Experts have said that our parenting skills improve with each generation.
Our poor attention spans. They have dwindled down to nearly nothing, a phenomenon I suspect is attributable to social media. “Listicles,” like hashtags, tweets and tags, are the offspring of social media and its entertaining cousin, the blog. Yes, I am aware of what that union implies, but if the shoe fits…
What do people think when they hear someone say, “I’m a Christian?” I got an earful from this young woman, and I’m glad I did.
My husband and I are the parents of four adult children, and by “adult,” I mean that they are legally eligible to do just about everything they’ve ever wanted to do – drive a car, go to college (aka leave home), and yes, drink alcohol. I suppose they thought that, once they reached those important milestones, life would somehow be better, or perhaps just easier. To tell the truth, I probably thought the same thing about their coming of age.
An automotive service facility will be opened on the 2.955 acres at 3875 Harrison Road, following a rezoning to “light industrial use” approved by the Loganville City Council on Thursday.
Signs of Winder’s fourth annual Jug Tavern Festival are already evident in the city, with preparations for the popular festival and barbecue cook-off well underway.
Wednesday has been declared Peyton Greene Day in Snellville, an honor bestowed Monday to a little 3-year-old Snellville resident battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL. Peyton’s parents were on hand during Monday’s council meeting to urge people to donate to research, and help get the word out about childhood cancer.
Dacula, Gwinnett agree on joint sidewalk project
Norcross City Council approves the rezoning of property on Wingo Street
The Aug. 11 rezoning of the .644 acre property located next to Grace Baptist Church will stand, despite Mayor Kelly Kautz’s addition of an item on Monday’s council agenda to rescind the action.
Berkeley Lake amends tree ordinance
Mayor Lois Salter and a quorum of city council members met in a special called council meeting Wednesday, to consider for first reading a media production ordinance. The move allows for the ordinance to be put on second read and adopted during the regularly scheduled council meeting on Thursday.
Loganville’s School Resource Officers gain national recognition
Following the third and final public hearing concerning the requested rezoning and variances for the 0.644 acre site in the 1900 block of Scenic Highway, council members voted to grant the requests despite vigorous opposition from members of Grace Baptist Church
Dacula leaders voted unanimously Thursday to adopt a new natural gas franchise agreement with the city of Buford.
Renovations to Winder Customer Care Center to begin
Norcross leaders consider new tax millage rate
According to Snellville city attorney Tony Powell, city taxpayers will pay $115,000 in legal fees to his firm and attorney Kevin Tallant’s firm to defend city council members and the city against a lawsuit filed by mayor Kelly Kautz. When the lawsuit was initially filed, Powell estimated that the cost to taxpayers would be about $100,000.
City council members voted Thursday to make clarifications to the city’s Door-to-Door Sales and Solicitation ordinance, a law that was recently passed and designed to screen the backgrounds of door-to-door salespeople.
Snellville’s Grace Baptist Church protests buffer variance request
The 15,000-square-foot property located at 197 Georgia Ave. was rezoned from two-family residential to multi-family residential. Owner Andrew Flanigan plans to build an apartment building on the site.
Norcross officials approve development waiver, deny rezoning
Donna Peairs, Dacula’s newest council member, was sworn in to office during Thursday’s City Council meeting. Peairs takes the council seat previously occupied by Gregory Reeves, who resigned his post after being charged with misuse of city funds.
Berkeley Lake City Council members Thursday made two changes to the new commercial solicitation ordinance.
The historic Rock Gym building on Main Street in Loganville is being renovated and repurposed, according to city councilman Chuck Bagley.
City manager Butch Sanders presented a proposed budget for 2015 fiscal year to Mayor Kelly Kautz and council members on Monday, which was passed unanimously. The $10,364,300 budget reflects a 1.1 percent increase over last year, according to Sanders.
Dacula City Council members name Donna Peairs to replace Greg Reeves, who resigned last month after being arrested on charges involving personal use of the city credit card.
The old city hall building in Dacula is headed for demolition, now that a specific scope of work has been outlined for the project. During Thursday night’s city council meeting, mayor Jimmy Wilbanks and council members discussed what needs to be done on the site.
City leaders voted Tuesday to raise the pay grades for both police officers and firefighters, a move intended to keep the city’s best public safety workers and attract good hires for both departments.
City manager Rudolph Smith, acting on instruction from council members, will prepare a resolution and present it to city leaders at the June 16 policy session.
City councilman and Public Safety Committee Chairman Rey Martinez announced Thursday that Loganville has been awarded a $51,737.20 grant from Walton County
Norcross council approves arts commission, sets meeting for park discussion, swears in new police officer.
An asphalt replacement, paving and sidewalk project on Hill Circle was awarded to Allied Paving Contractors during Thursday’s city council meeting, following extensive discussion about the original scope of work and a change order.
Councilwoman Diane Krause said Monday that city leaders and staff members are currently working on a (door-to-door) solicitation ordinance. According to Krause, the ordinance is being written and will eventually be considered for adoption in order to protect families as well as solicitors.
On Thursday, during the April City Council meeting, city administrator Tom Rozier proposed a public works project that will complete the necessary paving projects in phases.
Snellville mayor Kelly Kautz and city council members honored Euro, a police dog that died on April 2.
City council members voted Monday to approve an auto repair shop at 5994 Goshen Springs Road, despite some concerns raised by mayor pro tem Keith Shewbert and others.
Council adopts new policy for dealing with credit cards.
Snellville’s Downtown Development Authority, along with Snellville Tourism and Trade and the city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority, will host a class on Roberts Rules of Order, the recognized guide for running meetings and conferences fairly and respectfully.
Rozier sought and gained approval from city council members Thursday to solicit bids for repair or replacement of one-seventh of the city’s signs within a year.
City councilman Chuck Bagley said that the city’s Rock Gym building will be renovated, an effort to “get the building in a usable condition so that we can rent it out.”
Kelly McAloon, executive director of Snellville Tourism and Trade, outlined several upcoming city events for mayor Kelly Kautz and city council members on Monday.
Dacula leaders are pursuing the annexation of 34 parcels of land along Winder Highway.
Two city of Winder police investigators traveled to Pensacola last month to testify in the “concrete murder” trial.
The Norcross city hall council chamber was filled to capacity during Monday’s council meeting, with members of the 2013 state championship Norcross High School football team, coaches and parents on hand to receive a proclamation from Mayor Bucky Johnson on behalf of the city.
City manager Butch Sanders was instructed by council to amend the city’s current budget to include up to $100,000 in additional legal fees.
Mayor Bucky Johnson delivered Norcross’ State of the City address Monday, to an audience of more than a hundred people at the Carlyle House, a special events venue in the city.
Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks said Thursday that Dacula plans to seek approval from the Georgia General Assembly to annex 34 properties, a total of 75 acres, into the city.
The council also denied a demolition request and approved a property rezoning.
City councilman Charlie Riehm was nominated and approved by council vote to be the city’s representative to the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.