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Thomas Mcdonald

Thomas Gary McDonald, Sr., age 62 of Loganville, GA died January 24, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Judy McDonald; sons and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Beth McDonald ...

Deborah Owens

Deborah Jean Owens, born May 13, 1957, passed away January 23, 2007, after a long battle with cancer. Debbie is survived by her loving husband, Kevin Owens; her daughters, Shannon ...

Nancy Gepfer

Nancy A. Gepfer, age 66, of Norcross, GA, passed away January 24, 2007. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.

Bonda Gibbs

Bonda Gibbs, age 63, of Snellville, died Monday, January 22, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at ...

David Ayers

Mr. David H. Ayers, age 52, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2007. He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Sterling Ayers in 1963 ...

Experts don't expect Home Depot's new CEO's pay to set trend

ATLANTA - The Home Depot Inc. is paying new Chief Executive Frank Blake a fraction of what it paid his predecessor, Bob Nardelli, and has taken the unusual step of promising Blake no severance package if he leaves.

Flowering quince blooms before spring

I think my forsythia, which shares a border with an exuberantly flowering quince, is a little ashamed of itself. Only one or two branches of the multitude the forsythia has flung about is blooming. In contrast to the quince, the forsythia doesn't appear to be trying very hard.

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.

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.

Juvenile Court

IN THE

JUVENILE COURT OF

GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

Juvenile Court

Docket No. 06-5954-2

In the matter of:

M.D.N., a minor child under the age of 18 years.

Design of grist mill park set to begin

LAWRENCEVILLE - Architects are working on plans for preserving a historic grist mill.

Probate CT Discharge

CITATION

PROBATE COURT OF

GWINNETT COUNTY

FILE NO. 06-C-000663

RE: ESTATE OF

PHILLIP R. CAIN,

MINOR.

Probate CT Guardianship

CITATION

GEORGIA,

GWINNETT COUNTY

ESTATE NO. 07-C-000046-3

IN RE: PETITION OF NICOLE DICHELLE OWNES FOR TEMPORARY LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP

ESTATE OF

ELIAS XAIVIER HARRIS,

MINOR

DATE OF SECOND PUBLICATION, IF ANY 2/01

TO: TO LATOYA HARRIS, MOTHER OF THE MINOR ELIAS XAIVIER HARRIS

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.

Meeks has rude homecoming

ATHENS - Jodie Meeks isn't used to losing in Georgia.

Dems not likely to lift finger for Bush's agenda

So much of what President Bush said in his State of the Union address ought to have been said and done when Republicans held a congressional majority. That especially applies to his call for a ''special advisory council on the war on terror, made up of leaders in Congress from both political parties.''

If such a group had been assembled shortly after 9/11, the partisanship over Iraq and the continuing war on terror might have been less bitter and the spirit of unity forged after that awful day might have lasted longer.

LEGALS

***NOTICE***

FAX and E-Mail acceptance of legal advertising is contingent upon acceptance by any client of the following conditions and their use of FAX and E-Mail shall signify acceptance of the conditions:

1. The Gwinnett Daily Post will not be responsible for any errors that occur in transmission, including identification and notification that an error has occurred. Publication of any transmission as received fulfills the obligation of our publication to the sending client.

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 Venza M. Morales to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated March 17, 2006, recorded in Deed Book 46293, Page 776, Gwinnett County, Georgia Records, conveying the after-described property to secure a Note in the original principal amount of ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR THOUSAND AND 0/100 DOLLARS ($184,000.00), 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 32, 7th District, Gwinnett County, Georgia, being known as Lot 12, Block B, Unit One, Chandler Park on the River Subdivision, as per plat recorded at Plat Book 59, Page 34, revised at Plat Book 62, Page 269, and revised again at Plat Book 77, Page 78, Gwinnett County, Georgia Records. Said plat being incorporated herein by reference thereto.

Top judge pitches judicial pay raises

ATLANTA - Georgia Chief Justice Leah Sears endorsed a judicial pay raise Wednesday, the same day a House Republican leader introduced legislation increasing salaries for Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Superior Court judges.

"Fortuitous timing, wouldn't you say?'' Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Atlanta, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, quipped after Sears delivered her annual State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the General Assembly.

