News for Monday, November 12, 2012


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Ga. officer killed when struck by hit-and-run driver

A Henry County police officer has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver Monday night in Stockbridge.

UPS ends grants to Boy Scouts over discrimination

The philanthropic arm of shipping giant UPS said it will no longer give money to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group discriminates against gays.

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Youngstown St. upsets UGA men's hoops, 68-56

The Georgia men's basketball team only made 10 field goals in the first half and fell to Youngstown State on Monday.

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FSU coach Fisher apologizes for crude comment

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher has apologized for using the term “retarded” to explain his team’s ranking in the BCS standings.

Lilburn adopts emergency plan

LILBURN -- Every four years, the cities in Gwinnett County are asked to formulate a plan to mitigate any disaster in case of emergency.. In Lilburn, Mayor Johnny Crist and the City Council have adopted the county emergency operations plan which will allow the city to receive grant funding after

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Gordon fined $100K, docked points for wrecking Bowyer

Jeff Gordon, who triggered an ugly fight during Sunday’s race when he intentionally wrecked Clint Bowyer, is punished by NASCAR.

Duluth honors outgoing planning director

DULUTH -- Glen Coyne has spent the last two years helping with the development of Duluth.. At Monday's City Council meeting, Coyne was honored for his service as he prepares to move north to become the executive director of the Cuyahoga County planning commission in Cleveland.. "I've really enjoyed my

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Winder toddler suffers setback

The Winder toddler who was injured by a tree limb last month suffered a setback on Sunday night.

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Police: Atlanta news anchor arrested in DUI crash

A news anchor for Fox 5 Atlanta has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after authorities say she caused a wrong-way crash on a city street.

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Snellville therapy center battling 'wrongful' foreclosure

Parkwood Farms, which provides therapy for autistic children, recently received an eviction notice but is fighting the process in federal court.

Gwinnett's new pro golf tourney targets local charities

Majority of beneficiaries are organizations within Gwinnett County

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Gwinnett teams get fresh start as football playoffs begin

Gwinnett teams get fresh start as state football playoffs begin

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Gwinnett Football League crowns its champions

A game-by-game look at the youth football feeder league's championship matchups

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Remains belong to missing Gwinnett Army vet

Jason Michael Roark, Iraq war veteran, was reported missing in 2006

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Registration open for Rinehart family fundraiser

A non-profit organization has organized a fundraising event for the family of the late Hannah Rinehart.

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Shiloh celebrates birthday of 88-year-old employee

Students and staff at Shiloh Elementary celebrated the birthday of an 88-year-old cafeteria worker on Monday outside the school.

Grant allows ministry to help homeless vets

Leaders announce a grant to help veterans in Lawrenceville Monday.

G-Braves fill managerial void

Ready joins Braves from Texas organization

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Ralston to continue as Georgia House Speaker

The newly elected Democratic and Republican caucuses of the Georgia House of Representatives have chosen their leaders for the next two years.

Wesleyan's Andrews gets SEC honor for play in UGA win

Offensive line play was impressive as the Bulldogs clinched the SEC East title with a win over Auburn

Gwinnett honors veterans during ceremony

Lawrenceville saluted military veterans in its annual Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.

5 people hurt in crash involving school bus, cars

Authorities say five people have been taken to hospitals in an accident that involved a school bus and two cars in Newton County.

Railroad worker dies in fall from parked train

Authorities say an autopsy is being planned for a railroad worker who died in a fall from a parked train in Macon.

Father sought by police after toddler shot in leg

Authorities are searching for a father accused of shooting his infant son in the leg.

Man struck, killed by Jeep in Cobb Co.

Cobb County police have identified a pedestrian killed by a Jeep as 55-year-old Jose Luis Zamarripa-Perez of Smyrna.

Roswell considers removing red light cameras

An Atlanta suburb might scrap its red light cameras, which are designed to nab motorists who run red lights.

Missing girl found safe in Norcross

A 14-year-old girl missing from Glenville over the weekend was found on Monday morning in Norcross.

Half-dozen inmates break out of Ga. county jail

Authorities say three suspects remained at large Sunday night after six inmates escaped from the Emanuel County Jail.