News for Friday, November 9, 2012


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Little things allow Lovett to edge GAC 31-30

In a game as competitive as Friday night's Region 6-AA showdown between GAC and Lovett, it comes down to which team can execute the little things.

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Grayson pulls away to beat rival Brookwood, earn top seed

When the final horn sounded, Grayson head coach Mickey Conn knew that his team would be home for the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs next week.

First-round matchups in the state high school football playoffs

Gwinnett's first-round state playoff matchups

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Mill Creek blocks FG as time expires to beat Collins Hill

B.J. Harmon got a piece of it and Brandon Holley's right hand, casted heavily from a break three weeks ago, finished off Collins Hill's last-second field goal and rescued Mill Creek on Friday night.

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Central wins high-scoring game with Shiloh

Central Gwinnett and Shiloh hooked up for 82 points Friday night, including five touchdowns in the fourth quarter, and the three-hour shootout ended with the Black Knights outlasting Shiloh 47-35 in a Region 8-AAAAAA game.

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South's Lindsay kicks game-winning FG to beat Parkview 16-14

Every Wednesday at practice, South Gwinnett's special teams will attempt a 30-yard field goal from the left and right hash.

Late FG gives Berkmar season-ending win over Dacula

Berkmar kicker Emmanuel Olusanya had a chance to lift Berkmar to its first region win of the season and he took advantage of it.

Hebron falls in finale at Towns County

Hebron Christian finished the season with a tough, 28-13 loss at Towns County High School on Friday night.

Strong start leads Buford past North Hall

Buford sprinted out to a 24-0 halftime lead and held off an early second half challenge from North Hall to earn the 45-16 victory in a battle of the region's top two teams Friday night at Tom Riden Stadium.

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Norcross tops Meadowcreek, finishes regular season 10-0

The Region 7-AAAAAA champion Norcross Blue Devils wrapped up a perfect regular season on Senior Night with a 56-6 win over Meadowcreek Friday night.

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Grant leads Lanier past Walnut Grove

Taylor Grant led Lanier with a near-perfect night Friday, throwing for three touchdowns in a 42-0 victory for the Longhorns over Walnut Grove. With the win, Lanier finished with a .500 overall record in its first year of region play.

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Apalachee wins "Battle of Barrow"

Led by the precision passing and quick feet of senior quarterback Clint Ashe, the Wildcats blew open a close game midway through the first half and sailed to a 42-20 victory over rival Winder-Barrow.

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Bulldogs rally in closing seconds to beat Peachtree Ridge

North Gwinnett head coach Bob Sphire is thankful. He knows his team shouldn't have beaten Peachtree Ridge Friday.

Duluth finishes strong with win over Mountain View

A football program can usually look at small steps as building blocks along the way to bigger and better things. That may be the case with Duluth as the Wildcats concluded the 2012 season with a 35-14 win over Mountain View in Region 7-AAAAAA action.

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James' 21 leads Heat past Hawks 95-89

ATLANTA -- LeBron James scored 21 points, including the clinching jumper with 13.6 seconds remaining, and Miami knocked off the Atlanta Hawks 95-89 on Friday night for the Heat's fourth straight win.. Jeff Teague hit consecutive 3-pointers as the Hawks rallied from a nine-point deficit in the fourth

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Freshmen help lead Tech to debut victory

Bolden hits first three shots as newcomers make a big impact for Yellow Jackets

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'Firefly' marks 10-year milestone in Science TV special

LOS ANGELES -- The "Firefly" saga consists of 14 TV episodes, one big-screen movie and the undiminished passion of the space Western's fans, stars and producers.. To mark the 10th anniversary of the Fox show's abbreviated 2002-03 run, the Science Channel is airing the hourlong "Firefly 10th Anniversary: Browncoats

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Obama, Palin and Jobs added to Bartlett's quotations

NEW YORK -- So much has changed since we last heard from "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," a decade ago.. Barack Obama was a state legislator. Sarah Palin was mayor of Wasilla. Steve Jobs had just introduced a portable music player called the iPod.. And digital books were a relic from

GWINNETT GRADS: In Front of the Cameras

Where to catch Gwinnett products on TV in Saturday's college football action

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GWINNETT GRADS: Norcross' Davis steps into key role for UConn

A look at how former Gwinnett standouts are faring at the college level

Dacula Soccer Club Revolution to host benefit runs

Races will benefit families in financial need that have lost a parent

Parkview to honor baseball, basketball signees

Eight Panthers to be part of Thursday afternoon ceremony

Hebron's Cash commits to Middle Tennessee baseball

Senior has helped Hebron to historic run of success in recent years

Georgia Sports Center to host holiday baseball, softball camps

Event will be held at facility in Loganville

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Grayson to honor college baseball signees

Ceremony will be Thursday in the high school theater

Mill Creek tops Westminster in swimming and diving

Boys win close competition, girls roll to victory

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No. 5 Georgia guns for SEC East title

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn remembers being where No. 5 Georgia stands: a win away from the SEC championship game with a national title still within grasp.. It was only two years ago, after all. Before the Bulldogs' impressive rise and the Tigers' dramatic fall.. Georgia (8-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) can

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Lofton aims to end former team's unbeaten run

METAIRIE, La. -- Linebacker Curtis Lofton left Atlanta just in time to miss out on the Falcons' best start to a season in franchise history.

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Tech looks to keep bowl dreams alive

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina can't go to a bowl. If Georgia Tech doesn't get things rolling soon, the Yellow Jackets aren't going anywhere, either.. Coach Paul Johnson's team looks to continue its march toward bowl eligibility -- and maybe even the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game -- today

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HUCKABY: When the road gets rough, a show tune can help you along

The revelation I am about to make is not as earth-shattering as the one John received in that dream 2,000 years ago, but it might catch a few of you off guard. I love show tunes.

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YARBROUGH: A salute to the hero that made it home and to those that did not

Because of the timing of my column deadline, I will have to defer comment on the elections until next week. I can say this much, however. We cast our votes freely and with no tanks in the street.

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Colo., Wash. await federal response to pot measure

DENVER -- Should marijuana be treated like alcohol? Or should it remain in the same legal category as heroin and the most dangerous drugs?

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Lawrenceville holds event for veterans

The Lawrenceville Visitors Center hosted the city's "A Day of Honor" for veterans on Friday afternoon.

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Winder boy has breathing tube taken out

Benefit motorcycle ride scheduled for Nov. 17

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Gwinnettians help Hurricane Sandy victims

Volunteers from Gwinnett County Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints churches filled boxes of food for folks in New Jersey.

Kenny Chesney to return to Atlanta with Zac Brown Band

The country singer will return to the Georgia Dome Aug. 3 on his "No Shoes Nation Tour."

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Principal named at state's largest high school

On Friday, the Gwinnett County Board of Education tapped four veteran leaders for principal posts around the district.

Commissioners to lobby legislators themselves

Commissioners forego expense of paid lobbyists.

Mall of Georgia to host Santabration

The event includes a Christmas parade, tree lighting and a movie screening.

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Sustainable gingerbread house competition returns

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center hosts its third annual Sustainable Gingerbread House Competition and Exhibit.

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CIA director Petraeus quits over extramarital affair

David Petraeus has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair.

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Ex-Gwinnett football star charged with DUI

Former UGA running back and Gwinnett prep star charged with DUI and other traffic offense in Gwinnett County, police say.

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MCLEOD: Four reasons the world isn't is bad as you think

Humankind still has plenty of work to do. But when you look at the arc of human history, we're definitely moving in the right direction. We invent, we create and we become kinder to each other, every single day.

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RICH: Charlie's diaries

The second installment of my husband's great-great-grandfather, Charlie Tinker, a White House telegrapher who had been friends with President Abraham Lincoln.

Official: Arson fire scorches trailer

Fire that scorched Auburn trailer overnight is declared and act of arson, officials say.

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Mountain View's Tuider commits to Navy football

Senior linebacker had a number of college scholarship offers

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Woman alleges Waffle House CEO demanded sex acts

A former female employee has filed a police complaint alleging the CEO of Waffle House demanded she perform sexual acts on him in exchange for keeping her job.

DOT plans $113 million in Ga. road projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation is getting to work on $113 million in new road improvement projects statewide.

Ga. 2nd-grader suspended after pistol found in class

School officials in Glynn County say a second-grader will be suspended for one year after they say he had a .25-caliber pistol in his classroom.

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Election officials defend special voting for Usher

Election officials in the Atlanta area are defending their decision to allow singer Usher to bypass long lines and cast his ballot on Election Day, infuriating voters who had to wait.

2 children killed, 3 others injured in fire near Savannah

State fire officials say they're investigating a blaze that killed two young children and injured a third child and two adults.

Brenda Farmer

Brenda Kay Farmer, age 66, of Loganville, GA, passed away November 7, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Tom Stevens

Tom Stevens, age 67, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Nov. 7 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy, and father, Jerry ...

James Azzinaro

James Paul Azzinaro, age 73, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012.

Elizabeth Kinnett

Elizabeth DeShong Kinnett, age 98, of Lilburn, Georgia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband, Julian F ...

Thomas Banks, Sr.

Thomas C. Banks, Sr., age 96, of Island, Kentucky died Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

Charlie Stell

Charlie Stell, age 26, of Winder, GA passed away November 7, 2012.

James Maddox

James Maddox, age 45, of Bethlehem, GA, passed away on November 8, 2012. 

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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 ...