State Senator P.K. Martin is one of 23 state legislators named by GOPAC as a member of the group's class of 2015 emerging leaders. The Emerging Leaders program is designed to develop state legislators into becoming legislative leaders with a positive impact on the GOP. More...
This past Saturday night downtown Duluth , GA was awash with a plethora of activity. Some folks were out for dinner, some were partaking in cocktails, some were part of a massive private party taking place on the green and then there were the others. More...
A Gwinnett County, Georgia man faces aggravated animal cruelty charges after authorities determined the man had starved and abused his Doberman pinscher, reports 11alive.com. On Monday, officers from the Gwinnett County Police Department arrested Gary Cornelius Scott, 53, and booked him into the Gwinnett County Jail. More...
He was caught on camera sneaking some chips while robbing a Gwinnett County store last month and now police say he is behind bars. The Gwinnett County Police Department say 36-year-old Rondley Lemar Hamilton was arrested and charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault among other charges stemming from a robbery at the Metro PCS Store located at 4650 Jimmy Carter Boulevard on March 30th. More...
He is suspected in several robberies, including one on March 30 at the cell phone store on Jimmy Carter Bouelvard. The chips-eating suspect who allegedly held up a Jimmy Carter Boulevard cell phone store at gun point last month has been charged, Gwinnett Police said Monday. More...
The accident involved an SUV and a scooter , WXIA-TV reported. The TV station said a 50-year-old man driving the scooter was killed near the intersection of Grayson Highway and Gwinnett Drive in Lawrenceville. More...
A man riding a motor scooter was struck and killed on Grayson Highway near Gwinnett Drive in Lawrenceville, Sunday night. He said he yelled to the driver of the Jeep who hit the rider to stop, but after briefly hesitating, the driver kept on going. More...
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners wants to hear from you! Join them this spring for four town hall meetings that will be held in locations around the county. Beginning at 6:15pm, representatives from County departments will hold an open house to answer your questions and talk about the different services they provide. At 7:00pm, the commissioners invite you to share your thoughts and ideas about County government services. Thefinal meeting will be held Tuesday, May 12 at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, Duluth.Please make plans to attend this town hall meeting. More...
The Georgia General
Assembly recently established a "Water Professionals Appreciation
Day" in early May to promote awareness of the importance of water
resources to the health of our communities and the environment. This is also a
day to bring attention to the thousands of dedicated professionals who work
every day to keep our water flowing, our wastewater treated, and our streams
clean. Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources professionals are
committed to operating and maintaining the County’s water and waste water
treatment facilities, along with thousands of miles of water, sanitary sewer,
and stormwater conduits to ensure that our water resources are properly managed
Gwinnett County will
celebrate water and water professionals with several weekend events surrounding
the May 5 Water Professionals Appreciation Day observance. For more information
about these events, please visit the Department
of Water Resources webpage.
NOTE: The Great Gwinnett Wetlands cleanup event has been re-scheduled from April 25 to May 2 due to inclement weather. Click here for more information about this event. More...
The Georgia Department of Transportation will close Walther Boulevard access to SR 316 beginning Friday, April 17, 2015, so construction can begin on a new bridge. Once complete, the new Walther Boulevard bridge will span SR 316. The $4.4 million project includes three lanes, a continuous center turning lane with bike lanes, and sidewalks. The project completion date is April 13, 2016. Click here to read the Georgia Department of Transportation press release about the project. More...
Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup is the nation's largest annual community improvement program. For three months during the spring, more than 4 million volunteers and concerned citizens across the nation work together to beautify neighborhoods, reduce waste, initiate recycling programs, and plant trees.
The Great American Cleanup Gwinnett Challenge is hosted locally by Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful. It is open to businesses, local governments, school and church groups, civic groups, athletic teams, and individuals. Visit Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful's website to learn more about taking the pledge to be an environmental steward. More...
The first annual Gwinnett Multicultural Festival will take place Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Gwinnett Place Mall, located at 2100 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth, near the Satellite Boulevard and Tandy Key Lane entrance. The event offers families the opportunity to see the services provided by the Gwinnett County Police Department and interact with officers.In addition to meeting officers from various units such as Animal Welfare and Enforcement, CSI, the DUI Task Force, and K9, families can receive free car seat checks and enjoy kids' activities, police vehicles and fire truck displays, K-9 demonstrations, cultural performances, a rock wall, inflatables, and food vendors. For more information, call the Gwinnett County Crime Prevention Unit at 770.513.5119. More...
Ever wonder where your water comes from? Find out on Saturday, May 9 at Shoal Creek Filter Plant as Water Resources celebrates National Drinking Water Week. The celebration takes place from 10:00am to 2:00pm and includes a tour of the filter plant, kids’ activities, and free refreshments. County departments will set up informational displays and representatives will be on hand to answer any questions. The Shoal Creek Filter Plant is located at 1755 Buford Dam Road in Buford. If you have any questions about this event, please call 678.376.4200. More...
WHAT: Celebrate mom with a luncheon in the lovely Superior Court Ballroom. Guests will arrive to the sounds of string music filling the air. The ballroom will be cheerfully set with white linens, colorful accessories and fresh spring flowers. There will be a fashion show presented by Belks Department store. Moms will receive a special gift and children can create a craft that mom will treasure for many years. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture family memories. The event includes a musical performance by Buford High School chorus, while guests enjoy a full lunch buffet, dessert and coffee station. Registration is required as spaces are limited, must pre-register by May 3. WHEN: Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHO: $19 for adults and $16 for children 12 and under.
