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Gwinnett expanding CrisisAlert badge system to all schools this fall


Last fall, a Parkview High School special education teacher had a student who began wandering around while the class was outside and he wouldn’t agree to go back inside.

The teacher stayed with the student, but she feared he would try to walk off campus. As they walked together, the teacher quietly reached for her CrisisAlert badge and pushed a button on it three times.

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Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church pays off lunch debts at local schools


Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church is continuing its mission of putting the city of Lawrenceville first. Between the months of March and May, Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church raised money to pay off the school lunch debts at Jordan Middle, Lawrenceville Elementary, Winn Holt Elementary, and Central Gwinnett High School.

A total of $3,686.15 was donated to these schools to pay off all student lunch debts.

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Parkview High School grad earns Fulbright award at Mercer University


Lilburn’s Justin Henry is one of two Mercer University students who were recently selected to receive Fulbright U.S. Student awards for the 2022-23 academic year.

Henry and Kimberly Tibbetts were chosen as finalists and awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships to Colombia and Spain, respectively.

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Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame trio headed to Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame


Three members of the Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame are among the new selections to the Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame.

Jeff Backus (Norcross grad), Rennie Curran (Brookwood) and Jon Stinchcomb (Parkview) are in the Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023, adding to their previous inductions into the Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame. Backus and Stinchcomb were both inducted into Gwinnett's hall of fame in 2014, while Curran joined them in 2019.

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Mill Creek High School senior Ana Sesma sees social media as a “toxic” place full of misinformation.

Some people might assume she is talking about misinformation about politics or world events, but she said there is another type of misinformation that it spreads — misinformation about how a person should look.

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Gwinnett County will have a key voice in crafting and proposing economic development and transportation policies that counties across the state, as well as Georgia leaders, could consider for their communities.

Association County Commissioners of Georgia President Henry Craig, who is a Baldwin County commissioner, appointed Gwinnett Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson to serve as the vice chairwoman of ACCG’s Economic Development and Transportation Policy Committee. Hendrickson will work alongside Douglas County Commissioner Tarenia Carthan, who was appointed to serve as the committee’s chairwoman.

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