It's not always easy, but sometimes you have to trust the process and keep putting one foot down after another.
A salute to volunteers and the dedication they show through rain or shine (or snow flurries.
There's nothing like high school sports and winning a state title. Especially when the school is your own.
That smile is right up there. Anyone who ever met Jamie Britt remembers it. It was both disarming and inviting, making him easy to befriend.
Jack Kingston knows his way around Washington, D.C. (sometimes even by bike) after serving 20 years as a Congressman from Savannah. But the Republican representative is not as familiar in these parts despite his upbringing in Athens, where he attended Clarke Central High School and the University of Georgia.
Rennie Curran was a football star at Brookwood High School. But when the linebacker, who went on to great success at the University of Georgia and then to the pros, thought about how he wanted to give back to his home school and county, he wanted to help kids like he had been helped. So a mentoring workshop made perfect sense.
When it comes to fundraising in Gwinnett County, most people are familiar with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life after Gwinnett's run of 10 straight years as the top relay in the world. While participants are proud to be part of the fight against cancer, they are also curious as to where that money goes.
The educational system has changed a lot since you attended. But not the county spelling bee. It's a throwback to the days of old.
Suwanee attorney John Hogan is an expert when it comes to NFL disability cases. And that knowledge has spurred his advocacy of improved treatment when it comes to concussions suffered from playing the game.
In last week's State of the County address, Charlotte Nash addressed a topic she'd prefer not to visit again.
For Suwanee resident Lisa Anglese, Sunday's Falcons game was a chance to take her mind off her cancer fight and share a fun day with the people who support her most.
It's a string of tragedies unlike anything Dexter Wood has ever seen in his career in education. But after the death of middle school student Jeremy Nelson, the Buford community is again dealing with the death of a beloved young person.
There’s the resolution to lose weight, but where’s the novelty in that?
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.