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SMITH: Football coaches have lives too

Saturday in Sanford Stadium, there was a poignant scene both pre-game and afterward which served as a reminder that football coaches have those moments when they appreciate the good things in life.. Coaches live a life in which critical fans don't have any appreciation for their personal emotions and

Williams' dunk clinches Hawks comeback

ATLANTA -- Lou Williams wasn't instant offense in the fourth quarter like he'd been in his first two games with the Hawks. But he didn't have to be.. His new Atlanta teammates saw to that.. The Hawks outscored Indiana 20-3 over the last six minutes and stunned the Pacers 89-86

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CEPEDA: Reading between the lines

CHICAGO -- Eight years after the National Endowment for the Arts declared a national reading crisis -- and five years since an Associated Press-Ipsos poll found that 27 percent of the people surveyed hadn't read a single book in the previous year -- there's a sliver of good news.

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THOMAS: Four more years of the US's decline

Great nations and proud empires have always collapsed from within before they were conquered from without.. President Obama's re-election mirrors the self-indulgent, greedy and envious nation we are rapidly becoming.. Pollsters Michael Barone and Dick Morris got it horribly wrong. Both predicted a 300 electoral-vote win for

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8-0 Falcons try to play down talk of perfection

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Todd McClure can tell this is becoming a special season for the Atlanta Falcons, just from all the extra time he's spending on the phone.. He's getting hit up for tickets. And extra tickets. And anything with a signature on it.. "I guess it comes with the

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Five years dealt in Duluth child porn case

Duluth man sentenced to serve five years for child porn images and videos found on home computer.

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HAMMOCK: Intrigue of regular-season finales is ideal

Plenty of Game 10 matchups that matter this Friday

McEnroe highlights Powershares tennis event

During the height of his stellar tennis career, playing on a tour in his late 50s never crossed John McEnroe's mind.. Rather, McEnroe was busy winning seven Grand Slam events and playing in one of the most memorable Wimbledon finals matches in the tournament's long history against Bjorn Borg. At

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Buford's Ness seeks to continue mat dominance

Buford's Chip Ness is a two-time state champion and one of the state's most accomplished wrestlers.

Daily Post team-by-team wrestling previews

A team-by-team look at the high school wrestling season.

SUPER SIX: Wrestling

The Daily Post's Wrestling Super Six features four defending state champions.

Union of ex-boxer, singer ends tragically at hotel

Police rule ex-boxer's shooting at Duluth hotel self-defense.

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GSU cuts 110 positions to save about $4 million

Georgia State University has eliminated 110 positions to save about $4 million.

Overnight frost advisory issued for Gwinnett

The National Weather Service has issued an overnight frost warning for much of north and central Georgia, including Gwinnett County.

Local players selected for all-star volleyball match

Match to honor seniors will be held Saturday

Duluth fighting for equipment grant

Wildcats among top performers in Under Armour competition

Gwinnett players make all-state volleyball team

Eight local standouts get all-state honors; others make honorable mention

UGA's Armstrong up for prestigious award

Wesleyan grad is one of 30 national finalists

Shiloh's Roberts, Loganville's Godfree get TD Club honors

Locals will be honored in the club's weekly meeting next week

USTA honors Suwanee's Rice with award

Local player honored for exceptional season of wheelchair tennis

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Hutchinson named to Superior Court

George Hutchinson was named Gwinnett's newest Superior Court judge Tuesday.

75 percent turnout in Gwinnett Tuesday

Republican support high in Gwinnett Tuesday.

State Rep. Kidd mulls switch to GOP

ATLANTA -- An independent lawmaker in the Georgia House of Representatives said Wednesday that he is considering becoming a Republican, a decision that could give the GOP a supermajority in the General Assembly.. Rep. E. Culver "Rusty" Kidd of Milledgeville told The Associated Press he will request meetings with senior

Cops: Friends discovered shooting victim's body

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Robert Mixon's body was first discovered by friends returning to his Duluth apartment, police said.. Mixon, 33, was found dead from a gunshot wound Friday afternoon after police were called to the Menlo Creek Apartments at 4370 Satellite Boulevard. Authorities have released few details regarding the crime, but

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GAB: Brookwood grad is UGA's homecoming queen

The North Gwinnett High School competition cheerleading squad won its first region championship since 2004 on Saturday.

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Five agencies receive grants at luncheon

United Way of Gwinnett Women's Leadership Council distributed $45,000 to five nonprofits in the community.

Petco hosts national pet food drive

The public can donate pet food through Sunday at any Petco location.

Aurora Theatre takes home seven Suzi Bass Awards

Six of the awards were for its production "Clyde 'n Bonnie: A Folktale."

Partnership Gwinnett announces award finalists

Finalists have been announced for the annual Partnership Gwinnett Awards program that honors an individual and a company.

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre adds teen, adult classes

The classes are offered on Tuesday nights.

Sidewalk to complete Berkeley Lake network

Commissioners approve project to add sidewalks along North Berkeley Lake Road.

Fire damages Norcross duplex

Early morning fire damages duplex near Norcros, officials say.

