News for Tuesday, May 24, 2011


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Crews search for survivors

Emergency crews drilled through concrete at a ruined Home Depot, making peepholes in the rubble in hopes of finding lost shoppers and employees. A dog clambered through the shattered remains of a house, sniffing for any sign of the woman and infant who lived there.

MUST READ: New York Times reporter subpoenaed in CIA case

Federal prosecutors issued a subpoena for a New York Times reporter demanding his testimony in the prosecution of a former CIA operations officer charged with illegally leaking classified information.

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Road to success: Senior says hard work helps overcome autism

When Zach Kallman was in sixth grade, he hopped onto a riding lawn mower and drove around his Suwanee neighborhood, asking people if he could cut their lawns.

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Suwanee to build substation

The city of Suwanee plans to build a new police substation and training center in its Gateway area.

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Lilburn Middle marks growth on writing test

Lilburn Middle School principal Gene Taylor wants to rewrite the future of the school by focusing on writing.

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Police searching for van involved in hit-and-run

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett County Police Department's Accident Investigation Unit is searching for a Dodge Ram van that investigators believe was involved in a fatal hit-and-run last week.

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3 charged in chop shop bust

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett police zeroed in on a chop shop operation in Lawrenceville after one suspect advertised parts on Craigslist, officials said Tuesday.

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Locals help North Georgia softball to World Series

A pack of Gwinnett grads helped the North Georgia fastpitch softball team to its third straight berth in the Division II Women's World Series last weekend.

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Stars slam Treutlen to earn first finals berth

LILBURN — Aside from being the day of the deciding game of his team’s Class A state semifinal baseball series against Treutlen, Tuesday was also Providence Christian coach Adam Cantrell’s 36th birthday.

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CLINE: Duluth best at honoring our veterans

I’ve written about it before in this space, but as I drove through Duluth on Sunday and saw all of the flags memorializing soldiers who fought for our country, I said it again, out loud: “This is great.”

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G-Braves sweep doubleheader

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — The Gwinnett Braves got strong starting pitching from Julio Teheran and Todd Redmond to sweep a doubleheader from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Tuesday at Coca-Cola Park.

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Officials approve $500K to support Partnership Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE — Battling to keep the county government budget balanced, commissioners put their hopes again Tuesday in the Partnership Gwinnett program to bring jobs to the area.

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Estep wins Northwood club championship

Peachtree Ridge grad Zach Estep, who just finished his freshman season on Southern Mississippi’s golf team, won the Northwood Country Club men’s club championship last Sunday.

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Collins Hill grad Fowler named all-conference

Southeast Missouri State senior Carmen Fowler, a Collins Hill grad, was named to the first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference fastpitch softball team for the first time this season.

Theft charges against company leader tossed

ATLANTA — Felony theft charges against a Gwinnett man who led a biotech and pharmaceutical recruiting company have been dismissed, his attorney said this week.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Oprah focuses on fans during final show

Oprah focuses on fans during final show

Attorney: Girlfriend's murder charges unjust

NORCROSS — The defense attorney for a Norcross woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend said Tuesday his client is innocent of murder and is being painted in a bad light by police.

Unexploded mortar shell sparks evacuation in Winder

WINDER — Barrow County officials closed a Winder road and evacuated five homes Tuesday evening after a resident found an unexploded mortar shell while digging in their yard.

LETTERS: Buying American helps keep jobs in our country

I appreciate J.K. Murphy’s column concerning Americans buying American-made products. It’s a sad commentary on the times that we’d have to be reminded to buy American.

CEPEDA: No clowning around on this issue

Could a 48-year-old clown with corporate directives to promote the benefits of physical activity really be conspiring to harm American children?

THOMAS: Obama's stance on Israel a great insult to our ally

With friends like President Barack Obama, who needs enemies? If you’re Israel, you already have quite enough of those.

Cultural Arts Center celebrates opening

LILBURN — The Melanie Thornton Youth Arts Foundation’s new Cultural Arts Center will celebrate its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. today.

LETTERS: What's on the inside, not guns, is what makes a woman sexy

You have to be kidding. So Ronda Rich thinks “Nothing is sexier than a woman with a gun”?

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SoCon honors roll in for Heffley

Brookwood grad Ross Heffley, a junior at Western Carolina, racked up a handful of honors this week. The infielder was named to the All-Southern Conference baseball team by the coaches and the media, in addition to earning SoCon player of the week honors.

John Franklin

Mr. John Wayne Franklin, age 58 of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Emma Frances Hornbuckle

Emma Frances "Frankie" Hornbuckle, age 95, died May 20, 2011. She is survived by her Daughter-in-Law Mary Frances Hornbuckle, Brothers and Sisters-in-Law Charles and Annelle Langley ...

Evelyn Morgan

Evelyn Johnston Morgan, age 69 of Winder, GA passed away May 23, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553

Joseph Sidney Almand, Sr.

Joseph Sidney Almand, Sr., age 91 of Loganville passed away, Saturday, May 21, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 11AM Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church ...

Georgia K. Katsegianes

Georgia K. Katsegianes of Stone Mountain, GA passed away May 21, 2011. Arrangements by Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811

Janice Hazlett

Mrs. Janice Hadaway Hazlett, 65 of Snellville, GA died May 21, 2011. Arrangements by Davis-Struempf Funeral Home and Crematory, Austell 770-944-2900

Marlene Lichty

Mrs. Marlene Wenzel Lichty, age 76, of Flowery Branch, GA and formerly of Goose Creek, SC passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. She is survived by husband of fifty ...

Robert Edward Wellborn

Robert Edward (Ed) Wellborn, age 83, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away May 22, 2011. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Nellie Wilson

MAE Nellie Mae Wilson, age 74, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Carl Wilson and ...

Shirley Taffar

Shirley Perry Taffar, age 76 of Winder, Ga passed away May 22, 2011. A member of Hebron Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by a grandson: Cory Taffar; sister ...

Andrew Stephens

Andrew Christopher Stephens, age 31 of Winder, GA passed away May 20, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553

Kory Potts

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Kory Thomas Potts, 23 of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson in charge of arrangements 706-367-5467 ...

Arthur Sandberg

Arthur "Dick" Richard Sandberg, 65, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Friday, May 20, 2011 at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Rosane Sandberg of Lawrenceville, GA; Son, Patrick, of Chicago ...

Barbara Byers

Barbara Ann Byers, age 76 of Loganville, GA passed away May 22, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Services LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Willene Long

Willene Milford Long, age 93, of Lilburn, Ga., died Sunday, May 22, 2011. Her funeral will be Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 2 pm in the Bill Head Funeral Home ...

George Bonnoitt

George Kingman Bonnoitt, age 90, of Tucker, GA, died May 22, 2011. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Emmett Bugg

Emmett Wesley Bugg, age 83 of Lilburn, GA passed away May 21, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182