News for Monday, October 17, 2011

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Grayson video on Brookwood revving up rivalry

Production already viral with more than 41,000 hits

Code of ethics hot topic at Lilburn debate

Candidates for Lilburn's city council and mayor dished on issues Monday night.

Sick American engineer evacuated from South Pole -- after a year

CONCORD, N.H. -- A sick American engineer who had been working at the South Pole for a year has been successfully evacuated and said Monday she slept for the whole plane ride to New Zealand for medical treatment.. Renee-Nicole Douceur described the flight in an email to The Associated

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Kings call for 'economic justice'

WASHINGTON -- For many who helped dedicate the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Sunday, the towering granite monument is a stark reminder that the civil rights leader's dream of social and economic justice has yet to be realized.. In many ways, the ceremony was a passing of the

Chairman: Library system creates six-point program strategy to combat budget cuts

GRAYSON -- The Gwinnett County Library System has initiated a six-point program strategy to combat budget cuts by increasing non-tax revenues, the chairman of the county library board told the Grayson City Council on Monday night.. Phillip Saxton said the system has been cut about $2.8 million, bringing

Buford schools meets AYP eight years running

BUFORD -- A report Monday night confirmed what Buford City Schools officials suspected at last month's board meeting----the system has met Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, for eight years running.

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Local volleyball teams face tough second-round foes

Looking at this year’s brackets, Gwinnett County’s remaining participants in the state volleyball tournament may have a right to feel that way as the second round of the tournament gets under way today.

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Falcons return to roots in win over Panthers

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Michael Turner kept running the ball. Matt Ryan worked in some short passes. It wasn't exactly stretching the field, but it sure worked for the Atlanta Falcons.. Maybe they've found their identity again.. The Falcons gave up a huge part of their future to draft receiver Julio

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Chambliss sees opportunity in transportation vote

Senator stresses transportation for economic vitality.

DEFENSIVE HONOR ROLL

A look at the top defensive performances from Oct. 14 prep football games

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Loyds guide Dacula defense

Chase and Morgan Loyd have emerged as the leaders on Dacula's defense this season.

OFFENSIVE HONOR ROLL

A look at top offensive performances from the Oct. 14 prep football games

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Archer's Ernest Alexander

Alexander shines in wild, 48-41 win over rival Central

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Brookwood's Conner Hennessey

Hennessey continues stellar play in win over Generals

Duluth businessman labeled 'fugitive' by feds

ATLANTA -- Federal officials say a Duluth businessman who assisted in a lucrative scheme to harbor aliens has fled the United States and is considered a fugitive.. Hitesh Desai, 47, owner of a Duluth software development and consultant company called "Intelli Infotek," was indicted in January along with two

Final suspect charged in metro Atlanta credit theft ring

A Lawrenceville nail salon was among several metro Atlanta businesses affected by a "large scale" credit card theft ring. The final defendant was arrested Monday.

First few votes trickle in for November election

Ballots can be cast now.

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Police: Meth found on man near preschool

Police allegedly catch Lawrenceville man with meth, near preschool.

Workforce development town hall is Thursday

To learn more about workforce development, those interested can visit a town hall meeting scheduled for Thursday at Gwinnett Technical College.

Braselton wants to keep Mayfield visitor center open

Officials in Braselton are asking a local company to reconsider plans to close its visitor center.

New degree offered at local UGA campus

The Gwinnett Campus of the University of Georgia is offering a new master's degree program starting summer 2012.

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Fire destroys Norcross apartment building

Fire destoyed one building at a Norcross apartment complex on Monday.

Supreme Court rules against railroad in Gwinnett suit

Ga. Supreme Court rules against railroad in Gwinnett suit.

Cold front to bring much cooler weather to Georgia

Forecasters say a cold front is expected to usher in much cooler temperatures across Georgia

Code of ethics hot topic at Lilburn debate

LILBURN -- The city of Lilburn has been no stranger to controversy recently.

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THE BLITZ: County's talent continues to grow

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

Duluth businessman labeled 'fugitive' by feds

ATLANTA -- Federal officials say a Duluth businessman who assisted in a lucrative scheme to harbor aliens has fled the United States and is considered a fugitive.

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Brookwood's Conner Hennessey

Who: Brookwood's Conner Hennessey

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Larry Lamontie

Larry Lamontie age 76 of Griffin GA passed away Saturday, October 15, 2011. He is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law; Margie and Ted Barnette of Auburn, GA, Vernice and Frank Davis of Decatur, GA, Linda and Tony Hill of Newnan, GA, Dixie and Mike Moon of Dacula, GA.; several nieces and nephews. Larry's wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com Tom M. wages Funeral Service, LLC "A Family Company" 120 Scenic Hwy Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-963-2411.

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Archer's Ernest Alexander

Who: Archer's Ernest Alexander

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THE DISH: Sugar Hill Bakery and Cafe

4969 West Broad Street, Sugar Hill

Grayson video on Brookwood revving up rivalry

GRAYSON — The two teams won't meet in varsity football until Oct. 21, but the Brookwood-Grayson rivalry is already ramping up thanks to social media.

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Sara Sims

Sara "Jackie" Sims

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Kings call for 'economic justice'

WASHINGTON -- For many who helped dedicate the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Sunday, the towering granite monument is a stark reminder that the civil rights leader's dream of social and economic justice has yet to be realized.

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Roslyn Carlyle

Roslyn Bowman Ayers Carlyle

Ross Herendeen

Ross Andrew Herendeen, age 35 of Oakwood, GA passed away on October 8, 2011. Services and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, 770-932-1133 ...

Cherie Mckeever-Wiggins

Cherie McKeever-Wiggins, age 36 of Winder passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.