News for Wednesday, April 27, 2005

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Buford schools to implement dress code in all middle school grades

BUFORD - In Tuesday night's school board meeting, school superintendent Sue Morris recommended that the uniform dress code already in place for sixth- and seventh-graders be extended to eighth-grade students in the 2005-2006 school year.

Letters to the Editor

Bolton not right man for the job

Mississippi prep star Ellis enters NBA draft

Monta Ellis, the star guard for Lanier High School in Jackson, Miss., declared for the NBA Draft on Monday, becoming the fourth high school player to do so.

People Briefs

George Lucas to appear on Fox's 'The O.C.'

Dugout Club honors for April handed out

The Gwinnett Dugout Club has named its Team of the Month for April. Each team was able to nominate two players. The following are the honorees:

Nation Briefs

Student killed, two others injured in dormitory fire

World Briefs

Syrian military domination of Lebanon ends

Sports calendar

Baseball

Museum will host natural history day

From Staff Reports

Duluth approves pawn store relocation

DULUTH - The Duluth City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve, with conditions, a special-use permit granting the relocation of Gwinnett Place Pawn from 3052 Pleasant Hill Drive to 3146 Buford Highway.

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Benedict XVI has his work cut out for him

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UGA Foundation has gone too far with secret plots

Moments after the University of Georgia Foundation executive committee learned it would be dissolved, Douglas Ivester offered a motion to go into a secret session.

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Homer Gene Smith

Homer Gene Smith, age 74 of Mims, Florida, died Sunday, April 24th. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 28th at 2 p.m. at Tim Stewart Funeral Home in Lawrenceville ...

Thomas Blackwell

Thomas E. Blackwell, II, age 51 of Snellville died Monday, April 25, 2005. arrangements held by Tom M. Wages Funeral Services Inc., of Snellville. 770-979-3200

Katie Baumann

Mrs. Katie Baumann age 91, of Friedberg, Germany passed away April 24, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, Ga. 770-932-1133 ...

Winfred Rice

Winfred “Buddy” Rice, age 80, of Monroe died Saturday, April 23, 2005. Service and arrangements will be announced later by Tim Stewart Funeral Home of Loganville. 770-466-1544.

Debra Berryman

Mrs. Debra Sue Griffin Berryman, age 48, of Jefferson passed away Monday, April 25, 2005. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson. 706-367-5467.

C.e. Brasher

C.E. (Gene) Brasher, age 83 of Enville, TN passed away April 24th, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife Jane East Brasher. He is survived by: Daughters: Karen ...