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  1. First Slice 3/29/15: Mayor Kasim Reed wants no part of Nobel Peace Prize SummitSun, 29 Mar 2015 17:44:48 GMT
    A Nobel Peace Prize Summit of former laureates, scheduled to take place in Atlanta this November, will not share any official affiliation with the city if Mayor Kasim Reed has anything to say about it. He sent a detailed letter to the organizer of the summit , Mohammad Bhuiyan, to express his concern over the planning and fundraising efforts. More...
  2. Snapshot of an influential life: Edsel DeanSun, 29 Mar 2015 13:30:01 GMT
    Those who didn't know Edsel Dean may have thought he was a photographer by trade. Notorious for snapping pictures of friends and acquaintances alike, the former mayor of Cartersville always made sure to provide the photographed party with a visual reminder of his meeting with them to commemorate the moment. More...
  3. A metro Atlanta county opens its section 8 waiting listSun, 29 Mar 2015 00:55:56 GMT
    It's been nearly four years since the Wyoming Housing Commission opened its wait list for section 8 housing. On Monday, crowds by the thousands got in the line that wrapped around the building, hoping to fill out an application and get placed on the l... For the first time in years, the Housing Authority of DeKalb County or HADC in Georgia announced on Friday that it is opening its Section 8 waiting lists. More...
  4. Calls about kidnapping at Atlanta airport appear to be prankSat, 28 Mar 2015 20:46:25 GMT
    A call of a woman being kidnapped and held against her will at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport appeared to be a prank. CBS46 found out the person called three times last week. More...
  5. Bobby Brown Believes That a Miracle and New Rehab Facility Will Save Bobbi KristinaSat, 28 Mar 2015 20:46:24 GMT
    Bobby Brown isn't ready to disconnect his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, from life support just yet. In spite of doctor's at Emory University Hospital telling the family that there was no hope for her to regain consciousness and that they believed that they have done everything possible to try and bring Bobbi Kristina back with no response from her, he continues to wait for a miracle. More...
  6. ICYMI: Atlanta Meth Operation Broken Up in "Historic" RaidSat, 28 Mar 2015 16:36:49 GMT
    Atlanta police say they took millions of dollars of meth off the street Wednesday, executing the largest drug raid in the city's history on two southwest Atlanta homes. According to spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy, Atlanta Police Narcotics Team 3 and the DEA Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team , supported by HIDTA , simultaneously raided homes at 2318 and 2330 Nelms Drive and discovered a huge drug operation. More...
  7. More Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:31:58 GMT
    It was business as usual at Z Tire in Lowndes County Friday morning...a far cry from Thursday when retired NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal came in as a customer. "He actually called before he came and I heard the voice on the phone," said Z Tire employee Edward Burgman. More...
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  1. Police Seek Suspect in More Than a Dozen Car Break-InsWed, 25 Mar 2015 18:04:54 GMT
    The suspect, who is seen in surveillance camera images released by police, is wanted in connection with a series of break-ins Jan. 6-31 in the Kentshire and Planters Walk neighborhoods. The two subdivisions back up to each other in the Lawrenceville area. More...
  2. Digital Casualty: Curtain Call for Popular Ga. Discount TheaterTue, 24 Mar 2015 18:18:54 GMT
    A popular Gwinnett County theater that showed near first-run movies at discounted prices closed its doors this month, citing the costs of running the business in the digital age . The owners of Town Center Value Cinemas, located at 700 Gwinnett Drive, just off Ga. More...
  3. Backyard Gardening Secrets Revealed at Grow Your Own FestMon, 23 Mar 2015 20:48:16 GMT
    The local food movement continues to grow in popularity as people become more health conscious and more attuned to where their food is originating. If you have a desire to grow your own food or lessen your impact on the environment by purchasing locally grown produce, ground flour and eggs, the Environmental and Heritage Center invites you to its fourth annual Grow Your Own Festival on Sunday, March 29, 2015, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pilar Quintero from Rancho Alegre, a Dacula based farm, will share the story of her agricultural enterprise, which includes a small dairy operation, chickens, hogs and sheep. More...
