News for Tuesday, February 15, 2011


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Patricia Mosley

Patricia Mosley passed away at home on February 14, 2011. Patricia is survived by her husband James Mosley, daughter Teresa Trawick, son Bill Frala, sisters: Pamela and Karla Doolen and ...

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Lindsay Brown, age 25, of Norcross, GA, passed away February 12, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Mary Herrell

Mary Patricia Herrell, age 74 of Duluth, GA died February 13, 2011. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Nola Mae Smiley

Nola Mae Smiley, age 87 of Duluth, GA died February 8, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Bette N. Ramsey

May 13th, 1947 - January 29th, 2011
Bette loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend left footprints on everyone's heart that she met, be it as a para-pro at Buford ...

Scott Collins

Scott Allen Collins, 46, of South Point, passed away Thursday, February 10, 2011 at his residence. The Ironton, Ohio native was born October 7, 1964, the son of the late ...

Marshall Armstrong

Marshall Aristide Armstrong, age 49 of Emporia, KS died Fri, 2/11 in Norcross, GA. He is survived by his mother Yvonne Johnson, daughters; Shanell Hanson, Tamara Armstrong and Ashley Armstrong ...

Tillman Thrasher

Mr. Tillman L. Thrasher, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on February 14, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Catherine Jean Thrasher. Surviving ...

Larry Rickman

Larry Rickman, age 66 of Snellville, GA passed away February 14, 2011 at Embracing Hospice Emory. He was survived by his wife, Cathy Rickman; daughter, Timberly "Kay " Waldschmidt and her ...

Donice W. Massey

Donice W. Massey, age 66 of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, February 14, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Thursday, February 17, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

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Carroll leads Parkview to ninth straight victory

LILBURN — The Parkview girls didn’t finish the regular season with a top-10 state ranking in Class AAAAA, but maybe that’s all the better for the Panthers.

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Tiger bait: Archer shocks South in 8-AAAAA opener

LILBURN — Archer’s boys proved the idea that anything can happen in a region tournament setting is more than just a cliche in their Region 8-AAAAA tournament quarterfinal against South Gwinnett.

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'Total effort' sends Duluth to state

HOSCHTON — With just eight teams competing in the Region 7-AAAAA tournament, the opening round game becomes a must-win situation.

Region 5-A: Wesleyan boys make easy work of Holy Innocents'

ALPHARETTA — Wesleyan began its defense of the Class A boys state championship with a convincing 71-41 win over Holy Innocents’ in the opening round of the Region 5-A tournament Wednesday at Mount Pisgah.

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Prep Roundup: Last-second header gives Grayson season-opening win

LOGANVILLE — Grayson won its season opener in dramatic fashion when Tadious Tesfaye headed in a goal with 2.5 seconds left to give the Rams a 2-1 win over Providence on Tuesday.

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Lions' boys survive scare from Bears

HOSCHTON — Mountain View threw a scare into Peachtree Ridge, but the top-seeded Lions weathered a scrappy effort by the Bears to post a 74-63 win in the opening round of the Region 7-AAAAA tournament Tuesday night at Mill Creek.

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Blue Devils' girls offense explodes for 65

HOSCHTON — Second-seeded Norcross received offensive contributions from 11 different players as the Blue Devils opened its Region 7-AAAAA tournament with a solid 65-24 win over Mountain View on Tuesday at Mill Creek.

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CLINE: First or last, many will just enjoy the race

Tom Stratton doesn’t plan on winning the 10K race at Saturday’s Run the Reagan event. In fact, he wouldn’t be surprised to finish dead last. But that placement isn’t important to the 70-year-old Snellville retiree.

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E-911 bill may save Gwinnett over $1M

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett County could potentially save $1.7 million if the General Assembly passes legislation expanding the use of E-911 funds, an official told the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

Sugar Hill approves permit

SUGAR HILL — Sugar Hill, a city as concerned as Gwinnett’s most progressive with its appearance, showed continuing flexibility to its planning and development ordinances Monday.

Police: Man opened fire on apartments

DULUTH — A 6-year-old boy was nearly hit by an errant bullet that whizzed through his bathroom when an enraged Riverdale man opened fire on a Duluth apartment complex, witnesses told police.

G-Braves, GCPS to reward students

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Gwinnett Braves Chopper’s All-Stars Program will reward elementary and middle school students with free tickets to the 2011 season at Coolray Field.

LETTERS: Identifying man as tea party member fed stereotype

I agree with Ken Smith (“Calling man in fight a member of Tea Party is irresponsible,” Feb. 12, Page 6A). This additional bit of information, which was not central to the ordeal, and especially used in the headline of the article, had the effect of perpetuating a stereotype.

THOMAS: Muslim Brotherhood knows how to play us

The events of recent days in Egypt offer a sober lesson to westerners who think the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak resembles the American Revolution.

Emory Eastside to host speaker for heart month

SNELLVILLE — February is heart month, and Emory Eastside Medical Center will host an appropriate speaker next week.

Georgia Force partners with Gwinnett Medical Center

DULUTH — The Georgia Force arena football team has named Gwinnett Medical Center as its official hospital partner.

Care Center pageant set for Feb. 24

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett Extended Care Center will name its newest “Queen of the Spring” next week.

Barrow gains ability to ID illegals in jail

WINDER — Barrow has become the ninth county in Georgia to obtain the ability to identify illegal immigrants booked into its jail.

Lilburn council sets election fees

LILBURN — The 2011 general election scheduled in Lilburn for Nov. 8 will involve the mayor’s office, currently held by Mayor Diana Preston, and two council seats, as the council set qualifying fees and dates at its regular meeting here Monday night.

LETTERS: Mention of man's tea party leaning justified for story

Regarding the letters in Saturday’s edition protesting the tea partyer headline, I think it was appropriate to mention the perpetrator’s self-described political leanings because the crime was committed because of a disagreement about politics.

FBA to host showcase for local senior basketball players

The local Fundamental Basketball Academy will host a showcase for high school seniors who are interested in playing college basketball and aren’t committed to a college on Saturday.

Commissioners vote to merge meetings

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will combine some meetings in April, July, September, November and December.

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North escapes Mustangs to make state

HOSCHTON — Meadowcreek was the boys basketball team no higher seed wanted to draw in the Region 7-AAAAA Tournament, not an easy out for any of the region leaders.

3rd Sept. robbery suspect ID'd

NORCROSS — Police have identified a third suspect in the months-old armed robbery of a Norcross Waffle House.

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BOC chairman hopefuls talk tax and trust in forum

BUFORD — Gwinnett residents got their second crack at the candidates for their next Board of Commissioners chairman Tuesday night, as the second public forum was held at The Bridge Community Church in Buford.