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Friday December 4th, 2020 6:40PM

SUNDAY EDITION: Around Northeast Georgia

By Ken Stanford Contributing Editor

*Applications are now being accepted for the Gwinnett County Police Department’s summer Youth Police Academy which will be held in June.  The Youth Police Academy is free and is for Gwinnett middle school and high school students. For additional information, contact Master Patrol Officer Michael Croyle at 678-226-7752 or youthpoliceacademy@gwinnettcounty.com.

*Gateway to Hope 2020, a fundraiser for Gainesville Gateway Domestic Violence Center, is scheduled March 27, 6:30 p.m., at Chattahoochee Country Club.

*Keep Forsyth County Beautiful’s countywide roadside cleanup, the Great FoCo Cleanup, is planned March 21. Participants should meet at the Central Park Recreation Center at 9:00 a.m.   Please pre-register to receive detailed information. Participants can register by visiting KeepForsythCountyBeautiful.org, emailing KFCB@forsythco.com or by calling (770) 205-4573

*The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission’s Career Coach will visit the Good Samaritan Food Bank in Gainesville on March 25 and March 27 from 9:00-11:00 each day and the Sharon Forks Library in Cumming March 25, 11:00-2:30, to help job-seekers in their search for work.

*The 3rd Annual block pARTy will be held in downtown Gainesville May 8, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., featuring works of art for sale for $100 (or less) to raise awareness and support for public art and working artists in the region.  Art submissions need to be delivered March 16–27 to The Norton Agency, 434 Green Street, NE, Gainesville. Visit vision2030blockparty.com for Call for Artists, Sponsorship Packages or to purchase tickets.

*Older Georgians are getting a break on renewing their driver’s licenses.  In an effort to assist one of Georgia’s high-risk groups during the health situation involving coronavirus, the state Department of Driver Services is providing a 120-day extension for driver’s license and identification card holders age 60 and older.

*All state Department of Natural Resources properties are open during normal operating hours despite the growing concern about the coronavirus. Included are state parks, lodges, historic sites, WMAs, PFAs, archery ranges, shooting ranges, education centers, golf courses, and battlefields, along with those not directly mentioned here that are under the management of DNR.

(EDITOR'S NOTE:  Some of these activities may be canceled, postponed, or otherwise affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.)

 

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