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  1. Snapshot: Man burned by fajitas while praying can't sue + Trip to Mars + Harrison Ford plane crashFri, 06 Mar 2015 15:15:29 GMT
    Partly cloudy skies and a high of 48 are forecast for Atlanta on Friday. Low: 32. Click here to view more weather information from Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. More...
  2. A slam dunk for Atlanta - Dominique Wilkins' statue now part of our historyFri, 06 Mar 2015 14:10:17 GMT
    Atlanta now has a statue to honor one of its true sports legends. Dominique Wilkins was immortalized Thursday when a statue of him getting ready to lift his right arm to make a slam dunk was unveiled before of a Who's Who of basketball legends and Atlanta dignitaries. More...
  3. John Mayer's humble former home in Atlanta goes on saleFri, 06 Mar 2015 13:05:19 GMT
    Want to sleep in John Mayer's bedroom? The singer's humble former home in Atlanta goes on sale at the bargain price of $469K They say home is where the heart is, and before John Mayer had stolen the hearts of some of the most beautiful women in the world, his own resided in a humble bungalow in Atlanta which has gone on sale this week. The former spread of the pop-blues heart-throb, who is dating Katy Perry, went on the market this month priced at $469,000. More...
  4. Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Successful in At Least One CaseFri, 06 Mar 2015 08:55:45 GMT
    An experimental Ebola vaccine may have prevented the disease in a doctor who was at high risk of infection, according to a new report. The report comes on the heels of news from the World Health Organization that trials of the vaccine, called VSV-EBOV, will begin this weekend in the West African nation of Guinea. More...
  5. Nick Gordon enters rehabFri, 06 Mar 2015 04:50:26 GMT
    The 25-year-old star is seeking professional help after his mental state seemingly spiralled out of control following his girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown's submission to hospital on January 31. Dr Phil flew to Atlanta on Wednesday to access the troubled hunk after his family begged him to help him following his disturbing outbursts on Twitter in recent days, according to the MailOnline. The intervention will air on Dr. Phil's show on March 11 and will also see Nick's mother Michelle expressing her concern. More...
  6. Central Atlanta Progress 74th Annual MeetingFri, 06 Mar 2015 01:45:50 GMT
    Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District will host their 2015 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 31 at the Georgia World Congress Center's Sidney Marcus Auditorium. Kicking off at 7:00 am, the breakfast event will bring together more than 1,100 of the city's top executives, elected officials and community partners and will mark CAP's 74th year of serving Downtown Atlanta. More...
  7. Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade returns March 14Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:36:16 GMT
    The annual family-friendly parade, an Atlanta favorite for more than 130 years, celebrates the city's Irish culture and history. Started in 1858 by the Hibernian Benevolent Society, a Catholic and Protestant fraternal organization, the parade is one of the oldest parades of its kind in the U.S. and the longest running event in Atlanta's history. More...
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  1. Workshop Makes Seniors Tech-SavvyTue, 03 Mar 2015 01:56:04 GMT
    BlueHair Technology Group will be offering a series of 4-week iPad technology workshops for older adults at Garden Plaza of Lawrenceville, beginning March 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. BlueHair Technology Group's courses are specifically designed to address the unique challenges that adult seniors have with technology. The classes are constructed to be fun, comfortable and convenient for seniors. More...
  2. LAWRENCEVILLE: Man dead, woman injured in shootings inside gated communityMon, 02 Mar 2015 14:22:10 GMT
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  3. Woman wounded, man killed in late night shootingMon, 02 Mar 2015 08:03:06 GMT
    A Gwinnett County woman is recovering at a local hospital following a shooting which killed her husband. It happened at 1458 Legrand Circle in Lawrenceville. More...
  4. R hm and ATS Form PartnershipSun, 01 Mar 2015 08:15:10 GMT
    The partnership launched with the start of a countrywide tour of Driving Innovation - A Mobile Technology Center, a demonstration showroom housed in a 53 ft tractor-trailer and focused on workholding, automation and machine tool accessories. The tour showcases new technologies from RA-HM, ATS and other providers geared toward particular industry sectors and applications, such as oil and gas, automotive and aerospace. More...
  5. 'The Medal of Valor and Officer of the Year Award'.Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:50:43 GMT
    By Jeri Turk Morgan, OurTown National News Editor, Going home with two awards was Police Officer Senior C.R. Floyd who received, 'The Medal of Valor and Officer of the Year Award'. Members of the 2014 Gwinnett Police Employee Benevolent Fund Committee hosted the 17th Annual Retirement and Awards Dinner in downtown Lawrenceville, Ga. More...
