News for Saturday, May 7, 2005

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Garner, Haney lead All-Region 8-AAAAA tennis honors

Grayson No. 1 singles tennis players Grant Garner and Alex Haney were voted as the Region 8-AAAAA Players of the Year by the region's coaches, who selected their All-Region 8-AAAAA tennis teams. The Boys Doubles Team of the Year was Brookwood's Chris Dreher and Pearce Mathews and the Girls Doubles Team of the Year was Paige Ivey and Maddy Brown of Brookwood.

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Parkview boys blank Glynn 4-0

BRUNSWICK - Chris Van Leer made sure the Parkview boys reached the Class AAAAA state quarterfinals by scoring the game-winning goal in overtime Wednesday. Friday night he made certain the Panthers will play on into the Final Four.

Police Reports

Man killed in single-car wreck

World Briefs

Weather hampers evacuation of Everest climbers

Providence gets revenge with 4-2 win over Pace

LILBURN - The Providence Stars girls avenged their only loss of the year by beating the Pace Academy Knights 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the class AA/A state playoffs on Friday.

Nation Briefs

Forest fire destroys homes, knocks out power in Wisconsin

Board makes mistake in firing teacher

In case you missed it, in between buying flowers to honor your secretary last week and your mother tomorrow, this was Teacher Appreciation Week. I'm a teacher, and I suppose I felt appreciated. I got a piece of cake after school one day and a donut one morning. On Friday, I got a free deli sandwich for lunch.

People Briefs

'Making the Band 3' will return for second season

Prevalence of abuse exposes broken system

It took the brutal sexual assault and murder of a 9-year-old girl to force the state of Florida to pass a law to protect children. Just days after Jessica Lunsford was found murdered, buried alive, the state Legislature passed a law mandating a penalty of 25 years to life for any person convicted of molesting a child under 12 years of age. And if the molester ever did get out of prison, he or she would have to wear an electronic monitor for life.

Letters to the Editor

Lesson from bride's tale: All our choices have consequences

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Prep Roundup: Norcross captures No. 2 seed in 7-AAAAA

NORCROSS - Norcross ended its Region 7-AAAAA schedule on Friday night with an 11-6 win over Collins Hill. The win gives Norcross the second-seed in the region while Collins Hill finishes as the fourth seed.

Holy Innocents' knocks off Wesleyan on PKs

NORCROSS - Win or lose, Wesleyan's game at home against Holy Innocents' on Friday night was its last home game of the season.

George Whitaker

Mr. George F. Whitaker, age 88, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Bobby Evans

Bobby Evans, age 59 of Winder, died May 4, 2005. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Winder. 770-867-4553

Todd Joyner

Todd Joyner, age 31 of Snellville died Thursday, May 5, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078. 770-979-5010

Mary Louise Joye

Mary Louise Joy, age 72 of Buford, died Thursday, May 5, 2005. She is survived by: Husband: Milbourne L. Joye, Sr., Buford; Son: Milbourne L. Joye, Jr., North Carolina; Daughters ...

Rose Lefchuck

Mrs. Rose Marie Williamson LefChuck of High Point, died May 5, 2005 at Westchester Manor. She was born on October 23, 1920 in Smithfield, N.C., a daughter of Lawrence Williamson ...

Wayne Hall

Wayne C. Hall, age 44 of Duluth, GA (formerly of Loganville) passed away Thursday, May 5, 2005. He is survived by: Wife: Teresa Hall; Daughter: Laura Hall; Mother & Step ...