News for Tuesday, February 5, 2008

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Marian Mccoy

Marian D. McCoy, age 71, of Snellville, died Tuesday, February 5, 2008. Horis A. Ward, Stone Mountain Chapel, 1355 Rockbridge Road (Rockbridge at Five Forks Trickum Road), Stone Mountain, 770-381-5722 ...

Evelyn Clay

Mrs. Evelyn Clay, 81, of Lithonia, GA, passed January 31, 2008. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045 770-338-5558.

Marjorie Ackerman

Marjorie Louise Ackerman, age 88, of Bethlehem, GA, passed away February 4, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Avolee Sharpton

Avolee Sharpton, age 77, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest ...

Joel Hardigree

Joel Brent Hardigree, age 80, of Winder, GA, passed away February 5, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Ethel Craft

Mrs. Ethel B. Craft, age 85, of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Carl, died February 4, 2008. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.

Virginia Tollison

Virginia Hubbard Tollison, age 83, of Athens, GA, passed away February 5, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest ...

Nancy Wormlight

Nancy Wormlight, age 75, of Gainesville, GA, passed away February 5, 2008. The body has been cremated. Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518 ...

Margaret Moloney

Margaret Mary Moloney, age 54, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Monday, February 4, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-962-3100. Please sign online ...

Bettie Parker

Bettie Gene Hay Parker, of Stone Mountain (Gwinnett County), GA, died Tuesday, February 5, 2008. Arrangements are pending with The Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726 ...

Mary Moore

Mary B. Moore, age 85, of Norcross, GA, died Tuesday morning, February 5, 2008. Arrangements are pending with The Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Daryll And Cherri Spearman

Daryll Spearman, age 55 and Cherri Spearman, age 52, of Loganville, GA, passed away Friday, February 1, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA ...

Lura Sloan

Lura Sloan, age 85, of Winder, GA, passed away February 5, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Rose Holcomb

Mrs. Rose Maddox Holcomb, age 75, of Lawrenceville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, February 4, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy ...

Ruth Gray

Ruth Frances Gray, age 88, of Hoschton, GA, passed away on February 5, 2008. Service and arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Parks officials offer safety lessons to visitors

SUWANEE - J.D. Quesada never fully understood the ear-busting power of a properly blown whistle.

Region 8 boys title still up for grabs

As the 2007-08 high school basketball season heads down the home stretch this week. Several region races involving Gwinnett teams remain red hot leading up to region tournaments, which begin next week.

Gladiators in third place after weekend games

It was feast or famine for the Gwinnett Gladiators in their home-and-home series with the South Carolina Stingrays last weekend.

Teen charged with parents' slayings

LOGANVILLE - A man suspected of killing his parents remains in the Walton County Jail after he was denied bond.

Welcome home Former South star Williams returns to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Lou Williams begins his own radio show in Philadelphia on Sunday, but that hardly means that he is thinking about a second career.

Prep roundup: Quintero leads Lions to win

SUWANEE - Steven Quintero led Peachtree Ridge boys soccer team to a 5-0 victory over Alpharetta in the Lions' season opener Monday.

A rink of pink

Staff photo: Jason Braverman

Norcross council tables decision on house demolition

NORCROSS - City Council members voted Monday to delay making a decision on whether to demolish a historic house at 35 Williams St.

Smith powers Hawks to 96-91 win over 76ers

ATLANTA - Josh Smith had 19 points, nine assists and nine blocks, and the Atlanta Hawks overcame an abysmal first quarter in a 96-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

Development at stadium to be smaller

ATLANTA - A huge mixed-use project that will include a stadium for the AAA Gwinnett Braves has been withdrawn from regional review so the developer can shrink its scope in order to meet a tight deadline.

People briefs

Moore to send valentine to help Save the Children

Voters make choices today

LAWRENCEVILLE - Super Tuesday has arrived.

Sports briefs

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School system honors counselors, names best of year

DULUTH - School counselors bear some resemblance to a group of highly specialized paratroopers in World War II, said Bobby Crowson, an associate superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Coming to a neighborhood near you

ZONING CASES - ON THE AGENDA: Here's a look at rezonings and other requests the planning commission will consider Feb. 6. The panel meets at 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville.

Police reports

Man pistol-whipped for wing opinion

The Obama infatuation

In human relationships, there is the flirtation stage, followed by what my grandparents called 'courting' and, if that works out, marriage. For those who are co-habiting, that was once the order of things, before disorderly social conduct took over.

Meadowcreek students get look at vote's importance

NORCROSS - While people in more than 20 states are voting today in the presidential preference primary election, students at Meadowcreek High School will also be heading to the polls.

World briefs

Confession tape likely admissible

Vick can keep $16.25M in bonuses Judge allows Falcons QB to keep most of bonus money

MINNEAPOLIS - Jailed quarterback Michael Vick can keep all but $3.75 million of the nearly $20 million in bonus money he received from the Atlanta Falcons following a ruling Monday by a federal judge.

State commission to look at ways to reorganize human resources agency

ATLANTA - A new state commission will look for ways to restructure Georgia's massive public health and welfare agency to make it more efficient and effective, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Monday.

That's what I call super

We are a proud country. You can tell by the way we name things. Today is Super Tuesday, which follows Super Sunday, which got its name because it's the day they play the Super Bowl.

Police hope ATM photos lead to robbers' arrests

NORCROSS - Gwinnett police are hunting for three suspects who reportedly kidnapped and robbed a mechanic in a Norcross apartment in late December.

Inspections of bridges fabricated DOT: Dozens of reports faked

ATLANTA - A bridge inspector in Gwinnett has admitted to falsifying 54 inspection reports since late last year.

Nation briefs

Two skiers found after winter storm

Former Giants GM not saying 'I told you so' about Manning

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Vindication for former New York Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi came in one gut-wrenching, last-minute drive engineered by Eli Manning to win the Super Bowl.

Duluth cop charged with 4 felonies Officer accused of pointing gun/shooting at four people

LAWRENCEVILLE - Documents show a Duluth police officer pointed a handgun in a threatening manner at four people Friday - the day he allegedly shot an off-duty cop from Fulton County.