Sunday, May 5, 2013
Also among the topics at the April 30 town hall meeting was whether firefighters should be armed.
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners conducted a town hall meeting at the George Pierce Park Community Center in Suwanee on April 30 to offer citizens a chance to discuss issues and to become better acquainted with the new board. Jace Brooks, a former Suwanee City Council member, hosted the event. "It's great to see some friendly faces here," he said before the meeting kicked off, "and some folks who I've known for quite a while." Brooks is new to the board. He replaced former District 1 Commissioner Shirley Lasseter in late 2012. Other commissioners include Tommy Hunter (District 3), Chairman Charlotte Nash, Lynette Howard (District 2) and John Heard (District 4). Brooks also represents Duluth on the commission. The following questions and…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Commissioners keep up an active agenda in 2013 of transportation improvements.
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners kept up an active pace of transportation improvements at Tuesday's meeting. Among the projects approved were: See also: Keep up with what's happening in your community - subscribe to the free Peachtree Corners Patch newsletter.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Board of Commissioners also approves improvements at key intersections in Lawrenceville, Lilburn and Suwanee.
Gwinnett County on Tuesday (March 19) approved funds that will provide essential transportation for senior citizens. The Board of Commissioners approved $158,768 for a six-month contract with state officials to provide transport services for seniors, for such things as medical visits and meals at senior centers. The approval runs through June 30. In other matters Tuesday, commissioners:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners also approved the condemnation of property along SR 20 for a road widening project.
At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, the Gwinnett County Commissioners approved several agenda items ranging from new signs for softball and baseball fields for area parks to a large transportation project on SR 20. The Gwinnett County commissioners: And the board of commissioners also acted to smooth the way for a key transportation project to widen a stretch of SR 20. The board authorized the eventual condemnation of 17 properties along SR 20 (Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Burnette Trail) and the SR 20 Bridge (Burnette Trail to James Burgess Road) projects. All are in District 1 territory. Gwinnett Transportation Director Kim Conroy explained that the properties will be condemned in the county's name, and eventually will…
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.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash asked the audience to join her in shaping Gwinnett’s next chapter in her State of the County Address at the Gwinnet Center in Duluth.
Friday, January 18
Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash asked every resident and business owner in Gwinnett “to be informed, to get involved, and to stay in touch” with county government this year in her State of the County Address Wednesday (Jan. 16) at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. The sold-out event was hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and the Council for Quality Growth. “From the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression to wrongdoing by now-former commissioners, Gwinnett has taken hard hits over the last few years,” Nash said. She pointed to a tax digest that declined four years in a row and is now at the 2005 level. Sales tax revenues dropped from $13 million in 2006 to less than $10 million in 2009, but rose last year to $…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
John Fanning remains in Gwinnett County Jail. A Gwinnett judge has scheduled a bond hearing for Fanning Oct. 17 on aggravated assault and false imprisonment charges in Oct. 5 domestic incident involving his estranged wife.
John Fanning remains in the Gwinnett County Detention Center Tuesday following a domestic dispute involving his estranged wife Lesley Fanning last Friday (Oct. 5) at their Dacula home. The new incident may delay his going to federal prison for a while. Fanning was charged with felony aggravated assault and felony false imprisonment. Following a Gwinnett court appearance Saturday, the judge scheduled a bond hearing on these charges for Oct. 17. A bond of $2,000 each was set on charges of misdemeanor cruelty to children and obstructing a call for emergency assistance. Fanning allegedly confronted his wife at their home on Bold Springs Road about 7:30 a.m. Friday, prevented her from leaving, and beat her with a wooden table and its legs in …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Following a late January domestic dispute, John Fanning was charged with misdemeanor battery. Lesley Fanning was charged with felony aggravated assault.
John Fanning, 34, and Lesley Fanning, 31, still face charges stemming from a domestic violence incident at their Dacula home on Bold Springs Road earlier this year. John Fanning was arraigned Oct. 3 in Gwinnett State Court on a misdemeanor battery charge and interfering with a 911 call as a result of the incident. Lesley Fanning waived arraignment in Gwinnett Superior Court Sept. 11 on a felony charge of aggravated assault and had her attorney request a jury trial. Gwinnett Police had filed the charges against both of them following the Jan. 31 incident. The Fannings, who have been married for 14 years, are in the process of obtaining a divorce and are involved in a custody dispute over their three children. A Gwinnett County Police …
Friday, October 5, 2012
John Fanning, the son of former Gwinnett Commissioner Shirley Lasseter is being held without bond in the Gwinnett Detention Center after an incident Friday in Dacula.
John Fanning, son of former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, was booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center on Friday morning (Oct. 5) on charges that include aggravated assault and cruelty to children (third degree), records show. Fanning, already facing a federal prison sentence for bribery and drug trafficking charges, is being held without bond on the assault charge, as well as a charge of false imprisonment. Fanning, with a listed address of Bold Springs Road in Dacula, was booked into the jail at 11:28 a.m., records show. FOX5 News reported that Fanning, 34, showed up at his estranged wife's house around 11 a.m. Friday, violating her protection order against him. A spokesperson for the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Jace Brooks to be sworn in on Monday, Sept. 17; he replaces Dist. 1 BOC Shirley Lasseter who resigned in May amid federal bribery charges..
Jace Brooks, elected in July to represent Gwinnett BOC District 1, will be sworn into office Monday, Sept. 17. According to a Gwinnett County news release Friday, Brooks will attend his first Gwinnett BOC meeting Tuesday, Sept. 18. Brooks, a Suwanee City Council member from 2002-12, will be filling the remainder of the term that was vacated when Shirley Lasseter resigned in May amid federal bribery charges. He was the only qualifier for the special election in November to fill the unexpired term. Brooks was elected in July to the full term that begins in 2013. District 1 represents Suwanee, Duluth and Sugar Hill. “I’m grateful to take office now because District 1 needs and deserves an effective representative,” Brooks said in the Gwinnett…