News for Wednesday, December 29, 2010


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Marion Cheung

Marion Cheung died December 26, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Jacqueline Fife

Jacqueline Sanders Fife, age 62 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away December 22, 2010. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999

Jerry Moore

Jerry Moore, age 68 of Duluth, GA, passed away December 28, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Ronald Mckenzie

Ronald B. McKenzie, age 59 of Alpharetta, GA died December 22, 2010. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999

Evelyn Virginia Mcpherson

Evelyn Virginia McPherson, age 82 of Monroe, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Friday, December 31, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Clara Ledbetter

Miss Clara Mae Ledbetter, age 81, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ola Cowart Ledbetter ...

Howard Payne, Jr.

Howard D. Payne, Jr., age 87, of Doraville, Georgia passed away December 28, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville 770-979-3200.

Mary Lou Kanady

Mrs. Mary Lou Kanady, age 97 of Commerce, GA who passed away on December 27, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Charles Brakhage

Charles Timothy Brakhage, age 46 of Winder, GA passed away December 27, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770/867-1361

Lillian Lester

Lillian T. Lester, age 95 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Myrtle Mcdaniel

Myrtle C. McDaniel, age 91 of Loganville passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Graveside Services will be held 3 PM Thursday, December 30, 2010 at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth ...

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Walker, Broncos in finals

SNELLVILLE -- The photograph of the 1991-1992 team, surrounded by others from Brookwood's girls basketball history, hangs closest to the locker room.The players in it, with their hideous retro uniforms, accomplished something no other Brookwood team has since those days -- they won the Deep South Classic.

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Flurry of fun: Snow Mountain offers new attractions in third year

For once, Gwinnett County actually had a white Christmas, albeit brief and later in the day. Photo slide show inside

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Lions win sets up showdown with Bulldogs

The Lions (6-4) easily defeated M.L. King 67-54 in Wednesday's semifinal, a day after beating Salem 52-38 in the opening round.

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Cops: Father charged with reckless conduct

Police have charged the father of a toddler found wandering through a Tucker apartment complex Wednesday afternoon.

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Charges made in bizarre sex case

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A judge on Wednesday found probable cause that a Snellville man used elaborate and bizarre coercion tactics to force a North Georgia man into sex.

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Prices of homes see large dip

LAWRENCEVILLE — Two years ago, Realtor Rodney Camren sold a home in a Lawrenceville neighborhood for $210,000.

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ROBINSON: Reality check for GOP

WASHINGTON — It’s been not quite two months’ time since Republicans won a sweeping midterm victory, and already they seem divided, embattled and — not to mince words — freaked out. For good reason, I might add.

Gwinnett Gab: Photographer to give tips on improving travel photos

Photographer to give tips on improving travel photos

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Thrift store's proceeds benefit cancer research

SNELLVILLE — Cancer took Sharon Wilson’s husband and sister. It also took Beverly Haynes’ father and brother-in-law.

Fire officials charge man with first-degree arson

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Lawrenceville man accused of setting fire to his former home while his young daughter was inside has been officially charged by fire investigators, even as he remains hospitalized.

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Zanoski sparks Gladiators' win streak

DULUTH — The surge started with 30 seconds left in the second period.

Teen claims gang Tasered, kidnapped him

LILBURN — A teen who claimed he was Tasered, jumped and briefly kidnapped on Christmas morning told police the attack was perpetrated by a street gang.

Prep Roundup: Archer wrestling wins in Winder

WINDER — Archer outscored a 20-team field to win the George Thompson Memorial Tournament Wednesday at Winder-Barrow High School.

PEOPLE: Tito Jackson to close 2010 with Atlanta concert

Tito Jackson to close 2010 with Atlanta concert

Cops: Soldiers accused of bank robbery

CONYERS — The two men arrested in connection with a bank robbery last week turned out to be soldiers in the Army National Guard, and one of the men is accused of murder in a DeKalb County drive-by shooting.

WORLD: US revokes Venezuelan envoy's visa

US revokes Venezuelan envoy’s visa

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Census numbers could give GOP a boost in 2012

Last week’s release of new Census numbers may have been a boon for Republicans across the nation.

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North girls dominate Kennesaw Mountain 60-16

SUWANEE — The North Gwinnett girls basketball players’ biggest challenge entering tonight’s final of their own Jared Cook Holiday Classic might be guarding against overconfidence.

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Stars boys' energy wanes in loss

SNELLVILLE — Maybe it was playing less than 24 hours after their last game or McIntosh’s deliberate style.

SMTH: The perfect holiday gift of reading

One of the joys of the Christmas season is the gift of books, but even better is having the time to read. Somehow or other, you just put anything pressing aside for the holidays and immerse yourself into a relaxing environment. That allows for reading.

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Family legacy: Woman follows in father's footsteps as mayor

LAWRENCEVILLE — After her mother’s death, with her brother and sister busy, Judy Jordan Johnson felt a responsibility to help her dad knock on doors as he ran for mayor of Lawrenceville.

NATION: New Yorkers mad over blizzard

New Yorkers mad over blizzard

Georgia Federal Credit Union gets new name

DULUTH — Because of a recent conversion from a federal to a state charter, Duluth-based Georgia Federal Credit Union has a new name — Georgia United Credit Union.

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Gwinnett QBs deliver for North in all-star game

COLUMBUS — The North squad in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game carried three quarterbacks, all from Gwinnett County, Taylor Heinicke of Collins Hill, Kent Rollins of South Gwinnett and C. J. Uzomah of North Gwinnett