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.
Will be held Dec. 9-11 in conjunction with the Gwinnett Braves' Winter Fest.
LAWRENCEVILLE — If there's one thing I took away from my visit to Crews Middle School last week, it's this: Dr. Vince Botta can really flip a switch.In our many trips in and out, the principal never failed to turn off the lights before leaving his office. During my time with him as part of the Principal for a Day program last week, I picked up on that part of his personality -- conscientious and consistent. But when it comes to running his school, the switch is always on for the high-energy Botta, who has been principal at Crews since 2008.
Looking back at my day at Crews Middle School.
Quest to climb Kilimanjaro is his latest exploit.
It’s tough to do much reflecting in today’s world. We’re always on the go. Always in a rush to get to the next place, the next meeting. Constantly trying to complete the next task. We’re all guilty of it.
County will hold ceremony at Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial.
If you watched the end of Saturday night’s Georgia-Vanderbilt game or caught highlights of Sunday’s NFL tussle between the head coaches of the 49ers and Lions, you’d think sportsmanship is a thing of the past. But as much as those incidents were unseemly in regard to civility, maybe a different question is: Do we expect too much out of people when it comes to sportsmanship?
When it comes to sportsmanship, maybe we expect too much.
Rainbow Village looks back, and ahead, at 20th year gala.
It wasn’t planned. Or enjoyed much, for that matter. But by quirk of schedule, I found myself traversing the interstate during rush hour on both Monday and Tuesday, the first two commuting days since the HOT lanes were installed.
Watching an empty HOT lane can be frustrating.
Renee Carter will be at the Hi-Hope Center in Lawrenceville on Friday. But it will be more than a short visit.
Some groups are still in need of help for this weekend's Great Days of Service event
Being that he is a firefighter and that Sunday was the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Wayne Mooney figured there would be some signs of support. The battalion chief and many other firefighters had been invited to numerous ceremonies and church services to memoralize the day.
A solemn but memorable day for Gwinnett firefighters.
This past weekend, like seemingly every day since July, flew by, leaving me to wonder how it is that the pools are closing, college and pro football are kicking off and the days are getting shorter. We can all relate to it getting dark earlier, it's like the closing of the blinds on your goals and chores for the summer.
This past weekend, like seemingly every day since July, flew by, leaving me to wonder how it is that the pools are closing, college and pro football are kicking off and the days are getting shorter. We can all relate to it getting dark earlier, it's like the closing of
Airport discussion continues to be a polarizing topic.
One thing we can agree on when it comes to the possible privatization of Briscoe Field is that it's become a polarizing topic that knows no middle ground. The pro and anti sides continue to be entrenched, so much so that this paper could simply run the headline "airport" on its website and generate numerous comments, split between how good it could be for the county and how loud and destructive it would be for those who live in Briscoe's vicinity.
Former South Gwinnett football star Adam Wilhite is living his professional dream at East Lake Golf Club.
Bill Kruskamp's retirement was a short one as the former Gwinnett principal has returned last week as the interim princopal at Alcovy High School in Newton County.
The PGA Championship returns to the Atlanta Athletic Club this week, bringing the world's best players and the focus of the golf world to our neck of the woods. For most folks the chance to see Phil and Tiger in action at a major tournament is the draw, but for me the neatness of the tournament is more personal.
Though partaking in the Suwanee Farmers Market is an enjoyable, and almost weekly, experience for me, the title of the market is a tad misleading. Despite multiple trips, I've yet to see an actual farmer for sale, or even rent for that matter.
A lot of people enjoy home-grown tomatoes. And plenty of them grow their own, harvesting enough to share with family and friends.
It's not lost on me -- or my waistline -- that my television viewing habits are ironic at best, unhealthy at worst. I'm addicted to the Travel Channel's "Man vs. Food" show, which follows host Adam Richman as he scours the country for interesting cuisine and the biggest eating challanges.
The old adage goes: If a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, does it make a sound? My question: If a Harry Potter movie premieres and you don't see it, does it exist?
They say you shouldn't shoot the messenger, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to. Especially when it's the same message day after scorching day.
If 90 percent of life is just showing up like Woody Allen says, John McWilliams is well on his way to success. The recent Norcross High graduate finished his school career never having missed a day due to sickness or anything else.
Local students celebrating their first week of summer vacation brings to mind many things:
I’ve written about it before in this space, but as I drove through Duluth on Sunday and saw all of the flags memorializing soldiers who fought for our country, I said it again, out loud: “This is great.”
LAWRENCEVILLE — There were plenty of familiar sights at Saturday’s inaugural American Cancer Society/Gwinnett Braves 5K run around Coolray Field. Runners running to win, those looking for personal-best times and others just happy to participate and support a good cause.
One of the nice things about living in Gwinnett is there's never a lack for things to do. That's particularly evident this first week of May as the county will be busy from Snellville to Duluth and Loganville to Lawrenceville with everything from festivals and art to trains and pets and raising money to fight cancer.
Dana Griffith will meet Deion Sanders today. And she and her husband will take in a Yankees game tonight before watching the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night in New York City.
Sunday’s Community front told the story of 40 years of the Gwinnett County Fire Department. How it grew from one station in 1971 to its current size of 30 stations and 850 employees.
LAWRENCEVILLE — I made my first trip of the season to Coolray Field on Sunday, enjoying a beautiful day and an extra-inning win by the Gwinnett Braves.
We’re all creatures of routine. We don’t like things interrupting the schedules and rituals we’ve so carefully constructed. As every newspaper editor knows, those routines start first thing every morning.
It’s the truth of any election. Someone wins, someone loses. Lots of people complain.