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Michael Jackson doctor convicted in star's 2009 drug death

LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson's doctor was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter after a trial that painted him as a reckless caregiver who administered a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic that killed the pop star.

Emails at issue in Snellville election

SNELLVILLE -- Claims of forgery rocked the Snellville mayoral election a day before city residents go to the poll.. On Monday, mayoral candidate Kelly Kautz filed a police report and contacted the Georgia Secretary of State's office over allegations that emails had been forged and then published by a local

Drive-by victim identified, expected to survive

Victim identified in Lawrenceville drive-by shooting

Mayors, Sunday sales, sales tax to be decided in Gwinnett Tuesday

Go to the polls Tuesday.

Daughter charged in elderly man's neglect

Daughter charged in elderly man's neglect.

Norcross approves rezoning portion of Veridian office park

NORCROSS -- City leaders Monday approved the rezoning of a portion of Veridian office park at 6825 Jimmy Carter Blvd. The entire development is currently only 20 percent occupied. Built in 1975, the park is architecturally dated. On the 10+ acres involved, the applicant plans to build a fitness center

Sugar Hill decides dilapidated house must be demolished

SUGAR HILL -- The Sugar Hill City Council at its monthly work session Monday night dealt with an uncomfortable issue cities sometimes must.. The council of Gwinnett County's third largest city upheld Building Official Burny Agee's recommendation that a dilapidated home on Aurelio Pelcastre's downtown property at 4959 West Broad

Occupy Atlanta protestors set up shop in foreclosed Snellville home

Occupy Atlanta protestors set up shop in foreclosed Snellville home.

Fire scorches huge Lilburn home

Fire claims huge Lilburn home.

Man accused of masturbating in front of young girls

Lilburn man accused of masturbating in front of severl children

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Thousands of Foo Fighters fans pack the Arena at Gwinnett Center

Alternative rock band Foo Fighters rocked the stage at the Arena at Gwinnett Center Monday night.

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13 Gwinnett cities to hold Sunday sales votes Tuesday

Voters to decide Sunday sales of beer and wine in 13 cities.

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Indian Festival and Pow-Wow showcases rich history

STONE MOUNTAIN -- The gathered crowd hushed as the tribal drumming and chanting began.

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Wall Street pushback surfaces in Gwinnett

Wall Street pushback surfaces in Gwinnett for first time Saturday morning.

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Patsy Timms

Patsy Rice Timms, age 59, of Loganville passed away Sunday, November 6, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Eugene Rice, and husband Charlie Timms. She is ...

Jonny Bragg

Mrs. Jonny Vee Bragg, age 79 of Statham, GA passed away on November 7, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553.

Louise Johnson

Louise Bone Johnson, age 84 of Cumming, formerly of Monroe, GA passed away November 6, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594.

Chris Harper

Chris J. Harper, age 25, of Gainesville, GA passed away November 5, 2011. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 is in charge of arrangements ...

Betty Jo Robison

Betty Jo Robison, age 76, of Snellville, Ga., died November 4, 2011. Arrangements are being handled by Horis A. Ward, Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-381-5722.

Edna Cox

Edna Cox, age 90 of Buford, GA passed away November 3, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

George Page

Dr. George Melvin Page, Jr., age 61, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, George M. Page, Sr ...

Barbara Dehart

Barbara Faye Dehart, age 53 of Auburn GA passed away on November 4, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553.

Martha Davis

Martha "Faye" Nelson Davis, age 81, of Trenton, MI and formerly of Lawrenceville, GA passed away November 2, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Charles Brown

Charles Comer Brown, age 84 of Snellville, GA passed away November 3, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

Helen Maki

Mrs. Helen J Maki, age 87 of Buford, GA passed away on November 6, 2011. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

James Walsh

James "Jim" Thomas Walsh, age 59, of Lawrenceville, GA, died peacefully at his home Saturday, November 5, 2011. His memorial service will be Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at 3:00 PM ...

