News for Thursday, February 25, 2010


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Jeff Roebuck

Mr. Jeff Roebuck, age 48 of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

John Brindle

John Martin Brindle, age 67 of Loganville, passed away February 24, 2010. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 3:00 PM in the Loganville Chapel of Tim ...

James Sabourin

James R. “Jim” Sabourin, age 66, of Duluth, GA, passed away February 25, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Ralph Dillon

A memorial is being held Saturday February 27th from noon until 3pm in memory of Ralph Dillon. All who knew and loved him are welcome to attend ...

Jean Morrison

Jean A. Morrison, age 76 of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815.

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Killer whale won't be isolated

Trainers will continue working with a killer whale that grabbed one of their colleagues and dragged her underwater, killing her, but SeaWorld said Thursday it is reviewing its procedures after the attack.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Snow blankets Northeast

A slow-moving winter storm bringing snow again in the Northeast is also dumping a lot of rain in parts of northern New England and threatening to cause flooding.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Models pay tribute to McQueen

LONDON -- British media reports said supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell have joined Alexander McQueen's family in London to pay tribute to the late fashion designer.

Age hasn't slowed 80-year-old California burglar

LOS ANGELES -- Doris Thompson hasn't let age slow her down. At 80, she's still ransacking and burglarizing medical offices.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Douglas' son denied bail in NY meth case

NEW YORK -- Michael Douglas' troubled son Cameron was denied bail and a chance for outpatient addiction treatment Thursday as he awaits sentencing in a federal drug-dealing case.

Gainesville man charged in fatal crash

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Police have charged an 18-year-old Gainesville man in connection with the fiery car crash that killed two men Sunday morning.

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Agencies work together to locate noncompliant sex offenders

LAWRENCEVILLE -- In a coordinated, countywide sweep, more than 100 law enforcement officers went knocking on doors Thursday evening looking for noncompliant sex offenders.
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Cops: Thief posed as Guardsman

Gwinnett police are looking for a pair of violent robbers who reportedly used an unorthodox method of entry into a Duluth music producer's home: Dressing as a National Guardsman and pretending to recruit.

Public invited to send troops their thanks

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Hailey Stafford and Katie Manis have each written at least a dozen letters to U.S. soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.

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More than 1,000 job seekers pack career fair

LAWRENCEVILLE -- More than 1,000 people lined up Thursday for the first Crossroads Career Network job fair at First United Methodist Church Lawrenceville.

Wife and husband running for state's top jobs

Georgia now has a married couple running for the state's two highest offices, as the wife of gubernatorial candidate DuBose Porter announced Thursday she is planning her own campaign for lieutenant governor.

PREP ROUNDUP: Hebron's Hillyer homers twice in Lions' victory

CONYERS -- Jordan Hillyer went 4-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs to help the Lions defeat Rockdale County 17-1 on Thursday.

Attendees give mixed reviews to local issues

With some people frustrated by recent decisions over a baseball stadium and taxes, Thursday's final Engage Gwinnett public hearing got its biggest crowd.

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Gwinnett's 7-AAAAA teams face stout 6-AAAAA in first round

None of the four representatives from Region 7-AAAAA -- not even top-ranked Norcross -- will be spared a stern challenge when the tournament opens up tonight, thanks to being matched up with Region 6-AAAAA, which has been just as loaded this season.

18-year-old charged in holiday crime spree

Police have charged a Norcross teen in a burglary spree at six Gwinnett homes around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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School holds annual black history program

Grayson High School students brought black history to life this week.

Transfers Q&A with Emery and Hunter

Sports editor Will Hammock sat down recently with two men who have a substantial impact on Gwinnett high school sports, Mike Emery and Dave Hunter, to discuss a number of topics. Among them was the issue of transfers hurting high school athletics, particularly basketball.

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Getting to Know ... Luke Rapley

In this latest installment of "Getting to know...," Luke Rapley talks with staff writer Brandon Brigman about keeping the team's stats on a Palmpilot, his wife Nyree keeping the official scorebook and growing up on a farm.

Braves' Glaus enjoying good health with new position

Troy Glaus, a third baseman most of his 11-year career, is launching a new phase of his career as a full-time first baseman. He has played only six games in his career at his new position but was signed by the Braves to replace Adam LaRoche.

STATE IN BRIEF: Slain football player honored at memorial

Slain football player honored at memorial

Gwinnett's 7-AAAAA teams face stout 6-AAAAA in first round

It happens seemingly every year in the state high school basketball tournament, especially in Class AAAAA.

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McCULLOUGH: I'm going to miss Doc

I've had a few regrets in my life. One of them is that I never got to meet Doc in person.