News for Friday, October 14, 2011


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Archer wins shootout with Central

Offense sells tickets. At least that's how the old saying goes. If the Battle of Lawrenceville was any indication, Archer and Central Gwinnett should sell a lot of tickets in the next few weeks.

Loganville overwhelms Winder-Barrow for 42-7 win

Bernard Merriweather rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns to lead Loganville to a 42-7 victory over Winder-Barrow.

Second half surge leads Collins Hill past Mill Creek 35-32

HOSCHTON -- After letting a fourth-quarter lead slip away last week and two other close games get out of hand earlier in the season, Collins Hill coach Kevin Reach's mantra to his team all week was "finish.". The Eagles took that message to heart.

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No. 2 Grayson explodes in third quarter for 36-0 win

Grayson found itself in a defensive battle with Parkview in the first half of Friday's game. Then the Rams blew the game open in the third quarter.

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Best-Horn connection, Atwater star as Lions rout Norcross

SUWANEE -- Joe Horn knew it was coming all week.. Peachtree Ridge's first offensive play Friday night was scripted for a post pattern to the junior wide receiver, who eagerly awaited the moment. Things went just as planned when Horn caught a perfect pass from Billy Best and sprinted in

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Kurt Busch fending off crew chief distractions

CONCORD, N.C. -- Kurt Busch learned his crew chief was leaving right before NASCAR's title race began two years ago. The impending split never distracted him, and Busch won a race and finished fourth in the final 2009 standings.. He could be forced to do the same thing again this

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Franklin hoping for home-field edge against Georgia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- James Franklin finally has seen the value of a true home-field advantage playing on the road in the Southeastern Conference. Now Vanderbilt's new coach wants to see that tonight in the Commodores' own stadium when Georgia visits.. "We need the same type of support, that 12th

GWINNETT GRADS: Lynch making impact as Syracuse freshman

A look at what Gwinnett products are doing at the college level

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High-flying Yellow Jackets visit rested Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va, -- Virginia used to love when Georgia Tech came to town.. From 1990 until 2009, the Cavaliers and Yellow Jackets had some stirring, nail-biter games at Scott Stadium, but one thing remained a constant: the home team always came out on top.. Georgia Tech ended that string

LETTERS: Changing my mind on Rick Perry

Rick Perry not the candidate I thought he was.

LETTERS: Yabrough colums usually bring a laugh

Yarbrough, rest of paper's columnist, add value to Daily Post.

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YARBROUGH: Native American inventor proud of past, focused on future

David Petite an innovator and one of my favorite interview subjects.

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Police: Jewelry heists were ordered from prison

Police say two Gwinnett jewelry store heists were masterminded by prison inmate.

Indictment: Male nurse assaulted patient

Indictment: Male nurse sexually assault patient

Norcross AT&T store opens

AT&T is opening a new store, and to celebrate employees are holding a grand opening ceremony from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at 5175 Peachtree Parkway NW, Norcross.

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Inaugural education festival hosted by GSMST

Students from all over Georgia came to Gwinnett County Friday to take part in the inaugural Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Festival.

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Superior Court judge ditches robes for dancing competition

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Judge Melodie Snell Conner disrobed last weekend, then danced in front of hundreds of eager onlookers.. Get your mind out of the gutter.. Conner's performance was part of the American Cancer Society's "Dance with the Stars of Atlanta," an event held during their annual Crusader's Ball Against

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GCPS Teacher of the Year finalists narrowed to six

It's down to six educators who could be Gwinnett County's 2012 teacher of the year.

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Bronaugh-Tate Wedding

Bronaugh -- Tate. Mallory Suzanne Bronaugh and Bradley Joel Tate were married May 14 at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church in Charleston, S.C. Dr. Daniel W. Massie and the Rev. William J. Garrett officiated the ceremony.. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh James Bronaugh Jr. of Lawrenceville

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Braley-White Wedding

White -- Braley. Traya Faye White and Stephen Alan Braley were married Aug. 27. The Rev. Mike Lowe officiated the ceremony.. The bride is the daughter of Robbie and Phyllis White of Snellville. She is a graduate of Brookwood High School and is employed with Greystone OBGYN.. The groom is

