News Line for Norcross

Water features at Lillian Webb Park closed indefinitely
Due to sudden maintenance issues, water features at Norcross’ Lillian Webb Park will be shut down until further notice, the city said Thursday
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Norcross officials approve development waiver, deny rezoning
City leaders Monday gave developer Robert Forro and Brock Built Homes their approval to construct a private street at 297 N. Peachtree St.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Police force certifies first crime scene tech
Norcross recently certified its first crime scene technician for the police department. Jeramy Anderson’s new certification allows the city department to conduct its own investigations at the same level of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, although a press release noted that the two departments will stll collaborate on major cases.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Norcross's Novel Idea to Circumvent "Carry Everywhere"
If you have a carry permit, you will be able to take a gun into most government buildings that are open to the public and do not have security. Among the exceptions to that policy: prisons, mental health facilities, and courthouses.
Source: WABE

QT pulls out of controversial Norcross location
After a public outcry, lawyers for QuikTrip have withdrawn a request to build a gas station at a gateway to Norcross’s downtown area.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Norcross establishes Public Arts Commission
On Monday, city leaders voted to establish the Norcross Public Arts Commission. The move had been considered for several months, but details have been outlined, and the council moved forward with the vote during Monday’s council meeting.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

New restaurant opens in Norcross depot, while former proprietor opens another spot
This week, Gwinnett foodies have two new restaurants to try out, just months after the closing of the Norcross Station Cafe at the city’s historic train depot.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

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