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  1. More Thu, 28 May 2015 18:01:25 GMT
    Leon Nathan Davis, 37, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia. An FBI-led team investigated Davis' attempts to join an overseas designated foreign terrorist organization, according to evidence presented at the guilty plea proceeding. More...
  2. Hiram man sought in murder case found dead in Fulton CountyThu, 28 May 2015 13:48:17 GMT
    A Hiram man wanted in connection with the death of his wife was found dead Wednesday night apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in southwest Atlanta, a Paulding sheriff's deputy said. The Paulding County Sheriff's Office and Fulton County Police Department identified the body of a man found dead in a wooded area behind 2099 Enon Road in Fulton County as Rockwell Sarrrabo, 41, of Baywood Way in Hiram, Cpl. More...
  3. "Rap Quotes" street signs going up in AtlantaThu, 28 May 2015 11:49:47 GMT
    New, red street signs are going up around Atlanta. But, they're more about about Outkast and TI, than giving directions. More...
  4. Preppy panicThu, 28 May 2015 09:52:50 GMT
    Near Renaissance Park, a cop saw a guy in preppy clothing running full speed into a parking lot and then rush into a small hidden area. "This area is commonly used to do drugs or conduct illegal acts," the cop noted. More...
  5. Water by the Spoonful Among Three Atlanta Premieres Set for Pinch 'n' Ouch TheatreThu, 28 May 2015 05:50:34 GMT
    Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre has announced three Atlanta premieres, including Pulitzer Prize Winner Quiara Alegra Hudes ' "Water By The Spoonful," Annie Baker 's Obie Award winning comedy "The Aliens," and "A Behanding in Spokane" by Martin McDonagh , a dark comedy in which Christopher Walken received his Tony Award nomination. Grant McGowen , the company's Producing Artistic Director, has most recently secured a new home for the vibrant young company near Candler Park in Atlanta. More...
  6. East Point Police Officer saves child from carjacking suspectThu, 28 May 2015 05:50:33 GMT
    An East Point Police officer is being called a hero after saving the life of a 4-year-old little girl. Officer was off duty on May 15th when he saw a man steal a woman's car from a RaceTrac gas station "He slammed on the brakes and I slammed on the brakes also to avoid hitting him from behind. More...
  7. New restaurant development coming to East LakeThu, 28 May 2015 02:45:53 GMT
    Last week, Fellini's and La Fonda Latina founders Mike Nelson and Clay Harper - along with business partners Jay Martin and Nathan Bolster - announced plans to bring "multiple restaurant concepts to the corners of Second Ave. and Hosea Williams Dr.," the site of a new commercial development coming to East Lake. Since opening the original Fellini's on on Peachtree Street in Buckhead in 1983, Nelson and Harper's empire currently includes seven Fellini's locations, five La Fondas, and two Greater Good BBQs in the Atlanta area. More...
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  1. Storm Damage: Lightning Sparks Fires, Limb Knocks Down WiresTue, 26 May 2015 18:31:13 GMT
    Strong storms that roared through Gwinnett Sunday night caused lightning damage and down wires, according to Gwinnett Fire, which sent the following activity report: Firefighters responded at 9:18p.m. to a neighbor report of a house fire next door in the 2200 block of Duck Hollow Trace, NW in Lawrenceville. The caller advised that occupants were home at the time and were evacuating. More...
  2. Autobell Car Wash Opens Alpharetta LocationMon, 25 May 2015 21:04:29 GMT
    The location sits at 11725 Cotton Creek Entry, which is near its intersection with Old Milton Parkway. The location is the former site of the Cotton Creek Car Wash and its hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. More...
  3. Autobell adds two metro Atlanta locationsFri, 22 May 2015 04:21:13 GMT
    The company has established a Lawrenceville, Georgia, location on the former Four Seasons Auto Wash site, noted the release, with Bryan Craig as the new manager. It is Autobell's first Lawrenceville store. More...
  4. A Day With Teepa SnowFri, 15 May 2015 16:51:30 GMT
    SarahCare of Snellville has partnered with Sunrise Webb Gin and Five Forks along with Agape Hospice, Senior Helpers-Snellville, CarePatrol of Metro Atlanta, First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville and Eastside Medical South Campus to bring nationally recognized expert, Teepa Snow to the Lawrenceville area! This will be a full day event. There will be a CEU session in the morning for professionals, an afternoon non-professional caregiver session, and a networking luncheon between sessions. More...
