News for Monday, September 12, 2011


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Snellville councilman decries political tactics

SNELLVILLE -- Councilman Tom Witts took the opportunity at Monday's city council meeting to set the record straight on what he called "an underhanded attempt to intimidate me." According to Witts, anonymous letters were mailed to an undetermined number of Snellville residents in which financial documents pertaining to Witts

Lilburn Council discusses upcoming city election, candidate forum

LILBURN The Lilburn City Council completed several housekeeping chores Monday night, including items having to do with the upcoming city election.. The 2011 city election will be held Nov. 8 at the city's municipal complex, while early/absentee voting begins Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In

Sugar Hill to install six weather warning signals

SUGAR HILL -- The self-proclaimed Recreation City, Sugar Hill soon will be a safer city in which to recreate.. Announced at Monday's monthly city council meeting was recent delivery of six weather warning sirens to be stationed throughout Gwinnett's third largest city. Roughly six feet tall and four feet

Library reductions to come in fall

Library to reduce to 40 hours a week.

US citizen -- a Muslim -- on no-fly list detained after cruise

McLEAN, Va. -- An Oregon man who traveled to England by boat because of his apparent placement on the no-fly list was detained Monday upon his arrival in Great Britain, according to his family and lawyer.. Michael Migliore, a 23-year-old Muslim convert and dual citizen of the

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Northeast begins flood recovery

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Recovery efforts in the aftermath of flooding from Tropical Storm Lee focused Monday on reopening roads and bridges, cleaning the grimy layer of mud from receding waters and tallying up the millions of dollars in damage wrought by days of downpour last week.. For people in riverside

PREP ROUNDUP: Buford belts three homers in 15-3 win

A look at Monday's prep sports action.

Falcons need to quickly get past awful showing

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons didn't have much to be proud of Monday.. Even defensive end Kroy Biermann, who scored Atlanta's only touchdown in a 30-12 season-opening loss at Chicago, was in a somber mood.. "We've got some stuff to work on," Biermann said. "They got some

Shiloh softball wins Carrollton tourney

Generals off to hot start

Lawrenceville's Min wins U.S. Open girls title

After winning her first Grand Slam championship with a doubles title at Wimbledon earlier this summer, Grace Min added her first singles title over the weekend.. The 17-year-old Lawrenceville native upended top-seeded Caroline Garcia of France 7-5, 7-6 (3) to win the U.S. Open's junior girls draw

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Jones makes mark on Brookwood softball

Senior is a key to team's region, state title hopes

Lions' Mills, Eagles' Whitworth named runners of the week

Coaches honor athletes after big weekend in Carrollton

Wesleyan's Tsirigos commits to Indiana softball

Wolves' slugger is a two-time all-state selection

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Falcons give weekly honor to Shiloh coach

Montgomery named team's coach of the week


Top defensive performances from Sept. 9-10 prep football

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Domonique Mason, Norcross

Mason a disruptive force at defensive end


Top offensive performances from Sept. 9-10 prep football

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Clark leads Generals to win over rival South

Senator calls for veto of Gwinnett maps

Democrat senator calls for veto of Gwinnett district maps.

Radioactive threat lands Winder man behind bars

Threats of radioactive materials release land elderly Winder man behind bars.

Loganville High student killed in ATV crash

Loganville High School student killed in ATV crash near Monroe.

Budget cuts could jeopardize Gwinnett courts, judge says

Judges can't take more cuts, official says.

Gwinnett government using new fund for support functions

County uses new financing method for support departments.

Child caught in bus door uninjured, Barrow official reports

Barrow school officials probing how elementary school student became snared in bus door.

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Duluth 'Honorarium' an ode to public servants, military

Duluth 'Honorarium' is artistic homage on Town Green.

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Dacula High cheerleading program helping children with special needs

DACULA -- Cheerleading coach Stephanie Grant could list reasons why Dacula High School's new cheerleading program for children with special needs is a plus for the community all day long if she had the time.. To see the smile on the face of 17-year-old Ashlynn Butts, you'd be sold

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Psychopath vs. Sociopath

The difference between a psychopath and sociopath.

Our View: 9/11 Makes Local Impact As Well

10 years later, 9/11's local impact endures

Wesleyan's Tsirigos Commits To Indiana Softball

Wesleyan junior CaraMia Tsirigos has made a commitment to the Indiana University fastpitch softball program, choosing the Hoosiers over a number of Division I offers.

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Stephen Johnson: A Hero's Letter

Lance Cpl. Stephen Franklin Johnson was inspired by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks -- which he watched unfold from his high school classroom -- to join the Marine Corps. He wrote about it in this pre-deployment letter to his family.

Lions' Mills, Eagles' Whitworth Named Runners Of The Week

Peachtree Ridge's Kevin Mills and Collins Hill's Chloe Whitworth were named runners of the week Monday by the Gwinnett County cross country coaches.

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Offensive Player Of The Week: Shiloh's Donald Clark

Who: Shiloh's Donald Clark

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Duluth 'Honorarium' An Ode To Public Servants, Military

DULUTH -- Years in the making, a unique, artistic homage to U.S. armed forces, police, firefighters and other public servants was unveiled Sunday afternoon in downtown Duluth, capping 9/11 ceremonies.

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The Blitz: That's Why They Play The Games

Click here to play The Blitz trivia contest sponsored by Sports Medicine South and Chick-fil-A on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Pike Street

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Woodall: Never Forget, But Also Move Forward

As difficult as it is for most Americans to believe, for almost every elementary school student Sept. 11, 2001, is as intangible an event as Pearl Harbor is to those of us born after that infamous day in 1941. Like many of you, I learned about Pearl Harbor in school. I have visited the USS Arizona memorial in Hawaii, but Dec. 7, 1941, affects me differently than it does my grandparents who lived the aftermath on Dec. 8, who listened to President Roosevelt speak over their radio, and whose friends and family left home to fight in a foreign land.

Lawrenceville's Min Wins U.S. Open Girls Title

After winning her first Grand Slam championship with a doubles title at Wimbledon earlier this summer, Grace Min added her first singles title over the weekend.