News for Monday, September 17, 2012

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Oh Maya: Moore ties WNBA mark, sets new career high

Minnesota Lynx star powers 86-79 win over Indiana Fever on Monday night

Braves keep rolling with victory over Marlins

Uggla hits three-run homer in first, Prado has four hits as Atlanta moves within five of Nationals

Buford's Davis commits to Tennessee hoops

Senior is the son of former NBA player Antonio Davis

Grayson OKs variance to sign ordinance to beverage superstore

GRAYSON -- Despite opposition from neighbors, the Beverage Superstore of Grayson received unanimous approval here for a variance which would allow the erection of two signs at its site on 2265 Loganville Highway.. "We're not going to do anything to take away from the look of the area," store

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Shanteau, Weir honored before Falcons game

Gwinnett Olympians Eric Shanteau of Parkview and Amanda Weir of Brookwood were honored before Monday night's Atlanta Falcons game.

CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP: Collins Hill wins Wesleyan Invitational

A recap of Saturday's cross country action.

Suwanee to appeal Settles Bridge settlement to state Supreme Court

The city of Suwanee is appealing a $1.8 million jury settlement to Settles Bridge Farm LLC before the Georgia Supreme Court.

Tornado watch issued for Gwinnett

A tornado watch has been issued until 3 a.m. for all of North Georgia, including Gwinnett County.

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Brooks officially sworn in to BOC

Jace Brooks is sworn in on Monday as the District 1 commissioner for Gwinnett County.

Report: Suspected drunk driver claimed to be cop

During DUI stop, Stone Mountain man charged with felony for impersonating a cop, police officials say.

Cops: Man caught masturbating on hotel bench

Police: Man caught masturbating on bench outside Holiday Inn in broad daylight.

Brookwood Invitational's 20th year begins Wednesday

A total of 17 different locations will host softball tourney games this week

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Buford student remembered as ‘best friend to all’

Adam Smith, a 16-year-old at Buford High School collapsed last week during a preseason basketball workout and died in the hospital on Sunday.

GHSA wraps up fall Executive Committee meeting

A look at some of the votes that will affect Gwinnett's athletic programs, including swimming and cross country

Snellville man charged with kidnapping wife from church

A Snellville man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly kidnapped his estranged wife from church.

Buford fire attributed to materials left on stove

Residents arrived at scene as blaze was being brought under control

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Preschool students learn hands-on at fair

The 4-H barn offers an educational exhibit through a petting zoo.

Fire, police departments to host public safety festival

Gwinnett firefighters and police officers will play each other in a softball game

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Aurora Theatre nominated for 18 Suzi Bass Awards

15 of the nominations came from the production of "Clyde 'n Bonnie: A Folktale."

Local school wins statewide S.T.E.M. award

The Technology Association of Georgia announced Monday that Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology has been awarded the organization's inaugural S.T.E.M. Education Award for the high school category.

Apple: iPhone 5 orders topped 2M in 24 hours

Orders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million in their first 24 hours, more than double the amount of its predecessor over the same period.

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Out to lunch ... with Charlotte Nash

“Out To Lunch” is a periodic feature that allows readers a chance to learn about the people behind the titles in Gwinnett County through a lunch-time conversation with a member of the GDP staff.

Norcross art event to support Copeland

Norcross holds a fundraiser for Snellville's Aimee Copeland.

Early morning fire damages Duluth home

Overnight fire causes heavy damage to a Duluth home, but no injuries reported.

Atlanta residents protest rezoning for Walmart

ATLANTA (AP) -- Neighborhood groups in Atlanta are mobilizing to protest a rezoning proposal that would enable a Walmart store to open in the city's Buckhead neighborhood.. Opponents of the project spent the weekend sending email messages to Atlanta City Council members, who were scheduled to discuss the issue at

Columbus police seek burglar who stole ball caps

COLUMBUS (AP) -- Police in Columbus are looking for a burglar who has a taste for baseball caps.. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports somebody broke into Pickers Thrift Store over the weekend. Investigators say the owner told them the burglar got away with $40 worth of assorted ball caps.. Store

Flash flood watch posted in parts of northeast Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) -- Some parts of northeast Georgia are under a flash flood watch as forecasters expect heavy rain over the next two days.. The National Weather Service issued the watch Monday for Habersham and Rabun counties northeast of Gainesville. Forecasters say 2.5 to 3 inches of rainfall is expected

Cuts to Georgia Archives access draw protest

ATLANTA (AP) -- Scholars, amateur genealogists and others are protesting the state's decision to limit public access to the Georgia Archives.. Thousands of people signed online petitions and Facebook pages over the weekend after Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced only limited public appointments to the archives will be available

Atlanta wants retail development at Braves stadium

ATLANTA (AP) -- City officials in Atlanta are asking developers to pitch ideas for building a retail, restaurant and entertainment complex outside the Braves' baseball stadium.. The city is seeking bids to develop 55 acres of land that's now used for parking at Turner Field. Atlanta officials and the Braves'

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Buford athlete dies after collapsing at school

A high school basketball player has died three days after he collapsed during a preseason workout.