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Newsmakers in business, Sept. 28
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Jampala joins staff at The Longstreet Clinic
The Longstreet Clinic has announced that Sara Jampala, M.D., has joined the department of internal medicine.

Jampala received her medical degree at Rangaraya Medical College and completed her internal medicine residency at Christ Hospital and Medical Center, University of Illinois. She is board certified in internal medicine and previously served as a clinical instructor at Emory University School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine.

Her interests include diabetes management, integrative medicine and preventative health.

Orr earns American Bar Foundation fellowship
Wyc Orr, senior partner of the Gainesville law firm of Orr Brown Johnson, has been named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. His nomination was based upon the recommendation of current fellows in Georgia.

The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and the highest principles of the legal profession.

Founded in 1952, the foundation advances the understanding and improvement of law and justice through research and education programs and projects.

Shook named Forsyth deputy of the month
Forsyth County Sheriff's Deputy Missy Shook has been selected as the North Precinct's Deputy of the Month for August 2008.

Shook, who joined the Sheriff's Office in February 2007, was selected among her peers for her outstanding work in August. According to Captain Mark Flowers, Shook's selection resulted from her efforts in identifying two burglary suspects.

On Aug. 28, she responded to a burglary at a residence on Holly Drive. She had previously noticed a suspicious-looking vehicle near the residence and made a note of the vehicle's description, license plate number and occupants. When the burglary occurred, she passed the information to investigators. Her diligence in observing what was happening in her beat led to the identification of these suspects.

During the year, each Forsyth County Sheriff's Office precinct recognizes a deputy of the month.

Fockele Garden earns award for design work
The Fockele Garden Co. has won a merit placing and a gold award from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers for two of its designs.

The company received a merit placing in the nonresidential category for its garden plan at Kipper Tool Co. in Gainesville. They were awarded gold in the planting and garden design category for the Woodland Waterfalls design.

The Kipper Tool garden has colorful, drought-tolerant plants, with a naturalistic style, and provides interest throughout the year. The beds in front of both the retail store and the business office have evergreen shrubs and perennials to provide a strong backbone for the garden, even in the winter, and a wide palette of blooming perennials for season-long color.

Graveled paths through the larger beds allow employees and visitors to get closer to the plants for a better view. The plants around the front sign were chosen to have the flower colors pick up the sign colors.

The Woodland Waterfall was designed as a destination point for the property owners' walks through the woods. The sounds from the water cascades can be heard from their deck. Native ferns and wildflowers were planted in naturalistic groups to blend the feature into surrounding woodland.

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