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Richard Martin

Richard Martin, age 64, of Buford, died Saturday, January 6, 2007. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 P.M., Sunday, January 14 in the Family Life Center of Buford ...

Lucy Hamil

Mrs. Lucy Rainey Brooks Hamil, age 86 of Snellville, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 13, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel ...

Stanley Mueller

Stanley W. Mueller, age 87 of Snellville, GA, died Thursday, January 10, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest ...

Duel Latty

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mr. Duel Junior Latty, age 67, of Talmo, Georgia who passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at his residence. Funeral ...

Wynelle Payne

Wynelle Payne, age 85, of Buford, died Thursday, January 11, 2007. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345, www.stewartfh.com ...

Edward Chambers

Edward J. Chambers, 82, of Duluth, died January 10, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Julius Hewlett

Julius B. Hewlett, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA, finished his earthly course on January 5, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please ...

Bobby Lockridge

Bobby G. Lockridge, age 70 of Lilburn, GA died January 10, 2007. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Ruane Aaron Lockridge; daughter and son-in-law, Lesley ...

Donald Holcombe

Donald Holcombe, age 60 of Jefferson, died Wednesday, January 10, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 11AM Saturday, January 13, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home ...

Robbie Wages

Robbie Jackson Wages, age 74 of Snellville, died January 11, 2007. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .

Ben Holleman

Ben T. Holleman, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather of Snellville, died peacefully on January 11, 2007 at the age of 91. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service ...

LEGALS

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Letters to the Editor

It's time to do something about getting rid of litter

Everywhere you look there is litter. Furniture is being dumped on our roads. Trash is tied up and looks like it is tossed out a car window. Beer cans, bottles, fast food bags, tires and clothing are scattered everywhere.

The areas around Ga. Highway 324 and Hurricane Shoals, Rabbit Hill, Cedars, Hood, Old Peachtree and Gravel Springs roads near Dacula are simply awful. It's a disgrace that we let our county look like a trash dump.

My husband and I have, on several occasions, picked up litter in our area and disposed of it only to have more trash dumped less than 24 hours later. I don't claim to have the answers, but surely something can be done about this growing problem.

I have reported litter to Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful on more than one occasion. Although it is backed up with complaints, eventually the litter gets picked up. I'm sure the people there are tired of hearing from me, but if you can see what the county looks like, you know something needs to be done.

Notice of Sale Under PowePart 2

NOTICE OF SALE

UNDER POWER

GEORGIA,

GWINNETT COUNTY

Under and by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a Security Deed given by Cynthia D. Conley to HomeBanc Mortage Corporation, dated April 28, 2005, recorded in Deed Book 42725, Page 74, Gwinnett County, Georgia Records, as last transferred to Countrywide Home Loans, Inc . by assignment to be recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia Records, conveying the after-described property to secure a Note in the original principal amount of TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND 0/100 DOLLARS ($222,700.00), with interest thereon as set forth therein, there will be sold at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the courthouse door of Gwinnett County, Georgia, within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday in February, 2007, the following described property:

SEE EXHIBIT ìAî ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF

EXHIBIT ìAî

All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot 204 of the 7th District, Gwinnett County, Georgia, being Lot 28, Block A, of Lake Villas at Riverbrooke Subdivision, Phase Two, as per Plat of survey recorded in Plat Book 55, Page 63, Gwinnett County, Georgia, which Plat is incorporated herein by this reference and made a part hereof, being improved property known as 2374 Lake Villas Lane, Duluth, Georgia.

Probate CT Miscellaneous

IN THE

PROBATE COURT

OF GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

ESTATE NO.: 06-E-001106

IN RE: ESTATE OF

DORIS MARIE BERRY

DECEASED

PETITION BY PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR WAIVER OF BOND AND/OR GRANT OF CERTAIN POWERS

NOTICE

CHARLOTTE ANN BERRY has petitioned for waiver of bond and/or for the grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A. §53-12-232 in regard to the above estate. All interested parties are hereby notified to show cause why said petition should not be granted. All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the court on or before JANUARY 22, 2007. All pleadings/objections must be signed before a notary public or before a probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your pleadings/objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel at the following address/telephone number for the required amount of filing fees. If any objections are filed, the Petition may be denied or a hearing will be scheduled for a later date. If no objections are filed, the petition may be granted without a hearing.

