News for Wednesday, July 13, 2005


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Letters to the Editor

CAFTA would further erode independence, cause loss of jobs

Sugar Hill annexes island on U.S. 23

SUGAR HILL - Mt. Hermas Church of God, Marilyn Bruce and Jane Pugh had more in common than being neighbors along a stretch of U.S. Highway 23 near Johnson Street. Sunday they were living on a 9-acre island of Gwinnett County surrounded by the city of Sugar Hill. Today they are city residents.

Police Reports


Easy path to victory

Georgia political candidates are graded by a different standard from everyone else. A candidate for governor seldom receives an A for achievement. He may, in fact, receive a fat F at the polls for overachievement.

In Brief

Georgia executes man who killed lawyer in 1984

People Briefs

Pitt hospitalized

Nation Briefs

Bush conferring with senators over nomination

Snellville mayor, council members spar over planning nominees

SNELLVILLE - Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer opened Monday night's discussion concerning his appointments to Posts 1, 5 and 6 on Snellville's Planning Commission by admonishing council members to limit their discussion to his nominees, not the current post members.

World Briefs

Fire erupts in busy Costa Rican hospital

Lilburn vies for share of $350M grant

LILBURN - The Lilburn City Council began the process Monday of trying to get a share of the $350 million in federal transportation construction grants doled out by the Atlanta Regional Commission for improving transportation in metro Atlanta cities.

Sports Calendar


Family's home in jeopardy in domain battle

BUFORD - Georgia cities and counties can exercise eminent domain to condemn property and purchase it for reasons that would be beneficial to the public's general well-being, such as for road improvements, transportation systems, or a dam to stop spring floods.

Ileana Egri

Ileana Egri, age 74 of Buford died Sunday, July 10, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.

Samuel Vawter

Samuel Dennis Vawter, Sr., age 58 of Monroe, GA died July 11, 2005. He is survived by: Son and Daughter-in-law: Samuel Dennis, Jr. and Rachel Vawter of Lawrenceville ...

Judy Whisnant

Mrs. Judy Ann Hadaway Whisnant, age 49, of Jefferson, GA passed away July 10, 2005. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, 1350 Winder Highway, P.O. Box 234, Jefferson, GA 30549, 706-367-5467 ...

Emmett Clements

Emmett A. Clements, age 71 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, July 12, 2005 after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924,

June Duval

June Maples (Miss June) Duval, age 75, of Duluth, GA passed away on July 12, 2005. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, P.O. Box 225, Norcross, GA 30091 ...

Cecil Jarrell

Cecil Noal Jarrell, age 88 of Forest Park, passed away on July 11, 2005. A native of Dekalb County, Mr. Jarrell is a WWII veteran who served in the U.S ...

Jo Alice Cook

Jo Alice (Jodie) Cook, age 83 of Snellville, GA died July 11, 2005. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

Beulah Loy

Beulah L. Loy, age 95 of Lawrenceville, GA died July 11, 2005. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday, July 14, 2005 at The Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker ...

Martin Jackson

(Stanley) Martin Jackson, age 57 of Bethlehem, GA, passed away on July 11, 2005. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 561, Winder, GA 30680, 770-867-4553.

Clyde Shepherd

Mr. Clyde E. Shepherd, Jr., age 61, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, July 11, 2005. He is survived by his: Wife of 38 years: Mrs. Joan H. Shepherd ...

Grady Butler

Grady A. Butler, age 81 of Lawrenceville, GA died July 11, 2005. He is survived by: Wife: Ruth Butler; Sons and Daughters-in-Law: Tony and Sharon Butler of Kennesaw ...