News for Wednesday, June 27, 2007

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CAMPBELL, THOMAS

Thomas Lyle Campbell, age 84 of Snellville, GA died June 26, 2007. He is survived by Agnes Campbell, his loving wife of 60 years; Daughter & Son-in-Law, Mary Margaret & Richard Brown of Rome, GA; Son & Daughter-in-Law, Drs. Harold Thomas & Rebecca Campbell of Marshfield, WS., Grandchildren, Marianna Self, David Gragg, Katie Campbell, Elizabeth Campbell, Jenny Campbell and Sarah Campbell; and Great Grandchildren, Shannon, Mellie, Madeline, Savannah, Madison and Isaiah. Mr. Campbell was a Marine Corp Veteran of WWII serving in the Marshall Islands, Okinawa, and the occupation of Japan and was honorably discharged in 1945 as a Tech Sgt. He was a member of the Snellville VFW and a member of Zoar United Methodist Church where he attended the Guiding Light Sunday School Class. Mr. Campbell was a former member of Martha Brown Methodist Church in Atlanta. He was an employee of General Electric for 25 years and owned Atlanta Appliance Parts from 1968 until 1980. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 4:00 PM at Zoar United Methodist Church. Committal Service will be Friday, June 29, at 1:00 PM at Oxford Historical Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Wednesday, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Methodist Children's Home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC Snellville Chapel (770) 979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

FLOWERY BRANCH

ZIMMER, JAMES

James Lucas Zimmer, age 29, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away June 25, 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.*

JEFFERSON

DALTON, HOMER

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mr. Homer H. "Billy" Dalton, age 76, of Jefferson, GA. Services by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*

LAWRENCEVILLE

HAGERTY, RITA

Mrs. Rita Kintzele Hagerty, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on June 26, 2007. Surviving are: Husband of 58 Years: Paul N. Hagerty, Lawrenceville, GA; Sons and Daughters-in-Law: Nevin and Marlene Hagerty, Suwanee, GA, Brian and Lisa Hagerty, Lawrenceville, GA, Alan and Susan Hagerty, Lawrenceville, GA; Daughters and Sons-in-Law: Gail and Gary Hediger, Greer, SC, Joanne and David Johnson, Mobile, AL, Karen and Dusty Rhodes, Seattle, WA; 14 Grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren; Sisters and Brother-in-Law: Ceil and Paul Retseck, Sullivan, IN, Katie Simms, Springfield, KY; Several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hagerty was born on November 29, 1922 in Michigan City, IN. She was a WAVE in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was a retired co-owner of Graphic Engraving Co. in Doraville, GA. She was a member of Merry Mixers Square Dancing Club; member of Saint Monica Catholic Church, Duluth, GA; and member of Dr. Bob's Bible Study Group. She loved oil painting, crafts and sewing. She greatly enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren in sporting events. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Catholic Church of St. Monica, Duluth, GA with Father Jack Durkin serving as Celebrant. A Rosary Service will be held on Wednesday evening at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society in care of the Catholic Church of St. Monica, Duluth, GA. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

KYSER, RICHARD

Richard Ivan Kyser, age 70 of Lawrenceville, died Monday, June 25, 2007. Memorial Services will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 28, 2007 in the Stateroom of Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. Mr. Kyser was a Vocation Rehabilitation Counselor with the State of Georgia and an Air Force Veteran . He is survived by: Wife of 36 years, Mary Ann Kyser, Lawrenceville; Children: Richard Ivan Kyser, II, Louisville, KY, Brian Carson Kyser, Lawrenceville; Brother & Sister-in-law: Robert Carson & Nila Kyser, Jr., New Port Beach, CA; 1 Niece & 1 Nephew. The Family will receive friends from 1:30-2:00 PM, Thursday, June 28, 2007 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .

LITTLE, OSSIE

Mrs. Ossie B. Little of Lawrenceville died Sunday, June 24, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, M. H. Little, Sr. She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Norma Jean McLees of Auburn, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Melvin H. and Caroline Little, Jr. of McDonough, GA; sister, Dorothy B. Bell of Atlanta; brother, Lewis D. Brock of Centerville, MA; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of A. S. Turner & Sons at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 28th, Rev. Beau Farr officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at A. S. Turner & Sons.

LOGANVILLE

DODSON, JACK

Jack L. Dodson, age 72 of Loganville, GA died June 26, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Susie Dodson of Loganville: Son & Daughter-in-Law, Jack L. Dodson, Jr. and wife Susan K. Dodson of Loganville, GA; Grandsons, Jason R. & Ryan M. Dodson. Mr. Dodson was very active in the Flying Colonels and was the Vice President of the Big D Hunting Club. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Tom M. Wages Funeral Home in Snellville, GA. The family will then receive friends at Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home in Camilla, GA. on Saturday from 11:00 AM until time of service. A Funeral Service will be Saturday, June 30 at 1:00 at Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home. Interment: Hopeful Cemetery in Hopeful, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Big D Hunting Club, 2269 Lenora Rd., Loganville, GA 30052. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC Snellville Chapel (770) 979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Code enforcement police unit's new office unveiled

NORCROSS - Two and a half years after a former New York police officer made a speech about sweating the small stuff, officials set up shop for police and code enforcement officers to focus on aesthetics in one of the most crime-ridden corners of the county.

Vigilante back

Tests show crash victim was drunkBlood-alcohol level was over legal limit

LAWRENCEVILLE - Daniel Peek was driving drunk the night he crashed into a mailbox on Highpoint Road near Vail Court, police confirmed this week.

Sports calendar

Baseball

July 3-9: The Collins Hill 12-and-under team is looking for two players for the Disney Tournament. Contact Bill Clark at 770-841-2276 or e-mail at billbclk@charter.net for more information.

July 16-20: The Cage indoor facility in Buford will offer pitching, hitting and fielding lessons. Cost is $110 and includes lunch. For more information call 770-401-2844.

Unwilling to give up the dream, players try to boost their careers in South Coast League

ALBANY - Bryce Florie wasn't ready for a real job. Not yet, anyway. He wanted to give pitching one more try, see if he could pull off a comeback that, in some ways, would be more remarkable than his return to the mound after that line drive smashed into his face.

Faith-based football camp gives players college experience

Ronnie Battle has a vision.

He wants to give young athletes the tools they will need for the rest of their lives on and off the football field.

Group to help families avoid foreclosure

DULUTH - When President Bush declared June National Homeownership Month, it was intended to be a time to celebrate the benefits of purchasing a home.

High court rules in favor of school board in assault case

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously ruled this week in favor of several Gwinnett school board members and employees who had been sued by the parents of a former North Gwinnett High School student assaulted at school in 2002.

Duluth RB Hunt to play at Indiana

Duluth running back Alex Hunt is hoping his upcoming senior season is much more enjoyable than his junior season was.

Local briefs

Mother charged with cruelty to children

•DACULA - A Dacula woman was arrested at a tanning salon Monday after she allegedly left her child inside her vehicle when she went in to tan.

According to an arrest warrant, Crystal Britt, 20, of 2827 Evonshire Lane left her 3-month-old boy unattended in a vehicle while she went into the Sun City Tan on Grayson Highway and tanned for 15 minutes.

Britt was arrested and released from the Gwinnett County Jail after paying her $3,400 bond.

Customer throws food at manager

•SNELLVILLE - A disgruntled McDonald's customer got revenge Sunday by throwing her food in the manager's face, according to a police report.

A woman driving a brown Infinity drove up to the take-out window about 10 a.m. She wasn't happy with the meal she received and requested another.

Because the second meal was also unsatisfactory, she threw it in the manager's face before driving off.

According to the manager of the fast-food restaurant located at 3460 Centerville Highway, the woman said she would be back to get revenge.

Hot dog vandal targets cars

•LILBURN - A Lilburn man said someone vandalized two of his vehicles Sunday using hot dogs.

According to a police report, two vehicles parked outside the man's home on Bullock Place in Lilburn had been covered with hot dogs, leaving a white, oily residue that would not come off.

Vigilante first player signed by Gladiators for 2007-08 campaign

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators announced their first player signing for the 2007-08 ECHL season Tuesday and he's captain material.

Barrow firefighting agreement with Oconee tabled until July

WINDER - A proposed agreement in which the Barrow and Oconee fire departments would answer certain calls together was tabled for one month.

Under the proposal, a one- to two-mile boundary line would be set up within both Barrow and Oconee near the county line.

If a structural fire broke out within that line, both fire departments would automatically respond.

Barrow school system employees given 3 percent raise in budget

WINDER - Employees of Barrow County's school system will get a 3 percent cost-of-living raise in the 2007-08 budget. School board members approved the new budget in Tuesday's meeting.

The budget is unbalanced, meaning the system will spend $4.3 million more than it will bring in, although a midyear adjustment could correct most of that shortfall, according to Ken Cato, assistant superintendent of business services.

In Brief

local

Rita's Italian Ice to celebrate

grand opening on Thursday

•SUWANEE - Anyone looking to cool down Thursday can get a free regular sized Italian Ice at Rita's Italian Ice in Suwanee from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Letters to the Editor

No new immigration proposal is acceptable

Dear Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Sen. Johnny Isakson:

This letter is sent to share with you that we appreciate you both taking a step back and listening to the American people with regard to the immigration bill. Your letter to the president, which stated the people have no trust in the government, could not be truer.

Man arrested in pair of purse snatchings

WINDER - Winder police officers arrested a man in connection with a recent purse snatching and an attempted purse snatching.

Key facts ignored in teen sex case

Much of the public discourse on the Genarlow Wilson child-molestation case centered on the harshness and unfairness of his 10-year prison sentence, with the clear implication that Wilson, a young black man, is a victim of bigotry and racism.

State to pass tough mercury rule

ATLANTA - Georgia environmental regulators, frequently criticized as lax on air and water pollution, are about to clamp down on mercury emissions from coal burning power plants.

Silverbacks move on with 1-0 win

ATLANTA - Ryan McIntosh's play in goal kept the Charlotte Eagles off the scoreboard and led the Atlanta Silverbacks to a 1-0 win in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night.

Gwinnett cracking down on illegalsBOC passes new immigration rule

LAWRENCEVILLE - Commissioners heeded the call of Gwinnettians frustrated by illegal immigration Tuesday, approving provisions to force contractors to verify their employees are legal residents.

Gordon, Johnson penalized 100 points; crew chiefs suspended

Paste TBy Jenna Fryer

AP Auto Racing Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR showed again it won't tolerate any modifications to its Car of Tomorrow by levying stiff penalties against Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and their crew chiefs Tuesday.

State of the art police academy complex opens after 10-year wait

LAWRENCEVILLE - Ten years ago, the police chief called Charlie Walters, the then-commander of Gwinnett's police academy, and told him that if he wanted a new training center to sketch one out in the next hour.

First large-lot subdivision passed

LAWRENCEVILLE - Against the objections of an attorney who said he would have "no choice" but to file a lawsuit, county commissioners approved Gwinnett's first large-lot zoning Tuesday.

'We're spoiled rotten'

Not all hate crimes created equal

The fallacy of hate crime laws - the prosecution of which requires a degree of mind-reading not yet available to most Earthlings - has been cast into stark relief the past few weeks following an interracial rape-murder that has bestirred white supremacists and led to death threats against a black columnist.

Jack Dodson

Jack L. Dodson, age 72 of Loganville, GA died June 26, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Susie Dodson of Loganville: Son & Daughter-in-Law, Jack L. Dodson ...

Ossie Little

Mrs. Ossie B. Little of Lawrenceville died Sunday, June 24, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, M. H. Little, Sr. She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Norma ...

Richard Kyser

Richard Ivan Kyser, age 70 of Lawrenceville, died Monday, June 25, 2007. Memorial Services will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 28, 2007 in the Stateroom of Tim Stewart Funeral ...

Rita Hagerty

Mrs. Rita Kintzele Hagerty, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on June 26, 2007. Surviving are: Husband of 58 Years: Paul N. Hagerty, Lawrenceville, GA; Sons and Daughters-in ...

James Zimmer

James Lucas Zimmer, age 29, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away June 25, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Homer Dalton

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mr. Homer H. “Billy” Dalton, age 76, of Jefferson, GA. Services by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.

Thomas Campbell

Thomas Lyle Campbell, age 84 of Snellville, GA died June 26, 2007. He is survived by Agnes Campbell, his loving wife of 60 years; Daughter & Son-in-Law, Mary ...