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Melinda and Jim Hollandsworth (right) with MacKenzie one of our staff members (left) and Sophia Abarca. Sophia just became the first person in her family to graduate high school this past May when she graduated from South Gwinnett. “She has been in our program since 6th grade and was a catalyst in us starting the path project in 2010 when she asked us - when are you guys going to leave? Churches always leave. That was the moment we decided to dig in and stay for the long haul”, said Jim Hollandsworth.

Path Project, a non-profit and community development organization who helps academically at-risk children in mobile home communities, will be launching their Buford addition to aid students in the mobile home of Countryside Village of Lake Lanier.  

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Peachtree Ridge graduates making careers in art and fashion
By Carole Townsend
Staff Correspondent

Curtis and Kaiya Smith are brother and sister, and they’re both graduates of Peachtree Ridge High School. But their connection runs even deeper than family and school; as artists, both siblings are making marks on the world around them. 

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Restored dolls and toys revive memories
By Carole Townsend
Staff Correspondent

Linda Blase isn’t a “doll” person. It’s one of the reasons that she’s so very good at restoring them. Being able to look at a doll and see all its separate parts is difficult for someone who loves dolls.

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New schools host events for students and parents

As students head back to school in Gwinnett County on Monday, August 8, many of them will be learning their way around new buildings. GCPS opens two new schools this fall—Coleman Middle School and Baldwin Elementary School.

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Mac Stewart, rising artist
By Theresa Rice

Painter and muralist Mac Stewart is making serious headway in his chosen profession, the one he decided on at seventeen when he began to homeschool so he would have time to paint.

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