News for Tuesday, November 23, 2010


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Thomas Drake, Jr.

Thomas C. Drake, Jr., age 55 of Stone Mountain, GA passed away November 21, 2010. Arrangements by Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811

Darrell B. Duncan

Darrell B. Duncan, age 83, of Lawrenceville, Georgia entered into rest on November 23, 2010. Survivors and Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC ...

David Reynolds

David Noah Reynolds age 20 of Royston, GA passed away Monday, November 22, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Charles Ledbetter

Charles Douglas Ledbetter, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA and formerly of Tucker died November 22, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726 ...

Lewis Cunningham

Mr. Lewis Douglas "Doug" Cunningham, age 86 of Jefferson, GA who passed away on November 21, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Donald Miller

Donald Miller, age 46, of Loganville, GA passed away November 22, 2010. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182

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Healthy holiday: Jazzercise class to be held on Thanksgiving

SUGAR HILL -- This Thanksgiving, Amie Bryans wants women to huff and puff before they stuff.

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Holiday lighting is back

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnettians can once again kick off the Christmas season with the 23rd Annual Lighting of the Tree on Thanksgiving Day.

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'By faith and not by sight': Lions Clubs help award-winning blind pianist

NORCROSS — Nancy Jones rarely wears the T-shirt she wore that day, and she was only at that particular Wal-Mart by happenstance, killing time during her son’s piano lesson.

NATION IN BRIEF: Investigators question whether boy fell from plane

Investigators question whether boy fell from plane

Parkview girls fall to N. Cobb

LILBURN — Though still among Gwinnett County’s most dominant basketball teams, evidence that Parkview’s girls basketball team is rebuilding was painfully apparent Tuesday night.

IL All-Star among Braves' signees

Jose Constanza beat out Gwinnett’s Matt Young for an outfield spot on the International League all-star team last season. Now both are part of the Atlanta organization.

Georgia better but still failing on premature births

The state of Georgia improved over last year’s marks on the March of Dimes’ annual premature birth report card, but still earned an “F.”

CLINE: Embracing the life of a principal

LILBURN — “And we’re on in 3, 2, 1...”

Fire that killed infant ruled accident

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Saturday night fire that killed an infant boy has been ruled an accident, after an autopsy showed the child died of smoke and soot inhalation, officials said Tuesday.

BISHER: Even the hate has lost its sting

It’s a long tumble down from a year ago, when Georgia put Georgia Tech away in the stadium that bears the name of its revered old coach, Bobby Dodd.

Investigation results in arrests, meth, pills

LAWRENCEVILLE — A long-term investigation into a pair of groups selling methamphetamine in Gwinnett has resulted in 18 arrests since it began in September, officials said, and police are asking for help finding yet another suspect.

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Self-motivation letter pushes Eagles' Whitworth

Chloe Whitworth remembers the exact moment her cross country season changed and it had nothing to do with how fast or how far she ran.

Some county services taking holiday break

LAWRENCEVILLE — The holidays mean a break for county government staffers, and an impact to Thursday trash service in unincorporated Gwinnett.

Prep Roundup: Host North goes 3-0 in tournament

SUWANEE — North Gwinnett’s boys basketball team closed out the North Gwinnett Tipoff Classic with a 57-54 win over Mays to go a perfect 3-0 in the round-robin tournament. North, which was led by 21 points from Clayton Williams, led 33-16 at the half before Mays surged back to take the lead with just over two minutes left. North recovered for the win.

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Future bright for Lions' sophomore Brickell

Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way. Josh Brickell is a really good cross country runner.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Drill breaks through in NZ mine rescue

Drill breaks through in NZ mine rescue

County, cities to meet again on service delivery

LAWRENCEVILLE — Officials from Gwinnett and its cities will again try to find a solution for a service delivery dispute that has spent nearly two years in court.

LETTERS: County as big as Gwinnett needs a CEO in charge

Gwinnett County needs a CEO who is a public administration professional running the corporate entity we call Gwinnett County government. This person would be appointed by the BOC through a hiring process to ascertain credible qualifications.

Crash victim wasn't wearing seat belt

LAWRENCEVILLE — The elderly woman who died during a car accident in Lawrenceville Tuesday morning was not wearing her seat belt, officials said.

Buford center to offer stroke screenings

BUFORD — Screenings for stroke and osteoporosis will be coming to Buford next month.

Wolves' Case, Overstreet commit to SEC programs

Buford juniors Kallie Case and Lexi Overstreet, who have helped the Wolves three state titles in their fastpitch softball careers, have made recent commitments to SEC softball programs.

Gladiators shut out Stingrays

DULUTH — The Gwinnett Gladiators beat South Carolina for the first time in four tries and jumped back into the top spot in the ECHL standings with a 2-0 victory at home Tuesday.