News for Saturday, November 24, 2012


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GAB: Brownie Troop donates to Georgia SPCA

A Brownie Troop recently donated 100 catnip toys to homeless cats at the Georgia Socity for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Suwanee.

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GOOD NEWS: Elementary school visits cultural festival

A class from Chattahoochee Elementary School got a free visit to Stone Mountain Park's Native American Indian Festival and Pow Wow after penning essays on Native American Culture.

Barrow Fire Dept. offers holiday safety tips

Residents urged to check holiday lights for frayed wires, be wary of children in cooking areas

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Wilson -- Chapman wedding

Wilson -- Chapman. Heather Michelle Wilson and Matthew Tyler Chapman were married Nov. 18 at Flint Hill in Norcross. Minister Andy Chapman officiated the ceremony.. The bride is the daughter of Stanley and Rhonda Wilson of Lawrenceville. She is a graduate of Brookwood High School and Georgia College and State

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Williams -- Parr engagement

Williams -- Parr. Steven and Sharon Williams of Winder announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Williams of Blairsville, to TJ Parr of Blairsville, son of Tony Parr of Buford and Angie Ryan of Athens.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Pat Taylor of Carl and is a graduate

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JENKINS: Richt's character and record should silence the haters

To all Georgia fans -- Mark Richt is as good a coach as you're going to get -- and a far a better person than you deserve.

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LARSON: Of angel presence, be aware

With remindrers -- like Beth Gayle's book -- I realize that no matter how bad the circumstances, God does send angels. And for that I give thanks.

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Warren -- Orza engagement

Warren -- Orza. Keith and Rita Warren of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Marie Warren of Dunwoody, to Emil Orza of Atlanta, son of John and Emily Orza of Sugar Hill.. The bride-elect is a graduate of Brookwood High School and Toccoa Falls College. She is

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Gwinnett home to Georgia Mountain Fiddle King

After attending the competition for a third time, Kenny Lambert took home the top title.

Tree lighting is Dec. 1 in Duluth

A tree-lighting ceremony and special activities are scheduled for Dec. 1 in downtown Duluth.

Suwanee's Caboose Lighting set for this week

Suwanee will have its annual caboose lightning and holiday festival this week.

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Church organizes charity race for local food banks

The race collected close to 4,000 items for Quinn House, Bread of Life Ministries, The Salvation Army and Duluth Hands of Christ.

Elf to parachute in at parade

Lilburn's Christmas parade features a parachuting elf.

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Teague, Pachulia lead Atlanta past Clippers

ATLANTA -- Jeff Teague had 19 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks won their fifth straight game with a 104-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.. Blake Griffin scored 22 points and Chris Paul had 19 for

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Relics unearthed beneath Bethesda gym

On Saturday, volunteers hauled out antique toys and physical education equipment from a space beneath the gym that's been sealed for years.

County budget proposal to be presented Tuesday

The economy and changes from the settlement of a dispute with local cities factor into county spending plan

Snellville lights up Christmas tree

The city in South Gwinnett County was the place to be Saturday for recharging holiday cheer.

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GMC doc helps Ethiopian man get life-saving heart surgery

Eyasu Minas Woldekirkos says he was not afraid, not of the roughly 7,700-mile journey from his native Ethiopia, or of the complicated cardiac surgery that awaited once he arrived in Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett County road closures, Nov. 25 through Dec. 1

-- Alcovy Road fromCampbell Road to West Drowning Creek Roadwillrequire intermittent lane closures 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: Local congressmen working on 'fiscal cliff' solution

Gwinnett's House members talk about the lame duck session work on the fiscal cliff issue.

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Prep football notes: Second-round win historic for Norcross

High School football notes from playoff games of November 23

Norcross set to hit the road to Camden after losing coin flip

After taking care of their own business in Friday night's 27-7 win over South Gwinnett in the second round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs, the No. 2 state-ranked Norcross Blue Devils were hoping for something else Saturday morning.

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Georgia strikes early, often to roll past Tech 42-10

At times, Saturday's renewal of the rivalry between Georgia and Georgia Tech was reminiscent of the recent election. The only problem for the visiting Yellow Jackets was that it often looked like the Bulldogs' offense was running unopposed.

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Rambo sets INT mark in UGA win over Tech

With his interception and fumble recovery in Georgia's 42-10 rout of archrival Georgia Tech on Saturday at Sanford Stadium, Bacarri Rambo cemented his status as one of the Bulldogs' all-time turnover artists.

Falcons brace for challenge from improved Bucs

The high-flying Atlanta Falcons and surging Tampa Bay Buccaneers understand the success of their seasons will be determined by where they finish, so they insist they're not bothered by anything people outside their locker rooms say about what they've accomplished so far.

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O'REILLY: Crushing ambition

The left-wing media went wild after the election when analysis showed that many poorer Americans supported President Obama and entitlements could have been a major reason why.

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WILL: Digesting the Twinkies' lessons

WASHINGTON -- Earthquakes may strike, dynasties may fall and locusts may devour the crops, but Oldsmobile and Pan Am are forever. Never mind. But about the death of Twinkies: Write obituaries in the subjunctive mood.

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CEPEDA: Hold the election crowing

CHICAGO -- Just as tone-deafness is a bipartisan ailment, so is hubris -- and I suspect some Hispanics are flying perilously close to the sun.. I've lost count of all the prideful, boasting and sometimes menacing commentaries, blog posts and social media comments about Hispanics' role in President Obama's

Norcross set to hit the road to Camden after losing coin flip

After taking care of their own business in Friday night’s 27-7 win over South Gwinnett in the second round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs, the No. 2 state-ranked Norcross Blue Devils were hoping for something else Saturday morning.

Two arrested in death of Lawrenceville woman

Two men are in jail in connection with the stabbing death of Parviz Moledina on Wednesday night.

Friday's quarterfinal matchups in the state high school football playoffs

Quarterfinal matchups for the remaining Gwinnett state football playoff teams

PREP ROUNDUP: Lions open Charlotte tournament with win

Recap of Friday's high school sports events

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Turnovers, penalties prove costly in Grayson's loss to North

Bulldogs capitalize on a plethora of miscues by the defending state champions

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Parkview pulls off OT win over West Forsyth

Taking a look back at the scores of Parkview's wins from this season, one is quick to notice that virtually every one was close.

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GAC rides huge offensive night past Heard Co.

In the first half, one defensive stop played like a touchdown. The first six possessions in GAC's Class AA football playoff matchup at Heard Country resulted in touchdowns with both teams treating the game as defense optional.

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Donald Denson

Dr. Donald Denson, age 67, of Lilburn, GA went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-two years ...

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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 ...

Olinidia "Spanky" Bell

Olinidia “Spanky” Boring Bell, 59, of Navarre, FL, died November 20, 2012. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 26th, at St. Benedict Catholic ...

Barbara Parker

Barbara Ellen Parker, age 66, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on November 22, 2012. 

Robert Ethridge

Robert H. Ethridge, age 87, of Dacula, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012. A Graveside Service will be held 4 PM Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery ...

Robert Griffiths

Mr. Robert Lee Griffiths, age 69, of Auburn, GA passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-five years, Althea Chavez Griffiths ...