By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, The venue for the 6th Annual Collard Greens Cultural Festival Appreciation Party will be held at Lithonia Women's Club on Friday, November 20th. The address is 2564 Wiggins Street, LIthonia, GA 30058. It will be from 7-10 pm. Menu will include Collard Greens and Hot Water Cornbread, Fried Fish and our signature Collard Green Ice Cream.
Gwinnett four-year graduation rate continues to climb, contributing tostates increaseGwinnett County Public Schools focus on providing rigor in theclassroom and ensuring students are learning the districts AKS curriculumis resulting in continued improvement in the graduation rate. This yearsrate of 78.1 percent represents a 3.1 percentage point increase over lastyear and a 10.5 percentage point increase over the last five years.
By Tricia Bailey, OurTown Nation News Editor, Business Tax Deduction that is the most overlooked---AdvertisingAt the end of the year most businesses struggle with the fact of cost. The fact is that there are several costs to start a business and to become successful. However most people who strive to create one, eventually face the fact that it takes exposure to get their company in, 'The Black'(Profiting).
Louise Radloff Middle School has been named a semifinalist in the Northrop Grumman Foundations Fab School Labs Science Lab Makeover Contest.The school is now one step closer to being one of five $100,000 makeover grant recipients. Winners will be determined by online voting. Votes for Radloff Middle School will be accepted November 19, 2015.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, System and school scores from the 2014-15 administration of theGeorgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones in grades 3-8 andGeorgia Milestones EOCs in grades 9-12) were released today. Thesepreliminary scores reflect the first administration of Georgias newcomprehensive testing system.
Honors A Dacula High School student has been selected as a 2015-2016 United States Senate Youth representative. Chris Larkins is vying to become one of two student leaders from Georgia who will attend the annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) in Washington, DC, from March 5-12, 2016...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, To be sure it will be a great day of watching your favorite NFL team, win or lose a close game. Certainly your emotions will be tied to the final score. However, when the night comes make sure to stop cheering or crying, and look to The Moon Total Eclipse in Aries!
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Local businesses are getting the red carpet treatment these days from hyper local blogs and sites who are catering more and more to their needs. As ad spending on offline media such as Yellow Pages, radio and cable declines, on line ad spending and outlets for local business exposure is on the rise.
Clinton will sit down today at 5 p.m. ET with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room" for her first live television interview on the campaign trail, continuing to make good on her promise to be more accessible to the media.Clinton was a prime target at the debate. GOP 2016 hopefuls including Carly Fiorina, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and front-runner Donald Trump attacked her record
By Tom Livsey, Topix National News Editor,SpotLyte Entertainment embodies top notch service. We specialize in themed events, music and poetry showcases, festivals, fashion shows and community fundraisers. Our goal is to keep the entertainment world and the communities, who supports it, connected!!!
Stone Mountain, GA Tunes by the Tracks is a free concert series held each Friday night in September and October from 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. in Stone Mountain Village. Concerts will be held in the Municipal Parking lot and will feature a number of well-known artists. The Spring...
HonorsMountain Park Elementary School has established a relationship with a school in the United Kingdom. Last year, David Young, a counselor at Mountain Park Elementary, contacted the University of Aberdeen in Scotland to establish a connection between school counselors in the U.S. and the U.K.
Local businesses are getting the red carpet treatment these days from hyper local blogs and sites who are catering more and more to their needs. As ad spending on offline media such as Yellow Pages, radio and cable declines, on line ad spending and outlets for local business exposure is on the rise.
Lift Up Atlanta, founded by Rosalind Garner, is a non-profit organization that empowers homeless women and children in metro Atlanta with services designed to help them meet their basic needs, to support their education, and to enable them to reach self-sufficiency...
We operate three senior centers which are located in Lawrenceville, Buford, and Norcross and one satellite senior center, Centerville Senior Center. At these centers, seniors are able to socialize and participate in a variety of activities and fieldtrips.
Gwinnett County and local schools partner to expand safety initiatives in schoolsIn November of 2013, Gwinnett voters approved as part of the one-cent SPLOST the use of public safety funds from the 2014 SPLOST program to upgrade the public safety emergency notification system for public schools in the county (Gwinnett County Public Schools and Buford City Schools)
By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor,This past weekend was filled with enterpernuriels, celebrities, entertainers, actors, community leaders and many more for the 13th Annual Neighborhood Awards, hosted by Steve Harvey.This spectacular 3 day event was one to remember and cherish for all attendees...
Updates for July 2015 For information from Stone Mountain Park on their school and public programs or questions on the natural geology and ecology of the Stone Mountain area please email email@example.com
By James Stout, Former writer for BarterNews, We barter for a vehicle whenever we "trade in" our own old vehicle (plus cash) for another vehicle.We might receive a vehicle as a "job benefit" (i.e., a barter deal in which we are exchanging a portion of our work for this vehicle instead of the equivalent amount of money). This type of benefit is common for executives (in government or business), and for people who are employed by car dealerships.
Businesses can be on a national talk show this week for free. It is a campaign to generate business in zip codes nationwide.Mr. Tom Livsey, a national newspaper tycoon and national talk show host for several media outlets, is trying to promote interchange from media to retail merchants, over currency, and deliver the best products and services in America. The normal fee will be $2400...
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners recently recognized 26 community leaders for completing the Countys inaugural Gwinnett 101: Citizens Academy session that launched in April 2015. Gwinnett 101 is a 10-week crash course in Gwinnett County Government operations aimed at developing and nurturing informed and engaged residents, students and business owners in the county.
Sarah Thomas, who will attend Clemson University in the fall, was selected by the Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA) to represent the organization at First Lady Michelle Obamas Beating the Odds Summit at the White House on July 23.Thomas is one of only two students in Georgia and one of 150 nationwide invited to the celebratory event.
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Local businesses are getting the red carpet treatment these days from hyper local blogs and sites who are catering more and more to their needs. As ad spending on offline media such as Yellow Pages, radio and cable declines, on line ad spending and outlets for local business exposure is on the rise.
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Welcome to National News Editor, Tom Livsey and Snellville City Hall Councilman, Dave Emanuel, will be the talk show hosts . The talk show is the 'Brain Child of Mr. Emanuel.
By Jeri Turk-Morgan, Our Town National News Editor, Berkmar High School will be celebrating its annual graduating class on May 21, 2015 at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, Georgia.This class has a very special meaning for Jose Raymond Acosta and his mom, Rossy Acosta and family.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, As we celebrate Mothers Worldwide, May 10, 2015, the cohesive force that bonds women with child, is some of the most sweetest actions of Love, Protection, and Kindness. For without birthing mothers, we all could have just been a stain on a sheet, from a Man...
By Twomucht, OurTown National News Editor, Advertise your business in Snellvile, Stone Mountain, Lawrenceville, and Loganville, Ga.Start promoting your products and services for Metro Atlanta, Georgia for only $600 for 12 months on one of the best hyper local internet news sites. (www.ourtown.com/snellvillega).Local internet advertising is the best way to attract your neighbors to your store door. 89% of buyers use the internet to find local merchants, close to their home...
The Decatur, Georgia family home was destroyed by fire on Sunday, April 13, 2015. It happened around 3pm and it apparently to be due to a faulty electrical outlet.The mother (Corliss Royal), and daughter were able to get out safely after being alerted by the grandmother's (Veola Romeo, tea cup Chihuahua, named, Tido.Tido was given oxygen by the rescue team to no avail...
The Atlanta based Be More Positive Company; an award winning (501c3) Non Profit Company is relocating one of its offices to Indianapolis, Indiana, the boyhood home of its founder Comedian, Author, Larry D. Veal...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Its hard to believe that I am a year older today, April 10, 2015. I am 53 years young. The amazing thing is that when I was just two weeks old, I was left for dead from Pneumonia.
By Morgan B. Mattews, Ourtown National News Editor, 1. Bad repair shopsI recently had a horrible experience with a local auto shop where the entire staff took advantage of my poor knowledge of car maintenance and part prices.I spent over $500 for one part that wasn't even the start of my issue. College students should be careful when going to new places around your college town...
March 23-28, 2015 THIS WEEK in Gwinnett County Public Schools will hold its Career and Technical Education Student of the Year Banquet on March25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Busbee Center at Gwinnett Technical College.The Gwinnett County Board of Education will kick off its series of Area Board Meetings this week on Tues., March 24,at Meadowcreek High School and Thurs., March 26, at Berkmar High School...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Cresent Moon...Cresent Moon...Cresent Moon...Cresent Moon.Its the birth of a Full Moon every month of the year. However, early each and every month, Love takes flight, at the Cressent Moon.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National Talk News Editor, Are you suffering from Spring Fever? Well forget about calling 911, or visiting your local hospital. FLH Band will be serving your fever medicine tonight.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, My name is Danny and my Business is grills. I have an Overstock of used grills, and new grills. Gas. Charcoal, Combo, and smokers. This weekend Friday and Saturday March 20 and 21
By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, Though March 17th was enjoyed by billions around the world, for St. Patrick's Day, Ms. Corliss Royal celebrated her special day with family, friends, and two other 2015 Top 50 Promised Land Difference Maker Award Winners, Ms. Tricia Bailey, and Ms. Lyn Robinson, at one of Georgia's best steakhouses, named Arizona in Lithonia, Georgia.
By Jeri Turk-Morgan, OurTown National New Editor, A satisfying, exhilarating experience for you will be happening on Friday and Saturday, March 13- 14, 2015 known as "Georgia's Longest Yard Sale."This is the 11th Annual Affair
By Jane Bass, Ourtown National News Editor, Heartaches, pain and a hugh void of disappointment creeps in when your home services such as gas, lights and telephone are tampered with by your provider and it's not your fault.You have requested a new service from the provider and asked for the cost. You are given the cost on the phone while speaking with their representative.
By Jane Bass, Ourtown National News Editor, The next Gwinnett County defensive class will be held on Thursday,March 26, 2015 at Norcross Human Service Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Ct. Norcross, Ga. Class time 930 A.M. - 400P.M. The fee for AARP members is $15.00 and non members $20.00. Age ranrange for the class 18-55...
By Jeri Turk Morgan, OurTown National News Editor, Members of the 2014 Gwinnett Police Employee Benevolent Fund Committee hosted the 17th Annual Retirement and Awards Dinner in downtown Lawrenceville, Ga.The retirees are Chief Charles M. Walters, Sergeant Paul L. Rude,Corporal Charles H. Spurlin, Police Officer Senior Leroy Smith and Code Enforcement Officer II David L. Harter.
By Tom Livsey, Ourtown National News Editor, A little over 150 years ago, General Sherman burning down Atlanta, Georgia, on his march to the sea. Well February 25, 2015, the same city that rised from the ashes, will freeze, with no help from the Union Army....All activites att thr Georgia State Capitol will be cancelled.
By Jeri Turk-Morgan, OurTown National News Editor, A Forum of 100 Women gathered at the Georgia State Capitol, for a brainstorming session for solutions to volunteering in our communities, helping our children, our schools aand education.In today's world, "Entitlement is not the order of the day!" We must get back to the strong family connections supported by family and church.
By Jeri Turk-Morgan, OurTown National News Editor, Though its cold and snowy now, we are just weeks away from Spring. Yes, General Lee, the famous ground hog, saw his shadow earlier this month, noting we will keep the beautiful flowers and girls in our Great state from blooming....Case in point, a religious event in Georgia, has the yearly announcement of the change of season. Miss Georgia Peach Pagent
Too Cool To Go To School Again in Gwinnett County Ga.By Tom Livsey, Topix National News Editor, Still wintery weather has caused Gwinnett and other metro counties to take the proactive approach, as many schools are reporting another school closing. Though it is a sign of proper decisions from the top public school system in Georgia, it does present thousands of adults with an untimely situations...
By Tom Livsey, Ourtown National News Editor, It might sound funny for even a goy born in Chicago, IL., to hear that your shool here in Snellville, Ga., will cancel school, even when no snow is present, right? Well Dekalb and Gwinnett County Shcools are shut down. Also for those in no need to travel, should heed this warning, by Sloan Roach ...
Jim Thomas, founder of Onsite Shine, Atlanta's luxury automotive and marine detailing shops and mobile detailing services, announces he is leasing the former Sky Wash building located next door to Ferrari Maserati of Atlanta at 11865 Alpharetta Highway in Roswell. Thomas plans to renovate and expand the facility into an exclusive 3,000 square-foot detailing showroom where car lovers and customers can come and watch the magic unfold. It will be his third detailing location...
Top 50 Promised Land Difference Maker Award Winners For 2015 !By Twomucht, Ourtown National News Editor,Eleven years ago, Tom Livsey, a former investment banker, who now is a national news editor and talk show host, created the, "Promised Land Top 50 Difference Maker Awards".
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, The fact that Atlanta Falcons have toyed with a mixture of the winning the most games in 2013, to then being considered the Top of the NFC South, if they could have only won the last game of the 2014 season, should scream the need for a balanced offense, and a establishing a stopping defense.
By Dejavu Williams, OurTown National News Editor, Here's the latest BubuBuzz that's so hot in pop culture. On January 30, 2015, the meet and greet brought out some of Atlanta's Hottest designers, makeup artists, models and photographers to come together to help bring awareness to the increasing international crime related to human trafficking...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, A nationally known comedians decision to help Georgia's County's troubled youth almost led him to the poor house.In a Dec. 17, 2005 article in the Gwinnett, AJC, written by the late Lateef Mungin, entitled Laughs are not what comics focus on. It tells a story about a vibrant young comedian/ youth activist/ and former gang member who had recently relocated to Gwinnett County, Georgia, with his wife and three boys...
Going green will take on a brand new meaning at Peachtree Elementaryas the school receives a $4,000 grant for its outdoor classroom. The check,from CH2M Hill, will be presented at a special ceremony at 10 a.m. onWednesday, January 28.
Centerville Community Center will host a Black History Month exhibit from Monday, Jan. 26 through Friday, Feb. 20. Come and view this self-guided exhibit weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed February 16...
By Diana Reid, About the business: Royal Enterprises Accounting & Tax, LLC is a full service accounting firm performing accounting, business management, tax, and advisory engagements for businesses, tax-exempt organizations and individuals in all states.
By Dejavu Williams, OurTown National News Editor, For the influencer that are changing and shaping the new Atlanta in mainstream and pop culture.With special guest influencer and brand ambassador Chris -The Conductor Gholson.
Case in point, on Thursday, January, 22, 2015 in Hot Atlanta was a memorable evening in Buckhead for Branded Exclusive.It was a RSVP event that was held at the Establishment on 3167 Peachtree Road. This high energy cocktail event was the launch celebrating the Moerno Champagne, (Bottle of the year).
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, In 2014, Krystal Restaurant, identified Mr. Embrack, as a natural born leader, who possessed the company's passion to serve and company Creed.So, in January 2015, Krystal named him the General Manager, to lead one of their busiest locations in Lithonia, Georgia, right off I-20, and right around the corner from Stone Crest Mall, one of Metro Atlanta's best shopping malls.
Nesbit Elementary School will celebrate its 3rd annual Peace Week January 19-23. The week will begin with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and conclude on Friday with a morning schoolwide peace marchled by the Nesbit Ambassadors, the schools peer leadership team. Inaddition, the school will hold an evening theatrical presentation.
Tom is an inspirational journalist, news editor, member of The National Press Club, and the first CNN iReporter who has created many media outlets throughout our country which are giving us citizens and citizen journalists a chance to let our voices, opinions and stories be heard and told to the world!
By Tom Austin, Topix National News Editor, Here is the basic elements of OurTown's Twomucht New Year Media Talk Show /Article Campaign, that is time sensitive. This deal will only last for the month of January 2015.For only $1200 , your organization will receive one monthly talk show that will be podcasted and allow you to own the talk show forever, that you can place on your website, newsletter, or social media page, as well as on your reviews.
By Samuel Dejavu Williams, OurTown National News Editor, Welcome to the House of Van Miller. The lady of the house is Ms. Vanessa Henderson. Vanessa is one of the top national designers who calls Atlanta, Georgia her home, and her House of Van Miller collections are becoming a regular shopping center for celebrities worldwide.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Mr. Williams is joining a growing OurTown.com Media, as a entertainment expert. We are excited to give him the platform to inform, educate and entertain our readership, about some of the best events in 2015. Just read his accomplishments.:
Pedestrian and intersection improvements are coming to two new schools that will open in August and an intersection on U.S. 78. Commissioners approved construction contracts for the three SPLOST-funded projects on Tuesday.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Happy Holidays my people. Its good to be home with my families, this time of year. I want to say thanks each and every one of you for supporting my numerous quests to report on the possitive local news in every zip code, in America, that is important to you, depending where you live.
By Twomucht, OurTown National News Editor, Advertising Your Local And National Business On-Line Can Increase Foot Traffic Or Internet Sales! End Of 2014 Online Advertising Campaign Special! Businesses have until December 31, 2014 to write off business expenses, like advertising on a one to one basis, and now they can do it all on trade with Southern Barter Club Dollar Currency.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Bartering is a very valuable and much needed asset for businesses of any size. Bartering is essential for our economy to survive in these tough times, especially for retailers of all types, both online and brick and mortar.In this era of America's slow economy, business confusion and lack of financial support, successful business owners are returning to one of the oldest ways of doing business. Recently, bartering ...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, So you think you have what it takes to start your own business, or if you have struggled to make it to the next business level with your business, then come and share and learn from Snellville Pros ...
"This is being organized and hosted by two leaders in the barter industry Laurie Sossa CEO of Southern barter club and Gary Field CEO of Nubarter Revenu. There will be several barter exchanges participating including barter clubs from outside GA, such as, NC and AL.
By Tom Livsey, Ourtown National News Editor, You pay your mortgage on a home with a roof, make sure your roof is worth the money...Hiring a roofing contractor may require you to invest a significant amount of time and money. With so many roofing companies in business, unethical ones do exist. In most cases, finding the right person for the job requires thorough research.
The Department of Water Resources will host a free water conservation workshop. Residents who attend will receive a low-flow retrofit kit, outdoor water efficiency kit, do-it-yourself home water audit guide and information on how to apply for the County's toilet rebate program.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,Hard drive data recovery is possible on nearly every type of computer system. Generally, hard drives fail or are inaccessible due to one of two common reasons:Physical Crash: When a hard drive is making ticking or scratching noises due to old or worn out parts it can lose the data contained within.
By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, Whose fault is this ? How did it get this way? Most Americans are unaware of the unfair wages of servers, especially women who are sexually exploited and abused and have to deal with low wages and solely rely on tips for their living expenses.
By Deb Howard, OurTown National News Editor, In times like these, its even hard to hide behind a rock, when the rock is owned by China. There is a call to arm, just like the minutemen at the start of our country's revolution. American Patriots are needed now. There are needed like then, just to represent themselves....
"Christmas Wedding Baby" - written, directed and produced by Kiara C. Jones (New York, USA)Starring: Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Maria Howell, Kimberley Drummond, Frances Turner, Sawandi Wilson, Stephen Hill, Jason Vendryes, Maba Ba, Rita Manyette, Cindy Hogan, Bernie Ask, Nicole Maahs, Ellease Aponite, Jon Fine, AnnaMarie Brown, Micah Austin and Tad Jennings.
The Snellville Entrepreneur Council and the City of Snellville are interested in the success of your business,and in your personal success, as the business owner.The City and the Council extend a complementary invitation for you to Join us in the Snellville City Hall on October 21 at 6:00PM as we learn about "Hiring Engaging People Who Will Help You.
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, To be sure retailers, Labor Day is over. The kids are back in school. Soccer moms are stretched to their wits end, just trying to remember when, and where to pick up their school children. This high buying market hasmuch less time to visit your shop to browse your store. They need 'Real Time Merchants' , those who have an on line presence.Now is the time, retail merchants can help them
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 16, 2014) Couples wishing to tie the knot on the last sequential date of this century, December 13, 2014, or 12/13/14, can exchange vows and celebrate with friends and family at Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center...
By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, Oprahs 'The Life You Want 'weekend was a great opportunity for one to focus on reaching their life goals, while discovering how to become a better person. This life changing event took place at the Phillips Arena, in Atlanta, Ga. this past Friday, on September 5 and Saturday, September 6, 2014.
By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, With all of the recent incidents of shootings, killings, and chaos happening around the world, it would be nice this Labor Day Weekend,if you could enjoy the end of summer,laughing your butt off...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Mr. Orlando Perry, is a community oriented man. He started with a vehicle and a vision, to get his Metro Atlanta neighbors, to and fro, as the CEO of Checker Classic Cabs of Lithonia, Ga.,today. However, it would not take an airport taxi trip to find out who Mr. Orlando Perry is, and why is carries a community torch for safe transportation...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, As a national news editor for several news sites around the world, I still need local community leaders, who are in touch with local merchants and non-profits, in order to help promote community success. We are seeking single mothers, college students, who...
By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, About 5 years ago texting was not very popular as it has become today. First lets define Texting- It is a form of communication by way of non verbal communication
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, After the Fourth of July weekend, most families are focused on the end of Summer, when their children are heading back to school, or college bound. Now is the time to purchase supplies. Whether its a new computer, desk, or chairs for high school seniors on their way to college, or a middle school student entering high school, parents know that their children will be in need of school supplies items that will make their child's transition easier.
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Great back to school sales can make retailers fend til Christmas. Many retail merchants realize that in order to promote their school products, is through sponsoring a local school. Teachers, students, parents, all need new clothes, supplies, and a local store to offer them a special savings over the national store chains, like Walmart.
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, In the face of high gas prices, local buyers are trying to find products and services close to their home or workplace. Likewise, travelers are Googling for the same items along their journey. So, if you want to attract more customers, you need to have the ability to secure top listing on Google Search, period.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Well the high school graduations are almost over. Now the plans for parents is to supply their high school grads with dependable transportation, and computers, for the college bound students. I will try and give some insight to the best ways to curb your budget. Here is one below:
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, To be sure, many people have parents, who they are proud of belonging to in life. I am no exception.However, there are only a few who can confess that their life long role models were, and still are their own parents. I never had to buy a comic book, or watch professional players, or musicians.I woke up every morning with Superman and Superwoman.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Although family gatherings, like weddings, reunions, birthday parties are still great opportunities to spend memorable times with family members, the times are a changing. Party games like,' Pin A Tail On A Donkey, Musical Chairs or Bobbing For Apples would do for a ten year old's birthday party, 20 years ago, now the youth wants more individuality.
By Cassandra Smith, OurTown National News Editor, Washington State and neighboring sister state Portland, Oregon have experienced such devastation and senseless loss of our young people today. June 5, 2014 3:30 p.m. One of our private Universities Seattle Pacific near downtown Seattle. Estimate attendance 4,270 undergraduate and graduate students attend the private Christian university...
