News for Wednesday, December 1, 2010


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Mary Beth Attalla-Hamilton

Mrs. Mary Beth Attalla-Hamilton, age 49 of Pendergrass, GA who passed away on November 30, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Dottie Carter

TURNER Dottie Turner Carter, age 31, of Loganville, passed away Monday, November 29, 2010. Funeral Services will be 2 PM Friday, December 3, 2010 at Lenora Baptist Church, Snellville with ...

Joseph Lindner

Joseph A. Lindner, age 93 of Carnesville, GA, died November 30, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Hauke Lorenzen

Mr. Hauke Lorenzen, age 62 of Maysville, GA passed away December 1, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Doris Rier

Mrs. Doris Elaine Rier, age 66, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, November 26, 2010. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. in ...

Harold Bennett

Mr. Harold W. Bennett, age 79 of Braselton, GA and formerly of Lilburn who passed away on December 1, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Rosie Lucile Partee Burnett

Rosie Lucile Partee Burnett, age 65 of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away November 30, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411

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Carter Martin Classic fundraiser set for Friday

By now most everyone involved with Providence Christian Academy knows the name Carter Martin. The annual children's cancer fundraiser in his name is one of the Lilburn school's biggest events.

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Teen charged with animal cruelty

SUGAR HILL -- A Sugar Hill teenager is in jail after police say he bragged to his roommates about brutally torturing at least two stray cats.

Norcross to launch Gwinnett's first Army JROTC

NORCROSS — Norcross will soon become the first Gwinnett County high school to offer the Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Dueling protests planned at Gwinnett courthouse

Groups from both the left and the right will have dueling protests today, as Congress’ debate on extending the Bush tax cuts continues.

LETTERS: Actions speak louder than words regarding amnesty

Many thanks to D.A. King, president of the Dustin Inman Society, for pointing out that the proposed DREAM Act amnesty is actually a massive amnesty in disguise for the multitudes of illegal aliens willing to produce fake documents and make false sworn statements. There may be a few innocent deserving students in the mix, but overall this legislation is purposely designed to circumvent the intent of our laws and give amnesty to millions of undeserving illegals.

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First place on line for Gladiators vs. Warriors

The Gwinnett Gladiators spent much of Wednesday’s practice working on their power play.

PREP ROUNDUP: Spartans sweep in swimming quad-meet

NORCROSS — The Greater Atlanta Christian swimming and diving teams picked up victories Tuesday night in a meet against Paideia, Whitefield Academy and Holy Innocents’.

Starry starry starry night: Star count may triple in night skies

WASHINGTON — The night sky may be a lot starrier than we thought.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Snipes ordered to Pa. prison for tax evasion

ORLANDO, Fla. — Actor Wesley Snipes was ordered Wednesday to voluntarily surrender at a federal prison in Pennsylvania next week to begin his three-year sentence for failing to pay taxes.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Shark maims 4 in Red Sea

CAIRO — An oceanic white tip shark badly mauled four Russian tourists swimming close to their beach hotels in two separate attacks at an Egyptian Red Sea resort, a local conservation official said Wednesday.

NATION IN BRIEF: Dad of 3 missing boys fights return to Mich.

MORENCI, Mich. — A father charged with kidnapping his three missing boys fought extradition from Ohio to Michigan on Wednesday as an army of volunteers set off to trudge through fields, woodlands and dirt roads to search for the brothers who have not been seen since Thanksgiving.

Gwinnett, Norcross get certified as 'green'

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett and Norcross were certified Wednesday as “Green Communities.”

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THOMAS: We need an ounce of prevention

Which do you think is less expensive, not to mention preferable: a cure for cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes, or caring for people with these diseases? Wouldn’t it be better medical and public policy to direct more resources toward finding a cure for diseases that cost a lot to treat than to rely on a government insurance program, such as Obamacare, which seeks mainly to help pay the bills for people after they become ill?

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Record-breaking year of Frerking lifts Wesleyan

The word came at halftime of last year’s Class A quarterfinal football game that senior quarterback Conor Welton, who played the first two quarters with a torn ACL in his knee, couldn’t go any longer.

GWINNETT GAB: Gwinnett Place to host LEGO Brick Drive

Gwinnett Place to host LEGO Brick Drive

Students with special needs explore college options

SUWANEE — An upcoming college fair will give Gwinnett County Public Schools students with special needs and their families the opportunity to learn about higher education options.

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HAMMOCK: Broncos' Graves working on state title, college credit

Extra sleep is as hot a commodity now as it was when I was in high school, since opportunities to wake up late don’t come often for kids who rise before the sun.

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'Message of fellowship': 10-foot menorah lit in downtown Norcross

NORCROSS — Cold wind whipping and huddled masses joined together, a giant 10-foot menorah was lit in downtown Norcross on Wednesday night, a historic happening marking the start of Hanukkah and meant to symbolize the city’s embrace of diversity.

DALY: House plants need special care during winter months

Plants are commonly used in our homes and offices. Their presence helps keep us in touch with nature and, in a sense, “brings the outside indoor,” to enhance the aesthetics of indoor environments.

Gwinnett Medical to host Lights of Love

DULUTH — Gwinnett Medical Center will host its annual Lights of Love and Remembrance event next week.

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Brothers' bond: Buford man aims to carry on sibling's legacy

BUFORD — There is a man in Buford who keeps a box in his brain. That’s how he thinks of the pain, a locked little box, a dangerous collectible on his mental shelf. One day he might open the box and rift through its contents — the images of death, the upside-down Jeep Cherokee, an entire household torn from his life — but now is not that time. There’s more immediate business at hand.