News for Sunday, October 9, 2011

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Georgia State loses fourth straight

ATLANTA — Georgia State was a feel-good story a year ago, posting a winning record under veteran coach Bill Curry in the Panthers' first season of football.

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Teheran ranked highly again

Although Julio Teheran led the International League in victories and ERA while being named the best starting pitcher, the Gwinnett right-hander wasn't the Class AAA circuit's top prospect.

Record-holders suggest 63-yarder will be toppled

DENVER -- Tom Dempsey is surprised his record 63-yard field goal has lasted 41 years without being broken. Jason Elam can't believe nobody's beaten it since he tied the mark way back in 1998, and Sebastian Janikowski is absolutely stunned no one's surpassed it since he joined the exclusive club a month ago.

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Tech spoils homecoming for Maryland trio

ATLANTA — Maryland's first road game of the season was actually a trip home for a trio of Terrapins players from Gwinnett County.

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Raiders owner Al Davis dies at 82

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Al Davis was a rebel with a cause -- "Just win, baby" he exhorted his beloved Oakland Raiders.

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Thomas, Highfill Sr.

Thomas James (T.J.) Highfill, Sr., age 89, of Snellville, Georgia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 8, 2011, after a short battle to cancer. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 36 years, Earmon Irene Highfill on January , 10, 1981; and his second wife of 29 years, Betty Britt Highfill on January 28, 2009; parents, Martha Rebecca Booth Highfill and Will Mont Highfill. He is survived by his four children; Thomas James (Tommy) Highfill, Jr. and his wife Denise of Loganville, GA, and their three children, Brian Highfill, Josh Highfill, and Christine Luttrell; Michael Mont (Mike) Highfill, Sr., and his wife Deborah of Snellville, GA, and their six children, Michael M. Highfill, Jr., Angie Banks, James John, Eric John, Alesha Knight, and Jennifer Champaign; Anna R. (Becky) Wilson and her husband Michael F. of Braselton, GA, and their three children, Chasity Martin,

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

NORCROSS -- From the start, Eric Sunderman loved soccer.

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

NORCROSS -- Greater Atlanta Christian coach Tim Cokely took a glance back at the scoreboard and shook his head.

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No. 13 Georgia Tech holds off Maryland 21-16

ATLANTA -- Late in a tough loss, Maryland may have found a new quarterback and discovered its offense.

Glendon Garner

Glendon P. Garner, age 80, of Norcross, Ga., died Saturday, October 8, 2011. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel. 770-476-2535.

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Rodney Watson

Mr. Rodney K. Watson, age 39, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, October 7, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Remus J. Watson; and nephew, Charlie ...

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Thomas, Highfill Sr.

Thomas James (T.J.) Highfill, Sr., age 89, of Snellville, Georgia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 8, 2011, after a short battle to cancer ...

Gwendolyn Maloney

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Boles Maloney, 91, of Norcross, GA, went to be with the Lord October 7, 2011. The funeral will be Monday, October 10th, at 2:00 p.m. at Norcross First ...

Jimmy Mansour

Jimmy A. Mansour, age 82 of Duluth, died October 8, 2011. Arrangements to be announced by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

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