  6. Gwinnett Medical Hosts 2nd Annual "Stomping Out Obesity" Awareness 5K Walk/RunThu, 26 Feb 2015 03:12:29 GMT
    The Center for Weight Management at Gwinnett Medical invites you to participate in the Second Annual Stomping Out Obesity 5K Walk/Run to raise awareness of obesity. The 5K will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Tribble Mill Park, 2125 Tribble Mill Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045. More...
  7. Woman calls 911 after not getting help at emergency roomWed, 25 Feb 2015 23:02:52 GMT
    A woman in Georgia who suffers from a rare condition was forced to call 911 after she did not receive the treatment she needed at an emergency room. According to CBS46 in Atlanta, the woman, Christy Mitchell, suffers from a rare and life-threatening pulmonary disease that requires medicine to be pumped in her body every couple of minutes to allow blood flow and oxygen to her lungs. More...
  8. At risk: Blind, senior dog found in creek and taken to Georgia 'kill' facilityWed, 25 Feb 2015 18:03:32 GMT
    A blind, partially deaf senior dog named "Abby," was rescued from a creek by a good Samaritan who took her home, shaved away her mats and treated her to a warm bath. Unfortunately, the 10-year-old dog was then taken to the Gwinnett County Animal Control in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where she is doing poorly. 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. 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...
  2. Tax Queen -Ms. Corliss Royal talks home based business TaxThu, 26 Feb 2015 20:00:00 GMT
    Recently it became clear why home based businesses are one of the most important things every American citizen needs to consider. We all are still effected with the current bad economy. Lay offs are waiting every morning , like doughnuts and free coffee for tens of thousand corporate employess every morning at 'work'? Many of the new unemployed are in denial and shaken, by having their confidence suckked out of them like some kind of corporate leech. For most of them a continual downard spiral is tatooed on any thing that they touch. Until now...CEO of Royal Account and Tax, Ms. Corliss Royal, will coach this group up today. By on means, Do Not Miss this life changing talk show . ### More...
  3. ONE IN THREE WOMEN WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN TALK SHOWFri, 13 Feb 2015 20:00:00 GMT
    ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME. ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION One Billion Rising is the beginning of the new world ignited by a new energy. It is not the end of a struggle but the escalation of it. NOW is the time to enact change. This is NOT an annual holiday, we are not waiting until 14 February 2014. NOW is the time to harness the power of your activism to change the world! We celebrate these victories, and we hope you do too. Now ask yourself WHAT CAN I DO IMMEDIATELY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS - and then go out and DO IT! One Billion Rising was always conceived to be a catalyst and a wind rather than a new organization. So use it to fuel your next activities. More...
  4. Jeraldine Turk-Morgan- Ms. Suwannee Ambassdor SpeaksWed, 11 Feb 2015 19:00:00 GMT
    Ms. Jeraldine talks about the value of volunteering in your community. She speaks on her legacy to become known today, as Ms. Suwannee Ambassdor of Georgia. More...
  5. Vanessa Henderson --- The Lady of Van Miller House Speaks Fashion and Health !Tue, 03 Feb 2015 22:00:00 GMT
    Vanessa Henderson --- The Lady of Van Miller House.Welcome to the House of Van Miller. The lady of the house is Ms. Vanessa Henderson. Vanessa is one of the top national designers who calls Atlanta, Georgia her home, and her House of Van Miller collections are becoming a regular shopping center for celebrities worldwide. Ms. Henderson wears many hats, one of them is working as the Fashion Director of M3 MAGAZINE. The writing on the wall was drawn long ago when she lived in North Carolina. ### More...
  6. Super Bowl Media ReviewSun, 01 Feb 2015 20:30:00 GMT
    Here are some of the media day interviews this week from the bigger than life NFL football players in today's game ! More...
  7. Get your taxes done by a seasoned professionalWed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:00 GMT
    Corliss Usher-Royal is the CEO and Professional Accountant of Royal Enterprises Accounting & Tax, LLC. Ms. Royal attended Howard University for over three years and furthered her education at Mercer University ,where she obtained an Accounting Degree. In addition, Ms. Royal attends seminars and webinars throughout the year to stay on top of the ever changing laws and IRS rules. She has an established and proven track record of providing excellent customer service and professional services for over 20 years to the community and abroad. More...
  8. National Fashion Designer-Vanessa Henderson of Van Miller Stops by To Chat!Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:00:00 GMT
    Vanessa Henderson --- The Lady of Van Miller House Welcome to the House of Van Miller. The lady of the house is Ms. Vanessa Henderson. Vanessa is one of the top national designers who calls Atlanta, Georgia her home, and her House of Van Miller collections are becoming a regular shopping center for celebrities worldwide. Ms. Henderson wears many hats, one of them is working as the Fashion Director of M3 MAGAZINE. The writing on the wall was drawn long ago when she lived in North Carolina. ### More...
  9. Larry D. Veal- C E O of Be More Positive Talks About 2015 !Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 GMT
    In this era where the generational gap is getting wider, and the communication between the young and the old is becoming lesser, thank God for www.bemorepositive.org; 's Larry D. Veal. As one of the country's top comedian for decades, with celebrity friends worldwide., Mr. Veal made a decision, to re-invent himself, in order to address a growing problem amongst our nation's youth. Please listen to him discuss how we can repair our communications with our country's next generational leaders. He is ,'All In', how about you ? ### More...
  10. Dejavu Williams Talks about upcoming events in HotLanta, GaWed, 14 Jan 2015 20:00:00 GMT
    Mr. Williams is joining a growing OurTown.com Media team.As an actor and model, he will be our nationalentertainment editor. Mr. Williams willeducate and entertain our readership, about some of the best events in 2015, including the best ,'Red Carpet Events', around the country. Make sure to stay in the celebrity loop, with Dejavu. ### More...
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  1. Florida dog saved after being shot, tied to railroad tracksThu, 05 Mar 2015 14:31:25 -0500
    TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida dog was tied to railroad tracks and shot twice, but survived after police rescued the animal before she was hit by an oncoming train, authorities said. More...
  2. U.S. man rescued trying to walk from Detroit on frozen lake to CanadaFri, 06 Mar 2015 13:01:22 -0500
    (Reuters) - A 25-year-old American man was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after he tried to walk from Detroit to Canada across a frozen lake, officials said on Friday. More...
  3. Remains of two fetuses found in ceiling of Indiana funeral homeThu, 05 Mar 2015 14:38:33 -0500
    GARY, Ind. (Reuters) - Gary, Indiana, authorities on Thursday were investigating the origin of two fetuses that were briefly hidden in the rafters of a funeral home morgue. More...
  4. Florida man drove dead body to attorney's office: policeThu, 05 Mar 2015 12:57:59 -0500
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida detectives are investigating the case of a man who drove to his lawyer's office with a dead body in the bed of his pickup truck, authorities said on Thursday. More...
  5. Leaks from taps cause massive damage to Germany's spy agencyThu, 05 Mar 2015 07:15:25 -0500
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German spy agency's new headquarters was flooded by water after several taps were removed by thieves on its upper floors, police said on Thursday. More...
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  1. Indians Find Ways to See Rape Documentary Despite BanFri, 06 Mar 2015 19:33:02 GMT
    The Indian government tried to suppress a BBC documentary about a 2012 gang rape, but those efforts only increased interest in the film. More...
  2. NBC Appoints Andrew Lack as Head of Its News DivisionFri, 06 Mar 2015 15:41:53 GMT
    Mr. Lack led the division from 1993 to 2001 but is returning to a unit engulfed in turmoil since the crisis involving its news anchor, Brian Williams. More...
  3. ISIS Is Adept on Twitter, Study FindsFri, 06 Mar 2015 02:30:33 GMT
    While Twitter has suspended many users linked to the Islamic State, a study says at least 46,000 accounts publicize the groups message of death. More...
  4. Vice Media C.E.O. Begins Move Into Washington by Meeting SenatorsFri, 06 Mar 2015 01:25:36 GMT
    Shane Smiths visit came amid news that Vice will soon open a Washington bureau as it expands its political and presidential campaign coverage. More...
  5. Business Briefing: Marketer of the Snuggie to Pay Fine for Misleading AdsFri, 06 Mar 2015 00:57:06 GMT
    The Federal Trade Commission said that the company promised customers buy-one, get-one-free promotions but ended up charging higher fees. More...
  6. World Press Photo Revokes PrizeThu, 05 Mar 2015 08:56:47 GMT
    The photography organization said Giovanni Troilos entry in the Contemporary Issues category failed to comply with its contest rules. More...
