News for Friday, October 1, 2010


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Lawrenceville family decimated in N.C. crash

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A 3-year-old twin boy was the lone survivor when a Lawrenceville family of five crashed on a swamped North Carolina highway Thursday, officials said.

Second suspect found in armed robbery

DULUTH -- Good news: A second suspect in the August armed robbery of a Duluth video game store has been identified.

New school plans 5K to raise funds

DACULA -- Angela Patton, a speech-language pathologist, founded the Sage School so children with dyslexia and other language learning differences could get a quality education in a Christian environment.

Former bus driver: Buford Schools fired me for Facebook post

BUFORD -- When Buford City Schools bus driver Michele Threlkeld finished her final route on the last day of school, she reported to her supervisor's office, as was routine.

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A great help: More than 300 volunteer projects planned for two days

NORCROSS -- Norama Cisco planted flowers Friday morning in front of the home of a family she had never met. Photo slide show inside

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Emanuel quits White House

WASHINGTON -- Reshaping the tone and tenor of the White House, President Barack Obama on Friday replaced the colorful and caustic Rahm Emanuel with the private Pete Rouse as his chief of staff, shifting to a new phase of his presidency with a drastically different aide as trusted gatekeeper.

PEOPLE: Katherine Heigl: I don't believe my own press

Katherine Heigl: I don’t believe my own press

LETTERS: Longer yellow light more effective than red light cameras

In its stubborn attempt to keep its failed traffic ticket cameras, the city of Duluth is spinning the facts.

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LARSON: This column accounts for what really counts

Like a little kid craning to see the car’s odometer roll over into the next all-zero milestone, I must admit it excites me every time that happens with my column, which today rolls over to 600. I looked back over the past 11 years and thought it might be fun to chronicle all my other big rollover events.

WORLD: Balloonists feared dead after 50 mph fall

Balloonists feared dead after 50 mph fall

LETTERS: Cancer kills, but heart disease is even more deadly

Don’t get me wrong, I like the “Save the Tatas” campaign as much as anyone, and the pink newspaper today is cute.

Spiritual Calendar


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50th anniversary

David W. and Joan P. McKinnon of Lilburn recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 17, 1960, in Greenville, S.C. David is retired from Sears Roebuck Company and Joan is retired from Gwinnett County Public Schools. They have two children, Mark McKinnon married to Wendy McKinnon, of Bethlehem, and Christy Carrington married to Alan Carrington, of St. Marys. They also have six grandchildren, Jordan, Allison and Nicholas Carrington of St. Marys and David, Dalton and Dillon McKinnon of Bethlehem.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Social Network'


Producer of 'The A-Team,' other TV shows dies at 69

Stephen J. Cannell, the voracious writer-producer of dozens of series that included TV favorites ‘‘The Rockford Files,’’ ‘‘The A-Team’’ and ‘‘The Commish,’’ has died at age 69.

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McLEOD: Why telling people how to behave never works

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could tell people what to do, and then have them actually do it?

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YARBROUGH: A rare chance for me to laud Michael Adams

When I pay University of Georgia President Michael Adams a compliment, you may be sure it is the real thing.

NATION: Storm brings heavy wind, rain

Storm brings heavy wind, rain

College Notes

The following students made the President’s List at Georgia College and State University:

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Lamb - Furey

Cathy Lamb of Lawrenceville announces the engagement of her daughter, Nicole Leigh Lamb of Dahlonega, to Eric Furey of Dahlonega, son of Eric and Samantha Furey of Lula.

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HUCKABY: It's easy to cast blame if you're anonymous

Folks used to refer to Athens as a football town with a drinking problem. Now I suppose it is fair to say that Athens — with more than 50 bars and night clubs — is a drinking town with a football problem. And for all you non-sports fans out there, don’t toss the paper aside without continuing because this column really and truly isn’t about football or sports, but about a greater phenomenon that has slowly taken over our culture since the onset of the Internet age — the anonymous blog.

LETTERS: Private sector is where country's wealth is created

Eugene Robinson writes that “Republicans propose hiring freeze for federal workers.” Robinson believes that policy will ensure high unemployment.

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RICH: I guess sometimes I can't believe what my own eyes are seeing

It’s getting to the point that I don’t believe my own eyes or trust what my ears hear. Sometimes it feels like I’m starring in the old movie, “Gas Light,” where the world is conspiring to make me think I’m crazy.

PREP ROUNDUP: Bulldogs nip Hawks in 7-AAAAA tilt

HOSCHTON — Fourth-ranked North Gwinnett edged No. 3 Mill Creek 7-6 in a Region 7-AAAAA clash Friday.

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Otts - Dickerson

Janet Johnson Otts of Cumming and Brian E. Dickerson, of Canton were married March 13 in Cumming. The Rev. Jason Rodenbeck officiated the ceremony.

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Nancy Jones

Mrs. Nancy Woodall Jones, 67, of Duluth, GA, died September 29, 2010, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She is survived by her husband, Edmund Jones; daughters and sons ...

Michael Gregory

Michael Eugene Gregory, age 50, of Lawrenceville, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Gregory; daughter and son in law, Lauren and Jarrod Oxendine ...

Pauline Copeland

Mrs. Pauline Mae Pennell Copeland, age 71 of Eastanollee, GA passed away September 28, 2010. Arrangements byWhitelock Mortuary, Toccoa 706-886-9411

Joan Lester

Joan Lester, age 74 of Duluth, GA, passed away September 30, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Floyd Addington

Mr. Floyd Addington, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Youngblood Addington; and son, Floyd Wayne ...

Yoon Lee

Yoon Jeong Lee, age 39 of Buford, GA died September 28, 2010. Funeral Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924,

Connie Gilliam

Connie Sue Gilliam, age 62, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away September 29, 2010. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182

Robert Foster

Robert W. Foster age 65 of Loganville, GA passed away September 29, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200