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10/15/2018

Playing the cello usually takes two hands. But for 12-year-old Christopher Fairchild, it’s a matter of one hand, one prosthetic and a lot of determination.

The challenge for the Duluth resident is he has been missing his right hand since birth, even though it would otherwise be his dominant hand.

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10/15/2018

Gwinnett County Public Schools announced its six finalists for the district teacher of the year Thursday.

The finalists for the 2018-19 honor are Juah Nyemadé Baker-Marsh of Lovin Elementary School, Kelly Specht of Riverside Elementary School, Chandra Brandel of Coleman Middle School, Lindsey Saa of Couch Middle School, Heidi Campbell of Parkview High School and Meredith White of Peachtree Ridge High School.

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10/10/2018

Four Gwinnett County Public Schools counselors and two administrators earned state recognition from the Georgia School Counselor Association, according to Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Five Forks Middle School counselor Laura Ross earned the organization’s top honor as GSCA School Counselor of the Year.

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10/10/2018

Football is no longer reserved for Friday nights. Or boys.

Gwinnett County Public Schools debuted its flag football league Tuesday at five different high school host sites — Collins Hill, Peachtree Ridge, Brookwood, Discovery and Lanier — encompassing nearly 20 teams around the county.

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10/08/2018

The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services is calling on county residents to sign up for a project to benefit their community during the annual Gwinnett Great Days of Service later this month.

The coalition is expecting to get more than 60,000 volunteers to help with a variety of projects taking place throughout Gwinnett during the two-day community service effort from Oct. 19-20. Typical Great Days of Service projects include ones undertaken at facilities and agencies such as parks, nonprofit groups, schools, senior centers and ministries.

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10/08/2018

Mill Creek’s Main Event, a competition to collect food items for those in need, amassed a total of 31,007 pounds of food, school officials announced during a ceremony at halftime of the school’s football game Sept. 28.

Main Event is a new cluster-wide initiative developed by Mill Creek High School that includes five elementary schools and two middle schools collecting food to donate to The Pantry at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church.

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