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Bryan Adams and Joan Jett Duluth concert tickets go on sale today

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Bryan Adams is coming to Gwinnett County in June and he's bringing Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.For more on this story please listen to the Gwinnett Daily Post podcast. Adams' tour in support of his 15th studio album — “So Happy It Hurts” — makes a stop at the Gas South Arena on June 18. The 26-city tour, which starts June 6 in Baltimore. Adams announced the 2023 So Happy It Hurts Tour on Tuesday night's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

Adams is famous for songs like “Summer of ‘69”, “Everything  I Do” , “Heaven”, and more. Joan Jett’s hits include “I Love Rock n Roll” and “I hate myself for loving you.”

Tickets go on sale starting today at noon on ticketmaster.com.

Andy Maughon may have retired from nearly five decades of fixing automobiles, but he’s planning to stay more than active.

Maughon, who for the past 27 years has owned and operated Andy’s Muffler & Lube on Scenic Highway in Snellville, closed the business on January 31, selling the property where his shop was located. He said he may find a part-time job to “keep from going insane,” and that he is a hunter and fisher, and that he and his wife do enjoy horseback riding. When asked why he decided to retire now, Maughon said, “It’s time. I’m tired and I can’t get any help, so it’s just time. I’ve got two (employees) working for me now and I used to have eight.”

It’s likely that the Monroe native, who now lives in the Oglethorpe County town of Arnoldsville, will also continue his hobby of racing. When he opened his shop in 1995, Maughon and his wife were featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post for their racing prowess.

When the COVID pandemic kept families close to home, Loganville resident Michael A. Carson and his son Matthew decided to team up on a writing project that resulted in the publication of two books — one about the origins of Black History Month and the other about notable African-American jazz figures through history.

Although the Carsons are no longer stuck inside, their collaboration continued with a new book, “Unsung African-American History Makers: Unknown Hidden Figures And Their Stories,” which was released on New Year’s Day.

Carson said that it was his son — who just celebrated his 13th birthday — who came up with the idea for their latest book. Although the father-son team has thus far proven quite prolific, Carson said they don’t have a firm idea on their next book — or if there will be a next book. Their process is usually started when they hear of something that they both think might make a good book. As of now, they don’t have anything currently in mind. Carson also said the best part of this whole process is the familial connection that he and his son have made.  

Students from South Gwinnett High School brought home a national championship in late January after winning the SuitUp Capgemini business competition.

The competition took place in four cities — New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and Atlanta — with the winning team from each region advancing to compete nationally. South Gwinnett represented the Atlanta market.

The teams participating in the competition hosted by SuitUp (an educational nonprofit that seeks to increase career readiness for young people through business plan competitions) assumed the role of CEO for Capgemini, designing the prototype for a teen-friendly app focused on financial literacy. Each student was recognized with a certificate and a cash prize.

A dozen families were displaced by a fire at a Norcross-area apartment complex on Tuesday.

Gwinnett County firefighters were called to the Terra at Norcross Apartments complex, at 10:12 a.m., on a report that smoke was coming from a water heater closet. A plumber later told fire officials that he had noticed smoke in a water heater closet while he was working on pipes in the closet and used pull stations to make occupants aware of the fire.

Crews arrived three minutes after they were called and found a two-story, multi-unit building on fire and deployed four hose lines to battle the flames. They also used two hydrants which were located in the apartment complex. The cause of the fire is still being investigated by fire department officials. One adult male did sustain a minor injury during the fire, but he was treated by medical crews and released at the scene. Twelve families were displaced by the fire and the complex's management is working with them to get them a place to stay while repairs are made.

The Knight History Essay Contest, established by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution in honor of George S. and Stella M. Knight, is designed to provide high school students an opportunity to probe the major events of American history.

Bolstered by research conducted by the student-writer, essays — ranging in word county from 800 to 1,200 — must be original with topics based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence or the framing of the U.S. Constitution. Students from the ninth through 12th grade submit their essays at the chapter and state levels to be considered for the national contest.

Macayla Hutsler, a home-schooled 11th grade student from Gwinnett, is the recipient of the Lawrenceville-based Button Gwinnett Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution’s essay contest award for 2022-23. Hutsler also won the state award, which was presented in late January at the Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution in Duluth. Hutsler’s essay was entitled “Caesar Rodney: A Patriot Worth Remembering.” One of America’s founding fathers, Rodney, who was born and died in Delaware, provided the tiebreaking vote that made the Declaration of Independence unanimous after Pennsylvania and South Carolina also voted for independence.

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