Charles Dave Overly, age 60 of Duluth, died March 2, 2007. Arrangements are pending by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel.
Jay A. Furman, 40 of Lawrenceville, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007. He was born in Syracuse New York and came here in 1987 from Liverpool, New York. Survivors include a ...
SUE Mary Sue Branch, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, March 3, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...
Mrs. Linnie Shirley, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 2, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. William Homer Shirley, daughters, Clara Wilson ...
Marguerite Damm, age 88, of Duluth, died March 2, 2007. Arrangements are pending by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel.
Kay W. Scott age 82 of Lawrenceville passed away on March 2, 2007. Mrs. Scott was the 1968's Atlanta woman of the year, first female President of International Sanitary ...
Shirley Ridley Merck, age 64, of Norcross, GA, died Saturday, March 3, 2007. Arrangements to be announced by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
PARIS - Airbus was left with an empty order book for the cargo version of its much-delayed superjumbo plane after UPS Inc. said Friday it would cancel its order for 10 A380s.
SNELLVILLE - Snellville's city manager has rejected a settlement offer of $51,000 to leave his post, saying he is owed more for his service.
DALTON - In state tournament play, the most important thing is to win, even if it means a team did not play its best game.That's exactly what Greater Atlanta Christian's girls did on Friday night. Facing Fannin County, GAC struggled offensively but still managed to pull out a relatively easy 64-46 win in the second round of the Class AA state playoffs at the Northwest Georgia Trade Center in Dalton. The second-round win sets the top-ranked Spartans up with an Elite Eight standoff today at 7 p.m. against a familiar foe, the Avondale Blue Devils, who easily topped Greene County 72-37. "I was proud that we came out and played hard most of the time," GAC head coach Mike Mitchell said. "We did some good things defensively early, but offensively we just never got into a good rhythm. We never were consistent with the basketball. "I don't know how to explain that this time of year but hopefully we'll get it corrected and do a better job (today)." Despite their offensive struggles, the Spartans still received points from nine different players. Bria Smith was the game's high scorer with 16 points, hitting 4 of 8 shots from the field while sinking 5 of 7 from the free-throw line. Along with Smith, D'Nay Daniels added 10 points, all in the first half, while Cree Nix and Mollie Mitchell each chipped in with nine. Fannin County featured 6-foot-3 senior center Megan Queen. Queen got off to a good start by scoring eight points in the first half, but GAC slowed her down in the second half. Queen finished with just 12 points, but did have a game-high 12 rebounds along with four blocks. Queen's blocks, all in the first half, helped keep the Rebels (15-7) close in the opening minutes, but GAC's defense repeatedly forced turnovers, resulting in a 10-2 run to close out the first quarter that built an 18-10 lead. Slowly but surely, GAC added to its lead, gradually extending it to 40-27 by the half and swelling it to as high as 20 late in the fourth quarter. One thing the top-ranked Spartans (29-1) will have to improve on in their game with Avondale is free-throw shooting. Against the Rebels, the Spartans took 38 free throws but hit just 19 of them. "I think it's going to be a great game," Smith said of tonight's contest. "They've been saying a lot of stuff, telling us that we had better be ready because they are going to beat us. As long as we play our game, we should come out with a victory."
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LOGANVILLE - It was youth night at Grayson Community, and the kids in attendance saw a game they may never see again. Central Gwinnett scored six goals against a very good Grayson team. And lost.
Meadowcreek senior Chris Allen and Norcross senior Gani Lawal have been selected for Sonny Vaccaro's Roundball Classic Presented by Rbk, which announced its All-Star players on Friday.
SNELLVILLE - Each day, Roxann Hennings prepares breakfast and lunch to nourish the bodies of Centerville Elementary School students.
DULUTH - She may have been born just a coal miner's daughter in West Virginia, but for the last four decades, Loretta Lynn has been known as the Queen of Country Music. The Arena at Gwinnett Center just announced the country legend will be coming to Duluth in April.
Sydney Williams won two gold medals at the AAU Southern Indoor National Championships at the University of Tennessee on Feb. 23-25.
Enterprise is a small town in lower Alabama that, until Friday's heartwrenching storm hit, was best known for the statue of the boll weevil on the courthouse square - a tribute to the role that pest played in diversifying the area's farm economy.
Group arrestedin peddling case•BRASELTON - Braselton police cited a North Carolina man Feb. 19 and charged him with selling without a peddler's license. His driver and cousin were arrested on charges of driving while license suspended and disorderly conduct, respectively.
DALTON - Buford head coach Milt Travis called these the survival rounds and survival is rarely pretty.
