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Homeowner finds body in storage bin BY CAILIN O’BRIEN


A Lawrenceville homeowner found a blue storage bin containing a dead body in his yard Thursday afternoon. The homeowner called Gwinnett police at about 1 p.m., and officers taped off the area on

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the 800 Block of James Road. Gwinnett County Police Department Cpl. Deon Washington said the body in the container belonged to a black woman. “The victim is showing

the beginning signs of decomposition, and there is no known age range at this time,” he said. The woman was likely killed somewhere else, and Washington said he doesn’t believe there’s any link between the woman and the homeowner whose yard she

Gwinnett County police investigate a body found in a bin in a Lawrenceville front yard. (Staff Photo: Cailin O’Brien)

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Arrest made in murder at Walgreens



Gwinnett sheriff’s deputies and Norcross police arrested a Lawrenceville man accused of killing another man at a Walgreens on Sugarloaf Parkway in late November. Gwinnett Police Cpl. Michele Pihera said Christopher Lamont Middleton, 21, was arrested Thursday morning on a probation violation. He was riding a county bus when deputies found him. “We appreciate the cooperation of Norcross PD officers, who didn’t hesitate to assist us with a marked unit to stop the Christopher Middleton Gwinnett County Transit bus that was carrying an alleged killer,” the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook. Middleton was charged with the Nov. 22 murder of Wesley J. Bryant, 26, after the lead investigator in that case interviewed him. He’s accused of shooting Bryant twice after stealing marijuana from him, according to warrants. A passerby found Bryant unresponsive near his car in the parking lot of Walgreens at the corner of Sugarloaf Parkway and Lawrenceville Highway at about 7:45 p.m. Bryant was pronounced dead after he was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center that night. Middleton was booked into Gwinnett County jail at 11:29 a.m. and is being held without bail. He’s scheduled to appear in court Jan. 25 at 1:30 p.m. for his bond hearing.

Neal Ghant plays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Aurora Theatre’s presentation of ‘The Mountaintop.’ (Photos: Chris Bartelski)

Aurora Theatre to present ‘The Mountaintop,’ a play that imagines MLK’s last night



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This isn’t debatable: On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” speech at the Masonic Temple in Memphis, Tenn. On April 4, the Nobel Peace Prize winner was assassinated by James Earl Ray at the nearby Lorraine Motel. But what King said and thought in between his iconic speech and taking his last breath certainly is debatable. Director Eric J. Little sheds light on the civil rights leader’s final night in “The Mountaintop,” a play that will run at the Aurora Theatre through Feb. 12.

What: “The Mountaintop” When: Through Feb. 12 Where: Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville More info: Go to www. for ticket information

The one-act, 105-minute play has a two-person cast — Neal Ghant as King and Cynthia D. Barker as Camae, a mysterious maid who is one of the last to speak with King . “It’s a fictional reimagining of what King was going through King’s mind before he was assassinated,” Little said. “I wouldn’t Neal Ghant plays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Cynthia D. Barker Ca-

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Local schools gearing up for Gwinnett Science Fair BY KEITH FARNER


For the better part of three months, students at Patrick Elementary have worked toward a singular goal: to build a science fair project that impresses the judges and might help them learn something to use as an adult. That kind of work has played out across Gwinnett as students gear up for the Gwinnett Science, Engineering and Innovation Fair next month, an event in its fourth decade. Students in every grade at Patrick put together a project, said Allison

Askew, math instructor coach at the school, which totaled about 300 that were presented for community volunteers who served as judges on Thursday morning. The top five finalists advance to the Gwinnett Science Fair. “We make sure our students are getting prepared to be productive lifelong learners,” Askew said. “We allow them to investigate science topics that interest them. So they can make their own real-world connections.” Students are judged on communicating their results, show an analysis of their data and do thorough research.

Allison Askew, math instructor coach at the school, and fifth-grader Bradley Blodgett pose for a picture on Thursday morning after the Patrick Elementary School science fair, which had about 300 projects. Bradley studied the amount of grease in potato chips. (Staff Photo: Keith Farner)

Since October, students have worked on these projects. “It’s always exciting to

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see that culmination of that hard work come together,” Askew said. “Our teachers are so proud of our

•From Page 1A call it controversial. I’d call it challenging. It’s about his legacy and spirit. I think the audience will get out of it whatever the audience brings to it.” There are very few leaders as polarizing as King, the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner who aspired for all Americans to be judged by their quality and character instead of the color of their skin. King, whose philosophy was rooted in nonviolence, was loved by the people he represented and loathed by those who advocated racial inequality. “I approached playing Dr. King the same way as

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students and their smiling faces and be able to share with, not just teachers or staff members, but a lot in the community.” One project came from fifth-grader Bradley Blodgett, who studied the amount of grease in potato chips, including regular and baked, and vegetable straws. Blodgett said his initial hypothesis, which said that original Lay’s chips would have the most grease compared to Pringles, stood up. Blodgett said the science fair process helped he and his classmates gather information that they might use in a future career.

At the Gwinnett Science Fair, it’s the ninth year where the event highlights career opportunities in science and engineering. The school district aims to heighten awareness of opportunities in research and industry and identify avenues that can lead them to an exciting position in science. The theme is “Ask? Why,” which organizers believe gives students an opportunity to explore their curiosities and encourage the next generation work force to continuously look for answers. Last year, 97 schools were represented in the fair.


Neal Ghant plays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Cynthia D. Barker Camae, a mysterious maid who is one of the last people to speak with King in “The Mountaintop.” (Photo: Chris Bartelski)

I do any character – and that’s to learn as much about him as possible,” said Ghant, who lives in his native College Park. “Fortunately, there is so much information about Dr. King out there that I could get a feel of his hopes and dreams and I can show that to the audience.” “The Mountaintop,” which is based on author Katori Hall’s book by the same name, takes place on the night of April 3 in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel, where King strikes up a conversation with the motel’s maid that lasts into the early morning hours. “No one knows what they really talked about, but in theatre you are open to interpretation and creative license so that does make it controversial,” Barker, a Michigan native, said. “What I love about Camae is that she’s a smart, intelligent and unapologetic. She speaks her mind in a way that I had never seen a black woman do on stage.” King, an Atlanta native who headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, galvanized a nation, as he brought the issue of inequality from the Deep South to the nation’s capital. In 1955, he organized a bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., after Rosa Parks, a black woman, was ar-

rested for refusing to give up her seat to a Caucasian. King continued the movement by organizing nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. Later that year, he took his mission to Washington, D.C., where he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The event — attended by more than 250,000 – served as a defining moment in the civil rights movement. It led to President Lyndon B. Johnson passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The life of King, whose was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, has been celebrated, including with his birthday becoming a federal holiday in 1986. But “The Mountaintop” doesn’t just focus on how King portrayed himself publically. The show delves into many different sides of King during his final hours, showing the audience that while he personified greatness when he spoke to the masses, he also had his flaws and insecurities. “Dr. King spoke to us all,” Little said. “He spoke to all people, of every race, of every religion and of every culture.”

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Suwanee dentist becomes certified to treat sleep apnea


A Suwanee dentist may help residents get a few extra Zs at night now that he’s can treat snoring and sleep apnea, according to a recent news release. Dr. Robert Finkel became certified by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, according to the announcement Wednesday. Finkel will work with his patients to

ensure they receive an alternative device to the commonly used Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine to treat the issues. “Many Suwanee residents are unaware that an effective — and comfortable — dental sleep oral appliance is available,” he said. “I’m committed to using my knowledge of dental sleep medicine to help treat my patient’s

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Brain injury support organization to host annual basketball benefit FROM STAFF REPORTS

released from the Shepherd Center. The Side by Side Brain The game began in Injury Clubhouse will host March of 2012 when the its sixth annual fundraising wife of a Side by Side basketball game in March. member came up with the The Jawbones vs. Sawidea to benefit the organizabones Basketball Benefit tion that had been helping Game pits a team of lawyers her husband. He’d been against a team of doctors, coping with a brain injury each playing for braghe sustained when a “very ging rights over the other. heavy item fell from a high Proceeds from the game shelf at a major box store go toward the Side by Side and hit him in the head,” acBrain Injury Clubhouse, an cording to a press release. organization based out of “The member’s wife used Stone Mountain that helps her creative talents and marspinal cord and brain injury keting background to help patients after they’ve been this organization which had

helped her family so much,” according to the release. This year’s Jawbones vs. Sawbones Basketball Benefit Game will be held March 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mercer University gymnasium. Besides the game, participants can also enjoy a silent auction, games, photo ops and concessions. Tickets are available at www.sidebysideclubhouse. org for $10. One child under the age of 12 will be admitted per family. The Mercer University Gym is located at 3001 Mercer University Drive in Atlanta.

Local woman is finalist of national body transformation competition BY CAILIN O’BRIEN cailin.obrien

A Lawrenceville woman has been selected as one of five finalists in a national body transformation challenge. Joyce Bell lost 22 pounds during the 16-

week 2017 New Year Kick Off IsaBody Challenge, sponsered by Isagenix, a company that sells weight-loss products. Each participant was judged on both “before” and “after” photos as well as an essay describing their own journey. “The contest looks for

the most inspirational and motivational stories about how participants have made a healthy body and life transformation,” according to a press release. Bell and the other four finalists will be recognized at Isagenix NYKO event Jan. 14 in San Antonio.

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Distant son ponders family gathering Dear Amy: I am in my 60s, the oldest of four children. My relationship with my family was distant, but for the last 10 years, I’ve attended a few family events (we are now all geographically scattered), kept in touch with my two brothers and have made an effort to see my mother, who’s getting older and lives alone. My sister hasn’t liked me since high school. The last time I saw or talked to her was at my brother’s wedding a dozen years ago. My sister’s son got married a few years ago. I was the only member of the immediate family who wasn’t invited to the wedding. I was heartbroken. My mother and my two brothers said nothing. They stood by and allowed her to treat me this way. My mother’s 89th birthday is coming up. My siblings are all traveling to where she lives to attend the celebration. Though I want to be part of it, I don’t know if I can bring myself to be there. This situation tears me apart. If I go, everyone will assume I’m “over it” and “all is forgiven.” All is not forgiven. I’ll never forgive my sister. And I harbor hurt and anger against my brothers and mother for standing by and allowing it to happen. How do I decide whether to go? I keep thinking, “To thine own

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Amy Dickinson self be true.”

— Sad Dear Sad: Do an accounting of the pluses and minuses of attending this event. On the plus side, you may reconnect with your mother. You may also avoid suffering from guilt later on. In the minus column, you will be in the presence of people who have hurt you. The path toward going does involve acceptance, if not forgiveness. Acceptance means that you acknowledge the faults and failings of other people, which have had such an impact on you, and find a way to lean in toward your own truth. Your mother’s birthday party is not the place to air your grievances, but it is the perfect place to celebrate your own strength in being able to rise above people who have hurt you. Understand that your mother has four children and that she cannot choose between you. If you do go, use an escape hatch. Tell yourself that you will stay for an hour, and then make

a choice about staying another hour. Dear Amy: My ex-husband and I have known each other since we were kids. We are both in our 30s. We remain good friends. I had signs that I was about to make a huge mistake before getting married. After two years, I started to feel like I was trapped. I tried counseling, and it made me realize that I needed to let him go. Now, I feel so ashamed. I hate myself for this. I stayed married to him because I was afraid of what people were going to say if I left. After so many failed relationships, I think maybe I’m just meant to be alone. I decided that the best thing to do is to never get involved. The thought of it makes me anxious and depressed. God will never forgive me for this. It makes me want to lose my mind. Just thinking about getting involved with anyone ever again gives me anxiety. I don’t want to fail again. I need help dealing with these feelings. — Hurt Dear Hurt: I don’t think God judges or interferes in human relationships. Your guilt about leaving your marriage is something you must tackle and conquer before you will feel comfortable moving forward.

You chose counseling to help you understand that you should leave your marriage; you should continue with the process to wrangle with the feelings you are having now. Nobody wants to fail, and yet we all do. Failing and falling are part of the human experience. Risking failure is an act of bravery, and with help, you can be brave again. Dear Amy: You criticized “From We to I” for insisting that her boyfriend not refer to his life with his ex-wife using “we.” I’m in her camp. He needs to avoid phrasing responses in ways that make her think about his past. The proper question she should pose to him is whether he wants her to be thinking about him with his ex as they move forward. — Disappointed Dear Disappointed: After almost 30 years of marriage, insisting that her boyfriend basically pretend that he had been alone the whole time seemed unrealistic to me. You can contact Amy Dickinson via email: askamy@amydickinson. com. Readers may send postal mail to Amy Dickinson, c/o Tribune Content Agency, LLC., 16650 Westgrove Drive, Suite 175, Addison, TX 75001. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or “like” her on Facebook.

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Clear up unfinished business and set boundaries that will ensure you don’t overspend, overdo it or overreact this year. Remaining balanced and levelheaded will be necessary if you want to reach your goals without setbacks. Use what you already have before you invest in something new. Romance is highlighted. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Trust in yourself and yourself alone to get things done on time and without mistakes. Your attention to detail will give you an edge if you are faced with competition. Selfimprovements will pay off. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 19) — Express your true feelings and live up to your promises. Focusing on improving your lifestyle will give your reputation a boost. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Don’t trust your peers to give you the facts. Ask questions until you exhaust any doubt that the choice you make will be a good one. Change requires research. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Get out and observe. Gather information regarding the projects you want to pursue this year. Preparation will help you manage your time properly. Tackling fewer projects and focusing more on the details are favored. TAURUS (April 20May 20) — Keep situations mellow. Emotional matters will flare up quickly if you aren’t careful how you handle loved ones. Don’t leave room for complaint. Finish what you start. GEMINI (May 21June 20) — Family and friends can make a difference. Don’t neglect to ask for help if you need it to get ahead or resolve a matter of concern. Schedule a meeting or day trip. CANCER (June 21July 22) — Consider alternative ways to use your skills, knowledge and experience. There is money to be made and partnerships to form if you are true to your beliefs and plans. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Self-criticism will help motivate you to take better care of your physical, emotional and mental well-being. Make personal adjustments that will lead to a better future. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Home improvements that will lower your overhead should be considered. Set up a practical budget that will allow you to chip away at what needs to be done without compromising your lifestyle. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You know what needs to be done in order to reach your goal. Be careful not to let someone sidetrack you for his or her personal gain. Put your needs first. SCORPIO (Oct. 24Nov. 22) — Find out what’s required to make professional gains. Adding to your qualifications may be too costly. However, a change in the way you present your skills may do the trick. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You should revise a contract or deal in order to improve your position or prospects. If you find a way to cut your costs or overhead at home, you’ll ease your stress.

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world&nation world Two charged over Paris terror attacks Two suspects have been charged in connection with the November 2015 Paris attacks, Belgium’s Federal Prosecutor said Thursday. The two individuals, whose full names have not been given, are accused of providing false documents to Khalid El Bakraoui that were used during preparations for the attacks in the French capital, in which 130 people were killed. El Bakraoui was later named as one of those who carried out the Brussels Airport and metro attacks in March 2016, killing 32 people and injuring more than 300. One of the two suspects charged in Belgium was identified as Farid K. He is accused of participation in the activities of a terrorist group, forgery and the use of forgery in writing. The second, identified as Meryem E. B., was charged with forgery and the use of forgery in writing.

Turkey parliament breaks out in fight Lawmakers in Turkey brawled during a debate over constitutional amendments that would expand presidential powers, according to state news agency Anadolu. The fight broke out on Wednesday shortly after opposition lawmaker Özgür Özel told ruling party lawmakers “You are trying to destroy yourselves when the TV is off and nobody sees. We won’t let it happen,” according to Anadolu. Lawmakers were debating ending “parliament’s authorization to inspect ministers and the Cabinet.” Shortly after Özel comments, fellow members of the main opposition Republican People’s Party encircled the speaker’s rostrum with arms joined, occupying the area in protest. The fight broke out soon afterward, according to Anadolu. One senior lawmaker with the ruling Justice and Development party suffered a broken nose, according to the report.

Dems to challenge, not obstruct Trump By Eric Bradner CNN

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders said Senate Democratic leaders discussed Monday whether the party would flatly oppose any nomination Presidentelect Donald Trump makes to the Supreme Court. At the same time, Sanders urged fellow Democrats against simply obstructing the incoming administration — demonstrating the difficulty progressives are having in deciding how to handle the incoming president. Speaking at a town hall in Washington sponsored by CNN and moderated by Chris Cuomo, Sanders blasted Republicans for acting “shamefully and outrageously” by refusing to consider President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court last year. He suggested Democrats may not “do the right thing” and instead adopt the GOP’s tactics. Meanwhile, Sanders, a Vermont senator and progressive favorite in the 2016 Democratic primary, acknowledged Obamacare has “problems.” “But we damn well aren’t going to see it repealed and have no replacement there at all,” he said. And he drew another clear line with Trump, saying: “I will tell you this:

nation Despite anger, victims family members oppose death sentence

Nine people slain. In a black church. By an avowed white supremacist. Who wanted to start a race war. Yet there are at least two family members who don’t want to see Dylann Roof die by lethal injection for perpetrating the 2015 Emanuel AME Church massacre in Charleston, S.C. Esther Lance conceded she was “angry” and at first said she wanted him to die for killing her mother, Ethel. Then reconsidered, saying, “My mom wouldn’t have wanted that.” Taiwan sends jets, Esther’s sister, Sharon Risher, too, was conflicted. In China enters an essay she wrote during the Taiwan Strait summer, she said she had not Taiwan on Wednesday forgiven Roof and she would deployed fighter jets, a not protest if he was sensurveillance aircraft and Navy tenced to death. But whatever frigates in response to the Roof’s sentence, she stands movement of China’s lone opposed to capital punishaircraft carrier into the Taiwan ment, she wrote. Straits, according to Taiwan’s state-run Central New DOJ unveils Agency. The Liaoning carrier and police reforms its flotilla of escorting frigates in Baltimore and destroyers were apparently on their way back to Nearly two years after base in northeastern China Freddie Gray’s death in from the South China Sea fol- police custody led to protests, lowing training exercises, the Baltimore and the U.S. agency reported. Justice Department agreed to The Chinese vessels moved terms Thursday on sweeping through waters off Shantou police reforms that include in the southeastern Chinese cameras in all police transport province of Guangdong early vans. Wednesday morning and conThe 227-page consent tinued north, CNA reported, decree comes after the Justice citing the defense ministry. Department monitored The agency said the ships Baltimore’s policing methods remained “west of the median for more than a year after line of the Taiwan Strait,” or the 2015 death of Gray, who closer to mainland China. suffered a fatal injury while — From wire reports being transported in a police

people ‘Black-ish’ has message of unity in new episode

The most recent episode of ABC’s “Black-ish” was not only the post-election episode viewers have been eagerly awaiting, it was also the one viewers may have needed. The episode, titled “Lemons,” took place two months after the presidential election. But as Dre (Anthony Anderson) pointed out, “everyone was acting like it had only been two minutes.” “Upsets, they’re as American as apple pie and obesity,” Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to CNN’s Chris Cuomo during a he said in a voiceover. At the end of the day, no one wants CNN townhall on Wednesday. (CNN) to be on the losing side of an upset. But what happens He ran a campaign whose Free Trade Agreement on pick its battles. Demowhen the winners and the loscornerstone was bigotry. the campaign trail and said crats face this challenge ers are supposed to be on the It was based on sexism, they opposed the Transas they’re poised to lose same team?” on racism, on xenophobia, Pacific Partnership. all their levers of power in That’s the central quesand on that issue, I will not “I believe we need a new Washington. tion of the episode, which, as compromise.” trade policy. I believe we tell Changes to Senate rules creator Kenya Barris previStill, Sanders said he corporate America they’ve made when the party had ously teased to CNN, was a hopes Democrats don’t use got to control their greed,” the majority now mean its the “obstruct, obstruct, obSanders said. “Mr. Trump members can’t block any of multi-generational tale. struct” tactics against Trump is prepared to sit down and Trump’s Cabinet nominees. that congressional Repubwork on a new trade policy Nor can Democrats stop Glover expands licans deployed against which is based on fairness, the GOP push to repeal Obama. not just on corporate greed, Obamacare using the same FX ties with new “I don’t think that’s what yes, I will be happy to work filibuster-avoiding budproduction deal we do,” Sanders said. “I with him.” get rules Obama used to Fresh off a few wins at think where Trump has Progressives prepare push the health reform law the Golden Globes, Donald ideas that make sense that to fight through Congress. we can work with him on, I With Hillary Clinton The party is also down to Glover’s excellent week just got even better. think we should.” defeated and Obama count- 17 of the nation’s 50 govThe actor/producer has just Sanders wouldn’t say ing down his final days in ernor’s offices, and Repubscored a new deal with FX whether he would again office, Democrats are inlicans have full control of Productions under which he seek the presidency in 2020. creasingly reliant on Sand- the legislatures in 32 states will develop new series for But said there’s one issue on ers, Massachusetts Sen. — realities that make it which he would work with Elizabeth Warren and other harder for Democrats to stop FX Networks, other networks and streaming services, on Trump: trade. Both railed leading progressives to set changes to voting access against the North American the party’s message — and laws that have hurt the party. top of continuing his work on “Atlanta.” “Donald is a remarkable artist, effortlessly shifting Sen. Dianne Feinstein, DCalifornia, if he would — if from actor to writer, producer, director and musiordered by President-elect cian to create one amazing Trump — restart the CIA’s project after another,” said use of enhanced interrogation tactics that fall outside of Nick Grad, FX’s president of original programming. “‘Atarmy field manual. lanta’ was just the beginning, “Absolutely not,” Pompeo said. “Moreover, I can’t the breakout comedy of the year and a series revered as imagine I would be asked much for its originality as its that by the President-elect.” honest look at the experience Orlando manhunt: of being aspiring, young and black in that legendary city. Three arrested as We’re proud to partner with Donald in an overall deal that Accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof looked more tips pour in will allow him to continue solemn as he appeared remotely by video before a judge on June 19, 2015. Magistrate James Gosnell Jr. informed Authorities said they turning his creative vision Roof of what will happen next for him legally. In his first have arrested three people into incredible television.” comments since being arrested, Roof briefly answered a they say helped a Florida number of basic questions asked by the judge regarding man accused of killing his his age, address and employment status. (CNN) Fifth season in the girlfriend last month and a the Obamacare “repeal reso- police officer this week. van. works for ‘Arrested Two of the arrests stem “We now require cameras lution.” Development’ from the investigation into The Senate voted 51-48 in those vans,” Mayor CathGet ready to celebrate with the shooting death of Sade along party lines for the erine Pugh said Thursday. the Chicken Dance. measure, which relies on the Dixon, Markeith Loyd’s “We want to make sure Executive producer Brian pregnant girlfriend, in that individuals are transport- same budget process used December. Authorities said Grazer told The Wrap this ed singularly and that they’re seven years ago to approve week that Netflix is close to strapped into those vans cor- the landmark health care law the suspects aided Loyd’s attempts to avoid apprehen- bringing “Arrested Developrectly and that people are not to now attempt to dismantle ment” back. sion after that killing. it. harmed in that process.” “All of the actors have Loyd also is suspected of “This resolution will set But the troubled police agreed to do it and I think killing Master Sgt. Debra the stage for true legisladepartment’s problems they’ve agreed to their comClayton on Monday when tive relief from Obamacare went beyond its transport of she tried to approach him at pensation structure,” he said. that Americans have long prisoners. “That’s been the hardest — an Orlando-area Walmart. The decree also mandates demanded while ensuring it’s all hard. … But it should One of the people ara stable transition,” Senate community oversight; new be happening soon.” Budget Chairman Mike Enzi rested Wednesday was recruitment policies; adThe quirky series is the of Wyoming said, just after 1 Lakensha Smith Loyd, one ditional training on stops, show that just keeps on going a.m. “The Obamacare bridge of Loyd’s nieces. Orange searches and arrests; an — mostly due to its strong is collapsing and we’re send- County deputies said in an emphasis on “de-escalation, arrest affidavit that she was fan base. ing in a rescue team.” using tactics that defuse Fox canceled “Arrested contacting people on behalf incidents;” and sexual assault of her uncle after Dixon was Development” after three seainvestigations that promote killed and indicated she was sons in 2006 because of low “victim-centered, trauma-in- CIA nominee: in contact with him after the ratings, but viewers rallied for formed approach and combat Would disregard years to have it brought back. gender bias.” Trump on torture shooting. Netflix answered the call They also believe she Donald Trump’s pick for and aired a fourth season in went to a restaurant where Senate opens CIA director said Thursher uncle worked to pick up 2013. Obamacare repeal day he would not restart That return whetted fans’ $200 as he tried to avoid arSenate Republicans the CIA’s use of enhanced appetite for more, and there rest for Dixon’s killing. launched their effort to repeal interrogation techniques if was talk that new episodes It is unclear whether and replace President Barack he were approved for the were coming. Smith Loyd has a lawyer. Obama’s landmark health position. That hasn’t happened yet, She could be charged with care law early Thursday Rep. Mike Pompeo, being an accessory after the but Grazer’s words stirred morning, approving a budget Trump’s nominee for CIA excitement. fact, a felony. — From wire reports blueprint that they’ve dubbed director, was asked by — From wire reports

U.S. salmon could carry Japanese tapeworms, scientists say By Susan Scutti CNN

If you eat raw or undercooked fish, you risk developing an infection from parasites. One of the most gruesome is tapeworm, a species of digestive tract-invading parasites that includes Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense, or the Japanese broad tapeworm. Though this worm was commonly believed to infect only fish

Meet the tapeworm The most common fish tapeworm is Diphyllobothrium latum. in Asia, a study published Wednes- In 1986, scientists identified day in the Centers for Disease another member of this family, Control and Prevention’s monthly the Japanese broad tapeworm, and journal Emerging Infectious Disbelieved it had been responsible eases says wild salmon caught in for about 2,000 infections reported Alaska had also been infected by to that point, making it the second this parasite. most common cause of tapeworm Based on those results, reinfection. searchers warn that salmon caught However, continuing to study anywhere along the Pacific coast of the tapeworms using new molecuNorth America may be infected. lar methods, researchers funded

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by the Czech Science Foundation discovered they’d been wrong. Almost all of the previous cases of tapeworm infections occurring in Japan, South Korea and the Pacific coast of Russia had actually been caused by Japanese tapeworms rather than D. latum. In fact, Japanese tapeworm larvae, known as plerocercoids, could be found in salmon caught off the coasts of eastern Russia and Japan. Could Japanese tapeworms also be infecting salmon caught in the

United States? In July 2013, a team of scientists examined 64 wild Alaskan salmon. After filleting the musculature into narrow slices, the scientists observed these and the internal organs of each fish under a magnifying glass. They discovered larvae, between 8 and 15 millimeters long, that continually elongated and contracted (as worms are known to do). With gene sequencing, they were identified as Japanese tapeworms.


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Obamas leave image that will never fade WASHINGTON — Hold on to one image from President Obama’s farewell address: The president using his handkerchief to wipe a tear from his eye as he thanked Michelle Obama for her grace and forbearance. The first lady was holding back tears, too, as was her daughter Malia. Politics aside, it was a touching moment in the life of a family we have come to know so well — one of countless such moments, and images, that have changed this nation forever. The White House is really a glass house, and for eight years we have watched the Obamas live their lives in full public view. We’ve seen a president age, his hair graying and his once-unlined face developing a wrinkle here, a furrow there. We’ve seen a first lady change hairstyles and model an array Eugene of designer gowns. We’ve seen Robinson two little girls grow into young women. We’ve seen it all before — except that we’ve never seen an African-American family in these roles. Images of the Obamas performing the duties of the first family are indelible, and I believe they will be one of the administration’s most important and lasting legacies. Visuals are uniquely powerful. They rearrange and reorient our thinking in ways that are difficult to describe or even comprehend. They penetrate to our deepest levels of consciousness without being attenuated by the filter of language; they retain their specificity, their emotional sharp edges. They can make us laugh, cry, rage and weep without quite knowing why. For eight years we have had the privilege of seeing a black family living in the White House. I still find that hard to believe. We watched as the president, the first lady, Malia and Sasha walked across the South Lawn to board Marine One. We watched the president playing with the family dog, Bo. We watched Michelle Obama working in her garden. Those who live in Washington might have glimpsed the girls stopping by McDonald’s on their way home from school, or the president and first lady having a date night at one of their favorite restaurants. We saw the Obamas host glittering state dinners. We saw them walk down the stairs of Air Force One onto red-carpeted tarmacs around the world. We saw President Obama channel the pride of the nation at moments of triumph, as when he announced the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. And we saw him become a conduit for our despair after the Newtown school massacre, the Charleston church killings and so many other senseless acts of gun violence. Given this country’s history of slavery and discrimination, the first black family to serve as first family had to be like a fortress, strong and unassailable. In that sense the Obamas were from central casting — so impeccable in education, elocution and etiquette that even the president’s harshest political critics spoke of them as a family with genuine admiration. We watched as Obama largely abandoned recreational basketball, the scourge of tendons and ligaments, for a more age-appropriate pastime. The golf course became, for him, the “third space” (besides home and family) that some men seem to need. According to a website that tries to keep track, Obama has played more than 300 rounds of golf during his tenure. Unlike other presidents, he almost never used these outings to butter up political adversaries or reward loyal allies. Instead, he stuck mostly to a tight group of regulars, with a few luminaries, mostly professional athletes, tossed in. When he wasn’t working — and, reportedly, sometimes when he was — the president watched ESPN. As a rule, Obama went upstairs to the residence every evening so the family could have dinner together. Then he would go back to work for a while before bedtime. As Obama noted Tuesday night, one of his wife’s great accomplishments was opening the doors of the White House as wide as possible to the American people. Every December, she and the president put themselves through a Long March of holiday parties, including two for the media. At the end of the evening, having shaken hundreds of hands and posed for hundreds of smiling pictures, any normal human beings would have been homicidal, suicidal or both. But the Obamas were unfailingly sunny and gracious, making every single guest feel welcome in their home. In their time in the White House, the Obama family expanded this nation’s idea of what it can achieve. They gave us vivid images that will never fade. We owe them heartfelt thanks for being, at all times, the classiest of class acts. Eugene Robinson’s email address is

Loyalty is key, no matter who you root for LYNCHBURG, Va. — History is a good thing. It can satiate the curiosity and lift the emotions, bringing welcomed pause to your day. Few communities are fortunate to be surrounded by more history than this town of 75,568, which was the only major city in Virginia that was not captured by the Union Army before the end of the Civil War. Monticello, the splendorous home of Thomas Jefferson, is a little more than an hour away. James Madison’s Montpelier is an hour and a half east; Charlottesville is just over an hour’s drive and Staunton about the same — Staunton is birthplace of Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the U.S. His minister father moved the family to Augusta, Ga., where he lived into his teens, raising the question: Why doesn’t Georgia claim this champion of the League of Nations as a native son who took up residency in the White House? Before moving on from Lynchburg and local geography — for your information, you can drive to our nation’s capital in a little over three hours. (It took Thomas Jefferson four days and three nights to journey from Mon-

on his agenda often enough. However, when he tailgates — Athens or Charlottesville (or wherever) — you can find his watering hole easily. Just look for the flags. At the top of the 28-foot flagpole, you will see the Georgia “G,” followed by Loran an Ole Miss banner (wife Smith Nancy’s alma mater) and one saluting Virginia (where ticello to Washington.) his son Davis and daughter I have come here to reach Dixon were graduated). out and touch as many of Then there are the nautical the aforementioned hissymbols NCND, identifying torical sites as possible on a his late father’s World War weekend and to visit with a II minesweeper. You can doctor friend and his wife, readily conclude that Carl is who always have Georgia all about loyalties. on their minds — to the The Moores combine extent that they often drive work and play about as to Athens on the weekends well as anybody you know. when the Bulldogs play at Their inventiveness would home. “It takes only six and impress Mr. Jefferson. Carl a half hours to make the settled here after cardiology trip,” says Carl Moore, a training at Virginia. Nancy, cardiologist, who grew up in who was graduated from Warwick in South GeorOle Miss, remains a workgia and ranks Stripling’s ing pharmacist. Ashton, the sausage right up there with last of their offspring, chose Virginia ham as a classic the University of Georgia. mealtime experience. “That,” Carl says, “heightWhile there are divided ens our interest in returning loyalties in Carl’s social to Athens.” circle (family, friends and When they make their neighbors who were masojourns to Sanford’s triculates at Virginia, among hedges, they are always in other institutions of higher the company of Mike (Georlearning), he suffers emogia) and Leah (Vanderbilt) tionally when Athens is not Sumner, both graduates of

the Lumpkin School of Law in Athens; both practice law in Newnan. The Moores and the Sumners become inseparable in the fall. Their tailgate parties start early and the chain of flags gets priority attention. Friends are always welcome. “We have met the nicest people who stop by our tailgate parties,” Nancy says. The Moores get the highest of marks when it comes to their social inclinations. They have to go out of their way to visit and interact with their countless friends. What’s a seven-hour drive to have fun with those you enjoy the most? My words, not theirs, but a betting man would wager that they would be in agreement. What is easy to glean from all this is that campus loyalties should be inclusive and without rancor. Cheer loudly for your team, but embrace those who pay allegiance to other colors. The Moores and the Sumners display the best in collegiality, friendship and sportsmanship. Let’s all circle up and sing Kumbaya. Loran Smith is co-host of “The Tailgate Show” and sideline announcer for Georgia football. He is also a freelance writer.

A trillion reasons U.S. debt is incomprehensible Get this: The U.S. Treasury says America’s debt grew by another trillion dollars in 2016. If you’re like me and you find it difficult to grasp how much a trillion really is,, an educational project of the nonprofit Employment Policies Institute, offers a mind-blowing illustration. “Let’s say someone told you to wait for something. If you waited 1,000 seconds, it’d only take about 17 minutes. If you waited 1 million seconds, you’d have to wait about 11 1/2 days. But if you waited 1 trillion seconds, you’d have to wait 31,688 years.” Heck, I remember the old days when a billion used to be a number so big nobody could comprehend it. One billion hours is equal to more than 114,000 years, which would take us back to the Stone Age. Not long ago, we measured our national debt in billions of dollars. Now we do so in trillions of dollars — numbers that are extremely difficult to comprehend. Consider: One trillion is equal to 1,000 billion. If you had $1 trillion in cash, re-

Tom Purcell ports, you could buy 282 billion Big Macs, or 3.1 million Ferrari 599 GTBs, or 769 new Yankee Stadiums, or 28,571 flights into space as a tourist, or 66.7 billion copies of Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street.” If you had $1 trillion in debt and paid it back at the rate of $10 million a day, it would take you 273 years — on an interest-free loan. Our federal deficit has been averaging nearly $1 trillion a year since the collapse of 2008 — causing us to rack up around $8 trillion in new debt during President Obama’s administration. To cover our nearly $4 trillion annual budget, the U.S. Treasury spends about $1 billion every two hours — accumulating $1 billion in new debt about every eight hours.

Still not comprehending how much $1 trillion is? Then you’ll like this description by Bill Bryson, one of my favorite authors, from his book “Notes from a Big Country.” Bryson asks his readers to guess how long it would take to initial and count 1 trillion $1 bills if you worked without stopping. “If you initialed one dollar per second,” writes Bryson, “you would make $1,000 every seventeen minutes. After 12 days of nonstop effort you would acquire your first $1 million. Thus, it would take you 120 days to accumulate $10 million and 1,200 days — something over three years — to reach $100 million. After 31.7 years you would become a billionaire. But not until after 31,709.8 years would you count your trillionth dollar.” We all understand that very large numbers are OK so long as they add up. So long as we have trillions of dollars coming in to the government to balance out the trillions of dollars we have going out, we should be OK — but we haven’t been OK. Regardless of what you think about President-elect

Donald Trump and our new, Republican-controlled House and Senate, you’d better hope their policy changes unleash the pent-up economic vitality of our country. You’d better hope we double Obama’s 1.9 percent average growth rate so that we can generate the government receipts we need to pay our debts and meet our obligations. Hey, our national debt is almost $20 trillion, for goodness’ sake — that’s 20,000 billion dollars. If you still can’t comprehend how big our debt us, consider this slightly modified illustration from econ4u. com: If the U.S. government printed million-dollar bills, “a whole bathtub’s worth of them wouldn’t equal a trillion dollars.” And 20 bathtubs full of million-dollar bills still wouldn’t be enough to cover our national debt. Tom Purcell, author of “Misadventures of a 1970’s Childhood” and “Wicked Is the Whiskey,” a Sean McClanahan mystery novel, both available at, is a nationally syndicated humor columnist. Email him at

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That might be why whoever dumped the ended up in. body picked that spot. He said the plastic blue It’s unclear who that bin was a 2- or 3- footmight be. long container commonly “The primary objective used to store clothes. It at this point is to identify was found open in the who the person is and yard, but the lid was notify their next of kin,” nearby. Washington said Washington said. “The he suspected the it fell medical examiner will be off when the bin was responsible for determindropped into the yard. ing the manner and cause “I understand the area of death.” is notorious for trash Return to www.gwindumping,” Washington for said. updates.

Gwinnett County police investigate a body found in a bin in a Lawrenceville front yard. (Staff Photos: Cailin O’Brien)

obituaries STATESBORO

Cicero Bennett Mr. Cicero Bennett, age 89 of Statesboro, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 11, 2017. MONROE

Doris L. Bush Doris L. Bush, age 73, of Monroe, passed away on January 10, 2017. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052. 770-466-1544.


Carolyn M. Childers Mrs. Carolyn M. Childers, age 75 of Stone Mountain, GA passed away January 9, 2017. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home: 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078. 770-9795010.


Cofer, Ann Audrey Ann Myers Cofer, age 76 of Loganville, GA, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Ann was a native of Camak, GA and was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Aubrey Myers and Willie Sue Edwards Myers; sisters, Kathryn Johnson (Cecil), Evelyn Hillman (Harvey) and Betty Sue Jordan (Ben); and brother, T.G. Myers. Ann is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bob Cofer; 2 daughters, Angela Cofer Breindl of Cumming and Michelle Cofer Beckum (Mike) of Athens; grandchildren, Matthew Joseph Breindl, Ashley Paige Breindl, Robert Jenkins Beckum and William Myers Beckum; sisters, Shirley Nabors (Richard) of Hazlehurst, Clarie Whitfield of Sylvester and Jimmie Johnson (Earl) of Greensboro; brothers in law, James Wendell “Jim” Cofer (Joanne) of Snellville, and Winston Franklin “Frank” Cofer (Teresa) of Lilburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ann was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Snellville, GA where she was a member of The Fellowship Life Group and

served as the Treasurer and Outreach member. Ann accepted Christ as a teenager at Camak Baptist Church. On September 7, 2014 Ann rededicated her life and was baptized at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Ann’s life experiences included kindergarten teacher and English as a second language leader. She was secretary, treasurer and vice president of Cofer Technical Services for 28 years. Ann enjoyed Christian music and sang in the choir at Bethany Baptist Church for more than 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with family on vacation, boating on Lake Lanier and any family activity. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and gardening and all brought her much enjoyment. Ann was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and her radiant smile will be missed by many. The Service to Celebrate the Life of Audrey Ann Myers Cofer will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1525 Scenic Highway, Snellville, GA. Mrs. Cofer will lie in state Saturday at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Rev. Dr. Jeff Gongwer and Rev. Scott Crow will officiate the services. Burial will follow at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, Snellville, GA. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Tom M Wages Snellville Chapel from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200 has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Joan Compton Joan Bedingfield Compton age 73, of Auburn Ga passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 15, 2017 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Tommy Jordan and Rev. Fred Bedingfield will officiate. Burial will follow at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Joan was a 1961 graduate of South Gwinnett High School. She started her career as a hairdresser in 1962 at Lillian’s Beauty Shop in Lawrenceville. She worked there until she bought Copelands Beauty Shop in 1969. She retired i d d d ll

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in 1994 and started doll making and was a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs. She traveled across the country attending doll shows and won several awards for her dolls. When her health started to decline 5 years ago, she wasn?t able to travel much anymore, and she missed it so much. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Compton, in 2002. Parents, Carl and Nora Lou Bedingfield, Brothers, Willard Bedingfield and Bennie Bedingfield, Brother in law, Larry Fleeman. She is survived by son and daughter in law, Kelly and Sally Jones, Granddaughter Taylor Jones McDevitt and husband Justin McDevitt and granddaughter Nicole Jones, step grandchildren, Timothy A. Long, Charles T. Queen, Destiny F. Queen, sister Judy Fleeman, sister in law Brenda Bedingfield. Several nieces and nephews, who were all very special to her. She had many special friends. The family will receive friends from 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM on Saturday, January 14 2017 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home in Lawrenceville. Please leave online condolences at


Patrick DeMartino Patrick Alexander DeMartino, age 24 of Johns Creek, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Patrick was an ER Tech at Gwinnett Medical Center. He graduated from Providence Christian Academy in 2011, where he ran track and was voted Homecoming King. He graduated from UGA in 2015 with Honors, earning a B.S. in Psychology. His chief hobby was engaging in deep conversations with friends and strangers alike. He attended Perimeter Church. Patrick is survived by his parents, William & Kathleen DeMartino; fiancée, Sarah Rasmussen; sister, Sarah DeMartino and cousin, Lily Hamric. A private graveside service will be held at Peachtree Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Peachtree Corners Chapel of Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Perimeter Church at 1:30 in the Day Chapel. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Medical Missions Ministry in Guatemala. Please sign the online guestbook Arrangements entrusted to Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes and Crematory, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. (770)448-5757.

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James “Jim” Donaldson James “Jim” W. Donaldson, Sr., age 80 of Commerce, GA passed away on January 10, 2017. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133.


Irene Jellerson Irene Anne Jellerson, age 71 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away January 11th, 2017. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville GA, 30046 770-277-4550.


Edmond Floyd Edmond Eldred Floyd, age 76, of Snellville, GA, passed away on January 10, 2017. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company”, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200 has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Eugene Lamb Lt. Col. Chaplain Eugene Lamb, US Army, Ret., age 89, of Auburn, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, (770) 564-2726.



William Fourqurean William E. Fourqurean age 84 of Snellville, Ga. passed away on January 12, 2017. He was born on January 6, 1933, in Richmond, VA and had lived in Savannah, Ga for many years. William was a graduate of Georgia State and Georgia Tech, he was retired from The Atlantic Companies as a Certified Safety Professional. He was a member of the PI KAPPA PHI Fraternity at Georgia Tech, The Georgia National Guard, The American Legion and the Huguenot’s Society. Mr. Fourqurean is survived by his wife ; Martha Fourqurean of Snellville, GA; son & daughter-inlaw, David & Marguerite Fourqurean of Charlotte, NC; daughter & son-inlaw, Susan & John Seay of Lilburn, GA, grandson, Austin Seay of Lilburn, GA; two granddaughters, Sophie Fourqurean, Gracie Fourqurean both of Charlotte, NC. Private graveside services will be held Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Gwinnett Memorial Park with Bill George officiating. Arrangements by Byrd & Flanigan Crematory and Funeral Service Lawrenceville, GA.

Bette Lind, age 79, of Lilburn, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, (770) 564-2726.


Lillie Mae Long Lillie Mae Long, age 91 of Buford, GA, passed away on January 10, 2017. Tim Stewart Funeral Home: 300 Simonton Road SW Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. 770962-3100.

Lillian Ann Simmons Funeral service for Mrs. Lillian Ann Simmons will be held Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00 PM at Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral Home – Gwinnett Chapel 914 Scenic Hwy. Lawrenceville, GA 30045. Visitation will be held TODAY Friday January 13, 2017 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Family Hour will be held TODAY 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral Home – Gwinnett Chapel (770) 338-5558. SAN ANTONIO, TX

ant personality, constant positivity, truthful nature, and genuine care and love for all. If you were anywhere around him, he would ensure you got your “Dimelo” or good morning and always knew just how to put a smile on your face. Angel was not a quiet man. He would be heard and was one of the few people who would tell you the truth because you needed to hear it, and it came from love. If you caught him at his weekend basketball leagues, you might have seen one of his famous “Poppies”! Angel was an amazing person and one of a kind. He was a loving son, brother, father, companion, and mentor who always pushed you for more. He was getting pretty good at Pokeman and Seven Days for the kids. He was a party guy turned family man and will be deeply missed by all. He is preceded in death by his mother Denia Perez and sister Esmeralda Soto. Angel is survived by his son Justin Angel Soto, Nephews: Angel Kain Soto and Aaron Goldberg Jr, Nieces: Denia Amanda Soto and Alexis Goldberg, Great Niece Esmeralda Marie Soto, Aunt Hilda Barkmeyer Reyes, Uncle Ricardo Reyes, life partner/girlfriend Santanna and her daughter Taleah, and by Denia his dog of 17 years. He also leaves numerous other family and friends that were like family. He touched the lives of so many in the short time he had with us on Earth. His services will be held Saturday, January 14 at 1p at Byrd & Flanigan in Lawrenceville, GA. Arrangements by Byrd & Flanigan Crematory and Funeral Service Lawrenceville, GA. (770)


John Thompson, Sr. Dr. John Daniel Thompson, Sr., age 89 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on January 11, 2017. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133.

Angel Soto Angel Alberto Soto was born on May 27, 1976, in New York City, NY to STATHAM Ann Graves Flor Angel Soto and Denia Donna B. Wall Ann Terry Graves, 84, Perez-Reyes. As a child went to be with her heavDonna B. Wall, age 76, growing up in the Bronx, enly father on January 11, of Statham, passed away there was no shortage of 2017. Bill Head Funeral January 10, 2017. adventure and mischief Homes and Crematory, Lil- on Walton Ave, but his SUGAR HILL burn/Tucker Chapel, (770) mother always kept him 564-2726. focused on education. Betty Wiley He spent time in New Mrs. Betty Kilcrease WiJersey, and eventually ley, age 90 of Sugar Hill, graduated from college GA passed away on Januwith a Degree in Biology. ary 11, 2017. ArrangeAfter working for a few ments by: Junior E. Flayears, he relocated and nigan of Flanigan Funeral made his home in San $15 photos are available Home and Crematory, BuAntonio, TX but never with all Obituaries ford, GA (770) 932-1133. forgot his love for family and Death and friends back home in Notices NY, the Mets, and Giants. Call for details Angel found his passion in 770.963.9205 Education, and he changed Ext.1162 or the lives of so many Ext.1163 people through his exuberGDP-1/13/2017 WINSTON SALEM, NC

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Robotics teams gear up for Creekland Super Regional BY KEITH FARNER

with the Georgia First Lego League have grown in popularity in recent years. In the last year, In an annual tradition Georgia jumped from that’s now reached a defifth in the nation to first, cade, Creekland Middle now with 679 teams, School on Saturday will said Bob Kraushaar, the host 32 teams for the sec- FLL coach at Creekland ond level of competition and tournament director. in Georgia for the First About 100 of those teams Lego League. reside in Gwinnett, and This year’s theme is more than 20 of those called “Animal Allies” are expected at the event, and centers on humanwhich starts at 9:30 a.m. animal interactions in The Super Regional comwhich students are asked petition is one of seven to identify a problem and around the state this come up with a solution. month. As an example, one team “We right now are focused on disappearing viewed as one of the bees to see if cell towers strongest venues. The might have something to teams that come through do with that. Creekland are some of Robotics competitions the stronger teams in the keith.farner

state, primarily because of the coaches and kids that we have and the support that we have in Gwinnett County,” Kraushaar said. About one third of the teams will advance to one of two state competitions at Georgia Tech, and on Feb. 4 at Georgia Gwinnett College. The teams that arrive at Creekland have passed the first hurdle, and Kraushaar said there is a shift for teams from their first year to second year. “They can see the kind of things other teams do and say, ‘Oh, we can do that,” Kraushaar said. usually are much more “That first year is kind productive with what of like a building year. they’ve done.” The second year in they Teams are not only

In this file photo, Lilburn Middle School students Razat Sutradhar and Tai Do watch their Lego Mindstorms robot compete on the table at a First Lego League Super Regional at Creekland Middle School in Lawrenceville. (File Photo)

judged on robot performance, but on research to develop an innovative solution to the problem,

robot design and core values. The teams have two and a half minutes to complete their missions.

Snellville residents accused of murdering DeKalb teen BY CAILIN O’BRIEN

Hillandale Drive in Lithonia. It was folTwo Snellville resilowed by dents are accused of the sound murdering a DeKalb of her teenager earlier this stepson Danormonth. moaning. rise Devon Thomas DeKalb County police She told arrested Danorrise Devon respondThomas, 22, and Amy ing ofStephens, 35, in connecficers her tion to the Jan. 5 murder stepson of Mackel Mansfield, had been 19. Both are being held in and in DeKalb County jail out of the without bond. house in Mansfield’s stepmother the early Amy Stephens called the police at about morning. 4:16 a.m. that morning When she’d asked what when she heard a gunhe was doing, he said “he shot outside her house on was waiting on some-


The environmentally focused nonprofit Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful needs volunteers for its first ever Bring One for the Chipper event to dispose of live Christmas trees in Lawrenceville on Jan. 21. (Special Photo)

Volunteers being sought for Christmas tree disposal event FROM STAFF REPORTS

It will be a culmination of the weeks leading up A Gwinnett nonprofit is the event when families seeking volunteers to chip donated the trees by dropin for its annual Christping them off at local fire mas tree disposal event in stations. Then, the trees Lawrenceville on Jan. 21. were taken to the park The environmentally and placed near the soccer focused Gwinnett Clean fields. & Beautiful will host its During the event, volBring One for the Chipper unteers will make sure the event from 8 to 11 a.m. trees don’t have decoraDuring the event, donated tions or stands, and then live Christmas trees will they will take each tree to be turned into mulch for the chipper. use in landscape projects “The mulch we create in the county. that day will line pathThe “tree-cyling” event ways at public parks, will take place at Bethes- flower beds around pubda Park, 225 Bethesda lic buildings and schools Church Road. and so much more,” said

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Executive Director Schelly Marlatt. Volunteers must be age 14 or older and may include civic groups, companies, families, individuals, school groups, neighborhood associations and others. Register online at and download a Volunteer Release Form to complete and take to the event. For more information or to sign up to volunteer contact Marlatt at 770822-5187 or SMarlatt@

one,” according to the police report. He’d left the house one more time before he was shot in the chest. A witness told police at the time that he’d seen Mansfield talking to one white man and two black men in a truck earlier that morning. But he hadn’t seen the shooting take place. Officers found Mansfield on his back outside the home. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival. Both Thomas and Stephens were booked into DeKalb County jail that same day.

Second suspect arrested in connection to murder of teen BY CAILIN O’BRIEN cailin.obrien

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested a second man Wednesday in connection with the murder of a Norcross teenager. Norcross resident Justin Jamaria Carter, 21, is accused of shooting Christian Daniel Carillo, 17, in the chest during a robbery Jan. 7 between about 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. according to warrants. He’s accused of stealing marijuana, money and a gun from Carillo. Agents also arrested Jefrey Alexander Rios, 17, Monday in connection with the crime. His charges mirror Carter’s.

Norcross police officers found Carillo bleeding on the floor of a Justin room in Jamaria Carter Knight’s Inn Hotel on Brook Hollow Parkway, according to a police report. They were Jefrey responding Rios to a 911 caller who heard multiple shots fired. Officers forcibly entered the room and found that the door was blocked with a chair. Carillo was

already dead. “There were two shell casings and one intact round on the bed closest to the window,” according to the police report. “A green leafy substance was also in plain view next to the victim.” There could be another arrest on the horizon. A woman claiming to be Carillo’s cousin posted on a GoFundMe page she began for the family that three suspects contributed to his murder. “Let justice be served,” she posted Wednesday. “Two down, one more to go!” Carter was booked into Gwinnett County jail Wednesday at 3:10 p.m. and is being held without bond.

