SNELLVILLE -- Councilman Tom Witts took the opportunity at Monday's city council meeting to set the record straight on what he called "an underhanded attempt to intimidate me." According to Witts, anonymous letters were mailed to an undetermined number of Snellville residents in which financial documents pertaining to Witts
BUFORD -- A bright blue sky and mottled sunshine Friday revealed glimpses of steel cables, wood, ladders and bridges camouflaged among the thick, green canopy of the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center grounds.
BUFORD -- A bright blue sky and mottled sunshine Friday revealed glimpses of steel cables, wood, ladders and bridges camouflaged among the thick, green canopy of the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center grounds.. Gwinnett County commissioners, several city mayors, children and county movers and shakers gathered in the cool breeze
Loganville officials: Parking on some streets a danger. LOGANVILLE -- City council members voted Thursday to make it illegal to park along the east side of Main Street from U.S. Highway 78 to Ga. Highway 20. Following this action, the Georgia DOT will paint the appropriate indicators and erect signs
Picture a quaint French bakery in the heart of Paris, right down to the heavenly smells of just-baked breads, cakes and pastries, and steaming hot coffees.
Dealing with the realities of being an empty-nester.
City of Suwanee lowers millage rate for first time since fiscal year 2006.
Do you let your children use Facebook or other social media sites? Do you have any rules or tips to share with other parents?
SNELLVILLE -- By a vote of 4-2 Monday evening, Snellville City Council members and mayor Jerry Oberholtzer approved zoning modifications that will allow the construction of a Walmart Neighborhood Market, a relatively new concept for the retail giant.. The store will be located at 2912 W. Main St. (U.S. Highway
BERKELEY LAKE -- Councilman Frank Lombardi resigned his council seat Thursday evening, announcing that he and his family are moving outside the city limits. The city charter requires elected officials to live in the city. Lombardi, nearing the end of his second term on the council, said that his resignation
Carole Townsend talks about jury duty
LOGANVILLE -- City Council members voted to increase the city's utility deposit from $150 to $225 Thursday evening, an action necessitated by these lean economic times.. According to Councilman Dan Curry, chairman of the Public Utilities Committee, there has been an increase in incidents of both residential and commercial customers
NORCROSS -- Duluth artist Allan Wiltshire is a man on fire, both for music and for Christian mission work abroad.
They're matters that, if not addressed openly, can so easily be swept under the rug.
DACULA -- City Administrator Jim Osborn received Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks' and City Council's approval to proceed with a road-widening project on Second Avenue near Dacula Road.
Now, in my humble opinion, parenting teens is the toughest part of the child rearing cycle.
City manager Russell Treadway presented the year-end financial report to mayor Jerry Oberholtzer and city council members Monday evening, showing $697,000 was added to the general fund balance.
DULUTH -- Gwinnett Church, a new North Point Ministries satellite church campus, announced this week that it will begin holding services at Gwinnett Center beginning Oct. 2.
The '80s hard rock band Dokken will perform tonight at Wild Bill's as part of the club's Summer Rock Series that continues through Sept. 16.
Our children are at the ages during which they may very likely soon choose life partners. My husband and I are both divorced, and I'm grateful to say our blended family is healthy and happy 12 years into the union.
Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash was honored at Thursday's city council meeting in Loganville, with a reception being held before the meeting and a proclamation read in her honor during the meeting. In a proclamation read publicly, mayor Ray Nunley expressed the city's gratitude to Nash for her 27 years of service to Gwinnett County, and congratulations on her election to the position of chairman in March of this year.
House Bill 87 went into effect on July 1 here in Georgia. An attempt to crack down on illegal immigration, this controversial legislation has spurred marches, calls for boycotts and, some say, racial division.
SNELLVILLE -- City council members and Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer did not reach a majority vote on whether to raise, lower or maintain the property tax millage rate in the city Monday evening.
DACULA -- Randy Meacham, managing director of the Gwinnett Municipal Association, visited Dacula on Thursday evening, sitting in on the City Council meeting and addressing Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks and council members.
On Tuesday at 2:15 p.m., the verdict in the Casey Anthony Trial was read in an Orlando courtroom and in living rooms, offices, bars and restaurants all across the country.
SUWANEE -- Deputy Police Chief Janet Moon walked along the sidewalks of Suwanee's Town Center on Tuesday afternoon, carrying a sign that asked simply, "What's your idea?"
Are you a pet owner? We are. We just love our two dogs, Cassie and Chester. They are both rescues, big, goofy golden retriever mixes who love people, other dogs, birds, butterflies, shoes and just life in general.
Eleven-year-old Ryan O'Neill carefully arranges jars of jelly on the table in his booth at the Snellville Farmers Market. The young man proudly explains how, on a hot June morning in Snellville, he ended up selling gourmet wine jelly.
