News for Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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Thomas Eberhart

Thomas Noel Eberhart, age 90 of Stone Mountain, GA passed away January 18, 2010. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mollie Eberhart McFarland and is survived by his ...

Ora Wilbert Johnson, Jr.

Mr. Ora Wilbert 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 ...

Lillian Kirby

Lillian Kirby, age 81, of Hoschton, GA passed away January 15, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

Donald Hammock

Donald B. Hammock, age 79, of Lilburn, GA died Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726

Anna Lenihan

Anna Lenihan, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, January 18, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Romona Bousquet

Romona Bousquet, age 74 of Atlanta, GA passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Jack Crawford

Jack Lamar Crawford, age 79, of Dacula, Ga. died suddenly on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Mr. Crawford was born on September 11,1930 in Ft. Lauderdale to the late Nathan Wilburforce ...

Ling Lee

Ling Lee, age 55 of Norcross, GA passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Myrtle Petrey

Mrs. Myrtle B. Petrey, age 86 of Sugar Hill, GA died January 18, 2010. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999 www.levettfuneralhome.com

Greg Hodges

Mr. Greg Hodges, age 63 of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Charles Bales

Charles C. “Cotton” Bales, 78 of Panama City Beach, FL, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at a local hospital. He was born in Maryville, TN, and had ...

Clydine Welch

Mrs. Clydine Otwell Welch, age 99, formerly of Cumming and Buford, passed away Monday January 18, 2010. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Mrs. Welch ...

Rance Hadaway

Rance O'Neal Hadaway, age 82 of West Point, GA passed away Saturday, January 16, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Thomas Bailey

Thomas Jefferson Bailey, age 84, of Duluth, GA, passed away January 18, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

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SUWANEE -- E. Victor Nickerson's final putback Tuesday night drew the most crowd response.The 6-foot-6 Norcross junior lost the handle on a dunk attempt and missed, forcing him to hang on the rim with his left hand and tap it back in with his right. The basket obviously didn't count, but he had plenty of other baskets off offensive rebounds against Collins Hill.

Meadowcreek win keeps 8-AAAAA race tight

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The jam at the top of the boys side of Region 8-AAAAA just got a little tighter.With three basketball teams all within one and a half games of each other in Central Gwinnett, Meadowcreek and South Gwinnett, Meadowcreek made sure it wouldn't be the one to get left behind as the Mustangs pulled away in the final minutes of its game Tuesday night for a 71-68 win over Central.

Recruiting notebook: Another Buford commit

Buford head coach Jess Simpson will tell you the reason his Wolves have been so successful this decade is because of the offensive line.The Wolves routinely turn out some of the state's top offensive linemen. The 2009 state championship squad was no exception.

Prep Roundup: North's Watkins picks up career victory 500 vs. Chattahoochee

SUWANEE -- Coach Tony Watkins got his 500th career victory as North Gwinnett took a 51-50 win over Chattahoochee on Tuesday in Region 7-AAAAA girls basketballAnnie Wheeler led the Bulldogs with 14 points, as Ariel Johnson added 11 for North (10-6, 4-6).

Peacock comes through at the line

ATLANTA -- For those Georgia Tech basketball fans who believe in good omens, Tuesday night's game with No. 17 Clemson had plenty of them for the 19th-ranked Yellow Jackets.For the second time in as many games, Zachery Peacock had the game in his hands.

BOC takes step in privatizing airport

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett commissioners gave the initial go-ahead to consider privatizing the local airport.

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Growing field: Gwinnett Tech's bioscience enrollment up 152 percent

LAWRENCEVILLE -- When the drought hit Georgia, Herschel Meaders' landscaping business dried up.
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Man found guilty in Wal-Mart slapping

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Though a jail stint is drawing to a close for the Gwinnett man who famously smacked a stranger's toddler in Wal-Mart last summer, his court-mandated responsibilities have only just begun.

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More troops head to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- U.S. troops landed on the lawn of Haiti's shattered presidential palace to the cheers of quake victims on Tuesday, and the U.N. said it would throw more police and soldiers into the sluggish global effort to aid the devastated country.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: 'Spenser' writer Robert Parker dies at age 77

BOSTON -- Robert B. Parker, the blunt and beloved crime novelist who helped revive and modernize the hard-boiled genre and branded a tough guy of his own through his ''Spenser'' series, has died. He was 77.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Kraft, Cadbury agree to deal

LONDON -- After months of fierce resistance, Cadbury's about-face to accept a sweetened $19.5 billion takeover from Kraft Foods Inc. -- forming the world's biggest candy company -- has alarmed British unions, lawmakers and chocolate lovers.

What Internet? China region cut off for six months now

LIUYUAN, China -- They arrive at this gritty desert crossroads weary from a 13-hour train ride but determined. The promised land lies just across the railway station plaza: a large, white sign that says ''Easy Connection Internet Cafe.''

WORLD IN BRIEF: Former fighters now in Iraqi state jobs

BAGHDAD -- Nearly 50,000 Sunni fighters who sided with American forces against al-Qaida and other militants in Iraq are now in government jobs, a top official said Tuesday in an attempt to soothe fears they would be neglected by the country's Shiite leaders.

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Radio station, Red Cross raise aid for Haiti

DULUTH -- A local Spanish radio station is teaming up with the American Red Cross to help provide aid to victims of Haiti's devastating earthquake.

Gwinnett renews camera contract

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett County will continue to use cameras to cite red-light runners.

Board to address school road name

SUWANEE -- The Gwinnett County Board of Education will be asked Thursday to approve the name of an entrance road into Duluth High School.

Shewbert enters District 2 race

NORCROSS -- Former Norcross Councilman Keith Shewbert became the fourth person to enter the District 2 commission race this week.

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Boy, 13, killed in bed by stray bullet

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A 13-year-old Lawrenceville boy laying in bed Monday night was killed when bullets flew in from a nearby parking lot, police said.

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G-Braves name Johnson new GM

The Gwinnett Braves have announced that North Johnson has been hired as their new general manager. He will start on Monday and replaces Bruce Baldwin, who stepped down in October after 23 seasons with the team.

Cut line causes natural gas leak

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G-Braves name GM

LAWRENCVILLE — As well as North Johnson believed his interview went, he thought he had time to consider a possible major decision.

Prep Roundup: North's Watkins picks up career victory 500 vs. Chattahoochee

SUWANEE — Coach Tony Watkins got his 500th career victory as North Gwinnett took a 51-50 win over Chattahoochee on Tuesday in Region 7-AAAAA girls basketball

LETTERS: Fixing immigration will fix a number of our other problems

It was refreshing to read D.A. King's comments on illegal immigration ("Illegal immigration tore the Rosas family apart," Jan. 17, Page 8A). Millions of Americans are out of work and forced to live on welfare, while companies are hiring illegal workers.

THOMAS: A new dawn for the state of Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. — After several weeks of heavy snow and sub-freezing temperatures, the sun came out and the snow began to melt in Richmond last Saturday for the inauguration of Republican Bob McDonnell as Virginia's new governor.

Emory Eastside, H2U to host health screenings

SNELLVILLE — In the coming days, Emory Eastside Medical Center, along with H2U — Health to You, will host a community health screening and a seminar on total knee replacement.

Local doctor appointed as med director

SUGAR HILL — A local doctor has been appointed as one of the medical directors to Gentiva Healthfield Hospice.

LETTERS: Robertson put a damper on generosity of other Americans

With the recent earthquake that devasted the impoverished nation of Haiti, it is expected for our hearts to go out to the people who have lost what little they once had. From the comfort of our homes we see on televisions and in newspapers our fellow human beings sleeping on streets and desperately searching for loved ones, something most of us will hopefully never have to endure.

CLINE: For Waters, there's no mountain high enough

Last year was a big one for Valeska Waters. She climbed Stone Mountain, parasailed in Florida and piloted a dog sled in Alaska.

LETTERS: Cook a role model for all human beings

I recently read the column sports editor Will Hammock wrote about Jason Cook ("FCA job fits North Gwinnett grad Jason Cook perfectly," Jan. 7, Page 1B) and his job as the team chaplain for the Ole Miss football team, and I wanted to let you know that you hit the nail on the head.

Bathroom fire evacuates 40

BUFORD — Approximately 40 employees of a Manhattan Drive real estate office escaped without injury Tuesday after a fire started up inside the building's ceiling.

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