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Leaders & Legends: Phillip Beard

On an August day in 1984, a man from Memphis, Tennessee came to town. He was doing the business of the federal government, charged with selling an old post office building in the downtown Buford square. City Commission Chairman Phillip Beard greeted him, and they walked across the street together. It was blistering hot...

Heroes Project 2022: Reese Hayhurst

People talk about being present – making the effort not to dwell in the past or spending precious time anticipating the future. It’s a discipline some find difficult to master. In December 2020, the Hayhursts of Buford would be dealt a crushing blow that weaker families couldn’t have endured. The silver lining they’d discover...

Math Teacher Mosaic: Meet Mrs. Whitlow

Written by Jaiden Arada, Converge multimedia journalism intern and Senior at Cherokee Bluff High School Teachers are some of the most important people in some people’s lives. They share and provide their knowledge, but they also make real life connections with their students that other people cannot provide. A...

Meet Mrs. Sweat: Student Research Assistant, Mother, Media Specialist

Written by Micah Xu, Converge multimedia journalism intern and Junior at Gwinnett School of Math, Science & Technology (GSMST) Meet Mrs. Sweat, a media specialist working at GSMST in the Student Research Center. Mrs. Sweat is not technically a teacher per se, but rather a jack-of-all-trades. She represents the heart and...

Leaders & Legends: Dr. William L. Sheals

There’s a framed illustration on the wall outside the office of Dr. William L. Sheals. It’s a rough pencil sketch of a church building and adjoining architecture on the back cover of a legal pad. Across the roof of one building are the words “ED. BLDG,” and on the other, “ADM. BLDG.”  Across the...

Heroes Project 2022: Sandra Strickland

There is a moment that repeats itself in the lives of people all over the world. It’s a moment that divides time – cutting a clear path that creates two distinct portions of one’s life: the time before and the time after it occurred.  It happens in a hospital room, with antiseptic scents and...

Relay For Life of Gwinnett Returns Saturday, May 7! Sign Up Now!

Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. Join Relay For Life of Gwinnett's highly anticipated return - the cancer-fighting community organization's first in-person Relay since 2019! SIGN UP HERE! Event Details:Saturday, May 7, 20224 p.m. – 10 p.m.Lanier High School918 Buford HwySugar Hill, GA Presented by Primerica and Northside Hospital For...

Excelsior! Free Comic Book Day Grows Every Year in DTL!

In this episode of the Lawrenceville Bicentennial Podcast, we talk about all the new events coming to Free Comic Book Day in Lawrenceville with Galactic Quest owner Kyle Puttkammer, his daughter Andrea Puttkammer and the city’s resident comic book and geek culture advocate Lindsey Curnow, Event Coordinator! In addition, we fan out a...