US Airways ups Delta bid to $10.3B

ATLANTA - US Airways increased the pressure on Delta Air Lines' unsecured creditors to take its buyout offer by raising the bid Wednesday nearly 20 percent to $10.3 billion. Whether the deal would survive regulatory scrutiny may be the deciding factor.

STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

Notice of Sale Under Powepart 6

Notice of Sale

Under Power

Georgia,

Gwinnett County

Under and by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a Deed to Secure Debt given by Geneal Wagstaff to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc., dated April 3, 2006, and recorded in Deed Book 46342, Page 199, Gwinnett County, Georgia records, as last assigned to US Bank National Association as Trustee by assignment to be recorded in Gwinnett County, Georgia records, conveying the after-described property to secure a Note of even date in the original principal amount of $187,240.00, with interest at the rate specified therein, there will be sold by the undersigned at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the Courthouse door of Gwinnett County, Georgia, within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday in February, 2007, to wit: February 6, 2007, the following described property:

All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot 34 of the 5th District, Gwinnett County, Georgia, being Lot 68, Block A, Fall Creek Unit VIII-B (F.K.A. Pate Road S/D), as per plat recorded in Plat Book 106, Page 245 and 246, Gwinnett County, Georgia Records; which plat is incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof; together with and subject to all right, title and interest in and to those certain covenants, easements and restrictions contained in Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions and Easements for Fall Creek recorded in Deed Book 19881, Page 241, aforesaid records; as amended from time to time.

Bush sending 21,500 troops to Iraq

AP White House Correspondent

WASHINGTON - President Bush acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that he erred by not ordering a military buildup in Iraq last year and said he was increasing U.S. troops by 21,500 to quell the country's near-anarchy. "Where mistakes have been made, the responsibility rests with me," Bush said.

Newspaper publishers in talks about national network for online advertising

NEW YORK - The three largest newspaper publishers in the country are in talks to create a national network to sell online advertising, hoping to claw back some of the ad dollars that have been migrating to the Internet.

Probate CT Wills

NOTICE

PROBATE COURT

OF GWINNETT COUNTY

# 06-E-001222

RE: PETITION OF CAROLYN CARTER TO PROBATE IN SOLEMN FORM THE WILL OF CLARA GHOLSTON COLLINS, DECEASED, UPON WHICH AN ORDER FOR SERVICE WAS GRANTED BY THIS COURT ON DECEMBER 27, 2006.

Perdue unveils record-breaking spending plan

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue asked the General Assembly on Wednesday for new dollars to improve education and health care, boost Georgia's economy and preserve pristine land.

But Democrats pointed to continued cuts to education in Perdue's 2008 budget request that he didn't talk about in his annual State of the State address as proof that he hasn't changed his priorities since winning re-election last fall.

The $20.2 billion spending plan - a record for the state and 8 percent higher than the current budget - would give teachers and state workers a 3 percent raise, begin building a fund to meet Georgia's long-term obligations to retirees' health costs, increase spending to promote tourism and commit an additional $50 million to open space preservation.

During a 28-minute speech to a joint session of the General Assembly, Perdue said those new investments are needed to achieve progress in a growing state.

"We've made great strides,'' he said. "But we can - and will - do even more.''

But Senate Minority Leader Robert Brown, D-Macon, said there was nothing in the speech to show that the governor was interested in more than the status quo for Georgia.

"Same soup, different bowl,'' Brown said. "We didn't hear anything new.''

Perdue announced about a dozen budget initiatives during the State of the State, a combination of new proposals and promises made either during the recent campaign or in speeches leading up to Wednesday's appearance before the Legislature.

The list included:

• A 3 percent pay increase for teachers and state employees, which would keep Georgia teachers the highest paid in the Southeast. With longevity increases, Perdue said more than half of the state's teachers would receive raises of 6 percent.

• Expanding the graduation coaches program the governor launched last year from high schools into middle schools. Altogether, the program would require $44 million in fiscal 2008.

• Setting aside $100 million as the first installment of a long-term commitment to cover future obligations to health coverage for state retirees. The federal government recently announced plans to hold states accountable for that money for the first time. The hit on Georgia is anticipated to be about $20 billion over 30 years.

