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Gwinnett Gab: Deadline approaching for EMC scholarships

Deadline approaching for EMC scholarships

LAWRENCEVILLE — There are two weeks left for students to apply for Jackson EMC's three scholarship opportunities.

Jackson EMC offers three scholarships, the A.T. Sharpton Restricted, the A.T. Sharpton Unrestricted and the Walter Harrison scholarships. A.T. Sharpton applicants may also apply for the Walter Harrison Scholarship as long as the requirements are met.

Judges will consider financial need, but academic average, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities and faculty recommendations are of equal importance. A committee will carefully review each application to select the most qualified candidates.

All scholarship recipients must be a customer of Jackson EMC (or the son or daughter of a customer) and must also be a resident of the home served by Jackson EMC. Other criteria for each of the three opportunities are available online. Multiple $1,000 scholarships will be awarded throughout Jackson EMC's service territory.

Students interested in applying for any or all of these scholarships should contact their area high school guidance counselors or complete the application online at www.jacksonemc.com/scholarships. The application deadline is Jan. 29.

Calendar sales to benefit police and firefighters

LAWRENCEVILLE — Discover Mills will welcome Gwinnett County police officers and firefighters this weekend for the sale of its 2010-11 Local Heroes Calendar.

All proceeds from the calendar sales will benefit the benevolent fund for both agencies, providing support for local department employees and their families in times of distress.

Calendars will be sold for $20 and can be purchased from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Discover Mills in front of Sketchers in Neighborhood 2.

Local tobacconist joins professional organization

LAWRENCEVILLE — Sammy Ismail, a professional tobacconist with S. Tobacco Shop in Lawrenceville, has qualified for membership in the International Premium Cigar Pipe Retailers Association.

With more than 2,000 members throughout the United States and 31 foreign countries, IPCPR is the leading nonprofit industry organization representing retailers,

manufacturers and distributors of hand-made cigars, pipes and accessories. Stores displaying the IPCPR logo are recognized as premier purveyors of premium tobacco products.

As a member of IPCPR, Ismail has access to IPCPR resources for market research, trade shows, products, services, scholarships and participation in community and legislative action programs.

S. Tobacco Shop is located at 1783 Taylor Oaks Drive.

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