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Sweetness made with love and laughter
By Beth Volpert-Johansen

The flavors curl right through the air and permeate the space between the front door of the Blue Rooster and the grounds of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. The fragrance is slightly Willy Wonka-like as the mind is transported back into the cookbooks filled with cherished tried-and-true recipes that found their way onto tables at family reunions, church dinners, and community picnics.

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Walton EMC CEO Ronnie Lee, left, signs the construction contract for Walton EMC's new community solar project with Radiance Solar COO Jamie Porges. The project is the largest of its type in the Eastern U.S. and will allow the cooperative's customer-owners to lease a portion of the facility and receive an offset on their electric bill for the solar electricity generated.

MONROE, Ga. – Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) announces the construction and operation of a one-megawatt community solar electricity generation farm in northeastern Walton County near Monroe through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Walton Solar.

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 College student, Tracy Sewell, leading campus-wide efforts.

Tracy Sewell, a horticulture student at Gwinnett Tech, has been awarded scholarships from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) and from the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). 

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