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  1. Culture notes: Pridgen to lead Atlanta Chamber Players; Trey McIntyre ...Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:25:48 GMT
    She will replace Paula Peace, who co-founded the ensemble in 1976 and has served as its artistic leader for all but a few months of its 38 seasons. More...
  2. Police Investigating Drive-by Shooting in NW AtlantaThu, 24 Apr 2014 16:11:14 GMT
    Atlanta police are investigating an early Thursday morning drive-by shooting in the Berkeley Park neighborhood in northwest Atlanta. More...
  3. Kidnapped boy set free, drives abductor crazy by repeatedly singing gospel songThu, 24 Apr 2014 15:06:14 GMT
    A 10-year-old little boy in Atlanta is now safe and sound after repeatedly singing a gospel song to his alleged kidnapper. More...
  4. One shot, 1 injured in West Midtown robberyThu, 24 Apr 2014 14:06:20 GMT
    Authorities are on the scene of a shooting in the West Midtown neighborhood. According to Atlanta Police, the shooting happened on the 800 block of Forrest Drive in NW Atlanta. More...
  5. Georgia Tech to host health care partnership forumThu, 24 Apr 2014 11:01:41 GMT
    The conference is being hosted at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center Tuesday. More...
  6. 2014 Atlanta cheap eats superlativesThu, 24 Apr 2014 09:01:55 GMT
    The very best lists of bests eschew the familiar. For good grub at good prices, that means banishing pizza by the slice, discarding the hot dog, trashing tacos, and getting rid of grilled cheese. More...
  7. 7 Atlanta meal deals to try nowThu, 24 Apr 2014 09:01:54 GMT
    Atlanta restaurants are flush with value if you know where to look. Whether you're in the mood for a full-on Italian feast, an all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue spread, or a swanky three-course steak dinner, we've found a dining deal for that. More...
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Topix News-Lawrenceville, Ga.
  1. Restaurant Voluntarily Closes After Scoring 35 Out of 100 on InspectionThu, 24 Apr 2014 15:02:14 GMT
    A Gwinnett County restaurant voluntarily closed Wednesday, April 23, after scoring 35 out of 100 on its latest health department inspection. More...
  2. Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new lawThu, 24 Apr 2014 01:13:42 GMT
    Surrounded by bill supporters, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs House Bill 60 into law during a signing event Wednesday, April 23, 2013, in Ellijay, Ga. More...
  3. Norcross High 18th in Georgia in Best U.S. High School RankingsWed, 23 Apr 2014 21:09:18 GMT
    Norcross High School was ranked 18th in Georgia on the 2014 Best High School Rankings by U.S. News & World Report. More...
  4. Reports: Grandmother Seeking Custody of Emani Moss' Siblings 'Turned...Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:50:24 GMT
    A Gwinnett County judge turned down requests from both grandmothers seeking custody of the two siblings of the 10-year-old Lawrenceville girl who was allegedly starved to death last year. More...
  5. Aurora, Georgia Ensemble, Serenbe unveil 2014-15 season lineupsTue, 22 Apr 2014 00:17:55 GMT
    THEATER Aurora to open with 'Mary Poppins,' will remount 'Les Miz' Aurora Theatre will remount its all-time biggest hit, "Les Miserables," along with three other musicals, a drama and a comedy for its 2014-15 season. More...
  6. R hm Adds South-Central U.S. Sales ManagerMon, 21 Apr 2014 20:16:58 GMT
    Mark W. Raby is the new regional sales manager of chucks, centers, vises, and tool clamping and automation systems for Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. More...
  7. 2014 Statesboro Kiwanis RodeoSun, 20 Apr 2014 15:40:11 GMT
    Georgia Southern student and Lawrenceville, Ga., native A.J. Blaze bows his head in prayer during opening ceremonies of the Fourth Annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo Friday. More...
  8. BCSO search for missing persons, possibly in Ga.Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:10:21 GMT
    Kenneth, 87, and Phyllis, 85, Anderson should have left their Hilton Head Plantation residence at approximately 10 a.m. on Friday en route to visit family in Lawrenceville, Ga. More...
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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. VETERANS DAY CEREMONY HONORS GWINNETT?S MILITARY HEROES Sat, 10 Nov 2012 17:14:33 EST
    Gwinnett County will host the annual Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville. More...
