News for Saturday, November 17, 2012


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GAC pulls away in fourth for win

LILBURN -- Greater Atlanta Christian scored 24 points in the fourth quarter as it pulled away from Fayette County 71-54 in the quarterfinals of the 16th annual Parkivew Tip-Off Classic.

PREP ROUNDUP: Brookwood opens season with 89-64 win over Monroe Area

Recap of Saturday's prep action.

Late goal ends Gladiators' win streak at eight

DULUTH -- Gwinnett goaltender Mike Lee has left opponents shaking their heads time and time again this season.. It was the Gladiators shooters, though, who were left frustrated Saturday night.

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Mill Creek overcomes first-game sloppiness to beat Sequoyah

Mill Creek boys hold on for win at Jared Cook Classic

Foster leads Berkmar to overtime victory

LILBURN -- C.J. Foster was Berkmar's defensive stopper last season, any offensive contributions almost an afterthought.

Keselowski will start NASCAR finale from front of field

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Brad Keselowski got some help on the last day of practice for NASCAR's Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.. Pole sitter Joey Logano was involved in a three-car accident during the first of two practice sessions Saturday, switched to a backup car and will

Gwinnett road closures, Nov. 18 through 24

-- Alcovy Road fromCampbell Road to West Drowning Creek Roadwillrequire intermittent lane closure 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

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gwinnettian to take key role in Senate

Shafer's new role could help Gwinnett, a senator says; Congressmen sound off on Petraeus resignation

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Parkwood Farms hopeful for injunction to prevent eviction

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Parkwood Farms hopes a Gwinnett County judge will help it stave off eviction by issuing an injunction this week.. The Snellville farm -- an equine-focused therapy center for physically and developmentally challenged students -- is fighting eviction following what founder Marilyn Peterson has called a predatory loan

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Gwinnett celebrates recycling in Duluth

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful celebrated America Recycles Day at the Recycling Bank of Gwinnett.

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For some, taking a faith to work is a balancing act

Despite some hesitation, a Duluth man eight years ago rebranded his CPA firm to reflect his Christian faith. For others, taking their faith with them to work isn't that easy.

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Suwanee family to deliver supplies to Sandy victims

A Suwanee family already traveling to New Jersey for Thanksgiving decided to fill a trailer to take with them with supplies for Hurricane Sandy victims.

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Washington leads Tech past Duke 42-24

ATLANTA -- Tevin Washington passed for three touchdowns and ran for another score to lead Georgia Tech to a 42-24 win over Duke on Saturday.

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Georgia uses big second half to pound Ga. Southern 45-14

ATHENS -- With the SEC East title already in hand, Georgia got a good battle from a triple option team Saturday to prepare for Paul Johnson's similar offense next week with a 45-14 win over Georgia Southern.. The Eagles (8-3, 6-3 Southen Conference) put up a great fight for the

GEORGIA NOTEBOOK: Bulldogs set new season touchdown record

ATHENS -- With six touchdowns on Saturday, the Bulldogs surpassed last year's team and the 1942 national championship team with legends Frank Sinkwich and Charley Trippi with 56 this year, topping the old mark of 54.

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O'REILLY: Are we Puritans?

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is time to talk about Puritans -- but not the crew who fled England for the New World and established the Massachusetts Bay Colony back in the 17th century.

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PARKER: Real Generals of Kabul

NEW ORLEANSIt is tempting, oh so tempting, to unleash the snark as the script unfolds: Real Housewives of Tampa. Or is it Real Generals of Kabul?. But recent events are too sad for snark. With so much at stake, schadenfreude has taken a vacation. Here is what we know:. Retired

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CEPEDA: Perils of the princesses

CHICAGOAn intelligently written -- and roundly criticized -- column by Hannah Weinberger caught my attention the other day.. Posted on, "Where are all the millennial feminists?" delved into the question of why so many women -- even ones outside the author's stated age range of 18-29 -- cringe

Work underway on Suwanee I-85 landscaping

A project to install landscaping and plazas in Suwanee near I-85 has begun and is expected to be completed in the next two months.

Prep football notes: Brookwood comeback not quite historic

Prep football notes from the first round of the state playoffs.

Tree lighting includes canned food, toy drive

Snellville's Christmas Tree lighting is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 24.

Holiday event to raise funds for arts, animals

Georgia Piedmont Arts Center and Pup & Cat. Co. to host "Holiday Extravaganza" on Dec. 1

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GAB: Yellow River improvements recognized

The Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility Improvements project has been recognized with a global Project Achievement Award by the Construction Management Association of America at the 2012 National Conference in Chicago.

