News for Saturday, September 3, 2011


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Horth powers Silverbacks to 2-0 win

The Atlanta Silverbacks topped the second-place Puerto Rico Islanders 2-0 on Saturday night at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.

LARSON: Love of labor yields labor of love

Celebrating Labor Day with workers who love their jobs.

Suwanee annual report honored by national association

The city of Suwanee's annual report was recently recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association.

Treetop course holds ribbon cutting

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center Foundation and Treetop Quest invite the public to attend a ribbon cutting event for the new adventure course.

GWINNETT GAB: Parks and rec staff honored

The Georgia Recreation and Park Association presented two Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation staff members certificates for completing the George Harris Executive Management Institute.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Student's art to be displayed in 50 states

The artwork of Duncan Creek Elementary School student Brent Crader was recently selected from more than 4,700 other submissions nationwide represent the state of Georgia in the VSA and CVS Caremark All Kids can CREATE exhibition.

GEMA, Barrow officials stress preparedness in tumultuous times

Barrow officials and GEMA urge emergency preparedness in seasons of uncertainty.

JENKINS: Excessive homework is holding our family hostage

The amount of homework doled out by teachers these days is stunting our family life.

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Bolen -- Beveridge

Rachel Nicole Bolen and Jonathan Curtis Beveridge were married Feb. 19 at the Gabrella Manor in Brimingham, Ala. Minister Rick Swing officiated the ceremony.

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Ware -- Selby

Kimberly Melissa Ware and Joseph Eugene Selby were married June 23 at Walnut Grove Baptist Church.

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50th anniversary

50th anniversary. Jimmy and Diane Greason of Dacula recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 30, 1961, in Norcross. They both work as custodians for the Gwinnett County School system. They have 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren

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Teen constructs sitting area for Children's Healthcare

Doug Mohme, 17, constructed a sitting area for his final Eagle Scout Project at Children's Healthcare on Satellite Boulevard.

Winder water main financed by environmental loan

Winder project approved for funding by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

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Stadium naming rights reaping rewards for Coolray

Two years into its naming rights sponsorship of the Gwinnett Braves' stadium, Coolray president Ken Haines couldn't be happier.

Residents tapped to help build Gwinnett budget

Citizens team to begin reviewing county budget proposals.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Williams announces 2012 House run

While much of the focus last week has been on the November's city elections taking shape, a local businessman announced a 2012 campaign for a newly redrawn House seat.. Mark Williams, who has been involved in the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District for years, said he last week will seek

Road closures, 9/4 to 9/10

Road closures for 9/4 through 9/11

35,000 worldwide convicted of terror

At least 35,000 people worldwide have been convicted as terrorists in the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. But while some bombed hotels or blew up buses, others were put behind bars for waving a political sign or blogging about a protest.. In the first tally

Schools to hold Patriot Day celebrations this week

Many Gwinnett County schools have marked the calendar this week to honor the lives lost 10 years ago on Sept. 11.

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iPod helps disabled Lilburn man communicate

An iPod Touch is opening up a new world for Brian Moody, a 45-year-old with Down Syndrome whose ability to communicate has improved with the device used at the Hi Hope Center.

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Duluth Ice Forum holds skate competition this weekend

The 2011 Peach Open and Peach Classic competitions invaded the Duluth Ice Forum this weekend.

Schwartzel, Scott, Watson share Boston lead

NORTON, Mass. (AP) Masters champion Charl Schwartzel turned anger into a string of birdies for a 5-under 66 on Saturday that put him in a three-way tie for the lead with Adam Scott and Bubba Watson in the Deutsche Bank Championship.Watson, who finally put some attention back on

Brad Keselowski has a leg up as Chase approaches

HAMPTON -- Brad Keselowski knows these things can't be explained. For some reason, his car just seems faster than any other machine on the track. Every move he makes is the right one, even though he's been driving with a sore left ankle.. This much he does know: When you

Williams wins a wild one at US Open

NEW YORK -- What started out as a breeze turned into something much more difficult for Serena Williams on Saturday.. Williams won her third-round match, 6-1, 7-6 (5) over fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka, but not before losing her first four match points and getting pushed to the limit in

