News for Thursday, September 22, 2011

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DALY: Take action now to control winter lawn weeds

During winter, lawns can become infested with numerous weeds which can be just as troublesome as warm weather weeds. Fall is the best time to take pre-emptive action to control them and reduce their numbers.. Winter annual weeds, such as annual bluegrass, henbit, common chickweed and others, begin to

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Last call for the Gwinnett County Fair

Thursday may have been rainy at the Gwinnett County Fair, but the rest of the weekend is clear for fair fun.

Lightning causes Snellville house fire

Lightning caused a Thursday evening house fire in Snellville.

Ga. sets execution date for Albany man

ATLANTA -- Georgia officials set an execution date Thursday for an Albany man convicted of raping and stabbing a woman to death, a decision that came one day after the state executed inmate Troy Davis amid international protests.. Attorney General Sam Olens said the execution of inmate Marcus Ray Johnson

Ga. execution leaves debate over guilt unresolved

ATLANTA -- Georgia's execution of Troy Davis for the murder of an off-duty police officer has done little to resolve the debate over his guilt that captured the attention of thousands worldwide, including a former president and the pope.. Davis remained defiant even after he was strapped to a

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Obama targets GOP on home turf

CINCINNATI -- Employing in-your-face politics, President Barack Obama sold his jobs plan Thursday from the turf of the top Republicans on Capitol Hill, combatively calling them out by name to demand action.. Obama stood in front of an aging bridge that links House Speaker John Boehner's home state

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Rare American crocodile found in Florida community pond

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Alligators are a common sight in parts of Florida, but residents of a gated community were shocked to spot one of the animal's reptilian cousins: An endangered American crocodile.. Crocodiles -- which number about 1,500 in the state -- are typically found some 300 miles south

Smith, Catchings lead Fever past Dream in Game 1

McCoughtry held to 11 points, fouls out

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Ryan practices for 2nd straight day

Falcons QB still plans to go Sunday

PREP ROUNDUP: North Gwinnett sweeps in pool play at county tourney

A look at Thursday's high school sports action

AP Source: NBA to cancel training camps

Sides trying to work on deal before regualar season begins Nov. 1

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MCCULLOUGH: A helpful hospital

Eastside provides comfortable hospital experience.

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ROBINSON: "Probably" isn't good enough for death penalty

The death penalty is a barbaric anachronism, a crude instrument not of justice but of revenge. Most countries banished it long ago. This country should banish it now.

LETTERS: HOT lane logic doesn't make sense

HOT lanes make promises that will be hard to keep.

LETTERS: Commerical flights could be boon for county

Commerical flights could help local economy.

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HUCKABY: A reminder of what true courage is

For most of my life I have seemed to have a nearly indelible memory -- at least in some areas. Ask me about a random conversation I had with a buddy on the playground in 1962 and I can tell you virtually everything that was said. If, on the other hand, you ask me what my lovely wife Lisa asked me to pick up at the grocery store last night ... well -- I might be a bit fuzzy on that.

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Georgia's Williams ready at safety or LB

Versatile player named defensive captain for Ole Miss game

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Getting to Know ... Bryan Bartley

A conversation with Hebron athletic director Bryan Bartley.

Peachtree Ridge to host military appreciation Friday

Military to be honored at Lions' game with Mountain View

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Hawks host No. 9 Norcross, ready to bounce back from upset

Mill Creek is ready to get back on the field after last week's surprising loss.

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Lovett loss a reminder for Buford

Buford hosts Lovett, the last team to give the Wolves a region loss, on Friday.

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Momentum on the line as Parkview visits South

Teams eager to build on big wins last week

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Gwinnett's players kept safe by tireless trainers

At football games and all other sporting events, Gwinnett County athletes are kept under watchful eyes of trainers.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Killer' cast still can't make this an 'Elite' movie

Michael Clark review "Killer Elite."

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BREAKDOWN: Clarke Central at Winder-Barrow

A look ta Friday night's Winder-Barrow vs. Clarke Central football game.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' proves why some movies shouldn't be redone

Michael Clark review "The Man Who Fell to Earth."

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BREAKDOWN: Archer at Berkmar

A look at Friday night's Archer vs. Berkmar football game

Local school takes on world record

A local school is taking part in a country-wide effort Friday to break the current "Simon Says" world record for most participants playing the game at once.

MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST: Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

Third suspect booked in DQ robbery

Third suspect apprehended in DQ robbery.

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THE DISH: Cafe Dominican Restaurant

Gwinnett Daily Post takes a look at Norcross' Cafe Domincan Restaurant.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: Bridesmaids (Unrated 3 disc DVD + Blu-ray) (NR)

Michael Clark review's the "Bridesmaids" DVD.

Crafts, parade, road race highlight Duluth festival

Duluth Fall Festival is happening this Saturday and Sunday for a weekend of family fun.

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Grayson City Park hosts Blues and Brews festival

Blues and Brews Craft Beer Festival and Concert in Grayson on Saturday.

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One UnbeLEAFable Day in Dacula to raise money for playground fund

In Dacula, the Gwinnett Parks Foundation is making plans for one unbeLEAFable day on Saturday to raise funds to build a playground in honor of Karina Miller.

Music Midtown returns to Atlanta

Music Midtown has returned to Atlanta with headliner Coldplay on Saturday in Piedmont Park.

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ART BEAT: Gwinnett teen dances her way to Scotland and back

Gwinnett dancer Mary Avis Burnam performed in the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer in Scotland.

International Festival this Saturday in Norcross

On Saturday, the Gateway International Food and Music Festival takes places in Downtown Norcross.

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Dacula ready to prove win was no fluke

Dacula will try to prove its win over Brookwood two weeks ago was no fluke when it travels to Shiloh tonight.

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After wild game, Central moves on to Brookwood

Broncos, Black Knights looking to climb region standings

'I Don't Know How She Does It' rates mediocre with Film Fans

Local Film Fans review "I Don't Know How She Does It."

Work to cause lane closures on Ga. 316 on Saturday

Lanes to be closed due to guardrail work.

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Possible live mortar causes commotion at Snellville Army and Navy store

When a woman walked into an Army and Navy surplus store Monday with a box full of military gear she'd found, the owner thought little of it. As she set it on the counter, the woman explained that she'd discovered the box while cleaning the attic--that it had belonged to the home's previous owner. She was willing to hock the items inside for the right price. As store owner Ron Schild peered into the box, he never could have guessed that an object inside would alter the course of his whole week.

Water discolored but safe after main break in Gwinnett

Water discolored but safe after main break

Low lake level at Lanier allows for shoreline restoration

Shoreline restoration to begin at lake.

Dead suspect in bank robbery, carjacking ID'd

Police ID dead suspect in bank robbery, carjacking, chase.

Lilburn police seeking NFL jersey-wearing bank robber

Lilburn police are looking for a middle-aged man who robbed an RBC Bank Thursday morning.

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Officer shoots suspect near Lilburn

A Gwinnett County officer shot and injured a person Thursday near Lilburn, police said.

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PARKER: Davis execution barbaric

In my opinion, capital punishment is barbaric, for Troy Davis and all others.

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BREAKDOWN: Collins Hill at Duluth

A look at Friday night's Collins Hill vs. Duluth football game

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BREAKDOWN: Lakeview Academy at Hebron Christian

A look at Friday night's Lakeview Academy vs. Hebron football game

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BREAKDOWN: Blessed Trinity at GAC

A look at Friday's GAC vs. Blessed Trinity football game.

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BREAKDOWN: Mountain View at Peachtree Ridge

A look at Friday night's Mountain View-Peachtree Ridge football game.

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BREAKDOWN: Lanier at Union County

A look at Friday night's Lanier-Union County football game.

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BREAKDOWN: Meadowcreek at North Gwinnett

North Gwinnett goes for its fourth-straight victory tonight against winless Meadowcreek.

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BREAKDOWN: Apalachee at Heritage

A look at Friday night's Apalachee vs. Heritage football game

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BREAKDOWN: Fellowship Christian at Wesleyan

A look at Friday night's Wesleyan-Fellowship Christian football game.

Two Collins Hill grads killed in Milledgeville car wreck

Two Georgia College and State University freshmen from Gwinnett die in car accident.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: I’m a 30 percent off woman, myself

Our spending habits are as out of control as our eating habits.

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Water main break forces repairs on U.S. Highway 78

The Department of Water Resources is working to make repairs to the broken water main at U.S. Highway 78 and Langley Road in Loganville.

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Water main break forces repairs on U.S. Highway 78

LOGANVILLE — By noon, there was a crater where the southernmost lane of U.S. Highway 78 used to be. Directly across the closed, five-lane artery … another crater. Meanwhile, an adjacent trailer park was peeling away the muck.

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Trio helps North volleyball stay a contender

SUWANEE --An injury to an individual player isn't supposed to be a season-killer, though when that player is so key to that team's fortunes like Kelsea Knudsen has been for North Gwinnett's volleyball team, it can still have a serious impact on a season's expectations.

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Ryan limited in practice after pounding by Eagles

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan was limited in practice Wednesday after taking a pounding against Philadelphia, but he'll be ready to go when the Falcons take on NFC South rival Tampa Bay.

