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North Cobb outguns Mill Creek in 42-35 shootout

It took a while, but the anticipated shootout in Mill Creek's Class AAAAAA state quarterfinal game against North Cobb finally developed in the second half.

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Turnovers, penalties doom Panthers

With more than 20 minutes of possession in the first half, Parkview put the brakes on Colquitt County's fast-paced offense, featuring 2,000-yard passer Cole Seagraves and 1,000-yard receiver Bobby Hill.

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Halftime lead slips away as Parkview falls to Colquitt

Momentum changed in an instant. Already leading 7-0 and dominating the time of possession, Parkview had marched down inside the 5-yard line with less than a minute to play in the second quarter with eyes on extending its lead in the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals.

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GAC wins another thriller over Early on Holzgrefe field goal

It was 10 years ago when Greater Atlanta Christian and Early County met in the state football playoffs and hopefully it won't be another decade after the show these two teams put on Friday night at Spartan Stadium.

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Buford advances to semifinals with 31-7 win over Carver

Before every game, Buford offensive lineman Josh Cardiello tells head coach Jess Simpson to run the ball to the left side of the line.

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Old Town Suwanee celebrates caboose lighting

Friday night marked the fifth year in a row that Historic Old Town Suwanee has lit its caboose with glimmering Christmas lights for a crowd of thousands to enjoy.

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Norcross beats Camden County, advances to semifinals

Norcross' offense was good as expected Friday night at Chris Gilman Stadium. But few, especially homestanding Camden County, expected such a defensive effort by the No. 1 AAAAAA team in Georgia.

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ESPN's Pollack comfortable in blossoming broadcasting career

David Pollack, a three-time All-American at Georgia, has adjusted to a second career in broadcasting as part of ESPN's College GameDay.

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HUCKABY: Scouting experience builds lifetime of connections

A hundred years ago I earned my Eagle Scout Award.

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YARBROUGH: If at first you don't secede, why try, try again?

In case you have been busy doing mundane stuff like eking out a living, you may have missed the news that there is a petition going around that would allow Georgia to secede from the union. As of this writing, there have been 24,579 signatures to the petition.. The impetus

Braves trade Hanson to Angels for reliever

Tommy Hanson, the starter in the Gwinnett Braves' first game in 2009, was once projected to be the ace of the Atlanta rotation for years and years to come.

GWINNETT GRADS: In Front of the Cameras

Where to watch former Gwinnett standouts in Saturday's college football action

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GWINNETT GRADS: Hamilton returns to hoops with a strong start

A closer look at how Gwinnett products are faring in college athletics

No. 13 Seminoles must stop Tech offense to win another ACC title

Florida State has no option but to stop the option if the Seminoles want to win their 13th ACC title.

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Georgia eager to carve out new legacy against Alabama

The national championship could be decided with a dream matchup between two of college football's most storied programs: Notre Dame vs. Alabama. Of course, Georgia might have something to say about that.

New kitchen to allow senior program to expand

Officials break ground Friday on a senior services expansion, funded by a federal grant.

Theater to raise money for Gwinnett jail dog program

For $12, see new 007 movie, get popcorn and soda and contribute to jail dog program

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Former Gwinnett official up for Barrow post

Gwinnett's former county administrator is up for Barrow post.

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Gwinnett Schools affected by Hostess shutdown

GCPS has had to seek new businesses to provide fresh bread to its students after Hostess shut down its operations just before Thanksgiving.

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RICH: When Lincoln dies

The third, and final, installment, of a look at Charlie Tinker's diary.

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MCLEOD: How to avoid the fatal money mistake

It's ironic, but the business research shows that when you overemphasize money, you make less of it. But when your noble purpose is to help customers, you drive more revenue.

Pet food donations needed

A local pet sitter has begun a local effort as part of a national initiative aimed at helping homeless and hungry domestic animals.

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Braves trade pitcher Tommy Hanson

The Braves have traded Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for former closer Jordan Walden.

Snellville couple accused of $1.4M in fraudulent Medicaid

Oluyemisi and Olufemi Afuape allegedly used daycare to rake in $1.4 million in fraudulent Medicaid claims

Cops: Sleeping driver hit patrol car

James Snyder, 50, of Loganville cited for failure to maintain lane, driving on wrong side of the road

Federal agents, police raid NW Ga. dental office

Federal agents and police raided a children's dentistry practice in a northwest Georgia town, saying they were responding to complaints that patients were improperly restrained.

Mo. Powerball winner verified; Ariz.'s a mystery

Bob Kangas realized Wednesday night that one of two winning Powerball jackpot tickets — a record $587.5 million — had been bought in Arizona, but he didn't check his numbers.

Appalachian Trail reopens after large wildfire

Authorities say the Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain and an access trial from Amicalola Falls State Park have reopened after a large wildfire in the area.

Homeless man struck, killed by SUV in Athens

Authorities are investigating the death of a homeless man who was killed by a car as he pushed a shopping cart on an Athens street.

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Report: More than 100 rifles stolen from train car

Authorities say they're searching for dozens of rifles stolen from a train car somewhere in metro Atlanta.

Woman killed while crossing street in Covington

Authorities are investigating the death of a Covington woman who died after being struck by a pickup truck while crossing a street in Covington.

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Falcons intercept Brees five times in 23-13 win over Saints

Matt Bryant kicked three field goals and the defense intercepted Drew Brees five times to beat the Saints 23-13 at the Georgia Dome.

Helen Wells

Helen Wells, age 64 of Duluth, died November 28, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535. 

Terry Casper

Mr. Terry “Jason” Casper, 32, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Tuesday November 27, 2012.

Willie Casper

Mrs. Willie Agnes Casper, age 86, of Monroe, GA passed away November 28, 2012.

Robert Bennett

Robert W. Bennett, age 68 of Duluth, died November 28, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535. 

Alton Jones

J. Alton Jones, age 84 of Buford, died November 28, 2012. A Graveside Service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday December 1, 2012 at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Duluth ...