Art show to be held at courthouse

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Pinckneyville Park Community Center will sponsor an exhibition of paintings titled "Anita Stewart: 1984 - Present," by artist Anita Stewart.

The exhibition will be held at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville until Nov. 28. Exhibition hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

The exhibition will be a showcase of Stewart's award-winning paintings, many from art organizations in the Atlanta area. It will include paintings recently done in South Africa, inspired by 33,000-year-old cave paintings, guinea fowl, kootie birds and much more. The media used by Stewart vary, and include oil, acrylic plastic, galkyd and interference pigments.

Stewart has achieved awards nationally, internationally and locally, and her solo shows have graced the walls of various universities and colleges. She founded the Buford School of Art in 1998.

The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is located at 185 W. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. For more information call 770-417-2200 or visit

Local man wins driving competition

LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrenceville resident Dennis Day competed in the 70th Annual National Truck Driving Championships in Minneapolis and won first place in the Twins equipment class.

He beat out 49 other drivers in his eighth trip to the nationals. Day is a Con-way Freight driver with more than 2.6 million accident-free miles in 27 years.

He is a captain on the American Trucking Association's America's Road Team public safety and outreach campaign, and he has been a Con-way Freight driver sales representative since 1987.

To compete at the nationals, Day had to first win his equipment class at the Georgia Truck Driving Championship, held in May. At both the state and national championships, drivers compete in eight different equipment classes and are tested on their expertise in the driving skills they use daily.

As the national champion in his class, Day received a check for $1,000, a plaque and a gold belt buckle. In addition, Con-way Freight will celebrate Day's achievement by presenting him with a new pickup truck, as well as a customized commercial tractor with his name and championship title to use as his work vehicle.

Group going to Yellow Daisy Festival

NORCROSS - The Pinckneyville Park Community Center will travel to the Yellow Daisy Festival on Saturday.

The cost is $10, plus $8 festival admission. Registration is required, and children must be accompanied by an adult. The event starts at 10 a.m.

The Pinckneyville Park Community Center is located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross. Call 770-417-2200 for more information.

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