Gwinnett Citizen News

Sharon Thompson Named President of Central Atlanta Region

United Community Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Sharon Thompson as President of the Central Atlanta Region. In this role, Thompson will be responsible for leading United's commercial and retail operations in the Central Atlanta business district. She has more than a decade of industry experience and will be based out of the bank's Buckhead location.

Carol Sigrist, who owned Yarn Garden in Lawrenceville said of her mission over the past 15 years, "It's never changed. I always wanted to keep people happy knitting yarn."

While it’s the oldest retail shop on the Square in downtown Lawrenceville, Yarn Garden is much more than just a seller of high-end knitting materials. To those who’ve gathered at the shop week in and week out, it’s become more like a sisterhood where they socialize and work on projects simultaneously.

A finished product. "Hiawatha, The Leader We Need" by America Garcia, a senior at Mill Creek High School.

“Swift of foot was Hiawatha;

He could shoot an arrow from him,

And run forward with such fleetness,

That the arrow fell behind him!”
~ Excerpt from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem “The Song of Hiawatha” (1855)

The City of Peachtree Corners designed their 21-acre Town Center as a mixed-use development. Allowing for a blending of residential and commercial uses, the Town Green was created to be a pedestrian-friendly living space where residents can shop, eat and play.

“With the turning of this switch, I dedicate this city’s new Town Green,” said Mike Mason, Mayor of the City of Peachtree Corners.

As the mayor’s speech ended, a fountain bubbled high into the air and children rushed into the water, splashing as they ran.