News for Tuesday, December 9, 2008

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Jackson Lammey

Jackson Wesley Lammey infant son of Wesley Perry Lammey and Kelley Speed Lammey passed away on December 7, 2008 at Newton Medical Center in Covington. His grandparents are Perry & ...

Eska Robertson

Mr. Eska H. Robertson, age 95, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Edith Salyers

147;PAULINE” Edith “Pauline” Salyers, age 66, of Bethlehem, GA, passed away December 6, 2008. She attended Hebron Baptist Church. A graduate of Wellborn High School in ...

Iona Holman

Mrs. Iona Cloer Holman, age 82, of Royston, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, December 8, 2008. She was preceded in death by her: husband, Millard ...

Clara Weaver

Clara Nell Weaver, age 85, of Winder, GA, passed away December 6, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Louise Jacob

Louise Barnabei Jacob, age 89, of Buford, GA, passed away December 8, 2008. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Home Service, LLC Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411

Bill Womack

Mr. Bill Womack, age 74, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, December 8, 2008. He is survived by his: wife of 51 years, Mrs. Barbara Dunning Womack, Sugar ...

Randy Wilson

Randy Wilson, age 62, of Snellville, GA, passed away December 7, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010

Drug trafficker gets life sentence

ATLANTA - A Lawrenceville man convicted on Sept. 19 of several drug charges - including conspiracy and trafficking - was sentenced last week to life in prison.

Getting technical Advances in technology make it easier for college football recruiting

DULUTH - Step onto the floor of one of the Gwinnett Center's exhibit halls Monday and you might have thought you were at a technology expo, what with all the video screens and computer monitors stationed at every table.

3 killed in military jet crash

SAN DIEGO - A fighter jet returning to a Marine base after a training exercise crashed in flames in a San Diego neighborhood Monday, killing three people on the ground, leaving one missing and destroying two homes.

School board to hold public hearing

SUWANEE - The Gwinnett County Board of Education will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on Gwinnett County Public Schools' proposed partnership contract with the state Board of Education.

Snellville postpones action on emissions ordinance again

SNELLVILLE - City leaders Monday night again postponed taking any action regarding a proposed air/soli emissions ordinance.

People Briefs

Belafonte to auction off papers of MLK

Three teams in football finals a Gwinnett first

DULUTH - Certainly there has been a year when more Gwinnett high school football teams were in the state championship games.

Matchups set for '09 Corky Kell Classic

DULUTH - Between visits from college coaches at Monday's Touchdown Club of Gwinnett, Grayson head football coach Mickey Conn got a short visit from Dave Hunter.

Winslow, Detweiler receive county coaches top honor Bulldogs' Karen, Lions' Clanton named coach of the year

Gwinnett County cross country coaches held their season-ending banquet on Monday at North Gwinnett.

Duluth selects new management company for Red Clay Theatre

DULUTH - The Duluth City Council on Monday unanimously selected Cumming-based Playwright Productions as the interim management company for the Red Clay Theatre and Arts Center.

Swimming and diving roundup: Broncos win, Bulldogs set records

Brookwood defeated Collins Hill and North Gwinnett in a tri-meet last weekend despite a record-setting night from the Bulldogs' swimming and diving team.

Davis improving, but still in hospital Peachtree Ridge grad collapsed during workout with Central Florida football team

Weary from nearly a week by his son's hospital bed, Adrian Davis at least got some good news on Monday that there should not be any long-term effects from what happened last week at the University of Central Florida.

Board: Ambulance cuts 'off table' Commissioners rule out dropping emergency medical services

YOUNG HARRIS - Ambulances will remain among Gwinnett's first responders, as commissioners ruled out cutting emergency medical services as a budget tightening measure.

Justice, once and for all

'Justice: the administering of deserved punishment or reward.'

Must Read: 'Calling in gay' to work is the latest form of protest

SAN FRANCISCO - Some same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to "call in gay" Wednesday to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians, but others question whether it's wise to encourage skipping work given the nation's economic distress.

Sports Briefs

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Tebow, Saban take SEC's top honors

ATLANTA - Tim Tebow guided his team to the national championship game and put himself in contention for another Heisman Trophy. So it was no surprise when the Florida quarterback claimed his second straight Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year award.

Wrestling Roundup: Parkview claims third tournament championship this season

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Parkview won the Southern Slam tournament on Saturday at Eastside (S.C.) High School.

Police: No charges in dog killing

NORCROSS - Gwinnett police have elected not to press charges against a Norcross man who used a rifle Friday to shoot and kill a pesky Husky mix, much to the chagrin of neighbors in the quiet residential area.

The glass class Students create artwork with help from renowned artists

DULUTH - "Dude, mine is a masterpiece," 10-year-old Parker Lowe said as he directed another student to check out the tile he had created Monday.

20 left homeless after fire

NORCROSS - Residents of a Norcross apartment complex were forced to jump to safety during a predawn fire Sunday that left more than 20 people homeless, officials said.

Gwinnett golfers fall short of Tour cards

Gwinnett's two finalists in PGA Tour qualifying came up short of earning their PGA Tour cards, and will be back on the Nationwide Tour next year.

In brief

House speaker says talks continue on auto bailout

Lilburn approves salary package

LILBURN - Employees of the city will be receiving a new salary and benefits package, thanks to action by the Lilburn City Council on Monday night.

Three arrested on drug charges

LAWRENCEVILLE - In separate incidents, local authorities made three arrests over the weekend for the possession and trafficking of crystal methamphetamine.

City council confirms Kaul's 1-vote win

NORCROSS - At a special called meeting Monday evening, the Norcross City Council voted to approve the results of a recount that confirmed Ross Kaul's 1-vote win.

Nation Briefs

Ohio judge rejects new microwave-baby murder trial

Smith: Playoff teams don't whiff on tackles

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith gave his Atlanta Falcons an important reminder about one of football's most basic principles: Playoff teams don't whiff on tackles.

World Briefs

Massive riots cripple Greece's main cities

Autograph show marks businessman's 10th year of supporting Toys for Tots

Like a lot of folks, Doug Reid has seen his business change over the years. He still deals in sports collectibles, but Reid no longer has retail space, preferring to sell via the Internet.