News for Saturday, October 8, 2011

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Richt gets 100th win, UGA tops Tennessee

Crowell runs for two scores, Bulldogs stay in tie with South Carolina in SEC East

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Teheran ranked highly again

Latest news on the Class AAA baseball franchise

Greinke says Cards' Carpenter has 'phony attitude'

Bad blood begins surfacing between NLCS participants

Broncos defend area volleyball title

Defending area champion found its stride as top-seeded Brookwood claimed a win over No. 3 seed Mountain View.

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Tech spoils homecoming for Maryland trio

No. 13-ranked Georgia Tech held on and remained unbeaten, spoiling the homecoming for three Gwinnett players.

Record-holders suggest 63-yarder will be toppled

Dempsey, Elam, Janikowski discuss NFL-record kicks

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No. 13 Georgia Tech holds off Maryland 21-16

Jackets' early lead holds up as they remain unbeaten

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Raiders owner Al Davis dies at 82

NFL legend passes away at Oakland home

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Keselowski dominates Nationwide race at Kansas

Driver keeps Nationwide pit crew employed, in victory lane

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Georgia State loses fourth straight

Georgia State dropped its fourth game of the season on Saturday to Murray State.

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: GAC sets school record in 69-31 victory

A look at some noteworthy happenings from Friday night's prep football games

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Wesleyan's Sunderman transforms from kicker to all-around threat

Eric Sunderman has gone from just a kicker to an all-around threat for Wesleyan

O'REILLY: Why Chris Christie matters

Christie has work to do at home. Christie is not yet ready to be president, though, because he lacks sufficient executive experience. Perhaps the biggest problem President Obama has is a lack of problem-solving experience. Through no fault of his own, Obama was handed a damaged economy, and he

Michael Buckelew: Steve Jobs' impact on the world...and me

Steve Jobs' impact on the world, and me. Such a statement about any given person is usually hard to back up. But as I have thought about this the past few days since Jobs' death, it's not that hard to defend his place in history.. I was born two years

Clay Cox: Private sector investment in broadband should be allowed to go forward

I think we both know the answer.. For more than a decade, politicians have pandered and promised to bring high-speed broadband to rural parts of America. While they were postulating, the private sector was actually building the infrastructure to carry this technology.. Today we're faced with a similar scenario

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Stan Hall: Running the numbers on crime

I checked with some of my cohorts to get their reaction to the report and they, too, were skeptical about whether these numbers had any semblance of the reality that we see up close and personal. I checked the numbers of our office and while there did not seem to

Norcross High student dies in wreck

OCALA, Fla. -- A 17-year-old Norcross High School basketball player died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle wreck on I-75, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.. Darrian George died at the scene after the SUV he was driving veered into the median, lost

Tolls lower, but other changes in HOT lanes will take time

The first week was rocky for Gwinnett's new express lanes.

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Olympian Shanteau hosts Lanier clinic, fundraiser

Eric Shanteau's Swim For Your Life fundraiser was a success Saturday, according to the founder and those in attendance.

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Fourth annual Ella's Run sees growth

Thousands showed up Saturday for the fourth annual Ella's Run, a fundraiser for Right to Hike.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senators named taxpayer heroes

Isakson, Chambliss awarded as taxpayer heroes, Woodall on troops.

Gwinnett County road closures, Oct. 9 through 16

Gwinnett County road closures, Oct. 9 through 16

Archer dominates on offensive line in win

LAWRENCEVILLE -- For the second week in a row, Archer pitched a shutout, getting three rushing touchdowns by Ernest Alexander and three interceptions by Deondre Singleton en route to a 35-0 win over Shiloh.

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Look out Falcons, Mr. Rodgers is in the neighborhood

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Talk about being on the spot.

LETTERS: Yabrough's column is a joy

I want to be sure I take my stand for Dick Yarbrough’s column. I look forward to Saturday mornings reading his take on local events. He is hilarious, caring, respectful and insightful.

