News for Saturday, September 8, 2012

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Tech rolls past Presbyterian 59-3

ATLANTA -- It's hard to imagine finding fault in a game in which a football team records the second-most yards in its recorded history and wins by 56 points.. And to be sure, Georgia Tech's 59-3 win over Presbyterian College before an announced crowd of 41,678 Saturday night wasn't

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Suwanee Day: 'Like a one-day county fair'

Preparations have been underway for a year for the 29th annual Suwanee Day festival, where about 50,000 people come for arts, crafts and food vendors.

GGC men, women score soccer victories

For the first time since opening day, the Georgia Gwinnett College soccer teams both won on the same day Saturday.. The women hosted Huntingdon and used a 40-shot performance to get a 2-0 win.. After taking a 14-2 advantage in shots in the first half, GGC piled up 26

PREP ROUNDUP: Buford volleyball wins three matches in Athens

A look at Saturday's Gwinnett prep action.

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Medlen, McCann and Braves storm past Mets

NEW YORK -- Every time Kris Medlen takes the mound, the Atlanta Braves apparently become unbeatable.. Medlen extended Atlanta's scoreless streak to 31 innings for its best string in more than 20 years, slumping Brian McCann drove in four runs with four hits and the Braves routed the New York

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Residents complain about noise from nearby church

The International House of Prayer opened its doors in Lawrenceville in 2004. Since February 2006, the church has had its "prayer room" open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Crowds brave damp day at Yellow Daisy Festival

Thousands upon thousands descended upon Stone Mountain Park over the weekend during the 44th annual Yellow Daisy Festival.

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Oversight weak on expense system for lawmakers

Georgia lawmakers face little scrutiny and few standards when they claim upward of $1 million annually in expense pay under a system that relies heavily on their honesty.

Gwinnett road closures, Sept. 9 through 15

Gwinnett County road closures, Sept. 9 through 15

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Fair on the Square draws hundreds

Hundreds arrived Saturday for the fourth annual Fair on the Square festival in downtown Lawrenceville.

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HALL: It's really not gray at all

When did gray become so popular? It's perhaps the dullest color of the overall pallet but it seems to be the color du jour.

PARKER: Introducing President MSNBC

Introducing President MSNBC. CHARLOTTE, N.C.. They came, they were adored, they conquered.. No, not the president, his family or the numerous actors and political heirs who spoke glowingly of Barack Obama during the Democratic National Convention.. I'm talking about the media -- and especially MSNBC, whose presence and influence in

O'REILLY: Direction of country at stake

Country's direction at stake. According to a new poll by The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C., 54 percent of likely voters believe President Obama does not deserve another term based on his economic record. With rising gas prices once again punishing working Americans and with fear in the air over

CEPEDA: Wrong message to youthful voters

President sends wrong message to young voters. Tone deafness is a bipartisan ailment. It seems to strike when least expected, with painful consequences.. Take Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, who's recently had a few verbal fumbles. She turned off some Hispanics gathered at the Republican National Convention's Latino

Ga. Supreme Court to hear appeal of ecstasy ring suspects

Defense: Wire tap ordered by Gwinnett judge unfair because "listening post" was in Fulton County

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Sept. 11 tributes planned around county

There are several upcoming events planned as tributes to Sept. 11, 2001.

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Local DOT employee promoted

A Braselton man has been promoted to assistant engineer for construction in Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Ann Romney, Deal scheduled for Gwinnett events

Ann Romney to attend local fundraiser; Gov. Deal to participate in Republican rally.

