Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services responded to emergencies in Gwinnett overnight.
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The thunderstorms that rolled through the Suwanee area early Sunday (May 19) caused a gas leak in Suwanee. According to a news release from Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services, firefighters responded to a gas leak in the 4300 block of Smithtown Road in Suwanee. Fire crews found an active gas leak outside that was reportedly caused by lightning. The leak appeared to be coming off the main feed, the release said. Firefighters secured gas to the residence, and requested the gas company to respond. According to the release, lightning caused a hole in the ground and knocked out power to the home. The release noted that officials began monitoring the weather and increasing call volume about 3 a.m. as storms moved across the area. House fires …
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Brief power outages also are reported in the area on Sunday.
A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect early Sunday (May 19) in Suwanee and Gwinnett, and a flash flood warning also was in effect until Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the Gwinnett area until 12:45 p.m. Sunday. Also, a severe thunderstorm warning was in effect until 7 a.m. for the same area. Also, a brief power outage hit the McGinnis Ferry Road area of Suwanee early Sunday, though it was restored. The National Weather Service flood warning read in part: EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS... STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE …
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Updated March 9, 2013. The mission of Suwanee Patch is to report on the community -- and that means traffic, too. Thus we have a traffic map, with help from Mapquest. This is customized for the 30024 ZIP code. And clicking on the "larger map" feature at the bottom also brings up the larger Mapquest version for you to get directions, etc. Also, this link will help you find the lowest reported gas prices in Suwanee. And we want to know: What streets are the best? How do you deal with backups? Tell us in the comments.
Reviewing some top stories from Suwanee and Gwinnett.
Click on the links below for more information. WOOFSTOCK RETURNS: The annual extravaganza aimed at dogs held sway at Town Center Park again. SUWANEE FARMERS MARKET: The first fair weather weekend for the market in 2013 was a chance for a new vendor to shine -- King Of Pops. GWINNETT SETS SPLOST MEETING WITH CITIES: City and county leaders are scheduled to meet to discuss projects for a possible new SPLOST program. NEW EVENT AT MUSIC BARN: Everett's Music Barn hosted a two-day benefit that featured more than bluegrass, its signature attraction. TAX INCREASE FROM GWINNETT SCHOOLS?: In approving its 2013-14 budget, the state's largest school system said a tax increase might be necessary. -- What were some of your favorite stories recently? …
Artists left few surfaces untouched Saturday at Arts in the Park 2013.
Charity Lindop was busy Saturday putting an art piece on a sidewalk at Suwanee Town Center Park. But at times the art on her body seemed to blend in with the sidewalk art. "My husband is a tatto artist," Lindop explained, regarding the body art that was prominent on her arms and legs. And sidewalk artists were plentiful at the 2013 Arts in the Park event. There also were plenty of other artists -- such as painters, book authors, jewelry crafters, even designer soap makers. Suwanee Patch will have more coverage of Arts in the Park 2013. Upload your photos and videos here. Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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President Barack Obama will give the commencement address on Sunday at Morehouse College, and Patch will be covering the event live. Obama is expected to make his remarks at approximately 11:30 am. Patch's live coverage will begin at 10 am. Readers can follow our live blog, ask questions and post their comments and observations. We'll also be running various polls throughout the morning. After the event, Patch will feature a wrapup of the president's speech and reactions to it. According to Morehouse, this will be the very first time a "sitting President has given a May commencement address in Georgia, and the first time in three-quarters of a century that one has delivered any commencement speech in Georgia." You can also follow our …