  5. Semi crash temporarily blocks SR 79Fri, 15 May 2015 12:42:35 GMT
    Florida Highway Patrol reports one person was seriously injured and two others suffered minor injuries when a car entered the path of an 18-wheeler shortly before midnight Thursday, May 14. According to FHP reports, Philip Daryl Cassady, 56, of Lawrenceville, Ga., was traveling west bound on Highway 2 in a 2007 Toyota Avalon when he came to the stop sign at the intersection of State Road 79. Cassady entered the intersection in an attempt to cross the road, violating the right-of-way of a 2002 Sterling semi that was traveling southbound on SR 79. The semi driver, John Anthony Lynch, 47, of Lynn Haven, attempted to take evasive action to the left, and the semi's left front side collided with the right side of the car. More...
  6. Georgia Gwinnett College Graduates Largest Class at Spring CommencementFri, 15 May 2015 08:27:58 GMT
    Georgia Gwinnett College graduated its largest class in its 10-year history Thursday, when 425 students were awarded degrees during its 2015 Spring Commencement ceremony on campus. More than 4,500 family members, friends and supporters of the graduates gathered on the library lawn for the academic ceremony. More...
  7. An itchy situationThu, 14 May 2015 12:48:21 GMT
    In Downtown, an undercover cop said he spotted a man drinking beer from a Starbucks cup. "As I watched, he finished the beer and discarded the plastic cup on the city sidewalk at the intersection of Walton Street and Peachtree," the cop noted. More...
  8. Aurora Theatre Wins 2015 IMPACT Regional Business Award for HospitalityThu, 14 May 2015 08:33:06 GMT
    Presented by BB&T and hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber, the IMPACT Regional Business Awards recently recognized and celebrated exemplary organizations from the community in a ceremony at the Gwinnett Center. Aurora Theatre won the IMPACT Award in the Hospitality category, honoring a company which consistently demonstrates a gracious spirit to Gwinnett's visitors. 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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Twomucht National Talk Show Host Articles
  1. Former Middle School Gangster Graduates HS with a 3.9 GPAThu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT
    Ray Acosta was only in the seventh grade when he joined a local gang. He did not want to continue his education. He was going to be the leader of his gang. His parents tried to talk to him but he would not and didn't listen. Right before the end of school that year, he made up his mind and would join a gang doing drugs and everything he thought he was big enough to do. However one morning while sitting in class, he was summons to the principal's office. When he arrived there he was greeted by two policemen, and the principal. He said to himself, I haven't done anything. The policeman said to him we have a warrant for your arrest. You have the right to remain silent for what you say can be used against you. At that point, he was handcuffed and taken to jail. To Ray's surprise, it was his mother, Mrs. Rossy Acosta who had turned him in, and asked the police to arrest him. When Ray was released from his three week time in jail, he enrolled in Give West, an alternative school to get his life back on the right track. His academic career spiral to great heights. He will be graduating with a 3.9 GPA. The fact that he is now graduating and has accomplished some of his goals and dreams, he wanted to credit Principal Todd Marschke and everyone at Give West. Not only has Ray accomplished a 3.9 GPA, he has taken challenging courses that has earned him a scholarship offer from Georgia Tech. Call in Wed. night at 8:00 pm from any phone and simply call 1-646-478-0188, Blog Talk Radio. Please have some encouraging words of wisdom for Mr. Acosta. ### More...
  2. Memorial Day Veteran Wall Celebration Talks ShowMon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT
    By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Welcome to All About Gwinnett. National News Editor, Tom Livsey and Snellville City Hall Councilman, Dave Emanuel, will be the talk show hosts. The talk show is the 'Brain Child of Mr. Emanuel. Each week we cover a different Gwinnett County topic and bring you exclusive insight into business, recreation, politics, arts, entertainment and education. This week, our guest is Snellville's Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts. But we're not going to be talking about politics. Instead we're going to talk about the well anticipated Snellville Veterans' Memorial, and last night's Memorial Day celebration. Thousands enjoyedthis amazing event that included tributes to our nation's veterans, a concert, craft beer tasting and the launch of hundreds of illuminated balloons with tags bearing the name of a veteran attached. Come out and support. The Wall is located in front of Snellville, Georgia's City Hall on Min Street. Welcome to All about Gwinnett Mr. Witts. Just calll 1-646-0811 or thislink:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/twomucht/2015/05/24/memorial-day-veteran-wall-celebration-talks-show ### More...
