Show Notes: This Week in Peachtree Corners 1/19/17

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Scott Hilton

Peachtree Corners Resident Sworn In as Georgia House of Representatives, Dist. 95

On Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, Peachtree Corners resident Scott Hilton, was sworn into office as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. Hilton represents the citizens of District 95, which includes Peachtree Corners as well as portions of Gwinnett and Fulton counties.

Monday was also the first day of the 2017 Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly.

“One of the greatest gifts I could ever receive is the opportunity to be a voice for our community,” said Rep. Hilton in a release issued by the Georgia House of Representatives. “It is truly humbling to be given such a responsibility, and I am thrilled to begin working hard on behalf of the citizens of this state.”

Hilton was elected November 2016 to replace Tom Rice who represented District 95 for over 20 years. Rice had announced last February that he would not seek re-election and would retire from serving in the Georgia General Assembly at the end the year when his term expired.

In addition to being officially sworn in, Hilton was named to serve on the Education; Health & Human Services and Intragovernmental Coordination committees.

Contact Rep. Hilton

  • Email: scott.hilton@house.ga.gov
  • Telephone: 404-656-0202
  • Address: 507-E Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Atlanta, GA 30334

Hilton was appointed to the House’s Education, Health & Human Services and Intragovernmental Coordination committees.”

 

7th Annual Blue Devils 5k Race and Fun Run

Mark your calendars for Jan. 28, for the 7th Annual Blue Devils 5k Race and Fun Run. The race is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier and fundraiser for Norcross HS Cross Country and Track Programs. The race begins and ends at Pinckneyville MS in Peachtree Corners.

Use link below for more information and to register online: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/GA/Norcross/BlueDevilsRun…

Did you know that you can watch live streaming video 24/7 from Gwinnett County traffic cameras to plan your local commute? Check out www.gcsmartcommute.com

And for information on State Routes, check out Georgia DOT at www.georgianavigator.com

 

PCBA – New Year’s Kick Off Meeting- January 20, 2017

Name: PCBA – New Year’s Kick Off Meeting- January 20, 2017

Date: January 20, 2017

Time: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM EST

Website: Peachtree Corners Business Association

Come join us for networking, breakfast, and listen to our
Key Note Speaker,

Bill McDermott

January 20, 2017
7:30 am – 9:00 am
Atlanta Marriott Peachtree Corners

Come Hear Bill talk about
“How to Manage the Cash in your Business to Maximize Growth”

Bill McDermott is the founder and CEO of McDermott Financials Solutions. After three decades working for both national and community banks, Bill uses his expert knowledge to assist closely held business with growing and exiting their business, finding financing, and problem loan negotiations.

 

County Extension Service hosts its annual plant sale

Go organic and raise your own fruits by ordering blueberries, apples, and other delectables being offered in the Gwinnett County Extension Service annual plant sale.

The Extension Service is offering varieties of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs, apples, pomegranate, goji berry, and pecan trees. (For the uninitiated, goji berries, native to Asia, are related to tomatoes and produce bright, orange-red berries usually cooked before eating.) The sale also includes native azaleas and other landscape plants for beautifying your home.

Orders will be taken through March 7 by visiting

www.gwinnettextension.com or by calling 678.377.4010 to request an order form.

Pickup day is March 16 between 9:00am and 6:00pm at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2406 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. An assortment of landscape plants not on the order sheet will also be available, so bring extra cash or your checkbook. To learn more, visit the Gwinnett Extension Service’s webpage.

 

Test your home for cancer-causing radon gas

Radon, an invisible, tasteless, and odorless gas, is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and it could be in your home.

Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and occurs all over the United States. It can be present in any type of building, but greatest exposure often is found in homes. The good news is that it is easy to test for radon and stop it before it becomes a problem.

As part of National Radon Awareness Month, the Gwinnett County Extension Office is offering a test kit for $10. You can purchase the kits from the Gwinnett Extension Service office, located at 750 South Perry Street in Lawrenceville, or order online from the University of Georgia’s Radon Program website, www.UGAradon.org, for $13.

Learn more about detecting radon by visiting the County Extension Service website.

 

City Council and Planning Commission

Peachtree Corners City Council Meeting Jnauary 17, 2017

Council Summary – http://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/home/showdocument?id=3999

PLANNING COMMISSION SUMMARY – January 10, 2017

Summary – http://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/home/showdocument?id=3927

 

Peachtree Corners: Mayor Focuses on Pedestrian Safety

More projects are to come as the city focuses on being a friendly place for walkers, Mike Mason said.

http://patch.com/georgia/peachtreecorners/peachtree-corners-mayor-focuses-pedestrian-safety

 

 

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