News for Wednesday, September 12, 2012


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PREP ROUNDUP: Brookwood takes down Loganville

A look at Wednesday's Gwinnett prep action.

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SEC dominating in NFL defensive lines

ATLANTA -- The Southeastern Conference is dominating the defensive line in the NFL when it comes to rosters spots in the league. The SEC sends more defensive linemen to the NFL than any other conference -- and it's not even close.

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Senior Elam sets standards high at Mountain View

Running back carries an important load for the Bears

Gwinnett Prep Rally to feature football highlights

Local TV show is hosted by Daily Post's Todd Cline and Will Hammock

Mill Creek baseball to host golf tourney fundraiser

Tourney is Oct. 8 at the Trophy Club of Apalachee

Brookwood baseball to host golf tourney fundraiser

Event is planned for Oct. 8 at Summit Chase Country Club

Local fencer third in Tar Heel Open

GAC student earns bronze in Senior Mixed Saber Division

Parkview baseball to get championship rings Friday at football game

Panthers won their second straight Class AAAAA state title earlier this year

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HAMMOCK: Olympic gold medalist Shanteau hasn't decided swimming future

Parkview grad returning to the area for Sept. 22 cancer fundraiser at Lake Lanier Islands

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PREVIEW: GAC vs. Chamblee

A look at Thursday night's GAC-Chamblee football game

Norcross boys face big test at Carrollton Invitational

Norcross' boys cross country team is off to a hot start this season.

Dedication pays dividends for ranked Norcross volleyball team

In June, not even two weeks after school got out for the summer, a gym full of Norcross volleyball players were working out together.. Four days a week.. All month.. "I'm talking 30-plus girls every single day," head coach Jeff Cerneka said. "When they don't have to be

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THOMAS: Time for school choice in Chicago

"There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time." -- Calvin Coolidge, responding to the 1919 Boston police strike. This oft-quoted line from the then-governor of Massachusetts might be updated to include "the public interest," as well as public safety

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CEPEDA: Respect, not apples, for these teachers

Respect, not apples, for these teachers. CHICAGO -- Under normal circumstances, I'd be the first to say that going on strike is the most selfish and reckless thing teachers could do to their communities, their professions and most of all, their students.. These, however, are not normal circumstances -- and

GAC's Scales named TD Club of Atlanta's top back

Running back to be honored Monday at club's weekly meeting

Chang replaces Connors in local tennis tourney

Event will be Nov. 10 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center

Fans to decide whether soccer club is Silverbacks or Chiefs

Club allows fans to decide fate of team's future

Vad Lee earning more time at QB for Tech

ATLANTA -- Vad Lee appears to be emerging as Georgia Tech's future at quarterback.. Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said Tuesday he'll try to play Lee behind senior starter Tevin Washington on Saturday against Virginia.. Johnson was restrained when discussing plans for Lee in the Atlantic Coast Conference game against

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Police capture man accused of murdering his mother

Mark Wilson, the Lawrenceville man accused of stabbing his mother to death Tuesday morning, was arrested Wednesday evening.

Duluth's July 4 fireworks rescheduled

The city sets of the fireworks on Sept. 22 after a free concert.

College: One sexual assault did not happen

After investigating two alleged sexaul assaults that occurred at Georgia Gwinnett College, campus police have determined that one of the incidents did not take place.

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Gwinnett County Fair set to open for business

The annual event is open Sept. 13 through Sept. 23 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.

3 Gwinnett men charged in Walmart card scheme

Trio charged in connection with fraudulent spending spree, police say.

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Alleged cellphone robbery marks Lilburn man's 19th arrest

Frankie Lee Wright, 26, accused of robbing cellphone store on Sugarloaf Parkway

GAB: Braves Breast Cancer Awareness Day is Sunday

The Atlanta Braves, Publix Super Markets, WellStar Health System and the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer plans to team up for the sixth annual Braves Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Sunday.

Shiloh evacuates after trashcan fire

A trash can fire in a restroom at Shiloh High was the cause of an hourlong evacuation at the school, while firefighters arrived on location.

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DALY: Autumn is the optimal time for planting

Fall is the optimum time of the year to plant trees, shrubs, and many types of perennials. The cooler weather conditions allow for the plant to become better established in the landscape since they are under less stress.

