News for Friday, September 14, 2012


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Wesleyan rides big third-quarter to comeback win

Anderson to Jones combination way too much for Stone Mountain to handle in the second half as Wolves pull away

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Peachtree Ridge holds off Duluth rally

Lions control play for three quarters before Wildcats storm back to make it a tight finish

Sheehan, Collins Hill rout Habersham Central

Eagles play complete game, dominate host Habersham in Region 7-AAAAAA opener

Hawks use big first half to blank Mountain View

Mill Creek motivated from the start in lopsided, Region 7-AAAAAA opening victory over the Bears

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Wilson scores 3 TDs in Buford rout of Hancock Central

Dontravious Wilson rushes for three touchdowns off 13 carries for 138 yards as Wolves bounce back with win

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Aimee Copeland greets locals in appearance at Snellville Town Green

Copeland: "The city of Snellville has been so wonderful to me."

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Brookwood's late rally stuns Archer

Morrow's game-winning field goal caps 10-point surge in game's final minutes for region-opening victory

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Hebron crushes Cross Keys 60-0

Holliday throws four TD passes as Lions go on the road to pick up first victory of the season

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Parkview shocks No. 1 Grayson

Not even Grayson's star-studded defensive unit could save the Rams from themselves -- or a hungry, motivated Parkview team -- in their Region 8-AAAAAA opener.

Dream rally for 82-74 win over Mystics

WASHINGTON -- Angel McCoughtry scored 26 points and Lindsey Harding added 19 to help the Atlanta Dream rally from an 11-point third quarter deficit and beat the Washington Mystics 82-74 Friday night.. Atlanta (18-14), third in the Eastern Conference and bound for the playoffs, has won five-of-six

North softball splits 2 games at tourney

Jennings picks up win in Friday opener

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Throwing error in 9th sends Braves over Nationals

ATLANTA -- Kris Medlen struck out a career-high 13 and the Atlanta Braves pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals when Andrelton Simmons scored on a throwing error in the ninth inning Friday night.. Simmons reached on an infield single against Sean Burnett (1-2) and scurried to

First Calif. otter to survive oil spill beats odds again, has a pup

SAN FRANCISCO -- Just three years after she was found covered in oil and near death, a California sea otter called Olive is a new mom -- another milestone for the first otter to survive an oiling in the state.. The California Department of Fish and Game said Friday that

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HUCKABY: A little advice for a new member of the SEC

Ever since the news broke last winter that Missouri and Texas A&M would be joining the SEC, I have been determined to be a part of the welcoming party.

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YARBROUGH: Charter amendment advocates present their case

Rep. Edward Lindsey, (R-Atlanta) majority whip of the Georgia House of Representatives asked me if I would talk to the proponents of the upcoming constitutional amendment on charter schools and get their side of the story.

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Embassies targeted as film protests spread

CAIRO -- Angry protests over an anti-Islam film spread across the Muslim world Friday, with demonstrators scaling the walls of U.S. embassies in Tunisia and Sudan, torching part of a German embassy and clashing with police in violence that left at least four dead. Amid the turmoil, Islamic militants

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Toddlers win trophies at Gwinnett County Fair

Reese King took home the 2012 Toddler Miss Gwinnett title.

Missing Grayson man found in Florida

Derek Woodston Buford had last been seen Aug. 22

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Hebron baseball coach Kennedy resigns after five seasons

While high school baseball season is still many months away, one of Gwinnett County's best programs is looking for someone new to guide it next spring.

Waltrip riding high with two drivers in Chase

Last weekend it was a win for Clint Bowyer. On Friday, it was the announcement of a new sponsor. This Sunday, the Chase for the Sprint Cup will begin -- for the first time with a driver from Michael Waltrip Racing.

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Falcons' Ryan says Manning is master of no-huddle

Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden better talk fast.. ESPN's broadcast crew may not have much time for commentary in Denver's game at Atlanta on Monday night. The Falcons are fully embracing the no-huddle offense with fifth-year quarterback Matt Ryan.

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Tech needs first ACC win against Virginia

It's only mid-September, and already Georgia Tech is feeling pressure in the ACC's Coastal Division. A season-opening loss to Virginia Tech has left Georgia Tech in a must-win scenario against Virginia today.

Eagles for the Fallen to host inaugural golf tourney

Event, hosted at Bear's Best, benefits charities that assist the families of fallen Georgia soldiers

Gridiron Wars planning local alumni football games

Games are full-contact with all equipment provided

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Georgia tries to avoid Arkansas-like upset

If Georgia was planning to take the week off, coach Mark Richt merely had to throw out two words to get his players' attention. Louisiana-Monroe.


