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Gwinnett Hall of Fame announces 2018 class Francoeur leads selections; Bobby Cox to speak at event


make up the class of 2018 for the Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame, which released its list of One of Gwinnett’s inductees this weekend. most honored two-sport The ninth annual stars, an NFL punter, two induction dinner, scheddecorated college standuled for April 30 at the outs and the county’s Infinite Energy Forum’s most accomplished golfer Grand Ballroom, also will.hammock

will feature a prominent keynote speaker in longtime Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox, a 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame selection. Its purpose, in addition to honoring Gwinnett’s best in sports, is to raise funds for the Gwinnett County Public

Parkview grad Jeff Francoeur, who retired after a 12-year pro baseball career, was named to the Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame. (Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA Today Sports)

Schools Foundation. The celebration will recognize a class of longtime Major League Baseball outfielder Jeff Francoeur (a Parkview grad), former NFL and Georgia punter Drew See HOF, Page 5A

HGTV star, home show draws crowd BY ISABEL HUGHES

Treva Hadden makes her way down the red carpet during the Night To Shine prom held at the Gwinnett Church in Sugar Hill on Friday night. (Photos: Anthony Stalcup)


Annual prom for people with special needs a success BY ISABEL HUGHES

Limousines of all heights and lengths pulled up to the curb at Gwinnett Church, their headlights catching the sparkle of glitzy dresses, dazzling tiaras and crimson crowns. Excited chatter filled the air as couples, trios and even groups of four lined up for their carriage rides — the dark black vehicles inviting the evening’s royalty into their luxurious interiors. Though they were not true monarchs, for one night hundreds of local teens and adults with special needs were treated like kings and queens Friday at Happy Feat’s Night to Shine Prom 2018, a partnership between the Happy Feat organization, Gwinnett Church and the Tim Tebow Foundation. Started by Gwinnett resident Lucy Miller, this is the fifth year she has hosted a dance for people with special needs, the third year it has been done as part of Tebow’s Night To Shine Prom program. “Happy Feat was established in 2014, which was my senior year at (North Gwinnett High School),” Miller said. “I started doing dances my sophomore year, though that was before I founded Happy Feat. I’d just get all my friends

Bruce Phillips dances with his date, volunteer Kortni Bailey from North Gwinnett High School, at the Night to Shine prom held at the Gwinnett Church on Friday night.

estimated — about 500 special guests, or those with special Visit needs, and about 1,500 volunfor a photo gallery. teers. “The involvement we have together and we’d get a group is just getting bigger and from the school and that’s how bigger,” Miller said. “The it originally started. Then it volunteers are getting younger got so big that we had to move and it’s a great forum to bring to (Gwinnett Church), and this together the community.” is our third year (partnering) That community was apwith Tim Tebow.” parent as teens snapped selfies The evening, which spared in the ballroom mid-dance, no luxury, brought out at least camera flashes lighting up 2,000 to the event, Miller the room as Earth, Wind and MORE ONLINE

Fire’s “September” boomed loudly through the speakers. Down the hall, 16-year-old Joshua Tolbert sat with his three dates, Alli Landress, Kennedy Brock and Lana Puckett. “I’m (doing this) because I wanted to be, like, the best prom date in the world,” Tolbert said, “the best guy in the world. My (boutineer) is from my stepmom.”

Braving the weekend rain, hundreds of Gwinnett residents turned out to the Infinite Energy Center Friday through Sunday to attend the 21st annual North Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo. The event, which featured representatives from kitchen and bath remodeling to flooring and home automation, was expanded this year to include an outdoor living area that featured landscape design, outdoor living, fire pits, outdoor lighting and more, which show organizers said was a successful choice. “Each year, we do a visitor survey and some of the Egypt Sherrod (favorites) are home automation — it’s cool because it’s new — and this year we added a lot of outdoor,” said Julie Carson, a spokeswoman for the event. “Obviously, living in this part of the country, you can use your outdoor space a lot, so people want to see fire pits and water features, so we’ve got more of that. People always want MORE ONLINE kitchen Visit and bath for a photo gallery. remodeling — that’s always huge — and then we’ve got some exhibitors who have been with us for years, such as windows, which gets more and more energy efficient.” That efficiency was something Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV’s “Flipping Virgins,” “Property Virgins” and “Urban Oasis,” touched on when she spoke about “smart upgrades for your home” Saturday. “You’d be surprised at how much you don’t know about your home,” she said, “and sometimes we learn the hard way — after something happens — what we should have been doing with our home. When we talk about basic requirements, think about what you would be looking for when you’re on the market or what you did look for.” Some of those basic requirements include servicing a home’s HVAC

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Deal: Georgia tax revenues up $368.2M in January The governor said revenues were up by $368.2 million, hitting a total of $2.57 billion. So far the Georgia’s tax revenues year-to-date revenues for were higher by 16.7 perthe current fiscal year are cent last month from where up 6.2 percent, or $812.9 they were a year ago, Gov. million from where they Nathan Deal announced were a year ago. Friday. Individual income tax curt.yeomans

collections last year made a big jump, up $342.3 million, or 27 percent from January 2017, to hit a total of $1.61 billion. Within those figures, individual income tax refunds decreased by $22.7 million, or 50.3 percent; individual withholding


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refunds dropped by $7.2 million, or 62.7 percent. The governor’s Nathan office Deal said the adjusted sales tax distribution to local governments increased by nearly $55.3 million, or 11.5 percent, to total nearly $537.9 million. Corporate income tax collections increased by $17.2 million, or 56 percent. State officials said corporate income tax return payments and several other corporate tax categories, such as corporate estimated

payments, were up by $19.3 million and $13.2 million, respectively. Those increases in collections were offset, however, by a 538.1 percent increase in corporate income tax refunds. Refunds were up by $15.3 million. The state also saw motor fuel tax collections increase by $1.4 million, or 0.9 percent, to reach a total of $145.9 million last month. Meanwhile, the governor’s office said motor vehicle tag and title fee collections decreased by $2.1 million, or 5.5 percent, in December. Title ad valorem tax collections decreased by $3.1 million, or 4.1 percent, to a total of $74.2 million.

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Look to total vitamin D number, not each type DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently received my blood test results. My overall vitamin D was 40 (within the target range of 30 to 60 listed), but I noticed that it was broken up into vitamin D-3 (also 40) and vitamin D-2 (less than 4, and presumably 0 based on the overall score). What is vitamin D-2, and should I be taking supplements or eating certain foods to boost its levels? — P.S. ANSWER: Both vitamin D-2 and vitamin D-3 are found in diet and in supplements. D-2 is found at low amounts in vegetables; D-3 is found in some fish. Both D-2 and D-3 are used to fortify milk and other dairy products. The body normally makes vitamin D-3 when your skin is exposed to sunlight. Without adequate sunlight (such as in the winter north of the line from Los Angeles to Atlanta), it’s very difficult to get adequate vitamin D without supplementation. The fact that your D-3 is much higher than your D-2 suggests that you are taking supplemental D-3 or you are getting adequate sunlight (or a combination). Both D-2 and D-3 are converted in the kidney to the active form of vitamin D, called 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D. (Only people with kidney disease require this form of vitamin D supplementation.) This is the form that is necessary for bone health and has a role in maintaining many other processes in the body. It is not yet clear whether supplemental vitamin D will reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, but an ongoing study hopes to answer that question. It’s the overall vitamin D number that you need to be concerned about, not the individual components, so there is no need for a D-2 supplement. I generally prefer D-3 for supplementing; it seems to provide better levels and lasts longer. The target overall blood level remains controversial, with some experts saying that over 20 is adequate, while others recommend levels of 40 (or even higher). However, virtually everyone would agree that your level of 40 does not need treatment. I would not recommend further supplementation or changing your diet for the sake of vitamin D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Every time my husband finishes a meal, he starts to sneeze. Not only once, but maybe five or six times. Is this normal? Why does he do this? — E.C. ANSWER: Sneezing is a neurological reflex, normally triggered by inflammation in the nasal passages, such as in people with upper respiratory tract infections or people with allergic rhinitis. However, some people can develop nasal discharge while eating (this is called “gustatory rhinitis”), and this may trigger the sneeze reflex. I often have been asked why people don’t sneeze once, but several times in a row. The answer is that while sneezing propels the fluid in the nasal passages a surprising distance and at considerable velocity, it does not immediately stop the inflammation, which is the trigger for the sneeze.


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Gwinnett schools recognize top counselors pal Christine Douthart. “She reminds all of us that our connections with students can make all the difference in the As part of National School world.” Counseling Week, Gwinnett Douthart was also recogCounty Public Schools named nized by the school district as the district’s counselors of the Counselor Administrator of the year in a press release on the Year. The award is named Friday. after Mary Joe Hannaford. Ferguson Elementary School According to the counselors counselor Sherry Ferguson at Five Forks Middle School, was named Elementary School Douthart believes in a compreCounselor of the Year. Ferhensive school counseling proguson is described by her gram that gives counselors two peers as someone that readily important things: space and a recognizes the need to support place — “space” to implement academic, social and emotional interventions and initiatives growth by assisting students that support school needs, and and staff in various ways. a “place” for counselors in all Five Forks Middle School areas of the school, including counselor Laura Ross is the leadership. Middle School Counselor of Lanier High School counthe Year. selor Bobby Gueh was named “She is without a doubt Secondary School Counselor a true champion,” said Five of the Year. Forks Middle School princi“The rhythm and cadence By Trevor McNaBoe trevor.mcnaboe

he has with words makes someone want to sit and listen to his wisdom for hours,” Lanier High School principal Dr. Christopher Martin said. “He has the ability to create connections with others that are of the utmost sincerity and genuineness despite any differences.” GCPS assistant superintendent for high schools Anthony Smith received the Louise Radloff Advocate of the Year award. Smith formerly was the principal of Duluth High School and was nominated for the award by the school’s counseling team. Duluth counselors said Smith works tirelessly to ensure students graduate on time and has a unique ability to diffuse situations with humor. Hull Middle School counselor Teshia Stovall Dula received the final counselor award, Counselor Writer of the Year.

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Starlight U.S. Multi-Family buys Lawrenceville apartment complex By curT yeoMaNs


Lori Buckheister, vice president for Advancement at Georgia Gwinnett College, presented a special recognition plaque to Micah Seibel, the college’s 5,000th graduate, at a recent social event for GGC alumni. The Lawrenceville resident graduated from GGC in December 2017, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in international relations. (Special Photo)

The Landmark at Coventry Pointe apartment complex in Lawrenceville has a new owner. CBRE Capital Markets announced it arranged the sale of the 250-unit complex, located at 100 Veranda Chase Drive, to Starlight U.S. Multi-Family’s ValueAdd Fund. The company did not disclose the purchase price in its announcement. “Investors are flocking to suburban areas like Lawrenceville due to its population surge and offering of quality products like Coventry Pointe with enormous upside potential,” CBRE Capital Markets Senior Vice President Shea Campbell said in a statement. “This community fea-

Starlight U.S. Multi-Family’s Value-Add Fund recently purchased the 250-unit Landmark at Coventry Pointe apartment complex in Lawrenceville in a sale arranged by CBRE Capital Markets.

tures some of the largest floor plans and is one of the few properties in the submarket that hasn’t undergone wholesale interior renovations, providing a unique opportunity for the new owner.” Landmark at Coventry Pointe was built in 2002 and has 17 residential build-

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ings, a clubhouse, a laundry center, two tennis courts, a dog park, a carwash, a playground and a walking trail. The clubhouse has a kitchen and computer stations. CBRE officials said the complex had a 95 percent occupancy rate when it was sold.

Great Wolf Lodge resort coming to state

Local families looking for a vacation getaway won’t have to travel far once an indoor water and adventure park resort opens later this spring in LaGrange. Great Wolf Lodge, a national hotel and water park chain, is set to open its first property in Georgia in late May, marking the company’s 16th location. The resort, which offers everything from indoor water slides and wave pools to a ropes course and zip-lining, as well as kid’s activities and dining and shopping, will be the company’s largest yet, with the water park occupying 100,000 square feet of space and the indoor adventure park totaling 40,000 square feet. The hotel will hold 457 rooms over seven floors and offer 18,000 square feet of office and meeting space. “This really is going to be our flagship resort moving forward,” said Jason Lasecki, director of corporate communications for Great Wolf Resorts. “It really is the prototype of where we want to take the brand and it’s kind of the best-of-the-best of all the Great Wolf brought together under one roof. There are some new and innovative things that we’ve not debuted before, so we’re super excited.” Those new features include first-of-their-kind water slides — the Rapid Racer and Triple Thunder — a multi-level, interactive water fort tree house, the Oasis — an exclusive, adult-only area adjacent to the outdoor pool that will have chaise lounge chairs, a private hot tub and

Great Wolf Lodge, a national hotel and water park chain, is set to open its first property in Georgia in late May, marking the company’s 16th location. The water park will occupy 100,000 square feet of space. The resorts are known for their indoor water and adventure parks. (Special Photos)

quick drop and you go into a funnel and then it drops you again, then you get to the saucer portion that spins you around, then you drop into the next one and out you go,” Furnas said. “There are other slides that have these elements but none exactly like (this).” Though the water park will only be accessible to hotel guests and birthday party reservations — the average $199 per night room price includes length of stay, Great Wolf’s mascot wolves will also inhabit the resort. check-in and check-out day an inside-outside bar so par- or sister or friends and you access to the water park — ents can drink by the pool — get loaded into tubes at the the indoor adventure park indoor bowling, an arcade, a same time by a conveyor and will be open to the public. miniature golf course, a food off you go down the slide. “We don’t sell day hall and outpost bar, and a There are other racer (slides) passes to the water park for a locally sourced, farm-toout there where you find out couple of reasons,” Lasecki table type restaurant. who wins at the bottom, but said. “One, our lifeguards “The two new slides will these two are connected in can better scan the water be new to North America,” a way that at different parts if there’s not a plethora of Great Wolf LaGrange Genalong the slide, you’re going people inside of it, and it’s eral Manager Keith Furnas next to each other so you can also just a convenience and said. “They’re the first of see who’s winning.” comfort factor for the guests their kind in North America Triple Thunder, Furnas that are staying there. You’re for both indoor and outdoor said, is another action slide, not going to have to queue (water parks). The Rapid though it serves as a raft and up for 30 or 40 minutes to Racer is a unique racer slide can hold up to four people. ride the slides; you’re going where you can take a brother “It starts off with a nice, to have to wait maybe five or

10 minutes. The water park is designed and built to mirror the number of guests that we have in the hotel at any given time.” Located about 100 miles southwest of Gwinnett County, LaGrange was chosen for its accessibility from Columbus, Montgomery and even parts of Florida and Tennessee, Furnas said, though he added it is also far enough from the Atlanta area to make a quick getaway feel like a real vacation. “That’s kind of a key factor,” he said. “You’re on a getaway with your family and you want to actually feel like you’re going someplace and an hour, hour-and-a-half in a car gives you that sense that ‘OK, we are going away from home,’ so it plays well into that.” Lasecki said though Great Wolf is still several months from opening, there has been “great excitement” about it. “In the last two years, we’ve opened four resorts and so far, the bookings for this resort are the strongest

out of the four,” he said. “There’s clearly a lot of excitement and anticipation for this property to open.” Reservations for the resort are now open for bookings beginning May 31, and patrons can receive up to 30 percent off the standard rate by booking by March 23. Water park passes are included in the nightly price and every night’s stay allows park access from 1 p.m. the day of arrival until close of the departure date. Towels and life jackets are provided by the lodge and lifeguards are always on duty. Check-in will begin at 4 p.m. and check-out will be at 11 a.m., though late checkout packages are available. The water park will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The resort will also be hiring about 600 employees prior to opening. For more information, visit

Sunday, February 11, 2018 • 5A

Annual Valentine’s Day events return to Norcross By Isabel Hughes

From 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, as in past years, the city will offer free carriage rides, an opLove will soon be in the portunity to be serenaded air in downtown Norcross by a traveling barber shop as part of the city’s annual quartet, a photo booth and Valentine’s Day A Night a vow renewal ceremony. to Remember. The evening, a Norcross

classic, is intended to spread love for one night. “Let the city of Norcross and its downtown merchants cast a romantic spell over you and enjoy all that our captivating city has to offer,” a news release said. “We look

•From Page 1A Butler (Peachtree Ridge), basketball player Joyce Pierce (Norcross), softball player Michelle Green (Duluth) and golfer James Mason (Duluth). “I am so excited that the ninth annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will continue its tradition of deserving inductees and a great keynote speaker,” GCPS Foundation president David Seago said. “Bobby Cox is such a great fit for our community and I’m really looking forward to his comments prior to the introduction of this year’s class. This would be a great event if all we did was honor these athletes and coaches and hear their great stories, but to be able to also raise funds for the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation in support of our teachers and students makes this a special night. “This is one of those events that when you head home, you will know you were in the right place on April 30. The foundation board of directors sincerely appreciates the support of the Gwinnett community.” Francoeur is one of Gwinnett’s most decorated high school athletes, guiding Parkview’s football and baseball teams to state championships his final two high school seasons. He turned down a football scholarship to Clemson and signed with the hometown Atlanta Braves, who drafted him in the first round and gave him a then-record $2.2 million signing bonus. He burst on the MLB scene in 2005, hitting .300 with 14 home runs and 45 RBIs in just 70 games, finishing third in rookie of the year voting and appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He followed that up with a pair of 100-RBI seasons and earned a Gold Glove

St. and the photo booth will be stationed on South Peachtree near 45 S. Peachtree St. The city is also asking residents to share why they love downtown Norcross merchants and their sweetheart on Twitter

at @CityofNorcross and on Facebook at facebook. com/CityofNorcross. The social media hashtag this year is #IheartNorcross. For more information, visit aplacetoimagine. com/events/holidaysfestivals.


•From Page 1A Extending his feet, Tolbert examined his tuxedo pant leg, showing off his recently buffed patentleather dress shoes. “I most enjoy the dancing; it’s nice,” he said. “I got to go in the limo and it was nice, too, but I also like the red carpet and stuff. I have three dates — Alli, her and the other one.” Landress, Brock and Puckett laughed as Tolbert named them, Brock teasing the teen, “I’m the ‘her?’” Good natured, the girls smiled at their date, the three enjoying being “buddies” to the special guest. “It’s been fantastic — the best night of the year,” Landress said. “I haven’t done it before, but it’s just great.” “It’s fulfilling to know you’re spending your night with someone who is so sweet and loving, like Joshua,” Puckett said. “It’s just really fulfilling to be here, because he deserves it.” Suwanee resident and event volunteer Lisa Glynn echoed the girls, remarking on the shift in perception about people with special needs from when

forward to seeing you on South Peachtree Street and hope you fall even more in love with your sweetheart and our downtown merchants.” Carriage rides will leave from Taste of Britain, located at 73 S. Peachtree

Above, Ashley McCormick takes her turn at the mic on the karaoke stage at the Night to Shine prom Friday night. Left, Miss University of Georgia Holly Haynes joins prom guests and fellow volunteers for a selfie. (Photos: Anthony Stalcup)

she was a child. “Back in the day when I was a kid, people with special needs weren’t integrated in the schools,” she said. “There was always this air of mystery of what that is, but now, with my kids growing up, they’ve gone to school with people who have physical or mental disabilities and I believe that whole bullying thing has really been depleted. I really think there’s this sense of ownership the

kids have to the kids with special needs.” That ownership is exactly what Miller hoped for when she first started the dances, said her mother, Dawn Carr. “She met a young man, David O’Callahan, when she was working with (people with special needs) and they’ve been to seven proms together,” Carr said. “They met her freshman year of high school and have (been

friends) since.” That friendship inspired Miller to found Happy Feat, which holds events and programs for people with special needs throughout the year. But Miller said the prom is the highlight of the annual calendar and the event people most look forward to. “Seeing everyone so happy and having so much fun is just my favorite part,” she said. “Tonight is


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Arizona Cardinals punter Drew Butler (2) kicks against the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. Butler was named to the Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-USA Today Sports)

for his defense, eventually playing 12 MLB seasons before his retirement after the 2016 season. Butler, a member of Peachtree Ridge’s 2006 state title team, was an All-American punter at Georgia and won the Ray Guy Award in 2009 as the nation’s top punter. He averaged 42.9 yards per punt in four NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals from 2012-16, following in the footsteps of his father Kevin, a longtime NFL standout and the first kicker inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Pierce is best known for her stellar college career at Georgia Tech, where she played in the early 1990s before a professional basketball career in France. The Norcross product was a three-time All-ACC selection and an honorable mention All-American for the Yellow Jackets, finishing her career in the top-five in school history in nine categories, including a school-record 430 made free throws. Her 596 points as a junior also set a single-season Tech record. She led the Yellow Jackets in scoring and rebounding three straight years and finished with 37 double-doubles, tied for second all-time at Tech.

Green, one of Gwinnett’s best in softball, led Duluth to a high school state championship with her pitching and hitting, then continued her success as a pitcher for the Georgia Bulldogs. She was a two-time AllAmerican and two-time SEC Pitcher of the Year at UGA from 2002-05, helping her team to a pair of SEC championships. In addition to her softball accolades, Green also finished her high school basketball career as Duluth’s all-time leading scorer. Hall of fame inductions are nothing new to Mason, who is already a member of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame after a career that has flourished since he turned 50. He earned four letters with the Auburn golf team, which he joined as a walk-on, and began a long career in the golf industry as a teaching professional. He worked at Sky Valley Country Club from 1975-91, then worked at Jimmy Mozley’s Golf Center in Lawrenceville. He is a teaching pro at The Orchard Golf and Country Club in Clarkesville, and is the reigning Georgia Senior Open champion. Mason has been one of Georgia’s top most accomplished pro golfers for decades, including success on the PGA

not only an opportunity for our (special) friends, but for our buddies. We’re just including everyone and the inclusiveness is just awesome. The whole dynamic of the night is just about them, and it’s just one night, but it’s amazing. These buddies — and their special friends — will remember it for the rest of their lives.” As the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” came through the speakers, the

crowd of dancers erupted in cheers, teens and adults throwing their hands in the air. With the lyrics “Tonight’s gonna be a good night” ringing through the room and its surrounding hallways, it was most certainly an unforgettable one. “Lucy always say, we think we’re helping our special friends,” Carr said. “But really, we’re changing our community.”


system — Sherrod said few people know that it should be serviced every year — changing air filters What: Ninth anevery season and having nual Gwinnett County air ducts cleaned every Sports Hall of Fame other year. Induction Dinner “You’re cooking and When: April 30 there’s smoke and all the Where: Infinite Energy other things that accuForum Grand Ballroom Noteworthy: The mulate over time,” she business-casual dinner said. “You’re breathing will feature keynote this in every time it spins speaker and Baseball out from those vents, so Hall of Famer Bobby it should be super imporCox, as well as class tant to get those air ducts of 2018 inductees clean.” Jeff Francoeur, Drew Sherrod said homeownButler, Joyce Pierce, ers shouldn’t stop there, Michelle Green and however, especially those James Mason For more information who are thinking of putting and tickets: https:// their house on the market soon. events “People always ask Schedule: me, ‘What do you think 6 p.m. VIP reception are the smartest things 7:15 p.m. Induction I can do to upgrade my Dinner home?’” she said. “There 8 p.m. Keynote are two words: kitchen and speaker bathroom. You will always see a return — on average, about an 88 percent return Tour’s Champions Tour. He has competed in more — on kitchens and baththan 200 Champions Tour rooms. Not only are you events, earning more then enjoying it while you’re there, but that’s what buy$3 million and winning the 2002 NFL Golf Clas- ers look for. Kitchens are the heart of the home, and sic. kitchens sell homes.” “I am super excited Updating an older about our ninth annual kitchen doesn’t need to sports hall of fame class cost tens of thousands of representing male and dollars, though, Sherrod female athletes from throughout the county in said. “Say, for instance, baseball, softball, basketyou’ve got cabinets that ball, golf and football,” GCPS Foundation senior are in pretty good shape,” executive director Aaron she said. “Maybe we paint them, add some new Lupuloff said. “This year’s inductees continue hardware — and at the bare minimum right now the tradition of not only you need to have granite being extraordinarily counter tops — and buyers skilled in their craft, but always like to see enalso having very high ergy efficient appliances. character and integrity.” That’s a smart upgrade Tickets to the Gwinbecause you can have a nett County Sports good quality of life while Hall of Fame Induction you’re living there and (the Dinner are currently on appliances) are saving you sale online, as are tables money.” and sponsorships. The Hand-in-hand with evening features a VIP reception followed by the energy efficiency is smart induction dinner, emceed technologies for the home, Sherrod said, which by Buck Lanford of Fox includes smart thermo5 TV in Atlanta. For more information, stats, smart smoke detectors, smart door locks and go to gcps-foundation. even smart yard irrigation org/events.

systems. “More than 70 percent of home buyers out today are millennials,” Sherrod said, “and the problem with these millennials is they’ve grown up on convenience and (technological) shortcuts. When polled, at least seven out of 10 millennials say that the expectation — not the wish, not the hope, but the expectation — for any house they’re going to buy is that it’s smart-home enabled and has smart technology.” But those smart devices need not break the bank, Sherrod said. Smart thermostats, which cost around $250, actually save the consumer about $200 per year on electricity through their technology, Sherrod said, and smart irrigation, though one of the more expensive systems — it costs an average of $2,000 — saves on annual water bills, because water is not being wasted by using a hose to irrigate front and back yards. Safety, too, is a big factor, Sherrod stressed. “Two out of three inhome fire related deaths are due to improperly working or disconnected alarms,” she said. “With these smart alarms, you don’t have to worry about those batteries or them being disconnected. They can even tell between smoke from (burnt) cooking and actual fire.” Similarly, Sherrod said smart locks are becoming more popular due to their safety components. She acknowledged, however, that many people are wary about getting the keyless locks for their homes and that it’s one of the most polarizing technologies. Still, she stressed that even if you’re not thinking of putting your home on the market any time soon, these basic upgrades won’t hurt. “It’s better to get out ahead,” she said, “than have to lose money on (decreased) sale value later.”

6A • SundAy, FebruAry 11, 2018

New voter info materials unveiled Ga. telemedicine as Suwanee-area poll site changes spreading with room to grow By Curt yeoMAns


Voters who live in one Suwanee area precinct recently got the distinction of being the first people to see the new way Gwinnett County notifies residents that their polling location has changed. The county sent out pamphlets Jan. 30 to about 1,600 voters who had traditionally cast their ballots at Shadowbrook Baptist Church to let them know they needed to go to a different location in the future. That precinct’s polling location has

changed to the Suwanee library branch, located at 361 Main St. It marked the first time Gwinnett County has used tri-fold bilingual pamphlets to distribute voter information. “The pamphlet, printed in English and in Spanish, will include the voter’s polling location and all political districts for the residential address,” county officials said in a statement. “Voters should keep these notifications for their records; however, they are not required in order to vote.” The new pamphlets replace the system where

the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office sent out postcards that contained all of a voter’s polling precinct and political district. Residents in the affected Suwanee-area precinct got the distinction of being the first to receive the pamphlets because, according to county officials, Shadowbrook Baptist Church opted to not continue serving as a voting poll. In addition to being sent out when residents first register to vote or when their polling location changes, the pamphlets will also be sent out when

a person changes the address or name listed on the registration paperwork. County officials said voters who notice errors in the name or address listed in their pamphlet are asked to provide correct information using a return envelop provided with the pamphlet. They can also use the Secretary of State Office’s My Voter Page at www. to check their polling location, their registration information, absentee ballot request status, early voting locations and sample ballots for upcoming elections.

By Andy Miller

Georgia Health News

Telemedicine is expanding in Georgia, yet there’s still “a long way to go’’ before it reaches its full potential, the state’s public health commissioner said Tuesday. Dr. Patrick O’Neal said access to health care in rural Georgia” is a challenge for all of us.” But telemedicine, he said, is often the only way for many rural patients to get access to specialist care. O’Neal made his remarks Tuesday at an event to lateral branches. Choose The first year, blackPatrick celebrate branches that grow laterberry plants from shoots O’Neal Telehealth ally from the trunk and that are referred to as Day at the state Capitol. not in an upright patprimocanes consisting of Telehealth has increased tern to encourage a low vegetative growth. In the over the past five years in branching growth pattern. second year, the stalks In the summer, select four become floricanes, which rural America as technology or five branches that will produce flowers and fruit. has improved. That technology allows two-way, realbe the scaffolds of this After the fruit is hartime interactive communitree. Remove other shoots vested, prune out all the cation between the patient from the tree. Like apples floricanes since they will and a medical provider at a and pears, thinning of the no longer produce fruit. distant site. fruit is also necessary to Blackberries of all types The growth of telemedipromote a good crop. tend to form suckers from Blueberries are natheir roots. Remove them cine in Georgia continued recently with news of two tive to Georgia and have so the plant can devote initiatives. minimal pest troubles. its resources to producA new federal grant will They require full sun and ing healthy growth and allow Augusta University well-drained acidic soils. abundant quality fruit. Rabbiteye blueberries are The plants do not require to create a two-way conthe most adaptable, procross-pollination between nection with emergency ductive and pest-free of different varieties to pro- rooms at five rural hospitals, providing remote the three types of blueber- duce fruit. consultation and health ries. Early season varietIf given the proper care services to their ER ies of rabbiteye bluebercare, these fruit trees patients. The five hospitals ries include Climax, and can produce abundantly. Premier, midseason variWhen choosing fruit trees are Miller County Hospital in Colquitt, Crisp Reeties include Brightwell, consider their maintegional Hospital in Cordele, and Powderblue, and late nance requirements and Emanuel Medical Center season varieties include provide the appropriate in Swainsboro, Washington Delite, and Tiftblue. Blue- growing conditions to berries are not self-fruitful ensure fresh fruit for your County Regional Medical Center in Sandersville, and meaning they require the dinner table. planting of a minimum of The 2018 annual Gwin- Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington. two different varieties for nett County Extension “Residents of rural the plants to pollinate and Plant Sale offers several set fruit. plants, including blueber- communities often lack sufficient access to health Blackberries are easy ries, apples, figs, native care services and specialto grow and thrive once azaleas and other plants ized treatments, with no established. There are at affordable prices. To other option than to travel two types of blackberries: download an order form, upright and trailing variet- go to the Extension web- long distances to Augusta ies. The upright types site at www.ugaextension. or forego treatment completely,” Augusta University can be planted as a shrub org/gwinnett and go to and used to form a hedge. the middle of the page to President Brooks Keel said in a statement. However, the trailing ones download an order form. And another new teleform long vines that need You can also contact the health program will allow to be supported on a trel- Gwinnett County Exten100 diabetic patients in rural lis or some other strucsion office for one to be Central and South Georgia ture. The trailing varieties mailed to you. to monitor their diabetes have thorns while the Timothy Daly is an erect types may or may Agricultural and Natural from home and interact with not have them. Arapaho Resource Extension Agent their doctors using a tablet provided to them, the Maand Navajo are erect, with UGA Extension thornless and are available Gwinnett. He can be con- con Telegraph reported. Public Health said teleat the 2018 UGA Extentacted at 678-377-4011or health services in Georgia sion Plant Sale.