By Debbie Glasheen, Ourtown National News Editor, In less than two weeks, many working parents around the contry will be making serious decisions about what to do with their children, during their summer break. Fortunately for the parents of Gwinnett County,Georgia, are blessed to have access to the number one parks and recrecation system in the nation to choose from,most of the camps are focused on fun, learning and arts and crafts,
By Deb Howard, OurTown National News Editor, If its up to one of our nation's top leaders like Col. Harry Riley Ret., he will make these past Americans, all feel at home. In such a short time, that took a whole lot of planning on Col. Riley part, has created a national challenge for every citizen.
By Tricia Bailey, Ourtown National News Editor, It is hard to justify why someone would leave a town, like the City of Snellville, Ga.,in the first place. Only those who grew up in the best city of Georgia can try to comprehend, some of the reasons why.
By Twomucht, Topix, National News Editor, As the Spring brings the bloom of flowers, and the chirping of baby robins, Americans are eager to leave the comfort of their Winter's nest, to vacation with family and friends, around the state, or even venture on travels around the country.However, one of the comforts of home and quality of food, that most people require when vacationing is the familiar merchants scattered around the country, that signifies value. No matter where their journey takes them, they can always rely on a corporate chain of products and services.This is why hotels like Days Inn, convenient stores like QT, and restaurants like OUTBACK steakhouse, are so desired by vacationers traveling throughout America.
By twomucht, Topix National News Editor, In recent days the evil head of injustice has risen his monstrous fork tongue to the world. Its called Racism. Most of the national attention, has been centered around with what Mr. Donald Sterling, owner of ,'The L A Clippers, was taped saying about African-Americans. The most bazaar thing pertaining to his racial slurs, is that 70% of his NBA team is a part of the Black Community.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Advertise your establishments to over 100,000,000 tourists this summer, as they travel through Georgia, on their way to Florida, on an interstate billboard !
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,There is no one reason why men over 50 years old get so excited these days, when they see a classic car pull up next to them at a traffic light, other than making them remember their youth.In a flash, at the redlight, they are taken back to when, all they cared about was a hod rod classic car, that they named it, washed it, waxed it, spent money on it, and even slept with it, before they even noticed girls.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National news Editor, As millions of northern Americans find themselves heading through Georgia, on their family vacation, half will realize that this sweet state might hold more than an expressway to Mickey Mouse. They are finding great value in the homeowners buyers market, and buying a home in the south, and becoming Georgians...
By Parker, OurTown National Junior Health Journalist, Attention CNN, I want to introduce the world to this energetic, and bright teenager, who has had to grow up way too quickly, due to the seriousness of a Kidney Transfusion eleven years ago . His name is Parker.As children, we do not exactly know how our body works, other than crying. If we are hungry, we cry. If we are sleepy, we cry. Heck we cry, even after waking up, too !. In other words, infants only know how to get grown-ups attention, no matter what it is, simply to, Cry !
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Great Heisman Quarterbacks have floundered, miserably. Just look up the long list of great Florida college QB's, who lasted no more than their initial draft contract. But, there is only one left in the NFL, who is named Grossman, still with the Redskins, until July, 2014.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, For decades the novel,'Gone With The Wind', has been the world's best selling novel. The book has been translated in many different languages. The book and movie has amassed over four billion dollars. However, for the first time historians, historical societies and state departments, are revealing where she got her story-Promised Land !
A Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) Tip Sheet for the citizensMarch 31-April 6, 2014FRIDAYThe Level Creek Elementary staff and faculty invite the community, parents,and students to celebrate 10 years of learning at Level Creek Elementary.Heritage Night will take place on March 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For moreinformation, call 770-904-7950.
GCPS will interview hundreds of educators who registered for the Certified Teacher Career Fair. The interviews will take place on March 22 from 8 a.m.to noon at the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.GCPS issearching for highly-qualified certified teachers in Math, Science, Special Education, Speech Language Pathology, Spanish, French, IT Programming/Engineering, Computer Science...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,Please join Snellville Tourism and Trade, GECC, and New Lawrenceville on Thursday, April 3rd from 5:30 - 7:30 PM for a fun filled night of networking with local business owners and citizens in our community. Bring your business passions !
The Governors Office of Consumer Protection (GOCP) has issued an order assessing an $847,480 civil penalty against Aqua Clear Systems of Georgia, Inc. and its principal, John Carbone, in connection with unfair and deceptive advertising practices.
Women from all walks of life will gather at Atlanta's Hilton Downtown Hotel (225 Courtland Street) April 4-6, 2014 for what promises to be a power-packed weekend of enrichment, encouragement and empowerment.
By Sheila Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, Did you know? 400 children per month are lured into sex trafficking, Every 30 seconds another person become a victim of sex trafficking, 1.6 million children run away from home...
A combination of snow make-up days and an extension to the school day willaddress missed instructional timeGwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) announced today its plan for makingup the seven days missed due to inclement weather in January and February.
By Rita Bruss OurTown National News Editor, No way can a massage mend a broken marriage. No way can a massage pay your mortgage, and in no way, can a massage get you into Heaven. But one thing a regular massage can do, is get you prepared to focus and face your personal problems head on with a better relaxed body and mind.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, In an attempt to correct the wintery situation that happened a couple of weeks ago, Gwinnett County Public School Systems have taken an actionary stance, to close all the schools in Gwinnett County.
Snellville Institute can help those that want to home school, need to work and do class work at the same time, need to "drop" back in to finish the coursework they had at previous schools. There are no obstacles. We design a program to progress you towards completion of your diploma that is unique for you."
By Tom Livsey, Ourtown National News Editor, There will be over a billion people watching The NFL Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2014. Most of these football fans will congregate at bars and house parties.Many people who are hosting Super Bowl house parties know that their, 'Party Reputation', is on the table, because if they do not have the best food, coldest beer, and coolest guests, they will loss the local title, 'Best Party Host In The Neighborhood !
By Rita Bruss, OurTown National News Editor, It should not be surprising to learn that so many people try to do everything by themselves.Likewise, it should not be so surprising that eventually many of them become overwhelmed, and act out in ways, that might cause them to harm themselves, or someone else.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, If you are a local business owner in the Metro Atlanta area, and want to market your services or products to a well attended event, you need to make plans to attend South Gwinnett High School 5th Annual Suisei-Kon South Gwinnett's Anime Convention, today!The people of Snellville looks forward to this yearly event, that going to be located on February 8, 2014 1pm - 7pm at SGHS Commons Area
By Tom Livsey,OurTown National News Editor, What a sight to see people of all cultures walking together, as they walked past Snellville City Hall on Jan. 20, 2014, as they celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.In a combined effort, starting with Mayor Kelly Kautz, New Jerusalum Church, and Snellville Methodist Church, the citizens of Snellville, Georgia, was treated to, 'Unity in their Community'.
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners today adopted a $1.5 billion fiscal year 2014 budget that preserves core services and focuses on priorities set by commissioners during a strategic planning session held last May...
Our non-profit organization has also received personal letters of recognition from Hillary Clinton, Former President Jimmy Carter, members of Congress, and officials with the United States Department of Education.Those accomplishment, though great indeed paled in comparison to my biggest accomplishment, that is the one that came in the mail, on a winter day in 2012.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Lawrenceville Business Association. first meeting at 133 S Clayton. Atlanta Auction. All businesses , retail, wholesale or professional services are encouraged to attend.They will discuss the future of small business in Lawrenceville. Georgia.
The Gwinnett County Office of Emergency Management is offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to Gwinnett County residents beginning January 28. Participants will learn basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations...
By Tom Livsey, Topix National News Editor, Trade-ins are used all the time at new car dealerships---Trade dollars should be used too! So,if new car dealerships want to rotate both their new and used cars in 2014, they should think about a real source of buyers, and an untapped profit source, as a New Year's Resolution.
By Twomucht, OurTown National News Editor, Case in point, twenty years ago, Toni Foley began bartering. These days, she wont run her restaurant-five-year-old Eastside Caf in Fairport, New York-without the practice. Foley has used her barter dollars for carpeting, trash disposal, a storage unit, and for customer gifts-all while conserving cash.She reveals, "I see nothing but benefits with bartering, Foley says. I get to network with other local businesses, gain exposure to new customers, and have access to a variety of products and services for the restaurant and myself.
Do you want a boy, or a girl? You can actually start painting the baby room , pink or blue, and concentrate on just male or female names, before your wife even goes to her first doctor's visit . Now, there are three factors that have been determined to decide the conception and gender of achild. Oh yeah ! Do you want twins and fries with your order ?
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, There is nothing worse than to see your loved ones suffer from illnesses. There is nothing worse than to be unable to find a cure to ease their pains. There is nothing worse than being a father, who can not provide medical care for his family, because this fact, makes him feel less than a man, and a father.
Start small.Big retirement dreams are great! And years of working hard and doing the right things mean you get to make them as big as possible. But that also means taking proactive steps today to help prepare for the realities of your future. Saving enough for retirement is perhaps the most important step in that preparation.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Mr. Fred 'V-Man' Watson lead by example. Bad examples motivated him to correct them. Perhaps if the world was perfect, we would not be honoring this great man today. However, we all know that is not the case now.For those of us who were blessed enough to know him, and for those who wished they did, we all are still perplexed to know what made this great man tick like a Platinum Rolex ?
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Chances are your bank account looks more like that of our government these days. However when it comes to stress, you shouldn't have to worry about bouncing a check, because we all have more than any bank will accept as deposit.One of the best things you can do for those you love, is to make them feel good and breathe. Certificates for a full body massage ranks high on the Christmas gifts wish list in 2013.
To be sure, we are just getting ready for Santa. We are still making our Xmas lists, and going out buying real Christmas trees. However, we should all be thinking about how we can rid these trees, after the holidays, Now!
Snellville's OurTown.com wants to celebrate, Nov. 30, 2013, 'Shop Small Business America Day'---While giving back to the community. Every Snellville merchant can join other local businesses to encourage customers to buy from local stores and keep the money in town!
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, In the season of giving this holiday, Liberty Tax owner Mrs. D.J in Snellville, Ga., treats those in need of employable opportunities, with a free tax certification coarse. The only costs are for the books...
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Dec. 4, 2013) Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation (GCPR) recently formed a new partnership with Positive Public Image, an organization that elevates the value and esteem of seniors by encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle. Founders Sheri and Bill Eppright, both seniors themselves, are musical entertainers and photojournalists based in Atlanta who travel throughout the United States sharing their music and healthy aging message.
This Week: Arts and Crafts Show December 7 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Come sell your homemade arts and craft items just in time for the holidays! All kinds of homemade items will be sold. No commercial vendors are allowed. Items for sale must be approved. Space is limited so register early! Vendor spaces are $21 per space. Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Road in Norcross. Register here with code LSCC14344 or call 678.277.0860...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, You are a business owner. You are hoping to be successful. Advertising Your Local And National Business On-Line Can Increase Foot Traffic Or Internet Sales !By Twomucht, Topix National News EditorEnd Of 2013 Online Advertising Campaign Special !Heres how to get $7200 advertising value of complete national web exposure for only $3600 bucks for 12 months during the month of December...
by Jennifer Alyson, Demand Media, You have to spend money to make money, but federal tax laws can take some of the bite out of your company's expenses. Common business write-offs can cut taxable income and slash what your company owes on April 15.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Please help the county of Gwinnett, Georgia, celebrate one of their life long community leaders, who have broken numerous racial divides everywhere she has lived.There is no stronger bond, than that between a mother and a son...
By Tom Livsey, Ourtown National News Editor, Its ashame when it takes a ten year old child to take the lead, when it comes to warming homeless children. She needs our help to, at least, support her cause, and donate a blanket !
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, For the past nine years, Grayson City Hall has hosted, ' The Hot Tamale Chili Cook off ', November 16, 2013. This annual event, like all the other ones, is sponsored by the Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce (GECC). This city's event has grown every year, making more and more local citizens smile happy, with stomachs full of the best Georgia homemade chili.The main reason for this growth, is because all the collected funds goes directly to several local charities in Grayson, Loganville and Snellville, Ga.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, V-Day has set up a V-Fund to benefit women and men on the ground immediately. 100% of donations will go directly to these efforts via GABRIELA and Gabriela Women's Party. All donations made to the V-Fund will be matched. Please read the below letters from One Billion Rising Director Monique Wilson and V-Day Founder/Artistic Director Eve Ensler, and consider donating whatever you can - every little bit helps. http://www.vday.org/home
By Tom Livsey, Topix National News Editor, American is being terrorized daily on our roadways, and the predators are not from the Middle East. They are teens and soccer moms who are texting while driving. From President Obama to national celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres, all has come publicly to challenge inventors to come up with products and service to address to growing epidemic.
By Dave Emanuel, OurTown National Contributing Editor/Snellville City Councilman, People in Snellville get ready there is train of change coming. You don't need any baggage or ticket, just get on board. All you need is faith in Snellville City Council, when you hear the diesel coming.Monday evening, (November 11th) the newly elected and re-elected members of the Snellville City Council will be sworn in to their respective posts at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting.Bobby Howard and Tom Witts will be returning to Posts 4 and 3 respectively while Barbara Bender will assume Post 5.
By Tom Livsey, CNN National News Editor, So, you are tired on the way to and from work. You need to attend a PTA meeting. You need to prepare a big family dinner. You need a boost in the bedroom. All of these situations might just need a 20-30 minutes surge of natural energy...Then you should take a 'Pinch of Wink Zing !
The Gwinnett County Health Department has recommended that Knight Elementary, located at 401 North River Road in Lilburn, close tomorrow due to an unusually high number of students experiencing gastroenteritis.The school of approximately 720 students reported more than 10 percent of students absent today,
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Thousands of pages of medical documents containing confidential information are back in the control of a local hospital after being dumped across a busy Gwinnett County road.Drivers say as they approached Buford Highway on North Berkeley Lake Road, it looked like a blizzard of white paper had struck the area.
By Dave Emanual, OurTown National Contributing Editor, The citizens of Snellville spoke yesterday, and their message was loud and clear. They truly want Snellville to be a city of community, a city of progress, a city where everybody is proud to be somebody.
By Twomucht, Tomorrow is election day. Don't forget to vote and don't forget that you may have to go to two different locations.As an example, to vote in municipal elections, such as the one for City Council in Snellville, (where three positions are being contested) you have to go to Snellville City Hall between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM.On the other hand, if you want to cast your vote for or against the 2014 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) you have to go to your regular polling location (also between 7AM and 7 PM).
BY Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Chances are your bank account looks more like that of our government these days. However when it comes to stress, you shouldn't have to worry about bouncing a check, because we all have more than any bank will accept as deposit. One of the best things you can do for those you love, is to make them feel good and breathe. Certificates for a full body massage ranks high on the Christmas gifts wish list.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National news Editor, To be on time for your Sunday activities, remember to turn your clocks back one hour. The return to Standard Time is a great reminder to change the batteries in your smoke detectors, too.Most of the United States, including New Orleans, will gain an hour at 2 a.m. Sunday by turning back clocks to Standard Time.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Nalley Toyota of Stonecrest hosted ,'Get Off N Drive Seminar' by M T Innovations, a Georgia based corporation with a focus on curing the increased epidemic of distractive driving on our nation's roads. GM Kurtis Johnson provided a platform for hundreds to come by and sign a pledge between parents and driving age children on Oct. 26, 2013. They had t-shirts ,pencils, glow in the dark bracelets, and car stickers for purchase..
The Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA), District 7 held its annual banquet at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse on Oct. 23, with Chairman Charlotte Nash welcoming the many parks and recreation agencies.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Oct. 3, 2013) Commissioners gave plans to demolish and rebuild most of South Gwinnett Park near Snellville a go-ahead Tuesday. They approved a $230,490 contract with Hayes, James and Associates Inc. of Norcross to develop construction documents for the project, which will leave the existing roller hockey facility intact. Construction will begin in late 2014.
By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, Here are the sad stats, 41 % of people will have a fight with cancer at least one time in their lives. One out of two men, and one out of three women will struggle with this deadly disease. This month of October has been extremely successful helping to give organizations a month long platform to show their support of Breast Cancer Research. What about YOU ?
Gwinnett County police and fire departments are hosting the 4th annual Public Safety Fall Festival at Coolray Field. The event will be held just days before October, which is Fire & Crime Prevention Month. Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services and Gwinnett County Police Department have teamed up to provide safety awareness to our community. It is a great opportunity to entertain, educate, and inform the whole family.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Atlanta, Georgia, Sept. 28, 2013---MT Innovations revealed their latest product line, 'Get Off N Drive' vehicle stickers, that hope to warn drivers not to text while driving this coming holiday season. Tricia Bailey , is ' All In', when it comes to getting involved in the safety of her community roads.
By Tom Livsey,OurTown National News Editor, About 300,000 Americans each year are diagnosed with Lyme disease, according to new estimate released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week. This number is 10 times higher than the number of cases reported annually to the CDC.
By Tom Livsey , OurTown National News Editor, As the puzzle pieces are placed together, the obvious missing two pieces, might be a, ' New Day Bonnie and Clyde'. Authorities are reluctant to reveal much more than that a husband and wife duo have become the focus of their murder investigation in a multiple shooting that left three dead, and one in critical condition.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, The peaceful community in Snellville, Georgia, that sits on the oldest Civil War plantation, known as the Promised Land, was disturbed Sunday night, when a domestic quarrel turned deadly, at least three people are dead.
By Twomucht, OurTown National News Editor, Mothers Finest turned up the heat on Friday night. The crowd started to grow with anticipation and excitement for the homecoming of Mothers Finest, especially after having to walk up to a mile away from Wild Bill's Bar & Grill, in Duluth , Ga., for a parking space. By the time they reached the front door the fans were all singing,' Baby Love', in unisome.Laura Hill shared, "My grandmom used to listen to Mother's Finest, as she drove me to school. My granny is in Heaven...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Make plans to do something different and exciting with your friends and family in a couple of weeks in Lithonia, Georgia. There will be numerous opportunities to create life long memories, by teaching you and your family how to live life eating,'Green'.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, ALWAYS THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH - Breakfast at Masonic Lodge #449 located at 875 VFW Drive, Stone Mountain GA 30083 For a small fee of $5.00 you will have all you can eat Country Breakfast...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Mother's Finest will be performing at Wild Bill's Bar & Grill on Sept. 13, 2013. Just weeks after returning from Germany, where they played to tens of thousands of loyal fans. Mother's Finest is so happy to come back home to Gwinnett County Georgia, and play for their avid local fans and loving neighbors, in a more personable settings of Wild Bill's Bar & Grill.
By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor,The great city of Hendersonville, North Carolina, is the home of the state's most popular festival of its kind.For the past 66 years, the Annual Labor Day Apple Festival is observed, like clock work each year, in this quaint, but growing sector of North Carolina. This is a ,'Bucket List Event'.
There is a change in the air around Stonecrest Mall in Lithonia, Ga. The change is Nalley Toyota, which was previously named Stonecrest Toyota. The management team has being revamped from head to toe. The sales and service departments have been retooled and tuned up for success. One thing about it, everyone who walks in their showroom will notice the positive change first hand, and the sheriff will shake your hand !
By Tom Livsey, Topix National News Editor, Labor Day How it Came About... What it Means If you were to asked a six year old girl, and two sixteen year old teens, one a boy, and one a girl, along with two sixty years old senior citizens, no matter the sex. Chances are that all of them would answer the question with the correct answer. However, the six year old girl would respond with the best answer, like Cindy G...
"Veterans have already paid with the service they provided for our Country; they should not have to pay for their own memorial. I wish that I could afford to personally purchase an individual brick for all Snellville veterans, but I cannot " said Kautz.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, It seems like just yesterday the leaves on the trees started to bloom this past Spring of 2013. It was April then, now its late August, the last days of Summer. Where did the time go? Apparently, we were too busy working through each and every day of the two seasons, just like your trusty vehicle. Your car or truck, did not ask for a vacation. Chances are that your trusty transportation, took you on yours?Well, the same situation happens to your vehicle.
By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, Ms. Camp is the author of two pictorial history books on Morgan County, and Walton County, Georgia,(The places where she grew up). Her collection of poetry is autobiographical...
By Tom Livsey, CNN National News Editor, "Growing Up Vick" is a compelling book about the challenges of growing up in poverty, but having the strength and fortitude to rise above your situation."Poverty is not permanent." says the author. The book also reveals the challenges of being blood related to a superstar athlete and the good and bad about the superstar lifestyle. She is the aunt of NFL Superstar Michael Vick, who was once the highest paid athlete in NFL history.
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will conduct an onsite assessment of the Gwinnett County Police Department to examine the department's policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services in order to earn accreditation.
By Tom Livsey, Ourtown National News Editor, Chances are that we all have put on a few extra pounds this past summer, while attending a family reunion, or taking a cruise, both have readily fat foods available.How would you like it if there was a pill you can take.Eat the foods you like, without doing more exercise, and still loss those hard to get rid of fat cells around your waist.Now you can, The latest buzz is about this pumpkin shaped fruit that is grown in India, and South Asia called Garcinia...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, It takes a village to raise a child---Snellville Georgia was mine. Though I was born in Chicago, IL., in 1962, and felt like 'Green Acres', once my family moved to Georgia, after the first few years we relocated to Gwinnett County, I knew from the start I had a city named Snellville, that I could call Mother.
The City of Snellville, Mayor Kelly D. Kautz and the City Council will officially celebrate the Citys Ninety Year Birthday at the August 12, 2013 City Council Meeting held at City Hall at 7:30 pm Monday. Mayor Kautz will present a Proclamation to the Snellville Historical Society to mark the special occasion.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation held the local Punt, Pass & Kick competition at Rhodes Jordan Park in Lawrenceville on July 27. There were 62 kids that participated in the event, with the top finishers in each age group were as follows:
By Morgan B. Matthews, OurTown National News Editor, Way before the vendor tables were setting up at 11:00 to get ready for the massive mall crowds to the Annual Back to School Expo at Stone Crest Mall presented by CrossRoads News in Lithonia, Ga on Saturday, August 3, 2013, ample electricity was already at a fire pitch.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Pictured :(Mrs. Bena Livsey, far left with a blue cane, Mr. Jim Livsey in the blue shirt, in the middle), Where can a man find strength when he has been asked by the world for decades to protect our freedom, especially when his world crumbles around him. It was not because the right or left flanks had been breached. It was not because their artillery had not properly softened the beach head of their army's point of attack. It was not because of any lack of military information.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Recent physiological studies have shown that self image is tied to an individual outlook, depression and their own quality of life. All of these factors are correlated to their body image.Well thanks to Belinda Designer of The Skinny Mirror, many,'Baby Boomers', can start to fall in love with their twenty year old bodies again. Chances are high that 'The Skinny Mirror' can become your best friend.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Dock Dogs is the World's Premier Canine Aquatics Competition where you can have the most fun with your dogs! This 3 day event features Outdoor Big Air, Extreme vertical, Speed Retrieve and Iron Dog Ranking. For more information go to www.Dockdogs.com
By Tom Livsey, CNN National News Editor, Grab you some tea and listen to me for a moment...Like most hard working people today with great credit, they are accustomed to paying their bills before going shopping. Here is a story about an individual who did both, and was rewarded for her effort, and not from her credit card. She was rewarded by an honest person, instead.
