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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.

 

Public Safety officers' dedication, kindness highlighted at annual Red, Blue and You event

Gwinnett Daily Post

November 22, 2019

A Lawrenceville police officer who cared for a homeless man in her off-duty time, practically adopting him in the process.

 

Planners OK large residential development off Hwy. 124

Braselton News

November 21, 2019

A new development may soon bring new life to an old section of vineyards in Braselton.

 

Early voting nears for Braselton runoff

Braselton News

November 21, 2019

Early voting is coming up for the Dec. 3 Braselton Town Council District 1 runoff election. Incumbent Becky Richardson faces challenger Richard Mayberry in that election.

 

Hoschton to discuss changing its charter

Braselton News

November 21, 2019

The City of Hoschton will hold a special called meeting on Nov. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at city hall to discuss changes it wants to make in its city charter.

 

Lawrenceville finance Department receives reporting award

Gwinnett Daily Post

November 21, 2019

The city has received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada's “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting."

 

Lawrenceville gas utility receives fifth consecutive safety award

Gwinnett Daily Post

November 21, 2019

Lawrenceville's Gas Department is being recognized for its safety efforts - again.

 

Gwinnett BOC awards nearly $5M contract to build new Duluth library

Gwinnett Daily Post

November 20, 2019

A new Duluth library branch has been in the works for years, but the joint city-county project cleared a major hurdle Tuesday when Gwinnett County commissioners approved a construction contract for the branch.

 

Lawrenceville Lawn getting new amphitheater, expanded parking

Gwinnett Daily Post

November 15, 2019

As work continues on Lawrenceville’s Southlawn project, city officials are preparing to simultaneously expand amenities at the neighboring Lawrenceville Lawn.

 

Braselton approves civic center bonds

Braselton News

November 13, 2019

The Braselton Town Council has approved issuing $8.3 million in bonds to finance the construction of the town's civic center.

 

Braselton approves civic center bonds

Braselton News

November 12, 2019

The Braselton Town Council has approved issuing $8.3 million in bonds to finance the construction of the town's civic center.

 

Meeting to explore the future of tourism in Braselton

Access North Georgia

November 11, 2019

A meeting in Braselton later this month will focus on the future of tourism in the town.

 

Norcross receives partner of the year award

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 8, 2019

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) recently awarded the Partner of the Year Award to Norcross in recognition of the city’s “high level of promotion of entrepreneurship, provision of resources, and community development.”

 

More Gwinnett cities extend Sunday alcohol sales with brunch bill

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 8, 2019

Five cities in Gwinnett County approved earlier Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants on Election Day.

 

Lawrenceville natural gas receives safety award

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 8, 2019

The American Public Gas Association recently recognized the Lawrenceville natural gas system with a Safety Contest Award for dedication to safety based on the systems’ overall incident (lost work time) rates.

 

Norcross introduces new director of economic development

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 7, 2019

Norcross recently introduced William Corbin as the city’s new Economic Development Director. Among his responsibilities, Corbin will work to increase economic growth particularly in key industries and provide employers with access to talent pools.

 

Duluth appoints first black judge for local court

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 5, 2019

The city of Duluth has appointed its first black judge. Gwinnett County lawyer Tiffany Porter has been appointed associate judge for the city.

 

Snellville releases logo for town center mixed-use development

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 1, 2019

Snellville officials recently unveiled the logo for ‘The Grove at Towne Center,’ the $81 million mixed-use development coming to the city.

 

Snellville bans vaping in city-owned buildings, parks

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 30, 2019

Snellville has banned vaping in city-owned buildings, parks and other spaces.

 

Norcross providing $25K to help families get out of motels

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 23, 2019

The city of Norcross will provide $25,000 to start a program aimed at helping families get out of local extended stay motels and find more stable housing.

 

Duluth updates guidelines for public art program

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 22, 2019

The Duluth City Council recently approved updated procedural guidelines for the Duluth Public Art Program. The Duluth Public Arts Commission, known as “DPAC,” consists of six regular members and one member of the mayor and council. At a minimum five members must reside in the city limits.

 

Sugar Hill getting ready for annual Sugar Rush festival

Gwinnett Daily Post

October 18, 2019

“With a new logo, new entertainment, and new downtown buzz in Sugar Hill, Sugar Rush 2019 invites everyone to enjoy an artfully festive fall,” city officials said in an announcement for the event.

 

Second Gwinnett city bars new vape shops from opening

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 17, 2019

Snellville has enacted a 12-month moratorium on new vape shops opening.

 

Lawrenceville, county partner to complete sewer upgrades

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 16, 2019

Gwinnett has requested permission to include upgrades to its Sanitary Sewer System on Sims and Phillips Streets west of Grayson Highway.

 

Multi-family project deferred in Braselton

Braselton News

October 11, 2019

The request was set to be heard at the Braselton Town Council's Oct. 10 meeting, but the hearing has been deferred until November.

 

Berkeley Lake to decide on Sunday Brunch Bill

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 11, 2019

Residents of Berkeley Lake are encouraged to vote on the proposed “Brunch Bill” to allow alcoholic beverage sale to begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

 

Snellville offering digital badge program for online credits

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 9, 2019

Snellville recently launched a Digital Badge Program with a meeting between city officials and area educators.

 

465-home riverfront development recommended for approval in Gwinnett

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 8, 2019

A 465-home development is one step closer to reality in Duluth after a Monday vote.

 

Suwanee recognizes youth police explorers

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 3, 2019

The Suwanee City Council recently congratulated the Suwanee Police Explorers. Explorers from Post 980 recently welcomed new high school students from North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, Collins Hill, and Lanier high schools. Two Explorers are currently attending the University of North Georgia and are enrolled in UNG’s P.O.S.T. mandate program. These two young adults will graduate as certified GA P.O.S.T. officers.

 

Lawrenceville Housing Authority to plant 80 trees and 150 shrubs

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 1, 2019

Lawrenceville and the Lawrenceville Housing Authority have partnered with Trees Atlanta to plant 80 native shade trees and 1500 shrubs inside the Lawrenceville city limits.