News for Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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PREP ROUNDUP: North Gwinnett's Hall no-hits Norcross

Recap of Tuesday's prep action.

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Braves back in playoffs with 4-3 win over Marlins

Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to put the Atlanta Braves back in the playoffs with a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

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Principal: Students posted about attacks on school

A group of students at Mountain View High School allegedly shared plans on Facebook to carry out a violent attack at the school.

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Bulldogs' Mitchell spending more time at receiver

ATHENS -- Georgia's high-scoring offense could feature a new weapon on Saturday against Tennessee.. Malcolm Mitchell, the Bulldogs' second-leading receiver last season, has been a starting cornerback this season. That may soon change. He worked only on offense on Tuesday.. Coach Mark Richt said Mitchell will practice with

Johnson: Georgia Tech still has plenty to play for

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson says that the Yellow Jackets still have several goals in mind despite starting 1-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.. Johnson insists the Jackets are upbeat even though they have won just four of their last 11 games.. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Johnson

Falcons honor Wesleyan's Delk with award

Versatile senior picked as this week's Captain in the Community

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Central's Westmoreland not satisfied in senior season

LAWRENCEVILLE -- When Eman Westmoreland signed up for football as a 6-year-old, his Collins Hill district team didn't have enough room for all the new members and his family got a choice to send him to a Norcross or Central Gwinnett team.. "My mom didn't want me to

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Police say Falcons' Abraham intoxicated when arrested

ATLANTA -- The police officer who arrested Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham said Abraham was "obviously intoxicated" as he refused requests to leave an area taped off by firefighters and police on Monday night.. In a police report released on Tuesday, Officer Christopher Blaise of the Atlanta police department

Parkview's Mandeldove commits to Augusta State

Senior has been a key player on Panthers' successful teams of past few seasons

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Youngblood the 12th man for Parkview

Injured Parkview QB Rob Youngblood will wear No. 12 as the Panthers' 12th man.

Mill Creek's Bryant commits to Samford basketball

Guard will join former Hawks teammate Hayman at Samford

Suwanee Council tables rezoning proposal to improve Gateway

The Suwanee City Council on Tuesday approved a rezoning measure as another way to improve the Gateway area of the city.

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THOMAS: Romney's taxes: Who cares?

Did anyone think the release of Mitt Romney's tax returns would satisfy Democrats and make them focus on the real issues in this campaign, including President Obama's failed domestic and foreign policy record and approaching massive tax increases? If so, please call me for a great deal on Arizona swampland.

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BOC denies zoning changes for Coolray projects

One denial supported by applicant; the other still contested

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CLINE: Volunteer chronicles county history

If those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it, what about the ones who do learn? If they're like Alice McCabe, they're destined to chronicle it.

County, cities weigh energy tax on manufacturers

Nash: "I'm scared of a budget hole"

Lilburn man charged with having thousands of child porn images

Lilburn man allegedly caught with "thousands of images of child pornography."

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Falcons visit Berkmar sixth-graders

Members of the Atlanta Falcons, including Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, visited with students at Berkmar Middle School Tuesday as part of an initiative to encourage young people to lead healthy lives.

Barrow Regional named 'top performer'

Barrow Regional Medical Center one of 620 U.S. hospitals to earn distinction of "top performer on key quality measures"

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Local couple donates money for baby transport ventilator

Gwinnett Medical Center one of only two hospitals in Southeast to provide transport incubators with a high-frequency ventilator

PREP FOOTBALL: Defensive Honor Roll

A look at the top defensive performances from the Sept. 21 high school football games

PREP FOOTBALL: Offensive Honor Roll

A look at the top high school football performances on offense from Friday, Sept. 21

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Airlines set bag fee record in first half of year

U.S. airlines collected more than $1.7 billion in baggage fees during the first half of the year, the largest amount ever collected in that six-month period.

Buford's Hunter named SEC defensive lineman of the week

Florida nosetackle had career-best game in shutout of Kentucky

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Vegas books: $300M+ changed hands with NFL call

Las Vegas oddsmakers say $300 million or more changed hands worldwide on a controversial referee call that decided the Monday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks.

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NFL: Officials' ruling at end of MNF game was correct

The NFL conceded Tuesday that a bad call cost the Green Bay Packers the game while upholding the Seattle Seahawks' victory.

Groups form coalition to fight charter amendment

Black lawmakers, civil rights groups and several associations of educators have formed a coalition against a proposed constitutional amendment on charter schools.

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: South's Jordan Ramey

Ramey's all-around game led Comets past previously unbeaten Shiloh

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Mill Creek's Andrew Sciara

Linebacker set school record for solo tackles in win over Peachtree Ridge

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Toys R Us to hire 45,000 temp holiday staffers

Toys R Us is hiring 45,000 seasonal workers to staff up its pop up stores and help fulfill its expanded customer services, like shipping online purchases to stores, this holiday.

Victim, cause ID'd in fatal rush-hour crash

Victim and cause identified in Monday rush-hour pile-up near Interstate 85, police say.

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Deal lawyer seeks legal fees for ethics complaints

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's lawyer is seeking legal fees from a northwest Georgia man whose complaints against the governor were eventually dismissed.

Kennesaw State Univ. to break ground on art museum

Kennesaw State University is breaking ground for an art museum outside Atlanta.

Police officers brawl at Waffle House; 1 arrested

Authorities say two female Macon police officers fought each other in a Waffle House parking lot, leading to charges against one of them.

Audit suggests that MARTA privatize services

An audit finds that Atlanta's public transit system will have to cut more services in a few years if it doesn't control runaway costs.

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Gator makes neighbors uneasy in Lawrenceville pond

A three-foot-long alligator who has found a home in a Lawrenceville pond has some neighbors on edge.

Kittens from parking lot believed to be rabid

Authorities in Henry County are searching for people who had contact with six kittens given away by two women in the parking lot of a Walmart store in McDonough.

Feds offer drought aid in 6 more GA counties

The U.S. Small Business Administration has extended its disaster loan program to six more Georgia counties affected by drought.

Inventors want iPhone to help catch ear infections

A professor at Georgia Tech and Emory University wants to help children with ear infections, and he stands to make a little money in the process.

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Seahawks stun Packers on final, controversial play, 14-12

The Seahawks beat the Packers on a controversial call by the NFL's replacement officials that will fuel the debate about the need to end the regular official's lockout.

Mary Ellen Thompson

Mary Ellen Savage Thompson, age 87, of Loganville, GA, passed away on September 23, 2012. 

Amy Pollock

Amy Pollock, age 40, of Loganville, GA, passed away September 23, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Mary Waldrip

Mary L. Waldrip, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away September 23, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

Arthur Danz

Arthur R. Danz, age 51, of Monroe, GA, passed away September 23, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

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Forrest Puckett

Forrest Astor Puckett, 82, of Buford, Georgia, passed away September 22, 2012. He fought the good fight, he finished the race, and he kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:6-8). Born ...

Vincent Alfi

The world is a bit darker place for the loss of Vincent M. Alfi, who has been a beacon of love and life for so many in his too short ...