News for Tuesday, February 23, 2010


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Shawn Keys

Mr. Shawn N. Keys, age 19 of Oakwood, GA and formerly of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior ...

Dennis Mills

Dennis “Colby” Mills, age 40 of Statham, Ga passed away February 21, 2010. Mr. Mills is survived by his parents: Dennis & Glenda Mills of Loganville, GA; wife ...

Karin Rawlins

Karin Larson Rawlins, age 84 of Buford, GA, passed away Monday, February 22, 2010. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924

Bubba Keys, Iii

Mr. Bubba Keys, III., age 23 of Jonesboro, GA and formerly of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior ...

Julius Crocker

Julius Lewis Crocker, age 85 of Jefferson GA, who passed away on Monday, February 22, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Julia Parish

Ms. Julia Parish, of Crawford, GA passed away February 21, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815.

Kelley Ivy, Sr.

KELLEY Kelley Ivy, Sr., 80, of Norcross, GA, died February 22, 2010. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 25th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral ...

Mary Williams

Mary Alice Simpson Williams, age 82 of Lawrenceville passed away Monday, February 22, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, February 25, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of ...

Thelma Capps

Thelma Juanita Cox Capps, age 84 of Duluth, died February 22, 2010. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday February 25, 2010 at Providence Church with Rev. Ty Blackburn ...

Robert Mccreery

Dr. Robert Atkeson “Doc” McCreery, age 92 of Jefferson GA, who passed away on February 22, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Jackie Lunsford

147;FRED” Jackie T. (Fred) Lunsford, age 48, of Snellville, GA died on February 20, 2010 of an apparent heart attack. He is survived by his devoted wife of ...

Mary Turner

Mary Frances Turner, age 82, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Gene Turner and her daughter, Cindy ...

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CLINE: Nursing student organizes race to help nonprofit health clinic

Kelly Wiechard has done a little of this and a little of that in her professional career. She's been a reporter, owned a restaurant and worked for her husband's wholesale automotive business; she's currently back in school studying to be a nurse.

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Toyota: Recalls not a total fix

The president of Toyota's U.S. operations acknowledged to skeptical lawmakers on Tuesday that the company's recalls of millions of its cars may ''not totally'' solve the problem of sudden and dangerous acceleration.

Gwinnett gets 10 in all-star game

The high school basketball season won't end with the state tournament for 10 players from Gwinnett County. Five boys and five girls were selected for the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association's North-South Classic, which has been expanded to showcase juniors as well as seniors this year.

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NATION BRIEFS: Cheney tests show evidence of mild heart attack

Former Vice President Dick Cheney sustained a ''mild heart attack'' but is feeling better and likely to leave the hospital within a day or two, an aide said Tuesday.

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Goal oriented

It requires a pause for Judson Hamby to come up with his favorite Kim Spence goal.The Parkview girls soccer coach, after considering the question, pares it down to two. In his defense, with all the big goals the senior has scored, he has plenty to sift through. It's tough to pick just one.

Eagles' Ramos resigns

For the last seven years people have been asking Collins Hill wrestling coach Cliff Ramos when he would retire.That day came Tuesday night.Ramos announced his retirement to the Collins Hill wrestling program, ending a 34-year coaching career.

WORLD BRIEFS: Voodooists attacked at ceremony

Angry crowds in a seaside slum attacked a group of Voodoo practitioners Tuesday, pelting them with rocks and halting a ceremony meant to honor victims of last month's deadly earthquake.

PEOPLE BRIEFS: Bristol Palin to guest star on TV show

Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol will make her acting debut on the ABC Family drama series, ''The Secret Life of the American Teenager.''

Prep roundup: Adams hits, pitches South to win

NORCROSS -- South Gwinnett won its baseball season opener Tuesday night with a 15-3 win in six innings over Greater Atlanta Christian.Adam Doss led South (1-0) by going 3-for-3 with four runs and two RBIs. Mack Adams had two hits with three RBIs and two runs while Taylor McCauley was 2-for-4. Kent Rollins (three RBIs) and Ryan Patterson (1-for-3) also helped while Adams pitched three innings with three strikeouts and no earned runs for the win.