AAA: 75 percent of Georgians will take a trip during this year trips they’ll take, what and surf. The next most kinds of trips they’ll be and popular destination were how much they’ll spend. cities, getting 39 percent As it turns out, many of the vote. Twenty-two Where are you headed Georgians aren’t just look- percent of respondents said this year? ing to take one trip this they were heading overseas An overwhelming num- year. while 19 percent were eyeber of Georgians will take About 51 percent of ing trips to national or state at least one vacation this Georgians who responded parks. year, according to AAA. to the survey are expected AAA officials did add The auto club estimated to take at least two or three that they are seeing notethree out of four people in vacations this year, while worthy increases in bookthe state are looking to get about 19 percent said they ings for trips to Melbourne away and take a break from would take four or five and Sydney Australia, the hustle and bustle of life. vacations this year. Fifteen Toronto and Vancouver, The estimate is based on percent of respondents are Canada and Cancun, the results of AAA’s Conexpected to only take one Mexico. sumer Pulse Survey. vacation this year, while “Whether they’re taking And where are a lot of 12 percent are expected to a road trip to a well-known these people planning to take more than five. domestic destination or go, you may ask. WarmThe beach was the visiting an exotic interweather environments seem most popular destination, national location, today’s to be a big draw. with just shy of half of all travelers are seeking expe“With much of the coun- survey participants saying riences that are unique and try in the midst of a harsh they planned to hit the sand immersive,” Richardson winter, warm-weather destinations in the United The States and Caribbean are topping most Americans’ Audiology Center travel itineraries,” AAA of Snellville — The Auto Club Group President and CEO Joseph Providing personalized hearing healthcare that J. Richardson said in a connects you to your family and your world. statement. Call us today and experience the difference a The survey gives a personalized hearing solution can make for you! glimpse of how Americans, and Georgians in particular, 2176 Oak Road, Suite C, Snellville Samuel F. Vaught, Au.D. are planning to travel this 855-875-2842 • Doctor of Audiology year, including how many



said. The one place that might seem like a big draw for travelers — theme parks — was popular among only 17 percent of Georgians in the survey, putting it just a hair behind cruise ships in popularity. Still, the figure for theme parks is just ahead of the 16 percent of people who favored resort vacations. The least popular trips were guided tours and river boat cruises. Both were popular with only five percent of survey participants.

AAA expects the most popular travel time to be between April and June with a large number of Georgia travelers — about 43 percent to be exact — expected to take a trip during that time period. The next most popular time periods when Georgians are planning to travel, AAA said, are July to September (35 percent) and this month through March (25 percent). The least popular travel time period among Georgia travelers was October to

December, with 22 percent of people saying they would take a trip during those months. Regardless of when Georgians travel, many of them won’t be big spenders. The majority of respondents said they planned to spend less than $1,000 on transportation, food, lodging, souvenirs and entertainment. Twentyone percent said they’d spend between $1,000 to $2,000 while 11 percent said they’d spend $2,000 to $3,000.

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Archer tourney draws top girls teams

NFC PLAYOFF Seattle at Atlanta Saturday, 4:35 p.m. (Fox)

Quinn banking previous title run pays off

By David Friedlander david.friedlander@

One of the things former Archer girls basketball coach Ryan Lesniak did before he left to take the athletics director job at Peachtree Ridge last year was to make sure the transition to incoming coach Bob Westbrook would be a smooth one. A big part of that transition was to aid his successor in making sure the 2017 Krossover Classic, which tips off Saturday at Archer with five games featuring some of the top high school girls basketball teams in Georgia and two other Southeastern states, would continue to be a success. “Definitely Ryan did a tremendous job with it,” said Westbrook, whose Tigers (12-3) close out the day’s slate by taking on Woodland-Stockbridge at 7 p.m. “He’s been helping me with the (event) this year,

By Paul Thomas



PREP HOOPS What: 2017 Krossover Classic girls basketball showcase When: Saturday Where: Archer High School Tickets: $7 for adults, $5 for children Schedule: 1 p.m. — Holy Innocents’ vs. WinderBarrow 2:30 p.m. — Grovetown vs. Hoover (Ala.) 4 p.m. — Wesleyan vs. Center Point (Ala.) 5:30 p.m. — Norcross vs. Riverdale (Tenn.) 7 p.m. — Archer vs. Woodland-Stockbridge

Generals, Lions host MLK Day showcases By David Friedlander david.friedlander@

Over the past several years, more and more high school basketball showcases have popped up in the metro Atlanta area on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday holiday. And this year will be no exception MORE with sevINSIDE eral events Complete around the schedule for metro area, both tournaincluding ment sites, 4B two boys basketball events in Gwinnett County on Monday. The On the Radar Martin Luther King Showcase will be the first to tip off, with the first of six games beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Shiloh High School. An hour later, the first of five games in the Blue Collar Basketball MLK Showcase will get underway at Peachtree Ridge High School. Both tournaments will feature a variety of top boys See MLK, Page 4B

Central Gwinnett senior Jalen Hillery is hoping to lead the school to new heights this season. (Photo: Ty Freeman Photography)


Hillery has developed into an all-around scorer as Central fights for playoff spot By Paul Thomas LAWRENCEVILLE — Last season Jalen Hillery and Central Gwinnett surprised most with their finish to the season. The Black Knights reached the state playoffs for the first time since 2011 as they knocked off both Dacula and Grayson in the region tournament. Central lost in the first round of the state tournament, but Hillery and the school had sent up a flare: They weren’t to be overlooked. Over the summer Hillery said he was motivated by last year’s success and the loss to Milton in the tournament. “After we lost in the first round it was kind of hard,” he said. “We just wanted to get back in the gym, get better, get stronger, get quicker, faster, get my skill level better, because I really wanted

Central Gwinnett’s Jalen Hillery (24) looks to pass while guarded by Collins Hill’s J.D. Ozoh (3) and Justin Lee (10) during the first half of a game at the Jared Cook Classic earlier this season in Suwanee. (Photo: Kyle Hess)

to win in the first round. So saying that I want to go further this year, I knew had to push myself

to get better and be able to do more things that I couldn’t last year.” Last season the 6-foot-

5, 200-pound forward averaged 13.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. This season Central has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start at 7-9 overall and 1-5 in Region 7-AAAAAA. But Hillery has been solid. He’s averaging 23.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He scored 43 points in the lone region win over Brookwood in triple overtime and dropped 40 points and 10 rebounds on Mill Creek in a nonregion victory. “He’s been the heart and soul of our team from the start of the season throughout,” Central head coach Branden Mayweather said. “It’s been really cool to be around Jalen, just because of the fact that he started here as See HILLERY, Page 4B

FLOWERY BRANCH — As he prepared for his first playoff game as an NFL head coach, Atlanta’s Dan Quinn had a plan this week. He felt the most important aspect of practice at the team’s training complex in Flowery Branch was a sense of normalcy. The second-year head coach wanted the buildup for Saturday’s 4:35 p.m. divisional round game against Seattle to feel just like the MORE INSIDE week of prepara• Texans’ No. 1 pass defense tion in the faces big test lead-up to against Patrithe regular ots’ Brady, 3B season • Rams hire McVay as meeting new head on Oct. 16 coach, 3B — a 26-24 Seahawks victory. It’s a strategy Quinn learned during his career as an assistant coach. He participated in three playoff games from 200102 as a defensive quality control coach with the San Fransisco 49ers and eight more as a Seahawks assistant in 2010 and 201314 — including winning Super Bowl XLVIII as the defensive coordinator. Quinn spent four seasons as an assistant coach in Seattle, three of which he worked under current head coach Pete Carroll. “He was one that I really learned from about routine and having processes,” Quinn said. “Through the years he’s been somebody that’s had a huge impact on my career. Even though we were only together for three years, he was somebody who totally impacted me. It didn’t feel different (in the playoffs) during our time there. We had a real routine there as well. I guess I probably learned that through (him).” Quinn said he’s tried to be the same throughout the week as well. He’s asked his players to focus in on doing the same things they did in the regular season as they went 11-5 and won the NFC South division championship to earn the No. 2 seed in the conference. It’s not important to him just because he wants similar results, but also because the team has several key contributors getting their first taste of the NFL postseason. See QUINN, Page 4B

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn makes his playoff debut as a head coach on Saturday against the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo: Brett Davis-USA Today Sports)

2B • FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017


Getting to Know ... Eric Brown Eric Brown has experienced the rare chance to win a high school championship as an athlete, then come back to his alma mater to win one as a coach. Brown was a member of the 2000 Parkview swimming and divEric ing state Brown championship team, and now he is back as a coach for the Panthers. He was a longtime Parkview assistant before taking over as head coach when Jack Gayle left for Lambert. In this installment of “Getting to Know ...,” staff correspondent Alan Cole talks with Brown about what he remembers from the 2000 team, what Olympic swimming means at the high school level and more.

Prep Schedule BASKETBALL


5 p.m. — Cambridge, Johns Creek at Wesleyan 7:20 p.m. — Lanier, Archer and Discovery at Collins Hill 7:20 p.m. — Brookwood and Parkview at Mountain Park 7:20 p.m. — Mill Creek and Norcross at West Gwinnett


• State duals at Macon Coliseum

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Cincinnati Norfolk Sat, 7:05 p.m. Mon, 12:35 p.m 102.9-FM 102.9-FM

Boston Milwaukee at New York 8 p.m. Sun, 3 p.m. Mon, 1 p.m. FSSE/92.9-FM FSSE/92.9-FM FSSE/92.9-FM Seattle Off Sat, 4:35 p.m. TBD FOX/92.9-FM at Buffalo New England Off Sat, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, 7:35 p.m.

Swarm FSSE = FOX Sports Southeast, FSSO = FOX Sports South


AC: How do you feel being a head coach at such a successful program is different from being an assistant? EB: Being the head coach means you have to make the decisions for yourself, whereas being an assistant you wait on someone else to make the decision. This is both good and bad, because other people are waiting on me to make decisions sometimes. But I enjoy it because I have great assistant coaches in Gary Petmecky and Cathy Ruffing, and dive coach Emma Weisel, and I also have an awesome group of seniors that really take the lead. Coaching a swim team is managing a lot of different parts that are all moving at the same time, so it’s a lot of fun.

EB: Absolutely. AC: What are you most looking forward to about this season? EB: I think we have an awesome group of seniors, and I am looking forward to seeing what they can do. They have been improving each year. I have some seniors that barely made the team when they were freshmen, and now they are doing an awesome job leading the team. It’s exciting to see what they can do this year. I think we have some high expectations for the boys and the girls. It will be fun to watch and see what they can do at the end of the season.


8 p.m. — Boston at Atlanta FSSE 10:30 p.m. — Detroit at Utah ESPN


7 p.m. — USA Swimming: Austin. From Austin, Texas. NBCSP

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. — St. John’s at Georgetown FS1 Saturday



Noon — Connecticut at Georgetown FOX Noon — Virginia at Clemson WPCH Noon — Duke at Louisville ESPN Noon — Georgia at Florida ESPN2 Noon — Villanova at St. John’s FS1 Noon — Seton Hall at Providence FSSE Noon — Miami at Pittsburgh FSSO 12:30 p.m. — Richmond at Saint Joseph’s NBCSP 1 p.m. — Texas A&M at Mississippi State CBS 2 p.m. — Notre Dame at Virginia Tech WPCH 2 p.m. — Florida State at North Carolina ESPN 2 p.m. — Oklahoma State at Kansas ESPN2 2 p.m. — Xavier at Butler FS1 2 p.m. — DePaul at Marquette FSSE 2:30 p.m. — St. Louis at George Mason NBCSP 4 p.m. — Auburn at Kentucky ESPN 4 p.m. — West Virginia at Texas ESPN2 4 p.m. — Boston College at Syracuse FSSO 4:30 p.m. — Fordham at St. Bonaventure NBCSP 5:30 p.m. — Iowa State at TCU FSSE 6 p.m. — Maryland at Illinois ESPN2 8 p.m. — Wichita State at Illinois State ESPN2 10 p.m. — Saint Mary’s at Gonzaga ESPN2

Who: Audrey Weiner School: Buford Sport: Basketball Class: Junior Highlights: Scored 25 points in the Wolves’ 73-34 win at Clarke Central Coach Gene Durden’s take: “Audrey is a very hard worker that puts in the extra hours in the gym working on her game. She is one of the best shooters I have ever coached and can put up points in a hurry. I am very happy her accomplishments have been recognized.”




4:30 p.m. — Seattle at Atlanta FOX 8 p.m. — Houston at New England CBS


7:25 a.m. — Premier League Tottenham Hotspur FC vs West Bromwich Albion FC NBCSP 9:55 a.m. — Premier League Swansea City AFC vs Arsenal FC NBCSP 12:30 p.m. — Premier League Leicester City FC vs Chelsea FC NBC

at 7:05pm Saturday, Jan. 14th


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Ongoing through Feb. 8: Complete Skills Academy will have tryouts for girls (grades 4-9) and boys (grades 4-6) travel teams. Girls tryouts begin Jan. 22 and boys tryouts begin Feb. 5. All tryouts will be at Pinckneyville Middle School. Go to www. for registration and more information.


Jan. 28: The seventh annual Norcross Blue Devils Run, a Peachtree Road Race qualifier, will feature a 5K and 1-mile fun run at Pinckneyville Middle School in Peachtree Corners. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. and the fun run starts when 5K finishes.Early registration is $25 and race-day registra-


tion is $30. Proceeds from the student-led event will benefit the high school’s cross country and track and field programs. For more information or to register, go to bluedevilsrun.wixsite. com/norcross or run signup. com/BlueDevilsRun. Feb. 4: Meadowcreek will host its fourth annual Stampede in the Park 5K Trail run Feb. 4 at Yellow River Park. The course covers soft surfaces and paved trails. All proceeds benefit the high school’s cross country program. Registration is available at, and more information is available at stampedeinthepark.wix. com/5k1kfunrun. Email stampedeinthepark@ with any questions.




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good thing. From what I understand across the county, the number of kids that came out for swimming and diving was higher.

AC: What do you like to do in your free time? EB: I like to eat, and I like to go for a jog. I like to hang out with my wife, and we like to travel. But something I learned as a swimmer was eating, which is usually a part of everything. AC: We are past it, but being such a food person, what is a perfect Thanksgiving meal? EB: Oh, man. You have to have one big plate, which is the key. You can’t have one of those small AC: Did you have any paper plates. I love turkey superstitions before a and ham, sweet potato race? casserole, dressing, corn EB: No way. I am not a and rice casseroles, a lot superstitious person. of casseroles. A lot of different kinds of desserts AC: Do you have any too, of course. thoughts on the OlymAC: Where do you go AC: Who were your pic swimming earlier in for on that front? Pies? favorite sports teams 2016? EB: My favorite pie growing up? AC: What do you EB: I think this was one would be pecan pie. EB: I always loved the think the most imporof the greatest American Atlanta Braves. My best tant element of a chamteams ever. Of course with AC: What music do memory is Sid Bream pionship swim and dive Michael Phelps, but the you like to listen to? sliding into home plate to team is? team across the board perEB: I switch up my win the NLCS. I also was EB: I would say conformed exceptionally well. music style a lot. We’ll a Georgia Tech Yellow sistency. You have to be Katie Ledecky and Maya go with classic rock right Jackets fan growing up. consistent in your practice DiRado for the women now. each day. Showing up to were phenomenal, but of AC: What is your best practice, first of all, and course Michael Phelps AC: You mentioned memory from swimming of course in swimming and the rest of the team your traveling earlier. at Parkview? a lot of high level swimdid incredible. Actually What is the best place EB: In my senior year, mers are working hard in Olympic years, a lot of you have been with your 2000, we won the state outside of the season, and times the swim and dive wife? championship. It was the divers as well. It’s not teams in high school have EB: Went on a safari the only year the state just a couple months in a bigger turnout because in Tanzania. That was the championship was held in season that you are able to a lot of kids want to do coolest thing. Savannah. Our team went improve and be ready to swim and dive. The numAC: Wow. What was down there and swam compete. I think it’s just bers were up at Parkview, that like? really well, and we were the consistency and work and I think the same is EB: It was amazing. We able to win a championethic each day, and making true for a lot of the county. saw elephants, giraffes, ship. yourself better each day so AC: That is very inter- elephants and all sorts of AC: What were your you can win at the end. esting. What do you think wild life. It was absolutely best events in the pool? AC: That’s what it’s that does for your team? amazing. A once-in-aEB: I swam the 200 IM. all about. EB: I think it’s a really lifetime type of thing.


• Towns Co. at Hebron 5:30 p.m. — Galloway at Wesleyan 6 p.m. — Collins Hill at Peachtree Ridge 6 p.m. — Dacula at Habersham Central 6 p.m. — Duluth at Discovery 6 p.m. — Lakeside-Dekalb at Central 6 p.m. — Mountain View at North 6 p.m. — Newton Co. at Archer 6 p.m. — Norcross at Brookwood 6 p.m. — Parkview at Berkmar 6 p.m. — Providence at George Walton Academy 6 p.m. — Rockdale at Grayson 6 p.m. — Shiloh at South 7 p.m. — Cedar Shoals at Buford 7 p.m. — Lanier at Apalachee 7 p.m. — North Hall at GAC

AC: Did you have a favorite stroke in that race? EB: My favorite would be the backstroke.


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Grayson honored on MaxPreps Tour of Champions From Staff Reports The Grayson football team, fresh off winning the Class AAAAAAA state title last month, was honored Thursday on the MaxPreps Tour of Champions. The Rams finished sixth nationally in the high school football rankings operated by MaxPreps, a site. “Each fall, over 16,000 varsity football teams take the field in hopes of being

champions,” said Andy Beal, president and founder of MaxPreps. “The MaxPreps Tour of Champions and the Army National Guard honor the most outstanding teams in the nation for their state championship performance and elite national level ranking. “Congratulations to the Grayson Rams players, coaches and fans for an amazing year and for earning the Army National Guard’s national rankings trophy.”

Grayson (14-1), which lost the season opener to fourth-ranked IMG Academy of Bradenton, Fla., edged No. 46 Roswell, 2320, in overtime on Dec. 10 to give the Rams their first Georgia state championship since the 2011 season and their second overall. Grayson is one of 50 schools being honored on the MaxPreps Tour of Champions, which is presented by the Army National Guard. “We’re honored that

MaxPreps would recognize us like this,” Grayson head coach Jeff Herron said. “It’s great for high school football and MaxPreps does a great job making it a national sport. We’re honored to be a part of it.” Georgia Army National Guard sergeant Willard Elam presented Herron and the team with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy Thursday during a lunch assembly. The team also received a banner for their accom-

plishment. “Courage, commitment and unity are just a few qualities that superior athletes, along with the men and women of the Army National Guard, have in common,” said sergeant first class Michael Semeja of the Army National Guard. “On behalf of the National Guard, I am privileged to recognize this nationally ranked championship team for their dedication, leadership and teamwork.”

MaxPreps Computer Rankings are used to determine team rankings for the Tour of Champions. The system utilizes the huge number of game results stored in the MaxPreps database. Generally, the more a team wins the higher the ranking, but the system takes into account quality wins (against other highly ranked opponents), margin of victory and strength of schedule. Playoff games are weighted 2.1 times a regular season game.

Rams hire McVay Brady faces NFL’s top pass defense as new head coach AFC PLAYOFFS

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HOUSTON — Eyes fixated downfield while the chaos of flailing bodies surrounds him, New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady maintains a singular focus in the pocket as he calmly locates his targets. A three-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, twotime league MVP and 12time Pro Bowl selection, Brady has built a practiced knack for moving laterally, shuffling his feet to buy precious time to deliver pinpoint spirals. It’s that unique timing and laser-like accuracy that the Houston Texans’ top-ranked defense hopes to disrupt during an AFC divisional-round playoff game Saturday at Gillette Stadium. “He pretty much has a great command of the offense,” Texans veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph said. “He understands what defenses are trying to do to him. He knows every situation of the game. I’ve been playing against him for 11 years in my career and it’s always the same thing. “He’s going to be very prepared for everything that you’re going to throw at him, so you just have to do a good job of holding your disguise, being in the right leverage, everything. It’s not going to be an easy task to go in there and beat him.” Brady has been on a determined mission all season. Pride stung, embarrassed and angry about the Deflategate scandal he felt was overblown by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and ultimately punished with a four-game suspension, Brady has been relentless in his assault on defenses. The seemingly ageless 39-year-old has completed 67.4 percent of his throws in a dozen starts, piling up 3,554 yards, 28 touchdowns and just two interceptions for a stellar 112.2 passer rating. As the Texans’ defensive

New England quarterback Tom Brady (12) faces Houston’s top-ranked pass defense in an AFC playoff game Saturday. (Photo: Ron Chenoy-USA Today Sports)

backs prepare for arguably their most difficult assignment of the season against Brady and a receiving corps led by Julian Edelman and tight end Martellus Bennett, they’ll be challenged physically and intellectually by one of the more cerebral quarterbacks in NFL history. “It’s … a chess match for four quarters,” Texans strong safety Quintin Demps said. “You have to disguise. You have to play good technique. He will find your weakness real fast. So we have to be on our A game, for sure.” Dedicated to a spartan workout regimen and healthy diet, Brady has forged a 17-season career that has included four Super Bowl titles, 61,582 yards, 456 touchdown passes, just 152 interceptions and a 97.2 passer rating. “It’s a great opportunity going against, in my opinion, the greatest quarterback of all time,” Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye said. “You’ve got to be at your best, because we already know that’s what he’s going to be at. And he has great weapons. I like to read articles, and one thing they say about Tom Brady everywhere is he’s probably the hardest-working player to ever do it. “That comes from him

having his own facility near the stadium and how he approaches everything through diet. That’s the sacrifice it takes to be at that level. Just to have the opportunity to play against him, you want to take advantage of it.” It’s not as if the Texans’ defense are slouches, though. Particularly a secondary ranked second in the NFL in pass defense. The Texans yield 201.6 passing yards per game, and they have intercepted 11 passes and allowed just 20 touchdown passes. Count Brady among those impressed with a defensive backfield that includes Demps, leading all NFL safeties with six interceptions, and features strong cornerback play. “They’ve been playing as well as any secondary we’ve faced all season,” Brady said. “Their cover guys have done such a great job for that defense and there is a reason why they’re ranked No. 1. They don’t give up any easy yards in the pass game. They don’t give up any big plays. “I’ve just been very impressed. It’s a big test for our offense. They don’t have any weaknesses on defense, so we’re going to just have to play good,

sound football and try to take advantage of our opportunities if we get them.” Brady has been especially impressed with how Bouye has emerged as a key contributor to the NFL’s best statistical defense. A pending unrestricted free agent expected to cash in after this breakthrough season, Bouye leads the Texans with 16 passes defended. He allowed zero completions on seven passes thrown in his direction, a shutout against the Raiders in a playoff win. “He’s had an incredible year,” Brady said. “What a great young player and great future that he has. He’s shut a lot of people out over the course of the season. He seems like a feisty young player. His coverage skills are very impressive for someone of his size. He’s got all of the makings of what it takes to be a great corner in this league.” The Texans have allowed just 6.6 yards per passing attempt and a cumulative opposing passer rating of 73.3. “They challenge you in every aspect, so we’ve just got to be very sharp,” Brady said. “Our execution has to be at its highest level, and it’s going to be the toughest defense we’ve faced all year.”

The Los Angeles Rams hired Sean McVay as head coach on Thursday after he impressed the organization in two separate interviews. McVay, who turns 31 on Jan. 24, received a five-year contract. He becomes the youngest head coach in NFL history. He will be charged with reviving the Rams’ offense after the team struggled to a 4-12 record in its first season back in Los Angeles. McVay spent the past three seasons as offensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins. “This is an exciting day for the Los Angeles Rams as we welcome Sean McVay as our new head coach,” Rams owner Stan Kroenke said in a statement. “The accomplishments and success that he has rendered in less than a decade in our league are remarkable. I am confident in his vision to make a team a consistent winner and to ultimately

bring a Super Bowl title home to Los Angeles.” The Rams ranked last in the NFL in scoring offense (14.0) and total offense (262.7) last season. Jeff Fisher was fired as coach with three games remaining in the season and special teams coach John Fassel served as interim coach the rest of the way. McVay will be charged with the development of quarterback Jared Goff, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. Goff was unable to beat out journeyman Case Keenum at the outset of the season and struggled once he made it on the field, completing just 54.6 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and seven interceptions. McVay’s Washington offense averaged 403.4 yards per game, third in the NFL. The Redskins were 12th in scoring at 24.8. McVay also interviewed for the San Francisco 49ers’ opening earlier this week.

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regret, leaving behind a strong market and loyal San Diego Mayor fan base. Kevin Faulconer wasn’t “After much delibthrilled with the way he eration, I have made the deemed Chargers owner decision to relocate the Dean Spanos fumbled the Chargers to Los Angeles, team’s departure to Los beginning with the 2017 Angeles on Thursday. NFL season,” Spanos “San Diego didn’t lose wrote in a letter on the the Chargers. The Charteam’s website. “San gers just lost San Diego,” Diego has been our home Faulconer said just hours for 56 years. It will alafter the team officially ways be part of our idenbolted after 56 seasons in tity, and my family and I the city. have nothing but gratitude Faulconer told reportand appreciation for the ers he learned of the support and passion our news from NFL comfans have shared with us missioner Roger Goodell over the years.” on Wednesday night, but Spanos had until Tuesdid not hear from Spanos day to exercise the option until the team announced to move to Los Angeles. the move online. He is expected to pay the Faulconer described the $550 million relocation turn of events as “exfee over 10 years, rather tremely frustrating” and than extend the payments said that Spanos made a beyond that for an addidecision that he would tional $100 million.


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MLK •From Page 1B

few years ago, but I think this is the first one we’ve teams, with the On the Ra- done in about five years. dar event featuring a dozen “We worked the phones teams from around metro (over the offseason) trying Atlanta and north Georto make sure we got good gia, while the Blue Collar teams to play each other. Basketball event will be Coming down the home highlighted by a collection stretch (of the regular seaof not only local teams, but son), a lot of teams want also two teams from South the toughest tests they Carolina and another from can get to be ready for the North Carolina. postseason.” The two events will be a That shouldn’t be a rare chance for both Shiloh problem for either MLK and Peachtree Ridge to host Day event in Gwinnett, such high-profile events, though they will have a though it comes with a lot distinctly different look in of work in preparation, es- terms of county teams. pecially for programs that The On The Radar event haven’t hosted such events will definitely have a strong often recently. Gwinnett influence, with “It’s a lot of work,” Central Gwinnett, Duluth, admits Shiloh coach Kim Grayson and Meadowcreek Rivers, whose Generals joining host Shiloh in repwill host Grady to conclude resenting the county, while the On The Radar Event at host Peachtree Ridge will 7 p.m. “We’re putting on be the only Gwinnett team the final touches. We did a in the Blue Collar Basketbig holiday tournament a ball event.

