Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The company expects to hire about 50 new workers, who will work in the solar photovoltaic module assembly.
Norcross-based Suniva Inc., which is located next to the city of Peachtree Corners, has announced that it will expand it operations, and that 48 new positions will open up. Specifically, company officials said that they will expand its solar photovoltaic module assembly operations here in Georgia. The main changes include turning the module assembly into a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week production, according to a company press release. "Demand for Suniva’s high-efficiency solar products has produced unprecedented sales bookings in Q1,” said Greg Mihalik, Suniva vice president of manufacturing and operations He added: "And we are currently sold out of capacity for Q2. It’s exciting and extremely satisfying to know that our high-quality and …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Every small change you can make to impact air quality is important — and those small changes, if made by many, can really add up.
It's been all about the air we breathe for the past four days. Air Quality Awareness Week, observed Monday, April 29, through today, May 3, places an emphasis on clean air and what each of us can do to help improve air quality. It's a yearly reminder that there are simple, voluntary actions you can take to make immediate and positive impacts. One suggestion is quite simple AND it can save you money — just set your thermostat a little higher during the summer months and remember to turn off lights when you're not using them. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, power plants produce pollutants that form both ozone and particle pollution — the less power residents use, the less those plants have to work. Click here to …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Check out these employment opportunities in Peachtree Corners and surrounding area.
Are you unemployed or just looking to change jobs? Check out these openings which are located in and around Peachtree Corners. Retail Sales Associate A full-time sales associate is needed for a growing baby furniture store. Must be able to work on Saturdays. Store hours are Monday 10 - 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 - 6 p.m. The position location is in Peachtree Corners on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. Please apply in person at: New Baby Products 2334 Henry Clower Blvd. Snellville, Ga. 30078. Visit newbabyproducts.com for directions or call 770-978-9810. Applications are accepted between 11 - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. AtlantaFresh Yogurt Farmers Market Manager AtlantaFresh Artisan Creamery, located in Peachtree Corners, is a producer of high …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Niki Broun told a crowd in Gwinnett County that her husband Paul Broun was announcing his run for the the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss in 2014, according to a report.
Wednesday, January 30
Niki Broun can't wait for her husband, 10th District U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, to throw his hat in the ring for the 2014 U.S. Senate race, according to a report in the ViralRead blog. A post picked up by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Niki Broun told the group Citizens Helping America Restore Government Ethics on Tuesday that her husband had her permission to run, and that he was announcing his candidacy. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced last week that he would not seek a third term, opening the way for a spirited primary among potential successors. Rep. Broun himself still isn't quite ready to take the plunge. The Athens Banner-Herald reported Wednesday that Broun's office doesn't plan an announcement on his prospective …
Friday, January 25, 2013
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has blamed frustration with Washington, a lack of leadership in the Whitehouse and gridlock in the Senate for his decision to not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate.
Friday, January 25
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) announced Friday that he will not be seeking a third term in Congress in 2014. According to The Washington Post, Chambliss said his decision was based on his frustration with Washington and not because he feared defeat in a primary. He reportedly said, in fact, he was confident he would have won re-election. “Instead, this is about frustration, both at a lack of leadership from the White House and at the dearth of meaningful action from Congress, especially on issues that are the foundation of our nation’s economic health,” Chambliss is reported as saying. “The debt-ceiling debacle of 2011 and the recent fiscal-cliff vote showed Congress at its worst and, sadly, I don’t see the legislative gridlock and …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
2012 marks the fifth consecutive year that the Norcross community improvement district, which includes a portion Peachtree Corners, has seen a drop in targeted and overall crime.
Statistics show that the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District has seen a drop in targeted and overall crime for 2012. This is the fifth consecutive year for decreased crime in Gwinnett Village, which is the largest CID in the state of Georgia and covers parts of Norcross and Peachtree Corners along Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Beaver Ruin Road, Indian Trail Road and the I-85 corridor. The annual statistics, which were provided by Gwinnett County Police, show declines in 2012 in total robbery, commercial burglary and motor vehicle thefts by 6 percent, 35 percent and 6 percent respectively, according to a news release. Since the start of the decreasing crime rate in 2007, the number of police incidents has actually cut in half. "The …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
This week we highlight five homes on the market priced from $200,000 to $250,000.
The homes listed are in the 30096 ZIP code. Click on the links in each of the listed homes for additional details and photos. For more information on Peachtree Corners homes, check out the "Real Estate" tab at the top or just click HERE. Location: 3800 Ancroft Circle Listed for: $200,000 Property Description: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, Upgraded kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances. Fenced backyard. Family room with fireplace, double vanities in both baths. New hardwoods in the foyer Days on the market: 33 School district: Berkeley Lake Elementary Location: 5597 Patrick Court Listed for: $209,900 Property Description: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,366 square feet. Family room has a stone fireplace, large corner lot in a cul de sac, the …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Online petitions in Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas also filed and are seeking secession. Georgia petition has collected over 20,000 signatures.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Call it election-day fall out, but there is a movement afoot for Georgia and several other states to succeed from the union. Residents of Georgia have submitted a petition requesting that it be allowed to Peacefully grant the State of Georgia to Withdraw from the United States of America and create a NEW government. Other states have also filed to succeed from the union including residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas filing petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website. The Georgia petition, reads in part: "...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Peachtree Corners voters chose Tom Rice as their representative as the Georgia State Representative for District 95.
Tom Rice, who has served as the State Representative for the Gwinnett cities of Peachtree Corners, Norcross and Berkeley Lake for the past 16 years, was re-elected last week to serve another two years. The vote was 12,851 to 8,855 in favor of Rice, a Peachtree Corners resident, over his opponent Brooke Siskin, also from Peachtree Corners. It was Siskin's first time running for the State Representative seat. "I want to thank the voters of House District 95 for the opportunity to serve them in the Georgia House of Representatives for another term," said Rice. "I will continue to do my best to represent the values that characterize the great majority of voters in this district." Brooke Siskin, 44, said had she been elected she would have …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Mitt Romney won 98 of Gwinnett's 156 precincts.
On Election Day 2012, Mitt Romney drew 54 percent of the Gwinnett County vote by winning 98 of the county’s 156 precincts. According to unofficial results available on the Georgia Secretary of State website, Romney finished with 159,563 votes, compared to 131,879 for President Barack Obama, who won re-election nationwide. Romney dominated the vote in the county from Peachtree Corners up the Chattahoochee River to Buford, across the northern part of Gwinnett to Dacula and through a swath mostly north of U.S 78 between Snellville and Lilburn. See also: President Obama, on the other hand, did well in between Norcross and Lilburn, up I-85 to the northern areas of Lawrenceville, and the southern corner of the county south of U.S. 78. Romney’s…