News for Sunday, November 2, 2008


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Coming to a neighborhood near you: Development permits

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 Oct. 20 to 24.

Collins Hill sweeps Region 7 crowns Eagles' Winslow, Lions' Longobardi win individual championships

DULUTH - The Collins Hill cross country program continued to roll on Saturday morning as the Eagles won both the boys and girls Region 7-AAAAA team championships on a frosty course at River Green Park.

Judge: King family must resume documenting papers

ATLANTA - A judge has ordered Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter to resume documenting her mother's personal papers, which are at the center of a family feud among the civil rights icon's surviving children.

School stars

LAWRENCEVILLE - In 1983, Kay Harvey, then a teacher at Norcross High School, was named the Georgia Teacher of the Year.

Baum - Boyles

Elyse Jeannette Baum and Jeffrey Streetman Boyles were married Sept. 27 at Lambert Place in Atlanta. The Rev. Marti Keller officiated the ceremony.

Punch - Palmer

Michael and April Punch of Suwanee announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin M. Punch of Suwanee, to David C. Palmer of West Palm Beach, Fla., son of Forrest and Barbara Palmer of Stone Mountain.

Fall best time to plant roses; local group can help

LAWRENCEVILLE - Don Schwarz said fall is the best time to plant roses.

Long lines have a way of bringing people together

We poll workers know to always come prepared with a book, knitting or paper work to pass away the hours if few voters show up. It can be a miserable day if there is nothing to do.

Office, retail condominiums coming to Buford in 2009

"What's going on here?" is a weekly column in the Community section. If you see a construction site and don't know what's being built, call Jamie Ward, planning and zoning reporter, at 770-963-9205, ext. 1304. Or e-mail him at

In memoriam Family holds golf tournament to raise money for scholarship in son's name

SUGAR HILL - Less than three weeks ago, Dave Burdette decided to get some people together for a golf tournament to raise money for a scholarship in honor of his late son, Taylor.

Obama has potential to be a treasure for US

When Barack Obama began his candidacy for the White House 20 months ago, most Americans knew next to nothing about the young senator from Illinois, barely two years into his first term in federal office.

Almand - Fazzolari

Jennifer Joanne Almand and Benton James Fazzolari were married Aug. 9 on the Pacific Ocean Beach at The Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado Island in San Diego, Calif.

Fabris - Ogletree

Racheal Fabris and Austin Ogletree were married Sept. 13 at the Carl House. Mickey Glasco officiated the ceremony.

Taylor's hit saves Tech victory Yellow Jackets beat FSU 31-28

ATLANTA - It looked like Georgia Tech was headed to its most painful loss yet against Florida State. Then freshman safety Cooper Taylor's helmet got in the way of what would have been the Seminoles' 13th consecutive ACC victory over the Yellow Jackets.

Our view: Exercise your right to vote on Tuesday

Voting is about performing your civic duty. But as any citizen who participated in this year's early voting can tell you, it is also about endurance.

Road closures

· Burnette Road from Lawrenceville Suwanee Road to Sutton Gate Drive closed permanently Oct. 2 in association with the new development at this location. For further information, call the City of Suwanee at 770-945-8996 or Opus Development Office at 770-527-7395.

Prisons cut back on impact by recycling, growing food

LITTLEROCK, Wash. - Of all the things convicted murderer Robert Knowles has been called during his 13 years behind bars, recycler hasn't been one of them.

CID pinpoints five top revitalization spots

SNELLVILLE - Officials hope a revitalization grant can bring jobs to the Evermore Community Improvement District.

County adds online tax payment

GAINESVILLE - Hall County now offers property owners the convenience of paying their tax bills online using an electronic check draft or credit card.

50th Anniversary

Terry and Susie Cohron celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 27. They both attended Buford High School and the couple reside in Buford. They have three children and eight grandchildren. The couple celebrated by spending time with friends and family.

Coming to a neighborhood near you: Zoning results

ZONING CASES: RESULTS - Here's a look at the actions taken on rezonings and other requests made to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners at its Tuesday meeting.

Brookwood takes Region 8 titles Panthers' Detweiler edges out win, Broncos' Egan claims girls race

DULUTH - With so much emphasis placed on individual results, it's easy to forget about the team aspect of cross country.

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.

Psycho Cyclocross Fort Yargo race blends cycling, boot camp

WINDER - Think of it as Lance Armstrong meets "Full Metal Jacket."

Gator Bite Florida celebrates win over rival Georgia

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tim Tebow walked out of the locker room wearing a gray, protective boot on his left foot.

