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Gwinnett has its very own superstar—Dr. Nancy Long of Norcross was recently declared Ms. Super Senior USA at national pageant in Las Vegas.

Norcross  – Did you know Norcross has its very own resident Ms. America? Those twenty-somethings have nothing on 85-year-old Dr. Nancy W. Long, whose full and vibrant life has landed her the well-deserved title of 2018 Ms. Super Senior USA recently in Las Vegas.

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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a $1,000 grant to a third-, fourth- or fifth-grade public or private school teacher in the state who demonstrates exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences. Science specialists covering those grade levels also may apply.

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New $5 Historic Norcross Trolley Tours, every third Saturday beginning August 18th.

Norcross – All Aboard!! A great new adventure awaits tourists in Downtown Historic Norcross – a Trolley Tour which will be scheduled on the third Saturday of each month. The Norcross Historic Trolley Tour departs from The Crossing parking lot Saturday, August 18 at 11:00 a.m. for its maiden voyage!

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BUFORD – Are you ready for the 2018-2019 school year to begin? Well, ready or not, here it comes! The third installment of Gwinnett County Community Health Fairs will host a Back-to-School Bash and health fair with inside and outside fun on Saturday, August 18 at Bogan Park (located at 2723 N. Bogan Rd.) in Buford, Georgia from 10am-2pm to help you and your family get ready to go back to school. This is a free event.

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Georgia Tech partners with Prototype Prime to offer coding classes.

PEACHTREE CORNERS – In a special event that drew Georgia Tech’s president along with numerous alumni, several “pioneers” of Technology Park and other dignitaries, Mayor Mike Mason announced Thursday that Prototype Prime would partner with Georgia Tech in offering a new coding school at Prototype Prime’s campus in Peachtree Corners. The event was held at Prototype Prime, the city-funded startup incubator located in Technology Park Atlanta.

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