Science author to hold workshops at Heritage Center
LAWRENCEVILLE - A science author will be at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center Friday and Saturday.
Anthony D. Fredericks has written books such as "Under One Rock," "In One Tidepool" and "Around One Cactus."
He will hold a two-hour educator workshop at 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and a hands-on workshop for students in grades three to five from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Participants will get a copy of Fredericks' latest book, "On One Flower."
The books are geared for children ages four through 10. Fredericks is a former classroom teacher who has lived in a number of habitats and written more than 20 books.
Library to show King documentary
LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett County Public Library is showing "Citizen King," a two-hour documentary that explores the last five years of the life of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Personal recollections and eyewitness accounts of friends, civil rights movement associates, journalists, law enforcement officers, and historians illuminate this story.
Screenings will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the Collins Hill Branch, 7 p.m. Friday at the Duluth Branch, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Five Forks branch and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Suwanee branch.
Local company wins Emmy award
DULUTH - A local company specializing in on-demand technology was awarded its second technical Emmy by the National Television Academy at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Concurrent Computer Corp. was honored with an Advanced Media Technology Emmy for its contribution to Time Warner Cable's Start Over service, a new, subscription-based on-demand program that allows viewers to stop, rewind and start over any TV show in progress.
The 58th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards were held in Las Vegas.
Start Over was launched in Time Warner's Columbia, S.C., system in October 2005 and allows Time Warner digital subscribers to jump to the beginning of any show they turn to, in progress, from 60 networks.
In 2004, Concurrent was awarded an Advanced Media Emmy for the development, production and commercialization of video server technology.
Transportation director honored
WINDER - Lannie House, transportation director for Barrow County Schools, was honored recently in a school board meeting.
Rob Johnson, principal of Winder-Barrow High School, nominated House for recognition for having gone above and beyond the call of duty while the school undergoes renovations.
"We don't have a gym right now, so all of our sports games, except football, are away," Johnson said. "She has supplied shuttle buses, found the safest manner of transport for our children and has never complained. It's a thankless job, and she does it with a positive attitude."
House has served as transportation director for nine years. She started out as a school bus driver.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County hired a record 133 police officers in 2006, more than the number of officers in the two largest city police departments combined.
The cities of Duluth and Lawrenceville have a combined total of 120 officers. The county department also filled 60 civilian positions last year.
The county also hired a large number of new sheriff's deputies last year to staff an expansion of the Pre-Trial Detention Center and 64 new firefighter recruits completed training last year and are now helping staff a new fire station in Sugar Hill and expanded stations that opened last year on Five Forks Trickum Road and in Snellville.
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