By Tom Livsey, Ourtown National News Editor, Are you wondering what to do this evening before going to Stone Mountain Laser Show? Well, here is a great idea that won't 'Break the bank'.Banks & Shane, one of Georgia's best home grown musical band commodities, will be performing a free concert on July 20, 2013, from 7-9PM , on 'The Towne Green', right in front of Snellville City Hall.
Look forward to the 63rd annual Georgia Mountain Fair, held at the historic Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds this summer! Thousands of visitors from across the region have experienced the excitement and nostalgia that the event has to offer. With first class musical performances, fun carnival rides, unique attractions and a glimpse into North Georgias rich history and culture, the Fair provides something for every member of the family.
By Rachel Livsey, OurTown Natonal News Editor, In the wake of a shocking tragedy, the citizens of Oconee County have managed to astonish me in more ways than one.Two days before Ryan Kings birthday, the Oconee Country community hosted the first ever inaugural run in an effort to raise enough money and create a scholarship in Ryans name, which will be given to a senior soccer player at Oconee Country High School.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Who cares about grand mom's apple pie, or her fried chicken, when you are fighting not only your crazy relatives, but also the swarming house flies, trying to sample your food, right in front of you. To be sure, we have accepted the occasional fly flying by, but when they become like a herd of hornets, the event is only going to be remembered as a ,'House of Flies' !
By Tom Livsey, CNN/OurTown National News Editor, Liquidation Station has always been home to the best prices on home products, now they are seeking to find a good home for their high quality merchandise. Their immediate move, is to your benefit. Products like washing machines, dryers, furniture, mattress,beds, small appliances, baby products, auto parts, kid toys, outdoor equipment, etc. is 70% off the normal low prices.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, We all live between two entities : Life and Death. For the only thing guaranteed in one's life is when you die.Stories have been told that you can't crash a God's Party, apparently there are exceptions to every rule, and Keith Whitmore was one of them. He decided to take an early flight to Heaven on July, 6, 2013.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, When it rains it pours, especially in Snellville, Georgia. First it was the rain that caused the city's biggest event, 'Snellville Day', to be cancelled last month, now it seems that a few rain showers are going to cancel Snellville's 'Fourth of July' festival, as well.
n an effort to promote water safety awareness, Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation (GCPR) will be hosting fun games, activities and prizes from July 1 6 at various aquatic facilities. Children and adults can participate every day of the week and visit www.gwinnettparks.com to download activity sheets and information. GCPR will be holding these events to increase awareness of water safety now that summer is in full swing.
July is designated National Park and Recreation Month and Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation (GCPR) is kicking off the celebration with special events including music, games, swimming, food and more! The theme this year is Tell us why You Love Your Parks! and GCPR will be featuring lovable flat Ray, Rosie, and Rosco doing just that.
By Jillian Angel, OurTown National News Editor, Estimates are already in for the summer deaths in the United States, and the number one category involves teens and texting while driving. The figures are destined to rise, but for now, 82% of traffic fatalities involve these two variables.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Star Spangled Snellville begins at 4:00PM with the infamous cookie walk and watermelon eating contests for all. A large playground of inflatables,water slide, bungee jump and train rides will be available from 4-9 PM.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, The window of time is getting shorter and shorter, as the Forth of July nears. What are your family plans? Are they the same old thing, like last year? Would you like to be a part of History? Well this year, you are given the opportunity from, 'The Promised Land' , when Wiseman Production, presents a family day of music and family fun.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Well you are probably wonder what to do with your kids this weekend, since school is out, Memorial Day was last weekend, and it's time for summer ? Have no fear of high admission prices for free family fun, because Snellville Tourism & Trade is ready with a full lineup for June. Mark your calendars for all these great events next month.
Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, Founder of Be Someone, Inc, the nation's most vocal crime prevention non-profit organization for at risk youth, will be hosting the Annual Chess for Charity event Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave, NE., Atlanta, GA 30303.
By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, Well for the citizens of metro Atlanta, there is a safe and sensible solution coming from the CEO Mr. Ryan Leo of Big Fish Technology. They are offering a drop off for your old computers and electronics on June 8, 2013
If you live in or around Gwinnett County Georgia, you are in luck when it comes to having some inexpensive family time. Here are just a time shot of events coming up in the greatest county in America !
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor,In a historic Georgia town named The Promised Land, where 'Who's Who' is a birth right. Bernard has simply become one of the Livsey family.In less than a couple of years, this community has come to rely on good customer service, great food, and staple products from friendly Bernard.
This is a writing intense class with in-class assignments and homework assignments that will help to clarify the murky waters of writing to publish.Nancy is the author of twelve novels published by traditional New York publishers such as Berkley and St. Martins. She is also a playwright who has written six produced plays.
Hundreds of thousands of children nationwide, including here in Gwinnett County will take part in a grassroots movement to discover Americas parks through play on Saturday, May 18, to commemorate National Park Trusts (NPT) third annual National Kids to Parks Day.
By Tom Livsey, CNN/OurTown National Contributing News Editor, Early this morning of May 4, 2013, the repo reaper came to claim the soul of Mrs. Shelia Lumpkin Davis for Our Lord. It was not because of non-payment. It was because we all are on lease put here on God's Green Earth to share his love.
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) mathematics enthusiasts willcome together this weekend as they compete for the title of Witzzle ProChampion. The GCPS annual Witzzle Pro Tournament is a mental math game that is both fun to play and tests students knowledge of numbers andoperations.
Realizing that the summer is a big time for children and teens needing something to do, we partner with summer camps around each host city, allowing our members to enroll at a reduced rate. (The more members enrolled, the greater opportunity for our own FREE summer camps.)
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Yes, you can be counting cold hard cash on your broken up drive way, in less than one hour, and rest assured that you got top dollar for your heap of metal, only if you contact 404-GET-PAID.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Without all the fanfare, or lavished expensive building front, lays one of the county's best kept secrets, when it comes to dog groomers, in the county of Gwinnett Georgia. 'Grooming by Lisa', looks like just another home up and down Scenic Hwy. right outside the limits of Snellville, Ga., that is, until you need to have your pet groomed, or kept for boarding. That's right...and just as inconspicuous, is the same way most of Lisa's visitors, or overnight animal guests feel.
Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation has planned the first ever Independent School Prom at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse.This was in a direct response to the need to host a Prom for small, local independent schools in Gwinnett County. The Superior Court Ballroom of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse
Gwinnett Countys agreement with the city of Lilburn calls for the governments to each pay 50 percent of the estimated $130,000 cost to improve the intersection of Arcado Road and Camp Creek Road/Cole Drive. Work is expected to begin later this spring.
Gwinnett County middle schoolers will have an additional opportunityto explore career options before they start high school. Maxwell HighSchool of Technology, which during the school year offers a variety ofunique programs to high school juniors...
The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a lease agreement with R.W. Management for a new Georgia State Patrol post in Gwinnett. The post will be located in a portion of the old Edwin Watts Golf Shop at 1645 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, In my life's journey as a news editor, I try to collect and share some of our world's trusty treasures, as I sail the seven seas of our planet. Today, I wish to share a true gem with you all. With great joy, I am very proud to introduce the world to an innovative, exciting, original concept organization for our children and adults, alike. If adults can come together today, we should be able to prepare our world's future leaders !
by Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor,Snellville Georgia is known as 'A city where everybody is somebody'. The reason for the saying is because all of the citizens are community leaders one way or another. The only prerequisite to becoming a part of this town, is...
Remember the good ole days of cruising around town with your buddies on a Friday night? Have you ever wanted to see the inside of a vintage car? Now is your chance to check it out at Gwinnett County Park & Recreations free Car Show!
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Over eight years ago, The Livseys created the "Promised Land Difference Maker Awards", that acknowledge Americans of all races who are visionaries, and are keeping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dream, alive, not for fanfare or community recognition, but merely by the way they choose to make a difference one person at a time.
By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, While there have been no massive shootings at one of Gwinnett County's largest elementary schools, there have been senseless repeated major traffic accidents, due to no traffic light.l How can this be?
On 14Th February 2013, V-Day's 15Th Anniversary, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men to dance across every country.
TONIGHT-Feb. 7Buice School, a school for students with special needs, will host a mathnight event on Feb. 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. Buice School will be transformedinto T.C.s Town Square for an evening full of fun math activities.
By Tricia Bailey, National News Editor, Black History Month must be embraced by people of all colors. For Black History is not solely about Black people, but the contributions of Americans of Color. In the end, aren't we all Americans, everyday,...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, 'Joy to the World', is all that needs to be said to any true baby boomer American. Three Dog Night, (the band0, is coming to Georgia. So get your tickets NOW !
By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National Reporter, The day started out with a warm ceremony on a beautiful day at New Jerusalem Baptist Church that was led by Pastor Elijah Collins. The celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr was led by an over flowing congregation on a one mile trek to Snellville City Hall, shoulder to shoulder hand to hand smiling faces that resemble the United Nations.From the elaborate introduction by Snellville's first female mayor, Kelly Kautz,...
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, On Monday, January 21, 2013, Yewande Austin, an acclaim singer, and world social leader, will perform in Snellville, Ga. celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Mayor Kelly Kautz, the City of Snellville and Elijah Collins of New Jerusalem Baptist Church is proud to present the 2nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration called, Unity in the Community."
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Allegedly Michael Crabtree, a San Francisco wide receiver was giving some unwanted contact with a female after his team's win over Green Bay. San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree has voluntarily met with police in their investigation into an alleged sexual assault in a hotel after the team's playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Americans spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors, so a home environment free of contaminants is important to our health. Below are five things you can do to improve your home's indoor air quality:Test your home for Radon:...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Effective March 1, 2013, House Bill 386 removes the sales tax and the annual ad valorem tax on newly purchased vehicles. It replaces these taxes with a new title tax of 6.5 percent in 2013. Here's what you need to know:
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard will host a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, January 30 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Norcross City Hall, located at 65 Lawrenceville Street in Norcross.
All Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of the citizens of the County, will be closed Monday, January 21 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. County offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 22. A Magistrate Court judge will be available at the Gwinnett County Detention Center during the holiday.
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, As college tuition cost soars don't be surprised that your child's English teacher used to strip, or had a sugar daddy in college!Stacie Halas (aka Tiffany Six?) is a 31-year-old science teacher at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard, California, removed from her job and placed on administrative leave after her alleged porn past came to light.
By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National Reporter, Register for the First Quarter 2013 Snellville Entrepreneur Summit Tuesday evening, January 15, 2013. Registration starts at 6:00 PM. by completing the information below.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Here is a book that will have you gossiping at the water cooler. I will have her on my national talk show next week... Sadie Covington was living a good life of prosperity and true love. Everything seemed to be perfect until she became the obsession of a celestial stalker who forced her to become the bearer of bad news.
Apparently, Snellville's current mayor is a very slow learner. On the very same day of the public announcement that the City had paid (through its insurance company) approximately $15,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a citizen who felt her Constitutional right to free speech had been violated,
By Twomucht,Topix National News Editor, Its going to happen either way in April 2013. Taxes are going to be sought by Uncle Sam. For most Americans, this will be the ocean of undertow of taxation. However, for the small business owners and entrepreneurs, the taxation pull might seem less stressful if they know how to pay for services and products needed in their business prior to the end of 2012.What if you could reduce your tax obligations as a business owner this year,
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Mrs. Elizabeth Emma Livsey Morgan, 84, of 607 Carlos Street, Shelby, died Thursday, December 21, 2012, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.The matriarch of the Morgan family in Shelby was something special.
Atlanta Animals Alive will host the first annual Home for the Holidays Super Pet Adoption on Saturday, December 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the North Atlanta Trade Center, located at 1700 Jeurgens Court in Norcross.
At the Stone Mountain Old Post Office Emporium (5379 E. Mountain St, Stone Mountain GA 30083) - Open 10AM 6PM, we sell antiques, vintage items, military items, fossils, jewelry (vintage, new & handmade), Stone Mountain handbags, Mary Kay products by appointment (call Charlene at 404/538-9404), fantastic greeting cards at $2.00 each and Christmas cards at $1.00. We have a year round Christmas Shoppe with 2012 latest styles of ornaments. Make this years Christmas special with a theme tree of angels, modern ladys shoes, birds, owls or from the sea.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream of a nation in which people are not judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. For almost fifty years, countless people have tried to make that noble dream a reality.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,Patrick Morgan Hardwick of Atlanta died November 6, 2012. He is survived by Brother - Jason Hardwick of Woodstock, GA; . Services will be held 11:00 am at the Chapel of A. S. Turner and Sons. . . The family will receive friends Friday, November 16, 2012 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at A. S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 7 PM 9 PM Art Stroll - (Stone Mountain OPO, Sassys and other local merchants will be open 6 PM 9 PM so start your evening on E. Mountain Street; come early for the Art Stroll...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, For the last three years, OurTown.com has created, 'Best Halloween Costume Winner'. It is our attempt to support the children during the most festive holiday of the year, when in fact, the young and old dresses up and go 'Trick or Treating' around their neighborhood.
by Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,(pic l-r : Four Star General Bill Livsey, Dr. Livsey from Maine, and Livsey family president ,Tom Livsey)All stood and saluted---Georgia's Four Star General Bill Livsey as he celebrated his 77th birthday, during his family's reunion at the Milam Park in Clarkston, Ga.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Though metro Atlanta drug stores broke records for selling anti acid products Sunday night, the Atlanta Falcons found a way to win an ugly game, as they remain the only undefeated NFL team.
Close to 100 projects from Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS)students earned recognition this year during the 2012 International StudentMedia Festival (ISMF), an annual program that provides teachers with aunique opportunity to motivate, educate, and inspire students to excellencein their academic pursuits through the creative use of media technology.
County and state officials gathered at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center on Thursday to promote the temporary mortgage payment assistance available to homeowners in Gwinnett County and metropolitan Atlanta through HomeSafe Georgia.
Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center is proud to present Canvas Cafe Painting for the Cure in partnership with the American Cancer Society of Gwinnett to raise awareness of cancer through an inspirational art session with a skilled resident artist.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Oct. 25, 2012) Gwinnett voters can cast ballots at five locations this Saturday, Oct. 27 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Advance voting will be available at the Gwinnett County Elections Office in Lawrenceville and four satellite locations: Centerville Community Center in Snellville, George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center in Suwanee, Dacula Park Activity Building in Dacula and Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center in Norcross.
The question on this Novembers election ballot concerning charter schools is, "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow STATE or local approval of a public charter schools upon the request of local communities." Lets look at the facts why NO should be your vote.
Well you all missed it, if you were not at Brisco Park on Sept. 29, 2012. Over two thousand residents came out with their families to be entertained on the last Saturday of September. They were treated to some high quality fun, food, and music from all around the world...
The first weekend in October is a good time to commit to saving water in Georgia. Thats because purchases of WaterSense-labeled products that cost $1,500 or less will be exempt from state and local sales taxes Oct. 5 7.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 25, 2012) The 2012 General Election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all precincts in Gwinnett County. Before residents can cast a ballot, they must be registered to vote. The deadline to register to vote in the November election is Tuesday, Oct. 9.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Welcome to the Fall of 2012. Thankfully the weather has cooled down tremendously. No need to run the air condition anymore. Perhaps you might wake up in the middle of the night, to grab one of grandma's old homemade quilts, before snuggling back in bed, for a peaceful sleep. Lift Up Atlanta needs your attention...NOW !
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, When it comes to watching NFL football, as a former football player, I am like an out of controlled nympho. I can't get enough.I like it missionary style, and at times, I like it a little wild. I might even let you call your girlfriend...
That's right. If you live in Georgia, you will still have to go to Alabama, South Carolina, or Florida, in order to buy 'Real' fireworks. However, if you want to drink and shoot a gun, then come out and Par-ta !
Look forward to the 2012 Fall Festival. With its mild temperatures and beautiful scenery there is no better place to be than the North Georgia Mountains in the fall. Each October, the 10-day event features exciting musical performances, Arts & Craft vendors, educational demonstrations, a flower show and the ever-popular Georgias Official State Fiddlers' Convention.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, pic(center, Syvilla White, far right mgr. Shermekia Usher)As a national food critic I have already rated Zaxby's as the home of the 'Best French Fries'. Wendy's, McDonald's and Burger King fries can't compete. My # 1 pet peeve when ordering food at a national fast food restaurant, is the anxious possibility of being served cold french fries. I would rather be car jacked.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, We all need role models sometime in our lives. For children blessed enough to have two parents in a single household today should be enough by recent morality standards. For those same children to look up to them as role models is becoming more rare today...For the rest of the world, let me introduce you to my Wonder Woman, Ms. Aimee Copeland of Snellville, Georgia !
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, In a Georgia city where everybody is somebody, sits Snellville. The city was once referred to by local Atlanta radio stations where kudzu runs wild, back in the 1980's. On Friday, Snellville, Ga. will show the world how we circle the wagons, when it come to our own...Welcome home Ms. Aimee Copeland !
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Although it is still summer however, for most young people, school has already begun. From elementary school to college, and universities, there are school bells ringing, instead of cartoons blasting in the basement. Likewise in America, we always seek a hero or role model to look up to, in order to inspire us to do our best. I present OurTown newest national news reporter, Ciara Shaw. She is amazing !
Collins Hill Park Aquatic Center is inviting the community to come and enjoy the fourth presentation of a synchronized swimming performance offering a tribute to our Veterans, other members of the military and their families on Saturday November 3, 2012 at 11 a.m.
By Twomucht, OurTown National News Editor, To many former high school graduates, initially the thought of a high school reunion might be the last thing on their minds. After finally walking across the graduation podium, and shaking hands with the tyrant principal for the last four years of their lives, being handed their high school diploma, and tossing your caps into the air, is the last time that most will remember those who used to sit next to them in home room, and throughout their prior education years, in their fair city, across America.
The Georgia Council on Economic Education (GCEE) awarded GwinnettCounty Public Schools (GCPS) its Program of Excellence Award for the schooldistricts efforts in promoting economic education through its TeachingAmerican History Grant.
By Austin T., Have you ever been in a traffic jam on I-85, I-75, I-20, or on 316, during your commute to and from your place of work? Have you ever found yourself window to window of some stranger's car initially, but after crawling in traffic together, the two of you finally make eye contact, and then start to share each other's painful impatience. By the time you two slowly roll a mile on the crowded roadway, you all are more likely starting to share some sort of communication, or at least a friendly hand wave.
From the stage on the Towne Green in front of City Hall, the Metro Jazz Club will musically transport you through time. The 17-piece orchestra that was such a hit during Snellville Days and the 4th of July celebration offers sounds for all musical tastes-- from the Big Band sounds of the 40s through the brass/rock classics of the 70s and 80s.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, This truth can be no more evident than when we try our best to compete, and fall a little short in our endeavors in life. Yet, some of the best life lessons can be learned, when we are down, and discouraged. The test is, 'How soon will you get back up' ?
For only four hundred bucks your Gwinnett, Dekalb, Walton, Fulton and Rockdale county business will reap continuous hits in cities like, Lithonia, Snellville, Stone Mountain, Duluth, Lawrenceville, and Loganville. Moreover, merchants located in these outskirt areas will now attract tens of thousands of new customers.
This past weekend 'Meet and Greet', in Snellville, Ga. on the oldest Gwinnett County Civil War Plantation, named 'The Promised Land' on August 19, 2012 was again a huge draw for Tracey Mason Blasi, like all of her other recent community events. She started weeks ago out of the starting blocks early at Salem Baptist Church. Tacey has woke up earlier than any roosters, and has stayed up later than any owl, in her fight to finish first, in her run-off with a champion contender, Kathy Schrader.
Gwinnett County officials learned today that Moodys, Standard and Poors and Fitch Ratings have reaffirmed the governments AAA credit rating with a stable outlook. The County intends to take advantage of lower interest rates by refinancing a general obligation bond from 2003 that funded construction of the Pre-Trial Detention Center expansion.
For Tom Witts, and other veterans of the United States armed forces, the night the lights went out in Georgia occurred in late 2005, when the eternal flame on Snellville's Vietnam Veterans memorial was extinguished and the memorial was moved to the new City Hall. For twenty years, the eternal flame had burned in tribute to the veterans who served in the Vietnam war.
By Twomucht, Topix National News EditorIt is amazing after there has been a month long campaign about hitting women, from all kinds of athletes, politicians and celebrities, Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson, had to spend a weekend in Dade County jail for head butting his newly wedded wife, and splitting her forehead wide open.As most of America football fans are so eager to have the NFL back,
Mrs. Livsey has served on the Gwinnett County Human Relations Commission, (Non-Salaried), for more than twelve years. She was the Co-Chairperson, the First Black Lady to serve on the Human Relation Committee, who also became the First Black Lady to be sworn in as Gwinnett County Jury Commission, in 1990-1996.
Gwinnett County managers and supervisors taking part in a leadership program helped more than 100 students get prepared for the new school year. The 17 members of the Gwinnett County Executive Competence, Excellence and Leadership (EXCEL) Management Development Program partnered with Project Kids Eat, an outreach program sponsored by Campus Church in Norcross, to provide backpacks and school supplies to children who live in nearby extended-stay hotels.
Attention Alert Come to Summit Chase Thursday night, Aug. 9, 2012 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Gwinnett County continued growth rest with you. The runoff elections are August 21st. Good representation by honest people should be our paramount concern. The judicial races are extremely important and will be won or lost in our district. Please vote for those too young to cast a vote, and the young who's future opportunities are now resting with those who can...Vote again Aug 21. 2012 for the ('3 B's), Blasi, Brantley and Beaudreau...
So as we turn the last turn of summer, and as the tree leaves starts to change the color of their hue, and as school bells starts to sound, and as the big yellow buses starts to return energetic children back to school, the Promised Land Barber Shop( Darryl's) 4500 Anderson Livsey Lane, ran by Darryl McDuffie, in association with OurTown Editor Tom Livsey is offering 'Free Hair Cuts', as a part of his Grand Opening ! It is said that 'Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and 'Looking Good Makes You Feel Good, so Mr. McDuffie is banking on helping boys do good in school with a fresh haircut.
