News for Saturday, March 17, 2012


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Teague's 24 leads Kentucky over Iowa State

Freshman Marquis Teague scored a career-high 24 points and top seed Kentucky put together another complete performance with a dominating second-half run in an 87-71 victory over Iowa State

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Barnes, McDermott reunite in regional game

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- As Harrison Barnes and Doug McDermott won state championships together as high school teammates in Iowa, Barnes became one of the nation's top recruits while McDermott was the overlooked teammate.. They'll take the court on opposite sides today -- Barnes for North Carolina, McDermott for Creighton --

South Florida taps coach Heath's NCAA tournament experience

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- South Florida redshirt senior Ron Anderson Jr. is a bit of an aficionado of teams making unexpected runs deep into the NCAA tournament, and his personal favorite is VCU's streak to the Final Four last season.. Just don't ask the forward to compare his 12th-seeded Bulls

Late rally comes up short as Force fall to Storm

Late report from Georgia Force's loss Friday to the Tampa Bay Storm

Force's McAlmont honored by the AFL

Georgia Force brief for Sunday

PREP ROUNDUP: Miller's hit lifts Lions to win

A look at Saturday's prep sports action.

Goosen, Furyk tied for lead at Transitions Championship

PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Retief Goosen felt so much pain in his lower back that he decided to pull out of next week's tournament and get treatment. One day later, he found himself atop the leaderboard in the Transitions Championship.. Goosen ran off three straight birdies late in his round

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Gladiators clinch playoff berth with thrilling comeback over Greenville

DULUTH -- Down two goals after a lackluster first period, Gwinnett Gladiators captain Paul Flache lit a fire.. The towering defenseman dropped the gloves with Greenville's Jason Wilson 15 seconds into the second period and sparked a furious comeback.. Gwinnett scored four unanswered goals to bury the rival Road Warriors

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Downtown Lawrenceville a sea of green for St. Patrick's Day

Thousands turn out for sunny day at the Square at Lawrenceville's second annual Spring Fling.

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Broadway comes to Aurora with 'Clyde 'n Bonnie'

The local theater welcomes a Broadway team to produce musical, "Clyde 'n Bonnie: A Folktale."

Syracuse rolls past Kansas St. 75-59

PITTSBURGH -- Scoop Jardine had 16 points and eight assists to lead top-seeded Syracuse to a 75-59 victory over eighth-seeded Kansas State on Saturday in the third round of the East Regional.. James Southerland added 15 points for the Orange (33-2), who didn't wait until the final minutes

Person shot in Buford

Few details released about Friday shooting, including condition of victim.

G-Braves set to begin exhibition games

The G-Braves will have a greater player changeover than usual in 2012.

Top-seeded UConn rolls to first round 83-47 victory

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points to help top-seeded Connecticut beat Prairie View A&M 83-47 on Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament.. Mosqueda-Lewis matched the school record set by Jamelle Elliott in 1993 for points by a Huskies player

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Sadler wins Nationwide Series race at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Elliott Sadler went 14 years without a victory in the Nationwide Series. Now, he has two in the last three weeks.. Sadler picked up his second victory of the season Saturday when his crew chief left him out on the track on old tires during the final

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Kurt Busch hoping to snap streak of bad luck

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- If Kurt Busch had any doubt he's stuck in a run of bad luck, it was probably confirmed when he hit a bird in one of the final practices for the Daytona 500.. "It was like hitting a six-pound bowling ball," he grimaced Saturday.. Alas

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BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Bolden adapts and thrives at North

Daily Post Boys Basketball Player of the Year is North Gwinnett's Chris Bolden

2012 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County Basketball

2011-12 Daily Post All-County Basketball Team

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GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Norcross' DeShields proves toughness throughout season

Daily Post Girls Basketball Player of the Year Diamond DeShields of Norcross

Beachy strikes out six in four innings for Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Dan Uggla appears to be on track for a much better start this season, and Brandon Beachy is getting closer to being ready for opening day, too.. Uggla homered in his third straight game and Beachy struck out six in four innings while giving up two hits

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O'REILLY: The media endorse Barack Obama

A Pew survey taken in January found that 67 percent of Americans believe there is bias in news coverage. They are right, and it is toward the left.

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WIGGINS: New program aims to clean up abandoned, neglected properties

The first impression of a community is formed within 30 seconds. Once a negative impression is created, it is very difficult to reverse.

