News for Tuesday, February 22, 2011


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Zurisaday Alducin

Zurisaday Alducin, age 21 of Gainesville, GA died Monday, February 21, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966

Fred Phelps

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

Thomas Stein

Thomas Mitchell "Tommy" Stein, age 19, of Loganville, GA passed away February 19, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville 770-979-3200.

Hazel Rogers Burnette

Hazel Rogers Burnette age 67 of Loganville, GA died Monday, February 21, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544

Seth Gardner

Seth M. Gardner of Tucker, GA, passed away February 2, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

James Whitley

James O. Whitley, age 73 of Lawrenceville passed away, Monday, February 21, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM, Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Dacula ...

Edna Jackson

Mrs. Edna Mae Jackson, age 79, of Loganville, GA passed away February 21, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville 770-979-3200.

Ronald Mullinix

Ronald H. Mullinix age 42 of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on February 22, 2011. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Linda Hillard

Linda Hillard, age 61 of Lawrenceville, GA died Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

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Residents relish chance to meet chairman candidates

Tuesday night's candidates forum for Gwinnett County's next commission chair began with this message from Pat Swann of the Lilburn Women's Club: "I hope by the end of the night you will know who you're voting for."

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Boston Pops, Loggins team up for Coolray Field show

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Coolray Field is a well-known site for minor league baseball, but it also will be a concert venue later this year.

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Road Warriors crush Glads 7-1

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Greenville Road Warriors scored seven unanswered goals Tuesday night to top Gwinnett 7-1 at the BI-LO Center.

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THOMAS: Walker may emerge as GOP leader

When three-fourths of the Boston Police Department went on strike in 1919, leading to broken shop windows and looting, then-Massachusetts Gov. Calvin Coolidge called out the state militia and broke the strike. Coolidge declared, ‘‘There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.’’

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North recognizes boys soccer signees

North Gwinnett honored three boys soccer players who have signed with college programs with a ceremony on Tuesday evening.

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Airport foes remind BOC of concerns

LAWRENCEVILLE — With the special election for Gwinnett County chairman approaching, residents attended the Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday evening to reiterate their continued opposition to the proposed expansion of Briscoe Field.

GMC named to quality honor roll

LAWRENCEVILLE — Both Gwinnett Medical Center locations were recently named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s quality honor roll.

Gwinnett County ambulances get new technology

LAWRENCEVILLE — Thanks to donations from two of Gwinnett’s premier cardiology groups, all Gwinnett County ambulances will soon be equipped with advanced technology helping better treat those in need of emergency care.

WORLD IN BRIEF: US: 4 American hostages killed by pirates

US: 4 American hostages killed by pirates

LETTER: Right on, Ronda

I have to tell you that I look forward to the weekend paper so much. I always enjoy the viewpoints of Ronda Rich, Dixie Divas.

Prep Rally to feature region basketball

Gwinnett Prep Rally, a Gwinnett County high school sports TV program, airs basketball region tournament highlights from Norcross-North Gwinnett girls, Norcross-Peachtree Ridge boys, Brookwood-South Gwinnett girls and Berkmar-Central Gwinnett boys on this week’s show.

Man facing multiple charges in shooting in parking lot

NORCROSS — A Lilburn man is now in custody after police say he shot the boyfriend of his estranged wife in the back, less than 48 hours after being released from jail after violating his probation.

NGA/Hooters Tour to hostCharter cancer fundraiser

The National Golf Association’s Hooters Professional Golf Tour will return to the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville next month for the Charter Childhood Cancer Awareness Classic.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Amazon offers free movies to Prime members

Amazon offers free movies to Prime members

NATION IN BRIEF: Obama pitches economics one state at a time

Obama pitches economics one state at a time

Charles Harris Run to be held Saturday

The 31st annual Charles Harris Run For Leukemia, in honor of the longtime local educator, Marine and University of Georgia football player, will be held this weekend. Harris died of the disease at the age of 49 and since its inception the event has raised more than $1 million for Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute.

Bryant named Atlanta Tennis Championships director

Bob Bryant was announced Tuesday as the tournament director for the Atlanta Tennis Championships, which will be played July 18-24 at the Racquet Club of the South in Norcross.

TD Club of Atlanta to honor local players

The Touchdown Club of Atlanta will honor several local players at its season-ending banquet Saturday at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech.

Coolray Field to host 5K race

LAWRENCEVILLE — Just a few days before the Gwinnett Braves begin a new season, Coolray Field will play host to a contest with no losers.

LETTER: Kudos to King on truth about aliens

Thanks again to D. A. King for reminding us that we need to closely watch our governor and our other elected politicians.

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South's Gary has become one of state's top sprinters

Prior to high school, Kevin Gary didn’t know anything about track and field.

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Cormier, Hage lead Stars to win

LILBURN — With two key players still battling injuries, Providence Christian’s boys knew they would have to call on pretty much anyone and everyone to contribute in their Class A state tournament play-in game with Athens Academy.

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Suwanee mayor: 'Look for exciting things here'

SUWANEE — Mayor Dave Williams delivered the annual State of the City address during the February city council meeting. In it, Williams listed several accomplishments that happened in 2010.

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Wesleyan to face Whitefield in Class A tourney rematch

NORCROSS — The Wesleyan boys defeated Whitefield Academy for the Class A title a year ago. Now the Wolves will have to play the Wolfpack in the first round of the state tournament Saturday night.