After voting tomorrow, I hope you can join us to watch election returns at 8:00pm at the Georgia Trail, located at 2789 Satellite Boulevard, Duluth, Georgia 30096. You can find your polling location by clicking here. I would like to continue to serve the citizens of Gwinnett as the next Judge of the Superior Court of Gwinnett County and I pledge to you that I will do the job with honor and integrity.
Here's how to get $5600 advertising value of complete national web exposure for only $3600 bucks for 12 months during the month of August 2012NOW !By Labor Day, the benefit of the Ad/Article/Talk Show Campaign will return to the full great value retail price of $7200.Merchants will get a monthly article, a 24/7 ad on six city OurTown.com metro Atlanta sites, along with the opportunity to be a featured merchant on a national talk show every other month.
By Twomucht Topix National News Editor, Justice is Due. The Process should be Swift !How can Batman Movie suspect, James Holmes get his hands on gun magazines and over 6000 rounds of ammunition, delivered both at his home and at his workplace through the Internet, shows the increasingly evidence of devilish premeditated calculations by an emotionless animal, who was set to destroy innocent lives, at a place of recreation and enjoyment, like a movie theater.
By Andre Powell, OurTown News, On a hot Wednesday morning, the Atlanta Hawks, in association with KIA Motors, brought the sound of dribbling basketballs and smiles to Strong Hold Church gymnasium, as the two entities showed this elected local Boys and Girls Clubs, just what it takes to get the Atlanta Hawks players prepared for a game, for their own game of life...Wow !
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, If there are two women who I would not want to upset, they would be Judge Judy and Nancy Grace, sorry mama and grand mama However, I will take my chances with Judge Judy, instead of Mrs. Grace, because Mrs. Grace will have you saying grace, if you ever harm an American child, in any way ! She might be coming to Gwinnett County, Georgia real soon...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, As a Former Judge and attorney for nearly 20 years, Tracey has the commitment to excellence and experience that Gwinnett County deserves.As a Judge in Duluth Municipal Court, she demonstrated integrity and fairness while overseeing all of her cases promptly and efficiently.
By Tom Livsey, Topix National News Editor, Though last week's heat here in Georgia, made me feel like I could perish at anytime. It was surprising to me that I had so many condolences for my death this past week. Initially, I was confused from all the love and well wishes. However once I researched Google, I realized that America had lost a greater man, who held my same name longer than me...Thomas (Tom) Livsey.
By Twomucht, National Topix News Editor, As America enters the family reunion season, why not start with the best family in Georgia. The Livseys' filled the 'Big House Again'. Family is all you have in life, everyone else, from one degree or another are simply strangers...
Thanks to the Snellville Tourism & Trade Association,(STAT), the marketing business association for the city of Snellville, Georgia, there was a sundry of vendors, children's activities, family events, great music, and not to mention a fabulous professional firework display after sunset. It was a great place to be with your family...
If you are a graduate from South Gwinnett High School located about twenty miles east of Atlanta, Georgia, and are straddling the fence post on whether or not you are going to attend this year's Fall Reunion, perhaps knowing that Kevin Pinson, and his celebrated band FLH will headline the occasion, as well as, hold an auction for a beautiful SGHS girl, who is surviving a deadly skin eating disease, might sway your decision.
All offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of the citizens of Gwinnett County, will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Haulers will follow their normal trash schedules during the Independence Day holiday.
By Tom Livsey Ourtown National News Editor, Today Tom Cruise will need a couch to lie down on while talking to his psychologist and Katie Holmes' divorce attorney, instead of jumping up and down, like he did on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Click on the link below, its a song that will first make you tear, then give you strength...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Summer has arrived to Georgia in full force. Of course the summer represent hot long days, but this year these long days can kill you!Here are some things you must know to not only survive them, but to cherish and enjoy them, if you are prepared for the heat wave that will accompany these dog days of summer.The old slogan, 'Women and children first', has been used in so many hardships in our country's past...Now they should be followed as well.
Come find out what the big fuzz is all about this coming Wednesday in Snellville, Georgia, and experience why Snellville is the best city in Metro Atlanta. Though a short trip within the city limits, will be enough for most visitors, wait till you witness the 4th of July Celebration, on the Towne Center Green, in the heart of the city!
By Pennye Battle, OurTown News Editor, In the pursuit to make the world smaller, and their town an OurTown, Tom Livsey, the national news editor of the best hyper local news media in America, has sent my across the Atlantic pond to France, to report my experience. I hope that you take heed to my French visit, in order to make your French connection, a trip of a lifetime...Thank Tom! Here is what you need to...'Be Prepared' !
By Tomucht, Topix National News Editor, "PREDATOR ON THE DIAMOND: THE BOSTON RED SOX YOUTH MOLESTATION STORY, is the most eye-opening and compelling UNTOLD story of child molestation, within a sports institution, in sports history...Grab a napkin and a trash can !
By Charnell Griffin, OurTown National Home Care Columnist, Some people spend their weekends or free time cleaning their house. The last thing you want to do is spend your free time taking on this time consuming and sometimes tedious task. Here are a few tips you can use to make your cleaning process move a lot faster.
We here at Clean Corp are so excited to announce our continuous support and commitment to Cleaning For a Reason (C4R), a nonprofit organization that partners with professional residential maid services all over the country who are insured and bonded to participate in the foundation in helping those with breast cancer.Every 90 minutes, a patient who has cancer is matched with a housekeeping service
Gwinnett's first diverging diamond intersection won commission approval for construction to begin this summer on Pleasant Hill Road at I-85. The design uses the existing bridge more efficiently by switching traffic to the left to allow smooth left turns onto the interstate. Pedestrians will use a new walkway in the median.
Gwinnett commissioners approved construction contracts for two SPLOST- and grant-funded transportation upgrades at their regular meeting on Tuesday.The intersection of Webb Gin House Road and Bennett Road will get a traffic light and left turn lanes over the summer.
By Twomucht, OurTown National news Editor, There are many who think of him of a lifelong criminal, a martyr, a motivational icon, or someone who just was a pawn for furthering racial relations. Either way, Mr. King was needed to get to this day as racial tensions are subsiding somewhat, whatever we all need to take the time to say...Rodney King, please R.I.P. !
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, (Pictured: Annette Livsey Merritt) To be sure, you have wondered before, what's in a family name ? If your surname is Livsey, then your name means a heck of a lot. Today, the Livsey family met together at Milam Park in Clarkston, Georgia, for their 60th family reunion.Just like they have done for the past 59 years, the Livsey family broke bread, even in the face of rainy weather. The reunion was well attended, with plenty of homemade dishes that lined a long table. After the Livsey president, Jeff Hannah, struck the historic family gavel and a prayer was done. It was quiet as they served themselves and enjoyed some of the family recipes of the past.
By Elle Gante, OurTown News Editor, Remember when please and thank you was common words, now, in today's society you rarely hear those kind words of consideration. Having manners and proper behavior was always a great concern of the American people...
Centerville Community Center will sponsor a cultural food camp for ages 8 to 12 from 10 a.m. until noon Jun. 25 to 29 at 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville. The cost is $12 per person. To pre-register and payment information, call 770-985-4713. Children with learning disabilities are welcome.
By Bev Carroll, OurTown National Columnist, Sometimes, we try too hard to get to the greener grass. In the process, we end up in trouble. And when you find yourself in trouble, and you're stuck in a situation that you can't get out of, there is one thing you should always remember...
WORKSHOP HELPS POTENTIAL VENDORS NAVIGATE COUNTY PROCUREMENT (Lawrenceville, Ga., June 5, 2012) Current and potential vendors are invited to attend the sixth annual Supplier Symposium on Thursday, June 7, 2012, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.
Mark A. Williams has qualified and announced his candidacy for Georgia State Senate District 55. This district includes portions of Dekalb and Gwinnett County. Mr. Williams is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan and has lived in Georgia since 1987. He and his wife, Lisa, reside in Snellville with their son Isaiah.
By Judy Hughes DeJong, OurTown News Editor, Sure, there were probably fifty million cookouts this Memorial Day weekend throughout the nation, and for certain, millions of stories and laughs were shared by them all. However, holidays in the Promised Land, are like no other. A historic Civil War plantation located in Snellville, Ga., today it is a quiet little community, that is perfectly hidden from the close main road.
There are steps to take before you start cooking with a charcoal fireThe grill should be on a heatproof surface well away from buildings, brush and overhanging trees. Never grill inside your home, even in an open garage. Inspect your grill before you start, making sure the racks are clean, the cover fits snugly, and there are no cracks or holes in the grill pan. Start with a clean grill, especially if it's the first time you are grilling this season.
Gwinnett County will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 28 at 1 p.m. at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville. The public is invited to attend this observance to memorialize the fallen heroes who have sacrificed their lives to protect our nation and to recognize the men and women who have served honorably in the military, during wartime or peacetime. No new names will be added to the memorial this year.This ceremony will mark the ninth anniversary...
By Twomucht, Topix National Banking Editor, Buy low sell high, is the motto in the investment world. If you find a bargain jump on it, because timing is crucial.When you attempt to enter the stock market, you must do so with funds that you will not need to pay your mortgage, along with a thicker layer of skin, and forget about it for a duration.If the company that you invest in is solid , you must become deaf of hearing about daily fluctuations, and respond with a blind faith to take advantage of those periodical corporate down turns, in order to purchase more shares. Just like in the case with Facebook.
Chiefs Futbol Club and Prainito Pediatric Therapy are proud to annouce a TOPSoccer program. TOPSOCCER (The Outreach Program) was formed to perpetuate the US YOUTH SOCCER mission statement which is, in part.."To foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition."
By Tom Livsey, Topix National News Editor, The young and the old are in need of protection, support, and community help. It should be no surprise that these two groups, are the same groups, that voters and candidates should focus on helping them remain safe and healthy.The 2012 election year should be for everyone...So vote !
By Kaitlin Hames, OurTown News Editor, We continue to move closer and closer to this years annual Loganville 4th of July Parade we are preparing for the best parade yet, but we need your help!We are now looking for sponsors, volunteers and participants. For forms and information about how to get involved, please visit http://www.loganvillejuly4thparade.com/ and click on the appropriate link.
By Eva Bellamy, Snellville, Ga. OurTown News Editor,Every child is special, some more special than others, and then there are some who need our help to show us all, how they are more special than most. It takes special individuals, parents, corporations, and community leaders to come together for the health of a child with disabilities. So with your help people, let them 'Play Ball This Fall' in Gwinnett County!
By Kaitlin Hames, OurTown News Editor, When summer rolls around, it is custom for college students to pack their cars and head to Panama City Beach, (PCB). Orlando, Daytona and Tampa are other popular vacation spots, but PCB is the go-to spot for beach and sun.But there is so much
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, If you want to experience history, while being treated to the best hair service that Atlanta, Georgia has to offer, then waste no more time, if you are searching for the best of both worlds.Vina's Hair Salon is one of Georgia's best Black Hair Salons named by Topix News critics, a hyper local worldwide news site, that review merchants around the country.Located on the oldest surviving Civil War plantation in Gwinnett County, Ga., named 'The Promised Land. 150 years after General Sherman's 'March to the Sea', comes a phonix hair salon of new birth, and has no equal...
By Eva Bellamy, OurTown News Editor, Attention !!! The concerned voting citizens of Gwinnett, Dekalb and Walton Counties, the Promised Land Community will host an informal, 'Meet and Greet' for the candidates running for local and state polictical offices in the upcoming elections, and request your presence.This event will be held on May 12, 2012, right behind 4500 Anderson Livsey Lane, at Lake Sheryl that is located off of Lee Road/Anderson Livsey Lane, in the Promised Land Community.
By Bev Caroll, OurTown National Columist, To help save the economy, the Government will announce next month that the Immigration Department will start deporting seniors (instead of illegal immigrants) in order to lower Social Security and Medicare costs.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Believe It Or Not--- Swimming Pool Garden...I would not have believed it either, unless I saw it, myself !If you have a pool that is not in use, due to children growing up and moving away, to start a family, then perhaps you can do the same, read below:The 'Promised Land', was named such a place because of its fertile soil, by Thomas Maguire, an Irish man, who won a 250 acres land lottery years before in 1820.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,Here a little Mexican history about May, 5...Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Da de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War...
According to U.S. clocks, May 5, 2012 features the closest and largest full moon of this year. Calendars say May 6, by the way, for this same close full moon as seen from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. We astronomers call this sort of close full moon a perigee full moon. The word perigee describes the moons closest
By Eva Bellamy, OurTown Contributing News Reporter, From of the comforter of her own home, Elizabeth Washington is the Pastor over 'His Word Outreach Ministries,' in Snellville Ga. Every weekend, Pastor Washington faithfully arises early, along with her three sons, Robert, Darryl, Wesley, and her assistant Prophetess Eva Bellamy as they prepare grilling, Barbeque Ribs and Chicken, Fried Fish, Italian Sausage, along with Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Bake Bean and Sweet Potato Pie.
By Tom Livsey, Ourtown National News Editor, There is a well known saying among those who indulge in the drink of alcohol, from time to time, and it goes like this, "Sometimes, you have to bite the snake that bit you last night". It refers to the "Hair of the Dog Remedy" . For years, drinkers have religiously claimed that having another alcoholic drink the following day, is supposed to cure a hangover, and remedy any after-effects of their night before excessive excursions.So, here is some good morning news for some of them who need a little help, beyond the normal Sunday breakfast, consisting of eggs, bacon, grits, and toast. Now you can bite that rattle snake on Sunday without spending a $100 bucks at your local Mexican restaurant, and enjoy a Bloody Mary, in the comfort of your own home. Whoop! ! Whoop !
Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation (GCPR) in partnership with Health & Human Services is celebrating Older Americans Month in May to honor and recognize older Americans for their contributions to our families, communities and society.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Kaboom was the sound that rocked the community of the Promised Land Community, when a three car accident happened minutes before buses at Anderson Livsey Elementary started to carry the school's students home on Monday afternoon.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,As we come into the hot months of the year, surely you will be at your favorite convenient store trying to multi-task. You are in a hurry. You are thirsty, and your car is on empty. They know this fact, and they are prepared for you this summer.As you wait your turn to pull up to the gas pumps, with a line behind you, you are also dehydrated, and you see a sign 99 cent 55 oz. soda in the front window of the store.
If running low, just get your gas the day before on April 14 or the day after on April 16. Every little bit helps. In April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.
Let it be known cousins, the three who climbed up 'The Stairway to Heaven', be the steps are numerous, steep and winding. Chances are that they all carpooled together to greet Saint Peter...But most importantly, They Won't Complain...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, I am going to have a nationally acclaimed computer guru talk about computer purchases, platforms, and viruses. He is even going to show you how easy it can be to 'Spring Clean' your home computer(s), remotely.Simply call 1-646-478-0188 at 9:00 pm eastern from any phone, and press the #1 key... http://www.blogtalkradio.com/twomucht/2012/03/30/college-bound-computer-viruses
By Mark Snipes, OurTown Contributing News Editor, My friend and next door neighbor of Grayson, Georgia, passed away on February 3, 2012.He ensured men dressed according to good taste or fashion. Sam Jones greatest joys in life were his family, church and race car driving.
By Twomucht, ESPN anchor counted Tim Tebow used the word or word phrase , 'Excited/Excitement', about 45 times during his first media performance. Be it from the nervous moment of this occasion or the number of camera crews on location, Tim must learn very quickly to start to sound like a NFL quarterback, and not a punk Sunday school boy !
Spring is the time of year for cleaning your home inside out. Pollen can be a bother when it comes to your sinuses, and keeping your car in the driveway clean. It is also a time when millions of Americans recieve a hearty tax return. Thus, this is also a time for future investments , like college bound children, with laptops !
The Georgia Public Service Commission announced today that SCANA Energy, a unit of SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG), was again selected in a competitive bid to serve as Georgias regulated provider of natural gas. The regulated provider program has been a stabilizing factor in Georgias deregulated natural gas market since 2002, and since its inception SCANA has served in that role.
As you know, every time you play a game on Facebook (such as Treasure Island, Baking Life, Cafe World, Mafiawars, CityVille , Farmville, etc.) your Facebook Profile will notify via notifications and updates your friends regarding your game progress. Now, all of your Facebook friends who share...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Well, Glen B. Williams, might have some of the answers on the minds of some of the local Georgians, if you vote for him in the coming months. If you trust me as your media voice of your community, then I will try to get him on my live national talk show, so you can ask him some direct questions.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Although there is a 'L' in Colts, apparently there is not one in team. The four time NLF MVP will be given his signed divorce papers by Jim Irsay,the owner of the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday.
On Feb. 13 (his 35th birthday), Randy Moss announced his intention to return to the NFL. Moss played with three teams in 2010, finishing with 28 catches for 393 yards and five touchdowns. All of those numbers were career lows.Considering that our national unemployment rate is hoovering right at nine percent for people with a college degree, the average for those with just a high school diploma is about twenty percent higher. So, one can imagine employment for former NFL, NBA or MLB after retirement is even worse, (i.e
Have you ever wondered how to get your children to come to the table for dinner ? Well simply bring them to Medieval Times, thisspring ! Students $24.95* & Adults $39.95* at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournamenthttp://www.medievaltimes.com/atlanta/specialoffers/spring-break.aspx Location: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043Phone: 1-888-WE-JOUST (935-6878)
This past December I pre-filed House Bill 679, the bill better known as the "Georgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2012." As an architect of this legislation, I am proud to introduce a bill that finally removes the requirement to obtain government permission to carry a weapon for the purpose of self-defense.Should "Constitutional Carry" become law, the Georgia state government will finally recognize the right of lawful and peaceable individuals to arm themselves without purchasing a license.
She had a marvelous voice, that crossed color barriers, as a black female singer. Today her God Given talent torch was extinguished last week , Feb. 11. 2012, when she was found dead in a suite, where she had been staying today, and pronounced dead at 3:55 pm PST.
Although all Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of the citizens of the county, will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 for the Presidents Day holiday, county trash pick up will run as usual...
Reports show that several police cars were spotted in front of the Beverly Hilton Hotel today, and paramedics were called there this afternoon and found Houston unresponsive in her hotel room. Immediate paramedics' attempts at CPR failed.Later, Houston's publicist confirmed the singer's death to ABC News. The cause of death is not yet known. ReportsTo be sure, one guarantee for any living being, is ultimate death. As humans, we die a little every day we live. For most of us, we have no clue when, why where or how our death will come. Then there are others who, already have a pretty good idea, before their final breathe
The 2012 Miss Georgia Peach Scholarship Pageant will be held on Mar 17, 2012 at the Pettigrew Center, Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley.Any Georgia girl ages 4 - 24 is eligible. Optional Talent is also available. Queens serve as official ambassadors of the Georgia Peach Festival and are recognized by the Georgia Legislature and Governor.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, 409 games he won as a head coach of Penn State. Today Coach Joe Paterno lost the game of life, at the age of 85 from complications of a lung cancer surgical procedure. His presence will always be felt walking the sideline of the Nittany Lions.
The last few days the media has been a blazed with the news about one of the Food Network's top chefs, Paula Deen, when she revealed that she was diagnosed with Type II diabetes. The uproar is that she has become the queen of southern cuisine recipes, that rely on high risk ingredients, like large doses of butter and fried foods, while keeping her health issue a secret.Leave Paula alone Ya'll !
By Twomucht, OurTown National News Editor, As we had reflected the 150Th anniversary of the Civil War, with Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone With The Wind', and on Monday, celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Holiday, these two Georgia icons, are tied closer together by a common place, known as 'The Promised Land' !Regardless of where..
January 16, 2012 12:30 PM - The DeKalb Chapter of the NAACP will be having their annual MLK Parade on the Holiday for Martin Luther Kings Birthday. Gather along Main Street, E. Mountain Street or on 3rd & 4th Streets in Shermantown to cheer local bands, drill teams and others to celebrate the birthday of Dr. King. The Stone Mountain Park Duck will also be participating carrying local City Officials and Citizens. Seating is on a first come, first served basis so if you want to come ride with us, be there by 11:30 at the Duck at the old MARTA parking lot. I ( Nan ) will be there to greet you. Be sure to dress warmly as this is usually a truly COLD day.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Amazingly, the thought process is closer between humans and animals, than most might think. However, the same result is the same, when either one ponders too long !
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Thanks to my friends at Gwinnett Daily Post, when they wrote an rticle about my family historic community, named 'The Promised Land' !http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2012/jan/06/plantation-and-its-owners-give-glimpse-into/
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Tiger Wood's ex-wife, Elin Nordegren became an endearing image of celebrity adultery, after Tiger was exposed to his numerous out of marriage affairs. The nation embraced her as she stood fast and held her head high. When she announced her plans to divorce the world's best golfer, other women from adultery marriages, made her the face of their pain. However, today Elin has put her face in a different light, that will not be so embracing or forgiving. Recently, she bought a $12 million mansion in North Palm Beach, Florida, just to have it plowed down weeks later by bulldozers.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, To all of you readers of my site for 2011, I want to say thank you for your support. I am in need of your continued support in 2012. I promise to be your honest broker of good news that is important to you. A new year is like a newborn child. We all must enbrace her and take turns changing her diaper...Happy New Year Snellville. I wish you all the best year EVER !
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Well its that time of year when we tell ourselves another lie. Or is this the year, that you make a positive change for that person looking back at you in your bathroom mirror?
"Knock the dust off your shoulders and your pants, and try it again, was how I remembered Glenn Rawlins . He was a tenacious Tasmanian devil on the football field. He hit me so hard during practice, that he broke my face mask. However, as I regain my balance, he was standing right next to me, to make sure I was O.K., recalls a high school friend, Tom Livsey.
In celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on January 16, 2012, the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County Inc. will host our annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. essays for the youth of Gwinnett County on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 3:30pm.
Country Corners is stepping up to the plate this Christmas Season for the working parents and offering a great 'Two Week Holiday Special', for only $135.00 per week, per child.So for working parents who live in the Snellville, Stone Mountain, Lithonia, and Loganville, Georgia area. I think that I have the answer to your Christmas Break Riddle, if you are in need of a wonderful day care center, that is convenient, secure and enjoyable to 'Your Babies' !
Gwinnett County will continue its successful toilet rebate program and open it up to include multi-family units in 2012. Commissioners agreed Tuesday to continue offering the rebates in conjunction with the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.
By Twomucht, Reports have been verified that the wife of the mega church bishop Eddie Long is preparing to leave her 20 year old marriage, after her husband settled several unusual outside marriage affairs of molestation charges from men who were young boys allegedly...
