News for Friday, September 2, 2011


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GAC rolls past Druid Hills

Last week Greater Atlanta Christian needed big plays in the second half in order to pull out a hard fought victory in Avondale. On Friday night, Lavondre Nelson and Kyle Scales made sure no second-half heroics were needed.

Peachtree Ridge shows improvement across the board in 31-2 in win

After showing glimpses of quality in many areas in its opening game two weeks ago, Peachtree Ridge was looking for a little bit of quality in every phase of the game in Game 2 against Roswell. And the Lions put forth about as balanced an effort.

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Archer defense dominates in win

Defense was the story for Archer as it held Mountain View to 12 total offensive yards in the first half en route to a 18-7 home-opening win Friday. The Tigers (1-1) continually gave the Bears' offense fits as they smothered every opportunity the Bears (0-2) had.

Winder-Barrow falls to Flowery Branch

Jeremy Haley rushed for three touchdowns and Kanier Coker passed for three more as Flowery Branch exploded for 30 first-half points and cruised to a 64-7 victory over Winder-Barrow on Friday night.

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YARBROUGH: Man of the cloth wants piece of the action

Man of the cloth looks like greedy opportunist in suing the estate of the late Kathryn Johnston.

oreilly 09/03/11

According to reporting by The Boston Globe, there are two issues in play. First, back in 2002, when Romney was rescuing the Salt Lake City Olympic games from chaos, Perry wanted the Boy Scouts of America to be named the official volunteers of the games. Romney said no because most

Wesleyan falls to Elbert in home opener

To hear Wesleyan head coach Franklin Pridgen after the Wolves' 27-10 loss to Elbert County, you may have thought the score was reversed. But anyone who saw the game knows just two costly turnovers made the difference in this hard-fought matchup.

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Norcross' Autry has breakout game in 35-14 win

Anthony Autry emerged as one of Norcross' playmakers on Friday night. The receiver/defensive back caught two touchdown passes, had an interception and a fumble recovery in Norcross' 35-14 win over Parkview.

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No. 1 Wolves dominate No. 2 Carver 35-7

If George Washington Carver is the No. 2 team in Class AA, the gap between Buford and the rest of the classification can be measured by Friday's third quarter.

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Brookwood defense shines in win over Collins Hill

Brookwood played outstanding defensively for the second straight game on Friday night, stifling Collins Hill in a 24-7 victory in their home opener.

GWINNETT GRADS: Cierski, others making early marks in college

A look at some Gwinnett football products as they prepare to start their college careers.

Dacula softball to host fundraiser

Falcons to host BBQ, car wash, yard sale

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Passing game leads historic night for Tech offense

Yes, it was only the first week. Yes, the opponent was only outmanned FCS member Western Carolina.. Yet, the numbers Georgia Tech put up in Thursday night's season-opening 63-21 victory over the Catamounts at Bobby Dodd Stadium were still mighty impressive.. The 63 points the Yellow Jackets put up

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Huge opener should set tone for Boise St, Georgia

ATLANTA -- Georgia is trying to get back to where it was not so long ago.. Boise State wants to bust up the BCS -- again.. For one, the hopes of a season will take a major blow on the very first Saturday.. "This is definitely a statement game for

Candidates vie for mayor in Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee

Ballots set after weeklong qualifying period in cities.

Bisco opens Norcross office

Bisco Industries has expanded to Norcross.

School, best friends celebrate 25 years

It was Aug. 25, 1986, when Alicia May and Arin Logan met on the first day in kindergarten at Norton Elementary School.

Safety key for Labor Day weekend

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer for many, but it can also be one of the deadliest holidays of the year.

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Medical school graduate offers 'unique experience' for students

When students walk in to Susan Kramer's advanced placement biology class, the first question they have is how to address her. Is it Dr. Kramer? Mrs. Kramer?

Cooler weather, rain expected on Labor Day

Forecasters say despite last month's slew of 90-degree days, the week could bring some slightly cooler weather.

GAC softball gets sweep

Lawrence goes 5-for-7 in wins

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Ravens use turnovers to beat winless Falcons, 21-7

The Falcons fall again to finish the preseason with an 0-4 record, losing Thursday night to the Ravens, who turn turnovers into points to beat Atlanta, 21-7, in a game in which most of the starters rested.

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Hudson, Braves top Nationals, 5-2

Tim Hudson gave up just one run over five innings to help the Braves' ailing rotation, and Brian McCann and Chipper Jones both hit home runs as the Braves beat the Nationals, 5-2, on Thursday.

