News for Friday, February 25, 2011


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Sweetwater boys, Shiloh girls win titles

Trickum had a chance to sweep middle school division titles for the second straight year. Instead it was the Sweetwater boys and Shiloh girls who advanced to the Gwinnett County championships.

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Elizabeth Seavey

Mrs. Elizabeth (Lib) Gosnell Seavey, age 85, of Gainesville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 25, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband ...

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Arthur Morsch, Jr.

JOHN, JR. "THE ADMIRAL" Rear Admiral Arthur John Morsch, Jr., USN, age 89, died Tuesday, February 22, 2011. He was born July 8, 1921 in Wurtsboro, New York to Arthur ...

Swinton Griffith, Jr.

SWINTON Swinton Albert Griffith, Jr., 85, of Duluth, Georgia died Sunday, February 20, 2011. He was born in Madisonville, Tennessee on February 2, 1926. Prior to moving to Duluth, he ...

Betty Parker

Betty Parker, age 82, of Auburn, GA passed away February 23, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Charles Francis, Sr.

Charles W. Francis, Sr., age 80 of Atlanta, GA passed away February 23, 2011. Arrangements by Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811

Edward Callahan, Jr.

Mr. Edward Callahan, Jr. age 64 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Hazel Holcombe

Hazel Holcombe, age 84 of Monroe, GA passed away February 24, 2011. Arrangements by Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811

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Ga. PCOM names new dean of osteopathic medicine

Dr. H. William Craver III has been named dean and chief academic officer of the osteopathic medicine program at the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee.

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Heartrending ending for Broncos

SNELLVILLE — The door to Brookwood’s girls locker room stayed shut for nearly 30 minutes after Friday’s first round of the Class AAAAA girls basketball tournament before teary-eyed head coach Scott Terry finally made it out.

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GWINNETT GRADS: Davidson's Castle, Droll close college careers in style

As he finished the final meet of his competitive swimming career last weekend, Bryan Droll admitted it was a little surreal. He was satisfied, but a little sad to see it come to a close in what felt like a short span of time.

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HUCKABY: Conflict abroad and its impact

In a former life I was a high school girls basketball coach. I was a pretty good one, too — especially during years when I had really good players. Andy Landers even took my calls. So did Pat Summitt. Actually, Pat still does, but that’s another story for another day.

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Comets come up just short

ALPHARETTA — Jaime Kruppa couldn’t complain about her defense.

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Father waives hearing in kids' stabbing

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Lawrenceville father charged with fatally stabbing two of his children and severely wounding a third waived his right to a court hearing Friday.

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Scrappy Patriots fall to Roswell

ROSWELL — It didn’t matter that Berkmar trailed by 14 or 16 or 18 points in the closing minutes, the Patriots didn’t give in.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Hawks' Seckinger helps deliver win over Parkview

LILBURN — Mill Creek’s baseball team defeated Parkview 4-3 on Friday.

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No. 1 Wesleyan rolls in opener

NORCROSS — There was bad news and worse news for the Warren County girls basketball team on Friday. The bad news? The team bus got lost on the way to Wesleyan for their first-round Class A playoff game. The worse news? The driver eventually found the school.

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Scates - Heery

Amber Leigh Scates and Franklin Moss Heery were married Dec. 11 at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta. The Rev. Frank Cox and William Olsin Britt IV officiated the ceremony.

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YARBROUGH: Mark Richt a class act

Over my long life, I have come to realize that college football is not life-or-death. Life and death are life and death. Football is a game. Only a game. Yet, there are those rare times when the sport can tell us a lot about life — and death — and remind us that there is more to winning than the final score.

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Spartans hold off rally from Union Co.

NORCROSS — It may not have been pretty, but in the end Greater Atlanta Christian accomplished what it set out to do — advance to the second round of the Class AA girls state basketball tournament, beating Union County 60-42.

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Milton ousts Parkview despite Carroll's 19

LILBURN — Katie Carroll’s final shot of her high school basketball career was fitting.

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Wolves pull away for win

BUFORD — A Buford fan said before the start of the Wolves’ first round tournament game against East Hall, “This won’t be very close.”

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Gladiators hang on to beat Devils

TRENTON, NJ — Akim Aliu’s power-play goal in the second period proved to be the game-winner, as Chris Carrozzi stood tall late to help the Gwinnett Gladiators to a 3-2 win Friday night at the Sun National Bank Center.

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Wildcats doomed by free throws

WOODSTOCK — As evenly as Duluth and No. 6 state-ranked Etowah played in their first-round game of the Class AAAAA state tournament, free throws were critical.

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Heider - Morris

Caitlin Marie Heider and Travis Jay Morris were married Oct. 2 in Huntsville, Ala. The Rev. Steve West officiated the ceremony.

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Johnson - Rudnik

Stephanie Lynn Johnson and Adam Jerome Rudnik were married Jan. 15 at 12 Stone Church in Flowery Branch. Pastor Kevin Queen officiated the ceremony.

PEOPLE: Spidey teams up with Top Chef

Spidey teams up with Top Chef

McEnroe to speak to local junior players

Patrick McEnroe, the general manager of USTA Player Development and a popular tennis broadcaster, will speak at the 10-and-under Community Tennis Meeting on March 12 at The Standard Club in Johns Creek.

Lawrenceville Hardee's closing due to Ga. 316 construction

LAWRENCEVILLE — Hardee’s in Lawrenceville is closing.

WORLD: Misery levels high in NZ

Misery levels high in NZ

NATION: 4 Amish kids die in buggy flip

4 Amish kids die in buggy flip

Wrestling duals change finals time

The Class AAAAA wrestling state duals at Mountain View has changed the start time of today’s finals.

Freddie the Falcon to attend new Dacula Kroger opening

DACULA — The new 94,000-square-foot Kroger store located at 505 Dacula Road in Dacula continues its grand opening festivities this weekend with face painting, food giveaways and an appearance by Freddie the Falcon.

Rabies warning issued in Suwanee

SUWANEE — County officials urge Gwinnett residents to be alert after a cat tested positive for rabies in Suwanee.

NATION: Shuttle Discovery lifts off for last time

Shuttle Discovery lifts off for last time

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County considers cutting holiday pay to reduce deficit

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett County employees could lose four days of holiday pay this year, as the county is proposing to turn those days into unpaid furlough days to save money.

LETTER: Is bike path really a necessity, BOC?

Wasn’t it just last year that the former Chairman of the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners was warning Gwinnettians that if we didn’t approve the Board’s proposed property tax increase that they’d have to cut police and fire staff, judges, and other critical county staff and services?

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Long-range skills help Hawks oust Marietta

MARIETTA — The famed Marietta Garden has been tough on opposing teams over the years. For the Mill Creek girls, it felt pretty comfortable Friday night.

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Broncos to be honored for football championship

Brookwood’s Class AAAAA state championship football team will be honored at two events next week, including one at the state Capitol.

Georgia Force home-school football to hold registration

The Georgia Force home-school high school football program will host registration on March 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gary Pirkle Park in Sugar Hill.