The Combs Family back to a “norma” life in the USA.  The Combs Family left Grayson in 2008 for a three year mission trip to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania which is just south of Nairobi, Kenya. The experience was a combination of ministry, international education, new friendships and fun.

Dropping back in... after Mission Tanzania
By Beth Volpert

In 2008, when Pat and Paige Combs told their kids that the idea of taking on a mission assignment was going to be a reality, Madison and Brandon prepared to pack. The family was assigned to Dar Es Salaam on the coast of Tanzania. It was about as different from Grayson, Georgia as the family could get and would turn out to be a life-changing experience for everyone. Reentry into the lives they had left showed each member of the family exactly how they had been forever changed-for the better. 

Japan-America Society of Georgia - Japanese Classes Winter Session
Japanese Classes – Winter Session 2014
By Staff Reports

The Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG) will host the Winter Session of Japanese Classes. These Japanese classes will focus on communication skills needed in business environments as well as everyday conversation.  The courses will also center on inter-cultural communication and integrating important Japanese business and cultural etiquettes.

Gwinnett Tech, Busbee Center

Gwinnett Tech Posting Record Enrollment Growth for Academic Year
Fall Semester Enrollment Increase is State’s Largest, Spring Semester Keeping Pace
By Gwinentt Citizen Staff Reports

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (January 16, 2014) – With college students just settling back into classes for Spring Semester, it’s clear that Gwinnett Tech is in the midst of a record year for enrollment growth.

Stan Hall, executive director of the Gwinnett Sports Commission, and Jason Chandler, president of the GMC Foundation

Community Partnership Furthers Student Athletics  
Gwinnett Medical and Gwinnett Sports Commission Announce Georgia Gwinnett College Donation  
By Gwinnett Citizen Staff Reports

Duluth, Ga.(January 16, 2014) – Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC)-Duluth recently announced a gift from the Gwinnett Sports Commission benefitting Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC).  With the gift, an athletic transporter will be purchased so that injured athletes can be moved safely and securely from the field.

Courtney Hinesley

Miss Grayson 2014

 Miss Grayson 2014 will be Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Grayson High School theater.  All girls who live in the district, attend a Grayson Cluster school and has a parent who is a PTSA member are eligible to compete.  Age divisions will be based on number of participants for Pre K - 8th grade.  Crowns will be awarded for each high school year.  Grayson Mayor Allison Wilkerson and Carla Carraway are the new Directors for the Miss Grayson Pageant.

Snellville Police Dept. hands out 2013 awards

Snellville Police Dept. hands out 2013 awards

 

SNELLVILLE - The Snellville Police Department recognized members of its force for actions taking place in 2013.  

Department members voted for 2013 SPD Officer of the Year, 2013 SPD Supervisor of the Year, 2013 SPD Civilian Employee of the Year, and 2013 Reserve Officer of the Year. On Jan. 1, the announcement was made that the following employees were selected by their peers:

Dr. Norman Freid knocking on doors for sponsorships
Run the Reagan 2014!
By Beth Volpert

The 2014 Run the Reagan plans are in full swing for the day-long family celebration and race. According to their website, www.RuntheReagan.org, the race planners have the support of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, Gwinnett County Department of Transportation and the City of Snellville to close the Ronald Reagan Parkway.

Rita Valeri, Dacula, Chair of Service for Veterans Committee of Philadelphia Winn Daughters of the American Revolution in Lawrenceville; Sgt Major Patrick Amos, keynote speaker; & Lydia McGill, Snellville, First Vice Regent Philadelphia Winn.

Vietnam Vets honored by County and Philadelphia Winn DAR

This year marked the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, and Gwinnett County’s Veterans Day Tribute was an official homecoming welcome for Vietnam War Veterans. Held at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial located at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the program highlighted a symbolic return march home in which the veterans received a standing ovation. Once they assembled, a ceremonial yellow ribbon was cut in their honor.  Sergeant Major Patrick C. Amos delivered the keynote speech.