News for Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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PREP ROUNDUP: Miller drives in winning run for Grayson in 3-0 victory against Dacula

A recap of Tuesday's high school sports events

Norcross' Helms makes All-American team

Junior to represent Georgia, U.S. in competition

Winder approves day care center zoning

WINDER -- The city's zoning board of appeals Tuesday evening approved a conditional-use request for Connie Wilbanks to open a children's day care center at 74 Church St. The center, to be named Cribs and Crayons, will occupy the existing structure at that address, which is located in the

Georgia defense getting 2 suspended players back for Florida Atlantic

ATHENS -- No one was more relieved than Sanders Commings when Georgia got through its first two games unscathed.. Now, he's ready to start doing his part.. Commings, a versatile player who can start at either cornerback or safety, has completed a two-game suspension after being charged during the

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PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Offensive stars aplenty last Friday

News and notes heading into Friday's high school football action

Gladiators sign Marietta native Jones

Local eager for a return to the Atlanta area

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Buford dentist McKenzie shining on triathlon scene

Michelle McKenzie, a dentist in Buford, won the Athleta Iron Girl Atlanta Women's Triathlon in May. The Parkview grad has also qualified for the wold championships in Las Vegas.

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Lions answer Mountain View challenge for 10-2 win

SUWANEE -- Having entered Tuesday's game at Peachtree Ridge just one win short of their total from all of last season, Mountain View's softball team has already demonstrated it can be quite competitive in rugged Region 7-AAAAAA.. But the No. 5 state-ranked Lions showed the Bears they still

GA5 Volleyball Club to host informational meetings

League plays out of the Suwanee Sports Academy

Tuttle, Kamau take running honors

Providence's Tayler Tuttle and Shiloh's Bryan Kamau were named runners of the week.

Baseball showcase planned at North Gwinnett

Event to be run by Gordon College coach

Dacula football to host alumni night Sept. 28

All former football players, managers and cheerleaders invited back for event

Loganville's Godfree, Duluth cheerleading get Falcons' awards

Award-winners get $1,000 each for their programs

North baseball to host fundraiser golf tourney

Event will be played at Sugar Hill Golf Club

Mill Creek youth wrestling to host registration

Team is open for kindergarteners through eighth-graders

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GBI investigates state Sen. Balfour's expenses

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has started looking into whether state Sen. Don Balfour committed any crimes when he illegally claimed official expense pay.

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Obstruction charges in school 'ruckus'

Student charged with obstruction, disorderly conduct in classroom "ruckus," police say.

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CLINE: Happily ever after not only for the movies

It's a story Hollywood would love, complete with a happy ending.

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THOMAS: Truth, God and Jerusalem at the DNC

In a speech resembling a TV re-run (the liberal website The Daily Beast called it "dull"), President Obama accepted his party's nomination for a second term. In doing so, he made the most ludicrous claim of this campaign, indeed, of his presidency: "You didn't elect me to tell you

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: GAC's Kyle Scales

Senior had another big game last week for the Spartans

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Berkmar's Jaden Le

Linebacker part of strong defensive effort vs. Mustangs

PREP FOOTBALL: Offensive Honor Roll

A look at the top offensive performances from Friday, Sept. 7

PREP FOOTBALL: Defensive Honor Roll

A look at the top defensive performances from Friday, Sept. 7

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Aimee Copeland walks onto stage in first TV appearance

Aimee Copeland: "You take for granted how wonderful it is just to look people in the eyes"

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Fire chief speaks to Rotary

The Rotary Club of Gwinnett County welcomed a special guest Tuesday during its weekly meeting in Duluth.

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Schools name 2013 teachers of the year

Communities around Gwinnett County are celebrating after the top teachers of the year around the district were named.