Fruiting plants provide fresh summer treats Gardening in Gwinnett

Tim Daly aged ones. Thinning the fruit, which is removing several of the small fruits leaving only one every six to eight inches, is required to produce a good crop each year. Pear trees are similar to apples regarding pruning, fertilizing and site requirements. Most varieties require another for crosspollination. Pear trees can be somewhat challenging to grow since they are susceptible to the bacterial fireblight disease. The preferred types for our area include Orient and Waite, both of which have resistance to fireblight, and Spalding with fruit that ripens early. Bartlett pears, which are the most well-known variety, do poorly in our climate and should not be planted. Georgia is known as the peach state. Surprisingly, growing peaches is somewhat of a challenge for a homeowner since many pests trouble peach trees, and they require a spray program. Peaches are self-fruitful, meaning that they do not need another variety for cross-pollination. Many varieties thrive in our area. After planting, prune the crown of the tree at the height of 18 to 24 inches from the ground, and remove any

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Charles Evans


Betty Pickett

Mrs. Betty Kathleen Forester Pickett, age 79, passed away on October 28, 2017. Funeral Services will be held on February 17, 2018 at 2 PM in Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Grayson, GA with Rev. John McClung officiating. Buford, GA Mrs. Pickett was a native Richard Dennis Fla- of Lawrenceville and had lived at Lake Sinclair for nigan, Sr. the past 30 years where she Richard Dennis Flanigan, enjoyed fishing. She was Sr., age 65, of Albany, GA the daughter of the late passed away Tuesday, Feb- James Spurgeon Forster ruary 6, 2018. Flanigan and Ledora Landress Funeral Home Forester and was preceded Hoschton, GA in death by her brothers: Charles Forester, Ed Charles Thomas Forester, Bill Forester, Jay Gregg Forester, Hubert Forester; Charles Thomas Gregg, and sister, Berthell Crane. age 74, of Hoschton, GA She is survived by her passed away Thursday, husband of 61 years, James February 8, 2018. Flani“Jim” Pickett, Sr.; son, gan Funeral Home Jim Pickett Jr. (Donna) of Eatonton; grandchildren, Buford April Pickett Reiff, Jimbo Donald Wilbert Pickett, Jackie Pickett Markham Bozeman, Macy Pickett Singer, and Cody Pickett; Donald Wilbert 13 great grandchildren; Markham, age 82, passed away February 9, 2018. Charles Evans, age 63, of Flowery Branch passed away on February 8, 2018.

brother, Clarence Forester (Penny); sister, Geraldine Elliott; brother in law, John. B. Pickett of Knoxville, TN; and sister in laws, Caroline Forester, and Hazel Hawkins.Arrangements by Williams White Columns Funeral Home.

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Kenneth B. “Ken” Thompson Ken Thompson, age 90, Sugar Hill passed away on February 8, 2018.


John F. Schlesinger John F. Schlesinger, 62, of Dawsonville died February 8, 2018. He worked at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in the auto parts department for 23 years until his retirement. John is survived by his wife, Pam Burt Schlesinger and other relatives. Memorial services will be held on Saturday February 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.Arrangements by Bearden Funeral Home 15 photos are available with all Obituaries and Death Notices


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Mr. Wallace Ziprik, Jr. Wallace Ziprik Jr, age 80, of Lawrenceville, departed this life Friday January 26, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents Marion E Ziprik, Wallace Ziprik Sr, first wife Fran Ziprik and second wife Linda Ziprik. Wallace was an Eagle Scout, a 1955 graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School, a 1959 graduate

of North Georgia College, a Captain in the US Army Air Defense, was a member of Freemasonry for over 50 years and was a Master Mason at Blue Mountain Lodge in Dahlonega, a Masonic Lodge working under the Grand Lodge of Georgia of Free and Accepted Masons. Wallace had long career, starting with Sears Roebucks, later working for Allis-Chalmers, Southern Industrial Trucks and Tommy’s Diesel Service before finally retiring. He is survived by his children: Russell & Terry Ziprik, Wallace III &

Kim Ziprik, Franchette & Lance Richards, Micah Yarbrough & Lisa Bayliss, Mike & Vicky Yarbrough, Jack Yarbrough; Grandchildren: Zachary, Justin, Ethan, Kayla, Logan and Brianna. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 17 at 2 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Marietta/ Woodstock, on Jamison Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Arrangements by Lakeside Funeral Home

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Fruit trees are quite popular among homeowners. The fruit can be eaten fresh, used for baking, for preserving and in ice cream. Some fruit trees are easier to grow than others are, but all require appropriate care for them to bear fruit. Figs, apples, pears and peaches are the most widely planted. Also, small fruits such as blueberries and blackberries thrive in the home landscape. Figs are relatively easy to grow. They need to be planted in full sun with fertile, well-drained soil. They can grow 20 to 30 feet in height; however, pruning the trees in late winter will help them stay at a manageable height. Avoid excessive fertilization, which can reduce fruit production. Two popular varieties are Celeste, which has light brown to small violet fruit, and Brown Turkey, which has a large bronze colored fruit. They do not require another variety for cross-pollination. Apple trees require full sun since shade will reduce fruit production. You should purchase two or more varieties that flower at the same time to get cross-pollination for the fruit to form. Several varieties thrive in our area, including Gala, which is red and ripens in mid-summer and Red Delicious, which ripens in late summer to early fall. Prune the trees in February or early March to keep them growing in an upright pattern. Remove branches that are growing downwards, suckers, crisscrossing ones, and broken or dam-

include maternal fetal medicine, HIV services and counseling, infectious disease care, psychiatry, pediatric emergency and critical care, hospital ICU, acute stroke and general neurology. These connections can deliver needed medical services to schools, homes, ambulances and other remote sites, said Jimmy Lewis, CEO of HomeTown Health, an association of rural hospitals in Georgia. “It levels the specialist shortage [for rural patients] by providing access remotely to cardiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists and psychologists’’ who are in urban areas, Lewis said recently. Public Health runs 25 specialty telemedicine centers across the state, O’Neal said, adding that support from Gov. Nathan Deal “has been absolutely amazing.” The CEO of the Global/ Georgia Partnership for Telehealth, Rena Brewer, said Tuesday that Georgia has among the most robust networks in the U.S. D.D. Fritch of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta said that the pediatric organization has seen 7,000 patients through telemedicine since 2009. And Dr. Gregory Esper of Emory said telehealth success areas include dermatology, eye care and electronic ICUs. More than 6,000 Georgians have received eyeglasses through the VA’s telemedicine program, Esper said. One big challenge for growing telemedicine is getting insurer reimbursement for the physicians who do the remote consulting. O’Neal said. Increasing broadband capacity through rural areas is necessary as well, he said. Meanwhile, a recent federal decision to end “net neutrality’’ rules has sparked concerns about potential damage to rural health care and telemedicine. Rather than treat all Internet traffic equally, telecom companies will be able to divide the web into slow and fast “lanes.” The companies could charge more for faster connections. A slow lane, though, would disrupt the strong connectivity needed for telemedicine. “Anything that will slow transmission makes me concerned,’’ O’Neal told GHN.



SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018 • 7A

Police: Texas trio trafficked $1M of meth to Norcross BY ISABEL HUGHES

A Texas family is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Jail after officials say they transported more than $1 million worth of methamphetamine from their home state to a Norcross home. San Juana Barrera, 56, and her two sons, Alex Perez, 37, and Cresencio Perez, 32, were arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine more than

400 grams after Gwinnett this home was not a lab.” County Police Department It was not immediately investigators executed a known if the liquid meth search warrant on the Lindwas going to be transported sey Court home Jan. 25, an elsewhere for conversion incident report said. or what its final destination Officials found about 18 was. Alex Cresencio kilograms of crystal meth and San Juana Evans also said the exact Perez Perez Barrera approximately three gallons street value was also not of liquid meth, Drug Enforcement liquid form,” Evans said. “Most of immediately known. Administration agent Rob Evans the methamphetamine we’re seeing “Crystal meth is a solid and is said. coming across the border now is generally thought to be 95 percent “We got involved because in liquid form and it’s Mexican in pure, but there are more factors (police) asked for a DEA Hazmat origin. It’s then converted, in a con- with the liquid (form),” he said. unit for the meth that was found in version lab to a solid form, though “There’s the (factor) of how much

it costs to make the meth, its purity and what it sells for per pound or per gram. We don’t have any hard and fast numbers for (this bust’s) value, though we normally give the low end when we estimate (its worth).” It was not immediately clear if the U.S. Attorney’s Office will pursue the case or whether it will remain in Gwinnett County Superior Court. It was bound over to the Superior Court by a Magistrate Court judge following a Feb. 2 hearing.

Car stolen in Suwanee area Police looking for identity found burning near Auburn of suspected wallet thieves BY CURT YEOMANS



A car that was stolen from a residence near Suwanee on Wednesday was later found on fire at a vacant home near Auburn, and county officials are asking for help finding out who did it. Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Service Capt. Tommy Rutledge said the 2007 black Ford Fusion was discovered at the home on the 1200 block of Mount Moriah Road by a passerby at about 3:27 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle was believed to have been stolen sometime between 3 and 8 a.m. Officials are labeling it an arson case. “The person(s) responsible for the nefarious acts will likely face multiple criminal charges to include: Theft of Motor Vehicle and Second-Degree Arson, both felonies,” Rutledge said in a statement. Rutledge said police and firefighters who responded to the 911 call about the

Gwinnett County fire investigators are looking for the person who is believed to have stolen this 2007 black Ford Fusion from a residence near Suwanee and later set it on fire at a vacant home near Auburn. (Special Photo)

burning car did not see anyone at the home or with the car when they arrived. A report had been filed with police department and both the Georgia and national crime information databases when the car was reported stolen. Law enforcement connected the two crimes when the first officer who arrived at the home on Mount Moriah Road did a computer search on the license plate number. At that point, fire investigators were called in to

Gwinnett police are trying to identify three people who were caught on surveillance video at a grocery store stealing an elderly woman’s wallet. On Feb. 2, the trio was seen at a Publix on Sugarloaf Parkway in unincorporated Lawrenceville distracting the woman in order to steal her wallet, said Cpl. Michele Pihera, spokeswoman for the Gwinnett County Police Department. “In the video, you can see one of the suspects carrying on a conversation with the woman while the other two suspects move near her to steal her wallet,” Pihera said. “The Gwinnett County Police Department needs the public’s help in identifying

help with the case. The heat and flames from the fire completely destroyed car, officials said. Rutledge said anyone who has information about the theft of the car or the arson, including information about who is responsible, is asked to call fire investigators at 678-5184890 or the Georgia Arson Control Hotline at 1-800282-5804. There is a reward of up to $10,000 from Georgia Arson Control Inc. BY ISABEL HUGHES for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Police are looking for these suspects, who were joined by a third, who distracted an elderly woman to steal her wallet at Publix. (Special Photo)

(the) three suspects.” One of the suspects, a woman, is seen in the video carrying a pink stuffed caterpillar, another woman is seen pushing a shopping cart and a man wearing green is seen walking around the produce section of the store. Anyone with information related to the case is asked to contact Gwinnett detectives

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New principals named at Lanier Middle, Mountain Park Elem. BY TREVOR MCNABOE trevor.mcnaboe

Gwinnett County Public Schools announced the appointment of two new principals in a press release Friday morning. Brian Walker will take over as principal of Mountain Park Elementary School, while Bryce Fulcher was named

principal at Lanier Middle School. Walker, currently an assistant principal Brian at Craig Walker Elementary School, will transition to his new position after the school’s current principal, Dr. Allan Gee, completes

his move to Rock Springs Elementary School. Walker has been an assistant Bryce principal Fulcher since 2009, also serving in that role at Woodward Mills Elementary. He has been an educator in Gwinnett County since

2000. Fulcher, an assistant principal at Pickneyville Middle School, will succeed Todd Hamilton, who announced that he will be retiring at the end of the school year.

Fulcher has been an employee of Gwinnett County Public Schools since 2003 with stops at Norcross High School, Mill Creek High School and Mountain View High School.


In 2011, he moved into an administrative role, first as an administrative intern from 2011-12 before becoming an assistant principal at Pickneyville for the past six years.


Two Gwinnett Waffle Houses serving up Valentine’s dinners BY CURT YEOMANS

Waffle House officials are encouraging lovebirds to make reservations to enjoy a Valentine’s Day date at the eatery. Two locations in Gwinnett County are among the 170 spots nationwide participating in the event. (Photo: Courtesy of Waffle House / Facebook)

Love is in the air? Eh, maybe. Love is all around? Perhaps. Love is scattered, smothered and covered at some local Waffle Houses Wednesday? Yes, definitely. The restaurant chain will turn some of its locations, including two in Buford and Lawrenceville, into love nests for Valentine’s Day. Yellow color schemes will be out and red and white will be in for the day. It’s also the only time of the year that customers can reserve a table at the place that some might consider a southern staple. “A perfect Valentine’s dinner consists of soft music, great food and a welcoming atmosphere,” Waffle House CEO Walt Ehmer said. “And we have all three waiting for those who are ready.” The local participating Waffle Houses are located at 4115 Buford Drive in Buford and 1205 Lakes Parkway in Lawrenceville. Staff will put out white tablecloths and place red

paper over the lights to dim the lighting. Some roses will be stuffed into Waffle House mugs — they can be used for more than just serving coffee — and put on the tables as well. The two participating Gwinnett locations are among 170 Waffle Houses in 19 states that will offer the special Valentine’s dining service. It began a decade ago with one location in Johns Creek and it would seem people love their lovin’ with a side of hashbrowns because it has only gotten bigger since then. “This tradition grows every year, and now we are the must-have reservations for Valentine’s Day,” Ehmer

said. “It’s really a bucketlist experience.” Although Waffle House is taking reservations, officials said they are filling up fast. Reservations can be made at Those interested can also call the Buford location at 404-680-7747 (ask for Rita Lynch) or the Lawrenceville location at 678-886-8117 (ask for Janice Jenkins). And Waffle House officials don’t want the special night to go by without letting the world know about it. It’s asking anyone who takes advantage of the special service to post a selfie on social media, with the hashtag #WaffleHouseDate, so “the entire Waffle Nation can celebrate with you.”

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Gwinnett teen set to graduate college at 19, pursue film roles BY TREVOR MCNABOE | At age 19, most people are worried about choosing a major in college. For Mya Morton, her concern is getting ready for college graduation and focusing on the next step in her life. Morton wants to become an actor, a passion she said began in middle school. “My parents wouldn’t let me act when I was in Kuwait, so once I graduated high school and my mother moved back to Kuwait, I started taking classes and going to auditions,” Morton said. Although she’s still a teenager, Morton is wise beyond her years, something that can be attributed to the journey that has spanned more than 7,200 miles and will conclude in May with one short walk across the stage at Georgia State University’s commencement. Before enrolling in college, she moved across the world from South Georgia to Kuwait at age 7. She enjoyed her time overseas, but wanted to return home and have a typical American high school experience. After her sophomore year, she moved back to Georgia with her mother and enrolled at Parkview High School. “I didn’t know a whole lot of

people when I came here,” Morton said. “This area is really big on sports, and I was really focused on other things other than sports. When I was given the opportunity to finish quicker, I took it.” Because of her school structure in Kuwait, she was prepared for the increased workload dual enrollment would bring and enrolled at Georgia Gwinnett College. In her senior year at Parkview, she not only finished up courses for her high school diploma, but also completed her elective courses for college. After graduation from Parkview, she transferred from GGC to Georgia State University and moved to Atlanta. She chose to major in sports administration after being exposed to it while a member of the Parkview DECA Club. “I didn’t even know it was a degree,” Morton said. “DECA had a portion of it in sports business, and that was a path I thought I might want to go down.” Morton has fast-tracked her education by taking advantage of not only dual enrollment in high school, but also taking a full course load of summer classes each year.

“I wasn’t a big fan of school, and in my last year of high school, I realized that I could potentially have four more years of school with college,” Morton said. “That wasn’t going to work for me, so I started taking a bunch of online classes.” Morton now has the chance to walk across the stage at graduation in May, rather than in 2020 like most students her age. Graduating at a young age and being by herself is something she has embraced — she says she isn’t worried by the thought of her parents and support system being thousands of miles away. “I’ve always been a bit independent,” Morton said. “My parents would work 12-hour days while I was younger, so I learned how to be by myself for a good amount of time.” Morton said she got serious about acting when she began school at Georgia State and moved into the city to get involved in the acting scene.


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Mya Morton, left, graduated from Parkview in 2016 and is set to graduate from Georgia State University this spring. Above, Morton is pictured on the set of a film in Birmingham, Ala., called “IBBUR.” (Special Photos)

Shows like “The Walking Dead,” “Stranger Things” and “Vampire Diaries” have been filmed in Atlanta, as well as movies like “The Hunger Games” and 2017 Oscar-nominated “Hidden Figures,” making The Empire City of the South a busy place in the entertainment industry. Looking ahead toward the future she wants to be in movies and plans on going and getting her master’s degree in film. “I want to be able to get into the filmmaking side,” Morton

said. “It’s truly difficult to get into this industry. Everyone wants to act and be on TV, but if you can also direct and film, it makes you a more attractive person to work with.” She plans on taking a year off and devoting it to going to auditions and trying to perfect her craft of writing, shooting and acting in her own films before enrolling in a masters program. “I’m going to try and get as far as I can in Atlanta, and then we’ll see where it goes,” Morton said.

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Duluth, Johns Creek Civitan clubs honor area clergy BY JAY JONES

pastors and others who work in faith to serve others. The event marks the clubs’ 14th The Civitan clubs of Du- year of hosting the breakfast. luth and Johns Creek joined “We hold it mainly to Tuesday to honor area clergy recognize the clergy in our for their work and sacrifices area. We recognize the hard they make to serve their work, the study and the communities. dedication they put in to be a Over 30 clergy members minister,” Couch said. “It’s a of all faiths gathered at daily and a weekly job, you Perimeter Church in Johns know, and we lean on them Creek for the annual break- to be the first, as caregivers, fast hosted by the two civic and second, to teach the rest groups. Terry Couch, an of us.” event organizer who works Clergy recognition is closely with both clubs, a tradition across Civitan said it is essential to take a International and based moment to say thank you on the story of “The Four to ministers, rabbis, priests, Chaplains” from World Special to the Daily Post

War II. The chaplains, one Catholic, one Jewish and two Protestants, were aboard the USS Dorchester on Feb. 3, 1943, in the north Atlantic and heading to Europe with 905 soldiers on board when a torpedo from a German submarine struck the ship. The chaplains distributed life jackets and worked to calm everyone. With no more life jackets remaining, the chaplains took off their life jackets and gave them to young soldiers. The chaplains perished, but witnesses recalled seeing the men locked in arms on the slanting deck praying to “the

one God each of them loved and served.” Caleb Click, the Young Adults pastor at Perimeter Church, was the guest speaker and touched on the example of the Four Chaplains. He said that sacrifice to serve others is at the very heart of God. Click said the chaplains had “in their hands the means of their salvation yet in that moment they handed the very thing that would have saved them to others because they would rather sink with the ship then let others perish.” He said, “It’s a beautiful thing. It’s a glorious thing. It’s the kind of thing that no matter what your faith or creed it catches your attention. Whenever we see sacrificial love, it captures us.”

Click encouraged the clergy in continuing their work as an example to their congregations and others in the community to help one another. He said that God’s heart is mysterious except when he is living in the heart of others and to “not just praise Him with our lips but with our lives.” Ministers from Duluth attending included those from Duluth First United Methodist Church, Rainbow Village, Korean Church of Atlanta, Parkview Baptist, Old Peachtree Presbyterian and Epic Faith. Ministers from Johns Creek attending included those from Congregation Dor Tamid, Johns Creek Christian Church, Johns Creek Presbyterian, Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, Johns Creek United

Methodist Church, Led by God Christian Church, Johns Creek Baptist Church and Perimeter Church. Kim Stufflet, the president-elect of the Duluth Civitan Club, thanked the clergy for the work and sacrifices of themselves and their families. “I talked to some people in preparing for this today, and I asked them what are some of the things you are thankful for with your clergy?” she said. They said they are “thankful that you glad us through difficult times, through highs and lows. I can’t imagine the unbelievable highs and lows you endure on a weekly basis. “Thank you for caring. Thank you for the emails and texts and for taking care of us as a community.”

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Community Calendar prints periodically and as space permits. Send items for the Community Calendar to or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA, 30046. Please include event name, time and date, location, with address, phone number, and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.

Feb. 11


The fourth annual Suwanee Gateway Half Marathon will begin at 7 a.m. Feb. 11 at Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. Proceeds from the race will benefit Suwanee Public Art. For more information, visit or call 770-377-7763. The Gwinnett County Public Library and the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County are hosting Tracing Your Roots — African-American Genealogy Workshop at 3 p.m. Feb. 11. The event will take place at the Dacula library, 265 Dacula Road,

Dacula. For more information, visit or call 770-978-5154.

Feb. 12

The city of Norcross will host Movie Monday at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center, 10 College St., Norcross. The movie will be “Manchester by the Sea.” For more information, visit If you sew, quilt, knit or crochet, join your fellow crafters to make garments and bedding for disadvantaged newborns at in northeast Georgia at the Tiny Stitches Snellville Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 12 at Eastside Hosptial, South Campus, Room H2U, 2160 Fountain Drive in Snellville. All materials, patterns and instructions are provided. For more information, contact Karen Fulford at 770-638-46892 or k.fulford@

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The city of Norcross will host A Norcross Night to Remember: Valentine’s Day Celebration with carriage rides, vow renewals, a photo booth and more. For more information, visit A historically themed Valentine Dance: Along Memory Lane will feature light appetizers, dinner, music and dancing in the Superior Court Ballroom at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 W. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. The cost is $75 per couple. For more information, visit www. or call 770-822-5450.

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Shafer announces nearly $1.6M raised for lt. gov. campaign

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Shafer’s campaign fundraising report shows he has more cash on hand — $1.48 million to be exact — than his two main Republican opponents, former Sen. Rick Jeffares and former Rep. Geoff Duncan, have raised combined. Jeffares reported raising $708,353 so far with $421,933.87 in cash on hand, and Duncan reported raising $720,958.72 to date with $516,228.61 in cash on hand.

“No one knows the 48th State Senate District better than Senator David Shafer, and no one knows Johns Creek better than Mayor Mike Bodker,” Reeves said in a statement. “I am honored to have earned their support. People have responded to a campaign having the top priority of reducing the state income tax.”

pledges. The group is seeking support for an Article V convention to propose a constitutional amendment for congressional term limits. “The tremendous support for term limits among Georgia lawmakers shows that there are candidates and seated legislators who — Sen. David Shafer are willing to listen to the majority of voters who want term limits,” U.S. Thursday morning with Term Limits President paign,” Shafer said. “They Brockway, Chandler less than a month to go Philip Blumel said in a know I am a proven, consign term limit statement. “America needs before qualifying begins servative leader who will convention pledges a Congress that will be for the seat. To date, stand up to powerful speA national nonpartiserved by citizen legislathe campaign said it has cial interests like the NFL, Reeves receives san group pushing for a raised nearly $1.6 million. speak up for our veterans, endorsements from constitutional amendment tors, not career politi“I’m humbled by the and never quit the fight for Shafer, Johns Creek to implement congressio- cians.” The latest signatures investment that Georgians lower taxes and better jobs mayor in Senate race nal term limits announced bring the number of are making into our cam- for working families.” Sen. David Shafer and it has Georgia legislators who Johns Creek Mayor Mike received have signed term limit Bodker are endorsing support pledges to 15, includattorney Matt Reeves in from ing 14 state representathe open five new tives. Rep. David Clark, Senate Georgia District 48 legislators, R-Buford, previously race. including signed a pledge. There are also six legislative canReeves two from Buzz Brockway didates, including House is running Gwinnett Distr ct 102 candidate to replace County. USE CODE: GDP20 Zach Procter and Senate Shafer U.S. District 48 candidate Matt in the Term Matt Reeves, who have signed seat and Limits Reeves is facing said Reps. pledges. Republican gubernatoopposition so far from Buzz Democrat Zahra KarinBrockway, rial candidates Hunter Hill and Marc Alan Urbach shak. In addition to the R-Lawhave signed pledges as new endorsements, Reeves renceville, Joyce Chandler also announced this past and Joyce well. Political Notebook apweek that he has raised Chandler, pears in the Wednesday more than $140,000, with R-Grayson, are among more than $117,000 in those who recently signed and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post. cash on hand. term limits convention

Curt Yeomans Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth, announced this past week that his campaign for lieutenant governor has nearly $1.5 million in cash on hand after the recent reporting deadline passed. The Shafer campaign announced the figures

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Prison reform: Time is now It didn’t seem to fit in President Trump’s State of the Union address, perhaps something tossed in at the last minute, like a garnish. But there it was: “As America regains its strength, opportunity must be extended to all citizens. That is why this year we will embark on reforming our prisons, to help former inmates who have served their time get a second chance at life.” Like Richard Nixon opening the door to China, only a Republican could propose prison reform and not be labeled “soft on crime.” It is not news that American prisons are overcrowded, Cal cost too Thomas much to maintain and warehouse men and women, many of whom should not be there. There ought to be an alternative for nonviolent, nonlethal offenders. Those being released from prison should be offered a second chance without the mark of Cain being stamped on them. One step in that direction may be a recent story in The Washington Post. Ron Nelsen owns a garage door company in Las Vegas, but has had trouble finding people to work for him because of the falling unemployment rate. His assistant handed him a resume, and when Nelsen looked at it he discovered the applicant’s recent jobs were all in a state prison. Nelsen decided to interview the man, Ian Black. “He was articulate and respectful, and he told me he’d been an idiot when he was younger.” Still apprehensive, Nelsen took a chance on the convicted burglar and hired him. Black is part of a work release program. His parole hearing is set for this month. Nelsen calls Black “my best worker.” Nelsen is not alone. As the Post reports, more businesses are starting to give ex-convicts a second chance. This is not some liberal “feel-good” idea. Even the conservative Koch Industries is hiring former inmates. Mark Holden, general counsel for Koch Industries, is quoted as saying, “What someone did on their worst day doesn’t define them forever.” Ask yourself which approach is likely to cut the recidivism rate, which remains especially high for those who can’t find meaningful work: A spirit of forgiveness, mercy and a second chance or branding someone as irredeemable? The question should answer itself. If he follows through on his promise, President Trump has an opportunity to go where few have gone before. As with his promise to free poor minority children from their failed public schools, reforming America’s prison system and, indeed, America’s approach to incarceration, which has done little to redeem or reform anyone, would be a lasting legacy. According to the nonprofit, nonpartisan Prison Policy Initiative (PPI), which compiles data on our criminal justice system, “The American criminal justice system holds more than 2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 901 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,163 local jails and 76 Indian Country jails, as well as in military prisons, immigration detention facilities, civil commitment centers and prisons in the U.S. territories.” One in five prisoners in the federal prison system is there for nonviolent drug offenses. At the state and local levels it is different and although most of the incarcerated are there for infractions unrelated to drugs, most states continue to arrest people for drug possession. As the PPI notes, “Drug arrests give residents of over-policed communities criminal records, which then reduce employment prospects and increase the likelihood of longer sentences for any future offenses.” The trend of hiring former inmates who have served time for nonviolent offenses should be encouraged. Most prisoners will return to society. Will society welcome them with a job and a second chance, thus reducing the recidivism rate, or ostracize them and increase the chances they will commit new crimes against new victims in order to survive? Ron Nelsen is setting a good example. Others should follow, because who among us has not needed a second chance at something? Readers may email Cal Thomas at

Big Game isn’t so big Down Under I found myself in London, England, once on the day they were playing the World Cup finals just across the channel in Paris. It was a bizarre experience. Great Britain wasn’t playing, mind you. They had been defeated by France in the semifinals when an unfortunate Brit player kicked the ball into the wrong goal. But it was the World Cup finals, and when my buddy and I ventured out to find something to see, the city was eerily deserted. There was no one on the streets, and I’m talking from the West End to Piccadilly Circus. It was like one of those science fiction movies where life had been extinguished on Earth, leaving the buildings and monuments intact. Jerry Seinfeld was supposed to be playing the Palladium. His gig was canceled due to lack of interest. But when the game was over, and France had upset Brazil, people came pouring out into the streets by the hundreds of thousands. They appeared from every flat, every pub, every private building, screaming “Vive la France!” and waving the red, white and blue bars of their historic rivals. We were engulfed by Brits celebrating the upset victory over Brazil. The next day we took the Chunnel to Paris and the city

Darrell Huckaby was still upside down. It was one of the most extreme environments I have ever observed, and I’ve been to the Rose Bowl, World Series, NCAA Basketball Finals and live wrestling at the Porterdale gymnasium. It was bedlam. Being a stranger in a strange land, I didn’t get it at all. Now I told you all that to tell you this. This week I had the exact opposite experience. I was 8,223 miles from home, on the different side of the International Date Line and underneath the equator when they played the Super Bowl on Sunday. Except it was Monday afternoon here in New Zealand. This entire country goes crazy over a rugby team called the All Blacks, but nobody seemed to be aware that there is such a game as the Super Bowl and wouldn’t know Tom Brady from Thomas Jefferson. Now, the truth be told, I don’t particularly care about the NFL myself. I’ve never had enough passion left over after a college

football Saturday to get really involved in what the pros were doing on Sunday, and last year when the NFL, by their inaction against such, condoned wealthy employees to spit in the face of our nation and our nation’s flag, I began exercising my constitutional right to protest by boy cotting The League. I folded my NFL fantasy team and made it a point not to be in the same room where an NFL game was being broadcast for two full years. But I do not live in a vacuum, and I was aware of what had been going on in the pro ranks, especially once the playoff season began. I am an American. I can pull against Tom Brady and Bill Belichick and the dynastic New England Patriots with the best of them. I drove through North Carolina a couple of Sundays ago and listened on the radio as the Jacksonville Jaguars tried to dethrone the Kings of Football, only to meet the same fate as the Atlanta Falcons had in last winter’s big game. Honesty compels me to admit that I was interested in the outcome of Sunday’s game and was pulling hard for the Philadelphia Eagles, primarily because my friend Shelly Van Brocklin is a huge Eagles fan. Her daddy played quarterback for the Eagles during their championship season which culminated with a win over the