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Twomucht National Talk Show Host Articles
  1. The Importance of Laying Hands On Another-Massage Therepy - Feb 26,2014Wed, 26 Feb 2014 02:00:00 GMT
    The Importance of Laying Hands On Another-Massage Therepy It should be obvious to most people that life is full of pleasure and pain. One thing that is so overlooked is the healing qualities that one can give another just through touch. Tonight's talk show will have one of the nation's massage therepist, national news columnist, and life coaches, Mrs. Rita Bruss. Ten years of experience as a Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Health Coach, Owner of a Private practice on mission to change the health of America one person at a time... She is extremely passionate about helping people create better health working closely with other like-minded individuals that Encourage adoption of habits that are conducive to experiencing a higher quality of a stress free life. This show will start from the simple need to breathe and massage, in order to relieve daily stresses of life. Please tune in, and tell a friend. Just call 1-646-478-0188 . ### More...
  2. One Billion Rising Talk Show - Feb 13,2014Thu, 13 Feb 2014 02:00:00 GMT
    Now is the time to show unity and love for one billion females that will be abused at one time of their lives. One Billion Rising, represents a change in the mindset of female victims, and the abusers. Mary Jane, one of the organization's leaders in Georgia, who will be the co host on the show. She will explain the international issues about abuse against women. She will also describe the combined solution for women, corporations, community leaders, and volunteers, can become members, and contributors for Feb. 14, Flash Dance, and also how that can continue to make a change, one zip code at a time. Ms. Tricia Bailey, CEO of MT Innovation, will host the show. Please share this info with your friends and family members, ,and have them call in on Feb. 12, at 9:00 pm. Simply call 1-646-478-0188. ### More...
  3. Women Speak About What They Really Want For Valentine's Day - Feb 08,2014Sat, 08 Feb 2014 02:00:00 GMT
    Tonight, Twomucht will be playing some great tunes for women. Ladies will be able to speak from their heart about Love. He will have some of the best professional women from many different indusrties, discuss what they Really want their lovers to do next week for Valentine's Day Feb. 14, 2014. Men, do not miss this show, because you might be surprised at how much a simple hug can be worth more than a pair of $1000 diamond earrings ! To be sure you MUST give her a, 'Big Bear Hug' ! ### More...
  4. United Ebony Society's Dr. MLK Parade Jan. 20, 2014 in Lawrenceville, Ga. - Jan 10,2014Fri, 10 Jan 2014 23:30:00 GMT
    United Ebony Society's President Marlene Crawford will discuss their group and upcoming events, along with how to become a member. More...
  5. Twomucht's Ladies Night Out -In 2014 First Show ! - Jan 04,2014Sat, 04 Jan 2014 04:00:00 GMT
    Though the years have changed, and many minds have been re-programmed, in 2014. Twomucht's Ladies Night Out In, is still the same. My show is for the beautiful women who do today, like they have done every day. They take care of family.On Friday nights, I reward them with song and music, that appreciates every thing that they do throughout the week, and not give praise for, just because they are Woman ! ### More...
  6. Caught in a Trap Hicks Talk Show - Dec 20,2013Fri, 20 Dec 2013 02:00:00 GMT
    Mr. Trap 'Island 21' Hicks , one of the best players of the brand new exciting professional indoor football, named, X-League, is hosting his first national talk show. Along with Mr. Brain' Don King' McGlade, you will be able to listen and learn about the excitement awaiting us in March 2014. Mr. Trap will be interveiwing coaches, trainers, and X-League players about information that is , until now kept in the locker room. If you are a true fan of America's best sport of football, you should call in and listen to this great player, who jogs a 4.29 sec. 40 yard dash. ### More...
