News for Thursday, February 11, 2010

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Ralph Maurice French, Jr.

Ralph Maurice French, Jr., age 93, of Lilburn, GA, died on Monday, February 8th, 2010. He is survived by his children Robert French of Lilburn, GA, Donna French of Williston ...

Bonnie Pentecost

Mrs. Bonnie H. Pentecost, of Winder, GA passed away February 10, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

Cecil Corley

Cecil David (Dave) Corley, age 68, of Duluth, GA, passed away February 11, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Jane Kerns

Jane M. Kerns, age 45 of Suwanee, died February 10, 2010. A Memorial Mass will be said 2:00 PM Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the Catholic Church of St. Monica ...

Jack Hamilton

Jack Hamilton, age 78, of Tucker, GA, passed away February 10, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Paul Stoms

Archbishop Paul II Stoms, age 60, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2010. He is survived by: wife of forty-two years, V. Elaine Stoms, Lawrenceville, GA ...

Joyce J. Devito

Joyce J. DeVito (nee Spanovich), 63, of Grayson, GA passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 9, 2010. Joyce was born and lived in Jersey City, NJ until moving to Georgia in ...

Lynne Rooks

Lynne Rooks, age 55 of Winder, GA, passed away February 11, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Dorothy L. Littlefield

Dorothy “Dot” L. Littlefield, age 85, of Loganville, GA, died February 9, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com

Emma Estes

Emma May Estes, 88, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away February 10, 2010. She was preceded in death by her son , James “Tootie” Whited. She is survived by her sons ...

Lottie Stringer

Lottie Irene Stringer, age 88 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Debra Keaton

Debra Keaton, age 45 of Loganville, GA passed away Sunday, February 7, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Syble Hutchins

Syble House Hutchins, age 89, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away February 11, 2010. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

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Brutal wreck behind her, Rams' Clark makes state

Some 100 yards stood between Karen and Roger Clark and their severely injured daughter, creating a separation that made their wait more excruciating.

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Friend: Pilot was an 'angel'

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Bob Watson said the twin-engine airplane that fell from the skies over Lawrenceville this week was in "absolutely immaculate" condition, as stellar as the pilot flying it.

Up to 3 inches of snow forecast

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Even before the first flakes have fallen, north Georgia's latest prediction of snow has caused some chaos.

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Hobbyists restore antique clocks for state

LAWRENCEVILLE -- With only 40 days in a legislative session and thousands of matters to attend to, time is valuable to Georgia's first family.
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Race planners: Run Reagan, rain or shine -- or snow

The Run The Reagan road race has continued to grow despite less-than-stellar weather conditions, a trend race organizer Tom Mayfield hopes will continue this year. Though he knows the weather will be far from balmy on Saturday, Mayfield refuses to check out the forecast.

CID gets grant for tennis park study

STONE MOUNTAIN -- A local business association now has help in its endeavors to save an Olympic venue from demolition.

Dog dies in fire

LILBURN -- A house fire on Shadow Lake Drive in Lilburn left two homeless and killed a dog Thursday morning, officials said.

Mother indicted on child cruelty

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Indictments handed down Thursday include a mother accused of threatening her child with boiling water and a man police said has an affinity for snatching money from store clerks.

Loganville mayor delivers state of the city address

LOGANVILLE -- Mayor Ray Nunley delivered his annual state of the city address Thursday night to a nearly full house at City Hall.

GGC president says college is achieving mission of success

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Georgia Gwinnett College is reinventing public higher education -- and President Daniel Kaufman said he's got the data to prove it.

Tools in school prompt weapons charge

NORCROSS -- A Meadowcreek High School student caught with tools in his backpack this week faces felony weapons charges, officials said Thursday.

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Passion play: Wolves' Schamp reared with love of basketball

Even Griffin Schamp's baby pictures involve basketball. The senior may be about to graduate from the Wesleyan School, but his love of hoops started before he could speak. There is a photo with a basketball in the crib and another of him, barely 2, dunking on a small plastic hoop.

