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  1. Photo contest seeks images of metro Atlanta rivers, streamsFri, 25 Jul 2014 12:28:47 GMT
    Shutterbugs can share their photographs of Atlanta's rivers, lakes and streams through Aug. 8 for a chance to win up to $500. More...
  2. Emory University honours the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta with a mobile tour appFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:24:17 GMT
    Nancy Reed Morris holds her cell phone while touring the Battle of Atlanta mobile app on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Atlanta. More...
  3. Tit for tatFri, 25 Jul 2014 06:14:28 GMT
    A young woman recently decided to show off her boobies on the dance floor at a local gay bar. More...
  4. One charged in murder of woman who answered knock: two charged in party shootingFri, 25 Jul 2014 02:09:59 GMT
    In one incident a man was shot in the head and left to die after getting into a fight at a party in Atlanta. More...
  5. Man shot to death at student housing near Sheraton Hotel in Sandy SpringsFri, 25 Jul 2014 02:09:58 GMT
    Sandy Springs police are investigating the murder of a man who was shot mulitple times in the parking lot of a student housing facilty. More...
  6. Too Much Truth - I'm So Atlanta ThatThu, 24 Jul 2014 22:05:19 GMT
    The craze over the weekend was the posts that people were posting on Facebook titled, "I'm So Atlanta That." More...
  7. Should Atlanta's next civic center be built near Bellwood Quarry?Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:04:48 GMT
    "When you're on top of the quarry, you can see virtually all of Atlanta from north to south," Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond says. More...
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  1. 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer debuts on 'The Today Show'Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:08:32 GMT
    E. L. James' best-selling novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey," is shown on the desk of Deborah George, division director of materials management for the Gwinnett County Public Library, on Wednesday in Lawrenceville, Ga. More...
  2. Carjacking Shooting, 911 Calls Unanswered, Lifeguard Champs, Arson Confirmed and Job OpeningsThu, 24 Jul 2014 00:37:41 GMT
    Patch has community websites across Georgia. Here are some of the top posts from the past 24 hours. More...
  3. Lawrenceville house fire ruled as arsonWed, 23 Jul 2014 22:32:37 GMT
    A Monday afternoon house fire in Lawrenceville has been ruled as an arson. According to a release from Gwinnett County Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge, neighbors reported the East Village Way SE home on fire at about 2:15 p.m. Monday. More...
  4. Georgia NAACP announces Freedom Summer Fellowship ProgramTue, 22 Jul 2014 00:34:31 GMT
    The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP recently announced its 2014 Freedom Summer Fellows, including one based at Georgia Southern University. More...
  5. What's the Asking Price? 4 Beds, 3 Baths in Collins Hill DistrictMon, 21 Jul 2014 06:31:35 GMT
    Here's an inside look at an area home listed for sale on Zillow.com . This home at 437 Wellington Point Drive near Lawrenceville has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2,466 square feet in the Collins Hill school district. More...
  6. Cooking up school supply support: The North Metro NPHC Cookout and DriveMon, 21 Jul 2014 01:26:57 GMT
    The North Metro NPHC is hosting a school supply drive and cookout on July 26th. It's a call for the community to donate supplies in order to lend support to students in need. More...
  7. a Ex-Scoutmobber to bring new sandwich chain to metro AtlantaThu, 17 Jul 2014 21:39:34 GMT
    Michael Li has signed a development agreement with Las Vegas-based Capriotti's Sandwich Shop to open three locations in metro Atlanta. More...
  8. Rodolfo Espeleta oversees the sales and service operations.Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:39:33 GMT
    Rohm GMBH , a leading global provider of high-quality clamping and gripping technology for the metalworking industry, recently opened a new subsidiary in Mexico to quickly and effectively meet the sales, service and support needs of its growing customer base in Mexico and Central America. More...
Local News
  1. Dog Daze of Summer in Gwinnett County, Ga.Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:15:45 EST
    July 19 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Come celebrate National Park and Recreation Month and the Dog Daze of Summer at Rabbit Hill Park. This free event is fun for the entire family and your canine companions. There will be inflatables, kids' activities, concessions, duck races, and more. Rabbit Hill Park, 400 Rabbit Hill Road in Dacula. Call 770.822.8840 for more information. More...
