News for Friday, January 8, 2010

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Gladys Wood

Mrs. Gladys Wood, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday January 6, 2010. at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Wood was born in Seneca, SC March 8 ...

Steven Treutle

Mr. Steven Treutle, age 62, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2010. He is survived by: wife of twenty-four years, Patricia Treutle, Flowery Branch, GA ...

James Bishop

James Henry Bishop, formerly of Greenville, SC, went home to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010. Henry is survived by his wife, Pat Jenkins Thackston ...

Doris Lipscomb

Mrs. Doris J. Lipscomb, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2010. She was preceded in death by: husband, Emmett L. Lipscomb; and daughter, Kathleen Weatherford ...

Katharine Greer

147;CASEY” Katharine “Casey” McKenzie Greer age 34 of Loganville, Ga died January 7, 2010. Casey was a graduate of Brookwood High School where she was a ...

Hulon Jones

147;CHIP” Mr. Hulon I. “Chip” Jones, III, age 35, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2010. He is preceded in death by his ...

Wolfgang Wild

Wolfgang E. Wild, age 71 of Jefferson, GA, passed away January 7, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

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'It was awesome': Light snow brings fun, icy roads

Nathan Saunders didn't want to go to school on Friday. Thanks to a dusting of snow and icy roads, he got his wish. "I just rolled over. It was awesome," the 13-year-old said of getting the news from his mom.
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Relay to kick off at game

On Jan. 16, the American Cancer Society and the Gwinnett Gladiators will kick off the latest installment of the world's biggest Relay for Life. As the Gladiators battle the Charlotte Checkers on ice, the ACS will continue its battle against a disease that affects thousands of Americans each year.

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Center hosts sustainable design show

As the county's first "green" building, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center is a fitting host for an exhibition heralding developments in building design that help reduce our impact on the natural world.

Man found dead in Winder

The Barrow County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case of a dead man found Friday morning as a homicide. Details were few at press time, but sheriff's spokesman Investigator Matt Guthas said deputies responded to a request for medical assistance at a Midland Court residence in the early morning hours.

Officials warn against walking out on iced-over ponds, lakes

Despite its inviting appearance, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Service officials are warning against walking out on bodies of water that appear to be frozen.

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Terror suspect pleads not guilty

A plea of not guilty was entered on behalf of a young Nigerian man on Friday during his first public court appearance to face charges of trying to ignite a chemical-laden explosive on a Detroit-bound U.S. airliner on Christmas Day.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Police make arrest in Canada bombings

Police arrested a man Friday in connection with a series of oil and gas pipeline bombings in northeastern British Columbia. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Inspector Tim Shields said a man in his 50s or 60s was taken into custody in western Alberta. Police did not release the suspect's name pending the filing of formal charges.

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NATION IN BRIEF: DA to seek indictment of Jackson doctor

Nearly seven months after Michael Jackson's death stunned the world, the official investigation of his death is edging toward conclusion with prosecutors prepared to seek an indictment of Jackson's doctor on a charge of involuntary manslaughter, The Associated Press has learned.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: 911 call for Brittany Murphy released

A 911 call reveals the frantic efforts to revive Brittany Murphy on the morning she died. Murphy's mother, Sharon, is heard crying and telling a fire dispatcher that the actress wasn't breathing. The dispatcher gave directions to Sharon Murphy on how to try to revive Murphy.

Must read: Florida's big chill: Manatees huddle, turtles stunned

More than 200 manatees are wintering in a balmy canal outside a power plant, the latest exotic Florida animals seeking refuge from the state's frigid temperatures.

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Grayson's Washington, Conn now share titles

Mickey Conn sat in front of his TV Thursday night with a unique perspective, one that few others could ever experience.The Grayson head football coach is a lifelong Alabama fan who played for the Crimson Tide's last NCAA championship football team in 1992. That fact alone made him tense as he watched the BCS National Championship Game.

Mustangs' Davis reflects on 100 wins

The snow and ice that closed Gwinnett County schools Friday also postponed the entire county's high school basketball schedule for the evening.However, it gave Meadowcreek boys coach Billy Davis a chance to reflect on a milestone.

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BISHER: Where does Tech go after concurrent Orange Bowl, hoops losses?

Now what? Georgia Tech not only loses to Iowa in the Orange Bowl, and on the same night the basketball team loses to Georgia, playing with its imported new coach, Mark Fox. (Ninth time in a row? Can that be right?)

GWINNETT GRADS: Strong finish

Wade Weldon's busy holiday season included a major commitment, his engagement to his high school sweetheart at Greater Atlanta Christian, Kathleen Davis.The event was the highlight of the Oglethorpe senior's winter break, but married life still isn't immediately on the horizon. Both he and Davis, a senior at Georgia, must finish college.

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Kacey Hawkshead, a senior on Collins Hill's state championship softball team, has accepted a scholarship to Shorter College. She is the daughter of Richard and Cindi Hawkshead.

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Education remains leaders' top priority

Every year the General Assembly meets, the state budget is always one of the hardest fought battles among legislators -- even when times were good.

Suwanee mayor to give annual address

As part of the monthly Suwanee Business Alliance meeting on Wednesday, Suwanee Mayor Dave Williams will present the annual State of the City address at 6 p.m. in City Hall council chambers.

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Annual Ft. Yargo race expands with full marathon

A popular foot race through the wooded hills of Ft. Yargo State Park is expanding this year to meet runner demand.

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Trickum Middle students collect soccer balls for soldiers

Students from Trickum Middle School celebrated America Recycles Day by collecting gently used soccer balls and gear for U.S. soldiers to hand out to impoverished Afghani children.

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Stars and Strikes adds bumper cars to facility

Stars and Strikes of Dacula has added a new element to its entertainment arsenal.

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GMC-Duluth unveils new reef exhibit

Patients can now relax in front of a large marine reef exhibit, as they enter Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth.

GDOT: Brookwood Road to close for reconstruction

Brookwood Road will soon close for a couple of months to traffic from the intersection with Ga. Highway 141 to Caney Road, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced.

Program offers introduction to the Christian faith

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Minister Sheri Smith has fielded questions ranging from "How does God feel about sex before marriage?" to "What do I do about my spouse, who isn't a believer?"

Church to host conference

Mount Zion Baptist Church in Snellville will host a "Know Why You Believe" apologetics conference today and Sunday. The guest speaker is best-selling Christian author Sean McDowell.

McLEOD: Politics: Magnifying mirror on the human mind

We're all familiar with polarizing politics. Splitting complex issues into polar opposite views so that we, the attention-deficit disordered American public, can sleep securely in the knowledge that our side is right, therefore, the other side must be wrong, wrong, wrong.

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RICH: Always take the time to enjoy the simple things in life

It is the absence of simple things that has made life so complicated. Those simple things cost nothing yet can make you feel like a million bucks.

HUCKABY: A new year marred by a senseless loss

The year — and the decade — are about a week old and I have already seen a lot of remarkable images on my television screen.

LETTERS: Something stinks when full pay is given for so much unused leave

The topic of paid accrued leave in a government setting seems to be drawing a lot of criticism. What is obvious is that a great contract was fashioned just for Jock Connell.

Peevy — Thomson

Mr. and Mrs Timothy Peevy of Auburn announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Peevy of Nashville, Tenn., to Spencer Thomson of Nashville, Tenn., son of Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Thomson of Bowling Green, Ky.

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LETTERS: Despite the worst, we have persevered

As we all reflect on the last 24 months or so, the recession has affected virtually every person and family in so many ways. But despite it all, many families have persevered through faith, hard work and balanced living. We know in our hearts we live in the best country in the world where freedom and peace are real and comforting.

Mustangs' Davis reflects on 100 wins

The snow and ice that closed Gwinnett County schools Friday also postponed the entire county's high school basketball schedule for the evening.

3rd period meltdown

DULUTH — The Gwinnett Gladiators squandered another game in short order.

Smith — Klubenspies

Michelle Leigh Smith and Matthew Blake Klubenspies were married Sept. 26 at Van Horne Manor in Monroe. The Rev. David Spell officiated the ceremony.

Gwinnett Gab: Braselton leaders confirm national acclaim

Braselton leaders confirm national acclaim

LETTERS: Focus on grandma won't help America improve security

Here's a little test but there's no need to tense up:

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Jan. 16

Grayson's Washington, Conn now share titles

Mickey Conn sat in front of his TV Thursday night with a unique perspective, one that few others could ever experience.

Education remains leaders' top priority

LAWRENCEVILLE — Every year the General Assembly meets, the state budget is always one of the hardest fought battles among legislators — even when times were good.

LARSON: Getting to the heart of hospital history in Gwinnett

I was eight months pregnant when I moved to Lilburn in 1981. I'd already arranged to deliver 40 minutes away at Northside Hospital, aka the Baby Factory, but that was OK. Neighbors told me no one has babies in Gwinnett anyway. I discovered 17 months later that statistic had changed a bit. At what was then known as Gwinnett Community Hospital in Snellville, my youngest son was one of the three babies per month born at that facility. We were treated like celebrities.

Webster — Wood

A. David and Dru Ann Webster of Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Lauren Webster of Duluth to Christopher Adam Wood of Buffalo, N.Y., son of Don and Barbara Wood of Buffalo, N.Y.

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