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Peachtree Ridge student Rachel Havens has no recollection of being hit in the head during the soccer game that dramatically changed her life in the fall of 2011. She doesn’t recall anything about the game – just, that suddenly she awoke in the hospital.

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Nancy Powell modeling a colorful palette of memorable costumes.



Wearing many hats is sometimes considered a challenge. For teacher and actress, Nancy Powell, wearing many hats is a way to bring learning and characters to life. Many hats and lots of costumes, along with a variety of voices, have allowed the veteran teacher to blend her love of the theater with her love of teaching.

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I was pleased when the editors of The Gwinnett Citizen asked me to write a regular column about the county government. As a 27-year employee, I believe I have some relevant experience especially in the financial and budget areas. For the last nine of those years, I served as the appointed County Administrator. After a brief retirement, I became an elected official for the first time in my life, serving as the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners since March 2011.

County government has changed a lot over those years

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Creative Enterprises, Inc. - Making a difference in the lives of our special needs citizens and their families

Bob Hartman’s sister knew her brother had a talent for art but when she encouraged him to attend Creative Enterprises Inc (CEI) for an art program, he balked.

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