News for Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Robert Keel

BOBBY" Robert J. (Bobby) Keel passed away December 5, 2010, at Peachtree Christian Hospice. Bobby was born March 23, 1931. He was graduated from Highland Elementary, attended Boys High, and ...

Bobby Williams

Mr. Bobby Williams of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Karen Stansbury

Karen Jean Delatos Woods Stansbury age 45 of Laurel, MD passed away suddenly on December 6, 2010. Funeral arrangements will be announced in the days to come.

Pearl Reed

Pearl Harris Reed, age 88, of Loganville, GA died December 5, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com

Ruby Campbell

Mrs. Ruby Campbell, age 95, of Winder, GA passed away December 8, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770/867-1361

Helen Kinney

Mrs. Helen S. Kinney, age 91 of Griffin, formerly of Jefferson, GA who passed away on December 3, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

Brenda Hays

Brenda Baird Hays, age 64, of Loganville, GA died December 4, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com

Steven Excell

Steven G. Excell, age 20 of Duluth, GA, died December 5, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

William Shaw

William Earl Shaw, age 87 of Duluth, GA, died December 7, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Jen Dereus

Jen DeReus, 84, of Duluth, GA, formerly of Lakeland, FL, died December 2, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 11th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree ...

Robert Ellrich

Mr. Robert H. "Bob" Ellrich, age 77 of Bethlehem, GA passed away Monday, December 6, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

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Schools ask for use of SPLOST funds

LAWRENCEVILLE -- School and county officials asked state legislators Tuesday to help expand ways in which a special purpose local option sales tax can be used.

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Overlooked Minor plays major role

Nathaniel Minor doesn't have the name recognition like a lot of his teammates on Brookwood's football team.He's not a 1,000-yard rusher like Nick Tompkins and Jamaal Cole. He's not a three-year starter like quarterback Ben McLane. And he's not a future Division I player like A.J. Sims.

Norcross named a 'green community'

NORCROSS — City Manager Rudolph Smith presented a $24,019,612 budget to council members for approval during Monday night’s meeting. According to Smith, all the city’s department heads worked hard to whittle the numbers and formulate a budget that “looks good on paper, and we can live with.”

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Bombs away: 3-pointers lift Bulldogs over rival Tech

ATLANTA — With big men Trey Thompkins and Jeremy Price off to a slow start, it took Georgia’s perimeter game to keep up with in-state rival Georgia Tech.

THOMAS: Don't ask, don't tell, don't care

People who take polls for a living will tell you that depending on the methodology, the sample, how a question is asked and the understanding of the ones being polled, the outcome can pretty much be predetermined.

NATION IN BRIEF: Dems want to change tax deal

WASHINGTON — Disappointed Democratic congressional leaders demanded changes in the White House’s tax deal with Republicans on Tuesday despite a spirited argument by President Barack Obama that concessions were preferable to higher taxes for millions of Americans.

Rare Audubon 'Birds of America' sells for $10M at auction

LONDON — To some it’s just a bunch of bird pictures. To others, John James Audubon’s ‘‘Birds of America’’ is a rare blend of art, natural history and craftsmanship, unique enough to sell for more than $10 million at a London auction Tuesday — making it the world’s most expensive book.

Officials: Temps bring CO hazards

LAWRENCEVILLE — As winter digs its frigid claws in Gwinnett this week, officials are reminding residents that carbon monoxide poisoning, billed as “the silent killer,” is often the handiwork of faulty heating systems.

Police: 'Battle ax' used in attacks

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Lawrenceville man is accused of wielding a double-headed “battle ax” while threatening fatal violence in two separate incidents Saturday.

Survivors remember Pearl Harbor

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Aging Pearl Harbor survivors on Tuesday heard reassurances their sacrifice would be remembered and passed on to future generations as they gathered to mark the 69th anniversary of the attack.

Fire damages Lilburn home

LILBURN — An overnight fire Monday damaged a Lilburn home in the 5300 block of Country Lake Court, officials said.

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CLINE: The sweet sound of the Christmas spirit

Scott Zanardo has made it a Christmas tradition. Brad Varhol is starting to do the same. And though both enjoy ringing in the season by helping the Salvation Army, they admit it takes a while to get the sound of bells out of their heads after a shift manning the red kettles.

Winder council gives recognition to 3 employees

WINDER — Three city employees received public pats on the back Tuesday for going above and beyond the call of duty.

Officials report high flu activity

Georgia public health officials have reported a recent increase in flu activity through the state.

Miracle Network starts computer program

ATLANTA — The Children’s Miracle Network has launched a program in which local corporations can simultaneously get rid of obsolete computers and donate to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

LETTERS: Broncos proving to be the best team in the state

The season began and will end in the Dome, a place the Broncos soon will call home.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Helen Mirren credits parents at Hollywood honors

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Helen Mirren and Katie Couric told personal stories to inspire a group of Hollywood executives and power-brokers at the annual Power 100 Women in Entertainment Breakfast.

SPORTS IN BRIEF

“Prep Rally” to feature football playoff highlights

Fourth joins race for county chairman

LAWRENCEVILLE — Former Gwinnett Assistant Police Chief Duane Kissel became the latest entrant into the race for county commission chairman Tuesday.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Experts say Haiti cholera from UN troops

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A contingent of U.N. peacekeepers is the likely source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed at least 2,000 people, a French scientist said in a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

Officials explain Ga. 316 detour

LAWRENCEVILLE — One word became the recurring theme Tuesday night: overdue.

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