  7. Pharrell Williams Acknowledges Similarity to Gaye Song in Blurred Lines CaseThu, 05 Mar 2015 01:44:22 GMT
    In testimony in a copyright-infringement case, Mr. Williams, producer of the Robin Thicke hit, denied any intention of copying Got to Give It Up. More...
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  1. King Felix Ready To Lead Mariners To PostseasonFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:02:42 PST
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  2. Mariners: Spring Training Players To WatchFri, 27 Feb 2015 12:37:10 PST
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  3. Perfect start: Harvey dominates in return Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:29:44 PST
    Matt Harvey's first game action in 18 months went perfectly. More...
  4. Bad break: Pence out 6-8 weeks after HBPFri, 6 Mar 2015 10:02:52 PST
    San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence suffered a nondisplaced fracture of his left ulna Thursday and will be out six to eight weeks, the team said. More...
  5. Rangers send Darvish for MRI on sore tricepsFri, 6 Mar 2015 12:43:01 PST
    The folks in the Rangers front office would be forgiven for feeling a little bit uneasy these days. After an injury-plagued 2014 season, even minor injuries are cause for major concern. More...
  6. Greinke faces hitters, says arm 'doing good'Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:47:34 PST
    Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke threw off a mound to hitters Friday and afterward said he has not had any problems with his arm since receiving treatment. More...
  7. Royals' Collins, Infante get MRI on elbowsFri, 6 Mar 2015 10:09:30 PST
    Royals reliever Tim Collins will seek a second opinion after an MRI exam revealed ligament damage in his left elbow, while second baseman Omar Infante was headed for his own MRI because of continued soreness in his right elbow. More...
  8. Stanton, with face mask, happy with at-batsThu, 5 Mar 2015 19:31:13 PST
    Despite not getting a hit, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was pleased with his first at-bats of the spring. More...
  9. GM: Jeter should be Yankees' last captainFri, 6 Mar 2015 06:34:24 PST
    New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on Thursday that no Yankee will succeed Derek Jeter as captain of the New York Yankees anytime soon, and maybe, never again. More...
  10. MLBPA backs Hamilton, looks to squash leaksThu, 5 Mar 2015 20:27:49 PST
    The MLBPA sprang to the defense of Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton on Thursday, issuing a statement critical of news leaks that it calls "cowardly" and intended to hurt Hamilton "personally and professionally." More...
Living Large In Gwinnett County !
  1. Winter weather safety tipsWed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
    With temperatures getting colder and the potential for icy conditions on the rise, Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services encourages every household to prepare an emergency kit that contains the following items: Flashlights and extra batteries Battery-powered NOAA weather radio and a portable AM/FM radio Non-perishable foods and water First-aid supplies Blankets, sleeping bags, and extra clothing A fully-charged cell phone Get all heating appliances serviced annually by a qualified technician. Install and maintain smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms on every level of the home. Develop a home escape plan and conduct fire drills with the entire family. Power outages and fires are not the only dangers during the winter months. For example, the onset of prolonged below-freezing temperatures can cause lakes, ponds, creeks and ditches to freeze over and form a thin sheet of ice across the surface area. The following tips will help you keep safe if you encounter a frozen body of water this season: Avoid playing, skating, or driving over any frozen body of water. Only the surface area is frozen and the ice will not be thick enough to hold the weight of an adult, child, or a large animal. Dress warmly in layers and limit your time out in the cold weather to avoid hypothermia or frostbite. If you must drive, monitor weather and road conditions and be alert while driving. Use home heating appliances with caution and don’t leave them on when you go to bed or leave the house. Install and maintain smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in the home. Develop and practice a home escape plan. Finally, if you have a sprinkler system that is programmed to run overnight, turn it off during the winter months. Automatic sprinkler systems are often timed to operate at night and when spray from the sprinkler is blown onto the road or water drains onto the road, black ice forms, creating a hazard for motorists. With sub-freezing temperatures on the way, motorists are cautioned to be on the lookout for icy patches or black ice, especially early in the morning. More...
  2. Atlanta Regional Commission seeks public inputThu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
    The Atlanta Regional Commission recently announced Phase II of its online survey. This survey is an influential step in the development of the region's plan. The survey focuses on new technologies and innovations that may impact where and how residents travel and live over the next quarter century. The input gathered through this survey will help the ARC develop and update the Region's Plan, which is a long-range comprehensive plan for transportation, land use, community development, water quality, workforce training, arts and culture, as well as aging and health resources. The survey is available until March 31 andtakes five minutes to complete. It gives you a chance to tell the ARC how to respond to upcoming trends in technology and remain economically competitive. Click here to submit your answers. More...