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  2. Lawrenceville Business Association Holds First Meeting -Jan. 06, 2014 !Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:35:20 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown Natinal News Editor, Lawrenceville Business Association . first meeting at 133 S Clayton. Atlanta Auction. All businesses , retail, wholesale or professional services are encouraged to attend... More...
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  3. GWINNETT COUNTY WINS NATIONAL, STATE AWARDSWed, 06 Nov 2013 15:43:45 EST
    During two of the last three commission meetings, the Board of Commissioners recognized county departments that have won prestigious national and state awards in recent months.The National Association of Counties gave its annual achievement awards to the Volunteer Gwinnett effort, Gwinnett Parks and Recreations waterfowl management plan, an internal training program on the Countys new code of ethics, and a human services program called SeniorBSafe, operated jointly by the fire department and community services. More...
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  4. HHS calendar listing for November/December 2013Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:53:36 EST
    There is always something good going on in Gwinnett County these days...Check it out ! More...
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  5. Gwinnett County makes a huge trendy way to give back forward in technology !Fri, 17 May 2013 06:22:07 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Seven out of every ten homes in metro Atlanta, Ga. have some kind of electronic things they want to get rid of, in their homes. Old two pound cell phones. Old Windows 95 desk tops...Even a working XP laptop. Now there is a corporation in Snellville, Ga. to the rescue. More...
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  6. A Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) EventsFri, 22 Feb 2013 00:53:16 EST
    FEBRUARY 22 - BLACK HISTORY MONTHBethesda Elementary will learn about Black History Month on Feb. 22 withvisits from guest readers, who will highlight Black History Month. For moreinformation, call 770-921-2000. More...
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  7. Gwinnett's three new principals take the reigns of educationSat, 19 Jan 2013 16:29:35 EST
    Students at three Gwinnett County schools soon will see a new face greeting them every morning with the appointment of new principals at their schools. More...
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  8. Gwinnett County check your calender daily !Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:40:49 EST
    The County hosts many events, classes, and workshops at locations around Gwinnett.See them all on the County's new comprehensive calendar at www.gwinnettcountyevents.com. More...
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  9. TRASH SCHEDULE FOR MLK HOLIDAYSat, 19 Jan 2013 13:51:28 EST
    All Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of residents, will be closed Jan. 21 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. County offices will resume normal business hours on Jan. 22. A Magistrate Court judge will be available at the Gwinnett County Detention Center during the holiday. More...
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  10. United Ebony Society Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Parade Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:19:08 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, The United Ebony Society invites people of all colors to join them next Monday at 10:00 am. at the old courthouse in Lawrenceville, to walk in a parade in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King and Robbi Moore, shoulder to shoulder, and hand in hand, for efforts to continue success and growth of the best county in the nation, named Gwinnett County. By attending this celebration parade, we will assure to younger generations, that these two great leader's work will not end in 2013. More...
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Twomucht National Talk Show Host Articles
  1. Back To School Advice From A Third GraderSat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT
    Here's the thing, no more are the parents in charge of their elementary school age children. However, this can be a good thing, if you had brought them up with respect. Tonight , I am turning over my talk show to a brillant eight year old heading into the third grade. Let's listen to her give advice to other kids who are following her educational path. She will cover issues like : How to prepare for ,'Back To School' 'How To Behave In School', How To Behave At Home','Doing Homework', Respecting Your Parents, Teachers, Principal, and Fellow Students',and 'Safety' ! More...
  2. Ladies Night Out In Summer Celebration For Women !Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT
    Ladies call your former club girls and relive the yesteryear through Music. For music has a way of taking us back to the days and nights of Summer when you gathered your posse and headed to the local dance floor to express your uniquicness through song and dance. Due to overwhel;ming response, Twomucht will be our music mixer and motivational speaker. So, chill a bottle of your favorite sparkling wine or soda, and sit back and wonder. You women deserves what you all have put up with all week, to take a,'Ladies Night Out In' ! More...
