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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.

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With Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, Gwinnett’s older adult population continues to grow. In fact, residents over the age of 65 numbered about 80,000 in 2015, a 45 percent jump from just five years earlier.

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

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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