News for Friday, December 24, 2010

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Robert Boswell

Robert Norman Boswell, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away December 21, 2010. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Julia Delafuente

Mrs. Julia Jones DeLafuente, age, 79 of Buford, GA passed away on December 22, 2010. She is preceded in death by her son Barry Paul Martin. She is survived by ...

Jonathan Skinner, Jr.

Jonathan Wayne Skinner, Jr., Winder, GA died December 23, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770/867-1361

Roberto Ruiz

Roberto Ruiz, age 86, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away December 22, 2010. Arrangements by Peachtree Cremation Society, Lawrenceville 678-205-5550 www.peachtreecremation.com

Joanne Howell

Joanne D. Howell, age 60 of Duluth, GA, passed away December 22, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Ruthanne Tino

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

Charles Reichenbach

Charles G. Reichenbach, 97, of Duluth, GA, formerly of Norcross, GA, died December 22, 2010. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 28th, at the Catholic ...

James Karwisch

James Karwisch, age 98 of Doraville, GA, died December 23, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

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Forever a Falcon: Longtime Dacula coach Maloof at peace with retirement

Kevin Maloof retired as Dacula's athletic director and head football coach after the season. He was the dean of Gwinnett County's high school football coaches before stepping down.

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Buford headlines new girls hoops tournament

Top girls teams from five states around the Southeast are coming in for the first JumpOffPlus.com Holiday Invitational at Duluth High School from Monday through Wednesday.

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GWINNETT GRADS: Parkview grad up for national honor

Kimberly Reeves, a junior at Agnes Scott College, was named recently as one of five national finalists for the Coach Wooden Citizen Cup, a prestigious honor given to one college and one professional athlete who have made the greatest positive influence on the lives of others.

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Editorial Page, New York Sun, 1897

GREEN: Best holidays in eye of the beholder

Christmas is all relative.

GAC boys hit road for Beach Ball Classic

The only loss by the Class AA state champion Greater Atlanta Christian boys last season came in the title game of the Arbys Classic at Bristol, Tenn.

Accident delays traffic

LAWRENCEVILLE — A three-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer Thursday shut down the eastbound lanes of Ga. Highway 316 near Cedars Road, police said.

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Teacher's mother knits presents for students

BUFORD — Eleanor Johnson started knitting when she was in high school.

HUCKABY: It's time for Christmas now, y'all

There was an old expression my mama used to use this time of year. It was, “Well, we can have Christmas now.” Usually her admonition on the season had to do with a visit by a special person that we saw infrequently during the year — like my Uncle Carl, who would occasionally surprise us by popping in from Florida with a load of oranges and grapefruits picked from the trees in his own backyard.

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