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Meningioma Brain Tumors: Symptoms & Treatment

The diagnosis of a brain tumor can be life-changing for a patient and their family. The good news is that not all tumors that originate in the brain are malignant. Approximately 1/3 of primary brain tumors are meningiomas. Usually, these are benign. Depending on their location, they can often be cured with surgery and in many cases, the patient can return to their work and normal activities.
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Local community joins Holtkamp Heating & Air to celebrate new headquarters & 25th Anniversary

Holtkamp Heating & Air was thrilled to open the doors of their brand new office to the public for a recent open house. The event took place in their new, energy-efficient headquarters on I-85 in Suwanee. Attendees enjoyed tours of the new facility, hot food right off the grill, ice-cold drinks, kids face painting and more.
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Right Now is the Best Time to Prepare for the Unexpected

In the middle of a Georgia summer, the days are long and it seems like we’ve got more time for the things we enjoy. The kids are out of school, and work slows down a little. If we’re lucky, we get some extra time with our family, spend lazy days at the pool, and vacation with children and grandchildren. It can feel like summer will last forever.
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Local News

Nonprofit Organization, Helping Mamas, hosts Bachelor(tete) cast members for the Ultimate Bachelor Viewing Party

Nonprofit Organization, Helping Mamas, brought back the famed, cast-member attended Ultimate Bachelor Viewing Party, Monday, August 19, 2019, for the third year in a row filled with Bachelors and bubbles. The viewing party was center around a fiery episode of Bachelor in Paradise, with cast members mingling and answering a fan-fueled Q&A.
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Eastside Medical Center to host "Crush the Crisis" Opioid Take Back Day on Saturday, September 7

On Saturday, September 7, Eastside Medical Center will host “Crush the Crisis,” an opioid take back event. Law enforcement officers from the Snellville Police Department will be on-site to assist with the collection and disposal of unused medications from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
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Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Issues Call for Volunteers for Two Water Cleanup Events

Gwinnett County Eco-Focused Nonprofit Teams Up with Organizers for 31st Annual Lake Lanier Shore Sweep and 2019 Yellow River Trash Bash on September 14 Saturday, September 14 has all the makings for a very busy day in Gwinnett thanks to two water-focused cleanup events: the 31st Annual Lake Lanier Shore Sweep and the 4th Annual Yellow River Trash Bash. Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful is proud to team up with the organizers of both events and would like to issue a call to volunteers to take part in the event of their choosing. Both are intended to clean up the shores, waters and land surrounding two important water sources in Georgia – Lake Lanier and the Yellow River.
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McClure Health Science High School opens doors to students

This August, a group of 632 students begin the school year at the new McClure Health Science High School in Duluth — a $38 million-dollar Gwinnett County Public Schools facility where high school students can earn college credit and industry experience while working towards their diploma.
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Duluth's New Life Enrichment Center gives caregivers hope, help, and rest

It is estimated that there are more than 1.6 million caregivers in the metro Atlanta area and at least 266,000 right here in Gwinnett County. There are parents in our community caring for adult children with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, autism, cystic fibrosis, mental illness, and other ongoing medical conditions. Some families are caring for aging parents whose physical or mental capacities are beginning to fail. There are spouses of disabled loved ones, families coping with long-term treatments or debilitating chronic diseases, and a large number of disabled veterans needing support.
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Fudge Lady" Returns to Lilburn Daze

In 1976 a young woman with a very special talent-spotted an article in a Farmer's Market brochure looking for vendors for an event called Lilburn Daze. It would be the third year of Lilburn Daze and hosted by the Lilburn Woman's Club and the City of Lilburn and would be held in a K-Mart parking lot in Lilburn.
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A measure of Clay by Richard Shivers — Pottery for the soul

Whether singing in the church choir or molding clay behind the wheel, Richard Shivers hopes that his work will inspire and enrich those who experience it.
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Artist Jacqui Miller paints to bear witness to racial equality

“I had no clue what I wanted to paint when I got started. I read somewhere that a good way to figure that out is to start art journaling, so I started sketching every day, and this is where that process lead me,” said Jacqui Miller, whose work was displayed with the Clay and Canvas exhibit this summer at the City of Sugar Hill.
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Eastside Medical Center named John Hoover Chief Operating Officer

Eastside Medical Center is pleased to welcome John Hoover as the hospital’s new chief operating officer (COO). John comes to Eastside by way of HCA Healthcare’s Wesley Healthcare system in Wichita, Kan. where he served as the vice president of operations. John brings over 10 years of extensive healthcare experience to Eastside where he will oversee hospital operations.
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Dr. Tommy Welch named as Chief Equity and Compliance Officer

