Auction to help pet adoption center

DULUTH - The Georgia Humane Society held its "Purrls & Tails Dinner & Auction."

The event raised funds for a new pet adoption center in Gwinnett County.

Special guests included Rich "Sully" Sullivan from Dave FM, former Georgia Tech quarterback John Dewberry (and his dog Georgia Girl), Kathleen Kennedy from CNN Headline News and Atlanta Falcons quarterback D.J. Shockley.

Open house held about new bridge

LILBURN - A public open house to discuss a bridge replacement over the Yellow River on Killian Hill Road will be held later this month.

The open house will focus on the plan to replace the existing bridge with a new bridge. It is planned for 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30.

The meetings will be held at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 1400 Killian Hill Road in Lilburn. Georgia Department of Transportation and Gwinnett County engineers will be available to discuss the proposed project and a map of the area will be on display. There will be no formal presentation.

After the meeting, online plans will also be available at www.dot.state.ga.us. On the home page, choose "Public Outreach" and select the project's county and choose go. A list of projects in that county will appear.

Anyone unable to attend the public information open house may send comments on the project to Harvey Keepler, Georgia DOT, 3993 Aviation Circle, Atlanta, GA 30336. All comments will be considered in the development of the final project design and must be received by Dec. 15.

Tourney raises money for charity

BUFORD - Toyota Mall of Georgia's Annual Golf Tournament raised $81,000 for Deliver the Dream, a not-for-profit organization serving Atlanta-area families facing serious illness or crisis.

More than 120 golfers hit the links at the world-renowned TPC Sugarloaf golf course in Duluth to help support the organization.

Proceeds from the fifth annual golf tournament will help fund DTD retreat weekends serving Atlanta-area families in need.

Participants are identified through a network of not-for-profit health care agencies and treatment centers, including Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Georgia and Grady Healthcare System.

The four-day, three-night retreats are offered for free through the generosity of donors. Since the program began in 2002, nearly 400 Atlanta family members have found hope and relief from illnesses including brain or spinal cord tumors, HIV and multiple sclerosis.

For more information on Deliver the Dream, call 1-888-687-3732 or see www.deliverthedream.org.

Company wins award for safety

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Georgia Transmission Corp. received a national Certificate of Excellence for exceeding safety standards while building and maintaining electric power lines and substations across the state.

The Rural Electric Safety Accreditation Program unites job safety training professionals and electric utility industry affiliates to establish safety accreditation guidelines for electric membership cooperatives. The accreditation process is an analysis of a cooperative's safety and loss control program, measuring overall effectiveness with the goal to preserve life and prevent injury.

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