Gladiators trade for F Gaarder Atlanta sends G Williams to Solar Bears From Staff Reports DULUTH — With both affiliate-assigned goaltenders healthy, the Atlanta Gladiators traded Jay Williams to the Orlando Solar Bears for forward Connor Gaarder on Thursday. Gaarder, 25, joins the Gladiators after scoring two goals in seven games for the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears this season. The Edina, Minn., native began the year with Lausitzer Fuchse of the DEL2 (German second league) and managed two goals in six games played. The University of North Dakota standout registered 58 points in 151 games

A loose puck bounces in front of Atlanta defenseman Tyler Shiplo (2) and Florida’s Mike Aviani (16) with Gladiators goalie Jay Williams (30) sliding across the crease in a game Dec. 29 at Infinite Energy Arena. (Photo: Amanda Hertel)

played during his fouryear NCAA collegiate career. The 5-foot-10,

PREP BASKETBALL What: On The Radar Martin Luther King Showcase When: Monday Where: Shiloh High School Schedule: 11:30 a.m. — Central Gwinnett vs. Dutchtown 1 p.m. — East Jackson vs. Woodward Academy 2:30 p.m. — Duluth vs. Osborne 4 p.m. — Grayson vs. Southwest DeKalb 5:30 p.m. — Meadowcreek vs. Milton 7 p.m. — Shiloh vs. Grady

What: Blue Collar Basketball MLK Showcase When: Monday Where: Peachtree Ridge High School Schedule: 12:30 p.m. — Lakeview Academy vs. McEachern 2 p.m. — Spartanburg Day (S.C.) vs. Newton 3:30 p.m. — Jenkins vs. Langston Hughes 5 p.m. — Covenant Christian vs. York Prep (S.C.) 6:30 p.m. — Peachtree Ridge vs. United Faith Christian (N.C.)

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Grovetown, plus another suburban Birmingham powand it’s been a great idea erhouse in Hoover — figure since it started. From what to be just as entertaining. I’ve heard, it’s been a fanMore importantly to tastic event each year, and coaches like Westbrook, we want to continue that.” they should provide tests Indeed, this year’s girls for each team as they head basketball showcase and down the home stretch of breast cancer awareness their respective regions or fundraiser — the third area races and head into since it evolved from the the postseason. Girls Night Out showcase “We’ve played well to three years ago — figures this point,” Westbrook said. to be as competitive on the “Could we have played court as ever. better at times? Yes, but Two other Gwinnett it’s been a learning curve teams besides the host for (the players), as well Tigers, Norcross and Wes- as for me. But I feel really leyan, are set to particigood where we are as a pate, with the No. 7 Blue team right now. This event Devils featured in perhaps is coming at a really good the marquee matchup of time for us. I’ve always the day by taking on No. said you’ve got to be play4 Riverdale (Tenn.) in a ing your best basketball battle of top 10 nationally- when it matters. It’s what ranked teams at 5:30, while we’ve geared our season Wesleyan will take on Cen- towards, and this will give ter Point from suburban us a chance to do it. Birmingham, Ala. “We’ve got some really The other matchups — good, solid girls basketball which include Georgia teams and programs getpowers Holy Innocents’, ting together. It ought to be Winder-Barrow and a fun day for everyone.”

Norcross’ Vanessa Blagmon (25) goes up for a jumper against McEachern during theParkview Tipoff Classic earlier this season in Lilburn. (Photo: Karl L. Moore)

194-pound winger had his best season with the Fighting Hawks during his senior campaign, amass-

ing 20 points in 42 games. Last season, Gaarder had 36 points in 45 games for Frisk Asker of the Norwegian Professional League in his first year of pro hockey. Williams, a rookie out of Miami-Ohio, was with the Gladiators at the beginning of the season and returned to the team at the end of December with Matt Ginn injured and Dan Vladar competing at the World Junior Championships. Williams was 1-2-1-0 in five appearances this season for Atlanta. The Gladiators play at home in a crucial division game against Cincinnati at 7:05 p.m. Saturday. They remain at home for a special 12:35 p.m. matinee against Norfolk on Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.


•From Page 1B “I wanted to make sure that we were really clear in our approach,” Quinn said. “We have a number of guys who are going through their first playoff experience and I wanted to make sure they understood we have a real way that we go about it. I think at practice that strain, that grit, that toughness, you’ve got to do that to get ready. Then as you get closer to the game you get in that state like, ‘I can’t wait for this game. I can’t wait to get on because I put the work in.’ If you don’t put the work in then you’re kind of yourself, but when you actually do it and then you get ready to play, you’re

just anticipating the game because you knew you put the work in and that’s the state that we try to get to. When you go through Wednesday, Thursday and Friday just to keep trying to throw all the information in. Now the physical part is done, so now we shift into the mental side of it and you’re getting yourself into that spot.” During the regular season meeting between the two teams in Seattle, the Seahawks held off a 21-point swing from Atlanta in the third quarter with 10 fourth-quarter points. Atlanta felt that Seahawks corner Richard Sherman got away with grabbing Julio Jones in the final minute to prevent a final comeback attempt.

Detroit last weekend in the wild-card round. The Seahawks pulled away with 16 fourth-quarter points to close out the Lions. Russell Wilson threw for 224 yards and two TDs. Falcons rookie safety Keanu Neal said he’s looking forward to the challenge of an experienced — Falcons safety Keanu Neal Seattle team. “They’ve got a lot of athletes,” he said. “We’ve Matt Ryan threw for got a quarterback that’s 335 yards, three touchextremely intelligent and downs and an interception can throw the ball and run. in the loss. Jones had sev- He has a lot of guys that en catches for 139 yards he can throw to as well. and a TD. Ryan will be We’ve just got to be techlooking for just his second nically sound and do our playoff win, he’s 1-4 with job. They’re just competia 30-28 win over Seattle in tors. They’re kind of like the 2013 divisional round. us. They like to compete. Seattle (10-5-1) is com- It’s going to be a dog fight. ing off a 26-6 win over I’m ready for it.” We’ve just got to be technically sound and do our job. ... They like to compete. It’s going to be a dog fight. I’m ready for it.”

SCOUTING THE NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS: SEATTLE AT ATLANTA KICKOFF: Saturday, 4:35 p.m., Georgia Dome. TV: FOX, Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver, Peter Schrager. SERIES HISTORY: 17th all-time meeting, second in the postseason. The Seahawks lead the series, 10-6. Atlanta beat Seattle 3028 in the divisional round of the 2012 NFC playoffs. The Seahawks rallied from a 20-0 deficit to take a 28-27 lead with 31 seconds remaining, only to have Matt Bryant kick a 49-yard field goal with eight seconds left. Russell Wilson’s 385 yards passing in the playoff loss are still the most in his career. The Seahawks beat the Falcons 26-24 in October. KEYS TO THE GAME: This will be the second meeting this season after the Seahawks’ controversial 26-24 victory at home in mid-October when cornerback Richard Sherman, who had imploded on the Seattle sideline earlier, wasn’t called for a late pass interference on Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. “We felt like we had a chance to win that game. Calls didn’t go our way,” said Falcons second-year outside linebacker Vic Beasley, who led the NFL with 15 1/2 sacks. “Things could’ve went a different route, so we’re looking for-

ward to this opportunity.” Not having to go back to Seattle is certainly an advantage for the Falcons, who went 4-0 down the stretch in winning the NFC South and got a first-round bye when the Seahawks lost three of their final six games. The Seattle defense, which ranked third in the NFL in points allowed at 18.3 per game, suffered a major blow with the loss of safety Earl Thomas, and Matt Ryan and the Falcons led the NFL with 33.8 points per game. The Seattle offense found its missing ground game in a 26-6 win over Detroit last week, with Thomas Rawls rushing 27 times for 161 yards — a team playoff record. Dan Quinn, in his second season as Falcons coach, was the defensive coordinator during Seattle’s two trips to the Super Bowl. He has downplayed that storyline, though, and is thankful he already has faced the Seahawks. “I’m glad that game got out of the way,” Quinn said. “Let’s hope through the years we battle a bunch of times against them. I sense that will be the case.” MATCHUPS TO WATCH: Falcons WR Julio Jones vs. Seahawks CB Richard Sherman. Jones caught seven passes for 139 yards against

Seattle in October. Atlanta managed to keep Jones away from Sherman by formation, but the Seahawks could elect to play more man-to-man defense this time around with Sherman on Jones often. Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham vs. Falcons linebackers. Graham had six catches for 89 yards in Seattle’s first meeting with Atlanta. The Falcons’ defense has been particularly susceptible for opposing tight ends all season and Graham could have another big day. PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise. Prosise has missed seven games since suffering a fractured scapula in mid-November. Prosise accounted for 234 yards and a touchdown in his final six quarters before being injured and provides a dual threat that could come in handy if he is healthy. FAST FACTS: Seattle is in the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season, looking for its third Super Bowl appearance in the past four years. Seattle has won seven of its past nine postseason games and has won a playoff game in each of the past five years. ... Coach Pete Carroll is 9-4 (.692) in the playoffs with Seattle. ... Seahawks QB Russell

Wilson has 64 career wins (including the postseason), the most by a quarterback in his first five seasons. ... The Seahawks had four players selected to the Pro Bowl: DE Cliff Avril, DE Michael Bennett, CB Richard Sherman and LB Bobby Wagner. ... The Falcons won the NFC South and advanced to the postseason for the first time since 2012. They are 4-3 at home in the playoffs in franchise history. ... Atlanta coach Dan Quinn spent four seasons with Seattle (2009-10 to 201314), including the 2013 and 2014 seasons as the team’s defensive coordinator. The Seahawks advanced to the Super Bowl in both seasons, winning Super Bowl XLVIII. ... Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan led the NFL with a 117.1 passer rating, the fifth-best mark in league history. ... Atlanta had six players selected to the Pro Bowl: LB Vic Beasley Jr., K Matt Bryant, RB Devonta Freeman, WR Julio Jones, C Alex Mack and Ryan. PREDICTION: This game likely hinges on Seattle’s ability to run the ball, something the Seahawks have not done well this season. Without that control factor, they seem likely to lose a shootout to Ryan and Co. — at the end, of course. — The Sports Xchange

“He’s a quiet leader. I mean that in the standpoint that he’s always going to do everything that the coaches and the coaching staff ask of him,” he said. “He’s not a real vocal guy. He’s soft-spoken, he’s laid back, so he’s not going to be your vocal leaders who’s ra-ra, yelling at everybody, but he’s going to be somebody that every kid in the program can look to know that he’s going to do the right thing and you’ve got to follow in his footsteps.” Hillery is hoping those footsteps lead back to the state tournament. It’s a task easier said than done in a region that includes powerhouses Norcross and Berkmar, along with

schools like Meadowcreek, Brookwood, Parkview and Lakeside-DeKalb, which have played well as of late. Central hosts Lakeside tonight at 7:30 p.m. and the Black Knights are hoping it’s the start of another strong finish down the stretch. “It would mean a lot,” Hillery said of putting together a run as a senior. “Like I said, I really want to get past the first round. Get deep into state. I just want to show a lot of teams in Georgia what Central is really made of. A lot of people just think we’re just some random team in Georgia, but really we could do big things that could shock a lot of people.”

Hillery •From Page 1B a ninth-grader. So my first head-coaching experience, you’ve got a ninth-grader here that really is able to shoot the basketball. You don’t know what else is going to happen from there. He’s not he tallest guy, he’s not the fastest guy. He’s really worked on his game and built himself up into one of the best players in the county for sure.” Hillery began playing basketball when he was a 5-year-old in the Lawrenceville Youth Association. He said he loved the sport from the very beginning. It helped that his father, Charles Hillery, was a

sharpshooter for Knoxville College in Tennessee. The two would train with dribbling and shooting drills in the driveway. “That’s how it first started off,” Hillery said. “Then it started getting more intense.” By the time he was eight, Hillery was often the best player on the court by a wide margin. He started to play AAU as well and made a name for himself as a shooter. In addition to his dad, he also looked up to former Black Knight Jordan Adams. Adams began the year with the Memphis Grizzlies after a stellar career at UCLA. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard played for Cen-

tral as a freshman and sophomore, leading the Black Knights to the Class AAAAA state semifinals in 2010, before transferring to Oak Hill Academy (Va.). In his free time, Hillery said he usually just hangs out and watches college basketball. UCLA was his favorite program to follow while Adams was out west. “I would just always watch every game because I felt like I could be like him,” Hillery said. “We both came from the same place. He made it out of Lawrenceville, he got to where he wanted to get and where I want to get. So I would just always watch his footsteps and just try to correlate what he does.” Hillery has received

interest from college programs like Armstrong State, North Georgia, Savannah State, North Greenville University and Virginia Millitary Institute. When he first got to Central he was a catchand-shoot specialist. He always had a smooth shooting motion and range, but Mayweather said that his star player had developed into a better all-around scorer. Hillery can now put the ball on the floor and get to the rim. He’s also developed the ability to beat opponents off the dribble. In the locker room he may not be one for impassioned pregame speeches, but Mayweather said he is the one the guys follow.

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Lammers’ double-double leads Tech over Clemson and 10 points from Tadric Jackson. ATLANTA — Center Stephens and Jackson Ben Lammers posted his each had a pair of timely eighth double-double of 3-point baskets. the season with 23 points Clemson (11-5, 1-3 and 10 rebounds and Geor- ACC) was led by Jaron gia Tech beat Clemson Blossomgame, who didn’t 75-63 on Thursday to end score his first points until a two-game losing streak. 7:36 left in the first half. Lammers scored six The senior, who grew up points during Georgia in Atlanta, was 8-for-13 Tech’s 21-11 run in the and had six rebounds. Avry second half after Clemson Holmes scored 14 points had taken a one-point lead. for the Tigers. The junior was 8-for-17 Clemson had a 37-36 from the field and 7-for-7 lead on Blossomgame’s from the line. Seven of dunk with 16:38 in the his rebounds were on the second half before Georgia defensive glass. Tech regained the momenGeorgia Tech (10-6, 2-2 tum on 3-pointers from ACC) also got 16 points Stephens and Jackson. and eight rebounds from The Yellow Jackets never trailed again. Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie (5) attempts a shot against Clemson’s Elijah Thomas Quinton Stephens, 13 points from Josh Okogie Georgia Tech led by (14) in the first half Thursday in Atlanta. (Photo: Jason Getz-USA Today Sports) The Sports Xchange

as many as eight points on three occasions in the first half, the last 28-20 on Abdoulaye Gueye’s layup with 5:15 left. Clemson closed with a 10-4 run, six of those points coming from Blossomgame, and cut the Yellow Jackets’ lead to 32-30 at halftime. Clemson stayed close thanks to Holmes, who hit three 3-point shots and scored nine points. Lammers had nine points, including a slam, to lead the Yellow Jackets with nine points. Georgia Tech begins a three-game road trip starting on Sunday at N.C. State. Clemson returns home to play Virginia on Saturday.

2016-17 GWINNETT COUNTY PREP BASKETBALL LEADERS BOYS SCORING First Name Last Name School GP Points PPG Bubba Parham Brookwood 16 401 25.1 Travis Anderson Grayson 15 346 23.1 Arusha Hunter Dacula 15 304 20.3 Christian McLean Wesleyan 15 285 19 Marcus Watson Buford 14 262 18.7 Adam Flagler Duluth 15 258 17.2 Rayshaun Hammonds Norcross 17 291 17.1 Trae Higginbotham Brookwood 16 271 16.9 Spencer Rodgers Mtn. View 18 288 16 John Stewart Hebron 15 227 15.1 D’Onte Torrence South 13 195 15 Mekhail Bethea Dacula 14 198 14.1 Parker Trump Providence 13 168 12.9 JaQuan Morris Collins Hill 17 218 12.8 Toneari Lane Parkview 14 175 12.5 Ethan Smith North 13 163 12.5 Devin Vassell P’tree Ridge 14 172 12.3 David Viti Buford 14 172 12.3 Justin Goodson Dacula 15 183 12.2 Sean McDonough Wesleyan 15 180 12 Kyle Sturdivant Norcross 15 179 11.9 Mikey Joseph North 13 150 11.5 Kristian Collins P’tree Ridge 14 166 11.3 Cameron Rowland North 13 147 11.3 Kalu Ezikpe Discovery 19 213 11.2 Kenny Stanciel Collins Hill 17 189 11.1 Chris Parks Collins Hill 17 187 11 Jordan Goldwire Norcross 14 151 10.8 Brent Latham South 13 138 10.6 Lance Thomas Norcross 14 148 10.6 William Huzzie Duluth 14 147 10.5 Donell Nixon Buford 14 146 10.4 Alex Calvert Hebron 12 124 10.3 Nick Edwards Grayson 15 155 10.3 Jaylen Bussey Discovery 19 194 10.2 Jaden Stanley Discovery 19 190 10 Connor Almon Hebron 15 148 9.9 Christian Kelly Duluth 15 144 9.6 Justin Lee Collins Hill 17 163 9.6 Troy Allen Hebron 15 141 9.4 Miles Long Mtn. View 18 170 9.4 Dalvin White Norcross 16 150 9.4 Cam Chavers Parkview 13 120 9.2 Alex Jones Buford 14 129 9.2 Grant Frerking Wesleyan 5 45 9 KeShawn Overstreet Discovery 19 171 9 J.D. Ozoh Collins Hill 17 153 9 D.J. Young Discovery 18 162 9 Jalen Hodges Duluth 15 133 8.9 Nahiem Alleyne South 13 116 8.9 Max Clark Collins Hill 17 150 8.8 Aldain Dorsey Providence 12 104 8.7 Truitt Spencer Parkview 14 120 8.6 Gary Bishop Dacula 15 127 8.5 Shayne Buckingham Dacula 15 122 8.1 Markus Smith Brookwood 12 97 8.1 Brycen Lee South 13 101 7.8 Ahmir Langlais Parkview 14 106 7.6 Uchenna Nwagbara Mtn. View 18 137 7.6 Lamont Smith Duluth 14 102 7.3 Jalen Hayes Mtn. View 18 129 7.2 Connor Heyward P’tree Ridge 14 98 7 REBOUNDS First Name Last Name School GP Rebs RPG Rayshaun Hammonds Norcross 17 189 11.1 Marcus Watson Buford 14 131 9.4 Gerald Buncum Grayson 11 95 8.6 Kalu Ezikpe Discovery 19 162 8.5 Lance Thomas Norcross 14 109 7.8 Toneari Lane Parkview 14 108 7.7 Alex Powell Duluth 8 61 7.6 Kenyon Jackson Grayson 8 60 7.5 Ahmir Langlais Parkview 14 104 7.4 Kenny Stanciel Collins Hill 17 124 7.3 Christian McLean Wesleyan 15 104 6.9 John Stewart Hebron 15 104 6.9 Jalen Hodges Duluth 15 100 6.7 Brycen Lee South 13 83 6.3 Will Huzzie Duluth 14 87 6.2 KeShawn Overstreet Discovery 19 118 6.2 Jaden Stanley Discovery 19 114 6 Kristian Collins P’tree Ridge 14 80 5.7 Connor Heyward P’tree Ridge 14 77 5.5 Mikey Joseph North 13 71 5.5 Uchenna Nwagbara Mtn. View 18 99 5.5 Chris Parks Collins Hill 17 90 5.3 D’Onte Torrence South 13 68 5.2 David Viti Buford 14 73 5.2 Shayne Buckingham Dacula 15 77 5.1 Christian Kelly Duluth 15 75 5 Arusha Hunter Dacula 15 73 4.9 Ethan Smith North 13 61 4.7 Trae Higginbotham Brookwood 16 74 4.6 Sean McDonough Wesleyan 15 69 4.6

Basketball National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto...............25..13.....658...... — Boston...............24..15.... .615..... 1.5 New York............ 17..22.....436.....8.5 Philadelphia....... 11..25.....306......13 Brooklyn...............8..29.... .216...16.5 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta...............22..16.....579...... — Charlotte............20..19.... .513.....2.5 Washington........ 19..19.....500........3 Orlando.............. 16..24.....400........7 Miami................. 11..29.....275......12 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland...........28..10.....737...... — Indiana...............20..18.....526........8 Milwaukee.......... 19..18.... .514.....8.5 Chicago............. 19..20.....487.....9.5 Detroit................ 18..22.....450...... 11 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio.......30....8.....789...... — Houston.............31..10.....756........5 Memphis............24..17.....585..... 7.5 New Orleans...... 15..24.....385...15.5 Dallas................. 11..27.....289......19 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Utah...................24..16.....600...... — Oklahoma City...24..16.....600...... — Portland............. 18..23.....439.....6.5 Denver............... 14..23.....378.....8.5 Minnesota.......... 13..26.....333...10.5 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State......33....6.....846...... —

Nahiem Connor Gary Grant Kevin Alex Connor Adam Jack Miles J.D. Aaron

Alleyne Almon Bishop Frerking Kayogo Wesig Allen Flagler Lapenta Long Ozoh Rowe

South 13 59 4.5 Hebron 15 65 4.3 Dacula 15 63 4.2 Wesleyan 5 21 4.2 Mtn. View 18 75 4.2 Mtn. View 18 76 4.2 Providence 13 53 4.1 Duluth 15 61 4.1 Parkview 13 53 4.1 Mtn. View 18 73 4.1 Collins Hill 17 70 4.1 Grayson 15 62 4.1 ASSISTS First Name Last Name School GP Assts APG Alex Jones Buford 14 93 6.6 D.J. Young Discovery 18 81 4.5 Jordan Goldwire Norcross 14 62 4.4 Lamont Smith Duluth 14 60 4.3 Dalvin White Norcross 16 67 4.2 Trae Higginbotham Brookwood 16 66 4.1 Max Clark Collins Hill 17 66 3.9 Jalen Hayes Mtn. View 18 71 3.9 Ethan Smith North 13 50 3.9 JaQuan Morris Collins Hill 17 61 3.6 Mekhail Bethea Dacula 14 49 3.5 Deivon Smith Grayson 3 10 3.3 Alex Calvert Hebron 12 38 3.2 Bubba Parham Brookwood 16 50 3.1 Connor Heyward P’tree Ridge 14 42 3 Cameron Rowland North 13 39 3 Justin Goodson Dacula 15 43 2.9 J.D. Kavel Wesleyan 14 41 2.9 Grant Summers Wesleyan 14 41 2.9 Donell Nixon Buford 14 39 2.8 Wesley Warbington Hebron 15 40 2.7 Justin Spencer Parkview 14 37 2.6 Jamiel Wright Parkview 13 34 2.6 Nick Edwards Grayson 15 38 2.5 Connor Almon Hebron 15 36 2.4 Mitchell Miller Providence 13 31 2.4 Kyle Sturdivant Norcross 15 36 2.4 Parker Trump Providence 13 31 2.4 Nahiem Alleyne South 13 30 2.3 Travis Anderson Grayson 15 34 2.3 Zawdie Jackson Jr. South 12 27 2.3 Miles Long Mtn. View 18 42 2.3 Adam Flagler Duluth 15 33 2.2 Rayshaun Hammonds Norcross 17 37 2.2 Christian Kelly Duluth 15 31 2.1 Spencer Rodgers Mtn. View 18 37 2.1 Caleb Holifield P’tree Ridge 14 26 1.9 Christian McLean Wesleyan 15 29 19 John Stewart Hebron 15 29 1.9 P.J. Brown Brookwood 14 25 1.8 Shamar Brown South 13 23 1.8 Tyler Goodson North 13 23 1.8 Fred Payton P’tree Ridge 14 25 1.8 Connor Allen Providence 13 22 1.7 Sam Burnette Providence 13 22 1.7 Brent Latham South 13 22 1.7 Liam Coxhead Wesleyan 14 22 1.6 Adam Doty Providence 13 21 1.6 Mikey Joseph North 13 21 1.6 Daylan Smith Duluth 15 24 1.6 Alex Wesig Mtn. View 18 29 1.6 Reggie Horton Dacula 15 22 1.5 Brycen Lee South 13 20 1.5 Aaron Rowe Grayson 15 31 1.5 Lance Thomas Norcross 14 21 1.5 D’Onte Torrence South 13 20 1.5 STEALS First Name Last Name School GP Steals SPG Alex Jones Buford 14 49 3.5 Max Clark Collins Hill 17 48 2.8 Christian McLean Wesleyan 15 42 2.8 Jordan Goldwire Norcross 14 35 2.5 John Stewart Hebron 15 36 2.4 Trae Higginbotham Brookwood 16 36 2.3 Parker Trump Providence 13 28 2.2 Justin Goodson Dacula 15 32 2.1 Aaron Rowe Grayson 15 32 2.1 Lamont Smith Duluth 14 30 2.1 Travis Anderson Grayson 15 30 2 Kenyon Jackson Grayson 8 16 2 Arusha Hunter Dacula 15 28 1.9 Donell Nixon Buford 14 27 1.9 Bubba Parham Brookwood 16 30 1.9 Cameron Rowland North 13 25 1.9 Gary Bishop Dacula 15 27 1.8 Ty Chaney Discovery 19 34 1.8 Reggie Horton Dacula 15 25 1.7 Dalvin White Norcross 16 27 1.7 Mekhail Bethea Dacula 14 22 1.6 Connor Heyward P’tree Ridge 14 22 1.6 William Huzzie Duluth 14 22 1.6 Mitchell Miller Providence 13 21 1.6 Grant Summers Wesleyan 14 22 1.6