By Twomucht, OurTown National News Editor, Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, so why not go ahead and splurge? owever you can eat and loss weight at the same time. How? Start a family 'Soul Train Line', before at after your holiday meal this year. Send your family's dance off, and I will post the best ones. Send your video to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The cheap blue and white uniforms have always been a source of hatred. There are so many Pop Warner youth football teams around the country who have better looking outfits. However, the recent issues of the last four days might make Penn State, not only having the worst football uniform in Div I , but can soon be known as the worst university in American history. To be sure, a memo has been released...Do not shower around your coaches---What do you think ?
Pic(Jack Cook in front, Thurmond 'Joe' May 3rd on stairs) By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,To be sure, we all have many different kinds of friendships throughout our lives. For those of us who are luck enough, we create friendships that will last a lifetime, too. Granted there are different levels of friendships. From the casual schoolmate, co-worker, or the neighbor down the street, all are shallow types of just friendly associations. But, apparently, the bonding friendships that soldiers form, in times of war, are very strong and intensely loyal.They are known as brotherhood.
By Twomucht,Topix News, Time is a measurment that we all keep loyal to in everyday activities. Time is a measurement that tell you how and when to celebrate your birthday. Time is what, for some reason changes twice a year. Below is why we all are so tied to this thing called, Daylight Saving Time. Here is the history of 'Changing Times' !
Norcross Human Services Center will sponsor a blood drive from Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 2 p.m. 6 p.m. Help ensure that a stable inventory is available for premature babies, cancer patients, sickle cell anemia treatments, or the many accidents and other illnesses which may require transfusions.
By Kristine Anderson, OurTown Media Reporter,Being almost a graduate from college, life seems to be getting shorter the older I become, or the older my friends and family members are getting. Many school mates from my high school graduating class are getting married and/or having kids. Most of them are trying to make something of themselves, as they move forward in their lives. However, one classmate of mine from high school unfortunately, will not be able to continue her journey through life.Danielle Rowe, a 23 year old student at Georgia State University...
By Tom Livsey, Topix National News Editor, Here's the thing, everything was going well, it was like anyone standing in line, trying to get into a five star restaurant in Hollywood, Ca. But when the word got out that Marshall Terrill was going to be Twomucht's surprise guest, then all technical connections went to hell in a hand basket ! His switchboard just went out, due to all the blast of callers.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,I want to wish a happy birthday to my nephew. I hope this will be a very special day for a special man,from Snellville,Ga. Chad Livsey is a graduate from South Gwinnett High School.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, October 23, 2011. Today, over 6,500 walked to end global poverty inthe 17th annual Partnership Walk at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. The Atlanta PartnershipWalk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A (AKF USA) to raise awareness and fundsthat reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia.Atlantas 2011 Walk raised over $1.2 million. 100% of the funds raised at Partnership Walk...
By Kristine Anderson, OurTown media Reporter,As a reporter and writer, I have always wanted to write about Halloween and how to have fun at a low cost in a safe way.Halloween has come around for many years, but wasn't always accepted into society (and still isn't completely) as a national holiday. Most tend to think negatively about this holiday, and in response have given Halloween other names as Fall Festival or Fall Carnival. But during these festive occasions, it is always good to be reasonable.
Over 7,000 are expected to walk to end global poverty in the 17th annual Partnership Walk at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. The Atlanta Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia.
By Sameera Gokal CNN, Monarchs are dying in Mexico. No, not kings and queens, but creatures that are just as majestic -- in the butterfly world. Monarch butterflies flock by the millions to the tree-laden mountains of central Mexico each November and depart for northern climes the first of April.
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
Its been a hard time for all of us, in this down turned economy. No matter if you are fortunate enough to still have a job, there are millions in Georgians who don't. Many of these hard working Americans have to still provide for their family. Reluctantly, the head of these households, need the help of governmental assistance, namely EBT cards.EBT cards, formally known as Food Stamps, help families with food purchases.So corporations like Cattle Exchange has made a conscious effort to do their part. It is apparently obvious that Cattle Exchange is here to change how families on a tight budget can feed their children a healthy meal everyday ! Forget about the negative stigma...Mothers and fathers are going to make sure to provide for their children.Surely its hard to explain to your children, why you can
By Twomucht, OurTown.com's First Local Editors Presidential Political Poll. How can we ask others in the bonafide public to take a stand and ask them to respond in a political arena, if those of us who have a greater source of information, as local editors who can not objectively give our town citizens a platform for them to banter politics, for the next month ? If you have a reasonable comment, arguement, a chosen candidate, or issue, I am accepting all comers...Just keep it civilized in language !!!
by twomucht, Half time talk show with one of the best running backs ever who played for Oklahoma Sooners...Mr. Greg Pruitt. He will give you some insight and stories about this cosmic rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma Football Red River Bash! Before U.T.'s Earl Campbell and O.U.'s Billy Sims, there was Mr. Greg Pruitt. Although, he was born in Texas, he played football for Oklahoma Sooners. He was the best ever running back, Period !
By Tom Livsey, Topix National News Editor, On a crisp day of October 2011, two former Gwinnett County rival high schools will finally come together and share their first reunion for many of their senior classes of the 1980's. This special event wil be just for fun, school memories, and perhaps for some exchange suggestions for the alumni in the future.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a non-profit destination marketing organization whose mission is to promote, attract and stimulate tourism, making it a significant and ongoing contributor to the economic well-being of Alpharetta.Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park is the largest attraction in Alpharetta and is aggressively promoted by the Alpharetta CVB, as are all of the citys tourism assets.
Never has there been more medication advertisments on television. No matter if you are watching in the morning, noon, or night, there are so many prescription ads delivered to you regradless, if you are in need of any of them at all...
By Tom Livsey, I hope to provide my community of Snellville, Georgia with only the best professionals from every industry and sector of commerce. However, its going to take our community support. I will weekly spotlight a merchant or professional who is awaiting your call, in order to service you better. This week its the Mayor Of Merchant Circle...Mr Thorin Newell...Mr. Mobile Mechanic of Gwinnett County.
Lawrenceville, Ga. Sept. 16, 2011) Tax Commissioner Richard Steele announced that 2011 property tax bills have been mailed to Gwinnett County taxpayers. In a change from previous billings, all bills will have a single-installment due date of Nov. 15.
Georgia is a beautiful state. It has the best of everything. From the weather to its people. Georgia has it all. You might not like the weather one day, but the morning sun will become more to your liking. However, its our beautiful girls of all colors and ages, that makes us the envy of all the other states in the union. We have the nation's prettiest girls... So, now its time to enter our bestlooking from 3-24 yrs, for North Georgia Beauty Pageant at the North Georgia Fair....Now !
By Kristine Anderson, OurTown Media Reporter, Many people fly in and out of airports both nationally and internationally with no place to relax and refresh their spirit and body. At least, that is what the passengers think! Nowadays, airports are opening up facilities within their airport to help passengers relax while they travel.
By Kristine Anderson, OurTown Media Reporter, Many people fly in and out of airports both nationally and internationally with no place to relax and refresh their spirit and body. At least, that is what the passengers think! Nowadays, airports are opening up facilities within their airport to help passengers relax while they travel. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International airport Airport
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, All of the 9/11 victims were guilty of a common deadly crime...They all showed up for work on time ! I doubt any of them would have shown up tarty, even if they were warned. Here's the thing, its the American Way Of Life! Punctual, reliable, dependable, and available, are just a few adjectives that describe our nation's workforce creed. We Die Hard !
The "National Press Club", opened its doors to accept Tom Livsey, as one of its members over a year ago. Tom Livsey is the national editor for Topix.Net, and Ourtown Media , along with being a CNN superstar iReporter...
Just days away from college freshmen starting their first year in college, the Georgia Bulldogs Football team did their part to teach these students a new college terminology...Hideous !Definition of HIDEOUS:1. Repulsive, especially to the sight; revoltingly ugly...
By Twomucht, One would think that after months behind bars, would have been enough time for Atlanta's most gifted rapper, T. I., to get his 'Ducks in a Row'. Apparently not, because after being released two days ago, the entertainer is looping a bus ride back to where he started at the first of this week...
By Tom Livsey, Well, I have found a mature Georgia gal who is now titled 'The Oldest Person In The World' !Time does not wait on anybody. However, today Besse Cooper is waiting on Time. As a matter of fact, on her own time.If you all can let's show her our love by sending a few birthday cards or more importantly, make sure to send some "Birthday Cash", in those cards...People ! She might be planning on a cruise next year.Happy Birthday Besse...We Love You !
By Kristine Anderson, OurTown Media Reporter, Towards the end of the year, people young and old start packing clothes up to make room for their next season's clothes. In Georgia, that's not too far away considering how weather works down here.But instead of packing old clothes away that may be replaced when the season comes back around, why not give some of your clothes away to your local Goodwill.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Aug. 19, 2011) New park facilities promised in the 2009 SPLOST sales tax program soon will be under construction following Board action on Tuesday.New facilities are coming to the Countys largest park, Harbins Park east of Grayson. CRS Building Corp. received a $5.9 million contract to build a multi-purpose (football/soccer/lacrosse) field on the Indian Shoals Road side of the park with bleachers, a concession/restroom building and a lighted walking track. There will also be a rental pavilion, a playground, a dog park, a three-acre lake and a 1.5-mile paved trail through the lowlands adjacent to Cedar Creek. The long-promised expansion at Harbins Park will serve
Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have. Ralph and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital. One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Ralph suddenly jumped into the deep end.
By Kristine Anderson, OurTown Media Reporter,People travel in and out of the coountry daily and are unaware of their options when it comes to exchanging currency. Most people try to exchange with their banks in hopes for a better rate, but most times they are slapped with a higher conversion fee. This is usually because the bank has to ship the currency first before the customer gets U.S. dollars back. Not too mention, if they don't have a bank account with that bank, they won't exchange it.
By Tom Livsey, Topix National News Editor,The event was well attended by all the faculty and members of the PTA. After only the first year of the school's existence. Several things have changed by adding new faces at Anderson Livsey Elementary School, in Snellville, Georgia.It was a great function that helped to welcome the school's new Principal Mrs. Janice Warren first joined Gwinnett County Public Schools in 1991, as a first-grade teacher at Bethesda Elementary in Lawrenceville. With over two decades
She would have been 100 years old. Please understand that during the infancy of television, it was the 'I Love Lucy Show', that made millions of Americans to go out and purchase their very first TV set, because their neighbors were getting tired of all the neighbors making some kind of excuse, in order to watch her show.
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Tiger Woods is still Tiger Woods ! He has and will continue to change the landscape, talk, courses, and the 'Rule of Thumbs', when it comes to measuring greatness on the golf coarse. In an attempt to help Mr. Wood's damage control, Tom Livsey, National humorist and author, jokes, "He needs to take an all white girl cruise with me and Hugh Hefner. Just to get his long drives and short game back in par with his balls...Oh, are we talking about his golf game" ? LOL !
It was exactly four years ago when we were on a cruise, with my mom and auntie. Robbie Moore's last great days were on the open sea. This August, Gwinnett County will open a multi-million dollar middle school in Lawrenceville, in the namesake of Mrs. Robbie Moore...The Moore Middle School located off of Lawrenceville Hwy. We are in hope of creating a cruise in her honor as well.
The disappointed crowd quickly headed for cover and some returned to hear from Matt Ryan, and head coach Mike Smith, along with the GM Thomas Dimitroff. They all showed their appreciation o the capacity crowd and several of the players satisfied their autographig commitment.The moral of this article is: A lockout. A practice, or a scheduled Friday Night Scrimmage, might need lengthy legal negoications, but "Do Not Play With Mother Nature"... She can clean house in a few seconds !
(Lawrenceville, GA., August 2, 2011) Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation (GCPR) in partnership with National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) will be holding the Youth Sports Expo on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. at Rhodes Jordan Park. This all day event is the largest sports expo of its kind in the state of Georgia. Participants can earn 0.4 CEUs by attending the educational sessions covering youth sports management, field and facility management, marketing and advertising, volunteering, safety and background checks, sports injury and treatment, along with great financial management advice.
By Kristine Anderson, OurTown Media Reporter,As fall semester is about to begin, Senior's in college are faced with the question, "what will I do after I graduate?" This is a tough question for most because there might be a lack of jobs available in their field or just in society itself. Nationwide, college life is coming to an end for many senirors, and it is causing them to face the fact that they are not yet an accepted member of society or part of corprate America.
Today would have been my grandmother Jurell Lattimore's one hundred and three year birthday. However, she was called up to Heaven ten years ago. She made it into the 'Pearly Gates', but back here on earth...Mama Didn't Take No Stuff...From Anybody !
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, The Atlanta Falcons are betting on Ray to confuse most of the teams they will face this upcoming years to grow Grey haired , when they try to prepare an offensive line scheme, in order to defend two of the best defensive ends in the NFL, with Abraham and Edwards on the same team.
As we wake this morning with one hour less sleep due to daylight savings time. The same thing happens every day for many pathetic, passive, weak business owners, who are sheep, because they are ignorant to the power that On line Advertising can empower them. The two kinds of owners are passive sliced meat or aggressive meat eating beasts. Who are You? On Line Advertising can turn you into sheep eating beasts !
(Lawrenceville, Ga., July 26, 2011) The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners last week approved just under $1.1 million to study transportation alternatives and opportunities in the I-85 corridor from I-285 to the Gwinnett Center. This project is funded 50 percent by the 2009 SPLOST Program and 50 percent by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration.
By Kristine Anderson, Many die-heart fans waited anxiously and mourned their tragic loss this past Friday for their beloved wizard Harry Potter to make his final debut on screens; this would be his last edition to the saga... or would it? Since last year and the few months that have passed, fans and author J.K. Rowling have found four main ways to keep the saga alive even after the last final reel has spun. The number one way to
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Are you a connoisseur of great European and Mediterranean foods, but find yourself a thousands of miles away from the Mediterranean Sea ? If you close your eyes and take a bite of one of their numurous authenitic dishes, this secret local restaurant will have you riding on a magic carpet ride back to the Mediterranean Sea...O.K. the secret is out Artisan Restaurant in Stone Mountain Village is the destination of Happiness !
By Kristine Anderson, OurTown Media,Georgia Military College's turnout was lively and full with Janis Anderson, director of the Stone Mountain campus, buzzing around the scene. Patricia Wheeler, the mayor of Stone Mountain Village, started off the induction ceremony giving everyone a warm...
(Lawrenceville, Ga., July 21, 2011) New technology is coming soon to Gwinnett Countys public safety vehicles. Police officers, code enforcement, animal control and fire marshals will be able to issue electronic tickets to offenders and upload their citations to central servers over a cellular modem. When an officer enters a Georgia drivers license number into a handheld computer
(Lawrenceville, Ga., July 19, 2011) Gwinnett transportation officials received formal approval Tuesday to begin installing more traffic cameras and fiber-optic cables to monitor arterial and corridor traffic flow and allow real-time, remote control adjustments from the Gwinnett Traffic Control Center in two congested areas.A six-mile stretch of Pleasant Hill Road between Lawrenceville Highway/U.S. 29 and Buford Highway/U.S. 23 will get the new traffic-management equipment. So will almost three miles of Buford Drive/State Route 20 between I-985 and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard near the Mall of Georgia.
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".
Georgia Mountain Fair Grounds is where you and your family needs to be this month. If you are game for some of Ga.'s finest crusine, lets make it a date....Now however,if you think that you are the best cook in town, then, by all means show us your stuff.
Water pressure for some homes and businesses in northern Gwinnett may drop a bit on Wednesday while the County water department makes repairs to a leaking 48-inch water main.The large pipe runs under Sawnee Avenue between Buford Highway and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Buford. A leak developed on Tuesday just north of Buford High School.
By Twomucht, OurTown National News Editor, Although First Lady Betty Ford was instrumental in many facets in society during her husband, President Gerald Ford's term at the White House, most people will remember her immense input to be associated with creating and starting drug rehabilitation centers around the world. Millions of recovering addicts owe their renewed life to 'First Lady Betty Ford'. She made private family problems ...sociable and solvable...
John Sours, Administrator of The Governors Office of Consumer Protection ("OCP"), today announced that the agency has entered into a settlement with Wavee US, LLC D/B/A Wavee.com ("Wavee"), a company that conducted "penny auctions" via its website. The settlement follows an OCP investigation which revealed that the auction company failed to send a number of purchased...
I want to ask all of you who are blessed enough to know her, help me show my love and appreciation to my 'Big Sister' !Sheryl, other than you being there for your beautiful daughter, Kiah Wright and niece Alexis Livsey, it is your time to enjoy the rest of your life and relinquish your obligations to worry no more about anyone else.....Happy Birthday, Sheryl !
Normally a mild mannered manager for one of New York's top hotels since January, when he moved with his beautiful girlfriend Alexis Barber-Davis to Manhattan, Chad Livsey returned home to Snellville, Georgia this weekend as Superman to run the Peachtree Road Race.A graduate of South Gwinnett and Georgia State...
Happy Father's Day!We all just have one Papa...For most of us, our dads showed us the way throughout our childhood . Combined with chores around the house and even spankings, when needed, we all just wanted to make our fathers proud of us someday. They taught us how to swing a bat, carry a football, or cut grass, perhaps the first lesson of life that they shared, was to finish whatever we started.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, For the first time a national corporation divorced and remarried the same spouse. After a four year separation, the two re-spoke their marriage vows...." I Do...Now Let's Go Sell Some Shoes". Today, Nike resigned Michael Vick to another shoe contract. Soon they will have a house full of million dollar shoes running around their mansion.
The effort to renovate foreclosed homes helps stabilize neighborhoods, provides affordable housing and creates jobs in the struggling housing and construction industries. The program has sold 60 homes so far and another nine are under contract. All have energy saving features, upgraded kitchens and new flooring. The program income has exceeded expenditures by almost $1.4 million so far.
"Park and Recreation Month reminds citizens of the vital role that parks and recreation play in Gwinnetts communities," said Tina Fleming, Director of Operations, Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation. "I cant think of a better reason for citizens to get out and experience the positive health effects, social interaction, and connection to nature that comes with a vibrant and supported park system."
Do you think that Ohio State's Quarterback Pryor was wrong for leaving? How about Ohio State University for asking their coach to step down? Tonight will be an opportunity for all of OSU alumni and fans to vent for the first time. Make sure to call all your buddies nationwide. Just call at 10:00 pm est. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/twomucht/2011/06/24/ohio-state-fan-talk-show-tonight
Most people cross their threshold of comfort when buying a new car as soon as they walk through the doors of a car dealership...and for good reason. Its like swimming in the ocean with a cut up snapper necklace. Every Las Vegas odds makers will take the bet that sharks will come soon in this case !
By Twomuct, Topix National News Editor, Mrs. Welna Scott, C.E.O. of Sassy Girl Cakes, Pies & More, that is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia has just been awarded Georgia's # 1 Bakery by OurTown National Media. She is the number one requested cake designer of 'Who's Who' in the state and nationwide. Her creations are breathe taking and mesmerizing. Celebrities has her number on speed dial, and so should you, if you want to impress your guests at your next function...
By Tom Livsey, National OurTown News Editor, This situation is a distinct contradiction when it says in the Bible that there is only one time in your life that you are truly by yourself...Its when you die---unless you have a twin ?Never has the term' Brothers Keeper' has been most appropriate than today when a 92 years old set of twins who were born seconds apart, died less a few hours on the same day.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, James Arness, ( Marshal Dillon ) of the most popular western series named "Gunsmoke", died today on June 3, 2011. Millions of American boys grew up with him.For most of them, he was their first hero. Marshal Dillon presided over the frontier town of Dodge City as television's most enduring western hero, the laconic, fair-minded and incorruptible Marshal Matt Dillon of the two-decade-long series "Gunsmoke," died at his home in Los Angeles today. The cause of death was not reported.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., June 2, 2011) Commissioners recently approved a contract that will provide better public access to the historic Yellow River Post Office site. Improvements to the site located on the former Hudson-Nash farmstead will include historical interpretive signage for self-guided tours, restroom building, retaining wall, walkways, erosion control, grading, parking, landscaping, picnic tables and trash cans.
You might ask yourself what do these two things have in common with each other? The answer is nothing at all. Or is it ? Here's the thing, if you are located anywhere in the U.S., you best make sure that you are in the bottom basement of the last little pig's house made of brick !As of record, the United States are set to break the total number of tornadoes this year, along with raking up a record number of fatalities. Niether one are things that we as American strive to do on purpose...So...What is the heck is going on with our weather in 2011 ?
Up until the last ten years this skirmish was known only as a conflict, like that in Korea, about ten years earlier. Why don't you try to tell those young men and women, who did not survive, the difference between war and death to their families, and their kids who had to grow up without a mama or a daddy.Vietnam was an American mistake...
City Wide Yard Sale The City of Stone Mountain will have their bi-annual yard sale this Saturday, May 28, 2011, on the Baptist Pavilion Area behind the old train depot ( 922 Main Street , Stone Mountain , GA 30083 . You can rent a spot for $10.00 on the lawn and sell your own stuff (No Food or Drink Sales) or you can visit for your yard sale fix. You will receive a Yard Sale Trail that is a list of other yard sales not far from the City. The sale is from 8:30 AM 3:00 PM. While you are in town, visit with us at our store on E. Mountain Street for unique items, yard art, outdoor furniture, antiques, military or just plain gifts and vintage and handmade jewelry.
By TwoMucht, National News Editor, However, though this holiday is supposed to be in the memory of U.S. Soldiers from prior wars of the past. Today Memorial Day is, also the openings of hundreds of thousands of community swimming pools around the nation. Not to mention, the millions of more private pools in America Suburbia. So, once a child jumps in a swimming pool this weekend...
By Twoucht, Topix National News Editor,Where Am I Going To Send My Kids This Summer 2011 ? This is the question on the mind for millions of parents this week, in Georgia and around the nation. As the school year comes to a close, its the summer camps that are cherished by the parents, as much as, the children.
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Apparently, its in the Bible. The book that was written by God....If you are a christian believer. On May 21, 2011, at 6:00 pm will begin the end of mankind on earth, by Fire !As a matter of fact there is a precise calculation that was formulated from the day that Christ was crucified to the days leading up to Judgment Day in 2011 !If you take these calculations you will also find that you too, will be glad you kept your old Texas Instrument Calculator.Here's the formula below:
By Tom Livsey, Ourtown National News Editor, Women on a Mission to Earn Commission (WOAMTEC), a networking organization geared towards business women, is pleased to announce that Cathy Santiago will serve as director of its new Snellville, Georgia Chapter. Women on a Mission to Earn Commission promotes and enhances success of professional women by sharing knowledge and experience, equipping women with tools for professional growth and personal enrichment, and by building relationships and alliances to influence and transform our community and our future.
