Counting both public and private schools, Gwinnett schools have won 18 state football titles in the past 14 years.
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.
Letters to the Editor
- Lilburn greenway nice, but not at expense of grant money
- LETTERS: Highlighting the loving nature of Lent
- LETTERS: Horse feathers to Obama being good at taking blame
- LETTERS: Traffic needs to be considered before mix-used project complete
- LETTERS: Letter off the mark on criticism of Obama
- LETTERS: At least Christie takes responsibility
- LETTERS: Why can't they all get along in Snellville?
- LETTERS: CFI, like DDI, good for traffic flow
- LETTERS: Thoughts heading into a new year
- LETTERS: U.S. is not mediocre
- ARORA: National Osteopathic Medicine Week a good chance to learn about GA-PCOM
- CLINE: National Library Week brings back memories of reading past
- THOMAS: Sebelius is the definition of a scapegoat
- KRAUTHAMMER: Thought police on patrol
- HALL: Fifty years later, murders remembered
- YARBROUGH: Child abuse and neglect needs to be state's priority
- HUCKABY: A historic time of year
- SMITH: The sad disappearance of America’s small farms
- SOWELL: Remembering a great journalist, Chuck Stone
- MILBANK: Republicans kiss votes from women goodbye