www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com #Podcast Two years after being publicly reprimanded in the wake of a Facebook post calling Congressman John Lewis a “racist pig,” Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter has filed a new federal lawsuit asking for $5 million in damages. The suit filed last week in U.S. District Court in Atlanta claims that the punishment handed down by Hunter’s commission colleagues in June 2017 violated his First Amen... Read more
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., has not read former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on whether Russians interferred in U.S. elections, and he didn’t shy away from admitting that fact during two television interviews in the past week. Woodall appeared on MSNBC and CBS News this past week, with both interviews touching on a range of topics from the state of the Republican Party and bipartisanship to... Read more
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Stacey Abrams, a growing voice in the Democratic Party who unsuccessfully ran for governor of Georgia last year, said she met with members of the film industry on Tuesday to argue against a boycott of the state over its controversial abortion law. Abrams, whose unsuccessful gubernatorial bid was backed by many celebrities, warned in March that the state's abortion bill would be "bad for business." The s... Read more
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com The developers who pitched a new solid waste transfer station in eastern Gwinnett have withdrawn their rezoning request, leaving opposed residents declaring victory. If cautiously so. “I think we still have to plan for the worst and hope for the best in this whole thing,” said Larry Rose, president of the Kensington Forest homeowners association.
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com The Lilburn City Council approved the city's 2020 budget, which includes raises for employees, Monday night. The budget includes four funds: the $8.29 million General Fund, which covers operations and personnel; the $2.59 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Fund; the $1.37 million Capital Projects Fund; and the $75,000 Confiscated Assets Fund. Overall, the city's budget for the upcoming fisc... Read more
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com The total includes a $200,000 grant given to the capital fund for the Aurora Theatre, which will anchor a $31 million arts complex in downtown Lawrenceville. “Our communities have so many incredible nonprofits doing life-changing, generation-changing work each and every day,” foundation CEO Randy Redner said in a news release. “To be able to support some of them in the work they do, to help them impact e... Read more
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com - News, Events, Music & Daily Horoscope Unterman has been considering a run for the 7th Congressional District seat since U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall announced in January that he would not run for another term in 2020. The longtime senator would not be the only member of the Gwinnett legislative delegation to jump into the race. State Rep. Brenda Lopez Romero, D-Norcross, has already entered as a Democrat. B... Read more
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Leaders in two Gwinnett cities have already blocked the e-scooters from being surreptitiously stationed on sidewalks overnight, as is the strategy of multiple brands that have entered the metro Atlanta market. Others are taking time to observe how neighboring municipalities deal with the e-scooters, which are currently subject to little, if any, regulation.
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Sometimes you have dreams, but for whatever reason you don't seem to follow them. You let fear and what other people have to say stand in your way of doing the things that you want to do. I know it's sometimes hard and even if you started to follow the dreams you will have some setbacks. I just wanted to offer some encouragement and tell you to not to let anything or anyone stand in the way of what yo... Read more
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Elma Electronic Inc., a Swiss-based manufacturer of electronic enclosures used in industrial and military applications, will relocate and expand its manufacturing operations in Gwinnett. According to a recent press release, “the company also manufactures circuit boards, power supplies, cooling fans, and monitoring circuits used in harsh conditions including challenging thermal environments and outdoor se... Read more
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Gwinnett County Public Schools have let go of 9 teachers including a principal involved in a cheating scandal.
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Gwinnett County Public Schools announced its 2019 list of retiring teachers. There are 514 total retiring teachers in the school system this year. More than half (56.4 percent) have spent their entire careers in GCPS. There are 152 retirees with 30 or more years of teaching, 23 have logged 40 or more years in education and one retiree has 48 years.
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Over the past year, Gwinnett County residents could easily have stumbled upon crime reality shows on TV featuring their local law enforcement agencies. The county sheriff’s office and police department have both partnered with crime documentary programs showing how detectives and deputies work. #DailyHoroscopes,
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com A complaint claiming that Gwinnett Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash violated state campaign finance laws by advocating for the county’s transit referendum has “no evidentiary or legal basis,” her attorneys argued in a recent filing. Joe Newton, the longtime local activist whose opposition effort helped sink the March referendum, filed the complaint against Nash with the state ethics commission on A... Read more
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office is renewing a partnership with the United Way of Greater Atlanta to help homeless people who are being released from the county's jail better their lives. County commissioners approved an agreement between Sheriff Butch Conway's Office and the United Way on Tuesday to reduce recidivism of homeless inmates through the Gwinnett Re-entry Intervention Program. The sherif... Read more
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com The retail industry suffered another blow Monday after Dressbarn's parent company announced it was shutting down the clothing chain's operations. "It has been our pleasure to serve you, making it all the more difficult to let you know that the decision has been made to begin winding down the Dressbarn business," Gary Muto, CEO of Dressbarn's parent company Ascena Retail Group, said in a statement. Muto... Read more
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter said his office won't prosecute women seeking an abortion under the new "heartbeat" law, joining district attorneys in Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb counties who have made similar comments in recent days.
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com The Gwinnett County Board of Education approved its budget for the 2020 fiscal year at Thursday night’s board meeting. The board voted unanimously to pass the budget of approximately $2.319 billion and tentatively left the millage rate unchanged. The budget increases the amount allotted to the salaries and benefits of GCPS teachers. The budget included $3,000 cost-of-living increase for all employees p... Read more
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com At least two Democrats are already planning to seek Nash’s seat.Art Sheldon, a transit advocate from Duluth, has quietly started his campaign. Former state Sen. Curt Thompson has been more public
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash will not seek re-election in 2020 — a decision that could have significant implications for the already shifting political landscape of Georgia’s second most populous county. #DailyHoroscopes, #GwinnettCountyEvents,