Tuesday, May 29, 2012
A man living off Marshes Glenn Drive said three masked men came into his home on a Sunday night.
A man living in a Mitchell Road neighborhood was the victim of an alleged home invasion last month. According to the police report, the incident occurred around 10:50 p.m. on a Sunday in late April. The man, residing on the 1900 block of Marshes Glenn Drive, told Norcross Police that he had been sleeping when he heard his door being forced opened. The victim said a man entered the home and pointed a handgun at the homeowner. He demanded him to lay down on the floor, and another man came in to tie the victim's hands with a shoelace. The victim's head was also covered with a shirt. The first suspect asked the victim where the drugs were, to which the homeowner said he didn't know of any drugs. The victim told police that he could hear …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Gwinnett County is reporting that the Norcross annexation measure has passed. Five additional absentee ballots were added later.
Updated Nov. 11 Thousands of residents east of Buford Highway will soon become a part of the City of Norcross--and at first it appeared that one single vote decided the annexation. With both of the precincts reporting, 50.3 percent voted in favor of coming into the city while 49.7 pecent voted against it. The total number of votes cast at ballots was 165, with 83 voting in favor and 82 voting against the measure. Later, the county added five more absentee ballots--all in favor of the annexation. That changed the count to 88 in favor and 82 opposed.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Get information about the potential annexation here.
Residents of an area east of Buford Highway up to the I-85 expressway, roughly along Mitchell Road, will have to opportunity to vote on becoming part of the City of Norcross on Nov. 8. From empassioned meetings to long-term planning, Norcross Patch has taken on the different aspects of the annexation. Get information here to make an informed choice: ISSUE STORIES: The Bottom Line for Home Owners Code Enforcement Policing the Area The City Budget The Long-Term Vision THE ANNEXATION, A TIMELINE: One current city resident speaks out about the annexation, calling it unpopular and unrealistic. The first annexation meeting brings out a vocal crowd. The second meeting on the subject allow residents to get individual information and answers …
Friday, October 21, 2011
The meeting with residents in the area proposed for annexation had a different tone than the first one.
Dominic Perello was against the annexation measure at the last city-sponsored meeting—but a recent incident has changed his mind. About three weeks ago, a car accident occurred while he was out walking in his neighborhood on Hammond Drive, in the area proposed for annexation into the city limits. Both parties took off, but he was able to chase down the car at fault and jot down a description and tag number. Perello tried to go to the Gwinnett County Westside precinct, near the onramp at Jimmy Carter Boulevard and I-85. But when he got there, as sign on the door said that the building wasn’t open to the public. When he called the county, they said he was in the City of Norcross and refused to take his information. “It’s time to take a hint…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Craig Newton has brought up the idea of turning a forsaken Mitchell Road property into a fenced dog park.
On June 6, before talk of the city ordinance that bans dogs from parks had reached fever pitch, Councilmember Craig Newton brought up the idea of turning an unsightly city-owned parcel into a fenced, “off-leash” dog park. Now, he’s done more homework about the idea and has submitted a memo to the Mayor and Council for discussion at Monday’s work-policy meeting. According to his memo, Newton sees the benefits for dogs, who would get to socialize and exercise, and for owners, who would be able to stand watch over their pets and not be dragged around on walks—a particular benefit for elderly or disabled citizens in his eyes. Perhaps more to the point, he also sees the benefit of mitigating the anger of pet owners over the law. “Their …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Many echo the sentiment that annexation gives city residents “control of their destiny”—and some foresee that destiny as 10-story, mixed-use high rises and a transit stop along I-85.
Updated Oct. 19, 2011 This is part of Norcross Patch’s five-part series about the potential annexation of an area roughly along Mitchell Road, east of Buford Highway up to I-85, into the City of Norcross. We'll re-run the series this week, in preparation for the Nov. 8 vote. We've already looked at code enforcement and the city budget. In later days we'll cover the bottom line for home owners and crime. Imagine a morning routine that includes unchaining a bike, riding along a greenway to a transit station, then zoning out while someone else drives you to work on a train. Most don’t connect that vision with Atlanta, much less Norcross. But city officials and other stakeholders see the annexation of the Mitchell Road corridor, a measure …