Sunday, March 25, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Gwinnett keeps on growing
168,656 new people made Gwinnett their home between 2000 and 2006 according to Census data, making the county ninth on the nationwide list of those with the highest numerical growth.
For local residents, Gwinnett's additional population is a blessing and a curse. It means more diversity in schools and more taxes to be collected, but also translates into longer traffic jams and closer houses, many said.
Barrow County also added 17,558 new residents to become the 22nd-fastest growing county in the nation, according to Census data.
Cities and counties would have to share the wealth from their red-light cameras with the state under legislation passed by the House. ... A concentrated effort to stop graffiti has been a success, officials said, with tags becoming less visible and residents more willing to report problems. ... The Braves and Duluth grad Brian McCann agreed Thursday morning to a six-year extension worth a guaranteed $27.8 million.
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