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Obama Supporters, Ordinance Revisions and Frozen Yogurt

A look at a few of the top stories this week on Dacula Patch.

On March 1, the Dacula City Council passed revisions to its planned mixed-use development ordinance that will pave the way for the development of a large tract of land near 316 and Highway 29. Several people have voiced concerns about the possibility of apartments being built, but no one attended the public hearing to voice those concerns. Additionally, Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks said he only received two emails about the matter. Please remember how important it is to contact your elected officials before a vote is held. Also, please keep in mind these ordinance revisions do not necessarily mean apartments will be built, it just means apartments could be built. Currently the property in question is not even within the city limits. Stay tuned for the annexation battle … 

I found it interesting that Dacula residents have so far donated more money to the Obama campaign than to any of the Republican contenders. We live in what has typically been considered a GOP stronghold. Perhaps the numbers will look quite different when the results for this quarter are released.

Are you in your teens or 20s and looking for work? Patch co-hosted a live chat with the Georgia Department of Labor in which experts discussed strategies to help young people find employment. You can click on link above to read the chat transcript.

It is always nice to read about outstanding young people in our community. If you know of an outstanding athlete or scholar, please nominate him or her as out athlete or student of the week by . 

First of all, congratulations to all the businesses that received votes, comments and reviews. The purpose of this friendly competition was to give readers a chance to show their support for local businesses. Thank you to those of you who participated in keeping with the intended spirit of the contest.

 

Be sure to check in during the week for the latest news and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the day. Have a great week and thanks for reading Dacula Patch.

 

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