  7. Why business owners should bother to barter---SBC talk show? - Dec 12,2013Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:00:00 GMT
    In the spirit of the gift giving holiday season, Mrs. Sossa will be on Twomucht's national internet talk show, December 11, 2013, at 9:00 pm, eastern. Business owners and entrepreneurs are urged to call in with a pen and pad, to learn about how the world of barter can promote their companies for the rest of this year, and flourish in 2014. Mrs. Laurie Sossa of Southern Barter Club hosted a very successful barter bash with 600-700 local business owners on December 4, 2013. SBC celebrates the end of the year party during the Christmas Season where the club showcases the value of businesses that accept the barter currency. "People need to know they can be thriving in today's economy even if they lost their job they can simply trade their services offering their goods and services in lieu of cash to acquire what they need through an organized barter club", reveals Mrs. Sossa, who is one of Georgia's top entrepreneurs. She adds, "The entire evening not one cash dollar was spent! Fabulous entrees of gourmet foods, lavish desserts, top notch entertainment, vendor tables filled with gifts and products along with an exciting fashion show that featured all the garments worn by over 100 models, were all traded with barter currency." Simply call from your phone 1-646-478-0188.press #1, if you wish to be consider to talk to the host. Otherwise, just put your phone on speaker, pour you a glass of ice tea and learn how the world of barter can do for you enterprise. Please call on time, due to limited space. Happy Bartering ! ### More...
  8. Brain McGlade Speaks X-League Indoor Football - Dec 04,2013Wed, 04 Dec 2013 02:00:00 GMT
    We are in the meat of the holiday season, and we re about three months before the X-League teams start to reveal to American a brand new style of indoor football. We will have people from all facets of this new league on my national talk show. Call in and bring a pen and pad. They are going to take us all to school. More...
  9. Georgia Stealth Try-Outs and Training Talk Show - Nov 07,2013Thu, 07 Nov 2013 02:30:00 GMT
  10. Twomucht Show - Nov 06,2013Wed, 06 Nov 2013 02:00:00 GMT
    Community Talk Show revealing some of the best merchants Georgia has to offer. If you are a merchant with special services and products, then call in and share with our community. More...
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  1. Uruguay to allow pot users to buy up to 20 joints a weekThu, 24 Apr 2014 13:46:47 -0400
    MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguayans will be able buy up to 10 grams of pot a week, enough to roll 20 joints, under new rules governing the recently legalized marijuana trade in the country, a government source said on Thursday. More...
  2. Sri Lanka deports British tourist for her Buddha tattooThu, 24 Apr 2014 08:18:46 -0400
    COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka on Thursday deported a British tourist for having a tattoo of Buddha on her arm which a court said was an insult to the island's main religion. More...
  3. Father thanks God for stowaway son's survival on Hawaii flightThu, 24 Apr 2014 12:23:22 -0400
    (Reuters) - A Somali immigrant whose 15-year-old son survived a flight from California to Hawaii stowed away amid freezing temperatures and low oxygen levels in the wheel well of a jet said in a radio interview that he thanks God his son is alive. More...
  4. California city delays vote on Sriracha sauce factoryThu, 24 Apr 2014 01:54:39 -0400
    IRWINDALE, California (Reuters) - A Southern California city council put off voting on Wednesday on whether to declare a popular hot sauce maker's factory a public nuisance, as the two sides sought a settlement over residents' complaints of tear-inducing fumes. More...
  5. Ship that sank in 1888 found near San Francisco's Golden Gate BridgeWed, 23 Apr 2014 19:36:13 -0400
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The wreckage of a passenger steamship that sank in the 19th century after a collision in the San Francisco Bay has been found near the Golden Gate Bridge, officials said on Wednesday. More...
Atlanta Examiner Gwinnett News
  1. Adorable adoptable: Tank from RescueCatsThu, 24 Apr 2014 21:17:08 +0000
    Every day there are thousands of homeless pets in shelters in metro Atlanta who all have the same wish - a forever home. They are dreaming of waking up in a home where they are loved and cherished and are... More...
  2. Atlanta Braves Bark in the Park on Sunday, April 27Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:11:14 +0000
    Turner Field is going to the dogs – literally - on Sunday, April 27 when canine companions are invited to join their humans for a fun-filled afternoon of major league baseball. Take your best friend with you to the 1... More...
  3. Elektra #1 reviewThu, 24 Apr 2014 20:53:56 +0000
    Elektra #1 became available April 23, 2014. The story is written by Haden Blackman with art by Michael Del Mundo. Elektra is known as the world's most beautiful and deadliness assassin. Her trademark weapon is a pair of... More...