  4. C-Store Foodservice Gaining NoticeMon, 23 Mar 2015 16:43:42 GMT
    A focus on foodservice in convenience stores in the Gwinnett Daily Post states the case well: Some consumers "get it." Others don't. More...
  5. Two Stateboro clubs cited in alcohol checkSun, 22 Mar 2015 00:37:34 GMT
    Agents from the Georgia Department of Revenue conducted an alcohol compliance check in Statesboro March 5, resulting in in two clubs and seven people being cited involving underage alcohol possession. More...
  6. Gwinnett County to Build 2 New Fire StationsSat, 21 Mar 2015 16:23:27 GMT
    Gwinnett County commissioners approved a construction contract this past week to build Fire Station 31 and relocate Fire Station 10. The cost of the projects, to be paid with SPLOST funds, is $6.8 million, the county said in a press release. Work is expected to begin next month. More...
  7. Gwinnett Home a Total Loss After Friday Afternoon FireFri, 20 Mar 2015 23:40:34 GMT
    A man and wife were outside working in the backyard when a large Friday afternoon fire left their Gwinnett County home a total loss. The fire happened around 3:30 p.m. Friday on Silverwood Court, located in an unincorporated area north of Lawrenceville and Dacula. More...
  8. $60M Multifamily Sale Speaks Volumes About AtlantaThu, 19 Mar 2015 22:37:45 GMT
    Do business in Georgia? Stay ahead of CRE trends and meet the dealmakers at RealShare Atlanta on April 30. Stay tuned for GlobeSt.com's new dedicated Atlanta page and weekly email digest ATLANTA-Madison at River Sound, a 586-unit multifamily community in the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville, GA, just sold for $58.3 million. B&M Management and Madison International Realty sold the multifamily asset to Investors Management Group . More...
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  1. Dog Daze of Summer in Gwinnett County, Ga.Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:15:45 EST
    July 19 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Come celebrate National Park and Recreation Month and the Dog Daze of Summer at Rabbit Hill Park. This free event is fun for the entire family and your canine companions. There will be inflatables, kids' activities, concessions, duck races, and more. Rabbit Hill Park, 400 Rabbit Hill Road in Dacula. Call 770.822.8840 for more information. More...
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  2. Lawrenceville Business Association Holds First Meeting -Jan. 06, 2014 !Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:35:20 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown Natinal News Editor, Lawrenceville Business Association . first meeting at 133 S Clayton. Atlanta Auction. All businesses , retail, wholesale or professional services are encouraged to attend... More...
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  3. GWINNETT COUNTY WINS NATIONAL, STATE AWARDSWed, 06 Nov 2013 15:43:45 EST
    During two of the last three commission meetings, the Board of Commissioners recognized county departments that have won prestigious national and state awards in recent months.The National Association of Counties gave its annual achievement awards to the Volunteer Gwinnett effort, Gwinnett Parks and Recreations waterfowl management plan, an internal training program on the Countys new code of ethics, and a human services program called SeniorBSafe, operated jointly by the fire department and community services. More...
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  4. HHS calendar listing for November/December 2013Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:53:36 EST
    There is always something good going on in Gwinnett County these days...Check it out ! More...
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  5. Gwinnett County makes a huge trendy way to give back forward in technology !Fri, 17 May 2013 06:22:07 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Seven out of every ten homes in metro Atlanta, Ga. have some kind of electronic things they want to get rid of, in their homes. Old two pound cell phones. Old Windows 95 desk tops...Even a working XP laptop. Now there is a corporation in Snellville, Ga. to the rescue. More...
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  6. A Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) EventsFri, 22 Feb 2013 00:53:16 EST
    FEBRUARY 22 - BLACK HISTORY MONTHBethesda Elementary will learn about Black History Month on Feb. 22 withvisits from guest readers, who will highlight Black History Month. For moreinformation, call 770-921-2000. More...
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  7. Gwinnett's three new principals take the reigns of educationSat, 19 Jan 2013 16:29:35 EST
    Students at three Gwinnett County schools soon will see a new face greeting them every morning with the appointment of new principals at their schools. More...
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  8. Gwinnett County check your calender daily !Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:40:49 EST
    The County hosts many events, classes, and workshops at locations around Gwinnett.See them all on the County's new comprehensive calendar at www.gwinnettcountyevents.com. More...
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  9. TRASH SCHEDULE FOR MLK HOLIDAYSat, 19 Jan 2013 13:51:28 EST
    All Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of residents, will be closed Jan. 21 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. County offices will resume normal business hours on Jan. 22. A Magistrate Court judge will be available at the Gwinnett County Detention Center during the holiday. More...
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  10. United Ebony Society Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Parade Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:19:08 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, The United Ebony Society invites people of all colors to join them next Monday at 10:00 am. at the old courthouse in Lawrenceville, to walk in a parade in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King and Robbi Moore, shoulder to shoulder, and hand in hand, for efforts to continue success and growth of the best county in the nation, named Gwinnett County. By attending this celebration parade, we will assure to younger generations, that these two great leader's work will not end in 2013. More...
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  1. Spring Time SongsFri, 20 Mar 2015 22:30:00 GMT
    Here are a few songs and experiences thatt make you remeber this time of year,as your favorite More...
  2. St. Patrick pays tribute to Tax Queen on his day---Ms. Corliss RoyalMon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:00 GMT
    We all have one, once a year. Even though we all are created equal. Some of us aremore equal than others, and their Birthdays are representative to their community involvement. This is why it is with great honor to do a 'Birthday Show' , for one of the best tax expertsin the nation, Ms. Corliss Royal, CEO of Royal Accounting and Tax. More...
  3. Dorethia Livsey Georgia Leader speaksFri, 27 Feb 2015 18:30:00 GMT
    Dorethia Livsey has been breaking down racial barriers all her life. Listen to how she continues today ! More...
  4. Tax Queen -Ms. Corliss Royal talks home based business TaxThu, 26 Feb 2015 20:00:00 GMT
    Recently it became clear why home based businesses are one of the most important things every American citizen needs to consider. We all are still effected with the current bad economy. Lay offs are waiting every morning , like doughnuts and free coffee for tens of thousand corporate employess every morning at 'work'? Many of the new unemployed are in denial and shaken, by having their confidence suckked out of them like some kind of corporate leech. For most of them a continual downard spiral is tatooed on any thing that they touch. Until now...CEO of Royal Account and Tax, Ms. Corliss Royal, will coach this group up today. By on means, Do Not Miss this life changing talk show . ### More...
  5. ONE IN THREE WOMEN WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN TALK SHOWFri, 13 Feb 2015 20:00:00 GMT
    ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME. ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION One Billion Rising is the beginning of the new world ignited by a new energy. It is not the end of a struggle but the escalation of it. NOW is the time to enact change. This is NOT an annual holiday, we are not waiting until 14 February 2014. NOW is the time to harness the power of your activism to change the world! We celebrate these victories, and we hope you do too. Now ask yourself WHAT CAN I DO IMMEDIATELY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS - and then go out and DO IT! One Billion Rising was always conceived to be a catalyst and a wind rather than a new organization. So use it to fuel your next activities. More...
  6. Jeraldine Turk-Morgan- Ms. Suwannee Ambassdor SpeaksWed, 11 Feb 2015 19:00:00 GMT
    Ms. Jeraldine talks about the value of volunteering in your community. She speaks on her legacy to become known today, as Ms. Suwannee Ambassdor of Georgia. More...
  7. Vanessa Henderson --- The Lady of Van Miller House Speaks Fashion and Health !Tue, 03 Feb 2015 22:00:00 GMT
    Vanessa Henderson --- The Lady of Van Miller House.Welcome to the House of Van Miller. The lady of the house is Ms. Vanessa Henderson. Vanessa is one of the top national designers who calls Atlanta, Georgia her home, and her House of Van Miller collections are becoming a regular shopping center for celebrities worldwide. Ms. Henderson wears many hats, one of them is working as the Fashion Director of M3 MAGAZINE. The writing on the wall was drawn long ago when she lived in North Carolina. ### More...
  8. Super Bowl Media ReviewSun, 01 Feb 2015 20:30:00 GMT
    Here are some of the media day interviews this week from the bigger than life NFL football players in today's game ! More...
