News for Sunday, September 2, 2012

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Tech opens with Hokies

Georgia Tech opens its season tonight against No. 16 Virginia Tech, a team loaded on defense.

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Chipper's walk-off homer caps massive Braves comeback

Atlanta scores five off Papelbon in ninth to stun Phillies

G-Braves snap eight-game losing streak

Jurrjens turns in solid start in rain-shortened game

Grayson's Ati gets shutout in Silverbacks' 2-0 win

Atlanta Silverbacks forward Matt Horth scored a pair of second-half goals to lead his team to a 2-0 win over FC Edmonton on a windy Sunday afternoon at Clarke Stadium.

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INSIDE THE HELMET: Norcross' Joseph Ledford

We feature Norcross' Joseph Ledford in the weekly segment, 'Inside the Helmet.'

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THE BLITZ: New season, new names to watch this year

Brandon Brigman names the top newcomers to watch this season and gives his impressions from the first full week of football.

GGC women's soccer loses to Brenau

Vernetti scores third goal of season for Grizzlies

I-85 landscape project gets long-awaited green light

The long-awaited I-85 landscaping project in Suwanee is scheduled to begin soon.

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Entrepreneur mixes unicycling, model airplanes

Sam White began riding a unicycle when he was 10, and also flies model airplanes. These hobbies help him take his mind off work.

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Consultant helps Riverside staff develop new strategies

The PTA at Riverside Elementary on Wednesday hosted a consultant who shared ideas with teachers to introduce new strategies for reading comprehension.

Weekly Suwanee police reports

Police incidents around Suwanee.

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Couple to start autism program

Michael and Mary O'Connell plan to open an autism care center for people to develop skills once their out of school.

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North's Brown revels in Team USA experience

North's Lexie Brown enjoys from Team USA basketball experience

School lunch menus for the week of Sept. 4

Gwinnett County Public Schools lunch menus for the week of Sept. 4 through 7th.

ALTA season to begin this week

The Alta tennis season begins this week.

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Suwanee Day to experience some changes

There are several changes in store for this year's Suwanee Day event on Sept. 15.

FARNER: School PTAs as important as ever

As school budgets continue to be squeezed, PTAs are being counted on to provide everything from school grants to technology like iPads.

Suwanee Briefs

The North Gwinnett Co-Op and Kiwanis Club of North Gwinnett will host a "Fall Classic Golf Tournament" on Sept. 11 at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club.

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Suwanee appoints solicitor with criminal, family law background

The city of Suwanee has appointed a new solicitor.

Roberts PTA focuses on technology

Roberts Elementary held a kickoff fundraiser for its annual PTA campaign.

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Flexible Hall fits it anywhere for Bulldogs

Versatile senior contributes for North all over the field

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Annandale kicks off 'kiss a pig' campaign

Annandale Village held its kickoff event for a fundraising campaign where community leaders compete to raise money for the facility. The winner gets to kiss a pig in November.

Police stepping up traffic enforcement for weekend

Police in Georgia say they will be stepping up traffic enforcement over the long weekend for Labor Day.

Ezra "Buddy" Vinson

Ezra E. “Buddy” Vinson, aged 64, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012 after a brief illness. He was a long time resident of Duluth, Ga. Buddy was ...

Donald Jones

Donald F. Jones, age 71 of Snellville, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM, Monday, September 3, 2012 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim ...

Frankie Freeman

Mr. Frankie Leroy Freeman of Eastpoint, Ga passed on Sunday, August 26, 2012.

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James Woodring

James Bailey Woodring, age 81, of Lilburn, died Saturday, September 1, 2012 at his home under hospice care. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, September 4, 2012 ...

Janice Earls

Janice Earls, age 54, of Buford, GA, passed away on September 1, 2012. 

Kevin Curtin

Mr. Kevin Curtin of Suwanee, Ga passed on Friday, August 31, 2012.

Walter Adams, Sr.

Walter Kimber Adams, Sr., age 87, of Covington, GA passed away August 31, 2012. Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services–Conyers Chapel, 770-918-8851.

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Kenneth "Kenny" Mason

Mr. Kenneth Wade “Kenny” Mason, age 53, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Alexander Mason ...