News for Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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Gary White

Gary Leo White, age 65, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Monday, December 1, 2008. He served in the U.S Army. He retired after 30 years of service with Lucent ...

Boyd Brown

Mr. Boyd Dewitt Brown, age 52, of Loganville, GA, passed away on November 25, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010

Ernest Smith, Sr.

SMITH, IRENE Mr. Ernest Ferrell Smith, Sr., 74, of Fairburn passed away November 28, 2008. Ernest was born in Oakland, AL. He served in the Air Force and retired as ...

Frankie Holland

Mrs. Frankie Richardson Holland, age 84, of Jefferson, GA, passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2008. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home 706-367-5467

Stephen Bobb

Stephen Peter Bobb, age 49 of Lawrenceville, GA died November 30, 2008. He is survived by his mother, Juliette Bobb of Lawrenceville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Jack ...

Sidney Vicknair, Iii

Mr. Sidney H. Vicknair, III., age 55, of Monroe, GA, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

James Bergeron, Jr.

James (Jim) L. Bergeron, Jr.,age 73, passed away on December 2, 2008, Arrangements by Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce 706-335-3175

John Haddock

John Edward Haddock, age 59, of Duluth, GA , passed away December 2, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535

Budget proposal adds jobs Officials suggest hiring 125 safety workers

LAWRENCEVILLE - Less than a month after announcing layoffs for nearly 100 staffers, Gwinnett's government officials are proposing hiring 125 people, almost all in public safety.

Dynamic Duo Wolves' offense thrives on play of Karempelis, Welton

NORCROSS - Given the stated mission of the Wesleyan School on its Web site, it should come as no surprise that family is an important element of its community, including its football program.

Nation Briefs

Obama names Cabinet members

Police: Suspect in teen killing has vanished

LAWRENCEVILLE - A week after the death of teenager Alberto Coreas, the 39-year-old man suspected of killing him remains at large.

Norcross still a state force Champs open season tonight

It is never easy to replace a coaching legend. But Eddie Martin hardly left the cupboard bare at Norcross for former assistant Jesse McMillan.

Month's top divers, swimmers honored

The Gwinnett County swimming and diving coaches announced their swimmers and divers of the month for November on Monday.

Brookwood athlete gets 3-year deal Pleads guilty to statutory rape

LAWRENCEVILLE - A former Brookwood High School student-athlete jailed on child molestation charges since March has reached a deal with prosecutors that will free him early next year.

Weather turns cold weeks before winter

LAWRENCEVILLE - The official start of winter is about three weeks away, but Gwinnettians may have already seen one sign of the season.

Coming to a neighborhood near you

ZONING CASES - ON THE AGENDA: Here's a look at rezonings and other requests the Gwinnett County Planning Commission will consider Wednesday. The panel meets at 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville.

Parent academy starts next phase

DULUTH - The charter class of the Gwinnett Parent Leadership Academy is completing the second stage of a program designed to help people become ambassadors for parental involvement in schools.

World Briefs

India demands strong action from Pakistan

To the editor: It's never too late to debate trash plan

I am writing to express the offense I took at Nate McCullough's op-ed last week ("Some heads were buried in the trash pile," Perspective, Nov. 28). McCullough defended the statement of Commissioner Mike Beaudreau that "the time has passed" for commenting on the county trash plan because the idea has been kicked around for the last several years.

My love of snow is a thing of the past

I don't like the stuff. It's too cold and makes too much of a mess - of cars and roads and driveways and sidewalks. I admit it can look pretty, but it's not worth the hassles that come with the postcard-like views.

Blog: Details on the developing Esner and Augusta situations

According to head coaches on both sides, center Bryan Esner asked to be traded from Gwinnett.

Girls hoops dominating Gwinnett a basketball power once again this season

The Mill Creek girls basketball team won the Parkview Tip-Off Classic last season and went on to reach the Class AAAAA Final Four. Will the host Panthers be able to do the same this season?

In brief

Man convicted in shooting

People Helping People: GET GAS, GIVE HOPE

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - Black Friday isn't the only day to get great deals. Right here in Gwinnett County $100 worth of gas rebates can be yours for a donation of $100 or more to the Hi-Hope Service Center.

Police nab alleged DVD bootlegger

DULUTH - Police have arrested a man they say has been selling bootlegged DVDs.

West must get tougher on radical Islam

'You've got to be taught to hate and fear

Lawrenceville council votes to regulate accessory buildings

LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrenceville homeowners who want to erect or construct accessory buildings on their property will have to follow new rules. They will also be required to obtain building permits.

People Briefs

Fey's husband talks about wife's scar

It's never too late to debate trash plan

I am writing to express the offense I took at Nate McCullough's op-ed last week ("Some heads were buried in the trash pile," Perspective, Nov. 28). McCullough defended the statement of Commissioner Mike Beaudreau that "the time has passed" for commenting on the county trash plan because the idea has been kicked around for the last several years.

Winslow wins Nike Regionals

Collins Hill cross country runner Amanda Winslow won the Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional on Saturday in Cary, N.C.

Crash victim ID'd; husband still critical

LAWRENCEVILLE - On Monday, police identified the woman killed in a head-on crash the day after Thanksgiving as 55-year-old Donna Hammett of Winder.

Georgia on her mind Alaska governor attends Duluth rally for Chambliss

DULUTH - Cele Eifert put on her jersey from her son's hockey team and headed to the Arena at Gwinnett Center on Monday.

Norcross leaders consider change to 4-year terms

NORCROSS - City Council members discussed changing terms of office for elected officials from 2 years to 4 years Monday night.

Dow drops 680 points as US officially declared in recession

NEW YORK - The stock market suffered one of its worst days since the financial meltdown Monday, slicing 680 points off the Dow Jones industrial average as Wall Street snapped out of its daydream of a rally and once again faced the harsh reality of a recession.

Seniors, Tech relish win over Georgia

ATHENS - To many Georgia Tech football players, coaches and fans, the Yellow Jackets' 45-42 win over Georgia on Saturday at Sanford Stadium was about putting a little of the past to rest.