  4. Fish spawn, what to expect after record winter, Carters Lake fishing reportThu, 24 Apr 2014 20:22:55 +0000
    Lake level: 1 foot above full pool. Clarity: clear. Temperature: 53 degrees.You know last winter was an intense one for most of the nation, so much in fact that if you were not sick of the winter weather... More...
  5. Best sunscreen protection, stop the confusionThu, 24 Apr 2014 19:14:12 +0000
    Consumer reports has researched sunblock on the market and found there is a bigger gap between the SPF number and the actual protection you get from UVA and UVB rays. Which is a serious misnomer because the wrong protection can... More...
  6. First look at Elektra #2 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:41:26 +0000
    Elektra #1 just hit shelves April 23, 2014. It was up many peoples pull list, including mine. Haden Blackman and Michael Del Mundo did an amazing job. This May, the Marvel Universe’s deadliest assassin braves new dangers... More...
  7. P2P: person-to-person customer service trendsThu, 24 Apr 2014 18:36:55 +0000
    Impeccable customer service has long been the holy grail of organizations. But the fact of the matter is that customers are not loyal by nature, that is, it takes effort to keep the clients you have and attract new ones... More...
  8. Second season of 'Friday Night Tykes' could have positive impact on youth sportsThu, 24 Apr 2014 18:28:08 +0000
    The premiere season of Esquire Network’s youth football-focused “Friday Night Tykes” was no doubt an eye-opener for many viewers. But, the controversial reality show appears to have opened a few eyes in the TYFA... More...
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  1. Lois Wallace, a Respected Agent of Prominent Authors, Dies at 73Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:18:41 GMT
    Ms. Wallace formed a small but prestigious literary agency that represented Erich Segal, William F. Buckley Jr., Joan Didion and Don DeLillo. More...
  2. Tarantinos Infringement Lawsuit Against Gawker Is DismissedThu, 24 Apr 2014 19:57:20 GMT
    The director accused the company of helping to leak an unpublished script, but a judge said his lawyers had offered no evidence of copyright abuse. More...
  3. The Lede: American Journalist Released by Ukraine SeparatistsThu, 24 Apr 2014 19:29:30 GMT
    Separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine released the American journalist Simon Ostrovsky on Thursday, three days after he was taken prisoner in Slovyansk while reporting for Vice News. More...
  4. Stephanopoulos Signs Long-Term Contract With ABC NewsThu, 24 Apr 2014 17:02:46 GMT
    The agreement will keep him in anchor positions on two important programs, Good Morning America and This Week. More...
  5. Times Co. Reports Increased Advertising and Circulation RevenueThu, 24 Apr 2014 12:30:06 GMT
    Despite the revenue gains, The New York Times Company said first-quarter profit was down because of costs related to new digital subscription products. More...
  6. F.C.C., in a Shift, Backs Fast Lanes for Web TrafficThu, 24 Apr 2014 00:58:32 GMT
    Planned new rules would allow an Internet provider to negotiate separately with content companies like Disney or Google and charge for priority service. More...
  7. Advertising: Trying to Bolster the Image of Frozen Meals as Sales LagThu, 24 Apr 2014 00:47:26 GMT
    Stouffers is introducing commercials that aim to shift the perception of some consumers that processed frozen meals are not as tasty or nutritious as freshly prepared ones. More...
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  1. Yankees' Pineda banned 10 games by MLBThu, 24 Apr 2014 15:44:53 PDT
    New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended 10 games by Major League Baseball "for possessing a foreign substance on his person" in Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox. More...
  2. Wrigley cake ends up down in the dumpsThu, 24 Apr 2014 15:43:02 PDT
    The Chicago Cubs just can't win. Even on their stadium's birthday. More...
  3. Tommy John stunned by surgery 'epidemic'Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:23:49 PDT
    Former major league pitcher Tommy John says it's "unreal" that so many pitchers need elbow surgery 40 years after he was the first to undergo the procedure that now bears his name. More...
  4. Sosa to 'clear it up,' sad to miss Cubs partyThu, 24 Apr 2014 12:57:41 PDT
    The Chicago Cubs feel like Sammy Sosa owes them an apology, and the former slugger told ESPNDeportes.com on Thursday that he is willing to sit down with the club to make amends. More...
  5. Yanks' Nova opts for Tommy John surgeryThu, 24 Apr 2014 15:01:34 PDT
    Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has opted to have Tommy John surgery to repair the partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. The team announced the surgery will be performed by Dr. James Andrews, a specialist in the procedure, on Tuesday. More...
  6. Reds' Chapman faces hitters, is 'electrifying'Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:35:46 PDT
    Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, who has been on the DL since being struck in the head by a line drive on March 19, faced live hitters for the first time since the incident on Wednesday. More...
  7. Diamondbacks' Trumbo (foot) heads to DLThu, 24 Apr 2014 09:57:55 PDT
    Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo will be sidelined for an extended period of time because of a stress fracture in his left foot. More...
  8. Cards' Wainwright: Knee OK, won't miss startThu, 24 Apr 2014 11:44:19 PDT
    St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright threw a bullpen session and said his right knee feels good enough to allow him to make his next scheduled start Sunday against Pittsburgh. More...
  9. Cabrera, Scherzer lead Tigers by White SoxThu, 24 Apr 2014 15:28:13 PDT
    Cabrera, Scherzer lead Tigers over White Sox 7-4 More...
  10. McGrady makes Skeeters' roster as pitcherThu, 24 Apr 2014 09:14:54 PDT
    Former NBA star Tracy McGrady has made the opening day roster of the Sugar Land Skeeters as a pitcher. More...
Living Large In Gwinnett County !
  1. Chairman Charlotte Nash to serve as 2014 – 2015 ACCG First Vice PresidentThu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Governor Nathan Deal joined county officials from across the state at the 100th annual conference of ACCG, Georgia’s county association, held April 11-15 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. In addition to giving the centennial keynote address, he also installed the association’s 2014-2015 Board of Managers. Gwinnett County Chairman Charlotte Nash was sworn in as ACCG First Vice President and will serve as part of the association’s 40-member Board of Managers for the next year. She is slated to become the association’s next president in April 2015. 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 First Vice President, Chairman Nash will serve as a member of ACCG’s Executive Committee and work with the other officers and ACCG Executive Director Ross King to lead the association and guide policies. She is also charged as the Board liaison to the association’s membership services programs, including insurance, retirement, technical assistance and preferred partnerships. In addition, she will chair the ACCG Policy Council, which helps to guide the association’s advocacy efforts before the Georgia General Assembly and Congress. “It is an honor to serve on the board of managers during this exciting time in ACCG’s history,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash. “I look forward to working with my fellow officers President Kevin Little (Walton County Chairman), Second Vice President Tommy Lyon (Elbert County Chairman), and Third Vice President Allen Poole (Haralson County Chairman) to advance Georgia’s counties as ACCG enters its second century of service.” 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 association,” said ACCG Executive Director Ross King. “Chairman Nash is a recognized leader in our state and will provide a strong and respected voice on behalf of counties on legislative issues this year.” Other county leaders that will serve on the 2014-2015 Executive Committee include: OFFICERS ACCG President: Kevin Little, Walton County Chairman ACCG Second Vice President:Tommy Lyon, Elbert County Chairman ACCG Third Vice President: Allen Poole, Haralson County Chairman For the complete list of 2014 – 2015 ACCG Board of Managers and more information about Georgia’s county association, please visit www.accg.org. More...
