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Confederate flag emblem causes stir on redesigned license plates

The Georgia Department of Revenue recently approved a redesigned specialty license plate for the Sons of Confederate Veterans

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Duluth sets date for public art unveiling

Public art project “Ascension” will soon be installed at Duluth’s McClure Bridge Road roundabout.

Camera project on Gwinnett Transit buses nearly complete

Commissioners approved some changes to allow for new technology in a project to better track Gwinnett Transit buses.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senate candidates to debate in Gainesville this weekend

The Georgia Republican Party’s series of Senate debates will stop in Gainesville Saturday, and U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson will open a re-election campaign office.

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Transportation, water top priorities for new ARC Chairman Kerry Armstrong

Atlanta Regional Commission Chairman Kerry Armstrong, the Gwinnett man who took over the role earlier this month, talked about his plans at a Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday.

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Senate passes foster care reform bill inspired by Gwinnett case

A bill sponsored by Buford Sen. Renee Unterman, which would allow DFACS services including foster care to be handled by private or public contractors, was spurred by the death last year of 10-year-old Lawrenceville girl Emani Moss.

Georgia reaches record numbers in international trade

Georgia moves up in Census rankings of imports and exports in 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday.

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Brockway to seek third term in Georgia House

State Rep. Buzz Brockway, R-Lawrenceville, says he will return to ballots this year to seek a third term in the General Assembly

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GRTA director Jannine Miller resigns

Jannine Miller will step down as the head of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, which operates the Xpress commuter bus system in metro Atlanta.

Danish company to open U.S. headquarters in Norcross

Denmark-based company Power Stow announces its U.S. headquarters will be in a Gwinnett opportunity zone.

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Brockway to seek third term in Georgia House

State Rep. Buzz Brockway, R-Lawrenceville, says he will return to ballots this year to seek a third term in the General Assembly

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Marlow's Tavern coming to Mall of Georgia

The Southeast’s biggest mall is adding another high-end eatery to its offerings, announcing the upcoming opening of a Marlow’s Tavern location in May.

Snellville Artists Talk rescheduled for Wednesday

A Snellville Arts Commission event was rescheduled due to ice last week.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Dacula Day to be held Tuesday at Capitol

State Rep. Chuck Efstration plans Dacula Day at the Georgia Capitol; U.S. Reps. Paul Broun, Jack Kingston and Rob Woodall vote no on last week’s deficit deal.

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Romance fills the Gwinnett courthouse this Valentine's Day

Dozens of couples wed during an annual Valentines Day wedding event at the Gwinnett courthouse

Some Gwinnett businesses kept serving through the storm

While schools and the government shut down much of this week for the winter storm, some businesses provided key services to the community.

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Gov. Deal extends state of emergency through Sunday, urges continued caution

With the state shifting many of its resources to the Augusta area, Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgians should remain cautious, as ice could refreeze overnight.

Gwinnett Kidsignment sale remains closed

Gwinnett Kidsignment sale changes schedule due to ice and snow event.

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Georgia DOT asks drivers to stay off the roads another day

Temperatures will rise above freezing Thursday, but officials say crews will continue to treat roads and ask drivers to stay off the roads until mid-day Friday.

Weather to improve Thursday, officials say

After a third wave of winter precipitation Wednesday, officials expect the thaw to begin Thursday in Gwinnett.

Gwinnett Kidsignments closed due to weather

The annual mega consignment sale was closed for the first time in its 20-year history. Updates on shopping times will come later.

State shifting resources to prepare for third wave of ice storm

With people heeding the warning to stay indoors, Gov. Nathan Deal is pleased with the state’s response to the ice storm so far Wednesday.

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Drivers urged to stay off roadways until mid-day Thursday

Road crews are treating icy spots, but officials ask people to stay off of the roads during the ice storm.

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Obama declares emergency, Deal says National Guard on standby

President Obama declares 45 counties in emergency, as state and federal officials prepare for ice that could lead to hundreds of thousands of power outages and other problems.

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Gwinnett officials coordinate work during weather emergency

A look at Gwinnett’s Emergency Operations Center, where officials will work to coordinate the response to this week’s winter weather.

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Snow falls early, but ice a big concern overnight into Wednesday

Georgia DOT officials say snow isn’t sticking Tuesday, and they are working to treat roadways during the first of two waves of a winter storm.

