News for Friday, March 30, 2007

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Firefighters locate body near blazes

WINDER - Barrow County firefighters discovered a man's body about 10 a.m. Thursday while responding to a call.

State House members angry with Senate's changes to budget

DULUTH - Gwinnett's House members expressed anger Thursday at a recent move by the Senate to gut the state's supplemental 2007 budget.

Count in Atlanta area nears record high

LAWRENCEVILLE - It's everywhere - on cars, buildings, roadways, even pets. Pollen has made it to Gwinnett and experts say it's some of the worst they've seen.

Pollen's a fallin'

Gladiators clinch playoff berth with win over Stingrays

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators clinched a playoff berth by beating South Carolina 5-3 on Thursday before a sparse but lively crowd at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Housing slump expected to keep economy sluggish

WASHINGTON - After ending 2006 lethargically, the economy is expected to remain sluggish most of this year as businesses and consumers cope with fallout from the painful housing slump.

Prep Roundup: Dashiell scores 50th goal in Collins Hill 3-0 victory

SUWANEE - Collins Hill's all-time goal-scorer Sara Dashiell scored her 50th career goal to help the Eagles shut out North Gwinnett 3-0 on Thursday.

Lack of respect for fire burns me up

Stay in newspapering long enough and you're bound to see the same stories repeat themselves.

Police and fire reports

Vehicles' catalytic

converters stolen

•SNELLVILLE - Owners of two Snellville automotive dealerships said someone has been stealing part from their vehicles.

Korean companies sign on for high-rise construction

DULUTH - Two Korean-based companies have signed on for the construction phase of Gwinnett's first residential high-rise towers.

OBITUARIES

FLOWERY BRANCH

SCHNEIDER,

MARGARET

Margaret Jean Schneider, age 74, of Flowery Branch, GA, died Wednesday, March 28, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*

LAWRENCEVILLE

JOHNSON, ALICE

Alice Stone Johnson, age 80 of Lawrenceville, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007. Graveside Services will be held 10 AM Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville, with a Memorial Service at 1 PM at Lawrenceville First Baptist Church Chapel. Rev. W. C. Corley will officiate. A reception & visitation will follow after services in the Church Fellowship Hall. Mrs. Johnson was a bookkeeper with Johnson & Son Hardware Store and a member of Lawrenceville First Baptist Church. She graduated from University of Georgia with a Masters Degree, was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society, received Volunteer of the year award, a member of Daughters of American Revolution (DAR), taught school at Bethesda High & Old Grayson High School, a member of Sun City Bunka Club, Lawrenceville Garden Club and American Association of University Women (AAUW). Mrs. Johnson is preceded in death by her Daughter: Mary Jane Johnson; Brother: John Fulton Stone; Sister: Louise Aldrich. She is survived by: Husband: Richard Doyle Johnson, Sr.; Children: Richard Doyle Johnson, Jr., John S. & Susan Johnson, all of Lawrenceville; grandchildren: Shannon L. & Rob Lewis, Lawrenceville, Kevin L. & Danielle Johnson, Covington, Eric L. Johnson, Lawrenceville; Great Grandchildren: Lexi, Taylor & Reagan Lewis, Lawrenceville, Brannon Johnson, Covington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, Gwinnett Unit, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, Georgia 30097. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .

LOGANVILLE

MOSLEY, KEN

Ken Mosley, age 63, of Loganville, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2007. Celebration Home Going Services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Snellville First Baptist Church. Dr. Ron Davidson & Pastor Ronnie Kendall will officiate. Burial Lawnwood Memorial Park, Covington. After graduating from Westport High School in Kansas City, MO in 1961, Mr. Mosley served in the U.S. Marine Corp. Following his employment as a barber, he served with Youth for Christ. He received his undergraduate degree in Theology from BBC, Springfield, MO, his Masters Degree in Theology from Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC, and his Doctor of Ministry from Bethany Theological Seminary, Dothan, AL. After Pastoring in Missouri & Ohio, Ken worked in car sales for many years. He played the French Horn at First Baptist Church of Snellville for 15 years. He was a faithful husband for 42 years, a devoted father for 33 years and a true servant of his Lord Jesus Christ. Mr. Mosley is survived by his Wife: Karen Mosley; Children: Kristen & Andrew Fagan, Keith Mosley, all of Loganville; Parents: Russel & Jane Mosley, Lee Summit, MO; Brother: Jeff Mosley, Canton, GA; Sisters: Judy Breinig, Vicki Boyd, Dianna Orrison, all of Kansas City, MO; Grandchildren: Brianna, Joshua, Nicholas Fagan, Daniel Kenneth will arrive in July; several Nieces & Nephews. Family will receive friends from 6-9 PM Friday, March 30, 2007 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .

PENSACOLA, FL

FOARD, WYATTE

Wyatte Fleming Foard, Jr., age 74, of Pensacola, FL, died Tuesday, March 27, 2007. Services to be held at a later date. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*

SNELLVILLE

AYCOCK, NANCY

Nancy Parcell Aycock, age 85, of Snellville, GA. died March 28, 2007 with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton H. (Cotton) Aycock. She is survived by her son, J. Michael Aycock and his partner Barry Baker; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat Kimbell and Glenn White, Carol & Buel Warden; sister, Sarah & Bill Howard; Grandchildren, Matthew Aycock & wife Sherry, Scott Kimbell & wife Leslie; Great Grandchildren, Hailey & Taylor Aycock. Nancy was born in Roanoke, VA on January 21, 1922. After the death of her father, she and her siblings were raised at Barium Springs, an historic orphanage near Davidson College in NC. As a tribute to the school and the determination of the Parcell children they all went on to graduate from college. Nancy earned her degree in home economics. Nancy met her husband, "Cotton" in NC. He was a Capt. in the Air Force and a decorated pilot in the Pacific during WWII. They settled in GA where they raised their 3 children. Nancy loved teaching, playing golf, bridge and ushering at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. She was a volunteer for the VA Hospital in Atlanta for many years and was a member of the Hannary Estates Garden Club. Her greatest loves were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who all live in Atlanta. Her life was full, happy and her family loved and adored her. Memorial Service will be held Sunday, April 1, 2007 at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel at 2:00 PM. The family will receive friends after the service at the home of Carol & Buel Warden. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Embracing Hospice, 2160 Fountain Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, or Third Creek Presbyterian Church, 2055 Third Creek Church Road, Cleveland, NC 27013. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, 120 Scenic Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770/963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

GIBSON, DAISY

Daisy Rowe Gibson, 93, of Snellville, formerly of Monroe, died March 28, 2007. A native of Walton County, she resided in Snellville where she made a difference in many children's lives in her work at church, nurseries and day care in her home. She was a charter member of White Oak Baptist Church, Lilburn. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday in White Oak Baptist Church in Lilburn. Rev. Danny Odum will officiate. Private interment services will be held. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law: Sylvia (Jim) Still of Lawrenceville and Ellie (Jack) Petty of Snellville; son: Lee Ben Gibson of Avondale Estates; brother: Thomas Rowe of Austell; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Le Dolf Gibson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 8 PM Friday. Those desiring may make contributions to White Oak Baptist Church, 1352 Martin Nash Rd., Lilburn, GA 30047. Arthur Bowick, Inc. Funeral Directors, Monroe, GA.

RAINES, MORRIS

Morris Lloyd Raines, age 77 of Snellville, died Thursday, March 29, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Friday, March 30, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Dr. Fred Musser and Rev. Fritz Musser will officiate. Burial Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. A member of the Tabernacle International Church, Lawrenceville, Mr. Raines retired after 21 years of service with the Air Force, as Master Sgt. He was an Air Force Recruiter and worked for the Civil Service. Mr. Raines was a substitute teacher at Grayson, Shiloh, Brookwood, and South Gwinnett High Schools. He also retired from Sears at Gwinnett Place Mall and had a B.S. from Austin Peay University in Clarksville, TN. Mr. Raines is survived by: Wife: Betty L. Raines, Snellville; Children: Morris Lee & Jane Raines, Cynthia Anne & Johnny Binkley, all of Franklin, NC; Sisters: Phyllis Babb, Hopkinsville, KY, Peggy Smith, Evansville, IN, Nina Gail Bishop, CA; 4 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .

SUWANEE

MEANS, DOROTHEA

Dorothea Mary Winters Means, age 86, of Suwanee, GA, passed away March 29, 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.*

No. 8, 9 hitters spark Buford past Wesleyan

BUFORD - The bottom of Buford's lineup lifted it to the top of the Region 6-AA standings on Tuesday night.

