Gwinnett Area

$10 Vaccines For Your Pets On Sunday At Vaccine Clinic

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA — A Vaccine Clinic will be held Sunday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds at 2405 Suglarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. The vaccine clinic offers dhpp (dog), lepto (dog), fvrcp (cat), rabies, strongid (cats and dogs), canine influenza and bordatella (cats and dogs) for $10 each (cash only). The also offer micro-chipping for $25. Have your dog on a leash and your cat in a carrier. Proceeds benefit the Society of Humane Friends of Georgia and Operation Second Chance. The event supports the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Jail Dogs/Cats program and saves money at the same time. As part of the program, an inmate of the Gwinnett County Jail, Shane Hawkins has become an expert dog trainer and an author, according to the sheriff’s office Facebook page. (Sign up for Patch real-time email alerts for the latest news in Lawrenceville — or…

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Buy from Georgia initiative announced at ribbon cutting for Georgia Manufacturing Alliance’s new office

Pictured is the ribbon cutting at the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance’s new headquarters in Lawrenceville. Photo special to the MDJ. Over 70 people came to celebrate the ribbon cutting at the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance’s (GMA) new headquarters in Lawrenceville. GMA members, Gwinnett Chamber and Gwinnett County representatives came to show support for an organization that has been supporting the manufacturing community statewide since 2008. “Over the past 10 years, we have built a solid foundation of leaders statewide that will be able to support the imminent growth of manufacturing in Georgia,” said Jason Moss, founder and CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. “We are excited about what the future holds for our members and the manufacturing community in our state.” Moss welcomed the guests with an announcement that the BuyFromGeorgia.com website has been redesigned to highlight over 1,000 Georgia made products that can be purchased via Amazon. The refreshments at the…

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30 Retail Job Openings In Gwinnett Area

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA — Businesses across the region are looking for new employees and Patch has partnered with ZipRecruiter to provide you with our searchable jobs board. Here are some recent job postings in Loganville. See hundreds of openings at our Patch jobs board. The Retail Merchandiser is a part-time position that performs service work in the Hallmark department of various retail stores such as grocery stores, drug stores, department stores and mass … You will be responsible for selling products, merchandise, and services in a retail setting in order to drive company revenue. Responsibilities: * Welcome and identify customer needs * Explain … Retail Sales Type of Job: Full-Time and Part-Time Days of the Week: Standard Retail Schedule (evenings/weekends) Help us help our customers realize their dreams of a beautiful home! Join The #1 … Great environment without the retail hours! We are the best at getting better and…

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LSU president plans changes after death of Roswell freshman

Any future hazing incidents at Louisiana State University will result in groups being removed from campus and expulsion, LSU President F. King Alexander said Wednesday. Alexander’s announcement of changes came just over six months after alleged hazing killed a Roswell freshman. Max Gruver, 18, died in September following an incident at LSU’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity. At the time of his death, Gruver had an alcohol level of .495 percent — more than six times the legal limit for drivers. + Max Gruver (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Last week, LSU’s Task Force on Greek Life released its findings following a study that began in September. King approved all of the task force’s recommendations, which also included giving university leaders access to events at Greek houses. Gruver’s parents were also involved in the task force’s research. “We are committed to real change, and I believe our students, staff, and faculty stand behind…

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2 Ex-Gwinnett Cops Indicted In Driver Brutality Case

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA — Two ex-Gwinnett County police officers were indicted Wednesday, after being arrested last April for punching and kicking a handcuffed driver. Former Gwinnett police officers Michael Bongiovanni and Robert McDonald are now facing charges including violation of oath of office, battery and aggravated assault, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. An indictment is a formal, written statement framed by a prosecuting authority and found by a jury, such as a grand jury, charging a person with an offense. In April 2017, Patch reported Gwinnett County Solicitor-General Rosanna Szabo announced that 63 cases in Gwinnett County Recorder’s Court and 26 cases in Gwinnett County State Court have been dismissed. In each of those cases, either Master Police Officer Robert McDonald or Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni was the principal officer or a necessary witness. Both officers were fired after videos surfaced showing them striking and kicking Demetrius Hollins during a traffic…

