Saturday, May 25, 2013
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on Gwinnett County roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, you're good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
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.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Gwinnett officials, however, say the county didn't report any traffic fatalities but one man did plunge off I-85 to his death in a reported suicide.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
This year, the Georgia State Patrol reported a total of 15 fatalities, six of them at GSP posts and the rest from other agencies. Included in this total is one reported by Gwinnett County. A spokesman from the Gwinnett Police Department said GPD did not have any traffic fatalities in its jurisdiction, but did work a suicide just before 11 p.m. last night. According to the police report, the incident happened off an overpass on I-85 NB in Norcross. An officer approached Lamonte Shaw, 38, who was sitting on the overpass, but he leapt off the bridge before he could be stopped. Medics were called, but Shaw did not survive the fall. Gwinnett County Police Accident Investigation Unit investigated the incident. Shaw reportedly had left a suicide …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Barbecues and beach trips are great, but that's not what makes this holiday important. What do you have planned for this day of remembrance?
Monday, May 28, 2012
Memorial Day is more than just time off from work and the beginning of summer- it's a chance to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives in the country's service. Locally there are a number of events and services planned offering folks the opportunity to observe the holiday together. Do you know anyone who has served and lost friends? Are you a veteran whose thoughts are with the memory of a fellow soldier who fell on foreign soil? Please share your thoughts, plans or memories of those who were lost to war in the comments section below.
Remember our veterans on Memorial Day.
Editor's Note: Lilburn Patch initially published this feature last Memorial Day weekend. We thought it would be a good idea to update it. Every cross has a name. The approximately 70 crosses that line Lilburn's entry way from Lawrenceville Highway, and a stretch of Main Street in Old Town, memorialize many area veterans who are no longer with us. Every year, Lilburn, like hundreds of towns nationwide, plants crosses draped with American flags. The crosses bear the names of those who paid the ultimate price for freedom. In building this feature, Lilburn Patch stopped to read every name and snap a picture. Take a moment to view the names of our heroes. Happy Memorial Day.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
These two days honoring the military are often confused.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Do you know what distinguishes Memorial Day from Veterans Day? Memorial Day is specifically set aside for those killed in battle or who died of wounds suffered in war. Veterans Day is meant to honor all U.S. veterans, living or dead. Do you find some people don't know the distinction? Why do you suppose that is? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Beer tastings, Memorial Day and free movies.
Anne B. Jones Book Signing & Reception When/Where: Saturday, May 28, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., The Little Shop of Arts & Antiques, 94 Main Street, Lilburn. Why Go: Author Anne B. Jones is having a book signing and will talk about her latest creation, "Tides of Fear," a murder-suspense thriller about bodies found on the shores of St. Simons Island. Jones, along with author Jackie Lee Miles,Gwinnett Daily Post Columnist Susan Larson and the Georgia Poetry Society, will also be back July 15 and 16 at The Little Shop for a mini-writing conference filled with writing lectures, Q&A sessions, and a mix-and-mingle. Pricing: Free for Saturday's event, and $25 to register for the two-day July conference. Call Barbara Barth at 404-326-7306 for questions and …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The leisure pool at Mountain Park offers cool summer time play Memorial Day weekend.
The outdoor activity pool at the Mountain Park Aquatic Center will open just in time for Memorial Day. The leisure pool, with two slides, lazy river and multiple spray areas, opens along with outdoor pools countywide on May 28. Daily hours are 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. The aquatic center, one of Gwinnett County’s nine aquatic facilities, is located at 1063 Rockbridge Road (info: 770-564-4650). Daily resident admission fees are $2 for ages 3 and under and 50 and over, $3 for all others (fees are doubled for non-residents of Gwinnett County). Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation (GCPR) operates several other leisure pools that include features such as beach entry, water play structures, giant water slides and …
Monday, April 4, 2011
It’s time to order your loved one’s flag for the upcoming Memorial Day observance.
Those of us who live here already know that the citizens of Lilburn have always been appreciative of our friends and neighbors who have served in the armed services, and especially those who have given their lives for freedom. In an effort to acknowledge this ultimate sacrifice, every Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day a U.S. flag and a white cross with the name of the fallen soldier is displayed along Main Street for approximately two weeks. What you might not know is that the City of Lilburn and the Lilburn Woman’s Club jointly established a Memorial Flag Program several years ago to ensure that this tradition lives on. This program is open to all Lilburn-area residents with relatives who have served in the armed forces and have died …