WHERE: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse185 Crogan StreetLawrenceville, GA 30046770-822-5450 More...
(Buford, Ga., April 21, 2015) – Join your friends and neighbors for the Environmental and Heritage Center’s (EHC) annual Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 26, 2015, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Earth Day holiday, which celebrates and promotes care for this great planet. The EHC believes the wonders of the Earth should be celebrated every day but is getting in on the fun of Earth Day as well.
Visitors to the EHC’s Earth Day Festival will enjoy a wide range of activities including games, guided nature hikes, crafts from recycled items, solar t-shirt screening, movies, face painting and much more. Local environmental groups will be on campus to share their knowledge of environmental issues and how they help our community stay green.
In addition, special programming will allow guests to discover the beauty and amazing characteristics of the natural world. Visitors will enjoy an Earth Day trivia game, fun and exploration in the Centuries of Childhood interactive exhibit and viewing the original 1972 version of Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” as well as other planetarium shows in the Discovery Dome.
Program fees for the event are $5 for ages 13 and older, $3 for ages three to 12 and free for children two and younger and EHC members. For more information, visit www.gwinnettEHC.org. More...
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: April 23 and May 12. Residents may attend either or both
of the remaining scheduled meetings. For more information, including locations,
WHEN:The next town hall meeting will take place on Thursday, April 23. The open
house will begin at 6:15 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.
WHERE:Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center
Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake, Ga., 30096
County Board of Commissioners, County staff and Gwinnett residents. More...
Ga., April 14, 2015) – The Gwinnett County
Board of Commissioners on Tuesday adopted two charters – one to formally
authorize the Office of Internal Audit and another to create an internal audit
committee. The adoption will enhance the County’s current internal audit
functions and follow best practices recommended by the Government Finance
Office of Internal Audit will provide independent, objective assurance and
advisory services designed to add value and improve Gwinnett County’s
office will report directly to the Board of Commissioners and audit committee
and administratively to the county administrator.
County has a long history of recognizing the importance of the internal
function, hiring its first internal auditor over 35 years ago,” Board Chairman
Charlotte Nash said. “The measures we have taken today support our commitment
to be transparent and accountable for the use of public funds.”
audit committee will serve as an advisor to the Board of Commissioners and
oversee the County’s internal and external audit functions. Seven members will
serve on the committee, including two members of the Board of Commissioners,
county administrator, a representative of the constitutional offices/separately
elected officials, an internal auditor or CPA, a local government practitioner
outside of Gwinnett County Government, and the County’s chief financial
officer/finance director. More...
(Lawrenceville, Ga., April 13, 2015) – Current and potential vendors
are invited to attend the ninth annual Supplier
Symposium on Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the
Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. This free event is hosted by the
Gwinnett County Purchasing Division. Gwinnett County buyers, contracting
officers and department representatives will be available, along with
representatives from the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce.
The 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.
Director Bryant Davis said, “Vendors will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face
with County staff to become more knowledgeable about doing business with county
government. Attendees will network with buyers,
department representatives and other metro Atlanta agencies. Suppliers are our best resource for keeping abreast
of current products, services, updates, and new information. We believe a
competitive environment helps both buyers and sellers.”
can register online for this event at www.gwinnettcounty.com. Current open projects and business
opportunities are also available on the
County’s website along with a how-to manual
for doing business with Gwinnett County. More...
(Buford, Ga., April 9, 2015) – As Spring makes its appearance, thoughts often turn to spending time outside amid beautiful gardens and natural settings. At the Environmental and Heritage Center (EHC), those same thoughts are budding as it embarks on a new community outdoor art initiative. Funded by the private, non-profit Environmental and Heritage Center Foundation, this venture will consist of a multi-year project to place sculptures and reflective garden spaces throughout the EHC’s 700 acre campus.
On April 6th, 2015, a proposed rendering was presented by members of the EHC Foundation Board for an inaugural sculpture which will be placed at the entrance of the EHC near its nationally recognized turtle pond. This gifted sculpture will picture three children observing a turtle and discovering the wonders of nature set alongside a depiction of one of the EHC’s founding supporters and former Gwinnett County Commission Chairman, Wayne Hill.
“Wayne Hill has served our community his entire life,” said Marsha Anderson-Bomar, a member of the EHC Foundation Board. “In choosing a figure that was representative of the subject matter of this sculpture, it was fitting to select Wayne Hill as it was largely his vision and commitment that brought the EHC, which inspires more than 111,000 people annually, into being.”
Cammie Fulmer, curator of collections and exhibit programming, said “We are so excited about this new outdoor sculpture venture. We see this project as an extension of our museum’s curation goals, allowing us to expand the reach of our mission through creating multiple, thought-provoking spaces that will connect people to both our local environment and culture.”
The beginning of this project will also signify the inaugural use of the turtle figure in a public art and cultural tourism experience. Envisioned to be a fund raising initiative supported by local businesses, corporate giving and private donations, the turtle character will be featured in several locations throughout the region and will provide an opportunity for community engagement.
“Recognized by various early American cultures as a symbol of Earth itself, the turtle character will serve as a symbol of our community and act as a reminder of our relationship to the environment,” said Anderson-Bomar. “This project truly is an addition to the EHC’s mission to inspire community involvement by encouraging natural curiosity and a sense of wonder about the world around us. We look forward to people seeking out these turtles while they discover what makes Gwinnett and Georgia great.”
This initial sculpture garden is expected to be completed within 18 months. Private donations are continuing to be secured by the EHC Foundation. For more information or to contribute to the project, please visit http://www.gwinnettehc.org/.