News for Thursday, March 15, 2012


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PREP ROUNDUP: Felt strikes out 12 in no-hit win for Hebron

Thursday's high school sports roundup

Baylor holds on against upset-minded Jackrabbits

Bears have to fight back, hold off South Dakota State

Marquette has the answer for BYU rally

Golden Eagles finish off 88-68 victory over feisty BYU

Senior-heavy Vandy eliminates Harvard

Jenkins scores 27 to lead Commodores in 'Brain Bowl'

Ware, Long Beach State fall to New Mexico

Williams' defense keys Lobos' win

Taylor, Wisconsin dominant in routing Montana

All-American point guard tallies 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists

Syracuse survives scare from 16th-seeded UNC-Asheville

Late call that goes Syracuse's way sparks controversy

Jones, Lamb lead Kentucky to rout of WKU

Wildcat sophomores help freshmen overcome jitters of NCAA debut

Gonzaga destroys West Virginia in opener

Seventh-seeded Bulldogs hand WVU worst postseason loss in 28 years

VCU, Smart score another NCAA upset

Rams take down Wichita State, 62-59

Louisville stops NCAA skid, beats Davidson, 69-62

Silva scores 17 as No. 4 seed moves on

Farmer’s Market may be an accessory use at chapel

City leaders will decide next month whether to allow a farmer’s market at the Berkeley Lake Chapel (zoned R-100 with a special use for a religious institution), with the special use being considered an “accessory use.”

Falcons quiet to begin NFL free agency

Three days in, the Falcons are still waiting to make their customary offseason free agency splash.

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ROBINSON: Santorum needs Gingrich in the race

f Rick Santorum wants to keep Mitt Romney from wrapping up the Republican nomination before the convention, he should encourage Newt Gingrich to stay in the race.

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MCCULLOUGH: A voter without a candidate

I’m tired of voting for the lesser of evils. But I don't know what to do about it.

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Darrell Huckaby: Romney all wrong in his attitude toward the South

I could forgive Romney for flaunting his wealth and for telling lies about Newt. I cannot forgive him for the condescending attitude he has taken toward my fellow Southerners.

Shiloh's April relieved of coaching duties

Shiloh's John April was relieved of his duties as girls basketball coach.

2012 All-County Swimming

Daily Post's selections for all-county swimming

Delgado, Teheran battling for spot with Braves

One of talented young pitchers could return to G-Braves

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Gwinnett police add two bomb robots to force

Grant allows Gwinnett police to add two new bomb robots, worth $206,000 and capable of detecting hazardous materials, to force.

Two dogs pulled from Norcross apartment fire

Fast-acting crews able to contain blaze to single apartment unit

Competency trial of alleged murderer slated for next week

Man accused of kicking victim to death in 2007; trial to determine whether he's competent to stand trial

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Record high hit Thursday, more warm temperatures expected

Previous high for March 15 in Atlanta area was 81 degrees

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School system struggles with budget woes

The Gwinnett County Public School board addressed potential upcoming budget shortfalls during Thursday's work session, fielding questions from the Teachers' Advisory Council.

Gwinnett spellers ready for state bee

Two of the county's best spellers could win it all at the state level Friday if they can defeat other word masters from around Georgia. The winner of Friday's event goes on to the national spelling bee.

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Simon no longer owner of Gwinnett Place Mall

CID calls departure a "unique, positive opportunity for redevelopment and revitalization"

Willis, Podsednik help Phillies beat Braves

Dontrelle Willis pumped his fist with the enthusiasm of a guy getting a meaningful out late in the season, and then blessed himself and pointed to the sky as he walked off the mound.

Radloff honored by national organization

Fellow board members recognized Gwinnett County Public Schools Chairwoman Lousie Radloff during the regular monthly meeting Thursday for a national honor she recently received.

Scammers target Winder cop

WINDER -- A Winder police officer recently received a special delivery of the shady variety.. Addressed to the police department, the business-style, cardboard envelope sent via express mail was an attempt to lure Officer Joey Lovinggood into a widespread "Mystery Shopper" scam, and it prompted officials to shed light

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New principal named at Dacula High

The Gwinnett County Board of Education named a new principal for Dacula High School Thursday during the regular monthly meeting. Bryan Long will take the place of longtime Principal Donnie Nutt as of April 2.

