News for Thursday, April 19, 2012

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7th man charged with murder in Norcross teen's slaying

Nearly two months later, a seventh man is charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Norcross teen adored by many.

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Lottery board: Support from Gov. needed for proposed gambling site

At a meeting on Thursday, the Georgia Lottery Corporation board of directors addressed Dan O'Leary's proposed gambling site in Norcross, saying it would like approval from Gov. Nathan Deal before moving forward.

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Man evicted, supposedly disabled and now indicted

Man indicted on mortgage fraud charges who caused stir after allegedly winning a dance competition, despite a disability that had prompted his eviction from a Duluth home in 2010.

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Three tapped for principal posts

The Gwinnett County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to recommend the approval of three new principals: at Pharr Elementary, Five Forks Middle and Archer High.

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Former Shiloh coach disputes investigation

Montgomery insists that he never recruited players

Hawks, food trucks in Peachtree Corners

Peachtree Corners celebrate becoming a new city on April 21.

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Ga. gov signs package of tax changes

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that gradually eliminates the annual car tax, cuts taxes for married couples and gives perks to businesses.

Deal signs education bills tweaking Ga. funding

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a handful of bills changing how Georgia funds education.

Harvard studies GCPS' teacher effectiveness, student success

During Thursday's work session, leaders with Gwinnett County Public Schools examined a study by Harvard University that looked at teacher effectiveness and post-secondary outcomes for students over a period of several years.

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MCCULLOUGH: Nugent no worse than Maher

Ted Nugent is not going to kill the president. Nugent may, in fact, be a little nuts. But to condemn his "Braveheart" metaphor as a literal threat against Barack Obama is kneejerk political grandstanding.

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NCAA gymanstics take center stage at Arena

Arena at Gwinnett Center welcomes NCAA Gymnastics Championships

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PREP ROUNDUP: Pugh, Tillman lead Hawks to 1-0 win over Duluth

A recap of Thursday's high school sports events

Gwinnett stays unbeaten vs. Norfolk with 9-2 win

After riding a strong rehab performance by Tim Hudson to a win Wednesday night, the G-Braves faced a big-leaguer Thursday afternoon.

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Hawks' Joyce sweeps throwing events in 7-AAAAA meet

Mill Creek, Norcross in top two spots in boys and girls team standings

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Kissel, Brookwood claim Region 8 track crowns

Caroline Kissel won her seventh region title in track as Brookwood swept the boys and girls Region 8 championships.

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NCAA gymanstics take center stage at Arena

Arena at Gwinnett Center welcomes NCAA Gymnastics Championships

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DALY: Separating myths from facts about organic vegetable gardening

There are positives and negatives to organic gardening, but understanding the concept is the key.

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Three tapped for principal posts

The Gwinnett County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to recommend the approval of three new principals: at Pharr Elementary, Five Forks Middle and Archer High.

Peachtree Ridge's Frew commits to Young Harris baseball

Senior pitcher leads Lions in wins, ERA and strikeouts

Shiloh's Carter invited to USA hoops traning camp

Shiloh's Robert Carter, a Tech signee, was invited to USA basketball national team training camp.

Central's Latimore signs with South Georgia Tech basketball

Latimore is third Black Knight senior to sign with a college

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Steady play sends Brookwood's Allen, Parkview to Region 8-AAAAA golf titles

Allen, Parkview take Region 8-AAAAA golf titles

Dove Awards returns to Atlanta for second year

ATLANTA -- The Dove Awards show for Christian and gospel music returns for the second straight year to Atlanta and organizers hope to hold another successful and inspiring event.. Music artists ranging from Yolanda Adams, Natalie Grant to rapper Lecrae are expected to perform at the awards show, which was

NOW WE'RE COOKING: Butternut squash soup

Attention bacon fanatics: This is the recipe for you.

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Before UFC title fight, Jones nabs robber

Before winning the UFC title last year, Jon 'Bones' Jones nabbed a robber.

