News for Monday, February 15, 2010

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James Smith

Rev. James Merrill Smith, age 83, of Norcross, GA died February 13, 2010. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at 2:00 pm at Crowell Brothers Peachtree ...

Ruth Mcbride

Mrs. Ruth H. McBride, 87, of Clarkston, GA died Saturday, February 13, 2010. She was a long-time member of University Heights Methodist Church. Mrs. McBride was preceded in death ...

George Baker

George Baker, age 49 of Hoschton, GA passed away Sunday, February 14, 2010. Funeral Arrangements will be announced later by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924 www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Regina Lott

Regina (Gina) Lott, age 35, of Buford, GA passed away February 14, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Martha Paulk

Martha Frances Paulk, age 101 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Monday, February 15, 2010. Funeral Arrangements will be announced later by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924 www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Jeff Fontaine

Mr. Jeff E. Fontaine of Atlanta, GA passed away Saturday, February 13, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be annouced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Phillip Tucker

Phillip Paul Tucker, age 52, of Auburn, GA died February 12, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Donald Humphrey

Mr. Donald N. Humphrey, age 71, of Carnesville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2010. He was preceded in death by: wife, Shirley Wheeler ...

Jim Gimnich

Mr. Jim Gimnich of Snellville, GA passed away February 10, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be annouced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Shelley Dunn

Shelley Dunn of Buford, GA passed away on February 14, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Freddie Phillips

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Freddie Ralph Phillips, age 78 of Jefferson GA, who passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of ...

Raymond Williams

Raymond Williams, age 87, of Snellville, GA passed away February 14, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Christine Minor Williams, sons & daughters-in-law John ...

Edna Phillips

Edna (Janice) Phillips, age 67, of Doraville, GA, passed away February 14, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

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Officer wounds suspect in shootout

NORCROSS -- A man shot by a Gwinnett County police officer Monday is in critical condition but is expected to survive, authorities said.

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Kidsignments Sale offers big savings for parents

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Clothes hampers and baskets and tall, sturdy trash cans were dragged around by volunteers shopping the Kidsignments Sale on Monday afternoon.

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Woman dies after fight in parking lot

SUWANEE -- A domestic clash escalated to a fatal stabbing Sunday in a crowded Wal-Mart parking lot in Suwanee -- a killing and attempted suicide the married couple's children likely bore witness to, police said.

Comets back to winning

LOGANVILLE -- South Gwinnett's boys came into Monday night's regular season finale at Grayson with the No. 3 seed in the Region 8-AAAAA tournament secure.But the Comets were still in need of something positive having lost three straight and five of their last eight.

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Man gets life after admitting to four murders

JEFFERSON -- An Auburn man accused of killing his children and two others in 2006 has admitted to the slayings to avoid a potential execution, authorities said Monday.

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Scoring Saah

SUWANEE -- Saah Nimley gets the treatment every time he steps on the basketball court.The Collins Hill guard not only gets a multitude of defenses thrown at him by opposing coaches, he also is showered with constant taunts from opposing fans who make him their No. 1 target. On Monday night, the North Gwinnett fans brought a children's basketball goal with the sign "Saah's Goal" on it, a knock on the 5-foot-8 junior's stature.

Suwanee man honored by State Defense Force

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Bill Weeks takes his job as a citizen soldier seriously.That's why the private first class was named the Brigade Soldier of the Year for 2009 by the battalion commander of the Georgia State Defense Force.

Engage Gwinnett set to take comments on services

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Residents will have their chance to speak out on proposed service adjustments and budget cuts to Gwinnett County government.

Obama to visit Savannah

SAVANNAH -- The White House said President Barack Obama will visit Savannah on March 2 as part of his ''White House to Main Street'' tour.

Dream House launches eLearning curriculum

SNELLVILLE -- Dream House for Medically Fragile Children has launched an eLearning curriculum to help nonmedical professionals learn more about caring for children with complex health issues.

Grayson extends sign moratorium

GRAYSON -- The Grayson City Council granted a temporary extension Monday night to the sign moratorium enacted in December.

Program raises funds for Haitians

LAWRENCEVILLE -- An organization known for its community outreach efforts and taking care of its own recently focused its efforts to help provide relief to victims of Haiti's devastating earthquake.

Man charged in teacher's death

STOCKBRIDGE -- Police said a 35-year-old Snellville man was being held at the Henry County jail on a murder charge in the death of his girlfriend, a second-grade teacher.

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Prof's background questioned

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Grieving relatives of three professors gunned down at a university faculty meeting questioned why their accused colleague was hired despite a dispute with a former boss who received a pipe bomb and the shooting death of her brother.

First grandmother adjusting well to life in White House

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's mother-in-law lived her entire life in Chicago, so it was only natural that her move to the White House came with some resistance. Try it for three months, her son-in-law says the family suggested.

NATION IN BRIEF: Sen. Evan Bayh won't run again

INDIANAPOLIS -- Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh said he will not run for a third term in Congress.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Kevin Smith kicked off flight for being 'fat'

LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Smith says he's ''way fat,'' but that shouldn't stop him from flying.

Prep roundup: Mustang boys earn top seed in Region 8-AAAAA

NORCROSS -- Lavon Hooks had a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds Monday as Meadowcreek beat Parkview 75-53 in its regular season finale.Terrance Glass also scored 16 points as Meadowcreek's boys basketball team improved to 21-4 overall and 15-1 in the region.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Clinton says Iran is becoming dictatorship

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday Iran is sliding into a military dictatorship, a new assessment suggesting a rockier road ahead for U.S.-led efforts to stop Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Wells leaving Eagles

Billy Wells and Kerensa Wing, longtime colleagues at Collins Hill, will continue working together -- at a new place.Wells informed his Collins Hill football players Monday morning that he had resigned as their coach, the final hurdle in Wells being named the new head football coach and athletic and activities director at Lanier, which is set to open in August.He will work with Wing, the new high school's first principal.

Man charged in Georgia teacher's death

STOCKBRIDGE -- Police say a 35-year-old Snellville man is being held at the Henry County jail on a murder charge in the death of his girlfriend, a second-grade teacher.

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'Valentine's Day' courts $52.4M opening weekend

LOS ANGELES -- The star-studded romance "Valentine's Day" wooed audiences with a $52.4 million opening weekend, easily grabbing the No. 1 spot over the holiday that shares its name, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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McMurray holds off Earnhardt to win Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Anyone who managed to stick with the Daytona 500 through more than two hours of delays because of a pesky pothole were rewarded with a fantastic finish: Jamie McMurray held off hard-charging Dale Earnhardt Jr., then broke down in tears in Victory Lane. Results inside story

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All-Star game in Texas draws record crowd

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Not only bigger in Texas. The biggest. The NBA All-Star game at Cowboys Stadium set a record for the most-attended basketball game ever with a crowd of 108,713 people filling the stadium Sunday night.

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