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NEWS NEARBY: Lasseter Reports to Florida Prison; Gwinnett BOC Purchases Historic Site

News from Patch sites in the area.

Former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, who was sentenced earlier in 2012 to serve 33 months in federal prison for bribery, reported as scheduled on Wednesday (Dec. 12) to a federal prison in Marianna, Fla.

Lasseter, whose District 1 included Suwanee, Duluth and Sugar Hill, was assigned to a minimum security Satellite Prison Camp (SPC) for female offender. This is adjacent to the Marianna, Fla., Federal Correctional Institute (FCI), a medium security prison for male inmates.

A prison spokesman confirmed that Lasseter arrived Wednesday to start serving her prison term.

Marianna is located in the Florida panhandle, about 65 miles west of Tallahassee.

For more on this article, visit Duluth Patch.

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Gwinnett BOC Purchases Fort Daniel Site -- Dacula Patch

The Fort Daniel historic site in Dacula will now belong to Gwinnett County and its citizens.

The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners voted recently to purchase the 4.32-acre site for $241,000 with funds from the 2009 SPLOST program. The property also includes a 1,500-square-foot home.

“We look forward to working with community groups such as the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society and Friends of Fort Daniel to provide educational opportunities for Gwinnett County youth and families,” Gwinnett County Board Chairman Charlotte Nash said in a released statement.

According to a Gwinnett County press release, Fort Daniel was built prior to the incorporation of Gwinnett County in 1818.

For more on this article, visit Dacula Patch.


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