News for Saturday, September 29, 2012

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Fall, Halloween bring several events to Gwinnett

Each city has its own way of celebrating autumn. Check out a list of festivals to attend before the weather turns cold and frightful.

Spooky, educational event planned for Fort Yargo Halloween

Spooky and educational event planned for Halloween at Fort Yargo State Park.

GOOD NEWS: Annual GCPS event earns accolades

Gwinnett County Public Schools recently was honored for an annual event that recognizes the work of outstanding students in the county's technical education programs.

'Rocky Horror' invades New London Theatre

The sci-fi play comes to Snellville just in time for Halloween.

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Strickland — McEntee

Mr. and Mrs. Terrel Strickland of Newnan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Linsey Samantha Strickland of Temple, to David Patrick McEntee of Temple, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles "Bud" Stewart McEntee of Snellville.

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Kreiner — Kilgore

Charlene Kreiner of Suwanee and Charles "Ike" Kreiner of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Nichole Kreiner of Atlanta, to Daniel Kilgore of Atlanta, son of Annette Bowen and Michael D. Kilgore, both of Hoschton.

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Cirque du Soleil's 'Totem' to come to Atlanta

The big top show camps out in Atlantic Station Oct. 26 to Dec. 2.

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Pitman — Ratigan

Rockie and Nancy Pitman of Greenville, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashlee Kay Pitman of Charleston, S.C., to Patrick Edward Ratigan of Charleston, son of Edward and Martha Ratigan of Lilburn.

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'Beauty and the Beast' comes to the Fox

The classic tale of Belle and the Beast runs from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2.

JENKINS: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and the income tax nonsense

To those who maintain that Romney didn't pay his "fair share," I would like to say: Please explain to me what's so fair about someone paying more taxes than he or she legally owes. Would you want to be forced to pay more taxes than you owe? Would you think that's fair?

Lionheart Theatre presents 'Fiddler on the Roof'

The story about tradition and family values runs from Nov. 2 to 18.

Gwinnett Fall Arts Calendar

Gwinnett Fall Arts Calendar for 2012

Metro Fall Calendar

Metro Fall Calendar for 2012

By venue for fall 2012

By venue -- Sept. 30

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'Menopause the Musical' comes to Duluth

The musical about "the change" opens Oct. 4 at the Gwinnett Center.

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LARSON: Berkmar Middle Walks and Talks physical fitness

School uses incentives to promote exercise and being healthy.

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Police break up scuffle at BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta

Atlanta police officers broke up an altercation Saturday evening between two groups at the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, but no arrests were made.

Buford secures berth for state softball

Buford clinched a state softball berth with a pair of run-ruled wins in the Region 7-AAA tournament on Saturday.

Providence's McHugh soaks in trip back home with Mets

After many trips to Turner Field as a fan, Collin McHugh wanted to document his first visit as a player.

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Minor wins fifth straight decision for Braves

Mike Minor pitched 6 1/3 sharp innings to win his fifth straight decision, Martin Prado and Jason Heyward each had an RBI and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 2-0 on Saturday night.. Chipper Jones, who played his next-to-last regular-season game at Turner Field

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Georgia holds on to win shootout with Tennessee

Georgia came out on fire early Saturday night, but miscues on defense and special teams continually kept Tennessee in the game. However, when crunch time came for the defense, it stepped up with three crucial takeaways.

North's James helps Vols hold Georgia sackless

Tennessee's Tyler Bray managed to stay upright for most of the game Saturday. The junior quarterback wasn't sacked and wasn't severely pressured until the fourth quarter in Georgia's 51-44 win Saturday.

Heinicke leads Old Dominion past Richmond

Collins Hill grad threw two touchdowns and rushed for another in win

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PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Carson puts on a show for Auburn coaches

Prep football notes from games of Friday, Sept. 28

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Buford's Getz leads Air Force attack again

Cody Getz had 222 of Air Force's 459 yards rushing to lead the Falcons to a 42-21 win over in-state rival Colorado State on Saturday

Deadline to register to vote is Oct. 9 for general election

Deadline to register to vote in Nov. election is Tuesday, Oct. 9

GAB: North Gwinnett Cooperative plans ribbon cutting

A faith-based, non-profit organization that provides food, clothing, lights, heat, water and prescription medication assistance to senior citizens and those with low income levels has scheduled its ribbon cutting ceremony for Tuesday.

Grizzlies score big soccer wins

The Georgia Gwinnett women's soccer team opened up the Grizzlies' new synthetic turf soccer field with an impressive 7-1 win over Bob Jones University on Saturday in Lawrenceville.

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U.S. Poet Laureate to speak as 2012 Gwinnett Reads author

Natasha Trethewey will visit the Georgia Gwinnett College Student Center on Oct. 7.

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Poulter keeps Europeans in the hunt at Ryder Cup

Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley helped stake the Americans to their biggest lead in the Ryder Cup in more than 30 years. Ian Poulter, eyes bulging and fists shaking with every clutch putt, at least gave Europe some big momentum over the final frantic hour Saturday.

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North still in thick of region race

North Gwinnett is 3-1 after its bye week and going into the second half of the season.

Death penalty trial on deck in Gwinnett

First Gwinnett death penalty trail in several years set to begin next week.

North cross country teams shine at county

DULUTH -- Both of North Gwinnett's cross country teams posted top-10 finishes at last weekend's Gwinnett County Championships, held at the River Green Complex in Duluth.. Courtney Czerniak, a Daily Post Super Six selection, was among the top runners at the meet with a sixth-place finish. She completed

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What's for lunch?

GCPS lunch menus for the week of Oct. 1 to 5

TECH NOTES: Fan incident gives Tech a scare again

As if a disheartening loss for the second straight week wasn't enough to cast a shadow on the atmosphere at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, there was a fan incident and injury for the second straight week

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Cross country team gives to Operation One Voice

A charity founded by a Duluth police officer got a big boost recently thanks to the efforts of a high school in North Carolina.

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Lilburn hires public relations manager

Nikki Young hired to "increase the visibility and credibility of the city government"

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Middle Tennessee State gives Tech the blues with 49-28 upset

Disappointing might have been an appropriate word to describe how Georgia Tech let a fourth-quarter lead slip away in an overtime loss to Miami a week ago.

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GAC's Puzas steps up with program to get cleats to kids in Nicaragua

Spartans soccer standout eager to give back with new charity

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One year later: Commuters still split over toll lanes

As the one-year anniversary of Gwinnett County's Interstate 85 HOT lanes nears, state officials are neither taking a victory lap nor throwing up a caution flag.

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Duluth Fall Festival: Three decades strong

Duluth looks back on 30 years of its successful Fall Festival.

Co-op to hold ribbon cutting at new facility

The North Gwinnett Co-Op will have a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new facility on Tuesday.

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Suwanee's Gasoline Brothers to play in Duluth

The Gasoline Brothers, a Suwanee 'cow punk' band, will put on a benefit concert for the Wounded Warrior project at the Red Clay Theater in Duluth.

Amigos for Christ to put on music festival

Amigos for Christ, a non-profit that hopes to raise money and awareness for clean water in Nicaragua, will have a music festival in Suwanee on Oct. 6.

Suwanee to launch CodeRED alert service

The city was expected to launch an emergency alert service called CodeRED.

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North's Black perseveres despite arthritis

North Gwinnett senior Katie Black is in the last few games of her softball career despite dealing with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since she was 4.

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Mom's advice helps Roberts teacher find career path

Peggy Vanover was recently named Teacher of the Year at Roberts Elementary.

Suwanee Council casts rare non-unanimous vote in rezoning request

At Tuesday's City Council meeting, a rezoning request for a self-storage facility was tabled for two weeks. It was the first time the Council didn't unanimously pass an item on the agenda in more than a year.

Citizens Police Academy to begin Tuesday

The Suwanee Police Department will begin the latest edition of its popular Citizen Police Academy on Tuesday.

Briefs: North pink out football game this week

North Gwinnett will have its annual pink out football game this week.

Suwanee police incidents

Recent police incidents in Suwanee.

Farmers market set to close for season

The Suwanee Farmers Market will be open for the final time this season on Saturday.

North French students to study in France

Two North Gwinnett High students won a contest that will send them to France to study this summer.