In a wide-ranging 26-minute speech, Sears pitched judicial raises as part of an overdue need for an overall increase in funding for Georgia's judiciary.

She said judges' salaries haven't been raised since 1999, other than cost-of-living adjustments.

"For the past several years, our judicial system has responded to the increasing demands placed upon it with little more than the same number of employees receiving little more than the same level of compensation,'' she said.

"We have sought increases only when we were convinced they were vital to our mission.''

Willard served on a state commission that met during the last two years to consider whether Georgia's judicial salaries should be raised to attract and keep quality judges.

He said the panel's conclusion was an emphatic "yes.''

Willard cited several examples of good judges who have left the bench to return to private legal practice because they weren't making enough money to support their growing families.

His bill would raise the annual salaries of state Supreme Court justices to $194,808, while judges on the Georgia Court of Appeals would be paid $193,651 a year.

Under the last judicial salary bill approved by the legislature, several cost of living increases ago, members of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals were earning just less than $140,000.

Willard's bill also would increase annual pay for Superior Court judges to just more than $140,000, up from about $100,000 a year under the previous legislation.

Overall, Sears asked lawmakers to support a 6 percent increase in the judiciary's budget for the fiscal year that starts in July.

On other issues, the chief justice didn't address directly proposals floated by some Republican leaders since last fall's elections to add two justices to the seven-member Supreme Court and make judicial elections partisan. Judges in Georgia do not run for office under party labels.

Some GOP insiders, including Gov. Sonny Perdue, backed challenger Mike Wiggins' failed bid last fall to unseat Justice Carol Hunstein, a campaign in which he contended that she was too liberal for Georgia voters.

Sears beat back an effort based on a similar theme in 2004 to win reelection.

Last month, Sears rejected both ideas for change at a legislative conference in Athens and suggested that lawmakers leave the courts alone.

On Wednesday, she made a more veiled plea to the legislature to support a judiciary that is independent from influence by the executive or legislative branches of government.

"Fortunately, the people of Georgia seem to cherish the wisdom of this separation of powers,'' she said. "It is fundamental. It is compelling. It is not negotiable. And it is nonpartisan.''

Sears made no mention, direct or otherwise, of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council's request for a budget increase to cover its activities for the rest of the current fiscal year.

Council Executive Director Michael Mears has told legislative budget writers the agency is running low on cash, in part because of unanticipated costs involved in the case of Brian Nichols, the accused Fulton County Courthouse gunman.

"That's too complex to get into,'' Sears told reporters after her speech.

She said it will be up to council officials to make their case with lawmakers.

Senate shows signs of cooperation

Despite the raging controversy over Iraq military policy, President Bush's plea for bipartisan cooperation on the domestic agenda has a chance of success in the Senate.

The reason has less to do with sympathy for the politically weakened chief executive than a dynamic that has gone largely unnoticed among the senators themselves.

Four-lane Ga.324 bridge moved back up to 2009

LAWRENCEVILLE - A bridge expansion over Interstate 85 that had been moved past 2014 because of money shortfalls instead will be funded in 2009.

Probate CT Leave to Sell

NOTICE

PROBATE COURT OF

GWINNETT COUNTY

FILE # 06-E-000862

Re: PETITION OF HELEN B. WILLIAMS FOR LEAVE TO SELL PROPERTY OF ESTATE OF MARIAN LEE DAILEY, DECEASED.

Mickelson doubtful of defending Sugarloaf title

ATLANTA - Two-time BellSouth Classic champion Phil Mickelson does not plan to defend the championship in the newly renamed AT&T Classic when it is played May 14-20 at the TPC at Sugarloaf course in Duluth.

Georgia politicians react to State of the UnionPolitical Notebook

Senior Writer

Gwinnett's senior congressman thinks Democrats won't deny President Bush a chance at a new Iraq strategy, but some of his domestic policy announcements during the State of Union won't be considered.

Preserving history

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.

Probate CT Twelve Mo Supt

NOTICE

GEORGIA,

GWINNETT COUNTY

PROBATE COURT

# 07-E-000048

The petition of ROSALIND SAVAGE ARMISTEAD, for a year's support from the estate of RALPH EDGAR ARMISTEAD, 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 FEBRUARY 20th, 2007, why said petition should not be granted.

