News for Monday, September 19, 2011


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Stewart opens Chase with 1st victory of season

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) Tony Stewart has snapped a 32-race losing streak by winning the opening race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.It is Stewart's first win since California last October and pushes the two-time champion into contention for another title after a mediocre season by his

Grayson residents to vote on sale of packaged drinks

GRAYSON -- At the city election Tuesday, Nov. 8, registered voters will get a chance to say yes or no to the sale of packaged beverages.. A referendum on the manufacture, sale, and distribution of distilled spirits was passed Monday night by the City Council following receipt by the city

PREP ROUNDUP: Chambers K's 12 in Parkview's win

A look at Monday's prep sports

ArtWorks! Gwinnett hosts open arts forum

DULUTH -- Monday night, ArtWorks! Gwinnett hosted a forum for elected officials, artists and nonprofit arts and culture organizations to come together in the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce to discuss ideas for the future of arts and cultural institutions of Gwinnett County. The forum was led by Executive Director of

Cousins charged in Ariz. wildfire appear in court

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Two cousins have been banned from national forest land while they await trial on charges that they accidentally caused the largest wildfire in Arizona history.. Caleb Malboeuf and David Malboeuf are charged with five counts, including leaving a fire unattended and failing to maintain control of a

Wendy's gives its burger a remake

NEW YORK — When Wendy's decided to remake its 42-year-old hamburger, the chain agonized over every detail. A pickle chemist was consulted. Customers were quizzed on their lettuce knowledge. And executives went on a cross-country burger-eating tour.The result? Dave's Hot `N Juicy, named after late Wendy's

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Records: Shooting suspect killed previous wife

LAKELAND, Fla. — The man accused of killing his wife and then shooting two church pastors had been sentenced to probation for killing a previous wife years earlier, according to court records.Jeremiah Fogle, 57, was charged with murder and attempted murder after Sunday's shootings. During a hearing Monday, he

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Mountain View's Tyler Bethune

Bethune helps Bears to monumental win

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Bears enjoy confidence-building upset of Mill Creek

Mountain View looks to build on signature win

Defensive honor roll

Top prep football performances from games Sept. 16-17.

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Carson powers Panthers to big win

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South, Central still talking about wild game at the Dome

The South Gwinnett-Central Gwinnett football rivalry is the county's oldest, dating back more than 50 years.. But it's doubtful any single game in the storied series can top the Comets' 63-55 win over the Black Knights in Saturday night's finale of the Great American Football Classic at the Georgia

Offensive honor roll

Standout performances from Sept. 16-17 prep fooball.

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'Tough Irishman' Ryan draws praise from Smith

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Mike Smith calls Matt Ryan a "tough Irishman.". The Falcons coach says that toughness helps make his quarterback a fourth-quarter winner.. Ryan was pounded by Philadelphia's pass rush for three quarters, but he was at his best at the end. He led two touchdown drives

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GGC opens intramural fields, looks toward future

Georgia Gwinnett College marked another milestone in its quest for intercollegiate athletics Monday, holding its first official intramural soccer game.

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Arrest made in Waffle House vehicle arson

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Salt Lake City man was booked Sunday in the Gwinnett County Jail on charges he stole a vehicle and set it ablaze in a Waffle House parking lot six months ago, authorities said.. Police and fire investigators charged Steven Roger Vu, 25, with theft by taking and

Man dies after one-vehicle crash in Lawrenceville

An unidentified man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Ga. Highway 316 Sunday, police said.

Cops: Mother, driver could share fault in toddler death

Investigators believe mother and driver could share blame in toddler's death.

Fire, tourism heads team to up hotel safety

Fire, tourism leaders team to make lucrative hotel industry safer.

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Primerica creates international headquarters in Duluth

New international headquarters opens in Gwinnett.

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Case, Overstreet hope to leave lasting legacy at Buford

It's no secret that the key to Buford's four-year run as Class AA state softball champions has revolved around a core of talented individuals that have come into the Wolves program over the last five years.

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Appeals court won't rehear water ruling

ATLANTA -- A federal appeals court will not reconsider a ruling that gave metro Atlanta the right to tap a reservoir that provides water to roughly 3 million people, meaning Alabama and Florida must now decide whether to take their legal challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court.. The 11th U.S

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Transition Begins To Hot Lanes On I-85

ATLANTA -- The countdown has begun for tolls to be charged on Interstate 85 in Gwinnett.

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Golf Cart Barn Scorched In Dacula

DACULA — A shed used to store golf carts at the Trophy Club at Appalachee Farms in Dacula was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon.

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The Blitz: The View Is Nice At The Top Of The Mountain

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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Ryan throws 4 TDs, Falcons rally past Eagles 35-31

Matt Ryan tossed a career-high four touchdown passes and rallied Atlanta from a 10-point deficit for a 35-31 victory over the Eagles during Michael Vick's return Sunday night.