Local Government


Free prescription discount program now available for county residents

The program provides discounts on prescription medications and other health services.

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County finance department receives two awards

The department was honored by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

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Gwinnett County makes offer for Simpsonwood

The purchase and sale agreement was approved by commissioners Tuesday night.

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County honors returning service members

Two county employees who recently returned from active duty were recognized during the Nov. 18 Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Commissioners approve contract for wellness center operation

The facility will be located in the Gwinnett County Government Annex Building.

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Commissioners approve park projects, bikeway work

Among contracts approved Tuesday was the $10.8 million Level Creek Park project.

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Proposed budget includes pay increase for county employees

Workforce retention has been an issue for several departments, particularly police and fire.

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Ga. lawmakers press forward on medical marijuana

While an effort to bring a form of medical marijuana to Georgia garnered bipartisan support during the most recent legislative session, hurdles remain as lawmakers prepare to make another attempt at passing the legislation next year.

Gwinnett fire program named best of the year by state

The Residential F.A.C.T. Home Safety Survey and Smoke Alarm Program aims to enhance the department’s fire risk reduction efforts in the community.

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Snellville council approves Lynnwood development

The developer has agreed to take apartments out of its plans near Eastside Medical Center, leading to a quick and seemingly non-controversial decision from the council.

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Gwinnett Parks and Recreation named top park agency in Georgia

County honored during Georgia Recreation and Park Association annual conference.

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Rosanna Szabo re-elected as Gwinnett's solicitor-general

Rosanna Szabo has been Gwinnett’s solicitor-general since 2006, and Tuesday’s election made sure she’ll be back in office Jan. 1.

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Deal holds off Carter to win re-election as Georgia governor

The incumbent was part of a Republican takeover of the state’s constitutional offices in 2010. But Deal’s relentlessly optimistic take on the state’s economy proved effective, and Carter didn’t make the impact he needed by focusing on the state’s high unemployment rate and cuts to education.

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David Perdue beats Michelle Nunn to win U.S. Senate seat

Perdue won 55 percent of the vote to 43 percent for Nunn with 93 percent of precincts reporting.

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STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP: District 105 rematch ends with familiar result

Renita Hamilton lost in her second attempt to claim the District 105 State House seat.