News for Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Jimmy Carter's diamond construction to begin

Commissioners give the go-ahead on a $6 million transformation of the Jimmy Carter interchange with Interstate 85.

Library begins planning process

Gwinnett County Public Library officials choose a firm to create a new master plan.

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Dacula graduates make movie

Two Dacula high school graduates have put together a film that is "100-percent made in Gwinnett County." The name of the documentary? "American Made Movie."

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Man hit by train in Norcross ID'd

Railroad official: Train speed in area typically 60 mph

Tripp's surgery clears up complications

Tripp Halstead had a successful surgery on Tuesday that fixed problems related to a pump that inserted in his stomach last month.

Man blasts incident report detailing disputed pot search

Internal investigation still in progress

GMC to host heart-healthy expo, cooking contest

Gwinnett Medical Center will host an interactive health expo on Saturday that will include a healthy cooking contest between local fire, emergency personnel and GMC employees.

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Cops: Norcross man molested 6-year-old girl

Now 7 years old, girl said aunt's boyfriend made her "kiss his private part"

BOC to recognize cancer study

The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners will issue a proclamation to declare the first week of March a cancer prevention week in recognition of a new cancer study by the American Cancer Society.

RECRUITING NOTES: Nkemdiche, Kamara bring excitement to Signing Day

Two of the nation's top college football recruits will make their decision today.

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Norcross grad excels for U.S. Military Academy rifle team

Rifle standout, a newcomer to the sport, is on the fast track toward the 2016 Olympics

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Blizzard brings longest halftime ever for Mountain View girls hoops

Snow delay means Bears will travel to Mount Airy to play second half Wednesday night

PREP ROUNDUP: Dacula boys take down Shiloh 65-54

Dacula had four players reach double digits in points on Tuesday night as the Falcons upended Region 8-AAAAAA-leading Shiloh 65-54.

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Hawks become Pacers' latest victim in Indy

Not even a history of problems against the Atlanta Hawks could stop the Indiana Pacers from extending their home winning streak.

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Central finds enough energy against Rams

Any change in this game was subtle. With the two teams combining for 76 points, the little things mattered and Central Gwinnett found a bit more energy and a few more loose balls in the third quarter as the Black Knights turned a 22-14 halftime deficit into a one-point game.

North gets just enough offense to beat Collins Hill

Both teams in Tuesday night's Region 7-AAAAAA boys basketball clash between North Gwinnett and Collins Hill went through major offensive dry spells.

RECRUITING NOTES: Nkemdiche, Kamara bring excitement to Signing Day

Two of the nation's top college football recruits will make their decision today.

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Coach builds Meadowcreek swim team with family mentality

High school glories tend toward exaggeration in their retelling. Like fish, opponents and crowds swell in size. Loud cheers become deafening roars. Full bleachers turn to standing room only. But truths lie latent below the hyperbole and bravado.

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CLINE: Spelling bee features old school competition

The educational system has changed a lot since you attended. But not the county spelling bee. It's a throwback to the days of old.

LETTERS: Article on White House reporters shows president as elitist

Excuse me while I barf, but the report of the ABC journalist who visited the Wesleyan School ("Reporter offers glimpse of Obama's world, 1A, Jan. 30) mirrors the sickening adulation of our current president by the mainstream media.

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THOMAS: Government shouldn't define 'church'

Under pressure from religious and conservative groups, the Obama administration has offered another compromise on the issue of birth control coverage within the Affordable Care Act.

LETTERS: Big game hardly 'super'

Let's rename the professional football championship game. There was not one thing, except the 108-yard kickoff return, that was "super."

Detectives need help in 2 burglary cases

Gwinnett Police need assistance in two burglary investigations. One is a residential burglary in Lawrenceville. The other is a series of commercial locations in Norcross.

