BaseballMonday-Friday: Renz Baseball Christmas camp runs this Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 770-271-4554 or go to renzbaseball.com for discounts.
There's no dispute that Gov. Sonny Perdue and his Republican colleagues in the General Assembly stand to benefit politically from an election-year tax break for senior citizens that takes effect today.
The 2005 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards announced its picks for the best of the best in films, performances and other categories Dec. 19 in Atlanta. Awards were announced by SEFCA President Mercy Sandberg-Wright.
A hurricane ushered in a wave of new students and employees to Gwinnett schools. Higher education got a boost as Gwinnett established a new four-year college. Parents and students rallied behind two veteran teachers they believed were unfairly discharged. Whether or not the news was good, it was a dramatic year for education in Gwinnett. Before schools open this week for the new year, here is a look at the stories that mattered in 2005.
WINDER - Since the Horizon Theater's windows were shuttered in the early 1980s, movie lovers from Auburn to Statham have had to cross the county line to see the latest flick.
For me, the past year included a lot of great reading. Of course, for me, every year is a good one if it involves books.I started writing this column in March, and it's become one of the best parts of my job. Not only do I get to read, but I also get to tell people what I think, which is one of my favorite things.
As 2005 came to an end, Gwinnett's retail sales appeared to be on track for about a 6 percent increase over the last year.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Four months after two group homes for troubled kids were rejected by Lawrenceville officials, the city is lookingto tweak its rules for the facilities.
It's the biggest project the Georgia Department of Transportation has ever seen.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett's low-income families will have emergency funding for the coldest months.
Nov. 11Morgan Elizabeth Tormey was born Nov.11, 2005, to Jennifer Owenby Tormey and Brian Edward Tormey of Lawrenceville. She weighed 5 lbs., 7 ozs., and was 181⁄2 inches long.
ATLANTA - The election year that kicks off today in Georgia won't feature a U.S. Senate race for the first time in a dozen years.
ATLANTADOTY, JANICE Janice Higgins Doty of Atlanta, passed away on December 30, 2005. She was born on June 25, 1940 and was a native of Atlanta. She graduated from Russell High School. Surviving are: her 3 children, Rick, Jennifer and Debbie; 6 grandchildren; her dear friend, Annie Joe Malcolm and Mr. Marvin Meyers. A loving mother, she was a great Southern cook, who loved to entertain. Everyone appreciated her sense of humor. She was a member of Peachtree Corners Baptist Church and was a board member of the Georgia Veterans Day Parade Association. A reception will be held on Tuesday evening and the burial will be on Wednesday. For further details, contact Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535. BUFORD BROWN, GERALDINE Mrs. Geraldine Brown, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away on December 29, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Brown. Surviving are: Daughters: April Brown, Buford, GA, Johnnie Brown, Buford, GA, Etta Brown, Buford, GA, Jane Bennett, Buford, GA and Jennifer Brown, Buford, GA; Son: Calvin Brown, Buford, GA; 12 Grandchildren; 8 Great Grandchildren; Special Sisters: Ruth Styles, Buford, GA and Bernice Johnson, Buford, GA; Two nieces and one nephew. Mrs. Brown was a native of Buford, GA. She was a retired cook from Puckett's Restaurant. She was a member of Union Baptist Church, Buford, GA. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Union Baptist Church with Pastor Kary Harris officiating. The body will be placed in state at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com FEREBEE, THOMAS Mr. Thomas Wilson Ferebee, Jr. age 58 of Buford, GA died Friday, December 30, 2005. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com CHATTANOOGA, TN WASHINGTON, SHAWN Shawn D. Sewell Washington, 24, of Chattanooga, died Monday, December 26, 2005 in a Georgia hospital. Arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc., 423-622-8152. DACULA HAZEN, ALBERT Albert Hazen, 94, of Dacula, died Friday December 30, 2005. The funeral will be at 4 PM Monday January 2, 2006 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, with Rev. Tamlyn Collins officiating. Interment will be in Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. A native of Midland Park, NJ, Mr. Hazen retired from the Ridgewood New Jersey Police Department in 1968 after 26 years of service. He worked for 14 years in the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ before moving to Georgia in 1991. He was a member of Berkmar United Methodist Church. Survivors include, daughter and son-in-law, Harriet and John McCauslan of Dacula; granddaughters, Robin Forbes of Lawrenceville, Bonnie Klostermann of Athens, and Penny Wingard of Bethlehem; great grandchildren, John Forbes, Robert Forbes, Brianna Wingard and Carly Wingard; brothers, Gary Hazen and James Hazen, both of Midland Park, NJ; sister, Kate Yolman of Pinehurst, SC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Berkmar United Methodist Church Family Fund, P.O. Box 37, Lilburn, GA 30048. The family will receive friends Monday from 2 - 4 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726. HOUSTON MONTGOMERY, PATSY Patsy Jean (Dyer) Montgomery, age 46 of Houston, died Friday, December 30, 2005. Tim Stewart Funeral Home Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. LAWRENCEVILLE PEPPERS, MANNIE Mannie Lou Ross Peppers, age 84 of Lawrenceville, died Saturday, December 31, 2005. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.
