News for Sunday, June 1, 2008


All Stories

Commission to mull second phase to park

LAWRENCEVILLE - Officials will consider a second phase to Bay Creek Park during a meeting Tuesday.

Post launches Homesource real estate Web site

LAWRENCEVILLE - The most powerful newspaper in Gwinnett County is now combined with 110,000 MLS real estate listings across Georgia, said Rusty Williamson, the Gwinnett Daily Post's automotive and real estate advertising manager.

Kandji's kick leads Silverbacks to win

ATLANTA - It's gotta be the shoes.

Coming to a neighborhood near you

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS - The following are development permits received by the Gwinnett Planning and Development Department. Developers have submitted plans for these sites but have not received the Planning and Development Department's OK to begin clearing the land. Permit applications received May 19 to 23.

Nation briefs

Safety summit follows N.Y. crane collapse

Athletes in trouble 2007-08 was a troublesome year for Gwinnett's prep athletes. Is it coincidence, or are societal pressures taking a toll?

Perhaps you've read the accusations: The BB gun incident, the shoplifting charge, the more ghastly allegations of child molestation and rape.

Dudley - Gillespie

Sara Lynn Dudley and Zachery Ryan Gillespie were married May 31 at Bethlehem First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jack Gillespie officiated the ceremony.

People briefs

Charlie Sheen ties the knot

Abbott - Kennedy

Paige and Andy McDiermon of Statham and Darrell and Gail Abbott of Dacula announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Rose Abbott of Bluffton, S.C., to Benjamin Paul Kennedy of Bluffton, S.C., son of Jan and Patricia Kennedy of Reidsville.

Gwinnett Gab

Jackson EMC gives grants to organizations

Advice for men about to get married

June, as we all know, is for weddings - just as November is for giving thanks and December for maxing out credit cards.

Lasseter wants detention center to house illegal immigrants

With the battle over illegal immigration a hot topic this campaign season, commission candidate Shirley Lasseter has announced an effort to open a federal Illegal Immigration Detention Center in Gwinnett.


Hall named Life Care's Director of Nursing of the Year

Candidates for Barrow County Sheriff to take part in Auburn forum

AUBURN - It's not quite the CNN/YouTube debate, but it's close.

Broncos' clutch moments lead way to state title

SNELLVILLE - There was much for the Brookwood baseball team to reflect upon once the final out of Game 2 of Friday's championship doubleheader against Walton settled into Chase Hawkins' glove at first base.

Ceremony planned at stadium Groundbreaking set for 11 a.m. Tuesday

LAWRENCEVILLE - While a baseball diamond is already taking shape at the future home of the Gwinnett Braves, officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday for the anticipated minor league stadium.

Duluth to begin free Citizen Police Academy on Wednesday

DULUTH - Duluth residents can get a taste of the life of a police officer, as the city is beginning the latest session of the Citizen Police Academy.

Road closures

· Bramlett Shoals Road from Brooks Road to Alcovy Road closed through June for installation of a 36" force main. The detour route will be Bramlett Shoals Road to Brooks Road to Martins Chapel Road to Alcovy Road to Bramlett Shoals Road and the reverse. For further information contact the Department of Water Resources at 678-376-7122.

Facts paint rosy picture for local commuter rail

It is an unfortunate truism that it is easier to criticize than to effect positive change. Even more unfortunate and disruptive to progress is to criticize using assertions of fact that are unfounded and completely erroneous.

Wesleyan seniors live up to high expectations

NORCROSS - At the beginning of the season it was obvious Wesleyan was going to have a very good baseball team.

Loganville claims first baseball state crown McCullers' walk-off HR secures title

Only a county line and a few miles stand between Gwinnett claiming three state titles rather than two.

Barrow school board to vote on 2009 budget

WINDER - The Barrow County Board of Education will decide Tuesday whether to adopt the proposed budget for FY 2009.

Cleveland - Roberts

Erin Elaine Cleveland and Brian Michael Roberts were married April 26 at the home of Erin's grandparents in Hartwell. Judge Selma Cheely officiated the ceremony.

Must read: Bone-building drug Zometa helps fight spread of breast cancer

CHICAGO - A drug to prevent bone loss during breast cancer treatment also substantially cut the risk that the cancer would return, results that left doctors excited about a possible new way to fight the disease.

Community Calendar

Send items for the Community Calendar to or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. Please include event name, address, phone number and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.

Cronan - Wickham

Carl and Kathy Bennett of Lawrenceville and Danny and Kathy Cronan of Winder announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Leigh Cronan of Lawrenceville, to Gary Richard Wickham of Suwanee, son of Richard and Martha Wickham of Delaware, Ohio.

Golfing Gwinnett: Wright doubles up on golf, wins national tourney

Golf seems like the easiest sport to practice.

McClellan book not a revelation

This just in: Former White House spokesman Scott McClellan has written a new book that hammers President Bush. Among other things, McClellan says Bush did not handle Hurricane Katrina correctly, botched the Iraq war, which never should have been fought in the first place, and partied hard as a young guy.


