News for Saturday, May 17, 2008

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Teen says gang member hit him with bat

Overseas operation Local guard unit trains Brit troops

LAWRENCEVILLE - Most of the time, when soldiers talk about being "in theater," they are referring to being in a war zone.

Attorney accused of swindling county Indictment: Lawrenceville man submitted bogus invoices

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville-based indigent defense attorney has been indicted for allegedly swindling the county out of thousands of dollars by submitting bogus invoices over a year-and-a-half span, court records show.

Edstrom plays way to weekend with one under Monday qualifier sinks late putts to make cut

DULUTH - When Reid Edstrom's putt on No. 9 rolled in for an up-and-down par a modest portion of the gallery erupted in cheers.

Forget Perfect: Take one for the Gipper and don't complain about it

Do you ever feel like your life is nothing but one big, long to-do list?

To the editor: Tearing down your opponents doesn't win over many voters

The Daily Post's editorial page is called "Perspective" - not, "Biased and Blatant Opinion." Kathleen Parker, in an effort to save Hillary Clinton's campaign, finds it necessary to totally destroy John Edwards and Barack Obama.

Off-duty police officer resuscitates gym goer

LILBURN - Call it the workout of their lives.

All dry, Watson gets rolling at AT&T Classic

DULUTH - Bubba Watson had no choice if he wanted to play more golf.

To the editor: A person needs to be elite to lead America

Lately, we have been hearing the word "elitist" bandied about in describing a certain candidate for the presidency of the United States. He was accused of talking down to blue-collar workers in a speech during the Pennsylvania primary.

Spiritual Calendar

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AT&T Classic: Plush, exclusive in golfers' locker room

DULUTH - Inside TPC at Sugarloaf's player locker room this week, there's no thumping music, strategy sessions or candles surrounding wooden idols that serve to cure a long slump - hallmarks of clubhouses throughout professional sports.

Accused shooter of cop to be freed Dailey's bond imminent

LAWRENCEVILLE - A former Duluth police officer accused of shooting another cop during a Feb. 1 rampage in Sugar Hill will soon be freed from jail, a prosecutor said Friday.

A person needs to be elite to lead America

Lately, we have been hearing the word "elitist" bandied about in describing a certain candidate for the presidency of the United States. He was accused of talking down to blue-collar workers in a speech during the Pennsylvania primary.

Byrd fires past Perry for weekend lead Day 1 co-leader all alone on top with three-stroke advantage at AT&T Classic

DULUTH - Without the rain, Jonathan Byrd returned serve to Kenny Perry with an afternoon charge that not only caught the early leader, but bested him by three strokes.

Parkview grad Shaft among SoCon's best ever

A small, elite group of Parkview players had a higher high school batting average than Barrett Shaft.

Nation briefs

Gay marriage opponents vow to fight Calif. ruling

Stars advance to third round Providence beats Bremen 12-4

BREMEN - After splitting a pair of close games, Providence Christian crushed the ball and Bremen in the decisive third game of its state Class A second-round baseball series.

Take one for the Gipper and don't complain about it

Do you ever feel like your life is nothing but one big, long to-do list?

State Briefs

Corps says new gun law doesn't apply to its parks

Business Brief

Multicultural marketing workshop set for Winder

Battle tested Broncos defeat Devils in Game 3

SNELLVILLE - For a baseball team that had a heavy heaping of dominating victories in its 25-game regular season, Brookwood is getting pretty good at the nail-biters, too.

Oil prices set record near $128 a barrel

NEW YORK - News that Saudi Arabia had boosted its oil output by 300,000 barrels a day was greeted as a non-event on oil markets - the move wasn't anywhere near the kind of production increase needed to bring prices down Friday.

The beat goes on in Democratic contest

Remember Sonny and Cher? Sure you do. Where are they when you need them?

Hawks downed by defending champs Walton defeats Mill Creek 7-1

HOSCHTON - After winning the Class AAAAA state baseball championship a year ago, Walton knows all about clutch performances.

Everyone has a book inside them just waiting to get out

A friend and I were just talking about this. Talking about how so many people want to write a book.

Tearing down your opponents doesn't win over many voters

The Daily Post's editorial page is called "Perspective" - not, "Biased and Blatant Opinion." Kathleen Parker, in an effort to save Hillary Clinton's campaign, finds it necessary to totally destroy John Edwards and Barack Obama.

Housing construction on the rebound; outlook still shaky

WASHINGTON - Construction of new homes increased by the biggest percentage in more than two years in April, a rare spot of good news amid the worst downturn in housing in more than two decades.

Baseball trip with grandson a home run

There are no two ways about it: Being a grandfather is better than a plateful of hot buttered biscuits. Nothing compares to it. Nothing comes close.

Fort Gordon to spend $49.7M fixing leaky, moldy barracks

SAVANNAH - Fort Gordon's Army trainees live in 40-year-old barracks where faulty plumbing and leaky shower drains cause paint to peel and mold to grow - forcing some troops with allergies to move out.

Jefferson Hawkins

Jefferson Reynolds Hawkins, 86, of Lawrenceville, GA, died on May 15, 2008. The celebration of the life of Jefferson R. Hawkins will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 19th ...

Phil Wall

Phil Wall, age 60, of Winder, passed away May 15, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder. (770)867-4553

William Carr

BILL Mr. William Bill Carr, age 77, of Braselton, GA and formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2008. He was preceded in death by his ...

Thomas Mcfarlane

Mr. Thomas M. “Tom” McFarlane, age 45, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2008. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard McFarlane. He ...

Rebecca Adair

Mrs. Rebecca Jane Adair, age 78, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2008. A memorial service will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Spartanburg S.C. on Saturday May 24, 2008 ...

Bonnie Casper

Bonnie Ruth Casper, age 66, of Winder, passed away May 15, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder. (770)867-4553

Wilma Price

Mrs. Wilma Davis Price, age 61, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, May 16, 2008. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dolphus and Christine Hannah Davis ...

Marion Wood

Mrs. Marion U. Wood, age 80, of Winder, GA, died May 15, 2008. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements. (770)867-1361

George J. Patsios

GEORGE J. Col George J. Patsios, age 92 of Lilburn, GA, died Friday, May 16, 2008. He was preceded in death by his beloved first wife of 45 years, Celina ...

Kenneth Young

Kenneth B. Young, age 41, of Winder, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046-0674. (770)962-3100