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Adoptions

IN THE

SUPERIOR COURT

OF BARROW COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

ADOPTION

NO. 06A-23-B

IN RE: PETITION OF HENRY JASON CRAIG FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF JASON CURTIS DOVER IV AND PETITION FOR ADOPTION OF JASON ALEXANDER DOVER

NOTICE OF SUMMONS

TO: JASON CURTIS DOVER IV

You are hereby notified that a Petition for Termination of your Parental Rights to the above-named child has been filed in this Court by the Petitioner, who is the physical custodian of the child. You may obtain a copy of the Petition from the Clerk of this Court, Barrow County Superior Court, P.O. Box 1280, Winder, Georgia 30680, during regular business hours, or a free copy will be mailed to you at your request.

Public Sales/Auctions

PUBLIC AUCTION

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §§ 11-1-201 and 40-11-1, et seq., the following vehicles will be offered at public sale at Automobile Disposal Company, 6404-B U.S. Hwy. 23, Norcross, Georgia 30071 on August 9, 2006 at 3:45 p.m.:

YEAR MAKE; VIN #

1995 Accent; VIN KMHVF14N1SU189698

1994 Nissan; VIN 1N4BU31D3RC111904

1996 Accent; VIN KMHVD14N2TU093862

1997 Accent; VIN KMHVD34NXVU287523

1997 Elantra; VIN KMHJF24M4VU585026

1997 Sonata; VIN KMHCF24F5VU723635

1998 Mazda; VIN 1YVGF22D8W5725327

929-06573962,7/27,8/3

NOTICE OF

PUBLIC SALE

There will be sold at public outcry at 484 Mitchell Rd Norcross, GA 30071 On Aug. 2nd, 2006 at 10:00 AM the following vehicle, declared abandoned and foreclosed vehicles pursuant to OCGA Section 40-11-5, as follows:

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee,

1J4FX58S1VC520121

1993 Niss Pathfinder,

JN8HD17Y6PW102472

6524 Buford Hwy Doraville, GA 30340 Aug. 2nd, 2006 @ 10:15 AM

1974 Chev El Camino

1DO8OL7D500992

3560 Buford Hwy Duluth, GA 30096, Aug. 2nd, 2006 at 10:30 AM:

2000 Ford Van

1FTRE1YW1YHA29324

390 W. Pike St. Lawrenceville, GA 30045 Aug 2nd, 2006 at 11:00 AM:

1999 Chev Silv

1GCEK14T7XE118442

3495 Stn Mtn Hwy 78 Snellville, GA 30078 Aug. 2nd, 2006 at 11:30 AM:

1992 Nissan Pathfinder

JN8HD17Y8NW000376

3120 West Main St. Hwy 78 Snellville, GA 30078 Aug. 2nd, 2006 at 11:35 AM:

1990 Ford Van

1FTFE24H8LHA10983

4445-A Commerce Dr. Buford, GA 30518 Aug. 2nd, 2006 @ 12:30 PM:

1995 Toy Supra

JT2JA81JXS0025782

CASH ONLY.

929-07567617,7/27,8/3

NOTICE OF

ABANDONED

MOTOR VEHICLES

RE: 2002 BUICK REGAL

VIN# 2G4WB52K121117556

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

The above automobile was abandoned and is located at 422 West Pike St. L'Ville GA 30045

RE: 1993 Toyota Supra

VIN# JT2JA82J8P0003429

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

The above automobile was abandoned and is located at 3651 McGinnis Park Dr. Suwanee, GA 30024

Attempts to locate the owners have been unsuccessful. These vehicles are deemed abandoned under O.C.G.A. 40-11-2 and will be disposed of it not redeemed. 770-616-4558.

Service By Publication

NOTICE

STATE OF

NORTH CAROLINA,

BUNCOMBE COUNTY

06 CVS 775:

John Chang

v.

