Paulding County’s Sheriff Gary Gulledge (left) honored Sergeant Ed Lackey of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office during his retirement reception January 19. Sergeant Lackey’s law enforcement career has spanned over 29 years.

Bragbook for Jan. 26

Kelli Cochran of Alpharetta was named to Truett McConnell University’s dean’s list.

Robleh Abdulla of Snellville was named to Buffalo State College’s dean’s list.

Zoe Wood and Dakota Youngblood of Avery Elementary School placed first in Cherokee County School District’s Social Studies Fair and advanced to the 2018 Northwest Regional Social Studies Fair.

Natalie Colcombe of Marietta and Calvin Kuntz of Suwanee were named to Grove City College’s dean’s list.

Amali Immanuelle Stephens of Fairburn was named to Iowa State University’s dean’s list.

Laine Kehoe of Atlanta, Hannah Dahl of Duluth and Lillian Shoji of Woodstock were named to Coastal Carolina University’s president’s list.

Samantha Ortiz of Alpharetta was named to East Stroudsburg University’s dean’s list.

Clayton Wells of Forsyth County is now an Eagle Scout.

Bailey Moody of Providence Christian Academy was selected for the U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball National Team.

Justin Matthews of Loganville was named the PlanFIRST Player of the Game for the Bob Jones University Bruins men’s basketball team January 23.

Nigel Simmons of Lilburn was named the Co-Eloise Tressel J-A-C-K-E-T Award recipient for the most spirited teammate on Baldwin Wallace University’s football team.

Timothy Pace II of Atlanta earned his Service Learning Ribbon from Army and Navy Academy.

Sarah Smith of Atlanta and Caleb Randolph of Cumming graduated from the University of Minnesota Crookston.

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