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February 9, 2018

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense | When did it happen?

When I was a kid, I concerned myself with kid things. I had to take a minute to think back to what those are, but I did like dolls of all types: baby dolls, Barbies, you name it. I was a school junkie, so I concerned myself with all things “school.” And of course, family. When you’re a kid, the goings-on in your immediate family pretty much defines your world. If I ever thought about anything other than these matters, it was the exception to the rule, believe me.

What Can I Do? | A Book to Change Lives

Occasionally you meet someone, and the purity of their spirit cannot be masked or hidden. You feel their energy immediately. This virtue does not mean they are perfect; it does say that they have a gift to make a difference. If you are one of our regular readers, then you are likely familiar with Clyde Strickland and his quest to change lives.

Gwinnett celebrates the work of school counselors

As part of National School Counseling Week, celebrated this year Feb. 5-9, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) highlighted the key role school counselors play in the academic success and overall well-being of all Gwinnett children. In doing so, the school district named its top counseling professionals of the year. The 2018 GCPS top counseling professionals are:

Gwinnett elections office sends new precinct notices

Lawrenceville – Gwinnett County voters who have a change in their name, address or polling place will receive a new kind of precinct notification from the Gwinnett Voter Registrations and Elections Office.

Brian Walker

Principals named for Lanier MS and Mountain Park ES

At its February meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Education named leaders for two schools. Brian Walker, an assistant principal at Craig Elementary School, will be the principal of Mountain Park Elementary. He will transition to the position as the school’s current principal, Dr. Allan Gee, takes the leadership role at Rock Springs Elementary School. The Board also tapped Bryce Fulcher, an assistant principal at Pinckneyville Middle School, to lead Lanier Middle School. He will succeed Todd Hamilton, who has announced his retirement.