Recent events have forced me to change my voting strategy. I'm no longer going to get hung up on party tags, campaign planks or even political ideology. My sole acid test for any candidate wanting my support is honesty.
The Parkview High School marching band recently won several awards, including grand champion with the highest overall score of 94, at the Golden River Marching Festival on Oct. 16 in Tallapoosa.
It was inevitable, I suppose: after my column a couple of weeks ago on driving in traffic, I received the obligatory e-mails from parents who were shocked -- shocked, I tell you! -- that I would recommend such aggressive tactics. Apparently their main concern was that their teenagers would be unduly influenced by my bad example.
For most people, today is Halloween. But for Lutherans, it's Reformation Day, the biggest day of the year.
The city of Suwanee plans to update its Alternative Transportation Plan, created in 2006, to determine how to get pedestrians across Peachtree Industrial Boulevard more safely and to identify gaps in its sidewalk network and prioritize installation.
Two well-known names in the Gwinnett and metro Atlanta area were inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame last weekend, honored for their roles in helping make the state's broadcasting legacy one to remember.
The Barrow County Sheriff's Office traffic enforcement unit earned top honors statewide for its safety efforts earlier this month, officials said.
Trick-or-treaters who score lots of candy this Halloween -- or those who lack a sweet tooth -- can trade their extra or unwanted treats for cash.
The old Hog Mountain Cemetery is a bulging triangle of land in the shadow of a cell phone tower, overlooking an animal hospital and Pizza Hut, an ancient patch of modern day Dacula buffered from commerce by two busy roads.
Lawrenceville, Ga., Nov. 2, 1910 - The tragedy of Tuesday morning, the double murder by Joseph D. Wallace, a prominent merchant, and his own suicide, has inspired a hundred rumors as to his motive. He shot his wife dead in frenzy after a nightmare, and insanity followed, is the theory of the surviving members of the family. The older citizens say that Wallace was a peculiar man and that several years ago he killed a negro with but little provocation.
Witnesses to the fatal shootings described the facial expressions and remarks of Wallace -- who served as a Lawrenceville City Commissioner -- as cold blooded, calculative, even demonic. In the wake of the slaughter, several rumors permeated Lawrenceville pertaining to Wallace's motivation.
It's been brewing for about 20 months now, but the real test will be Tuesday to learn how strong the tea party movement is, both in Gwinnett and across the country.
Georgia hospitals are pushing for a cash infusion of $80 million annually to stabilize the state's struggling network of trauma centers, but first voters would have to approve a tax hike for themselves next month.
As the campaign to become Georgia's next governor hurtles into its final days, Republican Nathan Deal and Democrat Roy Barnes are crisscrossing the state by bus to make their final pitches to voters.
The newest leadership class in Duluth will graduate next week. An event has been scheduled for Wednesday for the L.E.A.D. Academy, which stands for Learn, Engage, Advance Duluth.
Memo to novice political candidates: Know thy Constitution. Don't tell Hispanics they look Asian. Pay special attention to what you say when you are in front of cameras. Which you almost always are. Expect your chitchat to go viral.
The sales tax funding that has built much of Gwinnett could be in jeopardy due to commissioners' misdeeds, said a grand jury that explored five suspicious parkland purchases.
About 80 Gwinnett County children received new bicycles Saturday morning from Variety of Georgia.
I can say no. I really can. Promise. To some people. I can't say no as well as my lovely wife, Lisa, but I can say no. Sometimes. To some people.But I can't say no to J.K. Murphy. I like him too much and appreciate him even more.
Passerby helps woman rescue daughter from blaze
Look, John Schuerholz is out of office, the office Frank Wren now occupies.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Thinking about attending Georgia Gwinnett College? Be prepared to turn in an application sooner rather than later.
BOULDER, Colo. — More than 1,700 people evacuated because of a wildfire west of Boulder are being allowed to return to their homes after firefighters worked through the night to stop the fire from spreading.
HOSCHTON — When Wayne Strickland moved into the Village at Deaton Creek, he was less than impressed with the active adult community’s website.
ELMIRA, N.Y. — Chris Poli scored twice, and the Gladiators withstood a late third period push by the Elmira Jackals on Saturday night, hanging on for a 4-3 win on the road at First Arena.
AUBURN — Walk into Julie Bailey-Wegner’s fifth-grade classroom at Mulberry Elementary School and it only takes a moment to notice the research-based teaching practices in place.
ROSELAND, N.J. — Denise Borino-Quinn, who unexpectedly won a role as a mafia wife on ‘‘The Sopranos’’ after she attended an open casting call, has died. She was 46.
With this week’s unsealing of the grand jury presentment about land deals made by Gwinnett’s Board of Commissioners, we learned some things that were suspected — Chairman Charles Bannister resigned in exchange for not being indicted — and some things we’ve known — that district courtesy is “at the root of the problems with each land transaction.”
DULUTH — It wasn’t precisely as North Gwinnett girls coach Mark Karen wanted it, but he’ll take it. Peachtree Ridge boys coach Ron Clanton won’t argue with the result either.
With their “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” this weekend, political satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert were late to the party. This weird campaign has been Comedy Central all along.
LAWRENCEVILLE — State legislators need to stop shortchanging students, the president of the Georgia Association of Educators said this week.
I have this strange feeling that we are about to be badly misled about the political climate in this country. We are going to look at the returns on the biggest Republican victory in 16 years and think that it spells doom for the Democrats and a shift to the right in our politics. And we will be wrong.
Someone needs to remind Mr. Bardugon (“School boards don’t want to let go of your money,” Oct. 27, Page 10A) that the Gwinnett County School System just won a $1 million award from the federal government because it was judged to be the best public school system in the United States. I think our tax money is pretty well spent, and our children’s future is in pretty good hands.
DULUTH — The two schools of Five Forks Trickum dominated the Region 8-AAAAA cross country meet Saturday at River Green Park.
To the writer who wants the government to fire the head of NPR over her firing of analyst Juan Williams: Please note government funding is less than 5 percent. NPR is accountable to the public, not the government.
One of the big reasons the Democrats may get hammered Tuesday is that under that party’s congressional leadership, the nation has run up an astounding $5 trillion in new debt over the past three years. And what do we have to show for all that deficit spending? Nancy Pelosi flying home to San Francisco in a private jet?
WASHINGTON — In the shadow of the Capitol and the election, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert entertained a huge throng Saturday at a ‘‘sanity’’ rally poking fun at the nation’s ill-tempered politics, fear-mongers and doomsayers.
BAGHDAD — An Iraqi health official said the death toll from a suicide bombing north of Baghdad has risen to 26.
With 80 percent of the BOC working part-time and being led by a retiree making less than an administrative assistant, it is easy to understand the scathing grand jury report on the gang that couldn’t shoot straight. However, the BOC is supported by a group of highly compensated “professionals” who the voters expected to administer their county efficiently.
The margin for victory could be big Tuesday, according to a poll on the District 7 congressional race.
Mr. Jerry K. Masters, age 73, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Alice Adams Masters; and ...
Betty Ann Jolly Langley, age 78 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away October 28, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages, Lawrenceville Chapel, 7709-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com
JIMMY" James Leon "Jimmy" Thompson, age 63 of Lawrenceville , passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 1 PM Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Galilean Baptist Church ...
R. V. Attaway, age 79 of Snellville, GA passed away October 28, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com
Robert McClure age 87 of Hoschton, GA passed away Friday, October 29, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com
Dorothy Mae Gregory, age 86, of Bethlehem, GA passed away Oct. 27, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553
Harold B. Smith, age 66 of Buford, GA, passed away October 28, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757
Peggy Ann Mashburn, age 79, of Loganville, Georgia entered into rest on Friday, October 29, 2010. She is survived by four children and their spouses, Mary Lynn & Michael Blankenship ...
Shelia Ford, age 47 of Snellville, GA passed away October 28, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com
Mr.Donald Horace McDaniel age 55 of Winder, passed away at Northeast Georgia Hospital Thursday, October 28, 2010. Arrangements to be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA ...
Betty Jean Bargeron, age 75, of Loganville, GA, died October 28, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com
Fonville McWhorter, Jr., age 82 of Atlanta, GA passed away October 17, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages, Lawrenceville Chapel, 7709-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com