Saturday, May 25, 2013
This beautiful butterfly was spotted at Briscoe Park.
While walking around the lake at Briscoe Park in Snellville recently, Patch spotted this monarch butterfly taking a rest on a bush. We also caught this video of birds enjoying the lake on the beautiful May day.
The event will feature Dacula's local Bluegrass band, The Skillet Lickers, and a nationally acclaimed Bluegrass band from Tennessee, Blue Moon Rising.
Dacula's local Bluegrass band, The Skillet Lickers, will be hosting its third "Skillet Licker Music Night," featuring special guest, Blue Moon Rising, a nationally acclaimed Bluegrass band from Tennessee. The music will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2013 (Memorial Day weekend). A donation of $10 is requested at the gate for adults ($5 for ages 5-14; children under 5- free). Click here for additional details. Get your news on Dacula Patch:
County officials have some tips for "safe swimming."
Another prime summer activity -- swimming -- will be available to Gwinnett residents beginning this weekend. County officials have announced that Gwinnett public pools will open on Saturday, May 25. The county has several pools that are located around the area. Of course, there also are private pools, as well as swimming areas at Lake Lanier. So the county website has some tips for safe swimming, courtesy of Gwinnett Fire. To find a Gwinnett pool near you, click here. Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Check out our interactive map to find where, when and why local roads will be closed for construction, from the Gwinnett DOT. (Updated weekly)
Weekly Road Closure Report, May 25-31 Six new road projects incolcing road closures have been added to this week's road closure report from the Gwinnett Department of Transportation. Duluth Grayson Lawrenceville Lilburn Suwanee
Friday, May 24, 2013
Memorial Day weekend is here. We've gathered some tips on how to save gas while your driving to see friends and family.
Some 35 million Americans are expected to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA Travel. Although this is a slight decrease from the previous year, that's still millions of people driving millions of vehicles and guzzling up tons of gas. Click here to see AAA full Memorial Day travel forecast. We've gathered tips for you to save on gas as you have fun with friends and family. These top 10 tips are taken from GasBuddy.com. 1. Avoid High Speeds As your speed increases, your aerodynamic drag increases in an exponential fashion. This means you use more gas the faster you go -- a lot more gas. 2. Do Not Accelerate or Brake Hard All that stopping and starting burns more fuel. When you apply slow steady acceleration and braking…
The Wolfpack is back for its finale in a darker film that one critic calls a "letdown."
"The Hangover Part III" is playing in sveral theaters in Gwinnett County: AMC Colonial 18 Theater, Lawrenceville; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18, Lawrenceville; Movie Tavern Horizon, Suwanee; Carmike Cinemas 12, Snellville; Studio Movie Grill, Duluth; Regal Hamilton Mill Stadium 14, Dacula; Regal Mall of Georgia, Buford. "The Hangover Part III" is rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, some violence and drug content and brief graphic nudity. The movie runs for 100 minutes.
Officials believe that Kevin S. Lahey stole two silencers from a Lawrenceville firearms dealer.
A federal grand jury indicted a Lilburn man this week for possessing illegal firearms. In a May 23 press release, the U.S. Attorneys' Office said Lilburn resident Kevin S. Lahey was charged with: "This potentially dangerous situation was discovered and defused before it could escalate," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. Federal officials believe Lahey stole two silencers from a Lawrenceville firearms dealer on February 6. Three days later, Snellville police arrested Lahey and helped piece together additional information, including an alleged plot to attack a government building. For more on this story, check Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch.
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Suwanee already had approved its cost for the light at a busy intersection.
The final hurdle has been cleared in obtaining a traffic light at a busy Suwanee intersection. The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners on Tuesday (May 24) approved $145,000 for the construction of a traffic signal at McGinnis Ferry Road at Scales Road. Suwanee officials already had approved $20,000 for the light to be suspended with mast arms above the intersection. Gwinnett transportation officials had agreed that a traffic signal at the intersection was warranted. Public clamor for a light at the intersection peaked last November, after a head-on collision killed two people and seriously injured another. Read more on Suwanee Patch. Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on…
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!