News for Thursday, November 8, 2012


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PREVIEW: Duluth at Mountain View

A breakdown of Friday night's Duluth-Mtn. View high school football game

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PREVIEW: Dacula at Berkmar

A breakdown of Friday night's Dacula at Berkmar high school football game

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PREVIEW: North Gwinnett at Peachtree Ridge

A breakdown of Friday night's North Gwinnett-Peachtree Ridge high school football game

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PREVIEW: Hebron Christian at Towns Co.

A breakdown of Friday night's Hebron Christian-Towns Co. high school football game

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PREVIEW: Shiloh at Central Gwinnett

A breakdown of Friday night's Central Gwinnett-Shiloh high school football game

Parkview's Baker signs pro soccer contract

Goalkeeper just completed standout career at UGA

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PREVIEW: Lanier at Walnut Grove

A breakdown of Friday night's Lanier at Walnut Grove high school football game

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PREVIEW: Meadowcreek at Norcross

A breakdown of Friday night's Meadowcreek-Norcross high school football game

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PREVIEW: North Hall at Buford

A breakdown of Friday night's North Hall at Buford high school football game

Loganville mayor, council spar over alcohol ordinance fees

LOGANVILLE -- City council members voted Thursday to table for no more than 90 days a decision regarding proposed changes to the Loganville alcohol ordinance.. The work session held earlier this week made it clear, according to councilman Mark Kiddoo, that "we are not ready to move forward" on the

Gladiators' Pierro-Zabotel scores two goals on birthday

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Casey Pierro-Zabotel's 24th birthday didn't get off to a promising start Thursday night at the Amway Center.. The fourth-year pro took a vicious hit from behind into the boards from Orlando's Mike Liambas late in the first period with Gwinnett leading 2-1, and was slow

Snellville residents, council hash out dam issue

SNELLVILLE -- Residents and officials from Snellville hashed out possible solutions Thursday to concerns over developments at a neighborhood lake.. Those from the Summit Chase neighborhood and other surrounding parts of Snellville made their voices heard at a town hall meeting hosted by the City Council. At issue is a

Brookwood's title streak on the line at state meet

Brookwood's boys cross country team has won the last three state championships.

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Getting to Know ... Oji Perkins

Getting to Know: Lanier boys cross country and track and field coach Oji Perkins

Christmas comes early at Stone Mountain

The annual Christmas tradition returns to the park.

Honor a veteran this weekend

There are four Veterans Day events around Gwinnett County this weekend.

By Venue — Nov. 9

By venue -- Nov. 9

ART BEAT: Young artists from The Actor's Edge prepare for holiday production

The Duluth troupe brings "The Great Christmas Mash-Up" to The Dancing Goat Theatre Dec. 15

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Sunset Boulevard'

Michael Clark spotlights "Sunset Boulevard."

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Smashed’ takes a sobering look at alcohol addiction

Even if the movie does no business (which is likely), Mary Elizabeth Winstead at least get notice and credit for trying something few women (compared to men at least) have done before.

'Flight' takes Film Fans on sky-high adventure

Local residents reviewed "Flight," the movie of the week.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Skyfall' one of the best new Bond films, but falls short of great

It's by far the best effort in the now three-film Daniel Craig era and the most engaging effort since "GoldenEye" from way back in 1995.

Movie trivia contest — Nov. 9

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

UGA faces two former defensive coordinators

AUBURN, Ala. -- Brian VanGorder got his start in major college football running Georgia's defense. Willie Martinez used to hold that job, too.. Now, the two former defensive coordinators for the fifth-ranked Bulldogs will be on the opposing side Saturday night trying to help Auburn figure out how to

A football life comes to an end for Bill Curry

ATLANTA -- As a commuter train rumbled by, Bill Curry strolled around the practice field on a chilly Georgia morning, wearing a blue stocking cap and barking out instructions on his megaphone.. "Field goal team," he instructed. "Be ready to kick.". A few minutes later, the final practice

Falcons know they can't afford mistakes vs. Brees

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons are ready to prove they aren't defenseless against New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.. Since Brees joined the Saints in 2006, Atlanta is 2-10 in the NFC South series, and the Falcons know why.. Brees hasn't just beaten Atlanta with his right arm. His footwork

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MCCULLOUGH: Romney lost because he was right about that 47 percent

I've been trying to stick to my self-imposed moratorium on political columns, but I guess a presidential election is a good enough reason to lift it temporarily.

