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Sugar Hill commercial center OK'd

SUGAR HILL - Residents in the Suwanee Dam Road area will soon have 85,750 square feet of shopping and dining space.

Distribution Drive: Name change sparks debate Local business owners oppose renaming road

LAWRENCEVILLE - It's a pretty simple story, Steve Overcash said.

Board of Education to present list of legislative requests at meeting

SUWANEE - Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks will present a draft of the 2008 Legislative Program on Thursday to the Gwinnett County Board of Education during its monthly business meeting.

Prep Roundup: Coan Ks 15 in GAC shutout

ATLANTA - Jessica Coan (24-0-1) gave up just four hits, struck out 15 and was a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI at the plate as GAC topped Buford 3-0 in the winner's bracket of the Region 6-AA tournament.

Shooting: Deputy fired 30 rounds Man had completed required law training

CRANDON, Wis. - An off-duty sheriff's deputy who killed six young people fired 30 rounds of ammunition after he burst into a home where friends had gathered, investigators said Monday.

Must Read: 2 American scientists, 1 Briton share Nobel Prize in medicine

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Two American scientists and a Briton won the 2007 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for groundbreaking discoveries that led to a powerful technique for manipulating mouse genes.

Government: Wrestler prescribed excessive steroids

ATLANTA - The amount of testosterone prescribed to pro wrestler Chris Benoit far exceeded the normal amount for a hormone disorder he was purportedly being treated for, federal prosecutors said in new court papers.

UAW sets strike deadline for Chrysler

DETROIT - If there was a script that automakers were supposed to follow for UAW contract talks, Chrysler seems to have overlooked it.

Learning lessons in Texas

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce forged a path last week to Collin County, Texas, where more than 50 Gwinnett community leaders mined programs and progress in the richest county in Texas for ideas that we could bring home.

Former BellSouth exec steps down as Sprint CEO

NEW YORK - Sprint Nextel Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Gary Forsee resigned Monday as the board expressed disappointment with the financial results of the nation's third-largest wireless carrier. Sprint also lowered its financial forecast for the current quarter.

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Remorseful robbery suspect turns himself in

Former Shiloh coach Jordan joins Lions' staff

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Extra Miles Brookwoodï ¿ ½s back outrunning own expectations

SNELLVILLE - Kenny Miles never imagined his senior season would get off to such great start.

World Briefs

British PM: Iraq troops will be cut to 2,500 in 2008

Nation Briefs

St. Louis-area man pleads guilty in kidnapping case

Lilburn council raises building inspection fee

LILBURN - In an effort to bring its building permit fees in line with other cities in Gwinnett County, the Lilburn City Council voted Monday night to raise its building inspection fee to 0.6 percent ($6 per $1,000) for both commercial and residential construction.

Southeast Gwinnett co-op asks for fund

SNELLVILLE - During Monday night's City Council meeting, Dan Yoest, representing the Southeast Gwinnett co-op, asked mayor Jerry Oberholtzer and the council to grant $20,000 to the organization. Yoest said the co-op had to exhaust its entire reserves - $24,000 - to move from a Snellville city building to a new location in Grayson.

When the team you love can't get its act together

You work hard all week, getting up early and coming home late while doing your best to keep up with the rat race. All you ask for is a little fun on the weekend, a way to relax and recharge until it's time to get up Monday morning and do it all over again.

People Briefs

Osbournes to auction furniture, art from 3 homes

Musical history Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve plays in Gwinnett as part of Air Force Week

DULUTH - While Elmer Baumgart of Lilburn served in the Marines years ago and Rus Anthony served for nine years with the Air Force during Vietnam, music brought the two men and many others to the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center on Monday night.

Ga. monument dedicated to Haitian soldiers in American Revolution

SAVANNAH - After 228 years as largely unsung contributors to American independence, Haitian soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War's bloody siege of Savannah had a monument dedicated in their honor Monday.

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Bush's views on faith don't fit teachings

Whatever else his critics say of him, no one can fault President Bush for failing to go the extra mile in his efforts to show that neither he, nor the United States, is opposed to the Islamic faith or to Muslim nations.

Drought taking toll on golf courses

LAWRENCEVILLE - If Georgia's drought continues much longer, Patrick Stewart may be in search of some new footwear.

Jury selection begins in '03 shooting death

LAWRENCEVILLE - Jury selection began Monday in a trial concerning the 2003 shooting death of a Gwinnett County man.

Duluth Council gets glimpse of Town Center plan

The Duluth Council got its first glimpse Monday of a plan for the Duluth Town Center, a proposed mixed-use redevelopment of the block around City Hall.

Louise Shriber

Louise M. Shriber, age 75, of Snellville, GA, passed away October 7, 2007. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200,

Bob Appleby

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mr. Bob T. Appleby, age 80, of Jefferson, who passed away Sunday, October 7, 2007. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson ...

Earl Glover

Mr. Earl Glover Sr., born September 20, 1927, died October 7, 2007, 80 years old. Lifelong resident of Cumming, GA and founder of Glover's Garage. Preceded in death by his ...

Daniel Casarrubias

Daniel Sebastian Marban Casarrubias, age 6, of Loganville, GA, passed away October 6, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA, 770-466-1544. Please sign online ...

Berthaleen Duck

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mrs. Berthaleen Parten Duck, age 91, of Braselton, who passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2007. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home ...

Ava Coburn

Mrs. Ava Hanson Coburn, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Truman J. Coburn. She is survived ...

Lucille Bell

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mrs. Lucille Hunter Bell, age 97, who passed away Sunday, October 7, 2007. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467 ...

Phylus Goldin

Phylus Goldin, age 84, of Loganville, GA, died October 7, 2007. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200,

John Klingensmith

John W. (Jack) Klingensmith, 54, of Lawrenceville, died October 5, 2007. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 7 PM in the Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral ...

Robert Moon

Rev. Robert W. Moon, age 78, of Loganville, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 8, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA, 30078, 770-979-5010,

Suzanne Albini

Suzanne M. Albini, age 60 of Lawrenceville, passed away suddenly Sunday, October 7, 2007. Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 11, 2007 in the Gym of St ...

Robert Autry

Robert Preston Autry, age 54, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away October 6, 2007. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Giles Webb

Giles E. Webb, age 88, of Searcy, AR, formerly of Tucker, died Saturday, October 6, 2007. A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at ...