News for Tuesday, February 9, 2010


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Chase Jones

Chase Jones, 21 years old, of Johns Creek, GA our beloved son, brother, and grandson, passed on Monday, February 8, 2010. Chase was God's Chosen, and now at last he ...

Russell Stevens

Russell Stevens, age 78 of Norcross, died February 8, 2010. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday February 11 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel with the Rev ...

Marlene Shetter

Marlene Shetter, age 72, of Covington, GA, died February 8, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544

Barney Johnson

Barney Leon Johnson, 89, of Woodstock, GA, formerly of Montgomery, AL, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 06, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Nelda ...

John Cudney

John Lloyd Cudney, of Loganville, GA, age 62, died on February 8, 2010. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013 770-922-8182

Billy Elder

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Billy Nathaniel Elder, age 81 of Jefferson GA, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson ...

Ethel Sheley

Ethel Sheley, age 90, of Monroe, GA, died February 8, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544

Paul Stoms

Mr. Paul Stoms, age 61 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away February 9, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133 ...

Paula Camp

Mrs. Paula Bagwell Camp, age 73 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away February 8, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Mike Boyd

Mike Boyd, age 42 of Monroe, GA passed away February 7, 2010. Arrangements by Meadows Funeral Home, 770-267-9406

Carolyn Grindle

Carolyn Mullinax Grindle, age 86 of Buford, GA died Sunday, February 7, 2010. A Graveside service will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM at White Chapel Memorial ...

Barrow votes on raises, zonings

WINDER -- The Barrow County Commission made several non-controversial decisions at its semi-monthly meeting Tuesday night.

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Pretty in pink: Gladiators gear up for annual charity event

The ice is blushing, the special jerseys have arrived and the Gwinnett Gladiators are ready for their annual Pink in the Rink weekend.

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Better birds: Collins Hill survives late Hawks charge

HOSCHTON -- Collins Hill's hot shooting from the perimeter got the Eagles a big early lead in Tuesday's key Region 7-AAAAA battle with Mill Creek.The same hot perimeter shooting nearly brought the host Hawks all the way back.But Collins Hill had enough of a cushion and made just enough plays to hold off Mill Creek's furious fourth-quarter comeback to post a 70-65 road win, and solidify its hold on third place in the region.

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Cops find $1 billion in forgeries

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Jail records show Lloyd Clifford Norris was arrested in 1993 for writing a bad check. His bond was $240.

Williams rises for Central

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Neither Brian Williams nor the No.10-ranked Central Gwinnett boys were having the kind of senior night they had anticipated."We were letting our fans down and I was letting my teammates down," Williams said.

Leddon follows grandfather's legacy

Stories of past greatness are prone to hyperbole, though Duluth senior Paul Leddon knows that isn't an issue when he hears stories about his late grandfather.The history of Ralph R. Wright is not only well-documented, it's legendary. No exaggeration necessary.

PREP ROUNDUP: Berkmar boys edge South 60-59

SNELLVILLE -- Berkmar's Jordan Murry hit a free throw with one second left to play Tuesday as the Patriots clipped South Gwinnett 60-59 in Region 8-AAAAA.

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Two shot dead outside theater

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Two people died Tuesday evening of gunshot wounds in a possible murder-suicide outside of a movie theater in Lawrenceville, police said.

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Son unable to save dad from fiery plane crash

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Four men involved in a fatal plane crash this week were Lawrenceville residents who'd come together at the last minute for a quick flight around the county, according to a police report released Tuesday.

Duluth's Nessler gets Furman Bisher Award

Duluth's Nessler gets Furman Bisher Award

State honors GCPS for work with disabled students

SUWANEE -- Gwinnett County Public Schools was recently recognized by the state for increasing the number of students with disabilities who graduate with a regular education diploma.

Foul play suspected in man's death

DULUTH -- Officers conducting a welfare check discovered a dead man inside an Arbor Drive apartment Tuesday evening.

Red Cross needs donors

ATLANTA -- The American Red Cross said the record-breaking snowstorm in the Northeast has created an urgent need for platelets.

Convicted debutante killer appeals

ATLANTA -- Attorneys for a man convicted of driving the getaway car in a debutante's slaying contended Tuesday he was the victim of overzealous Savannah prosecutors who blocked him from presenting an alibi in a case that rattled the coastal city.

