News for Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Belk unveils new logo

A department store that has been around for generations is developing a new modern brand.

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CLINE: Program gives GCPS students role models

We all have someone we look up to. On Monday at Chateau Elan Golf Club that point was made both literally and figuratively.

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Living her dream: Radio personality joining Grayson cheerleading squad for a week

Morning radio personality Wendy Adams is fulfilling a high school dream.

LETTER: Voters got what they deserved

People sounding off over Bannister's resignation on this paper's website and most are anti-Bannister. They forget that he was elected as commissioner in the last election.

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Gwinnett chairman: County scrambles to set vote

Four days after the resignation of Gwinnett's chairman, officials are still tight-lipped about the process to replace him.

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Gwinnett's Teacher of the Year list narrows to six

Gwinnett County Public Schools is a step closer to naming this year's top teacher. Julie Bailey-Wegner, a fifth-grade teacher at Mulberry Elementary; Debbie Trevino, an eighth-grade language arts teacher at Bay Creek Middle; Sergio Parra, a Spanish teacher at Osborne Middle; Jennifer Helfrich, a media specialist at Radloff Middle; Katie Saldarriaga, an ESOL teacher at North Gwinnett High; and Steve Kuninsky, a science teacher at Parkview High, have been named finalists for the 2011 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year title.

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Man wanted in four area bank heists

Police ask for the public's help in identifying a note-passing bank robber suspected in heists in Gwinnett, Forsyth and Fulton counties.

Lawrenceville woman dies in Tenn. motorcycle wreck

A Lawrenceville woman died over the weekend when the motorcycle she and her husband were traveling on struck a sports car in Tennessee.

Police: No one cooperating in apartment shooting case

Police are receiving minimal cooperation from people involved in a non-fatal Monday night shooting at an apartment complex near Duluth, an official said.

Barrow's left turn lane on Ga. 211 to finish under budget

One of central Barrow County's most urgently needed road improvements is nearing completion sooner than planned, and even better, more affordably.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Hurricane Paula threatens Cancun resorts

Hurricane Paula threatens Cancun resorts

Missing woman found at Buford park

BUFORD — A Forsyth County woman that had been missing for a week was found unharmed at Buford Dam Park on Tuesday afternoon.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: TV to showcase Taylor Swift's concert tour

TV to showcase Taylor Swift’s concert tour

LETTER: Government must listen on airport

So, how many accidents involving aircraft using Briscoe Field and smashing into surrounding neighborhoods are required for you to be convinced that increasing air traffic in and out of Briscoe is not good for the folks who live close to the field?

Cardiovascular Group to hold free health fair

LAWRENCEVILLE — A local doctor’s office will be helping out those who help them next month, offering a free health fair for the county’s public safety departments.

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McCann did best to keep Cox around

ATLANTA — Brian McCann did all he could to keep Bobby Cox’s career going. In the end, it wasn’t enough.

The sound of one hand clapping

I was preparing to applaud the Obama administration and specifically Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for announcing the deportation of a record number of criminal aliens last year. According to the Washington Times, ‘‘the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported 392,862 aliens in fiscal year 2010, slightly less than a 1 percent increase over 2009 but short of the agency’s goal to remove 400,000 this year.’’

NATION IN BRIEF: Band arrested after blocking LA freeway

Band arrested after blocking LA freeway

Winder-Barrow Middle wins $5K to buy new equipment for center

WINDER — Winder-Barrow Middle School won $5,000 in a contest to purchase new computer equipment for its media center.

Barrow's left turn lane on Ga. 211 to finish under budget

WINDER — One of central Barrow County’s most urgently needed road improvements is nearing completion sooner than planned, and even better, more affordably.

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Thomas Dillard

Mr. Thomas "Tom" Dillard, age 86, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mattie Dillard; and ...

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Jerry Woodall, Sr.

Jerry Woodall, Sr. age 73 of Grayson passed away Saturday, October 9, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

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Geraldine King

Mrs. Geraldine Skelton King, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvie King. She is survived by ...

Peter Dunn

Peter H. Dunn age 63 of Duluth, formerly of England died suddenly at home on October 9, 2010. Peter was a loving husband, father, grandfather and dear friend who will ...

Charles Smith

Charles Smith age 56 of Snellville, GA passed away October 9, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Heing Tang

Heing C. Tang, age 88 of Suwanee, GA died October 10, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

David Richard Blihovde, Jr.

DAVID David Richard Blihovde, Jr. age 49 of Buford, Georgia, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2010 at Gwinnett Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memorial services are scheduled for ...

Burnie Jeanette Johnston

Mrs. Burnie "Jenny" Jeanette Johnston age 67 of Jefferson, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2010. Arrangements to be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 ...

Michael Kendrix

Michael R. Kendrix, age 38 of Lawrenceville, GA died Saturday, October 9, 2010. Funeral Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Bonnie Garmon

Bonnie Jean Garmon age 51 of Winder, GA passed away October 10, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Peggy Elliott

Peggy Jean Elliott age 71 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Saturday, October 9, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Polly Patton

Miss. Polly M. Patton, age 100 of Jefferson, GA who passed away on October 11, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

Perren Gerber

Perren Gerber age 76 of Grayson, GA passed away October 9, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Jerry Rolader

Jerry Rolader, age 60, of Loganville, GA, died October 9, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com

Kimberly Cunningham

Kimberly Michele Cunningham, age 40, of Buford, GA passed away October 8, 2010. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550

Margaret Duncan

Mrs. Margaret Duncan, age 89 of Lawrenceville, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2010. Memorial Services will be held 5 PM Thursday, October 14, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Stateroom of Tim ...

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