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Students from Parkview's marching band and football team. L-R — Bottom Row: Jordan Williams, Sarah Hall, Amelia Young, CJ Daniels and Kylan Harding. Back Row:  Tyler Wagner, Jack Davis, Derrick Brown, Tyler Nerbonne, Zachary Nerbonne, Michael Carswell and Kobe Wilson.

Students on Parkview’s marching band are preparing for a trip some consider the opportunity of a lifetime. On January 1, 2020, the Band will participate in the London New Year’s Day Parade, which is expected to have an audience of about 500 million tuning in through a variety of international television networks and live streaming.

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Branch Manager Carisa Buffington, left, and Member Service Agent Karen Harmon at the Delta Community Branch in Buford.

Carisa Buffington is new to the Delta Community Credit Union retail branch in Buford, but she is not new to the role of manager, or to serving credit union members in Gwinnett County. Since joining Delta Community in 2012, she has worked at three different branch locations - all of them in Gwinnett.

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Georgia author and columnist, Katie Hart Smith introduced her latest novel, High Cotton and Magnolias, at a launch party held at Truth’s Community Clinic on Sunday, June 30, 2019, donating a portion of the book’s proceeds to the non-profit organization. (from L - R:  Marcy Terranova, Scarlett Rigsby, Katie Hart Smith, Mamie Outler, Cassie Terranova, Marie Beiser)

In High Cotton and Magnolias, the protagonist, Addie Engel, continues her life journey as a nurse-in-training at Atlanta’s Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing, where she finds that hope, faith, love, and change are the only constants. Throughout High Cotton and Magnolias, Addie must discover her true grit as Atlanta undergoes an economic and social upheaval that will change the world.

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