By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Seven out of every ten homes in metro Atlanta, Ga. have some kind of electronic things they want to get rid of, in their homes. Old two pound cell phones. Old Windows 95 desk tops...Even a working XP laptop. Now there is a corporation in Snellville, Ga. to the rescue.
FEBRUARY 22 - BLACK HISTORY MONTHBethesda Elementary will learn about Black History Month on Feb. 22 withvisits from guest readers, who will highlight Black History Month. For moreinformation, call 770-921-2000.
All Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of residents, will be closed Jan. 21 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. County offices will resume normal business hours on Jan. 22. A Magistrate Court judge will be available at the Gwinnett County Detention Center during the holiday.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, The United Ebony Society invites people of all colors to join them next Monday at 10:00 am. at the old courthouse in Lawrenceville, to walk in a parade in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King and Robbi Moore, shoulder to shoulder, and hand in hand, for efforts to continue success and growth of the best county in the nation, named Gwinnett County. By attending this celebration parade, we will assure to younger generations, that these two great leader's work will not end in 2013.
The Department of Water Resources Stormwater Division will host a free workshop for residents to learn about the purpose, function and aesthetic value of detention ponds. Detention ponds help prevent floods by capturing excess runoff from impervious surfaces such as rooftops and roads.
Join Gwinnett Relay For Life team captains at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce on October 2 at 6PM to learn more about leading a Relay For Life team. This team captain meeting is for new team captains, team captains who would like a refresher for themselves or co-captains, or anyone who is interested in learning more about how a Relay For Life team operates.
By Tom Livsey, Topix/OurTown National News Editor, To be sure this is the case in three Gwinnett County run off races on August 21, 2012. With the Olympics just finished days ago, the world witnessed the best of competition between the best athletes from every country. Joy, anguish, exhilaration, and sadness was experienced, good or bad, but the best was crowned with a Gold Medal !
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Aug. 16, 2012) The citizens committee known as Engage Gwinnett has officially concluded with publication of afinal report recently, according to Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash. The group submitted its recommendations to commissioners in April 2010.
(Lawrenceville, August 1, 2012) Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation (GCPR) took first place at the annual Georgia Recreation and Park Association State Lifeguarding Competition on July 23 in Clayton County.Lifeguards passed through several rounds of try-outs to be chosen for inclusion on GCPR state-bound team.
(Lawrenceville Ga., July 30, 2012) Gwinnett Countys Department of Corrections has received national accreditation. The department received its first accreditation in 2009, according to Warden David Peek.
Lawrenceville, GA., July 24, 2012) Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills at Rhodes Jordan Park in Lawrenceville, on July 28 at 2:30 p.m. This competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 615. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at NFLPPK.com or register the day or the event beginning at 2:00 p.m. All participants must show proof of age by providing a birth certificate. No football shoes or cleats will be allowed, only soft sole gym shoes.
A clever new imaging technique discovered at the University of California, Berkeley, reveals a possible plan of attack for many bacterial diseases, such as cholera, lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients and even chronic sinusitis, that form biofilms that make them resistant to antibiotics.
The newest section of Sugarloaf Parkway opens to traffic today, extending Sugarloaf from the West Campbell Road interchange to the State Route 316 interchange. This segment includes the entrance and exit ramps for eastbound SR 316.
Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing....Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind.
By Eva Bellamy, OurTown News Editor,To be sure 'The Promised Land', the oldest Civil War surviving plantation, in Gwinnett County, is not the only place where you can find people of all colors and classes come together, and act like they love one another, while sitting side by side and 'Breaking Bread'. However this weekend, this Snellville community, was where an abundance of community love could have been found. Thanks to Thomas Livsey and family, the Promised Land hosted a 'Meet and Greet', for the local officials, candidates , and surrounding citizens to some of the best barbecued ribs this side of the Mississippi.
Gwinnett commissioners Tuesday took steps to improve public safety in public places, including county parks and buildings. They approved a $240,000 contract with GC&E Systems, Inc. to install and maintain security cameras over the next year.
The Gwinnett Democratic Women organization will hold its monthly meeting at 7:00 PM, April 17 at O'Charley's Resturant, 830 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia. Dinner is 6:00PM. The guest speaker is Lynn Ledford,Gwinnett's voter registration and elections director. She will speak on voter registration Her focus will be teaching how to do registration drives and how to register voters.
LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA - March 15, 2012 - The Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association (LTTA), the Destination Marketing Organization for the City of Lawrenceville, Georgia, is pleased to announce the sale of the beautiful Cornerstone Condominiums in Downtown Lawrenceville, to Vanguard Residential I, LLC, an affiliate of Atlanta-based developer Vanguard Associates, Inc.
Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center in partnership with Spectrum is providing a caring and enriching environment where children with autism and other cognitive disabilities can experience a wide variety of Creative Thearapy Programs. These programs include music, dance, and a variety of art media taught in a safe, friendly, and structured learning atmosphere.
Haulers will follow their normal trash and recycling pickup schedule on the week of the Presidents Day holiday. The Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recycling Call Center will be closed Feb. 20, but hauler call centers will be open.
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved a proposed settlement with Gwinnetts cities in the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) lawsuit. The proposed settlement, based upon the terms of a proposed consent order, will, among other things, establish new service districts to be implemented in 2013 for Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Police Services, Loganville Emergency Medical Services, and Planning, Development, Zoning and Code Enforcement Services.
Jackson EMC Gwinnett District Manager, Randy Dellinger and Jackson EMC Foundation board member, Jim Puckett presented a $15,000 grant to Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services (Friends) to help fund senior meals at all three Gwinnett County Senior Centers (Buford, Lawrenceville, and Norcross), as well as the home-delivered meals program.
If you know someone who is unemployed, or is a single mother, then please share this news with them. It will work the same as last year - drive-through service at the Coolray Stadium on GA 20/Buford Highway.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, On October 16, 2011, many heads of the Gwinnett County community will come together, at one of the county's newest public schools in Lawrenceville, Georgia. They will do so, in order to formally dedicate the enormous center of education, as well as to remember one of the county's most cherished pioneers, for its this school that bears her name, Mrs. Robbie Susan Moore.Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks and members of the Gwinnett County Board of Education plan to attend the celebration. Other community leaders have also been invited. The facility opened its doors Aug. 9, joining 132 other facilities in Gwinnett County Public Schools.
Gwinnett officials will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the POWER (Process Organic Waste for Energy Recover) Program gas to energy project. This is the first energy recovery project of its kind in Gwinnett County.
(Lawrenceville, GA., August 26, 2011) The Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) presented two Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation (GCPR) staff certificates for completing the prestigious George Harris Executive Management Institute. Eric Horne, Grounds Maintenance Manager and Elizabeth Radley, Recreation Coordinator...
The City of Duluth will host a ceremony to unveil the Living Honorarium, a monument dedicated to everyday heroes in the military, fire, and police forces who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving the American public. The event is free to the public and will include special music, keynote speakers and presentation of a commemorative coin as well as the official unveiling.
Rabbit Hill Park near Dacula will add two soccer fields, a concession/restroom building and a trail extension. In a second area of the park, Astra Group, Inc. will build seven new baseball/softball fields, a multi-purpose field with a lighted walking track, playgrounds and a six-acre lake that will provide irrigation water from an on-site well. The nearly $9.6 million project also includes road improvements with a traffic signal and turn lanes at the intersection of Hurricane Shoals Road and Rabbit Hill Road.District 4 Commissioner
(Lawrenceville, Ga. August 10, 2011) Tax Commissioner Richard Steele announced that 2011 property tax bills will be mailed to Gwinnett County taxpayers by September 15; however, in a change from previous billings, all bills will have a single due date of November 15.
Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation Mission Statement: In partnership with our citizens, Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation provides high quality, broad-based parks, facilities, programs and services creating a sense of community, enabling a safe and secure environment, and enhancing Gwinnetts quality of life.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., July 19, 2011) Twelve miles of aging water mains in 15 different subdivisions and along key sections of residential roads in and around Snellville, Lilburn, Norcross, Hoschton and Sugar Hill and over a mile of old, frequently clogged sewer lines in Lawrenceville will be replaced under contracts approved Tuesday by the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners.Computerized management and maintenance systems track break history and repair costs to help the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources...
By Dorethia Livsey, National OurTown News Editor,Today we are gathered to sancjtion these walls and halls and classrooms here at Moore Middle School, after a brillant and powerful woman, who I always called my sister !Robbie Moore, what a wonderful person you were throughout your life!She adhered to the idea, "The physical years may wrinkle your skin, but to give up interest will wrinkle your soul".
