News for Thursday, November 24, 2011

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Court clerk, former DA Tom Lawler loses fight with prostate cancer

Gwinnett County clerk of court and former DA Tom Lawler has passed away

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Christmas tree lit in Lawrenceville for 24th year

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Forget the tryptophan nap.. After stuffing themselves with turkey, family and football on Thursday, the people of Lawrenceville still had one very important thing to do. For the 24th straight year, a towering Christmas tree was lit on the grounds of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, simultaneously ending Thanksgiving

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Sugarloaf UMC feeds those in need on Thanksgiving

Hundreds come to Duluth church for Thanksgiving meal

Stormwater rule gives redevelopment a boost in Gwinnett

County's new stormwater exception expected to help revitalization efforts.

Power briefly lost in Lawrenceville on Thanksgiving

Power briefly went out in Lawrenceville on Thanksgiving

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2 Gwinnett kids picked for hospital Holiday Card program

Two Gwinnett kids picked for venerable hospital Holiday Card program.

Living in Space exhibit at Environmental & Heritage Center

Replicates wht it's like to be on a space station.

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RICH: Making Thanksgiving memories with a friend

And using a recipe that makes the day.

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Sugarloaf UMC feeds those in need on Thanksgiving

Hundreds come to Duluth church for Thanksgiving meal

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Dacula football player battles cancer to be with team

DACULA -- One thing Chris Pendley is thankful for this Thanksgiving: finally getting to hit somebody.. The junior at Dacula High School is an offensive lineman on its football team making a surge through the state playoffs. He's been at practices and games all season along, but with that one

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Providence Christian purchases iPad 2 tablets for students

Students of Providence Christian Academy in grades 7-12 will get to use iPad 2s to complement their learning experience at the school.

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Court clerk, former DA Tom Lawler loses fight with prostate cancer

Gwinnett County clerk of court and former DA Tom Lawler has passed away

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Christmas tree lit in Lawrenceville for 24th year

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Forget the tryptophan nap.. After stuffing themselves with turkey, family and football on Thursday, the people of Lawrenceville still had one very important thing to do. For the 24th straight year, a towering Christmas tree was lit on the grounds of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, simultaneously ending Thanksgiving

Stormwater rule gives redevelopment a boost in Gwinnett

County's new stormwater exception expected to help revitalization efforts.

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Sugarloaf UMC feeds those in need on Thanksgiving

Hundreds come to Duluth church for Thanksgiving meal

Living in Space exhibit at Environmental & Heritage Center

Replicates wht it's like to be on a space station.

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2 Gwinnett kids picked for hospital Holiday Card program

Two Gwinnett kids picked for venerable hospital Holiday Card program.

Power briefly lost in Lawrenceville on Thanksgiving

Power briefly went out in Lawrenceville on Thanksgiving

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ROBINSON: Waiting for the GOP's love

WASHINGTON — Moderator Wolf Blitzer opened Tuesday's Republican debate by introducing himself and adding, for some reason, "Yes, that's my real name." A few moments later, the party's most plausible nominee for president said the following: "I'm Mitt Romney, and yes, Wolf

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MCCULLOUGH: Ol' Lady Luck smiles on me

Even when you're in the middle of those moments that you know are going to become treasured memories, it's sometimes hard to know just how special they will be until something happens to give them perspective. That happened for me when Larry Munson died.

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HUCKABY: Recipe award will be among the most cherished

Try this "Southern Eatin'" recipe to feed 5,000 of your closest friends.

Wilkins named MVP as Wesleyan win tourney

Wolves' top player, depth on display during run to tourney title

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Getting to Know ... Joey Haddad

Gwinnett Gladiators forward Joey Haddad answers a variety of questions for this week's "Getting to Know ...."

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Underdog Dacula faces tough challenge against Walton

Dacula travels to play Walton in the Class AAAAA quarterfinals.

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Talent-laden Buford hosts Elbert Co. in third round

Buford hosts Elbert County in the Class AA quarterfinals.

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Grayson sees many similarities in West Forsyth

No. 2 ranked Rams to face young program in search of another upset

Hosea Feed the Hungry feast to serve 40K hungry, homeless

More than 40,000 of Atlanta's poor, jobless and homeless will enjoy hot, home-cooked meals courtesy of Hosea Feed the Hungry, the charity that has served the city for more than four decades.

Ga. National Guard unit returns home from Iraq

A group of about 40 Georgia National Guardsmen based in Winder have returned home from Iraq just in time for Thanksgiving.

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Festive Thanksgiving Day Parade heads through NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A festive mood prevailed Thursday as the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through the crowded streets of Manhattan beneath brilliant sunshine.

1 dead, 4 injured in head-on collision in Douglas

Authorities say a 57-year-old woman is dead and four others injured after a motorist fell asleep while driving in Douglas County.

Gingrich could draw GOP ire on immigration

Newt Gingrich has charged into the fray over illegal immigration, risking conservative ire just as his Republican presidential campaign — once declared all but dead — has vaulted into front-runner status.

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MCCULLOUGH: Ol' Lady Luck smiles on me

You never know how significant moments might become in this life.

Living in Space exhibit at Environmental & Heritage Center

Have you ever wondered what it would take to live in space? A trip to the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center may be all it takes to find out.

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Snellville and Loganville celebrate the holidays with tree lightings

The weekend after Thanksgiving is full of the gift-giving spirit throughout Gwinnett County, especially in Loganville and Snellville. Both cities have scheduled their annual tree lightings -- Snellville on Saturday and Loganville on Friday -- to get ready for the next round of holidays.

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John Becraft

BECRAFT, JOHN John F. Becraft, age 89, of Loganville, Georgia, entered into rest on Wednesday, November 23, 2011. He is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Mary Villar ...

Ellowayne Shaw

Ellowayne Shaw, age 68 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on November 22, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550. www.wagesandsons.com

Ansley Arnette

Ansley Addison Arnette, age 13, of Lawrenceville, went to be with our precious Lord on Wednesday, November 23, 2011. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jim Arnette. She ...

Martha Blanton

Martha Ann Blanton, 82, of Snellville, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Kevin Bagwell

Mr. Kevin Bagwell, age 43, of Braselton, GA and Norcross, GA, passed away November 22, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...