By Jarvis Davis, OurTown News Editor, Your attendance is required to be at Anderson Livsey Elementary School located off of Centerville Hwy at 6:30 PM. The Gwinnett County Board Of Education has decided not to renew this brand new school principal's contract for another year. To the dismay of most in the community who thought that the current principal, Mrs. Twaites had been doing an excellent job at her post of a brand new school, the replacement meeting on Monday is alarming to say the least.
The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds is proud to present three-time Grammy winner, member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame and Best Actor Golden Globe Winner Kris Kristofferson as he plays at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee Georgia on May 21st, 2011 at 7 PM...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45-6duFvfuI
Mr. Marcus Knight, the Instructional Mathematics Coach at Anderson-Livsey Elementary, will be holding math event on Tuesday, May 10 from 9am-1pm for the school's annual career day. "Our theme this year is "Math In My World. Our hope is that you will share with the students of Anderson-Livsey Elementary the mathematics that is involved in being successful in the media industry as well as how wonderful it is to be employed in your field ", reveals. Mr. Knight. He adds, "As a planning committee, we are...
By Lori Finnila, Oregon OurTown News Editor, I want to introduce Lori Finnila to my readership. She will be doing monthly columns that will be dealing with abusive matters that are family oriented. Ms. Finnila is a national acclaimed author, talk show host and C.E.O. of her own national Women Epowerment Magazine...Read for yourself...
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,I don't know where to start, and what I am about to tell you is not funny to me, but its o.k. if you laugh. As a matter of fact, I don't believe my mother thought it was funny at the time of my birth.You see, like others, some of us have body parts that you have to grow into...hopefully. I had a rather large head. It was a good thing that my ears were still filled with fluid at birth, because as the doctor gave me to my mom, she called me a string of names, like "You Son Of a %$#ch". Initially though I could not spell yet, even at that early age, I was thinking to myself
By Jarvis Davis, OurTown Stone Mountain News Editor, Though the new school named Anderson Livsey Elementary,( Named for two very predominate families in the Promised Land community located in Snellvlle, Georgia), is still in the very first year of operation, the two families want to show their appreciation to the school's very first principal named Lawanna Owens-Twaites. Therefore, with pang of conscience and much regret the Andersons and Livseys are heart broken by Gwinnett County School Board decision of not renewing Mrs. Twaites future contract.
There are old saying that goes like this..."Don't ever count your wealth with dollars bills, and "If you die with friends you can count on one hand---You are wealthy" !If You Are Lucky---There Is A Friendship In Your Life That Can Be Life Changing---Trust me !Most of these kind of relationships happen when you are still not needing to use deodorant. I am talking about friendships that are normally established during those 'Tree House' formative years of your youth.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Wow, this is going to be a lifeime memory for those in attendance on May 7, 2011...Meteor Madness is a chance to see the Eta Aquarids meteor shower from the highest point in Gwinnett County the observation area at Little Mulberry Park. The Eta Aquarids meteor shower is one of the two meteor showers each year that result from the Earth passing through dust released by Halleys Comet.
Come be a part of the first annual Georgia Mountain Eggfest. Sign up to be a taster and enjoy touring the fairgrounds during the day, sampling delicious food and chatting with the cooks. Then, don't miss Kris Kristofferson in concert at the fairgrounds at 7pm that evening! Tickets go on sale Friday April 22nd and are available through the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds.h the cooks and sharing recipes!
Eight weeks ago, George Colson's vision became a reality when helaunched DirtVine.com. The website allows private residents and companies tocreate postings specifying the type of dirt they are searching for orselling. Top soil, mulch, gravel, sand and fill dirt are few of the dirttypes searchable on DirtVine. How much will this service run you? Absolutely nothing...
Crawford W. Long Museum has been selected as one of an elite group of destinations highlighted in the first-of-its-kind Civil War map-guide to Appalachia, to be featured in the Spring 2011 issue of American Heritage magazine. In the coming months, over half of a million copies of the map will be distributed to targeted heritage tourism travelers through the country.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown Naional News Editor, As you wake today the prices of the gas pumps hovering around $4.19 will start making some of us to think about other ways of travel....Here's the thing...There are wild mustangs still roaming the Great Plains, all you have to do is break them !
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,The Road of Life is not always Easy. From bumps to ruts and sharp curves, makes life's travel, at times hard to maneuver. Stop and Go traffic, road construction and road rage from others, are all the dangers and inconveniences awaiting you on your life's journey.However, if you use Jesus as your vehicle of Faith, you will not feel any discomfort at all.
By Twomucht, OurTown National Editor, As we come into the Prom and Wedding season, I took it upon myself to investigate the best merchants in Snellville,Ga. ,who you might need for your upcoming events.Today, Snellville, let me start with the Best Limosine Service in the city. I spoke with the owner, Eric Alimena, for about five minutes.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, If you are wondering what to do to impress your lady, well Vince Gill can help you out. Get yourself cleaned up and take your lady be the hand to have a grand time at Hiawassee, GA
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Many of the lucky residents in the Deep South are only sleepy today, while over two hundred unfortunate ones will never again wake up, due to the dozens of tornadoes that ripped through the Bible Belt. It was the worst tornado system in 40 years.Hundred's of neighbors spent Wednesday afternoon and evening retrieving loved ones and friends from out of rumbled home remains in Alabama."It happened so fast it was unbelievable
HAMMONDS, Doris...Mrs. Doris Hammonds of Gwinnett County passed away Monday April 11,2011. Angel of Song, sings heavenly today with her mother,(Lillie Mae Lyons) and father,(Felix Lyons), who preceded her death, in attendance. Ms. Doris Lois Hammond is a definition of God Given talent. Surely, Our Father sprinkled something extra in the mold that he used when he created Lois.She leaves behind to cherish her memory...
By Tom Livsey, South Gwinnett TD CLUB 20th Annual Golf Tournament was a HUGE success and thanks to all that participated and helped out. After an invite from Conway Freight rep Doug Smith, several employees, headed by Dale Gordon of Valbruna Stainless Inc. located in Tucker, Georgia, came out to Summit Chase, to support the SG TouchDown Club.
Lori Finnila currently resides in Oregon and has three published books, "The Last Day I Was Me," "Black Sheep Never Cry, (Dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy, Jr), and "The Virtuous Woman." . She is aspiring to have her work produced for movies and to partake in the production of these and eventually open a Women Production House.
By Bill Lomel, I wanted to reach out to a big group of my friends to let you know about a fundraiser Edie and I are organizing for the benefit of one of my long time employees, Jose Segovia, who has suffered a personal tragedy and could use a little help. "We are collecting items for a big garage sale as the notice describes and also collecting baked goods or good old fashioned checks for him. We can arrange to pick things up next week if you let me know", reveals Mr. Bill Lomel.
The Roswell Mills Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans announces its annual Confederate Memorial Day Program to be held on Saturday, April 25, 2010 at 10 am. Skipper Hoke will be the featured speaker. The event will take place at the monument dedicated to the "lost" women of the Roswell Mills.
Products like, Red Bull, 5 Hour and other high caffine drinks have made this market, the Ten Billion Dollar Market, when it comes to energy drink and energy pills. Wink Energy is about to take over the market. If your local convenient store does not carry this product in the next two weeks, You should consider another store.
This is great news from over 854,000 federal employees. However, this is just good enough until next Thursday. America we a being pimped out by the Democrats, Republicians and even our President named Obama alike...
By Twomucht, OurTown National 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.
by Twomucht, OurTown National News Editor, A Snellville 47 year-old white man, Mr. Marvin Tyus, is dead, after an apparent home invasion Monday afternoon. However his wife, who was present, is unharmed after the incident occurred at their residence, located inside the historic community known as the Promised Land, in South Gwinnett County, Ga.The 911 call at 4:22 pm, initiated Gwinnett's Finest into action. The call was taken as an home invasion on Anderson Livsey Lane, Snellville, Ga.
By Tom Livsey, Ourtown National News Editor, Hometown girl makes good as an author and as a playwright is the local skinny behind the play, "All My Sisters & Me" written by local resident, Eva Bellamy. Bellamy, who has books on Amazon.com http://Amazon.com has come together with the nonprofit, Helping People Program, Inc.
Understand there are thousands of Waffle Houses, Denny's and IHOP's , at the intersection of every major American city nationwide, but folks let me tell you, there's something special about this place. There is a haunting spirit of Love, that rubs your shoulders, as soon as you enter the door.
Call in (on Wednesday....March 30, promptly at 8:30 PM eastern. Simply dial 1-646-478-0188, then press the #1 key on your phone, to be connected to the talk show, listen in and be prepared to speak on the topics when your phone number and name is called!!!:
Yeah, I know you are now a parent with a family, but your past, as a rebel college activist still lingers in the back of your head...What about those ancient parking tickets and failure to appear citations are real. However, if you get you happy ass to Gwinnett County Recorders Court by March 31, 2011, they will wipe your slate CLEAN !!!
By Connie Johnson, Killen, Al. Local News Editor, With the focus on Japan the last two weeks I thought about what that word meant to me and the American people in Japan right now. My son, Cody Carter, who has been stationed at the Misawa AFB in Japan for over 2 years has told me he has had a LOT of Japanese food in the years that he had been there so I posed a question to him- "What do you want to eat when you come home?"
By Twomucht,National news editor needs U.S. businesses help, in order to send financial aid to all the Americans in Japan, while promoting your company. Email him today to see how you can make a difference!
If the night's moon looks a little difference. Moreover, if it looks closer than normal. Its not because your are still hung over from St. Patrick's Day green beer. You are witnessing are special event !Tonight's moon is what is called a super perigee moon, (i.e. A Close Approaching Moon). The moon is predicted to appear 15% bigger and 30% brighter than normal, according to NASA...
By Tom Livsey,OurTown National News Editor,As the season changes into Spring and tax returns offer the shade tree mechanic, or an individual, the ability to address family vehicles that are in need of simply a little TLC, its Tommy's Used Auto Parts at 7740 Old Covington Hwy. in Lithonia, Georgia to the rescue.If you are in need of a reconditioned auto battery, fender, dashboard or any other car items, Tommy is ready to serve all your used auto parts needs, with great service and a smile to boot !
There is nothing stronger than the bond between a son and his mother. No matter the race, religion or the location around the world, a boy's first love for life, is the protective love between he and his mother. This past early Friday morning on March 11, 2011, the multiple incidents that occurred in Japan, where several U.S. Air Force Bases are located, made this bond even greater. Even with the communication lines, internet, and cell phone services interrupted, like soldiers of earlier wars since the beginning of mankind, the American soldier who is based in Japan today, wears the armour not afforded to him by the country he defends.His empowering armour is the mental metal mess covering his soul, that was wovened by his mother's abundant love.
National News Editor is taking applications for college journalists and advertising majors for spring and summer internships.Tom Livsey who is well known on the web presence for his editorship of over a dozen news sites, is taking applications from junior and senior year college students in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area.The positions are limited, so please respond right away. But only those with a high sense of passion and motivation should only consider this opportunity.
Time keeps on ticking, ticking, ticking, ticking, ticking, ticking away.Time keeps on ticking ,ticking, ticking, ticking, ticking, ticking, ticking away. Turn clocks one hour forward before heading to bed on Saturday night March 12, 2011 !
In these challenging financial times, Gwinnett County staffers are finding creative ways to encourage community partnerships and increase internal efficiencies. Six soggy ballfields at Bay Creek Park have caused the Grayson Athletic Association to cancel games for their 760 baseball players and 370 softball players.
Renovac in Conyugal invites you to participate in the educational program "DV 101". The program is offered in partnership with Georgia Latinos Against Domestic Violence (GLADV). Participants also include Atlanta Legal Aid Society and Caminar Latino. Saturday, March 5, 2011 9:00am to 12:30pm
Norcross Human Service Center 5030 Belle Court Norcross , GA 30093.
By Tom Livsey, National News Editor,
Everyone from the Promised Land community was startled when their Aunt Sarah was kept overnight in the hospital. However, all were relied this morning, because she is in the best of care at Eastside Hospital in Snellville, Georgia...Besides who is going to make us homemade soup, and where are we going to eat it, if you are not back at home...We LOVE Aunt Sarah. We want you to relax and get well soon !!!
By Mrs. Sharon Fort, OurTown Media,
Pictured:(Mr.Fort and His daughter, Jordan),
Anderson Livsey Elementary held its first annual Father/Daughter Dance this month of February 2011. The dance attracted a huge response. So many fathers made a special requests from their jobs to leave early, so they would not miss this precious opportunity to dance with their little girls. It seems things will remain the same, for at least another ten years.
You see, the dads who attended this dance, will probably be dancing with their daughters at their senior prom, as well. For a fact, one beautiful girl named Jordan, will always be her daddy's little girl !
As in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last speech, he foreseen a day that regardless of his own ability to make the journey, he prophesied a day when his people would eventually make it to a place that he mentioned in his last speech, called 'The Promised Land'.
Well, on Tuesday, Feb.22, 2011, his premonition came true for the first time, when his nephew, Mr. Isaac Newton Farris Jr., C.E.O. and President of 'The Martin Luther King Jr. Center, came to Anderson Livsey Elementary School to make an exciting Black History speech. The Georgia school, located in Gwinnett County is built on an old historic Civil War plantation, named after a place his uncle mentioned in his last public speech..."The Promised Land" !,
What was planned to be a very memorable birthday party for a Snellville, Georgia sixteen year old, will for sure not be forgotten, for all the wrong reasons. If you have any information about the shooter, please contact either Gwinnett County Police, or Snellville Police Department right away. Don't let teen thugs like these crash your party !
Though the Daytona race is always a yearly reminder of NASCAR's king Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Sr. unexpected death, the race also represents a lot more. A new birth of life, a change in season, and a new class of future young leaders. These are just a few things that marks the end of winter. Daytona 500 embraces all of them for most Americans.
Not to be disappointed, today NASCAR crowned a boy king, named Trevor Bayne. Trust me, keep a record of males born in America, who will be named after Trevor Bayne this year.
If you are planning on entering your own vehicle in a car show this year in Georgia...Please Beware of the "Georgia Bulldog Mustang", owned by Craig Knowles. You can't win. The odds are stacked against you !
Craig Knowles is a native of Macon, Georgia. He graduated from Rising Spirit Massage School in Atlanta '96. Immediately he became a sports and massage therapist...
Former college and NFL great running back has found a new calling later in his life its called MMA. The hell with the Heisman Trophy, Herschel Walker is showing the world again what kind of athelete he is at 48 years old....Throw your old Georgia Bulldog a bone !
Enjoy art through the interpretation of amateur photographers at the 2nd Annual Photo Contest ?Art Thru the Lens? exhibition at George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center. On display are beautiful photo entries of landscapes, pets and still life objects, by local photographers who have transformed their hobby into works of art.
Everyone is invited to enjoy the art show and become a critique for the day. Members of the public will judge the contest entries via anonymous votes. The winners will be announced at an Artist Reception on Fri., April 1.
CARTERSVILLE, GA. The Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville will host the 2011 Winter Chautauqua conference on March 6 and 7. The registration fee for Sunday, March 6 is $20 and the fee for the Monday sessions is $65. Early registration for the full conference is $85, if participants register after February 22, the registration is $95. Registration for Sunday after February 22 is $30 and for Monday is $75.
Read25.Org's C.E.O. Dexter Humphrey organized the event with the help of his pesonal mentor Fred 'Vman' Watson of 'Victory Over Violence'. Though the crowd did not reach the level anticipated, everyone in attendance were shouting and smiling throughout the whole show. Students were able to have pictures taken with the celebrities on hand, a well as getting some keepsakes like sign t-shirts with many of the players autographs.
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will host the second Citizens Forum designed to open the floor to county citizens to share their thoughts on how to meet the needs of Gwinnett County residents and businesses. A brief presentation about the Countys financial outlook will be given by Deputy County Administrator/CFO Aaron Bovos followed by citizen comments and questions.
Title I Orientation - Thursday, Feb. 10th, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM:
For parents who are new to Anderson-Livsey or for those parents who
missed the first one.
Technology Fair - Thursday, Feb. 17th, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Science Fair - Friday, March 11, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Dr. Darren Boyce
Parent Instructional Support Coordinator
Georgia tourism industry professionals gathered today for the annual Tourism Day at the Capitol event to celebrate the significant role tourism plays in Georgias economy. Representatives from the tourism industry presented Governor Deal with a check representing the $816.3 million in state tax revenue generated from tourism-related expenditures in 2009.
( Lawrenceville , Ga. , January 20, 2011) Does the recent snow and cold weather leave you longing for the warmth of spring sunshine?
Gwinnett County Parks & Recreations Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center is sponsoring a free art exhibit of pen and ink drawings by Eileen Wilson titled A Little Sunshine
Wilson began her painting career in Pittsburgh , PA. She studied many art techniques including oils, watercolor, stain glass and pen and ink.
Atlanta National News Editor Invites The Atlanta Falcons To The Promised Land For BBQ !
The city of Atlanta, Georgia cried last night, but woke this morning with joy when Twomucht, ( Tom Livsey), a national talk show host and national news editor for over a dozen news sites on the web, invited the entire team, not to Dallas, Texas, but to a place even more sacred..."The Promised Land" !
He wants Matt Ryan to lead his Atlanta Falcon Football Team to the Promised Land, for a day of praise and appreciation.
Six years ago, Tom Livsey created the "Promised Land Top 50 Difference Maker Awards". He did so in order to acknowledge Americans of all races, who are visionaries too. In addition, individuals who are keeping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream, alive. Not for fanfare or community recognition, but merely, by the way they choose to make a difference, one person at a time.
Unlike the major cities of the north, Atlanta was not equipped with snow plows and sand trucks to head off the abundance of snow and ice that engulfed the entire metro Atlanta surrounding areas. Roadways littered with abandoned vehicles and masses of marchers walking back and forth in an attempt to find food for their families, made it look like an apocalpse ad just happened.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Jan. 4, 2011) The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a budget for 2011 while charging County staff to take another hard look at operations with the goal of eliminating an $18 million deficit. The 2011 budget, prepared with input from citizens who served alongside elected officials and staff on a budget review committee, is based upon departmental business plans and incorporates many recommendations from the Engage Gwinnett citizens committee.
The budget totaling $1.3 billion is comprised of $977.5 million in operating funds and $337.3 million in capital project funds. The operating budget is 3.2 percent less than the 2010 revised budget while the capital budget is 39.1 percent less...
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Jan. 6, 2011) County commissioners accepted three grants on Tuesday that will help Gwinnett Fire provide quality services in a time of rising costs and reduced revenues. Two of the three grants for a total of $40,000 are homeland security grants from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.
Fire Chief Bill Myers said half of that money will replace technical rescue equipment used during building collapses, confined space rescues and high-angle rope rescues.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Jan. 6, 2011) Pedestrian safety facilities will be built soon along Bush Road under a contract approved Tuesday by the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners. When completed, there will be continuous sidewalk from South Berkeley Lake Road to Medlock Bridge Road.
The project includes about seven-tenths of a mile of sidewalks, curb and gutter, striping and drainage improvements near Foxwood Road. CMES, Inc., of Lilburn was the lowest of six bidders at $544,815.
This project, which was recommended by our 2009 Citizens Project Selection Committee...
Exhibit opens on Tuesday, February 1- Monday, February 28 from 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday at Centerville Community Center , 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. Evening and Saturday hours vary, so call community center at 770.985.4713 to confirm (closed on Sundays). Bring friends and family to enjoy (self-guided tours). For more information, visit www.centervillecommunitycenter.com.
Gwinnett County District 3 Commissioner Mike Beaudreaus first monthly meeting of 2011 will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8 at Fire Station 30 located at 1052 Ozora Road in Loganville. The commissioner will meet with constituents from 10 a.m. to noon.
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,
Almost every night while watching your local news, chances are that there will be a story about a home invasion in your surrounding neighborhoods. The term, " Home Invasion", signifies a not so politically correct thought in your mind about the class of community and the racial make up of the victim. Sad but true you might be right. But when the home invaders are household pests, you got another thing coming.
Understand one thing insects, rodents and other kinds of varmints pay no rent , and do not care if they reside in a trailer ,or a mansion inside a multi-million dollar gated community.
Shortly after late Christmas night,Tina Marie, former Motown entertainer was not responsive to emergency crew attempts to revive the soulful music artist, after being called to her location. Her death seems to be from natural causes.
Only a few singers can put you in the mood for love...
Gregory McCants aka Bribe-A Beast Of Talent !
Since 1996, Bribe has been releasing singles and hot music.! Two appearances on "The Famous Apollo", at the early age of 12 years old, now the mature artist of thirty. He has become a well experienced entertainer, and has the talents to do it all, from being a recognized writer, lyricist, actor and model.
Bribe was born in Brooklyn, NY. But today he calls Atlanta, Georgia his home. Units numbering over 50,000 that were released under an independent label named Chrome Recording, owned by Mr. John Jones over the last few years, has Bribe now reaching for the sky.
By Twomucht, Blog Talk Radio,
For the first time national talk show host Twomucht, is opening up his show during the Atlanta Falcons vs.Seattle Seahawks game for thirty minutes for the fan of the Atlanta Falcons. If you have ever wanted to be on a nationally televised football half time show, here's your chance.
All you have to do is call 1-646-478-0188 and press the # 1 key on your phone. You can call from any phone. Just be polite, informative and full of energy !
Snellville, Georgia (Free-Press-Release ) 13, December 2010 - Twomucht national radio talk show host for Blog Talk Radio is scheduled to do a "How to Stop the Bullying" internet based show at 8:00 pm Eastern on Thursday December 16, 2010. The national talk show is open to parents, teachers and troubled students to discuss the problem and offer some solutions to this national school problem.
Twomucht (Tom Livsey), is a news editor...
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Dec. 10, 2010) Gwinnett County and HUD officials participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Gwinnett Senior Services Center on Friday, Dec. 10. The new facility is designed as a LEED Silver building to maximize energy use and water conservation. GSSC is located on a 6.4-acre Gwinnett County-owned site at 567 Swanson Drive in Lawrenceville.
Savannah, GA- Forest Trail Academy, a private accredited K-12 school, is expanding their marketing throughout the state of Georgia.
