News for Monday, February 22, 2010

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Samuel Hamilton, Iii

Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Samuel (Sam) Davis Hamilton, III, age 54 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2010 in Keystone, Colorado. While on a ...

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James Gates

James Brien Gates, age 64, died February 20, 2010 at his home after a long and valiant battle against Multiple Myeloma. Jim was born on August 26th, 1945 in Woodstock ...

Joseph S. Bost, Sr.

JOSEPH Joseph S. Bost, Sr. age 84 of Lawrenceville, Ga. passed away Monday February 22, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife Isabell, daughter, Laurie Westbrook and brother ...

James Cochran

James Michael Cochran, age 68 of Dacula, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924 www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Freddie Garrett

Freddie Jean Garrett, age 84 of Grayson, GA passed away February 21, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Robert Lang

Robert William Lang passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 19, 2010 surrounded by the love of his family and friends. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and ...

Robert Moore

147;GLENN” Robert “Glenn” Moore age 72 of Lawrenceville, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010. He is preceded in death by his daughter Melodie Wilson. Glenn is ...

Scarlette Whittaker

Ms. Scarlette Hilda Whittaker, age 72 of Loganville, GA passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Hazel Moore

Hazel Love Moore, age 104, of Loganville, GA, died February 21, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com

John Willingham

Ret. CW4 John M. “Doc” Willingham, age 63 of Winder, GA passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan ...

Robin Otunyi

Robin Deviett Otunyi, age 44 of Dacula, GA passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Patricia Coward

Patricia B. Coward, age 71 of Auburn, GA, passed away February 21, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Leo Comeau

Leo Thaddeus Comeau, age 89 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924 www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Leonon Ruenes

Leonon Ruenes, age 102, of Dacula, GA died February 22, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Cleon Fobes

Cleon Lewis Fobes, age 78 of Alpharetta, GA passed away Friday, February 19, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Allen Lawrence

Allen Thomas Lawrence, age 92 of Dacula, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924 www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Ralph Ruggiero

Ralph Ruggiero, age 71, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Max Reed

Max P. Reed, age 94, of Lilburn, GA, died February 21, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

Willis Sceviour

Willis Robert Sceviour, Jr., age 80, of Palm City, FL, died Monday, February 22, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

Stonewall Davis

Stonewall Davis, age 90 of Loganville, GA passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Barbara Cochran

Barbara Gale Landress Cochran, age 52 of Nicholson passed away, Sunday, February 21, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 24, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of ...

Michael Dodd

Michael Larry Dodd, Sr., age 64, of Gainesville, GA passed away February 11, 2010. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Justin E. John

Justin E. John, age 22, of Monroe, GA died February 19, 2010. He is survived by: Parents – Stephen and Jane John, Brother – Andrew John, Sister – Megan John ...

Mary Griffeth

Mary Ann Griffeth, age 71 of Winder, GA, passed away February 21, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Queen Tarzia

Queen E. Tarzia, age 90, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Kenneth Kirby

Kenneth Kirby, age 65 of Dawsonville, GA passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Sophia Pia

Sophia Rose Pia, age 98 of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, February 19, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

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Addition of Jeremiah makes Lions tough team

Circumstances led Mary Jeremiah into public school for the first time in nine years at Peachtree Ridge, prodding from longtime friends convinced her to give it a try for the first time this spring.

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Wolves' Andrews commits to UGA

Wesleyan offensive lineman David Andrews accepted his dream offer from Georgia football program and committed to the Bulldogs on Monday.

Nelson has career game for GAC

Kristina Nelson posted career highs of 28 points and 12 rebounds as the Spartans held off the Wolves 55-50 to claim the title and the region's top state tournament seed Monday night at the Long Forum.

Spartans crush Bulldogs for title

The Spartans dominated from the start and crushed No. 6-ranked Decatur 63-34 on Monday night at the Long Forum, stretching their winning streak to 17 and improving to 27-1 heading into the state tournament.

McCann excited to shed glasses

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Brian McCann was the Braves' best power hitter in 2009, even when his vision problems were so severe he sometimes saw more than one ball coming from the pitcher. The four-time All-Star catcher says he can't wait to see how much better he can be now that laser surgery has restored his vision.

PREP ROUNDUP: Loula leads North past Flowery Branch

SUWANEE -- Mackenzie Loula scored two goals to lead North Gwinnett to a 6-0 win over Flowery Branch on Monday in the Mall of Georgia Chrysler Dodge Jeep tournament.

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Miracle at sea: Local man helps save two in Costa Rica

Other than a handful of expeditions to Lake Lanier and a neighborhood swim team, John David Sinclair's childhood in Gwinnett County never pointed toward a life at sea.

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Fish and Wildlife director dies at 54

Less than six months after reaching his dream -- thanks to an appointment by the president and confirmation by the Senate -- Lawrenceville man Sam Hamilton died Saturday. He was 54.

State Teacher of the Year finalists: Local teachers get nods

A Gwinnett County science teacher and a Barrow County special education teacher are among the 10 finalists for 2011 Georgia Teacher of the Year.

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Police: Man connected to multiple thefts

Police believe an Atlanta man accused of robbing a Mall of Georgia jewelry store on Feb. 8 is responsible for at least four other area capers.

5 booked in meth bust

BUFORD -- Gwinnett police arrested five men at home on a Buford cul-de-sac Saturday for their roles in an alleged methamphetamine ring.

Man accused of trafficking

NORCROSS -- A Scottsdale man found himself in the hands of Gwinnett authorities after police said they caught him selling drugs out of a Norcross hotel recently.

Brothers killed in fiery crash

BUFORD -- Police on Monday identified two Flowery Branch brothers killed in a fiery vehicle crash early Sunday morning.

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Alexander Haig remembered as soldier-statesman

WASHINGTON -- Soldier and statesman, Alexander Haig never lived down his televised response to the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. Haig died Saturday at age 85 having held high posts in three Republican administrations and some of the U.S. military's top jobs. Guestbook inside story

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In rare night landing, space shuttle back on Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Endeavour and its six astronauts closed out the last major construction mission at the International Space Station with a smooth landing in darkness that struck many as bittersweet.

Wolves' Andrews commits to UGA

David Andrews was on the way to visit Duke last Thursday when he got a text message from Franklin Pridgen, his football coach at Wesleyan.

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