Mary Lee Martin, age 68 of Buford, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Funeral Services are being handled by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia ...
Mrs. Hallie Sue Montgomery, age 62, of Athens, GA, died March 1, 2006. Funeral arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder, GA, 770-867-6706.
John Helms, age 64 of Buford, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Funeral Services are being handled by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518 ...
Clifton H. Bud Brown, age 81 of Spring Hill, TN, formerly of Cumming, GA, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006 after an extended illness. Graveside Service will be held ...
Rev. Michael Lee Marsingill, age 50 of Athens died Tuesday, February 28, 2006. He served as a minister in the United Methodist Church North Georgia Conference for 29 years. Survivors ...
Emily Daniel, age 61 of Loganville, GA died February 28, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Daniel and is survived by her brother and sister-in ...
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Jackie Lee Smithers, age 60 of Jefferson, Georgia who died Thursday, March 2, 2006. Funeral services will be announced by ...
Katrina Katherine Kimberly Kmitta died February 28th, 2006. Tina was 46 years old and loved by everyone. Survivors include the love of her life Brad Cochran, a wonderful mother, Sam ...
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Nickie Ladd Duck, age 56 of Clarkesville, formerly of Braselton, Georgia, who died Thursday, March 2, 2006. Funeral services will ...
Richard E. Walker, age 67 of Cleveland, GA, formerly of Atlanta, GA, died March 1, 2006. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 3, 2006 at 11:00 AM from Little ...
Gladys Lucille White Haney, age 76 of Buford, died Thursday, March 2, 2006. Funeral Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Police may have a slam-dunk case thanks to a DNA match identification of a suspect in a brutal 2003 homicide, but whether or not that man will ever stand trial is far from clear.
WINDER - A firefighter's complaint against the Barrow County fire chief was dismissed as unsubstantiated in an eight-page response by the commission chairman.
SNELLVILLE - With the bases loaded and one out in the seventh inning of a 4-4 game, freshman Brett Teschner drove in the game-winning run by drawing a walk in South Gwinnett's 5-4 win over Loganville on Wednesday.
LILBURN - A federal agency has upheld a Lilburn officer's claim that he was retaliated against for supporting another officer fired following accusations of racial discrimination.
It took nearly losing in the first round of the Region 8-AA tournament, but since that 69-65 overtime defeat of Union County, the Buford boys basketball team has been a different team.
WINDER - Apalachee High School Principal Dennis Clarke strode into the school's Media Center on Wednesday expecting a faculty meeting.
NORCROSS - Spring Hill College will celebrate the grand opening of its Norcross campus and its 175th anniversary with a reception Sunday.
Rooms To Go Kids store robbed•DULUTH - Someone robbed the Rooms To Go Kids store Thursday at 2330 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrenceville officials want control of land along Ga. Highway 316 to develop a bioscience corridor and possibly build high-rises.
WASHINGTONThe story that Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius was telling this week about the struggle over school financing that has preoccupied her time in office reveals something very significant about the changing mood of the public - a change that could alter the dynamics of the next presidential race.
Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post. Camie Young can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County officials want to turn almost 20 acres near Duluth into a park.
SNELLVILLE - For many South Gwinnett High School sports fans, Wednesday afternoon was the ideal setting.
The Wesleyan girls basketball team is back in the Final Four - that's no surprise.The Wolves (28-3) have become a state power, winning the last two Class AA state championships and the Class A title in 2002. The program's only state-championship loss was the first season the team made it to the finals in a 2001 loss to Jefferson.
Company to donate thousands to groupsLILBURN - Jackson EMC will give two grants worth $25,000 to local organizations.
Dave WilliamsStaff Writer dave.williams@ gwinnettdailypost.com ATLANTA - Georgians willing to donate undeveloped land to be preserved as greenspace would be rewarded with a tax credit under legislation passed unanimously by the Senate on Wednesday. The bill already had cleared the House and now heads to Gov. Sonny Perdue's desk. It was introduced on the governor's behalf in January as a followup to a law the General Assembly enacted last year. The Georgia Land Conservation Act of 2005 promotes the use of public-private partnerships to preserve environmentally or historically valuable properties. This year's bill provides a state income tax credit to landowners who donate property to the state or local governments or to a nonprofit organization. The land can either be donated outright or through a conservation easement. The tax credit will be worth 25 percent of the fair market value of the donation up to a maximum of $250,000 for individuals or $500,000 for corporations. Since 1993, North Carolina has used a similar tax credit to preserve more than 138,000 acres worth $505 million, said Sen. Casey Cagle, R-Gainesville, who carried the bill for Perdue. Because of the tax credit, that state was able to protect the land for just 18 percent of the cost of purchasing it outright, Cagle said.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett's study committee on impact fees started Wednesday searching for questions.
localThrashers send Stepp to Gwinnett DULUTH - The Atlanta Thrashers acquired Joel Stepp in a trade with Anaheim for goalie Jani Hurme on Wednesday and immediately assigned the forward to the Gwinnett Gladiators.
There's no real way to avoid the talk.
WINDER - Barrow commissioners will be asked why they ran for office, what their strengths are and what they want to be remembered for at the county's first retreat this weekend.
ATLANTA - The Republican-controlled Senate voted Wednesday to put new restrictions on Georgia's title loan industry without a lower cap on interest rates sought by some Democrats.
Jews run Hollywood, some say. If they do, one might expect them to produce films that better reflect their heritage and values, rather than serve as apologists for those who wish to exterminate the Jewish people.
