Veteran educator Marion Sebastian works with Riverside Elementary students.

Riverside ES’ Sebastian honored for
dedication to gifted children

A veteran Gwinnett County educator, who received a number of accolades during her career with Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS), continues to be recognized even into retirement. Marion Sebastian, who is retired but still serves Riverside Elementary students part-time, was presented with the state’s most prestigious recognition for educators who work with gifted children.

AAA: summer travel off to a hot start
81% of Georgians plan to travel in the next three months

The majority of Georgia residents (81%) plan to kick start the summer travel season by taking at least one leisure trip of 50 miles or more requiring overnight accommodations during the next three months. This reflects a 2 percentage point increase from 2013, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey on summer travel plans.


Ethan and Austin- best buddies

By Marlene Ratledge Buchanan

Ethan Erlandson, a graduating senior from Mill Creek High School was asked to write and essay on his life for his college application. It made such an impact on his teachers and others who read it, that it was shared over and over again with friends and family of special needs children and adults.

Iron Accents opens new location in downtown Lawrenceville

IronAccents.com was established in 1999 by Valerie and Mark Kirves. The family owned and operated company began as small online operation that specialized in wrought iron brackets and wall plaques. Over the years, the company has maintained its family operation and honest approach, but the product line has expanded to include all types of home & tabletop décor, garden accents and furniture.

Who wants to be a millionaire?

By Auveed Bagheri Cawthon

Times may have changed but each day we are faced with choices to make that can have life long effects, especially financial choices. The need for financial literacy is very important and has evolved with technology and learning. The younger you can begin being educated the better. According to many surveys, we are turning into a cashless society with over 70% of consumers saying they use less cash today than they did 10 years ago.

Georgia Meth Project Executive Director, Jim Langford stands with Judy Waters, CFNEG Executive Director, and Scott Phelan, CFNEG’s Professional Advisors Committee Chair, to receive a $5,000 grant to help fight against the use of Meth in our community.

Foundation help community fight against Meth use

The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia’s Professional Advisors Committee hosted a community education event on the Georgia Meth Project. The event, sponsored by Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, brought together citizens and business leaders from across the county to learn valuable facts about the use of Meth in our community and the importance of community awareness and advocacy about this drug.

Karyn Greer to speak at GGC spring commencement

Karyn Greer, Emmy award-winning news anchor for the 11Alive Morning News, will be the featured speaker at Georgia Gwinnett College's spring commencement. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., May 15, on the main campus lawn.

Winners -Students from Brookwood and Central Gwinnett high schools took part in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Shark Tank. Three student business were nominated to take part in the event finals May 7. From left to right are, Ezra Gebrekidan of Gwinnett Entrepreneur, Snellville Economic Development Manager Eric Van Otteren, Caitlin Costello and Erica Mills of Weed’Em & Reap, Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Johnson and Vivian Smith, Suhyr Beshir and Catherine Onyrimba of Sweet Treats.

Field set for young entrepreneur of the Year Shark Tank
By Staff Reports

Snellville - Once again budding high school entrepreneurs pitched their businesses to make their dreams come true. Gwinnett County high school students took part in a Shark Tank Wednesday and Thursday, pitching their business plan to win award start-up money and the right to compete for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Shark Tank title.