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Beaudreau Holds September Constituent Meeting

Gwinnett County District 3 Commissioner Mike Beaudreau’s next monthly meeting will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Harbins Park Pavilion at 2995 Luke Edwards Road in Dacula. Commissioner Beaudreau will meet with constituents from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Gwinnett County’s Commission District 3 covers the eastern part of the county from the Highway 78 corridor north to I-85, and includes the cities of Snellville, Loganville, Grayson, Dacula and Auburn.

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Under Armour Athlete of the Week Candidates: Week 5

GAINESVILLE, GA -- All of the Under Armour Athlete of the Week candidates played a huge part in their respective teams' wins. Whether it was complete domination or a last-minute score, this week's athletes had impressive performances.

A.J. Johnson dominated in Gainesville's 20-13 win over rival North Hall. Johnson, who committed to Tennessee just before the game, is always big on defense for the Red Elephants, but the linebacker also made a big impact from the unlikely quarterback position.

Gainesville coach Bruce Miller made the call to line Johnson up at quarterback and the senior player spent the game bulldozing players en route to 192 yards on 17 carries. Johnson also scored all three of the Red Elephants' touchdowns.

Moonshine Distillery Uncovered During Eviction

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA -- A Lawrenceville man is behind bars, charged with making "White Lightning."

Gwinnett County Sheriff's officers say they found an illegal still, 37 gallons of distilled liquor and 110 gallons of sour mash during a routine eviction on Wessex Court in Lawrenceville.

Constantin Ana has been charged with unlawful manufacturing of alcoholic beverages and possession of untaxed distilled spirits.

He is now at the Gwinnett County Jail.

Free Retirement Seminar

Suwanee-based wealth management firm, The Lloyd Group, Inc. is hosting a timely, free informational workshop for retirees and those approaching retirement at the Bethesda Park Senior Center (225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville).

The topics to be discussed will be: how to convert a retirement from taxable to tax free, an overview of the economic outlook for the remainder of 2010 – and heading into 2011, how to protect their home from the state attaching unnecessary liens to recover nursing home expenses paid by Medicaid, how to receive veteran’s benefits for healthcare expenses, how to protect themselves from future estate taxes

Attendees will receive a free book, Estate Planning Essentials

This workshop will be offered today, Thursday, September 23 at 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made toll-free by calling 1-800-450-2737.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Public Works Facility

The Mayor and Council of the City of Snellville cordially invite all citizens to our “Groundbreaking Ceremony” for our new Snellville Public Works Facility.

The ceremony will be held Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the site of the new city facility, 2491 Marigold Road, Snellville Georgia 20078. 

The new Public Work Facility will be located at end of Marigold Road, behind the Elizabeth Williams Public Library and our Recycling Center.

Parking will be available.  Hope you can join us for this important occasion.

Local Student Selected as Google Contest Finalist

St. Pius X freshman Savannah Tully of Snellville has been named one of 400 finalists for the Doodle 4 Google Competition.  The competition, which was held earlier this year, had 20,000 participating schools and over 33,000 entrants from across the United States.  This was Google’s third year sponsoring the competition.

All artwork included the phrase, “If I could do anything, I would…” and the Google logo. Tully decided to complete the phrase with “save the endangered animals.” And her drawing consisted of the face of a tiger, and the word “Google” created the eyes and stripes of the face.

Doodle 4 Google was a competition for students across the country in grades K-12 to use their imaginations when creating the artwork and completing the phrase.

Week Five Game of the Week Nominees

HIRAM, GA -- The high school football season is wearing on and most teams are finally into region play. As far as the playoffs go, region play is all that matters, and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week nominations are all down that alley.

Kell and Hiram are both 4-0 and battling it out for a playoff spot in the competitive Region 5-4A North. And making the postseason in a sub-region with seven teams is no easy task.

Kell has handed Grayson, Etowah, Woodstock, and East Paulding, all 3-1 teams, their only losses of the season. The wins would not be described as blowouts, though. The Longhorns have won their four four games by a combined 27 points.

Hiram is in the opposite position. The Hornets have been blowing through opposing teams, but their schedule has not been that tough. Hiram's four wins have come against teams with a combined 4-11 record.