News for Wednesday, September 19, 2012


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Grayson's Gaines commits to Penn State

Grayson's Kasey Gaines committed to the Penn State football program over Harvard and Miami (Ohio).

Silverbacks knock off first-place Scorpions

San Antonio came to town with a chance to clinch first place in the NASL regular season, but it was Atlanta that played like the team with a title on the line.

Lugo's two goals push Grizzlies past Hurricanes

Freshman forward and Berkmar grad Martin Lugo buried two second-half goals just 30 seconds apart to account for the only scoring in a 2-0 Georgia Gwinnett men's soccer shutout against NCAA Division II opponent Georgia Southwestern State University on Wednesday night on the Grizzly Soccer Field.

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Medlen wins again, Braves top Marlins

Kris Medlen pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and the Atlanta Braves won his start for the 21st straight time, beating the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday night.

PREP ROUNDUP: Hill, Jones help Lions edge Hawks

Recap of Wednesday's high school sports events

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CEPEDA: The writing is on the wall

Writing is on the wall about education. In Mike Judge's brilliant 2006 satirical science fiction comedy, "Idiocracy," viewers are subjected to a terrifying dystopia: America, circa 2505, after the intelligent people have become extinct.

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THOMAS: Evidence of Obama's failings all out in the open

President's failures out in the open. There's another video, this one of Mitt Romney speaking to donors at a fundraiser in Boca Raton.

Military Appreciation Night planned Friday at Lanier, Peachtree Ridge

Events to honor service men and women will be at schools' varsity football games

County volleyball title even more up for grabs this year

Advance story on Gwinnett County Volleyball Championships

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Sam's growth mirrors that of Lanier football program

Longhorns and their hulking middle linebacker are off to a great start

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Water polo league expands to include four all-girls teams

Lennox Balog had a fading bruise under her eye. And smiled about it.Balog plays water polo for Collins Hill. The bruises are part of the sport. And a badge of honor.

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HAMMOCK: Things don't look good again for Georgia Force

Signs aren't great for a franchise that has bounced in and out of extistence here in Gwinnett

GAB: Georgia SPCA holding clinic Saturday

The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is having a low-cost vaccination clinic on Saturday. All proceeds from the event will go to help homeless animals across the state.

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Woods, McIlroy meet again with more at stake

With every week, and every win, Rory McIlroy gets a new moniker. Two-time major champion. The world No. 1. Heir apparent. The latest nickname was courtesy of none other than Tiger Woods.

Falcons honor Buford youth football team

Team also gets $1,000 grant from Falcons and the NFL

Parkview's Claytor commits to Berry softball

Two-year starter is having a big season for the Panthers

Norcross' Yost committs to Ole Miss running

Norcross' Katherine Yost committed to Ole Miss' running program.

TD Club of Atlanta to honor Broncos' McGee, Parkview

Club to honor locals at weekly meeting Monday in Atlanta

Still time to get back into NASCAR title hunt

It doesn't take long for the pretenders to be separated from the contenders in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Sometimes, through bad luck or mediocre performance, a driver leaves the Chase opener sentenced to an also-ran status for the remainder of the season.

Prep Rally to feature Parkview-Grayson, Brookwood-Archer highlights

Weekly high school sports TV show is hosted by Daily Post's Cline, Hammock

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North Gwinnett Cooperative opens new headquarters

On a brisk autumn morning in Buford, a line of about a dozen has formed outside a brick office building complex. An elderly couple is at the front of the queue. James and Patricia Childers are smiling: their perpetually optimistic greeting to a world which has spared them no pain.

Ga. 20 project moves forward

Land acquisition nearly complete for widening of Ga. 20 through Sugar Hill.

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Exhibition winners announced at Gwinnett County Fair

Seth Bielstein won in youth overall while Tony Anglin won in the adult category.

Salvation Army leader passes away

Salvation Army Maj. Eugene Broome has passed away.

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Report: Falcons' Turner was drinking at strip club prior to DUI arrest

Gwinnett police say Michael Turner confessed to having "approximately five shots" at Atlanta strip club Magic City

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Wilbanks: Amendment could hurt public education

During one of his most public annual appearances, the superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools warned of the repurcussions to a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee the state's authority to charter independent public schools.

Neighborhood rehab program work continues

A new contract continues Gwinnett's efforts to stabilize neighborhoods plagued by foreclosed homes.

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DALY: Fall is the time to renovate fescue lawns

With proper preparation, planning, and using the appropriate cultural methods to maintain fescue, you can have an attractive and healthy lawn.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: League against charter amendment, but poll shows support

The League of Women Voters of Georgia is encouraging people to vote no on a proposed constitutional amendment involving charter schools, although a poll shows a majority of voters support the November referendum.

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Romney swings through Atlanta for fundraiser

Georgia's top Republican officials are showing their support for Mitt Romney at a fundraising event in Atlanta.