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Maya Moore, Lynx win WNBA title

ATLANTA -- Once a champion, always a champion.

Greinke says Cards' Carpenter has 'phony attitude'

MILWAUKEE -- In a Milwaukee Brewers clubhouse filled with oversized personalities, the first shot at the rival St. Louis Cardinals going into Game 1 of the NL championship series came from a surprising source: Starting pitcher Zack Greinke, whose bout with social anxiety disorder typically make him one of the least likely players to pop off.

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Stan Hall: Running the numbers on crime

The FBI released its latest crime statistics last week. Even as someone who daily deals with the cases that these statistics are born from, I was actually surprised at the headlines that the report offered. The report stated that the crime rate in our country, from 2009-2010, had experienced a 6% decline. My first reaction was that I wondered if the same people who had prepared the Atlanta Public Schools testing results had also had a part in the math results of this report. A 6% decline just didn’t seem to feel right with everything that I have seen during the last year or so. I actually thought we would have seen an increase.

Michael Buckelew: Steve Jobs' impact on the world...and me

The world will not be the same without Steve Jobs.

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LETTERS: HOT lane argument not about wealth

I implore the recent letter writer who stated that the only ones who will benefit from the HOT lanes are the rich to please not turn this into a class warfare issue.

Apalachee picks up road victory

CONYERS - The Apalachee football team started the 2011 season with four consecutive losses. Lately, things have been going a bit better for the Winder school.

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Anderson, Wesleyan keep rolling

ALPHARETTA -- Last week Wesleyan found its offensive mojo. This week the Wolves kept their offense in gear with a 39-13 rout of King's Ridge 39-13 Friday night in Alpharetta.

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Olympian Shanteau hosts Lanier clinic, fundraiser

BUFORD -- For those who braved the lake Saturday morning, it was a long, cold journey.

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

Everybody needs a guru. Someone you can go to whenever you find yourself stuck on the horns of a moral dilemma. Some climb the mountaintops of Nepal to sit before an old guy wrapped in a bedsheet and listen to him prattle about inner beauty.

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J. Clyde "Buddy" Hare

J. Clyde (Buddy) Hare, Winder GA, 73, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2011. He was born in Ragland, Alabama and grew up in Gadsden, Alabama. He served in the Naval Reserves and the US Air Force and retired from MARTA in Atlanta, Georgia. Buddy was a wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kay Farley Hare, Winder, GA; son Tommy Hare, Decatur, GA; Daughter Teresa (Craig) Kelley. Dacula, GA; grandchildren: Thomas James Hare, Lilburn, GA; Nick Kelley and Amanda Kelley, Dacula, GA. Sisters Joyce Hudson, Glencoe, AL; Mary Ellen (Gary) Couch, Rainbow City, AL; Brother Tom (Mary Ann) Hare, Gadsden, AL; Brother-in-law Jim Farley, Blairsville, GA, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 15 2011, at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church, 239 West Candler St., Winder, GA 30680, Reverend Brock Burnett officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Buddy's memory to the Building Fund, First. Presbyterian Church, 239 West Candler St., Winder GA 30680. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Georgia 404- 355-7627

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No. 13 Georgia Tech looking for sixth straight win

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech has climbed 12 spots in the Top 25 in two weeks and comes into today's Atlantic Coast Conference game against Maryland at No. 13.

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Grayson, Nkemdiche power past Dacula

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South keeps playoff hopes alive with win over Berkmar

SNELLVILLE -- Using a balanced attack to move the ball with ease and score five first-half touchdowns, South Gwinnett kept its slim Region 8-AAAAA playoff hopes alive with a 49-17 victory over Berkmar Friday night at Richard Snell Community Stadium.

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Tennessee, Georgia both looking for benchmark wins

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee coach Derek Dooley knows he and the Volunteers are measured by how they perform against rivials like Georgia. Still, he has a hard time looking at today's meeting with the Bulldogs as bigger than any other game.

