Pictured l to r: Patrick Hall and Tim Clark from Dreamland BBQ, Councilmember Jim Dugan, Betsy McAtee CEO Dreamland BBQ, Mayor Nancy Harris, Councilmembers Billy Jones, Kelly Kelkenberg and Greg Whitlock, Economic Development Manager Chris McGahee.

Dreamland BBQ Breaks Ground in Downtown Duluth

Duluth, Ga – On November 5, 2014, a corporately owned Dreamland BBQ franchise restaurant broke ground on its new location in downtown Duluth.

Principal William Bo Ford and Dan Chelko at the 2014 Brookwood Hall of Fame Induction.
Brookwood High’s Hall of Famer... Dan Chelko
By Beth Volpert

“Making a difference” is a label that carries many meanings. Often, those who make differences are also humble in their efforts. Such is the case with Dan Chelko who was recently inducted into the Brookwood High School Hall of Fame along with former student Sean Johnson, goalkeeper for the Chicago Fire and the USA National team. 

Author Joey Hancock
Embroidered stories and Christmas tales... 
By Beth Volpert

Try to retrieve your own memories of Christmas. They might involve a tree, a special church service, gifts, food and perhaps, the memory of a special item that made its way out of a box each year. For Grayson’s Writer-in-Residence, Joey Hancock, Christmas stories are as much a part of the fabric of a Christmas memory as his mother’s embroidered poinsettia tablecloth. In fact, it was that embroidered tablecloth that led him to describe the stories he tells as “embroidered truths.” 

Crews students celebrating their completion of the Green Financial Scholars financial literacy program.
Crews Middle partnering for Financial Literacy

Just when you thought good money management was being lost on the next generation, Rod Hames, a Business/Computer Education teacher and Business Partner Liaison at Crews Middle School and Roger Green, President & CEO of Green Financial Resources (GFR) are partnering to help further educate Crews students on basic financial concepts through the Green Financial Scholars Program.

University of Ga Meat and Science
By John L. Byrwa 

The next time you visit your local grocery store and purchase meat, be it beef, pork or lamb, know that past and present students at the University of Georgia played a significant role in ensuring the quality, safety and packaging of that product. Thanks to the staff and students at the UGA’s Meat Science and Technology Center in Athens, the meat production industry gains invaluable educational and production practice knowledge that result in the highest-quality and safest products available.

Dennis McGowan Chairman, EMC Patient-Family  Advisory Committee
Patient-family centered care
By Dennis McGowan

Do you remember when the family doctor made house calls? Do you remember when people were once admitted as inpatients in the hospital for “a rest”?  It may seem like ancient history, particularly when compared to the current systems for the delivery of health care, but it was only one or two generations ago.