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Man tied to GGC public indecency also charged with series of ‘peeping Tom’ incidents

Derrick Michael Williams was arrested Wednesday in connection with incidents at Georgia Gwinnett College and four more at homes inside Lawrenceville’s Strawbridge subdivision.

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Gwinnett Technical College names Instructor of the Year

Sherron Murphy was recently named Gwinnett Technical College’s Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Education. The award, which has been around since 1991, honors instructors who make significant contributions and leadership in their fields to technical education.

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North Gwinnett’s Bramblett wins Media Clerk of the Year award

Recently named the first-ever Gwinnett County Schools Media Clerk of the Year, Patti Bramblett has worked for Gwinnett County Schools since 2001, previously at Sugar Hill Elementary and Sycamore Elementary, but she’s returned to her alma mater, North Gwinnett High, the same high school her three children and husband attended.

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Peachtree Elementary to use $4,000 donation for outdoor classroom

It came from CH2MHill, an environmental and engineering consulting company. The company routinely gives money to schools, and sees the investment as preparing the next generation of engineers.

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Couple accused of running unaccredited Norcross school granted bond

Stanely and Yessica Jean, accused of defrauding hundreds of students for more than $2 million, were each given a $50,000 bond during a Tuesday hearing.

Two members of SEC to visit Gwinnett Tech

The series is predominantly aimed at students in marketing, accounting, hotel, restaurant and tourism management, and any discipline in business management. All lectures are free and open to the general public.

Gwinnett County Schools, Georgia Gwinnett to partner on special ed teaching program

The program is designed for candidates who have complete an associate’s degree or a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter hours from a regionally accredited college, university of technical school. The program is designed to be completed within six semesters.

School lunch menus for the week of Jan. 26

This week’s lunch menus for Gwinnett County Public Schools.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Peachtree Ridge alum leading Emory team in $1 million competition

The Hult Prize gives entrepreneurs from around the world a platform to innovate and revolutionize the way society thinks about servicing the poor. Each team selected was chosen from more than 20,000 applications received from more than 500 colleges and universities in over 150 countries.

GGC police seeking man who exposed himself to two female students

Both incidents occurred Thursday afternoon in Georgia Gwinnett College parking lots.

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Gwinnett County Schools to reward teacher attendance, changes substitute policy

The new objective is to recognize teachers with perfect attendance each school year, and to recognize schools with the highest teacher attendance rate.

Gwinnett Tech faculty member honored for life sciences contributions

Robert Powers, program director for bioscience and clinical research, was recognized this week at the Georgia Bio Community Awards annual awards dinner.

Ga.-PCOM to go tobacco-free Feb. 1

The new policy bans smoking and smokeless tobacco products completely on all PCOM properties. The policy includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes and products such as chewing tobacco, dip, snuff and electronic smoking devices.

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Central Gwinnett's Maryanne Grimes a finalist for Principal of the Year

Central Gwinnett High Principal Maryanne Grimes this week was named a finalist for the Georgia Principal of the Year award by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals. There are three high school and three middle school principals named finalists.

School Board hears more complaints about Common Core, College Board

Eight speakers voiced concern about classroom materials in much the same way they did in November and December. They focused on what they called a biased and inaccurate view, including missing important parts of history and how the country was founded.


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