News for Saturday, August 18, 2012


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School lunch menus for the week of August 20 through 24

This week's lunch menu at Gwinnett County Public Schools.

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Silverbacks battle Stars to scoreless draw

The Atlanta Silverbacks fought to a 0-0 draw against Minnesota Stars FC on Saturday night in front of 3,911 fans at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.

Douglas scores 29 to lead Fever past Dream

Katie Douglas scored a season-high 29 points to lead the Indiana Fever to an 86-72 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday night.

PREP ROUNDUP: Archer sweeps, gives Lions first loss

A recap of Saturday's high school sports action

Falcons hope to get Dent back Sunday

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Akeem Dent returned to practice for the first time since sustaining a concussion, and the team hopes he'll be fully cleared by today.

G-Braves explode in fifth, beat Bulls

The Gwinnett Braves used a big inning to rally and beat Durham 10-5 on Saturday. Down 4-1 after four innings, the G-Braves dropped an eight-spot on Durham.

Grizzlies display offense at first-ever scrimmage

Mill Creek's Mruk among GGC players making debuts Saturday

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Ramirez homers, Dodgers down Braves

Hanley Ramirez drove in four runs with two homers, including the first of three straight shots by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning Saturday night during a 6-2 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Indy film tour to visit Suwanee

Suwanee will host six independent films beginning this fall in a partnership with the Southern Tour of Independent Filmmakers.

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Rowland has North boys cross country on the rise

North Gwinnett's boys cross country teams returns its top six runners from last season.

Weekly Suwanee police incidents

Weekly police incidents from around Suwanee.

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FARNER: Advance Auto art finds 'lucky' match

A new Advance Auto Parts store coming to Suwanee in late October, will have a piece from the city's 2011 SculpTour that's made out of car bumpers and other parts.

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Suwanee Creek Greenway project nearly complete

Phase 2 of the Suwanee Creek Greenway is expected to open in September.

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North softball hoping for better finish this year

Bulldogs was third in tough region last year behind state champ, state runner-up

Suwanee to try 'test well' for TCP irrigation

The city of Suwanee has contracted with a company to drill a second well that it hopes will provide enough water to irrigate Town Center Park.

Collins Hill to put on community fun day

The Collins Hill High School Band Booster Association will put on a Community Fun Day on Saturday.

Suwanee schools bustling with activities, events

The beginning of the school year means plenty of meetings and introductions for parents, teachers and administrators at local schools.

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Suwanee sees recent influx of restaurants

Eight restaurants have opened in Suwanee since last fall, in part because of an economic recovery and also because of steps the city has taken with alcohol licenses.

Two blood drives this week in Suwanee

Volunteers are needed to help with Suwanee Day.

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President talks athletics, growth at GGC

The president of Georgia Gwinnett College went for a walk around campus last week with The Post. He talked about the excitement in the air as the institution prepares for another school year, which begins on Monday.

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Beaudreau, Hunter to face off in runoff for commission

In Tuesday's runoff, Commissioner Mike Beaudreau will defend his District 3 seat againt Tommy Hunter.

One injured in house fire

Cause of Saturday's blaze in Lilburn under investigation.

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Warriors turn out to help families of special operations forces

The term "weekend warrior" tends to be associated with the person who hits the golf course, tennis court or running trail on Saturday or Sunday after a long, tough week of work or school.

Two job fairs to be held this week

A Georgia Department of Labor job fair will be held in Snellville Tuesday, and a Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce event will be held in Duluth Thursday.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Chambliss to headline Chamber event

Chambliss, Deal to speak at Chamber of Commerce events this week; McKinney fails to meet deadline to be on ballot.

Blood drive to honor Sept. 11 victims

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community hosts second annual "Muslims for Life" campaign.

Gwinnett County road closures, Aug. 19 through 25

Gwinnett Cunty road closures, Aug. 19 through 25

State begins Labor Day DUI crackdown

147 killed across the country in Labor Day 2010 alcohol-related crashes

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Women vie for judgeships in runoff Tuesday

In a runoff Tuesday, Kathy Schrader and Tracey Mason Blasi vie for a Superior Court judgeship, while Emily Brantley and Pam Britt face off for a State Court seat.

