News for Saturday, August 6, 2005

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Eight deputies fired after courthouse shooting probe

ATLANTA - Eight Fulton County deputies were fired on Friday because of their actions surrounding the courthouse shootings of March 11 that left a judge, court stenographer and sheriff's deputy dead.

790 The Zone wants new nickname for Francoeur

According to an Atlanta radio station, Braves' hot shot rookie Jeff Francoeur needs himself a new nickname, because "Frenchy" just isn't cutting it.

Weir wins first national title

Amanda Weir won her first national title on Thursday night, placing first in the 100-meter freestyle at the ConocoPhillips Summer National Championships in Irvine, Calif. Fellow Brookwood graduate and SwimAtlanta teammate Andrea Hupman was third in the same event.

Conroy signs lease for warehouse

DULUTH - Conroy Logistics Inc. has signed a new 80,000-square-foot lease at Gwinnett Regional Distribution Center.

A monumental decision

Harry Truman was president when I was born. I like Harry Truman. Always have. His disposition was very similar to mine. They called him "Give 'Em H--- Harry," but he said, "I never gave anybody h---. I just told the truth about people, and they thought it was h---."

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Floyd County officer shoots, wounds machete-wielding man

ROME, Ga. - A Floyd County police officer shot and wounded a man who came at him with a machete during a domestic dispute, authorities said.

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Former attorney general's son named to Cobb County judgeship

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue on Friday appointed the son of former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers to a newly created state court judgeship in Cobb County.

Ethel Devore

Mrs. Ethel Leona Haynes DeVore, age 96, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away August 5, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Blanche Camp

Mrs. Blanche Josephine Camp, age 83, of Jefferson, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2005, after an extended illness. She was born on November 15, 1921, a daughter to the ...

Chin Lee

Chin Yeh Lee (Toffee), age 31, of Lilburn, passed away on August 4, 2005. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Phyllis Rios

Phyllis Gunter Rios, age 57, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2005. She is survived by her: Husband: Isidro Rios; Daughter: Lauren Rios; Stepson: Robert Rios, all ...

Alton Hutchins

Mr. Alton Hutchins, age 80, of Marietta, GA, and formerly of Buford, GA, passed away August 5, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Ruth Staples

Ruth Staples, age 90 of Suwanee, died Friday, August 5, 2005. Funeral Services will be announced at a later time. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045 ...

Carolyn Hughes

Carolyn Rae Clarke Hughes, age 68, of Gainesville, GA passed away August 4, 2005. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Bernice Frix

Bernice Greeson Frix, age 82 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away August 4, 2005. She is survived by: Daughter & Son-in-Law: Pat & Wayne Geiger; Sisters: Bonnie Still, Mary ...

Lanny Franklin

Lanny U. Franklin, 57, of Sandy Springs, died on Tuesday August 2nd, 2005 of heart failure. He served with th Air Force in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969. An accomplished ...

Arthur King

Arthur King, age 81, of Lawrenceville, GA died Wednesday, August 3, 2005 after an extended illness. Mr. King has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held later. He ...