Gwinnett's county seat is embracing "Souls to the Polls" this year with the Lawrenceville City Council voting Thursday to approve Sunday voting for this fall's municipal election.
ATLANTA – Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan called on the General Assembly Thursday to create a $250 million state tax credit aimed at reducing crime statewide. The Law Enforcement Strategic Support (LESS Crime) Act will be the cornerstone of Duncan’s 2022 legislative agenda. Duncan was the third Republican state leader to announce an anti-crime initiative this […]
ATLANTA – The grandson of the late U.S. Sen. and Gov. Zell Miller is running for lieutenant governor on a platform that includes restoring full funding of the HOPE Scholarship program his grandfather started. Bryan Miller of Watkinsville announced Thursday he will seek the Democratic nomination to succeed Republican Geoff Duncan as Georgia’s lieutenant governor. […]
Gwinnett County commissioners are putting a temporary hold on accepting new permit applications for “oversized signs,” such as billboards, in the county as staff looks into possible issues with existing local rules regarding the signs.
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will hold a called meeting next week to discuss the development of a code of conduct that will govern their actions.
Now that the county is emerging from the pandemic, Gwinnett's parks officials are looking to highlight parks and recreation facilities during July, which is National Park and Recreation Month.
Gwinnett County commissioners are planning to hold three public hearings this month on a proposal to keep the county's general fund millage rate at same level it was at in 2020.
High population growth in what Georgia House Minority Leader James Beverly calls the "Northern Arc" could result in a greater shift of legislative power in Georgia from the rural parts of the state to metro Atlanta in the 2020s, the state House of Representatives' top Democrat said after a meeting in Lawrenceville on Tuesday.
Several members of Gwinnett County's Senate delegation have been chosen by Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan to serve on study committees that will look into issues such as violence against health care workers, sickle cell anemia and outdoor learning.
The Gwinnett County Board of Education will hold three public hearings this month to give residents a chance to weigh in on the school district's proposed millage rate.
Gwinnett County's elections board voted to hire Zach Manifold to be the county's new elections supervisor during a called meeting on Monday.
Derrick McCollum, a Gainesville resident and U.S. Marines veteran, announced earlier this month that he plans to run as a Republican to replace state Rep. Tim Barr as the House District 103 representative in 2022.
The college corridor, which cuts a new path between Northdale Road and the northern most branch of North Clayton Street, has been in the works for years, with officials saying it is a key step in a stronger relationship between the college and the city.
On the heals of Lawrenceville City Councilman Keith Roche's announcement that he would not seek re-election later this year, Lawrenceville Planning and Zoning Commission member Jen Young announced that she will run for his seat.
Lawrenceville leaders approved a new $147 million budget this past week that includes raises for city employees and a 25% property tax rate increase which will fund additions in the city's police and street departments.
The Lilburn City Council is planning to hold three public hearings on a proposal to keep the city's millage rate the same for this year's tax bills.
After 16 years on the Duluth City Council, Councilwoman Marsha Anderson Bomar announced on Friday night that she will not run for another term that would have put her time on the council at an even two decades.
Gwinnett County commissioners got some news that they likely welcomed on Tuesday: They may not need to dip into the county's reserves nearly as much as expected to balance the county's 2021 budget.
Lawrenceville will have at least one open seat on its City Council up for grabs in the municipal elections this fall after Councilman Keith Roche announced he would not seek a third term in office.
A Snellville man has been arrested by federal officials who claim he allegedly concealed his involvement in political interrogations and physical abuses during the "Red Terror" in Ethiopia when he applied for U.S. citizenship.
There were no standoffs between the Gwinnett County Board of Education and parents at the board's meeting on Thursday, and district officials said they were thankful for that.
Former Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash will receive the Gwinnett Chamber's highest award in August.
Gwinnett County commissioners approved three more agreements between the county and cities to have Tax Commissioner Tiffany Porter provide tax and fee billing services, but not without offering some criticism of the fact that the agreements call for the cities to pay a supplement to Porter's salary.
The Georgia House and Senate committees in charge of drawing new congressional and legislative district lines this year heard an earful Tuesday from activists calling for fairness in a process that is typically highly partisan.