  2. Tax Assessors Board mails annual assessment noticesFri, 04 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Gwinnett County property owners will soon get the official assessment of their property’s value. Chief Appraiser Steve Pruitt said the Board of Assessors mailed approximately 260,000 annual notices of current assessment to residential and commercial real property owners on Friday, April 4, 2014. State law dictates the specific information to be included in the notice of current assessment, such astheproperty’s 2014 value, an estimate of taxes to be paid by the property owner based upon the 2013 millage rates and information on how to file an appeal of the value. Since 2008, the tax value has decreased for more than 93 percent of all residential properties in Gwinnett County. As the real estate market has rebounded and foreclosures and bank sales have slowed, property sales have jumped considerably. As a result, approximately 75 percent of the county’s 1,645 residential neighborhoods will see an increase in value, adding $2.2 billion in market value. Approximately 14,000 residential notices will show a decrease in value. The sum of these downward adjustments totals almost $95 million in residential market value. The general review of commercial properties resulted in some 1,500 properties receiving increases in value totaling almost $600 million in market value. New property growth totaled approximately $350 million in market value, with contributions of $215 million from residential properties and $135 million from commercial. “The declining real estate market and changes to tax law that required selling prices of foreclosed and short sales to be used in the appraisal process have reduced the property digest by 28.5 percent over the past five years,” said Pruitt. “Now the market has rebounded soundly above the foreclosure and short sale prices of the recent past.” Considering the potential impact of appeals, officials estimate that the overall increase in the property tax digest will be approximately 10 percent. All notices of assessment also include an estimate of the property tax bill based on last year’s net millage rate and this year’s current fair market value. The actual tax bill will be based on the tax rates set by the Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education later this year. Property owners should note that the actual tax bill may be more or less than the estimate. In addition, the estimate may not include all eligible exemptions. Property owners have 45 days from the date of the notice to file an appeal by using the statewide uniform appeal form (PT311A). The deadline for appeals is May 19. Those who choose to appeal may submit appeals by U.S. mail or in person. Property owners also have the option to submit their appeals and track the status online at www.gwinnett-assessor.com. Assessment notices, forms and appeal information, including FAQs, can also be found on the webpage. Property owners may also contact the Tax Assessors’ Office for information or assistance at assessor@gwinnettcounty.com, 770.822.7200. More...
  3. Board allocates 2014 SPLOST fundsThu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    On April 16, 2014, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners allocated 2014 SPLOST program funds within the public safety category. Commissioners also approved project lists in accordance with the purposes outlined in the referendum approved by voters last November. In addition to public safety, other purposes include transportation, recreation, senior services, and libraries. All 16 cities in Gwinnett County are also sharing in the sales tax proceeds. Commissioners had previously specified $11.6 million in SPLOST public safety funds for a new medical examiner facility and an upgraded public safety notification and response system for public schools. Today’s board action assigned the remaining $46.3 million to three public safety departments: fire and emergency services ($23.8 million), police ($18 million) and sheriff ($4.5 million). Project selection for the remaining purposes involved heavy public input, with recommendations for both the transportation and recreation lists coming from committees made up of residents. The volunteer Recreation Authority developed the 2014 SPLOST recreational facilities and equipment project list based on an update of the parks and recreation capital improvements plan that took place between 2012 and 2013. Numerous public meetings were held as part of the master plan update process. Residents representing homeowners, businesses, civic leaders, environmental concerns, schools and seniors made up the Citizens Project Selection Committee for transportation projects. They shared information with their interest groups and held open meetings throughout development of the project list. The community services department hosted a series of four public meetings to gather input to help develop the list for senior services facilities and equipment. The 2014 SPLOST Budget by Category lets you see the overall budget for the SPLOST program that began collections on April 1, 2014. The Gwinnett County portion of the budget was conservatively based upon 90 percent of the midpoint forecast for collections. Click on the links below to view the project lists for the 2014 SPLOST:Transportation Public SafetyRecreation Libraries Senior Services More...
  4. Take the pledge during the Great American Cleanup Gwinnett ChallengeFri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    The Great American Cleanup Gwinnett Challenge is hosted locally by Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful now through May 31, 2014. 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. Once you have taken the pledge, you can choose from a list of projects or create a project and register it online with Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful. Projects must be completed by May 31, 2014. Once the project is completed, submit a post-project results form to be considered for recognition and prizes. More...
  5. FOCUS ON: Volunteer GwinnettWed, 02 Apr 2014 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.Volunteer Gwinnett Smashes Records and Enhances LivesMeeting a challenging goal is great. Smashing it two years ahead of time is even better. The residents and county employees participating in Volunteer Gwinnett understand just how powerful teamwork can be when tackling ambitious projects. More than 50,000 Gwinnett volunteers ended 2013 with a bang by logging more than one million volunteer hours. The original goal was to reach one million by 2015. Find out more about Volunteer Gwinnett.Past Articles: Animal Welfare and Enforcement CenterAquatics TeamCentral PrecinctCommunity Risk ReductionCrime Prevention UnitFleet Management DivisionHome-Delivered Meals Human Resources RecruitmentGeographic Information Systems (GIS)Grants Business UnitNeighborhood Stabilization ProgramPayrollPerformance Analysis DivisionPurchasing DivisionPreventive MaintenanceSwiftwater Rescue TeamTraffic Control CenterTVGwinnett Production Team More...
