News for Friday, September 7, 2012


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Wild finish in Dacula as Collins Hill wins on Blanchard's FG

DACULA -- It looked like a Dacula comeback for the ages. Until Mitchell Blanchard unexpectedly got a shot at redemption.. The Collins Hill kicker booted a 50-yard field goal with no time on the clock Friday night as the Eagles escaped with a crazy, 24-22 victory over the host

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GWINNETT GRADS: Collins Hill's Heinicke opens season with a big day

A look at Gwinnett products who are excelling on the college level


Where to catch Gwinnett products in Saturday's college football TV games

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Curry-Dooley rivalry heads into new generation

Georgia State coach Bill Curry still remembers his reaction when he learned Derek Dooley was entering the coaching business.

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No. 7 Georgia is SEC debut game for eager Missouri

The conference affiliation is brand new and the tailgaters no doubt will show up much earlier. A new era has dawned at Missouri, which makes its Southeastern Conference debut tonight against No. 7 Georgia, and there's no denying the excitement.

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Looking to bounce back, Tech gets Blue Hose

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is expecting "a bounce-back game" when the Yellow Jackets play Presbyterian in their home opener tonight. The Yellow Jackets (0-1) had only five days to regroup after Monday night's 20-17 overtime loss at No. 15 Virginia Tech.

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Event raises $150K for families of fallen, wounded vets

Golfers gathered Friday morning at Legacy Golf Course to raise funds for the families of fallen and wounded troops.

Cumming man tied to Duluth drug store stick-up

Cumming man tied to Duluth drug store stick-up, police say.

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YARBROUGH: Skeeter Skates weighs in on Middle East

'Skeeter' talks about the Middle East

LETTERS: Bailout of GM was not needed

Obama didn't save General Motors. Obama didn't save General Motors. I am quite weary of hearing how President Obama saved GM. The cold hard fact is that what Obama did was to keep GM from declaring bankruptcy as it wanted and needed to do.. Bankruptcy would not have caused GM

LETTERS: Letter writer wrong on Romney

Letter writer wrong on Romney. Torin Togut recently wrote a letter saying Romney is what he is, which isn't a good thing. I'm trying to wrap my mind around that statement and I've concluded that Mr. Togut feels that a man who had an affair in the Oval Office with

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Mill Creek student making a difference through service

Charles Orgbon is doing his part to make the world a better, and greener, place to live.

Volunteer sign-up begins for Great Days

Volunteers can sign up at www.GwinnettGreatDaysOfService.Org to participate in one of 300 service projects in October.

GAB: Vendors needed for community craft sale

The Gwinnett Braves have announced two off-season events set to take place at Coolray Field on Oct. 6, including a public safety festival and community craft and neighborhood yard sale.

Busy September on tap for GPAC

Action-packed autumn on tap for Auburn art cottage, officials say.

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Gibson — Wisehart

Tim and Tammy Gibson of Monroe announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Nicole Gibson of Monroe, to Donald Gene Wisehart, son of Mickey and Julie Wisehart, all of Hahira.

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Cantrell — McBryar

Trudi Cantrell of Cornelia and Keith Cantrell of Oakwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristi Lee Cantrell of Atlanta, to Jonathan Trent McBryar of Atlanta, son of Cindy and Jeff McIver of Dacula and Gary McBryar of Loganville.

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50th Anniversary — Waters

Julian and Loretta Waters of Winder recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

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Hicks — Lawrence

Carolyn Hicks of Huntsville, Ala., announces the engagement of her daughter, Karen Alisa Hicks of Nashville, Tenn., to Christian Michael Lawrence of Nashville, son of Robert and Diane Lawrence of Buford.

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JENKINS: Good discipline means arbitrary rules and emotional pain

One excellent strategy for maintaining discipline in your home is to make completely arbitrary, totally ridiculous rules. You remember these -- your parents used to make them all the time. And it worked for them, didn't it? That's because nothing says "control" like power exercised for its own sake.

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Simpson Elemetary gets national honor

One of Gwinnett County's own was honored among seven schools in the state as being designated a Blue Ribbon School.

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LARSON: Telling the truth about the truth

When I think back on what a bunch of 9-year-olds could do with a Brownie camera, a manual typewriter, and an eight-pack of Crayolas, and then look at the political campaigns we see employing all the technology we have available today, I honestly hope all the voters in this upcoming election are at least as smart as my fourth-graders.

GOOD NEWS: Social studies department welcomes Pulitzer nominee

The Gwinnett County Public Schools social studies departent invited staff, students and community members to a presention last week that featured a Pulitzer Prize nominee.

DA's office to host cyber safety seminar

Free training opportunity to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4

Suwanee to open substation at Monday ceremony

Suwanee will unveil its new police substation at a ceremony on Monday.

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RICH: The art of grooming and the artless way of pointing it out

I have decided that it isn't grooming that I or any typical Southern woman have, it is more appropriately termed as "polish."

Duluth looking for roundabout art

The city of Duluth is looking for an artist to design a piece of art for its roundabout at the intersections of West Lawrenceville St., and Mclure Bridge and Irvindale roads.

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MCLEOD: Two secrets to better perceptions

Instead of a critique, it's a helpful to offer suggestion. I'm hardly perfect, but after hundreds of times doing it wrong, I've learned that how much the positioning and the order matter.

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Arson charges in fire at Norcross public park

Norcross man charged with arson in incident at public park.

Cops: Man tried to kidnap boy at Lilburn thrift store

Suspect described as white male approximately 40 years old, with a "large belly," brown hair and a brown beard

Eastwood talks about convention chat with chair

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clint Eastwood said the idea to use an empty seat as a prop at the Republican National Convention was a spur-of-the-moment decision when someone backstage asked him if he wanted to sit down.. In his first interview since he attended the convention to

Weak job growth makes bold Fed action more likely

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs in August, a tepid figure that points to the economy's persistent weakness and slowing prospects for the unemployed.. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July. But that was only because more people gave up looking for jobs

Obama to observe 9/11 anniversary in Washington

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) -- President Barack Obama will mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a series of commemorations in and near Washington.. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will gather Tuesday morning on the White House lawn for a moment of silence

DA asks for investigator to look into corruption

District attorney seeks more staff to investigate corruption and work in accountability courts.

Gwinnett police look to hire 30 at job fair

Gwinnett County Police Department hosting job fair Saturday.

Thomas Capps

Thomas H. Capps, 83 died Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Gwinnett Medical Center, in Lawrenceville, GA. He was surrounded by his family who loved and cherished him deeply. Thomas was ...

Richard "Skip" McLaulin, Jr.

Mr. Richard M. “Skip” McLaulin, Jr. age 74, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard “ ...

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Gail Cloutier

Gail Ann Cloutier, age 60 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away September 5, 2012, after a courageous battle against breast cancer. She is survived by her husband, Greg; son, Matt of ...

T. C. "Tonnie" Satterfield

Mr. T. C. “Tonnie” Satterfield, age 83, of Lithonia, GA formerly of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife ...