News for Saturday, December 18, 2010

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Doris King

Mrs. Doris Thomas King, age 71 of Buford, GA passed away December 17, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Emily Kimbro

Emily Billew Kimbro, age 68 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Saturday, December 18, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

William Lewis

William Lewis, age 54 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Clinker Breeden

Clinker (Buddy) Breeden, age 75, of Winder, GA passed away December 16, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Edgar Mckenzie

Edgar Alvin McKenzie, age 81 of Dacula, Georgia passed away December 10, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411

Edith Mae Reese

Mrs. Edith Mae Reese, age 93, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Friday December 17, 2010. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 770-967-5555

George Mullen, Iii

George C. Mullen III, "Trey", age 51 of Cumming, Georgia passed away December 17, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411

Amparo Yates

Amparo Lucia Yates, age 62 of Dacula, Georgia passed away December 13, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Leaders praise tax compromise

The last-minute vote to extend the Bush tax cuts had the backing of Gwinnett’s Democratic representative, too.

Crews continue HOV lane work on Interstate 85

Lane closures will continue in Gwinnett this week as the Department of Transportation and its contractors progress with the Interstate 85 express lanes project.

KING: Enforce, verify our immigration laws

The Georgia legislature is conducting joint committee hearings on legislative solutions to illegal immigration in Georgia. And is being constantly reminded of the fact that we are cursed with more illegal aliens than Arizona.

Prep Roundup: Eagles defend title in national tourney

KANSAS CITY — Collins Hill successfully defended its title at the Kansas City Wrestling Classic, with eight players placing among the top eight of the national event. The Eagles posted 471 points to outpace Missouri schools Neosho with 415.5 and Oak Park with 432.5.

O'REILLY: A very liberal Christmas

Since the forces of good overwhelmed the anti-Christmas brigades a few years ago, the annual yuletide controversies have been rather muted. This year, the always-reliable ACLU threatened schools in Tennessee with doom if they promoted Christmas, and there were a few other atrocities. Generally, though, the traditions of Christmas are on display, bringing happiness to American children.

Wrestling notes: So close, meet needed calculators

SUWANEE — Just how close were the final team standings at Saturday’s 2010 Gwinnett County Wrestling Championships?

MORSBERGER: Community improvement, ever more

In the midst of public debate, it’s easy to lose focus on the core values that make a positive difference in the lives of people. Community Improvement Districts were created to empower commercial property owners to plan and pay for immediate improvements like traffic safety, landscaping, security, and the removal of graffiti and litter. They seek to nurture long-term strategic initiatives for transportation, economic development and revitalization. As the Daily Post recently opined, CIDs should improve their communities.

2 schools get new principals

SUWANEE — When students return from winter break, two Gwinnett schools will have new principals.

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