News for Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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THOMAS: Obama's too much a prisoner of ideology to learn from past failures

Obama such a prisoner of his ideology that he fails to learn. Nearly every time President Obama delivers a speech about the economy or jobs, something bad happens. His speech to Congress last Thursday night is the latest example. The next day, the Dow Jones Industrial Averages plunged 303 points

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CLINE: Local firefighters experience outpouring of support on 9/11

A solemn but memorable day for Gwinnett firefighters.

HRs by McCann, Uggla carry Braves

ATLANTA -- Brian McCann and Dan Uggla each hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves snapped their longest losing streak of the season, beating the Florida Marlins 7-1 Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.. The Braves, whose lead over St. Louis in the NL wild-card

PREP ROUNDUP: Mountain View tops North Gwinnett 2-1

A look at Tuesday's Gwinnett Prep action.

Pearl Jam support for West Memphis Three continues after release

TORONTO -- Even though they've now been released, the three men who comprise the so-called "West Memphis Three" are still getting support from Eddie Vedder and the rest of Pearl Jam.. The three men were convicted in the slayings of three Cub scouts nearly two decades ago, but were

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Obama promotes jobs plan in Boehner's home state of Ohio

WASHINGTON -- A day after proposing to pay for his new jobs plan with tax hikes opposed by Republicans, President Barack Obama headed for GOP turf Tuesday to try to sell the $447 billion package.. Obama's was flying to Ohio, home state of House Speaker John Boehner, where he planned

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Gustafson's grand slam powers GAC past Buford

NORCROSS -- Sierra Lawrence did what she usually does and was the catalyst for Greater Atlanta Christian's scant 1-0 lead over rival Buford on Tuesday evening.. But it was fellow senior Krista Gustafson who blew the game open.. Gustafson was mobbed at home plate after her two-out grand slam

Mitchell, Mill Creek come up big in win over Collins Hill

HOSCHTON -- On a day when hits were plentiful for both No. 2 state-ranked Mill Creek and fourth-ranked Collins Hill in their Region 7-AAAAA battle, damage control was crucial. Tori Mitchell and the Hawks were better at it, as the senior right-hander scattered 11 hits in

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Gladiators sign Alpharetta native

DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Gladiators traded for a player who spent many of his formative years in the Atlanta area. More importantly, they traded for a player who has developed his game at a number of prestigious programs since he left.. Defenseman Brad Miller was acquired by the Gladiators in

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Shiloh's Weatherly values academics, then football

Shiloh's Stephen Weatherly places a high importance on academics and football. The senior has a 3.6 GPA and has committed to Vanderbilt.

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Crowell gets start against Coastal Carolina

Georgia moves Crowell into starting lineup

Buford announces latest Hall of Fame inductees

Sam, Harrison in Class of 2011

WPI puts on Pink Out event

Wellness Performance Institute in Suwannee is having a month-long Pink Out event in support of the fight against breast cancer.. In partnership with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta affiliate, WPI is encouraging members and guests to wear pink for all training activities at the 53,000

Gentry wins on Georgia PGA Junior Tour

Locals fare well in Valdosta tourney

Boise State gets NCAA probation, scholarship cuts

BOISE, Idaho -- The NCAA placed Boise State on probation for three years and imposed other sanctions Tuesday for major violations by the football program and other sports.The sanctions included a public reprimand, a one-year postseason ban for women's tennis and recruiting restrictions and scholarship reductions for affected

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BISHER: Troubling start for Georgia's football teams

Looking back at painful weekend of UGA, Falcons

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Run-first Jackets improving through the air

ATLANTA -- Maybe it's a little early to call this offense Air Johnson.. Even so, Georgia Tech is sure showing a lot more life in the passing game.. Through two weeks, the Yellow Jackets have thrown for more yards -- 579 -- than they did in the first six games

Local business announces sweepstakes

Milner Inc. last week announced the launch of a European Vacation sweepstakes to promote use of Quick Response codes to over 30,000 business marketers and businesses in the greater Atlanta area.

Winder paratrooper latest casualty in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Keith Rudd of Winder died in Afghanistan Saturday after being found unresponsive in his room, officials said.

GMC hospitals named to quality honor roll

Gwinnett Medical Center was recently named to the Georgia Hospital Associaation's quality honor roll.

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Atlanta Falcons players visit school to promote fitness

For 10-year-old Robbie Randall, Tuesday was a big day. Not only did the Meadowcreek Elementary student get to meet one of his favorite athletes, he got to toss the pigskin with him. Atlanta Falcons Wide Receiver Harry Douglas said he remembers what it's like to be a young man like Randall looking up to the pros.

Gwinnett Medical announced $100K grant for diabetes education

Gwinnett Medical Center recently announced a $100,000 grant from Cisco to help fund its new program to help underserved diabetes patients.

