News for Tuesday, August 7, 2007


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20-year veteran of Norcross Police Department recognized for service

NORCROSS - Lt. Stephen Kellogg was recognized Monday night for 20 years of service to the Norcross Police Department.

Soundtrack is worth a thousand pictures

Everyone wants to share vacation pictures, a shot of them or their family standing in front of a monument or statue, proof that they have indeed been there and done that.

Cave-in traps Utah coal miners

HUNTINGTON, Utah - Hundreds of rescuers broke through walls of rock Monday in a desperate race to reach six coal miners trapped 1,500 feet below ground by a cave-in so powerful authorities initially thought it was an earthquake.

Gunman kills man after attempting robbery

NORCROSS - A robbery at a Norcross apartment complex turned into a deadly shooting Monday morning, authorities said.

Parole board puts Davis death case on hold as high court decides

ATLANTA - The state parole board on Monday said it will suspend any consideration of the death sentence of convicted cop killer Troy Davis until the Georgia Supreme Court has finished studying the case.

Nation Briefs

Flight delays worst in 13 years

Sports briefs


French winemaking icon Elie Robert de Rothschild dies at 90

VIENNA, Austria - Baron Elie Robert de Rothschild, who helped France's renowned Rothschild winemaking and banking dynasty recover from the ravages of World War II, died Monday while vacationing at his Austrian hunting lodge. He was 90.

One Moore championship for local legend

Well, what else is new?

First day in full pads brings scorching heat

The temperatures rose into the mid-90s. The humidity reached almost 50 percent. And the heat index fluctuated somewhere between "boiling point" and "hot as the sun."

Reports, tour on board's agenda

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett County Board of Education will tour the Oakland Meadow School on Thursday before having its monthly work session at the new school.

Teen shot to death at gas station

NORCROSS - A 16-year-old boy working at a Norcross gas station was shot to death Sunday night, authorities said.

PeachCare managers dropping major children's dental firm

CHAMBLEE - More than 70,000 children in low-income Georgia families could lose dental coverage if two managed care companies drop a pediatric dental practice from their provider networks, an official with the practice said Monday.

Loganville soldier killed months after son's birth

By Camie Young

County keeps eye on bridges 12 of 179 have federal rating indicating structural deficiency

LAWRENCEVILLE - Despite a few low ratings from the state on bridge safety, a Gwinnett County official says the local sales tax program has helped crews keep a maintained, safe road network.

Buford's Murray commits to South Florida

Buford running back Demetris Murray has always liked the family atmosphere of the Buford community.

Hunt headed to Buford football

Nearly a month after committing to play college football for the University of Indiana, Alex Hunt has decided to change high schools.

Lilburn to have condos in town

LILBURN - Naomi Wexel has lived in Lilburn for 12 years. And she loves the city. But whenever she wants to eat a nice dinner, she has to go somewhere else.

Coming to a neighborhood near you

ZONING CASES - ON THE AGENDA: Here's a look at rezonings and other requests the county commission will consider today. The panel meets at 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville.

Police/fire reports

House fire ruled accidental

I-85 crash injures one

LAWRENCEVILLE - A man was trapped inside his vehicle Monday morning after a collision with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 north in Lawrenceville, authorities said.

Going 'round and 'round Buses hold practice as school year nears

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County students won't return to school until Monday, but motorists may notice more school buses on the roads this week.

World Briefs

Bush: Good intelligence will help U.S. forces find al-Qaida in Pakistan

Braves go north to face division rivals

ATLANTA - For more than two months, they have watched each other on clubhouse televisions.

Sore knee holding TE Crumpler back

FLOWERY BRANCH - Since playing in his fourth straight Pro Bowl six months ago, Alge Crumpler hasn't exactly enjoyed football.

Patience at plate pays off for Francoeur

ATLANTA- Jeff Francoeur is still highly unlikely to ever be the subject of an instructional hitting video.

Murdoch can save Journal, not destroy it

First, the disclaimer: I appear on Fox News Channel, one of Rupert Murdoch's media properties, as a paid contributor. I received neither instructions, nor promises of benefits, in exchange for what I am about to write. We now rejoin our regularly scheduled column.

People Briefs

Penn shows idealism through political activism

Soundtrack is worth a thousand pictures

Everyone wants to share vacation pictures, a shot of them or their family standing in front of a monument or statue, proof that they have indeed been there and done that.

Leaders discuss growth with group

BRASELTON - Residents wanted to know about new traffic lights, possible interchanges and how more houses will affect their neighborhoods when they had the chance to question three county commissioners Monday afternoon.

Rev. Jeffery Lovely

Rev. Jeffery Lovely of Suwanee, GA, passed peacefully Saturday, August 4th, 2007 surrounded in love by his family. He was 72. Born in West Virginia, he proudly served his country ...

Bernard E. Gunter

BERNARD E. Bernard “Pop” Gunter, age 87, of Lawrenceville, died Sunday, August 5, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 8, 2007 in the Lawrenceville ...

John Francis Sokolowski, Jr.

John Francis (Rusty) Sokolowski, Jr., age 52, of Lawrenceville, passed away on August 5, 2007. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.

Carol Smiarowski

OAKLEY Buford, Georgia July 4, 2007 Carol was born June 12, 1959 in Townsend, Tennessee. She was the daughter of David Lamar Oakley and Frencis (Arnold) Oakley. Carol is survived ...

Marsha D. Taylor

Marsha D. Taylor, age 57, of Auburn, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2007. Arrangements made by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Dr., Buford, GA 30518, 770-945-9345 ...

Perry Findley

Perry Findley, age 77, of Suwanee, GA, died suddenly Saturday, August 4, 2007. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924,

Bobby F. Overby

Mr. Bobby F. Overby, age 73, of Dacula, GA, passed away on August 6, 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Annie Bell Overby, and first ...

Keith Reichel

Keith Reichel, age 43, of Buford, GA, passed away August 5, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Ford B. Massey

Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Ford B. Massey, age 84, of Louisville, Kentucky who passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2007. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson ...

Scott Loughrey

Scott Loughrey, age 52 of Dacula, GA, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, August 4, 2007. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924,