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Parents get encouraging news about injured toddler

The parents of a toddler hospitalized after being struck by a falling tree branch say he's making progress in his recovery.

Republicans renew House control for 2 more years

Republicans recaptured control of the House early Wednesday, besting Democrats in a billion-dollar battle and ensuring that the chamber will be dominated by their conservative agenda. R

Gay marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

Former coach charged after girl gets text messages

Authorities say a former assistant high school basketball coach is accused of sending sexually inappropriate text messages to a 15-year-old student at the school.

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Ex-University of Texas coach Royal dies at age 88

Darrell K Royal, the former Texas football coach known as much for his folksy, simplistic approach to life as for his creative wishbone offenses and two national championships, has died. He was 88.

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ABC's Diane Sawyer spurs jokes from Twitterverse

Diane Sawyer's Election Night performance left some viewers asking if she had begun celebrating Tuesday's election a bit early.

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Romney: 'This is a time of great challenges'

Republican Mitt Romney conceded defeat in the presidential contest early Wednesday, saying the nation had chosen Barack Obama to remain president for another term and that it was time for the nation to unite behind him.

Former Ga. sheriff re-elected despite indictment

Voters in an Atlanta suburb have re-elected their former sheriff, who has been indicted on felony charges that could lead to him being suspended or kicked out of office.

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Some metro Atlanta voters denied regular ballots

State elections officials and voter advocates said Tuesday there were problems in metro Atlanta where voters who said they were registered were unable to cast regular ballots because they weren't listed on their precincts' voter lists.

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5 State House incumbents roll; another race very tight

Incumbents easily claimed victory in five Ga. House of Representatives races Tuesday, but a sixth contest was within just a few hundred votes.

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Ethics probe not enough to deter Balfour's re-election

A current criminal investigation wasn't enough to deter voters from making sure Don Balfour retained his title as the longest-serving Republican in Georgia's Senate.

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Incumbent clerk of court overcomes allegations

Richard T. Alexander, the Republican incumbent clerk of courts, received 54.5 percent of the unofficial vote Tuesday, besting Democratic challenger Brian Whiteside.

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Charter amendment passes

On Tuesday night, Georgia's voters settled a much-discussed dispute over the state's power to charter independent public schools.

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Trio re-elected to school board

A group of female elected officials with more than 60 years of collective experience on the Gwinnett County Board of Education held on to their posts after going up against political newcomers.

Robert Mixon

Mr. Robert Rob Mixon, age 33, of Duluth, GA passed away on Friday, November 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Mixon. He is survived by ...

Freddie Garland

Freddie Garland, age 60, of Oakwood, GA, passed away on November 4, 2012. 

Ana Dediego

Ana Lidia “Annie” deDiego, age 85, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away November 6, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

David Wray

David Lee Wray, age 81, of Lawrenceville, Georgia went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Funeral service will be 2 PM Saturday, November ...

Richard Cross

Richard H. Cross, age 63, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on November 5, 2012. 

Colena Wright

Mrs. Colena Wright, age 86, of Winder, Georgia died November 4, 2012.

Alice Shockley

Alice B. Shockley, age 91, of Snellville, GA, passed away November 6, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811. www.wagesandsons.com

Esther Haney

Esther A. Haney age 82 of Lawrenceville, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, November 8, 2012 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Brandon Trotter

Brandon Harrison Trotter, age 34 of Hoschton, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012.

Kevin Meis

Mr. Kevin Ray Meis, 43, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Nov. 5, 2012.

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Larry Agee

Larry Agee, age 65, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 2nd, 2012. Larry is survived by his loving wife Marguerite “Cricket” Agee of ...

Marion Bessant

Marion R. Bessant, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away November 3, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-979-5010.

Wanda Elston

Wanda Leigh Howard Elston, age 90, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on November 6, 2012. 

William Perry

William A. Perry, age 83, of Tucker passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Perry. He is survived by his daughter and ...

James Greeson

Mr. James Lewis Greeson, age 72, of Auburn, Georgia died November 4, 2012.

Montene Morgan

Montene Mae Morgan, age 81, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012.

Teresa Cronic

Teresa Irene Cronic, age 61, of Abbeville, AL passed away November 5, 2012.

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Marian Poynter

Marian Soergel Poynter, age 73, of Dacula, GA, passed away Monday, November 5, 2012. Mrs. Poynter is survived by her husband of 50 years James Poynter, Jr.; sons, Jay Poynter ...

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Rose Nowicki

Rose Nowicki passed away peacefully at the age of 85, on November 2nd, after a battle with heart disease. Rose is survived by her three children, Roberta, Robert, and Joseph ...

Doris Williams

Doris Lynn Williams, age 88, of Buford, GA, passed away on November 6, 2012. 

Joan Gotham

Joan Ellen Gotham, age 70, of Hoschton, GA, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Joan was born to the late Clyde Russell and Marguerite Adamson Allen. She enjoyed many ...

Carol Besseche

Carol Davis Besseche, age 72, of Auburn, Georgia, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 2, 2012, after a gallant fight with lung cancer. She is ...