News for Friday, September 3, 2010


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Crenshaw alums use prep game as means to reunite with each other

SUWANEE -- An hour or so before game time Friday night, an unofficial welcoming committee clad in red and black sauntered across the parking lot, smiles and young children in tow.The clan of North Gwinnett fans warmly greeted their supposed enemies, a few dozen supporters and graduates from Crenshaw High School. Their Bulldogs would soon be butting heads on the gridiron with the nationally ranked Cougars, but, for now, the visitors from California were newfound friends.

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After shooting, South vows to stick together

Chris Merritt, her husband and a handful of other volunteers joined together Friday night to serve as a team of ambassadors for the school. Their mission: Act as hosts while also keeping an eye out for any activity that may need the attention of school administrators or the police.

Police say angry ex returns to rob pair

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville woman and her new beau visiting from out of town awoke to the sound of a semi-automatic pistol racking Wednesday, the woman's estranged ex threatening to kill them, police said.

Football, Labor Day, Dragon Con will add to metro Atlanta's traffic woes

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Officials are predicting a nationwide increase in holiday traffic this Labor Day weekend -- and they're not even factoring in everything going on in the Atlanta area.

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RICH: Unlocking the secrets of some mysterious keys

At Mama's house, which is now my office, I found a tea cup filled with keys.

Kiwanis Club looking for tournament golfers

BUFORD — The North Gwinnett Kiwanis Club is looking for a few more golfers for its annual golf tournament Sept. 13.

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Davis - McTigue

Dr. and Mrs. Jefferson Underwood Davis of Albany announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Elaine Davis of Port Aransas, Texas, to Nathan David McTigue of Port Aransas, son of Mr. and Mrs. David McTigue of Lawrenceville.

LETTERS: Beck rally was all about honor

Kathleen Parker's rant (“Real meaning hidden in Beckapalooza,” Sept. 2, Page 6A) misses completely, as does the comment of virtually all the mainstream media, the real meaning of last Saturday’s rally.

Barrow partners with feds for safety month

WINDER — Weather-related emergencies know no seasons. But reminders to be ready always come in handy.

Gwinnett Gab: Golf tournament planned for late umpire

Golf tournament planned for late umpire

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Biemiller - Stein

Dr. Rachel Ann Biemiller and Lt. Kent Adam Stein were married June 5 in Duluth. The Rev. Joe Evens and Deacon Mike Byrne officiated the ceremony.

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70th anniversary

William T. and Mary Harrison Odom of Lilburn recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 8, 1940, in Winn, Ala.

NATION IN BRIEF: Police release scientist in airport scare

Police release scientist in airport scare

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Maring - Lovett

John and Jody Maring of Lawrenceville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexa Maring of Lawrenceville, to Paul Lovett of Lawrenceville, son of Lawton and Kathy Lovett of Fitzgerald.

Suwanee needs votes to win treehouse for kids

SUWANEE — The city of Suwanee wants to make its "super-duper-awesome-incredible, handicap-accessible, eco-friendly treehouse” a reality.

JENKINS: Driving cross country is a memorable experience

Last week I did something I’ve never done before: I kept my mouth shut and stayed out of trouble.

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YARBROUGH: There's no place like the Peach State

You can take the boy out of Georgia, but you can’t keep him from swelling with pride while he’s gone.

GWINNETT GRADS: Army 'D' to rely on trio of Broncos

As they entered the demanding job of military academy student-athletes, Josh Jackson and brothers A.J. and Jarrett Mackey did so with a built-in support system.

LARSON: Labors of love can become quite lucrative

It’s Labor Day Weekend, and for 90 percent of the work force it’s a chance to kick up their feet and relax. And for the other 10 percent, well, it’s just another three days to try to figure out how to make some money.

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GSU's opener a rousing success

ATLANTA — The first football game ever at Georgia State University couldn’t have gone much better.

Restaurant opens at Avenue

LAWRENCEVILLE — A new neighborhood bistro is now open at The Avenue Webb Gin.

County program helps subdivision get county sewer

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Peachtree Corners neighborhood is finally getting a break from septic tanks.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Russell Middle students win fishing essay contest

Two businesses recently sponsored a writing contest in which students were asked to relate tales of their best fishing experience.

Mark your calendars for fall festivals in Gwinnett

Temperatures are slowly dropping and soon leaves will begin to lose their lush green colors ushering in the fall season which, for Gwinnett, is filled with festivals. Here’s a look at the events coming up this season.

LETTERS: Silent majority was heard at rally in Washington

I had the privilege, along with five busloads of people from North Georgia, to be at Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally in Washington on Aug. 28. Leaving early on Friday morning and arriving home late on Sunday evening, I never heard one complaint.

WORLD IN BRIEF: UPS plane crashes near Dubai airport

UPS plane crashes near Dubai airport

Winder-Barrow theater group gives back to community

WINDER — A portion of proceeds from Winder-Barrow Community Theatre’s recent production of “Bye Bye Birdie” will go toward purchasing books and other supplies for the Winder Library.

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HUCKABY: Smart, critical thinkers at the root of great inventions

I remember that when I was real little — which is what we in the South say when we actually mean when I was “really young” — hearing about the Smithsonian Institute in Washington.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Witness recants in Anna Nicole conspiracy case

Witness recants in Anna Nicole conspiracy case

McLEOD: Minding the gap keeps you from falling into the abyss

“Mind the gap.” It’s a phrase commonly used to warn train passengers of the gap between the station platform and the train door. But it’s also a metaphor that applies to many areas of our lives.

Spiritual calendar

Sept. 7

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Higgins - Swatzell

David and Carol Higgins of Dacula announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Higgins of Dacula, to Matthew Swatzell of Dacula, son of Mark and Holly Swatzell of Lawrenceville.

Community news

Lyons makes Eagle Scout

Leadership program open to young girls

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Gwinnett organization dedicated to increasing self-esteem and leadership skills among girls and young women is gearing up for its annual leadership development program.


May 24

G-Braves win 4th straight over Bulls

DURHAM, N.C. — Looking at recent results it would seem it was the Gwinnett Braves, not the Durham Bulls, who had the best record in the International League and were headed to the postseason.

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Neil Bradley

Mr. Neil J. Bradley, age 72, of Hapeville, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2010. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Bradley. He is survived by ...

David Etheridge

David M. Etheridge, age 51 of Dacula, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2010. Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, September 4, 2010 in the Chapel ...

Michael Cady

Mr. Michael Cady, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Eleanore Olechna

Eleanore, M. Olechna, formerly of Jermyn, PA. resided in Snellville, GA, passed away September 1, 2010. Predeceased by her husband, John A. Olechna, brothers Walter, Al and Edward Burke and ...

Lena Sheridan

Lena B. Sheridan, age 93, of Bethlehem, GA died September 2, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411

Judith Hodgson

Judith Hodgson, age 63, of Lawrenceville, GA died September 1, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411

Ronnie Mcclung

Mr. Ronnie G. McClung, age 63, of Winder, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

William Grap

Mr. William Grap, age 84, of Auburn, GA passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Elizabeth Hamilton

Elizabeth (Bette) Noel Hamilton went home to be with God on September 1, 2010 at the age of 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Jim Hamilton who ...

Cory Miller

Mr. Cory Wayne Miller, age 24, of Cleveland, GA and formerly of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. He was preceded in death by his great ...