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As the last bell rings for the 2017–18 school year, 522 veteran educators and support staff members will mark their retirement from Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS). In total, our 2017–18 retirees have contributed a collective 12,813 years of their lives to education, and a total of 10,204 years to Gwinnett schoolchildren.

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Lanier High School has been named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Lanier High is one of 46 schools from around the nation awarded the Green Ribbon designation, which recognizes schools and districts that exercise a comprehensive approach to creating “green” environments by reducing environmental impact, promoting health, and ensuring a high-quality environmental and outdoor education for students.

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Blairsville — United Community Bank has launched a special mortgage savings program designed to recognize the everyday heroes in our communities. The program, called United Heroes, offers reduced fees and other savings for home mortgages. Participants can save up to $1,300 as part of the program.

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Lawrenceville – Dig out your swimsuit and grab a towel because all Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation aquatic facilities open for summer starting May 26 for Memorial Day weekend.

Most of the aquatic centers and leisure play pools offer fun features such as aquatic playgrounds, giant water slides, beach entry into the pool, picnic areas and more.

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