News for Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Daily Post's All-County Cross Country team

The Daily Post's all-county cross country team.

New York hoops powers headed to Shiloh

Generals, Norcross to play in inaugural event

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HAMMOCK: Stinchcomb focused on life after football

Parkview grad relocates to Gwinnett after knee injuries derail Pro Bowl career

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G-Braves set 2012 game times

Local baseball team trying to beat the heat on Sundays

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BISHER: Kimbrel, horse racing and more

Musings on happenings in the sports world

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Kissel pushes herself to forefront of Brookwood program

Brookwood's Caroline Kissel is the Daily Post's Cross Country Runner of the Year.

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Peachtree Ridge's Brickell in the middle of magical career

Peachtree Ridge's Josh Brickell is the Daily Post's Runner of the Year after winning his second Class AAAAA state championship.

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Jacoby looks back on GSU career with pride after final win

Buford grad helps Curry start up young Panthers program

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SMITH: Julie Moran

Celebrating Julie Moran, UGA grad. Last week was a homecoming for her, bringing about an emotional high that was stimulating. She was honored by the Henry Grady School of Journalism, which inducted her into the "Grady Fellowship" for post graduate achievement. The trip back to Athens put her in touch

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CEPEDA: Immigration's growing pains

Immigration's growing pains a positive. CHICAGOIf there's anything good to be said about the substance of the national debate over immigration, it's that even though policy conversations have centered almost exclusively on enforcement measures, the focus is no longer cultural.Back in 2005 when the Hispanic community went into revolt after

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Aurora Theatre's 'Christmas Canteen' brings holiday cheer

The Aurora Theatre presents its annual holiday play, "Christmas Canteen," a musical for the entire family.

Army Corps restricts water flow from Lake Lanier

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday it will conserve water during the ongoing drought by restricting the flow from Lake Lanier, a major reservoir that serves as the main water supply for Gwinnett County and the Atlanta area.

Black Friday sales starting Thursday night

With holiday shopping starting on Friday, stores traditionally open before dawn. This year, a few stores are begining their sales on Thursday night.

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Braselton-based company offering discount groceries

A Braselton business has stepped in to fill a need for families struggling to afford groceries.

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SMITH: Remembering Larry Munson

Loran Smith recounts his memories of the legendary UGA announcer.

Carl House swingin' with Black Friday Ball

Jazz and laughter will flow Friday at The Carl House, a special event venue, as it hosts the first annual Black Friday Ball.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Hugo' achieves a level of perfection never seen before in a movie

Michael Clark raves about Martin Scorsese's new flick, "Hugo."

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THE DISH: Roya Mediterranean Restaurant and Tapas Bar

Roya Mediterranean Restaurant and Tapas Bar is hidden behind the Mall of Georgia in Buford.

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Snellville and Loganville celebrate the holidays with tree lightings

Snellville and Loganville celebrate the holidays with tree lightings Nov. 25 and 26.

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ART BEAT: 'Santaland Diaries' allow Lionheart actors a chance to improvise

The Lionheart Theatre performs "Santaland Diaries" in the beginning of December.

Film Fans take a chance on 'Breaking Dawn: Part 1'

Film Fans review the latest "Twilight" movie.

Movie Trivia Contest 11-25

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Super 8'

Michael Clark spotlights J.J. Abrams' "Super 8" Blu-ray and DVD.

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'Arthur Christmas' is a holly, jolly romp

This pleasant holiday treat from Aardman, the British animation outfit behind "Chicken Run" and "Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit," has the old-fashioned spirit of Christmas at heart, spinning a snowflake-light tale with warmth, energy and goofy humor.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Descendants' is a hands-down masterpiece

Michael Clark reviews Alexander Payne's new movie, "The Descendants."

Enviromental & Heritage Center sponsors gingerbread house contest

Entries due Nov. 30 through Dec. 4.

GAB: Local Kroger hosts Vince Dooley

Vince Dooley will be at the Duluth Kroger on Sugarloaf Parkway signing copies of his books.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall disappointed by balanced budget vote

Local congressman on balanced budget amendment vote, Peachtree Corners qualifying set.

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Dacula football player battles cancer to be with team

DACULA -- One thing Chris Pendley is thankful for this Thanksgiving: finally getting to hit somebody.. The junior at Dacula High School is an offensive lineman on its football team making a surge through the state playoffs. He's been at practices and games all season along, but with that one

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Ailing father of two dies

A local man who survived a head-on collision two weeks ago was taken off life support Tuesday, family members said.

Securities case involves Norcross company

Gwinnett DA charges three with securities fraud

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Man arrested for impersonating police

Police said they have arrested a man for using flashing lights mounted on his dashboard Nov. 13 to attempt and pull a car over.

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Police search for man accused of killing ex-wife's new boyfriend

Murder suspect considered armed and dangerous

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RICH: Making Thanksgiving memories with a friend

And using a recipe that makes the day.

Higher prices don't deter Thanksgiving travelers

Whether on the highway or at home, Americans will pay more to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. But higher gas prices and costlier airfare are not stopping millions of people from traveling for the holiday.

