Focus On Gwinnett Cities

Focus On Gwinnett Cities

Duluth approves $176K for public safety security fencing

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 23, 2020

The Duluth City Council recently approved a contract to install fencing and gate access for the Public Safety Center building at 3276 Buford Highway.

 

Norcross trashes idea to enclose downtown trash compactor

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 23, 2020

The Norcross City Council recently changed course on plans to add a trash compactor enclosure behind Paizanos restaurant at 7 Jones St. The city had previously contracted with Malco Construction for the Downtown Norcross Compactor Enclosure project in the amount of $114,682.

 

Braselton planners to consider Jesse Cronic Rd. rezoning

Braselton News

September 23, 2020

Braselton planners will consider a rezoning request next week for a massive mixed use project off Jesse Cronic Rd.

 

Fireworks for Christmas? You never know what 2020 will bring

Gwinnett Daily Post

September 22, 2020

With the way 2020 has gone so far, it’s never too early for some good news — even if you have to wait until Christmas. That’s how the city of Lawrenceville feels about its latest announcement that Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s bringing fireworks.

 

Norcross citizens invited to help shape Buford Highway corridor

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 22, 2020

Norcross is looking for individuals from the community to participate as part of a Buford Highway Corridor steering committee. The city is coordinating a Master Plan with the help of the Sizemore Group for strategic revitalization and redevelopment of the 1.85-mile long Buford Highway corridor.

 

Norcross completes Hunter-Walker Trail

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 17, 2020

Construction on the Hunter-Walker Trail, a 0.17-mile trail connecting Hunter Street and Rossie Brundage Park in Norcross, is now complete.

 

Norcross passes mask requirement for city-owned spaces

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 17, 2020

The city of Norcross has passed a resolution requiring people to wear masks in indoor spaces owned or leased by the city.

 

Snellville's The Grove at Town Center project on track to break ground this year

Gwinnett Daily Post

September 14, 2020

The city and co-developers CASTO and MidCity recently announced that a City Market construction and leasing agreement for the development had been reached and approved by the city council.

 

Duluth residents invited to complete housing survey

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 11, 2020

Residents in Duluth are invited to complete a 2020 Residential Community Preference Survey. The anonymous survey is the first in a series designed to help city leaders plan for the future of Duluth.

 

Duluth civic meeting planned as virtual event

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 11, 2020

Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris and Mayor Pro Tem Kelvin J. Kelkenberg will conduct the city’s second Connect Duluth: Virtual Civic Meeting 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. The outreach program is designed to inspire meaningful conversations between members of the community and city leaders.

 

Braselton to consider mixed use development with 220 rental homes

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 11, 2020

The residential component of the proposed project would include 220 homes under one ownership made available to rent individually.

 

Braselton bought a Jackson County home and plans to sell it. Here's why

Gainesville Times

September 9, 2020

“The property owner didn’t want to sell us a portion of her property but was interested in selling it all,” Town Manager Jennifer Scott said. “So, we purchased the home and lot, built the lift station, have replatted (the property), and are now selling the home.”

 

Braselton holding public hearing on capital improvement plan update

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 8, 2020

Braselton will hold a public hearing in the Braselton Police and Municipal Court Facility, 5040 Highway 53 to discuss the 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Element update.

 

Gwinnett leaders agree to buy Lawrenceville water system

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 3, 2020

Gwinnett County will buy the city of Lawrenceville’s water system. County commissioners approved the sale Tuesday, after the city council passed the measure the day before.

 

Buford proposes millage rate and sets date to approve 2021 budget

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 1, 2020

The proposed tax increase for a home valued at $275,000 is approximately $118.80, and for a non-homestead property valued at $625,000, property taxes will increase by about $270.

 

Suwanee works out agreement with HOA for trail access

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 1, 2020

The Suwanee City Council recently approved an agreement with the Pierce Point subdivision homeowners association for access and trail maintenance to the Suwanee Creek Greenway.

 

Suwanee sets qualifying to fill open council seat

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 1, 2020

Citizens in Suwanee will have the opportunity to elect a new council member Nov. 3.

 

Fundraiser in Sugar Hill to provide veterinary scholarships

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 1, 2020

In honor of the new ducks taking up residence in downtown Sugar Hill, the city is partnering with Quantum Bank for a fundraiser benefitting the Gwinnett Tech Foundation. The city will be selling white, rubber ducks to benefit the Parker Killian Gives Moore Scholarship.

 

Lawrenceville approved as a Purple Heart City

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 1, 2020

At the city’s most recent council meeting, Mayor David Still read a proclamation declaring Lawrenceville as a Purple Heart City by the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

 

Braselton to consider zoning for 318 new homes

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 1, 2020

The proposed project on the south side of Duncan Creek Road would include 141 acres and include a recreation area at the rear of the property with a cabana, pool and “tot lot” with about 28 acres of passive open space.

 

Lawrenceville to purchase Villa Lodge & Suites

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 31, 2020

The Lawrenceville City Council recently approved an agreement with the Downtown Development Authority to purchase 512 West Crogan Street, also known as Villa Lodge & Suites.

 

Lawrenceville intends to sell water system to county

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 28, 2020

The city of Lawrenceville plans to sell its water system to Gwinnett County.

 

Lawrenceville leaders considering selling city's water distribution system to Gwinnett County

Gwinnett Daily Post

August 27, 2020

The Lawrenceville City Council is expected to meet next week to make a city a major decision concerning the city's water distribution system.

 

Snellville breaks ground on Greenway Trail project

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 27, 2020

Snellville officials recently broke ground on the Greenway Trail, a project that will provide a trail system around the city's The Grove at Towne Center development.

 

Four candidates qualify for open council seats in Norcross

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 27, 2020

Qualifying to become a candidate for Norcross city council member closed Aug. 21.

 

Miss out on July Fourth fireworks? Braselton is holding a ‘Red, White and Blue Redo’ Sept. 5

Gainesville Times

August 25, 2020

To protect residents and visitors, Nikki Perry, Braselton’s tourism director, said the city plans to host a “reverse parade.” Instead of allowing spectators to line the streets and watch floats and decorated vehicles pass by, the opposite will happen.

