Good morning, everybody! I’m back with your fresh edition of the Dacula Daily. Let’s get this week started off right, with a quick review of the most important things going on around town.
But first, today’s weather:
Sunny to partly cloudy. High: 57 Low: 31.
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Here are the top three stories today in and around Dacula:
- Coding experts from an Atlanta-based company recently headed to Patrick Elementary down the road in Buford to teach students coding lessons over three days. The technology company Accenture has been working with schools across Metro Atlanta to introduce students to coding since 2012. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
- Gwinnett County firefighters responded to a fire at an abandoned building in nearby Lawrenceville on Sunday morning. Crews found a homeless person lying on the ground near the fire who reported smoke inhalation and took the person to the local hospital for treatment. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control land determine that no one was in the building. (Fox 5 Atlanta)
- For those looking for a new home for the new year, here are five properties that have recently hit the market in the Dacula area. Available properties include a four-bedroom, three-bathroom home on Penwood Trail and a four-bedroom, four-bathroom home on Alcovy Club Drive, among others. Visit our latest real estate roundup for pictures, pricing, and additional specs. (Dacula Patch)
Today in Dacula:
- National Championship Viewing Party At Old Fountain Tavern (7:30 PM)
From my notebook:
- Did you know the average Georgia resident’s average monthly electric bill in 2022 increased by over 15 percent from the previous year? Learn more about where the Peach State stands on power consumption and costs compared to the rest of the country in this new Ownerly data study. (Ownerly)
- The upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national day of service. The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office is looking to honor the day and give back to the community by participating in the MLK Drive-Thru Food Giveaway on Jan. 14 at 12 p.m. Save the date, and come by for free food! (Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook)
- Did you know that the Gwinnett Parks and Recreation indoor aquatic centers offer classes for all ages and abilities? Find classes for water polo, infant swim classes, springboard diving, and more! (Gwinnett Parks and Recreation via Facebook)
You’re all caught up for today. I’ll see you soon!
— Danielle Fallon-O’Leary
About me: Danielle Fallon-O’Leary is a content manager with content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and assists Patch.com with community newsletter curation. Danielle also holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and works part-time as a pediatric speech therapist.