News for Tuesday, July 12, 2005

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Duluth mulls debt collectors for red-light fines

DULUTH - It won't be so easy to avoid paying those red-light camera fines charged by the city of Duluth now that the city is looking to hire a collection agency to follow up on no-shows for court dates.

Police Reports

Man accused in Fourth of July shooting

Do something to make the world better

Think what would happen if every person in America gave a dollar. What would we do with all the money? Send it to the government to help in the war effort? Perhaps the tsunami victims? Sheltering the homeless?

People Briefs

Depp helping fulfill Thompson's wish to be shot out of a cannon

School overcrowding needs addressing

The Board of Commissioners (BOC) at the June 28 meeting approved a rezoning application as R-100CSO with stipulations. I thought I understood the District Planning Commissioner to say that she was recommending approval of the rezoning application as straight R-100. This rezoning application is in the Dacula school cluster.

Council for Quality Growth names Isakson Four Pillar winner

ATLANTA - The Council for Quality Growth has named Sen. Johnny Isakson the recipient of the 2005 Four Pillar Award, the Council's annual tribute to an outstanding individual in the Atlanta region that best exemplifies the council's mission of promoting balanced and responsible growth.

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Dennis leaves Gwinnett waterlogged

LAWRENCEVILLE - As Tropical Depression Dennis sits in the Ohio Valley and continues to send rain into the Gwinnett area, some Florida Panhandle residents are thankful Dennis didn't hit as hard as it could have.

World Briefs

Bomb wounds 14 in Trinidad capital

Column: Deja vu for me and Jack

Dear Jack,

Nation Briefs

NASA's countdown clocks ticking down to launch

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Buford's BOE runoff today

BUFORD - A runoff election for the vacant Buford Board of Education seat will take place today at the civic center.

Explaining terrorism with economics misses the mark

British politicians and much of the U.K. media are engaged in a familiar Western practice following a terrorist attack. They think they can explain it using Western standards.

Walter Myrick

Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Walter Alexander Myrick, Jr., age 62 of Jefferson died Saturday, July 10, 2005. Funeral services will be announced later by ...

Clyde Shepherd

Mr. Clyde Shepherd, Jr., age 61, of Suwanee, GA passed away July 11, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Grady Butler

Grady A. Butler, age 81 of Lawrenceville, GA died July 11, 2005. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Services, Inc., Lawrenceville, Chapel, 770-963-2411.

Irene Mcdonald

Miss Irene McDonald, age 95, of Winder died July 11, 2005. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.

George Brice

George P. Brice, age 92 of West Avenue, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Sunday, July 10, 2005 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Dura Mackey

Dura Adell Mackey, age 96 of Atlanta, GA died July 11, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Arthur Mackey; son, Herbert Ewell Mackey and is survived ...

Lillie Ragsdale

Lillie Mae Allen Smith Ragsdale, age 71 of Buford, passed away Monday, July 11, 2005 following an extended illness. Lillie Mae was preceeded in death by her parents - Clarence and ...