News for Saturday, November 20, 2010


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James Littles

James E. Littles, age 63, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Mae D. Littles; sister ...

Susan Dunn

Mrs. Susan Elaine Clark Dunn, age 57, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, November 19, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry E. Dunn; daughter, Julia ...

Joyce Barr

Joyce Evelyn Barr, age 79 of Dacula, GA passed away November 20, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages, Lawrenceville Chapel, 7709-963-2411

Christine Dunagan

Christine Dunagan, age 68 of Toccoa, passed away, Friday, November 19, 2010. Funeral services will be held 4 PM, Sunday, November 21, 2010, in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Trisha Rapp

Trisha Rapp, age 63 of Norcross, GA, passed away November 19, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Shigeko Floyd

Shigeko Floyd, age 76 of Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Tracy Hughes

Mrs. Tracy Crawford Hughes, age 46, of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday, November 19, 2010. She is survived by her husband, John Hughes, Cumming, GA; daughter, Summer Hughes, Buford ...

Virgil Peppers

Mr. Virgil A. Peppers, age 82, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, November 19, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Rosie Peppers. He ...

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Families turn out to help environment at recycling event

The Heacock family knows a lot about recycling. Just about all of their trash can become an art project.

PREP ROUNDUP: Wheeler, Brown lead Bulldogs past Comets 51-43

SUWANEE — Annie Wheeler scored 15 points and Lexi Brown helped with 14 points as North Gwinnett topped South Gwinnett 51-43 at the Bulldog Classic on Saturday.

SPORTS IN BRIEF: Eagles to hold college signing ceremony

Eagles to hold college signing ceremony

Buford, Wesleyan win coin flips

Minutes after his team’s Class A second-round state playoff win over Athens Academy early Saturday morning, Wesleyan football coach Franklin Pridgen reflected on the last time he had to have a site for a playoff game decided by the flip of a coin.

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Bronaugh - Tate

Jim and Shelley Bronaugh of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Suzanne Bronaugh of Lawrenceville, to Bradley Joel Tate of Atlanta, son of Joel and Lenore Tate of Graniteville, S.C.

Collins Hill football team raises $26K for Children's Healthcare

SUWANEE — The Collins Hill football program recently donated $26,000 to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a sum that will be matched with an in-kind donation to the school’s athletic program.

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Gagnier - Canzano

Holland Annette Gagnier and Vincent Michael Canzano were married Sept. 25 at St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Church in Lawrenceville. The Rev. James L. Harrison officiated the ceremony.

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Trumbo - Blair

Melanie Nicole Trumbo and Brandon Scott Blair were married Oct. 23 at Fort Mountain State Park in Georgia. The Rev. Nancy Christensen officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven E. Trumbo of Lilburn. She is a 2006 graduate of Brookwood High School and graduated with honors in 2010 from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in natural resource management and outdoor recreation.

Thanksgiving travel on the rise

For the first time in three years, Thanksgiving travel in the state of Georgia is projected to increase.

Road closures

• Alcovy Road from Alcovy Springs Drive to Sweetgum Road will require intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through December 2011 for roadway improvements associated with Sugarloaf Parkway extension.

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Soppet - Ricks

Dr. Stephen and Ruth Soppet of River Forest, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Soppet of Atlanta, to Matthew Scott Ricks of Atlanta, son of Don Ricks of Norcross, and Sue Dean of Loganville.

HOT lane work to break for holiday weekend Wednesday

LAWRENCEVILLE — Construction will take a break for the Thanksgiving holiday, but Interstate 85 drivers will have to worry about the express lanes project until then.

Lions get ugly win in season opener

LILBURN — It wasn’t pretty — at times downright ugly, in fact — but Peachtree Ridge’s season-opening effort was good enough to defeat Dunwoody 49-36 in Saturday’s opening round of Parkview’s Tip-Off Classic.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senators support ban on earmarks

Georgia’s two senators voted this week to ban earmarks and are hoping to move the country toward a balanced budget.

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Stingrays continue streak over Gladiators

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC — Pierre Luc-O’Brien scored two goals and added an assist to lead the South Carolina Stingrays to their third win in a row over Gwinnett 3-2 at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Gwinnett County Police bestowed Meritorious Award, reaccreditation

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Gwinnett County Police Department is once again being acknowledged for its hard work.