News Line for Norcross

New Norcross planner Jon Davis to focus on revitalization
Norcross officials have hired Jon Davis as the city’s new community development director.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Norcross HS football team honored by city leaders
The Norcross city hall council chamber was filled to capacity during Monday’s council meeting, with members of the 2013 state championship Norcross High School football team, coaches and parents on hand to receive a proclamation from Mayor Bucky Johnson on behalf of the city.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Norcross mayor gives nod to arts, diversity for city’s future
Mayor Bucky Johnson delivered Norcross’ State of the City address Monday, to an audience of more than a hundred people at the Carlyle House, a special events venue in the city.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Leaders celebrated at Chamber event
Former Norcross Mayor Lillian Webb, whose decades of service included becoming the first woman to chair the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners, was honored as the Citizen of the Year, 65 years after she took home a public service award at the Chamber’s first dinner.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Norcross appoints rep to Southwest Gwinnett Chamber
City councilman Charlie Riehm was nominated and approved by council vote to be the city’s representative to the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Norcross seeks input on city's future
Residents can weigh in on Norcross’ future, with an open house set to formalize the city’s Comprehensive Plan.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson ousted from Atlanta Regional Commission board
In his political career, Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson has been known as someone who brings people together, negotiating a regional transportation list that got unanimous consent from metro officials, even though it failed with voters.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Norcross mayor, council members sworn in
Gwinnett Chief Magistrate Judge Kristin Hammer Blum was on hand Monday evening to administer the oath of office to Mayor Bucky Johnson and councilmen Charlie Riehm and Craig Newton. The three men won re-election to their official posts in November.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

License plate readers at center of Norcross arrest taken to Supreme Court
A relatively new piece of police technology — and whether or not it can produce probable cause for a traffic stop — will be at the center of debate Tuesday as the validity of a Norcross Police Department arrest is argued in front of the state’s highest court.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Norcross, Suwanee mayors bet on championship game
With a pair of Gwinnett teams vying for the Class AAAAAA state football championship this weekend, the rivalry is getting political.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Mayors' pride also on the line in state AAAAAA championship football game
There’s a lot of pride – and bragging rights – riding on the Region 7 rivals’ championship game, and the mayors of Suwanee and Norcross want in on the fun.
Source: Access North Georgia

The story of John. J Thrasher, founder of Norcross
John J. Thrasher is known through history for a lot of things. A railroad builder, he started the settlement that would eventually become Atlanta. Later in life, after disagreement over whether to incorporate what is now Georgia’s capitol city, he moved northward and founded the city of Norcross.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Train collision underscores downtown Norcross crossing issue
“We’ve got tons of signs up there but trucks still try to cross it,” Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson said. “We’re looking at every different option available to us.”
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Lillian Webb named Gwinnett Chamber Citizen of the Year
Lillian Webb, the first woman and first Republican to become the county commission chairwoman, who also served 11 terms as Norcross mayor, will be honored by the business organization at its annual black-tie dinner in February, leaders announced.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Norcross dog park receives $2k grant
Pinckneyville Dog Park in Norcross is about to be given a face-lift.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Riehm bests young challenger to keep Norcross council seat
Charlie Riehm earned his third term on the Norcross City Council Tuesday by beating out the youngest candidate in the city’s history.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Norcross moving ahead with plans for parking deck
Community Development Director Chris McCrary presented concept drawings for a structured parking facility to Mayor Bucky Johnson and City Council members Monday night.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post