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Advancements in Joint Replacement: Why the Latest Innovations May Be For You

Advancements in Joint Replacement: Why the Latest Innovations May Be For You

DULUTH, Ga. -- Please join Gwinnett Medical Center for a FREE healthcare breakfast event, Advancements in Joint Replacement: Why the Latest Innovations May Be For You. This program will take place Friday, September 21, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Gwinnett Chamber’s 1818 Club (6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097). Attendees will learn about the latest advancements in joint replacement from two physicians who are experts in their field, as well as have the opportunity to win great door prizes!

The two innovations being discussed will be:

  • Anterior Total Hip Replacement procedure, presented by Mary Jo Albert, MD
  • iTotal Knee Replacement implant, presented by Gary Levengood, MD

Both doctors will be available for a Q&A session following their presentations.

Roundfield to be laid to rest in Norcross

Roundfield to be laid to rest in Norcross

NORCROSS, Ga. -- A funeral is planned Friday in Norcross for NBA veteran Dan Roundfield.

The former Atlanta Hawk spent 11 seasons in the NBA and had three consecutive All-Star seasons. He drowned Aug. 6 off the Caribbean island of Aruba while helping his wife as she struggled in rough water. He was 59.

The Hawks announced that Roundfield's funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Norcross. The service is open to the public.

Viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Gregory B. Levitz and Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville.

Roundfield was a 6-foot-8 center who started his pro career at Indiana and then played at Atlanta, Detroit and Washington. He was an All-Star in 1980, 1981 and 1982 while playing for the Hawks.

Gov. Deal swears in Ga. Supreme Court justice

Gov. Deal swears in Ga. Supreme Court justice

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has sworn in the newest justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Keith Blackwell was sworn in Thursday morning in the House Chamber of the State Capitol.

Deal last month appointed the 37-year-old Blackwell to fill a vacancy left by Chief Justice George Carley. Carley's resignation as chief justice was effective Tuesday.

Blackwell had served on the Court of Appeals since he was appointed in 2010 by former Gov. Sonny Perdue. He is the 92nd justice since the court's creation in 1845.

Blackwell previously practiced civil and criminal law. He will serve on the court until 2014, when voters will decide whether to keep him on the bench for a six-year term.

3 Gwinnett grads win National Merit scholarships

3 Gwinnett grads win National Merit scholarships

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Three recent graduates from high schools in Gwinnett County learned last week that they are among 2,000 students nationwide to receive scholarship money from the college and universities they will attend.

The students are winners of the National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship. This honor comes with a monetary award between $500 and $2,000 a year for up to four years of undergraduate study.

All three students will attend Georgia Tech:

Kathryn Fitton
Graduated from Peachtree Ridge High School
Probable career field: Medicine

Drew Vander Wood
Graduated from Brookwood High School
Probable career field: Biochemistry

Ryan Ward
Graduated from Norcross High School
Probable career field: Business