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July 22, 2018

Charlotte J. Nash

Gwinnett Animal Shelter: A welcoming place to find a furry friend

 This month I’m pleased to report that the Gwinnett Animal Shelter continues to transform. Management of the facility moved from the police department to community services in April 2017. The staff is now led by Alan Davis and two deputy directors, Vern Sawyer and Chandler Giddes. The news below is from an update they presented to the Board of Commissioners recently.

Marlene Ratledge Buchanen

Hey Y’all | Uh-Oh

We mostly go to the grocery store when we are running low on cat food. This week we needed almost everything for cat and people. The pantry was bare, the cats had only a small selection of canned food, and the dry food had one last crumb in the bag. We may starve, but the cats must be fed.

Tracey Wells

Homeowners Claims

Did your home take a storm hit or get some water damage? Before you pick up the phone to call in a claim, wait! Daily we receive home-owners insurance quote requests, and it never fails that some of these quote requests have prior claims. Notice, I said claims, being plural.

More Than You Can Imagine

I am an extremely positive and optimistic person. No matter what the situation, I always think it will work out with a best-case scenario. I definitely see the glass half-full.

Members of the Central Gwinnett High basketball team along with Foundation staffers Donna Zimmer and Daniele Aurandt.

12Stone supply drive to benefit thousands of Gwinnett students

Community giving… a key to student success

In two short weeks, Georgia’s largest school system, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS), kicks off a new school year welcoming more than 180,000 students. To ensure that students get off to a great start, members of Gwinnett’s 12Stone Church sponsored a school supply drive that collected more than 23,000 in donated items, including book bags, composition subject notebooks, pencils, pens, highlighters, hand sanitizers, binders, calculators and more.

Graves Park phase two construction starts soon

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract that will allow Graves Park in west Gwinnett to offer features to help patrons beat the heat and engage in some pickup soccer.

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation's aquatics staff won first place in the annual statewide lifeguard competition. From left to right are Arthur Bedard, Jacob Finco, Aiden Hall, Aliyah Berry, Joel Nickerson, Holly Smith, Aaron Murdock, Cole Hembree, and Christen Hardy.

Gwinnett County lifeguards win state competition

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation lifeguards won first place at the annual Georgia Recreation and Park Association State Lifeguarding Competition, held at Lake Oconee in Greene County on July 16. Gwinnett County lifeguards came from several different aquatics facilities across the County and were selected based on their outstanding attention to safety, CPR/AED, first aid, teamwork and athletic skills. Guards honed these skills over the course of the summer with both written and physical skill practice.