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Crosby-Evans Engagement

Crosby -- Evans. Bob and Sharon Phillips Crosby of Dacula announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Lee Crosby of Duluth, to Chad Henry Evans, son of Jay and Donalyn Evans of Monroe.. The bride-elect is a graduate of Dacula High School and the University of Georgia. She is

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Masdon-Deas Engagement

Masdon -- Deas. Trish Vickers of Monroe announces the engagement of her daughter Ivey Noelle Masdon of Loganville, to Joshua Alston Deas, son of John and Susan Deas of Loganville.. The bride-elect is a graduate of South Gwinnett High School and Georgia State University. She is employed as a

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Stockinger-Rault Engagement

Stockinger -- Rault. John and Gayle Stockinger of Suwanee announce the engagement of their daughter Laura Suzanne Stockinger of Suwanee to Daniel Steven Rault, son of Marcel and Kathy Rault of Buford.. The bride-elect is a graduate of North Gwinnett High School and Georgia Perimeter College and is employed

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Wentz-Meador Wedding

Wentz -- Meador. Jennifer Lynn Wentz and Lyle Lindsey Meador were married Aug. 6 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Tucker. Dr. J. Dave Kivett officiated the ceremony.. The bride is the daughter of Clyde and Jane Wentz of Lilburn. She is a 1992 graduate of Parkview High School and

Community garden planned for Snellville

Volunteers needed for new community garden.

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JENKINS: Dear Yankees: Sorry if I misjudged you

Trip to New York City brings new view of Yankees.

LARSON: Some bosses are really boss

Different bosses treat you in different ways.

Fire crews make quick work of tractor-trailer fire

Gwinnett County firefighters extinguished a tractor-trailer fire in Doraville Friday afternoon.

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Local resident turns 109 years old

Life Care Center of Lawrenceville's Lorene Evans turns 109 on Sunday.

Loganville achieves top honor for financial practices, reporting

Loganville city council also agrees to buy CodeRED emergency notification system.

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Elizabeth Smart visits GAC, touts child safety

Elizabeth Smart visited a Norcross private school Friday to speak about child safety.

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Missing Lilburn man found in South Carolina

Police looking for missing man.

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Fire officials stress safety as national observance

WINDER -- As Georgians shed swimsuits for fleece and hot cider, fire officials are reminded of a chilling fact of life: Cooler air temperatures can spell a greater risk for residential fires.

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Thirty-five cadets from North Gwinnett High School's Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps reported for duty recently at the Suwanee police station.

'Fall Into the Arts' at Suwanee Music Barn

SUWANEE -- You can gather the family to listen to the sound of traditional Southern bluegrass as the Gwinnett County Public Library presents an evening at The Suwanee Music Barn as part of the "Fall Into the Arts" campaign on Oct. 29.

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No. 4 North Gwinnett gets first-round sweep

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Norcross AT&T store opens

Norcross AT&T opens

GAB: $3,000 college scholarship up for grabs

BUFORD -- To raise awareness for the performing arts, the Actor's Scene has teamed up with Gwinnett County and Buford City Schools.

Rainbow Village celebrates 20 years of helping the homeless

DULUTH -- Rainbow Village's career has been a meaningful one as they have served more than 700 individuals in north metro Atlanta since 1991.

Janice Marie Elias Dennis

Janice “Jan” Marie Elias Dennis passed away on October 11, 2011 at the age of 64, peacefully in her home in Cumming, GA after a courageous 3 year battle with ovarian cancer. Jan was born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan and graduated from University of Miami where she played on the golf team, then settling in Atlanta for the last 30 years. Jan competed nationally in both golf and tennis, while supporting her children’s athletics and most of all Michigan football. Jan touched many lives through her selfless actions. She was one of three children born to the late Dr. Richard J. Elias and Mrs. Bedelia Elias. She is survived by her beloved husband, Tom Dennis, three children, Jodi, Brian, and Dean and her two grandchildren, Kyle and Eli. She will be remembered by countless friends and other family who were blessed to know her. Friends and Family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Monday, October 17th at 11:00am at Cumming First United Methodist Church, then immediately following the service there will be a short burial service at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA. A Celebration of Life reception will be at 4:00pm at the Lodge at Windermere in Cumming, GA where food and spirits will be served. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Cumming, GA. Online condolences at (678) 455-5815.

