News for Friday, December 3, 2010


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Carol Venable

Carol Virginia Venable, age 64, of Blue Ridge, GA died Friday, December 3, 2010. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770 ...

Laura Whiting

Laura Jean Watt Whiting, 65, of Duluth, GA, died December 3, 2010. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 6th, at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. The ...

Clinton Maddox, Jr.

Clinton Douglas Maddox, Jr., age 77 of Grayson, GA passed away Thursday, December 2, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Elsie Foster

Mrs. Elsie Wolf Foster, age 79 of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, December 2, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Sara Gee

Mrs. Sara Tolbert Gee, age 79 of Pendergrass, GA who passed away on December 2, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Andy Anderson

Andy Anderson, age 68, of Hall County passed away November 25, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Flora Mcdaniel

Mrs. Flora Holcombe McDaniel, age 70, of Elberton, GA passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2010. She is survived by her Husband, Max McDaniel, Elberton, GA; Sons and Daughter-in ...

Donald Williams

Donald Lewis Williams, age 59 of Buford, GA died November 27, 2010. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999

Michael Oncay

Michael "Mickey" Scott Oncay age 22 of Braselton, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966

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Teacher takes lesson from current events

SUGAR HILL -- Some Lanier High School students got a lesson Friday in the 60-year-old conflict between North and South Korea.

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Police: $250K in fake merchandise found

LILBURN -- Gwinnett police uncovered a quarter-million dollars worth of bogus designer merchandise at a Lilburn business this week, authorities said.

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Police look for man wanted in local stabbing

NORCROSS -- A Norcross man who stabbed and critically wounded his ex-girlfriend in the chest Thursday is on the lam and considered armed and dangerous, officials said.

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Suwanee accepting proposals for historic building

The city of Suwanee is offering up a historic downtown building "essentially for free" -- as long as you have a fresh idea for its use.

'Winder Salutes' program honors service members

WINDER — Officials with Winder’s government access television channel believe everyone should be famous for 30 seconds. Or at least deserving military folks.

Police: Robbers wanted cell phones

DULUTH — Gwinnett police are looking for two men who held up a Duluth cell-phone retailer this week, another example of crooks using extreme measures to steal the inactivated devices.

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Nonprofit Christmas wish list

As the holiday season commences, children aren’t the only ones making Christmas wish lists. Each year the Gwinnett Coalition of Health and Human Services compiles wish lists from local nonprofits of the things they need to help their organizations.

PREP ROUNDUP: Mill Creek boys hand Wesleyan first loss in overtime

HOSCHTON — Mill Creek needed overtime to give Wesleyan its first loss of the boys basketball season. The Hawks knocked off the defending Class A champions 62-57 Friday. Paul Evans scored 18 points for Mill Creek (3-1). Sharp-shooting sophomore Elijah Bryant scored 15 points on five 3-pointers. For the Wolves (4-1), Hudson Price led with 17 points. Shane Smith and Will Clifton added 10 points.

GWINNETT GRADS: No matter the outcome, local players set to win SEC title

A Gwinnett product will win the SEC championship today in the Georgia Dome. It’s just a matter of if one person is celebrating, or if it will be a group.

GWINNETT GAB: Charter trading movies for food

Charter trading movies for food

WikiLeaks fights to stay online

LONDON — WikiLeaks struggled to stay online Friday as governments and hackers hounded the organization across the Internet, trying to deprive it of a direct line to the public.

Military News

Trevor B. Martin graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash. He is the son of Dale R. and Denise G. Martin of Lawrenceville and a 2007 graduate of South Gwinnett High School.

China passenger train hits 300 mph, breaks speed record

BEIJING — A Chinese passenger train hit a record speed of 302 miles per hour Friday during a test run of a yet-to-be opened link between Beijing and Shanghai, state media said.

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Wesleyan seniors fight to finish

NORCROSS — When Savannah Christian’s Taylor Ivey intercepted a fourth-down pass from Andrew Frerking and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown with just less than a minute to play, it was apparent that Wesleyan’s 2010 season and march to the Georgia Dome was over.

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Students participate in Mill Creek's first science fair

HOSCHTON — Students at Mill Creek participated in the high school’s first-ever science fair Friday.