ATLANTAWALKER, DEBORAH Deborah Lee Walker, 23, a senior at Valdosta State University, passed away unexpectedly in Valdosta, Georgia on Monday, February 27 in an automobile accident. Lee was predeceased by two uncles, William Stokes Walker of Destin, Florida, and Bradley Stuart Beller of Johnson City, Tennessee. She is survived by her devoted parents, John and Julie Walker of Atlanta; and her beloved brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Robin Walker of Statesboro, Georgia. Also grieving her untimely loss are grandparents, Dr. Ronald E. and Judith C. Beller of Richmond, and Neel and Elizabeth Walker of Destin, Florida. Lee also leaves behind a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins who adored her. They include, Ann Walker of Princeton, NJ, Tom Walker of Destin, FL, Susan, Bruce, Cory, Brett, and Erika Wilson of Crawfordsville, FL, Debbie, Russ, Claiborne and Merritt Willis of Nashville, TN, Michael, Lee Anne and Sarah Holdren of Richmond, VA, Jim Beller of Rogersville, TN, Bunny, Dennis, and Dennis, Jr. Smith of Timberlake, NC, Ron and Ann Beller of Winston-Salem, NC, Bronwyn Jones of Albuquerque, NM, Brodie Walker of Costa Rica and Ann Walker of Albuquerque, NM. Our beautiful, exuberant Lee is gone and an unbearable sadness remains. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 3 from 2-4PM and again from 6-9PM. The location is Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Gwinnett Humane Society, Sunshine Fund, P.O. Box 750, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, in memory of Lee Walker. On Saturday, March 4, there will be a celebration of Lee's life at the same location starting at 10AM. Interment will follow at 4PM in Hendersonville, NC at Sheppard Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Directions will be available at both receptions and the service. BUFORD MARTIN, MARY Mary Lee Martin, age 68 of Buford, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006. A funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday, March 4 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Lenice Chadwick will officiate. Burial will follow in Sugar Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, Bradford Lamar Martin, Sr. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Russell Brady and Casey Martin, Buford; Sons, Bradford Lamar Martin, Jackson County, Willis L. Metheny, Jr., Buford, Robert Lee Metheny, Buford, Mark R. Metheny, Sr., Flowery Branch; Brother, Robert Teston, West Minister, California; 15 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren also survive. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 3, 2006 from 6 P.M. til 9 P.M. at Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345. FLOWERY BRANCH BERGER, MATTHEW Matthew Joseph Berger, age 17 months, of Flowery Branch, GA, died February 27, 2006. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542, 770-967-5555.* CHEEKS, EMMERLINE Mrs. Emmerline Millsap Cheeks, age 82, of Flowery Branch, died February 28, 2006. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542, 770-967-5555.* LAWRENCEVILLE SHUMAKE, MICHAEL Michael Roy Shumake, age 42 of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, February 28, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM, Friday, March 3, 2006 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Larry Miller and Rev. Bill Bratley will officiate. Burial Yellow River Baptist Church Cemetery, Lilburn. A plumber, Mr. Shumake is survived by: Daughter: LeeAnn Shumake, CA; Mother: Nellie Faye Shumake, Lawrenceville; Brother: Jasper Eugene Shumake, Social Circle; Sisters: Joy Clements, Dacula, Sherry Henderson, Snellville and Patti Helton, AL. Family will receive friends from 6-9 PM, Thursday, March 2, 2006 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. LILBURN BARTON, LUELLA Luella Ackarman Barton, age 78 of Lilburn, GA, passed away February 28, 2006. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.* WILSON, DELL Dell Wilson, age 74 of Lilburn, GA, died February 28, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .* NORCROSS STARNES, DORIS Doris Hazel Starnes, age 83 of Norcross, GA, passed away February 28, 2006. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.* SNELLVILLE MILLER, ANN Ann Rosenbaum Miller, age 80 of Snellville, Georgia, died February 25, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Wallace Miller. She is survived by, daughter and son-in-law, Candace and Bill Mellon of Newnan, GA; son, Guy Wallace Miller, Jr. of Lawrenceville; brother, Richard Phillips Rosenbaum of Ohio; grandchildren, Bryan Wallace Mellon and Alyson Phillips Mellon. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 4, at 1pm, at Wages Snellville Chapel with Rev. Clay Jacobs officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Jonesborough, 201 East Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659, in memory of Ann Rosenbaum Miller. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com . STONE MOUNTAIN KILGORE, RICKY Mr. Ricky Willis Kilgore, age 45 of Stone Mountain, GA, and formerly of Buford, passed away February 28, 2006 after a sudden illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh A. Kilgore; and brother, Douglas Waycaster. He is survived by his: Mother: Mrs. Grace Williams Kilgore of Dacula, GA; Brother and Sister-in-Law: Ronnie and Renay Kilgore of Snellville, GA, Larry and Millie Waycaster of Homer, GA; Aunts and Uncles: Margaret and A.T. Patton of Flowery Branch, GA, Horace and Masie Kilgore of Flowery Branch, GA, Lyman and Jeanette Mauldin of Buford, GA; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mr. Kilgore was a native of Gwinnett County, Buford, GA. He was a watch repairman, a 1978 graduate of North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee, GA, a graduate of Lanier Technical College in Gainesville, GA where he received his degree, and a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Buford. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 3, 2006 at 2 P.M. at Antioch Baptist Church, Buford with Rev. Raliegh T. Parks and Dr. Terry Hopkins officiating. Interment at church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
David Greene was back in Snellville on Wednesday afternoon to accept one of the most individual honors that can be bestowed in athletics - a jersey retirement.
LAWRENCEVILLE - A bundle of rezonings filed Wednesday with Gwinnett County would transform 193 acres near the Mall of Georgia into homes and commercial buildings.