At its regular monthly meeting on August 15, 2019, the Gwinnett County Board of Education appointed Dr. Tommy Welch, principal of Meadowcreek High School, as the district’s Chief Equity and Compliance Officer.
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Gwinnett County Board of Education approves changes to Student Conduct Behavior Code to clarify position regarding cannabis

At its August 15, 2019, regular meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Education approved a change to its student discipline code in an effort to clarify the district's policy regarding the possession and/or sale of cannabis in Gwinnett County public schools in light of the passage of the Georgia Hemp Farming Act, which was signed into law on May 10. The new changes specifically identify cannabis as a prohibited substance in Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS).
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Give back to your community at Gwinnett Parks Foundation Park'Nership Work Day

The Gwinnett Parks Foundation Gwinnett residents can give back to the community by helping with maintenance at Collins Hill Park on Park’Nership Work Day Aug. 17. They can then treat themselves to a free movie under the stars.
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JapanFest Atlanta 2019

The theme: "Get Ready to Travel Japan- Olympics 2020!" Experience Japan like never before at this year's JapanFest Atlanta! Our 33rd JapanFest this year is all about "traveling" to Japan to enjoy the traditions, natural beauty, and pop culture of the nation that is hosting the 2020 Olympics!
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Buford GA Native Awarded $1000 National Nursing Scholarship

The team at Platinum Educational Group understands the struggles and obstacles that are presented to students obtaining higher education in the healthcare industries. In 2015, Platinum Educational Group launched its inaugural scholarships program geared at Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students.
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School lunches then and now — A look at the history of school lunches in Gwinnett

Lunches have come a long way since the first meal was served in Gwinnett County Public Schools. The first documented school lunch was served in January 1944, at what was then called “Lilburn Highschool”.
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Some Snellville Storm Water Charges Incorrect on Property Tax Bills

The City of Snellville is working to correct its error and new bills will be sent soon. About half of the residents in Snellville will be receiving a corrected tax bill soon, the Tax Commissioner’s Office advised today.
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Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth's Concussion Institute Announces Integration of Telemedicine into Offerings

Institute partners with rural south Georgia school district to offer concussion care and reduce healthcare gap Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC)-Duluth announced today that its Concussion Institute has partnered with Ware County Schools to provide concussion care for, potentially, 6,000 students and athletes via telemedicine. Through this partnership, GMC-Duluth will be the first hospital in Georgia to offer school-based concussion care through telemedicine, broadening area students' access to critical, specialty care with the convenience of virtual appointments.
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2019 Gwinnett County Property Tax Bills mailed, due Oct. 15

As of today, tax bills can be viewed and paid online. Tax Commissioner Richard Steele announced today that 2019 property tax bills are being mailed in batches beginning today and are due Oct. 15.
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Cancer support group meets first Saturday of the month at Grayson Coffee House

“Most of your support groups are in a church organization, and I have never heard of anything on any website or any ad that doesn’t show them in church, so I’m like ‘You know what? I’m going to do something different,’” said Barb Brown, who then sipped from an orange to-go cup at Grayson Coffee House.
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Georgia Launches New, More Secure Licenses and IDs

But What's in Your Wallet Still Works Until Expiration! The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) recently began issuing new, more secure driver's licenses and identification cards at its 67 Customer Service Centers. The cards have a modern design and feel with the most secure credentials the State of Georgia has ever issued.
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Tennessee Aquarium Celebrates More Than 25 Years of Certified Excellence in Animal Care and Conservation

Dan Ashe, the president and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums visited the Tennessee Aquarium today in recognition of more than a quarter-century of continuously meeting the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' (AZA) expectations for excellence.
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September 2019 Adult Programming Events

For more information, please visit www. gwinnettpl.org or call 770-978-5154. SMALL BIZ MARKETING SERIES: DRIVE NEW BUSINESS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
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New Life Retreat Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education

Narconon reminds families that abuse of heroin and opioid drugs has become a national health crisis. Learn to recognize the signs of heroin abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk.
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Norcross to host famed Atlanta muralist Yehimi Cambron

Muralist Yehimi Cambron is coming to the Norcross Community Market on August 10! On Saturday, August 10, the City of Norcross and Norcross Public Arts Commission (NPAC) will host famed Atlanta artist and muralist, Yehimi Cambron. Ms. Cambron will be doing “demonstration art” for both children and adults at the Norcross Community Market at Lillian Webb Park, which is a project of the Sustainable Norcross Commission every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the summer months.
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Soup Nite in Grayson gives Hungry Families Warm Meals

Some of the women at Highlands Presbyterian Church have found a solution to world hunger. Or at least, a solution for their part of the world.
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Gwinnett Medical Center’s new Primary Care and Specialty Center is now open in Peachtree Corners

