News for Friday, December 17, 2010


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Helen Wright

Helen Joan Wright, age 66 of Buford, died Thursday December 16, 2010. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday December 19, 2010 in the Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel ...

Robert Walton

Robert Milton "Milt" Walton, age 82, of Hoschton, GA passed away Thursday December 16, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville, GA. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and ...

Irma Riva

Irma Carlotto Riva, age 91 of Dacula, GA and formerly of Canaan, CT. died Friday, December 17, 2010. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 3 ...

Doris King

Mrs. Doris Thomas King, age 71, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, December 17, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Ruby Beavers Thomas; sisters ...

William Speer

Mr. William Earl Speer, age 86 of Buford, GA passed away December 16, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Thomas Inman Hall, Iii

HALL III March 10, 1951 - December 17, 2010 Tom passed away unexpectedly in his sleep in his home. Tom, as his family and friends called him, is the son of ...

Walker Seagraves

Walker Myles Seagraves, age 86, of Statham, GA passed away December 17, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Vickie Lee

Vickie Lee, age 52, of Braselton, GA passed away Thursday December 16, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and ...

Richard Dohney

Richard F. Dohney, age 66, of Winder, GA passed away December 14, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Margaret Holden

Margaret Holden, age 64, of Gwinnett, GA passed away December 14, 2010. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182

Theresa Myers

Theresa Ann Myers, age 57, of Sunrise, FL passed away December 14, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

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PEEK PERFORMER: Grayson linebacker shines in senior season

Grayson's Michael Peek played football with a deep passion to honor his late brother Daniel, who died slightly more than three years ago.

Some charges in deer's death dropped

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Gwinnett man was cleared Friday of charges related the bizarre killing of a young deer after an investigation determined he had no hand in the animal’s death.

Berkeley Lake to hold bond referendum in March

BERKELEY LAKE — City council members voted Thursday to adopt a resolution to hold a bond referendum on March 15. Voters will decide on what terms (number of years) to pay off a $2.8 million bond necessary for repairs to the compromised Lake Berkeley Dam.

Despite higher Lanier levels, officials stress water conservation

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnettians have been pretty good about conserving water since a major drought caused concern over Lake Lanier several years ago.

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Walts - Bode

Kevin and Judy Walts of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Walts of Snellville, to Ryan Bode of Lawrenceville, son of Doug and Joy Bode of Snellville.

Road Closures 12/19-12/25

• Alcovy Road from Alcovy Springs Drive to Sweetgum Road will require intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through December 2011 for roadway improvements associated with Sugarloaf Parkway extension.

PREP ROUNDUP: Lions hold on to top Central 60-55

LAWRENCEVILLE — Peachtree Ridge jumped out to a 17-5 lead after one quarter of play and fended off a late surge by Central Gwinnett to take home a 60-55 win on Friday night in a non-region contest.

BOE OKs revised online charter school petition

SUWANEE — This week, the Gwinnett County Board of Education approved revisions to a petition to create an online charter school.

Wolves cruise past Columbia

BUFORD — Any notion that Buford’s girls basketball team hasn’t been challenged this season was put to rest Friday as the Wolves beat visiting Columbia in a battle of top-ranked defending state champions.

County all-star game settling into its own

Over its first three years, the Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star Game has undergone several changes in the format and the way the game and surrounding events operate.

LETTERS: Support of recall is a key issue in special election

I am writing about the matter of the special election in March to elect a new chair of the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners after former Chairman Charles Bannister’s resignation as a result of the special grand jury investigation.

Nonprofit giving away toys to needy

LILBURN — In God’s Hands Inc. will be giving away toys to needy families at 2 p.m. today at Yellow River Baptist Church, located at 3650 Five Forks-Trickum Road in Lilburn.

Norcross mayor elected to transportation council

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett has a representative on the executive committee devising a list of transportation projects for regional sales tax funding.

Officer in fatal shooting on leave

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Lawrenceville Police Department officer who fatally shot a domestic violence suspect last weekend has been placed on leave while an investigation continues, officials said Friday.

HUCKABY: 28 years later, I am still a pretty lucky husband

Dec. 19, 2010. Wow!

Everson named to Governor's Office of Workforce Development

SNELLVILLE — Melvin Everson will have a job working to get Georgians jobs after all.

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Holderried - Kelly

Melissa Ann Holderried and Robert Michael Kelly were married Oct. 23 in Lawrenceville.

YARBROUGH: There's much to believe in at Christmas

I believe in Christmas.

Local roofer facing felony charges he took money but didn't complete job

LAWRENCEVILLE — The owner of a local roofing company is in Gwinnett County Jail facing 20 felony charges after allegedly taking up-front payment for countless jobs his business never completed, with similar charges pending in four more metro Atlanta counties.

GWINNETT GRADS: Sooners' Kenney saving his best for last

The margin for error in big-time college football is slim, as Cameron Kenney can attest.

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Marsh - Arellano

Randy and Paula Marsh of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Emma Paige Marsh of Duluth, to Marco Antonio Arellano of Duluth, the son of Jesus Arellano and Maria Galindo of Duluth.

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Gladiators extend winless streak

GREENVILLE, S.C. — After three scoreless periods, the game came down to Warriors forward Mark Voakes and Gladiators goaltender Billy Sauer in an overtime penalty shot.