News for Friday, September 9, 2011


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Norcross routs Roswell

NORCROSS -- Norcross remains undefeated after facing the Roswell Hornets on Friday night. Roswell didn't go down without a fight, but it just had no answer for the solid Norcross team.. The Blue Devils had a total of 196 yards passing, 221 yards rushing and three sacks for a total

Rams defeat feisty Archer

LAWRENCEVILLE -- While Grayson and Archer are separated by just seven miles in eastern Gwinnett, the gap is getting a little closer on the football field.. Grayson did eventually put away Archer 34-7 in the Region 8-AAAAA opener for both teams, but the Rams didn't roll over their closest

Meadowcreek falls to Wheeler

LILBURN -- The Meadowcreek Mustangs celebrated their 25th anniversary Friday with an on-field celebration and presentation of the homecoming court.. However, that was the only thing that went as planned for the Mustangs on their home turf as Wheeler (1-2) skunked Meadowcreek (0-3) 26-0 to notch their first win

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Shiloh stuns rival South

SNELLVILLE -- For the first time in years, Shiloh has a game breaker -- and his name is Donald Clark.. Down 13-0 just before halftime, and trailing 19-7 in the third period, Clark made three plays that changed the game's outcome and Shiloh shocked host South Gwinnett 28-19 Friday at

Peachtree Ridge tops Newnan

SUWANEE -- Diandre Atwater had 140 yards rushing and three touchdowns, but when it came down to it, defense was the story for Peachtree Ridge as it held on to defeat Newnan, 28-16.. Up 14-10, the Lions (2-1) turned the ball over inside their own 5-yard line in the

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Hebron gets tough loss in first home game

DACULA -- Athens Christian used a punishing rushing attack and broke open the game in the second half as the Golden Eagles defeated Hebron Christian 34-8 Friday night. The game was the first one played on the Dacula private school's campus football stadium.. "I looked up at the clock in

Mountain View tops Lanier for first win

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Mountain View picked up its first win of the season behind a very strong rushing attack and a resilient defense Friday night. After weathering a solid offensive attack from Lanier in the first half, the Bears pulled away in the second half for a 34-17 victory.. "We needed

Apalachee falls to Flowery Branch

BETHLEHEM -- In an important Region 8-AAAA for both teams, Kanler Coker ran for three touchdowns and passed for another as fourth-ranked Flowery Branch defeated Apalachee 42-20 Friday night in Bethlehem.. The Falcons (2-0, 2-0 8-AAAA) entered R. Harold Harrison Stadium averaging 60 points a game in

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YARBROUGH: If you are feeling helpless, then re-elect nobody

The bumper sticker has it right -- elect no one.

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Falcons defense swarms to 20-6 win over Brookwood

DACULA -- Dacula's Jared Zito wasn't too happy with the way his defense played in the first two games of the season.. The first-year Falcons head coach couldn't stop raving about the unit on Friday.. Dacula's defense held defending state champion Brookwood to 125 yards of offense on its

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Central pulls away for 49-6 rout of Patriots

LILBURN -- Once Central Gwinnett got out of its own way, Berkmar couldn't do much to stop the Black Knights.. On offense or defense.. Central's first two drives Friday night ended in turnovers, first a fumble on the opening drive and the second an interception on a drive that began

Mill Creek blanks Cherokee 28-0

HOSCHTON -- Only in its eighth season, Mill Creek's football team is still chalking up firsts. Another one came Friday night.. The Hawks started a season 3-0 for the first time in school history with a 28-0 win over Cherokee, continuing to build on a breakthrough 2010 season that saw

Big plays lead unbeaten GAC to 48-14 victory

NORCROSS -- Greater Atlanta Christian players no longer have to stifle the urge to look ahead to the Spartans' game at the Georgia Dome against Westminster.. GAC, ranked No. 3 in Class AA in the Associated Press poll, has taken care of business and will go into next Saturday's 5

First-half mistakes plague Collins Hill again in 31-17 loss

CLARKSTON -- Making as many mistakes as Collins Hill made in its game Friday night is never easy to overcome.. But against the No. 10-ranked team in the state, those mistakes become a recipe for disaster.. Such was the case in the Eagles' 31-14 loss to M. L. King

Reutimann wins pole for last race before Chase

RICHMOND, Va. -- David Reutimann picked a heck of a race to win his fourth career NASCAR Sprint Cup pole.. Reutimann turned a lap at 127.383 mph Friday night, claiming the top starting spot in the race that will begin with more than a dozen drivers trying to secure one

Stewart, Earnhardt seem stressed

RICHMOND, Va. -- When Michael McDowell pulled in front of Tony Stewart during Friday's practice session at Richmond International Raceway, it ruined Stewart's mock qualifying run, maybe his mood, too.. The two-time NASCAR champion, who finished the practice session 30th on the speed chart, had words with McDowell before

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Nadal beats Roddick, sets up semifinal clash with Murray

NEW YORK -- Andy Roddick's legs felt fatigued.. The crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium was hushed.. And defending champion Rafael Nadal was at his court-covering, groundstroke-whipping, serve-stopping best.. Hardly a good combination for the last American man in the U.S. Open.. Overwhelming Roddick right from the start

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Auburn aiming for national credibility

AUBURN, Ala. -- Mississippi State and Auburn both would love to gain some national and Southeastern Conference credibility this weekend.. The 16th-ranked Bulldogs have climbed up the rankings but are still only 2-8 against SEC Western Division opponents under coach Dan Mullen entering today's game. The Tigers fell out

A lot riding on game for Georgia, South Carolina

ATHENS -- Mark Richt needs a win in the worst way. Steve Spurrier is in no mood to help a rival coach. No. 12 South Carolina (1-0) has its sights on a second straight trip to the Southeastern Conference championship game, and Spurrier's Gamecocks can take a giant step toward that goal with a win today over Richt's Georgia Bulldogs -- even though it's only the second week of the season.

