News for Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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DeShields, Norcross make statement with 57-41 win over McEachern

In opening the 2012-13 high school basketball season with a battle of the last two state champions from Georgia's largest classification, Norcross' girls wanted to make a bit of a statement.

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Tech spoils Mutakabbir's homecoming

For a half, it looked like Khalid Mutakabbir's trip home might be a very memorable one. Presbyterian led Georgia Tech and the Peachtree Ridge graduate was having his way with the stunned Yellow Jackets.

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Jets' Ryan angered by anonymous rips of Tebow

A report surfaces Wednesday featuring anonymous N.Y. Jets ripping the ability of backup QB Tim Tebow.

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Return to Bethesda takes GDP's Hammock back

Daily Post sports editor returned Wednesday to his alma mater, where he was a student from 1979-1985

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DALY: Perennials provide beauty in the garden year after year

Perennials, if properly planted and maintained, will provide beauty for years to come. No garden would be complete without them.

Traffic shifts along Lanier route

Traffic shifts along Lanier Islands Parkway, but work won't interfere with light show.

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Winder toddler Halstead makes strides in recovery

The Winder toddler recovering from a head injury received good news on Wednesday, and his nickname will be showcased during a Nationwide stock car race this weekend.

Dacula grads to host Dec. 22 baseball camp

Minor-leaguers Tice, Wilkerson return to help their high school program

Tech faces surprising Duke on Saturday

A look at the Yellow Jackets' weekend ACC matchup

Gladiators sign rookie Belzile; Duddy retires

The Gwinnett Gladiators signed rookie forward Alex Belzile and, in a separate transaction, defenseman Sean Duddy announced his retirement Wednesday.

Winter indoor lacrosse planned at WPI

Sessions will be held weekends at facility in Suwanee

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SEC feeling impact of newcomers No. 9 Texas A&M, Missouri

The Southeastern Conference's six-year streak of national championships could be in jeopardy. And the SEC has expansion to thank for making it happen.

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UGA NOTEBOOK: Bulldogs tuning up for Georgia Southern's challenging offense

A look at Georgia as it enters this weekend's Georgia Southern football game

Prep Rally to feature football highlights

Local high school sports TV show is hosted by Daily Post staffers

Wesleyan's Mosley picks Towson

Wesleyan's Mosley signs basketball scholarship with Towson

HAMMOCK: Early signing period could be great fit for football

Massive recruiting onslaught can be a major distraction for top recruits

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Lynch a scary threat for Norcross

Opportunities come sparingly for Clinton Lynch.. A junior wide receiver, Lynch often finds himself way down the list of offensive options for undefeated Norcross.

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Grayson's Gallman makes big impact with unique skills

Grayson's Gallman shows uncommon skills

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Buford's Bart commits to South Florida

Buford's Mikey Bart committed South Florida over offers from Syracuse and Central Florida.

Wolfe initially said no to Keselowski's job offer

Paul Wolfe wasn't interested in working with Brad Keselowski when the driver first approached him about a potential pairing back in August 2009.

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Falcons aren't resting on success

They sound like idle words, even for a team with the NFL's best record. Everyone is being evaluated on a weekly basis. No one's job is safe. If someone isn't performing up to expectations, they can be replaced..Well, the Atlanta Falcons weren't kidding.

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KING: GOP wasting its time with outreach to Hispanic voters

Documenting millions of undocumented Democrats is a ridiculous approach to electing a conservative president or saving the remnants of the Republican Party.

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THOMAS: Sex and the city (of Washington)

The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus over an extramarital affair has raised and will continue to raise a number of questions.

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CEPEDA: Advocacy is no lesson plan

CHICAGO -- Hearing that a Louisiana schoolteacher is under fire for making derogatory comments about President Obama's re-election is quite the change of pace from what I'm used to. Here in the president's extremely blue home state, it's often the other way around with Obama considered a political patron saint and Republican candidates and positions referred to in demonizing tones. But partisanship has no place in our classrooms.