Sexual Offender Notices

NOTICE OF

CONVICTION

CONVICTED Sex offender:

Fox, Billy

95 Gwinnco Blvd

Room 210

Suwanee, GA 30024

Date of Conviction: 08/19/2002

Convicted of: Statutory Rape

PLACE OF Conviction: Gwinnett County

PHOTO ATTACHED: YES

Sex offender Registry

Cpl. K. Pirkle

Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department

Lawrenceville, GA 30043

911-07567708,8/3@

NOTICE OF

CONVICTION

CONVICTED Sex offender:

Gamez, Walter

1481 Chateau Circle

Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Date of Conviction: 12/06/2005

Convicted of: Statutory Rape

PLACE OF Conviction: Gwinnett County

PHOTO ATTACHED: YES

Sex offender Registry

Cpl. K. Pirkle

Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department

Lawrenceville, GA 30043

911-07567706,8/3@

NOTICE OF

CONVICTION

CONVICTED Sex offender:

Jaurequi, Arnulfo

4621 Gold Creek Trail

Buford, GA 30518

Date of Conviction: 07/17/2001

Convicted of: Statutory Rape

PLACE OF Conviction: Gwinnett County

PHOTO ATTACHED: YES

Sex offender Registry

Cpl. K. Pirkle

Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department

Lawrenceville, GA 30043

911-07567708,8/3@

King expected back at Parkview on Friday

Caleb King wasn't at Parkview's opening day of football practice on Wednesday, fueling rumors about his possible transfer to Greater Atlanta Christian, but his coach expects the star running back to return to the Panthers this week.

Probate CT Discharge

NOTICE

(For Discharge from

Office and all Liability)

GOP lawmakers push to keep redistricting powers

ATLANTA - Turning over congressional and legislative redistricting to an independent commission wouldn't take politics out of the mapmaking process, but would make it less accountable to voters, Republican legislative leaders warned Wednesday.

Senate President Pro Tempore Eric Johnson and the chairmen of the House and Senate redistricting committees urged a task force created by Gov. Sonny Perdue to leave the job of drawing congressional and legislative district lines to the General Assembly.

"The legislature can do it right,'' said Johnson, R-Savannah.

The governor, also a Republican, appointed the 11-member task force to recommend whether Georgia should overhaul the way it handles redistricting.

A process that used to occur only once a decade following the census, redistricting has become a political weapon wielded by both major parties with increasing frequency.

Congressional and legislative maps drawn by Democratic leaders after the 2000 census were redrawn shortly after Republicans seized control of the General Assembly during the 2002 and 2004 election cycles.

A dozen states now use some form of independent commission to draw district lines. Six of those states limit their commissions to legislative mapmaking, while the other six use them for both legislative and congressional redistricting.

But Johnson said decisions made by independent commissions are just as political as those made by legislators because the people who serve on them still have political biases.

"Even if you pick 50 people out of the phone book, some are going to be hard-core Republicans and some hard-core Democrats,'' he said.

Rep. Bobby Franklin, chairman of the House Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Committee, said independent commissions would have the added disadvantage of not being accountable to voters.

"If the people don't like (a redistricting map), the people need the right to get rid of the people who did the drawing,'' said Franklin, R-Marietta.

But several task force members questioned whether leaving redistricting in the hands of the General Assembly would improve public trust in the process, one of the goals set forth by Perdue in his executive order creating the panel.

Frank Jones, the task force's vice chairman, said a compromise might involve creating an independent commission but guaranteeing members of the legislature some seats on the panel.

"I sympathize with legislators trying to do this,'' added John Sours, another member of the task force. "(But) this is an issue that could stand greater scrutiny and broader involvement by the citizenry.''

But Johnson said putting a set of redistricting principles into state law or even the Georgia Constitution would be enough to prevent politicians from abusing their mapmaking powers.

Companion resolutions adopted by the House and Senate last year specify that congressional and legislative districts should be compact, avoid "bizarre'' shapes, and should split as few counties and precincts as possible.

"If we establish boundaries that politicians can't exceed, then I think you will help prevent gerrymandering,'' Johnson said.

Jones said the task force will invite Democratic leaders to the task force's next meeting on Aug. 30 to give their input to the panel.

Blazing tackles

Zonings

AMENDMENTS TO

CITY OF BUFORD

ZONING ORDINANCE

The City of Buford will conduct a public hearing and consider the following amendments to its Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations and Development Regulations. The proposed amendments are as follows:

ZONING ORDINANCE

1. Amend Section 1316.1 to provide for regulation of exterior paint colors and facades.

Football practice starts with a bang

There's no mistaking that sound.

