News for Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Eunice Hackney

Eunice Winters Hackney of Dacula passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011. Her parents, James and Maude Winters preceded her. Surviving husband, James E. Hackney, brother and sister-in-law, Bobby ...

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Joe Sample

CSM (Ret) Joe Deal Sample, 73, of Duluth, GA, passed away peacefully at Gwinnett Medical Center of Duluth on February 4, 2011. The funeral service will be Thursday, February 10th ...

John Pitts

John Cornelius Pitts, age 71, of Atlanta, GA passed away February 17, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A FAMILY COMPANY" 770-963-2411.

Raymond Thrasher

Raymond Thrasher age 72 of Loganville, GA died Thursday, February 17, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com

Anne Saunders

Anne Kilgore Saunders, age 82 of Lawrenceville, GA died Tuesday, February 8, 2011 after a brief illness. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Bobby Gene Griffeth

Bobby Gene "Peanut" Griffeth, age 72, of Loganville, passed away Thursday, February 17, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 4 PM Sunday, February 20, 2011 in the Chapel of Tim ...

Ina G. Wingfield

Mrs. Ina G. Wingfield, 92 of Winder (Barrow County), Georgia went home to be with the Lord Saturday, February 12, 2011. She was born January 18, 1919 to the late ...

Cecil Mccain

Cecil Terrell McCain, age 81, of Winder, GA passed away February 17, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Maggie Carpenter

Mrs. Maggie Hartley Carpenter, age 85 of Oakwood, GA died Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

Dong Kim

Dong U. Kim, age 64 of Norcross, GA died February 8, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Carol Gound

Mrs. Carol Jacobs Gound, age 84 of Buford, GA passed away on February 7, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Beatrice Morrow

Beatrice Morrow, age 93, of Winder, GA passed away February 7, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Viola Reeves

Viola Reeves, age 91 passed away Friday, February 18, 2011. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 770-967-5555

Melvin Black

Melvin Clyde Black, age 67 of Commerce, GA passed away on February 6, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133 ...

Daniel Lasley Cowart

Daniel Lasley Cowart passed away February 18th, 2011. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

John Edwards

John E. Ewards age 80 of Snellville, passed away February 7, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

Wilma Swafford

Wilma Thomas Swafford, 80, of Norcross, GA died February 7, 2011. She was a member of Happy Hands Crafts and was an inspiration to her family and friends through her ...

Kimsam Som

Kimsam Som, age 58 of Stone Mountain, GA passed away February 16, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com

Robert Mobley

Robert Edward Mobley, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away February 17, 2011. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

James Nichols

Mr. James Ray "J.R." Nichols, age 79 of Maysville, GA who passed away on February 18, 2011. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Brian Plavcan

Mr. Brian Douglas Plavcan, age 49 of Jefferson, GA passed away on February 6, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

William Cooper

Mr. William Taylor Cooper, age 84 of Braselton, GA who passed away on February 17, 2011. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

John Jackie Simonds, Sr.

JOHN Mr. John Jackie Simonds, Sr., age 85, of Commerce, GA formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, February 7, 2011. He was preceded in death by his ...

Eulene Quattlebaum

Eulene Maddox Quattlebaum, 90, of Hoschton, Ga passed away February 17, 2011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of Arrangements. 770/867-1361.

Raymond Baker

Raymond "Ray" Baker, age 81, of Suwanee, GA passed away February 5, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A FAMILY COMPANY" 770-963-2411.

Colby Watts

Mr. Colby Watts, age 49 of Suwanee, GA passed away on February 18, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133 ...

Lori Van Matre

LORI Lori Hoffman Van Matre lost her courageous ten year battle with cancer on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at the Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Lori is survived by her loving ...

Darlee Haymon

Darlee Haymon, age 85, of Winder, GA passed away February 7, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

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Give big, win big: Most generous donor to win Paisley tickets

DULUTH -- One generous soul will win a pair of tickets and passes to meet Brad Paisley at his concert in Duluth on Thursday.

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Police: Frigid kids land mom in jail

A Duluth woman faces child cruelty charges for leaving two children exposed to sub-freezing temperatures early Tuesday morning.

