Gwinnett County Public Schools transitions to parent's choice of in-person or digital learning

Today, GCPS CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks updated and shared plans for transitioning to a blend of in-person and digital learning for students, based on their parents' choices.
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New partnership brings two top Gwinnet healthcare providers together

Gwinnett based Reagan Medical Center, a provider of medical care across a broad spectrum of patient needs, announced it has entered into a partnership with APEX Spine and Neurosurgery, one of the region’s most respected brain and spinal physician groups. APEX has co-located and is now serving patients, in Reagan’s Hamilton Mill, Grayson and Johns Creek facilities, and a new office in Alpharetta.
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2020 Reid and Deloris Mullins Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Reid and Deloris Mullins Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 scholarships. This year's scholarships were awarded based on teacher nomination.
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Local News

Gwinnett County Public Schools transitions to parent's choice of in-person or digital learning

Today, GCPS CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks updated and shared plans for transitioning to a blend of in-person and digital learning for students, based on their parents' choices.
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New partnership brings two top Gwinnet healthcare providers together

Gwinnett based Reagan Medical Center, a provider of medical care across a broad spectrum of patient needs, announced it has entered into a partnership with APEX Spine and Neurosurgery, one of the region’s most respected brain and spinal physician groups. APEX has co-located and is now serving patients, in Reagan’s Hamilton Mill, Grayson and Johns Creek facilities, and a new office in Alpharetta.
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2020 Reid and Deloris Mullins Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Reid and Deloris Mullins Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 scholarships. This year's scholarships were awarded based on teacher nomination.
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Eastside Medical Center Announces Uninsured Assistance Hotline

Eastside’s free hotline assists community members whose insurance coverage has been impacted by life-changing events such as job loss or reduced income.
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Gwinnett County Public Schools updates decision and moves to 100% digital instruction

On July 20, 2020, CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks announced that Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) will open the 2020-21 school year on August 12 with all students receiving digital instruction. Although the district had planned to begin with both in-person and digital instruction, the current COVID-19 situation required a change in those plans.
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Corners Outreach Employs Hispanic Women to Sew Masks

Masks, masks, everywhere masks. And Corners Outreach is no stranger to the industry. This Peachtree Corners non-profit organization whose forte has been tutoring children of low-income families and offering lawn care services to residents in the area has branched out to making masks.
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Welcome to Wildlife in the City - The Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife is back...and Lilburn's got 'em.
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Gwinnett County CARES Act Loan, Grant Application Deadline Set for July 24

Small businesses hurt by the pandemic have until 5 p.m. on July 24 to apply for Gwinnett's federal CARES Act grants and loans.
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Six Different Food Co-ops Serve Gwinnett County

There stands a tall oak tree at the intersection of Herring Road, Brannen Boulevard and Gray Industrial Parkway in Grayson. Behind it is a large warehouse on a gravel parking lot that houses the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry, one of six non-profit food co-ops in Gwinnett County.
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Snellville United Methodist Church Reopens Mid-July

Standing in line at the ATM machine at Bank of America on the corner of Oak Road and Highway 78 in Snellville, one can hear the chimes playing hymns from the belfry of the United Methodist Church across the street. But
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Gwinnett Small Business Assistance Program accepting Loan, Grant Application for Cares Act Funds

Today, June 30th, Gwinnett County Small Business Assistance Program has begun accepting applications for $20 million in federal CARES Act grants and loans from for-profit businesses hurt by the pandemic.
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Women's Specialists of Northside Gwinnett has joined the Northside network

Women's Specialists of Northside Gwinnett, a Northside Network Provider is pleased to announce its new office location. The office is now located at 601A Professional Drive Suite 310 in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
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Northside Gwinnett Women's Health joins Northside network

Northside Hospital is pleased to welcome Northside Gwinnett Women's Health, formerly Gwinnett Gynecology and Maternity.
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Peachtree Corners Internal Medicine joins the Northside Network

Northside Hospital Healthcare System recently welcomed Peachtree Corners Internal Medicine to its network. Dr. George Aubley will lead efforts at the practice located at 6460 Spalding Drive, Suite A in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.
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Gwinnett County Public Library Partners with Vision to Learn to Offer Free Eye Exams and Glasses for Students

Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) and Vision to Learn will provide free eye exams and eyeglasses to students in Gwinnett County this summer.
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Walton EMC Annual Meeting Successful Despite COVID-19

We're all familiar with drive-through restaurants, drive-through banks and drive-through pharmacies. Las Vegas even has a drive-through wedding chapel. Now Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) can add its Annual Meeting to the list of drive-throughs.
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Walton EMC Continues to Resume Normal Operations

Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has taken many precautions over the last few months to protect its customer-owners and employees from COVID-19.
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Gwinnett County Schools announce plan to open school with two back to school options

Gwinnett County Public Schools are preparing to start the 2020-21 school year as planned on August 5. As part of the planning process, GCPS gathered feedback from families about their preferred way to return to school.
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Remote Addiction Resources During Coronavirus

