News for Saturday, November 10, 2007


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Helen Asaije

July 12, 1945 – October 24, 2007 With gratitude to God for a life well spent, we announce the death of our dear mother, sister, auntie, grandmother, and great friend ...

Rondell Durrell Deal, Sr.

Rondell Durrell Deal, Sr., age 68, of Dacula, GA, passed away Friday, November 9, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign ...

Wynell Holcomb Samples

Wynell Holcomb Samples, age 87 of Dacula passed away November 9, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband Clifton T. Samples and son C. T. Samples. She is ...

Clarance Donald Howard

Clarance Donald Howard, 83, of Buford, born November 11. 1923, passed away November 9, 2007 at Peachtree Christian Hospice Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held ...

John Raymond Biles, Jr.

John Raymond Biles, Jr., of Snellville, GA, passed away Friday, November 9, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest ...

Peggy Harrison

Mrs. Peggy Harrison, age 60, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2007. She is survived by her: Husband of 38 years: Mr. Lonnie L. Harrison, Buford, GA ...

Michael Douglas Dooley

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mr. Michael Douglas Dooley, age 57, of Braselton, who passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2007. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home ...

Lovin - Olson

Jane and Don Harvey of Chattanooga, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Jane Lovin of Lawrenceville, to Lorrin Jacob Olson of Athens, son of Brent and Karen Olson of Shippenville, Pa.

Winder-Barrow 17, Alcovy 10

COVINGTON - Greg Dixon completed a 38-yard touchdown pass to Taylor

South Gwinnett 43, Meadowcreek 6

SNELLVILLE - Despite facing what appeared to be a mismatch on paper as a

To the editor: How do real 'men of God' prey on the disadvantaged?

Maybe it's time to take the 'angelic' out of evangelical. I have felt for a long time that some of those radio and television preachers were making a mockery of the term "men of God" by taking advantage of the good people who put their faith ... and their money in their ever out-stretched greedy hands.

Cedar Shoals 19, Dacula 16

ATHENS - Dacula saw its hopes of making it to the Class AAAA state

A few ideas for Perdue during the water crisis

Dear Gov. Perdue:

Veterans the life and blood of our nation

The very first ones vowed to be ready to fight at a minute's notice. They got that notice on a cold April morning in 1775.

Finnie - Dartt

John Finnie and Karen Leigh Finnie of Exton, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lydia Finnie of Grayson, to Michael Dartt of Snellville, son of Stephen Dartt and Phyllis Dartt of Lilburn.

Voices of faith: Grayson pastor has a passion for serving Gwinnett's less fortunate

The Rev. Matt Henning is the founding pastor of Community of Grace Lutheran Church in Grayson.

Sometimes the best birthday gifts of all are to ourselves

This year, I decided, the birthday present I most wanted was to not get in my annual argument with Mama. So, I gave it to myself.

Yellow Jackets look poised for strong finish

DURHAM, N.C. - Georgia Tech entered the season with hopes of returning to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. That goal is now gone, but the Yellow Jackets still look poised for a strong finish to the regular season anyway.

McMillan - Bomar

Martin and JoAnn McMillan of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Elizabeth McMillan of Jacksonville, Fla., to Lt. Aaron R. Bomar of Jacksonville, Fla., son of Sam and Linda Bomar of Charlotte, N.C.

GBI investigating Barrow woman's death Police: Deputy shot victim after she pointed gun at him

BETHLEHEM - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is examining an incident in which a Barrow County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a woman who reportedly threatened him with a shotgun.

Spiritual calendar


'We need to change' Elementary school leading the way in water conservation

NORCROSS - At Beaver Ridge Elementary School, students and staff know every drop counts.

Diwali revelry will light up sky in Duluth

In a memorable episode of NBC's "The Office" last fall, inept regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) described Diwali to a conference room of his subordinates as "essentially a Hindu Halloween."

Sellers - Hamby

Melissa Dawn Sellers and David Michael Hamby were married July 7 at Yadkin Baptist Church in Patterson, N.C. The Rev. Robert Livingston officiated the ceremony.

Owings brings home Silver Slugger honors

The winner of the Silver Slugger award for National League pitchers will certainly come as no surprise to anyone who was at Atlanta's Turner Field on Aug. 18.

Sycamore Elementary students salute veterans

SUGAR HILL - Linda Cashion knows how much it means for her father, an Army veteran who served in the Korean conflict, to be honored on Veterans Day.

Apalachee 20, Oconee 19

WINDER - Needing a win and some help from Monroe Area, Apalachee got

Miles, Broncos surge past Parkview Third-quarter charge pushes Brookwood to 28-3 victory over Lilburn rival

LILBURN - Kenny Miles was a little surprised when he heard his rushing total after Friday's game against Parkview.

