News for Sunday, November 25, 2012


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Bouncing back from losses key to Tech, FSU in ACC title game

Yellow Jackets, Seminoles an unlikely matchup in Saturday's championship game

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UGA-Bama latest huge SEC title game matchup

Winner will get pressure of bringing SEC its seventh straight national title, loser will likely be out of BCS bowls

Top 10 most popular stories for Nov. 19-25

The 10 most popular stories on the Gwinnett Daily Post website during the week of Nov. 19-25.

Tech gets big men's hoops victory

Yellow Jackets claim third place in DirecTV Classic

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'Twilight,' Bond, 'Lincoln' lead record weekend

Bella Swan, James Bond and Abe Lincoln have combined to lift Hollywood to record Thanksgiving revenue at the box office.

Powerball jackpot goes to record $425M

Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the largest jackpot ever for the game.

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Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day

Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed online sales spiked on the Monday following Thanksgiving, is the next in a series of days that stores are counting on to jumpstart the holiday shopping season.

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THE BLITZ: Fresh blood in quarterfinals for Gwinnett teams

Brandon Brigman gives his impressions from last week's playoff games.

PREP ROUNDUP: Mitchell, Joell leads Collins Hill boys to win

A recap of the high school sports events from Saturday

Man killed in three-vehicle crash

Norcross police said a the three-vehicle crash occurred just before 8 a.m. on Sunday that killed a 65 year old Hispanic man.

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Falcons survive Buccaneers, improve to 10-1

The Atlanta Falcons escaped a close call for the second consecutive game to remain in the driver's seat in the NFC, outlasting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium for a 24-23 win that came down to the wire.

Grant funding brings produce to school cafeterias

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars in federal grant funding will help bring locally grown food to school cafeterias in Georgia.

SEC Championship tickets spiking for Ala. vs. Ga.

Tickets to the SEC Championship football game in Atlanta next weekend continued to climb as Georgia and Alabama each demolished their archrivals.

Notre Dame still the 1 in AP rankings, UGA No. 3

Notre Dame is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football rankings with nothing left to do but wait to find out who its opponent in the national championship game will be.

Ga. immigration law bogs down medical licensing

Officials say Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration is causing administrative problems for doctors and creating more work for the state regulators who license them.

Auburn fires Gene Chizik after 3-9 season

Auburn coach Gene Chizik was fired Sunday after the Tigers' rapid fall from a national champion to a winless Southeastern Conference season.

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Man dies after confrontation with Walmart workers

A man suspected of shoplifting DVD players at a Walmart died Sunday after a confrontation with workers at the Atlanta-area store.

Therman "T.w." Green

Therman W. (T.W.) Green, Lt. Col. USMC, Retired age 92, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012. T.W. was preceded in death by his loving wife of ...

Tom Mackin

Tom Mackin age 79 of Snellville passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-979-5010.

Rodney Gober

Rodney Gober, age 49, of Winder, GA passed away November 23, 2012.

Ralph "Bob" Schrage

Ralph Robert “Bob” Schrage, 78, of Dacula, GA passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012 after a long illness. He was born in Quincy, Illinois on January 12, 1934 ...

Norma Matthews

Norma Matthews, age 83, formerly of Lilburn, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012. Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Don England

Don England, age 69, of Eatonton, GA, passed away November 23, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Charles Skidmore, Jr.

Charles R. Skidmore, Jr., age 77, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on November 22, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. 770-277-4550. 

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Christopher Taylor

Christopher Sloan Taylor, age 39 formerly of Snellville, GA passed away on Thursday, 11/1/2012. He was a loving son of Vikki Taylor Harper and Randy Harper of Dacula, GA and ...

Edward "Ed" Radford

Edward “Ed” Radford, age 65, of Buford, GA, passed away on November 24, 2012. 

Delilah Holbrook

Delilah M. Holbrook age 65, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Delitha Martin; sister, Dorethy Jean ...

William Meeks

Major William C. Meeks of The Salvation Army, age 69, of Snellville, GA promoted to glory on November 20, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC “A ...