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The Suwanee Police Department to get some newtechnology for its Motorcycle officers

The Suwanee Police Department to get some newtechnology for its Motorcycle officers

Suwanee, GA--  Tonight at the Suwanee City Hall meeting, on the agenda is a $10k grant that will allow motorcycle officers to get new tablet computers and printers that they can carry.

This gives the officers the ability to issues tickets from their vehicles, just as patrol officers do.  In addition a video caera will let them video tape traffic stops.

For more information and to see the City Hall agenda, visit www.Suwanee.com

County fills $18 Million Gap in 2011

County fills $18 Million Gap in 2011

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- (submitted by News for Neighborhoods) Gwinnett County's adopted 2011 budget included an $18 million deficit. While that gap represented less than one percent of the total budget, using fund balance to fill the deficit would have been unsustainable.

Gwinnett County to hold special election

Gwinnett County to hold special election

LAWRENCEVILLE – On Tuesday, March 15, Gwinnett County will hold their special election to elect a new chairman for the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners.

There are four candidates vying for this post, they are: former Gwinnett County administrator Charlotte Nash of Dacula, formal naval officer Larry Gause of Tucker, retired assistant chief of police Gerald Duane Kissel of Snellville and business owner Will Costa of Lilburn.  

This election is being held in wake of the controversial resignation of former Chairman Charles Bannister and the indictment, and eventual resignation, of his replacement, Kevin Kenerly.

Bannister resigned to avoid a perjury charge upon a grand jury investigation of unlawful land deals but was eventually cleared of all charges.

Gwinnett County to hold special election

Gwinnett County to hold special election

LAWRENCEVILLE – (submitted by News for Neighborhoods) The special election to fill the unexpired term of chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will take place on Tuesday, March 15 from 7AM to 7PM at your voting precinct. Click here to view the qualified candidates in the special election.

March 15th Special Election 1 Week Away

March 15th Special Election 1 Week Away

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett Communications)  The special election to fill the unexpired term of chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will take place on Tuesday, March 15 from 7:00am to 7:00pm at your voting precinct. Click here to view the qualified candidates in the special election. To view a sample ballot for the special election, click here.

Voters can also request an absentee ballot for the special election. A completed application must first be received before an absentee ballot is issued. Please call the Voter Registration and Elections division at 678.226.7210 to request an application or complete the form online.

Commissioners Host Citizens’ Forum

Commissioners Host Citizens’ Forum

LAWRENCEVILLE – Gwinnett County Commissioners will l host the last, in a series of Citizens’ Forums’, tonight at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse.

This forum was designed to open the floor to county citizens to share their thoughts on how to meet the needs of Gwinnett County residents and businesses. All citizens are invited to attend.

The forum will begin at 7PM. The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is located at 185 Crogan Street in Lawrenceville.

 

Free to Speed in Gwinnett? Think Again, Sheriff's Dept. is Ticketing Speeders

Free to Speed in Gwinnett? Think Again, Sheriff's Dept. is Ticketing Speeders

Gwinnett County, GA--  While a lawsuit has not been resolved involving service delivery contracts between the county and cities, it has widely been reported that county police and city police departments have lost their right to run radar guns.  This fact as trickled down to residents and commuters whom continue to believe they are now free to speed, because the police have lost their ability to track and catch offenders.

Speeders beware.  Sheriff Butch Conway of the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department has enlisted his officers to turn their radar guns ON to catch speeders and to continue to ticket individuals.  

The fact that the Gwinnett Sheriff is an elected officer and that his Sheriff's Department is not a department who reports or answers to the Board of Commissioners, they are not subject to the sanctions from the pending lawsuit and can still use radar.

"It is important that law enforcement officers in Gwinnett