Cops: Woman claims big insurance settlement to scam $280K in 'loans'

Aurora Martinez accused of taking loans totalling almost $300K, promising to repay after receiving "multi-million dollar settlement"

Healthcare is economic engine for Gwinnett, leaders say

First-ever healthcare summit held by Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Wednesday.

Snellville celebrates student entrepreneurs

The city of Snellville and the Entrepreneurship Alliance program is holding the second annual Global Entrepreneurship Week event at South Gwinnett High School.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Henson calls on Deal to create exchange

A Gwinnett senator calls on an end to the political stalemate over health care exchanges; election certified.

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Police attempting to ID suspects in cellphone robbery

Suspects robbed T-Mobile store on Holcomb Bridge Road of at least 20 cellphones

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Ricoh bringing jobs to Gwinnett

One of the largest North American producers of thermal papers and labels is creating 58 jobs in a 35,500-square-foot expansion of its thermal media coating facility in Lawrenceville.

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GAB: Killian Hill collecting food for co-op

The Lilburn Cooperative Ministry needs help through Friday collecting canned foods.

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Grayson's Kamara decommits from Clemson

David Kamara is the second Grayson football player in as many weeks to decommit from Clemson.

New retailer coming to Sugarloaf Mills

Sugarloaf Mills is adding a retail store that was co-founded by the rapper Jay-Z.

Cause of Lawrenceville house fire undetermined

Two occupants assessed for minor smoke inhalation

Marketing, design firm to bring 25 jobs to Buford

A marketing and web design agency will relocate in Buford and add 25 jobs.

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Official: Pelosi to remain as leader of House Dems

A congressional official said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told her party caucus Wednesday that she will remain as minority leader in the new session of Congress.

Man arrested after hit-and-run that killed officer

Authorities say they've arrested a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed an officer as he helped a stranded motorist south of Atlanta.

Ga. boy, 8, shot in back as he sleeps in his bedroom

Authorities say an 8-year-old boy was shot in the back while he slept in his bed south of Atlanta.

Georgia sheriff: Dead person, felons cast votes

The sheriff in an east Georgia county who narrowly lost a re-election bid has filed a complaint with state officials, alleging that a dead person and felons cast ballots in the Nov. 6 election.

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Duke holds off Kentucky 75-68 at Ga. Dome

Seth Curry scored 23 points and No. 9 Duke held off a furious comeback by No. 3 Kentucky.

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Michigan St. defeats Kansas 67-64 in Atlanta

Looking to bounce back from a season-opening loss, Michigan State turned to its top returning scorer from last season.

Jerry Allison

Jerry Allison, age 71, of Monroe, GA passed away November 13, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe 770-267-2594.

Beth Dobbin

Beth Dobbin, age 58, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Robert Dobbin, Jr.; daughter, Kimberly Bowers and her husband, Blake ...

William Joly

William Henry Joly, age 87, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012. Please join us in celebrating William “BJ” Joly’s life from 12:30-3:30, Saturday ...

Larry "Keith" Mangrum

Mr. Larry “Keith” Mangrum, 44, of Braselton, Ga., who passed away Monday November 12, 2012.

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Ellen Tucker

Ellen Couch Tucker, 86, of Snellville died November 13, 2012. Born in Gwinnett County to T.O. Couch and Willie D. Couch, she was a lifelong resident of Gwinnett and DeKalb ...

Thomas "Ronnie" Watson

Thomas R. “Ronnie” Watson, age 65, of Loganville, GA, passed away November 11, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Ruth Healan

Ruth M. Healan, age 95, of Sun City Center, FL passed away November 10, 2012.

Loyce Bagley

Mrs. Loyce Maddox Bagley, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-four years, Ivan Bagley ...

Dana Gill

Dana Gill, age 84, of Loganville, GA, passed away November 10, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-979-5010.