The event, featuring cultural displays, traditional costumes and entertainment representing music and dance from around the world, will take place from 12 to 6 p.m. on the Towne Green in front of City Hall, 2432 Oak Road. A Parade of Nations will kick off the event at noon. More...
Patrick Jackson, a former janitorial services manager for DeKalb County and the Georgia World Congress Center, was indicted and arraigned Tuesday on charges of mail fraud and bribery. Patrick Jackson , a former janitorial services manager for DeKalb County and the Georgia World Congress Center , was indicted and arraigned Tuesday on charges of mail fraud and bribery. More...
The Japanese cultural event JapanFest will take place this weekend, Sept. 20 and 21, at the Gwinnett Convention Center , 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, where a variety of traditional and contemporary elements of Japanese culture will be showcased. More...
Corus360 is delighted and honored to be part of a small number of U.S. Business Partners recognized by IBM as a Technical Support Services Sales Leader," said Archie James, Vice President of IT Support Services. Corus360, an IT Solutions Provider based in Norcross, Georgia, joins an elite group of only 21 IBM Business Partners in the U.S. to receive certification as an IBM Technical Support Services Sales Leadership Partner. More...
Best-selling Christian author Lisa Wingate will be in Lawrenceville Tuesday, 12 p.m.-2 p.m. to discuss "The Prayer Box" and the story behind her new book "The Story Keeper." The appearance is scheduled 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. in the Fireside Room at North Metro Baptist Church, located at 1026 Old Peachtree Road in Lawrenceville. More...
Join the cause and sign-up to volunteer for the 15thannual Gwinnett Great Days of Service atwww.volunteergwinnett.net. This year's event will be held onFriday, October 24andSaturday, October 25.This annual event offers Gwinnett residents the opportunity to donate their time and energy to doing community service and helping those in need.
Gwinnett Great Days of Service enables local nonprofit organizations, schools, and churches to enhance their services in the community. Last year, 90,000 volunteers contributed 300,000 volunteer hours for Gwinnett Great Days of Service, completing more than 250 community projects. Those projects included staffing community events, painting and repairing buildings, installing playground sets, and cleaning up nature trails.
The event is hosted by the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services. For more information, visitwww.gwinnettgreatdaysofservice.org. More...
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...
Celebrate Honey Month at the
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center’s fifth annual Honeybee Festival on
Saturday, September 13 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Gwinnett Environmental and
Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford.
Come learn about this crucial hidden
part of Georgia’s agriculture and economy and enjoy bee games, crafts, honey
samples, and our annual Bee costume contest. Local bee enthusiasts and vendors
will also be there to expand our knowledge and use of the honeybee’s bounty.
For more information about this
event, please visit www.gwinnettehc.org. More...
Gwinnett Human Relations Commission is presenting a series of forums to raise
awareness of human trafficking in the community. Attendees will learn what human trafficking is, how to identify it, its
underlying causes, how to report it, and how other agencies intervene and
The commission’s final forum will be held Tuesday,
September 23 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Buford Community Center, located at
2200 Buford Highway. For more information about this event or to register,
please send an email to email@example.com and include Human Trafficking Forums as the
email subject. More...
Capture Gwinnett County parks unique and scenic features
by participating in the 2014 Gwinnett Parks Plein Air Challenge. “En plein air”
is a French expression meaning "in the open air," and used to
describe the act of painting outdoors. This year, the Plein Air challenge has
been extended to encourage more artists from all over the state to get
The challenge began in April, but new dates have been
added in September and October. The challenge will end with an opening night
reception held on Saturday, November 22 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Pinckneyville
Park Community Recreation Center, located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial
Boulevard in Berkeley Lake.
A cash prize provided by the Gwinnett Parks Foundation
will be given to the top three award winners. The first prize entry will also
receive recognition in the winter edition of Gwinnett L.I.F.E. magazine and
gallery space for one month at Peachtree Corners Library. Top three winners and
seven honorable mentions will be featured in a three-month event tour at parks
and libraries throughout the county.
Submission fees are $36 per painting, limit two per
artist. For prospectus and registration information, including challenge dates
and locations, visit www.gwinnettparks.com.
Participants must be at least 16 years old and register to enter the reception
and exhibition held November 22. More...
new regional survey being conducted by the Atlanta Regional Commission seeks to
find out exactly what the community thinks is important to ensure that metro
Atlanta remains globally competitive, raises the best workforce possible, and
continues to be a great place to live.
from this survey will be used to help ARC develop its Regional Plan that will
guide public policies and investments related to issues of transportation, land
use, water quality, workforce development, aging, and health resources. This
survey is an important opportunity for Gwinnett County to have an impact on
this regional vision.
survey can be accessed from the Atlanta
Regional Commission’s website through September 30. For more information, please contact Melissa Roberts, Community
Engagement Coordinator at 404.463.3272 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More...
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 16, 2014) – The
Gwinnett County Human Relations Commission will host its final in a series of
forums to raise awareness of human trafficking
on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Buford Community Center,
located at 2200 Buford Highway in Buford. Participants will learn about human
trafficking and how to identify characteristics of it, what are the underlying
causes, how to report suspicious activities and find out how
otheragencies are intervening. The commission has already hosted three
forums in different communities in Gwinnett County throughout the year.
our events were very successful, with attendance from many faith-based and
community organizations and we want to keep the momentum going. Our goal is to
build awareness of human trafficking, specifically domestic minor sex
trafficking, which is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation, second
to drug trafficking,” said Donald Sequeira, HRC chairman.
will hear from a panel of elected officials, law enforcement agencies and support
organizations, including state Senator Renee Unterman; Nekia Hackworth,
attorney from the U.S. Department of Justice; Lt. Christopher Rafanelli from
the Gwinnett Police Department’s Vice Unit; John Mattioli from Street Grace;
Suraj Sequeira from Alpha Iota Omicron, Inc. (Delta Chapter) and Jo Vivian, a
therapist. This event is free to the public, but registration is preferred. For
more information, contact the Human Relations Commission at email@example.com.
Human Relations Commission was established by the Gwinnett County Board of
Commissioners to encourage, promote and develop fair and equal treatment for
all persons, irrespective of their religious, economic, cultural, racial,
disability, sexual orientation and occupational differences, so that they may
enjoy an equal opportunity to live, grow, learn, work, play, worship and
exercise their citizenship unhampered by discrimination. More...
Ga., Sept. 16, 2014) – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday
approved an agreement with Coast2Coast Rx to offer prescription drug discount
cards to residents. The new card will allow all County residents, regardless of
income, age or health status, to participate in the program and save on the
cost of their medications.
to Coast2Coast Rx, the program saved cardholders throughout the nation an
average of 60 percent on the cost of prescription drugs in 2013. The card is
distributed free of charge and may be used at participating pharmacy chains and
independent pharmacies in Gwinnett County and includes more than 60,000
prescription drugs in its formulary.
healthcare costs on the rise, prescription drug discounts will help ease some
of the financial burdens individuals and families are facing at a time when
they need it the most,” said Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash.
Approximately 40 other Georgia counties participate in the Coast2Coast Rx
program, which is endorsed by ACCG, Georgia’s County Association.
are no eligibility requirements to obtain the prescription drug discount card,
which officials expect will benefit both uninsured and underinsured residents.
If a particular drug isn’t covered under a person’s health plan, they can use
the card to save on those prescriptions.
savings for residents through the prescription drug discount program will come
at no expense to the County. The card also provides discounts on dental,
vision, veterinary and hearing services, plus discounts on lab and imaging
tests and diabetic supplies and equipment for all family members.
Rx Chief Marketing Officer Martin Dettelbach said, “We are pleased to work with
Gwinnett County to help individuals combat the rising cost of healthcare for
their families and their pets. We also appreciate all that the County and local
pharmacies are doing to help those in need.”
Coast2Coast Rx card will be available for residents at local governmental
offices, senior centers, libraries, and most participating pharmacies by
mid-November. Residents will also be able to print the Rx card from the
County’s website and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com. More...
Ga., Sept. 16, 2014) – Gwinnett officials on Tuesday congratulated the
nonprofit Fort Daniel Foundation Inc. for winning a national award from the
American Association for State and Local History.
of the Gwinnett Archaeological Society, led by Dr. James D’Angelo of
Lawrenceville, located the footprint of Fort Daniel, built in 1813, in the
backyard of a home at the top of Hog Mountain. The site was then in Jackson
County near where the state of Georgia met Cherokee and Creek Indian
territories. Gwinnett County was created in 1818.
initial explorations, the archaeologists formed the Fort Daniel Foundation to
help develop the site as an archaeological park. They began staging an annual
Frontier Fair in 2009 to raise public awareness. Gwinnett County bought the
land in 2012 and leases it to the foundation.
prestigious awards mark the importance of discovering Fort Daniel and its place
in our history,” said Gwinnett Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash.
