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left to right: Marcia Robertson, Julianne Gross, Janet Perry, Sara Rawlins, Treasurer Anne Lockhart, Regent Kitty Watters, Commemorative Events Chair Vanessa Wynn, Registrar Lizzie Jaeger, Beth Wolfe, Babs Richardson, Past Regent Peggy Freeman, Corresponding Secretary Lee Schermerhorn, First Vice Regent Ann Story, Traci Zierk, Lynn Jacques

Glenn P. Stephens, County Administrator, Gwinnett County Government, gave the opening remarks followed by Charlotte Nash, Chairman Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners and Lynette Howard, District Two Commissioner.  Representative Robert Woodall was also among the dignitaries and was cited for his ongoing commitment to veterans.

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Author and Nurse, Katie Hart Smith’s sequel to Aspirations of the Heart, Hope Never Rests will be released on November 18th.

We all have times in our lives when we wonder about our ancestors. We see a photograph of someone farther down the base of our family tree and wonder, “What was their life like?” Katie Hart Smith, our very own local author, takes this curiosity to a new level in her Sacred Heart Series. 

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Clyde Strickland mentoring future business leaders and entrepreneurs at Discovery High School.

Lawrenceville’s own, businessman and entrepreneur, Clyde L. Strickland enjoys mentoring future entrepreneurs in the necessary arts of business, leadership, finance, marketing, and networking at The Academy of Business and Entrepreneurship, located in the Clyde L. Strickland Entrepreneurship Center at Discovery High School.

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Jesse Paul Gilleland, WWII Veteran and POW

(Snellville, Ga) Jesse Paul was born on June 19, 1916, in Grayson, Georgia, into the modest farm family of Elmer Gilleland and Chloe Viola Turner, both originally from Dawson County. Siblings included John Boyd, Vera Belle (Nash), Eva Estelle (Hewatt), Loyce Lucille (Rawlins) and Jewell Ophelia (Cannon) and James Elmer. All remained in the Snellville area, except Boyd who would eventually relocate to Virginia.

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The City of Norcross will host its annual holiday celebration, 'Sparkle! A Celebration of Kids, Creativity and Magic', which includes carriage rides, photos with Santa, a Christmas tree lighting in the park, holiday entertainment and more starting on December 1.

Sparkle Holiday Celebration to include carriage rides, photos with Santa, Christmas tree lighting and more

Norcross - The City of Norcross will host its annual holiday celebration, 'Sparkle! A Celebration of Kids, Creativity and Magic', which includes carriage rides, photos with Santa, a Christmas tree lighting in the park, holiday entertainment and more starting on December 1.



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