Community volunteer leaves lasting impact

Ever present with a winning smile and can-do attitude, Judy Patterson of the Archer Cluster of schools located in Lawrenceville was one of those super moms able to look beyond her own children to the welfare of all children in the community. Whether raising funds for Cooper Elementary, serving on the PTA board, participating on the Archer Schools Council, or stepping in weekly if not daily to assist teachers and students in the classroom, the word no simply was not in Judy’s vocabulary.

Pictured: Autumn Williams 2017 winner of the Judy Patterson Legacy Scholarship pre-sented by Stacy Patterson (R).

Katie Hart Smith & Carole Townsend

(L-R) Authors Katie Hart Smith and Carole Townsend

Congratulations Carole Townsend and Katie Hart Smith!

The 53rd Georgia Author of the Year Awards (books published in 2016) was held on June 3, 2017. Local authors Carole Townsend and Katie Hart Smith were recognized for their talent and craft.

Michelle Lombardo & Karen McNamara

Michelle Lombardo and Karen McNamara and Puppets

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By Carole Townsend 
Staff Correspondent

Every now and then, you run across somebody who loves what they do for a living. They’re passionate about it, and that passion is evident in their speech, their expressions and even in their workplace.

Carcoustics to Create 200 Jobs in Gwinnett County

(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) June 13, 2017 – Gov. Nathan Deal, Partnership Gwinnett, Gwinnett County and a host of partners today announced that Carcoustics, a supplier to the automotive industry, will create 200 jobs and invest $6 million in a new Buford facility over the next five years. The newly created jobs will include positions in manufacturing.

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