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Ways to vote in the upcoming Transit Contract Referendum

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EARLY VOTING MARTA

Voters will have multiple opportunities to cast their ballot on the transit contract referendum ahead of the March 19 Election Day.

In-person voting at the Main Elections Office on Grayson Highway runs from 7:00am to 7:00pm daily through March 15, seven days a week.

From March 4 to March 15, voters can visit one of seven satellite locations around the county from 7:00am to 7:00pm daily, seven days a week. On Election Day, March 19, voters must go to their assigned polling location. March 15 is the last day to have an absentee mailed to you.

Locations near Peachtree Corners for early voting includes:

Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Road, Norcross, GA 30093

• Shorty Howell Park Community Recreation Center , 2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA 30096

Visit www.gwinnettelections.com or more information about satellite locations and absentee voting. To learn your assigned polling location or to check the status of your voter registration, visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s website at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov or call the Elections Office at 678.226.7210.

Cómo votar en el próximo referéndum sobre el contrato de transporte

Los votantes tendrán múltiples oportunidades para emitir su voto en el referéndum sobre el contrato de transporte el 19 de Marzo.

La votación en persona en la Oficina Principal de Elecciones en Grayson Highway funciona desde las 7:00am a 7:00pm, todos los días, hasta el 15 de Marzo, esto incluye los Sábados y los Domingos.

Desde el 4 de Marzo hasta el 15 de Marzo, los votantes pueden visitar uno de los siete lugares satélite alrededor del condado desde las 7:00am a 7:00pm todos los días, que también incluye los Sábados y los Domingos. El Día de las Elecciones, 19 de Marzo, los votantes deben ir a su lugar de votación asignado. El 15 de Marzo es el último día para que le envíen por correo una boleta de voto ausente.

Para obtener más información sobre las ubicaciones satélite y votación ausente, visite www.gwinnettelections.com. Para conocer su lugar de votación asignado o para verificar el estado de su inscripción electoral, visite el sitio web de la Secretaría de Estado de Georgia en www.mvp.sos.ga.gov o llame a la Oficina de Elecciones al 678.226.7210.

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Bark in the Park at Town Green, September 14th

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Pooches are taking over the Town Green at Bark in the Park! Dogs and their humans can enjoy this FREE event on Saturday, September 14th. Give your pooch the ultimate day in the park with bacon bubbles, ball pits, fur painting and more! Pinot’s Palette will be giving demonstrations on their special paint your pet classes while Hollywood Feed will be supplying everyone with special treats. The pups can take a break and beat the heat with King of Pups!

The Fine Print 

  • All pets must be kept on leash at all times during the event
  • Please be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your pet

Parking

Parking is available within the Town Center – 5200 Town Center Blvd.

Additional parking is available off Davinci Court off Peachtree Corners Circle (3720 Davinci Ct, 3715 Davinci Ct or 2745 Davinci Ct). You’ll cross Peachtree Corners Circle and access the Town Green via a path – look for the signs!

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Public Invited to Intersection Improvement Meeting

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Intersection of State Route 141/Peachtee Parkway at East Jones Bridge Road and Medlock Bridge Road

The city’s Public Works Department invites you to attend a public information meeting to learn potential intersection improvement options for the intersection of State Route 141/Peachtee Parkway at East Jones Bridge Road and Medlock Bridge Road.

  • When: 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 
  • Where: Community Chest Room at City Hall, 310 Technology Parkway (The entrance to the Community Chest Room is located on the north side of the building). Look for “Event” signs directing you to the entrance.

A short presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to discuss the potential improvement options with staff and engineers.

Feedback on the options and potential improvements will be solicited from the audience, and comment forms will be available to submit at the meetings.

Comments via forms or emails will also be accepted following the meeting.

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Georgia Unified Invitational Brings Together Swimmers for Competition and Fun

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Competitive swimmers are invited to participate in the 2019 Georgia Unified Invitational (GUI): Celebrating the Olympian in All of Us, to be held September 21 at West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center.

“This event is all about bringing together many different groups. The purpose is really to drive home that they’re all one,” said Kai Akubo Smith, AngelfishGA/ATAQ, Area 18 Agency for Special Olympics Georgia. “With Special Olympians leading the way, GUI celebrates the Olympic spirit in all of us, recognizing that everyone has daily struggles and challenges to conquer.”

The invitational, a sanctioned Special Olympics and USA Swimming observed traditional sprint swim meet, is open statewide this year to all qualifying athletes of Special Olympics, USA Swimming, Paralympics, YMCA and US Masters, as well as uncertified athletes who have been certified through GUI.

“Uncertified athletes are swimmers who swam for summer league, middle or high school swim teams,” Smith explained. “They will need a letter from their summer league coach, verifying their times and their ability to perform race starts off the block.”

In addition to racing each other, athletes will have the opportunity to race against some of the top swimmers in the world, including 2016 Rio Olympic Gold Medalists Anthony Ervin and three-time Olympian, Gold Medalist and former world record holder Dana Vollnmer.  The fun doesn’t stop with the swim meet. Participants can continue their good time at the Victory Village, which is open to the public.

“There will be a DJ cranking out hot tunes, a pool party, food trucks, local artisans and much more,” Smith said. “So save the date, participate, donate and celebrate at the 2019 Georgia Unified Invitational!”

GUI—pronounced “GOO-wee”—was formed to provide greater access, exposure and opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities seeking to participate in traditional sporting events.

The admission fee for the pool party is a $10 donation. All donations are directed to Special Olympics Georgia.

West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center is located at 4488 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake, Ga. 30092. Visit georgiaunified.com for more information.

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