  9. Get your taxes done by a seasoned professionalWed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:00 GMT
    Corliss Usher-Royal is the CEO and Professional Accountant of Royal Enterprises Accounting & Tax, LLC. Ms. Royal attended Howard University for over three years and furthered her education at Mercer University ,where she obtained an Accounting Degree. In addition, Ms. Royal attends seminars and webinars throughout the year to stay on top of the ever changing laws and IRS rules. She has an established and proven track record of providing excellent customer service and professional services for over 20 years to the community and abroad. More...
  10. National Fashion Designer-Vanessa Henderson of Van Miller Stops by To Chat!Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:00:00 GMT
    Vanessa Henderson --- The Lady of Van Miller House Welcome to the House of Van Miller. The lady of the house is Ms. Vanessa Henderson. Vanessa is one of the top national designers who calls Atlanta, Georgia her home, and her House of Van Miller collections are becoming a regular shopping center for celebrities worldwide. Ms. Henderson wears many hats, one of them is working as the Fashion Director of M3 MAGAZINE. The writing on the wall was drawn long ago when she lived in North Carolina. ### More...
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  1. North Korea's well-to-do feast on French baguettesWed, 25 Mar 2015 05:57:50 -0400
    SEOUL (Reuters) - French-trained chefs are cooking up a storm in Pyongyang where North Korea's privileged classes are devouring their baguettes, a pro-North newspaper reported on Wednesday, even as much of the population outside the capital struggles to feed itself. More...
  2. Daughter bests father in feud at Japan shareholder's meetingFri, 27 Mar 2015 07:26:36 -0400
    TOKYO (Reuters) - A rare family feud erupted in a Japanese shareholders meeting on Friday, when the chief executive of Otsuka Kagu Ltd defeated her father's attempt to oust her, vowing to push ahead with her plan to take the furniture retailer more mass-market. More...
  3. Heave, ho: Elephants rescue 18-wheeler stranded on Louisiana roadWed, 25 Mar 2015 13:22:23 -0400
    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - When an 18-wheeler truck became stranded by the side of a Louisiana road, two elephants inside came to the rescue. More...
  4. Missing in Missouri: two Bactrian camelsWed, 25 Mar 2015 13:58:43 -0400
    (Reuters) - The hunt is on for two missing Bactrian camels apparently taken from a central Missouri farm along with a pair of steers, authorities said on Wednesday. More...
  5. Hospital beds, nurses and IV drips on India's fashion catwalkWed, 25 Mar 2015 13:45:05 -0400
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nine hospital beds in a row and imaginary patients hooked up to intravenous drips. Not the usual setting for a fashion catwalk. More...
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  1. Athletes Finding Their Voice in Derek Jeters Digital VentureSat, 28 Mar 2015 20:00:46 GMT
    The way David Ortizs first-person essay quickly went viral showed the growing reach of The Players Tribune, especially when an athlete has something provocative to say. More...
  2. Beliefs: Catholics on Left and Right Find Common Ground Opposing Death PenaltySat, 28 Mar 2015 02:23:24 GMT
    On March 5, two liberal and two conservative publications shared an editorial supporting the Roman Catholic churchs opposition to executions. On other issues, like same-sex marriage and abortion, gaps remain. More...
  3. Madison Square Garden to Split Into Two CompaniesSat, 28 Mar 2015 01:47:38 GMT
    The company confirmed Friday that it would spin off MSGs live sports and entertainment businesses from its media business. More...
  4. Nan Tucker McEvoy, Heiress Who Ran San Francisco Chronicle, Dies at 95Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:07:41 GMT
    A member of The Chronicles founding family, Ms. McEvoy was the chairwoman of Chronicle Publishing, which included The Chronicle, a morning daily and other media holdings, from 1981 to 1995. More...
  5. Sally Forrest, Actress in 1940s and 50s Film Musicals and Dramas, Dies at 86Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:00:04 GMT
    Ms. Forrest appeared in movies like Fritz Langs While the City Sleeps and Ida Lupinos Not Wanted. More...
  6. Madison Square Garden Confirms Plan to Split in TwoFri, 27 Mar 2015 22:49:04 GMT
    One company will include the sports teams, the namesake arena and Radio City Music Hall, while the other will have regional sports networks. More...
