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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Culinary Arts teacher at Maxwell High honored by state

A Maxwell High teacher was recently selected as Georgia’s top Culinary Arts teacher. Debbie Grant helped launch the culinary arts program at Maxwell High after a decade of helping Meadowcreek High students place in top spots during national competitions as the school’s home economics teacher.

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Golf Channel looks for great shots, storylines at Greater Gwinnett Championship

The Golf Channel deploys 15 cameras and about 65 people to produce the broadcast for three days of coverage of the Greater Gwinnett Championship.

BOE approves Investing in Educational Excellence extension

School Board also signs agreement with Junior Achievement for BizTown experience

The Gwinnett County Board of Education on Thursday extended a contract with the state Board of Education for one year for an agreement called Investing in Educational Excellence.

Gwinnett School Board members discuss positive influence of Common Core

Gwinnett County Schools staff provided the Board of Education an update on how Common Core has helped math and language arts curriculum, and an update on the 2017 building program.

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Interim president named at Gwinnett Tech

The Technical College System of Georgia has appointed David H. Welden to serve as interim president of Gwinnett Technical College, following the May 1 retirement of GTC President Sharon Bartels. Welden is currently Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration at GTC.

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Greater Gwinnett Championship helper has volunteer spirit

Ben Barnes, 28, has worked tournaments at TPC Sugarloaf since 2002. Despite being deaf, he’s earned an Eagle Scout, two enginneering degrees and now works for the Defense Department in Washington. Yet he returns each year for the Greater Gwinnett Championship.

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Former Gwinnett principal resigns again from North Atlanta High

For the second time this school year, North Atlanta High Principal Gene Taylor has written a letter of resignation. The last time he did it, the former Gwinnett principal accepted a job as Berkmar High’s principal, only for three days.

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TPC Sugarloaf Superintendent expects course to challenge golfers

At more than 7,000 yards, the TPC Sugarloaf is tough, but fair, the course’s long-time superintendent said leading up to this week’s Greater Gwinnett Championship. Last year, No. 9 was the toughest hole in a non-major tournament on the Champions Tour.

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At Georgia Gwinnett College, Rob Woodall discusses recent legislation

In a town hall discussion with Georgia Gwinnett College honors students, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall talked about events in Washington, the FairTax and recent legislation.

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Two Brookwood High students accused of cheating scheme

Two Brookwood High students have been accused of cheating and disciplined for stealing answers to local Advanced Placement tests.

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