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Newsmakers in Business, July 28
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Lewis joins Chamber staff as project manager

Amanda Lewis has joined the Greater Hall Chamber staff as project manager focusing on small business development.

Lewis, a Dublin, Ohio, native, has been a Gainesville resident for 17 years. She earned an associate’s degree in Business Administration from Gainesville State College in 2008, graduating with honors, and as a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She worked with the Georgia Department of Labor for nearly 12 years. Most recently, she worked as Employer Marketing Representative, promoting GDOL services within Hall, Forsyth, Lumpkin, Dawson and White counties.

She is married to Scott Lewis.

Gregory of local DA office honored as Investigator of Year

Maurice Gregory recently was honored as Investigator of the Year at the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia Summer Conference seminar.

Gregory was cited specifically for his work in a case involving the molestation of two young boys. He assisted in the technological preparation of courtroom evidence, the transfer of seized video evidence to be courtroom-ready and was instrumental in the prosecution’s team’s evaluation and preparation of direct evidence and of rebuttal to the defense case.

District Attorney Lee Darragh said in a news release Gregory and others on the team worked overtime at night and on weekends.

“His contribution in assisting the prosecutors in preparation and in court on the case, in which the defendant received two consecutive life sentences, significantly helped the team do just that,” Darragh said.