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A Bit of Snellville History – 
The new Bell Tower
By Thomas “Pap” H. Ewing 

In the year 1922 the Snellville citizens came together to build a facility to house a Consolidated School including the first through eleventh grades. It was to be Snellville Consolidated School, and was the first rural consolidated school in Gwinnett County. The first High School class graduated in 1923 and the last high school class – including the 12th grade by then – was the class of 1957. 

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Gwinnett launches discount prescription savings program

Lawrenceville, Ga. – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement with Coast2Coast Rx to offer prescription drug discount cards to residents. The new card will allow all County residents, regardless of income, age or health status, to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. 

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(Lawrenceville, Ga.) –A new active community park will be built soon to serve the recreational needs of the Lanier school cluster and Sugar Hill area in northern Gwinnett County. Funds from the 2009 SPLOST will pay for the $10.8 million contract commissioners approved Tuesday with low bidder Astra Group Inc.

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 From left are Cheri Carter, principal of Brookwood Elementary School, Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year Dr. Sharon Smith, Councilperson Barbara A. Bender and Perry Roberts, executive director of Institutional Development at Gwinnett Technical College who was acting Principal For A Day at BES.

Gwinnett teacher of the year surprised with proclamation at school

SNELLVILLE  - Gwinnett Teacher of the Year Dr. Sharon Smith was surprised with a proclamation from the city Monday as Councilperson Barbara A. Bender hand delivered it to her classroom at Brookwood Elementary School. 

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Snellville Parade, tree lighting to ring in Christmas season

Snellville – Snow is in the forecast for Saturday night, November 29, 2014. 

No, not real snow. Just some synthetic white stuff that will fill the air and sprinkle the ground at the first Lighted Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting.

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