News for Friday, March 2, 2012


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No. 15 Georgia Tech women edge UNC 54-53 in ACCs

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Tyaunna Marshall scored 21 points and had the go-ahead basket with 1:35 left to help No. 15 Georgia Tech beat North Carolina 54-53 in Friday's quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.. Mo Bennett and Metra Walthour each scored 11 for the fourth-seeded Yellow Jackets

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Galivan leads Gladiators' comeback against Trenton

DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Gladiators got their first lead of the game with 1:45 left in regulation and defeated lowly Trenton 8-6 in an offensive blitzkrieg Friday night at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.. The Gladiators added an empty netter after Pat Galivan's second goal of the game finally pushed

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Smothering defense lifts Buford past Heard Co. and into Final Four

Buford girls head to Final Four again with win over Heard County

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GAC season comes to abrupt end

Defending state champion GAC was upset in the state quarterfinals.

YARBROUGH: Legislators cut-and-run on public schools

State legislators cut and run on public schools. Dear Public School Teachers: The "school choice" crowd in the General Assembly is after you again. I am beginning to think this is all your fault.. Evidently, you did something to them in their prepubescent period that has scarred them for life

Radmanovic, Hawks rally past Bucks 99-94

ATLANTA -- Vladimir Radmanovic made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 11.9 seconds remaining and the Atlanta Hawks rallied in the final period to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 99-94 on Friday night.. Jannero Pargo scored 11 points, all in the fourth quarter. The Hawks, playing without leading scoring Joe Johnson

MLB expanding playoff format from 8 teams to 10

NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball expanded its playoff format to 10 teams Friday, adding a second wild-card in each league.. The decision establishes a new one-game, wild-card round in each league between the teams with the best records who are not division winners, meaning a third

PREP ROUNDUP: North Gwinnett one-hits Dacula for a 6-0 win

Recap of Friday's prep action

Tornado warning lifted; watch extended to 5 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has extended the tornado watch for Gwinnett County until 5 a.m.

Falcons place franchise tag on cornerback Grimes

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons on Friday placed the franchise tag on cornerback Brent Grimes, assuring he will receive more than $10 million if he signs the tender.. Grimes, who led the team with 17 passes defensed in 2011, is one of the most important names in an unusually large

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GWINNETT GRADS: Brown dominating USC-Aiken foes

A look at Gwinnett products excelling beyond their high school days

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Death toll from twisters rises to 32 in 4 states

Powerful storms leveled small towns in southern Indiana, transforming entire blocks of homes into piles of debris, tossing school buses into a home and a restaurant and causing destruction so severe it was difficult to tell what was once there.

Gwinnett under tornado watch

Forecasters say a tornado watch has been issued in parts of northwest Georgia and much of the central part of the state, including Gwinnett County.

President Obama joins in assailing Limbaugh slur of student

NEW YORK -- Stepping into an emerging culture clash over women, President Barack Obama made a supportive phone call Friday to a law student who testified before Congress about the need for birth control coverage, only to be called a "slut" by Rush Limbaugh.. For Obama, it was an emphatic

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Read Across America day helps students, teachers celebrate books

A national reading awareness event Friday urged children across the states to pick up a book. Students all over Gwinnett County participated in different ways--from dressing as their favorite literary characters to sitting down and listening for storytime.

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Violent Snellville suspect turns himself in

Michael Charles Stephens, 30, accused of battery and making terroristic threats

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Lawrenceville defense attorney arrested in court on felony charges

Lawrenceville attorney arrested in court on felony contempt charge.

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Man gets life sentence in '08 murder of Lilburn businessman

Demarcus Crawford second member of robbing crew to receive life sentence in death of Tedla Lemma

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Missing persons alert issued for Duluth man with schizophrenia

44-year-old last seen in the area of Boogs Road in Duluth

Sanctions lifted for Gwinnett, radar returns

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Watch that lead foot.. Police across Gwinnett are expected to be out soon with radar guns, the first time in more than a year, after sanctions were lifted by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs late Friday.. The move comes nearly a month after county and city officials

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Suwanee's Annandale Village breaks ground on facility

Annandale Village on Friday broke ground on a $2.1 million continued care facility to support 16 residents.

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Gwinnett Tech student wins big for pear recipe

Jennifer Williams, a student in the culinary arts program at Gwinnett Technical College, recently took home the national grand prize for her original recipe at the 2012 USA Pears Culinary Student Competition.

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Gingrich helped build conservative base

Though Georiga is hardly a given for him, many Republican figures in the state still credit Newt Gingrich with many conservative accomplishments.

More than 140,000 ballots cast in Ga. primary

ATLANTA (AP) -- More than 140,000 Georgia residents have cast early ballots ahead of the state's Republican presidential primary on Super Tuesday.. Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office reports that 116,800 people had walked into polling stations by the close of business Thursday to vote in advance. In-person early

Tourism plays big role in Gwinnett economy, report says

Report shows hospitality accounts for 10,000 jobs. The economic impact grew by 10 percent in 2011.

Georgia under threat of tornadoes, severe storms

ATLANTA (AP) -- Forecasters say isolated tornadoes are possible in parts of north Georgia and much of the central part of the state.. The National Weather Service says that strong wind shear will fuel the risk for severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes in the area.. The weather service says the

No. 1 Kentucky cruises past Bulldogs

UGA loses by 30 in Lexington

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MOVIE REVIEW: Plant life is scarce in Seuss' green fable

Review: Plant life is scarce in Seuss' green fable.

FILM FANS: 'Wanderlust' has lackluster script, humor

Local residents reviewed "Wanderlust," the movie of the week.

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ART BEAT: 'Duluth Reads' returns featuring author Jack Riggs

In 2012, "Duluth Reads" will include two separate events, a Book Talk on March 13 and a Meet the Author event on March 16.

By venue

37 Main. 37 E. Main St., Buford. 678-288-2030. Today: Aclarion. -- Saturday: US. -- March 9: The Ruckus. -- March 10: Fan Halen40 Watt Club. 285 W. Washington St., Athens. 706-549-7871. Today and Saturday: Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven. -- Tuesday: J. Roddy Walston & the Business

Movie trivia contest 3/2

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

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Project X’ shows unlimited chaos of unsupervised teens

Movie critic Michael Clark gives teen flick "Project X" two stars.

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THE DISH: Sushikita

Suwanee's Sushikita offers high quality sushi at reasonable prices for locals.

GEHC reopens Treetop Quest for the warmer months

Buford's GEHC welcomes back its thrill seeking attraction on March 3.


Michael Clark spotlights Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" on Blu-ray.

Large local yard sale open to public

Residents are selling goods at the annual Yard Sale and Craft Fair at Best Friend Park's gym March 3.

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Local art exhibit holds opening for children, teen and adult artists

The Hudgens Center holds open reception for four exhibits March 3.

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James "Bobby" Williams

James R. “Bobby” Williams, age 65 of Bethlehem, passed away Wednesday February 29, 2012. Memorial Service will be held at 4 PM Sunday March 4, 2012 in the ...

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Danny Burke Sr

Danny Carl Burke, Sr. passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Burke was born in Sprigg, West Virginia on May 29, 1941 to Frank and ...

Ronnie Sigers

Mr. Ronnie Sigers, age 54, of Loganville, GA passed away on February 27, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Helen White

Helen White, age 87, of Duluth, GA, passed away February 29, 2012. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

Hsiu Wang

Hsiu Si Wang, 78, of Lawrenceville, GA., died February 28, 2012. Arrangements are pending with by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Opal Anderson

Opal Anderson, age 91, of Norcross, GA, passed away February 28, 2012. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

Milton Brownlee

Milton Brownlee, age 54, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Monday, February 27, 2012. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Ashley Brownlee; mother, Sabra Ann Brownlee; sisters, Debra Banks ...

Charles Macon

Charles Wilson Macon, age 80, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Dorothy Mcmichen

Dorothy McMichen, age 90, of Snellville, Georgia, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Patricia & Herb Feldman of ...

William Hudson

Mr. William Harrell Hudson age 69 of Braselton died Wednesday February 29, 2012. Little-Ward Funeral Home Commerce, GA.

Henry Ledbetter

Mr. Henry Royce Ledbetter, age 70 of Winder passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

Wanda Prough

Mrs. Wanda Prough, age 64, of Winder, Georgia died February 29, 2012. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements. 770/867-1361.

Steven Seeley

Mr. Steven John Seeley, age 37 of Winder passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

Robert Sumser

Robert F. Sumser, age 53, of Buford, GA passed away on February 20, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Charles Maddox Jr

Mr. Charles O. Maddox, Jr., age 91, of Winder, GA passed away on February 29, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553.