News for Friday, October 7, 2011


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South keeps playoff hopes alive with win over Berkmar

Boyd's long TD run starts big night for running back

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Wildcats rebound with win over Mountain View

Duluth earns big 7-AAAAA victory on the road

Down early, No. 3 GAC rallies for 69-31 win

Spencer accounts for four TDs as the offense keeps rolling

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Anderson, Wesleyan keep rolling

QB throws for 352 yards as Wolves keep offensive momentum going

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Grayson, Nkemdiche power past Dacula

Heavily recruited junior scores three TDs to spark nationally ranked Rams

Archer dominates on offensive line in win

Alexander rushes for three scores, Singleton picks off three passes for Tigers

Mill Creek gives playoff hopes boost with rout of Mustangs

Hawks built 35-0 halftime lead, coast to first 7-AAAAA win

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Carson carries Parkview to win over Central

Junior back accounts for all the Panthers' points in workhorse night

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Maya Moore, Lynx win WNBA title

From high school to college to the WNBA, Maya Moore has always been a winner on the basketball court.

LETTERS: Yabrough's column is a joy

Dick Yabrough's column makes my Saturday.

YARBROUGH: Skeeter doesn't care for due process for terrorists

Skeeter: No due process for traitorous terrorists. I am very fortunate. My guru doesn't live on a mountain. Skeeter Skates is owner of Skeeter Skates Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Greater Metropolitan Pooler, which, to my knowledge, has no mountains, just a couple of piles of wood shavings

LETTERS: HOT lane argument not about wealth

Government, not class system, is culprit in HOT lanes mess.

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No. 13 Georgia Tech looking for sixth straight win

Yellow Jackets have climbed 12 spots in the Top 25 in two weeks

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Look out Falcons, Mr. Rodgers is in the neighborhood

Atlanta reminded of nightmarish playoff encounter with Green Bay QB

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Tennessee, Georgia both looking for benchmark wins

Dooley, Richt could get major boost from victory

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GWINNETT GRADS: Clark closing Air Force career in style

A look at what Gwinnett products are doing at the college level and beyond

Cops: Empty gas tank foils burglar's escape

Cops: Empty gas tank foils BP burglar's escape

Local mom sues Girl Scouts

A local mother has filed a lawsuit against a Girl Scouts organization alleging that her twin daughters were expelled from their troop after they gave a presentation on their family's involvement in the civil rights movement.

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Having fun this fall: List of local Fall festivities

A list of this year's corn mazes, pumpkin patches and more fall activities for the entire family.

College Notes


Local agent recognized by industry

Lance Layson, financial professional, Mass Mutual has received the Natinoal Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award.

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JENKINS: You might be a helicopter parent if...

Some parents hover a little too closely over their children.

Atlanta Braves honor locals for making impact on breast cancer survivors

Two Gwinnett County residents were given an award recently for their efforts in helping those with breast cancer.

Road work to improve flow near Dacula school

DACULA -- Two road projects will help improve traffic to a local school.

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LARSON: Viking spirit a true contribution to community

A local club is recognizing the Viking spirit.

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Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association names new executive director

Richard Snapp is named the new executive director at the Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association.

Suwanee gets national awards for citizen survey

The city of Suwanee recently received the positive results from its 2010 citizen survey.

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'Read PINK' campaign raises $5K for foundation

Gwinnett Daily Post publisher J.K. Murphy, left, presents a check to Phil Wolfe on behalf of the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation in the amount of $5,124.29 earlier this week as part of the Post's "Read PINK" edition. For October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Post published

Barrow disaster training a hit, officials say

Disaster training bridges myriad Barrow officials.

GWINNETT GAB: G-Braves award grant to Gwinnett Ballet

Gwinnett Braves give grant to local ballet theatre.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Eleven locals receive Chick-fil-A scholarships

Chick-fil-A has announced local scholarship recipients.

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McGown 64th anniversary

Everette Harlan and Alcie Neal McGown of Auburn recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.

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Cabe -- Harrigan

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Sterling of Fairfax Station, Va., and Mike Cabe of Rome announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Cherie Cabe of Athens, to Patrick Charles Harrigan of Athens, son of Mary and Kevin Harrigan of Sadieville, Ky.

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Long -- Jones

Michelle Long of Lawrenceville and Warren Jones, son of Bonnie and Harley Jones of Flowery Branch, announce their engagement.

Officials: Strict rules apply to leaf-burning season

Leaf-burning season comes with strict rules, officials warn

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Shelnutt 50th anniversary

Ken and Ruth Shelnutt of Loganville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

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Hendrix 50th anniversary

Bob and Betty Hendrix recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Duluth Kroger to host Susan G. Komen representatives

One local Kroger will be participating in "Pink Ribbon Saturday," allowing customers to meet and greet with Susan G. Komen representatives.

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Local students enjoy field day

Students at Shiloh Elementary held field day on Friday.

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GMC performs 500th angioplasty ahead of schedule

Gwinnett Medical Center recently completed its 500th angioplasty and heart stent procedure, putting the preliminary step toward upcoming open heart offerings way ahead of initial projections.

2nd arrest in fatal burglary shooting

Second arrest made in fatal burlary shooting at Lawrenceville apartment.

Cloe M. Christopher

Cloe M. Christopher, 92, of Duluth, GA, died October 5, 2011.

Doris Everett Ramey

Doris Everett Ramey, age 87, a resident of Greene Point Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Lawrenceville, GA, born August 10, 1924, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2011.

Harold E. Farrar

Harold E. Farrar, age 80 of Lawrenceville, GA died October 5, 2011.

Angie Schanuth Lee

Angie Schanuth Lee, age 34, of Loganville, GA passed away September 30, 2011.

Mike Brownlow

Mike Brownlow, age 58 of Loganville, GA passed away October 4, 2011.

Michelle Lynn Davis

Ms. Michelle Lynn Davis, age 40 of Sugar Hill, GA passed away October 4, 2011.

Leonard W. Smith

Leonard W. Smith, age 84 of Lilburn, GA passed away October 5, 2011.

Helen Nichols Tuggle

Mrs. Helen Nichols Tuggle, age 87, of Dacula, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

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Peggy Free Ray

Mrs. Peggy Free Ray, age 48, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

Olive Breeden

Olive "Becky" Breeden, age 73 of Winder, GA passed away October 4, 2011.

GWINNETT GAB: G-Braves awad grant to Gwinnett Ballet

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Braves announced this week that Gwinnett Ballet Theatre is the recipient of the organization's September 2011 grant.

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Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association names new executive director

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Richard Snapp, new executive director of the Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association, has only been in office for a month and already has two objectives on his agenda: creating unity between businesses in the city and finding a new tag line for Lawrenceville.

Cops: Empty gas tank foils burglar's escape

DACULA -- A Dacula man suspected in three gas station burglaries within hours of each other Friday apparently neglected to pilfer the businesses of their primary resource:

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Mark Leblanc

Mark Aldwin LeBlanc, 45, passed away Oct. 6, 2011 at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mark was born in Louisiana April 8, 1966 and spent his childhood in Jennings, LA. He moved to the Atlanta area as a young man. Mark was associated with Precision Tune Auto Care for more than 17 years. He started as technician and before his illness he was General Manager for 6 centers located in the Atlanta market. The President of the corporation is quoted as saying, "Besides being one of the most knowledgeable and competent people in our system, Mark is truly one of the 'good guys.' He is well liked by his staff and one of our favorites at the corporate office. Why? Because he always handles every situation with good humor and respect for the people he is dealing with. Anyone who interacts with Mark comes away better for the experience,". Mark is survived by one daughter, the light of his life, Adelaide Vivian LeBlanc, of Murphy, NC; his mother, Linda LeBlanc, of Dallas, TX; one brother, Henry J. LeBlanc, III (Maria) of Houston, TX; two sisters, Lara LeBlanc Riley (Bobby) of Lake Charles, LA and Lisa LeBlanc McGillvary (Bob) of Dallas, TX; his fiance;e, Caroline Murner, of Lawrenceville, GA; a special aunt and uncle, Betty and John Franklin of Lawrenceville, GA; and numerous family members and friends. Mark now rests in heaven with his father, Henry J. LeBlanc, Jr. A memorial service will be held at Gwinnett Community Church, 455 Arnold Road, Lawrenceville, GA at 2:00 PM, Saturday, Oct. 8th. There will be a private graveside service in his hometown, Jennings, LA., where he will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetary.

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Family seeks answers in Dacula student's death

DACULA -- The mother of 18-year-old Chris Smith wants answers.

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Warren David Bedingfield

Warren David Bedingfield

Movie trivia contest

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.Congratulations to last week's winner, Carl Clifford.Here are last week's questions again and the answers: