News for Friday, November 4, 2011

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Collins Hill rolls past Meadowcreek

Nationally ranked Grayson up next for Eagles in first round of AAAAA playoffs

GAC's season ends with painful loss at Lovett

Spartans fall in 6-AA play-in game on the road

Technique key in defensive-line philosophy

North front impressive again in manhandling of Lions

Norcross outscores Mountain View in regular-season finale

Blue Devils finish 8-2; rematch with Dacula up in first round of playoffs

Hawks dominate Duluth in season finale

Lewis rushes for 264 of Mill Creek's 415 yards in season-ending victory

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Dacula hangs on to beat Parkview

Falcons take 28-0 lead in first half, then survives passing tandem of Esmonde, Reid

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Buford beats Blessed Trinity again for another Region 6-AA title

Top-ranked Wolves stayed focused in 49-10 victory

South takes down playoff-bound Archer on last-second field goal

Salihic's 22-yard field goal is game-winner as Comets close the season on a high note

LETTERS: E-SPLOST vote will keep GCPS system world class

From business perspective, strong schools a major draw.

LETTERS: Who is Stephen Walt to question country's exceptional nature?

While I normally welcome the opposing view, this column was too much.

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YARBROUGH: Baptists have bigger problem than being associated with the South

Name shouldn't be such a concern for Baptist group.

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Georgia missing top four tailbacks against Aggies

Mark Richt delivered a sobering mid-week evaluation of Georgia's top two available tailbacks.

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LSU-Alabama an old-fashioned showdown

The LSU and Alabama showdown promises to be a throwback of old-school football. Both the top-ranked and barely-tested Tigers, and No. 2 and mostly-unchallenged Alabama are built on power runs and run-stuffing defenses.

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GWINNETT GRADS: Smith works way into breakout season for Gators

Notes on how local standouts are faring at the college level

IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS: College football listings for Gwinnett Grads

A look at where to watch Gwinnett college football players on TV this weekend

4 indicted in separate school incidents

Four indicted in seperate Gwinnett school incidents.

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Primerica breaks ground on new Duluth headquarters

Governor celebrates ground breaking for Primerica headquarters.

MCLEOD: Well-intended comments that suck the life out of people

And the tricks to avoiding them.

RICH: Rodney's help

When it comes to finding someone, my brother-in-law is on my side.

DEA collects almost 4,000 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs in Georgia

Almost 4,000 pounds of drugs were collected in Georgia during the DEA's recent take-back event

Barrow County, Winder set for elections

The Tuesday elections will settle two issues in Barrow County, and in Winder a newly-elected (or re-elected) mayor and three council members will be chosen.. In the county election, voters will decide whether to begin using a city manager form of government as well as a part-time

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GCPS names new director

The Gwinnett County Board of Education recently aproved the appointment of a new executive director of curriculum and instruction.

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Lilburn police searching for bank robbery suspect

Authorities are searching for a suspect in a Friday morning bank robbery in Lilburn

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Veteran GMC-Duluth volunteer puts hospital in Christmas spirit

DULUTH 'Tis the season already? At Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth it is, thanks to Dorothy Rainey.. The tiny, energetic lady has volunteered at the Duluth facility, and Joan Glancy hospital before it, for 27 years. If it's really true that a smile and a kind word have healing

Organization honors GCPS for energy efficiency

Gwinnett County Public Schools was recently recognized for its energy efficiency.

Fireplace ashes blamed in blaze

Official: House fire linked to fireplace.

Buford school board, city commission posts decided Tuesday

Buford residents can decide the fate of two contested races.

Driver critical in wrong-way crash on I-85

Driver critical in wrong-way crash on I-85, police say.

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MCCULLOUGH: I'm not keeping up with the Kardashians

I'm not keeping up with the Kardashians if I can help it

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CEPEDA: The White House isn't listening

CHICAGO -- Doesn't it drive you crazy when elected officials say they're going to do something and then don't? Worse is when they kinda-sorta do something to pretend they've made an impact, as if no one's going to notice that they really haven't.Take President Obama's sleight of hand with the petitions that have been submitted to "We the People," one of WhiteHouse.gov's microsites.

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North, Peachtree Ridge meet again for Region 7 title

In his more than 30 years of football experience, Mark Fleetwood has been in some pretty big ball games.

Dacula moves forward on road construction projects

Staff Correspondent

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Taxes, smarth growth focus for Loganville candidates

LOGANVILLE -- Candidates with varied backgrounds but mostly similar political views are vying for three of six seats on the Loganville City Council in Tuesday's election.

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GCPS names new director

SUWANEE -- In a special called meeting Nov. 3, officials with the Gwinnett County Board of Education approved the appointment of Mary Elizabeth Davis as the district's new executive director of curriculum and instruction.

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Robinson keeps role in perspective

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Dunta Robinson's second year with Atlanta is much like his first.

Organization honors GCPS for energy efficiency

SUWANEE -- A national organization that works to promote sustainable and environmentally responsible planning and construction recently recognized Gwinnett County Public Schools.

ROBINSON: The Mitt might not fit

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's inevitable decision to nominate Mitt Romney for president is starting to look evitable after all.

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Veteran GMC-Duluth volunteer puts hospital in Christmas spirit

DULUTH 'Tis the season already? At Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth it is, thanks to Dorothy Rainey.

2 indicted for alleged assaults on police

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Gwinnett grand jury this week indicted two men for allegedly assaulting police in two separate cases this year.

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David Foster

Mr. David L. Foster, age 61, of Grayson, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. He is survived by his wife of twenty years, Paula Jean Martin Foster, Grayson ...

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Hubert Forester

Hubert J. Forester, age 85 of Lawrenceville, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Saturday, November 5, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

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Effie Jones

Effie Mae Barnett Jones of Lawrenceville went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 3, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 5 ...

Runelle Edmisten

Runelle Browning Edmisten, age 62 of Carnesville formerly of Buford, GA passed away on November 3, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan ...

Robert Bennett

Mr. Robert Gladstone Bennett, age 68 of Tampa, FL formerly of Buford, GA passed away on November 2, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan ...

William Simms

William P. (Bill) Simms, age 52, of Auburn, GA, passed away on November 3, 2011. Bill is survived by Donna Simms; his children, Brandy (Rob) Thierry, Shaun Simms and Haley ...

Virginia Doss

Mrs. Virginia Doss, age 82 of Loganville, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 5, 2011 in the Loganville Chapel of Tim ...

Wendell Stephens

Mr. Wendell Larry Stephens, age 66, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011. He was born on March 3, 1945, in Whitfield County, GA. He was the ...

Daniel Mahoney

Mr. Daniel J. Mahoney, age 76 of Suwanee, GA passed away on November 3, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Mckinley Howard

McKinley Grace Howard, of Suwanee, GA passed away November 2, 2011. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924.

Eugene Maynard

Mr. Eugene "Gene" Maynard, age 72, of Hartwell, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. He is survived by his wife of forty-six ...