School briefly goes into a soft lockdown

LAWRENCEVILLE - Creekland Middle School locked its doors Thursday afternoon, keeping students inside while the Gwinnett County Police Department addressed an incident nearby, school system officials said.

Annexation case goes to General Assembly

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Georgia General Assembly could do away with controversial annexations in Auburn even before a lawsuit is settled on the issue.

sports calendar

Baseball

March 24: The Auburn Dixie Youth baseball and softball teams will host their opening day March 24. Activities provided by Braves Around Town. Activities are only for Auburn Dixie Youth players and their siblings only. For more information call 678-887-5702, e-mail auburndixieyouth@yahoo.com or online at www.eteamz.com/auburndixieyouth.

Police look for 2 women in Waffle House robbery

NORCROSS - Investigators continue to look for two woman who robbed a Norcross Waffle House on Wednesday morning.

Back again

Following the Yellow Brick Road

Getting to Know ... Jeff Olson

Jeff Olson, 30, is the vice president of consumer marketing for the Golin Harris public relations firm in Chicago and recently completed his fifth straight year of serving as the media director for the McDonald's All-American game. Nobody during that span has gotten to know as many All-Americans as Olson has.

South hires new AD, boys hoops coach

South Gwinnett announced the hiring of a new head boys basketball coach and a new athletics and activities director on Thursday.

The school hired Southwest Macon's Emmett Rouse as its new boys basketball coach and tabbed Mike Watkins, currently an assistant principal at South, as its new AD. Both hirings were confirmed by Phil Davidson, the Comets' AD through the end of the school year.

GAC hangs on for shutout win

NORCROSS - Cliff Shelton praised Holy Innocents' Mark Grimm, calling him the "best pitcher I've seen this season."

Girl, 15, raped in her home

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STONE MOUNTAIN - Police continue to look for a man who beat and raped a Stone Mountain teen Wednesday.

Lilburn's stand against absurdity refreshing

Lilburn city officials have been on the radar for a while for their desire to rid the town of karaoke and pool. Actually, they don't want to do away with eight ball and bad Shania Twain impersonations. They simply want business owners to decide whether they want to offer their patrons a microphone and a pool cue or booze.

Buford girls soccer living up to expectations

After making the playoffs for the first time in school history last year, the Buford girls soccer team had a lot of high expectations this season.

Locals honored for sportmanship

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation and the Gwinnett Sports Commission teamed up to honor locals for their contributions to youth athletics at the annual Sportsmanship in Gwinnett banquet.

Panel OKs cable competition

ATLANTA - Georgians would get more cable TV programming choices at a lower price under legislation expected to reach the Senate floor early next month, supporters said Thursday.

Arena announces Star Fest lineup for June 2 event

Staff Intern

DULUTH - "American Idol" fans, get ready. Atlanta radio station Star 94 is bringing "Idol" alums Chris Daughtry and Katharine McPhee to the Arena at Gwinnett Center as part of this year's Star Fest. The two idols will be accompanied by veteran performers Dashboard Confessional and newcomers Augustana at the June 2 event.

Courthouse security X-ray machines reveal gun in bag

LAWRENCEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies confiscated a gun at a security checkpoint at the entrance of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center - the first firearm to be taken since security was spread to the entire building following the Fulton County Courthouse shootings in 2005.

Morris Raines

Morris Lloyd Raines, age 77 of Snellville, died Thursday, March 29, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Friday, March 30, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Ken Mosley

Ken Mosley, age 63, of Loganville, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2007. Celebration Home Going Services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Snellville First Baptist Church ...

Alice Johnson

Alice Stone Johnson, age 80 of Lawrenceville, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007. Graveside Services will be held 10 AM Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville, with ...

Margaret Schneider

Margaret Jean Schneider, age 74, of Flowery Branch, GA, died Wednesday, March 28, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Dorothea Means

Dorothea Mary Winters Means, age 86, of Suwanee, GA, passed away March 29, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Wyatte Foard, Jr.

Wyatte Fleming Foard, Jr., age 74, of Pensacola, FL, died Tuesday, March 27, 2007. Services to be held at a later date. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel ...