News for Wednesday, March 14, 2012


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PREP ROUNDUP: Archer rallies from eight down in seventh to beat Newton Co.

Wednesday's high school sports recap

Shiloh's Mosley, Collins Hill's Stephen receive Takedown Club's top honors

Shiloh's Ryan Mosley was named Wrestler of the Year by the Gwinnett County Takedown Club.

Spring struggles land Gartrell back with G-Braves

Gartrell's look as a minor league invitee to Braves major league spring training didn't last all that long.

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Brandt, Gladiators shut down Cyclones

Andy Brandt scored two goals, including the coffin-nailing empty-netter, and the Gwinnett Gladiators beat Cincinnati by a narrow 3-1 margin Wednesday.

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Technical education students honored

Gwinnett County Public Schools honored some of its best technical education students Wednesday night during a special ceremony.

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Swimmer Marin Morrison remembered at county awards reception

Marin Morrison swam in the Paralympics just months before she passed away from cancer

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Police: Missing 12-year-old found safe

A 12-year-old girl was reported missing in Norcross. Police say she was found just after 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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THOMAS: What now for Republicans?

Rick Santorum deserves credit for his impressive primary victories in Mississippi and Alabama. Newt Gingrich led us to believe he would win both states. He didn't, but he has vowed to fight on as the "real" conservative candidate, as opposed to Mitt Romney who only "says" he is a conservative.

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CEPEDA: When a film can be a bridge

Everyone has a guilty pleasure and mine is Will Ferrell. Ferrell is starring in a Spanish-language American comedy called "Casa de Mi Padre" -- "House of My Father" -- opening nationwide this week.

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Tony Stewart off to rare good start

LAS VEGAS -- Tony Stewart pulled away on the restarts and pulled into Victory Lane at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, crossing off another track on the short list of places he had yet to win.. Wait, this is March, right? Stewart's not supposed to start winning until later in the

Mill Creek's Menzies gets prestigious scholarship

Senior picked for Naismith Awards Flourish Scholarship

2012 Daily Post All-County Diving

The Daily Post's all-county diving selections

Gwinnett Prep Rally to feature state basketball playoffs

Show spotlights Gwinnett's Final Four, title game matchups

Hebron to host baseball camp Saturday

Event to feature Lions coaches and players

GGC hires Schneider as assistant soccer coach

Grizzlies add another piece to coaching staff

Meadowcreek seniors sign with college football programs

Sam, Harris, Ross and McCoy make college decisions

Bradley to be inducted into National High School Hall of Fame

Longtime coach has won 1,019 career games

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HAMMOCK: New location for Norcross Baseball Hall of Fame

City to celebrate its baseball history Sunday at grand opening

Gwinnett Swim and Dive Booster Club honors county's best

Event to honor top GCPS athletes held at Meadowcreek

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Wesleyan's Hall content with career that includes 4 titles, state record

Hawaii signee is one of state's most decorated divers ever

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Parkview's Piner named Diver of Year for third straight time

Parkview senior runner-up at state for third straight season

GAB: Georgia SPCA clinic is Saturday

The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is having a vaccination clinic on Saturday. Along with the clinci the organiztion is having a thrift sale to benefit the animals.

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DALY: Select plants that tolerate the site's conditions

When selecting plants and where to place them, take into account how big they will grow in five to 10 years.

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Globetrotters entertain, teach local students

Students at Ivy Creek Elementary got a visit Wednesday afternoon from none other than two of the Harlem Globetrotters. Fatima "TNT" Maddox and Anthony "Buckets" Blakes shared words of wisdom and performed phycial feats for the children.

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Teen faces felonies for allegedly shooting mail truck with pellet gun

A Lawrenceville teen faces felony charges that he repeatedly shot a mail truck with a pellet gun, causing a postal worker to take cover.

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Cops: Alleged serial robber now tied to even more crimes

Man arrested in January now being investigated in connection with at least 17 Gwinnett robberies

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Long-empty Lawrenceville condos sold to new developer

Realtor vows to have remaining 19 units, which have long been empty, sold by the end of the year

Chamber names finalists for small business awards

Small Business of the Year winner will be announced at awards ceremony April 27

Three Gwinnett Schools named to state priority list

Among 78 schools on the state Department of Education's Priority School List, three Gwinnett County Public Schools were named on Tuesday. The list includes schools with the lowest student achievement in the state.

Coalition accepting applications for emergency program funds

Funds for programs that provide shelter, food, other assistance not guaranteed

Chamber offers Shop Gwinnett discount card

The Gwinnett Chamber now offers its members increased exposure and potential through Shop in Gwinnett, a discount card program.

Police: Truck found in Best Buy burglary

Snellville police have recovered three vehicles they believe were involved in a burglary at Best Buy this week.

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Former Meadowcreek star returns to NCAA tourney

Meadowcreek grad Chris Allen returns to the NCAA tournament with Iowa State.

