News for Wednesday, August 20, 2008


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Man jailed, charged with '99 rape

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Duluth man is behind bars on a slew of violent charges - including rape - alleged to have occurred nine years ago, records show.

Atlanta Speedway involved in date swap

Ladies and gentlemen, rearrange your calendars!

Sales tax vote includes courthouse expansion

LAWRENCEVILLE - After years of holding court in a former furniture store or a movie theater, when Judge Dawson Jackson first took the bench in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center for the first time 20 years ago, he thought the county's space issues were solved.

Chamber chooses class for Leadership Gwinnett

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce has announced the 24th class of Leadership Gwinnett.

World Briefs

Bomber kills 43 at Algerian police academy

Bus stops in subdivisions too close to each other

Regarding the article ("School system, county share fuel savings," Aug. 12, 1A), the first thought that came to my mind about how they could save money on fuel for school buses is by cutting out a lot of the bus stops.

Delgado, Mets rally past Braves

NEW YORK - Carlos Delgado hit a go-ahead double off the left-center fence to end the Mets' long stretch of bases-loaded futility, and New York broke loose in the eighth inning to rally past the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on Tuesday night.

Lilburn gas leak disrupts daytime traffic

LILBURN - It took workers more than nine hours Tuesday to control a gas main leak on Rockbridge Road, authorities said.

Planners give nod to bank

LAWRENCEVILLE - The planning commission recommended unanimously Tuesday night to rezone 7.68 acres of residential property near Grayson despite the concerns of nearby homeowners.

Falcons release veteran WR Horn

Joe Horn, released by the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday after the team couldn't trade the veteran receiver, said he is relieved he can pursue a job with another team.

Self-imposed term limits rarely upheld

If an aging presidential candidate loses his car keys once in a while or absent-mindedly puts his shoes in the Frigidaire, it's OK by me. I know how it is. If you keep playing this game, you begin to slip.

Police: Couple preyed on disabled 6 Alzheimer's patients targeted at Buford nursing home

BUFORD - Police say a Buford couple preyed on a half-dozen Alzheimer's patients in a nursing home, intending to strip them of personal finances.

UGA adjusts after losing Sturdivant

ATHENS - Top-ranked Georgia is working with a new mix of starters on its offensive line after losing left tackle Trinton Sturdivant to a season-ending knee injury.

New coordinator, new philosophy

ATLANTA - Jahi Word-Daniels is the lone returning senior in Georgia Tech's secondary.

Fay strengthens over Florida

NAPLES, Fla. - Tropical Storm Fay rolled ashore in southwestern Florida on Tuesday without much fanfare, but stubbornly hung around like an unwelcome houseguest, gaining power and threatening - once again - to become a hurricane.

Investigators close to ID'ing dead woman

LAWRENCEVILLE - Police on Tuesday released a sketch of a woman to assist in identifying the nameless female found dead last week near railroad tracks.

Real estate records become electronic

LAWRENCEVILLE - Between 1871 and 1948 - the year Tom Lawler was born - Gwinnett County's real estate transactions filled 100 deed books.

2008 High School Volleyball Preview

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Mixed-use project gets tabled again

LAWRENCEVILLE - The houses along Pleasant Hill Road just north of Shorty Howell Park are boarded up and awaiting demolition.

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Must read: Widow of Confederate army soldier dies at the age of 93

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Maudie White Hopkins, who grew up during the Depression in the hardscrabble Ozarks and married a Confederate army veteran 67 years her senior, has died. She was 93.

Going four it

By any measure, Wesleyan volleyball star Anne Marie Armstrong should have plenty of incentive heading into her senior season.

Pugh to play big part in building GSU football

As important as hiring Bill Curry as head coach in June was for Georgia State in building its new football program, a hire Curry made about a month later may prove to be even more critical.

People Briefs

Applegate says she had double mastectomy

To the editor: Bus stops in subdivisions too close to each other

Regarding the article ("School system, county share fuel savings," Aug. 12, 1A), the first thought that came to my mind about how they could save money on fuel for school buses is by cutting out a lot of the bus stops.

Agency approved to study use of TADs

LAWRENCEVILLE - With approval from the Board of Commissioners Tuesday, a panel of economic development leaders will study where tax allocation districts could help redevelop Gwinnett County.

Parkview shuts out McEachern

LILBURN - Jordan DeArmon pitched a two-hit shutout on Tuesday night, helping Parkview to a 4-0 win over McEachern. DeArmon (3-0) finished with six strikeouts and one walk in seven innings.

Search for man comes up empty

LAWRENCEVILLE - A search Tuesday for an 80-year-old man missing since last week was unsuccessful despite the assistance of a specialized unit, authorities said.

Police chief suspended for 10 days

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County Police Chief Charles Walters has been suspended for 10 days without pay, an official confirmed Tuesday.

Police have lead in identity of girl

LAWRENCEVILLE - Police late Tuesday said they were close to identifying the

Nation Briefs

Missing hikers all located after canyon flooding

Purpose-driven politics

At the risk of heresy, let it be said that setting up the two presidential candidates for religious interrogation by an evangelical minister - no matter how beloved - is supremely wrong.

Gilbert Swords, Sr.

The family of Gilbert L. Swords, Sr. wishes to announce our “Celebration of His Life” on Saturday the 23rd of August from 12:00P.M.-5:00P.M. We will hold this ...

David Weinand

David L. Weinand, age 66, of Winder, GA, passed away August 17, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535

Willie Lawler

Willie Kenneth Lawler, age 65, of Gainesville, GA, passed away August 18, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133 ...

Davis Merritt

Judge Davis Reid Merritt; age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA, died August 18th, 2008. He served as City Court Judge of Buford 1963-64, Solicitor General, Gwinnett Circuit, 1965-69, District Attorney Gwinnett ...

Marilyn Osborne

Marilyn Roberts Osborne, age 68, of Winder formerly of Marietta, GA passed away August 18, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel of Winder 770-867-4553

Steven Roth

Steven R. Roth, age 47, of Dacula, GA, passed away August 19, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Ted Burns

Ted Burns, age 51, of Monroe, GA, passed away August 18, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544

Cassie Mcconnell

Cassie Peters McConnell, age 87, of Snellville, Ga. formerly of Grayson entered into Glory August 19, 2008. She was Preceded by her husband Charlie D. McConnell, son Lt. Phillip Newton ...

Annie Manderson

Mrs. Annie Lee Manderson, 97, formerly of Decatur died Sunday, August 17, 2008. She was born to D. Thomas Butler and Ida Knight Butler and was the granddaughter of George ...

Allan Schneider

Mr. Allan Keith Schneider, age 69, of Maysville, GA, passed away Monday, August 18, 20008. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA 706-367-5467

Joel Martin

Mr. Joel W. Martin, age 41, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2008 after a sudden illness at his residence. He was preceded in death by his ...