News for Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Broncos come roaring back to oust Etowah

With everything hanging in the balance in Game 5 of its Class AAAAA state volleyball second-round matchup against Etowah, Brookwood was nine points away from elimination and a sudden end to the season.

Familiar names among Gwinnett's remaining state softball teams

Seven Gwinnett County high school softball teams still have their collective eyes on next week's Elite Eight state tournament as the playoffs reach the second round beginning with doubleheaders this afternoon. Most of that local group can be accurately viewed as being among the usual suspects.

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North Cobb outlasts North Gwinnett in five games

Playing from behind throughout most of its second-round match of the Class AAAAA state volleyball tournament with North Cobb, North Gwinnett looked like it had finally taken control late.

GAC dominant again while sweeping into AA-A Elite Eight

Greater Atlanta Christian has made the Class AA-A volleyball state Final Four twice, but coach Kristy Shelton is quick to admit that she has never had a team like her present one.

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Wesleyan's Wilkins, Crabill eye return to Columbus

Wesleyan seniors eye first return to Columbus since their freshmen year.

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Brundage to return as G-Braves manager

Dave Brundage will return for a fourth season as Gwinnett manager and his sixth year leading Atlanta's Class AAA team. The Braves announced minor league changes for 2012 on Tuesday, with only Brundage and Lynchburg manager Luis Salazar staying in place from this season.

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Blanco brings international star power to Silverbacks exhibition game

Local fans will get their chance to see a star Wednesday. Mexican standout Cuauhtemoc Blano and his Irapuato FC teammates will face the Atlanta Silverbacks near Spaghetti Junction at 7 p.m.

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VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP: Wesleyan bounces back to move on

Wesleyan kept its postseason alive on Tuesday with a win in five games over Savannah Country Day in the second round of the Class AA/A state playoffs.

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'Kudzu bug' threatens to eat farmers' lunch in United States

BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Kudzu -- the "plant that ate the South" -- has finally met a pest that's just as voracious. Trouble is, the so-called "kudzu bug" is also fond of another East Asian transplant that we happen to like, and that is big money for American farmers.. Soybeans

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Obama promotes jobs bill on bus tour

JAMESTOWN, N.C. -- President Barack Obama sought Tuesday to recapture some of the bipartisan appeal that helped get him elected, while using the opportunity to assail GOP lawmakers for blocking his jobs bill.. Appearing in politically important North Carolina to promote his economic measures and his re-election, Obama promised

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THOMAS: "Pro-choice" crowd seem to favor only their choice

The Protect Life Act passed the House last week, but will likely die in the Democrat-controlled Senate.. There are more stirrings on this fundamental social issue. The Nov. 8 ballot in Mississippi will include Initiative 26, known as the Personhood Amendment, that says: "The term 'person' or 'persons' shall

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CLINE: Why can't we all just get along?

When it comes to sportsmanship, maybe we expect too much.

Shipes commits to GSU

Buford star chooses to stay close to home over pack of other D-I offers

Broncos' McClintock, Lions' Lippett take running honors

Brookwood's Matthew McClintock and Peachtree Ridge's Addy Lippett were named runners of the week by the Gwinnett County cross country coaches on Tuesday.

Collins Hill to host free lacrosse clinic

Session to be at Rock Springs Park

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BISHER: Successful manager's start in baseball

What you may not know about Tony La Russa

Wesleyan's Byrd commits to Air Force hoops

Wolves now have four senior girls committed to college programs

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Georgia Tech not panicking despite stumble

Yellow Jackets ready to bounce back against Miami

Brookwood to host 1996 state football championship team

Reunion to be prior to game with Parkview

Gwinnett airport committee complete

Final members picked for airport group.

Lilburn resident, former DeKalb cop sentenced on federal charges

A Lilburn resident and former DeKalb County police officer was sentenced to 366 days in prison.

