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Hubert Thomas Nash

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1920 - 2010
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Laisha Roman

Laisha Allyiah Roman, age 4 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Sunday, February 7, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Nomer Yokeley

Nomer Bogus Yokeley, 75 years old of Duluth Ga. Born August 16, 1934 died February 7, 2010. She is survived by her husband Donald Yokeley of Duluth GA.; Children: Martha ...

Francis Sims

Rev. Francis Lavoe Sims, age 76 of Tucker, GA passed away February 7, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726 ...

Mary Williams

Mary Kathryn Bagwell Williams, age 85 of Suwanee, died February 7, 2010. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday February 11, 2010 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel ...

James Perdue

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James William Perdue, age 46 of Pendergrass, GA, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson ...

Arthur Baechtold

Arthur Theodore Baechtold, Sergeant Major, Retired US Army, age 70 of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Monday, February, 8, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Ruth ...

David Vaughn

Mr. David M. Vaughn, age 39 of Winder, GA passed away February 5, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Clayton Jenkins

Clayton Jenkins, age 42, of Lithonia, GA died February 7, 2010. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel, 770-338-5558

Franklin Ellington

Frank D. Ellington, age 74 of Auburn passed away Saturday, February 6, 2010. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Jean Moore

Jean J. Moore, age 89, of Norcross, GA, passed away February 5, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

James York

James P. York, Jr, age 80, of Buford, GA, passed away February 6, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Emmie Malcom

Emmie Belle Malcom, age 95, of Monroe, GA passed away February 7, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel 770-267-2594

Ann Foster

Ann L. Foster, age 68 of Statham, GA, passed away February 8, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Beverly Whitenack

Mrs. Beverly Bennett Whitenack, age 81 of Suwanee, GA passed away February 7, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Jimmie Jenkins

Jimmie Luther Jenkins, age 85 of Chamblee, GA passed away February 8, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Marty Wilson

Mr. Marty Wilson, age 50, of Winder, GA passed away February 5, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

Sung Cho

Sung Y. Cho, age 84, of Duluth, GA died February 5, 2010. Arrangements to be announced by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535

Flora De Lobo

Flora Mora De Lobo, age 82, of Alpharetta, GA died Saturday, February 6, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

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Iran closer to nuke capacity

VIENNA -- Iran pressed ahead Monday with plans that will increase its ability to make nuclear weapons as it formally informed the U.N. nuclear agency of its intention to enrich uranium to higher levels.

NATION IN BRIEF: Iraq war critic Rep. Murtha dies

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Rep. John Murtha, the tall, gruff-mannered former Marine who became the de facto voice of veterans on Capitol Hill and later an outspoken and influential critic of the Iraq War, died Monday. He was 77.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Terror chief urges attacks

SAN'A, Yemen -- The deputy chief of al-Qaida's offshoot in Yemen called for attacks on Saudi Arabia and U.S. interests in the region in a new audio message posted Monday on the Internet.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Cyrus auctions items for Haiti

NEW YORK -- Miley Cyrus has organized an online auction to benefit the relief effort in Haiti, and Britney Spears, Hugh Jackman, Ellen DeGeneres, Julianne Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Demi Lovato and others will donate items and experiences.

US magazine circulation falls 9 percent at newstands

NEW YORK -- Purchases of U.S. magazines at newsstands and other retail outlets fell 9 percent in the second half of 2009, a slight improvement from the 12 percent year-over-year decline in the first half of the year.

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Man, 18, charged in slaying

WINDER -- Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the stabbing death of a 50-year-old Winder man Friday morning.

Suspects injured in wreck

Two suspected jewelry thieves were seriously injured Monday after crashing their car during an attempted getaway, police said.

Bannister: Speech will be 'hopeful'

After a year of ups and downs in tough financial times, Chairman Charles Bannister said he will give a "hopeful" message in his State of the County speech Wednesday.

Stimulus money to help DA's office

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Stimulus money will pay for a full-time interpreter in the Gwinnett prosecutor's office, kiosks to assist victims and other equipment.

Quartets to deliver Singing Valentines

Does the idea of singing to your sweetheart this Valentine's Day have you imagining the worst of the worst "American Idol" rejects?

Officials: 'Crash' likely unauthorized landing

GRAYSON -- Authorities believe a report of a downed plane Monday afternoon in the area of Bay Creek Park was actually an unauthorized landing and takeoff on private land.

Duluth amends Buford Highway TAD boundaries

DULUTH -- The Duluth City Council on Monday amended boundaries of the proposed Buford Highway Corridor Tax Allocation District.

Sugar Hill adopts new rules for pawn shops, gold dealers

SUGAR HILL -- Sugar Hill just made it more difficult to commercially buy and sell stolen goods.

Snellville mayor honors students

SNELLVILLE -- Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer honored students at both Pharr Elementary and Starling Elementary schools Monday night, giving the kids kudos for their service to families in need in Snellville and surrounding communities.

Lilburn gives nod to annexation, rezoning

LILBURN -- Despite the appearance of an overflow crowd of about 100 residents, many wearing red shirts, the Lilburn City Council by a vote of 3 to 1 gave the go-ahead for a controversial annexation and rezoning on Lawrenceville Highway that will allow a retail business center.

Governor pushing bill that rewards performance

ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue is pushing legislation that would pay Georgia's teachers based on student performance, not their advanced degrees.

Ten Commandments display ignores state law

REIDSVILLE -- With the blessing of local officials, members of a Baptist church came to the Tattnall County courthouse last week with a hammer, nails and a large framed copy of the Ten Commandments they hung inside near the entrance.

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Brothers in step

If you want C.J. Blackwell and Corey Heyward to fight like brothers, ask one who is the NBA's best player.

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Harris emerges as Comets top scorer

Make no mistake, John Harris is a shooter first. Ask the South Gwinnett senior to describe his game, and it's his first option.

Meadowcreek takes on N.C. power right before region tourney

Meadowcreek boys basketball coach Billy Davis made no secret he wanted to upgrade his team's non-Region 8-AAAAA schedule to better prepare it for this year's postseason.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Johnson leads Heat in loss

Buford's Martinez Johnson had 14 points and eight rebounds this past weekend as the Gwinnett Heat adapted sports basketball team lost 30-17 to the West Georgia Wolverines.

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Plane crash kills 1

Mahlon Burson just happened to be in his yard about 5 p.m. Monday afternoon when he saw the low-flying plane. When it clipped a tree across the street from his North Clayton Street home, he knew it was in trouble.

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Rep. John Murtha, Iraq war critic, dies at 77

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Rep. John Murtha, a retired Marine Corps officer who became the first Vietnam War combat veteran elected to Congress and later an outspoken and influential critic of the Iraq War, died Monday. He was 77.

G-Braves alter times, including opening day

North Johnson just took over as Gwinnett general manager, but he has already had an impact on the G-Braves' 2010 schedule.

Stimulus money to help DA's office

LAWRENCEVILLE — Stimulus money will pay for a full-time interpreter in the Gwinnett prosecutor's office, kiosks to assist victims and other equipment.

Officials: 'Crash' likely unauthorized landing

GRAYSON — Authorities believe a report of a downed plane Monday afternoon in the area of Bay Creek Park was actually an unauthorized landing and takeoff on private land.

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