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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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Maria Peck

SNELLVILLE – Local business owners don’t have to go it alone, according to those who presented at the city’s second Entrepreneur Summit of the year Tuesday.SNELLVILLE – Local business owners don’t have to go it alone, according to those who presented at the city’s second Entrepreneur Summit of the year Tuesday.

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GCPL and Norcross High School team up for MakerCamp

Norcross - Coming in June, the Gwinnett County Public Library, in partnership with Norcross High School, will host the first “MakerCamp” for Gwinnett students. MakerCamp introduces students to practical -- and fun -- hands on learning through the use of computer-aided design software and a MakerBot 3D printer.

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