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Police crack down on human trafficking Two arrested in Gwinnett as part of FBI’s Operation Cross Country X BY ERIKA WELLS
The Gwinnett County Police Department used additional resources
available through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s ‘Operation Cross Country X’ to help crack down on human trafficking this month. The federal operation
resulted in 82 sexually exploited minors being Vanessa Jernesha rescued from 239 pimps Lynn Jachelle Fuller Cummings and others in the U.S., Special Agent Stephen Atlanta field office. Emmett said Tuesday. “The main focus of Emmett is with the FBI’s our efforts for Opera-
tion Cross Country X was to go after those exploiting the children, primarily the pimps, and recover those being exploited in the sex trafficking business,” Emmett said. The FBI credited partnering Georgia nonprofits and government agencies including Gwinnett police for assisting.
Although Gwinnett police work year round to combat human trafficking, they regularly set up stings with regional agencies. At times, Gwinnett police may receive a call from an out-of-state agency with information about someone with Georgia ties
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Thousands vote early in Gwinnett BY ERIKA WELLS AND CURT YEOMANS firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Lilburn VIPs cut the ribbon officially opening the new Lilburn City Hall & Gwinnett County Public Library — Lilburn Branch on Tuesday evening. (Photos: Chris Roughgarden)
Leaders celebrate Lilburn City Hall, library opening BY CURT YEOMANS
Lilburn Mayor Johnny Crist harkened back to an anology he made at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Lilburn City Hall and Library building as he helped cut the ribbon to open the new facility on Tuesday. When officials broke ground on the joint county-city project last year, Crist compared the cooperation between the two governments to a couple getting married. As officials gathered again this week to celebrate the opening of the building, he compared it to a “house with many different rooms” that a newly married couple was moving into. “In many ways, this ribbon cutting ceremony represents a brand new relationship between Gwinnett County and the city of Lilburn,” Crist said. “We’re in this together. We’ve already signed the marriage documents, but now the real work of living together and working out that relationship begins.” The theme of a new era in relations between Gwinnett County and its cities hung over the ribbon cutting ceremony as officials on both sides gushed over the fruits of working together in Lilburn. County Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash compared it to the situation that
existed a few years ago when the county was embroiled in a legal battle with its cities over a service delivery strategy agreement. “This is a visible symbol of how far we’ve put that behind us and how excited we are, for the future, to work together to do good things,” Nash said. “If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that if we’re pulling together in the same direction, we’re going to make a heck of a lot more progress than if we’re pulling against each other.” Commissioner Lynette Howard added: “This is a great story about how counties and cities can work together, that we can do great things (together).” The City Hall-Library facility has been years in the making, with Lilburn and county officials
entering into an initial agreement to work on it together back in 2011. Construction on the $11.3 million building began in June 2015, with Hogan Construction hired to build it. The new City Hall portion of the building will open for business at 8:30 a.m., on Wednesday, but the library portion was open to the public following the ribbon cutting ceremony. As soon as the ribbon was cut to open the facility, about 200 people crowded into the building. Most of them were families who headed straight for the library to either check out the facilities or check in books they’d checked out at the old Lilburn branch and couldn’t return until this one opened. “The library is where we come
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Sewage from DNC bus dumped on Grayson Highway BY CURT YEOMANS firstname.lastname@example.org
together and share what we are and what we know,” Library board Chairman Dick Goodman said. “It’s where we come together as Americans and here, today, in Lilburn, this new facility cements knowledge and community in one place.” As for the breakdown on space, the new City Hall consolidates offices that were previously spread across various buildings around the city into a single 24,927-square-foot space. Officials also unveiled a portrait of the city’s namesake, Lilburn Trigg Myers, that Lilburn artist Peggy Sullens painted. The painting will be hung on the City Hall side of the building. Meanwhile, the new Lilburn library branch will take up about 18,864 square feet and be about twice the size of the previous branch. It has computerized checkout and check-in areas, several computer terminals, a children’s area, a teen area with Xbox games, quiet study rooms and a technology room where patrons can create items on a 3D printer, shoot a video or record music. Another 5,217 square feet of
Gwinnett County officials had clean up a mess left near the county’s elections office by a bus promoting presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, prompting an apology from the Democratic National Committee. Lawrenceville police responded to a call about a bus dumping sewage onto Grayson Highway in front of an O’Reilly Auto Parts store on the edge of the Lawrenceville Town Center shopping center. The shopping center is where the Gwinnett County elections office is located and where thousands of voters have voted early this week. The Gwinnett County Fire Department’s hazardous materials unit was called in to clean up the mess. “Crews found a small amount of discharged sewage material on the side of the roadway, adjacent to a storm drain,” fire department spokesman, Capt. Tommy Rutledge said. “According to a witness, the discharge was from a DNC tour bus that pulled into the lane off the main road. The tour bus was not at the scene when firefighters and Lawrenceville police arrived.” The dumping created a biohazard situation, but Rutledge said liquid discharge from the dumping had already evaporated by the time haz mat crews arrived. He said the debris that was still in the road, however, was collected into a biohazard bag and taken to a local hospital for proper disposal. Gwinnett County has separate sewage and stormwater systems. It was not immediately clear on Tuesday whether stormwater run-off goes directly into local waterways, or if it is processed through treatment and
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Bill Johnsa, Lilburn City Manager, welcomes the crowd at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Lilburn City Hall & Gwinnett County Public Library — Lilburn Branch on Tuesday evening.
More than 2,000 Gwinnett County voters braved unseasonably warm weather and cast their ballots within the first day-and-a-half of early voting for the upcoming election this week. As of noon on Tuesday, 2,170 ballots had been cast at the Gwinnett County Elections and Registration office in Lawrenceville, according to county MORE spokesman Joe Sorenson. ONLINE He explained that number Visit gwinnett includes 1,580 ballots dailypost.com for that were cast on Monday a photo gallery. alone, as well as another 590 on Tuesday morning. The wait time at midday on Tuesday, when temperatures were in the low 80s, was about 2 1/2 hours. The wait times on Monday were even longer, peaking at more than three hours. “It’s going to be a busy three weeks, plus one big day after that,” Sorenson said. Voters can cast ballots at the elections office, located at 455 Grayson Highway, Suite 200, Mondays through Fridays until Nov. 4.
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Tylenol is safe as well as effective DEAR DR. ROACH: You recently wrote an article on the risk of heart disease with aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs. What about acetaminophen (Tylenol)? I have been taking this for many years of pain following spinal surgeries. — C.S. ANSWER: There have been some studies that have shown a mild increase in risk of heart disease among chronic heavy users of acetaminophen, but most of the data have shown that among people who use it every other day or less, if there is a risk, it probably is small. Heavy users of antiinflammatory medicines such as naproxen probably are at a higher-than-average risk for heart disease as well. Acetaminophen is considered to be one of the safest medications for pain relief, but all medicines have the potential for side effects. DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had psoriasis for some time. My dermatologist has a new treatment by laser. My insurance covers it 100 percent. Could you comment on the success and side effects of this treatment? — F.W.B. ANSWER: I think you are talking about a particular type of laser, a 308 nm excimer laser. It is high-powered and is directed only at the plaques. In a preliminary study using 10 treatments, 84 percent of subjects had at least 75 percent clearing of their psoriasis plaques. The major side effects were redness and blisters, but none of the subjects stopped the treatment due to side effects. Based on preliminary data, I think that this particular laser therapy is a potentially valuable new treatment for psoriasis, and it has the advantage of much less exposure to normal skin and faster response. Insurance coverage has been a problem for many, so you are fortunate to have coverage. DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 67-year-old man in fairly good health, but I was diagnosed with celiac sprue over 10 years ago by a blood test. I maintain a gluten-free diet the best I can, but I’m sure occasionally I get some gluten. Are there different levels of gluten intolerance? I have eaten food containing gluten with no side effects. — R.F. ANSWER: Celiac disease, also called “celiac sprue” or “gluten-sensitive enteropathy,” is an immune disorder triggered by gliadin, a component of gluten, which is found in wheat, rye, barley and some other grains. The definitive treatment is meticulous, strict compliance with a completely gluten-free diet, as minuscule amounts (as little as 30 mg) of gliadin can trigger a reaction in the gut. This leads to the inability to absorb nutrients, and possibly predisposes one to development of lymphoma and gastrointestinal cancer. You are right that some people are more tolerant than others and can tolerate amounts of gluten that would cause symptoms in others. Nonetheless, I recommend a strict gluten-free diet for people with celiac disease. A new medication, larazotide, is being developed not to break down gliadin, but to reduce the body’s response to gliadin.
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FB friend hurt when memes turn mean Dear Amy: What do you think about friends and family who are nice to your face and yet post derogatory, indirect comments (usually via memes) making fun of vegetarians (which I am), stating how stupid liberals are (I am liberal) and more or less making statements they would never make to my face? I usually ignore these comments, but it makes me question the character/ sincerity of those who feel compelled to passiveaggressively sling mud. Am I taking this too personally? What do you think about this? — Confounded Dear Confounded: Do you ever post comments or memes poking fun at or otherwise deriding meat-eaters, frackin’ lovin’ gas guzzlers, narrow-minded Trumplovers and the like? If not — good for you. If you never post any comment directed at your cultural and political opposites, and if you never post or share memes mocking politically conservative people, then you get to feel sensitive about this now. I suspect, however, that you probably have passed along a posting, joke or comment about, for instance, Sarah Palin’s ability to see Russia from her front porch. But — when you do it, it’s called
outside of work, but I used to call her my “work bestie.” I have been distancing myself from her over the past few months because she was making racist comments and I do not agree with her politics. I’ve tried to maintain a good working relationship, but it is obvious Amy Dickinson that our friendship has cooled. Jenny has, very “humor.” When others do loudly, been discussing her it, it is offensive. upcoming wedding plans If you do post politiwith a co-worker, even cally pointed or derogatory making a point to say that items — and if you are she didn’t want gifts but polite, decent and kind to preferred cash (she and her people who are politically fiance have been together opposite of you, then you more than a decade, are are being as passive-agdone having children and gressive and hypocritical as own their home). you accuse various friends The same co-worker and family of being. told me she thought Jenny The reason these politiwanted us to throw her cally opposite people are a shower and probably nice to your face is because wanted a cash gift. they like you. The reason The wedding is six these same people post in- months away, but I have sensitive memes mocking little indication that any of vegetarians is because they us are actually invited to have decided to forgive this wedding. you for your supposed My initial thought was “flaws.” They’ve put you that you are probably not in a separate category from obligated to give someone everyone else and think a wedding gift if you are it’s fun or funny to mock not invited to the wedding, strangers. but when Jenny and I were Your choices are to push close, she helped organize back on the same platforms a baby shower for me and where you see these postgave several thoughtful ings, or (my vote) use a gifts. filter to “hide” these types If your co-worker is getof posts. ting married, are you obDear Amy: I have ligated to throw a shower worked with “Jenny” for or give gifts, regardless of a little over two years. We whether you are invited to never spent time together the wedding? And if some-
one you are no longer close with did something nice for you prior to the falling out, is it just good manners to return the favor? — To Gift or Not to Gift Dear to Gift: If “Jenny” organized a workplace shower for you and has thoughtfully given you gifts over the past two years, then yes, it would be kind of you to mark her marriage by also giving her a gift. It is not necessary to host a wedding shower for her. Dear Amy: You diagnosed the “smartphone pause” in answering a question from “Talking to Walls in Ottawa.” I realized my wife and I were doing the same thing — forgetting to communicate with each other because we were buried in our phones. She got the message one day when I was in the room and sent her a text: “Look up. Someone who loves you wants to say hi!” — Happier Dear Happier: I love it. You can contact Amy Dickinson via email: email@example.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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You’ll have plenty of options when it comes to work, money and the opportunity to find your niche. Romance, contracts and investments look promising, but don’t take someone else’s word as gospel. Do your own research in order to avoid a mistake due to false information or insincere gestures. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Check out an opportunity that can lead to extra income, but don’t sign up for something that doesn’t have anything in it for you. Focusing on equality, sharing and getting your facts straight will be necessary. SCORPIO (Oct. 24Nov. 22) — Keep an open mind, but don’t be too willing to share what you discover or think. Listen attentively and act accordingly. Secure your home and personal effects. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You need to gather information and find out what is fact and what is fiction. Staying on top of the truth will be your best way to avoid confusion and interference. Romance is highlighted. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19) — A last-minute change will cause you to overreact or lead you into battle with someone who won’t adjust to your way of thinking. Opt not to argue. Do your own thing. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 19) — Check out an investment that interests you. Work on honing or picking up skills that will help you achieve your financial goals. Love is highlighted. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — You need to keep your distance and think matters through. Someone will make demands or dump responsibilities that don’t belong to you into your lap if you aren’t careful. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Live a little. Get together with friends or make romantic plans with a loved one. A promise will be made if you discuss your feelings, objectives and personal desires. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Get involved in events that are geared toward education, communications or strategic business solutions. You will gain valuable knowledge that will help you get ahead in a competitive situation. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Engaging in social events, dealing with children and expressing your feelings to a loved one are all favored. Let your voice be heard if you want to be granted favors and support. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Put a little thought into how you do your job. Look for alternative methods that will make your work better and help you achieve your goals. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Your stamina and insight will make you a great collaborator and ally for someone who could help you as well. Love and romance are highlighted and will improve your personal life. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Don’t give in to unreasonable demands. Take care of your responsibilities before tackling someone else’s. Networking and participating in work-related events will be helpful and inspirational.
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Merkel expects ‘no wonders’ from meeting on Ukraine
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said “no wonders” should be expected at talks on a stalled peace plan for eastern Ukraine which she will host on Wednesday with the leaders of Russia, France and Ukraine. Other top officials, including Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, also dampened expectations of any breakthrough at the talks in Berlin on ending a conflict in which more than 9,600 people have been killed since 2014. “One musn’t expect any wonders from tomorrow’s meeting but it is worth every endeavor on this issue to take efforts forward,” Merkel told a news conference on Tuesday.
U.N. forum to hold special session on Aleppo
GENEVA — The U.N. Human Rights Council will hold a special session on the worsening situation in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday after a formal request from Britain, a United Nations statement said. Britain made the request on behalf of a core group of 11 Western and Arab countries, including the United States and regional powers backing Syrian rebel forces. Britain’s letter to the 47-member forum said the special session was needed “following the most recent deterioration of the human rights situation in Aleppo, and the failure of the Assad regime and its allies to fulfill their international human rights commitments,” the U.N. statement said. Russia and Syria have halted all air strikes on eastern Aleppo, two days ahead of a planned ceasefire aimed at allowing rebels and civilians to leave the city, the Russian defense minister said on Tuesday.
ISIS said to use human shields Coalition advances on Mosul By Ahmed Rasheed and Michael Georgy Reuters
BAGHDAD/ERBIL — Residents of Mosul said Islamic State was using civilians as human shields as Iraqi and Kurdish forces captured outlying villages in their advance on the jihadists’ stronghold. The leader of Islamic State was reported to be among thousands of hardline militants still in the city, suggesting the group would go to great lengths to repel the coalition. With attacking forces still between 12-30 miles away, residents reached by telephone said more than 100 families had started moving from southern and eastern suburbs most exposed to the offensive to more central parts of the city. Islamic State militants were preventing people fleeing Mosul, they said, and one said they directed some towards buildings they had recently used themselves. “It’s quite clear Daesh (Islamic State) has started to use civilians as human shields by allowing families to stay in
NATION Obama: Trump’s rigged election claim is ‘whining’
President Barack Obama on Tuesday cast Donald Trump’s claims of a rigged election as potentially corrosive to American democracy, insisting that the Republican presidential nominee was griping about an invented conspiracy. “You start whining before the game’s even over?” Obama said during a news conference in the White House Rose Garden, adding Belgium blocks that Trump’s claim is “not EU approval of based on facts.” Canada trade deal Trump and his surrogates have increasingly claimed LUXEMBOURG — EU the U.S. election system is governments failed on Tues- “rigged,” coming after two day to approve a free trade lackluster debate perforagreement with Canada, as mances and a drop in poll continued opposition from numbers nationally and in French-speaking southern key swing states. He’s urged Belgium threatened the entire his supporters to monitor deal. polling sites for potentially Almost all 28 EU govern- ineligible voters attempting to ments, whose ministers were cast ballots. meeting in Luxembourg, The rhetoric has been now back the Comprehensive brushed off even by RepubliEconomic and Trade Agree- can governors, who say there ment, which would be the are no signs of corruption in bloc’s first trade accord with their states’ voting systems. a G7 country. Failure to strike an accord Rising gasoline, with such a like-minded country would call into ques- rents push U.S. tion the EU’s ability to forge inflation higher any more such adeals and WASHINGTON — U.S. would show the difficulties consumer prices recorded Britain may face in seeking a new trade relationship with their biggest gain in five months in September as the the EU after it leaves. Romania and Bulgaria cost of gasoline and rents were still demanding Canada surged, pointing to a steady allow visa-free travel for its pickup of inflation that could citizens. But the biggest risk keep the Federal Reserve on to finding unanimity was track to raise interest rates in opposition from Belgium’s December. French-speaking Wallonia The Labor Department region. said on Tuesday its Con— From wire reports sumer Price Index increased
U.S army soldiers arrive at a military base in the Makhmour area near Mosul during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, on Tuesday. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani)
buildings likely to be targeted by air strikes,” said Abu Mahir, who lives near the city’s university. Like other residents contacted in the city, he refused to give his full name, but Abdul Rahman Waggaa, a member of the exiled Provincial Council of Nineveh of which Mosul is the capital, corroborated his account to Reuters. The fall of Mosul would signal the defeat of the ultra-hardline Sunni jihadists in Iraq but could also lead to land grabs and sectarian bloodletting between groups which fought one another after the 2003 overthrow of Saddam Hussein.
In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that it was known that civilians were being used as human shields. “This has been going on for several weeks where we’ve seen civilians being forcibly detained and their movements being prevented where they can’t get out of Mosul. They are being held there against their will,” he told reporters. Davis described the operation to retake Mosul as “an ugly fight,” adding: “But I will tell you we’ve seen very good progress. It’s day one, don’t get your hopes up, it’s going to be a while.” Around 1.5 million people
still live in Mosul and the International Organization for Migration said Islamic State may use tens of thousands of residents as human shields to hold onto their last city stronghold in Iraq. The IOM said there was a likelihood of chemical attacks by the jihadists, who had used such weapons previously against Iraqi Kurdish forces. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said safe routes had been secured for civilians who wanted to leave Mosul and it was the duty of the U.S.-led coalition to prevent Islamic State fighters from escaping into nearby Syria.
west of Philadelphia, voted unanimously on Monday to accept Mayor Charles Wasko’s offer to step down, council President Shawn Mauck said. Wasko’s resignation will become effective on Oct. 21, and Mauck will fill out the rest of the mayor’s term, which runs until Dec. 31, 2017, Mauck said in a telephone interview on Tuesday. Wasko could not imU.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news mediately be reached for conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on comment. Tuesday. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)
0.3 percent last month after rising 0.2 percent in August. In the 12 months through September, the CPI accelerated 1.5 percent, the biggest year-on-year increase since October 2014. The CPI rose 1.1 percent in the year to August. “The upward creep of prices weakens any argument against a rate increase in December,” said Anthony Karydakis, chief economic strategist at Miller Tabak in New York. “The economy is close to full employment and prices are starting to respond to that reality.” Last month’s increase in the CPI was in line with economists’ expectations. However, underlying inflation moderated amid a slowdown in the pace of increases in healthcare costs after recent robust gains.
2014 story about an alleged gang rape on campus in the first day of a federal court trial. Nicole Eramo, who is seeking $7.9 million in damages, has accused the magazine of painting her as the villain in a story of a freshman named only as “Jackie” who described being sexually assaulted by seven men during a fraternity party. “This case is about a journalistic failure. It’s not about rape or sexual assault,” Eramo’s attorney, Thomas Clare, said in opening statements in federal court in Charlottesville, Va.
U.S. republican to maintain Cuba trade embargo
WASHINGTON — The top Republican in the U.S. Congress dimmed hopes that lawmakers might end the embargo on Cuba after President Barack Obama leaves office, saying on Tuesday he intends to keep the trade restrictions in place. “As the past two years of normalizing relations have only emboldened the regime at the expense of the Cuban people, I fully intend to maintain our embargo on Cuba,” U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement. The Obama administration has been easing restricTown mayor tions on dealings with Cuba quits after racist since the surprise announceanti-Obama posts ment in 2014 by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro The mayor of a small that the long-time foes Rolling Stone Pennsylvania town is would move toward more magazine accused resigning after sparking normal relations. outrage by posting imOn Friday, the White of defamation ages on his Facebook page House announced new meaCHARLOTTESVILLE, comparing President Barack sures to further ease trade, Va. — An attorney for a Obama and his family to travel and financial restricformer associate dean of apes and referencing a tions, including allowing students at the University noose. American travelers to bring of Virginia accused RollThe council of the home more of the country’s ing Stone magazine of borough of West York, coveted cigars and rum. defaming her in a retracted located about 100 miles — From wire reports
PEOPLE New Chuck Berry album to be released in 2017 For the first time in nearly 40 years, a new Chuck Berry album will be released in 2017. The album, titled ‘Chuck,’ was recorded in various studios around St. Louis and will be Berry’s first new album in 38 years. “This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy,” said Berry, referring to his wife of 68 years, Themetta Berry. “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!” Berry’s children, Charles Berry Jr. and Ingrid Berry, are part of the backing group on the album. “What an honor to be part of this new music,” said Berry Jr. “The St. Louis band, or as dad called us ‘The Blueberry Hill Band,’ fell right into the groove and followed his lead. These songs cover the spectrum from hard driving rockers to soulful, thought provoking time capsules of a life’s work.”
Michael Moore unveils secret Trump movie LOS ANGELES — Michael Moore announced that he would be debuting a Donald Trump movie Tuesday night at the IFC Center in New York. The movie, “Michael Moore in TrumpLand,” is a film version of his one-man show, which he has been performing in Ohio. It’s described as the “film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down.” In the movie, “Moore dives right into hostile territory with his daring and hilarious one-man show, deep in the heart of TrumpLand in the weeks before the 2016 election.” Moore unveiled the project in a tweet on Monday night that showed an editing bay with an image of the Trump children.
‘Love Trumps Hate’ performance series draws stars LOS ANGELES — Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced that Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Bon Jovi and other artists will travel to battleground states for a performance series called “Love Trumps Hate.” The campaign said that the intent of the series is to “energize our supporters and encourage them to turn out to vote on Election Day or to take advantage of early voting options in their states.” They will also help organize volunteers for the final weeks of the campaign. A flood of actors and musicians are expected to descend on swing states in the remaining three weeks of the race, just as they have in recent cycles. Perry and Bon Jovi also campaigned for Barack Obama, and Lopez appeared in a Latinos for Obama video for his 2012 reelection campaign. Bon Jovi and Perry already have been on the campaign trail for Clinton, and Perry performed at the Democratic National Convention, in addition to numerous Clinton fundraisers. — From wire reports
Prostate cancer hormone therapy tied to higher dementia risk
By Lisa Rapaport
Men who take hormone therapy for prostate cancer may have a higher risk of dementia than patients who receive different treatment for these malignancies, a U.S. study suggests. Prostate cancer cells need testosterone to grow and spread. Researchers focused on a common treatment known as androgen deprivation therapy, which
Must read works by depriving tumor cells of testosterone. Side effects can include sexual dysfunction, weight gain and fatigue. “Multiple studies now suggest that androgen deprivation therapy may be associated with cognitive changes, including dementia, and the current study certainly supports this,” said lead study author Dr. Kevin Nead of the University
of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Patients with prostate cancer who received hormone therapy were more than twice as likely to develop dementia as men who received alternative treatments, Nead and his colleagues found. “There is certainly a concern that we may be over treating some men with prostate cancer and the current study reinforces the importance of appropriately and thoughtfully selecting patients for all treatments,” Nead,
who conducted the research at Stanford University, said by email. To explore the link between hormone therapy and dementia, Nead’s team analyzed data on 9,272 men with prostate cancer treated at an academic medical center from 1994 to 2013.The study group included 1,826 men who were treated with ADT. Men were typically around 67 years old, on average, though the patients on ADT tended to be
older. Researchers followed half of them for at least 3.4 years. Overall, 7.9 percent of men who received hormones developed dementia within five years, compared with 3.5 percent of men who got other treatments, researchers report in JAMA Oncology. Men had a greater risk of dementia if they stayed on ADT for at least one year compared to taking hormones for a shorter period of time, the study also found.
Todd Cline, Editor
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Corruption, collusion and Clintons
Modern journalists have little in common with those I was privileged to know when I was a copyboy at NBC News in Washington in the ’60s. Today’s “journalists” will disagree, but as numerous surveys have shown, the public trust in what is collectively called the media has sunk to an all-time low. Only the media think they don’t have to change and can continue to sell a product more and more people refuse to buy. WikiLeaks dumps of Clinton campaign emails with reporters should contain enough proof for any reasonable person that Cal big media is Thomas in the tank for her. In what may be unprecedented, The New York Times allowed Hillary to edit her own quotes. John Harwood, chief Washington correspondent for CNBC, showered praise on Hillary in emails to her campaign chief, John Podesta. Clinton staffers discussed which emails to release and which to delete. She has claimed the deleted emails were personal, not work-related. A Chapman University survey has found the top fear of American voters is corruption in government. If true, why do so many intend to vote for Hillary, perhaps the most corrupt politician ever to seek the presidency? The WikiLeaks documents also expose Hillary’s private vs. public contradictory statements on several subjects. The Washington Examiner reports these include transcripts of paid speeches she has tried to keep secret. Three years ago, Hillary told an audience at a luncheon for the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago Vanguard that the flow of Syrian refugees into Jordan had put Jordan’s security at risk. About the thousands of Syrians pouring into Jordan, she said, “They can’t possibly vet all those refugees so they don’t know if, you know, jihadists are coming in along with legitimate refugees.” She wants to increase the number of Syrian refugees entering the U.S. by many times the current rate. If they pose a security threat to Jordan, why wouldn’t they pose a threat to America? Even FBI director James Comey says he can’t guarantee proper vetting for so many refugees and other immigrants, many of whom lack the most rudimentary forms of identification and verifiable work history. During the second presidential debate, Hillary expressed support for a no-fly zone over parts of Syria to help stem the humanitarian crisis. But in a paid speech for Goldman Sachs in June 2013, she indicated she was skeptical about whether such a strategy would work. “To have a no-fly zone,” she said then, “you have to take out all of the air defense, many of which are located in populated areas, so our missiles, even if they are standoff missiles so we’re not putting our pilots at risk — you’re going to kill a lot of Syrians. So all of a sudden this intervention that people talk about so glibly becomes an American and NATO involvement where you take a lot of civilians.” There is much more, including private praise for Wall Street and big banks that paid her six figures for speeches with little content, but public criticism and promises to exert more government control over them if she is elected. In a West Palm Beach, Fla., speech last Thursday, Donald Trump honed his attack against the media, the establishment and the Clintons: “The establishment and their media neighbors wield control over this nation. … Anyone who challenges their control is deemed a sexist, rapist, xenophobe, and morally deformed. They will attack you. They will slander you. They will seek to destroy your career and your family … (and) your reputation. They will lie (and) do whatever is necessary. “The Clintons are criminals, and the establishment that protects them has engaged in a massive cover-up of widespread criminal activity at the State Department and the Clinton Foundation in order to keep the Clintons in power. Never in history have we seen such a cover-up as this.” He’s right, and this should be his line of attack in the third and final debate tonight. Readers may email Cal Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gwinnett church helping the homeless All churches have various avenues through which they serve their community. Nine years ago, Fairview Presbyterian Church in Lawrenceville decided it wanted to help in an area not always thought of when it comes to Gwinnett County — homelessness. While not as noticeable as in other areas of metro Atlanta, homelessness is still a big, but sometimes unrecognized, issue in Gwinnett. With that in mind, church member Janet Russell had the idea for a fundraiser to help homeless families in the county. That’s how the Run For Shelter 5K race and onemile fun run came to be in 2008. Thanks to Russell’s leadership, the event has become a tradition at Fairview Presbyterian and a consistent fundrasier for The Sal-
This year’s race is scheduled for Nov. 12 at Tribble Mill Park, with church organizers looking to build on the $70,000 raised from previous races. That’s a large amount to be raised from a small congregation (Fairview has less than 100 Todd Cline members), but what the Editor church lacks in numbers it makes up for with passion. vation Army’s “Home Sweet “Absolutely, it’s someHome” program — which thing we look forward to assists homeless families every year,” said Cathy in Gwinnett by providing Reulbach, a deacon at the emergency housing. church, which is the oldest “Once a person becomes in Gwinnett County. “It’s homeless, it’s very diffijust expected that you’ll cult to get off the street,” be there (on race day) to Russell said. “Searching do a job unless you’re sick for work requires an ador dying. It’s just a group dress to leave with a poten- effort. tial employer. In addition, “It doesn’t take too much everyone needs a place to to put yourself out there and shower and dress, besides help someone.” being sheltered from the The first race raised elements.” $5,000, and with Russell’s
support — she’s known to rally the congregration every year for support — its financial impact has grown steadily over the years. But the idea is also to raise awareness about the issue, something the church feels it has accomplished by making the race a yearly event. More than 200 runners participated last year, and organizers hope to build on that number this year. The fun run/walk starts at 9 a.m. followed by the 5K at 9:30. Registration starts at 7:30, but you may register early, gather more info or make a donation by going to runforshelter.org. The cost is $20 for the 5K and $10 for the fun run/walk. Email Todd Cline at todd. cline@gwinnettdailypost. com. His column appears on Wednesdays.
