LILBURN -- Despite tough economic times, the Lilburn City Council on Monday held its millage rate at 4.26 for tax year 2010, the same as the past five years.
Lilburn City Manager Bill Johnsa introduced Monday night a trimmed down draft of a $5.7 million annual budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 for the city.
Something "out of the ordinary" is coming to the city of Grayson. The Grayson City Council took preliminary steps Monday to allow a wine-tasting center to open within the city limits.
A summer farmers' market within the city limits came one step closer to reality Monday night thanks to a vote by the City Council.
LILBURN A summer farmers' market within the city limits came one step closer to reality Monday night thanks to a vote by the City Council.
LILBURN -- "Lilburn, Georgia: Small Town, Big Difference," is the city's new theme/tagline, as unveiled by the City Council on Monday night along with a new logo to celebrate its centennial this year.
Installation of artificial turf at Buford High School's football and band practice fields will become a reality, thanks to a vote here Monday night by the Buford City Commission.
BUFORD Installation of artificial turf at Buford High School's football and band practice fields will become a reality, thanks to a vote here Monday night by the Buford City Commission.
GRAYSON -- The Grayson City Council granted a temporary extension Monday night to the sign moratorium enacted in December.
LILBURN -- Despite the appearance of an overflow crowd of about 100 residents, many wearing red shirts, the Lilburn City Council by a vote of 3 to 1 gave the go-ahead for a controversial annexation and rezoning on Lawrenceville Highway that will allow a retail business center.
If you buy natural gas from the city of Buford, you're getting the best prices around, according to Chairman Phillip Beard and the Buford City Commission. In head-to-head comparison with other natural gas providers in Georgia, Buford posts the lowest rate based on 12 months total sample bills of typical residential customer's average use, according to a chart provided to the news media Monday night by the Board of Commissioners.
Upon request of Gwinnett Chief of Police Charles Walters, the Grayson City Council has decided to pursue enactment of a precious metals dealers ordinance that would be similar to regulations regarding pawn shops.
LILBURN -- About 50 city residents showed up Monday night to protest a controversial annexation and rezoning in their neighborhood near Lawrenceville Highway.
The Buford City Commission agreed Monday night to give establishments serving liquor in the city extra time to comply with requirements of the Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance.
GRAYSON -- The Grayson City Council has decided to place a moratorium on erecting new signs within the city limits until its sign ordinance can be reviewed by City Planner Steve Sappington.
LILBURN -- The Lilburn City Council approved here Monday night amendments to the city of Lilburn alcoholic beverage license fees.
BUFORD -- By action of the Buford City Commission on Monday night with one member abstaining, construction of a single-family home with reduced permanent buffers will be allowed on a 1.5-acre parcel next to a retirement village on old Hamilton Mill Road.
GRAYSON -- The Grayson City Council voted Monday night to adopt a memorandum of agreement with the federal government to cooperate in a program which ensures that only qualified aliens or naturalized citizens can receive retirement, health and disability benefits, among others.Citizenship and immigration status information is verified under this program, called SAVE -- Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements -- mandated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
LILBURN -- An application to allow the Dar-E-Abbas AGA Islamic Organization to expand on U.S. Highway 29 and Hood Road will be the controversial subject of two upcoming meetings scheduled in Lawrenceville.
Playoff-bound Dacula finished its regular season of Region 8-AAAAA action Friday with a resounding 34-8 whipping of winless Meadowcreek.The powerful Falcon defense had held opponents to 19 straight quarters without a touchdown until Meadowcreek's Trey Spann tossed a 27-yard TD pass to LaVon Hooks midway through the final period.
LILBURN -- Gwinnett County residents representing five stakeholder groups were elected here Tuesday night to participate in the planning for the proposed Ronald Reagan Parkway extension, which would connect the road to Interstate 85, and possibly be the county's first toll road.
NORCROSS - Undefeated and top-ranked Grayson clinched its second straight Region 8-AAAAA football title Friday night, rolling past winless Meadowcreek 56-0.
NORCROSS -- Undefeated and top-ranked Grayson clinched its second straight Region 8-AAAAA football title Friday night, rolling past winless Meadowcreek 56-0.
GRAYSON - The Grayson City Council will be seeking input from its city attorneys to help them in deciding policies for using city public buildings.
