News for Sunday, August 28, 2005

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Nation Briefs

Thousands arrive in Texas for dueling protest rallies

Loganville 101 students tour water treatment facility

LAWRENCEVILLE - In the third of four Loganville 101 classes, a citizen education series offered for the first time, students were treated to an eye-opening tour of the city's state-of-the-art water treatment facility. "This facility won plant of the year for 5-million-gallon-and-under plants," said Jimmy Lazenby, a class II wastewater operator for the city.

Stone: Protest won't find place in history like Montgomery

Gwinnett has no minority judges, no minority commission members and no minority school board members.

Viewing nonprofits as more than businesses

Michele Glaser

People Briefs

Farley gets star on Walk of Fame

After 70 years, townsfolk ready to relinquish independence

REST HAVEN - The tiny town of Rest Haven would commemorate its 70th anniversary in 2008. Instead, city officials might be drawing up a eulogy for its archives after having finally laid Rest Haven to rest. Mayor Kenneth Waycaster and the City Council members have asked Buford to annex the town, and Buford City Attorney Gregory Jay is working to accommodate them. Buford officials said they will be glad to have Rest Haven.

Beaver Dam Farms can be yours for a day

Kenny Rogers' personal estate now can be your personal playground.

Business calendar

Thursday

Prep Schedule

Monday

Softball

6 p.m. - Dacula at Peachtree Ridge

6 p.m. - Flowery Branch at Buford

6:30 p.m. - Harrison at Grayson

6:30 p.m. - South at Starr's Mill

Tuesday

Softball

4:15 p.m. - Winder-Barrow at Apalachee

4:45 p.m. - Hebron at Social Circle

5 p.m. - Norcross at Northview

6 p.m. - Collins Hill at Centennial

6 p.m. - Dacula at Chattahoochee

6 p.m. - GAC at Collins Hill

6 p.m. - Providence at Buford

7 p.m. - North at Mill Creek

7 p.m. - South Forsyth at Duluth

Volleyball

4 p.m. - Grayson at Milton

5 p.m. - Berkmar at Cherokee

5 p.m. - Central, GAC at Peachtree Ridge

5 p.m. - Duluth, Rockdale at Monroe Area

5 p.m. - Norcross, Mill Creek at Brookwood

5 p.m. - South, Winder-Barrow at Hebron

5:30 p.m. - Parkview at Sequoyah

Road closures

- Bogan Road from Harmony Elementary School to Hamilton Mill Road will require intermittent lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through August for safety improvements including installation of curb, gutter, sidewalk and a multiuse path.

Marketplace

Lawrenceville resident featured in Kiplinger's

Prep Roundup: Mill Creek takes second in softball tourney

HOSCHTON - Mill Creek took second place in the diamond pool of the Hawk/Bulldog Invitational on Saturday, losing the championship game 1-0 to Union Grove.

Community calendar

The Community Calendar runs in Sunday's Local & State section. Send items to calendar@gwinnettdailypost.com or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. Please include event name, address, phone number and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to many for help

On Tuesday in the 5 p.m. traffic on Buford Dam Road during a severe thunderstorm, it was absolutely amazing the number of men and women who tried to help save our neighbor's two dogs that freaked out from the thunder, left the comfort of their home and escaped through their fenced yard into the traffic.

To the kind lady who opened her car door and captured one of the rain-soaked dogs and drove my wife home. To the man who stood out in the pouring rain and others who opened their car doors in an effort to help corral and capture the other dog, only to watch the dog dart out and get hit by a driver who did not stop. To the lady who offered a rug so we could sling the dog for lifting into the car and another man who offered to help move his injured body. All the people who patiently waited in their cars while we scooped the dog from the pavement. The neighbor who kindly called her veterinary clinic telling them a nonpatient accident victim was coming in. All the veterinarians and techs at the Animal Hospital of North Gwinnett and Animal Emergency Center Gwinnett who tried to save this little dog' s life.

In spite of all the efforts, the dog died during surgery. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of these caring people.

- Richard Brown

Buford

Thumbs Up

Hero saves the day, and a baby

Assembly slows at GM plant

Merck loses in Vioxx suit

Auburn Elementary students adopt soldier

Good News from Schools

World Briefs

Top Sunnis lash out against Iraqi constitution

Man sentenced for trying to have sex with minor

From Staff Reports

Sports Calendar

Baseball

Charities continue hard work for tsunami relief

Bruce Carter

Higher learning back on track in Gwinnett

Ten days from now, we should know who will be at the helm of Gwinnett's new four-year college.

Isakson's highway heroics

Former President Jimmy Carter, a much-berated Democrat, apparently has more influence in Republican-dominated Washington, D.C., than the state's GOP-controlled congressional delegation.

What's going on here?

"What's going on here?" is a weekly column that appears in the Sunday business section of the Gwinnett Daily Post. If you see a construction site and don't know what's being built, call Douglas Sams, business reporter, at 770-963-9205, ext. 1321, or e-mail him at doug.sams@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Joshua Polk

Joshua (Josh) Tyler Polk, age 21 of Roswell, GA., died August 25, 2005 as the result of a motorcycle accident. Josh is survived by his parents, Carl and Leann Polk ...

Nena Brown

Nena Brown age 88, of Norcross passed away August 26, 2005. Service and Arrangements announced by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home of Norcross. 770-448-5757.

Ethel Odum

Ethel P. Odum, age 98 of Lawrenceville, died Friday, August 26, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 11 Am Monday, August 29, 2005 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Carlton Nation

Carlton Levi Nation, age 63 of Suwanee, died Saturday, August 27, 2005. Graveside Services will be held 2 PM Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. Mr. Nation ...

Hazel Bullock

Mrs. Hazel Nabors Bullock, age 84 of Jefferson, Georgia died Friday, August 26, 2005. Service and Arrangements later announced by. Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson. 706-367-5467.

William Austin

Mr. William Jackson Austin (Jack) age 79 of Winder, passed away August 26, 2005. Service and Arrangements announced by Smith Funeral Home of Winder. 770-867-4553.

F. Thomas

W. F. W. “Bill” Thomas, age 59 of Atlanta, GA, died Friday, August 26, 2005. Arrangements held by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc. of Snellville Chapel. 770-979-3200 ...

Joyce Heard

Joyce D. Hildebrand Heard age 41 of Dacula died August 25, 2005. Her father, Frank J. Hildebrand, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, David C. Heard ...