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Getting to Know ... Bob Warman

Bob Warman, 58, is the head golf coach at Collins Hill. The longtime Gwinnett County coach has spent the past 32 years coaching everything from baseball to football to slowpitch and fastpitch softball and golf.

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GIRLS SWIMMER OF YEAR: Dudley does right for Mill Creek

Constant action keeps Navy-bound swimmer's attention

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BOYS SWIMMER OF YEAR: Broncos' Trice finishes career with huge state meet

Senior's success brings plenty of accolades, college interest

McGruder goes for 30 as Kansas State topples Southern Miss

Wildcats win first NCAA game for third straight year

NCAA Tourney: Thursday/Friday TV Schedule

TV schedule for Thursday and Friday's first-round games of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'The Descendants'

Michael Clark spotlights Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" on Blu-ray.

FILM FANS: Kitsch as 'John Carter' is a bust

Local Film Fans reviewed "John Carter," the movie of the week.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Seeking Justice' is Nicolas Cage's sad attempt to gain back his credibility

Nicolas Cage's new movie, "Seeking Justice" is another bust.

THE DISH: Tweedy's Bagels, Etc.

Tweedy's offers a variety of homemade bagels, plus fresh breads, soups and desserts.

Hudgens Center holds annual soupbowl fundraiser

All proceeds benefit the center's education department.

Movie trivia contest 3/16

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

2012 List of St. Patty's Parties

Need help finding fun for St. Patricks Day? We've got you covered.

Aurora Theatre regionally premieres "Clyde 'n Bonnie: A Folktale"

The theater presents "Clyde 'n Bonnie: A Folktale," which has never been performed before.

MOVIE REVIEW: Segel perfect lead character in 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home'

The new movie, "Jeff, Who Live At Home" is part of the sub-genre known as "Mumblecore," which has managed to stay mostly under the mainstream radar while retaining its small but hugely loyal, non-conformist following.

ART BEAT: Northeast Atlanta Ballet present 'Sleeping Beauty' with the Gwinnett Symphony

The ballet will be performed at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center March 16 to 18.

Murray State wins opener with Colorado State, 58-41

Sixth-seeded Racers improve to 31-1 on the season

Man gets life without parole in Dunwoody daycare killing

A Georgia man who shot and killed a toddler's father outside a suburban Atlanta preschool has been found guilty but mentally ill.

Fire claims Buford garage

Man escapes garage fire unharmed in Buford, officials say.

Leads stand for Vermont, South Florida in NCAA openers

Teams play their way into field of 64 with Wednesday wins

Heat could break records in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) -- Forecasters say record heat is expected as a heat wave continues in Georgia.. The National Weather Service is forecasting a high temperature Thursday near 83 degrees in Atlanta.. That would break Atlanta's record high for the date of 81 degrees. That record was set in 1946 and

Metro Atlanta jobless rate rises to 9.2 percent

ATLANTA (AP) -- State labor officials say the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Atlanta rose to 9.2 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.9 percent in December.. That compares to a 10.3 percent jobless rate for metro Atlanta for January 2011.. Statistics released

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John Jones

Mr. John M. Jones, age 85, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy Jones. He is survived ...

John Mobley

John Henry Mobley, age 60, of Monroe, GA, passed away on March 13, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 770-963-2411

Mary Sapp

Mary J. Sapp, age 85, of Dacula, GA, passed away on March 14, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Shirley Failor

Shirley Jean Failor, age 84, of Duluth, GA, and formerly of Toledo, OH, passed away on March 14, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Frances Adams

Frances Adams, age 90, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away March 12, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811.

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Tarlton Dempsey

Tarlton Kelley (T. K.) Dempsey, U. S. Army Retired, age 84, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at his home. His funeral will be Saturday, March 17, 2012 ...

Thermos Mitchell

Mrs. Thermos Green Mitchell, age 98, of Charlotte, NC and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie ...

Russell Williams

Wade was born October 7, 1954 and died March 13, 2012 after a long difficult struggle with a brain tumor. He was born in Gwinnett County and lived here all ...

Carolyn Mcgill

Carolyn McGill, age 80, of Loganville, GA passed away March 13, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

Eris Gill

Eris D. Gill, 81, of Sugar Hill GA., died Friday, March 9, 2012. A memorial service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Duluth First United Methodist Church ...

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Thomas Kelly

Thomas Joseph Kelly died at home on Monday, March 12, 2012, at approximately 2:00 AM. The end came a little sooner than his adoring family had expected, but by the ...