News for Monday, January 11, 2010

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Marvens Mathurin

Marvens J. Mathurin, age 13 of Dacula, GA passed away Saturday, January 9, 2010. Funeral Arrangements will be announced later by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924 www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Deborah Nagy

Deborah Shoup Nagy, age 55, of Loganville, GA, died January 10, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com

Helen Day

Mrs. Helen Wehunt Day, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2010. She was preceded in death by: husbands, Hoyt Wehunt and Willie Day; and daughter ...

Steve Black

Steve Black, age 61 of Dawsonville, GA passed away Monday, January 11, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Adam Hughes

Mr. Adam Hughes, age 37, of Jefferson, GA and formerly of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2010. He is survived by: daughters, Jaclyn Armbruster, Rising Son, IN ...

Shirley Perry

Shirley Buice Perry, age 67 of Hoschton, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2010. Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM, Wednesday, January 13, 2010 in the Chapel of ...

Judy Brown

Judy Alison Brown, age 51, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away January 9, 2010. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Martha Guzman

Martha Guzman, age 50 of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Sunday, January 10, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Walter Driskell, Jr.

Mr. Walter Gray Driskell, Jr. age 82 of Buford, GA passed away Monday, January 11, 2010. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Buford, a WWII Veteran ...

Runette Edge

Mrs. Runette Bond Edge, age 89 of Winder, GA, passed away January 8, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Dorothy Green

Dorothy Andrews Green, age 96 of Loganville, GA passed away Sunday, January 10, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Claud Bradford

Claud “Dub” Bradford, age 85 of Auburn, GA passed away Monday, January 11, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Dianne Ward

Dianne Lynn Ward, age 53 of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, January 7, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

George Holmes, Jr.

George Holmes, Jr., age 62, of Winder, GA died January 10, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Mildred Hunter

Mildred J. Hunter, age 76 of Snellville, GA passed away Sunday, January 10, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Verlon Southerland

Mr. Verlon Charles Southerland, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Imogene Martin

147;JEAN” November 26, 1928 - January 9, 2010 Mrs. Imogene Brown Martin, age 81 of Snellville passed away Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Ashton Senior Living in Lawrenceville, surrounded ...

Corine Davis

Corine D. Davis, age 94, of Winder, GA passed away January 11, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

WORLD IN BRIEF: 6 western troops killed

Six NATO service members, including three Americans, were killed in Afghanistan on Monday -- the deadliest day for the international force in more than two months, underscoring fears that casualties will rise as more foreign troops stream into the country.

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Pals, mentors, teachers grapple with teens' deaths in ice

DACULA -- Josh Emmanuel laid a yellow rose Monday on the burgeoning waterside memorial where, beyond a shattered pane of ice, his friends had plunged to their deaths about 48 hours prior. Emmanuel, 15, like most visitors, was dizzy with emotion, the two wooden crosses, piles of bouquets, teddy bears, candles and football memorabilia evidence that both boys were truly gone. But Emmanuel recalled a funny kind of dichotomy that made the victims -- Marvens Mathurin, 13, and Jacob Bullock, 14 -- an odd pairing.

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NBA star pleads guilty in slaying

Former NBA star Jayson Williams, his personal life in shambles, took responsibility for accidentally shooting his limousine driver to death eight years ago by pleading guilty Monday to assault and agreeing to serve at least 18 months in prison.

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House looks ahead with new speaker

ATLANTA -- Georgia's new speaker promised to bring renewal and promise to the "people's House."Rep. David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, was elected the new House speaker on Monday, replacing the embattled Glenn Richardson, whose ex-wife said he had an affair with a lobbyist and who attempted suicide last year.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Balloon boy's dad dashes into jail to serve time

There was no last second proclamation of innocence or even a statement to the handful of reporters waiting in the freezing cold for the man who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the balloon boy hoax.

Duluth man charged after fleeing police

DULUTH -- A suspect who was fired at by a Gwinnett County police officer Saturday evening has been identified. Duluth resident Gary Jarrell, 51, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and obstruction of a law enforcement officer following an incident that occurred in the driveway of his home.

Snellville council appoints new city attorney

SNELLVILLE -- City council members followed Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer's recommendation Monday to appoint Tony Powell as the new city attorney.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Palin named Fox News commentator

Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, will return to her broadcast roots and take her conservative message to Fox News as a regular commentator, the cable channel announced Monday.

Prep Roundup: Wesleyan second at area duals

MCDONOUGH -- The Wesleyan wrestling team qualified for this weekend's state duals with a second-place finish at Saturday's Area 2-A duals at Eagles Landing Christian Academy.

Fire damages Lawrenceville home

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A fire caused moderate damage to a Lawrenceville home Saturday evening, but the sole occupant was able to escape without injury.

Enrollment up at Gwinnett Tech

LAWRENCEVILLE -- With winter quarter classes now under way, Gwinnett Technical College marks three years -- 12 consecutive quarters -- of double-digit enrollment growth.

MUST READ: Salt-loving mayor seeks to trim it from NYC diets

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- who is known to shake salt on his pizza -- is focusing on sodium as the next unhealthy enemy in his crusade to coax people into eating better.

FIRE BRIEFS: Boy, 6, blamed in Duluth fire

DULUTH -- Authorities said a 6-year-old boy playing with a cigarette lighter was responsible for a damaging house fire Sunday that displaced nine people.

Man charged in Barrow killing

WINDER -- Investigators in Barrow County have made an arrest in the first homicide investigated by county authorities since 2008.

Sports briefs

Gladiators take two of three from Stingrays

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GAC's Brogdon thrives with mature approach

NORCROSS -- Malcolm Brogdon grew up watching his brother play basketball.Rather, he watched him practice.

Eagles hold claim to area wrestling title

DULUTH -- Collins Hill made sure there was little drama in determining the 2010 Area 7-AAAAA wrestling dual-meet champions.The Eagles gave up only 10 team points in three matches, beating Duluth, Chattahoochee and North Forsyth to claim their sixth straight area title Monday at Duluth's Joe Marelle Gymansium.

Tech loses 3 more to NFL

ATLANTA -- Atlantic Coast Conference champion Georgia Tech lost three more stars to the NFL on Monday.All-America defensive end Derrick Morgan, 1,300-yard rusher Jonathan Dwyer and hard-hitting safety Morgan Burnett held a joint campus news conference to announce they'll enter the draft with a year of college eligibility remaining.

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Curran to enter draft

ATHENS -- Georgia linebacker Rennie Curran said Sunday he'll enter the NFL draft, the second member of the Bulldogs' defense to leave school a year early.The 5-foot-11, 225-pound Curran led the Southeastern Conference with 130 tackles this past season and was named to The Associated Press All-SEC team. He finished his three-year career with 298 tackles.

BOE changes meeting dates

SUWANEE -- Starting this month, the Gwinnett County Board of Education will meet on the third Thursday of every month.

Schools to get OK to seek fed funds

SUWANEE -- The Gwinnett County Board of Education recently voted to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the state that outlines the school district's responsibilities as it pursues Race to the Top funding.

30 schools honored for test scores

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Thirty schools in Gwinnett and Barrow counties earned awards for academic achievement and improvement as part of the 2008-09 K-12 Public Schools Scoreboard and Report Card, officials recently announced.

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NBC: Leno in prime-time to end

PASADENA, Calif -- NBC decided to end the Jay Leno experiment when some of its affiliates started talking about dropping the nightly prime-time show, its top entertainment executive said Sunday. WEB EXTRA

NATION IN BRIEF: Balloon boy's dad dashes into jail to serve time

Balloon boy's dad dashes into jail to serve time

GAC's Brogdon thrives with mature approach

NORCROSS — Malcolm Brogdon grew up watching his brother play basketball.

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