News for Saturday, March 4, 2006

Subscribe

All Stories

Fulton Palmer, Jr.

Noel Fulton Palmer, Jr., age 58, of Duluth, GA, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Bobby Mcknight

Bobby Eugene McKnight, age 44 of Auburn, GA, passed away March 2, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Lewis Richardson, Sr.

Mr. Lewis M. Richardson, Sr., age 93 of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away Friday, March 3, 2006. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan ...

Jean Haywood

Jean Haywood, age 62 of Auburn, GA, died Friday, March 3, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, March 5, 2006 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Frances Smith

Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Frances Rachel Smith, age 53 of Jefferson, Georgia who died Friday, March 3, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson ...

Robert Guice

Robert O. Guice, age 58, of Lilburn, GA, died suddenly Saturday morning, March 4, 2006. Arrangements are pending with The Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726 ...

Norcross center plans on hold

NORCROSS - Plans for a nearly $6 million cultural arts center are on hold.

Collins Hill defeats South to win fourth crown in six years

DULUTH - Ever since the Georgia High School Association expanded to add Class AAAAA, there has been one team at the top of girls basketball - the Collins Hill Eagles.

Legislators not influenced by money? Ha Ha

I had planned to write a column this week on the bizarre decision by the Bush administration to turn over management of six of our major ports to the wonderful folks at the United Arab Emirates. You remember the UAE, don't you?

This country was one of only three to recognize the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan. It was also home base for two of the Sept. 11 terrorists and, according to the Justice Department and the Sept. 11 Commission, the place from which a number of sources funneled money to the hijackers. Terrific choice.

New fire engines are old school

LAWRENCEVILLE - Nearly a decade after ordering a new style of fire engines, the Gwinnett County Fire Department is going back to the traditional engine style.

Some advice for today's spoiled sports stars: Be Like Herschel

A friend of mine went to Las Vegas for a couple of days last week. Now I know and he knows that what happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas, but he couldn't help but share his good fortune with all his buddies around the lunch table.

Gwinnett Grads: Triggs plays in town today for family, friends

Sherida Triggs scraped together 30 tickets for friends and family who made requests, but she figures some other people she e-mailed will attend her homecoming game of sorts.

Region rivals face off for AA girls title

NORCROSS - Their schools are just five miles apart, but Greater Atlanta Christian and Wesleyan will have to go about 100 miles to decide who is the best Class AA girls basketball team in the state.

Column: Martin claims long-awaited title

DULUTH

Eddie Martin wait ed a long time for a night like this. Norcross High School had waited even longer.

OBITUARIES

BUFORD

DISPAIN, HESSIE

Mrs. Hessie Mae Pugh Dispain, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on March 3, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Dispain and son-in-law, Rev. Hendley Martin. Surviving are: Daughters and Sons-in-Law: Laverne Martin, Auburn, GA, Frances and Charles Bush, Cumming, GA, Diane and Herbert Lowe, Buford, GA; Son and Daughter-in-Law: Tommy and Kay Dispain, Buford, GA; Grandchildren: James Martin, Carol and David Moore, Rev. David and Katrina Martin, Shelia and Marty Cooper, Ken Appling, Joe and Jamie Appling, Angela Hughes, Marie Lowe, Benjamin and Joyce Lowe, Destry and Holly Dispain; 11 Great Grandchildren; Brother: Leslie "Let" Pugh, Sugar Hill, GA; Sisters-in-Law: Polly Pugh, Buford, GA, Florine Pugh, Buford, GA, Annie Jarrard, Lawrenceville, GA, Ruth Roberts, Marietta, GA; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Dispain was a native of Buford, GA. She was a homemaker and a long-time member of Island Ford Baptist Church in Buford. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Carrel Pruitt officiating. Interment in Sugar Hill Cemetery with graveside service by Rev. David Martin. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:00 - 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

HANEY, GLADYS

Gladys Lucille White Haney, age 76 of Buford, died Thursday, March 2, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 4, 2006 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Rolland Jackson and Rev. Phil Robertson will officiate. Burial will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. A waitress in many restaurants in the Lawrenceville area, Mrs. Haney, attended Victory Baptist Church in Lawrenceville and is survived by: Husband of 42 years: William S. Haney, Jr., Buford: Children: Bobby & Crystal Hunt, Johnston, SC; Donald & Shawn Haney, Buford; Linda J. Lashomb; Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Billy & Joyce White, Harold & Brenda White, Andrew & Sarah White, all of Lawrenceville; Sister: Betty Graham, Snellville; 15 Grandchildren; 19 Great Grandchildren; Several Nieces & Nephews. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.

CLARKESVILLE

DUCK, NICKIE

Mr. Nickie Ladd Duck, age 56 of Clarkesville, formerly of Braselton, Georgia, died Thursday, March 2, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, Georgia, 706-367-5467.*

DULUTH

CABRAL, FRANK

Frank Cabral, age 62 of Duluth died Friday, March 3, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Monday, March 6, 2006 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Minister Harold Savage will officiate. Burial will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park, Norcross. Mr. Cabral is survived by: Son: Frank Pierce Cabral, II, Duluth; Daughter: Samantha Townsend, Alabama; Brother: Forrest Jackson Hasty, Snellville; Sisters: Patricia Ruark, Lawrenceville; Judy Moon, Conyers; and 1 Grandchild. Family will receive friends from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM, Saturday March 4, 2006 and Sunday, March 5, 2006 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.

FAYETTEVILLE

DEAVER, CORA

Mrs. Cora Lee Honeycutt Deaver, 80, of Fayetteville, Georgia, died March 1, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Loyd Deaver, Sr. She is survived by her three children Thomas Scott (Lori) Deaver of Decatur, Robert Loyd (Susan) Deaver, Jr. of Snellville and Elizabeth (Stephen) Hyde of Fayetteville; six grandchildren Austin, Lauren, Jennifer, James and Robert Loyd Deaver, III and Alex Hyde; sister Mary Honeycutt Bevels of Sylacauga, Alabama. A graveside service will be held Sunday, March 5, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Camp Memorial Park. Rev. Glenn Stringham will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville- www.mowellfuneralhome.com

GRAYSON

MARTIN, SANDRA

Sandra B. Martin, age 62, of Grayson, GA, died Thursday, March 2, 2006. Arrangements are pending with The Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*

JEFFERSON

GAUSE, DAMON

Mr. Damon Lance Gause, Sr., age 62 of Jefferson, Georgia died Thursday, March 2, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, 706-367-5467.*

SMITHERS, JACKIE

Mr. Jackie Lee Smithers, Sr. age 60 of Jefferson, Georgia died Thursday, March 2, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, Georgia, 706-367-5467.*

MONROE

TERRY, PRICE

Mr. Price Terry, age 87, of Monroe, GA, went home to be with our Heavenly Father peacefully Thursday morning, March 2, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*

Mission accomplished

Workshop on Medicare prescriptions to be held

NORCROSS - All Gwinnett residents are invited to attend a free seminar to help explain the Medicare prescription drug plan process.

The seminar will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Norcross Human Services Center at 5030 Belle Court.

Bobblehead aims to be runaway hit

corey.clark@gwinnnettdailypost.com

DULUTH - Just like the sensational news story that inspired it, there's never been a promotional giveaway quite like this one.

Gladiators smoke Inferno in 6-3 win

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Joel Stepp made an immediate impact with the Gwinnett Gladiators, scoring a two goals and collecting an assist in a 6-3 win over Columbia on Friday night.

Stepp, playing in his first game since being traded from the Anaheim organization to Atlanta, potted his first goal with less than five minutes left into the first period. He found a rebound in the slot and flipped the puck over the shoulder of goalie Chris Houle for a 3-0 Gwinnett lead.

Title night

Column: Eagles, Tipton meet lofty expectations

DULUTH

When Tracey Tipton was promoted from assistant to head coach of the Collins Hill girls basketball team, she inherited plenty from previous coach Angie Hembree.

Norcross ends title drought with win over Beach

DULUTH - It was worth the wait.

Book chronicles colorful history of early journalism

Few things can ignite a more heated debate these days than when the subject of "the media" is introduced into polite conversation. People on the left and right fault contemporary journalism for (a) giving the Bush administration a free ride, or (b) extreme bias against all things Bush and Republican.

Police Reports

Former Parkview football player arrested again

•LAWRENCEVILLE - Former Parkview High School football player Darryl Thomas Miller is being held without bond in Bullock County, Ga., for allegedly robbing a Statesboro man at gunpoint.

Teachers push new reading program

ATLANTA - Many of Kimberly Ewing Bouquett's students came to kindergarten not knowing their colors, letters or how to write their names. By the end of the year, they all knew how to read. Some of them could even read and write at the third-grade level.

Grayson boys knock off Parkview 2-1 in double overtime

GRAYSON - Eighth-ranked Grayson knocked off defending state champion Parkview 2-1 Friday night on a goal by Sean Diffley with 3:30 left in the second overtime in a Region 8-AAAAA boys soccer match on Friday.