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Grayson adopts first budget to top $1 million

At Monday night’s meeting, the Grayson City Council passed its 2016 fiscal year budget of $1,051,115.

Lilburn adopts county animal control regulations

New ordinance includes rules changed by state legislature related to dangerous and vicious dogs.

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Lawrenceville City Council honors police chief for winning state award

Lawrenceville Police Chief Randy Johnson was honored Monday night during the City Council meeting following an announcement by Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson that the chief had won the coveted award for State Police Chief of the Year for Georgia.

Lawrenceville City Council honors police chief for winning state award

Lawrenceville Police Chief Randy Johnson was honored Monday night during the City Council meeting following an announcement by Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson that the chief had won the coveted award for State Police Chief of the Year for Georgia.

Grayson council sets election qualifying dates

Grayson approved an ordinance Monday night to set its qualifying dates for mayor and council posts 2 and 4 in the Nov. 3 city election.

Lilburn going for state funds for Lilburn Industrial Way resurfacing

The Lilburn City Council has paved the way to receive more than $87K in state matching funds for repair of Lilburn Industrial Way.

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Lawrenceville City Council approves millage rate decrease in new chamber

The Lawrenceville City Council has set its millage rate for 2015 at 2.025 mills, which will be a 0.95 percent increase, generating a financial impact of about $1,179,000 in tax revenue.

Grayson to repurpose old post office building

The city of Grayson is looking to use the recently purchased old vacant post office in a joint project between the city and the Downtown Development Authority.

Lilburn votes for new budget; millage rate expected to decrease

The Lilburn City Council is expected to approve in July a decrease of the millage rate from 4.45 to 4.43 mills, part of a $7 million annual budget passed Monday night.

Lawrenceville council changes policy on trees on easements

On Monday night the Lawrenceville City Council changed its policy relating to planting of evergreen trees on easements in the city’s overlay district.

Grayson sets public hearings for proposed 2015 millage rate

At Monday night’s meeting, the City Council voted to schedule millage rate hearings at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 23 to receive public comments and at 6 p.m. June 30 to adopt the millage rate.

Despite opposition, Lilburn approves two liquor stores

The Lilburn City Council approved permits Monday for a liquor store at the old Lowe’s on Pleasant Hill Road and another on Lawrenceville Highway.

Lawrenceville makes change to hotel-motel ordinance

The Lawrenceville City Council approved Monday night an amendment to its hotel-motel ordinance, changing a section related to the occupancy tax.

Grayson Day Parade and Festival set for Saturday

The 36th annual Grayson Day Parade and Festival will be celebrated Saturday, April 25, and the dedication of the new clock tower will be held on May 25 at 10 a.m., according to an announcement here at Monday night’s City Council meeting.

Lilburn OKs bicycle rental in parks, trails

City Council voted unanimously to authorize RIDE, LLC to rent or lease bicycles in the Lilburn’s park and trail system.

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Funeral home gets approved by Lawrenceville City Council

Lawrenceville will be getting a new crematorium/funeral home following a 3-1 split vote here Wednesday night by the City Council.

Grayson city council names Arnold next mayor pro-tem

Grayson city council names its next mayor pro-tem among other appointments and several other approvals.

Deannexation request denied at Lilburn City Council meeting

Deannexation request denied at Lilburn City Council meeting

Lawrenceville postpones vote on crematorium

Action on a proposed crematorium/funeral home on Hurricane Shoals Road was postponed Monday night by the Lawrenceville City Council.

Grayson council recognizes third-grader’s book drive efforts

Grayson City Council’s Monday evening business.

Lilburn council allows changes in senior care home

The Lilburn City Council set a few things Monday night, including changes to an ordinance affecting a family-owned personal care home.

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Rotary Club holds Career Night at Peachtree Ridge

“Real Goals for Real Careers” could very well be the theme of Thursday night’s Rotary Club Career Exploration Night held at Peachtree Ridge High School.

Lawrenceville City Council hears no opposition for proposed crematorium, funeral home

In a public hearing Monday night, there was no public opposition to a proposed crematorium/funeral home planned for 288 Hurricane Shoals Road.

Grayson hears plans for pedestrian, bicycle plan

The Grayson City Council heard a presentation on a proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan by Jimmy Adams, working with the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design on Tuesday. Some of the plan’s goals, Adams said, are to help decrease traffic congestion, and enhance the environmental and livability conditions in the city limits.

