Thursday, May 9, 2013
The project near PIB in Sugar Hill is expected to take about three years.
Gwinnett Commissioners on Tuesday (May 7) approved the latest phase of the widening of State Route 20 in the Sugar Hill area. According to a news release, the last remaining two-lane section of SR 20 in Gwinnett will be widened, from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Burnette Trail in Sugar Hill. Gwinnett purchased right of way and easements from about 200 properties using state and federal funds, and will also oversee the state-funded construction, according to the release. The project is expected to take about three years. -- Will the SR 20 project help your commute? What other traffic improvements are needed in this area? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Work will include alignment, widening, curbs and gutter, traffic signals…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Gwinnett Department of Water Resources to host open house at Shoal Creek Water Filter Plant in Buford.
Wednesday, May 8
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 time for…
Results of recent inspections of Buford restaurants conducted by the Gwinnett Health Deparment.
The health department is tasked with ensuring restaurant compliance with applicable health and safety regulations. The following restaurant scores are the result of recent inspections of Buford restaurants posted on the Gwinnett Health Department website. Click on the restaurant names to view inspection reports. Taco Bell at Mall of Georgia Food Court, 3333 Buford Drive, 100-A, 5/6. Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 3350 Buford Drive, 100-A, 5/6. Firehouse Subs, 3350 Buford Drive, 100-A, 5/6. You might also be interested in reading: Visit the Buford Patch restaurant inspections page for additional reports. Want to praise your favorite restaurant or warn others about a bad experience? Post your own restaurant review by clicking here.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Gwinnett officials honored Maron Buice, community leader and former county commissioner on Monday, April 30.
Wednesday, May 1
The man who originated park and ride lots in Gwinnett County has been honored by county officials. On April 30, Gwinnett County representatives dedicated the park and ride lot at I-985 and Highway 20 in Buford in honor of former county commissioner Maron Buice. A plaque in honor of Buice will now be on permanent display at the lot he founded. According to a Gwinnett County press release, Buice established the I-985 park and ride lot after receiving complaints from constituents who had received tickets for leaving their cars parked along Highway 20 while carpooling to the GM plant in Doraville. "Around 1972, Buice noticed a nearby vacant lot owned by the state of Georgia, so he contacted the state and worked out the construction and the …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The new law also increases penalties for those caught boating while intoxicated.
Tuesday, April 23
Gov. Nathan Deal signed SB 136, a bill to strengthen public safety on Georgia's waterways, on Tuesday, April 22, 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 …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Internal Revenue Service says taxpayers who need more time to file don't need to panic.
Sunday, April 14
Can't file your tax returns by the Monday, April 15, deadline? Extensions are available. Those who haven't finished completing their returns can get an automatic six-month extension. The fastest and easiest way to get the extra time, the IRS says, is through this Free File link — use the free service to electronically request an automatic tax-filing extension on Form 4868. Filing this form gives taxpayers until Oct. 15 to file a return and allows individuals to avoid a late-filing penalty. To get the extension, you must estimate your tax liability and also pay any amount due. Can't pay the full amount you owe the government? Click here to find out about setting up payments. You might also be interested in: 10 Tax Mistakes You Could Be …
Selective hearing might be the best way to describe what is taking place in the political world.
As a parent, we have said to our children: “Are you listening to me?” In the sales world, listening is described as an art. The person who is the best at listening is the top sales person and the most successful in life. I often joke about men developing selective hearing when it comes to responding to what we have heard our wife say. Selective hearing might be the best way to describe what is taking place in the political world. As I talk with lawmakers, I receive the impression they are looking at me and want me to think they are listening, yet when the time comes for them to vote on an issue, they vote the opposite way I had encouraged them to vote. We sit back in wonder as we hear about what is taking place in Washington, where each …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
In 1900, it was less than a month’s worth of wages. Now it is going on four months the average American taxpayer works to settle his or her annual tax burden.
- On Patch
Saturday, April 13
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Sugar Hill is looking for a customer service representative in its gas department. Click the links for job descriptions and application information.
Tuesday, April 9
The following area city governments are hiring. City of Sugar Hill — Customer service representative, gas department City of Lawrenceville — Gas technician I City of Winder — customer service cashier and civil engineer City of Monroe — Cable TV technician Athens-Clark County Unified Government — Customer service representative, water business office/public utilities, and facility supervisor, leisure services, Morton Theater City of Jefferson — Camp counselors, swim instructors, lifeguards, field and grounds assistants and scorekeepers
Monday, April 8, 2013
According to the Tax Foundation, Georgians will have earned enough to pay all tax obligations by April 9, while Americans overall will wait until April 18.