Gwinnett needs to approve SPLOST continuation What do you think your tax payments to Gwinnett County might have been had Gwinnett had a special fund for constructing major projects, in view of the tremendous growth Gwinnett has had in the last 50 years? To fund the many improvements in roads, buildings and schools that have been needed, Gwinnett’s relatively low tax rate would have been significantly higher, and the average Gwinnett tax bill would have been considered by you “sky high.” The reason this hasn’t happened is that Gwinnett had an unique manner to help pay for all these major and necessary capital improvements. That has been the special purpose local option sales tax. And yes, you as residents of Gwinnett paid an extra penny (each for county government and also another penny for schools) to fund these improvements. But since Gwinnett is a mecca for all of North Georgia to come and shop our malls, our auto showrooms and other local businesses, these out-of-county shoppers help pay for these
On the general election ballot this November will be a question for Gwinnett voters: Should Gwinnett continue to level the onecent sales tax to help pay for county infrastructure for the next six years? If passed, this will bring in nearly a billion dollars over the period ($950 million) Elliot to help pay for improved parks, roads, libraries, pubBrack lic safety improvements and Gwinnett improvements. similar projects in all 16 It’s estimated that a Gwinnett cities. minimum of 25 percent of Since these capital imlocal SPLOST dollars (and provements will be needed I’d say it’s closer to 40 anyway, we suggest that percent) come from these passing the SPLOST quesout-of-county shoppers. All tion is the best way to pay you have to do to believe for these projects. If county this is to check out the auto voters turn down approval tags in the parking lots of of a continuation of the the county. They come from extra penny on all sales Fulton, DeKalb, White, in the county, the county Hall, Clarke, Barrow and will be left in a bad posiother counties surrounding tion. It’ll still need these Gwinnett. improvements, with no way Thank you, out-of-county to pay for them except to shoppers, for helping pay raise property taxes. And no for our roads and bridges one wants that. It will be an and sidewalks that all of additional tax, and we’ll be you use, and thanks again, further behind since out-ofout-of-towners, for helping county people won’t help Gwinnett pay for its many pay for the improvements. news schools, and you don’t Slightly more than $200 use them. We thank you just million (20.24 percent) the same. of the proposed SPLOST
funds will go to the 16 Gwinnett cities for local capital improvements. That will bring new projects right to your front door if you live in the cities. At one time, Gwinnett County government scheduled a SPLOST so that it was voted on in an odd-number year, requiring a special election (which itself is costly, inefficient, and need not be that way.) Few people turned out. Now Gwinnett’s government is on track to allow the voting on this question on an even-numbered year, which means that the vote can be the same year as a General Election, not needing the costly special election. It also allows people to vote when many people turn out, showing that the county trusts the majority to help answer this question. I urge Gwinnettians to approve this upcoming SPLOST vote. You have a personal interest in this vote, since it will not increase your taxes. Elliott Brack is editor and publisher of GwinnettForum, where this column first appeared.
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It will also be open as a polling location this Saturday and on Oct. 29. The county will also have seven satellite polling locations open on Oct. 29 and the week of Oct. 31. Some voters who came out to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting on Monday shielded themselves with an umbrella. Others chatted with a neighbor. A few grumbled. Even more silently stood around. But everyone had to wait in the parking lot for their turn to vote. Voter registration and elections director Lynn Ledford said she hasn’t seen these type of numbers for early voting since the 2008 presidential election between Democratic Party nominee Barack Obama and Republican Party nominee John McCain. Once voters finished the process, they walked away smiling or looking frustrated, but everyone seemed relieved. “This has been extraordinary,” said Ledford, who has served in her position for the last 29 years. “There have been many more people than I anticipated. I thought this would happen in the second week (of early voting) — not the first.” By 6:30 a.m. on Monday, voters had formed a line outside the building, Ledford said. But voting didn’t start until 8 a.m. and continued until 5 p.m. Ledford said polls across the state are experiencing unexpectedly high turnout because of the general election between presidential candidates Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Party nominee Donald Trump. Gwinnett also has some local elections and issues on the ballot, including the proposed 2017 SPLOST and the races for county commission chairman and District III commissioner. Ledford said she strongly
Voters had formed a line in the parking by 6:30 a.m. — an hour an a half before the main voting office in Lawrenceville opened for the first day of early voting Monday, according to election officials. (Staff Photo: Erika Wells)
suggested voting by mail as an alternative. “Many people say they don’t want to vote through the mail because they feel their votes won’t be counted unless it’s a close race,” Ledford said. “But they will be; we’ve sent out about 14,000 ballots already.” Sorenson said residents can print out absentee ballot applications from the county elections website, then fill it out and drop it off at the elections office. They can also pick up an application at the office without having to wait in the line to vote. He explained the voter should receive the ballot within a few days and they drop it off at the elections office. “You’re not going to walk out of here with your ballot today,” Sorenson said. “It has to be processed and mailed to you.” He also pointed out there is a special Americans With Disabilities Act-accessible voting area. Voters who are handicapped or over 75 can skip the long lines and wait at a covered area at the office’s front door so they get in and out quickly. “This is state law,” Sorenson said. “They will get you into the next available voting space.” Vietnam veteran and Stone Mountain resident William Franklin on Monday said he’d been standing in line about four hours. He said voting is his civic duty and that he had
Suwanee to unveil new bike sharing program
All riders must be at least 18 years old and provide their Suwanee plans to make it own helmets. Bikes can easier to get exercise in the easily be rented via smart city. The city announced on phone app. Signage explainMonday that it will unveil a ing the use of the bike share new bike sharing program program will be placed at at 11 a.m. Saturday during each station to orient new a ceremony at Town Center users to the system. For Park. additional information, you The bike station structures can visit www.zagster.com/ for the program — the first Suwanee. of its kind in Gwinnett, the Saturday’s unveiling will city says — will be installed be held in conjunction with gotten acquainted with other and next week, as well as this in Suwanee Creek Park and the Alive! Festival, which is being held Saturday at Town Town Center Park, with voters while waiting. Saturday. Center Park. each station housing up to “Some people have been On Oct. 29 and the week Benefiting Project Green, friendly and shared their of Oct. 31, the elections office eight bikes. The program is past experiences to help pass and the seven satellite polling sponsed by Cigna and Chil- the goal of the Alive! the time, but the lines are locations will be open from 7 dren’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Festival is to help attendees learn how to integrate health According to a press inevitable,” Franklin said. “I’d a.m. to 7 p.m. and wellness plus natural, release from the city, bikes encourage everyone to come For more information on out here and cast their vote the satellite polling locations, can be rented for up to three organic, and green prodduring early voting to get it visit www.gwinnettelections. hours for free, with each ad- ucts into environmentally ditional hour costing $3 per responsible eco living and to done.” com. Voters can also check hour. The maximum fee for create a positive impact on Kenia Garcia and her hus- voting line wait times at that all-day use of a bike is $30. the world as a whole. band Frank of Lawrenceville website. arrived at the location about 4 p.m. on Monday, but left when they learned the wait time was about 3 1/2 hours. They expected to wait but not as long as poll volunteers projected. But the Garcias said they were undeterred; they’d return the next day. “I’m excited to see everyone vote,” Kenia Garcia said. “I vote every year, but Fall 2016 Collection Come See Fall 2016 Collection Come See this year I’m excited to get Opening the right people in office — Early not someone with a dictator mentality.” “I’ll come back as many times as I have to until I can vote,” Frank Garcia said. Residents who choose to vote in person should expect long lines, Ledford said. • 2-DAY SALE! Entire stock of ALEGRIA! • 2-DAY SALE! Entire stock of NAOT! “There’s no really good allotted time to vote,” she said. • FREE Gift with Purchase* • FREE Gift with Purchase* “Since this is such a challenging election year, people are • Q&A With ALEGRIA Rep. - Ron Wallace • Q&A With NAOT Rep. - Brent Weingarten coming in droves.” As Election Day on Nov. • Special Orders & Free Shipping Available • Special Orders & Free Shipping Available 8 approaches, voting location hours will vary. The elec*while supplies last *while supplies last tions office will be open for 3276 Buford Dr. Suite 111 • Buford • 770.945.3777 • thefoottraveler.com voting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ACROSS FROM THE MALL OF GEORGIA ON HWY 20 NEXT TO WAFFLE HOUSE MONDAY-SATURDAY 10-8 • SUNDAY 12:30PM-5:30PM each business day this week FROM STAFF REPORTS
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place that an old town would really just love to visit and say ‘That’s a space will be used for community friendly place.’ “ and support spaces. The city will host an open Although the building is new, house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. Crist said officials wanted it to feel 29, which will also be residents’ like it’d been in the community for last chance to donate items for generations. Lilburn’s 50-year time capsule. “The facility that you’re looking City spokeswoman Nikki Perry at is designed to be a turn-of-thesaid only one resident has donated century building that was added items for the capsule so far. Donaonto in 10 year increments,” Crist tions can be dropped off at City said. “So we added a little mateHall. rial here and a little relief there to The facility’s address is 340 give this sense of not being a big Main St., which is the intersection prestigious City Hall, but rather a of Main and Church streets.
•From Page 1A cleaning facility, as is the case with sewage system. A Lawrenceville police report says an employee at the O’Reilly Auto Parts store told officers that he saw the bus pull into the turn lane before someone got out and released the sewage. The employee provided police with photos of the spilled sewage, according to the report. “Someone exited the vehicle and opened the sewage drain,” officers wrote in the report. “The raw
Patricia Adams Patricia Ann Adams age 74, of Lawrenceville, GA died October 14, 2016. Crowell Brothers Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive/ PO Box 2434, Buford, GA 30518. 770-945-9999. Please sign the online guest book at www.crowellbrothers.com
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Tyler Moore Tyler J. Moore, age 79, of Lawrenceville GA, passed away on October 17, 2016. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company”, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200 has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Cody Byrd Mr. Cody Allen Byrd, age 27, of Winder, Georgia died 10/17/2016.
Sherman “Buddy” Howard, age 91 of Monroe, passed away October 15, 2016. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 209 South Hammond Drive, Monroe, GA 30655. 770-2672594. www.stewartfh.com
Timothy Moravek Timothy Moravek, age 57, of Atlanta GA, passed away on October 13, 2016. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company”, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200 has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Lee Dudley Lee R. Dudley, age 75 of Dacula, GA passed away October 14, 2016. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville GA, 30046 770-277-4550.
Lamar Ellis Lamar Allen Ellis, age 71, of Stone Mountain GA, passed away on October 15, 2016. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company”, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200 has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Lavonia Lang Lavonia Earlene Lang, age 91 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away October 14, 2016. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville GA, 30046 770-277-4550.
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Edward Owens, Jr. Edward (Kokomo) Mason Owens, Jr., age 74 of Winder passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016.
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Doris Hershey Doris Ann Hershey, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016. She was preceded in death by her brother, Tim Vanote. Mrs. Hershey is survived by her husband of eleven years, Don Hershey, Buford, GA; stepson, Colden D. Hershey, Tomah, WI; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Tammy Vanote, Tony and Cheri Vanote, and Steve Vanote; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; close family friend Alex Downs, Buford, GA. She loved her puppy dog Sadie Mae, and she was preceded in death by her dog “Casey.” Mrs. Hershey was born on February 1, 1949 in Mattoon, IL. She was a 1967 graduate of Mattoon Senior High School. She attended Carbondale Southern University in Carbondale, IL. Mrs. Hershey was a retired truck driver from Kennesaw Transportation Company. Graveside services will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Canton, GA. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Flanigan Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA,
12/10/30 - 10/02/16 On October 2, 2016 Eugene Clifton Lee, 85, passed away peacefully and entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior where he will be joining his brother Curtis, niece Rebecca and nephew Raymond. Eugene was born on December 10, 1930 in Henderson, TX. He was a lifelong educator and coach who dedicated his life to his faith, family, friends, and students. He served bravely as an F86 fighter pilot in the U.S Air Force before completing his doctorate from Harvard University and taking a professorship at Emory University in Atlanta (1963 -1993). “Gene” will be remembered for his intellect, humility, strength and humor while raising three boys and teaching them the right path. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Joan; son Scott (Kay) Lee, grandchildren Austin, Alan; son Curtis (Lori) Lee, grandchildren Grace, Cameron; son Kevin Lee, grandchildren with Cindy, Daniel, Matthew and Kelly as well as many other extended family members and countless friends. While he will be dearly missed, Gene lived a full life and leaves “a goodly heritage” that lives on in the hearts of those who knew him.
Stefano Pineda Stefano Pineda, age 22, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, October 7, 2016. He is survived by father, Al Pineda, Norcross, GA; mother, Lucia Pineda, Buford, GA; brothers, Marlon Pineda, Brandon Pineda, David Mathews; paternal grandmother, Carolina Pineda; maternal grandmother, Josefina Ruiz-Tabares; paternal aunts and uncles, Daisy, Jorge, Carlos, Diego, Luis, Alfonso, Patricia; maternal aunts and uncles, Olga, Carlos, Hernan, Nina, Tina, Luz, Dary, Luis, Albeiro; paternal cousins, Alex, Jobanni, Giselle, Stacey, Kevin, Stephanie, Joshua, Natasha; maternal cousins, Carolina, Jessica, Angela, Andres, Michelle, Melanie, and Oscar. Mr. Pineda was born on December 5, 1993 in Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Mountainview High School in Lawrenceville, GA in 2013, and was in the Navy since 2015. Mr. Pineda was talented in drawing, and he was an avid fan of swimming, biking, and reading. Funeral services will be at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in the Chapel of Flanigan
sewage spilled onto the roadway and into the storm drain … On the roadway where the RV had parked was a large amount of drying toilet paper and a foul smell.” The bus featured the slogan “Forward Together” and had a picture of Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, on the side. Now, the DNC is saying it’s sorry and pledging to work with officials to handle the situation. “This was an honest mistake and we apologize to the Lawrenceville community for any harm we may have caused,” The DNC said in a
statement. “We were unaware of any possible violations and have already taken corrective action with the charter bus company to prevent this from happening again. “Furthermore, the DNC will work with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, as well as local and state officials to determine the best course of corrective action.” The person who was operating the bus has not been identified, but once they’re found, they could face charges for illegal dumping, a Lawrenceville police spokesman told news outlets.
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husband, Bill White of Lawrenceville, GA; James Valentine, Jr. daughter and son-in-law, James Ural Valentine, Elizabeth and John Paek Jr, 80, of Suwanee, GA of San Mateo, CA; son, died peacefully after a Kevin White of Atlanta, brief illness on Tuesday, GA; granddaughter, ViviOctober 11th at Peachtree enne Paek of San Mateo, Christian Hospice in CA; mother-in-law Sibby Duluth. “Jim” was born White of Salem, NJ; sister, on February 17, 1936 to Jane Rueve of Prospect, James U. Valentine, Sr. KY; nephew Ben Rueve and Esther Claire Thornell and his wife Tara of New Valentine in Meridian, MS. Albany, IN; niece Kate After working for SouthRueve of Louisville, KY; ern Railway in Memphis, brother and sister-in-law, TN in the late 1950s, Jim John and Sherry Bader of moved to Daytona Beach, Louisville, KY; nephew FL in 1960 with a friend Johnny Bader of Louisto seek new adventures. ville, KY; sister-in-law and He spent over 25 years as her husband, Debbie and a salesman with the NCR Bill Buechler of Salem, Corporation in Central NJ; niece Jenna McMahon Florida. He worked for and her husband, Alex most of the past 20 years of Newark, DE. She is SUWANEE as a respected car salesalso survived by her best man in Duluth. Jim loved friends Ann Marie Prinsen people and is remembered of Woodstown, NJ, Nancy fondly for his smile and Mitchell of Jasper, GA, humor. Jim is survived and Sue Menhorn of Duby his wife of 50 years, luth, GA, along with many Johanne Monroe Valentine, more friends too numerous daughter Laurie Valentine to list here. (Scott North) of KernJulie and Bill met in their Jocelyn Stano ersville, NC, son James freshman year at Eastern Jocelyn Louise “Jim” Valentine (Heather) Kentucky University on (Macpherson) Stano, of of Cumming, GA, son April 18, 1967 and never Eight Point Court SuJohn “Jack” Valentine of dated anyone else from wanee, left this World to Dunwoody, GA, brother that day forward. They be with the Lord forever Thomas “Tom” (Dorothy) were married on May 7, on Friday, October 14, Valentine of Iuka, MS, and 1971. Beyond getting 2016. Everyone knew granddaughters Jordyn and married, the three happiest Jocelyn as Misty. Born on Kayla Valentine, and twins days of Julie’s life were Nov. 7, 1963, she was the Allison and Erin North. the first time she saw her daughter of Joe Macpher- The family will hold a daughter Elizabeth, the son and the late Brandy memorial service at a later first time she saw her son (Feudner) Macpherson. date. For more informaKevin, and the first time Misty lived a full life tion, Mrs. Valentine can be she saw her granddaughof activity and energy. reached at juvalentine@ ter Vivienne. Julie was Misty’s life was filled with juno.com. the happiest, kindest, and children and grandchilmost thoughtful person LAWRENCEVILLE dren. She liked to cook you would ever know. and was the best cook Everything she saw was adding garlic to almost either pretty or cute. She every dish. She knew what took people as they were yummy was. She reveled and would always find in the accomplishments something nice to say and of her daughters and sons. think about everyone she Misty loved when she encountered. Her most and her children would go sincere desire was for Julie White camping at Lake Hartwell; all those she knew to be to swim fish and hang out Julie White, 67, of happy. She was a genuinewith the raccoons. She al- Lawrenceville, GA died ly good and kind person. ways had a romance novel October 16, 2016. Mass of In lieu of flowers, donato read, or a book selection the Christian Burial will tions may be made to the from Oprah’s book club. be held Friday, October Winship Cancer Institute She was lifted through life 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at of Emory University at by her unshakable love The Catholic Church of St. the Office of Gift Records, of family and an uncanny Monica with Father Jack Emory University, 1762 sense of humor which Durkin serving as CeleClifton Rd. NE, Suite made her wry comments brant. Burial will follow at 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322. and observations about Gwinnett Memorial Park Please be sure to note life priceless. Surviving is in Lawrenceville, GA. Julie’s name on the memo her husband of 22 years, Julie was a native of line. Online donations Patrick Bernard Stano. Louisville, KY and was a can be made at https:// Surviving are her children, member of The Catholic winshipcancer.emory.edu/ Megan Helene Millwood, Church of St. Monica in support-winship/give/mePhillip John Matthew Duluth, GA. She was a morial-gifts.html (select Millwood and his wife Mi- retired elementary school the blue Donate Online chelle, Patrick Cole Stano teacher with the Gwinnett Now button). and Lennie Marie Stano. County School system Condolences may be sent Surviving grandchildren most recently at Walnut by visiting www.billheadare Kayden Celeste MillGrove Elementary in funeralhome.com. The wood, and soon to arrive, Suwanee, GA. She also family will receive friends Owen Matthew Milltaught in Louisville, KY Thursday, October 20, wood, and many nieces, and Salem, NJ. However, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until nephews, sisters-in-law the most cherished and 8:00 p.m. with a prayer and brothers-in-law. personally rewarding job service at 7:30 p.m. at Misty surviving siblings she ever had was being her Bill Head Funeral Homes are Jimmy Macpherson, children’s mom and being & Crematory Duluth wife Vanessa of Canton, Nanny to her precious Chapel 770-476-2535. and Jodie Butterworth of granddaughter. Nothing Acworth. A viewing will else was more important be held on Wednesday, to her or gave her as much October 19, 2016 at Tim happiness. Stewart Funeral HomeShe is survived by her 300 Simonton Road S.W. Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-962-3100. Friends are invited from 6:30 PM - 7:30PM. Also, there will be a Chapel service after the viewing, starting at 7:30PM then the body will be cremated. Please leave online condo$ 00 lences at stewartfh.com. Funeral Home with Father Carlos officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Interment will be at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Georgia National Cemetery, 6202 Knox Bridge Rd, Canton, GA 30114 with full military honors. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www. flaniganfuneralhome. com. Arrangements By: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133.
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Falcons visit to Sweetwater celebrates exercise, nutrition By Keith Farner
LAWRENCEVILLE — The general response from a visit by the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday morning by most of the sixth-graders at Sweetwater Middle School was a combination of awesome, amazing and likely the best day of their lives. Or as they were taught how to respond when asked about the event, they said, with a full body shimmy: G-O-OD. And the ‘D’ is with emphasis. Henok Araia was happy to skip class for an hour or so during a workout that featured five stations of various football drills and dances. Jacquetta Hendrix loved jumping through padded dummies and landing on a mat before a touchdown dance. It was certainly different than a typical Tuesday. “A normal day is great at Sweetwater Middle all the time, but today was extra great,” Kayla Ashe said. The event featured a visit from Falcons punter Matt Bosher — who celebrated his 29th birthday — as the team and the Southeast United Dairy Association partnered to give $10,000 to Gwinnett County Public Schools in the form of a grant to support school nutrition programs. Ken Yant, the district’s director of School Nutrition, said Sweetwater was chosen for the event by SNP staff, and the money will be used to enhance breakfast and lunch programs in the Berkmar cluster. “It’s just fun getting out playing,” Bosher said. “I’m blessed to have the job that I do and it allows me to have the platform to go out and affect kids’ lives and go out and interact with these kids. I’m lucky to be able to come out here and do this.” Along with teachers, administrators and staff, 125 sixth-graders participated. “What a great way to start a school day,” Principal Jay Nebel said. “What a great surprise. Being selected for such an honor validates the hard work, the drive and the commitment that we witness on a daily basis.” Developed by the National Football League and its community outreach exercise program, Fuel Up to Play 60, the “Hometown Grants” initiative provides grants to support physical activity and nutrition programs in school districts in all 32 NFL markets. “It was a blast,” Bosher said. “Play 60 is a great event. They do such a great job making sure these kids are staying healthy, getting active, making healthy dietary choices. … I’m super honored to be a part of Play 60. It’s something I hold very dear to my heart. I think it’s a great platform for these children.” Through the program, NFL teams and state or regional dairy organizations identify deserving
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schools in their communities to receive funding that helps facilitate sustainable physical activity and healthy eating programs for students. At the end of the event, officials encour-
aged the students to drink water and milk throughout the day following the workout. Sharon Rhodes, the Southeast Dairy Association manager of school health and wellness, said well-nourished and physically active kids do better in school, “so we are proud to assist in the school district’s efforts.”
Atlanta Falcons punter Matt Bosher participates in football drills with sixth-graders on Tuesday at Sweetwater Middle School. The event was to celebrate a $10,000 grant from the Southeast United Dairy Association to support school nutrition programs. (Staff Photo: Keith Farner)
SECTION B • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Speedy Panthers keep taking strides By David Friedlander david.friedlander@ gwinnettdailypost.com
LILBURN — Throughout his years as a player and coach in baseball and as a coach in softball, Justin Bishop has always preferred an aggressive approach to each game. However, even he has rarely been involved with a Parkview softball players, left to right, Jahne team that has been as proacBowen, Summer Glenn and Destiny Beckham tive as his Parkview softball have sparked the Panthers’ offense on the team has been so far this basepaths. (Photo: David Friedlander) season.
The Panthers have gone out of their way to make things happen in the field, at the plate and especially on the basepaths, where they have accumulated 121 team stolen bases in 125 attempts. That aggressive baserunning has been a major key to their 24-9 record thus far, including the Region 7-AAAAAAA tournament title, as they head into today’s second-round Class AAAAAAA state playoff series at home against North Cobb. It’s an approach that they
adopted early this season, appropriately enough, on the fly. “It was almost out of necessity, honestly,” said Bishop, who is in his second season as Parkview’s head coach and also serves as an assistant in Chan Brown’s baseball program. “Coming into the year, I thought we would hit some more home runs. It hasn’t materialized as much as we thought it would. So, we’re finding a way to create more offense, and the best way to do that is to get
people moving. It forces the defenses to get out of place.” The Panthers have been quite adept at doing so throughout this season. Their personnel — which includes such speedsters as Destiny Beckham and fellow junior outfielder Jahne Bowen, both of whom also run for Parkview’s girls track program in the spring — has definitely been conducive to pulling off an aggressive running game.
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Media Day ushers Blocking key as North advances to Elite Eight in hoop season By Scott Smith
SUWANEE — North Gwinnett’s opponent in the second round of the Class AAAAAAA state playoffs was a familiar one. The Bulldogs had already faced North Forsyth twice in the regular season. The first two meetings were 2-0 sweeps by North Gwinnett, and although Tuesday night’s affair was more of a challenge for the Bulldogs, they still triumphed with a 3-1 win. After exiting the playoffs in the second round last season, Tuesday’s win put North Gwinnett (41-7) into the Elite Eight this Saturday. The opponent for the Bulldogs will be determined after the remaining eight teams are reseeded. “Playing a team a third time around is always a tough one,” North Gwinnett head coach Vanessa Henry said. “We knew that coming in and we definitely had to up our game.” North Forsyth, the No. 3 seed out of Area 5-AAAAAAA, reached the second round with a 3-0 sweep at Hillgrove, but North Gwinnett responded with some excellent defense, especially in the middle. Blockers Shea O’Farrell and Oghosa Ehigiator continually challenged the North Forsyth hitters with Ehigiator leading the way with six solo blocks. O’Farrell, who recently committed to Augusta University, finished with three assisted blocks and one solo block. “We had some good blocking today,” Henry said. “And even when they weren’t solo blocks, we had good blocks set so that we could play good defense around it. That was one of the things we made
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NORCROSS — The calendar indicates that it is still very much in the heart of high school football season, though the weather forecast lately seems more like summer. But Tuesday afternoon brought thoughts of another season with the third annual Media Day for Gwinnett County’s high school hoops program at Norcross High School’s media center. Media Day brought together coaches and selected players from all 24 of the county’s public and private school GHSA programs to meet with media outlets from Gwinnett and throughout Georgia about two weeks before preseason practice officially begins. “You have the county athletic director (Jon Weyher) stop by and say hello,” said Norcross boys coach Jesse McMillan, who cohosted the event with Blue Devils girls coach Angie Hembree. “You have multiple media outlets here. The kids look forward to it (each year). So yeah, it’s really fun. “It’s a low-pressure, low-stress environment. We still have two weeks before we start, so nobody’s really on edge. It’s kind of one of the things that when Media Day rolls around, you know it’s getting close. So, it’s really fun to see (the kids) all dressed up in their uniforms and getting their pictures taken and with smiles on their faces.” There were plenty of new faces taking part this year, including new coaches at several different programs. Oddly enough, one of the newest faces for Media Day is also one of the most familiar faces among Gwinnett’s basketball coaches. “I think maybe my last year (at Greater Atlanta Christian) was the first year they did this. I had something that night, so I couldn’t be here,” said Eddie Martin, who has coached in Gwinnett County 34 seasons at Brookwood, Norcross, GAC and now at Buford. “This is my first time to be here. I think it’s great. With a county like ours with as much basketball talent as there is in this county, it’s See HOOPS, Page 4B
North Gwinnett’s Alexa Fortin and Shea O’Farrell (1) look to block a shot by North Forsyth’s Bri Gilbert during the Class AAAAAAA Sweet Sixteen on Tuesday. (Photo: David McGregor)
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Devils sweep Archer on way to quarters Lydia Gratwick finished with a game-high 23 digs. Sophomore setter Kay NORCROSS — The Warren didn’t light up Norcross Blue Devils were the stat sheet in the kills sent home in their state category, but her 29 sets quarterfinal matchup a sea- allowed White and Jimerson ago, but after sweeping son to wreak havoc on the Archer on Tuesday night, Tigers. they are right back in the “We’re at the point now mix as one of the last eight where we’re just happy to teams remaining. move on,” Norcross head The Blue Devils won coach Jeff Cerneka said. 25-16, 25-18, 25-23 to “We’re trying to take toadvance to the Elite Eight night’s competitive nature behind dominating perand take that with us into formances from outside the next round. We’re very hitters MaKenzie White honored and pleased to be and Tia Jimerson. White moving on.” finished with 17 kills and The Blue Devils rolled Norcross’ MaKenzie White (1) puts the ball away over through Game 1 fairly easArcher’s Kyla French (12) and Destinee Marsh (6) in Jimerson finished with 13 AAAAAAA Sweet 16 action. (Photo: Jamie Akoubian) kills and 18 digs. Senior ily. Tied at 6-6, Norcross By Colin Hubbard Staff Correspondent
outscored Archer 19-10 behind six kills from White. Norcross never led by more than four points in the second game until it took a 23-18 lead and finished off the game 25-18. Warren had 10 sets in the game, four of which set up White for kills. Game 3 was do-or-die for the Tigers and they fought for every point. The back-and-forth effort featured 11 ties and 12 lead changes. As a result, it made Norcross buckle down and focus more than ever. “When we noticed that
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ondeck 2B • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016
The Home Teams
TODAY NEXT UPCOMING
San Diego Green Bay Sun, 4:05 p.m. Oct. 30, 4:25 p.m. FOX/92.9-FM FOX/92.9-FM
Duke at North Carolina Oct. 29, TBA Nov. 5, TBA 680-AM 680-AM
Cumberland 6 p.m.
Toccoa Falls Sat, 4 p.m.
Cumberlands Oglethorpe Sat, 7 p.m. Sun, 7 p.m.
at Florida at Kentucky Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 5, TBA SECN/750-AM CBS/750-AM
at Freed-Hrdmn Oct. 31, 6 p.m.
GGC MSOC FSSE = FOX Sports Southeast, FSSO = FOX Sports South
4 p.m. — ALCS, Game 5, Cleveland at Toronto (if necessary) TBS 8 p.m. — NLCS, Game 4, Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers FS1
7:30 p.m. — Preseason New York at Boston ESPN 10 p.m. — Preseason Golden State vs. L.A. Lakers ESPN
8 p.m. — Detroit at New York Rangers NBCSP
2:30 p.m. — UEFA Champions League Paris SaintGermain FC vs FC Basel. ESPN2 2:30 p.m. — UEFA Champions League FC Barcelona vs Manchester City FC FS1 2:30 p.m. — UEFA Champions League FC Bayern Munich vs PSV Eindhoven FSSO 9 p.m. — Women’s United States vs Switzerland. From Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. ESPN2
WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL 7 p.m. — Florida State at Miami FSSO 8 p.m. — Texas Christian at Texas FSSE
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Ongoing through Nov. 6: Mountain View youth wrestling is accepting registration for the upcoming season at www.mountainviewyouthwrestling.com. Practices will begin Nov. 7 and will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Mountain View High School wrestling room. Kindergartners through fifth-graders practice from 6 to 7 p.m. and middle school grades practice from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Georgia looking to stay afloat now By Jon Gallo
There was nothing left to say, nothing left to do, except acknowledge what has become an autumn rite in Athens had reared its ugly head yet again, this time during homecoming, in front of capacity crowd at Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs left the field speechless after a seemingly overmatched and inferior opponent essentially ended yet another promising Georgia season, sullying, staining and shredding it beyond repair. For months, Georgia fans clamored how coach Kirby Smart was the answer, how Jacob Eason would be Georgia’s next great quarterback, how the secondary returned its core from the nation’s top-ranked unit from a year ago and how the schedule was favorable with just four true road games — three against teams that finished with a losing record last year. But that’s history. This is the present: After a 1716 loss to Vanderbilt — a team that hadn’t won an SEC road game since 2013 — Georgia (4-3 overall, 2-3 SEC) is no where near being the 10-win team it was last year. Think about it: If Georgia didn’t rally against North Carolina and Nicholls, the latter of whom Georgia was expected to beat by 50 points, and Eason doesn’t throw a late touchdown pass on fourth down to beat Missouri, Georgia could still be looking for its first win of the Kirby Smart era. What happened on Saturday at Sanford Stadium was different than when the Bulldogs got beat down by Ole Miss and found a way to lose against Tennes-
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see. Those were defeats, not debacles. Ole Miss and Tennessee were better teams than Georgia and ultimately, better teams win. Was Vanderbilt a better team than Georgia on Saturday? “I’m still pretty numb,” tight end Jeb Blazevich said. “What we need to do is just sit and feel the pain.” It will take quite some time for the pain to subside. It won’t be this year — and maybe not next year, either, considering many of Georgia’s top players are seniors or will be eligible for the NFL Draft. Three weeks ago, Georgia was 3-0 and Eason looked like the next Matthew Stafford or David Greene with his heroics against Missouri. The Bulldogs’ looked like contenders for their first SEC Eastern Division title since 2012. Again, that’s history and this is the present: Georgia, which still has to play No. 15 Florida (5-1), No. 21 Auburn (4-2), Kentucky (3-3), Louisiana-Lafayette (2-4) and Georgia Tech (4-3), needs two wins to play in a bowl game for the 20th straight year. Florida, Kentucky and Georgia Tech all beat Vanderbilt. Auburn’s two losses are by a combined 19 points to Clemson and Texas A&M, which haven’t loss to anybody. Against Vanderbilt, Georgia turned itself into a tornado of miscues that practically swept up everyone, coaches included, and left one of the ugliest defeats in its wake, one that could hover over Smart for quite some time. Georgia outgained Vanderbilt, 421-171, including 346-109 through the air, allowed the Commodores just nine first
downs compared to Georgia’s 23 and the Bulldogs possessed the ball more than 10 minutes longer. But those statistics, which should have enabled Georgia to blow out Vanderbilt, were overshadowed by the Bulldogs giving up 151 return yards, including a 95-yard kickoff return on the opening play to set up Vanderbilt’s first touchdown. Georgia committed eight penalties for 53 yards and couldn���t run the ball despite having three running backs — Nick Chubb, Sony Michel and Brian Herrien — who combined to rush for 326 yards against South Carolina six days earlier. Vanderbilt limited the Bulldogs to 75 yards on 35 carries, about six feet per attempt. “It’s embarrassing and I’m sick to my stomach,” Smart told reporters. “We came out sloppy and I take full responsibility for it. Those guys played harder than us and that’s the disappointing thing.” Still, Georgia had a chance to win. The Bulldogs were facing a fourth-and-1 from Vanderbilt’s 41-yard line with 57 remaining. But instead of having Eason hand the ball to Chubb (5-foot-10, 227 pounds) or Michel (5-11, 223), the Bulldogs ran a sweep with the diminutive Isaiah McKenzie, who is 5-8, 164. McKenzie took the pitch and ran to his right, but was tackled a few feet short of the first down by inside linebacker Zach Cunningham, who was barely touched en route to McKenzie. “It’s a coach’s decision,” said Chubb, who lined up at fullback and served as lead blocker on Georgia’s final play. “He felt like that was a good play. We all agreed
on it, Coach (Kirby) Smart, Coach (Sam) Pittman, we all agreed. We thought it would work, but they came up and stopped it.” Cunningham said: “Coach (Mason) alerted is to the exact play they were going to run. It was something we saw on film but was also (Mason) knew it from their formation.” McKenzie added: “I didn’t see the guy coming backside. That’s basically what happened. It was a play they made, they made a good play. I was just thinking, ‘Get one yard, get one yard.’ But there was a man that came backside and tackled me.” What happened to the Bulldogs on Saturday can’t be considered an anomaly, as Georgia has made a habit of losing to inferior opponents. Remember in 2014 the 38-35 loss to South Carolina, which went on to win just three league games that year, and the 16-12 loss to the Gamecocks in Athens in 2007? Don’t forget the losses in 2006 and 2013 to Vanderbilt or the 2006 and 2009 defeats to Kentucky, either. Now, Georgia gets a week off before it faces SEC-East-leading Florida (5-1, 3-1) in Jacksonville on Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m. The Gators have beaten Georgia by an average of 21 points the last two years. “When you get knocked down, do you get back up?” Smart told reporters. “How do you handle adversity? We’ll see how we respond to this. As a leader, this is on me. We’ve got to be prepared to play the game, and the better we do in practice, the better we’ll do in the game. A lot of the kids played their hearts out, but we did not execute well enough to win.”
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016 • 3B
high school football OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Name: Matthew Hill School: Brookwood Position: Running back/wide receiver Class: Junior Highlights: Rushed 23 times for 210 yards and three touchdowns, caught two passes for 19 yards and had a 56-yard kickoff return in the Broncos’ 55-45 win over Central Gwinnett Coach Philip Jones’ take: “He’s extremely talented and versatile in many areas. Last year he was primarily a receiver and in spring and in early camp he kind of was primarily a DB. As the season’s gone along and as we’ve had injuries to our running backs, he’s become more of a running back for us. Since he’s been at running back, he’s gotten pretty indispensable because he’s so talented at running back. He’ll still stay versatile. He was an all-county kick returner last year as a sophomore. The thing with him is he’s such a blast to coach. He brings so much energy and enjoyment for the game to every single practice, every single game, every single workout. That kind of infectious energy just rubs off on everyone else and makes everyone else enjoy the game more. He’s not a real vocal leader but he definitely leads with his passion and energy for the game.”
Name: Ty Harris School: Dacula Position: Linebacker/running back Class: Senior Highlights: Made 14 tackles and a sack on defense, in addition to rushing 18 times for 81 yards on offense, in the Falcons’ 25-20 victory over Gainesville Coach Tommy Jones’ take: “Ty is the epitome of a hard-nosed, throwback type of player. He is a leader that works hard in the classroom, weight room and on the practice field. He is a real difference-maker for our football team on both sides of the ball.”
Region 8-AAAAAAA Region Overall This week 3-0 6-1 Newton 1-1 2-5 at Rockdale County 1-1 4-2-1 at Grayson 1-1 5-2 at Shiloh 1-1 2-5 South Gwinnett 0-3 2-6 Archer Region 7-AAAAAAA School Region Overall This week Norcross 3-0 7-0 at Berkmar Brookwood 3-0 5-2 Parkview Parkview 2-1 5-2 at Brookwood Central Gwinnett 2-2 3-5 at Meadowcreek Meadowcreek 1-2 1-6 Central Gwinnett Lakeside 1-3 4-4 Bye Berkmar 0-4 0-8 Norcross Region 6-AAAAAAA School Region Overall This week Mill Creek 4-0 8-0 Mountain View Mountain View 3-1 7-1 at Mill Creek North Gwinnett 2-1 4-3 at Peachtree Ridge Collins Hill 2-2 2-6 Bye Peachtree Ridge 1-2 2-5 North Gwinnett Duluth 0-3 2-5 at Discovery Discovery 0-3 1-6 at Duluth Region 8-AAAAAA School Region Overall This week Lanier 2-0 5-2 Apalachee Dacula 2-0 3-4 at Habersham Central Winder-Barrow 1-1 4-3 at Gainesville Gainesville 1-1 3-4 Winder-Barrow Habersham 0-2 4-3 Dacula Apalachee 0-2 2–4-1 at Lanier Region 8-AAAAA School Region Overall This week Buford 3-0 6-1 at Walnut Grove Loganville 3-0 6-1 Cedar Shoals Walnut Grove 2-1 3-4 Buford Flowery Branch 2-2 3-5 at Clarke Central Clarke Central 2-2 4-4 Flowery Branch Cedar Shoals 0-3 3-4 at Loganville Johnson 0-4 0-8 Bye Region 7-AAA School Region Overall This week GAC 4-0 7-1 at North Hall Dawson County 3-0 5-1 at East Hall Union County 2-2 6-2 Bye North Hall 2-2 5-3 GAC Lumpkin County 1-2 3-4 Fannin County Fannin County 0-3 2-5 at Lumpkin County East Hall 0-3 2-5 Dawson County Region 8-A School Region Overall This week Prince Avenue 7-0 8-0 Bye Athens Academy 6-0 7-0 George Walton George Walton 5-1 6-1 at Athens Academy Commerce 4-2 5-2 Towns County Hebron 3-3 4-3 Lakeview Athens Christian 3-3 4-3 Providence Towns County 1-5 2-5 at Commerce Lakeview 1-5 1-6 at Hebron Riverside Military 1-6 1-6 at Georgia Military Providence 0-6 1-6 at Athens Christian Region 5-A School Region Overall This week ELCA 4-0 7-0 at Strong Rock Landmark 4-0 7-0 at Wesleyan Wesleyan 3-1 6-1 Landmark Holy Innocents’ 2-2 3-4 at Fulton Leadership Mount Vernon 1-3 4-3 Our Lady of Mercy Strong Rock 1-3 3-4 ELCA Our Lady of Mercy 1-3 2-5 at Mount Vernon Fulton Leadership 0-4 0-7 Holy Innocents’
OFFENSIVE HONOR ROLL Brookwood Offensive line, paved way for 364 rushing yards, 7.9 yards per carry, 7 rushing TDs, 21 rushing first downs, 55 points Dante Black, 17 rushes for 130 yards, 2 TDs Chris Cotter, 2 catches for 14 yards, 87 percent blocking grade, 6 knockdown blocks Central Gwinnett Jarren Williams, 30 of 40 passing for 398 yards, 4 TDs, 12 rushes for 47 yards, 2 TDs Jallah Zeze, 7 catches for 150 yards, 3 TDs Derrick Lawrence, 10 catches for 110 yards, TD Tyrone Goude, 4 catches for 79 yards Collins Hill Caleb Hutson, 83 percent blocking grade, 3 pancake blocks Braxton Curry, 3 catches for 56 yards, TD Jonathan Postell, 16 rushes for 73 yards Dacula Tre McMillian, 19 rushes for 151 yards, 2 TDs, 5 tackles on defense Kenny Severe, 2 catches for 41 yards, TD, 2 special teams tackles Austin Manning, 90 percent blocking grade Brenon Sims, 85 percent blocking grade Duluth William Huzzie, 7 catches for 70 yards, TD Brandon Loftin, 5 catches for 99 yards Marcellos Sparks, 4 catches for 68 yards, 2 kickoff returns for 66 yards Cortez Buckholts, 3 catches for 37 yards, 3 pancake blocks, 1 TD Jalil El-Amin, 21 of 41 passing for 283 yards, 2 TDs GAC Kyler McMichael, 5 rushes for 103 yards Alex Boglin, 2 rushing TDs Davis Mills, 7 of 9 passing for 164 yards, 2 TDs, 1 rushing TD Nate Richey, high blocking grade Ford Roberts, high blocking grade Cam Osley, high blocking grade Trey Morrison, 1 kickoff return TD Lanier Noah Fritz, 10 of 18 passing for 119 yards, TD, 13 rushes for 57 yards Tywon Reaves, 21 rushes for 111 yards, 2 TDs, 36-yard catch Josh Stroud, 25-yard fourth-down catch to set up TD Alex Wyant, 3 catches for 30 yards, TD Collin Foster, winning blocking grade Mill Creek Cameron Turley, 19 of 29 passing for 349 yards, 4 TDs Edmond Graham, 6 catches for 126 yards, TD, 3 rushes for 9 yards Ace Williams, 4 catches for 126 yards, TD Mitchell McEnaney, winning blocking grade, 7-yard TD catch Adrian Jackson, winning blocking grade, 41-yard TD catch Tyler Fannin, winning blocking grade, 4 pancake blocks Jack Franklin, winning blocking grade, 3 pancake blocks Brenton King, 1-for-1 FGs, 4-for-4 PATs, 6-for-6 kickoffs for touchbacks Mountain View Jonathan Stewart, 88 percent blocking grade, 13 knockdown blocks Bryan Alvarenga, 84 percent blocking grade, 10 knockdown blocks, 8 tackles, 1 for loss, 1 1/2 sacks, 1 caused fumble on defense Aidan Higgins, 84 percent blocking grade, 11 knockdown blocks Matt Edwards, 25 of 39 passing for 319 yards, 3 TDs Malachi Carter, 11 catches for 139 yards, TD Dhante Hill, 9 catches for 122 yards, TD Norcross Andre Harding, 83 percent blocking grade, 3 pancake blocks Necholas Sermons, 5 rushes for 75 yards, TD, 13-yard catch Baron Radcliff, 9 of 17 passing for 127 yards, TD, 4 rushes for 22 yards, TD Omar Sinclair, 2 rushes for 39 yards, TD Tamir Jones, 2 catches for 35 yards, TD Ricky Holloman, 13-yard TD catch North Gwinnett Cade Fortin, 14 of 21 passing for 181 yards, TD, 8 rushes for 55 yards, 2 TDs Ryan Lovelace, 14 rushes for 77 yards, 2 TDs L.J. Fisher, 6 catches for 88 yards, TD Warren Ericson, highest blocking grade on offensive line Parkview Jonathan Adams, 82 percent blocking grade Collin Taliaferro, 84 percent blocking grade P.J. Welch, 81 percent blocking grade Braelan Marshall, 83 percent blocking grade Peachtree Ridge Fred Payton, 17 of 32 passing for 332 yards, 2 TDs Jaylen Johnson, 4 catches for 129 yards, TD Zane Ashley, 2 catches for 113 yards, TD, 9 tackles on defense Providence Mitchell Miller, 22 rushes for 205 yards, 9 tackles, 2 for losses on defense