Gwinnett fire department promotes 39 employees

LAWRENCEVILLE - Almost 40 firefighters and Gwinnett County Fire Department employees were officially promoted Wednesday at a ceremony at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center that included family and community members.

Firefighters, some of whom have been with the department for nearly 30 years, accepted promotions, including driver, lieutenant, captain division director and battalion chief.

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.

Condemnations

IN THE

SUPERIOR COURT OF

GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

CIVIL ACTION

FILE NO. 07A-00087-2

GWINNETT COUNTY,

GEORGIA,

Petitioner-Condemnor,

vs.

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 Mohammed Ibssa to E-Loan, Inc., dated March 7, 2003, recorded in Deed Book 31534, Page 37, 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 FIFTY THOUSAND AND 0/100 DOLLARS ($50,000.00), 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 191, 7th District, Gwinnett County, Georgia, being Lot 9, Block 'A', Olde Branch at Morningview Subdivision, Phase 'E', Unit Three, as per plat recorded at Plat Book 79, Page 289, Gwinnett County, Georgia Records, which plat is incorporated herein by this referenced and made a part hereof.

Public Hearings/Notices

NOTICE OF

QUALIFYING FEE FOR

CITY OF BUFORD

NOVEMBER 6, 2007

GENERAL

MUNICIPAL ELECTION

Please be advised that pursuant to O.C.G.A. 21-2-131, the City of Buford establishes and fixes the qualification fee for its November 6, 2007 General Municipal Election as follows:

Commissioner, Post 1;

$35.00

Succeed Expired Term of

Leon Johnson;

$35.00

Succeed Expired Term of

Daren Perkins;

$35.00

928-06578517,1/12,18,25,2/1

CITY OF SUGAR HILL

NOTICE OF

PUBLIC HEARING

VARIANCE REQUEST

VAR-07-001

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given to the general public that H. Allen Pfaffinger.has filed an application for a Variance on the property located at 5475 Azalea Crest Lane, Sugar Hill, Georgia, known as Tax Parcel ID: 7-319-106 .;

The property is currently zoned RS-100 in the City of Sugar Hill. The applicant is requesting a variance to build a sunroom onto the existing deck which extends into the required rear set back.

Notice of Sale Under PowePart 2

STATE OF GEORGIA

Delgado, April

COUNTY OF GWINNETT

NOTICE OF SALE

UNDER POWER

Because of a default in the payment of the indebtedness secured by a Security Deed executed by April R. Delgado to New Century Mortgage Corporation dated June 21, 2005, and recorded in Deed Book 43282, Page 2, GWINNETT County Records, said Security Deed having been last sold, assigned, transferred and conveyed to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the Structured Asset Investment Loan Trust, 2005-9, by Assignment securing a Note in the original principal amount of $336,000.00, the holder thereof pursuant to said Deed and Note thereby secured has declared the entire amount of said indebtedness due and payable and, pursuant to the power of sale contained in said Deed, will on the first Tuesday, February 6, 2007, during the legal hours of sale, before the Courthouse door in said County, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, the property described in said Deed, to-wit:

All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot 2 of the 3rd District, Duncans 1749 GMD, Gwinnett County Georgia, being Lot 31, Block G, Hamilton Mill- A Home Town, Phase 2, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 75, Page 278, Gwinnett County Georgia Records, said plat being incorporated herein by reference thereto.

Crews hit gas line in Duluth

DULUTH - A gas leak in Duluth Wednesday afternoon resulted in the evacuation of part of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Service By Publication

IN THE

SUPERIOR COURT

OF GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

CIVIL ACTION FILE

NO.: 06A-13221-9

IN RE: ANA YOSELINE CANTERA & JESUS JUAN CANTERA

JUAN JOSE CANTERA

PLAINTIFF

BLANCA ESMERALDA IBARRA TORRES

TO: BLANCA ESMERALDA IBARRA TORRES

2116 SEASON PARKWAY

APT 614

NORCROSS, GA 30093

NOTICE OF

PUBLICATION

By order for service by publication dated the 14 day of Nov., 2006, you are hereby notified that on the 15 day of Nov., 2006, Juan Jose Cantera filed suit against you for Legitimation, Custody and/or Visitation.

