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The Britt'sSummit Chase Country Club owner Van Britt (R), son Don Britt, General Manager (L), daughter Adrienne Britt Levesque, Controller.

Summit Chases generosity and support
By John L. Byrwa
Staff Correspondent

Steve Thompson, the longtime head golf coach at Brookwood High School, shudders to think what he and his teams would do without Van and Don Britt, the owner and general manager, respectively, of Summit Chase Country Club.

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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.

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Steffen Wolfgang Thomas

A Connection to Atlanta’s history and beyond...

At an early age I discovered that I had neither the imagination nor skills to pursue art as my field of interest. However, being introduced to Steffen Thomas revealed to me what imagination and skill can do when applied to any medium.

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After 13 years of hard work during their K-12 academic careers, more than 12,100 potential Gwinnett graduates are counting down the days. The 12,150 high school seniors will walk across the stage this week as the school district congratulates the Class of 2017, the largest and most decorated to date. 

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