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Saturday, January 5
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is encouraging supporters of Hobby Lobby, which has stores in Gwinnett, to shop at the store to "support the Christian owners' fight against the Obama administration's [Health and Human Services] mandate," according to ChristianPost.com. The "Appreciation Day" is set for Saturday, January 5. There are 500 Hobby Lobby stores in the U.S. This is the largest corporation to file suit against the mandate. Huckabee encouraged a similar effort back in August for Chick-fil-A, when the restaurant chain, which incorporates biblical beliefs into its business plan, was mired in controversy over executive Dan Cathy's stance on same-sex marriage. -- Will you show your support at Hobby Lobby on Saturday? Share your …
After a months-long battle, Hannah Rinehart died Wednesday morning at 4:15.
Hannah Rinehart, wife of South Gwinnett math teacher Mark Rinehart, passed away Wednesday morning (Sept. 5) at 4:15 a.m. "She is celebrating," Mark wrote on a Facebook page in her honor, "and I am thankful for God allowing me to have the privilege of being her husband while she was here on this Earth. Family was present, and when Hannah was ready to go, she left quickly." Hannah, 32, was a patient care technician in DeKalb County. She and Mark lived in Decatur. She contracted a bacterial infection the last weekend of June which resulted in blood poisoning. Complications led to the amputations of both hands and feet, but the biggest challenge was fluid in her lungs. Yesterday, doctors told the family that she was very, very tired. "Thank …