News for Saturday, January 19, 2013

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Officials react to lawmaker's idea to arm principals

A state lawmaker is proposing a bill to allow school systems to choose whether principals should be allowed to carry concealed weapons.

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Long-time Falcons fans soak in memorable season

Several longtime Atlanta Falcons fans are enjoying this season, partly because they watched the team when it didn't win as much. One Grayson man enjoyed the win over Arizona with his pregnant wife at the Georgia Dome, who gave birth two days later. If the Falcons make the Super Bowl, the family plans to travel to New Orleans.

Supposed bank robbery a misunderstanding

When police arrived at a local bank Saturday afternoon, they were ready for a serious situation.

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Hudgens Center to highlight black artists

The Duluth studio opens "The Dream: Five Black Artists, Five Voices" on Jan. 22.

Parades scheduled for MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations planned in Lawrenceville and Snellville Monday.

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Singers from Gwinnett are part of inauguration ceremonies

Four students who graduated from schools in Gwinnett County will sing in Monday's Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C.

Duluth's state of city address is Tuesday

Mayor Nancy Harris will address the Duluth community Tuesday during the ninth annual state of the city address.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Local lawmakers named as deputy whips

Gwinnett Reps. Brockway, Clark and Pak named as deputy majority whips; Broun set constituent service days.

GAB: Contest celebrates MLK Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, LEGOLAND Discover Center is inviting students to submit a photo depicting their "perfect world" for a chance to win a field trip to the attraction.

Seeking state influence, local governments hiring lobbyists

ATLANTA -- If residents want to influence state policy, they call their Georgia lawmaker. When local governments want influence, they hire a lobbyist.. State lawmakers are supposed to represent their hometown interests in the General Assembly, which started its annual 40-day session this month. Even so, local governments spend

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Women named chief judges for three Gwinnett courts

Melodie Snell Conner, Pam South and Kristina Blum were recently chosen as chief judge for their benches, Superior, State and Magistrate.

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Stan Musial dies at age 92

Hall of Fame baseball player Stan Musial, who used an unorthodox batting style to become one of the sport's greatest hitters in 22 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, died on Saturday at age 92, his former team said in a statement.. Musial, adored by fans for his humility and

Seeking state influence, local governments hiring lobbyists

ATLANTA -- If residents want to influence state policy, they call their Georgia lawmaker. When local governments want influence, they hire a lobbyist.. State lawmakers are supposed to represent their hometown interests in the General Assembly, which started its annual 40-day session this month. Even so, local governments spend

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Women named chief judges for three Gwinnett courts

Melodie Snell Conner, Pam South and Kristina Blum were recently chosen as chief judge for their benches, Superior, State and Magistrate.

Caldwell-Pope leads Georgia past LSU 67-58

Associated PressATHENS, Ga. (AP) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 22 points, Donte' Williams added 14 and Georgia snapped a three-game losing streak with a 67-58 victory over LSU on Saturday night.Johnny O'Bryant finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds as LSU (9-6, 0-4 Southeastern Conference) lost its fourth straight. The

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Officials react to lawmaker's idea to arm principals

A state lawmaker is proposing a bill to allow school systems to choose whether principals should be allowed to carry concealed weapons.

Domingue stands tall as Gladiators snap streak

Gwinnett's Justin Bowers and Alex Belzile scored in the shootout, and Phoenix Coyotes prospect Louis Domingue stood on his head to lead the Gladiators over the Greenville Road Warriors 4-3 on Saturday night at the Bi-Lo Center.

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Long-time Falcons fans soak in memorable season

Several longtime Atlanta Falcons fans are enjoying this season, partly because they watched the team when it didn't win as much. One Grayson man enjoyed the win over Arizona with his pregnant wife at the Georgia Dome, who gave birth two days later. If the Falcons make the Super Bowl, the family plans to travel to New Orleans.

PREP ROUNDUP: Mustangs win 16-team wrestling tourney

Meadowcreek won the 16-team Last Man Standing wrestling tournament Saturday in McDonough.