Rotary Club searching for WWII vets to honor

SNELLVILLE -- A local Rotary Club is asking for the public's help identifying World War II veterans to honor this Veterans Day.

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Clarence Miner

Mr. Clarence Raymond "Ray" Miner, age 87 of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Jo Berry Miner, Buford, GA; daughters, Mary Louise Miner Meshell, Mesquite, TX, and Joanne Maria Miner Mauricio, Sugar Hill, GA;

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Hog wild: Work 'like Christmas' for local motorcycle artist

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Ryan Cobb has painted pretty much everything.

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Johnny Lee Gilliard

Johnny Lee Gilliard, age 54, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011. He is survived by his daughter, Brandey Gilliard of Dallas, TX; former wife, Sallie Gilliard of Frisco, TX; sisters, Brenda Lee and Carol Gilliard of Holly Hill, S.C., Deborah Gilliard of Bronx, NY; and Diane Brown of Cross, S.C.; brothers, Jervie Gilliard, Jr. of Bowman, S.C., Chris Gilliard of Vance, S.C., and Samuel Gilliard of Eutawville, S.C.; two grandchildren, Caleb Gilliard and Shariah Gates, several nephews and nieces. A visitation will be held Friday, October 14, 2011 at Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Mr. Gilliard will then be transported to Rock Hill, S.C. for homegoing services and interment. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC "A Family Company" 120 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-963-2411.

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Inaugural education festival hosted by GSMST

Ask most any student from Columbus-based Marshall Middle School: it was worth the two-hour ride to Gwinnett County.

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Joseph Overton

Joseph T. Overton of Norcross died Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Raised in Thomasville, GA, Mr. Overton was a graduate of Oglethorpe University. He retired from Wells Fargo Bank, formerly First Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Jean DeVault Overton and is survived by his son, Dr. Joseph T. Overton, Jr.; daughters, Kelley Pierce and Julie Aitchison; grandchildren, Kathryn Pierce, Roxie Pierce and Charlie Aitchison. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at the chapel of A. S. Turner & Sons. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to American Macular Degeneration Foundation PO Box 515 Northampton MA 01061-0515. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday at A. S. Turner & Sons.

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Missing Lilburn man found in South Carolina

LILBURN — An elderly Gwinnett County man that went missing from Atlanta Thursday was found safe Friday evening — in South Carolina.

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Clarence Raymond Miner

Clarence Raymond “Ray” Miner

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GDP's Townsend releases her first book

BUFORD -- If you were raised in the South, moved here from somewhere else or even just traveled through it, you will understand the antics and stories written in Carole Townsend's first book, "Southern Fried White Trash," which is being released Saturday.

Gwinnett Tech annual plant sale starts Tuesday

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Students with Gwinnett Technical College's environmental horticulture program have scheduled the annual community plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

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Betty Jo Lyle

Mrs. Betty Jo Lyle, age 81, of Braselton, GA passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Lyle. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Brenda Jennings, Suwanee, GA and Stanley and Patricia Jennings, Braselton, GA; step daughters, Myra Hannon, Cumming, GA and Marsha Dalton, Braselton, GA; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister, Margie Coulin, Carrollton, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Arthur and Dolph Heath, Duluth, GA and Clarence and Jewel Heath, Marietta, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Lyle was born December 19, 1929 in Carrollton, GA as the youngest of eleven children. She was a retired office worker from the banking industry. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Braselton, GA. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev Kevin Ross and Chaplain Tony Cooperwood officiating.. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens in Cumming, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday at 12:00 noon until 2:30. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.

Gertrude Thomas

Mrs. Gertrude Pruitt Thomas, age 87, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Carl W. Thomas, Suwanee, GA ...

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Joy Morgan

Mrs. Joy King Morgan, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on October 12, 2011. She is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Handsel Morgan, Sr., and by ...

Rivers Parker

Infant Rivers Wade Parker of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. He is survived by his parents, Zack and Heidi Parker, Buford, GA; grandparents, Benny and Kim ...

Billie Kesley

Billie N. Kesley, age 59, of Buford, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011. She was a member of Free Chapel Church in Gainesville. She loved her kids and grandkids. She ...