Local man wins shooting award

GRAYSON - James Hinkle of Grayson won the senior champion title in the National Rifle Association Smallbore Prone National Championships on July 26 during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first National Matches held at Camp Perry, Ohio.

The National Smallbore Rifle NRA Prone Championship is a 6400-point aggregate of the Metallic Sight championship and the Any Sight Championship. The matches are fired with .22 caliber rifles at target ranges of 50 meters, 50 yards, and 100 yards.

Hooked on Phonics to come to Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE - To mark its 20th anniversary, Hooked on Phonics is kicking off a celebratory bus tour.

The bus will arrive at the Gwinnett County Fair from noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 15.

Parents and kids are invited to get on the bus for some reading fun, play and product sampling. Hooked on Phonics reading experts will be on hand to provide parents with helpful tips and answer reading questions.

The tour is designed to generate excitement about reading among kids and parents. Free CD-ROMs including a demo of the Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read program will be given out to parents.

See www.hookedonphonics.com for more information.

Lifeguards win award

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation won first place at the Georgia Recreation and Park Association's State Lifeguarding Competition on July 30 at Lake Oconee.

Participating lifeguards were Jeff Baron, Justine Boone, Chase Hall, Kyle Nackers, Phong Nyugen, Josh Scoggins, Caroline Ward and Laura Wight. The coach was GCPR Lifeguard Recruiter and Trainer Rachel Epstein and GCPR Aquatic Program Supervisors were Manda Groth and Teresa Pieper.

The competition included activities such as rescue relays, lifeguard tests, swim relays, capture the flag, rescue board relays, critical incidents and a triathlon.