AEP to host multi-sport, football combines this weekend

Event run by former Parkview standout Brad Lester will be at the organization's Lilburn facility

Curran plans fundraiser at Hard Rock Cafe this weekend

Former Brookwood, UGA linebacker to host event Saturday to help fight health issue in Liberia

Collins Hill girls win freshman hoops championship

Shorthanded Eagles avenge loss to Norcross earlier in the season

GAC to honor girls soccer signees

Three senior Spartans to play soccer in the SEC

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South freshmen win girls hoops region title

Comets also won region girls basketball title last season

Bellator MMA coming to Gwinnett

Bellator mixed martial arts is bringing its featherweight tournament and middleweight world championship fights to the Arena at Gwinnett Center on Thursday.

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Dacula graduates make movie

Two Dacula high school graduates have put together a film that is "100-percent made in Gwinnett County." The name of the documentary? "American Made Movie."

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Man hit by train in Norcross ID'd

Railroad official: Train speed in area typically 60 mph

Library begins planning process

Gwinnett County Public Library officials choose a firm to create a new master plan.

Ga. 20 widening agreement reached

Commissioners approved an agreement with state officials, making the long-awaited widening of Ga. Highway 20 in Sugar Hill eminent.

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Norcross grad excels for U.S. Military Academy rifle team

Rifle standout, a newcomer to the sport, is on the fast track toward the 2016 Olympics

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Jimmy Carter's diamond construction to begin

Commissioners give the go-ahead on a $6 million transformation of the Jimmy Carter interchange with Interstate 85.

Tripp's surgery clears up complications

Tripp Halstead had a successful surgery on Tuesday that fixed problems related to a pump that inserted in his stomach last month.

Man blasts incident report detailing disputed pot search

Internal investigation still in progress

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Cops: Norcross man molested 6-year-old girl

Now 7 years old, girl said aunt's boyfriend made her "kiss his private part"

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Atlanta airport retains title as world's busiest

Airport officials on Tuesday said passenger traffic increased by more than 3.1 million passengers in 2012 -- making 2012 the busiest year ever for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

BOC to recognize cancer study

The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners will issue a proclamation to declare the first week of March a cancer prevention week in recognition of a new cancer study by the American Cancer Society.

GMC to host heart-healthy expo, cooking contest

Gwinnett Medical Center will host an interactive health expo on Saturday that will include a healthy cooking contest between local fire, emergency personnel and GMC employees.

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Officials worried about power outage before Super Bowl

Superdome officials warned just months before the Super Bowl that the venue's electrical system could suffer a power outage and rushed to replace some of the equipment ahead of the big game.

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US home prices rose last year by most in 6.5 years

U.S. home prices jumped by the most in 6 ½ years in December, spurred by a low supply of available homes and rising demand.

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Maureen Blando

Maureen Alicia Barton Blando, 81, of Dunwoody, GA, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013. from complications of Parkinson ’s disease. She most recently lived at Sunrise Assisted Living ...

Rose Johns

Rose Myree Thomas Johns, of Griffin, Georgia, died Sunday, February 3, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer and a short illness. She was 60 years old. Rose gave her ...

Lois Benson

Mrs. Lois Jordan Benson, age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away peacefully, with family at her side, Sunday, February 3, 2013. Lois was preceded in death by her husband ...

William Houston, Iii.

William Mitchell Houston III., 17 months old, of Duluth, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 1, 2013. A memorial service was held Tuesday, February 5th, at 4:00 p.m. at Norcross ...

Mike Diemer

Mike John Diemer, age 44, of Winder, GA passed away February 1, 2013.

Allen Moore

Mr. Allen M. Moore, age 88, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bascum and Alma Moore; and sister ...

Donna Knight

Donna Eugenia Bennett Knight, age 49, of Statham, GA passed away February 1, 2013.

Teresa Lance

Mrs. Teresa Smith Lance, age 53, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013. She is survived by her husband of thirty-two years, Ricky C. Lance, Buford, GA ...

Nathan Brewer

Nathan Brewer, age 82, of Loganville, GA, passed away February 3, 2013. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544.

Walter Corley

Walter Jefferson “Jeff” Corley, 65 of Tucker, died Friday Feb. 1, 2013. He was born in Fairfax, AL the son of the late Lenward and Janie Prince Corley ...

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