News for Friday, November 19, 2010


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Mason Braswell

Mason Dean Braswell, age 7 years and 13 days, entered into Heaven on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. His family is quite certain that Michael and Gabriel have been replaced at ...

Robert Cantrell

BUDDY" Robert L. Cantrell of Duluth, GA passed on November 17, 2010 at the age of 65. Buddy was a loving husband and known by many for his generosity and ...

James Littles

Mr. James E. Littles age 63 of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Thursday, November 18, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Abdol Hassinzadh

Abdol M. Hassinzadh, age 53 of Alpharetta, died November 17, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Donna Bean

Donna Marie Bean, age 45 of Bethlehem, died November 17, 2010. A Memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Monday, November 22, 2010 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel ...

Roger Martin

Mr. Roger Neal Martin, age 51 of Talmo, GA who passed away on November 18, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

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Hudgens raises more than $90K

DULUTH -- The Hudgens Center for the Arts reached out to the community in October, urgently asking for donations to help feed its dwindling base of operation costs.

Prep Roundup: Towns scores 20 in Patriots' win

LILBURN — Ka’Vonne Towns scored 20 points, leading the Berkmar girls to a 68-57 season-opening victory Friday night.

Bus wreck sends kids to hospital

NORCROSS — Several children were taken to the hospital with minor injuries Friday afternoon after police say a pregnant woman hit their Gwinnett County school bus head on.

LETTERS: Sealing the borders isn't the answer

Dick Yarbrough’s last column (“It’s Time To Fix Our Borders,” Nov. 13, Page 6A) bordered on the outrageous. He would have us believe that one solution for our threats from terrorists is to seal the Mexican border, to magically wall out all but, perhaps, selected entertainers, maids and waiters.

WORLD: Google will purge UK data

Google will purge UK data

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McCLEOD: Is spiritual growth connected to the bottom line?

Is the recession good for your soul?

NATION: TSA to let pilots slide on patdowns

TSA to let pilots slide on patdowns

GWINNETT GRADS: Adams emerges as Terps' short-yardage guy

With two veteran running backs ahead of him on the depth chart, D.J. Adams just wanted to crack the playing rotation.

YARBROUGH: Overlooked again, again

Rats. It looks as though I have not been selected to be a member of Gov.-elect Nathan Deal’s transition team. Frankly, this is getting old. I am told that both Roy Barnes and George E. Perdue didn’t pick me when forming their administrations because they both thought my advice wasn’t worth a jar of warm spit. That may be the only thing the two men ever agreed on.

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Gladiators rally, fall to Stingrays

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — David de Kastrozza scored twice, including the game winner late in the second, to lead the South Carolina Stingrays over the Gwinnett Gladiators 4-3 on Friday night at the North Charleston Coliseum.

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Georgia's Own opens branch in Grayson

GRAYSON — A new branch of Georgia’s Own Credit Union celebrated its grand opening in Grayson on Friday.

LETTERS: Cal Thomas needs to get facts straight

Cal Thomas’ article (“Palestinians must make changes to really negotiate,” Nov. 17, Page 10A) fails to do what all good reporters typically do: report the news. Thomas claims that the U.S. government is insane to exert pressure on Israel “to stop building settlements in the West Bank.” He also writes that”peace negotiations” are meaningless due to Palestine’s demands. He then riddles off several rhetorical questions that do little to justify his previous points.

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RICH: There are some places men just don't belong

It is possible that I could say that I didn’t believe my eyes. The truth is when it comes to the bizarre, the absurd, the downright unnatural, my eyes pretty much believe whatever they see.

Gas South newest sponsor of the arena

DULUTH — Gas South has become the newest sponsor of the Gwinnett Center. The company, which is the state’s fastest-growing natural gas provider for the past two years, will have its distinctive flame logo on signage at the arena, conference center and performing arts center as well as on the Diamondvision Billboard along Interstate 85.

Berkeley Lake moves toward bond referendum

BERKELEY LAKE — City Council members voted Thursday to take the first step in seeking a bond to finance the necessary repairs to the Lake Berkeley Dam. City Attorney Dick Carothers will engage bond counsel, and a special referendum will be held March 15, giving voters the choice of using a bond to finance the $2.8 million price tag.

PEOPLE: EU says Italy must repay concert money

EU says Italy must repay concert money

HUCKABY: Don't worry, be happy

Boy, am I ever tired. I mean it. I am just plain worn out. “To a frazzle,” is the way my mama used to put it. I have been on edge all fall. Since way back in the summer actually. Tension, tension, tension. Worry, worry, worry. Stress, stress, stress. That stuff will kill you, don’t you know. I am ready to take a chill pill, y’all.

Students get week off for the holiday

LAWRENCEVILLE — Students and teachers in Gwinnett County are getting an early holiday treat: an entire week off for Thanksgiving break.