M. Mr. J. M. Beard, age 86, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 10, 2006. He is survived by his: Wife of 57 years: Mrs. Edna G ...
Mrs. Eldie Parker Clark, age 80 of Buford, died Friday, March 10, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, March 12, in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim ...
It started in 1926 when a 24-year-old from Chicago named Abe Saperstein decided to organize a traveling basketball team that would feature solely black players.It was before the Great Depression. It was before movies had sound. And it was before his team would revolutionize the sport, and in many ways, revolutionize the world.
NORCROSS - The Greater Atlanta Christian soccer teams earned a pair of area wins over Buford on Friday, with the boys topping the Wolves 5-1 and the girls cruising to an 11-3 decision.
Woman fears she is being stalked•LAWRENCEVILLE - A 28-year-old woman is fearful she has been stalked by an unidentified Hispanic man for the past few weeks, according to a police report. The woman told police a Hispanic man in his early 30s came into her workplace and asked her out on Feb. 27, but she refused. The suspect came to the business again and watched her from outside on several occasions, the police report said.
BUFORDBOWMAN, ERNEST Mr. Ernest G. Bowman, age 65, of Buford, GA passed away on March 8, 2006 at the V.A. Hospital in Decatur, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilford and Rachel Bowman. Surviving are: Wife of 44 Years: Mrs. Carol Puckett Bowman, Buford, GA; Daughter and Son-in-Law: Sharon and Robert Herrington, Buford, GA; Grandchildren: Lauren Michelle Herrington, Devin Robert Herrington, and Matthew Thomas Herrington; Sisters and Brothers-in-Law: Ruth Ann and Larry Cooper, Gainesville, GA, Alice and Lindsey Clack, Braselton, GA; Brother: Harold Bowman, Buford, GA; Mother-in-Law: Mrs. Ilee Puckett, Suwanee, GA; Sisters-in-Law and Brothers-in-Law: Janet Puckett, Suwanee, GA, Gail and Carl Frazier, Buford, GA, Frances and Gerald Meeks, Buford, GA, Lesha and Stephen Belleisle, Suwanee, GA; Brothers-in-Law and Sister-in-Law: Larry and Mary Puckett, Suwanee, GA, David Puckett, Suwanee, GA; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Bowman was born in Barrow County, GA on February 10, 1941. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was a graduate of Buford High School, Class of 1958. He retired from Frito Lay in Chamblee, GA after 27 years of service and also retired from Sam's in Buford, GA. He was a member of Shadowbrook Baptist Church in Suwanee, GA. He was a member of the Buford American Legion Post 127 and the Sons of American Legion where he served as Chaplain and Treasurer. He was past 9th District Junior Vice-President and member of the Buford Seniors Citizens Club. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Linkous and Rev. Rick Patchin officiating. Interment in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. BRYANT, CALLIE Mrs. Callie Simmons Bryant, age 93, a resident of Brookside Assisted Living in Buford, Georgia, went to be with her Maker on Thursday, March 9, 2006. She was born April 24, 1912 in Jackson County, Georgia, to George Alfred and Fannie Palmer Simmons. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Emory Kyle Bryant and Son, Gary Bryant. She was a longtime member of Sugar Hill First Baptist Church and was a 50 plus year member of Buford Chapter #317 Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include, Children, Wanda Crumbley, Gray, GA, Kenneth Bryant, Sugar Hill, GA, Larry Bryant, Macon, GA, and Kyle Bryant of Homer, GA; Grandchildren, Jimmy Bryant, Minoa, NY, David Crumbley, Gray, GA, Lewanda DeLoach, Gray, GA, Emory Crumbley, Gray, GA, Kathy Bryant, Sugar Hill, GA, Gayle Forrester, Flowery Branch, GA, Meg Davenport, Titusville, FL, Patrick Bryant, Clarkesville, GA, Jodi Mathis, Buford, GA, Sheffield Bryant, Cumming, GA, Callie Bryant, Braselton, GA, Steve Stewart, Braselton, GA; 23 Great Grandchildren; 6 Great Great Grandchildren; Sisters in law, Ila Womack, Alamo, GA and Evelyn Simmons of Loganville, GA; numerous Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Stewart officiating. The burial will follow in Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Hoschton. Serving as pallbearers will be David Crumbley, Emory Crumbley, Patrick Bryant, Sheffield Bryant, Jimmy Bryant and Alvin Manning. The visitation will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2006 from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467. CRUTY, JOHANNA Johanna C. Cruty, age 93 of Buford, Georgia died suddenly Wednesday, March 8, 2006. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.* FLOWERY BRANCH BEARD, J.M. Mr. J.M. Beard, age 86, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away March 10, 2006. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.