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Same-Sex Marriage: Supreme Court or Bust?

Same-Sex Marriage: Supreme Court or Bust?

With more courthouse victories for gays and lesbians, is it time for a final decision?
Georgia Politicians Call for Legalizing Marijuana

Georgia Politicians Call for Legalizing Marijuana

The state is the first in the South to push for less regulation as the national conversation on pot grows.

GDOT Seeks Feedback for Future Projects

An online survey will be available until the end of September.
City of Dacula Permits Issued in June

City of Dacula Permits Issued in June

13 residential permits were among those issued.
Lawsuit: Ga. Man Challenges Gun-Carry Denial by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Lawsuit: Ga. Man Challenges Gun-Carry Denial by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

He wanted to carry a weapon when camping and boating at Lake Allatoona, but was denied.
Dacula Fills Vacant City Council Seat; Appoints Donna Peairs

Dacula Fills Vacant City Council Seat; Appoints Donna Peairs

The council seat was vacated by Greg Reeves, who resigned last month in the aftermath of Reeves' arrest for misusing a city-issued credit card.
$25K Donation Will Build 'UnbeLeafable' Play Area at Little Mulberry Park

$25K Donation Will Build 'UnbeLeafable' Play Area at Little Mulberry Park

The playground will be named after Karina Miller.
Dacula's City Limits Grow By 75 Acres

Dacula's City Limits Grow By 75 Acres

34 parcels have been annexed into the city.
City of Dacula Permits Issued in May

City of Dacula Permits Issued in May

14 residential permits were among those issued.
Street Work Coming to Hill Circle and South Street in Dacula

Street Work Coming to Hill Circle and South Street in Dacula

The project includes resurfacing streets, rebuilding sidewalks, improving drainage and constructing driveway aprons.
Greg Reeves Resigns from Dacula City Council

Greg Reeves Resigns from Dacula City Council

Reeves is facing felony theft charges; Council will appoint a replacement.
Gwinnett Board Appoints Next County Attorney

Gwinnett Board Appoints Next County Attorney

William Linkous III is expected to begin his new role on May 19.
April 2014 Building Permits Issued by City of Dacula

April 2014 Building Permits Issued by City of Dacula

12 residential and 2 commercial building permits issued.
Report: Robo Survey Calls on District 105 Democratic Primary Were Racially Insensitve

Report: Robo Survey Calls on District 105 Democratic Primary Were Racially Insensitve

One woman said the survey call “asked if I would vote for an Asian businessman or Africa-American swim mom.”
Should Georgia Legalize Pot?

Should Georgia Legalize Pot?

With the economic benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is our state the next in line?
Dacula's Request to Annex 75 Acres Gets OK from Gov. Deal

Dacula's Request to Annex 75 Acres Gets OK from Gov. Deal

34 properties officially will be added to the city limits June 1.
Property Tax Assessments Are On the Way; So Are Increases for Many

Property Tax Assessments Are On the Way; So Are Increases for Many

The county says 75 percent of Gwinnett’s 1,645 residential neighborhoods will see an increase in assessed value.
Report: Dacula Council Approves Change in Credit Card Policy

Report: Dacula Council Approves Change in Credit Card Policy

Change made in light of a councilman's recent arrest for using a city credit care for personal expenses.
Dacula Revises Requests for Qualified Road Contractors

Dacula Revises Requests for Qualified Road Contractors

Proposals are due April 17.
SPLOST Proposal: Parks Funding Should Go to Existing Facilities

SPLOST Proposal: Parks Funding Should Go to Existing Facilities

The new three-year SPLOST program goes into effect on April 1.