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CarlinVision Doctors, Michael A. DeRosa MD, Melanie Bennett-Sims MD, David Carlin MD, Richard Carlin MD, Blake Thornhill OD, Allison R Tyler MD, and Michael Willman DO.

When Dr. Richard Carlin opened his door for patients for the first time in 1977, the entire practice was two people: Richard and the receptionist, Linda. Forty years later, the Carlin Vision practice employs about 60 people, including seven doctors, and there is a surgery center as well as an impressive free-standing office building.

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A snapshot of Brett Bramble on his 2016 Walk from Lewes, Delaware to San Francisco

Lilburn Man Walks Across America for Addiction Awareness

Brett Bramble grew up in Lilburn in a big family full of lots of love. In middle school, he fell into the wrong crowd and started using. By 17 he was in trouble with the law and ultimately went to jail. It was there, at 20 years old, that he made the decision to get clean and not let drugs define his life anymore.

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Gordon Strauss and his birdhouses

With Thanksgiving on our heals, we try to hold on to that atmosphere of gratitude and be thankful for what we have in our lives. But it is not a far leap to assert that most of us do not acknowledge how good we have it on a day-to-day basis. During the holidays we try to increase our giving to those who seem to be in need.

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Celebrating Graduation Day in Veterans Court (L-R) Judge Carla Brown, Gwinnett State Court, Rosanna Szabo, Melvin J. Everson, State Representative David Clark, Ron Goodbub, and Mrs. Georgia, Melanie Gossett Caceres.

Only veterans’ first names are used in this article, to protect their privacy.

Judge Carla Brown stands in the middle of her courtroom this Thursday afternoon. She’s smiling and calling defendants by name, asking about their health, their families, and their general well-being.

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