 

Duluth to show 'Grease' in drive-in movie theater format

Gwinnett Daily Post

August 24, 2020

The city of Duluth is offering residents a chance to watch a movie that reminisces about the 1950's in a setting evokes that era: a drive-in movie theater.

 

Sugar Hill announces downtown duck names

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 21, 2020

Social distancing is apparently not required for Sugar Hill’s new downtown ducks. The team of ducks has grown from two to four during the time it has taken the city to conduct a friendly contest to name the ducks. This week, the city announced their names: Sugar, Shine, Walter and Gracie.

 

Duluth approves contract for system upgrade maintenance

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 21, 2020

The Duluth City Council recently agreed to execute a 10-year system upgrade maintenance agreement with Motorola Solutions. The maintenance agreement is necessary to operate the city’s current dispatching equipment/software.

 

Sugar Hill seeks high school students for youth council

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 19, 2020

The Sugar Hill Youth Council is designed to help high school students learn how and why local government works and why participation in the process is important to democratic governance. The city is accepting applications now through 5 p.m. Aug. 21.

 

Norcross seeking volunteers for boards, authorities

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 19, 2020

Volunteers are needed in Norcross for the Historic Preservation Commission, Housing Authority and Architectural Review Board, as well as the Public Arts Commission and Sustainable Norcross Commission.

 

Dacula approves 49 homes on Drowning Creek Road

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 19, 2020

The Dacula City Council recently approved a request by William H. Mobley Estates for the annexation of 34.14 acres, rezoning and variances to allow for the construction of 49 single-family homes off Drowning Creek Road.

 

Lawrenceville to put spotlight on artists and performers

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 17, 2020

Lawrenceville is seeking artists and performers to provide live entertainment in Downtown Lawrenceville.

 

Norcross City Manager Rudolph Smith preparing to retire after 40 years in municipal government

Gwinnett Daily Post

August 17, 2020

After four decades in municipal government, including more than two decades with the city of Norcross, City Manager Rudolph Smith is preparing to retire.

 

Downtown Lawrenceville parking deck ahead of schedule

Gwinnett Daily Post

August 17, 2020

Construction crews working on one of the city’s major downtown projects, the parking deck between Chestnut and Jackson Streets have been able to make good progress on that project, according to City Manager Chuck Warbington.

 

Duluth to use SPLOST and grant funds for street improvements

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 14, 2020

Duluth will use a 2020 Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG) and 2017 SPLOST monies to fund full depth reclamation of a number of city streets.

 

Suwanee reduces revenue projections due to pandemic

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 12, 2020

Suwanee began the new fiscal year July 1 with a $13.4 million balanced operating budget representing a 3.3% decrease in operating expenditures as compared to FY 2020.

 

Lawrenceville approves zoning for 12 townhomes on Moon Road

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 12, 2020

Zoning for has been approved 12 new townhomes on Moon Road at its intersection with Old Snellville Highway in Lawrenceville.

 

Norcross artist brightening Hunter-Walker Trail

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 11, 2020

The city is reminding visitors along the trail to be respectful of Dr. Domschke’s artistry and give her space to complete her work at safe social distance.

 

Suwanee plans to keep millage rate the same, public hearings scheduled

Gwinnett Daily Post

August 10, 2020

Suwanee officials are planning to keep the city’s millage rate at the same level that it’s been at for nearly a decade, city officials announced Friday.

 

Snellville canceling most events through at least October because of COVID-19

Gwinnett Daily Post

August 10, 2020

The city announced the suspension of Snellville Tourism and Trade events on Thursday. The only events expected to continue this fall are the Snellville Farmer’s Market and Food Truck Friday events.

 

Snellville opts to keep same millage rate for property taxes

Gwinnett Daily Post

August 10, 2020

The approval of the millage rate, which determines how much property owners will pay the city in property taxes, come on the heels of the City Council’s adoption of a $13.06 million city budget in June.

 

Norcross adopts same millage rate resulting in slight property tax increase

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 7, 2020

Based on the city’s tax digest and following a series of public hearings, the Norcross City Council voted recently to set the 2020 millage rate at 6.749 mills. This is the same rate as was adopted in 2019.

 

Lawrenceville keeps millage rate at 1.826 mills

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 7, 2020

Following a series of public hearings, Lawrenceville’s Mayor and City Council voted to adopt a 2020 millage rate of 1.826 mills. This is the same millage rate as adopted in 2019 and one of the lowest municipal rates for property tax in the county.

 

Suwanee to participate in task force to prevent elder abuse

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 6, 2020

The Suwanee City Council recently voted to adopt a memorandum of understanding with the Office of the District Attorney Gwinnett Judicial Circuit to participate in a task force to prevent elder abuse.

 

Duluth seeks stories from the city’s past

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 6, 2020

As Duluth embarks on the revitalization of Rogers Bridge, the city is seeking nostalgic stories and photos from the city’s past.

 

Snellville refuses to raise millage rate sixth year in a row

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 6, 2020

Following a series of public hearings, Snellville’s Mayor and City Council voted to approve a millage rate of 4.588 mills. This is the sixth year in a row the city has adopted the same millage rate.

 

Lawrenceville trying out new sidewalk dining on downtown square

Gwinnett Daily Post

August 5, 2020

The city recently completed construction of a new bricked in area in front of Local Republic and McCray’s Tavern on Perry Street. While it currently looks like just another sidewalk area, it will soon have tables and diners enjoying meals, starting around the middle of this month.

 

Lawrenceville Mayor David Still: All remaining large 2020 events canceled

Gwinnett Daily Post

August 4, 2020

Lawrenceville has cancelled all of the remaining large events it had planned for the rest of this year because of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, Mayor David Still announced Sunday.

 

Braselton to celebrate groundbreaking for new fire station

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 3, 2020

While all social distancing protocols will be in place, city leaders and the fire board plan to take a photo with the engineer/architects and contractors.

