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Johnny Stewart

Johnny Stewart, age 64 of Buford, and formerly of Duluth and Habersham County, died Monday, January 01, 2007, at Peachtree Christian Hospice following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County ...

Rose Rotenberry

Mrs. Rose Rotenberry, age 83 of Lawrenceville, GA, died December 31, 2006. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Lisa Rotenberry of Snellville, Cathy and Michael Saunders ...

Frances Paist

Frances Maguire died on January 1, 2007 at Embracing Hospice Care in Snellville, Georgia following a five year battle with breast cancer. Fran was born in Charleston, SC on November ...

Diane Wiley

Mrs. Diane Nix Wiley, age 63, of Auburn, Georgia, died January 1, 2007. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.

Clara Martin

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mrs. Clara Boyce Yarbrough Martin, age 83, of Talmo, Georgia who passed away on Monday, January 1, 2007. Funeral Services by ...

Ruth Mccoy

Ruth McCoy, age 85, of Snellville, GA, died January 2, 2007. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .

Ruth Mcghee

Ruth H. McGee, age 103, of Winder, GA, passed away January 1, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Doris Lanier

Mrs. Doris Harper Lanier, age 84 of Loganville, GA, died December 31, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.Q. “Jake” Lanier and is survived by ...

Harry Nash

Harry Curtis Nash, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Monday, January 1, 2007. Arrangements to be announced by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Maiya Jackson

Miss Maiya Dion Jackson, age 6, of Flowery Branch, Georgia died suddenly Sunday, December 31, 2006 at Children's Health Care of Atlanta at Scottish Rite after a brief illness. Arrangements ...

Kevin Mcmahon

Kevin J. McMahon, age 54, of Alpharetta, GA, died on Friday, December 29, 2006. Kevin was a 1981 graduate of Life Chiropractic College and began the Alpharetta Chiropractic Center in ...

Dolores Maron

Dolores Hope Maron, age 61, of Duluth, GA, passed away January 2, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Ruth Overstreet

Ruth Wood Overstreet, 86, of Tampa entered into rest Thursday, December 28, 2006. She was born November 27, 1920 in Suwanee, Ga. A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother she ...

Alvy Thacker

Alvy R. (Pete) Thacker, age 75 of Snellville, GA, passed away Monday, January 1, 2007 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point, IN of heart failure and pneumonia. He ...

Angelina Scordo

Angelina Chiovaro Scordo, age 82, of Snellville, GA, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2007. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

Donald Schmid

Donald E. Schmid, age 83, of Grayson, died Sunday, December 31, 2006. Funeral arrangements announced later by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign ...

Leland Donaldson

Mr. Leland Donaldson, age 58 of Lilburn, GA, died December 31, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .

Second half of school year ready to begin

LAWRENCEVILLE - The second half of the Gwinnett County public school year begins Wednesday, and those who want to avoid unexcused absences should avoid taking a prolonged break.

Forget predictions and resolutions

Here we go again. A new year. A new chance. A new beginning. A fresh start. A clean break. Three hundred sixty-five days of endless opportunities, limitless possibilities, unimagined adventures, unfulfilled resolutions.

On the other hand, 2007 could very well turn out to be a rerun of 2006.

In '07, start with a list and go from there

The photocopy I made this past January still resides on my desk at home. It would seem like a laudable thing, keeping a copy of an important article for nearly a year.

Local lawyer to serve as new State Court judge

LAWRENCEVILLE - Career attorney John Doran Jr. will take on a new side of the law in 2007 when he takes the bench as a State Court judge.

Behind the bench

Sports calendar

Baseball

Tuesday-Friday: Renz Baseball Academy is hosting its 14th annual Christmas Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For children ages 6 to 13. Cost is $100. Limited spaces available. For more information, call 770-271-4554 or go online to

www.renzbaseball.com.

Stream projects protect local waterways

LAWRENCEVILLE -The health of Gwinnett County's streams isn't just a matter of beauty. And it isn't haphazard, either.

UGA to rebuild on down year

Georgia's season ended Saturday night with confetti falling in the Georgia Dome following a bowl victory and its players dancing at midfield after knocking off another top 20 opponent.

Top 10 stories of 2006

1. Brian McCann's All-Star season

Five years prior, Brian McCann had been a baby-faced teenager graduating from Duluth High School.

OBITUARIES

BUFORD

HULSEY, TINNIE

Mrs. Tinnie Belle Hewatt Hulsey, age 86, of Buford, GA, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Vassie Hulsey; grandchildren, Mitchell and Brett Bagwell; and brothers, Norman H. Hewatt, Early Biffle and Hurley Biffle. She is survived by her: Daughter and Son-in-Law: Jean and Kenneth Bagwell, Buford, GA; Son and Daughter-in-Law: Michael F. and Gloria Hulsey, Hawkinsville, GA; 6 Grandchildren: Rhonda B. Moses and husband, Jim, Buford, GA, Ken Bagwell and wife, Angie, Bethlehem, GA, Joey Bagwell, Auburn, GA, Mark Hulsey, Carl, GA, Paul Hulsey, Detroit, MI, Shannon Milanek and husband, Mark, Warner Robins, GA; Great Grandchildren: Mitchell and Kenneth Moses, Austin, Anna and Brett Bagwell, M. J. Milanek; Sister: Catherine Bennett, Buford, GA; Sisters-in-Law and Brother-in-Law: Florence Mangum, Buford, GA, Pauline Kyle, Austell, GA, Ruby and Jack Brown, Dawsonville, GA; Brother-in-Law: Hal Elkins, Smyrna, GA; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mrs. Hulsey was a native of Buford, GA having been born on January 10, 1920 in the Luxomni Community. She was retired from Bona Allen Harness Factory and also Gwinnett County Police Department in 1985. She was a member of the Buford Church of God. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Walls and Rev. Steve Barnum officiating. Interment will be in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

DACULA

BAILEY, DORIS

Doris Lee Stowe Bailey, age 67 of Dacula, GA, died Sunday, December 31, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 2, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Alan Hall will officiate. Burial Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Auburn. Loving Wife, Mother & Grandmother, Mrs. Bailey was a homemaker, poultry grower, seamstress and a member of Union Grove Baptist Church where she was church Treasurer for 19 years. She was preceded in death by her sister: Ruby Lois Knight. Mrs. Bailey is survived by her Husband of 49 years: Roger Bailey, Dacula; Children: Paula & Gene Swancey, Carnesville, Kim Bailey, Dacula, Ginger & Bill Greeson, Auburn, Joel & Kendra Bailey, Dacula; Sisters: Johnnie Verleen Albea, Winder, Mary Louise Eberhart, Marietta; Grandchildren: Bailey Norman, Rolfe Norman, Jean Raquel Swancey, Daniel Swancey, Erica Franchiseur, Elly Franchiseur, Brandy Vater, Holly Greeson, Ryan Bailey; several Nieces & Nephews. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.

ELBERTA, AL

HAYNES, WILEY

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mr. Wiley Junior Haynes, age 52, of Elberta, Alabama, who passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2006 in Pensacola, Florida. Funeral arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*

GAINESVILLE

CHESSHER, BONNIE

Mrs. Bonnie Richardson Chessher, 85, of Gainesville died Sunday December 31, 2006 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospital. Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at Little-Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 2, 2006 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm at Little-Davenport Funeral Home. Complete arrangements to be announced. Little-Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville, GA 30501.

HARTWELL

PAYNE, LAWSON

Mr. Lawson Tate Payne, age 88 of 245 Stillwood Drive, Hartwell, Ga., husband of Shirley Stanley Payne, died Saturday, December 30, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell. Dr. Bob Wood will officiate. Graveside services and burial will take place at 3:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Dacula, Ga. The body is at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The family will be at the home. Memorials may be made to the Hartwell First Baptist Church, 81 East Howell Street, Hartwell, Ga. 30643. Strickland Funeral Home-Hartwell Chapel will be in charge. A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.stricklandfh.com.

LAWRENCEVILLE

CARTER, BARBARA

Barbara Carter, age 69, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, died Saturday, December 30, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*

DAY, CLEON

Cleon Day, age 74, of Lawrenceville, died Sunday, December 31, 2006. A Funeral Service will be held 11 A.M. Wednesday, January 3, 2007 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home with Dr. Jim Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville. Mr. Day was preceded in death by his daughter, Luann Campbell. He is survived by his wife- Mildred Day; daughters and son-in-law- Aminda Day Turner, Forsyth Co.; Debbie and Ricky Bowen, Buford; Cynthia Bullock, Duluth; Amy H. Day, Alpharetta; brother and sister-in-law- Rev. Jimmy and June Day, White, GA; Sister and brother-in-law- Dorothy and Burell Cook, Breman. 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren also survive. Mr. Day was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Ivy Creek Baptist Church, Buford. The family will receive friends January 2, 2007 from 2-4 and 6-9 P.M. at Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518. 770-945-9345. Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.

STATHAM

HARDIGREE, MARY

Mary Ann Hardigree, age 76 of Statham, GA, passed away December 30, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*

SUGAR HILL

DEWITT, DORIS

Mrs. Doris Dewitt, age 84, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away Monday, January 1, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.*