News for Sunday, August 19, 2012


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'Solid South' no longer just all-red or all-blue

The "Solid South" was a political fact, benefiting Democrats for generations and then Republicans, with Bible Belt and racial politics ruling the day.

Lawyers across US urged to give more free services

Jennifer Garcia stood alone before a judge with a stack of legal papers in her hands, answering questions about her personal life.

Lettuce sold in Ga. recalled over E. coli fears

A Northern California produce supplier said Sunday it is voluntarily recalling romaine lettuce that was shipped to 19 states, Puerto Rico and Canada over fears about possible E. coli contamination.

Biffle wins at Michigan when Johnson's car falters

Biffle also takes over Sprint Cup points lead from the No. 48

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Time to shine for Falcons' Jones

Second-year wideout sporting different hairstyle, looking better to his coaches on the field, too

Minor's tough luck continues as Braves fall

Lefty's ERA keeps going down, but losses keep mounting

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THE BLITZ: Questions and some answers for the season

The Blitz, staff writer Brandon Brigman's weekly high school football blog, takes a look at the upcoming season, including the Corky Kell Classic, the top games this season and new coaches in Gwinnett.

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GSU student shot in confrontation in Atlanta

Police are searching for the assailant who fatally shot a 23-year-old student in Atlanta.

Search suspended for missing boater in Lake Lanier

Emergency crews have ended their second day of a search for a man who went missing after jumping from a sailboat into Lake Lanier.

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Louise Butcher

Louise Butcher 93, of Miami, FL entered into eternal rest with the Lord on Saturday, August, 18, 2012. Louise passed away peacefully after an extended illness at Embracing Hospice in ...

Robert "Bob" Hardin

Mr. Robert “Bob” Hardin, age 85, of Carrollton, GA and formerly of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on August 17, 2012. 

Alviree "Cricket" Fields

Mrs. Alviree Bell “Cricket” Martin Fields, 80, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2012.

Wallace Grier

Wallace Grier, age 87 of Lawrenceville died August 18, 2012. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later. Condolences may be sent or viewed at, Tom M ...

William "Billy" Duck

Mr. William Fred “Billy” Duck, 56, of Braselton, Ga. who passed away August 16, 2012.

Daniel Jones

Mr. Daniel Leslie Jones, age 65, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Corrine Jones; brother, A ...

Ronald Jessee

Ronald Marshall Jessee, age 58 of Marietta died August 17, 2012. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770) 564-2726.

Danny Ross

Danny Ross, age 51, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

Janet Kozarich

Janet Marie Kozarich passed away peacefully at the early age of 64 at the Hospice Atlanta on August 17th, 2012. She was a resident of Roswell, GA for 36 years ...

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Joan Flanagan

Joan Thelma Flanagan, age 81, of Buford, GA, formerly of Buffalo, NY passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in the home of her family of Dru Ann Webster of ...

John "Stevie" Williams

John “Stevie” Williams, age 58 of Lawrenceville, died Saturday August 18, 2012. Funeral services will be held on 3:00 P.M. Monday, August 20, 2012 in the Lawrenceville Chapel ...

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North's Blackmon back in the major leagues

Outfielder promoted while Gonzalez on bereavement leave