News for Wednesday, November 28, 2012


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Numbers drawn for record Powerball jackpot

The winning numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing are: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6.

No. 8 Georgia women too much for Furman 83-47

ATHENS -- Khaalidah Miller scored 17 points and No. 8 Georgia defeated Furman 83-47 Wednesday.

No. 14 Purdue women defeat Ga. Tech 85-73

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- KK Houser scored 19 points, hitting all 10 of her free-throw attempts, and added 10 assists Wednesday night to help No. 14 Purdue beat Georgia Tech 85-73.

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Gladiators' late surge falls short against Komets

The Gladiators had a three-game winning streak end with a 4-3 loss to the Komets on Wednesday at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

PREP ROUNDUP: Providence pair score 10 in loss

ATLANTA -- Providence's boys basketball team had two players score in double figures as it lost 53-42 to Holy Innocents' on Wednesday.

Braves replace Bourn with Upton

The Braves and free agent B.J. Upton agreed on Wednesday to a five-year deal worth $75 million for the former Tampa Bay first-overall draft pick to replace Michael Bourn.

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Movie theater makes debut in Duluth

Studio Movie Grill is open to the public off of Venture Drive near Gwinnett Place Mall.

Two killed in Suwanee wreck

A major roadway remained closed Wednesday night nearly four hours after a wrong-way wreck killed two at the intersection of McGinnis Ferry and Scales roads.

Falcons look to end skid in series against Saints

ATLANTA -- On the verge of clinching their division before December, the Atlanta Falcons don't look so dominant when their longest, most intense rival is on the field with them.. The New Orleans Saints have won four straight and 11 of 13 in the series, including a 31-27 home win

No. 3 Georgia, No. 2 Alabama backfields come in twos

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- That running back duo in the Southeastern Conference championship game has been punishingly effective all season.. Pick a team -- No. 3 Georgia or No. 2 Alabama -- the description fits.. Bulldogs freshmen Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall roll into Saturday's game with 1,858 combined yards and

Santa's Toy Run this weekend will feature racing, charity donations

Event will be Friday and Saturday at Road Atlanta in Braselton

Berkmar's Witherspoon traded to another NBA D-League team

Forward spent preseason camp with the San Antonio Spurs

Brookwood to honor softball signees with ceremony

Blackwell, Litumbe and Norris are headed to college programs

Clemson QB Boyd named ACC player of year

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd is the Atlantic Coast Conference's overall and offensive player of the year, and Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner is the league's top defensive player.. The league released its players of the year Wednesday.. Boyd won both of his awards by one vote

Long putters to go belly up

Golf's governing bodies proposed a new rule Wednesday that would ban the putting stroke used by three of the last five major champions.

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After enduring changes, GAC football seniors finishing with a bang

Veterans are enjoying great final season under third head coach in four seasons

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Parkview finding ways to come up big in the clutch

Parkview finding ways to come up big in the clutch

Gwinnett gets to see how it stacks up in loaded hoops showcase

Gwinnett powers to test their mettle in this weekend's Nike Explosion at Wheeler

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HAMMOCK: Let's not have another "Black Friday" of prep football

Quarterfinal round always important in determining county's fate in high school football playoffs

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'Knowledge equals speed' for Buford safeties

Hall and Mize talented on the football field, excellent in the classroom

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Norcross offensive line jells into cohesive unit

Togetherness builds cohesive offensive line at Norcross

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CEPEDA: On teen sex, a step too far?

CHICAGO -- Let's start with a beyond-dispute premise: We need to do everything possible to prevent unwanted teen pregnancy.. But should pediatricians pre-prescribe "morning-after" pills to girls under 17, as the American Academy of Pediatrics has suggested?. Even though I'm the mother of two teen boys, I

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THOMAS: On brink of fiscal cliff, perhaps it's time for actual taxpayer revolt

Congress returned to "work" this week (now there's a laugh) to complete its lame-duck session before taking another holiday. Spending other people's money is a taxing experience.

DALY: Selecting the perfect Christmas tree

If you follow these tips you can have a great tree for your home for the holidays.

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Historical home moving to museum

Historic Chesser-Williams house moving to new location on Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center campus.

