GAB: Local extension agent gets award

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Timothy Daly recently received an achievement award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2012 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Charleston, S.C.

Daly was one of several honorees who represent the top one percent of the membership selected by their peers and the director of extension.

Daly, who is the Gwinnett County Extension Agent, received the award, which recognizes agricultural agents in the early years of their career for superior job performance and original programming.

Daly writes a weekly column in the Daily Post and has been an agent in Gwinnett County for six years. The award was presented to Daly at the annual NACAA meeting July 15.

Clothing give-away at Duluth church

DULUTH -- The Duluth Church of Christ, located at 3239 Hwy. 120 in Duluth, is inviting the public to an annual free clothing give-away from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The give-away will include men's, women's and children's clothing as well as toys, small appliances and furniture.

For more information, call 770 476-2159.

Christian academy opens in Lawrenceville

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The IGF Christian Academy has announced it will open for the first time on Monday for the 2012-13 school year.

According to a news release, the IGF Christian Academy is a "unique K-12 alternative for public, private and home schooled students."

The school is located at 1885 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

For more information, call 404 919-9212 or visit www.igf-k12.org.

Foundation asks for back-to-school supplies

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Kids In Need Foundation, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to providing free school supplies to economically disadvantaged school children and underfunded teachers, is teaming up with Walgreens to help lift the burden off of parents, students and teachers preparing for the new school year.

Now through Aug. 18, customers can donate new school supplies and classroom needs at any in-store collection bin as part of the Walgreens Back to School Supply Drive.

Needed items include paper, crayons, scissors, pencils, glue, markers, folders and erasers.

"Walgreens is committed to helping the communities we serve and this school supply drive is one more meaningful way we can help ease the stress on parents and teachers who may be struggling with making ends meet," said John Gremer, Walgreens director of community affairs. "With the help of our stores, employees and customers, we can all work together to help thousands of students have the tools they need to succeed in the classroom."

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