Probate CT Wills

NOTICE

PROBATE COURT

OF GWINNETT COUNTY

# 06-E-000408

RE: PETITION OF MARTHA SPINKS & JOHN BANAS, JR. TO PROBATE IN SOLEMN FORM THE WILL OF HELEN H. ANGLIN, DECEASED, UPON WHICH AN ORDER FOR SERVICE WAS GRANTED BY THIS COURT ON JULY 7TH , 2006.

Trade Names

GWINNETT

SUPERIOR COURT

TRADE NAME

REGISTRATION

MINUTE BOOK 035

PAGE 0251

Personally appeared the undersigned who on oath deposes and says that: Suny Soo Kim, 2534 Davenham, GA 30096 is/are doing business in Gwinnett County, Georgia under the name of: One Source Enterprise, 2534 Davenham Way, Duluth, GA 30096 and that the nature of the business to be carried on at such address is Janitorial service sub contractor.

End of conflicts not necessarily a losing cause

If you think there is an echo in the air when officials discuss the twin crises in Iraq and Lebanon, you are not hearing things. In both cases, the argument for carrying on the destructive current policy comes down to a claim that "we can't afford to let the other guy win."

Divorces

IN THE SUPERIOR

COURT OF

GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

CIVIL ACTION

NO. 06A-02125-4

Abena Nkrumah-Gobart

PLAINTIFF

Kevin Menuel Gobart

DEFENDANT

TO: 632 Coleville Cir.

Get it poppin

Debtors/Creditors

NOTICE TO DEBTORS

AND CREDITORS

All creditors of the Estate of AUSUSTINO ADOWE , late of Gwinnett County, deceased, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said Estate are required to make immediate payment.

Public Hearings/Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to the City of Buford Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance of 1995, please be advised that Fakir Habul has applied for a license to sell beer and wine by the package at Pebblebrook Citgo , located at 4555 Thompson Mill Road, Buford, GA. The City of Buford shall take public comments on such application until August 3, 2006 at which time the City Manager will determine whether to issue the requested license.

Kenerly foe to meet with Porter today

LAWRENCEVILLE - A political candidate will meet the district attorney today about alleged improprieties.

High school opens mid-construction

WINDER - Students going back to Winder-Barrow High School for the first day of classes this morning won't just be rubbing their eyes after waking up too early at the end of summer. They may be trying to reconcile their memories of the school they left in May with the building they're going to class in now.

Saks selling Parisian store chain to Belk for $285M

The Assoicated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Saks Inc. said Wednesday it has agreed to sell its Parisian specialty department store chain to Belk Inc. for $285 million in cash, a move that will allow the high-end retailer to focus on its core luxury business.

Gwinnett Gab

Committee decides

on sensitivity training

WINDER - A group of teachers, school administrators, students and parents formed an ad hoc committee that grew from an essay included in the book "Lord of the Flies." School officials deemed the essay inappropriate and had it removed.

The committee has decided to implement sensitivity training. Members are drawing up a preliminary draft for the committee to approve. Once drafted, a public meeting date will be scheduled.

Probate CT Twelve Mo Supt

NOTICE

GEORGIA,

GWINNETT COUNTY

PROBATE COURT

# 06-E-000821

The petition of Patricia R. Aaron, for a year's support from the estate of Donald Lee Aaron, deceased, for decedent's surviving spouse and minor children, having been duly filed, all interested persons are hereby notified to show cause, if any they have, on or before AUGUST 28, 2006 why said petition should not be granted.

Teams adjust to sweltering temperatures

When large groups of high school football players strap on the shoulder pads for practice in the extreme Georgia heat, trainers take countless measures to keep them cool. But sometimes Mother Nature offers a better remedy.

Statewide candidates to make last Gwinnett stop

One of the last stops on Republican minds before the Tuesday runoff is Lawrenceville.

Sports calendar

Baseball

Aug. 4-5: Tryouts for 10U to 18U Berkeley Academy travel teams begin Aug. 4-5. For more details, call Lou Llerandi at 770-441-2242.

Hollywood, Mel Gibson both suffer from bigotry problem

In the commentary and posturing I've read about Mel Gibson's drunken slur against the Jewish people and his incredible hubris about his power and position while driving under the influence of stardom, some things have been left out.

