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SBA to open Business Recovery Center to assist applicants  ATLANTA) – Businesses affected by the water main breaks, which occurred from May 31 to June 6,2024, in 11 Georgia counties, may now apply for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA is also scheduled to open a Business Recovery Center (BRC) to assist with the application process. Officials said information regarding the recovery center will be forthcoming. Georgia received the SBA Economic Injury Declaration for the primary county of Fulton and the 10 contiguous counties of Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb,…

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA- The Internal Revenue Service will conduct a public sale of the household contents and home  in Lilburn, Georgia on July 24, 2024. The contents and the home at 1054 Morgan Garner Drive SW, Lilburn will be sold at 10 a.m. on July 24, 2024, at the property location. Registration and open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 23, 2024, and from 9-10 a.m. on July 24, 2024. The items for sale include furniture, TVs, rugs, refrigerators, washers/dryers, decorative items and so much more. The minimum bid for the home is $450,000. Any bidder for…

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA– The Gwinnett Police Department is investigating the death of a pregnant 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a wooded area on July 15 after her family tracked her cell phone. Jesus Monroy, the ex-boyfriend of Mia Campos, was arrested today, July 17, in connection with her death.  He has been charged with giving false statements to a police officer. The investigation is still active. At approximately 1 a.m. on July 15, officers responded to the 3600 block of Stephens Road in Loganville after the family of Mia Campos called 911 to report finding her body in a wooded…

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ATLANTA – The July 18 meeting of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Board of Directors will be held in-person at MARTA headquarters and virtually on YouTube on beginning with a work session at noon and board meeting at 1:30 p.m.  WHAT:   July meeting of the MARTA Board of Directors        Agendas: https://www.itsmarta.com/board-documents.aspx WHAT:   Thursday, July. 18 Work session – noon                 Board meeting – 1:30 p.m. WHERE:  MARTA Headquarters 2424 Piedmont Rd. NE Atlanta, Ga. 30324 6th floor board room  VIRTUAL:  YouTube livestream: https://bit.ly/MARTAPublicStream

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ATLANTA—Gov. Brian P. Kemp today announced that the HOPE Scholarship Program has awarded over $15 billion to more than 2.1 million Georgia students since its inception in 1993. “After three straight years of record-breaking economic development, Georgians have more opportunity than ever before,” said Gov. BrianKemp. “The HOPE Scholarship has been essential to that growth by preparing a generation of students for success. This milestone reminds us of that incredible impact and the lasting legacy of former Governor Zell Miller.” The nationally-recognized HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) Scholarship Program is funded by the Georgia Lottery for Education and administered by the Georgia…

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GWINNETT COUNTY—The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday(July 16) adopted the same general fund millage rate as last year, 6.95 mills. Before the vote, the commissioners received public comments at three public hearings and via an online comment form. “Inflation has impacted everybody, including local government,” said Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson. “Holding the rate steady means we’re able to continue delivering the superior government services residents rely on without homeowners who benefit from the value offset exemption paying more this year.” Property taxes are based on millage rates set by county government, the school and the cities. One mill…

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STONE MOUNTAIN, GA — The City of Stone Mountain will begin Phase 1 of its Main Street paving project on Monday, July 22. The project will include milling, repaving, and striping to improve road safety and maintain infrastructure integrity throughout the area, city officials said. Project Overview: ●  Phase 1: The initial phase will encompass James B. Rivers Memorial Drive to East/West Mountain Street. During this phase, this section will be completely closed, with clearly marked detour routes to facilitate smooth traffic flow. ●  Phase 2: Following Phase 1, the project will progress from East/West Mountain Street to Poole Street. Like Phase 1,…

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – Gwinnett County Police detectives have identified the victim and charged the suspect in connection with a deadly domestic incident that took place on July 11 at a residence on Glen Summit Lane in Snellville. Johnita Weaver, 61, has been identified as the victim, GCPD announced on Tuesday, July 17. According to a preliminary investigation, Weaver and Dumas lived together in the residence where her body was found on Summit Lane. Allen Dumas, 52, has been charged with Weaver’s murder. In addition to Murder, Dumas is facing charges of Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm During…

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA—Detectives have arrested Ernesto Garcia-Bailon, 20, of Norcross, in connection with a deadly shooting that happened behind a plaza on Sunday, July 14. The shooting occurred just after 9 p.m. in a wooded area behind a plaza located at 4840 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Norcross, Gwinnett County Police Department (GCPD) said. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers attempted to render lifesaving first aid, but the victim died from his injuries, authorities said. Garcia-Bailon is charged with aggravated assault, felony murder, and malice murder. He is currently being held at the…

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20-year-old man shot dead in assassination attempt on Trump at Bethel Park, Pennsylvania rally DECATUR, GA – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), the U.S. House of Representatives’ leading legislator on court reform, released the following statement after U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon dismissed former President Trump’s classified documents case in Florida. Cannon dismissed the case against former President Donald Trump on today, July 15, in agreement with defense attorneys who said that special counsel, Jack Smith, was illegally appointed by the Justice Department. Defense lawyers said Attorney Merrick Garland violated the Constitution’s Appointments Clause because it did not go through Congress…

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