Alex Sam Josh Nick Adam Kyle

Wesig Mtn. View 18 29 1.6 Burnette Providence 13 19 1.5 Downs North 13 20 1.5 Edwards Grayson 15 25 1.5 Flagler Duluth 15 23 1.5 Sturdivant Norcross 15 23 1.5 BLOCKS First Name Last Name School GP Blocks BPG Kenyon Jackson Grayson 8 26 3.3 Alex Powell Duluth 8 25 3.1 John Stewart Hebron 15 46 3.1 Gerald Buncum Grayson 11 27 2.5 Lance Thomas Norcross 14 31 2.2 Ahmir Langlais Parkview 14 29 2.1 Christian McLean Wesleyan 15 29 1.9 Shayne Buckingham Dacula 15 25 1.7 Rayshaun Hammonds Norcross 17 20 1.2 Justin Lee Collins Hill 17 20 1.2 Markus Smith Brookwood 12 13 1.1 GIRLS SCORING First Name Last Name School GP Points PPG N’dea Jones Brookwood 15 304 20.3 Endia Banks Duluth 8 159 19.9 Morgan Simmons Mill Creek 16 274 17.1 Tamia Francis Providence 13 221 17 Vanessa Blagmon Norcross 17 264 15.5 Robyn Benton GAC 13 196 15.1 Asia McCoy Archer 14 204 14.6 Jamyah Montissol Lanier 13 175 13.5 Jazmin Robinson Grayson 13 176 13.5 Tamiah Lewis GAC 14 188 13.4 Linsey Marchese Archer 14 182 13 Autumn Newby Archer 14 179 12.8 Taylor Sutton GAC 14 170 12.1 Wynter Webb Mill Creek 16 192 12 Jonnise Poole Grayson 13 154 11.8 Bailey Bassette Lanier 12 140 11.7 Kiki Adams Brookwood 15 172 11.5 Mary Beth Kindig Providence 13 144 11.1 Jessica Belcher North 11 121 11 Aliyah Foote Central 16 175 10.9 Kamryn Collins Mtn. View 16 171 10.7 Alison Brooks Providence 13 137 10.5 Lillian Kennedy Mtn. View 16 163 10.2 Taylor Mason Norcross 17 173 10.2 Kalen Surles Lanier 13 132 10.2 Alea Spears Mtn. View 16 162 10.1 Diarra Smith Parkview 19 186 9.8 Kendall Bollmer Dacula 15 145 9.7 Tehya Lyons Norcross 17 162 9.5 Caria Reynolds GAC 14 132 9.4 Deja Mitchell Duluth 11 102 9.3 Jayla Black Central 17 156 9.2 Brianna Dixon Duluth 11 101 9.2 Alanni Brown North 9 82 9.1 Alyssa Criscolo Dacula 11 97 8.8 Mekala Fuller Lanier 13 112 8.6 Dalen Tate Central 16 137 8.6 Devyn Wilson Norcross 17 136 8 Bridget Mukasa Mill Creek 16 127 7.9 Chelsey Abel Dacula 15 116 7.7 Lexi Mann GAC 12 92 7.7 Kendra Hutchinson Grayson 13 98 7.5 Sydnee Jackson North 11 80 7.3 Helena Lee Dacula 14 98 7 REBOUNDS First Name Last Name School GP Rebs RPG N’dea Jones Brookwood 15 210 14 Autumn Newby Archer 14 168 12 Tamia Francis Providence 13 131 10.1 Lillian Kennedy Mtn. View 16 159 9.9 Kamryn Collins Mtn. View 16 133 8.3 Jamyah Montissol Lanier 13 106 8.2 Kimberley Forbes Mill Creek 16 125 7.8 Kandy Brown Dacula 15 114 7.6 Hannah Sadler Parkview 13 96 7.4 Linsey Marchese Archer 14 98 7 Caria Reynolds GAC 14 98 7 Makayla Schymanski North 11 77 7 Christabel Ezumah Lanier 12 83 6.9 Wynter Webb Mill Creek 16 107 6.7 Jazmin Robinson Grayson 13 85 6.5 LeLe Torrence Grayson 13 84 6.5 Deja Mitchell Duluth 11 66 6 Vanessa Blagmon Norcross 17 99 5.8 Alex Bolling Mill Creek 15 87 5.8 Nkemji Okonkwo Brookwood 15 86 5.7 Asia McCoy Archer 14 78 5.6 Tionna Carter Norcross 17 94 5.5 Lexi Mann GAC 12 66 5.5 Taylor Mason Norcross 17 94 5.5 Morgan Simmons Mill Creek 16 88 5.5 Devyn Wilson Norcross 17 94 5.5 Endia Banks Duluth 8 41 5.1 Tori McGhee Brookwood 15 75 5

Jessica Belcher Alison Brooks Chelsey Abel Kiki Adams Christina Long Robyn Benton Helena Lee Diarra Smith Kalen Surles Kendall Kerr Jonnise Poole Morgan Robinson

North 11 53 4.8 Providence 13 62 4.8 Dacula 15 70 4.7 Brookwood 15 69 4.6 North 10 43 4.3 GAC 13 55 4.2 Dacula 14 59 4.2 Parkview 19 80 4.2 Lanier 13 54 4.2 North 10 41 4.1 Grayson 13 52 4 Norcross 17 68 4 ASSISTS First Name Last Name School GP Assts APG Kiki Adams Brookwood 15 86 5.7 Tamia Francis Providence 13 66 5.1 Jessica Belcher North 11 55 5 Taylor Sutton GAC 14 62 4.4 Vanessa Blagmon Norcross 17 66 3.9 Bridget Mukasa Mill Creek 16 62 3.9 Autumn Newby Archer 14 52 3.7 Amrais Jones Grayson 13 47 3.6 Tamiah Lewis GAC 14 49 3.5 Tehya Lyons Norcross 17 60 3.5 Kalen Surles Lanier 13 46 3.5 Mekala Fuller Lanier 13 40 3.1 Tia Shorter Archer 14 44 3.1 Kennedi Williams GAC 14 44 3.1 Sydnee Jackson North 11 32 2.9 Helena Lee Dacula 14 39 2.8 Diarra Smith Parkview 19 53 2.8 Jonnise Poole Grayson 13 35 2.7 Asia McCoy Archer 14 36 2.6 Taylor Mason Norcross 17 43 2.5 Lillian Kennedy Mtn. View 16 38 2.4 Bailey Bassette Lanier 12 28 2.3 Robyn Benton GAC 13 27 2.1 Brianna Dixon Duluth 11 23 2.1 Taylor Morris Parkview 13 27 2.1 Mary Beth Kindig Providence 13 25 1.9 Tori McGhee Brookwood 15 29 1.9 Wynter Webb Mill Creek 16 29 1.8 Kendra Hutchinson Grayson 13 19 1.5 Jamyah Montissol Lanier 13 19 1.5 Morgan Simmons Mill Creek 16 24 1.5 Devyn Wilson Norcross 17 26 1.5 STEALS First Name Last Name School GP Steals SPG Kalen Surles Lanier 13 51 3.9 Tia Shorter Archer 14 50 3.6 Robyn Benton GAC 13 45 3.5 Bailey Bassettte Lanier 12 39 3.3 Tamia Francis Providence 13 43 3.3 Tehya Lyons Norcross 17 56 3.3 Jonnise Poole Grayson 13 38 2.9 Taylor Sutton GAC 14 38 2.7 Helena Lee Dacula 14 37 2.6 Tamiah Lewis GAC 14 36 2.6 Kiki Adams Brookwood 15 37 2.5 Jessica Belcher North 11 27 2.5 Vanessa Blagmon Norcross 17 43 2.5 Mekala Fuller Lanier 13 32 2.5 Sydnee Jackson North 11 26 2.4 Amaris Jones Grayson 13 30 2.3 Autumn Newby Archer 14 32 2.3 Brianna Dixon Duluth 11 24 2.2 LeLe Torrence Grayson 13 29 2.2 Lillian Kennedy Mtn. View 16 38 2 Wynter Webb Mill Creek 16 38 2 Jamyah Montissol Lanier 13 25 1.9 Taylor Morris Parkview 13 25 1.9 Alanni Brown North 9 16 1.8 Kamryn Collins Mtn. View 16 29 1.8 N’dea Jones Brookwood 15 27 1.8 Mary Beth Kindig Providence 13 24 1.8 Asia McCoy Archer 14 25 1.8 Alea Spears Mtn. View 16 29 1.8 Denise Teague Parkview 12 22 1.8 Myra Strickland Norcross 16 27 1.7 Alyssa Criscolo Dacula 11 17 1.6 Taylor Mason Norcross 17 27 1.6 Kennedi Williams GAC 14 22 1.6 Tionna Carter Norcross 17 26 1.5 Kezyah Hollimon Lanier 13 19 1.5 Deja Mitchell Duluth 11 16 1.5 Jazmin Robinson Grayson 13 19 1.5 BLOCKS First Name Last Name School GP Blocks BPG N’dea Jones Brookwood 15 86 5.7 Kandy Brown Dacula 15 75 5 Tamia Francis Providence 13 47 3.6 Hannah Sadler Parkview 13 39 3 Christabel Ezumah Lanier 12 27 2.3 Lillian Kennedy Mtn. View 16 38 2 Robyn Benton GAC 13 19 1.5 Linsey Marchese Archer 14 14 1 Devyn Wilson Norcross 17 17 1

SPORTS AT A GLANCE L.A. Clippers......27..14.....659........7 Sacramento....... 16..22.....421...16.5 L.A. Lakers......... 15..27.....357...19.5 Phoenix.............. 12..26.... .316...20.5 Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia 98, New York 97 Oklahoma City 103, Memphis 95 Minnesota 119, Houston 105 Boston 117, Washington 108 L.A. Clippers 105, Orlando 96 Portland 102, Cleveland 86 Thursday’s Games Denver 140, Indiana 112 New Orleans at Brooklyn, late Chicago at New York, late L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, late Dallas vs Phoenix, at Mexico City, Mexico, late Detroit at Golden State, late Today’s Games Charlotte at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 10 p.m. Cleveland at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m. Detroit at Utah, 10:30 p.m.

Football NFL Playoff Glance WILD-CARD ROUND AFC Saturday, Jan. 7 Houston 27, Oakland 14 Sunday, Jan. 8 Pittsburgh 30, Miami 12 NFC Saturday, Jan. 7 Seattle 26, Detroit 6

Sunday, Jan. 8 Green Bay 38, N.Y. Giants 13 DIVISIONAL ROUND AFC Saturday, Jan. 14 Houston at New England - 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Pittsburgh at Kansas City - 1:05 p.m. NFC Saturday, Jan. 14 Seattle at Atlanta - 4:35 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Green Bay at Dallas - 4:40 p.m. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, Jan. 22 SUPER BOWL Feb. 5, at NRG Stadium, Houston

Transactions BASEBALL National League MIAMI MARLINS—Signed C Ramon Cabrera to a minor league contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Signed RHP Santy Prada, LHP Gabriel Yanez, and RHP Ramiro Soto to a minor league contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association UTAH JAZZ—Recalled SG Alec Burks and PG Raul Neto from Salt Lake City (NBADL). COLLEGE BASKETBALL SOUTHERN METHODIST—Announced F Harry Froling has left the program and will transfer to Marquette. TEXAS—Suspended G Tevin Mack indefinitely for violating team rules. FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS—Named

Greg Roman senior offensive assistant and tight ends coach. Promoted tight ends coach Richard Angulo to assistant offensive line coach. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Signed DB Dezmen Southward to a Reserve/ Future contract. DETROIT LIONS—Signed LB Brandon Chubb to a Reserve/Future contract. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Signed DE Lee Hightower to a Reserve/Future contract. LOS ANGELES RAMS—Named Sean McVay head coach and signed him to a five-year contract. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Promoted linebackers coach Matt Burke to defensive coordinator. Signed DT Lawrence Okoye to a Reserve/Future contract. NEW YORK GIANTS—Signed LB Curtis Grant, DB Rahim Moore Sr., G Martin Wallace, and RB Daryl Virgies to a Reserve/Future contract. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Signed RB Andrew Bonnet to a Reserve/ Future contract. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—NFL fined LB Bud Dupree $18,231 for a controversial hit on Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Announced the San Diego Chargers will relocate to Los Angeles for the 2017 season. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Resigned defensive coordinator Mike Smith to a contract extension. COLLEGE FOOTBALL ALABAMA—Announced RB Derrick Gore has left the program and is expected to transfer to another school. CLEMSON—Announced T Jake

Fruhmorgen has left the program and will transfer to another school. CONNECTICUT—Named Rhett Lashlee quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. FLORIDA STATE—Announced WR Travis Rudolph will enter the NFL draft. IOWA—Fired running back and special teams coach Chris White. Fired wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy. KANSAS—Named Doug Meacham offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach. LOUISVILLE—Named Lorenzo Ward secondary coach. Named Peter Simon defensive coordinator. MICHIGAN—Named Pep Hamilton assistant head coach and passinggame coordinator. OHIO STATE—Announced QB Torrence Gibson has left the program and will transfer to Cincinnati. RICE—Named Brian Stewart defensive coordinator. SAN JOSE STATE—Named Alonzo Carter running backs coach. Named Andrew Sowder tight ends coach and offensive coordinator. Named Bojay Filimoeatu linebackers coach. Named Joe Bernardi offensive line coach. Named Kevin Cummings wide receivers coach. Named Ryan Gunderson quarterbacks coach. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN—Named Josh Lawson linebackers coach. TEMPLE—Named Andrew Thacker linebackers coach. Named Cory Robinson defensive backs coach. Named Tony Lucas running backs coach. WEST TEXAS A&M—Named Chris Pauling defensive graduate assistant. Named Dan McDonald offensive

graduate assistant. Named Deontrae Cooper offensive graduate assistant. Named J.T. Haddan assistant head coach and defensive line coach. Named Michael Collins special teams coordinator. Named Miles Kochevar defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. Named Patric Youngman defensive graduate assistant. Named Ryan McDonough offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Assigned C Chris Wagner to San Diego (AHL). ARIZONA COYOTES—Recalled LW Brendan Perlini and C Laurent Dauphin from Tucson (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Assigned G Anton Forsberg to Cleveland (AHL). Recalled LW Markus Hannikainen from Cleveland (AHL). DALLAS STARS—Placed D Jamie Oleksiak on IR. NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Recalled D Alexandre Carrier from Milwaukee (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS—Recalled D Scott Mayfield from Bridgeport (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS—Recalled RW Pavel Buchnevich from Hartford (AHL). PITTSBURGH PENGUINS—Assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Wilkes Barre/Scranton (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Activated D Robert Bortuzzo from injured reserve. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Activated C Brian Boyle and G Ben Bishop from injured reserve.

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CONSTRUCTION/ SERVICE BIDS NOTICE City of Lawrenceville, 70 S. Clayton St., Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. Demolition of Multiple Buildings Project. Separate sealed bids for the Demolition of Multiple Buildings Project will be received by the City of Lawrenceville City Hall located at 70 S. Clayton St., Lawrenceville, Georgia until 3:00 P.M. local time on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and then at said office will be opened and publicly read aloud. The work to be performed under this Contract shall consist of complete demolition and disposal of five building structures and backfilling all disturbed areas. Bid packages are available at Lawrenceville City Hall, City Administration, 70 S. Clayton St., Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046 or on the City website . To obtain further information, please email Steve Murray, Purchasing Manager, 902-464813, 1/13,26

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CITY OF PEACHTREE CORNERS PUBLIC NOTICE APH 2017-01-045 City of PLACE: Peachtree Corners City Hall 147 Technology Pkwy Suite 200 DATE & TIME: January 17th, 2017 7:00 P.M. Alcoholic PURPOSE: Beverage License Application Package Beer, Wine & Sunday Sales APPLICANT: ALDI, Inc. (GEORGIA) dba ALDI, Inc. (GEORGIA) # 02 6135 Peachtree Parkway Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 904-463069, 1/6,13 CITY OF PEACHTREE CORNERS PUBLIC NOTICE APH 2017-01-044 PLACE: City of Peachtree Corners City Hall 147 Technology Pkwy Suite 200 DATE & TIME: January 17th, 2017 7:00 P.M. PURPOSE: Alcoholic Beverage License Application Package Beer, Wine & Sunday Sales APPLICANT: EL Habanero Mexican Restaurant dba EL Habanero LLC 6470 Spalding Dr., Suite B Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 904-462238, 1/6,13 CITY OF PEACHTREE CORNERS PUBLIC NOTICE APH 2017-01-046 City of PLACE: Peachtree Corners City Hall 147 Technology Pkwy Suite 200 DATE & TIME: January 17th, 2017 7:00 P.M. Alcoholic PURPOSE: Beverage License Application Package Beer, Wine & Sunday Sales APPLICANT: Gold Coast Meridian, LLC dba Cafe Songhai 3380 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Suite 1 Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 904-463071, 1/6,13 CITY OF PEACHTREE CORNERS PUBLIC NOTICE APH 2017-01-043 PLACE: City of Peachtree Corners City Hall 147 Technology Pkwy Suite 200 DATE & TIME: January 17th, 2017 7:00 P.M. PURPOSE: Alcoholic Beverage License Application Package Beer, Wine & Sunday Sales APPLICANT: La Confianza Mart, LLC dba Express Supermercado 3330 Peachtree Corners Circle Ste. G Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 904-462205, 1/6,13 NOTICE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE REQUEST An application for an alcohol beverage permit to serve beer, wine and distilled spirits has been filed with the City of Norcross, Georgia by the following party at the following location, to wit: Applicant/Owner: PANKAJKUMAR RAMANBHAI PATEL Registered Agent: MUNIRA ALI Business Name: VP FOOD INC Location: 5245 LANGFORD PARK DR STE E NORCROSS, GA 30071 9 0 4 - 4 6 4 7 4 4 , 1/13,18,19,20,25,26,27,1,2, 3

PROBATE COURT DISCHARGE IN THE PROBATE COURT OF GWINNETT COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT B. CODY, DECEASED NOTICE (FOR DISCHARGE FROM OFFICE AND ALL LIABILITY) ESTATE NO: 15-E-001131 IN RE: Petition for Discharge of Personal Representative TO: THE BENEFICIARIES UNDER THE WILL AND TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to notify you to file objection, if there is any, to the above referenced petition, in this Court on or before JANUARY 23, 2017. BE NOTIFIED FURTHER: All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections. All objections should be sworn to before a notary public or before a Probate Court Clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your objections, unless you qualify to file as an indig




gent party. Contact probate Court personnel for the required amount of filing fees. If any objections are filed, a hearing will be scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed, the petition may be granted without a hearing. CHRISTOPHER A. BALLAR PROBATE JUDGE BY:-s- BONNIE CUSHING PROBATE CLERK/ DEPUTY CLERK 75 LANGLEY DRIVE LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30046 770-822-8350 927-464192, 1/12

Household Goods/Furniture, Others:clothes. 3042 Daron Wilson Household Goods/Furniture. 3073 David Bolling Household items. 3100 Camille Burch Household Goods/Furniture, Boxes. 3144 Rosa Burgos Boxes, Others:Photos/Videos. 3154 Wicky Dharani Household Goods/Furniture. 4061 Jarrett Mingo Household Goods/Furniture, Office Furn/Machines/Equip., TV/ Stereo Equipment. 4084 Carolyn Lawson Household Goods/Furniture, TV/Stereo Equipment, Tools/Appliances. 4165 Gwendolyn Davis Household Goods/Furniture, TV/Stereo Equipment, Tools/Appliances, Other:Boxes, Computers. 4175 Demisha Webster Household Goods/Furniture, TV/Stereo Equipment, Tools/Appliances. 4196 Dana Goldman Household Goods/Furniture. 3180 Kea West Suitcase. 3193 Sharie Davenport Household Goods/Furniture. 929-463323, 1/13,20

ED. SELLER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO OVERRIDE ALL BIDS. ALL ITEMS OR SPACES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE ON DATE OF SALE. StorageMart 701 794 Scenic Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046 770-236-9260 929-464810, 1/13,20

PUBLIC HEARINGS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO SOLICIT INPUT IN THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM PHA PLAN FOR FY 2017 The Georgia Department of Community Affairs(DCA) will hold the following public hearings to solicit input on the 2017 PHA Annual Plan ( main/News/public_notices. asp): Friday, January 27, 2017 at 2:00pm at DCA-HAD Central Office, 60 Executive Park South, N.E., Suite 178, Atlanta, GA 30329 Monday, January 30, 2017 at 2:00pm at DCA-HAD Central Office, 60 Executive Park South, N.E., Suite 178, Atlanta, GA 30329 All interested parties are encouraged to attend and participate in this process. To arrange an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the public hearings, please call 404-679-3158 no later than Wednesday, January 25, 2017. For any additional information, please contact the Georgia DCA Housing Assistance Division at (404) 679-3158 or toll free 1-888858-6085. TDD phone users may call (404) 679-4915 or (800) 736-1155. 928-463311, 1/6,13,20,27

PUBLIC SALES/ AUCTIONS PUBLIC SALE Killian Hill Storage will hold a public sale to enforce a lien imposed on said property, as described below, pursuant to the Georgia Self Storage Facility Act Georgia Code 104-210 to 10-4-215, at 01:30 PM on Thursday, January 26, 2Ol7 , at Killian Hill Storage , 4139 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lilburn, GA 30047. Management reserves the right to withdraw any unit from sale. Registered or motor vehicles are sold “As Is / Parts Only,� no titles or registration. Tenant Name; Unit#; Stored Item MUKAHASHEWEGUTA NANA; E15; HHg FELIPPE MACKLIN; G13; printing equipment 929-462521, 1/6,13 PUBLIC SALE In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at Uncle Bob’s Self Storage located at: 2655 Langford Rd. Norcross, Ga. 30071, 770-2420468; And, due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on TUESDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2017, @ 10:00 AM. SPACE NO.; CUSTOMER NAME; INVENTORY Space No. Customer Name Inventory 111 Joseph C. James, Jr. Household Goods/Furniture. 131 Erica Crews Household Goods/Furniture. 258 Martin D. Baber Household Goods/Furniture, Boxes. 423 Brandon G. Melson Household Goods/Furniture; Boxes. 460 Terry Moss Household Goods/Furniture; Tools/Appliances; Boxes 485 Michelle N. Honaker Household Goods/Furniture. 486 Sumeta Satija Household Goods/Furniture; Tv/Stereo Equipment; Tools/ Appliances. 929-462527, 1/13,20 PUBLIC AUCTION UNCLE BOB’S STORE #413 PUBLIC SALE In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at Uncle Bob’s Self Storage located at: 875 Marathon Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 678-242-1441; And, due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of AUCTION DATE: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 10:30 AM Space No. C u s t o m e r Name Inventory 1010 James Orr Household Goods/Furniture. 1066 Rodrigo Caballero Household Goods/Furniture. 1159 Carolyn Lawson Household Goods/Furniture. 2098 Shannon Cook Household Goods/Furniture, TV/ Stereo Equipment. 2153 Dianna Antwi Boasiako H

PUBLIC AUCTION THESE VEHICLES WILL BE SOLD FOR PUBLIC OUTCRY FOR CASH AT STATEWIDE WRECKER SERVICE LOCATED AT 2775 SIMPSON CIRCLE, NORCROSS, GEORGIA AT 10:00 A.M. ON JANUARY 07, 2017. THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES ARE DECLARED ABANDONED AND FORECLOSED VEHICLES PURSUANT TO OCGA 40-11-5. ESTOS VEHICULOS SERAN VENDIDOS AL PUBLICO POR DINERO EN EFECTIVO EN STATEWIDE WRECKER SERVICE LOCALIZADO EN 2775 SIMPSON CIRCLE, NORCROSS, GEORGIA A LAS 10:00 A.M. EN 07 ENERO 2017 . LOS SIGUIENTES VEHICULOS AN SIDO DECLARADOS ABANDONADOS Y CERRADOS DE ACUERDO A OCGA 40-11-5 NUEVA LOCALIZACION 770-381-1140 1996 LandRover RangeRover SALPV1244TA324775 2003 Pontiac Vibe 5Y2SL62873Z454591 2002 Nissan Altima 1N4BL11E72C249452 1996 Toyota Camry 4T1BG12K8TU684734 2008 Dodge Charger 2B3KA43R58H313352 2003 GMC Envoy XL 1GKET16S636210801 2002 Honda Civic 2HGES26782H536453 1996 Dodge Dakota 1B7FL26X7TW701783 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 3C4FY48B84T215750 2005 Buick Rendezvous 3G5DA03E95S526916 2000 Nissan Maxima JN1CA31A8YT024742 2006 Ford Five Hundred 1FAHP23136G182037 2005 Ford Freestyle 1FMZK04125GA29496 1996 Nissan Maxima JN1CA21D9TT128492 1999 Audi A4 WAUED28D2XA322900 1994 Toyota Celica JT2ST07F0R0006784 1999 Lexus GS 400 JT8BH68X5X0017696 1999 Toyota Avalon 4T1BF18B2XU349128 1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport JA4MT31P5VP018041 1998 Ford E-350 Super Duty 1FBSS31L9WHC09989 2002 Ford Explorer 1FMZU62E32UA86712 1998 Buick Regal 2G4WB52K5W1427506 2000 Ford Expedition 1FMRU1561YLA69672 2004 Kia Rio KNADC125X46343020 2002 Honda Odyssey 2HKRL18612H509159 2004 Volvo S60 YV1RS61T042345515 2002 Ford E-250 1FTNS24272HA26218 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis 2MELM75W9SX688042 1999 Ford E-150 1FTRE142XXHB52986 2004 Dodge Neon 1B3ES56C34D528579 2004 Nissan Maxima 1N4BA41E04C927159 1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4M2DU55PXXUJ02184 2001 Acura 3.2 TL 19UUA56601A017059 1985 Chevrolet Caprice 1G1BN69H1FY156962 1977 Chevrolet Nova 1X27U7W100768 1998 Nissan Quest 4N2ZN1113WD814146 1994 Lexus ES 300 JT8GK13T9R0016990 1997 Chevrolet S-10 1GCCS19X6V8200077 2006 Kia Spectra KNAFE121965239871 *** SALVAGE/RECONSTRUCTED *** 2004 Dodge Neon 1B3ES56C24D595318 2012 Nissan Rogue JN8AS5MT1CW613816 *** MANUFACTURER BUYBACK *** 2002 Honda Civic 1HGES16522L059109 2003 Ford Mustang 1FAFP42X63F374269 2003 Acura 3.2TL 19UUA56683A004563 929-464080, 1/13,20 NOTICE OF SALE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DATE OF AUCTION FEB. 10, 2017 AT 11:00AM According to the lease by and between: Unit 153 Timothy B O’Heir and TKG-StorageMart, DBA StorageMart #701, and its related parties, assigns and affiliates. In order to perfect the lien on the goods contained in the storage unit the manager has cut the lock on their units and upon a cursory inspection the units were found to contain chest of drawers, basketball net, mattress, coffee table, lawn chair, hand truck entertainment center, pictures and many other items used in and around the home. ITEMS WILL BE SOLD OR DISPOSED OF AT THIS SITE ON, Feb. 10, 2017 AT 11:00 AM AT THE ADDRESS LISTED BELOW TO SATISFY OWNERS LIEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATE STATUTES. TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH ONLY, NO CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. ALL GOODS ARE SOLD IN “AS IS� CONDITION. TAX MUST BE PAID OR RESALE NUMBERS FURNISHED. BUYERS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN LOCKS IF NEEDE

SERVICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION NR DEED, LLC, Petitioner, v. TINA BRANNON, et al. Respondents. CIVIL ACTION FILE NO. 16-A-06056-5 JUDGE KAREN E. BEYERS TO: ALAN MCGINLEY AND ALL HEIRS KNOWN AND UNKNOWN By the Order of Honorable Karen E. Beyers, Judge, Superior Court of Gwinnett County, dated October 14, 2016, you are hereby notified that on the 17th day of June, 2016, NR Deed, LLC filed suit against you to quiet title to certain property in Gwinnett County, Georgia. You are required to file with the Clerk of Superior Court and serve upon Petitioner’s attorney, John E. Ramsey, 4355 Cobb Parkway, Suite J-505, Atlanta, GA 30339, an answer in writing within sixty (60) days of the date of the Order for publication. WITNESS the Honorable Karen E. Beyer, Judge, Superior Court of Gwinnett County. This 27th day of October, 2016. 9 3 0 - 4 6 4 8 0 1 , 1/13,20,27,3/3












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Psychology of keeping a resolution

A New Year’s resolution is a quest for positive change with a built-in start date. We create goals with the hope of improving our lives. We vow to start, stop, quit, begin, finish, do more, and do less or whatever else we believe will fulfill us. Nowadays, New Year’s resolutions are better known for our lack of follow through rather than success. Why are resolutions so difficult to maintain? Guest Perhaps, the even Columnist bigger question is: why is it so hard to change? From a psychological perspective, change is a process that requires a cognitive shift. Prochaska Cassin defi ned five Cole-Straub stages of change: pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. In each stage there is a decisional balance that involves weighing the pros and cons of change. In pre-contemplation, we are not actively considering making a change. We may receive feedback about needing to change but are not receptive to it. Your doctor recommends diet and exercise but you have trouble with the idea of tofu and treadmills. In this stage, you likely underestimate the pros and overestimate the cons. You imagine the effort it takes to go to the gym versus the appeal of binge watching your favorite new show. In contemplation, we become more aware of the pros and begin to anticipate change within six months. You visualize exercise giving you more energy and fitting into your old pair of jeans. In preparation, the pros outweigh the cons and a plan of action is put into place. You purchase a gym membership and start working with a nutritionist. Action is just as it sounds — you are active in making a change. In maintenance, you carry that change out for over six months. Healthy eating and exercise are part of your everyday routine. In addition, you still believe that the pros outweigh the cons. You reason that turning down chocolate cake is better than 45 extra minutes of cardio. Many of us who embark upon resolutions have not properly weighed the pros and cons and likely fall into one of the earlier stages of change. Other key factors include motivation and self-efficacy. When goals feel unattainable it is difficult to stay motivated. Therefore, we are more likely to stay motivated if we make realistic goals (goals we are likely to achieve). For example, setting a goal of walking one mile on the treadmill your first trip to the gym versus five. Achieving goals is intrinsically motivating or simply put, makes us feel good about ourselves. Setting realistic goals can also improve our self-efficacy, our belief in our ability to change. Finding ways to stay motivated and maintaining belief in ourselves are crucial for change. Change is less likely to occur if someone is asking us to change or we are changing for someone else. It would seem that our decision to change has to come from our own true intention. In sum, change is a complex and often challenging process. However, many, including myself, still believe that change is in fact possible if you truly want it. Cassin Cole-Straub, Psy.D. is a psychologist at Gwinnett Psychology. She specializes in empowering children and families to adopt positive changes that will further enrich their lives

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How to get in shape this year without the gym BY CAILIN O’BRIEN

The New Year tends to bring out everyone’s inner gym rat — at least temporarily. “This is the most crowded I’ve ever seen this parking lot,” Yuri MartinezKandler said standing outside the Gold’s Gym he attends in Lawerenceville on Monday. “By February, this will be empty.” Maybe that’s because the gym isn’t for everybody — and Becky Thompson, a personal trainer and physical therapist at Gwinnett Medical Center, said it doesn’t have to be. Thompson said consistent and well-constructed home workouts can be as effective as a session at the gym. “It depends on what motivates you,” she said. Experts generally agree staying motivated is the key to maintaining any workout routine. Gyms often offer incentives, classes or personal training sessions to help patrons work toward their goals. But a home workout routine may require a bit more self-motivation. That can get tricky, but Thompson knows one major trick of the trade that can help. “The most important thing is to set goals,” she said. “Goals are like a road map of where you’re going.” Thompson said the pros follow two rules for setting weight-loss and workout goals that will keep them motivated — make it achievable and make it clear. A goal to lose some weight is too vague to achieve and a goal to lose 50 pounds in a week just isn’t plausible. Both are good ways to lose motivation, Thompson said. Instead, she advised setting a clear and obtainable goal such as losing 10 pounds over the course of a few weeks.

At left, personal trainer Becky Thompson performs a squat, a move she recommends adding to a strength training routine. Thompson’s favorite exercise is the plank. She’s pictured performing a plank variation at bottom. (Courtesy: Gwinnett Medical Center)

“Then, devise action steps on how you’re going to achieve those clear goals,” Thompson said. Those action steps could vary per person, but she said there’s a general framework she advises home workout pros to stick to. That framework begins with cardio, or exercise that works the lungs and the heart. “A minimum of three times a week, they need to be walking or biking — anything that keeps your heart rate up for 30 minutes or more,” Thompson said. “Make

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sure the intensity is high enough to get the results you want.” Home cardio can be completed on an at-home workout bike or treadmill. It can also be a run around the block or a bike ride to a nearby park or store. Thompson said it just needs to get the blood pumping.


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Lacrosse standout not worried about reaching lofty 2017 resolutions


Mill Creek High School lacrosse standout Brooke Beverly never lets a fear of failure dictate her New Year’s resolutions. “I make reasonable goals and then work really hard to achieve them,” she said. “Everybody fails. You’ve just got to not let it bother you.” Beverly’s reasonable goals for this year may seem a bit daunting to some. The high school sophomore qualified for and plans to to compete in the Youth Nationals weightlifting competition in June this year — her first time competing in a national event that hosts about 600 to 700 of the country’s best lifters under 17 years old, according to Caleb Williams, a trainer at CrossFit Gwinnett who coaches Beverly in weightlifting. “She’s been working out for a while and we’ve been trying to get her into nationals,” Williams said. “She’s finally ready to take the leap.” Beverly has big plans for nationals. “I want to (set a personal record) at it,” she said. “I want to get at least a 60 kilogram snatch and then a 70 kilogram clean jerk.” Beverly weighs less than 150 pounds. She would need to lift 132 pounds from the floor straight overhead in one movement to complete her snatch goal. She’ll have to lift another

One of Brooke Beverly’s New Year’s resolutions is to hit a personal record at her first national weightlifting competition in June. (Staff Photo: Cailin O’Brien)

159 pounds from the floor onto her shoulders and then overhead in two movements to get the clean jerk she wants. It’s a lofty goal. During practice Tuesday, Beverly snatched 48 kilograms and clean jerked about 65 kilograms. But she isn’t worried. She said she understands persistence and a positive mindset have allowed her to keep focused on her weightlifting and lacrosse goals so far. “I just keep training every day,” Beverly said. “The more you train, the more you can do. You’d be surprised.” It’s this mindset that’s allowed Beverly to reasonably set such impressive goals for

herself in 2017. When she started lifting two years ago, she said she couldn’t have imagined she’d be aiming for 60 and 70 kilogram weights. “I lifted maybe the bar and a five (kilo weight),” she said, giggling a bit. Her light start didn’t deter Beverly, who reached a personal best snatch of 55 kilograms just this past year. Beverly began lifting to further her high school lacrosse career. It seemed to pay off when she helped lead the United States U17 lacrosse team in a win against Canada at the Brogden Cup International Tournament, a best-of-three games series at the University

of Tampa, two weeks ago. But there have been setbacks in lacrosse, too. The Mill Creek girls lacrosse team fell just short of the state championship last year. “We got so close,” Beverly said. “We were in the final four.” The speed bump didn’t distract Beverly. It only pushed her to work harder. She said winning state became one of this year’s New Year’s resolutions. “I just don’t let it bother me,” she said. “I just look forward to the next thing and keep training for that.” This year, the high school sophomore is training toward a

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major life decision — and her ultimate New Year’s resolution. I’m really hoping to be committed by the end of this year,” Beverly said. She wants to commit to play lacrosse at Jacksonville University, a private liberal arts college in Florida. Beverly smiles determinedly when she talks about JU. It’s clearly her top goal in 2017. But she said she knows she could handle rejection, too. She’d just have a pre-made resolution for 2018. “If I failed this year, I’d make it my goal next year,” she said. “I just wouldn’t let it get in my head.”

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Gold’s Gym members discuss biggest New Year challenges BY CAILIN O’BRIEN


It’s no secret — gyms suddenly get a lot more attention after a new year. Bill Rainaldo works as the general manager at Gold’s Gym in Lawrenceville. He said the gym usually notices an uptick in gym memberships beginning in January each year. He said that surge usually lasts until about March. “It started right out of the gates really quick this year, for some reason,” Rainaldo said.He said the gym

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signed up 90 new members between Jan. 1 and Jan. 10. But it’s also no secret that new gym patrons who signed up during the New Year’s resolution rush are less likely to stick around through March. It’s estimated that less than half of those

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who make resolutions keep it past the first six months, according to a Gwinnett Medical Center blog post. That doesn’t mean there aren’t gym-goers completely aware of the challenges that accompany a resolution toward good health in the new

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year. The Daily Post asked five Gold’s Gym patrons what they expected their biggest health challenges to be in 2017 and how they planned to overcome them. Below are their answers: • “I work a lot so I have

things is the diet part. I love to eat. Just need to change the routine up. And we kind of started in December changing it up a little bit. Diet is the biggest struggle,” said Yuri Martinez-Kandler. • “Staying motivated and consistency is key. That’s kind of hard, especially when you have three boys. So, trying to juggle all that. I just need to stay motivated and stay consistent,” said Elisha Martinez-Kandler. • “My basic challenge is just staying fit. I need to try to get to the gym every day — just going consistently,” said Queteitris Millender.

any workout routine. “Those kind of things are great,” she said. She harbors a special love for planks, an exercise that involves holding the body flat and parallel to the ground using only the forearms and toes. “If I was limited to one exercise, it would be planks all day long,” Thompson said. “It works the whole body and especially the core.” For those generally comfortable planking, squatting and running alone, skipping the gym or personal trainer can save a good chunk of cash. Joining a big gym such as Gold’s Gym could cost anywhere between $200 and $500 annually. A group workout program such as CrossFit may cost upward of $800 for twenty half-hour sessions. Those may seem pricey, but some patrons pay to ensure they’re working out correctly. Thompson acknowledged that even those who want to work out on their own may not be able to start out that way.

“Some people just have no clue where to start,” she said. “A lot of clients are afraid of hurting themselves or doing something to injure themselves.” She recommended workout novices seek out a few sessions with a personal trainer to get themselves started. “Tell the trainer what equipment they have to work with at home and a trainer can give them a workout plan that works for them,” Thompson said. “A personal trainer could (also) teach them the proper way to do the exercises to minimize the risk of injury.” It’s not for everybody, but Thompson said getting a home workout routine going could be a good way to set up a New Year’s resolution that lasts well past February. “Some people just like to stop by the gym on the way home from work before sitting down for dinner,” she said. “Others like the affordability of doing exercises at home. It just depends on what works for you.”


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sentences,” she said. “You shouldn’t be able to recite Breathing can act as a the Declaration of Indegood test of whether exer- pendence or anything. cises are being performed After cardio, it’s time at the correct intensity. to move on to strength “When you’re doing car- training. Thompson recomdio exercise, your breathmended adding two or ing should be heavier than three strength-training days normal, but you should into a weekly workout be able to speak in short routine. Again, she warned

against wimping out. Keep it intense, even when it starts to get a little uncomfortable. “The last couple reps should be difficult,” she said. “You should be able to feel it in the muslces you’re working.” A few free weights or a medicine ball can en-

hance these routines, but Thompson stressed a good strength-training routine doesn’t necessarily need to include gym equipment. “There’s a lot you can do with just body weight,” she said. Thompson especially recommends adding pushups, planks and squats to

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to find time to actually go to the gym. But I try to be pretty faithful. I have a gym at work, as well. A lot of times if I can’t work out during lunch, I’ll just skip working out all together. So, my goal is, if I can’t work out during lunch, I’ll come to Gold’s Gym later,” said Kate McCellan. • “Not eating pizza. That’s the biggest challenge — my diet, I guess. Supposedly I was going to start prepping my meals. It hasn’t really worked out, yet, so I guess that’ll be the goal,” said Yusof Carroll. • “One of my biggest

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City by City is a weekly look at the happenings in the places you call home

AUBURN Library hosting inauguration event The Auburn Public Library is going to celebrate a presidential inauguration next Saturday, but it’s not the one you may be thinking about. Officials will inaugurate “Scout” into his first term as president of the Auburn library on Jan. 21, with a celebration set to last from 1 to 2 p.m. They are inviting the community to attend the event, which they say will be “part of Auburn library history.” The library announced it will have a parade, patriotic snacks, crafts and other activities for families who attend the inauguration. The celebration will come a day after Donald Trump will be sworn in as the new president of the United States. The library is located at 24 Fifth St. in Auburn. BARROW COUNTY Sweets gala to raise funds to support foster children The fifth annual Heart for Children, Heart for Chocolate Black & White Gala benefiting Piedmont CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocates — will take place Feb. 18. The event will feature live music, a silent auction, food from local restaurants and plenty of sweets and chocolate at the civic center in Jefferson at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person or $140 per couple. The nonprofit trains volunteers who offer legal advocacy for disadvantaged children in the foster care system. The Piedmont branch serves a threecounty region including Barrow. For more information or sponsorship, or to register or donate, visit html. BERKELEY LAKE Berkeley Lake City Council to meet for first time in new year The Berkeley Lake City Council will meet for the first time in 2017 Thursday. It’s also the first time the council has met since Dec. 15, when it unanimously approved the city’s new budget. Public comments about the budget were welcomed at that meeting, but nobody voiced an opinion. All council meetings are opened to the public. They’re held at 8 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in the city hall auditorium. A work session preceeds the each council meeting and is held at 7 p.m. in the city hall conference room. City hall is located at 4040 S. Berkeley Lake Road. BRASELTON Braselton preps for third annual Chocolate Walk It’s the sweetest time of the year in Braselton. The city is getting ready for its third annual Chocolate Walk on Feb. 4. “This is an unusually fun event for everyone,” said downtown director, Amy Pinnell. The event showcases the city’s business community while handing out chocolate treats to the public. “Businesses will go to extra lengths to prepare for this day as each will present a special chocolate treat to enhance a sweet shopping experience,” Pinnell said. The stroll begins at the Braselton Downtown office in the Braselton Brothers Department Store center at 9:45 a.m. Patrons will be provided maps to guide them to participating businesses from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Chocolate lovers can reserve a shopping bag for the walk and buy a ticket for $5 at www.Braselton-

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call 678-421-2048 or 678421-2049. The Rainmen have been playing together as a group for over a decade. The current lineup of The Rainmen is Lyle Bufkin on bass/vocals, Michael Meyer on guitar/vocals, David Michaelson on drums and David Tenenbaum on guitar/keyboards/vocals/sax.

The old library in Lilburn is getting a makeover and will be repurposed into an activity building with a classroom, a community room with a catering kitchen, a dance studio, new restrooms and storage space. (File Photo)

Finding purpose Former Lilburn library slated to become parks activity building

ing and fire protection system plus exterior upgrades that include landscaping, sidewalk, parking improvements and new signage. Diversified was the By Keith Farner fellowship,” District 2 comlowest of 11 bidders for the missioner Lynette Howard said project. in a press release. “Like many The new Lilburn City Hall The old library in Lilburn parks facilities, the new spaces and Gwinnett County Branch is getting a makeover and will will also be available to rent for Library opened at 340 Main be repurposed into an activity private functions.” St. in October. The old library building with a classroom, a Under a $936,886 contract building, with 10,518 square community room with a caterrecently approved by the Gwin- feet of space, was one of the ing kitchen, a dance studio, new nett commissioners, Diversified oldest and smallest branch restrooms and storage space. Construction of Georgia Inc. libraries in Gwinnett County. “I’m glad we can repurpose will renovate the building locat- The new library is almost the old building to continue ed on two acres at 788 Hillcrest 19,000 square feet plus another serving the community with Road N.W. The contract calls 5,000 square feet of shared opportunities for recreation and for a new roof, flooring, lightpublic spaces. Participants must be at least 16 years old to reserve a bag. “The event has sold out in prior years, so I encourage early registration,” Pinnell said. BUFORD Vaudeville-style groups to present circus arts production The Handsome Little Devils theater company will perform its touring slapstick melodrama and “living cartoon” Squirm Burpee at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28. The company describes the production as a “one-of-a-kind, Vaudeville Nouveau-meets-classic melodrama, Tim Burtonmeets-Wile E. Coyote, all-American, one-quarter European, contraptionriddled, character-driven, risk-taking, expectationbreaking, circus-infused, standing-ovation-inducing, theatrical extravaganza.” The group has shown off its talents on TV and at international street theatre festivals, corporate events and performing arts centers. The show will take place at the Buford Community Center Theatre, 2200 Buford Highway. Tickets range from $22 to $25. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 770-945-6762. DACULA Library hosting Adult Game Night Are there any adults out there who want to have some Taboo fun this week? That’s Taboo as in the board game, mind you, so there’s no need for any minds to go careening into the gutter over that question. The Dacula library branch will host Adult Game Night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The library staff will have a variety of games includ-

to honor veterans in their families have until April 1 to buy one. The 4-inch by 8-inch bricks cost $50 and anyone who buys one can have up to three lines of text, with up to 20 characters on each line, engraved on DULUTH them. Officials said larger, Young professionals 8-inch by 8-inch tiles are event set for Jan. 31 A young professional so- available as well, although anyone wishing to buy cial is set for 5:30 to 7:30 one has to speak with city p.m. Jan. 31 at Duluth City Hall. The event is designed representatives about the pricing on them. to bring together peers Anyone who buys a over food and drinks, and brick to be installed in the it’s put on by the Gwinmemorial can also get a nett Young Professionals, duplicate 4-inch by 8-inch a professional developbrick for $40, or a 1.5-inch ment program led by the by 3-inch “mini brick” for Gwinnett Chamber in $15. partnership with Georgia Residents who want to Gwinnett College. The program encourages young buy a brick are asked to business people to develop call Heather Hosch at 770963-8017 or send an email and enhance leadership to skills, exchange ideas, Order forms can be found share common interests, learn more about the area’s at business community and LAWRENCEVILLE engage in the community’s future. The Gwinnett Young Historical society signing up Cemetery Scavenger Professionals group targets individuals who are ages Hunt participants 21 to 35ish. The Gwinnett HistoriOther organizations cal Society is looking for involved with the event are people who ain’t afraid of Porter Keadle Moore, Ster- no ghosts. ling Rose, Marlow’s Tavern The Lawrenceville-based and EsPeute Productions. society is signing up parAdmission is $5 for ticipants for its Second Anmembers, $10 for nonnual Cemetery Scavenger members or $20 at the Hunt, which will be held door. More information can on Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 be found at the Gwinnett p.m. The hunt is a fundraisYoung Professionals’ Face- er to help the pay for the book page, including how preservation of cemeteries to register. around the county. The registration fee is GRAYSON $10 per individual and $20 per group. Anyone interCity selling Veterans Memorial bricks ested in going on a hunt is asked to call 770-822-5174 for May installation or send a message to ghsGrayson officials are listtaking requests for bricks ing the participants names, commemorating veterans addresses, phone numbers installed in the city’s Vetand email addresses. erans Memorial in time for Checks for registration Memorial Day. fees should brought to the The city recently reGwinnett Historical Society opened the commemoraoffice on the second floor tive brick sales for the of the Gwinnett County spring 2017 period. Any resident who wants to have Historic Courthouse, 185 a brick installed this spring W. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. They can also ing Apples to Apples, Uno, Checkers, Chess and, yes, Taboo in addition to others for adults to play. The library is located at 265 Dacula Road, in Dacula.

mail it to Gwinnett Historical Society, P.O. Box 261, Lawrenceville, GA 300460261. LILBURN Gwinnett public library branch offers story time with four-legged friend Children ages 5 through 10 can practice share a tale with a trained friendly dog at the location Jan. 21. The “Doggie Tales” activity will be held at 4817 Church St. from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The purpose of the event is to help children enjoy reading while they improve their skills. The dog is trained and registered with the Therapy Dogs International Chapter No. 193. For more information, visit or call 770-978-5154. LOGANVILLE American Legion Post offering venues for rent Three of American Legion Post 233’s venues are available for rent. Renters can choose between the Post’s main hall, its meeting room and its pavillion. A flier on the group’s Facebook page suggets renters use the spaces for weddings, receptions, anniversaries, birthdays or Valentine’s Day parties. “Best rates in town,” the flier boasts. Interested renters should call Mandy Smith at 770710-5530 for a consultation. The Post’s venues are located at 4635 U.S. Highway 78. NORCROSS Rainmen to perform at the Norcross Community Center The Rainmen, a rock ’n roll combo that specializes in “danceable, fun songs” from the 1960s and ’70s, is set to play the Norcross Community Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 20. Seating is limited. For reservations,

PEACHTREE CORNERS Sign up for Blue Devil Run now for discounted prices Runners can sign up for the Blue Devils Run 5K and Fun Run at a discounted price through Saturday. Those who sign up for the Peachtree Road Race qualifier before Saturday pay $25. Afterward, signup fees reach $30. The race will take place Jan 28 from 8 a.m. to noon at Pinckneyvile Middle School at 5440 W. Jones Bridge Road. Refreshments will be provided by Jason’s Deli and Muscle Milk and local businesses will put on a raffle. All proceeds benefit the cross country and track programs at Norcross High School. Runners can sign up at https://runsignup. com. SNELLVILLE Bookstore to host story time featuring tale of unconditional love The Barnes & Noble on Scenic Highway will host a story time event featuring a book about love called “I’ll Never Let You Go” on Jan. 28. Author Smriti PrasadamHalls explores the different emotions of children and how their parents embrace them with colorful, soft images. The event will take place at 1350 Scenic Highway, Suite 100 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. A discount on the book purchase is available through Feb. 13 in time for Valentine’s Day. For more information, visit SUGAR HILL Bring One for the Chipper at Fire Station No. 26 The city of Sugar Hill is a sponsor of the Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Christmas tree recycling program. You can drop off your Christmas tree at a designated drop-off location through today. Your trees will be turned into mulch on Jan. 21. Fire Station No. 26 on Old Suwanee Road, across from the Sugar Hill Golf Course, is a drop-off location. The event needs volunteers on Jan. 21 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville near the soccer fields. For more information and volunteering guidelines, visit gwinnettcb. org/event/bring-one-chipper. SUWANEE Applications on for Citizens Police Academy The city of Suwanee Police Department will host a 10-week Citizens Police Academy session in order to strengthen the relationship between citizens and the police, and offer a better understanding of the risks and responsibilities of police officers. The class begins on Feb. 20 and ends April 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Suwanee Police Substation and Training Center. Some of the classes included in this training will be active shooter response, traffic stops, building searches, crime prevention and narcotics identification. This program also includes a ride along program with a Suwanee Police Officer. Applications must be received no later than Feb. 13th. Contact Officer Richard Pope at 770-904-7641 for an application.

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Recalling more memories of Grant Tinker There is an old Chinese proverb that says “When an old man dies, a library burns down.” With no man was this truer than it was with Grant Tinker, my father-in-law who died recently. Not only was he a history book, he was a history maker who had been a key player in many of television’s most iconic shows of the 1970s and 1980s. I had barely dipped into the deep well of knowledge and stories he had before his time on this earth ended. He knew the two men who were the main innovators for radio/television: General Sarnoff of RCA (which bought NBC) and William Paley of CBS. Bob Hope and Johnny Carson worked for him (and were friends) and Mary Tyler Moore was once married to him. “Of all the shows you did, which were you proudest of?” I asked

contract.” Grant and Mary could have taken an easy, lucrative pay-off and walked away but the president of MTM Productions said, “No. We have a deal. We’re going to make 13 episodes.” Ronda They forged forward, Rich producing hilarious episodes that not only once. I expected it to be a won the viewers’ hearts, serious drama. propelling it to No. 1, but “Without question, won a total of 29 Emmys Mary’s show. Mary, the including four in the first writing, the actors. They season. were all terrific. I had One day Tink called nothing to do with it, by him while I was making the way. I just hired great biscuits and handed me people and got out of the phone. “Hello, Grant their way so they could Tinker!” do their jobs.” He chuckled, “You alActually, he did have ways call me that. I don’t something crucial to do know why you do that.” with it. He didn’t blink I called Tink’s mother, or back down when CBS Miss Ruth, owing to the saw the pilot and hated it Southern courtesies I because it tested poorly. Since CBS had guaranteed a 13-episode order, they called Grant and said, “We want to make a deal to buy out this

Darlene Tarabula with the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center highlights the physical adaptations of the beaver and the many uses of its unique tail. Discover how Georgia’s native mammals survive the winter months at a special event on Monday. (Special Photo)

STEAM concepts come to life through animal education By Keith Farner

the EHC’s collection of animal pelts, including a black bear, beaver and fox. Georgia’s native mamA special Squirrelmals will be on display at A-Palooza guided hike an upcoming event at the takes place at 10:30 Gwinnett Environmental a.m., noon, 1:30 and 3 and Heritage Center. p.m. as visitors venture Science, technology, into the EHC forest and engineering, arts and look through the eyes of math will be showcased native animals in their with how those mamquest for survival. mals survive the winter Attendees can also months. design and build their The Discover Georown beaver lodge as they gia’s Native Mammals explore the engineering event is scheduled for 10 skills of beavers. Addia.m. to 4 p.m. on Montional activities include a day. The program is $8 Critters in the Cold class, per person. Children 2 crafts that enhance an unyears old and younger derstanding of the EHC’s and EHC members are forest friends and a game free. of native mammal trivia. Activities include demAttendees can pre-regonstrations with a LEGO ister or pay at the door. MINDSTORMS EV3 as For more information visitors help a robotic about the Discover Georsquirrel gather acorns for gia’s Native Mammals the winter. Attendees can event and the EHC, visit also touch and experience keith.farner

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grew up with but calling him Mr. Grant sounded odd since one of television’s iconic characters, Lou Grant, aka Mr. Grant, had been named after him. “No, he wasn’t,” Grant Tinker protested one day when I bought it up. “Yes, he was,” I replied firmly. He pulled his head back a bit, eyeing me warily. “And you know this how?” “Because I figured it out. Tink asked Allan Burns (the show’s co-creator) and he said it was.” “Really?” He was genuinely surprised. “That never occurred to me.” “Seriously?” I asked, laughing. “No, not at all. My first name is Grant and his

last name was Grant so, no. I never considered it.” Which demonstrates his humility and modesty. The MTM show was full of inside jokes, many of which he enjoyed — such as the Tinker Trophy — but he never thought to question that one of the key characters had the same name as he. There are lots of stories I could share such as the time that Lew Wasserman, Hollywood’s most powerful man, made MTM cry or the dinner party where Grant Tinker was seated next to Ted Turner, meeting the television tycoon for the first time. But this is the one I must share because it’s the only time I ever heard Grant Tinker take any credit.

