News for Monday, August 27, 2012


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Broncos cut Dacula's Kenney

Wide receiver played previously with Chargers, Seahawks

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Deep Georgia Tech looks to return to top of ACC

The Yellow Jackets, who are coming off a 2011 season when they lost four of their last six, are deep this season — so deep that coach Paul Johnson has had trouble naming starters.

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UGA’s Malcome will likely start at RB in Saturday’s opener vs. Buffalo

Georgia’s backfield was supposed to excel this season under star RB Isaiah Crowell, but his expulsion from the team for felony weapon charges opened the door for sophomore Ken Malcome.

PREP ROUNDUP: Peachtree Ridge tops Wesleyan in state-ranked softball showdown

A recap of Monday's high school sports events

Pawtucket pitching out-duels G-Braves

PawSoxs Figueroa takes no-hitter into the seventh in G-Braves 3-1 loss

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Falcons' defensive ends Edwards and Abraham healthy, hyped

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Abraham excited about what can happen with a healthy Edwards

Storm changes G-Braves start time

Gwinnett will take on Pawtucket on Tuesday beginning at 2 p.m.

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A subdued start for GOP convention as Isaac surges

AP Special CorrespondentTAMPA, Fla. (AP) Republicans staged a remarkably subdued opening to Mitt Romney's national convention Monday in the midst of a turbulent election year, mindful about uncorking a glittery political celebration as Tropical Storm Isaac surged menacingly toward New Orleans and the northern Gulf Coast."Our thoughts are with

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Isaac threat to Gulf Coast well beyond New Orleans

Associated PressNEW ORLEANS (AP) With its massive size and ponderous movement, a strengthening Isaac could become a punishing rain machine depending on its power, speed and where it comes ashore along the Gulf Coast.The focus has been on New Orleans as Isaac takes dead aim at the city seven years

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Resident escapes burning home on Snellville's Norris Lake

Gwinnett firefighters worked to extinguish a fire at a home in the 600 block of Lake Drive in unincorporated Snellville Monday afternoon.

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$378K in unclaimed criminal bonds going back to county

The Gwinnett Superior Court Clerk's Office on Monday paid $378,000 in unclaimed criminal cash bonds to the county.

Isaac could bring flooding, twisters to SW Georgia

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac will bring the threat of flooding and tornadoes to the southwest corner of Georgia.

Police investigate teen's death as a homicide

Authorities say they are investigating the death of a Gainesville teen whose body was found in the woods behind her apartment complex as a homicide.

'The Walking Dead' actor charged with DUI in Ga.

An actor on the television show "The Walking Dead" has been charged with driving drunk in Georgia, where the show is filmed.

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Gainesville funeral home to handle services for NY gunman

A funeral home in Georgia will be handling arrangements for the man who police say shot and killed a former co-worker outside the Empire State Building last week.

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Memorial service set for Zoo Atlanta gorilla Ivan

Atlanta's zoo plans to hold a memorial service for Ivan, a 50-year-old gorilla, who died last week.

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Last-second North win highlights Corky Kell for Gwinnett

Grayson and North Gwinnett opened the season with wins in the Corky Kell Classic, while Peachtree Ridge and Brookwood lost.

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Mother frets over vanished son

Mother frets for missing 30-year-old son, last seen Aug. 19 at uncle's Lawrenceville home.

Former GCPS leader in bid for Florida superintendent post

A recently retired area superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools is a finalist for the post of Duval County Superintendent near Jacksonville, Fla.

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Recount to be held in District 3 race

Commissioner Mike Beaudreau asked for a recount Monday in his tight loss in the GOP runoff.

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State group gives GCPS social studies award

The Georgia Council on Economic Education recently gave Gwinnett County Public Schools its Program of Excellence Award for the district's efforts in promoting economic education through its Teaching American History grant.

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Despite drought, some farmers could see good crop

Authorities say late-season thunderstorms have come at the right time for Georgia farmers struggling to grow their crops in the ongoing drought.

Ga. murder case uncovers terror plot by soldiers

Prosecutors say a murder case against four soldiers in Georgia has revealed they formed an anarchist militia within the U.S. military with plans to overthrow the federal government.

Fire hits Tyler Perry studios in Atlanta -- again

Firefighters are battling a blaze at filmmaker Tyler Perry's Atlanta studios, the second fire in the past four months at the filming complex.

Aviation program to be expanded

Gwinnett's Experimental Aircraft Association chapter to announce expansion of flight program.

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CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP: Storm's Tuttle wins NEGA race

A recap of Saturday's cross country action.

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All eyes on Isaac as GOP convention approaches

Mitt Romney's Republican National Convention sputters to life with the lonely banging of a gavel in a mostly empty hall, hardly the opening splash intended for the nation.

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Gas prices rise as refineries shut for Isaac

The U.S. government says 78 percent of the oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been halted in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac.

Tropical Storm Isaac grounds hundreds of flights

Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights as Tropical Storm Isaac lashed southeastern Florida Sunday, with service not expected to resume fully until late Monday.

Saints adjust schedule because of storm

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- With Tropical Storm Isaac forecast to hit the Gulf Coast as a hurricane this week, New Orleans interim coach Joe Vitt said Sunday the Saints had canceled practice and meetings Monday to allow players to evacuate their families.. Vitt added the Saints still planned to practice

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Airlines: You can't wear that

Airlines give many reasons for refusing to let you board, but none stir as much debate as this: How you're dressed.

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Romney accuses Obama of engaging in 'low' politics

His Republican National Convention curtailed by a threatened hurricane, Mitt Romney conceded Sunday that fresh controversy over rape and abortion is harming his party and he accused Democrats of trying to exploit it for political gain.

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Series of earthquakes rattle Southern California

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Dozens of small to moderate earthquakes struck southeastern California on Sunday, knocking trailer homes off their foundations, shattering windows and rattling nerves in a small farming town east of San Diego.. The largest quake, at 1:57 p.m., registered at a magnitude 5.5 and was centered about