News for Friday, April 13, 2012


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RICH: I'm in a hurry

Remembering a quick story about the Intimidator.

MCLEOD: 5 ways to stay focused during times of uncertainty

Everything isn't going to turn out the way you planned, but that doesn't mean you can't still be prepared.

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Artists paint the town at Plein Art event

Tannery Row Artist Colony hosted its annual Plein Air event for artists to paint scenes of Buford.

LETTERS: Medical services shouldn't be treated as 'money grab'

I do not agree with the decisions Eastside Medical Center has made about cardiac services.

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YARBROUGH: Daydreaming about clouds and wished-for headlines

Sometimes I just close my eyes and think of headlines I would like to see.

LETTERS: Climbing tolls no surprise

It's hard to believe what Georgia is charging for the HOT lanes compared to what they charge in Pennsylvania.

Wesleyan's Talley commits to Presbyterian basketball

Junior has won three team state titles in three high school seasons

North's Bramblett signs with Young Harris lacrosse

Senior will be one of first players in new program

Dacula announces coaching changes, including girls basketball

Falcons' Young, Harrison step down; Machovec takes over two head coaching roles

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Force hope to bounce back against undefeated Chicago

Georgia Force hope to rebound from last week's loss against undefeated Chicago Rush

Hebron hosts 'Heart of a Lion' night

Hebron baseball hosts "Heart of a Lion" night

Local athletic directors honored by the GADA

Duluth's Navas, Brookwood's Kimbro among award-winners

Six more Brookwood football players sign to set school record

Broncos now have an all-time best 15 college signees

Brookwood's Gouge earns GADA scholarship

Athletic and academic excellence gives Bronco a prestigious honor

Shiloh's Mosley signs with Gardner-Webb wrestling

Shiloh wrestler Ryan Mosley signed with Gardner-Webb.

GAC's Armstrong signs with GCSU basketball

Senior coming off strong 2011-12 season for the Spartans

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GWINNETT GRADS: South's Teschner having big season at CSU

Catcher ranked as sixth-best MLB Draft prospect in Division II

Emergency management to hold public meeting

Meeting to be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 23 at 800 Hi Hope Road, Lawrenceville

Seven Gwinnett murder suspects indicted

Cases include two drug-related incidents and man allegedly stabbing his grandfather

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Police: Pair caught with bagful of tax return checks

Pair caught during traffic stop with a bagful of stolen tax return checks, police say.

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Personal care home owner charged with exploiting residents

Personal care home proprietor charged with bilking residents of thousands of dollars, police say.

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Auburn man charged with possessing child porn

Auburn man charged by the GBI with possessing child pornography.

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Gilmour — O'Keefe

Neil and Nancy Gilmour of Suwanee announce the engagement of their daughter, Marie Suzanne Gilmour of St. Augustine, Fla., to Tucker Camden O'Keefe of St. Augustine, son of Kathy O'Keefe of St. Augustine and the late Jeff O'Keefe.

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Pilot schools help prep for eCLASS rollout

Students at several local middle schools are testing out a curriculum and instruction program that puts the young people in familiar territory: the digital realm.

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Gornes — Ritchie

Lee and Judy Gornes of Athens announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Gornes of Lawrenceville, to Corey Ritchie of Lawrenceville, son of Fred and Maxine Ritchie of Snellville.

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Wilkerson 65th anniversary

George E. and Evelyn Adams Wilkerson of Between recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

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Shane — Ures

Chuck and Maggie Shane of Suwanee announce the engagement of their daughter, Betsy Shane of Athens, to Jake Ures of Athens, son of John and Darla Ures of Suwanee.

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JENKINS: Family pressures can lead to naming disasters

You're never going to please everyone with your new baby's name, so why ruin the kid's life trying.

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LARSON: Trickum teacher puts heart and sole into Holocaust awareness

Drawing from his father's experience, Alan "Woody" Morawiec conducts a yearly shoe drive to help educate his students about the atrocities.

Wreck kills 1, injures 2 on I-985

Police also asking for witnesses to Tuesday's fatal crash to call detectives

Silverbacks add Central grad Carr to midfield

Borfor "Buff" Carr, a 24-year-old attacking midfielder who played for Central Gwinnett, has joined the Atlanta Silverbacks, the club announced Friday.

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Gambling venue developer pledges land for transit

If his $1 billion gambling venture moves forward in Norcross, developer Dan O'Leary pledges a donation of nine acres at prime location for a transit connection.

Teacher honored for Holocaust lessons

A Gwinnett County Public Schools teacher language arts teacher will be honored later in April for her work in educating students about the Holocaust.

Janice Bradford

Janice Bradford, age 65 of Lawrenceville, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Saturday, April 14, 2012 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Paul Miller

Paul Edward Miller, 66, of Duluth, GA, died April 12, 2012. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home ...

Helen Sharp

Helen Marie Sharp, age 81, of Lilburn, GA, died April 11, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

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Fay King

Ms. Fay King, age 54, of Dahlonega, GA formerly of Buford passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray King and Betty ...

Pauline Morris

Pauline McDonald Morris, age 89, of Winder, GA passed away April 11, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Mary Silver

Mary Elizabeth Parker Silver, age 52, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on April 11, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Loyd Wood

Loyd P. Wood, age 81, of Monroe, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012. A full obituary will follow next weekend. A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of ...


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