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How To Get Free Chick-fil-A In Gwinnett County

Chick-fil-A will celebrate the 2019 Cow Appreciation Day on July 9. (David Allen/Patch) LOGANVILLE, GA — If you dress like a cow, there’s a free meal in store for you. Chick-fil-A will celebrate Cow Appreciation Day on Tuesday, July 9. Anyone who shows up at a Chick-fil-A dressed as a cow or wearing any cow-themed clothing will get a free breakfast, lunch or dinner entree. Salads are excluded from the offer. The deal is good from opening to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9. Not every location may participate in the offer, so check before you order. Options include the Egg White Grill or classic Chicken Biscuit during breakfast hours, or the Original Chicken Sandwich or Grilled Nuggets during lunch and dinner hours. Kids can receive a free breakfast entrée during breakfast hours or a free Kid’s Meal during lunch and dinner hours for dressing in a cow costume. These…

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Real estate company sues law firm over HHGregg property deal gone awry

A Carmel-based real estate company has filed a lawsuit against Krieg DeVault, alleging the Indianapolis-based law firm’s failure to file a property deed in 2003 in a transaction involving defunct retailer HHGregg could now cost the real estate company millions of dollars. The real estate firm, WGT V LLC, or WGT, accuses Krieg DeVault of legal malpractice, negligent conduct and breaching its fiduciary duties. In the suit, WGT says it was founded in 2003, partly for acquiring and leasing commercial real estate, including four appliance stores for HHGregg. The company paid Krieg DeVault to prepare its articles of organization and handle all its legal services up until 2004, the suit says. In 2003, HHGregg acquired an outlet store at the Mall of Georgia in Buford, Georgia, in Gwinnett County that it remodeled into one of its appliance stores. The former retailer entered into a fairly common sale-leaseback transaction with WGT,…

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DNA identifies remains as Gwinnett County mother missing since 2017

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) – DNA testing has confirmed that remains found in Clayton County are those of a Norcross mother missing for more than two years, authorities announced Friday. Beatriz Noemi Espinoza-Fuentes, 25, was reported missing on March 25, 2017. She was last seen at Hickory Grove Apartments and told family members she was leaving with her 3-year-old child. That same day, her child was found wandering on South Norcross Tucker Road near Norcross. RELATED: 3-year-old found wandering, Norcross mother missing The bodies of two homicide victims were found in Clayton County in the spring of 2017. Authorities said Friday that one of those victims is Espinoza-Fuentes and they are investigating the case as a possible kidnapping in Gwinnett County. Anyone with information about the case should call the Gwinnett County Police Department at 770-690-9496 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS to remain anonymous. Tipsters with information that…

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Future of Gwinnett County and Northeast Atlanta

1) Gwinnett’s MARTA expansion referendum failed. What other transit solutions are being considered? 2) How can real estate professionals work together to reinvent Gwinnett’s office market? 3) How can developers attract diverse residents, like millennials, who perceive the urban city center as a more attractive place to work and live? 4) How can private and public entities alike combat company relocation out of Gwinnett? 5) There is an oversupply of malls in Gwinnett. What are the neighborhood’s top developers doing to redevelop them? Source Article

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Gwinnett Inspections: French Bistro Scores 72, Oysters Discarded

A Gwinnett restaurant scored 72 in their latest inspection when oysters had to be discarded. (Shutterstock) GWINNETT COUNTY, GA — Here are some restaurant and food service inspections conducted in Gwinnett County during the past few days. Click on the date for more info. Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score of 100. Higher points are taken for items with higher risk to cause illness, while repeat violations take even more points. Letter grades assigned are A for totals of 100 to 90 points, B for 89 to 80, C for 79 to 70, and U for less than 70. Because of the high quantity of restaurants in Gwinnett County, Patch runs restaurant inspection scores every two or three days. Last restaurant report: Gwinnett Inspections: Papa John’s Fails, Lack Of Manager Control…

