News for Monday, October 24, 2011


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Irate residents walk out on HOT lanes meeting

Elected officials get an earful from crowd angry about tolls.


A look at the top offensive performances from the Oct. 21 prep football games


A look at the top defensive performances from the Oct. 21 high school football games

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Roley a major factor in Collins Hill's three-peat chase

Underrated Roley a steady force for two-time defending state champs

Wesleyan's Smith makes college commitment

Senior to play basketball for Army

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Peachtree Ridge's D'Aron Hill

Hill a playmaker in Lions' win over rival Duluth

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Dacula's Rocky Capobianco

Capobianco helps Falcons to key win over Archer

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Falcons get week off after win

Atlanta feeling better after back-to-back wins

Agent for Falcons' Robinson says fine reduced to $25K

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Dunta Robinson's agent said the NFL has reduced to $25,000 the fine it levied on the Falcons' cornerback for a hit on Philadelphia's Jeremy Maclin last month.. Jason Chayut on Monday said that Robinson's original fine of $40,000 for leading with his helmet while crashing into Maclin

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Florida QB expected to play against Georgia

Muschamp says Brantley planning to be back this Saturday

Review: 'Anonymous'

Michael Clark takes a look at "Anonymous," a film probing questions about William Shakespeare and his writing.

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Man indicted for string of copper thefts at cell towers

Indictment ties copper-theft scourge at cell- phone towers to Stone Mountain man.

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Rock legend: Grayson Tech students 'very talented'

A legend of rock 'n' roll visited a local school on Monday

Fireplace blamed in destructive Lawrenceville house fire

Fireplace blamed in destructive Lawrenceville blaze.

Lawrenceville driver strikes tree, dies

Police say man killed after striking tree Sunday morning.

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Lawrenceville woman, 54, united with long-lost siblings

Thanks to a niece's online searching, a Lawrenceville woman was recently reunited with six long-lost siblings.

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Dyer Elementary kids get creative with pumpkins

A group of volunteer judges surveyed pumpkins Monday morning decorated by Dyer Elementary students.

Mitsubishi project up for vote in Gwinnett

Business proposal up for vote tonight.

Police: Brother was shooter in murder-suicide at church

Police: Brother killed sister at church, turned gun on self.

Cops: Brother shoots sister in murder-suicide

A brother and sister in their 80s were killed outside a Grayson church in an apparent murder-suicide

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Roley a major factor in Collins HIll's three-peat chase

SUWANEE -- Throughout Collins Hill's run to Class AAAAA state softball championships the last two years, pitcher Kayla Floor -- the two-time Daily Post Pitcher of the Year -- and third baseman Mckenzie Halstead have been two of the most notable constants.

Cops: Brother shoots sister in murder-suicide

By Josh Green

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Clarence Porter

Clarence Harold Porter, age 76 of Loganville, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, Sunday, October 23, 2011. Graveside Services will be held 2 PM Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Grayson. Rev. Tim Brogan and Rev. Mixon Cowart will officiate. Mr. Porter was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Russell Lee Porter and brothers, Clyde Dewitt Porter, James Royce Porter, Earnest Ray Porter, Russell Eugene Porter and sisters Judith Katherine Crowe, Addie Ruth Peavey, & Avis Mardell Whitley. He is survived by his Sisters: Evelyn P. Boyett, Statham; Marjorie Lois Holbrook, Loganville; Doris Montrillau Spain, Grayson; Shirley Frances Roebuck, Buford; Brother: Raleigh Lee Porter, Loganville; many Nieces & Nephews. Mr. Porter was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grayson and served as a deacon & usher there. He served in the U.S. Army & the GA. National Guard in the 878th Combat Engineer Battalion. Mr. Porter worked for the United Wholesale Druggist, Inc. for 20 years & was self-employed for 20 years as a residential & commerical painter. He loved his church & church family. Mr. Porter loved his parents, brothers & sisters very much & tried to be there to help during difficult times. Flowers accepted or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Chestnut Grove Baptist Church of Grayson, GA. for the up keep of the cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, SW, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-962-3100. Please sign the online guest registry at

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Rock legend: Grayson Tech students 'very talented'

GRAYSON -- Step into the shoes of Patrick Sullivan.

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Joan Flowers

Mrs. Joan Blackmon Flowers, born July 24, 1931, of Snellville, formerly of Montgomery, Alabama, passed on October 23, 2011. She was preceded into death by her husband Morris D. Flowers and son Richard T. Flowers. Mrs. Flowers is survived by her children Bill Flowers and his wife Debbie of Lavonia, Donna Flowers of Hoschton, Elizabeth Flowers of Snellville and Michael Flowers and his wife Vicky of Dacula. She was blessed to have seven grandchildren, known to her as Granny, Rich Flowers and his wife Victoria, Krista Flowers, Justin Flowers and his wife Christen, Michelle Brown and her husband Andon, Marylynn Montano and her husband Brian, Kayla Flowers and Myka Flowers. Her greatest blessing was to have known that because of her life eleven great-grandchildren are now part of God's creation, known also to them as Granny: Drew, Kate, Emma, Leah, Reece, Cole, Brie, Keller, A. J., Samantha, and Anderson. Joan's immediate family, extended family and friends are proud to know that she was part of and a contributor to the "Greatest Generation." Our Mother and our Granny lived in a time with which all other times envy. A life spent in a career of giving to home, community, and country as a mother working to fill the duties of motherhood to the lives of her children. Being a Mother and a Wife, she never gave in to the frailties of being human. She was always present, always sacrificial to the start of a better tomorrow. It will be our cherished memories of loves and losses that soften the years and bring our truest nature to God. Our Mother and our Granny will be missed. A memorial service is not scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, A Family Company, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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William Bell

William Gordon Bell, Jr. age 85 passed away October 23, 2011. He is survived by his wife of over 55 years Frances Janette Bell, daughters and sons in law Carolyn and Mike Millen, Sandra and Mike Ruffing and his only granddaughter, Elizabeth Ruffing. Gordon enlisted in the Navy and proudly served his country on the U.S.S. Rolette during WWII. Gordon was a deacon who faithfully served God at Columbia Drive Baptist Church, Central Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville. He worked at Sears in various capacities for 46 years. Gordon was an avid runner in his earlier years, a golfer after retirement, and an enthusiastic Georgia Bulldog football fan throughout his life. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM Wednesday October 26, 2011 at Wages & Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel with Dr. Lamar Holley officiating. Interment will be at Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends Tuesday October 25, 2011 from 4:00-6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donation be made in his name to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, or First Baptist of Lawrenceville. Online condolences may be expressed at

Irate residents walk out on HOT lanes meeting

DACULA -- Sen. Renee Unterman said transportation and toll officials are unlikely to come back to Gwinnett after the angry reception they received at a town hall meeting Monday, when irate residents walked out, shouting to the leaders.

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THE BLITZ: Season coming to a close with big games on tap

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