News for Friday, November 12, 2010

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Dorothy Pugh

DOT" Mrs. Dorothy Brogdon "Dot" Pugh, age 77, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2010. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Cheryl Ann Pugh ...

James Pierce

James "Jamie" Pierce, age 81, of Winder, GA passed away November 11, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Patricia Rogers

Patricia "Pat" Rogers age 69 of Loganville passed away Thursday, November 11, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Monday, November 15, 2010 in the Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Nicholas Agati

Nicholas Agati, age 94 of Marietta, Ga passed away November 11, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Misty Cochran

Misty Holman Cochran, age 27 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away November 11, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages, Lawrenceville Chapel, 7709-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Maria Nash

Mrs. Maria K. Nash age 88 of Suwanee, GA passed away November 11, 2010. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 770-967-5555

Melinda Ragan

Melinda Ragan, age 44, of Covington, GA, died November 10, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com

Maria Garfias

Maria Garfias, age 55, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away November 10, 2010. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com

Margie Blake

Margie G. Blake, age 67 of Sugar Hill, died November 11, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Nancy Eltzroth

Nancy Eltzroth, age 70, of Monroe, GA, died November 12, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com

Brian Leech

Mr. Brian J. Leech age 48 of Dacula, GA passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Margaret Horton

Margaret A. "Jean" Horton age 87 of Lilburn, GA passed away on November 12, 2010. Arrangements entrusted to Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, 770.972.3155.

Jimmy Wade Barnes

Mr. Jimmy Wade Barnes age 60 of Winder, passed away Friday, November 12, 2010. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

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Gingerbread houses going green

BUFORD -- Even the gingerbread houses are going green this year.

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RICH: Certain songs can bring back heart-warming memories

My friend, Linda, is one of those kind of friends who drift in and out of my life. The kind of friend that I see infrequently but when we gather together over lunch or dinner it's as though we've had coffee together every morning for the past six months. Our conversation isn't constant but our friendship is.

Police: Teen had online sex ad

LAWRENCEVILLE — An online ad for sexual services busted a young transient Thursday when it lured an undercover police officer to her hotel room, officials said.

GWINNETT GRADS: Brettschneider, Thomas earn player of year honors

The same offensive talent that made them stars on Gwinnett County’s soccer fields have brought a couple of big college honors for Blake Brettschneider and Chris Thomas.

LETTERS: United States should cap foreign aid

The President’s deficit reduction commission seems to have overlooked the Foreign Aid category when looking for places to reduce expenses. According to the 2010 Statistical Abstract the 2007 total Foreign Aid expenditure was $41 billion and it has been growing at an annual rate of about 15 percent during this decade. That would estimate the 2010 expenditures at approximately $60 billion.

LETTERS: Thanks for the great concert

Thanks so much for the very enjoyable concert by the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, hosted by J. K. Murphy and the Gwinnett Daily Post. It was quite an accomplishment to have this distinguished group present a concert in Gwinnett, especially on Veterans Day.

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Disappointment drives Wolves into playoffs against Warren County

Before last week’s game against Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, Wesleyan coach Franklin Pridgen said he was excited because his team got a playoff-game atmosphere without the playoff-game stakes.

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50th anniversary

Cecil and Lena Nash of Duluth recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 17, 1960, in Duluth. They are both retired and have one child, Monica Johnson, married to Scott Johnson of Duluth. They also have three grandchildren: Austin, Payton and Noah Johnson. They celebrated by renewing their vows in Gatlinburg and taking an Alaskan cruise.

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HUCKABY: Sometimes you need to run with scissors

Remember when you were little and believed everything your mama and ’em told you? Sure you do. So do I. If your mama said it, it was gospel. Now each and every one of us had an aunt or an uncle who might be bad to lie — and they were the ones who were always fun to hang out with — but what your mama said you could take to the bank.

MCLEOD: The right thoughts can change your whole life

Can a single thought change your life?

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WORLD IN BRIEF: Obama lauds 'inclusive' Iraq government amid frictions

Obama lauds ‘inclusive’ Iraq government amid frictions

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Galivan scores twice in return

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — With the promotion of leading scorers Ryan Garbutt and Derek Nesbitt to the AHL before Friday night’s game in Kalamazoo, there were plenty of questions as to who would step up offensively for the Gladiators.

LETTERS: Engineering degrees don't belong at UGA

The decision made this week by the Board of Regents defies comprehension. The University of Georgia will now be offering engineering degrees already being offered by Georgia Tech? Are you kidding me?

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Bicyclist killed in collision with automobiles

DACULA — A bicyclist died Thursday afternoon when he was struck by two vehicles near Dacula, police said.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Accused DiCaprio slasher pleads no contest

Accused DiCaprio slasher pleads no contest

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Izlar - O'Rouke

Col. and Mrs. Robert Lee Izlar of Danielsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Olivia Frances Tate Izlar of Athens, to Patrick Michael O’Rouke of Sugar Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dana O’Rouke of Sugar Hill.

NATION IN BRIEF: Christmas tree hoisted in NYC

Christmas tree hoisted in NYC

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YARBROUGH: It's time to fix our borders

The next time the illegal immigration advocates start whining about the poor Mexican workers coming into the United States to “do jobs we won’t do” and to “make a better life for their families,” please inform them that the porous borders between lawless Mexico and the U.S. are also letting in drugs at a scale almost beyond description and that Atlanta is a major distribution hub for the hombres.

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