“We appreciate the work of all the volunteers who are dedicated to preserving
the site and producing educational materials to teach all of us about an
important part of our community’s rich history.”
believe the fort was rebuilt during or after the War of 1812, following a plan
for frontier forts devised by George Washington decades earlier. It was a
staging point for building Peachtree Road to the Chattahoochee in order to ship
supplies to U.S. Army troops in Alabama under Major General Andrew Jackson.
archaeological advisor to both the Fort Daniel Foundation and the Gwinnett
Archaeological Research Society, I can say we are both pleased and humbled to
receive this prestigious award,” said D’Angelo.“While it acknowledges the
devotion and hard work of our members as well as the support of our community,
it is also a challenge to continue improving the educational effort that is at
the core of our mission.”
The Albert B. Corey
Leadership in History Award of Merit comes with a cash grant of $500.
The group has previously won a $10,000 grant from the Georgia Trust for
Historic Preservation, matched with anin-kindsite plan designed by
landscape architecture group Jb+a of Atlanta.
Frontier Fair will be on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fort
Daniel site, 2505 Braselton Highway in Buford. For more information, please
call (770) 849-1742 or visit www.fortdanielfoundation.org. More...
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will present a
proclamation to local business owners Ray Stanjevich and Suzanne
the 2 p.m. business session in appreciation for the couple loaning a section
of the Berlin Wall for display at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration
Center in Lawrenceville. The group will later gather for a photo by the wall.
County Board of Commissioners, Ray Stanjevich, and Suzanne Cartwright.
WHY: Stanjevich, a native of Montenegro, and Cartwright, a
first generation American, bought the historic artifact at auction to keep it
in the community and remind younger generations to appreciate the freedom that
Gwinnett Justice and
Front of building –
beside the display
75 Langley Drive
Tuesday, Sept. 16,
the 2 p.m. commission meeting More...
Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Gwinnett County
Police Department, Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department and Lawrenceville
WHAT: 9/11 Public Safety Memorial Service
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial
Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center
(GJAC front parking lot)
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
WHY: A combined Public Safety Honor Guard from the agencies listed above will
hold a brief 9/11 Public Safety Memorial Service to honor all those affected by
the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The public and the media are
invited to attend this important and worthwhile service. All media
wishing to attend and cover this event are asked to please e-mail Captain Tommy
Rutledge, PIO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW: The service will include presentation of colors by the honor guard, bagpipes,
comments from fire and police officials and placement of a wreath on the
memorial wall. The service will end with a radio announcement via the
fire dispatch channel and a moment of silence. There will plenty of
visuals for the media to capture and interview opportunities with personnel in
(Buford, Ga., Sept. 4, 2014) – It may be small, but the honeybee arguably plays a huge role in the production of the foods Americans serve on their kitchen tables. Honeybees are the top pollinators of crops in the United States and are responsible for 80 percent of insect pollinated crops.
In recognition of its vital function in the food cycle, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (EHC) will hold its fifth annual Honeybee Festival on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The Honeybee Festival will feature numerous activities for families. There will be bee games, crafts, honey samples, cooking demonstrations with honey by Whole Foods Market and story time. A number of beekeepers and vendors will be on hand to discuss their craft and also to sell their local honey and beeswax products.
Guests will also have an opportunity to play pollinator trivia, experience a honeybee scavenger hunt hike, smile for the “I Love Bees” photo booth and learn from beekeeping information sessions.
One highlight of the festival will be a children’s honeybee costume contest. Get your creativity buzzing in designing your honeybee costume. A honeybee parade around the inside of the EHC will be held at 1 p.m. with judging to follow immediately. For costume rules and details, visit http://www.gwinnettehc.org/.
Program fees for the Honeybee Festival are $5.00 for ages 13 and up and $3.00 for ages three to 12. Children two and under and EHC members are free. For more information on the Honeybee Festival and the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, visit http://www.gwinnettehc.org/. More...