News for Saturday, August 30, 2008

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No. 1 Bulldogs expect 'heated' test

ATHENS - Georgia coach Mark Richt shouldn't have to bring up Appalachian State when warning his No. 1 team about the danger of opening against Georgia Southern today.

Wesleyan 35, Clarkston 0

NORCROSS - Even with the drop from Class AA to Class A, Wesleyan didn't expect to begin the season ranked No. 10 in the state.

Police hunt for suspects in invasion One woman stabbed, another sexually assaulted in attack

DULUTH - Police are looking for five men suspected in a Thursday evening home invasion that left four people hospitalized.

Man accused of flashing 10-year-old

BUFORD - Police arrested a Jackson County man on charges he trailed an elementary school bus and flashed a 10-year-old Buford girl.

Child injured in seven-vehicle wreck

DULUTH - A multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 85 northbound injured six and clogged lanes for several hours Friday evening, authorities said. No fatalities were reported.

Co-workers, friends mourn slain salesman

LAWRENCEVILLE - Just hours before he was found shot to death in a hotel parking lot Wednesday, several colleagues of Robert Lovelace spoke with the Griffin car salesman who earned wealth and a legion of friends in a career that spanned 25 years.

Mainland (Fla.) 34, Central Gwinnett 14

SUWANEE - What Daytona Beach Mainland's football team lacked in quantity, it made up for with quality.

Nation

Miss. governor tells residents

Campaign's homestretch to be anything but boring

The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.

Berkmar 17, Upson-Lee 7

THOMASTON - Berkmar rolled up 220 of its 274 total yards on the ground and the Patriots gave John Thompson his first victory as coach with a 17-7 win over Upson-Lee on Friday night in Thomaston.

'A great blessing' Lilburn man called to lead congregation

LAWRENCEVILLE - Tom Frost was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Now he has been called to lead his Lilburn congregation.

Suwanee updating Old Town master plan

SUWANEE - Driving through Old Town Suwanee and past the vibrant new Town Center, you might sense both synergy and contradiction. The Old Town district is steeped in age and history, while Town Center offers up the best, the newest and the trendiest "live, work, play" district in the entire county.

To the editor: Wilbanks right in his refusal to apologize

Congratulations to GCPS Superintendent Alvin Wilbanks for not giving in to the NAACP's demand to apologize for something he didn't do ("NAACP: Wilbanks won't apologize," Aug. 27, Page 1A).

Apalachee 35, Monroe Area 15

MONROE - A 50-minute power outage late in the third quarter that knocked out the lights at the Purple Pit couldn't derail Apalachee as the Wildcats rolled to a 35-15 win over Monroe Area in the 2008 season opener for both teams.

Wilbanks right in his refusal to apologize

Congratulations to GCPS Superintendent Alvin Wilbanks for not giving in to the NAACP's demand to apologize for something he didn't do ("NAACP: Wilbanks won't apologize," Aug. 27, Page 1A).

Hart Co. 17, GAC 14

HARTWELL - After fighting back to tie the score late in the fourth quarter, Greater Atlanta Christian saw the deadlock disappear quickly.

How do you separate a child from her pacifier? Try the moon

When my niece Nicole decided it was time to separate Zoe, who was nearing the age of 2, from her pacifier, she consulted the lunar calendar.

If it's the new AT&T, it must be Tuesday

When my alma mater, BellSouth, was absorbed by Southwestern Bell, aka the "new" AT&T in 2006, then-BellSouth CEO F. Duane Ackerman said, "Technology changes and convergence are shaping a new competitive dynamic and creating tremendous opportunity."

Tech not satisfied despite lopsided win

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson mentioned early this week that until a team of his played the perfect game, there was always room for constructive criticism.

Collins Hill 30, Parkview 9

SUWANEE - Collins Hill's Billy Wells enjoyed two firsts on Friday night in the Eagles' opening football game against Parkview.

Stadium price tag goes up Facility comes in at $19M more than first budgeted

DULUTH - Gwinnett's minor league baseball stadium's budget is $19 million more than anticipated. Officials are asking commissioners to dip into the county's reserve fund for the extra cash.

Luella 40, Meadowcreek 14

LOCUST GROVE - Meadowcreek's season opener was not what it hoped for as the Mustangs fell 40-14 to Luella in a non-Region 8-AAAAA game.

Schools offering heart screening for teens

SNELLVILLE - A life-saving heart screening test will be offered in September for less than $60 at two Snellville high schools.

Norcross 24, South Gwinnett 17

SNELLVILLE - On the ropes in the final quarter, Norcross received a gift - a roughing the kicker penalty on 4th-and-22 - and scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 3-yard run by quarterback Charles King with 56 seconds to play to nip South Gwinnett, 24-17.

Shiloh 21, Duluth 6

DULUTH - With the start of a new season came high expectations for the Shiloh Generals and they were met with a dominant first half effort in its 21-6 win over Duluth on Friday night.

Temple 32, Hebron 9

TEMPLE - Paul Stinespring made history in the fourth quarter on Friday night.

Byrnes 36, North Gwinnett 21

SUWANEE - North Gwinnett stayed with the No. 1 team in the nation for two quarters Friday, but couldn't hold the lead in the second half.

Mill Creek 23, Dacula 15

HOSCHTON - Chris Boggs leaped into the air, tipped the ball and watched teammate Casey Windom snatch it out of the air.

The Triangle of Truth - How we can quit being so stupid

Let the fighting begin.

Harrison 13, Peachtree Ridge 3

SUWANEE - As opportunistic of a game as football is, a team cannot afford to fail to capitalize on the mistakes of opponents.

Day care evacuated after gas line ruptured

LAWRENCEVILLE - A gas line break forced children and staff at one Lawrenceville day care to have lunch with their neighbors Friday morning.

Charles Pierre-Louis

Mr. Charles Carnot Pierre-Louis, age 85, of Dacula, GA, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2008. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford 770-932-1133 ...

Robert D. Coleman, Sr.

ROBERT Robert D. Coleman, Sr., USAF Retired, age 76, of Doraville, GA, passed away August 29, 2008. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home 770-448-5757

Foncie Price

Foncie Moore Price, age 92, of Loganville, GA, passed away Friday, August 29, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010

Kathleen Beecher

Mrs. Kathleen Beecher, age 49, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Wayne Conkle

Mr. Wayne D. Conkle, age 49, of Buford, GA, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2008. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford 770-932-1133