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Be safe while shopping during the holidays

Gwinnett County Police Department’s Holiday Task Force will be activated Thanksgiving night and will continue every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through New Year’s Eve. This initiative puts additional officers in shopping districts throughout the county to help reduce crime against holiday shoppers. 

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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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Practice fire safety when preparing your Thanksgiving meal

Thanksgiving is typically a time when family and friends gather to share meals and laughter. As preparations for the busy holiday are underway, firefighters want to encourage safe cooking practices. Cooking continues to be the leading cause of residential fires during the Thanksgiving holiday and throughout the year. The Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services and the National Fire Protection Association are calling on all cooks to include fire safety in their recipes.  

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Thanksgiving is a trash and recycling holiday in Gwinnett

Thursday, November 26 is a trash and recycling holiday for residents living in unincorporated Gwinnett County. Collection scheduled on that day will be rescheduled to Friday, November 27 and Friday collection will be rescheduled to Saturday, November 28. Only Thursday and Friday collections will be affected. If you live within city limits, please contact your city hall for your trash and recycling schedule. 

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2016 budget proposal invests in big picture

Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash presented a proposed $1.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2016 to the public and the Board of Commissioners during a briefing on November 17, 2015. After a public hearing takes place on December 7 and opportunity for public input through the end of the year, commissioners will finalize the budget during their first meeting in January.

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