By Venue — April 20

By Venue — April 20

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Getting to Know ... Michael Perrett

A Collins Hill graduate, Michael Perrett is vice president of football at SportsTrust Advisors.

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Gwinnett Girl Scouts send troops cookies

Troops and leaders met with military personnel to say, "thank you" by donating more than 115,000 boxes of cookies.

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MCCULLOUGH: Nugent no worse than Maher

Ted Nugent is not going to kill the president. Nugent may, in fact, be a little nuts. But to condemn his "Braveheart" metaphor as a literal threat against Barack Obama is kneejerk political grandstanding.

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HUCKABY: PTA in Buckhead not what it was in Porterdale

PTA night was big deal back in Porterdale.

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ROBINSON: The right-wing bully machine

WASHINGTON -- Not all overheated political rhetoric is alike. Delusional right-wing crazy talk -- the kind of ranting we've heard recently from washed-up rock star Ted Nugent and tea party-backed Rep. Allen West -- is a special kind of poison that cannot be safely ignored.

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Lawmaker says more firings likely

WASHINGTON -- A top lawmaker briefed on the investigation into a Secret Service prostitution scandal said more firings could be imminent following the ouster of three agency employees.. "I wouldn't be surprised if you saw more dismissals and more being forced out sooner rather than later," Rep. Peter King

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Federal warrant issued for 1980s 'mountain man'

HELENA, Mont. -- One of the infamous "mountain men" who in the 1980s eluded authorities for five months by living in the wilderness is on the run from the law again -- and considered "armed and dangerous."

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Man evicted, supposedly disabled and now indicted

Man indicted on mortgage fraud charges who caused stir after allegedly winning a dance competition, despite a disability that had prompted his eviction from a Duluth home in 2010.

Harvard studies GCPS' teacher effectiveness, student success

During Thursday's work session, leaders with Gwinnett County Public Schools examined a study by Harvard University that looked at teacher effectiveness and post-secondary outcomes for students over a period of several years.

FarraTech expands Norcross headquarters

Officials celebrate the expansion of Norcross company FarraTech at an open house.

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7th man charged with murder in Norcross teen's slaying

Nearly two months later, a seventh man is charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Norcross teen adored by many.

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Former Shiloh coach disputes investigation

Montgomery insists that he never recruited players

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Ga. gov signs package of tax changes

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that gradually eliminates the annual car tax, cuts taxes for married couples and gives perks to businesses.

Ga. settles lawsuit over voter registration

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia officials have settled a lawsuit that accused the state of failing to provide voter registration services at public assistance offices.. Secretary of State Brian Kemp approved the agreement but condemned the lawsuit. He said it will cost taxpayers money to comply with what he called outdated

Deal signs education bills tweaking Ga. funding

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a handful of bills changing how Georgia funds education.

Hawks, food trucks in Peachtree Corners

Peachtree Corners celebrate becoming a new city on April 21.

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Lottery board: Support from Gov. needed for proposed gambling site

At a meeting on Thursday, the Georgia Lottery Corporation board of directors addressed Dan O'Leary's proposed gambling site in Norcross, saying it would like approval from Gov. Nathan Deal before moving forward.

Sugar Hill's Earth Day celebration moved inside

"Touch-A-Truck" event will still be held at E.E. Robinson Park

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Shiloh football coach submits resignation

Shiloh High School football coach Brian Montgomery has resigned amid an investigation into alleged recruiting violations at the school.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' appeals to foodies, sushi lovers

"Jiro Dreams of Sushi" is a documentary about Japanese restaurateur Jiro Ono who is considered by most foodies and industry experts as the finest sushi chef alive.

THE DISH: Samurai Chicken

2346-A Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville. 770-559-0672. samuraichicken.co.nr. Open since: March. Owner: Mark Dinh. Location: Samurai Chicken is located at the intersection of Lawrenceville Highway and Oakland Road connected to the Citgo gas station.. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. Atmosphere: The

Locals raise money through motorcycle ride

Creative Enterprises, Inc. invites the public to its fundraiser at the center.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Think Like a Man' best date movie of 2012 so far

"Think Like a Man" is based off of Steve Harvey's book "Act Like a Woman, Think Like a Man."

