News for Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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Hermine crosses into Texas

McALLEN, Texas -- Tropical Storm Hermine began to lose its punch as it pushed north Tuesday, after causing landslides in northeast Mexico and leaving one Texas town almost entirely without power.

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CLINE: Banks & Shane make time for Dream House

If you've lived in the Atlanta area for any length of time, chances are you've enjoyed a performance by Banks & Shane. The musicians have been together for nearly 40 years, playing everywhere from festivals and churches to private parties and their own restaurant.

WORLD: Iran says it has right to bar UN inspections

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's nuclear chief said Tehran has the right to bar some U.N. inspectors from monitoring its disputed nuclear program, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported.

Officials vote to continue study of Ronald Reagan Parkway extension

LAWRENCEVILLE — Officials will take longer than expected to study a proposed extension to Ronald Reagan Parkway.

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CLINE: Banks & Shane make time for Dream House

If you’ve lived in the Atlanta area for any length of time, chances are you’ve enjoyed a performance by Banks & Shane. The musicians have been together for nearly 40 years, playing everywhere from festivals and churches to private parties and their own restaurant.

County to create project list regional sales tax could fund

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett’s leaders will soon have a role in creating a list of transportation projects that a regional sales tax could fund.

Fuel spilled at Norcross gas station

NORCROSS — About 50 gallons of fuel were spilled Monday evening at a Norcross gas station as a tanker truck was filling an underground storage tank, a spokesman for the Gwinnett County fire department said.

Prep Roundup: North softball gets past Mill Creek

SUWANEE — North Gwinnett took advantage of several Mill Creek defensive miscues and picked up a big Region 7-AAAAA win Tuesday by edging Mill Creek 5-4.

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Listen up: Eagles' Parker says plenty with his play

SUWANEE — Travis Parker has little interest in talking.

NATION: Pastor plans to burn Qurans on 9/11 anniversary

Pastor plans to burn Qurans on 9/11 anniversary

PEOPLE: Woodward's book called 'Obama's Wars'

Woodward’s book called ‘Obama’s Wars’

Palin's non-word 'refudiate' gets most online searches

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Merriam-Webster’s “Word of the Summer” is not even a word. That’s something no one can “refudiate.”

Cross country roundup: Brookwood girls win Berry Invitational

ROME — The Brookwood girls cross country team won the varsity 4A/5A race of the Berry Invitational on Saturday.

After big opening week, Georgia State football gets to work

ATLANTA — Now that all the hoopla from Georgia State’s debut into college football, it’s time to really get down to business as far as head coach Bill Curry is concerned.

Blackmon, Carter picked for Arizona Fall League

Charlie Blackmon and Anthony Carter were rewarded nicely for their strong seasons in Class AA this year. Both are headed to the prestigious Arizona Fall League.

LETTERS: Gwinnett Place shows how BOC has helped the county decline

In response to Sunday’s article about the decline of Gwinnett Place Mall (“Different strategy,” Sept. 5, Page 1A), How ironic that Commissioner Shirley Lasseter commented: “We’re just worried ...”

LETTERS: A vote is more powerful than some think

If I can inspire just a few people to get out and vote, then I will have done well. Why do you think politicians couldn’t care less how you feel about the issues? They know so many of you will not get out and vote.

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Fire breaks out at Lawrenceville recycling center

LAWRENCEVILLE — A fire at a Lawrenceville recycling center Tuesday afternoon was contained quickly and emergency personnel are not worried about potential chemical runoff, officials said.

LETTERS: Religious hatred hurts sacrifices our troops make

I am very concerned for our returning troops from the Middle East. How will they cope after seeing the hatred some of us have for Muslims?

Sugar Hill modifies its mobile home ordinance

SUGAR HILL — Sugar Hill, a city ever conscious of its appearance, is being forced with Gwinnett’s similarly progressive cities to allow mobile homes it might not otherwise.

Police arrest 4 in death of Winder security guard

CUMMING — Four teenage suspects — including two from Gwinnett — have now been charged in connection with Sunday’s murder of a security guard at a Forsyth County Ingles store.

James Jarvis

Mr. James Neil Jarvis, age 48, of Alpharetta, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan ...

Hoyt Mcginnis

Mr. Hoyt Cecil McGinnis, age 80 of Jefferson, GA who passed away on Monday, September 5, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

James Foster

Captain James R. (Jim) Foster, age 81, of Duluth, GA, passed away September 4, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Dorothy Reese

Dorothy A. Reese, age 73 of Buford, GA, passed away September 5, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100, www.stewartfh.com

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