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DEFENSIVE HONOR ROLL Archer Quinn Miller, 11 tackles (8 solos), 1 sack, 1 QB pressure, 1 caused fumble Emmanuel Michel, 7 solo tackles, 1 fumble recovery Jordan Roman, 7 tackles, 1 for loss Brookwood Connor Artime, 12 tackles, 1 for loss, 3 QB pressures, 1 interception Guillermo Luna, 12 tackles, 2 for losses, 1 pass breakup, 2 TDs on offense Kernard Lee, 9 tackles, 2 for losses, 1 sack Amir Berry, 8 tackles, 83-yard fumble return for TD Leonard Warner, 13 tackles, 1 for loss, 1 caused fumble, 1 pass breakup Central Gwinnett Kendall Gray, 8 tackles Jairus Jones, 7 tackles, 1 interception Malik Carrasco, 5 tackles, 1 fumble recovery Collins Hill Mamady Diarra, 9 tackles, 2 for losses Jomier Augustine, 10 tackles, 2 for losses Kymere Faucette, 8 tackles, 3 for losses, 2 pass breakups, 1 interception Tre Dagbee, 4 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 pass breakup Dacula Jalen Perry, 1 interception for TD, 5 tackles, 1 pass breakup, 20 rushing yards on offense Babila Fomuteh, 8 tackles, 1 for loss, 86 percent blocking grade on offense DeAndre Price, 1 interception, 4 tackles, 1 sack Noah Duba, 3 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 QB hurries Duluth Cameren Carter, 14 tackles, 1 for loss, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery Cordell Creighton, 12 tackles GAC Christopher Hinton, 9 tackles, 1 for loss Robby Fowler, 6 tackles Davis Markham, 6 tackles, 1 rushing TD on offense Lanier Juwuan Jones, 7 tackles, 1 for loss C.J. Bush, 8 tackles, 1 for loss, 1 interception for TD Michael Allen, 5 tackles, 4 for losses, 3 sacks, 1 QB hurry Tyler Taylor, 12 tackles, 3 for losses, 1 sack, 3 QB hurries, 1 pass deflection Kameron Brown, 12 tackles, 5 for losses, 2 sacks Mill Creek Ayoola Ogun-Semore, 6 tackles (5 solos), 4 sacks Jack Griffith, 8 tackles, 2 for losses, 2 sacks, 1 QB hurry Demetrius Rias, 8 tackles, 1 sack, 1 QB hurry, 1 pass breakup Jake Stewart, 7 tackles (5 solos), 1 for loss, 2 sacks Jamar Hall, 4 solo tackles, 1 pass breakup, 1 blocked PAT Matt Campbell, 6 punts for 42.3-yard average, 4 inside 20yard line, 3 inside 15-yard line Mountain View Jaelin Humphries, 10 tackles, 1 for loss Garbentz Josue, 8 tackles, 1 sack, 1 interception Marquel Broughton, 11 tackles, 1 pass breakup, 1 fumble recovery Norcross Monty Montgomery, 19 tackles, 2 for losses, 1 big hit, 1 QB hurry Terrion Dangerfield, 5 tackles, 2 for losses, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception for a TD Jalen Pinkney, 8 tackles, 1 for loss, 1 sack Darral Porter, 6 tackles, 1 for loss Darius Barnhill, 6 tackles, 1 for loss Devin Stevenson, 6 tackles, 1 for loss Keon Carter, 5 tackles, 2 big hits, 1 pass breakup North Gwinnett Brian Eberhardt, 7 tackles, 1 for loss, 90-yard interception return Matt Haller, 5 tackles Drew Jordan, 6 tackles, 1 for loss, 1 sack Warren Burrell, 5 tackles, 1 interception D.J. Turner, 5 tackles (4 solos), 1 interception Parkview Armon Williams, 5 tackles Anthony McClellan, 2 tackles, 1 sack Peachtree Ridge Kam Jones, 6 tackles (4 solos), 1 fumble recovery Deandre Byrd, 8 tackles, 1 fumble recovery David Parker, 5 tackles, 2 pass breakups Honor roll players are nominated by their coaches. To be included, coaches are asked to email their nominations by noon on Monday to firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Grayson Archer Newton South Gwinnett Shiloh Rockdale
This week’s state games of interest Camden County at Lowndes Colquitt County at Tift County Newnan at Westlake Hillgrove at Kennesaw Mountain Marietta at North Cobb North Paulding at McEachern Woodstock at Cherokee Roswell at Etowah Walton at Lassiter Forsyth Central at Milton Lambert at West Forsyth North Forsyth at South Forsyth Coffee at Northside-Warner Robins Valdosta at Lee County Mt. Zion-Jonesboro at Stephenson Drew at Tucker Creekside at Alexander Mays at South Paulding Sequoyah at Allatoona Harrison at Dalton Cambridge at Alpharetta Chattahoochee at Pope Centennial at Dunwoody (Sat.) North Atlanta at Northview Bainbridge at Thomas County Central Griffin at McIntosh Arabia Mountain at Chamblee
GEORGIA SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION PREP FOOTBALL POLL (First place votes in parentheses) Class AAAAAAA School Pts Prv 1. Mill Creek (10) 145 1 2. Roswell (5) 138 2 3. Grayson 122 3 4. Norcross 103 4 5. McEachern 92 5 6. Lowndes 74 6 7. Colquitt County 51 7 8. West Forsyth 33 8 9. North Cobb 29 10 10. Parkview 20 NR Others receiving votes: Mountain View 12, Brookwood 1, Woodstock 1 Dropped Out: Lassiter
Class AAAAA School Pts Prv 1. Stockbridge (13) 148 1 2. Buford (2) 137 2 3. Kell 120 3 4. Grady 97 4 5. Rome 86 5 6. Carrollton 68 6 7. Woodland 50 8 8. Griffin 40 9 9. Loganville 33 10 10. Arabia Mountain 20 NR Others receiving votes: Ware Co. 18, Jones County 4, Thomas County Central 3, Bainbridge 1 Dropped Out: Thomas County Central
Class AAAAAA School Pts Prv t1. Dalton (7) 128 2 t1. Valdosta (6) 128 3 3. Northside-WR (2) 1 27 4 4. Harrison 107 5 5. Lee County 95 1 6. Tucker 80 6 7. Alexander 55 8 8. Glynn Academy 47 9 9. Northgate 26 10 10. Mays 1 7 NR Others receiving votes: Houston County, 10, Coffee 5 Dropped Out: Houston County
Class AAAA School Pts Prv 1. Cartersville (15) 150 1 2. Thomson 135 2 3. Woodward Acad. 120 3 4. Jefferson 96 4 5. Blessed Trinity 81 5 6. Ridgeland 67 6 7. Cairo 66 7 8. Mary Persons 51 8 9. Burke Country 33 9 10. Marist 16 10 Others receiving votes: Troup 8, Cedartown 1, Stephens County 1, West Hall 1 Dropped out: None
Class AAA School Pts Prv 1. GAC (15) 150 1 2. Peach County 130 2 3. Westminster 115 3 4. Crisp County 99 5 5. Liberty County 81 6 6. Cedar Grove 75 8 7. Calhoun 66 7 8. Lovett 56 9 t9. Dawson County 20 10 t9. Pace Academy 20 4 Others receiving votes: Jenkins-Savannah 7, Jackson 3, Pierce County 2, Union County 1 Dropped Out: None Class AA School Pts Prv 1. Benedictine (12) 147 1 2. Fitzgerald (1) 128 2 3. Jefferson Co. (2) 121 3 4. Callaway 106 4 5. Rabun County 95 5 6. Brooks County 63 7 7. Pepperell 47 8 8. Vidalia 37 9 9. Elbert County 25 NR 10. Heard County 23 6 Others receiving votes: Screven County 20, Washington County 10, Dublin 2, Chattooga 1 Dropped Out: Dublin
Class A School Pts Prv 1. ELCA (14) 149 1 2. Prince Avenue Christian (1) 127 2 3. Wesleyan 115 3 t4. Clinch County 96 4 t4. Emanuel Co. Inst. 96 5 6. Fellowship Christian 7 3 6 7. Landmark Christian 59 7 8. Manchester 42 8 9. Macon County 32 9 10. Calvary Day 10 10 Others receiving votes: Mt. Zion-Carrollton 8, Mt. Paran Christian 5, Tattnall Square 5, Darlington 2 Dropped Out: None
Publications participating: Athens Banner-Herald; Augusta Chronicle; Cherokee Tribune, Canton; CowetaScore.com, Newnan; The Daily Citizen, Dalton; Forsyth County News, Cumming; Gwinnett Daily Post, Lawrenceville; Macon Telegraph; Marietta Daily Journal; Rome News-Tribune; Savannah Morning News; ScoreAtlanta; Tifton Gazette; Valdosta Daily Times; Walker Co. Messenger, LaFayette
4B • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Grizzlies upend No. 4 Thomas From Staff Reports COLUMBUS — The Georgia Gwinnett men’s soccer team upset No. 4 Thomas 1-0 on Tuesday for its fifth straight win and 60th in program history. “The guys played their most complete game of the season,” GGC head coach Steve DeCou said. “We are starting to put all the pieces together at the right time leading into conference tournament play in just over three weeks. Tonight’s win over a top-5 program is special.” The Grizzlies (8-3-2) netted the game-winning goal in the 22nd minute of play and held on for the duration. Junior Jack Gurr headed a long ball to the bottom right-hand corner of the net. Freshman defender Malik Thornell lifted a cross from the right side of the pitch to the middle of the box, connecting with Gurr for the goal.
The Grizzly defensive line played a dominant 90 minutes, preserving its seventh shutout of the season. In the 40th minute, junior Ellis Husband kept the score in GGC’s advantage, making a lastsecond stop on a pointblank shot by Thomas’ Antonio Rodriguez. After the intermission, the Grizzlies continued to control the pace of the game. While Thomas (112-1) outshot the Grizzlies 18-9, GGC landed five shots on goal compared to TU’s four. Senior goalkeeper Lewis Sharpe also made a key stop for the Grizzlies in the final minutes of the contest. The Durham, England native secured the Grizzlies’ 1-0 victory over the fourth-ranked Night Hawks with a glove save with three minutes left in the match. Sharpe now sits with 41 wins and 243 saves in his four years as a Grizzly.
The GGC men’s soccer team celebrates a 1-0 win over No. 4 Thomas on Tuesday in Columbus. (Photo: Rod Reilly)
Buford cruises into Elite Eight From Staff Reports BUFORD — Buford rolled through its secondround matchup, sweeping Locust Grove 25-11, 2511, 29-9 in the state volleyball playoffs Tuesday. Avery Cason pounded out 11 kills for the Wolves (38-4). Setter Morgan Mitchell finished with 35 assists and Gabby Curry had eight digs in the win. Buford will play at home Saturday in the quarterfinals against a to-
be-determined opponent. VOLLEYBALL Hebron falls in heartbreaker MACON — A promising season was cut short when Hebron Christian fell to Mount De Sales 25-19, 25-22, 17-25, 2523 in the second round of the state playoffs Tuesday. State champs two years ago, Hebron (35-19) had a starting lineup which featured three freshmen.
Hoops •From Page 1B great to do something like this. I know it’s got to be special for the kids to be able to come in and do stuff like this. And then obviously from a coach’s standpoint, it makes it easier than trying to play phone tag (with local and statewide reporters) for five or six times trying to get back to somebody.” There were plenty of different players who were popular figures among the media during Tuesday’s festivities,
including players already committed to college programs like girls stars Wesleyan’s Mikayla Coombs (Connecticut), Brookwood’s N’dea Jones (Texas A&M) and Archer seniors Autumn Newby (Vanderbilt) and Linsey Marchese (Indiana), and boys standouts Al Durham of Berkmar (Indiana) and T.J. Massenburg of Shiloh (Middle Tennessee State), as well as uncommitted recruiting targets like Norcross twin towers Rayshaun Hammonds and Lance Thomas.
Norcross •From Page 1B
foot off the gas pedal, that’s when things start to go we were down, we started south on us a little bit,” he to communicate more and said. “Archer did very well. picked up the energy,” They competed. I give Warren said. “We had to them all kinds of credit.” come together in between White credited her points and talk about what team’s win to being able we were going to do next.” to adjust throughout the Archer tied the game match and is very excited at 23, but Warren set up to get back to the quarterWhite on a terrific pass to finals. put the Blue Devils up 24“They were blocking us 23 and an ace from Sam inside the court, so we just Lanning on the following pushed our offense outside play finished the game. which was their weak“The thing we’ve been ness for blocking and that working on the most all helped us win,” White said. year long is our ball con“We got to the Elite Eight trol and staying calm under Archer’s Kyla Ffrench (12) puts away a kill against Nor- last year so just to go back chaos,” Cerneka said. cross in AAAAAAA Sweet 16 volleyball action. (Photo: this year is awesome in our “Being able to relaxed and Jamie Akoubian) senior year.” be comfortable in uncomJimerson added that fortable situations. Lydia the same result.” things weren’t going their her team is trying to do Gratwick is our queen of Cerneka wanted to make way. something their Norcross chaos. She was incredible sure that they continue to “We’ve had an aggreshas never done before, and and was all over the floor. stay aggressive throughsive mindset all season that’s make it into the final Without her, we don’t get out the game, even when long and once we take our four.
North •From Page 1B an emphasis on in practice was blocking.” That defensive play also opened up the offense for the Bulldogs, which was paced by 37 assists from Alexa Fortin. Lizzy Packer led the attack with 19 kills, while Grace Rigsbee added 14 kills. The opening set went to North Gwinnett 26-16, but it didn’t come easy as the two teams basically traded points the first half of the set. North Gwinnett held a slim 14-13 lead when Packer and O’Farrell led the Bulldogs to an 11-3 run to take a 1-0 lead with a 25-16 win. O’Farrell had two kills during that run and helped add two more points with blocks at the net, while Packer delivered three kills, including the final point of the set. Set 2 also started out with the two teams going point for point when North Forsyth (35-18) found itself in a 15-11 hole. The Raiders were finally able to mount several successful attacks at the net, led by outside hitter Bri Gilbert and setter Logan Taft, to surge ahead for a 25-21 win to tie the match at 1-1. “This is the state playoffs and when it’s 1-1, you don’t get uptight over it,” Henry said. “You’re at the point where you still got to play and if it goes five, you’ve got to play harder.” The Bulldogs shook off the loss and took a 2-1 lead with a 25-12 win in the third set. The sharpness the Raiders had in the second set vanished in the third set as North Forsyth aided the Bulldogs with nine unforced errors. While the unforced errors didn’t plague the Raiders in the fourth set, the hitting from North
North’s Lizzy Packer spikes the ball past Logan Taft during the Bulldogs four-set victory over North Forsyth in the Class AAAAAAA Sweet Sixteen on Tuesday. (Photo: David McGregor)
Gwinnett did as the combination of Fortin to Rigsbee led to three points for the Bulldogs with Packer adding three kills in the set. The clinching point came from Fortin, who had an easy kill after a dig by North Forsyth sailed long
over the net, ending the match with 25-13 win. “We feel like we’re right where we need to be,” Henry said. “We don’t have any major things we need to fix, we just have to stay sharp.” The back line for North
Gwinnett was led by Packer with 18 digs and Jill Tontillo with 16 digs. Reagan Schneider added 15 digs with Fortin collecting nine and Rigsbee getting six. Kaitlyn Nugent led the team in aces with two.
