News for Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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PREP ROUNDUP: Wesleyan girls hold off Duluth for tourney title

A recap of Wednesday's high school sports events

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Fans enjoy Phillip Phillips show

Hundreds came out to see 2012 American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips, Wednesday night at the Mall of Georgia Village Amphitheater.

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CEPEDA: The grinches who stole Black Friday

Godspeed and good luck to the Walmart workers who are protesting the inexorable "Black Friday" creep -- in the form of 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day store openings. It's just a pity that their efforts are for naught.

Construction won't interfere with mall shopping

Officials have halted lane closures along the diverging diamond project for the holiday shopping season.

Holiday shopping comes early this year

Gwinnettians begin their Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving.

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Local men gets parks and rec honor

Two local men have been recognized at the state level for their contributions to Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation.

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Lilburn thrift store celebrates 30 years

St. Vincent de Paul has humble roots with the Lilburn community through its 30-year-old thrift store.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: GOP chair encourages members after election

Gwinnett GOP Chairman Bruce LeVell addresses the recent election results.

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Suwanee officials weigh Sept. 11 artifact proposal

The Suwanee City Council recently had an artist make a presentation of a concept and display of the city's Sept. 11 artifact. If accepted, city officials hope to unveil the piece close to the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Ornaments to be given away at tree lighting

The Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association will distribute free ornaments at a tree lighting on Thursday.

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DALY: Keeping holiday plants attractive through the season

With minimal maintenance, holiday plants will add beauty to your holiday displays and your visitors will be impressed. No home would be complete without them.

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Family rallies around woman battling sarcoma

Kia McCoy looked to rekindle her love of figure skating before she received a cancer diagnosis that changed some of her plans.

Mill Creek's Beard wins All-American Junior Golf Tour event

Three Gwinnett junior golfers finish in top 10 at Trophy Club of Atlanta

Dacula Athletic Association to host softball skills camp

Coaches from West Georgia and Georgia College will run clinic

Braves add Bethancourt, four others to 40-man roster

Offseason moves will impact club's AAA team in Gwinnett

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Minter, Johnson named finalists for Butkus Award

Winner to be announced in early December

Dacula football to sell Christmas trees

Lot will open for sales to the public after Thanksgiving

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HAMMOCK: Gwinnett's hoops coaches shoot for a great cause

Free-throw competition to benefit the Amanda Riley Foundation, which assists children and families in their cancer fights

Gwinnett teams thankful to be practicing this week

Before they chowed down on turkey, Gwinnett football teams practiced for Friday's second round playoff games.

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Snellville's Shettles signs with Southern Utah gymnastics

Georgia Gymnastics Academy athlete attends Shepherd's Ridge Academy

2012 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County Volleyball

The 2012 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County Volleyball team

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North's Stinson saves her best for senior season

Senior earns Daily Post volleyball player of the year honors after strong high school season

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The Pitcher's Mound honors college signees

Local facility produces another strong signing class

2012 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County Softball

The Gwinnett Daily Post's 2012 All-County Softball team

Israel and Hamas agree to Gaza cease-fire

CAIRO (AP) -- Israel and the Hamas militant group reached a cease-fire agreement Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade constricting the Gaza Strip.. The deal was brokered by the new

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Armed robber hits Buford gas station

Gwinnett police have surveillence pictures of an armed robbery suspect they say robbed a BP gas station in Buford.

Police offer safety tips to holiday shoppers

Gwinnett police remind shoppers to be cautious of their surroundings and to store gifts in the trunks of cars, among other holiday safety tips.

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Apartment burglar caught on cellphone camera

Suspects allegedly robbing unit at Conservatory Apartments in unincorporated Norcross

Tufts rescinds Lance Armstrong’s honorary degree

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) Tufts University in Massachusetts has rescinded Lance Armstrong's honorary degree. A university spokeswoman says the school's trustees voted unanimously at their meeting this month to rescind the doctor of humane letters bestowed upon Armstrong.

San Francisco sheds part of free-spirited past

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco shed a vestige of its free-spirited past as local lawmakers narrowly approved a citywide ban on public nudity.

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More Thanksgiving travelers driving to save money

CHICAGO (AP) Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation's annual Thanksgiving migration sacrificed summer vacations, relied on relatives for airfare or scoured the Web for travel deals to ensure they made it home.

GAB: Magical Nights of Lights helps non-profits

As part of its annual Magical Nights of Lights, Lake Lanier Islands Resort has partnered with several non-profit organizations and corporate partners in an effort to assist those in need.

Charleen Trigg

Charleen Trigg, 90, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Monday, November 19, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, David Trigg; daughter and son-in-law, Marsha ...

Margaret Terrell

Margaret Terrell, age 68, of Hoschton, GA, passed away on November 19, 2012. 

Cheyanne Higginson

Cheyanne Kelly Higginson, age 51, of Buford, GA, passed away on November 20, 2012. 

Ervin Burnett

Ervin Holland Burnett, age 92, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on November 20, 2012. 

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Helen Lenzi

Helen M. Lenzi of Suwanee, GA. formerly of North Branford, CT. passed peacefully away on Nov. 19, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband, former Conn. State Representative Stephen E ...

Ethel Dooley

Ethel Lois Dooley, age 93, of Hampton, GA, passed away November 19, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Malcom "Mac" Peters

Malcom “Mac” Peters, age 93, of Monroe, GA passed away November 18, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe 770-267-2594.