Bobby Mr. Charles Robert Bobby Keith, age 60, of Jefferson, GA, passed away on December 31, 2008. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson 706-367-5467
Evelyn Belle Camp Magnus, age 87, of Lilburn, GA, passed away on Tuesday, December 30, 2008. She is survived by her Brother and Sister in Law: John Morris and June ...
Mr. Terry W. Parker, age 61, of Buford, GA, passed away on Tuesday, December 30, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...
O'Neal Cotton, age 77, of Covington, GA, passed away on Tuesday, December 30, 2008. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, Covington 770-786-7062
Lula Cary Christian, age 63, of Snellville, GA, passed away on December 29, 2008. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200
ALLEN Allen Roberson, Jr., age 57, of Snellville, GA, passed away on December 29, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010
DANIEL Daniel William Souther Sr., age 67, of Atlanta, GA, passed away on December 30, 2008. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200
Woodrow Needham, age 93, of Loganville, formerly of Atlanta, GA, passed away on December 30, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544
Mary Jane Jenkins, age 88, of Winder, GA, passed away on December 30, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553
WILLIAM William McArthur Rogers, Jr. age 42, of Snellville, GA passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2008. Arrangements made by Gregory B, Levett & Sons Funeral Home, 770-338-5558.
SUWANEE - Coming into the 17th annual Powerade Basketball Festival at North Gwinnett, Parkview head coach Mike McCoy knew that his team was loose.
SNELLVILLE - After seeing Peachtree Ridge impose a slower tempo than they preferred in the first half of the Deep South Classic championship game, the Buford girls had enough.
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Richmond Braves move to Gwinnett
LAWRENCEVILLE - Beginning Jan. 12, Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees will spend 26 days at the Gwinnett County Jail screening all foreign nationals in an effort to identify and remove criminal aliens.
LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man is behind bars after police said he pointed a gun at his neighbors Tuesday, then barricaded himself inside his home for several hours.
SUWANEE - Suwanee resident Mike LaPlante took his Christmas tree to Sims Lake Park on Tuesday.
NEW YORK - Wall Street headed toward a merciful end to a dreadful year Wednesday as investors took some comfort from a sharp drop in weekly unemployment claims and focused on the prospects for 2009.
SUWANEE - North Gwinnett hosts the annual Powerade Festival, but its boys basketball team was not supposed to win it.
BUFORD - A former Atlanta Falcon hopes to provide children with modern fitness options by opening a gym geared toward teaching youth how to live healthier lifestyles.
WASHINGTON - The number of laid-off workers continuing to draw unemployment benefits bolted to 4.5 million in late December, and even more Americans are expected to join the ranks of the jobless in 2009.
NORCROSS - When 2008 began there were only rumblings that the United States was in a recession.
CARTERSVILLE - Sadie kept to herself after she came through the gates at Pulaski State Prison. Months of abuse and neglect had taken their toll on the 12-year-old Appaloosa mare who is blind in her left eye.
SUWANEE - North Gwinnett finished the Powerade Basketball Festival tournament on a high note as the Bulldogs topped Westside-Macon 47-37 to capture third place.
WASHINGTON - Government officials overseeing a $700 billion bailout have acknowledged difficulties tracking the money and assessing the program's effectiveness.
LAWRENCEVILLE - It's no secret that Atlanta's notoriously horrific traffic can lead to larger problems than just car congestion and an inability to get somewhere in a timely manner.
Rookie goaltender Joe Fallon, who recently was assigned to the Gwinnett Gladiators by the Chicago Blackhawks, was named an ECHL All-Star on Tuesday.
BUFORD - An Auburn man facing film piracy charges after he was caught recording a movie at a local theater said he had no idea he was breaking the law.
CRAWFORD, Texas - President George W. Bush believes the first steps in any cease-fire in the ongoing violence in the Mideast will require the Islamic militant group Hamas to agree to stop firing rockets into Israel now and in the future, the White House said Wednesday.
DULUTH - Jordan Fox, the Gwinnett Gladiators leading scorer, was named an ECHL All-Star on Wednesday.
JOHNS CREEK - The boys finals of the Hooch Holiday Classic turned into a Region 8-AAAAA basketball showdown, with Meadowcreek taking a 65-50 win over rival Berkmar on Tuesday for the tournament championship.
Ill. governor names Obama replacement
BRASELTON - Braselton police have made two additional arrests as the result of their ongoing investigation into the burglaries of two Braselton medical offices, officials announced Tuesday.
Pakistan closes supply route to hit militants
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel, under international pressure, is considering a 48-hour halt to its punishing four-day air campaign on Hamas targets in Gaza to see if Palestinian militants will stop their rocket attacks on southern Israel, Israeli officials said Tuesday.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Lifelong friends Maribeth Nickell and Jaclyn Cannon grew up with the characters and stories Nickell's great-grandfather, acclaimed artist F. Luis Mora, created and illustrated for her father.
A New Year always gets people reflecting back on the old one, and what a year in politics 2008 was.
STONE MOUNTAIN - After tubing down Snow Mountain, Jacob Hulsey was beaming.
HOSCHTON - Authorities are trying to determine what killed a 14-year-old girl found dead Saturday in a friend's home.
DETROIT - A movie about a 'maverick,' his journey 'from Wall Street to Main Street,' his 'desperate search' for a 'monkey' and a 'game-changing' revelation about his 'carbon footprint' probably would make the nation's word-watchers physically ill.
Hamas, a group designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department, are the Nazis of modern times. Israel is right to pound military targets inside Gaza, but much of the violence Israel brought on itself by giving up land it had to know would be used to rain down death on its civilians. That is always the pattern.
Home Accents 4U, which offers home accessories, jewelry and imported wines, opened Christmas Eve in Suwanee.
BUFORD - An early morning, single-vehicle crash with a utility pole caused a gas leak and a power outage for a few homes Tuesday on the 4700 block of West Price Road.
SNELLVILLE - Chris Bolden entered the Deep South Classic as a relative unknown, a 15-year-old freshman guard who comes off the Brookwood bench.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Oil prices jumped 14 percent on New Year's Eve, capping a year that saw prices soar to unprecedented heights only to give up four years of gains in just five months.
SNELLVILLE - A kid who juggles numerous sports - and in football season numerous tasks within a sport - Wade Brogdon was even busier than usual this week.
Former South Gwinnett standout and South Florida guard Mike Mercer will see his college basketball season end prematurely for the second time because of a knee injury, according to a published report by Tampa Bay Online.
LAWRENCEVILLE - As Americans prepare to enter 2009 they'll have to think back nearly five years to recall the last time fuel prices were as low as they are now.
DMX pleads guilty to drug, theft charges
By this time next year, you may think 2008 wasn't so bad after all.
Summing up, let me just say that I reject, repudiate, renounce, denounce, dismiss and utterly regret 2008.
SNELLVILLE - Trent Wiedeman poured in a game-high 29 points as Greater Atlanta Christian shook off a disappointing semifinal loss to take third place in the Deep South Classic with a 75-50 win over South Forsyth on Tuesday at Brookwood.