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Drivers should avoid U.S. Highway 78 after water main break forces repairs

LOGANVILLE — Some lanes of U.S. Highway 78 will soon be open in Loganville, hours after a water main break caused the southern Gwinnett route to close.

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Broncos' Buonamia commits to Air Force football

Air Force football's recruiting pipeline into Gwinnett County has added another commitment, Brookwood senior Jackson Buonamia.

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LETTERS: HOT lane logic doesn't make sense

The article in Sunday's Community section ("HOT lanes: Know how to use them," Sept. 18, C1) left me amazed. I am amazed at what appears to be a complete lack of understanding about how to solve our congestion issues by our state DOT officials.

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Two Collins Hill grads killed in Milledgeville car wreck

LAWRENCEVILLE — Two Collins Hill High School graduates were killed Thursday in an early morning car accident in Milledgeville.

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Dead suspect in bank robbery, carjacking ID'd

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Authorities have identified the man police shot to death after a brief, harrowing crime spree this week as 38-year-old Alnur Edwards, of Lawrenceville.

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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.

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

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Make it a full decade.

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Balanced Dream headed to conference finals

ATLANTA -- Improved scoring balance has the Atlanta Dream peaking at the right time.

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Wesleyan faces many challengers for county volleyball crown

For the four years since the Gwinnett County Volleyball Championships were first established, Wesleyan has dominated, and each year, the Wolves have managed to fend off the latest challenger to their county crown.

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Gwinnett's players kept safe by tireless trainers

LAWRENCEVILLE -- More than three hours before kickoff, all is quiet in the Mountain View training room.

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Struggles continue for Braves in Miami

MIAMI -- Struggling to secure a postseason berth, the Atlanta Braves were thwarted by a playoff-caliber pitching performance.

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Bank robbery suspect killed in shootout still not ID'd

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Officials said Wednesday they had not yet identified the man killed in Tuesday's shootout with police.

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Mountain View honored by TD Club of Atlanta

Mountain View has been selected by the Touchdown Club of Atlanta as its team of the week after an upset of Mill Creek in the Region 7-AAAAA opener. The Bears will be honored Monday during the club's weekly meeting at the Fox Sports Grill at Atlantic Station.

Crafts, parade, road race highlight city's annual September festival

DULUTH -- Gather the troops because on Saturday and Sunday, Duluth's annual Fall Festival is invading the streets at the intersection of West Lawrenceville and Main with hundreds of vendors selling arts and crafts, a parade filled with local organizations and a 5K road race for athletes in the community, and that's just the beginning.

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Work to cause lane closures on Ga. 316 on Saturday

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Guardrail work will require lane closures on Ga. Highway 316 Saturday.

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ROBINSON: "Probably" isn't good enough for death penalty

WASHINGTON — The death penalty is a barbaric anachronism, a crude instrument not of justice but of revenge. Most countries banished it long ago. This country should banish it now.

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

HOSCHTON -- Morgan Bell hit a walk-off three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead Mill Creek to a 8-6 win over Apalachee in the Brookwood Invitational Tournament.

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HAMMOCK: Archer, Mountain View make a point

Forever linked in good and in bad, Mountain View and Archer enjoyed some of the good last Friday.

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

ATLANTA -- Orwin Smith was raised right across the border, in a state where college football is a way of life. Even so, he never bothered paying much attention to one of the sport's greatest rivalries.

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Possible live mortar causes commotion at Snellville Army and Navy store

SNELLVILLE — When a woman walked into an Army and Navy surplus store Monday with a box full of military gear she’d found, the owner thought little of it.

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Gwinnett students make 'Pinwheels for Peace'

DACULA -- Puckett's Mill Elementary was one of many elementary schools in Gwinnett County and around the world that celebrated International Peace Day on Wednesday.

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'I Don't Know How She Does It' rates mediocre with Film Fans

EDITOR'S NOTE: Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "I Don't Know How She Does It." Want to be a film fan? Email features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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Willie Dean Streetman

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Willie Dean "Mammie" Streetman, age 73, of Jefferson, GA who passed away on September 23, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467. Online ...

Donnie Freeman

Donnie Gene Freeman, age 60, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.

Isajah Houx

Isajah Julian Houx, age 1 month old, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away September 19, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A FAMILY COMPANY" 770-963-2411. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

John Smith, Jr.

John Preston "J.P." Smith, Jr., age 90 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away September 21, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

Keenan Nichols

Keenan Nichols, age 68 of Buford, GA passed away on September 21, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133 ...

Mattie Ramsey

Mrs. Mattie Ruth Ramsey, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, September 19, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Ramsey; sons, Cecil Ramsey and ...

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 ...

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