News for Tuesday, February 12, 2008


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Israel Robinson

Israel W. Robinson, age 81, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on February 10, 2008. Service and arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Evelyn Minton

Evelyn Tice Minton, age 64, a Registered Nurse for over 40 years, passed away February 6, 2008 in Lawrenceville, GA. She was a loyal and devoted mother and friend. She ...

Brynn Jones

147;Brynn” Monique Jones (infant), age 2 1/2 months, of Statham, GA, passed away February 10, 2008. The body was cremated. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553 ...

Steve Cardin

Officer Steve Cardin, age 39, of Loganville, passed away Monday, February 11, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, February 15, 2008 at the Oasis Church, Loganville with ...

Lola Cole

Mrs. Lola Holcomb Cole, age 62, of Buford, GA, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2008. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jewel L. and Ruby Hannah Holcomb ...

Adlin Lindner

Adlin Thisline Lindner Ne: Brown (sister sunshine) Born April 28, 1924 in Abukir, St. Ann, Jamaica, W.I. went home to the Lord February 7, 2008. She is survived by son ...

Tom Cusack

Tom Cusack, age 85, of Buford, GA, passed away on February 10, 2008. Service and arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Teen charged with child molestation

NORCROSS - Arrest warrants filed this weekend allege a 15-year-old boy molested and sodomized a female relative at his Norcross home.

Braves conclude workouts at Turner

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have brought back Tom Glavine and Javy Lopez, but there will be a lot more new than old in 2008.

Bush admits to economic uncertainty President calls on Congress to do more

WASHINGTON - President Bush, acknowledging that the country is suffering through a period of economic uncertainty, called on Congress Monday to do more to help people and businesses hurt by the housing slump and credit crunch.


Girls Soccer Super Six - Profiles

Minnesota town hits a record at 40 below zero Monday

MINNEAPOLIS - It lived up to its name: The temperature in International Falls fell to 40 below zero Monday, just a few days after the northern Minnesota town won a federal trademark making it officially the 'Icebox of the Nation.'

Official: Beltline ruling could devastate redevelopment

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Supreme Court ruling involving Atlanta's proposed Beltline could be the "death knell" for Gwinnett's revitalization hopes, said Chuck Warbington of the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District.

Local man swims with the fishes Loganville resident wins aquarium contest

ATLANTA - Luis Torres originally obtained his diving certification as a way to extend his vacation options, but the Loganville resident said he never thought the training would one day aid him in a day of underwater bliss.

Close quarters Overcrowded Lawrenceville Police Department to get new headquarters

LAWRENCEVILLE - Too little space for too many people. That's the Lawrenceville Police Department in a nutshell.

Pipeline, sewage plant projects to be paid for with bonds

LAWRENCEVILLE - Officials are preparing to issue up to $145 million in bonds to pay for some major water and sewer upgrades in Gwinnett.

Wesleyan without Smith for region tourney

The good news Tanner Smith and the Wesleyan boys basketball team received Monday was that the ankle injury the 6-foot-5 senior sustained earlier this season and aggravated last Friday wasn't as bad as first feared.

Police, Fire Reports

Gas leak closes roads, causes evacuations

Pink with pleasure

DULUTH - Apart from the Columbia Inferno arriving late and delaying the start of Sunday's game nearly two hours, the Gwinnett Gladiators "Pink in the Rink" weekend was a resounding success.

3 garbage contracts dumped

LAWRENCEVILLE - Two of Gwinnett County's eight residential trash haulers and one commercial hauler will no longer be able to pick up residents' waste, beginning April 1.

Basketball blood lines

LILBURN - Sczeny Hartry never really had a choice.

Nation Briefs

Student shot during gym class at Memphis school

Business briefs

Camp Bow Wow opens

Conservatives must evolve for new era

This just in: Ronald Reagan is dead and he's not coming back. Now, can conservatives please move on?

6 dead, 2 still missing following sugar refinery blast

PORT WENTWORTH - A helicopter hovered in a clear blue sky Monday and dumped 250 gallons of river water onto a gutted sugar refinery where six workers died and two remained missing from an explosion that continued to burn more deeply than officials first supposed.

Snellville leaders choose sides, air grievances

SNELLVILLE - Snellville's mayor will wear two hats beginning Thursday, when he begins acting as the interim city manager.

Prep roundup: Mill Creek boys move on in 7-AAAAA hoops tourney

SUWANEE - Mill Creek advanced in the Region 7-AAAAA boys basketball tournament on Monday with a 61-49 victory over Duluth.

World Briefs

Taliban militant critically wounded in Pakistan

Baker relishes final shot with Panthers

LILBURN - There is no reason for Ashley Baker to be here.

Sports briefs


Arena has accomplished a lot in just 5 short years

Sometimes the thought of something and its potential are so high that the completed project pales in comparison to what you hoped it would be. But that's not the case with the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

People Briefs

Kyle MacLachlan, wife expecting their first child

Senate passes first transportation measures

ATLANTA - The Senate easily approved two transportation resolutions Monday, a smooth opening to what could become a protracted debate over how to pay for a host of highway and transit needs.

School district staff to recommend redistricting change

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett County Board of Education is expected to consider Thursday a change to a past redistricting plan that could even out enrollment in two southern Gwinnett middle schools.

Loganville shopping center to include Lowe's, Best Buy

LOGANVILLE - A major shopping destination is coming to Loganville in 2009.