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What about your brothers and sisters?

By Christine M. Martinello

Recently, I had the privilege of meeting Bettye Faust Torbett Johnson, author of ‘The Want Ad’. and her husband, LaVoy. We talked about family, faith and caring about our brothers and sisters. Bettye’s story is of her courageous 51 year ‘search and find’ efforts to be part of family - on Earth and in Heaven.

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As spring turns to summer, we all look forward to getting outside more often for fresh air and exercise. Your county government offers many ways to help you do that.

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Georgia Meth Project Executive Director, Jim Langford stands with Judy Waters, CFNEG Executive Director, and Scott Phelan, CFNEG’s Professional Advisors Committee Chair, to receive a $5,000 grant to help fight against the use of Meth in our community.

The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia’s Professional Advisors Committee hosted a community education event on the Georgia Meth Project. The event, sponsored by Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, brought together citizens and business leaders from across the county to learn valuable facts about the use of Meth in our community and the importance of community awareness and advocacy about this drug.

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Karyn Greer to speak at GGC spring commencement

Karyn Greer, Emmy award-winning news anchor for the 11Alive Morning News, will be the featured speaker at Georgia Gwinnett College's spring commencement. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., May 15, on the main campus lawn.

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Winners -Students from Brookwood and Central Gwinnett high schools took part in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Shark Tank. Three student business were nominated to take part in the event finals May 7. From left to right are, Ezra Gebrekidan of Gwinnett Entrepreneur, Snellville Economic Development Manager Eric Van Otteren, Caitlin Costello and Erica Mills of Weed’Em & Reap, Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Johnson and Vivian Smith, Suhyr Beshir and Catherine Onyrimba of Sweet Treats.

Snellville - Once again budding high school entrepreneurs pitched their businesses to make their dreams come true. Gwinnett County high school students took part in a Shark Tank Wednesday and Thursday, pitching their business plan to win award start-up money and the right to compete for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Shark Tank title.

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