News for Saturday, January 23, 2010


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Geraldine Mccoy

Geraldine Melton McCoy, age 78 of Dallas, formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away Friday, January 22, 2010. Funeral Services will be Monday, January 25, 2010 at 2:00 PM in the Lawrenceville ...

Coin Campbell, Jr.

Coin Campbell, Jr., age 85 of Hiawassee GA, passed away January 22, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Roy Rowland

Roy Doyce Rowland, age 75 of Grayson, passed away, Friday, January 22, 2010. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 4:00 PM with Rev. Harold Savage officiating ...

Vivian Tracy

147;GRANDMA HONEY” Vivian J. “Grandma Honey” Tracy, age 74 of Grayson, GA, passed away Friday, January 22, 2010. Memorial Service will be Tuesday, January 26, 2010 ...

John Pratt

147;J.T.” John T. “J.T.” Pratt, age 93 of Lawrenceville, died Saturday January 23, 2010. Funeral services will be held 12:00 P.M. Monday January 25, 2010 in ...

Charles Murphy

Charles Jimmy Murphy, age 69, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2010. He is survived by sisters, Geraldine McGinty of Jasper, GA, Linda Freeman of Social Circle ...

Morris Patrick

Morris Patrick, age 78, of Bogart, GA passed away January 22, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

Alice Kern

Ms. Alice Julia Kern of Dacula, GA passed away at age 64 on Friday, January 15, 2010 with her loving family members by her side. Born March 19, 1945 of ...

Marvin Vernon

Mr. Marvin Lynn Vernon, age 59 of Braselton, GA passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

George Baulknight

George Baulknight, age 87, of Winder, GA passed away January 22, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

Thomas Smith

147;SMITTY” Thomas Elliott “Smitty” Smith, age 77 of Monroe passed away January 22, 2010. Memorial Services will be Monday, January 25, 2010 at 2:00 PM in ...

MARAN: Jobs, mobility top Chamber's '10 priorities

Under the leadership of Chairman Bartow Morgan of Brand Bank, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce's top 2010 priorities are a renewed focus on attracting and keeping high-wage jobs, attracting and growing high-growth entrepreneurial firms and small businesses and securing critical funds to address the region's and state's transportation crisis.

Thompkins, UGA drop No. 8 Vols

ATHENS -- Trey Thompkins scored 21 points and Georgia led by double digits most of the way to beat No. 8 Tennessee 78-63 on Saturday and end the Vols' seven-game winning streak.

Devils rally for win

Chris Bolden and Jeremy Lamb combined for 39 points to help lift No. 3 Norcross to a 69-64 home win over the visitors from Brooklyn, N.Y., in the Atlanta National Invitational Showcase.

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Wolves' Hall sisters excel in different platforms

Wesleyan's Erin Hall stayed true to basketball, helping Wesleyan to back-to-back state championships.Her sister Lauren prefers the pool, where she won the state diving championship last season as a freshman.

GBI looks at police handling of official

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said DeKalb County police may have erred when they let a DeKalb County commissioner go after an accident even though she had outstanding warrants.

Making Georgia history, Jones still loves being a mom

Jan Jones this month became the most powerful woman in the history of the Georgia Legislature.

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Chipping away: Volunteers help in annual recycling event

More than 100 volunteers helped chip recycled Christmas trees into mulch Saturday at Rhodes Jordan Park.
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New York dairy farmer's widow wants to keep farm going

COPAKE, N.Y. -- The widow of a New York dairy farmer who methodically slaughtered 51 cows before taking his own life said she wants to figure out a way to keep the farm going.

Educators attend rally at Capitol

Hundreds of educators gathered at the steps of the Georgia State Capitol on Saturday to urge legislators to invest in public schools now or pay later.

Chamber gets office in China

Gwinnett's Chamber of Commerce has a new office on the other side of the globe.

19-year-old crashes vehicle while texting

A 19-year-old Lilburn resident was hospitalized Friday after he crashed into a telephone pole while sending a text message on his cell phone, Lilburn police said.

Hooks, Morris lead Meadowcreek to victory

NORCROSS — The Meadowcreek boys were hoping to follow up a big region victory with a significant one against an out-of-state team.

Wolves' Hall sisters excel in different platforms

The basketball rolled on the court slowly, an enticing challenge planned by Wesleyan girls coach Jan Azar for the competitive Hall sisters.

PREP ROUNDUP: Eagles take third at Final Four

EASTON, Pa. — Collins Hill's wrestling team placed third at the prestigious 9th annual Final Four of High School Wrestling Championships on Saturday.

Gladiators drop another one

Estero, Fla. — The Gwinnett Gladiators dropped their fourth consecutive game, losing to the Florida Everblades 5-1 on Saturday night at the Germain Arena.