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Speak Your Mind at the Citizen's Forum with Gwinnett Board of Commissioners

Speak Your Mind at the Citizen's Forum with Gwinnett Board of Commissioners

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett Communications)  

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners wants to hear from you! Please come out to the last in a series of Citizens' Forums with the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Monday, March 7 at 7:00pm. The forum will take place at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse located at 185 Crogan Street in Lawrenceville.

Come meet your district commissioners and share your thoughts on how to meet the needs of Gwinnett County's residents and businesses. A brief presentation about the County's financial outlook will be made and the floor will be open for your thoughts and ideas. Your commissioners want to hear your input.

Stormwater Credits Application Deadline extended to March 1

Stormwater Credits Application Deadline extended to March 1

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett Communications)  Stormwater credits are available to Gwinnett County property owners who take actions to limit the amount of stormwater that leaves their properties or clean pollutants from the stormwater runoff. There are four credit categories available: Watershed Stewardship, Water Quality, Channel Protection, and Peak Flow. The total maximum credit for any property is 40 percent.

Examining Violence In Georgia

It was refreshing and surprising, sadly, to hear Dick Williams call-out a questioneer during a U.S. Representative Paul Broun gathering at the end of today’s Georgia Gang show as an example of negativity in Georgia news and politics.

Williams was refering to a deeply misguided person who asked *Who’s going to shoot Obama?* to Rep. Paul Broun at a Tuesday, February 22, 2011 townhall meeting at the Oglethorpe County Commission chamber.

Free to Speed in Gwinnett? Think Again, Sheriff's Dept. is Ticketing Speeders

Free to Speed in Gwinnett? Think Again, Sheriff's Dept. is Ticketing Speeders

Gwinnett County, GA--  While a lawsuit has not been resolved involving service delivery contracts between the county and cities, it has widely been reported that county police and city police departments have lost their right to run radar guns.  This fact as trickled down to residents and commuters whom continue to believe they are now free to speed, because the police have lost their ability to track and catch offenders.

Speeders beware.  Sheriff Butch Conway of the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department has enlisted his officers to turn their radar guns ON to catch speeders and to continue to ticket individuals.  

The fact that the Gwinnett Sheriff is an elected officer and that his Sheriff's Department is not a department who reports or answers to the Board of Commissioners, they are not subject to the sanctions from the pending lawsuit and can still use radar.

"It is important that law enforcement officers in Gwinnett

Four Teens Shot During "Sweet 16" Party

Four Teens Shot During "Sweet 16" Party

Snellville, GA -- Gwinnett County Police are looking for the gunman who fired a rifle into a sweet 16 birthday party on Loch Ness Lane near Snellville on Saturday night.

Four teens were shot and another was grazed by shrapnel, but they're all expected to be okay. Only one victim remained at Gwinnett Medical Center by mid-day Sunday. The victims range in age from 15 to 17.

As many as 60 people were at the home when police arrived at about 11 p.m. Police found more than two dozen shells and shell casings scattered in the street.

"The house was shot up, and people were shot," said witness Terrance Flowers. "It's been a crazy night."

Tucker Residents Open to Voice Opinions on 2011 Budget Review

Tucker Residents Open to Voice Opinions on 2011 Budget Review

Tucker, GA--  On Thursday the 17th from 7pm - 8:30pm, Tucker residents will gather at the Reid Cofer Library to voice their opinions on Dekalb County's 2011 Budget Review.  This is the 2nd of two meetings that Commissioner Boyer and Commissioner Watson are holding to present an overview of the county budget.

Flat Lottery, Too Many Students, Even Snow Mean HOPE Cuts

Flat Lottery, Too Many Students, Even Snow Mean HOPE Cuts

ATLANTA -- Most of them know the bad news is coming.

Most of Georgia's more than 300,000 state college students know they'll see even higher tuition next year and even fewer benefits from the HOPE Scholarship.

"I'm gonna have to find alternative ways to finance my coming here," Georgia State University freshman Kenja McNeil said, adding that those will probably include, "loans, scholarships, more scholarships and more scholarships."

Lottery proceeds have poured about $15 billion into the HOPE and pre-kindergarten programs since they began 17 years ago.

Right now, about 200,000 state college students receive HOPE benefits.

But lottery sales have flattened out, according to Margaret DeFrancisco, CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corporation.

Wednesday morning she told the University System's State Board of Regents that's thanks to the recession, growing competition from other states...and even January's winter storm.