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  1. Locally Grown Alternative NewspaperTue, 09 Feb 2016 20:49:32 GMT
    Thousands of people have gathered in Atlanta for the first-ever U.S. Social Forum. More...
  2. Triple-Threat ProductionTue, 09 Feb 2016 04:09:24 GMT
    Acoustics K1 and K2 arrays delivering sound in the round at Philips Arena in Atlanta at Passion 2016. For nearly two decades, the 268 Generation, a Christian organization that hosts gatherings worldwide of college students between the ages of 18 and 25, has traditionally held its annual U.S. national Passion Conferences at multiple venues throughout January and February. More...
  3. Latest on Snow Chances, Child Sex Trafficking Sting, Toy Gun Prank Scare: News NearbyMon, 08 Feb 2016 23:58:10 GMT
    Top posts in Georgia, including a missing man found dead in a hotel room. Plus, how you can share your local news, events and pics at Patch. More...
  4. Latest on Snow Chances, Child Sex Trafficking Sting, Toy Gun Prank Scare: News NearbyMon, 08 Feb 2016 23:58:09 GMT
    There's potential for snow showers and snow flurries across northwest and west-central Georgia on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. A dusting to half-inch is possible to the south and east of these areas, including the Atlanta metro area. More...
  5. In Memory: Ian Ralston, 20Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:55:01 GMT
    Mr. Ian Ralston, 20 of Canton, Georgia, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. He was born on Friday, June 30, 1995. More...
  6. Atlanta's zoning code, a key factor in making a better city, is getting a much-needed overhaulMon, 08 Feb 2016 17:46:15 GMT
    On a recent Monday night at Atlanta Metropolitan State College near Capitol View, Atlanta Planning Commissioner told the packed crowd a simple truth about zoning, the most exciting of topics. "If we're going to grow," Keane said, "we're going to have to develop in a way that more people can walka A lot of this zoning in the 1960's and 70's imagined a future where everything would be monolithic and huge, and we would drive everywhere." More...
  7. Atlanta prepares for 2nd Annual Soul Life Music Festival coming in May 2016Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:28:46 GMT
    After a sold out event last year, Atlanta is preparing for the 2nd Annual ATL Soul Life Music Festival coming to the city May 28th and 29th. The line-up is an amazing Who's Who of musical talent: Lalah Hathaway , The Robert Glasper Experiment, Syleena Johnson, Eric Roberson, and Anthony David on Saturday, May 28th. More...
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  1. Advertising Your Local And National Business On-Line Can Increase FootThu, 04 Feb 2016 10:05:39 GMT
    By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor Winter Of 2016 Online Advertising Campaign Special ! Here's how to get $ 14,400 advertising value of complete national web exposure for only $3600 bucks for 12 months during the month of Feb -NOW ! By March, the benefit of the Ad/Article/Talk Show Campaign will return to the full great value retail price of $7600. Merchants will get a monthly article, a 24/7 ad on six city OurTown.com metro Atlanta sites, along with the opportunity to be a featured merchant on a national talk show every other month. More...
  2. Scout's Take: Ot E.J. Price to UscThu, 04 Feb 2016 05:01:37 GMT
    USC added a big commitment from offensive tackle E.J. Price , the No. 90 player in the ESPN 300 . More...
  3. Two Boys Approach Soldier in Walmart and Thank Him for His Service....Mon, 01 Feb 2016 03:24:05 GMT
    Jadyn and his younger brother Gregory were in a Georgia Walmart with their mom Tuesday when they saw a soldier. The appreciative soldier took two patches off his uniform right there in the Lawrenceville store and handed them to Jadyn and Gregory. More...
  4. Analysts' Updated EPS Estimates for January, 30th (AMZN, CLB,...Sun, 31 Jan 2016 02:00:01 GMT
    They currently have a $800.00 target price on the stock. had its sector perform rating reiterated by analysts at Scotiabank. More...
  5. Malnourished and depressed when found, rescuers focus on dog's new lifeSat, 30 Jan 2016 19:48:57 GMT
    At the Gwinnett County Animal Control in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a two-year-old Labrador retriever and terrier mix arrived at the shelter during the week both extremely undernourished and filthy. Where had she been and who had she been with would never be answered, but county shelters are nearly impossible places to be a stray, much less a bigger dog described as being a pit bull mix. More...
  6. Ga. 316 needs keep lawmakers pushing improvementsSat, 30 Jan 2016 01:49:21 GMT
    Projections released Friday by the Georgia Department of Transportation list $164 million in improvements designed to ease traffic flow and enhance safety on Ga. 316 but not enough to satisfy legislators. More...
  7. Barrow County man lands in South Carolina jail; authorities hunt for female accompliceThu, 28 Jan 2016 22:44:08 GMT
    A Barrow County man is in a South Carolina jail charged with fraud while officers there are looking for an accomplice identified as a Gwinnett County woman. Alexander Kenneth Abbott, 38, of Rock Elm Drive, Auburn, was charged Wednesday with seven counts of receiving goods fraudulent by financial transaction, according to the Oconee County, S.C., Sheriff's Office. More...
  8. Speeding Gwinnett man charged with DUI, obstruction, pot possessionWed, 27 Jan 2016 03:19:35 GMT
    Anthony Joseph Marceau, 29, was arrested for DUI early Saturday after his SUV was stopped for speeding on West Broad Street, Athens-Clarke County police said. Police said an odor of alcoholic beverage was detected inside Marceau's vehicle, and the man initially gave a fake name. 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. Snellville Mayor Tom Witts gives a glimpse into the futureSun, 31 Jan 2016 23:30:00 GMT
    Snellville Mayor Tom Witts talks about plans for the future and a united Snellville. Just call in at 6:30 pm Sunday night by dialing 1-646-478-0188. Make sure to take notes. ### More...
  2. All About Gwinnett Dave Emanuel talks to Gaye JohnsonSun, 24 Jan 2016 23:30:00 GMT
    Municipal Public Works Departments are vital to the success of cities of all sizes, yet many people dont know much about them. This week on All About Gwinnett, Gaye Johnson, Director of the Snellville Public Works Department will be talking about the ways Public Works departments help keep cities running smooth. More...
  3. Laura Drake helps provide foods for the needySun, 17 Jan 2016 23:30:00 GMT
    This week's guest on "All About Gwinnett" is Laura Drake, executive Director of the Southeast Gwinnett Food Co-Op. Laura will be talking about the Co-Op's assistance programs and the challenges in serving the community. More...
  4. Death is what follows lifeFri, 15 Jan 2016 22:00:00 GMT
    We are given a life to lead by our maker, no matter your faith, or none at all. How you were conceived is none of your concern. But how you die can be? This is not a suicide meaning. It is for you to recogize America, I choose to leave without government assistance. More...
  5. Policing in 2016 has a leader in Snellville, Ga.-Greg PerrySun, 10 Jan 2016 23:30:00 GMT
    Following our Christmas break, All About Gwinnett is back. This week, our guest is Captain Greg Perry of the Snellville, Georgia police department. Captain Perry will be talking about crime prevention, personal safety and the current challenges faced by police departments. Just call 1-646-478-0188...Make sure you call on time... ### More...
  6. Happy Birtyhday, Jesus !Fri, 25 Dec 2015 23:30:00 GMT
    Well after Santa slide down the chimmey and brought your family gifts, and after you welcome a houseful of family and friends, I believe we should put aside a little time to give thanks to Jesus. If we do not do this simple gesture for The Son of God, we are destined to burn in Hell! Lamont Hampton, the best horn player in the nation, will show his love today...Just call 1-646-478-0188 at 6:30 pm eastern tonight! ### More...
  7. What do you want Santa to bring you for Christmas?Sun, 20 Dec 2015 23:30:00 GMT
    Though most wait until the last minute to get in the Christmas Spirit, I have on the show some of Metro Atlanta's TopEntrepreneurs. Listen in . Just call 1-646-478-0188 ### More...
  8. Gifts to give this ChristmasFri, 18 Dec 2015 23:30:00 GMT
    Join us tonight to talk about gifts, foods, and safety during this holiday season. Tricia Bailey and Dejavue will be talking beauty health, and family events. Chime in to see if they are hosting a major Atlanta event in the next few weeks. More...
  9. DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester returns on "All About Gwinnett"Sun, 06 Dec 2015 23:30:00 GMT
    Interested in knowing what's going on next door (in DeKalb County)? Join us Sunday evening at 6:30 when DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester is our guest on "All About Gwinnett". Prior to being elected to the County Commission, Nancy served on the DeKalb Board of Education and became the first person to expose the deceptive budgeting practices that wiped out the reserves of the 3rd largest school system in Georgia.This will be an eye-opening discussion. Due to popular demand, Mrs. Jester is returning to discuss some of the wrongs and rights in Dekalb Co. Just call 1-646-478-0188 at 6:30, sharp! ### More...
  10. Attorney Jonell Clark Speaks About The Gift of HealthTue, 01 Dec 2015 23:30:00 GMT
    To be sure, a diamond ring or a shiny necklace might be something to think about buying a love one. Atie or a saw could also be a perfect gift for your do it your selfer in the family. However, the real love comes from those you care about their health. Please listen in to Attorney Jonell Clark tonight, as she speaks volumes about what you need to also consider this holiday season...'The Gift of Health'. ### More...
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  1. Racy night with handcuffs lands Arkansas man in handcuffs, againFri, 12 Feb 2016 17:08:52 -0500
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - An Arkansas couple's evening of "kinky" entertainment ended with one pair of handcuffs used for fun being replaced by another used for real in an arrest, police said on Friday. More...
  2. Indian scientists express doubt over meteorite death attributionWed, 10 Feb 2016 06:10:52 -0500
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian scientists have expressed doubt that a man in the southern state of Tamil Nadu was the first person to have been confirmed killed by a meteorite strike, as the state's top official has declared. More...
  3. Wild elephant rampage in Indian village caught on videoWed, 10 Feb 2016 10:59:14 -0500
    (Reuters) - A wild elephant went on a rampage in a village in India's eastern West Bengal state on Wednesday, damaging around 100 structures, villagers said. More...
  4. Do you want fries with that? Man charged with throwing alligator into fast food restaurantTue, 09 Feb 2016 04:36:37 -0500
    (Reuters) - A Florida fast food restaurant got a customer it wasn't expecting when a live alligator was tossed through a drive-thru window by a patron. More...
  5. Wisconsin couple, too drunk to drive, give keys to 9-year-old: courtMon, 08 Feb 2016 15:17:17 -0500
    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Wisconsin couple allowed their 9-year-old daughter to drive them and their 11-month-old baby because they were too drunk to do so themselves, according to Polk County Circuit Court records. More...
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  1. John Dickerson, Molded by News Legends, Hones His Skills at CBSSat, 13 Feb 2016 08:00:02 GMT
    Mr. Dickerson, the host of Face the Nation, could face his biggest audience yet when he moderates the Republican debate in South Carolina. More...
  2. Apple and Dr. Dre Are Said to Be Planning an Original TV ShowFri, 12 Feb 2016 22:55:54 GMT
    The show, Vital Signs, will be offered through the Apple TV streaming video device, a person with knowledge of the matter said. More...
  3. Ted Cruz Mocks His Rivals in Comically Pointed AdsFri, 12 Feb 2016 19:49:27 GMT
    The Texas senator increasingly seems to be trying to bring a sketch comedy sensibility to the political trenches, teasing his opponents in new commercials. More...
  4. The Independent, Once a British News Power, Will End Its Print EditionFri, 12 Feb 2016 17:31:04 GMT
    The paper, which shook up Britains journalism establishment in the 1980s before falling on hard times, will publish only online, its owner says. More...
  5. Viacom Chief Is Defensive on Its Weak EarningsFri, 12 Feb 2016 01:55:05 GMT
    The companys shares fell more than 21 percent on a day when the chief executive, Philippe P. Dauman, blamed a lot of noise for its recent decline. More...
  6. Pandora Is Said to Have Held Talks About Selling ItselfFri, 12 Feb 2016 01:22:58 GMT
    Pandora, whose stock has fallen more than 60 percent since October, is said to be working with Morgan Stanley to meet with potential buyers. More...
  7. Common Sense: When Family Fortunes Beget Vicious Power StrugglesFri, 12 Feb 2016 00:07:09 GMT
    The drama playing out around Sumner Redstone is the latest in a string of succession battles fought among the wealthiest of the 1 percent. More...
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Living Large In Gwinnett County !
  1. County offers free storm spotter class Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EST
    Weather forecasts are great, but when severe weather moves into our area, the National Weather Service relies on trained weather spotters to help keep them abreast of developing trends and situations. Weather radar is an excellent tool, but it only tells part of the storm’s story. Combining radar data with observations from trained observers gives the best possible picture of severe storms. The National Weather Service and Gwinnett's Emergency Management office will host a Storm Spotter class Thursday, February 25 at 7:00pm in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center auditorium located at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. This informative class will focus on how to spot dangerous weather, particularly tornadoes and severe thunderstorm conditions. The class will be taught by David Nadler, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, and is open to anyone who wants to learn how storms work and about the visual cues to identify storms in their area. Spaces are limited, so pre-register at 770.513.5600 or email ema@gwinnettcounty.com.  More...
  2. County offices closed for Presidents Day holidayFri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EST
    All Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of residents, will be closed Monday, February 15 for the Presidents Day holiday. County offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 16. A Magistrate Court judge will be available at the Gwinnett County Detention Center during the holiday. Presidents Day is not a trash and recycling holiday for solid waste providers in unincorporated Gwinnett County, so trash and recycling collections are scheduled as normal. The Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recycling Call Center will be closed that day, but hauler call centers will be open. Residents can search for their solid waste hauler to find their hauler’s contact information. Residents who live in a city should contact their trash and recycling provider to find out if collections will be delayed due to the holiday. In addition, advance voting in-person will not take place on February 15 due to the holiday observance.  More...
  3. FFY 2017 HUD Entitlement Grant Applications AvailableThu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EST
    Gwinnett County is accepting applications from organizations for the FFY 2017 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 4, 2016. Click here for more information. More...
  4. Our Accounting Division: Balancing Income and ExpensesWed, 03 Feb 2016 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. Our Accounting Division: Balancing Income and Expenses Providing world-class services and facilities for residents takes dedication, forward-thinking leadership, and excellent staff. Find out how. Past Articles: Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center Aquatics Team Central Precinct Community Risk Reduction Corrections County’s Treatment Courts Crime Prevention Unit DOT Road Condition Assessment Team Emergency Management Family and Consumer Sciences section FLAME Mentoring Program Fleet Management Division Gang Unit Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Green Communities Program Grants Business Unit Home-Delivered Meals Human Resources Recruitment Jury Division Neighborhood Stabilization Program Parks Maintenance Team Payroll Performance Analysis Division Plan Review Team (YOU ARE why John is HERE) Public Relations Team (YOU ARE why Andrew is HERE) Purchasing Division Preventive Maintenance Quality of Life Unit Recorder's Court Senior Services Sheriff’s Office Jail Division Solicitor’s office 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...
  5. Police and Animal Shelter join Social MediaMon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EST
    Gwinnett County Police and the animal shelter have gone social! You can follow police on Twitter @GwinnettPD for the latest news and updates. In addition, check out the Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center on Facebook. Like Gwinnett Animal Shelter to see adoptable pets, receive PAWsome news, learn about upcoming promotions, and read helpful tips for caring for your furry, scaly, or feathery friends.  More...
  6. Kaiser Permanente to create 600+ jobs in Gwinnett County Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST
    Governor Nathan Deal joined Georgia Department of Economic Development and Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development on January 21 to announce that Kaiser Permanente, an integrated provider of health care and coverage, will create 800 jobs in metro Atlanta – more than 600 of those in Gwinnett County - and invest $51 million in Gwinnett County. “The health care industry is an economic driver in Georgia,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “Kaiser Permanente’s devotion to bettering the lives of citizens through innovative health care services makes the company a good fit for Georgia. The state looks forward to continuing this partnership with Kaiser Permanente as it further expands and produces a positive impact on Georgia’s economy.”  The company will retrofit a facility to serve as a Member Service Contact Center, bringing the company’s total presence in Georgia to some 5,000 personnel. Situated on an 18-acre site in Duluth, the 185,000-square-foot office complex will have the capacity to hold up to 1,000 contact center workers. The facility will also be designed to meet requirements for LEED certification.   In addition to hiring more than 600 new employees to handle calls related to insurance coverage and billing, Kaiser Permanente is relocating approximately 300 Georgia-based appointment schedulers and advice nurses to the new facility. The contact center, which will support Kaiser Permanente members across the country, is slated to open this fall. “Kaiser Permanente has been caring for metro Atlanta residents for 30 years, and we are excited to be able to help this region’s economy thrive as well,” said Julie Miller-Phipps, president of Kaiser Permanente of Georgia. “By expanding our footprint in metro Atlanta, we are showing just how committed we are to bringing our unique model of care to this region.” Last year, the health care organization announced plans to open a new IT facility in Midtown this spring, which is expected to create 900 jobs by 2019. Kaiser Permanente provides care and coverage to more than 10 million members across the country, including nearly 300,000 in Georgia. Existing contact centers are based in California, Colorado, Hawaii and Maryland. “Kaiser Permanente’s decision to invest in Gwinnett speaks to the strength of our community and the economic vitality of this area,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chair Charlotte Nash. “With access to a skilled workforce and significant infrastructure, companies like Kaiser are able to successfully grow and expand their business with confidence.” “This announcement is yet another excellent example of how the many attributes of Gwinnett continue to draw companies to expand into our community,” said Andrew Carnes, Director of Economic Development. “Companies such as Kaiser Permanente recognize Gwinnett County as a prime location to better reach national markets and grow their business.” Lindsay Martin, director of existing industry and regional recruitment at the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), assisted Kaiser Permanente on behalf of Georgia in conjunction with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Partnership Gwinnett, Georgia Power and Jones Lang La Salle.  “It is no surprise that Kaiser Permanente is choosing to open their new Member Service Contact Center here,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “Our abundant pool of talent and No. 1 business climate create an ideal location for a fast-growing company to increase quality service and remain competitive.”  For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com. More...
  7. Gwinnett 101 gives residents an up-close look at county governmentWed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST
    Have you ever wondered why a fire truck responds to your medical emergency, why the County has a SPLOST program, or how clean water gets to your house? The Gwinnett 101: Citizens Academy can help answer those questions and more. Gwinnett County Government is accepting applications for the Spring 2016 class of Gwinnett 101: Citizens Academy. It’s a free program that seeks to develop and nurture informed and engaged residents, students, and business owners in Gwinnett. Class members will get a first-hand glimpse of how the County works and build a network with others who live, work, and learn in Gwinnett County. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm beginning with an orientation on April 12 and ending with graduation and recognition by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 28. Residents who are interested in participating in the program must be at least 18 years old and be a resident and/or business owner in Gwinnett or attend a Gwinnett college or university. They must also have an interest in learning about county government and be able to attend all sessions. Class size is limited to 30 participants who will be chosen by a selection committee. Applications are available online at www.gwinnett101.com and must be received by Tuesday, March 1 in order to participate in the Spring 2016 session.  For more information about Gwinnett 101, visit www.gwinnett101.com or contact Nicole Love Hendrickson at nicole.hendrickson@gwinnettcounty.com.  More...