Parker, Spurs hold off hobbled Hawks

Tony Parker had 23 points and 12 assists, and the San Antonio Spurs held off the short-handed Atlanta Hawks 98-93 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

Supposed bank robbery a misunderstanding

When police arrived at a local bank Saturday afternoon, they were ready for a serious situation.

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Dacula boys bounce back to outlast Mill Creek

Dacula boys head coach Russ Triaga was very open about how poorly his team played on Friday night in a loss to Central Gwinnett.

Hawks' Williams lost for season with ACL tear

Lou Williams was able to avoid a major injury during his seven years with Philadelphia. He wasn't so fortunate, though, in his first season back in Atlanta with the Hawks.

Seventy years later, NC WWII vet getting Purple Heart returned

RALEIGH, N.C. -- When Army Cpl. George Hemphill returned to North Carolina from fighting in World War II, he tried to put the horrors of life as an infantryman behind him by not talking about what he had seen. That included not asking about the Purple Heart he had received

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Te'o provides answers, but more may be asked

NEW YORK -- Manti Te'o tried to put one of the strangest sports stories in memory behind him, insisting he was the target of an elaborate online hoax in which he fell for a fake woman created by pranksters, then admitting his own lies made the bizarre ordeal worse.. Whether

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NFC championship: Two teams, different perspectives

ATLANTA -- The Falcons are well aware of just how desperate this city is for its first Super Bowl championship. Mike Peterson sees and hears it everywhere he goes.

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CES preps next crop of NFL hopefuls

Competitive Edge Sports in Duluth is training 40 players for upcoming NFL pro days and combines.

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Despite rocky college career, Butler still seeks NFL

Norcross grad Brice Butler is trying to help his NFL draft stock by training at CES in Duluth.

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Inverso — Garrett

Jerri Inverso of Loganville announces the engagement of his daughter Brittony Lynn Inverso of Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Daniel Noah Garrett of Tuscaloosa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Garrett of Jasper, Ala.. The bride-elect is a graduate of South Gwinnett High School and the University of Alabama

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Burris — Fennimore

John and Eleanor Burris of Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Nicole Burris of Orlando, Fla., to Matthew Scott Fennimore, of Orlando, son of Scott Fennimore of Jamaica, N.Y., and Pamela Fennimore of Marietta.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Eugene Schleidt of Lawrenceville and

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Nunn — Hawkins

Chris and Pam Nunn of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Lee Nunn of Lawrenceville, to Christopher David Hawkins of Loganville, son of Brian and Cathy Hawkins of Lilburn.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jesse Frank and Jean Joiner of Flowery Branch and the

Children's Place gets accreditation

The Children's Place at New Liberty UMC recently earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

GAB: Contest celebrates MLK Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, LEGOLAND Discover Center is inviting students to submit a photo depicting their "perfect world" for a chance to win a field trip to the attraction.

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GOOD NEWS: Local teacher is top social studies educator

A statewide organization has selected a local educator as Georgia's top social studies teacher.

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Medieval Times offers discounted tickets

Through Feb. 3, the Lawrenceville castle offers $10 tickets for children's admission.

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Duluth's Phoenix Community Coffee roasts for a good cause

The local roaster sells coffee to support nonprofits internationally.

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Barrow Co. fire gets grant for education services

Department given $1,700 grant to purchase laptop, camera and accessories for fire prevention education efforts.

New arts alliance off to great start

Large crowd turns out to first Lilburn Arts Alliance event.

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LARSON: Bonding to old ways sometimes best

No matter how many lists and charts and calendar items I enter into my computer, I still have to log into it every time I want to keep up with my list. But there is nothing like an old fashioned stack of neon pink, orange and green index cards on the kitchen counter "in my face" telling me what I need to do.

Suwanee to offer Citizens Police Academy

The city of Suwanee is acceptng applications for its popular Citizens Police Academy, which begins on Feb. 19. The deadline to apply is Feb. 4.

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JENKINS: State militias: a simple answer to the gun-control debate

Not only would a standing militia provide all the justification citizens need to exercise their right to bear arms under the Second Amendment, but it would also create a powerful force of armed patriots should the state ever need to defend itself -- against enemies foreign or domestic.

