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  1. Company Profile for Source Support ServicesFri, 22 Sep 2017 21:41:03 GMT
    Its deep experience enables the company to protect and support brands by deploying seamless, scalable and cost-effective solutions that result in outstanding service experiences for customers. Source is privately held and based in Lawrenceville, GA., and boasts an unparalleled network of more than 12,000 independent, certified service professionals in more than 100 countries that enables it to offer outstanding service experiences to its clients' customers. More...
  2. U.S. Tariffs on Solar Imports May Hinge on Free-Trade DealsFri, 22 Sep 2017 10:07:43 GMT
    U.S. free-trade deals with South Korea, Mexico and others may soften the impact of tariffs on imported solar panels should Suniva Inc. convince the government that it was hobbled by foreign competition. The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to rule Friday on a complaint filed by the bankrupt solar manufacturer, which is seeking duties that would double the price of panels. More...
  3. Hotel guest who refused to check out prompts SWAT standoffThu, 21 Sep 2017 18:54:00 GMT
    Hotel guest who refused to check out prompted 12-hour SWAT standoff that ended thanks to use of tear gas Marvin Fernandez, 46, was arrested at Araamda Inn in Gwinnett County, Georgia, on charges of theft of service and criminal trespass Arrest came Wednesday night, 12 hours after Fernandez was asked to leave the extended stay hotel, but instead barricaded himself inside A guest at a Georgia hotel was arrested Wednesday night following a tense 12-hour standoff with a SWAT team. The incident began unfolding at the Araamda Inn on Oakbrook Parkway in Gwinnet County in the afternoon when 39-year-old Marin Fernandez was ejected from the extended stay hotel for trespassing after he allegedly refused to pay his bill anc check out. More...
  4. Arizona Ga la Artificial Turf Synthetic Grass Company Search AnnouncedThu, 21 Sep 2017 14:09:40 GMT
    Artificial Turf companies in Georgia, California and Arizona can take their business to the next level by renting websites from Computer Construction Company. They are indexed and well ranking, allowing clients to get more sales. More...
  5. China's pullback leading to fiber price plungesThu, 21 Sep 2017 09:41:02 GMT
    Recyclers in late September 2017 are reporting having difficulty finding any buyers for mixed paper grades, and prices for all grades are showing signs of plummeting as the month passes. In mid-September, scrap paper sellers in Hong Kong began reporting prices as being slashed in half, as well as having difficulty making any sales to mills in the People's Republic of China. More...
  6. WestRock to build corrugating plant in BrazilThu, 21 Sep 2017 05:21:17 GMT
    Norcross, Georgia-based WestRock Company www.westrock.com has announced plans to build a new corrugated box plant in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo. The company says the facility will help meet growing demand from WestRock's customers in South America, and it will be supplied with paper from WestRock's virgin fiber containerboard mill in TrAas Barras, Brazil. More...
  7. CCBOE approves bus purchase, baseball field renovationsThu, 21 Sep 2017 00:37:04 GMT
    After being delayed a week by Tropical Storm Irma, the Cartersville City School Board finally was able to take care of a little business this month. At Monday night's meeting, the board approved 6-0, with member Tim Chason absent, ratifying the purchase of a school bus from Thomas Bus Sales of Georgia in Jefferson for $89,967. More...
  8. 9 NAPEO Members Land on Inc. Magazine's List of 5000 Fastest Growing BusinessesWed, 20 Sep 2017 20:00:27 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20, 2017 : Nine member companies of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations have been named to Inc. magazine's 2017 list of the 5,000 fastest growing business in the U.S. The companies are professional employer organizations which provide outsourced HR services to small and mid-sized businesses. More...
Gwinnett County News
  1. 2017 Property Tax Bills in the mail and due October 15Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT
    Tax Commissioner Richard Steele announced that 2017 property tax bills are being mailed to Gwinnett County taxpayers this week. All bills will have a single due date of October 15. Taxpayers may choose to make a single payment or partial payments as long as the total due is paid by the due date. New for 2017: Schedule your payment in advance. See this new option on your property tax account page at www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com. You can also sign up for paperless billing online. For property owners with escrow accounts, tax information is available to mortgage companies; however, it is ultimately the responsibility of the property owner to ensure taxes are paid by the due date. If there are questions about who will pay the taxes, homeowners should contact their mortgage company directly, especially if their mortgage company has recently changed. Sold your property this year? You and the new owner will both receive copies of the 2017 tax bill. Documents signed at closing will determine who pays the taxes. How to pay: Pay online by check, credit or debit card at www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com. (Check payments: free; debit card: $3.95 flat fee; credit card: 2.29 percent service fee.) Mail check payments to P.O. Box 372, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Pay by check using drop boxes 24 hours a day at all Gwinnett tag offices. Pay in person at all Tax Commissioner offices with cash, check, money order, credit, and debit cards. Fees above apply for credit and debit card payments. View your property tax information at www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com on your computer, tablet, or phone. If you have questions, contact the office at Tax@gwinnettcounty.com or 770.822.8800. More...
  2. 4-H Farm Friends exhibit teaches about animals, farm life at Gwinnett FairTue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT
    The 4-H Farm Friends exhibit at the Gwinnett County Fair from September 14 to 24 provides city folks a chance to watch baby chicks hatch, calves nurse from a bottle, and goats play in their pen. The 4-H exhibit offers other hands-on opportunities to learn about various aspects of farm life, such as milking a wooden saw horse, feeling rabbit fur and wool, and watching workers care for animals we depend on for food and clothing. Farm Friends is located at the big red barn at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds at 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. For a schedule and more information, visit www.gwinnettcountyfair.com. More...
  3. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in GwinnettTue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT
    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Gwinnett Community Outreach is partnering with local organizations to host programs and events from September 15 to October 15. Please join us as we celebrate the Hispanic/Latino community in Gwinnett. Hispanic Heritage Month DisplayMonday through Friday, September 15 to October 15Free admission!8:00am to 5:00pm. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville The Hispanic countries exhibit will be on display at the Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center, representing 21 countries for the duration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The display is organized by the Gwinnett Multicultural Advisory Committee and is made possible through contributions from partners and volunteers. Hispanic Heritage Month Reception and CelebrationTuesday, September 26Free admission!7:00pm. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville This special recognition and reception will honor the contributions of the Hispanic/Latino community in Gwinnett County. Gwinnett-based organizations that provide support and critical programming to the Latino and greater Gwinnett community will be honored with a proclamation presented by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. Following the recognition, there will be a reception with refreshments and remarks. Register for this event here. Tacos & Talk Town HallFriday, September 29Free admission!6:00pm and 8:00pm. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 2140 Beaver Ruin Road in Norcross Gwinnett County Government and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church are partnering to host a town hall meeting in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. This event will feature a panel of guest speakers, including Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash, Father Refugio, and representatives from the Police Department, Fire and Emergency Services, and the local community. There will also be activities, exhibits, and cultural dances. Food will be provided by Sabor-a-Chispa. A certified interpreter will be onsite. Click here to register.   More...
  4. Dogs, cats evacuated from Glynn County to Gwinnett to be available for adoptionTue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT
    You can help provide a caring home for dogs and cats displaced by Hurricane Irma as evacuated animals from Glynn County are placed for adoption at the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center in Lawrenceville. With the approach of Hurricane Irma last week, Gov. Nathan Deal issued a mandatory evacuation order for coastal counties and Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement agreed to take 42 dogs and 19 cats from a Glynn County animal shelter. Brunswick is the Glynn County seat. After being housed in a temporary facility in Lawrenceville, the dogs and cats are steadily being transferred into Gwinnett County’s shelter at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville as space allows. On September 1, the Gwinnett County Animal Control and Enforcement shelter accepted 11 cats from a shelter in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. All the Houston cats have since been adopted. You can now adopt a cat that’s been vaccinated, microchipped and spayed/neutered for $10 or a dog for $30. Visit the available pets page of the shelter’s website to search for adoptable animals. And adoptive families are encouraged to email photos of their newest family members to PetAdoptionPics@gwinnettcounty.com to be posted on the Gwinnett Animal Shelter Facebook page.  More...
  5. Make plans to attend the Public Safety Fall Festival on September 23Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT
    Gwinnett's Police and Fire departments are partnering for a fun day with lots to see and do as part of the Public Safety Fall Festival on September 23 at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. From 10:00am to 2:00pm, they'll have a Touch-a-Truck emergency vehicle display including a police helicopter, an ambulance, and a ladder truck that kids can sit in and pretend to drive. The police will show off their S.W.A.T. gear, while the fire specialty teams will perform various demonstrations. Animal Welfare and Enforcement will assist with pet adoptions and parents can have their kids' car seats checked. Police and firefighters will also engage in a spirited softball game. For more information about the festival, please contact the Gwinnett Police Crime Prevention Unit at 770.513.5119 or Gwinnett Fire Community Risk Reduction - Education Section at 678.518.4845. Coolray Field is located at 2500 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville.  More...