 

Suwanee to use grant for pedestrian and bicycle plan update

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 3, 2020

Suwanee was awarded $160,000 to complete a study of potential projects for the city’s pedestrian and bicycle plan update. To receive the funds, the city has entered into a contract with the Atlanta Regional Commission, which administers the funds.

 

Gwinnett health officials, local leaders launch campaign to urge residents participation in COVID-19 fight

Gwinnett Daily Post

August 3, 2020

The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale Health Departments is teaming up with Gwinnett’s 16 cities and other community partners in the county for a campaign to urge residents to be “team players” and take precautions to stop the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

 

Snellville seeking input on proposed Unified Development Ordinance

Gwinnett Daily Post

August 3, 2020

Snellville officials are asking residents to weigh in on the city’s proposed Unified Development Ordinance that is set to be adopted later this year.

 

Braselton approves comp plan

Braselton News

August 3, 2020

Braselton has formally adopted an updated comprehensive plan.

 

Lawrenceville working to cut down on police response to security system false alarms

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 31, 2020

Security systems alerted the Lawrenceville Police Department of potential break-ins 2,473 times in 2019. All but six of them were false alarms, according to police data, but officers responded to every one.

 

Snellville seeks public input on unified development ordinance

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 30, 2020

Snellville is seeking input from residents on the proposed Unified Development Ordinance. The UDO brings together the city’s ordinances and regulations into one document making it easier for residents, builders and city officials to find information about land use, subdivisions, flood and environmental protection and building standards.

 

Berkeley Lake rolls back millage rate to lower taxes

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 30, 2020

The Berkeley Lake City Council recently approved a 2020 rollback millage rate of 1.755 mills.

 

Snellville approves open containers in new downtown district

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 30, 2020

nellville has created the Towne Center Entertainment District, an area anchored by a forthcoming mixed-use development that will become the city’s new downtown.

 

Buford reducing millage rate; but tax increase still expected

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 29, 2020

The Buford Board of Commissioners is tentatively planning to set the 2020 millage rate at 12.65 mills, less than the 2019 rate of 12.70, but still considered a tax increase by state officials.

 

Longtime Lawrenceville Municipal Court Judge Dennis Still set to retire in December

Gwinnett Daily Post

July 29, 2020

After 42 years as an attorney and judge in Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville Municipal Court Judge Dennis T. Still will retire from the bench at the end of the year.

 

Lawrenceville officials looking forward to new opportunities with new amphitheater

Gwinnett Daily Post

July 29, 2020

The Lawrenceville Lawn has been the site of big concerts for years, but the city has never actually had a permanent stage for musicians and other performers to perform on.

 

Sugar Hill plans to keep millage rate the same this year.

Gwinnett Daily Post

July 27, 2020

Sugar Hill residents shouldn’t have any trouble remembering the city’s proposed 2020 millage rate. It’s the same rate that the city has had for the last 16 years: 3.8 mills.

 

City of Sugar Hill sets FY21 budget hearings

Access North Georgia

July 27, 2020

The City of Sugar Hill has tentatively adopted a 2020 millage rate of 3.8 mils, which is the same millage rate the city has adopted for 16 consecutive years.

 

Lawrenceville City Council wants Confederate monument removed from Gwinnett Historic Courthouse grounds

Gwinnett Daily Post

July 21, 2020

Lawrenceville's mayor and city council have said the Confederate monument currently located on the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse grounds can be in someplace like a museum, but they no longer want it on the Lawrenceville Square.

 

Calls grow for removal of Confederate monument in Lawrenceville

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 20, 2020

Lawrenceville city leaders have joined the chorus of voices calling for Gwinnett County to remove a Confederate monument from the town square.

 

Lawrenceville officials will now enforce public assembly ordinance

Access North Georgia

July 16, 2020

For the last several weeks, officials in the city of Lawrenceville have allowed impromptu demonstrations for groups who want to voice their opinions on concerns over current events, but as of this week, organizers for future protests will need to file a proper application per an established city ordinance.

 

Lawrenceville says public assembly ordinance to be enforced, protestors must now go through application, approval process

Gwinnett Daily Post

July 15, 2020

Lawrenceville officials announced Tuesday that they will begin enforcing the city's public assembly guidelines again, ending a period where protesters were allowed to demonstrate in the county seat without first getting approval to do so.

 

Norcross selects firm to create Buford Highway master plan

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 15, 2020

Norcross has chosen the Sizemore Group, LLC to conduct an in-depth study and develop a plan for the Buford Highway Corridor. The $91,000 contract is funded by the Electric Fund as an Economic Development Contribution.

 

Norcross to implement new cemetery master plan

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 15, 2020

The Norcross City Council recently approved the go-ahead for the Public Works, Utilities and Parks department to begin implementation of the Cemetery Master Plan directives compiled by L.F. Sloan Consulting and reviewed by the cemetery review committee.

 

Norcross selects design firm for police administration building

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 15, 2020

Norcross has chosen an architectural services firm to design the renovation of the existing Norcross Branch Public Library at 6025 Buford Highway into a new police administration building.

 

Town defers vote on new comp plan

Braselton News

July 14, 2020

The Braselton Town Council deferred a vote on an updated comp plan for the town on July 13.

 

Sugar Hill invites public to help shape future greenway phase

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 13, 2020

Sugar Hill is developing a conceptual design for an upcoming phase of the city’s 16-mile greenway. The public is invited to a virtual open house 2 to 3 p.m. July 15 to learn about how the existing conditions of the study area will influence the conceptual design and to consider alternative routes for this segment of the trail.

 

Sugar Hill cancels Sparks in the Park celebration because of COVID-19 concerns

Gwinnett Daily Post

July 10, 2020

The nation's 244th birthday won't be celebrated belatedly in Sugar Hill after all, city officials have announced.

 

Rotarians bring holiday meals to Duluth police on Fourth of July

Gwinnett Daily Post

July 6, 2020

Duluth Rotarians spent part of the Fourth of July serving some of the city's public servants.

 

Duluth officer praised for act of kindness toward stranded mom, child

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 2, 2020

Officer Addington with the Duluth Police is being praised on social media for his act of kindness.

 

Lawrenceville adding city jobs, giving raises amid pandemic

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 2, 2020

Despite declining revenues that have caused other governments to furlough and lay off workers, the city of Lawrenceville was able to include seven new jobs and an average 7% raise for its employees in its latest budget, which took effect July 1.

 

Lawrenceville says no to mixed-use/apartments on University Parkway

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 1, 2020

Following a recent public hearing, the Lawrenceville City Council voted unanimously to deny a request for annexation of 42.1 acres currently in unincorporated Gwinnett, along University Parkway between Buford Drive and Collins Hill Road.

 

Braselton Main Street program earns national reaccreditation for investments to downtown

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 30, 2020

The Braselton Main Street program recently earned another reaccreditation certificate after meeting 10 rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

 

Gold Mine Park in Sugar Hill is ready for the bid phase

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 30, 2020

Sugar Hill is building a 9.2-acre “Gold Mine Park” that will sit along Level Creek Road and serve as a trail head to the Sugar Hill Greenway. The 16-mile trail, which will circle around the city, will take hikers by one of the city’s old gold mines.

 

Have some fun by helping Sugar Hill name the ducks

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 30, 2020

Sugar Hill has two new feathered friends and is seeking help to name them.

 

COVID-19 increase leads Norcross to appointments at city hall

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 30, 2020

Norcross will begin allowing visits to City Hall, 65 Lawrenceville St., and other city facilities by appointment on July 1.

 

Suwanee approves permit for livestock on Abbey Hill Road

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 30, 2020

The Suwanee City Council recently approved a special use permit to allow livestock at 181 Abbey Hill Road.

 

Braselton to consider rental townhomes request July 9

Braselton News

June 30, 2020

Braselton leaders will soon consider a request to allow a townhome development in a manufacturing section of the town.

 

Braselton Main Street program earns national reaccreditation

Braselton News

June 29, 2020

The Braselton Main Street program earned another reaccreditation certificate having completed another program of work based on the national association’s review process.

 

Four Gwinnett cities earn Main Street America accreditation

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 26, 2020

Main Street America has once again recognized four Gwinnett municipalities for having completed work based on the national association’s stringent review process. Auburn, Braselton, Lawrenceville and Suwanee have been recognized for their commitment to improving quality of life, economic development, historic preservation, tourism and job creation at the local level.

 

Suwanee approves contract for Town Center expansion work

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 26, 2020

Suwanee City Council approved a contract that will help move a project to expand the city’s Town Center one step closer to reality.

 

Lawrenceville passes $182 million annual budget

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 25, 2020

The Lawrenceville City Council recently voted to adopt an annual $182-million Fiscal Year 2021 budget focused on investment in four key areas: development/redevelopment, the arts, infrastructure and human capital investment.

 

Braselton to consider 161 for-rent townhomes on Broadway Avenue

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 25, 2020

Braselton’s Mayor and Town Council will hold a public hearing at 4 p.m. July 9 at the Braselton Police and Municipal Court Building, 5040 Ga. 53 to consider an application for rezoning to allow for the development of 161 attached single-family dwelling units on Broadway Avenue/Ga. 124.

 

Gwinnett solicitor wants Confederate monument in Lawrenceville removed

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 25, 2020

Gwinnett Solicitor Brian Whiteside said he plans by the end of the week to file a request to remove a Confederate memorial statue in Lawrenceville.

 

Lawrenceville adopts $182M 2021 budget, but warns millage rate increase is anticipated

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 24, 2020

Lawrenceville officials are anticipating raising the city’s millage rate by an undetermined amount in 2021 as they plan to spend the more than $180 million for operations during its upcoming fiscal year.

 

Snellville approves $13M budget, maintains millage rate for 6th year

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 24, 2020

The Snellville city council recently approved a $13,063,295 Fiscal Year 2021 balanced budget while trying to predict how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect city revenue. The city anticipates a 40 percent decrease in hotel/motel room tax, a 20 percent decrease in the Title Ad Valorem Tax and a 25 percent reduction in intangible taxes.

 

Norcross celebrates National Pollinator Week with array of activities

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 23, 2020

As a second year Bee City USA affiliate, Norcross is celebrating National Pollinator Week this week by distributing pollination-themed activity workbooks and seed packets to local children, as well as launching an all-new subsite devoted to sustainability on the city website.

 

Suwanee receives 2020 Main Street accreditation, recognizing revitalization and preservation efforts

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 23, 2020

The city of Suwanee has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America program, a top tier of recognition signifying a proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach.

 

Norcross reactivates development authority

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 18, 2020

In a split vote, with Norcross Councilmember Josh Bare being the only to vote against the measure, the Norcross City Council voted recently to reactivate the Norcross Development Authority.

 

Suwanee invites public comment at Suwanee police assessment

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 18, 2020

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will start assessing the Suwanee Police Department on June 22 to examine all aspects of the department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

 

Norcross approves community improvement district expansion

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 18, 2020

The Norcross City Council recently approved a resolution consenting to the expansion of Gateway85 Gwinnett Community Improvement District boundaries.

 

Norcross agrees to $115K contract for trash compactor enclosure

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 18, 2020

The Norcross City Council recently approved a contract for the construction and installation of a trash compactor enclosure.The new compactor will be constructed in the city‐owned parking lot on Wingo Street directly behind Paizanos.

 

Snellville leaders adopt resolution condemning racism

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 17, 2020

The City Council adopted a resolution that condemns racism and commits city departments, including the police department, to ensure a “culture of trust” exists between the city and residents. Fostering that culture is an attempt to improve race relations within Snellville.

 

Gwinnett to move forward with MARTA extension in possible transit vote

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 17, 2020

Lawrenceville City Manager Chuck Warbington, a member of the ATL Board and a longtime proponent of transit in the county, said he thought it was “critically important” to have a transit hub outside the Perimeter.

 

Sugar Hill condemns racism in city resolution

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 16, 2020

Sugar Hill City Council adopted a resolution condemning racism last week on the heels of weeks of protest.

 

Braselton council approves budget

Braselton News

June 16, 2020

The Braselton Town Council recently approved its General Fund budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

 

Sugar Hill City Council passes resolution condemning racism

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 14, 2020

Sugar Hill leaders took a stand against racism this past week by adopting a resolution condemning it and proclaiming that there was no place for it in the north Gwinnett city.

 

Dacula received donation of protective face masks

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 12, 2020

The donation presented by Donald P. Burke, CFO of Beaver Paper, provides the city with washable and reusable masks that will help protect city employees from the spread of the novel coronavirus as they return to work. The masks will also be available for city hall visitors

 

Protests against excessive police force in America continue in Gwinnett County for third week

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 12, 2020

“We are very proud of these young people and their commitment to raising awareness about critical issues affecting our society,” City Manager Butch Sanders said. “Snellville celebrates its diverse community and we are going to work to keep our neighbors together and continue to support minority-owned businesses.”

 

Snellville reschedules July 4 fireworks celebration

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 12, 2020

Due to concerns about COVID-19, Snellville has postponed the city’s Star Spangled Snellville celebration normally held on July 4. The event, complete with fireworks, food, entertainment and live music, will take place 3 to 9 p.m. Sept. 5 on the Towne Green.

 

Snellville condemns racism in resolution, creates advisory council

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 11, 2020

The Snellville City Council passed a resolution condemning racism Monday night and committed to building a “culture of trust” between the city, its police department and residents.

 

Lawrenceville proposes $167 million budget for FY 2021

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 9, 2020

Lawrenceville held a public hearing on May 20 to review the city’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget.

 

Lawrenceville approves apartment housing on Grayson Highway

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 9, 2020

The Lawrenceville City Council recently approved zoning and permits that will help move forward a 156-unit apartment complex on Grayson Highway, just south of its intersection with Applewood Drive.

 

Suwanee moves forward with Main Street drainage and parking project

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 7, 2020

Suwanee has agreed to a revised lease agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway Company for about 18,295 square feet of property along Main Street from Russell Street to a point in front of the Main Street Park basketball court. The area will accommodate the city’s Main Street plans to improve stormwater drainage, public parking, and a sidewalk.

 

Suwanee approves updated council code of conduct

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 7, 2020

The Suwanee City Council recently approved an updated version of the Council Code of Conduct. The 8-point code commits to “listening to each other objectively and openly.”

 

Lawrenceville approves Third Rail Distillers plan for Depot area

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 7, 2020

Following a recent public hearing, the Lawrenceville City Council approved a special use permit to allow Third Rail Distillers to provide a craft distillery with a tasting room in the Depot area on North Clayton Street at its intersection with Seaboard Airline railroad.

 

Dacula proposes maintaining millage rate at 4.806 mills

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 7, 2020

According to city documents, Dacula’s mayor and council “have carried out a deliberate strategy over the last several years to keep city taxes low without negatively impacting the quality of the city services provided to its citizens.”

 

Lawrenceville Police Chief Tim Wallis sits down with protest organizers to discuss police relations with African-Americans

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 7, 2020

The meeting was an opportunity for both sides of the recent protests in Lawrenceville, police and members of the local African-American community, to sit down and discuss the issues that have resulted in the protests.

 

Local leaders show demonstrators support in downtown Duluth

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 7, 2020

Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris spoke just before the march began, with the demonstrators walking toward Buford Highway. “I know that we are all made in the image of God and that represents unconditional love,” Harris said. “And we need to have unconditional love for every race and every culture that’s around us,” she said.

 

Protests against excessive police force planned for Duluth, Suwanee and Lilburn on Friday

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 5, 2020

Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris is expected to join state legislators and representatives from the Gwinnett Chapter of the NAACP in a protest and march that is expected to take place around downtown Duluth from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Norcross continue conservation work with renewed Bee City certification

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 3, 2020

Bee City USA has renewed the City of Norcross’ Bee City certification for 2020.

 

Lawrenceville will not extend curfew for second night

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 3, 2020

The decision to not extend a curfew in the city came the morning after a peaceful protest at Lawrenceville City Hall. Officials had closed City Hall early and implemented a curfew on Monday after two days of protests in or near the county seat.

 

Art/history room at Broadstone Sugar Hill nearing construction phase

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 3, 2020

Sugar Hill’s mixed-use development, Broadstone Sugar Hill, is set to include two street-level units that will house the Sugar Hill Arts Commission gallery and the Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society’s museum.

 

Hearings again tabled on Braselton area apartments

Braselton News

June 2, 2020

Hearings on a request for a large apartment project in the Braselton area were again deferred this week.

 

Peaceful protest in downtown Lawrenceville Monday night following death of George Floyd ends in prayer

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 2, 2020

Monday morning, Lawrenceville Mayor David Still and the city council announced they would implement a 9 p.m. curfew beginning Monday night that would possibly extended into Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

Grayson mayor tells Gwinnett leaders transit not wanted in her city

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 1, 2020

Grayson Mayor Allison Wilkerson may have sparked a bidding war between other Gwinnett cities for transit funding Thursday afternoon.

 

Gwinnett cities weigh in on transit plan proposal

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 1, 2020

Sugar Hill City Manager Paul Radford, a member of the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority board, said he was in favor of the proposed project list.

 

Duluth offering dining tents in support of downtown restaurants

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 1, 2020

The city of Duluth is offering a way for residents to enjoy downtown restaurants, while still practicing the necessary social distancing protocols.

 

Loganville kicking off 2020 Groovin' on the Green concert series on June 19

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 1, 2020

Officials in the city of Loganville are aiming to make this summer feel more like normal for its residents after months of closures caused by the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic.

 

Some Gwinnett cities looking to postpone patriotic fireworks celebrations, but others are canceling them

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 1, 2020

Sugar Hill officials announced on Friday that their patriotic event, Sparks in the Park, will happen — just nearly a month later than usual.

 

Norcross led Gwinnett cities in estimated population over last decade

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 1, 2020

If population estimates are any indication, Norcross has seen more growth in the last decade than any other city in Gwinnett County, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

“Would you attend?” Norcross seeks public input on fall events

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 1, 2020

Norcross is planning ahead for the fall in hopes this unprecedented health crisis will have disappeared or calmed to a safe level. As the city looks toward planning for the remaining 2020 events calendar, Norcross leaders want input from residents, visitors and business owners on their interest in fall events.

 

Lawrenceville will 'probably' have a curfew on Monday after second day of protests in or near Gwinnett's county seat

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 1, 2020

Lawrenceville officials are expected to implement a 9 p.m. curfew for the city on Monday after two days of protests in or near Gwinnett County's government seat in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, according to City Manager Chuck Warbington.

 

Lawrenceville Mayor David Still, anticipating protests, warns against violence

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 1, 2020

Lawrenceville officials are urging residents who protest the death of George Floyd and other issues they see with the treatment of minorities to keep their protests peaceful as the city prepares for potential actions on Sunday and Monday.

 

Lawrenceville implements 9 p.m. curfew, second city in metro Atlanta

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 1, 2020

City Manager Chuck Warbington said City Hall will close at 3 p.m. in the Gwinnett County city. A protest is scheduled for 5 p.m. at City Hall.

 

Braselton main budget calling for cuts

Braselton News

June 1, 2020

Like a lot of other governments across the state, the Town of Braselton is looking to cut its main budget for its upcoming fiscal year.

 

Norcross certified as bee friendly for second year

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 29, 2020

“The City of Norcross understands the importance of sustaining pollinators, which is why we applied to become a Bee City USA affiliate in 2018,” said Norcross Mayor Craig Newton.

 

Duluth adds dining tents to help maintain social distancing

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 29, 2020

Duluth has temporarily installed three dine-in tents in the downtown area to allow the public to visit local restaurants while maintaining social distancing. Two of the tents are in the Town Green and one in Parsons Alley.

 

City of Norcross celebrates local high school grads with digital billboard

Gwinnett Daily Post

May 29, 2020

“The Class of 2020 has had to face obstacles like no other graduating class before them,” Norcross Mayor Craig Newton said. "(The class) has faced much, but their achievement is all the greater because of it. We are so proud of these students’ resilience, and just wanted to do a little something for them to help make this time special.”

 

Suwanee offering business license tax credit because of COVID-19 pandemic

Gwinnett Daily Post

May 28, 2020

Suwanee officials announced they will offer businesses a tax break to help them recover from any negative economic affects they felt form the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic.

 

Braselton town employees would get 3% raise in proposed 2021 budget

Gainesville Times

May 28, 2020

At least one group of workers isn’t getting a pay cut in the economic downturn — Braselton town employees.

 

More flexible housing options one goal in Braselton Comp Plan update

Braselton News

May 27, 2020

A major rewrite of the Town of Braselton's development codes will be one of the major focuses of the community's 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update.

 

Snellville Police Department partners with G.R.E.A.T. Little Minds for summer book drive

Gwinnett Daily Post

May 27, 2020

“The Snellville Police Department is proud to partner with the Gwinnett Coalition allowing us to serve as a book donation site for the G.R.E.A.T. Little Minds program,” Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead said.

 

Norcross to celebrate 2020 graduates with parade

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 27, 2020

Norcross will celebrate the Class of 2020 high school and college graduates who are residents of the city with a socially distant parade.

 

Snellville opening public pool at Briscoe Park with precautions

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 26, 2020

The city of Snellville is opening the public pool at T.W. Briscoe Park on May 29, but with new coronavirus-related precautions in place.

 

Braselton residents invited to comment on town's draft comprehensive plan

Braselton News

May 26, 2020

After spending the last 10 months studying the Town of Braselton, contractors and town leaders have created a draft of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan to guide the growth of the town for the next two decades.

 

Georgia governments can’t hold online hearings in COVID-19 era

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 26, 2020

The meeting was awkward, City Manager Chuck Warbington said, as people got used to wearing masks and sitting eight feet apart. But he said Lawrenceville’s meeting was a success and local leaders will continue to get used to the new normal.

 

Dacula resumes city operations; court opens June 16

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 22, 2020

Dacula has resumed city operations. The city’s municipal court will resume in-person hearings at 1:30 p.m. June 16.

 

Braselton releases comprehensive draft plan for public review

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 22, 2020

After months of analysis, meetings with the community, and assessing many ideas, Braselton’s draft comprehensive plan is ready for review and feedback.

 

Sugar Hill holding virtual Memorial Day ceremony, monument dedication

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 21, 2020

The city of Sugar Hill will be taking its Memorial Day celebration and veteran’s monument dedication virtual this year.

 

Residents have until June 17 to comment on Braselton 20-year plan

Gainesville Times

May 21, 2020

Residents have until June 17 to comment on the document through an online survey or by emailing the town at abustin@tsw-design.com.

 

Suwanee offers businesses one-time credit for occupation taxes

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 21, 2020

As part of a program to provide relief to Suwanee businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Suwanee City Council voted unanimously May 14 to establish a new ordinance providing a one-time credit of up to $500 to existing and new businesses for occupation taxes owed to the city.

 

Suwanee receives $160K grant for loop trail study

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 21, 2020

The Atlanta Regional Commission recently awarded a $160,000 Livable Centers Initiative grant to Suwanee for the development of a concept for a pedestrian and bicycle loop around the city.

 

Braselton comp plan ready for review

Braselton News

May 21, 2020

Braselton has released its draft 20-year comprehensive plan, a document that guides future growth in the town. Citizens have until June 17 to to review and comment on the proposal.

 

Atlanta Regional Commission awards $310,000 in LCI grants to Lawrenceville, Suwanee

Gwinnett Daily Post

May 20, 2020

The cities of Lawrenceville and Suwanee are receiving a combined $310,000 from the Atlanta Regional Commission to pay for planning for projects in their respective jurisdictions.

 

Sugar Hill announces plans for Memorial Day ceremony, veterans memorial dedication

Access North Georgia

May 20, 2020

City officials in Sugar Hill announced on Tuesday plans for a Memorial Day ceremony and memorial dedication that will be open to the public and live-streamed online.

 

Braselton planners recommend denial of town home plans

Braselton News

May 19, 2020

Plans for a town home development in an industrial area of Braselton were dealt a blow May 18 when the town's planning board voted 3-1 to recommend denial of a rezoning for the proposed project.

 

Braselton 'safest city' in Georgia

Braselton News

May 18, 2020

Braselton has been named the safest city in the state.

 

Snellville proposes $13 million FY 2021 budget

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 15, 2020

Snellville recently unveiled its Fiscal Year 2021 budget. While the city states the proposed budget reflects the economic hardships predicted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the numbers are actually higher than last year’s by 3.2 percent or $414,431.

 

Sugar Hill Veterans Memorial nearly ready for Memorial Day

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 14, 2020

Final punch list work continues on the Sugar Hill Veterans Memorial. Sign work continues as the city waits on a couple of replacement items.

 

Council approves civic center bid

Braselton News

May 14, 2020

Braselton leaders approved a bid package this week for the town’s civic center project.

 

Duluth seeks public input on reopening city businesses

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 13, 2020

The city is seeking input about the health and safety protocols citizens would like to see in place when dining, shopping or scheduling of services.

 

Braselton seeking artists for downtown mural project

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 13, 2020

In an ongoing effort to bring art and continued beautification to Downtown Braselton, the town is seeking artists to participate in a mural project.

 

Duluth reopening city hall, court after coronavirus closures

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 12, 2020

Duluth is the latest city in Gwinnett County to reopen its government facilities after closures caused by coronavirus.

 

Braselton prepares to reopen town later this month

Access North Georgia

May 11, 2020

Offices in the town of Braselton are set to reopen on May 18, but some increased safety measures have been put in place.

 

Duluth amends city code to allow mayor, council to decline salary

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 11, 2020

The Duluth City Council recently voted to amend the city code allowing the mayor and council members to decline salary and/or per meeting compensation.

 

Sugar Hill challenges Norcross to lip sync battle

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 11, 2020

Sugar Hill has challenged Norcross “to put their skills to the test in an ultimate showdown of showmanship, creativity and fun” for a Lip Sync Battle.

 

Suwanee invites citizens to explore art from car

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 11, 2020

Suwanee is inviting citizens to take a break from home quarantine, load the family into the car, and take a drive through town to explore the art.

 

Snellville, Braselton reopening city halls to public

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 11, 2020

Two Gwinnett County cities are reopening their main government buildings after the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close.

 

Braselton to reopen May 18 with added safety precautions

Braselton News

May 8, 2020

The Town of Braselton offices will reopen to the public on May 18, with changes designed to protect the safety of employees and customers.

 

Duluth reopening tennis courts, other park restrictions still active

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 7, 2020

Duluth is reopening its tennis courts after a closure of more than a month. But other restrictions on the city’s parks and recreation facilities will remain in place indefinitely.

 

Braselton town offices to reopen May 18 under these conditions

Gainesville Times

May 7, 2020

Town of Braselton offices will reopen to the public on May 18, “with changes designed to protect the safety of employees and customers,” the town said in a press release Thursday, May 7.

 

Duluth hoping to reopen city hall, court by May 14

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 5, 2020

At Duluth’s most recent city council meeting, City Manager James Riker reported that the city’s staff is working toward the reopening of municipal court, city hall, and public works dumpsters on or around May 14.

 

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Six mayors back Lee Thompson in commission chairman's race

Gwinnett Daily Post

May 4, 2020

In the race to see who will be Gwinnett County’s next commission chairman, several of the county’s mayors are throwing their support behind an attorney who has worked with several cities over the years.

 

Snellville's Briscoe Park to Towne Center sidewalk plan receives $385K grant

Gwinnett Daily Post

May 4, 2020

The city of Snellville has been awarded $385,000 in Community Development Block Grant Program funds for the Briscoe Trail sidewalk construction project that will link The Grove at Towne Center with T.W. Briscoe Park.

 

Duluth, Lawrenceville and Suwanee jointly cancel events through July 10

Gwinnett Daily Post

May 4, 2020

The Fourth of July is canceled in three Gwinnett County cities.

 

Snellville approves speed cameras for 3 school zones

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 29, 2020

Snellville is the latest Gwinnett city to approve speed cameras for its school zones.

 

Mayor releases statement as local businesses reopen

Braselton News

April 28, 2020

Braselton mayor Bill Orr recently released a statement after Governor Brian Kemp announced plans to allow some businesses to reopen.

 

Lawrenceville lights downtown blue for coronavirus frontline workers

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 28, 2020

Lawrenceville has started an annual celebration of its law enforcement workers early to expand it to all frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Snellville, developers honoring city's history with Grove at Towne Center street names

Gwinnett Daily Post

April 27, 2020

The city and co-developers CASTO and MidCity announced this past week that they took cues from city history when choosing three street names in the city center development.

 

Lawrenceville to light city blue nightly to support COVID-19 frontline workers

Gwinnett Daily Post

April 27, 2020

Lawrenceville is inviting residents and business owners to turn the city blue each night, starting this weekend, in honor of people working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Board of appeals OKs lot changes to allow two restaurants

Braselton News

April 24, 2020

Braselton leaders recently approved a lot modification that will allow two more drive-thru restaurants in town.

 

Braselton to consider permit for auto express service

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 24, 2020

The Braselton Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. April 27 to discuss a conditional use permit request for an automobile express service establishment.

 

Gwinnett law enforcement celebrates healthcare workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 24, 2020

Officers from “every agency in Gwinnett County” convened outside Northside Hospital Gwinnett to hold a parade for healthcare workers, the Lawrenceville Police Department said in a tweet.

 

Duluth announces TikTok Challenge to keep residents creative during COVID-19 pandemic

Gwinnett Daily Post

April 23, 2020

Duluth officials are encouraging residents to be creative with how their occupy their time while sheltering in place because of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease outbreak — and to share videos of that creativity on social media.

 

Townhouses proposed on Hwy. 124

Braselton News

April 23, 2020

Braselton planners will consider a request in May to allow 161 for-rent townhouses in an industrial part of town.

 

Board of appeals OKs lot changes to allow two restaurants

Braselton News

April 23, 2020

Braselton leaders recently approved a lot modification that will allow two more drive-thru restaurants in town.

