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11/29/2018

The wide, permanent grin. The “Hey, hey, hey” greetings. The overwhelming positivity.

Those trademarks of Frank Turner will be missing at Mill Creek High School after Friday, when the 64-year-old works his final day before retirement. The emotional farewell for the Hawks’ beloved stellar substitute teacher and assistant softball coach began Wednesday afternoon in the media center in front of family, friends, current and former colleagues, alumni students and more.

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11/28/2018

The Moxie Awards, which recognized five women and two organizations as particularly outstanding while also honoring nearly 80 award finalists, was conceived out of the desire to recognize local women who are bold in business and highlight companies that support the advancement of women and that are women-led.

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11/27/2018

Maxwell High School of Technology student Larson Field recently won first place in the Associated General Contractors of Georgia’s Workforce Development Skills Challenge.

Joining forces with local contractors, AGC hosted nearly 60 high school students who competed in four regions throughout Georgia. Field won the Northeast Georgia region competition held at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville.

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11/27/2018

Maxwell High School welding teacher Charles Kachmar raised his arms in excitement as he was surprised by friends, family and school representatives Thursday morning. The occasion was the official announcement naming Kachmar as one of the winners of the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence.

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11/27/2018

On June 5, Matt and Patrick Klug were leaving the Positive Athlete Awards ceremony. Matt Klug, who had just graduated from Brookwood, was the region’s baseball recipient and his older brother saw it as a pivotal moment.

“I told him, ‘You have a voice now. You have an opportunity to impact other people in ways you don’t even know are possible,’” Patrick Klug said.

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11/27/2018

Brookwood High School’s theater is getting a new name following unanimous approval from the Gwinnett County Public Schools Board of Education on Thursday.

Brookwood’s local school council requested the theater to be named Ken and Patty Lindahl Performing Arts Center in honor of the couple, who served as theater directors for 30 years prior to retiring in 2013.

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