Local News

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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County displays Berlin Wall section  

Lawrenceville, Ga (Sept. 3, 2014) – A four-ton chunk of the 100-mile long wall that once isolated West Berlin within East Germany for nearly three decades during the Cold War is now on display outside the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville. Graffiti artists painted an American flag, people and buildings on the side that once faced West Berlin.

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Duluth Fall Festival Concert
Free concert in Downtown Duluth 

Duluth – It’s going to be a stellar production as some of the finest talent from around the nation takes the stage in a performance to surely give party-goers a good time.

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Georgia Senator Gloria Butler  with the inaugural Leadership Snellville class: Beverly Powers, Alisa Boykin, Michelle Munroe, Pose Staples, Connie Robinson, Rita Blake, Mack Brannon, Omotayo Aiyere, Dexter Harrison, Antonio Wallace and Crystal Moon (not pictured).

UPDATE: 'Leadership Snellville' update and clarification from Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz regarding original press release from the Mayor's office 
By Auveed Bagheri Cawthon, Co-Publisher/Co-Editor

Snellville (September 1, 2014)- According to Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz, Leadership Snellville is not an official City Program of Snellville as implied in an earlier press release (below from the Mayor's office). 

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