MINOR LEAGUE NOTES: Sims flashes potential

The Atlanta Braves made sure that first-round draft pick Lucas Sims wasn't overused in his first professional season. But the Brookwood graduate showed just how good he could be the two times he worked five innings.. Sims didn't allow a run in either August outing for Danville of the

Falcons' primed for wounded Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzalez and the rest of the high-powered Atlanta Falcons offense surely must be salivating when they imagine visiting Kansas City today.. Has nothing to do with the barbecue, either.. The Chiefs could be stumbling into the the season opener against one of

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Hartley a cornerstone for GGC's first soccer team

Goalkeeper, an NAIA All-American last year, played from ages 9 to 19 for Manchester City

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTES: Buford loss rare, but Simpson says Wolves will be OK

High school football notebook form the games of Friday, Sept. 8

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NGFA Team of the Week

The North Gwinnett Football Association team of the week.

Suwanee Day: Grand marshals, Smithereens to entertain

This year's Suwanee Day has two well-known grand marshalls and a popular band that had hits in the 1980s.

FARNER: Suwanee Day a showcase event for city

For Suwanee, its annual arts and crafts festival is a showcase event for a city known or its events.

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City to open substation at ceremony

The city of Suwanee will unveil its new police substation and training facility at a ceremony on Monday.

Teacher's haircut inspires Relay for Life donations

Sycamore Elementary has organized several events to benefit Relay for Life, including a teacher and two students who cut their hair to donate.

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Officials: No changes warranted at Suwanee intersection

Suwanee and Gwinnett County officials have looked at the intersection of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and McGinnis Ferry Road after a resident's complaint about safety.

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City to formally submit historic application

Suwanee is preparing to submit a formal application to obtain a national historic register for a section of Old Town.

North Middle to have parent visitation day

North Gwinnett Middle will have its first parent night on Thursday.

School lunch menus for the week of Sept. 10

Gwinnett school lunch menus for the week of Sept. 10.

Sports schedule

This week's schedule for North Gwinnett athletics.

Suwanee News Briefs

The North Gwinnett High School class of 2002 will have its 10-year anniversary on Sept. 15.

Weekly Suwanee police incidents

Weekly police incidents around Suwanee.

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Longtime coach brings stability to North softball program

Feature on North Gwinnett softball coach Randy Black

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North's Saint-Amour making his mark at Georgia Southern

Center has bulked up 30 pounds from his high school playing weight

PREP ROUNDUP: Spartans win two softball games in Columbus

Recap of Friday's high school sports events

Willie George

Mrs. Willie M. George, age 83, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away September 6, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

Kevin Young

Mr. Kevin Young, age 44, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, September 3, 2012. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel ...

Michael Brylinski

Michael Brylinski, age 41, of Lawrenceville passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012.

Johnny Meeler

Johnny Ray Meeler, age 50, of Statham passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

Coni Solomon

Coni Gail Halligan Solomon, 62, of Athens, GA passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2012. A native of Glynn County, Georgia, Mrs. Solomon was the daughter of James Halligan of Athens ...

Timothy "Tim" Deyton

Mr. Timothy “Tim” Deyton, age 48, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 4121 ...

Carmen Velazquez

Ms. Carmen L. Velazquez, age 70, of Alpharetta passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Piedmont Hospital. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.

Mark Loggins

Mr. Mark Loggins, age 39, of Oakwood, GA passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Willis Loggins. He is survived by his mother ...

Mary Fay Moore

Mary Fay Moore, age 77 of Dacula, GA, and a long time resident of Lilburn, GA passed away September 6, 2012. She was preceded in death by her loving husband ...

Kevin Childers

Kevin Wayne Childers, age 45, of Winder passed away Monday, September 3, 2012

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Archer picks up big road win at East Coweta

Following a blowout win in its season opener, Archer faced a stiff road test in East Coweta Friday night. The Tigers defense was stout and held the fort for a second half offensive surge as Archer bounced East Coweta 27-6 in Sharpsburg.

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Berkmar tops Meadowcreek for first victory

Berkmar rebounded in a big way from a tough loss last week to pick up its first win of the season beating Meadowcreek 56-6 Friday night.

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Longhorns claim historic win

Playing its first full varsity season, Lanier traveled to Oconee County Friday night seeking their first win of the year. It was a historic trip. The Longhorns (1-1) rode the hot arm and slippery legs of quarterback Taylor Grant to prevail 17-14 in a see-saw affair over Oconee County.

