News for Friday, November 23, 2012


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Norcross answers when opportunity knocks for 27-7 win over South

Friday night's second-round game of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs between Norcross and South Gwinnett was all about opportunity.

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Buford gets old-school, defensive victory

In an era of high-octane offenses posting big numbers and eye-popping scores, Buford turned back the clock Friday night as the Wolves blanked North Oconee 13-0 in the second round of the Class AAA state football playoffs.

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North takes down defending state champ Grayson 28-10

Michael D'Angola booted a game-winner in North Gwinnett's season opening upset of state-ranked Colquitt County. The senior kicker was busy again on Friday.

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Records fall as Mill Creek dominates Brookwood

Just by taking the field Friday night, Mill Creek's football team made a little bit of history with the program's first-ever home playoff game.

BBB offers online safety tips for 'Cyber Monday' shopping

Monday biggest day of the year for cyber shopping

Caldwell-Pope leads Georgia past ETSU

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 13 points and Georgia broke a four-game losing streak with a 54-38 victory over East Tennessee State on Friday night.

Horford leads Hawks to 101-91 win over Bobcats

Al Horford had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-91 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

Miller leads Georgia women over St Bonaventure

Khaalidah Miller is trying to show Georgia coach Andy Landers that she wants to regain her starting position with the No. 8 Bulldogs. She made a pretty good case Friday, scoring 22 points with five steals against St. Bonaventure.

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Rookies lead Gladiators to second straight 1-0 victory over Orlando

When veteran forward Joey Haddad had to go on the injured list last week with a bad back, Gwinnett needed a replacement. Alex Belzile was the player the Gladiators called on and the signing of the 21-year-old rookie from Quebec paid off in a big way.

Restaurant settles over 'carcass removal' listing in phone book

HELENA, Mont. -- A phone book company has settled a lawsuit over its placement of a Montana restaurant in the "Animal Carcass Removal" section of its yellow pages, a listing the restaurant owner says cost him customers and made him the butt of a Jay Leno joke.. The terms of

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Black Friday into Thanksgiving for good?

This season could mark the end of Black Friday as we know it.. For decades, stores have opened their doors in the wee hours on the day after Thanksgiving. But this year, major chains such as Target and Sears ushered customers in on Thanksgiving itself, even before the turkey leftovers

LETTERS: Are you sure you want your child to play football?

Football, start to finish:. The start: Look at the Daily Post Nov. 18 edition on page 1C, a full page of several pics of uniformed footballers age. 6 up to eighth-graders.. The finish: Look at the Daily Post on Nov. 17 on page 8B, almost a half page of

LETTERS: GOP foolish to acquiesce on amnesty plan

Kudos to D.A. King, president of the Dustin Inman Society, for pointing out that the GOP will start pandering to illegal aliens ("GOP doesn't understand amnesty effects," Nov. 15, 7A). Heavens sake, no one can out-pander the Democrats so why should the GOP even try to join the

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YARBROUGH: We are all to blame for church membership decline

A recent study from the Pew Forum on Religion and Life reveals that for the first time in our history, fewer than half of American adults say they are Protestant (48 percent). This marks the first time in Pew Research Center surveys that the Protestant share of the population has

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HUCKABY: Thanksgiving has been replaced by worship of sales

Black Friday; Cyber Monday: It's gotten totally out of hand.

VIDEO: Walmart says no one hurt in frenzy at Ga. store

Walmart says no one was injured in a frenzy over a Black Friday deal at one of its stores in south Georgia.

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MCLEOD: Why adults whine

Whining is like cheap wine, sweet on your lips, but if you indulge too often, you'll never get anything done.

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RICH: Looking for a woman

A picture can really be worth a thousand words.

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Murray focuses on UGA's hopes, puts off NFL talk

Aaron Murray has already received some lofty praise, should he decide to enter the NFL draft. That discussion will have to wait, however.

GWINNETT GRADS: In Front of the Cameras

Where to catch former Gwinnett standouts in Saturday's college football on TV

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GWINNETT GRADS: Shiloh's Brun grows into a force for Iowa State

A look at how former Gwinnett athletes are faring at the college level

Crews battle brush fire along 316

A portion of Ga. 316 was closed Friday, as firefighters battled a brush fire.

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Gladiators beat Orlando 1-0 on Brookwell goal

The Gwinnett Gladiators are good in one-goal games. They've played in eight straight and won seven of those, including a 1-0 victory over Orlando before a holiday crowd of 4,028 on Thursday evening at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Small Business Saturday celebrates 'mom and pop' stores

Today is Small Business Saturday, a nationwide initiative designed to encourage shoppers to get out and buy at small and local brick-and-mortar businesses.

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Tech, UGA frats join forces to battle heart disease

Members of the Sigma Nu fraternity from the University of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology joined forces for a good cause Friday afternoon as they trekked across the state.

County officially closes '01 sales tax program

Officials complete final administrative work on sales tax program dating back to 2001.

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Gwinnett Tech wins Imagination Award

Gwinnett Technical College was recently named the Imagination Award winner at the Gwinnett Chamber's Partnership Gwinnett Community and Economic Development Summit.

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Lawrenceville teen killed at college campus

Jasmine Benjamin, 17, of Lawrenceville was found dead at a Valdosta State University dormitory.

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Shoppers hit malls, stores for Black Friday deals

Residents have a chance to show after Thanksgiving dinner through Friday night for bargains.

Sixpence from 1652 sells for $430K at Md. auction

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- A silver Colonial Massachusetts coin from 1652 that was found in a potato field has been auctioned for $430,000.. Newsday ( reports that an East Hampton, N.Y., woman found the coin 23 years ago with a metal detector.. It garnered four times as much

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Earlier Black Friday kicks off shopping season

This year's Black Friday shoppers were split into two distinct groups: those who wanted to fall into a turkey-induced slumber and those who'd rather shop instead.. Stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving that's named Black Friday because it's traditionally when

Vegas party train could hit tracks in 2013

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- As if a weekend in Las Vegas isn't wild enough for Southern Californians, a Nevada entrepreneur is about to add five more hours of party to either end.. After striking an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad last week, the Las Vegas Railway Express is one step

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Red Dawn' just as far-fetched and cheesy as the first movie

The new "Red Dawn" is every bit as lame and far-fetched as its forefather.

Sara Sudderth

Mrs. Sara Brock Sudderth, age 83, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-eight years, Grady ...

Karen Fain

Karen Fain, age 46, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ramona Rene Fain who passed away February 8, 2012. She ...

Thomas "Tony" Spears

Mr. Thomas Anthony “Tony” Spears, age 55, of Maysville, who passed away on Monday, November 19, 2012.

Charles "Joe" Fairchild

Mr. Charles Joseph “Joe” Fairchild, age 70, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

Evelyn "Alice" Ganter

Evelyn E. “Alice” Ganter, age 93, of Lilburn, GA, passed away November 20, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

Sheri Stanfield

Ms. Sheri Michelle Stanfield, age 29, of Snellville, GA died Wednesday November 14, 2012 at a local hospital. Ms. Stanfield was born in Gwinnett County on May 4, 1983, daughter ...