News for Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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8 families displaced by blaze 2 firefighters injured

DULUTH - Two firefighters suffered minor injuries Sunday evening battling a two-alarm blaze at 4208 Rogers Creek Court in Duluth that left eight families homeless, an official said.

People briefs

McCartney given honorary degree in music by Yale

Southern water providers raise rates despite conservation

COLLEGE PARK - After months of putting up with brown lawns and dirty cars to conserve water, many residents of the drought-stricken Southeast are now paying sharp rate increases from utilities scrambling to make up lost revenue.

Record run ends for Stars

COLUMBUS - There were the congratulatory hugs and pat on the backs, the usual antics after most teams' season comes to an end.

No. 1 Wesleyan sweeps North Oconee

BOGART - Everything lined up perfectly for Wesleyan's baseball team on Monday.

Soldier's name added to Fallen Heroes Memorial

LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrenceville resident Willie Smith said Memorial Day has a new meaning for his family.

State briefs

Trailer containing piano stolen from church parking lot in Columbus

World briefs

Iraqi army: Teens forced to train as suicide bombers

Nation briefs

Sheriff: Guns found near five bodies in home

President pays tribute to troops

ARLINGTON, Va. - President Bush paid tribute Monday to America's fighting men and women who died in battle, saying national leaders must have 'the courage and character to follow their lead' in preserving peace and freedom.

Brookwood back in championship for first time since '99

SNELLVILLE - By setting a new single-season record for team home runs, Brookwood's baseball team has earned a reputation as a power-hitting team.

We cannot negotiate with evil

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is the polar opposite of John F. Kennedy.

Braves strike back at Diamondbacks in finale

ATLANTA - Brandon Webb's 9-0 start was rare. So was his second straight loss.

Man, 22, fatally shot while leaving party

NORCROSS - Gwinnett County police said Monday they still could not release the identity of a 22-year-old man who died after being shot while leaving a high school graduation party Saturday evening.

Despite flaws, Obama moves his followers

Is Barack Obama a weak presidential candidate or a strong one? The answer is: yes.

Must Read: Historic Franklin Roosevelt artifacts up for auction in Texas

DALLAS - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's trademark fedora, the last check he ever signed and watercolor sketches for the unfinished portrait he sat for on the day he died are among hundreds of historic artifacts and documents headed auction.

Web site set up to help support military families

LAWRENCEVILLE - When Rex Millsaps was stationed in Okinawa as a young man, his wife and son moved in with his in-laws.

What makes up the price of gas?

Consider the game of chicken that plays out every day across Pennsylvania State Highway 441. In Marietta, where the road hugs the Susquehanna River, a Rutter's Farm Store gas station stands on one side, a Sheetz gas station on the other.

Grant to help combat child prostitution

LAWRENCEVILLE - Sometimes they are for sale on the Internet. Other times, on the street corner.

Hutton made our world better

A somber holiday has passed, one that brings with it much reflection. It gets you to thinking: How will I be remembered? If it's like Tom Hutton, you're in good company.

Force break out in 4th, thwart VooDoo

NEW ORLEANS - Three straight fourth-quarter stops led the Force to another come-from-behind victory with a 40-29 win over division rival New Orleans.

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Kitchen fire extinguished by sprinklers

LAWRENCEVILLE - Firefighters responded Monday evening to an apartment kitchen fire extinguished by a sprinkler system, said Capt. Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

Michael Tatum

Mr. Michael R. Tatum, age 56, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, May 26, 2008. Service and arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Frank Steve Williams

Mr. Frank Steve Williams, age 56, of Canon, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2008. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank ...

Alberta Bennett

Mrs. Alberta Elizabeth Bennett, 75, Indianapolis, passed away on, May 20, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Douglas D. Bennett, Sr.; sons, Dr. Michael D. (Marcha), Douglas D., Jr ...

Lisa Turner

Ms. Lisa Moles Turner, age 53, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2008. She is survived by her Son: Joshua James Turner, Houston, TX; Daughters: Aliya Turner ...

Hazel Mcgaughey

McGaughey, Hazel June Sparks - Hazel was born in Gwinnett County on June 9, 1932. She went to be with our Lord and Savior Sunday May 25th, 2008. She was preceded ...

Donald Smith

Mr. Donald Smith, age 67, of Maysville, GA passed away on Monday, May 26, 2008. Service and arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Leila Mcintyre

Mrs. Leila Nicholson McIntyre, age 97, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, May 26, 2008. Service and arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan ...

Roy Landress

Roy Landress passed away Saturday, May 24, 2008, at his home in White Plains, Ga. with his family at his bedside. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great ...

Lisa Kilgore

Ms. Lisa Hayes Kilgore, age 45, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Monday, May 26, 2008. Service and arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of: Flanigan Funeral ...