Georgians are sheltering at home in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and this new reality has many people using technology like never before to stay connected to their families, friends, and broader support networks.
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Gwinnett County is on the Road to Recovery

Many of us need courage right now to face the unseen and unknown storms, changes and challenges caused by COVID-19. Many of us are also facing other types of challenges that require a courageous response.
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Lettum’ Eat feeds thousands in need

Renowned Chef Hank Reid, follows his passion in providing meals to those who are hungry in the Gwinnett County community.
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GCPS librarian named best in the nation

School Library Journal (SLJ) and Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, have named Meadowcreek High School’s Cicely Lewis as the nation’s 2020 School Librarian of the Year.
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DNR: What to do when you see a snake?

As spring hits full stride, Daniel Sollenberger, a senior wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will field more calls and emails about snakes. And most will involve two questions: What species is this and what should I do?
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96 year old woman sews face masks for coronavirus protection

As challenging as the novel coronavirus has made life in many ways, current circumstances have also given “ordinary” people the opportunity to show love and kindness to their fellow human beings.
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Lawrenceville restaurateur responds to health crisis by helping others

Curbside menu pickup, grocery orders, and serving others... Bruce Kennedy is a busy man, and many Gwinnettians know him, though they may not be aware of all that they do today. Kennedy is one of the partners who owns Universal Joint in Lawrenceville. This popular eatery on the Lawrenceville square has been hit hard by the coronavirus health crisis, as have so many other restaurants.
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Gwinnett Public Library introduces new digital offerings and resources

While physical branches are closed, GCPL has found new ways to provide resources and services that enrich and inspire our community.
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Snellville woman views life through a soft lens

For those who know Marlene Buchanan of Snellville, "soft" might not be the first word that comes to mind when asked about her. "Funny?" Yes. "Honest?" Definitely.
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Georgia ranks 4th in Biggest Increase in Unemployment Claims Due to Coronavirus

With the U.S. experiencing an extremely large number of unemployment claims, WalletHub released a study today with updated rankings for the States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to the Coronavirus.
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Georgia Secretary of State Announces Postponement of Primary Election Until June 9

Today, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that pursuant to the authority vested in him by O.C.G.A. § 21-2-50.1, he is postponing the Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election until June 9, 2020.
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Gov. Kemp Issues Order Deputizing Sheriffs to enforce Shelter in Place Order

Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order 04.03.20.01 to deputize sheriffs for enforcement of Executive Order 04.02.20.01 involving businesses, establishments, for-profit and non-profit corporations, and organizations.
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Living

Keeping Gwinnett Healthy: Our Response to COVID-19

The shutdown around the nation started in mid-March, which seems like forever ago. After two months of responding to rapidly changing events, the district commissioners and I are looking to the future and how we can help Gwinnett come out on the other side of this stronger than ever.
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Ain’t No Grave

In Luke’s gospel, he shares a story of Jesus, his disciples and a large crowd with him going to the Galilean town of Nain. When they enter to the town, there is a funeral procession taking place.
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2020 Census: Making Sure Gwinnett Counts

On April 1, each one of us will be called on to perform one of the most important acts we can do as residents of Gwinnett County, the state of Georgia, and the United States: participate in the 2020 Census. Along with voting, answering the census questionnaire every 10 years is one of the biggest factors in shaping government and its influence on your life.
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Rotary and World Understanding Month

In the Rotary world, February is known as World Understanding Month because the focus is on goodwill, peace and understanding among people of the world. In an age where people cannot seem to agree on the most trivial things, the fact that millions of Rotarians are actively seeking to be understanding of others is refreshing.
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If Jesus was hitchhiking, would you pick him up?

Then Jesus said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.” Luke 9:23-24
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What is Your EQ?

As a student, have you ever wonder what your IQ score is or wished it were higher? Well, no matter the level of your Intelligence Quotient or IQ, when it comes to happiness and success in life, EQ or Emotional Intelligence is just as, if not more important, than IQ. Emotional intelligence helps you build stronger relationships, succeed at school, and achieve your career and personal goals.
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Rotary New Year 2020

I spent the last year writing articles explaining the Rotary philosophy and what Rotary emphasizes each month of the year. I have shared volunteer activities, with numerous pictures of Rotarians engaged in making a difference in the community. I have asked for volunteers and asked for people who are like-minded to step up and join our efforts to “do good in the world”.
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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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Dr. Jim Cantrell in front of the stain glass and altar at Snellville United Methodist Church

Standing in line at the ATM machine at Bank of America on the corner of Oak Road and Highway 78 in Snellville, one can hear the chimes playing hymns from the belfry of the United Methodist Church across the street. But

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Dr. George Aubley

Northside Hospital Healthcare System recently welcomed Peachtree Corners Internal Medicine to its network. Dr. George Aubley will lead efforts at the practice located at 6460 Spalding Drive, Suite A in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. 

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