• Allied Van Line’s Special Products Driver of the Year was awarded to Ron Peavey of Gainesville-based Adams Transfer & Storage Co., Inc. Peavey was honored for his dedication to quality and customer service and recognized as a role model for the entire network of Allied drivers. Founded in 1903, Adams Transfer and Storage is a world-wide moving and storage company offering local, business, interstate and international moving services along with special products delivery, professional packing and safe, short-term or long-term storage. 770-534-3608. wwwadamsallied.com.

• The Longstreet Clinic Departments of Pediatrics, Customer Service & Accounting and the Administrative Offices recently relocated to 725 Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville. These departments join other TLC departments in the new facility offering expanded treatment areas, on-site educational facilities, convenient parking and many new services for patients. www.longstreetclinic.com

• Lake Lanier Islands will host the national Tri-America Triathlon on August 17-18 and expects 1,800 athletes to take part in the event. Volunteers needed! Call 888-536-0005.

•An endowment fund, named in memory of local physician Dr. Hart Joiner, has been established by the Gainesville Rotary Club. Joiner was club president in 1952-53 and was a doctor at Riverside Military Academy for more than a half-century. He is remembered as one of the area’s last “house-call” doctors and contributed to the formation of the Georgia Rotary Student Program, an international study

program on which he served as a charter trustee in the late 1940s. Details, Butch Miller, 770-534-0086 or 770-532-9087. Chartered in 1923, the 200-member Gainesville Rotary Club is one of the oldest and largest Rotary clubs in Georgia.

• Johnny Eubanks was named director of building services for Lanier Village Estates, a senior resort in Gainesville. Located on 86 acres, the resort includes a clubhouse, 152 apartment homes and 23 carriage homes. The pre-marketing effort for the community’s phase two development has begun and will include 150 apartment homes and eight carriage houses.

www.acts-retirement.org. 770-297-8733.

• Gainesville optician Joe Reed as been named a member of the State Board of Dispensing Opticians. The board guarantees that standards of vision care are maintained in the state. He is also president of the Opticians Association of Georgia. Joe Reed Opticians, 770-536-2020.

• Lana Nix has been named president of SunTrust Bank Gainesville and succeeds Martha Simmons. Simmons has been named mortgage line business manager for SunTrust’s new Central Group, which includes the bank’s business in Georgia and Tennessee. A 23-year SunTrust veteran, Nix recently served as executive vice president and business manager for the retail banking line for SunTrust in Northeast Georgia. 770-535-9600. www.suntrust.com.

• Former Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lydia Jackson Sartain recently joined Gainesville law firm Stewart, Melvin and Frost as a partner. Sartain’s focus will be family law and general litigation. 770-536-0101.

• Mark your calendars now for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Business Expo & Job Fair 2003 on March 20, 2003 and the 95th Annual Meeting & Gala on May 15, 2003.

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