Notice of Sale Under Powe

NOTICE OF SALE

UNDER POWER

GEORGIA,

GWINNETT COUNTY

By virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Security Deed from Rose Sabine Brou to National City Mortgage Co. dba Accubanc Mortgage, dated April 4, 2001, recorded in Deed Book 22885, Page 0017, Gwinnett County, Georgia Records, said Security Deed having been given to secure a Note of even date in the original principal amount of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED SEVEN AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($125,707.00) with interest thereon as provided for therein, said Security Deed having been last sold, assigned and transferred to Midfirst Bank, formally known as Midfirst Bank, State Savings Bank, there will be sold at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the courthouse door of Gwinnett County, Georgia, within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday in September 2006 the following described property:

All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot 53, 6th District, Gwinnett County, Georgia, being Lot 4, Block A, Oakland Creek, Plat Book 82, Page 170-171, Gwinnett County, Records, which plat is incorporated herein for a more accurate reference, being property known as 3637 Oakland Spring Court according to the present system of numbering houses in Snellville, Gwinnett County, Georgia.

OFS files lawsuit against developer

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Norcross fiber optics company has filed suit against a Pennsylvania firm that planned to buy its land to develop a mixed-use community, claiming the real estate developer did not pay $5 million it owed for the purchase.

Tax holiday gets under way

LAWRENCEVILLE - Four days of tax-free shopping begins today.

Probate CT Administration

NOTICE

GEORGIA,

GWINNETT COUNTY

PROBATE COURT

# 06-E-000756

TRAVELERS INDEMNITY COMPANY has petitioned for MICHAEL T. SMITH to be appointed Administrator of the estate of JAMES N. ALLEN, deceased, of said County. (The petitioner has also applied for waiver of bond and/or grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A. §53-12-232). All interested parties are hereby notified to show cause why said petition should not be granted. All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the court on or before August 21st, 2006. If any objections are filed, a hearing will be scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed, the petition may be granted without a hearing.

Column: Football back on right track

There are no shortage of places high school football players should be on July 18.

Police reports

Sisters arrested after fight

•BUFORD - Police responded to a domestic disturbance between two sisters in Buford early Monday morning.

Corporations

NOTICE OF INTENT

TO INCORPORATE

Notice is given that articles of incorporation which will incorporate 3GEN INTERNATIONAL, INC. will be delivered to the Secretary of State for filing in accordance with the Georgia Business Corporation Code. The initial registered office of the corporation will be located at 262 Lostwood Trail, Sugar Hill, Gwinnett County, Georgia 30518. The initial registered agent of the corporation at such address shall be TSURUKI YOSHIMURA.

Pathon is early leader to be Falcons' No. 3 WR

FLOWERY BRANCH - Cornerback DeAngelo Hall raised eyebrows Wednesday when he crossed the line of scrimmage to work at wide receiver.

Natural gas, crude oil prices rise amid heat

NEW YORK - Natural gas prices rose Wednesday as scorching temperatures that baked states in the Northeast and the Midwest put pressure on the nation's electricity grids.

Advertisement for Bids

ADVERTISEMENT

FOR BIDS

City of Buford

City Hall

2300 Buford Highway

Buford, Georgia 30518

S. R. 324 Natural Gas

Facilities Relocation

Separate sealed Bids for the relocation of a 4-inch steel high-pressure natural gas main, a 2-inch steel low-pressure natural gas main, and other related gas facilities located along Gravel Springs Road (S.R. 324) will be received by the City of Buford at City Hall located at 2300 Buford Highway, Buford, Georgia, until 10:00 A.M. local time, August 15, 2006 , and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.

DUI Notices

NOTICE OF

CONVICTION

COURT: GWINNETT

STATE COURT

ACCUSATION NO.

Letters to the Editor

Too much gay coverage in column I was reading the "Ask Amy" column in your paper today, and the lead letter was about a gay relationship. Having read many of her articles, I am put off by the amount of gay coverage in her column. The basic problem is that the huge majority of your readers have no interest in gay life.