Yu - ClepperMr. and Mrs. John Barry Allen of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Yen-Wen Yu of Atlanta, to Gregory Alan Clepper of Atlanta, son of Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Patrick Clepper of Augusta.
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Put ID photos on voter registration cards to start withOne of our Republican State senators figured out that lots of voters weren't voters -- they were frauds. Of course he was indignant -- good gracious, what if these voting enthusiasts decided to vote Democratic or, even worse, for Ross Perot? Not only did Cecil Staton uncover this scandal, he came up with a solution, and the Georgia Legislature excitedly passed his voter ID law. It required voters who actually wanted to vote to present both a voter registration card and official photo identification. For most Georgians, this meant you had to present a driver's license before you could vote.
WASHINGTON - What a year that was - 2005!
A year ago today, I had no idea that 2005 would be a time of small wonders at Hi-Hope Service Center.Our public funding was shrinking as our aging clients' needs were growing. And while we had raised private contributions to renovate our 35-year-old Lawrenceville facility, we did not have what we needed to bring our programs up-to-date. However, with vision, creativity and the introduction of assistive technology, Hi-Hope moved in a new direction that is significantly improving the quality of life for some of our most disabled clients. Most of the breakthroughs have occurred among the two dozen men and women in our Day Habilitation Program. These folks have severe or profound developmental delays, multiple handicaps and little or no ability to communicate. Many have been with us for years, trapped in a cycle of learned helplessness and, until recently, primarily have received caretaking services. But Shirley Ford, the manager of the program, wanted to offer more, especially in light of the new emphasis on self-determination and choice for adults with developmental delays.
Editor's note: Rob Jenkins is taking a break this week to rev up for the new year. In the meantime, enjoy this column on that great holiday tradition: going to the movies.
By Andria SimmonsStaff Writer andria.simmons @gwinnettdailypost.com SNELLVILLE - For Snellville Police Officers "Lex," "Euro" and "Chris," a paycheck comes in the form of a bright-yellow tennis ball.
LAWRENCEVILLE - While Gwinnett's 2006 budget proposal is smaller than the 2005 one, officials will still have to use money from a reserve fund, Chairman Charles Bannister said.
"What's going on here?" is a weekly column that appears in the Sunday business section of the Gwinnett Daily Post. If you see a construction site and don't know what's being built, call Douglas Sams, business reporter, at 770-963-9205, ext. 1321, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Where: Mall of Georgia Boulevard across fromDillard's What: Mimms Enterprises of Roswell is developing this new building, but it does not have a tenant yet. When did construction start: October 2005 When will construction end: N/A Other construction The new East Metro Health District Office is being built on Riverside Parkway near Old Norcross Road.
By the end of 2004, the only county commissioners to survive the election season were the ones who weren't on the ballots.
Do you sometimes feel like vacations are more work than play? Then maybe it's time to try a cruise.
Lilburn police announce 2005 employee awardsLILBURN - The Lilburn Police Department announces the commendation of several department employees honored at the city's annual holiday luncheon. The employees were selected by the 2005 awards committee made up of their peers.
No. 1Francoeur, McCann break through to the bigs It doesn't get any sweeter than this.
n Bogan Road from Harmony Elementary School to Hamilton Mill Road will require intermittent lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through March for safety improvements to include curb and gutter, sidewalk and a multi-use path.
On the MoveKatrina Stoy has joined the Sterling on the Lake Information Center staff as a weekend community representative. Sterling on the Lake is a 1,600-home community created by Newland Communities in Flowery Branch. Real estate agent Shana McFerrin is the latest to join Prudential Georgia Realty's 85 North sales team. The office is located at 4134 Highway 53 in Hoschton. Honors and achievements Prudential Georgia Realty President and CEO Dan Forsman was recently presented the Captain of Industry Award by the Atlanta Board of Realtors. The award, given for outstanding service to the organization for 10 or more years, was announced at the Atlanta Board's year-end meeting on Dec. 7 at the Cherokee Town and Country Club.
LAWRENCEVILLE - The tradition of New Year's resolutions dates back 4,000 years to the Babylonians whose most popular resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment. While today's resolutions rarely involve plows or hoes, it is a time when Americans swear to forego their most notorious habit in the coming year.
CLOVER, S.C. - South Gwinnett's wrestling team went 7-1 in the final day of the Clover Duals to earn second at the tournament.
LAWRENCEVILLE - In a few months, lawyers will lay their cards on the table and make known all the facts regarding Dacula dentist Dr. Barton Corbin and his late wife, Jennifer.Then a jury will decide who's bluffing.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Sales of chocolate and alcohol decline in January, as millions of Americans resolve to eat better, work out more and quit drinking or smoking.Most of the time, they fail. By February, many Americans may be lighting up cigarettes again while regretting that expensive gym membership (that seemed like such a good idea on Dec. 31).