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Reverend, Doctor, Mayor. Lawrenceville Legend Judy Johnson Does It All!

A long-time mayor of Lawrenceville. An educator of 30 years. A Doctor of Curriculum and Instruction. A Baptist Reverend? It may seem like a list of titles too long for one person to carry, but Lawrenceville legend Judy Jordan Johnson holds them all! As a lifelong resident of our county’s central city, former Mayor Johnson, […]

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Welcome to the Lawrenceville Bicentennial Podcast!

Did you know there’s a network of springs under Gwinnett? Ever wondered where Lawrenceville got its name? Or have you heard that the city is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year? There’s so much to love about the cities we call home, but we often don’t realize the fascinating history behind them. That’s why we’re […]

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Notre Dame Academy and Servant Leadership

Notre Dame Academy is the only K through 12 Catholic school in Gwinnett County. Founded in 2005, ND Academy fulfills a longtime need for many families seeking a Catholic education in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. With sponsorship from the Marist Order of Priests, Notre Dame Academy opened on August 14, 2005, with 151 students. […]

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Clyde Strickland Part 2: Ashes to Assets

“At about 1:30 in the morning the phone by my bed rang. A call that early in the morning is never good news. The voice screamed, “You better get down here. Metro-Waterproofing is on fire!” founder, Clyde L. Strickland remembers. Often it is the worst moments that define our future. As the saying goes, “it […]

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Clyde Strickland From Farm to Founder (Part 1)

“Not many people realize that Metro-Waterproofing was first incorporated in Gwinnett County, but it was,” says founder Clyde L. Strickland. Clyde L. Strickland is the founder of Metro Waterproofing one of the most successful companies serving the construction industry in the Southeastern United States today. The company excels in everything from new construction waterproofing and […]

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GCPS 2020 Teacher of The Year, Rebecca Carlisle

On a chilly evening in November of 2019 Rebecca Carlisle, a 10th grade AP World History teacher at North Gwinnett, recalls the energy thrumming through the ballroom of the Infinite Energy Center, where fellow teachers, principals, district leaders across Gwinnett convened. Amid the tasteful settings, a projection screen announced the celebratory event of the evening: […]

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Caring for Our Seniors – The Mansions at Gwinnett Park

The Mansions is a family-owned company that has built a great reputation in Georgia and Oklahoma for building beautiful and caring senior living communities. Over the years, The Mansions has created strong relationships with the families they serve by not only providing well thought out senior living communities, but in designing programs that create a […]

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Help Universal Joint Feed Our Hospital Workers

Help Universal Joint Feed Our Hospital Workers! Now more than ever, we need to support our healthcare professionals! How much do we care about our healthcare workers?  One trip to the hospital reminds us all too quickly how grateful and appreciative we are for the front-line workers. The real heroes in the fight against COVID-19 are […]

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Listen to Curt Thompson candidate for Gwinnett County Commission Chair.

“If Gwinnett was great enough for us to grow up in, shouldn’t it also be great enough for our kids?” – Curt Thompson The overall purpose of Curt Thompson’s campaign for Gwinnett County Commission Chair is to build a bridge to Gwinnett’s future by first getting honest about where we are. Curt Thompson graduated from […]

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Listen to Lee Thompson Jr. talk about the history and future of Gwinnett!

Lee Thompson, Jr. has spent his lifetime in Gwinnett working to make the County a better place, and believes that the politics of hope, inclusion, and unity will prevail over the politics of fear, exclusion and division. Lee believes in trying creative, new approaches to solve old problems and that all residents deserve to be […]

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