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Jon Langston, Hometown country singer

There are a million and one reasons to be “the talk of the town.”  The folks in and around Grayson are talking about Jon Langston, a real hometown celebrity. The reason?

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Having been in the cosmetic industry for 17 years I have had the opportunity to see a variety of situations, products, treatments and providers and the culmination of that experience has shaped the business model of About Face Skin Care. Of course, I had heard the stories and seen the media coverage of overdone cosmetic procedures and I admit I was apprehensive about being a part of this world.

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Courage in the face of hunger, fear of sleeping in your car and the very thought of possibly placing your children in an insecure situation is not something most people think about on a daily basis, but for too many, it is a reality. Homelessness is not defined by any one word. It is complex and can take place for any socioeconomic status in the blink of a pink slip. With a society living paycheck to paycheck, regardless of income, homelessness is a state that can occur within a very short amount of time. Courage in the face of fear is a start. Finding help is the next step. The Salvation Army’s Home Sweet Home program is a compassionate place to start. 

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Gail Stroud, when she was recognized by the board for her 50 years of service.

If you mention the name of RN Gail Stroud to any staff member who has worked with her at Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC), one word comes to mind – passion. That’s because Stroud is not only passionate about the patients to whom she has given care since 1963, but because of her passion  as an advocate throughout her career to improve Gwinnett citizen’s lives through better health care facilities.

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L. C. Johnson (Left), Gwinnett County resident, donates much of his time to help others and has been a father figure to many. Pictured is L.C. Johnson (L) with Major Glenn Fite (R), retired Salvation Army Officer.

“My dad was not only a great provider growing up,” says Daryl Keith Johnson, “He gave me lots of inspiration, knowledge, and support. I was really grateful for that.”

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