Thursday, February 21, 2013
The latest alert is set to begin Friday. More heavy rain is expected on Sunday.
Thursday, February 21
Updated 9:03 a.m., February 21 Tired of the rain? Well, get used to more. The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a flood watch to begin Friday afternoon (February 22) and continuing into Saturday. The bulletin reads in part: PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN WILL OCCUR EARLY FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH GEORGIA AND ALL OF CENTRAL GEORGIA. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AROUND 2 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH GEORGIA TO AROUND 4 INCHES OVER CENTRAL GEORGIA. THE WATCH TIME PERIOD IS FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED FOR THE WEEKEND. A SECOND ROUND OF POTENTIALLY HEAVY RAIN MAY ADD ANOTHER 1 TO 2 INCHES OVER THE WATCH AREA SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. THIS MAY REQUIRE AN EXTENSION OR ANOTHER WATCH ISSUANCE. …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The weather system continues to drop rain on the area.
Tuesday, February 12
Suwanee and Gwinnett already are soaking wet, but the hazardous situation will continue for awhile. The National Weather Service has said that a flood watch still is in effect for Gwinnett County until 1 p.m. Wednesday (February 13). More inches of rain are possible. The service's notice reads in part: MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD ACROSS PARTS OF NORTH AND MOST OF CENTRAL GEORGIA THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY. SINCE SUNDAY AFTERNOON...BETWEEN ONE AND THREE INCHES OF RAINFALL HAS ALREADY FALLEN ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA WITH ISOLATED AREAS OF THREE TO FOUR INCHES. AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE LIKELY AS SHOWERS CONTINUE TO TRAIN …
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 …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Gwinnett Fire reports tree downed on house in Lawrenceville.
Wednesday, January 30
Updated 7 p.m.: The Tornado Watch originally issued until 8 p.m. has been cancelled. Lighter rain and windy conditions are expected the rest of the evening. Lows tonight are expected to dip into the 30s. ------- Updated 3:55 p.m. From Gwinnett Fire spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge: INCIDENT DATE: 01/30/13 TIME DISPATCHED: 3:21 P.M. Firefighters are currently responding to a report of a large tree down on the roof of a house in the 3800 block of Willow Wood Way, NW in Lawrenceville. The initial caller indicated that a large tree fell on the roof of the house and damaged about half the roof. There are no injuries reported at this time. Updated 3:45 p.m.: From Gwinnett Schools spokesman Jorge Quintana: "We haven't cancelled after-school …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The suspected pill mill is on Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Lawrenceville and Snellville will have parades in honor of the late civil rights leader from Atlanta.
Monday, January 21
Gwinnett County will have events Monday (January 21) on the national holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. In Snellville, Pastor Elijah Collins of New Jerusalem Baptist Church and Mayor Kelly Kautz have announced plans for Snellville's second annual King Celebration. In Lawrenceville, the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County will present its 13th annual King parade, with events starting at 10 a.m. The parade will start at the historic Gwinnett Courthouse at 10:30 a.m., and this year there will be an extension of the parade route to Moore Middle School, which is located at 1221 Lawrenceville Highway at the intersection of Johnson Road, according to the website. The theme of the Snellville event is "unity in the community." "We need …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Reviewing top news stories from Suwanee and Gwinnett.
The news stayed strong in Suwanee and Gwinnett as 2013 came into play. So it's time to review some recent highlights. (Click on the links for more information.) GWINNETT LIBRARIES URGED TO CHANGE: Gwinnett's elected leaders voted in a $1.4 billion budget for 2013 that included a $1 million reduction in materials for the library system. After several such cuts in recent years, commissioners said a new business model is in order for the libraries. SUWANEE RESTAURANTS CHANGE ... AND FAIL: The local restaurant scene continued to morph. Diggers became Buffalo's Cafe, and the Moondance Restaurant & Lounge, which appealed to higher-end dining, closed its doors "until further notice." $1 MILLION LOTTERY WINNER IN GWINNETT: A quick stop for her …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Gwinnett leaders think the libraries are necessary, but with a different approach.
After another million-dollar budget cut to the Gwinnett County library system, county leaders think it's time for that organization to change its approach. "I would encourage the library to look at a new business model," Gwinnett District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard said Thursday (January 3) as the county's elected leaders passed the 2013 budget. Amid a still-tight revenue situation, commissioners cut $1 million in materials from the library's budget, the latest of several large reductions to that system. Howard noted that the library branches "need to be a community center," but that current plans of coping with their situation are "not working," and she pledged to do "anything I can do" to help. -- What do you think the Gwinnett …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The $1.3 billion spending plan is on the work session agenda for January 3.
Gwinnett commissioners could formally vote in the fiscal year 2013 budget on Thursday, January 3. The commissioners, who begin the year with two members who were not on the panel at the start of 2012, are scheduled to discuss the proposed budget at a 10 a.m. work session. If no hitches develop, the formal vote would take place at the 2 p.m. business meeting. The budget is about $1.3 billion (operating budget and capital expenditures budget), about 8.5 percent smaller than the 2012 budget. -- What are the key issues facing Gwinnett commissioners in 2013? Share your thoughts in the comments below. It's the first full-year Gwinnett budget to be formulated since the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) settlement with cities in Gwinnett last …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A look at some of the top stories from the past year from Patch sites across Gwinnett County.
The following, in order of popularity, were the most viewed stories on Patch sites across Gwinnett in 2012. Click on the headline to read the full story. 1. Gingrich 2nd in Gwinnett GOP Straw Poll; Paul Wins - Suwanee Patch Calling President Obama the "most dangerous president in modern American history," Newt Gingrich made bold statements on the current administration and his presidential plans in a February 2012 speech in Suwanee. 2. Former Loganville Funeral Director's License Suspended After He Dismembers Body - Loganville Patch Man was also accused of threatening to kill a colleague and he reportedly attempted suicide inside his Loganville Funeral Home. 3. Pair Posing As Contractors Arrested on Burglary, Drug Charges - Dacula Patch…