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Eastside to host prostate cancer event

"Orchestrating Prostate Cancer Care" event to begin at 5 p.m. Thursday

Upper cervical chiropractor open in Suwanee

Suwanee Spine and Wellness Center the first of its kind in the city

Jimmy Carter to talk about post-presidency work

ATLANTA (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will speak tonight at The Carter Center on three decades of global peace and public health initiatives.. The forum is part of the annual "Conversations at The Carter Center" series. There are no tickets remaining for the 7 p.m

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Warrants issued for son in death of 72-year-old woman

Gwinnett County police are on the scene of a believed homicide in unincorporated Lawrenceville.

Health care law causes question for county

County could look into opening a wellness center for employees.

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Events around county honor 9/11

Residents around Gwinnett County took time out Tuesday morning to remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.

MARTA to add cameras to buses, trains

ATLANTA (AP) -- Officials with Atlanta's transit system say they are adding cameras to all of the system's buses, trains and mobility vans.. MARTA officials say that beginning next week, the system will have cameras on buses on seven routes during an initial phase of the project.. Crews this fall

UGA officer suspended after assault complaint

ATHENS (AP) -- University of Georgia police say they've suspended one of their officers after a woman accused him of sodomizing her.. The 28-year-old woman filed a complaint Thursday with Athens-Clarke police. A police report states that the alleged assault happened in May.. UGA Police Chief Jimmy

Gov. Deal forming advisory panel of teen drivers

ATLANTA (AP) -- Gov. Nathan Deal is asking Georgia teenagers for advice on how to reduce crashes among the state's youngest drivers.. Deal announced Monday he's forming a Governor's Commission on Teen Driving, an advisory panel that will include at least 15 members between the ages of 15 and 19

Ga. high school hit by vandals 2nd time this year

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) -- Police are investigating the second case of vandalism this year at a metro Atlanta high school.. School administrators found graffiti on the East Paulding High School campus Monday morning.. A Paulding County sheriff's official says that surveillance video showed vandals hitting the school around 1:45 a.m

Car careens down ravine, crashes into trees, burns

MARIETTA (AP) -- Police say a medical emergency might have caused a car to plunge down a ravine and into the woods, bursting into flames off Interstate 75 just northwest of Atlanta.A medical examiner plans to use dental records to confirm the identity of the motorist whose body was found

Police probe brawl between TGI Friday's waitresses

AUGUSTA (AP) -- A waitress at a T.G.I. Friday's restaurant in Augusta told police she wants to file charges after a hair-pulling brawl with a co-worker.. Richmond County sheriff's officials say one of the two waitresses became angry because she felt she wasn't getting good tables and was

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'Heightened security' at GGC following sexual assaults, 1 arrested

Campus police at Georgia Gwinnett College ask students to be wary of their surroundings after a rape was reported in a parking lot southwest of the residence halls complex late Sunday evening.

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For Sept. 11 anniversary, a turning point passed?

Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it's time to move forward after a decade of remembrance.

Cataldo "Charlie" Fiore

Cataldo “Charlie” Fiore, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away September 7, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

Golden "Cowboy" Stephens

Golden “Cowboy” Stephens, age 62, of Tignall, GA passed away on September 7, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC “A FAMILY COMPANY”, 770-963-2411 ...

Bryce Maddox

Bryce Anthony Maddox, age 7 weeks old, of Loganville, GA passed away on September 8, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-979-5010.

James "J.L." McLeroy, Jr.

Mr. James Lester “J.L.” McLeroy Jr., age 75, of Athens, who passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2012.

Ronald Swords

Ronald Eugene Swords, age 70, of Loganville, GA, passed away September 9, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Montie Robinson

Montie Miriam Robinson, age 95, of Suwanee, GA passed away on September 10, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. 770-277-4550. 

Bernice Kerby

Bernice Williams Kerby age 75, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on September 9, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. 770-277-4550. 

Tom Finch

Mr. Tom Finch, age 82, of Winder, Georgia passed away September 9, 2012.

Johnny Beder

Johnny Douglas Beder, age 65, of Winder passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2012.

Venters falters, wastes Minor's start as Braves lose

Brewers break out with four-run seventh after being shut down by Atlanta lefty