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10/31/2018

Jeff Poynter had four goals that he wanted to accomplish when he began raising money for pancreatic cancer research earlier this year.

He wanted to show devotion to God; honor his friends, Cliff Ramos and Donna Bennett, who are battling pancreatic cancer by getting people to pray for them; finish the 26.2-mile Rock ’n’ Roll Savannah Marathon that is coming up on Saturday; and raise $10,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, also known as “Pan Can.”

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10/30/2018

Gwinnett County Public Schools scored higher than the state average in the annual College and Career Ready Performance Index, known as CCRPI, released Monday by the Georgia Department of Education.

GCPS high schools scored a 79.7, 6.7 points higher than the state average. Middle schools (84.5) and elementary schools (84.6) in the district scored more than 10 points higher than the state average.

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10/29/2018

Gwinnett County Public Schools is one of 19 school districts to achieve the gold level in the annual Golden Radish Awards put on by Georgia Organics, a nonprofit organic food organization.

The Golden Radish Awards publicly recognize districts that have the best farm-to-school nutrition programs in place (such as such as local food procurement), exposing students to new foods through taste tests and incorporating cooking and gardening activities in curriculum.

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10/29/2018

The South Gwinnett High School football team will honor late Gwinnett County Police Department officer Antwan Toney with a helmet decal for the rest of the 2018 season.

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10/26/2018

Haleh Hamidi initially thought her daughter’s design for Eastside Medical Center’s “Name the Robot” contest was a little too generic.

“When I saw her drawing, I said, ‘Shayda, this is too ordinary,’” Hamidi said, laughing. “I tried to change her mind and say, ‘Shayda, can you try to draw a person or this and that’ and she was like, ‘No, I want to do it this way.’ I tried, several times, to have her change her mind and she didn’t, but now (I know) that I should just trust her next time — she knows best.”

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10/26/2018

All Central Gwinnett sophomore Yasmine Martinez wanted to be for Halloween was a princess. On Thursday her wish was fulfilled during the school’s fourth annual Magic Wheelchair reveal.

In a magical and fairytale-themed wheelchair Yasmine maneuvered around the football field track to trick-or-treat with family members of friends flanking her.

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