(Lawrenceville, Ga., May 23, 2011) Gwinnett County will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 1 p.m. at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville. The public is invited to attend this observance to pay tribute to the men and women who have served honorably in the military, during wartime or peacetime, and to memorialize the fallen heroes who have sacrificed their lives to protect our nation. County officials will honor one serviceman who was killed in the line of duty this year.
(Lawrenceville, GA., May 26, 2011) On May 13, 14 and 16, more than sixty-five Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation VIPs (Volunteer In Parks) provided 316 hours of volunteer service, sowing 1,400 plants and grooming 2.2 miles of trails in three Gwinnett County parks. Beginning May 13, volunteers from the Gwinnett Chamber...
Classification is a way for current United States administrations to keep actual information away for the next twenty years from the people they serve. Those who will be around then will learn the truth about how we brought down Bin Laden.Understand, though he was a person who backed serious crimes against humanity. In America we were founded on the principal of a thing call 'Due Process'., otherwise lynching and midnight vigilantes would still be in places where expensive courthouses stand.
Gwinnett Commissioners today approved two more recommendations aimed at improving the Countys financial position. Even after closing an $18 million gap in the 2011 budget in March, County staff has continued to monitor and balance expenses and revenues on a monthly basis. The Board of Commissioners cut a total of $1.49 million in expenses from various departments.
By Twomucht, OurTown National News Editor,Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are clocking in today at work, for the last time. If the federal government can't work things out, many of these employees may not be clocking in for a while to come. The federal government shutdown is scheduled to go into effect, Friday at midnight.
Is your New Year's resolution to get in shape starting to fade? Do you want to get ready for swimsuit season?
Change up your exercise routine with water aerobics classes at West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center . These programs are a fun, high-energy way to get a low-impact workout. The programs use music, foam noodles and dumbbells to spice up workouts. Deep water classes use flotation belts to keep the chest and head above the water, so they are perfect for those with joint problems.
Drop-in classes are for people age 15 and up at all skill levels and require no pre-registration..
This spring marks the 10th Anniversary of the Georgia Wine Country Festival, held annually at Three Sisters Vineyards in Dahlonega-Lumpkin County. This year, the popular wine event has been extended to the "First Three Weekends of June" on June 4th-5th, 11th-12th and 19th-20th. "We've seen thousands of wine lovers every year come to Dahlonega the first weekend of June," says Three Sisters co-founder Doug Paul. "As added thanks to all those who have come in the past, we are extending the celebration with free admission and three weekends of fun." The 10th Anniversary Georgia Wine Country Festival will include unique musical guests
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor,
READ 25.ORG presents "Stop The Violence Streetball Tour". Bring your family out for some great entertainment after church, this Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Mt. Zion High School in Clayton County, Georgia, at 4:00 pm. This event is for a great cause. .."Anti-School Bullying" and "Teen Suicide" !
Gwinnett County took a major step in the rehabilitation of a home in the Avington Glen subdivision on Friday, Jan. 21. The County used federal and state Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds to purchase this and 11 other foreclosed and/or dilapidated homes in the Sugarloaf Parkway/New Hope area and rebuild them to livable standards. Mill Creek Construction Services, one of four contractors for the NSP program, is responsible for the environmentally friendly rehabilitation of this home.
The Lawrenceville office headed up by office manager, Mr. Brandon Newton, and top technician Kreg Simmons, will make your home livable anew.. Your pests will get no rest, once Lawrenceville Orkin is on the case.
Its ashamed to have raised your children and sent them through college, retired and finally paid off your thirty year mortgage for your family's home, just to feel helpless when it comes to protecting your biggest investment. Well, this is what's happening to many aged communities in Gwinnett County, Georgia area,
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Dec. 1, 2010) Gwinnett County has published the proposed fiscal year 2011 budget and will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. The public is invited to make either oral or written comments about the budget during the hearing. The Board of Commissioners is expected to consider the 2011 budget during its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 4, 2011.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Nov. 19, 2010) Gwinnett commissioners changed the law on water conservation Tuesday to meet rules set this year by the state legislature. The 2010 Georgia Water Stewardship Act (SB 370) requires local governments to adopt certain provisions by Jan. 1, 2011.
Water Resources Acting Director Lynn Smarr said the new regulations are necessary because Georgia needs to continue to preserve our water resources for now and future generations. The new ordinance allows outdoor watering for certain purposes seven days a week during non-drought periods but not between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Nov. 22, 2010) Light up the 2010 holiday season with Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation and the Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association as they host the 23rd Annual Lighting of the Tree on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville.
