News for Wednesday, December 22, 2010


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Randall Thomas

Mr. Randall Thomas, age 81, of Winder, GA passed away December 22, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Lewis Miller, Jr.

Mr. Lewis Wesley Miller Jr., age 58 of Jefferson, GA who passed away on December 21, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Mary Mozelle Miller

Mary Mozelle Miller, age 85 of Auburn, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Friday, December 24, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Senia Phillips

Senia T. Phillips, age 56 of Auburn, Ga passed away December 21, 2010. She was the owner of Southern Animal Talent Agency. She had trained animals for 20 years, some ...

Thomas Johnson

Thomas Samuel "Sammy" Johnson, age 67 of Winder, GA, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2010. He is survived by his sons and daughters in law, Thomas and Kelly Johnson ...

James Brummett, I

James E. "Kimo" Brummett, I, age 65, of Stone Mountain, Georgia entered into rest on December 21, 2010 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 43 ...

George H. Berryhill

Rev. George H. Berryhill, age 71, of Duluth, GA passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2010. His wife, Joann Thrasher Berryhill, preceded him in death. He is survived by his ...

S.j. Bryant

Mr. S. J. Bryant, age 89 of Pendergrass, GA who passed away on December 21, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Elizabeth Canup

Elizabeth J. Canup of Lawrenceville passed peacefully Sunday December 19th. She was survived by her Son Chris Canup, Daughter Mary Canup, Grandson Jesse Canup, Brother Bill Nash and Sister Sherri ...

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MOVIE REVIEW: Third installment by far the worst of Fockers franchise

For the highest-profile, highest-volume week of the year, Universal uncorks the second sequel to "Meet the Parents" -- the studio's sole in-the-black comedy franchise. Even by its own pedestrian, low-brow standards, "Little Fockers" is an abysmally unfunny and offensive movie that is completely inappropriate for all children, most families and anyone considering it as a viable date movie option.

Slow second half dooms Wesleyan

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A team from Georgia had won the Crescent Bank Holiday Invitational the past two seasons and three of the last four years.

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Gladiators lose again to Everblades 6-2

ESTERO, Fla. — The Gwinnett Gladiators dropped their second consecutive game against the Florida Everblades in as many days, losing 6-2 at the Germain Arena on Wednesday night.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Argentine ex-dictator gets life in prison

Argentine ex-dictator gets life in prison

Snellville agrees to buy acres of property

SNELLVILLE — Snellville City Council unanimously agreed Wednesday to offer to buy 10.7 acres of foreclosed property on Wisteria Drive for nearly $700,000.

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Cisco donates food to charity

Cisco Systems’ Lawrenceville campus donated more than 6,000 cans of food to local co-ops this week as part of its annual participation in the Global Hunger Relief Campaign. With a hint of creativity, 60 volunteers constructed a living room of sorts at the Lawrenceville campus, creating a love seat, coffee table and nine-foot TV out of cans of food and other food items. Food raised was donated to the Lawrenceville, Duluth and Norcross Cooperative Ministries on Monday. Cisco employees in Georgia have contributed more than $47,000 to local charities.

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Swiney withdraws from Gwinnett chairman race

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Timothy Swiney announced this morning that he has formally withdrawn as a candidate for Gwinnett County Commission chairman.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Foy, famous for Lone Ranger intro, dies at 89

Foy, famous for Lone Ranger intro, dies at 89

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Soft landing: After decade in the gym, O'Brien finds home on diving board

LILBURN — A look at Darcie O’Brien’s leg, speckled with bruises, makes this explanation hard to grasp.

Nimley's 18 leads Collins Hill

DEMOREST — Saah Nimley led all scorers with 18 points to go with his seven assists as Collins Hill rolled over North Forsyth 93-57 in the Piedmont College Invitational.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Legislators forego raises

With $2 billion to be shaved from the state budget, legislators are making sure they don’t add to the problem by taking a pay increase themselves.

ROBINSON: Obama proves he can still do hope, change

President Barack Obama must be tempted to respond to his progressive critics with a quote from the old-school rapper Kool Moe Dee: “How ya like me now?”

Turnovers lead to Devils' first loss

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Norcross coach Angie Hembree was leery beforehand. She had reason.

THOMAS: Jesus is the best gift for any of us

Suppose what some call the “Christmas story” is true — all of it, from the angels, to the shepherds, to the virgin birth, to God taking on human flesh. By this, I don’t mean to suggest it is true only for those who believe it to be true, but what if it is objectively true, no matter what the deniers say? What difference would it make? Should it make any difference?

DALY: Garden plants can survive winter if properly cared for

Homeowners are concerned about the impact the recent hard freezes will have on their garden plants. The possibility of plant material suffering from freezing temperatures in the home landscape depends upon the responses to three questions.