IN BRIEF: Trucking company expands services in Gwinnett

Trucking company expands services in Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE — Tennessee-based Averitt Express, a leading freight transportation and supply chain management provider, is expanding its local operation.

The company, whose local service center is at 1156 Old Norcross Road in Lawrenceville, earlier this year began offering flatbed services to and from the Norcross area but is now expanding those services due to customer demand.

As a result of the expansion, Averitt is adding jobs, seeking professional drivers holding a Class A Commercial Drivers License for regional flatbed positions. To be eligible, qualified drivers must live within a 125-mile radius of Averitt’s Norcross facility.

For more information on Averitt’s services, call 800-283-7488 or visit www.averittexpress.com.

Business opens in Duluth buying and selling children’s items

DULUTH — Once Upon A Child of Duluth is now open at the Gwinnett Marketfair Shopping Center on Satellite Boulevard, where individuals can buy and sell name brand, gently used children’s clothing, furniture and toys.

“My store fills a distinct niche in the retail market,” said Susan Regnery, owner of the new Once Upon A Child in Duluth. “I’m part of a unique retail resale business that specializes in the infant to preteen market.”

Once Upon A Child does not require appointments for sellers and pays cash on the spot for the items purchased.

The opening in Duluth is part of the brand’s expansion plan, which calls for 10 additional locations throughout Georgia. Once Upon A Child’s parent company, Winmark Corporation, which also franchises Play It Again Sports, Plato’s Closet and Music Go Round, has put into motion a growth program to elevate its franchise presence in the Georgia market with more than 25 additional locations in the coming years across all brands.

For more information and store hours, call 678-473-0212 or visit www.onceuponachildduluth.com.

Woman on death row released after 36 years

MACON — A woman who was at one time the only female on Georgia’s death row has been paroled after serving 36 years in prison for killing her ex-husband and his new wife.

State Board of Pardons and Paroles spokesman Steven Hayes says Rebecca Machetti was released Wednesday with $25, bus fare and clothing. Machetti, 71, was initially sentenced to death for the 1974 slayings but her sentence was changed to two life terms in prison in 1983.

Prosecutors said the case was prompted by a bid to collect insurance benefits. The parole board considered Machetti’s release 11 times before granting her parole in June 2009. Machetti will be subject to electronic monitoring and must report to a parole officer monthly. She is not allowed to have contact with her victims’ family members.

— From staff, wire reports