News for Friday, February 1, 2013


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Zapolski shuts out Gladiators for third time

DULUTH -- Ryan Zapolski posted his league-leading fourth shutout of the season Friday night.. Three of those have been against his former team, the Gwinnett Gladiators. Two on the Gladiators' ice.. Zapolski led South Carolina to a 2-0 victory with 27 saves in the first of back-to-back

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Chamber holds annual awards dinner; honors Howard as Citizen of Year

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce on Friday night recognized its Public Service Award winners at its 65 annual awards dinner at the Gwinnett Center.

Cornerstone Christian wins basketball championship

Tourney was held at Bridgeway Christian in Alpharetta

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GWINNETT GRADS: Collins Hill's Chaney helping build Coastal Georgia program

A look at former Gwinnett standouts faring well in college athletics

Construction on GGC softball, baseball fields delayed

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Because of all the rain in recent weeks, Georgia Gwinnett College's new baseball and softball fields won't be completed by the time the seasons start next week.. The school, which is playing both sports for the first time, is looking at early March to have games played on

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Grizzlies warm up spring season with tennis win over SCAD

GGC men's tennis team gets spring season off to big start by beating SCAD

Woman arrested for spanking customer's child

The Associated Press. WRIGHTSVILLE -- A dollar store employee has been arrested for simple battery after whipping a customer's child with a belt.. It was reported that surveillance cameras inside a Wrightsville dollar store recorded an 8-year-old boy running around the store and eventually throwing a cookie jar

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NASA marks 10 years since loss of Columbia and crew

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Schoolchildren joined NASA managers and relatives of the lost crew of space shuttle Columbia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy and remember the seven astronauts who died.. More than 300 people gathered at Kennedy Space Center for the outdoor ceremony, just a

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis score unlikely hit with 'Thrift Shop'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The rapper Macklemore thinks there's a simple reason the hit "Thrift Shop" appears to be going viral: It dares to be different.. "There's a certain sound that has kind of flooded the mainstream airwaves as far as hip-hop music," he said a few hours after

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HUCKABY: Only-half-serious 'Mayday!' call brings me unexpected response

A half-serious "mayday" call on Facebook showed me my great circle of caring friends.

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YARBROUGH: Chip Rogers gets started at his new job

Yarbrough takes a look at Chip Rogers' new job with GPB.

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MCLEOD: What is the poison person costing you?

If you're a boss, don't underestimate how much one person's negativity can affect your entire team. No one is skilled enough to merit ruining the morale of a whole group.

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RICH: The rusty truck

Now I understand all the other folks who have quoted such high prices -- returning calls and showing up makes a person valuable so they can charge more.

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Daniels is Buford City Schools spelling champ

A Buford Middle School student is headed to the district-level spelling bee on Feb. 23.

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Billboards helping Gwinnett woman find kidney donor

"Match for Mandie" billboards seeking to help desperately ill Snellville resident

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Man given 25 years for leading 14-year-old into prostitution

Airick Creighton, 20, brought 14-year-old girl from Atlanta to Gwinnett, helped her serve as a prostitute

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Court: Norcross father's cocaine biz continued after son killed

Alleged drug ring had ties to Mexico; Jackson continued participation well after teenage son shot and killed

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Recording studio to open on Square

LAWRENCEVILLE -- When Tim Hinds was a freshman in high school, he asked his father for help with a business venture.. So when he booked the gigs, his dad agreed to buy the equipment to begin a recording business.. Over the next four decades, Hinds' music recording interest has lead

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Man arrested in connection with gas station robberies

Police have arrested a man in connection with a series of gas station burglaries around Gwinnett County.

Firefighters extinguish perilous home blaze

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a blaze Friday morning that totally destroyed a two-story house in Lilburn.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Bullet to the Head’ is the perfect action movie for Stallone

Of the 60 movies Sylvester Stallone has been in, only five are worthwhile — the first “Rocky,” the first and second “Rambo,” “Nighthawks,” “Cop Land” and this new one.

Russell Fox

Russell A. Fox, age 63, of Lilburn, Georgia, passed away January 30, 2013. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company”, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200. ...

Alyson Wheeler

Alyson Elizabeth Wheeler, age 30, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013.

Herbert Hudgins

Mr. Herbert Allen Hudgins, age 95, of Gainesville, who passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013.

Angela Leslie

Angela Murphy Leslie, age 69, of Berkley Lake, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Gary Leslie of Berkley Lake ...

Donald Bailey

Mr. Donald Ray Bailey, age 72, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, JoAnn Pruitt Bailey, Buford ...

Sheppard Stell

Sheppard Pierson Stell, age 87, of Winder, GA passed away January 30, 2013.

Lucille "Julie" Steinheimer

Lucille “Julie” Steinheimer, 83 of Hoschton, GA peacefully passed away January 30th 2013. A Celebration of Life service will be held 1:00 pm, Saturday Feb 2, 2013. Receiving ...

Doris Warbington

Doris Boles Warbington, age 91, of Norcross / Duluth, GA who passed away January 29, 2013. Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Peachtree Corners, GA 30092, (770 ...

Joseph Reilly

Joseph Reilly, age 75, of Auburn, GA, passed away on January 30, 2013. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411