Two for Blue No. 6 Norcross upends No. 2 North to win second consecutive 7-AAAAA title

NORCROSS - Dion Dubose didn't want to take his helmet off and D.J. Adams couldn't stop smiling.

Couple wanted in rape Snellville husband, wife charged with encouraging minor

SNELLVILLE - A Snellville couple is wanted in connection with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to arrest warrants filed this week.

A new move Nonprofit helps women escape from adult entertainment industry

It seems, with a story like this, laughing would be the last thing to come to her mind. But Victoria Teague is surprisingly candid about the whole ordeal. For her, laughter is precisely what is needed.

Peachtree Ridge 46, Duluth 14

SUWANEE - Peachtree Ridge wrapped up its playoff spot last week, so with

Central Gwinnett 35, Shiloh 27

SNELLVILLE - Next year can't get here soon enough for Central Gwinnett.

GAC 10, Holy Innocents' 6

NORCROSS - A three-game losing steak at midseason is now nothing more

Merck agrees to $4.85B Vioxx settlement

TRENTON, N.J. - Merck & Co. said Friday it will pay $4.85 billion to end thousands of state and federal lawsuits over its painkiller Vioxx in one of the largest drug settlements ever.

Wesleyan 44, Walker 14

NORCROSS - The Wesleyan Wolves missed the playoffs for the first time in

Grayson pastor has a passion for serving Gwinnett's less fortunate

The Rev. Matt Henning is the founding pastor of Community of Grace Lutheran Church in Grayson.

Collins Hill 10, South Forsyth 3

CUMMING - The Collins Hill defense intercepted South Forsyth quarterback

Dacula to move back up to Class AAAAA in '08

Starting next fall, athletic teams from all of the Gwinnett County School System's current schools will be playing on the same level.

Military News

Kristopher K. Swanson has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Swanson is the son of Kent and Rosary Swanson of Lawrenceville. He is a 2007 graduate of Central Gwinnett High School.

Alleged gang members arrested in beating case

WINDER - Barrow County Sheriff's deputies arrested three men and a 15-year-old juvenile suspected in an assault that occurred Sunday.

Crook - Lopez

Amber Nicole Crook and Andres Lopez were married March 3 at the Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth. The Rev. Randall Knighton officiated the ceremony.

Giles - Ridgway

Dan and Suzanne Giles of Loveland, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Lanay Giles of Denver, to Brandon Michael Ridgway of Denver, son of Cynthia Marx of Lawrenceville and Michael Ridgway of Phoenix.

When someone you love is hurt, don't make it about you

"But, Mooommmmy, you promised!"

Hope Clinic recognizes area physicians for helping uninsured

DULUTH - A local nonprofit health clinic is on a mission to educate the community about the county's large uninsured population and in doing so are honoring a number of physicians with the same goal.

Local briefs

Norcross student arrested after school staff threatened

Theater of the Stars gets into holiday spirit with 'White Christmas'

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Atlanta, with the metro theater scene already getting into the spirit.

County to dip into reserves for 2008

LAWRENCEVILLE - For the first time in years, Gwinnett County government's operating expenses are expected to top the building program, and officials are going to have to tap into a reserve to cover the costs.

Norcross 24, North Gwinnett 14

NORCROSS - Dion Dubose didn't want to take his helmet off and D.J. Adams


Sept. 26

100th birthday

E.J. Daniel of Snellville turned 100 on Nov. 4.

Grayson 48, Berkmar 25

LILBURN - Even though Friday night's game had no bearing on the Region

Blue Devils' wideout Butler at another level

NORCROSS - This is getting pretty obvious.


ATLANTA - Buford's football team finally got a close game. The result

Police reports

Norcross student arrested after school staff threatened

UGA-Auburn game could be decided by Gwinnett grads

Gwinnett grads litter a number of football rosters in the Southeast, but very few matchups lately have brought as many locals together on the same field as Georgia and Auburn.

Sports briefs


Searching for signature scent is a struggle

Everywhere you turn, there's a celebrity hawking a new fragrance, a perfume or cologne that's meant to capture their very essence in a tiny bottle.

Stafford looks for another big showing

ATHENS - About this time a year ago, Matthew Stafford was a mess of a freshman quarterback. He wasn't always sure where to throw the ball. He was winging it with the play-calling. And his passes kept going to the wrong team.

AGCO reports sales growth

DULUTH - Duluth-based AGCO Corp. reported net sales for the third quarter of 2007 at $1.6 billion, an increase of 36.6 percent more than the same period last year.