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Lawrenceville man charged in attempted kidnappings at park

Man charged with attempting to abduct juveniles at Loganville park.

Fire forces evacuation of southeast Ga. hotel

CLAXTON, Ga. (AP) -- Firefighters in southeast Georgia say a cooking fire at a hotel in Claxton forced occupants to be evacuated overnight.. The fire broke out at the Budget Inn early Wednesday shortly after midnight. Claxton Fire Chief Harold Rogers says a man who lives at the hotel was

Olens asked for help with judge's driving charge

BRUNSWICK (AP) -- Georgia's attorney general is being asked to appoint an outside prosecutor to handle the case of a Brunswick judge charged with aggressive driving.. Glynn County solicitor Maria Lugue has written to Attorney General Sam Olens, saying she's recusing herself from the case.. Brunswick Municipal Judge Andrew Lakin

Ga. man charged with groping women at 2 Walmarts

EVANS, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia is facing criminal charges after three women say he groped their bodies at Walmart stores in Columbia County.Javantroi Perez Walden, 33, has been charged with three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery. Investigators say one of the assaults was captured on surveillance video in the

Fla. sex offender crashes car in Ga. police chase

CAMILLA, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities in southwest Georgia say a sex offender wanted in Florida is in custody after he led police on an hour-long chase before crashing in a ditch.. The chase started Tuesday night in Abbeville, Ala., and ended 75 miles away in the southwest Georgia city

Georgia obesity rates projected to rise

ATLANTA (AP) -- A new report forecasts a sharp rise in obesity in every American state over the next 20 years, though Georgia is projected to remain in the middle of the pack.. The research by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation estimates that if current

Ga. man testifies to being stabbed 17 years ago

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- A Cobb County jury is hearing emotional testimony in the trial of a man charged with killing a flight attendant and stabbing her young son 17 years ago.. The slain woman's son, Nickolas Smith, was 5 years old when he was stabbed 18 times. He wept

Atlanta mayor plans to veto panhandling crackdown

ATLANTA (AP) -- The mayor of Atlanta says he plans to veto a new city ordinance that would send aggressive panhandlers to jail for up to six months.. Spokesman Reese McCranie says Mayor Kasim Reed will offer his own plan to crack down on panhandling "in a humane and less

Former Ga. deputy pleads guilty in child porn case

ATLANTA (AP) -- A former Georgia sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to charges that he produced child pornography.. Christopher Thomas Davis, 32, entered his plea in U.S. District Court after a jury had been picked to hear his trial. U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates announced the plea Tuesday.. Prosecutors say

Sylvia Greene

Mrs. Sylvia Hastings Greene, age 74, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on September 17, 2012. 

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Charlotte Green

Charlotte Ann Liddell Green of Duluth passed away after an extended illness on Monday, September 17, 2012. She was born on the family farm in the Pleasant Hill community of ...

Virginia Miles

Mrs. Virginia L. Miles, age 93, of Gainesville passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 at New Horizons North. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.

Robert Mcintyre

Robert Junior McIntyre, age 82, Winder, GA passed away September 17, 2012.

Jacqueline Doyle

Jacqueline Olive Doyle of Buford, Georgia entered into eternal life in the morning hours of September 17, 2012. Jackie, as she is known to friends, was born Jacqueline Olive Rohde ...

James "Jimmy" Price

Mr. James C. “Jimmy” Price, age 41, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on September 17, 2012. 

Patricia Yorke

Mrs. Patricia Eileen Yorke, age 92, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on September 15, 2012. 

Richard Segars

Richard Perry Segars, age 70, of Loganville, GA, passed away September 16, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Fred O'shields, Jr.

Mr. Fred Coleman O’Shields Jr., age 86, of Flowery Branch, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.

Helen Nuzum

Mrs. Helen Nuzum, age 95, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, September 17, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-six years, Walter E. Nuzum. She ...

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Adam Smith

Adam Blake Smith, age 16, of Buford, Georgia, died Saturday, September 15, 2012. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 4:00 P.M. at First Baptist ...

Rene Gonzalez

Rene Carlos Gonzalez, age 75, of Duluth, GA passed away on September 18, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. 770-277-4550. 

Trina Goss

Trina Jan Fowler Goss, age 53, of Loganville, GA, passed away September 16, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

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 ...

Lucille Jackson

Lucille Leach Jackson of Auburn, GA, formerly of Duluth, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 16, 2012. The longest survivor of 10 siblings, she was born December ...

Doris Montgomery

Mrs. Doris Montgomery, age 90, Winder, GA passed away September 17, 2012.

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Benny Baltimore

Mr. Benny Thomas Baltimore, age 73, of Oakfield, GA, formerly of Duluth, GA, died September 16, 2012 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, GA. A funeral mass will be held ...