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Mayor Kelly Kautz visits Partee Elementary for Career Day and answers  questions from students about city government and being mayor.

Over the last 90 years the City of Snellville has transitioned from a farming community into a daytime destination for many. Snellville has become a retail hub spurred by development on Highway 78 and, later, Highway 124 with more businesses in the works to make Snellville home.

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Members of the Snellville Tourism & Trade Commerce Club with Sarah Lawley of South Gwinnett High School and Erica Mills of Brookwood who won $1,000 scholarships.

SNELLVILLE – Two students from South Gwinnett and Brookwood high schools each received a $1,000 scholarship for their academic achievements from Snellville Tourism & Trade Tuesday.

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Veteran educator Marion Sebastian works with Riverside Elementary students.

Riverside ES’ Sebastian honored for
dedication to gifted children

A veteran Gwinnett County educator, who received a number of accolades during her career with Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS), continues to be recognized even into retirement. Marion Sebastian, who is retired but still serves Riverside Elementary students part-time, was presented with the state’s most prestigious recognition for educators who work with gifted children.

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AAA: summer travel off to a hot start
81% of Georgians plan to travel in the next three months

The majority of Georgia residents (81%) plan to kick start the summer travel season by taking at least one leisure trip of 50 miles or more requiring overnight accommodations during the next three months. This reflects a 2 percentage point increase from 2013, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey on summer travel plans.

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Daryl K Johnson

Acting homeward...
Daryl K. Johnson
By Beth Volpert

Coming home was always something to look forward to in the Johnson household. It was a pleasant place with lots of love and solid parents. The Johnson home was always the sort of place where a kid knew that his parents meant it when they said, “You can be anything you want to be, you just have to workhard.” Growing up in that kind of environment gave Daryl K. Johnson enough courage to follow his dream to become an actor.

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