Child support payment days scheduled

LAWRENCEVILLE - More than 1,800 parents who are at least 10 months behind in their court-ordered child support payments have been invited to the Lawrenceville office of the Georgia Department of Human Resources Office of Child Support Services Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to make a payment to avoid having legal action taken against them.

The parents must meet with OCSS staff, pay a minimum amount and work out payment schedules to eliminate their arrears. Parents who wish to pay but are unemployed or don't earn enough will be referred to the Fatherhood Program, which provides low-income parents who owe child support with training at state technical colleges and counseling so they can increase their earning power.

For those who don't take advantage of this opportunity, the department will take stronger action such as suspending their driver's license or requiring them to appear in court for a contempt hearing.

For information, call Barbara Joye at 404-657-1385 or e-mail

For information on applying to the Fatherhood Program and other OCSS services or to find contact information for an OCSS office, call 404-463-8800 or visit

Duluth man wins lottery

LAWRENCEVILLE - Duluth newlyweds won $150,000.

Sylvester Aleong, who married his wife, Chevonne, in February, won the top prize in the Giant Jumbo Bucks instant game.

The 32-year-old decided to purchase the ticket when he stopped to buy gas. Aleong, a telecommunications field technician, plans to use his winnings to pay off his student loans and other bills.

Rainforest Chevron, at 2520 Old Norcross Road in Lawrenceville, sold the winning ticket.

Farmer's market opens

SUWANEE - The first Suwanee-Duluth Farmer's Market of the season opens in Suwanee on Saturday.

The market, which offers just-picked fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs and more, will be open from 8 a.m. to noon every other Saturday through September at Town Center Park. The market will be in downtown Duluth on alternating weekends.

Group holds AIDS awareness day

DORAVILLE - Friday is the second annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This observance day intends to raise awareness about the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS.

Project RICE (Reduce Infection through Comprehensive Education) is an HIV/AIDS prevention and education program targeting immigrant and refugee communities in Georgia.

The group will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Center for Pan Asian Community Services at 3760 Park Avenue in Doraville. RSVP to 770-936-0969, ext. 25, or by Wednesday.

Drama camp available

WINDER - Two weeks of drama camp are available for children ages 6 to 12.

Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 26 to 30 and July 10 to 14. Campers will work on a play that will be presented for parents on the last day of camp.

To register, call 770-307-3024.

Library to close May 29

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett County Public Library will be closed May 29.

All branches will be open May 28. Book drops will be open at all branches. For renewal information, call 770-822-5351 or visit

Branches will reopen at 9 a.m.

May 30.

Girl Scouts hold reunion

LILBURN - The Lilburn Girl Scout Day Camp is inviting every camper and staff member in the camp's quarter century of history to attend a reunion event from 5 to 7 p.m. June 8 at the Lilburn City Park Pavilion.

Those interested can call Deanna Simmons at 770-736-6321 or e-mail with the phrase "Day Camp Reunion" in the subject line.

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