  3. Signs of the TimesWed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
    Chat talk of national community Leaders, with Ms. D. More...
  4. What is the proper way to behave at a traffic stop for police and driver, alikeTue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:00 GMT
    Recent traffic stopsituations in the the last year, racial tensions are Code Orange, when it comes to Civil Liberties.. What should be expected from the driver, and how should an officer perform, is a mystery, as well as, the source of the madness. Thankfully with the instructional information ofMajor C. L. Clemons #451North Precinct /District 3 Commander andLieutenant J.D. McClure #530Gwinnett County Police Dept.Office of Professional Standards, driverswill know what to expect while traveling through Georgia this Spring and Summer in 2015. Safety before race is the most important reason for a traffic stop in Georgia. More...
  5. Tom Livsey BirthdayFri, 10 Apr 2015 22:30:00 GMT
    A man who make you famous...Tom Livsey is having a Birthday , today ! More...
  6. National Tax Queen- Corliss Royal Talks How To Tax Extentions in 2015Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
    As the deadline to paying your taxes comes near. There is a high level of stress for millions of taxpayers who find themselvesupside down with Uncle Sam on April 15, 2015. Ms. Corliss Royal, CEO of Royal Tax & Acct., will relive some stress about how to get an extention, by communicating and filing proper files early. HOW LONG OR HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU GET WITH AN EXTENSION? DOES ANYONE GET AN AUTOMATIC EXTENSION WITHOUT REQUESTING IT? DOES EVERYONE QUALIFY FOR AN EXTENSION? WHAT DOES IT MEAN EXACTLY? Just call 1-646-478-0188 Friday, April, 03, 2015, at 2:00 pm ### More...
  7. We Are AmericansThu, 02 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
    Today I am blessed with an American Leader named Deb Howard. She is an American Pariot For All who believes in America and God! She is stopping by briefly to speak on issues of the day. More...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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  1. Branded golf balls were a mistake, Ireland's former bank regulator saysThu, 28 May 2015 09:31:33 -0400
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's financial regulator, whose "timid" supervision was criticized for not halting the country's banking crash, produced branded golf balls to promote itself before the office was overhauled, a parliamentary inquiry heard on Thursday. More...
  2. Washington gumbo lover leaves $2,000 tip on $93 restaurant billWed, 27 May 2015 18:57:52 -0400
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Washington man shocked the staff of a neighborhood restaurant earlier this week by leaving a $2,000 for a meal of beer and gumbo he shared with a friend, the proprietor said Wednesday. More...
  3. Danish radio station defends killing baby rabbit live on airTue, 26 May 2015 16:16:48 -0400
    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A Danish radio station is defending a show during which the host killed a baby rabbit by hitting it with a bicycle pump, live on the air, saying it was intended to show the hypocrisy of animal lovers. More...
  4. Bones found in California belong to Swedish girl missing 30 yearsTue, 26 May 2015 14:55:06 -0400
    (Reuters) - Bones found in the Northern California foothills have been identified as belonging to a Swedish exchange student who went missing more than 33 years ago, prompting police investigators to reopen the case, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. More...
  5. Townsend lets cat out of the bag, why hotels are bestTue, 26 May 2015 10:20:46 -0400
    PARIS (Reuters) - American player Taylor Townsend, when deciding whether to stay in a cramped Parisian hotel or rent a private apartment during Roland Garros, opted for the former. More...
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  1. Chinas Publishers Court America as Its Authors Scorn CensorshipFri, 29 May 2015 01:20:34 GMT
    The Chinese government sent a 500-person delegation from 100 publishing houses to BookExpo America in New York; a few blocks away from the expo, the PEN American Center organized a protest. More...
  2. Many Companies Cut Ads From TLCs 19 Kids and CountingFri, 29 May 2015 00:18:16 GMT
    At least 20 companies have removed their ads from the show after a report that one of its stars had been investigated on suspicion of molesting underage girls. More...
  3. James Patterson Is Starting Imprint for Childrens BooksFri, 29 May 2015 00:04:53 GMT
    The prolific author is starting his own imprint, Jimmy Patterson, to publish middle grade and young adult fiction. More...
  4. Common Sense: How Netflix Keeps Finding Itself on the Same Side as RegulatorsThu, 28 May 2015 21:16:41 GMT
    The invisible hand of Netflix has been at work influencing policy and proposed mergers in the cable, broadband and media businesses. More...
