News for Saturday, November 29, 2008

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Richard Sosebee, Sr.

Richard Wayne Sosebee Sr., age 56, of Athens, GA, passed away November 27, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Billy Mcdaniel, Sr.

Billy Fred McDaniel Sr., age 78, of Winder, GA, passed away Nov. 27, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Johnnie Sue Whitehead

Johnnie Sue Williams Whitehead age 79, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Thursday, November 27, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband William Clarence (Bobby) Whitehead in 1974 ...

Robert Duggan

Robert Duggan, age 85, of Buford, GA, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2008. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411

Lorna Fortwengler

Lorna J. Fortwengler, age 82, of Suwanee, GA, a resident of Bell Minor Home, Gainesville, died Friday, November 28, 2008 after an extended illness. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel ...

Dorothy Royston

Mrs. Dorothy D. " Dot" Thornhill Royston, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Royston, Jr ...

Stanley Patron

Stanley Patron, age 50, of Austell, GA, passed away November 24, 2008. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550

Donald Jenkins

Donald Gene Jenkins, age 75, of Atlanta, GA, passed away November 27, 2008. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550

Larry Springer

Larry Doyle Springer, age 67, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Friday, November 28, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Paul Crawford

Paul Howard Crawford, age 53, of Auburn, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2008. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory 770-945-9345

Skip Skipper

Skip Skipper, age 63 of Lawrenceville, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2008. Graveside services will be held 1 PM Sunday, November 30, 2008 at Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville with Rev ...

People Briefs

Whitney Houston denies reunion with ex-husband Bobby Brown

Black Friday shoppers out in force, but cautious

NEW YORK - Shoppers, who had snapped their wallets shut since September, turned out in force Friday to grab deals on the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, but it was clear worries about the economy tempered buying.

Man dies in wreck One driver still critical after head-on collision

LAWRENCEVILLE - A head-on crash Friday morning has left one person dead and another in critical condition.

Some gifts are better left ungiven this Christmas

Here we are, the weekend after Thanksgiving, and the Christmas shopping season is in full swing - not to be confused with the regular shopping season, which is year-round, at least for my lovely wife, Lisa, and our two daughters.

Lilburn man in panda relations Gwinnett resident mediates between China, Zoo Atlanta teams to ensure bears' health

LAWRENCEVILLE - Working with giant pandas is one of the unique aspects of Dr. Jinping Yu's job.

Letter to the editor: Obama recycling Clinton advisers

I hate to pick on the new guy but the first few weeks of the Obama administration is starting to look like a re-run of the Bill Clinton years. If you haven't noticed most of Obama's cabinet picks are the same ones that served under Bill. Even Hillary is in the running for Secretary of State. Maybe they could create a spot for Al Gore, too, if he isn't too busy saving the planet by eating all the junk food insight.

Peachtree Ridge 38, Coffee 0

SUWANEE - As the final seconds ticked away in Peachtree Ridge's quarterfinal game of the Class AAAAA state playoffs with Coffee on Friday night, the public address announcer gave the home crowd the news it was looking for.

Letter to the editor: Country needsto pull together

We can all agree with Rob Jenkin's Sunday article. We should all gain the perspective that family is what we should be thankful for in spite of it all. However, I disagree with the "spite" Mr. Jenkin's used as his example.

Welcome to the family, my great-grandson

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

Park: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow Attraction to blanket Stone Mountain lawn with the white stuff

STONE MOUNTAIN - Enjoying a warm fall day, some in short sleeves, people stopped and stared at the big mound of snow in the center of Stone Mountain Park's lawn.

Physical play the difference in Grayson win

LOGANVILLE - By the end Friday night, the Lowndes football players were in an unfamiliar position.

Newnan 20, North Gwinnett 3

NEWNAN - The high-powered spread offenses of North Gwinnett and Newnan were both slowed down by the elements in their Class AAAAA state quarterfinal game.

Spiritual Calendar

Today

Obama recycling Clinton advisers

I hate to pick on the new guy but the first few weeks of the Obama administration is starting to look like a re-run of the Bill Clinton years. If you haven't noticed most of Obama's cabinet picks are the same ones that served under Bill. Even Hillary is in the running for Secretary of State. Maybe they could create a spot for Al Gore, too, if he isn't too busy saving the planet by eating all the junk food insight.

In brief

2 killed in house trailer fire in Hinesville

Abraham promises to be in lineup at San Diego

FLOWERY BRANCH - No worries for John Abraham, even though the Falcons' three-time Pro Bowl defensive end didn't return after sustaining a mild concussion in last week's win over Carolina.

Letter to the editor: Republican Party may need to rethink strategy

The Palin admirers in Gwinnett may want to rethink their notion of what the Republican Party should represent.

Country needs to pull together

We can all agree with Rob Jenkin's Sunday article. We should all gain the perspective that family is what we should be thankful for in spite of it all. However, I disagree with the "spite" Mr. Jenkin's used as his example.

Grayson 17, Lowndes 7

LOGANVILLE - Ean Pemberton had been on the field for the past eight minutes of play.

Buford 44, Dublin 10

BUFORD - For the first 20 minutes of Friday's Class AA state quarterfinal matchup with Dublin, it appeared Buford might have its hands full with the two teams knotted at 10-10 midway through the second quarter.

Bargain hunting Shoppers get up early for deals

BUFORD - Sharon McBride arrived at the Mall of Georgia before it opened Friday, ready to take advantage of the bargains.

For every cookbook we buy, there's a diet book to go with it

Publisher's Weekly, a trade publication for the book publishing industry, is always full of interesting tidbits. Annually, it publishes the number of books sold for each title that sold more than 100,000 copies in one year. I am always interested to see how these numbers shape up.

Wesleyan 17, Miller County 0

COLQUITT - Miller County quarterback Trez Morgan appeared to show as much disbelief as disappointment.

Prayer vigil to help jobless

LOGANVILLE - Oasis Church in Loganville, named the 34th-fastest growing church in the nation last year, recognizes economic pain as well as any area church. Many congregants have suffered the loss of a job, the struggle to make mortgage and rent payments, even the stress and embarrassment of, for the first time ever, having to ask for help to put food on the family table.

World Briefs

Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 12 near Baghdad

Nation Briefs

Wal-Mart worker dies after being knocked down by shoppers

Four clueless Americans in France, part deux

I swear we tried to cull our stuff. I even told the kids that they should turn their underwear inside out for the second week of our trip.

Republican Party may need to rethink strategy

The Palin admirers in Gwinnett may want to rethink their notion of what the Republican Party should represent.

Gwinnett Grads: Norcross trio set for breakout seasons

One was injury-plagued. One went through the adjustment to college. One wasn't in college yet.