April 8

In case of an emergency To combat paramedic shortage, Gwinnett offers certification program

Editor's note: Reporter Alex P. Joyner spent 12 hours in early April with a Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services medical supervisor to report parts of this story. This is the first installment of several forthcoming reports on Gwinnett's public safety personnel.

New restaurant coming to Suwanee

"What's going on here?" is a weekly column in the Sunday Community section of the Gwinnett Daily Post. If you see a construction site and don't know what's being built, call Christy Smith, business reporter, at 770-963-9205, ext. 1321, or e-mail her at

New Equestrian Center offers fun for horse lovers

MAYSVILLE - The new Jackson County Equestrian Center is gaining popularity with people who like to ride horses, said Ricky Sanders, the director of the county's Parks and Recreation Department.

Jenkins - Steinmetz

Rob and Bonnie Jenkins of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lindsey Jenkins of Rexburg, Idaho, to Benjamin Kent Steinmetz of Rexburg, Idaho, son of Larry and Nola Steinmetz of Rigby, Idaho.

Public libraries to offer free state park passes

ATLANTA - For a great day outdoors, head to a branch of the Gwinnett County or Piedmont public library this summer and fall. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has teamed up with Georgia's public libraries to offer some inexpensive entertainment.

Berfield - Baker

David and Kathy Berfield of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Christine Berfield of Lawrenceville, to Adam Christopher Baker of Norfolk, Va., son of Ronald L. Baker of Highland, Ind., and Shari Warren of Hoschton.

North grads pass most AP exams

SUWANEE - At North Gwinnett High School, more students are taking college-level classes and passing the exams than at any other school in the state, according to data released recently by Newsweek magazine.

'Body Snatchers' kicks off Suwanee movie series

SUWANEE - What do "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," "Dr. Strangelove" and "Young Frankenstein" have in common?

World briefs

Afghan bomb attack kills two

Norcross native shares love of cooking in books

Carol Frey's favorite things to do are laugh and cook. So recently, the Norcross native and novice author penned a pair of cookbooks to prove those two activities aren't mutually exclusive.

Shiloh student selected to take part in leadership forum

Justin Grier of Shiloh High School has been selected to attend the Georgia High School/High Tech (HS/HT) Youth Leadership Forum in Sumter County, State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced last week.

Tiller time New DB shows up just in time for Force victory

DULUTH - Three weeks ago Tony Tiller was playing in a flag football league.

BOE holds first millage rate meeting

SUWANEE - The Gwinnett County Board of Education will hold three public hearings before adopting the millage rate June 9.

Medal of Honor to be presented

SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. - Growing up in a small rural town, Ross McGinnis was more apt to get in trouble than on the honor roll. So he enlisted in the Army, and in just under a year found his soul mate, a brotherhood and even himself.

Looking to list a few good books to read this summer

My friends Carol, Sharyn, Linda and I used to love to read our summers away. For a while we even had a book club and met near this humongous apple tree on a wooded lot, which has since been replaced by a convenience store.

Snellville working on more zoning policies

SNELLVILLE - The city of Snellville is working on proposing more zoning policies for areas along East Main Street and North Road, foreseeing major land-use changes and developments.

Ted Turner leads the way again in green restaurants

Ted Turner: The most trusted name in green restaurants.

Community Connection: Lois Richardson

Before accepting a job as the charter dean of liberal arts at Georgia Gwinnett College, Lois Richardson spent most of her academic career in higher education in the New Jersey's state system. She worked at Kean University for 23 years.

Chiles - Galloway

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Chiles of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Brooke Chiles of Covington, to Jason Scott Galloway of Covington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Galloway of Covington.

Nobody got an easy ride from press

As dramatic as the contests have been for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations, they have not been enough to satisfy the myth-makers. With the general election imminent, the fiction writers in both parties insist on versions of the battle that bear little resemblance to reality.

Ella Moore

Ella Anne Moore, came to this earth on February 10, 2008 and returned to heaven on May 29, 2008. She is survived by parents Chris and Sara Moore of Braselton ...

Frances Trentham

Frances Anne Trentham, age 84 of Snellville, GA died May 31, 2008. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel ...

James Blackwell

Mr. James Curtis “Curt” Blackwell, age 87, of Jefferson, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 30, 2008. Funeral services will be announced by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia ...

Robert Cecil

JOSEPH Robert Joseph Cecil, age 67, of Lawrenceville, GA died May 28th, 2008. Mr. Cecil is survived by his wife, Dorothea Cecil, daughters and sons in law: Michelle and Patrick ...

Eddie Stephens

Eddie Rue Stephens, age 85, of Winder, passed away May 29, 2008. REVISED-Memorial contributions may be made to The Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 235, Bethlehem ...

Joe Thornton

Mr. Joe Thornton, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norman Nell Cantrell Thornton; son, Joe Thornton ...

Warren Albers

D . Warren D. Albers age 84 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away May 30, 2008 and will be dearly missed. He was a loyal husband; a wonderful father and a loving ...

Lois Moon

TAYLOR Lois Haralson Taylor Moon, age 71, of Lawrenceville, GA died May 30, 2008. Mrs. Moon is survived by her husband, Willie L. Moon; Sons & Daughters-in-Law, Donnie ...