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Public Hearings/Notices

NOTICE OF ELECTION

TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA IN WHICH THE GWINNETT SCHOOL DISTRICT IS LOCATED:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 5th day of February, 2008, an election will be held at the regular polling places in all the election districts of Gwinnett County, Georgia, in which the Gwinnett County School District is located at which time there will be submitted to the qualified voters of Gwinnett County in which the Gwinnett County School District is located for their determination the question of whether general obligation debt of the Gwinnett School District in the principal amount of not to exceed $750,000,000 (the "Gwinnett Bonds") should be issued, the proceeds of which are to be used and applied for projects for educational purposes of the Gwinnett County School District (the "Gwinnett School District") and for the payment of interest on such Gwinnett Bonds for a period of not more than 18 months from the date of issuance thereof and costs of issuance of such Gwinnett Bonds as described below.

The projects of the Gwinnett County School District to be funded in whole or in part by the proceeds of the Gwinnett Bonds in accordance with the established priorities in its five-year building and technology program are as follows (collectively, the "Gwinnett Projects"):

(a) acquiring new sites for the construction of new schools, support facilities and athletic facilities and the expansion of existing schools and support facilities;

(b) developing sites for constructing and equipping new schools, support facilities and athletic facilities specifically including, but not limited to, the following:

(i) Central Cluster Elementary School,

(ii) Peachtree Ridge Cluster Elementary School #1,

(iii) Berkmar/Meadowcreek Area Elementary School,

(iv) North Cluster Elementary School,

(v) South Cluster Middle School,

(vi) Shiloh Cluster Elementary School,

(vii) Math/Science High School,

(viii) Central Cluster Middle School #1;

(c) making additions to and/or renovating, equipping modernizing and upgrading excisting schools, support facilities and athletic facilities specifically including, but not limited to, the following:

(i) Radloff Middle School,

(ii) Shiloh High School,

(iii) Shiloh Middle School,

(iv) Meadowcreek High School,

(v) Sugar Hill Elementary School,

(vi) Alcova Elementary School,

(vii) Central Gwinnett High School,

(viii) Parsons Elementary School,

(ix) Chesney Elementary School,

(x) South Gwinnett High School

(x) District-Wide Support Facilities; and

(d) modernizing technology and making system-wide technology improvements.

The Gwinnett Bonds, if so authorized, may be issued by the Gwinnett County School District from time to time in whole or in part and in one or more series. The Gwinnett Bonds shall be dated their date of issuance, or, at the option of the Board of Education of the Gwinnett County School District (the "Gwinnett Board"), on the first day of any month thereafter prior to the date of issuance of the Gwinnett Bonds, shall bear interest from such date, payable semiannually on the first days of February and August in each year, commencing August 1, 2008, or the first February 1 or August 1 following the date of issuance of each such series of the Gwinnett Bonds, at an interest rate or rates not to exceed 5.50% per annum (the exact interest rates to be determined by supplemental resolution of the Gwinnett Board prior to the issuance of the Gwinnett Bonds), until paid, and shall mature (serially or, at the option of the Gwinnett Board, by mandatory sinking fund redemption) on the first day of February in the years and amounts, as follows:

Date ; Maximum Principal Payable in Such Year

2009; $0

2010; 0

2011; 0

2012; 0

2013; 0

2014; 2,500,000

2015; 5,500,000

2016; 12,500,000

2017; 17,500,000

2018; 19,800,000

2019; 23,500,000

2020; 25,590,000

2021; 26,905,000

2022; 28,280,000

2023; 29,735,000

2024; 31,255,000

2025; 32,860,000

2026; 34,545,000

2027; 36,315,000

2028; 38,180,000

2029; 40,135,000

2030; 42,195,000

2031; 44,360,000

2032; 46,635,000

2033; 49,025,000

2034; 51,540,000

2035; 54,185,000

2036; 56,960,000

Total $750,000,000

The maximum annual debt service on the Gwinnett Bonds in any year shall not exceed $61,644,775.

Any brochures, listings or other advertisements issued by the Gwinnett Board or by any other person, firm, corporation or association with the knowledge and consent of the Gwinnett Board, shall be deemed to be a statement of intention of the Gwinnett Board concerning the use of the proceeds of the Gwinnett Bonds. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that the Gwinnett School District will not conduct any performance audit or performance review with respect to the Gwinnett Bonds as such terms are described in O.C.G.A. Section 36-82-100.

