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  1. Jury finds man guilty in robberySat, 05 Sep 2015 00:52:05 GMT
    Robbery defendant Quint Tucker of LaGrange, left, speaks with his Newnan-based attorney, David Taylor, on Tuesday during a trial in Troup County Superior Court. More...
  2. Oh Baby! Loews Atlanta Helps Boomers Check Off Bucket ListFri, 04 Sep 2015 20:46:43 GMT
    With all of the industry talk about hotels catering to Millennials, there is one property here that is looking out for the "forgotten" generation: the Baby Boomers. The Loews Atlanta Hotel offers a Bucket List Package to Baby Boomers and empty nesters who are looking to explore the city and cross things off their bucket list - like visiting historic sites and popular attractions, as well as eating at famous local dining establishments. More...
  3. A literary feast is coming to DecaturFri, 04 Sep 2015 18:35:52 GMT
    Food fanatics, here's something to digest. Local chefs and culinary exerts from around the US and Georgia will present their latest cookbooks, perform demonstrations, and engage in moderated discussions this Labor day weekend at the AJC Decatur Book Festival , all free and open to the public. More...
  4. First Slice 9/4/15: MARTA initiative could link Lindbergh and...Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:17:55 GMT
    Heading to the Decatur Book Festival this weekend? Be sure to say hi to MARTA. Staff members will be in the area to discuss the Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative , a project that could provide the corridor between Lindbergh and Avondale MARTA stations with light rail like a tram or streetcar. More...
  5. Suspected drug trafficker appears in Troup County Magistrate CourtFri, 04 Sep 2015 10:02:06 GMT
    The man accused of trafficking 40,000 tablets of Xanax, 1,000 pills of Percocet and 11 pounds of high-grade marijuana down Interstate 85 in Troup County faced a judge and the Troup County sheriff's deputy that arrested him for the first time Thursday morning in Magistrate Court. More...
  6. Georgia State, please don't demolish the Bell BuildingFri, 04 Sep 2015 05:55:03 GMT
    After years of sitting empty and forgotten, the Bell Building on Auburn Avenue finally started getting some news in the last two weeks. Unfortunately, it's not necessarily the good kind. More...
  7. Eyes wide shutFri, 04 Sep 2015 01:40:10 GMT
    A cop patrolling a Sweet Auburn park saw two men smoking at public picnic tables inside a pavilion. The cop approached the smoking men and overheard other people inside the pavilion warning a woman to throw away her liquor bottle before the cop arrived. More...
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  1. GlobePharma Names New PresidentWed, 02 Sep 2015 20:27:32 GMT
    Sameer Trikha has been appointed president of GlobePharma, Inc. Mr. Trikha succeeds Dr. Sanni Raju, who has stepped down as company president after 22 years. As founder, Dr. Raju will continue to have an active role in the transition and retains ownership of the company. More...
  2. School officials check trash to see what really kids eatMon, 24 Aug 2015 23:56:29 GMT
    To determine what kids really eat at school, cafeteria workers here have come up with a modified version of dumpster diving. School officials check trash to see what really kids eat LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. More...
  3. - Duke lands 4-star football recruitSat, 22 Aug 2015 04:50:10 GMT
    Duke landed a significant football commitment Friday night when Dylan Singleton said he'll play his college football with the Blue Devils. Singleton, a defensive back from Lawrenceville, Georgia, picked the Blue Devils over his home state Georgia Bulldogs. More...
  4. Winthrop-University Hospital worker charged with stealing patients' personal information, cops saySat, 22 Aug 2015 00:49:14 GMT
    Jasmine Sanchez, 33, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was an account representative for the Mineola-based hospital when she stole Social Security numbers and credit card information while she worked out of a Bethpage office, police said. Jasmine Sanchez, 33, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was an account representative for the Mineola-based hospital when she stole Social Security numbers and credit card information while she worked out of a Bethpage office, police said. More...
