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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.

Lilburn passes Sunday alcohol sales

Lilburn passes Sunday alcohol sales

Lilburn -- Voters in the city of Lilburn have approved Sunday alcohol sales.

In a vote that was 708 to 394 the citizens who visited the polls Tuesday voted "yes" for the opportunity to buy alcohol on Sundays.

The other official results were:

Mayor:  Johnny Crist         734
            Diana Preston      565

Post 1:  Teresa Czyz          584
             Thomas D.

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.

Lilburn Women's Club to hold candidate forum

Lilburn Women's Club to hold candidate forum

LILBURN, Ga. – Come out to the Lilburn City Hall for a question and answer session with local candidates running for Mayor, City Council Post 1 and City Council Post 2 on Tuesday, October 17 starting at 7:00 p.m.  

The candidates will answer question from the audience and they will be able to discuss their positions. The General Federation of Women’s Clubs – Lilburn will be sponsoring this event and Michael Smith will be the moderator.

The Lilburn City Hall is located at 76 Main Street, Northwest. Send your questions to 2011lilburnelections@comcast.net

The White House Visits Powertalk

The White House Visits Powertalk

It was an exciting day on Powertalk w/ Lorraine Jacques White today, as Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, stopped by to chat about the American Jobs Act and how it will impact and benefit African Americans.

As you know, the African American community is the one group that has been hardest hit by the economic crisis, and despite the fact that private sector jobs have been added over the past 19 months, still, too many Americans are without work. Valerie Jarrett had a few words to say that helped to clear up the issue and let the Powertalk audience know where we’ll go from here.

Click here to listen to her conversation with WAOK’s Lorraine Jacques White!

What are your thoughts on the state of the economy? Will President Obama be able to pull out a save for African Americans and the nation as a whole? #SoundOff

Qualified candidates in November 2011 City of Lilburn election named

Qualified candidates in November 2011 City of Lilburn election named

A total of eight candidates qualified for the upcoming election, which will be held on Tuesday, November 8. The position of Mayor plus Council Posts 1 & 2 will be brought before voters.

Johnny Crist
Diana Preston-Incumbent

Post 1
Teresa Czyz
Thomas Wight

Post 2
Angel Alonso
Scott Batterton-Incumbent
Kay Bennett
Porter Deal

Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name.