Voters desiring to vote for the issuance of the Gwinnett Bonds shall do so by voting "YES" and voters desiring to vote against the issuance of the Gwinnett Bonds shall do so by voting "NO" as to the question propounded below. The ballots to be used at such election shall have written or printed thereon substantially the following:

YES; NO

Shall general obligation debt of the Gwinnett County School District in the principal amount of not to exceed $750,000,000 be issued for the purpose of funding (i) all or a portion of the following projects for Gwinnett County School District (A) acquiring new sites for the construction of new schools, support facilities and athletic facilities and the expansion of existing schools and support facilities; (B) developing sites and constructing and equipping new schools, support facilities and athletic facilities; (C) making additions to, renovating, upgrading and equipping existing schools, support facilities and athletic facilities; and (D) modernizing technology and making system-wide technology improvements (collectively, the "Gwinnett Projects"); (ii) all or a portion of the interest on such general obligation debt for a period of not more that 18 months from the date of issuance of such general obligation debt; and (iii) paying costs of issuance of such general obligation debt?

The several places for holding such election shall be at the regular and established voting precincts of the election districts of Gwinnett County, Georgia, in which the Gwinnett County School District is located and the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the date fixed for the election.

The last day to register to vote in this election shall be January 7, 2008, through midnight.

All residents of Gwinnett County in which the Gwinnett County School District is located which are qualified to vote at such election shall be determined in all respects in accordance with the election laws of the State of Georgia. This Notice is given pursuant to a Resolution of the Board of Education of Gwinnett County and a Resolution of the Gwinnett County Board of Registrations and Elections.

-s- Louise Radpoff

Chairman, Board of Education

-s-

Vice Chairman, Gwinnett County

Board of Registrations and Elections

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PUBLIC NOTICE

I, Keith Shewbert representing Norcross Village Partners DBA Northern Star Coffeehouse located at 45 S. Peachtree St., Norcross, GA 30071 have made application to the City of Norcross, Georgia for a Wine Specialty Shop License for the Sale of Wine. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of the General Government Administration Department, City of Norcross, Georgia, 65 Lawrenceville Street, Norcross, Georgia, no later than ten days from the date of this Notice.

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ABANDONED VEHICLES

The following vehicles have been impounded at Quick Drop Impounding (2481 Old Covington Hwy Conyers, GA) and will be deemed abandoned if not retrieved within three weeks from this ads date.

1995 Chevrolet Lumina

green

NO TAG

2G1WN52M5S9319209

3250 Sweetwater Rd.

Lawrenceville GA 30044

2000 Ford Taurus

white

NO TAG

1FAFP56S8YA128168

1400 Herrington Rd.

Lawrenceville GA 30044

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NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ALCOHOL LICENSE

An application for an alcohol license to serve Beer and Wine has been filed with the City of Lawrenceville, GA by the following applicant at the following location, to wit:

Applicant/Owner: BINDI SHAH

Business Name: VAAMAN LLC DBA EXXON FOOD MART

Location: 49 - B HURRICANE SHOALS RD. LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30045

The City of Lawrenceville will take public comments on such application until January 18th, 2008 at which time the License Clerk will Determine whether to issue the requested license.

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NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ALCOHOL LICENSE

An application for an alcohol license to serve Beer, Wine and Distilled Spirits has been filed with the City of Lawrenceville, GA by the following applicant at the following location, to wit:

Applicant/Owner: JUNG SON CHUNG

Business Name: EL CHAPARRAL RESTAURANT

Location: 134 S CLAYTON ST STE 9, LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30045

The City of Lawrenceville will take public comments on such application until January 18th, 2008 at which time the License Clerk will Determine whether to issue the requested license.

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NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ALCOHOL LICENSE

An application for an alcohol license to serve Beer and Wine has been filed with the City of Lawrenceville, GA by the following applicant at the following location, to wit:

Applicant/Owner: JAYSHRI BAROT

Business Name: OM SAIBABA DBA SHELL MART

Location: 850 SCENIC HWY LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30045

The City of Lawrenceville will take public comments on such application until January 18th, 2008 at which time the License Clerk will Determine whether to issue the requested license.

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EXHIBIT "A"

NOTICE OF

BOND ELECTION

TO THE

QUALIFIED VOTERS

OF THE CITY OF BUFORD:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on February 5, 2008, an election will be held at the regular and established polling places in all the election precincts of the City of Buford at which time there will be submitted to the qualified voters of the City of Buford for their determination the question of whether or not general obligation bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $10,000,000 shall be issued by the City of Buford for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, and equipping additional city facilities, including a multi-purpose facility to house and in furtherance of the following: (i) recreation and athletics, (ii) fine arts, (iii) education, (iv) community-wide and campus-wide events and programs, and (v) administrative offices, and other buildings and facilities useful in connection therewith, acquiring property, real and personal, necessary therefore, and paying expenses incident thereto. The bonds, if so authorized, shall be dated either the first day of the month during which the bonds are actually issued and delivered or the first day of the month immediately preceding the month during which the bonds are actually issued and delivered, shall be in the denomination of $5,000 each or integral multiples thereof, shall be numbered from R-1 upwards in accordance with their issuance as shown by the registration books kept with respect to such bonds, shall bear interest payable January 1, 2009, and payable annually thereafter on January 1 in each year, at an interest rate or rates not to exceed 5% per annum, until paid, subject to redemption at the option of the City prior to their respective maturities upon the terms and conditions to be determined by the Commission, and maturing on January 1 in the years and amounts, as follows:

