News for Thursday, August 28, 2008


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Police ID woman hit by train

LAWRENCEVILLE - After two weeks of searching, Gwinnett police have identified a body found near railroad tracks earlier this month as a 22-year-old Lawrenceville woman.


Clooney, Pitt have fun with reporters

UGA dedicates new Gwinnett campus facility on Sever Road

LAWRENCEVILLE - The University of Georgia ushered in a new era of dominance Wednesday in Gwinnett County as school and state officials dedicated the university's new Gwinnett Campus facility.

Atlanta Falcons to help promote election season

Even the new face of the Atlanta Falcons will need to bring a photo ID to the polls this November.

Foe not forgotten by Tech

ATLANTA - Most of the spotlight for Georgia Tech's 2008 season opener against Jacksonville (Ala.) State is on the host team and its new coach Paul Johnson, especially his new option-based spread offense that will also make its debut.

Small hitch for FAA turns into giant mess for fliers

CHICAGO - When a computer system that distributes flight plans nationwide came rolling to a halt this week because of a software glitch, so did airplanes on tarmacs from Orlando to Chicago. The ensuing delays drove home just how easily an apparently isolated problem can trigger network-wide disarray in the country's aging air traffic control system.

Gladiators sign 2nd-round pick Graham

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators announced the signing of 6-foot-6 forward Bruce Graham, a second-round draft pick of the New York Rangers, on Wednesday.

Student charged with arson Brookwood senior admits to setting high school trailer fire

SNELLVILLE - A Brookwood High senior has been arrested in connection with an arson fire that gutted a trailer and severely damaged another at the school earlier this month, authorities said.

Prep Roundup: Berkmar trails, routs Columbia

LILBURN - When Berkmar's softball team fell behind 6-0 in the first inning Wednesday, it didn't look like the Patriots were on their way to the season's first win.

Police make 400-pound pot bust

LILBURN - A Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy discovered a mountain of marijuana in the back of a cargo van Tuesday night, marking the second major drug bust on Gwinnett roadways in as many days, police said.

Georgia's offensive line all mixed up

ATHENS - Vince Vance thinks he played at almost every offensive line position at one time or another last year. Left tackle, left guard, right tackle, right guard - memorizing the responsibilities as each position fell into his lap.

Worth the trip Apalachee's Gresham a sight to see

With so much football to follow in Gwinnett, it's easy to overlook the talent in the neighboring counties.

Man found shot outside Holiday Inn Victim dies of injuries at hospital

STONE MOUNTAIN - Police suspect foul play in the death of a man found shot in a hotel parking lot Wednesday evening.

Democrats can't fool the devout flock

DENVER - Democrats have made it a priority to lure more evangelical and Catholic voters from the Republican camp into their own, but the likelihood of success is becoming more problematic given pronouncements by two Catholic archbishops and a decision by the editor of an evangelical Christian magazine.

Roadwork to cause delays

LAWRENCEVILLE - This Labor Day weekend won't be a holiday for road construction.


Western nations warn Russia to change course

Political notebook: Atlanta Falcons to help promote election season

Even the new face of the Atlanta Falcons will need to bring a photo ID to the polls this November.


Duncan gets death in killing of Idaho boy

Judge: 4 Clayton BOE members should go

ATLANTA - A state administrative judge recommended Wednesday that four members of the embattled Clayton County school board be removed from office for violating Georgia's open meetings laws and ethics code.

Now is the time to start a fall vegetable garden

The fall months will be upon us soon, and there are several vegetables that can be grown in the colder weather. Greens, such as mustard, cabbage, broccoli, kale, collards and turnips are cool season plants, and they do not grow well during the hot weather. If you have grown these vegetables in the past, you may have noticed that as the weather gets warmer in the spring, the plants begin to start flowering and going to seed in a process known as bolting. These vegetables prefer colder weather.

Leading ladies make the Democrats proud

DENVER - The leading women of the Democratic Party have done their part.

Mustangs won't forget Perry's gifts

NORCROSS - It's easy to paint Reggie Perry as the villain, the coach who left Meadowcreek's football team in a bind with his resignation just a week before this Friday's season opener.

Meadowcreek hires Owens Former assistant to coach in interim basis following Perry's departure

Two days before the season opener at Luella, Meadowcreek announced its interim head football coach on Wednesday afternoon.

Gwinnett Gab

J.D. Power and Associates praises Jackson EMC

Kenney heads to Auburn Dacula grad a WR, punter prospect

Patti Roth flies to see her son Cameron Kenney's football games at Garden City (Kan.) Community College, but still has to drive nearly three-plus hours when she lands.

Pruning your landscape is sometimes necessary in August

It's late August and if your landscape has any claim to age it has grown lush, too lush. Don't worry about pruning a little at the wrong time. All kinds of plants - plants you're admonished to prune in spring or early summer - need a bit of whacking or a touch of snipping in August.

The stories behind the stadium, field tributes

If you're a longtime fan of Gwinnett County football then some of these names probably sound familiar to you.

John Alford

Mr. John S. Alford, age 37, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday, August 25, 2008. He is survived by his: wife of 14 years: Mrs. Melissa D. Cook Alford ...

William Tindula

147;BILLY” William Paul “Billy” Tindula, age 47, of Gates Mill Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia, died at Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville, Georgia on Friday, July 4, 2008, following ...

Jerry Mitchell

Mr. Jerry W. Mitchell, age 65, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2008. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Harris Mitchell. He is ...

Edward J. Allen

MEMORY EDWARD J. ALLEN Age 94, of Duluth, GA, passed away on August 7, 2008. Survived by his wife of 68 years, and four children. Three grandchildren, and one great ...

Kay Sturkie

Mrs. Kay V. Sturkie, age 57, of Jefferson, GA, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2008. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson 706-367-5467