News for Wednesday, September 29, 2010


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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall to host forum, speak to tea parties

The last full month of campaigning is set to begin, and Rob Woodall has a busy schedule of public engagements.The U.S. House candidate said he will host his first October Freedom Forum -- a meet and greet information session -- with voters from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Golden Corral in Lawrenceville.

Tech, Georgia join to help startups, Gwinnett business

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The University of Georgia and Georgia Tech are joining together to help technology entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies in Gwinnett.

GTC holding open house to celebrate building renovation

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The faculty and students of Gwinnett Technical College's interiors program will celebrate the completion of a two-year renovation of its campus building and honor their industry partners with an open house today.

Long accuser: Sex acts occurred on church grounds

ATLANTA -- One of four men accusing megachurch Bishop Eddie Long of coercing them into inappropriate sexual relationships said in a TV interview that aired Wednesday that he and the pastor would have encounters before and after worship services on church grounds.

BISHER: Braves season offers too many mood swings

Frankly, I've had enough attitude changes about the Braves this season to require the services of a psychiatrist.In the spring I didn't think they were going to be very good. By May, I was wondering why Troy Glaus hadn't been a first baseman all his life. By August I was wondering why he was still in town, then I found out he wasn't. He was playing third base in Lawrenceville.

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GSU seeks winning streak

ATLANTA -- After experiencing still more firsts in its inaugural season of college football with a buzzer-beating 24-21 win in its first-ever road game at Campbell last week, another first is in store for Georgia State this week. This week's game against Morehead (Ky.) State at the Georgia Dome will cap GSU's first football homecoming week.

Coaching legend Bowden to sign today at local Borders

Florida State fans and other local followers of college football will get a chance to mingle tonight with one of the sport’s coaching legends, Bobby Bowden.

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THOMAS: Superman has departed the school building

“Waiting for Superman’’ is the new film by documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, director of ‘‘An Inconvenient Truth,’’ and it should be mandatory viewing for every member of Congress.

GWINNETT GAB: Fall Fair to benefit children's shelter

Fall Fair to benefit children’s shelter

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Now is the time to renovate fescue lawns

Tall fescue is a popular grass in our area, and is easily established through seed or sod. Being a cool season grass, it holds its green color during the winter months while warm season grasses, such as Bermuda and zoysia, go dormant and turn brown.

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PARKER: A nation divided not by politics, but density

NEW YORK — After living in New York City for a few weeks, I’ve reached a few conclusions about the great political divide in America.

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Angela Leblanc

Angela Stephens Dortch LeBlanc, 57, of Calhoun, GA claimed her heavenly reward on Friday, September 24, 2010, after a courageous battle with Cancer. Angela was born on July 12, 1953 ...

Brenda Carter

Brenda Makeda Carter, age 37 of Jefferson, GA died September 19, 2010. Funeral arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Gary Trapp

Gary S. Trapp, age 64, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away September 25, 2010. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550

Hazel Tucker

Ms. Hazel Jones Tucker age 79 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan ...

Kate Tumlin

Kate Martin Tumlin, age 93, of Lawrenceville, GA formerly of Cornelia, GA entered into rest on September 27, 2010. She is survived by six children; Gladys T. Wallace of Lawrenceville ...

Bryan Claxton

Bryan Claxton, age 45, of Loganville, GA, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010 following a sudden accident. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm in ...

Linda Paden

Linda Paden, age 65, of Madison, GA, died September 27, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544

Wynelle Watson

Wynelle Watson, age 77 of Snellville, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM, Thursday, September 30, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Fran Rook

Mrs. Fran Rook age 67 of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, September 27, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...