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Loganville chief appoints assistant; land annexed

LOGANVILLE - In a surprise announcement at Thursday's City Council meeting, Loganville Police Chief Mike McHugh appointed Maj. Dick Lowry assistant police chief.

"Major Lowry has been instrumental in moving our department in the right direction," said McHugh.

Mayor Ray Nunley added, "(Major Lowry) goes above and beyond to get things done."

Lowry served with the Walton County Sheriff's Department for 15 years before joining the Loganville Police Department three years ago.

Sgt. Mark Lusk of the Loganville PD has been selected to serve on the Drug Enforcement Agency's task force. Lusk will serve the agency locally and begin working with the DEA on Aug. 3.

Loganville annexes land

City officials voted to annex 3.55 acres from Gwinnett County into Loganville to expand Destination Park. The park is the city's latest addition to the growing parks system projects in Loganville.