News for Thursday, September 13, 2012


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Goodell to meet Monday with Vilma

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will meet Monday with Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma to discuss Vilma's suspension that was temporarily lifted last week

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Georgia's Jones never relishes success for long

ATHENS -- Coming off perhaps the greatest game of his college career, Jarvis Jones could've savored all the accolades.. Instead, he wanted to go over what he did wrong.. There wasn't much to quibble about after the linebacker for No. 7 Georgia demolished Missouri. Two sacks. Two forced fumbles. The

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GAC tastes first loss from Chamblee in OT

Kyle Scales scored three TDs in GAC's loss to Chamblee.

Police: 2 killed in small plane crash near Lake Lanier

CUMMING -- Authorities say a small plane has crashed near Lake Lanier.

PREP ROUNDUP: Stepp, Muirhead drive in key runs to lead Panthers past Comets

A look at Thursday's Gwinnett prep action.

Atlanta's Mike Nolan still trying to solve Manning

FLOWERY BRANCH -- As a defensive coordinator and head coach, Mike Nolan has just one victory in seven tries against quarterback Peyton Manning.. Nolan, in his first season as coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons, hopes to change his luck when Manning and the Denver Broncos visit the Georgia Dome on

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Chance takes Eagles to 3-0 win over Mill Creek

No. 4 Collins Hill gets huge victory over No. 6 Mill Creek

Loganville Town Center on the drawing board

LOGANVILLE -- Years of waiting and planning for a city town center in Loganville are starting to pay off, according to city councilwoman Michelle Lynch. A conceptual drawing of a city gathering spot was on display at Thursday's city council meeting, complete with a pavilion, sidewalks, benches, lighting and landscaping

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ROBINSON: No Gipper here

WASHINGTON -- Once upon a time there was a silver-tongued president. His foreign policy must have been seen by enemies of the United States as weak and feckless, because these enemies became emboldened. Mideast terrorists staged a brutal, bloody attack in which innocent Americans were killed. I'm referring, of course, to Ronald Reagan.

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MCCULLOUGH: Vacation, man-style

I'm on vacation this week. Since it looks like every vacation until the end of time is going to be a staycation, I've decided to at least give this one a theme. The title: Man's World.

Health dept. to offer flu shots at fair Friday

Gwinnett County Health Department to offer flu shots from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday

Warrant: Elderly woman stabbed 10 times by son; hearing set

Warrant: Mother was stabbed 10 times on face and upper body; hearing set for her son, the lone suspect.

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Getting to Know ... Michael Yocca

Michael Yocca, 39, is the assistant head coach and running backs coach at Central Gwinnett

PROBE College Fair planned

Gwinnett Technical College will host the Fall 2012 PROBE College Fair at the Gwinnett Center from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19, giving high school students and parents the chance to explore a wide range of college options.

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Family plows Chipper Jones' likeness in corn field

Agritourism entrepreneurs in Loganville have created their own special tribute to veteran Atlanta Braves Third Baseman Chipper Jones: a corn maze featurnig his likeness and jersey number.

'South Surge' nets hundreds of arrests, 3,000 tickets

Effort is to reduce crime by "saturating high crime areas with an increased number of officers"

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Inaugural GGC baseball, softball schedules announced

Teams begin first varsity seasons with February home dates

Copeland's dad planning to write a book

Aimee Copeland will meet the public on Snellville Town Green from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday

Locals to perform for "Gwinnett's Most Talented" at Red Clay Theatre

Four winners will be selected to win the title.

MOVIE REVIEW: Gere delivers one of his richest performances in 'Arbitrage'

According to Michael Clark, director Nicholas Jarecki does a splendid job and has established himself as a formidable talent.

By venue — Sept. 14

By venue -- Sept. 14

Sesame Street Live comes to Philips Arena

Elmo and friends teach audiences about musical instruments in "Elmo Makes Music."

Movie trivia contest — Sept. 14

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

ART BEAT: 'Gwinnett Parks Challenge' inspires local artists to paint

The winning artwork will be shown around the county through March 2013.

Honeybee Festival, Suwanee Day and JapanFest this weekend

Each festival kicks off on Sept. 15 with a day full of food, music and fun.

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Gwinnett County Fair's 2012 schedule

A complete schedule of events taking place at the Gwinnett County Fair, which runs through Sept. 23.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

Michael Clark spotlights "Snow White and the Huntsman" on Blu-ray disc.