  7. Apple and Beats Developing Streaming Music Service to Rival SpotifyFri, 27 Mar 2015 22:16:47 GMT
    The new system will not have a lower price than its competitors, and wont offer a free version supported by ads. More...
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  1. 'Baseball Tonight': Best Second BasemenSun, 29 Mar 2015 08:18:17 PDT
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  2. Verlander feels 'better,' status still unclearSun, 29 Mar 2015 13:22:22 PDT
    Justin Verlander played catch briefly Sunday morning for the first time since leaving a start with a cramp in his right tricep, but it remained unclear when the Detroit Tigers ace would pitch again. More...
  3. LB Magee using Bo's advice with Red SoxSun, 29 Mar 2015 12:46:53 PDT
    Brandon Magee, after being released by the NFL's Buccaneers, is in the Boston Red Sox's minor league camp and keeping in mind everything Bo Jackson has told him as he tries to make the team. More...
  4. Mariners option left-hander Elias to Triple-ASun, 29 Mar 2015 12:53:17 PDT
    Left-hander pitcher Roenis Elias has been optioned by the Seattle Mariners to Triple-A Tacoma, a decision that likely means right-hander Taijuan Walker will be the Mariners' fifth starter. More...
  5. M's prospect dies 6 weeks after boat accidentSat, 28 Mar 2015 23:56:18 PDT
    Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez has died in Venezuela from injuries sustained in a boating accident in his home country in February, the team announced. More...
  6. Rockies' Gonzalez pain-free after knee scareSun, 29 Mar 2015 10:12:06 PDT
    Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez acknowledges he was "scared" when he felt pain again in his surgically repaired left knee. More...
  7. Teixeira bruises knee on HBP, says he's fineSun, 29 Mar 2015 10:51:37 PDT
    New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left a minor league intrasquad game Sunday with a bruised right knee after being hit by a pitch. More...
  8. Indians choose McAllister, House for rotationSun, 29 Mar 2015 12:46:12 PDT
    Zach McAllister and T.J. House earned the final two jobs in the Cleveland Indians' starting rotation. More...
  9. Shoulder likely to put Cards' Garcia off rosterSun, 29 Mar 2015 09:23:48 PDT
    Jaime Garcia was scratched from Sunday's start by the St. Louis Cardinals because his surgically repaired shoulder doesn't feel right, making it unlikely he will start the season on the active roster. More...
  10. Plan works out: Buchholz starts Opening DaySun, 29 Mar 2015 09:30:47 PDT
    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell eased the not-so-breathless speculation about his Opening Day starter by tabbing Clay Buchholz to go against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 6. More...
Living Large In Gwinnett County !
  1. Drive the Diamond in GwinnettSun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    The Jimmy Carter Boulevard bridge over I-85 opened ahead of schedule on Sunday, March 29 as a new Diverging Diamond Interchange. The DDI's innovative design relieves congestion, improves safety, and is less expensive than replacing the bridge. A DDI shifts traffic to the opposite side of the road, making left turns onto the interstate easier and improving the flow of traffic across the bridge. Construction will continue on the center median and pedestrian facilities while crews finalize the signals, interchange lighting, and pavement markings. The project is expected to be substantially complete in summer 2015. Once the project is complete, the bridge at Jimmy Carter Boulevard and I-85 will be Gwinnett County's second DDI and the third in Georgia. Pedestrian traffic should continue to use the detour route of Jimmy Carter Boulevard to Oakbrook Parkway to Center Way to Goshen Springs Road to Jimmy Carter Boulevard and the reverse. For more information on how to drive the diamond including a video rendering of the completed project, visit http://www.gwinnettddi.com/. More...
  2. Homestead exemption application deadline: April 1Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    The best way to reduce your property tax bill is to apply for homestead exemptions. The application deadline is April 1. For all exemptions, you must own and occupy the property as your primary residence as of January 1 of the year for which application is being made. Applications for 2015 exemptions will not be processed after April 1. You may apply online or contact the Tax Commissioner's Property Tax Department for an application. If you mail the completed application, please use certified mail; the signed certified signature card along with a postmark on or before the deadline will serve as proof of timely application. Once granted, the homestead exemption is automatically renewed each year. To find out more about the 14 tax exemptions available and the eligibility requirements, visit www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.comor contact the Tax Commissioner's Office at tax@gwinnettcounty.com or 770.822.8800. More...
