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  1. New Market Research Report: Color Imaging, Inc. - Strategic SWOT Analysis ReviewSun, 29 Mar 2015 01:30:43 GMT
    Color Imaging, Inc. is a color toner company. The company researches, develops, manufactures and distributes OEM and aftermarket toner products for use in color and monochrome MFPs, copiers and printers. More...
  2. Man charged with setting fire in historic Suwanee cemeterySat, 28 Mar 2015 18:16:30 GMT
    Suwanee police have charged a man with arson after they found him at the scene of a fire at a family cemetery on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road Thursday night. Suwanee Police Capt. More...
  3. Walmart Shoplifter Caught Trying to Get Refund for Stolen ItemsSat, 28 Mar 2015 11:06:43 GMT
    It was noticeably odd when a Braselton man was seen walking into a Buford Walmart carrying an empty weed sprayer box last weekend. According to a Gwinnett County Police incident report, the man used the box in an attempt to scheme the store out of refund money. More...
  4. High-Flow, Low-Density TPEs For Automotive DebutSat, 28 Mar 2015 06:56:38 GMT
    Aiming at a variety of automotive applications such as cup holders, air-guide systems, window seals is Kraiburg TPE , Duluth, Ga., which launched at NPE2015 new custom high-flow TPEs. They are said to allow for filling the mold cavity with even pressure, resulting in consistent gloss on the show surface of the part. More...
  5. ATLwood: The Eagle Rock Studios have landedFri, 27 Mar 2015 22:27:40 GMT
    In other words: "Right now we've got 37 projects in Georgia, either television series, pilots, feature films, and we struggle to find places for all of them to go," Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office Lee Thomas said in an interview with CBS 46 . "So this is great to have." More...
  6. Cary Oil cuts deal with Georgia concernFri, 27 Mar 2015 18:27:14 GMT
    A Cary-based home heating oil company, in business since 1959, just made an acquisition that expands its account foothold. Cary Oil Co. More...
  7. Detours for Jimmy Carter Blvd. Bridge in Gwinnett Co.Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:07:41 GMT
    Road crews will make changes to the Jimmy Carter Boulevard bridge in Gwinnett County this weekend which will cause lane closures. Crews will change the flow of traffic to a diverging diamond pattern. More...
  8. Some lawmakers hopeful for Brunch Bill to offer earlier Sunday drinking timesFri, 27 Mar 2015 09:51:09 GMT
    When you go out for breakfast, brunch or lunch on Sunday mornings, do you like having a Bloody Mary or mimosa with your meal? If so, you're probably well aware of state law that prohibits alcohol from being sold or served until 12:30 in the afternoon. Now, if some lawmakers get their way, that start time would change. More...
Gwinnett County News
  1. Weekend construction will close Jimmy Carter Boulevard Bridge March 27–30Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    TheGwinnett County Department ofTransportation will close the I-85 at Jimmy Carter Boulevard bridge for the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) crossover.The project involves shifting traffic to the opposite side of the bridge, which will make left turns onto the interstate easier and improve the flow of traffic across the bridge. The closure will begin at 9:00pmon Friday, March 27, weather and conditions permitting. The bridge will open to traffic by 5:00amon Monday, March 30 with the new DDIconfiguration. The bridge will be closed to all through-traffic during the weekend, although construction will not impact right turn access to or from I-85.Drivers should take the planned detour: Jimmy Carter Boulevard to Brook Hollow Parkway to Indian Trail Road to Singleton Road to Jimmy Carter Boulevard and the reverse. The pedestrian detour route will be Jimmy Carter Boulevard to Oakbrook Parkway to Center Way to Goshen Springs Road to Jimmy Carter Boulevard and the reverse. Pedestrian traffic should continue to use the detour route for at least one month following crossover during the construction ofpedestrian walkways. “We ask that drivers in this area be especiallycautious and alert during construction," said Transportation Acting Director Alan Chapman. "We understand thisisan inconvenience, so Gwinnett DOT staff will closely monitor traffic flow and signals during the crossover weekend to help keep traffic moving.” After crossover, construction will continue on the center median and pedestrian facilities, as well as interchange lighting and pavement markings. The project is expected to be substantially complete in the summer of 2015, with landscapingto follow. Once the project is complete, the bridge at Jimmy Carter Boulevard and I-85 will be Gwinnett County’s second DDI and the third in Georgia. Gwinnett Village CID Executive Director Chuck Warbington said,“Jimmy Carter Boulevard is one of the busiest access points in Gwinnett County and helps to fuel the commerce of thousands of businesses in the area. The mobility improvements the diverging diamond design offers will help local businesses get out of traffic and get back to what it is they do best – driving the economy for Gwinnett.” To view a map of the detour route or for more information on how to drive the diamond including a video rendering of the completed project, visit http://www.gwinnettddi.com/. More...
