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County lifts outdoor burn ban

Effective Saturday, December 10, the Gwinnett County Fire Marshal‘s Office will lift the temporary suspension on outdoor burning. This includes resuming the issuance of permits to conduct bonfires and construction pit burns and lifting the restrictions on smoking and grilling in Gwinnett County-operated parks. The suspension was put in place on November 18 due to extreme drought conditions across much of the state.

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Proposed 2017 budget invests in key areas

Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash presented a proposed $1.56 billion budget for fiscal year 2017 to the public and the Board of Commissioners during a briefing on November 15. 

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Holiday performances by Gwinnett schools

Gwinnett County schools will spread the holiday spirit at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center throughout December. Come out and enjoy the sounds of the holidays during your lunch break.

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Stay safe during the holidays

Cooking is the leading cause of residential fires year-round, but such fires peak on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Christmas Eve. Gwinnett firefighters urge you to stay safe with these practical home fire safety tips:

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State EPD declares Level 2 drought

On November 17, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division declared a Level 2 drought response for 52 Georgia counties, including Gwinnett. In response to this declaration, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources would like to remind residents of current watering restrictions, as well as other ways to conserve water. For details, click here or visit

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