John Whitmire

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Floyd Whitmire, age 97, of Commerce, formerly of the Holly Springs Community, who passed away on November 5, 2011. Evans Funeral ...

Jim Collins

Jim Collins, age 68 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away November 5, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Terri Sampson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Terri Jo Sampson, age 52, of Maysville, who passed away on November 6, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia 706-367-5467 www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

Deborah Foote

Deborah Lynn Foote, age 53, of Winder, GA passed away on November 5, 2011. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Loyd Puckett

Mr. Loyd H. Puckett, age 85, of Winder, Georgia died November 5, 2011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements. (www.carterfhwinder.com)

Gale Buckner named head of juvenile justice dept.

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Gale Buckner as the new commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.. Buckner currently serves on the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. She replaces Amy Howell, who will take the role as general counsel at the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health

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Woman accuses Cain of sexual advance

NEW YORK -- Speaking in a halting voice, a Chicago-area woman accused Republican presidential contender Herman Cain on Monday of making an unwanted sexual advance against her more than a decade ago, saying she wanted to provide "a face and a voice" to support other accusers who have so

Court considers speedy trial claim

ATLANTA -- An accused killer has spent more than six years in jail awaiting a trial, his case becoming a flashpoint for the state's troubled public defender system. On Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments over whether the system broke down or the defense attorneys simply used delay tactics

Firefighters check for hot spots after mill blaze

COLUMBUS -- Firefighters who battled a massive weekend blaze at the vacant Swift Mill in Columbus say hot spots could burn for weeks.. Fire Marshal Ricky Shores said there are no reported injuries or reports of other buildings being damaged.. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the mill went up

Ga. airmen will likely be among last to leave Iraq

WARNER ROBINS -- A group of airmen from Robins Air Force Base could make history in Iraq if they leave on the final plane out of the country.. The Telegraph of Macon reports that about 30 members of the 5th Combat Communications Group have been at Sather Air Base and

Atlanta police arrest 5 people following protest

ATLANTA -- Atlanta protesters aren't going quietly, despite warnings from police and the mayor. In the latest act of defiance, five people were arrested early Monday at or near a downtown park that has been an off-and-on site of Wall Street protests similar to the ones being held

Top Ga. court reviews assisted suicide law

ATLANTA -- Georgia's top court is considering a high-profile debate over whether a state law designed to discourage assisted suicides also violates free speech rights.. The arguments came before the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday after years of litigation between state authorities and four members of the Final Exit

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Thousands of Foo Fighters fans pack the Arena at Gwinnett Center

Alternative rock band Foo Fighters rocked the stage at the Arena at Gwinnett Center Monday night.

Silverbacks make head coaching change

Soccer club replaces Abundis with Chacon

Duluth to honor baseball signees at ceremony

Erwin to sign with Clemson; Willemse, Erwin also commit to colleges

Diamond Club honors county's best in softball

GAC's Lawrence, Brookwood's Jones, Mill Creek's Sagermann and Grayson's Denton take top honors

Berkmar to hold ceremony for Brown

Senior guard to sign with Kennesaw State

Hebron to host college signing ceremony

Lions to honor baseball, softball and soccer athletes

Brookwood's Gouge siblings make college choices

Michael headed to Valdosta State; Kelsey to Florida Southern

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Road to the Dome begins Friday night

November means a lot of different things in different levels of football.

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Young Archer program grows up fast to make playoffs

They grow up fast these days, don't they? Just three years ago, Archer High School opened its doors, and it's been just two years (after an initial predominantly junior varsity season) since it began playing varsity football.

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State gets set for three big football games

For football fans in the state of Georgia, this is about as good as it gets. Georgia Tech and Georgia battling for division titles in the college game. The Atlanta Falcons trying to take over first place in the NFL.

DEFENSIVE HONOR ROLL

The top prep football performances on defense from Friday, Nov. 4

OFFENSIVE HONOR ROLL

The top prep football performances on offense from Friday, Nov. 4

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Mill Creek's Jacorey Lewis

Lewis puts up huge numbers in season-ending win

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: North Gwinnett's Steven Burger

Burger helps North blank Peachtree Ridge, win region title

Norcross approves rezoning portion of Veridian office park

NORCROSS -- City leaders Monday approved the rezoning of a portion of Veridian office park at 6825 Jimmy Carter Blvd. The entire development is currently only 20 percent occupied. Built in 1975, the park is architecturally dated. On the 10+ acres involved, the applicant plans to build a fitness center

Sugar Hill decides dilapidated house must be demolished

SUGAR HILL -- The Sugar Hill City Council at its monthly work session Monday night dealt with an uncomfortable issue cities sometimes must.. The council of Gwinnett County's third largest city upheld Building Official Burny Agee's recommendation that a dilapidated home on Aurelio Pelcastre's downtown property at 4959 West Broad

Occupy Atlanta protestors set up shop in foreclosed Snellville home

Occupy Atlanta protestors set up shop in foreclosed Snellville home.

Man accused of masturbating in front of young girls

Lilburn man accused of masturbating in front of severl children

Emails at issue in Snellville election

SNELLVILLE -- Claims of forgery rocked the Snellville mayoral election a day before city residents go to the poll.. On Monday, mayoral candidate Kelly Kautz filed a police report and contacted the Georgia Secretary of State's office over allegations that emails had been forged and then published by a local

Mayors, Sunday sales, sales tax to be decided in Gwinnett Tuesday

Go to the polls Tuesday.

Fire scorches huge Lilburn home

Fire claims huge Lilburn home.

Daughter charged in elderly man's neglect

Daughter charged in elderly man's neglect.

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Michael Jackson doctor convicted in star's 2009 drug death

LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson's doctor was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter after a trial that painted him as a reckless caregiver who administered a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic that killed the pop star.

Drive-by victim identified, expected to survive

Victim identified in Lawrenceville drive-by shooting

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LLOYD: Financial help available for military vets

There is financial help for veterans if you know where to look.

Daughter charged in elderly man's neglect

DULUTH -- A Duluth woman faces felony charges for allegedly neglecting her 91-year-old father, who was hospitalized after he fell from bed last month, police said.

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LLOYD: Financial help available for military vets

On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, millions of Americans around the country will take the time to acknowledge and pay tribute to the men and women of our armed forces who have served and who continue to serve to protect and defend the United States of America. While Veterans Day is a great opportunity to recognize and honor their inspiring courage, selfless service and enormous sacrifice, it is important that we remember to do what we can to support military veterans and their families for the other 364 days of the year as well.

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: North Gwinnett's Steven Burger

Who: North Gwinnett's Steven Burger

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Blasi, Brantley announce judicial races

With the chief judges of two of Gwinnett's courts retiring in a year, candidates started stepping forward Friday to replace them.

Diamond Club honors county's best in softball

State champions Buford and Collins Hill shared top honors as co-teams of the year on Monday, when the Gwinnett Diamond Club held its season-ending banquet at Cross Pointe Church to honor the county's best in high school fastpitch softball.

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Michael Jackson doctor convicted in star's 2009 drug death

LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson's doctor was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter after a trial that painted him as a reckless caregiver who administered a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic that killed the pop star.

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Occupy Atlanta protestors set up shop in foreclosed Snellville home

SNELLVILLE -- Occupy Atlanta protestors shifted a portion of their ranks Monday to a quiet Snellville subdivision that typifies middle-class placidity -- and the toll taken by a sluggish economy and questionable lending practices, the movement's supporters said.

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Mill Creek's Jacorey Lewis

Who: Mill Creek's Jacorey Lewis

Brookwood's Gouge siblings make college choices

Brookwood twins Kelsey and Michael Gouge have made college commitments -- Kelsey to Florida Southern and Michael to Valdosta State. They are the children of Mike and Liz Gouge.