News for Tuesday, September 4, 2012


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He's her man: First lady says 'we can trust' Obama

First lady Michelle Obama lovingly praised her husband Tuesday night in a prime-time Democratic Convention speech. (VIDEO INSIDE)

'Catwoman' Maya Moore leads Lynx to win

Collins Hill grad matches career high in steals

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Azarenka edges '11 Open champ Stosur

NEW YORK -- So, Victoria Azarenka, what went through your mind as your high-tension, high-quality U.S. Open quarterfinal victory over defending champion Sam Stosur stretched into a third-set tiebreaker?. "You don't want to know what I kept telling myself," Azarenka deadpanned Tuesday. "I would have to

PREP ROUNDUP: Collins Hill shuts out West Forsyth 5-0

Recap of Tuesday's pre action

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Gonzalez, Pacheco homer, Rockies beat Braves 6-0

ATLANTA -- Carlos Gonzalez hit his second home run since July 23 to give Colorado the lead, Jordan Pacheco also homered and drove in two runs, and the Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 on Tuesday night.. Four pitchers combined on a nine-hit shutout. Carlos Torres (4-1), who took

Peachtree Corners appoints planning, zoning boards

PEACHTREE CORNERS -- As Tuesday's City Council meeting was adjourned, Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason felt a weight lifted off his shoulders.. After months of planning, interviews and meetings, Mason was happy to see the first planning commission and zoning board of appeals members be nominated and confirmed.. "When we

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Planning commission recommends denial on Coolray projects

The Gwinnett planning commission voted Tuesday to recommend denial of zoning amendments to two proposed developments near Coolray Field.

Metal recycling facility approved despite concerns

Commissioners approve a special use permit to allow a recycled materials processing facility outside Norcross.


A look at who's up for the Gwinnett County high school football honor this week

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FOOTBALL NOTES: Central shows improvements in opener

Parkview, Norcross have short prep time this week with Thursday game

PREP FOOTBALL: Offensive Honor Roll

Top offensive performances from last week's high school football games

PREP FOOTBALL: Defensive Honor Roll

Top defensive performances from last week's high school football games

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Archer's Ernest Alexander

Running back stood out in opening win over Mountain View

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Senior played well in win over Mustangs

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Mill Creek's Wylie enjoys breakout season

Feature on Mill Creek volleyball player Emily Wylie

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CLINE: Time to go by the (football) schedule

With football season here, there's little time to do anything else. That is, if you're a true fan.

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THOMAS: Privileges and responsibilities

My first political convention was in 1964 when Democrats convened in Atlantic City to nominate Lyndon Johnson for a full term as president. I was a young copyboy at the NBC News network bureau in Washington. We arrived from Washington aboard a chartered DC-3 plane that also carried the

LETTERS: No reason speaking English can't be official

No reason speaking English can't be official. I certainly agree with Ester Cepeda's viewpoint that non-English speaking immigrants generally learn English as quickly as they can because they correctly realize that speaking English is the gateway to success ("Not everyone speaking same language on English push," Sept. 2

Norcross leaders table decision on digital reader board

NORCROSS -- City Councilmen Tuesday voted to table the final decision on the purchase of a digital reader board, with a proposed location at the railroad tracks in the heart of downtown Norcross. Currently, the city's information board is near the same location downtown, and the messages are changed manually

Sugar Hill talks Hwy. 20 widening

SUGAR HILL -- Georgia Department of Transportation's planned widening of Ga. Highway 20 in Sugar Hill is largely welcomed, but as its city council found at its monthly work session Monday night, life might be cumbersome meanwhile.. Unique Refinishers, a bathtub and ceramic tile reglazing company, was first to request

Prep Rally to spotlight season openers

TV show is hosted by Daily Post editor, sports editor

Mathieu enrolls at LSU, Miles' focus elsewhere

Tyrann Mathieu has opened a new chapter at LSU. Whether the 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist known as the Honey Badger ever plays football for the Tigers again remains to be seen.