Sports calendar

Athletics

Feb. 17: The Brookwood community plans to honor longtime Bronco athletic director and head football coach Dave Hunter with a celebration dinner on Feb. 17. All friends, colleagues and former players of Hunter are invited to attend the event, which will be at the Gwinnett Marriott on Pleasant Hill Road. For more information or to purchase tickets to the dinner, go www.brookwoodbroncos.org or contact Marc Cain at mcainbia@bbia.net.

Office organized

High-rise proposal still alive

LAWRENCEVILLE - Efforts to build a pair of 25-foot towers in the parking lot of the Gwinnett Place Mall have certainly been a ground-up endeavor.

Notice of Sale Under Powepart 5

NOTICE OF SALE

UNDER POWER

GEORGIA,

GWINNETT COUNTY

Because of default in the payment of the indebtedness, secured by a Security Deed executed by Won Song to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. dated the 18th day of April, 2005 in the amount of $41,580.00, and recorded in Deed Book 42633, Page 172, GWINNETT County, Georgia Records as last transferred to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee for the MLMI Trust Series 2005-FM1 by assignment; the undersigned, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee for the MLMI Trust Series 2005-FM1, pursuant to said deed and the note thereby secured, has declared the entire amount of said indebtedness due and payable and pursuant to the power of sale contained in said deed, will on the first Tuesday in February, 2007, during the legal hours of sale, at the Courthouse door in GWINNETT County, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, the property described in said deed to-wit:

All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot 205 of the 6th Land District of Gwinnett County, Georgia, being known and designated as Lot 24, Block C, of Breckinridge Station shown on that certain final Plat of Breckinridge Station, dated December 10, 2003, prepared by Precision Planning, Inc., said Plat of Survey filed for record on March 5, 2004 and recorded at Plat Book 102, Pages 81-82 and revised at Plat Book 105, Pages 90-91 recorded on August 26, 2004, Gwinnett County, Georgia records, referenced to said Plat of Survey and the record thereof being hereby made for a more complete Legal Description.

Durable hollies make attractive hedges, screens

Gardening in Gwinnett by Timothy Daly

Georgia is blessed with a climate that allows a broad range of ornamentals in the landscape. Perhaps no landscape plant is more durable or comes in as many shapes and sizes as the holly.

Parkview, Brookwood set to defend titles

Since the meet features some of Georgia's top swimming and diving programs, the Gwinnett County Championships can produce some close finishes, both in individual races and the team

standings.

Visitor's bureau to foot bill of baseball study

BUFORD - The Gwinnett Convention and Visitor's Bureau has stepped up to the plate on a county initiative to bring minor-league baseball to the area.

Sports briefs

local

South's Jones to sign with Brewton-Parker

South Gwinnett senior Erin Jones will sign a letter of intent to play fastpitch softball at Brewton-Parker College. The school has planned a signing ceremony for Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. at the Comets' media center.

OBITUARIES

ATLANTA

MCCLENDON,

BECCA

Becca McClendon, age 32, of Atlanta, GA, passed away January 23, 2007. Arrangements by Horis A. Ward - Stone Mtn. Chapel, 770-381-5722.*

BUFORD

CLINTON, BERTIE

Mrs. Bertie Ruth Puckett Clinton, age 82, of Buford, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Grady Clinton; daughter, Brenda Ruth Clinton; parents, Henry and Mamie White Puckett; 6 brothers and 3 sisters. She is survived by her: Son: James Clinton, Buford, GA; Grandchildren: Brandon Clinton, Donovan Clinton, Amanda Clinton, Jermiah Tant; Brother and Sister-in-Law; Hoyt and Betty Ruth Puckett, Buford, GA. Several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. Mrs. Clinton was born in Gwinnett County, GA on November 11, 1924. She was a homemaker and a member of Ivy Creek Baptist Church, Buford, GA. Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 26, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Farrell Presley officiating. Interment will be in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

