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Man admits to stealing purses with brother

ATHENS - A Winder man has reportedly confessed to and implicated his brother in the mugging and purse snatching of three older women recently, including former state Rep. Louise McBee.

Gwinnett Gab

Livsey descendants to have first reunion

SNELLVILLE - Descendants of Green Livsey through Mink Livsey will meet at the Golden Corral on U.S. Highway 78 in Snellville for dinner tonight.

Police, Fire Reports

Lamp starts blaze in Buford home

•BUFORD - A Buford resident tried to fight a fire inside a home Wednesday, authorities said.

According to a Gwinnett County Fire Department press release, the fire started in an upstairs bedroom of the home on Goldmist Drive shortly before 3:30 a.m.

Firefighters believe the blaze started accidentally by lamp that was close to a bed in the room.

A resident tried to extinguish the fire with a portable extinguisher but was unsuccessful. The family escaped unharmed, the release said.

Police to hold meeting on park assault

STONE MOUNTAIN - After reports of an attack at a Stone Mountain park, Gwinnett police are holding a community meeting to answer questions and address community members concerns.

Police will open the doors of the Mountain Park Activity building located at 1063 Rockbridge Road at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss an assault and vehicle theft that occurred June 6 near the park's baseball fields.

Roddick reaches 3rd round at Wimbledon

AP Tennis Writer

WIMBLEDON, England - As if all the questions he gets about the recent lack of U.S. success at Grand Slam tournaments weren't enough, Andy Roddick tours the world with another constant reminder of his country's glory days: his coach, Jimmy

Connors.

Quick connects help hose do double duty

Oh, it all sounds so facile. And it is. Put quick connects on your hoses and sprinklers to make the job easier.

Finished using the sprinkler on a newly planted bed? Need to begin using the soaker hose on your old beloved dogwood? Click the sprinkler off your water hose and click the soaker hose on. The job is done in 12 seconds.

And it is easy. But first you'll need a few details. All of my first quick-connect hose fitting purchases were broken within a year of use - a good lesson in not acquiring what is cheapest off the rack. How was I supposed to know that plastic or chrome quick connects would easily crack and malfunction?

Then I bought brass quick connects and was very pleased. After a year of satisfaction, I bought more male quick connects, as the products say they are universal. You may have already guessed why I'm sharing this story. The new males wouldn't fit the females. The manufacturers were not compatible.

Was it easy to find more pieces by the original manufacturer? No. And I bought a couple of new females. Things spun out of control, and soon, I couldn't tell which male would go with which female and I was spending inordinate amounts of time quick connecting.

Former Gwinnett firefighter appointed as Barrow fire chief

WINDER - A former Gwinnett County assistant fire chief has been appointed to serve as Barrow County's fire chief.

Second building passes board

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett's second high-rise development has been given the green light.

OBITUARIES

AVONDALE ESTATES

CHADWICK, HOWARD

Howard Chadwick, Jr., age 62, of Avondale Estates, GA, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*

BUFORD

FROMANT, RICHARD

Richard Charles Fromant, of Buford, Georgia, passed away on June 24, 2007 at the age of 90. Mr. Fromant was an honored veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his beloved country during WWII with the 818th Signal Port Service Company. Upon his honorable discharge on January 1946, Mr. Fromant continued to serve his country with the Enlisted Reserve Corps until his honorable discharge on January 1949. After the war Mr. Fromant joined Deeks & Company Inc. out of Cincinnati, OH and later transferred to the Atlanta area. He was instrumental in growing the company to become the Southeast's leading supplier of raw materials and containers to the paint industries. Mr. Fromant later retired as president of Deeks & Co. Mr. Fromant recently received an honor from the Masons for his 60 years with the Grand Lodge of Ohio. His adoring wife, Kathryn Jean of 62 years, preceded Mr. Fromant in death. He is survived by his children, Chris Fromant of Woodstock, GA, and Mary Kay Adamson of Suwanee, GA; 6 grandchildren, Angela, Marcus, Brian, Jason, Scott, Desiree; and 3 great grandchildren, Gage, Charles, and Ryleigh. Mr. Fromant was a dignified and well respected man who will be greatly missed. We love you Dad. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association in his honor. A celebration of his life will be held at the Sugar Hills United Methodist Church, 4600 Nelson Brogdon Boulevard, Sugar Hill, GA on Saturday, June 30th at 11:00 AM. His remains will be buried next to his son, Richard Allen Fromant, with a private family gathering. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

