News for Monday, March 1, 2010


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Ed Latham

Ed (Charles Edwin) Latham, age 66, of Loganville, GA died on February 28, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer S. Latham of Loganville, GA; son, Scott Latham, daughter ...

Roberta Fiveash

Roberta Stuart Campbell Fiveash, age 90, died Thursday, February 25, 2010, after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Joseph Benjamin Fiveash, Jr ...

Rondal Moretz

Rondal Lee Moretz, age 71, of Loganville, GA, died February 28, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544

Betty Cronic

Betty Ann Cronic of Winder, GA passed away February 28, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

William Clark, Sr.

William D. Clark, Sr., age 74 of Winder, GA, passed away February 27, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

John Lymon

John Lymon, age 78 of Buford, GA passed away on February 28, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133 ...

John Hanks

John Tillman Hanks, age 90, of Loganville, GA, died February 23, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544

Jessie Brooks

Mrs. Jessie Irene Brooks, age 96 of Loganville, died Saturday, February 27, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, M. D. "Jeff" Brooks. She is ...

Bennie Welch, Sr.

Mr. Bennie F. Welch, Sr., age 71 of Auburn GA passed away February 26, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

Viola Cox

Viola “Peg” Cox, age 85 of Statham, GA, passed away February 28, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Ronald Cook

Mr. Ronald Herman “Ronnie” Cook, age 56 of Pendergrass, GA, who passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Ron Dervales

Ron J. Dervales, age 78, of Snellville, GA, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010

PREP ROUNDUP: Walsh, Techo combine for no-hitter

Jared Walsh and Tyler Techo combined for a no-hitter and Peachtree Ridge shut out North Springs 10-0 on Monday.

First step was a doozy for girls in AAAAA

While nobody expected all of Gwinnett's Class AAAAA schools to advance to the second round of the Class AAAAA state tournament, few would've believed that only two of them would get past the opening round.

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All lacrosse the county

The 2010 spring season isn't the first time boys and girls lacrosse has made an appearance on Gwinnett County's high school sports landscape. But it's safe to say this spring marks a major milestone season for the sport locally.

Church to feature speaker from Haiti

The director of St. Joseph's Home for Boys fell seven stories inside that building when the recent earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Molestation charge stems from mall incident

Gwinnett police have lodged felony child molestation charges against an Atlanta man they say used a mirror to peek up the skirt of an underage girl at the Mall of Georgia.

North's Watkins to coach Lanier boys hoops

Tony Watkins has experienced pretty much everything as a head basketball coach since he took his first job in 1981 at North Springs.

Council hopes to OK proposal for athletic association

Less than two weeks from the March 13 opening of its prized Gary Pirkle Park, Sugar Hill on Monday took a step closer to embracing the newly formed Lanier Athletic Association as a prominent tenant there.

Mustangs aim to snap streak

Gwinnett's six remaining teams in the state high school boys basketball tournaments have trends to deal with when they tip off second-round games tonight, whether it be trying to continue good trends or put an end to negative ones.

Lawrenceville to control licensing, monitoring of pawn shops

By unanimous vote the Lawrenceville City Council on Monday adopted an amendment to its pawn shop ordinance that shifts the licensing and monitoring of pawn shops in the city limits from the county to the city.

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Norton Elementary takes part in writing boot camp

Wearing camouflage, instructors looked on as the boot camp participants completed their task: identify the correct writing genre.

UGA takes winning streak into SEC tourney

A two-game winning streak doesn't seem like much for a team that started the season 16-0. For the Georgia women's basketball team though, it gives renewed hope at just the right time.

SPORTS BRIEFS: G-Braves announce promotional schedule

The Gwinnett Braves announced their promotional schedule for this year's baseball games on Monday, including a pair of bobblehead doll giveaways for young Braves stars Jason Heyward and Tommy Hanson.

Authorities arrest suspects in $2M appliance theft ring

Fulton County authorities have arrested three people they said stole $2 million worth of high-end appliances and sold much of their haul on the Internet.

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Indictments: Thefts spanned 6 years

Prosecutors are moving forward with a case against an Atlanta man accused of bilking a Norcross moving company of more than $280,000.

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In good hands: 3 local nursing homes get five-star rating

Adam Pomeranz was out of the state at a conference when he got a voice mail from the chairman of Annandale Village's Board of Directors asking him to return the call.

GGC: Jobs could be eliminated

Proposed cuts in state funding could force Georgia Gwinnett College to eliminate 20 faculty and 12 staff positions and request that enrollment be capped at 3,000 students this fall, GGC President Daniel Kaufman said Monday.

Don Balfour seeks seat in Congress

State Sen. Don Balfour, R-Snellville, Monday was the first to jump into the race for Congress, after U.S. Rep. John Linder's surprise retirement announcement this weekend.

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Troops, police attack looters

Rescuers found signs of life in the wreckage of a 15-story building Monday as the world offered aid to victims of an earthquake that killed more than 700 people. Looters roamed the streets even after troops and police arrested dozens of people for violating a curfew.

BOC to consider pre-application forms to privatize county airport

Gwinnett's pre-application for a federal program allowing the privatization of the county airport is nearly complete.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Prosecutor: Man killed 2 to avenge his mom

A man who has his mother's name tattooed on his chest was out to avenge her when he killed an anti-abortion activist in a drive-by shooting and then gunned down her former boss in a small Michigan community, a prosecutor said Monday.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Europe storm death toll at 62; France hit hard

Rescue workers in dinghies cruised flooded streets on France's Atlantic coast Monday, searching for people still trapped in their homes by storms that smashed through concrete sea walls and killed at least 62 people across Western Europe.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Chynna Phillips out of rehab

A representative for Chynna Phillips said the singer has checked out of an undisclosed facility where she was treated for anxiety.

Must read: Study: Fewer shark attacks reported in the United States

Good news for beachgoers: The number of shark attacks in the United States has declined, according to a University of Florida report released Monday.

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Fire evacuates townhomes

NORCROSS -- An 8 a.m. fire Monday in the 3700 block of Meadow Rue Lane evacuated a series of townhomes and damaged one, officials said.

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Johnson reels in Gordon to win at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- There are times when Jeff Gordon likely wonders just why he helped Jimmie Johnson get a job at Hendrick Motorsports. Sunday was probably one of them.

More snow forecast in north Georgia

ATLANTA -- Winter isn't over yet in Georgia. The National Weather Service is predicting a chilly, rainy Tuesday for metro Atlanta, with a chance of a little snow. Northeast Georgia is expected to get freezing rain Tuesday night. Some snow mixed with rain is in the forecast for middle Georgia.

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Georgia's Deal resigning from Congress

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Rep. Nathan Deal says he's resigning from Congress to concentrate on the Georgia governor's race.

IN BRIEF: Fire evacuates townhomes in Norcross

Fire evacuates townhomes in Norcross

North's Watkins to coach Lanier boys hoops

Tony Watkins has experienced pretty much everything as a head basketball coach since he took his first job in 1981 at North Springs.

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Ga. senator to run for Congress

SNELLVILLE, Ga. — A Republican state senator says he will run to replace John Linder in the U.S. House.

University System of Georgia outlines proposed cuts

In a letter to state legislators, University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll Davis outlined the impact the proposed cuts totaling $300 million would have on the system's 35 institutions.