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Former Gwinnett Commissioner Shirley Lasseter released from federal prison to halfway house

Lasseter, sentenced in 2012 to 33 months in prison, was released from a facility in Florida this week and is believed to have relocated to a halfway house near Atlanta.

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Commissioners seek public’s input on budget

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners has called a meeting for Monday, Dec. 8.

BOC again tables traffic camera vote

A contract for management of the cameras around Gwinnett was on the board’s agenda Tuesday, but commissioners couldn’t reach an agreement.

Gwinnett 911 call center costs surpassing revenues

Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash told Gwinnett legislators on Monday that the county’s using funding reserves, and subsidies would be required in the future because of changes in technology and behavior. In an annual pre-General Assembly meeting with local lawmakers at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, Nash said Gwinnett, Cobb and Columbia counties have been an exception to other areas of the state who are ahead in dealing with this issue.

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J. Alvin Wilbanks tells Gwinnett legislators to embrace Common Core

Wilbanks made his annual remarks in a pre-General Assembly meeting with the lawmakers at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. In a presentation, he said he was in favor of Common Core standards in Georgia.

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Methodists accept offer to sell Simpsonwood to Gwinnett County, Peachtree Corners

The group has entered into contracts with Gwinnett County and the City of Peachtree Corners for a total of $16 million for the sale of the 227-acre property.

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Was Gwinnett County home to America's earliest European colony?

An architect and historian believes that Little Mulberry Park is home to ruins of Melilot, a long-forgotten colony where European settlers coexisted peacefully with Native Americans.

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.

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