The school, founded in 2005, is an online school allowing flexibility and accessibility to all learners and family situations. The school is nationally accredited by the National Association of Private & Home Schools (N.A.P.H.S.), the National Association for the Legal Support of Alternative Schools (N.A.L.S.A.S), Transworld Accrediting Commission International (TACI), regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), and registered with The College Board (SAT, PSAT/NMSQT). Forest Trail Academy is able to assist families to effectively meet educational goals, obtain diplomas and prepare for post secondary education.
Natural Body Spa and Shop has received the 2010 Stevie Awards for Women in Business' 'Environmental Stewardship Program of the Year' distinguished honor, according to Cici Coffee, Chief Executive Officer.
The award selection, determined by a team of Stevie Awards judges comprised of business advisors and entrepreneurs, was based on significant and innovative practices in organizational stewardship of environmental resources by the day spa.
Co-founded in 1989 by Coffee, Natural Body Spa and Shop has corporate offices in Atlanta, GA, and 16 spa locations, in the immediate Atlanta area including Snellville (Natural Body Spa-Webb Gin-1350 Scenic Highway, Suite 328), Brookhaven, Buckhead, Morningside, Omni Hotel and in Decatur, Smyrna, Alpharetta, Marietta, and Cumming, GA.
This Wednesday, December 8, syndicated radio personality Corey "CoCo Brother" Condrey will be doing a special edition of his live show – focusing on the topic of bullying that has captured the headlines in Atlanta and around the country. CoCo Brother will stop the music starting at 7pm to talk with noted panelists on the subject. The show can be heard on Praise 102.5.
In an attempt to the school's commitment to fight against the growing problems of "School Bullying", Dr.Darren Boyce will hold an anti-bullying workshop on 12/06/2010 from 9-11at Anderson Livsey Elementary School in Snellville, Ga
Obviously, the honeymoon is over for one of eight new Gwinnett county schools located in the largest Georgia school system. After several traffic problems were identified way before Anderson Livsey Elementary School opened in August 2010, and several requests thereafter, the apparent problem has not been addressed yet.
What will it take for some kind of traffic system to be put in place? Well this past Friday morning a multiple car wreck in front of the school should be enough of a wake up call for some county action.
Although there were no fatalities in this incident, dozens of concerned parents
Visitors will enjoy live music and be entertained with period dances by the 1860s Civilian Society. Craft demonstrators will show their skills in blacksmithing, knitting, crocheting, spinning and more -- all in an 1800s decorative setting created by the Friends of Travelers Rest. $2.50-$4.00 (706) 356-4362.
Visitors will enjoy live music and be entertained with period dances by the 1860s Civilian Society. Craft demonstrators will show their skills in blacksmithing, knitting, crocheting, spinning and more -- all in an 1800s decorative setting created by the Friends of Travelers Rest. $2.50-$4.00 (706) 356-4362.
Visitors will learn more about one of the most significant African American Heritage sites in the northeast Georgia Mountains due to an award from the Georgia Department of Economic Development. "The $8,665 matching Tourism Product Development grant will make it possible for us to complete the African American Heritage Site, provide tours and living history events more often and make the Nacoochee Slave Cabin the focus of our Folklife Festival next September 3," announced Folk Pottery Museum Director Chris Brooks, who is also Curator of the SNCA Heritage Project.
ATLANTA December 2, 2010 - Its the holiday season in Georgia again, and small towns abound with Southern hospitality and cheer. Georgia features outdoor activities this year for the whole family all around the state. Whether you go explore luminary trails, walk through holiday light displays, take part in snow activities, go ice skating, or enjoy amusement rides and gingerbread houses at small town holiday celebrations, be sure not to miss out on one of the many outdoor holiday happenings Georgia has to offer this year.
ATLANTA (November 19, 2010) The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) has awarded $119,984 in tourism product development grants to 12 tourism entities across the state. The Tourism Division, through the new Tourism Product Development Grant program, seeks to financially support tourism development activities at the local level in both urban and rural areas.
We are very excited about the opportunity to provide assistance to our communities as they develop new tourism product in Georgia, said Bruce Green, Tourism Product Development Director with for the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The awarded projects all have an emphasis on job creation and will collectively generate more than 260 jobs.
"We really salute the board and (Superintendent) Mr. (J. Alvin) Wilbanks for reconsidering, she said. We want this to be the best school the best it can be in Gwinnett County".
Livsey said, "Its important to support the school not just because it bears the families names, but because its a part of the community".
Her son, Tom, agrees. In October, he arranged for recording artist Rachel Little to visit the school to talk to students about bullying.
Theres a matter of family pride, he said. Moreover, no matter what the name of a school is, if it is in your community, it demonstrates the values of the community.
Theres a saying, It takes a village to raise a child. Now it takes a city or a state or a country to raise a child.
by Tom Livsey,
Though the Christmas season has commenced yesterday. Do not fall for major retailers "Bait and Switch Schemes". After the half dozen of advertised store items are sold, they will try to sell you a higher ticket item while you are in a shopper brainwash frenzy. Chances are that you will unknowingly walk out of the store with an item that you weren't even shopping for at all !
Hate that it took so long for the reality about "Black Friday", to surface to the bona fide public. First let's start with the definition of Black Friday. For years the NAACP leaders wanted to march around major retailers like Macy's and Wal Mart, in protest. The event just sounds racial.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Nov. 23, 2010) All Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of the citizens of the County, will be closed on the following dates: Nov. 25 26 for Thanksgiving, Dec. 23 24 for Christmas and Dec. 31 for New Years. A Magistrate Court judge will be available at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
Thursday, Nov. 25 is a trash and recycling holiday. Pickups scheduled for that day will be rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 26 and Friday pickups will be rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27. Only Thursday and Friday pickups will be affected.
ATLANTA, November 19, 2010 - Its winter already! And, this year, all over Georgia, historical holiday offerings abound. Georgians and visitors alike get a chance to step back in time and celebrate the holiday as they were celebrated in eras past, including: an Edwardian themed holiday at Hickory Hill in Thomson; Victorian holidays in Savannah, Tifton, Thomasville, and Columbus; Antebellum themed holidays in Milledgeville and Roswell; Native American holiday festivities in Calhoun and Toccoa; and a Dickens Christmas in Adairsville.
Make this holiday season historically enriching and educational...
( Lawrenceville, Ga. , Nov. 18, 2010) Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation staff has been recognized by Georgia Recreation & Park Association District 7. The prestigious Distinguished Professional Award was given to Grant Guess, Division Director for Project Administration for his accomplishments and dedication to Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation. Grant has overseen the development of the Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation since its inception as a countywide Department in 1987. Under his direction, Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation has flourished to the 44 current parks totaling 9,121 acres which has a dramatic impact on the quality of life in Gwinnett County .
by Tom Livsey,
Attention Georgians boost your holiday cheer from a winery so near. Its very simple to add enjoyment to your families' holiday gathering good times, just by adding a jug of some incredibly smooth tasting Georgia sweet wine. However, its only available at Three Sisters Vineyards !
Mighty Fine Table Wine That You Fill & Label At The Winery...
Introducing GEORGIA JUG! Perfect for sharing with friends and family, this wine is something special we have dreamed up for the fall and holiday season. If you enjoy Fat Boy Red or Blood Mountain Red, we think you'll love GEORGIA JUG...
Join Yonah Mountain Vineyards winemaker Joe Smith for a tour of the only wine cave in Georgia and barrel tastings of future Yonah Mountain Vineyards vintages
Yonah Mountain Vineyards is a 197 acre, privately held estate near Cleveland. Visit it Saturday, November 20 for the Tour de la Cave & Barrel Tasting with winemaker Joe Smith. Joe explains the process of winemaking, discusses his theories and offers tastings from future Yonah Mountain Vineyards vintages such as the 2009 Viognier and 2009 Radiance Rose. A second tour has been added beginning at 3:00 p.m. Please call the tasting room to reserve your spot: 706-878-5522.
Here is your chance to promote your city of OurTown.com. I am asking for your support on my national radio talk show on Saturday, Nov 13, 201 at 3:00 pm.
Just call in 1-646-478-0188 and have as many people you can, to call the same number. We are going to talk about the benefits small local retailers can obtain by placing ads on sites like yours.
Please understand that your comments are recorded, and will be...
Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers have forged a new musical standard for vocal harmony, raw talent and showmanship while topping the music charts with hit-after-hit. One of the first-class acts in Country Music, the Gatlinfs have 15 Top-Five hits including their #1 hits, All The Gold In California, Houston (Means Ifm One Day Closer To You) and I Just Wish You Were Someone I Loved plus Broken Lady, Night Time Magic, I Donft Wanna Cry and more.
Atlanta, GA (November 1, 2010) ---- Bob Olive, General Manager, Georgia Public Broadcasting announced that the Byron Herbert Reece video VOICES Finding Byron Herbert Reece, will air statewide on the GPB network Sunday, November 21st at 6:00 P.M. and again on Friday, November 26th and 1:30 A.M.
Those who knew Byron Herbert Reece personally are featured as VOICES in this video depicting the life of Georgias Appalachian Poet/Novelist. They include James Mathis, Sr., Gainesville; Mildred and Philip Greear, Helen; Bettie Sellers and Zell Miller, Young Harris; Clyde & Sue Collins, Eugene & Dorothy Dyer, and Dora Spiva, Blairsville; Raymond Cook, Valdosta; and Ethelene Dyer Jones, Milledgeville.
In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, an armistice was signed. The "war to end all wars" was over.
November 11, 1919 was set aside as Armistice Day in the United States, to remember the sacrifices that men and women made during World War I in order to ensure a lasting peace. On Armistice Day,
(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.
Long are the days of Smith and Aikman. Even longer are the days of Staubach and Landry. Today's Dallas Cowboys are just longing for a win. Yesterday, team owner replaced his steadfast conviction of confidence and support for his team players and coaches, with a firm reality check, by way of a Texas style threat.
In a post game interview, Jerry Jones...
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Nov. 4, 2010) – On Tuesday, Gwinnett County officials held ribbon cutting ceremonies to open two fire stations in northeast Gwinnett. Fire Station 18 moved from its previous location on Braselton Highway into a larger, three-bay station at the corner of Mineral Springs Road and Hog Mountain Road in Hamilton Mill. The $5.1 million sales-tax funded station includes living quarters for firefighters, a commercial-grade kitchen, office space and a community classroom.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Nov. 1, 2010) Gwinnett County Voter Registration and Elections wants to inform voters about write-in candidate requirements before they head to the polls tomorrow. Gwinnett Elections Director Lynn Ledford said, There is a misconception that votes for any write-in candidate will be tabulated. However, Georgia has laws in place that govern ballot access, including ballot access by write-in candidates.
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. (October 29, 2010) The annual haunting of a north Georgia cornfield, known as Husks of Horror, has drawn record crowds this October at Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Dawson County. Last Saturday Uncle Shucks experienced a record one-day crowd of 5,000 people. With just two nights remaining out of a total 11 for the haunted maze, owner Mike Pinzl anticipates a 29% increase in attendance for the Halloween-themed attraction.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Oct. 28, 2010) Gwinnett residents are invited to attend a semi-annual SPLOST Citizen Review Committee meeting to be held Friday, Oct. 29 at 9 a.m. at the new Lawrenceville Police Headquarters located at 300 Jackson Street. Police Chief Randy Johnson will lead a tour of the SPLOST-funded facility following the meeting.
Anderson Livsey Elementary invites your media to attend the school's first student assembly that is going to address school and cyber bullying at an early age. The school challenges other elementary schools nationwide to do the same. Therefore there is a great need for media involvement.
In cooperation with Rachel Little Production and OurTown Media, Rachel Little will be the speaker and the musical performer. She was voted "Gwinnett's Princess", by Gwinnett Magazine 2008.
by Michelle Marron,
Just when you thought NETHERWORLD Haunted House, one of Americas favorite Halloween haunts couldnt outdo itself, it returns in its 14th year for a monster fest of epic proportions! GARGOYLE and DEAD SALVAGE, featuring the infamous MANGLER, will take fear-seeking fans to a whole new level of horror.
If you have already plopped down the high price of football season tickets for either the Atlanta Falcons, the Georgia Bulldogs, The Georgia State Panthers, or the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, then why are You going to settle for some cheap supermarket cut of steak grilling at your tailgate ?
Also for those of us who would rather entertain guests in our back yard, and watch the big game on your huge HD television, then you are in luck too when it comes to hit pay dirt by purchasing the best cut of meat this side of the Mississippi....Wilkes Meats of Snellville. These are steaks that will make the grade every-time !!!
On a beautiful fall Sunday afternoon on October 10, 2010, one of Snellville, Georgia's best local Mexican restaurants named El Jinete owners, brought his large family to the Promised Land to celebrate his daughter's ten year birthday.
It was well attended by over a hundred people. Mexican families take great pride in the elaborate ceremonies of their young daughters birth dates. This is a tradition that other groups should embrace.
There was a wide selection of treats for all to enjoy and eat. The ages were from toddlers to senior citizens. Everyone of them had a great time.
Due to Gwinnett County Commissioner Bannister's withdrawal, there is now an immediate need for the county's citzens to participate in a special 2011 election, in order to legaly fill the vacacacy. Please do your part to make sure that Gwinnett is and will continue to run like a machine, smoothly, on all cylinders. (Click on the title toread the full article)
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile The miners who spent 69 agonizing days deep under the Chilean earth were hoisted one by one to freedom Wednesday, their rescue moving with remarkable speed while their countrymen erupted in cheers and the world watched transfixed.
Beginning at midnight and sometimes as quickly as once every 40 minutes, the men climbed into a slender cage nearly a half-mile underground and made a smooth ascent into fresh air. By early afternoon, more than half the men 17 of 33 had been rescued.
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Let me prepare your dinner with your food or mine. Once I learn what you like and dont like, understand any dietary limitations I can prepare delicious, healthy meals for you and your family to enjoy.
( 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.
The mural signifies
( 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.
After a strong track record as the leader of Gwinnett County, Commissioner Charles Bannister vacates his post without any anticipation from his peers.
Although he was cleared of not being charged of a DUI, after his blood test showed no alcohol in his system, as more people in the public eye are realizing that right or wrong, once your name hits the media., the damage is done forever.
Not to mention an investigation of county land purchases. One of the land deals called for the county paying $2.3 million for 33 acres adjacent to the 297-acre Palm Creek Park site. The price tag is more than double the $33,000 per acre suggested by a county-approved appraiser.
(Pictured L-R: Mr. William Livsey Jr.,Four Star General Bill Livsey, Jeff Hanna, Tom Livsey)
On October 3, 2010 Anderson Livsey Elementary.held its formal ceremony for the two families name sake. The Andersons and the Livseys. In the mist of dignitaries from the the state , the county and family members from all around the country the event was a grand occasion.
Yes, I know I can get over thirty thousand for this immaculate flawless Mercedes SL 500 Roadster with only 60,000 original miles. But, I am selling it to help sponsor our new school Anderson Livsey Elementary.
The first $ 21,500 will take it home. Call me Tom Livsey 678-580-0757 or email me email@example.com by Mnnday,Oct. 11, 2010 before I come to my senses!!!!(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8j2ej5jqQw)
Oh yes, the ninety degree days have been replaced with cooler days and even cozy nights. Now is the time to head to north Georgia and take your family to Hiawassee, GA.
For less than ten dollars a person you can entertain your friends and family. Great Music Performances by: Crystal Gayle, Percy Sledge, Connie Smith and several more are waiting to make you forget the evils of this past week...(Click on the title to read full article)
Parents Of Snellville, With Young Children---Bring them all on Saturday to have big fun at
Country Corner's Fall Festival.
Oh yes, fall is in the air now, and now its festival season. If you are wondering what to do with your young ones this weekend, then bring them to Country Corners. Its a very inexpensive way to entertain your kids outside your house.
Just last month, Country Corners was awarded a distinguished award from National Association for the Education of Young Children! The NAEYC accreditation
Only two other day cares in the Snellville area are held to such high esteem. The whole community is welcomed and are encouraged to bring any of the less fortunate kids in the neighborhood with them for an extremely fun day enjoying some of the most popular child games and events around, that will guaranteed to make everyone in attendance smile with glee.
This Sunday will be special. If you wake up and put your shoes on your right foot, then additional surprizes awaits you, here in South Gwinett. Sleeping bags are already spread out and the poop tents set.
This is a historic event.
Anderson Livsey Elementary School will be formally honored with the presents of a four star general named General Bill Livsey
Do you realize there is only two more months in this decade.(2000-2010). Well the folks at G Liquidation are helping you remember. If you have been in need of a high quality pre-owned stove, refrigerator or washer, then now is the time to rush over to G Liquidation in Lawrenceville, Ga. They are ready to blow-out all of their inventory !
For over three years G Liquidation has been serving the citizens of Gwinnett County, Georgia. in need of pre-owned appliances...(Click Title For Full Article)
Georgia is one of several states in which CFA will be conducting this project to fight fake check scams over the next several months. Participating financial institutions in Georgia are listed below. Banks and credit unions in Georgia that have not yet signed up to participate are welcome to do so and should contact Susan Grant at CFA, 202-939-1003.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., September 28, 2010) Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation will partner with Page2Stage Productions and Stacey Sparks Events to present "The Haunting on the Square," a chilling murder mystery dinner event at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. Leading up to Halloween, the event will take place 7:00-9:00pm on Fridays, including October 8, 15, 22, and 29.
Guests will explore designated areas of the Courthouse with paranormal guides. When spirits surface from a 100-year-old murder, it will be up to visitors to solve the mystery at the Courthouse. (Please note that all events and historical depictions for this murder mystery are fictional)...
The ceremony has been a long time coming, especially this time last year the school had been slated to be named after another first family, the Snells of Snellville. The Livseys and the Snells are recognized as two of a handful of families to settle Gwinnett County since 1840.
After over a year long fight to have the brand new school named after their fathers, Thomas Livsey and Willie Anderson, along with their immediate families, two groups were successful in getting the Gwinnett County Board of Education to rethink its school naming process.
In the end both first families of Gwinnett County received a great compromise. The Livseys has a new school named after their forefathers, and the Snells received a new middle school named after Grace Snell, a wonderful educator of Gwinnett, during her teaching career.
Listen to the YouTube Above" A Change Has Come"...Will you change with the Andersons and the Livseys ?
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 29, 2010) – Back in April 2009, Gwinnett County hired a consultant to analyze its electricity accounts and recommend ways to reduce the $22 million it was spending to power its offices, courtrooms, water and sewer systems, traffic and street lights, computers, sports fields, the jail, the prison and other County facilities.
Since December 2009, this effort has produced ongoing savings of over $250,000. These ongoing savings are expected to increase to over $500,000 for the year. In addition, Gwinnett County has received one-time savings, due to refunds, of over $75,000. A number of additional refunds are presently being reviewed that, if realized, will increase this figure, according to County officials.
ATLANTA, GA (September 30, 2010) For many people, the perfect autumn weekend includes cozy campfires, gooey smores and fiery-hued forests. To help leaf peepers plan their fall escapes, Georgias State Parks have launched "Leaf Watch 2010" to track fall color as it moves across the Peach State and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Whether heading north for hiking and waterfalls or south for canoeing and camping, "Leaf Watch 2010" offers advice on where to find the best color at Georgias state parks. Found at www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/leafwatch throughout October and November, travelers can get updates on fall color, learn safe hiking tips, and make reservations for the many campsites, cottages and lodge rooms offered at Georgias state parks.
Simply call 1-646-478-0188 at 8:00 pm est. Tonight Sept. 23!!!
Please do not miss my talk show tonight, if you are a Civil War Buff ! Imagine if you could listen to Margret, the author of Gone With The Wind? Well tonight you can listen to Dr. G. Coletti, the author of The Granite Sentinel. His novel is going to make Mitchell's book a footnote on the Best Seller's List. The Best Christmas Gift of the decade about a history of over a millennium ago Listen to what critics are saying....
South Gwinnett Comets' senior running back, Aaron Wimberly was a Black Knights slayer on Friday, as he finished with 350 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns against Central Gwinnett on their own home field, in Lawrenceville. His most impressive touchdown was a second half 97-yard kickoff return. Explosive runs of 76 and 40 yards, along with a couple of long catches, it was "The Wimberly Football Show", for sure ! As a matter of fact, he set a school kick off record when he took it to the house from their three yard line.
It's a pity to see this attractive woman with a very good voice,hiding her talents behind some of the most ridiculous outfits, as if she wants to be the new "Madonna". The truth of the matter is that she has a better voice, if she focuses on articlating her sing voice and wearing a more a fabulous evening dress.right on line to be remembere as the biggest slut who has a voice. Here's your new nick name "Gag Ga Ga" !
Otherwise, you are
Call them at 8:00 pm Sept. 11,210, at 8:00 pm(est) at 1-646-487-0188 and talk to them!!!
My name is Tom Livsey, I am a news editor for over a dozen news sites on the web today, but during and right after my college years, I was a stockbroker, then an investmet banker with my best friend since my childhood named Barry Thrope. We were the young guns of Jason McKensie, Sand, Macmon. We worked with numerous bankers and architects to help finance and built many of our great structures that dot our nation like "Chicken Pots".
So many of these great minded individuals worked in offices around Wall St., as well as, inside the Twin Towers in New York City. Today they are dead ! We feel its our obligation to share their contribrutions to the world.
Are, you in the market to buy a new vehicle?
If so, the smartest buyers will spend this Labor Day to purchase their new car . The reason is because most of the car dealerships nationwide are offering mad last of the summer deals, in order to make space for their new shipment of 2011 vehicles. No matter the dealership, they are all just trying to clear off their car lot.
To be sure, this is a car or truck buyers market. From zero percent financing up to five years, or $2,000 to $5,000 in cash-back incentives are waiting for those who have the resources. You should not waste this Labor Day grilling .
Country Corners CDC Inc. daycare located at 3555 Lee Rd, is only one of three Snellville early childhood learning centers that has received its NAEYC accreditation. THIS IS A GREAT HONOR!
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the largest nonprofit association in the United States representing early childhood education teachers, experts, and advocates in center-based and family day care.
Since 1985, NAEYC's national, voluntary accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs, and helped families identify high-quality programs for their young children.
Chris Burnett is the National Managing Editor, "OurTown Super Hero." He is the guy who makes sure that the Local Editors have everything they need. Chris will be discussing the nature of internet hyper local news today, its future, the opportunity and the future of reporting the news, as well as, on line local retailers advertising. Its going to be a great show !
Its not even the first day of summer, and tempertures in Georgia has hit above 100 degrees. As I always do, I identify companies who are the best in the Snellville, Georgia area.
Monroe Heating and Air Conditioning is owned by one of the best HVAC guys ever. He name is Omar Monroe. Call him today. He will keep your family cool all summer long ! Tell him I sent you and ask for your ourtown discount !
