News for Wednesday, November 7, 2007


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Joann Eberhart

Joann W. Eberhart, age 72, of Winder, GA, passed away November 6, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Florence Hunt

Mrs. Florence J. Hunt, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2007. She is survived by her: Husband of 65 years: Mr. Kokomo K. Hunt, Buford ...

James W. Willette, Sr.

On November 6, 2007 James W. Willette, Sr. mercifully called home to rest with his cherished daughter, Jammie. Jim leaves behind a large loving family: Wife of 31 years, Sarah ...

Tom Johnson

Tom E. Johnson, age 51, of Snellville, GA, died Sunday, November 4, 2007. Arrangements by The Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Earlene Spurlin

Earlene Lucile Spurlin, age 78, of Winder, GA, passed away November 6, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Frank Morefield Olinger, Sr.

Frank Morefield Olinger, Sr., age 82 of Winder, Georgia, died Tuesday, November 6, 2007 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2007 at 11:00 ...

Thomas Walter Cline, Jr.

Thomas Walter Cline, Jr., 79, of Buford, GA, died on November the 5th of complications from lung cancer. A celebration of Tom's life for friends and family will be held ...

Tommy Harris

Tommy Lee Harris, age 60, of Duluth, GA, died November 6, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Clyde Turner

Mrs. Clyde Jeanette Pirkle Turner, 86, of Duluth, GA, died November 6, 2007. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 9th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel ...

Hazel Skinner

Hazel Maynard Skinner, age 86, of Winder, GA, passed away November 7, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Buckeyes vow they're not thinking ahead to Michigan

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State may not have been concentrating solely on Illinois when it struggled to beat the Illini last season.

Brothers defeated in Statham election

LAWRENCEVILLE - Neither of the Aaron brothers will sit on the Statham City Council next year.

Shareholder advisory group seeking Beazer CEO's ouster

ATLANTA - A shareholder advisory group urged Beazer Homes USA Inc.'s board Tuesday to fire Chief Executive Ian McCarthy because of financial, legal and accounting problems that the homebuilder has faced in recent months.

More than the average kid Autism 'epidemic' largely fueled by special-ed funding

ATLANTA - A few decades ago, people probably would have said kids like Ryan Massey and Eddie Scheuplein were just odd. Or difficult.

Francoeur wins Gold Glove

Jeff Francoeur will have a little something else to pick up when he gets back from his honeymoon in Mexico.

9 cities pass redevelopment referenda

LAWRENCEVILLE - City residents gave overwhelming nods to revitalization referenda Tuesday.

Planners say keep strawberry farm as is

LAWRENCEVILLE - Georgia's historic drought may have an impact on rezonings, as planning commissioners decided Tuesday to recommend denying a rezoning request at a popular strawberry field after local residents said the area's infrastructure wasn't ready for commercial growth.

Barrow commissioner race heads to runoff

WINDER - In heavily Republican Barrow County, the two Democrats in the race for the District 3 Board of Commissioner's chair will face each other in a Dec. 4 runoff.

Be vigilant to prevent contracting staph infection from public places

In general, locker rooms, schools and even hospitals are not considered cesspools for germs.

Study: New heart pill beats Plavix at preventing clots, but risks bleeding

ORLANDO, Fla. - A new blood thinner proved better than Plavix, one of the world's top-selling drugs, at preventing heart problems after procedures to open clogged arteries, doctors reported Sunday. But the new drug also raised the risk of serious bleeding.

Sugar Hill votes Gajewski to council

SUGAR HILL - A seat on Sugar Hill's City Council has been a desire of Susie Gajewski's for about 20 years. Tuesday night the 43-year-old's dream came true.

Voters elect Thompson mayor of Winder Maynard wins council seat

WINDER - George "Chip" Thompson III, 56, will replace Buddy Ouzts, who is stepping down after 16 years as Winder's mayor.

600-mile run for soldiers' families kicks off

DULUTH - Twenty-five runners proved Tuesday morning that the 600 miles between Duluth and Tampa, Fla., isn't all that far. If the cause is right.

To the editor: U.S. must be firm in dealing with Pakistan crisis

We sure know how to pick them, don't we?

Incumbents to retain council seats in Lawrenceville

LAWRENCEVILLE - Two incumbents will continue to serve on Lawrenceville's City Council, as voters Tuesday re-elected Bob Clark and P.K. Martin IV.

RB Moreno carving out his spot in UGA history

ATHENS - Knowshon Moreno has vaguely heard of a guy named Herschel Walker.

Business Briefs

Facebook unveils advertisement targeting plan

Nation briefs

Suspect in officer's killing apprehended without incident

Six new mayors to take office Loganville and Statham pass drink measures

LAWRENCEVILLE - The faces of local municipal leadership will change, after Tuesday's election placed six new mayors in office in Gwinnett and Barrow.

Sports briefs


Greeson, Robinson in runoff in Dacula Montgomery wins seat by five votes

LAWRENCEVILLE - One Dacula councilman is in a runoff, while another won his race by just five votes in Tuesday's election.

Organization wins recycling award

ATLANTA - For the second year in a row, Atlanta-based Pull-A-Part earned first place honors in the waste reduction and recycling category of the 2007 Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards.

Williams to take over as new Suwanee mayor Burnette wins council seat

SUWANEE - Dave Williams said continuing to make Suwanee a great place to live is his main goal as the city's new mayor.

Crude prices soar past $96 a barrel on Middle East bombings, government demand expectations

NEW YORK - Oil futures jumped to a new record of $97 a barrel Tuesday after bombings in Afghanistan and an attack on a Yemeni oil pipeline compounded the supply concerns that have driven crude prices higher in recent weeks.

Newcomer Hinton wins Grayson seat

GRAYSON - Voters chose a political newcomer Tuesday over a four-term incumbent in the race for Grayson City Council Post 4.

Women win all 4 seats up for grabs in Auburn

LAWRENCEVILLE - It was ladies night in Auburn Tuesday, as women won all four seats up for grabs in the city.

About 140 participate in medical college's 5K

The Georgia Campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine held its inaugural 5K fun-run event on Saturday.

Recycling, revitalization on leaders' minds

YOUNG HARRIS - Quality of life will be focus for 2008, as commissioners outlined agendas that included a recycling program at parks, noise, signs and litter crack-downs, a county gang ordinance and incentives for revitalization.

Health Briefs

Blood drive to be held in Duluth

At a crossroads Challenger Johnson forces runoff against Norcross mayor Webb

NORCROSS - And then there were two.

Harris elected mayor of Duluth Garner, Whitlock in runoff for council post

DULUTH - Political newcomer Nancy Harris will serve as the next mayor of Duluth.

World briefs

2007 becomes deadliest year for U.S. troops in Iraq

Jefferson leads Nets to win over Hawks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Richard Jefferson scored 25 points and Antoine Wright added 15 to lead the New Jersey Nets to an 87-82 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

Astronauts to come home today Commander: Astronaut barely able to reach solar wing to repair it

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With the mission finally coming to a close, Discovery's commander acknowledged Tuesday she had been 'extremely concerned' about the safety of the spacewalker who went out to fix the space station's ripped solar wing.

People briefs

T.I. asks judge to let him host Thanksgiving

'Illegal' doesn't mean entitled to our services

When Hillary Clinton fumbled a recent debate question about New York's plan to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, she helped clarify at least one issue that keeps getting muddied: Illegal immigrants are illegal.

Police Reports

Man robbed outside his home

McNabb elected Bethlehem mayor

BETHLEHEM - Sandy McNabb, 49, was elected mayor of Bethlehem on Tuesday by an unofficial vote count of 34 to 5.

Many hurdles left for Clinton to overcome

Experts say Hillary Clinton seems a shoo-in to win the Democratic presidential nomination.

Voters elect Lilburn's first female mayor Dunn wins council seat

LILBURN - Voters on Tuesday elected Diana Preston as the first woman to serve as the city's mayor.

Complete election results


Burglars raid charity store, toy-drive hub

LAWRENCEVILLE - Sukie Barker is dumbfounded. Saddened. Outraged. And a little more cynical about the human spirit.

Oberholtzer narrowly wins mayor's race

SNELLVILLE - By a margin of 19 votes, Jerry Oberholtzer won his second term as Snellville's mayor.

Police seek bank robber

SUWANEE - Officials with FBI Atlanta have joined Suwanee police in the hunt for a man who robbed a Suwanee bank Tuesday.

Tech doesn't want to end Duke's ACC losing streak

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's loss to Virginia Tech last week dropped the Yellow Jackets one spot above last place in the ACC's Coastal Division, where sits a reminder that things could be worse.

Loganville passes liquor by the drink

LAWRENCEVILLE - Go ahead and raise a glass in Loganville.

Must read: Indian girl born with four arms and four legs undergoes surgery

BANGALORE, India - Revered by some in her village as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess, a 2-year-old girl born with four arms and four legs was undergoing surgery Tuesday to leave her with a normal body.

Hunt under way for missing student

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett police are asking for information that might lead to a missing college student last seen at Wild Bill's nightclub in Duluth.

Barrow BOE urged to hold off on Bible classes

WINDER - Barrow County schools should wait until fall 2009 before instituting Bible-based classes, assistant superintendent Claire Miller told Board of Education members Tuesday.

U.S. must be firm in dealing with Pakistan crisis

We sure know how to pick them, don't we?

White scores game-winner for Thrashers Atlanta tops Washington 2-1 in overtime

ATLANTA - The way he was flying around the ice, Ilya Kovalchuk might have had a chance for a third straight hat trick Tuesday night.

Quite a run Wesleyan cross country seeks fifth state title

Brian Kennerly, assistant headmaster for external affairs at Wesleyan, has trouble explaining his job title.