News for Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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PREP ROUNDUP: Buford bashes GAC in region tournament

Bush takes perfect game into seventh and bats do the rest in 8-2 win

Eagles outpunch Hawks for series-opening win

Top two seeds in 7-AAAAA softball meet again Thursday to decide champion

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Norcross' Mason a key defender, leader

Senior making big impact in new role for unbeaten Blue Devils

Lions qualify for state with two wins

Peachtree Ridge beats Duluth, Mountain View to lock up state softball tourney berth

Archer takes step with win over Broncos

Brookwood battles Archer, again, in the winner's bracket of the Region 8-AAAAA tournament. Two other teams punch tickets to state sectionals.

Mexican soccer star Cuauhtemoc Blanco to play in exhibition at Silverbacks Park

ATLANTA -- Mexican soccer legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco will bring his star power to Atlanta Silverbacks Park in October as part of an exhibition between Irapuato FC and the Atlanta Silverbacks on Oct. 19.. "I'm excited to be coming to Atlanta to play the Silverbacks in a couple weeks," Blanco

LETTERS: Fair makes reader feel like a kid again

County fair brings back great memories.

LETTERS: HOT lanes benefit the rich

HOT lanes benefit the rich.

THOMAS: Republicans seek 'messiah' for 2012 -- but shouldn't

Listening to some establishment Republicans grousing about the field of GOP presidential candidates should serve as a warning. Republicans, if they are not careful, are in danger of catching the same virus that infected Democrats in 2008.

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CLINE: HOT lanes not so hot

Watching an empty HOT lane can be frustrating.

LETTERS: Yarbrough shouldn't be so mean

Dick Yarbrough should learn to be more civil.

Four Winder firefighters promoted

Four City of Winder firefighters have been promoted within their department, thanks in part to the recent promotion of Matt Whiting to Fire Chief in September.

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GMC holds grand opening for new breast center

Gwinnett Medical Center hosted the grand opening of its new Gwinnett Breast Center Tuesday evening.

Company recognized for customer service, knowledge

A local garage door opener business was recently awarded for customer service, among other things.

Child, 4, brings shocking abuse allegations

Child, 4, alleges man molested, urinated on her.

Pair of fatal shootings in Norcross not connected

Gwinnett County police released information Tuesday about a second weekend homicide in unincorporated Norcross.

Broncos sweep running honors

Brookwood's Kevin Marsh and QuanDra Shanks were named runner of the week by the Gwinnett County cross country coaches on Tuesday.

Women calling the shots in WNBA finals

The two coaches stalked up and down the sideline in Game 1 of the WNBA finals, barking out instructions to players, snapping at officials and calling the shots at the game's most crucial moments. That is nothing new in this league or any other.

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Bulldogs savoring three-way tie atop SEC East

The chatter started not long after South Carolina was upset at home by Auburn. It picked up steam when Florida was blown out by Alabama. Texts, tweets, phone calls -- all carrying the same message. Georgia was back in the race.

Astros' Schafer arrested in Florida

Houston Astros outfielder Jordan Schafer has been arrested in Florida and charged with felony possession of marijuana. According to an arrest report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office, Schafer was arrested early Tuesday morning in Tampa after a traffic stop and was released on a $2,000 cash bond.

Brookwood youth wrestling holding registration

The Brookwood youth wrestling club will holding registration for at Bethesda Park on Saturday and on Oct. 15.

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Johnson not content with Tech's 5-0 start

Paul Johnson says it shouldn't be difficult for his Georgia Tech players to remain humble and hungry after opening the season with five lopsided wins. The No. 13 Yellow Jackets, who play Maryland on Saturday, have scored more points through five games than any ACC team in 16 years.

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Award-winning author coming to Gwinnett

Pulitzer Prize winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee reads at the Gwinnett County Public Library Thursday evening.

Students set to break world record Thursday

Gwinnett County Public School students in grades pre-k through first will attempt to break a world record on Thursday, taking part in a worldwide literacy event.

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Officials celebrate new stretch of McGinnis Ferry Road

Officials celebrate stimulus project.

Mayfield to close Braselton visitor center

The Mayfield Dairy's visitor center in Braselton will close Oct. 31.

Ambulances, police cruisers to get Peach Passes

An update on the new toll lanes along I-85.

Process begins anew on Gwinnett airport, advisory board formed

Commissioners move forward with new airport process.

Local manufacturer announces big acquisition

A Duluth-based manufacturer of farm machinery has announced the $970 million purchase of an Illinois company.

Bomb squad, hazmat callout in Dacula 'nothing hazardous'

Gwinnett County bomb squad and hazmat units responded to a home in Dacula Tuesday, but the scene proved to be "nothing hazardous."

'Casino cruise' scheduled for childhood cancer foundation

The Amanda Riley Foundation, named in honor of a Gwinnett teenager who passed away from cancer, is hosting a casino cruise at Stone Mountain this month.

Dacula student dies following medical emergency

A student passed away Tuesday after a medical emergency, according to Dacula High School Principal Donald Nutt.

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Local man a Hero Award finalist

A local man has been recognized by CNN for his efforts in shipping soap to countries in need.

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Apple unveils faster, more powerful iPhone

The iPhone 4S will run faster and has new mobile software that can sync content wirelessly, without having to plug an iPhone to a Mac or Windows machine.

ESPN pulls intro after Williams' Obama comments

ESPN pulled Hank Williams Jr.'s classic intro song from its broadcast of Monday night's NFL game

Fire scorches Norcross pool house

Fire scorches Norcross pool house, cause under investigation.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Your baby can read, for 3 easy payments of $99 (plus shipping and handling)

Your baby may be smart, but not this smart.

'Casino cruise' scheduled for childhood cancer foundation

STONE MOUNTAIN -- A local foundation that supports children with cancer will host a "casino cruise" at Stone Mountain later this month.

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Ann-Marie Withers Smith

Ann-Marie Smith

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Challenges forecast for Gwinnett's interpreter system

LAWRENCEVILLE -- In August 2009, Duluth police arrested a 27-year-old man they believed wouldn't take no for an answer from a girl too young to hold a driver's license. The girl said "no," and "stop," but his touching persisted, so the charges went.

Dacula student dies following medical emergency

DACULA — A male 11th grade student from Dacula High School died Tuesday after a “medical emergency” in the gymnasium, according to the school’s principal.

Astros' Schafer arrested in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. -- Houston Astros outfielder Jordan Schafer has been arrested in Florida and charged with felony possession of marijuana.

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Johnson not content with Tech's 5-0 start

ATLANTA -- Paul Johnson says it shouldn't be difficult for his Georgia Tech players to remain humble and hungry after opening the season with five lopsided wins.

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Officials celebrate new stretch of McGinnis Ferry Road

SUWANEE -- A 1.6-mile extension has made all the difference in Suwanee, officials said Tuesday, celebrating a new stretch of McGinnis Ferry Road.

Women calling the shots in WNBA finals

MINNEAPOLIS -- The two coaches stalked up and down the sideline in Game 1 of the WNBA finals, barking out instructions to players, snapping at officials and calling the shots at the game's most crucial moments.

Pair of fatal shootings in Norcross not connected

NORCROSS -- Authorities believe a pair of fatal shootings that occurred just a few miles apart early Sunday morning are not connected.

LETTERS: Yarbrough shouldn't be so mean

It is interesting that the Daily Post makes every effort to post heart-warming, kind and thoughtful articles on the front page while publishing the exact opposite on your editorial page.

Bomb squad, hazmat callout in Dacula 'nothing hazardous'

DACULA -- Bomb squad and hazmat units responded to a suspected meth lab in Dacula Tuesday afternoon before determining the home contained "nothing hazardous," officials said.

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Falcons looking for groove against Packers

FLOWERY BRANCH, -- The Atlanta Falcons are still trying to find their groove.

THOMAS: Republicans seek 'messiah' for 2012 -- but shouldn't

Listening to some establishment Republicans grousing about the field of GOP presidential candidates should serve as a warning. Republicans, if they are not careful, are in danger of catching the same virus that infected Democrats in 2008.

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