Fourteen teams at four sites means a busy week of fastpitch softball in the South Gwinnett Diamond Classic.
SNELLVILLE - A City Council vote on a rezoning request for 40.3 acres of land at Rockdale Circle has been postponed until the Aug. 28 council meeting.The rezoning issue is not a new one and is in litigation, prompting council members and attorneys representing both the applicant and the city to cross their t's and dot their i's in Monday night's public hearing.
WASHINGTON - The nation's once-booming housing market slumped even further in the spring with sales declining in 28 states, led by big drops in the formerly red-hot areas of Arizona, Florida andCalifornia.
SUWANEE - First-game jitters were evident early in Tuesday night's game between Collins Hill and North Gwinnett, but the Eagles managed to shake them off first to post a 12-6 win in the season opener for both teams.
They don't get as much publicity as their girls basketball counterparts and they aren't coming off a state championship like the softball team, but the Collins Hill Eagles are quickly becoming one of the top volleyball programs in the state.
Man accused of attacking former girlfriend's pal•NORCROSS - A 24-year-old Norcross man allegedly attacked a male friend of his ex-girlfriend in a jealous rage Wednesday at Sturbridge Square Apartments at 1573 Holcomb Bridge Road.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Baby Boy backed away from the dirt, when officials scooped it into the air.
WASHINGTON - Rich, poor and in between, the nation's workers are being prodded by the government to save more money forretirement.
LAWRENCEVILLE - A Gwinnett County police sergeant has resigned after an investigation into the fatal shooting of an unarmed man found the officer violated department policy.
Hamilton Bank makes acquisitions•DACULA - Hamilton State Bank plans acquire the Jefferson, Hoschton and Dacula branches of nBank.
HOSCHTON - Katy Hackett dazzled for Mill Creek to open the season, tossing a no-hitter and striking out 16 batters in a 9-0 win over South Forsyth on Tuesday.
In every sport there's that one person.
LAWRENCEVILLE - The first official enrollment count shows 147,048 students in Gwinnett County Public Schools, 3 percent below initial projections for the state's largest school system.
CONKLIN, TERRITerri Lynn Conklin, age 31, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Monday, August 14, 2006 after a 3 year battle with breast cancer. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.* AUBURN PRUETT, W.L. Rev. W. L. "Dub" Pruett, age 79 of Auburn died Monday, August 14, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 17, 2006 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Billy Leach, Rev. Ted Dunagan & Rev. Melvin Chandler will officiate. Masonic Graveside will follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lawrenceville. A member of New Hope Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, a member of the Lawrenceville Masonic Lodge #131 F & AM, where he would have received his 50 year pin in October, Rev. Pruett was retired from the City of Lawrenceville, working as overseer of the Sewer & Water Department and he also worked at Latex Construction Company. Rev. Pruett was preceded in death by his son, Joe Pruett in April, 2006 and is survived by his wife of 59 years: June Pruett, Auburn; Children: Bill & Gretchen Pruett, Shady Dale, Kenneth & Mary Pruett, Auburn; Grandchildren: Jeff, Tonia, Tracy, Kendra, Shad, Vance, Carla, Thomas, Alan; Great Grandchildren: Hunter, Jessie, Jacob, Jeffery, Tommy, Chase, Kaylea, Brent, Kennedy, Van, Sam, Brandon & Amber. Family will receive friends from 2-4 PM & 5-9 PM, Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com. SNELLVILLE HAMMON, LINDSAY Lindsay Nicole Hammon, age 22 of Snellville, GA, went to be with her Lord, August 14, 2006. She is survived by her fiance, Ryan Lee Shola of Gainesville; mother, Linda Lester Hammon of Snellville; father, Paul Layton Hammon of Austell; brother and sister-in-law, Paul K. and Angelia Hammon of Acworth; grandparents, A. Young and Leta Lester of Snellville, Paul and Connie Hammon of Soperton; nephew and niece, Hayden and Lauren Hammon; several aunts, uncles, cousins and very special aunt, Julie Lester Vance and cousins, Cassidy Vance and Patrick Beall. Lindsay was a member of Snellville United Methodist Church and was a 2002 graduate of South Gwinnett High School. She received her BS degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She was to start her teaching career this year, teaching kindergarten at Level Creek Elementary School in Suwanee. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 17 at 3pm at Snellville United Methodist Church with Rev. David Walters officiating. Interment at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8pm at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com . THORNE, HELEN Helen M. Thorne, age 83 of Snellville, GA died August 15, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Magnus and Margaret Sandstrom of Boston, MA and is survived by her husband, Ralph Thorne; daughters and sons-in-law, Christine Thorne of Boca Raton, FL, Cynthia and Tom Mason of Itasca, IL, Cheryl and Dale Moeller of Snellville; sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Diane Thorne, Jr. of Stone Mountain, Ronald and Vivian Thorne of Roselle, IL; grandchildren, Carl, Christiana, Cara, Ralph, Lindy, Robert, Michael, Jessica, Rebecca, Emma; great grandson, Brooks. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 18 at 11am at Wages Snellville Chapel with Minister Jonathan Jenkins officiating. Interment at GA National Cemetery, Canton, GA. The family will receive friends one hour before service time at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
LILBURN - Lilburn's downtown, U.S. Highway 29 overlay district and the former Readymix Concrete property on Killian Hill will be the focus of a real estate and market study approved by the Lilburn City Council Monday night.
LAWRENCEVILLE - The fate of a lake may determine what becomes of a bid to build 140 town homes off Lawrenceville Highway.
LAWRENCEVILLE - An unidentified intruder was shot and killed by a resident late Monday in a subdivision off Cruse Road in Lawrenceville.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Enforcing Gwinnett's property maintenance laws could become a lot easier because of changes approved by the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.
An article in Friday's paper should have stated that Magistrate Judge Jim Argo was on active duty during Operation Desert Storm as the Administrative Officer of the Atlanta Marine Corps Mobilization Station in Marietta. It was incorrectly reported that Argo was commander of a helicopter squadron because of a mistake in a press release issued by Gwinnett County Magistrate Court.It is the policy of the Gwinnett Daily Post to correct all errors of fact.
DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators added two more forwards to an increasingly talented stable.
SUWANEE - The City Council held its last meeting in the Suwanee City Hall building Tuesday night.
You know, when somebody from another part of the country takes a cheap shot at the place you call home, it rankles you.
BaseballAug. 19, 20: The Atlanta Baseball Club, home of the Atlanta Blue Jays travelling baseball teams, will host tryouts for the fall 2006/summer 2007 seasons on Aug. 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Atlanta High School. Go to www.atlantabluejays.com for more information.
Finally, I believe I understand why Secretary of State Cathy Cox didn't pan out as a candidate for governor. She took a second look at the job and decided she didn't want it.That explains why she appeared at first to be such a promising candidate and then ran a halfhearted campaign. She was afraid she would win. One can hardly blame her. She may be the smartest politician on the lot.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett will grow up, literally.
Rev. W. L. Dub Pruett, age 79 of Auburn died Monday, August 14, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 17, 2006 in the Lawrenceville ...
Lindsay Nicole Hammon, age 22 of Snellville, GA, went to be with her Lord, August 14, 2006. She is survived by her fiance, Ryan Lee Shola of Gainesville; mother, Linda ...
Helen M. Thorne, age 83 of Snellville, GA died August 15, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Magnus and Margaret Sandstrom of Boston, MA and is survived ...
Terri Lynn Conklin, age 31, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Monday, August 14, 2006 after a 3 year battle with breast cancer. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth ...