News for Sunday, May 15, 2005

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People Briefs

Paris Hilton gets into hamburger sales business

Latest Wal-Mart ready to open

Wal-Mart is quietly preparing to raise the curtain on its largest superstore in Gwinnett this coming Wednesday - 18 months after angry Lawrenceville homeowners tried to block its construction.

Letters to the Editor

Truth needs to be heard in Barrow

Word on the Street

Do you think that Larry "Doc" Neace should get his job back after he was fired for insubordination because he would not change the grade of a student who was sleeping in his class?

Marketplace

On the Move

Fired teacher discusses teaching, what future holds

After an eight-hour hearing, Dacula High School teacher Larry "Doc" Neace was fired May 6 in front of dozens of his current and former students, parents and his academic peers.

Road plans heat up for summer '05

Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional summer series about road decisions and construction in the county.

Thumbs Up

The Daily Post gives a thumbs up to Gwinnett citizens who have stood apart this week.

Ulterior motive?

DeKalb County Police Chief Louis Graham is not the first public figure to express doubt regarding the guilt of convicted killer Wayne Williams.

Balfour says he's not looking for promotion

At a glance, it might look like state Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, has vaulted over Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Don Balfour of Snellville to become the chamber's new majority leader.

United Way helps prepare children for kindergarten

What does it take for a child to be ready to succeed when they enter school? Do they need to know their letters, numbers, colors and shapes? Who helps them get ready? Parents? Child care providers? And how do you help your child be ready?

What others are saying

Homelessness will continue without more affordable housing

What's going on here?

Where: 700 Grayson Parkway, between Barnett Road and Rock Springs Road. The project is across from Windsor Place subdivision.

Loganville announces moratorium on growth through July 31

LOGANVILLE - City Manager Bill Jones announced a growth moratorium at Thursday night's council meeting. The halt on new building extends from May 2 to July 31.

Blue Devils jump on Harrison errors to take 9-4 victory

NORCROSS - The rain stayed away from Norcross High School on Saturday afternoon, but the Blue Devils poured on the runs against Harrison, bumping the Hoyas from the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs with a 9-4 win.

Gwinnett Prep Schedule

Monday

World Briefs

Karimov blames Islamic militants, violence flares

Church hosts ladies' night out in appreciation of county's teachers

LAWRENCEVILLE - Members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett love teachers, and they're showing it this week by giving away lots of free stuff.

Dade County trumps Providence's comeback

TRENTON - Providence rebounded from a 5-2 deficit to take a 6-5 lead in the fifth inning, but Dade County rallied back for a 7-6 win in the deciding game of their first-round series in the Class AA state baseball playoffs on Saturday.

Oil, chicken help company grow, profit

Tomco2 Equipment Company

Later spotted bass spawn can mean big catches

With plenty of water, cooler temperatures and high winds lately, the bass spawn this year is different. Though a few spotted bass were able to spawn on the last full moon, most won't complete the job until the next full moon later this month.

Nation Briefs

Friends, family gather to honor slain Illinois girls

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 July for safety improvements to include curb and gutter, sidewalk and a multi-use path.

Will the fear of lawsuits govern county land use?

Two Sundays ago, this space described how the threat of lawsuits is governing land use in Gwinnett County. The process for rezoning cases to be researched, debated and resolved has taken a back seat in the decision-making process. Avoiding the expense and hassle of a court battle has topped the priority list.

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Chamber Calendar

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Clifford Gilreath

Clifford Lavon Gilreath age 72 of Tucker, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2005. Arrangements held by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory of Lilburn. 770-564-2726.

Elbert Smith

Elbert L. Smith, age 76 of Loganville, GA, died May 13, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 51 years; Zalia Griffeth Smith; daughter and son-in-law: Ginger ...

Stevie Grimes

Stevie Grimes age 43 of Lawrenceville, GA died Friday, May 13, 2005. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, Loganville, GA ...

Charlie Dowdy

Mr. Charlie W. Dowdy, age 88, of Cleveland, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on May 14, 2005. He was preceded by his wife, Tyeophers “Tyea” ...

Dorris Lance

Mrs. Dorris “Doe” Lance age 62, of Buford passed away May 13, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...