Hall defends state diving title

Most observers knew Wesleyan had a solid chance at having two individual state champions in the diving competition of the Class A-AAAA swimming and diving championships.

Weather delays two big prep meets

The state sectional tournaments scheduled for today and Saturday have been postponed to Monday and Tuesday due to expected snowy and icy conditions this weekend. The state swimming finals, scheduled for Saturday at Westminster, also have been pushed back to Monday and Tuesday.

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Getting to Know ... Jennifer Weaver

Jennifer Weaver has been Collins Hill's swimming and diving coach since she came to the school 11 years ago. She led the boys team to state titles in 2004 and 2005, joining Brookwood and Parkview in a string of Gwinnett dominance at the state meet.

Glavine rejoins Braves

Tom Glavine made his retirement official on Thursday when he returned to the Atlanta Braves in a loosely defined new role.

PREP ROUNDUP: Collins Hill boys open with sweep

Collins Hill's boys tennis team won its season opener 5-0 over Berkmar on Tuesday behind singles victories from Ryan Maloney, Chris Clark and Jake Inderrieden.

UGA falls to Wildcats

A'dia Mathis and Amani Franklin each scored 15 points, and No. 17 Kentucky pushed its home winning streak to 16 games with a 64-48 victory over No. 19 Georgia on Thursday night.

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East digs out from storm

Crews in Maryland worked to rescue motorists stranded on highways in snow drifts up to 8 feet and utility workers scrambled to restore power to more than 100,000 customers a day after a powerful storm disrupted the lives of some 50 million people from the southern plains up through the East Coast.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Extra UN troops, police pledged for Haiti

Sixteen countries have offered to provide the 3,500 extra troops and police officers that the United Nations requested to beef up security in Haiti and ensure aid is delivered to earthquake victims, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Thursday.

NATION IN BRIEF: Ex-President Clinton undergoes heart procedure

Former President Bill Clinton had two stents inserted in one of his heart arteries after being hospitalized with chest pains, an adviser said Thursday.

PEOPLE BRIEFS: Official: Alec Baldwin taken to hospital

A law enforcement official said Emmy award-winning actor Alec Baldwin was taken to a New York hospital after his daughter called 911 and said he'd threatened to take pills.

MUST READ: Deal reached to save Los Angeles' Century Plaza hotel

The Los Angeles hotel that hosted a welcome-home party for the Apollo 11 astronauts and other historic events will remain standing under a deal reached between the mid-century landmark's owners and preservation groups that sought to stave off the structure's demolition.

Water Authority accepts RWR budget, questions county figures

The Rockdale County Water and Sewerage Authority accepted a $27.7 million budget for Rockdale Water Resources Thursday with conditions on the county government to better explain expenses charged to the water utility.

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Ex-President Clinton undergoes heart procedure

NEW YORK -- Former President Bill Clinton had two stents inserted in one of his heart arteries after being hospitalized with chest pains, an adviser said Thursday.

McCULLOUGH: Texting ban would save lives

As you're probably aware, there is a proposal before the General Assembly to make it a crime to text while driving. One need look no farther than this county to see why this bill is a good idea:

LETTERS: Profitable businesses the lynchpin of good economy

Many people are misinformed about the way our political process works. People who understand both business and the political process won't place their futures in the hands of large corporations. Individuals are responsible for their own future, and most successful people accept this responsibility.

BRODER: Palin a populist with a pitch

The snows that obliterated Washington last week interfered with many scheduled meetings, but they did not prevent the delivery of one important political message: Take Sarah Palin seriously.

Race planners: Run Reagan, rain or shine — or snow

The Run The Reagan road race has continued to grow despite less-than-stellar weather conditions, a trend race organizer Tom Mayfield hopes will continue this year. Though he knows the weather will be far from balmy on Saturday, Mayfield refuses to check out the forecast.

Short-handed Gladiators in midst of tough stretch

DULUTH — The Gwinnett Gladiators took Thursday off, the lone rest day in the span of a week that includes fives games and 20 hours of bus travel.

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