Local News

A rendering of the mixed use proposal for new life in Lilburn

Awakening Lilburn... a new city
By Beth Volpert Johansen

Lilburn Mayor Johnny Crist is perhaps the city’s most enthusiastic cheerleader among a staff who appear to be genuinely excited over the changes being made to their sleepy town. Over the course of many years, Lilburn has been left behind in terms of economic development.

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Snellville PD reaches out to community with social media
By Carole Townsend

SNELLVILLE – “Hashtags.” “Likes.” “Posts.” Snellville Capt. Greg Perry throws these words around with as much savvy as a middle schooler might, and that’s pretty high praise. Perry, Capt. Carey Robert, Sgt. David Matson and even police chief Roy Whitehead are posting, liking and sharing information on Facebook. The good part?

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Give one last gift this holiday season with a blood donation

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to give one last gift this holiday season and discover the true meaning of giving by donating blood. 

Busy holiday schedules and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can often mean fewer donors giving blood. But for patients with cancer or other illnesses or injuries requiring blood transfusions, the need for blood is constant and doesn’t get a holiday break. The gift of a blood donation only takes about an hour and can give patients a chance to celebrate more holidays to come.

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Grayson resident Ron Hunt opens CruiseOne® franchise 
Vacation Specialist Certification Received After Completing Intensive Training Program

Grayson, Ga.  – Ron Hunt recently completed an intensive training program to become a certified CruiseOne® Vacation Specialist in Grayson. As a result of being part of the nation’s leading home-based travel agent franchise network, Hunt has access to the best cruise and land vacation deals and CruiseOne’s exclusive, elite product and service offerings. 

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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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