Enjoy a variety of holiday entertainment beginning at 5 p.m., including live musical entertainment from The Class Act Band, face painting, dance performances, and of course the arrival of Santa Claus in a vintage fire truck on loan from the Winder Fire Department. Its holiday time in Lawrenceville! Randy Travis of FOX 5 WAGA-Atlanta returns as emcee this year to host the evening festivities.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Nov. 10, 2010) On Saturday, Nov. 20, Gwinnett County will celebrate America Recycles Day, a nationally-recognized initiative dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home, at work and on the go. This event is hosted by the Gwinnett County Solid Waste Division and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Oct. 19, 2010) Construction will begin soon on another piece of the Ivy Creek Greenway trail. Currently one section of the Greenway is already complete and extends from the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center to the Mall of Georgia.
Commissioners on Tuesday approved trail construction within George Pierce Park that will connect the citys Suwanee Creek Greenway to the existing multi-use trails in the county park.
Frank, is the owner of this less than secret butcher shop about twenty miles east of metro Atlanta, Ga. Rather you are looking for Pork, Chicken, Beef, Goat or Fish, Wilkes has what you want.
Moreover, when prices at your local supermarkets are slowly rising, while the sizes are slowly shrinking, Wilkes Meats Of Snellville, cuts your meats to the size you want, at prices you desire.
Tomorrow, AHCS will be coming to Lawrenceville Senior Center to talk about this to the seniors at 10:00am, 225 Benson Street in Lawrenceville. Sharna Fulton will also be doing the pin-up sweater activity with them. Thanks.
Alternative Home Care for Seniors (AHCS) is the official presenter of Sweaters for Seniors. This is the third year AHCS is partnering with schools such as JC Magill to collect sweaters and blankets to warm the older population.
( Lawrenceville , GA , October 11, 2010) On October 2, volunteers donated over 100 hours of service for Perk-Up Pinckneyville, sponsored by Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation, the Gwinnett Parks Foundation, Gwinnett Great Days of Service and Hands on Atlanta . The project included a beautiful mural at the Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center game room and renovation of a raised outdoor garden. Children, teens, adults and seniors came together as a team and using the plants, paint, mulch and planting needs donated, completed the Perk-Up Pinckneyville project. This joint effort was a true testimonial of what the residents of Gwinnett can and will do to improve our recreation facilities.
( LAWRENCEVILLE , GA. , Oct. 11, 2010) The Gwinnett Parks Foundation will be hosting a 5K road race on Sat., Nov. 13 at Tribble Mill Park .
The race features a beautiful 5K course on the trail at the park as well as a special Canine and Carriage for those wanting to run with their dogs or strollers. All registered runners will receive a race t-shirt. Medals will be given to all participants who finish and awards will be presented to Overall Male and Female, Master Male and Female and 3-deep in five-year age categories.
If you still have your 95-gallon trash cart from your previous hauler, you can put it to good use! Hopefully, you are able to recycle so many additional items that it's hard to fit everything into the recycling bin provided by your hauler. That's no problem and no extra charge. You can use additional bins, including your old 95-gallon trash cart, for recycling. Just make sure your bins are clearly marked "recyclables."
If you have recyclables that are too large to fit in your recycling bins, such as collapsed cardboard boxes, just make sure they are clearly marked "recyclables" as well. If they are not, haulers will assume they are trash and will not be able to take them without a bulky items pickup request.
Not since the "Great Depression", has so many parents been faced with the dilemma about feeding their family. Today, the options are almost as slim. Most parents buy their kids a "Happy Meal", for just under five dollars, because otherwise they will have to spend too much time shopping and too much time preparing a nourishing meal for them to eat at home. How sad ! However if you purchase your meats from Charles Smith...
( Gwinnett County , Ga. , July 30, 2010) Keynote speaker is Ted Bowman who will present "Loss of Dreams". He is a family and grief educator, consultant, and author who specialize in change and transition.
"There can be a cost in the quality of care, caregivers are providing. This conference is to raise consciousness so caregivers can become more aware of some warning signals or alerts that they are overextending themselves.
( Gwinnett County , Ga . , July 23, 2010) Gwinnett County Senior Services (GCSS) has fans available for seniors who live in Gwinnett County , over the age of 65, and are undergoing a financial constraint.
