News for Monday, November 5, 2012


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Falcons' defense could get boost for matchup with Saints

A pair of injured players have a chance to playing in road game this Sunday

Matchups set for Gwinnett Football League championship games

Collins Hill High School will host youth league's finals Saturday

The Who rocks ‘Quadrophenia’ in Duluth

The iconic British rock group performed its famous album “Quadrophenia” Monday night in front of thousands of fans, who traveled from around the metro area — and further — for the show.

Lawrenceville delays QuikTrip rezoning again

Staff Correspondent. LAWRENCEVILLE -- For the second straight month, the Lawrenceville City Council Monday night delayed a business rezoning request from the QuikTrip Corporation at 181 Scenic Highway, an area considered to be the "Gateway to the Downtown Area.". The plans are to build a new QuikTrip three blocks

Norcross holds off on creating arts commission

NORCROSS -- Norcross councilman Charlie Riehm on Monday proposed that the City Council create and appoint five members to a Norcross Arts Commission, thereby officially throwing municipal support behind the arts in the city.

Sugar Hill borrows from general fund for City Hall

SUGAR HILL -- As Sugar Hill nears planned completion of its downtown City Hall and streetscape in January, City Manager Bob Hail sought permission at Monday night's City Council work session for some mildly creative bookkeeping.. With about 60 percent of the City Hall's $11 million cost scheduled to be

Supreme Court arguments made on both sides of trash debate

The attorney for a Snellville man battling Gwinnett County's controversial trash plan felt good about Monday's oral arguments in front of the Georgia Supreme Court.

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Larry the Cable Guy tweets to Winder boy fighting for life

Larry the Cable Guy -- under the guise of a fun-loving, twang-talking animated tow truck -- used Twitter Monday to pass along words of encouragement to the Winder toddler battling for his life after a massive tree limb fell on his head.. Tripp Halstead, 2, was at his

Carr, Ati among 11 Silverbacks re-signed

Gwinnett products Borfor Carr, Eric Ati among 11 players whose options were exercised by the Atlanta Silverbacks.

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Young Norcross team grows up to be region champs

Norcross secured its first football region championship since 2007.

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More than 107,000 vote early in Gwinnett

Inclement weather is expected for Election Day as traditional voters go to the polls days after long lines greeted those who voted early.

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Reading room honors the life of Riverside student

This week, Riverside Elementary will honor the life of a boy with special needs who passed away a little more than a year ago. Volunteers and students came together Monday to dedicate a reading room to the Late Brandon Woyce.

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Cancer Society hosts fundraising gala

The American Cancer Society hosted its annual Gwinnett gala on Saturday night. This year's theme was "Denim and Diamonds" as nearly 400 people gathered to raise funds to help battle the disease.

Victim in apartment killing ID'd

Victim ID'd in Friday killing at apartment complex, but other details scarce, police say.

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Gwinnett grad Hubbard wins SEC's weekly honor

UGA's Murray picks up league's offensive honor on Monday

Ruling means firm could pay $459 million for faxes

The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled against a company accused of partnering with a Texas firm to send more than 300,000 junk faxes to metro Atlanta homes and businesses, meaning it could be liable for a $459 million penalty.

Gwinnett men arrested for scalping LSU-Ala. tickets

LSU Police have arrested six people for scalping tickets on campus before the LSU-Alabama football game.

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Out to lunch... with Wayne Hill

“Out To Lunch” is a periodic feature that allows readers a chance to learn about the people behind the titles in Gwinnett County through a lunch-time conversation with a member of the GDP staff.

Conviction upheld in car salesman's murder

Conviction and life sentence upheld in 2008 killing of car salesman near Stone Mountain.

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Gladiators top South Carolina for fourth straight win

Gwinnett builds 3-0 lead, then hangs on for Sunday victory