Snellville attorney, team to take Haitian sex assault case

Snellville lawyer to take up controversial sex assault case against United Nations in Haiti.

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Teacher faces fraud charges

A fourth grade teacher at Anderson-Livsey Elementary School has been charged with insurance fraud, according to a warrant from the state department of insurance.

NFL's 2011 rookie class off to a fine start

So, maybe that long lockout didn't hurt the rookies after all aside from the big hits they took to their wallets.With the league's new salary structure redistributing the mega-millions to vested veterans instead of first-year players, and encouraging the 2011 draft class to prove its worth

Gwinnett library board members disagree on donation plan

Library board member call drive for donations a distraction.

United Way kicks off $5 million campaign in Gwinnett

Nonprofit launches $5 million campaign.

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Quiet on the set: TV movie filmed at GGC

When Emmy Award-winning producer David A. Rosemont set out to make a film about a cutting-edge video game school he scouted dozens of locations in search of the perfect set. For officials at Georgia Gwinnett College, it was the ultimate compliment that Rosemont decided on the local campus to shoot much of the film's scenes.

Bowden reveals that he had prostate cancer in 2007

Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden says in an interview with USA Today that he was treated for prostate cancer in early 2007.In an interview published in Tuesday's edition, Bowden says he kept the details hidden from everyone except family members for the past four years.. Bowden was

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24 recruits join Gwinnett Fire Department ranks

Fire department salutes 24 record-setting recruits.

Investigators: Barrow fire that displaced 10 started by match

Barrow fire that displaced family of 10 linked to child playing with matches.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Football's here; better put your therapist on speed dial

Football is back, along with the craziness it brings to fans everywhere.

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.

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 and his wife Carol were copied and financial wrongdoing insinuated.

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Quiet On The Set: Tv Movie Filmed At Ggc

LAWRENCEVILLE -- When Emmy Award-winning producer David A. Rosemont set out to make a film about a cutting-edge video game school he scouted dozens of locations in search of the perfect set.

Thomas: Obama's Too Much A Prisoner Of Ideology To Learn From Past Failures

“If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person.” — Bill Clinton

Nfl's 2011 Rookie Class Off To A Fine Start

DENVER — So, maybe that long lockout didn't hurt the rookies after all aside from the big hits they took to their wallets.With the league's new salary structure redistributing the mega-millions to vested veterans instead of first-year players, and encouraging the 2011 draft class to prove its worth, a slew of rookies distinguished themselves on the NFL's opening weekend.

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Bisher: Troubling Start For Georgia's Football Teams

And you say, "Who the blazes is Peter King?"

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.

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Obama Promotes Jobs Plan In Boehner's Home State Of Ohio

WASHINGTON -- A day after proposing to pay for his new jobs plan with tax hikes opposed by Republicans, President Barack Obama headed for GOP turf Tuesday to try to sell the $447 billion package.

Carolyn Townes

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss Carolyn Allen Townes, age 86 of Jefferson, Ga., who passed away on September 10, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467. Online Condolences ...

George O'kelley, Sr.

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. George Dilmos O'Kelley, Sr., age 74 of Maysville, Ga., who passed away on September 11, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467. Online ...

Virginia Hicks

Virginia Ann Hicks, age 85 of Lilburn, GA passed away September 12, 2011. Arrangements by Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811

John Dreisbach

John Dreisbach, age 74 of Loganville, Ga. passed away Thursday, September 8, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

James Mcgowan

James D. "Bill" McGowan, age 77 of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on September 11, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Tracy Talley

Tracy Griffeth Talley, age 36 of Monroe, GA, passed away September 10, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544. www.stewartfh.com

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Frances O'connor

Our world is a little less bright at the passing of our mom, Frances O'Connor, 88, who died September 10, 2011 with her family by her side in Duluth, GA ...

William Bethea

William Dean Bethea, age 54, of Martin, Ga., died Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chape. 770-564-2726.

Geraleen Polhamus

Geraleen (Gerri) Polhamus, age 77 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on September 10, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Madison Young

Madison Young, age 15 of Monroe, GA, passed away September 11, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544. www.stewartfh.com

Jimmy Coggins

Jimmy Coggins, age 59 of Bogart, Ga. passed away Sunday, September 11, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

Ruby Wall

Ruby Elaine Wall, age 76 of Winder, GA passed away September 9, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Roosevelt Young

Mr. Roosevelt Young, age 95 of Buford, GA passed away September 10, 2011. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999 www.levettfuneralhome.com

Diane Ball

Diane V. Ball, 57, of Duluth, GA passed away on September 9, 2011.  Diane had taken early retirement from AT&T/Lucent, then continued her career with Spalding ...

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