Grayson hears plans for pedestrian, bicycle plan

The Grayson City Council heard a presentation on a proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan by Jimmy Adams, working with the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design on Tuesday. Some of the plan’s goals, Adams said, are to help decrease traffic congestion, and enhance the environmental and livability conditions in the city limits.

Lilburn City Council hears about Christmas Eve giving

The Council decided that drop boxes for clothing, donations and other items will be a “thing of the past” within city limits. After hearing a complaint made to the city and research done by city staff, Lilburn passed an ordinance banning such boxes.

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Mayor says Lawrenceville in ‘strong’ position in State of the City address

Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson delivered her State of the City address Monday night, saying that despite of the nation’s slow economic recovery the city’s financial position remains strong with a $89 million budget.

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Grayson honors Barbara Hinkle for 13 years of service

At the monthly council meeting, a group of volunteers from the center honored Barbara Hinkle who is a former first lady of Grayson, wife of retired Mayor Jim Hinkle.

Lilburn mulls drop box ban

Lilburn is considering the ban of drop boxes for clothing, donations, etc, within the city limits.

Minimum house size, special permits approved by Lawrenceville City Council

Minimum house size, special permits approved by the Lawrenceville City Council

Grayson introduces new community development director

Grayson introduced its new community development director Monday night at its regular council meeting.

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Lilburn City Council swears in new member from Post 1

Lilburn Community Garden Board Member Teresa Czyz was sworn in Monday night as the city’s new council member from Post 1.

Lawrenceville council tables several items

Lawrenceville council tables several items

Grayson creates community development director position

Grayson approved the creation of a community development director position Monday night as an “outreach” person to work with the media and take over the management of a number of activities in the city.

Lilburn looks to get more out of logo

Lilburn looks to get more out of logo

Lawrenceville amends outdoor storage use zoning ordinance

After researching and discussing it for six months, Lawrenceville’s City Council has amended its zoning ordinance regarding outdoor storage use.

Grayson ammends stormwater ordinances

In an effort to reduce stormwater runoff in the city, Grayson has decided to amend both its development regulations and zoning ordinance.

Lawrenceville approves $93.2M budget for 2014-2015 year

Lawrenceville city council OKs its 2014-2015 FY budget and a number of other items in a meeting pushed to Wednesday due to the Labor Day holiday.

Grayson passes budget

Grayson passes budget

Lilburn to allow leashed pets on lawns in city park

For the first time in its history, Lilburn is allowing leashed pets on the lawns throughout the city park, and not just on its walking trails

Dog camp gets approval in Lawrenceville

Dog camp gets approval in Lawrenceville

Grayson to hold city elections Nov. 4

The Grayson City Council approved an ordinance Monday night to hold its city election this fall, while approving its election officials.

Lawrenceville denies auto lot license

The Lawrenceville City Council unanimously agreed that Colonial Buick GMC’s main automobile sales operation has relocated to Loganville, thus upholding its own recent denial of a business license request by the dealership at its old location at 850 Collins Hill Road.

Grayson’s code enforcement officer to retire

Grayson’s code enforcement officer has decided to retire from his position this week and literally hang out a sign which says, “Gone Fishin.”

Lilburn adopts budget with pay increase for city employees

Lilburn adopted its 2014-15 city budget on Monday night, including a pay increase for city employees based on performance.

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Lawrenceville extends lease with Aurora Theatre through 2027

Lawrenceville extends lease with Aurora Theatre through 2027

Grayson to build clock tower

Grayson’s tower, which will be constructed at the intersection of Rosebud Road and Ga. Highway 20, will include a bell, and will be built with the kind of stone used elsewhere at places like the old rock building, and brick, representing new growth.

Lilburn paves way for future combination City Hall/public library complex

Lilburn gave the OK for an intergovernmental agreement Monday night with Gwinnett County, paving the way for the future construction of a combination City Hall/Public Library complex.

Lawrenceville mulls allowing overnight dog care

Lawrenceville will be considering at its next meeting whether to allow a national franchise company to provide day and overnight care for dogs within the city limits.

Grayson City Council approves many infrastructure improvements

Grayson City Council approves many infrastructure improvements during Monday meeting

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