* HURLBURT, LUCILLE Mrs. Lucille Dodd Hurlburt, age 83, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on March 9, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Hurlburt. Surviving are: Sisters: Mrs. Johnnie Mae Gunter, Flowery Branch, GA, Mrs. Mildred O. Duncan, Buford, GA; Nieces: Renda and Randall Smith, Flowery Branch, GA, Becky and Roy Snyder, Flowery Branch, GA, Teresa and Mike Mitchell, Flowery Branch, GA; Nephews: David and Patricia Williams, Flowery Branch, GA, Wesley and Danielle Gunter, Buford, GA; Aunt and Uncle: J. B. and Frances Mitchell, Flowery Branch, GA; Several cousins. Mrs. Hurlburt was a native of Gwinnett County, GA. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gainesville Church of Christ. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Hall officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. LAWRENCEVILLE ADAMS, RUBY Ruby Nell Healan Adams, age 81, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Friday morning, March 10, 2006. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.* GARNER, JOYCE Joyce Ann Garner, age 62 of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, March 9, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 12, 2006 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Braselton will officiate. Burial Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Buford. A homemaker, Mrs. Garner was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene & Ruth Garner. She is survived by: Sister: Katherine & Doug Bowen, Lawrenceville; Nephews: Matt Bowen, Winder, Greg & Kim Bowen, Lawrenceville; 5 Great Nephews, 1 Great Niece, 1 Great Aunt and Several Cousins. Flowers accepted or memorial to Crossroads Hospice of Atlanta, 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite #500, Tucker, Georgia 30084. Family will receive friends from 2-4 PM and 6-9 PM, Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. WOODEN, JACK Mr. Jack Lee Wooden, age 74, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on March 9, 2006. Surviving are: Wife: Loris J. Wooden, Lawrenceville, GA; Sons: John David Wooden, Columbus, IN, Gary Lee Wooden, Lawrenceville, GA; Daughter: Cynthia Lee Morgan, Columbus, IN; Seven Grandchildren; Two Great Grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at the residence in Lawrenceville, GA. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. LOGANVILLE WASSON, JUDY Mrs. Judy Kay Wasson, age 58 of Loganville, GA died March 10, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, A.K. and Helen Staton and is survived by her husband, Doug Wasson; sons and daughters-in-law, Bryan and Sherry Ellis of Charleston, SC, Blake and Julie Ellis of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; step son, Douglas and Leslie Wasson, Jr. of Cullman, AL; sister and brother-in-law, Lynda and Charles Ellis of Gainesville, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Stuart and Jo Ann Staton of Clermont, GA; grandchildren, Brock Ellis, Kyle Ellis, Tyler Ellis, Olivia Ellis, Ava Ellis; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wasson was a member of Snellville First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 12 at 3pm at Snellville First Baptist Church with Dr. Russ Shinpoch officiating. Interment at 5pm at Gainesville memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 until 9pm at the funeral home. Those desiring may make donations to the American Cancer Society in memory of Judy Kay Wasson. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com. SNELLVILLE EDWARDS, TED Ted Edwards, age 66 of Snellville, GA, died Thursday, March 9, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010.* WINDER LAWSON, JUANITA Mrs. Juanita Lawson, age 71, of Winder, Georgia died March 9, 2006. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Carter Funeral Home of Winder, 770-867-6706.* ROBERTS, JILL Mrs. Jill Roberts of Winder, Georgia, died March 8, 2006. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Carter Funeral Home of Winder, 770-867-6706.*
The Gwinnett Tipoff Club selected the best from the 2005-2006 high school basketball season, and those players and coaches will be honored at a banquet today at South Gwinnett High School.
Like so many new coaches who come to Gwinnett County, new Shiloh head football coach Nick Davis is excited about the high level of competition.
WINDER - It has been too long since there has been a golf championship for the best schools in Gwinnett County. After Friday the Gwinnett Open looks like it's here to stay.Peachtree Ridge took home the boys county title, barely holding off Mill Creek 126-125 in a Stableford scoring system. On the girls side, North Gwinnett won the championship with 61 points, 13 points ahead of second-place Parkview. "We always hope to win and our girls are happy that they won but they hope to play better when we get to region, but this was a good solid day," North head coach John Payne said of his girls team.
DULUTH - Out of 14 outstanding women nominated to win the United Way's Legacy Award, one was chosen to receive the award for exemplifying the spirit of volunteerism at Friday evening's awards gala.
I am going to give most of you the day off. The rest of you need to pay close attention. You have some work to do.A lot of you I know like a book. That comes from almost a decade of responding to your letters and e-mails on a variety of subjects. You've told me in no uncertain terms that you don't like watching cowboys kiss each other. In fact, watching the media gush over boys marrying boys and girls marrying girls makes you want to upchuck your biscuits and gravy. You don't have much tolerance for those who trash your country, whether they live in Habalah or Hollywood. You believe in God, and you get tired of groups like the ACLU spending every waking hour trying to get rid of him. (What the folks at the ACLU don't know is that God is getting a little tired of them, too, as they will find out in the next life.) As the esteemed members of the Georgia Legislature learned the hard way, you don't like seeing government bullying people and taking their land for condos and parking garages. Reading about politicians taking large donations from companies that want favorable legislation and then saying that the money doesn't influence their thinking just about gives you the hives. If they keep it up, you are liable to toss them out of office. You don't care much for Jimmy Carter, either. I got about as much mail after my column on the man's petulant performance at Coretta Scott King's funeral/political rally as I have gotten in a long time. The overwhelming majority of you were less kind to him than I was. You were so angry that I almost thought about taking up for him - but not for long. But there is a group of you out there whom I need to know better. I just don't understand liberal weenies. I will admit it. You always sound fussy but, of course, that could be because I make you fussy. Maybe if I got to know you better, we could get along better. That's why I need to ask you a few questions. (Here is where the rest of you can get back to doing whatever you were doing.) Why are you willing to have a loon like Howard "Yah-Yah" Dean as your leader? The man is so out of touch with the average American that he couldn't find the mainstream with a flashlight. Why do you go mute over your poster boy, Sen. Ted Kennedy, whenever I mention his past behavior? And are you aware that you couldn't get a single one of your current candidates for president elected dogcatcher, let alone head of the free world any place south of Richmond or east of Arizona? Do you really think that if we just make nice to Muslim nutcases and let that incompetent crowd at the United Nations take over, everybody in the Middle East would suddenly love us like a cold beer on a hot August afternoon in south Georgia? As I recall, the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were unprovoked. Do you think getting rid of President Bush would turn that scary Iranian guy rattling his nuclear sabers into a kindly Captain Kangaroo? Have you forgotten that he is believed to be one of the ringleaders in the Iranian hostage takeover that occurred on President You-Know-Who's watch? Does it bother you that people sneak into our country illegally and make us take care of them and then make us learn to speak their language? Is there any reason they couldn't learn to speak ours? Finally, do you consider Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the second most powerful person in our government and a black woman from Birmingham, Alabama, a "token," but has-beens like Joseph Lowery, Julian Bond and Jesse Jackson to be "mainstream"? Are you serious or seriously out of touch with reality?
SUWANEE - North Gwinnett continued to prove it is amongst the state's elite girls soccer teams as it shut out No. 3-ranked South Forsyth 2-0 on Friday.
BaseballThrough April: A new 18-and-over men's baseball league in the North Gwinnett/South Barrow County area. All experience levels are welcome and games on Sunday from April through August. Open workouts starting soon. Call Lee at 770-873-4790 or Tony at 404-202-9694 for additional information.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Georgia high school students will have to go through four years of college, three years of law school and pass the bar exam before they can be considered lawyers. But this weekend, they will have get a taste of the profession as they compete at the Georgia Mock Trial State Competition.
LILBURN - Spring hasn't sprung yet, but Providence's bats were in mid-season form on Friday night.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Sure, former "American Idol" contestant Kinnik Sky is looking forward to seeing family and friends when she comes back home to Duluth - and possibly even running into some of her many new fans. But at the top of Sky's list is being reunited with her little white Maltese dog, Dazzal.
WASHINGTONAt the beginning of this year - or even a month ago - no one would have guessed that a routine business transaction between two foreign-based firms would prove to be the lever for breaking up the governing Republican coalition in Washington.
Not one Division I baseball program offered Wesley Wilson a scholarship when he graduated from Meadowcreek in 2001.
I was cleaning out a closet last week and got sidetracked when I ran into a box of old photographs - and when I say old, we are talking 35 years or so old. You can't just set a box of old photos aside, you know. You have to stop and go through them, which is exactly what I did.