  5. BrandBank inks partnership deal with Lakeview Capital PartnersWed, 19 Aug 2015 23:35:16 GMT
    Lakeview Capital Partners LLC and BrandBank formed a strategic partnership, marking BrandBank's first alliance with a local wealth management firm. The companies jointly reported the partnership will give Atlanta-based Lakeview's clients direct access to Lawrenceville, Ga.-based BrandBank's customized deposit and lending services. More...
  6. Storm Damage: Possible Lightning Strikes in Dacula, ElsewhereWed, 19 Aug 2015 12:57:24 GMT
    Gwinnett County fire crews were kept busy by emergency calls during Tuesday evening's strong storms that moved through the area. "While fire crews appeared to be extremely busy, there were no major reports of damage and no injuries were reported due to the storms," Rutledge said in a storm activity response report. More...
  7. Georgia Jail Matches Female Inmates with Shelter CatsTue, 18 Aug 2015 17:47:20 GMT
    Helping paws and helping hands are coming together at the Gwinnett County Jail in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The facility is home to Operation Second Chance , a program that matches inmates with at-risk shelter animals, reports the Gwinnett Daily Post . More...
  8. Gwinnett Deputies Find Rape Suspect After Tipped Off He Was at Bait ShopTue, 18 Aug 2015 00:24:41 GMT
    The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office said deputies from the agency's fugitive unit arrested Robert Veit, 44, Monday after quickly acting on a tip he was at a local bait shop. He was wanted by Gwinnett Police for a July 30 incident, "in which a woman called police to report that Veit had just sexually assaulted her," the sheriff's office said in a news release. 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. Tim Echols Public Service Commissioner...SpeaksSun, 30 Aug 2015 22:30:00 GMT
    Tim Echols, Public Service Commissioner. Tim Echols was elected to the Public Service Commission in 2010. Prior to joining the commission, he founded TeenPact, a mock legislative youth program that he expanded to 38 states. When he ran for the Public Service Commission, Mr. Echols emphasized consumer protection, clean energy, and accountability. He continues to focus on those issues today. More...
  2. Atlanta Rises to the Homeless NeedsThu, 27 Aug 2015 18:00:00 GMT
    Lift Up Atlanta's 3rd Annual Benefit Concert. 20 amazing performers - spoken word artists, comedians, musicians, dancers and singers will be donating their tremendous talent to help the homeless. All this goes down on August 29th from 6-9pm at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center (3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034) We need your help! Volunteers are still needed plus we need your help to spread the word. Admission is a donation of your choosing and a personal hygiene item for the homeless. Can't beat that price! You can get your tickets on the following linkhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/lift-up-atlantas-annual-benefit-concert-2015-tickets-Phone:678 245 4622... ### More...
  3. This week s guest on All About Gwinnett is US Congressman Rob WoodallSun, 23 Aug 2015 22:30:00 GMT
    This week s guest on All About Gwinnett is US Congressman Rob Woodall. Mr. Woodall represents the 7th congressional District of Georgia which includes portions of Gwinnett and Forsyth Counties. In addition to serving the 7th district, Mr. Woodall also serves on House Committee on Rules, the House Budget Committee, and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Before being elected to Congress in 2010, Mr. Woodall, who prefers to be called Rob, served as a staff member and ultimately Chief of Staff for former Congressman John Linder. Welcome to All About Gwinnett Rob. tune in live at 6:30 on blogtalktadio.com More...
  4. Jace Brooks, Gwinnett County Commissioner for District 1 SpeaksSun, 16 Aug 2015 22:30:00 GMT
    This week, Jace Brooks, Gwinnett County Commissioner for District 1 will be our guest on "All About Gwinnett"! Mr. Brooks has been a County commissioner since 2012/ Prior to that, he served on the Suwanee City Council for 10 years. Join us for the live broadcast onblogtalkradio.com, at 6:30pm Sunday evening (August 16) or listen any time by clicking the link that will be posted here after the show concludes. ### More...
