News for Thursday, July 21, 2005

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Grayson OKs annexation for pest-control firm

GRAYSON - The Grayson City Council on Monday approved an annexation and rezoning for a 1.38-acre property on the corner of Village Road and Ga. Highway 20.

Police offer few details about drowning

DULUTH - Gwinnett County police released few details Wednesday about a drowning that occurred this week at a home in Duluth.

People Briefs

'Star Trek's' Doohan dies

Testimony: Brown shot because strangulation 'too personal

ATLANTA (AP) - The second of two men granted an immunity deal in the shooting death of Derwin Brown took the stand Wednesday and immediately began outlining the alleged conspiracy to kill the DeKalb County sheriff-elect in 2000.

Private flights restricted around Atlanta on Friday

ATLANTA (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is tightening security around Atlanta's airspace on Friday, when President Bush is expected to visit.

World Briefs

Emily weakens after coming ashore in northeastern Mexico

Back to the basics

Once again, President Bush has confounded his critics by doing what he said he would do. He has nominated to the Supreme Court someone he believes will not make law from the bench, but interpret laws in light of the Constitution as the founders wrote it.

Letters to the Editor

Liberal campaign to smear Roberts begins

New sport blesses Blaire

An area devoid of girls high school volleyball got its initiation back in 1998.

LeVell named to MARTA board; 106th qualifying ends Friday

Political Notebook

Nation Briefs

Man sentenced for threat prior to inauguration

Tree delays firefighters from blaze

LOGANVILLE - Firefighters responded after lightning struck a power line, knocking a transformer to the ground and catching it on fire.

Agency seeks book bags for area foster children

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett Department of Family and Children Services is asking the community to provide the county's foster children and those in protective services with their own new book bags before school starts Aug. 8.

744 homes set for Lanier

GAINESVILLE - Nearly 800 homes are in the works for the Lake Lanier area.

New director sees potential in Sugar Hill

SUGAR HILL - Dan Schultz is already one of the busiest guys in Sugar Hill. City officials hired Schultz in June to serve as planning and zoning director.

Ten reasons it's terrific to be a Georgian

It never fails. Let me twit some foreign land like the Middle East or Vermont with my keen and well-developed sense of humor, and the natives react with righteous indignation.

Richard Gulley

Richard John (Dick) Gulley, 58, of Lawrenceville died on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Mr. Gulley was born on August 30, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, to John and ...

Paul Florea

Paul Joseph “Joe” Florea, age 82 of Buford, GA, formerly of St. Mountain, GA, died July 19, 2005. He was preceded in death by sister, Dolores Brown. He ...

William Perry

Rev. William Austin “Bill” Perry, 51, of Colonial Heights, VA formerly of Dacula, GA, died on Tuesday, July 19, 2005. Rev. Perry was the Associate Minister of Music ...

Frank Waring

Mr. Frank Gibson Waring, Jr., age 88 of Suwanee, formerly of Dekalb County, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005. Mr. Waring is survived by his wife of 66 years, Edna Stuart ...

Altania Brown

Altania J. Brown, age 74 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on July 20, 2005. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

Jacqueline Hartsfield

Jacqueline Pejsa Hartsfield, 81, of Duluth, GA, died July 20, 2005. She was born in Atlanta, GA in 1924, oldest of two daughters, to the late Jerry and Lillie Pejsa ...

Russell Hardy

Russell “Wheel” Daniel Hardy, Jr., age 29, of Winder passed away on July 18, 2005. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Winder, 770-867-4553.

Robert Joseph

Mr. Robert P. “Bob” Joseph, age 76, of Buford, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Flanigan Funeral Home ...