News for Friday, November 2, 2012


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HUCKABY: Search for Soap Sally turns up rich memories

I got an unusual call a couple of weeks ago, from a reporter from the big city newspaper in Atlanta.

Police investigating fatal shooting at Duluth apartment

DULUTH -- Gwinnett County police were investigating Friday night a homicide at a Duluth apartment complex.. Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said officers were called to the Menlo Creek Apartments at 4370 Satellite Blvd. at approximately 3:40 p.m. Friday, in response to shooting at the complex's 200 building.. Upon arrival

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YARBROUGH: Ten reasons to vote 'no' on the charter school amendment

The charter school amendment will be decided Tuesday. If it doesn't pass, it will be the greatest upset since David conked Goliath with a rock.

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Wounded hero Justin Lansford returns to Brookwood

Former Brookwood football player Justin Lansford, who recently recovered from a life-threatening injury while serving in Afghanistan, was honored Friday.

GWINNETT GRADS: In Front of the Cameras

A look at where to watch former Gwinnett standouts in Saturday's college football action

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GWINNETT GRADS: Lombardo shines at Washington and Lee

A glance at how former Gwinnett athletes are faring in college sports

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Maryland tries a LB at QB vs. Georgia Tech

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Having exhausted his original depth chart at quarterback, Maryland coach Randy Edsall has turned to true freshman linebacker Shawn Petty to direct the offense today against Georgia Tech.. Wearing No. 31, Petty will be asked to run, pass and hand off the football. His top priority

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No. 7 Georgia wary of letdown vs. Ole Miss

ATHENS -- Tavarres King scoffs at the idea Georgia players could have difficulty playing with the same intensity in today game against Mississippi that they showed in last week's upset of then-No. 3 Florida.. The 17-9 win over the Gators gave No. 7 Georgia control of the Southeastern Conference's

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Benefield is beneficiary of oak sapling

Representatives of the Clean Air Campaign visited Benefield Elementary School on Friday to plant a tree in honor of the school's commitment to the organization's program.

Suwanee formally submits for historic status

The city of Suwanee has formally submitted an application for a national register district in its Old Town area.

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RICH: Soaking up knowledge

The future belongs to both those in age and those in youth. May we all be wise enough to know when to teach and when to learn, for to each, there is a season.

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MCLEOD: Five ways to get over yourself

Sometimes you have to push the reset on your brain. Your life will thank you.

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Cops asking for tips on serial trailer thieves

LILBURN -- Gwinnett police are asking for help identifying a pair of trailer thieves caught on camera.. Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said Friday that the criminals -- described as a white male and white female -- took the flatbed trailer from a driveway at 4217 Walking Lane

Pet spa opens near Sugarloaf Mills

Two local women have opened a pet grooming and daycare business near Sugarloaf Mills.

With clock change comes preparedness checks

GEMA askes the public to check their smoke detectors and other safety equipment in the house.

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GA-PCOM names new chief campus officer

R. Bryan Ginn, Jr. takes the position at the Suwanee campus.

Students recognized at international media festival

Nearly 100 projects from Gwinnett County Public Schools students recently earned recognition during the 2012 International Student Media Festival.

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Gwinnett's lingerie football team gets a name

Officials said that more than 4,300 team name submissions were received for the team that will play at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

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GOP incumbent on PSC faces Democratic challenger

ATLANTA -- A Republican fighting for another six-year term on Georgia's Public Service Commission says he supports policies that will reduce utility costs and help create jobs, while his Democratic opponent says the state must diversify its energy industry to spark job growth.. Commissioner Chuck Eaton faces Democrat Stephen

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New York City Marathon canceled

The New York City Marathon was canceled Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race while the region is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

Officials: Gun safety education is important

Nearly two weeks into gun hunting season, officials are reminding people to make sure guns and ammunition is locked up and away from children.

Chamber hires search firm for CEO

The Gwinnett Chamber has hired search firm Korn/Ferry International to find its next CEO.

Snellville church to host TimeBank event

Snellville's Grace Fellowship Church on Saturday will host a TimeBank launch, where people give of their gifts and talents for an hour.

Take a picture, Suwanee for annual contest

Snap Suwanee returns looking for shutterbugs who love their city.

Duluth wins free concert

97.1 The River's listeners voted Duluth to host the "Small Town Tour Concert."

Information meetings scheduled for GCPS charter schools

A series of informational meetings are scheduled over the next several weeks for students and parents interested in one of four Gwinnett County Public Schools charter schools.

Georgia Power bills to rise starting in January

Average bills from Georgia Power will soon increase, not decrease as some might have expected when the company announced last month that its fuel costs had dropped.

Fall back: Set clocks back an hour

Most of the country will turn back the clocks this weekend for the annual shift back to standard time.

Out of reach today, minorities a key to GOP future

It's a fairly safe bet, based on polls and history, that non-Hispanic white voters will choose Republican Mitt Romney by a wide margin in Tuesday's presidential election. And that's a problem for the GOP.

Chemical bomb threat at CNN Center closes streets

Police closed streets and sidewalks around CNN Center in downtown Atlanta as they investigated a chemical bomb threat, but found no such device during a search of the complex.

Ga. mother accused of stabbing newborn to death

Police in north Georgia say an infant was stabbed to death at an Athens house, hours after being born.

US economy adds 171K jobs; rate rises to 7.9 pct.

U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger in August and September than first thought.

William Redgate

Lt. Col. William Edward Redgate, USAFR Retired, age 80, of Norcross, Ga., died Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Katherine Williams

Katherine Elizabeth Schwartz Williams, 86, passed away on October 26, 2012. Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Mary Lou Mitchell

Mary Lou Mitchell, age 76 of Duluth, died October 31, 2012. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday November 3, 2012 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel, with ...

Hoyt Martin, Jr.

Hoyt Freeman Martin, Jr., age 74, of Winder passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

John Schroeder

Mr. John F. Schroeder, age 82, of Winder, Georgia died October 31, 2012.

Sheila Chadwick

Sheila Ann Chadwick, 74, of Lilburn, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2012. Mrs. Chadwick was preceded in death by her husband, James W. “Bill” Chadwick, and survivors include ...

Mattie Braswell

Mrs. Mattie Sprayberry Braswell, age 83, of Duluth, GA passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. C. Braswell. She is survived ...

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Jack Herrington

Mr. Jack Herrington, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, November 01, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ollie Mae Herrington; son, Sgt. Chris ...

Joe Elmore

Mr. Joe Elmore, age 55, of Flowery Branch passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 27, 2012. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.

Coriene Johnson

Coriene Born Johnson, age 77, of Suwanee, Georgia, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. She is survived by her devoted & loving husband of 29 years, Jim Johnson ...

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Shelton takes CMA Awards entertainer of the year

It was couples night at the Country Music Association Awards as Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert capped an emotional evening with Shelton's first entertainer of the year award.