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Hudgens Center to highlight black artists

The Duluth studio opens "The Dream: Five Black Artists, Five Voices" on Jan. 22.

Parades scheduled for MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations planned in Lawrenceville and Snellville Monday.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Local lawmakers named as deputy whips

Gwinnett Reps. Brockway, Clark and Pak named as deputy majority whips; Broun set constituent service days.

Gwinnett road closures, Jan. 13 through 19

Gwinnett County road closures, Jan. 13 through 19

Musician from Athens dies at 48

ATHENS -- An Athens musician who served for years as road manager for the rock band the Drive-By Truckers has died.. Craig Lieske, 48, died Friday after being taken to Athens Regional Medical Center. Coroner Sonny Wilson said the cause of death was not immediately determined.. Lieske had long

Emory gets $10 million for breast cancer center

ATLANTA -- Emory University's cancer center has received $10 million in gifts to fund a center for breast cancer research and treatment.. The university said the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family has donated the money to the university's Winship Cancer Institute. The Glenn Family Breast Center will focus on supporting

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Singers from Gwinnett are part of inauguration ceremonies

Four students who graduated from schools in Gwinnett County will sing in Monday's Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C.

Duluth's state of city address is Tuesday

Mayor Nancy Harris will address the Duluth community Tuesday during the ninth annual state of the city address.

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O'REILLY: 'Just say yes' to whatever

If you have kids, you most likely prayed hard that they would avoid drugs and alcohol. Once a child becomes intoxicated, childhood is over. The young person will never be the same again. Thus, a sane society discourages substance abuse if only to protect children.

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PARKER: Lance's perhaps-too-prideful confession

NEW YORK -- To the world-weary, Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah was just one more in a series.. The process of public contrition is by now yawningly familiar: Comfortably seated in front of cameras, the high priestess of the mea culpa faces the penitent.

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CEPEDA: Yes, get parents involved

CHICAGO -- Turnabout is fair play, and in no arena as much as that of student academic achievement. So after several years of hashing out policies focused on the quality of teacher education programs and teacher performance in the classroom, it's only right that the gaze of accountability should turn on parents.

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MARTA plans to raise fares

Atlanta's mass transit agency says it plans to raise fares by 25 cents in the coming fiscal year unless it manages to aggressively cut costs.

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Fiery Orioles manager Earl Weaver dead at 82

BALTIMORE — Earl Weaver always was up for an argument, especially with an umpire.At the slightest provocation, the Earl of Baltimore would spin his hat back, point his finger squarely at an ump's chest and then fire away. The Hall of Fame manager would even tangle with his own players

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Roe v Wade: After 40 years, deep divide is legacy

NEW YORK -- By today's politically polarized standards, the Supreme Court's momentous Roe v. Wade ruling was a landslide. By a 7-2 vote on Jan. 22, 1973, the justices established a nationwide right to abortion.. Forty years and roughly 55 million abortions later, however, the ruling's legacy is the opposite

Doris Dodd

Doris Moss Dodd, age 80, of Snellville, Georgia, entered into rest on Friday, January 18, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Glenn Edwin Dodd in 2004 ...

Dakota Waters

Dakota Waters age 17, of Lawrenceville, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Dakota was a student at Berkmar High School, Lilburn. He was preceded in death by his Brother: Jeremy ...

Ovid "Kitty" Pierce

Ovid “Kitty” Pierce, age 88, of Monroe, GA passed away January 17, 2013.

Helen "Gertrude" Pruitt

Helen “Gertrude” Pruitt, age 83, of Winder, GA passed away January 18, 2013.

Debbie McDaniel

Debbie McDaniel, age 64, of Bethlehem, GA passed away January 12, 2013.

Harriet Strand

Harriet Isaacson Strand, age 79, of Tucker, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

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William Dannelly

March 29, 1971 - January 17, 2013 William Christopher Dannelly was born on March 29, 1971 in Stuttgart, Germany to William Allen and Pamela Hulbert Dannelly. In 1972 his family brought ...

E. William "Bill" York, Jr.

E. William “Bill” York, Jr., age 65, of Monroe, GA passed away January 17, 2013. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe 770-267-2594.

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