Kimarah Laurent and Reid Mullins

Reid Mullins Scholarship recipient for 2014
By Staff Reports

The Reid Mullins Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the recipient for 2014 is Kimarah Laurent.  She is a graduate of South Gwinnett High School in Snellville.  Kimarah plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall pursing a degree in International Affairs. 

Lt. J. G. Adams is presented the SAR Law Enforcement Medal by Awards Committee Chairman N. Walker Chewning of the Button Gwinnett Chapter SAR.

Lt. Adams receives SAR Law Enforcement Award
By Staff Reports

Each year the Awards Committee of the Button Gwinnett  Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution presents the Law Enforcement Medal to an individual who has served in this occupation. The medal is intended to recognize exceptional service or accomplishment in the field of law enforcement. 

Kistner legacy keeps on giving
By Staff Reports

Duluth -  The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia is excited to award the Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts a $20,000 grant through the Mary S. Kistner Endowment Fund. $15,000 will be awarded immediately in support of their Art of Giving Campaign. The remaining $5,000 will be issued as a challenge grant to help enable the Hudgens Center to leverage additional matching funds with other donors.

County displays Berlin Wall section  

Lawrenceville, Ga (Sept. 3, 2014) – A four-ton chunk of the 100-mile long wall that once isolated West Berlin within East Germany for nearly three decades during the Cold War is now on display outside the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville. Graffiti artists painted an American flag, people and buildings on the side that once faced West Berlin.

Duluth Fall Festival Concert
Free concert in Downtown Duluth 

Duluth – It’s going to be a stellar production as some of the finest talent from around the nation takes the stage in a performance to surely give party-goers a good time.

Georgia Senator Gloria Butler  with the inaugural Leadership Snellville class: Beverly Powers, Alisa Boykin, Michelle Munroe, Pose Staples, Connie Robinson, Rita Blake, Mack Brannon, Omotayo Aiyere, Dexter Harrison, Antonio Wallace and Crystal Moon (not pictured).

UPDATE: 'Leadership Snellville' update and clarification from Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz regarding original press release from the Mayor's office 
By Auveed Bagheri Cawthon, Co-Publisher/Co-Editor

Snellville (September 1, 2014)- According to Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz, Leadership Snellville is not an official City Program of Snellville as implied in an earlier press release (below from the Mayor's office). 

Back to School Jean Drive yields 140 pairs of jeans in 2014

Remember the excitement as a child of preparing for “Back to School” at the end of summer break? The   questions of “Who will be my teacher?  Will my friends be in my classes?   Will my BFF still be my BFF?   When can we shop for school supplies?  Not to mention, “What will I wear the first day of school?”