News for Sunday, January 6, 2013


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A look at the boys basketball players up for this week's fan voting as player of the week


A look at the girls basketball players up for this week's fan voting as player of the week

Region Basketball Standings (Updated 1-7-13)

Current records and region standings for Gwinnett's high school basketball teams

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Georgia QB Murray tweets he'll return for senior season

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray says he is returning for his senior season. Murray announced on his Twitter account Sunday night he won't leave early to enter the NFL draft.

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Seahawks beat Redskins, now face Falcons on Sunday

Seattle comes back to beat Washington 24-14 after Redskins QB Robert Griffin III leaves late in the game with an injury, and now faces the top-seeded Falcons in Atlanta next Sunday.

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Ga. Assembly faces tight budget, other issues

The Georgia General Assembly convenes Jan. 14 for its annual session. The state constitution allows lawmakers 40 days of legislative business, but doesn't set a date by which the session must end. The Assembly usually finishes its business in early to mid-spring.

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Budget, health care will dominate Georgia session

Georgia lawmakers will convene Jan. 14 with a familiar theme: a budget shortfall explained mostly by an economy that's not keeping pace with rising health care costs.

Top 10 most popular stories from Dec. 31 to Jan. 6

The 10 most popular stories on the Gwinnett Daily Post website during the week of Dec. 31 to Jan. 6.

Source: Bills to hire former Tech, UGA assistant Marrone as head coach

Current Syracuse coach tabbed to replace the fired Chan Gailey

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Lewis, Ravens win AFC playoff opener

Luck runs out for Colts as Baltimore moves on to matchup with Manning, Broncos

Money for college athletes: question's not if, but how

Enormous TV payouts, athletes' long hours change the course of pay-for-play debate

Will BCS Championship live up to the hype?

College football's two most storied programs, glorified in movie and song, square off for ultimate prize Monday night

No. 12 Tennessee knocks off No. 10 UGA women

Bulldogs lead at half, but fade to double-digit loss that continues their futility in Knoxville

Wallace, Tech women roll to victory

Yellow Jackets' top offensive performance of season leads to blowout of Clemson

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Buford student 'always shared kindness with others'

Jeremy Nelson, a 12-year-old seventh-grader in the Buford system, collapsed Saturday night during a Gwinnett Basketball League all-star game at the Suwanee Sports Academy and died later at Gwinnett Medical Center.

NHL, players settle labor dispute

After 16 hours of tense talks, the NHL and its players finally achieved their elusive deal early Sunday morning, finding a way to restart a sport desperate to regain momentum and boost its prominence.

Caterpillar plant credited for attracting new firm

A new Caterpillar plant in Athens is being credited for attracting another firm to nearby Watkinsville.

Stonecrest Mall in DeKalb faces debt trouble

The Mall at Stonecrest has become the latest in metro Atlanta to face debt issues that may leave it vulnerable to foreclosure.

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Texans knock Cincy out of playoffs for second straight year

After closing the regular season with three losses in their last four games, the Texans bounce back with a playoff-opening victory vs. the Bengals — just like last season.

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Packers beat Ponder-less Vikings, 24-10

With starting quarterback Christian Ponder sidelined with an injury, the Vikings and running back Adrian Peterson were held in check by the Packers.

Ruth Cropper

Mrs. Ruth Cropper of Buford, Ga., Ivey Creek Community died on Saturday Jan. 5 2013. Flanigan Funeral Home Buford GA 770-932-1133. 

Roy Lee Gilbert

Roy Lee Gilbert, age 80 of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents E.P and Mabel Gilbert. He is survived ...

Allen Wofford

Allen H. Wofford, age 71, of Jefferson passed away Friday, January 4, 2013.

Hazel Geiger

Hazel Geiger, age 84, of Monroe, GA, passed away January 4, 2013. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Cletus Dau

Cletus A. Dau, age 74, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on January 4, 2013. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. 770-277-4550. 

Robert "Bob" Buda

Robert “Bob” Buda, age 57, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away January 2, 2013.

Peggy Sanders

Mrs. Peggy K. Sanders, 78, of Jefferson, Ga., passed away January 5, 2013.

Yvonne Thompson

Yvonne Thompson, age 52, of Melbourne Beach, FL passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013.

Tin Thi Nguyen

Tin Thi Nguyen, age 82, of Dacula, GA passed away on January 3, 2013. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. 770-277-4550. 

Jimmie Horton

Jimmie Ann Hardy Horton, 77, of Braselton, Ga., passed away January 4, 2013.

Gene Waddy

Mrs. Gene Bozeman Waddy, age 84, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on January 5, 2013.