“Now, I changed the NBC peacock,” he said firmly. I’m not sure how this subject came up during lunch one day. “I thought it was too busy.” It went from 11 tail feathers to six. This is the simplicity you would expect from a man whose dessert was usually one scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup. It hurts my heart to lose him. I’ll grant you that. But it hurts my mind just as much to know how many stories have died, untold. Our library is gone. Ronda Rich is the best-selling author of the “What Southern Women Know” trilogy. Visit to sign up for her free weekly newsletter.

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Local school bus driver wins Local author pens book on world track and field event reaching your full potential BY KEITH FARNER



Emma McGowan not only won her second gold medal in a track event, she made up for a silver medal finish the year before. McGowan, 48, a Gwinnett County Public Schools bus driver, won two gold medals at the World Masters Track and Field Championship in Perth, Australia, which was held over the last week of October and the first week of November. McGowan, who drives a bus that carries special education students and is the mother of twins, won gold in the 100 meters and 200 meters. She schedules training around her hours driving the bus. McGowan said she trains for several hours between morning and afternoon routes — three times a week outdoors and once or twice in a gym — but that schedule flexibility is not the best part of her job. “The best part of my job is that I get to take my daughter to school,” McGowan said. “My daughter is autistic and I love being able to take her to school and pick her up. That way I know she and the other students are in great hands.” McGowan is now a two-time gold medal winner in the 100 meters. In 2015 she won gold in the World Masters Athletics Championship in her native France while also taking home

A Buford speaker and coaching expert expects everyone to live nothing less than the “Big Life,” according to her new book. Betsey Pake wrote “Start Small Live Big: Thrive Through Change to Live the Life of Your Dreams,” released in December to offer practical advice on moving forward in life, one step at a time. The book will determine what Betsy Pake changes need to be made in one’s life for the biggest impact, according to Pake. She shares her life’s stories throughout the book in order to help the reader determine what daily actions to take to “Live Big.” “My goal is to help you feel more amazing about your life than you ever thought possible by showing you how to achieve all those things you want by starting small. Really small,” Pake posts on her

window. She touches on everything from her mom dying while Pake was in high school to her weight journey and her pivotal decision

to change her life. Now, she lives with her husband, Craig, and daughter, Olive. For more information, visit

RESTAURANT SCORES Emma McGowan, 48, a Gwinnett County Public Schools bus driver, won two gold medals at the World Masters Track and Field Championship in Perth, Australia. She is pictured racing at top and posing with her model at bottom. (Photos by Rob Jerome)

silver in the 200 meters and 400 meters. The World Masters Track and Field Championships are the biennial championships for masters athletics events held under the auspices of World Masters Athletics.

Athletes who compete in the World Masters Athletic events must be at least 35 years old. “It is awesome,” McGowan said. “It takes a lot of hard work, especially for me. It is not easy, but I love it.”


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(Local Programming) The Middle (N) ’ American Housewife Fresh Off the Boat (N) The Real O’Neals (N) Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “The Patriot” (Local Programming) Jimmy Kimmel Live ’ (Local Programming) NCIS Gibbs probes an anti-government militia. Bull (N) ’ (CC) NCIS: New Orleans “Let It Ride” (N) (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) Late Show-Colbert (Local Programming) The Flash Barry looks for a way to stop Savitar. No Tomorrow “No Sleep ’Til Reykjavik” (N) (CC) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) New Girl (N) (CC) (DVS) (:31) The Mick (N) ’ (:01) Bones (N) ’ (PA) (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) The Wall “Ebony and Deanna” (N) ’ (CC) This Is Us Rebecca forgets Jack’s birthday. (N) Chicago Fire “Who Lives and Who Dies” (N) ’ (Local Programming) Tonight Show-J. Fallon (Local Programming) American Experience ’ (CC) (DVS) Frontline “Divided States of America” Political divisions. (N) ’ (Part 1 of 2) (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show The X-Files Bizarre illness strikes divers. (CC) The X-Files Agents study radiation disease. (CC) 11Alive News at 10 (N) Corrupt Crimes (CC) Forensic Files ’ (CC) NOVA Mountain tombs in the Himalayas. ’ Globe Trekker ’ (CC) (DVS) Kangaroo Dundee “Welcome to the Mob” (CC) Kangaroo Dundee “Potty Mouth” ’ (CC) Kangaroo Dundee A kangaroo has a baby. (CC) The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory ››‡ “Shark Tale” (2004, Comedy) Voices of Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger. Seinfeld “The Deal” ’ Seinfeld “The Soup” Rules of Engagement The Middle ’ (CC) Intervention ’ (CC) Intervention ’ (CC) Intervention A house flipper falls on hard times. Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath ’ Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath ’ (4:30) ›››› “The Dark Knight” (2008) (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) Shawshank The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (N) (CC) The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (N) Ladies of London (N) 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) (6:52) Futurama (CC) (:24) Futurama ’ (CC) (7:56) Tosh.0 (CC) (:28) Tosh.0 (CC) Tosh.0 (CC) Tosh.0 (CC) Tosh.0 (CC) Tosh.0 “Three Cheese” The Daily Show At Midnight With Chris Moonshiners “Dog Days of Shining” ’ (CC) Moonshiners: Outlaw Cuts (N) ’ (CC) Moonshiners “Episode 9” (N) ’ (CC) Killing Fields “Smoking Gun” (N) ’ (CC) Moonshiners “Episode 9” ’ (CC) College Basketball Kentucky at Mississippi State. From Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Miss. College Basketball Michigan at Wisconsin. From Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) College Basketball Texas at Baylor. From the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. (N) (Live) 2017 Australian Open Tennis Second Round. From Melbourne, Australia. (N) (Live) (CC) E! News (N) (CC) ››› “Mean Girls” (2004, Comedy) Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey. (CC) Revenge Body With Khloé Kardashian (CC) E! News (N) (CC) The First 100 Days (N) (CC) The O’Reilly Factor (N) (CC) America’s Newsroom (N) (CC) The O’Reilly Factor (CC) Chopped Veal burgers; dessert burgers. (CC) Chopped Junior “Chia Frets” (N) (CC) Chopped “Military Vets” (CC) Chopped Comfort food; pasta and pie. (N) (CC) Chopped Hummus chips and ground bison. (CC) ›‡ “Big Daddy” (1999, Comedy) Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart. ’ (CC) ››‡ “Bruce Almighty” (2003, Comedy) Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman. ’ (CC) The 700 Club ’ (CC) UFC Unleashed UFC Main Event UFC Fight Flashback Beneath the Ice ’16-’17 XTERRA Adventures Destination Polaris Inside the Big East ’ World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic - Part 2. ›››‡ “Gone Girl” (2014, Mystery) Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris. Premiere. ’ (CC) Taboo “Episode 2” An arrival threatens James’ plans. (N) ’ (CC) Taboo “Episode 2” ’ Last Man Standing ’ Last Man Standing ’ Last Man Standing ’ Last Man Standing ’ The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle “The Safe” The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) Fixer Upper (CC) Fixer Upper A home renovation for a veteran. Fixer Upper (N) (CC) House Hunters (N) (CC) Hunters Int’l Fixer Upper A couple are first-time buyers. (CC) The Curse of Oak Island ’ (CC) The Curse of Oak Island: Digging Deeper (N) The Curse of Oak Island “About Face” (N) (CC) (:03) Forged in Fire “The Zweihander” (N) (CC) (:03) The Curse of Oak Island “About Face” ’ Dance Moms “No Clowning Around” (CC) Dance Moms (N) (CC) Dance Moms “ALDC Ain’t Dead Yet” (N) (CC) To Be Announced Paradise Run (N) (CC) The Thundermans (CC) The Thundermans (CC) Game Shakers ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House “Shape Up” Friends Fertility clinic. Friends ’ (CC) Seinfeld ’ (CC) Seinfeld “The Barber” The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Conan (N) (CC) (5:30) ›››› “The Sea Hawk” (1940) (CC) ››‡ “Jailhouse Rock” (1957) Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler. (CC) (DVS) (:45) ››‡ “Weary River” (1929, Musical) Richard Barthelmess, Betty Compson. (CC) Two Way Stretch ›››‡ “Gravity” (2013, Science Fiction) Sandra Bullock, George Clooney. (CC) (DVS) ››‡ “Disturbia” (2007, Suspense) Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Sarah Roemer. (CC) (DVS) The Last Ship “Uneasy Lies the Head” (CC) The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Teachers (N) (CC) (:31) Throwing Shade The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ NCIS Gibbs’ barber comes to him for help. ’ WWE SmackDown! (N) ’ (Live) (CC) Shooter Proving Bob Lee’s innocence. (N) (:01) Incorporated “Executables” (CC) (DVS)


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(Local Programming) The Bachelor (N) ’ (CC) Big Fan (N) ’ (CC) Big Fan (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Jimmy Kimmel Live ’ (Local Programming) Kevin Can Wait (N) ’ Man With a Plan (N) ’ 2 Broke Girls (N) (CC) The Odd Couple (N) ’ Scorpion “Faux Money Maux Problems” (N) ’ (Local Programming) Late Show-Colbert (Local Programming) Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) Gotham Falcone places a hit on Gordon. (N) ’ (:01) Lucifer “Stewardess Interruptus” (N) ’ (Local Programming) (Local Programming) The New Celebrity Apprentice “Candy for a Billionaire” Marketing campaign for motorcycles. (N) Timeless Lucy is kidnapped and taken to 1893. (Local Programming) Tonight Show-J. Fallon (Local Programming) Antiques Roadshow “Fort Worth” (N) (CC) Antiques Roadshow “Santa Clara” (CC) Independent Lens “What Was Ours” (N) ’ (Local Programming) The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Streetwise” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Signature” 11Alive News at 10 (N) Corrupt Crimes (CC) The List (N) ’ (CC) The Doctor Blake Mysteries ’ (CC) Midsomer Murders ’ (Part 1 of 2) (CC) Midsomer Murders (:40) Foyle’s War “The Russian House” (CC) (:33) Endeavour on Masterpiece An unknown menace stalks Oxford. ’ The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory ›‡ “Surviving Christmas” (2004, Comedy) Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate. Seinfeld ’ (CC) Seinfeld ’ (CC) Rules of Engagement The Middle ’ (CC) Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath ’ Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath ’ Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath ’ Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath ’ Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath ’ (5:30) ›› “Predators” (2010) Adrien Brody. ›››› “The Dark Knight” (2008, Action) Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart. (CC) ››› Batman Begins Vanderpump Rules Stassi and Ariana celebrate. Timber Creek Lodge “A Hard 7 at Best” (N) Vanderpump Rules “The D Pic” (N) Summer House “Codependence Day” (N) 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) (6:52) Futurama (CC) (:24) Futurama ’ (CC) (7:56) South Park (CC) (:28) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) The Daily Show At Midnight With Chris Fast N’ Loud: Revved Up (N) ’ (CC) Fast N’ Loud The Monkeys build a ’55 Chevy. (:01) Diesel Brothers “Callout Fallout” (N) (CC) (:01) Fast N’ Loud “Episode 6” ’ (CC) College Basketball Syracuse at North Carolina. (N) (Live) College Basketball Kansas at Iowa State. From Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) Women’s College Basketball Notre Dame at Tennessee. (N) (Live) 2017 Australian Open Tennis First Round. From Melbourne, Australia. (N) (Live) (CC) ››› “The Parent Trap” (1998) Lindsay Lohan. An 11-year-old meets her California twin, and they plot to reunite their divorced parents. (CC) ››› “Mean Girls” (2004, Comedy) Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey. (CC) The First 100 Days (N) (CC) The O’Reilly Factor (N) (CC) America’s Newsroom (N) (CC) The O’Reilly Factor (CC) Cake Wars “Beauty & the Beast” (CC) Kids Baking Championship (N) (CC) Cake Wars “Happy Feet” inspired cakes. (N) Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Ginormous Food (CC) Diners, Drive “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” Shadowhunters “Parabatai Lost” (N) ’ (CC) Beyond Holden uncovers an important clue. (N) Shadowhunters “Parabatai Lost” ’ (CC) The 700 Club ’ (CC) College Basketball Miami at Pittsburgh. From Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Women’s College Basketball Wake Forest at Virginia Tech. World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic - Part 2. (5:00) ››‡ “The Karate Kid” (2010) ’ (CC) ›› “When the Game Stands Tall” (2014, Docudrama) Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, Alexander Ludwig. ’ (CC) ›› “When the Game Stands Tall” (2014) Jim Caviezel. ’ (CC) Last Man Standing ’ Last Man Standing ’ Last Man Standing ’ Last Man Standing ’ The Middle (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) Love It or List It (CC) House Hunters (N) (CC) Hunters Int’l Love It or List It (N) (CC) House Hunters (N) (CC) Hunters Int’l Tiny House Hunters Tiny House Hunters American Pickers “May the Ford Be With You” American Pickers “Rock and a Hard Place” ’ American Pickers (N) ’ (CC) (:03) Pawn Stars (N) ’ (:33) Pawn Stars (N) ’ (:03) Forged in Fire “The Pata” ’ (CC) (5:00) ››› “Selena” (1997) Jennifer Lopez. “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le” (2016) Rhyon Nicole Brown, Curtis Hamilton. (CC) (:02) Vivica’s Black Magic “Finding Magic” (CC) (:02) Vivica’s Black Magic (CC) “Rufus 2” (2017) Jace Norman. Premiere. ’ Bunsen Is a Beast! (N) Henry Danger ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Family Guy (CC) (DVS) Family Guy (CC) (DVS) Family Guy (CC) (DVS) American Dad ’ American Dad ’ Family Guy (CC) (DVS) Family Guy (CC) (DVS) Family Guy (CC) (DVS) Conan (N) (CC) (6:30) ››› “Stormy Weather” (1943) (CC) ››› “You Got to Move” (1985, Documentary) Premiere. ››‡ “Freedom on My Mind” (1994, Documentary) Premiere. NBA Tip-Off (N) (Live) (CC) NBA Basketball Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors. From Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. (N) (Live) (CC) NBA Basketball Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers. (N) The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show (:12) The Andy Griffith Show “Bargain Day” Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Swing” ’ WWE Monday Night RAW (N) ’ (Live) (CC) (:05) Colony Broussard returns home.



America’s Funniest Home Videos (N) ’ (CC) To Tell the Truth (N) ’ (CC) To Tell the Truth (N) ’ (CC) Conviction “Enemy Combatant” (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) 60 Minutes (N) ’ (CC) NCIS: Los Angeles “Hot Water” (N) (CC) (DVS) Madam Secretary “The Detour” (N) ’ (CC) Elementary Investigating a clown’s murder. (N) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) NFL Football FOX NFL Postgame (N) The Simpsons Marge opens a shop. (N) ’ Son of Zorn (N) ’ Family Guy (N) ’ (Local Programming) Dateline NBC (N) ’ (CC) To Be Announced (Local Programming) Sherlock on Masterpiece “The Final Problem” The duo’s greatest challenge. (N) (CC) Victoria on Masterpiece “Doll 123” Princess Victoria becomes queen. (N) (CC) (Local Programming) ›››‡ “March of the Penguins” (2005, Documentary) The Simpsons ’ (CC) The Simpsons ’ (CC) The Simpsons ’ (CC) 11Alive News at 10PM Corrupt Crimes (CC) ››› “Death at a Funeral” (2007) (6:00) Freedom Riders: American Experience 1964: The Fight for a Right ’ (CC) One Night in March ’ STAND! Untold Stories of the Civil Rights African American Museum ’ (CC) Eye on the 60s: Iconic The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Modern Family ’ (CC) Modern Family ’ (CC) ››› “Collateral” (2004, Suspense) Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith. Major Crimes (CC) Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath ’ Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath ’ Hoarders Possession leads to possessions. (N) (:01) Hoarders Overload “Joyce & Kimberly” (N) (:13) The First 48 (CC) (:43) The First 48 (CC) (5:00) Ender’s Game ›› “Predators” (2010, Science Fiction) Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga. (CC) ››‡ “John Carter” (2012, Science Fiction) Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe. (CC) The Real Housewives of Atlanta (N) The Real Housewives of Atlanta (N) First Family of Hip Hop (N) (CC) (:01) The Real Housewives of Atlanta Watch What Housewives/Atl. CNN Newsroom With Poppy Harlow (N) (CC) Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown “Russia” Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown “Korea” Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown “Iran” (CC) Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown “Libya” (CC) (6:50) ›› “Beerfest” (2006, Comedy) Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan. (CC) ›› “Super Troopers” (2001, Comedy) Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme. Roast Battle II (N) (CC) Comedy Central Roast Alaska: The Last Frontier “Bracing for Change” Alaska: The Last Frontier Exposed (N) ’ (CC) Alaska: The Last Frontier “Gold Rush” (N) (CC) Everest Rescue Jason preps for a high landing. The Wheel “Episode 1” ’ (CC) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) NFL PrimeTime (N) (Live) (CC) NBA Basketball Chicago Bulls at Memphis Grizzlies. From the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. (N) (Live) (CC) SportsCenter (N) (CC) 2017 Australian Open Tennis First Round. From Melbourne, Australia. (N) (Live) (CC) Mariah’s World “Mimi’s Anniversary” (CC) Mariah’s World “Catching Feelings” (CC) Mariah’s World “The Show Must Go On” (N) The Royals Christmas comes to the palace. (N) Mariah’s World “The Show Must Go On” (CC) (5:00) Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What (N) Special Report With Bret Baier (N) (CC) Watters’ World (CC) The Greg Gutfeld Show (CC) Fox News Reporting (CC) Guy’s Grocery Games (CC) Guy’s Grocery Games (N) (CC) Worst Cooks in America “All Aboard!” (N) (CC) Cooks vs. Cons Stuffed peppers; cheesy dishes. Cooks vs. Cons “Fish and Chip Championship” (5:20) ››› “The Hunger Games” (2012) Jennifer Lawrence. ’ (CC) ››› “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013, Science Fiction) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth. ’ (CC) World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic - Part 1. World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic - Part 2. The Auto Show “SEMA” World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic - Part 1. World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic - Part 2. (4:30) ›› “Transformers: Age of Extinction” ››› “Lucy” (2014, Action) Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik. ’ (CC) ››› “Lucy” (2014, Action) Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik. ’ (CC) “Unleashing Mr. Darcy” (2016, Romance) Ryan Paevey, Cindy Busby, Frances Fisher. (CC) “Love by Chance” (2016, Romance) Ben Ayers, Beau Garrett, Brenda Strong. (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) Fixer Upper A home renovation for a veteran. Beachfront Bargain Beachfront Bargain Caribbean Life (N) (CC) Caribbean Life (N) (CC) Island Life (N) (CC) Island Life (N) (CC) House Hunters (CC) Hunters Int’l Transition of Power: The Presidency ’ (CC) The 44th President: In His Own Words (N) ’ (CC) (:03) Transition of Power: The Presidency (CC) “If Looks Could Kill” (2016, Suspense) Gary Sievers, Stefanie Estes. Premiere. (CC) “Open Marriage” (2017, Drama) Tilky Jones, Nikki Leigh, Kelly Dowdle. (CC) (:02) “If Looks Could Kill” (2016) Gary Sievers. School of Rock (CC) The Thundermans (CC) Crashletes (N) ’ (CC) Jagger Eaton’s Mega Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) (5:45) ›‡ “The Bounty Hunter” (2010) (CC) ›› “Horrible Bosses 2” (2014, Comedy) Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis. Premiere. (CC) (DVS) ›› “Horrible Bosses 2” (2014, Comedy) Jason Bateman. (CC) (DVS) (6:00) ›››› “An American in Paris” (1951) ››› “Sweet Smell of Success” (1957, Drama) Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Marty Milner. (CC) ›››› “The Ladykillers” (1955, Comedy) Alec Guinness, Katie Johnson, Cecil Parker. (CC) (5:30) ››‡ “The A-Team” (2010) (CC) (DVS) The Librarians “And the Fatal Separation” (N) ›››‡ “Gravity” (2013) Sandra Bullock, George Clooney. Premiere. (CC) (DVS) The Librarians “And the Fatal Separation” (CC) Reba “Switch” ’ (CC) Reba “Ring-a-Ding” Reba “Ring-a-Ding” Reba ’ (CC) Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Beef” ’ 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) Fresh Off the Boat (N) Speechless (N) (CC) Modern Family ’ (:31) blackish (N) ’ Match Game (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Jimmy Kimmel Live ’ (Local Programming) Undercover Boss (N) ’ (CC) People’s Choice Awards 2017 (N) ’ (Live) (CC) (Local Programming) Late Show-Colbert (Local Programming) Arrow A clue ties Prometheus to Oliver’s past. Frequency “Harmonic” (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) Lethal Weapon “Brotherly Love” (N) (CC) (DVS) (:01) Star A familiar face seeks Jahil’s help. (N) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) Blindspot “Devil Never Even Lived” (N) ’ (CC) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (N) ’ Chicago P.D. “Sanctuary” (N) ’ (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) Tonight Show-J. Fallon (Local Programming) Nature Moose in the Canadian Rockies. ’ (CC) Frontline “Divided States of America” Racial tensions in America. (N) ’ (Part 2 of 2) (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Aftershocks” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ’ (CC) 11Alive News at 10 (N) Corrupt Crimes (CC) Forensic Files ’ (CC) Antiques Roadshow Felipe Orlando abstract oil. Antiques Roadshow Antiques Roadshow Poldark on Masterpiece “Episode One” (CC) Poldark on Masterpiece “Episode Two” (CC) Poldark on Masterpiece “Episode Three” (CC) The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory College Basketball Virginia at Boston College. From the Conte Forum in Boston. (N) (Live) Seinfeld “The Note” Seinfeld ’ (CC) Rules of Engagement The Middle ’ (CC) Duck Dynasty ’ (CC) Duck Dynasty ’ (CC) Duck Dynasty ’ (CC) Duck Dynasty ’ (CC) Duck Dynasty (N) (CC) (:31) Going Si-ral (N) (:01) Duck Dynasty ’ (:32) Duck Dynasty ’ (:03) Duck Dynasty ’ (:33) Duck Dynasty ’ (4:30) ››‡ “Armageddon” (1998) (CC) ››› “The Italian Job” (2003, Crime Drama) Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton. (CC) ››‡ “Man on Fire” (2004) Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning. (CC) The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (N) Watch What Real Housewives Erin Burnett OutFront (N) (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) (CC) Obama’s Last Days (N) (CC) CNN Tonight With Don Lemon (N) (CC) (6:54) South Park (CC) (:27) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) Workaholics (N) (CC) Jeff & Some Aliens (N) The Daily Show At Midnight With Chris Alaskan Bush People “All That Matters” (CC) Alaskan Bush People: Off the Grid (N) ’ (CC) Alaskan Bush People “Episode 19” (N) ’ (CC) Bering Sea Gold “Uncharted Waters” (N) (CC) Alaskan Bush People “Episode 19” ’ (CC) NBA Countdown (N) (Live) NBA Basketball Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons. From the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich. (N) (Live) NBA Basketball Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors. (N) College Basketball Oklahoma at West Virginia. From WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va. (N) 2017 Australian Open Tennis Second Round. From Melbourne, Australia. (N) (Live) (CC) E! News (N) (CC) Total Divas Bryan receives a new job offer. (CC) Total Divas Lana runs into chaos during her trip. Total Divas Lana runs into chaos during her trip. E! News (N) (CC) The First 100 Days (N) (CC) The O’Reilly Factor (N) (CC) America’s Newsroom (N) (CC) The O’Reilly Factor (CC) Worst Cooks in America (CC) Cooks vs. Cons “Apple Apocalypse” (CC) Cooks vs. Cons Salad bar toppings; coffee. (N) Cooks vs. Cons “Crab Cake Crazy” (CC) Worst Cooks in America “All Aboard!” (CC) ››‡ “Bruce Almighty” (2003, Comedy) Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman. ’ (CC) ›› “Tooth Fairy” (2010, Comedy) Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Stephen Merchant. ’ (CC) The 700 Club ’ (CC) College Basketball Notre Dame at Florida State. (N) (Live) College Basketball Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech. From Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va. (N) College Basketball Notre Dame at Florida State. (5:00) ›››‡ “Gone Girl” (2014) Ben Affleck. ››‡ “Fast & Furious 6” (2013, Action) Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson. ’ (CC) ››‡ “Fast & Furious 6” (2013) Vin Diesel. Last Man Standing ’ Last Man Standing ’ Last Man Standing ’ Last Man Standing ’ The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) Property Brothers: Buying & Selling (CC) Property Brothers (CC) Property Brothers (N) (CC) House Hunters (CC) Hunters Int’l Property Brothers Nancy looks for a home. (CC) American Pickers ’ (CC) Vikings The Viking army begins to gather. ’ Vikings Ragnar’s plan comes to fruition. (N) ’ (:01) SIX “Pilot” (Series Premiere) (N) ’ (CC) (:01) SIX “Pilot” ’ (CC) Vivica’s Black Magic (CC) Little Women: Atlanta (N) (CC) Little Women: Atlanta (N) (CC) (:02) Vivica’s Black Magic (N) (CC) (:02) Vivica’s Black Magic (CC) Paradise Run (N) (CC) The Thundermans (CC) The Thundermans (CC) Game Shakers ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Seinfeld ’ (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 Full Frontal Conan (N) (CC) (6:15) ››› “Room for One More” (1952) (CC) ››› “It’s Always Fair Weather” (1955, Musical Comedy) Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey. (CC) ›››› “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” (1964, Musical) Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo. Bones Conspiracy surrounds a man’s death. ’ ›› “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family” (2011, Comedy-Drama) Tyler Perry. (CC) (DVS) ›› “Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail” (2009, Comedy) Tyler Perry, Derek Luke. (CC) (DVS) The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show (:12) The Andy Griffith Show (CC) Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ NCIS Gibbs must attend to family matters. ’ NCIS The team re-examines a hit-and-run. ’ NCIS The Secretary of Navy is bugged. ’ NCIS Ellie adjusts to being on the team. ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’

