News for Saturday, February 2, 2008

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Lorene Bowen

Lorene "Sis" Thurmond Bowen, age 86 of Lawrenceville & a former resident of Merryvale Assisted Living in Oxford, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 2 ...

Seldon Moore

Mr. Seldon B. Moore, age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 1, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 49 years: Mrs. Dorothy M. Moore, Buford ...

C. A. Cain

C. A. (Albert) Cain, age 92 of Bethlehem, GA, passed away on Friday, February 01, 2008. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Fay Cain and daughter ...

Ruby Mcgowan

Ruby G. McGowan, age 93 of Conyers, GA passed away on Saturday, February 02, 2008. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Tom M. Wages Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 3705 Hwy ...

Monica Perry

Monica Perry, age 62, of Duluth, GA, passed away on February 1, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Rosa Lee Murphy

Rosa Lee Murphy, age 86, of Lilburn, GA passed away February 2, 2008. She is survived by: Sons and Daughters-in-law: David and Debora Murphy of Monroe, Claude and ...

Bredas know basketball

When Matthew Breda was a sophomore in high school he spent many of his winter nights helping his father.

Hundreds expected for Groundhog Day

LAWRENCEVILLE - At 14, General Beauregard Lee - Snellville's furry forecasting rodent - is finally getting used to the Groundhog Day hullabaloo.

Does our money ever get spent on reducing trailers?

Yes, Gwinnett kids count and we need to support and pass the general obligation bond referendum for our school system on Tuesday. We also need to ask: How are we spending these funds?

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Police reports

Trailer fire displaces two

Microsoft makes $42B bid for Yahoo

SAN FRANCISCO - Unable to topple Google Inc. on its own, Microsoft Corp. is trying to force crippled rival Yahoo Inc. into a shotgun marriage, with a wager worth nearly $42 billion that the two companies together will have a better chance of tackling the Internet search leader.

Latest class graduates fire academy

LAWRENCEVILLE - Twenty-one men and a woman entered the auditorium of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center on Friday afternoon as recruits having just completed an arduous fire training program. About an hour later the group emerged as firefighters and future heroes of Gwinnett County.

Middle schoolers to compete in science fair

BUFORD - More than 85 middle schoolers are competing today in the second annual Regional Junior Division Science and Engineering Fair at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.

Wolves survive scrappy Spartans

NORCROSS - Anne Marie Armstrong is probably a little sore this

People briefs

Spears' father given control

Police search for robbery suspect

LAWRENCEVILLE - Loganville police are looking for a man who robbed a Wachovia bank Friday afternoon.

Something old, something new Local couple to restore Lawrenceville warehouse for special events

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lilburn couple is restoring a cotton warehouse from 1910 as a special events facility to be called 550 Clayton. The 7,000-square-foot granite building is located at 550 N. Clayton St., near the Lawrenceville Train Depot.

Mustangs roll by No. 8 Panthers

NORCROSS - After his team let a crucial Region 8-AAAAA game against Brookwood get away Tuesday, Meadowcreek boys basketball coach Billy Davis sent a message to his players the rest of the week in practice.

Patriots KO Knights

LILBURN - After knocking off a top-10 opponent in Parkview last week, Central Gwinnett's girls basketball squad set its sights on another ranked team in Berkmar.

Four Broncos make college commitments

The Brookwood football team had four players make verbal college commitments.

Beazer Homes exiting mortgage business

ATLANTA - Homebuilder Beazer Homes USA Inc. said Friday it will no longer originate mortgages and will offer its buyers mortgage services through Countrywide Financial Corp.

Braves react to Mets' signing of Santana

ATLANTA - Tom Glavine was honest when questioned Friday about Johan Santana and the New York Mets.

Nation briefs

6 killed in crash of plane in N.C.

World briefs

Aruba to reopen Holloway case

Pastor brings lifetime of mission work experience to Snellville church

Dr. Roger Bailey, or "Pastor Roger" as he's more comfortable hearing, brings a lifetime of rich experience to Calvary Praise Center in Snellville. He and his wife, Bobbi, started this Gwinnett church just three years ago, and they brought with them 32 years of mission experience in Africa. This 65-year-old man of faith loves God and is saddened by the recent state of affairs in Kenya. The people whose lives he touched while living there have also touched him deeply.

