Eight officers in the Decatur Police Department have been promoted recently, three from sergeant to lieutenant, Jennifer Ross, Eric Jackson and Billy Woodruff; five from police officer or police investigator to sergeant, Dan Bellis, John Bender, Amy Hall, Phillip Nembheard and Kim Parks.
Van Barnard, a junior at Johns Creek High School, has been honored by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards as one of Georgia’s top two youth volunteers of 2015.
Jared Sawyer of Druid Hills High School in Atlanta, and Kelsie Nolan, Gilmer High School in Ellijay, have won $1,000 Young Entrepreneur Scholarships.
Joshua Seides, a junior at Alpharetta High School, has been named a distinguished finalist for Georgia in the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Holy Innocents’ level two Spanish students have placed in the top six percent in Georgia on the National Spanish Exams. They are Andrea Smith, Bryn Foster, Meredith Weiss, Aidan Collins, Elizabeth Serafen, Logan Dorrill, Emma King, Mary Beth Pittman, Annabel Ward, Sarah Kallis and Jules Erving.
Belinda Morris has been selected as communication officer of the year in conjunction with 911 National Communications week. She has been employed with the City of Smyrna Police Department for 16 years and was recently promoted to communications supervisor.
Forsyth County District 4 Commissioner and Vice Chairman Cindy Jones Mills was recently named as the 2015-2016 Chairman of the General County Government Policy Committee for ACCG, Georgia’s county association.
Philip G. Skinner, a partner in the real estate practice of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, has been named chairman of the International Bar Association’s 2015 Real Estate Conference.
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