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Large tree snaps in half, falls on Gwinnett apartment building

A tree fell on a Gwinnett County apartment building Friday morning as North Georgia woke up to heavy rain and severe thunderstorms. Authorities responded just after 5 a.m. to a report of a tree down on a building at the Columns at Peachtree Corners apartments in the 900 block of Concepts 21 Drive near Peachtree Corners, Gwinnett fire spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge said in a news release. Crews found a large pine tree that snapped in half and fell on part of the building and in the parking lot. Limbs from the tree penetrated the roof and wall of one apartment unit, he said. “Occupants were inside the apartment at the time the tree fell,” Rutledge said. “The tree penetrated the roof over the bedroom and part of the wall in the apartment unit directly below.” One person, an adult, was evaluated and released at the scene by paramedics for…

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Autonomous and connected vehicles, housing, public safety win in first ‘Georgia Smart’ challenge

Written by Colin Wood After announcing a new competition earlier this year designed to bring university and private sector resources together with local government to solve civic challenges, Georgia Institute of Technology has announced four winning projects this week centered around improving transportation, housing, and public safety. The Georgia Smart Communities Challenge, or shortened as Georgia Smart, was announced in February as a way for communities to address common challenges. The four winning communities announced Tuesday — Albany, Chamblee, Chatham County and Gwinnett County — give through their project proposals an idea of what organizers had in mind when they created the challenge as they prepare their one-year research projects. The city of Albany is partnering with other local governments to develop an automated housing registry to replace the city’s outdated and inefficient housing inventory that contains more than 33,000 entries. Through a project called the Albany Housing Data Analytics…

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Gwinnett ranked among Georgia’s five healthiest counties

James Brey Gwinnett County has been named one of Georgia’s five healthiest counties again, but its neighbor to the west, Forsyth County, has once again taken the title of being the healthiest place in the state. While Forsyth remains at the top, the second through fifth healthiest counties — Oconee, Cherokee, Fayette and Gwinnett — are also the same as last year’s in the newly released 2019 County Health Rankings. All five counties are suburban and in the northern half of the state. The annual County Health Rankings, released Tuesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, consider factors other than medical care, such as education, transportation, housing and poverty, that influence how long and how well people live. It’s the seventh straight year that Forsyth, northeast of Atlanta, has topped the rankings in the state. The five Georgia counties in the poorest…

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Saving Main Street: Powder Springs latest town seeking reinvention

Once a Victorian resort town known for its restorative waters, Powder Springs is struggling. A bookstore, consignment shop and florist anchor the downtown, while many of the red brick storefronts stand empty. New restaurants come and go. The Country Store of Seven Springs, housed in a white clapboard building believed to date back to the presidency of Andrew Jackson, has been closed since 2012, its iconic Coca-Cola advertisement slowly fading in the Georgia sun. “I love Powder Springs,” said Mayor Al Thurman. “I love the quaintness. But the fact of the matter is, if we don’t change with time, we’re really going to be left behind.” The city, led by the mayor and a revived downtown development authority, is spearheading an ambitious new project officials hope can emulate the successes of Woodstock, Suwanee and Duluth — small and medium-sized cities that were able to inject new life into their downtowns…

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Gwinnett BOC renews inmate housing agreement with Georgia corrections department

Gwinnett news Gwinnett County’s prison will remain the home of as many as 222 state inmates while they serve out sentences for crimes they’ve been found guilty of committing. County commissioners approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Georgia Department of Corrections to house the inmates in the Gwinnett County Comprehensive Correctional Complex until June 30, 2018. Prison warden Darrell Johnson said the agreement was one the county and state agree to each year to house the inmates in the county. The agreement comes about a month after county officials agreed to house more inmates for the state. “This number includes the 64 inmates that were voted on and approved by the (Board of Commissioners) back on April 18,” Johnson told commissioners. In exchange for having the county house the inmates, the Georgia Department of Corrections will pay Gwinnett county $20 per inmate for each day that they are housed in…