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Paddle Georgia on the Yellow and Ocmulgee Rivers

James Crawford and Ray Mitchell of Lawrenceville, GA will be among the more than 275 people participating in Georgia River Network’s (GRN) Paddle Georgia 2018 set for June 16-22 on the Yellow and Ocmulgee rivers.

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DULUTH - The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia recently awarded 27 grants to area nonprofits at their annual grant awards celebration. Held on June 7th at The 1818 Club, the event was one of the highlights of the year for the Community Foundation. Twenty-seven grants were awarded, totaling almost $250,000! Including nonprofits who received challenge grants, the total impact being funneled into area nonprofits is $500,000.

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Photo of Freeman's Mill by Mark Woolridge

Buford — In celebration of Gwinnett County's Bicentennial, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (GEHC) and the Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) are hosting an amateur photography exhibit spotlighting local nature scenes with historical significance. The exhibit, featuring more than 90 works by amateur and student photographers, will be on display until Aug. 11 at GEHC located at 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford.

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Greta Coble retires after serving the South Gwinnett Community for 47 years.

On May 23, 2018, Greta Coble held up her stop sign for the last time and safely assisted one of her students across the street. After 47 years as a school crossing guard, Greta Coble laid down her sign and joined the ranks of the retired after a long, fulfilling job serving her customers.

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