Local News

Grayson mourns their fallen hero,
Richard Weeks
By Beth Volpert-Johansen

He flew helicopter rescue missions in Viet Nam…more than once. It was his duty. He loved his family. Loving them was beyond his duty, it was his joy. He was faithful to God and His Beloved Son. There was no question. He believed in prayer. He loved children. He loved people. And peppermints.

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Sugarloaf Fit Body Boot Camp
By Beth Volpert-Johansen

The first thing anyone might notice about Darren Terry is his exuberant enthusiasm for fitness, nutrition and the balance that a healthy body offers to anyone. At Sugarloaf Fit Body Boot Camp, members find a fun and non-intimidating atmosphere based on motivation, accountability, and strength of mind and body. 

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Buy Georgia Products
By Beth Volpert-Johansen

Enthusiasm is key when advocating for your cause. For Jason Moss of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, enthusiasm unlocks doors that lead to better business for each of the members.

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Preparing my annual State of County speech is always a chance to reflect on what’s great about Gwinnett County. Here are some of this year’s thoughts.

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Cool2Sweet - business with a heart
By Beth Volpert-Johansen

When eleven-year-old Ellie Peters told her mom, Jen, about her desire to start a business, mom figured the idea would blow over. A year later, mom and daughter have embarked upon a journey that has not only changed their lives, but the lives of the tiniest among us. 

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