  6. September is Library Card Sign-up MonthTue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT
    This September marks the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month, a nationwide celebration of the services libraries provide to their communities. Take this month as an opportunity to sign up for a library card if you don’t already have one, or to explore your local libraries if you do! Gwinnett County libraries offer more than books to their patrons. They lead classes, offer online resources, and host activities for residents of all ages and interests. Gwinnett County libraries offer cardholders digital and physical access to ancestry research tools, historical records, career guidance, college planning, foreign language education, art, tutorials on professional software, magazines, medical research, and an ever-growing collection of data from around the globe. Our libraries continue to transform and expand their services to meet the needs of our community. Visit www.gwinnettpl.org to learn more about them! For more information about how to get a library card of your own, click here.  More...
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Gwinnett County Press News
  1. COUNTY WORKS WITH GWINNETT VILLAGE CID, STATE TO INSTALL MID-BLOCK PEDESTRIAN CROSSING ON BEAVER RUIN ROADWed, 20 Sep 2017 16:18:00 EDT
    (Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 20, 2017) – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners earlier this month approved agenda items enabling the installation of a mid-block pedestrian crossing on Beaver Ruin Road within the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District. Commissioners approved the use of $20,000 in SPLOST funds for the project and agreed to serve as the pass-through agency for the Georgia Department of Transportation grant funds. “Along the Beaver Ruin Road corridor, we have very active communities, schools, churches and businesses,” said Marsha Anderson Bomar, the executive director for the CID. “Gwinnett Transit Routes 10A and 20 also serve this area. The pedestrian activity is significant, and we want to ensure that there is a safe way to cross the road in the area between signalized intersections.” While the location of the crossing is to be determined, the cost is estimated at $130,000. The Multimodal Safety and Access Grant provides $91,000 with a local match of 30 percent, or $39,000, required. The source of the matching funds is $20,000 from the 2014 special purpose local option sales tax and $19,000 from the CID. The GVCID will manage all aspects of the project and will be responsible for funding all items not covered by state or County funds. For additional information about Gwinnett County Department of Transportation and SPLOST, please visit our website at www.gwinnettcounty.com.  More...
  2. COUNTY WORKS WITH SUGARLOAF CID TO UPDATE LIVABLE CENTERS INITIATIVE STUDYWed, 20 Sep 2017 16:17:08 EDT
    (Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 20, 2017) – Gwinnett County Commissioners earlier this month approved an agreement with the Sugarloaf Community Improvement District to jointly fund a major update to the County’s Livable Centers Initiative study. This work will assist the Sugarloaf CID and Gwinnett County in identifying and prioritizing public investment initiatives in the district. The final study document will include a list of recommended projects that will be eligible for funding under the Atlanta Regional Commission’s LCI program. “Sugarloaf is a major regional destination for business and entertainment with more growth coming,” said Alyssa Davis, the executive director for the Sugarloaf CID. “The LCI plan will help us to coordinate transportation investments to meet current demands and future needs. The Sugarloaf CID looks forward to partnering with the County to complete this important study.” The total cost of the LCI study update is estimated at $152,300 and will build on the recommendations of the initial Gwinnett LCI Study from 2001. The County will contribute a maximum of $145,300, funded by the 2014 special purpose local option sales tax program. The CID will be responsible for any final study costs not covered by the County’s contribution. A CID is a financial tool that allows property owners within a specific area to tax themselves to fund infrastructure, landscaping and quality of life improvements. The Sugarloaf CID formed in June 2016 with the Infinite Energy Center at its core. While the CID covers about five square miles, in keeping with the primary boundaries of the 2001 study, the LCI update will extend over a larger area. For additional information about Gwinnett County Department of Transportation and SPLOST, please visit our website at www.gwinnettcounty.com. More...
