A visionary teacher at a visionary school, Son and GSMST are examples of the best that GCPS has to offer. And Son’s humility in her acceptance speech was indicative of the night as a celebration of all teachers.
A turnout of 25 percent or less is expected to vote this Tuesday for the county wide special purpose local option sales tax, better known as SPLOST. That number, while low, is not surprising considering this is not a General Election year. However, it does make a strong case for the cliche “every vote counts.”
The winners in this case are the cancer patients who will benefit from the money raised from all Relay events. But there is a lot of civic pride in being No. 1, and that pride helps motivate the Gwinnett contingent to keep pushing, and growing, year after year. To see that effort rewarded with the top ranking, is a source of pride for the American Cancer Society employees who help lead Relay For Life.
Each year a large contingent of GCPS schools and central office departments participate in Relay For Life, the largest fundraiser of the year in Gwinnett County for the American Cancer Society. And each year the students make huge contributions while learning teamwork, comaraderie and the value of charitable work.
Now in its fifth year, our “Read Pink” campaign has become a Daily Post tradition.
We give the Snellville council a thumbs up on the amendment, aimed at stopping ethics complaints that are frivolous and politically motivated. Basically, what the amendment does is create a screening process for ethics complaints. The city manager and city attorney will now review the complaints, deeming whether or not they have merit.
Judged against similar institutions, the young college showed well. In its grouping, which was described as public colleges and universities, running the gamut from small liberal arts colleges to large research institutions, GGC scored particularly high in academic peer assessment.
Entering the weekend, boating incidents on the lake were considerably lower than in years past. The Department of Natural Resources credits that in part to the heavy rains we’ve experienced this summer, which have curtailed some lake activity. But DNR officials also credit the constant reminders that have gone out about the state’s BUI laws.
The Daily Post recognizes that it is a major change, but we think our new policy on online commenting will create a forum where ideas can be discussed and debated in a more civil and productive way.
At Tuesday’s meeting the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners is expected to issue a call for a SPLOST referendum to be placed on the Nov. 5 ballot. Anticipating that, the county announced it will hold an orginizational meeting on Aug. 26 for those intersted in participating on the Citizens Project Selection Committee for transportation projects.
Students begin moving back into the dorms at Georgia Gwinnett College next week in anticipation of the start of classes on Aug. 19. Like the contruction they’ll drive past on Highway 316, the college is changing, evolving into something similar but different than it was previously.
School doesn’t start until Aug. 7, but it’s not too early to begin thinking about bus safety.
It doesn’t address the organizations dealings in the past, but moving forward the new Public Funding Entity is the right move for Partnership Gwinnett.
Gwinnett pays more than lip service when it comes to beautification and recycling efforts.
Whether at home or on the road, make safety a priority this Fourth of July.
Letters to the Editor
- LETTERS: Commercialism ruining the holidays
- LETTERS: Wrong moves being made in deal with Iran
- LETTERS: Tom Martin deserving of kudos
- LETTERS: Obamacare problems continue to mount
- LETTERS: Kudos to Publix for closing on Thanksgiving
- LETTERS: Climate change must be addressed
- LETTERS: Thanks to Grace Snell Middle School for a moving tribute
- LETTERS: Stadiums don't make champions
- LETTERS: Recognizing Vietnam vets highlight of Veterans Day service
- LETTERS: Say no to SPLOST
- YARBROUGH: UGA needs your support academically as well as athletically
- HUCKABY: Make Toys for Tots part of your Christmas tradition
- ROBINSON: Drones morally questionable go-to weapon
- More should be done to force release of Korean War vet
- HALL: When potential no longer matters
- CEPEDA: Family on a mission
- SOWELL: A challenge to our beliefs
- THOMAS: Black Friday another example of a darker turn
- SMITH: Getting ready for Christmas like tailgating before a big game
- CLINE: The story of John J. Thrasher, founder of Norcross