Church helps Sri Lanka

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Sri Lankan leader is visiting Atlanta to learn how to rescue and empower victims of human sex trafficking and domestic violence.

Sharlini Rodrigo's Community Hope Trust partnered with Lawrenceville's Crossroads Community Church following the 2004 tsunami in Asia.

Rodrigo will be here Feb. 18-26 to receive training from Metro Atlanta Recovery Residence and the Partnership Against Domestic Violence. She will be hosted by Crossroads Community Church, which has committed $500,000 to projects in Sri Lanka that will rebuild homes, businesses, and communities.

Duluth wants to recognizes runners

DULUTH - The city of Duluth would like to recognize and honor individuals who represented the state of Georgia in the Special Operations Forces Run last November.

Those individuals are asked to attend the City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at City Hall, 3578 W. Lawrenceville St. in Duluth.

For more information, call 770-476-3434 or R.S.V.P. to

Town to design new flag, seal

BRASELTON - Artists, pick up those pencils. The town of Braselton is holding a contest to design a new flag and seal.

The existing flag, which features a sole column, needs upgrading and improving, Councilman Phil Spivey said. He hopes to solicit concepts and designs from a wide range of Braselton residents.

Entry forms are available at Town Hall or at The Town will use the essential elements of the winning entry and contract with a design professional for the final version.

Spivey said the judging will be based on originality, sense of history, creativity and the general depiction of life in Braselton.

Man receives DOT promotion

DACULA - Dacula resident Harold Mull was named a Georgia Department of Transportation area engineer.

Mull will serve Area Five of District One, which serves Gwinnett and Barrow Counties.

Mull has worked with DOT since 1998. In 2000, he became the assistant area engineer for construction for Gwinnett and Barrow counties. Mull is responsible for all construction including managing the $40 million reconstruction of Interstate 85 and Boggs Road Interchange.

As area engineer, Mull supervises 40 employees. He is responsible for all construction projects and overall maintenance on more than 300 centerline miles of state routes and interstates in Gwinnett and Barrow counties.

He received the 1999 James F. Condron Award for Leadership in Construction Project Management from the Federal Highway Administration.

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