News for Friday, October 8, 2010

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Botched extra point seals Heritage victory

CONYERS -- It wasn't the prettiest victory, but Heritage will take it. Quami Stanley took an option pitch and ran, un-touched for a 15-yard touchdown on the first play of overtime, and the Patriots survived after Winder-Barrow kicker Cesar Saucedo missed the potential tying extra point in a 14-13 victory.

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Lasseter steps in as county's top official

Officials hope to make a smooth transition, after the resignation of Gwinnett's top elected official.

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Competition donates $600 worth of food to co-op

Heather Smith scours grocery stores weekly, coupons in hand, looking for deals. But last Saturday, her skills were used for the greater good.

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Questions linger in 2004 fatal shootings case

A Gwinnett Superior Court judge on Friday allowed defense attorneys more time to prepare an argument that their client, who faces the death penalty, has been denied his Constitutional right to a speedy trial.

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Monster match: Can you ID these Netherworld employees and their alter egos?

NORCROSS -- Carley Edge spends her days working as a dog groomer in Hamilton Mill. But come nightfall, the 24-year-old morphs into a monster.Photo slide show inside

SEC commissioner speaks of Hispanic heritage

LAWRENCEVILLE — Luis Aguilar came to the United States as a refugee from Cuba when he was 6 years old.

LETTERS: A sad day for Gwinnett; an opportunity for positive change

It is always sad to see elected officials resign under controversy. When it happens in your own county it seems doubly so.

LARSON: Even troops need a little love from home

When it comes to supporting our troops, Kat Orr of Loganville goes above and beyond the call of duty. Through her nonprofit organization known as Operation Love From Home, she has sent more than 100,000 Christmas cards to our troops.

JENKINS: When does anonymity equate to cowardice?

In the novel “Caught” by Harlan Coben, a man who took the fall for a college prank gone horribly wrong decides, decades later, to exact revenge on the four fraternity brothers who were also involved but never implicated. So he sets out to ruin their reputations by posting vicious lies and rumors about them on Internet blogs and chat rooms — anonymously, of course.

Principals laud benefits of teaching kids to behave

LAWRENCEVILLE — When children don’t know how to read, schools teach them how.

Road closures

• Alcovy Road from Alcovy Springs Drive to Sweetgum Road will require intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through December 2011 for roadway improvements associated with Sugarloaf Parkway extension.

NATION IN BRIEF: Serial stabbing suspect charged in Ohio attack

Serial stabbing suspect charged in Ohio attack

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GWINNETT GRADS: Central's Smith a playmaker for Samford

Christian Ponder’s pass was tipped and Bryce Smith swooped in to grab it, giving Samford’s football team early hope and a rare highlight in a lopsided loss to ACC power Florida State earlier this season.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: GCPS seeks public input on instructional materials

Gwinnett County Public Schools invites parents and members of the community to join staff members in reviewing and providing input on proposed curriculum materials, including textbooks for new and updated high school courses in the areas of mathematics, science and technical education.

HAMMOCK: Carnival-type atmosphere at North

SUWANEE — Walking into North Gwinnett’s stadium Friday night, fans were greeted with free Wendy’s hamburgers and the Heisman Trophy. Not the actual Heisman, the high school version, but it looks just the same.

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HUCKABY: Times may change, but is that really good?

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a kid these days? It has been a long time since I’ve had a little one in my house. It has been even longer since I’ve been one. Oh, for the simple joys of childhood — but are they really so simple? Or joyful?

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Defense wraps in Smith case

Defense wraps in Smith case

GWINNETT GAB: Duluth resident to graduate from apprentice program

Duluth resident to graduate from apprentice program

WORLD IN BRIEF: Escape shaft nearly reaches trapped miners

Escape shaft nearly reaches trapped miners

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Huber - Staley

Mr. and Mrs. Red Huber of Longwood, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Ann Huber, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., to David Pollard Staley of Suwanee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Staley of Suwanee.

Charlotte Trefz

Charlotte Trefz age 81 of Grayson, GA passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Joseph Simonton

Joseph Simonton, age 62 of Cumming, GA passed away October 5, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Melvin Hardy, Jr.

Melvin Hardy, Jr. age 81, of Tucker ,GA died Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Jack Branning

Jack Richard Branning age 81, of Tucker ,GA died Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Bette Everts

Bette Ann Everts, age 83 of Snellville, GA passed away October 6, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Everts, sons, David Bennett and William J ...

Rodney Malcom

Rodney Emerson Malcom of Bethlehem, GA passed away October 5, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Chester Lenore Spain, Sr.

Chester Lenore Spain, Sr., age 90, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 1/2 years, Dorothy Lee Lovin ...

Wilma Ramey

Mrs. Wilma Hope Ramey, age 75, of Duluth, GA, died October 6, 2010. Mrs. Ramey was born in Dahlonega, GA. She had lived in Duluth for 55 years. She was ...

Grady Johnson

Mr. Grady Johnson, age 85 of Auburn, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, October 9, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel ...

Kenneth White

Kenneth Ray White age 50 of Snellville, GA passed away October 5, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

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