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    The fan club has migrated from bedroom walls to smartphone apps that let you text out Drake lyrics or pose with One Direction. More...
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    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to have assumed a new, unofficial role this week as the countrys chief news media critic. More...
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Living Large In Gwinnett County !
  1. Splash into summer with Parks and RecreationFri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    Summer is here, and it’s time to celebrate with a trip to one of the award-winning Parks and Recreation aquatic centers and pools! All aquatic facilities will be open beginning Saturday, May 23. Come make a splash and stay cool this summer at one of the many leisure play pools, which offer fun features such as beach entry, water play structures, giant water slides, picnic areas, and more. Parks and Recreation offers a wide-array of amenities for both fun and learning, including private, semi-private, and group swim lessons as well as private party rental opportunities. All the pools are accessible for people with disabilities and safe, supervised swimming places for patrons of all ages. Summer pool hours differ based on location. Before visiting one of our facilities, be sure to read up on proper attire, pool rules, and pool safety. More...
  2. Outdoor burn ban is now in effect from May 1 through September 30Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    The Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services would like remind citizens that a ban on outdoor/open burning is in place annually from May 1 through September 30.In accordance with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources ban on open burning, 54 counties in Georgia (including Gwinnett) are responsible for complying with the state-issued burn ban. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division imposes an annual ban on outdoor burning to comply with Federal Clean Air Regulations. During the summer months in Georgia, the ozone in the air we breathe can reach unhealthy levels.The EPD has identified outdoor/open burning as a significant contributor of the pollutants that form ozone.Consequently, open burning in metro Atlanta and larger counties is restricted during the warm weather season. The safe and cautious use of residential grills for outdoor cooking is still allowed and does not require a permit.The use of grills on balconies of apartment buildings is totally prohibited under the Gwinnett County Fire Ordinance. The following types of outdoor/open burning are banned: You may not burn trees, limbs, or any other yard waste. This includes a ban on the use of air curtain destructors for land clearing. This is in addition to a year-round ban on burning household waste. The following types of outdoor/open burning are still allowed, provided the proper permits are obtained: Fires for agricultural practices zoned RA-200/residential agricultural or a forestry service prescribed burn. Fires for the purpose of training of firefighting personnel. Permits are required for all Bonfires for activities sponsored by educational, civic, religious, or other groups for the purpose of celebration. For information on permits, click here or call 678.518.6000. For additional information, please contact the Gwinnett Fire Community Risk Reduction Division/Fire Marshal’s Office at 678.518.4980 or go to the website at www.gwinnettfiremarshal.com. More...
  3. Fire and Emergency Services reminds residents about summer pool safetyFri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    The Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services and Safe Kids Gwinnett are urging residents of all ages to stay safe while visiting swimming pools during the busy Memorial Day weekend and the rest of the summer. Both agencies have teamed up to promote year-round swimming pool safety. Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of many neighborhood, community, and backyard swimming pools. According to Safe Kids Georgia, drownings can happen any time of the year, but parents and caregivers should be particularly vigilant during warmer months when the numbers of drowning incidents increase. Many facilities such as backyard, apartment complex, and subdivision pools have no lifeguard on duty and require extra diligence from parents and caregivers to ensure safety. In 2014, Gwinnett firefighters responded to 17 drowning or near-drowning incidents. In order to stay safe and enjoy the summer, safety officials suggest following some simple pool safety rules: Supervise: Never take your eyes off of children who are in and around the water. Use barriers: Fences with self-closing or self-latching gates and secured doors with alarms can prevent young children from wandering into the pool. Avoid entrapment: Suction from a pool drain is so powerful it can trap an adult underwater.Be sure to check for and replace missing or broken drain covers. Learn to swim: To stay safe in the water, all family members should learn how to swim. Wear an approved floatation device if you can’t swim. Know how to respond: Learn CPR and basic water rescue skills. For additional information on water safety, please visit www.safekids.org.To schedule a water safety program, please contact the Gwinnett Fire Community Risk Reduction Division at 678.518.4845 or email fireprograms@gwinnettcounty.com. More...
  4. Community emergency volunteer courses available to residentsTue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    The Gwinnett County Office of Emergency Management is offering free Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT training to Gwinnett County residents beginning May 26, 2015. These courses educate residents about disaster preparedness for emergencies that may impact their community. Residents are trained in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Courses are open to all Gwinnett County residents 18 years and older who pass a background check provided by the Gwinnett County Police Department. The training consists of eight sessions that take place from 6:30pm to 9:00pm on Tuesdays. A course review and disaster simulation will take place on Saturday, July 11 from 8:00am to noon. For more information or to sign up for the course, please email ema@gwinnettcounty.com. Sign up soon; class size is limited to 25 participants. More...
