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.

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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.

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Lilburn master glass artist Hung Nguyen

Vietnamese artist from Lilburn accepted into prestigious American Craft Council Atlanta Show
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Lilburn (March 11, 2014) – When the American Craft Council (ACC) returns to Atlanta for its 25th Silver Anniversary Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Lilburn master glass artist Hung Nguyen will be there for the first time with 240 other superior craft artisans.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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From left, Jim Chen, Councilman Dave Emanuel and Ken Chen at the ribbon cutting event at the Rice Box on Highway 78 Saturday. The Chens donated more than $300 to Give Hunger the Boot, a charitable organization founded by Emanuel.

Rice Box gives back to community
By Staff Reports

SNELLVILLE (March 11, 2014) – When Ken and Jim Chen opened their new restaurant Rice Box, they said they wanted to give back to the community.

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