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Race to the Top plans OK'd; Gwinnett schools to get $20.8 million

SUWANEE — Federal officials have approved plans by 26 Georgia school districts, including Gwinnett, participating in the state’s Race to the Top grant.

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Cleared of murder, shooter's fate murky

LAWRENCEVILLE — Chris Roesser has been cleared of murder charges that, two years ago, condemned him to life in prison plus another five years.

GMC adds new MRI machine

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett Medical Center’s Lawrenceville campus has welcomed in a new MRI machine, the first of its kind in the county.

Gladiators deal Kissel to Alaska

The Gwinnett Gladiators traded forward Dan Kissel to the Alaska Aces in exchange for future considerations Tuesday.

Faulkner hired as MTSU's quarterbacks coach

Middle Tennessee State has hired Parkview grad Buster Faulkner as its new quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator.

LETTERS: Voters deserve to have leader with accountability

The Lawrenceville City Council is contemplating transforming to a city manager type of government. This will be an expensive new layer of government not needed by our city.

G-Braves release year's promotions

To coincide with a redesign of its team website, the Gwinnett Braves announced today the nightly portion of the team’s promotional schedule.

BOE to honor several schools

SUWANEE — The Gwinnett County Board of Education will honor several schools at its meeting Thursday evening.

THOMAS: The real catastrophe awaits if we don't address deficit

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke seemed to be channeling Chicken Little when he warned congressional Republicans that any delay in raising the debt ceiling beyond the current $14.3 trillion cap could have ‘‘catastrophic’’ consequences.

Woodall appointed to Budget Committee

LAWRENCEVILLE — U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Lawrenceville, has been assigned to the House Budget Committee.

CLINE: Runners get to sleep in for Reagan

Tom Mayfield is my kind of road race organizer. As the annual Run the Reagan nears — it’s slated for Feb. 19 — the times Mayfield talks about aren’t for the 5 or 10K, but for 9 and 11 a.m.

LETTERS: Don't ignore the threat of Muslim Brotherhood

I enjoyed being enlightened by the column written by Cal Thomas (“Don’t ignore threat of Muslim Brotherhood,” Feb. 2, Page 6A). The Muslim Brotherhood is indeed a radical extremist group that promotes unrest, hatred and destruction for all those who do not agree with its desire to plant the seeds of their faith throughout the world with a do-or-die attitude.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Freed leader energizes Egypt protests

Freed leader energizes Egypt protests

Nurses honored by Children's Healthcare

A pair of nurses and Gwinnett residents were among those honored recently by the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

PREP ROUNDUP: Norcross boys outlast Mill Creek

NORCROSS — Norcross overcame a strong defensive effort from Mill Creek to post a 51-44 win in Region 7-AAAAA on Tuesday.

'Prep Rally' to feature Dacula, South basketball

“Gwinnett Prep Rally,” a Gwinnett County high school sports TV program, airs basketball highlights from South Gwinnett-Dacula girls, Norcross-Duluth girls and Dacula-South Gwinnett boys on this week’s show.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Judge: Stay away from Zuckerberg

Judge: Stay away from Zuckerberg

Tipoff Club tabs North boys, girls

The North Gwinnett basketball program swept the January honors given out by the Gwinnett County Tipoff Club.

Norcross' Poole commits to Morehouse football

Norcross quarterback Matt Poole has accepted an offer to play football for Morehouse College in Atlanta.

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Panthers' post play hands Broncos first loss

SNELLVILLE — Late in Parkview’s last meeting with Brookwood’s girls, the Panthers noticed they had an advantage underneath the basket.

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Buford boys give GAC another scare

NORCROSS — The Buford boys almost pulled off an upset in their first meeting with Greater Atlanta Christian, losing at home in overtime on Jan. 8.

NATION IN BRIEF: Dow closes higher for the 7th straight day

Dow closes higher for the 7th straight day

Broncos' Morrow signs with North Georgia

Brookwood senior Megan Morrow has signed a letter of intent to play soccer for North Georgia College and State University. Morrow, who plays club soccer for the ’93 GSA Phoenix Red, was recruited as a defender.

Man arrested in lewd photo case

LAWRENCEVILLE — The former principal of an Atlanta high school was arrested Monday on charges he texted pictures of his penis to a Gwinnett teenager and her mother, officials said.

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