GAB: Brookwood grad is UGA's homecoming queen

Collette Toney

Collette Toney

ATHENS -- Collette Toney, a 2009 Brookwood High School graduate was crowned homecoming queen for the University Georgia over the weekend.

She and Homecoming King Darien LaBeach were recognized by President Michael Adams during the Nov. 3 homecoming game against Ole Miss.

Toney is a social studies education and history major from Snellville.

She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, she works at the UGA visitor center, is a greek ambassador, a member of the UGA Miracle Foundation and an orientation leader for incoming freshmen.

Toney said it was "so exciting and surreal ... being chosen as the homecoming queen. I feel very blessed and honored."North cheerleaders win region championshipSUWANEE -- The North Gwinnett High School competition cheerleading squad on Saturday won its first region championship since 2004.

Led by seniors Natalie Orzech and Parker Shaw, the squad won the title in Region 7-AAAAAA and advanced to state finals in Columbus.

The 20-girl team is coached by Colette Armstrong, Kathy Johnson and Miguel Sanchez. The Bulldogs won the Class AAA state title during the 1999-2000 school year.

Vaccination clinic scheduled for Saturday

SUWANEE -- The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is having a low-cost vaccination clinic and a garage sale Saturday.

All proceeds from the clinic go to help the Georgia SPCA assist homeless animals in the state.

The garage sale is scheduled for 8 to 11 a.m. The clinic is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Both will be held at 1175 Buford Highway, Suite 109, Suwanee.

Services at the clinic include canine and feline rabies shots, $10; canine and feline distemper/parvo shots, $10; canine bordetella shots, $10; canine heartworm test, $25; microchip, $25; combo test, $25; nail clipping, $10; deworming, $5; and flea treatment, $5.

The organization asks that all cats be in carriers and all dogs be on leashes.

Book signings planned

BUFORD -- Book signings for "Judas Deputy, a True Story," are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 and March 18.

Author Mackie Carson will be at Books for Less from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at 2815 Buford Drive No. 108a, Buford; Magnolias on the square in Lawrenceville, 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7; and Gwinnett County Historical Society Meeting, located in the upstairs portion of the Old Courthouse in Lawrenceville, 7:30 p.m. March 18.

For more information about the book, contact mcarson@numail.org, 770 253-6028 or 770 689-7653.

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