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Falcons honor Palmer for community service

Parkview grad's also earns nomination for club's man of the year

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Getting to Know ... Kent Doehrman

A chat with Brookwood softball assistant coach Kent Doehrman

Brookwood baseball to host golf tourney Oct. 10

Spots still available in fundraiser

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One final loss, an epic collapse by the Braves

ATLANTA -- Nearly an hour after one more loss in a historic collapse, Freddie Freeman walked through the Braves clubhouse still wearing his No. 5 uniform, as if he couldn't believe he'd be taking it off for the final time this year.. Indeed, the season is over.. It's going to

Not many ACC coaches calling the shots on offense

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Georgia Tech has the most productive offense in the Atlantic Coast Conference and yet coach Paul Johnson is in a distinct minority when it comes to play calling.. Not because the 21st-ranked Yellow Jackets are one of the few teams in the country running the triple

Falcons' offensive line under fire to protect Ryan

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta Falcons center Todd McClure hopes he doesn't have to offer another apology to quarterback Matt Ryan.. After Ryan was harassed repeatedly in last week's 16-13 loss at Tampa Bay, McClure wanted him to know that the offensive line appreciates his toughness in the pocket.. Ryan has

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Keselowski has come a long way since Hamlin feud

Driver returns to Dover as a bona fide contender in the Chase

PREP ROUNDUP: Wyngaert Ks 12 in Archer's win at Region 8 tourney

A look at Thursday's prep roundup action.

With eye on clock, NBA owners, players seek deal

NEW YORK -- They don't have a deal yet, and they are just about out of time.. After some two years of on-and-off negotiations, that's about all NBA players and owners agree on. The gaps in their financial proposals have been so great that they sometimes decide it's

MCCULLOUGH: Remembering the '91 Braves

The Braves' collapse at the end of the regular season was one for the history books, and missing out on the playoffs was a disappointment. The team's near-annual run at the postseason has become ho-hum to a lot of people who got spoiled by

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ROBINSON: Nothing but dogs in this hunt

Nothing but dogs in this 2012 hunt. Here's my question for the Republican Party: How's that Rick Perry stuff workin' out for ya? You'll recall that Sarah Palin asked a similar question last year about President Obama's "hopey-changey stuff." Indeed, hopey-changey has been through a bad patch

HUCKABY: Fall a good time for a little 'sole-searching'

Pitch in for the "Lose Your Sole" drive. You'll be glad you did.

Woman charged in death of toddler at Snellville park

The woman who backed over a toddler in a Gwinnett County park has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular homicide.

More bad news for bank customers: Debit card fees

NEW YORK (AP) Is a monthly debit card fee becoming the norm?Bank of America said Thursday that it will start charging a $5 monthly fee when customers make debit card purchases. The fee will be rolled out starting early next year.. Paying to use a debit card was unheard

Mass. cat with 2 faces lives 12 years, sets record

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) Frank and Louie the cat was born with two faces, two mouths, two noses, three eyes and lots of doubts about his future.Now, 12 years after Marty Stevens rescued him from being euthanized because of his condition, the exotic blue-eyed rag doll cat is not

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Economy gaining but not enough to cut unemployment

AP Economics Writers. WASHINGTON -- The economy is showing signs of modest improvement -- not enough to reduce high unemployment but enough to ease fears that another recession might be near.. Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, though some of that was due to technical factors. And the

Library board cuts hours, spars over plans

Library board members agreed Thursday to cut operational hours for all 15 branches, but clashed over a projected decline in revenue.

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Duluth breaks ground for new dog park

Duluth breaks ground for new Chattapoochee Dog Park Thursday afternoon.

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Gwinnett DOT director retires

Gwinnett's transportation director retires.

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Cops: Third strike no charm for Waffle House flasher

SUWANEE -- Police arrested a Suwanee man this week with an apparent penchant for exposing himself in Waffle House dining rooms and other public places.. Employees at a 545 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. restaurant provided Suwanee police with the tag number of Tracy Brown, 37, which police used to arrest him

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Broncos try to keep offense rolling against South

Brookwood put together its best game of the season in last week's win over Central Gwinnett. Now the Broncos will try to make it two weeks in a row as they host Snellville rival South Gwinnett.

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Brookwood RBs Tompkins, Cole have long-lasting friendship

Brookwood running backs Nick Tompkins and Jamaal Cole have known each other since they were 6 and 7 years old playing on the same GFL team.

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Elisha Winn House provides historical perspective on Gwinnett

DACULA -- Built on a quiet site in 1812, the Elisha Winn House withstands the test of time on busy Dacula Road.. Historically significant to the founding of Gwinnett County, the house and property are preserved by the Gwinnett Historical Society and the funds raised by the annual Elisha Winn

Brooks back at meeting as Evermore CID executive director

JIm Brooks participated in his first meeting back as the Evermore CID's executive director Thursday.

Radio Disney brings the 'N.B.T.'