MUST READ: New species of dinosaur found in eastern Utah rock

Fossils of a previously undiscovered species of dinosaur have been found in slabs of Utah sandstone that were so hard that explosives had to be used to free some of the remains, scientists said Tuesday.

Hawks roll on

In just six seasons, Mill Creek has quickly risen to be one of the premier girls basketball programs in the state.The Hawks have consistently posted 20-win seasons, claimed region titles and made a Final Four appearance. However, head coach Ashley Phillips wasn't sure if that success would continue this year.

Curran ready to prove doubters wrong at NFL combine

DULUTH -- Rennie Curran has heard the knock on him. He's too short to play linebacker in the NFL.At 5-foot, 101/2 inches and 235 pounds, the former Brookwood and Georgia standout has heard what the naysayers think about his size. It's something he can't control, but he's hoping to prove them wrong next week.

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Angling club gives injured soldier first fishing trip in 3 years

CUMMING -- Tuesday morning's trip to Lake Lanier was the first time in a couple of years Sloan Pearman had been fishing.

Berkmar closes cafeteria

LILBURN -- Because of several food fights in the cafeteria, Berkmar High School students are eating lunch in their classrooms this week.

Blood lab expands to Norcross

NORCROSS -- QualTex Laboratories, a Texas-based independent blood testing lab, is expanding operations to Norcross, officials announced Tuesday.

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Hospital celebrates 25th year in Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE -- After turning 25 in December, Gwinnett Medical Center officially celebrated the anniversary of its Lawrenceville campus Tuesday.

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Residents rally for health care reform

LAWRENCEVILLE -- As Rosa Ingram walked away from a health care rally Tuesday in front of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, she wondered if the reform, a major debate in the country, would work.

Police: Hunt for wild driver ongoing

NORCROSS -- A manhunt continues for a Lawrenceville driver accused of running over a Gwinnett police officer's foot during a traffic stop and forcing cars off roadways during a subsequent chase.

Duluth OKs rezoning for closed fire station

DULUTH -- The Duluth City Council on Monday approved a modified rezoning for the former Gwinnett County Fire Station No. 7 property that allows a landscaping company to operate on the site.

Southeast sees rise in illegal immigrants

ATLANTA -- When the Olympic Games came to Atlanta in 1996, a building boom transformed the landscape of downtown and brought with it an influx of Latino immigrants -- both legal and illegal.

Pawn shop draws anger from residents

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A second pawn shop at the entrance to Cruse Road neighborhoods isn't exactly how homeowners would like to see their community.

House fire sends man to hospital

BUFORD -- A man was rushed to the hospital Tuesday evening after suffering severe smoke inhalation when his house caught fire, officials said.

Two killed when car catches fire

LAWRENCEVILLE, -- Two people have been killed in Gwinnett County when their car ran off Interstate 985 and burst into flames in a wooded area.

Barrow OKs E-911 upgrades

WINDER -- Barrow County took another stride in enhancing its emergency response services Tuesday night, as its county commission approved approximately $123,000 for hardware and software upgrade of its $1.5 million E-911 facility expected to come on line in May.

Suwanee police obtain state recertification

SUWANEE -- The Suwanee police department has earned state recertification, an honor earned by the hard work and team effort of city staff and officers.

GMC Foundation to recognize donors

LAWRENCEVILLE -- On Saturday, the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation will host its second annual Cornerstone Society Gala, honoring those who annually donate more than $1,000.

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Blood lab to open in Georgia

ATLANTA -- A Texas-based blood testing lab is expanding to Gwinnett County. QualTex Laboratories will invest nearly $12 million over five years and create 125 high-skill jobs with a new facility in Norcross.

Gwinnett fifth-healthiest Ga. county

LAWRENCEVILLE — According to a report released by the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Gwinnett County is the fifth-healthiest county in Georgia.

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Eagles' Ramos resigns

For the last seven years people have been asking Collins Hill wrestling coach Cliff Ramos when he would retire.