  5. Tricia Bailey Top Georgia CEO celebrates her BirthdayMon, 10 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT
    Please listen to one of the topentrepreneurs in Georgia, Please listen to her and Morgan B. Matthews talk about the safety resons why they created M T Innovations, and www.getoffndrive.com . Just call from any phone...1-646-478-0188 at 3:00 pm eastern today, August 10, 2015 ### More...
  6. All About Gwinnett with Roger MarmolSun, 09 Aug 2015 22:30:00 GMT
    This week on "All About Gwinnett", our guest is Roger Marmol. Roger recently announced his candidacy for Snellville City Council. With his military experience and involvement in Gwinnett County political campaigns, Roger brings a unique perspective to Snellville. Tune in at 6:30, Sunday, August 9th for the live broadcast. Just call from any phone this number.1-646-478-0188 ### More...
  7. Dudley Enterprises will Speak on Cyber BullyingThu, 06 Aug 2015 22:30:00 GMT
    For more than thirteen years, Dudley Enterprises Computer Sales and Repair has supplied its customers with quality desktops and laptops. We are a business partner, a trusted provider of Business and Residential Computer Service Contracts backed by a solid guarantee. Our mission is to listen to our client's specific needs and deliver quality products through continuous operational excellence. We carry complete product lines such as Dell, HP and Lenovo. Please bring pen and pad, as these two Georgia entrepernurs Mr.Tyrone Dudley, and his wife Mrs. Cheryl Dudley,aid parentsto squash theirhousehold 'Back to School computerbudget', as well as, trying to help protect and squashing the fastest growing danger for teens, right behind 'Testing While Driving. Its called, 'Cyber-Bulling'! The Dudleys' are now a part of the best hyper-local news site in the country, OurTown Media. Just listen for now and take good notes Parents The Tech Duo,will be presenting continuous suggestions, and help correct your computer needs, from time to time. Before you buy five I Phone 16000 , or buy the Windows 4500, parents just listen and help us save ,'One Life'. Simply call 1-646-478-0188 exactly at 6:00 pm(est), August 6, 2015. You can call from any phone. It will only be 30 minutes, and will able to hear anytime from the host site. More...
  8. This week on "All About Gwinnett" our guest will be Dennis ConwaySun, 02 Aug 2015 22:30:00 GMT
    This week on "All About Gwinnett" Dave Emanuelguest will be Dennis Conway. Mr. Conway is a Registered Professional Parliamentarian whose job it is to bring order to what can occasionally be chaotic city council, county commission or any other meeting of a deliberative body. Mr. Conway serves as the official parliamentarian for the Atlanta Regional Commission, the City of Snellville and a number of other councils and commissions. Join us at 6:30 Sunday evening (August 2nd) to listen to the live broadcast (www.blogtalkradio.com) . Later that evening, we'll post a link to the recorded broadcast so you can listen at your convenience. ### More...
  9. Dave Emanuel ---All About GwinnettSun, 26 Jul 2015 22:30:00 GMT
    This week on "All About Gwinnett" our guest will be.... Me. There are a few local topics I want to discuss. More...
  10. Connie Wiggins---Executive Director of Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful speaksSun, 12 Jul 2015 22:30:00 GMT
    This week on "All About Gwinnett", our guest is Connie Wiggins, Executive Director of Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful. For the past 35 years Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful has been at the forefront of efforts to not only keep the county clean and beautiful, but to educate residents on the ways they can help. During that time, Ms. Wiggins has lead the charge to improve the environment. Please listen to Dave Emanuel, Snellville City Councilman talk about Gwinnett's future with the leaders of Today. ### More...
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  1. Arby's fires Florida manager after police officer joke goes 'awry'Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:51:59 -0400
    MIAMI (Reuters) - Arby's sandwich chain fired a South Florida restaurant manager and suspended a clerk after an unfortunate police joke led to a complaint against staff at a drive-thru. More...
  2. Pope makes surprise visit to Rome optician for new eyeglassesThu, 03 Sep 2015 18:14:17 -0400
    ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis slipped out of the Vatican on Thursday evening to make a surprise visit to a Rome optician's shop to get a new pair of eyeglasses, insisting that his old frames be re-used and that he would pay for them. More...