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Medical School Graduate Offers 'Unique Experience' For Students

LAWRENCEVILLE -- When students walk in to Susan Kramer's advanced placement biology class, the first question they have is how to address her.

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Mccullough: Real-Life Superheroes No Joke

I've always loved superheroes.

Beat The Heat This Weekend With Ice Skating Event At Duluth Ice Forum

DULUTH -- Need a break from 90-degree weather?

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Opening Reviews Good For Tech In 63-21 Win

There was plenty for Georgia Tech football players, coaches and fans alike to be pleased with in the Yellow Jackets' 2011 season opener against Western Carolina on Thursday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

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Cepeda: Our Immigration Quandary: States Can't Act, Feds Won't.

CHICAGO --In the most recent example of sending mixed signals about illegal immigration, a federal judge has temporarily blocked Alabama's far-ranging new immigration law, which is widely seen as tougher and more cruel than the infamous "papers, please" one that Arizona adopted a little over a year ago.Voted into law last May, the Alabama statute was supposed to go into effect on Sept. 1. It raised the ire of immigrant advocates and religious groups with its requirement that local police officers check the immigration status of certain suspects and detain the illegal ones. It also put U.S. citizens and legal residents such as employers, landlords and good Samaritans in danger of becoming criminals themselves for knowingly employing, harboring, transporting or renting apartments to illegal immigrants.

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Former Atlanta Mayor, Civil Rights Leader Speaks To Teachers

LAWRENCEVILLE — Educators from Gwinnett County Public Schools who teach students the importance of historical events got a history lesson of their own Wednesday.

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THE DISH: Paris Village Bakery

Picture a quaint French bakery in the heart of Paris, right down to the heavenly smells of just-baked breads, cakes and pastries, and steaming hot coffees.

Ethy Patricia Abe, Rn

Patricia Anne "Pat" Abernethy, age 59 of Dacula, GA died Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924,

Brian Cummins

AUSTIN Brian Austin Cummins, age 52 of Loganville passed away, Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 3, 2011 in the Loganville Chapel of ...

John Walsh

John Patrick Walsh, age 52 of Decatur, GA, passed away August 31, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Services LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

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Bobby Kerlin

Mr. Bobby Edwin Kerlin, age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bonnie and Velma Kerlin; and grandson ...

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Eleanor Johnson

Mrs. Eleanor Mae Johnson, age 90, of Duluth, GA passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-five years, Harvey J ...

Norman Birch

Norman Bruce Birch, age 82 of Suwanee, GA died suddenly on Thursday, September 1, 2011. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924,

Martha Taylor

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Gail Taylor, age 55 of Jefferson, Ga., who passed away on August 31, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467. Online Condolences ...

James Hood

James Gregory "Greg" Hood, age 52 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924,

Isaac Boeckman

Isaac Boeckman, age 8 of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Kristen Huckeba

Kristen Barrett Huckeba, age 46, of Lawrenceville, GA died August 31, 2011. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Clayton Miller

Clayton H. Miller, age 80 of Snellville, GA, passed away September 1, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010

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Celtic Woman to record DVD at Fox Theatre

ATLANTA ­— The all-female singing troupe Celtic Woman lands on U.S. soil to perform for two nights at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

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Disc spotlight: Good Will Hunting (Blu-ray)

Michael Clark spotlights "Good Will Hunting."

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Movie trivia contest 09/02

Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Utopia' one of the worst films this year

Michael Clark's review of "Seven Days in Utopia."

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ART BEAT: Peach State Opera's 'Elixir of Love' to be toasted with a wine event

Wine can certainly be an "elixir," and it has many romantic connotations. So it seems only fitting to create a wine tasting event in celebration of Peach State Opera's production of "Elixir of Love."

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MOVIE REVIEW: Denying inhibition in 'A Good Old Fashioned Orgy'

"A Good Old Fashioned Orgy" feels more like a "Meatballs"-era summer romp, the kind we're generally either too cynical for now or we've simply outgrown.

'Our Idiot Brother' rates high and low with Film Fans

Film Fans review "Our Idiot Brother."

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2011 Fall Movie Preview

Michael Clark's Fall Movie Preview.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Magic Trip’ pays homage to ’60s

Michael Clark's review of "Magic Trip."

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MOVIE REVIEW: Espionage thriller ‘The Debt’ pays off

Michael Clark reviews "The Debt."