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College VP dies of heart attack

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Lonnie Harvel, a charter cabinet officer at Georgia Gwinnett College, died Thursday from a heart attack, school officials said Friday.

Police seek pair in counterfeiting

DULUTH -- Officials are searching for a couple they believe passed off a large number of counterfeit $100 bills Wednesday in order to purchase high-dollar electronics in Duluth.

Police: Victims reticent in robberies

NORCROSS -- Somebody is habitually robbing residents at an apartment complex near Norcross, and they're getting away with it because victims are reticent to work with investigators, police said Friday.

Caution urged as temperatures dip below freezing

An earlier-than-usual first freeze warning for much of north Georgia this weekend provided safety experts the chance to remind Gwinnett residents of dangers inherent in colder weather.

1 suspect ID'd in pawn robbery

NORCROSS -- Using DNA left at the scene, Gwinnett County police have identified one suspect believed to be involved in a violent October smash-and-grab robbery at a Norcross pawn shop.

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Man jailed for drunken teen party

CONYERS -- A man acting as chaperone at a house party where teens ended up drunk will spend the next year in jail. And it should be an early warning to anyone who hosts New Year's Eve parties this year, according to the judge.

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White - Braley

Robbie and Phylis White of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Traya White of Snellville, to Stephen Braley of Loganville, son of Rick and Terry Braley of Loganville.

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Sciavicco - Harris

Mr. and Mrs. Dana Sciavicco of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Nicole Sciavicco of Lawrenceville, to Samuel James Scott Harris Jr. of Flowery Branch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Harris of Flowery Branch.

1 suspect ID'd in pawn robbery

NORCROSS — Using DNA left at the scene, Gwinnett County police have identified one suspect believed to be involved in a violent October smash-and-grab robbery at a Norcross pawn shop.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Suge Knight to continue suit against West

Suge Knight to continue suit against West

LETTERS: What has Obama accomplished?

The recent letter from George Morin castigates columnist Cal Thomas for not congratulating President Barack Obama for anything that Obama has accomplished. Perhaps Morin will point out to us just what Obama has really accomplished beyond purposely creating divisiveness to advance his personal goal of government control of all aspects of our country.

RICH: There is no shame in not being able to do everything yourself

In a moment of not thinking perfectly clear, I agreed to sit on a panel composed of several women for a television show. The idea was that we so-called “experts” would answer questions posed by guys who wanted to know about the inside thinking of a woman.

LETTERS: Robinson provides more balance to opinions page

The best thing that has happened in the Gwinnett Daily Post in a while is the publication of Eugene Robinson’s columns. At last you have moved toward a more balanced coverage of our politics.

YARBROUGH: Pundits, it's your move to talk election

Let’s hold off on dissecting the general elections until the political pundits have had their say. They don’t know any more than you and I do — after all, we are the voters — but they think they do and telling them otherwise might offend them. Political pundits can be very sensitive.

GWINNETT GRADS: GAC's Thomas still a threat

Chris Thomas knew he wouldn’t get the blanket coverage he did in high school — he regularly saw double- and triple-teams as a Greater Atlanta Christian senior in 2009 — but he knew being a prolific goal scorer in college would be much tougher.

HUCKABY: I now understand the restroom plight

Now I know how the other half lives.

Warriors' Riopel stymies Gladiators

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Nic Riopel carried over his hot streak from last week, stopping 32 of 33 shots to lead Greenville to a 3-1 win over Gwinnett on Friday night at the Bi-Lo Center.

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Davis - West

Ellen Coles Davis of Nashville and James Rould West of Nashville announce their engagement.

McLEOD: Why I finally lifted my ban on sports analogies

If you’re in business, you’ve no doubt had someone — probably your boss or a motivational speaker — attempt to inspire you with a sports analogy.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Al-Qaida group takes blame for mail bombs

Al-Qaida group takes blame for mail bombs

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Margaret Payne

Margaret Walsh Payne, 64, of the Laurel Branch community in Bryson City went to be with the Lord and her husband on November 2, 2010. She put up a courageous ...

Daniel Wheeler, Jr.

Mr. Daniel J Wheeler, Jr., age 91 of Commerce, GA who passed away on November 3, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

Margaret Pratt

Margaret Prattt, age 88 of Lilburn, GA passed away November 4, 2010. Survivors and arrangements to be announced. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral ...

Thelma Robarts

Mrs. Thelma Clarice Robarts, age 95 of Pendergrass, GA who passed away on November 3, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

Lorene Petty

Lorene Archer Petty, age 89 of Buford, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 4 PM Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Eva Trottier

Eva B. Trottier age 92 of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, November 1, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Randy Broach

Randy Broach, age 52 of Monroe, GA passed away November 3, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594 www.stewartfh.com

Beatrice Ivey

Mrs. Beatrice Key Ivey, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Delma T. Ivey ...

Edward Burke

Edward Burke age 54 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Saturday, October 30, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Joy Moyer

Joy Wood Moyer age 56 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

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