Green Bay Packers in 1960. I wanted to see Shelly be made happy. I boarded an airplane to fly from Auckland to Queenstown just as the teams kicked off. Two-and-a-half hours later we landed and through the magic of my iPhone I learned that the Eagles were actually clinging by the skin of one tooth to a narrow lead. We boarded our bus for the journey into town, and while the breathtaking scenery rolled past my window, I kept my eyes glued to my screen waiting for the score to change. At first I thought the Patriots would come back from the dead as they always have, but then the clock began to tick down and the good guys — imagine calling the Eagles the good guys — scored an insurance field goal and suddenly the game was over. I announced the score to my group and a cheer erupted, but then we went back to gazing at scenery with the realization that we were the only ones in the entire country, perhaps the entire hemisphere, who cared. And we didn’t care all that much. I found myself hoping that Jerry Seinfeld was performing somewhere down under. I bet he would have had a full house. Darrell Huckaby is an author in Rockdale County. Email him at

Once again, the state of the column can’t be overstated My Fellow Georgians: I come before you today to submit my annual State of the Column address! (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!) I can state to you unequivocally that the state of this state cannot be overstated! (Yay! Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!) Let me say at the outset that I know that the New York Times (Boo!) will be fact-checking every statement I make. (Boo! Boo!) My friends, it’s a fact that I don’t care what the New York Times thinks! (Standing ovation!) The year 2017 was one of challenges. I am pleased to tell you that we met those challenges with a barrage of nouns, verbs, subordinate clauses, a few compound sentences and a lot of misplaced commas! And I have only begun to conjugate! (Thunderous applause.) As has been the long-standing tradition of this column, we were able to offend an evergrowing number of the humorimpaired this past year. (Boo! Pfft!) They include supercilious liberals who have turned tuttuting into an art form. (Boo! Pfft!) Bible thumpers, who can cite a Biblical injunction against women preachers but see nothing wrong with carrying a .357 Magnum to church in case they need to violate that silly Commandment about not killing anybody. (Ha! Ha! Ha!) Athletic supporters at

weapons in their cars. (Shame! Shame!) I consider these knee jerks about as relevant to our society as snail poop. If these bucketheads are role models, Dr Pepper is a heart surgeon. (Ha! Ha! That’s telling ’em!) All in all, it was a very good year, but this column can never Dick rest on its glorious past. We Yarbrough must continue to look ahead to the future. (Clap! Clap! Clap!) You-Know-Where Institute To quote my esteemed colof Technology (Buzz! Buzz!) league, Junior E. Lee, genwho tell me they wanted UGA eral manager of the Yarbrough scholar-athletes to win the state Worldwide Media and Pest football championship this year Control Company, located in because they intend to “put a Greater Garfield, Georgia, and a whipping on the dogs (sic) next pest control professional: “The year, as we have done for two past is prologue and the future of the last four years!!!” (Roars isn’t analogue.” I have no idea of laughter! Shouts of “Woof! what that means but Junior Woof!” More laughter!) would get his feelings hurt if I I discovered this year a didn’t mention his name today. heretofore unknown genus of In this coming year, I will humor-impaired known as genu continue to push my School adducendum est, which transDaze initiative in which our lates generally as “knee jerks.” intrepid public servants in the These are the jerks that take a Legislature (Boo! Hiss!) will knee whenever they hear the na- spend a thankless week in the tional anthem played, especially classroom while public school if they can get themselves seen teachers get wined and dined on national television (Pfft! under the Gold Dome by lizardDouble pfft!) They claim they loafered lobbyists! (Yeah! Yeah! are protesting police brutality. Clap! Clap! Clap!) (Boo!) They might want to take I will not flinch in my efa moment and consider those forts to get Sept. 23 declared among their number who abuse a national holiday. That is women, sire babies they will the birthday of Ray Charles never see — let alone support Robinson of Albany, Ga., the — and who snort drugs while greatest singer in the history of driving around with unlicensed the world. (Amen! You go, Ray

Charles Robinson!) I will continue to fight to make this state broccoli-free while promoting the health benefits of banana pudding! (Hooray! Clap! Clap!) I will oppose illegal immigration by constructing a wall from Dade County to Rabun County and cover it in kudzu so loud-talking, know-it-all Yankees can’t come down here and make fun of how we talk! (Dang right!) As for the Dreamers — those who are already here — we will let them stay if they learn to drink sweet tea. (Only mild applause.) And finally, I will not rest until there is a national signing day for high school band members on ESPN. (Standing ovation!) In closing, my fellow Georgians, let me say what a privilege it has been to serve as your modest and muchbeloved columnist for another year. (Clap! Clap! Clap!) God bless you. God bless the Great State of Georgia and God bless the University of Georgia, the nation’s oldest state-chartered university and the nation with which it stands. Thank you and thank God this chore is over. (Sustained standing ovation!) You can reach Dick Yarbrough at dick@dickyarbrough. com; at P.O. Box 725373, Atlanta, Georgia 31139 or on Facebook at www.facebook. com/dickyarb. CLOSE TO HOME John McPherson

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PUBLIC HEARINGS PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Housing Authority of Gwinnett County shall hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. The meeting shall take place at the offices of Mahaffey Pickens Tucker, LLP located at 1550 North Brown Road, Suite 125, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043. 928-532849, 2/11 NOTICE OF ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLE The following vehicle(s) was (were) initially removed from 2010 Santenay Dr., Marietta Ga 30008. It is (they are) presently located at 2010 Santenay Dr., Marietta Ga 30008 in possession of Crest Automotive & Truck Repair. Attempts to locate the owner have been unsuccessful. The vehicle is deemed abandoned under O.C.G.A. 40-11-2 and will be disposed of it not redeemed. This notice is given pursuant to Georgia Law. Year: 2005 Make: HARLEY Model:2S Color: BLK VIN: 1HD1FFW135Y625859 928-531628, 2/4,11 “NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2018 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act known as the “Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Act of 1965,” approved March 10, 1965 (Ga. L. 1965, p. 2243), as amended; and for other purposes.” 928-532804, 2/11

PUBLIC SALES/ AUCTIONS Gwinnett Daily Post– GWINNETT county legal ads PS101 Auction dates February 20th and February 21rst NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to the Georgia Self-Service Storage Facility Act, Ga. Code Ann. §§ 10-4210 et seq., the undersigned will conduct a public auction on February 20th and February 21rst the below-listed units. Each of the below units generally contain the following: furniture, clothing, tools, and other household/business items. PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 08464 10860 STATE BRIDGE ROAD. ALPHARETTA GA 30022 (678) 513-8185 February 20th 2018 9:30 AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: 2017 Monique Hall 3007 Pascaline Njemo 3009 Debra Tison 3019 Alicia Chambers 4009 Kwan Bannister 5017 Rodney Daniel 6247 Raices Goodwin 6276 Sheldon Reynold Jr 6381 Craig Small Jr 6446 Richard O Jaji 7008 CECIL B. DAY INVESTMENT COMPANY PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 25719 3550 PEACHTREE PKWY. SUWANEE, GA 30024-1031 (678) 513-8185 February 20th 2018 10:00 AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: A138 Naomi Ransom B354 Natalie Shakhnovsky C500 Krysta Owens C5625 samantha Aguila C5643 Clevetta Prather C5655 KEVIN McKELLEGET C5676 Kazondra Smith C5699 Matthew Clark C5707 KEVIN McKELLEGET D629 MICHAEL SANDERS D6740 Natalie Shakhnovsky D697 James Austin PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 25778 3900 MCGINNIS FERRY RD SUWANEE, GA 30024 (678) 513-8185 February 20th 2018 10:00 AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: A2026 Jermaine Simmons A2027 Naomi Ransom A2080 Alexander Jiles A3010 Motunrayo Iruedo A4044 Kenyata Ruffin A4077 Badikambudi Kazadi B1020 Charlene Purchas B2038 Andromache Snyder B2069 Brandy Curry PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY : 25595 66 OLD PEACHTREE RD. SUWANEE, GA 30024 (770) 338-1271 February 20th 2018 11:00 AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: 00125 Jauhara Johnson 00165 Bryon Deibler 00177 Latanya Bottley 00234 R a c h a e l Massey 00313 Danny Johns 00500 Charles Nicholes 0907 kevin patilla 1059 Terry Cecil 2001 M A R W I N SMITH 3002 Michael Tolliver 3010 Markeeda Addison 3014 Michel Doricent 4006 Lamarr Green 4007 Nigel Blackman 4019 Mayker Ricardo 4025 Jarrell Simms 4048 Lakita Robinson 4075 Kelly Roop PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 28158 495 BUFORD DR. LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (770) 338-1271 February 20th 2018 11:30AM

STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: 125 Angela Bernard 229X Claren Crutcher 311X Rahjene Walker 312 Monica Bonds 413 The Marena Group, Inc 422 Jennifer Granados 434 Steven Williams 541 Ibrahim Huballah 636 The Marena Group, Inc 646 Cynthia Kay Jackson PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY : 08465 1856 RIVERSIDE PKWY. LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30043 (770) 237-5010 February 20th 2018 11:30AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: 1014 R O O S E V E LT FLEMING 3047 Joseph Thompson 4015 Kennisha Crosby 4039 Corinne Acoff 4046 Tracy Battle 5047 London Thomas 5142 Elaine Boone 5193 Shaina Simpson 5200 N i c k k o l Bridgewater 5219 Seara Prom 5228 Juan Molina 5233 Olin Taylor 5311 Latasha Lewis 5354 A n t o n i o Mcpherson 5393 Chantelle Knuycky 5398 Gerald Washington 5444 Cynthia Davis 6005 Tiajuana Archie 6139 Chuck Neal 6155 Lansing Hardeman PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 08054 1395 PLEASANT HILL DR.. LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30044 (770) 925-9784 February 21rst 2018 9:30AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS 1504 Joseph Lawler 4001 TOBY SELLS CREATURE MAKEUP FX SHOP, LLC 4517 Hal Chandler 5503 Victor Garcia 5520 Tydius Sheats 5526 Deloise Lee 6091 Carl Payne 6122 N i c h o l e Whelchel 6219 Tytanesha Ivory 6220 Melissa Gladney 6503 F I N N I E Z WALKER 6531 Mickey Diggs 7531 Alexander Serrano 8509 Cedric Williams 8519 Charles Carlisle PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 25982 2423 PLEASANT HILL ROAD DULUTH, GA 30096 (770) 416-1069 February 21rst 2018 10:00AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS A064 Maurice Murry A237 Waletha Bush A293 Nakeisha Evans A368D Jahan Muhammad A369 Helen Carter A407 Anthony Robinson A430 Jennifer Fripp A447 Christopher Andrews A458 Melinda Hall A467A Devon Hillman B022 Jean Bazne C552 Dennis Williamson C577 Teeonnica Gooden C585 Damekia Hendrix C593 Vicki Wall PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 08057 4474 SATELLITE BLVD. DULUTH, GA 30096 (770) 416-1069 February 21rst 2018 10:30AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS 0108 Francisco Ruiz 0204 David Taft 0210 Paul Banks Jr 0218 Shonquita Evans 0323 Brian Donaldson 0369 clarence walwyn 0409 Kai Lewis 0415 Paul Federico 0417 MOST USA 0501 Alain joel Ntegmi 0511 Terrie Hill 0513 Ebony Witherspoon 0514 delvoni harris 0525 Elmo Taylor 0804 Juan Fuenzalida 0917 Daniel Armstrong 2103 Ebony Miller 3134 Patrick Mcintosh 5041 Kanaiya Henderson 6062 Kedra Archie PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 08056 3865 PEACHTREE INDUSTRIAL BLVD. DULUTH, GA 30096 (770) 416-1069 February 21rst 2018 11:00AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS 0116 Pierre Jackson 0136 Senell Young 0166 Tamika Ruskin 0266 Guillermo Jones 0285 Justin Roberson 0335 Ashley Gordon 0350 Erica Campbell 0371 Tiffany Wyche 0497 Myrna Martin 0567 John Martinez 0571 Bertrand Ivey 0616 Heloise Flowers 0649 Tyesha Peak 0656 Kevin Moses 0718 Constance Agee-Goldwire 0732 Christopher Brown 0831 Amgad Gobran 0843 Marlon Washington All sales are subject to cancellation. Public auction terms, rules, and regulations will be made available prior to the sale. Dated this 4th day of February 2018 and 11th day of February 2018 by PS OrangeCo, Inc., 701 Western Avenue, Glendale, CA 91201. (818) 244-8080, Bond No. 6004928. 929-529163, 2/4,11



Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 4750 Nelson Brogdon Blvd Buford GA February 27th, 2018 at 11:00am Christina Cater Unit 816 personal belongings & boxes, Candice Mounsey Unit 433 furniture, Wilhelmina Westbrook Unit 601 household items, Agapao INC Unit 419 merchandise, Jennifer Adkins Unit 214 boxes household goods furniture, Rodney Mobley Unit 711 boxes and trunk, Agapao INC Unit 669 clothing, David Thomas Unit 117 household goods. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. 929-532508, 2/11,18

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: Location: Extra Space Storage 2790 Braselton Hwy Dacula, GA 30019 Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Time: 2:00 PM 750 Geoff Dale Personal, Household., Furniture 186 Jacqueline Hill House Hold Items 623 tiste Goods

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664 Aaron Ford Lewis Jr Books, Boxes Home Items 1009 Johnathon Head Queen mattress bedroom set. Dining table living room table love seat possibly refrigerator small personal belongings 654 Carmen Rivera Household Goods 717 Furniture

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732 Brett Lancaster Household Items Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. 929-531228, 2/11,18 NOTICE Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 1172 Auburn Rd Dacula GA 30019, 770-236-0688 @ 02/27/2018 @ 3:00 PM 633: Gerald Martin-Household Items 511: Clay Smith-Household Items, Grille 166: Yvonne M PillertHousehold Items 180: Diana Kennedysmallest unit avail, totes, and small items 708: Timothy DaugettHousehold Items furniture and boxes 949: Jeannette Tate- Furniture and household items 231: Adrian Mitchell- Sofa, chase lounge, king size bed, with platform bed, small dining table, boxes and misc household items Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. 929-531299, 2/11,18 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to the Georgia Self-Service Storage Facility Act, Ga. Code Ann. §§ 10-4210 et seq., the undersigned will conduct a public auction on February 22nd, 2018 of the below-listed units. Each of the below units generally contain the following: furniture, clothing, tools, and other household/business items. PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 28138 3679 McElroy Rd Doraville, GA. 30340 (770) 452-8144 TIME: 9:30 AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: A031–FRAZIER, JAMES A111–Lincoln, Jonathan B024–Watson, Fredrick B027–Candelaria, Keivey C027–Martin, Stephen C035–Hamilton, Laray E022–Burleigh, Matthew F615–Sweatte, Greg F827–Marchena, Caterine F850–Butler, Gregory F862–Valentin, Rashida F863–Truss Iii, Robert F872–Barros, Angelika PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 28149 3055 Jones Mill Rd Peachtree Corners, GA. 30071 (770) 447-9755 TIME: 10:00 AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: 200–Hall, Anthony 237–Ragland, Amber 238–Chiem, Chanthea 258–Erwin, Sherrie 281–harper, tequirah 320–Gipson, Deonte 350–Cox, Reynaldo 357–Ford, Gricela 387–Mosley, Catice 487–Thompson, Nicole 544B–Samuels, Eddie PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 29104 3265 Holcomb Bridge Rd Peachtree Corners, GA. 30092 (770) 449-0384 TIME: 10:30 AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: 1223–Sands, Bianca R 2101–Alleyne, Michelle

PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 20171 6289 Jimmy Carter Blvd Norcross, GA. 30071 (770) 416-9275 TIME: 11:00 AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: A009–SORTO, JULIA A016–Chriss, Devonja A021–Juarez, Edgar A031–Peeks, Demetrius A034–Hardman, Anthony A035–Wright, Angela B015–Jua, Raphael B025–Williams, Brandi B051–Johnson, Leslia C018–Hinton, Corey C029–Briggs, Raven C039–Isom, Tramont C042–Reese, Nicole D011–carmichael, ira D041–Colbert, Wilbert D045–Holmes, Charles E071–Heath, Samuel E090–Gowdy, Letavia E100–Haynes, Caesare F025–Marshall, thomasina G020–Whitt, Philip PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 28150 6770 Dawson Blvd Norcross, GA. 30093 (770) 448-2130 TIME: 11:30 AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: C125–Brown, Harold D143–Calhoun, Edward E101–Tribbet, Randy E105–Wilson, Leoni E160–GARCIA, JOSE PABLO E163–Coleman, Anastasia F136–borges, julio F140–Mcknight, Tashika G170–Cedeno, Yoel H135–Jackson, Jannell H139–Canizales Rivera, Arturo H185–pettiford, renee I121–Canizales Rivera, Arturo J176–Touri, Melissa J234–Gonzalez, Isabel OS17–LEWIS, JAMES Chevy Camaro Last 4 Vin# 5304 OS29–Lopez -Torres, Maria GMC Envoy Last 4 Vin#6231 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to the Georgia Self-Service Storage Facility Act, Ga. Code Ann. §§ 10-4210 et seq., the undersigned will conduct a public auction on February 23rd, 2018 of the below-listed units. Each of the below units generally contain the following: furniture, clothing, tools, and other household/business items. PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 20489 6000 Lawrenceville Hwy. Tucker, GA. 30084 (770) 923-9400 TIME: 9:30 AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: B008–Knighton, carmen C103–Lopez, Neydin E009–Ayers, Christopher F020–Washington, Pamela F027–Woldemicael, Yerusalem G058–Thomas, Tijuana G084–brumbalow, Richard PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 08049 5010 Jimmy Carter Blvd Norcross, GA. 30093 (770) 446-8358 TIME: 10:00 AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: 0108–Garcia, Hugo 0227–Ashby, Lester 0346–Thomas, Deborah 0402–WESTBROOKS, TAJSHIANA 0414–Labady, Margarette 0429–Walden, Larry 0433–Leonard, Sophia 0514–Steward, Angela 0538–Terry, Michael 0601–Morales, Jose 0615–Magee, Rick 0616–Morales, Darien 0621–Kennedy, Shaena 0652–WOODS, FREDERIC 0734–Cruz, Jose 0742–Thompson, Omar 0748–Seals, Salihah 0812–Ekoue-Gomido, Adamah 0817–KRASNECK, RAYMOND 0930–Magna, Maria 1022–HINES Jr, LEROY 1129–Wilson, Ashley 2017–PEREZ ACUNA, CARLOS PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 29135 1755 Indian Trail Rd Norcross, GA. 30093 (678) 924-0203 TIME: 10:30 AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: 1034–Hayes, Monique 1062–Montgomery, Darrell 1206–Nixon Jr, Jerome 1218–Garth, Lashone 1268–Penso-Williams, Blaine 1287–Martin, Korinna 1314–Stewart, Zach 1324–Marcus, Pamela 1344–Jones, Melissa 2093–Clivens, Jwayne 2097–Kelly, Brandon 2113–Perry, Shydonya 2125–Knight, Rhonda 2172–Epps, Kendrick 2204–Moore, Tasha 2216–Garth, Veronica 2300–Bennett, Erica 2306–WOOD, DARRYL 2407–Rutledge, JoAnna 2410–McCraw, Tynetta 3004–Bogan, China 3008–ANGLES, SUSAN 3021–Sharp, Marrissa 3154–Jennings, Jasmine 3351–Middleton, Cora D001–HOLLEMAN, LUCY D002–Zamora-Vega, Agustin E003–Garcia, Jose E023–BINEY, DANIEL E024–Morales, Eduardo E053–Oda, Akilah PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 24346 615 Indian Trail Rd Lilburn, GA. 30047 (770) 638-0498 TIME: 11:00 AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: A021–Byrd, Waymon A022–Aragon, Tonya B072–Harris II, Stanley B083–Proby, Carla C008–Hoque, Fakhrul C029–HOWARD, VANETTA C030–Woods, Linda E006–Gomez, Alejandra PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 21901 95 Arcado Rd Lilburn, GA. 30047 (770) 638-9211 TIME: 11:30 AM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: B026–Hoskins, Daryl B049–Brown, Chauncy B065–Miller, Ebonye B110–Richter, Jonathan B124–Argueta, Jose C008–Mills, Chelsea C047–Wiley, Comelena E

PUBLIC SALES/ AUCTIONS E039–Pagani, Marcelo E047–Thomas, Lajoh E049–Cooper, Doreen F032–Haley, Marcus PUBLIC STORAGE PROPERTY: 23106 460 Beaver Ruin Rd Lilburn, GA. 30047 (770) 638-1196 TIME: 12:00 PM STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: B109–Brown, Lasophia B114–Manning, Tranea D179–Miller, Russell D187–Lillard, Gregory E286–HALL, KAREN E289–Rushin, Tiffany E311–Sabur, Nurriyyah E321–jones, chantea E338–Gilmere, Darius E357–Wyatt, Arnell F372–Patillar, Courtney F381–Massey, Cenobia F432–Sanchez, Karen G544–Fain, Amy All sales are subject to cancellation. Public auction terms, rules, and regulations will be made available prior to the sale. Dated this 4th day of February 2018 and 11th day of February 2018 by PS Orangeco, Inc., 701 Western Avenue, Glendale, CA 91201. (818) 244-8080, Bond No. 6004928. 929-529118, 2/4,11 NOTICE Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 4257 Buford Drive, Buford, GA 30518, February 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM Paula Blackburn Unit 627 clothes, pictures, lamps, season décor, vacuum, mirror, bedding Conswella Benson Unit 6206 chair, table, washer, bags, bike, boxes, clothes, fake tree, rake, buffet, hairdryer Conswella Benson Unit 6202 chair, couch, mattress, table, bags, bike, boxes, pictures, totes, tool box, stool basket James Evans Unit 6092 chair, jeep rims, china cabinet, bags, boxes, shelves Claire Hinds Unit 112 dresser, table, printer, bags, boxes, books, clothes, totes, chair, desk, shelves, exercise equipment Dawne Loggins Unit 624 video camera, bags, boxes, clothes Sheila Evans Unit 626 table, bags, boxes, clothes, shoes, totes, ladder, fan cooler, toaster, crate, luggage, lawn chair Jason Sanders Unit 6079 wall art, golf clubs, ladder, lawn chairs, couch, boxes, totes Kiera Griffin Unit 6225 mattress, bags, boxes, clothes, shoes, totes, shelves, yoga ball, broom, wrapping paper, hat Robin Gulley Unit 6287 car topper, file box, car seat, wood, clothes, tool box Jason Sanders Unit 6292 bed, chair, table, boxes, pictures, wine chiller, air compressor, bread maker, furniture Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. 929-531426, 2/11,18 LIVE AUCTION MULTIPLE FACILITIES – MULTIPLE UNITS Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 4755 Nelson Brogdon Blvd. NE Sugar Hill, GA 30518, 02/27/2018, 10:00 AM Virginia Lincoln Unit 735 Personal belongings, antiques, wood Selena Miller Unit 255 Household Items Cheryl Taylor Unit 238 Household Items Jason Waller Unit 147 Household Items Thomas Winkler Unit 493 Household Goods Jared Smith Unit 757 Boxes, Furniture Brian Atchley Unit 209 Household Items Tiffany Lewis Unit 226 Household Items Zeira Torres-Lopez Unit 266 Household Goods Unreka Legrant Unit 490 Household Items LeeAnna Mitchell Unit 723 Household Items Brandy Teer Unit 449 Household Items Eudelio Cruz Unit 315 3 Bedroom House Brittany Skipper Unit 142 Household Items Melanie Thurston Unit 681 Boxes Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. 929-532414, 2/11,18 Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 2050 Gravel Springs Rd, Buford, GA 30519, February 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM William Robert Unit C1003 Boxes, Totes, Xmas Items, Carpet Vacuum Samir Pjevic Unit C1032 Grill. Boxes, Totes, BBQ Grill, Sporting Gear P





Paula Bradley Unit C1040 Chair, Mattress, Box Springs, Ent. Center Patricia Kouamo Akam Unit C2045 Refrigerators, Sofa, Furniture, Luggage, Boxes, Box Springs, Mattress Sheena Carr Unit A225 Boxes, Hand Trucks, Books, Filing Cabinets, End Tables, Sofa, Bags, Totes Chrisoula Baikos Unit C2083 Washer, Dryer, Furniture, Chainsaw, Bread Maker, Computer items, Bags, Hutch, Chairs Rachel Brown Unit C2110 Mattress, Boxes, Drum Set, Treadmill, Tables, Furniture, Loveseat Phyllis Spears Unit C2131 Boxes, Lam, Clothes, Luggage Chrisoula Baikos Unit F813 Boxes, Bags, Mattress, Wood Chair, Bike, Printer Phyllis Spears Unit E619 Boxes, Bags, Ladder, Wood Work, Chairs, Artwork Kevin Williams Unit C2037 Table, Rugs, Chairs, Grill, Boxes, Computer, Weights Annette Allen Unit E734 Mattress, Box Springs, Sofa, Chairs, Bed Frame Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. 929-532501, 2/11,18

3323 Blakeney Sedrick– household goods, washer and dryer 2211 April Johnson– Household Items 3135 Yvonne Job– household items, clothing, important documents 3212 Schaizmann Josephine–household good 2202 Gwinnett Lodging Duke Hospitality DBA Fairfield Inn Wesley Dowby–household goods 1144 Raymond Smith - Household items and furniture. 3504 M i c h a e l Smith–household goods 3132 Tequila Dixon– couch, household goods 1152 Yashua BenYehuda–Household 2033 dimetrius Stanley–3 queen beds, boxes 2204 NexxLinx Corp–office furniture 3229 Jamary Dennis–washer and dryer 1503 Habeeb Lawal– Household 3124 Joana Hernandez–Storing Boxes and Furniture 3328 Christian Rowe–living sofa dining set bunkbed twin and full 1506 Sarah Dodson–Household goods 2427 Christina Sadler - two beds, dresser, washing machine, boxes 2408 Rebecca Ahn– Household goods 3322 Rasheed Stanley–Household goods 3204 Rahim Majied– Household items 3213 Olivia Taylor– clothing, shoes, couches, dresser The auction will be listed and advertised at Extra Space Storage 3357 Breckenridge Blvd Duluth, GA 30096. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. 929-532509, 2/11,18

LIVE AUCTION ONE FACILITY – MULTIPLE UNITS Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: Hurricane Shoals Rd NE Lawrenceville, GA 30046 March 1st, 2018 at 10:00 AM Brenda Duckett Unit 1237 household items Scott Adams Unit 0340 Household items Bradley Gordon Unit 0440 tools, household items Nicole Tyer Unit 1201 household items Keith Maclin Unit 0635 Boxes totes furn Leslie Dean Barnette Unit 0542 household items Shaniqua Brown Unit CC081 household items Arturo Hurtado Unit 0732 1999 White Ford Natasha Nadeau Unit CC086 household items Barbara Woods Unit CC214 household items Tiara Young Unit CC042 household items Alton Burke Unit 0515 Boxes Bernard Bookhart Unit 429 Household Items Delecia Bell Unit 0429 Clothing Angelo Ray Unit CC062 boxes, maybe a few cabinets Leslie Dean Barnette Unit 0522 Household items Leslie Dean Barnette Unit 0535 Household items Runner Enterprise LLC Unit 1039 Pallets Terria Moran Unit CC234 Household items Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. 929-531848, 2/7,14,21,28

Tammie Landis Unit: 344 Couch, Chairs, TV Gemetris Maddoz Unit 132 Display tables, glass unit shelves, cash register Jervon Lane Unit 114D Boxes, bags, furniture Cecilia Allen Unit 119 Furniture, boxes, totes Joselyn Jones Unit 432 Washer/Dryer, Bunk Bed, TV’s Monique Duncan Unit: 233 Furniture, tv, small appliances Dee Hills Unit: 568 Mattress, sectional sofa, boxes Michael Auten Unit: 109 Office Furniture Joseph Emener Unit: 306 Mattress, 2 Dressers Adoudou Mompermier Unit: 202 Garage items, tools, boxes Michael Simon Unit: 108A Couches, Bed, Clothing Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. 929-531860, 2/11,18

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that Extra Space Storage will sell at public auction, to satisfy the lien of the owner, personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at location indicated: 2801 Berkeley Lake Rd Duluth, GA 30096 770-856-9676 February 28th, 2018 at 1:00 PM Tomira Jiles Unit 5404 Blank Lamar Scott Curinton Unit 0310 Household Items Stephanie Gilmer Unit 4216 BLANK Jeffrie Day Unit 3408 Household Goods Dong Tran Unit 4106 Household Goods Kelly Nelke Unit 0326 Household Goods, Furniture Yalunda Winters Unit 0532 2 washer and 2 dryers table and 4 chairslamps end tables -nMark Maldonado Unit 3107 hutch, boxes, chests, washer/dryer Louis McDonald Unit 4403 bed, microwave, household items Gianna Charles Unit 0218 household items Stacy Washington Unit 3406 Household goods julio jaramillo Unit 0527 Office furniture Dan Myung Unit 0432 Car Parts The auction will be listed and advertised at Extra Space Storage 2801 Berkeley Lake Rd Duluth, GA 30096. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. 929-532503, 2/11,18 Notice is hereby given that Extra Space Storage will sell at public auction at the storage facility listed below, to satisfy the lien of the owner, personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at location indicated: 1790 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Duluth, GA. 30097 770-856-1130 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Unit 2401 Shirley Knowles Other Unit 3333 Semon Mason Other Unit 1113 Auzenne Christopher Business supplies Unit 1112 Auzenne Christopher Household goods Unit 2219 Jennifer Hill Beds, furniture, boxes Unit 2702 Janice Small Household Unit 1108 Ismael Lopez Couches, dining table, dresser Unit 3330 Jennifer Hill Queen bed/box spring, dresser, kids bikes, boxes Unit 3128 Sean Evett boxes Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property 929-532405, 2/11,18 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that Extra Space Storage will sell at public auction, to satisfy the lien of the owner, personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at location indicated: 3357 Breckenridge Blvd Duluth, GA 30096 770-891-4639 February 28th, 2018 at 12:00 PM 2117 Beatriz Stevens -household goods 3057 Edward Turner Jrhousehold goods 3

Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: Extraspace Storage #8299 4400 Lawrenceville Hwy. Lilburn GA 30047 Thursday March 1, 2018 @ 2PM Dan Luther Unit 096 Items not listed on Lease Elizabeth Scruggs Unit 318 Appliances, boxes, furniture Candace Hall Unit 084 Clothing, household goods Amber Wimble Unit 228 Household items, furniture, appliances Axel Jaramillo Unit 277 Equipment Hilda Artero Unit 251 Household goods Dave Fairclough Unit 425 Boxes and clothing Joshua Mckenzie-Ross Unit 494 Household goods Cheryl Brown Unit 128 Clothing, toys Shanik Nunez Unit 170 Household goods,Washer Quintina Robinson Unit 223 Household items Brehon Harrell Unit 531 Boxes,etc… Jose Montes Unit 473 King bed, Dining set, Living room set, boxes Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. 929-532534, 2/11,18 LIVE AUCTION Fac 1689 – MULTIPLE UNITS Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 2040 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, Ga, 30044 (03/01/18) 12pm 134 Cyrus Sumpter $341.00 Business 444 Kimberly Starr $420.40 Household Goods 044 Cynthia LyonsBrush $781.00 goods 099 Candice Messenger $319.00 Household goods 333 Deloris Wells $344.20 Household Items 329 Jarrod Grimes $380.60 Household goods 066 Dadriane Smith $205.00 Small couch bags clothes totes 005 Serge Sarafian $334.00 tools and household items 089 Vondalyn Gardner $295.00 Household Items 509 Jaicelyn Ballard $538.20 4Bdrm, W/D, 4LR, boxes, totes, etc. 513 Juan Diaz $291.00 Office materials, Desk, Chairs, etc... 505 Joshua Wilson $373.50 Household Goods 522 Michael Zapata $213.00 Household Goods 254 Christy Williams $136.50 Household Goods 518 Dorreen Craig $347.50 Household Goods [Tenant Name] [Unit Number] [General Description of Property] Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. 929-531430, 2/11,18

LIVE AUCTION ONE FACILITY – MULTIPLE UNITS Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 3564 Lawrenceville Hwy Lawrenceville, GA 30044 Adriana Carvajal 4021 Household Edith Rios 1114 Household Goods Dana Howard 0236 Household Goods Stephen Popov 1078 Household goods, misc Alexandria Baker 1113 Household Rose Berry 1067 Furniture, boxes, totes, clothes Keldrick Shaver 1120-A Household Goods Kimberlye Ritchie 3033 Household goods Thais Henry 1150 Household Calvin Erby 0349 Household Items and furniture Calvin Erby 0323 Household items Christopher Baker 4024 Household Van Simpson 1094 Household Marilyn Dietz 0328 Household Items Kimberlee Veasy 4018A household Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. 929-531857, 2/11,18 NOTICE OF ABANDONED VEHICLE The following motor vehicle, advertised pursuant to O.C.G.A. Code Section 40-11-2, is being stored at: 4131 ARCADIA INDUSTRIAL CIR SW, LILBURN, GA 30047 2008 MERCEDES BENZ C300 VIN# WDDGF81X18F169773 This vehicle is deemed abandoned and will be disposed of if not claimed by the legal owner or lienholder by (Date) 02-08-2018. 929-532220, 2/9,16 LIVE AUCTION EXTRA SPACE STORAGE 2044 OLD NORCROSS ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30044 Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: Extra Space Storage 2044 Old Norcross Road Lawrenceville, GA 30044 March, 1st 2018 11:00AM James Chatman Unit: 345 Armoire, Dresser, Table Rodrick Henderson Unit 136: Office furniture, office chairs Henderson, Rodrick Unit: 136 Office furniture, Office chairs Octavia Gooden Unit 126D Boxes, totes, clothes Yvonne Francis Unit: 219 Washer/Dryer, antique sofa, dressers Darryl Walker Unit: 333 Boxes, totes, glassware Katova Spencer Unit :130 Furniture, boxes Raymond Chan Unit: 505F Tools, cabinets

ZONINGS LEGAL NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CITY OF LAWRENCEVILLE AR-18-01 Notice is hereby given of an application for a Variance (AR-18-01) by Gordon Lawrence on behalf of Saiya Inc. requesting a blanket variance from the architectural requirements for the property located at 24 East Crogan Street (Tax Parcel Number: r5 175 059), more particularly discribed by the attached legal description. A Public Hearing of the Architectural Review Board will be held on February 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Assembly Room at Lawrenceville City Hall, which is located at 70 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia. LEGAL DESCRIPTION 24 East Crogan Street All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot 175 of the 5th District of Gwinnett County and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at the intersection of the East side of Corbin Street (30 foot right-of-way) and the North side of U.S. Highway No. 29, also being Georgia Highway No. 8 and Crogan Street (60 foot rightof-way) and running thence North 05 ° 18’ 03” West along the East side of Corbin Street a distance of 200 feet to an iron pin; thence running North 87° 02’ 02” East a distance of 100 feet to an iron pin; thence running South 05° 18’ 03” East a distance of 200 feet to an iron pin on the North side of said Highway 29; thence running South 87° 42’ 03” West a distance of 100 feet to the point of BEGINNING, as shown on plat of survey for SRHIYA, INC. and First Gwinnett Bank, dated January 29, 1991, certified by George H. Pinion, GA, R.L.S., prepared by Pinion & McGaughey Land Surveyors, Inc. which survey is incorporated herein by reference. LESS AND EXCEPT: Any portion of the above described property contained within that certain Right of Way Deed from Samiya, Inc. to Gwinnett County, dated August 3, 2007 and recorded in Deed Book 48179, Page 117, Gwinnett County, Georgia Records. 934-532895, 2/11 LEGAL NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CITY OF LAWRENCEVILLE AR-18-02 Notice is hereby given of an application for a Variance (AR-18-02) by William Peltier on behalf of William J. Peltier & Associates, Inc. requesting a blanket variance from the architectural requirements for the property located at 270 Langley Drive (Tax Parcel Number: r5 143 224), more particularly discribed by the attached legal description. A Public Hearing of the Architectural Review Board will be held on February 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Assembly Room at Lawrenceville City Hall, which is located at 70 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia. LEGAL DESCRIPTION 270 Langley Drive All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot 143 of the 5th District, City of Lawrenceville, of Gwinnett County, Georgia and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the mitered intersection of the easterly right-of-way of Langley Drive (right-of-way varies) and the southerly right-of-way of West Pike Street (right-ofway varies); thence following the easterly right-of-way of Langley Drive in a southerly direction a distance of 108.29 feet to a ½” rebar set which is the TRUE POING OF BEGINNING; thence leaving said right-of-way South 80° 16’ 08” East a distance of 125.86 feet to a ½” rebar found; thence South 16° 05’ 08” West for a distance of 139.02 feet to a point in the centerline of a creek which said line is marked by a ½” rebar found 17.87 feet from said creek centerline; thence along the centerline of the creek the following courses; North 75° 45’ 12” West a distance of 5.29 feet; North 87° 00’ 14” West a distance of 13.29 feet; South 88° 31’ 59” West a distance of 32.56 feet; North 83° 33’ 16” West a distance of 62.25 feet to a point located on the easterly right-of-way of Langley Drive (right-of-way varies); thence along said right-of-way North 10° 32’ 08” East a distance of 15.01 feet to an X in the sidewalk; thence continuing along said right-of-way North 10° 32’ 08” East a distance of 134.20 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. Said tract of land contains 17,175 square feet (0.39 acres). 934-532896, 2/11

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Buford’s Logan Ashton looks for an opening in the AAAAA 113 pound finals on Saturday. (Photo: David McGregor)

Three individual champions enough for Wolves to repeat By David Friedlander


MACON — By its own admission, the finals of the GHSA State Traditional Wrestling Championships wasn’t exactly the best day for Buford. Fortunately for the Wolves, it was good enough, with eight individuals advancing to the finals having built up a huge lead in the team standings so that even with only three state champions, they were able to cruise to the Class AAAAAA team title Saturday at the Macon Centreplex. Sophomores Nick Stonecheck (132 pounds) and Charlie Darracott (145) each won their second straight individual state championships, while Triston Bozoian completed a perfect season with his first state title at 182 pounds. But it was just as much the five Wolves who wound up as state runners-up that

las said. “Getting eight of nine (state qualifiers) to the semifinals was pretty impressive. That’s obviously what won the tournament for us. I knew we were going to have a hard time winning very many in the finals because we had some really tough matchups. It’s disappointing, but when you get this far, everybody’s good. A lot of them can go either way. “Last year … was exciting. This time, there was a little more pressure because everybody expected it. But they did the job as a group.” Indeed, even the five Wolves who wound up on the short end of the stick in their title matches — Nick Cambria, Logan Ashton, Kyle McCullough, Blaine Bergey and Cooper Roberts — put up a tough fight, with three of those five defeats coming by a single Buford’s Nick Cambria looks to escape from Carroltons Luke Frost in the AAAAA State Finals on Saturday. (Photo: point and one other coming by only two points. David McGregor) And they each earned played a role in Buford duals and traditional cham- straight year. really well this weekend,” See BUFORD, Page 7B sweeping the state team pionships for the second “They (all) wrestled Buford coach Tom Beug-

Archer duo Choloh, Myndresku stand atop podium By David Friedlander

“It’s amazing. It’s the best feeling ever,” said Choloh, who finished the season at 33-5. “When I got disqualified (last year), I MACON — Saturday’s finals learned a lot of things. You’ve got at the GHSA’s State Traditional to learn how to keep your comWrestling Championships at the posure. Everything that happened Macon Centreplex proved to last year, this whole season, it just be the end of a long journey for prepared me for this tournament.” Archer grapplers Will Choloh and Meanwhile, Myndresku was Peter Myndresku. also rewarded for his perseverAfter watching other Tiger ance with his 10-6 decision over teammates win individual titles North Paulding’s Jesse Dejames over their careers, it was fiin 152-pound final, ending a pronally their turn atop the Class gression that saw him rise from AAAAAAA podium at their missing the podium his first two respective weight classes, with varsity season, to placing third a the two seniors earning champiyear ago and finally getting the onships of their own. title Saturday. For Choloh, his 3-2 overtime “(Myndresku) was third last win over North Paulding’s Ezra year, and he was winning in the Wallace also proved to be a bit of semifinals and got headlocked redemption after having to settle and got caught when he was for sixth place when he was disup by six points,” Archer coach qualified in the fifth-place match Keith Jannett said. “He came a year ago. back and actually beat that same


kid for third. … But it was a disappointment because he’d already beaten the kid who (wound up winning) it. So that was the motivation for him this year. “Choloh, when came out for ninth-grade football (four years ago), I told him, ‘First of all, you’re going to wrestle. Second, you’re going to be a state champion.’ So we’ve worked on that for four years.” Gilbert makes an early splash In addition to claiming a Class AAAAAAA individual state championship with his 10-5 decision over Forsyth Central’s Abraham Perez in the 106-pound final, Collins Hill’s Clint Gilbert made a little bit of history. He became just the third Eagles wrestler to win a state title as a freshman, and the first since Archer’s Will Choloh picks up North Paulding’s Ezra Wallace during

the AAAAAAA State Championship on Saturday in Macon. (Photo: See DUO, Page 7B David McGregor)

Prep Schedule BASEBALL


4 p.m. — Wesleyan at St. Francis 4:30 p.m. — Meadowcreek at Columbia 5:30 p.m. — Discovery at Central 5:30 p.m. — Forsyth Central at Collins Hill 5:30 p.m. — Hebron at GAC 6 p.m. — Alpharetta at Peachtree Ridge 6 p.m. — Berkmar at Dacula 6 p.m. — Dunwoody at Norcross


5:30 p.m. — Norcross at Mill Creek


3:15 p.m. — Norcross girls and North at Rivermoore 3:15 p.m. — North boys at Norcross 3:30 p.m. — Archer girls at Apalachee 3:30 p.m. — Central at Discovery 4 p.m. — Collins Hill and Grady at Piedmont Park 4 p.m. — Marist at Wesleyan 4 p.m. — Peachtree Ridge at GAC Tuesday


4 p.m. — Wesleyan at Mount Pisgah 5:30 p.m. — Dacula at Duluth 5:45 p.m. — Arabia Mountain at Shiloh 6 p.m. — Forsyth Central at Buford 6 p.m. — North at Lanier


• McIntosh girls at Wesleyan 5:30 p.m. — Mountain View at Dacula 6 p.m. — Grayson boys at Johns Creek 6 p.m. — Norcross girls at Centennial 6:30 p.m. — Brookwood girls at GAC 7 p.m. — Archer boys at Norcross 7 p.m. — Buford girls at Duluth 7 p.m. — GAC boys at Mill Creek 7 p.m. — Buford boys at Woodward Academy


4:30 p.m. — GAC at Marist 5:30 p.m. — Apalachee boys at Hebron 5:30 p.m. — Archer at Flowery Branch 5:30 p.m. — Berkmar at Cross Keys 5:30 p.m. — Brookwood at St. Pius 5:30 p.m. — Duluth at South Forsyth 5:30 p.m. — Lambert at Collins Hill 5:30 p.m. — Lanier at Buford 5:30 p.m. — Mountain View at Johnson 5:30 p.m. — North at West Forsyth 5:30 p.m. — North Oconee at Grayson 5:30 p.m. — Northview at Peachtree Ridge 5:30 p.m. — South at Meadowcreek 6 p.m. — Cambridge at Wesleyan 6 p.m. — Whitewater girls at Parkview 8 p.m. — Chattahoochee boys at Parkview


3 p.m. — South Forsyth and Duluth at Suwanee Station 3:30 p.m. — Archer boys at Apalachee 3:30 p.m. — Mountain View and Lanier at E.E. Robinson Park 3:30 p.m. — Parkview at Dacula 4 p.m. — Brookwood at Wesleyan 4 p.m. — Decatur at Buford 4 p.m. — Discovery at Cedar Shoals 4 p.m. — GAC and Mill Creek at Hamilton Mill 4 p.m. — Lambert girls at North 4 p.m. — North boys and Lambert at Sharon Springs Park

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7 a.m. — Freestyle Skiing, Women’s Hockey, Women’s Luge. Freestyle skiing (men’s moguls gold medal final); women’s hockey (Sweden vs. Korea); luge. NBCSP 3 p.m. — Freestyle Skiing, Ski Jumping, Luge. Freestyle skiing (men’s moguls); ski jumping (women’s individual normal hill); luge (women’s). NBC 8 p.m. — Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Speed Skating. Alpine skiing (men’s combined); snowboarding (halfpipe); speed skating (women’s 1500m final). NBC 8 p.m. — Curling, Hockey. Mixed doubles curling (semifinal replay); hockey. NBCSP 11:30 p.m. — Snowboarding, Curling. Snowboarding (men’s halfpipe); mixed doubles curling (bronze medal match). NBCSP

Auburn hands UGA 8th SEC loss Field Level Media Jared Harper scored 24 points, and No. 8 Auburn rolled past Georgia 78-61 Saturday in SEC play at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens. Mustapha Heron added 19 points for the Tigers (22-3, 10-2 SEC), who bounced back from a midweek loss to Texas A&M, despite playing without leading scorer Bryce Brown. Brown missed the game with a shoulder injury suffered against Texas A&M, leaving Auburn with only eight scholarship players available. The Tigers made the best of it Saturday to remain in first place in the SEC. Yante Maten scored 20 points, and Juwan Parker and Norcross grad Rayshaun Hammonds each

Auburn Tigers forward Desean Murray (13) shoots against Georgia Bulldogs forward and Norcross grad Rayshaun Hammonds (20) during the first half at Stegeman Coliseum. (Photos: Dale Zanine-USA Today Sports)

finished with 14 points for the Bulldogs (13-11, 4-8 SEC), who have lost three in a row and six of seven overall. In the first meeting of the season, Auburn rallied back from 14 down at halftime to beat the Bulldogs 79-65. No such

rally was needed Saturday as the Tigers completed the regular-season sweep. Auburn jumped out to a 7-2 lead and never trailed in the game. Harper hit his first four field goals and led all scorers with 14 points in the first half. The Tigers scored the last seven points

of the first half and took a 40-31 lead into halftime. Harper’s 24 points tied his career high. He also had seven assists. Georgia cut into the Auburn lead early in the second half and was within four after a Maten layup with 14 minutes to play. The Tigers answered with Chuma Okeke converting a three-point play and Davion Mitchell knocking down a 3-pointer to push the lead to 59-46 with nine minutes left. Three minutes later, Okeke and Dunbar hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions, as Auburn started to pull away. Okeke had six points and Mitchell had seven points off the bench. In one of the oldest and most even series in the SEC, Georgia now leads Auburn 94-93 all-time.

Marks to summit banks of Daytona By Holly Cain

NASCAR Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Justin Marks is preparing to make his Daytona 500 debut on Feb. 18 and as far as firsttimers go, there may be no driver more prepared for this great step in his career. It is one of many great steps — figuratively and literally — Marks has made … and will make. This year, he’ll take the green flag for the Daytona 500. Next year, he hopes to plant a flag near the summit of Mount Everest. The 36-year-old may well be NASCAR’s version of “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” Typically, people find race car drivers bold and adventurous. In this case, the race car drivers find Marks the one who is bold and adventurous. “That’s insane to me,’’ NASCAR driver Kyle Larson said of his good friend Marks’ pursuit of the world’s tallest mountain. “We fly airplanes at 35,000 feet in the air and that Everest peak is, what, 29,000 feet? “It’s really fascinating and neat to know someone who’s going to attempt to climb Mount Everest one day. “Maybe when you get more involved in the mountain climbing you don’t think it’s as crazy as it is. But from the outside looking in … I mean there’s no roll cage up there.” Only a month ago, Marks was climbing Aconcagua in the Andes Mountains — reaching 21,900 feet, just a few hundred feet short of a stormy summit, unsafe to venture in those conditions. And that experience was literally days before arriving in Daytona Beach to race an Acura in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. “It’s been kind of crazy,’’ Marks said with a slight laugh. “I was preseason testing at the Roar (Before the 24) the first week of January. I drove the first session on Friday, the first time I’d been in that IMSA car, then got out of the race car and went straight to my rental car and drove to the Orlando Airport. Then I flew 18 hours to Mendoza, Argentina, then drove three hours up into Provincial Park and took a helicopter to base camp. “So I was in base camp like 24 hours after driving the (Acura) NSX at Daytona. So been kinda crazy.’’ And the frenetic pace only continues for Marks, who will drive the No. 51 Chevrolet Camaro for Rick Ware Racing in conjunction with Premium Motorsports in the

Daytona 500. The team — which is also fielding a car for Danica Patrick — has a guaranteed starting spot as Rick Ware Racing has leased a charter. “Obviously, it’s a dream, a bucket list thing,’’ Marks said. “I’ve been racing for 20 years and I’m kinda like at the point where I want to do these amazing races that are the flagship events in the sport I love. “I tried to make a race a few years ago and missed it. I’ve tried to get back ever since and it’s the Daytona 500. It’s the biggest event in our sport. “I remember I went there as a kid, I watched

on TV, I remember ditching school in eighth grade to go watch the Gatorade Duels. So being a part of it is a huge deal. I’m in a good car with a good group of people, and we’ll be well prepared for the event. “So I’m just going to do the best job that I can but also just try to soak up as much of the experience as possible because I’m doing it because I love our sport and it’s a tremendous event in our sport, a bucket list item for me.’’ It will be Marks’ fourth career start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and second superspeedway green flag.

Marks owns a NASCAR Xfinity Series trophy, won on a rainy Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course driving for Chip Ganassi in 2016. And while Marks said he still hopes to compete in several NASCAR events in 2018, he will be competing full-time in IMSA driving the No. 93 Acura NSX GT3 for Michael Shank Racing. For the driver who currently calls northern California home, it will be the first full season of racing since 2010, when he competed in the ARCA Series, winning at Palm Beach, Fla., and earning a pole position and 13 top-10 finishes in 20 races.





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Norcross’ Issa Muhammad (0) congratulates Kyle Sturdivant (3) after hitting the winning shot during Friday’s 7-AAAAAAA championship game at Central Gwinnett in Lawrenceville. (Photo: Karl L. Moore)


Sturdivant’s bank-shot buzzer-beater wins region By Taylor Denman

looked (at the clock) and he looked at the guys and they said, ‘Yep, that’s what we want.’” LAWRENCEVILLE On the other side was a — Norcross head boys disappointed Meadowcreek basketball coach Jesse Mc- squad that thought it had its Millan put it one way: The own pandemonium-enducBlue Devils didn’t adjust ing buzzer-beater to clinch to Meadowcreek’s size the championship. Freshadvantage, they just had the man point guard Kendrick last shot. Green hit a deep 2-pointer Norcross (24-3, 11-1) with three seconds left on inbounded the ball with 2.7 the clock to give the Musseconds left, down 52-50. tangs a 52-50 lead. Officials Instead of going to the rim decided to add 1.4 seconds to tie or get to the free throw before Norcross inbounded line, it inbounded to Joseph the ball and crossed half Toppin in the corner, who court, much to the frustracaught the pass in mid-air tion of Meadowcreek head and dished to Kyle Sturdicoach Curtis Gilleylen. vant to his right. Studivant “They added time after let the ball fly, it hit the glass the dead ball, before the and fell through the net as timeout, and they added the buzzer sounded. time when they crossed after Sturdivant’s game-winner they crossed half court,” clinched back-to-back Gilleylen said. “We fought Region 7-AAAAAAA titles hard, we just came up for Norcross and a No. 1 short.” seed in next week’s state McMillan said he didn’t tournament. It was also his notice an addition of time second game-winning shot after Norcross crossed half this season over Meadcourt. He only knew how owcreek, after he nailed a much time he had to draw contested 3-pointer exactly up the final set. two weeks earlier. “I saw what they put on “We work on that play there when we drew up the every day in practice, and set — however much was it worked, man,” Sturdivant left — 2.7 or whatever,” said. “I always scream McMillan said. “They put out, ‘Kobe!’ when I do it. 4.4 on (before the timeout).” I didn’t think it was going Norcross crossed half glass, but I’ll take it.” court with just enough time Norcross went to the well left to call timeout and draw and chose one of its three up one last play. last-second plays with the And it was some play. goal of putting the ball in Sturdivant finished with Sturdivant’s hands to win 15 points, six rebounds and the game. two steals. Meadowcreek’s “That came from my Amari Kelly had a gameassistant coach in the last high 17 points in addition timeout,” McMillan said. to eight rebounds. Jamir “He believed in the call, he Chaplin added 16 points


and nine rebounds and Cory Hightower posted 12 points and nine rebounds. Brandon Boston had 12 points for Norcross, and Joseph Toppin added nine points. Isa Muhammad had five points and five rebounds for the Blue Devils. Meadowcreek (20-6, 10-2) is the No. 2 seed from Region 7, and will host the No. 3 team from Region 8, which will be decided in Saturday’s consolation game. Norcross will host the No. 4 team from Region 8. The game started with fireworks when Green assisted an alley-oop pass to Amari Kelly after the Mustangs won the opening tip off. The Mustangs jumped out in front with a 7-1 run, but Norcross took its first lead, 12-11, at the 1:21 mark in the first quarter on a 3-pointer from Alonzo Johnson. That was the score at the end of the quarter, as defenses buckled down. When Meadowcreek had a chance to take a multi-possession lead in the second quarter, Norcross always seemed to have an answer. Kevin Eskridge nailed a triple with 4:47 left in the half that tied the game 17-17, then Louis Williams converted a three-point play with less than a minute left to pull the Blue Devils within one point of Meadowcreek, 25-24. The Mustangs went to the locker room with a 27-24 lead. In the third quarter, Meadowcreek seemed to be pulling away. The Mustangs led 37-29 with 4:31 left in the third quarter, but the

Blue Devils outscored them 14-7 up to the third-quarter buzzer as the Mustangs started to commit turnovers. Sturdivant was all over the court for Norcross. Held to just two points in the first half, he scored 13 second-half points and five rebounds. He converted a three-point play with 1:10 left in the third quarter to pull within one point, 44-43. He tied the game at the 6:58 mark in the fourth quarter with a free throw. That was his last point until his toughest shot of the night. “We’re a transition-based offensive team, and Meadowcreek did a good job of getting on the glass and stopping our transition,” McMillan said. “We need guys like Kyle and Brandon Boston and Dalvin White to step up in the half court in the second half.” Meadowcreek played stall-ball on its final possession when the game was tied 50-50. Chaplin drove to the basket with 20 seconds left and missed, but Kelly got the rebound and the Mustangs reset to Green, setting up his final shot. Green’s go-ahead midranger was the only shot he hit that night, but it carried immense weight. It was clutch, but just too early. Sturdivant received Region 7 Player of the Year award after the game. “We believed in the coaching staff, and we believed in each other,” Sturdivant said. “We worked too hard to quit, and it’s never over until (the clock reads) zero-zero. We’re coming for the state.”

Norcross girls win fifth straight region title By Taylor Denman


LAWRENCEVILLE — Norcross (24-3, 13-0) girls basketball so was dominant all season, that sometimes the game seemed to come easily to the Blue Devils. After the Region 7-AAAAAAA championship game against Brookwood, which Norcross won 60-33 on Friday night at Central Gwinnett High School, head coach Dani Wright said the Blue Devils had faced their share of adversity throughout the season leading up to its fifth consecutive region title. “We started our season with a rocky road,” Region 7 Coach of the Year Dani Wright said. “We had one of our starter (Tehya Lyons) tear her ACL, our coach (Angie Hembree) getting sick and going to the hospital, people trying to learn a new system … just thinking about the roller coaster of what we did is the main thing going through my head.” It’s been Norcross’ selflessness and cooperation

Norcross girls pose with their region trophy during Friday’s 7-AAAAAAA championship game at Central Gwinnett in Lawrenceville. (Photo: Karl L. Moore)

through the early lows that pulled the team through a dominant season, according to Wright. Region 7 Player of the Year Morgan Robinson had a game-high 19 points, and Devyn Wilson scored 13 points with nine rebounds. Brookwood’s Mariah Callaway led Brookwood (1610, 9-4) with 12 points in addition to three rebounds, and Malia Grace had five rebounds. Norcross will host Region 8 No. 4 seed Archer, and Brookwood will host Region 8 No. 3 seed Grayson. The first state tournament

games will begin Friday and Saturday. Brookwood and Norcross traded big shots for the first 12 minutes of the game. The Blue Devils led 13-10 in the second quarter when Callaway nailed a 3-pointer to tie the game. Norcross countered on the following possession with a 3-pointer from Myra Strickland, who finished with nine points on the night. But then the offenses went quiet. A handful of turnovers kept the score 16-13 until the final 10 seconds when Norcross’ Dani Dias broke the stalemate with a basket

in the post. The Blue Devils led 18-13 at halftime. “Brookwood is such a good team, and they changed up their style of play,” Wright said. “They’re peaking right now, and they’re in a really good place. Our girls got flustered with them coming out on top of their game. We sometimes overthink stuff and try to dribble too much, instead of sharing the ball. I told them at halftime, you guys are beating yourselves right now.” Robinson heeded Wright’s words, and it showed in the box score. She was held to three first-half points and rattled off 16 in the second half. She hit her final seven shots from the floor and finished 8-for-11 from the floor. “I just stopped getting in my head,” Robinson said. “Coach told me, ‘Get out of your head, do you and everything will come your way.’ They just wanted me to stop being frustrated at myself.” Norcross out-scored Brookwood 23-11 in the third quarter to lead 41-24 with eight minutes left.

KENNESAW — More than 1,800 miles from home, Arizona State still had a sizable cheering section for its inaugural women’s lacrosse game. Freshmen Haley Gorke and Kate Dougherty were responsible for about half of the crowd. In a fortuitous quirk of the schedule, the Sun Devils made their program debut against Kennesaw State on Friday. Friends and family of the two Gwinnett grads came out en masse, fully geared up in garnet and gold. “Coming here was such a good surprise,” Gorke said. “It had been a month since I’d seen my family and my sister, so it was really nice.” Dougherty laughed at the amount of ASU swag her family has already. “I had no idea,” she said. It wasn’t just getting to come home. Two of Dougherty’s high school teammates and lifelong friends, Abby Squires and Emily Napierala, are starting sophomores at KSU. And Gorke, who graduated from North Gwinnett, had known all three Collins Hill products for many years. “We heard rumors in the fall and for a long time we thought we were going to Arizona,” Napierala said. “Then we figured out they were coming here.” After a tight first half, Arizona State pulled away for a 14-6 victory at Fifth Third Bank Stadium, and the win was a long time coming. Gorke and Dougherty arrived in the fall, but some of the Sun Devils have been at

school, training, for a year and a half. “I’ve been chomping at the bit, and I know a lot of the girls have been waiting 18 months to play,” Gorke said. “It’s just a really great opportunity to be out here for the first game, especially here in Georgia. To show everyone what we’re about.” One of the things that appealed to Gorke was the newness of the program. “Honestly, I wasn’t looking originally, but when they saw me in Florida for a tournament, my mom suggested I look at it,” Gorke said. “It’s an opportunity you never really get (starting a program). I checked it out and I loved it.” She and Dougherty didn’t know they had both signed with ASU until they saw each other at a prospect clinic. “It’s nice to have another Georgian on the team,” said Gorke, a member of ASU’s honors college. The Sun Devils roster is loaded with players from all over the country, including the the lacrosse hotbeds of New York and Maryland. In all, 14 states and Canada are represented, and more than half of the players, like Gorke and Dougherty, are freshmen. None of the Gwinnett contingent went headto-head on the field and they didn’t get much of a chance to catch up. “We hugged in the handshake line,” Napierala said. But it was still good to see each other. And represent Gwinnett. “It was cool when Abby transferred here and then when we found out Kate was playing us, it’s smallworld stuff,” Napierala said.

Gwinnett grads Haley Gorke (8) and Kate Dougherty (26) watch from the sideline in Arizona State’s debut of womens lacrosse against Kennesaw State on Friday at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. (Photo: Kyle Hess)

Darrell Wallace Jr. embraces No. 43 By Holly Cain

NASCAR Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — New motor coach. Friends and family tickets to the Daytona 500. Lively media mixer at local go-kart track. Motivational call from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Check, check, check and CHECK. Darrell Wallace Jr. figures he’s pretty set for his inaugural debut driving Richard Petty’s No. 43 Smithfield Chevrolet in NASCAR’s biggest race, the Feb. 18 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. The popular driver known by friends and fans simply as, “Bubba” showed up to participate in the “NASCAR Road To Daytona 500 Tour” in Orlando fresh off an unexpected cellphone call from the sport’s longtime Most Popular Driver, the recently retired Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“Twenty minutes before we walked in the door, Dale Junior called me and he said, ‘You have the potential of doing things outside of the box, which means outside the sport, that a lot of people don’t have,” Wallace said. “I’m excited to see what those things are. As long as I keep hitting every note right, we’ll see what happens. But it was encouraging to hear from him.” Earnhardt’s sentiment is shared by many. Wallace, 24, is the first African-American full-time competitor in NASCAR’s premier Monster Energy Cup Series since Wendell Scott in 1971. It’s a distinction that Wallace recognizes and embraces. However, it doesn’t affect his already highly motivated will to win. “It means a lot to be here,” Wallace acknowledged to reporters.

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Poor shooting dooms Vols against Tide Field Level Media

Collins Hill’s Kayla Dixon (21) tries to shoot over Mill Creek defenders during the Region 6-AAAAAAA championship game Saturday night at Mountain View High School. (Photo: Will Fagan)

CHHS girls complete Region 6 sweep tournament.” Collins Hill got off to scott.smith an emphatic start using a heavy press to force three LAWRENCEVILLE early turnovers in build— After finishing as ing a quick 7-0 lead. runners-up in the last That defensive pressure two region tournaments, kept rolling in the frame Collins Hills’ girls finally as the Hawks (16-11) found their way to the would commit seven turntop. overs in the first. On the strength of five Although Collins Hill players scoring in double didn’t shoot particularly figures, Collins Hill broke well in the first quarter through with an 86-40 (hitting 7 of 21), secondwin over Mill Creek chance efforts played a to capture the Region big part in helping the 6-AAAAAAA crown on Eagles build a 17-4 by the Saturday night at Mounend of the first. tain View High School. The defense also held The win not only got Mill Creek to just 2 of 10 the Eagles (24-2) over the from the floor. hump of missing out on In the second period, the region title the past Mill Creek started hitting two years, but it also cefrom outside, going 6-formented the school’s first 11 from the floor to score region crown since Maya 16 points. Moore’s senior season in Bryanne Buchanan2007. Cummings scored five of “We’ve let two go in her seven points in the the last couple of years period, while Madison where we expected to Riley and Bridget Muwin,” Collins Hill head kasa would each add four coach Brian Harmon points. said. “It was one of our But the Eagles would goals to get it this year top that with a 29-point and it feels good to knock outburst, led by six points that off our list. I think each from Javyn Nicholthat will be a confidence son, Jordan Releford and booster for us in the next Katherine Fourie. By Scott Smith

The 3-pointer played a big part for Collins Hill in the second as the Eagles were 4-for-6 from beyond the arc. Nicholson, who finished with a doubledouble 17 points and 14 rebounds, continued her strong play in the third quarter with five more points. “This is something we’ve been working for the past three years,” Nicholson said. “We have the determination and all the pieces together to be able to play for each other. I just wanted to make sure that I played my hardest and my best for my team.” Six more Eagles scored in the quarter as Collins Hill, which led 48-20 at the break, dashing any hopes of a Mill Creek comeback with a 25-10 run in the third quarter. Bria Harmon followed Nicholson by scoring 15 points, while Jaron Stallworth added 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Releford would chip in with 12 points, while Jada Rice battled through foul trouble to add 10 points

and six boards. Kayla Mulkey led Mill Creek with 11 points, while Riley was next with nine points. Both teams will be at home to open the Class AAAAAAA state playoffs next Friday with Collins Hill hosting West Forsyth and Mill Creek welcoming Lambert, the respective No. 4 and No. 3 seeds from Region 5-AAAAAAA. North 54, Mill Creek 48 North Gwinnett had four players score in double figures as the Bulldogs defeated Mountain View 54-48 to secure the No. 3 seed in the region. Alanni Brown and Malia Fisher each scored 13 to lead North (15-11), while Sydnee Jackson added 11 points and Makayla Schymanski finished with 10 points. Mountian View (19-7) was led by a game-high 21 points from Lilian Kennedy, while Kamryn Collins scored nine. North will open the Class AAAAAAA state playoffs at South Forsyth, while Mountain View will be at North Forsyth.


Buford boys, girls sweep region titles tors making a late run and GAINESVILLE — Bu- gaining ford are royalty Region the lead 8-AAAAA basketball. 56-54 The boys team defeated with six Clarke Central 79-75 seconds Marcus while the girls team left in Watson defeated Flowery Branch the quarter. 49-41 to claim the region That was titles at Johnson High all the time that Buford’s School on Saturday. Alex Jones needed to Both games were tight dribble the length of the and boys coach Eddie court and convert a layup Martin knew the reason to even out the score at why. 56 heading into the final “Trying to beat a eight minutes. team for the third time “That was huge; that in a season is incredibly may have been the key difficult,” Martin said. play of the game,” Martin “You know each other’s said. “It stole the momentendencies and it’s hard tum from them (Clarke) to execute.” and at least evened it The boys team sprinted out heading into the last to a 23-16 lead at the end quarter. Alex has a sixth of the first quarter. David gear. He blows past fifth Viti, in only his second gear into something that game back in the last others don’t have.” three weeks, provided Buford scored the first a pair of 3-pointers and six points of the final made one into a fourquarter only to see Clarke point play by converting Central respond with a the foul shot after hitting 7-0 run to take a 63-62 the three from the wing. lead. A pair of Donell The Wolves (23-4) lead Nixon free throws were stretched to 10 in the followed with a Marcus second quarter but Clarke Watson 3-pointer from Central (22-6) was able to the corner giving Buford halve it and trailed 39-34 a 67-63 lead. at the half. While the gladiators The third quarter was were able to pull within frantic with the Gladiatwo, Nixon converted

By Ken Chrzanowski Staff Correspondent

clutch free throws down the stretch to secure Buford its back-to-back region championship. Watson led the Wolves with 23 points. Jones added 15, Nixon provided 14 and Viti scored 11, a balance that Martin appreciated. “If we get those four into double figures, I like our chances,” Martin said. Viti and Watson were named to the all-region team and Jones was named player of the year for the region. For the Buford girls, Tory Ozment put her stamp on the championship game from the opening tip. The Michigan State signee hit a driving layup and converted the foul shot on her first possession. Then she hit successive 3-pointers on her second and third touches. By the end of the first quarter, the Wolves (243) led 17-9. Flowery Branch (226), which lost by 10 and 31 to Buford during the regular season, responded by outscoring Buford 14-8 in the second quarter. The teams headed to the locker room with the Wolves leading 25-23. “We talked about

executing our offense at halftime,” Buford coach Gene Durden said. “This group of players has been together a long time, but we can’t rely on shooting the 3.” The adjustments made by Durden and the execution of Buford in the third quarter were the turning point in the game. Layups by Kya Styles and Ebony Grant helped the Wolves outscore Flowery Branch 13-3 in the quarter and give Durden and his team some breathing room, leading 38-26 heading into the fourth. The Falcons were able to close within six points midway through the last quarter but Buford was able to cement the title at the foul line. Ozment finished with 21 points while Tate Walters added 11. Ozment was named player of the year for the region, while Styles, Walters and Audrey Weiner were named to the all-region team. “We made some adjustments defensively in the third quarter and we took away what they wanted to do,” Durden said. “We were grinding on both ends of the court and that is what is needed at state tournament time.”

Alabama continued its mastery over Top 25 teams with a dominating 78-50 victory over No. 15 Tennessee on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, snapping the Vols’ winning streak at six games in the process. The win made the Crimson Tide (16-9, 7-5 Southeastern Conference) 5-0 vs. ranked teams this season and kept them in contention for one of the top four spots in the conference. The loss dropped the Vols (18-6, 8-4 SEC) two games behind league-leader Auburn in the conference race. Forward Donta Hall and guard Collin Sexton led the Tide with 17 and 16 points, respectively, and guard John Petty chipped in with 14. No. 4 Michigan State 68, No. 3 Purdue 65 Miles Bridges made a go-ahead 3-pointer with seven seconds left, lifting No. 4 Michigan State past No. 3 Purdue, 68-65, in a pivotal Ben Ten matchup on Saturday. Bridges’ shot extended the Spartans’ winning streak to eight games. With the score tied at 65-all, coach Tom Izzo drew up a play for Bridges to drive to the basket. Cassius Winston had 10 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists for Michigan State (24-3 overall, 12-2 Big Ten), which pulled even with the Boilermakers (23-4, 12-2) in the conference standings behind Ohio State. Matt McQuaid added nine points to the winning cause. Isaac Haas had 25 points for Purdue, which has lost two in a row following a school-record 19-game winning streak. Carsen Edwards added 14 points and Vincent Edwards posted eight points, seven rebounds and six assists. Iowa State 88, No. 18 Oklahoma 80 A pair of big 3-pointers in the final two minutes lifted Iowa State to a 88-80 win over No. 17 Oklahoma on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones led by as many as 17 points early before the Sooners tied the game late. Iowa State retook the

lead on Donovan Jackson’s 3-pointer with 1:54 to play. After a turnover on the other end, Lindell Wigginton drilled another 3-pointer to stretch the lead. The 3-pointers were two of just three Iowa State (13-11, 4-8 Big 12) hit in the second half. Wigginton led the Cyclones with 26 points while Cameron Lard and Jackson added 19 each. Lard also had 17 rebounds. Trae Young and Christian James scored 22 points each to led the Sooners (16-8, 6-6). Young added 11 assists. James’ scoring total was a career high. No. 1 Villanova 86, Butler 75 Donte DiVincenzo scored a career-high 30 points, Jalen Brunson added 27 and No. 1 Villanova responded from a four-point loss to St. John’s earlier in the week with an 86-75 victory over Butler Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. Omari Spellman contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds while Mikal Bridges had 10 points for the Wildcats, who improved to 23-2 overall and 10-2 in the Big East. They fell 79-75 to the Red Storm on Wednesday. Villanova hasn’t lost back-to-back games in five years. Villanova played for the second straight game without starting forward Eric Paschall (concussion) and guard Phil Booth, who’s out indefinitely with a fractured bone in his right hand. Kelan Martin hit eight 3-pointers and led Butler with 30 points while Kamar Baldwin added 25. The Bulldogs dropped to 17-9 overall and 7-6 in the league. They had won the previous three meetings against Villanova.

Oklahoma State 88, No. 17 West Virginia 85 Lindy Waters sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, and Oklahoma State staged a late comeback to stun No. 17 West Virginia 88-85 on Saturday in Big 12 action. Kendall Smith and Cameron McGriff each scored 20 points as the Cowboys (15-10, 5-7) replicated last week’s upset win at Kansas. Jevon Carter snapped out of a mini-slump by scoring 33 points for the Mountaineers (18-7, 7-5), who led by five in the final three minutes.


GAC girls win Region 7-AAA From Staff Reports DALTON — The GAC girls basketball team won the Region 7-AAA championship and clinched a No. 1 seed in CARIA the state REYNOLDS tournament 46-28 over East Hall. Taylor Sutton led the Spartans (21-4) with 10 points. Caria Reynolds had seven points and Mary Martha Turner added eight points and 10 rebounds. GAC will play the No. 4 team from Region 8 at home to open the state tournament. GIRLS BASKETBALL GIRLS BASKETBALL Holy Innocents’ 54, Wesleyan 47 ATLANTA — The Wesleyan girls basketball team fell to Holy Innocents’ in the Region 5-A finals 54-47 Saturday night. The Wolves now await the release of GHSA’s power rating, which will determine the seedin for the state playoffs. In the

most recent ratings, Wesleyan (23-4) was No. 2 in the to Holy Innocents’, and should host at least the first three rounds of the state tournament if it stays in the top four. A.C. Carter led Wesleyan with 13 points and seven rebounds. Sutton West had eight points and eight rebounds and Amaya Register had eight points. Dacula 63, Gainesville 41 DACULA — The Dacula girls basketball team clinch a No. 3 seed in the Class AAAAAA state tournament Saturday with a 63-41 win over Gainesville. Dacula (15-12) will travel to face the No. 2 seed from Region 7 when the first state tournament games begin on Friday and Saturday. Keyanna Gibbs had a doubledouble for Dacula with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Alex Criscolo had 16 points, four assists and three steals and Helena Lee had seven points and seven rebounds. Grayson 67, Archer 44 COVINGTON — The Grayson girls basketball team will be a No. 3 seed in the Class AAAAAAA state tournament after beating out Archer for third place in Region 8 on Saturday. Grayson’s Victoria Dames had 17 points and five rebounds, Bianca Fizouaty had 17 points and three assists and Jazmine Robinson had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Grayson will open the state tournament away against Region 7 No. 2 seed Brookwood, and No. 4-seeded Archer will play at No. 1-seeded Norcross.

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Peachtree Ridge boys win tough 6-AAAAAAA title By Will Hammock

excellent effort in the championship game. High-scoring Mountain View had a tough time scoring, needing a LAWRENCEVILLE — 3-pointer from Miles Long Devin Vassell, clutching as time expired to hit the the Region 6-AAAAAAA 50-point mark. The Bears’ championship trophy, took output may not have been a victory lap around the that high if not for late-game Mountain View gym with fouling to try and close the his teammates in hot pursuit deficit, which allowed them Saturday evening. to tack on nine points in the The Lions deserved a little final 1 minute, 25 seconds. extra celebration, having The victory gave finished atop one of Class Peachtree Ridge its first AAAAAAA’s most difficult region tournament title since regions with a 54-50 win 2012 and a home playoff over the host Bears. game next week against “This is a great win,” South Forsyth. Mountain Vassell said. “As a team, we View (20-5), last season’s try to get better every game. tournament champion, We’ve had a great season, will host Milton in the first the most successful season round. we’ve ever had. We knew Peachtree Ridge and today we had to play some Mountain View split their good defense to try and get regular-season meetings, this win.” both in late January. Peachtree Ridge (23“I told them you bet4) followed up its stingy ter embrace it and enjoy it defense from a semifinal win because it doesn’t happen over Duluth with another every day,” Peachtree Ridge


boys coach Keith Arrington said of the region tournament win. “If you win this region, you’re certainly battle-tested and ready to play anybody. I don’t think there’s anybody we should have to back down from. … We defended. It ain’t always pretty, but you get it done that way. Everybody knows what’s coming. Every play you call, they know. We knew their stuff. You scout them to death. You just have to play hard and get through it. I was proud of them. They played very hard.” Vassell had a game-high 21 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks, getting nine of his points in a late thirdquarter run that pushed Peachtree Ridge’s lead to 10 points. After that point, Mountain View never made it a one-possession game again. A 35-24 edge in rebounding also was critical for the victors, who also got physi-

cal play from Izu Onyekachi (nine points, seven rebounds). Darius Moss added six points, four assists and two steals. The Lions didn’t do their best work at the free-throw line late, making only 7 of 15 from the line in the fourth quarter. But they made enough to finish off an important win. “I feel like we have a team that can win a state championship without a doubt,” Vassell said. “We just have to come ready to play every game. … This is the toughest region, so winning this is one step closer to winning state for us.” Mountain View was led by Spencer Rodgers’ 20 points, 17 in the second half. Long had 14 points and four rebounds, and Nahiem Alleyne added 13 points. Duluth 68, Mill Creek 58 Duluth claimed third place in the Region 6-AAAAAAA tournament with a 68-58 win

Peachtree Ridge’s Darius Moss (0) drives the baseline against Mountain View during the Region 6 7A championship game Saturday night at Mountain View High School. (Photo: Will Fagan)

over Mill Creek on Saturday afternoon at Mountain View. Will Huzzie of Duluth

(20-9) scored 25 to lead all players, while Adam Flagler followed with 17 points.

Jacksonville’s Dacula boys, Lanier girls finish second third period beats Gladiators REGION 8-AAAAAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

By Colin Hubbard

know what to do. I trust them, and that’s why we play the way that we play. DACULA — Brenden They played like warriors Tucker did everything that tonight.” he could for his Dacula Things started off well Falcons in the region for the Falcons in the first 8-AAAAAA title game quarter. As a team, the Falagainst the No. 1 ranked cons shot 50 percent from Gainesville Red Elephants the field on 5 of 10 shooting Saturday night. and held a slim 14-13 lead The Junior poured in a heading into the second game-high 31 points on 7 quarter. of 13 shooting, and helped But by halftime, it was bring his team to within the Red Elephants who held three points late in the third a lead, 38-28. quarter, but that was as Because of his double close as they could get. technical during the Falcons Gainesville outscored semifinal game against Dacula 27-16 from that Lanier on Friday night, the point on, and walked away team was without Quincy with an 83-69 win to clip Ademokoya for the finals. the Falcons for the region And that proved costly title. due to the Red Elephant’s This Falcons perforability to get multiple mance was a far cry better second-chance opportunities than the first two times in spots that Ademokoya’s these teams matched up in 6-foot-6 frame would have the regular season. Dacula been playing in. lost both games by 20-plus “Like I said last night, I points, and despite losing felt like we could compete for a third time, it’s somewith them,” Wilson said. “I thing that head coach Byron felt like early on when they Wilson is hoping to use as got that lead in the first half, a momentum builder with we gave up eight points off the playoffs starting next of offensive rebounds, and weekend. you give up four in the pres“I saw no fear in their sure, so there is 12 points eyes,” Wilson said. “They that you give up. If we Staff Correspondent

could have erased that eight, it’s a little bit closer.” Gainesville knocked down three 3-pointers in the quarter, and connected on 8 of 12 overall. Meanwhile, the Falcons went 0-for-5 from behind the arc and shot just 4 of 15. But things quickly changed in the third quarter. The two teams traded baskets midway through the quarter, but after a turnover and a missed layup, the Falcons trimmed the Gainesville lead to 10 points after a pair of Tucker free throws. Tucker converted 15 of 16 from the free-throw line on the night. At the 3:15 mark, Tucker knocked down his second shot of the quarter to cut the lead to eight, 51-43, and cut it to 56-51 after knocking down two more free throws. On the other end, Gainesville’s KeJuan Hale followed with a three-pointer which allowed Mekhail Bethea to cut it to three points with a layup. After a couple of made baskets by Gainesville, Tucker tipped in a ball at the buzzer to end the third quarter to bring his team to within six points, 61-55

with one quarter to play. Gainesville opened the final quarter on a quick 5-0 run to take a 66-55 lead and never looked back. The Red Elephants pulled away as the quarter progressed and finished things off with a 14-point win. Winder-Barrow 59, Lanier 38 The two-seeded Lanier Longhorns were in high spirits heading into the region 8-AAAAAA finals against the top-seeded Winder-Barrow Bulldogs Saturday night. They were fresh off of a big win against rival Dacula in the semifinals, but things did not go as planned. The Longhorns got off to a rocky start, and despite a valiant second-half comeback attempt, it fell shot at the hands of the Bulldogs 59-38. With the loss, the Longhorns settle for the region runner-up spot and will host a playoff game in the first round. Surles finished with a team-high 12 points. Mantissol and Ezumola each scored seven points, and Bassette added six in the loss.


Newton sweeps both championships By Kurt Aschermann

a 40-22 cushion with just under four minutes to go in the period. COVINGTON — There Hillard finished with was no heartbreak this Feb- 11 points, one of four in ruary for the Newton girls double figures as Lexis basketball team. Chatman also scored 11 A year after losing in and Jada Franklin and double-overtime in the Jurnee Smith had 12 points region title game, the Rams apiece. decided things in regulation South Gwinnett got off this time around, defeating to a fast start and held a South Gwinnett 60-44. seven-point over the top Newton (24-3), whose seed less than four minutes only loss in region play in. Makala Torrence and came against South Gwin- Xian Lopez hit threes, the nett on Jan. 25, will host last coming at the 6:16 Central Gwinnett in the mark and giving the Comfirst round of the state ets an 8-1 advantage. It playoffs. was 10-3 two minutes later “I have a great group of when Newton began to girls, they’re great kids,” assert itself. Starting with said Newton coach Tiffani a pretty 5-foot bank shot Johnson, the region’s coach along the baseline from of the year. “They have Erianna Card and including great chemistry (and) it’s a pair of 3-pointers from been a joy to coach them, Diamond Swift, Newton’s watch them progress.” 12-3 run produced their A pivotal stretch during first lead of the night at the third quarter allowed 15-13 with a little less than Newton to pull away, a minute to in the opening and the run was led by period. an unlikely hero. Rachel Johnson felt the difficult Hillard, who scored just loss in the region champitwo points in a semifinal onship game last season win over Archer, converted (and a state tournament three consecutive baskets. first-round loss at home to Hillard’s final bucket — a Duluth) helped prepare her three-footer while falling team for adversity. down which she converted “This year, when it’s into a three-point play been tight, we’ve been able — capped a 7-0 run and to overcome,” said Johnson. turned an 11-point lead into Early in the second, JasStaff Correspondent

mine Williams hit a tough bank shot and completed the conventional threepoint play that pulled South Gwinnett to within 19-16 at the 7:13 mark. A long field goal drought followed as the No. 2 seed went nearly seven minutes without another basket. That allowed Newton to build a double-digit lead by halftime. Franklin had five quick points within the first 50 seconds of the second period, and that was part of a 7-0 run that gave the Rams a 26-16 cushion with three minutes left in the half. The lead grew to 30-17 on a Swift-assisted twofooter in the lane by Hillard with a minute to go. “They play hard,” Johnson said of South Gwinnett. “In these games, it’s who wants it more.” First-team all-league guard Williams led all scorers with 17 points. The Comets will host Parkview in the opening round of the state playoffs. Newton made it a sweep in the boys final as Ashton Hagans was fantastic, scoring 35 points as the Rams defeated Grayson 79-63 in the Region 8-AAAAAAA title game. It’s the third consecutive league crown for the Cov-

ington school and second straight in Region 8. Hagans, a University of Georgia commitment, sealed the win with a 13for-13 performance from the free-throw line over the final two minutes of the game. Before that, second-seed Grayson had made a huge come back, nearly erasing a 15-point second-half deficit to get within 61-57 on a 3-pointer by Travis Anderson (team-high 18 points) with 2 ½ minutes left. That was as close as Grayson would get. Hagans wasted no time asserting himself from his point guard position. He assisted on the first Newton (24-3) bucket of the game, then scored six straight Rams’ points, including a tough shot in traffic that put the Rams up 8-4. Newton’s 9-0 run made it 11-4 and after Hagans dunked along the baseline, the top seed led 15-8 after one. Hagans kept rolling in the second period. He made a pretty banked shot along the base line and another lay-in off a Grayson turnover. Tyrease Brown assisted on a Gabe Gates drunk in transition, which put Newton ahead 25-10 and forced a Grayson timeout.

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second period and tied the game 1-1 with less JACKSONVILLE, Fla. than five minutes left in — The Jacksonville Icemen the period on a goal from Tyson Fawcett, assisted by topped the Atlanta GladiaTanner Eberle and Scott tors 3-1 Saturday night. Savage. Jacksonville scored Jacksonville continued three unanswered goals, two in the third period, to to out-shoot Atlanta in the third period, and it cost the win the game. Gladiators the game. Garet Jacksonville out-shot Hunt and Fawcett both Atlanta 9-6 in the first period, but the Gladiators scored in the slot in the were in front 1-0 after the third period to clinch the win for Jacksonville. The game’s first 20 minutes. shots on goal margin once Phil Lane scored his again favored Jackson25th goal of the season ville, 10-6. on assists from Lindsay Atlanta (25-23) travels Sparks and Ben Danford to Greenville on Tuesday, with roughly 30 seconds and the Gladiators’ next remaining in the first home game is 7:35 p.m. period. Friday against ManchesJacksonville out-shot ter. Atlanta 16-4 in the

Bandits handle Swarm 18-9 From Staff Reports BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Georgia Swarm returned to action for the first time in two weeks with an 18-9 loss to Buffalo on Saturday night. The loss snapped Georgia’s (3-4) two-game winning streak. Buffalo’s Josh Byrne, the NLL’s leading rookie scorer, had three goals and three assists. Callum Crawford also had three goals for Buffalo. Lyle Thompson, Rand Staats and Jesse King each scored twice for Georgia. Miles Thompson and Shane Jackson both had three assists. The Swarm and Bandits traded early goals in the first period. A challenge upheld Buffalo’s second goal and the Bandits added another three minutes later in the period for 3-1 lead. The Swarm thought they had a goal with roughly six minutes left, but a video review showed the shooter had broken into the crease before the shot, wiping the goal. Byrne added his second goal with less than five minutes remaining, but Georgia added a late goal with 19 seconds left on a King goal with an assist from Lyle Thompson. Buffalo clung to a 4-2 lead at the end of the period. Buffalo tacked on two more insurance goals less than one minute into the second period. Dhane Smith scored first, then Liam Patten scored off the ensuing faceoff to give Buffalo a 6-2 lead. That started a 7-2 run

for Buffalo to end the first half. Georgia opted to substitute Warren Hill in goal for Mike Poulin, who had played every minute for Georgia this season prior to Saturday’s game, when Buffalo went up 9-2 near the eight-minute mark in the second quarter. He would re-enter early in the second half. Lyle Thompson broke up the run with a goal near the five-minute mark in the second quarter, but Buffalo answered with its seventh goal seconds later. Miles Thompson scored his fifth goal of the season with roughly three minutes remaining in the half to cut the Swarm’s deficit to 11-4. Buffalo’s offense continued its avalanche of scoring from Byrne’s hot stick when he scored his third goal of the game 30 seconds into the second half. When Poulin re-entered the game, Chase Fraser stretched Buffalo’s lead to nine on an unassisted goal. Lyle Thompson scored his second goal of the night to cut the Swarm’s deficit to 14-7 with less than five minutes remaining in the third quarter. The quarter ended an even 3-3 in goal scoring. The first-half deficit was too much for Georgia to claw back from. Buffalo out-scored Georgia 4-2 over the final quarter to clinch the win. Georgia returns home to host Rochester at 6:30 p.m. at Infinite Energy Arena on Sunday.

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racott joined Stonecheck in becoming a two-time state valuable team points leadchamp, pulling away for ing up to Saturday, along an 8-3 decision over Union with Billy Barber, who Grove’s Gabe McDaniel to worked his way through the add the 145 title to the one consolation bracket to place he won at 138 a year ago. fifth at 195 pounds. But perhaps the most Still, with the first three dramatic title for the Buford finalists on the day Wolves on the day was having come up short, it Bozoian, who outpointed was a bit of a relief when Union Grove’s CamStonecheck was able to den Johnson 5-3 in the jump out in front with an 182-pound final to not only early takedown, and then win his first state title, but use a two-point reversal end the season at a perfect late in the second period 33-0. to pull away for a 5-0 win “He actually went undeover Union Grove’s Bryson feated this season,” Beuglas Nease to win the 132 title. said. “So I’m super happy “I had to do what I had for him. That’s certainly the to do,” said Stonecheck, way you want to go out.” who won a state title at 126 While Buford was the pounds last year. “Obvionly Gwinnett squad to win ously, it was enough. I just a team title, several others figured if I do what I had turned in strong perforto do, I’d come out on top. mances throughout the That’s how it ended up. weekend, and specifically “The first takedown was on Saturday. obviously the key to the Archer got individual match, but that reversal titles from Peter Myndresku kind of iced the match. I at 152 pounds and Will relaxed a little bit more Choloh at 285 to place third (after that).” in the Class AAAAAAA Two matches later, Darteam standings with 114

points, trailing only champion Camden’s 233 and runner-up North Forsyth’s 115.50. Two other Gwinnett teams rounded out the top five of the Class AAAAAAA team standings, with Collins Hill riding championship performances from Clint Gilbert at 106 and Lucas DeSilva at 145 to place fourth at

110, while Brookwood was close behind in fifth at 107.50, thanks to a state 170-pound title by Gabriel Lee plus a runner-up finish at 182 by David Key. Mountain View also cracked the top 10 of the AAAAAAA standings by placing seventh at 96 points, paced by Harrison Spikes’ individual title at 195.

Above, Buford’s Tristian Bozoian wrestles during the AAAAA 182 weight class on Satuday in Macon. Right, Buford’s Tristian Bozoian reacts after beating Union Grove’s Camden Johnson on Saturday in the 182 pound finals in class AAAAA. (Photos: David McGregor)


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ily Day for a handful of Gwinnett teams, with the Sean Russell did it in 2011. final stop at the state placWhile he still has a long ers’ podium. way to go, the victory also After finishing gives him a chance to match as 160-pound Class a feat of former Collins Hill AAAAAAA state runnerwrestler Tyler Parker. who up a year ago, Brookbecame the first wrestler in wood’s Gabriel Lee dethe state’s largest classifica- feated Rockdale County’s tion all four years of his Jhaquan Anderson 6-2 to career from 2002-05. win this year’s championGilbert also combined ship at 170 pounds. with fellow state champion It also made him the Lucas DeSilva (145) to help second member of his the Eagles to a fourth-place family to win an individufinish in the team standings. al state title, joining older Podium turns into brother Elliott Lee, who family gathering won back-to-back Class In different ways, AAAAAA state titles at Saturday turned into Fam- 195 and 285 in 2014-15

wrestling for Archer. And with Broncos teammates David (182) and Matthew Key (195) having finished second and fourth in their weight classes, Saturday was the second straight year the two brothers each placed. David, a junior, was state champion at 152 last year, while Matthew was runner-up at 195. Finally, Mountain View also had a pair of brothers place on Saturday, with Harrison Spikes winning the AAAAAAA state 195-pound title and brother Garrett Spikes taking third at 170.

