News for Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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24th annual tree lighting scheduled for Gwinnett Historic Courthouse

Christmas tree at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse will be lit on Thanksgiving Day

2 sought in Stone Mountain home robbery, beating

Two sought in Stone Mountain home robbery, beating.

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Expansion of long-debated Lilburn mosque to take 'a few years'

After long fight for approval, Lilburn mosque may have longer wait ahead of it

Airport board questions consultant

Committee hears from airport privatization consultants.

Suspect arrested in August nightclub shooting

Suspect arrested in August night club shooting

Parents awarded $9.8 million in child's drowning

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

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.

GMC-Duluth now offers robotic thoracic surgeries

GMC-Duluth expands robotic surgery offerings

T-SPLOST projects outside of Gwinnett could impact local drivers

Transportation decisions outside Gwinnett can impact locals

Security beefed up for holidays at Gwinnett Place

The Gwinnett Place CID is increasing security during the holiday shopping season

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Providence Christian purchases iPad 2 tablets for students

Students of Providence Christian Academy in grades 7-12 will get to use iPad 2s to complement their learning experience at the school.

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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.

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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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Mill Creek cheerleaders are state champs

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

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Hawks, hot behind arc, edge Spartans

Evans, Mill Creek go 13-for-26 in North showcase win

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Chemistry, flexibility big part of Grayson's offensive line success

At Grayson, the offensive line has been a mainstay, especially during the team's current run of five straight trips to the Class AAAAA quarterfinals.

Parkview girls storm back for title

Parkview girls roar back to win own tourney

Caldwell-Pope leads Georgia past Notre Dame

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a career-high 16 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the game, helping Georgia to a 61-57 victory over Notre Dame on Tuesday night in the third-place game of the CBE Classic.

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Tech women outmuscle Kennesaw State 91-54

Facing an opponent dressing just eight players, Georgia Tech's women's basketball team's goal was to wear down visiting Kennesaw State in their meeting Tuesday night.

PREP ROUNDUP: Meadowcreek wrestlers in Turkey Day title

A look at Tuesday's prep roundup action.

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Wesleyan to face Lovett for title

The Wesleyan girls haven't been challenged yet, but that figures to change tonight in the championship game of its Turkey Tip-Off.

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CLINE: Keeping up with the principal a tall order

Looking back at my day at Crews Middle School.

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THOMAS: Searching for the perfect candidate

As Republican presidential candidates rise only to fall when their imperfections are brought to light, Republican voters risk disappointment in 2012 by playing the left's game on their turf and by their rules. What they must do instead is to protect their "product" at a time when the opportunity to

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Tech gets Smith back, UGA's Crowell has 'chance' to play

Georgia Tech's running back situation is more crisply defined than Georgia's four days before the annual battle for state bragging rights.

Wesleyan's McMurry signs with FSU swimming

Standout helped Wolves to state title last season

SEC West teams lead way, create crazy scenarios

Mississippi State's Dan Mullen said two months ago that whoever wins the SEC West is "the best in the country." If only it were that simple.

G-BRAVES NOTES: Veteran catcher Boscan re-signs

Several roster moves made by Braves organization

Airport board questions consultant

Committee hears from airport privatization consultants.

Suspect arrested in August nightclub shooting

Suspect arrested in August night club shooting

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Expansion of long-debated Lilburn mosque to take 'a few years'

After long fight for approval, Lilburn mosque may have longer wait ahead of it

24th annual tree lighting scheduled for Gwinnett Historic Courthouse

Christmas tree at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse will be lit on Thanksgiving Day

2 sought in Stone Mountain home robbery, beating

Two sought in Stone Mountain home robbery, beating.

T-SPLOST projects outside of Gwinnett could impact local drivers

Transportation decisions outside Gwinnett can impact locals

Winder bypass could get funding from T-SPLOST

Winder bypass funding could come through sales tax.

Two Henry County court employees face drug charges

Authorities say two Henry County court employees are facing charges after law officers say they did a drug deal in the courthouse parking lot.

Police: Intruder demands money from 101-year-old man

Police are seeking help from the public to identify a suspect after someone demanded money from a 101-year-old man in his Savannah home in the middle of the night.

Construction costs rise for Plant Vogtle expansion

Georgia Power executives say construction costs for the planned expansion of Plant Vogtle are $42 million over budget.

Man pleads not guilty in death of wife

A Barrow County man accused of killing a woman whose body was found in a Georgia well has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and aggravated assault.

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Providence Christian purchases iPad 2 tablets for students

Students of Providence Christian Academy in grades 7-12 will get to use iPad 2s to complement their learning experience at the school.

