News for Sunday, November 11, 2007

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6 U.S. deaths make '07 deadliest since '01 in Afghanistan

'Grandpa Bandit' arrested in Perry

An alleged serial bank robber dubbed the "Grandpa Bandit" was arrested this weekend.

Good Works: Lawrenceville woman honored as volunteer of the year

Are you aware of an event or project that benefits our community? Contact Anna Ferguson at 770-963-9205, ext. 1308, or anna.ferguson@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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Couple not strangers to restoring old buildings

BUFORD - Cheryl Bowlin and her husband Richard McMahan have a love for old buildings.

Community calendar

Send items for the Community Calendar to calendar@gwinnettdailypost.com or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. Please include event name, address, phone number and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.

Barrow DA proud of being a foster parent

In May, Richard Bridgeman was sworn in as the first new district attorney on the Piedmont Judicial Circuit, which covers Barrow County, in more than 25 years. Bridgeman, a graduate of Emory Law School, replaced Tim Madison, who resigned in the midst of allegations of wrongdoing.

Channel your inner rock star 'Guitar Hero' attracts gamers, nongamers in equal measure

Eric Clapton. Stevie Ray Vaughn. Kirk Hammett. John Frusciante.

People helping people: Many make gift of giving a holiday family tradition

The holiday season is a magical time when we search our hearts and think of those who are dear to us, those we love and those who have made a positive impact in our lives.

Health board poised to bypass lawmakers on CON exemption

Last spring, supporters of reforming how Georgia regulates where hospitals and other health care facilities can be built were resigned to taking another crack at convincing the legislature to approve the overhaul.

Gladiators fall to Texas in shootout

By Christine Troyke

Marketplace

SBA loans to help drought victims

True crime author to speak at Gwinnett college today

Ann Rule receives thousands of e-mails every day. As the author of more than 28 true crime novels, Rule is sent countless story ideas from all corners of the country.

Road closures

' Arcado Road at Lilburn Stone Mountain Road will require intermittent lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through November for intersection improvements.

Veterans program 'highlight of the year' at school

DULUTH - Some hid in foxholes and dodged bullets on the front line. Others flew overhead, praying for their safety from the missiles launched below. Some didn't have spectacular stories but were proud to have served this country.

Vietnam Memorial to turn 25 Offerings still pile up at foot of wall

WASHINGTON - They are lined up like footnotes to the names etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial's polished black granite, leaning against its base, some a collective tribute to the fallen, others bearing a message for just one of the dead.

Everson to participate in rain prayer vigil

In the midst of a drought, Melvin Everson has been praying for rain. He's been crying out to the Lord when he mows his lawn and from the pulpit on Sundays.

County to hold 2 forums on new school boundaries

SUWANEE - The community will have the chance this week to address the Gwinnett County Board of Education about the proposed boundaries for several new schools opening in the next two years.

Parkview wins Junior ROTC competition

LAWRENCEVILLE - Parkview High School's Marine Corps Junior ROTC team knocked Shiloh High School off its four-year throne.

Fire chief thanks Winder for patience on burn ban

WINDER - The leaf piles, how they accumulate.

Night of lights Duluth hosts traditional Indian celebration

DULUTH - White tents filled with patrons offering traditional Indian henna tattoos, pottery and jewelry littered the grounds of Taylor Memorial Park in Duluth on Saturday night.

Coming home means most to veterans

Coming home. Only someone who has served in the military really knows what that means.

Eagle sweep Collins Hill, Wesleyan boys claim state crowns

CARROLLTON - One Gwinnett County dynasty was extended while another came to an end at the state boys cross country meet Saturday at Carrollton High School.

Arthur Conan Doyle's letters focus on family life

'Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters' (The Penguin Press. 608 pages. $37.95), edited by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower and Charles Foley.

Coming to a neighborhood near you: Development permits

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS:

'I wish I could have known him' Historic Courthouse holds first service honoring local veterans

LAWRENCEVILLE - Though the Vietnam and Korean wars are battles of the past, the memories of those courageous struggles still remain rich in the minds of many war veterans that attended a Veterans Day program in downtown Lawrenceville on Saturday morning.

Georgia looking to become ethanol hot spot Tree supply makes state natural fit for fledgling industry

SOPERTON - When Colorado-based Range Fuels started looking for a suitable site to build the nation's first cellulose-based ethanol plant, Georgia came calling.

County to consider water fines

LAWRENCEVILLE - Water wasters will be hit with fines and surcharges if commissioners pass a proposed conservation resolution Tuesday.

