Focus On Gwinnett Cities

Focus On Gwinnett Cities

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.

 

Sugar Hill declares state of emergency due to coronavirus pandemic

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 23, 2020

The city of Sugar Hill has declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Suwanee, Duluth declare states of emergency due to coronavirus

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 23, 2020

Two more Gwinnett cities have declared states of emergency and ordered restaurants to stop in-person dining in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Six more Gwinnett cities declare states of emergency during COVID-19 outbreak

Gwinnett Daily Post

March 23, 2020

Six more Gwinnett cities have declared states of emergency as the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 continues to spread in Georgia.

 

Sugar Hill leaders to consider state of emergency declaration, then close City Hall

Gwinnett Daily Post

March 20, 2020

Sugar Hill leaders will meet Friday morning to consider declaring a state of emergency in the city amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19.

 

Suwanee Mayor Jimmy Burnette declares a state of emergency, orders several businesses to close

Gwinnett Daily Post

March 20, 2020

A state of emergency exists in Suwanee because of the outbreak of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19, and several businesses in the city must close as a result, Mayor Jimmy Burnette has declared.

 

Lawrenceville city-owned facilities temporarily closing for sanitization efforts

Gwinnett Daily Post

March 20, 2020

The city of Lawrenceville is temporarily shutting down all facilities at noon Friday as part of the city's efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19.

 

Dacula holds elections, even as state calls them off mid-outbreak

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 19, 2020

When polls across metro Atlanta closed for early voting on Saturday, the state made the unprecedented decision to delay until May the Presidential Preference Primary scheduled for next Tuesday.

 

Lawrenceville declares state of emergency over coronavirus pandemic

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 19, 2020

Lawrenceville has declared a local state of emergency over coronavirus, temporarily allowing government meetings via teleconference, to-go sales of beer and wine from restaurants and other measures.

 

Lawrenceville declares state of emergency

Gwinnett Daily Post

March 19, 2020

The Lawrenceville City Council voted Wednesday afternoon to declare a state of emergency in the city, authorizing city leaders to take extraordinary measures to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 and help businesses affected by the outbreak.

 

Norcross declares state of emergency due to coronavirus

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 18, 2020

The city of Norcross has declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Gwinnett cities close buildings, adjust services due to coronavirus

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 18, 2020

City governments across Gwinnett County have changed worker schedules, closed public buildings and cut back on services due to coronavirus.

 

Lawrenceville municipal court sessions canceled amid coronavirus outbreak

Gwinnett Daily Post

March 17, 2020

Lawrenceville's Municipal Court will not hold any court sessions through the beginning of April to help flatten the curve of the spreading coronavirus outbreak.

 

Duluth closes municipal court for 4 weeks due to coronavirus

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 17, 2020

The Duluth Municipal Court will be closed until April 13 due to concerns about coronavirus, the city announced Sunday.

 

Braselton postpones planning commission hearings

Braselton News

March 17, 2020

All agenda items originally scheduled to be heard at the March planning commission will be placed on the next planning commission meeting agenda tentatively scheduled for April 27.

 

Gwinnett cities continue to make adjustments, postpone activities due to coronavirus

Gwinnett Daily Post

March 17, 2020

Snellville is closing access to City Hall and other city-owned facilities except to people who have appointments.

 

Weeks to withdraw from Hoschton mayoral race

Braselton News

March 16, 2020

Former Hoschton City Council member Hope Weeks plans to withdraw from the city's mayoral race.

 

Braselton to increase COVID-19 precautions

Braselton News

March 16, 2020

The Town of Braselton is changing its regular operations amid the spread of the coronavirus.

 

Braselton approves large housing project

Braselton News

March 12, 2020

The Braselton Town Council voted March 9 to approve annexation, rezoning and a master plan change for 141 acres off Duncan Creek Rd.

 

Duluth receives industry awards for fall festival and other creative efforts in 2019

Gwinnett Daily Post

March 6, 2020

The Southeastern Festivals and Events Association awarded the city of Duluth and the Duluth Fall Festival eight awards at the SFEA Kaleidoscope Award Dinner last month.

 

Hoschton gets safety and liability grants

Braselton News

February 27, 2020

The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) recently announced the City of Hoschton received a grant check in the amount of $1,624.16 to be used toward the purchase of equipment to reduce exposures related to liability and property damage.

 

Gwinnett, Lawrenceville get $10K grant to start community garden at Rhodes Jordan Park

Gwinnett Daily Post

February 26, 2020

Gwinnett County and the city of Lawrenceville recently received a $10,000 grant from Food Well Alliance to help get the garden started.

 

Craft distillery with tasting room proposed for Lawrenceville Depot area

Gwinnett Daily Post

February 24, 2020

The Lawrenceville Planning Commission will consider a proposal for Third Rail Distillery at its March 2 meeting at Lawrenceville City Hall.

 

Lawrenceville Mayor David Still highlights community building during first State of the City 'fireside chat'

Gwinnett Daily Post

February 21, 2020

Lawrenceville Mayor David Still talked about a lot of construction projects during his first-ever "fireside chat"-style State of the City Address on Wednesday.

 

Duluth approves design, wording for Rogers Bridge interpretive panels

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

February 13, 2020

Duluth officials submitted the panel layouts to the Georgia Department of Transportation for review.

 

Hotel/motel tax increase clears first hurdle

Braselton News

February 13, 2020

The Braselton Town Council voted Feb. 10 to move forward with increasing the hotel-motel tax from 5-percent to 8-percent. That increase must go to the Georgia General Assembly for ultimate approval.

 

Braselton Town Council to consider resolution to increase hotel tax

Access North Georgia

February 10, 2020

Now that other municipalities in the area have increased the hotel-motel tax to eight-percent, elected officials in the Town of Braselton are looking to do the same thing.

 

Braselton hosts final comprehensive plan open house

Braselton News

February 6, 2020

The Town of Braselton recently hosted an open house presenting the 2020 Comprehensive Plan to the public

 

Snellville OKs zoning for The Grove at Towne Center

Gwinnett Daily Post

January 31, 2020

The City Council approved a rezoning for the 18-acre The Grove at Towne Center project on Monday.

 

Zoning board to consider stream buffer variances

Braselton News

January 30, 2020

Town leaders will decide on two requests for stream buffer variances at a meeting Feb. 6.

 

Hoschton transitions on trash pick-up

Braselton News

January 28, 2020

Hoschton will transition to a new trash pickup service in the next couple of weeks.

 

Braselton to host open house on draft comprehensive plan

Braselton News

January 28, 2020

Braselton will host an open house this week giving citizens an opportunity to see the draft comprehensive plan.

 

How residents can give input on Braselton’s 20-year growth plan

Gainesville Times

January 28, 2020

The plan “will create a 20-year policy document that will guide the future growth” of the town and “address the community’s vision, policies and goals based on existing conditions and community input,” according to the town, which is in Hall, Gwinnett, Barrow and Jackson counties.

 

Snellville cracks down on extended stay hotels with new ordinance

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 28, 2020

A Gwinnett city says it hopes to combat crime with a new set of laws aimed at long-term stay hotels, but homeless advocates warn it could have “unintended consequences” for homeless residents.

 

Three failed votes lead to deferral

Braselton News

January 16, 2020

After three unsuccessful votes, Braselton leaders voted Jan. 13 to defer a request for a large residential development near Chateau Elan.

 

Council observes moment of silence for Braselton Jackson

Braselton News

January 16, 2020

The Braselton Town Council observed a moment of silence at its Jan. 13 meeting following the death of Pam Braselton Jackson.

 

Jim Joedecke, Becky Richardson to be sworn in Jan. 9 to Braselton Town Council

Gainesville Times

January 7, 2020

Jim Joedecke is set to be sworn in Thursday, Jan. 9, as the newest member of the Braselton Town Council.

 

Snellville preparing to build new downtown from the ground up

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 27, 2019

The small city of about 20,000 people in eastern Gwinnett County officially signed on to an $85 million project, dubbed the Grove at Towne Center, in August.

 

Massive Chateau area project gets approval

Braselton News

December 26, 2019

Braselton leaders recently approved a controversial and legally contentious rezoning for property across from Chateau Elan on Hwy. 211.

 

Statham gets police head after closed sessions

Braselton News

December 19, 2019

The Statham City Council approved a new acting police chief Tuesday, Dec. 17.

