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Kristy Kind is member to a handful of Pickleball clubs both in Gwinnett and across Metro-Atlanta.  She plays at a private facility in Smokerise, Sugar Hill, the outdoor court at Suwanee Station, as well as at Bay Creek, Hammond Park in Sandy Springs and Chateau Elan.

While football may be king of the South, one little known sport is quickly gaining an audience in Gwinnett and across the country. “Pickleball” is emerging as a popular pastime for middle-aged adults seeking a low-intensity sport and for anyone who enjoys trying their ‘underhand’ at something new.

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Dr. Haynes and his wife Beverly at the celebration of his 31 years at Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

Reverend Dr. Richard Haynes has been Senior Pastor at Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Lilburn for 31 years. He preached his first message as a candidate for the pastor on the first Sunday in October 1987. Since 1987, he has led that church to grow in amazing ways.

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April (left) stands with her mother Angela Bennett Robinson at her booth at West Main Trade in Buford, Ga.

Sipping sweet tea and long conversations on Sunday afternoons are some of April Robinson’s most cherished childhood memories. So, when the former stay-at-home mom was thinking of what to name her jewelry business in September of 2017, she could think of no better name than “Sweet Tea and Sisters”.

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Diana Plazas, Director of the Gwinnett Chapter of GenRx, holds an EMMY award for the 30-minute documentary produced at CETPA, a nonprofit providing drug abuse and mental health counseling services in Norcross.

Changing perceptions and debunking myths about prescription drug use is something Diana Plazas, Director of the Gwinnett Chapter of GenRx, does every day.

She had already been to three schools delivering informational materials and setting up parent workshops when she met with the Gwinnett Citizen at CETPA, a mental health and addiction counseling non-profit out of which she operates.

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Runners enjoyed clear skies at Dacula High School’s first CURE Color run.

When tragedy struck the close-knit community of Dacula, everyone felt it. When cancer claims a child’s life, it affects everyone — the parents, teachers, friends — the whole community grieves. But where some despair, others find opportunity to come together and make a difference.

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