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UnitedWay Atlanta's Media Director, David Graves, stops by Where U Live at 11Alive.com to encourage giving back.

Gwinnett Residents To Meet and Question the Commission Chairman Candidates Tonight

Gwinnett Residents To Meet and Question the Commission Chairman Candidates Tonight

Gwinnett County, GA--  Residents of Gwinnett have the unique opportunity to hear directly from the Gwinnett Commission Chairman candidates this evening.  The Council for Quality Growth and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidate Forum from 4-5:30pm today at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

The forum will include the 4 current candidates, Will Costa, Larry Gause, Duane Kissel, and Charlotte Nash. 

“Tonight’s Candidate Forum will offer the citizens of Gwinnett an opportunity to hear from the candidates themselves in an impartial setting on issues affecting the success of our county,” said Michael Paris, president & CEO, Council for Quality Growth.

Gwinnett County Recorders Court Offers Amnesty During Month of March! No Fees, No Warrants!

Gwinnett County Recorders Court Offers Amnesty During Month of March! No Fees, No Warrants!

Gwinnett County, GA--  (Submitted by Gwinnett Communications)  

If you have an outstanding traffic citation in Gwinnett County Recorder's Court issued as far back as 1983, you will have from March 1 to 31, 2011, to settle your case without additional penalty. Fines may be paid at Recorder's Court located at 115 Stone Mountain Street in Lawrenceville weekdays from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Middle school sweetheart surprises rock star's mom with proposal


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- More than 30 years ago at Five Forks Middle School in Gwinnett County, a romance blossomed. It was a time when bodies were changing a lot faster than minds. And in the midst of all that transformation, an 11-year-old boy's heart opened up.

"She had a beautiful smile," Scott Gilbert said. "I think I had a crush on almost as soon as I saw her."

The girl was Cristi Williams, Scott's classmate. The two 'dated', briefly. Cristi said it was "For about a week or two weeks." She said a girlfriend had a crush on Scott so she stepped aside. After seventh grade, Cristi moved away. The two saw each other a few times over the years, then lost contact altogether.

"I never saw or heard from him again, for 23 years." In those 23 years Scott and Cristi married other people. Scott had two daughters.

Dept. of Justice Investigates Ruling Against Lilburn Mosque

Dept. of Justice Investigates Ruling Against Lilburn Mosque

LILBURN, GA -- Hope has been restored to the members of a Lilburn mosque that wants to expand.

The U.S. Department of Justice has decided to investigate the City of Lilburn's decision not to grant permission for rezoning to the Dar-e Abbas Shia Islamic Center. The rezoning is necessary for expansion.

"There is no good reason for the City Council's non-approval vote.  No public service is being served by not allowing the mosque to expand," said Doug Dillard, an Atlanta attorney representing the mosque. "What is to be gained by the City Council by ruling against a group that has been in the community for the past 12 years?"

Speak Your Mind at the Citizen's Forum with Gwinnett Board of Commissioners

Speak Your Mind at the Citizen's Forum with Gwinnett Board of Commissioners

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett Communications)  

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners wants to hear from you! Please come out to the last in a series of Citizens' Forums with the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Monday, March 7 at 7:00pm. The forum will take place at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse located at 185 Crogan Street in Lawrenceville.

Come meet your district commissioners and share your thoughts on how to meet the needs of Gwinnett County's residents and businesses. A brief presentation about the County's financial outlook will be made and the floor will be open for your thoughts and ideas. Your commissioners want to hear your input.

Stormwater Credits Application Deadline extended to March 1

Stormwater Credits Application Deadline extended to March 1

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett Communications)  Stormwater credits are available to Gwinnett County property owners who take actions to limit the amount of stormwater that leaves their properties or clean pollutants from the stormwater runoff. There are four credit categories available: Watershed Stewardship, Water Quality, Channel Protection, and Peak Flow. The total maximum credit for any property is 40 percent.