News for Wednesday, November 17, 2010


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Najee Griffin

Mr. Najee E. Griffin, age 19, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2010. He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Carla Shivers Griffin, Suwanee, GA; sister ...

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Carolyn Hair

MARIE" Carolyn "Marie" Ramey Hair born August 28, 1940; entered into eternal rest on November 16, 2010 after an extended illness at her home in Lawrenceville, GA. A 1958 graduate ...

Helen Puckett

Mrs. Helen Puckett, age 83, of Winder, GA passed away November 16, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770/867-1361

Robert Hebb

Robert Earl Hebb, age 83 of Tiger, GA passed away November 14, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815.

Martha Martin

Martha Mullinax Martin age 66 of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Barbara Guthrie

Mrs. Barbara Alice Guthrie age 71 of Jefferson, GA who passed away on November 16, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Harold Patrick

Mr. Harold Patrick, age 91, of Winder, GA passed away November 17, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770/867-1361

Pauline Jakubowski

Pauline Patrick Jakubowski, age 73 of Dacula, GA, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 after a courageous battle with leukemia. Pauline is preceded in death by her parents Alexander ...

Lois Dean

Lois S. Dean, 80, of Lilburn, GA, died November 15, 2010. The graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 18th, at Peachtree Memorial Park in Norcross. She was ...

Janice Wilson

Janice Elizabeth White Wilson, born June 3, 1926, went to be with her Lord on November 16, 2010. She was a life long resident of East Point, Ga having recently ...

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Parkview Tip-Off a true tourney

In a time of mostly round-robin events and showcases, the Parkview Tip-Off Classic now almost stands alone this time of year. The annual pre-Thanksgiving event is a true tournament again, with boys and girls championships to be awarded on Tuesday after two rounds of lead-in games.

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Community leaders get a peek in the classroom as principals for the day

DULUTH -- As Gwinnett County administrator, Glenn Stephens oversees the day-to-day operations of one of the largest counties in the nation.On Wednesday, Stephens got to see what it's like to run a school in Georgia's largest school district.

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Gwinnett boys hoops teams in KSU event

Four boys teams from Gwinnett County will get big tests right away in the Eric Snow Holiday Classic on Saturday at Kennesaw State.

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Gwinnett Place security upped for holidays

DULUTH -- Contrary to some perceptions, criminal activity in the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District -- once the commercial nucleus of the county -- dropped by nearly 25 percent between 2007 and 2009, according to police data.But CID leaders aren't taking any chances.

THOMAS: Palestinians must make changes to really negotiate

If the definition of insanity is repeating the same mistake over and over again, then U.S. policymakers over several administrations should be institutionalized and relegated to padded cells.

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GWINNETT GAB: Wells Fargo stagecoach visits Gwinnett

NORCROSS — Wells Fargo & Company celebrated its arrival in the Atlanta area with stagecoach rides Wednesday for students at Rockbridge Elementary School.

WORLD: Gay youth shot during pride celebration

Gay youth shot during pride celebration

SPORTS IN BRIEF: Mill Creek's Bass signs with Carson-Newman

Mill Creek’s Bass signs with Carson-Newman

NATION: FDA warning: Alcoholic energy drinks unsafe

FDA warning: Alcoholic energy drinks unsafe

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Deal to headline Chamber lunch

Gwinnett business leaders will be among the first to hear from Georgia’s new governor, still a few weeks before he takes office.

PEOPLE: Man accused of shooting TV over Palin

Man accused of shooting TV over Palin

DALY: After yardwork, take care of gardening tools

Throughout the growing season, home gardeners depend on a variety of tools to accomplish their gardening chores. During the winter months, most of these tools are not used and are put away in storage. However, prior to storing, they require some simple maintenance to keep them in good shape and to be ready to tackle projects the following spring and summer. Proper maintenance helps increase the life of garden tools and equipment, and improves the ease and efficiency of their use.

Sugar Hill Kroger celebrates opening with ribbon-cutting

SUGAR HILL — The city of Sugar Hill will celebrate the grand opening of Kroger at the corner of Ga. Highway 20 and Suwanee Dam Road at 10 a.m. today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Hawks' Cierski mixes strength, quickness for record results

HOSCHTON — Shannon Jarvis wants you to understand Tyler Cierski’s value extends far beyond his statistics.

ROBINSON: Defense budget too big to ignore for debt reduction

Editor’s note: Kathleen Parker is temporarily changing her column schedule due to her new TV show. Eugene Robinson will run on Thursdays and Parker will run on Sundays in the Post in the meantime.

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Local twins duel for worthy cause

A confusion experienced by many others also has happened to me at a past state swim meet. I crossed paths with Duluth head coach Jim Reason and said hello, only to have him give me a brief nod as if he had no idea who I was.

LETTERS: Government not full of intelligence

I understand that we have to get government spending under control. What I do not understand is why the government does not have a whole brain between all its people.

Final Sugarloaf stretch approved

LAWRENCEVILLE — The final piece of the Sugarloaf Parkway will soon be under way.