Gwinnett Place Mall honors members of the community

DULUTH – As new owners of Gwinnett Place Mall, Moonbeam Capital Investments has developed a corporate initiative to ensure that the mall takes an active role in the community. As part of this initiative, community outreach plans for next year involve partnering and supporting local non-profit organizations and hosting events that are community focused.

Governor Nathan Deal installs 2014-2015 ACCG Board of Managers

Gwinnett County Chairman Charlotte Nash to Serve as ACCG First Vice President

ATLANTA – Governor Nathan Deal joined county officials from across the state at the 100th annual conference of ACCG, Georgia’s county association, held April 11-15 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. In addition to giving the centennial keynote address, he also installed the association’s 2014-2015 Board of Managers. Gwinnett County Chairman Charlotte Nash was sworn in as ACCG First Vice President and will serve as part of the association’s 40-member Board of Managers for the next year. She is slated to become the association’s next president in April 2015.

Gwinnett County teens raise awareness against underage drinking

Lawrenceville, Ga – The Helping Others Organize Kreative Everyday Differences (HOOKED) Teen Club has planned a 5K and Fun Run event with the goal of bringing attention to underage drinking, encourage peers to thrive and keep adults from providing alcohol to minors. The “Alcohol Free Gets Me …” 5k and Fun Run will be held on April 26 at Tribble Mill Park at 7:30 a.m. during Alcohol Awareness Month, which is also peak prom and graduation season. All proceeds of the race will support the Teen Institute through Gwinnett United In Drug Education (GUIDE, Inc) and the HOOKED Teen Club, the club is currently seeking corporate sponsorship.

Veteran’s driver’s license/ID available for all Georgia Vets

A new enhancement at the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) that allows all military veterans to request a special license or identification card denoting their service was announced by Governor Nathan Deal today. DDS Commissioner Rob Mikell is pleased that the details were included at a special ceremony at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center in Columbus.

Jail dogs to be featured at Farmers’ Market

SNELLVILLE – People coming to the city’s nationally acclaimed Farmers’ Market may go home with more than a dozen ears of corn and a basket of tomatoes. For the second year, market organizers are teaming up with Operation Second Chance, an organization that places dogs and cats cared for by Gwinnett County Jail inmates with new owners.

Civil War author Stephen Davis to speak at Gwinnett Historical Society

Concurrent with the 150th year anniversary of General Sherman’s bombardment of Atlanta during the Civil War, The Gwinnett Historical Society is pleased to announce that Civil War author Stephen Davis will speak at the Society’s May 19th meeting at the old Historical Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville.

LIBRARY WORKSHOPS: Gardening, Grant Writing, and Disney Vacation Planning

Who: Hosted by the library and the UGA Gwinnett Extension Service.
What: vegetable gardening tips from a Master Gardener
Where: Five Forks branch: 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road Lawrenceville, GA 30044-5865
When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Why: Get the help you need to grow your best vegetable garden.
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Who: A workshop presented by the Gwinnett County Public Library and the Foundation Center of Atlanta
What: Grant Writing Basics
Where: Suwanee branch 361 Main Street Suwanee, GA 30024-2233
When: Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Why: Learn the tools you need to write successful grants and get more money for your organization. Registration is required! To register email mwoodard@gwinnettpl.org or call 770.277.6008.
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Who: Emily Williams, Disney travel expert, hosted by the library
What: Disney Vacation Program Where: Five Forks branch 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road Lawrenceville, GA 30044-5865
When: Monday, May 5, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Why: Let the library help you have a fun and affordable Disney vacation.

Local Student Receives Academic Scholarship

(Jefferson, Ga) — Jackson EMC recently awarded graduating Mountain View High School senior Stephen Jenkins a 2014 Walter Harrison Scholarship. The son of Brent and Carol Jenkins of Lawrenceville, Stephen will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology this fall and pursue a degree in electrical engineering.