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(Local Programming) Last Man Standing ’ (:31) Dr. Ken (N) (CC) 20/20 “The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump” (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Jimmy Kimmel Live ’ (Local Programming) Change and Challenge: The Inauguration Hawaii Five-0 “Ka Laina Ma Ke One” (N) (CC) Blue Bloods “The One That Got Away” (N) ’ (Local Programming) Late Show-Colbert (Local Programming) The Vampire Diaries (N) ’ (CC) Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) Rosewood An escape artist is found dead. (N) Sleepy Hollow “Heads of State” (N) (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) Grimm Nick has a plan to stop Capt. Renard. (N) Emerald City “Science and Magic” (N) ’ (CC) Dateline NBC (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Tonight Show-J. Fallon (Local Programming) Washington Week (N) Charlie Rose Alicia Keys -- Landmarks Live in Concert-Great American Masters Legacy of playwright August Wilson. ’ (CC) (Local Programming) The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show American Ninja Warrior ’ (Part 1 of 2) American Ninja Warrior ’ (Part 2 of 2) 11Alive News at 10 (N) Corrupt Crimes (CC) Forensic Files ’ (CC) (:02) Father Brown “The Deadly Seal” ’ (CC) Death in Paradise “Rue Morgue” ’ (CC) New Tricks Standing loses a poker game. (CC) Sherlock on Masterpiece “The Lying Detective” Sherlock faces a chilling enemy. ’ (CC) The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory ››‡ “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (2011, Adventure) Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane. Seinfeld “The Dog” ’ Rules of Engagement The Middle ’ (CC) The First 48 ’ (CC) The First 48 ’ (CC) Live PD “Live PD -- 01.20.17” Riding along with law enforcement. (N) ’ (Live) (CC) ›››› “Forrest Gump” (1994, Comedy-Drama) Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise. (CC) ›››› “Saving Private Ryan” (1998, War) Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore. (CC) The Real Housewives of Atlanta Married to Medicine (N) ›‡ “Little Fockers” (2010, Comedy) Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson. ›› “Delivery Man” (2013) Vince Vaughn. (CC) Inaugural Ball Live from the Inaugural Ball with Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett and Don Lemon. (N) (Live) (CC) (6:54) South Park (CC) (:27) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) South Park “Oh, Jeez” South Park (CC) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) The Daily Show (:36) Drunk History Gold Rush Todd Hoffman’s crew quits. ’ (CC) Gold Rush: Pay Dirt “Lifeline” (N) ’ (CC) Gold Rush Rick outperforms Parker. (N) ’ (CC) The Wheel “Episode 2” (N) ’ (CC) Gold Rush Rick outperforms Parker. ’ (CC) NBA Countdown (N) (Live) NBA Basketball Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets. From the Toyota Center in Houston. (N) (Live) NBA Basketball Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Lakers. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) 2017 Australian Open Tennis Third Round. From Melbourne, Australia. (N) (Live) (CC) E! News (N) (CC) ››› “Friends With Benefits” (2011, Romance-Comedy) Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson. (CC) So Cosmo (CC) E! News (N) (CC) The First 100 Days (N) (CC) The O’Reilly Factor (N) (CC) America’s Newsroom (N) (CC) The O’Reilly Factor (CC) Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Ginormous Food (N) Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive (6:00) ››‡ “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992) ’ (CC) ››› “Free Willy” (1993, Drama) Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Jayne Atkinson. Premiere. (CC) The 700 Club ’ (CC) Inside the Big East ’ Focused Snow Motion (N) XTERRA Adventures The Auto Show “SEMA” Tennis From New Haven, Conn. on Aug. 26, 2016. (6:00) ›› “XXX: State of the Union” (2005) ’ ››‡ “The Equalizer” (2014, Action) Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz. ’ (CC) ››‡ The Equalizer Last Man Standing ’ Last Man Standing ’ Home Improvement ’ Home Improvement ’ The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) Tiny House Hunters Tiny House Hunters 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 Transition of Power: The Presidency ’ (CC) The Making of Trump: Recut (N) (CC) (DVS) (:03) Transition of Power: The Presidency (CC) The Rap Game (CC) Bring It! (CC) Bring It! Performing a boxing-themed routine. (N) (:02) The Rap Game “Like a Boss” (N) (CC) (:02) The Rap Game “Like a Boss” (CC) “Rufus 2” (2017) Jace Norman. ’ (CC) Henry Danger A boy lands a job as a sidekick. Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Seinfeld (CC) Seinfeld ’ (CC) ›› “Horrible Bosses 2” (2014, Comedy) Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis. (CC) (DVS) ›› “Horrible Bosses 2” (2014, Comedy) Jason Bateman. (CC) (DVS) (5:45) ››› “A Face in the Crowd” (1957) ››› “The Saint in New York” (1938) Louis Hayward, Kay Sutton. (CC) ››› “The Saint Strikes Back” (1939) (CC) (:45) ›› “The Saint in London” (1939, Mystery) George Sanders. (CC) Castle A relationship therapist is murdered. ’ ››› “Edge of Tomorrow” (2014, Science Fiction) Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson. (CC) (DVS) ›› “The Chronicles of Riddick” (2004) Vin Diesel. (CC) (DVS) The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family “iSpy” Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’


JANUARY 19, 2017

(Local Programming) Grey’s Anatomy (N) ’ (CC) (:01) Scandal “Survival of the Fittest” (N) (CC) How to Get Away With Murder (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Jimmy Kimmel Live ’ (Local Programming) The Big Bang Theory (:31) The Great Indoors (:01) Mom (N) ’ (CC) Life in Pieces (N) (CC) Pure Genius A pop star has laryngeal cancer. (Local Programming) Late Show-Colbert (Local Programming) DC’s Legends of Tomorrow “The Chicago Way” Supernatural Lucifer lands in the White House. (Local Programming) (Local Programming) Hell’s Kitchen The remaining chefs compete. (N) (:01) My Kitchen Rules (N) ’ (PA) (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) The Good Place (N) (CC) (DVS) Chicago Med “Graveyard Shift” (N) (CC) (DVS) The Blacklist Liz tries to infiltrate a theft ring. (Local Programming) Tonight Show-J. Fallon (Local Programming) The This Old House Hour (N) ’ (CC) American Experience ’ (CC) (DVS) Antiques Roadshow “Fort Worth” (CC) (Local Programming) The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show Bones A con man misleads the team. ’ (CC) Bones Solving a murder in midair. ’ (CC) 11Alive News at 10 (N) Corrupt Crimes (CC) Forensic Files ’ (CC) (6:00) The White House: Inside Story ’ (CC) Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery Momentous Northwest expedition. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery Momentous Northwest expedition. The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory ›‡ “Killers” (2010, Action) Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Tom Selleck. Seinfeld “The Truth” Seinfeld “The Switch” Rules of Engagement The Middle ’ (CC) The First 48 “Blood Lust” ’ (CC) The First 48 A social activist is killed at a bar. The First 48 “Deadly Favor; Just Kids” (N) (CC) Nightwatch Purse snatcher takes a meal break. (:03) The First 48 Fatal slashing in New Orleans. (5:30) ››› “The Italian Job” (2003) (CC) ›››‡ “The Departed” (2006, Crime Drama) Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson. (CC) ››› Inside Man The Real Housewives of Atlanta The Real Housewives of Atlanta Top Chef Teams must design a restaurant. (N) (:15) The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 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) (6:52) Futurama (CC) (:24) Futurama ’ (CC) (7:56) Tosh.0 (CC) (:28) Tosh.0 (CC) Workaholics (CC) Tosh.0 (CC) Tosh.0 “Kitten Play” Tosh.0 (CC) The Daily Show At Midnight With Chris Fast N’ Loud The Monkeys build a ’55 Chevy. Fast N’ Loud: Revved Up (N) ’ (CC) Diesel Brothers “Callout Fallout” ’ (CC) Diesel Brothers Stunt driver Tanner Godfrey. ’ 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) (CC) 2017 Australian Open Tennis Third Round. (N) E! News (N) (CC) Revenge Body With Khloé Kardashian (N) (CC) (:15) Revenge Body With Khloé Kardashian (CC) Botched (CC) E! News (N) (CC) The First 100 Days (N) (CC) The O’Reilly Factor (N) (CC) America’s Newsroom (N) (CC) The O’Reilly Factor (CC) Chopped The chefs recreate the taco. (CC) Chopped Rare hot dogs; hot dog desserts. (CC) Chopped Whiskey and wings in every basket. Beat Bobby Flay (N) Beat Bobby Flay (CC) Beat Bobby Flay (CC) Beat Bobby Flay (CC) (6:30) ›› “Tooth Fairy” (2010) Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd. ’ (CC) ››‡ “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992, Comedy) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern. ’ (CC) The 700 Club ’ (CC) Women’s College Basketball Wake Forest at North Carolina. (N) (Live) Driven Driven ACC All-Access ’ XTERRA Adventures World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic - Part 2. (5:30) ›‡ “Identity Thief” (2013) ’ (CC) ›› “Let’s Be Cops” (2014, Comedy) Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr.. Premiere. ’ (CC) Baskets “Freaks” (N) Baskets ’ (CC) Baskets “Freaks” (CC) ›› Let’s Be Cops ’ Last Man Standing ’ Last Man Standing ’ Last Man Standing ’ Last Man Standing ’ The Middle ’ (CC) 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 (N) (CC) Flip or Flop (CC) House Hunters (N) (CC) Hunters Int’l House Hunters (CC) Hunters Int’l Pawn Stars ’ (CC) Pawn Stars (CC) (DVS) Alone A participant gets an infection. ’ (CC) Alone (N) ’ (CC) The Selection: Special Operations Experiment (:03) SIX “Pilot” ’ (CC) Project Runway: Junior (CC) Project Runway: Junior (N) (CC) Project Runway: Junior “Light Up the Runway” (:02) Tiny House Nation: Family Edition (N) (CC) (:02) Project Runway: Junior (CC) Paradise Run (N) (CC) The Thundermans (CC) ››› “Surf’s Up” (2007) Voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges. ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Nashville Rayna receives a stunning offer. ’ Seinfeld “The Pie” ’ Seinfeld ’ (CC) 2 Broke Girls 2 Broke Girls The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Conan (N) (CC) (5:30) ››› “The Razor’s Edge” (1946) (CC) ››› “Here Comes the Groom” (1951, Musical Comedy) Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman. (CC) ››‡ “Magic Town” (1947, Comedy-Drama) James Stewart, Jane Wyman. Premiere. NBA Tip-Off (N) (Live) (CC) NBA Basketball Washington Wizards at New York Knicks. From Madison Square Garden in New York. (N) (Live) (CC) NBA Basketball Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Clippers. (N) The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Transitions” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (CC) (DVS) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (CC) (DVS) Colony Jennifer visits Katie. (N) (CC) (DVS) (:02) Modern Family ’ (:32) Modern Family ’


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JANUARY 21, 2017 11 PM


(Local Programming) NBA Countdown (N) NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers. From Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (N) (Live) (CC) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) Ransom “The Box” (N) ’ (CC) To Be Announced 48 Hours ’ (CC) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) Lethal Weapon “Jingle Bell Glock” (CC) (DVS) Star A familiar face seeks Jahil’s help. ’ (Local Programming) Hell’s Kitchen “Fusion Confusion” (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) Figure Skating U.S. Championships: Ladies Free Skate. From Kansas City, Mo. (N) ’ (Live) (CC) (Local Programming) Saturday Night Live (N) (Local Programming) Austin City Limits “Margo Price; Hayes Carll” (Local Programming) Wheel of Fortune (CC) Jeopardy! ’ (CC) The X-Files Agents study radiation disease. (CC) Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ’ (CC) 11Alive News at 10PM Corrupt Crimes (CC) Ring of Honor Wrestling (CC) NewsHour Wk Ray Stevens CabaRay ››› “9 to 5” (1980, Comedy) Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton. Variety Studio: Actors on Actors ’ (CC) Pioneers of Television “Sitcoms” ’ (CC) Atlanta Eats Hosted by Steak Shapiro. The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ ›› “Fred Claus” (2007, Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Miranda Richardson. Family Guy ’ (CC) Family Guy ’ (CC) Storage Wars ’ (CC) Storage Wars ’ (CC) Storage Wars ’ (CC) Storage Wars ’ (CC) Storage Wars ’ (CC) Storage Wars ’ (CC) (:01) Storage Wars ’ (:32) Storage Wars ’ (:03) Storage Wars ’ (:33) Storage Wars ’ ›››› “Titanic” (1997, Historical Drama) Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane. A society girl abandons her haughty fiance for a penniless artist on the ill-fated ship’s maiden voyage. (CC) ›››› Titanic (1997) ›‡ “Little Fockers” (2010, Comedy) Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson. ››› “Friends With Benefits” (2011, Romance-Comedy) Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson. Premiere. Friends With Benefits 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) (:15) Futurama “Parasites Lost” ’ (CC) (7:50) ››‡ “Just Friends” (2005, Romance-Comedy) Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris. ››‡ “Hot Tub Time Machine” (2010, Comedy) John Cusack, Rob Corddry. (CC) (3:00) Barrett-Jackson Live (N) ’ (Live) (CC) Alaskan Bush People “The Book of Matt” (CC) Alaskan Bush People “Episode 18” ’ (CC) Alaskan Bush People “Episode 19” ’ (CC) Alaskan Bush People “Back in Browntown” ’ (6:00) College Basketball Teams TBA. (N) (Live) (:15) College Basketball Teams TBA. (N) (Live) (:15) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) College Basketball SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) 2017 Australian Open Tennis Round of 16. From Melbourne, Australia. (N) (Live) (CC) (5:30) ››‡ “It’s Complicated” (2009) (CC) ›› “Monster-in-Law” (2005, Romance-Comedy) Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan. (CC) ›› “Monster-in-Law” (2005) Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda. (CC) Fox Report (N) (CC) Watters’ World (CC) Justice With Judge Jeanine (N) (CC) The Greg Gutfeld Show (N) (CC) Red Eye With Tom Shillue (CC) Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (CC) Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (CC) Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (CC) Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives “Pizza Party” (CC) (6:45) ›››‡ “The Incredibles” (2004, Comedy) Voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson. ’ (CC) (:25) ›››‡ “Frozen” (2013, Musical Comedy) Voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff. ’ (CC) Destination Polaris XTERRA Adventures College Basketball Providence at Villanova. From The Pavilion in Villanova, Pa. College Basketball Marquette at Creighton. From CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. (6:00) ››‡ “Fast & Furious 6” (2013, Action) Vin Diesel, Paul Walker. ’ (CC) ››› “Lucy” (2014, Action) Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik. ’ (CC) Taboo An arrival threatens James’ plans. (CC) “A Royal Winter” (2017, Drama) Merritt Patterson, Jack Donnelly, Samantha Bond. (CC) “Birthday Wish” (2017, Drama) Jessy Schram, Luke Macfarlane. Premiere. (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) Flip or Flop (CC) Flip or Flop (CC) Property Brothers “Not Ready for the Suburbs” Property Brothers (CC) House Hunters Renovation (N) (CC) Log Cabin Living (N) Log Cabin Living (N) Counting Cars ’ (CC) Counting Cars ’ (CC) Counting Cars ’ (CC) Counting Cars ’ Counting Cars (:32) Counting Cars ’ (:03) Counting Cars ’ (:33) Counting Cars ’ (:03) SIX “Pilot” ’ (CC) (6:00) ›› “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” (2012) “Beaches” (2017, Drama) Idina Menzel, Nia Long, Colin Lawrence. Premiere. (CC) (:02) Beaches Music Special (N) (CC) (:02) Vivica’s Black Magic (CC) Henry Danger ’ (CC) Henry Danger ’ (CC) The Thundermans (N) Nicky, Ricky School of Rock (N) ’ Henry Danger ’ (CC) Full House (CC) Full House (CC) Friends ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) 2 Broke Girls ’ 2 Broke Girls ’ 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 Cable Guy (6:00) ››› “Bend of the River” (1952) (CC) ››› “Boomerang!” (1947, Drama) Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt. (CC) (:45) ››‡ “Fallen Angel” (1945, Crime Drama) Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell. (CC) While the City Sleeps (5:30) ››› “Edge of Tomorrow” (2014) ›››‡ “Gravity” (2013, Science Fiction) Sandra Bullock, George Clooney. (CC) (DVS) ›››‡ “Gravity” (2013, Science Fiction) Sandra Bullock, George Clooney. (CC) (DVS) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) The Golden Girls (CC) Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond Everybody Raymond The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ (6:00) ››‡ “Red” (2010, Action) Bruce Willis. Premiere. (CC) (DVS) ››‡ “Red 2” (2013, Action) Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker. Premiere. (CC) (DVS) Colony Jennifer visits Katie. (CC) (DVS)

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9 p.m. on FOX Son of Zorn Craig (Tim Meadows) seeks Zorn’s (voice of Jason Sudeikis) advice on becoming the best man he can be for Edie (Cheryl Hines) in the new episode “The Battle of Self-Acceptance.” Zorn seems the most likely source for Craig, since the latter wants to tap into his inner warrior. Alan (Johnny Pemberton) tries to overcome his deepest insecurity. Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) supplies a guest voice. Artemis Pebdani also stars.

10 p.m. on NBC Timeless Lucy’s (Abigail Spencer) destination is quite targeted when Flynn (Goran Visnjic) abducts her in the new episode “The World’s Columbian Exposition.” That is another name for the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, where the only person who may be able to help Lucy is someone by the name of Harry Houdini. (Yes, that Houdini.) Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) make their own rescue attempt across time anyway. Sakina Jaffrey and Paterson Joseph also star.


10 p.m. on ABC Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s a bad time for Coulson and Mack (Clark Gregg, Henry Simmons) to be away from the rest of the team in the new episode “The Patriot.” They learn something about Director Mace (guest star Jason O’Mara) that poses a threat to all of the agents unless a warning can be delivered in time. Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes”) also guest stars. Ming-Na Wen,

Goran Visnjic Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge also star.

WEDNESDAY 9 p.m. on CBS People’s Choice Awards 2017 The annual event — in which the public votes for favorites in movies, television, music and digital media from the past year — is broadcast from the Microsoft Theater L.A. Live, with Joel McHale (“The Great Indoors”) serving as host. Topping the motion-picture nominees is “Captain America: Civil War” with seven bids, while “Grey’s Anatomy” leads TV contenders with five

nominations. Up for three awards here, Ellen DeGeneres would set a record with one win. 9 p.m. on HIST Vikings During the course of this series, iconoclastic Viking leader Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) repeatedly proved himself to be master of the long game when it came to taking down his enemies. That’s never been more true than in tonight’s new episode “Revenge,” in which Ragnar’s ultimate act of vengeance — which required him to make the supreme sacrifice — achieves fruition as the Viking army lands on the coast of Northumbria, determined to punish the treacherous King Ecbert (Linus Roache) and his people.

THURSDAY 8 p.m. on ABC Grey’s Anatomy Lest there be any question of this medical drama’s continuing popularity, it’s the most-nominated television program in this year’s fan-chosen People’s Choice Awards. It resumes its 13th season with the new episode “You Can Look (But You d Better Not Touch),” taking Bailey, Arizona and Jo (Chandra Wilson, Jessica

Capshaw, Camilla Luddington) to a maximum-security prison for women to treat a pregnant, violence-prone teen. Caterina Scorsone also stars. 10 p.m. on USA Colony A wary Will (Josh Holloway) decides to put his trust in an old friend in the Santa Monica bloc in a new episode called “Somewhere Out There.” Meanwhile, Jennifer (Kathleen Rose Perkins) pays a visit to Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies), and Bram (Alex Neustaedter) meets the camp commandant.

FRIDAY 9 p.m. on CW Crazy Ex-Girlfriend The famous Santa Ana winds allegedly make people act a little crazy, and that phenomenon strikes those in West Covina in the new episode “Josh Is the Man of My Dreams, Right?” Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) gets better-acquainted with Nathaniel (Scott Michael Foster), and Paula and Darryl (Donna Lynne Champlin, Pete Gardner) reach a tipping point with each other. Vincent Rodriguez III, Gabrielle Ruiz and Vella Lovell also star.

SATURDAY 8 p.m. on LIFE Movie: Beaches The original 1988 big-screen dramedy from Garry Marshall — which starred Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey as two gal pals whose friendship since childhood sustains them — helped define the “chick-lit tearjerker” movie genre and became an instant classic among fans. That means Idina Menzel and Nia Long have their work cut out for them as they take over the Midler and Hershey roles, respectively, in this new and updated TV movie remake. Gabriella Pizzolo, Sanai Victoria and Antonio Cupo also star.

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Berkmar High hosts food drive for CARE closet During the recent Clody Memorial Invitational, Berkmar High’s swim and dive team hosted a food drive for the school’s Community Assistance and Resource Effort, or CARE, closet. CARE closets have grown in popularity in recent months across Gwinnett, and are in several schools. A CARE Closet is a confidential school-based food pantry available to students who don’t have access to enough food. Berkmar High is one of four known Gwinnett schools that have CARE Closets.

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Winn Holt earn Georgia Shape health grant Winn Holt Elementary School was recently given a $5,000 Georgia Shape school health grant. Georgia Shape is Gov. Nathan Deal’s childhood obesity initiative that gives funding for nutriKeith Farner tion and physical activity programs. The original CARE Winn Holt Elementary Closet was started by sibwill use its grant to suplings at Peachtree Ridge. port nutrition and physical Berkmar plans to host activity initiatives includanother food drive during a ing: improving physical countywide swimming and activity during recess diving meet from Jan. 18 with the purchase of new through Jan. 21. playground equipment,

engaging school nutrition staff in providing nutrition education to students; and a “drink water” social marketing campaign. Funding from Georgia Shape school health grants is intended to empower schools to implement activities that promote lifelong healthy behaviors, many of which combat obesity and mitigate other chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Keith Farner writes about education. Good News from Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Daily Post.

Peachtree Ridge High School students Lauren and Steven Seroyer started the first CARE closet in Gwinnett. There are several across the county, and Berkmar High has held food drives to support its CARE closet. (File Photo)

Setting goals can undermine success and erode happiness What are you going to accomplish this year? Or perhaps at this point, a better question might be, what were you going to accomplish? Have you already given up that plan to lose 10 pounds? Is making a million still on the table? If you’re like most people, you set your sights high. Living up to those aspirations is more challenging, though. One reason so many of us fail to achieve our goals is because of the way we frame our objectives. It’s a human habit to frame goals in terms of what you want to accomplish. We have a tendency to talk about goals in reference to their outcome. In other

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Lisa McLeod words, it’s a “do” goal: it’s an end game with little or no reference to the behaviors involved in achieving a goal. You’re more effective framing goals in terms of what you want to be. It’s a nuanced difference with game-changing implications, for organizations and

individuals. Let’s look at a simple example, the age-old resolution to lose 10 pounds often abandoned by January, after little to no progress. Instead of a “do goal,” (lose 10 pounds), framing it as a “be goal” of wanting to be healthier provides more daily motivation. You can be healthier right away. You can also stay (mostly) healthy with lots of small choices. Losing weight shifts from being the goal, to becoming an indicator of how well you are being the person you want to be. This is an important difference. The way we establish and talk about our goals is a determinate in how

we act upon them. The same thing applies to organizations. Organizations will say, we want to get our productivity to X level, or we want to achieve a certain dollar figure. Those are worthy goals, but they’re a fixed point in time. If you want to be a market leader, you can start acting like that now. It gives your people a template to modify their behavior. So, instead of saying “We want to get our revenue to X by this date” try, “We want to be a better resource to our customers.” When your goal is to be a better resource for customers, you’re more likely to send helpful articles, ask better ques-

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



Archie was left at the Georgia SPCA in November, emaciated and lethargic. He would not eat or drink. He was checked for parasites and dewormed. After no improvement, he was sent to the vet for further testing.


After a round of antibiotics and no results, X-rays were performed. A small foreign object was seen in his stomach. The object was too small to know for sure what is was. The vets performed exploratory surgery and found a string reaching from his stomach to nearly the end of his small intestines. It appeared to have been in there for a while because it caused damage to the intestines so they had to remove bits of the damaged intestines.

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Dr. King and the power of humility

Rob Jenkins

(The following is an excerpt from “The 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders,” reprinted here in honor of Dr. King’s birthday.) In the spring of 1963,

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Birmingham, Ala., to help organize the marches and sit-ins that eventually brought an end to that city’s Jim Crow laws.






He was arrested almost immediately, accused of being an “outside agitator.” While imprisoned, King penned the nowfamous “Letter from a

Birmingham Jail,” calling upon white Christian ministers to acknowledge the justice of his cause. That letter has since come to be regarded as one of the seminal documents of the civil rights movement. Many of the societal changes King championed came to pass in relatively short order, and the moral impact of his rhetoric continues to be felt to this day. But what was it that made his argument so powerful? For one thing, he immediately identified a persuadable audience, comprised of people who may have been inclined to listen. But even more important, he approached those people with humility — not from a position of servitude or weakness, nor with condescension, looking down as from the moral high ground, but as an equal, one person of good will speaking confidently to other people of good will. Look at how King closed his famous missive: “If I have said anything in this letter that overstates the truth and indicates an unreasonable impatience, I beg you to forgive me. If I have said anything that understates the truth and indicates my having a patience that allows me to settle for anything less than brotherhood, I beg God to forgive me. … I … hope that circumstances will soon make it possible for me to meet each of you, not as an integrationist or a civil-rights leader but as … a Christian brother.” Indeed, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” is

striking in the way that it maintains such a delicate balance between meekness and forcefulness. Although King is in fact instructing those white clergy on their moral responsibilities, he never sounds as if he is lecturing them — and more important, he never sounds as if he thinks he is better than they are. That is a remarkable accomplishment, given the times and what he himself was going through at the moment, locked away in a Birmingham jail cell. King’s example teaches us something vitally important about humility: Far from the popular conception of “meekness” as a synonym for “weakness,” it actually is a form of strength. Or perhaps we should say, rather, that humility is a source of strength, a reservoir of great power. Leaders who embrace and seek to internalize the virtue of humility do not simply fade into the background, as some might imagine. They do not become weak and thus prey for the strong in some Darwinian struggle for survival. Ultimately, they are the fittest, the strongest, and the most capable of leading. Rob Jenkins is a local freelance writer and the author of four books, including “Family Man: The Art of Surviving Domestic Tranquility” and “The 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders: Unlocking Your Leadership Potential” (with Karl Haden), both available at Books for Less in Buford and on Amazon. E-mail Rob at rjenkinsgdp@

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