News for Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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Gale Oslin

Embraced by her family, Gale Logan Oslin, age 84, went peacefully with open arms to meet her Maker on Sunday, December 14, 2008. She was born in Paw Creek, NC ...

Wayne Smock

Mr. Wayne Ellis Smock, age 82, of Buford, GA, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Cheryl Keller

Mrs. Cheryl Millsap Keller, age 42, of Marietta, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2008. She is survived by her: husband of fourteen years ...

David Stone

David W. Stone, age 55, of Duluth, GA, passed away December 15, 2008. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home 770-448-5757

Joanne Brown

Joanne Thomas Brown, age 72, of Duluth, GA, passed away December 13, 2008. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home 770-448-5757

Jane Dunn

Jane Howard Dunn, 64, of Fort Payne, AL formerly of Conyers, GA, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2008. Wilson Funeral Home in Fort Payne was in charge of arrangements, online ...

Charles Beaty

Charles Randolph Beaty, age 87, of Winder, GA, passed away December 16, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Luke Stready, Jr.

Luke Stready, Jr., age 78,of Loganville, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2008. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411

Willie Bradberry

Willie Mae Pratt Bradberry, age 86, of Dacula, GA, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years J.T. Bradberry on ...

Mary Malcolm

Mary Alice Maughon Malcolm, age 88, of Doraville, GA died on Monday, December 15, 2008, surrounded by her children, James Alan Malcolm and Mary Anne Rogers, and close family friends ...

Ruth Wright

Ruth Chancey Wright, age 93, of Winder, GA, passed away December 16, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Sharon Streicher

Sharon Lee Novak Streicher, age 65, of Johns Creek, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel 770-564-2726

Charles Peppers

Charles N. Peppers, 43, of Dacula, GA, passed away on Dec. 15, 2008. He is survived by his wife Shawn Peppers, children; Michael, Mattie, Savanah, and Tamera Peppers, Siblings, Janice ...

Jeremy Steiner

Jeremy Martin Steiner, age 29 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2008. Memorial Services will be held 11 AM Friday, December 19, 2008 at First Christian Church in Mableton ...

John Jones

John L. Jones, age 38, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Monday, December 15, 2008. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel 770-338-5558

Man arrested in rape of 6-year-old

ATLANTA - An Atlanta man is behind bars after authorities say he raped a 6-year-old girl Nov. 30.

Norcross man faces 3 counts of stalking

TUCKER - Police have arrested a Norcross man they say made an unwelcome appearance at a Tucker residence and was not a pleasant guest.

Snellville man charged in arson and burglary

SNELLVILLE - Authorities have arrested a 33-year-old Snellville man for reportedly breaking into two apartments last month and setting them on fire.

Barrow Co. schools showcase new technology classrooms

WINDER - Eighth-graders at Westside Middle School watched as Greg Book, a senior research scientist at Georgia Tech, used an electron microscope to look at a bee's stinger.

People briefs

Dennis Quaid, wife, settle with hospital

A name can take you far in D.C.

But of course Caroline Kennedy will become the next senator from New York.

Merry protest critical of immigration agreement

LAWRENCEVILLE - Nativity cards and glad tidings make for a pretty docile protest, but that was basically the point.

Shadow play Gunn, Squires find yards in crowded backfields

SNELLVILLE - Truth comes grouped with acceptance and qualifications.

Stinchcomb named Saints Man of the Year

Parkview grad Jon Stinchcomb has been named the New Orleans Saints Walter Payton Man of the Year for his years of community service. The award, among the most prestigious in the NFL, is voted on by members of the media, Saints front office staff and local non-profit and business executives.

Our view: Dome a nice home for football finals

Last week's state football championship was old hat for Buford High School, the Wolves' fifth title this decade. But the site of the win was unique - for both Buford and the state.

Meeting centers on trash BOC tables transfer station; new plan comes under fire

LAWRENCEVILLE - With the county's new solid waste plan set to take effect Jan. 1, and that plan being challenged in court, garbage seems to be on the minds of many Gwinnettians these days.

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Furcal returns to Braves

The Atlanta Braves haven't had a real base-stealing threat or a major catalyst at the top of the order since Rafael Furcal left to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a free agent after the 2005 season.

Dome a nice home for football finals

Last week's state football championship was old hat for Buford High School, the Wolves' fifth title this decade. But the site of the win was unique - for both Buford and the state.

BOC delays vote on 3 tax districts

LAWRENCEVILLE - Commissioners are moving forward cautiously on a redevelopment tool once rejected by voters. They voted Tuesday to table the decision on three tax allocation districts until March.

Pyle not happy after loss Gladiators fall 5-3 to Elmira

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators didn't get blown out, but that didn't keep head coach Jeff Pyle from ripping them following a 5-3 loss to Elmira at home on Tuesday.

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Making history Buford family creates wings for Wright brothers' replica

BUFORD - The Johnstone family left threads hanging loose on the covers they sewed to cover the wings of a replica of the Wright brothers' flyer, but not due to any deficiency on their parts.

Blaze damages 3 apartments

NORCROSS - Fire damaged three apartments Tuesday morning in a complex that local not-for-profits had recently pumped millions into for upgrades.

Brother, can you spare a billion dollars for Georgia?

Gov. Sonny Perdue deserves a round of applause for seeing the light.

Road closures to take holiday break

LAWRENCEVILLE - Santa Claus, his reindeer and the sleigh the eight of them drive won't have to worry about construction-related lane closures slowing them down next week while delivering presents.

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World briefs

Greek youths take over TV, radio stations

How to avoid weight gain this holiday season

The holidays are in full swing. Time to break out the finest meats and cheeses, kill the fatted calf, sip the finest wines.

Stephen expects Grayson to continue to get better

In his first year as Grayson's head wrestling coach, Mike Stephen has seen the Rams gradually get better over the last month.

Officials approve Sugarloaf expansion

LAWRENCEVILLE - A year into the construction of an extension to Sugarloaf Parkway, officials approved a contract for the length's second section.

Fire Briefs

7 displaced in duplex blaze

AC Chiropractic partners with Quinn House to provide Christmas for needy families

LAWRENCEVILLE - In times of a suffering economy and great need, outreach ministries are more important than ever. Time and time again, the Quinn House has partnered with various organizations to help meet those needs.