In Case You Missed It: A Look Back at the Week of News in Lilburn

New community theater, soccer success, Sunday alcohol sales among the top stories of the week.

A look back at stories that had Lilburn talking last week:

Monday, April 18

- Lilburn Patch featured State Rep. B.J. Pak of Lilburn, not as a politician, but as an occasional actor in productions by the Atlanta Bar Foundation, the Atlanta Bar Association's fundraising arm. .

-McDonald's, which has two restaurants in Lilburn ( and ), announced this week that it was adding 1,000 jobs in metro Atlanta. .

-Check out the in Lilburn.

Tuesday, April 19

-Area residents took part in the third annual Holy Week Pilgrimage in Lilburn to raise awareness of Holy Week and immigration issues. .

-Berkmar's soccer team fell 1-0 to Dacula on Senior Night in a battle between two of the region's top teams. The loss temporarily put the Patriots into third place. .

-Meanwhile, ; the boys losing and girls winning.

-The county board of commissioners cut an additional $1.5 million in expenditures, mostly from Fire and Police services. .

Wednesday, April 20

-The disappointment of Tuesday's loss to Dacula was short-lived for the Berkmar boys soccer team, which won the Region 8-AAAAA championship when Dacula was upset by Central Gwinnett. .

-Moms Talk discussed Easter family traditions. .

-Local soccer players were honored on the all-Region 8-AAAAA boys team: was goalkeeper of the year, and with Tracy Crouch as coach of the year and Jose Salmeron as midfielder of the year.

Thursday, April 21

-The City of Lilburn will discuss putting up for a local vote, but no decisions have been made yet.

-, to be located in the old Textile Warehouse location on Lawrenceville Highway. The non-profit Melanie Thornton Youth Arts Foundation is spear-heading the effort.

Friday, April 22

-Lilburn announced it was designated as a , the fourth time the city has earned the distinction from the Arbor Day Foundation.

-Early spring storms have put Lilburn residents on guard and location tree-removal companies into action. .


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