Sunday, May 19, 2013
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? …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The venerable facility is hosting a two-day benefit event that's also about entertainment.
Jazz. Tattoos. Everett's Music Barn. Bet you thought you'd never see those things in the same place. Everett's Music Barn, the Suwanee bluegrass performing site that has been an institution since the 1970s, is breaking still more new ground. This weekend, the site on Stonecypher Road will host a rare -- perhaps first-ever -- two-day event. And also, there will be more than bluegrass, and more than music. According to a news release, Poverty is Real (PIR), a non-profit organization that uses music to combat poverty in local communities, will hold a Family Fun Day on Friday and Saturday (May 17-18). This is being done in conjunction with Family Promise of Gwinnett (FPG). FPG mobilizes communities of congregations to end homelessness one …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The bluegrass performing site in Old Town dates to the 1970s.
Monday, April 1, 2013
He keeps making new fans for Everett's Music Barn -- and entertains returning ones.
Tommy Everett keeps finding new ways to get the word out about Everett's Music Barn in Suwanee. Since the barn, a bluegrass performing site that dates to the 1970s, reopened under new ownership in spring 2011, Everett has been leading efforts to broaden the appeal. And it's working. In spring 2012, the City of Suwanee held its rollout party for the 2020 Vision citizens survey at the barn, which is located in Old Town. During the 2012 holidays, the barn hosted a book signing by Atlanta author Mackie Carson. The book "Judas Deputy" details the 1960s slayings of four Gwinnett County police officers. One of those officers, Jerry Everett, was Tommy Everett's uncle. Emotional fallout from that event led to the construction of the barn by hand in…
Friday, March 15, 2013
State officials expand the size of the proposed district, which is a key to the sale of Pierce's Corner. A public infomation session is in the works.
Updated 9:34 a.m., March 15 After an on-site visit in February, state officials have agreed to seek National Register Historic District status for a major portion of Old Town Suwanee. The decision means that the lease-purchase deal for the Pierce's Corner building on Main Street is closer to reality. Also, it means owners of income-producing property in the area would be eligible for federal tax credits. In a letter to Suwanee dated March 1, Amanda Schraner of the state Department of Natural Resources said, "We believe that the district meets the criteria for listing in the National Register and has been documented to National Register standards. ... We will schedule the district for nomination to the National Register Review Board as soon…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Here is a sampling of activities for February 1-3, 2013.
Thursday, January 31
Courtesy of the Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau, here are some entertainment options for Suwanee and Gwinnett for the coming weekend. February 2 MICHAEL CLEVELAND & FLAMEKEEPER EVERETT’S MUSIC BARN Suwanee Live bluegrass music, the house band Everett Brothers performs, followed by the feature act. 8pm $15 donation requested 770-945-5628 www.everettsmusicbarn.com/schedule.php --- February 2 COMEDIAN JERRY FARBER & ENTERTAINER JOHNNY PARRAZZO BUFORD COMMUNITY CENTER Buford 8pm $7-$15 770-945-6762 www.bufordcommunitycenter.com/ShowsAndEvents.aspx?CNID=36 -- Know an event not listed here? Add it to our Events calendar on the homepage. --- February 1 EDDIE OWEN PRESENTS: MISSY RAINES AND THE NEW HIP RED CLAY THEATRE Duluth With Special …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
A review of key happenings in and around the city. Add your own.
Monday, December 10, 2012
'Judas Deputy' probes the 1964 slayings, with one of the perpetrators being a Gwinnett officer. One of the three slain officers was Jerry Everett of the Everett's Music Barn family.
Everett's Music Barn in Suwanee has a rich history, but it has roots in a grim chapter of Gwinnett County police corruption. "Judas Deputy," a new true-crime book written by former Atlanta Police officer Mackie Carson, probes the April 1964 slayings of officers Jerry Everett, Jessie Gravitt, and Ralph Davis in a case that turned out to be the work of corruption inside the Gwinnett department. Carson held a book signing Saturday (December 8) at Everett's Music Barn. Jerry Everett's brothers, Randall and Roger Everett, began the barn and musical legacy in the wake of the slayings. -- Do you recall the Gwinnett Police slayings of 1964? Share your memories in the comments below. It's Carson's first book, and he said he wrote it because he was …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Suwanee Patch will have a special anniversary soon, so help us commemorate it with your thoughts.
Suwanee Patch now has been a community information hub for some time, and it will celebrate an important anniversary soon. Since users are crucial to Suwanee Patch and other Patch sites, we can't commemorate any milestone without your help. So now, let us know: What were the top news stories, announcements, blog posts or even other comments that you think were the most important in 2012? We can offer some reminders of a vibrant year. For instance: And Suwanee Patch is about much more. Were there any blog posts, comments or announcements that you found interesting or compelling? Let 'er rip with comments, our links (which can be found through searching the site in the menu bar), photo uploads and anything else that might work. -- Again, …
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 …