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Camie Young

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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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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Local leaders Casas, Marin decry Venezuelan government

State Reps. Pedro Marin and David Casas speak out against the Venezuelan government amid reports of harm to protesters, journalists; Legislature supports Korean business expansion.

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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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Suwanee Beer Fest offers a taste for all palates

About 5,500 people attended the fourth annual Suwanee Beer Fest Saturday.

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Snellville tourism group honors volunteers

Gretchen and Kurt Schulz, who founded the Snellville Farmers Market and Community Garden, were honored with the Snellville Tourism and Trade Marcy Pharris Volunteer of the Year award.

Pedestrian killed in Norcross

Police are investigating a pedestrian killed Saturday outside Norcross.

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Collins Hill Park lights go wireless

Collins Hill Youth Athletic Association is paying $17,000 to have a wireless system installed to control the lights at its baseball fields in hopes of reducing energy costs.

Career center to remain closed for repairs

Georgia Department of Labor announces an extended closure for its Gwinnett Career Center, which is undergoing roof repairs.

Road work causes shift to Thompson Mill traffic

Road crews will work Thursday, weather permitting, to shift traffic onto newly built lanes of Thompson Mill Road, also known as Ga. Highway 347, to continue the road widening project in Braselton.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: President Obama endorses U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson in re-election bid

Congressman Hank Johnson receives an endorsement from President Barack Obama in his quest for a fifth term in the district that includes portions of Gwinnett; Libertarian Party of Georgia announces candidates for U.S. Senate and governor.

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Estate tax repeal approved by Georgia General Assembly

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Georgia Court of Appeals takes field trip to Lawrenceville

A three-judge panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals hears oral arguments in three cases, including one Gwinnett one, during a trip to the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville.

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Suwanee leaders discuss future growth

An Asheville revitalization expert gave a presentation in Suwanee Tuesday to talk about how the city can further development its downtown.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: U.S. Rep. Woodall calls out Obama on budget, debt

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Snellville officials offer training on meeting rules

Snellville’s Downtown Development Authority, Tourism and Trade Board and Urban Redevelopment Agency is sponsoring a March 29 event to train officials on Roberts Rules of Order, which is often used to govern meetings.

2014 ballots set for Georgia, Gwinnett

A look at the 2014 election contests — from county commissioner to congressman — set after a week-long candidate qualifying period.

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Drivers services head gets new role

Drivers Services Commissioner Rob Mikell is named to the State Employee Benefit Plan Council.

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Michelle Nunn, John Barge qualify for Georgia ballots

With a final day left on the qualifying period for the 2014 election, Gwinnett ballots are getting long due to crowded races for U.S. Senate and state school superintendent, along with other contests.

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Gov. Deal says Georgia's environment and jobs linked

Gov. Nathan Deal give’s the governor’s environmental address at a revived Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful event Thursday.

Georgia unemployment claims in January at lowest point since ‘06

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced a 7.3 percent unemployment rate for January, continuing a seven-month drop in the rate.

New Norcross planner Jon Davis to focus on revitalization

Snellville’s former planning director Jon Davis was hired as Norcross’s director of community development.

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Carter grandson files paperwork in Georgia governor’s race

State Sen. Jason Carter, the grandson of President Jimmy Carter, qualified Wednesday for the 2014 election for governor in Georgia, highlighting the third day of a qualifying period for candidates in Georgia.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Grayson’s Wilkerson, judges honored at Women’s History Month events

Grayson Mayor Allison Wilkerson was among those honored this week at the Capitol at a Women’s History Month event, and Gwinnett’s three female chief judges will be the honorees at a Gwinnett League of Women Voters event this weekend.

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Pedestrian improvements coming to Club Drive, Buford Highway

Pedestrian improvements coming to Club Drive, Buford Highway

Commissioners approved two projects Tuesday that will fill in gaps in the sidewalk along Club Drive, where a child was killed in front of a park in 2011, and along Buford Highway in the Norcross area connecting popular transit stops.

Balfour qualifies for new term; challengers come in for governor, other contests

A complete list of the candidates who have filed this week for the 2014 election season.

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Medical marijuana bill passes Georgia House

With a vote of 171-4, a proposal to allow for the use of medical marijuana in Georgia passes the state House of Representatives.

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David Hancock seeks Gwinnett state House seat

David Hancock of the Gwinnett Tea Party will run in the House District 98 race this year, he announced Monday.

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Duluth names Riker as city manager finalist

After conducting a national search, officials say the best candidate for the Duluth city manager position is the city’s current planning director James Riker.

Gov. Deal files re-election papers during Day 1 of qualifying

Candidates for U.S. Senate, local offices kick of election season

Candidates file paperwork for office as candidate qualifying period begins Monday.

Gwinnett loses Ga. Supreme Court ruling in stormwater case

Georgia Supreme Court tells Gwinnett County it must obey a judge’s ruling to divert stormwater from the Sugarloaf Parkway extension project from flooding a Lawrenceville-area couple’s property.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Beaudreau says Balfour's attorney's fees should come from campaign

While state law says Sen. Don Balfour can be repaid for lawyers who defended the charges he was acquitted of last year, challenger Mike Beaudreau is calling for the money to come from his campaign.

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Artists chosen for display in Snellville

The artwork of Jennifer Slavik and Sally Evans will be on display at Snellville City Hall.

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Lilburn’s Camp Creek Greenway recognized by National Wildlife Federation

Lilburn’s Camp Creek Greenway recognized by Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation has certified Lilburn’s Camp Creek Greenway as a wildlife habitat, providing food, water, shelter and a place to raise young.

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Attorney issue may hinge on fees in Snellville council case

Judge Warren Davis heard arguments Friday in a motion to exclude City Attorney Tony Powell in defending the city in a case where the mayor sued the city council.

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Suwanee, Gwinnett win innovation awards from Atlanta Regional Commission

Local communities won two of the six CREATE Community awards from the Atlanta Regional Commission, beginning recognized for art and technology.

Bill takes step for Georgia to withdraw from Common Core

Hoping to return more control of curriculum to schools, senators pass a measure that could allow Georgia to withdraw from the national common core standards for education.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gov. Nathan Deal to give environmental address in Gwinnett

Gov. Nathan Deal will deliver an environmental address hosted by Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful March 6.

Lilburn CID offices move

The Lilburn Community Improvement District offices have been moved to a more central location along U.S. Highway 29.

Gwinnett commissioners stick to cell phone tower height restriction near homes

Tower approved for Loganville strawberry field

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Lions Club Park reopens after $5.3 million project

The 50-year-old ballpark got an expansion and face-lift in a $5.3 million project.

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Bobsled medalist visits local girl, patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Elana Meyers, who won a silver medal in the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia last week, met with patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Monday.

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Senate approves cap on Georgia income tax

Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth, sponsored a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit the state income tax to the current 6 percent.

New zoning ordinance could boost revitalization in Gwinnett

Commissioners will vote Tuesday on a proposed Unified Development Ordinance, the first complete overhaul of its zoning codes in 30 years.

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Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show coming to Gwinnett

Cirque du Soleil, as well as the Jackson’s estate, announced Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11 concert dates for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth.

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PROGRESS: Housing market on a turn-around

Foreclosures are down, prices are up and single-family permits are on the rise, as the housing market begins to turn around after a 2008 crash.

PROGRESS: Paychecks show promise of economy's improvement in Gwinnett

A sign of progress in Gwinnett’s economy was the approval of raises for county employees for the first time in five years.

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Georgia GOP candidates for Senate work to stand out at debate

The Georgia GOP hosted a debate Saturday at Brenau University in Gainesville of the Republican candidates in the upcoming U.S. Senate race to replace Saxby Chambliss, who plans to retire at the end of the year.

UPCCA to host gardening event

Peachtree Corners’ annual Yard and Garden Expo will be held Monday.

Ethanol storage tanks considered near Lawrenceville

Commissioners will consider a special use permit to allow the building of ethanol storage tanks for an operation along Winder Highway outside Lawrenceville.