Year; Amount

2014 $666,666.66

2015 666,666.66

2016 666,666.66

2017 666,666.66

2018 666,666.66

2019 666,666.66

2020 666,666.66

2021 666,666.66

2022 666,666.66

2023 666,666.66

2024 666,666.66

2025 666,666.66

2026 666,666.66

2027 666,666.66

2028 666,666.76

The bonds may be made subject to redemption at the option of the City of Buford prior to their respective maturities upon the terms and conditions to be determined by the City Commission of the City of Buford.

The ballots to be used at the election shall have written or printed thereon substantially the following:

___YES

___NO

"Shall General Obligation Bonds in the amount of $10,000,000 be issued by the City of Buford for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, and equipping additional city facilities, including a multi-purpose facility to house and in furtherance of the following: (i) recreation and athletics, (ii) fine arts, (iii) education, (iv) community-wide and campus-wide events and programs, and (v) administrative offices, and other buildings and facilities useful in connection therewith, acquiring property, real and personal, necessary therefore, and paying expenses incident thereto?"

The several places for holding said election shall be at the regular and established voting precincts of the election districts of the City of Buford, and the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the date fixed for the election. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 21-2-224(a) and (b)(1), since the election is held in conjunction with a presidential preference primary, the registration deadline for such election shall be the close of business on the fifth Monday or, if such Monday is a legal holiday, by the close of business on the following business day prior to the date of such election: to wit, January 7, 2008.

In accordance with O.C.G.A. Section 36-82-1(d), as amended, any brochures, listings, or other advertisements issued by the City or by any other person, firm, corporation or association with the knowledge and consent of City shall be deemed to be a statement of intention of said City concerning the use of the proceeds of the bonds and shall be binding on the City in the expenditure of any such bond proceeds or interest received from such bond proceeds which have been invested, unless the City uses such bond proceeds for the retirement of bonded indebtedness, in the manner provided for in O.C.G.A. Section 36-82-1(d).

Those residents of the City of Buford qualified to vote in the election shall be determined in all respects in accordance with the election laws of the State of Georgia.

This notice is given pursuant to a resolution and ordinance of the City Commission of the City of Buford, adopted on the 20th day of December, 2007.

CITY OF BUFORD

By: /S/

Chairman

/S/

Election Superintendent

of the City of Buford

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ENVIRONMENTAL

PROTECTION DIVISION

PUBLIC ADVISORY

WATER PROTECTION

BRANCH

January 17, 2008

Advisory Issue Date

February 17, 2008

Advisory Close Date

Gwinnett

City/County

BV-067-07-19

Control Number

Lake Weathersfield

Dam Repair

Activity

This advisory is issued to inform the public of a receipt of an Application for a variance submitted pursuant to a state environmental Law. The public is invited to comment during the 30 -day period on the proposed activity. Since the EPD has no authority to zone property or determine land use, only those comments addressing environmental issues related to air, water, and land protection will be considered in the application review process. Written comments should be submitted to: Program Manager, NonPoint Source Program, Erosion and Sedimentation Control, 4220 International Parkway, Suite 101, Atlanta, Georgia 30354 .

Type of Permit Application:

Variance to encroach within the 25-foot State waters buffer.

Applicable Law:

Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Act O.C.G.A. 12-7-1 et seq.

Applicable Rules:

Erosion and Sedimentation Control Chapter 391-3-7

Description and Location of Proposed Activity:

Applicant proposes to impact 172 linear feet of a tributary to the Lower Yellow River for dam repair and stabilization to an existing wet detention pond. Project is located at 1564 Weathersfield .

Name and Address of Permit Applicant:

Mr. Pete Wright

Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources

684 Winder Highway

Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045-5012

Telephone: 678-376-6948

Fax: 678-376-7082

Plans may be reviewed at the above address :

For additional Information Contact:

Peggy Chambers, Environmental Specialist

EPD, Watershed Protection Branch

NonPoint Source Program

4220 International Parkway, Suite 101

Atlanta, Georgia 30354

Telephone: 404-675-6240

Fax: 404-675-6245

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NOTICE OF

ABANDONED VEHICLE

The following motor vehicle, advertised pursuant to O.C.G.A. Code Section 40-11-2, is being stored at: Galeana Chrysler Jeep Kia, 1800 Greystone Blvd., Columbia, SC 29210 (803)779-7300

2003 Kia

VIN# KNADC125436281743

This vehicle is deemed abandoned and will be disposed of if not claimed by legal owner or lienholder BY FEB. 11, 2008.

