News for Wednesday, December 3, 2008

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Jacob Schleitwiler

Mr. Jacob Scott Schleitwiler, age 20, of Dacula, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2008. He is survived by his: mother, Melia Bradford Schleitwiler, Dacula, GA; brother, Robert James ...

Mary Chriswell

Mary Kathleen (Kat) Chriswell, age 74, of Abbeville, GA, formerly of Loganville, GA, passed away November 25, 2008. Arrangements by M.G. Frazier Memorial Chapel, Rochelle, GA 229-365-2261

Thomas Mullinax, Jr.

Thomas (Tommy) Voyd Mullinax, Jr., age 65, of Decatur, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2008. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411

Harold Green

Harold Lee Green, age 79 of Loganville died Tuesday, December 2, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Friday, December 5, 2008 at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev ...

Elizabeth Cureton

Elizabeth Diane Cureton, age 53, of Dacula, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2008. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924

Jacob Schleitwiler

Mr. Jacob Scott Schleitwiler age 20, of Dacula, GA, passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Jack Hamilton

Jack Lamar Hamilton, age 59 of Covington (Jersey Community) passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2008. Funeral Services will be held at 4:00PM Friday, December 5, 2008 in the Loganville Chapel ...

Thomas Mullinax, Jr.

THOMAS Thomas (Tommy) Voyd Mullinax, Jr. age 65 of Decatur, GA, passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2008. He is survived by his brother and sister in law, Alan and ...

Montez Hall, Jr.

Montez Latron Hall, Jr., age 9, of Conyers, GA, passed away December 2, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Ronald Mcniven, Jr.

RONALD Ronald Malcolm McNiven Jr., age 48, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away November 30, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville 770-979-5010

Mary Stewart

Mary Jane Stewart, age 74, of Atlanta, GA, passed away November 24, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535

Louise Evans

Louise Hill Evans, age 92, of Eatonton, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2008. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535

Hearing on TADs favorable BOC hears comments on tax allocation districts

LAWRENCEVILLE - Patrick Malone wrote letters to the editor trying to persuade people to vote against a redevelopment funding mechanism on ballots in July.

Grayson shows class in victory

Ask any high school coach and they'll tell you that competition at the scholastic level is about much more than winning. It's about learning teamwork, teaching life lessons and building character. Part of that is learning how to win - and lose - with grace.

Police link coach to loan scam Former Central assistant now leads Eastside football

LAWRENCEVILLE - Police have tied a Newton County high school football coach who formerly coached in Gwinnett to a string of fraudulent mortgage purchases that included local homes, documents show.

Nation briefs

Estranged relative charged in Hudson deaths

Showdown, sans show Simmons scores 23 as Mill Creek downs Duluth

HOSCHTON - The expected early-season Region 7-AAAAA girls showdown between No. 1 Mill Creek and third-ranked Duluth never materialized as expected.

Game managers Grayson, Peacthree Ridge QBs smart, steady

Before the season started, Bill Ballard wasn't sure who was going to be Peachtree Ridge's quarterback.

World briefs

US cruise ship outruns Somali pirates' guns

Gwinnett rallies for 3-2 victory

The Gwinnett Gladiators snapped their nine-period road scoreless streak in a 3-2 comeback win over the South Carolina Stingrays on Tuesday night at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Blog: Road win an important one

With Augusta having to suspend operations, I didn't get a chance to rehash the Gladiators' road win in South Carolina in our print edition. But it's a game that warrants going over.

Author brings happy thoughts to school

SNELLVILLE - The author of a book billed as a children's guide to daily happiness encouraged students at Pharr Elementary to be a community of "bucket fillers."

Stocks rebound sharply after Monday's big drop

NEW YORK - In a session that showed more indecision than conviction, the stock market rebounded Tuesday from the previous day's massive decline. The Dow Jones industrials rose 270 points after fluctuating sharply, and all the major indexes rose more than 3 percent.

County extends conservation plan

LAWRENCEVILLE - With Lake Lanier's level expected to hit an all-time low later this month, commissioners extended a conservation program put in place in March.

Shiloh boys continue hot start

LILBURN - The rest of Region 8-AAAAA beware. Kim Rivers' impact has been immediate at Shiloh.

Chambliss wins Victory keeps US Senate from being filibuster-proof

LAWRENCEVILLE - Republicans secured a wedge-driving 41st seat in the U.S. Senate with the overwhelming victory of Saxby Chambliss for a second term Tuesday.

People briefs

Alan Jackson honored with CMT special

Crash victim dies in hospital

LAWRENCEVILLE - A 53-year-old Winder man has died from injuries he sustained in a head-on collision the day after Thanksgiving, joining his wife who died at the accident scene.

Board denies tattoo parlor

LAWRENCEVILLE - A proposed tattoo parlor to be located at a strip mall on the 700 block of Braselton Highway was denied without prejudice by the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday to the delight of nearby homeowners.

Kaul wins by one vote in Norcross Hixson defeats McKinney for council seat

NORCROSS - One vote decided a Norcross council runoff Tuesday, with Ross Kaul edging Shelley Crofton 399 to 398 in the unofficial results.

Our view: Grayson shows class in victory

Ask any high school coach and they'll tell you that competition at the scholastic level is about much more than winning. It's about learning teamwork, teaching life lessons and building character. Part of that is learning how to win - and lose - with grace.

Zell Miller returns to save us from dull politcal discussion

Thank goodness. Zell Miller is back. The former heavyweight champion of populist Southern Democrats has come out of retirement. He helped Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss in his just-finished win against Democrat Jim Martin.

Fire briefs

Leak in chimney sparks Winder house fire

November auto sales fall to 26-year low

NEW YORK - U.S. light vehicle sales at General Motors and Chrysler plunged more than 40 percent in November, while Ford's sales dropped 31 percent, battered by an economic storm that has sent consumer demand for new vehicles to the lowest level in more than 26 years.

Families gather to honor homicide victims

LAWRENCEVILLE - On March 25, Dereji Lemma lost his younger brother, Tedla, when Tedla was killed during a home invasion. Tedla was handicapped, unable to move his left side and could barely get around with the help of a cane.

How compelling is a tweet?

"I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room."

Lawrenceville tables permit request for cerebral palsy home

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrenceville City Council on Monday tabled until January a request for a special-use permit that would allow United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia to continue operating a home for developmentally disabled adults in the Forest Hills subdivision.

Prep Roundup: Harrison scores 36 as South tops Dacula

SNELLVILLE - South Gwinnett defeated Dacula 74-58 on Tuesday.

Blue is back Norcross cruises by Bulldogs

SUWANEE - The Jesse McMillan era at Norcross got off to a good start on Tuesday night as the Norcross boys tipped off their season with a 70-54 win over North Gwinnett in a Region 7-AAAAA game.