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Sheriff's dept. mourns passing of 25-year veteran

Capt. Laure Lynne Hicks, 48, passed away Wednesday after battle with cancer

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Tea party leaders miffed at Chambliss comment

Tea party leaders Julianne Thompson and Debbie Dooley disappointed in U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss over tax pledge statement.

Suwanee exploring possibility of mini cell towers

City officials in Suwanee are looking into the possibility of having a company rent space on city property for mini cell towers.

GAB: Santa's Toy Run is this week

The fifth annual Santa's Toy Run is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Road Atlanta.

Noble Village plans Peachtree Corners location

An active senior living community that aims to offer a blend of independence, active lifestyle and safety for retirement is expanding its reach into Peachtree Corners.

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Missing poodle escaped during man's medical emergency

Buford woman hopes to find lost dog after it escaped while EMTs helped her husband with a medical emergency. A sign ordinance, though, makes the search difficult.

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Parkview's Wolff, Gwinnett's most decorated soccer player, retires

Former U.S. national team and D.C. United forward Josh Wolff, a former standout at Parkview, is retiring as a player and will be a full-time assistant coach with the Major League Soccer club.

GAC's Brogdon to redshirt this season at UVA

Virginia's backup point guard, Greater Atlanta Christian grad Malcolm Brogdon, will redshirt this season.

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Powerball jackpot boosted again to $550M

The record Powerball jackpot just keeps rising. It now stands at $550 million after officials say brisk sales keep driving up the payout amount.

Habersham slips past Peachtree Ridge girls in region hoops opener

Turvy and Cruse lead the Lions' offense; Henderson has big rebounding night

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Family hires PI to investigate student's death

A family has hired a private investigator to search for clues in the mysterious death of their daughter at Valdosta State University.

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Suwanee teen charged with vehicular homicide

Mackenzie Lauren Stephenson, 17, reportedly pulled out in front of 70-year-old Sugar Hill man

GAC wrestlers win two of three matches

Bradley, Klinebell, Scates and Martin finish day with perfect records

Hunter dies, son hurt after fall from tree stand

Authorities say a hunter was killed and son injured when they plunged from a tree stand in a wooded area northeast of Atlanta.

$49 million winning lottery ticket sold in Georgia

Authorities say a $49 million winning lottery ticket has been sold in south Georgia.

Mayor: Train link to Savannah would fuel economy

Atlanta's mayor said he's interested in exploring the idea of a high-speed train that would link the city with Savannah.

Ralph Fraker

Ralph Fredrick Fraker, age 77, of Loganville, GA, passed away November 26, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Mary Howell

Mary F. Howell, age 97, of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, November 26, 2012. A Funeral Service will be held 3 PM Thursday, November 29, 2012 in the Chapel of Tim ...

Joe Sears

Mr. Joe Travis Sears, age 72, of Danielsville, GA, formerly of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2012.

Nolan Duncan

Nolan Duncan, age 84, of Buford, GA, passed away on November 27, 2012. 

Priscilla Edwards

Priscilla Edwards, age 89, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

Rebecca Berry

Rebecca Ann Berry, a native of Gwinnett County passed away peacefully at her home in Bent Tree near Jasper, Georgia on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. A Memorial Service will be ...

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George Ford

George Thomas Ford, age 78, of Pigeon Forge, TN, formerly of Snellville, GA, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Odos and Annie ...

Henry Brock

Henry Lee Brock, age 69, of Bogart died November 24, 2012.

Gail Watson

Gail Watson, age 67, of Winder passed away Monday, November 26, 2012.

Martha Iski

Martha Iski, 74, of Norcross, GA, died November 25, 2012. Mrs. Iski was a homemaker. Preceded in death by her husband, Steven Iski, she is survived by her son, Stephen ...

Betty Cash

Betty Jane Cash, age 79, of Loganville, GA, passed away November 26, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Toni Kopp

Toni Prescott Kopp, age 91, of Winder died November 24, 2012.

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Edward Radford

Dr. Edward Wade Radford, age 65, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mandy Radford Loftis; parents, Mr. & ...

Louise Pruitt

Louise Miner Pruitt, 94 yrs old passed away Nov. 25th. Born to Ralph & Bessie Miner on 11-2-1918 she grew up in Bryromville, GA and married Gordon L. Pruitt. She ...