News for Saturday, October 22, 2011

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Gladiators fail to match Warriors' intensity in 4-2 loss

Gwinnett never leads in second home game of the season

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Ball finally bounces Brookwood's way in rivalry

Buford breaks out gold jerseys for GAC; Mill Creek pulls off two hustle plays in loss

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BILL O'REILLY: Are we the Wall Street protesters?

Simply put, the Occupy Wall Street protesters want our stuff.

PARKER: Election process shouldn’t be good TV

WASHINGTONThe operative maxim in cable television can be summed up as follows: Is it good TV?Brilliant is good, but not enough. Attractive is imperative, but not enough. Also needed are tension, conflict and passion. Television is visual storytelling and it doesn't succeed without all elements working in sync with

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WIENER: Transportation Investment Act key to future economic development

Gwinnett will benefit from transportation act.

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Sugar Hill Fall Festival celebrates with animals, games and cars

The City of Sugar Hill celebrated its annual fall festival with cars, animals and games on Oct. 22.

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For trailer park kids, Hope Center's a bastion

From shooting scene to educational bastion, Loganville's Hope Center steers trailer-park youth toward success.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall spends week meeting with Gwinnett constituents

Woodall's week away from Washington, HOT topic at town hall.

Ethics proposal to be considered by Gwinnett commission Tuesday

Commissioners to consider new ethics ordinance.

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Crowds turn out for Snellville Fall Festival

SNELLVILLE -- Saturday dawned brisk and bright, perfect weather for Snellville's second annual Fall Festival. People from Snellville, the surrounding area and as far away as California enjoyed the beautiful weather, 70-plus arts and crafts vendors, children's activities and contests.. "There was so much positive response to last year's

Gwinnett library 'buddy branch' system starts today

Chairwoman applauds library for thinking creatively.

Salvation Army's annual breakfast tickets on sale

The Salvation Army of Gwinnett is hosting the 5th Annual Breakfast with special guest speaker Jeff Foxworthy on Oct. 28.

Gwinnett road closures, 10/23 to 10/30

Gwinnett County road closures, Oct. 23 through 30

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Lawrenceville hosts Recycling Day

On Saturday, the City of Lawrenceville hosted a Recycling Day for all residents.

Martin, Johnson lead solid Hendrick effort at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- For the first time since Dan Wheldon's fatal accident, the focus was back on the race track.. Hendrick Motorsports proved Saturday it has the best superspeedway program in NASCAR with a sweep of the front row in qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway.. Mark Martin won the pole with

ELCA stops Wesleyan comeback

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy defeated Wesleyan in the state volleyball playoffs on Saturday.

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Military path leads Morgan to medical career

Injured in Iraq, Brookwood grad has shifted his focus to healing others

No. 2 Harrison ends Brookwood's volleyball season

Broncos fall on the road in Elite Eight

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GAC advances to AA/A semifinals with another sweep

Spartans top Hebron to reach the volleyball state semifinals.

After false alarm, GSU picks off homecoming win

Hogan's big plays help Panthers pull off a thrilling victory

Thomasville transfer will help Shiloh hoops

Generals pick up top recruit in 6-foot-8 Carter

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Buford's Carter won't be ready to start the season

Star player still recovering from knee injury

RICH: Re-living the lessons taught during the Great Depression

The Great Depression taught us lessons we're re-living today.

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MCLEOD: The sales rep who loved, and why you should be very afraid

Finding the right motivation to perform.

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Biehl — Hunter

Katie Rose Biehl and Matthew Crow Hunter were married June 18.

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Shields — Rigdon

Jennifer Brooke Shields and Jason Michael Rigdon were married July 3 in Las Vegas.

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Thompson — Hoffner

Christine Alaine Thompson and Jameson Benton Hoffner were married Sept. 24.

Winder seeks qualified public defender

Public defender sought for Winder's municipal court.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Special Needs Schools plans community fall festival

Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett has scheduled its community fall festival and touch-a-truck event for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 660 Davis Road.

GWINNETT GAB: Myositis Association benefit scheduled

Friends of a local woman are planning a fundraiser for the Myositis Association.

