News for Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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Falcons part ways with one-time star DE Edwards, make other roster moves

Late Monday evening just before midnight, the Falcons announce they decided to cut under-performing defensive end Ray Edwards. (ADDS: Falcons place TE Gallarda on injured reserve)

Super Six Swimming and Diving profiles

The Daily Post's preseason selections for the top boys and girls swimmers and divers in Gwinnett County

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Collins Hill boys kick off season with win over Central

Collins Hill's boys basketball team may have started last season 0-8, but the Eagles made sure this year's campaign won't be a repeat of that.

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Falcons lineman visits therapy farm for disabled

Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux: "It pretty much was a no-brainer for me coming out here and helping these kids"

Winder water department wins awards

WINDER -- City Water Distribution Director Roger Wilhelm announced Tuesday that the staff in his department recently won two prestigious state awards. The first award, the "Golden Backhoe," is bestowed to the water department with the best record for safety and "preventable damage," or the fewest incidents of

Sugar Hill delays City Hall grand opening

SUGAR HILL -- Sugar Hill residents who've circled Dec. 1 on their calendar will need to flip the page and recircle.. Gwinnett's fourth-largest city hoped to have its new City Hall complete enough for a public preview the night of the city's downtown tree lighting, but instead announced at

Construction closures break for holidays

Georgia DOT suspends construction-related lane closures for holiday period.

Norcross to host girls basketball showcase this week

Showcase features three days of basketball with top teams

SWIM/DIVE ROUNDUP: Broncos, Eagles split season-opening meet

A recap of this past weekend's high school swimming and diving meets

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Brookwood's Muller works her way into an elite swimmer

N.C. State-bound senior, who set a pair of county-meet records last season, aims for a big finish to her high school career

GAC to host Wednesday event for college-bound seniors

Spartans' celebration to feature two basketball, one softball and one lacrosse player

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Mill Creek's Hoffman to sign with Catawba volleyball

Senior earned all-area, all-county honors this past season

Parkview to honor softball signees this week

Seniors helped Panthers to state playoffs this past season

Diamond Club honors county's best in high school softball

Archer racks up in the club's list of top individual award-winners

Davis, DeShields make All-USA team

Senior standouts, both veterans of USA Basketball play, get more accolades

North's Brown headed to USC-Aiken for baseball

Right-hander follows his older brother to college program

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Georgia Force's trip to national tourney a success

Home-school football team bounces back from opening loss

Duluth to host signing celebration for three college-bound seniors

Basketball, softball and lacrosse players will be celebrated at event

Gladiators' Lee named goalie of week

Gwinnett Gladiators goaltender Mike Lee was named the ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of Nov. 5-11. It is the second time this season the netminder has won the award.. Lee helped the Gladiators extend their winning streak to eight games and remain in first in the ECHL's

PREP FOOTBALL: Offensive Honor Roll

A look at the top offensive performances from the Nov. 9 high school football games

PREP FOOTBALL: Defensive Honor Roll

A look at the top defensive performances from the Nov. 9 high school football games

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Central's Justin Brownlee

Wide receiver's big game pushes his season totals for catches and yards past all-time county marks

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Duluth's Mike Long

Linebacker has been leader of Wildcats' defense this season

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THOMAS: Changing America

"The color of the world is changing day by day." -- "Les Miserables," the musical. A look at the electoral map indicates the Republican Party won in square miles. Unfortunately for them, electoral votes, not landmass, won President Obama a second term. Analysis from the Center for Responsive

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CLINE: A neighbor with class

This year's Principal for a Day event took me to nearby White Oak Elementary for a day in the life of a school leader's shoes.

RaceTrac coming to Oak Road and Highway 124 in Snellville

SNELLVILLE A "new concept" RaceTrac service station and convenience store is coming to the city of Snellville and will be located on 2.21 acres at the southwest corner of Oak Road and Highway 124. The high tech, 5,928 square-feet store, will be only the eighth such RaceTrac in

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Malls announce Black Friday hours

While stores like Walmart and Target have announced their traditional Black Friday sales will begin on Thursday this year, Gwinnett malls will wait until after the holiday is over.

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Alzheimer's facility hires community relations director

Autumn Leaves of Sugarloaf, an Alzheimers and memory care center in Suwanee, recently named a community relations director.

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Mill Creek Foundation honors Markham

The Mill Creek Cluster Foundation held an event Tuesday that honored the cluster's partners in education as well as members of the community. One of those who received accolades: Mill Creek High School's retiring principal.

Registration open for Gwinnett arthritis walk

The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis will be held Dec. 1 at Tribble Mill Park

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Winder toddler recovering from setback

After a setback on Sunday night, the Winder toddler injured by a tree limb late last month has remained stable.

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State official visits Gwinnett, touts new education campaign

Georgia's superintendent announced a new statewide campaign Tuesday that aims to give parents and community members a better understanding and more input into public education. Superintendent John Barge chose a Gwinnett County Public School in Buford for the initiative's official launch.

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Missing girl's 24-year-old lover facing deportation

Raymundo Aranda-Parra charged in incident that resulted in 14-year-old Glennville girl being brought to Norcross

Healthgrades puts GMC in nation's top 10 percent

Healthgrades rankings put GMC campuses tops in state of Georgia in stroke, pulmonary and critical care

Ga. lawmakers get luxury-box tickets to Dome

State records show that Georgia lawmakers have been given thousands of dollars in tickets so they could watch football games, pro wrestling matches and monster truck races from a luxury box.

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Smith leads Hawks to 95-87 win at Portland

Fighting a stomach illness, Josh Smith scores 19 points and grabs 11 rebounds to lead the Hawks past the Blazers, 95-87.

Mary Simpson

Mary Geneva Simpson, age 75, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on November 11, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. 770-277-4550. 

Bertha Miras

Bertha “Bert” Miras, age 93, of Snellville passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012 after a valiant four year battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her ...

Clarence Ferguson, Sr.

Clarence James Ferguson, Sr. age 71, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2012. He is survived by his 3 children: Renee Johnston of Monticello, GA, Regina Elmore ...

Arbutis "Boots" Coleman

Arbutis “Boots” Cash Coleman, age 77, of Grayson, GA, passed away November 11, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

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