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Unsealed testimony offers insight into bribery case against Kevin Kenerly, David Jenkins

For the 10 months following Dec. 3, 2009, a special grand jury met every other Friday to investigate land acquisitions by the Gwinnett County governtment. The testimony they heard is no longer shrouded in secrecy.

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Land acquisition, ethics policies changed following special grand jury investigating land deals

Charlotte Nash: “From my perspective we’re on trial every day.”

Loganville’s School Resource Officers gain national recognition

Loganville’s School Resource Officers gain national recognition

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Local attorney appointed as Gwinnett state court judge

Shawn Fitzpatrick Bratton will fill the position vacated by Randy Rich’s May appointment to Gwinnett County Superior Court.

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County leaders discuss economic strategy

The Aug. 12 workshop focused on economic development priorities, resources and areas for development and reinvestment.

Snellville council approves rezoning, variances next to Grace Baptist Church

Following the third and final public hearing concerning the requested rezoning and variances for the 0.644 acre site in the 1900 block of Scenic Highway, council members voted to grant the requests despite vigorous opposition from members of Grace Baptist Church

Lilburn to allow leashed pets on lawns in city park

For the first time in its history, Lilburn is allowing leashed pets on the lawns throughout the city park, and not just on its walking trails

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.

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