Gwinnett Dermatology Partners — new name, same practice

“With this growth outside of Gwinnett County and its immediately surrounding communities, our name is changing to Georgia Dermatology Partners.” Gwinnett Dermatology, PC is exceptionally proud of the continued growth in our practice. Last year, we celebrated our 40-year milestone providing dermatology services to the communities of Snellville, Braselton, and Loganville!
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Navigate Recovery Gwinnett Introduces Lightway Recovery for Women

Navigate Recovery Gwinnett, a recovery community organization working to change the way addiction is treated in Gwinnett County and Georgia, is extending its mission with a new long-term, residential recovery center for women.
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Green Financial Charity Golf Classic — A Legacy of Giving

Giving. Everyone likes to be on the receiving end of it, but it takes a special kind of person to continually be the giver in such a relationship. Green Financial Resources LLC (GFR) has hosted seventeen golf events, with 15 of them designated as tournaments to raise money for charity. These have been opportunities for their clients, friends, and community members to come out, have some fun and donate to local nonprofit organizations they have designated as the beneficiaries of each event.
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Gwinnett Dermatology Partners — new name, same practice

“With this growth outside of Gwinnett County and its immediately surrounding communities, our name is changing to Georgia Dermatology Partners.” Gwinnett Dermatology, PC is exceptionally proud of the continued growth in our practice. Last year, we celebrated our 40-year milestone providing dermatology services to the communities of Snellville, Braselton, and Loganville!
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Navigate Recovery Gwinnett Introduces Lightway Recovery for Women

Navigate Recovery Gwinnett, a recovery community organization working to change the way addiction is treated in Gwinnett County and Georgia, is extending its mission with a new long-term, residential recovery center for women.
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Green Financial Charity Golf Classic — A Legacy of Giving

Giving. Everyone likes to be on the receiving end of it, but it takes a special kind of person to continually be the giver in such a relationship. Green Financial Resources LLC (GFR) has hosted seventeen golf events, with 15 of them designated as tournaments to raise money for charity. These have been opportunities for their clients, friends, and community members to come out, have some fun and donate to local nonprofit organizations they have designated as the beneficiaries of each event.
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Lights of Gwinnett - Rubeye Neal

Anyone who knows Ms Rubye Neal knows there is to be no standing still when she’s around because she will immediately recruit you to help with whatever mission she is going after at the time! That was how I came to know her as someone who doesn’t let grass grow under her feet. She is always at work on some community project to educate others on the richness of our collective heritage.
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The LEAADS Centers shines light for local youth

The LEAADS Centers, formerly (Law Enforcement Agencies Assisting in the Development of Students) has been providing mentorship, career readiness services for youth in alternative schools and court systems throughout Georgia since 2004. In all that time, the program has expanded — LEAADS hosts one of the largest summer camps in the city limits — and its mission has morphed to meet the community’s growing needs.
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Bridge named after Maron Buice

Remembering a tragedy, honoring the man who worked for a solution “Whereas Mr. Maron Sydney Buice has long been recognized by the citizens of this state for the vital role he has played in leadership and his deep personal commitment to the welfare of the citizens of Georgia . . . his influence and determination can be felt today with the countless lives saved due to his hard-fought battle to ensure a bridge was constructed on Nelson Brogdon Boulevard/Highway 20 over the railroad tracks . . . “ (HB364)
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The Mansions Senior Living Named Best Place to work

It’s no secret why The Mansions Senior Living has been named the sixth-best place to work in the nation by the Great Place to Work & Fortune for Aging Services. As their online testimonials show, this family-owned business has built its reputation on strong relationships with clients and staff alike, and they bring a personal touch to the burgeoning senior care industry.
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Northside Hospital Duluth Helps Student Athletes Speak Up Against Concussions

From September 8 to 14, athletic trainers from the Concussion Institute at Northside Hospital Duluth helped more than 3,500 athletes from 18 schools take part in the National Team Up Speak Up Week.
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Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office holds Blood Drive in honor of Wounded Veteran

Blood drives are important — we all know this instinctually, but if we knew someone personally who was saved by these donations, perhaps, we would not hesitate to donate more frequently.
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Northside Hospital Duluth Concussion Institute offers remote telemedicine in rural Georgia

Specialists from Northside Hospital Duluth’s Concussion Institute will begin working in rural GA schools — virtually. The Institute recently signed a contract to be a telemedicine partner with Ware County Schools.
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Peachtree Corners unveils Curiosity Lab

City welcomes world to test technology in Gwinnett smart city On a sunny Wednesday morning in September, Peachtree Corners city leaders, partners and more than 400 invited guests attended the unveiling of the city's Curiosity Lab, an autonomous vehicle test track that welcomes the world to put its smart city technology through the paces. Onlookers were wowed by displays of the latest 5G and IoT technology, along the 1.5-mile testbed.
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Northside Hospital’s Concussion Care-A-Van provides free Baseline Tests and Preventative Education

It’s a car. It’s a bus. No, ladies and gentlemen, it’s Northside Hospital’s Concussion and Sports Medicine Care-A-Van!
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Gwinnett’s four-year graduation rate comes in at nearly 81%; rises to more than 84% when looking at five-year rate

On September 18, the Georgia Department of Education announced that Georgia’s graduation rate rose slightly to an all-time high in 2019, reaching 82%. Gwinnett County Public Schools experienced a slight decrease in its four-year graduation rate this year, moving from 81.7% to 80.9% and continued improvement in its five-year graduation rate as it reached 84.27%.
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#PLEASEJUSTSTART— Inspirational message from a man who lost 110 pounds

