News for Friday, November 21, 2008

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Linton Tench

Linton Lamar Tench, age 82, of Snellville, GA passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2008.  He is survived by his wife of 5 years, Mary Frances Tench along with ...

Jack Banks, Sr.

Jack C. Banks, Sr., age 82, of Snellville, GA passed away Friday, November 21, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Alice Banks, son & daughter-in ...

S. J. Whatley

Mrs. S.J. Whatley, age 93, formerly of Ellenwood, GA, passed away Friday, November 21, 2008. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory 770-945-9345

Charles Williams, Sr.

CHARLES Charles Garvin Williams, Sr., age 86, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away November 20, 2008. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411

Joycelyn Patterson-Fisher

Joycelyn Patterson-Fisher, age 75, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, GA 770-962-3100

Charlotte Sibley

Charlotte Sibley, age 65, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Thursday November 20, 2008. Charlotte retired from AT&T after 30 years of service. She was a Member of Hebron ...

Martha Bowen

Martha Eudean Bowen, age 95, of Winder, GA, passed away Friday, November 21, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville 770-962-3100

Timothy Daniel

Timothy Moses Daniel, age 59, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2008. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411

Charles Gravitt

Mr. Charles Gravitt, age 80, of Atlanta, GA, and formerly of Buford, GA, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Frank Otto

Lt. Frank Otto (Ret.), age 63 of Lawrenceville, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Sunday, November 23 at the Lawrenceville Church of God ...

Betty Stevens

Betty Stevens, age 73, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Friday, November 21, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Cline Fambrough

Mr. Cline F. Fambrough, age 86, of Winder, GA, passed away November 20, 2008. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home, Winder 770-867-1361

Out in the Crowd: Norcross sugar artist to hold holiday open house

Chef Nicholas Lodge makes incredible - and edible - creations with sugar.

Norcross sugar artist to hold holiday open house

Chef Nicholas Lodge makes incredible - and edible - creations with sugar.

Reining in the rolling Wolves

Seven-to-six is not pasted all over Wesleyan's locker room.

Spotlight on DVD

WALL-E 3-disc Special Edition with digital copy (G)

Cold weather lights a fire under Buford

Even in the sun, wearing full football pads, Tuesday's temperatures kept it cold.

Judge denies mistrial in Nichols case

ATLANTA - The judge hearing the case against convicted courthouse gunman Brian Nichols chided prosecutors Thursday for introducing evidence of a threatening phone call, but he refused a request by defense attorneys to declare a mistrial.

New round, similar opponent for Grayson

In many ways, the opponent that comes to Britt-Moody Field to take on Grayson in the second round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs resembles the one that visited in last week's first round.

Artistic Endeavour Suwanee artists create plate for astronaut

LAWRENCEVILLE - An astronaut who blasted off Nov. 14 aboard the space shuttle Endeavour received a plate commemorating the launch that was created by two Suwanee artists.

Local charged in scam Scheme allowed illegal aliens to obtain licenses

ATLANTA - Federal authorities said a Snellville man participated in an elaborate scheme involving the Department of Drivers Services to issue licenses to more than 130 illegal immigrants

People

Sean Stewart settles case

1,500 GCPS pupils now AP scholars

LAWRENCEVILLE - Their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement exams has earned 1,545 Gwinnett County Public Schools students designation as AP Scholars, a College Board recognition for high performance on college-level work while in high school.

Inside the Perimeter: Past 'Idol' stars perform at Fox in 'Ain't Misbehavin'

An "American Idol" winner and two former contestants are combining their voices on the Fox Theatre stage this weekend.

World

Iraqis fight over security pact

Lionheart Theatre presents family story 'The Homecoming'

Director Tanya Carroll describes Lionheart Theatre's current production, "The Homecoming," as "thoughtful, heartwarming (and) eye-opening."

Holiday home tours offered in Chateau Elan

LAWRENCEVILLE - Proceeds from the tours of two homes will benefit another home of sorts, the Gwinnett Children's Shelter, which provides services and housing assistance to abused and abandoned children.

Lawrenceville man charged with bigamy

LAWRENCEVILLE - When Henry Earl George filled out a marriage license in December 2006, he said he had no previous marriages.

Turning a corner Gladiators hope to build off OT win in three-game stretch

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators might have turned a corner Wednesday night, winning a game in overtime against one of the North Division's top teams.

