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Karin Rawlins

Karin Rowe Larson “P-Mom” Rawlins, born April 10, 1925, was the daughter of Dr. Bertil T. and Inez Rowe Larson and the sister of Bertil F. Larson ...

Travis Lutrell

Travis Lutrell, age 77, of Snellville, GA, passed away February 20, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

Herman Suggs

Herman Suggs, age 81 of Loganville, GA. passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2010. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Goldfinch ...

Steve Franklin

Mr. Steve A. Franklin, beloved son and brother, age 26, of Duluth, GA passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2010. He is survived by: parents, Terry Franklin, Loganville, GA and ...

Mary Turner

Mary Frances Turner, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away February 23, 2010. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Sherman Pruett

Mr. Sherman C. Pruett, age 69 of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Jeff Roebuck

Mr. Jeff Roebuck, age 48, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. He is survived by: daughters, Amanda Frazier, Dahlonega, GA and Jessica Roebuck, Dahlonega, GA; the ...

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Toyota CEO: 'I'm deeply sorry'

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda apologized on Wednesday to Congress -- and millions of American Toyota owners -- for safety lapses that led to deaths and widespread recalls for accelerator and braking failures. But he disputed claims by some safety experts that the cars' electronic throttles might be at fault.

MUST READ: Plan to fire all its teachers roils poor R.I. city

The blue-and-white banner exclaiming ''anticipation'' on the front of Central Falls High School seems like a cruel joke for an institution so chronically troubled that its leaders decided to fire every teacher by year's end.

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Grimes continues rapid development for Hawks

It seems like yesterday to Mill Creek baseball coach Doug Jones that a gangly eighth-grade pitcher named Matthew Grimes caught his eye. And it didn't take long for the right-hander to work his way into the Hawks' starting rotation.

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Shiloh, Berkmar rise from ashes to make state

There is no specific timeframe or well-worn path to follow. Some teams need a season, others two. Some simply reload with new talent and keep winning. Turnarounds don't happen overnight, but they can turn in an instant.

Stars' trek: Long road and quick climb

The road to the region title says it all. In winning the school's first boys basketball region championship in eight seasons, Providence Christian faced two teams it lost to earlier in the season and a third it beat twice.

HAMMOCK: Ramos good for wrestling

I never thought I had too much in common with wrestling referees. I haven't worn the striped jersey and I haven't donned wristbands since I played soccer in 1982.

Crash may have been result of racing

Gwinnett investigators believe the crash that killed two Flowery Branch men early Sunday morning may have been the result of racing.

BOC approves land for office zoning

In looking at a zoning map, James Bowman Sr.'s homestead is in the middle of a residential community.

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Barrow BOE chooses replacement for district's retiring superintendent

The Barrow County Board of Education has selected a replacement for the school district's retiring superintendent.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Esmonde gets win for UGA

The Georgia baseball team broke a 3-3 tie with an eight-run outburst in the seventh inning of its Foley Field opener Wednesday against Presbyterian to cruise to an 11-3 victory.

PREP ROUNDUP: Walsh walk-off leads Lions to win

Jared Walsh's walk-off two-run double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh lifted Peachtree Ridge to a season-opening win over Central Gwinnett on Wednesday.

Light shed on year-old slaying

It was a conspiracy to rob rival drug dealers that went drastically wrong. Or was it?

Smith, Hawks top Timberwolves

With some of his teammates struggling, Josh Smith made sure it didn't cost the Atlanta Hawks a game.

Moore drops 38 on Syracuse

Collins Hill grad Maya Moore had a season-high 38 points and a career-high 20 rebounds to help top-ranked Connecticut beat Syracuse 87-66 on Wednesday night for its 67th straight victory.

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Shaping up: Francoeur, Gustafson prep for season with a football feel

Tim Gustafson wishes he had one game as a college football player. A two-sport standout in football and baseball at Parkview in the early 2000s, Gustafson chose the baseball route.

Officials: Dog on rebound

Rocky, as his name might imply, is a fighter.

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Duluth clerk honored as state's best

Teresa Lynn's work maintaining Duluth's records, processing taxes and running elections is often overlooked as part of a well-functioning city.

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High school gets machines that serve balanced meals

Phoenix High School student Ebonee Holmes is excited that she no longer has to leave campus to buy lunch.

Police searching for suspects involved in check washing scheme

NORCROSS -- Authorities are hoping to catch up with several suspects they said used a check washing scheme to bilk a Norcross business out of thousands.

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Gwinnett resident plays role in 'Crazies' remake

Justin Miles doesn't know how the film "The Crazies" will end.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Crazies' taps into America's fear of infection

Breck Eisner's insane-in-the-membrane update of the George A. Romero cult horror movie "The Crazies" opens with a brief shot of fire, devastation and small-town apocalypse, followed by a title card that takes us back to the same Iowa farm community two days earlier.

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THE DISH: 45 South Cafe

45 South Cafe is Norcross resident Keith Shewbert's first restaurant-type venture.

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LOCAL EVENT: Hudgens Center invites families for creative day

When winter weather snowed out the Hudgens Center's Family Day earlier this month, the event wasn't canceled, just postponed.

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VENUE PROFILE: Ziggy's offers local live music

If the sounds of live music were visible, a cloud of notes painted in deep reds, oranges and golds would hover around the entrance to Ziggy's Jazz and Blues.

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OUT IN THE CROWD: Bluegrass band to play Music Barn in Suwanee

Tim Shelton says he got into music late in life.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Not even Kevin Smith can save 'Cop Out'

You've got to take your hat off to Kevin Smith; he held out a lot longer than anyone ever expected.

MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST (2/26)

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark.

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Recently reviewed films now playing in theaters.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: The Damned United Blu-ray (R)

Ugly, angry and in your face in all the right ways, "The Damned United" is the perfect antidote to the typical saccharine-laden sports drama.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Polanski casts well in 'Ghost Writer'

If Roman Polanski has great insights on the notion of exile, he did not put them onscreen in "The Ghost Writer."

ART BEAT: Collaboration between orchestra, local singers wins Grammy

The Gwinnett Young Singers are enjoying their 20th anniversary season, and how better to celebrate than by winning a Grammy Award?

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Many plants prefer to be in shady locations

Excessive amounts of shade can be a challenge for growing plants in the home landscape. Just as moisture, temperature and soil conditions are often limiting factors in plant growth, the amount of sunlight a site receives is also a factor.

Gwinnett resident plays role in 'Crazies' remake

Justin Miles doesn't know how the film "The Crazies" will end.

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POLITICAL: NOTEBOOK: GOP prepares for election season with new office

For members of the GOP pained by the outcome of the 2008 election and hoping to build on recent momentum, 2010 is a big election year.

VENUE PROFILE: Ziggy's offers local live music

If the sounds of live music were visible, a cloud of notes painted in deep reds, oranges and golds would hover around the entrance to Ziggy's Jazz and Blues.

FILM FANS: 'Shutter Island' is slow, but end is worth it

EDITOR'S NOTE — Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "Shutter Island." Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: LaBelle: Some 'Idol' judges aren't qualified

LaBelle: Some ‘Idol' judges aren't qualified

Gwinnett Gab: Gwinnett Ducks Unlimited chapter honored nationally

Gwinnett Ducks Unlimited chapter honored nationally

PARKER: Sen. Brown the latest prize in big game political hunt

WASHINGTON — The RINO hunt is back on and the coveted trophy is Scott Brown.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Cuban president regrets jailed dissident's death

Cuban president regrets jailed dissident's death

NATION IN BRIEF: Trainer killed by whale was SeaWorld vet

Trainer killed by whale was SeaWorld vet

Duluth clerk honored as state's best

DULUTH — Teresa Lynn's work maintaining Duluth's records, processing taxes and running elections is often overlooked as part of a well-functioning city.

THOMAS: Second coming of GOP mere months away

When Republicans regain a majority in the House and Senate — either this fall, as seems increasingly likely, or in the election following — they must learn from their previous mistakes when they last held power. In addition to focusing on overturning whatever health insurance ‘‘reform'' proposal this Congress eventually passes (by a veto override, or a lawsuit challenging the measure's constitutionality), a Republican congressional majority must help large numbers of the public unlearn the factual errors they have been taught to accept.

Gladiators fall to Wings in overtime

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Newly reassigned rookie forward Mike Forney got the Gwinnett Gladiators off on the right foot in an early game Wednesday with a short-handed goal in the final minute of the first period.

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BISHER: Even after Woods' carefully worded mea culpa, mystery remains

In case it may have escaped your attention during the telecast last week, if you had looked closely you would have noticed that Tiger Woods was wearing no wedding ring. Symbolic, you might conclude, that he was a man living a lie.

Barrow BOE chooses replacement for district's retiring superintendent

WINDER — The Barrow County Board of Education has selected a replacement for the school district's retiring superintendent.

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