News for Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Edwin Pruitt

Edwin R. Pruitt, 86, of Duluth, GA, passed away last night, February 15, 2011, after 86 years of a life well-lived. He was a proud World War II Navy ...

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Robert W. Nordman

Robert W. Nordman, age 79 of Dacula, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2011. Memorial Service will be held 2 PM Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Dacula ...

Saber Karem

Mr. Saber Karem, age 51 of Duluth, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA ...

Janice Crossnine

Janice M. Brown Crossnine, age 63 of Buford, GA died February 15, 2011. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Nola May Smiley

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

Frederick Marszalek

Frederick Joseph Marszalek, age 66 of Hoschton, GA passed away February 16, 2011. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999 www.levettfuneralhome.com

Cathrine Leary

Cathrine Leary, age 96 of Cumming, GA passed away February 9, 2011. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Pamela Loveless

Pamela Silver Loveless, age 55 of Cumming, GA passed away February 12, 2011. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Blanche Claggett

Blanche Claggett, age 85 of Clermont, FL passed away February 14, 2011. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Tillman Thrasher, Sr.

Mr. Tillman L. Thrasher, Sr., age 83 of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, February 14, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Benjamin Myers

Benjamin S. Myers, age 20, of Dacula, GA passed away February 15, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Elizabeth Hicks

Elizabeth Hicks, age 88 of Duluth, GA passed away February 8, 2011. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Edward Phillips

Edward Eugene Phillips, age 51 of Cumming, GA passed away February 9, 2011. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Dolores Solon

Dolores Solon, age 66 of Cumming, GA passed away February 8, 2011. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

John Nelson

John Carl Nelson, age 62 of Lawrenceville, GA died February 14, 2011. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Leslie Barton

Mr. Leslie Lee Barton, age 64 of Woodstock, GA passed away February 12, 2011. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Robin Higgins

Robin Dale Higgins, age 50 of Buford, GA passed away February 12, 2011. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

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Resilient Pats advance

When four-year starter Ka'Vonne Towns was lost for the season because of a knee injury in late December, it looked like it might be the final blow to the Berkmar girls' hopes. Photo slide show inside

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Former Bronco, current Angel Bulger picked for VSU Hall of Fame

Brookwood graduate Jason Bulger, a pitcher for the Angels, has been selected for induction into the Valdosta State Athletics Hall of Fame. He will be honored this weekend at his college.

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FBI: Serial robber hits 2 Tucker banks

FBI Atlanta is asking for public assistance in identifying a serial bank robber who's struck two Tucker banks near the Gwinnett line, officials said.

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GCPS tax collections highest in 20 months

SUWANEE — Gwinnett County Public Schools’ January sales tax collections topped $13 million, the highest collections have been since May 2009, Chief Financial Officer Rick Cost said.

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HAMMOCK: Breakout year for Archer

Shock was the reaction through the Gwinnett basketball community as news of Tuesday night’s Archer boys upset of top-seeded South Gwinnett traveled through area cell phones.

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Gladiators trade Sauer to Las Vegas

DULUTH — With Edward Pasquale set to spend the rest of the season in Gwinnett, the Gladiators had one goalie too many.

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Lions' Chapman gets last chance for redemption

Michael Chapman regrets the last three years of wrestling.

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BISHER: Anderson creates teaching hub on Ga. coast

ST. SIMONS ISLAND — About 30 years ago, Todd Anderson pulled stakes and left Rockland, Mich., in the suburbs of Grand Rapids, and headed south on a personal mission.

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North soccer to honor signees

North Gwinnett will honor four senior girls who have signed with college soccer programs with a party Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the high school.

WORLD: Protests spill into Libya

Protests spill into Libya

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Mill Creek boys shock No. 4 Eagles

HOSCHTON — Collins Hill knew as well as any of the top seeds in the Region 7-AAAAA boys basketball tournament just how tough an opponent Mill Creek has been this season, despite winning two regular season meetings.

NATION: Girl found dead, brother burned

Girl found dead, brother burned

PEOPLE: NYU fellow quits after tweets about Logan assault

NYU fellow quits after tweets about Logan assault

PREP ROUNDUP: Wesleyan rolls into region semis

ALPHARETTA — Kaelyn Causwell had 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead the top-ranked Wesleyan girls in a 76-16 rout of Galloway in the Region 5-A basketball tournament Wednesday.

GWINNETT GAB: Duluth to hold Arbor Day celebration

DULUTH — The city of Duluth will celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees Friday in the Town Green and at Bunten Road Park.

THOMAS: Country is in need of tough budget love

On the home page of the Office of Management and Budget website, President Barack Obama is quoted: ‘‘Rather than fight the same tired battles that have dominated Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new.’’

ROBINSON: GOP loves freedom, but not for Egyptians?

Why don’t conservatives love freedom?

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Mill Creek Ice Hawks win big

The Mill Creek Ice Hawks, Mill Creek High School’s club hockey team, clinched first place for the playoffs with a 12-6 win over Chattahoochee this week.

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GARDENING: Groundcovers: A pleasing alternative to grass

Groundcovers are low growing plants that grow rapidly to form dense plantings.

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