SCHOCKE,

JACQUELINE

Mrs. Jacqueline Joyce Schocke, age 77, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, June 23, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Marianne Romine and her husband, Clarence Carl Schocke. She is survived by her: Sons and Daughter-in-Law: Dale Schocke and wife, Pamela, Buford, GA, Larry Schocke, Lapeer, MI; Eight Grandchildren: Tim Schocke, Casey Pruett, Nicholas Schocke, Lexa Schocke, Kayla Schocke, Hannah Schocke, Taralynn Schocke, Mackenna Schocke; Four Great Grandchildren: Kayla and Kory Schocke, Devin and Ansley Pruett; Brothers and Sisters-in-Law: Richard and Delores Romine, Imlay City, MI, Thomas and Susan Romine, Imlay City, MI. Mrs. Schocke was born May 9, 1930 in Imlay City, MI. She and her husband operated Gamble's Hardware and Appliance Store in Imlay City, MI and she later retired from National City Bank. She attended Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, Sugar Hill, GA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 29, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Muir Funeral Home, Imlay City, MI. Interment will be in Imlay City Township Cemetery, Imlay City, MI. The family will receive friends at the Muir Funeral Home on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Local arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

GAINESVILLE

MARSHALL, MARY

Mary P. Marshall, age 84, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .*

MAYSVILLE

TULLIS, QUINTON

Quinton Brian Tullis, age 46 of Maysville, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2007. Memorial Services will be held 11 AM Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Grove Level Baptist Church, 1702 Grove Level Road, Maysville, GA. The Family will receive friends after the service at the church. Brian was the owner & operator of Brian Tullis Roofing and a member of Grove Level Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 24 years: Emily Tullis, Maysville; Children: Ashley Lewis, Maysville, Whitney Kelly, Commerce, Drew Tullis, Maysville; Parents: Quinton & Charlotte Tullis, Warm Springs; Brother: Mark Tullis, Dacula; Sisters: Beverly Harrison, Lawrenceville, April Powell, Warm Springs; Grandchildren: Sean Lewis, Seth Lewis & Charlotte Kelly. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Grove Level Baptist Church "Bible Time", 1702 Grove Level Road, Maysville, GA 30558. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .

SNELLVILLE

CASH, BERNICE

Bernice Corine Cash, age 85, went to be with her Lord on June 27, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Mr. Milton H. Cash; Daughter, Eunice L. Hughes; Son, William Delone Cash, and her Parents, Mr. William & Emma Cantrell. Also preceding her were several sisters and brothers. She is survived by a Daughter and Son-in-Law, Kay and Mike Fortney of Statham; Son & Daughter-in-Law, Daune & Torii Cash of Covington; 6 Grandchildren; 12 Great-Grandchildren; Several Nieces & Nephews. She was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Snellville, and a member and Co-Founder of Pine Needle Sewing Club of Mountain Park. Mrs. Cash was a homemaker and care-giver to the terminally ill. She loved the Lord and loved her family and friends. If you knew her you were blessed by her sweet and compassionate smile. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 30, 2007 at the Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel at 3:00 PM. The family will receive friends, Thursday and Friday from 4:00 to 9:00 PM. Interment Corinth Cemetery in Stone Mountain, GA. Flowers will be accepted by the family and donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 1925 Century Blvd., Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345 are welcomed. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC Snellville Chapel (770) 979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

