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September 12, 2014

Carol Wood

Tips for teachers to gain students’ attention

Students’ attention can be difficult to obtain, especially in a culture of social media and technology.  As teachers, we are always seeking ways to get and maintain our students’ focus and attention so they can comprehend what is presented and master the material.  Following are a few suggestions for doing this!

Everything Ella - Ella Thomas

Our quadruple-tasker has reviews

Our quadruple-tasker has reviews
By Ella Thomas

When I was trying to figure out what to write for my article this month, I was relaxing – reading, watching television, and listening to music. All the while I was thinking – wow, I’m a great quadruple-tasker, but that’s really beside the point.

James Miskell, Attorney at Law

Talking to senior parents about the future

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” Pablo Picasso

Estate planning is about more than having a will to distribute property when one dies. Perhaps the most important aspect of estate planning is planning for how one will live as they age, which includes planning for disability and long term care. 

Phil Wolfe, President & CEO, Gwinnett Medical Center

This is now

A letter from Phil Wolfe, President & CEO, Gwinnett Medical Center

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

More than 70 years ago, when a child died for lack of medical care, the residents of our region came together with their dimes and nickels to establish a clinic in Duluth. That’s how Joan Glancy Memorial Hospital began. 

Susan Rogers and Mark Fine

So you are confused about Medicare Insurance – Here are some facts.

So you are confused about Medicare Insurance – Here are some facts.
By Mark Fine
Your Senior Insurance

Medicare is a health Insurance program that provides benefits for people 65 and older as well as certain people affected by disabilities.  It consists of the following choices:

Part A: In order to qualify for Part A, a person must have worked 40 quarters (or 10 years).  Part A helps cover hospital in-patient care, skilled nursing care, home health care and Hospice.  A deductible of $1,216.00 for days 1-60 in hospital was in place for 2014.  Cost sharing costs (days 61-90) is $304.00 per day. Part A covers the first 20 days in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF).  For days 21 – 100 there is cost sharing by the individual of $152.00 per day.  There is also cost sharing for certain home health and hospice care.

City of Loganville Mayor Dan Curry

Loganville – split by a County line

Loganville – split by a County line
By Eric Bruce

“I look at my position of mayor as a team effort with the city council”, says Loganville Mayor Dan Curry.  Having held the office for a little over a year, Curry comes from a qualifying and varied background and has the staff, experience, knowledge, and ambition to serve his city well.

From left, father Allen, Serenity and Mom, Chimain Douglas, Grayson, GA

Running life’s race

Running life’s race
By Marcus Lindsey

The best 400-meter time in the National Junior Olympics belongs to 16-year-old Archer High student Serenity Douglas… a stark 53.99 seconds. But, according to Serenity, the race belongs to God.

Charlotte Nash, Chairman Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

SPLOST: Making good use of sales tax pennies

Gwinnett residents have seen the benefits of SPLOST, or special purpose local option sales tax, ever since the state legislature gave us the option to ask voters to support it nearly three decades ago. In fact, Gwinnett voters have approved nine of 10 proposed programs, most recently by a 58 to 42 percent margin. The new SPLOST sales tax program took effect this past April when the previous one ended. 

Tim Daly

Native plants are a great choice for the home landscape

The state of Georgia is one of the most botanically diverse states. Close to 3,000 species of plants are native to Georgia, ranging from small wildflowers to large trees. These plants have many advantages and tend to be more resistant to environmental extremes and pests. If planted in the proper site and given minimal care, they will flourish and beautify the home landscape.