News for Friday, September 23, 2011


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Kamara's three TDs lead No. 9 Norcross past Hawks

Blue Devils squeak out 41-34 region victory

Wesleyan shuts down Fellowship for subregion win

Defense shines as Wolves fight for tough victory

PREP ROUNDUP: Buford's Overstreet breaks career RBI record

Wolves slugger passes former teammate Rudnik

Archer tops Berkmar for first region win

Tigers pull away for 42-0 victory

Dacula stifles Shiloh in shutout win

Falcons remain on top of the region

North cruises to victory over Meadowcreek

Bulldogs coast after building 37-0 halftime edge

Buford's running game surges for 35-7 win over Lovett

Johnson leads Wolves with 178 rushing yards

Hebron falls to Lakeview in defensive battle

Lions give up late score to fall to 0-5

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Running game, defense set tone for Parkview's 20-7 win over South

Carson rushes for 127 yards, two scores

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Collins Hill runs past Duluth on shoulders of Parker

Senior rushes for 129 yards as Eagles get region win

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No. 4 GAC treats Falcons coach to fifth straight win

The unbeaten Spartans, ranked No. 4 in Class AA, beat Blessed Trinity 42-28.

Cole, Tompkins star as Broncos rout Central

Backs combine for 354 yards in easy victory

Lions hold off surging Bears

Peachtree Ridge remains unbeaten in 7-AAAAA

LETTERS: Briscoe privatization study headed in right direction

The Board of Commissioners meeting with IMG is an indication that finally the county is moving toward a goal on the Briscoe Field situation in a way that makes sense. It was evident that the BOC exercised due diligence in selecting an experienced

LETTERS: Davis exectuion reporting biased

Report of Troy Davis execution was biased.

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YARBROUGH: Becoming a move and shaker is a frustrating endeavor

Becoming a mover and shaker in this state is harder than I thought.

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County fair serves treats to tempt the taste buds

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Batter drops into the skillet and hot oil sizzles. The heat causes the batter to rise and fluff, displaying the web-like pattern the cook had poured. After golden brown and crispy, the funnel cake is removed from the crackling oil and generously sprinkled with powdered sugar.. It's

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Obituary causes confusion in Dacula

Former Dacula councilman receives strange phone calls Friday.

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Buford school helps break world record for Simon Says

Students at Goddard School in Buford played a part in besting a world record Friday.

Probe: Woman dead prior to fire

Authorities determine woman was dead before blaze.

School library gets recognized at state level

An elementary school's library in Suwanee was recently recognized by the state school superintendent.

MCLEOD: Why positive thinking is like crack cocaine

Positive thinking makes for a good habit.

RICH: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

When it comes to love, looks aren't everything.

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Shields -- Rigdon

Shields -- Rigdon. Jennifer Brooke Shields and Jason Michael Rigdon were married July 3 in Las Vegas.. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Becky Shields of Duluth. She is employed with Hyatt Hotels in Moore, Okla.. The groom is the son of Mike and Lavon Rigdon of Crescent

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Carpenter -- Thornberry

Carpenter -- Thornberry. Leah Anne Carpenter and Sean LeRoy Thornberry were married July 9 at Midnight Ranch in Clark, Colo. John Quinn officiated the ceremony.. The bride is the daughter of David and Anne Carpenter of Alpharetta. She is a graduate of Milton High School and Georgia State University. She

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Longo -- Bradford

Longo -- Bradford. Valerie Beth Longo and William Samuel Bradford were married June 11 in Oxford. The Rev. John Cromartie officiated the ceremony.. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Barbara Longo of Lawrenceville. She is a graduate of Central Gwinnett High School and Emory University. She is employed

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Holton -- Gard

Holton -- Gard. Sara Tunstall Holton and Matthew Neal Gard were married Sept. 10. The Rev. Rick Neale officiated the ceremony.. The bride is the daughter of Suzanne and Scott Holton of Norcross. She is a graduate of Norcross High School and Trinity University. She is employed with Stone Mountain

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Patrick -- Holt

Patrick -- Holt. Rachel Lynn Patrick and Jefferey Alexander Holt were married April 16 at the Vines Mansion in Loganville. The Rev. Joseph McKechnie officiated the ceremony.. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Judith Patrick of Williamsburg, Ky. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville and

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Moneyball' can't quite knock it out the park

Michael Clark reviews "Moneyball."

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SWAT standoff in Norcross ends peacefully

A Gwinnett Police SWAT unit is at a Norcross address along with the Secret Service.

Firefighters douse small Norcross warehouse blaze

Firefighters extinguish warehouse fire in Norcross.

Crews continue to work on U.S. 78 after water main damage

Road repairs to begin Monday.

Jury rules library patron peeped on purpose

Jury convicts man, 67, in library peeping Tom case.

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

LILBURN -- North Gwinnett swept through its three matches with wins on the opening day of the Gwinnett County Volleyball Championships.

JENKINS: The real costs of a 'free' education

Last month, at my son's high school curriculum day, his AP physics teachers informed us cheerfully that they would be building trebuchets this semester. I thought, "How cool is that? What a great way to teach physics."

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Georgia's Williams ready at safety or LB

ATHENS -- Mark Richt has announced Shawn Williams will be Georgia's defensive captain for Saturday's game at Mississippi.

Beer distributor honors Operation One Voice

BUFORD -- Eagle Rock Distributing Co., a Georgia beer distribution business, joined with Operation One Voice, local law enforcement, fire departments and soldiers earlier this month at Lake Lanier Islands Resort during a Sept. 11 memorial event.

Ride scheduled as Twin Lakes benefit

WINDER -- Mountain bike riders of all sizes are asked to mount up Oct. 22 and compete on the trails of Fort Yargo State Park in Winder for a good cause.

Crews continue to work on U.S. 78 after water main damage

LOGANVILLE — Crews will work Monday to repair the highway damaged by a major water main break Thursday.

LARSON: Students surprsise sub with snake tales

Everyone has a story. I've always believed that but it was never more evident to me than a few weeks ago when I subbed for a fourth-grade class where the teacher had left no lesson plans. And to make matters worse, it was on of those planning days when the entire grade level was sequestered somewhere and every class was staffed by a sub. I had nowhere to turn, except to my own resources.

Suwanee to host romantic pasta dinner

SUWANEE -- Now that's amore.

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Buford school helps break world record for Simon Says

BUFORD -- To learn about a local world record attempt, Simon says keep reading.

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Gwinnett County Fair announces exhibition winners

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Hundreds of local Gwinnett residents worked for weeks and sometimes months on craft projects, food preservation jars and art to be entered into the Gwinnett County Fair Exhibition competition in hopes of winning a blue ribbon. While many people won first, second and third place in different categories, only two can win the overall title. This year, Savannah Tully took the Youth Overall and Deb Brown snagged the Adult Overall with their hand-crafted goods.

Snellville Farmer's Market receives honor

SNELLVILLE -- October is the month to celebrate at the Snellville Farmers' Market.

GOOD NEWS: Gwinnett students have math skills

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Local students fared well in the Georgia Math League competition.

YARBROUGH: Becoming a move and shaker is a frustrating endeavor

When Nathan Deal was elected governor, I made myself a promise that I was going to get along better with him than I did with his predecessor, George E. Perdue. If our new governor wanted to build a few concrete fish ponds, I’d look the other way. If he wanted to dress up like Dr. Seuss’ “Cat in the Hat” and talk to school kids while shafting their teachers, I would just shake my head in bemusement.

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.

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Getting to Know ... Bryan Bartley

Bryan Bartley, 45, is the new athletic director at Hebron Christian Academy. The former professional basketball player and college assistant coach took over for the school's first AD Rick Burlingame in July. Bartley coached Randolph Morris at Landmark Christian, coached with Jeff Lebo at Auburn and was in the Tigers' athletic department during last year's national championship season.

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Ryan practices for 2nd straight day

FLOWERY BRANCH — Quarterback Matt Ryan was limited with a left knee injury for the second straight day as the Atlanta Falcons practiced Thursday for their visit to Tampa Bay this weekend.

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Smith, Catchings lead Fever past Dream in Game 1 of Eastern Conference finals

Just hours after Indiana's Tamika Catchings is named the WNBA's MVP, she helps lead the Fever past the Atlanta Dream in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals.

Lynn Holbert

Lynn Kaiser Holbert, age 55 of Buford passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Steve; parents, Lester & Ann Kaiser of ...

Doris Young

Doris Dooley Young, age 82 of Grayson, GA, passed away September 21, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Services LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Patricia Allen

Patricia "Pat" Allen, age 68 of Monroe, GA passed away September 20, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594

Jewel Blanton

Miss Jewel Blanton, age 91 of Atlanta, GA passed away on September 21, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Pamela Goodson

Pamela Jean Goodson, age 53 of Monroe, GA passed away September 20, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Ewell Greeson

Ewell Eugene "Gene" Greeson, age 74 of Dacula, Ga. passed away September 21, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

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Mandy Mcdaniel

Mandy McDaniel, age 31 of Auburn, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 4 PM Saturday, September 24, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Jose Ramsey, Jr.

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jose Ramsey, Jr., of Hudson FL and Pendergrass, GA who passed away on September 19, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467. Online ...

Kevin Sineath

Mr. Kevin Sineath, age 33 of Buford, GA passed away on September 22, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Robert Hill

Robert Alexander Hill, age 95 of Winder, GA passed away September 21, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Gloria Wimmer

Mrs. Gloria Janet Wimmer, 75, of Snellville, Georgia, daughter of Alva Ray and Jessie Tollison, entered into rest on September 8th, 2011 at Eastside Medical Center. Survivors include a daughter ...