The River Club gets recognition from Audubon

SUWANEE - The River Club's Greg Norman-designed golf course in Suwanee not only accentuates the natural beauty of the landscape - it also provides a habitat for native wildlife. Audubon International has certified The River Club's course as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary golf course. The recognition is bestowed on golf courses that take extra steps to enhance wildlife habitat.

To accommodate wildlife, The River Club's golf crew built bluebird houses and wood duck boxes and planted special flowerbeds for butterflies and aquatic plants to nourish wetland areas.

Crescent Resources, developer of The River Club, is committed to conservation.

"We understand that the natural environment enhances the quality of life for our community residents and the quality of the playing experience for golfers who enjoy our nationally recognized courses," said Ed Weinlein, senior vice president of Crescent Resources LLC.

New assistant district construction engineer named

GAINESVILLE - Department of Transportation District Engineer Russell McMurry recently announced the appointment of Randall Davis as assistant district construction engineer for District One. District One serves 21 counties in northeastern Georgia.

Davis began his career with the Georgia Department of Transportation in 1981 in the engineer training program.

In 1997, he transferred as area engineer to District One's area five as area engineer. Davis was responsible for all construction and maintenance activities on more than 312 miles of roadways throughout Gwinnett and Barrow counties.

His new position as assistant district construction engineer becomes effective Friday. He is now responsible for supervision of 300 construction projects with an estimated cost of $370 million annually.

Davis graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1981. He has also earned certification from the State Merit System and the University of Georgia as a public manager.

He is married to Roberta and is the father of two girls, Elizabeth and Ginny. He is a member of Trinity Christian Fellowship.

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.