News for Thursday, August 12, 2010


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Man found in car with body charged with murder

BUFORD -- Paul Sherman, the man found Monday in an Oldsmobile holding the body of a Buford woman, has been charged with murder.

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Officers honored for rescue

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett fire department honored two police officers Thursday, two months after they alertly rescued a disabled Lilburn man from his burning home.

Barrow County fire chief fired

WINDER -- Barrow County commissioners are again looking for a fire chief -- the fourth in two years -- after firing suspended Chief Donald Towne following accusations of cable theft.

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Police seek ID of bank robber

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for help in identifying the man who robbed the SunTrust branch inside a Lawrenceville Publix Wednesday.

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SUPER SIX: Muldrow's upbringing molds him into a star

When Edward Muldrow was growing up, his friends didn't like to work out with him. Or if they did once, they wouldn't come back.The South Gwinnett senior's father, Edward Muldrow II, would put his son through grueling workouts that he learned from his military background. Things like wearing a weighted vest and doing frog jumps in the yard or pulling a sled back and fourth in the yard.

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Getting to Know ... T.J. Anderson

T.J. Anderson, 28, is in his first year as a teacher and coach at Mountain View. The 2000 South Gwinnett grad coaches wide receivers and teaches special education.Anderson graduated from Georgia Southern with a degree in sports management in 2005 and played under current Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson. Anderson, the Daily Post's Offensive Player of the Year in 1999, won a Division I-AA national championship at GSU and played two years of arena football before going into real estate and ticket sales.

Bulldog Dash brings community feel

North Gwinnett has always taken great pride in making sure its annual road race has a community feel. The 12th annual Bulldog Dash, which benefits the school's cross country programs, will once again bring the Suwanee community together. The road race will feature an abundance of door prizes for runners and will have local businesses set up near the track.

Gladiators trade Fritsch to Vegas

DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Gladiators dealt defenseman Jamie Fritsch to the Las Vegas Wranglers for financial considerations Thursday.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Marines arrive to help Pakistan flood survivors

A shipload of U.S. Marines and helicopters arrived to boost relief efforts in flooded Pakistan on Thursday, but the prime minister told The Associated Press his country needs more international help to cope with one of the worst natural disasters in its history.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Blagojevich jurors say they agree on 2 counts

Jurors in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Thursday that they have reached agreement on just two of 24 counts against him, and haven't even begun discussing 11 of the counts. The judge quickly said he would tell them to go back and deliberate more.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Zsa Zsa Gabor comes home from hospital

Zsa Zsa Gabor returned home Wednesday to recuperate after being hospitalized at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center since July 17 for a broken hip, her husband said.

MUST READ: Doctors discover sprouting pea in Mass. man's lung

The doctor confirmed the good news for Ron Sveden once the mass in his left lung came back from the lab: He didn't have cancer. He had a pea sprouting inside his chest.

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City without drinking water

Residents lined up for bottled water at sites throughout Ames on Thursday, a day after historic flooding caused pipe breaks that left the college town of 55,000 without drinking water.

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ReStoring hope: Shop's profits help build homes in Gwinnett

Habitat for Humanity recently opened a ReStore retail store in Lawrenceville, the first in Gwinnett. It uses profits from selling donated furniture and home supplies to help build homes in Gwinnett.

DA to mull charges in Bannister DUI mishap

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has completed its examination of the arrest of Gwinnett County Chairman Charles Bannister, and it now sits on the desk of District Attorney Danny Porter for a decision.

Mild drought returns to Ga.

Georgia has remained free of drought for more than a year, but drought conditions have returned to parts of the state, the state climatologist said this week.

Officials: Duluth woman Tased during four-hour standoff

A Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department SWAT team member Tased a Duluth woman reluctant to leave her foreclosed home this week following a tense, four-hour standoff, officials confirmed Thursday.

GDOT: Work on bridge beams doesn't affect commuters

The scenery has changed every day for Interstate 85 commuters, as crews work overnight to place massive beams for the new McGinnis Ferry Road extension bridge over the interstate.

Police searching for driver in early morning hit-and-run

Police and family members are asking the driver who left a plumber for dead on a Lawrenceville roadway this week as he walked to work to come forward.

