Thursday, May 23, 2013
Casey Snyder will replace the retiring Bill Myers as chief effective May 25.
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Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services, which serves Gwinnett's 805,000 residents, is getting a new leader and a revamped facility. Gwinnett officials announced Tuesday that Casey Snyder, a 24-year veteran of the department, will replace Bill Myers, who will retire on May 24 after 30 years with the county. Also, the county announced that a $1.3 million expansion of Gwinnett’s Fire Academy will begin this summer. Snyder, who will oversee the department of 800 employees, began his career in emergency services in 1984. “Casey Snyder is the ideal choice to lead Fire and Emergency Services," County Administrator Glenn Stephens said in a news release. "Like his predecessor, Bill Myers, whom we will miss greatly, Casey started as a firefighter with…
The last day of school for Gwinnett County students was Wednesday, May 22. See what fun activities you can get your child involved with over the summer.
May 22 was the last day of school for Gwinnett County Public Schools students. The following days, May 23 and May 24, are the last teacher planning days for the school year. Teachers return for the 2013-2014 school year on July 31, and students return August 7. Here are a few things to get your children through the summer months:
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Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor.
Trash pickups not affected.
All county offices, excluding those necessary for the comfort and safety of Gwinnett County citizens, will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Trash and recycling pickup will not be affected. Haulers will follow their normal schedules and hauler call centers will be open. Visit www.sustainablegwinnett.com to locate hauler contact information. The Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recycling Call Center will be closed. County offices will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28.
Over a period of eight weeks, six Korean teachers participated in a cultural exchange at a Lilburn School.
A jury is charged with deciding whether the convicted murderer should get the death penalty for murdering her one-time boyfriend.
For several weeks, television viewers have been focused on the trial of Jodi Arias, now convicted of murdering her one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander. The penalty phase is under way and the jury is to decide whether she gets life in prison or death for the violent crime of which she has been convicted. Initially, the NY Daily Mail reported that Arias had claimed in a television interview that she wanted to die rather than spend the rest of her life in jail. According to a story in Fox News, much as she did throughout the case, Arias has again changed her story. She reportedly now says asking for the death penalty is like asking for assisted suicide, and she wants to spare her family the pain. She is now asking the jury to spare her life…
Surveillance video shows a black Lincoln town car driving into the store's glass front doors and two men emerging from it to try to gain access to a safe.
Police believe two men rammed a car into a Family Dollar in Lilburn last week in order to try to conduct a burglary. According to the Lilburn Police report, the incident occurred around 11:18 p.m. last Monday (May 13) at the 5279 Lawrenceville Highway business. Police arrived to find the store's glass front doors broken and the frames damaged and loose on their hinges. After meeting with the assistant manager at the scene, authorities were able to review video surveillance of the incident. Footage shows a black Lincoln town car ramming into the front of the store in order to open the doors. The car backs up slightly, and then two men, the driver and front passenger, exit the vehicle and enter the business. The driver finds the store's safe…
Kirk Call, a former assistant coach for the Panthers, returns to the girls team as the head coach.
Not only is the Parkview boys basketball team getting a new head coach, but the girls team is getting one, too. Kirk Call, a former assistant coach for the Lady Panthers, is returning to Parkview next week as the head coach for the girls. Call was with the Panthers alongside Head Coach Mike McCoy from 2002 to 2006, which includes the time when the girls won the 2003 state title. He left to coach at Walnut Grove in Loganville and now has decided to come back to where he started in Lilburn. "I'm returning because of the love I have for the community and this area, and the challenge of leading this team to that next level," Call said. The future head coach had a meet-and-greet in the Parkview cafeteria Monday evening to talk with parents and …
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” …