News for Friday, December 10, 2010


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Billy Simonton

Billy L. Simonton, age 68, of Loganville, Georgia passed away Thursday, December 9, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Joyce Hayes Simonton on June ...

Weston Reigel

Weston B. Reigel, age 87 of Winder, Georgia passed away December 9, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411

James Roberts

James L. Roberts, age 84 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on December 9, 2010, moving on to better times and to a place filled with both splendor and grace. He ...

Dennis Spruell

Dennis S. Spruell, age 66, of Monroe, Georgia passed away December 10, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville 770-979-3200.

Lucille Jimenez

Lucille Jimenez, age 102, of Snellville, Georgia passed away December 9, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville 770-979-3200.

Joann Wylie

Joann Wylie, age 77 of Atlanta, GA, passed away December 10, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

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Man, 21, charged with computer pornography

A 21-year-old Fort Stewart resident thought he was soliciting sex from a 15-year-old girl online.

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Alcorn honored as Rainbow Village Volunteer of the Year

Rainbow Village's residents, volunteers, donors, graduates and staff recently gave thanks for Michelle Alcorn and named her their Volunteer of the Year.

NATION: Smart happy with guilty verdict

Smart happy with guilty verdict

4 displaced by Dacula fire

DACULA — A Thursday night fire displaced four Dacula residents from a home in the 2700 block of Freemans Mill Road, officials said.

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McLEOD: 7 tips for a miserable holiday with your family

For every person who’s looking forward to spending the holidays with family, there’s another one, or five, who are dreading it. For some people, time with extended family is practically purgatory.

HUCKABY: Mr. Deal, those belts are already tightened

Wow. Nathan Deal says that we have to tighten our belts in public education — especially in grades K-12. I hate to tell him, but where I am we have punched about as many holes in our proverbial belt as the leather that’s left will allow. And we are one of the lucky districts.

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Nailers slam door on Gladiators

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — The Gwinnett Gladiators dropped their fourth game in a row, falling 7-2 to the Wheeling Nailers at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena.

Fire causes significant damage to home

BUFORD — A woman came home Friday to find firefighters battling a blaze.

PREP ROUNDUP: Lions rally to beat No. 5 Norcross in OT

SUWANEE — Down nine points in the third quarter, Peachtree Ridge made a comeback that forced overtime and resulted in a 71-66 victory over fifth-ranked Norcross in boys basketball on Friday.

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RICH: I'll live life to the fullest and come out even in the end

There was a man I knew once, who lived for a good time. Work, he believed and ardently practiced, was only good for providing a means to an end, the result being that of his vigorous pursuit of wine, women and song.

Principal for a Day participants celebrate experience

LAWRENCEVILLE — Taurin Lyons and his wife want the best education for their young child.

G-Braves to host holiday event with ballpark tours, discounts

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Gwinnett Braves will host its second annual Winterfest at Coolray Field from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

YARBROUGH: A group of feds working hard to keep us safe

Two things keep me awake at night: The threat of terrorism and wondering what, if anything, our federal government is doing about it.

PEOPLE: Cook's in-law asks for rings

Cook’s in-law asks for rings

WORLD: Iran shows confession prior to stoning

Iran shows confession prior to stoning

Four men arrested in Winder home invasion

WINDER — Winder police have charged four young men in a Thursday afternoon home invasion.

LETTERS: The night before the championship

‘Twas the eve of the championship and all through the school