News for Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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Charlotte Williams

Charlotte Nash Williams, age 81, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Tuesday morning, November 27, 2007. Arrangements are pending with The Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Dale Zingleman

Dale D. Zingleman, age 84, of Lilburn, Georgia, passed away November 24, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA, 30078, 770-979-5010, www.stewart-fh.com.

Sheila Tullis

Sheila Bruce Tullis, age 48, of Commerce, GA, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2007. Surviving are: Daughter: Christy D. Martin, Auburn, GA; Son: Kevin DeWayne Tullis, Lawrenceville, GA; Two ...

Frankie Tate

Mr. Frankie Bub Tate, age 66, of Buford, GA, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2007. Surviving are: Companion: Darlene Partee; Sisters: Betty Harless, Gainesville, GA, Brenda Carpenter, Stockbridge, MI ...

John Garner

Dr. John Allen Garner, 43, of 404 Pierpont Court, Canton, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2007 at Emory University Hospital. He was born in Atlanta on December 16, 1963 ...

Sharon Rabotte

Sharon Lynn Rabotte, age 21, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away November 23, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest ...

R.t. Patterson

Reuben Thomas (R.T.) Patterson, age 83 of Jefferson, formerly of Norcross, died Monday, November 26, 2007. Mr. Patterson operated a funeral home in Norcross and Lilburn until his retirement in ...

Evelyn Harris

Evelyn Davis Harris, age 85, passed away on November 23, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard H. Harris. She is survived by her daughter, Helen Harris ...

Teresa Bagwell

Mrs. Teresa Bagwell, age 52, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday, November 26, 2007. She was preceded in death by her father, Mitchell Tierce. She is survived by her ...

E. Douglas Woodyard

E. Douglas Woodyard Sr., of Jefferson, Georgia went home to be with our Lord this day, Monday, November 26, 2007. The body was cremated. Evans Funeral Home, 1350 Winder Hwy ...

To the editor: Second trial for convicted killer a waste of money

It seems to me that it is a waste of county taxpayer money to re-try a federally convicted murderer who is serving a 33-year sentence without parole for the same crimes. Yet last Wednesday's lead story ("Convicted killer faces second trial," Page 1A, Nov. 21) seemed to indicate the district attorney intends to do just that in order to clear the case.

Bank employees stop possible thief

NORCROSS - Bank employees refused to let a man inside the bank Monday morning prohibiting him from possibly robbing the business, police said.

Buford opts to stay in Class AA for now Wolves pondered move to AAA

Buford's athletic department officials waited until the last possible moment to make a tough decision, electing on Monday morning to stay in Class AA for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years instead of playing up a classification.

Holiday travel: It's no place like home

It wasn't long check-in lines, delays at the security gates or inclement weather that inspired Al Stillman. He never sat on a runway waiting and hoping for a gate to open up so he could get off a plane.

'06 MVP Campbell returns Two-time all-star back with Gwinnett

By Christine Troyke

Weather delays Ga. 20 work

LAWRENCEVILLE - Rainy weather has delayed today's planned traffic shift on Ga. Highway 20, transportation officials said Monday.

Streamline Nichols' trial so swift justice can be served

The noted political pundit Bill Shipp has recently opined that a highly publicized multiple killer, Brian Nichols, may be home for the holidays because the state denied him a speedy trial.

Nation Briefs

Weather helps firefighters contain Malibu blaze

Holiday travelers find busy airports Rain, fog in the East cause flight delays

ATLANTA - Rain and fog in the East caused delays for holiday travelers heading home Monday after the long Thanksgiving weekend and threatened to cause a ripple effect of bottlenecks elsewhere.

Lions moving on after questionable call

Video footage of a questionable call during last Friday's Peachtree Ridge-Roswell state playoff game has high school football fans around the state talking, but Lion head coach Bill Ballard said his team is moving on after the ruling that ended its season.

Prep Roundup: Covenant boys top Horizon

CUMMING - Jesse Seibel scored 18 points and pulled down 23 rebounds as Covenant Christian Academy beat Horizon Academy's basketball team in overtime 66-62.

Setting the bars high Unlikely warden leaving lasting impression on county prison

LAWRENCEVILLE - Jim Kraus was on a lunch break in 1978 when Hustler publisher Larry Flynt was ambushed at the county courthouse in Lawrenceville.

People Briefs

Prosecutor plans to introduce prior violations against T.I.

Officials to hold forum for parents of disabled children

LAWRENCEVILLE - State leaders and local nonprofits are inviting parents to attend a local forum discussing how to prepare disabled children for life after school.

Loganville man wins new Pontiac in homebuilder promotion

LOGANVILLE - Lawrence Bowman of Loganville is the proud owner of a new 2007 Pontiac Solstice. Or he was for a day, anyway.

Youth Roundup Tennis team places eighth at nationals

A local USTA team recently placed eighth at the U.S. national championships. The team competed in the highest level of the Junior USTA 18-and-under advanced in Tucson, Ariz.

To the editor: Streamline Nichols' trial so swift justice can be served

The noted political pundit Bill Shipp has recently opined that a highly publicized multiple killer, Brian Nichols, may be home for the holidays because the state denied him a speedy trial.

Peace is folly without both sides aboard

Just as Thanksgiving and Christmas come around with predictable regularity, so, too, do Middle East peace summits arrive near the end of modern presidencies.

Player of the year ... Betsy Smith Senior led Wolves to 4 AA/A titles

Betsy Smith never had a peak in her career.

Police reports

Residents bound with tape, robbed

Lehtonen to make conditioning start

By Guy Curtright

Coming to a neighborhood near you

ZONING CASES - ON THE AGENDA: Here's a look at rezonings and other requests the county commission will consider tonight. The panel meets at 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville.

Snellville officials postpone Tree Lane annexation

SNELLVILLE - Snellville council members voted Monday to postpone a decision regarding the annexation and rezoning of a 14.85-acre tract on Tree Lane until the Jan. 28 public hearing.

Price of gifts in 'Twelve Days of Christmas' carol hits $78,100

PITTSBURGH - While the origins of the Christmas carol 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' may be a mystery, one thing is certain: It's getting more costly to buy your true love all the items mentioned.

Teen killed in hunting accident

BUFORD - A 14-year-old Buford boy died Saturday following a holiday hunting accident, authorities said Monday.

Second trial for convicted killer a waste of money

It seems to me that it is a waste of county taxpayer money to re-try a federally convicted murderer who is serving a 33-year sentence without parole for the same crimes. Yet last Wednesday's lead story ("Convicted killer faces second trial," Page 1A, Nov. 21) seemed to indicate the district attorney intends to do just that in order to clear the case.

Small, 'suspicious' fire prompts Parkview evacuation

LILBURN - More than 2,000 Parkview High School students waited through a gloomy November afternoon Monday after a small fire in a boy's bathroom prompted an evacuation.

Nonprofit plan wins for Grady Unanimous vote aims to ease financial crunch

ATLANTA - Hoping to generate a critical infusion of cash, the board that oversees Grady Memorial Hospital gave preliminary approval Monday to turning over day-to-day operation of the financially struggling facility to a nonprofit corporation.

World Briefs

Al-Qaida says it will release new message from bin Laden