GCPS holds Career Connections
By Helen Quinlan

As children poured into the great room of the Gwinnett Civic Center, 165 companies, colleges, as well as 17 Georgia Departments of Education career clusters were at the ready to talk with the kids about what their kind of business could mean to them in their future.

Happy 102nd Birthday Ivy Morgan

On December 12, Ivy Morgan, Grayson area resident, celebrates her 102nd birthday with friends and family at a big dinner party, complete with birthday cake and music, hosted by Loganville Legacy Lions Club.  Ivy grew up in London with father Charles, a taxi driver, mother Ada, a waitress, and younger brother Leslie. 

Trader J’s Auction: A place full of Christmas Spirit

Trader J’s Auction is more than just an auction house, it’s a family of caring and generous people who support local charities throughout the year and especially at Christmas time.  This year the auction will be open again to homeless and needy families from Lawrenceville and Jenkins Elementary schools and the Villa Lodge in Lawrenceville for Christmas shopping. 

Give one last gift this holiday season with a blood donation

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to give one last gift this holiday season and discover the true meaning of giving by donating blood. 

Busy holiday schedules and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can often mean fewer donors giving blood. But for patients with cancer or other illnesses or injuries requiring blood transfusions, the need for blood is constant and doesn’t get a holiday break. The gift of a blood donation only takes about an hour and can give patients a chance to celebrate more holidays to come.

Grayson resident Ron Hunt opens CruiseOne® franchise 
Vacation Specialist Certification Received After Completing Intensive Training Program

Grayson, Ga.  – Ron Hunt recently completed an intensive training program to become a certified CruiseOne® Vacation Specialist in Grayson. As a result of being part of the nation’s leading home-based travel agent franchise network, Hunt has access to the best cruise and land vacation deals and CruiseOne’s exclusive, elite product and service offerings. 

Gwinnett launches discount prescription savings program

Lawrenceville, Ga. – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement with Coast2Coast Rx to offer prescription drug discount cards to residents. The new card will allow all County residents, regardless of income, age or health status, to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. 

SPLOST funds to build new Level Creek Park

(Lawrenceville, Ga.) –A new active community park will be built soon to serve the recreational needs of the Lanier school cluster and Sugar Hill area in northern Gwinnett County. Funds from the 2009 SPLOST will pay for the $10.8 million contract commissioners approved Tuesday with low bidder Astra Group Inc.