News for Friday, December 31, 2010


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Gary Wiley

Mr. Gary Bruce Wiley, age 53, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Thursday, December 30 at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. The love, laughter and joy that ...

Marion Cheung

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

Mary Jo Cochran

Mary Jo Cochran, age 86 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away December 29, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Donald Porter

Mr. Donald Dwight Porter, age 81 of Jefferson, GA who passed away on December 31, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Mary Ruth Bridges

Mary Ruth Bridges, 93, of Doraville, passed away on December 30, 2010 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth. Originally from rural Forsyth County, she was Salutatorian of her class at ...

Dorothy Hewatt

Dorothy Nell Hewatt, age 84 of Cumming, Georgia passed away December 30, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411

Lois Samples

Mrs. Lois "Jackie" Beshers Samples, age 75, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bolon and Claudine Jones Beshers ...

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Gwinnett ushers in 2011 with events for all ages

At lunch, Ava Herren toasted the end of 2010 and at 6 p.m. she counted down to 2011. By midnight, the 3-year-old was fast asleep, but she didn't have to miss out on the New Year celebration, ringing a bell and watching a puppet show at Lawrenceville Rings' Early Eve for Kids.Photo slide show inside

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Artist's work gets home in Norcross

NORCROSS — Anne Labaire is a magnetic, personable woman who happens to be an accomplished artist. During a recent visit to Kudzu Art Zone in Norcross, Labaire works on a whimsical painting while listening to soaring classical tunes. She is in her element among the paintings and sketches and sculptures.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Officials: Troops kill Taliban commander

Officials: Troops kill Taliban commander

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McLEOD: Why resolutions fail and how you can make yours stick

Eighty percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by Jan 20.

Firefighter arrested in shooting on Christmas Day

WINDER — On New Year’s Eve, Barrow County officials arrested the firefighter suspected in a Christmas Day shooting.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Second arrest in break-in at Tyler Perry home

Second arrest in break-in at Tyler Perry home

NATION IN BRIEF: 6 dead in rare New Year's Eve tornado outbreak

6 dead in rare New Year’s Eve tornado outbreak

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No work on HOV lanes this weekend

DULUTH — The first weekend of 2011 will be lane closure-free on Interstate 85’s express lane project.

YARBROUGH: Say goodbye to 2010 and hello to good friends

Good grief! I haven’t gotten used to writing 2010 yet and 2011 is here.

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A look back at 2010: Coming Sunday

On Sunday, the Daily Post takes one last look back at 2010, highlighting the top stories from a year that included educational prizes, political pitfalls and a natural disaster that fortunately claimed no lives. We’ll also share the most popular reports from our website as we list the 20 stories that had the most hits on

HUCKABY: Not all teams worthy of playing in a bowl

I was having lunch at one of my favorite eateries the other day and was, in fact, sopping up the last of the pot liquor from my collards with the remnants of my cornbread when a fellow walked by and said, “Why aren’t you in Memphis?” Since I didn’t know the guy, I looked around to make sure he was talking to me and not Elvis.

LETTERS: Democrats fell by not listening to the voters

I read E.J. Dionne’s recent column (“Paying homage to Democrats who fell in ’10,” Dec. 24, Page 6A) and there is a reason they — Democrats who fell — were not re-elected: We don’t want what they voted for.

WORLD: Fewer reporters killed in 2010

Fewer reporters killed in 2010

LETTERS: Honor lives of our fallen officers by following the law

This week, Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class Chad LeCroy was killed in the line of duty while making a traffic safety stop in Atlanta. LeCroy was a dedicated and highly skilled traffic enforcement officer who formerly served as a member of GSP’s Nighthawks, one of 24 HEAT Units for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic funded through the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

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RICH: 2011 will not be the sequel to the year of me

It sounded like a great idea at the time. Most of my ideas do. “Hair-brained scheme” is what Mama sometimes called them.