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Georgia Tech sees threat in trip to Middle Tennessee State

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson hopes his Yellow Jackets won't be headed into a hornets' nest at Middle Tennessee State today.. The Sun Belt's Middle Tennessee narrowly missed pulling off a season-opening upset in a 27-24 loss at Purdue, and the Blue Raiders have been very

Davis finds new football home at West Liberty

An update on former Gwinnett standouts now at the college level

Pastors prepare hopeful message for 9/11 anniversary

The anniversary of 9/11 has churches preparing to speak to people's souls.

FEMA agrees to pay for Berkeley Lake dam repairs

FEMA has agreed to pay much of the costs to repair the Berkeley Lake Dam.

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Oakland Meadow students show patriotism

Oakland Meadow student Rachael Piatte watched as military personnel raised the American Flag Friday afternoon. The 18-year-old donned a Lady Liberty hat as she beamed with happiness. While she couldn't express her feelings with words, her smile seemed to say it all.

Trial set in bitten child case

Trial set in case of child found bitten by dog, humans.

Lilburn man charged in bloody beating of father

A Lilburn man is facing felony charges after police say he violently beat his father with a wooden doll.

Warrant issued for foul-mouthed parent

Parent wanted by school police in foul-mouthed tirade.

GGC remembers 9/11 with Sunday ceremony

In remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Georgia Gwinnett College is holding a memorial flag ceremony Sunday morning.

Monthly trash fee goes up for Gwinnett

A levy for solid waste pick up will go up in its second year at the county.

Loganville officials: Parking on some streets a danger

Loganville officials: Parking on some streets a danger. LOGANVILLE -- City council members voted Thursday to make it illegal to park along the east side of Main Street from U.S. Highway 78 to Ga. Highway 20. Following this action, the Georgia DOT will paint the appropriate indicators and erect signs

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Obama Asks $450b To Lift Economy

WASHINGTON -- Confronting an economy in peril, President Barack Obama unveiled a larger-than-expected $450 billion plan Thursday night to boost jobs and put cash in the pockets of dispirited Americans, urging Republican skeptics to embrace an approach heavy on the tax cuts they traditionally love. With millions of voters watching and skeptical of Washington, Obama repeatedly challenged Congress to act swiftly.

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Bisher: I Gave Up Early Predictions Long Ago

Well, let's see. A long time ago I gave up rating football teams before the first punt had been sent aloft. And I was once pretty good at it, so I was told -- until I started inviting the customers to join in my game.

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Police: Injured Wrestler Not Hit By Car

LAWRENCEVILLE — Police now believe that the Peachtree Ridge wrestler fighting for his life over the weekend was not struck by a hit-and-run driver as originally reported, but may have fallen from a moving car while intoxicated.

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Buford Man Reflects On Helping 9/11 Victims

BUFORD -- America watched with horror as the broadcast images of terrorist strikes in Lower Manhattan claimed the lives of many 10 years ago.

Huckaby: Take Time To Remember Those Who Sacrificed

With the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our nation’s very fabric approaching I became curious as to what, exactly, I had written in my first column after the attacks. I have had a couple of computers crash since that time, and I’m not real good at backing up my work, so I made a rare visit to the newspaper office to take a look at my column.

John Coursey

John Paul Coursey, age 73 of Buford, GA died Sunday, September 4, 2011 after a brief illness. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924,

Frances Ward

Mrs. Frances Erline Ward, age 83 of Jefferson, GA, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966

Elizabeth Jackson

Elizabeth Ann Jackson, age 70 of Auburn, GA passed away September 7, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Arielle Nina Maria Lewis

Mom-always in my thoughts, forever in my heart. Arielle Nina Maria Lewis 05-15-57 ~ 09-09-06

Vida Lampley

Vida Jane Lampley, age 77 of Braselton, Ga passed away September 7, 2011. Ms. Lampley was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her daughter: Janice Diane Lampley Gustafson ...

William Sinnott

BILL" William (Bill) Andrew Sinnott, age 79, died Monday, August 29, at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, DC. Bill was born on August 20, 1932 in Wilkes-Barre ...

Theordore Beindorf

Theodore William Beindorf, age 72, of Suwanee, GA died September 7, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Sylvia Kinney

Sylvia Hallford Kinney, age 80, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, September 06, 2011. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law; Tony and P.J. Kinney of ...

Belinda Merck

Belinda Lewis Merck, age 52, of Tucker, Ga., died Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chape. 770-564-2726.

James M. Nash

James M. (Dozier) Nash, age 85 of Winder, Ga passed away September 7, 2011. Mrs. Nash was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church, retired from General Motors, and he ...

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Howard Ervin

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Howard Thomas "Shorty" Ervin, 72, of Bethlehem who died early Wednesday morning at his residence. Born in Morgan County, he was the son ...

Randall Dale, Sr.

Mr. Randall Gene Dale, Sr., age 55 of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966 ...