News for Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Gwinnett students make 'Pinwheels for Peace'

Puckett's Mill Elementary was one of many elementary schools in Gwinnett County that celebrated International Peace Day on Wednesday.

PREP ROUNDUP: Bell homers to lead Mill Creek to 8-6 win

A look at Wednesday's Gwinnett prep action.

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Ga. executes Davis; supporters claim injustice

Georgia inmate Troy Davis has been executed.

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Dock permits suspended for Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended issuing dock permits on Lake Lanier because the lake's elevation has dropped to less than 1,063 feet above sea level.. It was reported that Lisa Coghlan, a spokeswoman for the Corps, said the permit process will remain suspended until the

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Trio helps North volleyball stay a contender

Bulldogs' Panks, Stinson and Howard step up to fill loss of injured Knudsen

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HAMMOCK: Archer, Mountain View make a point

New programs have breakthrough week

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Broncos' Buonamia commits to Air Force football

Senior to join former teammate Fussell

Shiloh to unveil new mascot

Generals plan celebration for homecoming game

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Mountain View honored by TD Club of Atlanta

Bears selected as team of the week

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Wesleyan faces many challengers for county volleyball crown

North Gwinnett, GAC among new round of contenders

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Ryan limited in practice after pounding by Eagles

Falcons QB sore, but will be 'ready to roll on Sunday'

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Struggles continue for Braves in Miami

Vazquez blanks his former team

THOMAS: An effort to explain Texas to the uninitiated

People who are from Texas, or have lived there, are devoted to it and I never truly understood why until I lived there ... twice. Texans speak of their state with an affection one doesn't often hear from Oregonians or Michiganders. No matter what city they are from, Texans almost always

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CEPEDA: Pity the children

Pre-teen beauty pageants have crossed way over the line.

Angel Food Ministries going out of business

ATLANTA -- Angel Food Ministries is going out of business after 17 years of providing discounted groceries to needy families across the country, citing the economic downturn affecting many of the organization's customers as its downfall.. The multi-million-dollar food nonprofit says it will cease operations immediately, according to

After 10 years, Gwinnett's Relay for Life still No. 1

Thanks in large part to a $88K donation from Clyde and Sandra Strickland, Gwinnett's Relay for Life was officially able to retain its title as No. 1 in the world.

Bank robbery suspect killed in shootout still not ID'd

On Wednesday, police still had not identified the man who triggered Tuesday's wild chase in Duluth after robbing a Suwanee bank.

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Smith an all-around threat for No. 25 Georgia Tech

Playmaker brings talent over from football-crazy Alabama

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White looks to be more than a decoy for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Roddy White isn't used to being an afterthought in the Atlanta offense.. "This is not my forte," he said Wednesday, breaking into that familiar smile. "This is not something I like or desire.". Mind you, White isn't complaining.. The Falcons (1-1) are coming off an

Columbus wins Class AAA title

International League keeps hold on title

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Balanced Dream headed to conference finals

All-Star Angel McCoughtry getting some help with scoring load

COUNTY VOLLEYBALL

What: Gwinnett County Volleyball Championships. When: Today, 4:30 p.m, Saturday, 8 a.m. (finals at 1 p.m.). Where: Collins Hill, Dacula, GAC, Parkview and Wesleyan today; Suwanee Sports Academy on Saturday. Today's pool play:. Pool A at Collins Hill. Collins Hill, Buford, Central Gwinnett, Mountain View. Pool B at Dacula. Dacula

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Gladiators re-sign versatile veteran forward Brandt

The Gwinnett Gladiators' roster got a big dose of leadership with the re-signing of forward Andy Brandt on Wednesday. Brandt has spent the better part of three seasons with the Gladiators and is entering his fifth year as a pro.

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Goats put their personalities on display at county fair

For exhibitor Lynne Faircloth, her goats are more than just an investment in milk and cheese production. They're almost like part of the family, she said Wednesday during the Dair Goat Show at the Gwinnett County Fair.. "The goats become like pets because we name them, bottle feed the babies

Snellville woman sentenced in federal tax fraud case

A Snellville woman was sentenced to six years in federal prison Wednesday for using dead people's identities to file fraudulent tax returns.

Rose Paving celebrates Norcross location

Rose Paving cuts ribbon on new office in Norcross.

Northbrook extension to create road parallel to interstate in Suwanee

Connector expected to open Monday.

County parks could be closed if cuts go deeper

Trying times have left Gwinnett's parks less well-kept.

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Woodall: Move forward with water negotiations

Congressman pleased with recent water ruling.

Witnesses sought in toddler death

Witnesses sought in weekend stroller death.

Duluth marks its place on continental divide

Today, the city of Duluth is paying tribute to its heritage. Its ancient, ancient heritage. Officials plan to mark a geographic feature of the area that they say is responsible for the very foundation of the city.

GAB: Chamber care package drive a success

An official with the Gwinnett Chamber of Comerce said its care package drive for U.S. troops was a success this month.

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Judge refuses to stop Ga. inmate's execution

A Georgia judge has refused to halt the execution of death row inmate Troy Davis

Norcross High student arrested in tirade

Norcross student arrested for allegedly threatening teacher, resisting arrest.