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CEPEDA: Deported, and now childless

CHICAGO -- Wasteful, senseless and cruel. How better to describe the ridiculous battle that Felipe Montes is waging to be reunited with his three U.S.-born children?

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Ross' 2-run double leads Braves' over Mets 3-2

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- David Ross hit a go-ahead, two-run double in a three-run eighth inning Saturday that led an Atlanta Braves' split-squad over the New York Mets 3-2.. Mets starter Jonathon Niese allowed six hits -- all singles -- in 5 scoreless innings with

3rd-place team could become World Series champion

TAMPA, Fla. -- A third-place team winning the World Series?. Joe Maddon thought about the possibility.. "There's no bellyaching," the Tampa Bay Rays manager said. "You know it's a possibility, so why are you going to cry about it at the end of the year?". First place

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Thousands jam Savannah for St. Patrick's parade

SAVANNAH -- If buying beer at breakfast time means waiting in line for 30 minutes, it must be St. Patrick's Day in Savannah.

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Knutson — Kikley

John and Lisa Knutson of Hoschton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Payge Knutson of Atlanta, to Joseph Louis Kikly of Atlanta, son of John and Jana Lynch of San Mateo, Fla.

Dacula Elementary hosts 5K, fundraiser

On March 24, the school hosts a race to raise money for its PTA and running club.

Duluth seeks top dog

The city of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department and the Duluth Historical Society will announce Duluth's Top Dog to serve as mayor of the Chattapoochee Dog Park at Rogers Bridge Park on April 28.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Sweetwater students plant garden

Students of Sweetwater Middle School and Grand Valley State University planted a garden, installed bird feeders and painted a mural at Sweetwater on March 9.

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JENKINS: If it's worth saying, it's worth saying so nobody can understand

Say what? People talk a lot but don't really say much these days.

LEGO event planned at Discover Mills

Discover Mills will host "LEGO Creation Nation" from March 30-April 1, a large scale building evnet to create a one-of-a-kind model of the United States.

Barrow department awarded car seat mini-grant

Mini-Grant received by Barrow County from the state will help enhance car seat safety.

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Hood — West

David and Cheryl Hood of Lawreneville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Elizabeth Hood of Lawrenceville, to Jonathan Harris West of Duluth, son of Vernon and Susan West of Dunwoody.

Sugar Hill to host Earth Day celebration, 'Touch A Truck' event

Day's events to include yard sale, touch-a-truck and performing arts displays

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LARSON: You can have it all, if you know where to look

Nakia Williams is proof that you don't have to have a big corporate job to have "it all." She's found all she needs, and all her customers need, at her store SOJE Emporium in Lawrenceville.

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Randalow — Harkey

Martin and Linda Randalow of Suwanee announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Diann Randalow of Suwanee, to Joshua Douglas Harkey of Lawrenceville, son of Tim and Natalie Harkey of Lawrenceville.

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Franklin — Tunnell

Stacy Franklin of Lawrenceville announces the engagement of her daughter, Dez Franklin of Sweetwater, Tenn., to Stephen Tunnell of Sweetwater, son of Junior and Carol Tunnell of Lawrenceville.

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Spring break ideas for 2012

Check out the GDP's list of spring break must-dos this year.

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60th anniversary — Landress

Harold and Polly Braswell Landress of Loganville, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Free teen driving course offered in Suwanee

The Suwanee Police Department will have a free teen driving course for parents and teens.

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NGHS Relay for Life chapter looks for new goal

The North Gwinnett High School chapter raised $75,000 for Relay for Life last year, and has set a goal of $100,000 this year.

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North's Chris Bolden already eyeing transition to Georgia Tech

North's Chris Bolden already eyeing transition to Georgia Tech.

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Suwanee couple fondly remembers home before QuikTrip

The couple who sold nearly four acres to QuikTrip for its new gas station at Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Satellite Boulevard talks about their decision and transition from Suwanee.

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Coach Mac remembered as pillar at North Gwinnett

Kenneth McDaniel, North Gwinnett High School's first baseball and basketball coach, is remembered as a stern but caring teacher. McDaniel, who was also North's principal from 1969-73, died on March 7. He was 80.

Citizens experience life as police officers

In its ninth year, Suwanee's Citizens Police Academy gives regular people the chance to see the day-to-day activities of police officers.