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ROBINSON: A new America speaks

WASHINGTON -- So much for voter suppression. So much for the enthusiasm gap. So much for the idea that smug, self-appointed arbiters of what is genuinely "American" were going to "take back" the country, as if it had somehow been stolen. On Tuesday, millions of voters sent a resounding message to the take-it-back crowd: You won't. You can't. It's our country, too.

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South stands in way of Parkview's first region title since '04

Parkview can win its first region title since 2004 with a victory over South Gwinnett.

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Football not about the game for North's Holland

Religion keeps senior from Friday night games, but he practices and prepares with Bulldogs all week long

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Rams, Broncos focus on each other, playoff seeding

Grayson, Brookwood try to stay focused on each other in Region 8-AAAAAA clash

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County pride at stake for Wildcats, Bulldoggs

Barrow County pride on the line for Apalachee, Winder-Barrow

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Hawks, Eagles typically put up the points

Third place in 7-AAAAAA on the line in what is typically an exciting, high-scoring matchup

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Spartans relish rare title chance tonight vs. Lovett

Region title on the line for GAC, Lovett

Obama's big Hispanic win worries Republicans

DENVER -- Omayra Vasquez blinks and does a double take when asked why she voted to re-elect President Barack Obama. The reason for her was as natural as breathing.. "I feel closer to him," said Vasquez, a 43-year-old Federal Express worker from Denver. "He cares about

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Local firefighters honored for acts of heroism

Gwinnett firefighters Stanley Bowers, Michael Chastain, Michael Korb and John Matthew Webster are honored at the Governor's Public Safety Awards.

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ArtWorks! Gwinnett changes in leadership

Sally Corbett is stepping down as the nonprofit's executive director.

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'Touchdown Richard' a South Gwinnett fixture

A South Gwinnett graduate with cerebral palsy is one of the football team's biggest supporters. Head Coach John Small said the young man is much more than a fan.

Liquor referenda approved in 3 cities

Residents in Grayson, Dacula and Loganville approved liquor-related referenda.

Area Boy Scouts to put on dog show in Dacula

Dacula's Rabbit Hill Park will have a dog show and cookout on Saturday for area Boy Scouts.

Junior League hosts Attic Sale fundraiser

Gently used items are on sale Saturday at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.

Bloom Market open two days for holiday shopping

Local artists and vendors sell homemade goods for the holidays.

Lawrenceville to host Veterans Day event

State Rep. Buzz Brockway will host a Veterans Day event on Friday at the Lawrenceville Visitor Center.

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School officer hit by vehicle in foot chase

The school resource officer, who was not immediately identified, was involved in a foot chase with a suspect that originated at Meadowcreek High School near Norcross, said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith.

Artwork selected for Snellville City Hall

The artwork of Donna Biggee can be viewed at Snellville City Hall during the month of October.

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Fans Choice Player of the Week: Collins Hill's Thomas Harris

Sophomore running back had a big game last Friday in victory over Duluth

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Grayson's Nkemdiche decommits from Clemson

Nation's No. 1 football recruit takes a step back, plans to consider other colleges

Gladiators win fifth straight on Jones' OT goal

Gwinnett defeats Orlando Solar Bears on Wednesday night

Thomas Moseley

Mr. Thomas Felton Moseley, age 92, of Duluth, formerly of Toccoa, died Monday, November 5, 2012 at Gwinnett Hospital. Born January 24, 1920 in Stephens County, he was a son ...

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Nell Couch

Nell Bowen Couch, age 85 of Buford, Georgia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. She was born in Gainesville, GA to Broadus ...

Margaret Braswell

Margaret Braswell, age 74, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away November 7, 2012. Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Peachtree Corners, GA 30092, (770) 448-5757.

Doris Williams

Mrs. Doris Lynn Williams, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Williams; sons, Gary Williams ...

Diane Bronk

Diane Bronk, age 67, of Lilburn, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. She was a loving wife, mother and mamaw. She was well known for her many volunteer activities ...

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Byron Brown

LTC Byron Craig Brown (Ret), 67, of Peachtree Corners, GA, died in a traffic accident on Nov 4 in Cobb County. He was born Nov 2 in Aurora, CO, to ...

Louise Darby

Louise Darby, age 87, of Lawrenceville passed away Monday, November 5, 2012. Mrs. Darby was born on February 18, 1925 in Columbus, OH to Wilbur and Mary McDaniel. She married ...