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McCULLOUGH: Nation's foreclosure fiasco brings drastic times, tragic consequences

This week's standoff in Duluth is another sad chapter in the ongoing Great Recession, and yet not the saddest.

MCLEOD: Are your stories serving or sabotaging you?

What's your story?We all have stories. They're the inner thought track of our lives. The challenge is, they're not always true, and sometimes even if they are true, repeating them doesn't always bring out the best in us.

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RICH: Guardian angels look over our four-legged friends, too

There are those -- perhaps many -- who would claim that animals do not have a guardian angel. On behalf of my animals, I vehemently disagree. They have one and her name is Jill.

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JENKINS: Car repairs lead to appreciation of local businesses

One of life's greatest sources of unpleasantness, besides government, is automotive repair. In fact, car repairs are a lot like government: They're ridiculously expensive, often don't actually fix anything and sometimes make matters worse.

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LARSON: Hiking enthusiast creating path for female participation

Anna Huthmaker never set out to be a trail blazer. All she wanted to do was take a hike.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Comic book/video game hybrid 'Scott Pilgrim' too much for audiences

Aimed squarely at ADHD-prone 20-somethings, "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" is Hollywood at its most unchecked and cannibalistic. Based on both a video game and a series of graphic novels, the movie moves so fast, its loopy and incoherent plot becomes almost irrelevant. Before you have the time to question any logic, it's on to the next scene.

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THE DISH: The Palace

The owners want the restaurant to feel just like the name. They chose furniture, mostly imported from their home state Rajasthan and nearby Gujarat, that looks like it belongs in a palace.

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Wiggles' zany antics return to Gwinnett

As a "rososaurus," Dorothy the Dinosaur's cuisine of choice is the sweet-smelling -- and even sweeter tasting -- rose. It's a delicacy that children familiar with The Wiggles character bring with them to performances. During the children's musical group's latest show -- a Wiggle style circus coming to the Arena at Gwinnett Center on Saturday -- Dorothy will venture in the audience to collect hundreds of snacks.

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Showcase gives fresh directors chance in spotlight

It's John Bates' first time sitting in the director's chair -- the 21-year-old Loganville resident has appeared on stage in shows with New London Theatre, but this time he's calling the shots from the wings.The play he is directing -- "Sherlock Holmes: A Case of Identity" -- is one Bates adapted himself for New London's One Act/New Directors Showcase, an annual presentation of short plays helmed by first-time directors

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ART BEAT: Folk Fest celebrates 17 years of self-taught fine art

The origins of Folk Fest at Norcross' North Atlanta Trade Center can be found in Cleveland, Ga. Folk Fest originator Steve Slotin taught summer camp as a high school and college student in this North Georgia village. One day he stepped into Smith's Soda Shop for lunch and entered into another world.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Roberts savors sweet taste of success with mouth-watering story of self-discovery

Although it's more of a big budget art film than traditional, crowd-pleasing mainstreamer, "Eat Pray Love" could be just what Roberts needs. If the audience (about 98 percent female) at the preview screening is any indicator, it's also the ideal counterprogramming choice this weekend for women and a few couples not interested in teen fantasy or Sly Stallone's umpteenth comeback.

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MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST: Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

So, you think you're good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: Max Headroom: The Complete Series

When it arrived in 1987, not many knew what to make of this ABC-TV dramatic sci-fi series, and that includes many of us who became immediately addicted to it.

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First it's his neighbors, now you'll know Trey Songz's name

Trey Songz, a rising R&B star, is on fire. His last album, "Ready," debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, he toured with rap legend Jay-Z and won the 2010 BET Award for Best Male R&B Artist. But he's never headlined a tour -- until now.

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Braves 3B Jones likely out for year with knee woes

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones may have played his last game in the major leagues after tearing up his left knee while fielding a ground ball.Jones' agent, BB Abbott, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the third baseman will need surgery for a damaged ACL and is likely done for the season, a major setback for the first-place Atlanta Braves.

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GM CEO Whitacre says will step down Sept. 1

DETROIT -- GM CEO Whitacre says will step down Sept. 1. Whitacre, 68, will be replaced by GM board member Daniel Akerson, the managing director and head of global buyout for The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm.

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GM posts $1.33 billion profit, a sign of strength

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. said Thursday it made $1.33 billion in the second quarter, a sign it's getting healthier as it prepares to sell stock to the public.