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Analysis: Gingrich gambles in bid to catch Romney

Newt Gingrich, a political gambler his whole life, is banking on unorthodox stands on immigration, Social Security and other issues to propel him past Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential contest.

Teen severely hurt during nail salon fracas

A teenage girl's teeth were shattered by a flying porcelain soaking bowl during a brawl in a nail salon inside a Snellville Walmart store.

Police exchange gunfire outside Duluth massage parlor

Police responding to an armed robbery call at a Duluth massage parlor were met by a hail of bullets and returned fire in what became a fierce gun battle Tuesday night.

Police exchange gunfire outside Duluth massage parlor

DULUTH — An armed robbery turned into a shoot-out and a police chase Wednesday night in Duluth.

PREP ROUNDUP: Meadowcreek wrestlers in Turkey Day title

JONESBORO -- Six wrestlers put together perfect days and Meadowcreek came away with a championship at the Turkey Day Duals at Jonesboro.

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Wesleyan to face Lovett for title

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CEPEDA: Immigration's growing pains

CHICAGO — If there's anything good to be said about the substance of the national debate over immigration, it's that even though policy conversations have centered almost exclusively on enforcement measures, the focus is no longer cultural.Back in 2005 when the Hispanic community went into revolt after Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., sponsored a "papers, please" bill that also criminalized those assisting illegal immigrants -- very similar to the ones several states have now passed -- two competing narratives emerged.

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HAMMOCK: Stinchcomb focused on life after football

This isn't where Jon Stinchcomb expected to be Thanksgiving week.

Enviromental & Heritage Center sponsors gingerbread house contest

It'll be a green Christmas this year as the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center prepares for its Green Holiday program with a gingerbread house contest.

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CLINE: Keeping up with the principal a tall order

LAWRENCEVILLE — If there's one thing I took away from my visit to Crews Middle School last week, it's this: Dr. Vince Botta can really flip a switch.In our many trips in and out, the principal never failed to turn off the lights before leaving his office. During my time with him as part of the Principal for a Day program last week, I picked up on that part of his personality -- conscientious and consistent. But when it comes to running his school, the switch is always on for the high-energy Botta, who has been principal at Crews since 2008.

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THOMAS: Searching for the perfect candidate

Now it’s Newt’s turn. Having risen to the top in some opinion polls, the former speaker of the House is taking heat for large consulting fees paid to him by the government-sponsored mortgage company Freddie Mac for wisdom a New York Times editorial said was so simplistic it might have come from a fortune cookie.

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Hawks, hot behind arc, edge Spartans

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Daily Post's All-County Cross Country team

All-County Cross Country

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Police search for man accused of killing ex-wife's new boyfriend

NORCROSS -- A Norcross man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-wife's new boyfriend remains on the lam and is considered armed and dangerous, police said Wednesday.

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Peachtree Ridge's Brickell in the middle of magical career

Josh Brickell is hesitant to admit it, but he wasn't running his hardest towards the end of the season.

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Kokomo Hunt

Mr. Kokomo K. Hunt, age 95, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, November 21, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-five years, Florence J ...

William Booth

Mr. William Bill Booth, age 83, of Lafeyette, LA and formerly of Buford, GA and Norcross, GA, passed away November 19, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by ...

Samuel Brown

Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Brown passed away peacefully on November 20, 2011 while Virginia, his wife of 58 years, was by his side. He was born on October 4, 1926 ...

Bobby Garner

Bobby Ray Garner, age 61 of Winder, GA passed away on November 21, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553.

Mary Bohannon

Mrs. Mary Wingard Bohannon, age 89 of Winder, GA passed away on November 21, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553.

Linda Helton

Mrs. Linda Helton, age 65, of Auburn, passed away November 22, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.

James Waters

Mr. James Waters, age 57, of Monroe, passed away November 22, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.

Herman Dodd

Mr. Herman E. Dodd, age 61, of Winder, passed away Monday, November 21, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.

Catherine Wilkerson

Catherine Wilkerson, age 83, of Covington, Georgia formerly of Loganville passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011. She is survived by her family; Connie & Bobby Knight, Scott & Shane Knight ...

William Almand

Willian “Bud” Kenneth Almand, age 71 of Watkinsville, GA passed away on November 18, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553.

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Lavonia Bailey

Mrs. Lavonia Shelley Bailey, age 94, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, November 21, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-two years, Glad ...

Claude Reeves

Claude Robert Reeves, age 76 of Loganville, passed away Monday, November 21, 2011. Memorial Services will be held 4:00 PM, Wednesday, November 23, 2011 in the Loganville Chapel of Tim ...

David Franklin

David Franklin, age 60, of Loganville, GA passed away November 21, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

Maxine Huntington

Maxine Huntington, 89, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on November 22, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

James Garner

James Rowe Garner, 84, of Norcross, GA, died November 22, 2011. The funeral will be Friday, November 25th, at 2:30 p.m. at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross ...

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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."