Johnny’s Pizza at Sugarloaf -
a family affair

By Carole Townsend
Staff Correspondent

Stephen Burge is a family man, and his “family” extends beyond his wife and seven children. The former chemistry and physics teacher bought the Johnny’s Pizza located on Sugarloaf Parkway in December 2015. He’s proud of the fact that his employees include some of his own children and a couple of former Archer high school students.

Food, shelter, and love

Lilburn couple works to keep pets and their humans together
Daffy’s Pet Soup Kitchen

By Carole Townsend
Staff Correspondent

Tom and Diane Wargo are retired. Well, that’s not quite accurate. The couple both left their former careers to work full time helping animals. That may sound like a quiet plan for their golden years, but the Wargos’ passion for bettering the lives of all animals is exhausting -  physically, emotionally, and financially.

Gideon Strong - 300 men and counting

By Carole Townsend
Staff Correspondent

Lawrenceville – There’s a movement going on in Gwinnett County, one that asks men to stand up and fight for life.  Every year, 1.2 million abortions take place in the United States; in 2015, more than 7,000 took place in Gwinnett County alone.

2016 Property Tax Bills due October 15

Tax Commissioner Richard Steele reminds taxpayers that 2016 property tax bills are due October 15.

For property owners with an escrow account, tax information is available to the mortgage company; however, it is ultimately the responsibility of the property owner to ensure taxes are paid by the due date.

New connects consumers 

By John L. Byrwa
Staff Correspondent

Jason Moss has a little game – an unscientific experiment, really – that he likes to share with his audience whenever he gives a speech in front of a gathering of his fellow Georgians.

“I’ll hold up a $100 bill and say, ‘I will give this to the first person who can name three or more products that are made in Georgia,’” Moss said. “Usually, the room goes dead silent.”

Real men wear pink

By Phylecia D Wilson
Staff Correspondent

October is Breast Cancer Month and several concerned men in Gwinnett are looking “pretty in pink” to show their support. They are doing it by joining efforts with Real Men Wear Pink to raise awareness and funds for the 2016 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC).