News for Wednesday, January 26, 2011


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Donald Tallent

Donald E. Tallent, 78, of Atlanta, GA formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Jeff ...

Paul Clack

Mr. Paul Clack, age 81, of Suches, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on January 25, 2011. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Steve Patterson, Sr.

Mr. Steve Jeffery Patterson Sr., age 46, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Patterson, Jr. and ...

Susan Headley

Susan Headley passed away December 22, 2010.  A celebration of Susan's life will be held Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Hebron Baptist Church, Dacula, Georgia at 2 pm.

Ellen S. Deweese

Ellen S. DeWeese, age 90 of Duluth, GA died January 26, 2011. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Trennan Ayers

Trennan Jackson Ayers, infant, of Statham, GA passed away January 20, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Etta Louise Buckner

Etta Louise Buckner passed away on January 24 at the age of 83. Born in Canton, NC. Louise moved to Akron, OH in 1945 where she worked for Ohio Bell ...

Stephanie Zacharia

Stephanie B. Zacharia, age 60 of Lawrenceville, GA died January 26, 2011. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Margaret Johnson

Mrs. Margaret M. Johnson, age 81, of Gainesville, GA passed away on January 24, 2011. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133

Kenton Schroeder

Mr. Kenton Schroeder, age 28, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on January 26, 2011. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133

Ada Henderson

Ada Henderson, age 93 of Villa Rica, GA passed away January 19, 2011. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 770-967-5555

Blonnie Evans

Blonnie Gay Evans, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Calvin Hayden, Iii

Calvin Hayden, III, age 62, of Decatur, GA passed away January 20, 2011. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

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Trial starts in 35-year-old murder

The murder trial of a former Lawrenceville man finally began in Missouri Wednesday, almost 35 years after the alleged slaying.

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Suspects sought in credit card theft

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Police are looking for two women believed to have stolen credit cards from an elderly resident of a Lawrenceville assisted living facility, racking up thousands of dollars of charges in recent weeks.

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Snellville PD back where it wants to be -- in the heart of the city

Snellville police will cut the ribbon on their new home today, finally showing the public the 30,000-square-foot building officials are proud to say "is actually designed to function as a police department."

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QuikTrip to pay Buford woman for burn injury

A Cobb County jury awarded a Buford woman $1.2 million in damages for burn injuries she suffered from a cappuccino machine at a QuikTrip convenience store in 2007, her attorney said Wednesday.

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Stone Mountain tennis stadium could have new life

A revived tennis stadium could be a huge economic boon for south Gwinnett, but it would take more than $200 million for a vision presented Wednesday, consultants told the board of the Evermore Community Improvement District.

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Gwinnett schools raise money with Coaches vs. Cancer

It's a little friendly competition, but it's one with no real loser.

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Broncos, Hawks to meet at Coolray Field

Brookwood and Mill Creek will be the first local high school baseball teams to benefit from having a Class AAA baseball stadium in their county.

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Woman booked in pepper-spray attack

Authorities arrested an Auburn woman Wednesday after sheallegedly pepper-sprayed and cut a man last weekend.

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O'Brien claims girls dive title

By Christine Troyke

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Congressmen react to State of the Union

Georgia’s Republican senators reached across the aisle to sit with Democrats at Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. But the political divide remained in their thoughts on policies introduced by President Barack Obama in the speech.

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Perfect repeat: Parkview's Piner nails tough dive to cap county title

STONE MOUNTAIN — Sean Piner stood at the back of the diving board and inhaled a customary breath.

THOMAS: President hides a lot of spending in his speech

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama at times sounded like he was channeling Ronald Reagan: cutting the deficit, hailing private enterprise and individual initiative, talking about the future. But for all his eloquence, the president wrapped his liberal ideology in conservative sheep’s clothing.

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HAMMOCK: Brookwood grad, current Titan Curran still giving back

Back in 2009, North Gwinnett’s annual holiday basketball tournament lost its title sponsor and a large chunk of its funding until Jared Cook stepped in.

NATION IN BRIEF: New York Times to publish e-book on WikiLeaks

NEW YORK — The New York Times is experimenting with another source of revenue: digital books.

Gwinnett Tech honored by Regional Commission

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett Technical College has been honored for its community partnership with the Atlanta Regional Workforce Board, recognized at the recent Atlanta Regional Commission’s annual awards luncheon.

Another snowstorm hits East

NEW YORK — Schools closed, governments sent workers home early and planes were grounded Wednesday in an all-too-familiar routine along the East Coast as another snowstorm swept over a region already beaten down by a winter not even half over.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Motley Crue singer dodges media in Vegas DUI case

LAS VEGAS — Motley Crue singer Vince Neil avoided the media and quietly pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving drunk in his Lamborghini last summer near the Las Vegas Strip.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Protesters clash for 2nd day in Egypt

CAIRO — Egyptian anti-government activists pelted police with firebombs and rocks in a second day of clashes Wednesday that left two dead. Beefed up police forces on the streets quickly moved in and used tear gas, beatings and live ammunition fired in the air to disperse any demonstrations.

Ant Farm co-inventor Milton Levine dies at 97 in Calif.

LOS ANGELES — Milton Levine, co-inventor of the classic Ant Farm toy that gave millions of youngsters a sneak peak into the underground lives of insects, has died at age 97.

GWINNETT GAB: Real estate company holds grand opening for office

DULUTH — Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners is having a grand opening and ribbon cutting today for its new space in One Sugarloaf Centre at 1960 Satellite Blvd., Duluth.

ROBINSON: Battle over spending treads in a gray area

Despite what you might have heard, the coming battle on Capitol Hill is not really about “government spending” in the abstract. It’s about two radically different visions of how money should be spent.

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DALY: Blackberries are easy to grow and produce bountiful fruit

Blackberries are one of the easiest fruits for homeowners to grow. Once established, they require minimal maintenance, have few pest problems, and produce abundant fruit.