Zack Montana and Ladina Spence from Radio Disney's "N.B.T." are performing a concert at the Mall of Georgia Saturday afternoon.

Ga. primary to be March 6

ATLANTA -- Secretary of State Brian Kemp will announce that Georgia will hold its presidential primary on Super Tuesday, officials at the state Capitol have told The Associated Press.. The two people who are familiar with the decision said Kemp informed the state's top elected officials on Wednesday that he

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Annual Victims' Voice Award honors tragedy survivor

Annual Victims Voice Award honors tragedy survivor.

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Norcross Arts Festival, schools, volunteers team up for a cause

NORCROSS -- Summerour Middle School art teacher Deanna Harrington knows a thing or two about creativity. So do her Art Club students, thanks in part to a program called Chairs for Charity.. Not only are Harrington and her students artistically creative, but they have also found a creative way to

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BREAKDOWN: Pace Academy at Wesleyan

A look at Friday's Wesleyan vs. Pace Academy football game

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BREAKDOWN: Berkmar at Parkview

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

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BREAKDOWN: Hebron Christian at Baconton Charter

A look at Friday's Hebron vs. Baconton Charter football game

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Grayson, Shiloh both have something to shoot for

A look at Friday's Grayson vs. Shiloh football game

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BREAKDOWN: Madison Co. at Apalachee

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

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BREAKDOWN: Winder-Barrow at Habersham Central

A look at Friday's Winder-Barrow vs. Habersham Central football game

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BREAKDOWN: Decatur at Buford

A look at Friday's Buford-Decatur football game

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Central trying to mend defense

Central goes on the road Friday to Dacula to face a Falcons squad that is tied for first in the Region 8-AAAAA standings.

Suwanee's third annual Festa della Pasta dishes out Italian food and live entertainment

On Friday night, Ippolito is serving up dinner for the annual Festa della Pasta in Old Town Suwanee.

MOVIE TRIVIA

Michael Clark's weekly Movie Trivia Contest.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Ben-Hur'

Michael Clark takes a look at the "Ben-Hur" 50th Anniversary DVD.

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MOVIE REVIEW: '50/50' offers a different angle to dealing with cancer

Michael Clark reviews Seth Rogen's new flick "50/50."

Celebrate Service Music Festival in Suwanee has dual purpose on Saturday

On Saturday, Amigos for Christ, a local charity based out of Buford, present The Celebrate Service Music Festival at Suwanee Town Center Park from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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THE DISH: After The Game

After The Game is a new restaurant in Grayons located on Moon Road.

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Dacula's Elisha Winn Fair to feature all things 1800s

The Elisha Winn Fair offers traditional festival fare as well as tours of the home and Civil War re-enactments Oct. 1 and 2 in Dacula.

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Rock'n Rib Fest in downtown Lawrenceville adds second music stage

The Rock'n Rib Fest combines Georgia Gwinnett College with rock 'n' roll and a variety of barbecued meat for a day full of fun on Saturday.

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Seth Rogen and Will Reiser tackle cancer together

Exclusive interview with Seth Rogen and Will Reiser about their new film "50/50."

ART BEAT: Visual artist Adrian Green creates murals to inspire viewers

Visual artist and DeKalb County Fire and Rescue professional, Adrian Green began creating murals in a variety of public buildings in 1995.

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Norcross to host art festival Saturday and Sunday

Historic Norcross hosts annual Art Fest Oct. 1 and 2.

MOVIE REVIEWS: Film Fans say 'Moneyball' hits a dinger

Local Film Fans review "Moneyball."

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Machine Gun Preacher' might be a bit too preachy

Michael Clark reviews director Marc Forster's "Machine Gun Preacher."

NOW SHOWING: Recently reviewed films now playing in area theaters

Killer Elite (R) The casting of three big stars (Robert De Niro, Jason Statham, Clive Owen) couldn't prevent this action shoot-em-up from tanking at the box-office on opening weekend and for good reason. The only OK thriller quickly turns into just another generic yawner. 2 stars

By Venue

37 Main. 37 E. Main St., Buford. 678-288-2030. www.37main.com Today: Dr. Feelgood. Saturday: Slippery When Wet. Oct. 7: The Breakfast Club. Oct. 14: Departure40 Watt Club. 285 W. Washington St., Athens. 706-549-7871. www.40watt.com Today: Lera Lynn, Shovels & Rope and Ruby KendrickAaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood. 2002

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: We all define “fun” differently

GDP blogger Carole Townsend says everyone defines “fun” differently

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: For 20 years, Rainbow Village helping families in need

For 20 years Rainbow Village has been assisting homeless families with children in our community to break the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence.

MCCULLOUGH: Remembering the '91 Braves

The Braves' collapse at the end of the regular season was one for the history books, and missing out on the playoffs was a disappointment. The team's near-annual run at the postseason has become ho-hum to a lot of people who got spoiled by years of division and league titles and World Series appearances. But even being able to contend beats the way it used to be in the '70s and '80s. Still, it made me long for 1991.

