Teachers can see movie for free

•LAWRENCEVILLE - Teachers can see "Freedom Writers" for free at any AMC theater until Feb. 1.

The offer is limited to one free pass per teacher and to those who teach kindergarten through 12th grade. Show a valid teacher ID, pay stub and photo ID to get into the movie.

City installs new monument signs

•SUGAR HILL - The city of Sugar Hill is rebranding its entrances.

Four city monument signs will be placed on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Ga. Highway 20, one of the city's efforts to let people know they are in Sugar Hill.

Kickoff planned for activity center study

•SNELLVILLE - The Park Place Activity Center Study for the Highway 78 Community Improvement District will kick off Monday.

The study area is a portion of Ga. Highway 78 extending from the DeKalb County line to Stone Drive.

A workshop held at The Embassy Building at 1925 Glenn Club Drive will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

The public kickoff will be the first of a series of public meetings. For more information, visit www.78CID.org.

Theatre to hold

open auditions

•WINDER - The Winder-Barrow Community Theatre will hold auditions for "Driving Miss Daisy."

The second show of the 2007 season requires one black man, one white man and one white woman. All of these cast members will be aged about 25 years with makeup during the show.

The auditions will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 4 and at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Barrow County Leisure Services Center on Second Street in Winder. No prepared material is required.

"Driving Miss Daisy" will be directed by Dick Mays. The show will be presented in May with rehearsals starting in February.

Tuskegee Airmen discussion planned

•LAWRENCEVILLE - LeRoy Roy Eley Sr., Tuskegee Class 46-D, will discuss some little-known facts on the history of the Tuskegee Army Flight Training Program, how it came into being and who taught the program at a Feb. 3 event.

He will also discuss some of the history of the group and what happened to some of the airmen after the war ended.

The Tuskegee Airmen were America's first black military airmen. Enlisted members were trained to be aircraft and engine mechanics, armament specialists, radio repairmen, parachute riggers, control tower operators, policemen, administrative clerks and possess all of the other skills necessary to fully function as an Army Air Corps flying squadron or ground support unit.

The airmen fought two wars: one against a military force overseas and the other against racism at home and abroad.

Eley was born in 1927 in New York City. He earned his Private Pilot license in 1946, followed by his Commercial, Flight Instructors (single and multi-engine) and Instrument Instructors rating. He also holds an Airline Transport Pilot license and is jet rated. Prior to retiring, Roy served as an FAA flight inspector in the Georgia Flight Standards District Office. He remains active as a charter member of the Negro Airmen International, Black Pilots of America and the Atlanta chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen.

The Feb. 3 program is free, open to the public and will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the EAA Sport Aviation Center at Gwinnett County's Briscoe Field A pancake breakfast and refreshments will be available beginning at

8 a.m., rain or shine. Ample aircraft and auto parking is available. For additional information, call Joel

Levine at 770-394-5466 or e-mail him at jlevine@bellsouth.net.

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