• Investing an additional $50 million in the $100 million land conservation program the governor launched two years ago. The new money would be in the form of grants rather than the low-interest loans that now dominate the program, which have failed to draw much interest from local governments.

• Two tourism promotion initiatives, $19 million for improvements needed to make Georgia a major attraction for fishing and boating, and $5 million to develop the Resaca battlefield in northwestern Georgia and other Civil War sites in time for the 150th anniversary of the conflict beginning in 2011.

The governor also touched on his primary campaign pledge, legislation to eliminate state taxes on retirement income.

Following the speech, Perdue's education initiatives drew praise from teachers groups.

Jeff Hubbard, president of the Georgia Association of Educators, called expanding the graduation coaches program a sound way to try to reduce the state's dropout rate.

"As a middle school teacher for 15 years, I can testify to students who fall through the cracks,'' he said.

Hubbard said teachers also appreciate the pay raise and Perdue's proposal to continue giving out $100 gift cards to teachers before the school year to help with the purchase of supplies.

But Democrats slammed the Republican governor for continuing to cut the state's formula for K-12 basic instruction. The 2008 budget would slice formula funding by nearly $140 million, $30 million less than this year's cut but still a major reduction.

Perdue began cutting the formula in 2003, his first year in office, during a recession-driven budget crunch that lasted for more than two years.

"Governor Perdue is shortchanging our children again,'' state Democratic Chairman Bobby Kahn said. "He continues his longstanding policy of not funding our schools at even a basic level.''

But Rep. Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, chairman of the House Education Committee, said a resolution to the dispute over school funding is in the offing.

A commission created by Perdue more than two years ago to determine the best way for the state to finance education is expected to issue its findings by this summer.

"That's what this whole task force is about,'' Coleman said. "How should we fund education? What should the (state-local) partnership be?''

Democrats, however, did praise Perdue for requesting that $100 million be set aside to begin to cover the long-term costs of state retirees.

"For many years, people have taken less money to work for the state,'' said House Minority Leader DuBose Porter, D-Dublin. "To take that away would be absolutely wrong.''

Porter and other Democrats also vowed to back Perdue in asking Congress to bail out the joint federal-state children's health insurance program launched more than a decade ago.

State health officials have warned that without an infusion of $131 million, Georgia's PeachCare for Kids will run out of money before the middle of this year.

Evans' dedication to Patriots paying off

When her team struggled to win games, she stayed.

Bond denied for mother in child slayings

WINDER - The Bethlehem mother accused of stabbing her two children to death was denied bond Wednesday morning.

Gwinnett Gab

Science author to hold workshops at Heritage Center

LAWRENCEVILLE - A science author will be at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center Friday and Saturday.

Additional funds allocated for MARTA study

DULUTH - A second community improvement district will help fund a study that could bring MARTA service to Gwinnett.

Citations

CITATION

A petition having been filed by Gwinnett County Board of Education, R.F. Invenstments, LLC and 20 Loaf Partners, LLC to have a portion of a public road known as South Pucketts MIll Road abandoned as a public road, said road located in Land Lots 099 and 138 of the 7th Land District, Gwinnett County, Georgia, as more particularly described in said petition, a hearing will be held before the Board of Commissioners on January 23, 2007, at 7:00 P.M., to consider said petition.

Daphne blooms in winter

A garden tour doesn't take long in early January. The bravest of the early daffodils are coming up; the sedums have sprouted a lime-green rosette of leaves at the base; the daylilies have sent up a tentative few leaves to test the weather.

Probably, too, the weeping willows are leafing out, though the prospect of that isn't worth the trouble to trek through the cold to check.

DUI Notices

NOTICE OF

CONVICTION

COURT: GWINNETT

STATE COURT

ACCUSATION NO.

Probate CT Discharge

CITATION

PROBATE COURT OF

GWINNETT COUNTY

FILE NO. 03-C001938

RE: ESTATE OF SCOTT STERLING COLAVOLPE,

FORMER WARD

TO: ALL INTERESTED PARTIES

The conservator(s) of the above estate, has/have applied for Discharge from said trust. This is to notify the above interested parties to show cause, if any they can, why said conservator(s) should not be discharged from office and liability. All objections must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and filed with the above Gwinnett County Probate Court, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30045 on or before January 16, 2007 , said date being more than 30 days from the date of publication, or if personally served, then 10 days from the date of such service. All pleadings must be signed before a notary public or probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your pleadings, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel at the below address/telephone number for the required amount of filing fees.

Gladiators in good position as halfway point nears

DULUTH - Four games in five days sounds like a whole lot of hockey in a short period of time, but this schedule is just grand as far as Gwinnett Gladiators' head coach Jeff Pyle is concerned.

OBITUARIES

CUMMING

POSEY, GRACIE

Mrs. Gracie Wheeler Posey, age 94, of Cumming, GA, passed away on January 7, 2007. Surviving are: Daughters and Son-in-Law: Jo-Ann Posey Gibson and husband, William, Cumming, GA, Grace Posey Adkins, Atlanta, GA; Sons and Daughter-in-Law: Freddie and Linda Posey, Marham, IL, Rev. Jerome Posey, Atlanta, GA; 18 Grandchildren; 16 Great Grandchildren; Brother and Sister-in-Law: Willie and Velma Wheeler, Baton Rouge, LA. The family will receive friends at Flanigan Funeral Home on Thursday, January 11, 2007 from 12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Interment will be on January 13, 2007 at Sweet Olive Cemetery, Baton Rouge, LA. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

LILBURN

HARE, WILBERT

Wilbert Eugene Hare, Jr., died on January 9, 2007 at Embracing Hospice Care in Snellville, Georgia following a fifteen year battle with cancer. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*

MONROE

WATERWORTH,

DAVID

David Timothy Waterworth, age 33 of Monroe, died Tuesday, January 9, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, January 12, 2007 at Hebron Baptist Church, Dacula with remains placed in state at 10:00 AM. Rev. Ronnie Kendall and Rev. Larry Wynn will officiate. Burial Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Dacula. A Flooring Distributor and Owner Operator of DEBA Enterprises, Mr. Waterworth was a member of Hebron Baptist Church, Dacula and is survived by: Wife: Erin Waterworth; Children: Braxton William Waterworth, Amberleigh Brooking Waterworth, all of Monroe; Parents : Dick & Jerry Lynne Waterworth, Dacula; Father & Mother-in-law: Frank & Kathy McKinney, Auburn; Brothers: Rich Waterworth, Jr., Monroe, John Waterworth, Lilburn; Sister: Cathy Henry, Lilburn; Paternal Grandmother: Mary Ellen Waterworth, Port Charlotte, FL; Maternal Grandmother-in-law: Imogene Sentell, Easley, SC; Several Nieces, Nephews and other family members also survive. In lieu of flowers memorials to: Waterworth Trust (Any Wachovia Bank), Account #3000093594290, 1042 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Suwanee, Georgia 30025, Attention: Michele Bowen. Family will receive friends from 5-8 PM, Thursday, January 11, 2007 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .

SNELLVILLE

COPANEZOS, WILLIAM

William (Bill) T. Copanezos, age 86 of Snellville, GA died January 9, 2007. He is survived by his daughters, Flora Lentini of Snellville, Mary Ravan of Panama City Beach, FL, Ellen Ludwig of Suwanee, Kathrine Martin of Villa Rica; son, Billy Copanezos of Nags Head, NC; grandchildren, Sophia Lentini Clanton, Tony Lentini, Suzette Baird, Craig Sears, Stephanie Bell, Kaelin Ludwig, Angela Johnson, Miles Standish, Marinna Copanezos, Theo Copanezos; great grandchildren, Frank Lentini, Brian Lentini, Joshua Bell, Adara Johnson, Jacob Bell, Steven Roger Clanton, II. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, January 13 at 11am at St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church with Father Neil Jones serving as celebrant. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8pm, with a prayer service at 8pm, at the funeral home. Those desiring may make donations to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA 300006 or the Alzheimer's Association, 1925 Century Blvd NE, Ste 10, Atlanta, GA 30345-3315, in memory of William T. Copanezos. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770/979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

CID backs revamping

DULUTH - Members of the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District have been searching for a signature project.

Replace the rollers on a sliding door

Q: My house has a set of sliding glass doors that are about 20 years old. One of them is difficult to open and close. The track is OK. Could it be the rollers that need replacing?

Spice racks can help tame the wild cabinet

Any cook can tell you thatspices are the heart and soul of a kitchen. Pinches of pepper, dashes of dill or a touch of thyme can make even the most boring dish seem

exotic.

The only problem is, a cabinet stocked full of bottles, shakers and jars creates a recipe for disorganized disaster. Sorting the spices into labeled containers and holding each in an individual cubby, spice racks restore order and provide extra space in counters and cabinets.

Condemnations

IN THE

SUPERIOR COURT OF

GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

CIVIL ACTION

FILE NO. 06A-11331-5

GWINNETT COUNTY,

GEORGIA,

Condemnor,

vs.

Perdue proposes $38 million for library, staff for new GeorgiaGwinnett College

LAWRENCEVILLE - Georgia Gwinnett College officials say they are delighted with Gov. Sonny Perdue's decision to propose $28.3 million for a library and $10 million in start-up funds in a budget request that he presented Wednesday to the General Assembly.

Juvenile Court

IN THE

JUVENILE COURT

OF GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

Docket No.: 05-07234

IN THE INTEREST OF

P.P.

Sports calendar

Baseball

Jan. 20: Walk up registration for Collins Hill Athletic Association baseball will be from 9 a.m. to noon at Collins Hill High School. For questions, or to register online, go to www.chaasports.com. Late registration will be Jan. 26 at an increased price.

Advertisement for Bids

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FOR A REQUEST FOR

QUALIFICATIONS

(RFQ) FOR

CONSTRUCTION

MANAGEMENT AT RISK

DELIVERY METHOD

FOR ADDITIONS AND

NEW CONSTRUCTION:

ADDITION AND

RENOVATION TO

BUFORD ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL; ADDITION

AND RENOVATION TO

BUFORD ACADEMY;

ADDITION AND

RENOVATION TO

BUFORD MIDDLE

SCHOOL; ADDITION

AND RENOVATION TO

BUFORD HIGH SCHOOL;

CONSTRUCTION OF A

NEW MULTIPURPOSE

BUILDING;

CONSTRUCTION

OF A NEW

CENTRAL OFFICE

Buford City Schools will receive proposals until 3:00 p.m. on January 12, 2007 for Construction Management at Risk for Additions and Renovation to Buford Elementary School, Buford Academy, Buford Middle School, and Buford High School; construction of a new Multipurpose Building and a new Central Office. Construction on the first project is scheduled to start in the winter of 2007 at Buford Academy.

Probate CT Twelve Mo Supt

NOTICE

GEORGIA,

GWINNETT COUNTY

PROBATE COURT

# 06-E-001120

The petition of BARBARA L COVINGTON, for a year's support from the estate of BOBBY OSCAR COVINGTON deceased, for decedent's surviving spouse having been duly filed, all interested persons are hereby notified to show cause, if any they have, on or before JANUARY 22, 2007, why said petition should not be granted.

Divorces

IN THE SUPERIOR

COURT OF

GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

CIVIL ACTION

NO. 06A-10867-2

Alkee Tolliver

PLAINTIFF

Paul Tolliver

DEFENDANT

TO:

NOTICE

OF PUBLICATION

By order for service by publication dated the 12 day of December, 2006, you are hereby notified that on the 8 day of Dec, 2006, Alkee Tolliver filed suit against you for Divorce.

'Mansion Madam' plans strip tripTaylor slated to appear at clubs inDetroit, Canada; pandering arrests forthcoming

LAWRENCEVILLE - Misdemeanor arrest warrants have been issued for other suspects related to the alleged high-end prostitution ring foiled last week in Gwinnett County.

Brookwood grad Weir signs endorsement contract with Tyr

Amanda Weir had her choice of the big three swimming apparel companies - Nike, Speedo and Tyr - and her decision was finally made public this week.

In brief

local

Parkview grad Keppinger acquired by Reds

• The Cincinnati Reds acquired Parkview grad Jeff Keppinger from the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for right-handed pitcher Russ Haltiwanger.

Debtors/Creditors

NOTICE TO DEBTORS

AND CREDITORS

All creditors of the Estate of Oliver P. Ackerman Jr. , late of Gwinnett County, deceased, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said Estate are required to make immediate payment.

Notice of Sale Under PowePart 5

NOTICE OF SALE

UNDER POWER

GEORGIA,

GWINNETT COUNTY

By virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Security Deed from Lawrence S. Reid to First Franklin a Division of Nat. City Bank In, dated October 28, 2005, recorded in Deed Book 4072, Page 329, Gwinnett County, Georgia Records, said Security Deed having been given to secure a Note of even date in the original principal amount of ONE MILLION FIFTY-SIX THOUSAND AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($1,056,000.00) with interest thereon as provided for therein, said Security Deed having been last sold, assigned and transferred to Residential Funding Company, LLC, there will be sold at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the courthouse door of Gwinnett County, Georgia, within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday in February 2007 the following described property:

All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the Land Lot 466, 467, 488, 489, of the District, 1st Section of Forsyth County, Georgia and being Lot 916, Phase I, POD 25, St. Marlo Country Club Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 76, Page 71-76, Forsyth County, Georgia records which plat is by reference incorporated herein and made a part hereof.

Georgia crushes Gamecocks 80-56

ATHENS - A four-game losing streak only emboldened coach Dennis Felton's belief in his Georgia team.

Corporations

NOTICE OF

INCORPORATION

Notice is given that articles of incorporation that will incorporate 5 Star ChildCare & Learning Center Inc. have been delivered to the Secretary of State for filing in accordance with the Georgia Business Corporation Code. The initial registered office of the corporation is located at 3761 Venture Drive, Duluth, Georgia 30096 and its initial registered agent at such address is National Registered Agents, Inc.

Service By Publication

IN THE STATE COURT

OF GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

CIVIL ACTION

FILE NO. 06-C-16654-5

JAMES M. ALLEN and COTTON STATES MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, as Subrogee for James M. Allen,

Plaintiffs,

vs.

Durbin cautious as Democrats take reins

The three rooms on the third floor of the Capitol, steps away from the Senate floor, have a storied past. They are called the LBJ Suite, because they were the domain of Lyndon B. Johnson, who as majority leader famously installed two wet bars and added a bathroom, from which he conducted meetings and issued directives while taking care of his personal business.

Notice of Sale Under PowePart 3

NOTICE OF SALE

UNDER POWER

GEORGIA,

GWINNETT COUNTY

Under and by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a Security Deed given by Lesley D. Hardy to First Franklin Corp., subsidiary of National City Bank of IN, dated October 24, 2003, recorded in Deed Book 35801, Page 96, Gwinnett County, Georgia Records, as last transferred to National City Bank by assignment to be recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia Records, conveying the after-described property to secure a Note in the original principal amount of ONE HUNDRED NINETEEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED EIGHTY AND 0/100 DOLLARS ($119,880.00), with interest thereon as set forth therein, there will be sold at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the courthouse door of Gwinnett County, Georgia, within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday in February, 2007, the following described property:

SEE EXHIBIT ìAî ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF

EXHIBIT ìAî

All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot 125 of the 7th District, of Gwinnett County, Georgia, and being Lot 79, of Glencrest Place, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 97, Page 76-77 of Gwinnett County, Georgia records, which plat is incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference.

Dacula dentist faces sexual battery charges

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Dacula dentist has been charged in connection with an incident of sexual battery that occurred in a dental office last fall.

Zonings

CITY OF

SUGAR HILL

NOTICE OF

PUBLIC HEARI

CASE: AX-06-005

Notice is hereby given to the Public that Development South has filed an application with the City of Sugar Hill, Georgia requesting that the following described properties be annexed into the Corporate Limits of the City of Sugar Hill, Georgia.

Notice of Sale Under PowePart 4

NOTICE OF SALE

UNDER POWER

GEORGIA,

GWINNETT COUNTY

Under and by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a Security Deed given by Raul Martinez to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated March 11, 2004, recorded in Deed Book 37590, Page 175, Gwinnett County, Georgia Records, as last transferred to First Horizon Home Loan Corporation by assignment to be recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia Records, conveying the after-described property to secure a Note in the original principal amount of ONE HUNDRED FORTY-TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND 0/100 DOLLARS ($142,500.00), with interest thereon as set forth therein, there will be sold at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the courthouse door of Gwinnett County, Georgia, within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday in February, 2007, the following described property:

SEE EXHIBIT ìAî ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF

EXHIBIT ìAî

All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot 39 of the 7th District, Gwinnett County, Georgia, being Lot 16, Block E, Heritage Station Subdivision, Unit Two, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 31, Page 66, Gwinnett County, Georgia Records, said plat being incorporated herein and made reference hereto.

Adoptions

IN THE

SUPERIOR COURT

OF GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

CIVIL ACTION

FILE NO. 06-250-7

IN RE: SHE'KIYA THERESE BADGER

PETITION OF: SHERYL THERESE PORTER

FOR ADOPTION OF A MINOR CHILD

NOTICE OF

PETITION FOR ADOPTION

STATE OF GEORGIA

COUNTY OF GWINNETT

Notice is hereby given that SHERYL THERESE PORTER filed a Petition in the Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia on the 21st day of December, 2006, seeking the adoption of the minor child, SHE'KIYA THERESE BADGER, a female child born to Ericka Kenyon Badger on December 21, 2001, in Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia.

Notice is hereby given to any interested or affected party to file with the Clerk of said Court , and to serve upon the Petitioner's attorney, L. Rochelle Brown, at 175 Langley Drive, Suite A-2, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, any objection to said Petition for Adoption within 30 days from the date of this publication.

WITNESSETH the Honorable Melodie Snell Conner, Judge of this Superior Court.

This 3rd day of January, 2007.

Sheriff's Sales

Notice of Judicial

Foreclosure

State of Georgia

Gwinnett County

Under and by virtue of O.C.G.A. Section 44-3-109, the Amended and Restated Declaration of Condominium for Woodlands Condominium, recorded at Deed Book 32480, Page 27, et seq., as amended, of the Gwinnett County Georgia Records, and by virtue of Court Order dated July 6, 2006, there will be sold by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the Courthouse door of Gwinnett County, Georgia within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday in February, 2007, to wit, February 6, 2007, the following described property:

ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN Land Lot 283 of the 6th District of Gwinnett County, Georgia, and being more particularly described as follows:

Unit No. 6150 together with all appurtenances thereto of Woodlands, A Condominium pursuant to the Declaration of Condominium thereto dated September 26, 1979, and recorded in Deed Book 1809, Page 210, and amended to Deed Book 1871, Page 332, dated October 4, 1979, and finally amended to Deed Book 1929, Page 228, dated January 11, 1980 in the Gwinnett County Records.

Public Sales/Auctions

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice of Sale to be held January 18th, 2007 at 9:30 AM or after at Extra Space Storage of Grayson, 2415 Loganville Highway 678-407-0347. We reserve the right to withdraw any units from this sale. All funds are to be paid in cash and all items must be removed from the facility within 24 hours.

Unit#; Name; Contents

448; Stephanie Elaine Fava; Household Goods

213; John Neal; Household Goods

221; Yolanda F. Sylvain; Misc boxes

649; Terry L. Anderson; Computer, Household Goods

473; Matthew J. Lynch; Household Goods

474; Matthew J. Lynch ; Household Goods

929-07571693,12/27,1/11

NOTICE OF

PUBLIC SALE

Notice of Public Sale to be held at Superior Self Storage, 1600 French Boulevard, Buford, GA 30518 (770-945-6833) on January 17, 2007 at 10:00 A.M.

UNIT #; NAME

204; Aubrey & Shirley Swofford

232; Betty Sue Esco

318; Platium finance Recovery

522; Abel Zuniga-Zuniga

803; Alfred D. Lane Jr.

Native blueberry bushes can provide privacy, tasty treat

The blueberry is a shrub that produces very sweet, blue fruit in mid-summer. It is one of the few crops in commercial production today that is native to Georgia and the rest of the southeastern United States.

American Indians included the native blueberry in their diet, and early European settlers harvested the fruit - a close relative to the cranberry - for jams, pies and pastries.

Notice of Sale Under PowePart 1

NOTICE OF SALE

UNDER POWER

GEORGIA,

GWINNETT COUNTY

By virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Security Deed from Salvador Abarca to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems,Inc., acting solely as nominee for Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. , its successors and assigns, dated June 5, 2006, recorded in Deed Book 46596, Page 47, Gwinnett County, Georgia Records, said Security Deed having been given to secure a Note of even date in the original principal amount of ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED FOURTEEN AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($132,914.00) with interest thereon as provided for therein, there will be sold at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the courthouse door of Gwinnett County, Georgia, within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday in February 2007 the following described property:

All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot 145 of the 7th DIstrict, Gwinnett County, Georgia, being Lot 14, Block A of the Woods of Rock Springs, Unit Three, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 36, Page 50A, Gwinnett County, Georgia Records, which plat is incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference.

Builder to represent Gwinnett on transportation board

A Gwinnett County homebuilder is expected to become the county's representative on the State Transportation Board.

Public Hearings/Notices

IN THE

SUPERIOR OF

GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

Civil Action File

No. 06A-10704-6

WILLIAM H. ARROYO,

Plaintiff,

LORRAINE E. REDMAN,

VICTOR PIZZOLATO, SR.,

MARIE PIZZOLATO,

NATALIE A. PIZZOLATO,

and

HOMEBANC MORTGAGE

CORPORATION,

Defendants.

Police/fire reports

Fire

Unattended food left cooking causes fire

•STONE MOUNTAIN - Firefighters determined Tuesday night food left unattended cooking on the stove of a Stone Mountain home caused a fire that damaged the kitchen.

Probate CT Administration

NOTICE

GEORGIA ,

GWINNETT COUNTY

PROBATE COURT

# 06-E-001375

HYUN NAM WAITERS has petitioned to be appointed Administrator(s) of the estate of JI HOON CHA deceased, of said County. (The petitioner has also applied for waiver of bond and/or grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A. §53-12-232). All interested parties are hereby notified to show cause why said petition should not be granted. All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the court on or before February 5, 2007. All pleadings/objections must be signed before a notary public or before a probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your pleadings/objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel at the following address/telephone number for the required amount of filing fees. If any objections are filed, a hearing will be scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed, the petition may be granted without a hearing.

Name Changes

IN THE

SUPERIOR COURT

OF GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

CIVIL ACTION

FILE NO. 06A-10953-5

In re the Name Change of:

Petitioner: Gary Benninger Smith

NOTICE OF PETITION

TO CHANGE NAME

Notice is hereby given that Gary Benninger Smith, the undersigned, filed his petition to the Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia on the 12 day of December, 2006, praying for a change in the name of Gary Benninger Smith to Gary Benninger Alex.

Probate CT Guardianship

CITATION

GEORGIA,

GWINNETT COUNTY

ESTATE NO. 06-C-000997

IN RE: PETITION OF JENNIFER R LONG and NORMAN LONG JR FOR TEMPORARY LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP

ESTATE OF

JANVIER CHRISTINA HEBERT ,

MINOR

DATE OF MAILING, IF ANY DECEMBER 27, 2006

DATE OF SECOND PUBLICATION, IF ANY JANUARY 11, 2007

TO: DWAIN DEMOND HEBERT

You are hereby notified that a petition for the appointment of a temporary guardian has been filed regarding the above-named minor. All objections to the Petition described above either to the appointment of a temporary guardian or the appointment of the petitioner(s) as temporary guardian(s), must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with this Court no later than 14 days after this notice is mailed, or 10 days after this notice is personally served upon you, or ten days after the second publication of this notice if you are served by publication. All pleadings must be signed before a notary public or Georgia probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your pleadings, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel at the below address/telephone number for the required amount of filing fees.

Trade Names

GWINNETT

SUPERIOR COURT

TRADE NAME

REGISTRATION

MINUTE BOOK 037

PAGE 0185

Personally appeared the undersigned who on oath deposes and says that: Aminata Diaby, 1185 Chimney Trace Way, Lawrenceville, GA 30045 is/are doing business in Gwinnett County, Georgia under the name of: E-Cheick, 1185 Chimney Trace Way, Lawrenceville, GA 30045 and that the nature of the business to be carried on at such address is Internet Sale-Electronics.

Wanted: Return of old British backbone

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND

While President Bush is ordering more American troops to Iraq in an effort to quell the violence and stabilize the Iraqi government so that it might ultimately take charge of its own security, what remains of leadership in Britain is competing amongst itself over who wants out faster.

Loyalty rewarded

Room to growTake better care of your houseplants this year

Your houseplants have been hanging in there for quite a while now. Sure, they're still green, in places, and you water them

occasionally.

But this year, you've made a decision. You are really, and you mean it this time, going to make an effort to take better care of your indoor garden. Why, you might even be able to accept responsibility for a few new plants.

Column: Mustangs have great potential

Meadowcreek's boys basketball team isn't Norcross. It didn't get the nationally televised game vs. Oak Hill.