Bridge opening

set for today

BARROW COUNTY - The bridge on Ga. Highway 11 over Marburg Creek is scheduled to open today, more than two weeks ahead of schedule.

The bridge should be open by mid-afternoon. It was scheduled to be ready on Nov. 6.

The overall projected completion date is Dec. 31, and the construction cost is more than $1.08 million.

If wet weather stops bridge work, crews will open the bridge Friday

Tag office opens

SNELLVILLE - The new Snellville tag office at 2845 Lenora Church Road opened Monday.

The new facility replaces the old tag office on Oak Road. The Tax Commissioner, along with other county, state and local officials, will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 21.

The new Snellville facility is Gwinnett County's first stand-alone tag office. The new location has additional customer parking and offers drive-through services for tag renewals. Along with using multiple tag office locations throughout the county, customers can renew their tags over the Internet at or by telephone at 770-822-8818.

Toys for Tots

volunteers needed

LAWRENCEVILLE - Toys for Tots needs immediate assistance from volunteers to help them with their toy donations.

After receiving a very large shipment of toys from Toys R Us, Toys for Tots is in need of volunteers to help sort through the donation at their warehouse in Lawrenceville. Volunteers are needed for today, Friday and from Monday to 27.

Or they can complete and submit a volunteer application to sign up for a specific shift at

E-mail Kelley Hardison at with questions or to volunteer.

Locals win lottery

ATLANTA - In seven consecutive Fantasy 5 drawings, a total of 10 players won the game's top prize.

Two were from Gwinnett.

On Oct. 9, one player won $61,535 from a ticket purchased in Norcross. Another won $44,941 from a ticket purchased in Snellville.

Duluth to irrigate with reuse water

DULUTH - Gwinnett County will provide irrigation water for Duluth's 45-acre Bunten Road Park on the northeast side of the city.

The county will provide highly treated, nonpotable reuse water from the state-of-the-art F. Wayne Hill Water Reclamation Plant. It will be used to water landscaped areas and athletic fields at the popular park.

Reuse water has been used for similar purposes at the county's Pinckneyville Park since 2004 and at two golf courses in Suwanee. Other metro area counties, including Cobb, Fulton and Paulding, also use reuse water for irrigation.

In 2006, Gwinnett County has already reduced its demand on Lake Lanier supplies by 135 million gallons through its reuse program.

An existing eight-inch iron pipeline along Old Peachtree Road and Bunten Road will deliver the reuse water to the park. For the first five years, the city will pay 75 cents per thousand gallons used. During the second five years, the charge will adjust annually under terms of the contract. After 10 years, the city will pay the standard, nonpotable reuse water rate in effect at that time.

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.