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Reverse - Brought to you by Noise Podcast Network https://www.NoisePodcastNetwork.comSnellville residents may see changes to city alcohol sales coming soon.The city recently announced that residents will vote on whether they want the city to issue licenses to businesses for package sales of alcohol in the Nov. 8 election.“Restaurants can serve, now, but we’ve never had package sales and that is something that several people over the years have looked into,” Snellville City Manager Butch Sanders said. -This show is brought to by Noise Podcast Network. Gwinnett County will give vendors who want to do business with the county government or other local agencies a chance to learn how to do so this week.The county’s Purchasing Division will host Gwinnett’s 14th Annual Supplier Networking Event from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, which is located at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.“(The) Gwinnett County Purchasing Division invites business vendors to learn how to do business with its 14 County departments and partner agencies,” county officials said in an announcement for the event. -This show is brought to you by Noise Podcast Network https://www.NoisePodcastNetwork.comLocated less than two miles from Gas South Arena and steps away from Sugarloaf Mills mall, Aloft Lawrenceville – Sugarloaf is getting set for a fall opening. Aloft Lawrenceville – Sugarloaf, is a music and technology inspired hotel. The five-story property features 112 loft-like rooms and plenty of vibrant spaces for relaxing after a workday, including the WXYZ bar, a splash pool and a beautifully designed outdoor patio.The loft rooms have airy, 9-foot ceilings, natural textiles, plush platform beds and plenty of outlets to stay connected. Each room includes 55-inch LCD TV, complimentary high-speed WiFi, Aloft signature coffee, and Aloft custom spa inspired toiletries.Aloft Lawrenceville — Sugarloaf is located at 2110 North Brown Rd. in unincorporated Lawrenceville.For more information, visit -This show is made possible by https://www.NoisePodcastNetwork.comGwinnett’s mask rules are based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s transmission measurements. When transmission is high, the district requires staff to wear masks.On Thursday, the CDC reported the county’s level dropped from high to medium. The district stated on its website that it lifted the mask requirement, but it still “strongly encourages” masks in school buildings.Staff in Gwinnett schools have been required to wear masks for about a month. SOURCE: By Josh Reyes, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution -This show is made possible by Noise Podcast Network “We have students from all over the world, and the cafeteria is the one place that they all come at some point during the school day,” Karen Hallford, director of school nutrition, said. “So we want to have options for them, so we offer as much variety as we possibly can so they can get in the line and hopefully find something that’s good to them.”SOURCE: -This show is made possible by Noise Podcast Network https://www.NoisePodcastNetwork.comBuford resident Clinton Cain shows a page from the book, ‘Sex is a Funny Word,’ to the Gwinnett Public Library System Board of Trustees on Monday night as he calls for the book to be moved out of the children’s sections at Gwinnett library branches.Photo: Curt YeomansSOURCE: -This show is made possible by Noise Podcast Network https://www.NoisePodcastNetwork.comStudent response to the change has been swift. An online petition to “Bring Back Wi-Fi Access” garnered 10,000 signatures in about three days.What are teens doing behind their screens?Among the top concerns described in comments on the petition was the ability for students and parents to reach each other for reasons from arranging a ride because of a canceled afterschool activity to possible emergencies.SOURCE: -This show is made possible by Noise Podcast Network. https://www.NoisePodcastNetwork.comSome parents in Gwinnett wondered if the pandemic reducing social opportunities for their children would also have an effect once they got to school.But Gwinnett, Georgia’s largest school district, is undertaking two major initiatives designed to get more children ready for school. It’s funding $3.6 million for pre-K in eight elementary schools. Gwinnett’s pre-K program had previously been for special needs students. Gwinnett will also expand its Play 2 Learn program, for children from birth to age 5, to all of its elementary schools.SOURCE: Photo Credit: Steve Schaefer show is made possible by Noise Podcast Network For residents and businesses who’ve been concerned that glass recycling is not available in Suwanee, good news. Glass bottles and jars can now be recycled Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Suwanee Public Works, 3625 Swiftwater Park Drive.Glass must be rinsed, clean and free of debris or food to reduce contamination. Lids, caps and corks should be removed.Only glass should be placed in the collection bin. Bags and boxes used to transport glass to the bin should be discarded off site.SOURCE: -This show is made possible by Noise Podcast Network https://www.NoisePodcastNetwork.comThe Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners’ monthly public hearing meeting for planning and zoning cases last week began at 7 p.m. as usual — but it didn’t end until shortly after 1 a.m.County Commissioner Kirkland Carden said that’s too late to keep residents and staff away from their homes, so he’s pushing for county leaders to consider holding the Board of Commissioners monthly public hearings at 5:30 p.m. from now on.And, Carden wants the public to weigh in whether the meetings should start earlier as well.SOURCE: - This podcast is made possible by Noise Podcast Network In this episode of Good Morning Gwinnett, I talk to Ryan Cox who and some of the young men in his program. Ryan has raised over $300,000 for his organization and I ask him how he did it. He shares some important tips that other nonprofits can take to help them raise funds for their cause too.