News for Monday, February 21, 2011

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Mike Sheffield

Mike Sheffield, age 61 of Norcross, died Saturday, February 19, 2011. He was born November 3, 1949 in Atlanta, Georgia to Walter and Lucy Sheffield and graduated from North Fulton ...

Greta Finston

Mrs. Greta Biddle Finston, age 76 of Roswell, GA passed away on February 21, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA ...

John Gravely

John O. W. (Jack) Gravely, age 86 of Chamblee, Ga passed away February 19, 2010. Mr. Gravely was a WWII Army Veteran. He was the regional sales manager for Massey ...

Bobby Curtis

Mr. Bobby Clement Curtis, age 74 of Auburn, GA died Sunday, February 20, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

James Crawford

James W. Crawford age 80 of Loganville, GA died Monday, February 21, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com

Margaret Hickey

Margaret A. Hickey, age 78 of Buford, GA died Monday, February 14, 2011. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Myrna Layne

Myrna Layne, age83 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away February 20, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com

Maria Mcalhany

Mrs. Maria E. McAlhany age 83 of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Peggy Burgess

Mrs. Peggy Murray Burgess, age 85 of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Fred Phelps

Mr. Fred Lewis Phelps, age 91 of Hoschton, GA died Sunday, February 20, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

Sherrie Waters

Sherrie Hewatt Waters age 46 of Snellville, passed away February 19, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

Jerri J. Ehle, Sr.

Jerri J Ehle Sr, 65, passed away 18 February, 2011. Jerri was a private man, that loved helping friends, co workers, and family. He will be sorely missed by all ...

Mary Jackson

Mrs. Mary Katherine Jackson, 92, of Winder, Georgia died February 19, 2011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of Arrangements. 770/867-1361.

Gail Sehr

Gail Cook Sehr, age 67, of Tucker, GA passed away February 19, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Morris Denham

Morris Allen Denham, age 58, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away February 20, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Robert Mobley

Robert Edward Mobley of Sugar Hill, Georgia, died February 17, 2011. He was born in Corbin, Kentucky, April 6, 1921. Preceded in death by wife of 68 years, Wilma Lois ...

Teacher charged with pandering

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Barrow County high school teacher was arrested last week after he allegedly tried to pay an undercover officer for sex at a Duluth hotel.

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Dangling man rescued in Duluth fire

Firefighters rescued a man dangling from a second-story window when fire broke out Monday morning at a Duluth apartment complex in the 2600 block of North Berkeley Lake, officials said.

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Prices rising at the pump

Fuel prices in Gwinnett and across the country are on the rise, as oil market experts cast a wary eye on a turbulent Middle East political climate that may dictate where they go from here.

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BISHER: Daytona the biggest upset I've ever seen

He’s the youngest driver who ever won the jewel of NASCAR racing. You wondered if he’d be late for his Boy Scout meeting. You also wondered if he’d ever wipe that boyish grin off his face. You also wondered how the oldest race team owner in NASCAR ever trusted his car to a kid just one day removed from his teens.

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Braves' Wren gets extension through '13

ATLANTA — After putting together a roster that returned the Braves to the playoffs, general manager Frank Wren was rewarded with a two-year contract extension that keeps him in Atlanta through 2013. The Braves announced the deal Monday, an agreement that means Wren and new manager Fredi Gonzalez are signed for the next three years.

Grayson takes aim at grant for streetscape

GRAYSON — The Grayson City Council set into motion Monday night plans to obtain a Streetscape Project transportation grant, which would provide the city with new streetlights, sidewalks and park benches.

Prep Roundup: Fields, Cronic, Central blank Lakeside 3-0

LAWRENCEVILLE — Taylor Fields and C.J. Cronic combined on a two-hit shutout as Central Gwinnett opened its 2011 baseball season with a 3-0 win over Lakeside-DeKalb on Monday at Central.

Fire damages Norcross home; no injuries

NORCROSS — Emergency personnel got a scare when initial reports said someone may have been trapped inside a burning Norcross home Monday afternoon.

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South's Smith commits to Westminster College

South Gwinnett senior Justin Smith has accepted an offer to play football for Westminster College (Penn.). The Comets now have 11 senior players who will join college football programs this fall.

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Silverbacks add USF grad to midfield

ATLANTA — Midfielder Fernando Gonzalez signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks on Monday, becoming the fifth player to sign with the club.

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