GCPL and Norcross High School team up for MakerCamp

Norcross - Coming in June, the Gwinnett County Public Library, in partnership with Norcross High School, will host the first “MakerCamp” for Gwinnett students. MakerCamp introduces students to practical -- and fun -- hands on learning through the use of computer-aided design software and a MakerBot 3D printer.

"Why being there matters"

On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. The Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the world's oceans give the Navy the power to protect America's interests anywhere, and at any time.

Gwinnett Place Mall honors members of the community

DULUTH – As new owners of Gwinnett Place Mall, Moonbeam Capital Investments has developed a corporate initiative to ensure that the mall takes an active role in the community. As part of this initiative, community outreach plans for next year involve partnering and supporting local non-profit organizations and hosting events that are community focused.

Governor Nathan Deal installs 2014-2015 ACCG Board of Managers

Gwinnett County Chairman Charlotte Nash to Serve as ACCG First Vice President

ATLANTA – Governor Nathan Deal joined county officials from across the state at the 100th annual conference of ACCG, Georgia’s county association, held April 11-15 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. In addition to giving the centennial keynote address, he also installed the association’s 2014-2015 Board of Managers. Gwinnett County Chairman Charlotte Nash was sworn in as ACCG First Vice President and will serve as part of the association’s 40-member Board of Managers for the next year. She is slated to become the association’s next president in April 2015.

Gwinnett County teens raise awareness against underage drinking

Lawrenceville, Ga – The Helping Others Organize Kreative Everyday Differences (HOOKED) Teen Club has planned a 5K and Fun Run event with the goal of bringing attention to underage drinking, encourage peers to thrive and keep adults from providing alcohol to minors. The “Alcohol Free Gets Me …” 5k and Fun Run will be held on April 26 at Tribble Mill Park at 7:30 a.m. during Alcohol Awareness Month, which is also peak prom and graduation season. All proceeds of the race will support the Teen Institute through Gwinnett United In Drug Education (GUIDE, Inc) and the HOOKED Teen Club, the club is currently seeking corporate sponsorship.

Veteran’s driver’s license/ID available for all Georgia Vets

A new enhancement at the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) that allows all military veterans to request a special license or identification card denoting their service was announced by Governor Nathan Deal today. DDS Commissioner Rob Mikell is pleased that the details were included at a special ceremony at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center in Columbus.

Jail dogs to be featured at Farmers’ Market

SNELLVILLE – People coming to the city’s nationally acclaimed Farmers’ Market may go home with more than a dozen ears of corn and a basket of tomatoes. For the second year, market organizers are teaming up with Operation Second Chance, an organization that places dogs and cats cared for by Gwinnett County Jail inmates with new owners.