Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Also, the Gwinnett Braves have a fund-raiser planned for Jimenez.
The Gwinnett Public Schools' resource officer who was injured in a traffic accident in February is now recovering at home. And a large fund-raiser is being planned in his behalf. According to a recent Facebook post, officer Rolando Jimenez was released from hospitalization in early April. The post read in part: Officer Jimenez has been home for 9 days now and the time has really flown by. We are having fun doing things as a family. He missed the everyday craziness of being home. We've gone out several times to restaurants and some stores. Officer Jimenez has done well navigating out in the community with his walker and wheelchair. He's also enjoyed having some visitors at home. Jimenez was injured in February when he was hit by a vehicle …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Jiminez is in serious condition after Wednesday's incident at Lanier High.
A Buford woman is facing charges after an accident Wednesday (February 13) at Lanier High in Sugar Hill that left a Gwinnett Schools' resource officer in serious condition. Gwinnett Police said Wednesday afternoon that Sydney Smigiel, 22, of Buford is facing "at minimum" charges for failing to obey traffic directions. Her vehicle struck and injured GCPS resource officer Ronaldo Jiminez about 6:45 a.m. outside the school. Jiminez was directing traffic. The accident also involved another vehicle. A police news release said Smigiel was traveling southbound in a white 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Buford Highway and intended to continue southbound. Jimenez was directing traffic at Lanier High and signaled for the southbound traffic to stop. …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Todd and Seden Harrison use high tech logistics to service local schools with their vending-management company.
We don't typically think of operating vending machines as a high tech business. But Todd and Seden Harrison, owners of The Smart Source Vending Company, have found that electronic monitoring devices attached to vending machines allow them to focus on better customer service and operating efficiency. It has becoming a winning combination for the entrepreneurs as they grow a client list that already includes Collins Hill (Suwanee) and Lanier (Sugar Hill) high schools. The Harrisons use remote monitoring on vending machines to gather intra-day data on sales and inventory. Each machine reports data to a central database, which allows the Harrisons to view and interpret the information via an Internet application. This helps them to know …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Daylong event provides varied entertainment around the city.
Monday, November 7, 2011
The chilly weather Saturday night meant no encore, but there still was plenty of warmth for Andy Velo at Town Center Park in Suwanee. Family members got hugs and pictures with Velo, the country music rising star who came home for the headline event at Parker's Parks Party. He took the stage about 8 p.m. and played about an hour, shorter than intended because the fans who did turn out still were affected by the cold. Also, the event was competing with the LSU-Alabama college football telecast. "And how 'bout them Bulldogs right up the road?" Velo, 24, said in reference to North Gwinnett High, his alma mater, and its region-clinching football victory the night before. Velo's set included his newest single, "Southern Thing," as well as some …