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Terry Downs
SGHS alumni battles 2nd round of brain cancer
By DeAnna Williams
 
South Gwinnett 1982 classmate and Snellville friend, Terry Downs, is bravely fighting his 2nd round of brain cancer.  First diagnosed in 2008 with IV Glioblastoma cancer, Terry was given just 18 months to live.  However, after a successful surgery, intense radiation and support from friends and family, he beat that round of cancer. 

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Pictured l to r: Patrick Hall and Tim Clark from Dreamland BBQ, Councilmember Jim Dugan, Betsy McAtee CEO Dreamland BBQ, Mayor Nancy Harris, Councilmembers Billy Jones, Kelly Kelkenberg and Greg Whitlock, Economic Development Manager Chris McGahee.

Dreamland BBQ Breaks Ground in Downtown Duluth

Duluth, Ga – On November 5, 2014, a corporately owned Dreamland BBQ franchise restaurant broke ground on its new location in downtown Duluth.

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Barbara Hinkle

Southern grace and gentility
By Beth Volpert

The pretty white house surrounded by picket and split rail fencing is home to a labor of love.

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Principal William Bo Ford and Dan Chelko at the 2014 Brookwood Hall of Fame Induction.
Brookwood High’s Hall of Famer... Dan Chelko
By Beth Volpert

“Making a difference” is a label that carries many meanings. Often, those who make differences are also humble in their efforts. Such is the case with Dan Chelko who was recently inducted into the Brookwood High School Hall of Fame along with former student Sean Johnson, goalkeeper for the Chicago Fire and the USA National team. 

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Author Joey Hancock

Try to retrieve your own memories of Christmas. They might involve a tree, a special church service, gifts, food and perhaps, the memory of a special item that made its way out of a box each year. For Grayson’s Writer-in-Residence, Joey Hancock, Christmas stories are as much a part of the fabric of a Christmas memory as his mother’s embroidered poinsettia tablecloth. In fact, it was that embroidered tablecloth that led him to describe the stories he tells as “embroidered truths.” 

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