News for Saturday, August 31, 2013


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PREP ROUNDUP: Mill Creek sweeps in Savannah

A look at Saturday’s Gwinnett prep action

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Prep Football Notes: Peachtree Ridge provides happy homecoming for Heyward

Peachtree Ridge honors Cameron Heyward, and other notes from Friday’s prep football games

GGC women roll to 3-0

GGC women vs. Virginia Intermont

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Tide wash away Hokies

Alabama vs. Virginia Tech

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GGC men drop home match to Embry-Riddle

GGC men vs. Embry Riddle

G-Braves hold on at Charlotte

Gwinnett Braves vs. Charlotte Knights

OUR VIEW: Continue keeping Lake Lanier safe

Entering the weekend, boating incidents on the lake were considerably lower than in years past. The Department of Natural Resources credits that in part to the heavy rains we’ve experienced this summer, which have curtailed some lake activity. But DNR officials also credit the constant reminders that have gone out about the state’s BUI laws.

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KRAUTHAMMER: Shamed into war?

Having leaked to the world, and thus to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a detailed briefing of the coming U.S. air attack on Syria — (1) the source (offshore warships and perhaps a bomber or two), (2) the weapon (cruise missiles), (3) the duration (two or three days), (4) the purpose (punishment, not “regime change”) — perhaps we should be publishing the exact time the bombs will fall, lest we disrupt dinner in Damascus.

McDaniel Farm to host Grandparents Day

Families can tour the farm and explore other tools in celebration of grandparents.

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GMC nurse celebrates 50 years of service

A nurse at Gwinnett Medical Center recently celebrated 50 years of service at the hospital system after she began her career on advice from her aunt. Throughout her career, she’s watched the growth of the healthcare industry and the county.

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Class action suit challenging 'restraint chair' use at jail

Federal suit filed in July calls the use of restraint chairs against Gwinnett County inmates “unnecessary and excessive”

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Report explores link between toll lanes and income

Southern Environmental Law Center issues the first report analyzing the drivers who use the Interstate 85 high-occupancy toll lanes.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Earlier campaign launched in Dacula

With a state House leader resigning to focus on her congressional campaign, Chuck Efstration announces he will be on the special election ballot.

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City of Snellville breaks ground on new veterans memorial

Beside a mock-up of the future structure, complete with a flame that burned for several minutes, the team responsible for bringing the Snellville Veterans Memorial to the town green broke ground on the project Saturday.

Budget hearings to begin

Officials will begin a public process to devise the 2014 government spending plan for Gwinnett.

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Jackets dismantle Elon

Georgia Tech vs. Elon

YOUTH ROUNDUP: Fury cruise to tournament title

A recap of youth sports accomplishments.

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Pecoras aiming to help bring special needs hockey program to Atlanta

Nicholas Pecora, a third-grader at Level Creek Elementary, is hearing impaired and the benefits from playing hockey have far outweighed the challenges.

Dacula church to play host for military fundraiser

Operation Soldier Support is hosting its fifth annual 5K run through Mulberry Park Sept. 7.

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LARSON: Labors of love making people happy

Labors of love. I see them happening all over the county. And many of them are being performed by our young people.

GAB: Soccer team volunteers in Gwinnett

The Atlanta Fire United U-96 Elite boys soccer team volunteered with Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity in Norcross.

GOOD NEWS: Dacula mother, kids win Pizza Hut grand prize

A Radloff Middle student was honored in front of his classmates last week for giving the Dreamkeeper’s Pledge at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolence recently.

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JENKINS: How to be a guy: Taking care of the kids

A look at the domestic dealings of one dad

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Goats keep dam site well manicured

Ever been curious why there are goats roaming the grass above Buford Dam?

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Banks 55th Anniversary


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Harlan - Powe Wedding


Peachtree Corners partners with neighbor for city land project

Site work will begin soon for the 20.6 acres the city purchased across from The Forum on Peachtree Parkway.

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Bowers-Starr Wedding


Suwanee set for final Food Truck Friday

Suwanee will have its final Food Truck Friday event this week, and will also show the movie Men in Black 3 on Saturday.

Obama: U.S. should strike Syria; will seek congressional vote

President Barack Obama said on Saturday he had decided the United States should strike Syrian government targets in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack, but said he would seek a congressional vote for any military action.

Nkemdiche out 4-6 weeks for Ole Miss

Two Mississippi starters will miss a significant amount of time due to knee injuries, according to ESPN.

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Patriots cut Tim Tebow

The New England Patriots cut quarterback Tim Tebow on Saturday morning.

Sherida "Sunny" Flournoy

Alpharetta Sherida Sunny Flournoy Sherida Sunny Flournoy, age 64, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away on August 27, 2013. Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133 ...

Andrew "Pee Wee" Cronic

WINDER Andrew Pee Wee Cronic Mr. Andrew Pee Wee Cronic, age 77, of Winder died 08/29/13.

Adriana Romero

NORCROSS Adriana Romero Adriana Romero, age 25, of Norcross, GA, passed away August 28, 2013. Adriana attended St. Patricks Catholic Church. She was a great, loving mother and wonderful wife ...

Julie Lundebo

ABBEVILLE Julie Lundebo Julie Cantrell Lundebo, age 49 of Ed Rd., Abbeville, Ga., formally of Lawrenceville, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, August 11, 2013. Mrs. Lundebo was ...

Janet Banyai

SNELLVILLE Janet Banyai Janet Banyai, age 56, of Snellville, GA, passed away on August 30, 2013. Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133.

James Guler

BUFORD James Guler James Daniel Guler, age 73, of Buford, GA, passed away on August 28, 2013. Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133.

Jody Simmons

FLOWERY BRANCH Jody Simmons Mr. Jody Allen Simmons, age 42, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia ...

Esther Wynn

SUWANEE Esther Ray Wynn Mrs. Esther Ray Wynn, age 93, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on August 28, 2013. Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA ...

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Richard Barnes

Richard Barnes, Jr. 11-04-1953 - 08-31-2012 Miss your bright smile and beautiful brown eyes. You are my special angel. Soul Mate, Dee Daffiles Brenda

Fay Jones

WINDER Fay Jones Fay C. Jones, age 54, of Winder, GA, passed away on August 27, 2013.

Jackie Bell

MCDONOUGH Jackie Bell Jackie Taylor Bell, age 64, of McDonough, GA, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013. Peachtree Cremation Society, 329 Gees Mill Business Pkwy NE, Suite 300, Conyers ...