  3. Billions are waiting for those who claim their stake on social media NOW !Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT
    How did we communiate with friends and family members two decades ago? Now, how are we communicating with them? Unfortunately, most of us are guilty of not being able to call, or even mail a letter to our grandmother. Social Media platforms like Face Book, and Twitter has not only made us more connected, they have also made us more impersonal. Today families living under the same roof, are comfortable to text each other byway of smartphone, than knocking on their bedroom door, to say Good Night Social Media is here to stay. The same is true with smart phones, Twitter, Face Book and other social media platforms aroung the corner, this Fall of 2014. How would you like to make a quarter on each of your Face Book family and friends a month? Facebook is the largest online social network. Founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. In 2008 Facebook had 100 million users and as of March 2013 has 1.11 Billion. Facebook filed for a $5 billion IPO on February 1st 2012 and valued the company at $104 billion. Ms. Brynn Dixun will be my special host. She is one of the nation's leading financial advisor, and business consultant. She will educate us about the enormous incentives awaiting those who can look into their wealthy future, if they start getting paid using social media, today. Grab a pen and pad, and listen to money speak ! ### More...
  4. How To Have Summer FunSat, 28 Jun 2014 01:00:00 GMT
    There is nothing quite like summer vacations with your family. Listen to this show, as I interveiw one of Georgia's hidden jewels, Ms. Dee Debbie Glasheen, talk about travels throughout her southern state. More...
  5. Twomucht's Ladies Night Out InSat, 21 Jun 2014 01:00:00 GMT
    Due to the huge number of requests from ladies around the world Twomucht, is breaking his silence, and airing, a Ladies Night Out In Talk Show tonight at 9:00 pm eastern. Music is relevant to every life's events, be them good or bad. I have a few song request already, and I have a few for just a couple more. However, I challenge you to call in and have a friend chime in, and regress to years in the past, only music has that magic. More...
  6. Col Harry Riley' s Operation American Spring Welcomes WWII Vets In WashingtonSat, 24 May 2014 18:30:00 GMT
    Today's show will be co-hosted by OAS National Public Relation Director, Ms. Debrah Howard, as she interviews a few participants, volunteers, sponsors, and Honor Flight WW II Vets. Also, special national celebrity talk show guru, Nick Larson, will be chiming in, as well, to show his support for OAS. Tell a friend, a family member, or a neighbor to simply call into this show. Just call 1-646-478-0188 at 2:30 pm , on May 24, 2014 ### More...
  7. Col. Harry Riley Speaks About Operation American Springs EventThu, 22 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
    Col. Harry Riley Speaks to Americans Talk Show Along With Deborah Howard Operation American Spring has sprung. The momentum has been building, and our forces growing, for over eight months. The cries of millions of Patriots coalesce, in this coalition of Constitutionalists. We come with courage of conviction, with peace in our hearts. We are determined to mass. We will make our voices heard! We are armed only with our prayers. Our determination to rescue the government of the United States of America from the amoral enemies of Liberty is without bound. We must not fail! We come to the seat of power to speak truth. America has fallen away from the founding principles of freedom that once made her prosperous and great. We have become a nation not of liberty and law, but of elitist intimidation and crony corruption. Merit and hard work mean nothing anymore. No longer are American citizens free to exercise their God-given rights without interference from government. We come not as an attacking army of invaders, but in the bold vision of OAS founder Col. Harry Riley, as a massive 'human petition', demanding our elected Representatives begin the long-overdue task of cleansing our government of corrupt and criminal elements who have usurped their proper role as servants, and seek to rule, instead. More...
  8. Americans Storm Washington D.C.---Operation American Springs---May 16, 2014Sat, 10 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
    Enough is enogh in America. Voters of every hue of color are aligning in the current world power, known as America. But, how long will the protector of the world last, if changes are not made to keep our country proud, safe, and progressive. Today's show is very special because of my guest host, who is the public relations director of Operation American Spring. What do you think about the future of America ? ### More...
  9. The Importance of Laying Hands On Another-Massage TherepyWed, 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...
  10. One Billion Rising Talk ShowThu, 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...
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  1. Police puzzled by dolls left on porches in California cityThu, 24 Jul 2014 20:41:48 -0400
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police said on Thursday they were investigating porcelain dolls that had been left on the doorsteps of at least eight homes in a Southern California beach city that homeowners said bore a resemblance their daughters. More...
