Straining Forward
By Will Zant

"Will, your box is in the garage. Dig through it. Whatever you don't want, toss it in the trash."

This past December, my mother had me sort through all the items that she and my brother had gathered from the attic of my childhood home.

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Photo by Loralee Beard, Magic Moment Photography

Gwinnett has great kids
By Loralee Beard, Magic Moment Photography

We all know about those people who turn on the charm for an audience.  The counter to this is Coach Oji Perkins of Lanier High School, normally an unusually dynamic, enthusiastic and athletic person. All this charms turns to stone when Coach Perkins spots a camera.

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Everything Ella - Ella Thomas

What can you accomplish in 10?
By Ella Thomas

10 days, 10 weeks, 10 months, 10 years- what can you accomplish? This was a prompt presented by the Atlantic institute for their annual art and essay contest. I spent a very long time trying to perfect my essay.

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By Jonathan Howes, Lead Pastor, Graystone Church

Peace on Earth?
By Jonathan Howes
Lead Pastor
Graystone Church

For me personally, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.  It’s an opportunity to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

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Julie Rizzo - Archer HS

2016 - a hopeful embrace

It’s time. It’s time to go back to work, to school, to the usual morning traffic and live on without the Christmas music. All of the family members have gone home and Santa is back in the North Pole.

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