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Cornett Hotel 1914

The Cornett Hotel circa 1914 sits on the corner of Crogan and Perry Streets. It was also known as the Hotel Pharr and Button Gwinnett Hotel. Today, the corner has been remodeled, housing Dominick’s Italian restaurant.

County seat coming full circle
By Katie Hart Smith 
Staff Correspondent

Lawrenceville, Georgia, located approximately thirty miles east of the city of Atlanta, is the county seat of Gwinnett County. The municipality was named in honor of Captain James Lawrence, a naval officer during the War of 1812 who commanded the Chesapeake.

colmen middle schoolFirst STEAM school in the county opened this year in Duluth on the site where Brooks Coleman started teaching in 1963 and where he had his first principals job.

Gwinnett’s Brooks Coleman: ‘‘Make your own luck”
By Carole Townsend 
Staff Correspondent

Brooks Coleman, Representative of the 97th District of the Georgia House of Representatives, is a collector. He’s a collector of treasures, but he also collects people, occupations and accomplishments. He’s a 77-year-young man, if mental acuity and his outlook on life are taken into account. An educator by trade (by his first trade, anyway), Coleman is passionate about both students and educators.

Tech student of the year 3 finalistLeft to right: Chase Matheson (2nd runner up); Keyon Whyte (1st runner up), and Matthew McDaniel (Overall Winner)

Archer’s McDaniel Receives 2017 Excellence in Career and Technical Education Student of the Year
By Staff Reports

Recognizing their achievement in Career and Technical Education courses during their high school careers, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) recently highlighted the work of 23 high school students during the Gwinnett County Public Schools 2017 Career and Technical Education Student of the Year awards recognition program.

Great Harvest Bread

Kim Kiser (Middle) with Rob and Traci Browne, are owners of Great Harvest Bread and ready to serve you!

Serving up freshly-milled whole grain breads, meals, and goodies
By Kim Kiser
Owner, Great Harvest Bread

I never imagined when I moved to Walton County with my family seventeen years ago, that one day I would be an owner of my own small business.

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