News for Friday, September 17, 2010

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Mother, daughter among robbery suspects

NORCROSS -- A mother-daughter duo is among a crew of suspects implicated in recent armed robberies in Norcross.

Husband jailed in blow torch attack

AUBURN -- Police have charged an Auburn man with aggravated assault for allegedly dousing his wife in gasoline and trying to ignite her with a blow torch.

GOP stands behind Deal

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The financial woes of its gubernatorial candidate won't stop the Gwinnett GOP from supporting Nathan Deal, party chairman Bruce LeVell said Friday.

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Adair house work goes on

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A 173-year-old home is getting a new coat of paint, but those hoping to take a tour will have to wait another year.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Mark Twain finally gets Nev. recognition

Mark Twain finally gets Nev. recognition

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LARSON: Classic Car Show shows classy retirement living

“Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh…”

YARBROUGH: Teachers get same promises every election

Pay attention, teachers.

Friday Kickoff Week 4 - Salem at Apalachee

This Region 8-AAAA matchup will be an emotional test of Apalachee’s ability to rebound from its first loss in 14 regular-season games.

Friday Kickoff Week 4 - Therrell at Buford

After being shut out two weeks ago by No. 1 Carver-Columbus, Buford bounced back with a big win over Westminster.

Motorcycle cop struck by car

SNELLVILLE — A DeKalb County motorcycle officer working as part of a funeral escort was struck by a vehicle in Snellville Friday afternoon, sustaining serious injuries, Snellville police spokesman Chief Roy Whitehead said.

HUCKABY: Tell special people they're great while you have time

I woke up Wednesday morning and checked my e-mail, just as I do most mornings. You never know who might have decided to berate you during the night. I was delighted to find a message from an old high school friend, Jane Exley Reed. My delight turned to sorrow when I learned that the purpose of her e-mail was to inform me that her neighbor, John Guthrie, had passed away the previous evening.

Teenager hit by car

DACULA — A 14-year-old boy sustained serious injuries after being struck by a car in Dacula Friday night, police said.

Friday Kickoff Week 4 - Parkview at Shiloh

Parkview and Shiloh are the only winless teams left in the Region 8-AAAAA this season.

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Deitrich - Whitaker

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Dale Deitrich of Lilburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Heidi Deitrich of Atlanta, to Jameson Ty Whitaker of Atlanta, son of Kenneth Doyle Whitaker of Macon and Sue Ellen Whitaker of Atlanta.

NATION IN BRIEF: UAL, Continental approve airline merger deal

UAL, Continental approve airline merger deal

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JENKINS: I'd gladly say so long to summer if it didn't last so long

The longer I live, the more our endless Georgia summers oppress me. Don’t get me wrong — living here in the summer is a lot better than not living, although sometimes I suspect it’s kind of like what certain people experience when they’re not living.

Race for Autism biggest ever

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Georgia Race for Autism and Family Fun Day, formerly known as Stonemill Race for Autism, will be bigger than ever this year.

Friday Kickoff Week 4 - Mountain View at Mill Creek

Since dropping its season opener to Dacula, Mill Creek has reeled off consecutive wins. Mill Creek head coach Shannon Jarvis credits the Hawks’ success to the offensive line, led last week by Austin Hagan (seven pancakes) and A.J. Ruechel (eight pancakes).

Man crushed to death by machinery

NORCROSS — A worker at a Norcross business was crushed to death by a piece of machinery Wednesday.

Suit may impede police

LAWRENCEVILLE — Beware of local speed demons, as a lawsuit between Gwinnett and its cities could leave local law enforcement empty-handed in stopping them.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Hurricane Karl heads toward central Mexico

Hurricane Karl heads toward central Mexico

More schools will receive Title I funds

SUWANEE — Five additional Gwinnett County schools will receive federal money this year to help provide a more equitable education to students who are considered economically disadvantaged.

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Allen - Poe

Roger and Sonya Allen of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter Kaylon Renee Allen of Lawrenceville to Michael Timothy Poe of Winder, son of John and Dorothy Poe of Dacula.

LETTERS: Maloof owed ample praise for Dacula sports

Will Hammock wrote a good article Thursday concerning Dacula (“Dacula football survives, thrives despite shrinking student body,” Sept. 16, Page 1B).

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Bobby D. Pressley

9/17/1934 - 1/11/2010 God took him to his loving home. God saw him getting tired; a cure was not to be. He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered "come ...

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William Jackson

C. "BILL" William C. "Bill" Jackson, age 78 of Lawrenceville, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Graveside service will be held 11 AM Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Gwinnett Memorial ...

Stuart Lambertson

Mr. Stuart Lambertson, age 55, of Lawrenceville, GA and formerly of Savannah, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. His father, John E. Lambertson, preceded him in death. He ...

Raymond Reed

Raymond Donald Reed, age 63, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, September ...

Janet Sekulich

Janet Louise Sekulich, age 89 of Buford, Ga passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Mary Talley

Mary Raley Talley, age 89 of Cumming, Ga passed away Thursday, September 16, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Robert Lane

Robert "Bob" Lane, age 79 of Grayson, GA passed away September 15, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

Martha Johnson

Martha Nell Johnson, age 81 of Buford, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100, www.stewartfh.com ...

Joann Johnson

Joann Johnson, 76, of Snellville, Georgia entered into rest on Thursday, September 16, 2010. The Service Celebrating the Life of Joann Johnson will be held Sunday, September 19, 2010 at ...

Robert Akin

Robert "Bobby" Elton Akin, age 58, of Lawrenceville, GA, born on September 17, 1951 passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Bobby was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and ...

Ladonna Russell

Mrs. LaDonna Russell age 86 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Grace Shepherd

Mrs. Grace C. Shepherd, formerly of Norcross, Georgia, died August 28, 2010 in Clanton, Alabama. Mrs. Shepherd was 86 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband of ...

Elizabeth Story

Elizabeth Florentine Story, age 85 of Alpharetta, Ga passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Kirt Beasley

Kirt Patrick Beasley, age 43 of Canton, Ga passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Thomas Acree

Thomas H. Acree, age 64 of Lilburn, GA, died Wednesday, September 15, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Kay Acree; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lesley and Scott ...

Millard Adams

Mr. Millard Adams age 86 of Snellville, GA passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Joann Payne

Joann F. Payne, age 78 of Sautee, Ga passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

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