Live scoring updates and game stats.

High School Football

Prep Roundup: Scorers come alive for Berkmar girls

LILBURN - Eleven of the 12 players on Berkmar's team found the basket as the Patriots cruised 73-22 over Kell in their own holiday tournament on Thursday.

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Today

White rout Jackets run over 'Canes for signature ACC win

ATLANTA - From the "White Out" in the stands to a few unconventional early offensive play calls, Georgia Tech pulled out all the stops in its game with No. 23 Miami.

South's water supplies to become more uncertain

ATLANTA - Southeastern states should diversify their water sources and boost efficiency measures to prepare for an uncertain supply that may become even more unpredictable amid climate change, a new report released by a national conservation group concludes.

Bond flick splits film fans

EDITOR'S NOTE - Film Fans runs in the Friday Weekend section of the Gwinnett Daily Post. It features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "Quantum of Solace." Want to be a Film Fan?

The Dish: Blessings Cottage

Open since: 2004

Nation

Report: Search on plumber improper

Some heads were buried in the trash pile

The smell coming off the county's new trash plan has certainly drawn a lot of buzzing flies, but it's my contention that a lot of them were late to the party.

Peachtree Ridge re-hosts Harrison in search of better ending

After nine straight wins, a region championship and the school's first home playoff game, Peachtree Ridge still remembers Week 1.

Man indicted in deadly Interstate 85 pileup

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Gwinnett Superior Court grand jury has indicted a Clearwater, Fla., man on charges he struck and killed a Suwanee woman whose car was disabled on Interstate 85 last summer.

By Venue

Arena at

Getting to Know ... Bill Dando

Bill Dando, a Buford resident, became the Gwinnett area director for Fellowship of Christian Athletes in July. Previously the 44-year-old had worked as a PGA golf professional since he was 19, including stints at The Georgia Club and Port Armor Country Club. Dando, a father of four, including two sons in Buford City Schools, also is the son of longtime college football coach Bill Dando, who was University of Buffalo head coach from 1977 to 1989.

Suwanee does part to encourage public art

The city of Suwanee is at it again. In 2007, this lovely village of 16,000 was named one of Money Magazine's 10 best small towns in the United States. Now Suwanee's leadership is raising the "quality of living" bar even higher by supporting public art.

In brief

Congress rushes to approve extending jobless benefits

Duluth residents quiz officials about City Hall project

DULUTH - About 40 residents gathered in the community room at the new City Hall on Wednesday to ask questions and provide input on the proposed redevelopment of the old City Hall block to the project's developers and architects.

10 big questions for the coming wrestling season

Daily Post staff writer Brandon Brigman takes a look at some questions concerning the upcoming high school wrestling season

Gwinnett Place CID site touts businesses

LAWRENCEVILLE - The gateways for Gwinnett's three community improvement districts have changed significantly since the districts were formed earlier this decade.

Art Beat: Suwanee does part to encourage public art

The city of Suwanee is at it again. In 2007, this lovely village of 16,000 was named one of Money Magazine's 10 best small towns in the United States. Now Suwanee's leadership is raising the "quality of living" bar even higher by supporting public art.

Free voices hold great power

The word is powerful.

Stores may see disappointing Black Friday

NEW YORK - After pushing steep discounts throughout November that are usually reserved for the day after Thanksgiving, retailers from Kohl's to Toys 'R' Us are offering even bigger cuts and promotions for Black Friday in a frantic bid to pull in shoppers.

Former coaches reunite at North

Ever since Bob Sphire took over as North Gwinnett's head football coach, teams have struggled to stop his spread offense.

Movie Trivia Contest 11/21/2008

So, you think you're good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

Berkeley Lake on track for December City Hall groundbreaking

BERKELEY LAKE - The pieces are falling into place for a December groundbreaking for the new Berkeley Lake City Hall building and park. According to facilities committee chair Barbara Carroll, construction documents are complete and a budget review of the project will take place the first week of December.

Metro Calendar

Today

Champs headline Parkview hoops tourney Wesleyan girls, boys part of tough field in annual basketball tournament

The Wesleyan girls - ranked ninth by USA Today - will get their big national challenge at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona before Christmas.

Defense playing vital role in success of Blue Devils

One bad half.