Business holds food drive

LAWRENCEVILLE - American LubeFast's partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to help feed those in need is almost over.

The American LubeFast food drive began Nov. 25 and will run through Tuesday at all five of the Atlanta-area locations. Stores are located in Atlanta, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Cumming and Woodstock.

Anyone donating three nonperishable food items to the drive will receive $3 off any service at American LubeFast.

The foods collected from the drive will be delivered in time for Christmas.

American LubeFast is the largest independently owned and operated oil change and preventative maintenance company in America. American LubeFast operates 73 locations in Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama. American LubeFast is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

For more information, call 850-698-7800 or visit

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful offers $1,000 scholarship

LAWRENCEVILLE - A scholarship designed to provide assistance to a graduating senior who is focused on achieving environmental career goals through higher education is available through Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful.

The scholarship will provide a $1,000 one-year, nonrenewable scholarship to a graduating senior from an accredited Gwinnett County high school.

A second $1,000 scholarship, sponsored by the Georgia Soil & Water Conservation District, will also be awarded.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be a graduating senior of an accredited Gwinnett County institution and plan to be enrolled in a full-time accredited college or university in a field of study related to the environment. In evaluating each application, the scholarship committee will also consider environmental service participation in school and community activities.

Scholarship application forms can be found at Scholarship applications must be postmarked by March 31.

School system recognized

WINDER - The Georgia Council for Administrators of Special Education recognized the Barrow County school system as a state leader for outstanding efforts to improve the performance of students with disabilities.

Transition Coordinator Amy Rouark won the Transition Council award. The Transition Council is a collaboration of schools, businesses and state agencies that provides an avenue for student success following graduation.

Standard and Poor's School Evaluation Services recognized Statham Elementary School as being one that narrowed the achievement gap between poor and rich students.

Winder-Barrow High School principal Rob Johnson earned the 2006 Mario Pena award for his efforts to involve area colleges, like Lanier Technical Institute and Gainesville College, in The Century Program, which targets underserved students.

Preservation group takes nominations

LAWRENCEVILLE - The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting nominations for the 2007 National Preservation Awards.

Individuals who have been involved in an outstanding preservation project completed in the past three years or those who know of a corporation, nonprofit organization, public agency or individual who has helped save a part of America's local or national heritage are encouraged to submit a nomination.

The annual awards recognize success in preserving, rehabilitating, restoring or interpreting America's architectural and cultural heritage. Winners will be honored at the Twin Cities National Preservation Conference in St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 2-6.

Nominations must be postmarked by March 1.

This year, the nomination form and accompanying materials are only available online. To download the nomination form, visit


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