News for Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Mason to be first Peachtree Corners mayor, 20 qualify for six council seats

Mike Mason will be mayor, and 20 people to vie for six council seats in first Peachtree Corners election.

Lilburn councilman: DOJ lawsuit 'without basis'

LILBURN -- What exactly did we do wrong?. A dozen or so officials from the city of Lilburn -- council and mayor, planning and zoning, code enforcement -- participated in federally-mandated training regarding the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) Wednesday night.. The session was a condition

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Sears employee run over in foiled shoplifting plot

Police: Loss-prevention officer run over in foiled shoplifting plot.

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Gwinnett Fire scores rare national accreditation

Gwinnett Fire scores rare national accreditation.

Lilburn man killed in head-on crash

Lilburn man killed in morning crash.

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Maxwell High gets visit from superintendent

District officials toured Maxwell High School of Technology on Wednesday.

Suwanee approves police substation contractor

SUWANEE -- Norcross' Hogan Construction Group has been approved as the contractor for Suwanee's new 7,100 foot police substation and training facility at 2996 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road on the Suwanee Gateway area.. Work is expected to begin by the end of December or early January. Construction was approved at a

Quinn House asking for support for Christmas program

Nonprofit taking donations.

Police: No LSD in dog's system

Toxicology results showed no illegal drugs

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Burned Norcross church to be reborn as senior living facility

Gwinnett firefighters were on the scene of a Norcross church "heavily involved" with flames late Tuesday night.

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Study Buddies program pairs students, seniors

A program at Mountain Park Elementary pairs students and senior citizens. It's a partnership school leaders said is mutually beneficial.

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Final Sugarloaf section taking shape along 316

Last phase of Parkway extension evident from 316.

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Gwinnett 'growler' pioneer rides draft-beer-to-go craze

Gwinnett's 'growler' pioneer rides draft-beer-to-go craze.

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GMC heart center named after Stricklands, to open in January

Couple has given $3.2 million to GMC Foundation

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Marshall's career highs, tough defense lead Tech women past Nebraska

After two tough losses to nationally ranked teams in a showcase last weekend in Puerto Rico, Georgia Tech women's basketball coach MaChelle Joseph was basically looking for two things out of her team in its game with Nebraska. Effort and toughness.

No. 15 Georgia women rout South Carolina St.

Jasmine James scored 17 points and No. 15 Georgia dominated from the opening tip in an 85-48 victory over South Carolina State on Wednesday night.

Buford girls make film debut

The Season - Buford High School premieres Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Buford Fine Arts Center. Cost is $10.

Gladiators power past Florida in third period

Gladiators beat Florida 6-3 in first of three straigh games against the Everblades

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Speed, patience, adaptability help Hightower become a force for Grayson

Rams' speedster makes plays, draws the attention of opposing defenses

PREP ROUNDUP: Bears sweep pair of matches

Mountain View rolled to a pair of wins to sweep its matches at Norcross on Wednesday.

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HAMMOCK: Atmosphere is great at old Berkmar gymnasium

An appreciation of Berkmar's throwback night, especially its old gym, "The Pit"

Rosters announced for Gwinnett all-star football game

A look at the players selected for the Dec. 17 Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star Football Game.

Lilburn councilman: DOJ lawsuit 'without basis'

LILBURN -- What exactly did we do wrong?. A dozen or so officials from the city of Lilburn -- council and mayor, planning and zoning, code enforcement -- participated in federally-mandated training regarding the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) Wednesday night.. The session was a condition

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Georgia defense looks to make mark against LSU

Sanders Commings wants everyone to take notice of Georgia's defense. If that means taking a shot at No. 1 LSU, the more touted team the Bulldogs will be facing Saturday in the Southeastern Conference championship game, so be it.