FLOWERY BRANCH

AYERS, DAVID

Mr. David Ayers, age 52, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 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.*

GAINESVILLE

FITE, EDWIN

Edwin Nash Fite of Gainesville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 21, 2007 after an extended illness, which he fought bravely. The Family received friends Tuesday evening at Mason & Ward Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, January 24, 2007 in the chapel of Mason & Ward Funeral Home. He was the son of the late Bloomer Wesley & Johnnie Mell Fite. Mr. Fite was a veteran of the United State Air Force. An electrician by trade, he served for 30 years with General Motors Corporation and retired as Superintendent over the Maintenance Department. He loved spending time with his family & little dog "Happy". He was an ordained Deacon and was presently a member of South Bend Methodist Church. He is survived by his loving wife & best friend of 61 years, Edith P. Fite; daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis & June Wood, Buford, GA, Marion & Wayne Henderson, Hoschton, GA, and Nancy & Bart Miller, Suwanee, GA; 5 grandchildren, Bill & Lori Palmer, Tony & Jennifer Henderson, Vince & Ginny Henderson, Chrystal Wood, and Caroline Miller; 6 great grandchildren, Clara Palmer, Nash, Lauren & Brett Henderson & Natalie & Clayton Wesley Henderson; one brother, John Fite, Lula; and many other friends and family members. Mason & Ward Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA, 770-287-0220.

HOSCHTON

HIGHTOWER, JAMES

Mr. James E. Hightower, age 60, of Hoschton, GA, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2007. You may visit www.gammagefh.com to sign the online guestbook or send private condolences. The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements for Mr. James E. Hightower.*

SUGAR HILL

TATUM, KATHERINE

Mrs. Katherine W. Tatum of Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 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.*

TALKING ROCK

HEYBACH, PHILLIS

Phillis Allen Stough Heybach, age 81, of Talking Rock, GA, formerly of Tucker, GA, died Wednesday, January 24, 2007. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*

DUI Notices

D.U.I. CONVICTION

Date: January 9, 2007

Name of Convicted Person: Migueladame Arguello

Street Address of Convicted Person: 1431 Daniel Ln.

CID to host kickoff for Park Place Activity Center Study

SNELLVILLE - Brett Harrell likens the project to creating his own Livable Centers Initiative.

Police Reports

Woman locks would-be thieves in basement

LILBURN - A Lilburn woman discovered two men attempting to rob her Pine Pass Lane home Monday morning.

According to a police report, the 55-year-old woke up when she heard the doorbell and discovered the two men in her home when she came downstairs.

The men fled to the basement, where she locked them. She then ran to a neighbor's house to call police.

Officers determined the men exited the home through a basement window but did not take anything from the home.

Divorces

IN THE SUPERIOR

COURT OF

GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

CIVIL ACTION

NO. 06A-11349-8

SONNIE TOPA SHOBOWALE

PLAINTIFF

V.

Trade Names

GWINNETT

SUPERIOR COURT

TRADE NAME

REGISTRATION

MINUTE BOOK 037

PAGE 0289

Personally appeared the undersigned who on oath deposes and says that: Western Realty Group, Inc., 2580 Millerbrook Dr., Duluth, GA 30096 is/are doing business in Gwinnett County, Georgia under the name of: Western Realty Group, inc., 2580 Millerbrook Dr., Duluth, GA 30096 and that the nature of the business to be carried on at such address is Real Estate.

Public Sales/Auctions

YOUR EXTRA ATTIC

NOTICE OF

PUBLIC SALE

Your Extra Attic, located at 2370 Pleasantdale Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30340, will hold a public sale to the highest bidder on February 14, 2007 at 2:00 PM. This sale is to enforce a lien on said personal property pursuant to the "Georgia Self-Storage Facility Act" Georgia Code Section 10-4-210 - 10-4-215.

Found Snellville man loved family, trains61-year-old was missing for nearly a month before body was located

SNELLVILLE - Barry Alan Helling of Snellville had a passion - trains.

Debtors/Creditors

NOTICE TO DEBTORS

AND CREDITORS

All creditors of the Estate of Charles Brown Anglin , 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.

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.

