August 2015

Found 10 blog entries for August 2015.

Q & A About Title Insurance from First American Title

Q: What is title insurance?

A: An insurance policy--protecting against loss should the condition of title to land be other than as insured.

Q: Why do I need title insurance?

A: When you buy a home, or any property for that matter, you expect to enjoy certain benefits from ownership. For example, you expect to be able to occupy and use the property as you wish, to be free from debts or obligations not created or agreed to by you, and to be able to freely sell or pledge your property as security for a loan. Title insurance is designed to cover these rights you bargain for.

Q: What if I have a problem? Do I have to lose my property to make a claim?

A: Not at all. At the mere hint of a

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Mill Creek beats Brookwood in Corky Kell Classic!  The win places Mill Creek in the top 10 at number 8.  The Hawks 42-7 win came despite the fact they have had a lot less experience playing at the Georgia Dome than their opponents. Quarterback, Cameron Turley, had a great game, for his first varsity start.  He completed 13 of 19 passes, for 224 yards and two touchdowns.  

Another great playmaker was Edmond Graham, who blocked two kicks, one which Joe Thomas returned 40 yards for a touchdown.  This Friday, August 28 the Hawks play West Forsyth at home.

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Georgia's Jobless Rate Hits New Seven Year Low!  The July rate was 6%, down from 6.1% in June.  In July, 2014 the unemployment rate was 7.2%.  
This is the lowest rate in Georgia since May, 2008.  
“It’s been more than seven years since Georgia’s unemployment rate was this low, and the credit belongs to our employers who
continue to create jobs and put people to work,” State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a news release. “In July, we had 89,400 more jobs
than in the same period a year ago.”

The jobs in Georgia came mostly from local government, professional and business services,  retail trade,  and leisure and hospitality.

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Mill Creek High School Largest in Gwinnett County, largest in State!  

The recent enrollment count was 3,994 for Mill Creek,
109 over projected enrollment.  The county was up to 173,960 students, 4,640 higher than the previous count on August 11.  

The district will wait a few weeks to get final counts before moving or adding teachers.

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Gas Prices could drop below $2/gallon!  Price of a barrell of oil is down to $41.65, which we haven't seen since 2009.        
Several gas stations in Gwinnett County had prices below $2.30 per gallon.  
The average price in Georgia was $2.43.  The national average is currently $2.75, and is expected to drop in the fourth quarter to $2.11.  
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Gwinnett County adds 15,700 new residents from April 2014 - April 2015.  That was the largest growth in the 10-County Region.  The Region includes Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb, Clayton, Cherokee, Henry, Douglas, Fayette, and Rockdale. The Region added 60,300 new residents, bringing the total population for the area to 4.3 million.  


Residential building permits are beginning to ramp back up, which will lead to further population growth.  Building permits in Gwinnett County were 93% single-family units last year, while in Fulton County 70% of the building permits were for multi-family units. 
Atlanta is known to be a city of transplants, and it continues to experience steady population growth.


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Vote for Best of Gwinnett 2015

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Mill Creek Hawks play at 2015 Corky Kell Classic

Hamilton Mill, get ready! Our Mill Creek Hawks will be playing the Brookwood Broncos at the Georgia Dome August 22 at 11:45.  The Classic kicks off the highly competitive high school football season in Georgia every August with partial proceeds benefiting the Kell Foundation to fund scholarships. Throughout the years the games have included top talent in both Georgia and across the nation. Marketed and operated by Score Atlanta and a group that includes former successful high school coaches Dave Hunter and Jim Dorsey, in the past three years the Classic has reached more than 2.1 million television and internet viewers with a total game attendance of more than 100,000 fans.

DATE:        AUGUST 22

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3 High Schools With Best Teacher Ratings in the Hamilton Mill Area

Living in the Hamilton Mill area, do you think your high school’s teachers are the best?  What about other schools in the Atlanta area? recently released its 2015 list of high schools with the best teachers throughout the nation, as well as the state of Georgia.  In addition to naming the overall best high schools, also ranked schools with the best extracurriculars, facilities, food, outcomes, sports and more.  Niche ranked more than 100,000 public and private schools and districts based on dozens of statistics and 27 million opinions from 300,000 students and parents. View the full methodology here.

Here is a look at our area’s high schools with the best

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Transportation Conversation to Launch in Gwinnett

What’s the best way to get around Gwinnett? On foot, on bike, by bus or car? Using train tracks, highways or trails?

For a week in August, thousands of Gwinnett residents, workers and passersby will be asked to participate in a wide-ranging conversation about transportation in the county: how they want to get around, where they wish they could get to more easily and why it’s important that transportation be improved.

Gwinnett County leaders recently began an 18-month comprehensive transportation plan overhaul that will require public input before a final plan is put into place. Commissioners approved a $1.25 million contract last week with Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. to serve as a

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