  3. County hosts networking event for potential vendorsTue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    The Gwinnett County Purchasing Division will host the ninth annual Supplier Symposium on April 16, 2015, at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Potential vendors may drop-in between 8:30am and 11:30am to meet Gwinnett County buyers, contracting officers, and department representatives, along with representatives from the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce. The annual symposium provides vendors with an opportunity to meet buyers and contracting officers in Gwinnett County and other metro Atlanta agencies. Large and small vendors will be able to network with buyers to establish relationships as well as obtain information on current and upcoming projects. To register for this free event, please visit the Purchasing Symposium registration page. To view current projects open for bidding and explanations of bidding procedures in Gwinnett County, visit the Purchasing Division’s webpage. More...
  4. Atlanta Regional Commission seeks public inputThu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
    The Atlanta Regional Commission recently announced Phase II of its online survey. This survey is an influential step in the development of the region's plan. The survey focuses on new technologies and innovations that may impact where and how residents travel and live over the next quarter century. The input gathered through this survey will help the ARC develop and update the Region's Plan, which is a long-range comprehensive plan for transportation, land use, community development, water quality, workforce training, arts and culture, as well as aging and health resources. The survey is available until March 31 andtakes five minutes to complete. It gives you a chance to tell the ARC how to respond to upcoming trends in technology and remain economically competitive. Click here to submit your answers. More...
  5. Parks & Recreation named number one agency in the stateFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
    The Georgia Recreation and Park Association recognized Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation as the number one park agency in the state serving populations of 150,001 during the group’s annual conference held November 3 – 6 in Jekyll Island, Georgia. Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “I tell people everywhere I travel that Gwinnett has the best parks system, staff, volunteers, and supporters you will find anywhere—and this award affirms that sentiment. I am so proud of Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation.” Gwinnett County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state and among the most culturally diverse in the Southeast. Gwinnett Parks and Recreation Operations Director Tina Fleming said, “Gwinnett has risen to the challenge of serving a growing community and one that is becoming increasingly diverse through public-private partnerships, alternative funding mechanisms, creative planning, design and development, and resident input.” Gwinnett County took home three other awards. GRPA recognized Kidsplosion for outstanding minority programming. The organization is one of Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation’s community partners and provides underserved areas with creative summer camp programs and connects the community with various programs within the park system. In addition, Jason Duncan won the Facilities and Grounds Distinguished Professional Award and the Aquatics Distinguished Professional Award went to Jason Cutchins. “Kidsplosion helps us reach so many more children with recreation opportunities who may not otherwise be able to participate, and I am pleased they received this much-deserved recognition,” said Fleming. “And I am proud GRPA chose to recognize Jason Duncan and Jason Cutchins for their dedication to Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation and the exceptional service they provide to the residents of Gwinnett County every day.” More...
  6. New water and sewer rate structure eliminates planned January increase Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
    The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners last month adopted a water and sewer rate resolution that eliminates an increase in rates that was scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2015. Without this action, water rates would have increased by approximately 3.5 percent and sewer rates would have increased by about 10 percent. The new rate resolution was also approved by the Gwinnett County Water and Sewerage Authority in December. Under the new resolution, basic water rates for a residential home will remain $4.85 per 1,000 gallons through the end of 2016. Residential water rates will increase by 7 cents per 1,000 gallons every other year starting in 2017, topping out at $5.06 per 1,000 gallons in 2021. Residential sewer rates will remain $7.82 per 1,000 gallons for the next two years. Rates will increase in alternating years beginning in 2017 for a total increase of 48 cents per 1,000 gallons during the seven-year period. For more information about the rate changes, visit the Department of Water Resources’ webpage. More...