  2. Milwaukee barber sentenced for role in Stradivarius violin theftThu, 24 Jul 2014 20:38:18 -0400
    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Milwaukee barber received a 3-1/2-year prison sentence on Thursday for supplying a stun gun used in the theft of a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin from a concert violinist. More...
  3. NJ Turnpike Authority wants Florida pizzeria logo off the menuThu, 24 Jul 2014 19:35:43 -0400
    (Reuters) - While its meatball pizzas and hoagies might mimic the pleasures of the Jersey Shore, its the logo of a Florida Keys pizzeria that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority says goes too far in evoking the Garden State. More...
  4. Alabama man claims penis was amputated by mistakeThu, 24 Jul 2014 21:28:42 -0400
    (Reuters) - An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday. More...
  5. Massachusetts monks tap brewing tradition to support aging membersThu, 24 Jul 2014 12:03:25 -0400
    SPENCER, Mass. (Reuters) - Tucked off a two-lane highway in a hilly, wooded section of central Massachusetts, a group of Roman Catholic monks has embraced a centuries-old tradition they hope can sustain their aging members in a world of rapidly rising health costs. More...
Atlanta Examiner Gwinnett News
  1. Gluten-free dining report July 2014: Part deux Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:40:48 +0000
    It is hard to believe July is almost over, but it is quickly coming to a close. For me, that means school is about to start up for my daughter (big yay!) and it is time to write the second... More...
  2. Release, relax and prepare to power upFri, 25 Jul 2014 12:35:03 +0000
    Friday July 25, 2014: Yesterday's purple haze lingers and grows thicker today, anticipation is in the air and your focus is on the future, intuition is strong and you may even have some vague premonition of where... More...
  3. Featured SmallDog: KodaFri, 25 Jul 2014 12:09:12 +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...
  4. Featured FIV+ Furkid: Cha ChaFri, 25 Jul 2014 11:26:27 +0000
    FIV-positive cats deserve forever homes and Furkids in metro Atlanta is helping make that a reality by waiving all adoption fees for their FIV-positive kitties and offering free medical care for one year. Click here for more information... More...
  5. Featured Furkids: the Beverly Hillbillies gangFri, 25 Jul 2014 11:18:38 +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...
  6. Zepp Labs aims to help fastpitch softball players improve their swingFri, 25 Jul 2014 10:16:01 +0000
    It appears Zepp Labs is out to revolutionize every sport.Baseball, golf and tennis have benefited from Zepps 3D sensor for swing analysis and now the sport of fastpitch softball is in the mix.In a groundbreaking partnership, – Zepp... More...
  7. Your guide to sun safetyFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:56:38 +0000
    There was once a time, many centuries ago, when pale skin was a sign of wealth and beauty. People believed that only the poorest citizens had to slave away outdoors, tanning under the harsh sun. Eventually, times changed, and for... More...
  8. American, literary, icon Joyce Carol Oates to appear at AJC FestivalFri, 25 Jul 2014 04:17:49 +0000
    AJC Decatur Book Festival releases 2014 schedule***Contact: Rachel Cushing | Lenz, Inc.404.373.2021rachel@lenzmarketing.comJuly 24, 2014 (Atlanta) — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical (AJC DBF)... More...
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  1. Heady Summer, Fateful Fall for Dinesh DSouza, a Conservative FirebrandFri, 25 Jul 2014 01:24:34 GMT
    Even with the prospect of jail time looming, Dinesh DSouza has emerged as the right-wing media star of the moment, a seemingly constant presence on talk radio and Fox News. More...
  2. Advertising: Hard-to-Watch Commercials to Make Quitting Smoking EasierFri, 25 Jul 2014 00:20:32 GMT
    A campaign by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses the threat of chronic disease, instead of death, to discourage smoking. More...
  3. Washington Post Reporter Apparently Detained in IranFri, 25 Jul 2014 00:08:39 GMT
    A Washington Post correspondent, his Iranian wife and two other Americans were apparently taken into custody on Tuesday. More...
  4. TicketNetwork Settles Deceptive Marketing ComplaintThu, 24 Jul 2014 22:33:37 GMT
    The online company and two of its affiliates have agreed to pay $1.4 million to settle a complaint from federal and state authorities in Connecticut. More...