Loganville tree lighting is Nov. 23

The city of Loganville has scheduled its annual tree lighting for the day after Thanksgiving. All residents are welcome.

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GOOD NEWS: Centerville student is Falcons MVP

The Atlanta Falcons have named a young girl from Centerville Elementary School a 2012 First Down for Fitness MVP.

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Franklin and Helen Smith 50th anniversary

50th anniversary. Franklin J. Smith and Helen W. Smith of Lawrenceville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 22, 1962, in Decatur.. Franklin is employed with the DeKalb Police Department. Helen is retired from DeKalb Medical and Piedmont Hospital Security.. They have three children: Kathi Bryde, married

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JENKINS: Thanks, big box stores, for ruining my Thanksgiving

Why did "Black Friday" need to turn into "Black Thursday."

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Christmas is coming to Lawrenceville

The city's tree lighting and breakfast with Santa are around the corner.

Copeland to be celebrated at 'Wonderful Women' event

The nonprofit Wellspring Living. will honor Snellville resident Aimee Copeland at its seventh annual "Celebrating Wonderful Women" event.

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L.C. and Alayne Smith 50th anniversary

50th anniversary. L.C. and Alayne Smith of Lawrenceville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They wre married Nov. 16, 1962.. L.C. is a retired Lawrenceville police detective. Alayne is retired from teaching in Gwinnett County schools.. They have two children: Jeff Smith, married to Katie and Doug Smith, married to

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LARSON: Little girl's story a testament of love and hope

Janiah Maddox has a lot to be thankful for, the most important of which is her loving mother, Nicole.. Janiah was born Sept. 3, 2008 with Kasabach-Merrit Syndrome, a rare life-threatening disease in which a vascular tumor leads to decreased platelet counts and bleeding problems. Her condition required

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Reports: Mike Ditka has minor stroke

ESPN's Seth Markman posted on Twitter that the former Chicago Bears coach and player fell ill Friday and will not appear on the network's NFL shows this weekend.

1-cent increase to stamp price gets regulatory OK

The cost of mailing a first-class letter will go up by a penny in January.

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What happens if Twinkies really do go away?

Let's not panic. We all know that Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder bread and the rest of Hostess Brands' oddly everlasting foods aren't going away any time soon, even if the food culture that created them is gasping its last.

Armstrong leads No. 10 Georgia women past SC State

ATHENS -- Georgia women's coach Andy Landers believes cramming five games into a nine-day stretch will teach him plenty about his team.. Wesleyan grad Anne Marie Armstrong scored 14 points and Erika Ford added 10 to lead No. 10 Georgia to a 62-46 win over South Carolina State on

PREP ROUNDUP: Mt. View girls open with rout of Longhorns

A recap of Friday night's high school basketball games

Berkmar to host Coaches vs. Cancer basketball on Saturday

Showcase features nine games and uses both Patriot gyms

Friday's second-round matchups in the state high school football playoffs

Second-round matchups for Gwinnett teams in the state high school football playoffs

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Collins Hill falls in 66-41 shootout with West Forsyth

Collins Hill head coach Kevin Reach wasn't surprised that his first round Class AAAAAA playoff game at West Forsyth was a high scoring affair. He just wasn't expecting both teams to combine to break the 100-point mark.

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King FG in waning seconds rescues Mill Creek in road win

One of these days, they'll come up with a name for it. But, for now, it will simply be known as the drive that brought Mill Creek back for a thrilling 41-39 win over Alpharetta in the first round of the Class AAAAAA football state playoffs.

Truman Poole, Jr.

Mr. Truman Porter Poole, Jr., age 79, of Buford, GA, passed away on November 16, 2012. 

Terry Johnson

Dwayne Terry Johnson, of Lawrenceville, passed away on November 14, 2012 at the age of 61. He was born on March 9, 1951 to Barnwell R. Johnson and Erma W ...

Mary Adams

Mrs. Mary D. Adams, age 81 of Lawrenceville, Ga. and formerly of Tucker, Ga., entered into rest November 16, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband Gene Adams ...

Robert Williams

Mr. Robert L. Williams, age 71, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on November 16, 2012. 

Alan Webster, III.

Mr. Alan Webster, III., age 62, of Buford, GA, passed away on November 16, 2012. 

Tiffany Williams

Tiffany Haley Williams, age 29, of Flowery Branch, GA, who passed away November 16, 2012.