Gwinnett road closures, Sept. 30 through Oct. 6

Gwinnett County road closures, Sept. 30 through Oct. 6

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Hamlin on pole at Dover

DOVER, Del. -- Could it really be true love between Denny Hamlin and Dover?. So far, it's at least a crush.. His performance today will really determine the fate of this relationship.. Trying his best to adjust his approach toward his least favorite track, Hamlin's reignited courtship produced fantastic results

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MORGAN/JONES: Why you should vote 'yes' on charter school amendment

Vote yes on charter schools. Between now and November, hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising will be spent telling us all the differences between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.. They will disagree on nearly every issue, but one area where they have found common ground

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MURPHY: Why you should vote 'no' on charter school amendment

Why you should vote no. I am a successful metro Atlanta business entrepreneur. My political preferences are irrelevant because Amendment 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot is opposed by people in all parties.. As a businessman and a parent, I oppose Amendment 1 -- the school issue -- because despite

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CEPEDA: Ignoring our homegrown talent

Homegrown Hispanics get ignored. A few years ago, I noticed that Latin American artists get a lot of play in the states compared to U.S.-born Hispanic ones.. For instance, in 2010, Mario Vargas Llosa of Peru won the Nobel Prize in literature and it seemed as though no one

Suwanee woman killed, Duluth woman charged in Atlanta crash

A Gwinnett woman was killed and another charged in an early morning crash Saturday in Midtown Atlanta.

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Martha McGee

Martha Mable McGee (nee White) was born January 27, 1925 in Atlanta, Georgia, and passed away peacefully on September 27, 2012 after an extended illness. She was preceded in death ...

Ruben Orduna

Mr. Ruben Eduardo Orduna, age 75, of Sugar Hill passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.

Althea Griffiths

Mrs. Althea Chavez Griffiths, age 62, of Auburn, GA passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012. She is survived by her husband of forty-five years, Robert L. Griffiths, Auburn, GA ...

Marie Holloway

Marie Holloway, age 86, of Snellville, GA, passed away on September 28, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-979-5010.

John Sealer

John Philip Sealer, age 70 of Duluth, died September 26, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

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Dorothy "Dot" Hochgertle

Mrs. Dorothy Allene Hochgertle - ‘Dot’ – of Lawrenceville, GA passed away peacefully at Hospice with family by her side, on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Family and friends often ...

John Pounds

John M. Pounds, age 62, of Snellville, GA, passed away on September 27, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-979-5010.

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Grayson rushes past Shiloh 45-27

With eight different players rushing for a combined 314 yards in the first half, Grayson raced out to a 38-0 halftime lead and defeated Shiloh 45-27 on Friday night in a Region 8-AAAAAA game.

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Archer hangs on to beat Dacula

The Tigers held off Dacula 17-14 on Friday night.

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Jefferson County blanks Wesleyan 33-0

Wesleyan hit the road Friday and got blown out by Jefferson County by a final of 33-0.

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Comets defense, big plays silence Central

By the time Central Gwinnett's offense got going, it was too late.

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Autry guides Norcross to win over Mill Creek

The Blue Devils got three touchdowns from Myles Autry as Norcross held off a late Hawks rally to win 49-41.

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Parkview, Carson run down Brookwood 21-14

Ultimately, the 31st edition of the "Battle of Five Forks" came down to Parkview's running game, and Brookwood's inability to stop it enough.

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Monroe Area hands Lanier first region loss 33-20

After celebrating its first Region 8-AAAA win last week against Madison County, Lanier found itself on the other side of the score Friday night.

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Duluth celebrates homecoming with 52-6 win over Meadowcreek

After a tough game last week, the Duluth offense got back on track in a big way by picking up its first region win on the season, defeating Meadowcreek 52-6 on homecoming Friday night.

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Peachtree Ridge tops Habersham Central on Davis' big night

Following a sluggish first half, Peachtree Ridge (2-3) took control of the game in the second half Friday and defeated Habersham Central (0-4) 30 7.

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Hebron drops first-ever region matchup to Pinecrest

Hebron Christian hosted Pinecrest Academy in their first ever region contest with high hopes for a fast start in Region 8-A.