News for Wednesday, March 21, 2012


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Saints' Payton suspended for season by NFL

Saints head coach Sean Payton suspended without pay for 2012 season by NFL.

Johnson's shot sends Hawks to 103-102 overtime win over Cavs

ATLANTA -- Joe Johnson hit a tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation and knocked down a baseline jumper with 10 seconds left in overtime, giving the Atlanta Hawks a 103-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.. The Hawks rallied from 16 points down early on and

PREP ROUNDUP: Brookwood rallies to beat Shiloh in 8-inning thriller

A recap of Wednesday's high school sports action

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South's heart and soul, Sayre has stuck by her school

The game could easily have been out of reach after 15 minutes.. Dacula could easily have been up 3-0 on South Gwinnett in their region opener last week.. If not for goalkeeper Mallory Sayre.. The senior already had stopped three sure goals midway through the first half.. Then she raced

HAMMOCK: Major upgrade for high school soccer

GHSA makes great move with championship venues at Silverbacks Park, Kennesaw State

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Gearrin making strong spring statement for Braves

Preseason notes on Gwinnett's minor league baseball team

UNC's Marshall out of cast after wrist surgery

Point guard's status still in doubt for Friday game with Ohio

Mitchell hopes to help Georgia on offense, defense

ATHENS -- Malcolm Mitchell doesn't lack confidence that he can star at receiver and cornerback for Georgia.. Two days into spring practice, Mitchell is getting more comfortable in his switch to cornerback despite a considerable language barrier of sorts.. "Terrible," Mitchell said with a smile Wednesday night. "I didn't

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Pitching, key defensive plays help Mill Creek edge Duluth

HOSCHTON -- Another day, another mound duel in pitching-rich Region 7-AAAAA.. This time, it was Mill Creek's Cody Pugh squaring off against Duluth's Zack Erwin, and once again, each went the distance.. But defense turned out to be the key as Pugh outdueled Erwin to help the Hawks

Florida, Marquette riding late-season momentum

Teams rebound after swoons

Izzo, Pitino consistent winners

Coaches at the forefront of Sweet 16 matchup

Ohio State-Cincy showdown highlights big tourney for Ohio

State has four schools in NCAA's Sweet 16

N.C. State peaking at round of 16

Wolfpack's next task is second-seeded Kansas

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Norcross employee arrested on drug charges

Anthony Mabe, 53, of the Norcross Housing Authority arrested after traffic stop in Hall County allegedly produced a pipe and cocaine residue

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CEPEDA: The reluctant Syrian activist

CHICAGO -- Hadia Zarzour's mental outlook has steadily deteriorated from excited hopefulness about her future into an anxiety-fueled countdown over her pending return to her Syrian homeland.

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KING: GOP vs illegal alien lobby in Gold Dome battle on public college education for illegals

In my opinion, Georgia taxpayers should not be forced to fund public classroom college seats for people in this country illegally.

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THOMAS: For government: No limits

Are there no limits on government's power, no place where it cannot go?

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GMC first hospital to adopt patient gift registry

Registry aimed at giving loved ones, the public chance to help patients in need

Controversial city attorney's bills paid in Snellville

City attorney issue lingers in Snellville.

2 women plead not guilty in girl's running death

GADSDEN, Ala. -- Two women have pleaded not guilty in the death of a 9-year-old Alabama girl who authorities say was run to death as punishment for lying.

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No deaths reported after 7.4 quake in Mexico

MEXICO CITY -- A powerful earthquake that shook Mexico from its massive capital to its resort-studded southern coast damaged hundreds of homes and sent thousands of panicked people fleeing from swaying office buildings, yet apparently didn't cause a single death.. As of early Wednesday, there were still no reports

Feds: Young inmates abused at private Miss. prison

The Justice Department says juveniles were subjected to sexual misconduct and other abuses at a privately run Mississippi prison, though the report comes three weeks after plans were revealed to move youth to another facility.

Oakland to pay legal fees in public search by cops

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The City Council has agreed to pay the lawyers for two men whose pants were pulled down by police on a public street more than $832,000 in legal fees.

Parents of dead Fla. teen to appear at NYC march

NEW YORK -- The father of a black teenager shot to death by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida said he was "honored" by a march being planned for New York City in support of his son.

