News for Friday, September 10, 2010


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Businessman running for lt. governor

SUGAR HILL -- Waiting for an oil change or a tire rotation, you could get an education from one of Gwinnett's local mechanics -- and he'll try to get your vote while you wait.

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Walking on air: Anti-gravity treadmill helps with rehabilitation

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Donald Heard is quick to rattle off all the important stats about his high school career -- Buford, class of 1958, finishing third in his class with a 94.96 average.

Open mic night to help shelter for homeless women, children

An upcoming open mic night will benefit a planned emergency shelter for homeless women and children.

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Leading the way: Local couple trains puppies to become service dogs

"All right, we're going to work now, you ready?"

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HGTV star to appear at grand opening of furniture store

HGTV star and home design expert Vern Yip will herald the grand opening of a specialty furniture retailer this week at The Avenue Webb Gin.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Only true Cena fans will enjoy 'Legendary'

In a move that totally spits in the face of logic, the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) company has decided to branch out and make a sorta/kinda art film. Co-produced by the established indy studio Samuel Goldwyn, "Legendary" is a sappy, thoroughly predictable sports uplifting drama that would be far more at home (and welcomed) if presented as a low-expectation "After School Special" on any number of basic cable channels.

PEOPLE: Mayweather freed from jail

Mayweather freed from jail

King's Hawaiian to bring distribution center to Hall County

OAKWOOD — A California-based bread company will open up a bakery and distribution center in Oakwood in Hall County, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced this week.

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THE DISH: Fisherman's Catch

4132 U.S. Highway 78, Lilburn

Rotary Club of Buford/North Gwinnett looking for new members

SUWANEE — Like so many fraternities and sororities across the country, the Rotary Club of Buford/North Gwinnett will be holding its own version of rush next week, inviting community members to join the service organization.

GWINNETT GAB: AT&T Pioneers 'light up' Georgia

AT&T Pioneers ‘light up’ Georgia

Options abound for Auburnfest 2010

AUBURN — The events list for October’s Auburnfest 2010 is burgeoning like the Great Pumpkin that Linus was hoping for.

GWINNETT GRADS: Letson key to Ole Miss upset

When Jacksonville State scored a touchdown in the second half of double overtime last Saturday, pulling within a point of SEC foe Ole Miss, Norcross grad Ronnie Letson quickly fired a question from his upstairs coaches box.

NATION: Fire contained after explosion

Fire contained after explosion

Man charged with money laundering

GAINESVILLE — A Dacula man was charged by a United States District Court Friday for reportedly laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug cartel money through his auto business.

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40 Watt Club

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HUCKABY: Take time to remember Sept. 11

Sept. 11 — nine years later. Where were you? What were you doing when you heard? How did it make you feel? Angry? Sad? Afraid? All of the above?

Evermore CID stalled again by no-shows

STONE MOUNTAIN — The Evermore Community Improvement District board was once again left without a quorum Friday because of a stalemate between business leaders.

Gwinnett teen pleads guilty in '08 triple murder

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Lawrenceville teen pleaded guilty this morning to fatally shooting his mother — a Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department deputy — and two sisters in 2008.

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JENKINS: I wondered if Gwinnett reads? Why yes, we do

When I first heard about Gwinnett Reads, I was like, “Really? Gwinnett reads? I knew Gwinnett watches football and obsesses about other people’s lawns and sits in traffic for two hours. But reads? Who knew?”

Autumn Heritage Festival returning for second year

LOGANVILLE — Last year’s Autumn Heritage Festival was so successful that the Loganville event is returning for its second year.

RICH: Stand out in the crowd by following 10 business commandments

One night as a particularly hard, extremely long rain poured down, I discovered a leak in my roof. The leak became a minor problem. Finding a roofer to show up and fix it became the primary problem.

One nabbed in shooting

LAWRENCEVILLE — Police have implicated a Lawrenceville man in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House in July that injured one.

ART BEAT: 'Murder in the Magnolias' offers genuine slapstick

Murder, mayhem and hysterically funny hijinks are in the offering when New London Theatre presents “Murder in the Magnolias” from Sept. 17 through Oct. 3. Nine performances of the play will be produced in New London facility at 2485 E. Main St. in Snellville.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Three educators named Georgia's top counselors

The Georgia School Counselors Association recently selected three Gwinnett County Public Schools educators as the state’s top counseling professionals, recognizing them for the support they provide to students.

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Gwinnett Calendar

Send items for Gwinnett Calendar to or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. Please include event name, time and date, location, with address, phone number and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.

WORLD: Iran postpones releasing of American hiker

Iran postpones releasing of American hiker

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LOCAL EVENT: 'True West' offers poignant look at the lives of two brothers

Eric Michael Bragg slipped into the mind-set of seeing Jeffrey Scott Bailey as an older brother fairly easily.

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LARSON: Local musician does more than just fiddle around

The voice was unmistakable. “One more dollar and I’m goin’ home,” it trilled over the XM radio in our car. My husband and I turned and looked at each other. Can it be? Leah Calvert? The same Leah Calvert who sang on our deck for his 60th birthday party? Well, it had to be because no one else in the world has a voice like that.

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Movie Trivia

So, you think you’re good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: Prime Suspect: The Complete Collection

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Open mic night to help shelter for homeless women, children

LAWRENCEVILLE — An upcoming open mic night will benefit a planned emergency shelter for homeless women and children.

FILM FANS: 'The American' may be slow for some

EDITOR’S NOTE — Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week: “The American”.” Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail

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McCormick - Deitrich

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carl McCormick of Lilburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Ann McCormick of Atlanta, to Christopher Ryan Deitrich of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Dale Deitrich of Lilburn.

Prep Roundup: Spartans split at Shaw Invitational

COLUMBUS — Greater Atlanta Christian split its first two games at the Shaw Invitational on Friday night.

Spiritual Calendar

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YARBROUGH: The great debate in the Ga. pool hall

In all the hubbub over the construction of a mosque at Ground Zero in New York City as a reciprocal gesture of friendship to Muslims who have agreed to build the Ali Khamenei Baptist Tabernacle in downtown Tehran, you may have missed the latest debate between Georgia’s gubernatorial candidates sponsored by the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in a pool hall in Greater Garfield.

MCLEOD: Can your buddy's brother-in-law bring you down?

What happens if your best friend’s sister gets divorced?

Hazel Tyson

Mrs. Hazel Tyson, age 77 of Lawrenceville passed away, July 21, 2010. A memorial service will be held, at 1 PM, Saturday, September 11, 2010 in the State Room of ...

Portia Scott

Mrs. Portia J. Scott age 76 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Arnold Sloan

Arnold Sloan, age 51 of Snellville, GA passed away September 7, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Robert Beach

Robert Ward Beach, age 65, of Dacula, died September 5, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Andrea Beach; children, Heather Beach Wademan and her husband, Ivan, of Atlanta, GA ...

Jean Rhinehardt

Jean Rhinehardt age 73 of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

William Bodifor, Jr.

William L. Bodifor, Jr. 35 of Lawrenceville, GA passed Tue., Sept. 7, 2010. Celebration of Life services will be held 3:00 PM, Sat. Sept. 11, 2010 in our chapel. Family ...

Christine Royster

Christine Royster of Lawrenceville, GA passed Wed, Sept. 8, 2010. Services will be held 11:00 AM, Sat, Sept. 11, 2010 at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Ronald Dunnigan, Officiating ...