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Marley' a must-see documentary for music lovers

Director Kevin Macdonald tells the story of Bob Marley in his latest documentary.

New Dawn Theater brings dinner and show to its venue

The theater presents Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile" with dinner from Opa! Gyros and Kabob.

FILM FANS: 'The Three Stooges' causes belly laughs, smiles

Local residents reviewed the comedy "The Three Stooges."

ART BEAT: Mikki Dillon's "Forays into Photography" on display at St. Edwards gallery

"Forays into Photography" consists of 26 pieces, depicting scenes from Italy, Japan and from South Carolina to New Mexico.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Lucky One' just an older 'High School Musical' without singing, dancing

Zac Efron stars in the new Nicholas Sparks adaptation, "The Lucky One," as a veteran on a mission.

Folk art auction set for this weekend in Buford

Slotin Folk Art Auction is in Buford for two days of bidding on 1,500 pieces of art.

Movie Trivia Contest 4/20

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Shame'

Movie critic Michael Clark spotlights "Shame" on Blu-ray disc.

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MCLEOD: The mistakes most people make when choosing a career

Before you choose a career you've got to know yourself. There's a personality test for it that I wish more people would use.

Ga.'s unemployment rate down 8 straight months

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped for eight straight months -- a signal that more Georgians are looking for and finding jobs, the state Labor Department announced Thursday.. Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the state's unemployment rate for March was 9 percent, compared to 9.8 percent in March

Medical firm to build new plant in Georgia

A pharmaceutical company plans to build a manufacturing plant and related facilities in Georgia, employing about 1,500 people across the state, Gov. Nathan Deal said.

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Lottery board to weigh Gwinnett gambling proposal

A Georgia developer is planning to pitch his proposed $1 billion gambling complex to the Georgia Lottery Board.

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Jekyll Island deer an attraction, maybe a problem

Nobody on Jekyll Island disputes that it has an abundance of white-tailed deer. But a recent study by the state Department of Natural Resources has raised a pair of troubling questions: Does the 7-mile island near Brunswick have too many? And if so, should hunters be allowed to thin the herd?

Dee Coggins

Mr. Dee Coggins, age 75, of Maysville passed away Monday, April 16, 2012. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements ...

Betty Jonick

Mrs. Betty Whitworth Jonick, Gainesville, Ga. formerly of Syracuse, N.Y. passed April 17, 2012. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999.

Betty Arnold

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Brown Carruth Arnold, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Tuesday April 17, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Jeanette Blair

Jeanette Blair, age 73, of Dacula, GA, passed away on April 18, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Roberta Crimmins

Mrs. Roberta Irene Crimmins, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012. She is survived by her husband of fifty-four years, George Crimmins, Buford, GA ...

Edward Major

Edward Lamar Major, age 64, of Lilburn, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. His funeral will be Friday, April 20, 2012, at 2:00 PM at Bill Head Funeral Home ...

Shuaib Omar

Mr. Shuaib Zaid Omar, age 29, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on April 16, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

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William Hager

William Edward Hager, Jr., 64, of Norcross, GA, died April 17, 2012. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Crowell Brothers Funeral Home Peachtree Chapel 5051 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Norcross, GA ...

Quinton Holland

Mr. Quinton Holland, age 92, of Buford, GA, passed away on April 18, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Frank Binkley

Frank Eldridge Binkley, Sr., 79, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away peacefully on April 16th, 2012.  Frank was born July 3rd, 1932 in Nashville, TN where he graduated as student ...

Karen Harrison

Karen Ann Alesi Harrison, age 56, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, after a long valiant fight with cancer. Karen was an angel in life and ...

Perry Martin

Perry Martin, age 69 of Loganville, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 21, 2012 in the Loganville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...