News for Wednesday, November 5, 2008

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Leo Sadler

Mr. Leo Sadler, age 69, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, October 31, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Catherine Butler Sadler ...

Lillian Davis

Lillian Lee Hudelson Davis, age 82, of Jefferson, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA 706-367-5467

E. Neal Harris

E. Neal Harris, age 84, of Snellville, GA, passed away November 4, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010

Doris Garner

Doris Bryant Garner, age 86, of Buford, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Eli Street

Eli Street, age 58 of Homerville, formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, November 3, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Saturday, November 8, 2008 in the Lawrenceville Chapel ...

Athalena Smith

Mrs. Athalena Samples Smith, age 88, of Buford, GA, passed away November 3, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Florence Reger

Florence Lorraine Reger, age 90, of Monroe, GA, passed away November 4, 2008. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel 770-267-2594

Ray Armstrong

Ray Armstrong, age 92, of Auburn, GA, passed away November 4, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Charles Hough

Charles DeWayne Hough, age 74, of Winder, GA, passed away November 4, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Donald Burns

January 25, 1964- November 4, 2008 “Election Day” Don desperately wanted to vote in this historic election, and his absentee ballot was the last document he signed. Putting ...

James Mccullough

James McCullough, age 91, of Loganville, GA, passed away November 4, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Jayne Parrish

Jayne D. Parrish age 65 of Suwanee passed away Monday, November 3, 2008. Funeral service will be 2 P.M. Saturday, November 8 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral ...

Larry Hall

Larry W. Hall, age 60, of Dacula, GA, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Candace Wigfall

Candace B. Wigfall, age 41, of Dacula, GA, passed away November 2, 2008. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel 770-277-4550

Republicans hold steady in Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE - While Democrats celebrated Barack Obama's election to the White House, Republicans remained stalwart in Gwinnett.

District 5 seat too close to call Boyce, Murphy re-elected to Gwinnett school board

LAWRENCEVILLE - With fewer than 20 votes separating longtime school board member Louise Radloff from political newcomer Ravindra Kumar - and thousands of absentee ballots yet to be counted - a winner could not be declared in the Gwinnett County Board of Education race in District 5 early this morning.

Buford grad Walker back in NFL after signing with Rams

ST. LOUIS - Darius Walker's NFL career is back on again.

Beaudreau gets second term

LAWRENCEVILLE - Mike Beaudreau won a second term Tuesday in a blow-out election against Earl Hendon.

Bannister to repeat as county chairman

LAWRENCEVILLE - Charles Bannister easily secured a second term Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Vincent Passariello by the widest margin of the election season.

Obama picks Clinton alum Emanuel as chief of staff

WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama pivoted quickly to begin filling out his new administration on Wednesday, selecting hard-charging Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel as White House chief of staff while aides stepped up the pace of transition work that had been cloaked in pre-election secrecy.

G-Braves announce game times

Transitioning from Richmond to Gwinnett for the Gwinnett Braves took another step Tuesday.

Voters approve two state amendments

LAWRENCEVILLE - Georgia's Constitution is going to be changing. That's the result stemming from two of three constitutional amendments that appeared on Tuesday's ballot which seem appeared to have received voter approval.

Norcross voters face pair of runoffs

NORCROSS - City residents will be making their way back to the polls Dec. 2 for a special run-off election in two of the city's three city council races. Matter of fact, the only thing decided in Tuesday's three contests came in the race that had only one candidate. David McLeroy, seeking re-election and running unopposed, is headed back to the city council.

In perspective, we have it good

Three conversations on Election Eve:

Moore tabbed for preseason All-American team

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.

Interception dejection

ATHENS - Matthew Stafford is moving up on some big names on Georgia's career passing records - including for interceptions.

Smith to become new sheriff of Barrow

LAWRENCEVILLE - Jud Smith will be the first new sheriff of Barrow County in 20 years, according to unofficial election results, replacing Joel Robinson, who announced in December he would step down.

Longtime judge ousted by Beyers Incumbent Lawler tops Alaoui

LAWRENCEVILLE - Preliminary totals show family law attorney Karen E. Beyers has likely unseated a Gwinnett Superior Court judge of more than two decades.

Sears abandons supporters who fought for her

An important Georgia political story was lost in the hoopla surrounding this year's presidential campaign and the closer-than-expected contest between Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Democratic challenger Jim Martin.

Cameras to monitor traffic on Old Norcross, Beaver Ruin

LAWRENCEVILLE - Nearly two dozen cameras will soon monitor traffic on two major roads after commissioners approved traffic management systems Tuesday.

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Loganville voters re-elect Kiddoo to another term Lynch, Waring also win council seats

LOGANVILLE - Seven-hundred-sixty-two residents cast their votes Tuesday for three open city council seats and a mayor running unopposed.

People Briefs

Kirsten Dunst in N. Dakota for voting movie

Georgia Legislative Results

Weber returns to Senate in District 40

New research says brain slows at 40 and begins body decline

WASHINGTON - Think achy joints are the main reason we slow down as we get older? Blame the brain, too: The part in charge of motion may start a gradual downhill slide at age 40.

Historic vote: Obama elected first black president

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama swept to victory as the nation's first black president Tuesday night in an electoral college landslide that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself. 'Change has come,' he told to a huge throng of jubilant supporters.

World Briefs

Fears rise of wider conflict in Congo

Voters approve SPLOST extension

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett's infrastructure needs will be addressed, after voters agreed to extend a penny sales tax for five years.

Fires likely arson

BUFORD - Investigators believe two early morning fires Tuesday in adjacent Buford subdivisions were intentionally set.

Coming to a neighborhood near you

ZONING CASES - ON THE AGENDA: Here's a look at rezonings and other requests the Gwinnett County Planning Commission will consider today. The panel meets 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville.

Linder tops newcomer Heckman for US House Incumbent takes 63 percent of vote

Congressman John Linder's experience in the nation's capitol apparently bade well for the incumbent Republican Tuesday.

North's Dixon done for year after surgery

After missing the past two weeks with what was thought to be a mid-foot sprain, North Gwinnett's Cordero Dixon learned the lingering pain intimated something much worse.

Big brothers

SUWANEE - Tyler and Chad Jarry have enjoyed a lot of success with the North Gwinnett football program.

Nation Briefs

Videos prompt delay in child sex assault case

Millsaps wins tight race for re-election

LAWRENCEVILLE - With nearly 2,000 votes cast in Tuesday's mayoral election, the initial results had incumbent Rex Millsaps edging city council member Judy Jordan Johnson by 24 votes.

Police wait to talk to shooting victim

NORCROSS - Police are waiting to speak to the second victim in last week's shooting in Norcross.

Radloff ahead by 1,300 votes

LAWRENCEVILLE - As absentee ballots continued to be counted this morning,