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Nash vows to get Gwinnett fair share of road funding

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Officials will create a project list Monday for $6.14 billion in road and transit funds expected to be generated by a proposed regional sales tax, which voters will consider next year.

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Officials have hope for minority districts

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Beni Dakar has lived in Duluth for 12 years, but Gwinnett has never really felt like home."Because there is no one politician that represents my viewpoint," Dakar said at a Human Relations Commission/League of Women Voters forum on the upcoming legislative redistricting process based on the 2010 Census

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Gwinnett still leads region in growth

LAWRENCEVILLE -- While the numbers have dwindled, Gwinnett still leads the Atlanta region in growth, the Atlanta Regional Commission said Thursday.

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Rating drop could affect county

Gwinnett's good credit rating could be in jeopardy because of the recent downgrade Standard & Poor's gave to the federal government.

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Rating drop could affect county

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett’s good credit rating could be in jeopardy because of the recent downgrade Standard & Poor’s gave to the federal government.

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County lowers millage rate

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Tax bills will go down about $20 for an average homeowner, after commissioners voted to discontinue a tax levy for a debt that had been paid off.

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County lowers millage rate

LAWRENCEVILLE — Tax bills will go down about $20 for an average homeowner, after commissioners voted to discontinue a tax levy for a debt that had been paid off.

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County website to coordinate volunteers, jobs

Everyone from dog lovers to kids interested in planting flowers to retirees willing to lend a few hours could soon find an opportunity to volunteer to help Gwinnett County's government.

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County website to coordinate volunteers, jobs

LAWRENCEVILLE — Everyone from dog lovers to kids interested in planting flowers to retirees willing to lend a few hours could soon find an opportunity to volunteer to help Gwinnett County’s government.

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Suwanee recognizes Right to Hike for emergency phone donation

SUWANEE — Brent Seyler, vice president of Right to Hike, was on hand Tuesday at the Suwanee City Council meeting to receive a “thank you” from Mayor Dave Williams and City Council members.

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Suwanee recognizes Right to Hike for emergency phone donation

Brent Seyler, vice president of Right to Hike, was on hand Tuesday at the Suwanee City Council meeting to receive a "thank you" from Mayor Dave Williams and City Council members.

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County posts same millage

Gwinnett's millage rate won't rise in 2011.

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Some still skeptical after new land policy

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A new land purchase policy may not restore residents' trust in leaders, but officials say it should keep the process scrupulous.

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Gwinnett Center will temporarily host mega-church

DULUTH -- Gwinnett Church, a new North Point Ministries satellite church campus, announced this week that it will begin holding services at Gwinnett Center beginning Oct. 2.

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Employees of county taking survey on cuts

Taxpayers aren't the only people who will feel the crunch by dropping revenues in the county coffers.

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Employees of county taking survey on cuts

LAWRENCEVILLE — Taxpayers aren’t the only people who will feel the crunch by dropping revenues in the county coffers.

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Lawrenceville votes to lower millage rate

LAWRENCEVILLE -- City of Lawrenceville residents will be receiving a 9 percent decrease in their property tax bills for 2011 following a vote Monday night by the City Council.

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Furlough day for county on Monday

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett Police's DUI task force will be out as usual on the Fourth of July, but much of the rest of the government will be off on a furlough day.

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County tax digest higher than projection

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett's tax digest is higher than officials had projected, despite 30,000 appeals and more than $2 billion in decreased value.

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Officials see rise in tax appeals

Even after new home assessments brought the county's tax digest down $3.3 billion, officials now have to contend with more than 30,000 appeals that could bring the number down further.

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Officials look forward to new district lines

DULUTH — Instead of simply dwelling on a legislative session completed two months ago, officials looked forward Wednesday, talking about the upcoming special session to draw new district lines.

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Church scrambles to reopen

A pastor said some paperwork required by the county is preventing him from holding services and running ministries in his Norcross church.

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County issues third rabies alert of year

BRASELTON — Officials have issued Gwinnett’s third rabies alert of 2011 after an infected raccoon turned up in Braselton, but an animal control leader says the threat is no greater than in other years.

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Next step taken in city quest

NORCROSS — The governor’s signature is the next step in a process to create Gwinnett’s newest city.

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Gwinnett seeks $3.6B in road funds

Gwinnett officials' biggest ideas for transportation culminated in a $3.6 billion wish list sent to state officials Wednesday for consideration of funding from a proposed 10-year transportation sales tax.

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County to mail corrected tax assessments

Printer error has caused nearly 14,000 commercial property value assessments to be remailed.

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County says trash pickup to resume next week

LAWRENCEVILLE — County officials say residential trash pickup will not occur Friday. But after a warm weekend, haulers are confident they can return to service next week on their regular schedules.

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