News for Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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Mary Austin

Mary Virginia Wolfe Austin, age 86, died peacefully on December 4, 2010 at her place of residence at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, GA. Mary Virginia was born in Atlanta ...

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Ellen Byrd

Mrs. Ellen Nelson Byrd, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-two years, Don R ...

Bonnie Lyle

Bonnie Rowlenson Lyle age 62 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Willie Long

Mr. Willie J. Long, age 72 of Jefferson, GA who passed away on December 7, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

Dixie Phillips

Dixie Haney Phillips, age 83, of Dacula, Georgia entered into rest on December 7, 2010, at her home surrounded by her devoted family. She is survived by four daughters, Helen ...

Karen Woods

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

Boyd Jordan

Mr. Boyd Michael Jordan, age 65 of Maysville, GA who passed away on December 8, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

Evelyn Bess Spain

Evelyn Bess Spain, age 88 of Dacula, passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Friday, December 10, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Veronica Elinski

Mrs. Veronica Elinski age 49 of Hoschton, passed away Monday, December 6, 2010. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

Charline Wall

Charline W. Wall, age 88, of Statham, GA passed away December8, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

WORLD IN BRIEF: Egypt: 1 shark caught, another still at large

Egypt: 1 shark caught, another still at large

THOMAS: Dems prefer class warfare over tax cuts

The ‘‘grand bargain’’ agreed to by the White House to preserve the Bush-era tax rates, extend unemployment insurance for another year and reduce the payroll tax for 2011 doesn’t get to the heart of the country’s main financial problem: overspending.

Atlanta Track Club honors state's best in XC

The Atlanta Track Club honored the top high school cross country athletes and coaches in Georgia with a Tuesday banquet at the Westminster Schools.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Beaudreau, Post speak on why they didn't qualify for chair race

While the chairman’s race garnered six candidates, there were a few people who were expected to throw their names in the hat who decided against a campaign.

City of Duluth talks crime increases, new police unit

DULUTH — The city of Duluth held a meeting for homeowner’s associations Wednesday, discussing recent crime increases and what the Police Department is doing about it.

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Twinkle time: Lake Lanier's holiday light display in 18th year

LAKE LANIER — Seven miles of holiday-themed light displays once again adorn Lake Lanier Islands Resort.

Fire contained at senior facility

LAWRENCEVILLE — An alert staff member at a Lawrenceville assisted living center kept a small fire from spreading Tuesday night, officials said.

Smaller, faster OL helping Buford

BUFORD — During its decade of dominance over Class AA football in Georgia since 2000, Buford has had many different trademarks.

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Mailbox-crushing 'joyride' lands two teenagers in jail

SNELLVILLE — A Gwinnett teen has been charged with running over about two dozen mailboxes in Snellville and Loganville neighborhoods during an after-party vandalism spree, police said.

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BISHER: Auburn quarterback Newton best I've ever seen

It hasn’t taken me this long to come to my conclusion on Cam Newton, the quarterback. It has just taken me this long to arrive at how to say it.

Schumacher reviving Mustangs wrestling

When Richard Schumacher took over the Meadowcreek wrestling program last season, he knew it would be a challenge.

More students pass writing test

LAWRENCEVILLE — More students passed the Georgia High School Writing Test this year, with 94 percent of all students in the state meeting or exceeding standards on the assessment.

Norcross gets Tennis Championships

NORCROSS — The Atlanta Tennis Championships announced Tuesday that the 2011 professional tournament will be held at the Racquet Club of the South in Norcross.

Gas leak closes Scenic Highway lane

LAWRENCEVILLE — A natural gas leak temporarily closed one lane of Scenic Highway during rush hour Wednesday, after a construction crew hit a gas line with a bulldozer.

Atlanta Tipoff Club names all-metro team

The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced its early season all-metro team, with a large contingent of Gwinnett players, on Wednesday.

ROBINSON: One-man fire brigade

Ben Bernanke may or may not succeed in saving the economy, but at least he has the courage to try — and the honesty to tell the truth. The same cannot be said of our elected officials. Congress is buried under a crushing surplus of cynicism, while the White House seems paralyzed by a deficit of courage.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Morrison gets votes needed for Fla. pardon

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Doors’ Jim Morrison will get a posthumous pardon today for an indecent exposure conviction in Florida that resulted when the late singer pulled what a bandmate called ‘‘a mind trip on the audience, and they totally fell for it.’’

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