  3. GWINNETT OFFERS STORM DEBRIS REMOVAL ALONG COUNTY, STATE ROADSFri, 15 Sep 2017 19:08:32 EDT
    (Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 15, 2017) – To assist residents with disposal of yard debris caused by Tropical Storm Irma, Gwinnett County will provide free storm debris removal along county and state roads, but not on city streets. This cleanup effort only applies to tree limbs, branches, and other vegetative debris. Because County crews are still clearing debris from county and state rights of way and at critical facilities, removal of debris set out by the public will begin Wednesday, September 20while workcontinues on clearing roadways and county properties. To provide efficient service, please follow these guidelines:   Tree limbs and branches brought down during the storm may be cut and stacked BEHIND the curb of your residence in the right of way. Under no circumstances should any type of storm debris be stacked or placed in the street. Debris can end up being washed into drainage inlets in a subsequent rain event clogging them and creating a flood hazard. Tree limbs and branches should NOT be stacked or placed next to fire hydrants, utility boxes, or utility poles. In addition, tree limbs and branches MUST NOT be mixed with other debris such as roofing tiles, fencing, or other items damaged during the storm. Trees must be cut as small as possible and each piece must weigh less than 50 pounds, and all pieces must be stacked neatly at the curb. Branches and limbs must be trimmed and cut to a maximum of four feet, stacked at the curb. If you hired a professional company to cut up your debris, we ask that they take the debris with them to reduce the volume stored in the right of way. Debris cannot be collected in plastic bags. A completion timetable will not be available until the volume of debris is established, but County crews will work as quickly as possible until the effort is finished. The County appreciates everyone’s cooperation in ensuring the timely and efficient cleanup from the storm. Please contact the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation at 770-822-7400 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or dotservicerequest@gwinnettcounty.com to provide the address for pickup.  More...
  4. Gwinnett County announces weather-related closings for Tuesday, September 12, 2017Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:04:24 EDT
    Due to severe weather forecast for Tuesday, September 12, Gwinnett County trials and hearings are cancelled. In general, other Gwinnett County Government offices, including the Tax Commissioner’s Office, will be open during normal business hours from 8:00am to 5:00pm.  County senior centers will open for walk-ins; however, transportation to senior centers will not be available. County parks will be open, although all natural fields and natural surface trails will be closed. Please check back for updates. All Gwinnett County Public Library branches and administrative offices will be closed. Digital resources and materials are available 24/7 at www.gwinnettpl.org. Solid waste services in unincorporated Gwinnett County are cancelled for Tuesday. Updates will be posted when available. Residents who live in a city should contact their city to find out if trash and recycling service will be delayed due to the weather. Gwinnett County Transit will not run express service and will delay local and paratransit service until 10:00am except for scheduled dialysis trips. Local service will start delayed as follows: Route 10A Leave Sugarloaf Mills Park & Ride 9:30am, Leave Doraville 9:35am Route 10B Leave Sugarloaf Mills Park & Ride 9:45am, Leave Doraville 9:50am Route 20 Leave Beaver Ruin 9:50am, Leave Doraville 9:50am Route 30 Leave Live Oak 9:23am, Leave Transit Center 9:20am Route 35 Leave Forum 9:50am, Leave Doraville 9:55amRoute 40 Leave Five Forks 9:25am, Leave Transit Center 9:20am The 10:00am start time is subject to road conditions so please check the county website for possible updates.  GCT is expected to return ‎to normal service on Wednesday September 13. For information about school closings or delays in Gwinnett, please visit the Gwinnett County Public Schools’ website or the Buford City Schools website.  Continue to check www.gwinnettcounty.com or follow Gwinnett Police on Twitter (@GwinnettPd) for continued updates. Stay safe after Irma’s gone, watch out for powerlines and flooded streets The opportunities for injury after a storm are long and potentially fatal, but two – flooded streets and downed powerlines – are often avoidable hazards. Flooded roads can be an easily under-estimated threat that repeatedly proves lethal. Gauging the depth of fast-moving water can be difficult but it only takes 12 to 18 inches of water to wash away a car. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven in floodwaters. Here are some tips for avoiding becoming a flood victim: Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. Never drive through flooded roadways. If your vehicle is suddenly caught in rising water, leave it immediately and seek higher ground. Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers. Powerlines are another hazard that kills people after the storm has passed. So what should you do if you come across powerlines draped across the road or lying in a yard? Always, always, always assume the wires are energized and stay as far away as you can. Energized lines can charge the ground near the point of contact and could electrocute you. Power lines can carry up to 700,000 volts although most fatal accidents occur with wires transmitting only a few hundred volts. Call 911. Let utility professionals and emergency personnel handle the situation. Do not drive over downed power lines. Even if they’re not energized, downed wires can get entangled with your vehicle and cause further damage. Rubber gloves or shoes will not protect you from electrocution. If a power line is touching your vehicle, stay in your vehicle unless it is on fire, or you know for sure that the line is de-energized. Do not let anyone else touch your vehicle if a powerline is touching it. Ask them to call 911. For more information about these and other safety-related topics, visit the Gwinnett Safety 411 webpage. Gwinnett County has activated its Emergency Operations Center, which is being staffed by virtually every department in the county and most cities as well as the state and federal government. The EOC will be operational through the night, coordinating responses to calls for help and ensuring resources are dispatched where needed. County departments, including police and fire, are calling in extra staff to ensure roads are open and the public safety is assured. More...
  5. GWINNETT COUNTY CLOSES ALL OFFICES MONDAY IN ANTICIPATION OF HURRICANE IRMA IMPACTMon, 11 Sep 2017 09:04:39 EDT
    (Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 10, 2017) – Gwinnett County is gearing up for Hurricane Irma’s arrival and announces closings and cancellations in anticipation of the storm’s impact. Courts Trials and Hearings and County Government Offices Closed: Due to inclement weather conditions forecasted for Monday, Sept. 11 Gwinnett County courts trials and hearings are cancelled and all County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of residents, will be closed. All libraries, aquatic centers, community recreation centers, gyms, senior center, plus fields and natural surface trails located in parks, also will be closed Solid Waste Services: Solid Waste services are cancelled for the Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12 service schedules. Further updates will be posted when they are available. Residents who live in a city should contact their city to find out if trash and recycling will be delayed due to the weather. Gwinnett County Transit: Gwinnett County Transit will not run express service on Monday Sept. 11, 2017. GCT local service will begin on regular schedule but will end service based on the schedule below provided conditions do not worsen sooner than forecasted.  Route 10A Leave Sugarloaf 12:30 p.m., Leave Doraville 12:35 p.m. Route 10B Leave Sugarloaf 12:45 p.m., Leave Doraville 12:50 p.m. Route 20 Leave Beaver Ruin 12:45 p.m., Leave Doraville 12:45 p.m. Route 30 Leave Live Oak 12:23 p.m., Leave Doraville 12:20 p.m. Route 35 Leave Forum 12:50 p.m., Leave Doraville 12:55 p.m. Route 40 Leave Five Forks 12:22 p.m., Leave Doraville 12:20 p.m.  Paratransit service will also end at 1 p.m. after which service will be limited to medical trips only Please check the Gwinnett County Transit website at www.gctransit.com or call GCT Customer Service 770-822-5010 for up-to-date schedule information. Senior Centers: All Health and Human Services senior centers will be closed Monday, Sept. 11: Buford Senior Center (currently hosted in Lawrenceville due to renovations) Centerville Senior Center Lawrenceville Senior Center Norcross Senior Center Home Delivered Meals: Home-delivered meals will not be operating on Monday, Sept. 11. Shelf-ready meals to cover several days were delivered with Friday's service to our seniors. Check www.gwinnettcounty.com or follow Gwinnet Police on Twitter (@GwinnettPd) for continued updates. More...
  6. GWINNETT ANIMAL SHELTER ACCEPTS DOGS, CATS EVACUATED FROM COASTAL GEORGIA COUNTYFri, 08 Sep 2017 13:57:37 EDT
    (Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 8, 2017) –  In response to Hurricane Irma, the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division has received about 60 dogs and cats from a shelter in Glynn County, which lies on the Atlantic coast. To accommodate the additional animals, Gwinnett County is using a secure, temporary shelter in Lawrenceville. Gwinnett accepted 19 cats and 42 dogs. The animals are being checked and processed but some likely will be available for adoption on Monday. The Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division staff is reaching out to animal rescue organizations to take some of the canines and felines. The Glynn County animals will be put up for adoption at the current shelter at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville as space becomes available. The shelter in Glynn County moved its canine and feline inhabitants as part of the mandatory evacuation ordered by Gov. Nathan Deal. Brunswick is the county seat of Glynn County. Gwinnett was approached by Glynn County Animal Control officials on Wednesday, and after coordination through the Department of Agriculture, arrangements were made for Gwinnett County to accept the new arrivals on Thursday. The Gwinnett County Animal Control and Enforcement shelter on Sept. 1 accepted 11 cats from a shelter in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. All but two have been adopted. You can now adopt a cat that’s been vaccinated, microchipped and spayed/neutered for $10 or a dog for $30. Visit the available pets page of the shelter’s website to search for adoptable animals. More...