Thursday, February 21, 2013
Two months after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., concerned citizens rallied in Gwinnett County to ask U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall to support gun safety laws.
A group of concerned citizens stood with signs outside the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville Thursday to call for support of reasonable gun safety laws. It's been more than two months since the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Twenty-six people, mostly young children, lost their lives when a gunman opened fire in the school on Dec. 14. MoveOn.org sponsored the event urging U.S. Representative Rob Woodall—who’s office is housed in GJAC—to take action on gun safety. “We ask Representative Woodall to listen to his constituents and stand up for common sense reforms that will reduce gun violence,” said Kathleen Allen in a release. Allen is a mother in Norcross, a gun owner and MoveOn.…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Here's a list of the charities chosen by the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Newtown began saying goodbye Monday to the victims of the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a long and sad process of obituaries, wakes and funerals expected to last throughout the week. As we read these final farewells, we are moved to help in some way. Below is a list of the charitable contributions identified by some of the victims' families. Charlotte Bacon: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Newtown, CT 06470. Daniel Barden: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Daniel's name to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470, or checks may be dropped off at any Newtown Savings Bank branch location. To donate online, go to https://newtown.…
The city of Lilburn will join a special commemoration on Dec. 21 for the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The city of Lilburn is joining other efforts around the state to honor on Friday the 26 lives lost in the recent Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. "This tragedy has affected us all, as the greatest fear of any parent is losing a child," said Lilburn City Manager Bill Johnsa. Like other municipalities, Lilburn officials are asking that on Dec. 21 churches ring their bells 26 times in remembrance of the 26 people -- 20 children and six adults -- who were victims of the second deadliest school shooting in America's history. "As a parent, my heart goes out to these families," Johnsa added. "As a city, this unified act by our churches is a clear way to express our sympathy and support to Newtown." The commemoration is to take place at 9:…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Patch is in Newtown, Conn., and we are providing comprehensive coverage of the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Patch is committed to providing comprehensive coverage on the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Newtown Patch, located in the city of the shooting massacre, is updating its news coverage continuously. Read stories of the victims, which included 20 children all between the ages of five and seven; updates from local Connecticut law enforcement; ways that the public can help, and more. Click here for Newtown Patch's coverage. See related stories on Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch, as well: