Tag: Gwinnett County

Post-Election Day Roundup

A few thoughts that stand out from yesterday’s election: How swift and broad Gwinnett’s seachange is continues to astound me. By now I’m sure everyone’s seen that there were some 30,000 more votes cast in the Democratic Presidential Primary than Republican. And Georgia’s longest-serving school board member is likely going to lose her reelection bid.

Party Switching in Gwinnett

Hey guys–remember party switching? It’s back! In Republican-to-Democrat form! Former Snellville City Councilman Roger Marmol told The Gwinnett Daily Post he was becoming a Democrat partly because of President Trump and how Republicans have treated minorities. In a statement to the GDP he said: “Most have embraced an agenda and policies that are more about

Norcross Site Possible for HQ2

Gwinnett County could make a serious bid for Amazon’s HQ2. Earlier on Monday the county’s Urban Redevelopment Agency announced it plans to buy the OFS campus at I-85 and Jimmy Carter Boulevard (the giant brown campus on the left if you’re heading north on I-85. The previous owner was Bausch & Lomb) for a paltry

Is Amazon HQ2 Search Cobb/Gwinnett’s Transit Wake Up Call?

As Charlie alluded to in his latest column, Amazon’s search for a “full equal” HQ highlights the most vexing question for Cobb/Gwinnett Counties and Georgia generally. Will you join the mass transit program or get left behind? It can’t get any more explicit than Amazon requiring “direct” mass transit access “at site” for their new