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Newsmakers, Aug. 3
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Attorney Walker honored by State Bar of Georgia
Carol Walker, a Gainesville attorney, is the latest recipient of the Joseph T. Tuggle Jr. Award of the State Bar of Georgia.

The award is given in recognition of the lawyer or judge who the family law section deems to have most exemplified the qualities of professionalism in their practice. Past recipients include some of Georgia's most respected and admired family law attorneys and judges.

Walker was awarded this honor by Hall County Superior Court Judge Bonnie Oliver at the section's annual Family Law Institute on May 24.

"This attorney (Walker) prepares every case as if it were the most important case," Oliver said. "No detail is overlooked and no issue goes unrecognized. The level of preparation is unsurpassed by any other domestic attorney with whom I've dealt."

In addition to Walker's law practice in Gainesville, she has volunteered numerous hours to the legal profession, serving on the State Bar Investigative Panel and the executive committee of the Family Law Section of the Georgia State Bar.

Crudgington, Ezzell join The Longstreet Clinic
The Longstreet Clinic has announced the addition of Dr. Rachel Ann Crudgington in the Center for Pediatrics and Trevor F. Ezzell, a family nurse practitioner in orthopedics and sports medicine.

Crudgington received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Emory University in Atlanta. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where she also completed her pediatric residency. Crudgington is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Southern Medical Association.

Ezzell received his Bachelor of Science in nursing from Mercer University, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing in Macon and his Master of Science in nursing from North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega. He is a certified family nurse practitioner and has experience in a variety of specialties, including orthopedics.

Ullrich finishes internship with Rushton & Co.
Brent Ullrich of Athens recently completed a summer internship at Rushton & Co., a Gainesville accounting firm.

His primary responsibilities included accounting, tax preparation and monthly write-ups for clients.

Ullrich, a 2008 graduate of the University of Georgia, holds a bachelor's degree in accounting. He is currently enrolled at Georgia State University where he is working toward a master's degree in taxation and financial planning.

Previously an accountant for Hawthorne Drugs in Athens, Ullrich also worked there as a pharmacy clerk.

Deputy Ives graduates from police academy
Andrew S. Ives, a Forsyth County sheriff's deputy, graduated July 18 from the 222nd class at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Regional Police Academy in Athens.

The Basic Law Enforcement Training Course consists of 408 hours of classroom and practical training as required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council. Each new law enforcement officer in Georgia must complete this course prior to becoming a certified peace officer.

The course provides instruction in the areas of criminal justice, criminal law, constitutional law, community relations, modern police procedures, firearms, emergency vehicle operations and first aid training.

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