News for Sunday, November 27, 2011

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Falcons hold off Vikings

The Falcons’ 24-14 win Sunday against the Vikings was their fifth victory in their last six games and it keeps them right in the mix of the close NFC playoff race.

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Brookwood grad pursuing doctorate after being paralyzed

SNELLVILLE -- Why not med school?. Hammad Aslam was still planning on it, but his doctors seemed less enthused, less optimistic. The 2005 Brookwood High School grad and recent University of Georgia alum wasn't tip-top at the moment, sure. But why would he not still go to med school

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Stricklands 'doing God's work' through their philanthropy

Clyde and Sandra Strickland are perhaps Gwinnett County's most active philanthropists. The couple said all of their decisions are faith-based, and that they love "helping other people help themselves."

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Snellville lights Christmas tree at City Hall

The City of Snellville celebrated its 30th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival on Nov. 26.

Pedestrian hit by truck on I-85 identified

Pedestrian hit by truck on I-85 has been identified.

Tips for shopping safety on 'Cyber Monday'

The Better Business Bureau offers advice for safe shopping during the online cousin to Black Friday

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.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: GOP's Santorum to appear at Gwinnett forum

Another presidential candidate to appear, congressmen launches jobs portal.

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Stricklands 'doing God's work' through their philanthropy

Clyde and Sandra Strickland are perhaps Gwinnett County's most active philanthropists. The couple said all of their decisions are faith-based, and that they love "helping other people help themselves."

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Brookwood grad pursuing doctorate after being paralyzed

SNELLVILLE -- Why not med school?. Hammad Aslam was still planning on it, but his doctors seemed less enthused, less optimistic. The 2005 Brookwood High School grad and recent University of Georgia alum wasn't tip-top at the moment, sure. But why would he not still go to med school

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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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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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Sugarloaf UMC feeds those in need on Thanksgiving

Hundreds come to Duluth church for Thanksgiving meal

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Falcons hold off Vikings

The Falcons’ 24-14 win Sunday against the Vikings was their fifth victory in their last six games and it keeps them right in the mix of the close NFC playoff race.

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UGA shifts focus to upsetting LSU

The No. 12 Bulldogs are underdogs in Saturday’s SEC championship against No. 1 LSU, but defensive back Branden Smith says the Bulldogs are “used to it” and ready to shock the mighty Tigers.

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Heinicke throws 5 TDs, sets up matchup with Ga. Southern

Freshman continues huge season with 35-18, FCS Playoff win over Norfolk State

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Munson, Miller, Bisher honored at Tech-UGA game

ATLANTA -- While tributes were paid to long time Georgia broadcaster Larry Munson, who passed away last Sunday, and former Georgia Tech captain Hal Miller, who also passed away last week, prior to Saturday's game between the two schools, there was another notable absence.

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Snellville lights Christmas tree at City Hall

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Goodwin's 25 points not enough for Norcross boys

SNELLVILLE — With Chris Bolden watching from the stands after transferring to North Gwinnett in the summer, Norcross needed someone to step up in the Georgia Tech signee's old guard spot.

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Thomas Lawler

Thomas Clayton Lawler, III, 63, of Norcross, GA, died November 23, 2011. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29th, at 2:00 p.m. at Norcross First United Methodist Church ...

Patricia Kirby

Patricia (Pat) Frazier Kirby, age 78, of Conyers, GA, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Gene Kirby of Conyers, 9 children and their ...

Dora Sanchez

Mrs. Dora Sanchez, age 36, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away November 26, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

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Arthur Lowing

Arthur Richard “Dick” Lowing, age 77, of Dacula, Georgia passed away on November 24, 2011 after a long battle with lung disease. He received his Civil Engineering Degree ...

Lynn Holman

Lynn Holman, age 34, of Auburn, GA, passed away November 24, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.

Henry Stephens

Henry Alexander Stephens Jr. (Buddy) of Lilburn, GA passed peacefully with his wife and children by his side on 11.26.11. Arrangements to be announced. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC ...

Henry Fears

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Henry Clay Fears, Jr., age 71, of Jefferson, who passed away on November 26, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia 706-367-5467

Richard Oliver

Richard H. Oliver age 75, of Eatonton, GA, formerly of Tucker, GA died Wednesday, Noverber 23, 2011. Mr. Oliver was retired as the owner and founder of Tile Distributors, Inc ...

William Booth

William “Bill” Henry Booth, III of Lafayette, Louisiana, formerly of Buford, GA, passed away November 19 at the age of 83. Bill was born on June 26, 1928 ...

Barbara Reed

Mrs. Barbara Ruth Reed, age 59 of Flowery Branch passed away November 24, 2011. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 is in charge of ...

Lucile Haney

Lucile Haney, age 86, of Dacula, GA, passed away on November 25, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Rebecca Holbrook

Rebecca Dozier Holbrook, age 87 of Lilburn, GA passed away November 25, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Pratin Turner

Pratin Yenglow Turner, age 55, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away November 24, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

Sara Mayer

Sara C. Willis Mayer, age 62 of Sugar Hill, GA died Friday, November 25, 2011 after an extended illness. Mrs. Mayer has been cremated and a memorial service will be ...