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McCullough — Buckley

Mindy Laine McCullough and Michael Thomas Buckley were married Oct. 8.

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Brown — Keppen

Courtney Brown and James Jeffrey Keppen were married July 9.

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Patrick — Holt

Rachel Lynn Patrick and Jefferey Alexander Holt were married April 16 at the Vines Mansion in Loganville.

Lawrenceville to host sidewalk chalk competition

Honest Alley in Downtown Lawrenceville is hosting a Chalk Walk and Art Frolic on Oct. 29.

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Local woman named Eagle Forum's state level president

Eagle Forum of Georgia recently named a local woman as its state president.

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JENKINS: Cellphone use exemplifies "new etiquette" — or lack thereof

Got manners? Probably not when it comes to talking on your cellphone.

LARSON: Good cooking is all in the chemistry

It's a funny thing how memories are triggered.

Students, rotary members make devices to help ensure clean water

North Gwinnett High School students and members of the Buford/North Gwinnett Rotary Club recently assembled 1,000 devices meant to help provide safer water in developing countries.

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Future of one-cent education tax in voters' hands

It's up to voters on Nov. 8 whether to approve an extension of the one-cent sales tax for education.

Gwinnett Place CID seeks input through online survey

Survey under way for CID.

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Greg Walker named Braves hitting coach

Longtime White Sox coach named as Parrish's replacement

A.J. Davis lands at Buford

Junior joins sister Kaela after withdrawing from GAC

Hawks softball rolls in Game 3

Hawks move on to Elite Eight in Columbus

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No. 1 Buford shuts out No. 3 GAC 28-0

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Bill O'Reilly: Are we the Wall Street protesters?

If you believe a column in Newsweek magazine, most of the Occupy Wall Street protesters are just regular folks, people like you and me. Writer Michael Daly puts forth that the demonstrators simply have had enough of an unfair economic system, and what’s wrong with that?

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Special Needs Schools plans community fall festival

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett has scheduled its community fall festival and touch-a-truck event for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 660 Davis Road.

New Life Academy of Excellence gets local approval for renewal

SUWANEE -- New Life Academy of Excellence, which was one of the first-ever startup schools in Gwinnett County, got approval from the local board of education this week to continue as a charter school.

Gwinnett library 'buddy branch' system starts today

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Public Library's new "buddy branch" system begins today.

Wolves keep momentum going with win over Pinecrest

NORCROSS -- Wesleyan came into its Friday night contest with confidence and a three-game winning streak. It ended the night with a four-game streak and more positive energy following a 42-14 win over Pinecrest Academy in Norcross.

RICH: Re-living the lessons taught during the Great Depression

Jerry and I were talking the other day. We've known each other since the day I was born, he having entered this earth the day before I did. It was there in the hospital nursery we first met and the friendship has endured through the years.

State park association, YMCA honor local volunteers

LAWRENCEVILLE -- In separate announcements this week, the Georgia Recreation and Park Association and recreation and the YMCA have honored local volunteers.

PARKER: Election process shouldn't be good TV

WASHINGTON

LETTERS: Vote yes on education SPLOST

EDITOR'S NOTE: Levengood is co-chair of Gwinnett Kids Count, a grassroots group supporting the passage of the education SPLOST.

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Thrashers' departure doesn't bother Gwinnett hockey fans

DULUTH -- The Thrashers may have turned tail and left Atlanta for greener pastures in the Great White North, but in Gwinnett, professional hockey lives on.

Salvation Army's annual breakfast tickets on sale

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Salvation Army of Gwinnett County is hosting the fifth annual Breakfast featuring Grammy Award nominated comedian Jeff Foxworthy as the special guest speaker on Friday

LETTERS: Nice to see positive in Meadowcreek football recognized

Nice to see good in Meadowcreek football noted

Gas leak evacuates 200 people from Norcross warehouses

NORCROSS -- A natural gas leak forced firefighters to evacuate two Norcross warehouses Friday.

