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City Hall closed for Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 16

 

City Hall administration offices will be closed on January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

January's Policy Work Session will be on Tuesday, January 17th due to  the holiday being observed on Monday.

City of Norcross announces new police chief

City of Norcross announces new police chief

 

NORCROSS, Ga. – The City of Norcross will be welcoming a news police chief at the end of this year. Warren Summers will be replacing Chief Dallas Stidd, effective December 28th. Summers was selected for the position after a three-month assessment period which included him being selected by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

Summers’ was excited to talk the job in Norcross because of its “unique blend of small town charm and metro appeal”.

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

ATLANTA -- Jud Turner has been appointed director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR board made the appointment official this week after Gov. Nathan Deal nominated Turner for the post.

Turner replaces F. Allen Barnes, who is leaving to work in the private sector.

Turner is a founding partner in the law firm Turner, Bachman & Garrett LLC and public affairs firm Georgia360 LLC. He was former Gov. Sonny Perdue's lead attorney and represented the governor during negotiations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service during the state's severe drought.

Turner has also served as general counsel to the Georgia Department of Education.

Mike Mason to be first Peachtree Corners mayor

Mike Mason to be first Peachtree Corners mayor

PEACHTREE CORNERS -- After campaigning for months to convince people to vote for Peachtree Corners to become a city, Mike Mason's next campaign is easy.

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Gwinnett property taxes due today

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Property tax bills are due today.

For the first time in several years, all bills are due in a single installment, although Tax Commissioner Richard Steele offered to accept an earlier partial payment, since the county has previously had two due dates.

For the complete story visit Gwinnett Daily Post.

What will a penny sales tax for education buy?

What will a penny sales tax for education buy?

ATLANTA -- Voters in two cities and six counties in Metro Atlanta will decide Tuesday whether to renew a one-cent sales tax for school construction.

The education SPLOST is a one-cent special purpose local option sales tax that was first approved by voters in Atlanta, Decatur and Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cherokee, Douglas and Henry counties in 1997.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters will be asked to continue that tax with SPLOST IV.

In DeKalb County, the renewal of ESPLOST would generate $475 million for dozens of capital projects, including new buildings, new roofs, air-conditioning systems, even smart boards in every classroom.

DULUTH: Gingrich to address Ga. GOP forum

DULUTH: Gingrich to address Ga. GOP forum

DULUTH, Ga. -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is set to speak at a Republican presidential forum in Gwinnett County.

The former House Speaker will address the 7th congressional district GOP in Duluth Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Seventh District GOP Chairman Jason Thompson said the open, town hall-style format will provide Georgians "an up-close and personal opportunity to meet and hear candidates in person, instead of just on television."

Thompson said the group has invited all Republican primary presidential candidates to come for individual sessions before the group and is hopeful more will choose to attend.

Gingrich, a former congressman from Georgia, is trailing frontrunners Mitt Romney, Herman Cain and Rick Perry in public opinion polls.