The community really came through in trying to help our seniors stay cool for the summer, said Linda Bailey , Manager of GCSS. Local residents donated over 80 fans for Project ACCES ( A dded Cooling Comfort for our Elderly Seniors ). Gwinnett fire stations made it convenient for them to drop off the fans.
( Lawrenceville , Ga. , July 12, 2010) – Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation (GCPR) introduces Therapeutic Recreation programs to Gwinnett County parks in honor of National Therapeutic Recreation Week, July 11-17.
The new programs are designed to enhance the health, independence and well being of those living with physical and/or behavioral challenges. Therapeutic recreation programs are being offered in addition to inclusive programming, which provide special accommodations to assist participants in general recreation activities.
( Lawrenceville , GA , July 12, 2010) Abstract collages by nationally exhibited artist, Eugene Motz, will be featured in the Fall Art Show "Stamp Collage" at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse August 5 through October 29. The artist will exhibit mixed media collages reusing stamps, advertisements and envelopes.
Motzs self-taught skills include paint, collage, printmaking and glass, but his varied artwork often includes common abstract and colorful styles using found materials. The Romanian-born artist began his collages at 16 years old, using colored paper. Eugene Motz currently resides in Atlanta and continues his bold, mixed media artwork.
What: Approximately 55 seniors who attend the Buford Senior Center will receive lunches donated by Olive Garden restaurant. The Buford Senior Center is one of three active senior centers operated by Gwinnett County Senior Services.
When: Monday, July 12, 2010 from 11:00am until 12:30pm
Where: Buford Senior Center
2755 Sawnee Avenue
Buford, GA 30518
Who: Staff from Olive Garden will bring and serve lunches to the seniors.
There is nothing worse than having one of your appliances stop working around the house. Whether if its your refrigerator, stove, or washer and dryer, chances are when they do, your need for them will be great. The fact of the matter is that most people take their appliances for granted. Its very seldom that you will give your washer the proper credit it deserves for washing your clothes, clean..
The number of inconveniences can be real.The unexpected costs to replace an appliance can seriously affect your family budget, and in some cases can even deplete your bank account. More importantly, the real risk of having food go bad can be staggering, especially, if your deep freezer full of meat goes on the brink.
Without question, there is never a good time for your stove to stop working.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Board recently announced its recommendation for recreation projects totaling $1 million. Fourteen Georgia counties, cities and recreation authorities have been selected to move forward in the approval process.
The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) helps communities acquire land, develop parks and renovate existing properties. The recreational grant program is administered through the DNR, with officials reviewing 52 applications this year. Final approval is granted by the Department of Interior.
Clarkesville, Georgia June 29, 2010 Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Meeting Place has been recognized by Fodorfs Travel, the foremost name in travel publishing, as a 2010 Fodorfs Choice selection. This distinction represents a remarkable achievement and recognizes Glen-Ella Springs Inn as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in the year 2010.
Since 1988, Fodorfs Travel has been awarding the Fodorfs Choice distinction to only the very best hotels, restaurants and attractions around the world.
Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation (GCPR) will kick off National Park and Recreation month by encouraging Gwinnett to get up, get out and explore your parks!
Get out, explore and get your creative juices flowing. There will be month-long photo contest and art show with the theme "Explore Your Parks." Park patrons can show how they enjoy and explore their parks by submitting 2D art projects or photos.
If you are over 65 years old make sure to have your air condition unit serviced...TODAY !!!
Historically, from 1979-2003, excessive heat exposure caused 8,015 deaths in the United States. During this period, more people in this country died from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined. In 2001 alone, over 300 deaths were caused by excessive heat exposure.
and quality. Pillowtop, Euro Pillowtop and foam encasement are all part of modern mattress terminology. They are also the determining factor in the various price levels.
If youve ever been mattress shopping you are probably asking, "Why do mattress sets cost so much?" The answer is, because they usually carry one of the highest price markups in the entire furniture industry. Mainstream innerspring mattress sets from major labels can carry gross profit margins of 30 to 50 percent each.
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There will be a yard sale for the benefit of the Lawrenceville Senior Center at 225 Benson St. on July 8-9 from 9:00 am -1:00 pm. Make it a point to support our Seniors with your presence and your cash.
There will be live beach music, summer fun, lots of food and unique items to bid on at this year's Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services' Silent Auction. This event has become a community highlight...
