Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Proceeds from car entry fees, food sales and a drawing benefited Duluth-based Operation One Voice.
Car owners from all over North Georgia participated in the Rotary Club of Duluth’s First Annual Car Show. Eighty-three cars were exhibited and professionally judged in six categories – antique classics, foreign sports, hotrods, 1972 & older muscles, post 1972 muscles, and pickups. The April 13 show in downtown Duluth was free to the public, but Duluth Rotary raised funds for Operation One Voice – a Duluth-based nonprofit organization that assists families of fallen Special Operations Forces – through car entry fees, food sales and a drawing. “We had some awesome cars and gracious winners,” said Mark Tyrrell, Service Projects Chairman for Duluth Rotary. “Car lovers are already looking forward to next year’s show on the second Saturday in …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Stevens, who recently retired from Duluth PD, presented Public Safety Leadership Award by Gwinnett Chamber. He continues to be active with Operation One Voice, an organization he founded to help families of fallen and wounded Special Operations Forces.
Retired Duluth Police officer Bill Stevens was recently honored with the Public Safety Leadership Award by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. This award honors senior public safety professionals who have performed their jobs with exceptional skill and expertise and show innovation in leadership and team building. He was among police officers and firemen recognized at the Gwinnett Chamber Valor Awards ceremony March 22, 2013. Stevens, who achieved the rank of lieutenant led the Duluth Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Division. He retired after 19 years with the Duluth Police Department in December 2012. His retirement concluded 36 years of continuous public safety service in Gwinnett County. Besides his …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Stevens plans to continue volunteering with Operation One Voice, which assists families of fallen and wounded Special Operations Forces.
Lt. Bill Stevens, who led the Duluth Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Division, has retired after 19 years with the Duluth Police Department. His retirement, which was effective Dec. 19, concluded 36 years of continuous public safety service in Gwinnett County. Besides his employment with Duluth PD (1993-2012), he served with Gwinnett Fire & Emergency Services (1976-2006), and the City of Buford Volunteer Fire Department (1977-1980). He also was a member of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Reserve (1990-1993). “My time with the city of Duluth has been very enjoyable, and I owe the credit to successes within Community Policing to Chief Randy Belcher, who believed in the work we did and trusted my ‘thinking out of …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Twenty-four law enforcement and military officials to run 550 miles beginning at Duluth City Hall Tuesday, Nov. 6, to honor fallen Navy heroes. Come out to give the runners a rousing send-off!
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Monday, November 5, 2012
Operation One Voice and the Duluth Police Department will host the 8th Special Operations Forces Run Tuesday, Nov. 6. The run, involving 24 law enforcement and military officials, will start at 8 a.m. at Duluth City Hall and continue around-the-clock in a relay fashion until the runners reach MacDill AFB, FL, about 550 miles away. The runners include representatives of the Tallahassee Police Department and Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. federal agents, state troopers, military Special Operations Forces from Tampa, FL, and Naval Special Warfare from Little Creek, VA. The run is “a great opportunity for different communities and law enforcement agencies to come together in support of our fallen military,” said Duluth Police Lt…
Monday, November 7, 2011
Sgt. Tom MIller's brother SSgt. Robert 'Robbie' Miller was killed in action in Afghanistan.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Local law enforcement officers and firefighters joined Sgt. Tom Miller from the 10th Special Forces Group in Ft. Bragg, NC, at the Living Honorarium on the Duluth Town Green for the seventh Special Operations Forces Run to honor the Green Beret’s fallen brother. Operation One Voice, the Georgia-based non-profit organization started by Duluth Police officers and Gwinnett firefighters, kicked off the run from Duluth to Tampa early Monday (Nov. 7) morning. The run honors SSgt. Robert “Robbie” Miller, an Army 3rd Special Forces Group soldier and Medal of Honor recipient killed in action on Jan. 25, 2008 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Special Operations Forces runners came from across the country to participate in the run with members of the…
Friday, September 9, 2011
Operation One Voice sponsoring activities to raise funds to support immediate needs of families of fallen and wounded U.S. Special Operations Forces.
Operation One Voice launches a 9/11 Remembrance weekend Friday (Sept. 9) in Duluth and at Lake Lanier Islands Resort to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Founded by Duluth Police Lt. Bill Stevens, Operation One Voice is composed of police officers, firefighters, sheriff’s deputies, business and community leaders. The weekend culminates in a Memorial Service Sunday morning at the lake. The weekend’s activities include: • 9/9 – Operation One Voice Golf at Lanier Golf Club, Lake Lanier Islands Resort featuring a performance by the Black Dagger Parachute Team. The tournament starts at 10 a.m. • 9/9 – Book signing by author Billy Waugh 6 p.m. and Casino Night 7 p.m. at Legacy Lodge, Lake …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Information also provided on Operation One Voice 9/11 Remembrance events Sept. 9-11.
Lea J. Bay, president of Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth, updated Duluth Merchants Association members on new GMC facilities and services at the June DMA meeting on the Duluth campus. “Right now, the whole hospital is 553 beds,” Bay said, “and it is in the top 5 percent of national quality indicators.” The hospital system also includes Gwinnett Medical Center-Lawrenceville and the Glancy Rehabilitation Center in Duluth. Bay was introduced by DMA President Sunny Ramsay, volunteer coordinator for GMC-Duluth. GMC-Lawrenceville opened an eight-story patient tower in 2009 and broke ground on a Heart & Vascular Center last June that will offer open heart surgery by the end of the year, Bay said. A PCI intervention (coronary angioplasty and …