Gwinnett Medical Center recently celebrated the opening of its second Primary Care & Specialty Center in Gwinnett. The new state-of-the-art facility is located in Peachtree Corners and conveniently provides corporate health services, primary care, 3D Mammography, and X-Rays, as well as a full suite of specialty services, all in one building.
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Hearts to Nourish Hope helps wayward youth in Gwinnett find purpose

Patrice Wuerth, COO and Co-founder of local non-profit “Hearts to Nourish Hope”, is on a mission to provide work and education opportunities to troubled youth in the community. With a new center in Lawrenceville that focuses on ages 16 to 24, Patrice sees all kinds of possibilities to make a difference for those in DEFACS, the Juvenile Court system, and out-of-school teens in Gwinnett.
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Citizens’ Police Academy accepting applications for fall session

The Snellville Citizens’ Police Academy is accepting applicants for its 28th session.
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Gwinnett Teen Dreams of Broadway

Ally Copeland, a sophomore at Grayson High School, started acting in Couch Middle School’s theater program in the sixth grade. Working to hone her craft, Ally has grown as an actor and as a person, and there’s no other life she can imagine for herself besides the lights, the action and all the pizazz that comes with musical theater.
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Squirrel hunting season opens August 15th

Time to hit the woods in pursuit of Ole Bushytail! Squirrel hunting season provides the first opportunity of the year to start replenishing that meat in the freezer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Unlike some big game hunts, the pursuit of squirrels often involves more action for energetic youth, providing a greater level of interaction with the outdoors.
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Living

Intimacy with God

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” Psalm 42:1-2
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Rotary Club of Lawrenceville Celebrates Learning

While summer is certainly not over, school is back in session and the entire community begins a new, ten-month period of accommodating various school requirements and supporting educational initiatives. In Gwinnett County, traffic increases tremendously and the ease of commuting to work during the summer becomes a wistful memory.
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For High School Freshmen - Launch to 9th Grade

G Gratitude and Grades – Decide upon your course selection, be thankful for each new day and work hard to earn high grades.
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Corrections’ welding program offers a second chance at life for inmates

When Gage Bryant was 13 years old, he fell in with some older kids who were in and out of trouble. One night, the group was involved in a robbery in which an elderly couple was killed. Gage didn’t commit the murder but he was arrested, charged and convicted as an accessory. He received a 35-year sentence, but it might as well have been a life sentence. His future looked bleak.
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What is Respite Care?

In most family caregiver situations there is a single person who does the majority, if not all, of the caregiving. Even if there are multiple adult children involved there is almost always a “point person” who is in charge. Often, there is only one person involved.
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You’ve got to love those TELEMARKETERS

10:05 PM. Exhausted after a hard day, had just dozed off. Telephone jangles. Sleepily, “Hello, it’s your dime, talk.” Syrupy voice, “Is this William York?”
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Early Warning Signs of Dementia

The most common reason people call my office seeking in-home care is that the caller is responsible for a loved one suffering from dementia and that loved one can’t be left alone. One of the most important things we can ask when dealing with loved ones as they age is “what are the early warning signs of dementia?”
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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

In life, we all feel like we have been cheated at times. We do not always get what we think we deserve. When this happens, we can suffer from resentment.
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What happened to customer service?

While training employees at Sears Roebuck I recall the instruction manual. When there’s a complaint employees are told to apologize first, determine the problem and satisfy the customer’s complaint.
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Educational Concepts | Who’s in Charge at Your House?

As a parent, are you sometimes afraid you will make your children angry with you if you discipline them and/or require responsible, respectful behaviors? Are you worried you may cause them emotional harm if you hold them to your expectations and require certain behaviors? Do any of your children refuse to do homework, study for tests, attend after-school tutorial sessions, and/or earn grades lower than his or her abilities? Have your children taken charge of your home?
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Live Healthy Gwinnett Encourages Healthy Habits

Free yoga in Gwinnett County parks, an initiative of Parks and Recreation’s award-winning Live Healthy Gwinnett program, is expanding this fall due to its popularity.
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Regrets

“Did you brush your teeth, Billy Gene? I was maybe 6 years old. “Yes, Grandma.”
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How do I downsize?

This is a question with which most of us must deal at some point. In our society, we tend to buy larger houses as our family grows and fill those houses with “stuff.” In some cases, lots and lots of stuff.
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Who Killed Jesus?

Recently, churches all over the world observed Good Friday and Easter Sunday as we celebrated the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. According to the Scriptures, Jesus died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and was raised to life on the third day.
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What is Credit Recovery?