Snellville council to consider hiring parliamentarian

Snellville’s mayor and council meets in a civil session Monday, and gives a nod to approval of a parliamentarian to help the council steer through its more contentious battle.

Crews begin treating roadways overnight

Motorists should be aware of black ice conditions on surfaces such as bridge decks and entrance and exit ramps.

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2 injured in shooting at Lawrenceville grocery store

Police in Lawrenceville responded to a lunchtime shooting at a Kroger store at 455 Grayson Highway where two people were injured and taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, and two persons of interest were detained.

As weather threatens, officials begin to announce closings

Two waves of winter weather expected to come this week have state and local officials on high alert for ice and other dangers.

Applications being accepted for Snellville Citizens Police Academy

Classes begin March 27 for Snellville’s Citizens Police Academy.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Fran Millar serves as Senate chaplain

A local state senator gives the daily devotion, and a local congressman gets kudos for his campaign financing bill.

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Leaders celebrated at Chamber event

Community leaders were heralded at Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner Friday, including Citizen of the Year Lillian Webb.

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Judge wants evidence in Snellville council suit

A judge issued one restraining order in the Snellville lawsuit between the mayor and city council, but wants to hear more evidence before taking sides.

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Jef Fincher is second to challenge Rep. Brooks Coleman in primary

Jef Fincher is second to challenge Rep. Brooks Coleman in primary

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Walther Blvd. bridge to provide Georgia Gwinnett College connection

Agreements this week move forward a project to build a Walther Boulevard bridge over Ga. Highway 316, with safety enhancements for Georgia Gwinnett College students expected to traverse the route.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Perdue launches TV ad campaign for Senate race

Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue launches television advertisements for his 2014 campaign for U.S. Senate.

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Officials break ground on Lilburn Main Street realignment

A $3.5 million project to realign Lilburn’s Main Street is expected to drive economic development to the city.

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Gwinnett commissioners get grant from state, sign off on Sugarloaf intersection project

Commissioners receive a check from the state’s Local Maintenance Improvement Grant, and approve a contract to improve Sugarloaf Parkway’s intersection with Five Forks Trickum Road.

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Lawrenceville veteran signs B-17 wing circulating the country

Volunteers are working to collect signatures of veterans of the 384th Bombardment Group from World War II, stopping in Lawrenceville Tuesday to allow Jim Armstrong to sign the metal piece of a B-17 bomber wing.

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After big snow, Gwinnett's groundhog predicts spring is near

General Beauregard Lee, the South’s official weather prognosticator, did not see his shadow when he emerged at the Yellow River Game Ranch in Lilburn.

Norcross seeks input on city's future

An open house to review the draft of Norcross’s new Comprehensive Plan will be held Feb. 6.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Storm response makes waves in governor’s race

Gov. Nathan Deal’s detractors say Atlanta’s storm woes are a sign of poor leadership; Congressman Johnson named ranking member.

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Arguments bring quick end to Snellville retreat (WITH VIDEO)

The council’s attempt to name a new facilitator at the outset of Friday’s meeting was over-ridden several times, with Kautz calling councilmembers out of order when they attempted to make a motion.

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Gwinnettians venture out as snow begins to melt

On the second day of school and government closings due to Atlanta’s winter storm, Gwinnett residents began to treat their cabin fever by venturing out.

Reagan Parkway reopens, Gwinnett roads improve as ice melts

Georgia DOT announces improvements in Northeast Georgia, the district that includes Gwinnett, although drivers are still encouraged to remain off of metro Atlanta roads.

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Rules rejected, but Snellville council retreat to go on

Despite a lawsuit between the mayor and city council, Snellville’s elected officials will participate in a long-term planning retreat this weekend at City Hall.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gwinnett's senators, congressmen react to the State of the Union speech

Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, as well as Gwinnett Rep. Rob Woodall, agree with President Obama’s call for 2014 to be a year of action in his State of the Union speech.

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Gov. Deal discusses state response to snow

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal held a press conference Wednesday to update conditions and respond to critics over snow response.

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DOT continues battle to clear metro Atlanta roads

With schools and many government offices closed Wednesday, officials hope to get a handle on metro Atlanta and Gwinnett roads after Tuesday’s snow.