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Peppur Makes All the Difference

Working in the senior living industry takes compassion, patience, and a whole lot of heart. It is not something that most of us come by honestly. But Peppur Lewis, Executive Director of The Mansions at Gwinnett Park, has all… and more. Her loving history with the senior living industry makes The Mansions one of the […]

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GCPS 2020 Teacher of The Year, Rebecca Carlisle

On a chilly evening in November of 2019 Rebecca Carlisle, a 10th grade AP World History teacher at North Gwinnett, recalls the energy thrumming through the ballroom of the Infinite Energy Center, where fellow teachers, principals, district leaders across Gwinnett convened. Amid the tasteful settings, a projection screen announced the celebratory event of the evening: […]

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Power Couple Derek Hays & Leta Brooks on the Gwinnett Podcast!

Power Couple Derek Hays & Leta Brooks on the Gwinnett Podcast! This is the old timeless tale of a successful personal injury attorney who meets a successful interior designer. Both run well-known businesses. Both are known as movers and shakers in our community. Both living to serve others. And both host successful podcasts. Of course, […]

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Maggie Pruitt Named BCS Teacher of the Year

The title race for Buford City School’s Teacher of the Year has ended. The school district recently announced its 2020 winner: Maggie Pruitt, who teaches Special Education at Buford High School. “I do not envy the difficult decision our esteemed panel of judges had to make in selecting who should be the 2020 Teacher of […]

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Buford’s AC Hollis Honored with $20M CHOA Donation

Once a Buford Wolf, always a Buford Wolf. Anna Charles Hollis was only able to attend Buford City Schools for a couple of weeks, but to them, she will always be considered a Wolf. Anna Charles Hollis, the six-year-old daughter of Benji Hollis, the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl’s vice president of sales, was diagnosed with acute […]

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Former Commissioner Buice Honored with Dedication of Buice Bridge

Senator Renee Unterman, Gwinnett Chairman Charlotte Nash, and former Gwinnett Commissioner Maron Buice met with journalists August 19 at the Buford Community Center to talk about former Commissioner Buice’s service and the Maron Sidney Buice Bridge dedication ceremony to be held August 31 in Sugar Hill. Buice served four consecutive terms as a Gwinnett County Commissioner […]

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‘Integrity, Positivity, and Humility’ – Meet the Buford City Schools Superintendent

A favorite quote can tell you a lot about a person’s character. Dr. Robert Downs, superintendent of Buford City Schools, believes as Coach Lou Holtz did that “There is never a wrong time to do the right thing,” and this is how he lives his life. Growing up in Solon, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland […]

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Gateway85 Celebrates the Completion of the Beaver Ruin Midblock Crossing

The Norcross community saw the need for another pedestrian crosswalk along Beaver Ruin. The two established crossings were nearly a mile apart, causing many pedestrians to cross between the two walkways and putting their safety in jeopardy. Gateway85 CID said no more. On Tuesday, July 16 the Norcross community celebrated the official opening of the […]

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