News for Monday, October 31, 2011

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Cops: Daschund given LSD, struck by car in Snellville

A Snellville couple is facing charges after allegedly giving their dog LSD before it was hit by a car.

Taxes, town center divide Snellville mayoral candidates

Barbara Bender and Kelly Kautz square off for Snellville mayor.

Newton and McFarland running for City Council in Norcross

On Nov. 8, incumbent Councilman Craig Newton defends his position against concerned citizen Greg McFarland for a seat on the Norcross City Council.

Gwinnett County calls meeting at service delivery deadline

Gwinnett commissioners call special meeting over service delivery.

Boy alerts sleeping family to fire at Duluth home

A weekend fire displaced a family.

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Shearer starts job as Duluth's first manager

New Duluth City Manager Tim Shearer's first day on the job.

Annual GA-PCOM Peachtree Road 5K is Saturday

Rainbow Village is the beneficiary of this week's annual GA-PCOM Old Peachtree Road 5K.

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Friendly, flat-faced dogs gather in style

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Curly tails were wagging Saturday at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds for the 18th Annual PugFest, hosted by Southeast Pug Rescue and Adoption.. With wrinkly faces and compact, square bodies, hundreds of pugs maneuvered through the crowds with their owners.. "(Pugfest) started out at a SERPA member's house

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Halloween photo contest on Facebook

Participate in the Gwinnett Daily Post Facebook contest by submitting your favorite Halloween photo.

Usage triples in first month of HOT lanes

Usage is increasing in the I-85 HOT lanes.

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Peachtree Corners cityhood issue divides community

Cityhood issue divides community.

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Meet the finalists for Teacher of the Year

Meet the six finalists for Gwinnett County Public Schools teacher of the year.

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Outlook brighter for shelter animals

Culture shift signals brighter future for shelter pets.

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Halloween festivities hit downtown Duluth

DULUTH -- Princesses rode ponies, superheroes conquered inflatable obstacle courses and, at one point, an orchestra made up of cowboys, video game characters and vampires took the stage.. Halloween came early in downtown Duluth Saturday as the city hosted "Halloween on the Green," an all-day, family-friendly take

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Archer student with Down syndrome all smiles as football manager

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Jeffrey has been known to speak to the Archer High School football team.. He wishes them luck before games, congratulates them after winning efforts. During games, he makes sure the Tiger players have plenty of water. He's there on the field most practices too.. Jeffrey Pennington has Down

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OFFENSIVE HONOR ROLL

The top prep football performances from the games on Oct. 28

DEFENSIVE HONOR ROLL

The top defensive performances from the Oct. 28 prep football games

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Archer's Jermaine Morris

Morris shines as Tigers defeat Parkview

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Norcross' Joseph Wilber

Wilber's running, passing lead Blue Devils past Collins Hill

Early N.E. storm disrupts Halloween

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Twelve-year-old McKenzie Gallasso was deciding between dressing as a witch or a werewolf when the phone rang Monday with bad news: Halloween had been canceled.. Police in her Hartford suburb of South Windsor advised families to call off trick-or-treating because of the October

Court victory, emotional scars for Russian girls switched at birth

MOSCOW -- It was more money than either family has ever seen -- but it's still not clear if it can make the pain go away.. A court awarded two Russian families $100,000 each in compensation Monday from a maternity home that accidentally switched their daughters at birth. It said

Cardinals manager La Russa announces retirement

Longtime manager goes out after World Series victory

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Braves trade Lowe to Indians for minor leaguer

Veteran pitcher leaves to open spot for young hurlers in rotation

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UConn's Lamb joins Sullinger on AP preseason All-America team

Norcross grad one of five first-team selections

Braves pick up option on Hinske

Club also parts ways with McLouth

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Georgia LB Jones gets it done with determination

Linebacker breaks out with four-sack game vs. Gators

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Buford, Collins Hill retain state softball crowns

Programs continue amazing runs with victories in Columbus

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Do-it-all Capobianco lives up to his name

Falcons a win away from hosting a playoff game.

North's Kongquee headed to Young Harris

Left-handed pitcher makes early commitment

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Shearer starts job as Duluth's first manager

New Duluth City Manager Tim Shearer's first day on the job.

Newton and McFarland running for City Council in Norcross

On Nov. 8, incumbent Councilman Craig Newton defends his position against concerned citizen Greg McFarland for a seat on the Norcross City Council.

Gwinnett County calls meeting at service delivery deadline

Gwinnett commissioners call special meeting over service delivery.

Annual GA-PCOM Peachtree Road 5K is Saturday

Rainbow Village is the beneficiary of this week's annual GA-PCOM Old Peachtree Road 5K.

Taxes, town center divide Snellville mayoral candidates

Barbara Bender and Kelly Kautz square off for Snellville mayor.

Cops: Daschund given LSD, struck by car in Snellville

A Snellville couple is facing charges after allegedly giving their dog LSD before it was hit by a car.

Boy alerts sleeping family to fire at Duluth home

A weekend fire displaced a family.

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Fred Hoefer

Mr. Fred S. Hoefer Jr., age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2011. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Betty Hoefer, Buford, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Robert Heaton, Piedmont, SC, Jane and Mike Grabusky, Sugar Hill, GA and Judy Clemmons, Jacksonville, NC; son and daughter-in-law, Fred S. Hoefer III and wife, Kim Hoefer, Alpharetta, GA; four grandchildren, Erika Howell, Lindsay Hoefer, Matthew Stone and Amanda Clemmons; two great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Toni Hoefer, Jacksonville, FL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Hoefer was born July 28, 1923 in Ithaca, NY. He was a 1942 graduate of Morristown High School in Morristown, NJ and a 1948 graduate of Cornell University where he received his Bachelor's Degree. He was a World War II Army veteran having served in the 104 Infantry Timber Wolf Division. He retired from Cornell University in 1976 and retired in 1986 as a Director of Food Services in Oconee County, SC. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch, GA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Prince Of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 with Father Eric Hill serving as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church or Muscular Dystrophy Association in memory of Fred S. Hoefer Jr. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.

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Robert Clark

Robert Bruce Clark, 88, a 78 year resident of Bradford, Pennsylvania, and the last ten years a resident of Dacula, Georgia, went home to his Lord and Savior on October 18, 2011 in the Gwinnett Medical Center after heart failure. He also suffered from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease. He was loved and respected by his family and will be greatly missed by his many devoted friends. He was born on June 14, 1923, served in the United States Marine Corps from 1943-1945 where he was awarded the Purple Heart ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation ribbon, the American Campaign medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal, the World War II Victory medal, the Marine Corps Sharpshooter Rifle badge, the Honorable Service lapel button and the Marine Corps Honorable Discharge button. His many organizations include Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) "Life Member; American Legion Post #108" Life Member - Past Commander; Disabled American Veterans (DAV) McKean County, PA, Chapter #72 "Life Member; Forty & Eight" Past Chef-De-Gar, American Legion Bi-County (McKean & Cameron Counties) "Past Commander; Fourth Marine Division Association" Life Member; Union Lodge #334 F&A.M." Life Member; Blue Lodge "Fifty Year Member; Valley of Coudersport, PA Consistory" Fifty Year Member; Zem Zem Shrine of Erie, PA "Life Member; McKean County Shrine Club" Fifty Year Member "Past President; Allegheny Shrine Club; McKean County Road Runners" Charter Member; Zem Zem Temple Motorized Units; Zem Zem Legion of Honor; Royal Order of Jesters, Court #58; Kachina Billiken Club; and Orak Grotto "Fifty Year Member" Past Monarch. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Pauline (Bairunas) Clark, his mother Edna (Gilbert) Clark, his father William Bruce Clark, his brother Howard Clark, and his sister Donna (Clark) Zandi. Survived by his brother Jack Clark of Calabash, NC, his daughter Carol Lynn (Clark) Hall of Dacula, GA; his son Thomas Clark of Snellville, GA; his niece Sherry Barnes of Blue Ridge, GA; his nephew John Clark of Shallotte, NC; his grandchildren Steve Miller, Robbie Clark, Jimmy Clark and Michelle (Clark) Mullins; his seven great-grandchildren, his second wife Louise (Fugett) Clark of Bradford, PA; and his third wife Carol (Milliron) Clark, who resides in Easton, PA. A service celebrating Robert's life will be held on November 1, 2011 at 6:00 PM at the Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church, 1450 Pine Road, Dacula, GA. Pastors Jason Mincey and Matt Tuggle will officiate. After the memorial a reception will be held in the Great Room at the church. Food and refreshments will be provided by the Kitchen Angels of the Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church of which Carol Hall is a member. A burial service will be conducted in Bradford, Pennsylvania, on November 5, 2011 where he will be laid to rest by his first wife, Helen, who is the mother of his two children, Carol Hall and Thomas Clark. Arrangements made by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, SW, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-962-3100. Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com

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Donald Newton

Donald Newton

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Bonnie Hall

Bonnie Brock Hall, 100, of Dacula, Georgia, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2011. Funeral services will be 2 PM Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Brown and Rev. Steve Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Dacula. Bonnie was one of 14 children and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church - Dacula, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years: John Thomas "J.T." Hall. She is survived by her Children: Kenneth Hall, Dacula, Katherine & Mike Cornelison, Cornelius, NC; Charles & Ginny Hall, Lawrenceville; Sister, Gertie Simonton, Lawrenceville; Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: Louie & Margaret Hall, Bethlehem; Sisters-in-law: Leora Brock, Lawrenceville, Coeleanor Cox, Dacula; Derotha Moseley, Dacula; Grandchildren: Rodney Scott Hall & Alana Hall; Great Grandchildren: Zachary Hall & Nicholas Hall, all of Powder Springs; and many nieces & nephews. The family will receive friends 2-4 & 6-8 PM Tuesday, November 1, 2011 and 12 - 2 PM Wednesday, November 2, 2011at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, SW, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-962-3100. Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com

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Shearer starts job as Duluth's first manager

DULUTH -- Tim Shearer found a few tricks and treats at his first day on the job as Duluth's new city manager Monday.

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Archer's Jermaine Morris

Who: Archer's Jermaine Morris

Troy Ray

Troy Lee Ray, age 74, of St. Mountain, GA died on October 26, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182