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Democratic candidates make case at Gwinnett forum

Democrats running in the May 20 primary for U.S. Senate, state school superintendent and other races attended a forum put on by the local party.

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New $2.6 million kitchen open in Gwinnett to cook senior meals

Officials cut a ribbon at the new $2.6 million kitchen set to provide up to 2,000 meals per day for local seniors.

New restaurant opens in Norcross depot, while former proprietor opens another spot

On Monday, Luis Fernandez opened The Crossing inside the depot location, while Ken Weatherford opened his new eatery, MacKenzie’s Restaurant and Tap Room, less than three miles away at 4790 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in the city of Berkeley Lake.

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Legendary golfers draw fans to Greater Gwinnett Championship

While rain marred the first two days of the Greater Gwinnett Championhip, officials hope for a big crowd Sunday at TPC Sugarloaf

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Pennington, Martin propose ethics reforms

Political candidates in the governor’s race and a local Senate race propose restructuring to the state ethics commission in the wake of a scandal.

Police search for suspect in Duluth apartment murder, victim ID'd

Police are searching for a suspect in the murder of a man who was found dead at a Duluth apartment complex Saturday.

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Dogs from jail program to be available for adoption at Snellville Farmers Market

Operation Second Chance, which pairs jail inmates with shelter dogs to ready them for adoption, will participate in the Snellville Farmers Market this summer.

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Chattahoochee cleanup event sets record

Volunteers collected 7.3 tons of trash during an April 12 Sweep the Hooch event, sponsored by the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and other organizations.

School superintendent candidates discuss testing, standards at GOP forum

Candidates in the crowded Georgia school superintendent race spoke Thursday at a Gwinnett GOP forum.

New flashing yellow signal coming to Hoschton

The Georgia Department of Transportation is using a new signal type to help improve safety and traffic in areas with frequent left-turns.

Commissioners set Gwinnett SPLOST list

Officials followed citizen recommendations for transportation and parks spending, also setting allocations for library, senior center and public safety projects.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Hannity endorses Kingston in Senate race

Radio personality Sean Hannity backs Congressman Jack Kingston in the Georgia Senate race; local Republicans and Democrats schedule forums.

Teachers get voice in state health plan process

Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order requiring a teacher representative in the State Health Benefit Plan process.

Open house to be held on proposed Lilburn-Norcross trail

The Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District will host an open house on a proposed trail along Indian Trail Road from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: GOP hosts debate for school superintendent candidates

Gwinnett’s GOP plans an April 17 debate for the nine people vying for the party’s nomination for state school superintendent.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senators continue autism advocacy at the Georgia Capitol

Senators participated in a press conference last week on Autism Awareness Day in Georgia.

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Mall owner, others discuss Gwinnett Place's future

Gwinnett business and civic leaders met Friday to discuss the future of Gwinnett Place, including hearing from the new owner of the mall.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Ethics case verdict could impact governor's race

Gov. Deal’s political foes say the $700,000 verdict in a case involving the former state ethics commission director could have political consequences; Georgia’s Secretary of State’s Office launches new technology for voters.

Gwinnett property values on the rise five years after crash

Gwinnett tax assessments have been mailed, with about 75 percent of neighborhoods seeing a rise in property values and the first projected rise in the overall tax digest in five years.

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Gwinnett’s Lillian Webb talks about political life at Chamber event

Gwinnett’s Lillian Webb talks about political life at Chamber event

Lillian Webb, who was the first woman mayor of Norcross and county commission chairwoman for Gwinnett, was named the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year, earlier this year.

Donations to help provide meals, transportation to Gwinnett seniors

Gwinnett officials accepted a total of $104,000 in private donations to supplement services for seniors.

Committee formed to study child welfare in wake of Gwinnett case

Two Gwinnett legislators were named to the Child Welfare Reform Council by Gov. Nathan Deal.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: ‘Photo finish’ predicted in Georgia governor’s race

A poll released this week shows Gov. Nathan Deal with a slight lead over Sen. Jason Carter, President Carter’s grandson, in the upcoming November contest.

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Snellville Veterans Memorial set for completion next month

Officials plan to celebrate the opening of the Snellville Veterans Memorial, which was entirely funded by donations, on Memorial Day weekend.

Snellville mayor asks Court of Appeals to reconsider decision in council dispute

Mayor Kelly Kautz filed a motion for reconsideration of the Georgia Court of Appeals decision saying the City Council must vote to dismiss the city attorney.

Sidewalks, intersections focus of residents’ 2014 SPLOST proposal

The Gwinnett Citizens Project Selection Committee presented a list of projects for the $225 million in transportation funding expected to come from the 2014 SPLOST, which began collections Tuesday.

New organization picked for Georgia pro-life affiliate

Norcross-based Georgia Right to Life lost its status as the state’s National Right to Life Committee affiliate.

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Georgia highway fatalities down for 2013

The number of highway fatalities in Georgia declined in 2013 for the eighth year in a row.

Body found in creek identified as man missing after eluding police

An autopsy is scheduled to be completed Monday on Stanley Scott Maddox, whose body was found Saturday in a Buford creek.

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Woman arrested in triple shooting; Man killed ID'd

Police identified the man killed and another injured in a weekend shooting at a Peachtree Corners apartment complex.

Gwinnett SPLOST program collection ends, as another begins

Gwinnett’s 2009 SPLOST program collection ends at the end of the month, although delays in construction mean the county will take years to complete the program.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Sarah Palin endorses Karen Handel in Senate race

Former Alaska Gov. and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin backs GOP candidate Karen Handel in the U.S. Senate race.

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Gwinnett County staff leadership named

Gwinnett Community Services Director Phil Hoskins has been promoted to deputy county administrator, while chief financial officer, warden and IT director are named.

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UGA's Rennie Curran to serve as Snellville Days grand marshal

Officials announced that Brookwood alum Rennie Curran will headline the 41st annual parade in May.

U.S. 78 resurfacing to begin Wednesday

Georgia DOT officials expect delays while crews work over the next three months to resurface U.S. Highway 78 from Snellville to Loganville.

GC Smart Commute website upgraded

Officials announced upgrades to the website where people can check traffic on Gwinnett roads to plan their commutes.

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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.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Poll shows support for Deal, runoffs for Senate, school seats

A recent SurveyUSA poll showed Gov. Nathan Deal likely avoiding a runoff in his GOP primary challenge, but the primaries for U.S. Senate, at least in the Republican contest, and for state school superintendent show runoffs likely.

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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.

Company expansion to make room for 50 jobs in Suwanee

Millennium Mats announced a move down the street in Suwanee that doubles the office and manufacturing space for the world’s second largest manufacturer of industrial mats.

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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.

Georgia Right to Life affiliation challenged

Another pro-life group is seeking to take the state’s affiliation at the National Right to Life Board from Georgia Right to Life.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Attorneys fees continue to be issue in Balfour race

After a judge rules that attorneys fees should be returned to Sen. Don Balfour after his acquital, challenger Mike Beaudreau continues to push for the money to come from campaign dollars; Gwinnett Dems to vote for state committee member.

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.

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Tour of international officials comes to Gwinnett

Gwinnett economic development officials greet Georgia’s Consular Corps, a group of international officials, as they tour the state.

Sugar Hill, Snellville, Suwanee make homeownership list

Gwinnett is home to three of the top 10 cities in Georgia for homeownership, according to NerdWallet.

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.