By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
The Gwinnett Roadrunner -
On The Run May 2015
By Mary Frazier Long
 
CORRECTION: The March 2015 issue of Road Runner wrongly identified the photo of Chloe as belonging to another of Lawrenceville’s prominent canines who is connected with a downtown business. Chloe greets customers at Sikes and Davis Decorating Store on Crogan Street and Chloe can give advice on decorating a house for upscale canines as well as guiding customers through her Lawrenceville store.
Chloe lives in Grayson but spends many hours of her work day doggedly decorating houses and businesses in and around Lawrenceville. She has also christened several lampposts and fireplugs around the county. Apology to Chloe and to her staff members at Sikes and Davis.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds on May 8

IMPORTANT MAY EVENTS
•Presidents born in May: Harry Truman born May 8, 1884 and John Kennedy born May 29, 1917.
•Clara Barton established the Red Cross May 21, 1881.
•Charles Lindbergh finished the first solo flight across the Atlantic May 21, 1927.
•Joan of Arc was burned at the stake May 30, 1431.

PAST EVENTS IN GWINNETT COUNTY
There was a public hanging in Lawrenceville on May 8, 1908.
•In 1912 there were 2 banks, 2 newspapers and 4 churches in Lawrenceville.
•On April 4, 1914 train number 11 due in Lawrenceville at 6:09 p.m. was held up by robbers.
•The Baptist Church at Grayson was organized April 4, 1913.
•Buford had the first bank in Gwinnett.
•The Buford Advertiser, May 24, 1923: “Buford has a 4 legged chicken.”

FRIENDLY ADVICE
“Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife. She has thought much worse things about you.” Jean Rostand

“Don’t ask the barber if you need a haircut.” Daniel S. Greene

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.” Yogi Berra

“Don’t call someone a bad name if they have a pistol; don’t call your girlfriend Tina if her name is Vivien.” George Underwood

“Saving is a very fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you.” Winston Churchill

“Old people shouldn’t eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.” Robert Orben
 PFC Grace Boatright of Alpha Company at the University of North Georgia College received the Col. Jack Peevy military Scholarship at the 2015 Military Awards Ceremony held at the University. Grace was recognized for her meritorious military and scholastic achievements and for her exemplary patriotic ideals of duty, honor and country. Her grandfather Victor McKelvey from Lawrenceville, parents Lenore and Cecil Boatright and sister Mary from Dacula attended the ceremony. The Col Jack Peevy Scholarship was a legacy of Col Peevy who was a student at North Georgia College a wounded veteran of the Viet Nam War. Grace discovered that Col Peevy was a distant relative. PFC Grace Boatright of Alpha Company at the University of North Georgia College received the Col. Jack Peevy military Scholarship at the 2015 Military Awards Ceremony held at the University. Grace was recognized for her meritorious military and scholastic achievements and for her exemplary patriotic ideals of duty, honor and country. Her grandfather Victor McKelvey from Lawrenceville, parents Lenore and Cecil Boatright and sister Mary from Dacula attended the ceremony. The Col Jack Peevy Scholarship was a legacy of Col Peevy who was a student at North Georgia College a wounded veteran of the Viet Nam War. Grace discovered that Col Peevy was a distant relative.

CURRENT EVENTS

•The Lawrenceville School Reunion will be held on July 11, 2015 at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church. Doors will open at 11 a. m. Lunch at noon.

•Jeffery Yang a junior student at Gwinnett School of Math and Technology earned the Pinnacle Award at the state science fair. More than 700 students entered this event and Jeffery received the highest award given there.

•Gwinnett students named state champions in Odyssey of the Mind state finals. Those students named champions: Mill Creek High ninth graders Emma Beguhn and Bailey Martinez, Gwinnett School Math Science and Technology ninth grader Kyle Patel, Osborne Middle eighth graders Joshua Bingham and Danielle Williams.

Peachtree. Corners will be three years old on July 1, 2015

At the April meeting of Gwinnett County Retired Educators Emeritus members Jane Alexander and Harriet Coffee were honored.