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LEGAL NOTICE

Pursuant to the City of Buford Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance of 1995, please be advised that Sohail N. Sohani has applied for a license to sell beer and wine by the package at Buford Drive Shell located at 3933 Buford Drive, Buford, GA. The City of Buford shall take public comments on such application until January 24, 2008 , at which time the City Manager will determine whether to issue the requested license.

This 17th day of January 2008.

City of Buford, Ga

A Ga. Municipal Corp.

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LEGAL NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that this office received an application for a distilled spirits license from THE ORIENT GARDEN, 2880 LAWRENCEVILLE SUWANEE ROAD, SUWANEE GA 30024. Said establishment is owner by GROUP DOUBLE J INC . Please submit in writing any information affecting the issuance of a license at said establishment to this office by JANUARY 30, 2008.

Paul Eppinga

Licensing & Revenue

Manager

Gwinnett County

Department of

Financial Services

750 S. Perry Street

Suite 300

Lawrenceville, GA 30045

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NOTICE

Gwinnett Community Bank

2775 Buford Highway

Duluth, GA 30096

Is filing a notice with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to relocate a branch office from 3463 - A #117 Lawrenceville - Suwanee Road, Suwanee, GA 30024 to 3893 Lawrenceville - Suwanee Road, Suwanee, GA 30024

Any person wishing to comment on this application may file his or her comments in writing with the regional director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at the appropriate FDIC office Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 10 Tenth Street, NE, Suite 800 Atlanta, GA 30309-3906 not later than February 15, 2008. The nonconfidential portions of the application are on file at the appropriate FDIC office and are available for public inspection during regular business hours. Photocopies of the nonconfidential portion of the application file will be made available upon request.

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NOTICE OF INTENTION

TO INTRODUCE

LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2008 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to authorize the City of Lawrenceville to exercise all redevelopment and other powers under Article IX, Section II, Paragraph VII(b) of the Constitution, as amended, and Chapter 44 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., the "Redevelopment Powers Law," as amended; to provide for a referendum; to provide effective dates; to provide for automatic repeal under certain circumstances; and for other purposes.

This 15 day of January, 2008.

-s- John Heard

Representative John Heard

104th District

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT

To authorize the City of Lawrenceville to exercise all redevelopment and other powers under Article IX, Section II, Paragraph VII(b) of the Constitution, as amended, and Chapter 44 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., the "Redevelopment Powers Law," as amended; to provide for a referendum; to provide effective dates; to provide for automatic repeal under certain circumstances; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF GEORGIA

SECTION 1.

The City of Lawrenceville shall be and is authorized to exercise all redevelopment and other powers under Chapter 44 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., the "Redevelopment Powers Law," as amended. The intention of this Act is to authorize the City of Lawrenceville to undertake and carry out community redevelopment, to create tax allocation districts, to issue tax allocation bonds, and to incur other obligations within the meaning of and as fully permitted under the provisions of Article IX, Section II, Paragraph VII(b) of the Constitution of the State of Georgia of 1983, as amended, and to authorize the City of Lawrenceville to exercise redevelopment powers as fully as the "Redevelopment Powers Law" may now or hereafter permit and not to limit any redevelopment powers permitted under the "Redevelopment Powers Law."

SECTION 2.

Unless prohibited by the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended, the municipal election superintendent of the City of Lawrenceville shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of the City of Lawrenceville for approval or rejection. The municipal election superintendent shall conduct that election on any permissible referendum date not later than the November, 2008, state-wide general election and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The municipal election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Gwinnett County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:

"( ) YES

( ) NO

Shall the Act be approved which authorizes the City of Lawrenceville to exercise redevelopment powers under the 'Redevelopment Powers Law,' as it may be amended from time to time, for the purpose of improving economic and social conditions in depressed areas within the city?"

All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, then Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect immediately. If Section 1 of this Act is not so approved or if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by the City of Lawrenceville. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 3.

Except as otherwise provided in Section 2 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 4.

All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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GWINNETT COUNTY

BOARD REGISTRATIONS

AND ELECTIONS

PUBLIC NOTICE

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Gwinnett County Board of Registrations and Elections will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the offices of the Gwinnett County Voter Registration and Elections Conference Room, located at 455 Grayson Highway, Suite 200, Lawrenceville, Georgia.

-s-

Lynn Ledford

Election Supervisor

Voter 0208

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