News for Friday, September 21, 2012


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North coasts to 45-20 win over Meadowcreek

Following a tough loss to Norcross last week, North Gwinnett used great defense and a dominant second-quarter effort to triumph over Meadowcreek 45-20 on Friday night.

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Viengxay, Lanier pull out victory in first-ever region game

Since starting the Lanier football program three years ago, head coach Billy Wells had been waiting for this day.

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Mill Creek rallies in second half to beat Peachtree Ridge

The Mill Creek offense that was forced to punt just twice in its first three football games went on a two-quarter hiatus Friday night.

Kendrick pitches Phillies past Braves

PHILADELPHIA -- Kevin Frandsen hit one of Philadelphia's four solo homers to back Kyle Kendrick, and the Phillies inched closer in the NL playoff race with a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.. Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz and Chase Utley also went deep for the resurgent Phillies

GGC men rout Oakwood, women edged in Savannah

The Georgia Gwinnett College's men's soccer team erupted for five second-half scores, including two each from Alejandro Duque and Tom Butler, in a 5-0 win at Oakwood University on Friday in Huntsville, Ala.. The Grizzlies remain undefeated on the season and moved to 6-0-1 with their fifth straight shutout

PREP ROUNDUP: Broncos walk off with win

Recap of Friday's high school sports events

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Ramey, Comets hand Shiloh first loss of the season

South Gwinnett quarterback Jordan Ramey passed for four touchdowns and ran for another, personally snapping Shiloh's three-game win streak Friday night en route to a 31-0 victory at Richard Snell Community Stadium.

Hertz employee fatally shot near transit station

Gwinnett County Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Friday near Satellite Boulevard and Merchants Way.

LETTERS: Who cares if Romney's speech was 'leaked'?

In reference to Cal Thomas' view of Mitt Romney's leaked tape ("President's failures out in the open," Sept. 20, 8A): In Mr. Thomas's eyes the seriousness of the meaning behind the statement is dismissed because someone "leaked" it?

LETTERS: Actions in Libya denounced

As a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (GA Chapter), I strongly condemn the senseless murders of the Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans by the Libyan mob protesting the film which ridicule's the Prophet of Islam and his life.

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YARBROUGH: For the Legislature, this party may be over

When the gavel bangs to open the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly, I would suggest the first order of business be to have Willie Nelson serenade them with "The Party's Over."

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Gwinnett County Fair serves up nostalgic food

The annual event offers classic fair food, including funnel cakes, corn dogs and roasted corn.

Smith, Falcons are West-Coast winners

Mike Smith credits the Falcons' success on the West Coast to the performance of his players, not his travel schedule. Even so, Smith isn't about to mess with a winning formula.

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Furyk races out to lead at East Lake

Jim Furyk, the only American on the Ryder Cup team without a win this year, put himself in position Friday to join them.

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School board spends $2.2 million for eCLASS support

Members of the Gwinnett County school board on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a contract with IBM for technical support of the district's eCLASS initiative.

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Convocation honors outstanding students, faculty

Outstanding students and faculty received special recognition Thursday at Georgia Gwinnett College's Convocation.

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Versatile Bulldog offense putting up big numbers

With apologies to A.J. Green, Georgia would rather have plenty of options. The Bulldogs hope to keep mixing things up when they face Vanderbilt tonight.

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Yellow Jackets favored to end skid against Hurricanes

Al Golden says Miami's three straight wins in the series with Georgia Tech won't matter when the teams play today. Golden said this is a different, more physical Georgia Tech team.

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GWINNETT GRADS: Swanson makes a new home in Ohio

A look at former Gwinnett standouts and their successes at the college level


Where to watch former Gwinnett standouts in Saturday's college football action

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Discover Mills to get new name

The management of Discover Mills announced Friday that the retail outlet and entertainment destination is about to get a new name.

Norcross City Hall to be refurbished

City Hall gets upgrades, including new carpet and paint as well as a showcase of city memorabilia.

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Burlington Coat Factory opens in Lilburn

Burlington Coat Factory is opening a new store in Lilburn. To celebrate, the business hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday along with the introduction of its premier philanthropic program, Burlington Gives Back.

Garage fire displaces Snellville couple

A garage fire in Snellville on Thursday night has displaced a couple from their home.

Kroger recalls spinach sold in Ga. over Listeria risk

Kroger is recalling spinach sold at grocery stores in 15 states due to possible Listeria contamination.

State approves plan to adjust speeds on I-285

Georgia transportation officials have approved a plan to install technology that will allow speed limits to change, depending on traffic conditions, on a metro Atlanta interstate.

Audit: College ignored signs of financial doom

An audit has found that a $25 million shortfall at Georgia Perimeter College was caused by chronic overspending and an inattention to finances by administrators of the suburban Atlanta school.

Murlee Mayhue

Murlee D. Mayhue, age 79, of Norcross, Ga., died suddenly Thursday, September 20, 2012. Her funeral will be Saturday, September 22, 2012, at 11 am in the Bill Head Funeral ...

John Huscusson

John A. Huscusson, age 87, of Dacula, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 22, 2012 in the Lawrenceville ...

Robert Lotspeich, Jr.

Mr. Robert Neal Lotspeich, Jr., age 52, of Winder, Georgia died September 17, 2012.

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James "Jimmy" Price

Mr. James “Jimmy” Price, age 41, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cabot and Grace ...

Omeda Johnson

Omeda Johnson, age 89, of Cape Coral, FL, passed away on September 17, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-979-5010.

Dennis Pennington

Dennis G. Pennington, age 64, of Atlanta, GA, passed away on September 19, 2012. 

Betty Mask

Betty W. Mask, 84, of Lawrenceville passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012. She is preceded in death by her husband, George A. “Don” Mask, Jr.; son-in-law ...

Kathryn Myers

Kathryn Elena Myers, age 42, of Atlanta, GA, passed away on September 18, 2012. 

Vivian Hearn

Vivian Hearn, age 89, of Chamblee, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Jae Mok Yoon

Jae Mok Yoon, age 81, of Stone Mountain (Gwinnett County), Ga., died Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.