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Norcross annexes St. Patrick's Catholic Church property

NORCROSS - City officials Monday night voted to annex the 10 acres located at 2140 Beaver Ruin Road, the St. Patrick's Catholic Church property.

Smoltz blows save, Braves still win

ATLANTA - John Smoltz's return to the mound as a closer didn't go like he wanted. Still, the Atlanta Braves actually managed to win a close game.

World

Suicide bomber kills 9 in Iraq

Nation

First reunions start for polygamists

Jacobs, Grimes make Team Georgia

Hundreds of nominations come in each year for the prestigious Team Georgia baseball squad, but only a select few make the trip.

Letter to the editor: Don't shoot the messenger; look at the real truth

Former White House spokesman Scott McClellan's revelations about the Bush administration's "ministrations" of the truth about Iraq and global warming, among other things, only clarified what most of us have come to believe about the hot air and convoluted spin that's been emanating from the oval office.

Bulldogs clobber Tech

ATHENS - Matt Olson went 5-for-6 with three RBIs and Rich Poythress hit a two-run homer to help Georgia advance to an NCAA Super Regional with an 18-6 victory over Georgia Tech on Monday night.

Braves unveil 'neat look' AAA team shows off logo, uniform

NORCROSS - Gwinnett County commissioner Bert Nasuti fielded the questions regularly on his many visits to Pinckneyville Park, where he volunteers as a coach.

Woman pushes more to get out and walk

NORCROSS - At 4 a.m., Shar Mallory pops out of bed, grabs her two chocolate labs, and begins her day with a 5-mile walk.

Don't shoot the messenger; look at the real truth

Former White House spokesman Scott McClellan's revelations about the Bush administration's "ministrations" of the truth about Iraq and global warming, among other things, only clarified what most of us have come to believe about the hot air and convoluted spin that's been emanating from the oval office.

Snellville teen vanished May 23, mom says

SNELLVILLE - Despite Maurqice "Chucky" Jackson's rebellious spirit and newfound penchant for marijuana, it's unlike like him to run away, his mother claims.

Man heads suit against St. Joseph's

SNELLVILLE - Steven Lamb, a former DeKalb County firefighter and medical equipment sales rep, says he's dedicated the better part of his life to helping others. Call it karma, but he expects a fair shake.

Reeves selected as Player of Year

Seth Reeves learns from his mistakes.

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.

People

Bo Diddley dies of heart failure

Former city police chief dies at 83

LAWRENCEVILLE - John Paul Harris' keen sense of kinship superseded his role as a lawman in his four decades as a cop in Gwinnett.

Buford to buy junkyard land for greenspace

BUFORD - The Buford City Commission decided Monday night to enhance the city's greenspace by spending $150,000 to purchase a tract of land formerly occupied by a long-time junkyard.

Burger earns Player of Year honors

Emilie Burger made the drive to Jekyll Island for this year's state tournament as the Region 7-AAAAA runner-up. Just like she did her sophomore year.

School system anticipates $622M in property taxes

SUWANEE - About $622 million of Gwinnett County Public Schools' upcoming $1.9 billion budget will come from property taxes, Chief Financial Officer Rick Cost said Monday evening.

Mixing politics and preachers

A self-identified African-American caller to a Washington, D.C., radio station characterized the recent anti-Hillary Clinton outburst by the white liberal Chicago priest, Michael Pfleger, as a 'minstrel show.'

A fill of good food

We all have those places. Those places where the drinks are always colder, the food always better and the company always more fun than anywhere else.

Fire displaces four

BRASELTON - A weekend fire in Braselton left a family of four leaning on the Red Cross for housing, an official said.

In brief

Bad reports drop stocks

Virginia Lester

Virginia Carroll Lester, age 79 of Covington, GA died June 1, 2008. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralservice.com. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel ...

Lynda Etheridge

E. Lynda E. Etheridge, age 68 of Dacula, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Tuesday, June 3, 2008 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of ...

Thomas Grafe

Thomas Michael Grafe, age 59 of Snellville, GA died June 1, 2008. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralservice.com. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel ...

Evelyn Green

Evelyn (Smith) Green, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA died Sunday, June 1, 2008 at the Gwinnett Medical Center after an extended illness. She is survived by her devoted husband of ...

Joel Martin

Joel Bradford Martin, age 66, of Dacula, Georgia passed away on June 1, 2008. Joel is survived by his wife, Martha Martin; children, David Martin of Rome, GA and Carol ...

Doris Hall

MAY Doris May Hall, age 81 of Stone Mountain, GA, died May 29, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, John E. Hall; children, Darlene and Norman ...

Warren D. Albers

Warren D. Albers, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away May 30, 2008. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

J.b. Page

Mr. J.B. Page, age 87, of Winder, passed away May 31, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder. (770)867-4553

Carolyn Lucas

Carolyn Helton Lucas, age 61, of Tucker, GA, died Friday, May 30, 2008. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770)564-2726

Annelle Owensby

Mrs Annelle Alexander Truluck Owensby, age 90, of Jefferson, Georgia passed away on Monday, June 2, 2008. Funeral services will be announced by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia , 706-367-5467.

James Jones

Mr. James Jones, age 66 of Chester, PA formerly of Atlanta, GA, passed Thursday, May 22, 2008. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville ...

Charles Lee Mensinger, Sr.

CHARLES Charles Lee Mensinger, Sr., of Auburn, GA, formerly of Lawrenceville, died June 1, 2008. He would have been 87 on August 12. He was preceded in death by Frances ...

Thomas Garrett Wright

Thomas Garrett Wright, age 54 of Duluth, died May 31, 2008. A Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday June 3, 2008 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel ...

Agata Iannuzzi

Mrs Agata Messina Iannuzzi, age 89, of Braselton, Georgia passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2008. Funeral services will be announced by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia , 706-367-5467.

Richard D. Nix

Richard D. Nix, age 70, of Monroe, Georgia, passed away , May 31, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA, 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest ...

Bernice Green

Bernice Ethel Nash Green, age 96, of Tucker, GA, died , June 1, 2008. Horis A. Ward, Stone Mountain Chapel, 1355 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain, GA (Gwinnett County) 770-381-5722.

Anthony Campbell

Mr. Anthony George Campbell, age 44 of Snellville, GA, passed Sunday, May 31, 2008. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558 ...

John Paul Harris

John Paul Harris, age 83 of Lawrenceville, GA died June 1, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gladys Brown Harris; Daughter, Sue (Jerry) Harris Adams of ...