​Ryan Cox is the Founder of Gwinnett Chatt Outreach. He was born and raised in Chattanooga Tennessee, hence the “Chatt” in the name of the organization. He tries to hold on to his Tennessee roots here and there. In moving to Georgia years ago, and living in Gwinnett County for over 10 years; Ryan has grown a passion for Gwinnett County and its residents.As a resident of the county, Ryan began to notice a social justice gap within the communities of Gwinnett. Ryan is not one to play the blame game, he took action by volunteering, continuing to vote, attending local government meetings, and launching Gwinnett Chatt Outreach. He is continuously looking for creative ways to make a difference in his community, and bridge the social injustice gap.​As the founder of Gwinnett Chatt Outreach, Ryan’s goal is to help Gwinnett communities be healthy, well cared for, informed, and thriving. Ryan partners with community leaders, businesses, and the community itself; to develop and conduct public service programs. Ryan’s shared passion for Gwinnett County and the well-being of all its residents, is an extension of who Ryan is at his core.For more Power Player interviewsClick Here.Until Next TimeMake It A Great Day!Audrey show is made possible by Noise Podcast Network https://www.NoisePodcastNetwork.comThe first Tesla Supercharging station is now open in Duluth! ⚡️Conveniently located at the Duluth Village shopping center, this supercharging site is equipped with 12 stations. So, plug in while shopping or dining at one of the local businesses and return to a fully charged vehicle in no time!Duluth Village Address: 3585 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096 -This show is made possible by Duluth Police Department proudly announces Chief Jacquelyn Carruth as our agency's newly appointed Chief of Police!Chief Carruth is a 26-year veteran of the department and will be the first female Chief in the department's 100-year history and will be one of only 3% of Police Chiefs in the state who are female.Chief Carruth plans to continue building on the solid foundation that her predecessor, Chief Belcher, has already set in place. Her focus will be on maintaining high standards of policing, continuing and expanding the department's crime-fighting capabilities through the use of technology, and continuing to find ways to build positive relationships with all members of our community.Please help us congratulate Chief Jacquelyn Carruth! This show is made possible by https://www.NoisePodcastNetwork.comSome residents in Snellville may pay a higher property tax bill this year, despite the tax rate being decreased.The culprit? Soaring home values.City officials released a notice of property tax increase this month despite a reduction in the rate to 4.00 mills from last year’s 4.588, Snellville City Manager Butch Sanders said.“The only reason there would be an increase in their taxes, since the millage rate went down, is if their reassessment put the value of their house at a higher level,” Sanders said.It could be an increase of about 5% for some homeowners, the announcement said.SOURCE: -This show is made possible by Gwinnett County Public Schools is implementing a new visitor screening system, upgrading building entrances and working to hire more police officers in an effort to enhance school safety.The school police force is also calling on community members to speak up whenever there are concerns.District Police Chief Tony Lockard and Coordinator of School Safety Wayne Rickard discussed the plans recently in advance of the new school year.SOURCE: made possible by Only two out of five Gwinnett County commissioners showed up in person Monday night to a state-mandated public hearing on the county’s proposed property tax rate, requiring the hearing be rescheduled and tentatively delaying tax collection by about two weeks.“I want to express my disappointment with not being able to make quorum at our final public hearing yesterday, resulting in our inability to adopt the millage rate today,” said Nicole Love Hendrickson, commission chairwoman, at a Tuesday meeting.SOURCE: show is made possible by Women and girls in Lilburn will soon have the opportunity to learn some self-defense techniques that could keep them safe.This month, the Lilburn Police Department announced their free women’s self-defense program. The two-day program will include classroom and hands-on instruction in risk awareness, crime prevention strategies and physical defense techniques. The activities are intended to decrease vulnerability, help women identify risks, and explore options when dealing with threats of violence, the announcement said.The classes will be held Aug. 10-11 and Oct. 12-13. The classes are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. all four days.SOURCE: show is made possible by https://www.NoisePodcastNetwork.comA real estate company formed by a state House candidate and the owner of Underground Atlanta recently sued Gwinnett County over a zoning denial for a proposed 181-unit apartment complex on Meadow Church Road near Duluth.“It didn’t get approved because of some bad politics here,” said Om Duggal, the Democratic nominee for the redrawn 99th state House district and the face of Diplomat Infraprop Sugarloaf LLC.SOURCE: show is made possible by http://www.NoisePodcastNetwork.comGwinnett County and the United Way of Greater Atlanta are asking residents and community organizations to weigh in on how $4.25 million in Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery funds should be distributed to local nonprofits.The county has posted two online surveys: one for nonprofit organizations and another for residents and community groups.SOURCE: show is made possible by Have you ever thought about getting an investor for your company? Would you even know what type of investor to look for? Do you know what it takes for your company to be investible? Well if your answer is no to any of these questions, listen to this episode and take notes. Renee McCalla-Taylor is an investor and entrepreneur who has a passion for helping businesses to grow and flourish. Renee is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of 4C Capital that has investments in IGeneX, Insight Medical Genetics, Stride Tool, and Chicago Switchboard. Mrs. McCalla-Taylor is a strong advocate for Minority and Women Owned Businesses. She has served on the boards of Florida Minority Supplier Development Corporation and as President of the Orlando Chapter of Business and Professional Women (BPW). She holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Central Florida in Communicative Disorders.In her spare time, she enjoys a great game of golf, traveling, dancing, and hanging out with family and friends.
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