That mission has been accomplished with a .344 team batting average and .397 team on-base percentage, led by Beckham’s .545 average and .579 OBP. When the running game works, as it usually does, it’s enough to fluster opponents, as it did during the Region 7-AAAAAAA tournament final against archrival Brookwood. The Broncos didn’t necessarily commit a lot of errors, but the Panthers were able to outrace them to seemingly every bag and manufacture enough runs to claim wins of 5-1 and 3-2 to take the region title. “When we played Brookwood (in the region finals) — they’re a good team and everything, but once we kind of got under their skin, they started to fall apart,” Bowen said.
“We just kind of came in with a different kind of approach. We knew that we were going to have to (treat it) like a regular game, just play our game.” If the Panthers can do the same thing to North Cobb today, they can earn their first trip to the GHSA state tournament in Columbus in over a decade, something they’ve talked about since the first day of preseason practice. “I’m really excited to be a part of it,” Glenn said. “Not only are we a team, we’re a family. Going to Columbus together (would be) more of an accomplishment. This has been our dream since (the beginning of) this year. I remember (Turnbull) said, ‘What’s our goal?’ And we said, ‘We’re going to go to Columbus. We want Columbus so bad.’”
Parkview •From Page 1B
Perhaps, but the Panthers have definitely taken their “That’s part of it, but we speed and small-ball game did a lot of it last year,” to a much higher level. Bishop pointed out. “DesBeckham enters today’s tiny had 23 stolen bases as doubleheader hoping to a junior last year. That was build on what is already part of her game last year. a single-season school Jahne, when she played on record with 40 stolen bases varsity as a courtesy runner and has also posted teamlast year, she ran a bit. best 38 runs scored out “I’ve always, as a coach, of the leadoff spot in the had a very aggressive style Parkview batting order. regardless of my personMeanwhile, Bowen has nel. … We run a bit up chipped in 14 steals and 23 there (on the baseball field) runs scored out of the sixth no matter what the person- spot in the order and recent nel is. Depending on the Georgia Tech committed year and depending on the shortstop Hannah Turnkids we have, we’ll play bull has gotten into the act some hit and run, stuff like with 15 steals, illustrating that, and some other small- just how much speed the ball stuff. But even before Panthers have throughout that as a head coach at the lineup. other players, I’ve always Even players who aren’t had that aggressive style part of the every day lineup because that’s the kind of have contributed, like college ball I played at sophomore Summer Glenn, Berry.” who has stolen 20 bases
while serving as a courtesy runner for Parkview’s pitchers and catchers. “I’ve been running more than I have in past years,” Glenn said. “Usually I hit, run and play. Now that I’m a courtesy runner, I have to work (more) on how I’m going to get to (the next) base, how I’m going to advance, because I am the designated runner. … Right now, every day during practice, we just run because you have to become a better baserunning team.” Indeed, it isn’t just the steals that have been the byproduct of the Parkview’s running game. The Panthers can use a variety off bunts and slap hits designed to put the ball in play and put pressure on opposing defense. And when a ball gets to the outfield or a pitch hits
the dirt, it is very common for Parkview baserunners to go for the extra base to put themselves into better scoring position. “That’s pretty much what we practice,” Beckham said. “We go on every crack of the bat. It’s made us more aggressive … and just know the situation, know where the infielders are so you can be aggressive and take the extra base.” That method has definitely paid off, with the Panthers averaging 6.5 runs per game despite having only 64 extra-base hits among their 214 total hits on the season, including just four home runs — two of them by Bowen. Of course, for such an approach to be effective, the Panthers must put the ball in play and hit well enough to reach base.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016 • 5B
Parkview’s Turnbull picks Georgia Tech softball
One of Gwinnett’s top high school softball players has made a decision on her future. Parkview’s Hannah Turnbull gave a verbal commitment to play college softball at Georgia Tech over the weekend. The junior shortstop and 2015 Daily Post first-team All-County selection his currently hitting .337 with 21 RBIs, 17 runs scored, eight doubles and 15 stolen bases as the Panthers (24-9) prepare for their second-round Class AAAAAAA state championship series against North Cobb. For her career, Turnbull has amassed four home runs, 20 doubles, 61 RBIs and 58 runs scored. Her commitment will make her the latest in a series of Gwinnett standouts in Tech’s program, including current Yellow Jackets Jessica Kowalewicz (Providence Christian), Drew Puckett (Buford), Sam Pierannunzi (Peachtree Ridge) and Draven Sonnen (North Gwinnett).
Buford junior Richardson commits to Tennessee
Even after watching Tennessee lose 49-10 to No. 1 Alabama on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn., Buford junior Bryson Richardson decided he wanted to be a Volunteer. The three-star defensive back announced he verbally committed to Tennessee over offers from Louisville, Vanderbilt, North Carolina State and Wake Forest. Richardson also plays offense for the Wolves, but has said he would like to play defensive back in college. “It has been a great day for me. Ever since I was 6 years old, I dreamt of playing football,” Richardson posted on his Twitter account. “All the hard work and dedication I put in to get to this point has been worth it. I’ve had so much help and support from many people. I’m looking forward to chasing my dreams and continuing to get better in every aspect of this game and life. I want to thank my friend, family and coaches who have gotten me to this point. I would like to announce that I will continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Tennessee.”
Grayson’s Kurt Taylor selected for Offense-Defense All-American Bowl
Grayson senior running back Kurt Taylor accepted an invite to the 11th annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl on Dec. 30 at Kennesaw State’s Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The 5-foot-9, 200-pound Michigan commit has run for 405 yards and eight touchdowns for the Rams (6-1, 3-0 Region 8-AAAAAAA).
Georgia Force bounce back with win
The Georgia Force home-school football team rebounded from a loss with a 31-14 win over the Carolina Wildcats last Friday in Pickens, S.C. The Force (7-1), who lost 19-12 the week before to unbeaten Community Christian, held Carolina to six first-half points behind a defense led by safety Milton Rowe (seven tackles, interception), Addison Jackson, Seth McClure, Kaleb Tuggle, Luke Cieply, Grant Gay and Dominick Knowles. Alex Strine, Harris Williams and Xavier Johnson scored rushing touchdowns in the win, while quarterback Josh Goin was 8 of 14 for 152 yards and a TD pass to Oz Faal. Jacob Hamric had four catches for 101 yards to lead the receivers. Georgia also got a 25-yard field goal from Christian Rivera.
Parkview’s Corsello, Brookwood’s Saddler named runners of week
Christian Corsello of Parkview and Reese Saddler of Brookwood were selected as runners of the week Monday by the Gwinnett cross country coaches. Corsello placed eighth at the Coach Wood Invitational in 16 minutes, 19 seconds and Saddler, a freshman, was 36th at the same meet in 20:25.
Kids and Pros to host fundraiser with Redskins legends
Kids and Pros will host its annual Locker Room Chat fundraiser at the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience on Nov. 15. The event features an in-depth conversation with Kids and Pros co-founders, former Atlanta Falcons and longtime Gwinnett residents Bobby Butler and Buddy Curry, along with their special guests, former Washington Redskins offensive linemen Joe Jacoby and Jeff Bostic. Jacoby and Bostic won three Super Bowl championships with the Redskins as part of their famous offensive line, The Hogs. Former NFL quarterback and Falcons broadcaster Dave Archer will host the event, which benefits Kids and Pros, a nonprofit that hosts free youth football camps in Georgia and around the South for kids ages 7 to 13. The night begins with a 5 p.m. tour, followed by a 6:30 p.m. reception and a 7 p.m. panel. Limited sponsorships are available at www.kidsandpros.com/kids-pros-lockerroom-sponsorship. Tickets can be purchased online as well. For questions, email email@example.com. — From staff reports
Baseball LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League Cleveland 3, Toronto 1 Friday, Oct. 14: Cleveland 2, Toronto 0 Saturday, Oct. 15: Cleveland 2, Toronto 1 Monday, Oct. 17: Cleveland 4, Toronto 2 Tuesday, Oct. 18: Toronto 5, Cleveland 1 Wednesday, Oct. 19: Cleveland at Toronto, 4 p.m. x-Friday, Oct. 21: Toronto at Cleveland, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 22: Toronto at Cleveland National League Chicago 1, Los Angeles 1 Saturday, Oct. 15: Chicago 8, Los Angeles 4 Sunday, Oct. 16: Los Angeles 1, Chicago 0 Tuesday, Oct. 18: Chicago (Arrieta 18-8) at Los Angeles (Hill 3-2), late Wednesday, Oct. 19: Chicago (Lackey 11-8) at Los Angeles (Urias 5-2), 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20: Chicago at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 22: L.A. at Chicago
Chase heads for fearsome track
involved Hamlin, Kenseth, Harvick and Dillon. • And in May 2015, Talladega. there was a 15 car accident Few words conjure that included Johnson, more fear in racing than Logano and Harvick. mentioning the 2.66-mile, Two years ago KeselD-shaped speedway nesowski went to Talladega tled among the Alabama and won, knowing a vicpines and the Talladega tory was the only way he mountain range between could move to the next Atlanta and Birmingham, round. Since he’s done it Ala. once, he’s confident he Known for its bizarre can do it again. infield atmosphere and “We are going to TallaSprint Cup drivers Kevin Harvick (4), Ricky Stenhouse even more bizarre racing, Jr. (17), A.J. Allmendinger (47), Martin Truex Jr. (78) and dega,” he said. “I like TalSunday’s Hellmann’s 500 Cole Whitt (98) wreck on the last lap during the Geico ladega. Talladega has been 500 in May at Talladega Superspeedway. (Photo: Jasen good to me and I am going at the Talladega Superspeedway presents a lot of Vinlove-USA Today Sports) to drive my butt off and at risks while being extreme- tor Speedway on Oct. 9 currently are above the the end of the day I have ly fickle with its rewards. to punch his ticket into cutline, while Austin Dil- faith that if it is meant to It’s a place where cars Round 3, and Kevin lon, Denny Hamlin, Brad be it is meant to be. We too often finish upsideHarvick’s victory Sunday Keselowski and Chase can’t get down. There is a down and backward. at the Kansas Speedway Elliott are on the outside, long way to go still.” It’s where emotions too means he will race another looking in. With a victory in the often evolve into rage. day toward a possible Barring a massive crash bank, Harvick’s crew chief It’s where simple fenderchampionship. that wipes out many of now will focus his attenbenders too often create a Gene Haas, who cothe drivers atop the Chase tion to the races following lot of overtime work for owns Harvick’s car, was standings — something Talladega. junk yard operators. relieved his anxiety was that is entirely possible — “Our focus is going to And it’s a place where cut in half at Kansas. Now the bottom four know their be on Martinsville and more dreams are dashed he will only lose sleep chances realistically rely moving forward,” Rodney than realized. trying to get his second on winning. Childers said. “We’ve For most, just finishing driver, Kurt Busch, into “We’ve just got to go to got nice stuff to take to is a daunting challenge. the next round. Talladega and hope that Talladega. We were planBut for a handful of driv“I think we were pretty nothing crazy happens,” ning on going down there ers in the Chase for the nervous going into TallaTruex said. to have to win the race Championship, it’s a place dega next week,” he said. Here’s how crazy Talthere. We’ll definitely go where a victory probably “When you get behind a ladega can be: down there and race hard. is the only way to qualify little bit, all of a sudden • There were a total of It’s just nice to be able to for the third round of the you get down to a ‘win or 55 cars involved in accifocus on the weeks going playoffs. go home.’ That makes for dents last May at Tallaforward. “It’s all about the racing excitement. dega. Since there only are “This past week was gods in that story in Tal“So obviously we’re glad 40 in the lineup, it means rough on the whole race ladega,” Kyle Busch said. we don’t have to have that a lot crashed two or three team, to be honest. Let The elimination format excitement at Talladega.” times. Drivers involved those guys go see their calls for four drivers to be Johnson said his win at in the carnage included kids and families a few eliminated from the Chase Charlotte was “massive” Chase drivers Edwards, nights. It’s going to mean after the third, sixth and since he now won’t have Dillon, Johnson, Truex, a lot to them. Everybody ninth races of the playoffs. to face the pressure of sur- Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, catch their breath and get A victory in a current viving, much less winning, Hamlin, Kenseth, Logano ready for Martinsville.” segment earns a driver an at Talladega. and Harvick. There were Everyone else will go automatic pass to the next Matt Kenseth, Kyle 21 cars in one massive to Talladega holding their round. Busch, Carl Edwards, pileup and 12 in another. breath, hoping for the Jimmie Johnson won Kurt Busch, Martin Truex • A year ago, there best — while dreading the at the Charlotte MoJr. and Joey Logano was an 11-car crash that worst. By Don Coble
Lower series racing may be curtailed By Dob Coble
Kyle Busch’s dominating victory Saturday during the Xfinity Series race at Kansas not only renewed concern about Sprint Cup regulars moonlighting in the lower series, it may lead to a rule change. Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s vice president and chief racing development officer, hinted the sanctioning body may limit appearances — especially during Xfinity and Camping World Truck playoff races. “It certainly is on our radar,” O’Donnell said. “We’ve heard the fans. It’s interesting. it’s been a balance throughout the years. We’ve always had Sprint Cup drivers come into the Xfinity Series and sometimes dominate.” O’Donnell made his comments Monday morning during his weekly appearance on Sirius Radio’s NASCAR channel. Actually, Sprint Cup drivers have won 138 of the last 196 Xfinity races. The Xfinity and Camping World Truck series have embarked on their first Chase this year. And like in Sprint Cup, both of those other divisions offer automatic berths to the
NASCAR hopes less downforce in 2017 leads to more passing Buoyed by the success that came with reduced downforce this year, NASCAR will take away even more aerodynamic downforce next season to
create more passing. Cars will have smaller rear spoilers to take away rear grip, and they will have a new rear-end configuration that will make it more difficult to work around the current package. Slower speeds in the corners should lead to more sideby-side racing and passing, NASCAR said. Drivers seem eager to be more responsible for a car’s success. “We are all wanting slower center of corner speeds,” Jimmie Johnson said. “We all feel that will put on a better race. The slower the center of corner speed is the more off throttle time we create, the more opportunities there are to pass, the more opportunities there are to make mistakes, the more opportunities you have to work on the handling of your race car. “Directionally, that is the way the sport is going. I think the smaller spoiler is going to help us.” Carl Edwards has been a leading critic about the level of technology that’s changed the sport. He wants to see cars slip and slide through the turns where success is the result of driving skills and mechanics, not engineering.
operations. Promoted director of basketball operations and scouting innovation Vince Rozman to senior director of basketball operations. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS—Activated DB Sharrod Neasman from the practice squad. Placed LB Derrick Shelby on IR. BALTIMORE RAVENS—Added DB Asa Jackson to the practice squad. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Cut DB Lou Young. Signed TE Scott Simonson. Waived DE Lavar Edwards. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Activated DB Ed Reynolds from the practice squad. Added DB Darius Hillary and WR Jordan Leslie to the practice squad. Placed DB Jordan Poyer on IR. DETROIT LIONS—Added LB Brandon Chubb to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Acquired RB Knile Davis from the Kansas City Chiefs for a conditional 2018, seventh-round draft pick. Added DT Brian Price to the practice squad. Placed DB Sam Shields on IR. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Added WR Marcus Leak to the practice squad. Cut DB Frankie Williams. Placed WR Quan Bray on IR. Signed TE Chase Coffman.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Activated DB Terrance Mitchell, NT Rakeem Nunez-Roches, and LB Ramik Wilson from the practice squad. Placed DE Allen Bailey on IR. Placed LB Justin March on IR. Signed DE Kendall Reyes. Waived DE Nick Williams. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Added DB Tre Roberson to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Added G Jamil Douglas to the practice squad. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Cut DB Tony Carter. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Cut T Matt Feiler. Signed T Brian Mihalik. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Cut LB Tyler Marcordes. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Placed DB Will Redmond on IR/Designated For Return list. Placed DT Garrison Smith on IR. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed DT Sealver Siliga. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Cut RB Russell Hansbrough. COLLEGE FOOTBALL OKLAHOMA—Announced DT Du’Vonta Lampkin and OL Dwayne Orso-Bacchus has served his suspension. WESTERN KENTUCKY—Announced WR John Brunner has left the program.
