News for Saturday, October 1, 2011


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Prep football notes: Buford special teams live up to name

Special teams has a hand in 24 points in rout of Decatur

PREP ROUNDUP: Broncos cross country third in national meet

A look at Saturday's Gwinnett prep action.

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Big start, defense keys Georgia win over Mississippi State

UGA builds 18-point halftime edge, then holds on for SEC victory

John Steele Gordon: Five myths about millionaires

John Gordon Steele: It's time to dispel myths about millionaires.

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G-BRAVES NOTES: International League a road circuit in 2012

G-Braves making moves, almost getting a big-league shot.

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BISHER: Braves fall apart in September

First year a tough ending for Gonzalez

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Families meet cops, get tips at Public Safety Festival

Hundreds come out to second annual Public Safety Festival.

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Commissioners to reopen Briscoe Field privatization process

County officials to begin airport privatization process anew.

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Real test for I-85 toll lanes comes Monday

Monday's commute could be different due to tolls on I-85.

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Rock'n Rib Fest offers food, music, fun

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The sounds of classic rock, children's laughter and vendors selling their items reverberated throughout historic downtown Lawrenceville Saturday.. On a brisk fall day, smoking ribs were pulled off the grill and devoured by eager customers at the fourth annual Rock'n Rib Fest.. With live music presented all day

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Gwinnett Technical's Life Sciences Center opens

On Wednesday, students, faculty, officials and others joined together to dedicate the Life Sciences Center, a three-story building that will train 3,000 students per year in classroom and lab facilities.

PARKER: Quality over quantity in higher ed

Need quality over quantity in today'shigher education. WASHINGTONJobs, jobs, jobs, we keep hearing. But for whom, whom, whom?Certainly not for the many young Americans being graduated from colleges that have prepared them inadequately for the competitive marketplace in which they find themselves. The failure of colleges and universities to

O'REILLY: Alternative energy will be driven by marketplace

President Obama has fast-tracked green energy projects, and the results, thus far, have been awful. The Solyndra scandal is the best example. The feds provided this solar panel company $528 million in loans. Shortly after that, the company declared bankruptcy. See you later, a half-billion taxpayer dollars.. Many

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MURPHY: Preparing Gwinnett for its regional future

Each visit focused on regional collaboration in the areas of transportation, water and other natural resources, the arts, education, small businesses and leadership development.. "We strategically choose to visit our nation's most well-known communities so that we can take away something to implement in Gwinnett and the metro area

Libraries using 'buddy branch model' to keep locations open every day

Library hours will change effective Oct. 23. The board cut operational hours from 53 to 44 to offset projected budget cuts.

Dragon Con founder's hearing bumped to mid-October

Conn. hearing bumped for Dragon Con founder, molestation suspect.

POLITICS: Cain wins Gwinnett GOP straw poll

Results of Gwinnett GOP straw poll.

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Suwanee holding scarecrow contest at Harvest Farm

Suwanee's Harvest farm is hosting a community-wide scarecrow competition throughout the month of October.

Norcross to host cleanup events

Norcross hosting a cleanup and recycling day offered to all Norcross residents. They can shred documents, recycle electronics and more.

GWINNETT GAB: Sign up now for Christmas gift program

Registration for children and seniors from low-income families opens this week for the annual Quinn House Christmas Gift Program.

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Gladiators burst into training camp

Gwinnett gets going on first sessions with new head coach Wroblewski, who has hired former Glads standout Emmett as an assistant

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All-Star appearance highlight of McCann's rough season

Catcher, team struggle to the finish

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Moore, Lynx face Dream in WNBA Finals

Collins Hill grad hopeful of local support when series shifts to Atlanta

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Francoeur bounces back with Royals

Francoeur, others make MLB marks in 2011

Community workshops to mold vision for Gwinnett Place area

Community can have input on future of Gwinnett Place area.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Local educators recognized for counseling

Three local educators were recently awarded at the state level for their efforts in the field of counseling.

Duluth Police get grant for Drive Smart efforts

Duluth Police recently received a grant to continue their part in statewide efforts that combat teen driving deaths.

Barrow CERT extols strong community interest

Barrow CERT fall classes extolling solid community interest.

