Gwinnett Place CID board elected

DULUTH - Joe Piccolo, area general manager for the Mall of Georgia and Gwinnett Place Mall, was elected by property owners to the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District Board of Directors.

Piccolo has been with Simon Property Group for 12 years, and he previously managed Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza.

Additionally, incumbent Leo Weiner was re-elected to his board position. Weiner is a principal and partner with Glenwood Development Company LLC, which specializes in multitenant retail properties.

The CID's Board member election also included the appointment of officers for the coming year.

Mark Williams of Printing Trade Company will remain as chairman and Glenn Wisdom of the JC Penney at Gwinnett Place Mall will remain as secretary/treasurer.

Marcy Adams, manager of the Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place, was selected to serve as board vice chairman.

With Adams' appointment, the Gwinnett Place CID is the only CID in Gwinnett County with a female board officer.

Students support Special Olympics

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett Technical College's Sport and Recreation Management students will rally in support of Gwinnett Special Olympics, holding a tennis tournament to raise funds for the organization from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Rhodes Jordan Park in Lawrenceville.

The round robin tournament is open to players of all levels; the entry fee is $15. Direct contributions to Gwinnett Special Olympics are also accepted. A raffle is planned.

To enter, call Perry Hidalgo 678-226-6715 or e-mail him at

For more information about Gwinnett Tech's Sport and Recreation Management program or any other program, call 770-962-7580 or visit

Woman wins lottery

LILBURN - Lilburn salon owner Mirian Fuentes won $500,000 in the lottery.

Fuentes purchased the ticket at Shop 'N Go, 6083 S. Norcross-Tucker Road in Norcross. Fuentes, 42, said she discovered her win while in her car.

"I went crazy," she said. "I showed my son and daughter, and they screamed."

Fuentes and her husband, Marcos, have six children and two grandchildren. The couple plan to pay off their home mortgage.

Golfers raise money for youth clubs

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Walton EMC Golf Classic netted $9,000 for local Boys & Girls Clubs.

More than 100 golfers braved the cold weather April 14 at Lane Creek Golf Course to drive, chip and putt so the Boys & Girls Club can continue its mission.

The Monroe club serves 274 young people. Leaders want to get that figure to 600.

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