  3. Commission hosts Town Hall MeetingsTue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
    The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners wants to hear from you! Join them this spring for four Town Hall Meetings that will be held in locations around the county. Beginning at 6:15pm, representatives from County departments will hold an open house to answer your questions and talk about the different services they provide. At 7:00pm, the commissioners invite you to share your thoughts and ideas about County government services. The meetings will be held on the following dates: Tuesday, March 10Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford Thursday, March 26Dacula Park Activity Building2735 Old Auburn Avenue, Dacula Thursday, April 23Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake Tuesday, May 12Hudgens Center for the Arts6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, Duluth Residents may come to any or all of the meetings, so please select the best date and location for you to attend. More...
  4. Chairman Nash gives big picture view in 2015 State of the County speechThu, 19 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
    Gwinnett Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash delivered her fifth annual State of the County speech (read the text or watch the video) on February 19, 2015, at Gwinnett Center in Duluth. Accompanied by stunning aerial videos flying over Gwinnett landmarks, she focused on the “big picture” as “a reminder of just how big and complex this community is—and how much opportunity we’re blessed to have.” She pointed out Gwinnett’s many strategic advantages with outstanding schools and colleges, housing options, 3,500 miles of roads and national award-winning parks and libraries. She went on to say that some advantages aren’t visible, even from a bird’s-eye view, such as excellent credit ratings, nationally accredited public safety agencies and a state-of-the-art water system with enough underground pipes to reach New Zealand. Gwinnett’s healthcare systems, arts community and professional sports teams also drew praise, along with voter-approved SPLOST programs, ethnic and cultural diversity, and economic development efforts led by the Partnership Gwinnett initiative at the Chamber of Commerce. Nash applauded the growth of the film industry at Eagle Rock Studios and the planned Atlanta Media Campus, and Comcast’s recent decision to expand its regional headquarters in Gwinnett. She also congratulated Rock-Tenn on its combination with MeadWestVaco to form a $16 billion global giant. “Going forward, you can expect to see our efforts broaden and deepen as we emphasize even more support of existing businesses while continuing to cast a global net for new ones,” she said. “We may not win every time, but you can bet we will be in the game.” Construction will start soon on about $50 million in transportation improvements like bridge replacements, school safety projects and road widening. The County’s long-range transportation plan will be updated this year, and new fire stations will be built to serve Georgia Gwinnett College and the Mall of Georgia. Her vision of the future included, “thriving and interesting gateways to Gwinnett… areas that say ‘you just entered Gwinnett and we’re glad you’re here.’” The State of the County address will be available for viewing on Friday, February 20 at 8:00pm on TVgwinnett, which is accessibleonline,on demand, and on the government access cable channels of Charter, Comcast, and AT&T- U-verse. There is also an informative brochure that details many of Gwinnett County’s accomplishments from last year: State of the County Report. More...
  5. Gwinnett Office of Emergency Management: Preparing the County before disaster strikesTue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
    FOCUS ON is a monthly feature that tells how your county government employees focus on providing high-quality services to you each and every day. Gwinnett Office of Emergency Management: Preparing the County before disaster strikes Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures will soon be replaced with sunny skies and warmer weather—at least that’s what we hope for in the spring and summer months. Yet, the threat of severe weather looms throughout the year and these events never occur at a convenient time. Fortunately, the staff of Gwinnett County’s Office of Emergency Management works behind the scenes to plan for disaster and assists the county and its residents in recovery after an incident. Find out more about the Office of Emergency Management. Past Articles: Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center Aquatics Team Central Precinct Community Risk Reduction Crime Prevention Unit DOT Road Condition Assessment Team FLAME Mentoring Program Fleet Management Division Gang Unit Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Green Communities Program Grants Business Unit Home-Delivered Meals Human Resources Recruitment Neighborhood Stabilization Program Parks Maintenance Team Payroll Performance Analysis Division Purchasing Division Preventive Maintenance Senior Services Solid Waste and Recovered Materials Division Swiftwater Rescue Team Tax Commissioner Customer Service Operations Traffic Control Center TVGwinnett Production Team Volunteer Gwinnett Victim Witness Program Voter Registrations and Elections Division More...
  6. Award-Winning GovernmentMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
    Many local, state, and national organizations recognized Gwinnett County during 2014 for delivering excellent services to residents and implementing innovative programs. View asummary of 2014 accomplishmentsand alist of awardsthe County received. More...