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New Playgrounds To Be Added To 2 Gwinnett County Parks

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Two Gwinnett County parks will soon get new playground equipment and improved handicap-accessibility under a new SPLOST-funded $750,192 contract approved by commissioners on Tuesday. Landscape Structures Inc. was the low responsive bidder to remove and replace playground equipment and surfaces at George Pierce Park in Suwanee and Mountain Park Park in Lilburn. “As always, we’re grateful to voters for their ongoing support of the SPLOST programs that are making these park upgrades possible,” said District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks. “This new playground equipment will let all kids visiting George Pierce Park enjoy a playground designed for universal access.” Located near the pond and pavilion, it will feature a net climbing tower with flexible platforms, a tightrope and other balance activities, a multi-person seesaw, a multi-person spinner and a small climbing dome. An area for toddlers includes a small sand table, slide and climber plus a track and…

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Why Gwinnett County Multifamily May Have More Future Upset

The Reserve at Gwinnett, a 370-unit apartment property located in Norcross, GA, has traded hands. ATLANTA— The Reserve at Gwinnett, a 370-unit apartment property located in Norcross, GA, has traded hands. The sale price: $51 million. To continue reading, become a free ALM digital reader. Benefits include: Unlimited access to GlobeSt.com and other free ALM publications Access to 15 years of GlobeSt.com archives Your choice of GlobeSt.com digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications 5 free articles across the ALM subscription network every 30 days Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications *May exclude premium content Source Article

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Killing Grandparents: Gwinnett Teens Plead Guilty

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – Two Gwinnett teens pled guilty Friday to beating their grandparents with a tire iron, stabbing and killing Wendy and Randall Bjorge in April of this year, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Cassandra Bjorge, 17, and Johnny Rider, 19 pled guilty to the murders. Bjorge is the granddaughter of Wendy and Randall Bjorge. According to the newspaper, Bjorge was living in the grandparents’ Lawrenceville home when she and Rider, her boyfriend, stabbed them and slit their throats. The grandparents were dead for about a week, according to police. During that time, Bjorge and Rider invited friends over for parties, not telling them about Bjorge’s grandparents dead upstairs, the newspaper reported. Judge Debra Turner said the case was one of the worst she had presided over in her career, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. For more details on this story, read The Atlanta Journal Constitution article. Subscribe…

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More than 250 apartments proposed near Mall of Georgia

The apartments are proposed for a 22-acre tract on Laurel Crossing Parkway, a street that juts off of Ga. 20 about half a mile north of Coolray Field, the home of the Gwinnett Braves baseball team. The property is also just across I-85 from the Mall of Georgia. Pedcor Investments LLC recently filed documents with the Gwinnett County planning commission asking for the property to be rezoned to a classification that will allow for multifamily housing. The site is currently zoned for office-industrial and business districts. Pedcor wants to build 256 apartments spread across 10 different buildings. “The proposed development would also include a clubhouse and several amenities for residents,” planning documents said, “including outdoor recreation areas, fitness center, business center and a pool.” The planning commission is scheduled to consider the rezoning proposal at its Sept. 5 meeting. The county’s Board of Commissioners would have final say on the…

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About 1,250 Gwinnett Seniors Given Needed Supplies For Holidays

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Gwinnett County Health and Human Services continued its annual gift bag program that helps local seniors in need during the holidays by working with partners to donate home and personal care items. Of the estimated 1,250 seniors served, 900 received services from Health and Human Services, 300 received services from the six local cooperative ministries, 70 received services from the Lawrenceville Housing Authority, and 50 reside in extended-stay hotels. The donations included new blankets, towels, socks, gloves, detergent, soap, shampoo and conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels, non-perishable food and more. Health and Human Services created the program more than 15 years ago when it recognized an increase in senior needs during the holidays. “Our seniors really appreciate how the community comes together to show that they care about them during this time of year,” said Centers Manager Vivian Gaither. Friends of Gwinnett Seniors, a nonprofit…