News for Friday, September 16, 2011


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Grayson remains unbeaten with win over Berkmar

Rams churn out 321 rushing yards in region victory

Brookwood survives test from Archer for 21-19 win

Tigers make late surge but Broncos hang on

Peachtree Ridge cruises past Meadowcreek

Lions sharp from the start in easy victory

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4-H teaches children at Gwinnett County Fair

4-H at the Gwinnett County Fair.

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O'Connor honors Constitution in Philly

PHILADELPHIA -- Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor returned to the National Constitution Center on Friday to commemorate the 224th anniversary of the document's signing and promote the importance of civics education in a ceremony that was far less dramatic than her first appearance there eight years ago.

For auction: Mussolini's last suitcase of clothes before capture

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- An Army corporal stationed in Italy in the waning days of World War II acquired a suitcase of war booty he sent home and stowed in a bedroom closet in upstate New York for 65 years. In it: Il Duce's duds.

Salem tops Apalachee in defensive battle

Apalachee is held to 39 second-half yards as Salem wins 14-7.

Wesleyan falls to Holy Innocents' in grind-it-out clash

Ground games rule in 5-A North showdown

Wolves cruise into Lovett showdown with easy win

Buford routs Therrell 49-0 in 6-AA crossover game

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Parkview's Carson celebrates birthday with three TDs

Panthers knock off Shiloh for first win

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3 dead, 56 injured in horrific Reno air show crash

RENO, Nev. -- A vintage World War II-era fighter plane plunged into the grandstands Friday during a popular annual air show, killing at least three people, injuring more than 50 spectators and creating a horrific scene strewn with body parts and smoking debris.. The plane, flown by an 80

Insanity defense in preschool parking lot slaying

DECATUR -- A man accused of shooting a toddler's father outside a suburban Atlanta preschool will take an insanity defense, his lawyer said Friday.. Defendant Hemy Neuman has filed legal notice that he intends to plead not guilty by reason of insanity in the November 2010 killing of Russell Sneiderman

Ex-U.S. Representative Swindall sentenced to probation

ATLANTA -- Former U.S. Rep. Pat Swindall has been sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to three misdemeanor counts of being involved in illegal campaign contributions.. The Daily Report says in its Friday edition that Swindall was sentenced on Aug. 26 in connection with an alleged scheme

March for death row inmate arrives at church

ATLANTA -- Organizers say more than 1,000 people have marched to support a Georgia death row inmate set to be executed for the killing of an off-duty Savannah police officer.. Amnesty International and the NAACP organized a march and rally Friday for inmate Troy Davis. The marchers started in

Base lockdown looked ominous, but no gunman found

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Early on, it looked ominous when an Air Force base on the southern edge of Tucson was locked down Friday morning amid unconfirmed reports of gunfire. In the end, no shots were fired, and no weapons and gunman were found.. Traffic into the Davis-Monthan Air Force

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Norcross beats Duluth as both teams lose key players to injury

Devils' Maloof, Wildcats' Stewart hurt in 7-AAAAA opener

LETTERS: Saxton's plan for library funding 'innovative'

Library board chairman pursuing "innovative" ideas.

YARBROUGH: Parting thoughts on the 10th anniversary of 9/11

A last look at the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.

LETTERS: Parker column missed the mark on 9/11

Paper's 9/11 tribute deserved better than Parker column.

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Tech still smarting over '10 loss to Kansas

ATLANTA -- Coach Paul Johnson remembers Kansas taking a knee at the end of the game. Stephen Hill recalls the dropped pass that should've been a touchdown. At Georgia Tech, they still reflect on how a single loss sent their team into a swoon that essentially lasted a whole season

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Winless Bulldogs seek turnaround against Chanticleers

ATHENS -- History suggests Mark Richt is facing long odds to reach his goal of a successful season for Georgia.. Georgia is 0-2 for only the 11th time in the program's history. The only year Georgia lost its first two games and finished with a winning record was in 1979

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GWINNETT GRADS: GAC's Thomas on a scoring binge again

Locals making their mark in college soccer

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Gwinnett Great Days of Service calls for volunteers

Volunteers needed for Gwinnett Great Days of Service, to be held Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

Child visits expanded for slain woman's parents

More visitation granted to parents of slain Lawrenceville woman.

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Kramer's extradition hinges on ongoing investigation

Investigation could keep Kramer in Connecticut.

Sheriff's office warns public about lottery scam

The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department is warning residents about a scam involving false claims of lottery winnings.

Barrow chooses new principal

At its September meeting, the Barrow County Board of Education approved a new principal for Apalachee High School.

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Two principals named by GCPS

The Gwinnett County Board of Education voted Thursday to appoint two principals within the system.

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Sex offender, parents arrested in Lawrenceville pot bust

A registered sex offender and his 60-year-old parents were arrested after officials say they found marijuana plants growing in their backyard.

RICH: Simple joys in life bring so much happiness

The birth of a calf is one of the simple joys in life.

MCLEOD: Empathy and innovation: An unexpected pairing that will solve any problem

Question: What do world hunger and bad customer service have in common?. Answer: The secret to solving them both is empathy and innovation.. Empathy and innovation seem like an unlikely pairing, but together, they're the secret to solving just about everything.. Here's why. You have to care about a problem

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Collins Hill grad Moore named WNBA's rookie of the year

Lynx forward lives up to No. 1 pick hype

Police find body on I-85 entrance ramp

Police say a body was found Friday morning on the entrance ramp from Georgia Highway 20 onto the southbound lanes of I-85.

Tolls on I-85 begin Oct. 1

Start date set for tolls on I-85 lanes.

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HUCKABY: The once (and future?) wedding photographer

The voice on the other end of the line sounded so innocent and sincere that I almost said yes without thinking.

Prep Roundup: North Gwinnett Goes 3-0 In Collins Hill Classic

SUWANEE -- North Gwinnett went a pefect 3-0 in the opening round of the Collins Hill Classic as the Bulldogs defeated Norcross 25-12, 25-17, Tucker 25-10, 25-5 and Parkview 25-12, 25-18.

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Getting To Know ... Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith, is in his second year as the athletic and activities director at Mountain View. The 1987 Brookwood grad was previously in the same position at Grayson, where he began working in 2001, and also coached at Collins Hill for four years.

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Historic Duluth Train Depot To Be Open For Tours

DULUTH -- A depot steeped in history will soon be open to the public.

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Teheran, Gartrell, Minor, Delgado, Pastornicky Earn Braves' Honors

The awards went from external to internal Thursday for Julio Teheran.

Act Scores See Slight Decrease

SUWANEE -- Local student test results that measure general educational development and college readiness declined slightly over the past year.

Gwinnett County Fair Offers Fun For Everyone

LAWRENCEVILLE -- For the 57th year, the Gwinnett County Fair has opened its gates at the fairgrounds for another week and a half of rides, pageants, games and food, which runs through Sept. 25.

Child Visits Expanded For Slain Woman's Parents

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The parents of slain Lawrenceville resident Nique Leili scored a minor victory Friday in Gwinnett Juvenile Court by gaining more visitation with their daughter's youngest children.

Falcons Try To Fill Void Left By Injured Starters

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons spent Thursday afternoon trying to compensate for a growing list of injured starters.

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Kramer's Extradition Hinges On Ongoing Investigation

LAWRENCEVILLE -- It's possible that DragonCon founder and Gwinnett child molestation suspect Ed Kramer won't set foot in Georgia any time soon, pending the outcome of a Connecticut investigation.

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Gwinnett Grads: Gac's Thomas On A Scoring Binge Again

A sluggish start to the college soccer season didn't sit well with Chris Thomas, so he personally turned things around last weekend.

Police Find Body On I-85 Entrance Ramp

BUFORD — Gwinnett police said a 39-year-old Buford woman died early Friday while trying to cross Interstate 85 on foot.

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Tech Still Smarting Over '10 Loss To Kansas

ATLANTA -- Coach Paul Johnson remembers Kansas taking a knee at the end of the game. Stephen Hill recalls the dropped pass that should've been a touchdown. At Georgia Tech, they still reflect on how a single loss sent their team into a swoon that essentially lasted a whole season.

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Gcps Names Local Teachers Of The Year

SUWANEE — On Wednesday Gwinnett County Public Schools released a list of 129 educators named finalists for the 2012 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year. The 129 are teachers of the year at their respective schools.

Sheriff's Office Warns Public About Lottery Scam

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department is warning residents about a scam falsely claiming its victims have won the lottery.

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Spartans Return To Dome This Weekend

A few Greater Atlanta Christian players may remember the football team's last game at the Georgia Dome, but if they do, head coach Tim Cokely hasn't heard about it.

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Georgia Gwinnett College's Wilson Named Naia's Ad Of The Year

New Georgia Gwinnett College athletic director Darin Wilson has been named the NAIA/Athletic Directors Association AD of the Year for the 2010-11 school year.

People Helping People: Gwinnett Great Days Of Service Calls For Volunteers

LAWRENCEVILLE: Volunteers are needed for the 12th Annual Gwinnett Great Days of Service, which will be held on Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1. The annual event offers Gwinnett residents the opportunity to donate their time and energy to doing community service and helping those in need.

Vivian G. Page

Vivian G. Page, age 86, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on September 15, 2011. She was preceded in death by her son, Tim Corbin, three sisters, Mamie Kennedy, Mary Lee ...

Carole Newcomb

Carole Ann Newcomb, age 67, of Duluth, GA died September 14, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Bernardo Apac

Bernardo Apac, age 44, of Lawrenceville, GA died on September 13, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013 770-922-8182

Grady Mccannon

Grady McCannon, age 81, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died September 15, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chape. 770-564-2726.

Ora Lee Little

Ora Lee Watkins Little (Bogie) of Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at Willowwood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, September ...

Calvin Edwards

Calvin (Cal) P. Edwards, age 86 of Bonita Springs, FL, formerly of Winder, GA passed away September 13, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Susan Miller

Susan (Susie Pulliam) Miller, age 45 passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Harold and Opal Johnson and Ted Pickens. She is survived ...

Daniel Wotocek

Daniel W. Wotocek, age 52 of Duluth, GA passed away September 13, 2011. Arrangements by Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811

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Lois E. Kruger

Lois E. Kruger, age 76 of Norcross passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 14, 2011. Lois was born on September 25, 1934 to the late Dudley and Jamie Edwards of ...

William Askue, Sr.

William R. (Bill) Askue, Sr., age 88 of Norcross, GA passed away September 15, 2011. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Michael Slusher

Michael "Kent" Slusher, age 50, of Tucker, Ga., died September 14, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chape. 770-564-2726.

Cornell Mattox, Jr.

Cornell Mattox, Jr., age 64 of Stone Mountain, GA passed away on September 14, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...