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Norcross Mayor Elected to Atlanta Regional Roundtable Executive Committee

Norcross Mayor Elected to Atlanta Regional Roundtable Executive Committee

Norcross, GA--  (submitted by Tixie Fowler)

In an election held by the Atlanta Regional Roundtable (RRT) on December 17th, Mayor Bucky Johnson was named one of three metro Atlanta mayors on the group’s Executive Committee. The roundtable was created by the Transportation Investment Act of 2010 (HB 277). The bill passed by the Georgia General Assembly in 2010, allows 12 regions throughout the state to vote in 2012 on a 10-year, one-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. Friday was the Roundtable’s first official meeting. Mayor Johnson was elected by Gwinnett’s mayors to represent their municipalities during Roundtable discussion along with Commissioner Shirley Lassiter, who represents the county. According to Mayor Johnson, “I will work together with the Gwinnett Mayors and the Commission Chair to represent Gwinnett’s best interests in projects that impact our county.

Norcross Awarded Silver for Being Green

Norcross Awarded Silver for Being Green

Norcross, GA--  (Submitted by City of Norcross) 

Thanks to the diligent efforts of an environmentally-focused group of residents and city officials, the City of Norcross was recently certified at the prestigious silver award level in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) Green Communities Program.  Only three local governments have achieved the Silver level: the City of Norcross, Cobb County and the City of Roswell.

Come to Gwinnett County's 23rd Annual Lighting of the Tree

Atlanta, GA--  The Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation and the Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association host the 23rd Annual Lighting of the Tree on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville.   Enjoy a variety of holiday entertainment beginning at 5 p.m., including live musical entertainment from The Class Act Band, face painting, dance performances, and of course the arrival of Santa Claus in a vintage fire truck on loan from the Winder Fire Department.

The annual lighting of the tree ceremony, begins at 6 p.m., and the much awaited arrival of Santa is at approximately 6:45 p.m.

The holiday fun continues throughout December at Holiday on the Square at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse as the Santa Trolley once again rolls into the square on December 3, 4 and 5 from 5:00-8:00 pm, where children can ride along with the jolly ole elf.

Gwinnett County will Host the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m

Atlanta, GA--  Gwinnett County will host the annual Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville. The public is invited to attend this observance to pay tribute to the men and women who have served honorably in the military, during wartime or peacetime, and to memorialize the fallen heroes who have sacrificed their lives to protect our nation.

 Gwinnett County commissioners and County Administrator Glenn Stephens will lead this year's ceremony. The keynote speaker will be by Brig. Gen. Jerry J. Bradford. Honor guard units from the Gwinnett County Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Sheriff's Departments and the Lawrenceville Police Department will also take part in the event.

The Veterans Day Ceremony will be televised at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 on TVgwinnett, the county's local government access cable channel.

The Bradham family of Suwanee are the Ultimate Eagle Scouts

Atlanta, GA--  The Bradham family has the unique distinction of having a complete family of Eagle Scouts. There are 6 boys in the family which have all enthusiastically gone through the necessary steps to attain the elite honor of Eagle Scout.  According to the father, they were never pushed into service but fell into it.  Though, it is not hard to imagine why, due to the tradition of service that has been in their family for more than 80 years.

Both the father of 6, and their 84 year old grandfather are both accomplished Eagle Scouts as well, which means this Suwanee family has a record of service spanning more than 1 generation.  The youngest sons Spencer and Trevor, who are both sophomores at Gwinnett High, spent the last year contributing over 300 hours each to community service projects throughout Georgia.

The boys' scout leader is quoted as saying, "Ultimately it's about honesty, integrity and service.