News for Monday, January 20, 2014

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Hawks stop nine-game losing streak against Heat

Atlanta returns from London with strong outing in MLK matchup in Philips Arena

Buford hangs on for seventh straight boys hoops win

Gibson's late free throws help Wolves hold off Johnson-Gainesville in Blue Collar Basketball event at Berkmar

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GAC boys basketball team survives, remains unbeaten

Spartans ride huge game from Wilkins to overtime victory over Hillgrove in Blue Collar Basketball showcase at Berkmar

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Henderson's dream comes true with Wake Forest commitment

Collins Hill’s Tyler Henderson, the Daily Post’s Offensive Player of the Year, committed to Wake Forest after receiving an offer from the ACC school on Sunday.

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Nailers shut out Gladiators

Wheeling, despite being the road team, had to come far fewer miles to make this Monday afternoon matinee at the Arena at Gwinnett Center and skated away with a 2-0 victory.

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Daughter's killer now convicted, Lawrenceville family begins healing process

Darien Joseph Meheux, 19, was convicted Friday in the 2012 strangling death of Jasmine Benjamin, a former classmate at Central Gwinnett High School.

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Snellville honors MLK Day with third annual parade

The morning was sunny but chilly as dozens of people lined streets to watch about 300 people walk in the parade led by the South Gwinnett High School Junior Army ROTC marching in cadence to the cry of “My way or the highway.” The theme for this year’s celebration was “Unity in the Community.”

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Gov. Deal to work on Capitol honor for Martin Luther King

Gov. Nathan Deal says he will work on a way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Capitol Hill, while announcing an expansion to justice reforms to give rehabilitated people a chance at jobs.

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Hundreds march in Gwinnett King Day parade

The United Ebony Society’s annual Martin Luther King Day march through Lawrenceville included Olympic gold medalist and civil rights icon Tommie Smith as grand marshal.

Victims not saying much in shooting, assault at Lawrenceville apartment

One man was shot in the “lower chest area” and another pistol-whipped during some type of altercation at 816 N. Clayton St. Sunday.

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Five displaced in Suwanee house fire

Blaze on the 3700 block of Crescent Walk Lane was fueled by prevailing winds.

Vacant Dacula home consumed by fire

Gwinnett firefighters called to “unoccupied and abandoned structure” near intersection of Rabbit Hill and Fence roads shortly after 3 a.m. Monday.