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Ga. wants full court ruling on immigration law

The state of Georgia is asking a full federal appeals court to reconsider a decision on the state's law targeting illegal immigration..

US poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ranks of America's poor remained stuck at record levels, although dwindling unemployment benefits and modest job gains helped stave off what experts had predicted would be the fourth rise in a row in the poverty rate.. With joblessness persistently high, the gap between rich and poor

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'Honey Boo Boo' has its fans and critics

The show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," which takes place in Georgia, has been a ratings winner. (VIDEO INSIDE)

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Hastings to manage House campaign

Mark Williams names his campaign manager; Isakson releases statement on 9/11.

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YouTube blocks video inciting violence in Egypt

YouTube has blocked a video attacking Islam's prophet Muhammad in Egypt, where angry protests were sparked by outrage at the video.

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Now what? 11 things to do with your old iPhone

For hordes of Apple fans who have some money to spare, the question is: What should you do with your old iPhone after you buy a new one?

Home occupants shot when they walk in on burglary

MCDONOUGH (AP) -- Authorities say two residents of a home southeast of Atlanta were shot after walking in on two armed burglary suspects inside their Henry County home.. Police say that they believe one homeowner was able to return fire and one of the suspects might have been shot.. Officers

Man killed while mowing grass with tractor

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a 46-year-old farm laborer has been killed in a tractor accident in northeast Georgia.. Oconee County Coroner Ed Carson said Mario A. Carranza was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident Tuesday in the Farmington community of Oconee County.. The tractor

Parent upset school testing was planned for Jewish holiday

The mother of a second grader at Riverside Elementary was surprised by the school's plans to hold aptitude tests next week during Rosh Hashanah. While the school's administration changed the testing dates for her, she's still unhappy with the district for having planned testing during the Jewish New Year.

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Falcons surprise local firefighters with visit

Firefighters at Station No. 24 in Buford got the surprise of a lifetime, when several Atlanta Falcons dropped by with hot pizza for the crew.

Cobb hiring new teachers because of overcrowding

MARIETTA (AP) -- Cobb County expects to hire about 30 new teachers to cope with overcrowded classrooms.. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said that he will ask the county's school board to approve the new positions during a meeting Wednesday. He said there are more students than expected in the middle school

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Apple introduces new iPhone 5

Apple is holding an event in San Francisco during which it is announcing a new iPhone, capable of faster data speeds and sporting a taller screen.

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A day later, no sign of son charged in killing

A day later, no sign of son wanted in mother's slaying, police say.

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Notre Dame to join ACC in all sports but football

Notre Dame is leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports but football.

US ambassador killed in consulate attack in Libya

The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

Brenda Lane

Mrs. Brenda F. Lane of Buford, Ga. formerly of San Augustine, Texas, passed on September 11, 2012.

G. Alan "Grumpy" Torbush

G. Alan “Grumpy” Torbush, age 69, of Snellville, GA passed away on September 7, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-979-5010.

Kenneth Minschwaner

Kenneth W. Minschwaner of Suwanee, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 8, after a 10 year battle with prostate cancer. He was born on April 6, 1929, in Trenton, New ...

Alice Moss

Alice Elizabeth Roberts Moss, age 99, of Alto, GA passed away Friday, September 7, 2012.

Annie Ward

Annie Louise Weaver Ward, age 81 of Buford, GA died Saturday, September 8, 2012 following an extended illness. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924

Gladys Herren

Gladys Mae Herren, 87, of Lawrenceville died Sunday, September 9, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Frank Herren of Lawrenceville; her children Larry and Bobby Loper, also of Lawrenceville ...

Karen Thomas

Mrs. Karen Lee Thomas, age 50, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2012. She is survived by her husband of fifteen years, Wayne A. Thomas, Buford, GA ...

William "Bill" Parker, Jr.

William J. “Bill” Parker, Jr., age 67, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on September 8, 2012. 

Patricia Crowe

Patricia Davis Crowe, age 80, of Monroe, GA, passed away September 9, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811.

Irene Morrow

Irene Mays Morrow, age 90 of Buford, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012. A Funeral Service will be held 1 PM Thursday, September 13, 2012 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of ...