News for Monday, October 10, 2011

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Behind the scenes look at Netherworld Haunted House

GDP takes a look at the set design and designers of Netherworld.

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Light rain does little for drought

Rain from Monday and Tuesday is unlikely to impact an ongoing drought.

Sugar Hill's test of new weather warning sirens proves to be successful

SUGAR HILL -- City Councilman Curtis Northrup said his son, Albert, was excited to tell his dad some good news after school Friday.. The noise he and classmates heard loud and clear around lunchtime comforted them. Sugar Hill's test of its six newly installed weather warning sirens -- particularly the

City elections, penny tax vote drawing near

Tuesday is the last day to register to vote.

Mom files discrimination lawsuit against Girl Scouts

A Gwinnett woman has filed a lawsuit against the Girl Scouts of Metro Atlanta, claiming her twin daughters were kicked out because of a civil rights presentation.

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Falcons still trying to live up to expectations

Atlanta working on problems after taking a big step backward from last season

GCPS introduces digital magazine

The school system has released the first digital edition of its student and parent information magazine.

Canine plays part in rescuing Lawrenceville family from fire

A Lawrenceville family escaped their burning home after being roused from sleep by their barking dog.

Visitation services for Barrow sergeant held today

Visitation services will be held Tuesday for Barrow County's Sgt. John Petty, who died of natural causes over the weekend.

Lilburn City Council OKs loan for authority to buy restaurant

LILBURN -- A loan to purchase the old Blue Rooster Restaurant and Bakery, located in the heart of Lilburn on Main Street, was approved Monday night by the Lilburn City Council.. This business was a popular establishment for breakfast, lunch and special occasions until it closed in December 2010.. The

Netflix nixes Qwikster, returns to solo website for DVD, streaming

NEW YORK -- Netflix generates more head-scratching plot twists than a cheap B-movie.. On Monday, the company said it would reverse a previously announced decision to put its DVD-by-mail and Internet streaming services on separate websites, a plan that was widely derided by Netflix subscribers.. People

Collins Hill wins second state water polo title in four years

After two years as runner-up, Collins Hill's water polo team returned to the top of the podium with a 10-7 win over GAC in the championship Sunday. The Eagles won their scond state title in four years, but had to hold off a feisty Spartans squad to do it.

SEC names Georgia's Gilliard defensive player of the week

Walsh gets kicking honor, Gamecocks' Shaw gets offensive nod

Gwinnett Children's Shelter to host golf tourney

Organization provides help to children in crisis

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: North Gwinnett's Justin Thomas

Senior leads big defensive effort in win over Norcross

OFFENSIVE HONOR ROLL

A look at the county's top offensive performances from the prep football games on Oct. 7

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: South Gwinnett's Josh Boyd

Boyd shines in Comets' victory

DEFENSIVE HONOR ROLL

A look at the top prep football performances on defense from games on Oct. 7

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Addition of McCurry boosts Hebron's state chances

Transfer gives another boost to talented Lions

Brookwood girls win Golden Eagle cross country meet

Broncos put all seven runners in the top 20

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7 survive 20 hours capsized off Fla. Keys

MIAMI -- Seven members of a South Florida family, including a 4-year-old girl, survived 20 hours at sea by clinging to their capsized boat and a small blue cooler after their vessel flipped during a fishing trip off the Florida Keys, officials said Monday.. An 80-year-old

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Buford's Alexander commits to LSU football

Heavily recruited lineman picks Tigers over Alabama, Auburn

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THE BLITZ: North's defense is better than imagined

Brandon Brigman was impressed by North's defense in Friday's win over Norcross.

Visitation services for Barrow sergeant held today

WINDER -- Visitation services will be held today for Sgt. John Petty of the Barrow County Sheriff's Office.

Sugar Hill's test of new weather warning sirens proves to be successful

SUGAR HILL -- City Councilman Curtis Northrup said his son, Albert, was excited to tell his dad some good news after school Friday.

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City elections, penny tax vote drawing near

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Want a say in whether Gwinnett can continue to charge a sales tax to pay for school construction or cast a vote for a local councilman? Make sure you are registered.

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Buford's Alexander commits to LSU football

Vadal Alexander was born in New Orleans and a good chunk of his family lives in Louisiana, so it's not surprising that he has been an LSU fan for years. He tried to forget that the past year or so, though.

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GCPS introduces digital magazine

Officials with Gwinnett County Public Schools introduced a new, digital format for Communique, an information magazine for families, staff and community members.

Gwinnett Children's Shelter to host golf tourney

The Gwinnett Children's Shelter will host its 13th annual golf tournament Oct. 25 at Hamilton Mill Golf Club. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. and both lunch (provided by Chick-fil-A Hamilton Mill) and dinner (provided by the Bonefish Grill) are included.

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Vivian Cain

Vivian K. Cain

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Laverne Boucher

LaVerne F. "Vern" Boucher, age 83 of Duluth, died October 9, 2011. A Memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Duluth First United Methodist Church, with Rev. C. Kay Fuino officiating. Interment Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs. Mr. Boucher was born in Prarie Du Chien, WI and was retired

Mom files discrimination lawsuit against Girl Scouts

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Gwinnett mother has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Girl Scouts of Metro Atlanta, claiming her twin daughters were expelled from their troop after a presentation on their family's participation in the civil rights movement.

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Thomas, Highfill Sr.

Thomas James (T.J.) Highfill, Sr.

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John "Buddy" Fenley

John "Buddy" Newton Fenley, 72, of Loganville passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, David and Anita Fenley, Mark and Ann Fenley; brother, Joe Fenley; five grandchildren, John David Fenley, Jr., Melissa and Jason Bentley, Mark Douglas Fenley, Jr., Mark Christopher Fenley, Mathew Allen Fenley, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Fenley retired as Major at the DeKalb County Police Department where he served for over 30 years. He was a member of the Georgia Peace Officers Association and DeKalb Fraternal Order of Police. Mr. Fenley was a loving and caring father and grandfather who loved spending quality time with his family. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of John Fenley will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 3:30PM at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel, with Rev. David Fenley officiating. The family will receive friends Monday, October 10, 2011 from 6PM until 8PM, and Tuesday beginning at 1PM at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent or view at www.wagesfuneralhome.com Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC "A Family Company" 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA 30039, 770-979-3200.

THE BLITZ: North's defense is better than imagined

Click here to play The Blitz trivia contest sponsored by Sports Medicine South and Chick-fil-A on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Pike Street

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Falcons stumble against defending champs

Aaron Rodgers throws for 396 yards and a pair of touchdowns to rally Green Bay from an early 14-point hole, keeping the Packers unbeaten with a 25-14 victory.