Incident happens in Peachtree Corners on Tuesday evening.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
News from Patch sites in the area.
Q&A on Peachtree Corners 'Roberts' Land Purchase -- Peachtree Corners Patch The City of Peachtree Corners announced Monday night (Feb. 19, 2013) during a Special Called meeting that it intends to purchase the 20+ undeveloped acres located across from The Forum. The land was slated to be developed into a 250+ apartment complex. To stop that development, which city leaders and many residents did not want, the City of Peachtree Corners will purchase the property. Read more on Peachtree Corners Patch. --- Gwinnett Area Moms Don't Get 'Shark Tank' Deal, But ... -- Loganville-Grayson Patch Despite the fact that none of the "Sharks" picked up Loganville, Ga.,-based company Addison's Wonderland during the airing of ABC's entrepreneurial show "…
Monday, December 10, 2012
News from Patch sites in the area.
A North Georgia woman took precautions to avoid becoming a crime victim during a recent visit to the Mall of Georgia, but her efforts proved inadequate. The woman said she parked her vehicle in the upper lot of J.C. Penney's at approximately 4 p.m. on Dec. 1. When she returned about 90 minutes later, she discovered her car had been entered. According to the police report, the woman had locked her doors and secured several purchases made earlier in the day in the trunk. The door locks were intact, but the weather stripping on the passenger side door had been damaged. Both the trunk and the glove box were open when the woman returned to her car. For more on this article, visit Buford Patch. --- Peachtree Corners City Hall Update -- Peachtree…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Nine of Gwinnett's playoff teams won Friday night in the first round of the GHSA Playoffs.
Patch's Gwinnett Football Scoreboard First round of Georgia High School Association playoffs Class AAAAAA Click here for the complete GHSA Class AAAAAA bracket Class AAA Click here for the complete GHSA Class AAA bracket Class AA Click here for the complete GHSA Class AA bracket This report is based on direct reports from Patch editors from Cobb, North Fulton, Gwinnett and Forsyth counties, and from contributors and social media feeds. For more on the Georgia High School Association football playoffs, visit its website. See also: Football Scoreboard, Nov. 9 Football Scoreboard, Nov. 2 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 26 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 19 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 12 Football Scoreboard, Oct. 5 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 28 Football …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Here are the latest numbers for the County Commissioner District 3, Superior Court Judge and State Court Judge races.
Here are the final numbers from Tuesday's elections. 11:35pm County Commissioner District 3 (39 of 39 precincts reporting) Mike Beaudreau (I) (Rep) - 49.69% Tommy Hunter (Rep) - 50.31% Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Circuit (156 of 156 precincts reporting) Tracy Mason Blasi - 30.17% Kathy Schrader - 69.83% State Court (156 of 156 precincts reporting) Emily Brantley - 59.62% Pam Britt - 40.38%
Thursday, August 2, 2012
"People here generally like to hop in their over-sized vehicles and drive where they want to go when they want to go, even if it means there's a strong possibility of sitting in traffic for hours."
Area voters spoke loud and clear in Tuesday's election, with over 70 percent of the voters soundly voting NO on the penny sales tax increase to support area public transportation initiatives. Whether you were on the yes or no side of the issue, what we can all agree on is that Atlanta area traffic is nightmarish, one of the worst in the nation, and is unacceptable to the vast majority of drivers. However, the bottom line is that building new infrastructure doesn't necessarily guarantee people would choose to use public transportation as a means to get from point A to point B anyway. We're in the South after all, in a city deep seeded in tradition and in general, with a population resistance to change. And unfortunately, people here …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
The Avocet neighborhood in Peachtree Corners gained celebrity status as the subdivision was transformed for a TV commercial shoot recently.
A recent Friday was not a typical end-of-the-week kind of day for the Avocet neighborhood. Instead of a wind-down day before the long Memorial Day weekend, the neighborhood was filled with actors, cameras and directors in the Peachtree Corners subdivision preparing to shoot a TV commercial. Signs at the subdivision entrance gave a clue that something big was going on with directional signs for trucks, crews, etc. Large trucks and trailers were parked along the side streets to accommodate the actors and film crew. But the neighbors took it in stride, enjoying the moment as they watched the street crawling with some 35 film crew setting up cameras and props while some 15 actors waited in the shade nearby until they were called. Avocet …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
It's official -- Gwinnett's newest and largest city has a full-fledged City Council.
In a Sunday ceremony before friends, family, civic leaders and dignitaries, Peachtree Corners' first city council was sworn in during a special ceremony that took place in the Hunnicut Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel. Over 300 people witnessed the city's new mayor and six council members as each came forward and took the oath of office. Warren P. Davis, Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge, officiated. For this community of some 38,000, it was a culmination of a journey as its citizens watched the process unfold. First as legislation made its way to Gov. Nathan Deal's desk last May for his signature, to the passage of the referendum on Nov. 8, 2011 by voters then to the campaigns of 19 who eagerly threw their hats in the ring to run for …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The measure that would annex some businesses from Peachtree Corners to Berkeley Lake heads back to the House.
The House legislation introduced by State Rep. Tom Rice that called for 131 businesses previously identified as part of the new city of Peachtree Corners to be annexed into Berkeley Lake has been returned by the Senate for amendments. On Monday, H.B. 956 was on the calendar to be reviewed and possibly approved by the Senate Committee on State and Local Governmental Operations (SLGO). However, according to records reviewed online, Senator David Shafer, who represents Duluth and Berkeley Lake, has requested amendments to the current bill. "Senator Shafer has amended the bill," explained Rice in an email. "It will pass the Senate in amended form. It must come back to the House for my agreement." The House bill was favored by Berkeley Lake …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The legislation would annex 161 Peachtree Corners businesses into the city limits of Berkeley Lake before the new city formally takes effect.
A number of Peachtree Corners residents were alarmed to learn that a legislative bill that would move 161 businesses from the new city into the City of Berkeley Lake had been approved by the House and was awaiting review by the Senate. If approved by the Senate the bill (H.B. 956) would move to Gov. Nathan Deal's office for his signature and final approval. The controversial bill came to light just days before Peachtree Corners was to hold its first city elections March 6, 2012. State Rep. Tom Rice, who introduced the bill explained it was to help ward of a possible lengthy and expensive lawsuit between the two cities. "The options were not good," said Rice in explaining the reason for the house bill. "The rationale was to avoid a legal …