Mary Frazier Long
The Gwinnett Roadrunner -
On The Run September 2014
By Mary Frazier Long
 
Labor Day, the only legal public holiday in September comes on the first Monday in the month.

THINKERS
- The wheel was man’s greatest invention until he got behind it.

- “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”  Will Rogers

- By the time a man finds greener pastures he’s too old to climb the fence.

- One of the hardest decisions to make in life is when to start middle age.

- “The greatest danger facing the United States is a slump in personal and public integrity.”   Robert J. McCracken
RIGHT: On June 19, 1981 Gwinnett County employees held a Retirement party for Ovice Smith, with Ovice from left to right: Lisa Johnsey, Kathleen Couch, Doris Thompson, Shirley Dean, Sara Paden, Carolyn Deaton, Lamar Wages, Jackie Moon, Olen Suddeth, Lynn Mills, Marie Williams.

WAY BACK
•William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States, was born at Cincinnati, Ohio on September 15, 1857.

•The Pilgrims sailed from England in the Mayflower on September 16, 1620.

•The Battle of Chickamauga in the Civil War began on September 19, 1863.

•President McKinley was shot by an assassin on September 6, 1901.

•Japan formally surrendered on V-J Day September 2, 1945.

•The Gwinnett County Courthouse burned on September 10, 1871.

•On September 11, 1872 an Act of the Legislature created a Board of Commissioners for Gwinnett County.

•The first grand reunion of horse-swappers ever held in Georgia was in Lawrenceville on September 8, 1899. There were about 4,000 in attendance.

•The Gwinnett Journal reported that a physician received $10 for assisting in the birth of a child.

•On September 5, 1917 there were 340 students in Lawrenceville public schools.


CURRENT EVENTS
•D. Glen Cannon has been named as the next President of Gwinnett Technical College. Dr. Cannon began his tenure as president on September 1, 2014. Dr. Cannon earned a doctorate of education with a concentration in occupational studies from UGa, he received a master’s of business administration from Mercer University and a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of West Georgia.

•Georgia Gwinnett College awarded more than 100 bachelor’s degrees during the 2014 summer graduation held at Gwinnett Center.

•The KidStuff Ladies Brunch will be held at the Georgia Club in Statham on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11 AM. Jean Holley will be the speaker. Reservations may be made by calling 770-466-5610 or 770-985-1189.

•Lawrenceville Elementary School had extensive renovations during the summer of 2014. Improvements included painting, landscaping and the installation of a sprinkler system.

•Alice McCabe who worked diligently at the Gwinnett Historical Society for many years recently celebrated a big birthday. Alice is now a resident of Pruitts Nursing Home, 788 Indian Trail, Lilburn 30047.

•The office hours for the Snellville Historical Society are Monday and Friday from 10:00 until 12:00. Phone is 770-985-3512.
The Lawrenceville High School Class of 1943 gathered for a reunion in May of 1986, these members were present at the ’86 reunion: seated Sarah Purcell, Kitty Liles Kelley, Christine McKelvey, Janelle Kelley Walton. Standing left to right: Johnnie Smith, Hugh Lee Crowe, Allen Hood, Frank and Frances Barnett, Thelma Morgan. Members of the Class of 1943: Alice Rebecca Alford, Betty Ann Bolton, O.D. Cain, Jr., Loma Louise Cooley, Robert Sherrill Crane, Hugh Lee Crowe, Don Hoyle Davis, Sara Beatrice Elkins, Laura Alice Garner, Louise Greene, Robert Donald Holt, Cecil Allen Hood, Mildred Lorine Howard, Louise Katherine Hutchins, Henry Rudolph Hutchinson, Agnes Geraldine Johnson, Jewel Dean Jones, Ada Janelle Kelley, Grace Juanita Knight, Eleanor Anne Liles, Mary Earle Mackin, Evelyn Eloise Mahaffey, Hazel Christine McKelvey, Fern Carolyn Nelson, Harry Alexander Nix, Wesley Jones Phillips, Thelma Louise Pruitt, Sarah Elizabeth Purcell, Martha Elizabeth Reeves, Daisy Luetta Roan, Frank Gerald Shelnutt, Johnnie Alice Smith.

ROBBIE SUSAN MOORE 
FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION FUND RAISING EVENT
The fifth annual fund raising event for the Robbie Susan Moore Foundation for Education will be held on September 20, 2014. The fund raiser will be a fashion show entitled “On the Red Carpet at the White House” and a silent auction will be include at the event which will be held from 4 until 7 pm at the Salem Missionary Baptist Church Heritage Hall located at 4700 Church Street in Lilburn, Ga. All money raised will fund scholarships. In 2012 two students were awarded $1,000 each and in 2013 and 2014 four students were awarded $1,500 each. For more information contact Rubye Neal at 770-277-5123.

Dog Days are periods of hot sticky, uncomfortable summer weather which occur between July and late August. Exactly how and when they occur and how long they last varies somewhat from year to year. The ancient Greeks gave dog days their name because the time of year occurs about the same time that the dog star Sirius rises with the sun.

Dog days are all year for these lucky pooches.

- Belle lives in Dacula with Lynn and Bill Long

- Riley, a service dog lives with Pat Kozak in Lawrenceville


- Nola a Shepherd mix lives with John Kearns in Lawrenceville.