COMMUNITY NEWS: South grad's comic book to be published

Tradd Moore of Snellville, a 2010 graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design's Sequential Arts department and a graduate of South Gwinnett High School, will see the first of his six-part series of comics, "The Strange Talent of Luther Strode," published in October. "The Strange Talent

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Williams -- Saputo

Williams -- Saputo. Eddie and Denise Williams of Acworth announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Beth Williams of Acworth, to Anthony Saputo, son of Vince and Melody Saputo of Buford.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bill and Fran Morningstar and Paul and Jerlene Williams, all of Acworth

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Steerman -- Stanfield

Steerman -- Stanfield. David Steerman and Kathy Albabili of Newnan announce the engagement of their daughter Holly Steerman of Buford, to Kevin Stanfield of Buford, son of Cleve and Debbie Stanfield, also of Buford.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary Steerman of Jonesboro and the late Alan Steerman

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Brewer -- Brown

Brewer -- Brown. Ken and Tammy Brewer of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, April Lauren Brewer of Lawrenceville, to Benjamin Adam Brown, son of Tim and Mary Brown of Loganville.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Reese D. Brewer of Snellville, the late Louise F. Brewer, and

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JENKINS: Random things I sometimes wonder about

Sharing the random thoughts in my head.

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LARSON: Gwinnett co-ops bond community together

Gwinnett is the only county in the state that completely serves its residents with a comprehensive cooperative ministry.

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Smith leads Jackets to ACC win over N.C. State

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Orwin Smith rushed for three touchdowns and No. 21 Georgia Tech beat North Carolina State 45-35 on Saturday to extend its best start in more than 20 years.. Smith finished with 74 yards and scored on runs of 13, 9 and 3 yards to help the Yellow

UGA notes: Norman makes Bulldog debut

ATHENS -- When Connor Norman made the decision to give up his football scholarship at Division II Presbyterian College and transfer to Georgia, he wasn't even sure he was going to continue playing football, let alone be a part on the field for the Bulldogs on an autumn Saturday at

Jarold D. Johnson

Jarold D. (Buck) Johnson, age 74, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away on Friday, September 30, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, A Family Company, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

Michael Flack

Michael Flack, age 46 of Sugar Hill, Ga., passed away on September 30, 2011. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924.

Terry E. Hamrick

Terry "Ted" E. Hamrick, 63, of Duluth,GA., died Friday September 30, 2011.Ted was a native of Duluth and owned and operated Teds Fruit Stand in Duluth for over 20 years and was a member of the Duluth Masonic Lodge 480.

William Kent

William "Skip" Kent, age 76, of Sparta, passed away September 29, 2011. Arrangements by Wages Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

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Terry Cash

Terry J. Cash, age 59, of Dacula, Ga., passed away on Friday, September 30, 2011. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.

Madeline Jane Zickafoose

Madeline Jane Zickafoose, age 93, of Loganville, GA passed away September 29, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200.

Alberdina Inboden

Mrs. Alberdina "Dineke" Inboden, age 57, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, October 1, 2011 after an extended illness.

Ann Marie Smith

Ann Marie Withers Smith, age 41 of Bethlehem, GA passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, 770-932-1133.

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Dean Ball

Dean Merrill Ball, 71, formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home in Fairview, Wyoming, on Aug. 20, 2011 after a lengthy illness.

Road closures, Oct. 2 through Oct. 9

Gwinnett County roadd closures, Oct. 2 through Oct. 9

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RICH: The kindness of kindness

The world needs more kindness.

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MCLEOD: Is karma real?

Your body language makes karma more real than you might think.

Nell Gunter Bradshaw Townsend

Mrs. Nell Gunter Bradshaw Townsend, age 83, of Maysville, who passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, 706-367-5467.

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Terry J. Cash

Mr. Terry J. Cash, age 59, of Dacula, GA of the Hog Mountain Community passed away on Friday, September 30, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Jewell M. Cash.

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Survivors tell their tales of battling breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Daily Post sat down with four Gwinnett breast cancer survivors, each with their own story of fear, pain and hope.

