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Gwinnett leads state in growth, according to Census stats

The U.S. Census Bureau says Gwinnett’s population grew by more than 18,000 people between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013, making it the top gainer in the state.

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Groundbreaking for stadium area project set for G-Braves opening day

Officials said an April 11 groundbreaking will be held — just prior to the home opener — for the mixed-use project planned around the Gwinnett Braves stadium.

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Lilburn CID works to improve U.S. 29

The Lilburn Community Improvement District is seeking help from professionals for a study of U.S. Highway 29.

Commissioners reject commercial spots in Mountain Park, Hamilton Mill

Proposals to allow commercial development in residential areas were denied Tuesday by Gwinnett commissioners, after public outcry.

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Winder panels to be repaired, sidewalks poured

Officials say the finishing touches are underway for the Broad Street rehab project in Winder, which is due to be complete this summer.

Last flurry at Legislature ends without marijuana bill passage

Legislators approved a gun bill and a constitutional amendment that could cap the state income tax, but marijuana and autism provisions don’t pass in final day of legislative session.

Suwanee celebrates top financial rating from Standard & Poor's

A recent upgrade to a AAA rating, brings Suwanee up to join only three other Georgia cities with the top rating available.

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Appeals court sides with Snellville council on city attorney issue

The Georgia Court of Appeals released a 4-3 decision Wednesday confirming previous judgment denying Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz the power to fire the city attorney.

Duluth's NCR named top technology innovator by TAG

Gwinnett-based company NCR Corporation was named to the Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies in the state by the Technology Association of Georgia.

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Renovations recommended for Gwinnett parks portion of 2014 SPLOST

The Gwinnett Recreation Authority recommended a plan to commissioners for the $24 million budgeted for parks in the 2014 Special Purpose Location Option Sales Tax.

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Judge awards attorney's fees to Sen. Don Balfour

Three months after he was acquitted on charges related to incorrect per diem statements, Sen. Don Balfour will be reimbursed for the fees he paid attorneys defending his case.

Ga. 20 widening work to continue north in Forsyth

The Georgia DOT approved a project to widen 2.75 miles of Ga. 20 from Samples Road to James Burgess Road, making a total of 7.5 miles that will be under construction from Sugar Hill to Cumming.

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Snellville signs project to help brand city

A project to design signs to brand the city of Snellville will likely include a replacement or upgrade to the “Where Everybody is Somebody” monument along U.S. 78.

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Gwinnett legislators prepare for final days of session

Votes on child welfare reform, medical marijuana and other issues could come this week

A shortened session at the Georgia General Assembly is expected to end next week, but big decisions on health issues, gun bills and the state budget remain.

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Sugar Hill councilman honored by Kiwanis club

Councilman Mike Sullivan received a statewide leadership award