News for Wednesday, September 8, 2010


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In the flow: Smooth offense has Black Knights off to 2-0 start

Todd Wofford is used to having his teams score points in bunches and rack up hundreds of yards of offense.As the former offensive coordinator at Gainesville, he ran the No. 1 scoring attack in the state last year. While the points are not there yet, Wofford has turned Central Gwinnett into one of the most productive offenses in the county just two games into his tenure as Black Knights head coach.

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THOMAS: With Obama's policies, just send in the clowns

It is important to understand the plot line in the tragedy called Washington politics before one can appreciate the play, or not.

WORLD: Mullah says Taliban winning

Mullah says Taliban winning


Dacula softball to host fundraiser Saturday

PEOPLE: Piers Morgan to replace King

Piers Morgan to replace King

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Snellville homicide victim ID'd

SNELLVILLE — How 61-year-old Eva May Francis died won’t be known until an autopsy is complete, but police are continuing to investigate the matter as a homicide.

Armed robbers hit Centerville Wachovia branch

SNELLVILLE — Officials believe the wigged bank robbers struck again Wednesday, and one bank is offering a hefty reward for information leading to their arrest.

Mom charged with running chop shop

LAWRENCEVILLE — The mother of a 17-year-old arrested last week for operating a chop shop was booked into Gwinnett County Jail on Tuesday on similar charges.

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PARKER: Boehner now the un-Obama, and that's good

NEW YORK — How worried are Democrats? V-E-R-Y.

Local beekeepers to meet closer to home

DACULA — For a couple of years, Rob Alexander and Tommy Bailey have been driving to Watkinsville on the first Monday of every month for the Eastern Piedmont Beekeepers Association meeting.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Scanners expected to help on election day

November election lines could move a little faster, thanks to some bar code scanners that recently arrived in Gwinnett.

Tech notes: Opener doesn't quell all worries for Tech

ATLANTA — Two of the biggest concerns about Georgia Tech’s football team coming into the 2010 season were improving the efficiency of the passing game in the option offense and general improvement in the defense under new defensive coordinator Al Groh.

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Norcross liver recipient mentors, honors transplant champions

Amy Tippins was hemorrhaging and near death when the death of a stranger saved her life.

NATION: Flooding from Hermine kills 2

Flooding from Hermine kills 2

Hall makes Eagles practice squad

Wesleyan officially has its first NFL football player.

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GARDENING IN GWINNETT: Powdery mildew is appearing on some plants

The Extension office has recently received numerous calls from homeowners concerned about a white powdery substance that has appeared on the leaves and flowers of some of their garden plants. What they are observing is a fungal disease called powdery mildew.

Gas leak closes part of Killian Hill Road

LILBURN — A natural gas leak shut down a section of Killian Hill Road in Lilburn for more than two hours Wednesday afternoon before crews were able to seal off the leak.

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Atlanta Dream honor Brookwood student

LAWRENCEVILLE — Jennifer Shaw made her way onto the court at Philips Arena on Tuesday night, a break after the first quarter of play between the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and New York Liberty.

HAMMOCK: Kickoff return rule needs a fix

I get the question at just about every high school football game, probably more often than “Who did you pick to win tonight?” or “Would you like another chicken finger?”

BISHER: Can the Braves pull off the NL East title?

For the life of me, I don’t know how the Braves had held on this long — and I assure you, that since they have, I’m still not throwing them to the dogs.

Lilburn residents discuss hopes, fears of sports complex

LILBURN — Local residents don’t know if a baseball complex can fulfill their dreams, but nearly all agreed in a talking session Wednesday that something was needed to boost the bedroom community.

James Jarvis

Mr. James Neil Jarvis, age 48, of Alpharetta, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Mary McGraw Jarvis ...

Sheila Beining

Sheila Lynn Beining, age 47 of Buford, GA died Sunday, September 5, 2010 after an extended illness. Funeral Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924,

Becky Mcmurray

Becky McMurray, age 54 of Loganville, GA passed away September 5, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Eliga Rowe, Jr.

Eliga "Peanut" Rowe, Jr., age 65 of Monroe, GA, passed away September 6, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594

Ruth Warbington

Ruth Black Warbington, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA and formerly of Dacula, GA passed away September 4, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 ...

Billy Bailey

Billy Bailey, age 75, of Tucker, GA, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Elizabeth Harlin

BETH" Mrs. Elizabeth "Beth" Harlin, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2010. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Tom ...

Lennis Davis

Lennis Davis, age 82, of Monroe, GA and formerly of Lilburn, GA passed away September 6, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411