News for Wednesday, September 28, 2011


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BISHER: Not even Cox could stop skidding team

Atlanta sputtering to the finish

Amanda Riley Foundation to host casino cruise at Stone Mountain

Event raises money for foundation honoring late Brookwood athlete

Prep Rally to feature football, county volleyball

TV show hosted by Daily Post's Todd Cline and Will Hammock

TD Club of Atlanta honors two more locals

Broncos' Tompkins, GAC's Cokely picked for awards

Lanier basketball to host yard sale fundraiser on Saturday

Event is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PREP ROUNDUP: Daniels leads Buford past Westminster

No. 3 Wolves open 6-AA tournament with victory

Moore says he was fined $7,500 by NFL for hit

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons safety William Moore says he was fined $7,500 by the NFL for a hit in last week's loss to Tampa Bay.There was some confusion when Moore said Wednesday he was fined for a helmet-to-helmet hit that did not draw a penalty.. Instead, coach

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Lawrence a game-changer for the No. 2 Spartans

Amazing defense, speed and power have GAC aiming for high goals

DALY: Now is the time to divide perennials

The right time to divide perennials is now.

Brazil police: 3 families suspected in 95 murders

Brazilian authorities are trying to extinguish a 60-year-old family feud they say has led to at least 95 murders.Police say they sent 130 lawmen into six rural communities in

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Lawyer: Jackson doc sought CPR machine

LOS ANGELES -- An attorney for the promoter of Michael Jackson's final concerts said Wednesday the singer's personal physician asked the company for life-saving equipment just days before the pop superstar's death.. Kathy Jorrie, who works for concert giant AEG Live, testified at the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr

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Gwinnett, Atlanta man tied to ink cartridge scam in 3 states

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Gwinnett man and his counterpart in Atlanta have been tied to a scam involving ink cartridges in three states that has cost big-box retailers hundreds of thousands of dollars, police said Wednesday.. Lawrenceville resident Cristian Dunca, 35, and Vladut Larion, 30, orchestrated a scheme that swapped

THOMAS: Blacks not as willing to follow Obama's marching orders

"Who's he talking about?" Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, asked puzzled, keeping the "g.". Some blacks have reason to complain. For decades they have given Democrats their votes, while receiving little in return, except government checks and a welfare system that has become as addictive as cocaine. In

LETTERS: Chamber salutes Gwinnett Tech Life Sciences Center

Chamber salutes Gwinnett Tech Life Sciences Center. On behalf of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and the business community at large, it is my pleasure to congratulate Gwinnett Technical College on the grand opening of its new Life Sciences Center on Wednesday. In just six short years, the Gwinnett community

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CEPEDA: The fluency challenge

CHICAGO — I grew up bilingual in a city where as many as 64 languages were spoken by the public schools' diverse student body. And like everyone else in our nation of immigrants, I've navigated language-barrier challenges such as difficulty communicating with new American co-workers and taking college courses taught

Falcons' Turner looking to regain 100-yard form

Back trying to bounce back from rough game against Bucs

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HAMMOCK: Tennis behind him, Medica taking on new challenge

Collins Hill grad tackles some of world's toughest races

Jacobs' status rising in Red Sox system

Parkview grad's all-star season launches him up the top prospect list

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Gladiators sign four more as camp approaches

New coach Wroblewski signs three forwards, one defenseman

Local funeral home receives national award

Gwinnett's Tom M. Wages Funeral Service recently received a national award for its pursuit of excellence.

Land squabble to be heard by Ga. Supreme Court

Land squabble near I-85 to be heard by Georgia's highest court.

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Lilburn 'dream home' for medically-fragile children still closed

LILBURN -- The "Monkey Room" is empty. The sandbox is not played in, the swimming pool already prepared for the winter. Stacks and stacks and stacks of Disney movies lie unwatched.. The Dream House for Medically Fragile Children is closed.. "It was always so busy," Lauri Wood, Dream House's

Cops: Deadly home invasion not random

Cops stress Saturday home investigation was not random, under active investigation.

Gwinnett Tech gets grant for health information technology

Gwinnett Tech and the Georgia Institute of Technology have been awarded a $1.65 million grant as part of a federal initiative to improve the health information technology sector.

Great Days of Service begins Friday

Gwinnett's Great Days of Service kicks off Sept. 30. There is still time to join a team.