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Grayson program offers students innovative classes

On Tuesday afternoon, students worked on producing radio commercials, recording voice-overs and creating sound effects for the spots. In a laboratory down the hall, students tested fecal matter for parasites. Just a typical day in the Grayson Technical Education Program Building.
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Teen shot in leg, hospitalized

Police said a Lawrenceville teen was shot in the leg during a possible drug deal gone awry Monday night. The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. at the 17-year-old victim's Adams Landing Court residence off New Hope Road, police said. The male victim was hospitalized with injuries that aren't life-threatening, said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli.

Funding for emergency food, shelter increased

Gwinnett County has seen a small increase in funding for its Emergency Food and Shelter Program over the previous allocation. The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program has awarded $519,300 in funding to supplement the work of social service organizations helping residents in need of emergency assistance.

CLINE: A lasting tribute for a great role model

It seemed like he was always at the park, umpiring, watching or talking baseball. If you wanted to find Tom Hutton, your best bet was to check behind home plate.

SPORTS IN BRIEF: Duluth soccer players honored with ceremony

Duluth soccer players Kevin Rodriguez and Joey Constantine will be honored with a signing ceremony Thursday at 2:15 p.m. in the high school's theater. Rodriguez will play college soccer at Clayton State while Constantine will sign with Shorter.

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Workers 'exhausted' at Conn. plant

Some workers building a Connecticut power plant shattered by a gas explosion had been spending more than 80 hours a week there before the blast killed five Sunday, The Associated Press has learned. One employee said workers smelled gas less than an hour beforehand and were told to open doors wider for air.

MUST READ: Dubai tower shuts down after visitors stuck in elevator

Visitors on the observation deck of the world's tallest tower heard a loud boom, then saw dust that looked like smoke seeping through a crack in an elevator door 124 floors above the ground. The 15 people inside were trapped for 45 frightening minutes until rescuers managed to pry open the doors.

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Toyota recalls 437,000 Priuses, hybrids globally

TOKYO -- Toyota is recalling 437,000 Prius and other hybrid vehicles worldwide to fix brake problems -- the latest embarrassing safety lapse at the world's largest automaker.

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'Dear John' delivers No. 1 debut with $30.5M

LOS ANGELES -- The romantic drama "Dear John" has knocked the sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar" off its No. 1 box-office perch. "Dear John" debuted with $30.5 million, nudging "Avatar" to second-place with $22.9 million.

Better birds

HOSCHTON — Collins Hill's hot shooting from the perimeter got the Eagles a big early lead in Tuesday's key Region 7-AAAAA battle with Mill Creek.

LETTERS: CPR training, AEDs important in saving lives

I enjoyed the article "CPR: How to Save a Life," (Feb. 7, Page 1C) and wanted to thank you for bringing awareness to how important this CPR training is and how important the role of first responders are. As was noted in the article, Ken Manning saved my life because of the training he received. He stayed calm and acted swiftly.

THOMAS: Unlearned lessons of government

‘‘What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.''

HEALTH&WELLNESS: Nursing Career Day to be held at Emory Eastside

SNELLVILLE — Nursing Leadership and Human Resources will host Nursing Career Day Friday at Emory Eastside Medical Center.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Haiti raises death toll

Haiti raises death toll to 230,000

Foul play suspected in man's death

DULUTH — Officers conducting a welfare check discovered a dead man inside an Arbor Drive apartment Tuesday evening.

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Duluth soccer players honored with ceremony

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: 'Lost' star cast in 'Hawaii 5-0

‘Lost' star cast in ‘Hawaii 5-0'

Bisher: Another year to wait for Falcons

Somehow, it doesn't seem fair. Just to think that it could have been the Falcons. All these seasons, even during the dismal years of the Smith ownership, the Falcons have dominated the Saints — 44 to 37, including the two losses inflicted on them in the season just past.

Berti goal saves Gladiators in OT

ESTERO, Fla. Adam Berti helped the Gladiators save themselves against Florida on Tuesday with an overtime goal that gave Gwinnett a 4-3 victory.

NATION IN BRIEF: Evacuations under way for L.A. foothills

Evacuations under way for L.A. foothills

Duluth's Nessler gets Furman Bisher Award

Longtime sports broadcaster Brad Nessler was announced Tuesday as the winner of the 2010 Furman Bisher Award for Sports Media Excellence, presented by the Atlanta Sports Council through its Atlanta Sports Awards program.