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FBI says 'Granddad Bandit' captured in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The so-called "Granddad Bandit" suspected of robbing banks in 13 states eluded authorities for about two years even as he stayed in plain, unremarkable sight.



Probate CT Wills


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Gwinnett Calendar


Probate CT Miscellaneous


Debtors &amp Creditors




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McCULLOUGH: Nation's foreclosure fiasco brings drastic times, tragic consequences

This week’s standoff in Duluth is another sad chapter in the ongoing Great Recession, and yet not the saddest.

Public Hearings


Probate CT Discharge


G-Braves end trip with loss

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The G-Braves ended their road trip with a third straight loss, falling 2-0 at Rochester despite rattling off seven hits.

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By Venue

40 Watt Club



LETTERS: What about the added pollution from expanding the airport?

Regarding the expansion of Briscoe Field to allow for jumbo jets — what no one has mentioned is the black soot residue you’ll find on your patio furniture, cars and homes due to jet fuel falling from the sky on a daily basis. More importantly, what is the short- and long-term effect of the pollution?








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BRODER: Cut costs, but not in my state

Meet Robert Gates, also known as The Leading Indicator.

Service By Publication


Probate CT Guardianship


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First it's his neighbors, now you'll know Trey Songz's name

Trey Songz, a rising R&B star, is on fire. His last album, “Ready,” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, he toured with rap legend Jay-Z and won the 2010 BET Award for Best Male R&B Artist.

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GWINNETT GAB: Books For Less hosts program on stopping human trafficking

BUFORD — Books For Less in Buford is hosting a program at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 about an organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking overseas.

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Film Fans: Ferrell, Wahlberg capture perfect cop comedy chemistry

EDITOR’S NOTE — Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week: “The Other Guys.” Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail

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Sheriff's Sales


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MOVIE REVIEW: Comic book/video game hybrid 'Scott Pilgrim' too much for audiences

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG-13)

LETTERS: Kathleen Parker is no conservative

If sellout Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post Writers Group syndicate is a conservative, I’m not. She makes a nice living bashing conservatives daily.

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Metro Calendar


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Wiggles' zany antics return to Gwinnett

As a “rososaurus,” Dorothy the Dinosaur’s cuisine of choice is the sweet-smelling — and even sweeter tasting — rose.

Juvenile Court


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LETTERS: Hard to pay for stuff when there is no money

Letter writer Al Jordan says that the Republicans are incapable of leadership, and his examples are health care for 9/11 responders and extended unemployment benefits. Mr. Jordan kindly forgot to mention that the Republicans just wanted to know how to pay for it.

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Rev. Dr. Paul Outland

Rev. (Dr.) Paul D. Outland went home to be with Jesus Christ his Savior and Lord on August 10, 2010. Paul was born in Paducah, Ky. to Raymond and Goldie ...

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James Ronald Borders

James Ronald Borders (63) of 6498 Deep Valley Court, Flowery Branch, Georgia was welcomed home by his Heavenly Father on August 9, 2010. His final days were spent surrounded by ...

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Marie Soracco

Marie P. Soracco (nee Ryan) 84, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2010 with family at her side in Lawrenceville, GA. She was born in Union City, NJ in 1926 ...

David Stephenson

David Stephenson, age 67, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away August 10, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Everett Welch

Everett Welch, 72, of Marietta, GA, died August 9, 2010. The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 13th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel in Norcross. Burial will ...

Guy Wilson, Jr.

Guy A. Wilson, Jr., age 85, of Dacula, GA passed away August 9, 2010. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550

Robert Mcclure

Robert L. McClure, 81, of Snellville, GA passed away on August 9, 2010. He is preceded in death by parents William David McClure and Media Lucille Fowler of Acworth, GA ...

Charles Orr, Sr.

Charles R. Orr, Sr., age 79, of Tucker, GA, passed away August 11, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

John Morgan

John R. Morgan, age 48 of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Friday, August 13, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Jennifer Capps

Miss. Jennifer Carolyn Capps, age 37 of Clearwater, FL passed away August 9, 2010 after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Music Funeral Home, Waycross, 912-283-1414 ...

Geri Brook

Mrs. Geri (Board) Brook, age 43, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2010. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 770-967-5555