  3. Australian sheep is unofficially the world's woolliestThu, 03 Sep 2015 11:56:49 -0400
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Around 40 kilograms (88 lb) of wool has been sheared from a sheep found near Australia's capital, the RSPCA said on Thursday, making him unofficially the world's woolliest. More...
  4. Spanish pensioner offers cash to find job for 'desperate' sonThu, 03 Sep 2015 11:40:51 -0400
    MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish pensioner has placed a newspaper advertisement offering 5,000 euros ($5,600) to any employer who would hire his 39-year-old son, a "desperate" unemployed father of one. More...
  5. Odd ancient lizard-like reptile called earliest-known turtleWed, 02 Sep 2015 16:40:27 -0400
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was a creature that one scientist said resembled "a strange, gluttonous lizard that swallowed a small Frisbee." More...
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  1. Hulu Starts a Commercial-Free Option to Rival Netflix and AmazonSat, 05 Sep 2015 06:00:05 GMT
    Subscribers can choose to pay $8 a month to watch its television shows and movies with commercials or, for an additional $4 a month, without the ads. More...
  2. Ouster of Don Orsillo, Beloved TV Announcer, Fuels a Red Sox FirestormSat, 05 Sep 2015 01:28:45 GMT
    The news that Orsillos contract was not being renewed leaked, leading fans to respond with a social media campaign demanding that the Red Sox and NESN reverse their decision. More...
  3. Aretha Franklin Thwarts Screening of Documentary Featuring Concert FootageFri, 04 Sep 2015 23:59:41 GMT
    Ms. Franklin successfully blocked the Telluride Film Festivals highly anticipated screening of Amazing Grace with a last-minute injunction. More...
  4. Peoria Settles Suit Over Parody Twitter Account That Mocked MayorFri, 04 Sep 2015 18:45:23 GMT
    Jonathan Daniel is to receive $125,000 to drop a lawsuit over a raid that happened after he set up an account using the Peoria mayors identity. More...
  5. Star Wars Fans Flock to Midnight Store Openings for New ToysFri, 04 Sep 2015 09:10:37 GMT
    Streams of tired but excited devotees lined up for Force Friday, as the store openings were called, to buy products tied to an upcoming film. More...
  6. Memo From India: Sensational Murder Case in India Stirs Media Frenzy Fed by Police LeaksThu, 03 Sep 2015 23:25:48 GMT
    The case of Indrani Mukerjea, accused in her daughters death, has become the latest to draw attention in a hyper-competitive unrestrained reporting environment. More...
  7. Review: Different Thinking About Steve Jobs, the Man Behind AppleThu, 03 Sep 2015 22:48:24 GMT
    Alex Gibneys new documentary, subtitled The Man in the Machine, is a merciless anatomy of a complicated public character. More...
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  1. Yankees' Luis Severino continues to be a 'long day at the yard' for opponentsFri, 4 Sep 2015 23:11:41 EST
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  1. Five residents serving on 2016 budget review team Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    Five Gwinnett residents have volunteered to help Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash on the budget review team setting priorities and making recommendations for the 2016 budget.  The citizen members are Mark Brock, Lisa Burleson, Burt Manning, Santiago Marquez, and Latabia Woodward. Brock, Manning, and Woodward are returning for another year of service. Woodward and Burleson are alumni of the first Gwinnett 101: Citizens Academy class held in the spring.  Brock serves as building maintenance director for Gwinnett County Public Schools and Manning is a retired real estate appraiser and assessment administrator who has worked in six Georgia counties. Woodward serves as a strategic planning principal for Georgia Power and is the immediate past president of the Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.  Burleson, new to the review team, is a retired district level administrator from Gwinnett County Public Schools. Also serving his first year on the budget team, Marquez is CFO/VP of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and has spent nearly 20 years serving the Latino community locally and nationally.  “I am grateful that these five knowledgeable and thoughtful residents have agreed to serve in this capacity,” said Nash. “It is important for the public to have input in local government decisions, and I look forward to working with these individuals and our staff to listen to departmental needs and plans, review revenue projections and develop the 2016 budget.”  County departments and agencies present their business plans and financial resource requests to the review team in late summer each year. The videotaped presentations are made available to the public on the TVgwinnett government-access cable television channel and on demand on this website. Presentations began on August 31, 2015.  The Chairman’s 2016 budget proposal will be available to the public and news media at the same time it is presented to commissioners on November 17. A public hearing will be held on December 7. By Gwinnett County ordinance, the Board of Commissioners must adopt the annual budget during its first meeting in January. More...
