News for Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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Charles Sears

Charles Sears, age 83, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411

Tony Bagley

Mr. Tony S. Bagley, age 51, of Buford, GA, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2008. Services by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133 ...

Eli Street, Jr.

Eli Street, Jr., age 58, of Homerville, GA, formerly of Lawrenceville passed away November 3, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Kenneth Finney

Endearing Husband and remarkable Father and Grandfather, Kenneth Finney, ended his struggle with Alzheimer's and was welcomed in heaven by his beloved wife, Doll and daughter, Carrol on November 2 ...

Ruth Garrett

Ruth J. Garrett, age 97, of Statham, GA, passed away November 4, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Ernest Harlin Cash, Iii

ERNEST “CASH” Ernest Harlin Cash, III “CASH” husband of Karen Allison Cash of Dacula, GA owner of Atlanta's Best & Cheapest Glass Co. Earned his wings ...

Robert L. Levison, Jr.

ROBERT Robert L. Levison, Jr., 72, of Snellville, died Sunday, November 2, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Mary Charlotte Levison of Snellville, Ga; sister, Julie Levison Amerson and ...

Rick Hough

Rick Hough, age 64, of Auburn, GA, passed away November 2, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Merrill Grennor

Merrill Dozier Grennor, age 79, a 1946 graduate of Tech High School and Chevron USA retiree, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2008. Mr. Grennor is survived by his wife ...

Athalena Smith

Mrs. Athalena Samples Smith, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on November 3, 2008. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Buford. She was a ward ...

Frances Weber

Frances Elizabeth Weber, CPA, age 54, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Monday, November 3, 2008. She is survived by her parents; Raymond and Mary Weber of Hattiesburg, MS, brother ...

Dorothy Justice

Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Attaway Justice, age 82, of Buford, GA, passed away Monday, November 3, 2008. Services by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Patricia Burford

Patricia Lynne Burford, age 65, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Monday, November 3, 2008. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924

Shirley Bentley

Shirley Bentley, age 66, of Loganville, GA, passed away November 3, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544

Ivan Edwards

Ivan H. Edwards, age 83 of Lawrenceville, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 4 PM Thursday, November 6, 2008 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Officials expect a total turnout of 90 percent

LAWRENCEVILLE - Today's the day so many have been waiting for.

Woods fire burns 20 acres

A Monday afternoon woods fire burned between 15 and 20 acres between two subdivisions on Highland Pointe and Mount Moriah.

Study ties teen pregnancies to tastes for sexy TV shows

CHICAGO - Groundbreaking research suggests that pregnancy rates are much higher among teens who watch a lot of TV with sexual dialogue and behavior than among those who have tamer viewing tastes.

Circuit City to close 155 stores, cut US jobs

RICHMOND, Va. - Circuit City Stores Inc. said Monday it is closing about 20 percent of its U.S. stores - cutting thousands of jobs - in an effort to return to profitability as it finds consumers reluctant to spend and its vendors less eager to give it credit.

State briefs

Public to name new panda cub

People briefs

Jury: Keanu Reeves doesn't owe paparazzo

Norcross city manager headed to Dunwoody

NORCROSS - Warren Hutmacher, Norcross' city manager since July 2006, recently resigned his position to take the city manager position in Dunwoody. Rudolph Smith, Norcross' general government administrator/finance director, was named interim city manager by mayor Bucky Johnson and city council members Monday night.

World briefs

Space junk falls harmlessly in South Pacific

Junior League to host fashion show fundraiser

LAWRENCEVILLE - Mini models will walk the runway Saturday in an event to raise money for children's charities.

Gwinnett Tech: Growth up for quarter Enrollment rises for 7th consecutive period

LAWRENCEVILLE - For the seventh consecutive quarter, Gwinnett Technical College's enrollment has grown by double digits.

More than a century of politics for Snellville man

Forgive Ellis Joel Daniel if he isn't concerned with John McCain's age as it applies to this year's election. The Snellville resident has a little perspective on that subject - he celebrates his 101st birthday today.

Maya Moore makes preseason All-American

Courtney Paris has been a regular on The Associated Press' preseason All-America team the past few years. Now, the senior has joined an elite group as only the sixth unanimous choice in the 15-year history of the squad.

Hawks tops in Diamond Club honors

Fresh off its first Class AAAAA state championship just over a week ago, members of Mill Creek's softball team dominated the postseason awards handed out by the Gwinnett County Diamond Club at its season-ending banquet on Monday.

Everblades' defense stifles Gladiators Gwinnett power play shut down in 6-2 home loss

DULUTH - Deserted utterly by their special teams, the Gwinnett Gladiators were railroaded by the Florida Everblades in a 6-2 home loss Monday night.

Obama, McCain promise change on election eve

TAMPA, Fla. - Barack Obama radiated confidence and John McCain displayed the grit of an underdog Monday as the presidential rivals reached for the finish line of a two-year marathon with a burst of campaigning across battlegrounds from the Atlantic Coast to Arizona.

Obama first African-American elected to White House

Barack Obama was elected the nation's first black president Tuesday night in a historic triumph that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself.

No new information released on Norcross double shooting

NORCROSS - Police remained tight-lipped Monday about a husband and wife shooting in Norcross last week.

On target Accuracy, experience make May a born leader

At 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, Michael May has good size for a quarterback, though it's hardly anything extraordinary.

So whose road is it? Man in disagreement with city, county over maintenance

GRAYSON - When contractor Tom Marshall bought a home at the end of Village Road in unincorporated Gwinnett County, he never thought he or one of his tenants would have problems driving up or down the road to get to and from the house.

Atlanta's homeless dead remembered

ATLANTA - He battled alcoholism and years on the streets until, with the help of a local shelter, Russell Pink found a place to call home.

Obama's grandmother dies Madelyn Dunham, 86, succumbs to cancer

HONOLULU - Barack Obama's grandmother, whose personality and bearing shaped much of the life of the Democratic presidential contender, has died, Obama announced Monday, one day before the election. Madelyn Payne Dunham was 86.

Playoff picture murky Bulldogs, Lions to battle for

Region 8-AAAAA football coaches have been paying much closer attention to the 7-AAAAA standings this year than usual. And vice versa.

Media's bias for Obama is strong as ever

More than the economy has melted down. What remains of big media credibility has also liquefied and won't recover anytime soon, if it ever does.

Nation briefs

Flag-waving gunman closes highway for hours