News for Saturday, December 6, 2008


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Mary Chriswell

June 20, 1934- November 25, 2008 Mary Kathleen Chriswell, age 74, of Abbeville, GA, formerly of Loganville, GA, passed away Nov. 25, 2008. Mrs Chriswell was preceded in death by ...

Esther Mittman

Mrs. Esther Mittman, age 86, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2008. Arrangements will be announced later by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home of Buford, GA 770-945-9345

John Edward Kemker

John Edward (Edd) Kemker, age 76, of Chamblee, Ga., died December 5, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. Lilburn/Tucker Chapel 770-564-2726

Sports briefs: Maddux to announce retirement

Greg Maddux is all done.

Welton's passing leads Wesleyan to first title game

NORCROSS - Faced with clutch situations throughout its Class A state semifinal game against Lincoln County, Wesleyan simply found a way each time.

Business briefs

Consumers unexpectedly trimmed borrowing in Oct.

Cardwell's touchdown seals Wesleyan's 20-12 victory

NORCROSS - Daniel Cardwell wasn't the main receiver. In fact, he wasn't even Wesleyan quarterback Conor Welton's second choice.

First year tough even for best coaches

ATLANTA - Nick Saban and Urban Meyer both took a mulligan in their first seasons.

New waste management plan: Residents may have to pay fee Companies sue county after being forced out by new program

LAWRENCEVILLE - Unfortunately for affected residents, the county said Friday it can't do anything about a $23.50 fee levied on them by two garbage haulers being forced out of Gwinnett by the new countywide trash plan.

Defenses battle to a tie

SUWANEE - The question comes at me in e-mail form and it comes straight from football fans at games.

Falcons' Baker hopes docs let him play vs. Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH - Left tackle Sam Baker has done everything required to rehab his lower back following surgery in late October.

Gladiators fall in shootout to Sea Wolves Gwinnett cedes extra point to division foe after rallying in 3rd

BILOXI, Miss. - The Gwinnett Gladiators rallied from a third-period deficit with a pair of goals 37 seconds apart but fell 4-3 in an eight-round shootout against Mississippi on Friday.

World Briefs

US preparing for troop buildup in Afghanistan

Lions return to finals with double overtime win against Grayson

SUWANEE - Peachtree Ridge was given a second chance to win Friday's Class AAAAA semifinal game.

Letter: Back to prosperity

I keep seeing letters and articles complaining about President-elect Obama's choices for his cabinet - that he is "recycling" Clinton advisers or he is "going backward" in choosing people who previously served President Clinton.

Nation Briefs

Man ticketed in gridlock while wife in labor

Buford seniors leave home on high note

BUFORD - Buford's 44-21 win over Fitzgerald on Friday night produced the response you would expect from a victory in the semifinals.

Candidate seeks recount in Norcross race

LAWRENCEVILLE - A recount has been requested in the Norcross City Council runoff election decided by one vote this week.

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Three arrested in ID theft connected to Suwanee boxes

SUWANEE - Three suspects in a massive identity theft operation have been prosecuted in Oregon by federal authorities, Suwanee Police said.

People Briefs

Hollywood's No. 1 women: Winfrey and Jolie

I will always be called by Mississippi and its beautiful land

Mississippi was calling my name the other day, beckoning me softly to pay a visit to the land that often comforts me.

McConnell Middle sends holiday care packages

LOGANVILLE - It's a holiday tradition at McConnell Middle School.

Hawks hold off Harrington, Knicks

ATLANTA - No team takes more 3-pointers than the New York Knicks.

Some bank bailout holdings down $9B

The government mounted a vigorous defense Friday of its massive bank bailout, responding to an Associated Press analysis showing that stock in the program intended to eventually earn taxpayers a profit has lost about one-third of its value - nearly $9 billion - in barely one month.

Buford returns to state title game with 44-21 romp

BUFORD - For the whole game, Daniel Villafuerte just kept kicking.

Carter runs out of stuff to dabble in

"Mr. President, I understand you wanted to see me? And why are you holding a garbage bag?"

Gwinnett Grads: Porter stars for nation's No. 1 JUCO team

Earlier this year, Porsha Porter was the main cog for one of Georgia's top girls basketball programs, Mill Creek.

Prep Roundup: Parkview girls stay undefeated

LILBURN - Parkview's girls basketball team improved to 5-0 on Friday with a 52-33 victory over Central Gwinnett in a Region 8-AAAAA game.

Tech women snap losing skid to UGA

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph doesn't mince words when she talks about state rival Georgia.

Letter: Shipp a sore loser

There he goes again. Bill Shipp's attack on Sen. Saxby Chambliss ("Boss Jim, the most powerful man in Georgia," Nov. 26, 8A) is just a continuation of Shipp's crusade to attack all Republicans. You see, Bill Shipp has long been a Democratic Party strategist posing as a political analyst and columnist.

A solicitation that goes beyond the usual stuff

I guess unsolicited solicitation is a necessary evil of the free enterprise system. I know it has been around as long as I have. When I was a kid, I was a heck of a solicitor. I would try to sell anything, "try" being the operative word.

We all have awful heart-stopping money moments

It's like a rock in the pit of your stomach, a cold clammy feeling that spreads up your gut and momentarily stops your breath.