Right, Collins Hill’s Clint Gilbert rides Forsyth Central’s Abraham Perez in the AAAAAAA State Finals. Below, Mountian View’s Harrison Spikes reacts after winning the AAAAAAA State Finals in the 195 pound division. (Photos: David McGregor)

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CLASS AAAAAAA TEAM SCORES 1. Camden 233 2. North Forsyth 115.50 3. Archer 114 4. Collins Hill 110 5. Brookwood 107.50 6. North Paulding 105.50 7. Mountain View 96 8. Hillgrove 88.50 9. Rockdale Co. 87 10. South Forsyth 62 17. North Gwinnett 33.50 21. Peachtree Ridge 26 24. Berkmar 18 t28. Mill Creek 13 t32. Meadowcreek 6 t32. Parkview 6 t35. Duluth 3 t37. Central Gwinnett 1 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS FIRST PLACE Will Choloh, Archer, 285 Harrison Spikes, Mountain View 195 Gabriel Lee, Brookwood 170 Peter Myndresku, Archer 152 Lucas DeSilva, Collins Hill, 145 Clint Gilbert, Collins Hill, 106 SECOND PLACE David Key, Brookwood, 182 THIRD PLACE Cody Hutchison, Collins Hill, 285 Tomari Fox, Collins Hill, 220 Garrett Spikes, Mountain View 170 Marquel Broughton, Mountain View 160 Logan Smith, Archer, 145 Gavin Smith, Archer, 138 Rex McDaniel, North 132 Arash Mohebi, Berkmar, 106 FOURTH PLACE Justin Oldknow, Brookwood, 220 Matthew Key, Brookwood 195 Kyle Brown, Peachtree Ridge 170 Chase DeGrenier, Archer, 160 Joey Felix, Collins Hll, 113 FIFTH PLACE Ross McDaniel, North 160 Lawrence Martin, Brookwood, 113 SIXTH PLACE

Elijah Griffin, Collins Hill 126 CLASS AAAAAA TEAM SCORES 1. Richmond Hill 153.50 2. South Paulding 124 3. Alexander 122 4. Dalton 114 5. Creekview 105.50 t20. Dacula 32 32. Lanier 10 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS THIRD PLACE Noah Bullock, Dacula, 120 CLASS AAAAA TEAM SCORES 1. Buford 206 2. Union Grove 156.50 3. Ola 137.50 4. Cass 124 5. Woodland-Cartersville 104 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS FIRST PLACE Nick Stonecheck, Buford, 132 Charlie Darracott, Buford, 145 Triston Bozoian, Buford, 182 SECOND PLACE Nick Cambria, Buford, 106 Logan Ashton, Buford 113 Kyle McCullough, Buford, 126 Blaine Bergey, Buford, 138 Cooper Roberts, Buford, 170 FIFTH PLACE Billy Barber, Buford, 195 CLASS A TEAM SCORES 1. Commerce 212 2. Darlington 113.50 3. Trion 107 4. Irwin Co. 81 5. Gordon Lee 71 7. Wesleyan 62 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS THIRD PLACE Harrison Dearth, Wesleyan, 126 Matthew Brown, Wesleyan, 145 Donald Conley, Wesleyan, 152 FIFTH PLACE Corey Berry, Wesleyan, 138 George Bielen, Wesleyan, 170 SIXTH PLACE Ellis Schmitt, Wesleyan 220

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world Two killed when Turkish chopper crashes in Syria Two Turkish troops were killed Saturday when their helicopter crashed in Afrin, Syria, near the Turkish border, Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported. “One of the two Atak helicopters of ours operating on Afrin region unfortunately collapsed. Two brave members of armed forces martyred,” Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, according to Anadolu. “There is no evidence that it was downed by an outside intervention,” Yildirim said. But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier Saturday the helicopter was downed as part of the country’s military action against U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds in the area. “A little while ago, one of our helicopters was downed,” Erdogan said. “Maybe one of our helicopters is gone, but they will pay for this not in kind, but so much more.” The Turkish army confirmed the crash but did not comment on a cause.


Trump: Memo needs redaction By Ted Barrett and Sophie Tatum CNN

people ‘House of Cards,’ ‘The Wire’ actor Cathey dead at 59

Actor Reg E. Cathey, best known for his roles in the hit Netflix drama “House of Cards” and the HBO series “The Wire,” has died. His death was announced Friday night by David Simon, the creator of “The Wire,” who paid tribute to the late 59-year-old actor on Twitter. “Not only a fine, masterful actor — but simply one of the most delightful human beings with whom I ever shared some long days Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s statement said any changes that need to be made for the Schiff on set,” Simon wrote. “On memo to be declassified should be made swiftly and the memo “should be released.” wit alone, he could double Feinstein is seen here during a congressional hearing June 8. (CNN) any man over and leave him thinking. Reg, your memory is a great blessing.” give technical assistance to Schiff pointed out the called Trump’s decision More details of Cathey’s the Committee, should the president’s different treatnot to release the DemoCommittee wish to revise ment of the memos in a cratic memo “hypocrisy at passing, including the circumstances surrounding his the February 5th Memoran- tweet Saturday, saying its worst.” death, were not immediately dum to mitigate the risks that the FBI had released In a statement Friday, available. identified by the Departa statement on the Repub- Feinstein, a Democrat The Huntsville, Ala., nament,” McGahn wrote. licans’ document expressfrom California, called tive was born into a military Schiff’s memo rebuts al- ing “grave concerns about the Republicans’ memo legations in another memo material omissions of fact “misleading” and said she family in August 1958. He took an interest in theater at from the committee’s that fundamentally impact had read the underlying Republicans that accuses the memo’s accuracy.” intelligence documents on the age of 9 after attending a United Service Organizathe FBI of suppressing “Mr. President, what you which both memos were tion show in West Germany, Democratic ties to an opcall ‘political’ are actubased. where he was raised. position research dossier ally called facts, and your “I know the Nunes on Trump and Russia used concern for sources and memo is misleading, and I Oxfam hit with in the Foreign Intelligence methods would be more know Congressman Schiff St. Mary’s to pay-for-sex Surveillance Act warconvincing if you hadn’t was seeking to provide evict disgraced allegations rant for former Trump decided to release the GOP a factual counterpoint,” campaign foreign policy memo (‘100 percent’) Feinstein said. “If the pres- Boise priest The U.K. government adviser Carter Page. That before reading it and over ident really believes the said it is reviewing its curThe Idaho Catholic memo, spearheaded by the objections of the FBI,” Nunes memo vindicates rent work with one of Britthe panel’s chairman, Rep. Schiff wrote. him, as he has said, what is Diocese has confirmed it ain’s biggest aid agencies, has begun the process of Devin Nunes of California, In a statement Friday, he hiding by blocking the Oxfam, amid allegations evicting disgraced Father was released last week. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Schiff memo?” some of its senior employTom Faucher from his ees paid for sex in Haiti in Boise home. the wake of the devastating Faucher was arrested one fighter, he knows everyone’s 2010 earthquake. going to leave the station, so week ago on twelve charges An investigation by The he was waiting till everyone of possessing or distributing ‘No daylight’ Times newspaper in Lonchild porn, and two charges has left in order to commit don alleges Oxfam covered between U.S., of drug possession. Police this crime.” up misconduct by senior say they found hundreds of This past week, investiallies on N. Korea, aid workers, including the child porn images on his gators identified Donahue Pence says then-country director Rocomputer — and LSD and as the one they believe is land van Hauwermeiren. Vice President Mike responsible for those thefts. ecstasy in Faucher’s home. The newspaper said a Pence told reporters aboard Faucher bonded out of On Friday morning, confidential report by the Air Force Two on Saturday detectives doing surveillance the Ada County Jail earlier charity found that van Hau- that there is “no daylight” this week. caught Donahue in the act. wermeiren, who resigned between the United States, Neighbors then quickly in 2011, paid women for South Korea and Japan spoke out, saying they were Conn. man, 64, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence watches the Opening concerned someone charged sex in the villa the charity in their stances on North Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic set to climb with such crimes is still livhad rented for him during Korea after a trip to the ing in their neighborhood. the relief efforts. CNN has 2018 Winter Olympics that Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on Friday in Mt. Kilimanjaro South Korea. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Diocese spokesman Gene not independently reviewed saw him and South Korean Pyeongchang-gun, Images) A Hamden, Conn., man is Fadness said Faucher rents the charity’s internal report. President Moon Jae-in take Van Hauwermeiren has the home off Hill Road getting set to climb Mount different positions on the ered the $100,000 — the opening ceremony, for exnot commented publicly presence of a North Korean ample, Moon shook hands first payment of the $1 mil- Kilimanjaro to raise money from St. Mary’s Catholic since The Times report on Church — where Faucher delegation. with Jong, as Pence, sitting lion deal — all they received for a nonprofit. Friday. CNN’s attempts to served for some twenty Lew Nescott worked to “There is no daylight was shoddy information on merely feet away, looked reach him have been unsuc- between the United States, years. Faucher retired sevtest his lung volume and stone faced, never acknowl- Trump and his associates. cessful. eral years ago. oxygen consumption, his the Republic of Korea and This led the U.S. spies edging the North Korean According to the paper, mental process and memory, Japan on the need to conto terminate the agreement delegation. the report also found that tinue to isolate North Korea because they did not want it and his muscle strength on Composer “children may have been economically and diploTrump responds to look as if they were trying Friday. Johannsson among those sexually The 64-year-old is gearmatically until they abandon to buy compromising inforto article on U.S. exploited by aid workers,” their nuclear ballistic mismation on the president, the ing up and getting ready for dead at 48 and that there had been the 19,000-foot climb to the sile program,” Pence said, intel, says ‘Drain Times’ report said. Johann Johannsson, a a “culture of impunity” top of Mount Kilimanjaro in adding that he was “encour- the swamp’ Trump’s tweet on SaturGolden Globe winning among some staff in Haiti. aged” by his talks with the day said, “It is all starting to Africa. President Donald Trump come out.” composer, died Friday in “It’s something that I’ve South Korean President. Berlin, his manager conwanted to do. I thought in Israel loses plane Pence told reporters that sounded his campaign battle firmed to CNN. A native of cry of “drain the swamp” this lifetime I never would the two leaders “spoke as Ariz. firefighter under Syrian fire, friends” during his visit Iceland, Johannsson was again Saturday morning in do based on time, resourc48. The cause of death is response to an article about arrested for theft es,” Nescott said. accuses Iran of to South Korea, and their U.S. spies attempting to Helping to make sure he’s unknown. and setting fire discussions included the drone infiltration Johannsson won a Goldin top shape is the crew inmeeting between Moon and recover stolen U.S. cyberAn Israeli F-16 fighter jet the North Korean delegaA Phoenix firefighter weapons. side Quinnipiac University’s en Globe award in 2015 for crashed Saturday in northern tion, led by Kim Jong Un’s is under arrest, accused of On Friday, The New Motion Analysis Laboratory. his score to “The Theory Israel after coming under of Everything,” a British stealing from his fellow York Times reported that, “We have a couple of sister, Kim Yo Jong. “massive anti-aircraft fire” firefighters. sensors that Lew is going to film depicting the life of The two leaders however, according to American famed theoretical physicist from Syrian forces, accordPhoenix police said and European intelligence wear on the mountain. It’s did not discuss North Koing to the Israeli army. 36-year-old Ryan Donahue going to measure things like Stephen Hawking. officials, U.S. spies paid rea’s invitation to Moon to The incident came after “When you’re given is responsible for setting his heart rate, respiratory visit Pyongyang, according a Russian $100,000 last an Israeli combat helicopter to a senior administration year in an attempt to gather at least two dumpster fires rate, body temperature, GPS material like ‘The Theory successfully intercepted an to lure crews out of their NSA cybertools that had tracking, oxygen saturation. of Everything,’ it seems official. The official said Iranian unmanned aerial ve- that Pence does not believe been stolen. The Russian, fire stations so he could let That way as he does the hike like my job is very easy,” hicle that had been launched that the invitation dilutes he said when accepting according to the Times, also himself in and take cash. we can see how those varifrom Syria, the Israel DeIn the last five to six ables change with altitude,” the award. Johannsson the toughness of the United had promised compromising fense Forces said. weeks, firefighters at mulinformation on Trump. said Tom Martin of Quinni- was also nominated for States’ pressure campaign Both pilots aboard the an Academy Award for tiple stations noticed cash The newspaper reported piac University. on North Korea. Israeli jet are safe, the Israeli his work on the film, and that several American intel- had gone missing from their An experienced climber Pence and Moon took army said, although one pilot two very different diploreceived another Oscar wallets and from the kitty ligence officials said their who’s already scaled three was severely injured as only objective was to obtain used to buy meals for crews. of the seven highest peaks in nomination the followmatic approaches to the a result of an emergency ing year for his score to “Obviously this person the cyberweapons and not world, Nescott leaves next North Korean delegation’s evacuation from the plane. “Sicario.” knew what he was looking the information on Trump. weekend for the climb. attendance at the games in — From wire reports Pyeongchang. At Friday’s — From wire reports for,” Pfohl said. “As a fireHowever, when they deliv— From wire reports President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted a brief explanation for why he rejected the request to declassify a Democratic memo from the House Intelligence Committee. Trump called the memo “very political and long” and said he “told them to re-do and send back in proper form.” “The Democrats sent a very political and long response memo which they knew, because of sources and methods (and more), would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency,” Trump said on Twitter. “Told them to re-do and send back in proper form! On Friday, White House counsel Don McGahn informed the committee of the president’s decision, writing in a letter that although Trump is “inclined to declassify” the memo spearheaded by the panel’s ranking member, California Rep. Adam Schiff, “he is unable to do so at this time. “However, given the public interest in transparency in these unprecedented circumstances, the president has directed that Justice Department personnel be available to


The Equifax hack could be worse than previously thought By Donna Borak and Kathryn Vasel CNN

The Equifax breach may have exposed more personal information of customers than previously thought. Additional information, including tax IDs and driver’s license details, may have been accessed in a hack that affected 145.5 million customers, according to confidential documents Equifax provided

Must read to the Senate Banking Committee seen by CNN. The disclosure follows Equifax’s original announcement of the breach in September, which compromised sensitive data like names, date of birth, Social Security numbers and home addresses. In its original announcement of the hack, the company had revealed that some driver’s license

numbers were exposed. The new documents show that the license state and issue date might have also been compromised. Equifax spokesperson Meredith Griffanti told CNNMoney on Friday that the original list of vulnerable personal information was never intended to represent the full list of potentially exposed information. The new documents now raise questions of how much information hackers may have accessed in Equifax’s cyberattack.

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday sent a letter to CEO Paulino do Rego Barros Jr. on the incomplete information provided to Congress following a story in The Wall Street Journal. “As your company continues to issue incomplete, confusing and contradictory statements and hide information from Congress and the public, it is clear that five months after the breach was publicly announced, Equifax has yet to answer this simple question

in full: what was the precise extent of the breach?” Warren wrote in the letter. In its response to lawmakers, Equifax said the pieces of information compiled is “not exhaustive,” but represents common personal information that hackers usually search for. Criminals can use personal information like this to open bank accounts and lines of credit, like a credit card or mortgage, without the victim’s knowledge.



Mike Glenn stands with items from his personal black history collection that were shown at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center last year. Glenn is opening a new Black History Month exhibit at GJAC on Monday that includes a highlight of the life of Frederick Douglass, seen below, and the time period in which he lived. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Douglass’ birth. (Photo: Courtesy of Mike Glenn)

In the days of Douglass Famous abolitionist to be focus of exhibit coming to GJAC



When many people are young, they idolize a sports star, a famous singer or a well-known actor. For Mike Glenn, however, that idol was Frederick Douglass. Growing up, Glenn studied the well-known abolitionist’s life. He did grow up to become a professional athlete, playing in the NBA for a number of years and now working as an analyst for Atlanta Hawks broadcasts. But that fascination with Douglass hasn’t waned. “Both of my parents were teachers, but primarily my mom was a strong history lover and she shared that with us when we were growing up,” Glenn said. “Frederick Douglass was a famous historical person so she would always tell us things that he said and did, and I read books on Douglass when I was a very young man, and I started collecting, later, a lot of things on Douglass.” That interest in Douglass will be on full display at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center this month as items from Glenn’s personal collec-

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress


• OneStop Centerville will host a Black History Month exhibit through the end of February. The selfguided, free exhibit highlights the history of AfricanAmericans in Gwinnett County’s Promised Land community. The center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, but will be closed Feb. 19 for Presidents Day. The center is located at 3025 Bethany Church Road in Norcross.


• The Dacula library branch will host a free Tracing Your African-American Roots in Gwinnett event in partnership with the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County at 3 p.m. Participants will learn how to use resources available at the library, including access to the library edition of and HeritageQuest, to overcome obstacles to researching black genealogy. The library is located at 265 Dacula Road.


• The Peachtree Corners library branch will host an E(STEAM)ed Art Series for Kids class for children and tweens at 5 p.m. The series is intended to teach children about black history with stories and take-home art projects. The branch is located at 5570 Spalding Drive.

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tion will be incorporated into this year’s Black History Month exhibit at GJAC. The full exhibit highlights local and national black history, with contributions from the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County Inc., Discovery High School students and the Robbie Susan Moore Foundation. It also includes student art, a video about local black history and newspaper clippings of notable

local African-Americans, including Norcross Mayor Craig Newton, who recently became the first black mayor of a Gwinnett city. “We thought it’d be a great way to celebrate local history but recognize national icons, because the Black History Month exhibit last year also recognized some icons of black history, but we also featured some of the local See HISTORY, Page 3C

Above, artwork created by students at Discovery High School is also part of the Black History Month exhibit at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville. Below, this sign from segregation-era Selma, Ala., was from a “White Only” swimming pool. It is one of the items local residents have donated for the Black History Month exhibit. (Staff Photos: Curt Yeomans)

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How a mandolin misses Second book by local coach the man who played it details traveling in summer Ronda Rich Mama were sisters. Death had come suddenly, nary a warning that hours were dwindling, and that, of course, left the family reeling with the kind of sorrow that is the hardest of all the sorrows wrought by a man’s end of time. So there we sat at a funeral of a man we did not know, but by the time the funeral ended, we would know Doyle Butler well. I would leave wishing that gentle, kind man had been my friend. The preacher handling the service had known him for 40 years, at least. “I never once saw him raise his voice in anger. I never knowed him to speak a word of unkindness of anyone. He was one of the finest people that ever stepped foot on this earth. If you needed something, you could count on him.” Preachers, of course, are supposed to speak kindly of those whose caskets they stand over. But it wasn’t just the preacher. When he asked if anyone else had anything to say, several people filed to the pulpit and spoke of the power of the gentle, kind man who had touched their lives. A couple broke down and

couldn’t speak further. To the right of the pulpit was the bluegrass group that he played with regularly. There was a guitar player, a stand-up bass player and a banjo player. In the center of the group was an empty chair: The mandolin sat by itself, mourning the loss of its friend who would play it no more. It was a powerful symbol as they played and sang somber mountain songs in tribute to a man they loved. It was impossible to sit in that congregation and not be terrifically moved. “This,” I thought to myself, “is how I want to be eulogized, how I want to be mourned.” Lately, a couple of people have died who were so mean and ornery that I thought, “Good riddance.” But the loss of a man who was dignified, solid, kind and rooted in family and music is profoundly sad. I wish we could keep more of the good ones and lose more of the mean ones. When we filed out of the chapel, I walked over to his son, the one who has meant so much to us and is another gift this man left behind. “Your daddy’s funeral preached to me today,” I said. “I want to be the kind of person he was.” And I wish I could play the mandolin, too. Ronda Rich is the bestselling author of “There’s A Better Day A-Comin’.” Visit to sign up for her free weekly newsletter.

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......................................................... 96 Subway 4132 Atlanta Highway No. 106, Loganville.......................................................... 100 Subway No. 35834 910 Athens Highway, Suite 15 E, Loganville ....................................... 96 Taco Eldorado 2570 Pleasant Hill Road, Suite 102, Duluth .............................................. 96 Target 1905 Scenic Highway North, Snellville.................................................................... 99 Three Blind Mice 1066 Killian Hill Road, Suite 101, Lilburn .............................................. 85 Tin Lizzy’s 6320 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth ...................................................................... 88 Trophy Club of Gwinnett 3254 Clubside View Court, Snellville........................................ 96 Waffle House No. 686 2554 U.S. Highway 78, Snellville ................................................... 99 Woori Dumpling House 1611 Satellite Blvd., Suite 1A, Duluth 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Longtime county wrestling coach Cliff Ramos has released his second eBook chronicling his summer travels across the country with good friends Steve West and Barry Gillespie. The book, available on Amazon Kindle, is part of a series of journals which started with Ramos’ first book “Backroads, No Plan, Good Deeds and Pee Wee.” The newest installment focuses on 2017 trip which began with a flight to Las Vegas and carried on with a back-roads trek. Ramos’ annual adventures include good deeds and raise money for the Lawrenceville Co-op. Related donations to the Christian food bank have topped $11,000. Ramos started the wreslting programs at Meadowcreek and Collins Hill, and after retiring in 2010, joined the staff at Mountain View as an assistant to one of his former pupils, Jim Gassman. He is a National Wrestling Hall of Fame member and a 22-time region

coach of the year. Ramos led Collins Hill to nine state team titles in the state’s largest classification during his tenure.

PET OF THE WEEK Each week the Gwinnett Daily Post will feature an animal available for adoption at the Georgia SPCA, which is located at 1175 Buford Highway, Suite 109, Suwanee, GA 30024. The hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sundays 1 until 4 p.m. You can see the rest of the adoptable cats and dogs at Meet Buzz, a 2-year-old black and white domestic shorthair/mix. Buzz loves to be loved. He purrs really loudly when you pet him. He likes to use his scratching post, and he’s litter box trained. Buzz is a bit shy at first, but once he gets to know you, he opens up. He will do best as an only cat (so he can give all his love to you). He is currently in a foster home,

but if you’re interested, call 678-765-2726 and they will be happy to arrange a meeting. Buzz has been neutered and disease tested for FeLV and FIV. He has been dewormed, given all age-appropriate vaccinations, and is up to date on flea/tick prevention. He has

also been microchipped, and his adopter will receive 30 days of Pet Emergency insurance. If you are interested in seeing any of the pets up for adoption, visit the GA SPCA, located at 1175 Buford Highway, Suite 109, in Suwanee, or call at 678765-2726.

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Not long ago, I went to the funeral of a man I did not know. I had never even seen him or heard him speak a word. Saddest of all, I had never heard the talented musician play a single bluegrass note on his mandolin or banjo. His son, Kris, a preacher, has meant a lot to Tink and me. Like his father, at least according to those who spoke at the funeral, his son is quiet and reserved in person. If two words will answer the question, he sees no need to use a dozen. He is the epitome of an Appalachian man who is steady, God-fearing and a hardworking family man. He’s the kind of man we need more of in these days of trouble and uncertainty. When the mandolin player’s son steps behind a pulpit, though, the full abundance of the Holy Ghost rains down with a transformation that is astounding. He comes alive with a vigor as he quotes King James scriptures and explains them in depth with clarity. He uses stories and anecdotes to illustrate with wit and wisdom. The personality of the admirable man inside the pulpit is quite different from the sweetmannered one outside the pulpit. Tink was out of town, so my sister, Louise, and I went to the funeral. In the way that people are often connected in the mountains, the preacher is married to our cousin. Her grandmother and

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•From Page 1C aspects,” Gwinnett County Community Outreach Program Coordinator Nicole Love Hendrickson said. The county will host a Spirit of Frederick Douglass program at the exhibit at 7 p.m. Feb. 20, with an actor performing as Douglass. That event will also include the distribution of 20 copies of a Bicentennial Edition of “The Narrative of Frederick Douglass” to Gwinnett students who are participating in a mentoring program. Glenn said he hopes the exhibit will inspire people to take a scholarly approach to understanding history, but getting a grasp of what kind of a world Douglass lived in. “Douglass himself even gave us that we should study, we should remember monuments and memorials dates of people to understand what they went through, the struggles they had, the context in which they lived,” Glenn said. “Oftentimes history just ignores the context and will just take the facts out of it and you will miss the real lesson in the story if you don’t understand the context.” Douglass rose to prominence throughout the midto-late 19th century, after he escaped slavery and crafted the autobiographic narrative of his life as he became one of the leading voices in the abolitionist movement. He even met with President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War to discuss the treatment of black soldiers. In 1873, he became the first black person to be nominated for vice president of the United States, even if the nomination came without his approval, when the Equal Rights Party Convention picked him for its ticket. He declined the nomination. “He’s just so fascinating and a person so fundamental to American history, and a person so wise, his intellect was unbelievable,” Glenn said. “He’s just amazing. The more you read, it’s like the more intriguing he

Douglass exhibit ties into county’s 200th celebrations BY CURT YEOMANS


Above, newspaper clippings covering the political career of Norcross Mayor Craig Newton are included in the Black History Month exhibit at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville. Newton, who was sworn in as mayor last month, made county history when he became the first black mayor of a Gwinnett city. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans) Below, a Harper’s Weekly cover with an illustration of black people voting for the first time, is shown in Mike Glenn’s Black History Month exhibit from last year. It will also be in a new exhibit Glenn will show at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville this month to highlight the life of Frederick Douglass. (File Photo)

is so that’s why I started down the Douglass path if you would.” Glenn said he wants to show Douglass’ life by putting it in the context of the 19th century so visitors can understand his perspective and where he was coming from. That means there are people included in the exhibit who might not seem like they belong in a Black History Month exhibit — people such as Gens. Robert E. Lee and William T. Sherman, and Confederate States of America Vice President Alexander Stephens. Glenn said presenting the mindsets and actions

of those people helps provide context for the preand post-Civil War eras in which Douglass lived. The U.S. Supreme Court’s pre-Civil War Dred Scott decision is also touched on in the exhibit. “I have their words so people can see what were they saying, what were these people believing, what did (Douglass) have to fight against,” Glenn said. There is also a deep legacy that Douglass left, which Glenn said helped shape black history up to the present. He said Douglass’ views on equality, regardless of race or gender, laid the ground-

work for later key figures in black history, including Martin Luther King Jr. and former President Barack Obama. “If you don’t understand Douglass, if you don’t know Douglass, if you haven’t studied and learned anything about Douglass, I don’t think you know American history,” Glenn said. “I don’t think it’s possible that you can know American history without knowing Frederick Douglass and what he did, said, stood for or how it impacted America. “He basically laid the blueprints for slavery-free America. His vision, his

Frederick Douglass and Gwinnett County share a unique bond, even if they might otherwise seem unrelated: they were born in the same year. Gwinnett County Community Outreach Program Coordinator Nicole Love Hendrickson said the county worked with Mike Glenn last year to bring some of his collection of black history memorabilia to the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center for Black History Month. They wanted to work with him again, and it happened that he wanted to highlight the bicentennial of Douglass’ birth. The exhibit is part of broader efforts to celebrate Gwinnett County’s bicentennial this year, even if the link is indirect. “Since we’re celebrating the bicentennial (of Gwinnett County) and he was also in the process of bringing his exhibit around to different areas — his exhibit for this year focuses on the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass — we thought it would be a match made in heaven,” Hendrickson said. The exhibit is also timely for more reasons than the fact that county is also celebrating its bicentennial, or that it’s Black History Month. Glenn said researchers estimate that Douglass was born in February 1818 based on documents they have found. “It’s kind of been

views, his knowledge, nobody had the kind of foresight Douglass had … Douglass, I think, was the foremost intellectual and prophetic voice of that time.” The Gwinnett Justice

adopted that it was around the 14th actually,” Glenn said. And since it is Gwinnett’s bicentennial year, one part of the exhibit display — which will also feature some local history — will remain available to the public long after Black History Month ends. County officials said the video on the local black experience in Gwinnett that will shown at the exhibit can also be found at Some of the information in the video touches on the history of the Hooper Renwick School, which was the county’s black school for decades before desegregation. While the materials in the exhibit focus on black history, Hendrickson said its important, particularly in a year where Gwinnett history is being celebrated, for all residents to remember that part of the county’s history. “It’s all of our history,” Hendrickson said. “Regardless of whether you’re Latino, white, African-American, I think it’s important to honor history period and so much of the black history is not as widely known as mainstream history, so I think it’s important and unique to a lot of people who are connected to that history.”

and Administration Center is located at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, but will be closed on Feb. 19 for Presidents Day.


• The Five Forks library branch will show “Southside With You” as part of its Rise of Civil Rights Film Series at 2 p.m. the viewing is free and popcorn will be available while supplies last. The library is located at 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road in Lawrenceville.

Feb. 19

• The Hamilton Mill library branch will host a Black History Month-themed Maker Monday session at 11 a.m. Children who participate in the session will make unity wreaths, and they

are encouraged to wear old clothing because they will be working with ink, glue and paint. The library is located at 3690 Braselton Highway in Dacula. • The Lilburn library branch will host an Exploring AfricanAmerican Poetry Through Performance at 6:30 p.m. Presenters will perform the poetry of black poets, including Paul Laurence Dunbar, Nikki Giovanni and Natasha Trethewey. The library is located at 4817 Church St.

Feb. 20

• Actor Michael E. Crutcher

Sr. will give a free The Spirit of Frederick Douglass Lecture at 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. During the lecture, Crutcher will portray Douglass. Registration is required for the event. The center is located at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

Feb. 24

• The Gwinnett Youth Commission will host a World Thinking Day Black History Month Celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. The event will include cultural performanc-



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AUBURN Shamrock 5K planned to benefit Cancer Institute Runners dressed in festive St. Paddy’s Day outfits will race along the paved paths of Little Mulberry Park for the Tina Borg Shamrock 5K and Fun Run. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. March 17, with a Fun Run at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, Georgia’s only National Cancer Institutedesignated comprehensive cancer center. Early bird registration is $22 and ends March 1; thereafter, the registration fee increases to $25. Registration is available online at www.fundracers. org or in person the day of the event. The race’s namesake, Tina Borg, received her treatment for stage 4 cancer at Winship Cancer Institute until her death in 2012. Little Mulberry Park is located at 3855 Fence Road in Auburn. BARROW COUNTY Westside students post highest reading gains Students at Westside Middle School in Barrow County received national recognition in the Achieve 3000 Read to Succeed contest. The students in Aisha Adams’ reading applications class showed more growth in the first half of the school year than any other school using Achieve 3000 in the nation, according to the Barrow County School System newsletter. “WMS uses the Achieve 3000 program to deliver daily differentiated instruction for nonfiction reading and writing that is precisely tailored to each student’s Lexile reading program,” the newsletter states. “The key to success with the program is implementation with fidelity, and Ms. Adams led the nation in her delivery of instruction during the contest.” Westside Middle School is located in Winder. BERKELEY LAKE Norcross Presbyterian pastor to speak at Lake Berkeley Chapel Norcross Presbyterian Church senior pastor Matthew Fry will deliver the sermon today at Lake Berkeley Chapel’s monthly service. His message, “Outgrown,” will be based on John 20: 1-18, according to the chapel’s website. Fry has been an ordained minister since 1999 and obtained his doctorate of ministry in 2008 from the Columbia Theological Seminary. The service will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the chapel at 4043 S. Berkeley Lake Road in Berkeley Lake. For more information, visit BRASELTON Braselton LifePath hosts St. Paddy’s PathQuest Visit Braselton on March 17 to discover shamrocks, leprechauns and clues along the LifePath. During the Paddy’s Day PathQuest, teams will race against the clock to find clues and finish a quest for a chance to win a prize package. The PathQuest will follow the Path Parade, which will begin at 10 a.m. at Ace Hardware. The LifePath connects The Village at Deaton Creek and the Northeast Georgia Medical Center to Chateau Elan, Mulberry Walk and the Town of Braselton Mulberry River Walk. It was funded by the Braselton Community Improvement District in partnership with the town of Braselton, Gwinnett County and the Georgia Department of Transportation. For more information, visit BUFORD Easter Bunny to arrive at Mall of Georgia March 9 The Easter Bunny will hop into the Mall of Georgia from March 9 to 31 for the Bunny Photo Experience. Children will have the chance to visit with the bunny and take home a snapshot of the occasion. The Easter Bunny Photo Experience will be located in the Von Maur Court. Families can avoid the line with Bunny by Appointment. To reserve a time, visit simon-

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A group of Girl Scouts showcase one of the many international cultures highlighted at a past World Thinking Day celebration at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford. This year’s celebration will be held on Feb. 24. (Special Photo)

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and the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. World Thinking Day The Gwinnett Enviis used as a learnronmental and Heritage ing opportunity that Center is giving people highlights internathe opportunity to tional friendship and a travel around the globe reminder that everyone in less than two hours is part of a global comat its annual World munity. Thinking Day event Each participating from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Girl Scout troop at Feb. 24. World Thinking Day The event is a partadopts a specific counnership between local try, shares information, Girl Scouts from the provides a taste of that Apalachee and Mill country’s cuisine and Creek Service Units makes a swap that is

By Trevor McNaboe trevor.mcnaboe “We love to hold family friendly events, and we always look forward to watching children interact with the bunny at Easter,” said Teresa Holloway, director of marketing and business development at the Mall of Georgia.” The mall will host The Caring Bunny event from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 11 at the Easter Bunny set. The event will offer families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to reduce sensory triggers. Reservations are required and can be made online at mallofgeorgia. For convenient access, families should enter through the Savvii Formal Wear entrance. The Mall of Georgia is located at 3333 Buford Drive in Buford. DACULA Dacula library celebrates Lunar New Year 2018 The Dacula branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library will celebrate the Lunar New Year from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature activities and crafts for families to complete while they learn about the cultural festivities. The Dacula library is located at 265 Dacula Road in Dacula. For more information, visit DULUTH Connect Duluth dining at Kurt’s in March Connect Duluth, an outreach program designed to spark meaningful conversations among members of the community and the city of Duluth, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. March 14 at Kurt’s Euro Bistro, 3305 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., No. 100, in Duluth. Community members are encouraged to attend and discuss concerns and ideas with Duluth City Mayor Nancy Harris and a city representative. All attendees will be responsible for the cost of their own meals. For more information, visit GRAYSON Grayson library hosting genealogy workshop Norcross resident Selma Blackmon will present a workshop on genealogy fundamentals from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Grayson library. During the workshop, attendees will learn how to use the genealogy resources provided by the library. Participants are encouraged to bring their personal laptop to follow along with instruction, but a limited number of Chromebooks will be available for those who need them. Blackmon graduated from Clayton State University with a bachelor’s degree in integrative study with an emphasis on genealogy research and teaching. She has also attended the Institute of Genealogy and History Research and volunteers at the National Archives at Atlanta. The Grayson library is located at 700 Grayson Parkway in Grayson.

reflective of the culture. More than 30 troops will be in attendance, and visitors will travel to countries such as Cyprus, Hungary, Switzerland, Ghana, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, the Bahamas and more. World Thinking Day is organized by the Girl Scouts, but the public is invited to participate. “You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to enjoy this program as it is for everyone,” GEHC Director of Programming

Jason West said. “With 2018 being Gwinnett’s bicentennial year, World Thinking Day helps highlight all of the diverse cultures that call Gwinnett home.” This year’s event also features students from the Gwinnett Youth Commission who plan to celebrate the community’s diversity through song, dance, crafts, poetry and special activities connected to Black History Month. Admission to World Thinking Day is $2 per person for Gwinnett residents and $4 per person for nonresidents.

The result will be a boardwalk that no longer floods after a heavy rain. See cityoflilburn. com for closure updates. — Gwinnett County continues to invest in transportation improvements in Lilburn, such as the addition of sidewalks on Killian Hill Road. The county also converted the former library branch into a new activity building on Hillcrest Road and installed sidewalks, which the city will continue across Indian Trail in 2018. — The Lilburn Community Improvement District made landscaping improvements on U.S. Highway 29 and has more planned for 2018. — The Lilburn Downtown Development Authority formed a Georgia Main Street program om 2017 to support businesses in Old Town. For more information, visit

LOGANVILLE Gase to visit Loganville to honor organ donors NASCAR driver and Donate Life advocate Joey Gase will visit Loganville City Hall from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 22 to LAWRENCEVILLE pay tribute to Columbus State Bird Club Meeting University and Loganville to discuss Mayan birds High School graduate Ethan The Southern Wings Rutledge, who died in a car Bird Club will meet at 7 p.m. accident in 2014. Monday in Conference Room Following his mother’s C at the Gwinnett Justice and sudden death in 2011, Gase Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. decided to donate her organs and tissues, which helped 66 John Shauger will discuss individuals in need of a trans“Birding the Mayan Ruins,” plant. Rutledge also chose to including the exotic birds of be an organ donor before he Yucatan, Mexico and the died. Mayan Ruins. In 2015, Gase was awarded Fore more information NASCAR’s inaugural Commuabout the club, visit southernnity Champion Award for his work supporting organ, eye and tissue donation. LILBURN Gase will be unveiling his City unveils No. 35 Sparks Energy car accomplishments during the Handprints of Hope in 2017 Annual Report event in Loganville. Rutledge’s The city of Lilburn recently picture will be placed on the released its 2017 Annual back panel of the car, and Report, which provides an registered organ donors, overview of what the city acrecipients and those from complished during the year. donor families will be invited to Along with the release sign and make handprints on of the report on its website, the car. the city announced planned “This is not only a unique improvements for 2018: opportunity to welcome — Construction will temNASCAR driver Joey Gase porarily close the city’s Camp to our great city, but this is Creek Greenway this spring.

also a great way to honor the memory of one of our residents,” Kristy Peters, events and marketing director for the city of Loganville said in a news release. “We are proud to do our part in helping promote organ donation and in doing so, celebrating the life of Ethan Rutledge.”

course at Prototype Prime on Wednesdays during lunch through March. The next class begins in May. With the classroom component, participants receive oneon-one office time, specialized lectures and a peer group with which to collaborate in addition to the traditional course material. After course completion, the city of Peachtree Corners will waive the business license fees for graduates wishing to launch a business, the news release states. To qualify for the business license fee waiver, the new business owner must be enrolled in an incubator and conducting technology-based work. The waiver may be extended up to three years, providing certain criteria are met. “Our city motto is ‘Innovative and Remarkable,’ which is exactly what we are accomplishing by bringing Kauffman Foundation into the fold,” Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason said. “The course provides tools to ensure entrepreneurs succeed and Prototype Prime delivers the perfect environment for their business to flourish. By fostering an innovative experience, we’re doing something remarkable.” For more information or details about the Kaufmann Foundation courses, email

SNELLVILLE Parks and rec department hosting blood drive at Briscoe An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 2 at Briscoe Park in Snellville. The blood drive is sponsored by the Snellville Park and Recreation Department. Briscoe Park is located at 2500 Sawyer Parkway in Snellville. According to the American Red Cross website, there is a critical need for O Negative and B Negative donors. Blood donors should eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet containing foods rich in iron and high in vitamin C. Before a blood donation, blood donors should get enough rest, eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids. For more information, visit

SUGAR HILL Kiwanis hosting annual art show at City Hall The North Gwinnett Kiwanis will host its third annual art show from March 5 to 17 in Sugar Hill City Hall’s Art Gallery. The show will feature art from students in grades 9 NORCROSS through 12 at participating Lionheart Theatre high schools. showing rom-com The Art Gallery will be ‘Crossing Delancey’ open during City Hall’s normal The Lionheart Theatre is showing the romantic comedy business hours. City Hall is located at 5039 W. Broad St. “Crossing Delancey” from in Sugar Hill. Thursday through Feb. 25. The Kiwanis Club of North Show times are at 7:30 Gwinnett meets every Tuesp.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. day from noon to 1 p.m. in the Buford Community Center, Tickets are $15 for adults and 2200 Buford Highway in $12 for seniors and students. They can be purchased online Buford. For more information, visit northgwinnettkiwanis. at com. In “Crossing Delancey,” by Susan Sandler, Isabel is a SUWANEE modern young woman who Suwanee seeking logo lives alone and works in a for Suwanee Fest 2018 bookshop. When she is not The city of Suwanee is pining after a handsome author, she is visiting her grand- looking for designers, artists mother, Bubbe, in Manhattan’s and creative people to submit logo designs for Suwanee Lower East Side. Bubbe and Fest 2018. her matchmaker friend have In celebration of the bifound a “good catch” for Isacentennial anniversary of the bel, who is reluctant to meet founding of Gwinnett County, Sam, the pickle vendor. this year’s Suwanee Fest will Lionheart Theatre is have a vintage Americana located at 10 College St. in theme. The designer of the Norcross. winning logo will see his or her design on official festival PEACHTREE CORNERS T-shirts and marketing posters City incubator offers and receive a $500 prize, acStartup 101 course cording to a news release. Peachtree Corners’ The competition is open nonprofit incubator, Prototo professional and amateur type Prime, has become a satellite location for the Ewing designers of all ages. Designs may be hand-drawn or Marion Kauffman Foundacomputer-generated. Entries tion’s Startup 101 course as should be submitted in printed part of its Kauffman FastTrac and electronic format. The education series. deadline for submissions is The Kauffman Foundation is a private nonprofit organiza- April 13. Visit SuwaneeFest. tion dedicated to empowering com for additional guidelines entrepreneurs with the educa- and an entry form. Suwanee Fest is the city of tion, tools and resources necessary to create their own Suwanee’s annual two-day fall celebration on Sept. 15 and businesses, according to a 16. The award-winning fesnews release. It is one of the tival includes arts and crafts largest organizations in the exhibitors, children’s rides and world devoted to entrepreactivities, and on-stage enneurship and has about $2 tertainment. Last year, about billion in assets. 55,000 people attended the Startup 101 is being offestival at Town Center Park. fered as a 10-week, in-class

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Lilburn Elementary students headed to Houston A Lilburn Elementary School team qualified for the First Lego League 2018 World Festival in Houston. The Leg-o-matics punched their ticket to the international competition by winning the First Lego League qualifier at Georgia Gwinnett College on Feb. 3. But what’s more special is the fact it was the team’s first FLL competition. The Leg-o-matics are made up of 10 fourthand fifth-grade students including Michelle Diep, Jaden Ha, Navaeh Sullivan, Lucas Niemi, Faith Mwangala, Juan RamosPena, Shamira Villareal, Gianna Chambry, Vinci Tu and Mina Lee. They are coached by Beverly Allen and Simone Dreifuss.

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The Lilburn Elementary Leg-o-matics First Lego League team will be heading to Houston in April for the 2018 World Festival. Members include Michelle Diep, Jaden Ha, Navaeh Sullivan, Lucas Niemi, Faith Mwangala, Juan Ramos-Pena, Shamira Villareal, Gianna Chambry, Vinci Tu and Mina Lee. They are coached by Beverly Allen and Simone Dreifuss. (Special Photo)

Trevor McNaboe The World Festival will take place in Houston from April 18-21 and will feature teams from all 50 states and six continents. Mill Creek student selected for Washington Journalism and Media Conference Sidney Chansamone, a student at Mill Creek High School, was selected on Monday evening to represent Buford as a National Youth Cor-

respondent to the 2018 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University taking place from July 8 through 13. Chansamone joins a select group of students from all over the country for a weeklong intensive study of journalism and

media. Chansamone was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies. National Youth Correspondents participate in hands-on, experiential learning through decisionmaking simulations that

challenge them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media. The experiential portion of the program is complemented by speakers in the media community. Brookwood teacher receives certification Brookwood High School educator Jesse Hancock recently achieved Certified Journalism Educator status from the Journalism Education Association. Journalism certification recognizes teachers who meet national standards of preparation to teach high school journalism classes and advise student media. Hancock will be honored for achieving the certification April 16 at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco. Educators

who gain this certification status show evidence of continuing education and professional growth, knowledge of teaching and advising methods in scholastic journalism and leadership at local, state, regional or national levels. Archer scheduled to host February college fair Archer High School’s PTSA will sponsor its second annual historically black college and university college fair and step show on Feb. 24. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. The college fair is open to all high school students and will provide them an opportunity to learn about the diversity, affordability and academically competitive programs found at HBCUs. The fair will be a selfguided tour for students, parents and other attendees, giving students an opportunity to apply, review, and receive literature and additional information. Sororities and fraternities will be present to discuss their organizations. As part of the event, local fraternities and sororities will perform a step show from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Trevor McNaboe is the education reporter for The Gwinnett Daily Post. He can be reached via email at or Twitter at @GDP_TrevorMac.


Professionalism is respect of time, effort by others Once, when I was in high school, two girls approached me to say their friend “Heather,” who was pretty cute, wanted me to ask her out. I could actually see Heather across the cafeteria, smiling at me when I made eye contact. I was amenable to the idea, and it seemed like she was, too. A date with the delectable Heather appeared to be a fait accompli. All I had to do was ask. So I did. She said no. Weird as that scenario might seem, it has been replayed on several occasions in my professional life. I’ll be right on the verge of what seems like an arrangement that will benefit both parties, and then bam! The other party backs out at the last minute — or worse, disappears off the face of the Earth. I understand that deals go bad all the time. People change their minds, have second thoughts, often for reasons known only to them. They have every right to do so and don’t necessarily owe anyone an explanation. I’ve done it myself on occasion. The problem arises when one party, during good-faith negotiations, or even on the cusp of an agreement, simply cuts off communication. This is known as “blowing someone off,” and it is horribly unprofessional, not to mention rude. Another example: Recently I was approached by a gentleman who wanted to hire me to perform a professional service for his organization. He mentioned a fee that was, well, frankly insulting. Let’s just say it was a fraction of the going market rate for that sort of service. I responded by saying that I deeply appreciated his interest in me and that I would be happy to take the job — for X amount, a fee considerably higher

Rob Jenkins than his original proposal but still below market rate. That seemed reasonable. What followed was — nothing. Complete silence on his end. I even waited a few days and then reached out to him again, giving him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he just got busy, or he never saw my email. Still nothing. What makes this episode particularly galling is that he was the one who initiated the conversation. I didn’t approach him to ask for work. He approached me. It’s true that I didn’t accept his first offer — I doubt anyone in my business would have — but I did politely counter. That’s called negotiating. I would have understood if he had countered again. Then I could have said yes or no. Or if he had just said, “Sorry, I can’t afford to pay that much.” I get it. That’s business. But simply blowing people off is NOT good business. Even if you can’t come to an agreement, always go out of your way to keep the lines of communication open. You never know when you might run into that person down the road. Rob Jenkins is a local college professor, freelance writer, and leadership development expert. He is the author of four books, including “The 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders: Unlocking Your Leadership Potential,” with Karl Haden. The views expressed here are his own. Email Rob at


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(Local Programming) The Bachelor Winter Games (Series Premiere) The singles move into the villa. (N) ’ (CC) Lights, Camera, Romance! (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Jimmy Kimmel Live ’ (Local Programming) NCIS Investigating a sailor’s kidnapping. ’ Bull A celebrity sues Bull. ’ (CC) NCIS: New Orleans “Rogue Nation” (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) Late Show-Colbert (Local Programming) The Flash Amunet kidnaps and threatens Caitlin. Black Lightning “Aches and Pains” (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) Lethal Weapon “Fork-Getta-Bout It” (CC) (DVS) LA to Vegas ’ The Mick (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) 2018 Winter Olympics Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding. Figure skating (pairs’ short); alpine skiing (women’s slalom); snowboarding (men’s halfpipe). (N) (CC) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) We’ll Meet Again Lives intersect on Sept. 11. American Experience (N) ’ (CC) (DVS) Frontline Killings linked to the MS-13 gang. (N) (Local Programming) Wheel of Fortune (N) Jeopardy! (N) ’ (CC) The X-Files A smuggler deals in deadly cargo. The X-Files The agents investigate a smuggler. 11Alive News at 10 (N) Killer Mysteries (N) ’ Corrupt Crimes (N) ’ (6:00) NOVA “The Impossible Flight” ’ (CC) Globe Trekker “Art Trails of the French Riviera” Great Continental Railway Journeys ’ (CC) (:01) Great Continental Railway Journeys (CC) (:04) Goering’s Last Secret ’ (CC) The Goldbergs ’ (CC) The Goldbergs ’ (CC) Dateline ’ (CC) CBS46 News at 9pm (N) Inside Edition (N) (CC) Seinfeld ’ (CC) The Game ’ (CC) The Game ’ (CC) Intervention Preparing for Toni’s intervention. Intervention Angela quits heroin cold turkey. ’ Intervention Angela struggles to stay clean. (N) Undercover High “Pregnancy Tests” (N) (CC) (:03) Intervention ’ (CC) (5:30) ›› “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” ››› “Pretty Woman” (1990, Romance-Comedy) Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Ralph Bellamy. (CC) ››› “Pretty Woman” (1990) Richard Gere, Julia Roberts. (CC) The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (CC) The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (N) (CC) The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (N) (CC) Bethenny & Fredrik (N) Housewives/NYC Watch What Real Housewives Erin Burnett OutFront (N) (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) (CC) CNN Tonight With Don Lemon (N) (CC) CNN Tonight With Don Lemon (N) (CC) The Office ’ (CC) The Office ’ (CC) Drunk History (CC) Drunk History (CC) Drunk History (CC) Drunk History (CC) Drunk History “Sex” Another Period (N) The Daily Show The Opposition Moonshiners The first run of hillbilly grappa. ’ Moonshiners: Outlaw Cuts “Highway to Hell” Moonshiners “From the Flames” (N) ’ (CC) (:01) Moonshiners “The Huntsman” (N) ’ (CC) (:01) Moonshiners “From the Flames” ’ (CC) College Basketball Teams TBA. (N) (Live) College Basketball Teams TBA. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) College Basketball Teams TBA. (N) (Live) College Basketball Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Basketball NFL Live (CC) E! News (N) (CC) ›› “The House Bunny” (2008, Comedy) Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone. (CC) Revenge Body With Khloé Kardashian (CC) E! News (CC) The Story With Martha MacCallum (N) (CC) Tucker Carlson Tonight (N) (CC) Hannity (N) (CC) The Ingraham Angle (N) (CC) Fox News at Night (N) (CC) Chopped Drive-thru snack and a cold dessert. Chopped Duck tongue in the first basket. (CC) Chopped Dishes for the Chinese New Year. Chopped Pastry experts in desserts challenge. Chopped “Chocolate Rush!” (CC) (5:30) ››› “Dirty Dancing” (1987) ’ (CC) The Fosters Stef’s mother comes to visit. (N) ’ (:01) ›‡ “The Waterboy” (1998, Comedy) Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler. ’ (CC) The 700 Club ’ (CC) Focused Predators Preg NHL Hockey St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators. From the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (N) (Live) Predators Live! Post. World Poker (5:00) ››› Spy ’ ››‡ “Pitch Perfect 2” (2015, Musical Comedy) Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld. ’ (CC) Baskets (N) ’ (CC) Baskets “Crash” (CC) Baskets ’ (CC) ››‡ Pitch Perfect 2 Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) Fixer Upper (CC) Fixer Upper “Big Budget for a Big House” (CC) Fixer Upper Chip and Jo’s cottage-style garden. Restored by the Fords House Hunters (N) (CC) House Hunters (CC) Hunters Int’l Forged in Fire: Cutting Deeper (N) ’ (CC) Forged in Fire ’ (CC) The Curse of Oak Island “Special” (N) ’ (CC) (:03) Hunting Hitler “Target: United States” (N) (:03) The Curse of Oak Island “Special” (CC) Grey’s Anatomy “Goodbye” ’ (CC) ››› “Easy A” (2010, Comedy) Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes. Premiere. (CC) (:02) ›‡ “What Happens in Vegas” (2008) Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry. (CC) Hunter Street (N) (CC) SpongeBob ›‡ “The Nut Job” (2014, Children’s) Voices of Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser. Premiere. ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Detour “The Goal” Conan (N) (CC) (6:00) ›››› “Babette’s Feast” (1987) ›››› “La Strada” (1954, Drama) Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart. ›››‡ “Mon Oncle” (1958, Comedy) Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Alain Becourt. (5:45) ››‡ “San Andreas” (2015) (CC) (DVS) NBA Basketball Cleveland Cavaliers at Oklahoma City Thunder. From Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. (CC) NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets. 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(N) ’ (CC) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ’ (CC) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ’ (CC) 11Alive News at 10 (N) Killer Mysteries (N) ’ Corrupt Crimes (N) ’ Victoria on Masterpiece ’ (CC) Midsomer Murders Two couples vanish. (CC) Midsomer Murders (:35) The Coroner Skydiving accident. ’ (CC) (:20) The Coroner (CC) (:05) Masterpiece Mystery! ’ (CC) The Goldbergs ’ (CC) The Goldbergs ’ (CC) Dateline ’ (CC) CBS46 News at 9pm (N) Inside Edition (N) (CC) Seinfeld “The Tape” The Game ’ (CC) The Game “Switch!” Undercover High “Would You Go Back?” (CC) Undercover High “Race to the Finish” ’ (CC) Undercover High “At Risk” ’ (CC) (:01) Undercover High A former student is killed. (:03) Undercover High “Bullied” ’ (CC) (6:00) ››‡ “Bruce Almighty” (2003) (CC) ››‡ “Date Night” (2010, Romance-Comedy) Steve Carell, Tina Fey. Premiere. (CC) ››‡ “Date Night” (2010, Romance-Comedy) Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg. (CC) Vanderpump Rules “Best Mates” (CC) Vanderpump Rules “Call Me Jason” (CC) Vanderpump Rules “Screams and Queens” (N) Summer House (N) (CC) Watch What Vanderpump Rules Erin Burnett OutFront (N) (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) (CC) CNN Tonight With Don Lemon (N) (CC) CNN Tonight With Don Lemon (N) (CC) (6:50) The Office (CC) (:25) The Office ’ (CC) South Park (CC) South Park “Funnybot” South Park (CC) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) The Daily Show The Opposition Street Outlaws New rules cause drama. ’ (CC) Street Outlaws: Full Throttle “Daily Battles” (N) Street Outlaws “Episode 26” (N) ’ (CC) (:01) Street Outlaws: Memphis ’ (CC) (:02) Street Outlaws “Episode 26” ’ (CC) College Basketball Notre Dame at North Carolina. (N) (Live) College Basketball Baylor at Texas. From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) Women’s College Basketball Louisville at Connecticut. From Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn. 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Women’s College Basketball (5:30) ›› “Taken 3” (2014) Liam Neeson. ’ ››› “Furious 7” (2015, Action) Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson. ’ (CC) ››› “Furious 7” (2015) Vin Diesel. ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House (CC) Full House (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle “The Kiss” The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) Love It or List It “Site Unseen” (CC) House Hunters (N) (CC) House Hunters (CC) Home Town (N) (CC) House Hunters (N) (CC) Hunters Int’l House Hunters (CC) Hunters Int’l American Pickers ’ (CC) (DVS) American Pickers “Hot Rod Hero” (CC) (DVS) American Pickers: Bonus Buys (N) ’ (CC) Pawn Stars (:38) Pawn Stars (CC) (:07) Pawn Stars (CC) (:35) Pawn Stars ’ The First 48 Drive-by shooting victim in Dallas. The First 48: Innocence Lost “Lester Street” ’ The First 48: Innocence Lost “Birthday Girl” ’ (:02) The First 48: Innocence Lost “Girl Fight” (:02) The First 48: Innocence Lost ’ (CC) Hunter Street (N) (CC) SpongeBob ››› “Puss in Boots” (2011, Children’s) Voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek. ’ (CC) Full House (CC) Full House (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Family Guy (CC) (DVS) Family Guy (CC) (DVS) Family Guy (CC) (DVS) Family Guy (CC) (DVS) Family Guy (CC) (DVS) Family Guy (CC) (DVS) American Dad (N) American Dad ’ Conan (CC) (5:45) “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966) ›››‡ “Cabaret” (1972, Musical) Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York. (CC) (:15) ›››› “Giant” (1956, Drama) Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean. (CC) (6:15) ›››› “Star Wars: A New Hope” (1977) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford. (CC) (DVS) The Alienist Moore goes on a date. (N) The Alienist Moore goes on a date. 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Women’s College Gymnastics Alabama at Florida. Boxing (CC) Boxing Dear Black Athlete Keeping Up With the Kardashians (CC) Keeping Up With the Kardashians (CC) Keeping Up With the Kardashians (N) (CC) Revenge Body With Khloé Kardashian (N) (CC) Keeping Up With the Kardashians (CC) Fox Report (N) (CC) Scandalous President Clinton’s deposition. (N) The Next Revolution With Steve Hilton (N) (CC) FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace (N) (CC) Scandalous President Clinton’s deposition. (CC) Guy’s Grocery Games (CC) Guy’s Grocery Games (N) (CC) Worst Cooks in America (N) (CC) Beat Bobby Flay (CC) Beat Bobby Flay (CC) Beat Bobby Flay (CC) Beat Bobby Flay (CC) (6:50) ››› “The Good Dinosaur” (2015, Children’s) Voices of Jeffrey Wright. ’ (CC) (8:55) ›››‡ “The Lion King” (1994) Voices of Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons. ’ (CC) ››› “Into the Woods” (2014) Meryl Streep. World Poker World Poker Women’s College Basketball Georgia Tech at Notre Dame. World Poker (4:30) ›› “Transformers: Age of Extinction” ›› “Terminator Genisys” (2015, Science Fiction) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke. ’ (CC) ›› “Terminator Genisys” (2015) Arnold Schwarzenegger. ’ (CC) “Very, Very Valentine” (2018, Comedy) Danica McKellar, Cameron Mathison. (CC) “Cooking With Love” (2018, Comedy) Ali Liebert, Brett Dalton. Premiere. (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) Fixer Upper A home renovation for a veteran. Beachfront Bargain Beachfront Bargain Bahamas Life (N) (CC) Bahamas Life (N) (CC) Island Life (N) (CC) Island Life (N) (CC) Lake House Hunters Caribbean Life (CC) American Pickers “The Mother Load” ’ American Pickers: Bonus Buys A century-old snack icon. (N) ’ (CC) (6:00) “The Good Mistress” (2014) Annie Heise. “The Other Mother” (2017, Suspense) Annie Wersching, Kimberley Crossman. (CC) (:02) “A Mother Betrayed” (2015, Suspense) Lynn Collins, Adam Kaufman, Bree Williamson. (CC) Lip Sync Battle School of Rock (N) ’ Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House “Crushed” Full House ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) (6:00) ›› “50 First Dates” (2004) (CC) (DVS) ›› “We’re the Millers” (2013, Comedy) Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter. (CC) (DVS) ›› “50 First Dates” (2004) Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore. (CC) (DVS) (5:30) ›››‡ “In Cold Blood” (1967) (CC) ›››› “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940, Drama) Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine. (CC) ›››› “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” (1936, Comedy) Gary Cooper. (CC) ››› “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015, Action) Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo. (CC) (DVS) The Alienist “Silver Smile” (CC) (DVS) ›››‡ “Minority Report” (2002) Tom Cruise. Reba ’ (CC) Reba ’ (CC) Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Mom ’ (CC) Mom ’ (CC) The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (CC) (DVS) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (CC) (DVS) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (CC) (DVS) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (CC) (DVS) Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’


