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Petition prompts new graduation dress code

Petition prompts new graduation dress code

SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Male and female graduating seniors at Brookwood High School in Gwinnett County will now have the same dress code when they march across the stage.

Students had said that girls would be barred from walking if they wore pants instead of a skirt. More than 800 students signed a Change.org petition calling for a gender-neutral dress code.

In order to reduce confusion and make sure everyone is on the same page, Gwinnett County Schools has now issued a new set of guidelines for the graduates.

The new guidelines states that students must dress in professional attire with no distinction between male and female dress.

Bridal show coming to Gwinnett

Bridal show coming to Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett County will host a bridal show at the county courthouse later this month.

The event, An Engaging Affair, will be held Sunday, Jan. 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature a fashion show and a number of local vendors, including photographers, caterers, event planners and DJs.

Admission is $6 in advance or $7 at the door. Brides-to-be who register ahead of the show will be eligible to win prizes. The first 30 brides in attendance will also receive T-shirts and welcome bags.

Learn more and sign up for the show at gwinnettparks.com.

The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is located at 185 Crogan Street in downtown Lawrenceville.

Bridal show returns to courthouse

Bridal show returns to courthouse

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett County's Winter Bridal Show will be back and better than ever in 2013.

The show will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. The cost for brides-to-be is $6 by Jan. 11 or $7 at the door; grooms are admitted free.

Plenty of local wedding vendors will be on hand -- DJs, florists, bakers, travel agents and more. Event organizers will also offer free samples and give away $5,000 worth of door prizes.

The Winter Bridal Show will be held at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse on West Crogan Street in Lawrenceville.

Learn more about the event at gwinnettcounty.com.

Crazy 8 opens at Discover Mills

Crazy 8 opens at Discover Mills

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A new children's store has arrived at Discover Mills.

Crazy 8, a concept by the Gymboree Corporation, sells clothing for boys and girls sizes 0 to 14.

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To celebrate the grand opening, Crazy 8 is offering 25% off all purchases made Thursday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 3.

Crazy 8 at Discover Mills is located next to Tommy Hilfiger Company Store.

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Local beauty student places in national competition

Local beauty student places in national competition

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A local cosmetology student is now officially one of the nation's most talented aspiring makeup artists.

Brittany Ashley Alexander, who attends the Gwinnett campus of Empire Beauty School (1455 Pleasant Road, Lawrenceville, 30044), placed fifth in the Nail Artistry category at the 2011 Empire Beauty School Future Professionals Expo Competition.

"There is no question that Brittany has the talent and motivation necessary to succeed as a nail pro and we expect her to have her pick of fabulous job opportunities when she graduates from Empire Beauty School," said Frank K.

BEST SPOTS: Neighborhood Thrift Stores

BEST SPOTS: Neighborhood Thrift Stores

ATHENS, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of Neighborhood Thrift Stores for you to purchase some eccentric and timeless pieces.

In today’s economy, it’s important for shoppers to get the most bang for their buck and the thrift store is where you can do that. Open your mind fashionistas and fashionmistas, the thrift store isn’t only for those in need.

Minx is a favorite among locals and university students. The shop, which features florescent lights and an adorable resident Corgi named Winston, has an impressive collection of vintage jewelry, boots, shows, coats and furniture. However, shoppers think the best part of the shop is the $1 section in the back and the $5 bin. This is the type of thrift store that makes thrifters happy. The store is located at 166 W. Clayton Street in Athens.

The Classy Finds Consignment store carries everything from formalwear to hardware and tools.