From sad columns to fun ones, 2012 allowed me to write about many intresting people and topics.
A fixture on varous boards around the county, Barbara Howard is a great example of community involvement. And for that she will be recognized as the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year at the group's Feb. 1 dinner.
Drew Meyer is trying to inform more people about ReStore, located in Lawrenceville, and its ties to Habitat for Humanity.
Doug Reid is in his 14th year of collecting toys for Toys for Tots with his annual autograph and sports collectibles show.
Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve to play Dec. 10 at Long Forum at Greater Atlanta Christian School.
Memories of Thanksgivings past.
This year's Principal for a Day event took me to nearby White Oak Elementary for a day in the life of a school leader's shoes.
The Who didn't act their age during Monday's concert in Duluth. And that's a good (and fun) thing.
Parkview High's ceremony to retire football jersey No. 12 is a reminder of sports fans infatuation with the numbers on the jerseys.
Cross county community teaches good lesson as they honor a pair of memorable youngsers with canned food drive.
The Brighter Smiles For a Brighter Future campign has raised almost $1 million in the fight against cancer. The grouip now aids the Gwinnett Medical Center's Women's Pavilion in purchasing equipment to help in the battle against breast cancer.
Gwinnett Corps planning early for kettle campaign with goal of eclipsing the $255,000 raised last year.
They are sobering numbers, ones that motivate David Post and the others who run the nonprofit "Care for Cops." On average, a police officer is killed in the line of duty every 53 hours.
If those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it, what about the ones who do learn? If they're like Alice McCabe, they're destined to chronicle it.
Eight is not a number golfers generally like to associate with. No one wants to sign for the dreaded "snowman" on their scorecard. But this weekend 8 is Gregg Mooney's number.
It's a story Hollywood would love, complete with a happy ending.
Postcard request brings back good memories
Not a day goes by when Don Magee doesn't do a set of push-ups. Pushing his 79th birthday, he averages 1,000 per day with a goal of doing 4,000 in one day by the time he reaches 80.
Make no mistake, the Olympics are a television show more than a sporting event. And a good one at that.
As a letter writer to the Daily Post, George Morin was a lighting rod for criticism of his liberal view. But good friend Kurt Schwaneman will tell you he was much more than that.
Shared history and the stories that go with it are what provide the glue to most friendships.
On Aug. 18, the Georgia SPCA will hold its third annual "You Ain't Nothing But A Pound Dog" event, the organization's largest fundraiser.
Cliff Ramos (Coach) and Steve West (Pee Wee) are ready for the fourth installment of their summer travel tradition called "Coach and Pee Wee's Great Adventure." This time they've flown to California as they explore another part of the country.
The proposed Marriott hotel that would be built at Gwinnett Center looks like a great deal for the county. But the BOC must make sure it doesn't also improperly benefit one of its own.
Alana Greene and her family recently completed a major challenge -- to find something fun to do every day for a year. And write a blog about it.
Aimee Copeland went through some ups and downs last week, her father reports. But as the South Gwinnett grad continues to fight, her hometown of Snellville continues its support.
Blood drive to support Aimee Copeland proof of people's inherent goodness.
The Squillace family grew up watching game shows together. On Monday they'll be on one when "Family Feud" airs with them as contestants.
When Kevin and Rea Queen were looking for names for their children, they wanted something unique. From there, a family tradition linked to North Carolina was born.
Honoree Chip Grissom made an inspring speech about what it's like to battle, and beat, cancer.
I first moved to Gwinnett more than two decades ago, and like others who have been here that long or longer, I've seen a myriad of change in the county.
Sometimes looking ahead is the best way to go.
We regard toughness as a masculine quality, but I know better.
SUWANEE -- We all know that every dog has its day. But this past weekend I was reminded they get some mornings, too, as the Georgia SPCA hosted its Run for the Rescues 5K.
The Gwinnett Heat are an impressive bunch. State champions, in fact. But to fully appreciate this wheelchair basketball team, you need to take a look at video of them in action.
If you think a prolonged stay in a basement is bad while waiting out a storm, try a closet.
The Gwinnett County Middle School tournament showcases basketeball at a pure level. And makes for some neat memories for the kids.
Longtime school president David Fincher calls the opportunity to hand out the STAR teacher award to his son Matt "thrilling" and "special."
After 20 years as a principal, Mill Creek's Jim Markham still going strong.
I drive by Suwanee's Town Center every night on my way home. Often, as I'm stopped at the light in front of the park, I take time to watch the many folks who always seem to be enjoying the space. From people walking their dogs, to parents playing with her
It's better than you think.
Annual road race set for Feb. 18
GGC making great strides.
Former school superintendent remembered as "prince among men."
Remembering interesting subjects and fun conversations.
Well, that didn’t take long.
Organizers apologize for role in traffic jam, vow to make improvements.
DULUTHIt's busy this time of year at the Hands of Christ Cooperative Ministry, not unlike the county's other co-ops. The end of November through the end of December are high volume at co-ops, both for families in need and people interested in volunteering, spurred on by the holiday spirit.And while the Hands of Christ, along with its fellow co-ops, welcomes food and monetary donations with open arms during the holidays, they are also faced with the realization that there is year-round need. Though holiday spirit fades in January, the need for assistance does not. Which is why Hands of Christ director Mary Roberts is so excited about what is coming to the Duluth facility early next year.
Proceeds would help fund Hands of Christ ministry.
When he drives by Coolray Field, Doug Reid can’t help but be excited as he reads the message board that fronts the Gwinnett Braves’ stadium. Among other things, the sign touts Reid’s annual Toys for Tots toy drive that will be held Dec. 9-11. It’s the 13th year the Lawrenceville resident has conducted the drive, but the first he’s had a partner like the Class AAA Braves.