News for Tuesday, September 18, 2012


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Reyes helps Marlins beat Braves 4-3 in 10

MIAMI -- Jose Reyes hit a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning Tuesday night, and the Miami Marlins overcame an awful ninth inning to snap the Atlanta Braves' four-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory.. With one out in the 10th, pinch-hitter Rob Brantly was walked

PREP ROUNDUP: Third-ranked Mill Creek sweeps fifth-ranked North

A recap of Tuesday's high school sports events

PREP FOOTBALL: Defensive Honor Roll

A look at the top defensive performances from the Sept. 14 games

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Mill Creek's Devozea Felton

Playmaker led Hawks to big win over Mountain View

TD Club of Atlanta to host booster club seminar

Wednesday event is open to coaches, parents and administrators in all sports

Wesleyan's Miller to play volleyball at TCU

Senior has started the past three seasons for Wolves

PREP FOOTBALL: Offensive Honor Roll

A look at the top offensive performances from the Sept. 14 games

Turner's DUI, other injuries concern Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith had plenty of concerns following his team's late-night victory over Denver.. Injuries. Running game. Then he had to add Michael Turner's off the field troubles to the list.. The former Pro Bowl running back was arrested for drunken driving and speeding

High-scoring Georgia Tech playing like conference contender

ATLANTA -- Back-to-back lopsided wins have lifted Georgia Tech's hopes in the ACC's Coastal Division.. The Yellow Jackets have scored more than 50 points in consecutive games for the first time since 1936. Coach Paul Johnson's spread-option offense, led by senior quarterback Tevin Washington, has shown impressive

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Parkview's Justis Rosser

Senior was a huge part in winning turnover battle with national No. 1 Rams

Georgia, Vandy remember wild end

ATHENS -- Todd Grantham has been known to yell and curse and throw things -- and that's when dealing with his own players.. So it was no surprise to them when Georgia's fiery defensive coordinator got into it with Vanderbilt coach James Franklin after a game last season.. "We see

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Storm's Tuttle leaves softball to flourish in cross country

Providence's Tayler Tuttle gave up softball to pursue cross country and has flourished.

Time running out for Force in search for new owner

Georgia Force's future in doubt

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Haddad re-signs with Gladiators

Joey Haddad and the Gwinnett Gladiators agreed to terms before the NHL lockout became final.

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PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Parkview QB out with broken collarbone

Parkview QB Rob Youngblood will miss 6-8 weeks with a broken collarbone.

LETTERS: Recognizing World Alzheimer's Awareness Month

It seems a lot of causes have a particular month marked to raise awareness. Sometimes people pay attention, and sometimes it gets lost in the daily shuffle. September is World Alzheimer's Awareness Month, and we all need to pay attention.

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CLINE: TOUR Championship offers unique volunteering opportunity

Eight is not a number golfers generally like to associate with. No one wants to sign for the dreaded "snowman" on their scorecard. But this weekend 8 is Gregg Mooney's number.

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THOMAS: War through weakness

"How could this happen?" Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked in response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others. What doesn't Secretary Clinton get? The actions and statements of Islamic extremists have been visible for some time.

Attorneys hint that probe has deepened

Prosecutors hint that probe into Gwinnett corruption has taken more paths.

RI school system: Dad-daughter dances violate law

RI school system: Dad-daughter dances violate law. CRANSTON, R.I. -- A Rhode Island schools superintendent has ended the district's father-daughter dances and mother-son ballgames to comply with a state gender discrimination law, prompting some to complain that the move is an example of political correctness gone awry

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Youth show off livestock at Gwinnett County Fair

Teens and children compete in livestock shows for prizes.

More money given to cities for 911 services

Commissioners agree to boost 911 funding in service delivery settlement.

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Greene speaks at United Way kick-off breakfast

The nonprofit hopes to raise more than $5 million this season.

2 Gwinnettians win lottery

ATLANTA -- Two Georgia Lottery jackpot winning tickets were sold from Gwinnett stores this week. Yesenia Frias of Lawrenceville won $250,000 after buying her ticket at an Amoco Food Shop in Norcross, while Bobby Daniels of Loganville won $327,744 with a ticket purchased from Quik Mart in Stone Mountain.. The

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New OshKosh B'gosh store opens at Mall of Georgia

The chief executive officer of a company that owns one of the nation's most recognized brands of baby and children's clothing paid a visit Tuesday to the Mall of Georgia.

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists named

More than 50 Gwinnett County Public Schools seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program--a prestigious accolade honoring those with the highest marks and stellar leadership skills.

Chamber taking nominations for health care awards

Nomination deadline is Friday, Oct. 5

Eastside to host family medicine speaker

Dr. George Rafeedie to speak on family medicine topics

Lasseter’s son, associate sentenced to nearly 5 years in bribery scheme

The son of a county commissioner will spend nearly five years in prison for peddling then-Commissioner Shirley Lasseter’s influence, as well as drug offenses.

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Cops: Woman fabricated attempted kidnapping of child

Pamela Ann Strong charged with false report of a crime

Al-Qaida threatens attacks on US diplomats

Al-Qaida's branch in North Africa on Tuesday called for attacks on U.S. diplomats and an escalation of protests against an anti-Islam video that was produced in the United States and triggered a wave of demonstrations and riots in the Middle East and beyond.

Magic Johnson education program comes to Georgia

An education program named after NBA legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson has arrived in Georgia.

Atlanta police hunting robber who wears clown mask

Atlanta police are hunting for an armed robber who holds up convenience stores while hiding his face behind a clown mask.

Driver shot in face by boy with pellet gun in Savannah

A Savannah man says a teenager armed with a pellet gun shot him in the face as the man was driving with his family in the car.

Ga. mom accosted for breast-feeding in Applebee's

A Georgia woman says a restaurant manager called police after becoming upset that she was breast-feeding her child in a booth.

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Gwinnett boy critical after football practice collapse

A middle-school student from Gwinnett is seriously ill at an Atlanta hospital after he collapsed during football practice in Walton County.

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Falcons Turner charged with DUI in Gwinnett

Less than five hours after sealing the Atlanta Falcons win over Denver on Monday Night Football, running back Michael Turner was charged with DUI in Gwinnett County.

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Documents show UGA to eliminate nearly 130 jobs

Documents released by University of Georgia administrators to state officials indicate that the school plans to eliminate nearly 130 jobs.

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Romney: Nearly half 'believe they are victims'

Already scrambling to steady a struggling campaign, Republican Mitt Romney confronted a new headache Monday after a video surfaced showing him telling wealthy donors that almost half of all Americans "believe they are victims" entitled to extensive government support.

Falcons rookie Massaquoi patient with playing time

Atlanta Falcons rookie Jonathan Massaquoi, a Central Gwinnett grad, was inactive for Monday's home opener against Denver.

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Falcons intercept Manning three times in 27-21 win

The Atlanta Falcons improved to 2-0 after a Monday night win over the Denver Broncos.

Sandra Prince

CORRECTION IN TIME OF SERVICE for Sandra Lynn Lovett Prince: An outdoor memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 20th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home ...

John "Jack" Kubiak

Mr. John “Jack” Kubiak age 73, of Buford, GA, passed away on September 16, 2012. 

Mary Garrett

Mary McCollum Garrett, age 85, formerly of Columbus, GA passed away September 13, 2012.

Pauline Wilkes

Pauline Venable Wilkes, age 92, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2012.

Evie Wheeler

Mrs. Evie Lou Wheeler, age 91, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2012.

Barbara Carter

Mrs. Barbara Carter, age 69 of Winder, Georgia died September 15, 2012.

Robert Jackson

Robert Lewis Jackson, age 86, of Doraville, GA, passed away September 15, 2012. Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross 770-448-5757.

Angela Garrett

Mrs. Angela Dawn Carthern Garrett, age 39, of Hull, GA, who passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2012.