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  1. Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department to offer gun safety classes for teachersSat, 24 Feb 2018 23:23:05 GMT
    In the wake of the Florida school shooting, the Gwinnett County sheriff's department is offering teachers gun safety classes. The department says it wants to support teachers in any way they can in regard to their personal safety outside the classroom. More...
  2. A Fully Automation Solution for DNA Isolation From 10 ml of Whole...Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:42:46 GMT
    NORCROSS, Ga: Omega Bio-tek, a biotech company based in Norcross, Georgia, announces the launch of its new product, Mag-Bind Blood DNA HV Kit, which can extract genomic DNA from large volume blood samples in a fully automated solution. The solution integrates the novel extraction chemistry on the Hamilton Microlab STAR liquid handling platform to provide high through-put solution for applications such as biorepositories, genomics research and pharmacogenomics that require substantial amounts of DNA to be extracted from large-volume samples. More...
  3. This hilarious viral video shows dad and daughter singing their way to more Girl Scout cookie salesSat, 24 Feb 2018 12:09:46 GMT
    The video features the father and daughter replacing the lyrics in Childish Gambino's "Stay Woke" with their own lyrics about selling cookies. The father-daughter duo from Duluth, Georgia, recently shared a parody music video in which they sing their Girl Scout cookie pitch, replacing the lyrics in Childish Gambino's "Stay Woke" with their own lyrics about selling cookies. More...
  4. Traffic stop leads to 1 of the biggest drug busts in Georgia historySat, 24 Feb 2018 07:41:48 GMT
    Two undocumented men from Mexico now face federal charges after what agents are calling one of the largest drug busts in Georgia history. Channel 2's Aaron Diamant was at the federal courthouse in downtown Atlanta when agents showed off some of the drugs, money and guns seized. More...
  5. Gwinnett County dad, daughter sing their way to more Girl Scout cookie salesSat, 24 Feb 2018 03:18:40 GMT
    A Duluth father-and-daughter team created a viral video in which they ride in the car while subbing out the song's original lyrics to push Girl Scout cookies. Seymore Harrison Jr. and his 6-year-old daughter, Charity Joy, a Girl Scout Daisy, decided to get creative for the annual cookie drive. More...
  6. Gwinnett County 1 HRS Ago Gwinnett County schools hold hard lockdown drills to prepare for threatsSat, 24 Feb 2018 01:02:56 GMT
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Gwinnett County high school practiced a hard lockdown drill Friday to prepare for a serious threat inside the building. More...
  7. GA: Transit Bill Could Mean Gwinnett MARTA Vote this FallFri, 23 Feb 2018 15:36:58 GMT
    Feb. 23--Gwinnett County residents could vote on joining MARTA this fall under a provision of a transit bill that passed a key legislative hurdle late Thursday. House Bill 930 passed the House Transportation Committee by a unanimous vote. More...
  8. Gwinnett County 4 Mins Ago Woman attacked during home invasion after posting car on CraigslistFri, 23 Feb 2018 02:03:11 GMT
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Gwinnett County woman said she's learned a lesson after trying to sell a car online. More...