Chad Archer

Mr. Chad Archer, age 36, of Jefferson, GA who passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, 706-367-5467

Sadle Belle Ruiz

Sadle Bell Ruiz, age 78 of Loganville, GA, passed away September 28, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Services LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

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Parkview continues dominance over Berkmar

LILBURN -- Chris Carson had 134 yards and three touchdowns as Parkview continued its dominance in the Battle of the Green Flag, beating Berkmar, 41-3, at The Big Orange Jungle.

LETTERS: Privatization of Briscoe makes no sense

Privatization of Briscoe Field not a good idea

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Survivors tell their tales of battling breast cancer

Today marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which brings awareness to the disease that is estimated to affect 230,000 new women this year. With that in mind, the Daily Post sat down with four Gwinnett breast cancer survivors, each with their own story of fear, pain and hope.

Legrant leads Buford to romp over Decatur

BUFORD -- Buford's Rick Legrant doesn't get too many opportunities to run the ball, but on Friday night, the senior made the most of what touches he did get.

HAMMOCK: Moon stepping up as Broncos' quarterback

SNELLVILLE --On his final touchdown pass, his third Friday night, Zach Moon ended up flat on his back.

Libraries using 'buddy branch model' to keep locations open every day

LAWRENCEVILLE -- To offset projected budget cuts, the Gwinnett County Public Library system has plans to reduce its hours, changing some of the open and closing times for locations.

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Gwinnett Technical's Life Sciences Center opens

Gwinnett Technical College President Sharon Bartels said Wednesday's dedication ceremony for the new Life Sciences Center on the local campus marked a milestone, not just for the college, but for the community and the economy.

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Anderson's return spark Wolves' offense

NORCROSS -- Welcome back, Will Anderson.

Apalachee routs Madison for first win of the season

WINDER -- Apalachee put together a solid second half by outscoring Madison County 31-0 as the Wildcats rolled to a 45-9 win over the Red Raiders in a Region 8-AAAA game at R. Harold Harrison Stadium.

Schuessler, Grayson pull away for win over Shiloh

SNELLVILLE -- On Grayson's first three possessions, a stingy Shiloh defense forced the Rams to punt, turn the ball over on downs and cough up a fumble. Grayson quarterback Nick Schuessler responded with one of his best games of the year, throwing three touchdown passes and running for another, and No. 3 ranked Grayson defeated the Generals 42-14 at Shiloh Community Stadium.

YARBROUGH: Who cares what Michael Moore thinks about Georgia

In case you were rearranging your sock drawer and missed the big announcement, filmmaker Michael Moore, who is about as relevant as a female appendage on a boar hog, is asking "all Americans with a conscience to shun anything and everything to do with the murderous state of Georgia." I can hear the shudders from Aragon to Zebulon.

OUR VIEW: Early detection key with breast cancer

This is our third year coloring the paper pink on Oct. 1, our way of bringing attention to the need for check-ups and early detection. The National Cancer Institute says breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women, but that the five-year survival rate for the disease is 98 percent when detected early. It's our hope that today's paper serves as a reminder to our readers to get checked out.

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Dacula strikes early, often in 49-21 win over Central

DACULA -- Dacula and Central Gwinnett were headed in opposite directions coming into their Region 8-AAAAA game Friday night at Barron Field.

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Tolls now charged in I-85 express lanes New system launched at midnight

NORCROSS — Overnight, Gwinnett’s express lanes became toll lanes, bringing to metro Atlanta a managed lane system that some believe will change transportation for the region.

HUCKABY: Fall a good time for a little 'sole-searching'

One of the joys of autumn, when I was growing up, was going shoe shopping. I’m not making this up y’all. I looked forward to getting those back-to-school shoes each September. For one thing, I had gone barefoot all summer. It is one thing to wax nostalgic about a shoeless summer — “blessings on thee, little man; barefoot boy with cheeks of tan,” and all that. The reality of a barefoot summer, however, included stubbed toes, hot sidewalks and sandspurs — not to mention dog poop between the toes.

Hebron gives Battaglia first win with 31-7 rout of Baconton Charter

Stephens throws for 111 yards, 2 TDs, runs for another score

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Tolls now charged in I-85 express lanes

Toll begins on I-85 express lanes.