Saturday, May 18, 2013
The bridge will be closed June 7-10 as workers complete work on the diverging diamond interchange.
Saturday, May 18
Expect some traffic snarls around the Pleasant Hill Road overpass at Interstate 85 as workers complete work of the diverging diamond interchange in early June. Drivers will face detours on both sides of the bridge. The bridge is scheduled to be closed to all traffic from 9 p.m. Friday, June 7, until 5 a.m. Monday, June 10, according to the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation. Detour info from the Gwinnett DOT: During the weekend of construction, drivers and pedestrians should take Pleasant Hill Road to Satellite Boulevard to Steve Reynolds Boulevard to Shackleford Road to Pleasant Hill Road and the reverse as their detour. Gwinnett County Transportation staff will monitor traffic flow and signals in this area during the closure to…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The event promoting healthy family lifestyles takes place May 18.
National Kids to Parks Day is coming soon to Gwinnett County. The free event takes place locally May 18 at Shorty Howell Park in Duluth, where families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch for outdoor play, wildlife education and crafts. Additionally, Bogan Park in Buford will host a bike rodeo. Children will be able to decorate their bicycles, compete in a relay and get bicycle and helmet safety checks for $6 each. It is National Park Trust's third annual National Kids to Parks Day, and officials say they event helps combat obesity and other ailments by encouraging a healthy lifestyle. For more information call 678-277-0905 for Shorty Howell Park, or 678-277-0850 for Bogan Park or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.
FAA chief makes an announcement on funding.
Saturday, May 11
The control tower at Gwinnett County-owned Briscoe Field will remain open at least through September, according to a Federal Aviation Administration announcement Friday (May 10). FAA Director Ray LaHood said in a statement: ...the recently enacted Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013 will allow the FAA to transfer sufficient funds to end employee furloughs and keep the 149 low activity contract towers originally slated for closure in June open for the remainder of fiscal year 2013. The federal government's fiscal year ends Sept. 30. Briscoe Field's control tower, which is maintained by the FAA, had been among 149 towers nationally that were slated to be closed under federal budget cuts known as sequestration. Citing economic and safety …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Gwinnett Department of Water Resources to host open house at Shoal Creek Water Filter Plant in Buford.
Wednesday, May 8
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 …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Lawrenceville Patch is live blogging from the meeting starting at 7pm.
Click here for Monday night's agenda.
Gwinnett County is hiring for this full-time position.
The Gwinnett County Police Department is currently hiring for a Police Officer Trainee. Employees in this position will be trained to become police officers. All applicants must pass a series of interviews and tests before they are hired. After hiring, employees must pass police academy requirements. A High School diploma or G.E.D. is required. Applicants must be at least 20 years old at the time of application. For more information and to apply for this position, please click here.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The renaming of a section of Hosea Road and a contract for the construction of Lawrenceville Lawn are on Monday's agenda.
LAWRENCEVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING ~ AGENDA ~ 70 S. Clayton Street Lawrenceville, GA 30046 http://www.lawrencevillega.org Monday, May 6, 2013 7:00 PM Council Assembly Room I. Call to Order II. Prayer III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Agenda Additions/Deletions V. Recognition 1. Lieutenant Colonel Jim Armstrong 2. Accent South Media VI. Announcements VII. Minutes to Approve 1. Lawrenceville City Council - Regular Meeting - Apr 1, 2013 7:00 PM 2. Lawrenceville City Council - Executive Session - Apr 1, 2013 9:00 PM 3. Lawrenceville City Council - Special Call - Apr 17, 2013 3:00 PM 4. Lawrenceville City Council - Work Session - Apr 17, 2013 3:01 PM 5. Lawrenceville City Council - Executive Session - Apr 17, 2013 7:00 PM 6. Lawrenceville…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Sign up for a Kids Cooking Class at the Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville, Ga. Activities at other parks include an art show, a movie matinee, trivia contest, horseshoes, yard sale, luau, board games and a bike rodeo.
Wednesday, May 1
Here's what's happening at Gwinnett County Parks this month: May 1 to May 31 – Two For the Show Art Show Free! Enjoy this Art Show featuring two talented painters. June Gotthardt’s landscape scenery of the North Carolina mountains will leave you with a longing for Appalachia; and Karen Devine’s award winning pieces embody a child-like sense of wonder. Call 678.277.0910 for information. Prime Timers Pointe at George Pierce Park, 55 Buford Hwy., Suwanee. May 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm – Twilight Hike Enjoy an easy, guided hike featuring the natural world as it settles into evening. Amble through Piedmont Forests and marshlands as dusk turns into night. All ages, $5/person. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: GPCC14277 or call 678.277.…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Calling the FAA's decision 'unlawful,' Gwinnett leaders go the legal route to try to keep the facility's control tower operating.
The Atlanta airport -- the world's busiest -- would be affected by the closure of the FAA-maintained control tower at Briscoe Field, according to Gwinnett officials. Gwinnett leaders announced this week that they are seeking to join a legal matter that was initiated by Spokane, Wash., that is pending before the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Airports in both areas face the loss of their control towers due to cutbacks that have been mandated by federal budget cuts known as sequestration. County officials said Briscoe Field "diverts a meaningful amount of traffic" from Atlanta's airport. That relief would not be possible if federal officials follow through with closure of Briscoe's tower. -- How do you feel about Briscoe Field's tower …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The airport in Gwinnett joins the Spokane Airport in Washington State in asking a judge to review the FAA's decision to stop funding the airport traffic control towers.
Gwinnett County is not giving up the fight to keep the airport traffic control tower at Briscoe Field fully funded. The airport in Lawrenceville joined a lawsuit filed by the Spokane Airport in Spokane, Wash. On April 24th, Gwinnett County filed a motion to intervene in the case of Spokane Airport Board, Petitioner v. Michael P. Huerta Administrator and Federal Aviation Administration, Respondents, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-71172. They are requesting a judge review the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to stop funding to federal contract towers. “Gwinnett County is seeking to join in this action as our interests are aligned with those of Spokane and other similarly situated airports with …