News for Friday, September 23, 2005

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Getting to Know … Roger Parham

Roger Parham, 39, is a graduate of South Gwinnett and has been on the baseball coaching staff since 1994. The Comets' head coach has two sons and has been married to his wife Kelly for 16 years.

World Briefs

Bad weather likely cause of helicopter crash

Comets blank Broncos, secure No. 1 seed

SNELLVILLE - All white turned out to be all right for South Gwinnett head coach Ryan Queen.

Former governor's father dies

MABLETON, Ga. (AP) - Bill Barnes, father of former Gov. Roy Barnes and a benefactor to the Cobb County city of Mableton, died at his home Wednesday night under hospice care.

Police Briefs

Norcross woman charged with starving dog

Wreck closes I-85 north

NORCROSS - A wreck on Interstate 85 north involving three cars and an overturned truck blocked all six lanes Thursday night, according to the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

Nation Briefs

Passengers watch jet equipment problems on TV

People Briefs

Clooney denies rumor about hosting wedding

Hurricane, tropical storm names for year almost used up

Hurricane, tropical storm names for year almost used up

Extensive rebuilding plan fits Bush's ideas of conservatism

Kathleen Parker

Bush doesn't get benefit of doubt

Bill O'Reilly

Letters to the Editor

Twin Creeks residents go above and beyond

Gainesville among nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gainesville, a city in northeast Georgia, was listed in a report released Thursday as one of the 20th fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation.

Prep roundup: Coan strikes out 19 in seventh no-hitter

NORCROSS - Sophomore Jessica Coan struck out 19 batters and pitched her seventh no-hitter of the season as No. 2 ranked Greater Atlanta Christian defeated Pace Academy 4-0 on Thursday.

Nell Perry

Nell Brogdon Perry, age 85, of Winder, GA, passed away September 20, 2005. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Nellie Porter

Mrs. Nellie Puckett Porter, age 99, of Lawrenceville, Georgia and formerly of Buford, GA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 ...

Thomas Green

Thomas Michael Green, age 49 of Loganville, died Tuesday, September 20, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544.

Andrew Sullivan

Andrew “Andy” W. Sullivan, Sr., age 81, of Norcross, GA, died Thursday, September 22, 2005. A graveside service will be Sunday, September 25, 2005, at 1 pm in ...

Retha Still

Retha Still, age 83 of Oxford, died Wednesday, September 23, 2005. Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Gwinnett Crematory is in charge of arrangements, 770-466-1544.