Michele Smith takes over at the Smithtown Road school.
Friday, January 18
Suwanee Elementary is getting a new leader, along with two other Gwinnett schools. Dr. Michele Smith will be taking over at the Smithtown Road school, according to a Gwinnett schools' news release. Currently Smith is assistant principal at Jenkins Elementary in Lawrenceville. Previously, Smith was an instructor at Dacula Middle School and Cedar Hill Elementary. In social work, she has a master's degree (from Wayne State University) and a bachelor's degree (from Western Michigan). Smith will replace Dr. Kimberly Smith. Also getting new principals are Simonton Elementary and Puckett's Mill Elementary. For more information, visit the GCPS website. -- How do you feel about these changes in Gwinnett schools? Share your thoughts in the comments …
The rising country music star from Suwanee combines a video shoot and family matters recently in Buford.
"Girl, I thought what we had could never turn bad/So your leavin' caught me unaware/But the fact is you've run ... girl, that can't be undone/ So here's a quarter, call someone who cares." Travis Tritt, also performed by Andy Velo on Oct. 26, 2011 The air was thick with Andy Velo stories Wednesday night at 37 Main-A Rock Cafe in Buford. Velo, the Suwanee native and North Gwinnett High grad whose star is rising in country music, was telling some of the stories himself while he and his band were recording a video for Country Music Television. "I used to lock myself up in my grandmother's house and watch videos on CMT," Velo told the crowd at 37 Main, which had come to hear Velo and be a part of filming the video (his first) for "Southern …