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Stecher - Bass

Raymond and Nancy Lee of Suwanee, announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Stecher of Suwanee, to Mark Bass of Carrollton, son of Chuck and Janie Bass of Carrollton.

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McAllister - Herren

Chris and Ronna McAllister of Dacula announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Kara McAllister of Dahlonega, to Jeremy Thomas Herren, of Dahlonega, son of Tommy and Donna Herren of Lawrenceville.

HAMMOCK: Broncos' defense delivers in big way against Eagles

SNELLVILLE — Almost half the fourth quarter was gone Friday night when the most prolific passer in Gwinnett County history, Taylor Heinicke, completed a miraculous heave of a pass on fourth-and-21.

Special meeting called to discuss CID recall petition

LAWRENCEVILLE — A solution to the latest controversy over an Evermore Community Improvement District board recall petition could be reached at a special called meeting Monday.

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JENKINS: Telling the coach what to do is our new national pastime

No one feels sorry for coaches, especially at the major college and professional levels. They spend every day doing what most of us do for recreation. They’re celebrities. And they’re extremely well-paid — in some cases, even years after getting fired.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Canadian man charged in killing of father

TORONTO — A Canadian man was charged with first-degree murder Friday for fatally shooting his father in the back with a crossbow in a Toronto library as shocked mothers and children watched.

NATION IN BRIEF: Top generals buck Obama on military gay ban

WASHINGTON — Bucking the Pentagon’s top leaders, the chiefs of the Army and Marines urged Congress on Friday not to allow openly gay people to serve in the military, at least not while troops are at war in Afghanistan.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Oscar-winner Bingham helps homeless kids with show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — All kinds of opportunities come with an Oscar win and Ryan Bingham has been pitched a lot of them — and turned most down.

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Brock - Galphin

Jon and Susan Cordell of Lawrenceville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Rachael Brock of Lawrenceville, to Scot Galphin Jr. of Suwanee, the son of Scot and Alicia Galphin of Suwanee.

HUCKABY: Some teachers will leave their mark for a lifetime

Everybody that knows me knows that I am a big fan of college football. The six or seven Saturdays I get to spend inside Sanford Stadium are six or seven of the most enjoyable Saturdays of my year, regardless of the outcome of the games. I like being in the crowd. I like the noise and the excitement. I like watching the cheerleaders and seeing the band perform and I like hearing Brook Whitmire say “it’s time to tee it up — between the hedges!” and I love it when he announces a score from “historic Grant Field,” particularly if the visitors are winning.

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LARSON: Main Street Symphony Orchestra keeps everyone in the loop

It wasn’t your physics professor’s string theory. For Dixie Huthmaker, it was the belief that she could create an adult amateur orchestra for the many musicians she saw on a daily basis in her family-run violin shop in Duluth. If only she could find the time and space.

Auto association to host Santa's Toy Run

BRASELTON — The National Auto Sport Association Southeast is hosting the third annual Santa’s Toy Run at Road Atlanta in Braselton.

LETTER: Daily Post helped spread word

Thanks to sports editor Will Hammock the Carter Martin Classic (“Carter Martin fundraiser set for Friday,” Dec. 2, 1A) has been introduced to many new people in the Gwinnett County area.

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Primrose School of Five Forks students shop for canned goods

Prekindergarten, kindergarten and after-school students at the Primrose School of Five Forks recently visited a Publix grocery store to shop for canned goods and nonperishable food items.

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Gladiators squander early lead against South Carolina

DULUTH — The Gwinnett Gladiators watched an early lead slip away and lost to lowly South Carolina 4-2 on Friday, their second loss in as many nights.

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YARBROUGH: It's time for positive news

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states clearly that nobody can infringe on my right of free speech: You can get in serious trouble for that.

LETTER: School bus driver deserves praise

Kudos to the school bus driver who returned students to their school after approaching their tornado-damaged homes this week. By averting their attention from the disaster, the driver spared these young students the trauma of seeing their homes and belongings spread across the neighborhood without the benefit of their parents’ reassurance.

Lovett brings little challenge to GAC in home opener

NORCROSS — The only scary moment for the defending state champion Greater Atlanta Christian boys in their opener came in the final seconds of the first half.