Saturday, February 16, 2013
Gwinnett offered free weddings and vow renewals in Lawrenceville, Ga.
While some couples exchanged gifts on Valentine’s Day, others exchanged vows. Brides and grooms came to the Historic Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville Thursday to celebrate their love with their families and friends. The free February 14th weddings are now an annual tradition in Gwinnett County. Lionel George and his wife-to-be Caitlyne Tucker of Lawrenceville are full of nervous excitement. The young couple passes the time in the decorated lobby by playing a game together on their Nintendo DS. Caitlyne is wearing a strapless, tea-length dress in white lace. Her something blue is the feathered barrette in her hair. The two dated five years before coming down to the courthouse. “It was time,” said Caitlyne when asked why they decided …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Suwanee's effort to put Old Town on the national list would add to existing sites and areas in the county.
Suwanee's effort to add Old Town to the federal Historic District list would, if successful, mark the first such district in the city. But it would not be the first such National Register district in Gwinnett. A check of the National Register of Historic Places website shows several well-known county landmarks are on the list. Lawrenceville has the most such sites, with six, and Buford has four. Perhaps the best-known county site on the national list is the Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville, which was added to the national list in 1980. Also, the William Terrell homeplace in Lawrenceville was added in 1982. The Bona Allen House in Buford was added in 1982. Also on the Gwinnett list: Old Town Norcross. According to the National Register …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Atlanta's 11Alive broadcasts from the square Friday.
Just another Friday morning on the square in Lawrenceville, right? Well, maybe not. Seems an Atlanta television program did its morning show live from the square from 4:30-7am. WXIA 11Alive had lots of local faces, including Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson, on the show. And one couple even did a marriage proposal via the show. It was more than just 15 minutes of fame. The attached video captures part of Friday's celebration.