News for Saturday, February 5, 2011

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Loraine Brock

Mrs. Loraine Bennett Brock, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 4, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Brock; and son, Douglas Bennett ...

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Lois Haney

Lois Haney age 86 of Buford passed away Thursday, February 3, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, February 7, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Martha Warbington

Mrs. Martha L. Warbington, age 60, of Fayetteville, GA, formally of St. Louis, MO passed on January 30, 2011. Arrangements entrusted to Alvin Lofton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc ...

Richard Paradise

Mr. Richard M. Paradise, age 63, of Riverdale, GA, formally of Poughkeepsie, NY passed. Arrangements entrusted to Alvin Lofton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. Lilburn Chapel, 850 Indian Trail ...

Martin Gonzalez

Mr. Martin Gonzalez, age 56, of Norcross, GA, formally of San Luis Potosi Mexico passed on February 5, 2011. Arrangements entrusted to Alvin Lofton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc ...

John Godek, Jr.

Mr. John Charles Godek, Jr., age 69 of Gainesville, died Friday, February 4, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

David Greeson

David E. Greeson, age 70, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2011. He is preceded in death by his mother, Jennie Greeson; He is survived by his ...

Fidel Rodriguez, Jr.

Mr. Fidel "Rod" Rodriguez, Jr., age 79 of Braselton, died Friday, February 4, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

Jannie Wright

Mrs. Jannie L. Wright, age 60, of Duluth, GA, formally of Brunswick, GA passed on January 30, 2011. Arrangements entrusted to Alvin Lofton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. Lilburn ...

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Parkview still on top of Area 8

With nine qualifiers for the Class AAAAA state sectional meet and seven finalists Parkview claimed 191.5 points to win the Area 8-AAAAA title

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Smith at home against Tech

ATLANTA -- Tanner Smith grew up rooting for Georgia Tech. Now the former Wesleyan standout enjoys beating the Yellow Jackets. Smith has faced Georgia Tech six times since arriving at Clemson. He has been able to celebrate a victory four times.

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Pastor reflects on 30 years at church

Frank Cox, senior pastor of North Metro First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, enjoys a unique and distinguishing claim to fame. He has served as pastor of the same church for 30 years, and he has no intentions of slowing down.

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Search continues for kayaker feared drowned in Norris Lake

Authorities from Dawson and Forsyth counties have joined the search for the body of a man believed to have drowned Saturday afternoon on Norris Lake in Snellville.

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Snellville's 1st full-time city clerk dies

SNELLVILLE — For 20 years, Betty McMichael was the face of Snellville.

O'REILLY: Talking with the president

As some readers might know, your humble correspondent (that’s me) will be conducting a live interview with President Barack Obama a few hours before the Super Bowl game begins. The chat is scheduled to last about 12 minutes and is fraught with danger — for me, not for the president.

LLOYD: Tax changes make sound planning more important

In the midst of what for many has so far been a chilly and snow-filled winter, spring can seem awfully far away. But while warmer temperatures and blooming flowers may seem like a pipe dream right now, the reality is that another new season is right around the corner: tax season.

NATION IN BRIEF: Girl found dead after reported missing in Ky.

Girl found dead after reported missing in Ky.

WORLD IN BRIEF: 5 miners killed in explosion at coal mine

5 miners killed in explosion at coal mine

Stay off roads, partygoers

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has issued a stern warning this Super Bowl Sunday, urging pigskin partygoers to stay off the roads or find a designated driver.

GOLDEN: Georgia DOT safety efforts paying off

The number 1,744 is roughly the population of the town of Darien on Georgia’s coast; or of Richland in Stewart County — home of the annual Pig Fest festival.

IN BRIEF: Fire causes extensive damage to vacant Lawrenceville townhome

LAWRENCEVILLE — A fire that broke out Saturday evening in a vacant townhome on Providence Oak Lane in Lawrenceville caused extensive damage.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Baltimore cuts off funding for Poe House

Baltimore cuts off funding for Poe House

PARKER: Give journalists credit for going to the big story

The turmoil in Egypt has been a lesson in the fragility of a right we so often take for granted: to speak.

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BISHER: Signing Day success only the beginning

“Signing Day A Huge Success” was the headline, and the first thought that leaped across my mind was (1) who decides, since not one kid has played a down in college, and (2) what makes a ‘signing’ a success, and (3) signing for what?

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