News for Sunday, July 17, 2005

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Emily strengthens, takes aim at Yucatan peninsula

The Village says 'thank you' to Gwinnett

In March of this past year, I introduced many of you to Annandale Village. For others, I just reminded you about the place that you have known as your neighbor for more than 35 years.

Nation Briefs

Cheney has routine physical

High gas prices are here to stay

New businesses come to downtown Lawrenceville

Cox has early lead over Taylor as Dems' choice for governor

Secretary of State Cathy Cox continues to lead Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor in the race for next year's Democratic gubernatorial nomination, according to the latest poll.

Is D.C. area the model for Gwinnett?

As Gwinnett County moves closer to 1 million residents, we should be keeping an eye on two counties in the Washington, D.C., area that either already have been there or soon will be, says Gwinnett's chief planner. Steve Logan, director of the county's Planning Division, says there are lessons to be learned from the successes and failures of Fairfax County, Va., which reached the 1 million population mark nearly three years ago, and Montgomery County, Md., which should get to 1 million within the next several years. Reporter Dave Williams spent two days in the counties last month, talking to planners, business leaders and transportation officials. In a two-day series starting today, he looks at strategies Fairfax and Montgomery are following to cope with their rapid growth - first in transportation, then in land use - and to what extent those approaches might be applied here.

Road and transit plans now will pay off in future

The lesson to be learned from Montgomery County, Md., and Fairfax County, Va., is that when it comes to transportation, we want only one thing: more.

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People Briefs

Aguilera sporting cast from cut

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 to include curb and gutter, sidewalk and a multiuse path.

Letters to the Editor

Asbestos bill will

Decision on Pine Shore Club zoning variance postponed

WINDER - At Tuesday night's council meeting, Pine Shore Club's president Ellen Petree petitioned Mayor Buddy Ouzts and the council members to issue a zoning variance on the property abutting the Pine Shore pool.

The gold brick trail

Walter C. Jones

Thumbs up

Crying wolf: It's been done before, boys

Doris Lord

Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Doris Lemley Lord, age 66 of Jefferson, who died Friday, July 15, 2005. Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson in charge ...

Michael Rabun

Mr. Michael Casey Rabun, age 24, of Jefferson, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2005. Funeral Services to be announced later. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Lucille Rutledge

Lucille S. Rutledge, age 82, of Bowman, GA, formerly of Lawrenceville, died July 15, 2005. She is survived by: Daughters and Sons-in-Law: Katie R. and Bobby Maxwell of ...

Neal Thomas

Mr. Neal Edmund Thomas, age 73, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Friday, July 15, 2005 at Embracing Care Hospice in Snellville, GA. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville ...

Beatrice Spruell

Mrs. Beatrice Ousley Spruell, age 57, of Jefferson, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2005. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.