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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.

Gwinnett fire program named best of the year by state

The Residential F.A.C.T. Home Safety Survey and Smoke Alarm Program aims to enhance the department’s fire risk reduction efforts in the community.

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Snellville council approves Lynnwood development

The developer has agreed to take apartments out of its plans near Eastside Medical Center, leading to a quick and seemingly non-controversial decision from the council.

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Gwinnett Parks and Recreation named top park agency in Georgia

County honored during Georgia Recreation and Park Association annual conference.

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Rosanna Szabo re-elected as Gwinnett's solicitor-general

Rosanna Szabo has been Gwinnett’s solicitor-general since 2006, and Tuesday’s election made sure she’ll be back in office Jan. 1.

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