SNELLVILLE -- John Duke talks about painting, and his first love becomes evident right away.
BUFORD -- Steven Adler, former Guns N' Roses drummer, has a new band, a new attitude, and according to him, a new lease on life. The band, aptly named Adler's Appetite, is scheduled to play 37 Main in Buford tonight.
Winder's popular Lazy Daze festival, scheduled for July 16, has city staff and local residents excited about another fun- and music-filled day in the city. This year's theme, "The Great American Rock and Roll Revival," promises a twist contest, an Elvis tribute artist and other acts sure to please revelers.
DULUTH -- The Charlie Daniels Band, one of the South's most popular and long-lived bands, will perform at Wild Bill's in Duluth on Friday.
Please bear with me today while I take a moment to say a public goodbye to a woman who, as it turns out, was a very dear friend to me.
A rezoning request for property located at 3415 Medlock Bridge Road in Norcross was denied Monday, with Community Development Director Chris McCrary outlining several reasons for concern.
Monty Python's "Spamalot," the Tony-Award-Winning musical comedy spun off from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," returns to the Fox Theatre this weekend for five performances only.
It's a dog's life, and it's a good one.Our family just ended a week-long, much-needed stay at the beach. We returned home this past weekend, and part of our settling-back-in ritual always includes picking up our two dogs from their stay at the kennel.
For 60 years, one of the best kept secrets of metropolitan Atlanta has been the Cobb Symphony Orchestra. This well-established group of superbly talented musicians has been delighting and mesmerizing audiences for two generations with the symphony orchestra, the jazz band and the chorus.
An idea that was planted just a couple of years ago sprouted first into a plan, then a full-grown reality in White Street Park in Suwanee's Old Town district. The Harvest Farm Community Garden, an intelligently planned and artistically pleasing seven-acre plot of land that used to be known as the Williams farm, is bursting with color -- flowers, vegetables, herbs and dirt so rich you can smell it. Smiling faces can also be found there at just about any time of day. Photo slide show inside
LOGANVILLE -- Lee Garrett and Debra Smith, both representing One Walton, presented the organization's marketing and branding plan to Mayor Ray Nunley and City Council members Thursday evening, asking city leaders for their support of the countywide initiative.
A new generation of theater lovers can experience one of the best-loved musicals ever to hit Broadway, thanks to the revival of "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical." Slated to play at the Fox Theatre from Tuesday through May 22, this Tony Award-winning musical features a score that will take a whole new generation back to the time of a cultural upheaval that changed America forever.
If you're in the mood for genuine Cuban food and not concerned with plush surroundings, check out Rey's Cuban Cafe in Loganville.
SNELLVILLE -- City Council members and Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer voted to hire a new solid waste contractor for city residents and businesses Monday evening, awarding a 5-year contract to lowest bidder Waste Pro.
Bright sunshine, a light breeze, the scent of freshly made funnel cakes and the rhythmic stomp of cloggers on a distant stage -- must be Snellville Days, one of the most anticipated annual events in Gwinnett County.
As a final salute to its 15th anniversary season, and a side-splitting welcome to summer, Aurora Theatre offers patrons the hilarious family comedy "Over the River and Through the Woods" Thursday through June 5. This candid, comical look into family relationships, growing old and the generation gap is both poignant and comical.
DACULA -- City officials amended Dacula's development regulations during Thursday night's council meeting, now requiring manhole safety ramps for newly-constructed or repaired roads where the topping has not been installed within 3 days.
WINDER — City council members voted to approve, beginning June 1, charging city customers a 3 percent convenience fee for using credit cards to pay bills, fees, taxes and fines.
NORCROSS — Warm weather in Norcross means fresh foods, music and lots of outdoor activities. Mayor Bucky Johnson announced Monday during the City Council meeting that the Whistle Stop Farmers Market, the annual Car Show, the Strawberry Stroll and the city’s first official outdoor concert all take place this month.
Tracy Lawrence, the Atlanta-born country music star whose career has spanned 16 years, is playing Wild Bill's tonight. With 17 No. 1 singles to his name, Lawrence keeps his music fresh, relevant and from-the-heart.
For as far as the eye can see in either direction, row after row of deep green strawberry plants mark the landscape. Step a bit closer, and you'll see that each plant is laden with fat, ripe, juicy strawberries.
Lou Dekmar, a member of the LaGrange Police Department and chairman of the Commission for Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies was on hand during Tuesday's City Council meeting in Suwanee to present police chief Mike Jones, Mayor Dave Williams, the police department, and other city staffers with a plaque honoring the city's recent CALEA certification.