Local Government


Fitch reaffirms Gwinnett’s AAA credit rating

Fitch reaffirms Gwinnett County’s AAA credit rating with a stable outlook. The report said “careful budgeting and financial monitoring has contributed to a lengthy history of positive operating results.” The report also noted the county’s strong fund balance position and “prudent approach” to retirement funding.

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Back-to-school sales tax weekend begins

Average family to spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics

Computers, clothes and school supplies purchased on Friday and Saturday will be sold without a sales tax as the holiday applies to the four percent state sales tax and any local sales taxes. The holiday runs from 12:01 a.m. on Friday through midnight on Saturday.

Judge throws out Chamber open records lawsuit

A Gwinnett judge has ruled in favor of the defendants in an open records lawsuit involving a Suwanee woman and the Gwinnett Chamber, Gwinnett County and Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Duluth City Council discusses Scott Hudgens Park access

The Duluth City Council had multiple topics to discuss during Monday’s work session but spent a lot of time discussing access issues at Scott Hudgens Park.

Property tax bills in the mail

Payment is due by Oct. 1.

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As it celebrates 75 years, Sugar Hill looks forward | PHOTOS

The city of Sugar Hill was chartered in 1939. Seventy-five years later, it’s hoping to revive a long-dormant downtown.

Chamber launching business-centric radio show

Show will debut Friday on Business RadioX, are the fourth Friday of each month.

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Three years later, HomeSafe Georgia continues to help | VIDEO

HomeSafe Georgia, a temporary mortgage assistance program, saw 478 people statewide apply in June, the highest single month this year and the highest since at least October 2013. There were 56 homeowners from Gwinnett who applied in June, the highest number for any single month in 2014 from Gwinnett County.

Commissioners approve $147K for environmental services

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful will provide services officials describe as providing a “substantial benefit” to Gwinnett citizens.

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County leaders discuss redevelopment, plans for future

Officials held a workshop on July 22 to discuss ways to strategically move forward with the goals outlined in the 2030 Unified Plan.

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State asks for dismissal of gay marriage suit led by Snellville couple

Gwinnett attorneys also request court clerk be dropped as defendant

Motion filed by Attorney General Sam Olens says U.S. District Court lacks jurisdiction.

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Mayor: Developing city center top priority for Peachtree Corners

Monday was a busy day for Peachtree Corners mayor Mike Mason. On three separate occasions, Mason delivered his second state of the city address.

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Gwinnett a key battleground in Kingston-Perdue Senate runoff

Jack Kingston and David Perdue are pursuing the Republican party’s spot in November’s election.

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Several county programs receive national honors

Gwinnett Police, Fire and Emergency Services among departments recognized.

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Nash: Leaving tax rate unchanged 'prudent'

The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to leave the county millage rate the same as last year. However, because of a higher appraisal value for residential properties this year, many Gwinnett residents will see an increase in the amount of taxes they pay.