Chamber to honor Gwinnett's best in health care

Chamber to recognize county's best in health care

GMC-Duluth now offers robotic thoracic surgeries

GMC-Duluth expands robotic surgery offerings

Security beefed up for holidays at Gwinnett Place

The Gwinnett Place CID is increasing security during the holiday shopping season

Wesleyan's McMurry signs with FSU swimming

Wesleyan senior Anthony McMurry has signed a letter of intent with the Florida State men's swimming program.

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Falcons' Turner is running 'like a bowling ball'

FLOWERY BRANCH -- All the postgame comments from Tennessee's locker room were similar: Tackling Michael Turner is no easy task.

Peachtree Ridge's Rives hits 3 to beat GAC

SUWANEE -- Senior Cole Rives nailed a 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left to lead Peachtree Ridge to a thrilling 67-64 win over two-time Class AA champion Greater Atlanta Christian at the North Gwinnett Bulldog Classic.

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Tech gets Smith back, UGA's Crowell has 'chance' to play

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech's running back situation is more crisply defined than Georgia's four days before the annual battle for state bragging rights.

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.

Three schools moving up; rest of Gwinnett staying put

It took a week longer than expected, but the Georgia High School Association completed the first phase of its reclassification for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years Monday.

Chamber to honor Gwinnett's best in health care

DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce will host its first-ever Healthcare Excellence Awards ceremony next month.

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Cook's homecoming with Titans ends in loss

ATLANTA -- Jared Cook didn't make it to the Georgia Dome while at North Gwinnett or for South Carolina. So Sunday's homecoming with the Tennessee Titans was special.

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Chemistry, flexibility big part of Grayson's offensive line success

LOGANVILLE -- In some football lore, offensive linemen have been compared to blocks of granite. Other times, they have been referred to as the "big uglies."

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

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Archer scored 26 points in the third quarter to pull away for a 54-39 win over Chattahoochee in girls basketball on Monday in the Archer Thanksgiving Classic.

Brookwood girls fall, Wesleyan rolls in holiday tourney

NORCROSS -- When Rebecca Walker swished a late 3-pointer, it looked like Brookwood's second-half comeback might pay off with a spot in Tuesday's semifinals of the Wesleyan Turkey Tip-Off.

Gladiators trade Helfrich to Bakersfield

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

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Wright O'Laughlin

Wright Wilbur O'Laughlin, 78, of Snellville, GA, passed away on Friday, November 18. Wright is survived by his wife, Christine; his children, Mark, Lamont, Casey, Dennis, Bruce, Iris, Sandy, and Wright; his 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was born and raised in Chicago, IL, and was a good husband, father, and carpenter, and he loved all things nature. A private family gathering will be held in Snellville. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to your local humane society. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, A Family Company, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.?

Wright O'Laughlin

Wright Wilbur O'Laughlin, 78, of Snellville, GA, passed away on Friday, November 18. Wright is survived by his wife, Christine; his children, Mark, Lamont, Casey, Dennis, Bruce, Iris ...

Estel Howard

Estel Howard age 78, of Duluth GA, passed away November 20, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 32 years Patricia Howard of Duluth, GA. Children Linda Nelson of ...

Lucille Bradford

Lucille J. Bradford, age 90, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, entered into rest on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Life Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 ...

Lisa Sheppard

Lisa Mae Priest Sheppard, age 44, of Auburn, Georgia died November 18, 2011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements. 770/867-1361 www.carterfhwinder.com

Dorothy Fox

Dorothy A. Fox, age 89 of Snellville, GA passed away on November 19, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010. www.stewartfh.com

David Fleming

David C. Fleming, age 46 of Duluth, GA died November 20, 2011. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

James Moore

James Ian Moore, Jr., age 52 of Monroe, GA passed away November 18, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594.

Linda Byrne

Linda Diane Byrne, 63, formerly of New York Mills, N.Y. and currently residing in Lawrenceville, GA., died Saturday, November 19th at Gwinnett Medical Center. Linda fought a very courageous battle ...

Lavonia Bailey

Mrs. Lavonia Shelley Bailey, of Lavonia, GA, passed away November 21, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Bennett Stewart

Bennett Stewart, age 84 of Suwanee, died November 19, 2011. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel. Entombment Eternal ...

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

Lavette Brownlee

Mr. Lavette Brownlee, age 86 of Grayson, GA passed away on November 20, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010. www.stewartfh.com

Vernell Allen

Mrs. Vernell H. McDaniel Allen, age 83, of Lavonia, GA, and formerly of Flowery Branch, GA passed away November 17, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior ...

Roy Huff

Roy "Rgie" Huff, II., age 50 of Winder, GA passed away on November 20, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553.

Mildred Crook

Mildred W. Crook, age 85 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on November 19, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010. www.stewartfh.com