News for Tuesday, February 16, 2010


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Shelley Allen Dunn

Shelley Allen Dunn, age 27 of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2010. She was preceded in death by her mother, Kathleen Fields Allen and brother Sean Allen ...

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Eunice Waters

Eunice “Nana” Mathis Waters, age 100 of Lawrenceville went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 3:30 PM, Thursday ...

Robert Carmical

SR. Mr. Robert Wayne Carmical, Sr., age 71 of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 15, 2010. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Thursday, February 18, 2010 at ...

Roberta Capobianco

Roberta Capobianco, age 74, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away February 13, 2010. Arrangements to be announced by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535

Albert Wilkerson

Albert V. Wilkerson age 84 of Lawrenceville passed away Monday, February 15, 2010. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, February 18, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Hugh Burnett

Hugh Dorsey Burnett age 78 of Norcross passed away Monday, February 15, 2010. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, February 18, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Gina Lott

Regina (Gina) Lott age 36 of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, February 14, 2010. Miss Lott was preceded in death by her Mother, Jennifer Sadler Lott. She is survived by ...

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ATLANTA -- Tuesday evening Class AAAAA swimming finals got off to an ominous start for the two-time defending champion Brookwood boys, who were disqualified for an early start in the 200-yard medley relay.
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Hawks savor third place; Kenney defends two titles

ATLANTA -- Mill Creek head coach Rick Creed said he doesn't watch scores.Which is how he ends up being plainly shocked when he's asked about the girls team's third-place finish at the Class AAAAA state swimming championships Tuesday at Westminster.Photo slide show inside

Prep Roundup: Hebron holds off Social Circle 62-60

DACULA -- Anthony Stewart led the Lions with 24 points and eight rebounds as Hebron took a 62-60 win over Social Circle in boys basketball on Tuesday.

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Usual suspects: Waters, Jack lead Peachtree Ridge charge

DULUTH -- Having relied on seniors Brittany Jack and Erika Waters most of the season, the Peachtree Ridge girls got another strong game from the pair in Tuesday's Region 7-AAAAA tournament opener.However, key contributions from younger players like junior Shibohan Fraser and freshman Melissa Turvy were just as important in helping the Lions survive and advance with a 54-43 win over pesky North Forsyth at Duluth's Joe Marelle Gymnasium.

REGION 7-AAAAA: 13 proves lucky for North boys

HOSCHTON -- Thirteen is considered by some to be an unlucky number, but for North Gwinnett boys head coach Len Garner, that number had him all smiles Tuesday night.After having its seven-game winning streak snapped last night at the hands of Collins Hill, North Gwinnett started another winning streak in the opening round of the Region 7-AAAAA tournament by cruising past South Forsyth 88-56 at Mill Creek High School.

REGION 8-AAAAA: Parkview tops Brookwood, faces Mustangs for state berth

NORCROSS -- It wasn't what Keenan Temple preferred, but the Parkview basketball coach will take it.He'd rather not have needed Tuesday's 78-53 play-in game victory over Brookwood to reach tonight's 8:30 quarterfinal of the Region 8-AAAAA tournament at Meadowcreek. The reason is it makes tonight's game his already-fatigued players' third in as many nights, following a 75-53 drubbing by Meadowcreek and Tuesday's resurgence against Brookwood.

Artificial turf set for park

LAWRENCEVILLE -- This fall football will be played on artificial turf at Duncan Creek Park in the Mill Creek area.

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Emergency relief: Overcrowded E-911 center gets room to breathe with new building

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Last September, when rain flooded the county, damaging hundreds of homes and leaving residents in peril, there was no way emergency coordinators could fit in the cramped 12-seat conference room dedicated for such jobs at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.

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Police: Man said 'I don't want to die'

SUWANEE -- Despite stabbing himself near his heart, Phillip Dunn told police he didn't want to die after attacking his wife in a Wal-Mart parking lot, according to a police report released Tuesday.

Small fire starts at plant

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Officials said a small fire Tuesday evening at the Dolco Packaging Co. was contained to the machine where it originated.

Police release name of man shot by cop

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Authorities have identified the man shot by a Gwinnett County police officer Monday as 31-year-old Michael Terrell McCorkle of Lawrenceville.

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'I feel like a whole different person': Local sheds more than 130 pounds

LAWRENCEVILLE -- When Nick Norys graduated and left his high school football days behind, his level of physical activity decreased dramatically, resulting in the inevitable increase in the numbers he saw whenever he stepped on a scale.

LINDER: The stimulus one year later

Anniversaries evoke a sentimental tone and encourage reflection on the path that led to the present. As our nation considers where we are today compared to last year on this anniversary of the nearly $1 trillion stimulus, I am consumed with regret, frustration and worry.

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Teen safety focus of Suwanee course

SUWANEE -- In the gamut that is young adulthood, no activity results in more teen fatalities than driving.

School board to honor Gwinnett PTA

SUWANEE -- The Gwinnett County Board of Education will be asked Thursday to adopt a proclamation honoring the Gwinnett County PTA.

Officials OK funds for new police cars

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett officials will spend $3.1 million on cars this year, mostly for police officers.

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Climber's body recovered in crater

The body of a veteran climber who fell 1,500 feet into the crater atop Mount St. Helens has been recovered after he spent more than a day in the snow, authorities said Tuesday.

MUST READ: Heat wilting Rio de Janeiro Carnival street parties

The hottest temperatures in five decades were melting Carnival revelry Tuesday after five days of dancing, drinking and smooching.

Stars push ELCA to brink in loss

LILBURN -- When the inexperienced Providence Christian girls started the season 2-12, a state tournament berth seemed out of reach.The tears shed Tuesday, though, showed how close the Stars came to completing a stunning turnaround.

Physician performs area's first angioplasty

JOHNS CREEK — Emory Johns Creek hospital is now performing emergency angioplasty, officials said.

CLINE: Real-life heroes living among us

It's a question you hope never to answer but ask yourself anyway: When faced with a life-or-death situation, how would I react?

Medical center stresses heart health

SNELLVILLE — February is National Heart Month, and officials from Emory Eastside Medical Center are urging people — especially women — to be heart smart.

THOMAS: Plagiarism of the Iraq War

Plagiarism, as defined by, is ‘‘the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work.''

NATION IN BRIEF: Obama touts nuclear loan guarantees as just a start

Obama touts nuclear loan guarantees as just a start

WORLD IN BRIEF: Marines link up in Taliban stronghold

Marines link up in Taliban stronghold

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Nicole Richie confirms engagement

Nicole Richie confirms engagement

Daytona wrecks in own pothole

In case you missed it, I'll refresh your memory. On Sunday, they ran a stock car race at Daytona Beach, the crown jewel of NASCAR racing. Those tickets are costly stuff, and 200,000 people were there, to quote the generally accepted figure.