News for Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Hanson earns elusive win, Braves beat Marlins

ATLANTA -- David Ross and Andrelton Simmons raced home on left fielder Bryan Petersen's costly error, sending Tommy Hanson and the Atlanta Braves to a 6-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.. Hanson (13-9) allowed two runs, one earned, and six hits in 5 1-3 innings for his

Clarke Central too much for Apalachee

WINDER -- Clarke Central rushed for 263 yards and mixed just enough of a passing attack as the Gladiators marched to a 35-12 win over Apalachee in Region 8-AAAAA action at R. Harold Henderson Sports Complex.. Clarke Central improved to 2-0 in the region and 2-2 overall after two

PREP ROUNDUP: Frerking drives in winning run for Wesleyan against Pace Academy

A look at Thursday's Gwinnett prep action.

Green misses out in return to Turner Field

ATLANTA Nick Green had been able to play a true "home" game during just one series since being traded by the Atlanta Braves after his rookie season in 2004, and he was looking forward to getting another chance.. It didn't happen.. As Miami prepared to end a three-game

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Chipper Jones relishing final homestand in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- With one last trip to the postseason assured -- albeit maybe for just nine innings -- Chipper Jones is relishing the final days of his last season.. Atlanta, which clinched a wild-card spot on Tuesday night, is still chasing the Nationals in the NL East. That's not

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Getting To Know ... Ben Dehnke

Brookwood's Ben Dehnke is in his eighth year as the boys cross country county.

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HUCKABY: Politics and food a natural combination

I have watched a lot of politics over the years and I have observed that you shouldn't trust a man who eats too high in the hog

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ROBINSON: Deluded by 'skewed' polls

WASHINGTON -- Conservative activist circles are abuzz with a new conspiracy theory: Polls showing President Obama with a growing lead over Mitt Romney are deliberately being skewed by the Liberal Mainstream Media so that Republicans will be disheartened and stay home on Election Day. This is denial and self-delusion.

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MCCULLOUGH: Is younger generation lost or abandoned?

I was checking Twitter trends the other day, and I came across one that just made me feel bad for the younger folks.

Professional golf eyes return to Sugarloaf

After losing its PGA Tour event three years ago, it looks like the TPC -- Sugarloaf is getting back to hosting professional golf.. The Duluth course, in collaboration with the Champions Tour and the Gwinnett Sports Commission, is expected to announce the arrival of a new Champions Tour event at

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GGC breaks in new turf field

The Georgia Gwinnett women's soccer team will open the Grizzlies' state-of-the-art synthetic turf soccer field today when it takes on Bob Jones University at 2 p.m. in Lawrenceville.. The field is just the first phase of GGC's $13.5M varsity athletics complex which will be completed in the

Crooks sought in 'distraction burglaries' targeting elderly

Police link 11 burglaries targeting the elderly, officials say.

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Netherworld's Wooley heads creative creeps

The makeup artist is currently on Sy-Fy's "Face Off" for his skills with prosthetics and airbrushing.

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Attorney lambasts bomb hoax charges at mall

Attorney lambasts charges against Stone Mountain man arrested for reportedly wearing a bizzare, electronics-laden outfit at Discover Mills Mall.

Lanier keeps big win in perspective

As athletics director, Billy Wells keeps up with more than just football these days.. The head Lanier football coach knew about the no-hitter in the Longhorns softball game Wednesday night minutes after the final out and he watches with interest teams around the region during all three high school

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Volunteer Buchanan adopts Dacula as labor of love

It's the final day of July and the first football game is nearly a month away. Players haven't practiced in pads yet, because even on the high school football schedule it's summer.

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Big stakes back in Brookwood-Parkview rivalry

Advance story on Brookwood-Parkview football game

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Similar South, Central meet in Gwinnett's oldest rivalry

Only jersey colors and hometowns distinguish these two teams. They both runs spread offenses, both have quarterbacks who threaten with their arms and legs and each has its own SEC-caliber linebacker.

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First place on the line in Norcross vs. Mill Creek game

Mill Creek hosts Norcross in a battle for first place in Region 7-AAAAAA.