  7. Local sorority, Gwinnett County host interactive teen forumThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    The Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is partnering with Gwinnett County Government and law enforcement officials from the Gwinnett County Police Department and the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office to host a teen forum on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Rhodes Jordan Park Community Center located at 100 East Crogan Street in Lawrenceville. The teen forum is open to youth 11–18 years of age. It is designed to help bridge the communication gap between youth and local police. The forum will use open dialogue to create better understanding and improved interaction between youth and law enforcement. The interactive forum will familiarize students with law enforcement officers as real people, reasons for police stops, appropriate and inappropriate behavior during police stops, citizens’ rights, filing complaints, and students’ responsibility and accountability for behaviors that may result in police contact. In addition, participants will be able to watch a live police pull-over simulation. “We are truly excited about this partnership and the opportunity to strengthen the relationships in our community. We believe there are both tangible and intangible benefits to strong community partnerships such as improved public trust, reduced fear, saved lives, and potentially reduced crime rates or crime prevention,” said Latabia Woodward, President, Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. “I am excited about this opportunity for our young people and law enforcement officers to interact in a positive way. We are working to improve relationships and communication between the two and to reinforce the understanding that both share an important role in any interaction they may have,” said Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash. “I am grateful to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., for partnering with Gwinnett County to make this valuable connection with teens and pre-teens in our community and look forward to the results.” To register teens for the forum, visit http://www.gwinnettdst.org/events3.htm. To learn more about the Gwinnett Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., visit www.gwinnettdst.org. For more information about local law enforcement community programs, visit www.gwinnettcounty.com. More...
  8. FFY 2016 HUD Entitlement Grant Applications AvailableThu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
    Gwinnett County is accepting applications from organizations for the FFY 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program, and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. Application preparation instructions and forms are available beginning Thursday, February 5, 2015. Three (3) application workshops will be held to assist interested applicant organizations [participating cities, county departments, local public housing authorities, other organizations such as health and mental health agencies, and private non-profit organizations]. Attendance at one (1) of the three (3) workshops is a mandatory application requirement for the FFY 2016 Funding Cycle. Workshop registration forms are available here. Applications are due to the Gwinnett County Community Development Program office by Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the Gwinnett County Community Development Program office at 678-518-6008 or via e-mail at gchcd@gwinnettcounty.com.DownloadApplications and Registration Forms More...
  9. Gwinnett Office of Emergency Management: Preparing the County before disaster strikesTue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
    FOCUS ON is a monthly feature that tells how your county government employees focus on providing high-quality services to you each and every day. Gwinnett Office of Emergency Management: Preparing the County before disaster strikes Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures will soon be replaced with sunny skies and warmer weather—at least that’s what we hope for in the spring and summer months. Yet, the threat of severe weather looms throughout the year and these events never occur at a convenient time. Fortunately, the staff of Gwinnett County’s Office of Emergency Management works behind the scenes to plan for disaster and assists the county and its residents in recovery after an incident. Find out more about the Office of Emergency Management. Past Articles: Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center Aquatics Team Central Precinct Community Risk Reduction Crime Prevention Unit DOT Road Condition Assessment Team FLAME Mentoring Program Fleet Management Division Gang Unit Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Green Communities Program Grants Business Unit Home-Delivered Meals Human Resources Recruitment Neighborhood Stabilization Program Parks Maintenance Team Payroll Performance Analysis Division Purchasing Division Preventive Maintenance Senior Services Solid Waste and Recovered Materials Division Swiftwater Rescue Team Tax Commissioner Customer Service Operations Traffic Control Center TVGwinnett Production Team Volunteer Gwinnett Victim Witness Program Voter Registrations and Elections Division More...
  10. Extension hosts annual plant saleFri, 02 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
    The Gwinnett Extension is offering varieties of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs, apples, pomegranate, native azaleas, and other landscape plants as part of its annual sale. Orders will be taken January 2 through March 11, 2015. Visit www.gwinnettextension.com or call 678.377.4010 to request an order form. More...
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Zillow 2009-01-16 20:13:40

Ever wonder what your home is worth? In the current economy, I’m not always sure we want to know, but it is interesting. You can now get that information on all www.ourtown.com  websites, including this one. 

Just find the Zillow box located on the home page, type in your address, or your neighbor's, your friend's, or even your mother-in-law’s address and Zillow will give you an estimated home value based on comps in the area. Zillow also provides other helpful real estate tips for your area.    It’s important to be in the know, now more than ever, and www.ourtown.com, through our Zillow.com affiliation can help you stay on top of the real estate market.  

 

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