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Suwanee car wash owner places customer service at top

Squeaky's Car Wash and Lube has been open for three years and is run by Virginia native Alan VanCampen, who also owns car washes in Florida.

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North girls meet high expectations in landmark season

A wrap up of the 2012 North Gwinnett girls basketball season

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Roberts Elementary principal emphasizes college planning

Under Dion Jones' leadership, Roberts Elementary students are thinking about college on a daily basis. It's just one way the principal is putting his mark on the two-year-old school.

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Lilburn authority to purchase former sewage plant property for $1.3 million

Lilburn's "Big League Dreams" plan could move forward with decision to buy land once used for sewage plant.

In second year, SPCA expects more in Run for the Rescues

The Georgia SPCA will have a 5K race on March 24 to raise money for the non-profit, which rescues and adopts pets.

Road closures, March 18 through 24

Gwinnett County road closures, March 18 through 24

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Kirby sworn in as House member; forum to be held for Peachtree Corners

Loganville businessman takes oath of office as state representative; Peachtree Corners candidates face off before runoff.

Ga. drug testing likely to face legal challenges

A push to require drug tests for people seeking welfare payments in Georgia is nearly certain to be challenged in court if passed, as judges have already struck down similar laws in other states.

Coleman Watkins

Coleman Crabtree, age 47, of Winder, GA, died Thursday, March 15, 2012. Arrangements by Ward’s Funeral Home 758 Main Street S.W. Gainesville in charge of arrangements.

Annie Wheeler

Annie Lou Wheeler, age 92, of Winder, GA passed away March 15, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Unita Kay Moore

Ms. Unita Kay Moore, age 54, of Buford, GA, passed away on March 15, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Michael Davis

Mr. Michael C. Davis age 53 of Duluth, Georgia passed away, Thursday, March 15, 2012 at West Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Davis was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 5 ...

Beatrice Allen

Beatrice Allen, age 76, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on March 15, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Ana Hardt

Ana J. Hardt, age 9, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel. (770) 476-2535.

Douglas Pritchett

General Douglas Pritchett, age 86, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away March 15, 2012. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

Grady Robinson

Mr. Grady Robinson, of Gainesville, GA passed away March 15, 2012. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999.

Benson "Benny" Smith

Mr. Benson “Benny” Smith, age 61, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Smith; grandparents, Horace ...

Daily Post All-County Wrestling Team

The Daily Post's All-County wrestling team.

Duluth officials weigh in on mall

Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris said Simon Property Group’s withdrawal of ownership from Gwinnett Place Mall represents a need for the community to rally together.

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Mom arrested after kids found wandering street

Records show a Norcross woman is being deported after her young daughters were found wandering alone near Beaver Ruin Road this week.

PREP ROUNDUP: Duluth nips Norcross 4-3 in 10 innings

Friday's high school sports roundup

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North girls soccer beats sixth-ranked Mill Creek

Gwinnett’s most accomplished girls soccer program of the previous two seasons has suffered through its share of struggles early this season.

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Local homeschooler gets third place in contest

Elite word ninjas battled it out Friday, enunciating their way through consonants, vowels and the occasional silent letter.

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Gladiators seven-game winning streak snapped

The Gladiators remain at the top of the Eastern Conference standings, but couldn’t match Cincinnati’s urgency in front of a vociferous 6,054 in the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

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Seckinger shines as Mill Creek edges Mountain View 2-1

Mill Creek defeated Mountain View on Friday.

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WRESTLER OF THE YEAR: Shiloh’s Mosley wins state title with dominating season

A year ago when Ryan Mosley lost in the semifinals of the state wrestling tournament, he knew he needed to do something different.

Braves’ Vizcaino to see specialist on Monday

It is no longer a question of whether Arodys Vizcaino will start the year with Atlanta or Gwinnett. Now it’s whether he will pitch at all this season.

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Testimony: Spat over dinner sparked sister’s killing

An argument about a dinner of hot dogs led a Buford man to bash his sister in the head, cut her throat and plunge a pocket knife into the base of her skull in the apartment they shared, according to testimony Friday in Gwinnett Magistrate Court.

MUST READ: Fla. couple kept 12-year-old boy locked in closet

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Workers said the boy resembled a concentration camp survivor.