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…
Gwinnett County Public Library kicks off its summer reading program with Sonic restaurants.
(Editor's Note: This article was taken from a press release from Gwinnett County Public Library.) Gwinnett County Public Library is gearing up for this year’s Summer Reading Program: "Dream Big," and it is partnering with Sonic restaurants to boost the number of prizes at the end of the summer. Last year, more than 38,000 children enrolled in the library’s Summer Reading Program, and this year $400,000 worth of prizes and incentives have been donated by local businesses to encourage young readers. As part of the mission to drive readership, proceeds of sales of customers who mention the library on visits to Sonic anywhere in the county will go toward books that children can earn at the end of the summer. General library programs will also …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Small business owner and former adjunct law professor Gary Gerrard announced his plans to run Wednesday.
Saturday, May 4
Gary Gerrard, an attorney and small business owner from Lexington, Ga., has announced plans to run for Georgia’s 10th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014, AccessNorthGa.com reports. Republican Paul Broun, who currently holds the seat, plans to run for Senate, as Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced in January he would not seek a third term. AccessNorthGa.com quotes Gerrard as saying, “For far too long I have sat on the sidelines and watched politicians fail to represent the people who elected them. With a sluggish GDP, faltering job growth, and a Congress that refuses to come to grips with its addiction to overspending, it has become ever apparent Congress is broken." Others who have announced plans to seek…
Monday, April 29, 2013
The new law also increases penalties for those caught boating while intoxicated.
Monday, April 29
Gov. Nathan Deal signed SB 136, a bill to strengthen public safety on Georgia's waterways last week at the Holiday Marina at Lake Lanier. The legislation, a portion of which is known as the Jake and Griffin Prince BUI Law, lowers the legal blood-alcohol content for boaters from a .10 to .08. The new law also increases penalties for those found to be boating while intoxicated. “Far too many tragedies have occurred as a result of boating under the influence and inadequate boater education,” Deal said in a released statement. “Last June, I vowed to work with the General Assembly to pass legislation in honor of Jake and Griffin Prince, who lost their lives last summer in a tragic accident. As I have said, if you are too drunk to drive an …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
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The April 27 event was a huge success.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
As pilots and business owners feared the worst, lawmakers worked to minimize the effects of budget cuts on local airfields.
Friday, April 26, 2013
According to the Georgia Department of Labor, the rate declined because of an increase in the number of jobs and fewer new layoffs.
Friday, April 26
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate declined to 7.9 percent in March, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in February. The rate was 8.9 percent in March a year ago. The rate declined because of an increase in the number of jobs and fewer new layoffs. The number of jobs in metro Atlanta increased to 2,381,200, up by 13,100 from 2,368,100 in February. Most of the growth came in leisure and hospitality, 5,900; administrative and support services, 4,600; and professional and business services, 4,200. The number of government jobs declined by 1,400. Over-the-year, metro Atlanta added 55,200 jobs, or 2.4 percent, from 2,326,000 in March 2012. Most of the growth was …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A look at the most recent restaurant inspections for Grayson restaurants by the East Metro Health.
Thursday, April 25
The East Metro Health District is tasked with ensuring restaurant compliance with applicable health and safety regulations. Included in the latest report is the name of a new pizza place planned for the Grayson area. According to the report, and the Marco's company website, Grayson will soon be getting a Marco's Pizza franchise. The restaurant has not yet had its preliminary inspection, but the address is listed as 1911 Grayson Highway Grayson, Georgia 30017, Phone: 770-339-2000. The following restaurant scores are the most recent scores available for local restaurants as at April 23, 2013. Click on the score to get the full report. East Metro Health District - Gwinnett County China Café, 1911 Grayson Highway #4, Grayson Date: 3/22/2013…
When the qualifier to serve out the remaining term of former Loganville City Councilman Dan Curry closed at noon Wednesday, two candidates had qualified to run for the seat.
Loganville city officials confirmed that at close of qualifying for the Loganville Special Election to serve out the remaining two and a half years of former Councilman Dan Curry's seat, two candidates had qualified. As they had each previously announced, former Walton County District 2 Commissioner Chuck Bagley and newcomer Jay Boland had both qualified. Curry resigned to run to serve out the remainder of the late Mayor Ray Nunley's term. He was the only candidate to qualify and is effectively the mayor-elect. His name, however, will still appear on the June 18 Special Election ballot and he won't be able to be sworn in until after the election, according to Loganville city officials. Nunley passed away last week after battling cancer …