News for Tuesday, October 26, 2010


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Public calls for Kenerly to resign

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Commissioner Kevin Kenerly made motions Tuesday to allow a truck rental facility and a personal care home, to abandon a former public road and honor two neighbors who stepped in when a woman was being attacked by dogs.

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Various leaders pay visit to Norcross High on 18th annual Bus Trip Across Georgia

NORCROSS -- Two tour buses filled with educators and community leaders visited Norcross High School on Tuesday as part of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education's 18th annual Bus Trip Across Georgia.

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Teacher of the Year finalist Parra: 'Every kid can perform'

HOSCHTON -- Sergio Parra doesn't just use Gwinnett County Public Schools' Quality-Plus Teaching Strategies to inform his instruction. He keeps a laser focus on the research-based practices.

Suwanee postpones decision on gas station, car wash

SUWANEE -- City Council members voted Tuesday to postpone a decision regarding a proposed QuikTrip gas station and separate car wash at 3359 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in the Suwanee Gateway area.

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Woman charged with exploiting elderly

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Officials have arrested the owner of a Lawrenceville assisted living facility after they say she pilfered at least $10,000 from an elderly client's personal bank accounts.

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Police: Driver on heroin, cocaine in crash

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A North Carolina driver who triggered an Interstate 85 crash in June that injured three people was under the influence of heroin, cocaine and prescription medication, according to an arrest warrant released this week.

LETTERS: School boards don't want to let go of your money

The seven public school districts, including Gwinnett, seeking to do away with a system that uses public funds to pay for charter schools are a perfect example of the arrogance of the public school boards of education and the ignorance of the taxpayer.

LETTERS: NPR head should lose job over Juan Williams' firing

The president of NPR should be fired over her canning of Juan Williams. Williams made a statement that a vast majority of Americans would agree with and then he is fired. The federal government should demand the firing of NPR’s president and then cancel government funding for NPR.

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THOMAS: Big government needs diet advice from Brits

Thirty-six years ago when he first ran for Congress, Lake Jackson, Texas, obstetrician Ron Paul rented billboards depicting a seriously obese Uncle Sam with the caption, ‘‘Put Big Government on a Diet.’’

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Wachovia's changeover to Wells Fargo complete

LAWRENCEVILLE — More than two dozen Wachovia financial centers in Gwinnett County got new signage over the weekend and are now Wells Fargo banks.


Locals lead Jets to Southern Football League title

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Teacher of the Year finalist Parra: 'Every kid can perform'

HOSCHTON — Sergio Parra doesn’t just use Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Quality-Plus Teaching Strategies to inform his instruction. He keeps a laser focus on the research-based practices.

G-Braves notes: Thumbs down on Freeman's fall

Having to cut short his stay in the Arizona Fall League a year ago certainly didn’t hurt Jason Heyward’s progress. Now the Atlanta Braves hope that is also the case with Freddie Freeman.

GMC to hold rally for trauma care amendment

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett Medical Center will host a rally in support of Ballot Amendment 2 — aimed at improving statewide trauma care — on the front lawn of its Lawrenceville campus Thursday.

Study: Ga. women lead US in breast cancer screening

According to an independent national committee, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia leads the nation in percentage of eligible women receiving their recommended mammograms.

Evermore CID meeting rescheduled for Wednesday

STONE MOUNTAIN — A specially called meeting of the Evermore Community Improvement District board was canceled Tuesday, causing the one-day delay of expected momentum on naming a new executive director.

State house ballot full of newcomers

With five seats and only a pair of incumbents trying to maintain their posts, Gwinnett County’s ballots for the Georgia House of Representatives are full of political newcomers.

Nesbitt ECHL player of week

DULUTH — Derek Nesbitt made quite a return to the Arena at Gwinnett Center. The Gwinnett Gladiators’ forward, who last played here during the 2007-08 season, scored five goals, added an assist and was plus-7 in two wins last weekend.

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Week 9: Honor roll and defensive player of the week

■ Who: Collins Hill’s Travis Parker

Seminar to target meth's impact on community

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Georgia Meth Project’s commercials (think: scabby, drug-addled teens stealing from purses or bleeding in the shower) aren’t easily scrubbed from the psyche.

LETTERS: Homeowners can't predict future of surrounding area

I am getting weary of letter writers chastising us for buying homes near the airport and then having the audacity to complain about expansion!

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Larry Clayton

Mr. Larry Steven Clayton, 42, of 122 Orvis Way, Dalton, GA died unexpectedly at Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. Mr. Clayton was born on November 7 ...

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Maxine Waters

Maxine Waters, age 84, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at her home in Lawrenceville with her loving family by her side. Funeral Services in ...

Charles Bruner

Charles Junior Bruner, age 66 of Jasper, Ga passed away October 23, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815.

Ralph Phillips

Ralph Phillips, age 80, of Winder, GA passed away Oct. 25, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Billie Britt

Mr. Billie Wayne Britt age 59 of Winder, passed away Sunday, October 24, 2010. Arrangements to be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 ...

Rev. Lawrence L. Kitchens

Preacher Kitchens age 86 of Loganville, passed away Monday, October 25, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Wednesday, October 27,2010 at Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Loganville with ...

Pam Barrick

Pam D. Barrick, age 51, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away October 24, 2010. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 770-967-5555

Joey Reed

Mr. Joey "Jo Jo" Reed age 45 of Buford, GA passed away on October 23, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Eunice Satterfield

Eunice Satterfield, age 94 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away October 24, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages, Lawrenceville Chapel, 7709-963-2411

John Long

John Mobley Long, 47, of Decatur, GA died on October 22, 2010. He is survived by his son, John Thomas Long; mother Patricia Holmes; father John W. Long; sister & ...

Ida Holman

Ida Lee Holman age 97 of Flowery Branch passed away, Saturday, October 23, 2010. Funeral services will be held 11 AM, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of ...

Lucille Bruce

Mrs. Lucille Sanders Bruce, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-four years, Emory Lee ...

Hector Bahamonde, Jr.

Hector Juan "John" Bahamonde, Jr., age 60 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Sunday, October 24, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Mary Siple

Mary Catherine Siple age 56 of Statham, GA passed away on October 24, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...