News for Thursday, June 30, 2005

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Backstreet Boy to undergo alcohol treatment

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3 killed, 11 feared trapped in tunnel collapse in India

Parishioners shocked by closing

LAWRENCEVILLE - "Open hearts, open minds and open doors" is the slogan at the top of Sardis United Methodist Church's Web site, but oddly enough the doors are not open, causing confusion and sadness among some of its members.

Loganville council mulls sale of liquor by the drink

LOGANVILLE - The question of whether to allow the sale of liquor by the drink in Loganville is not a new one. Each time the issue is brought before the council or citizens for consideration, it's been denied. But could the fifth time be the charm?

State briefs

Two killed, two injured in boat collision on Lake Allatoona

Nation Briefs

Jury gives man death penalty in slaying of his kids

Psst! Inside info from my secret source

Now that the old geezer with the glazed eyes and stupid grin tottering around behind his walker has told us he is the infamous Deep Throat who helped bring down the Nixon White House, I have a confession to make.

Police Reports

Gwinnett Teen charged with shoplifting beer

Hawks get marketable guy in draft

Sure the Atlanta Hawks didn't really fill their need positions in Tuesday night's NBA Draft.

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Baseball

Chambliss, Scott agree with Bush on Iraq

Gwinnett's Republican and Democrat representatives in Washington both agree with the president that the country should stay the course in Iraq.

Making his case

Perhaps not since his post-Sept. 11 address to Congress has President Bush laid out with such clarity the purpose and cost of war against terrorism and for the liberation and emancipation of Iraq.

Sports Briefs

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Aldo Ramirez

Aldo Jair Ramirez, age 6, of Duluth, GA passed away on Monday, June 27, 2005. Service and arrangements will be announced later by Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Jeannette Royal

Jeannette Royal, of Parkview Place in Snellville, died June 29, 2005. She was born in Rochelle, GA and moved to Snellville from Valdosta. She was a teacher for 34 years ...

Michael Hogan

Michael Christopher Hogan, age 25 of Monroe died Monday, June 27, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052. 770-466-1544

Ronnie Dukes

Ronnie Dukes, age 63 of Florida, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 770-979-5010.

Archie Payne

Archie W. Payne, age 83, of Loganville, born December 4, 1921, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010.

James Sims

James R. Sims, Sr., age 68, of Lawrenceville died Tuesday, June 28, 2005. Funeral arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.