Local News

Ladies Workout... success tailored to suit you
By Beth Volpert-Johansen

Working with women since 1995, Kelly Farris has heard every reason for why a woman might shy away from the gym. “Women have a lot on their plate,” says Farris. “Most women find themselves at the bottom of the list, if they make it to the gym at all.”

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L-R are:  Stephanie Hinnant (Program Director,)  Tammy and Paul Mazurkiewicz (owners).

Soles4Souls... local Little Gym 
collects little shoes for a big cause
The Little Gym has collected more than 1,000 pairs of shoes for soles4souls
By Beth Volpert-Johansen

The Webb Gin location of The Little Gym may cater to little friends, but those who fill their little shoes have big hearts. As with many local merchants, Co-owners Paul and Tammy Mazurkiewicz believe that giving back is paramount to good business and being part of a caring community. While their immediate community includes some of the smaller residents of the area, Paul and Tammy are happy to show these kids how to make a big impact, one pair of shoes at a time.

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The practice of holding town hall meetings dates back to colonial America and is one that continues at all levels of government today. The district commissioners and I see these forums as an opportunity for every day residents to share what’s on their mind with elected officials. So in keeping with tradition, we started another series of meetings in March. A total of four will be held this spring.

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Path Project... literacy makes a difference
By Beth Volpert-Johansen

The first things you notice as you watch the after school activities at The Path Project in the Gwinnett Estates Mobile Home Park in Loganville are the smiles. As the Volunteers welcome children straight off the bus, the kids all have the program down pat.

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