Chick-fil-A hosts car seat check

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Chick-fil-A restaurant located at 680 Duluth Highway will host a Touch-a-Truck event on Tuesday that combines family fun and child safety. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., children can explore emergency and military vehicles while parents have their child's car seat inspected by a certified technician.

The Gwinnett County Police Department will provide certified technicians to answer any questions about child safety and provide parents with guidelines for choosing the best safety restraint system for children. If possible, parents should bring their car and car seat manuals. Each guest will receive one free Icedream coupon for every car seat they get inspected.

The U.S. Army will also be on-site with a Humvee and giveaways, Gwinnett Technical College's Emergency Services department will be on hand with an ambulance, and police officers from the Gwinnett County Police Department will bring a police car. The Chick-fil-A Cows will also be available to meet children and pose for photographs.

Local wins truck driving competition

BUFORD - Con-way Freight driver Dennis Day took first place earlier this month in the 5-Axle Sleeper division at the 2009 Georgia Truck Driving Championships held in Lake Lanier Islands. He is based out of Con-way Freight's Norcross service center.

This was Day's 19th year taking part in the competition and his ninth time placing first. In 2004, he was named Georgia State Grand Champion, and he won first place in 2007 in the Twins division at the National Truck Driving Championships.

The Lawrenceville resident joined Con-way Freight in 1987 and has driven professionally for 28 years, achieving more than 2.5 million career miles.

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