News for Saturday, February 2, 2013


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PREP ROUNDUP: Shiloh boys hold off Grayson

Recap of Saturday's prep sports events

Berkmar falls to Wheeler in overtime

LILBURN -- With their regions matched to start the state tournament, Berkmar's game with Class AAAAAA power Wheeler could turn out to be a preview of what's to come.. If so, the Patriots have no reason to be unsure of themselves this time.. Down by 12 points after five minutes

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Hebron pulls away from Providence in second half

DACULA -- Hebron Christian Academy boys' basketball team has been on a roller coaster ride this season with injuries and sickness, but the Lions sure found the ride a fun one on Saturday night in a 52-40 win over Providence Christian Academy in Region 8B-A hoops action.. Hebron (8-14

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Deep bench gives Parkview girls a big boost

Deep bench gives Parkview girls a boost

With 12 champs, Archer dominates Area tourney

Archer dominates the field to win its second straight Area title

GAC wrestling finishes second in 4-AA

Carter Clinebell (132 pounds) and Mitchell Shea (195) each claimed Region 4-AA crowns, helping GAC to a second-place region finish and a spot in next week's sectionals in Dublin.. GAC which finished behind Jefferson had wrestling place in 13 of the 14 weight classes only missing a top

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Collins Hill holds off North Gwinnett for another area title

Collins Hill edges North Gwinnett for another area wrestling title

College Notes — Feb. 3

College notes

Military Notes — Feb. 3

Military Notes

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Georgia wins third straight at South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 19 points and Georgia won its third straight Southeastern Conference game for just the second time in coach Mark Fox's four seasons with a 67-56 victory over South Carolina on Saturday.. The Bulldogs (10-11, 4-4) trailed 30-29 at the half, but began the

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Gladiators bounce back with shutout of S.C.

Blanked a night before, the Gwinnett Gladiators solved South Carolina goalie Ryan Zapolski on Saturday.. And Gwinnett goalie Louis Domingue returned the favor, stonewalling the Stingrays for his second shutout of the season.

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'Blind Side' family relishes Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS -- A knowing grin spread across Sean Tuohy's face as he considered the uncanny connections between the hit film that changed his family's life and the fact that Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher will play in his first Super Bowl in the Big Easy.. New Orleans is

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San Francisco's Staley can laugh about his tears

NEW ORLEANS -- San Francisco 49ers tackle Joe Staley is a key component in the offensive line that will protect quarterback Colin Kaepernick in today's Super Bowl but the two-time Pro Bowl selection initially hated the position so much he cried when switched.. It was in Staley's second year

GGC tennis wins second straight

The Georgia Gwinnett men's tennis team earned its second victory in as many days by sweeping NCAA Division III foe Covenant College (Ga.) on Saturday at the GGC Tennis Facility, 9-0.. The Grizzlies (2-0) were less than 24 hours removed from their program-opening win on Friday over the Savannah

New Lawrenceville announces spring festival dates, activities

The Spring Green Festival is slated for March 16 in Lawrenceville.

GAB: Kroger, American Cancer Society team up

From Sunday through Feb. 16, customers of Kroger have the chance to donate to the American Cancer Society by purchasing $1 Relay for Life "footprint" icons at the grocery story checkout lanes.

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Grayson couple takes up powerlifting, hunger ministry

Russ and Dana Tripp of Grayson five years ago sought out a way to lose weight and get in better shape. But they've since become award-winning powerlifters and last year won a competition in Argentina.

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JENKINS: If Blank wants to take Falcons to LA, he should just go

Here's some pretty good relationship advice: when somebody threatens to walk, don't allow yourself to be manipulated. I think that applies to professional football teams as well as to significant others.

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Saylors — Noblet

Saylors -- Noblet. Courtney Elizabeth Saylors and Nicholas Hershey Noblet were married March 10 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C. The Rev. John L. Warren officiated the ceremony.. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Brian Saylors of Charleston and is a graduate of South

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Siebold — Weinkle

Rusty and Maria Siebold of Dunwoody announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodi Siebold of Atlanta, to Jeffrey Weinkle of Atlanta, son of Steve and Colleen Weinkle of Lawrenceville.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Siebold and the late Ann Carr. She is

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GOOD NEWS: Partee parent gets state award

Partee Elementary parent, Tilwana Anderson, is the recipient of the 2013 Georgia Parent Leadership award.

Organizational meeting set for Lilburn Relay Rally

Planning meeting scheduled for Feb. 18 for those willing to help with annual Lilburn Relay Rally.

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Hall — Tromp

Hall -- Tromp. Mike and Michelle Hall and Al and Donna Rosenthal announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Alexis Hall, to Justin Michael Tromp, son of Mike and Rose Tromp.. The bride-elect is a 2012 graduate of North Gwinnett High School and attends Georgia Gwinnett College.. The future

Suwanee's indie film series returns

The second half of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers returns to Suwanee with a showing of a movie about the transformative power of art.

Duluth Civitans to honor local clergy

The Duluth Civitan Club is honoring local clergy on Tuesday.

