News for Saturday, November 10, 2012


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Texas A&M stuns No. 1 Alabama

Alabama’s hopes of winning a second straight national title took a huge hit Saturday when No. 15 Texas A&M upset the host Crimson Tide, 29-24.

Veterans: What it means to me

During a recent event honoring veterans, we asked what it means to be a recognized as an American hero. Do you know a special veteran?

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Teachers 'flip' traditional learning model

A handful of teachers in Gwinnett and thousands around the country are taking the traditional idea of homework and flipping it. It's a new and radical idea that some call the wave of the future.

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Pet of the Week — Nov. 11

The lucky pet of the week is Milo. He is a terrier mix that is 3 years old.

Norcross art event to feature indy films

Independent films produced by several area filmmakers are being shown this week in Norcross.

A Day of Hope Foundation to host free event

The compassion event has activities for children, teens and adults.

Fire Officials: Time change should signal smoke-detector battery change, too

Barrow officials remind citizens that time change should mean smoke-detector battery change, too.

Sugar Hill holiday celebration set

Celebration will be held on the evening of Dec. 1

America Recycles Day is coming up

A free event at Coolray Field from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 17 will feature paper shredding, electronics recycling and tire recycling, kids activities and more.

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Papasodero — Reynolds engagement

Thomas and Theresa Ellis of St. Simons Island announce the engagement of their daughter, Ann Marie Papasodero of Grayson, to David Henry Reynolds of Lilburn, son of Sandi Reynolds of Lilburn and Phillip Reynolds of Gaston, S.C.

Auburn hosts Christmas motorcade

The event provides presents to developmental disabled patients living in Georgia's seven hospitals.

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Schoeck anniversary

David J. and Janice D. Schoeck of Braselton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 13, 1962, at St. Paul Church in Pine Lawn, Mo.

Clean Air Campaign recognizes White Oak

The Clean Air Campaign recently honored a local school for its demonstrated commitment to improving mobility and air quality.

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JENKINS: How to be a guy: kitchen clean-up 101

I know this goes against the grain, since cleaning has traditionally been regarded as women's work. Then again, men have traditionally been responsible for supporting the family financially. Any questions?

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LARSON: Reaching out to veterans with ArtReach

ArtReach is always looking for new venues for their workshops. If you would like to open your doors or help in other ways, visit

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Eselhorst — Holt engagement

Sharon Beth Eselhorst of Lawrenceville and James Ronald Holt of Greensboro announce their engagement.

GAB: UGA and Georgia Tech Blood Drive scheduled

The University of Georiga and Georiga Tech are asking students, alumni, staff and fans to help save lives by giving blood.

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New design proposed for intersection

Continuous flow intersection proposed for Buford Highway and Jimmy Carter Boulevard.

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Hundreds vie in lingerie football tryouts

More than 300 women turned out Saturday for Lingerie Football League tryouts in Fairburn. The Atlanta Steam franchise will play in Duluth, beginning next year.

Galiardi's hat trick sparks Gladiators

ESTERO, Fla. -- Forward Rylan Galiardi picked up a hat trick against his former team, and the Gwinnett Gladiators rebounded from a three-goal second period deficit to beat the Florida Everblades 7-6.. Galiardi scored the final three goals of the night the propel Gwinnett (10-3-1-0) to its seventh win

Murray, No. 5 Georgia claim SEC East title

AUBURN, Ala. -- Aaron Murray passed for 208 yards and three touchdowns, freshman tailbacks Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall each ran for more than 100 yards and No. 5 Georgia overwhelmed Auburn 38-0 on Saturday night, sending the Bulldogs back to the SEC championship game.Georgia (9-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) was

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Church hosts mortgage relief event

Hopewell Baptist Church in Norcross hosted a mortgage relief fair on Saturday for the unemployed and underemployed.

Gwinnett County road closures, Nov. 11 through 17

-- Alcovy Road fromCampbell Road to West Drowning Creek Roadwillrequire intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through February for roadway improvements associated with Sugarloaf Parkway extension.. -- Creek Hollow Way is closed through November for drainage improvements. The detour route will be Creek Hollow Way to Creek

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PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: South shows it can win with less offense

Prep football notes from around Gwinnett County for games of Nov. 9

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Georgia Tech rolls to record-setting 68-50 win vs. UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- They score 118 points all the time in the Atlantic Coast Conference -- on the basketball courts, not on the football fields.. Georgia Tech and North Carolina blew up the scoreboard Saturday in the highest scoring game in ACC history. Even after the Yellow Jackets' wild

Fire engulfs Lawrenceville home

Gwinnett firefighters responded to an incident at a residence in Lawrenceville early Saturday morning.

Principal for a Day begins this week

American Education Week begins this week, and to commemorate the annual milestone Gwinnett County Public Schools is holding its annual Principal for a Day.

Wesleyan hoops team has shot at history

County also has a streak on the line this basketball season

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Wesleyan earns split decision with Westminster at state meet

Wesleyan girls win state cross country title, boys second

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Broncos bring girls cross country title back to Gwinnett

Brookwood girls bring cross country title back to Gwinnett

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Mill Creek, Brickell celebrate contrasting titles

Mill Creek won the Class AAAAAA Boys State Cross Country Meet. Peachtree Ridge's Josh Brickell won the individual title.

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PARKER: Romney's not to blame; the party is

WASHINGTON -- The headline was inevitable: "What went wrong?". Seriously?.

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GREEN: Thanks for five fruitful years, Gwinnett

My inbox at the newspaper contains emails from people who are dead.. I wouldn't say this type of communique is disturbing as much as it is peculiar. The emails seem to have the potential for continued interaction; the voices feel alive.

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WOODALL: An inspiring story

On this Veterans Day, I want to share an inspiring story with you about the development and progress of the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.. Today, media reports are filled with stories about the failures of the federal government, and with good reason.

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CEPEDA: Tips for GOP outreach

CHICAGO -- Of all the morning-after fretting about the future of the Republican Party's relevance in a majority-minority country, GOP strategist Chuck Warren's comment was my favorite: "To be frank, we're a 'Mad Men' party in a 'Modern Family' world."

James Maddox

Mr. James Preston Maddox, age 45, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012. He is survived by his brothers and sister in law, Gary and Debby Maddox, Jackson ...

Royce Baker

Royce Baker, age 53, of Conyers, GA, passed away November 9, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Richard Laino

Richard P. Laino, age 73, of Duluth, GA passed away on October 9, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. 770-277-4550.