News for Thursday, November 6, 2008

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Jimmie Peterson

147;PETE” Jimmie “Pete” Peterson, age 74 of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, November 3, 2008. Memorial Services will be held 3:30 PM Saturday, November 8, 2008 at ...

Thomas Cannon

Thomas Oliver Cannon, 78, of Cumming, GA died at his home on November 2, 2008. The son of the late William and Dolly Cannon, he was a native of Virginia ...

Samuel Gordon

Samuel “Sam” Gordon, age 68 of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Sam was actively involved in Boy Scouts serving as Scoutmaster ...

John Macdonald

John Scott (Jack) MacDonald, age 52, of Lilburn, died Monday November 3, 2008. The funeral will be at 11:00 AM Friday November 7, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church ...

Betty Dotson

Betty Dotson, age 80, of Monroe, GA, passed away November 4, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel 770-267-2594

Alexandru Szilagyi

Alexandru Szilagyi, age 83, of Buford, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2008. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924

Donald Roberts

Mr. Donald Allen Roberts, age 57, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Thursday November 6, 2008. He was preceded in death by his father Donald H. Roberts. Mr. Roberts is ...

Mattye Wingo

Mattye Hodges, Wingo, age 83, of Statham, GA, passed away November 6, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Political Notebook: Democrats celebrate 'substantial gains' in Gwinnett

The people began showing up at 5 p.m. - two hours before polls would even close on the East Coast - and they celebrated until long past midnight.

Nations Briefs

Stocks plunge as recession worries resurface

Police investigate rash of apartment burglaries

LAWRENCEVILLE - Several recent break-ins at a local apartment complex have caused some concern among some of its residents.

Must Read: Obama's Kenyan relatives elated; holiday declared

KOGELO, Kenya - Barack Obama's Kenyan relatives and Africans across the continent sang, danced in the streets and wrapped themselves in U.S. flags Wednesday to cheer for America's first black president. Kenya will party for two days, after the president declared a national holiday.

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People Briefs

Jackson: It's weird Mac didn't see 'Soul Men'

Gwinnett Gab

Shiloh students win Idols Choir Competition

E-mail lands principal in hot water

STATHAM - Nearly three months after the principal of Statham Elementary sent images containing sexual references and profanities in an e-mail to his staff, Barrow County Schools Superintendent Ron Saunders said he anticipates the school system will soon create policy and procedures to address employees' use of the Internet.

Family displaced by Lilburn blaze

LILBURN - A fire that tore through a Lilburn home Wednesday morning displaced a family of four, officials said.

Johnson has firm rules for Tech First-year coach brings discipline approach to GT

ATLANTA - This time next year, Michael Johnson could be one of the NFL's richest rookies.

Planning commission denies tattoo parlor

LAWRENCEVILLE - If residents living near an existing strip mall at the 700 block of Braselton Highway have their way, there will be no more tattoo parlors opening up anytime soon.

Smith expecting Baker back

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta coach Mike Smith said Falcons rookie left tackle Sam Baker is expected back this season after having lower back surgery last week.

Man displaced in Buford fire

BUFORD - A Tuesday afternoon fire at a Buford home has left a man displaced.

Georgia refocuses its attention No. 14 Bulldogs look for another 11-win season

ATHENS - Georgia's 11-2 record in 2007 set up championship hopes for this year that won't be realized, forcing players to settle on a new goal for another 11-win finish.

Obama gets right to work President-elect names Emanuel 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.

'He's a go-getter' Lions' Longobardi no ordinary runner

There is very little ordinary about Niall Longobardi.

DIY clubs offer help for home projects

Lewis and Rebecca Taylor were confident when they recently bought a fixer-upper, even though they're not particularly handy. They knew they'd have plenty of help updating the kitchen, tearing out carpeting and redecorating the house, which was built in 1965.

Try a potager for easy vegetable garden

Long before America was a country the French had their potagers - landscaped areas combining vegetables, flowers, fruits, herbs and shrubs in lovely design.

World Briefs

Thousands flee Congo fighting

Phillips finds rewarding gig

Mike Phillips is well-versed on the challenges of starting a program from scratch.

Democrats celebrate 'substantial gains' in Gwinnett

The people began showing up at 5 p.m. - two hours before polls would even close on the East Coast - and they celebrated until long past midnight.

Colleagues say Obama can lead, unite nation

The celebration of Barack Obama's victory was genuine and heartfelt, as it should have been. No one who has lived in this country and knows its history can be insensitive to the significance of his election.

To the editor: Tech deserves more prominent spot in Daily Post

Why is Georgia Tech always on the second or third page of the sports section? This past Sunday Tech was on the second page even though they are in first place in the ACC Coastal division.

Students get free exams, glasses from Wal-Mart

SUWANEE - Rukiya Yembo said she was a little nervous Wednesday morning before having her eyes examined for the first time, but the 9-year-old also expressed some excitement.

To the editor: Country can now begin the healing

Today, we begin the process of healing our nation, of returning sanity and common sense to how we will be governed, and of building a world in which our next seven generations can live in peace that endures all obstacles. The euphoria that is present today must not only be a celebration of this trans-formative moment, but it must be reflective in every American as we seek to find common ground to meet the critical challenges of tomorrow.

Gay marriage ban approved

LOS ANGELES - Voters put a stop to same-sex marriage in California, dealing a crushing defeat to gay-rights activists in a state they hoped would be a vanguard and putting in doubt as many as 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted since a court ruling made them legal this year.

Feds: Biz was front for drugs

LAWRENCEVILLE - Federal authorities on Tuesday busted a gang-run cocaine distribution center disguised as a car audio business near Lawrenceville's historic downtown, officials said.

Runoffs for U.S. Senate, PSC Radloff ekes out victory for 10th term on school board

LAWRENCEVILLE - Georgians have another month to contend with the hotly contested campaign for U.S. Senate.

Evangelicals must change their strategy

When Barack Obama takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2009, he will do so in the 30th anniversary year of the founding of the so-called Religious Right. Born in 1979 and midwifed by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, the Religious Right was a reincarnation of previous religious-social movements that sought moral improvement through legislation and court rulings. Those earlier movements - from abolition (successful) to prohibition (unsuccessful) - had mixed results.