Gwinnett gab

Pinckneyville Park group taking trip to Coke museum

Coming to a neighborhood near you: Action taken

CASES - ACTION TAKEN: The following action was taken by the Gwinnett Planning Commission on Nov. 6. Those zoning requests not tabled will be forwarded with a recommendation to the County Commission for a final vote Nov. 27 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.

Political Notebook: Everson to participate in rain prayer vigil

In the midst of a drought, Melvin Everson has been praying for rain. He's been crying out to the Lord when he mows his lawn and from the pulpit on Sundays.

Lawrenceville woman honored as volunteer of the year

Are you aware of an event or project that benefits our community? Contact Anna Ferguson at 770-963-9205, ext. 1308, or anna.ferguson@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Lilburn plans Veterans Day concert, ceremony

LILBURN - Flags will be waved to the beat, as Lilburn honors its veterans today.

Holiday alternatives Thanksgiving travel doesn't always lead home to family

NEW YORK - Thanksgiving is always one of the busiest travel times of the year. But not everybody is heading home to mom. Some folks go skiing, some head to Orlando or Vegas, others cram the streets of New York and Chicago to watch parades. And some far-flung families gather at a hotel instead of grandma's house.

Our view: Important for us to say 'thank you'

It's a simple gesture, to say 'thank you.' It can be done in a multitude of ways. Besides just saying it, you can shake someone's hand, give them a smile, a wave, a thumbs up or a pat on their back. Applause and salutes work, too.

'You don't want people to forget' Five soldiers to be added to memorial

LAWRENCEVILLE - Bonnie Lou Schreiner has her son's Purple Heart, and next week she'll receive his Bronze Star.

Lake Lanier to waive fees for veterans, service members today

BUFORD - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is waiving fees today at its recreation areas nationwide for veterans, service members and their families.

MSNBC has a strange view of talent to be courting Rosie

What are we to make of the fact that NBC News wanted to hire Rosie O'Donnell as a show host? Was Hugo Chavez not available? What the heck is going on?

Water meters being locked as last resort

LAWRENCEVILLE - The last time there was a drought, Deputy Water Resources Director Ron Peters said he had to deal with numerous complaints about people washing their cars.

Community connection: Barrow DA proud of being a foster parent

In May, Richard Bridgeman was sworn in as the first new district attorney on the Piedmont Judicial Circuit, which covers Barrow County, in more than 25 years. Bridgeman, a graduate of Emory Law School, replaced Tim Madison, who resigned in the midst of allegations of wrongdoing.

Must read: Author Norman Mailer dead at age 84

NEW YORK - Norman Mailer, the pugnacious prince of American letters who for decades reigned as the country's literary conscience and provocateur with such books as 'The Naked and the Dead' and 'The Executioner's Song,' has died at the age of 84.

Time to find ways to be more green

Several readers have pointed out that last week's column was lamer than usual. I accept the criticism but insist that my poor performance was due to man-made global warming.

Loganville to sell off its gray water

LOGANVILLE - Councilman Ray Nunley, Loganville's Public Utilities Committee chairman, got the go-ahead Thursday night for the city to sell effluent, or gray, water to contractors and other businesses at a reduced price.

First-hand accounts from nation's veterans remain priceless

If you have ever tuned into C-SPAN covering a policy debate on the floor of the House of Representatives or Senate, you know that elected officials like to talk. In this column, I hope that the story can be told through the voices of others - our veterans.

Clean and Beautiful chooses new slogan

LAWRENCEVILLE - A better tomorrow begins today.

People briefs

Thanksgiving parade to kick off with new song

Commissioners to hear report on using impact fees

WINDER - Barrow County is building a number of high-dollar projects, including a new courthouse/jail/sheriff's office facility, a new animal shelter and a cultural arts center.

Pageant celebrates 50 years

LAWRENCEVILLE - Several lucky girls will earn scholarship money Saturday, following a 50-year-old Gwinnett County tradition.

Nation briefs

Stepfather, friend charged in death of 9-year-old girl

Many make gift of giving a holiday family tradition

The holiday season is a magical time when we search our hearts and think of those who are dear to us, those we love and those who have made a positive impact in our lives.

Good news from schools: South fundraiser to help injured football player

The third annual Taste of South Gwinnett raises money for the marching band and chorus and drama groups. This year, some money raised at the event will help support Arquevious Crane, the football player injured earlier this year in a junior varsity game.

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