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Volunteers the foundation for football programs

Parents from around the county volunteer at various schools even after their kids leave.

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PREVIEW: Archer at Dacula

A preview of Friday's Archer/Dacula football game

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PREVIEW: Wesleyan at Jefferson County

A breakdown of Friday night's Wesleyan-Jefferson County high school football game

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PREVIEW: Pinecrest Academy at Hebron Christian

A preview of Friday's Pinecrest Academy/Hebron Christian football game

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PREVIEW: Meadowcreek at Duluth

Duluth hosts Meadowcreek in a Region 7-AAAAAA game.

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Mill Creek band gets royal invite to London parade

A British dignitary flew across the Atlantic to deliver a message to the Mill Creek marching band: an invitation to perform at London's New Year's Day Parade.

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PREVIEW: Grayson at Shiloh

A preview of Friday's Shiloh-Grayson football game

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PREVIEW: Buford at Banks County

A preview of Friday's Buford-Banks County football game

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PREVIEW: Peachtree Ridge at Habersham Central

A preview of Friday's Peachtree Ridge-Habersham Central football game

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PREVIEW: Mountain View at Collins Hill

A preview of Friday's Mountain View-Collins Hill football game

Buford festival to raise money for Alzheimer's Assocation

Even will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3177 Gravel Springs Road

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NFL commissioner apologizes to fans for replacement games

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized to the fans who fretted through three weeks of replacement officials calling their favorite teams' games.

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Fans Choice Player of the Week: Mountain View's Marvin Elam

Senior rushed for 140 yards, two touchdowns in win over Habersham Central

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Former Buford athlete undergoes spinal surgery after wreck

Accident near Mall of Georgia brings paralysis worries for son of Buford girls basketball coach

Fire under investigation at vacant Norcross quadruplex

Fire under investigation at vacant Norcross quadruplex.

Dacula driver killed in collision with semi

Charges are pending in an early morning collision Thursday that killed a Dacula man whose vehicle became wedged beneath a tractor-traile.

Mill Creek's Griffin gets TD Club of Atlanta award

Club to honor Hawks' standout at Monday meeting in Atlanta

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Hertz offers $25K reward in Duluth murder case

Company puts up reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of Hertz employee Monique Marlowe.

Kenneth Mosley

Kenneth M. Mosley, age 83 of Loganville, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012. A memorial service will be held 3 PM, Saturday, September 29, 2012 in the Stateroom of Tim ...

Scott Dombrowsky

Scott Michael Dombrowsky, age 42 of Hoschton, died September 23, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Michael Freyberger

Michael Scott Freyberger, age 42 of Lawrenceville, died September 24, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Jennifer Bargen

Mrs. Jennifer Bargen, age 66, of Buford, GA, passed away on September 25, 2012. 

Frances "Betty" Alves

Frances Elizabeth “Betty” Alves, age 72, of Snellville, Georgia, September 25, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

James Brewer

Mr. James L. Brewer, age 81, of Athens, GA, who passed away Sept. 25, 2012.

Jui Ying Hsieh

Jui Ying Hing Hsieh, 76, of Doraville, Ga. died Monday, September 24, 2012. Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Blanca Reyes

Mrs. Blanca Maribel Reyes, age 48, of Gainesville passed away Monday, September 24, 2012. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.

Dan Hart

Dan James Hart, age 84, of Loganville, GA, passed away September 26, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Minnie Amato

Minnie G. (Silva) Amato, 101, of Lawrenceville, GA., formerly of Watertown, MA., passed away on 23 September 2012 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Michael ...

Homer Aaron, Jr.

Homer Clifton Aaron Jr., 72, of Carnesville, passed away Monday evening, September 24, 2012, at the Stephens County Hospital, Toccoa, GA. Born March 14, 1940, in Haleyville, Alabama, he was ...

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NFL reaches tentative agreement with refs

The NFL and the referees' union reached a tentative contract agreement at midnight Thursday, ending an impasse that began in June when the league locked out the officials and used replacements instead.