Former Suwanee man arrested on bigamy charges

A former Suwanee resident was arrested Monday on bigamy charges, his wife claiming she married him after he presented her with falsified divorce documents.

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New library hours start Sunday

Hours are changing beginning Sunday at all branches of the Gwinnett County Public Library System.

Another redevelopment project on tap from Walmart

Third Walmart store approved in three months

Symposium: 'Bath salts,' meth, pose new, deadly threats

Symposium: 'Bath salts,' meth, pose new, deadly threats

GMC-Duluth celebrates fifth anniversary

Tuesday marked five years since Gwinnett Medical Center opened its Duluth campus to replace the aging Joan Glancy Memorial Hospital.

Primerica named presenting sponsor of 2012 Relay for Life

Duluth-based Primerica has been named the presenting sponsor for Gwinnett's 2012 Relay for Life.

Dementia care community set to open in Dacula

A new community for Alzheimer's and dementia patients will hold its grand opening in Dacula next week.

Final suspect charged in metro Atlanta credit theft ring

ATLANTA -- The final defendant in a large-scale theft ring -- one that affected a Lawrenceville nail salon and included multiple suspects from Gwinnett County -- was arrested and arraigned in federal court Monday.

Symposium: 'Bath salts,' meth, pose new, deadly threats

ATHENS -- With flowery packaging and pastoral names like "Ivory Wave," "Bliss," "Red Dove," and "Vanilla Sky," a new designer drug sold as "bath salts" has gained popularity across America, evidence shows. But the soothing marketing behind the drug belies its sometimes horrific effects on the human psyche.

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'Kudzu bug' threatens to eat farmers' lunch in United States

BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Kudzu -- the "plant that ate the South" -- has finally met a pest that's just as voracious. Trouble is, the so-called "kudzu bug" is also fond of another East Asian transplant that we happen to like, and that is big money for American farmers.

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Virginia Peeples

Virginia J. Peeples, age 89, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. She is survived by her sister, Jacquelyne J. Ash of Lawrenceville, GA, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Russell Peeples, sisters, Violet Lazenby and Yvonne Fortenberry. Virginia was a native of Lawrenceville and was a member of Fairview Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Anne Winn Chapter No. 203, Order of the Eastern Star. She had worked for the Old Genesco Shoe in Lawrenceville, Sears and Roebuck and Company in Atlanta, and retired after 36 years with Singer Company in Atlanta. A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Virginia J. Peeples will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel. Rev. Robert A. Sparks IV will officiate. Interment will follow in the Fairview Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC "A FAMILY COMPANY" 120 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-963-2411.

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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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Local volleyball teams face tough second-round foes

Postseason play is never supposed to be easy, but it seems like the brackets the Georgia High School Association draws up each year makes life particularly difficult for given teams in each sport season.

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Grayson video on Brookwood revving up rivalry

GRAYSON — The two teams won't meet in varsity football until Oct. 28, but the Brookwood-Grayson rivalry is already ramping up thanks to social media.

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MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST: Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

So, you think you're good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

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Roslyn Carlyle

Roslyn Bowman Ayers Carlyle, 84, of Buford died Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Morningside Assisted Living in Gainesville, GA, where she had resided since December 2009. A native of Gwinnett ...

Linda Nance

Linda Darlene Watson Nance, age 55 of Oliver Springs, TN formerly of Decatur, GA passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Snellville ...

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Sara Sims

Mrs. Sara "Jackie" Sims, age 66, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, October 14, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Flora Mae Rogers ...

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 ...

Yvonne Rosenthal

Yvonne Rosenthal, age 62, of Statham passed away October 14, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org. *

Leroy Yerger

Leroy Yerger, age 66, of Winder passed away October 16, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org. *

Olivia Holcomb

Mrs. Olivia Bullock Holcomb, age 78 of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011. Services and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Paul Roman

Paul Roman, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, 770-932-1133 ...

John Harper

John Dover Harper, age 59, of Winder passed away October 15, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.