladiators traded forward Tyler Helfrich to the Bakersfield Condors.

Gwinnett County's top swimming and diving performers

Top swimming and diving performances from the 2011-12 season

Grayson approves alcohol code changes

GRAYSON -- The Grayson City Council amended its alcohol beverage code for packaged sales Monday night, including a section stating that no interior building plans are required for a license application.. The ordinance, which goes into effect Dec. 19, requires that completed buildings must be approved by city and state

Lee Tucker named to Brand board

Local attorney is founder of a Lawrenceville firm.

Local business marks 25 years

Tanner's of Suwanee to celebrate with week of festivities.

Local builder wins awards

Home South Communities claims three OBIE honors.

Discovery Point hires Siegel as director of operations

Gained experience in the childcare industry while working for Learning Care Group.

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Former Bulldogs remember, mourn Munson

Brookwood grad and former UGA player Ian Knight said he remembers "how genuine a person" Larry Munson was.

State Supreme Court sides with Episcopal Church

SAVANNAH -- The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday in a long-simmering property dispute over Georgia's oldest church, saying a congregation that broke away from the national Episcopal Church in a dispute four years ago must give back the church's $3 million property in the heart of downtown Savannah.. The

EPD re-issues final Plant Washington permit

ATLANTA -- The state's Environmental Protection Division has re-issued the air permit for a proposed coal-fired power plant in Georgia after the plant addressed issues identified nearly a year ago by a judge.. Backers hope to begin construction on Plant Washington in 2012 or 2013. The plant is

Feds say no to free ride for two-person carpools

Federal officials reject proposed carpool change to HOT lanes.

Analysts, Inc. expands in Suwanee

Company to add local jobs.

Gwinnett courts get new jury service model

Gwinnett court system adopts new plan for jury selection

Parents awarded $9.8 million in child's drowning

Jury awards $9.8 to parent of boy who drowned at unlicensed daycare.

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Lil Light O' Mine teaches children to shine

Former Gwinnett resident creates Lil Light O' Mine, a line of religiously inspired products.

GGC tops charts in enrollment systemwide

Enrollment numbers in the University System of Georgia continue to climb, with Georgia Gwinnett College leading 35 other colleges and universities in growth.

Georgia EPD re-issues final Plant Washington permit

The state's Environmental Protection Division has re-issued the air permit for a proposed coal-fired power plant in Georgia after the plant addressed issues identified earlier by a judge.

Gingrich calls for private retirement accounts

Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich wants to give younger workers the option to choose private retirement accounts as an alternative to Social Security.

Ga. Supreme Court rules in favor of Snellville subdivision

Supreme court rules in favor of Snellville subdivision.

Oconee County park gets grant for improvements

Oconee County has received a grant that will pay for improvements to the basketball courts in a Bishop park.

Lawsuits targeted board, Cain over retirement fund

Republican Herman Cain served on the board of a Midwest utility company that paid $10.5 million to settle claims it failed to protect the retirement savings of its employees and paid another $26.5 million over claims it manipulated gas prices, potentially embarrassing episodes for a candidate running for president on his business experience.

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Rainbow Village fighting homelessness

Duluth organization in its 20th year helping homeless.

Palmer's role with Falcons building

ATLANTA -- Although Jared Cook's homecoming with Tennessee drew the attention, he wasn't the only tight end from Gwinnett County at the Georgia Dome on Sunday.

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Lil Light O' Mine teaches children to shine

MABLETON -- Former Gwinnett resident and 1994 Parkview High School graduate Courtney DeFeo started her company Lil Light O' Mine out of passion, not for profit. Since moving to Mableton with her family, she wanted to figure out ways to teach her daughters how to be responsible, learn to save money and the importance of giving back.

Lee Tucker named to Brand board

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A local attorney has been elected to the board of directors of Brand Group Holdings.

Gwinnett County's top swimming and diving performers

GIRLS TOP PERFORMERS

Parents awarded $9.8 million in child's drowning

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Gwinnett State Court jury awarded nearly $10 million to parents duped into thinking they were sending their son to a licensed daycare at a Buford home where the boy later drowned, an attorney said Monday.

Richard Li

Richard Li, age 74, of Tucker, GA died on November 20, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Rainbow Village fighting homlessness

Homelessness. What a frightening word. Have you ever thought about how easy it could be to become homeless? Keep reading to find out what the turning point was for some Rainbow Village families when they found themselves in this situation.

Discovery Point hires Siegel as director of operations

DULUTH -- Cindy Siegel is joining the Discovery Point management team as director of operations.