  5. Bloomberg Hires a Founder of The Verge to Lead Online InitiativesThu, 24 Jul 2014 22:18:07 GMT
    Josh Topolsky, who also worked at Engadget, will oversee a series of new online journalism ventures. More...
  6. Bits Blog: Twitter, Like Other Big Tech Companies, Comes Up Short on DiversityThu, 24 Jul 2014 18:12:58 GMT
    The social media companys report on employees gender and ethnic backgrounds is the latest in a string of reports indicating that when it comes to diversity, the tech industry has a lot of work to do. More...
  7. DealBook: Paul Singer Takes Stake in Advertising Titan Interpublic and Pushes for SaleThu, 24 Jul 2014 15:14:25 GMT
    The hedge fund Elliott Management has taken a 6.7 percent stake in the Interpublic Group, home of big advertising agencies like McCann and FCB. More...
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  1. Royals Walk Off In The 14thThu, 24 Jul 2014 22:40:11 PDT
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  2. Raburn Might Want A RedoThu, 24 Jul 2014 22:36:44 PDT
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  3. Tigers outlast Angels for Scherzer's 12th winFri, 25 Jul 2014 00:58:28 PDT
    Nick Castellanos drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a double in the sixth inning and Max Scherzer won his fourth straight decision, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. More...
  4. Back to Seattle: Mariners acquire MoralesThu, 24 Jul 2014 18:19:18 PDT
    The Seattle Mariners made a move to upgrade one of baseball's weakest offenses Thursday when they acquired Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins in a trade for relief pitcher Stephen Pryor. More...
  5. Twins call off Knoblauch induction post-arrestThu, 24 Jul 2014 17:47:50 PDT
    Former Minnesota Twins star Chuck Knoblauch was arrested Wednesday night on charges that he allegedly assaulted his ex-wife, KHOU.com reported. More...
  6. Ortiz (back) questionable for Price rematchThu, 24 Jul 2014 22:22:17 PDT
    Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz left in the ninth inning of Thursday's 8-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays with what he believes was a back spasm. More...
  7. La Russa: Players linked to PEDs Hall-worthyThu, 24 Jul 2014 22:10:54 PDT
    Even without the likes of Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, there is abundance now where there was emptiness a year ago. More...
  8. Epstein not thrilled with Cards 'gift' draft pickThu, 24 Jul 2014 08:55:53 PDT
    The St. Louis Cardinals were unlikely winners Wednesday when they secured a bonus draft pick in Major League Baseball's competitive-balance lottery. Theo Epstein, for one, couldn't deny feeling a tad bitter about the Cardinals' good fortune. More...
  9. Athletics designate former closer JohnsonThu, 24 Jul 2014 19:37:27 PDT
    The Oakland Athletics have designated right-hander Jim Johnson for assignment before Thursday's game against the Houston Astros. More...
  10. Tigers GM says trade for Soria 'a necessity'Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:31:35 PDT
    The Detroit Tigers had seen enough from their shaky bullpen to know something had to be done. So the American League Central leaders acquired right-hander Joakim Soria. More...
Living Large In Gwinnett County !
  1. General Primary runoff election resultsTue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    To view the results of the General Primary Runoff and General Nonpartisan Election Runoff click here. To view the results for Gwinnett County only, select the "Results by County" tab (next to Statewide Results), and then select Gwinnett County on the map. More...
  2. Our Parks Maintenance Team: Keeping parks clean and safe for everyone to enjoyThu, 03 Jul 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. Our Parks Maintenance Team: Keeping parks clean and safe for everyone to enjoyAsk a homeowner why it’s important to keep the grass cut, and he’ll concede that it’s not just about looking tidy. Humans of all sizes know it’s tough to snag a fly ball when the grass is knee-deep. And every dog knows you can’t do a decent backflip to catch a Frisbee in mud. There are practical reasons besides the esthetic and safety issues. When your yard covers 10,000 acres, this is a much bigger deal. That’s what our Parks and Recreation maintenance unit faces every day. This team makes sure 175 sports fields in 46 Gwinnett County parks are mowed, watered, aerated, fertilized, and weeded. In addition to that hefty task, they also maintain 27 miles of fences and spend 30,000 hours a year picking up litter. Last year, they recycled 200 cubic yards of plastic bottles and other recyclable litter. Find out more about our Parks Maintenance Team. Past Articles: DOT Road Condition Assessment Team Senior ServicesAnimal 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 TeamVolunteer Gwinnett More...