Cops: 2 caught red-handed with stolen A/C units

Police catch air-conditioner thieves red-handed, report says.

LETTER: Library must face leaner budget now

Library must face leaner budget now

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Collins Hill's Everett Chooses Southern Miss

Andrew Everett has decided to go from being an Eagle to being a Golden Eagle.

Alleged Library Peeping Tom On Trial

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Did a 67-year-old Cumming resident spy on a woman in the bathroom of Suwanee's public library to feed some perverse desire, or was it simply a case of walking in the wrong door and panicking at an inopportune moment?

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Grizzly Finds Home Among Mountain View Bears

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Generally speaking, a school lobby is about the last place you'd pick to exhibit crime scene evidence.

Brookwood Invitational Draws Big Field

The 19th annual Brookwood Invitational softball tournament features another large field, with 43 teams participating in games today, Friday and Saturday.

Ronald Reagan, I-85 Study Extended Six Months

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Officials will take six more months to complete a long-awaited study on a toll-funded extension of Ronald Reagan Parkway, which would connect Snellville to Interstate 85.

Cline: Vinegar Fries Hit The Spot At Gwinnett Fair

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Gladiators Become Buffalo's Echl Affiliate

DULUTH — The Gwinnett Gladiators signed an affiliation agreement with the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, their second such deal in the last month.

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Rookie Delgado Helps Braves Take Down Marlins

MIAMI -- Rookie Randall Delgado pitched five innings for his first major-league win, and the Atlanta Braves put the brakes on their recent skid by beating the Florida Marlins 4-0 Tuesday night.

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Goats put their personalities on display at county fair

For exhibitor Lynne Faircloth, her goats are more than just an investment in milk and cheese production. They're almost like part of the family, she said Wednesday during the Dair Goat Show at the Gwinnett County Fair.

Letter: Opposition Spins Airport Debate

Opposition spins airport debate

Norcross High student arrested in tirade

NORCROSS -- A Norcross High School sophomore was arrested on felony charges this week after threatening a teacher and resisting arrest, authorities said.

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Collins Hill "Floors" North 11-3

SUWANEE -- Heading into Tuesday's game at North Gwinnett, it had been almost a month since Kayla Floor had taken to the pitching circle for Collins Hill after sitting out with a leg injury.

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Georgia Tech Ad Makes Plea For Big Crowd Saturday

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech has given its fans plenty of reasons to get excited in the opening month of the season.

Thomas: If Israel Disappears, Shame On Us

The world — or at least the large part of it that hates Israel and wishes it would go away — moves a step nearer that goal this week when the United Nations votes on whether to recognize a Palestinian state. The vote violates the Declaration of Principles signed by the PLO in 1993, which committed the terrorist group and precursor to the Palestinian Authority to direct negotiations with Israel over a future state. This violation is further evidence the Palestinian side cannot be trusted to live up to signed agreements and promises. Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick rightly calls the prospective UN vote “diplomatic aggression."

THOMAS: An effort to explain Texas to the uninitiated

People who are from Texas, or have lived there, are devoted to it and I never truly understood why until I lived there ... twice. Texans speak of their state with an affection one doesn't often hear from Oregonians or Michiganders. No matter what city they are from, Texans almost always add "Texas" when they introduce themselves, apparently to avoid confusion, as though there were another Nacodoches or Cut and Shoot anywhere else in the world.

Prep Roundup: Duluth Shuts Out Peachtree Ridge 2-0

SUWANEE — Duluth's Jeanie Perrucci set a personal season high in strikeouts with 13 on Tuesday as the Wildcats shut out Peachtree Ridge 2-0 in Region 7-AAAAA.

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Georgia Entering Stretch Of Five Straight Sec Games

ATHENS -- Mark Richt says he enjoys football "business trips."

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Peachtree Ridge Gets Infusion Of Talent From Italian Exchange Student

Differences are to be expected.

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David Francey

With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of David Ronald Francey on September 15, 2011, age 64. Beloved husband of Lee; loving father of Michael, Erin (Nate), Ryan, and ...

Dorothy Patrick

Dorothy "Dot" Carolyn Patrick, age 87 of Winder, Ga passed away September 18, 2011. A member of Winder First United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents ...

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Ruth Hardin

Ruth Hardin age 97 of Smyrna died Monday, September 19, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Tommie Hardin and grandson, Zachary Ray Thomas. Funeral ...

Edna Conner

Edna Perry Conner, age 91 of Loganville, GA, passed away September 19, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544. www.stewartfh.com

Howard Holley

Howard F. Holley, age 78, of Auburn, GA, died Monday, September 19, 2011 after an extended illness. Mr. Holley has been cremated. A memorial service will be held Friday, September ...

Tony Reece

Tony Caswel Reece, age 51 of Lawrenceville, Ga. passed away Friday, September 16, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

Kim Smith

Kim Hammond Smith, age 41 of Winder, GA passed away September 18, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Ann Baldwin

Ann Parker Baldwin, 79, of Dacula, GA, went to be with her heavenly father, on September 19, 2011. The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22nd, at ...

Evelyn Kesler

Evelyn S. Kesler, age 80 of Loganville, GA, passed away September 20, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544. www.stewartfh.com