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Shirley Anglin

Shirley Ann Anglin age 62 of Monroe, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010. Funeral services will be held 2:30, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Dena Williams

Dena Marie DiGrazia Williams, age 36 of Mobile Alabama, passed away suddenly on March 4, 2010. She was born September 29, 1973 in Maywood, Illinois and lived in the Atlanta ...

Sarah Fowler

Sarah Betty Fowler, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA died March 6, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Nick Elser

Nick Elser, age 75, of Lilburn, died Sunday, March 7, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 PM Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn ...

Viola Wood

Viola Christine Wood, age 80 of Bethlehem, GA, passed away March 7, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Watts Tyler

Watts Pierson Tyler, age 89 of Salvisa, KY passed away March 4, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Mildred Curtis

Mildred Curtis, age 91, of Dacula, GA, formerly of Knoxville, TN died Saturday, March 6, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Sanda Pausan

Mrs. Sanda Pausan, age 64 of Dacula, GA passed away on Monday, March 8, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

David Edwards

David G. Edwards, age 63 of Lilburn, GA passed away March 6, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Che Li

Che Li, age 81 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away February 26, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Shirley White

Shirley White, age 66 of Winder, GA passed away March 6, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

Joyce Cooper

Joyce E. Cooper, age 72 of Winder, GA, passed away March 6, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

William Vollendorf

William Mayo Vollendorf, age 86 of Jefferson, GA passed away Friday, March 5, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Nora Cantrell

Mrs. Nora Cantrell, age 102 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Hugh Otis

Hugh Elmer Otis, age 78 of Salvisa, KY passed away March 6, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Rick Savely

Mr. Rick Savely, age 60 of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Patrick Craven

Patrick S. Craven, age 60 of Snellville passed away, Sunday, March 7, 2010. Memorial Services will be held 4:00 PM, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at St. Edwards Episcopal Church, Lawrenceville ...

Old dump blamed for explosion

TUCKER -- Authorities believe a closed landfill is the cause of a methane gas explosion that has left a portion of U.S. Highway 29 closed since Sunday.

Snellville delays call for alcohol referendum

SNELLVILLE -- By a vote of 4-2 on Monday on Snellville council members and mayor Jerry Oberholtzer decided to postpone the call for a Sunday alcohol sales referendum.

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Lilburn unveils new logo

LILBURN -- "Lilburn, Georgia: Small Town, Big Difference," is the city's new theme/tagline, as unveiled by the City Council on Monday night along with a new logo to celebrate its centennial this year.

Roethlisberger attorney says 'No sexual assault'

MILLEDGEVILLE -- The high-profile attorney representing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is disputing a woman's claim that the two-time Super Bowl winner sexually assaulted her at a Georgia nightclub.

Motorcycle rider killed in crash

DULUTH -- A man was killed Saturday night when his motorcycle crashed into a sport utility vehicle near Ga. Highway 120 and Meadow Church Road.

1 injured after gun discharges in class

MACON -- Officials at a Macon area high school are trying to figure out why a student brought a gun which discharged and grazed another student in the leg Monday.

Committee approves gun-carry bill

ATLANTA -- A bill that would allow gun owners with permits to carry firearms onto college campuses and into churches and bars passed a key Senate committee on Monday and could soon be headed for the full Senate.

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Gwinnett schools compete in Readers Rally Quiz Bowl

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Teams from Mulberry Elementary School, Sweetwater Middle School and Berkmar High School recently won the Gwinnett County Readers Rally Quiz Bowl Competition.

PREP ROUNDUP: Hawkins, Tindol power North Gwinnett to win

LOGANVILLE -- Chris Hawkins and Luke Tindol hit home runs in the third inning to lead a nine-run scoring effort in North Gwinnett's 14-3 win over Grayson on Monday.

Sugar Hill sets rules for park

SUGAR HILL -- With its first park opening in more than 30 years scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, the Sugar Hill City Council at its monthly meeting Monday night ratified the agreement renters will sign to use Gary Pirkle Park.

Ga. revenues continue to plunge

ATLANTA -- Georgia's tax collections tumbled for the 15th straight month, setting the stage for yet more deep cuts to the state's already battered budget.

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Norcross, Central could boost Final Four crowds

The Georgia High School Association's Final Four basketball tournament has been played in the Arena at Gwinnett Center since 2004, annually drawing the state's top teams, many coming from right here in Gwinnett County.

Reach named Eagles' football coach

Kevin Reach was promoted from the high school's offensive coordinator and strength coach position, becoming the program's third head coach since coach Alan Fahring retired following the 2001 season.

Tennesse women right at home at Arena

DULUTH -- The Arena at Gwinnett Center is truly a part of Southeastern Conference women's basketball lore now. Tennessee celebrated its 14th tournament title at midcourt Sunday night and then the team's legendary coach took the partying a step further.

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Quake survivors seek shelter

OKCULAR, Turkey -- Hundreds of earthquake survivors huddled in aid tents and around bonfires Monday in eastern Turkey, seeking relief from the winter cold after a strong temblor knocked down stone and mud-brick houses in five villages, killing 51 people.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Toyota disputes critic who blames electronics for acceleration

WASHINGTON -- Toyota gave detailed evidence Monday that it said disproves claims that electronics may cause the unwanted acceleration that led to the recall of more than 8 million cars and trucks.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Iraqi parties both claiming leads in election

BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi prime minister's coalition and its main secular rival both claimed to be ahead in the vote count Monday, a day after historic parliamentary elections that the top U.S. commander said would let all but 50,000 American troops come home by the end of summer.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: 'Hurt Locker,' Bigelow big Oscar winners

LOS ANGELES -- The Iraq War drama ''The Hurt Locker'' won best picture and five other prizes Sunday at the Academy Awards, its haul including best director for Kathryn Bigelow.

California state senator says he's gay after arrest on DUI

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Republican state Sen. Roy Ashburn said Monday he is gay, ending days of speculation that began after his arrest last week for investigation of driving under the influence.

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GBI rejects Hustler request for Emerson crime scene photos

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A request from a pornographic magazine for crime scene photos depicting the death of a Buford woman is causing legislators to scramble.

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Bullock wears 'Oscar' gown, other stars take risks

Sandra Bullock dressed the part at Sunday's Academy Awards: She wore a gleaming, metallic, slim-fitting gown that seemed fashioned after the Oscar statuette itself. Photo slide show and list of winners inside story

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: 'Hurt Locker,' Bigelow big Oscar winners

LOS ANGELES — The Iraq War drama ‘‘The Hurt Locker'' won best picture and five other prizes Sunday at the Academy Awards, its haul including best director for Kathryn Bigelow.

Reach named Eagles' football coach

Collins Hill's administration followed tradition Monday with the announcement of its new head football coach.

Gladiators hang on for victory

DULUTH — The Gwinnett Gladiators used their resurgent power play to winning effect for the second straight game Monday.

SPORTS IN BRIEF: G-Braves plan new on-field

G-Braves plan new on-field Play Day

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