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

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GWINNETT GRADS: Central's Adeshigbin stars for Mizzou

A look at former Gwinnett standouts shining at the college level

Chabad of Gwinnett to host free services for high holidays

The organization invites people to attend services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

CHOA opens data center in Duluth

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta has opened a data center in Duluth.

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Brooks to be sworn in as commissioner Monday

Jace Brooks will take office Monday and attend his first meeting Tuesday, as Gwinnett's newest commissioner.

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MCLEOD: The big mistake we make about internal motivation

One of the big mistakes that people (including me) make in business and life is to assume that we understand other people’s internal motivation.

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Buford rallies behind athlete who fell ill during practice

The family and friends of Adam Smith are praying and staying positive.

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RICH: A lack of empathy

I am most saddened by the lack of empathy that some folks have. I lacked it, too, in my ignorant youth. But you grow up and your thoughts on things like that change.

Police offer PlayStation for tip in gun case

Snellville police offer PlayStation 3 as a reward for information in a burglary involving 12 firearms.

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Kenerly's camp vows innocence at hearing to toss charges

Kenerly's camp claims innocent at Friday hearing to have bribery and other charges quashed.

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Cops: Lasseter's daughter-in-law brought gun to courthouse

Cops: Lesley Fanning also had oxycodone, hydrocodone, amphetamine and prozac

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Driver charged with intentionally hitting motorcyclist, daughter

Snellville man charged with intentionally ramming motorcylist and juvenile passenger with his truck.

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Gwinnett's sister city a YouTube sensation

With more than 160 million YouTube views, Gwinnett's sister city has become a national phenomenon, with kids clamoring to dance "Gangnam Style."

Men charged with pimping out teens in Atlanta area

Federal prosecutors have charged five men with raping and pimping out teenage girls in Atlanta-area hotels.

Police say officer was dragged by car in Columbus

COLUMBUS (AP) -- Authorities in Columbus say a woman accused of dragging a police officer with her car has been charged with aggravated assault on an officer.. Columbus police said 41-year-old Marlina Rivers was taken into custody Thursday and also faces charges of theft by shoplifting and obstruction

GSU's music school gets multimillion-dollar gift

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia State University School of Music has received a multimillion-dollar gift to support music students, faculty and programs.. The planned gift comes from Atlanta alumna Aileen M. Valianos and her husband Chris. Aileen Valianos holds a bachelor's degree and an M.B.A. from the university.. Aileen

Hall Co. Sheriff fires jailer accused of striking inmate

GAINESVILLE (AP) -- Hall County sheriff's officials say they've fired a jailer who they say used excessive force against an inmate.. Hall County sheriff's Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks said the jailer was fired after an internal investigation.. Sheriff's officials said the jailer struck a handcuffed inmate in the head with his

Work on Atlanta bridge begins in wake of collapse

ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities say preparation work to stabilize fencing on a bridge in midtown Atlanta has begun, just over a year after debris from the structure broke loose and rained down on motorists on a busy freeway below.. Massana Construction started working on the bridge this week. Full construction

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Wiley Hutto, Jr.

Mr. Wiley Hutto, Jr., age 69, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012. He is survived by his wife of forty six years, Betty Jean Collins Hutto, Buford ...

Kimberly Martin

Ms. Kimberly Martin, age 50, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012, at her residence, following an extended illness. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch ...

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Wendell Freeman

Mr. Wendell Freeman, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-eight years, Sally Gibbs Freeman ...

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Lucille Anderson

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

Mary Jean Jenkins

Mrs. Mary Jean Jenkins, age 92, of Dacula, GA, passed away on September 12, 2012. 

Valerie Pull

Valerie Suzanne Pull, age 46, of Lawrenceville, GA passed on September 10, 2012. Valerie was preceded in death by her brother, Greg Herman and father-in-law, Bernie Pull. She ...

Ted Ellis

Ted Ellis, age 91, of Snellville, GA passed away on September 11, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-979-5010.

Dorothy Gravitt

Mrs. Dorothy Richardson Gravitt, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence R. Gravitt; sons, Jerry Lamar Gravitt ...

Gaynell Patrick

Gaynell Black Patrick age 84, of Winter Haven, FL formerly of Buford, GA passed away Monday, September 10, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband R.P. Patrick, Sr ...