  2. Showcase your wares at the fairWed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    The Gwinnett Cooperative Extension Service invites you to showcase your canning products, artwork, nee­dle work, crafts, and photography at this year’s Gwinnett County Fair, September 17 – 25, 2015, at the fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. For more information or to register, please visit www.gwinnettcountyfair.com. More...
  3. County offices closed for Labor Day holidayWed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    All Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of residents, will be closed Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day holiday. County offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 8. A Magistrate Court judge will be available at the Gwinnett County Detention Center during the holiday. Labor Day is not a trash and recycling holiday for solid waste providers in unincorporated Gwinnett County, so trash and recycling collections are scheduled as normal. The Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recycling Call Center will be closed that day, but hauler call centers will be open. Residents can search for their solid waste hauler to find their hauler’s contact information. Residents who live in a city should contact their trash and recycling provider to find out if collections will be delayed due to the holiday. More...
  4. Be an elections poll officialWed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    The Gwinnett Voter Registrations and Elections Division needs dedicated citizens to serve as paid poll officials. Successful poll officials demonstrate patience, enjoy working with people, take direction well, possess basic computer skills, and are detail-oriented. If you are interested in applying, please visit www.gwinnettcountyjobs.com and select the Elections Poll Official position. Positions are available for the November 2015 election, so please apply now.  More...
  5. Gwinnett County and local schools partner to expand safety initiatives in schoolsWed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    Gwinnett County Public Schools and Gwinnett County Police held a press conference recently to demonstrate the new 2014 SLOST-funded school emergency notification system that links GCPS and Buford City Schools to the 911 Center through several types of alerts, as well as video feed, when the school activates a switch. A new management system for school visitors is also being installed in all Gwinnett elementary and middle schools and four Buford schools. The emergency notification system will be activated by trained school personnel in the event of an active threat, which eliminates the need to place a 911 call in this type of emergency. Once the system is activated, the automatic alert system will send a signal directly to the Gwinnett County 911 Center and school police headquarters. In addition, the visitor management system will provide controlled access to schools. Once the school day begins, doors will be locked and visitors will need to press a button on a control panel to gain entry to the school. Upon entering the school, visitors will follow the normal visitor procedures, signing in and showing identification to receive a visitor's badge.  More...
  6. Explore Gwinnett's past at the Yellow River Post OfficeWed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will take guests back in time to the mid-1800s with its living history event at the historic Yellow River Post Office at Hudson-Nash Farm in Lilburn on Saturday, August 29 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Immerse yourself in life on the home front in the 1860s. See a laundress demonstrate how clothing was cleaned, meet a soldier, participate in mock drills, gain an appreciation for period music, and learn of the contributions made by local residents Thomas P. Hudson and Eli P. Landers. Tour the historic post office and general store to understand how this location provided critical supplies to the local population.  Visitors will also explore the cultural contributions of African-Americans during this time in history through an interpretation of the slave cabin that is located on the site. Guest speakers from the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County will help tell the stories of local African-Americans as well as share artifacts and photos that bring their stories to life. For more information about this event, visit www.gwinnettehc.org. More...
