News for Sunday, May 29, 2005

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Heroes honored for trips beyond the call of duty

EDITOR'S NOTE -Sgt. Michael P. McKeithan of the Gwinnett County Police Department and Firefighter/Paramedic Dean Jones of the Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services were recognized as officers of the year by the Gwinnett Rotary Club. McKeithan earlier had received the department's Medal of Valor. Because McKeithan is involved in undercover work, his photo is not published. The following is information obtained from his nomination form:

Programs get police, residents on same page

SUWANEE - Kathleen Walls, a retired beauty salon owner, sat on the passenger side of a Suwanee police car on an early March evening. Swirling blue strobe lights made the outdoors look like a movie scene as Officer Shannon Hitchcock approached a vehicle. Walls watched through the patrol car's windshield and her arms began to tingle.

Building leaders for the future

Calling all community leaders! Do you want to make a difference in your community and neighborhood? Would you like to meet the movers and shakers in Gwinnett that can help you make it happen? Then you need to sign up for the next class of the Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute.

Letters to the Editor

Smoking harmful to others

Cities offer variety of community programs

Here is a closer look at some "community policing" programs in Gwinnett

Principal kisses pig in Relay for Life fundraiser

The things educators will do to motivate students.

Thumbs up

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

Police Reports

Barrow

People Briefs

Willie Nelson to release reggae album

What's going on here?

Where: Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Suwanee Dam Road

KMC Telecom to close office on Sugarloaf

New Duluth hospital taking shape

Perdue's plan for the poor and lame

Bill Shipp

Nation Briefs

Myers: Graduating West Point cadets a 'special class'

Sports calendar

Baseball

Perno, Bulldogs aren't expecting to get bid

ATHENS - David Perno will gather his Georgia baseball team this evening, but even the most optimistic Bulldog of all isn't expecting it to be a happy reunion.

Marketplace

Honors and Achievements

Couple sells package store and buys successful driving range

Atlanta Golf Center

Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

DEVELOPMENT Permit Applications - The following are development permits received by the Gwinnett Planning and Development Department the week of May 9. Developers have submitted plans for these sites but have not received the Planning and Development Department's OK to begin clearing the land.

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, gutter, sidewalk and a multiuse path.

Commissioners keeping eyes on Taser situation

A rumor that a civil rights rally could shut down Gwinnett County government nearly came true on Friday.

James Johnson

Mr. James Benny Johnson, age 69 of Loganville, Ga passed away on Friday, May 27, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Johnson. He ...

James Bloodworth

James M. (Dude) Bloodworth, age 67, of Norcross, GA passed away peacefully on May 21, 2005 after a battle with both throat and lung cancer. He was born March 1 ...

Paul Viskoc

Paul W. Viskoc, Retired Staff Sgt., age 78 of Snellville & Franklin, NC, died Friday, May 27, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 31, 2005 in ...

Steve Smith

Mr. Steve Smith, age 42, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on May 26, 2005. Surviving are: Mother: Mrs. Peggy Jones, Sugar Hill, GA; Sisters and Brother-in-law: Martina ...

Simonet Delgado

Janie Lee Delgado-Simonet, age 71 of Grayson, GA, died May 27, 2005. She was preceded in death by son, Mark Phillips. She is survived by; Son and Daughter-in ...

Ruth Carbine

Ruth C. Carbine, age 88, of Lilburn died Saturday, May 28, 2005. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.