LILBURN - Providence Christian Academy will be granted a controversial special use permit request to build an athletic complex on 11.5 acres by action of the Lilburn City Council on Monday night.
AVONDALE ESTATES - "Death Valley," as Avondale Stadium has been called in the past, hardly amounted to that for Buford on Friday night.
SNELLVILLE - Brookwood senior running back Julian Suber electrified the home team on the very first play of the game, and the Bronco fans had plenty more to cheer about Friday night in a 51-6 victory over Berkmar in Region 8-AAAAA play.
NORCROSS - Parkview's defense shut down Meadowcreek almost to a standstill Friday night, blanking the Mustangs 41-0.
LILBURN - Providence Christian Academy, along with nearby homeowners, will have to wait another 30 days to see if the Lilburn City Council "paves paradise and puts up a parking lot," to rephrase the old Joni Mitchell folk song.
SNELLVILLE - South Gwinnett rolled up 49 straight points in the first half Friday night, squashing winless Meadowcreek in a Region 8-AAAAA game.
LILBURN - The Lilburn City Council voted Monday to amend its Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance to allow for the sale and consumption of alcohol at special nonprofit events, as submitted by the Alcohol Review Board.
BUFORD - In its regular monthly meeting Monday night, the Buford City Commission set its 2009 property tax millage at 13.2 for Buford City Schools, a tax decrease of .5 mills for city residents. This rate amounts to about $12 million in school taxes, Chairman Phillip Beard said.
GRAYSON - Former Grayson City Council member David Mudd, a longtime resident of the city and coach at South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, was honored Monday night by Mayor Jim Hinkle and the City Council for his work in the community.
LILBURN - In an effort to aid city workers, the Lilburn City Council voted here Monday night to fund the employees' share of the annual health care renewal increase for fiscal year 2009-10. This will be a one-time only contribution from the city, and won't carry over into future years unless the Council authorizes it specifically.
GRAYSON - The city of Grayson moved one step closer in the beautification process of Ga. Highway 20 here Monday night, as the City Council approved a proposal submitted by the contractor for installing shrubs and plants on the median.
LILBURN - The Lilburn City Council approved Monday night its annual city millage rate for 2009, along with its fiscal year 2009-10 operating budget and capital improvement plan.
BUFORD - To limit or prohibit roadside sellers, the Buford City Commission on Monday approved amendments to the city's Transient Merchant Ordinance.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Janet Russell and other advocates who lobby for the homeless in Gwinnett County seek the answer to a question that has bothered them for years.
GRAYSON - To receive funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Grayson City Council voted Monday night to include its city boundaries into the Gwinnett County Hazard Mitigation Plan.
LILBURN - No millage increase is the main feature of the proposed $6.1 million annual Lilburn City Budget and Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal year 2009-10 announced by Mayor Diana Preston at the monthly council meeting.
BUFORD - The Buford City Board of Commissioners approved here Monday night the replacement of the old bleachers on the visitors' side of the old Buford High football stadium.
GRAYSON - The Grayson City Council approved Monday night a memorandum of agreement for ad valorem tax billing and collection with Gwinnett County.
LILBURN - Plans were put into motion here Monday night for the construction of a new Lilburn library.
GRAYSON - Grayson Mayor Pro Tem Tammy Shumate was reappointed to that post Monday night by the City Council.
LILBURN - For at least the next 90 days, if you run through a red-light at an intersection featuring a surveillance camera within the Lilburn city limits, you will not be issued a citation from a photograph.
BUFORD - Voting on whether to allow the establishment of a sports car collector lot was delayed Monday night by the Buford City Commission.
LILBURN - An estimated 200 people showed up Thursday night at Parkview High School to voice their opinions, mostly negative, on the city of Lilburn's future plans for annexation, both residential and commercial.
GRAYSON - By action Monday night, the Grayson City Council moved one step closer in defining city goals and policies for years to come.
LILBURN - The Lilburn City Council voted Monday night to delay for at least one year a plan for residential annexation into the Downtown Development Authority area, which includes the U.S. Highway 29 corridor district.
BUFORD - The Buford City Board of Commissioners approved the placement of a digital marquee on the road frontage of a new shopping center near Ga. highways 324 and 20 Monday night.