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CEPEDA: Gingrich's tightrope walk

Gingrich's tightrope walk on the immigration issue. CHICAGOMoments after the last Republican presidential candidate debate ended, the ever-breathless blogosphere started wondering if Newt Gingrich was making a play for the Latino vote with his controversial remarks about being humane to America's 11 million illegal immigrants.Of course he was. Gingrich

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THOMAS: 1941 was a December to remember

In his masterful new book "December 1941: 31 Days That Changed America and Saved the World," Craig Shirley takes readers back to a very different America. Through hundreds of stories and advertisements culled from newspapers, Shirley not only transports us back to that tumultuous time, but reminds this generation

Wesleyan boys beat AIS

Williams scores 20 to lead Wolves

Brookwood's Muller signs with Furman softball

Senior is one of Broncos' top base-stealers

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Ryan enjoying resurgence after slow start

Matt Ryan, the Falcons' fourth-year quarterback who was coming off his first Pro Bowl season, appeared to be having a career setback when he threw six interceptions in Atlanta's disappointing 2-3 start.

Lions to host youth lacrosse clinic Sunday

Event to be held at Peachtree Ridge Park

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Mason to be first Peachtree Corners mayor, 20 qualify for six council seats

Mike Mason will be mayor, and 20 people to vie for six council seats in first Peachtree Corners election.

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Gwinnett Fire scores rare national accreditation

Gwinnett Fire scores rare national accreditation.

Math coach honored at state level

A local teacher recently was honored at the state level for her work in the field of mathematics.

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Sears employee run over in foiled shoplifting plot

Police: Loss-prevention officer run over in foiled shoplifting plot.

GAB: Humane Society to host pet pictures with Santa

Local animals lovers have the chance to get their pets' pictures with Santa this weekend.

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Maxwell High gets visit from superintendent

District officials toured Maxwell High School of Technology on Wednesday.

Lilburn man killed in head-on crash

Lilburn man killed in morning crash.

Suwanee approves police substation contractor

SUWANEE -- Norcross' Hogan Construction Group has been approved as the contractor for Suwanee's new 7,100 foot police substation and training facility at 2996 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road on the Suwanee Gateway area.. Work is expected to begin by the end of December or early January. Construction was approved at a

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Buck's 3s key as Eagles rally past Broncos

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Lilburn councilman: DOJ lawsuit 'without basis'

LILBURN -- What exactly did we do wrong?

Off-duty firefighter reports blaze at vacant home

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The cause of a fire that ravaged a vacant home in Lawrenceville on Tuesday is unclear, officials said.

Norcross church engulfed in flames

NORCROSS -- A fire did heavy damage to a vacant church late Tuesday night in Norcross.

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Burned Norcross church to be reborn as senior living facility

NORCROSS — Firefighters continued to work at the scene of the destroyed former home of Faith Life Fellowship Wednesday morning, dousing hot spots more than 12 hours after flames engulfed the vacated church building in Norcross.

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Maxwell High gets visit from superintendent

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Administrators and teachers at Maxwell High School of Technology got to show off some of the facility's recent additions as district officials toured the grounds Wednesday.

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CLINE: Toys for Tots toy drive moves to Coolray Field

When he drives by Coolray Field, Doug Reid can’t help but be excited as he reads the message board that fronts the Gwinnett Braves’ stadium. Among other things, the sign touts Reid’s annual Toys for Tots toy drive that will be held Dec. 9-11. It’s the 13th year the Lawrenceville resident has conducted the drive, but the first he’s had a partner like the Class AAA Braves.

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THOMAS: Compassionate conservatism: The sequel?

During the presidential campaign of 2000, George W. Bush was criticized by some conservatives for calling himself a “compassionate conservative.” Some believed the term to be redundant.

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ESTHER CEPEDA: Gingrich's tightrope walk

CHICAGO — Moments after the last Republican presidential candidate debate ended, the ever-breathless blogosphere started wondering if Newt Gingrich was making a play for the Latino vote with his controversial remarks about being humane to America's 11 million illegal immigrants.Of course he was. Gingrich may be many things -- a highly paid consultant to eyebrow-raising clients, a philanderer and a prolific, if ungifted, author -- but he's not ignorant of Hispanic voting power.