MOVIE REVIEWS: Film Fans say 'Moneyball' hits a dinger

EDITOR'S NOTE: Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "Moneyball." Want to be a film fan? Email features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Falcons' offensive line under fire to protect Ryan

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta Falcons center Todd McClure hopes he doesn't have to offer another apology to quarterback Matt Ryan.

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Braves complete colossal collapse, lose to Phils

ATLANTA — Dan Uggla crawled on his knees near second base. Freddie Freeman buckled over down the right-field line, burying his head in his hands.

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Gladiators sign four more as camp approaches

The Gwinnett Gladiators announced the signing of four players Wednesday, less than 48 hours before training camp officially gets under way.

BISHER: Not even Cox could stop skidding team

Just as I stepped in the elevator, a man in a rose-colored sports shirt rushed in behind me. It was late in the game and the Braves were on the short end of a 7-0 score with the Phillies.

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: For 20 years, Rainbow Village helping families in need

For 20 years Rainbow Village has been assisting homeless families with children in our community to break the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. More than 200 families of over 700 men, women, children and youth have returned to lives of self-sufficiency with great promise for better tomorrows. The success of Rainbow Village truly stems from the “village” approach. Families are nurtured every step of the way with a community-based program made up of caring staff and volunteers that provide love, support, and encouragement. The “village” model engages more than 800 volunteers annually, along with countless community partners. Rainbow Village families take initiative and are held accountable for working their self-sufficiency plan to overcome the barriers which led them to homelessness. Children and youth have an opportunity to view the world through a different lens and see hope and promise where once there was only hopelessness and fear. They will break the cycles for many generations to come.

Falcons' Turner looking to regain 100-yard form

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons, who usually stress their running game, all but gave up on Michael Turner in the second half of last week's loss at Tampa Bay.

Jacobs' status rising in Red Sox system

It's easy to calculate how far Brandon Jacobs has progressed as a major league prospect in the past year.

Kramer hearing bumped to mid-October

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A hearing scheduled this week for Dragon Con founder and Gwinnett child molestation suspect Ed Kramer has been bumped to next month, officials in Connecticut said.

PREP ROUNDUP: Wyngaert Ks 12 in Archer's win at Region 8 tourney

SNELLVILLE -- Archer got a complete-game win from Madison Wyngaert as the Tigers defeated South Gwinnett 7-2 in the Region 8-AAAAA tournament.

Radio Disney brings the 'N.B.T.'

BUFORD -- Radio Disney is bringing the "N.B.T." or "Next Big Thing" Concert Tour to the Mall of Georgia Saturday afternoon. N.B.T. spotlights young recording artists and helps display their talents to the public.

PREP ROUNDUP: Daniels leads Buford past Westminster

ROSWELL -- Tessa Daniels threw her 11th complete game and fifth shutout of the season as the No. 3 state-ranked Wolves (23-8) started out the Region 6-AA tournament with a win over the Wildcats on Wednesday at Blessed Trinity.

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HAMMOCK: Tennis behind him, Medica taking on new challenge

The atmosphere surrounding it changes somewhat from venue to venue. The tennis court itself does not.

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Lawrence a game-changer for the No. 2 Spartans

A sure hit, sent sizzling toward the gap at shortstop.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Ben-Hur'

Ben-Hur 50th Anniversary Blu-ray (G)

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Machine Gun Preacher' might be a bit too preachy

MACHINE GUN PREACHER

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Annual Victims' Voice Award honors tragedy survivor

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Edward Rowell knows the huge, sudden pain of having loved ones ripped from his life by crime.

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Braves complete colossal collapse, lose to Phils

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel gave up the tying run in the ninth, and Hunter Pence's two-out, run-scoring single in the 13th gave the Phillies a 4-3 win that ended Atlanta's season Wednesday night without a trip to the playoffs that looked like a certainty just a few weeks ago.

Amanda Caldwell

Amanda Brooke Caldwell, age 30 of Duluth, GA, died Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Amanda is survived by her Mother and Step-Father, Donita K. and Ken Smith of Cartersville, GA ...

John Carlton

John W. Carlton, age 62, of Tucker, Ga., died September 28, 2011. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chape. 770-564-2726.

William Mcdaniel

Mr. William "Bill" McDaniel, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. He is survived by his sisters, Johnnie Lynn, Buford, GA and Jessie Echols, Cumming ...

Ted Stewart

Ted Alva Stewart, 65, of Buckhead, GA passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Stewart; sons, Michael and Scot Stewart; daughter, Margaret Mason; and ...

Norma Rutledge

Norma Ford Rutledge, age 74 of Lilburn, GA, passed away September 28, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Services LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Betty Bencomo

Betty Beatriz Bencomo, age 44, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died September 28, 2011. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chape. 770-564-2726.

Myrtle Lyle

Mrs. Myrtle Lyle, age 92, of Winder, GA died September 27, 2011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of Arrangements. 770/867-1361.