June 25, 2011
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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.
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
LAWRENCEVILLE -- While the numbers have dwindled, Gwinnett still leads the Atlanta region in growth, the Atlanta Regional Commission said Thursday.
Gwinnett's good credit rating could be in jeopardy because of the recent downgrade Standard & Poor's gave to the federal government.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett’s good credit rating could be in jeopardy because of the recent downgrade Standard & Poor’s gave to the federal government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gwinnett's millage rate won't rise in 2011.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A new land purchase policy may not restore residents' trust in leaders, but officials say it should keep the process scrupulous.
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.
Taxpayers aren't the only people who will feel the crunch by dropping revenues in the county coffers.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Taxpayers aren’t the only people who will feel the crunch by dropping revenues in the county coffers.
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.
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.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett's tax digest is higher than officials had projected, despite 30,000 appeals and more than $2 billion in decreased value.
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.
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.
A pastor said some paperwork required by the county is preventing him from holding services and running ministries in his Norcross church.
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.
NORCROSS — The governor’s signature is the next step in a process to create Gwinnett’s newest city.
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.
Printer error has caused nearly 14,000 commercial property value assessments to be remailed.
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.