News for Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Suspects arrested in Netherworld parking scheme

Three men were arrested over the weekend for setting up an unlicensed parking lot for Netherworld Haunted House.

Gwinnett board delays vote on new ethics law

Commission tables ethics ordinance change.

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

Company to relocate and expand in Norcross

World headquarters to bring 175 jobs.

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Mom cries foul in battery arrest at Gwinnett Tech

Mother cries foul after battery arrest at Gwinnett Tech.

GMC, Chamber to host sports-themed prostate health event

Gwinnett Medical Center and the Gwinnett Chamber will host an educational breakfast focused on prostate health next week.

Gwinnett County Public Library celebrates 'Gone with the Wind'

Gwinnett County Public Library celebrates the 75th anniversary of "Gone With the Wind" with author Marianne Walker.

Lawrenceville driver strikes tree, dies

Police say man killed after striking tree Sunday morning.

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Irate residents walk out on HOT lanes meeting

Elected officials get an earful from crowd angry about tolls.

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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.

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Duluth resident becomes YouTube sensation in one week

Duluth resident Marquese Scott becomes a viral senstation on YouTube in a one week.

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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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Rock legend: Grayson Tech students 'very talented'

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

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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.

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Renovation complete at Bethesda Senior Center

Senior center reopens after a four-month renovation.

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Red Sox general manager Epstein joins the Cubs

New role means new challenges for team's new president of baseball operations

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Napoli, Pujols swing deep into World Series lore

Sluggers putting major stamp on 2011 showcase

LETTERS: Biden/Obama out of touch

When it comes to unemployment in government, the president and vice president are mistaken.

THOMAS: Gadhafi bites the dust ... what's next?

Has the demise of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi changed things for the better in Libya?

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CLINE: A new view of an old rivalry game

Parkview-Brookwood football provides more memories.

LETTERS: HOT lanes nothing but a revenue stream

Monday's transportation meeting should not be surprising.

Post-Gadhafi Libya unlikely to be free by our standard

And another one gone, and another one gone. Another one bites the dust." -- Queen. Forgive me if I don't join the State Department, American officials and world leaders in their euphoric Hallelujah Chorus celebrating the demise of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi. Oh, I'm happy he's dead, but I have

Gwinnett board delays vote on new ethics law

Commission tables ethics ordinance change.

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Grayson's Schuessler out to transform Rams' QB position

Nick Schuessler is trying to turn quarterback at Grayson into a threat.

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Ga. Tech tries to get back on track after two losses

Dream season suddenly turns ugly for Yellow Jackets

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Falcons lose fullback Mughelli with knee injury

Result of play vs. Detroit is season-ender; Atlanta signs Tech product Cox as replacement

Ga. Tech tries to rebuild once-proud program

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech is rebuilding.. Everywhere.. As if breaking in a new coach with a downsized roster wasn't enough of a challenge, the Yellow Jackets won't have a true home arena this season because their campus coliseum is, well, under construction.. "There's so much stacked against us," said

Peachtree Ridge's Buchanan picked for International Bowl

Arkansas commit to play in showcase against international players

Peachtree Ridge to host Harlem Legends at event

Lions' fundraiser planned for Nov. 17

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Archer's Morris commits to Georgia Southern football

Senior to join nation's top-ranked FCS program

Iraq War vet Morgan the guest of women's club

Brookwood grad, U.S. Marine to speak at local event

Falcons pick Wesleyan's Pridgen as coach of the week

Peachtree Ridge cheer squad also honored

Winners crowned at Georgia trail running championships

Gray sets course record at Tribble Mill

Suspects arrested in Netherworld parking scheme

Three men were arrested over the weekend for setting up an unlicensed parking lot for Netherworld Haunted House.

Dept. of Public Health seeking input on block grant

The Georgia Department of Public Health is seeking public input on the propsed elimination of the preventive health and health services block grant.

Company to relocate and expand in Norcross

World headquarters to bring 175 jobs.

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Mom cries foul in battery arrest at Gwinnett Tech

Mother cries foul after battery arrest at Gwinnett Tech.

High school program combats internet dangers

SUWANEE -- A free seminar scheduled for Wednesday night is aimed at helping parents understand and combat the dangers students face using new technology.. Launched by Gwinnett County school police, law enforcement and prosecutors, the program takes a four-pronged approach with education, enforcement, prosecution and prevention of certain Internet

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Duluth resident becomes YouTube sensation in one week

Duluth resident Marquese Scott becomes a viral senstation on YouTube in a one week.

GMC, Chamber to host sports-themed prostate health event

Gwinnett Medical Center and the Gwinnett Chamber will host an educational breakfast focused on prostate health next week.

