Students win Kiwanis scholarship

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrenceville Kiwanis recently presented scholarships to three outstanding Gwinnett County Public Schools students.

The recipients of the Hubert E. Tucker Sr. Memorial Scholarship were Hanan Ahmed of Berkmar High School and Anam Tqbal and Tasmai Patel, both of Central Gwinnett High School. The scholarships were presented by the award namesake's son, Hubert Tucker Jr., and Bennie E. Harris III, president of the Lawrenceville Kiwanis.

The students were honored for their academic achievement and their involvement and dedication to the Berkmar and Central Gwinnett Key Clubs. Each student received $1,000.

Barrow Habitat awarded $15K to build home

WINDER - The Jackson EMC Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to the Barrow County Habitat for Humanity to help construct its 11th house. Funds will be used to purchase plumbing, electrical wiring, HVAC equipment and concrete work.

"We're constructing the house for a single mother of two young boys," said Sally Brown, the affiliate's Treasurer. "Our plan is to tear down a dilapidated building that is currently on the lot, and our building schedule should have the family in their new house by fall, just in time for the new school year."

Habitat homeowners are required to contribute "sweat equity" to their home and assume an interest-free mortgage when construction is completed, money which is then used to build the next house.

Grants are made possible by Jackson EMC members' contributions to the Operation Round Up program, which rounds up electric bills of participating members to the next dollar amount and uses the spare change to do charitable work. Any individual or charitable organization in the 10 counties served by Jackson EMC - Clarke, Banks, Barrow, Franklin, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison and Oglethorpe - may apply for Foundation funding by completing a grant application, available online at or at local Jackson EMC offices. Applicants do not need to be a member of Jackson EMC.

Chiropractic Clinic offers exams for canned food

LAWRENCEVILLE - Wilber Chiropractic Clinic is offering new patients consultations, examinations and X-rays from noon to 6 p.m. June 25 in exchange for 10 cans of food.

The food will be donated to the Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry. The exams normally cost $240.

Appointments will be required for the exams. To make an appointment, call the office at 770-277-1650 and mention this Patient Appreciation Day event.

The office is located at 1715 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville.

Registration open for Lilburn Youth Academy

LILBURN - The city of Lilburn is looking for teenagers aged 13 to 18 to participate in the second Lilburn Youth Public Service Academy.

The free program, which will be held July 21, 23 and 24, is available on a first come, first served basis. There is space for 15 participants in the program.

The Academy provides an opportunity for participants to learn more about their local government and community. Activities will include touring City Hall, participating in a service project, brainstorming how they would govern the city and meeting local entrepreneurs.

Registration forms and additional information are available online at

Piedmont alums invited to G-Braves game

LAWRENCEVILLE - Piedmont College alumni from Gwinnett County are invited to attend a Gwinnett Braves game at 7 p.m. June 27 in Lawrenceville.

Alumni can order tickets through Piedmont for $12 per person. To order tickets or for more information, e-mail Brandy Aycock at baycock@, call 706-778-8500 ext. 1700 or visit www.piedmont.