Off-duty cops get in gunfight Duluth, Fulton County officers shoot, wound each other

SUGAR HILL - The head of the Duluth Police Department called Officer Jay Daily an exemplary policeman who - despite his quiet, unassuming demeanor - was so admired by the public he served that citizens voiced compliments about him.

Gladiators schooled by Stingrays

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Despite 31 saves from Dan Turple, the Gwinnett Gladiators were shutout for the second time in the last month.

Gwinnett Grads: On the rise

Carson-Newman's records in boys basketball haven't been sparkling lately - 12-16, 10-17, 10-19.

A weekend trip brings a new respect for motherhood

Dixie Dew and I went away for the weekend to visit our friends, Stevie and Darrell, in Nashville. It was actually Dew's invitation, but I was allowed to tag along.

Thrashers rally, beat Buffalo in shooutout

ATLANTA - Eric Perrin, Atlanta's fourth shooter, beat Jocelyn Thibault with a fake before scoring in the shootout to give the Thrashers a 5-4 win over Buffalo on Friday.

Big men lead Lions past North

SUWANEE - For one half, Peachtree Ridge played almost perfect.

Students, business leaders convene for leadership conference

LAWRENCEVILLE - Christi Birkbeck, a radiology major at Gwinnett Technical College, took the opportunity Friday to pick the brains of some of the metro-Atlanta area's most influential business leaders.

Norcross gets another shot at Oak Hill

Norcross didn't really get that big of a challenge from Veritas Christian, despite the North Carolina team's 7-foot-2 center.

To the editor: Schools need your support at ballot box on Tuesday

In just a few days, we'll go to the polls and choose our candidate for president. On Tuesday, Gwinnett County voters have another important ballot question: Do we authorize the Board of Education to sell $750 million in general obligation bonds for new schools and school improvements?

February: The month of famous birthdays

It's funny what we remember - and what we forget. I have no memory of ever learning the Pythagorean Theorem or Bernoulli's Principle, but I will always remember that Avogadro's number is 6.02 times 10 to the 23rd power and I can recite all 17 stanzas of Alfred Noyes's epic poem "The Highwayman."

Schools need your support at ballot box on Tuesday

In just a few days, we'll go to the polls and choose our candidate for president. On Tuesday, Gwinnett County voters have another important ballot question: Do we authorize the Board of Education to sell $750 million in general obligation bonds for new schools and school improvements?

Firefighter injured in Friday morning fire

LILBURN - A Gwinnett County firefighter injured while working a fire Friday morning is now recovering at home, officials said.

DOT board members overcome political heat, win re-election

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers re-elected two members of the State Transportation Board on Friday, handing a stinging defeat to House Speaker Glenn Richardson in a political struggle with Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Rising oil prices help companies to record profits

HOUSTON - Suppose Exxon Mobil decided to return the favor and buy you a tank of gas. Then again, why stop there? The oil giant turned a profit last year fat enough to buy a fill-up for every car, truck and SUV in America - four times.

Chick-fil-A donating sales to teen injured in skiing accident

SUWANEE - A local Chick-fil-A restaurant is donating a portion of its sales today to help the family of a Lanier Middle School student injured in January on a skiing trip in Colorado.

Loganville pair found deceased Foul play possible

LOGANVILLE - Walton County authorities said a man and woman - both in their late 50s or early 60s - were found dead in a Loganville home Friday morning.

Spartan thriller

NORCROSS - Trent Wiedeman was a little nervous.

Employees get the shaft in mergers

According to news reports, one of the biggest issues in the merger talks between Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Northwest is who would run the new company - the Delta guy or the nabob from Northwest.

February is the month of love, lingerie and let-down

Has there ever been a human desire fraught with more disappointment and misunderstanding than the art of romance?

Prep roundup: Dalrymple, Sawyer lead Lions to upset of North

SUWANEE - Mackenzie Dalrymple scored 11 points and pulled down four rebounds and D'Atra Sawyer added nine points as Peachtree Ridge's girls basketball team upset North Gwinnett 39-38 on Friday night.

To the editor: Does our money ever get spent on reducing trailers?

Yes, Gwinnett kids count and we need to support and pass the general obligation bond referendum for our school system on Tuesday. We also need to ask: How are we spending these funds?