Local News

United Ebony Societ hosts
15th Annual MLK Celebration

The United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc. will host the 15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 19, 2015 in Lawrenceville, Georgia.  The theme, “Uniting in Faith and Perseverance: Celebrating 15 Years in Gwinnett” underscores how faith and perseverance enabled the United Ebony Society to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King through the vision of creating the first MLK Annual Parade in Gwinnett County.

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On January 6, 2015 my fellow board members and I adopted Gwinnett County’s 2015 Budget. We’re planning to invest about $1.42 billion to operate County services and build new capital facilities for all Gwinnett residents in 2015.

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Denise Smith, founder of Peace of Thread is shown among the many bags available to help support women with a substantive job
Peace of Thread... empowering from the inside-out
By Beth Volpert-Johansen

Four years ago, Denise Smith had just returned from six years with her husband and their jobs in Beirut. Life in Lebanon had left her feeling out of place back in Georgia.

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Kathryn Holland showing the proper height to test with a radon kit from UGA
How healthy is your home?
Radon is the silent killer
Gwinnett is in the highest potential zone for household radon levels...

Written by:  Morgan L. Barnett, UGA Radon Educator for UGA Extension Nutrition and Health Newsletter – September 2013; adapted by Kathryn Holland December 2014

Did you know your home could be filled with an invisible radioactive gas called Radon? Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the decay of uranium found in most rocks and soil.

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