News for Thursday, January 28, 2010


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Linnett Daley

Mrs. Linnett Marie Laidley Daley, age 85 of Atlanta, GA passed away on January 27, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Gene Humfleet

William “Gene” Humfleet, age 77 of Stone Mountain, GA passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker ...

Nellie Born

Nellie Arminda Born, age 92 of Braselton, GA passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Chapel 770-962-3100

Brenda Styles

Mrs. Brenda Joyce Sadler Styles “Bunky” was born December 23, 1948 to the late Mr. Robert Lee and Catherine B. Sadler. She departed this life on January 26 ...

Jason Skelton

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jason Howard Skelton, age 36 of Braselton, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467 ...

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Lamb's patience, hard work pay off

By pretty much any standard, Jeremy Lamb can be considered a bit of a late bloomer as far as his basketball career is concerned. As a junior last season, he was a support player waiting for his opportunities to play in a senior-laden backcourt that included his brother, Zach Lamb, plus longtime starters Taariq Muhammad and Denzail Jones.

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Yellow Jackets continue to dominate Deacons

While Norcross grad Al-Farouq Aminu likes returning to his hometown to play Georgia Tech, his Wake Forest teammates do not.

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Getting to Know ... Tracy Townsend

Tracy Townsend, 49, is the new tennis pro at the Collins Hill Athletic Club, a semi-private club. Townsend comes to Suwanee with 25 years experience as a professional and instructor, most recently from the WaterColor Resort in Florida.

Marriott Invite stocked with county talent

The second major high school boys basketball showcase event in as many weekends will feature a much more local flavor when the 2010 Marriott Invitational tips off Saturday at Norcross High School.

PREP ROUNDUP: Nimley leads Collins Hill past N. Forsyth

Saah Nimley scored 25 points and had six assists as the Collins Hill boys basketball team defeated North Forsyth 76-51 on Thursday.

Thrashers get rare win over Flyers

The Thrashers rallied from a 3-1 deficit to earn a rare victory in Philadelphia and hand the Flyers their first loss when leading after two periods. The Flyers were 22-0.

Stars born at King of Hill tournament

The traditional state tournament is three weeks away, but some future participants will be on the mat this weekend.

Bannister named vice-chairman of ARC

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett's Charles Bannister is second-in-command at the Atlanta Regional Commission.Bannister, chairman of the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners, was named vice-chairman of the regional board, which governs issues such as transportation and water.

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Police: Teen girl used as sex slave

SUGAR HILL -- A Sugar Hill man is behind bars on sex-trafficking charges after police said he forced a 14-year-old girl into having sex with him and four others.

Cops: Man accused of rape to stay in jail

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville man accused of kidnapping and raping a Duluth girl will stay behind bars for now, a Gwinnett County magistrate ruled Thursday.

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Superintendent Cox preaches commitment to education

LILBURN -- When Kathy Cox asked students at Trickum Middle School to explain what makes their school great, the students told the state schools chief their teachers' dedication helps them excel.

County set for war of the words

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Nearly 90 Gwinnett County Public Schools students will have the opportunity to spell their way to success this weekend.

Suspect tied to shoot-out in Duluth

DULUTH -- A suspected trigger man in a shoot-out that rocked a Duluth neighborhood last spring was caught trying to flee authorities through a hotel window this week, officials said.

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State-of-the-art ATMs make money go greener

BUFORD -- Joyce Calloway purchased postage stamps at an ATM on Thursday using her bank card. Calloway was the first customer at the Wachovia Bank at Mall of Georgia in Buford to use a newly installed, state-of-the-art, "green" ATM, which was unveiled before county and community leaders Thursday morning.

Man booked on Peeping Tom, gun charges

NORCROSS -- Gwinnett police arrested a man Wednesday on outstanding Peeping Tom warrants before discovering that the felon was also riding around with a handgun.

Tech baseball ranked sixth nationally

Georgia Tech, which features four key players from Gwinnett, is No. 6 in the preseason college rankings released by Baseball America on Thursday.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Eagles' Akande commits to national champs Villanova

Collins Hill runner Nicky Akande committed to Villanova, the 2009 women's cross country champion, on Thursday.

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Obama: Fight for agenda

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama voiced determination Thursday to change the tone of Washington politics and urged Republicans to get "off the sidelines" and help fix health care and other problems.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Bernanke wins second term

WASHINGTON -- Embattled Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke won confirmation for a second term Thursday, but only by the closest vote ever for the crucial post and after withering criticism from U.S. lawmakers for bailing out Wall Street while other Americans suffered in recession.

'Catcher in the Rye' author J.D. Salinger dies at age 91

NEW YORK -- J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. He was 91.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Sly Stone sues ex-manager

LOS ANGELES -- Sly Stone is suing a former business manager and others claiming tens of millions of dollars in royalties were kept from the singer.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Police chief killed in western Mexican town

MORELIA, Mexico -- Gunmen killed a police chief and two officers Thursday in the same western town where a human head was dumped a day earlier.

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Best served cold: Gibson seeks revenge in 'Darkness'

With the noted exception of the occasional comedy ("What Women Want," "Chicken Run"), Mel Gibson plays characters who tend to be intense and brutal loner types who will stop at nothing to right a wrong, extract revenge or lead a cause.

ART BEAT: Local ballerina advances in national competition

Abigrace Diprima, 14, began a journey in dance last summer that will lead her to New York City this March.


Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: Little Ashes (R)

Michael Clark reviews the DVD release of "Little Ashes."

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LOCAL EVENT: Artists group puts on free art display

The Buford Artists Group has assembled a collection of artwork displayed in a free exhibit at George Pierce Park Community Center in Suwanee.

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ARTIST PROFILE: Sugar Hill resident uses silk as her canvas

Sugar Hill resident Anne Gordon recently sat down with Daily Post reporter Deanna Allen to discuss her work as a silk artist.

OUT IN THE CROWD: Come get hypnotized

Einstein -- dubbed the world's largest mind reading rabbit by his owner -- can pull playing cards out of a deck with his teeth.

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THE DISH: Tavern @ 29

General Manager Christel Chigawa described the atmosphere at Tavern @ 29 as "mature," a nice, comfortable atmosphere where patrons can take in live music each weekend.

Defense challenges sex offender's sentence

ATLANTA -- Georgia defense attorneys on Wednesday challenged the 30-year federal minimum mandatory sentence for those convicted of aggravated child sexual abuse in a case prosecutors warn could set a sweeping precedent throughout the nation.

Lamb's patience, hard work pay off

NORCROSS — By pretty much any standard, Jeremy Lamb can be considered a bit of a late bloomer as far as his basketball career is concerned.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Eagles' Akande commits to national champs Villanova

Eagles' Akande commits to national champs Villanova

Braves' winter ball stops in Gwinnett

Atlanta Braves fans don't have to go to spring training or opening day to get a baseball fix. There will be three opportunities in Gwinnett before players beginning reporting to Florida in preparation for the 2010 season.

MOVIE REVIEW: Now showing

Recently reviewed films now playing in theaters:

Best served cold: Gibson seeks revenge in 'Darkness'

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McCULLOUGH: Time for 316 to be all it can be

Build them. Build them now — that's what I'd like to tell the DOT engineers holding a public open house on proposed interchanges along Ga. Highway 316 in Barrow County.

Gwinnett Calendar

Send items for Gwinnett Calendar to or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. Please include event name, time and date, location, with address, phone number and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.

BRODER: A moment of truth, and also betrayal

On the very same day this week when the Congressional Budget Office warned that the succession of previously unimaginable trillion-dollar-and-more budget deficits could inflict ruin on the United States, the Senate faced a moment of truth.

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FILM FANS: 'Extraordinary' a good, emotional movie

EDITOR'S NOTE — Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week, "Extraordinary Measures." Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail

DINING: Gwinnett Tastes

A selection of local eateries recently featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post:

Braves' Heyward voted No. 1 prospect

Jason Heyward played three games in Gwinnett Stadium for the G-Braves at the end of last season and two more there in the International League playoffs.