Controversy over whether to limit Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville to general aviation flights has divided Gwinnett County for three years. Commissioners Tuesday rejected a proposal to bring commercial flights to the airport.
Aviation executives involved in talks about bringing passenger jets to a suburban Atlanta airport confirmed Thursday they would partner with a European airport firm if plans for commercial flights are approved.
Some residents at a Tuesday meeting expressed worries about noise and fears that commercial flights would lead to lower property values. But several business owners and residents said the promise of jobs and economic prosperity made the venture worth exploring.
A company in Lawrenceville that supplies foods for some retail outlets has recalled numerous products, including sandwiches, parfaits, wraps, plates and salads, because of potential listeria contamination. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Lawrenceville operation of Chicago-based Flying Foods Group's recall is an expansion of one that began on July 19. The expanded recall includes products made for Core-Mark Atlanta Division, RaceTrac and Starbucks. Core-Mark Atlanta Division products were distributed to outlets in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say Flying Food Group LLC is recalling about 204 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken wraps and plates that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Products subject to recall are 8.4-ounce packages of "Starbucks Chipotle Chicken Wraps Bistro Box"; and 6.3-ounce packages of "Starbucks Chicken & Hummus Bistro Box."
The race for State Supreme Court, among other local and regional races, will be decided in a runoff election on November 30th. Lawrenceville attorney Tammy Adkins will challenge incumbent Justice David Nahmias in the runoff.