THE DISH: MJ Korean Tacos and Wings

This Duluth eatery offer a fusion between Korean and Mexican.

New grocery store seeks employees

National grocer ALDI plans to fill 50 to 70 openings for cashiers, shift managers and manager trainees at stores within metro Atlanta, including a new location in Winder.

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PREVIEW: South Gwinnett at Dacula

A breakdown for Friday's South-Dacula high school football game

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PREVIEW: Mountain View at Mill Creek

A breakdown of Friday's Mountain View-Mill Creek high school football game

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PREVIEW: Gainesville at Winder-Barrow

Kickoff capsule for Winder-Barrow-Gainesville game

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North, Norcross open region play with big game

North Gwinnett will begin its region title defense against Norcross.

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PREVIEW: Hebron vs. Cross Keys

A closer look at the Hebron-Cross Keys high school football game

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Archer's Dyer going home for showdown with Brookwood

Tigers' coach, a 1991 Brookwood grad, has plenty of friends in Snellville

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PREVIEW: Wesleyan vs. Stone Mountain

A breakdown of the Wesleyan-Stone Mountain high school football game

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PREVIEW: Hancock Central at Buford

A closer look at the Buford-Hancock Central high school football game

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Marquee programs meet when Grayson travels to Parkview

Grayson-Parkview advance for Kickoff section

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PREVIEW: Peachtree Ridge at Duluth

Duluth will host Peachtree Ridge in the region opener for both teams.

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PREVIEW: Berkmar at Shiloh

Shiloh will host Berkmar in the region opener for both teams.

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PREVIEW: Collins Hill at Habersham Central

A look at Collins Hill's Friday matchup at Habersham Central

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PREVIEW: Franklin County at Lanier

A breakdown of Friday's Lanier-Franklin County football game

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Nation says goodbye to moonwalker Neil Armstrong

The nation bid farewell Thursday to Neil Armstrong, the first man to take a giant leap on to the moon.

Missing 400-pound eagle recovered by law officers

Sheriff's officials in Forsyth County say they've recovered a 400-pound eagle sculpture, which was reported stolen from a park in the north Georgia county last month.

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Fans Choice Player of the Week: Brookwood's Josh Brown

Running back rushed for 243 yards in victory over Mill Creek last Friday

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Carol Morton

Carol Anne Morton, 53, of Augusta, Ga. went to be with the Lord on Sept. 07, 2012 after a brief illness. She accepted Christ at an early age at First ...

Xavier Antonio Franklin

Xavier Antonio Franklin, age 4, of Auburn, GA passed away September 10, 2012.

Louise Callan

Louise Callan, age 90, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away on September 12, 2012. 

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Wendall Freeman

Wendall Freeman, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on September 12, 2012. 

Dora Rogers

Mrs. Dora Lynn Rogers, age 83, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. She was preceded in death by her sons, Ricky Martin and James Michael ...

Theodore Ellis

Theodore Roosevelt Ellis, 91, of Snellville, GA, passed away Tues, Sept 11, 2012, in Embracing Hospice. A World War II naval veteran, Ted loved plants and flowers and worked many ...

Dorothy Gravitt

Dorothy Richardson Gravitt, age 87, of Buford, GA, passed away on September 12, 2012. 

Mildred Cassidy

Mrs. Mildred Winona Cassidy, age 83, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA ...

Lucille Anderson

Lucille Ada Cobb Anderson, 88, of Lawrenceville passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. She was born in Avondale Estates to Lovick Thomas Cobb and Maude Bell Palmer. Lucille is ...

Doris Sealy

Doris Bland Sealy, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away September 11, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

Pierre Rouzier

Pierre Raymond Rouzier, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on September 10, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. 770-277-4550. 

Hallie Roberts

Mrs. Hallie Marie Roberts, age 67, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012, following an extended illness. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.

Ray Banks

Rev. Ray Elbert Banks, age 73, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

Braves fall again to Brewers, 8-2

Maholm struggles in fifth, giving up eight runs

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Source: UConn coach Jim Calhoun retiring

After 873 wins, 26 years as head coach of the Connecticut men's basketball program and three national titles, legendary coach Jim Calhoun is stepping down.

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Man shot, killed by officer responding to domestic dispute

Gwinnett Police were on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Lilburn late Wednesday night into early this morning.

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GGC women notch third straight shutout

Soccer team improves to 4-2 on the season with home victory