  6. Gwinnett County invites you to celebrate Earth DayThu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Please join the Solid Waste Division on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves as we celebrate Mother Earth by hosting a free recycling event. This event will feature electronics recycling ($10 cash fee per TV), tire recycling (limit eight tires per vehicle; no dealer tires), and paint collection (limit five one-gallon cans per vehicle; no paint thinners, stains, spackle, oil paint cans, rusted paint cans, or dried-up paint). Please bring your gently used or old sneakers to be donated to those in need or recycled into surfaces for local playgrounds and running tracks. Residents can enjoy free kids’ activities and touch-a-truck, and will have the opportunity to meet their haulers. Paper shredding will not be provided at this event, however Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful provides free paper shredding Monday Through Friday. For more information, please visit http://www.gwinnettcb.org/. If you would like to volunteer, please visit http://www.volunteergwinnett.net/ to sign up for this event. More...
  7. Animal Control is sprucing up for springTue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    The Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center is having a spring cleaning day on Saturday, April 19 beginning at 9:30am. Volunteers are needed to help landscape the exterior of the building and clean the interior. Feel free to bring gardening tools to help plant trees, flowers, and shrubs. They are also hosting a supply drive, so please donate gently used items you’ve cleaned out of your own closets to the shelter. For more information, including a list of items to donate, please view the attached flyer or call the shelter at 770.339.3200. More...
  8. Commissioner Howard hosts Listen and Learn sessions Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST
    Gwinnett County District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard will host Listen and Learn with Lynette, a series of meetings to share an overview of what’s going on in Gwinnett County government. She will also give residents an opportunity to ask questions or express concerns. Commission District 2 covers the western part of the county and includes areas in and around the cities of Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Norcross and Lilburn. All meetings begin at 7:00pm. Please select the best date for you to attend: March 17: Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main Street in Lilburn April 21: Five-Forks Trickum Library, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road in Lawrenceville April 23: Mountain Park Depot, 5050 Five Forks Trickum Road in Lilburn For more information, please see the attached flyer. More...
  9. Get Fit And Walk Across The State Of GeorgiaWed, 19 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST
    Walk across the state of Georgia—virtually—by signing up for The University of Georgia/GwinnettCooperative Extension Walk Georgia program. A 12-week program beginning February 2, Walk Georgia helps you increase your physical activity and develop the get-moving habit.Sign up February 1 throughApril 15and log on to www.walkgeorgia.org to report everything that gets you moving—from a walk around the block to gardening or playing a game of pick-up basketball. Logging all your activities adds up the miles, allowing you to “unlock” Georgia counties and take an online tour through our great state. April 26 is the last day for logging your miles.The program is completely free and you may register as an individual or a four-person team. Either way, you’ll have fun as you get fit! Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners that submit the most miles: $200 for first place, $150 for second place, and $100 for third place.Go to www.walkgeorgia.org to enroll. For more information, contact Ines Beltran at 678.377.4010 or ines.beltran@gwinnettcounty.com. More...
  10. Gwinnett County Celebrates Safety This AprilFri, 04 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Gwinnett County is observing this year’s theme of Ready and Resilient Counties: Prepare. Respond. Thrive. by providing helpful information on how Gwinnett County residents can prepare for and respond to natural or manmade emergencies. National County Government Month is an annual celebration that promotes the services and programs county government provides to its residents. In addition, this celebration raises public awareness and understanding about the various services that are available to residents in their communities. This annual initiative has been encouraged since 1991 by the National Association of Counties (NACo), the only organization that represents county governments in the United States. NACo assists America’s 3,069 counties in pursuing excellence in public service to produce healthy, vibrant, safe, and resilient counties. NACo promotes sound public policies, fosters county solutions and innovation, promotes intergovernmental and public-private collaboration, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money. This year, the County introduces Gwinnett Safety 411, a comprehensive webpage with safety articles on topics ranging from how to prepare for severe winter weather to preventing food-borne illness. Remember, you are the first line of defense when it comes to your safety. So prepare, prevent, and protect! 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. 

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