News for Friday, September 24, 2010

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Murder trial outcome undecided

Jurors will continue deliberations in the case of a 2009 Duluth homicide on Monday, after Friday afternoon didn't allow them enough time to decide the fate of Norcross resident Son Hoang.

Partnership Gwinnett finalist for award

Partnership Gwinnett was recently recognized as one of three finalists for the Georgia Economic Developers Association's Deal of the Year award.

Police chopper crashes in Newton County

A DeKalb County Police Department helicopter crashed and caught fire between the two runways at Covington Municipal Airport Friday afternoon about 4:45, according to the Covington Fire Department.

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Keeping order: Restaurant promotes well-behaved kids

The breaking point came when a little boy throwing rocks shattered a glass lantern outside Laurie Attaway's restaurant, the child's mother standing just five feet away.

Court won't hear case on liquor

Georgia's Supreme Court justices agreed Friday that a lawsuit over Sunday liquor sales in Snellville is now moot.

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Months later, man charged in boy's killing

Nine months since 13-year-old Tre Shambry was accidentally shot to death as he lay in bed, police believe they've charged the trigger man with murder.

Motorcyclist dies in collision with deer

A Stone Mountain motorcyclist died early Friday morning after striking a deer on a Lilburn roadway, police said.

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Baby's 2002 death, father's conviction questioned

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Helen Smith keeps a running tally, ticking like a clock in her head, of days her son has been incarcerated. Come early May, the tally will be nine years, or 3,285 days.

Local woman charged with selling counterfeit jewelry

A Suwanee business owner went to jail Thursday after police said they seized more than $100,000 worth of counterfeit high-end jewelry from her shop.

LETTERS: O'Donnell hardly has qualifications for Senate seat

Cal Thomas dares us again to think rationally in his column titled “Establishment in the crosshairs of tea party” (Sept. 22, Page 8A). Thomas believes that Senate candidate Christine O’ Donnell, R-Del., is a real conservative who will buck the establishment.

GWINNETT GRADS: Au, Gamecocks off to hot start

A Gwinnett connection last weekend continued the impressive start by the South Carolina women’s soccer team.

PREP ROUNDUP: Kleinschmidt, Stars split pair of games

MARIETTA — Pitcher Kylie Kleinschmidt had another big night as the Providence Christian softball team split a pair of games against Class AAAA teams at the Lassiter Tournament on Friday at Sandy Plains Park in East Cobb.

LETTERS: Make crossing at park safer to save lives of children

It is with a broken heart that I send this with the tragic death of young Dakota Wilson. I did not know this child, but I feared for each child I would see trying to cross at this dangerous intersection.

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HUCKABY: My how things have changed since 1789

While that brave band of rebellious radicals that created this country were still embroiled in a fight for their very lives against the military forces of Great Britain, their political representatives in Philadelphia were piecing together a semblance of a national government that they called the Articles of Confederation. It served its purpose for a while but was, in reality, as weak as pond water.

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Baby's 2002 death, father's conviction questioned

LAWRENCEVILLE — Helen Smith keeps a running tally, ticking like a clock in her head, of days her son has been incarcerated. Come early May, the tally will be nine years, or 3,285 days.

HAMMOCK: McWilliams sparks Blue Devil defense

NORCROSS — Mill Creek ran the tunnel screen with success twice previously, each time a Hawk lineman getting a block on Norcross linebacker John McWilliams.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Lindsay Lohan returns to jail in handcuffs

Lindsay Lohan returns to jail in handcuffs

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YARBROUGH: Potted plants ruin a good pontification

This isn’t going to please those boys and girls with the dark glasses and hearing aids who are always talking to their lapels, but my column commandos walked right past them the other night to attend the season’s first Conversation at the Carter Center, otherwise known as Jimmy Carter’s Out-of-Touch-With-Reality Pontifications.

Riverside Elementary teacher honored for decades of work

SUWANEE — Marion Sebastian first heard about the Future Problem Solving Program International while attending a conference.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Ahmadinejad says Iran may end enrichment

Ahmadinejad says Iran may end enrichment

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64th anniversary

Jim and Louise Williams of Dacula recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 6, 1946. The couple is retired from J & L Auto Services in Chamblee. They have two children, Janis Smith, married to Art Smith of Grayson, and Susan Henderson, married to Thomas Henderson, of Aubry, Texas. They also have three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. They celebrated with family at a reception in their honor.

NATION IN BRIEF: Bank robbers strap bomb to abducted teller

Bank robbers strap bomb to abducted teller

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Gilliland - Clark

Ricky and Janice Gilliland of Buford announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Gilliland, of Buford to Jessie Clark of Gillsville, son of Bradley and Denise Clark of Gillsville.

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50th anniversary

William A. and Sandra Phillips Richardson of Suwanee recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 27, 1960, in Columbus. They are both retired and have two children, Randy Richardson, married to Lisa Richardson, and Beth Richardson Hood, married to Eddie Hood. They also have three grandchildren, Brad, Tara and Jenna Richardson. They celebrated with a family dinner.

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Fair exhibitors win ribbons

Michelle Miller, left, Seth Bielstein and Rena Jones are three of the top finishers for the Gwinnett County Fair’s annual exhibitors contest. Miller took eight first-place ribbons, Bielstein won eight first places and two second places, and Jones took home eight first-place ribbons and one third-place ribbon.

Virginia Yenser

Virginia M. Yenser age 84 of Cleveland, GA passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Charles Haymon

Charles Edward Haymon, age 87 of Winder, GA passed away September 22, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Laura Moore

Laura H. Moore, age 72 of Loganville passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, September 24, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Aubrey Sharpton, Jr.

Aubrey James Sharpton, Jr., age 75 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away September 22, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Anna Foster

Mrs. Anna Mae Foster age 85 of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Johnnie Griggs

Mrs. Johnnie Lou Griggs, age 77 of Winder, GA passed away September 21, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Charles Pettis

Charles Pettis, age 85 of Monroe, GA passed away September 22, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594 www.stewartfh.com

Alice Metcalf

Alice Levada Metcalf age 80 of Winder, GA passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2010. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton 706-654-0966

Daniela Joel

Daniela Joel age 14, of Lilburn ,GA died Tuesday, September 21, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

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