Local Government


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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.

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Gwinnett is 'important' county for Senate candidates Perdue and Kingston

Republican candidates are making last-minute stops in Gwinnett ahead of the July 22 run-off election.

Nash: Commissioners not decided on tax rate

The commission plans to vote on the rate Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Winder property rezoned for apartments

The 15,000-square-foot property located at 197 Georgia Ave. was rezoned from two-family residential to multi-family residential. Owner Andrew Flanigan plans to build an apartment building on the site.

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City judge gets lifetime achievement award

The Gwinnett County seat’s longtime chief municipal court judge has been tapped for the Frost Ward Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Municipal Court Judges of Georgia.

County receiving little input on potential tax hike

Few residents are taking advantage of their chance to give the Gwinnett County Commission input on potentially higher tax bills in 2014.

New Dacula City Council member Donna Peairs sworn in

Donna Peairs, Dacula’s newest council member, was sworn in to office during Thursday’s City Council meeting. Peairs takes the council seat previously occupied by Gregory Reeves, who resigned his post after being charged with misuse of city funds.

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Snellville cop cab designed to curb drunk driving

The city of Snellville is promoting a “cop cab” vehicle to raise public awareness of the costs and hardships caused by drunk driving, and safe and low cost alternative.

Bridges to be repaired on Gwinnett roads

Gwinnett commissioners approved a contract this week to allow repair work on five local bridges.

Homes in Gwinnett parks to help veterans in need

Gwinnett commissioners agree to a partnership with The IMPACT! Group to provide transitional housing for veterans in houses located in county parks.

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Ga. Supreme Court upholds ruling in license plate reader case

At issue was whether a license plate reader can produce probable cause for a traffic stop, in this case involing a Norcross Police officer. Known as LPRs, the systems are cameras mounted on squad cars that capture images of passing license plates, instantly checking them against statewide databases of outstanding arrest warrants.

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18 killed by Gwinnett County police officers in last five years

Investigations have deemed all fatal uses of force justified

An in-depth look at fatal officer-involved shootings by the Gwinnett County Police Department.

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Input sought on possible tax ‘increase’ in Gwinnett

Commissioners will consider allowing the millage rate to remain the same in 2014, which could increase tax bills for thousands of Gwinnettians whose property values have increased.

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Snellville council fights over city clerk role, salary but approves settlement | VIDEO

Snellville officials approved the settlement of a trial between the mayor and council, allowing Mayor Kelly Kautz to appoint Phyllis Moreland-Richardson as city clerk, while fighting over the job description and salary.