News for Tuesday, February 26, 2008

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Lowell Halbert

Rev. Lowell Glenn Halbert, 74, of Lilburn, GA, died February 25, 2008. Arrangements by The Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Allison Lyrberg

BRACEY 1962-2008 Allison Bracey Lyrberg, age 45, of Loganville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2008. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Lawrenceville Chapel. 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045 ...

Elizabeth Burel

Elizabeth Burel, 77, of Lawrenceville, GA, died February 26, 2008. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.

Kathryn Collier

Kathryn Danielle Collier, age 7, of Winder, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2008. She was a member at Crossview Baptist Church, active in the Awana Program and Girl ...

Gaylon Beard

Rev. Gaylon Beard, age 84, of Buford, died Monday, February 25, 2008. Funeral services will be 2 P.M. Thursday, February 28, 2008 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral ...

Lynndoll Johnston

Mrs. Lynndoll Pounds Johnston, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away February 26, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Johnston. She is survived by her daughter ...

Troy Dalton

Troy Dell Dalton, age 44, of Hemlock St., Lula, passed away February 25, 2008 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Dalton was born March 17 ...

Nancy Hamrick

Nancy B. Hamrick, age 68, of Winder, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2008. Nancy was a member of Barrow County Historical Society and a member of Crossview Baptist ...

Keith Nichols

Mr. Keith “Nick” D. Nichols, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2008. He is survived by his Wife of 66 years: Mrs. Fuchia ...

Arthur Mcgrath

Arthur John McGrath, age 82, of Grayson, GA, passed away February 24, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest ...

Berlene Mann

Berlene Holtzclaw Mann, age 81, of Suwanee, GA ,died February 25, 2008. The funeral service will be held Thursday, February 28th, at 11:30 am at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel. Burial ...

Jael Martinez

Infant Jael Rico Martinez, age 0, of Norcross, GA, passed away February 22, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Sports briefs

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'In a good place' Emory CEO dives right in to new role

SNELLVILLE - Kim Ryan has an impressive repertoire of daily activities.

Edwards outduels reigning champ in California

FONTANA, Calif. - For Carl Edwards, it's a signal. At least one NASCAR Sprint Cup team is ready to take on Hendrick Motorsports.

Sheriff's Department awarded fees in suit

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department on Monday will get back more than $34,000 spent on a lawsuit officials called frivolous.

Fire starts in bedroom

NORCROSS - A fire late Sunday night was contained to a Norcross bedroom.

Nation briefs

Ex-cop convicted of lover's death

Barrow BOC hears input on airport

WINDER - Residents filled chairs, lined up two deep along the walls and spilled into the lobby of the Board of Commissioners' chambers Monday to hear answers about development at the Northeast Georgia Regional Airport.

CIDs fund tax district lobbyist

DULUTH - Local community improvement districts want to make sure every possible redevelopment option is available to them.

People briefs Oscars become Coen country

LOS ANGELES - They ground up Steve Buscemi in a wood-chipper. They made baby-snatchers out of Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter. They turned mythic Greek wanderer Odysseus into a Depression-era roots-music minstrel with George Clooney's face.

Johnson wins national title in weight throw

Kibwe Johnson has big goals for this year.

Moore leads top-ranked UConn past No. 6 LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. - An LSU team with seven seniors who have never missed the Final Four had no answer for Connecticut's fabulous freshman.

Snellville postpones adoption of utility fund

SNELLVILLE - By unanimous vote Monday night, Snellville City Council members postponed adoption of the enterprise fund for the stormwater utility until March 24.

Web ad points to sex biz Cops charge 2 with prostitution

LAWRENCEVILLE - Undercover police followed a Web site advertisement to a Duluth hotel room where they arrested two women for running a small brothel.

Lions' Arnold retires

After teaching and coaching for 38 years, including the past 17 in Gwinnett, Gerald Arnold decided over the weekend that now was the time to retire from the latter.

Economy is a false god

If you believe big media, the economy is in trouble. If you worry about job layoffs and your inability to pay bills, you may be thinking about voting for Democrats this fall, which is the point of the negative media coverage. Every four years when a Republican is president, big media carry stories about economic gloom and doom. But is it true? It depends on the standard you use.

Wolves' ace Garvin takes it all in stride

NORCROSS - At 6-foot-5 and 218 pounds, Wesleyan pitcher/first baseman Grayson Garvin casts a formidable shadow.

Gladiators clinch playoff berth

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators clinched a playoff berth for the fifth consecutive season when they beat Augusta on Sunday and Pensacola lost in a shootout.

World briefs

S. Africa to allow elephant killing

Care to share your six words?

For the sake of full disclosure, I admit the thought of writing a column about describing your life in six words appealed to me because of the possibility of writing a column that consisted of ... well, just six words.

Falcons ready for second shot

Their first-round matchup in the Class AAAA state basketball tournament was plenty to get the Dacula boys players motivated. A matchup with the defending state champion will do that.

2-year-old, mother go to hospital with burns

NORCROSS - A 2-year-old Norcross girl was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital Monday for burns she received while frying chicken with her mother.

Coming to a neighborhood near you

ZONING CASES - ON THE AGENDA: Here's a look at rezonings and other requests the county commission will consider today. The panel meets at 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville.

Slow ride

Southbound Interstate 85 traffic crawls near Steve Reynolds Boulevard

Must read: Boy Scouts begin planning for 100th anniversary in 2010

DALLAS - The Boy Scouts of America, about to turn 100, have turned to one of their own as part of a marketing campaign to celebrate the anniversary and try to reverse a membership slide.

Prep roundup: Yoon's OT goal lifts Norcross girls past Central

NORCROSS - Junior Lara Yoon scored the overtime winner as Norcross' girls soccer team defeated Central Gwinnett 3-2 on Monday.

Seminar may help parking preference

LAWRENCEVILLE - Local parents probably thought they finished Driver's Ed decades ago. But a pilot program starting at seven Gwinnett schools this week will put them back in the classroom.