  7. FFY 2016 HUD Entitlement Grant Applications AvailableThu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
    Gwinnett County is accepting applications from organizations for the FFY 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program, and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. Application preparation instructions and forms are available beginning Thursday, February 5, 2015. Three (3) application workshops will be held to assist interested applicant organizations [participating cities, county departments, local public housing authorities, other organizations such as health and mental health agencies, and private non-profit organizations]. Attendance at one (1) of the three (3) workshops is a mandatory application requirement for the FFY 2016 Funding Cycle. Workshop registration forms are available here. Applications are due to the Gwinnett County Community Development Program office by Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the Gwinnett County Community Development Program office at 678-518-6008 or via e-mail at gchcd@gwinnettcounty.com.DownloadApplications and Registration Forms More...
  8. Gwinnett wins environmental awardsFri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
    The County’s sustainability efforts earned certification at the Gold level in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities program – the first county to achieve that distinction. Read more. Since 2009, 18 jurisdictions in the 10-county region have been certified as Green Communities. Cities and counties earn certification by implementing practices and policies in 10 categories ranging from energy efficiency and green building to transportation and water efficiency. The ARC program was the first in the U.S. to transform a region by promoting sustainability through green certification. For more, please visit their website at www.atlantaregional.com/greencommunities. More recent environmental awards came from Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful as the non-profit agency celebrated its 35th birthday. The County won the Green Government of the Decade award and Sheriff Butch Conway won Volunteer of the Decade. More...
  9. Commissioners adopt annual budgetTue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
    On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners adopted a$1.42 billion budget for fiscal year 2015. The balanced budget holds the line on property tax rates and is based on a small amount of growth in the tax digest. Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “The budget review team members, County staff and I looked hard at all of the funding requests and came up with a plan that addresses some of the biggest concerns we heard during departmental budget presentations—employee recruitment and retention and the restoration of certain important services that were cut in previous budget years. This budget also allows for the critical expansion of fire and emergency medical services.” The operating budget for fiscal year 2015 totals $1.05 billion and includes pay-for-performance increases for non-sworn employees and a step increase for public safety personnel. The budget will also fund new staff positions for judicial services, the animal shelter, a new fire station and the new Level Creek Park scheduled to open this year. Roadside maintenance such as mowing and trimming sidewalks and medians and sweeping curbs and turn lanes will be partially restored through the use of contracts with private companies. Gwinnett will also bring back Saturday bus service for local routes and add two daily express service trips from the Indian Trail Park and Ride lot to help meet demand. The $371.04 million capital budget includes construction of two fire stations using SPLOST funds. The new Fire Station 31 will serve Georgia Gwinnett College and the surrounding community and Fire Station 10 will be relocated to improve fire and emergency services coverage in the Mall of Georgia area. Existing personnel will staff the relocated station. The budget was developed with input from four county residents and business people who were selected by Chairman Nash to serve on the budget review committee. The group reviewed departmental business plans and projected revenues to set priorities. Commissioners also sought public input prior to their decision by holding a public hearing on December 8, 2014, and making an online comment form available on the County’s website for six weeks. Departmental budget presentations made to the budget review team earlier this year may be viewed in the on-demand video section ofwww.tvgwinnett.comunderBudget Review Meetings. Check out the following additional resources for more about the 2015 Adopted Budget. adopted 2015 budget resolution 2015 Adopted Budgetvideo 2015 Budget in Brief (PDF) A comprehensive budget document will be available later in the year. More...
  10. New water and sewer rate structure eliminates planned January increase Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
    The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners last month adopted a water and sewer rate resolution that eliminates an increase in rates that was scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2015. Without this action, water rates would have increased by approximately 3.5 percent and sewer rates would have increased by about 10 percent. The new rate resolution was also approved by the Gwinnett County Water and Sewerage Authority in December. Under the new resolution, basic water rates for a residential home will remain $4.85 per 1,000 gallons through the end of 2016. Residential water rates will increase by 7 cents per 1,000 gallons every other year starting in 2017, topping out at $5.06 per 1,000 gallons in 2021. Residential sewer rates will remain $7.82 per 1,000 gallons for the next two years. Rates will increase in alternating years beginning in 2017 for a total increase of 48 cents per 1,000 gallons during the seven-year period. For more information about the rate changes, visit the Department of Water Resources’ webpage. More...
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Zillow 2009-01-16 20:13:40

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