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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.

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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.

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After much anticipation, Fort Yargo State Park hosted a ribbon cutting for its new visitor center. Georgia House Appropriations Chairman Terry England and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams spoke during the ceremony.

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