 

Duluth provides assistance to businesses during COVID-19 pandemic

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 22, 2020

In an effort to assist businesses during the current coronavirus pandemic, the Duluth City Council has relaxed and/or amended the city’s regulatory and tax requirements consistent with and supplemental to Governor Brian Kemp’s April 2 Executive Order.

 

Duluth amends Norfolk Southern agreement, gains downtown parking

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 22, 2020

In 2018, Duluth executed a landscape lease agreement with Norfolk Southern for property extending from the Mathias/Streetsmarts building to the new library. The city recently came to an agreement with Norfolk Southern to amend the landscape lease allowing for additional paved parking use.

 

Norcross allows power customers to defer payments due to coronavirus

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 22, 2020

The Norcross City Council passed a measure allowing the payment deferrals Monday night. People and businesses going through financial difficulties can apply for a deferral which would allow them to pause payments for the months of April, May and June.

 

Gwinnett neighbors help restaurants, COVID-19 frontline workers

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 20, 2020

Marc Cohen, a Sugar Hill city councilman and Wild Timber resident, says the group has received donations and volunteers from more than a quarter of the neighborhood.

 

Gwinnett county, cities are extending emergency orders

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 20, 2020

Chuck Warbington, Lawrenceville city manager, said the move doesn’t give governments any additional powers. But the extended state of emergency is required for some federal funding, and to continue provisions that are already in place, like waiving the normal procurement policy, he said.

 

Lawrenceville extends state of emergency to May 13

Gwinnett Daily Post

April 17, 2020

Lawrenceville leaders have extended the city's state of emergency to match a statewide one that has already been extended by Gov. Brian Kemp to mid-May because of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease pandemic.

 

Duluth cancels summer camp due to coronavirus pandemic

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 17, 2020

Duluth has canceled its summer camp program for 2020.

 

Braselton, Jackson partner for ramp landscape grant

Braselton News

April 16, 2020

The Braselton Town Council voted April 13 to authorize a joint application for a Roadside Enhancement Beautification Council grant that would fund improvements at the Hwy. 53 northbound exit. The grant — which is for a maximum of $50,000 — would fund landscaping upgrades to the triangle that sits to the left of the ramp.

 

Emergency personnel parade through South Hall neighborhoods

Gainesville Times

April 16, 2020

Braselton Police Department held a public safety parade through the neighborhoods of Hall County Monday, April 13.

 

Restaurant group, city partner to give out free meals in Gwinnett

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 16, 2020

A restaurant group is partnering with the city of Norcross to give out 500 free meals to anyone in need three times a week for the next three weeks.

 

Norcross working with Global Mall, area restaurants to feed needy families during COVID-19 outbreak

Gwinnett Daily Post

April 15, 2020

The city of Norcross and local restaurants and hospitality groups are teaming up to make sure families in need in that corner of Gwinnett County have access to food to get by during the COVID-19 coronavirus disease outbreak.

 

Lawrenceville mayor wants stricter stay-at-home rules than state

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 6, 2020

In Gwinnett County, city leaders worked with the county government to agree to restrictions that in some cases are stricter than the state’s order.

 

Norcross to suspend drive-through services at City Hall

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 6, 2020

The city of Norcross will suspend drive-through services at City Hall.

 

Lawrenceville to offer help with utility payments

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 3, 2020

Lawrenceville is offering $2 million worth of assistance to utility customers who are having trouble paying their gas bills because of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Lawrenceville announces $2M Utility Customer Stabilization Plan

Gwinnett Daily Post

April 3, 2020

Lawrenceville officials have announced a $2 million plan designed to ensure utility customer assistance during the COVID-19 coronavirus disease outbreak.

 

Braselton revises comp plan schedule

Braselton News

April 2, 2020

Braselton has amended a 20-year policy document that guides the future growth of the town and addresses the community’s vision and goals based on existing conditions and community input.

 

Braselton directs residents to stay at home, non-essential businesses to close Mar 27, 2020 0

Braselton News

March 30, 2020

The Braselton Town Council approved the order in a special called meeting March 27. The rules will take effect March 28 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue through April 13 at 11:59 p.m.

 

Gwinnett County, cities, order residents to stay at home

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 30, 2020

Gwinnett County and its 16 cities have issued a stay-at-home order for residents that goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

 

Braselton issues stay-at-home order

Gainesville Times

March 30, 2020

Braselton has issued a stay-at-home order effective from 12:01 a.m. on March 28 through 11:59 p.m. on April 13.

 

COVID-19: Gwinnett County And All 16 Gwinnett Cities Issue Stay At Home Orders

CBS Atlanta

March 30, 2020

Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash and the mayors of the cities in Gwinnett have issued stay at home orders for their respective jurisdictions as a means to protect the health, safety and welfare of Gwinnett County residents.

 

Loganville declares state of emergency

Walton Tribune

March 27, 2020

In a historic meeting conducted by a digital conference, city leaders passed emergency orders due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Braselton puts temporary ban on dine-in service, large-gathering businesses

Braselton News

March 26, 2020

In an effort to slow the continued spread of COVID-19, Braselton leaders have adopted stricter rules for businesses, social distancing and public gatherings.

 

Norcross orders several high traffic businesses to close

Gwinnett Daily Post

March 25, 2020

Norcross officials have ordered several businesses that typically have high traffic volumes to close their doors for the time being because of the pandemic outbreak of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19.

 

Braselton tightens COVID-19 precautions

Braselton News

March 24, 2020

Braselton leaders have made additional changes to the town’s regular operations amid the continued threat of COVID-19.

 

Lawrenceville, Stone Mountain two of 23 areas picked for remote COVID-19 testing

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 24, 2020

Lawrenceville and Stone Mountain are two of 23 spots around Georgia where state officials will conduct remote testing for the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday.

 

Lawrenceville OKs $24K for license plate cameras in first telemeeting

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 24, 2020

In its first regular meeting via teleconference, the Lawrenceville City Council approved a $24,000 purchase of a dozen license plate-reading cameras.