Monday, September 17, 2012
Parents, members of community welcome to review proposed curriculum materials now through Sept. 28.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) invites parents and members of the community to join GCPS staff members in a review of proposed curriculum materials. Parents may provide input on the proposed materials by participating in the public review, which will be held at headquarters in Suwanee. GCPS holds an extensive review before adopting materials for classroom use. Parents, community members, teachers, and administrators review materials to ensure alignment with the school system’s Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. During this year’s review, scheduled to run from Sept. 17-28, GCPS staff and members of the Gwinnett community will review non-fiction books for grades K-12, teacher resources for grades K-8 Language Arts, and …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Will you take time to remember the nearly 3,000 who lost their lives?
It was a Tuesday, 11 years ago that the unthinkable happened - the United States was attacked by terrorists. In the early morning hours while people where heading to work, or beginning their morning work routines, two planes, piloted by Al-Qaeda terrorists, crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, another flew into the Pentagon and a third, its intended target, the White House, crashed into a Pennsylvania field. Its mission thwarted by a brave group of passengers who knew their lives were doomed. I sent off my oldest son to fight in the Iraq War which was linked to the terrorist attacks. It was another man's war that drew hundreds of thousands of Americans to the Far East land. I was lucky, he returned, many did …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Brett Smith said expansion of Briscoe Field could be good for residents in Lawrenceville and Dacula.
In a press conference Monday, CEO of Propeller Airports Brett Smith, urged the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners to delay the vote on Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville. Smith wants Commissioners to wait to fill the vacancy in District 1 after Shirley Lasseter resigned last week after pleading guilty to federal bribery charges. The vote is scheduled Tuesday, June 5. "People in Dacula and Lawrenceville have more to gain from this than anybody," said Smith. Watch the video to see what Smith said about how commercializing the airport can benefit residents living near the airport. In a press release Monday, anti-expansion group Citizens for a Better Gwinnett called Smith's press conference "an admission that they know they're going to lose." Patch …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Former Duluth mayor has resigned as Gwinnett commissioner. Her son, a former Gwinnett zoning official, pleaded guilty to bribery and drug trafficking charges.
Updated June 1 Shirley Lasseter, whose Gwinnett Board of Commissioners District 1 included Suwanee and Duluth, has pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe, federal authorities confirmed Thursday. Lasseter's sentencing is set for Aug. 6, and she faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a fine up to a $250,000, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta. The Duluth resident resigned her Gwinnett office Thursday. She accepted $36,500 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent posing as a South Florida real estate developer, authorities said. The bribe concerned her support for a proposed development on Boggs Road. Lasseter is the third Gwinnett commissioner in less than two years to resign from office amid accusations of wrongdoing. Charles…
Friday, February 3, 2012
Peachtree Corners and Berkeley Lake home recap for January 2012. Find out what's sold, and what hasn't in your neighborhood.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Nancy Minor
Friday, February 3, 2012
And we are off and running. OK, maybe we are off and limping, with little change since the end of the year. For this update we will use two elementary schools, Peachtree and Simpson to define our search. Once Peachtree Corners becomes a city in July we will be able to use the City of Peachtree Corners to bring you the sales reports for the area. There are 96 active listings. At the beginning of the month there were 92 active listings so inventory is beginning to go up which is normal for this time of the year. Six homes sold in January. This means that there is a 16 month supply of homes to sell if we don’t see considerable increases of the next few months. However, there are six homes waiting lender approval (these are the short sales…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Students from Gwinnett County Public Schools to present essays, performances Sunday afternoon at Meadowcreek High School. Twelfth annual parade planned Monday morning in Lawrenceville.
The United Ebony Society is presenting its 12thannual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Lawrenceville Monday, Jan. 16. After a 10 a.m. ceremony at the gazebo on the grounds of the Historic Gwinnett Courthouse, participants will march at 10:30 a.m. over to Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville. Pedro “Pete” Marin, D-Norcross, will serve as the grand marshal of the parade. This year’s theme is “Unity in Diversity,” which reflects the different nationalities in Gwinnett County. Shuttle buses will provide transportation from Central Gwinnett High to the Historic Courthouse from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. for participants who park at the courthouse located at 564 Crogan St. Refreshments will be served at Central Gwinnett High at the …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Need a score? Have a score? Want to comment on your team? Do it all here. UPDATED THROUGH THE EVENING
Here are selected high school football playoff scores from Nov. 11 involving schools from DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton and Forsyth counties. Home team is listed second. Class AAAAA Class AAAA Class AA Class A This scoring list is compiled from reports by Patch staff and correspondents at games; email, phone and social media reports from schools, boosters and coaches; and scoring lists posted on other Georgia Patch sites.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Tonight's high school football scores, updated throughout the evening.
Selected Nov. 4 high school football scores from areas covered by Patch in DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton and Forsyth counties. Home team is listed second. This scoring list is compiled from reports by Patch staff and correspondents at games; email, phone and social media reports from schools, boosters and coaches; and scoring lists posted on other Georgia Patch sites.
Friday, October 28, 2011
High school football scores—updated as they are reported to Patch—from Oct. 28.
Selected Oct. 28 high school football scores from areas covered by Patch in DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton and Forsyth counties. Home team is listed second. This scoring list is compiled from reports by Patch staff and correspondents at games; email, phone and social media reports from schools, boosters and coaches; and scoring lists posted on other Georgia Patch sites.
Friday, October 14, 2011
High school football scores—updated as they are reported to Patch—from Oct. 14.
Oct. 14 high school football scores from selected areas covered by Patch in DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton and Forsyth counties. Home team is listed second This scoring list is compiled from reports by Patch staff and correspondents at games; email, phone and social media reports from schools, boosters and coaches; and scoring lists posted on other Georgia Patch sites.