WASHINGTON -- Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. The plot triggered worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new terror campaign.
RENO, Nev. -- A gunman who police said was about to be fired surrendered Friday after shooting three co-workers at a Walmart store in Nevada in a possible retaliation attack, authorities said.
Are you like Galileo? Or do you approach life more like a frightened Roman? In 1663 Galileo Galilei was jailed as a heretic for having the audacity to suggest that the earth moved around the sun. The man whose groundbreaking work marked the dawn of modern astronomy was convicted of heresy because he had the gall to tell the people of Rome that the sun did not actually rise and set upon them.
A while back, I was on a book tour when my publicist called to say I had been asked to cook on a television show.
BAGHDAD -- A suicide bomber wearing an explosives belt killed at least 21 people, mostly Shiites, on Friday in a town north of Baghdad, shattering what had been weeks of relative calm, the town's mayor said.
BUFORD -- A Gwinnett State Court jury of six needed no longer than 12 minutes last week to declare Kenneth Butler not guilty of lewd conduct in a Buford Kmart bathroom, his attorney said.
KATMANDU, Nepal -- You can't get away from a cell phone call, even at the top of the world.
SUWANEE -- Katie Saldarriaga doesn't think she chose a career in education.
NORCROSS -- Former Norcross High School band members will march down memory lane next Saturday.
The gift of height started coming to Melvin Harris in earnest between his sophomore and junior seasons at Buford High School. At 6-foot-2, he wasn't short. But he sprouted up to 6-5 quickly. By the time he finished high school and signed a football scholarship with Ole Miss, he was 6-6, quite imposing for a wide receiver.
LAWRENCEVILLE — The rector and pastor of a Loganville church was consecrated earlier this month as the first bishop of the newly formed Anglican Diocese of the South.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen West of Grayson announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura West, to Tommy Valentine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Valentine of Athens.
TRENTON, N.J. — Coming into Friday night’s game at the Sun National Bank Center, the Gladiators had yet to even score in the shootout, much less win one outright.
NORCROSS — With the only three Norcross City Council seats up for election unopposed, incumbents Andrew Hixson, Ross Kaul and David McElroy will serve another term.
Fans hoping rally boosts activism
James and Margaret Walters of Lilburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Marianne Elizabeth Walters of Lilburn, to John Thomas Lattimore of Greenville, S.C., son of Tommy and Carolyn Lattimore of Greenville.
NORCROSS — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is offering a reward for information regarding a recent burglary at a Norcross gun dealer.
COLUMBUS — Collins Hill’s softball team has prided itself on finding a different hero each game this season.
BUFORD — Robbery investigators believe three Mill Creek High School students are behind two armed robberies within hours of each other earlier this month.
As I run for the U.S. Congress seat that is being vacated by John Linder, I wanted to correct two mischaracterizations by this newspaper. The first is from an article on Oct 23 titled “War veteran faces political newcomer in race to replace Linder.” Rob Woodall has lived and worked in politics in Washington, D.C., for the past 16 years. He is not a “newcomer.” I am, in fact, the newcomer with absolutely no political experience.
In my house, the contest for state school superintendent is as important as the governor’s race. I have a son, son-in-law and now a grandson who are public school teachers, and they — and all the other teachers — deserve a draw-a-line-in-the-sand advocate.
It is the Season of the Witch! I’m not talking about election day in Delaware, I am talking about Halloween. Halloween is when most people start thinking about ghosts and goblins and carving pumpkins and dressing up in scary costumes and doing all the things people do on Halloween these days. (I am old enough to remember when it was holiday for kids.)
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Longo of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter Valerie Beth Longo, of Alpharetta, to William Samuel Bradford of Alpharetta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Corbin of Cumming and Dr. William Bradford of Reidsville, N.C.
CUMMING — A Buford man was behind the wheel of a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian in Forsyth County Thursday, officials said.
Very shortly, on Nov. 3, we will know which of you candidates have been elected.
LOGANVILLE — Candidates with varied backgrounds and political views are vying for three of six seats on the Loganville City Council in the Tuesday’s election.
NORCROSS — An international company that recently relocated its Southeast headquarters and distribution operations to Norcross held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce announced.
BUFORD — A Gwinnett State Court jury of six needed no longer than 12 minutes last week to declare Kenneth Butler not guilty of lewd conduct in a Buford Kmart bathroom, his attorney said.
SUWANEE — The stands at North Gwinnett’s gridiron clash with Duluth on Friday night were overwhelmingly pink, as football fans and supporters of breast cancer awareness became one during the Bulldogs’ “Pink Out.”
COLUMBUS — Three years ago, Melissa Dickie shut out then-No. 1 Greater Atlanta Christian in her Class AA state tournament debut. It lifted Buford to an upset win in the winner’s bracket final and put the Wolves on the course for the first of three straight state championships.
Mr. Mark A. Craig, age 50, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2010. He is survived by his wife of twenty-nine years, Renee Craig, Lawrenceville, GA ...
Joyce B. Mabry, age 82, of Loganville, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 27, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Frank E. Mabry ...
V. R. V. Attaway age 79 of Snellville passed away, Thursday, October 28, 2010. Funeral services will be held 1 PM, Saturday, October 30, 2010 in the Snellville Chapel of ...
Effie Fletcher Pierce, age 91, of Lilburn, died Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, November 1, 2010 at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens in ...
William Herbert Hayes, Jr., age 82 of Buford, GA died October 27, 2010. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999 www.levettfuneralhome.com
Mr. Jerry Masters age 73 of Buford, GA passed away on October 28, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...
John William Isley, age 86, of Hoschton, GA passed away Oct. 27, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553
Rory Marshall Yates, 9 days old of Duluth, GA, passed away October 27, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757
Mrs. Shirley Sanders Scroggins, age 70, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Her husband, Clifford E. Scroggins, preceded her in death. She is survived by ...
Fred A. Bishop, age 68 of Duluth, GA, passed away October 27, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757
Elizabeth Panton Camp, age 89, of Lawrenceville, GA died Monday, October 25, 2010. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550
Mary Elizabeth Stamps age 64 of Chickamauga, GA passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com
Frances Ann Ramirez age 44 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Monday, October 25, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com
Mr. James Robert Arnold, Sr., age 67 of Hull, GA who passed away on October 28, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com
Scott James Watson, age 22, of Suwanee, GA passed away October 26, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361
Kenny Johnson, age 52, of Loganville, GA passed away October 28, 2010. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com
Myrtle Lean Thurmond, age 87, of Statham, GA passed away Oct. 27, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553