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What: Hellmann’s 500 (32nd of 36 races) Where: Talladega Superspeedway at Talladega, Ala. When: Sunday at 2 p.m. Track: 2.5-mile tri-oval. Broadcast: Television — NBCSN, 1:30 p.m.; Radio — Motor Racing Network, Sirius Satellite Radio channel 90, 1 p.m. Race format: 188 laps. Last year’s winner: Joey Logano. Track schedule: Friday — practices, 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Saturday — pole qualifying, 4 p.m. Up next: The Goody’s Fast Relief 500 is Oct. 30 at the Martinsville Speedway.
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What: Fred’s 250 (19th of 23 races) Where: Talladega Superspeedway When: Saturday at 1 p.m. Broadcast: Television — FOX, 12:30 p.m.; Radio — Motor Racing Network, Sirius Satellite Radio channel 90, 12:30 p.m. Race format: 94 laps. Last year’s winner: Timothy Peters. Track schedule: Friday — practices, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Saturday — pole qualifying, 10:30 a.m.
next level for a victory and eliminations after every three races. Busch, who’s won nine times in 30 Xfinity races this year, kept an Xfinity driver from earning the automatic pass. Joey Logano won at earlier this month at the Charlotte Motor Speedway to take away another berth. “As the sport has evolved one of the great things is we’ve got more of a fan following in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series,” O’Donnell said. “They like seeing those drivers come up through the ranks and it’s
our job to make sure that Xfinity is where names are made. We’ve got to do on that on the race track. “That is something we’re taking a really hard look at for next year, I’d say stay tuned. We’re going to look at and probably have something to announce fairly soon.”
SPORTS AT A GLANCE x-Sunday, Oct. 23: L.A. at Chicago
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Transactions BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Named Chip Hale third base coach. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association BROOKLYN NETS—Waived PG Jorge Gutierrez, SG Beau Beech, SF Chase Budinger, and PF Egidijus Mockevicius. MIAMI HEAT—Signed SG Luis Montero. Waived PF Keith Benson. NEW YORK KNICKS—Signed SF Cleanthony Early. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Named Alex Rucker vice president of analytics and strategy. Named Juan Jackson director of team security. Named Kevin Owens basketball operations coordinator. Named Scott Epsley director of physiotherapy and clinical diagnostics. Named Shea Dawson manager of team services. Promoted associate vice president and chief of staff Ned Cohen to vice president of basketball
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services for individuals in this state who have been or may be sexually exploited?” Summary This proposal authorizes the General Assembly to provide for additional penalties for various criminal sexual exploitation offenses and assessments on adult entertainment establishments and to dedicate revenue derived therefrom to the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund for the purpose of providing care and rehabilitative and social services to sexually exploited persons. It amends Article III, Section IX, Paragraph VI of the Georgia Constitution. A copy of this entire proposed constitutional amendment is on file in the office of the judge of the probate court and is available for public inspection. -3Reforms and re-establishes the Judicial Qualifications Commission and provides for its composition, governance, and powers. House Resolution No. 1113 Resolution Act No. 537 Ga. L. 2016, p. 896 “( ) YES ( ) NO Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to abolish the existing Judicial Qualifications Commission; require the General Assembly to create and provide by general law for the composition, manner of appointment, and governance of a new Judicial Qualifications Commission, with such commission having the power to discipline, remove, and cause involuntary retirement of judges; require the Judicial Qualifications Commission to have procedures that provide for due process of law and review by the Supreme Court of its advisory opinions; and allow the Judicial Qualifications Commission to be open to the public in some manner?” Summary This proposal abolishes the existing Judicial Qualifications Commission and requires the General Assembly to replace it with a new Judicial Qualifications Commission and provide for the composition, manner of appointment, governance, powers and duties, procedures, and open meetings of such reformed commission, with such commission having the power to discipline, remove, and cause involuntary retirement of judges as provided in the Constitution, and for Supreme Court review of the commission’s opinions and procedures. It amends Article VI, Section VII, Paragraph VI and Article VI, Section VII, Paragraph VII of the Georgia Constitution. A copy of this entire proposed constitutional amendment is on file in the office of the judge of the probate court and is available for public inspection. -4Dedicates revenue from existing taxes on fireworks to trauma care, fire services, and public safety. Senate Resolution No. 558 Resolution Act No. 530 Ga. L. 2016, p. 895 “( ) YES ( ) NO Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the proceeds of excise taxes on the sale of fireworks or consumer fireworks be dedicated to the funding of trauma care, firefighter equipping and training, and local public safety purposes?” Summary This proposal provides that the proceeds of excise taxes on the sale of fireworks or consumer fireworks be dedicated to funding trauma care, fire services, and local public safety purposes. It amends Article III, Section IX, Paragraph VI of the Georgia Constitution. A copy of this entire proposed constitutional amendment is on file in the office of the judge of the probate court and is available for public inspection. 9 2 8 - 4 4 8 5 8 8 , 10/19,26,11/2
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LAWRENCEVILLE ROOM FOR RENT $525/mo. Sugarloaf Mills area. Near Gwnt. Transit. Quiet n’hood. 678-8252656; 678-353-9483 COMMERCIAL RENTALS
LAWRENCEVILLE OFFICE/ WAREHOUSES SPACE AVAILABLE 750 to 3600 sf Mike 404-375-5438.
GARAGE SALES GORGEOUS LAKE LOT! 210 RIVER LAKE DR. Beautiful Shaded Lake Lot With Hardwoods With Great Views of Lake Oconee. EHO • $245,000 Peters Realty Professionals 770-466-2885 www.petersrealtyprofessionals.com
MANSFIELD, GA 30055
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MONROE, GA 30655
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LAND LOT 0 OLD ATHENS HWY Beautiful 2.89 acre tract of land close to vicinity of Athens Georgia. The front is open with a small shared pond. Just perfect for your dream home! $32,900. EHO Peters Realty Professionals 770-466-2885 www.petersrealtyprofessionals.com
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LANDSCAPING/ LAWN CARE
LAWRENCEVILLE North Cliff Community Wide Yard Sale, Fri., Oct 21 & Sat., Oct 22, 8am-3pm. 1797 Shaker Fall Ln. Hshold items, furn., kitchen items, artwork, kids toys, clothes & more. LAWRENCEVILLE SUGARLOAF SPRINGS NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE Sat. Oct. 22, 8am-2pm. Sugarloaf Pkwy., between Hwy. 120 & North Brown, across from Sugarloaf Mills.
ENGINEERING Staff Engineer (EE), Duluth GA (Co. HQ) & Jacksonville FL (initial job site). Possible relocation to other sites. Apply online: www.piedmont automation.com
Seeking fulltime experienced Electricians.
MOTIVATED SELLER & USDA ELIGIBLE! 2010 EMERALD DR. 2 story on corner lot w/ pond access in Walnut Grove High School District. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full/2 Half Baths with fireside family room, on partial finished basement. $175,000 - EHO Peters Realty Professionals 770-466-2885 www.petersrealtyprofessionals.com
ROOMMATE WANTED /ROOM FOR RENT
UNDER CONTRACT HUD Case # 105-604842 457 HARRIS DRIVE Exceptional 5BR/4BA 2 Story w/Brick & Stone are Absolutely Gorgeous. 2 Story Foyer Invites You Into A Formal Liv/Dining Room On Full Unfinished Basement. FHA Insured. $230,000 - EHO Peters Realty Professionals 770-466-2885 www.petersrealty professionals.com
MONROE, GA 30656
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BRING ALL OFFERS! 3604 SAND HILL DRIVE .51 Acre Beautiful Lot Which Has Privacy Fence On Each Side and Chain Link Across The Back. Previous Home Burned Down But This Lot Has Gas, Sewer, Water, Phone, and Electric. Access To Honey Creek Clubhouse & Amenities Available For Additional Fee $19,500 Peters Realty Professionals 770-466-2885 www.petersrealty professionals.com
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THE CITY OF NORCROSS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing will be held before the Norcross Planning Zoning Board on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers for the Purpose of due process of the following: 1- Public Hearing for REZ2016-0006, rezoning of property at 417 Webb Drive, Norcross, GA 30071 2- Public Hearing for REZ2016-0007, rezoning of property at 125 Kelley Street NW, Norcross, GA 30071 3Text Amendment for Peachtree Industrial Blvd.-Holcomb Bridge Rd. (PIB-HBR) Overlay to clarify applicability and approval procedure. For further information please call the Community Development Department at 678-421-2067. 934-449594, 10/19
REAL ESTATE FOR RENT APTS/DUP/CONDOS/ T’HOMES FOR RENT
-4211 McEver Rd, Oakwood, Ga 30012
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APPLIANCES DRYER/WASHER $125 ea.; Super Capacity $175 ea. Front Loader Set $450 & up; Regular Refrig. & Ranges $175 & up; SXS Refrig. $300 & up. Dishwasher $100 & up. Different colors. Del/1 yr warr. Tim 404-205-2222
NEW COMMERCIAL PROPERTY CORNER LOT W/ POOL 127 TARA COURT ALL BRICK 3BR/2BA RANCH Less Than 1 Mile From Jackson Lake. EHO • $139,900 Peters Realty Professionals 770-466-2885 www.petersrealtyprofessionals.com
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Great Commercial Location For Your New Church, Daycare, Hair Salon Or Office Space. Space Has 3 Large Rooms, Utility Room & 1 Full Bath & 4 Half Baths. $120,000 • EHO Peters Realty Professionals 770-466-2885 www.Petersrealtyprofessionals.Com
ALL SEASONED Oak/ Hickory, All split wood. No sticks/limbs. Barn dried. Heaping truck load $125. Delivered. 404-360-2799
65% of readers readers who spend $150 per week on groceries groceries read a Daily or read Sunday Newspaper
PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANT FT/PT Kind, mature, reliable lady avail immediately. In home companion/ care taker for adult/ child. Light meals, light lifting, grooming, drive to appointments, day/night shift. Salary negotiable. Duluth/ Norcross/Suwanee/ Lawrenceville. Mary 678-570-4766
Oak 1/2 Cord - $100 1 Cord - $190
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LOST & FOUND PETS
FOUND DOG Small male near Duluth H.S. area. Lt./dark grey. Really missing his owner! 404-308-5505 FOUND DOG Sweet Male dog, New Hope Road Area Call 770-339-7305
PIANO Story & Clark. Very Nice. Great Christmas Present! Have truck, if you have muscles. $500. 770-962-7633
MERCEDES 560 SL 1987: 76,258 Two Owner Miles • $16,900 Original And Gorgeous. Selling Thousands Under The Market. All Original Blue With Gray Leather That Is Exceptional. Auto Check Scores These Cars 25-45. This Car Scored 51. This Beautiful Car Still Has The Original First Aid Kit And Rare Factory Mercedes Radar Detector.. Has Been Loved And Cherished Its Whole Life.. Has Two Tops And Rear Wind Screen. Going Price On These Low Miles Original 560 SL Range Between $26,000 To Over $50,000.
GOLDEN LAB found at Ronald Reagan Park in Lawrenceville on 10/12/16. Contact 678820-8077
MISC. FOR SALE TABLE LINENS, Quilts, gift baskets, videos, clothing. 5155 Hillcrest Glenn Dr, Sugar Hill. 9-1:00 on Friday & Sat. WOOD BURNING STOVE - Beautiful gray marbled soap stone wood burning stove with brown porcelain trim, doors and feet. Long burning to avoid high and lows like some of the steel stoves do. Can load from the side or front up to 24” logs. Has glass doors. approx. 36” h x 36” wide and 24” deep. They don’t make them this large anymore. Will throw in a cord of un-split white oak seasoned wood. $2,500. 770-962-7633
LEXUS GS 350, 2008 AWD ,102K, Executive Driven, Well Maintained, NAV, Heated and Cooled Seats, Many Other Options. $14,500 North Point Motorcars (770) 2175524
This Is Your Chance To Buy A Low Miles Great Appreciating Collector Car/Driver At A Very Low Price. 770-895-7161
MAZDA MILLENIA, 2002: Black, 4 dr, sun roof, P/W, P/D, good condition, 144K miles. $3,950. 678-782-5316 or 205-307-9141 PETS/LIVESTOCK
MERCURY PREMIER, 2005. One elderly owner, DRIVEN 9k A YEAR. Loaded, new tires, garaged, like new. $5495. 770-616-7399.
CHIHUAHUAS, AKC, male & female puppies. “The Best”! Champion bloodline. Ready to go! $450-$600. Phone or text: 770-713-9494 or email: Bestnshow7@ gmail.com
SATURN L200, 2002. One elderly owner, DRIVEN 5k A YEAR. Loaded, new tires, garage kept, like new. $3295. 770-616-7399.
BOATS/MOTORS STORAGE SPACE FOR BOATS & FLATBEDS in Covington. $100$200/month. Call for info 770-366-9185.
VOLVO S60, 2002 Exc. cond., black with tan leather int., AC, sun roof, new tires, tinted windows, 183K miles. $3500 • 770-519-3438
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