News for Monday, November 23, 2009

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John Brown

Mr. John D. Brown, age 58, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2009. He was preceded in death by: parents, Lester and Kathleen Brown. He is survived ...

Robert Nunamaker

Robert E. (Bob) Nunamaker, age 70, of Loganville, GA died November 23, 2009. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Langdon Mcalpin

Langdon E. McAlpin, age 66, of Loganville, GA, died November 23, 2009. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

Pauline Wagner

Pauline T. “Waggie” Wagner, age 88, of Stone Mountain, GA died November 21, 2009. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Justine Brown

147;NANNY” Mrs. Justine “Nanny” Brown, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2009. She was preceded in death by: husband, Woodrow Brown ...

Kathryn Stanfield

Mrs. Kathryn Jackson Stanfield, age 65, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2009. She was preceded in death by: father, Fred Jackson; and brother, Edmond Jackson. She ...

Vickie Johnson

Vickie Fowler Johnson, age 53, of Auburn, GA passed away on November 21, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Eddie Martin Johnson, sons, Jason (Michile) Johnson, Jamie (Kaylin) Johnson ...

Loreen Williams

Mrs. Loreen Juanita Williams, age 59, of Washington, DC, died November 18, 2009. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

Billy Turner

Billy Leon Turner, Sr., age 76, of Snellville, GA passed away November 21, 2009 He is survived by his wife; Evelyn Turner, son; Billy L. Turner, Jr., of Snellville, GA ...

James Caples

James A. “Jim” Caples, age 84, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 21, 2009. He is survived by his loving and faithfully ...

Michael Tatum

Mr. Michael A. Tatum, age 51, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2009. He was preceded in death by: mother, Virginia Westbrooks Tatum; and brother Cleo ...

Lyman Dollar

147;BUG” Mr. Lyman “Bug” Dollar, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2009. He is survived by: wife of fifty-three years ...

Robert Lewis

Mr. Robert M. Lewis, age 53 of Jefferson, GA passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2009. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

James Perry

James Clinton Perry, age 78, of Winder, GA, passed away November 21, 2009. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Eunice Neal

Ms. Eunice Faith Norris Neal, age 70 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2009. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of ...

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A cut above the rest: Snellville barber shop marks 50th anniversary

You don't make an appointment at Peanut's barber shop. You mosey in, sit down and chat until it's your turn.Audio slide show inside

Residents react to mill hike

The recession has touched people from all walks of life, and Gwinnett residents across the social spectrum told commissioners now is not the time to raise taxes.

Input sought on Norcross police at public session

Norcross police will host a public input session Dec. 14 as part of the department's efforts to sustain accreditation, a mark of distinction among police agencies.

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Lawrenceville man charged with robbery, assault

Police arrested a Lawrenceville man early Monday in connection with a robbing tirade that included a shooting and separate home-invasion in the span of two hours.

SWIM AND DIVE ROUNDUP: Hawks sweep Norcross, Mountain View in pool

Mill Creek swept the boys and girls competitions of a swimming and diving meet with Norcross and Mountain View this past weekend.

PREP ROUNDUP: Dacula rallies to beat Harrison, win Comet Duals

SNELLVILLE -- Dacula rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Harrison 36-33 in the finals of the South Gwinnett Comet Duals on Saturday

SPORTS IN BRIEF: Grayson vs.Newnan football to air on CSS

Friday night's Class AAAAA quarterfinal football game between host Grayson and Newnan will be aired this week on CSS as the Comcast and Charter Nissan High School Football Game of the Week. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

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Dacula teams win three Gwinnett Football League championships

HOSCHTON -- Dacula reigned in this past Saturday's Gwinnett Football League finals, taking championships in the 8-year-old, 9-year-old and 11-year-old division

Central football coach Stokes resigns

Central Gwinnett's Ed Stokes resigned as the Black Knights' coach on Monday after two seasons as head coach.

Gwinnett well represented in quarterfinals

Thanksgiving week means a lot of things, but in the world of Georgia high school football, it traditionally has come to mean the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs.

Norcross girls to face state's best in hoops tournament

How good are the Norcross girls? It won't take long to find out. The first Lady Blue Challenge at Norcross concludes tonight with the Blue Devils taking on two-time defending Class AAAA state champion Southwest DeKalb.

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Gas prices fall as travel grows

Retail gasoline prices headed downward to begin one of the country's busiest travel weeks, with more than 33 million people expected to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Astronauts take third spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A pair of astronauts stepped out on the third and final spacewalk of their shuttle mission Monday, helping to install an enormous oxygen tank at the International Space Station.

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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Michael Jackson wins 4 at AMAs

LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson made history by winning four American Music Awards on Sunday night, but he couldn't beat Taylor Swift as the year's favorite artist and the evening's top winner.

Have Americans started Supersizing Thanksgiving, too?

What happens when you combine Thanksgiving -- a holiday dedicated to overindulging -- with America's love of all things Supersized? Not as much as you'd think.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Amended Iraqi election law still angers Sunnis

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's parliament amended the country's vetoed election law on Monday with a version that failed to appease Sunni Arabs, who fear they are being marginalized.

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Robbery arrest

LILBURN -- Police arrested a Lawrenceville man Monday in connection with a robbing tirade that included a shooting and separate home-invasion in the span of two hours. Police said Donnie Ray Kidd, 27, robbed two men at gunpoint who were walking to a gas station about 11:45 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Pleasant Hill Road in Lilburn.

Driver cleared in pedestrian fatality

NORCROSS -- Police don't expect to press charges in a Saturday night accident that killed a woman trying to cross seven lanes of Peachtree Parkway, authorities said.

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Police: Scam artist in custody

WINDER -- The woman behind what area merchants described as a despicable ruse is in police custody, authorities said. Marsha Lynn Foster, 47, is said to have preyed on the trust of at least five businesses in Gwinnett and Barrow counties by purporting herself as a Toys For Tots worker.

Norcross girls to face state's best in hoops tournament

How good are the Norcross girls? It won't take long to find out.

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