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David Lenz

Mr. David A. Lenz, age 62, of Auburn, GA passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Alta Lenz; and brother, Carl Lenz. He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, Joyce Ann Lenz, Auburn, GA; daughters, Carmen Yvette Bell, Anderson, IN, Shondale Lenz, Anderson, IN and

Peachtree Ridge explodes in third quarter for win over Duluth

SUWANEE -- Emotions were riding high in the neighborhood rivalry between Peachtree Ridge and Duluth, but in the end it was the Lions securing at least the No. 2 seed from Region 7-AAAAA with a 47-14 win at the Lion's Den.

YARBROUGH: It's not the government schools, stupid; It's the stupid government

To quote the Church Lady on Saturday Night Live, “Well, isn’t that special?” State School Superintendent John Barge and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), have asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan for a waiver of the controversial No Child Left Behind law and, instead, to measure school performance on a broader basis, consisting of scores on a Criterion-Referenced Competency Test along with other factors in a “performance index.”

JENKINS: Cellphone use exemplifies "new etiquette" - or lack thereof

Is common courtesy on the decline, as many experts seem to think? Personally, I'm not so sure. I never thought it was all that common to begin with.

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Future of one-cent education tax in voters' hands

Benjamin Franklin, American statesman, inventor and printer coined a popular phrase during his lifetime of achievement:

GWINNETT GAB: Myositis Association benefit scheduled

Myositis Association benefit scheduled

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Local woman named Eagle Forum's state level president

NORCROSS -- The state chapter of Eagle Forum Georgia has named a local woman state president of the organization.

Lawrenceville to host sidewalk chalk competition

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The City of Lawrenceville is hosting a Chalk Walk and Art Frolic on Oct. 29 in Honest Alley Garden across from the Visitor's Center on Crogan Street.

Bank robbery suspect nabbed -- in 3 minutes

SNELLVILLE -- Police on Friday corralled a note-passing bank robber less than three minutes after he'd hit a Snellville bank, an official said.

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A.J. Davis lands at Buford

It didn't take A.J. Davis long to find a new high school.

Helfrich, Brutlag shine for Gladiators

It was a night of firsts as the Gwinnett Gladiators slowly put Greenville to bed in their home opener Friday.

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Gladiators storm past Greenville in home opener

The Gwinnett Gladiators pulled away from Greenville in the second period and buried the Warriors in the third. The Gladiators spread the scoring around and rolled to a 6-1 win in their home opener Friday at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

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Mattix staying busy at GCSU

Shiloh grad balances school, cross country, part-time job and Marines

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Dogs revive hopes with 5-game streak

From 0-2 start, UGA rises to become favorite in SEC East race

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ACC matchup critical for Tech

Jackets face Coastal Division test Saturday at Miami

Lanier rallies for 35-17 win over River Ridge

Second-year Longhorns improve to 3-1 in varsity games

Apalachee beats Jaguars to stay on a roll

Williams' running powers Wildcats past Cedar Shoals

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Strong overall effort lifts North over Mill Creek 29-7

North rides defense, playmaking of Hosch and Jones to victory

Germany guides Grayson to shutout win over South

Rams' ground game, defense leads dominating effort

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Falcons lock up playoff spot

Capobianco, Cox help Dacula roll past Archer

Shiloh rides ground game to win over Berkmar

Wise and Martin lead ground game; Ogletree picks off three passes

Norcross rolls past Meadowcreek 48-21

Blue Devils go up 41-0 at half, coast to region win

Peachtree Ridge explodes in third quarter for win over Duluth

Lions remain unbeaten in 7-AAAAA

Eagles pull away for key victory over Mountain View

Collins Hill picks up play after halftime for key region win

Tiffany Elmore

Tiffany Blake Elmore, age 37 of Auburn, GA passed away October 20, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553. *

Maria Cullen

Maria Cullen, age 76, of Loganville GA died on October 19, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 * www.metroembalming.com

Larry Parker

Mr. Larry J. Parker, age 68, of Commerce passed away October 19, 2011 following a brief illness. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 is ...

Louise Harmon

Louise Reynolds Harmon, age 90 of Atlanta, GA passed away October 20, 2011. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757. *

Dorothy Mcdonald

Mrs. Dorothy Mae McDonald, age 83, of Flowery Branch passed away October 21, 2011. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 is in charge of ...