Parkview's Marshall commits to Appalachian State

Senior missed 2011-12 season with a knee injury

Lions' Chong shines in Coastal Plain League

Presbyterian junior played this summer with the Forest City Owls

Local XTerra trail running schedule announced

Race schedule kicks off Sept. 22 at Harbins Park

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Nkemdiche part of young Mississippi defense

Unit eager to put nightmarish 2011 season behind it

Kenseth makes move to Joe Gibbs Racing official

Kenseth will no longer drive for Roush Fenway Racing

Georgia heading to Missouri on a 'business trip'

ATHENS -- Tavarres King will be snapping a few pictures when he trots onto Faurot Field.. He always does before he plays in a stadium for the first time.. "I love going to new places," the Georgia receiver said Tuesday. "I love looking at new things.". This is

Pease apologizes for 'potty mouth' in opener

Offensive coordinator Brent Pease found himself apologizing after Florida's season opener. Pease apologized to his mother for getting caught on camera mouthing several obscenities during Florida's 27-14 victory over Bowling Green.

Hebron's Murphy, Peachtree Ridge's Brickell take running honors

Hebron's Stephanie Murphy and Peachtree Ridge's Josh Brickell were named cross country runners of the week.

NFL champion Giants begin season vs. Cowboys

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A good start is what is on the line this time when the New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL season opener.. The stakes were much greater the last time the NFC East foes faced off to close the last regular season. New

Residents to review budget presentations

Budget hearings begin Wednesday for Gwinnett's government.

Eastside to host community health screenings

Screenings to be held from 8 to 10 .m. on Thursday, Sept. 20

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Officials urge caution with West Nile cases on the rise

As of last week, 21 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in georgia; none in Gwinnett

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Red-light cameras improve safety at intersection, chief says

Gwinnett commissioners approved another year of using red-light cameras to enforce traffic violations, a program that began in 2005.

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Portion of historic home moved to museum

Kitchen section of the historic Chesser-Williams House moved to the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.

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Tips sought to catch Snellville gas station burglar

Snellville police seek public tips in efforts to catch gas-station burglar.

No charges in weekend fire that displaced 14 residents

No charges are expected in a Lawrenceville apartment complex fire that was caused by a cigarette and displaced 14 people.

Gwinnett police HQ revamp finished

Revamp of Gwinnett County Police Department headquarters is finished, officials report.

Gladiators schedule preseason game at IceForum

DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Gladiators open their 10th anniversary season at home on Oct. 19, but fans can get a sneak peek at this year's team two weeks early.

Top 10 most popular stories for Aug. 27-Sep. 2

The 10 most popular stories on the Gwinnett Daily Post website during the week of Aug. 27-Sep. 2.

Ga. woman, juvenile charged in death of man

A Talahi Island woman and a juvenile have been arrested after the woman's husband was found dead in the garage.

MARTA trying to fix glitches

Officials with Atlanta's public transit system are working to fix several problems, including glitches in the system used to sell the passes needed to ride.

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Police shoot man in disturbance outside Atlanta

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting of a man by police officers in Clayton County, just south of Atlanta.

10 motorists die in crashes over Labor Day period

Authorities say 10 people died in traffic crashes across Georgia during the 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period.

Doraville man, 25, drowns in Lake Lanier

Authorities are investigating the drowning death of a man who tried to swim to an island in Lake Lanier.

Charles Black, Sr.

Mr. Black was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 23, 1938. He was preceded in death by his father, Terrence Ferry and his mother, Velma Clifford Brown. Mr. Black was ...

Bruce Parramore

Mr. Bruce Parramore, 53 of Flowery Branch, died Saturday, September 1, 2012 at his Residence following a sudden illness. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 ...

Cecil Foster

Cecil Foster, age 83, of Loganville, GA, passed away September 2, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

'Rolling Awareness' for childhood cancer

In the case of Debbi Ware's ride, some pretty unique detailing honoring more than 300 children is helping spread the word about childhood cancer.