Monday, April 22, 2013
The suspect was shot by police after entering a home in Woodland Ridge Apartments. He later died at Gwinnett Medical Center.
Update, Monday 10:50 a.m.: Police say they got a call about the home invasion around 7:30 a.m. and arrived on scene at 7:35 a.m. The two kids in the apartment are pre-teens. Crime scene unit, homicide investigators are here gathering evidence right now. Members of the district attorney's office are here, too. There are multiple witnesses. It's not clear if the suspect took anything. There's no info on the suspect. Police have to identify next of kin. ---- The suspect in a home invasion is dead after being shot by police in the Norcross area. According to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter, the suspect forced entry into a home at Woodland Ridge Apartments at 301 Tree Trail Pkwy. in unincorporated Norcross Monday morning (…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Gwinnett County launched a Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program last April to deter criminal activity. Peachtree Corners is slated to be part of the second phase of the operation.
Friday, April 5
By Shaunieka Taste, Gwinnett County Communications Division Working with apartment communities to reduce crime Gwinnett County Police Officers Eric Rooks and Humberto Garcia are showing apartment communities that deterring criminal activity in their neighborhoods can be as easy as changing a light bulb. Since last April, the Crime Prevention Unit has been hard at work getting apartment communities on board with the Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program. So far, 26 communities have joined the program, with one site becoming fully certified already. “These communities are realizing that their participation in this program is a win-win for them by keeping their residents safe and making their communities more desirable for new tenants,” Garcia …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
State-required notices to be mailed out April 5 do not reflect 2013 service districts.
Notices of current assessments for residential and commercial property owners in Peachtree Corners and Gwinnett will be mailed out on Friday (April 5). But don't pay or estimate your taxes on it. Factors associated with the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) settlement could cause confusion. In a news release, Gwinnett County officials say the notices that are required by state law do not reflect the 2013 service districts that were implemented as a result of the SDS settlement with the cities. County officials said the new millage rate will be set in the summer, after assessments and appeals are completed in the spring. Rates will be determined by a property’s location, which determines what services are provided by the county. Property …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The vote was unanimous in the April city council meeting Monday.
In its third public meeting regarding the topic, the Norcross City Council voted 4-0 in favor of selling its water and wastewater system to Gwinnett County. Only a few comments were made in the April meeting before the council cast their votes. Former Mayor Lillian Webb went before the council to address concern on the city's water employees who will be displaced. Two employees are currently working the city water system, and while they won't be working for the city after the switch, they do have the option of applying for positions with the county, according to City Manager Rudolph Smith and Alisha Voutas, the customer service manager for Gwinnett's Department of Water Resources. The county has agreed to purchase the system for $2 million…
Friday, March 22, 2013
The current sales tax expires after this year. Voters must approve an extension, but they need a chance.
It has been less than a year since voters in metro Atlanta soundly rejected a transportation sales tax. Now, Gwinnett County voters may face a similar choice in 2013. The current countywide Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax program (SPLOST) expires at the end of the year. If voters want new projects in transportation, public safety or new buildings, they'll have to vote "yes." But will voters get the chance? County leaders have made no final decision, and that decision is not theirs alone. Leaders of Gwinnett cities must be in accord with county leaders on how SPLOST monies would be spent before such a vote can take place. Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said Tuesday (March 19) that more discussion on the matter probably …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Updates provided on Gwinnett County's recycling, graffiti elimination efforts and program to clean up apartment complexes the main topics.
At Wednesday night's Town Hall meeting hosted by Gwinnett County Commissioner Lynette Howard (Dist. 2) Peachtree Corners residents came away with information on the county's recycling plan and other programs to keep the county green and clean. Howard brought with her two county recycling pros, Tom Keith, the Director of Solid Waste & Recycle Division for Gwinnett County and Connie Wiggins, Executive Director of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. All three fielded questions from the 30 residents who attended the evening event that was held at the Peachtree Corners City Hall. Keith began the meeting with a presentation on the county's recycling program and answering questions on a variety of topics including why recycling is not available to …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Explore Gwinnett is now the name for the former Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Tuesday, February 19
Gwinnett County's tourism organization, which is responsible for planning events at the Gwinnett Arena and Coolray Field, among other sites, is rebranding itself. According to a news release, the organization is now calling itself Explore Gwinnett, with the tag line "Atlanta's Playground." “We truly feel that our new name, branding and logo pull together so many positive aspects of Gwinnett’s reputation with visitors,” Lisa Anders, executive director of Explore Gwinnett, said in a news release. “Gwinnett is a vibrant, active community and there are so many things to do. Visitors love to explore, so we are inviting them to explore Gwinnett.” The organization, which is based in Duluth, works to bring some 2 million visitors annually to …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The online tool can be used to map such things as land parcels and legislative districts.
Thursday, February 14
Gwinnett County officials are updating their online Geographic Information System (GIS) browser, in a manner that includes aerial photography and ground surveys. According to a county newsletter, the county contracted Sanborn Map Company to acquire this data. Sanborn's team for this service will include WK Dickson & Co. Inc., a surveying firm based in Raleigh, N.C. Surveyors will place temporary black and white plastic targets, sized between 10 and 12 feet and in the shapes of "V," "X," or "T", within the public right-of-way and other public access lands around the county. Targets will be removed by mid-April, when the aerial flight and quality control of the images is expected to be completed. For more information on the upgrade, …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Chairman says transportation projects are a priority for Gwinnett in 2013.
Transportation projects were plentiful on the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners' agenda Tuesday (February 5). And the commissioners approved several, with some price tags ranging into seven figures. Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said that transportation is a priority for the commissioners in 2013, and that Transportation Director Kim Conroy had been given the signal to move ahead with some projects. Among the projects approved Tuesday: -- Will these projects affect your commute? What else would you like to see the commissioners take on in 2013? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Keep up with Peachtree Corners news. Subscribe to the Peachtree Corners Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Monday, January 28, 2013
More than 40 employers expected to participate in the 'Hiring Our Heroes' job fair for veterans and military spouses at Chattahoochee American Legion in Gwinnett County.
Monday, January 28
Chattahoochee American Legion Post 251 in Duluth will be the site of a “Hiring Our Heroes” job fair for military veterans and their spouses sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Chamber Foundation, the American Legion and SunTrust Tuesday, Jan. 29. More than 40 employers, ranging from large corporations to small companies, are expected to participate in the job fair from 9 a.m. to noon. Jobs will be available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Chamber. “Hiring Our Heroes” has sponsored more than 400 hiring job fairs nationwide since its launch in March 2012 and helped more than 14,000 veterans and their spouses find employment. The Duluth …