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Snellville woman has wildlife sanctuary in backyard

A local woman received certification from the National Wildlife Federation for creating a wildlife-friendly landscape in her backyard.

ArtWorks! Gwinnett presents free workshop to public

ArtWorks! Gwinnett presents a free board development workshop Thursday.

Gwinnett hospital, health system board meet

The board of directors for Gwinnett Health System and Hospital System met Monday to talk financials and renovations to Gwinnett Medical Center.

Local agencies to participate in drug take back event

Several local agencies will be participating in Saturday's prescription drug takeback program initiated by the DEA.

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Final suspect in Lawrenceville townhouse killing surrenders

Police say final suspect in Lawrenceville townhome killing has surrendered.

Snellville's Oberholtzer presides over final meeting as mayor

Final meeting for Snellville mayor Oberholtzer.

Gwinnett County Public Library celebrates 'Gone with the Wind'

Gwinnett County Public Library celebrates the 75th anniversary of "Gone With the Wind" with author Marianne Walker.

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Because of the success of previous days, Saturday will be another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

High school program combats internet dangers

SUWANEE -- A free seminar scheduled for Wednesday night is aimed at helping parents understand and combat the dangers students face using new technology.

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Gwinnett County Public Library celebrates 'Gone with the Wind'

LAWRENCEVILLE -- On Thursday evening, the Gwinnett County Public Library is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind," originally published in 1936. Guest speaker and author Marianne Walker will talk about her historical book "Margaret Mitchell and John Marsh: The Love Story Behind Gone with the Wind" and sign copies at the Collins Hill Branch.

OFFENSIVE HONOR ROLL

Archer

Wesleyan's Smith makes college commitment

Wesleyan senior Shane Smith has accepted an offer to play for the Army men's basketball program.

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Rick McCleary

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THOMAS: Gadhafi bites the dust ... what's next?

"Another one bites the dust

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

Who: Peachtree Ridge's D'Aron Hill

DEFENSIVE HONOR ROLL

Archer

Iraq War vet Morgan the guest of women's club

Former Brookwood football player Jeff Morgan, injured severely as a U.S. Marine during the war in Iraq, will be the featured guest at the next meeting of the Lawrenceville/Gwinnett Business and Professional Women's Club. The event is planned for Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the LongHorn Steakhouse on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in Lawrenceville.

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Dacula's Rocky Capobianco

Who: Dacula's Rocky Capobianco

Snellville's Oberholtzer presides over final meeting as mayor

SNELLVILLE -- Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer called the city's council meeting to order for the last time Monday evening, closing the curtains on his 12-year stint as Snellville's top elected official. The often-embattled mayor said his goodbyes with thanks and appreciation for the many city staff and council members who have worked by his side for the good of the city.

Roger Bowlsby

Roger Alan Bowlsby, Sr., age 59 of Dacula, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011. Mr. Bowlsby worked as a sub-contractor for Mueller Distribution Company. He is survived by his ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kenneth Foster

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth William Foster, age 103, of Jefferson, who passed away on October 22, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia 706-367-5467 www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

Jimmy Jones

Jimmy Daryl Jones, age 63 of Statham, GA passed away October 24, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Angela Fulcher

Ms. Angela S. Fulcher, age 42, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2011. She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Robert and Kaili ...

Mozelle Cruce

Mozelle Westbrook Cruce, age 83 of Grayson, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011. She was born in Tucker, Georgia on November 14, 1927. She was a devoted and loving ...

Lawrence Griffith

Lawrence "Bud" Griffith, age 82 of Lilburn, GA passed away October 22, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, A Family Comany, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200.

Avis Whitley

Avis Mardell Whitley of Loganville went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ Sunday, October 23, 2011. Graveside Services will be held 2 PM Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at ...

Maryanne Paque

Maryanne Bosco Paque, 61, of Duluth, GA, died October 23, 2011. The Funeral will be held at St. Barnabus Catholic Church in Chicago, IL Saturday, October 29th at 9:30 AM ...

Judith Alexander

Judith Ann Alexander, age 69 of Monroe, GA passed away October 22, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553

Emma Smith

Emma A. Rado Smith age 87 of Grayson passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Thursday, October 27, 2011 at New Hope Baptist Church ...

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 ...

Patricia White

Patricia Lucille White, age 59 of Winder, GA passed away October 20, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553.

Arlie Nix

Mr. Arlie Zebulon "Zeb" Nix, age 31 of Bethlehem, GA passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, Ga. 30548, 706-654-0966. www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

Perry Kimbro

Perry Kimbro, age 72 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away October 24, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn M. Murphy, age 65 of Duluth, died October 22, 2011. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Barbara Hall

Barbara Jane Reynolds Hall, age 77 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.