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County Receives Two Donations

County Receives Two Donations

LAWRENCEVILLE – Commissioners today accepted donations from two organizations, one that will help with transportation needs for seniors and persons with disabilities and another that brings an interactive learning exhibit to Gwinnett County.

The Friends of Gwinnett Senior Services donated $39,371 to be used for the Transportation Voucher Program in Gwinnett. Recently, federal funds were granted from the New Freedom Act to support a limited number of seniors and persons with disabilities with vouchers to support the cost of transportation for essential trips with priority given to medical appointments and medical procedures.

Public transportation, including paratransit, is limited to certain corridors in the county and cannot meet the transportation needs for all those who need special transportation.

Gwinnett County will Host the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m

Atlanta, GA--  Gwinnett County will host the annual Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville. The public is invited to attend this observance to pay tribute to the men and women who have served honorably in the military, during wartime or peacetime, and to memorialize the fallen heroes who have sacrificed their lives to protect our nation.

 Gwinnett County commissioners and County Administrator Glenn Stephens will lead this year's ceremony. The keynote speaker will be by Brig. Gen. Jerry J. Bradford. Honor guard units from the Gwinnett County Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Sheriff's Departments and the Lawrenceville Police Department will also take part in the event.

The Veterans Day Ceremony will be televised at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 on TVgwinnett, the county's local government access cable channel.

Moonlight & Music Concert, Sept. 24th

Celebrate the end of summer at Lawrenceville's final 2010 Kaiser Permanente Moonlight & Music Concert featuring the Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band, Sons of Sailors.

130 New Jobs in Lawrenceville

New Show at the New London Theatre

New London Theatre of Snellville will present Murder in the Magnolias opening September 17th and continuing through October 3rd.

When death creeps upon the Belle Acres plantation, the south Mississippian family is sent into a tailspin of intrigue - or as much of a tailspin as these crazy people can handle.  Senators, Princesses, Lawyers and Sheriffs all take a turn in Colonel Chickenwing's Drawing Room, but who did it.

Murder in the Magnolias is being directed by Chris Comfort and produced by Anne Simmons.

Tickets are $12.00 in advance or $15.00 on the day of the show. Children and students with ID are always $10.00.  Seniors can enjoy tickets for the Sunday performances for only $10.00.  Seats to watch the final dress rehearsal are available for a minimum $8.00 donation at the door.

No More Lines, perhaps

Gwinnett County has recieved its allotment of electronic bar code scanners for use in the upcoming November election. The scanners will instantly compare poll book information with a potential voter’s driver’s license identification.

Gwinnett Elections Director Lynn Ledford says, “The current process takes poll workers at least 10 to 15 seconds each to look up voters in the electronic poll book and compare their identification to our records of registered voters".

Voters must still fill out a voter’s certificate at the polling place, and poll workers will still check photo identification.