Suwanee fountain to close for repairs
SUWANEE - The Big Splash interactive fountain at Town Center Park will be closed beginning Monday.
The new fountain requires tweaking to repair a leak and improve water circulation. The city anticipates reopening the fountain Sept. 2.
Club to hold charity golf classic
BRASELTON - The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta will hold its third annual Paul Hewitt Golf Classic at Chateau Elan on Tuesday.
Proceeds, expected to top $135,000, will benefit club locations in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties.
Registration is at 10 a.m., and tee-off starts at noon. An awards ceremony and auctions will follow. Call Cathy Sleva at 770-825-8135.
Native American weekend planned
WINDER - Native American drums, flutes, songs, crafts and dances will be on display this weekend at Fort Yargo State Park.
Admission is $1 for everyone from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 6 to 12 years old and adults 60 and up from
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Kids 5 and younger are free.
Site gets upgrade to sound system
SUWANEE - Richardson Associates donated a new professional sound system to the site of the 1996 Lake Lanier Olympic Center.
After the Games, the sound system was stripped. Over the past decade, Richardson Associates has donated extra parts to create a basic system, which was upgraded in July to provide a permanent system.
Officers complete DUI training
FORSYTH - Local police officers completed a DUI detection and standardized field sobriety testing course.
Officer Jennifer Gardner of the Norcross Police Department and Officer Diontae C. Hicks of the Lawrenceville Police Department took the class.
Local man wins locating contest
LAWRENCEVILLE - Johan Rengifo of Lawrenceville took second place as a division winner in the underground water facility locating event at the fifth annual International Locate Rodeo.
Rengifo works for STS. The event was held on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta Aug. 5 and was hosted by the Utilities Protection Center of Georgia.
Rengifo was one of 96 locate technicians - people who locate and mark the path of underground utility facilities with paint or flags - who competed in the rodeo. Each technician competes in a division: water, power, gas or telecommunications. Once entered in a division, the technician competes in three events. The total scores from all three events determined the division winners.
Builders get award
WINDER - The Barrow County Builders Association recently received an award of excellence for Best Community Service Project from the Executive Officers Council of the National Association of Home Builders.
Awards were presented during the annual National Association of Home Builders 2006 EOC Seminar held at the Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Conn.
The group won for its work on a county homeless shelter.
Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.