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  1. COMMISSIONERS APPROVE CONTRACT FOR NEW PLAYGROUNDS AT TWO COUNTY PARKSThu, 22 Feb 2018 09:01:06 EST
    (Lawrenceville, Ga., Feb. 22, 2018) – Two Gwinnett County parks will soon get new playground equipment and improved handicap-accessibility under a new SPLOST-funded $750,192 contract approved by commissioners on Tuesday. Landscape Structures Inc. was the low responsive bidder to remove and replace playground equipment and surfaces at George Pierce Park in Suwanee and Mountain Park Park in Lilburn. “As always, we’re grateful to voters for their ongoing support of the SPLOST programs that are making these park upgrades possible,” said District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks. “This new playground equipment will let all kids visiting George Pierce Park enjoy a playground designed for universal access.” Located near the pond and pavilion, it will feature a net climbing tower with flexible platforms, a tightrope and other balance activities, a multi-person seesaw, a multi-person spinner and a small climbing dome. An area for toddlers includes a small sand table, slide and climber plus a track and tunnel designed for kids to bring their pocket-sized toy cars. Transitions will have slopes instead of curbs for better access. District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard said, “My inner child is really excited about the fun wheelchair-accessible sensory tunnel, plus ramps and decks where all kids can play at the new and much improved Mountain Park playground.” A variety of slides, climbers, activity panels and tower are also slated for the playground near the tennis courts on the Pounds Road side of the park. An area designed for tots includes a two-story playhouse and a sand table. George Pierce Park is at 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee and Mountain Park Park is at 5050 Five Forks Trickum Road in Lilburn.    More...
  2. ELECTIONS HOSTS POLL OFFICIAL HIRING EVENTSFri, 16 Feb 2018 14:45:49 EST
    (Lawrenceville, Ga., Feb. 16, 2018) – Citizens looking for ways to get involved in the electoral process and give back to the community are invited to Gwinnett County’s upcoming poll official hiring events on Feb. 21 in Norcross and Feb. 24 in Snellville. The Voter Registrations and Elections Division is looking for citizens of all backgrounds, but has an urgent need for bilingual poll workers, particularly Spanish speakers. “We have 156 polling locations in Gwinnett County for Election Day and eight advance voting locations that we need to staff, and to comply with federal law, we need bilingual polling officials,” said Lynn Ledford, Gwinnett County elections supervisor. “We’re going out into the community to recruit citizens who may not know of the need or that they can get involved. It’s a great opportunity for citizens to participate in the elections process.  Plus they can gain valuable work experience and earn $75 to $300 per day.” The hiring events are set for: Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at OneStop Norcross, 5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at OneStop Centerville, 3025 Bethany Church Rd., Snellville Ledford said the events were scheduled in the evening and on a Saturday to reach people who can’t get away from work during the day. Among the requirements, applicants must be at least 16 years old, a U.S. citizen and be able to read, write and speak English. They also must be a Gwinnett County resident or a Gwinnett County government employee, and they must have access to a computer for required online training. Interested citizens are encouraged to apply online at www.gwinnettcountyjobs.com prior to the event. Gwinnett County Human Resources staff will be on site to accept applications in person. Computers will be available at the events for applicants to use. To fulfill federal I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification requirements, applicants will need to bring documents to verify their identity and legal authorization to work in the U.S. To view the list of accepted documents, visit www.uscis.gov/i-9-central. More...
  3. COMMISSIONERS APPROVE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW BRIDGE AND PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS ALONG NEW HOPE ROADFri, 16 Feb 2018 12:41:33 EST
    (Lawrenceville, Ga., Feb. 16, 2018) – The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 6 awarded the contract to build a new bridge over the Alcovy River and the installation of a multi-use path along New Hope Road. The Board awarded the project to CMES Inc. at an amount not to exceed $6,041,798. Contractors will replace the existing bridge and improve the alignment of New Hope Road at the approaches to the bridge as well. The new structure also will provide more clearance between the river and bridge deck to help address flooding issues in the area. The multi-use path will extend from Callie Still Road to Alcovy River Drive. Curb and gutter and other drainage improvements also will be installed as part of these projects, which stretch for about 1.6 miles.  CMES was the lowest of four responsive bidders on the group of projects, which is funded by the 2009 and 2014 SPLOST programs. For additional information on Gwinnett County Transportation projects, please visit www.gwinnettcounty.com. More...
