Saturday, May 18, 2013
The importance of early childhood education was the topic.
Some big names in the Republican Party are in Georgia this weekend for the GOP Convention that is taking place at the Classic Center in Athens. Scheduled speakers include Republican strategist Karl Rove and former U.S. Congressman Allen West. Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal spoke to GOP State Convention delegates about importance of early childhood education during breakfast Saturday. Business meetings were scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe) is in attendance and shared with Patch that First Lady and Governor Nathan Deal spoke to GOP State Convention Delegates about importance of early childhood education at breakfast Saturday morning. Business meetings at the center were scheduled to start at…
Monday, May 13, 2013
A look at the most recent restaurant inspections for Loganville restaurants by the East Metro Health and Northeast Health districts.
Monday, May 13
The East Metro Health District and Northeast Health Districts are tasked with ensuring restaurant compliance with applicable health and safety regulations. Restaurants in Loganville fall in one of these districts depending on the county in which they are located. The following restaurant scores are the most recent scores available for local restaurants from both of these districts as at May 10, 2013. Click on the score to get the full report. East Metro Health District - Gwinnett County Arby’s/RTM Restaurant, 4151 Atlanta Highway, Loganville Date: 4/30/2013 Score: 95 A Athens Grill, 706 Athens Highway 78, Loganville Date: 5/7/2013 Score: 83 B Cooley’s Pizza, 2715 Loganville Highway, Suite 6A, Loganville Date: 4/25/…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
All the county's events are listed in one place online. You can filter, print and set email reminders.
Sunday, May 12
Want to check on a belly dancing class? An art show? Gwinnett Board of Commissioners meetings? Now, it's all a click away. Gwinnett government has launched a comprehensive online calendar that includes all 2013 activities, according to Chairman Charlotte Nash's Facebook page. Yes, you can filter for particular type of event, as well as type of display, such as year/month/view. Also, you can create and edit email reminders, and print for traditional display at home or office. If you need help on how to use the calendar, contact Gwinnett officials at 770-822-8000.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Guest Column by Georgia House of Representatives Rusty Kidd (I-Milledgeville), Tom Kirby (R-Loganville), Terry Rogers (R-Clarkesville), Buzz Brockway (R-Lawrenceville), Gloria Frazier (D- Hephzibah), and Carol Fullerton (D-Albany)
Friday, May 10
If you could check a box on your monthly electric bill that could save you extra money, would you? You may soon have the chance, thanks to a new bill we introduced the last week of the 2013 Legislative Session: the Rural Georgia Economic Recovery and Solar Resource Act of 2014, also known as HB 657. The bill creates a 100% voluntary program for Georgia Power customers to “sign up for solar,” even those who can’t install solar themselves. Customers simply choose to use more solar energy, and they will see their rates reduced over time because the sun never sends a bill for fuel. Times have changed for solar in Georgia. For years, as solar technologies improved and prices fell, we have watched opportunities for solar energy grow in our …
A look at the most recent health inspection reports for Grayson restaurants by the East Metro Health District.
Friday, May 10
The East Metro Health District is tasked with ensuring restaurant compliance with applicable health and safety regulations. The following restaurant scores are scores available for local restaurants as at May 3, 2013. Click on the score to get the full report. East Metro Health District - Gwinnett County American Deli, 1911 Grayson Highway, Suite 17, Grayson Date: 4/25/2013 Score: 95 A Cooper’s Corner Bar and Grill, 1111 Athens Highway, Grayson Date: 4/24/2013 Score: 95 A Ionies Caribbean Kitchen, 1142 Athens Highway, Suite 101, Grayson Date: 4/30/2013 Score: 100 A Johnny’s NY Style Pizza, 2023 Grayson Highway, Suite 110, Grayson Date: 4/26/2013 Score: 96 A Lickity Splitz Premium Yogurt Bar, 2023…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
You can learn how. The Gwinnett Department of Water Resources is hosting an open house at Shoal Creek Water Filter Plant in Buford.
Thursday, May 9
Do you ever wonder how clean drinking water gets to your home? The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources will celebrate National Drinking Water Week with an open house at the Shoal Creek Water Filter Plant in Buford Saturday, May 11. This free, family-friendly celebration will give residents an opportunity to learn about their water quality and how it is delivered to their homes. The open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature children’s activities, arts and crafts, and free refreshments. In addition, residents will be invited to tour the Shoal Creek facility to see how their drinking water is processed. The host location is 1755 Buford Dam Road in Buford. “National Drinking Water Week provides an excellent …
Loganville awarded two package store licenses in April, one in Gwinnett and one in Walton County. Three of the unsuccessful applications, however, have been appealed to Superior Court.
If you were excited about the possibility of two package stores soon coming to the City of Loganville, don't hold your breath. By Monday, three of the unsuccessful applications had filed appeals with the Superior Court. After denying all but one application initially, the city reversed its denial of one of the applications at a hearing last month. With only two successful applications, the city decided a lottery would not be necessary and proceeded to award the two successful applications - one in Walton County and one in Gwinnett County. It did note, however, that the process allowed 30 days for those applications that were not successful to appeal the denials to the superior court of either Walton or Gwinnett County. Those appeals have …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The meeting took place at Grayson High School on May 1 and also shone a light on security fears in the Unincorporated Gwinnett area between Loganville and Snellville along Temple Johnson Road.
Last week’s town hall meeting with the Board of Commissioners in Grayson focused on the Centerville area of Gwinnett County, which includes much of the area between Snellville city limits and Lithonia. The area, represented by Commissioner Tommy Hunter, is an unincorporated area of Gwinnett County. Hunter replaced Mike Beaudreau in the most recent elections and told the crowd he would do “as much good as humanly possible.” “It’s going to take each one of you to decide where this county’s going to go,” he added. Judging by comments from the large crowd gathered in the Grayson High School auditorium, the general consensus seemed to be that the Highway 124 corridor that stretches from Snellville to Lithonia needs some major upgrades. …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Loganville will have the May work session of the city council at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. This will be preceded by a public hearing at 6 p.m. on the 2014 Budget.
The Loganville City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013 for the May work session. The meeting will be preceded at 6 p.m. by the second and final public hearing concerning the 2014 budget for the City of Loganville. Included on the agenda is an application by Town & County Pet Salon for a rezone and annexation. The following is the full agenda for the meeting: III. COMMITTEE / DEPARTMENT REPORTS a) Planning & Development – Chairman Michelle Lynch b) Human Resources – Chairman Skip Baliles c) Finance – Chairman Mark Kiddoo d) Public Safety Committee – Chairman Rey Martinez e) Parks & Events – Chairwoman Michelle Lynch f) Public Utilities – Interim Chairman Skip Baliles g) Public Works / Highways…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The Second Saturday in May is designated as National Train Day. This will be May 11 in 2013.
From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013, the Vines Garden Railroad will celebrate National Train Day with a Grand Reopening at the Gwinnett County park. On May 1Oth. 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah. Union Pacific Locomotive No. 119 and Central Pacific No. 60 "Jupiter" met where the ceremonial "Golden Spike" was driven into the final tie completing the first transcontinental railroad across the nation. To celebrate this important date in history and promote rail travel in the U.S.A. Amtrak have designated the second Saturday in May as National Train Day. The Vines Garden Railroad located at Vines Park in Loganville will be recognizing this event with the seasonal opening of the only public, G scale, garden railroad in the State…