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(Local Programming) The Goldbergs ’ Speechless (CC) (DVS) Modern Family ’ American Housewife Match Game (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Jimmy Kimmel Live ’ (Local Programming) Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (N) ’ (CC) The Amazing Race (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Late Show-Colbert (Local Programming) Relationships Just for Laughs (N) ’ (CC) The Top 14 Greatest Valentine’s Day Movies (Local Programming) (Local Programming) The X-Files “My Struggle III” ’ (CC) (DVS) 9-1-1 Bobby helps survivors of a plane crash. (Local Programming) (Local Programming) 2018 Winter Olympics Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing, Skeleton, Speed Skating. Figure skating (pairs’); alpine skiing (men’s Super-G); skeleton; women’s speed skating. (N) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) Animals With Cameras, A Nature Miniseries (N) NOVA Ships and planes lost in France. (N) ’ Impossible Builds “Europe in the Desert” (N) (Local Programming) Wheel of Fortune (N) Jeopardy! (N) ’ (CC) Dateline The murder of a coin collector. ’ (CC) Dateline Police search for a woman’s killer. (CC) 11Alive News at 10 (N) Killer Mysteries (N) ’ Corrupt Crimes (N) ’ Antiques Roadshow An old train ticket. ’ (CC) Finding Your Roots “The British Invasion” (CC) Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages “Cotswolds” Secrets of Great British Castles ’ (CC) Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents ’ (CC) The Goldbergs ’ (CC) The Goldbergs ’ Dateline ’ (CC) College Basketball North Carolina State at Syracuse. From the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. (N) The Game ’ (CC) The Game ’ (CC) To Be Announced To Be Announced To Be Announced To Be Announced To Be Announced (6:00) ›››› “Titanic” (1997) Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane. A society girl abandons her haughty fiance for a penniless artist on the ill-fated ship’s maiden voyage. (CC) ›››› “Titanic” (1997) Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet. (CC) The Real Housewives of Atlanta (CC) The Real Housewives of Atlanta (CC) Relative Success With Tabatha (N) (CC) The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (CC) Watch What Housewives/Atl. Erin Burnett OutFront (N) (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) (CC) CNN Tonight With Don Lemon (N) (CC) CNN Tonight With Don Lemon (N) (CC) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) South Park “Raisins” South Park (CC) South Park (CC) Corporate (N) (CC) South Park (CC) The Daily Show The Opposition Street Outlaws: Memphis ’ (CC) Street Outlaws “Episode 12” (N) ’ (CC) (:01) Garage Rehab: Revisited ’ (CC) (:07) Street Outlaws “Episode 12” ’ (CC) NBA Countdown (N) (Live) (CC) NBA Basketball Los Angeles Clippers at Boston Celtics. From TD Garden in Boston. (N) (Live) NBA Basketball Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers. (N) College Basketball Virginia Tech at Duke. From Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. (N) College Basketball Kentucky at Auburn. From Auburn Arena in Auburn, Ga. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) E! News (N) (CC) Keeping Up With the Kardashians (CC) Keeping Up With the Kardashians (CC) Keeping Up With the Kardashians (CC) E! News (CC) The Story With Martha MacCallum (N) (CC) Tucker Carlson Tonight (N) (CC) Hannity (N) (CC) The Ingraham Angle (N) (CC) Fox News at Night (N) (CC) Guy’s Grocery Games (Part 4 of 5) (CC) Guy’s Grocery Games (Part 5 of 5) (CC) Guy’s Grocery Games “No-Shop Showdown” Guy’s Grocery Games “One Shop Showdown” Guy’s Grocery Games “Grocery Grudge Match” (5:30) ›› “Valentine’s Day” (2010) Premiere. grown-ish (N) ’ (CC) (:31) Alone Together (:02) ›››‡ “The Lion King” (1994) Voices of Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons. ’ (CC) The 700 Club ’ (CC) College Basketball Clemson at Florida State. (N) (Live) College Basketball Georgia Tech at Wake Forest. (N) (Live) World Poker ››› “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation” (2015, Action) Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg. Premiere. ’ (CC) The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (N) (CC) Gianni Versace (6:00) “Very, Very Valentine” (2018) (CC) “My Secret Valentine” (2018, Comedy) Lacey Chabert, Andrew Walker. (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) Property Brothers (CC) Property Brothers “A Different Dream” (CC) Property Brothers (N) (CC) House Hunters (N) (CC) Hunters Int’l Property Brothers (CC) Pawn Stars (CC) (DVS) Pawn Stars ’ (CC) ›››‡ “Apollo 13” (1995, Historical Drama) Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon. ’ (CC) (:03) American Pickers “Frank’s Birthday” ’ Grey’s Anatomy “Give Peace a Chance” (CC) ››‡ “The Holiday” (2006, Romance-Comedy) Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law. (CC) (:02) Little Women: Atlanta (CC) Hunter Street (N) (CC) SpongeBob ›››‡ “The LEGO Movie” (2014, Children’s) Voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell. ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Full Frontal Conan (N) (CC) (6:00) ››› “Wuthering Heights” (1939) (CC) ›››› “Gigi” (1958, Musical) Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan. (CC) (DVS) (:15) ›››‡ “Little Women” (1933, Drama) Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett. (CC) (DVS) Bones A skull smashes the windshield of a car. ››› “Transformers” (2007, Action) Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel. (CC) (DVS) ››› “Transformers” (2007) Shia LaBeouf. M*A*S*H (CC) M*A*S*H (CC) Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Mom ’ (CC) Mom ’ (CC) The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (CC) (DVS) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Wildlife” ’ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Zebras” ’ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “P.C.” ’ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Ace” ’

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(Local Programming) ›››‡ “Wreck-It Ralph” (2012, Children’s) Voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman. ’ (CC) 20/20 ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Jimmy Kimmel Live ’ (Local Programming) Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (N) ’ (CC) Blue Bloods “Out of the Blue” ’ (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) Late Show-Colbert (Local Programming) Crazy Ex-Girlfriend “Nathaniel Is Irrelevant.” (N) Penn & Teller: Fool Us ’ (CC) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) The X-Files A friend contacts Mulder and Scully. The X-Files “Plus One” ’ (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) 2018 Winter Olympics Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Skeleton. Figure skating (men’s final); alpine skiing (women’s Super-G); freestyle skiing; skeleton. (N) ’ (Live) (CC) (Local Programming) Washington Week (N) Hashtag MeToo, Now American Masters “Maya Angelou” Author and activist Maya Angelou. ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Wheel of Fortune (N) Jeopardy! (N) ’ (CC) American Ninja Warrior “Pittsburgh Finals” (CC) American Ninja Warrior “Pittsburgh Finals” (CC) 11Alive News at 10 (N) Killer Mysteries (N) ’ Corrupt Crimes (N) ’ Father Brown An heiress is arrested for murder. Death in Paradise ’ (CC) New Tricks Reinvestigating violent dog-killings. The Doctor Blake Mysteries “Golden Years” ’ Secrets of Highclere Castle ’ (CC) The Goldbergs ’ (CC) The Goldbergs ’ Dateline ’ (CC) CBS46 News at 9pm (N) Inside Edition (N) (CC) Seinfeld “The Suicide” The Game ’ (CC) The Game ’ (CC) (5:00) Live PD “Live PD -- 12.08.17” ’ (CC) Live PD: Rewind (N) (CC) Live PD “Live PD -- 02.16.18” Riding along with law enforcement. (N) ’ (CC) (5:30) ››‡ “The Book of Eli” (2010) (CC) ››‡ “Armageddon” (1998) Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton. A NASA rep recruits an oil driller and his team of mavericks to save Earth from an oncoming asteroid. (CC) ››‡ Dredd (2012) ›› “Next Friday” (2000, Comedy) Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Justin Pierce. (CC) Married to Medicine “Circle of Truth” (N) (CC) To Rome for Love (CC) ›› “Next Friday” (2000) Ice Cube. (CC) Erin Burnett OutFront (N) (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) (CC) CNN Tonight With Don Lemon (N) (CC) CNN Tonight With Don Lemon (N) (CC) (6:50) The Office (CC) (:25) The Office ’ (CC) The Office “Lotto” (CC) The Office ’ (CC) The Office “Spooked” ›‡ “Tammy” (2014, Comedy) Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates. (CC) Gold Rush: Pay Dirt “Of Monsters and Men” (N) Gold Rush: Pay Dirt “Of Monsters and Men” ’ Gold Rush Parker suspects Tony of sabotage. (:01) Gold Rush: White Water “Boulder Battles” (:02) Gold Rush ’ (CC) 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game From Los Angeles. (N) (Live) Boxing Raymundo Beltran vs. Paulus Moses. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (CC) College Basketball Rhode Island at St. Bonaventure. (N) (Live) College Basketball Georgia State at Georgia Southern. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (CC) NFL Live (CC) E! News (N) (CC) ›› “He’s Just Not That Into You” (2009, Romance-Comedy) Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore. (CC) E! News (CC) ›‡ Bride Wars (CC) The Story With Martha MacCallum (N) (CC) Tucker Carlson Tonight (N) (CC) Hannity (N) (CC) The Ingraham Angle (N) (CC) Fox News at Night (N) (CC) Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives “Triple-D Classics” Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive (6:40) ››› “Mulan” (1998) Voices of Ming-Na Wen. ’ (CC) (:45) ›››‡ “Up” (2009, Children’s) Voices of Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai. ’ (CC) The 700 Club ’ (CC) Hurricanes Live! Pre. NHL Hockey New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes. From PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. (N) (Live) Hurricanes Live! Post. UEFA Champions UEFA Europa League Highlights ››› “The Croods” (2013, Children’s) Voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone. ’ (CC) ››› “The Croods” (2013, Children’s) Voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone. ’ (CC) ››‡ “Oblivion” (2013) Tom Cruise. ’ (CC) (6:00) “The Wedding March” (2016) (CC) “Wedding March 2: Resorting to Love” (2017, Romance) Jack Wagner, Josie Bissett. (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) House Hunters (CC) House Hunters (CC) Lottery Dream Home Lottery Dream Home Lottery Dream Home Lottery Dream Home House Hunters (N) (CC) Hunters Int’l House Hunters (CC) Hunters Int’l Ancient Aliens Japan’s Ishi-no-Hoden megalith. Ancient Aliens: Declassified “Angels, Gods and Heroes” The origins of myths and legends. (N) ’ (CC) (5:00) ›› “Madea’s Witness Protection” (CC) ›› “Daddy’s Little Girls” (2007, Romance) Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Louis Gossett Jr.. (CC) (:02) The Rap Game JD lines up a press tour. (:12) The Rap Game To Be Announced Hunter Street (N) (CC) SpongeBob ››› “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (2015) Voice of Tom Kenny. ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Brooklyn Nine-Nine ’ Brooklyn Nine-Nine ’ ››› “Ant-Man” (2015, Action) Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly. (CC) (DVS) ELEAGUE ›› Tron: Legacy (5:45) ››› “Action in the North Atlantic” ›››› “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939, Comedy-Drama) James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains. (CC) (DVS) ›››‡ “The Champ” (1931) Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper. (CC) Bones A college-basketball player dies. ’ (CC) Bones A woman’s car is run off the road. (CC) 2018 Rising Stars Challenge (N) (Live) (CC) Inside the NBA (N) The Alienist (CC) (DVS) M*A*S*H (CC) M*A*S*H (CC) Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Mom ’ (CC) Mom ’ (CC) The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’ Chrisley Knows Best Chrisley Knows Best


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(Local Programming) The Bachelor Winter Games The participants try speed skating. (N) ’ (CC) 20/20 “Roseanne: The Return” (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Jimmy Kimmel Live ’ (Local Programming) The Big Bang Theory (:31) Young Sheldon (:01) Mom ’ (CC) Life in Pieces ’ (CC) S.W.A.T. “Seizure” ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Late Show-Colbert (Local Programming) Supernatural Donna’s niece is kidnapped. (CC) Arrow Oliver discovers Cayden’s secret. ’ (CC) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) Gotham Gordon tries to broker a deal. ’ 9-1-1 An emergency at an Indian wedding. ’ (Local Programming) (Local Programming) 2018 Winter Olympics Figure Skating, Snowboarding, Skeleton, Freestyle Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing. Figure skating (men’s short); snowboarding; skeleton; freestyle skiing; cross-country skiing. (Local Programming) The This Old House Hour (N) ’ (CC) Victoria on Masterpiece ’ (CC) Antiques Roadshow “New Orleans” (CC) (Local Programming) Wheel of Fortune (N) Jeopardy! (N) ’ (CC) Law & Order: Criminal Intent “Mad Hops” (CC) Law & Order: Criminal Intent “Unrequited” (CC) 11Alive News at 10 (N) Killer Mysteries (N) ’ Corrupt Crimes (N) ’ ATLPBS Specials Slavery by Another Name ’ (CC) Independent Lens “I Am Not Your Negro” James Baldwin’s unfinished book. ’ (CC) (DVS) Finding Your Roots “The British Invasion” (CC) The Goldbergs ’ (CC) The Goldbergs ’ Dateline ’ (CC) CBS46 News at 9pm (N) Inside Edition (N) (CC) Seinfeld ’ (CC) The Game ’ (CC) The Game ’ (CC) The First 48 Deadly home invasion in Atlanta. The First 48 A homeless man is gunned down. 60 Days In: Watch Along “Sexual Preference” 60 Days In Participants struggle with a decision. (:03) The First 48 “Love Hate; A Soldier’s Life” (6:00) ››› “First Blood” (1982, Action) (CC) ››‡ “The Book of Eli” (2010, Adventure) Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis. (CC) ››› “300” (2006, Action) Gerard Butler, Lena Headey. (CC) Top Chef The chefs host a tailgate party. (CC) Top Chef Quickfire at the iconic Stanley Hotel. Top Chef Preparing a dish with sarsaparilla. (N) Bethenny & Fredrik Bethenny & Fredrik Watch What Real Housewives Erin Burnett OutFront (N) (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) (CC) CNN Tonight With Don Lemon (N) (CC) CNN Tonight With Don Lemon (N) (CC) (6:50) South Park (CC) (:25) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) Tosh.0 (CC) Tosh.0 “Pixee Fox” Tosh.0 (CC) Tosh.0 (CC) The Daily Show The Opposition Killing Fields ’ (CC) Killing Fields ’ (CC) Killing Fields Refocusing on a new suspect. (N) To Be Announced (:01) Moonshiners “Tennessee Rising” ’ (CC) College Basketball Teams TBA. (N) (Live) College Basketball Teams TBA. (N) (Live) (CC) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) College Basketball Teams TBA. (N) (Live) College Basketball Teams TBA. (N) (Live) (CC) Basketball 30 for 30 Shorts (CC) E! News (N) (CC) ›› “Couples Retreat” (2009, Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau. (CC) E! News (CC) The Kardashians The Story With Martha MacCallum (N) (CC) Tucker Carlson Tonight (N) (CC) Hannity (N) (CC) The Ingraham Angle (N) (CC) Fox News at Night (N) (CC) Chopped Deep-fried snack; diner staples. (CC) Chopped “Jump for Bok Choy” (CC) Chopped “Clock Shock” (CC) Beat Bobby Flay (N) Beat Bobby Flay (CC) Beat Bobby Flay (CC) Beat Bobby Flay (CC) (6:00) ›››‡ “The Lion King” (1994) ’ (CC) Beyond Jeff digs up information on Edgar. (N) (:01) ››› “Mulan” (1998, Children’s) Voices of Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy. ’ (CC) The 700 Club ’ (CC) Women’s College Basketball Duke at Syracuse. From the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. (N) College Basketball Clemson at Florida State. UFC Unleashed (5:00) “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation” ’ ››‡ “Jack Reacher” (2012, Action) Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall. ’ (CC) ››‡ “Jack Reacher” (2012) Tom Cruise. ’ Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) The Middle “The Walk” The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) Flip or Flop (CC) Flip or Flop (CC) Flip or Flop (CC) Flip or Flop (CC) Flip or Flop Nashville Flip or Flop (CC) House Hunters (N) (CC) Hunters Int’l House Hunters (CC) Hunters Int’l Swamp People “Cajun Cartel” ’ (CC) (DVS) Swamp People: Blood and Guts (N) (CC) (DVS) Swamp People “Houdini Returns” (N) ’ (:03) Swamp People: Blood and Guts (N) ’ (:03) Swamp People “Cajun Cartel” (CC) (DVS) Grey’s Anatomy Derek confronts Richard. (CC) ›› “How Do You Know” (2010, Romance-Comedy) Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd. (CC) (:02) Married at First Sight “Move-Ins” (CC) Hunter Street (N) (CC) SpongeBob ›››‡ “Shaun the Sheep Movie” (2015) Voices of Justin Fletcher. Premiere. ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Brooklyn Nine-Nine ’ Brooklyn Nine-Nine ’ Brooklyn Nine-Nine ’ Brooklyn Nine-Nine ’ Brooklyn Nine-Nine ’ Brooklyn Nine-Nine ’ Brooklyn Nine-Nine ’ Brooklyn Nine-Nine ’ Conan (N) (CC) (6:00) ›››‡ “Woman of the Year” (1942) ›››‡ “Splendor in the Grass” (1961, Drama) Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle. (CC) (:15) ›››‡ “Pillow Talk” (1959, Romance-Comedy) Rock Hudson, Doris Day. (CC) NCIS: New Orleans “Outlaws” ’ (CC) (DVS) NBA Tip-Off (N) (Live) (CC) NBA Basketball Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves. From the Target Center in Minneapolis. (Live) (CC) Inside the NBA (N) M*A*S*H (CC) M*A*S*H (CC) Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Nashville ’ (CC) (DVS) The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ Chicago P.D. “I Remember Her Now” ’ Chicago P.D. “Seven Indictments” (CC) (DVS) Chicago P.D. ’ (CC) (DVS) Chicago P.D. Intelligence hunts for the arsonist. Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’



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(Local Programming) The Middle (CC) (DVS) The Middle (CC) (DVS) blackish ’ (CC) (DVS) blackish ’ (CC) (DVS) 20/20 ’ (CC) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) MacGyver MacGyver searches for a Navy SEAL. NCIS: New Orleans “Down the Rabbit Hole” ’ 48 Hours ’ (CC) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) Boxing Premier Boxing Champions. (N) ’ (Live) (Local Programming) Hell’s Kitchen The winner is revealed. ’ (Local Programming) 2018 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing, Short Track, Skeleton, Ski Jumping. (N) ’ (Live) (CC) (Local Programming) 2018 Olympics (Local Programming) Austin City Limits (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Wheel of Fortune (CC) Jeopardy! ’ (CC) Saving Hope “Wishbones” ’ (CC) (DVS) Rookie Blue “Heart Breakers, Money Makers” 11Alive News at 10PM Sing Like a Star (N) ’ Ring of Honor Wrestling (CC) (6:00) ATLPBS Specials ATLPBS Specials ATLPBS Specials Atlanta Eats The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory CBS46 News at 9pm (N) ›› “Fools Rush In” (1997, Comedy-Drama) Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Jon Tenney. (5:00) Live PD “Live PD -- 11.18.17” ’ (CC) Live PD: Rewind (N) (CC) Live PD “Live PD -- 02.17.18” Riding along with law enforcement. (N) ’ (CC) Terminator 3 ››› “Independence Day” (1996, Science Fiction) Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum. (CC) ››› “Independence Day” (1996) Will Smith, Bill Pullman. (CC) To Be Announced ›› “Next Friday” (2000, Comedy) Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Justin Pierce. (CC) ››‡ “Bring It On” (2000, Comedy) Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford. (CC) ››‡ Bring It On CNN Newsroom With Ana Cabrera (N) (CC) CNN Special Report (N) (CC) The Radical Story of Patty Hearst (CC) The Radical Story of Patty Hearst (CC) The Eighties “Greed Is Good” (CC) (6:20) ››‡ “Horrible Bosses” (2011, Comedy) Jason Bateman, Charlie Day. (CC) (8:50) ›› “Horrible Bosses 2” (2014, Comedy) Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis. (CC) (:35) Horrible Bosses Street Outlaws New rules cause drama. ’ (CC) Street Outlaws “Episode 36” (N) ’ (CC) Street Outlaws “Gatekeeper Gate” ’ (CC) College Basketball West Virginia at Kansas. (N) (:15) College Basketball North Carolina at Louisville. From the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. (:15) College Basketball Teams TBA. (N) (Live) (CC) College Basketball College Basketball Oklahoma State at TCU. (N) (Live) College Basketball Teams TBA. (N) (Live) (CC) ›› “Fifty Shades of Grey” (2015, Romance) Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle. (CC) ›› “Fifty Shades of Grey” (2015, Romance) Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle. (CC) Fox Report (N) (CC) Watters’ World (N) (CC) Justice With Judge Jeanine (N) (CC) The Greg Gutfeld Show (N) (CC) Watters’ World (CC) Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives “Best of Breakfast” Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (CC) Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives “By Land And Sea” Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives “Best of the West” Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (CC) (5:15) ›››‡ Up ’ (:25) ››› “Despicable Me” (2010, Children’s) Voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel. ’ (CC) ››› “The Goonies” (1985, Children’s) Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen. (CC) ARCA Series Predators Preg NHL Hockey Detroit Red Wings at Nashville Predators. From the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (N) (Live) Predators Live! Post. Bundesliga Soccer Teams TBA. (Taped) (4:30) ››› “Iron Man 3” (2013) ’ (CC) ››› “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014, Action) Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson. ’ (CC) The Assassination of Gianni Versace “Cooking With Love” (2018, Comedy) Ali Liebert, Brett Dalton. (CC) “Wedding March 3: Here Comes the Bride” (2018) Jack Wagner, Josie Bissett. Premiere. (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) Fixer Upper Chip and Jo’s cottage-style garden. Property Brothers (CC) Property Brothers A family searches for a home. House Hunters Renovation (N) (CC) We Bought We Bought The Curse of Oak Island “Unhinged” ’ (CC) ››› “Black Mass” (2015, Crime Drama) Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch. ’ (CC) (:33) Pawn Stars (CC) (:03) Pawn Stars ’ (:33) Pawn Stars (CC) (6:00) “Girl Followed” (2017) Emma Fuhrmann. “Stalked by My Ex” (2017, Suspense) Yves Bright, Tamara Braun. Premiere. (CC) (:02) “Who Killed My Husband?” (2016, Mystery) Andrea Bowen, Yasmeene Ball. (CC) Henry Danger ’ (CC) Henry Danger ’ (CC) The Thundermans (N) Nicky, Ricky Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Brooklyn Nine-Nine ’ The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Full Frontal The Detour “The Goal” (5:45) ›››› “East of Eden” (1955) (CC) ›››‡ “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (1943, Drama) Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Katina Paxinou. (CC) ›››‡ “A Passage to India” (1984) (CC) NBA Tip-Off (N) (Live) (CC) 2018 NBA All-Star Saturday NBA players participate in a skills challenge, a three-point contest and a slam dunk contest. Final Space (N) ››› “American Gangster” (2007) (CC) (DVS) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Mom ’ (CC) Mom ’ (CC) The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ NCIS “Squall” A murder on a U.S. Navy ship. 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bestbets SUNDAY 7 p.m. on NBC 2018 Winter Olympics Can anyone stop the Germans in men’s luge? We’re about to find out as the men’s singles competition wraps up. Germany won four gold medals and a silver medal at Sochi in 2014, and has won 31 Olympic medals overall in luge.

MONDAY 8 p.m. on CW DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Matt Ryan reprises the role of John Constantine — which he also played in his own series —

in the new episode “Daddy Darhkest,” in which he persuades the Legends to help him assist someone in a contemporary psychiatric hospital. (The spelling of that subtitle may be a major clue to who the person in question is.) Several of the would-be helpers then disappear, leaving Ray and Zari (Brandon Routh, Tala Ashe) in a tough spot. 9 p.m. on TNT The Alienist Kreizler and Sara (Daniel Bruhl, Dakota Fanning) share an exchange of ideas about what gives a human being the capacity to kill in the new episode “These Bloody Thoughts.” Byrnes and Captain Connor (Ted Levine, David Wilmot) keep an eye on a potential suspect, while John Moore (Luke Evans) goes on a date. Meanwhile, Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) is caught under the glare of public scrutiny.


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8 p.m. on ABC The Bachelor Winter Games Combine the romance of “The Bachelor” with the competition of winter sports, and you get ... this. The limited-run series, airing on Tuesdays and Thursdays

succinctly, “Sex.” Topics include Margaret Sanger’s crusade to make birth control accessible to all women, as well as the creation of the Kinsey scale of sexual orientation and Gloria Steinem’s journalistic undercover work at the Playboy Club.

Chris Harrison for the next two weeks, places veterans of the series franchise as well as some international singles at a Vermont resort. Of course, Chris Harrison is the host, joined by ESPN’s Hannah Storm and Ashley Brewer of Los Angeles’ KABC-TV for commentary. Figure-skating greats Nancy Kerrigan, Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner make appearances. 10 p.m. on COMD Drunk History Abbi Jacobson (“Broad City”), Amber Tamblyn, Josh Charles, Jane Krakowski and Jillian Bell are among the featured players in a new episode called, very

Jeff (Jeff Pierre) digs up some information on the mysterious Edgar (Jay Paulson) and how he may be connected to Holden. Diane and Tom (Romy Rosemont, Michael McGrady) feel pressure to learn more about Pastor Ian (Chad Willett).



10 p.m. on COMD Corporate In a new episode called “Casual Friday,” Matt and Jake (Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman) struggle manfully to persuade a co-worker that their office’s relaxed dress code every Friday does not mean that shirts are optional. Meanwhile, Christian (Lance Reddick) strikes a promising deal with a group of megachurches. Adam Lustick and Anne Dudek also star.

8 p.m. on NBC 2018 Winter Olympics Mikaela Shiffrin is the youngest slalom champion in Olympic alpine history, winning Olympic gold in the women’s slalom at Sochi in 2014 when she was only 18. Tonight she’ll go up against fellow American Lindsey Vonn for a shot a medaling in the women’s super-G in alpine skiing. Both Vonn and Shiffrin had their troubles with the superG in Olympic qualifiers. 9 p.m. on CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us It doesn’t take a genius to guess that an episode titled “Something Fishy This Way Comes” involves ... well, guess. Dan Sperry, Naathan Phan, Jean-Pierre Parent and Richard Forget are the featured illusionists, at least one of whom is likely to tip the scales of magic — and of fish — in

THURSDAY 8 p.m. on FREE Beyond Holden (Burkely Duffield) seeks Charlie’s (Eden Brolin) help in understanding his connection with the Realm, but she is evasive as far as explaining why she is back in Ft. Reed in the new episode “Bedposts.” Elsewhere,

trying to stump Penn & Teller and win a spot in the duo’s Las Vegas show. Alyson Hannigan is the host.

SATURDAY 10 p.m. on USA Falling Water Sabine (Brittany Allen), the older sister of Tess (Lizzie Brochere), begins to show symptoms that suggest she is falling apart in a new episode called “Love Is a Dreamer.” Meanwhile, Taka and Alex (Will Yun Lee, Sepideh Moafi) pay a visit to Shadowman’s family, and Burton (David Ajala) struggles with his increasing guilt. Bennett puts out a contract on Woody (Kai Lennox).

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Could it be your job that’s keeping you drunk and fat? You know those people who lose weight when they’re under stress? I’ve never been one of them. What do you do when you’re stressed? I come from a long line of stress eaters. We’re stress drinkers, too. Truth be told, we also like to eat and drink when we’re happy or bored or on the water or sitting by the fire or on an airplane or at a ball game. You get the picture. Throw in a year where the daily news made me depressed and anxious, my go-tos of sugar starch and alcohol were becoming mainstays. I’m not alone. In our culture, food and alcohol are ritualized into the fabric of everyday life. I joined a friend doing “Dry January” this year. In addition to giving up alcohol, I also gave up sugar and bread. Here’s what I noticed during my 30 days of abstention: 1. Professional fun = alcohol. When my friend first asked me to join her in dry January, I looked at my schedule and thought: I can’t do it this month, I have a team off-site, a client cocktail party, a weekend in New York, and on and on. Then I realized, that’s not just January. That’s my life. As I’ve gotten busier, and our business has grown, the business dinners, flights and client parties have increased.


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ST. PETE BEACH, FLA. – The Don CeSar, the epitome of old-world glamour and sophistication, has been graciously welcoming guests since 1928, and January 16, 2018 marks a major milestone, 90 years from when it first opened its doors. Beginning January 2018, the legendary 277-room landmark hotel invites travelers from near and far to join in celebrating its 90th anniversary with commemorative moments throughout the year, from a black-tie gala to limited-edition luxury goods. The Don CeSar is offering exclusive commemorative merchandise throughout its anniversary year including: • 90th Anniversary Coffee Table Book ($64) – Produced by Grandin Hood Publishers, featuring archival photographs, memorabilia, the evolution of the hotel over nine decades of hospitality and much more. • “I Dream of The Don” Nail Polish ($13) – In The Don CeSar’s unforgettable pink exterior hue, created in partnership with SpaRitual. • Bourbon & Boweties bracelet ($40) – A custom pink-and-gold bangle bracelet with The Don CeSar’s signature silhouette, handcrafted by local jewelers in the Tampa Bay area. • Bugatchi Men’s Accessories ($24.95-$79.50) – Men’s pink dress socks branded with The Don CeSar’s logo. Also available in The Don CeSar’s retail shops are pink enamel cufflinks from the luxury Italian menswear designer. “For nearly nine decades, The Don CeSar has been a place for generations to gather with family and loved ones to create memories of a lifetime,” said Interim General Manager Jim Gross. “We’re thrilled to reach this milestone and look forward to serving the local community and guests alike with our

signature brand of hospitality for the next 90 years and beyond.” Since January 16, 1928, The Don CeSar has played host to the world’s elite, stars of the silver screen, renowned authors and U.S. presidents such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Al Capone. A Gulf Coast icon, the hotel has starred in feature films including Robert De Niro’s “Once Upon a Time in America” and “Forever Mine” starring Ray Liotta. A true legend, The Don CeSar was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and was a founding member of the Historic Hotels of America in 1989. In 2008, the year of its 80th anniversary, The Don CeSar opened its full-service Spa Oceana. In 2016, The Don CeSar launched Rowe Bar, a beachfront restaurant and lounge, and debuted an $8 million renovation to all 70 one-bedroom suites of sister property Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar located half a mile from the main property. Planned for January 2018 is a lobby renovation for Beach House Suites. Also planned for 2018 is a multi-phase renovation for The Don CeSar herself to include meeting and event spaces and common areas. ABOUT THE DON CESAR The Don CeSar opened at the height of the Great Gatsby era in 1928. Known as Florida’s iconic “Pink Palace,” The Don CeSar is reminiscent of a Mediterraneanstyle castle with its majestic pink

exterior, historic grandeur and striking architectural design elements set upon the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico in St. Pete Beach. A AAA Four Diamond property, National Historic Landmark and member of the Historic Hotels of America, The Don CeSar features 277 luxurious guest rooms, including 36 suites, and six restaurants and lounges: the award-winning Maritana Grille, serving locally sourced, coastal cuisine; Sea Porch Café, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Uncle Andy’s Ice Cream Parlor, an old-fashioned ice cream shop; The Rowe Bar, where legendary hospitality meets the modern bar scene; The Beachcomber Bar & Grill located poolside; and the Lobby Bar at the hotel’s epicenter. The Don CeSar also offers two deluxe heated pools, 22,000 sq. ft. of indoor function space, more than 16,000 sq. ft. of creative outdoor space, the 11,000 sq. ft. full service Spa Oceana, fitness center, Camp CeSar Kids Camp, The Shoppes of The Don, and access to beach rentals and water sports. Located half a mile from The Don CeSar is Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar featuring 70 one-bedroom suites complete with private balconies to take in the picturesque views of Florida’s Gulf Coast and Boca Ciega Bay. The Don CeSar is approximately 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport and 25 minutes from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. For more information or reservations, please call 727.360.1881 or visit www.

Gwinnett Daily Post — February 11, 2018  
Gwinnett Daily Post — February 11, 2018