Thursday, September 8, 2011
Lawrenceville resident Narges Ibrahim helps bring change to her native land.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Joy Marcelle
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Narges Ibrahim is back behind the counter, smiling and greeting customers at her shop, Egyptian Corner at Discover Mills Mall. She spoke to Lawrenceville Patch in February when she was set to close up shop and head to her native Egypt. In May, she left the business in the hands of a partner and returned to her homeland to help rebuild, following the recent revolution which forced President Hosni Mubarak out of office. After about a month, she realized post-revolution Egypt is still a long way from recovery, and decided to return to the United States. "I thought I'd give it a try and see, but I found that it's not the right time," she said. While Ibrahim believes the country is better off without Mubarak, she says change will take time. "…
Friday, February 25, 2011
Lawrenceville resident Narges Ibrahim hopes to help bring change to her native land.
For the past four years, Narges Ibrahim has sold goods from her native Egypt to shoppers at Discover Mills Mall. Now Ibrahim is closing up her shop, Egyptian Corner, and returning to her homeland. “I want to go back to Egypt. My homeland and my country.” She says she wishes to return to help rebuild the nation she loves following the recent revolution, which forced President Hosni Mubarak out of office. The store owner says she saw signs that change was coming during her many visits to Egypt over the years. “I did see a lot of what happened on January 25th. I saw that in the people, but it was not that unusual. I saw that everybody was blowing up, burning, was like, you know, in the streets and everywhere. And I was waiting for that day. …
A look at gas prices around town.
Gas prices in Lawrenceville went up sharply since last week. Some experts say this increase is due in part to the protests and overthrowing of leaders in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia.Here's a look at the highest and lowest prices for regular unleaded in Lawrenceville according to Georgia Gas Prices. Lowest: $3.15 - 27 locations $3.17 - Chevron, 1850 Lawrenceville Hwy & Patterson Rd SW $3.19 - Shell, 1205 Five Forks Trickum Rd & Johnson Rd $3.19 - Citgo, 1184 Lawrenceville Hwy & Johnson Rd Highest: $3.32 - Shell, 850 GA-124 N & Sugarloaf Pkwy $3.30 - Citgo, 2346 Lawrenceville Hwy & Oakland Rd SW $3.25 - 3 locations
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The congressman talks to members of the Lawrenceville Rotary Club about issues in the nation's capital.
Members of the Lawrenceville Rotary Club gathered for a luncheon Monday afternoon to hear guest speaker U.S. Representative Rob Woodall. The freshman Congressman addressed a variety of issues from the move to repeal the health care bill to the debt ceiling. "I didn't think we were going to vote on health care. All the freshmen (congress members) campaigned on it. They all promised they would. I thought the Republican leadership was going to lose it's nerve and say this is a bad public relations item," Woodall told the group. The Congressman lauded Gwinnett County Public Schools for being awarded the Broad Prize for 2010. "In the entire nation, Gwinnett has the best urban education system that there is. We have succeeded here in Gwinnett …