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Gwinnett not named in 287(g) lawsuit

No Gwinnett County officials are named in a potential class-action lawsuit filed recently in federal court that challenges the merits of the 287(g) deportation program.

Woman wanted in financial fraud

Gwinnett County police have issued a financial identity fraud warrant for the arrest of a College Park woman already facing similar charges stemming from an incident in May.

3 more schools reach Adequate Yearly Progress

Three Gwinnett schools have been added to the A-OK list, making it a total of 108 county schools reaching Adequate Yearly Progress in 2010.

Judge hands out punishments in triple-fatal wreck

A Gwinnett judge has sentenced two drivers involved in a January 2008 crash that killed three people to prison terms.

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LARSON: Cemetery tour brings new Norcross partnership to life

Baseball, bootleggers, millionaires and more. Those are just a few topics of Norcross history you can learn about on the inaugural city cemetery tour at the Historic Norcross Harvest Festival next Saturday.

LETTERS: Broder mistaken about intentions of the tea party

I take some exception with the column offered by David Broder, headlined “Radicals make center a lonely place to stand” (Oct. 15, Page 8A). Obviously, Mr. Broder’s time spent worshipping the current administration of this country has caused a severe tilt to the left in his mind.

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YARBROUGH: Stop preaching because you're just meddling

Albert Mohler is at it again.

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HUCKABY: A great day in Georgia thanks to those far away

I had a great day Wednesday. I woke up at about 5:30, before the alarm went off and felt refreshed and rejuvenated after a good night’s sleep. I turned on the coffee pot and our dog, Rachel, took me for a walk. It was a beautiful morning. Not a cloud in the sky and a distinct feeling of fall in the air. Both papers were in the driveway and the garbage men had emptied our big green container. I had hit the trifecta!

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JENKINS: How to get from here to there in the least amount of time

If you live in Gwinnett County, you probably spend a lot of time going from one place to another — by car, of course. Our suburbs aren’t designed for people to walk anywhere, as witnessed by our collective bulk, while braving Gwinnett’s busy streets on a bicycle is tantamount to having a death wish.

Gladiators edged in shootout 3-2

ESTERO, Fla. — The start of the game couldn’t have been much worse for Florida Everblades goaltender Bobby Goepfert.

GWINNETT GRADS: Well-traveled Douglas earns national honor

His father Michael Douglas, a member of the Harlem Legends, is known for his basketball, but Chris Douglas has made his mark in another sport after a long journey from Peachtree Ridge.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Swiss celebrate digging world's longest tunnel

Swiss celebrate digging world’s longest tunnel

LETTERS: Pros of airport outweigh cons

In response to Patrick Harney’s letter to the editor (“Government must listen on airport,” Oct. 13, Page 8A), Mr. Harney points out that Briscoe Field has had three fatal airplane crashes involving general aviation in the last year. This is very low compared to the estimated 30 to 50 fatal car crashes that Gwinnett County experiences every year on its highways.

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Krug - Green

Courtney Ann Krug and George Burr Green Jr. were married May 22 at Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega. The Rev. Ronald Grunke officiated the ceremony.

NATION IN BRIEF:Pastor wins car for canceling Quran burning

Pastor wins car for canceling Quran burning

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: T.I. headed back to prison

T.I. headed back to prison

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Guadagno - Stinespring

Jim and Susan Guadagno of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Guadagno of Athens, to Lance Stinespring of Athens, son of Jim and Lynne Stinespring of Suwanee.

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Bettencourt - Pennington

Kathryn Jean Bettencourt and Jerry Michael Pennington were married July 17 at The Georgia Club. The Rev. David Jones officiated the ceremony.

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Francis Mcdowall

Retired Delta Air Lines Captain, Francis (Sonny) McDowall age 89 of Blairsville, GA., formerly of Lawrenceville passed away on Sept. 25, 2010 in the Union General Hospital. Mr. McDowall was ...

Helen Tinsley

Helen Tinsley, age 71 of Cumming, Ga passed away October 13, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Jan Lebovitz

Jan David Lebovitz, age 58, of Lilburn, GA passed away October 13, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411

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  • Derrell Byrd

    Derrell Edward Byrd, age 64, of Commerce, GA passed away October 13, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

    Ann Bradley

    Ann Alford Adams Bradley, age 86, of Covington, GA., formerly of Gwinnett County, passed away on October 14, 2010. Her funeral will be Saturday, October 16 at 11:00 AM in ...

    Mary Lejkowski

    Mary J. Lejkowski age 86 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

    Samuel Formby

    Samuel Howard Formby, age 65 of Ellijay, Ga passed away October 11, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

    Edith Ashley

    Edith Ashley, age 82 of Alpharetta, Ga passed away October 5, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

    James Tollerson

    Lt Col. James C. Tollerson USAF, retired, born in Griffin Georgia, residing in Winder Georgia, died October 11th, 2010, at the age of 86. He is preceded in death by ...

    Robert Hartman

    Robert J. Hartman age 87 of Loganville, GA passed away October 13, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

    Bobbie Jennings

    Mrs. Bobbie Page Jennings, age 80 of Jefferson, GA who passed away on October 13, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

    Jane Barnum

    Jane Barnum, age 85 of Atlanta, Ga passed away October 12, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

    Thomas Tweedell

    Thomas "Hogg" Tweedell, age 100 of Lithonia, GA passed away October 14, 2010. Arrangements by Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811

    Freddy Allen

    Freddy Allen, age 51 of Atlanta, Ga passed away October 12, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

    Rosa Bagwell

    Mrs. Rosa Lou Bowman Bagwell, lovingly known as Mama Bagwell, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband ...

    Robert Ronecker

    Mr. Robert "Bob" Ronecker age 60 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan ...

    Holliday Gordon

    Holliday Gordon, age 49, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away October 12, 2010. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com

    William Waller, Sr.

    Mr. William A. Waller, Sr., age 89 of Auburn, GA passed away October 13, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

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