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Going hog wild: General Beauregard Lee predicts early spring

LILBURN -- A somewhat reluctant Gen. Beauregard Lee emerged from hismansion Tuesday morning with no shadow in sight.

Mary Lee Sells

Mary Lee Sells, age 104 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2010. Funeral Services will be held at 3 PM on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 in the Chapel ...

Holly Davis

Holly Myers Davis, born November 17, 1954, of Atlanta GA, formerly of Birmingham AL, died unexpectedly January 31, 2010. She is survived by her long time loved companion Richard McIntyre ...

Willie Hosch

Mrs. Willie Evelyn Mundy Hosch, of the Life Care Center in Ducktown, TN, formally of Buford, GA, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010. Born in Buford, GA, she was the ...

Robert Dickson

Robert L. Dickson, age 78, of Duluth, GA, passed away January 31, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Charlotte May

Charlotte Nickerson May, age 100 of Duluth, GA passed away Sunday, January 31, 2010. Funeral Arrangements will be announced later by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924 www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Gertrude Olson

Gertrude B. Olson, age 96 of Atlanta, GA passed away Monday, February 1, 2010. Funeral Arrangements will be announced later by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924 www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

George Sorrells

Mr. George A. Sorrells, age 84, of Dawsonville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2010. He was preceded in death by: wife, Clifford Maddox ...

David Gallman

147;DAVE” David Clinton “Dave” Gallman, age 87 of Monroe Georgia died on January 29, 2010. He was born in Murray County Georgia on February 27, 1922 ...

Harry Kelly

Mr. Harry M. Kelly, age 71, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2010. He was preceded in death by: grandson, Alex Kelly; and parents, John and Abbie ...

Mary Matte

Mrs. Mary Rose Frye Matte, age 65, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2010. She is survived by: daughters and sons-in-law, Anne and Patrick Nichol ...

Samuel Leonard

Samuel B. (Sam) Leonard of Lawrenceville, Ga., formerly of Seneca, S.C., passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010, aged eighty-six years. He was born in Lexington, Oh., the son of ...

Steve Comeau

Mr. Steve M. Comeau, age 47 of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, January 31, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Marun Mcneal

Marun C. McNeal, age 88, of Pendergrass, GA passed away February 1, 2010. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Jeanette Boring

Jeanette Boring, age 79, of Norcross, GA, passed away January 30, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Robert Johnson

Robert F. Johnson, 85, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on January 31, 2010. Mr. Johnson was born November 5, 1924, in Macon, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his ...

Lisa Strobel

Lisa Marie Strobel, age 45 of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, January 28th, 2010. Lisa leaves behind a husband Mr. Chris Strobel and daughter Samantha Marie of Buford, GA ...

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Seven days in Haiti: Barrow firefighter's volunteer mission aids country in need

Among the ruined city streets and piled cadavers of the embattled Haitian capital, Dany Menard witnessed miracles -- tiny happenings, given the magnitude of the earthquake's devastation -- that attested to an enduring human spirit.

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Local students donate loose change to help Haiti

Dacula Elementary School teacher LaRon Perry wanted to do something to help the earthquake victims. "I felt the need to do something because I couldn't go down and help," the fourth-grade teacher said.

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Black history month: GJAC honors heritage

Marlene Frazier tested her knowledge of prominent leaders in black history Monday afternoon at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Frazier, a member of the United Ebony Society, matched cards bearing the likenesses of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., writer and performer Maya Angelou, Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith Joyner and other blacks who have made their marks on history with cards featuring a notable quote and facts, or clues, describing each

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GCPS picks top counselors of the year

SUWANEE -- At the start of National School Counseling Week, Gwinnett County Public Schools named its top counseling professionals for 2010.

Prostitution legislation: Bill would set age for prosecution

Hundreds of child advocates filled the Capitol on Monday in support of legislation they say would treat young girls and boys involved in prostitution as victims, not criminals. But Christian groups have come out against the Republican-backed measure, saying it would legalize juvenile prostitution and just make the problem worse.

Lawrenceville man charged with molesting 5-year-old

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville man is behind bars after police said he performed oral sex on a 5-year-old female relative.

Suwanee man killed in crash

CUMMING -- A Suwanee man was among two killed Sunday night in a head-on collision in Forsyth County, officials said.

Georgia-based company closing offices

WILKESBORO, N.C. -- An Atlanta-based financial services company is closing its collections offices in Duluth and Sandy Springs.