  4. COUNTY OFFICE HOURS, TRASH SCHEDULE FOR PRESIDENTS DAY HOLIDAY Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:18:21 EST
    WHAT:  All Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of residents, will be closed Feb. 19 for the Presidents Day holiday. County offices will resume normal business hours on Feb. 20. 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 Management Call Center will be closed that day, but hauler call centers will be open. Residents can visit www.GCSolidWaste.com to find their hauler’s contact information. Residents who live in a city should contact their city to find out if trash and recycling will be delayed due to the holiday. WHEN: County offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 and will reopen during normal business hours on Tuesday, Feb. 20.  More...
  5. NASH SALUTES TWO CENTURIES OF PIONEERS IN STATE OF COUNTY ADDRESSWed, 14 Feb 2018 18:08:08 EST
    (Lawrenceville, Ga., Feb. 14, 2018) – Almost 200 years of Gwinnett County history provided the backdrop for Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash ’s 2018 State of the County speech today to a crowd of about 800 at the Infinite Energy Center. “We’re not a bedroom community anymore,” she told her listeners, “We’re an employment center and a destination. Two hundred years after our founding, we remain a community of pioneers, with many of our residents having come from across the U.S. and from around the globe, seeking opportunity and prosperity.” She pointed to a pioneering spirit as “the true source of Gwinnett’s strength” that is “not satisfied to simply accept what is, but rather strives to create what should be.” “SPLOST continues to help us address capital needs, with such projects as the expansion of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center for much-needed courts space, a new Fire Station 15 in Lawrenceville now under construction, a new Police Precinct adjacent to Bay Creek Park, parks and libraries, and almost $500 million in transportation improvements funded by the current six-year SPLOST.” Nash said that a robust economy is fundamental to a healthy community and that fostering job creation and economic opportunity is a primary focus for Gwinnett government. “Eight years ago, private sector jobs in Gwinnett had dropped to about 256,000 as a result of the Great Recession. Today the number stands near 320,000. Adding public sector jobs brings the figure closer to 345,000.” Noting that Gwinnett had only 4,000 residents when it was formed in 1818, she said, “Gwinnett’s population is projected to exceed 1.5 million in 2040 and there must be expanded options for travel. My goal is to present a viable transit approach to voters and give them a chance to decide.” She praised several bills now in the state legislature and said, “Striking the right balance between regional oversight and local control is difficult and there are obviously hurdles to overcome. However, I believe we have a window of opportunity that should not be squandered.” Progress in the areas of public safety, water, education, economic development and community outreach provided other highlights of the speech. She urged listeners to get involved in bicentennial events throughout this year and attend a 200th birthday party for the county on Dec. 15 at the Infinite Energy Center. “We honor our past and those who built today’s Gwinnett through 200 years of opportunities and decisions. And as we approach the next 100 years, we still need a pioneering, can-do spirit to face our challenges together and develop new solutions,” Nash concluded. Video of the speech will air frequently on the County’s government access cable channel on Charter, Comcast and AT&T U-verse beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight and will be available to view on demand at www.gwinnettcounty.com. A text version of the speech and a handout highlighting the county government’s previous year accomplishments can also be found on the County’s website. More...
  6. GWINNETT ELECTIONS OFFICE SENDS NEW PRECINCT NOTICES Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:59:32 EST
    (Lawrenceville, Ga., Feb. 8, 2018) – Gwinnett County voters who have a change in their name, address or polling place will receive a new kind of precinct notification from the Gwinnett Voter Registrations and Elections Office. The new precinct notifications were first mailed out Jan. 30 to about 1,600 registered voters in the Suwanee area whose old polling place opted not to be a voting location any more. The new notice, a tri-fold pamphlet, will replace the postcard typically sent by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. The pamphlet, printed in English and in Spanish, will include the voter’s polling location and all political districts for the residential address. Voters should keep these notifications for their records; however, they are not required in order to vote   If the voters’ name or address as shown on the notification is incorrect, they need to provide the correct address and send it in the return envelope provided. Voters can visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.doto find their poll location, as well as to view their registration and absentee ballot request status, find early voting locations, and view sample ballots for upcoming elections.   More...