Kahne wins pole

ATLANTA -- Kasey Kahne will start from the pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway on tonight, one spot ahead of Clint Bowyer, as two longshots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will have another shot at a much-needed win.. Kahne, who called Atlanta Motor Speedway his favorite track

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Roswell feeling stung by Gwinnett

Roswell is probably looking forward to playing an opponent from any place but Gwinnett County.. Friday's 31-2 loss to Peachtree Ridge at Ray Manus Stadium was the third straight to a Gwinnett team dating back to when the Hornets were eliminated by Collins Hill in the second round of last

Horth Powers Silverbacks To 2-0 Win

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Silverbacks topped the second-place Puerto Rico Islanders 2-0 on Saturday night at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.

Winder-Barrow Falls To Flowery Branch

WINDER -- Jeremy Haley rushed for three touchdowns and Kanier Coker passed for three more as Flowery Branch exploded for 30 first-half points and cruised to a 64-7 victory over Winder-Barrow at W. Clair Harris Stadium in Winder Friday night.

Good News From Schools: Student's Art To Be Displayed In 50 States

HOSCHTON -- The artwork of Duncan Creek Elementary School student Brent Crader was recently selected from more than 4,700 other submissions nationwide to represent the state of Georgia in the VSA and CVS Caremark All Kids can CREATE exhibition.

Hebron loses on the road 46-21

Hebron Christian hung tough early with South Carolina Christian School powerhouse Southside Christian but the Sabres broke open the game in the second quarter en route to a 46-21 victory over the Lions Friday night.

Georgia State opens second season with 41-7 victory

ATLANTA -- Nathaniel Minor, a freshman walk-on from Brookwood, got plenty of action as Georgia State opened its second football season Friday night at the Georgia Dome. So did Scott McQueen, a red-shirt sophomore from North Gwinnett.. Minor is the holder and McQueen the snapper. They got in

Dream top Mystics, close in on playoff spot

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Dream may have found the key to getting back to the WNBA finals.. Armintie Price scored 19 points, Angel McCoughtry added 16 and fill-in center Alison Bales had a career-high 15 for the Dream in a 95-73 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday

Central rolls past Chapel Hill

Perhaps it was the long bus ride, maybe it was the heat, but whatever ailed Central Gwinnett in the first quarter quickly faded away in an offensive onslaught that saw the Black Knights route Chapel Hill 41-18 Friday night.

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Berkmar defeats rival Meadowcreek

With Rashad Hall scoring two touchdowns after two Meadowcreek mistakes in the game's opening minutes, and quarterback Deion Perry running for two TDs and passing for another, Berkmar defeated Meadowcreek 31-8 Friday night at Meadowcreek Community Stadium.

Mill Creek blasts Alpharetta 42-7

After Mill Creek allowed Dacula to battle back from a big lead in its opener last week, head coach Shannon Jarvis was hoping his defense would be more effective Friday night against Alpharetta. It was.

Lanier gets season-opening win

BUFORD -- Playing just its second varsity football opponent in program history, Lanier picked up its first varsity win by defeating Hapeville Charter 23-7 in front of a very excited home crowd Friday night.

Duluth routs Northview behind Stewart

Duluth quarterback Anfornee Stewart threw for five touchdown passes and wide receiver Myles Campbell scored three times in a 55-21 thumping of Northview.

Joseph Childrey

Joseph Childrey, age 64 of Snellville, GA, passed away August 27, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Services LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Phyllis Brown

Phyllis Brown, age 59, of Winder, Georgia died September 1, 2011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of Arrangements. 770/867-1361.

Rhonda Victoria Rice

Rhonda Victoria "Vickie" Rice, age 60, of Gainesville passed away on September 1, 2011 at her residence. Arrangements are pending by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 770-967-5555. ...

Mary Mecone

Mary Glennis Mecone, age 69 of Loganville, GA, died Friday, September 2, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544.

Lawrence Bennett

Mr. Lawrence Bennett, age 78 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966

Florin Parfene

Mr. Florin Parfene, age 70 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, September 2, 2011. Service and Arrangements by will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Kay Damato

Kay G. Damato, age 63, of Duluth, GA died September 1, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Jeff Bailey

Jeff Bailey, age 55 of Winder, GA passed away September 2, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553