GAB: Buford-area leaders pitch in for MDA

BUFORD -- More than 80 business and civic leaders from throughout the Buford area will be "jailbirds" and "locked up" this week in order to assist the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Adam's Restaurant at 15 East Main St., Buford.

About 180 people in Gwinnett County and more than a million nationwide live with progressive muscle diseases. "Lock ups" help MDA fund research projects worldwide.

For more information, e-mail dtrumble@mdausa.org.

Local woman to co-chair federal committee

BUFORD -- Theragenics Corporation, a medical device company serving surgical products and prostate cancer treatment markets, has announced M. Christine Jacobs was appointed to co-chair the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's advisory committee on small and emergence companies.

Jacobs will co-chair the committee with Stephen M. Graham, partner at Fenwick and West LLP in Seattle. There are also 17 other committee members as well as two observer members.

Stated Jacobs: "It is an honor to receive this tremendous opportunity to represent the interests of small and emerging companies."

For more information, visit www.theragenics.com.

Celebrating 125 years of driving

DULUTH -- Atlanta Classic Cars is hosting a 125-year celebration of the invention of the automobile Saturday at the 1705 Boggs Road location.

The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., includes a car show, art unveiling, entertainment and prizes, food and refreshments.

Car shows will include muscle cars, vintage vehicles, motorcycles and exotic vehicles.

For more information, visit www.atlantaclassiccars.com.

Northwood Country Club takes part in fifth annual charity event

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Northwood Country Club, a member of the Club Corp family of clubs, plans to participate in the 2011 Club Corp Charity Classic on Friday.

The event, which is open to the public, will benefit Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services, "FRIENDS," MDA, Augie's Quest and Club Corp's EPCF.

The charity classic last year raised $1.5 million nationwide for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Augie's Quest and other charities.

Said Northwood Country Club General Manager Reggie Kratzer: "We are trhilled to be able to open our club to the community during this exciting event."

For more information, visit www.clubcorps.com.

Jackson EMC issuing $4.75 million in refunds

At the 72nd Jackson Electric Membership Corporation Annual Meeting on Sept. 22, the board of directors announced that in December 2011 the cooperative will mail $4.75 million in refunds to more than 188,500 members.

Chairman Otis Jones said those who received service in 1988 and 2010 will receive refunds "because we are a not-for-profit cooperative. The board of directors is able to return a portion of the revenue left over after all the bills are paid, funds which we refer to as 'margins' to our members at the end of each year."

Since its founding, Jackson EMC has returned $85 million in margin refunds to its owners/members.

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