While Falcons rebuild, Raiders remain in turmoil

OAKLAND, Calif. - DeAngelo Hall is quickly becoming an old pro at handling off-field turmoil in the NFL.

People briefs

Pulitzer winner author Terkel dies at age 96

30th Anniversary

George Marano and Debbie Marano of Winder celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Sept. 9, 1978, in Saint Matthius Catholic Church, in Ridgewood, N.Y. They celebrated by visiting Cherokee, N.C., and the Great Smokey Mountains. They have two children, Megan and Jamie.

Hawks stun 76ers with 95-88 victory

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 35 points, including a long 3-pointer that clinched it with 11 seconds remaining, and the Atlanta Hawks battled back from a 23-point deficit to stun the Philadelphia 76ers 95-88 Saturday night.

Voter's guide '08 Conservative county may be leaning more to the left

LAWRENCEVILLE - In 2004, Gwinnett County gave George W. Bush one of his biggest margins of victory in the country.

Focks - Goldman

Dr. and Mrs. Dorian Focks of Dacula announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Elizabeth Focks of Atlanta, to Stephen Michael Goldman of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Goldman Jr. of Evans.

Fear looms over voters

Fear is driving the presidential election of 2008. Since the economic meltdown in early October, Barack Obama's poll numbers have steadily risen, as millions of Americans are afraid of losing their investments. They fear the federal government has lost control of the financial marketplace and are looking for a white knight to turn the situation around.

Foray into great books proves enlightening

Inspired by the recent Gwinnett Reading Festival, in which I had the pleasure to participate, I intend to forego discussing football and politics this week in favor of one of my saner passions:

Bravery under fire Perdue honors Gwinnett officer for selfless action

On that fateful night in Sugar Hill, when the shots rang out, Gwinnett police Senior Officer James Huth put his instincts aside and bolted toward the gunfire.

Defense secretary tours nuke submarine

KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE - Defense Secretary Robert Gates stressed the importance of Navy submarines armed with ballistic missiles as a deterrent against nuclear war Friday after touring one of the vessels ported in coastal Georgia.

Locals win awards for environmental efforts

NORCROSS - A used auto parts retailer and one of its top brass have been honored for their continued efforts and commitments to the Georgia environmental and recycling community.

Exercise your right to vote on Tuesday

Voting is about performing your civic duty. But as any citizen who participated in this year's early voting can tell you, it is also about endurance.

Trick-or-treater shot, killed Two others injured; suspect claims he feared a robbery

SUMTER, S.C. - Freddie Grinnell wanted his children to do some old-fashioned trick-or-treating. After taking the family to a Halloween gathering, he drove to a neighborhood in this small city and shepherded his three eldest to a modest red house across the street from a graveyard.

56 GCPS schools honored with environment award

More than half of Gwinnett County's public schools have earned a Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Environmental Achievement Award.

Gladiators hold off Sea Wolves

The Gladiators opened up a 5-2 lead on the Mississippi Sea Wolves and hung on for a 5-4 win on Saturday night at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.


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World briefs

EU may send troops into Congo to curb rebel violence

Mueller - Bearman

Mike and Jean Mueller of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Mueller of Loganville, to James Bearman ll of Loganville, son of Jim Bearman of Eatonton and the late Martha Bearman.

Precinct locations

The list below details all precinct locations, by name and address.

NAACP hosts award gala

LAWRENCEVILLE - The NAACP Gwinnett Branch honored its 2008 Image Award recipients and recognized the vast diversity in the Gwinnett community at its fourth annual Freedom Fund Image Awards Gala on Saturday night.

Marano - Morgenthal

Megan Rose Marano and Matthew Jeremy Morgenthal were married Aug. 2 at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Winder. Father Ted Johnson and Deacon Nick Johnson officiated the ceremony.

Nation briefs

Man charged with killing wife he reported missing

Official says child's play culprit in fire

LAWRENCEVILLE - Two kids playing with a cigarette lighter accidentally ignited a fire that scorched two storage sheds in Lawrenceville on Wednesday evening, an official said.

Leo Sadler

Mr. Leo Sadler, age 69, of Buford, GA, passed away Friday, October 31, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford 770-932-1133 ...

Annie Moore

Annie Hue Moore, age 98, of Statham, GA, passed away October 31, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Thelma Ffolkes

Thelma E. Ffolkes, 83, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Friday, October 31, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home Lilburn/Tucker Chapel 770-564-2726