According to the AJC, the Gateway exam,
administered to about 16,000
fourth and seventh-graders in April, resulted in an 8 to 26 percent increase in
the number of students performing in the top two levels in Gwinnett County.
Gwinnett's Board of Commissioners just cut the county's property
for the third time in four years, lowering the millege rate to 11.99. The Board of Education also reduced its tax rate this year, to 19.17 mills. School taxes make
up about 60 percent of the tax bill. Tax bills are being mailed in August, with
the first installment due in September.
After a brutally hot and dry summer,
with over 38 consecutive days of
over 90 degree temperatures, Gwinnett experienced some relief in the last
week of July. Just a reminder: the water use guidelines are still in effect in Gwinnett. If your house number is odd, you may water on odd numbered days,
but there is a total outdoor watering ban between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Remember, the day actually begins at midnight, so on "your" day, you
may water from 10:00 p.m. until midnight, at which time a new day begins.
Some suggestions from the Gwinnett Department of Public Utilities:
* Wash you car at commercial car washes instead of at home
* Don't allow water to run in the sink when not in use.
* Use the dishwasher and clotheswasher only with full loads.
* Flush the toilets only when necessary
* Use soaker hoses to water plants and shrubbery.
Workshops are being offered Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-12 noon, in
the Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, 4833 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee. The workshops are free to the public. The LDS offers wonderful research libraries in many of their locations, and are willing to
order material from other locations.
Call 770-271-3450 or 770-932-5305
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