GOOD NEWS: Duluth students dominate geography challenge

Students of Duluth High School dominated the National Geography Challenge over the summer in Nashville.

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Earnhardt, Johnson to start at back at Michigan

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s return to Michigan isn't off to a great start. Earnhardt, who won at Michigan International Speedway in June to snap a four-year losing streak, will have to start from the back today in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

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PARKER: All roads lead to Rome

The period of the American Revolution coincided with publication of Edward Gibbon's "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" (1776), and ever since we've been vigilant for signs that the U.S. was following in Rome's footsteps.

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O'REILLY: Are you an extremist?

After Rep. Paul Ryan was announced as Mitt Romney's running mate, it took less than 24 hours for The New York Times to define Ryan as an "extremist."

LETTERS: Engage Gwinnett was worth the effort

As we look back on the accomplishments of Engage Gwinnett, we have no doubt they were worth the effort.

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SUPER SIX: Grayson's Nkemdiche handling all the attention with level head

Grayson's Robert Nkemdiche is the nation's No. 1 college prospect and is committed to Clemson.

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Richards has an eye for football talent

Gwinnett Football League president Erik Richards is the Director of Youth Football for Football University.

Man missing on Lanier

Department of Natural Resources rangers are searching for a missing man on Lake Lanier.

Norcross football leaves Colquitt County with victory

Kamara, Wilber lead Blue Devils to scrimmage victory

AP Top 25 preseason college football poll released

Southern California is No. 1 in the AP Top 25, tossing off the weight of NCAA sanctions and returning to a familiar place in the rankings — with a boost from LSU's problems.

Angie Parker

Mrs. Angie Parker, age 40, of Winder, GA passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012. She is survived by her husband of seventeen years, Terry “Chip” Parker, Winder, GA ...

Elizabeth Pagano

Elizabeth Ann Pagano, age 65, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on August 16, 2012. 

Gene Shadburn

Mr. Gene Shadburn, age 62, of Braselton, GA passed away on Friday, August 17, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Troy L. Shadburn; brother, Robert Shadburn; and ...

Genevieve Tadsen

Mrs. Genevieve Tadsen, 86, of Atlanta passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 pm on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at the ...

Harold White

Harold White, age 71, of Peachtree Corners, GA, passed away August 16, 2012. Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross 770-448-5757.

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Frankie Beard

Miss Frankie Jane Beard, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albin and Mary Lou Beard; sister, Ruby ...

Michael Suri

Mr. Michael K. Suri, age 48, of Buford, GA, passed away on August 16, 2012. 

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District enrollment surges past projections

Gwinnett County Public schools' second tally of enrollment figures has caught up to summer projections.

Former Collins Hill, North basketball player dies of rare condition

A former North Gwinnett and Collins Hill basketball player recently died of a rare form of pneumonia.

MUST READ: 21-Year Coma-Death

New York woman dies after 21 years in beating-induced coma. NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- The stepfather of a woman who spent 21 years in a coma after being beaten by her husband said he knows she would have died years earlier had it not been for the family's care

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Romney nixes Obama bid for taxes

BOSTON -- Barack Obama's re-election campaign kept up pressure against Republican rival Mitt Romney on two fronts Friday, launching a new ad defending the president's record on Medicare while challenging Romney to release at least five years of tax returns.. The TV advertisement, accusing Romney and running mate Paul

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HUCKABY: Too many bound by the chains of government entitlements

I think the ties that are binding the people in today's society are that a greater and greater percentage of Americans are now depending on the government for their livelihood.

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YARBROUGH: Thanks to you, speaker might be ready to unload gravy train

Are you sitting down, dear reader? House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) has announced that he will propose a full ban on gifts from lizard-loafered lobbyists in the next session. Before you fall over in a dead faint, let me remind you that politicians are crafty sorts.

LETTERS: Library bookmark experiment failed to produce minimum benefits

It's unfortunate that in its report of the Gwinnett County library board's action this week to end the bookmark advertising program, the Daily Post did not refer to its own June 27 report of the previous board meeting.