Cornett Hotel 1914

The Cornett Hotel circa 1914 sits on the corner of Crogan and Perry Streets. It was also known as the Hotel Pharr and Button Gwinnett Hotel. Today, the corner has been remodeled, housing Dominick’s Italian restaurant.

County seat coming full circle
By Katie Hart Smith 
Staff Correspondent

Lawrenceville, Georgia, located approximately thirty miles east of the city of Atlanta, is the county seat of Gwinnett County. The municipality was named in honor of Captain James Lawrence, a naval officer during the War of 1812 who commanded the Chesapeake.

colmen middle schoolFirst STEAM school in the county opened this year in Duluth on the site where Brooks Coleman started teaching in 1963 and where he had his first principals job.

Gwinnett’s Brooks Coleman: ‘‘Make your own luck”
By Carole Townsend 
Staff Correspondent

Brooks Coleman, Representative of the 97th District of the Georgia House of Representatives, is a collector. He’s a collector of treasures, but he also collects people, occupations and accomplishments. He’s a 77-year-young man, if mental acuity and his outlook on life are taken into account. An educator by trade (by his first trade, anyway), Coleman is passionate about both students and educators.

Pastor Scott Mawdesley adds his touch to each hand-made journal.

Pastor Scott Mawdesley has blended his love for writing and his love for working with leather, creating a fledgling business that promises to grow in time. Why? Its roots run deep.

Skin Alley Transformed with “Tumblefield” Mural
Post a selfie with Norcross' newest masterpiece

The before and after photos of Skin Alley says it all. The once mundane cinderblock building that could be seen by both drivers and pedestrians from the Alley, Lillian Webb Park and downtown, has now been transformed into a work of art.