STONE MOUNTAIN

SHURLEY, OTTICE

Ottice "Shorty" Shurley, age 85 of Stone Mountain, GA died June 27, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Shurley. He is survived by his Daughter, JoAnn Hogan of Lilburn, GA; Son, Gene Knight and wife Bunny of Winder, GA; Sister, Evelyn Williams of Pine View, GA; Grandchildren and Spouses, Jennifer and husband Brian Rand of Adams, TN, George and wife Claudia Hogan of Loganville, GA, Glen and wife Anna Knight of Grayson, GA. Great Grandchildren, Kirsten, Gracie and Harrison; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 1:00 PM at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel. The family will receive friends Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 at the funeral home. Interment Ivy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lucerne Baptist Church General Fund. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC Snellville Chapel (770) 979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com

WATKINSVILLE

CHANCEY, WAYNE

Memorial Graveside Services for Mr. Wayne Chancey, age 58, of Watkinsville, Georgia, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Barrow Memorial Gardens. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.*

WINDER

DYAR, GISELA

Mrs. Gisela Dyar, age 71, of Winder, GA, passed away June 22, 2007. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 11:00 AM at Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Weilnau officiating. A Celebration of Life gathering is to follow the memorial service at the Arms of Grace Lutheran Church. Mrs. Dyar was born in Beesen/Ammendorf, Germany to the Late Paul Richard and Marie I. E. Schuelbe Schwoerke. She was a retired floral arranger with Flowers By Jim, being employed there for 11 years. Mrs. Dyar is survived by her husband, W.D. (Donald) Dyar; 3 daughters, Rebecca Evelyn Crowe of Winder, Stephanie Doris Herring of Colbert, GA, and Doris Elizabeth Dyar of Tacoma, WA; 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Arms of Grace Lutheran Church, 22 South Williams St., Winder, GA 30680. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Movie inspires quest to bake picture perfect pies

I recently visited my sister's house, and saw that her refrigerator was stocked with pies. Fruit pies, gooey chocolate pies, meat pies, even a tomato pie. As my sister is not known as a baking woman, you can imagine why I was perplexed.

Turns out, she had just seen "Waitress," a brilliant new movie starring Keri Russell. It's about a downtrodden pregnant woman who gets through life by making pies.

At first, I didn't understand my sister's sudden infatuation with baking, but after I saw the movie, I got it. It's been nearly a week since I watched Russell and crew stir up clever recipes on the screen, but pies are practically all I can think about.

Blazers face tough choice in draft: Oden or Durant?

AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK - With a basketball in his hands and a baby blue suit covering his 7-foot frame, Greg Oden exited a midtown hotel ballroom Wednesday just before Kevin Durant arrived.

Norcross' Sorel steps in at QB with plenty of weapons

He's supposed to be nervous. He's supposed to be overwhelmed.

But rising Norcross senior Nick Sorel, who is slated to take over as the Blue Devils' quarterback in 2007, seems to be quite confident this summer as he prepares for his first and only year as a starter.

Of course, that might have a little something to do with the caliber of players who will be catching his passes this season.

Gwinnett Village meeting serves as intro to CID

NORCROSS - Marcia Husband had never been to a Gwinnett Village meeting before. Neither had John Delgado.

Tanning trip puts mother in pokey

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville woman said she gasped when she and other tanning salon patrons discovered a child left in a car outside the business.

Stocks rally after wobbly day of trading as Fed holds 2-day meeting

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street rallied Wednesday, reversing the Dow Jones industrial average's three-day losing streak, but investors still appeared skittish ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision.

Motorcyclist dies after wreck

LAWRENCEVILLE - A 27-year-old man died Wednesday after he was hit while driving his motorcycle near Gwinnett Place Mall.

Light enthusiast outfits bachelor pad with LEDs

EVERETT, Mass. - Joey Nicotera's fascination with multicolored light bulbs bordered on obsession when he was a teenager.

Corrections

For more information on the Emerald Coast Science Center, featured in the travel story "Education centers offer enlightenment, break from heat," visit www.ecscience.org. For more information on the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, visit www.gtmnerr.org.

Seniors program celebrates 35 years

LAWRENCEVILLE - As 93-year-old Edith Reid Harvey sat listening to a crowd applaud Gwinnett Senior Services for 35 years of service Wednesday, she couldn't help but reminisce about the 29 years she's been involved with the program.