Norcross' Mike Lee announced he was stepping down as head girls basketball coach on Friday after 12 seasons as the Blue Devils' coach.
stateDelta posts narrower loss of $109 million in January•ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc., which is operating under bankruptcy protection, said Friday that it narrowed its loss in January to $109 million.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Frances Harell said she always wanted a chance to be in the limelight and the 91-year-old from Athens finally got her chance Friday when she was crowned Ms. Life Care in the nursing home's eighth annual pageant.Harell was one of six contestants escorted by members of the North Gwinnett High School ROTC under a saber arch into a silver-star decorated room of more than 100 friends and family to compete for the crown. "When they told me the ROTC were going to be escorts I said 'Get me a good looking one' ... and they did," Harell said. Jane Cooper, Mildred Curtis, Archie Bea Hudson, Evelyn Maddox and Harrell answered questions about their hobbies, favorite memory and proudest moment as a panel of six judges evaluated their answers. Ms. Life Care 2006, Frances Spruce, passed on her crown and title to Harrell and Evelyn Maddox was named first runner-up. "This is my fourth pageant and I was first runner-up before," said Maddox. "I plan to run again next year."
Courtney Champion wore green and black in high school, and Jangy Addy wore dark blue, but both are faring well in Tennessee orange.
DACULA - Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks and Dacula City Council members Thursday passed a resolution to petition the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, county and state departments of transportation and the Georgia General Assembly for help with funding necessary infrastructure projects."We have traffic problems everywhere," Wilbanks said. Several streets in Dacula are county and state thoroughfares, and the city can't make the needed improvements alone, according to Councilman Tim Montgomery. With the population of Dacula projected to double in three years, the city is facing a public safety and economic crisis with the current infrastructure. City funds allocated from 2005 SPLOST revenue are being spent to improve traffic flow along Harbins Road and Tanner Road, to widen McMillan Road (a connector from Harbins Road to Winder Highway). "Most of the complaints I hear are from people both inside and outside the city limits, concerning traffic issues related to county and state roads, over which the City Council has little control," said Montgomery. "Without some action, the city will probably have to consider a one-way north loop on Dacula Road to provide for school safety and general traffic flow, assuming Gwinnett County might allow this on a county road." According to both Montgomery and Wilbanks, with few exceptions, Gwinnett County has done no infrastructure improvements in Dacula for 40 years. City officials are asking the county and state for assistance with improvements along Harbins Road, Dacula Road and Winder Highway as well as widening or replacing the bridge over the CSX Railroad. Rezoning approved Edouard Saint-Flavien requested the rezoning of .199 acres on U.S. Highway 29, where the old Dacula General Store is, to accommodate his tire sales/auto repair business. Saint-Flavien plans to operate his business between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Saint-Flavien also plans to open a convenience store on the same property in the future, at which time he will have to petition City Council again to adjust his hours of operation.
MACON - Imagine what the score would have been if Maya Moore had scored in all four quarters.
I must confess that there have been days when I wasn't sure if Rep. Bobby Franklin's elevator stopped on every floor. The Cobb County Republican can think up some pretty goofy stuff - even for a member of the Georgia General Assembly - that makes you wonder if he needs a day job or if he is just pulling our leg.Last year, Franklin's claim to fame was his valiant effort to have red clay declared Georgia's "official dirt." Sadly, the measure failed, and we are all dirt poorer for that.
DULUTH - If the Arena at Gwinnett Center is to be filled for the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament championship game Sunday night, the perfect matchup is needed.
ATLANTA - Justice French went five innings, gave up no runs and two hits and struck out eight to help Collins Hill defeat Marist 11-0 and win its first game of the season.
ST. SIMONS ISLANDSUGAR HILL BETHLEHEM MCDANIEL, VERA Vera Mattie McDaniel, age 94, of Bethlehem, GA, passed away March 1, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.* BUFORD MINARDI, BERNADETTE Bernadette Janice Minardi, age 68, of Buford, GA, passed away March 2, 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.* RUSIN, ADELINE Adeline E. Rusin, age 83, of Buford, died Thursday, March 1, 2007. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345. Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.* DULUTH TURNER, THOMAS Thomas M. Turner, 68, of Duluth, died March 1, 2007. He is a direct cremation. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.* FLOWERY BRANCH PASSMORE, JOHN John James Passmore, age 18, of Coker Drive, Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Thursday, March 1, 2007 at Emory University Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 pm Monday, March 5, 2007 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Reverend Nathan Martin will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5-9 pm Saturday, March 3, 2007 and 5-9 pm Sunday, March 4, 2007 at the funeral home. Mr. Passmore was born in Gwinnett County but had lived in Hall County most of his life. He attended Flowery Branch High School and was an avid Nascar fan. He also loved video games. Mr. Passmore was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Leigh Anne Passmore and Karen Passmore. Mr. Passmore is survived by his father and step-mother, Johnny and Marilyn Passmore, Flowery Branch; mother and step-father, Deborah Passmore and Bill Sewell, Lawrenceville; grandparents, James and Betty Passmore, Homer; Willene Clinton, Buford; and Charlie Lee Loggins, Gainesville; and a number of aunts and uncles. Memorial Park Funeral Home of Gainesville, Georgia. GRAYSON JORDAN, CRAIG GYSGT. Craig S. Jordan, USMC RET., age 53, of Grayson, GA, passed away February 28, 2007. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.* JEFFERSON MCMULLAN, FAYE Mrs. Faye Knott McMullan, age 75 of Jefferson, Georgia, died Thursday, March 1, 2007. The body was cremated, a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Evans Funeral Home, Inc., Jefferson, Georgia, 706-367-5467.* LAWRENCEVILLE DAVIS, JEWELL Jewell Hannah Davis, age 89, of Lawrenceville, GA, died March 2, 2007. She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Roy Amicus Davis; daughter, Charlotte Davis Giddens; son, Ronnie Davis and grandson, Donald Wayne Davis. Mrs. Davis is survived by her son, Wendell & Phyllis Davis of Lawrenceville, GA; son, Wayne & Barbara Davis of Jefferson, GA; daughter, Lynne' & Mike Butler of Dacula, GA; son, Allen & Anita Giddens of Lawrenceville, GA; son, Kevin & Kendra Giddens of Jefferson, GA; brother, Early S. Hannah, Jr. of Lawrenceville, GA; sisters, Dovie Caudell of Lawrenceville, GA, Betty & Tunney Elkins of Macon, GA; grandchildren, Rowdy Davis, Lance Davis, Ralph Davis, Jason Davis, Andrew Davis, Michael Butler, James Butler, Jordan Gilleland, Mattie Smith, Sarah Kate Giddens, and great grandchildren, Jackson Davis, Tucker Davis, Brady Davis, Carson Davis & Morgan Berkhan. Mrs. Davis was born in Gwinnett County on January 16, 1918 the daughter of Early & Debbie Hannah. She was a 60+ year member of Prospect United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Prospect United Methodist Women. She was a devoted mother, wife and grandmother and was known for her wonderful cooking and especially her pecan pies. She was retired from the Gwinnett County Public School System. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 2:30 PM at Prospect United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Turrentine and Rev. Grady Mosley officiating. Interment at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4 to 8 PM at Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com . KINNEY, JEWELL Jewell Kinney, age 90 of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, March 2, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 5:00 PM, Sunday, March 4, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Chaplain Samuel Parsons will officiate. Burial Oakland Community Cemetery, Lawrenceville. A member of New Hope Christian Church, Mrs. Kinney is survived by: Children: Mary Oakes, Judy & Rick Bishop; Sisters: Betty Sue Coker, Anita Cain; Grandchildren: Tim Oakes, Renee Haney, all of Lawrenceville; Great Grandchildren: Kyle Oakes, Ashley Waldrip, Alexis Haney, Nicholas Haney, Joshua Haney; Several Nieces & Nephews. Family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Saturday, March 3, 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 . REEVES, BILL Bill Reeves, age 77 of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, March 1, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 4, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Phil Connell will officiate. Burial Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. A member of Central Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, Mr. Reeves is survived by: Children: Billy & Lisa Reeves, Richard "Dickie" Reeves, Jimmie Lee Reeves, all of Lawrenceville; Grandchildren: Christy Chapman, Vicki Reeves, Heather Reeves, Wendell Reeves, Megan Poetter, Chelsey Poetter; Great Grandchildren: Jessica Pilgrim, Riley Chapman, Jacob Chapman, Brent Price, & Dakota Price. Family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-9 PM, Saturday, March 3, 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 . LOGANVILLE LANGSTON, MIKE Mike Langston, age 56, of Loganville, died Thursday, March 1, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .* NORCROSS GARNER, HERBERT Herbert Garner, 71, of Norcross, died March 2, 2007. Funeral arrangements pending. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.* SNELLVILLE HARROLD, DAVID LEE David Lee Harrold, age 62, of Snellville, died Wednesday, February 28, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewarfh.com.* ST. SIMONS ISLAND HORTMAN, IVAN Ivan Rupert Hortman, age 69 of St. Simons Island, Georgia, died Thursday, March 1, 2007. Masonic Graveside Services will be held 4:00 PM, Sunday, March 4, 2007 at Cobb Suncrest Memorial Gardens, Moultrie, Georgia. Rev. Pete Grice and L.C. Givens will officiate. Mr. Hortman lived in Gwinnett County for 48 years and recently retired to St. Simons Island, Georgia. He is survived by: Wife: Ree McGee Hortman, St. Simons Island; Children: Kenneth Rupert & Angela Hall Hortman, Dacula, Tony Randall & Shelba Givens Hortman, Homer, Regina Ann & Timothy Peevy, Dacula; Grandchildren: Benjamin Rupert Hortman, Brandon Tony Hortman, Britney Jean Hortman, Rhiannon Leigh & Mike Herren, Jessica Ann Peevy, Daniel Timothy Peevy; Mother: Dorothy Ellen Bridwell Hortman, Winder; Brothers: Danny David Hortman, Dacula, Darrell Lyndon Hortman, Carnesville; Sisters: Dorothy Lee Newton, Oak Harbor, WA, Jackie Hortman Lee, Henderson, NC. Family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Saturday, March 3, 2007 at the Cobb Funeral Chapel, Moultrie, Georgia, 229-985-3704. Local arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com . SUGAR HILL BENSON, JOHN Mr. John Robert Benson, Sr., age 78, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away on March 2, 2007. He was preceded in death by his step-daughter, Jackie Hann; great granddaughter, Kimberly Jones; and sister, Mattie Knight. Surviving are: Wife of 36 Years: Mrs. Lois Benson, Sugar Hill, GA; Daughter and Son-in-Law: Lenora and Ron Tobeck, Arcade, GA; Son: Johnny Benson, Arcade, GA; Step-Daughter: Jimmie and Ron Taylor, Sugar Hill, GA; Son-in-Law: Allan Hann, Buford, GA; Eight Grandchildren; Ten Great Grandchildren; Sisters and Brothers-in-Law: Mildred and Harlan Merritt, Lexington, SC, Sylvia and Garland Garner, Cumming, GA; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Benson was born on May 7, 1928 in Nashville, GA. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was retired from Gwinnett County Correctional Institution in Lawrenceville, GA. He was a member and Elder in the Buford Church of God. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Edward Davenport officiating. Interment in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Gainesville, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. SUDDERTH, HENRY Mr. Henry Grady Sudderth, age 79, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away on March 2, 2007. Surviving are: Wife of 58 Years: Sara Brock Sudderth, Sugar Hill, GA; Children: Ray and Cheryl Sudderth, Buford, GA, Richard and Wansley Sudderth, Pendergrass, GA, Kay and Barry Daniel, Maysville, GA; Grandchildren: Christy Miller, Michelle and Clinton Worthy, Wendy Sudderth, Shane and Trinny Sudderth, Lindsay Daniel, Stephen Daniel; Six Great Grandchildren; Brothers and Sisters: Glad and Ann Sudderth, Billy and Barbara Sudderth, Winton and Trellis Sudderth, Wynell and Milton Pitts, Barbara and Sammy Pass; Sisters-in-Law: Jeanette Mauldin, Linda Gillespie; Numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Sudderth was a lifelong resident of Gwinnett County, GA, and was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church, Buford, GA. He was employed by Alcan Cable for 18 years where he was elected employee of the year for 1981 and employee of the month several times. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. Interment in Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the American Kidney Fund, 72 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303 in memory of Henry Grady Sudderth. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
MILLEDGEVILLE - A former municipal court judge was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday night after a jury found him guilty of child molestation and statutory rape.
SNELLVILLE - Gwinnett County police seized another batch of marijuana plants Thursday evening and arrested five more people in connection with growing and trafficking the drug.This is the fourth home in the county where the plants have been found this week, and more busts could come soon.
MARIETTA - Two Gwinnett County Public Schools graduates were arrested Thursday night in connection with the theft of money from a bank in a supermarket in Cobb County.The heist made international headlines after a surveillance video showed two young women in sunglasses smiling during an apparent holdup.
Instead of complaints, think about victims of reckless drinkingI'm a little taken back when someone complains about not having liquor sales on Sunday. Is it really about individual freedom and the religious right forcing morality on them, or is it about the fear of running out of booze on Saturday with no way to get more on Sunday? Stop by any grocery store on Friday evening and watch the "party-hardy" buying up beer like there is no tomorrow. I'd be surprised if there's a drop left to sell on Sunday.