We took our lumps from the national media with our most recent winter storms that derailed traffic and about everything else, keeping kids from school and most folks inside. But the advantage to living in the South is that weather lasted for days, not months.
Wanda Young, 78, is a fixture in the Snellville area. She volunteers for Eastside Medical Center’s Health to You program and is a mainstay at the Snellville Senior Center, helping man the front desk and organizing the monthly bingo game.
In that spirit of thankfulness, the City of Duluth has declared next week Public Works and Police Appreciation Week. It’s a chance to let the residents of Duluth thank the people who kept their city safe during the storm, a process that was emulated around the county last week.
I assume we’ve all done it, dreamed of winning Olympic gold. Whether you were an athlete or not, there’s something about the thought of representing your country atop the medal stand that is quite appealing, and never more so than during an Olympic year when the events are aired in prime time and Olympic champs are seen everywhere from morning show sets to cereal boxes.
I served as a judge at the Gwinnett County Spelling Bee for the seventh time Saturday at Central Gwinnett High School. Though I’m somewhat a veteran of the event at this point, the kids who compete in it still amaze me.
When it comes to weather, the pecking order of heartiness is interesting. It seems everyone thinks everyone else is a wimp.
I was struck by the sense of awe one young lady and his mother had at the chance to meet the grand marshall of the Lawrenceville MLK march — former Olympic golf medalist Tommie Smith.
To accomplish its fundraising goals, the Good Samaritan Health Center, which services the poor and uninsured, needs to increase the donations it needs to run. To that end, a plan will be presented to the public next Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sonesta Hotel (formerly the Marriott) in Duluth.
These days live TV is my main, and usually only, impetus to sit through commericials. In the age of streaming and DVRing, there’s no need to spend a minute (or even 30 seconds) away from your show of choice. In fact, I barely know what days the shows I watch actually air; they are just collected and watched when the schedule permits, commericials relegated to fast forward.
The world can be a rough place, something we are reminded of on a daily basis, especially if you work for a newspaper. That’s one of the reasons I tend to lean toward the fun, positive and uplifting when it comes to my personal column. We can all use a pick-me-up at times, and I hope relaying occassional feel-good stories achieves that (for me and the readers).
Sue Rudnik is a big fan of the Buford High School girls basketball team. And not because of their prowess on the court. Over the years, the team coached by Gene Durden has made it a tradition to sponsor children from Division of Family and Children Services (DFACS).
Those of you who travel for the holidays know about the pressure of getting everything done on time. The Christmas season brings with it some inherent stress with all the tasks that need to be completed, and deadlines get moved up when they have to be finished in time to drive or fly to your destination.
Doug Reid’s 15th Annual Toys for Tots event will be held Friday through Sunday at Suite 110 in the Village Shoppes at Creekside, located at 860 Duluth Highway in Lawrenceville.
After making the family connection, David Sumner, now a journalism professor at Ball State University, became enthralled with his ancestor’s history. Two years ago he published a short book entitled “Railroad Man” — which the city of Norcross now distributes at its welcome center.
Lamont Mays molding new Lawrenceville school
What stands out at Moore is the STEP Academy, a program designed for at-risk, over-aged eighth-grade students that allows them to complete eight and ninth grade course work in one school year. Those who complete the program transition to 10th grade and remain on track to graduate with their peers.
After watching the piece on “60 Minutes,” I dare you to come away without thanks for what you have and without a feeling that you really should do more with it. At its heart, that is what this story is. As Chavez says: “The world sends us garbage. We send back music.”
The race is to benefit the charity Better Health for Haiti, which was started by Mark Coughlin, an assistant coach at Peachtree Ridge who runs with and helps train Isaac Penman and his teammates. For Penman it was a win-win situation, a chance to create an Eagle Scout project that included running and supported his coach.
What I have always liked most about Cecil is how human he is. When he was upset you knew it, and when he was elated you knew that too. He was honest with his feelings, and I think the players picked up on that.
This is just one of many promotions you’ll hear about around Gwinnett, as various businesses and groups pitch in to help local food banks. A thumbs up goes to Holtkamp for spearheading this drive. The company’s website said its mission is twofold — to raise both food for struggling families and awareness for the need to continue to do so, especially outside of the holiday season when there is a heavier focus to help.
To me, that’s where Right to Hike stands out — hitting the right notes of helping and healing, of being fun yet poignant.
