News for Monday, November 26, 2012

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Effort overcomes size for North Gwinnett defense

North Gwinnett's defense may be undersized, but the group is overachieving.

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Smith wants Falcons to clean up inconsistencies during short week

Despite Atlanta’s 10-1 record and comfortable spot on top of the NFC South, Falcons coach Mike Smith sees plenty of room to improve as the team prepares for Thursday’s game against the Saints.

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Ga. Tech RB Smith plans to return for ACC championship

Georgia Tech’s Orwin Smith missed last week’s game against Georgia with a sprained ankle, but the team’s leading rusher thinks he will be ready to go for Saturday’s ACC championship game. (ADDS: FSU looking to bounce back after loss)

Snellville mulls changes to sign ordinance

SNELLVILLE -- Mayor Kelly Kautz, city council members and Board of Appeals members met during a special-called work session Monday to discuss possible changes to the city's sign ordinance. Jon Davis, Snellville's Planning Director, said during the work session that the city's ordinance is "completely and deliberately content neutral"

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Lasseter’s prison stay scheduled

Former Commissioner Shirley Lasseter will spend Christmas in federal prison.

Duluth City Council revisits median project

DULUTH -- The Buford Highway Median Project is something that seems to never go away for the Duluth City Council.. Monday's work session was no different as the city staff made a new presentation for the possibility of development.. The proposed median will be between Ga. Highway 120 and Davenport

Commission to consider another Partnership payment

Partnership Gwinnett funding to be considered by Board of Commissioners Tuesday.

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Conference-leading Gladiators keep winning close

Gwinnett on an amazing run of nine one-goal games entering this week's home games with Fort Wayne

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Cops: Cancer patient stabbed 20 times by robbery-driven neighbor

Victim described by neighbor as a "pretty even keeled" cosmetologist, cancer patient

As eviction fight continues, classes to resume at Parkwood Farms

Dr. Marilyn Peterson, founder: "We're not going to be held hostage anymore by these proceedings"

Mattie's Call still active for Gwinnett woman

Woman last seen at the Venture Cinema near Gwinnett Place Mall on Friday is still missing.

Sheriff's office nabs man accused in Oct. shooting

Anibal Pacheco-Molina allegedly shot man in arm at Norcross apartment on Oct. 14

Peachtree Ridge's Brickell qualifies for Foot Locker nationals

Peachtree Ridge cross country runner Josh Brickell placed fourth at the Foot Locker South Regional, earning a trip to the national meet.

19 deadly crashes reported during holiday period

Georgia law enforcement authorities say 19 fatal crashes occurred in the state during the recent Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

Ga. teen accused of killing his stepfather with sword

Authorities in north Georgia say a 16-year-old boy is expected to make his first court appearance Monday after he was accused of killing his stepfather with a sword.

Police investigate death of DeKalb boy, 2

Police near Atlanta are investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy.

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Lake Lanier at lowest level since historic drought

Lake Lanier is now at its lowest level since March 2009 after dropping two feet in two weeks, authorities said.

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Dacula's Zito steps down as head football coach

Dacula head football coach Jared Zito announced his resignation Monday morning after two seasons leading the Falcons. (Resignation letter inside)

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