Local Government


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Chattahoochee cleanup event sets record

Volunteers collected 7.3 tons of trash during an April 12 Sweep the Hooch event, sponsored by the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and other organizations.

School superintendent candidates discuss testing, standards at GOP forum

Candidates in the crowded Georgia school superintendent race spoke Thursday at a Gwinnett GOP forum.

New flashing yellow signal coming to Hoschton

The Georgia Department of Transportation is using a new signal type to help improve safety and traffic in areas with frequent left-turns.

Commissioners set Gwinnett SPLOST list

Officials followed citizen recommendations for transportation and parks spending, also setting allocations for library, senior center and public safety projects.

Teachers get voice in state health plan process

Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order requiring a teacher representative in the State Health Benefit Plan process.

Open house to be held on proposed Lilburn-Norcross trail

The Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District will host an open house on a proposed trail along Indian Trail Road from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Residents can register to vote online

Those who wish to vote in the May 20 General Primary/Nonpartisan Election can register using the Georgia Secretary of State’s new online voter registration feature. The deadline to register is April 21.

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Mall owner, others discuss Gwinnett Place's future

Gwinnett business and civic leaders met Friday to discuss the future of Gwinnett Place, including hearing from the new owner of the mall.

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New developments in three city of Snellville 'follies'

An attorney representing a woman who was sworn into office in January filed a notice that he could sue the city of Snellville for $1 million.

Gwinnett property values on the rise five years after crash

Gwinnett tax assessments have been mailed, with about 75 percent of neighborhoods seeing a rise in property values and the first projected rise in the overall tax digest in five years.

Dacula sets new credit card policy

Council adopts new policy for dealing with credit cards.

Lingerie business owner pleads guilty to bribery attempts

Jae Jun Bae, 35, pleaded guilty to attempting to bribe city of Doraville officials to receive favorable zoning for his lingerie business.

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Gwinnett’s Lillian Webb talks about political life at Chamber event

Gwinnett’s Lillian Webb talks about political life at Chamber event

Lillian Webb, who was the first woman mayor of Norcross and county commission chairwoman for Gwinnett, was named the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year, earlier this year.

Donations to help provide meals, transportation to Gwinnett seniors

Gwinnett officials accepted a total of $104,000 in private donations to supplement services for seniors.

Committee formed to study child welfare in wake of Gwinnett case

Two Gwinnett legislators were named to the Child Welfare Reform Council by Gov. Nathan Deal.