  2. Homestead exemption application deadline: April 1Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    The best way to reduce your property tax bill is to apply for homestead exemptions. The application deadline is April 1. For all exemptions, you must own and occupy the property as your primary residence as of January 1 of the year for which application is being made. Applications for 2015 exemptions will not be processed after April 1. You may apply online or contact the Tax Commissioner's Property Tax Department for an application. If you mail the completed application, please use certified mail; the signed certified signature card along with a postmark on or before the deadline will serve as proof of timely application. Once granted, the homestead exemption is automatically renewed each year. To find out more about the 14 tax exemptions available and the eligibility requirements, visit www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.comor contact the Tax Commissioner's Office at tax@gwinnettcounty.com or 770.822.8800. More...
  3. County hosts networking event for potential vendorsTue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDT
    The Gwinnett County Purchasing Division will host the ninth annual Supplier Symposium on April 16, 2015, at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Potential vendors may drop-in between 8:30am and 11:30am to meet Gwinnett County buyers, contracting officers, and department representatives, along with representatives from the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce. The annual symposium provides vendors with an opportunity to meet buyers and contracting officers in Gwinnett County and other metro Atlanta agencies. Large and small vendors will be able to network with buyers to establish relationships as well as obtain information on current and upcoming projects. To register for this free event, please visit the Purchasing Symposium registration page. To view current projects open for bidding and explanations of bidding procedures in Gwinnett County, visit the Purchasing Division’s webpage. More...
  4. 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...
  5. Parks & Recreation named number one agency in the stateFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
    The Georgia Recreation and Park Association recognized Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation as the number one park agency in the state serving populations of 150,001 during the group’s annual conference held November 3 – 6 in Jekyll Island, Georgia. Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “I tell people everywhere I travel that Gwinnett has the best parks system, staff, volunteers, and supporters you will find anywhere—and this award affirms that sentiment. I am so proud of Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation.” Gwinnett County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state and among the most culturally diverse in the Southeast. Gwinnett Parks and Recreation Operations Director Tina Fleming said, “Gwinnett has risen to the challenge of serving a growing community and one that is becoming increasingly diverse through public-private partnerships, alternative funding mechanisms, creative planning, design and development, and resident input.” Gwinnett County took home three other awards. GRPA recognized Kidsplosion for outstanding minority programming. The organization is one of Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation’s community partners and provides underserved areas with creative summer camp programs and connects the community with various programs within the park system. In addition, Jason Duncan won the Facilities and Grounds Distinguished Professional Award and the Aquatics Distinguished Professional Award went to Jason Cutchins. “Kidsplosion helps us reach so many more children with recreation opportunities who may not otherwise be able to participate, and I am pleased they received this much-deserved recognition,” said Fleming. “And I am proud GRPA chose to recognize Jason Duncan and Jason Cutchins for their dedication to Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation and the exceptional service they provide to the residents of Gwinnett County every day.” More...
  6. 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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Gwinnett County Press News
  1. WEEKEND CONSTRUCTION CLOSES JIMMY CARTER BOULEVARD BRIDGEThu, 26 Mar 2015 15:58:08 EDT
    WHAT: TheGwinnett County Department ofTransportation will close the Jimmy Carter Boulevard bridge over I-85 for the Diverging Diamond Interchange crossover this weekend. The bridge will be closed to all through-traffic, although construction will not impact right turn access to or from I-85.Drivers should take the planned detour: Jimmy Carter Boulevard to Brook Hollow Parkway to Indian Trail Road to Singleton Road to Jimmy Carter Boulevard and the reverse. The pedestrian detour route will be Jimmy Carter Boulevard to Oakbrook Parkway to Center Way to Goshen Springs Road to Jimmy Carter Boulevard and the reverse. Funding for this project is provided by the 2009 SPLOST sales tax program, Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District and State Road and Tollway Authority. WHEN: The closure will begin at 9p.m.on Friday, March 27, weather and conditions permitting. The bridge will open to traffic by 5a.m.on Monday, March 30 with the new DDIconfiguration. WHY:The project involves shifting traffic to the opposite side of the bridge, which will make left turns onto the interstate easier and improve the flow of traffic across the bridge. For information on how to drive the diamond, including a video rendering of the completed project, visit www.gwinnettDDI.com. More...
  2. LOCAL SORORITY, GWINNETT COUNTY HOST INTERACTIVE TEEN FORUMWed, 25 Mar 2015 16:20:24 EDT
    (Lawrenceville, Ga., March 25, 2015) – The Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is partnering with Gwinnett County Government and law enforcement officials from the Gwinnett County Police Department and the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Officeto host a teen forum on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rhodes Jordan Park Community Center located at 100 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. The teen forum is open to youth ages 11-18 years of age. It is designed to help bridge the communication gap between youth and local police. The forum will use open dialogue to create better understanding and improved interaction between youth and law enforcement. The interactive forum will familiarize students with law enforcement officers as real people, reasons for police stops, appropriate and inappropriate behavior during police stops, citizens’ rights, filing complaints, and students’ responsibility and accountability for behaviors that may result in police contact. In addition, participants will be able to watch a live police pull-over simulation. "We are truly excited about this partnership and the opportunity to strengthen the relationships in our community. We believe there are both tangible and intangible benefits to strong community partnerships such as improved public trust, reduced fear, saved lives, and potentially reduced crime rates or crime prevention," said Latabia Woodward, President, Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. "I am excited about this opportunity for our young people and law enforcement officers to interact in a positive way. We are working to improve relationships and communication between the two and to reinforce the understanding that both share an important role in any interaction they may have,” said Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash. “I am grateful to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., for partnering with Gwinnett County to make this valuable connection with teens and pre-teens in our community and look forward to the results.” To register teens for the forum, visit, www.gwinnettdst.org/events3.htm. To learn more about the Gwinnett Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., visit www.gwinnettdst.org. For more information about local law enforcement community programs, visit www.gwinnettcounty.com. More...
  3. WEEKEND CONSTRUCTION ON JIMMY CARTER BOULEVARD BRIDGE POSTPONEDThu, 19 Mar 2015 09:09:34 EDT
    (Lawrenceville, Ga.,March 18,2015) –TheGwinnett County Department ofTransportation has postponed the Jimmy Carter Boulevard bridge closure at I-85, originally scheduled for March 20 – 23, 2015, due to the forecast for rainy conditions over the weekend. The crossover to the diverging diamond interchange requires dry conditions so that all of the construction can be completed before Monday morning rush hour. The closure has been rescheduled for the weekend of March 27 – 30, 2015, weather permitting. Gwinnett County appreciates the patience of the traveling public during the completion of this important project that will improve traffic flow and safety at this interchange. More...
  4. SPRING BREAK OUT FESTIVAL AND 1, 2, 3K GLOW & SHOW AT RHODES JORDAN PARKWed, 18 Mar 2015 16:55:49 EDT
    WHAT:The annual 1, 2, 3K Glow & Show will be held during the Spring Break Out festival featuring wellness vendors, inflatables, fitness demos, kids’ activities and food trucks. The event will be followed by a free movie on the lawn featuring Big Hero 6. Fee for 3K walk/run includes glow in the dark T-Shirt and 2 glow bands. All 3K proceeds benefit the Gwinnett Parks Foundation Health and Wellness Scholarship fund. Pre-register at 1, 2, 3K Glow & Show to guarantee T-shirt. For more information, visit Spring Break Out. WHEN:Friday, April 10, 5 p.m., walk/run starts at 8 p.m. WHO: General public, all ages. Spring Break Out festival is free of charge. $10 per person for 3K walk/run. WHERE:Rhodes Jordan Park100 East Crogan StreetLawrenceville, GA 30043770-822-8869 More...
  5. COMMISSIONERS HOST TOWN HALL MEETINGSWed, 18 Mar 2015 10:02:20 EDT
    WHAT: The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners is hosting a series of town hall meetings to give county residents an opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas about County government services. Prior to each meeting, an open house will take place for representatives from different County departments to answer questions and talk with residents about the various services they provide. The town hall meetings will be held in different locations around the county on the following dates: March 26, April 23 and May 12. Residents may attend any or all of the scheduled meetings. For more information, including locations, visit www.gwinnettcounty.com. WHEN:The next town hall meeting will take place on Thursday, March 26. The open house will begin at 6:15 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. WHERE: Dacula Park Activity Building2735 Old Auburn Avenue, Dacula, Ga., 30019 WHO:Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, County staff and Gwinnett residents. More...
  6. GWINNETT POLICE TO UPGRADE HELICOPTERSTue, 17 Mar 2015 16:40:40 EDT
    (Lawrenceville, Ga., March 17, 2015) – Gwinnett commissioners on Tuesday approved three contracts that, combined, offer an innovative way to replace both helicopters used by the Gwinnett County Police Department’s aviation unit for less than half the cost of buying new ones. Both units date to the mid-1980s. For just under $2.5 million, the County will keep both McDonnell Douglas MD500E airframes and replace most components with new equipment and more powerful engines, converting them to MD530F helicopters that will be considered new.McDonnell Douglas was awarded the contract to do the conversion work at a substantially reduced cost compared to purchasing brand new aircraft. Both helicopters will also get new digital thermal infrared imaging systems and the 1984 machine will also get upgraded digital avionics with night vision and a new spotlight to make both helicopters identical. With more reliable, accurate and vibration-resistant instruments, the result should be less maintenance and downtime. FLIR Inc. was awarded the contract for the thermal infrared system at an estimated cost of $800,912 and Rotor Resources LLC will perform the avionics and spotlight replacement for approximately $283,640. According to Police Chief A.A. “Butch” Ayers, the helicopters provide support to uniform patrol officers and are used primarily to track suspects and to search for missing or endangered persons, often in the dark. The three primary suppliers of law enforcement helicopters estimated the cost of new machines between $7 million and $8.4 million, with delivery several years in the future. A few years ago, Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services used a similar concept to find savings by mounting an existing aerial ladder on a new truck body. More...