Harvick wins Nationwide race at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. -- Kevin Harvick took the lead by dodging a caution caused by race leader Kurt Busch, then pulled away on a restart with 17 laps to go and won the Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway.. The victory snapped a 30-race winless streak in the series

Braves pitch 3rd straight shutout, beat Mets

NEW YORK -- Paul Maholm and the Braves bullpen combined to give Atlanta three straight shutouts for the first time in exactly a decade, and the NL wild-card leaders beat the New York Mets 3-0 Friday night.. Coming off two 1-0 wins over Colorado, the Braves' staff stretched its

Jamaica beats US 2-1 in World Cup qualifier

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Rodolph Austin and Luton Shelton scored on free kicks as Jamaica rallied to beat the United States 2-1 Friday night in a World Cup qualifier, giving the Reggae Boyz their first win over the Americans.. Clint Dempsey, playing his first competitive match in three months, put the

McWilliams-Franklin, Moore help Lynx outlast Dream

MINNEAPOLIS -- Taj McWilliams-Franklin made a 15-footer and a pair of key defensive plays in the final minute of the second overtime Friday night as the Minnesota Lynx rallied from a 25-point deficit and defeated the Atlanta Dream 97-93 in a rematch of last year's WNBA Finals

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Generals improve to 2-0 with win over Redan

A stifling second-half defensive effort and two long pass plays from Shiloh quarterback Devante James to Cameron Stewart propelled the Generals to their second straight win, a 16-7 victory over Redan Friday in the Generals' home opener.

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Anderson leads Wesleyan past Class AAAAA Salem

Wesleyan couldn't hold a second-half lead in its opener. This time it built on one. "I think we grew up a lot," Wolves coach Franklin Pridgen said.

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Mountain View defense stout in 14-3 win

A week after its disappointing loss to Archer, Mountain View rebounded with a defensive effort that allowed a total of 129 yards en route to a 14-3 win over Pebblebrook.

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Late stop lifts Central in offensive slugfest

In a game that featured 87 points and 970 yards of total offense, it came down to a defensive stop to decide it. Battling back and forth all night long, Central Gwinnett's defense finally came to the rescue to stop a last-ditch drive by Clarke Central as the Black Knights pulled out a 45-42 win over the Gladiators.

Hebron blanked in season opener

Hebron Christian's season opener began with a lot of questions as the Lions returned only a handful of players from last year's team. Youth and inexperience consistently gave the visiting Lakeview Academy Lions (2-0) great field position as Hebron (0-1) fell in its opener 42-0 Friday night.

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Scales runs big in GAC's 31-21 win over Apalachee

Kyle Scales rushed for four touchdowns and 251 yards on 29 carries Friday in Greater Atlanta Christian's 31-21 win at Apalachee.. Scales, a senior running back, was consistent throughout the game with big runs when the Spartans (3-0) needed them. He busted off a 63-yard TD run

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South battles through penalties for win over Duluth

DULUTH -- Plenty of things felt similar to South Gwinnett's first game Friday night. Except for how the Comets responded. Against Norcross, South Gwinnett committed 17 penalties, stalling drives and going the wrong direction. Against Duluth, the Comets had 15 penalties, but overcame many of them with big plays.

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Brookwood's Cole, Brown lead victory over Hawks

SNELLVILLE -- Brookwood's Jamaal Cole hurt his knee in Friday's game against Mill Creek, but you never would have noticed with his performance.. The Bronco senior rushed for three touchdowns, including the game-clincher in the final minute as host Brookwood defeated Mill Creek 31-21.. "He's a tough kid,"

Buford's 43-game home winning streak stopped by Gainesville

For a while, it looked like Buford might pull off an escape act that Harry Houdini would've been proud of in its game with Gainesville on Friday. But in the end, the Wolves couldn't lock up Deshaun Watson.