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11/08/2018

Former Parkview, University of Georgia and NFL lineman Matt Stinchcomb is the featured guest at this week’s First Friday Breakfast, hosted by the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber.

Stinchcomb, a two-time All-American at UGA and a first-round NFL draft pick, is slated for induction next month into the College Football Hall of Fame. His past achievements include induction into the Bulldogs’ prestigious Circle of Honor and a selection as an SEC Legend in 2009.

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11/07/2018

Gwinnett County Public Schools Board of Education made history Tuesday night with the election of the first African American as a school board member.

Democratic candidate Everton Blair, 26, will represent District IV after defeating Republican candidate Chuck Studebaker by a margin of 56.1 to 43.9 to fill outgoing board member Dr. Robert McClure’s seat.

Meanwhile, Republican Steve Knudsen narrowly defeated Wandy Taylor 51.8 to 49.2 for the District II seat.

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11/07/2018

Gwinnett County Public Schools asked and the voters concurred. The district’s request to issue General Obligation Bonds up to an amount of $350 million to be used for improvements for the district passed by an overwhelming 78 percent in favor Tuesday.

In August, GCPS Board of Education members passed a resolution for voters to allow the district to issue bonds that will be used for improvements such as a new school in the Mill Creek cluster and installing artificial turf to school football fields.

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11/05/2018

Maxwell High School of Technology’s auto collision class won first place for its 1966 Mustang showcased in the Atlanta Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair and NACE Automechanika Rockin’ Rides Show held in August.

The event took place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta and highlighted vehicles from all over the industry and raised money to benefit the Collision Repair Education Foundation.

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11/05/2018

Gwinnett County Public Schools announced Coleman Middle School was named a winner at the STEM Education Awards competition Friday.

The STEM Education Awards honor Georgia schools, programs and companies for supporting efforts and achievements in promoting science, technology, engineering and math education throughout the state.

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11/05/2018

Couch Middle School recently earned the Breakout Middle School designation from the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals.

The Breakout Schools Award is designed to identify, recognize and showcase Georgia middle schools that are high achieving or dramatically improving student achievement. The annual award recognizes outstanding middle schools based on collaborative leadership; personalization; and curriculum, instruction and assessment.

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