Craft beer is like a lot of things: You think you are an afficianado until you find people who really are. I enjoy drinking (and reading about) all styles of craft beer, seeking out unique brands and styles at the liquor and growler stores. But I met my match in Denver.
Whether it was students bringing in canned food, young adults doing landscaping work or professionals working on high-end projects, Great Days of Service had projects that worked for all ages. And though it can’t be calculated like the aforementioned numbers, that feeling of what it’s like to give back to your community may be the most impactful part of the event.
But all awards are not equal, and some do a better job than others in bringing deserved recognition to the people (and their profession) that are nominanted. Which is why I like the yearly Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year competition, which announced its list of 26 semifinalists this week.
The simple words are sometimes the most impactful. And the things you already know are exactly the ones of which you need to be reminded. As you get older, those cliches, trite as they are, make more and more sense.
The Gwinnett County Fair is in full swing, bringing back plenty of memories of festivals and fairs past. Like the wild food options available at the fair, those memories are varied. Or maybe time makes them that way.
We all have those places. Places where we go to get away from the job, the hassles and even the maddening reruns of sitoms you’re not quite sure why you watch in the first place. We’re such a plugged in society — let me check my email on my phone while I surf on my tablet while listening to music on my iPod — that it’s easy to forget the soothing nature of simplicity.
This week is a big one for Neff. In addition to the milestone birthday he and his team are preparing for the Hawks’ first home football game of the season. For the past decade, Neff has been in charge of getting the field painted for home games, relying on a group of helpers that include his eldest son, Thor.
“Out to Lunch” is a perodic feature that allows readers a chance to learn about the people behind the titles in Gwinnett County through a lunchtime conversation with a member of the GDP staff. The subject picks the place, we pick up the tab and then share the conversations that occur during the meal.
In today’s society it’s easy to get caught up in games of “who deserves the credit” or “that’s not my job” but no matter what your occupation it should come down to doing your job and doing it to the best of your ability.Funny how when you take care of that the credit and compliments take care of themselves.
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In any system as large as Gwinnett County Public Schools — an enrollment approaching 167,000 to go with more than 10,000 teachers — there will be issues and items of complaint. It goes with the territory. But less than three weeks into the school year, we’re reminded again and again of the good news that comes from our schools.
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.
Though I enjoy seeing the deer, I feel bad for infringing on their territory. But that has changed a little, first after they ate my hibiscus plants and second after speaking with a wildlife biologist.
The golf should be great and admission free for veterans when the TOUR Championship comes to Eastlake toward the end of September.
On Sept. 7, the Georgia SPCA is hosting its annual fundraising bash. This year it’s a “Wizard of Oz” theme with the motto: “There’s no place like a home.”
We all like what we like. Even if it’s the snacks that come with giving blood. But sometimes the rest of the story is the most interesting part.
He’s not a pro golfer, but Bill Johnsa’s collection of 26 holes-in-one is a number that puts even the pros to shame.
For the fifth straight year, Cliff Ramos and Steve West are off on a summer tradition that has no rules, or plans for that matter.
Don Magee crossed an item off his bucket list last week when the Liburn resident achieved his goal of doing 4,000 push-ups in a single day.
Ryan Moore is the man to see about tickets to watch the Gwinnett Braves play. That makes life busy, and the job fulfilling,for the Conneticut native.
For 50 years Jean Brownlee and her husband Buck have spearheaded a tradition of bring cakes to the Gwinnett County Correctional Institute to be eaten by the inmates on Father's Day.
The farmers market not only offers good food, but good people watching as well.
These days participation trumps performance. And that's a good thing.
Saturday's Kid's Fishing Day at Jones Bridge Park brings back great memories of time spent with my grandfather.
This is a busy week. Memorial Day is in the offing, school lets out and graduation ceremonies abound. There are many stories to be told, which means it will also be a busy week for us here at the paper. In turn, we
Poverty is Real is a nonprofit organization whose name gets right to the point. The Decatur-based group uses music and concerts as a way to raise money to fight poverty in local communities. In Everett's Music Barn, the organization has found the perfect musical partner to raise funds for
One of the unique byproducts of playing golf in the American Cancer Society's Tournament of Hope is the chance to honor or memorialize a loved one.
David Gordon watched Tom Watson win the Masters in 1981. Last week he finally got the champion to sign his pairing sheet from that day.
Pro golf returns to the TPC at Sugarloaf this week along with the many volunteers it takes to stage the tournament.
Joe Marelle's inspirational story of his battle with cancer found a new, and national, audience this past weekend at the Final Four.