This conference will address issues faced by those caring for another adult (spouse or parent) and those who are relative caregivers of children. There will be eight different topics covering issues about burnout, difficult behaviors, communication, and legal and financial issues.
Plan on taking advantage of this unique opportunity to play the TPC Sugarloaf golf course and support FRIENDS! The inaugural FRIENDS Charity Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, August 30, 2010 at the course that hosted the PGA TOUR's Bellsouth (later AT&T) Classic for a number of years.
( Snellville , Ga. , June 17, 2010) – Centerville Community Center is offering a three week summer camp for youth to improve race relations and understand cultural diversity. Brenda Stanley is the coordinator of the camp, Celebrating the Cultures Around the World.
Stanley said, "It was amazing to be in a room and to hear from my peers of the stereotypes and perceptions they had inherited from childhood. The program was empowering to adults, and I thought it would be great to share it with the youth." She is passionate to bring her version of the Transforming Community Project which was initiated by Emory University several years ago. The program is designed to embrace other cultures and for people to make less assumptions and increase understanding.
Many of us have followed and suported this masterful artist throughout the years. But whatever you refer to him as today...the message he is sending to his 16 year old son who does not live with him, is atrocious. And for the youth that you had inspired in the recent past...You have slapped them right in the face.....
In ten years he will be asking your son for a loan! Mind F**^% yourself
A Code Orange Smog Alert has been issued for today, which you will see
below. The metro Atlanta area has experienced five days when air quality
was considered unhealthy for sensitive groups this year. Last year,
only two Smog Alerts days were observed by this date.
For several months the Main Street program in Stone Mountain Village has been working to develop a new brand for the city and they are set to unveil that brand on June 10th to show it off to the city and surrounding communities.
The celebration will take place at the Historic Rock Gym which is located adjacent to the Champion Middle School at the corner of Mimosa Street and Ridge Avenue beginning at 7pm.
Traveling by plane is a costly affair, taking into account the expensive airline ticket fares and allowance of fixed baggage weight. In case, you are carrying a heavy luggage, then additional charges for extra weight as per the norms of the particular airline that you are traveling.
Author: Ruby J. Flanagan,
Family vacation travel can be a fun and enjoyable way to spend time with your loved ones but if you have kids, you know that traveling isn't always the smoothest running operation. In order to ensure that you have a trip that is as hassle-free as it is fun, you should go to places that your children are guaranteed to enjoy. Family fun travel means that parents get to relax and have fun with their kids while their kids stay busy and have a blast.
Interact with the biggest stars of professional wrestling like never before at Promolast Atlanta Reunion Pro Wrestling Fanfest that kicking off tonight with legendary ring announcer and WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel, as fans step into the spotlight for video promo recording and Q&A with the Fink!
Van der Sloot was arrested in a taxi Thursday, several days drive and a country away from the Lima hotel room where the second woman was found face down with a broken neck in Peru.
Van der Sloot remains the prime suspect in the disappearance of Holloway, an 18-year-old who was celebrating her high school graduation on the Dutch Caribbean island...
A good mattress today can set you back a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. They come in different sizes, firmness and quality. Pillowtop, Euro Pillowtop and foam encasement are all part of modern mattress terminology. They are also the determining factor in the various price levels.
If youve ever been mattress shopping you are probably asking, "Why do mattress sets cost so much?" The answer is, because they usually carry one of the highest price markups in the entire furniture industry. Mainstream innerspring mattress sets from major labels can carry gross profit margins of 30 to 50 percent each.
Recently, Kevin Gragg started a mattress store in Lawrenceville...(Click title to read full article)
Just what the young and old have been waiting for all year ? All of the best Gwinnett County Park's pools are now open !!!!
Grab your sunscreen and your towel. Get your pool partner and head to one of many Gwinnett's finest pools to enjoy the waterworks for the rest of this spring and summer.
Rhodes Jordan Park is set to undergo extensive renovation starting the first week in June and continuing thru summer of 2011. As a result of the construction activity at the park, certain areas and amenities will be closed to the public until the completion of the project.
Citi Signs of Atlanta is here to serve the needs of all size businesses. No matter if you are starting your own family business, or have 1500 franchise locations all across the nation, Atlanta Citi Signs is the signage business for you.
"We'll not only fabricate and install your sign in a timely manner, but we'll also provide needed contact information, like local and national news media that will boost your business. Atlanta Citi Signs wants to assist the small, medium, as well as, corporate businesses to keep growing for years to come", explains the owner, Mr. Jay Johnson.
Now imagine if you are staying at one of the world's most expensive hotels, and you wake up hankering for a treat. Forget about checking your pants pocket for some loose change. You see, the Emirates Palace is showcasing the world's first vending machine that offers bars made of gold and not of chocolate.
What: Ronnie Love, former Temptation singer will be performing for the seniors who attend Lawrenceville Senior Center in recognition of Motherfs Day. Betty Levett and Elder Lorraine Dykes from Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral Home will also be presenting the ladies with flowers.
The smart thing to do with your tax return this year, is make sure that your air conditioning is in tip top shape. Otherwise, if you have a need for A/C service, then make sure to call Father and Son Air Conditioning And Heating Contractors.They are the best money can buy!
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Annette Livsey Merritt, of Decatur Ga. climbs to the top of Stone Mountain April 13, 2010. After bouts of some health issues the past year, this courageous recipient of a pacemaker in 2005, decided to reclaim her life by facing another physical challenge of climbing the largest outcrop of granite in the world, one more time. She is the oldest person to climb Stone Mountain to date.
Gwinnett County Health and Human Services will honor their volunteers for dedicated service during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Volunteers contributed almost 50,000 service hours which has a fair market value that exceeds one million dollars.
These volunteers log over 13,000 hours each year coaching teams, providing snacks, meeting with parents and serving active roles in Youth Athletic Associations. From the sidelines, these dedicated volunteers play a pivotal role in expanding the sporting opportunities for Gwinnetts youth. They help kids learn good sportsmanship as well as to become better athletes.
Its National Volunteer Week and Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation thanks amazing volunteers that have logged on average of 5,000 hours per month working in our parks. Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, Church groups, school clubs and other groups or individuals give tirelessly of their efforts. Our VIPs (Volunteers in Parks) collaborate with a Volunteer Resource Coordinator to save the county over $100,000 in labor each month.
(LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. , - April 19, 2010) Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation recognizes the volunteer efforts of Gwinnett Disc Golf Organization (GDGO) during National Volunteer week.
GDGO partners with Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation to expand disc golf recreation opportunities in Gwinnett County . GDGO members have freely given numerous hours to expand the sport of Disc Golf in the county park system.
The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services will be hosting a community town hall meeting on Friday, March 26, 2010 to engage the public and community agencies and their representatives in updating the Countys comprehensive health and human services plan.
by Tom Livsey,
I don't care what kind of music that you listen to back and fourth to work. It doesn't even matter if you only listen to rap.
We are all human. And nothing will soothe the savage beast within you like Sara Evans. The woman can sing, period. If you only check off one to do item on your To Do List this year, the first one should be at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds on March 13, to experience a goddess, Sara Evans, sing to you.
Here's the kicker, Jimmy Wayne will be performing, TOO! Now, what else can you ask for? Click below for ticket info...
Don't say I didn't tell you so, but you best get your tickets quick for Travis Tritt. Tickets will go on sale March 5. Fellows make your girl happy, and take her to the show. She will love you for a long time...Click below for ticket info.
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by Tom Livsey,
The long cold nights of winter are coming to an end. In a few weeks it will be spring again.. As the trees start to fill out with leaves, that mean its time for you to slim down. Springtime is slim time. To be sure, its going to take discipline, a healthy diet, a steady workout schedule, and a motivating personal trainer, like Ben Groom!
An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which incongruous or contradictory terms appear side by side. Its the use of obvious contradiction, in an effort to make a point. Here are a few examples: "Silent Thunder", "Little Skyscraper", "Loving Hate" .
When it comes to getting back in shape after the long winter months, many individuals can probably come up with a few of their own, like "Good Sweat", "Great Workout" , "A Good Burn" and " Holy Shi*t".. In order for you to break through all of your excuses, and get on a consistent workout routine, is the main reason for you to consider hiring a personal training coach.
There are proposals on the list for the Georgia Legislation to be considered as new laws, when it comes to texting while driving. If they are approved, it will stick violators in their pocket, driving privilege and points on their driving record.
First time offenders will face a $300 dollar fine. Second time offenders will face a higher fine, a six month suspension of their drivers license, and two points against their insurance record.
Oprah Winfrey has teamed up with...