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Suwanee proposes same millage rate as property values, taxes go up

The city of Suwanee has proposed a millage rate of 4.93 mills, the same rate used by the city the last two years. It’s higher rate than the calculated rollback rate of 4.70 mills, but expected to generate the same total revenue as the previous year.

Dacula adopts natural gas franchise agreement with Buford

Dacula leaders voted unanimously Thursday to adopt a new natural gas franchise agreement with the city of Buford.

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Manager discusses animal shelter transformation

Chip Moore briefed commissioners Aug. 5 on how changes at the facility have reduced the number of animals euthanized.

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Officials break ground on fire academy expansion | VIDEO

The $9.7 million project is funded through the 2009 SPLOST.

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Commissioners approve $408K in pool renovations

The renovations, at Bethesda Park Pool, will be funded through the 2009 SPLOST.

Dog camp gets approval in Lawrenceville

Dog camp gets approval in Lawrenceville

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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