🌱 New GCPS Teacher Of The Year + Local Real Estate Roundup

Good morning, neighbors! It’s me, Nicole Fallon-Peek, your host of the Loganville-Grayson Daily – here to explain everything you need to know about what’s happening in the community today. Follow along for the latest.

First, today’s weather:

An afternoon t-storm; humid. High: 81 Low: 70.

Here are the top five stories today in Loganville-Grayson:

  1. Gwinnett County Public Schools has named a new Teacher of the Year after the previous recipient resigned. On Tuesday, Jamie Garcia Caycho, a first-grade teacher at Arcado Elementary School and the runner-up for districtwide recognition in December, was announced as the district’s new 2022 Teacher of the Year. GCPS officials said the previously crowned Archer High School teacher Lee Allen no longer met the active teaching status criteria to obtain the award. (Gwinnettdailypost.com)
  2. Searching for your dream home? Patch and Redfin have teamed up to bring you the latest listings in the Loganville-Grayson area. See the latest real estate roundup at the link, including a 4 bedroom / 2.5 bath for under $ 500,000. (Loganville-Grayson Patch)
  3. Park Crossing High School in Montgomery, Alabama, has hired a new head football coach from the Loganville area. Coach Tywanois “Ty” Lockett is coming to PCHS from Grayson High School with 22 years of experience. Lockett has been the defensive coordinator at Grayson High for the past three years. He helped the Rams win the 2020 state 7A state title and finish No. 2 in the nation. (WSFA)
  4. Learn more about Tyler Atkinson – the Grayson Highschooler who’s taking the college sports scene by storm. Atkinson will be starting ninth grade in the fall and he’s already received offers from up to nine different schools, including the most recent offer from Florida State University on Sunday. Additionally, he was the first eighth-grader to be invited to the All-American Bowl. See more at the link! (247 Sports)
  5. Covington Starbucks workers have voted not to unionize, going against other Starbucks in the Atlanta and Augusta areas that have voted for unionization. One of the baristas at the Covington location, about 30 minutes outside of Loganville, stated, “Going into the vote a lot of us had high expectations. Most of the store was shocked to see how we lost the vote”. Currently, out of the 9,000 Starbucks locations in the country, 100 have chosen to unionize. (The Covington News)

Today in Loganville-Grayson:

  • June 11: 2nd Round Music – Walnut Grove Park Market (10:00 AM)
  • Food Truck Party Vacation Bible School – Truth Chapel (1:00 PM)
  • Summer Pop Up Shop – 534 Athens Hwy SW (12:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Deputy Mcleod of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office participated in the Opening Ceremony at the Special Olympics State Summer Games. All the participants had an excellent time and enjoyed spending time with all participating agencies! (Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook)
  • Congratulations to Yachin at the Gwinnett County Public Library’s Lawrenceville branch who has read 300 books. Great job! (Gwinnett County Public Library via Instagram)
  • Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office recently posted information about National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. See the full post at the link. (Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook)
  • Do not let being homebound keep you from your favorite printed materials from Gwinnett County Public Library! Receive library books mailed straight to your home for no additional cost with the Mailbox Books program. Learn more at the link. (Gwinnett County Public Library via Instagram)

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You’re officially in the loop for today! I’ll see you around.

Nicole Fallon-Peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and copywriter with a degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has served as a freelance reporter, managing editor, copy editor, and editorial director for a variety of B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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