 

Town council could vote on HECE development Wednesday

Braselton News

December 19, 2019

Braselton leaders may take action on a controversial and legally contentious rezoning proposed for property across from Chateau Elan on Hwy. 211 at a called meeting on Dec. 18 at 5 p.m.

 

Electric rates set to rise in Lawrenceville

Gwinnett Daily Post

December 19, 2019

Lawrenceville residents will have to start paying a little more to keep the lights on starting next month.

 

Lawrenceville officials break ground on The Lawrence downtown hotel, parking deck

Gwinnett Daily Post

December 13, 2019

The latest development in a series of downtown projects to break ground in Lawrenceville is an old idea with a new twist for the city.

 

Political tensions boil over in Hoschton

Braselton News

December 12, 2019

Political tensions in Hoschton boiled over at a Dec. 5 council meeting as one of the town's newest council members became embroiled in a heated discussion with embattled Mayor Theresa Kenerly over the form of the meeting's agenda.

 

Duncan Creek Rd. residential development deferred

Braselton News

December 12, 2019

A second public hearing on a residential development in Braselton was deferred last week.

 

Braselton defers action on massive Hwy. 211 development

Braselton News

December 12, 2019

Action on a controversial and legally contentious rezoning proposed for property across from Chateau Elan on Hwy. 211 was deferred by the Braselton Town Council on Dec. 9 until a called meeting on Dec. 18 at 5 p.m.

 

Snellville cracking down on booting practices at city's businesses

Gwinnett Daily Post

December 12, 2019

The City Council passed an ordinance amendment Monday to mandate business owners must have "clear signage" at all property entry and exit points that warn drivers that their vehicles could be booted.

 

Tourism team presents findings to Braselton officials

Braselton News

December 5, 2019

A panel of tourism professionals recently presented its findings to the Braselton Town Council and manager, staff and visitors.

 

Richardson keeps council seat

Barrow News-Journal

December 5, 2019

Incumbent Becky Richardson held on to her Braselton Town Council seat in the Dec. 3 runoff election.

 

Loganville wants in on the downtown redevelopment game

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 5, 2019

The city of Loganville is getting in on the downtown revitalization party that has swept suburban communities across metro Atlanta.

 

Norcross approves $22K to buy electric trolley for downtown events

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 4, 2019

The city of Norcross has approved $22,000 in tourism funds to purchase an electric trolley for downtown events.

 

Election results: Norcross, Snellville, Braselton decide runoffs

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 4, 2019

Snellville, Norcross and Braselton all had races go into the Dec. 3 runoff after no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in November.

 

Incumbent Becky Richardson wins second term on Braselton council

Gainesville Times

December 4, 2019

Incumbent Becky Richardson won the runoff Tuesday, Dec. 3, for Braselton Town Council’s District 1 seat.

 

City of Loganville proposes $180M revitalization project

Atlanta Business Chronicle

December 4, 2019

The town of Loganville, Ga., about 40 miles east of Atlanta, is proposing a $180 million revitalization of its downtown in partnership with Atlanta developer Connolly Investment & Development.

 

Richardson returned to Braselton Town Council in runoff victory

Access North Georgia

December 4, 2019

Becky Richardson will serve another term on the Braselton Town Council following her decisive victory in a Dec. 3 runoff election.

 

Braselton Town Council runoff set for Tuesday

Gainesville Times

December 3, 2019

Voting takes place 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the runoff for the Braselton Town Council’s District 1 seat.

 

Braselton leaders to revisit rejected request

Barrow News-Journal

December 2, 2019

Braselton leaders will hold a hearing in December on a development request previously rejected by the town council.

 

Braselton leaders hear report on town's tourism opportunities

Access North Georgia

December 2, 2019

Braselton officials received what they called an "exciting" report last week from a tourism study of the town.

 

Judy Jordan Johnson to receive chamber's 'Citizen of the Year' award

Gwinnett Daily Post

November 26, 2019

Retiring Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson will be recognized by Gwinnett's business learders next year for her years of service, the Gwinnett Chamber announced Monday.

 

Lawrenceville passes open container ordinance for downtown district

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 26, 2019

The city passed a new open container ordinance last week allowing people to carry and consume alcoholic beverages in the official downtown district.