Thursday, December 27, 2012
The 2012 Georgia Sportwriters Association All-State Football Team included players from Norcross High and Greater Atlanta Christian.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The 2012 Georgia Sportswriters Association All-State Football Teams were released this week, and a few football gems from the Norcross area made it in. According to the Gwinnett Daily Post citing the Associated Press, players from both Norcross High and Greater Atlanta Christian were on the teams for their respective classes. The Class AAAAAA team had six players from the Blue Devils, and the Spartans had four football players in Class AA. Norcross head coach Keith Maloof was named the Coach of the Year and running back Alvin Kamara received the Offensive Player of the Year title. Here's a list of the following players: Class AAAAAA (Norcross) RB Alvin Kamara, senior, first team offense DL Lorenzo Carter, junior, first team defense LB …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Norcross High graduates took the stage Thursday for their commencement ceremony at the Gwinnett Arena.
The Class of 2012 for Norcross High School had its last hoorah at its graduation ceremony, held Thursday, May 24, at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth. Check out the photos in Norcross Patch's Viewfinder.
Monday, May 21, 2012
The U17 team marks the third U.S. national team for the Norcross High basketball player.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Norcross High basketball player Diamond DeShields will be playing in the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship this summer, according to ESPN. The U17 team is the third U.S. National team for DeShields, a junior at Norcross. The offense guard also won gold medals with U.S. teams for the U19 world championship team in 2011 and the U18 Americas championship team in 2010. She's among the six "newcomers" whom USA Basketball named to the U17 squad Sunday, says the article. The 12-player team will be playing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from Aug. 17-26. Earlier this month, DeShields announced that she is committed to the North Carolina Tar Heels after she graduates from Norcross. She also helped the Lady Blue Devils score a spot in this year's …
Thousands of people roamed the streets of Norcross to see the display of 308 vintage cars.
Vintage Fords, Chevys and Oldsmobiles revved up their engines and hung out in downtown Norcross for the car show Saturday. Celebrating its 15th year, the Norcross Car Show drew in thousands of people to see a display of 308 cars and motorcycles, dating as early as the 1900s. Hot dogs and hamburgers were for sale, in addition to baked goods, t-shirts, silent auction items, and raffle tickets for a $1,700 Primo grill and a completely finished 350 Chevrolet motor. While the event is fun for all ages, the car show is for a good cause, too: All funds go to the Kristi Memorial Scholarship, which financially aids in medical scholarships for elligible college students. This year, 13 scholarships were awarded from the $18,200 that was raised. The …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Commissioners thank county staffers for finding additional cuts to avoid using reserve funds.
It will require leaving open positions unfilled for awhile, and not filling some public safety jobs at all. But Gwinnett County officials were feeling a sense of accomplishment Tuesday when they adopted a balanced budget for 2012 that did not require dipping into reserve funds. "The credit goes to the staff and officials throughout the county," said Charlotte Nash, chairman of the Board Of Commissioners, at the business meeting where the budget was passed. Various department officials kept whittling away and prioritizing even after the proposed $1.32 billion budget was unveiled in November. At that time, officials projected using about $5 million in reserve funds. But since then, officials identified savings that included: "It's a huge …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
"What should Gwinnett County Public Schools look and be like in the next decade?”
As our nation and community prepare to enter 2012, the School Board and Superintendent are updating Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Strategic Priorities for 2010-2020. Also, we are seeking community input related to the Academic Knowledge and Skills Curriculum through meetings of the GEMS Oversight Committee. At the five GCPS Area Board meetings in March and April of 2012, we will report to community members feedback that we have received related to these two important initiatives. We invite this feedback to help the school system collaborate with those whose support is vital to sustaining a high performing school district that provides a quality and effective education for every student. Sustaining the excellent academic reputation that …
Monday, September 12, 2011
County budget review sessions enter final day.
The Gwinnett County court system is requesting slightly less money for 2012 than under the current budget. But Superior Court Judge Tom Davis made it clear Monday that any further reductions are not recommended. "We've gone about as far as we can go," Davis told Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash and other county government leaders in Lawrenceville. The system that handles criminal, civil and domestic cases wants about $11.3 million, about $41,000 less than the current fiscal year. And Davis outlined cost pressures and workload figures to support his claim of a system stretched very thin. "If our system breaks, there's no way to throw enough money at it to fix it," Davis said. He noted two areas in which the county's 10 Superior …