News for Saturday, June 7, 2008

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Court to decide fate of Falcon Linebacker accused of domestic battery

LAWRENCEVILLE - A month after his arrest on a domestic battery charge, the legal fate of Atlanta Falcons defensive mainstay Michael Boley rests with officials in Gwinnett State Court.

Dacula paves way for professional offices

DACULA - City Council members Thursday approved several variances and changes of zoning conditions for about 15.5 acres near the Hurricane Shoals Road, Old Peachtree Road and Nichols Road intersection.

Taylor a rare All-American for Mizzou

With her speed and bat, Peachtree Ridge grad Rhea Taylor brought plenty to the Missouri fastpitch softball program.

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Au delivers as North surprises

North Gwinnett's girls soccer team and forward Danielle Au both came into the season without much hype.

All fired up: Program gives teens chance to experience what it takes to be a firefighter

DACULA - Of all the places teenagers can be found this summer - in bed, by the pool, in front of the television - about 20 local teens prefer a far less cushy venture: the drill yard at the county's fire academy.

Cox nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president

LAWRENCEVILLE - Frank Cox, senior pastor of North Metro First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, will be officially nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) during the organization's annual meeting scheduled for June 10 and 11. Cox is the third nominee to be announced; there are six nominees from churches across the country.

To the editor: McClellan is a back-stabber trying to sell a lot of books

I knew it would not be long following the publication of Scott McClellan's distorition of the truth concerning the Bush administration that the viewpoints of George Morin would appear in the Daily Post ("Don't shoot the messenger; look at the real truth," To the editor, June 3).

McClellan is a back-stabber trying to sell a lot of books

I knew it would not be long following the publication of Scott McClellan's distorition of the truth concerning the Bush administration that the viewpoints of George Morin would appear in the Daily Post ("Don't shoot the messenger; look at the real truth," To the editor, June 3).

Police: Gang sweep nets 35 Suspects are all illegal immigrants and are awaiting deportation

LAWRENCEVILLE - A countywide sweep targeting criminal gang members tallied 35 arrests by its conclusion Thursday, marking the latest push to boot gangsters from Gwinnett, police said.

Girl, 13, shot in invasion

NORCROSS - Police are searching for two suspects who shot a 13-year-old girl during an apparent home invasion early Friday evening, authorities said.

Oil jumps $11 to new record high

NEW YORK - Oil prices shot up more than $11 to a new record above $139 Friday after Morgan Stanley predicted prices would hit $150 by the Fourth of July. The unprecedented jump is all but certain to drive gas prices well past the $4 mark in the coming weeks.

To the editor: Gloves will come off now that Democrats have a candidate

Some time back, a George Morin decried the fact that Republican presidential candidate John McCain was being ignored in all the political in-fighting. Now that the Democrat Party has accepted the media-annointed Barack Obama as its candidate, the piranhas have gathered and will immediately start attacking McCain with all the venom they can gather. Nothing is as greedy and vicious as the Democratic Party when the spoils system is up for grabs.

Gloves will come off now that Democrats have a candidate

Some time back, a George Morin decried the fact that Republican presidential candidate John McCain was being ignored in all the political in-fighting. Now that the Democrat Party has accepted the media-annointed Barack Obama as its candidate, the piranhas have gathered and will immediately start attacking McCain with all the venom they can gather. Nothing is as greedy and vicious as the Democratic Party when the spoils system is up for grabs.

The Huckaby clan's last hurrah

Last summer I loaded up my wife and three kids - two of whom are college students, understand - for one last cross-country vacation together. One last "great American road trip," if you will; the one that would finally satisfy my own wanderlust and satiate theirs. This would be the trip that would finally end the 50-state odyssey that we started so many years ago that I lost count.

Hoping for wailing and gnashing of teeth long after I'm gone

It is not certain how we got on the subject but somehow a friend mentioned that when he dies, he wants "What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong to be played at his funeral.

Thomas "unleashed' in big season

His running mate gone, Chris Thomas suddenly was faced with much more defensive attention this season.

Me monologues and the lost art of conversation

Have you ever had one of those one-way conversations? You know, the kind where the other person yammers on and on about herself or himself while you just smile and nod?

A super draft day Dodson, Moreau picked as UGA wins

With all due respect to the implications for the future of their respective careers, the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft was the furthest things from the minds of Stephen Dodson and Nathan Moreau on Friday.

Force field Pass rushes neutralized by Georgia's offensive line

FLOWERY BRANCH - Standing on the field at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, the striking first impression hits from the bottom up.

Gwinnett Village summer school program expands

NORCROSS - More than 300 students from Louise Radloff Middle and Summerour Middle will receive academic support through the Gwinnett Village Community Alliance's 2008 Summer School Program.

Beware of the Killer B's of Georgia

When roaming the political jungles of Georgia, beware of the Killer B's: Barr (Bob) is running for president; Bubba (aka Lauren McDonald) is running for the Georgia Public Service Commission; Barnes (former Democratic Gov. Roy) is being encouraged to run for anything, as is Bowers (former State Attorney General Michael).

Francis Harold

Mr. Francis C. Harold, age 82 of Lawrenceville, passed away, June 5, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 770-962-3100.

John Ford

John Vincent Ford, age 70, of Snellville, GA, passed away May 31, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online ...

Shirley Hartmann

Shirley Marie Hartmann, age 83 of Conyers passed away Sunday, May 25, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.

Earl Burnett

ROSS Earl Ross Burnett, age 70, of Conyers passed away Monday, June 2, 2008. Born February 22, 1938. Retired, 35 years of service, from Kraft Foods in Decatur, GA. He ...

William Mcmillian

William Michael “Mac” McMillian, age 54 of Snellville, GA passed away, June 5, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 770-979-5010.