It took the death of both his parents for this Brookwood alumnus to start taking care of himself. Now he urges others to avoid that mistake.
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Snellville Police Department wins top honor at Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards Banquet

The city’s police department won the top prize at the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards Banquet in Macon Wednesday.
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Gwinnett Board of Voter Registration and Elections appoints Royston as Elections Supervisor

The Gwinnett County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections has appointed elections veteran Kristi Royston as elections supervisor for Gwinnett County.
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South Gwinnett High School — Revitalizing from the inside out

On weekday afternoons, South Gwinnett High School (SGHS) bustles with activity. Students are likely to be found hard at work during their afterschool sports practice. Echoing in the halls is a resounding chant — “We are South!”
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County administrator appoints water resource director

Gwinnett County Administrator Glenn Stephens has promoted Tyler Richards from assistant director to director of the Department of Water Resources.
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Eastside Medical Center collects 9 pounds of opioid medications during Take Back Day

Eastside Medical Center collected 9 pounds of opioid medications during its “Crush the Crisis” opioid take-back day on September 7 to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis. Numerous community members participated in the event by dropping off unused and expired prescription medications.
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LETTUM EAT! — Chef Hank presents Wednesday Night Dinners at Snellville First Baptist Church

Renowned Chef follows a passion to cook for the community, not for profit Chef Hank Reid has worked in a variety of kitchens in restaurants, hotels and even owned his own restaurant in Snellville, “Trinity Bistro”. Now, as the resident chef at First Baptist Church Snellville (FBCS), he pairs his culinary passion with a desire to connect with the community and bring them closer to their faith.
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Board appoints Ludwiczak as county attorney

Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the appointment of Mike Ludwiczak to the position of the county attorney.
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98th Birthday Announcement

Ida Mae Langley, a resident of Snellville, turned 98 years old on August 29, 2019.
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Atlanta Hawks and State Farm unveil Gwinnett County's first joint co-branded Courts and State Farm Good Neighbor Club

Gwinnett’s Lucky Shoals Park Is Home to the 24th and 25th Hawks Courts and a New State Farm Good Neighbor Club The Atlanta Hawks and State Farm unveiled their first full facility with new basketball courts along with the second Good Neighbor Club at Lucky Shoals Park in Gwinnett. The outdoor courts, delivered by UPS, are the 24th and 25th to be renovated by the Hawks over the past five years, with courts 26 and 27 expected to be completed before the end of this year.
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Local 15-year-old wins Life Care's nationwide Youth Volunteer Award

On Monday, Aug. 26, Life Care Centers of America recognized the contributions of volunteer Miguel Harris during the company's annual management meeting awards dinner at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee.
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Solar Farm Powering Facebook Hosts Grazing Guests

Land occupied by solar farm being used for agricultural production A solar farm that Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) depends on to provide electricity to Facebook’s Newton Data Center is now a farm in every sense of the word.
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GGC recognized for its diverse student body for sixth straight year

For the sixth year in a row, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report magazine as the most ethnically diverse Southern regional college. The ranking was included in the magazine’s 2020 “College Compass” report, issued today.
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Saint Leo University Ranked as Best Value in South for 2020 by U.S. News

Earns Top Rankings in Best Regional University, Best for Veterans, Campus Ethnic Diversity Saint Leo University ( www.saintleo.ed u) was ranked as one of the best regional universities and best values in higher education in the South in 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings.
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Georgia Ensemble Theatre Opens 2019-2020 Season with Tennessee Williams Classic 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), the professional North Fulton theatre company, will open its 27th season this September with a southern classic from Tennessee Williams: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof .
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A Close Shave in Snellville, Georgia

Survivors will often say that near-death experiences can bring out the best in people and reveal what’s really important in life — things like family, community, and faith.
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Lawrenceville Youth earns Eagle Scout Rank

Kani McLean, 15, of Lawrenceville, GA has earned the highest award the Scouts BSA | Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.
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Living

Two eyes for an eye

The year was 1960. A large shopping center had just opened. There were no upper-levels for parking. My destination was a restaurant. I pulled into the parking lot. It was full. I drove down a few aisles and saw a couple entering their car. I whipped around two aisles. I was too late. Another car was in front of me.
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Concentration: An Important Component of Study

Concentration is the ability for someone to control attention. It is critical for optimum learning to take place! There are many causes of poor concentration; such as distracting noises, boredom, daydreaming, hunger, worry, dislike of a subject, television, computer, technology, social media, feeling overwhelmed with an assignment, lack of commitment, constant interruptions, lack of sleep, fatigue, and poor diet.
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2020 County Budget: Setting Priorities for a Great Year Ahead

One of my biggest responsibilities as chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners is to work with County staff to develop the annual Gwinnett County budget.
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You are Your Children’s Most Important Teacher!

When your children’s birthdays and other special occasions occur, it is often difficult to decide what to give them as presents which represent your love and affection and which have long term benefits. What gift can you give your children like this? One answer is to be their primary teacher because education begins with you!
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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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Gwinnett Technical College’s Commercial Construction Management program has been approved by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) for a five-year accreditation. This accreditation assures students receive a quality education in construction management which is current with emerging technologies and requirements in the construction industry.