Car to be raffled at North football game

LAWRENCEVILLE - North Gwinnett football fans could go home with a new car after this week's game.

A Kia from Mall of Georgia Kia will be given to a raffle winner at halftime.

Proceeds from the tickets, which are at more than $60,000 so far, will help clubs and sports at the school.

Grant given for

transitional housing

NORCROSS - A grant from the Jackson EMC Foundation will provide case-management services for transitional housing.

Rainbow Village in Norcross is an area of 12 homes where those without a home can find shelter, help getting their lives together and a shot at a home of their own. Jackson EMC is giving $15,000 to Rainbow Village.

In 2005, more than 25,000 people were recorded as homeless in Gwinnett County due to evictions and foreclosures. Begun as an outreach ministry of Christ Episcopal Church in 1991, Rainbow Village has offered homeless families a place to stay together in transitional housing while they rebuild their lives.

The foundation grant will fund case-management services that include an after-school program, life-skills training and counseling for family members. Funds will also be used for maintenance and supplies for the four single-family homes and eight-unit apartment complex.

To date, the members' Foundation has distributed $810,600 in assistance to 76 charitable organizations and 20 individuals in need.

Pearl Harbor

program held

LAWRENCEVILLE - Alan Armstrong will present a program based on his new book, "Preemptive Strike."

Armstrong, a trial lawyer in Atlanta, represents clients in connection with aviation-related matters. He also represents airmen, aircraft operators, FAA certified repair stations and other clients in aviation related matters.

He will present a rare view of how President Franklin D. Roosevelt, his cabinet and staff, together with Capt. Claire Lee Chennault and representatives of the Chinese Nationalist Government worked secretly on a plan to bomb Japan before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

The meeting and program will be held in the EAA Sport Aviation Building located at Gwinnett County Airport in Lawrenceville at 8 p.m. Friday and is open to all. For more information, contact John Reitz at 770-476-2920 or

Local NAACP chapter recognized

LAWRENCEVILLE - Edward Dubose, president of the NAACP Georgia State Conference, announced the selection of the NAACP Gwinnett as Branch of the Quarter for the third quarter 2006.

The award was presented Oct. 21 at the Georgia State Conference annual meeting in Jekyll Island Georgia.

Woman appointed to American Cancer Society board

LAWRENCEVILLE - Ann Richardson, vice president of Richardson Housing Group, has been appointed to the 2006-07 board of directors for the Gwinnett unit of the American Cancer Society.

Richardson has been a supporter and fundraiser for the regional chapter of the American Cancer Society for years, but this is her first formal two-year appointment to the Board of Directors.

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization with more than 3,400 local offices across the United States. Its mission is to eliminate cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

In addition to her role with the American Cancer Society, Richardson is active in a wide variety of other civic and community causes, as well. She is an alumnus of both Leadership Gwinnett and Senior Leadership Gwinnett, and has served on the advisory board of Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful.

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