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MandirInside the Mandir in Lilburn. The Mandir is the most-visited tourist site in Gwinnett

Explore Gwinnett rolls out the red carpet 
By Carole Townsend 
Staff Correspondent

Lisa Anders is filled with energy and excitement about Gwinnett County, so it’s no wonder that she heads up the Explore Gwinnett organization as its Executive Director. The non-profit 501(c)(6), formerly named the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau (“That’s a mouthful of government words,” Anders quipped), Explore Gwinnett has one job, and that’s to attract conventions, groups and families to the county. Sounds simple enough, right? Not so fast. The job may be fun and exciting, but it’s far from simple.

final bookcover, Ellen & the Three PredictionsEllen and the Three Predictions is a young adult novel set in 1950’s Alabama. It is available at Cactus Moon Publications and Amazon.

Former BHS Broadcast Journalism Teacher Launches First Young Adult Novel
By Katie Hart Smith
Staff Correspondent

Alayne Smith, a former broadcast journalism teacher at Brookwood High School, launched her first young adult novel, Ellen and the Three Predictions, this month.

Lawrenceville Selects Project Manager for New Multi-Million Dollar Arts & Cultural Complex
Croft And Associates Selected to Spearhead Project, Expanded Arts Facility and College Campus Planned for Downtown
By Staff Reports

Lawrenceville (Gwinnett/Metro Atlanta) GA – May 2, 2017 - The City of Lawrenceville has selected a project management firm to spearhead a multi-million dollar facilities expansion in downtown. Croft and Associates, also leading the construction management of the City's new Public Works Facility, was selected through a request for proposal process to lead the development and expansion of the arts and cultural facility, home of Aurora Theatre, in downtown Lawrenceville.

MAW winner with Nathan Deal

Coleman Middle School sixth grader, Sharona Huang stands proudly alongside Governor Nathan Deal as a second place winner in Georgia's Manufacturing Appreciation Week student design competition.

Duluth Sixth Grader Wins Second Place in Statewide Student Design Contest
By Staff Reports

GWINNETT — Sharona Huang, a sixth grader at Duluth’s Coleman Middle School, had lunch with Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday. Huang won second place in the 2017 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design contest in the sixth through eighth grade category.

Paster Scott Mawdesley

Pastor Scott Mawdesley adds his touch to each hand-made journal.

Journaling -Write one line
By Carole Townsend 
Staff Correspondent

Pastor Scott Mawdesley has blended his love for writing and his love for working with leather, creating a fledgling business that promises to grow in time. Why? Its roots run deep.

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