Harvey was one in a group of seven seniors who have frequented one of the Senior Services' centers in Lawrenceville who attended the Wednesday celebration.

The service-based program celebrated the anniversary at the service's headquarters at the Gwinnett County Justice and Administrative Center in Lawrenceville.

The morning ceremony was complemented by a display of photos, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia documenting the program's history. The display will remain open for the public on the bottom floor of the administrative center until the end of July.

Two months until kickoff

Sure it's 90-something degrees all the time and June isn't quite over yet, but I'm ready to think about high school football. So what if we're still a little more than two months away from the season openers.

Crape myrtles put on a flower show during the summer months

One of the most beautiful ornamental plants in the landscape is the crape myrtle. These plants bloom profusely during the summer months, in colors ranging from red and pink to lavender and white. They also require minimum maintenance, making them a great addition to any landscape.

35 years of helping

Keep safety in mind when planning baby's room

Green plaid or yellow? Elephants or giraffes? Block letters or curved ABCs? When setting up a nursery, new parents have their hands full of choices. But the most important part of a new nursery isn't in the decor.

"Safety is the most important thing to worry about when getting your new nursery together," said Gwen Gustavson, the director of women's services at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville. "Parents can spend a lot of time daydreaming about what life will be like with a new baby, and fantasizing about how great everything will look once the nursery is set up. A lot of people just think about the aesthetics, but safety needs to be the No. 1 one concern."

Driver trapped, injured in single-car crash

LAWRENCEVILLE - A single-car accident on Interstate 85 caused the road to be closed south of Ga. Highway 20 for about an hour Wednesday.

Linder to co-chair bipartisan water caucus

While his home state suffers drought, U.S. Rep. John Linder has joined four colleagues in Washington to form a new bipartisan Congressional Water Caucus.

Olmert's goodwill bears no fruit for Israel

Sometimes, for those who pay attention, the stars align and produce spectacular effects in the cosmos and on earth. A similar effect can occasionally be produced through journalism.

Census: Suwanee adds most people of Gwinnett cities

LAWRENCEVILLE - Jim Hinkle thinks the Census is always behind.

Cheney wields his power through secrecy

Years ago, Lamar Alexander, the senator from Tennessee, told me of a lesson he had learned as a young man on the White House staff:

It is always useful for the president to have at least one aide who has had a successful career already, who does not need the job, and therefore can offer candid advice. When he was governor of Tennessee, Alexander made sure he had such a man on his staff.

School earns improvement honor

SUWANEE - Peachtree Ridge will be the only Georgia high school to next month receive a High Schools That Work Gold Improvement Award from the Southern Regional Education Board.

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.

Richard Fromant

Richard Charles Fromant, of Buford, Georgia, passed away on June 24, 2007 at the age of 90. Mr. Fromant was an honored veteran of the United States Army and proudly ...

Jacqueline Schocke

Mrs. Jacqueline Joyce Schocke, age 77, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, June 23, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Marianne Romine and her husband, Clarence ...

Mary Marshall

Mary P. Marshall, age 84, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry ...

Gisela Dyar

Mrs. Gisela Dyar, age 71, of Winder, GA, passed away June 22, 2007. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 11:00 AM at Smith Funeral Home with ...

Quinton Tullis

Quinton Brian Tullis, age 46 of Maysville, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2007. Memorial Services will be held 11 AM Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Grove Level Baptist Church, 1702 ...

Wayne Chancey

Memorial Graveside Services for Mr. Wayne Chancey, age 58, of Watkinsville, Georgia, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Barrow Memorial Gardens. Carter Funeral Home of ...

Howard Chadwick, Jr.

Howard Chadwick, Jr., age 62, of Avondale Estates, GA, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Ottice Shurley

Ottice “Shorty” Shurley, age 85 of Stone Mountain, GA died June 27, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Shurley. He is survived by his ...

Bernice Cash

Bernice Corine Cash, age 85, went to be with her Lord on June 27, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Mr. Milton H. Cash ...