  3. Board adopts 2014 millage rateWed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Gwinnett County’s millage rate will not change in 2014. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners set the rate during its regular business session on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, after three public hearings on the matter. Actual taxes for most properties should be approximately the same as the estimate given on assessment noticesmailed in April.The millage rate for County operations stays the same at 7.40 mills. Rates also remained the same for the recreation and bond funds as well as the service districts established in 2013 that support police, fire and emergency services, development and enforcement, and Loganville emergency medical services. The total millage rate for properties in unincorporated Gwinnett remains the same at 13.75 mills. This rate only covers County government operations; the Gwinnett County Board of Education sets its own millage rate to fund schools. For more information about school taxes, visit www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us.The decision to keep rates the same means that property taxes will generate more revenue than last year due to a general increase in property values. By law, the Tax Assessor must assess the value of residential and commercial property every year based on recent sales of comparable parcels.Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “I believe this is the prudent thing to do. While we did what had to be done to work through the economic downturn, there are things we deferred that can’t be put off any longer. We still need to build and staff new fire stations, for example. We can’t take the revenue source for granted, though, and will continue to refine the way we use taxpayer dollars. We will spend every single penny wisely to make Gwinnett County the best it can be – now as well as five and 10 years from now.”During the recession, commissioners reduced the County workforce, held vacant positions open, cut operating budgets, cut or delayed new capital projects, and deferred capital maintenance. The County also absorbed rising costs of most commodities, covered the costs of new legislative and regulatory mandates, and continued to provide core services. And at the same time, more than 50,000 new residents moved into Gwinnett over the past four years.For an interactive online tool that shows estimated property taxes for any Gwinnett property and what those taxes buy, look underWhere Your Property Taxes Go on the Your Money webpage. More...
  4. SPLOST: Gwinnett fire academy expansion continuesTue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Commissioners in June approved a $9.7 million contract with low bidder Cooper & Co. General Contractors Inc. to build the second phase of an expansion to the Gwinnett County Fire Academy. Construction will include a two-story, 35,000-square-foot education building and a three-bay storage building for fire apparatus and a training pavilion. The new academic building replaces a smaller, 30-year-old building and will have eight large classrooms plus a conference room, a kitchen, office space, and a student resource center. Work will get underway by fall of this year with completion expected in two years. The project is funded by the voter-approved 2009 SPLOST sales tax. The first phase of the expansion was recently completed and added a heavy duty driving training pad and a storage building with an observation deck for driving instructors. The existing burn building and high-rise training tower on the site located at 3608 Braselton Road near Dacula will remain. Fire Chief Casey Snyder said, "These new facilities continue a planned expansion of our Fire Academy to meet our training needs for both entry-level and existing firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs." More...
  5. Beat the heat this summerThu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Summer in Georgia is a time for camping trips, cookouts, and afternoons by the pool. However, it’s also a time to be aware of the dangers soaring temperatures can bring. Extreme heat is the number one weather-related killer in the U.S, claiming more than 650 lives across the nation each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Follow these tips from Gwinnett County Emergency Management and Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Georgia to beat the heat this summer: Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. Fluids are lost through perspiration, so it’s important to stay well hydrated. Drink plenty of water, even when you’re not thirsty. Stay indoors in air-conditioned spaces as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun. Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible. Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day. Drink two to four cups of water every hour when you are working outside. Check on elderly neighbors and family and friends who do not have air conditioning. Make sure pets have plenty of water and shade, be careful to not over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it's extremely hot. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat exhaustion symptoms are heavy sweating, fatigue, muscle cramps, confusion, cold, pale and clammy skin, a weak rapid pulse, and possible fainting and vomiting. Heat stroke is a severe medical emergency that occurs when the body temperature reaches 106 degrees or higher. Symptoms include hot dry skin, rapid and strong pulse, and possible unconsciousness. Summon immediate emergency medical assistance. Insulate your home by installing weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the cool air inside. Closely monitor your local radio station, TV station, or NOAA Weather Radio or download the Ready Georgia app for the latest information on excessive heat watches and warnings. For more tips on how to safe in the summer heat, visit www.gwinnettsafety411.com or www.ready.ga.gov. More...
  6. Show your love for Gwinnett County parks this JulyTue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation is celebrating National Park and Recreation Month and you are invited to join the celebration! During the month of July, show your love for parks and recreation by visiting your local park to experience some of the many programs that inspire healthy, active lifestyles or activities that cultivate an appreciation of nature and the environment. You'll definitely want to grab a friend or family member and venture out to one of the parks that is hosting a special event this month. You can enjoy a free movie night with B98.5 FM at Rhodes Jordan Park in Lawrenceville or Dog Daze of Summer at Rabbit Hill Park in Dacula, a celebration of our canine friends as well as National Hot Day and Ice Cream Day. Many other events are planned as well. For details, visit www.gwinnettparks.com. More...
  7. Water Resources updates stormwater pipe standards and specificationsTue, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    The Department of Water Resources has published amendments to the County’s Stormwater Systems and Facilities Installation Standards and Specifications (SSFISS). These new standards and specifications change where and how different pipe materials are to be installed and add some additional testing and inspection requirements to ensure compliance with the standards. The amended documents and an explanation of the changes are available here. More...
  8. Animal Welfare kicks off Rachael Ray $100K challengeWed, 28 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    The Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center has been chosen as a contender in the ASPCA Rachael Ray™ $100K challenge. Throughout the months of June, July, and August of this year, each competing shelter must save more dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens than they did during the same three months in 2013. Winners of the challenge could earn $5,000 to $100,000 in grant money from the ASPCA to help find homes for more animals in Gwinnett County and help low-income families spay/neuter their pets. Several activities are planned during these summer months, so visit www.gwinnettanimalcontrol.comto find out how you can take part in the challenge. More...
  9. Gwinnett County pools are open for the summer seasonWed, 18 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Outdoor pools are open for the summer season at all Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation aquatic centers. Visitors will find a wide array of amenities for both fun and learning, including private, semi-private, and group swim lessonsannually for all ages, as well as beach entry, water play structures, giant water slides, and picnic areas. Residents are encouraged to be safe while enjoying pools this summer. “Learning how to swim saves lives,” said Christine Greenfield, Aquatics Coordinator. “We encourage all families to enroll in swim lessons and safety programs by contacting your local pool.” All Parks and Recreation pools are accessible for people with disabilities and offer safe, supervised swimming places for patrons of all ages. For more details on admission fees, specific amenities, hours of operation, or information on facility rentals, visit www.gwinnettparks.com. For more water and pool safety tips, visit www.gwinnettsafety411.com. More...
  10. Collins Hill Bridge opens to traffic June 20Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Georgia DOT will open one lane in each direction of the new Collins Hill Road Bridge over State Route 316 overnight Friday, June 20, pending weather conditions. The new Collins Hill Road Bridge features sidewalks and bike lanes in each direction. The new bridge is 361 feet long and 94 feet wide with two lanes in each direction. As the bridge partially opens for use, the new exit ramps from SR 316 to Collins Hill Road and Georgia Gwinnett College will be opened.The entrance ramps from Collins Hill Road to State Route 316 will not open as the bridge opens. The entrance ramp from Collins Hill to SR 316 westbound will open by Monday morning’s rush hour, June 23. The entrance ramp from Collins Hill to SR 316 eastbound will open for use by July 20. To access SR 316 east, motorists will use Collins Hill Road south to Hurricane Shoals Road east to SR 20 north to SR 316 east.The second lane in each direction on the new Collins Hill Road Bridge will open by July 20 with the entrance ramp from Collins Hill Road to SR 316 eastbound. Once the project is completed, motoristswill access SR 316 via ramps instead of the existing intersections.This $37.4 million construction project includes 2.23 miles of new roadway and two new bridges over SR 316 and is expected to be complete on May 31, 2016. The contractor for this project is GP’s Enterprises, Inc. of Auburn. More...
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Zillow 2009-01-16 20:13:40

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