ATLANTA – The two committees in the General Assembly in charge of drawing new congressional and legislative district lines this year have set the schedule for 10 remaining town hall hearings across Georgia.
The projects included in the infrastructure bill pending in the U.S. House of Representatives are just part of many efforts that Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, D-Ga., said are underway to impact infrastructure in Gwinnett County in a big, long-term way.
Gwinnett County Commissioner Kirkland Carden is pushing to create new oversight for trash collection companies that operate in unincorporated parts of the county in light of numerous complaints he said commissioners have been receiving about solid waste haulers.
The board created earlier this year to advise the Gwinnett County Police Department and county commissioners on policy matters is on the cusp of finalizing its recommendation that Gwinnett leaders decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
State Rep. Jesse Petrea, R-Savannah, announced the two final designs for a proposed Tybee Island Lighthouse license plate that will be used to support the Tybee Island Historical Society on Tuesday.
Gov. Brian Kemp sat down with Lawrenceville officials, as well as owners of businesses on the Lawrenceville Square, to talk about the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the city's economy on Monday.
Gwinnettians were elected to the top two positions in the Georgia Republican Party at its convention in Jekyll Island this weekend.
Gwinnett County Board of Education Chairman Everton Blair pushed back against opponents of teaching Critical Race Theory in schools in a statement published on Facebook early Friday morning, saying the opponents were missing its point.
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, D-Ga., filed two infrastructure bills that her office said are aimed at addressing suburban infrastructure needs this past week.
Gwinnett County commissioners have signed off on the construction of a roundabout that will be built near the new Seckinger High School in the Hamilton Mill area.
A former Loganville City Council member who is currently serving as the city's Development Authority chairman is tossing his hat in the ring to run for mayor.
Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson had one clear message this past week for people who might be concerned the county’s leaders could be planning to “defund the police” by reducing spending on police services: That isn’t happening in Gwinnett anytime soon.
Commissioner Ben Ku told a small group of people at a dinner party Wednesday night that he will seek re-election next year before making an official announcement on social media later that night.
A state legislator from Buford who was barred from the Georgia House of Representatives chambers for a time during this year's legislative session for not taking a COVID-19 test has announced he won't seek another term in office.
Peachtree Corners officials are speaking out about a proposed contract between the city and Gwinnett County to have Tax Commissioner Tiffany Porter's Office do billing services for the city — while likely paying a supplement to her salary.
Gwinnett County Public Schools announced it will no longer require people wear face masks in its facilities, in light of a recent order by Gov. Brian Kemp, but the district is pleading with visitors to continue wearing them for the time being.
Three Gwinnett County cities appear poised to pay Tax Commissioner Tiffany Porter a supplement to her salary to get her to do their tax billing.
ATLANTA - Republicans are starting to step into the vacuum left when GOP Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan announced last week he would not seek a second term.
The county announced on its website on Friday that Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson issued an executive order a day earlier to rescind the mask mandate she put in place earlier this year.
Gwinnett County is putting equity plans in place for its redevelopment of Gwinnett Place Mall as well as addressing disparities in how different members of the county's diverse community is served, according to county commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson.
Gwinnett County officials are getting ready to expand the county's Police Training Center in Lawrenceville.
Norcross Mayor Craig Newton and the City Council passed an anti-discrimination resolution earlier this month declaring that the city condemns “hate crimes, discrimination and racism in all forms.”
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan announced Monday he will not seek reelection to another term as Georgia’s second-highest state elected official, opening the door for a fierce 2022 campaign between Republicans and Democrats vying to replace him.
Loganville Mayor Rey Martinez announced on Wednesday that he will run for the Georgia House District 114 seat that long-time Republican state Rep. Tom Kirby currently holds.
Gwinnett County residents can meet with District Attorney Patsy Austin-Gatson on Friday night and find out what she is planning to do as the county's top prosecutor.
Several local groups and state lawmakers are gearing up to help Georgia city and county officials distribute the latest round of federal COVID-19 relief funds to underserved communities most in need.