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Kimarah Laurent and Reid Mullins

Reid Mullins Scholarship recipient for 2014
By Staff Reports

The Reid Mullins Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the recipient for 2014 is Kimarah Laurent.  She is a graduate of South Gwinnett High School in Snellville.  Kimarah plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall pursing a degree in International Affairs. 

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Lt. J. G. Adams is presented the SAR Law Enforcement Medal by Awards Committee Chairman N. Walker Chewning of the Button Gwinnett Chapter SAR.

Lt. Adams receives SAR Law Enforcement Award
By Staff Reports

Each year the Awards Committee of the Button Gwinnett  Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution presents the Law Enforcement Medal to an individual who has served in this occupation. The medal is intended to recognize exceptional service or accomplishment in the field of law enforcement. 

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Kistner legacy keeps on giving
By Staff Reports

Duluth -  The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia is excited to award the Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts a $20,000 grant through the Mary S. Kistner Endowment Fund. $15,000 will be awarded immediately in support of their Art of Giving Campaign. The remaining $5,000 will be issued as a challenge grant to help enable the Hudgens Center to leverage additional matching funds with other donors.

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Mr. Dana Pugh, Principal, Grayson High School

Stealthy Administrator at Grayson High School
By Beth Volpert

As Grayson High School begins its fifteenth year with new principal Dana Pugh, changes mix with a strong sense of tradition within the walls of the building. Those walls sometimes seem as if they might be just a little charmed, not unlike like the walls in a Harry Potter novel since they don’t seem to be able to keep the principal from being almost everywhere all the time.

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On Robin Williams’ suicide and preventing suicide in Georgia
By Ann Wilder, M.S., M.B.A.

We often say, “life is worth living,” but to a person filled with feelings of despair, hopelessness, or regret, these are hollow words. Many kinds of emotional and physical pain can lead to thoughts of suicide.  Approximately 1,100 Georgia families are impacted by a completed suicide each year and many more impacted by suicide attempts.  In the darkest moments, a person can often feel as though the pain and unhappiness is permanent, no solution will ever come, and no change is possible.

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