Sunday, December 16, 2012
It's been quite a year in Snellville. We hope these stories will lift your spirits and remind you of all the good that has happened in town in 2012.
While it has been a difficult year for our nation, particularly over the past few weeks -- the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and the horrific school shooting on Friday -- there have been a few stories in Snellville that have exemplified courage under fire and the determination of the human spirit. 1. The Schulz Duo Doing Good The Schulz' helped found a great thing in Snellville. Joy Woodson's story on this couple, Kurt and Gretchen Schulz, featured two people who inspired the Snellville Farmers Market and founded the Snellville Community Garden, all while remaining humble and attempting to stay out of the spotlight. 2. Wednesday's Woman: Emily Good Emily Good was featured a number of times in Snellville Patch for her work in …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
South Gwinnett defeated Brookwood 42-38.
In a scene that could have been straight out of a movie, former Brookwood Bronco football player Sgt. Justin Lansford returned home to Snellville Friday evening and was given the keys to the city during the "Battle of Snellville." Sgt. Lansford, who graduated from Brookwood in '07, was serving in Afghanistan when his vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). His injuries resulted in one of his legs being amputated, along with a punctured lung and broken ribs. Up until Friday, he was recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC. He was transported via the Veterans Airlift Command to Gwinnett, where he was given a hero's welcome as residents lined the streets to honor him. During halftime, Sgt. Lansford was …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
As part of his busy weekend in Gwinnett, Lansford will be honored during the Gwinnett Gladiators game on Saturday evening.
The Gwinnett Gladiators, in conjunction with members of the official team Booster Club, will honor US Army Sgt. Justin M. Lansford at this Saturday night's game vs. Elmira (7:05pm start) as part of the "Hometown Heroes" program, sponsored by Mister Sparky and News/Talk WSB, according to a recent news release. Assigned to the 82nd Airborne, Lansford was deployed to Iraq in April of 2010 and Eastern Afghanistan in February of 2012. In April, the Snellville native was injured in an IED attack that required amputation of his left leg above the knee. He is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. The brief "Hometown Heroes" recognition ceremony is conducted at the start of the 1st…
Twelve games are scheduled this weekend.
During this week's game between Brookwood and South Gwinnett High, dubbed the Battle of Snellville, former Brookwood student Justin Lansford will be honored at half-time. Lansford was injured when his vehicle was struck by an IED in Afghanistan, resulting in numerous injuries, including an amputated leg. He will also be at Buffalo Wild Wings on Saturday between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. In other football news: Archer hosts Grayson tonight as WSB-TV's Thursday Football Game of the Week (Digital Channel 2.2, Comcast Channel 248, Charter Channel 126). Gwinnett Football Games Weekend of Nov. 2 Idle: Norcross, Shiloh See also: Football Scoreboard, Oct. 26 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 19 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 12 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 5 …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Family and friends have been getting news out about beloved soldier and Brookwood graduate, Justin Lansford, who recently was injured in a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
A Facebook page has been created to support Justin Lansford, as he fights to recovery from injuries sustained during a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on April 23. The page is entitled "Get well Justin Lansford," and after being created Thursday, more than 600 people have liked the page. On the page are updates and well-wishes for Lansford, who graduated from Brookwood High in 2007, and whose parents still live in the Snellville area. Lansford has received several surgeries, including an amputation, in a hospital in Germany to help repair injuries. He was expected to arrive to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the United States today. However, according to the Facebook page and media accounts, he developed a life-threatening …
Respiratory distress forced Justin Lansford back into surgery at a Germany hospital. His parents are planning to fly there to be with him.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Justin Lansford is expected to arrive at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Justin Lansford, a Brookwood graduate, is recovering after a Thursday surgery to repair injuries suffered during a road-side bomb in Afghanistan. According to a report by the Gwinnett Daily Post, Lansford is set to arrive at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centeron Friday, following abdominal surgeries and a procedure to amputate his left leg below the knee. Lansford, who played football for the Brookwood Broncos, was injured while on a mission to assist a unit with an inoperable vehicle.