A new buzz phrase in education today is “credit recovery”. And, no, it has nothing to do with finances and the recovery of money!
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Rotary Fellowships

Rotary Club of Lawrenceville is ending another productive year in June as a “Bronze” club. While this is not as prestigious as earning “Gold” club status, it still requires the efforts of many people to make it happen.
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County Offering Meals for Kids in Summer, New After School Program in Fall

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation has offered summer camps for more than 25 years and they keep getting better. Last summer, 7,581 campers attended 350 camps.
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"And Now, Summer!"

June heralds the beginning of Summer! We are conditioned to think of the Summer as an opportunity to "kick back," slow down, vacation. We long to get away from the hectic pace of life.
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BrightStar receives award

Shelly Sun, Founder and CEO of BrightStar Franchising, recently traveled to Atlanta to present the Home Care Pulse Provider of Choice Award to Tim and Carolyn Golden, Lawrenceville and Athens, Georgia franchisees.
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I saw a fox

It was a flame-colored young fox that caught my attention. I have only seen a few while hunting in Georgia. It was running in a ditch alongside the road.
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Developing Effective Study Strategies this Summer!

Woohoo! School is out for the summer so students can now take a break, sleep late, splash around the pool, and go to the movies! Learning can stop now! Right? Wrong!
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Prayer, Our Necessity for Living

Luke 18:1-8: Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart, saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man. There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘ Give me legal protection from my opponent.'
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Keep on Walking: Pedestrian Safety is Paramount

Last month I focused on safe driving with tips for when you’re behind the wheel. Now with warmer weather and more hours of daylight, more people are out walking and kids are playing in parks until well into the evening, so I want to urge caution for pedestrians and drivers alike.
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Are You “Good Enough” to Serve God?

The Summer before my junior year of college I made a commitment to God, “Anywhere, Anything, Anytime. God, I will go anywhere you want me to go. I will do anything you want me to do. And I will do it anytime you want me to do it.”
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April Means Maternal and Child Health Month for Rotary

In much of the world, malnutrition is a concern for children due to extreme poverty. Rotarians address these concerns all over the world but let’s not forget the children in our community who are also facing food challenges.
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Spring is Here, Please Drive Safely

When I found out April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, I reached out to Sgt. Daniel Arrendale of the Gwinnett Police accident investigation unit to share safe driving tips. He said that Gwinnett Police responded to about 30,000 traffic collisions last year and about a third of those involved injuries. Sadly, 57 people died in traffic accidents last year in Gwinnett, including 19 pedestrians.
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Is Your PreSchool/PreKindergarten Child Ready to Learn?

Pre-school and/or Kindergarten Readiness Assessments can provide helpful information for you to consider in making decisions about your young child’s school placement.
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The Necessity of Prayer for the Child of God

If there is any time in our lives that prayer proves to be a necessary part of our daily life, it is today! Prayer is one of the four main vehicles that help us exercise our faith in Christ Jesus.
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Is God Punishing Us or Protecting Us?

I think many Christians and people, in general, have two different views of God when it comes to the Old Testament and the New Testament. People tend to view the “God of the Old Testament” as an angry God who brings his punishment and wrath down on anyone who does not follow his laws. And they view the “God of the New Testament” as a gracious, loving and merciful God.
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Rotary’s Push for Clean Water

I paid my Gwinnett County Water bill today for a grand total of $14.99. I take it for granted that I can drink clean and safe water directly from the tap for a small monthly fee.
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In 1976 a young woman with a very special talent-spotted an article in a Farmer's Market brochure looking for vendors for an event called Lilburn Daze. It would be the third year of Lilburn Daze and hosted by the Lilburn Woman's Club and the City of Lilburn and would be held in a K-Mart parking lot in Lilburn.

The theme: "Get Ready to Travel Japan- Olympics 2020!"

Experience Japan like never before at this year's JapanFest Atlanta! Our 33rd JapanFest this year is all about "traveling" to Japan to enjoy the traditions, natural beauty, and pop culture of the nation that is hosting the 2020 Olympics!

Muralist Yehimi Cambron is coming to the Norcross Community Market on August 10!

On Saturday, August 10, the City of Norcross and Norcross Public Arts Commission (NPAC) will host famed Atlanta artist and muralist, Yehimi Cambron. Ms. Cambron will be doing “demonstration art” for both children and adults at the Norcross Community Market at Lillian Webb Park, which is a project of the Sustainable Norcross Commission every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the summer months.

Branch Manager Carisa Buffington, left, and Member Service Agent Karen Harmon at the Delta Community Branch in Buford.

Carisa Buffington is new to the Delta Community Credit Union retail branch in Buford, but she is not new to the role of manager, or to serving credit union members in Gwinnett County. Since joining Delta Community in 2012, she has worked at three different branch locations - all of them in Gwinnett.

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