News for Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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Martin Kopchik

Father Martin "Marty" Kopchik, MSFS age 61 of Snellville, GA passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Johnnie Gunter

Mrs. Johnnie Mae Orr Gunter age 77 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, November 8, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Virginia Rogers

Virginia P. Rogers, age 84 of Cumming, Ga passed away November 7, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Charles F. Ramey, Jr.

Charles F. Ramey, Jr., age 55 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away November 8, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Regina Ogene

Regina Ogene, age 63 of Duluth, died November 9, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Peggy Leach

Mrs. Peggy Leach, age 72, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, November 8, 2010. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Karole Lund. She is survived by her ...

Mildred Vanglider

Mildred C. Vanglider, age 78 of Cumming, Ga passed away November 5, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Ruth Rice

Mr. Ruth B. Rice, age 86, of Winder, GA passed away November 8, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

William Lashbrook

William V. Lashbrook, age 87 of Canton, Ga passed away November 6, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Mary Lou Boone

Mary Lou Clements Boone, age 78 of Cumming, Ga passed away November 7, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Kathryn Elizabeth Cannady

Kathryn Elizabeth Cannady, age 79 of Loganville, passed away Monday November 8, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

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Ex-official answering to child molestation charges

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A former Lawrenceville official and community business leader serving 10 years for a federal child pornography conviction has been returned to Gwinnett for the first time since 2007, but it's unclear exactly why.

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Gwinnett students get help applying for college

DULUTH -- Students at Duluth High School don't typically fill out college applications during school hours, but senior Lisa Ngunawan completed three during school Tuesday.

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Former Gwinnett Planning Commissioner arrested in theft

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Former Gwinnett Planning Commissioner Floy Jumper, whom police had been investigating on accusations he stole from his church, was arrested and charged with theft Monday morning.

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Hope Clinic moving to a new, larger location

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Hope is getting a new home.

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Bulldogs prepare for Auburn

The Georgia football team began preparations for its final Southeastern Conference game of the season Monday by working out for approximately one hour under the lights on the Woodruff Practice Fields.

SPORTS IN BRIEF

Swimmer Upchurch commits to UGA

LETTERS: Democrats listen, but message not reaching people

Contrary to Kathleen Parker’s and Cal Thomas’ callous misinterpretation of the election results, it IS all about the message.

Screenings coming to Grayson

GRAYSON — Gwinnett County residents in and around Grayson will soon have the chance to be screened for stroke and osteoporosis when Life Line Screening comes to the area.

Elementary, middle school students to be released early

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett County’s elementary and middle school students will be released early from school today and Thursday.

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Showtime: Wesleyan's quiet Karempelis speaks with his feet

NORCROSS — Lining up as a slot receiver for his sixth-grade football team didn’t interest Kyle Karempelis.

Winder's new city admin on board

WINDER — Donald Toms, the recently hired city administrator in Winder, came on board Monday and participated in his first city council meeting on Tuesday. Toms was hired to replace former city administrator Bob Beck, who died unexpectedly in April.

THOMAS: A freshman, not a rookie

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Rep.-elect Bill Huizenga is a freshman Republican congressman who will assume the seat held for 18 years by Rep. Peter Hoekstra. Their Western Michigan district is mostly Republican, white and Protestant.

LETTERS: Robinson has to make you laugh at his viewpoints

Thank you GDP for allowing us to read articles written by Eugene Robinson. It is refreshing to get a good laugh from your “perspective” page. Wal-Mart degrees are really something. Mr. Robinson keeps writing that the GOP is the party of “no.” Why hasn’t he told us how many times the donkeys said “no” these past two years to the GOP? A little hypocritical don’t you think?

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Mattie's Call issued for missing elderly Duluth man

DULUTH — Authorities have issued a Mattie’s Call for a 74-year-old Duluth man suffering from mental illness after his family reported he’s been missing since Monday morning, police said.

BISHER: About the BCS...

Look, I’m not a fluent observer of the BCS — which stands for Bowl Championship Series, as I understand it. I have hovered over it, read critiques of it from coast to coast, some righteous observations, some meanly critical.

CLINE: Giving thanks doesn't take a special day

We’re getting closer to the day known for giving thanks, and like most of us I realize I should do so much more often. But before we get to turkey day, there’s another holiday that should have us counting our blessings.

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