News for Monday, January 18, 2010

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Ernest Pickens

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ernest Jerry Pickens, age 69 of Maysville, GA who passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2010. Funeral services will be announced by ...

Timothy Mathis

Mr. Timothy Joshua Dale Mathis, age 22, of Auburn, GA, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson 706-367-5467 www.evansfuneralhome.com

Mary Sexton

Mrs. Mary Browning Sexton, age 66, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2010. She was preceded in death by: father, Harold R. Browning; and brother, Carl Browning ...

Martha Sharpton

Martha Dean Sharpton, age 67 of Madison, formerly of Lawrenceville, has moved on to the presence of her Lord after a courageous battle with COPD on Sunday, January 17, 2010 ...

Ora Johnson, Jr.

Mr. Ora Wright Johnson, Jr., age 81, of Lawrenceville, GA died Saturday, January 16, 2010. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726 ...

Mary Towery

Mary Frances Towery, age 78, of Auburn, Georgia passed away January 18, 2010. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Monroe Towery. She is survived by her children ...

Eloise Mcdaniel

Eloise W. McDaniel, age 82 of Bethlehem, GA, passed away January 16, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Carlton Cooper

147;SKIP” Mr. Carlton “Skip” Cooper, age 61, of Snellville, died January 17, 2010. Born in Washington DC, Mr. Cooper lived for a number of years in ...

Freddie Whitley

147;COTTON” Mr. Freddie Joe “Cotton” Whitley, age 49, of Auburn, GA passed away January 18, 2010. He is survived by his Daughters, Jessica Whitley and her ...

Jerry Cowan

Mr. Jerry W. Cowan, age 72, of Nocross, GA died Sunday, January 17, 2010. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726

Gailyne Chambers

Mrs. Gailyne Williamson Chambers, age 43, of Braselton, GA passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

John Busbey

Mr. John Dora Busbey, age 86, of Lawrenceville, GA died Monday, January 18, 2010. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726

Dwight Mathis

Dwight David Mathis, age 57 of Winder, GA, passed away January 16, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

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Fit for a King: Gwinnett residents share in celebrating MLK Day

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Brothers Kenneth, 17, and Kendall Coleman, 15, were near the front of the lineup of marchers Monday carrying together a poster bearing a hand-painted likeness of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Wife gets acquitted of murder

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Jurors needed a couple hours Monday afternoon to side with Laurie Alexander's defense and find her not guilty of fatally stabbing her husband two years ago.

Judge places deadline on service fight

LAWRENCEVILLE -- City and county leaders have until Feb. 1 to come to an agreement regarding a service delivery strategy or face sanctions.

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More troops arrive in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Troops, doctors and aid workers flowed into Haiti on Monday, and officials said billions of dollars more will be needed following the quake that killed an estimated 200,000 people and left many still struggling to find a cup of water or a handful of food.

Wesleyan's Hall sets career high with 28

ROSWELL -- Erin Hall's shot is usually picture perfect."We joke that we'd rather see Erin miss a shot than others make one, because her shot is so pretty," Wesleyan girls basketball coach Jan Azar said. But the Wake Forest signee had been in a bit of funk lately, her nearly flawless shots no longer automatically going in and instead often bouncing off the rim.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Obama helps feed hungry to honor King holiday

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama served plates of steaming hot lunches to the needy Monday, one of several ways the nation's first black president paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Storms in Mideast kill British tourist, six others

CAIRO -- Rare torrential rains across the Middle East swept away homes, marooned resort towns and killed seven people Monday, including a British tourist, in what officials are calling the worst flooding in at least a decade.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Leno gets support from his staff

LOS ANGELES -- Jay Leno staffers said their boss isn't the bad guy in NBC's late-night upheaval.

Portrait shows a morbid Poe in more flattering terms

BALTIMORE -- Edgar Allan Poe's fertile imagination has endured for more than 150 years -- and so has his pale, death-haunted image, with his sunken eyes, a trim mustache and unruly mop of curly hair.

Crucial weekend ahead in 8-AAAAA basketball

LAWRENCEVILLE -- As close as the boys basketball regular season race is in Region 8-AAAAA, one might expect it to come down to the final games early next month.However, as the region begins its second time through the schedule tonight, it opens a week in which much with regard to the regular season's top three seeds may be determined.

Horton picks Arkansas

Julian Horton first met Bobby Petrino two years ago when Petrino was the Atlanta Falcons' head coach and his son played at Greater Atlanta Christian.Petrino left the Falcons in 2007 to become Arkansas' head coach, but Horton stayed in contact with Petrino over the last couple of years.

Swim and Dive roundup: Collins Hill swims past Spartans

Collins Hill's swimming and diving team won both divisions of its meet with Greater Atlanta Christian this past weekend.The Eagles won 201.5-109.5 in boys competition and took first in the girls meet 191-119.

Man robbed of clothes, car

COVINGTON -- Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies are looking for a man who terrorized his victim before taking his clothes and his automobile and fleeing into DeKalb County.

Arts group hosts Monte Carlo night

COVINGTON -- Southern Heartland Arts Association Inc. is offering the experience of a trip to Monte Carlo without ever leaving Covington, and the chance to help a good cause, too.

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Sign Gaines Adams' Guest Book

GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Gaines Adams, an All-American defensive end at Clemson whose career never blossomed in the NFL with Chicago and Tampa Bay, died Sunday after going into cardiac arrest. He was 26. Guestbook inside

New heights

ROSWELL — Giving up five inches to 7-footer Peter Jurkin, Trent Wiedeman didn't even bother to jump on the opening tip.

Wesleyan's Hall sets career high with 28

ROSWELL — Erin Hall's shot is usually picture perfect.

Gladiators blow another lead

DULUTH — The Gwinnett Gladiators are establishing a disconcertingly predictable pattern.

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