News for Tuesday, August 29, 2006

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Crash could hurt Comair's survival

ATLANTA - The deadly Kentucky crash involving a Comair flight could make the regional carrier's survival even tougher.

Snellville votes to deny 143-home development

SNELLVILLE - By a vote of 5-1, Snellville City Council members voted to deny the rezoning of 40.3 acres of land fronting Rockdale Circle, a decision which will probably land the city in court.

The developer, D.A. Prather, wants to build 143 houses on what would essentially be about 25 acres of land with buffers set aside. Snellville's Land-Use Map actually allows for even more dense development in that area.

Choice for evacuees: Start over, or go back

DULUTH - Denise Hughes can't bare to go back home, but her mother couldn't leave.

Auburn's Irons deals with Heisman hype in stride

Just over a year ago, Kenny Irons' family and friends could get some deals at athletic apparel stores.

OBITUARIES

BUFORD

WAYCASTER,

HOMER

Homer Waycaster, age 93, of Buford, died Saturday, August 26, 2006. He is survived by: Wife: Eardelle Moore Waycaster, Buford; Children: Murrelle Born, Buford, Wynell and Ed Brumfield, Cartersville, Jerry Lee and Beverly Waycaster, Sugar Hill, Michael and Patti Waycaster, Buford, Homer L. Waycaster, Jr., Buford; Brothers: Clyde Waycaster, Winford Waycaster, both of Buford; Grandchildren: Keith, Tony, and Penny Born, Teri Matthews, Tommy Smith, Kevin, Kerry, Chad and Craig Waycaster; 11 Great Grandchildren; 3 Great Great Grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Waycaster was of the Baptist Faith. He worked in the Residential Construction. He retired from the National Guard, and a member of the Woodman of the World for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife: Missouri Freeman Waycaster. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday, August 29, 2006, at the Chapel of Tapp-Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Buford. Rev. Arthur Southerland and Rev. Jerry Bennett will officiate. Interment Broadlawn Memorial Gardens. Tapp-Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Buford, 770-945-9345.

WIGGLY, CHARLES

Charles Leroy Wiggly, age 79, of Buford, GA, passed away August 26, 2006. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.*

DULUTH

ELLIS, ALICE

Alice Vivian Lynott Ellis, RN (Retired), age 80, of Duluth, GA, died Sunday, August 20, 2006. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*

HOUSTON, TX

HEARD, MELBA

Melba Heard, age 86 of Houston, TX, formerly of Duluth, died August 28, 2006. Arrangements to be announced by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*

LAWRENCEVILLE

LITTLE, LESTER

Lester F. Little, Jr., age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away August 26, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia Mosley Little; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Johny Hunt of Lawrenceville; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Betty Little of Lilburn, Ronnie and Charlotte Little of Lawrenceville, Milton and Olene Little of Loganville; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; sister, Venna Lail of Marietta. A long time resident of Lawrenceville, Mr. Little was a retired diesel truck mechanic. He served his country during WWII in the U. S. Army. His funeral service will be held 11 AM, Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Randy Little officiating. Interment, White Chapel Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. The family will receive friends 5-8 Tuesday evening at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.

RIGA, LOUISE

Louise Linda Riga, age 56 of Lawrenceville, GA, died August 28, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*

WILSON, KAYE

Kaye Lynn Wilson, age 36 of Lawrenceville, died Saturday, August 26, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*

WINDER

AVERA, MARY

Mary Nell Avera, age 66, of Winder, passed away August 27, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*

Doraville woman found dead in car ruled suicide

LAWRENCEVILLE - A 27-year-old Doraville woman found dead in her car last week apparently committed suicide, according to police.

Police briefs

Woman charged with assaulting her boyfriend

•DULUTH - A 30-year-old Duluth woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly attacking her boyfriend with a knife.

A $3,700 good deed

Three weeks ago, Damion Overstreet was a long way from easy street. The 22-year-old college student, who worked hard all summer to save money for tuition, was deflated, distraught and mad at himself for making a mistake he thought had cost him almost $4,000 in cash.

Sports briefs

local

Berkmar's Mecheso, Collins Hill's Drouin runners of the week

Berkmar's Girma Mecheso and Collins Hill's Jackie Drouin were selected as runners of the week in voting by the county's cross country coaches.

25-year-old killed in Snellville wreck; two seriously hurt

SNELLVILLE - A 25-year-old Loganville man was killed Monday when his truck veered into oncoming traffic on Temple Johnson Road, causing a head-on collision.

Britain sees cultural shift

BELFAST, N. IRELAND

British Prime Minister Tony Blair returns from a late-summer vacation in Barbados with his ruling Labor Party approval rating at a 19-year low of 31 percent. Conservatives, under new leader David Cameron, enjoy 40 percent approval, according to the latest Guardian/ICM Poll.

GHSA tackles heat

With a handful of heat-related football deaths and illnesses seemingly on the front page each year, the Georgia High School Association Executive Committee has decided to take action.

At the committee's biannual meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Macon on Monday, the most important issue on the table was the health of the state's football players.

Hebron's Smith, Duval combine for shutout

DACULA - Nicole Smith and Rachael Duval combined for a five-hit shutout to lead Hebron (5-2) to a 3-0 win over Apalachee on Monday.

State Briefs

Dwarf sues state over fall from sink

•ATLANTA - A former Georgia prison inmate who stands 49 inches tall says he suffered severe injuries in a fall when a guard forced him to stand on a slippery sink to shave.

New year, another new coach at North

SUWANEE - This is the exact moment it sank in for Bob Sphire, when it became crystal clear that he was dealing with football players who had some serious trust issues.

Sports calendar

Baseball

Through August: The Shiloh Heat, a new 11U fall and 12U spring travel baseball team is forming at Lenora Park. For more information or to schedule a tryout please, contact Mike Scavo at 678-863-0236 or e-mail scavom@alltel.net or Byron Parten at 678-283-0719 or email bparten@dfps.com.

Former mayor to take on incumbent in Loganville

LAWRENCEVILLE - Contests are already apparent in two cities after the first day of qualifying Monday for November's municipal elections.

Lester F. Little, Jr.

Lester F. Little, Jr., age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away August 26, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia Mosley Little; daughter and son-in ...

Melba Heard

Melba Heard, age 86 of Houston, TX, formerly of Duluth, died August 28, 2006. Arrangements to be announced by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Louise Riga

Louise Linda Riga, age 56 of Lawrenceville, GA, died August 28, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .

Homer Waycaster

Homer Waycaster, age 93, of Buford, died Saturday, August 26, 2006. He is survived by: Wife: Eardelle Moore Waycaster, Buford; Children: Murrelle Born, Buford, Wynell and Ed Brumfield, Cartersville, Jerry ...

Kaye Wilson

Kaye Lynn Wilson, age 36 of Lawrenceville, died Saturday, August 26, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry ...

Mary Avera

Mary Nell Avera, age 66, of Winder, passed away August 27, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Alice Ellis

Alice Vivian Lynott Ellis, RN (Retired), age 80, of Duluth, GA, died Sunday, August 20, 2006. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Charles Wiggly

Charles Leroy Wiggly, age 79, of Buford, GA, passed away August 26, 2006. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...