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🌱 Mental Health Awareness Fair + School Shooting Suspect Arrested


Good morning, Dacula. I’m here in your inbox per usual to get you up to speed on everything you need to know about what’s going on in town.


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Here are the top three stories today in Dacula:

  1. The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its annual Mental Health Awareness Fair on Saturday, May 27 at Alexander Park. Mental health professionals will be on-site at the second annual fair to educate and raise awareness on mental health issues. (Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook)
  2. A teenager has been arrested in connection to a shooting near South Gwinnett County High School. Snellville police said they were called to Eastgate Place just before 9 a.m. on Wednesday last week to an 18-year-old boy that had been shot in the leg during a drug deal. The suspect, who ran off into the woods, has now been arrested on charges of aggravated assault. The suspect’s name and age have not been released. (WSBTV)
  3. Deputy County Attorney Tuwanda Rush Williams has announced she is running for an open Superior Court judge’s seat in 2024. The seat is currently held by Gwinnett Superior Court Judge Karen Beyers, who is not seeking re-election. Williams will step down from her position with the county on May 17 to run for the office. (Gwinnett Daily Post)

Today in and around Dacula:

  • Early Learning | Toddler Time At Gwinnett County Public Library (11:00 AM)

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From my notebook:

  • Gwinnett County Public Library is offering assistance through the Customer Contact Center. The customer care team can be reached at 770-978-5154 for library-related inquiries, such as hours and locations, programs, room reservations, and more. (Gwinnett County Public Library via Instagram)
  • In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12, Alcova Elementary School thanked its teachers in a recent Facebook post for their commitment to excellence, empathy, and equity in education. (Alcova Elementary School via Facebook)
  • As a reminder, the deadline to participate in this year’s 30th Memorial Day parade is Friday, May 12. The parade is slated for 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 29 at Hebron Baptist Church. (Patch)

You’re all caught up for today! See you all tomorrow morning for your next update.

Danielle Fallon-O’Leary

About me: Danielle Fallon-O’Leary is a content manager with content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and assists Patch.com with community newsletter curation. Danielle also holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and works part-time as a pediatric speech therapist.





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