Senate OKs bill that would expand brewpub business

ATLANTA (AP) -- A Senate panel has approved legislation that could be a boon for the state's brewpub business.. House Bill 472 passed with no opposition and now heads to the Rules committee. The House overwhelmingly passed the bill last month. The proposal increases the number of barrels that a

What to watch for in the NCAA Tournament

News and notes heading into March Madness

Bears agree to 3-year deal with Weems

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have agreed to a three-year contract with special teams star Eric Weems.. Weems spent his first five seasons with Atlanta and was the NFC's special-teams selection for the Pro Bowl in 2010.. Signing Weems could help ease the loss of

National baby search headed to Buford

Local children can compete for the title of Atlanta's Most Photogenic Baby to benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Metro Atlanta leaders hope to redevelop GM plant

ATLANTA (AP) -- Several metro Atlanta leaders are meeting with President Obama's so-called "car czar" as they try to move ahead with plans to redevelop an abandoned General Motors plant in Doraville.. Jay Williams, executive director of the Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, planned to meet

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Woman accuses NFL star of punching her

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police say a woman has accused NFL star receiver Brandon Marshall of punching her in the face at a nightclub.. The woman alleges the incident occurred at 3:50 a.m. Sunday outside the Marquee in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood.. Police are investigating a complaint she

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Creative Enterprises is ready for spring

With spring in the air, Creative Enterprises, Inc. has many upcoming events, including its annual spring plant sale.

Man says Lohan grazed knee with her Porsche

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lindsay Lohan's black Porsche was surrounded by paparazzi when her sports car grazed the knee of a man outside a Hollywood club early Wednesday, police said.. Lohan drove off and a police report wasn't taken because the Hookah Lounge employee wasn't hurt, Los Angeles police Sgt

FTC targets car dealers for misleading ads

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Beware of car dealer ads that promise to pay off the loan on your trade-in.. In a first-of-its-kind case, the Federal Trade Commission is targeting five car dealers in four states. Regulators say the dealers deceived consumers by promising to pay off their

BYU stuns Iona with biggest comeback in NCAA Tourney history

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron saw a huge comeback.Had they stuck around a little longer, they could have watched the biggest one in NCAA tournament history.. Noah Hartsock scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half and the Cougars came back

Undersized Marquette relying on quickness

MILWAUKEE (AP) This was supposed to be the year Marquette wouldn't have to spend the season talking about how they were going to get by without a big man.The Golden Eagles had 6-foot-11 Chris Otule and 6-8 Davante Gardner all 290 pounds of him as options on their

Western Kentucky wins stunning play-in game in front of Obama

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) The team with the losing record pulled off the most fantastic 5-minute finish in NCAA tournament history.The most surprising thing? Western Kentucky didn't even think it was all that extraordinary.. It was, in every way.. With a president and a prime minister sitting in the front

Davidson, minus Curry, back in NCAA field

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) The Davidson Wildcats are back in the NCAA tournament.Now the question those filling out brackets want to know is are they capable of making another Cinderella run like they did in 2008?. The Wildcats may not have a marquee shooter like Stephen Curry or any players with

Savannah hotels almost full for St. Patrick's Day

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Savannah is getting ready for a busy weekend as thousands of gaudy green tourists are expected to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.. Georgia's oldest city holds its sprawling St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, and the weekend celebration has organizers predicting a very profitable event for local

Dense fog advisory issued for much of Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) -- A dense fog advisory has been issued for much of Georgia.. The National Weather Service said the advisory would be in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday.. It covered all of metro Atlanta and several cities including Americus, Vidalia and Dublin in the south; Columbus and LaGrange in

Motorists hear about new toll idea for Georgia 400

ROSWELL (AP) -- Georgia transportation officials shared their idea for new toll lanes on Georgia 400 during a public meeting in metro Atlanta.. State engineers told residents at a Tuesday night forum in Roswell that Georgia 400 is one of the most congested roads in metro Atlanta, and the only

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Homer Cain

Mr. Homer V. Cain, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dock and Susie Spriggs Cain; sister ...

John Jones

John Jones, age 85, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on March 11, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Wynell Duncan

Mrs. Wynell Jones Duncan, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Duncan; and sons, Randall Duncan ...

Thermos Mitchell

Mrs. Thermos Green Mitchell, age 98, of Charlotte, NC, and formerly of Buford, GA, passed away on March 11, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E ...

Sybil Pate

Sybil Newton Pate, age 91, of Lawrenceville passed away Monday, March 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Rex E. Pate, brother, Charles W ...

Eleanor Breedlove

Eleanor Freeman Breedlove, age 70, of Lawrenceville, died March 11, 2012. Arrangements by Horis A. Ward Stone Mountain Chapel, 770.381.5722.

Fred Meadows Sr

Fred Meadows, Sr., age 59, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away March 10, 2012. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.