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.

Civil War author Stephen Davis to speak at Gwinnett Historical Society

Concurrent with the 150th year anniversary of General Sherman’s bombardment of Atlanta during the Civil War, The Gwinnett Historical Society is pleased to announce that Civil War author Stephen Davis will speak at the Society’s May 19th meeting at the old Historical Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville.

LIBRARY WORKSHOPS: Gardening, Grant Writing, and Disney Vacation Planning

Who: Hosted by the library and the UGA Gwinnett Extension Service.
What: vegetable gardening tips from a Master Gardener
Where: Five Forks branch: 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road Lawrenceville, GA 30044-5865
When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Why: Get the help you need to grow your best vegetable garden.
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Who: A workshop presented by the Gwinnett County Public Library and the Foundation Center of Atlanta
What: Grant Writing Basics
Where: Suwanee branch 361 Main Street Suwanee, GA 30024-2233
When: Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Why: Learn the tools you need to write successful grants and get more money for your organization. Registration is required! To register email mwoodard@gwinnettpl.org or call 770.277.6008.
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Who: Emily Williams, Disney travel expert, hosted by the library
What: Disney Vacation Program Where: Five Forks branch 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road Lawrenceville, GA 30044-5865
When: Monday, May 5, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Why: Let the library help you have a fun and affordable Disney vacation.

(Jefferson, Ga) — Jackson EMC recently awarded graduating Mountain View High School senior Stephen Jenkins a 2014 Walter Harrison Scholarship. The son of Brent and Carol Jenkins of Lawrenceville, Stephen will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology this fall and pursue a degree in electrical engineering.

Mary Long

Historic Lawrenceville Trolley Tours

Do you know which famous person Lawrenceville is named?  What about the names Perry, Crogan, Clayton & Pike, where did these names come from?  Why do the courthouse doors face south and how many people are buried in one grave with the fence of those grounds?

(GCPS) New starting date 2014-15 school year

Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) has released a revised 2014-15 school calendar that calls for the district to return to school on Tuesday, August 5 - one day earlier than originally scheduled. The change in the calendar is due to the need for a student/teacher holiday on November 4, which is Election Day. This day was originally slated to be a school day; however, as this year’s election includes several major races, including contests for Governor and a vacated U.S. Senate seat, election traffic is likely to be high.