Best Part of My Journey

We had seized the day—opportunities homeschool and my mother’s National Park connections afford us—and went up to D.C. last week for the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree. Ask my twelve-year old what she liked best, but don’t believe political leanings have anything to do with her answer. Most twelve-year olds would rather see Kelly… READ MORE

Boeing May Have Just Saved the World, Really

Boeing aircraft company just gave the world a Christmas present. On December 11th, it signed a deal with Iran’s state-run airline to sell 80 aircraft at a cost of $16.6 billion. I have been anxiously awaiting this announcement because of the impact it will most certainly have on the multi-lateral deal to control Iran’s nuclear… READ MORE

Buford Elementary Students Learn with Koalas, Kangaroos and Magic

Buford Elementary Students Learn with Koalas, Kangaroos and Magic

Magician David Ginn dazzled the students of Buford Elementary School Dec. 9 with illusions, sleight of hand, and live animals. Returning from Australia and New Zealand, Ginn brought back a few furry celebrities to visit the children from the land down under. During the program, he performed his comedy magic, but also taught students about… READ MORE

World Finalist Not Just Horsin’ Around

World Finalist Not Just Horsin’ Around

Ashley Miller, a Gwinnett local, has returned from the world cutting finals in Fort Worth, Texas with her horse, Matlock. Cutting is a western-style horse competition wherein a horse and rider work as a team to display the horse’s strength and agility handling cattle during a  two and a half minute “run.” Miller has been… READ MORE

City Commission Approves School Rezoning

In the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Buford City Commission, the Commission approved rezoning of the site for the new Buford High School from Commercial (C-2) to Public (P). DCT Industrial requested rezoning of 22.43 acres off South Lee Street from Commercial (C-2) to Industrial (M-1) for an office/warehouse facility. Representatives from the adjacent… READ MORE

American Legion Post 127 and Wreaths Across America Honor Veterans Lives

American Legion Post 127 and Wreaths Across America Honor Veterans Lives

American Legion #127 celebrated the season and honored fallen veterans Monday, Dec. 12 with their annual Wreaths Across America ceremony. This year marks the fifth year for the Post to take part in the event. The ceremony signifies when the wreaths depart from Maine on their trek to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. On hand… READ MORE

Parade of Boats — Not Your Ordinary Parade

Much like the streets in small towns, the marinas at Lake Lanier were crowded with onlookers last Saturday, anxiously awaiting the arrival of this years floats in the annual Parade of Boats. Lanier Partners of North Georgia Inc., hosted the 2016 Lake Lanier Parade of Boats. The event, which has raised hundreds of thousands of… READ MORE

I-985 Shut Down After Fatal Car Accident

Around 5 a.m. Monday morning, December 12, a car accident involving two cars forced the the southbound lanes of I-985 at SR 20 in Gwinnett County to close. The accident was fatal. Since then, the road has reopened, although the exit ramp onto SR 20 from I-985 remained closed. The deceased currently remains unidentified, and… READ MORE

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