News for Friday, November 25, 2011

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Norcross girls No. 16 in USA Today rankings

Norcross girls ranked No. 16 by USA Today

Carter leads Shiloh to 2-0 start

Generals take care of New York's Bishop Loughlin in showcase

Goodwin's 25 points not enough for Norcross boys

Defending state champions fall to N.Y. power South Shore in season opener

PREP ROUNDUP: Hebron girls stay unbeaten

Friday's prep basketball breakdowns

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Consummate underdog Dacula can't topple Walton

Falcons, like they did in slow start to season, keep fighting

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Falcons' rally falls short to Walton 21-13

Unbeaten Raiders hold off repeated Dacula charges in AAAAA quarterfinals

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Clay, passing game help Wolves' offense

Senior throws for 181 yards, including 154 in big first half

Grayson capitalizes on special teams

Rams capitalize on West Forsyth struggles in playoff victory

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Stingy defense sends Buford to semis

Wolves dominant again in 49-13 rout of Elbert County

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Watson, Grayson put away West Forsyth with two-minute attack

Late first-half score opens up comfortable quarterfinal win, sets up rematch with Colquitt

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Montell Jordan 'shakes heaven' with new album

R&B singer Montell Jordan worked together with Victory World Church of Norcross to create a religiously inspired album called "Shake Heaven" which released Nov. 8.

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Gladiators rebound in rematch with Nailers

Gwinnett much better in 3-1 victory over Wheeling on Friday

LETTERS: Kathleen Parker column fails to make point

Columnist doesn't have the facts

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YARBROUGH: Lot on the line as student-athletes at Tech and UGA face off today

Lot on the line as Tech and UGA football face off today. I wanted you to know that I may be hard to reach for the next few weeks or months or maybe even years. I can't be specific with the details at the moment, but by 5 p.m. today

IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS: Gwinnett Grads on TV

Where to catch Gwinnett grads on TV in college football this weekend

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Georgia goes for state crown before SEC title game

Bulldogs can't look past obstacle of Yellow Jackets

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Gwinnett Grads competing in FCS playoffs

Heinicke, other locals ready for FCS playoffs

Mejia may be G-Braves' answer at first base

Offseason news and notes on the Braves' AAA franchise

Twins sign Bulger

Brookwood grad, former first-round pick gets another big-league chance

Local youths competing for football national title

Eighth-grade national football tournament begins Saturday in Buford

Pedestrian hit by truck on I-85

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who died early Friday morning after being hit by a tractor trailer.

Peachtree Corners business group forms

Business leaders talk about new government

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Sowers — Swanson

Kelly MaBelle Sowers and Nicholas Adam Swanson were married Oct. 14.

GWINNETT GAB: Jackson EMC gives out $44K in grants

Jackson EMC gave out more than $44,000 in grants recently to local nonprofit organizations.

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Garner — Brisson

Donald and Lorraine Garner of Lilburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Michelle Garner of Lilburn, to Corey Miles Brisson, son of Russ and Charlotte Brisson of Lawrenceville.

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Glotfelty — Singleton

Tom and Carol Glotfelty of Powder Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Ann Glotfelty of Lawrenceville, to Gregory Paul Singleton of Lawrenceville, son of Richard and Brenda Singleton of Hoschton.

Shoppers encouraged to head to smaller stores

Drive to shop local set.

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Elementary students start newsletter

Students of Alford Elementary have taken an interest in recording the who, what, when, where and why of the school.

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Cross Pointe Church's group creates blankets and clothes for the needy

Cross Pointe Church's group Craft For a Cause knits, sews and creates blankets and clothes to send orphans around the world.

Grayson prepares for holiday traditions

The city of Grayson is having a Christmas Tree Lighting and tour of homes in December.

Sugar Hill to host holiday celebration

Event to include tree lighting, caroling and Santa

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Suwanee holds annual photo contest

Suwanee holds annual photo contest, Snap Suwanee with submissions due by Dec. 31.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Third-grader wins Jimmy Carter contest

A third grade student from Dacula Elementary School won first place for his art.

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Car seat inititive gaining national attention, officials say

Car seat initiative gaining national attention, Barrow officials say.

LARSON: Gwinnett library offers gift of Christmas presence

Dedicating book to, or buying them from, local library makes for a great gift.

