News for Sunday, September 25, 2011

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THE BLITZ: Where teams stand at the halfway point of the season

Brandon Brigman takes a look at where teams stand at the halfway point of the season.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Local congressman tried to stop execution

One of Gwinnett's congressman got involved last week in the protest of the execution of Troy Davis.

O'REILLY: Who's your sugar daddy, America?

For millions of folks, the federal government is now their sugar daddy. According to The Wall Street Journal, 47 percent of people in this country, both citizens and non-citizens, are receiving one or more federal benefits payments. That is the highest entitlement percentage in U.S. history.

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Defense steps up in second half for Parkview

Just how much did momentum switch locker rooms at halftime of Parkview's 20-7 win over South Gwinnett on Friday night at Richard Snell Stadium?

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Spartans win first county volleyball crown

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PREP ROUNDUP: Broncos win trio of games in own invitational

SNELLVILLE -- Brookwood picked up three wins in the Brookwood Invitational, blanking defending Class AAAA champion Jones County 8-0, defeating Veterans 5-3 and rolling past East Coweta 12-5 this weekend.

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Redmond called back to national team

Todd Redmond is the Gwinnett Braves' all-time leader in wins and strikeouts. But the right-hander has actually done his best pitching the past few years for Team USA.

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Danny Hughes

Mr. Danny L. Hughes, age 64 of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Johnny Marsingill

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Johnny Micah Todd Marsingill, infant, who passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467. Online Condolences at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

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Robert Fowler

Mr. Robert E. "Bobby" Fowler, age 79, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, September 23, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewie and Bessie Roberts ...

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Howard Philip Anthony Depass

January 26, 1962 - September 26, 2009 You never said "I'm leaving" You never said "Goodbye" You were gone before we knew it And only GOD knows why A million times ...

Kevin Sineath

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

Margaret Snyder

Margaret I. Snyder, age 93 of Auburn, GA died Friday, September 23, 2011. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Bonnie Rooks Brown

Bonnie Rooks Brown, age 96 of Dacula, passed away Saturday September 24, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 3:30 PM, Monday, September 26, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Jurell Dunagan

Jurell Thurmond Dunagan, age 94 of Statham, GA passed away September 24, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Steve Turner

Steve Dwayne Turner, age 52 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Juanita Warschitzky

Juanita Averett Hale Warschitzky went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday the 18th of September. She just had celebrated her 88th birthday. Her body was ...

Mark Hughes

Mark Edward Hughes, age 57 of Gainesville, GA passed away September 23, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

David Latham

Mr. David Clarence Latham, age 68 of Auburn, GA, passed away September 22, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

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