Search narrows for Teacher of the Year

A selection committee has announced semifinalists for Gwinnett County Public Schools' teacher of the year.

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Officials dedicate life sciences center at Gwinnett Tech

Officials Wednesday morning held a building dedication ceremony for the new life sciences center at Gwinnett Technical College.

GAB: Buford-area leaders pitch in for MDA

At least 80 business and civic leaders plan to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association this week.

Norcross man booked in machete attack

Man arrested in connection with machete attack.

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Lowe pounded again, Braves routed by Phillies

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves are doing their best to give away what looked like a certain playoff berth just a few weeks ago.

THOMAS: Blacks not as willing to follow Obama's marching orders

You know President Obama thinks he is in trouble with his liberal base when he lapses into what used to be called “jive talk” before an audience of Congressional Black Caucus members. Dropping his “g’s”, the president admonished the group to “stop complainin’.”

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Petit Le Mans features wide variety of racing

The Road Atlanta race track becomes a melting pot this week, as it does every year when the Petit Le Mans comes to town.

Suwanee recognizes outstanding residents, employees

SUWANEE -- City leaders took the opportunity Tuesday evening to shine the spotlight on city businesses, residents and employees for their contributions to Suwanee.

PREP ROUNDUP: Bell's double lifts Mill Creek over Peachtree Ridge 7-6

HOSCHTON -- Mill Creek pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh to come away with a 7-6 win over Peachtree Ridge in Region 7-AAAAA action Tuesday.

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CLINE: Great Days promotes volunteer spirit

Renee Carter will be at the Hi-Hope Center in Lawrenceville on Friday. But it will be more than a short visit.

Wesleyan's Frazier commits to Wofford basketball

Wesleyan senior Jordan Frazier made a commitment Monday to the Wofford women's basketball program. She will join 2010 Wesleyan grad Logan Morris, who plays for the Southern Conference school.

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Postal workers rally in Gwinnett, across country

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Sharran Nelson wants to know a few things.

Grayson grad Strong out for season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt starting linebacker Tristan Strong, a Grayson grad, will miss the rest of the season after hurting his leg covering a punt in the Commodores' loss at then-No. 12 South Carolina.

Broncos' Carr commits to Valdosta State baseball

Brookwood senior Clint Carr has made a commitment to play baseball for Valdosta State. He is the son of Pete and Beth Carr.

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Lilburn 'dream home' for medically-fragile children still closed

LILBURN -- The "Monkey Room" is empty. The sandbox is not played in, the swimming pool already prepared for the winter. Stacks and stacks and stacks of Disney movies lie unwatched.

No. 12 Gators have chance to turn Tide in series

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida was essentially noncompetitive in its last two games against Alabama.

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Washington doing just enough for Tech

ATLANTA -- Four games into his first full season as Georgia Tech's starting quarterback, Tevin Washington wears a big smile.

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Duluth to break ground for new dog park

DULUTH -- The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department will have a groundbreaking for a new dog park named Chattapoochee in Rogers Bridge Park on Thursday at 6 p.m.

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Bulldogs' defense bolstered by two straight wins

ATHENS -- Georgia's defense has allowed only one touchdown in two straight wins, giving Mark Richt confidence the unit is better prepared than last year to face Mississippi State's physical running game.

Walmart to redevelop shopping center in Norcross

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Norcross shopping center will be redeveloped into Gwinnett's newest Walmart supercenter.

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Officials dedicate life sciences center at Gwinnett Tech

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Students, teachers and legislators showed up Wednesday morning to mark a milestone in the history of Gwinnett Technical College.

Victor Johnson

Victor Ernest Johnson, age 78, of Tucker, Ga., died September 26, 2011. Local arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chape. 770-564-2726.

Glen Martin

Glen Martin, age 51 of Snellville, GA passed away September 27, 2011. He is survived by his daughter, Jasmine Martin of Loganville; parents, Roger and Mary Martin of Snellville; sister ...

Irma Stover

Irma P. Stover, age 85 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away September 27, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

John Pierce

Mr. John C. Pierce, age 92 of Dacula, GA, Hog Mountain Community passed away on September 25, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

William Mcdaniel

Mr. William A. McDaniel, age 80 of Buford, GA passed away on September 27, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Ragan Kluttz

Mr. Ragan Paul Kluttz, age 36, passed away September 26, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966

Carmen Teal

Carmen C. Teal, age 82 of Winder, GA passed away September 26, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553