News for Sunday, September 16, 2012

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FANS CHOICE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Candidate Profiles

A look at who's up for the Gwinnett high school football honor this week

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Minor solid as Braves complete sweep of Nats

Atlanta denies Washington ace Gonzalez his 20th win

Top 10 most popular stories for Sept. 10 to 16

The 10 most popular stories on the Gwinnett Daily Post website during the week of Sept. 10-16.

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Keselowski wins Chase opener

Brad Keselowski leads the final 26 laps to win the Chase opening race at the Chicago Speedway.

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THE BLITZ: Sign of the apocalypse or just great football?

Brandon Brigman gives his impressions from last week's games.

'The Master' smashes box-office records

Paul Thomas Anderson's cult drama "The Master" commanded a huge following in its opening weekend, smashing records on just a handful of screens.

Police: GA man drove stolen truck to parole office

Police have arrested a Columbus man accused of driving a stolen truck to a state parole office.

Missing Georgia woman found alive in Florida

A 25-year-old Athens woman who had been missing nearly a month has been found alive in Florida.

How the Top 10 Georgia high school teams fared

A look at how the Top Ten teams in The Associated Press high school football polls fared this week.

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Manning vs Ryan an intriguing Monday night matchup

Matt Ryan did his best not to rile up Peyton Manning. No need to give No. 18 any bulletin-board material.

Sale of land helps Callaway Gardens' finances

Callaway Gardens has sold another 2,560 acres of land that its chairman says put the Pine Mountain resort on sound financial footing.

Atlanta police nearing goal of 2,000 officers

Atlanta is getting close to meeting a goal of 2,000 police officers, which was set 15 years ago and until recently had become part of a running municipal joke.

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Motorist killed in drive-by shooting on I-85

Police in College Park say someone fired from one car into another car on Interstate 85, killing one person and wounding another.

Lake Lanier shows effects of dry weather

Lake Lanier is more than nine feet below the full pool level, and the Army Corps of Engineers predicts it will drop another half foot by Oct. 12.

Man accused of bouncing checks for Braves tickets

The Atlanta Braves say a man got $76,000 worth of tickets by using bad checks.

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Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban named new 'Idol' judges

The "American Idol" judges' panel is now complete with the naming of singer-rapper Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban.

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Georgia Notebook: Gurley, Marshall make statements with 100-yard games

Todd Gurley put up 100 yards rushing in his first game at Georgia. On Saturday, he duplicated that feat and was joined by Keith Marshall, his fellow freshman in the backfield.

Gertie Simonton

Gertie Marie Brock Simonton, age 93, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away September 13, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

Joanne Gray

Joanne Gray, age 78, of Snellville, GA passed away on September 13, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-979-5010.

Glen Evans

Glen L. Evans, age 51, of Monroe, GA, passed away September 14, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

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Sandra Prince

Sandra Lynn Lovett Prince, 51, of Duluth, GA, passed away September 12, 2012, with her husband and two daughters by her side comfortably at home. She attended Crossroads Baptist Church ...

Barbara Nelson

Barbara Nelson, 74, of Doraville, GA, died September 15, 2012. The memorial service will be Wednesday, September 19th, at 11:00 a.m. at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross ...

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Sylvia Smith

Mrs. Sylvia Jones Smith, age 90, of Athens Ga., formerly of Austell Ga., died September 14, 2012 at St Mary’s Hospice House of Alzheimer’s Disease. Born ...

Connie Vinson

Connie Vinson, age 57, of Conyers, GA passed away September 12, 2012. Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services–Conyers Chapel, 770-918-8851.

Herbert Mohaupt

Herbert Joseph Werner Mohaupt, age 69, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on September 14, 2012. 

Ronald Cox, Jr.

Mr. Ronald Auther Cox, Jr. age 43, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012.

Vincent Alfi

Vincent Alfi, age 69, of Braselton, GA, passed away on September 14, 2012. 

Silverbacks dominant in shutout win over Strikers

The Atlanta Silverbacks continued their strong run of form on Saturday night, defeating the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1-0 in front of a crowd of 5,511 at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.