News for Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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Jerry Cowan

Jerry William Cowan, age 72, of Norcross, GA died Sunday, January 21, 2010. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726

Albert Bradshaw

Albert E Bradshaw, age 74 of Winder, GA, passed away January 19, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

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

Gerald Potts

Mr. Gerald Potts, age 61 of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, January 20, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Peggy Ellis

Peggy C. Ellis age 72, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Tuesday January 19, 2010. She was a 1956 graduate of Roosevelt High School and an active organizer of their class ...

Marion Daniel

Marion Daniel, age 88, entered into rest on January 17, 2010, after bravely battling pancreatic cancer. She is survived by son & daughter-in-law, John H. & Patti Daniel ...

Gregory Hodges

Ret. First Sergeant Gregory A. Hodges, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. He is survived by: wife of sixteen years, Marilyn S. Hodges, Buford ...

Ioan Sipos

Ioan Sipos, age 87 of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2010. Funeral Arrangements will be announced later by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924 www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

James Stewart

James Stewart, age 79, of Norcross, GA died January 18, 2010. Arrangements to be announced by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535

Theodore Bruce

Theodore R. “Ted” Bruce, age 93, of Winder, GA passed away January 19, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

Margaret Crosby

Margaret F. Crosby, age 94 and formerly of Lilburn, GA, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2010. There will be a local private family service, followed at a later date ...

James Wright

Mr. James (J.R. or Bob) Wright, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, January 18, 2010. He is survived by: daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Greg ...

Panel debates fees for parks

DULUTH -- Members of a study committee on Wednesday debated whether parking fees should be charged at local parks to help pay for maintenance.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Member of Oxendine hunting party shot

Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine's son was involved in a hunting accident last weekend.

Gwinnett Gab 1/21/2010

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Two Gwinnett County agencies serving the health care needs of uninsured and underinsured residents will receive $145,000 in grants from Kaiser Permanente of Georgia.

Crawford, Hawks top woeful Kings

Jamal Crawford scored 20 points to lead a strong effort by Atlanta's backups, and the Hawks bounced back from a sluggish start to beat the Sacramento Kings 108-97 on Wednesday night.

PREP ROUNDUP: Patriots beat Jonesboro handily in dual

Berkmar beat the Jonesboro Cardinals 51-20 on Wednesday to improve its dual meet record to 13-8 this season.

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Lions rally around unlikely heroes

With four of its starters out of the lineup, the Peachtree Ridge wrestling team had to rely on some unlikely heroes on Wednesday. Mac Shiver overcame a 12-point deficit in the third period and sophomore Cameron Hodges' pin sealed a 43-28 win over host Brookwood.

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Arts and science: Teacher's prize helps classroom go high tech

Ruth Okuo had a little trouble in art class this week, but she wasn't complaining about the minor difficulty.

Internet use will be free at libraries

During a special called meeting Wednesday, the Gwinnett County Public Library Board of Trustees Executive Committee announced that it will scrap proposed revisions regarding fee-based services and library cards.

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School collecting items for Haitian families

A Gwinnett County elementary school is collecting earthquake relief items for the families of two students of Haitian descent.

4 Gwinnettians offering help in recovery efforts

Mark Coughlin called his wife Suzanne from Haiti on Tuesday morning to let her know he was unharmed.

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Central duo develop into program's cornerstones

As boys basketball head coach at Central Gwinnett, David Allen has watched plenty of his players grow up before his eyes during their careers. Sometimes he has had to ask certain players to grow up a little sooner than he might normally expect.

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HAMMOCK: Sawyer leads next generation

Had he never played a down in the recent Football University All-American Bowl, Dante Sawyer still would have created a buzz with what he did off the field.

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'Dogs on comeback trail

Teresa Edwards said watching Georgia's resurgence takes her back to when she laced them up as a Bulldog.

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Bagel lovers withstand early hours for a year of free sandwiches

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Anna Creecy frequents Einstein Bros. Bagels once a week. After Wednesday, the Lawrenceville resident will be able to order up a free breakfast sandwich on each of her visits for the next year.

Barnes 'shocked' by state officials

DULUTH -- Former Gov. Roy Barnes said Georgia's current leaders have their priorities wrong in battling a budget crisis, during a speech to Gwinnett Chamber members Wednesday.

Bond denied in I-85 crash

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville woman accused of triggering a bus crash that injured 14 people two days before Christmas was denied bond this week.

Portable 'grow room' found in Barrow County apartment

WINDER -- Police in Barrow County say they uncovered a unique marijuana-production system in a Winder apartment this week.

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Obama: Don't 'jam' bill past GOP

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama advised fellow Democrats against trying to jam a health care bill through Congress after taking a devastating hit from the loss of a Senate seat. He said Wednesday it's time to come together around a bill that can draw Republican support, too.

THOMAS: GOP should learn from Brown's win

In his first comment following Scott Brown's stunning victory in the Massachusetts special election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, President Obama told the losing candidate, Martha Coakley, ''you can't win them all.''

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NATION IN BRIEF: Motive a mystery in Va. shootings

APPOMATTOX, Va. -- A man suspected of shooting eight people to death surrendered Wednesday after spending the night in dense woods, but authorities did not reveal what prompted the killings.

PARKER: Scott Brown won Mass. by appealing to everyone

WASHINGTON -- There will be much harrumphing and punditry in the next few days about the meaning of Scott Brown's victory and his phenomenal campaign for Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat.

New York Times to start charging for Web access in 2011

NEW YORK -- The New York Times says it will charge readers for full access to its Web site starting in 2011, a risky move aimed at drawing more revenue online without driving away advertisers that want the biggest possible audience.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Charlie Daniels suffers stroke in Colorado

DURANGO, Colo. -- Fiddler-guitarist Charlie Daniels said he suffered a mild stroke while snowmobiling in Colorado and has some stiffness and numbness in his left hand and arm.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Haitians flee as aftershock hits

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A powerful aftershock sent Haitians screaming into the streets on Wednesday, collapsing buildings, cracking roads and adding to the trauma of a nation stunned by an apocalyptic quake eight days ago.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Parkview's Hamby named national coach of the year

Parkview girls soccer coach Judson Hamby was named national high school girls coach of the year last week by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America at its annual convention in Philadelphia.

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New 6.1 quake hits Haiti, people flee into streets

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The most powerful aftershock yet struck Haiti on Wednesday, shaking more rubble from damaged buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets eight days after the country's capital was devastated by an apocalyptic quake.

DALY: Blueberries are carefree and fun to grow

Blueberries are one of the few fruit crops in production today that are native to Georgia. They are easy to grow, require minimal maintenance and are relatively free of any major pests.

Portable 'grow room' found in Barrow County apartment

WINDER — Police in Barrow County say they uncovered a unique marijuana-production system in a Winder apartment this week.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Parkview's Hamby named national coach of the year

Panthers' Hamby named national coach of the year

THOMAS: GOP should learn from Brown's win

In his first comment following Scott Brown's stunning victory in the Massachusetts special election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, President Obama told the losing candidate, Martha Coakley, ‘‘you can't win them all.''

Kroger offers free prostate tests

ATLANTA — Today and Sunday, two Gwinnett Kroger grocery stores, in a partnership with WSB Radio and RC Cancer Centers, will offer free prostate cancer screenings as part of the Prostate Proactivity Campaign 2010.

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