Police investigating two weekend drive-by shootings

SUWANEE -- Police have arrested two people and are investigating a pair of drive-by shootings Saturday on Old Suwanee Road.

Norcross Women's Club, Lions cry foul over arts festival ruling

NORCROSS -- Members of the Norcross Women's Club and Norcross Lions Club are not happy about a decision made Monday regarding the annual arts festival.

Prep Roundup: Wesleyan wins first Metro Invite title

ATLANTA -- Wesleyan's boys team broke four school records this past weekend on the way to winning the prestigious Metro Atlanta Swimming and Diving Championships, a 40-year-old event held at Westminster.

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Terminally ill Barrow sheriff's deputy marries with days to live

ATHENS -- It wasn't the fairy tale wedding most brides dream of, but that didn't matter.Keni Carter and Chris Hulett held hands at the front of the Athens Regional Medical Center chapel Friday afternoon, as a Barrow County probate judge led them through a five-minute ceremony.

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Obama unveils $3.83T budget

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama unveiled a multitrillion-dollar spending plan Monday, pledging an intensified effort to combat high unemployment and asking Congress to quickly approve new job-creation efforts that would boost the deficit to a record-breaking $1.56 trillion.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Toyota tells dealers parts on way to fix pedals

WASHINGTON -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday its dealers should get parts to fix a sticky gas pedal problem by the end of this week as the automaker apologized to customers and tried to bring an end to a recall that has affected 4.2 million vehicles worldwide.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Female suicide bomber kills 54

BAGHDAD -- A female suicide bomber detonated her explosives inside a way station for Shiite pilgrims Monday, killing 54 people and rattling security officials who are struggling against a possible rise in violence before key elections next month.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Beyonce wins six Grammys, the most ever by a woman

It's a tribute to the Grammys' success at becoming more a musical spectacle than an awards show that on the night she made history, Beyonce was just another face in the crowd.

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Polish scientists say 3 Neanderthal teeth have been found

WARSAW, Poland -- A team of Polish scientists said Monday they have discovered three Neanderthal teeth in a cave, a find they hope may shed light on how similar to modern humans our ancestors were.

Sports briefs

Jackets' Pierce-Joyner named ACC legend

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Shooting Star

SNELLVILLE -- Katie Mallow's on-court personality contradicts the smiling, engaging high-schooler she is every day.Her face shows much less emotion during basketball games, offering up a more stoic look than her classmates see day to day. That doesn't mean the Brookwood junior doesn't get fired up from time to time during the heat of games.

GAC names head coach

Greater Atlanta Christian has its new head football coach, and it is someone who is no stranger to Georgia high school football or postseason success.The Norcross school announced 46-year-old Tim Cokely, who has led one of Florida's most successful programs during the last two decades, as its head coach Monday.

DeMercy leaves 'Noles

The Gwinnett, and specifically Norcross, contingent playing Atlantic Coast Conference basketball shrunk by one Sunday with the announcement that Jordan DeMercy is leaving the Florida State program.

Factory activity fueling modest economic recovery

NEW YORK-- Hopes that America's factories will help drive the economic recovery gained support Monday from news that manufacturing activity grew in January to its strongest point since 2004.

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The fairytale continues for Taylor Swift, who caps banner year with Grammy for best album

LOS ANGELES -- It's been a year of "Fearless" and fairytales for Taylor Swift. The 20-year-old country cutie -- who has been on a winning streak for months with her hit album, "Fearless" -- won four Grammy Awards Sunday, including the night's top prize, album of the year.

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Lady Gaga leads Grammys' galactic fashion parade

All eyes on the red carpet at Sunday's Grammy Awards went straight to Lady Gaga and her solar-system gown that was totally out of this world.

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Beyonce takes 6 Grammys, makes history

It's a tribute to the Grammys' success at becoming more a musical spectacle than an awards show that on the night she made history, Beyonce was just another face in the crowd.

Terminally ill Barrow sheriff's deputy marries with days to live

ATHENS — It wasn't the fairy tale wedding most brides dream of, but that didn't matter.

Norcross Women's Club, Lions cry foul over arts festival ruling

NORCROSS — Members of the Norcross Women's Club and Norcross Lions Club are not happy about a decision made Monday regarding the annual arts festival.

DeMercy leaves 'Noles

The Gwinnett, and specifically Norcross, contingent playing Atlantic Coast Conference basketball shrunk by one Sunday with the announcement that Jordan DeMercy is leaving the Florida State program.

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