News for Monday, September 5, 2011

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'Living honorarium' among 9/11 events

The unveiling of Duluth's 'living honorarium" highlights a number of upcoming events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks.

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Gwinnett residents win medals at the Special Olympics

Six participants from Snellville's Parkwood Farms Therapy Center competed in the Special Olympics 2011 Horse Games in Perry, Ga. While representing Gwinnett County, they walked away with awards.

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Olive Garden serves meal to firefighters, families

There are many people who have to work on Labor Day. Check out their side of the story.

Norcross man missing in flooded creek

Man swept away in a flooded Norcross creek.

Cooler weather and less rain in the forecast

Weather update for the next few days.

Yellow Daisy Festival is back in Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain hosts the 43rd Annual Yellow Daisy Festival, an arts and craft festival.

Locals Jacobs, Hawkins have all-star seasons in minors

The odds are strongly against Gwinnett County ever again producing major leaguers like perennial all-star Brian McCann and Jeff Francoeur from the same high school graduating year. Brandon Jacobs and Chris Hawkins, a year apart in school, may eventually make their own big league names for themselves, though.

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G-Braves rained out in meaningless game after Lehigh Valley clinches wild card

Just as the staff at Coolray Field pulled the tarp off to begin preparations for the Gwinnett Braves' final regular season game, Lehigh Valley, 942 miles away, began to pull away from Syracuse. The IronPigs eventual 4-1 rain-shortened win, put an end to the slim playoff chances the G-Braves held entering Monday's daytime finale.

Walk-on Sulek of Dacula gets his chance for UGA

ATLANTA -- Even the most fanatical of Georgia fans probably had never heard Jeremy Sulek's name until Saturday night at the Georgia Dome. But when Alec Ogletree broke his right foot, the walk-on linebacker from Dacula was suddenly forced into action against Boise State.

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UGA's Robinson refocuses on Gamecocks

Bone weary, Christian Robinson was one of the last players to emerge from the locker room at the Georgia Dome after Saturday night turned to early Sunday morning. The Georgia linebacker from Greater Atlanta Christian's disappointment was obvious.

McHugh's breakout year earns trip to Arizona

Collin McHugh's seven-game winning streak to end the regular season paid off with more than just a chance to pitch in the Eastern League playoffs with Binghamton. The Providence Christian graduate was rewarded for his breakthrough year with an invitation to the Arizona Fall League.

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Tornado watch extended until 11 p.m.

Ga. to get rain, high winds as Lee moves through

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Rain postpones NASCAR Atlanta race until Tuesday

With the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee bearing down on Georgia, NASCAR postponed its race at Atlanta Motor Speedway until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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Rain postpones NASCAR Atlanta race until Tuesday

With the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee bearing down on Georgia, NASCAR postponed its race at Atlanta Motor Speedway until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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A weakened Lee still poses flood threat in South

While Lee's winds have lost some of their punch, forecasters warn that its slow-moving rain clouds pose a worse flooding threat to inland areas with hills or mountains in the coming days.

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G-Braves Rained Out In Meaningless Game After Lehigh Valley Clinches Wild Card

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Just as the staff at Coolray Field pulled the tarp off to begin preparations for the Gwinnett Braves' final regular season game, Lehigh Valley, 942 miles away, began to pull away from Syracuse.

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