The Lawrenceville High School Class of 1944 at their reunion on June 11, 1989. First Row: Ruth Teague Johnson, Doris Townsend Norton, Ruth Reeves Allen, Carolyn Green Thomas, Harriett Perry Fant, Rebecca Peeples Miller, Helen Freeman Thompson, Mary Lou Davis. Second Row: Glenn Fuller, Nuel Brown, Norris Davis, Martha Garner Butler, Dorothy Adams Meeks, Margaret Langley Edwards, Gerald Williams, Harold Craig, Philip Pharr. Third Row: Billy Phillips, Charles Sikes, Ralph Saul, John Stanley, Gene Lowry, Carson Green, Hubert Davis.

•The Gwinnett County Historical Society will meet on May 18 at the Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville. Meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Speaker for the May meeting will be Robert C. Jones, President of the Kennesaw Historical Society. His subject will be “Ghost Towns and Mills of Atlanta Area.”


BIG XC CELEBRATION FOR LILLIE MAE EVERETT LONG A large group of friends and family gathered in Lawrenceville during March to celebrate with Lillie Mae Long at her 90th birthday party. Friends and family members came from Burke County, Tybee Island, Savannah, Cleveland, Hephzibah, Dawsonville, Barrow County, Riverdale, Norcross, North Carolina, Little Rock, Walton and Gwinnett Counties. Lillie Mae grew up in Greenwood, South Carolina where she attended elementary and high school and Business College. After finishing school Lillie Mae worked as a bookkeeper for a textile firm. She married Herbert Long in 1948 and they were parents of three daughters, grandparents of seven and great grandparents of nine. Herbert, now deceased, and Lillie Mae lived on Gale Drive in Norcross and operated a business on Jimmy Carter Boulevard for several years. Lillie Mae’s canine friend Logan missed the event because of a previous commitment and because Logan’s visits to Downtown Lawrenceville have been restricted due to his uncontrollable tendency to christen fireplugs and lampposts. Logan was greatly missed at the celebration. 

TROLLEY TOUR OF LAWRENCEVILLE

Martha Hutchins with Linda Henderson at the luncheon and trolley tour of Lawrenceville. Linda provided a delicious meal at the Chew Restaurant in Lawrenceville and Martha planned a tour on Jerry’s Trolley. The tour was narrated by local resident Mary Long and some important historical places in the town were featured on the hour long event. 












SNELLVILLE DAYS MAY 2 AND 3, 2015

The year 2015 will mark the 42nd annual Snellville Days celebration and Batman will be parade Marshall.

SNELLVILLE SCENES FROM THE PAST

2004 Snellville Travel Club members Ann Person, Geneva Martin Lucile Holland and Jean Brown

Joe and Carol Digby enjoyed a dinner meeting at Snellville Pace Setters in 2007

Harold And Doris Todd at Chick Fil A in 2007

Marjorie Rawlins, Rubye Cates and Annette Collins at Snellville Pace Setters Travel Club in about 2000

In 2005 Pap Ewing introduced Dr. Stan Deaton as speaker for the Snellville Historical Society

This group of Snellville Somebodies enjoyed a trip to the Alabama Bach, left to right Nolen and Floyce Ridgway, Gene and Joann Turner, Betty Johns, Addie and Charles Cooley

In 2004 Linda Calloway (center) with Jim and Bettie Rosser had dinner together at the Snellville United Methodist Church Senior Group meeting

PHOTOS FROM THE PAST

The Lawrenceville High School Class of 1944 at their reunion on June 11, 1989. First Row: Ruth Teague Johnson, Doris Townsend Norton, Ruth Reeves Allen, Carolyn Green Thomas, Harriett Perry Fant, Rebecca Peeples Miller, Helen Freeman Thompson, Mary Lou Davis. Second Row: Glenn Fuller, Nuel Brown, Norris Davis, Martha Garner Butler, Dorothy Adams Meeks, Margaret Langley Edwards, Gerald Williams, Harold Craig, Philip Pharr. Third Row: Billy Phillips, Charles Sikes, Ralph Saul, John Stanley, Gene Lowry, Carson Green, Hubert Davis. 

The Lawrenceville First Baptist Church Phoebe Sunday School Class in 1997, seated Nancy Segars, Nancy Campbell, Beverly Harris, Faye Hunt, Lana Elmore, Mary Long. Standing Dannie White, Joyce Vance, Barbara Moore, Edith Kemp, _________, Martha Frances Hutchins, Jo Brownlee, Pat Kerlin, Betty Powell, Grace Cain, Carlene Harris, Mary Anna Bryan.