Juvenile Court

IN THE

JUVENILE COURT

OF GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

Docket No.: 05-04099

and 05-04101

IN THE INTEREST OF:

D.W. and A.W.

OBITUARIES

BUFORD

STRAUGHEN, FRED

Mr. Fred Straughen, age 70, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2006. He is survived by his: Wife of 11 years: Mrs. Susan Brenger Straughen, Buford, GA; Sons and Daughter-in-Law: William "Bill" and Barbara Straughen, Chesapeake, VA, Gus Straughen, Kansas City, KS; Step-Children: John and Robin Walters, Alpharetta, GA, Cheryl Walters, Madrid, Spain; 6 Grandchildren; Brother: Scott Straughen, West Chester, PA; Sisters and Brothers-in-Law: Jo Mae and Charles Ellington, South Port, NC, Sue Anne and John Nichols, Georgetown, DE; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mr. Straughen was born on January 12, 1936 in Penns Grove, New Jersey. He lived in the metro Atlanta area for the past sixteen years. He was a retired steel fabricator and also a retired school bus driver for Great Atlanta Christian School having retired in 2003. He was a former keyboard player for several amateur groups in the Atlanta area and loved music. He loved the water and spent a lot of time on his sailboat in the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean. He was a member of the North Gwinnett Baptist Church in Suwanee, GA. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the North Gwinnett Baptist Church, 4963 West Price Road, Suwanee, GA with Rev. Carey Hudson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Fred Straughen. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

LAWRENCEVILLE

RICHIE, RONALD

Ronald James Richie, age 63 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on August 1, 2006. Funeral arrangements to be announced. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.*

MARION, KY

DAVIS, HARRIET

Harriet Davis, age 70 of Marion, KY died Saturday, July 29, 2006. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .*

TUCKER

CARTER, SARA

Sara Flanigan Carter, age 75 of Tucker, GA, local author and screenwriter, passed away on August 1, 2006. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 4, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Rev. Ellynda Lipsky officiating. Interment to follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

Probate CT Guardianship

CITATION

GEORGIA,

GWINNETT COUNTY

ESTATE NO. 06-C-000319

IN RE: PETITION OF DEBRA A. JONES FOR TEMPORARY LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP

ESTATE OF

CORION BROWN,

MINOR

TO: TO GEORGE COLLINS, the father of Minor, CORION BROWN

You are hereby notified that a petition for the appointment of a temporary guardian has been filed regarding the above-named minor. All objections to the Petition described above either to the appointment of a temporary guardian or the appointment of the petitioner(s) as temporary guardian(s), must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with this Court no later than 14 days after this notice is mailed, or 10 days after this notice is personally served upon you, or ten days after the second publication of this notice if you are served by publication. All pleadings must be signed before a notary public or Georgia probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your pleadings, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel at the below address/telephone number for the required amount of filing fees.

Name Changes

IN THE

SUPERIOR COURT

OF GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

FAMILY DIVISION

Civil Action

File No. 06A-05120-3

Petitioner:

Remi Uzamot

NOTICE OF PETITION

TO CHANGE NAME

Notice is hereby given that Remi Uzamot, the undersigned, filed his/her petition to the Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia on the 17th day of May, 2006, praying for change in the name of petitioner from Uzamot to Ibitoye.

Time Warner reports $1 billion 2Q profit

NEW YORK - Time Warner Inc. swung to a $1 billion profit in the second quarter and released details Wednesday of a long-anticipated plan to offer many AOL services such as

e-mail for free.

Condemnations

IN THE

SUPERIOR COURT

OF GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

CIVIL ACTION

06A-06872-4

STATE OF GEORGIA,

PLAINTIFF

VS.

Harriet Davis

Harriet Davis, age 70 of Marion, KY died Saturday, July 29, 2006. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518. Please sign online ...

Ronald Richie

Ronald James Richie, age 63 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on August 1, 2006. Funeral arrangements to be announced. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy ...

Sara Carter

Sara Flanigan Carter, age 75 of Tucker, GA, local author and screenwriter, passed away on August 1, 2006. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 4, 2006 at 10:00 A.M ...

Fred Straughen

Mr. Fred Straughen, age 70, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2006. He is survived by his: Wife of 11 years: Mrs. Susan Brenger Straughen, Buford, GA ...