News for Tuesday, December 21, 2010


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Dorothy Floyd

Mrs. Dorothy Louise Kendley Floyd, age 105 of Atlanta, GA went to be with the Lord on December 20, 2010. She was the widow of the late James LaFayette Floyd ...

Andrew Shuler, Sr.

Andrew W. Shuler, Sr., age 66 of Duluth, GA, died December 19, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Jean Edwards Cagle

Jean Edwards Cagle, age 72 of Lawrenceville passed away Monday, December 20, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 12 Noon Thursday, December 23, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Ruthanne Tino

Ruthanne Tino, age 68, of Norcross, GA passed away December 20, 2010. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Stephen Patrick Davis

Stephen Patrick Davis, age 29, of Monroe passed away Monday, December 20, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Sharon Baptist Church with Pastor ...

William Maxwell

William (Billy) Andrew Maxwell, age 74, of Tucker, GA, died Monday, December 20, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Omeka Reed

Omeka F. Reed, age 37 of Buford, GA and formerly of Philadelphia died suddenly Monday, December 20, 2010. Miss Reed has been taken to Savin Funeral Home in Philadelphia for ...

Sammy Johnson

Sammy Johnson, age 67 of Winder, Georgia passed away December 21, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411

Deane Morrow

Deane Wagner Morrow, age 77, of Winder, GA passed away December 19, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

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Report: Man denied blame in fatal punching

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville man accused of punching a woman to death told police she'd come home in bad condition early Sunday morning, according to a report released Tuesday.

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Baughn, Wolves bury Myrtle Beach

Having downed South Carolina's top Class AAA girls team, Wesleyan next faces the host state's best Class AAAA squad.

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Huitt commits to UAB football

Kenny Huitt's first offer, which came three months ago, turned out to be his best. The Norcross senior made a commitment to Alabama-Birmingham this week, rewarding the Blazers for their early attention in his recruitment.

NATION: Pedophilia writer denies obscenity

Pedophilia writer denies obscenity

Hamby leads Norcross into tournament semifinals

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — You’d never suspect it now, but Dearica Hamby was a 5-foot-7 softball player only as a freshman at Marietta.

Gladiators fall for 9th straight time

ESTERO, Fla. — The Gwinnett Gladiators couldn’t overcome a Florida’s second-period surge and lost their ninth straight game Tuesday.

Glavine, Snitker part of GMC clinic to help reduce youth sports injuries

LAWRENCEVILLE — An Atlanta Braves legend will lend a hand when Gwinnett Medical Center hosts a January clinic on injury prevention in youth baseball.

CLINE: Coach Cline's taste of life on the sidelines

I got to experience football in a different way this past weekend. As an honorary coach for the Rivalries of Gwinnett high school football all-star game, I got a close-up view of everything from locker room speeches to play-calling to arguing with officials.

PEOPLE: Blaze erupts on Kings of Leon tour buses

Blaze erupts on Kings of Leon tour buses

Autism group gets $1K grant from G-Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE — A local autism support group is the latest recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Gwinnett Braves.

THOMAS: Big bipartisan 'compromise' nothing but more spending

The Republican congressional leadership congratulated itself for leading nine ‘‘moderate’’ GOP senators away from a cliff and back to solid footing by persuading them not to vote with Democrats on a 1,924-page, $1.2 trillion omnibus spending bill that has more pork in it than a pig farm.

U.S. National Team tabs Johnson

With Parkview product Josh Wolff’s longtime career with the U.S. National Team coming to a recent end, a new generation of Gwinnett talent is ready to fill that void.

Suwanee municipal court honored for innovation

SUWANEE — Suwanee’s municipal court has been named “Program of the Year” by the Georgia Council of Court Administrators.

Operation Saint Nick a boon for troops' families

DULUTH — You’d have thought they swapped their police uniforms and business suits for redder, broader clothing this year, but the initiative wasn’t that literal.

1 killed in head-on crash in Winder

WINDER — One person died Monday morning in a head-on collision north of Winder, Barrow County officials said.

Gwinnett receives transit grant

LAWRENCEVILLE — Federal officials awarded $600,000 to Gwinnett to move forward on a proposed light rail route parallel to Interstate 85.

WORLD: Senate set to pass START

Senate set to pass START

Emory Eastside hires new vice president

SNELLVILLE — Emory Eastside Medical Center recently announced a new member of its team, welcoming in Jill Lapaglia as vice president of quality improvement.

LETTERS: Library provides a free way to boost learning

In these tough economic times, parents might find it harder than ever to make sure their children have everything they need for school. Luckily, the most important school supply of all does not cost a cent. It’s a library card!

LETTERS: 'Read Pink' effect felt more than by money donation

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Daily Post donated $5,493.40 to the American Cancer Society from proceeds from its “Read Pink” edition published for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

PREP ROUNDUP: Wildcats rally at Kell tournament

MARIETTA — Duluth scored 33 points in the third quarter en route to a 77-51 victory over Lambert in the fifth-place game of the Kell Holiday Tournament.

Police arrest four, charge them with stealing car parts

NORCROSS — Police said four men “out chopping cats” in the wee hours of the morning Friday in Norcross were arrested, as Gwinnett County officers caught them in the act of stealing catalytic converters from several cars.