News for Wednesday, February 9, 2011


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Brian Lauer

Brian Lauer, age 43 of Nashville, TN passed away February 5, 2011. Arrangements by Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811

Charles Mayer

Charles Mayer age 90 of Snellville, GA formerly from Margate, FL passed away on Monday, February 7th, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Georgette Mayer, sons ...

Elmer Fowler

Elmer Fowler, age 88 of Winder, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Friday, February 11, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Danny Dunagan

Danny Jewell Dunagan, 61, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on February 8th, 2011. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents ...

Donna Kilgore

Ms. Donna Gayle Kilgore, age 55 of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford ...

Robert Allen Campbell, Jr.

ROBERT Robert Allen Campbell, Jr., age 74, of Lilburn, passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, February 11, 2011 at Bill ...

Robert Matherson

Robert "Bobby" Matherson, age 71, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away February 7, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Shirley Randall

Shirley Ann Randall, age 75, of Tucker, GA, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Brenda Rees

Brenda Sue Rees, of Snellville, GA passed away February 8, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 33 years Harry Rees; daughter and son-in-law, Tamra and Andy ...

Dorothy House

Mrs. Dorothy House, 87, of Winder, Georgia died February 9, 2011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of Arrangements. 770/867-1361.

Lori Ann Van Matre

Lori Ann Van Matre, age 41 of Duluth, GA died February 6, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

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Providence Christian to add sports facilities

LILBURN -- Providence Christian Academy isn't just planning to expand its athletic program by adding football.

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Prosecutor: Sinister plan spurred teen death

A murder trial opened Wednesday for three defendants in a murder trial.

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G-Braves release giveaways, theme night and stars

After a season in which the Gwinnett Braves’ average attendance dipped below 50 percent of Coolray Field’s capacity and placed the team in second-to-last in average across the International League, the Class AAA baseball team took two days to announce an increased promotions calendar.

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Ga. ranks 11th on AP exams

LAWRENCEVILLE — Georgia ranks 11th in the nation in the percentage of seniors who pass Advanced Placement exams, according to the College Board’s AP Report to the Nation.

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Pyle wants leadership from young Gladiators

Challenges have again been issued.

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GARDENING IN GWINNETT: Light pruning is usually all the crape myrtle requires

Crape myrtles are some of the most commonly planted flowering trees in the landscape. They provide abundant summer color with minimal maintenance. The winter months are the best time to prune crape myrtles. However, the practice of butchering them is very common. Light pruning is usually all the plant requires.

THOMAS: Multiculturalism has shown to be a failure

One of liberalism’s many problems is that once an idea or program is proved wrong and unworkable, liberals rarely acknowledge their mistake and examine the root cause of their error so they don’t repeat it.

ROBINSON: Nowadays, the Gipper would be a Democrat

As we mark the centennial of Ronald Reagan’s birth, one of our major political parties has become imbued with the Gipper’s political philosophy and governing style. I mean the Democrats, of course.

North's Johnson signs football scholarship

North Gwinnett’s Adonis Johnson signed with Lindsey Wilson College, a MidSouth Conference NAIA program, on Wednesday. Johnson had 12 catches for 148 yards and two touchdowns as a senior to help the Bulldogs to the Region 7-AAAAA championship. Johnson is the seventh player to sign a football scholarship.

GWINNETT GAB: Presidential Volunteer Service Award winners honored

Presidential Volunteer Service Award winners honored

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Lohan pleads not guilty to theft charge

Lohan pleads not guilty to theft charge

NATION IN BRIEF: Second blizzard howls through weary Okla., Ark.

Second blizzard howls through weary Okla., Ark.

Three Parkview athletes sign

Parkview had three cross country and track and field athletes sign scholarships on Wednesday in the school’s cafeteria.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Berlusconi: Trial request is bid to topple him

Berlusconi: Trial request is bid to topple him

Ga. finds fewer erased test answers

LAWRENCEVILLE — State monitors helped reduce the number of wrong answers that were erased and replaced on standardized tests in Georgia school districts after reports of possible cheating sparked widespread public concern, according to a review of 2010 test results announced Wednesday.

Home and Garden Show to feature HGTV's Tallant

DULUTH — The Georgia Home and Garden Show, presented by the Gwinnett Daily Post, is coming to Duluth this weekend.

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HAMMOCK: Work pays off for improving South Gwinnett swimmers

Thanks to talent-rich Gwinnett County, some local swimming and diving coaches have incredible flexibility with their lineups.

Officials ID drowned kayaker

SNELLVILLE — The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the identity of the kayaker who drowned in Snellville’s Norris Lake over the weekend.