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Drive the Diamond in Gwinnett

The Jimmy Carter Boulevard bridge over I-85 opened ahead of schedule on Sunday, March 29 as a new Diverging Diamond Interchange.

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Local sorority, Gwinnett County host interactive teen forum

The Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is partnering with Gwinnett County Government and law enforcement officials from the Gwinnett County Police Department and the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office to host a teen forum on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Rhodes Jordan Park Community Center located at 100 East Crogan Street in Lawrenceville.

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Celebrate Earth Day at Coolray Field on Saturday, April 18, 2015

Please join the Solid Waste and Recovered Materials Division on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves as we celebrate Earth Day by hosting a free recycling event. This event will feature paper shredding (limit five copier paper boxes), electronics recycling ($10 cash fee per TV), tire recycling (limit eight tires per vehicle; no dealer tires), paint collection (limit five one-gallon cans per vehicle; cans must contain 25 percent wet, usable paint; no paint thinners, stains, spackle, oil paint cans, rusted paint cans, or dried-up paint), and toner/printer cartridge collection. Please bring your gently used or old sneakers to be donated to those in need or recycled into surfaces for local playgrounds and running tracks. Residents will enjoy free kids’ activities and touch-a-truck, and will have the opportunity to meet their haulers.

If you would like to volunteer, please visit http://www.volunteergwinnett.net/ to sign up for this event.
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Homestead exemption application deadline: April 1

The best way to reduce your property tax bill is to apply for homestead exemptions. The application deadline is April 1. For all exemptions, you must own and occupy the property as your primary residence as of January 1 of the year for which application is being made. Applications for 2015 exemptions will not be processed after April 1. 

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County hosts networking event for potential vendors

The Gwinnett County Purchasing Division will host the ninth annual Supplier Symposium on April 16, 2015, at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Potential vendors may drop-in between 8:30am and 11:30am to meet Gwinnett County buyers, contracting officers, and department representatives, along with representatives from the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce.

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