News for Saturday, February 12, 2011

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Renis Desjardin

Renis "Tibby" Joseph Desjardin, 89, of Lawrenceville, GA, loving husband of Doris Caron Desjardin, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. Tibby was born February 20 ...

Elizabeth Nunn

Mrs. Elizabeth Wingate Nunn, age 94 of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Karen Crowder

Karen Estwick "Bunny" Crowder, age 64 of Lilburn, GA passed away February 9, 2011. Arrangements by Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811

Wei Wang

Wei Wang, age 51, of Lilburn, GA, passed away Thursday, February 10, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Ramagauri Patel

Ramagauri R. Patel, age 90 of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 11, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

William Sudderth

William Lewis Sudderth, age 89, of Norcross, GA passed away February 11th, 2011. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Jimmie Hardigree

Jimmie Lou Hardigree, age 67, of Winder, GA passed away February 11, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Catherine Harris

Catherine K. Harris, age 77, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away February 11, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Cynthia Mills

Cynthia Denise Mills, age 41, of Winder, GA passed away February 10, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Aaron Young, Jr.

Aaron Ross Young, Jr., age 85, of Ellenwood, GA, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Neville Lowe

Neville Lowe, age 65, of Dacula, GA passed away February 10, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A FAMILY COMPANY" 770-963-2411.

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Creed closes career with distance double

ATLANTA — The one state title that had eluded Sommers Creed for her entire high school career finally came Saturday afternoon at Georgia Tech.

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Piner leads large local diving group

ATLANTA — Gwinnett County representatives made up 61 percent of the participants in the Class AAAAA State Diving Championships on Saturday, the second highest percentage since 1999 and the highest in six years.

Wild final week alters region hoops tournaments' seeding

Thanks to plenty of drama in Friday night’s regular season finales, there was little drama when the Gwinnett’s two Class AAAAA regions met Saturday to determine seedings for their upcoming basketball tournaments next week.

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Chairman's race: Registration deadline for vote Monday

LAWRENCEVILLE — Want to vote on who will become Gwinnett County’s next chairman?

Donate blood to get a coupon for free ice cream

DULUTH — Give a pint, get a pint.

Grass fire burns 5 acres in Braselton

BRASELTON — A fast-moving grass fire burned five acres and caused exterior damage to five homes Saturday on the 5400 block of Autumn Flame Drive at Chateau Elan, officials said.

Disciplinary panels drop in schools' second quarter

SUWANEE — Fewer disciplinary panels were held in Gwinnett County Public Schools during the second quarter compared to the same time last year, an administrator told the school board last week.

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 for roadway improvements associated with Sugarloaf Parkway extension.

Prep Roundup: Lanier girls win first-ever game

MONROE —Three separate Longhorns scored nine points as the Lanier girls won the program’s first game in the Region 8-AAA tournament 44-39 over host Monroe Area.

Huge consignment sale adds teen clothes this year

The Kidsignments sale, a biannual event held every spring and fall at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, kicks off at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Savvy shoppers with children ages infant through teen are preparing now to take advantage of bargains on kids’ clothes, shoes, toys, books, DVDs and more. Expectant mothers will even find maternity clothes for sale at this event.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Algerians demand reform

ALGIERS, Algeria — Heavily outnumbered by riot police, thousands of Algerians defied government warnings and dodged barricades to rally in their capital Saturday, demanding democratic reforms a day after mass protests toppled Egypt’s autocratic ruler.

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Big 2nd lifts Gladiators to win

DULUTH — The Gwinnett Gladiators exploded for three goals in 1:40 late in the second period to blow open a close game and roll past division rival South Carolina 6-2 on Saturday night.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: 2 chairman candidate debates set

If you were unable to attend the forum in January, the candidates in the special election for Gwinnett County Commission chairman will participate in two more this month.

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