News for Thursday, November 22, 2012


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First Baptist of Lawrenceville serves Thanksgiving meal to needy

LAWRENCEVILLE -- There's something about Jannetta Johnson. She just can't help herself.. "I've got this need to feed people," she said Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, fully entrenched in her element.. By her own count, the quirky, gray-haired Samaritan coordinated a Thanksgiving meal for the needy for at least the

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Lawrenceville welcomes Christmas with 25th annual tree lighting

35-foot tree, Santa highlight 25th annual event on Lawrenceville square

FILM FANS: Day-Lewis steals the show in 'Lincoln'

Local residents reviewed the movie of the week, "Lincoln."

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Life of Pi' an action flick at heart with stunning 3-D

Michael Clark reviews 'Life of Pi'

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Guardians' a lively 3-D storybook spree

Rise of the Guardians. (PG). LOS ANGELES -- A very odd assortment of mythical childhood figures, some of them afflicted with severe emotional insecurities and inferiority complexes, are thrown together as an unlikely set of action heroes in "The Rise of the Guardians," an attractively designed but overly busy

MOVIE REVIEW: Anna Karenina' is pretty but lacks literary substance

"AK" is considered to be a sacred cow among literary works (some call it the finest novel ever written) and no adaptation, however earnest and well-executed, will ever be good enough for print and film snobs.

MOVIE REVIEW: Cooper, Lawrence shine in 'Silver Linings'

"Silver Linings Playbook" R. 3 stars out of 4From mental illness and adultery to football obsession and competitive dance, "Silver Linings Playbook" follows a wily and winding path that consistently defies expectations.. David O. Russell has pulled off a tricky feat here, finding just the right tone in crafting a

Wild Bill's hosts annual Holiday Hangover Party

Southern rock group Blackberry Smoke headlines the show.

Movie trivia contest

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

'Nutcracker' returns after Thanksgiving

The Northeast Atlanta Ballet brings the classic to stage Nov. 23 to 25.

Duluth Fine Arts League invited art lovers into area homes

Four Duluth homes open its doors for the arts.

Aurora Theatre celebrates the holidays with 'Christmas Canteen'

The annual show brings holiday music to life.


Michael Clark spotlights "Tarantino XX" on Blu-ray disc.

By venue -- Nov. 23

By venue -- Nov. 23

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Horn is Gwinnett Tech's GOAL winner

Kimberly Horn, a business administrative student, is the winner of Gwinnett Tech's 2013 Georiga Occupational Award od Leadership.

Barrow firefighters to host weekly toy drives

Drives held each Saturday through Dec. 8 at the Barrow Crossing shopping center

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Principal's family a 'house divided' for North-Grayson game

North Gwinnett High principal Ed Shaddix is in a house divided this week as the Bulldogs take on Grayson in the second round of the playoffs. His wife and two sons are involved in the Grayson football program and booster club.

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THOMAS: Marco Rubio: A Hispanic Reagan?

Conservatives have been dreaming that a political reincarnation of Ronald Reagan would lead them to an electoral promised land.

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MCCULLOUGH: A whole new meaning to 'thankful'

Thanksgiving has a whole new meaning for me.

Grayson grad Smith tears ACL at Western Ky.

Western Kentucky defensive end, national sacks co-leader and former Grayson standout Quanterus Smith is done for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette.

Falcons' Ryan still confident after interceptions

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan hopes he never has to endure another five-interception game. It might sound too simple, but Ryan considers last week's narrow victory over Arizona as a learning experience that could have ended much worse.

NEWBERRY: SEC needs to be flagged for soft schedule

Christian Robinson is a competitor. Naturally, the Georgia linebacker would like to see how the Bulldogs stack up against the best teams from around the nation.

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Getting to Know ... A.B. McMillian

A.B. McMillian, 54, has done it all for Dacula. The 1976 graduate of the high school coached varsity basketball, golf, volleyball and softball and was a junior varsity football coach during his time at Dacula and managed to take 10 school years off coaching a high school sport.

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Panthers ride momentum to West Forsyth

If any team knows how fickle a football season plays, it's Parkview. The Panthers were locks for the Region 8-AAAAAA title after taking down Grayson and Brookwood early in the season.

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Buford expects another challenge at North Oconee

No. 3-ranked Wolves face rare second-round road trip against No. 8 Titans

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Hawks welcome Broncos for historic football game

Mill Creek to host perennial power in program's first-ever home playoff game

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Businesslike GAC heads south to Heard County

After a morning workout and practice Tuesday, GAC head coach Tim Hardy joked with his players that they were like a professional football team, all football, all the time.

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Norcross not taking South for granted in rematch

Norcross hosts South Gwinnett in the second round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.

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State powers Grayson, North meet in second round

Grayson hosts North Gwinnett in the second round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.

Cops probing stabbing death of 64-year-old Lawrenceville woman

No suspects, motive released in stabbing of 64-year-old Parviz Moledina

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Fans Choice Player of the Week: Brookwood's Brandon Morrow

Morrow kicked three field goals, including game-winner, in win over No. 1 Lassiter

Mary Zagaglia

Mary Zagaglia, 86, of Duluth, died 11/13/12.

Henry Nelson, Jr.

Henry G. Nelson, Jr., 83, of Atlanta, died 11/16/2012.

Juliet Klugewicz

Juliet Klugewicz, 94, of Atlanta, died 11/13/12.

Anna Burger

Anna L. Burger, 90, of Lawrenceville, died 11/19/12.

David Botsford, Jr.

David Botsford Jr., 57, of Atlanta, died 11/18/12.

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Ervin Burnett

Mr. Ervin Holland Burnett, age, 92, of Lawrenceville Ga passed away on Tuesday November 20, 2012 He was preceded in death by his special dog Katie. Mr. Burnett is survived ...

Rachel Fowler

Rachel Fowler, age 82, of Loganville, GA, passed away November 19, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

Thelma Jackson

Thelma Mae Jackson, age 87, of Winder died November 20, 2012.

Cheyanne Higginson

Mrs. Cheyanne Kelly Higginson, age 51, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. She is survived by her husband of twenty-eight years, Steve Higginson, Buford, GA ...

Greta Young

Greta Young, 80, of Hoschton, died 11/9/12.

Sonni Auguletto

Mr. Sonni Merle Auguletto, age 81, of Stockbridge, who passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012.

Vada Dunn

Vada Ford Dunn, age 92, of Snellville, GA, passed away November 19, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

Sara Sudderth

Mrs. Sara Brock Sudderth, age 83, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away on November 21, 2012.