Shurna, Northwestern top Tech

ATLANTA -- John Shurna did it to Georgia Tech again.

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Overlooked O-Line guides Buford running game

Offensive linemen rarely get any recognition.

Providence hosts 8th Carter Martin Classic

Carter Martin isn't forgotten at Providence.

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South shakes off sloppy start to beat North

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LETTERS: Help the Red Cross with the gift of blood

Give precious gift this season: Donate blood to Red Cross

Lawrenceville man sentenced to 20 years in Ponzi scheme

ATLANTA -- A Lawrenceville man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Tuesday for helping run a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of more than $17 million.

Grayson wins Butcher's Choice tourney

LOGANVILLE -- Grayson went 5-0 at the Butcher's Choice Duals on Saturday to bring home the championship.

Buford can't keep pace with No. 1 Milton

BUFORD -- Allen Whitehart called Tuesday a growing experience. But he wasn't happy about it.

PREP ROUNDUP: Brookwood boys charge back

SNELLVILLE -- Brookwood rallied from 10 points down heading into the fourth quarter as the Broncos pulled out a 54-51 victory over Collins Hill.

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THOMAS: 1941 was a December to remember

Seventy years ago this month, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and brought America into a war that had begun in Europe in 1939.

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Marshall's career highs, tough defense lead Tech women past Nebraska

DULUTH -- After two tough losses to nationally ranked teams in a showcase last weekend in Puerto Rico, Georgia Tech women's basketball coach MaChelle Joseph was basically looking for two things out of her team in its game with Nebraska.

Brookwood's Muller signs with Furman softball

Brookwood senior Ambree Muller has signed a letter of intent with the Furman fastpitch softball program. She is the daughter of Shawn and Denise Muller.

Margaret Young

Margaret Kathleen Lindsey Young, age 88, of Snellville, GA passed away November 27, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

William Hill

Mr. William Ray Hill age 62, of Commerce, GA passed away on November 29, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Jocelyn Bowman

Jocelyn Bowman, age 36, of Smyrna, GA passed away on November 23, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010. www.stewartfh.com

Merle Bean

Mrs. Merle Ann Bean, age 102, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away November 28, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

James Lee

Jimmy Lee, age 59 of Buford, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Thursday, December 1, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

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Lois Frantz

Lois Clara Blackwell Frantz, born in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania and a long time resident of Stone Mountain, GA, passed Monday, November 28th, 2011. Lois graduated from Moore Institute of Art ...

Hazel Moore

Hazel Chavis Moore, 83, of Norcross, GA, died November 28, 2011. The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1st, at Norcross First Baptist Church. Burial will follow ...

John Sofikitis

Beloved and Dedicated Family Man, Life-Long Educator John George Sofikitis, formerly of Brookfield, OH and Cumming, GA passed into the arms of our Lord on November 26, 2011 surrounded ...

Margaret Emond

Margaret Emond, age 78, of Grayson, GA passed away November 27, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

James Hanner

James William “Bill” Hanner, age 85, of Snellville, GA, passed away November 27, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Betty Summerford

Betty Ann Stephens Summerford went home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 27, 2011. She was born and raised in Decatur and graduated from Decatur High School in ...

Glenroy Walker

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

Linda Wood

Linda Dale Wood age 69 of Loganville, GA passed away November 28, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544. www.stewartfh.com

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Zachary Holman

Zachary “Zach” Morgan Holman, age 16, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2011. He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Chestley Holman, Sr ...

Rayford King

Rayford E. King, age 83, of Winder, GA, passed away November 29, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133 ...

Mattie Fulcher

Mattie Lou Fulcher, age 92 of Loganville, GA passed away November 29, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544. www.stewartfh.com

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