  5. Gwinnett County Treatment Courts: Enforcing accountability to fight drug abuse and crime Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    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 County Treatment Courts: Enforcing accountability to fight drug abuse and crime Repeat offenders are all too common in court systems throughout the U.S., but Gwinnett County’s courts have developed a proactive approach to reduce this number by bringing together public safety and public health professionals to treat the root of the problem. Find out more about the County’s Treatment Courts. Past Articles: Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center Aquatics Team Central Precinct Community Risk Reduction Corrections Crime Prevention Unit DOT Road Condition Assessment Team Emergency Management 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...
  6. Board approves pedestrian upgradesTue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    Gwinnett commissioners on Tuesday awarded construction contracts for four pedestrian safety projects. One project will build new sidewalks on the north side of McDonough Drive from Dawson Boulevard to Graves Road, bus shelter pads for future bus shelters, plus curb, gutter, and drainage improvements. CMES Inc. was the lowest of four bidders at $334,544. Completion is planned for mid-2016. Funding comes from the 2014 SPLOST program and a federal stimulus grant. Three other projects will connect existing sidewalks near Little Mulberry Park including the south side of Hog Mountain Road from east of Mulberry Oaks Court to Hamilton Mill Parkway and the north side of Hog Mountain Road from Ridgemill Terrace to Jim Moore Road, from east of Jim Moore Road to Greenside Court and from west of Patrick Road to Pine Road. The third project will construct sidewalk along the east side of Jim Moore Road from Greenside Court to the existing sidewalk north of Greenside Court. Curb, gutter and other drainage improvements are included in all three projects. Ohmshiv Construction LLC was the lowest of three bidders at $879,254.50. The 2009 SPLOST program is funding the improvements, which should be finished by mid-2016. Board Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “I’m proud that we are continuing to make pedestrian safety improvements with SPLOST funds.” More...
  7. Chairman Charlotte Nash to serve as ACCG PresidentTue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    Senator Johnny Isakson joined county officials from across the state at the 101st annual conference of ACCG, Georgia’s county association, held April 17 – 20 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. In addition to giving one of the conference’s keynote addresses, he also installed the association’s 2015 – 2016 Board of Managers. Gwinnett County Chairman Charlotte Nash was sworn in as ACCG President and will lead the association’s 40-member Board of Managers for the next year. ACCG is Georgia’s county association and works on behalf of county officials and their communities by providing public policy and legislative advocacy, leadership development, civic and community engagement initiatives, insurance and retirement programs that specialize in local government needs and other cost-saving programs. Formed in 1914 when county officials came together to help fund the state’s first highway department, ACCG today serves as a catalyst for advancing Georgia’s counties. As ACCG President, Chairman Nash will work with ACCG Executive Director Ross King and the Board of Managers to lead the association and guide policies over the next year. During this time, ACCG will be consolidating two of its offices and moving to 191 Peachtree Tower in Atlanta, completing the course design work for the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy, working with the state to implement the new transportation law passed during the General Assembly, expanding the programs of the Civic Affairs Foundation. In addition, the Board will continue work on its recently updated strategic plan, which focuses on increasing county efficiencies, enhancing continuing education offerings and fostering strong relationships between counties and the state and federal government. “I am honored and humbled to serve as president as we enter the second century in ACCG’s history,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash. “I look forward to working with my fellow officers First Vice President Tommy Lyon (Elbert County Chairman), Second Vice President Allen Poole (Haralson County Chairman), and Third Vice President Harry Lange (Harris County Chairman) as we continue our efforts to advance Georgia counties.” Chairman Nash was first elected to serve as Gwinnett County Chairman in a special election in March 2011 and ran unopposed in the 2012 primary and general elections. She has extensive experience in local government issues, having worked in Gwinnett County government for more than 25 years, as well as serving as president of a consulting firm specializing in governmental public strategy and management. She was first named to the ACCG Board of Managers in 2012 as an At-Large Representative. “The ACCG Board of Managers is comprised of individuals with a passion for public service. They show a willingness to serve not only as a leader in their own community but also as a leader among their peers by serving their statewide association,” said ACCG Executive Director Ross King. “Chairman Nash is a recognized leader in Georgia and will provide a strong and respected voice on behalf of counties as our president during her year of service.” Other county leaders that will serve on the 2015-2016 Board of Managers include: OFFICERS ACCG President: Charlotte Nash, Gwinnett County Chairman ACCG First Vice President: Tommy Lyon, Elbert County Chairman ACCG Second Vice President: Allen Poole, Haralson County Chairman ACCG Third Vice President: Harry Lange, Harris County Chairman EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Ross King, ACCG Executive Director DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES 1st District Representative Steve Taylor, Bartow County Sole Commissioner 2nd District Representative Edwin Nix, White County Commissioner 3rd District Representative Joan Garner, Fulton County Commissioner 4th District Representative Nancy Thrash, Lamar County Commissioner 5th District Representative Billy Pittard, Oglethorpe County Chairman 6th District Representative Daylon Martin, Jones County Commissioner 7th District Representative Sistie Hudson, Hancock County Chairman 8th District Representative Randy Howard, Sumter County Chairman 9th District Representative James “Boot” Thomas, Wayne County Chairman 10th District Representative Roger Lane, Seminole County Commissioner 11th District Representative Melissa Hughes, Tift County Commissioner 12th District Representative Helen Stone, Chatham County Commissioner CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT Bruce Huff, Columbus-Muscogee County Councilor AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVES David Austin, Paulding County Chairman Johnny Davis, Jefferson County Commissioner Kathie Gannon, DeKalb County Commissioner Terrell Hudson, Dooly County Chairman Jimmy Kitchens, Coffee County Chairman PAST PRESIDENTS Mike Berg, Dawson County Chairman Melvin Davis, Oconee County Chairman James Ham, Monroe County Commissioner Benjamin Hayward, Mitchell County Chairman Kevin Little, Walton County Chairman Tom McMichael, Houston County Commissioner O.D. Netter, Ben Hill County Commissioner Lamar Paris, Union County Sole Commissioner Clinton Perry, Taylor County Chairman NACo REPRESENTATIVES James Ham, Monroe County Commissioner Richard Oden, Rockdale County Chairman SERVICE BOARD MEMBERS Georgia Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund: Frederick Favors, McDuffie County Commissioner Group Health Benefits Program: Mike Mulcare, Douglas County Commissioner Interlocal Risk Management Agency: Charles Newton, McDuffie County Chairman Defined Contribution Fund Board of Trustees: Rick Muggridge, Lee County Chairman Pension Fund Board of Trustees: L.B. ‘Buzz’ Ahrens, Cherokee County Chairman SECTION REPRESENTATIVES Christian Henry, Morgan County Attorney Bryan Rogers, Laurens County Manager Jane Greathouse, Oconee County Clerk For more information on ACCG, go to www.accg.org. More...
  8. Sheriff ’s Office hosts third annual Jail Break Challenge Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office will host its third annual Jail Break Challenge on June 6 at 8:00am at the Gwinnett County jail, located at 750 Hi-Hope Road in Lawrenceville. This 5K obstacle run is designed to challenge runners of all levels. The course leads runners around the campus of the jail, where they will encounter all levels of terrain and extreme obstacles. The event will feature three categories: Open Competitive, Team Competitive, and Non-Competitive. Proceeds support the Sheriff’s Office’s teen mentoring programs. Space is limited, so register soon at www.active.com. For more information, please visit www.jailbreakchallenge.org. More...
  9. Walther Boulevard closure affects SR 316 accessThu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    The Georgia Department of Transportation will close Walther Boulevard access to SR 316 beginning Friday, April 17, 2015, so construction can begin on a new bridge. Once complete, the new Walther Boulevard bridge will span SR 316. The $4.4 million project includes three lanes, a continuous center turning lane with bike lanes, and sidewalks. The project completion date is April 13, 2016. Click here to read the Georgia Department of Transportation press release about the project. More...
  10. Join the Great American Cleanup 2015Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup is the nation's largest annual community improvement program. For three months during the spring, more than 4 million volunteers and concerned citizens across the nation work together to beautify neighborhoods, reduce waste, initiate recycling programs, and plant trees. The Great American Cleanup Gwinnett Challenge is hosted locally by Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful. It is open to businesses, local governments, school and church groups, civic groups, athletic teams, and individuals. Visit Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful's website to learn more about taking the pledge to be an environmental steward. More...
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Zillow 2009-01-16 20:13:40

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