  7. Pavilion reservations just got easierMon, 17 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    The award-winning Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation Division now offers you easy access to schedule your next special event from a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Our outdoor pavilions make the perfect location for your next event, whether it’s a birthday celebration, team party, church picnic, or family reunion. Outdoor pavilions are located in many of the County-owned parks located throughout Gwinnett. They can accommodate small and large parties and feature amenities such as grills and picnic tables. Most pavilions are conveniently located near playgrounds, trails, and restrooms and some have access to electricity and water. Put some fun back into your function and reserve an outdoor pavilion today at the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation webpage by selecting the Pavilion Reservations button.  More...
  8. When calling 911, stay on the lineFri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    Since the beginning of 2015, hang up calls to the 911 Center have increased from nearly 15 percent of all calls in January to almost 27 percent in June. It is important to remain on the line with a 911 Communications Officer even if the call was an accident. When a person hangs up on a 911 call, the Communications Officer calls the person back to insure that police or fire response is not needed, taking valuable time that could be spent addressing a true emergency call. If you no longer need public safety response, tell the 911 Communications Officer. It takes less time to cancel your call than to hang-up and force the Communications Officer to call you back to determine the nature of your call.  Hang-ups happen for many reasons: Someone accidentally calls 911 A child calls 911 Multiple people call 911 for the same emergency Someone calls 911 and then changes their mind A child is playing with a disconnected phone, which will still call 911 Remember, it is important to stay on the line with 911 for emergencies, non-emergencies, or even if you accidently call. If you are a witness to a crime or traffic accident, please call 911. Your statement could be valuable to the investigation. Never assume that someone else is calling 911 in an emergency.   More...
  9. 2015 Property Tax Bills in Mail and Due October 15Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    Tax Commissioner Richard Steele announced that 2015 property tax bills have been mailed to Gwinnett County taxpayers and should be received by Aug. 15. All bills will have a single due date of Oct. 15. Taxpayers may choose to make a single payment or partial payments as long as the total due is paid by the due date. For property owners with an escrow account, tax information is available to the mortgage company; however, it is ultimately the responsibility of the property owner to ensure taxes are paid by the due date. If there are questions about who will pay the taxes, homeowners should contact their mortgage company directly, especially if their mortgage company has recently changed. There are several options for property tax payment: Pay online by check, credit or debit card at GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com. (Paying by check is free; debit card: $3.95 flat fee; credit card: 2.29% service fee.) Mail payments to P.O. Box 372, Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046. Pay by check using drop boxes 24 hours a day at all Tax Commissioner offices. Pay in person during business hours at all Tax Commissioner offices. View your property tax information at the newly redesigned www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com on your computer, tablet or phone. If you have questions, contact the office at Tax@gwinnettcounty.com or (770) 822-8800. More...
  10. Board approves 2015 millage rateTue, 21 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    On July 21, 2015, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners adopted 2015 millage rates to fund the services provided by county government, rolling back the general fund rate by 2.3 percent and maintaining last year’s rate for the service districts. A mill is one dollar of tax for every $1,000 of the assessed property value. State law requires that a rollback millage rate be computed for the maintenance and operations fund, also called the general fund, that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s new tax digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occur “The district commissioners and I are pleased that we are able to roll back the general fund millage rate and still meet our service commitments while maintaining a balanced budget. We appreciate the good work by County officials and staff that made this possible,” said Board Chairman Charlotte Nash. Millage rates in Gwinnett County vary based on a property’s location and what services the county provides. The total millage rate in unincorporated areas will be 13.579, down slightly from last year. Rates for three service districts will remain the same: fire and emergency medical services (3.20 mills), police (1.60 mills) and development and code enforcement (.36 mills). In addition, the countywide levy for both voter-approved debt and recreation remain unchanged at .24 and .95 mills, respectively, while the general fund rollback rate is 7.229 mills. Click here to view a table detailing millage rates in different areas of the county. Today’s action by commissioners also paved the way for the Tax Commissioner’s Office to prepare property tax bills for mailing by August 15 with a payment due date of October 15. For an interactive online tool that shows estimated property taxes for any Gwinnett property and what those taxes buy, look under Where Your Property Tax Go on the Your Money webpage.  More...
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Zillow 2009-01-16 20:13:40

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