News for Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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Lucille Hanson

Mrs. Lucille Loving Hanson, age 73 of Buford, GA passed away on January 31, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA ...

Kenneth Scrudder

Kenneth Eugene Scrudder, age 64 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away February 1, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com

Frank Byron Sullivan, Iii

Frank Byron Sullivan, III., age 37 of Snellville, GA passed away January 28, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com

Susan F. Horne

Susan F. Horne, age 55, of Loganville, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Friday, February 4, 2011 at Conyers Church of God with ...

Edgar Harris, Jr.

Edgar Harris, Jr., age 84, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away February 1, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville 770-979-3200.

Norman Ramey

Mr. Norman Ramey, age 51, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vaughn W. and Louise Ramey; and ...

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Woodall tackles questions from Duluth High students

Government spending and the national debt were foremost on the minds of Duluth High School students Wednesday at a town hall meeting at Duluth High School where U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Lawrenceville, addressed his first student audience since taking office in January.

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Cops: 3 men charged with armed robbery after chase

What started as a couple's feud left a robbery victim abandoned at a fast-food restaurant in only his underwear and triggered a wild police chase, authorities said Wednesday.

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THOMAS: Faith in liberty is Reagan legacy

On the centenary of Ronald Reagan’s birth, I pause for another historic event: agreement with President Obama, who says of his predecessor in USA Today, ‘‘Ronald Wilson Reagan was a believer ... he recognized that each of us has the power — as individuals and as a nation — to shape our own destiny. He had faith in the American promise; in the importance of reaffirming values like hard work and personal responsibility; and in his own unique ability to inspire others to greatness.’’

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School-by-school breakdown of area signees

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SIGNINGS

WORLD IN BRIEF: Mubarak backers attack anti-government protesters

CAIRO — Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak charged into Cairo’s central square on horseback and camels brandishing whips while others rained firebombs from rooftops in what appeared to be an orchestrated assault against anti-government protesters trying to topple Egypt’s leader of 30 years. Three people died and at least 600 were injured in the uncontrolled violence.

Fierce blizzard hits half of US

CHICAGO — A fearsome storm spread a smothering shroud of white over nearly half the nation Wednesday, snarling transportation from Oklahoma to New England, burying parts of the Midwest under 2 feet of snow and laying down dangerously heavy layers of ice in the Northeast that were too much for some buildings to bear.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Country star Zac Brown, wife welcome 4th daughter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Zac Brown and his wife have welcomed their fourth daughter in four years.

Prep Roundup: Mustangs match school record

NORCROSS — With 1989 state champion Alex Paucar on hand to be inducted into the Meadowcreek Hall of Fame, the Mustang wrestlers completed a task not done since Paucar’s state championship-winning year.

Foundation donates $50K to Gwinnett Tech

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia has given the Gwinnett Tech Foundation a $50,000 donation to support the Legacy of Lives capital campaign for the college’s new Life Sciences Center.

GWINNETT GAB: Free income tax preparation offered at GTC

Free income tax preparation offered at GTC

Farrah Fawcett's red swimsuit goes to Smithsonian

WASHINGTON — The red swimsuit that helped make ‘‘Charlie’s Angels’’ actress Farrah Fawcett a 1970s icon became part of the Smithsonian’s collection Wednesday on what would have been her 64th birthday.

Cops arrest man in QT robbery

TUCKER — A scuffle over an iPod led to an alleged Tucker gang member being arrested in connection with the December armed robbery of a gas station, officials said.

NATION IN BRIEF: Groundhog predicts an early spring

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — The country’s most famous groundhog predicted an early spring Wednesday but wasn’t willing to go out on a limb to forecast whether his state’s Pittsburgh Steelers will win the Super Bowl.

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America must be on right side of history in Egyptian uprising

The Obama administration has done a creditable job of gently edging Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak toward some sort of gilded exile. Now it’s time to push. Hard.

Certain plants are effective at creating privacy screens

As Gwinnett County has increasingly become more developed, many new homes have been built on smaller lots. As a result, we receive many inquiries from residents about what plants will grow rapidly and provide adequate privacy from neighbors’ homes or from undesirable views.

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