From left to right, Tom Merkel-The IMPACT! Group, Kyra Slack & Shirley Cabe-Norcross Cooperative Ministry, Greg Lang-Good Samaritan, Judy Waters - CFNEG, Sherry Patton & Leigh Couch - Creative Enterprises.

Community Foundation awards $125,000 in Challenge Grants
By Staff Reports

DULUTH, GA (March 12, 2014) - The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia (CFNEG) is pleased to announce the award of $125,000 in Challenge Grants to four non-profit organizations in our community - Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett, The IMPACT! Group, Norcross Cooperative Ministry and Creative Enterprises, Inc.

Pictured L to R: Officer Crystal Findura, Detective Teria Russell, Sgt. Steve Walker, Lt. Robert Montgomery, and Officer Tony Thaxton

City of Duluth Honors Top Officers With Help From the Community
By Staff Reports

Duluth, Georgia (March 12, 2014) – The Duluth Police Department held its annual Awards Luncheon to honor the top officers for 2013. Also present were local business owners and community leaders that have joined together to help continue this banquet since it was cut from the City budget several years ago as a cost saving measure.

From left, Snellville Mayor Pro Tempore Tom Witts presents Gretchen and Kurt Schulz with the Snellville Tourism and Trade Marcy Pharris Volunteer of the Year award at a dinner at the Summit Chase Country Club in Snellville Saturday.

STAT gives awards to volunteers
By Staff Reports

SNELLVILLE (March 12, 2014) - A group of volunteers were lauded for their dedication to the city at the Snellville Tourism and Trade Marcy Pharris Volunteer of the Year award dinner Saturday.

From L-R: Shannon Davis, Britt Elementary media specialist; Doris Jones, Britt Elementary principal; Joe Ahrens, GCPS assistant superintendent for elementary schools; Kay Brickley, Britt Elementary literacy specialist; and Melissa Madsen, Britt Elementary assistant principal.

Britt ES selected for International Reading Association’s Exemplary Reading Program Award
By Staff Reports

SNELLVILLE (March 11, 2014) - A Gwinnett County learning community where volunteers join teachers to help students sharpen their reading skills recently impressed members of the Georgia Reading Association (GRA). On a recent visit to Britt Elementary in the South Gwinnett Cluster, GRA members ended their day selecting the school as the recipient of the 2014 International Reading Association Exemplary Reading Program Award.

From left to right: Laura Meadows, Director, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia, Richard Mayberry, Dorothy Hubbard, Mayor, Albany; Chair, Municipal Training Board

Mayberry Receives Certificate of Achievement
By Staff Reports

ATLANTA (March 12, 2014) - Braselton Councilmember Richard Mayberry received the prestigious Certificate of Achievement from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's (GMA) Annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta on January 26.

Cops and Robbers run set for April 19, 2014

SNELLVILLE (February 27, 2014) – A Cops and Robbers 5 and 10K run will take place April 19 to benefit the Snellville Citizens Police Academy and the Snellville Rotary Club. Pre-registration for the event ends April 12, 2014. The run will follow a beautiful course through Briscoe Park and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Casino Night to benefit Community Garden

SNELLVILLE (February 27, 2014) – A Casino Night to benefit the city’s Snellville community garden will take place beginning with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. March 15 at the Summit Chase Country Club.

The event is open to the public and is presented by the Gwinnett Sunrise Rotary Club, the Snellville Tourism and Trade Association and the Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce.