News for Saturday, September 3, 2005

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Leadership can shape a crisis

While reading the news about devastation from Hurricane Katrina and watching broadcasts, "what if's" come to mind.

Buford hammers Union Co. 41-7

BUFORD - About the only thing not clicking Friday night for Buford was the game clock, which didn't work for the first two minutes of the contest.

Police reports

Man robs Waffle House

Nation Briefs

Jury convicts man in $10 million arson of homes

People Briefs

Snoop Dogg sues car dealer

Parkview runs past Colquitt Co. 35-14

MOULTRIE - One week after being held to 73 yards in a loss to Norcross, Parkview running back Caleb King made his presence felt in a big way.

Chapple throws for three TDs in GAC win

DAWSONVILLE - Quarterback Lee Chapple threw for three touchdowns, and ran for a fourth, to lead the Greater Atlanta Christian Spartans past Dawson County 27-14 on Friday night.

State in brief

Girl struck, killed by school bus

Letters to the Editor

We need to hold elected officials accountable for porous borders

Many questions, few answers

I consider myself as a fairly intelligent person. I realize that many of my readers disagree, but I was educated at a large Southern university and have traveled extensively throughout this country. I've even visited several foreign nations, and I'm not just talking about Michigan and New Jersey. And in addition to book learning, I have a fair amount of walking around sense, too. But the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and the bizarre events related to the recovery efforts have left me with far more questions than answers.

Hanks' big plays lift Norcross to 21-10 win

ROSWELL - Last week, the Norcross Blue Devils served notice to the rest of the state that this team is a contender with a win over Parkview. On Friday night the Blue Devils made another statement, this one to Region 7-AAAAA, with a 21-10 victory over the Centennial Knights.

World Briefs

Calls for Lebanon's leader to resign grow

Franklin County hands Mill Creek first loss

CARNESVILLE - Franklin County scored with 1:05 to play Friday night to hand Mill Creek its first loss of the season, 34-29. The Hawks are now 2-1.

Shiloh loses defensive battle with South Cobb

AUSTELL - South Cobb head coach Shane Queen knew stopping Shiloh's strong running game could be the difference between a win and a loss. On Friday night the Eagles' defense held strong, giving up only 15 yards rushing in a 7-0 win at Clay Stadium.

Wesleyan picks up first win; breaks passing records

NORCROSS - It is extremely rare to have a head football coach lose a game and tie a game before he earns his first win.

Athens Academy routs Apalachee 35-7

WINDER - Athens Academy recorded two victories Friday night at Apalachee.

Late TD pass lifts South 14-7

SNELLVILLE - The South Gwinnett football team rebounded from injuries and pulled out a 14-7 fourth-quarter rally to beat Fayette County Friday night.

Broncos' Smith has record day

SNELLVILLE - Cameron Smith broke loose in a big way on Friday night.

North Gwinnett loses heartbreaker to Chattahoochee 10-7

ALPHARETTA - After opening the season with seven scoreless quarters, Chattahoochee's offense scraped for 10 points in the fourth quarter Friday night against North Gwinnett as the Cougars slipped past the Bulldogs 10-7 in the Region 7-AAAAA opener for both teams.

Chase Benton

Mr. Chase P. Benton, age 16, of Suwanee, GA passed away on September 1, 2005 from an automobile accident. He is survived by: Parents: B. J. and Beth Benton, Suwanee ...

Marilyn Gatewood Connor

Marilyn “Sue” Gatewood Connor, age 68, of Stone Mountain and native of Evansville Indiana died September 1, 2005 of Cancer. She is survived by her Husband: William “ ...

Jerry Taylor

Mr. Jerry Lee (Jimmy) Taylor, Sr., age 60, of Gillett, PA, formerly of Gwinnett County, died Tuesday August 30, 2005 in the VA Medical Center in Richmond, VA. Funeral services ...

Mary Brue

Mary Arendall Brue, age 81 of Grayson, and formerly of Decatur, died Thursday, September 1, 2005. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Gwinnett Chapel, 770-979-3200.

Joseph Houser

Joseph Dearl Houser, 82, of Interlachen, Florida, formerly of Lilburn, died Thursday, September 1, 2005. The funeral will be at 2 P.M. Sunday, September 4, 2005 at Calvary Baptist Church ...

Jackie Blakley

Mrs. Jackie Blakley, age 42, of Dacula, GA passed away September 2, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Margaret Gabryel

Mrs. Margaret Gabryel, age 82, of Loganville, GA passed away September 2, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...