Girl, 11, sues Pa. district over school drug tests

LANCASTER, Pa. -- A central Pennsylvania middle school student is suing her district over a drug testing policy that's required if she wants to participate in choir and other activities.

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Jets, Broncos complete trade for QB Tim Tebow

The Broncos and the Jets have completed a trade to send quarterback Tim Tebow to New York.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Commission candidate announces endorsement, initiative

Citizens for a Responsible Government endorses Dacula man seeking commission post; judicial candidate to host fundraiser.

Payout in police-involved fatal crash in jury's hands

Jurors in civil trial tasked with deciding value of man's life who was killed by a speeding officer.

Local business leader addresses GGC students

It was standing room only in Georgia Gwinnett College's 650-seat LVIS room as the school of business and marketing welcomed Brian Perdue, CEO and founder of the 124 Group in Gwinnett County.

Volunteers ready to pack meals for the hungry

The second annual Gwinnett County and Sugarloaf United Methodist Church From Hunger to Hope food pack is scheduled for Friday through Sunday. Gwinnett residents will join members of the church at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.

Lawrenceville Navy vet sentenced on child porn charges

23-year-old Lawrenceville man charged with distributing child pornography to an undercover agent

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Father, daughter Latin teachers rake in awards

A father and daughter who work in Gwinnett County Public Schools have both been recogizned at the state level for their work as Latin teachers. The father said teaching the language is a family passion.

Leaders work to unite community in Norcross

People come together to kickstart effort aimed at bridging the diversity community in Norcross.

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Suspected rapist ID'd via DNA

DNA links 27-year-old man to two seperate sexual assaults on women near Norcross, police say.

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Eastside will now offer angioplasty, heart stenting

CEO: Eastside now has "best available heart care"

GAB: Local man elected credit union chairman

During its annual board elections, the Credit Union National Association recently named Mike Mercer as chairman of the trade group. Mercer is president and CEO of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates.

Driver entrapped in collision with donut truck

Two drivers were hospitalized in stable condition when a station wagon collided with a donut delivery truck near downtown Lawrenceville this morning.

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Tim Tebow traded from Broncos to Jets

Quarterback Tim Tebow has been traded from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets

MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Hunger Games'

Michael Clark reviews the highly anticipated "The Hunger Games," which releases on March 23.

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Starbucks to open plant in Georgia

Starbucks is building a new plant in Georgia that will make its Via instant coffee and ingredients for Frappucinos sold both in Starbucks outlets and in grocery stores.

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Pollen count drops, still considered extremely high

By Wednesday morning, the pollen count had fallen to 5,174 from 9,369 on Tuesday.

Family reports attack at ice cream shop

Police in Duluth say a man armed with a rock tried to rob a family with their 2-year-old daughter outside an ice cream shop.

Junior Holman

Mr. John Junior Holman, age 82, of Auburn, GA passed away on Monday, March 19, 2012. He was preceded in death by his sons, Larry Holman and Terry Holman; daughter ...

Bruce Godfrey

Bruce Godfrey, age 46, of Lilburn, GA, died March 20, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Mari Lou Watson

Mari Lou Watson, age 53, of Buford, GA, passed away on March 20, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Hazel Maddox

Mrs. Hazel Holland Maddox of Buford, GA, passed away on March 20, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

William Mccullers

William Leonard McCullers, age 83, of Loganville, GA passed away March 20, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

Wilma Whitlow

Wilma J. Whitlow, age 70, of Norcross, GA died suddenly Saturday, March 17, 2012. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924.

Kenneth Meek, Jr.

Kenneth Mueborn Meek, Jr., age 71, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away March 19, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811.

Irence Echols

Irene Samples Echols, age 83 of Duluth, passed away Sunday March 18, 2012. Irene was a lifelong resident of Duluth and was preceded in death by her husband of 38 ...

Martha "Jane" Hardwick

Martha “Jane” Hardwick, age 75, of Berkeley Lake, GA, passed away March 19, 2012. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

John Perry

John Fincher Perry, age 80 of Duluth died March 19, 2012. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel. (770) 476-2535.

Dorothy "Dot" Garrett

Dorothy “Dot” Wall Garrett, age 86, of Winder, GA passed away March 19, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Phyllis Cline

Mrs. Phyllis Cox Cline, age 84, of Buford, GA, passed away on March 20, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Richard Gerritz

Richard Robert Gerritz, age 58 of Tucker, GA, died March 12, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.