News for Saturday, September 18, 2010


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One year later: A look at how far everyone has come since storms caused historic flooding

A year ago this week, Lawrenceville resident Dan Welgoss was as messy emotionally as his beloved home was physically.Photo slide show inside

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Pageant vet wins Miss Gwinnett

It's a new dawn, a new day and a new life for Lauren Edmunds. And as the new Miss Gwinnett, she's feeling good. Edmunds, who performed a jazz dance to the Michael Buble song "Feeling Good," was awarded the crown Saturday at the Gwinnett County Fair.

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Child's legacy persists via charity work

Days shy of her first birthday, Leah McCammon made a tragic mistake in March 2002 that would eventually end her life. But in the grand scheme, it could positively affect the lives of other kids for years to come.

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Suwanee Day brings families, merchants together

The day dawned warm and sunny on Saturday, welcoming Suwanee's 26th annual Suwanee Day Festival and Parade. The size and scope of the much-anticipated celebration has grown considerably since the first one in 1984, one year before the city got its first traffic signal. Photo slide show inside

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Republicans rally at Wild Bill's for sweep

Several hundred Republicans converged in Duluth on Saturday to rally for a sweep of Georgia's statewide elected offices.

13-year-old boy dies after being hit by car

A 13-year-old died after being struck by a car while crossing the road Friday.

Drivers encouraged to give their car a day off

Officials are encouraging people to give their cars a day off this week.

Prep Roundup: Buford wins Gold Division of tourney

LILBURN -- Buford was undefeated for the day as the Wolves shut out Eastside 7-0 and Luella 9-0, and beat Parkview 9-1 in five innings to win the Gold Division at the Brookwood tournament Saturday.

Lawrenceville honors former Central Gwinnett principal

The daughter of a former principal at Central Gwinnett High School received a surprise at her 50th reunion. Central Gwinnett's class of 1960 gathered Saturday evening at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse for a reception, dinner and dance. In celebrating this milestone, the class members asked Lawrenceville Mayor Rex Millsaps to declare today Boyd Q. Baggett Day in the city of Lawrenceville.

Shiloh pursuing IB diploma option

The International Baccalaureate program in Gwinnett might be expanding out of Norcross. Members of the Gwinnett County Board of Education said they strongly support Shiloh High School in its quest to offer the IB diploma program. Norcross High is the only school in Gwinnett that offers the diploma.

Dedications of new schools begin today

The first two of eight formal dedication ceremonies for Gwinnett County Public Schools' new facilities will take place today.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Candidates at separate events this Thursday

Voters have the chance to meet many of the local candidates -- but not at the same place.

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.

Loganville to outsource planning duties

LOGANVILLE — City planning director Pat Chapman is leaving Loganville, having made the decision to move to Tennessee, where her husband now owns and operates his business.

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BRODER: The maverick's subtle ways

As Republican leaders assess a tea party movement that has both energized and polarized their ranks, John McCain takes a generally benign view of the political landscape — but clearly comes down on the side of the traditional establishment rather than with the young rebels.

Avenue welcomes 5 new businesses

SNELLVILLE — The Avenue Webb Gin is welcoming five new retailers and restaurants this fall.

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Republicans rally at Wild Bill's for sweep

DULUTH — Several hundred Republicans converged in Duluth on Saturday to rally for a sweep of Georgia’s statewide elected offices.

Panthers almost pull off upset vs. Gamecocks

ATLANTA — Playing just its third football game, Georgia State almost pulled off a major upset.

Lou Nell Williams

Lou Nell Williams, age 81 of Bethlehem, GA passed away September 16, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

John Martin

John "JP" Martin, age 75 of Monticello, GA passed away September 15, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010

Millard Adams

Mr. Millard Adams, age 86, of Snellville, GA passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leades and Sally Bradberry Adams; and sisters ...

Kathleen Reynolds

Kathleen Reynolds, age 85, of Savannah, GA, passed away September 17, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

William Standridge

Mr. William Dwight Standridge, age 54 of Jefferson, GA who passed away on September 16, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Lois Raines

Lois E. Raines of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, September 17, 2010. She was born April 8, 1919 to Lee and Pearl Eller, Atlanta, GA. She was preceded in ...

Joann Johnson

Joann Johnson age 76 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away September 16, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Alan Bills

ALAN "A.B." L. Alan "A.B." Bills, age 62, passed away September 16, 2010 surrounded by his family after a three-year battle with prostate cancer. He was born June 5 ...

Clayton Ballard

Clayton Ballard, age 60 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2010. Funeral Services will be held at 4 PM on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Auburn Seventh day ...

Nancy Reed

Nancy Lynn Reed, age 29 of Loganville, GA passed away September 16, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010