News for Thursday, September 20, 2012


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PREP ROUNDUP: Walk-off triple leads Peachtree Ridge past Collins Hill 6-5

A look at Thursday's Gwinnett prep action.

Former All-Star Shawn Green leads Israel in WBC

Of the 28 players on Israel's roster, 23 are currently in the minor leagues.

McCoughtry, Lyttle lead Dream past Sky, 75-66

Angel McCoughtry scored 21 points and Sancho Lyttle added 17 as the Atlanta Dream beat Chicago 75-66 Thursday night, eliminating the Sky from playoff contention.

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Lexi Thompson back on top in Alabama

Lexi Thompson made a little more history Thursday in the Navistar LPGA Classic, opening her title defense.

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Jones brothers set for sports weekend to remember

Jon "Bones" Jones will defend his UFC light heavyweight championship.

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Deal talks up Romney, charter school amendment at rally

Gov. Nathan Deal rallies a GOP crowd to get out the vote for Romney in November.

District looks to hire 10 teachers from pool of thousands

The human resources officer for Gwinnett County Public Schools has been doing her job for two decades now. And never in her 20 years has she ever seen a "bumper crop" of job applicants quite like the one awaiting an opening at the local school district.

Rinehart's brother addresses school board about policy change

The bereaved family of a man employed as a teacher with Gwinnett County Public Schools addressed the Gwinnett County Board of Education Thursday during its regular meeting.

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Bad blood in ministry's rental dispute

Ministry-run thrift store and landlord clash in dispute that leads to felony charges.

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Ryan has good protection in Falcons' 2-0 start

Atlanta's offensive line is keeping Matt Ryan on his feet. That's a big reason the Falcons are 2-0.

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Woods makes an early statement at East Lake

ATLANTA -- In the one week Tiger Woods had away from golf during the FedEx Cup playoffs, Nick Faldo said he had lost his aura, Greg Norman said he was intimidated by Rory McIlroy and Johnny Miller claimed that Woods once wanted lessons from him.. "Nice week, huh?" Woods

Broncos seek fifth-straight county title

Brookwood is the defending county champion in boys and girls cross country.

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Getting to Know ... Charles Edwards

Charles Edwards is the defensive coordinator for Greater Atlanta Christian. The Florida native is in his third year on the Spartans staff after spending the rest of his coaching career in his home state.

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HUCKABY: Of all of the treasures in Texas, one is closest to my heart

Ever since I was a small child watching shoot 'em up cowboy movies on television, Texas has been a mystical sort of place for me.

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MCCULLOUGH: Not too late to get to the fair

Not much time left to visit county fair.

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ROBINSON: Romney's class warfare

No doubt about Romney's class warfare. Now, at least, there can be no doubt about who is waging class warfare in this presidential campaign. Mitt Romney would pit the winners against the "victims," the smug-and-rich against the down-on-their-luck, the wealthy tax avoiders against those

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'The Cabin in the Woods'

Michael Clark spotlights "The Cabin in the Woods" on Blu-ray disc.

Duluth to host free concert, fireworks

DULUTH -- The Duluth Fall Festival kicks off Sept. 29 in the downtown historic area with music, amusement park-style rides, carnival fare, a silent auction and arts and crafts vendors.. But this Saturday, the organization is hosting a free concert for Duluth residents to get ready for the big

Stuart Woods to speak at GCPL fundraiser

The New York Times best-selling author will be in Lawrenceville on Sept. 26.

Music Midtown returns for two-day festival

Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, TI and Ludacris headline the 2012 lineup.

THE DISH: La Nonna's Italian Restaurant

This Peachtree Corners eatery serves authentic Italian classics passed down through generations.

Pink looks for 'Truth' on latest album

LOS ANGELES -- For all her songs about fights, broken promises, romantic letdowns and wild nights, Pink is actually in a Zen-mode these days -- and all the credit belongs to her 1-year-old daughter, Willow.. "I used to be really dark. Now, I wake up and check

MOVIE REVIEW: 'End of Watch' laughably unbelievable

Writer/director David Ayer has gone the "found footage" route with "End of Watch," a stone ugly looking film made all the worse by the lack of anything resembling a cohesive narrative.

FILM FANS: New 'Resident Evil' nothing like its predecessors

Local residents review the movie of the week, "Resident Evil: Retribution."

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ART BEAT: Anita's Art School opens its doors for an open house, homecoming

Anita Stewart has been a mainstay of the visual arts and arts education community in Gwinnett for a long time.

MOVIE REVIEW: Paul Thomas Anderson needs to 'Master' the art of editing

Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the very few filmmakers given final cut authority and he exercises that right with each effort.

By venue -- Sept. 21

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MOVIE REVIEW: Amy Adams, ending make up for so-so beginning in 'Trouble with the Curve'

Audiences will enjoy the scenes shot around Atlanta more than the movie, according to Michael Clark.

Movie Trivia — Sept. 21

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

MOVIE REVIEW: "Sleepwalk with Me" funny, insightful and touching film

With a gestation period of almost 10 years, "Sleepwalk with Me" was first part of a stand-up routine then an off-Broadway one-man play and in 2011 as a not-quite best-selling book. The pace and content of the

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Four generations of Tanners keep Gwinnett music group alive

The Skillet Lickers have been performing since the 1920s through generations of Tanners from Dacula.

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Snell family thanks community for prayers for football player

Family is grateful for support as football player recovers.

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Police: Woman bilked employment agency of $72K

Norcross woman accused of bilking temp agency of $72,000 for jobs employees never worked.

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Olympians in town for Eric Shanteau's Swim For Your Life

Parkview grad assumes total control for popular, third-year event at Lake Lanier Islands

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PREVIEW: Central Gwinnett at Berkmar

Breakdown of Friday night's Central-Berkmar football game

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Rams aim to rebound in matchup with Dacula

Breakdown of Friday night's Grayson-Dacula football game

Fire officials: Report of meth lab untrue

Fire officials say reports of a meth lab at a home damaged by fire Wednesday night were unfounded.

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GBT holds casting calls for 'The Nutcracker'

LAWRENCEVILLE -- On Saturday, the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre is hosting a casting call for dancers who would like to a part of this year's production of "The Nutcracker" under the direction of Wade Walthall.. The performances will be held between Nov. 30 to Dec. 16 at the Gwinnett Performing Arts

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Fans Choice Player of the Week: Wesleyan's Rhett Delk

Senior linebacker made plays all over the field in last Friday's win over Stone Mountain

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PREVIEW: North Gwinnett at Meadowcreek

Meadowcreek hosts North Gwinnett in Region 7-AAAAAA football on Friday.

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PREVIEW: Duluth at Norcross

No. 3 Norcross hosts Duluth in Region 7-AAAAAA football on Friday night.

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PREVIEW: Habersham Central at Mountain View

A breakdown of Friday night's Mountain View-Habersham Central matchup

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After big win, Parkview looks to keep rolling against Archer

Archer hosts Parkview in a battle of Region 8-AAAAAA teams on Friday.

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PREVIEW: Apalachee at Gainesville

Breakdown of Friday night's Apalachee-Gainesville football game

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PREVIEW: Winder-Barrow at Salem

Breakdown of Friday night's Winder-Barrow-Salem football game

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Shiloh vs. South rivalry renewed

South Gwinnett hosts Shiloh in Region 8-AAAAAA action on Friday night

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PREVIEW: Mill Creek at Peachtree Ridge

Breakdown of Friday night's Mill Creek-Peachtree Ridge football game

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Spartans chase rebound win in Tennessee

GAC takes a road trip Friday to play the Howard School in Chattanooga

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PREVIEW: Brookstone at Wesleyan

A breakdown of Friday night's Brookstone-Wesleyan football game

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PREVIEW: Madison County at Lanier

A breakdown of Friday's Madison County-Lanier high school football game

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PREVIEW: St. Francis at Hebron Christian

Breakdown of Friday night's Hebron-St. Francis football game

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Gwinnett Prep Rally celebrates 20th year

Gwinnett Prep Rally is celebrating its 20th year of covering Gwinnett high school sports this season

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Injured worker rescued in tall tree

It was a tall order to rescue a worker caught in high tree, Gwinnett County Fire Department officials say.

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Toddler left alone dies in Ga. mobile home fire

Authorities say a 2-year-old boy is dead in northeast Georgia after a mobile home caught fire while the child was left alone inside.

Arthur Blank to speak at UGA fall commencement

University of Georgia officials say Home Depot founder Arthur M. Blank will be the graduation speaker for the school's fall 2012 undergraduate commencement.

Former Ga. Gov. Sonny Perdue joins nonprofit

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has joined a nonprofit organization to work with a bipartisan group of former governors.. The Bipartisan Policy Center announced Wednesday that Perdue would work "to bring pragmatic state-based perspectives to national issues.". Perdue, a Republican, was governor of Georgia from

Ga. gun club gets permit to serve alcohol

POWDER SPRINGS (AP) -- Owners of a gun club being built in metro Atlanta have been granted a permit to serve patrons cold beer after they holster their smoking pistols.. The city council in Powder Spring has approved an alcohol permit for The Governor's Club. Owner Kristina Brown says she

Panel calls for more technology in Georgia schools

ATLANTA (AP) -- A state commission has called for more spending on technology in Georgia schools, less money for central administration and more support for campus psychologists, nurses and counselors.. But in issuing its final recommendations Wednesday, the panel steered clear of wholesale changes to the complicated formula that determines

Ga. driver killed after car is rear-ended in crash

KENNESAW (AP) -- Police in Cobb County say a driver is dead after his car was rear-ended and pushed down a roadside embankment in Kennesaw.. Police are trying to figure out who's responsible. Police say two men were in the car that caused the rear-end collision late Wednesday

Police: Robber shot at Ga. bank had toy gun

DECATUR (AP) -- Police say a security guard shot a robber who tried to hold up a metro Atlanta bank using a toy gun.. A man tried to rob a Citizens Trust bank in Decatur minutes after it opened Wednesday. A security guard shot the would-be robber in the

Flo Miller

Flo Miller, age 91, of Snellville, GA passed away on September 18, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-979-5010.

Lillie Bradford

Lillie Bradford, age 98, of Loganville, GA, passed away September 18, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Dorothy Shirley

Mrs. Dorothy Eugenia Borders Shirley, age 81, of Winder, GA, formerly of Stone Mountain, GA, who passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

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Gary Boss

Gary Phillip Boss age 52 of Lilburn, GA passed away Monday, September 17 surrounded by his loving family. Diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at age 28, he fought a ...

Odessa Bowen

Odessa Masters Bowen, age 89, of Dacula, GA, passed away September 17, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100.