Barrow County commissioners approve rezonings of five properties

WINDER - County commissioners rezoned five properties to business-friendly zonings that welcome various new businesses into the county and allow existing ones to expand.

Anderson huge key for Lions

He's one of the smallest players on his team, but point guard Kevin Anderson has been huge in his first season with Peachtree Ridge.

Norcross grad Butler playing prominent role for Fordham

Staff Correspondent

NEW YORK - When Brenton Butler committed to Fordham University, most of his friends didn't even know where it was.

Retired K-9 put to sleep

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County Police are mourning the loss of one of their own.

UGA's Moses under scrutiny this week

MOBILE , Ala. - Quentin Moses is used to strapping on a helmet and pads to play in front of 92,000-plus fans at Sanford Stadium. Stripping down to his skivvies in a convention center ballroom for the Senior Bowl weigh-in earlier this week is another story.

Probate CT Administration

NOTICE

GEORGIA ,

GWINNETT COUNTY

PROBATE COURT

# 07-E-000050

TO: DAVID NELSON NEEL

THOMAS GREGORY NEEL has petitioned to be appointed Administrator(s) of the estate of MARY BELL NEEL BAILEY 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 19, 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.

Gwinnett Gab

Basketball kickoff to be held

LAWRENCEVILLE - GNLI Gwinnett will offer basketball games Friday nights and Saturday mornings.

Students' photography on display

BUFORD - About 100 photographs taken by Gwinnett County high school students will be on display today through Wednesday at Carisma Classic Consignment, an art gallery in downtown Buford.

Quirky, high-tech clocks make it easier to wake up

Nester's needs by Anna Ferguson

On cold, dreary winter mornings, crawling out from under warm covers and facing the day ahead can be an uphill battle. While the day may be saying wake up, all other signs point to hitting the snooze button.

To help ease the agony of the morning rise-and-shine, deck out your nightstand with an alarm clock that makes mornings a touch more enjoyable.

Nothing says "Get up" like the loud call of a rooster. Even if you live miles and miles from the nearest farm, that age old wake-up call can still be had, thanks to Wacky Waker's Rooster alarm clock. The clock, which has a traditional round face design with two bells on top, has a rowdy rooster painted in the center. If the rooster crow is a bit much for your morning, opt instead of the pig or cow clock, featuring an oink or moo. All three are available for $13.99 at Target.

Clear the clutter from your home office

A home office has the potential to be one of the most cluttered rooms in the house. Bills, paperwork, books and magazines can easily pile up on and around the desk. A messy workspace, however, can make it hard to take care of business.

Name Changes

IN THE

SUPERIOR COURT

OF GWINNETT COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

FAMILY DIVISION

Civil Action

File No. 06A-11381-6

Petitioner: Cecil Clay Henderson

NOTICE OF PETITION

TO CHANGE NAME

Notice is hereby given that Cecil Clay Henderson, the undersigned, filed his petition to the Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia on the 21 day of December, 2006, praying for change in the name of petitioner from Cecil Clay Henderson to Cecil Clay Hanks.

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City of Buford

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Buford, Georgia 30518

Peachtree Industrial

Boulevard

Sewer Extension

The City of Buford is soliciting separate sealed bids for the construction of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Sewer Extension, which generally consist of field survey of approximately 6,500 linear feet of proposed sewer route to verify existing grades, right of ways, locations and elevations of existing improvements, preparation of detailed construction drawings by a professional engineer, installation of approximately 6,500 linear feet of 8-inch ductile iron sewer lines, 24 manholes, approximately 500 linear of pipe tunneling, one connection to the existing sewer manhole, erosion and sedimentation control measures and other related work.

'Runaway Bride' saga set to become rock opera

DULUTH - Last May, Red Clay Theatre's Mark Pitt was lunching with friend Jamie Heck when a crazy idea came to him.

"I said, 'I've got a great idea. We should do a rock opera about the Runaway Bride'," said Pitt, owner of the Duluth theater.

Corporations

NOTICE OF

INCORPORATION

Notice is given that articles of incorporation that will incorporate 360 Degree Technology, 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 369 Blue Creek Lane, Loganville, GA 30052 and its initial registered agent at such address is Chuck Newberry.