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.
SPLOST funds have already been set aside for the Town Green improvements. According to city planning director Jon Davis, cost estimates will likely be available for council review at the next city council meeting, on Feb. 10.
Recently-elected councilmen Chip McDaniel and Rodney Hammond took their oaths of office before Thursday evening’s city council meeting.
Three council members and the mayor of Loganville were sworn into office on Thursday.
Gwinnett Chief Magistrate Judge Kristin Hammer Blum was on hand Monday evening to administer the oath of office to Mayor Bucky Johnson and councilmen Charlie Riehm and Craig Newton.
City council members granted a special use permit on Thursday, allowing the location of a church in a retail shopping strip on Second Avenue. Light of Hope Church, represented during Thursday’s council meeting by applicant Patricia Whitley, will move into the .01 acre property as soon as possible.
This Lilburn eatery is known for its Southern cooking.
A $1,095,427 budget for Berkeley Lake for the year 2014 was adopted Thursday evening.
Loganville’s fire chief recognized several local heroes during Thursday’s city council meeting.
Winder cops reach out to community
Détente apparently over in Snellville
A budget totaling $2,926,979 was adopted by the Dacula City Council on Thursday, the vote taking place following a mandatory public hearing that was held on Nov. 26.
In a special-called meeting held Monday, Snellville council members voted to award a contract in the amount of $28,500 to Casey Tree Service.
Berkeley Lake celebrates dam completion, aids charities
During Loganville’s city council meeting Thursday, police chief Mike McHugh recognized his department’s officers Thursday evening, thanking them for their fundraising efforts benefiting the county’s Special Olympics program.
Three council members were sworn in to office Monday night, on the heels of a hotly contested Nov. 5 election.
City leaders Thursday approved several changes to Dacula’s alcohol ordinance.
Community Development Director Chris McCrary presented concept drawings for a structured parking facility to mayor Bucky Johnson and City Council members Monday night.
One of the concessions made by the city was granting the church relief from a condition requiring immediate removal of an unsightly sign on the property. The cost to remove the sign is an estimated $3,500, which the church does not have to spare when considering other move-in costs to be incurred.
City manager Butch Sanders announced Monday that the long-awaited repairs to Lower Johnson Lake in the Summit Chase subdivision are almost finished.
Winder’s council meeting took place on Tuesday.
The Norcross Station Café will close its doors after 20 years of serving homestyle food in a friendly atmosphere.
Dacula council members awarded two paving contracts during Thursday’s city council meeting, one for Michelle Circle and the other for Brookton Woods Way. F.E. Sims Enterprises, Inc., will pave Michelle Circle for a cost of $93,620. ShepCo Paving of Conyers was awarded the contract to pave Brookton Woods Way, for a cost of $42,000. Work on both projects will begin immediately.
City Council members voted Monday to change the city’s code of ethics, a move aimed at culling frivolous and politically motivated ethics complaints from those that deserve merit.
With qualifying for the upcoming November election in Snellville underway, a storm is already brewing on the city’s horizon. While Monday’s city council meeting agenda was a straightforward one with typical city business the focus of the meeting, confrontational undertones and snide remarks popped up throughout the course of the proceedings.
Gwinnett Medical Center has responded with an innovative approach to breast cancer treatment: treating the whole woman and her family, with a positive, proactive approach and a state-of-the-art Breast Center that opened in Lawrenceville in October 2011.
The city of Snellville celebrated its 90th birthday Monday, welcoming many former councilmembers, a former city clerk and even a former mayor to the festivities. Mayor Kelly Kautz proclaimed Aug. 20, 2013, to be Snellville’s birthday, giving the proclamation to Tom Ewing of the city’s Historical Preservation Society.
City Council members voted Tuesday to approve the purchase of an $18,654 license plate reader system.
City Manager Rudolph Smith on Monday advised Mayor Bucky Johnson and City Council members that he and his staff plan wait until the Aug. 19 policy work session to make any recommendations about the city’s millage rate for the upcoming fiscal year.
City leaders approved a change of conditions Thursday for the 3.99 acre property located behind Sears on Dacula Road.
Snellville leaders postpone dam repair discussion
Loganville Municipal Court Judge Brad Brownlow administered the oath of office to new mayor Dan Curry and new councilman Jay Boland Thursday night.
SNELLVILLE -- City leaders granted a conditional-use permit Monday to Atlanta Healthcare Management, LP, which allows for a hangar, a short runway and a helipad at Eastside Medical Center. The emergency air evacuation helicopter will allow medical professionals to transport critically ill or injured patients to and from the
DACULA -- City Council members voted Wednesday to approve a special-use permit and setback variance at the request of Pep Boys, an automotive/retail business. The 1.35 acre lot, located between Walgreens and Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell in the city's Town Green, is irregularly shaped. The two buildings
WINDER -- City Utilities Director Roger Wilhelm said Tuesday that his department is in the process of replacing the natural gas and water meter reading system used in Winder. Radio transceivers called Smart Points, which convey meter readings wirelessly, are being installed in phases throughout Barrow County.. The new meters
NORCROSS -- Mayor Bucky Johnson administered the oath of office to two new Norcross police officers on Monday. Both men are bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish fluently. Officer Marques J. Sawyer, who previously worked for the Gwinnett County Police Department, brings six years of experience to the job in
LOGANVILLE -- A new budget for the upcoming 2013-14 fiscal year was approved by council members Thursday, following two mandated public hearings. The budget, a collective effort of city staff department heads and city manager Bill Jones, reflects a $8,030,987 general fund and a $6,778,507 enterprise fund. Also included are
SNELLVILLE -- City Manager Butch Sanders said Monday that the $10,244,909 budget presented to Mayor Kelly Kautz, council members and residents is balanced, the product of the hard work of city staff department heads.. 'We had to dig to find dollars, but we did it," Sanders said.. The next
City Council members voted Thursday to award the bid for the city's gravity sewer project to Strickland and Sons Pipeline Inc. in the amount of $556,372. Bids for the project were opened on May 23, according to City Administrator Jim Osborn. The sewer lines that will be run
WINDER -- City Council members decided Tuesday to temporarily suspend the local alcohol license for the American Legion Post 509, as the city and state licenses are held under two different names. John Robinson holds the city license, and the late Hubert Hunter held the state license. The American Legion
NORCROSS -- City Council members voted Monday to purchase the land located at 250 Pinnacle Way in Norcross, for a price not to exceed $53,689. The parcel will eventually be upgraded and improved (at a total estimated project cost of about $250,000) for use as a city park.. The structure
SNELLVILLE -- Bill Peterson, owner of Wild Wings Cafe in Snellville, presented a $5,000 check to the city of Snellville Monday night, for use by the police department's K-9 unit. Peterson also presented a $300 check to the same department for needed software.. Peterson, known in Snellville for community
LOGANVILLE -- Civilians and emergency personnel were publicly honored during Loganville's Thursday City Council meeting.. On March 14, a 911 call was made, reporting a man complaining of chest pain at First Baptist Church. Residents Brenda Zolnick and Anne Benford were on the scene. They placed that call, then began