Gwinnett County is opening a homeless shelter for women and children

Gwinnett County’s first homeless shelter is set to officially open Tuesday.  HomeFirst Gwinnett: The Resting Spot will cater to women, moms and their children. “Homelessness is a complex and tragic problem. Gwinnett County is fortunate to have a partner like HomeFirst Gwinnett

Alpharetta’s first boutique hotel opens

ALPHARETTA — Alpharetta’s first boutique hotel, The Hamilton Curio Collection by Hilton, officially opened this week in the heart of the city. The hotel uses the Western & Atlantic Railway as inspiration behind the décor. Its hush-hush entertainment destination based on the Roaring

Baby alligator rescued from Bibb County business

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office’s Animal Enforcement division reports that an officer rescued a baby alligator at a business on Broadway this week. According to Rebecca Galeazzo, the rescuing officer, the baby had been sent away by its mother. “This is a

Why is the St. Simons pier closed?

The eastern side of the St. Simons pier will be closed beginning Aug. 12. The entire pier will be closed weeknights between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Aug. 23 and Sept. 3. According to Glynn County spokesman Matthew Kent, the eastern

This Georgia community went from a food desert to an oasis

Labeled a food desert by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Fairmont community in Griffin, Georgia, has historically had slim options for sourcing fresh, nutritious food nearby. But this desert is becoming an oasis of fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to a group of

Duluth police officer in critical condition after crash

DULUTH — A Duluth police officer was injured in a crash Saturday morning on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Gwinnett County. According to the Duluth Police Department, the officer was taken to the hospital and is in critical, but stable condition. Shortly after

Photos: Savannah Police say goodbye to fallen K9 officer

The Savannah Police Department released photos from the memorial service for K9 Jas last week. The K9 was killed in a crash late last month. The photos show a grieving department and capture how much Jas meant to his colleagues. The photos

Cascade Road in Atlanta will get $20.9 million in upgrades

ATLANTA — Cascade Road will be getting some upgrades to the tune of $20.9 million. The upgrades include streetscapes, bus stop enhancements, extended bike lanes, and some changes designed to improve pedestrian safety. The project was approved by the Atlanta City Council

Why is South Cobb Regional Library closed?

South Cobb Regional Library will be closed temporarily for a major renovation project starting Monday, Aug. 2. The library closure is scheduled for three months with the anticipated re-opening on Monday, Nov. 1. The project for the library in Mableton includes interior

Don’t be alarmed if you see smoke in Columbia County next week

Smoke testing on sewer lines in Columbia County will begin Tuesday Aug. 3 and should be completed by Wednesday Aug. 4. What is smoke testing?Columbia County Water Utility is conducting smoke testing in order to: Locate sewer defects before they become more

Gwinnett County designated a Purple Heart County

As a sign of Gwinnett County’s deep respect and admiration for those men and women wounded or killed in defense of their country, the Board of Commissioners proclaimed Gwinnett County as a Purple Heart County on Tuesday. Commissioners unanimously approved a proclamation

Outdoor public swimming pools closed in Atlanta

If you were planning to swim at one of Atlanta’s public outdoor swimming pools, you’re out of luck, at least for the time being. The Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation is completing an operational assessment of all City of Atlanta outdoor pools

Atlanta will switch to collecting yard trimmings every other week

In response to nationwide staffing shortages impacting the solid waste industry, the city of Atlanta is taking action to address recent challenges with collecting yard trimmings. The city will begin hiring temporary staff, extending work hours, developing recruiting and retention incentives, adjusting

Tilly Mill Road gets sidewalks

The City of Dunwoody has added new sidewalks along Tilly Mill Road. “This project is the result of a great deal of public input,” said Dunwoody Council Member Joe Seconder, an avid bicyclist. “What we have here is a ‘complete street.’ Whether

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