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JENKINS: How I (nearly) gave an arm and a leg for an iPad

Contrary to what your mother told you, the most dangerous thing you can do during the holiday season is not venture out on New Year's Eve, when the highways are full of drunk drivers, including some who aren't local politicians.

MCLEOD: How to enjoy your life even when you can't slow down

Four tips to help enjoy a fast-paced life.

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Black Friday starts early for local shoppers

Thousands of holiday shoppers crowded the malls for the perfect sale on their gift giving list.

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Georgia to consider vast changes to justice system

Lawmakers are poised to consider substantial changes to the state's criminal justice system that could reshape the way Georgia courts are run, overhaul the state's expensive prison system and even transform the way offenders are sentenced.

Snow possible in Gwinnett from winter blast

Flurries could come early next week.

Headquartered in Gwinnett, Toys For Tots needs donations more than ever

Toys for Tots, anchored in Gwinnett, needs donations more than ever.

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Earlier deals, longer hours woo Black Friday shoppers

A few violent incidents broke out across the country on Black Friday as millions of shoppers rushed into stores that opened their doors several hours earlier than usual on the most anticipated shopping day of the year.

Georgia man not hiring until Obama leaves office

A west Georgia business owner has been deluged with calls and emails after posting signs on his company's trucks that say he's not hiring anyone until President Barack Obama leaves office.

Deer hunt begins in Gainesville

A deer hunt aimed to thinning a thick herd of the animals in Gainesville is under way.

Occupy Atlanta to hold free market in downtown

Occupy Atlanta demonstrators say they plan to hold a "really, really free market" in downtown Atlanta to give an alternative to Black Friday shopping.

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Cross Pointe Church's group creates blankets and clothes for the needy

DULUTH -- There is a small group of women at Cross Pointe Church who meet every Sunday night. It isn't for Bible study or praise and worship, but for a different activity: Craft for a Cause. Director Melissa Brown and her group knit, sew and crochet clothes and blankets to donate to local and international charities.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Third-grader wins Jimmy Carter contest

DACULA -- Oswaldo Terrones Suarez, a third-grade student at Dacula Elementary School has been recognized by the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Education Program for his art.

GWINNETT GAB: Jackson EMC gives out $44K in grants

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Four agencies serving local residents have been awarded grants totaling $44,500 by the Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by the Operation Round Up Program.

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Montell Jordan 'shakes heaven' with new album

NORCROSS -- R&B singer Montell Jordan, better known for his hits "This Is How We Do It" and "Let's Ride," worked with Victory World Church of Norcross to create a religiously inspired album called "Shake Heaven" which was released Nov. 8.

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HUCKABY: Recipe award will be among the most cherished

I watch the classic Jimmy Stewart movie every year about this time, but I don’t need Clarence the guardian angel to remind me that I’ve had a wonderful life. When I was growing up in the little mill village of Porterdale, wearing the same pair of overalls every day and digging for doodle bugs under the house, I could never have dreamed of the places I would have been and the roads I would have traveled by this point in my life.

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Earlier deals, longer hours woo Black Friday shoppers

A few violent incidents broke out across the country on Black Friday as millions of shoppers rushed into stores that opened their doors several hours earlier than usual on the most anticipated shopping day of the year.

Arnette Ansley

Ansley Addison Arnette, age 13 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on November 23, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Glenroy Walker

Glenroy Rolston Walker, Jr., age 35, of Norcross, GA passed away November 22, 2011. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

Christina Thompson

Christina Thompson, age 33 of Dacula, GA passed away on November 22, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Mittie Owenby

Mittie Lou Wilkerson Owenby of Lawrenceville, passed away November 21, 2011, at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was 83 years old at the time of her death. She was preceded in ...

Thomas Lawler

Thomas Clayton Lawler, III., age 63, of Norcross, GA passed away November 23, 2011. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

Liam Cassidy

Liam Cassidy, 34 days of Loganville, GA passed away November 22, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544

John Drake

John A. Drake, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on November 23, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Hermila Salcido

Hermila Salcido, age 54 of Doraville, GA passed away November 19, 2011. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

Bob Clifford

Bob Clifford, age 58, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away November 21, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

John Rogers

John Jules Rogers, Jr., 67, of Grayson, Georgia, died Thursday at the Embracing Arms Hospice Home. John worked for the Illinois Central Railroad for 15 years. His second passion led ...

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