Winder PD taking applications for citizens academy

18th session of WInder PD Citizens Police Academy set to begin on March 19

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Harlan — Powe

Harlan -- Powe. Steve and Ky Harlan of Grayson announce the engagement of their daughter, Shay Re Harlan of Virginia Highlands, to Michael Howard Powe of Virginia Highlands, son of Howard and Eileen Powe of Dumfries, Va.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sherry Castleberry of Marietta and the

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LARSON: A bird brain idea to bring fame home to roost

Gwinnett is great at getting behind a project. But can we make this one about bird counting fly?

Accidental cooking fire displaces 7 Norcross residents

Four units needed assistance at Valencia Park Apartment Homes after a grease fire engulfed a kitchen.

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PARKER: Combat women and Congress' wimps

Combat not a good place to play politics. WASHINGTON -- Polling that shows Americans favor women in combat by 2-to-1 is evidence only of the power of misinformation.. And, yes, indoctrination.. Arguments favoring women in direct combat are perhaps well-intentioned, focusing on fairness, opportunity and pride in

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CEPEDA: Pluck, perseverance -- and no self-pity

CHICAGO -- Pobrecitameans "poor little girl" in Spanish.. You won't find this word in Justice Sonia Sotomayor's recently published memoir, "My Beloved World."

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O'REILLY: What the babies would say

It is one of life's great mysteries that so many liberal people are so callous when it comes to aborting fetuses.

Proposal would take fees off tax bills

Legislation proposed by Gwinnett lawmaker would prohibit fees like garbage service from being placed on property tax bills.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: FairTax introduced in Senate

Chambliss introduces FairTax bill into new Congress; senators vote to shore up debt-ceiling bill.

American Cancer Society to host annual fashion soiree

The annual event has fashion, food and a silent auction to raise money for breast cancer research.

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Lawrenceville brothers take the top spots in county spelling bee

Karl and Neil Patram took home first and second place, eliminating 10 other students on Feb. 1.

Ga. man charged in death of newlywed wife

A middle Georgia man who was charged in the shooting death of his newlywed wife was scheduled to appear in court Friday.

MARTA bus driver stabbed during morning route

Transit officials say a bus driver was stabbed on the job in metro Atlanta.

GBI: Ga. teacher charged with having sex with students

A special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a south Georgia high school teacher is free on bond after being arrested for allegedly having sex with at least seven students.

Police: Man shot at Morehouse College

A Morehouse College student has been hospitalized after being shot over a pick-up basketball game.

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Lilburn groundhog predicts longer winter

Georgia's official weather prognosticator General Beauregard Lee predicts six more weeks of winter at Lilburn's Yellow River Game Ranch.

GAC's Whiteneck, Yoon make college decisions

Greater Atlanta Christian's Peter Whiteneck and Daniel Yoon made college commitments on Friday, according to head coach Tim Hardy.

Chase, Schuck reach coaches free-throw finals

Event raised money for the Amanda Riley Foundation

Archer's Alexander commits to Navy

Archer running back Ernest Alexander has committed to the Naval Academy, according to head coach Andy Dyer.

Archer wrestling gets national honor

Archer's wrestling team was named national team of the week by Amateur Wrestling News on Friday

Bears' Elam commits to Charleston football

Mountain View running back Marvin Elam committed to the University of Charleston.

Hawks' Cooper to play for McKendree football

Mill Creek offensive lineman Conner Cooper committed to McKendree University, a Division II school in Lebanan, Ill.

PREP ROUNDUP: Lanier girls move into tie for first in Region 8A-AAAA

Recap of Friday's prep action.

Archer boys grind out 52-46 win over rival Dacula

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Both coaches in Friday night's boys clash between Archer and Dacula summed up what turned out to be a typical night in the neighborhood rivalry -- and in the increasingly rugged Region 8-AAAAAA -- the same way.. "It was a grind for both teams," Archer coach

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O'Donahue helps Blue Devils take region lead with win over Lions

NORCROSS -- Although he was recognized before the game with fellow senior Brandon Goodwin, most Norcross basketball fans in the overflow crowd had never really gotten even a glimpse of what Terrance O'Donahue could do.. Until Friday night, that is. Now the transfer from McCallie in Chattanooga has been formally

Buford boys, girls sweep past Dawson County

BUFORD -- Coming down the stretch of the regular season and chasing after Region 7-AAA titles, both the Buford boys and girls basketball teams used impressive defense performances to capture wins over visiting Dawson County Friday night.. In the boys' game, Buford used its size and strength on defense

Ernest Treadwell

Ernest Treadwell, age 62, of Monroe, GA passed away January 30, 2013. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe 770-267-2594.

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 ...

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Harold Pass

Mr. Harold T. Pass, age 77, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Joshua Bennett; parents, Frank and ...

Susan Serio

Susan Jane Tolson Serio, age 62, of Lilburn, passed away on January 31, 2013. Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Nelson Cain

Nelson Cain age 71 of Dewy Rose, GA, formerly of Lawrenceville, GA passed away January 31, 2013 surrounded by his wife and family. He was preceded in death by his ...

Ralph Lovins

Ralph Lovins, age 82, of Loganville, GA, passed away January 31, 2013. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544.

Lucas Burris

Lucas William Burris, age 29, of Buford, GA, passed away on February 1, 2013. Flanigan Funeral Home Buford GA 770-932-1133.