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From left, Jim Chen, Councilman Dave Emanuel and Ken Chen at the ribbon cutting event at the Rice Box on Highway 78 Saturday. The Chens donated more than $300 to Give Hunger the Boot, a charitable organization founded by Emanuel.

Rice Box gives back to community
By Staff Reports

SNELLVILLE (March 11, 2014) – When Ken and Jim Chen opened their new restaurant Rice Box, they said they wanted to give back to the community.

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From L-R: Shannon Davis, Britt Elementary media specialist; Doris Jones, Britt Elementary principal; Joe Ahrens, GCPS assistant superintendent for elementary schools; Kay Brickley, Britt Elementary literacy specialist; and Melissa Madsen, Britt Elementary assistant principal.

Britt ES selected for International Reading Association’s Exemplary Reading Program Award
By Staff Reports

SNELLVILLE (March 11, 2014) - A Gwinnett County learning community where volunteers join teachers to help students sharpen their reading skills recently impressed members of the Georgia Reading Association (GRA). On a recent visit to Britt Elementary in the South Gwinnett Cluster, GRA members ended their day selecting the school as the recipient of the 2014 International Reading Association Exemplary Reading Program Award.

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From left to right: Laura Meadows, Director, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia, Richard Mayberry, Dorothy Hubbard, Mayor, Albany; Chair, Municipal Training Board

Mayberry Receives Certificate of Achievement
By Staff Reports

ATLANTA (March 12, 2014) - Braselton Councilmember Richard Mayberry received the prestigious Certificate of Achievement from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's (GMA) Annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta on January 26.

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Fine arts: Appreciation will last a life time
By Beth Volpert

Support for the arts is of great importance, but when you are at the helm of one of the largest fine arts programs, support is just the beginning. A good leader must also have the experience to guide students and educators for the best possible results.

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Education is evolving and at Greater Atlanta Christian School they are constantly keeping up

Raising children with character and a calling
By  Christine M. Martinello

What is a good quality education?  That question is on the heart and mind of every teacher, politician, school administrator, parent, and student.  With all the rapid changes happening in the world, education is evolving.

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