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

NORCROSS -- Greater Atlanta Christian's defense obviously still needs some work before the No. 3-ranked Spartans play No. 1-ranked and four-time defending Class AA champion Buford on Oct. 21.

O'REILLY: Why Chris Christie matters

What happens to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie now? Will he campaign for the Republican nominee? Will he settle back into New Jersey politics exclusively? Not since William Taft graced the White House in the early 20th century has there been a national political presence like Christie. Larger than life both physically and emotionally, Christie plays the political game like a blitzing middle linebacker: If he zeroes in on you, you’ll feel it.

Harold "Gene" Farrar

Harold Eugene "Gene" Farrar, age 80 of Lawrenceville, died October 5, 2011. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel, with Rev. Sheri Smith officiating. Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth. Mr. Farrar was born in Atlanta and was a retired printer, who worked at Equifax for 20 years and Stein Printing Company for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Claudene Smith Farrar, daughters Decie Farrar Bennett of Braselton and Carla Farrar Finlay of Duluth, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Jan Farrar McHugh and a granddaughter Kate Bennett. In lieu of flowers the family request donations in Genes memory to the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends Sunday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

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Wildcats rebound with win over Mountain View

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Fourth annual Ella's Run sees growth

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Mill Creek gives playoff hopes boost with rout of Mustangs

HOSCHTON -- After dropping its first two Region 7-AAAAA games, Mill Creek -- desperately seeking an in-region victory to jumpstart its playoff hopes -- found the perfect elixir in visiting Meadowcreek as the Hawks cruised to a 56-0 victory Friday night at Mill Creek Stadium.

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Carson carries Parkview to win over Central

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Chris Carson just stood in one place on the field after the game.

Apalachee picks up road victory

Wildcats keep momentum going with win over Rockdale

Deputies: 'Psychic' frightened girl into stealing family jewelry

PALMDALE, Calif. -- A woman who claimed to be a psychic persuaded a 12-year-old girl to steal jewelry from her family and throw it into a cauldron to lift a curse and appease evil spirits, authorities said Friday.. Jackeline Lopez, 42, of Palmdale was arrested last month for

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FBI: Search for baby leads to landfill

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- FBI agents searched a Kansas landfill on Friday in connection with the disappearance of a 10-month-old Missouri girl, just hours after the child's mother said police accused her of being involved.. Agents and Kansas City police spent about two hours at the Deffenbaugh Industries

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North's Jones scores two TDs in second half to rally past Norcross

Down 22-0 in second half, Bulldogs score 29 unanswered to stun Blue Devils

Heritage perseveres against Bulldoggs

Winder-Barrow gives unbeaten team a battle

Hebron puts up fight, but loses to GMC

Lions fall at home

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Horn's TD in waning seconds lifts Lions over Collins Hill

TD with 38.2 seconds left gives Peachtree Ridge a thrilling victory

J. Clyde "Buddy" Hare

J. Clyde (Buddy) Hare, Winder GA, 73, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2011. He was born in Ragland, Alabama and grew up in Gadsden, Alabama. He served in the ...

Maud Hodges

Maud Hodges, age 81, of Statham, GA passed away on October 7, 2011. She was a member of Hebron Christian Church and a retired teacher after working for 33 years ...

Helen Tuggle

Helen Nichols Tuggle, age 87 of Dacula, GA passed away October 5, 2011. Services and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-932-1133. *

Peggy Ray

Peggy Free Ray, age 48 of Gainesville, GA passed away October 5, 2011. Services and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-932-1133. *

Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson, age 91 of Lilburn, GA passed away October 6, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com *

Jane Mcelhannon

Jane McElhannon, age of Dacula, GA passed away October 4, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming Crematory, Inc., 770-922-8182 *

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Warren David Bedingfield

Warren David Bedingfield, age 49 passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

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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 ...

Harold "Gene" Farrar

Harold Eugene "Gene" Farrar, age 80 of Lawrenceville, died October 5, 2011. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel ...