News for Monday, November 29, 2010

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Helen Baer

Mrs. Helen Beatrice Brown Baer, age 80, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen J. Baer; and ...

Julio Delgado

Julio Cesar Delgado, age 79 of Duluth, Georgia passed away November 26, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411

Joanne Marie Labarbera

Joanne Marie DeFazio LaBarbera, age 62, of Winder, GA, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 28, 2010 after a fifteen year battle with cancer. Joanne always said ...

Randy Harrison

Randy Harrison, age 42 of Dacula, Georgia passed away November 26, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411

Alice Sanders

Alice Emily Bowlan Sanders, age 86, of Winder, GA passed away November 28, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

H. Glynn Ray

Mr. H. Glynn Ray, age 72, of Norcross, GA and formerly of LaGrange, GA passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2010. He is survived by his wife of twenty years ...

Charles Smith

Charles Kenneth (Ken) Smith, age 49, of Winder, GA passed away November 26, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Lauri Wade

Lauri Brown Wade of Snellville, GA passed away November 29, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

Bobby Thomas

Bobby "B.J." Thomas age 73 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Sunday, November 28, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Donald Deen

Donald R. Deen, age 71, of Mt. Airy, GA, formerly of Gwinnett Co. passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2010. He was an electrician with IBEW local #613. Survivors include ...

Marcelina Stephens

Marcelina E. Stephens, 76, of Winder, Ga. passed away on November 27, 2010. Born in Cohocton, NY, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Evelyn Giacomi, wife of ...

David Mcdaniel

Mr. David Allen McDaniel age 55 of Winder, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2010. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

Joan Earley

Mrs. Joan Wilson Earley, age 59, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Emma Lou Wilson ...

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Police: Man assaulted pregnant woman

A Norcross man is accused of assaulting an unborn child for kicking a pregnant woman in the abdomen during a drunken tirade Thanksgiving morning, police said.

FBI: Armored car employee robbed Monday at gunpoint

SNELLVILLE — The robbery of an armored car employee Monday morning in Snellville may be connected to a recent series of similar crimes in metro Atlanta, officials said.

Braves re-sign Boscan, Ramirez

Atlanta re-signed catcher J.C. Boscan and outfielder Wilkin Ramirez as free agents and they are among eight minor leaguers to receive invitations to major league spring training with the Braves. Both played with Gwinnett last season.

Wiedeman fearless as ever in college

Trent Wiedeman was deemed not quite tall or athletic enough to play inside in a league like the ACC. But the College of Charleston freshman has sure come up big in two games against ACC teams.

HOT lane construction continues

DULUTH — Lane closures will continue this week on Interstate 85 as a contractor works day and night to convert high occupancy vehicle lanes to toll lanes.

HOOPS NOTES: Norcross 0-2 going into showdown at Milton

The Norcross boys were ranked No. 20 nationally by USA Today going into the basketball season, but the Blue Devils will take an 0-2 record into tonight’s showdown at No. 1 Milton.

Palmer inactive for first time

ATLANTA — Michael Palmer could celebrate with his teammates as Matt Bryant kicked his winning field goal in the final seconds against Green Bay on Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

None injured in weekend Barrow barn fire

WINDER — Officials said no one was hurt in a weekend barn fire in Barrow County that drew Georgia Forestry Commission workers, who cut a fire break around the burning structure.

Husband dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett police reported Monday that a Lawrenceville man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after fatally shooting his estranged wife Nov. 14.

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THE BLITZ: Gwinnett makes mark on state playoffs

THE BLITZ: Gwinnett makes mark on state playoffs

PREP ROUNDUP: Central takes 2nd at tourney

DUBLIN — Central Gwinnett’s wrestling team went 4-1 at the West Laurens Thanksgiving tournament to finish in second place. The Black Knights (9-4) defeated East Laurens 48-36, Carrollton 51-30, Appling County 46-36, Northside Columbus 42-38 and lost to West Laurens 54-29.

Man shot on Thanksgiving in stable condition

NORCROSS — A Norcross man shot multiple times on Thanksgiving night was in stable condition at a local hospital Monday, as Gwinnett County police attempted to sift through an abundance of varying stories about the event that sent him there.

Fire department to host safety symposium

LAWRENCEVILLE — Fire officials want to remind folks that holiday checklists should include safety measures during the upcoming — and typically fire-prone — weeks.

Plea deal struck in gangster's killing

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Lawrenceville man avoided a potential life sentence when he pleaded guilty in court Monday to fatally shooting a high-ranking gang member in 2008, authorities said.