  8. Vote in advance of the March 1 election Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST
    The Presidential Preference Primary will take place Tuesday, March 1 at your regular voting precinct. To find your voting precinct or view a sample ballot, visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page.  Registered voters may request an absentee ballot by mail or cast their ballot in person from February 8 to February 26, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Gwinnett County Elections Office, located at 455 Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville. There are several other options to cast your ballot in advance of the March 1 election: Saturday voting: February 13 and February 20 at the Elections Office from 8:00am to 5:00pm Satellite voting: Saturday, February 20 from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Monday through Friday, February 22 – 26 from 9:00am to 7:00pm; visit the Satellite Voting webpage for locations.   Poll workers still needed for upcoming elections The Voter Registrations and Elections Division needs dedicated citizens to serve as paid poll officials for the 2016 elections. Successful poll officials demonstrate patience, enjoy working with people, take direction well, and are detail oriented. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Gwinnett County, at least 16 years old, and able to read, write, and speak English. Those who were convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude or judicially determined to be mentally incompetent are not eligible to serve as a poll official. To apply, visit www.gwinnettcountyjobs.com.  More...
  9. Make safety a priority this yearTue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST
    Be proactive in the New Year by taking the necessary steps to protect your home and family from the disastrous effects of fire. Look for and eliminate home hazards such as overloaded electrical outlets and unsafe smoking and cooking practices. Install working smoke alarms on every level of the home and in each of the bedrooms. Develop a home fire escape plan and practice fire drills regularly. Keep a multi-purpose (dry-chemical) portable fire extinguisher close at hand for extinguishing small fires. Include a collapsible fire escape ladder for use on the upper floors of the home. The ladder should only be used as a last-ditch effort to escape if the stairwell is blocked, cutting off traditional exit pathways from the home. The fire department offers free home safety surveys and smoke alarm checks as part of its community outreach programs. For additional information on home fire safety or to schedule a fire and life safety presentation, please contact the Gwinnett Fire Community Risk Reduction Division at 678.518.4845 or email fireprograms@gwinnettcounty.com. For more tips to keep you safe throughout the year, visit www.gwinnettsafety411.com.  More...
  10. SPLOST: McDaniel Farm Park phase two construction adds amenities Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST
    Gwinnett’s McDaniel Farm Park will get $3.4 million in SPLOST-funded improvements after commissioners approved a phase two construction contract on Tuesday, December 15 with low bidder Vertical Earth Inc. The 134-acre park near Gwinnett Place Mall opened in 2004 and has been restored to depict a typical 1930s farm in Gwinnett with a furnished farmhouse, barn, blacksmith shed, carriage house, and tenant house. Other amenities at the park include a picnic pavilion and three miles of paved multi-purpose and soft surface trails. Upgrades will provide a new northeast entrance that creates public access from McDaniel Road and Duluth Highway. Major phase two components include an open play area, new picnic pavilion, a farm-themed playground, dog park, trail extension, restroom building, landscaping, roadway, and parking. “This phase was envisioned by the citizens committee that helped create the original master plan for McDaniel Farm Park,” said District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks. “I’m happy the plans call for a playground and the dog park, two enhancements that were requested by residents in the local community. The entire park is a wonderful amenity that enhances the surrounding Gwinnett Place area.” Chairman Charlotte Nash added, “Gwinnett County bought this property from the Archie McDaniel family in 2000, and now the 2009 SPLOST program has provided funding for continued preservation and improvement of the site to make it more attractive to park users of all ages.”  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. 

Just find the Zillow box located on the home page, type in your address, or your neighbor's, your friend's, or even your mother-in-law’s address and Zillow will give you an estimated home value based on comps in the area. Zillow also provides other helpful real estate tips for your area.    It’s important to be in the know, now more than ever, and www.ourtown.com, through our Zillow.com affiliation can help you stay on top of the real estate market.  

 

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