As the pros are starting to outweigh the cons when it comes to school uniforms, there is one company that is leading the pack. SKOOLZONE is making a huge difference at several schools in and around the communities of Atlanta, Georgia, by keeping their prices very affordable for parents of school aged children.
SKOOLZONE is the brainchild of Decatur Georgia's Al Johnson and his wife Daphne Johnson...
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by Tom Livsey,Below is an article about a woman who wrote a comment about the two books that have made an impact in her 25 year sales career. It took her two decades to find another copy.
Well Dr. David Schwartz, was my Georgia State University Marketing Professor in 1983. He used to walk in the seminar room with " Zest " ! Eventually he became an investment client of mine at a local bank firm in Atlanta, as well as, my life coach and true friend. Dr. Schwartz made you addicted to knowledge.
He gave us a million dollar idea every week
by Tom Livsey,Topix/OurTown National News Editor,
For those of us who made it through our school years, many of us can now reflect on some of our experiences, as good ones. However, we all can remember some experiences that were not as pleasant.
For the most part, these negative moments were just that...brief bad moments out of a twelve year school career.
Can't we not all agree that one day, we should all be able to remember our school years as, "The Good Old Days, right !
But what if for some of us, these bad memories occupied more than a few moments ? What if most, if not all of your own school year memories were filled with daytime nightmares, that would not ever go away, at school, at home, awake or even tonight when you fall asleep?
Far away from his mind thirty years ago, was the thought of this South Gwinnett High School Graduate to prosper in either field of communications, like online print news or as an internet talk radio host, and becoming a respected national personality, to boot.
Well, Tom Livsey is bringing national exposure to his once sleepy town, named Snellville, Georgia. Check out his talk show www.blogtalkradio.com/twomucht
contributed by Omar Monroe,
Attention business owners need to make it a point to always search for knowledge that might help him grow his empire...but never forget that learning does not have to be always a painful experience ! Click on the title and you will see what I mean...
August 1, 2010 Last day of "Are we There Yet" at ART Station
Every Wednesday is Trivia night at the Village Corner German Restaurant at the corner of Main & JBR/Memorial Drive. For more information, call 770/498-0929
August 3, 2010 7:30 PM - Voting meeting of the Mayor and City Council at City Hall (922 Main Street, Stone Mountain Georgia 30083
August 7, 2010 Breakfast at Stone Mountain Masonic Lodge #449. Plan to eat with the Masons on VFW Drive from 7:00 AM until 9:30 AM. A donation of $4.00 gets you an old fashioned home cooked breakfast. Turn beside the U.S. Post Office on Gordon; turn left on Cloud and right on VFW.
( 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.
Niko's Wine Corner invites all the adult citizens of Snellville to their weekly Thursday evening wine tasting event. This is a free event, and is a great way for those of you, who wish to become more worldly in the field of Connoisseurs of wine.
Niko Patel is the owner of Nicko's Wine Corner located right down from Ronald Reagen Parkway off Scenic Hwy heading towards Lawrenceville, Ga. His store keeps the largest and the most desired wines in the whole state of Georgia.
Tonight will be the very first Internet based talk show at a beverage establishment located in Snellville, Ga., since the neighbors of Snellville voted to allow Sunday sales of alcohol beverages in local bars and restaurants.But still, buying alcohol in stores or supermarkets on Sunday in Georgia, is still prohibited.
All you have to do is call this phone number: 1-646-478-0188 at 6:00 pm from the comfort of any phone
by Tom Livsey,
Imagine going to your 30 year high school reunion from the comfort of your phone, no matter where you are in the nation, now add the aspect of making internet history, then you are observing what the class of 1980 will be doing this Friday night. They will hold their 30th Class Reunion completely on line !
( 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 (Added Cooling Comfort for our Elderly Seniors). Gwinnett fire stations made it convenient for them to drop off the fans.
As the Promised Land crowd poured in the school, eyes and smiles were afixed to their faces in amazement and glee. There was a high spirit of energy and pride. Several of the local businesses were there to greet parents and children alike, with either valuble information from Fitness 19, or a tasty scoop of Bruster's Ice Cream.
Both the Anderson and the Livsey families were there to share stories and shake hands with many of the impressed group.
( 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.
by Tom Livsey,
Everyone is invited to tour one of Snellville's Newest schools on July 22,2010. Anderson Livsey Elementary will open its doors on welcomed hinges. This is a great opportunity for students, parents, teachers and community members to mingle and tour this enormous place of learning. The two families, the Andersons and the Livseys are scheduled to be there, as well. The school is located at 4521 Centerville Highway, Snellville, Ga.
Bring the family, and be prepared to be wowed !
After buying a used car for her son, who is getting ready to attend Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga., Mary T. Pham and friend Kevin Doan, experienced car trouble immediately after buying the car that was bought, "As Is ".
Within a few miles the Nissan 95 Centura started to leak fluid and run hot. The couple's damaged car came to rest in a community call "The Promised Land". It is the oldest historic plantation in Gwinnett County, Georgia, about 25 miles east of Atlanta.. Within minutes they would experience the love that embellishes this community, like a fog at dawn after a night's rain storm.
A Change Finally Came---Snellville Elementary-to-Anderson Livsey Elementary
Well a change did come to the Promised Land on December 10, 2010. The Gwinnett County Board of Education decided , (with influence), to rename the new school in the Promised Land , to Anderson Livsey Elementary.
At the same time GCBE decicided to rename a recently built middle school in Snellville/Loganville area after a much deserving educator. The school will be named . Grace Snell Elementary, for a superb middle school teacher of the Snell family.
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..
Keep your lawn and landscapes clean and beautiful year round with the help from Lamar Lawn Care.
They are a Snellville family owned and operated service that aims to please. If you dreamt your yard was the best looking in your neighborhood, then call Lamar today, to turn your dreams into reality. Lamar Lawn Care is fast becoming one of Gwinnett's finest businesses.
Unlike many of the lawn care outfits
The Altamaha River in Wayne County is no longer the home to the 83-pound catfish that was caught by Jim Dieveney last Sunday. He is a 55 year old Screven general contractor, who knew he had to land the river monster in oreder for his friends to believe him.
Local businesses are getting the red carpet treatment these days from hyperlocal blogs and sites who are catering more and more to their needs. As ad spending on offline media such as Yellow Pages, radio and cable declines, online ad spending and outlets for local business exposure is on the rise.
With the advent of sites which cater to specific areas, regions and destinations around the world, more and more advertising opportunities are finally opening up for local businesses who wish to get in front of their target market to increase foot traffic, sales, and exposure. Sites like. OurTown.com are helping business owners who are trying to figure out how to get into the online advertising. game...and WIN !
Place of Enlightenment is a Georgia non-profit, multi-faceted self training organization, that seeks to provide help and assistance for the body, mind and spirit. It exist to lighten the load of an individual's mind and restore the self image.
Mr. David Murray is the founder of this astonishing organization.He has plans to expand his operations nationwide with the help of corporate support. The final goal is to empower those who are now powerless.
David Murray is an experienced and seasoned educator of students and adults alike, is also a motivational speaker on subjects about inspiring those who are ready to give up.
( 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.
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.
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.
Long are the days when young boys in the early sixties and seventies used to get together and play "Cowboys and Indians". Today with all the computer games and play sation alternatives, do not give young boys the sense of using their own imaginations to make their fun, like their fathers did in the past.
Well, that is not the case with four year old Lance Caldwell from Detroit, Michigan
ATLANTA, GEORGIA July 9, 2010 Atlanta Be Someone founder and CEO, Orrin Checkmate Hudson celebrated Independence Day by taking first place in the 5 - Minute Blitz Chess Championship at the 38th Annual World Open International Chess Tournament in King of Prussia, PA. Hudson, the creator of the award winning leadership chess program for kids and parents, also finished first place last year in the 10 Minute Blitz. These important wins prove Hudsons message is correct when he tells his students, "Nature is neutral. If you make the right moves you get the right results." Be Someone is a nationally acclaimed crime prevention program that uses chess to teach at-risk youth self-esteem, as well as responsibility and analytical thinking.
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. Art projects can be submitted and will be displayed during regular hours of operation at any Community Recreation Center .
Just when you thought that everything in Georgia would cost you an arm and a leg to take your family out for a day, Stone Mountain Park has come up with several outings that are free. While all programs are free, there will be a vehicle entrance fee, if you do not have an annual pass. Also some of the programs will require pre-registration.. .Click the title to see the events being offered for the month of July.
Everyone is invited to attend a July 31st fund-raiser at the Cottrell Circle C Ranch to raise money for the design and construction of a permanent display for the Chestatee River Diving Bell. Heading the night's entertainment is country and western entertainer Freddie Way.
A native of Northeast Georgia, Freddie, a songwriter, also plays the guitar and fiddle; he has a powerful voice and has opened for various major acts including Sammy Kershaw, Litlle Big Town and Ricky Skaggs.
He has recorded his original music in Nashville at the Dark Horse Recording Studio and Omni Sound Studio, and recently signed with Nashville's LowRider Entertainment for artist management and public relations representation.
Look forward to the 60th annual Georgia Mountain Fair, held at the historic Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds this summer! Thousands of visitors from across the region have experienced the excitement and nostalgia that the event has to offer. With first class musical performances, fun carnival rides, unique attractions and a glimpse into North Georgiafs rich history and culture, the Fair provides something for every member of the family.
My name is Tom Livsey. I am a news editor for OurTown Media for Snellville, Ga. I would like for you to spread the word and listen in to my show tonight .
The discussion will be about the overall body. Coach Palmer of Bodyrite will talk about the total core. He will answer some specific questions on how to attack difficult body parts, like the stomach, the thighs and the buttock. He will also talk about the importance to have a individual plan and a personal trainer along with a life coach to help keep you motivated, inspired and on track of your life goals.
Conditioning the overall body, Working the total core, Getting rid of stomach fat, Losing the fat thighs, Working your butt off
If you want to listen from your computer goto website www.blogtalkradio.com put twomucht in the search box and click on the Health and Wellness Part 3, or simply call
1-646-478-0188 at 9:00 pm.
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.
From this week's Forth of July Trip to your everyday travels back and forth to your workplace, the sweltering heat can turn your car into a chariot of fire, without proper maintenance. As we continue to set records for the number of ninety degree plus days in Georgia, simple repairs can become quiet costly if they go unheeded.
However, fortunately for the people of Gwinnett and Dekalb county there is a mobile mechanic who can come to your rescue. His bright smile and quick service could be your saving grace in your hour of auto despair...Once you call him, you can "Forget About It " !
Recently, Kevin Gragg started a mattress store in Lawrenceville that challenges the standard furniture store markups. By eliminating the luxury showroom, slick advertising campaigns and the well dressed fast talking sales force, Mr. Gragg is able to offer quality mattress sets at ridiculous prices.
Mr. Gragg explains how he is able to offer mattresses so inexpensively, "First, I run a clean, but no-frills showroom; secondly, I get overstock mattress sets from big mattress distributor up north. Every week he sends me a truckload of new mattressesthese are not irregulars or reconditioned setsthese are brand new mattresses still wrapped in the factory plastic. He marks everything down 50% 80%...which results in absolutely tremendous opportunities for my customers".
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The Center for Continuing Education will offer two career healthcare
training courses beginning September 11, 2010, in Lawrenceville,
Careers as pharmacy technicians and clinical medical assistants
are considered to be among the jobs in healthcare that will be in demand
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...( Click on the title to read full article )
by Tom Livsey,
Just Me Entertainment's, Frank Allen, entertained people all day long at the oldest plantation in Gwinnett County Georgia, named the "Promised Land ". Though it was a four way intersection at Lee Road and Anderson Livsey Lane. Mr. Allen had traffic coming to a complete stop simply by his subtle blend of music.
He played at the Livsey Saturday Community BBQ...(Click on title to read full article)
This is the time of year when less is more, including your weight. However most people, lack the motivation to do the required exercise regiment to maintain the perfect shape of their own body.
Without proper direction and motivation, any exercise program, or any excuse for not exercising at all, are guaranteed obstacles in the pathways to sustained weight loss results and ultimately failure in the end. That's why in the last decade or so, the market for a combined fitness and life training coach has exploded. However, due to the ...
by Tom Livsey,
The Grout Warrior introduces the "Biggest" breakthrough in tile and grout cleaning history.
Finally cleaning floors, counter tops, shower enclosures, carpet cleaning, re-grouting and color sealing has never been easier ! Especially if the thought of you getting on your hands and knees with a scrub brush nauseate you, then most people say...Just forget about it !
( 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.
Leslie Harris, Director...
by Tom Livsey,
It is nothing special these days when the Livseys get together for a family picnic. What is bazaar is how others marvel at how we all get along."Its like they are all family", is what I overheard a Dekalb County officer state to another officer at the reunion this year...Well hero, its because we are family. The Livseys are Black and White. After 170 years apart we have reunited as one today.
For more info about the Livseys simply "Google" their name ,"Livsey"... "Tom Livsey", "General Bill Livsey", Anderson Livsey Elementary School and Livsey Elementary School in Dekalb County, Georgia
Have you ever wished you could tell the world why your daady is better than all the rest ?
Well Thursday night will be your chance to show the world and let your father hear how proud you are of him...Call 1-646-478-0188...( Click to title to read full article ). The Maxwell youtube video above is this article is about a father's inability to show his love, and his asking to his wife to help him let his children know how much he truly loves them !
by Tom Livsey,
Love that has lasted over a half of a century is more than "Golden" ! It should be honored in concrete.
To be sure, your marriage perhaps have ran aground numerous times in the past. However, your continuous union is priceless for so many new married couples wanting to follow your path ...You two show what a real marriage is all about !
Now...Go eat some cake....AGAIN !!!
In light of the increasing number of cameras at traffic intersections, those who know where they are will react much differently than those who don't. This can and will lead to outburst from those who don't. Case in point...
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
by Tom Livsey,
Interact with the biggest stars of professional wrestling like never before at Promolast Atlanta Reunion Pro Wrestling Fanfest that is 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!
The Promolast Atlanta Reunion Pro Wrestling Fanfest will be going on all this weekend, on Friday and Saturday June 4th and 5th at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel Atlanta Airport. It will include a Yoga session with Diamond Dallas Page and Kimberly Page.
Its summertime. No more tests and no more teachers.
Alice Cooper is the spirited lead singer that made the long days of school all worth while. The last days of school. Passing your class and getting rid of your dreadful teacher....and finally graduating from the abyss you called high school, the last four years ....I salute you class of 2010. Now, for the past over forty years Alice Cooper has sang the same song to over a billion of high school students around the world. So, listen as he sings it especially to YOU ! However if you perfer a summer rap, then here is Will Smith's flavor. Before he made movies, he sang some sweet tunes... Enjoy both of them and have a great summer, but make sure to look out for your buddies, when you all are partying !
by Tom Livsey,
Dear School-Age Parents,
Its almost summertime and your kids last day in school. You should act quickly to make plans for the long days of summer.
Country Corners are now accepting applications for your children in the Snellville, Georgia area. They are a well equipped daycare conveniently located right down from the intersection of Mink Livsey and Lee Road.
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church invited the youth of Snellville and surrounding areas to the community youth revival.
The Revival is scheduled for three days June 9-11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
While the revival is being hosted by Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church - this is a community event.
Lawrence Taylor, known as L.T. is being charged for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl who police say was a runaway under the control of a pimp. Taylor was arrested in Room 160 of the low-rent Holidome in Montebello, N.Y., where the girl told police she was brought to have sex with him.
Once a superhuman NfL defensive end for the New York Giants. A two time Super Bowl Champion. He single-handedly changed the way offenses and defenses played the game of football. Though, Lawrence Taylor had his slips and falls with the law, he was always able to get up smelling clean.
However this fall might land him in a big bucket of poo, and if guilty, he will not come out smelling like a rose.
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...
To be sure, it doesn't take much for us to celebrate a holiday, no matter the real reason behind it. Case in point, holidays, like Cinco de Mayo, is a prime example.
Do you know that May 5th is not really celebrated in Mexico, however its a different story here in the United States.
Its just a great party excuse that many Americans can use to get off from work early and satisfy their spring fever.
However for the historians among us who are drinking tasty margaritas, here is the real reason for the day's celebration...
A man and his ever-nagging wife went on vacation in Jerusalem . While they were there, the wife passed away. The undertaker told the husband, "You can have her buried here in the Holy Land for $150 or we can have her shipped back home for $5000. The husband thought about it and told the undertaker...(Click on the title to read full joke) Very Funny !
Believe it or not, but even in these hard economic times, there is a hair salon in Decatur where you can get your hair done starting at ten dollars. Suite 20 is the brain child of Kristy Gaiters. You will be amazed with the quality that a Hamilton bill, (U.S. Ten Dollar Bill) can get you.
Well tit for tat, the beautiful ESPN Reporter, Erin Andrews received the copyright from the freak who filmed her while she was in a compromising appearance.
Its ashame that her expert reporting for the top sporting network in the world, was undermined by something so bazaar. However, she used her strength to persevere through her awkward situation. Kudos is in order for Erin !
by Tom Livsey,
Remember the old adage..."April showers bring May flowers"... and then comes June, July and August. The point is that it just get plain "Hot" in Georgia during the summertime, especially without A/C.
So 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!
Tomorrow's kids will be the product of new millennium technology. Unlike any generation that has come before them, today's toddlers are going to face new obstacles, challenges and opportunities that neither their parents or even grandparents will be able to comprehend.
All we can do is make sure that they are prepared with the best education, as soon as possible. The first recommended step that any concerning parent can give their child, is registering their young in the best daycare or pre-school available, like Country Corners.
pictured( Willie Anderson,Dorethia Livsey,Tom Livsey,Dr. McClure,Karen Anderson,Chad Livsey,Jim Steele)
Anderson Livsey Elementary School Opens Its Doors For The First Time Only To The Namesake Families
Here is a story of the merging of the finest Georgia public educational system with a loyalty of a Historic local community, along with a compromise.
Gwinnett County School System is the largest and most successful educating system in the state of Georgia. With over 123 public schools in its domain. Gwinnett County Board of Education reconsidered its gigantic size , when it came to recognizing the county's minority families in 2010.
If you are then waste no time to get over to Frank Jackson Ford in Sandy Springs, Georgia, and make sure to ask only for Don Kapela. He is waiting for you .
There are at least eight charteristics that you should look for when dealing with the common saleperson...Don Kapela has them all. Believe it or not , he will not steer you wrong. He will tell it like it is..God or Bad. Most credit is well taken into consideration !
With less than a half hour to go before the bell to signal the start of the NFL Draft, which way are the Atlanta Falcons going to go ? Many think the obvious, defense !
We know that they need a hard hitting linebacker, maybe a grocery store sacking defensive lineman, or perhaps a "Don't hit my mama" thick offensive lineman, but should they use their 19th pick to get a "slap your grandma" cornerback.
April 22, 2010 was just another Earth Day. I know that I have seen them come and go, but today when I dropped off my niece at school this morning, we had a talk about Earth Day.
She really did all the talking, I just listened. From her passionate conversation made me more aware that Earth Day is not about me as much as it is about her generation. However my actions can help or hurt her existence here on earth.
So, for the rest of the day, I made conscious efforts to make sure that I will leave a lesser dent on our environment for the rest of the year.
So, I am posting a helpful article that us baby boomers can use to keep this planet around for generations to come. I know I am going to try.
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.
El Jinete Mexican Restaurant is the spot for connoisseurs of authentic Mexican dishes and powerful margaritas. If you live close to Snellville, Ga., or just traveling through the south Gwinnett city, in search of the best Mexican restaurant, then a visit to El Jinete should be a "Must Do", on top of your weekend to-do list. !
There are so many great things about El Jinete. But if you could only mention three things, then their service, food and Texas margaritas would be in that order.
Now imagine how great their service and their food has to be, when El Jinete's "Texas Margaritas" are without a doubt, the best margaritas in Georgia ! (Click title to read more)
Dr. John Burrison will sign copies of his new book From Mud to Jug at the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia Saturday, April 17, from 5:30-6:30 pm. A folklorist at Georgia State University, Dr. Burrison is the author of the acknowledged principal history of Georgia folk pottery, Brothers in Clay.
by Snellville Historical Society,
As a youngster, the author and her family frequently
traveled Highway 124 South through
Centerville. After passing the award winning cotton
fields, the winding road went left, and the travelers
found themselves driving through a settlement of
small comfortable houses overseen by a two story
house that looked as if it were from another era.
Little did they know that this house had a story to
tell about the settlement of Gwinnett County and the
plantation called The Promised Land.
Thomas Maguire built the house after he came to
America from Ireland in 1818 and after acquiring
his first property with the lottery of 1820. About a hundred years later, Margaret Mitchell frequently visited the Promised Land to gain inspiration when researching her now famous book, "Gone With The Wind".
Lula, Ga., (March 29, 2010) Zipping through the treetops at over 30 mph with the rolling terrain of the North Georgia foothills will soon become the next must-do adventure for active outdoor enthusiasts. North Georgia Canopy Tours announces the April 1, 2010 opening of its two zipline Tours in Lula, Georgia, located in Hall County near Gainesville, one hour northeast of Atlanta.
With the help of a Tourism Product Development Grant from the State of Georgia, North Georgia Canopy Tours was able to launch its business at a greater scale. The company has already hired over 45 new employees as office personnel, photographers, and Tour guides...
Join the merchants of Stone Mountain Village for their 2010 Walk & Wine Tour beginning April 17th from 6:00 8:00 p.m. and continuing on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
Spend an evening exploring the unique shops, restaurants and galleries in Historic Stone Mountain Village while enjoying a sampling of a variety of wines. Participating shops and galleries offer a tasting of various wines, and delectable treats.
Each month wines provided will be from local shops for your enjoyment. Each month a new and exciting prized will be offered for visitors who visit five shops.
D & K Suit City is where you can dress all the men of your house for Easter under $200 bucks. Tell them that Tom Livsey sent you, and ask for your OurTown 10 % Discount!
Here are some of the specials awaiting you....
Unlike most of the other nonfoolish holidays, the history of April Fool's Day, sometimes called All Fool's Day, is not totally clear. There really wasn't a "first April Fool's Day" that can be pinpointed on the calendar. Some believe it sort of evolved simultaneously in several cultures at the same time, from celebrations involving the first day of spring.
The closest point in time that can be identified as the beginning of this tradition was in 1582, in France. Prior to that year, the new year was celebrated for eight days, beginning on March 25. The celebration culminated on April 1. With the reform of the calendar under Charles IX, the Gregorian Calendar was introduced, and New Year's Day was moved to January 1.
However, communications being what they were in the days when news traveled by foot...
Do not miss a great time with your family and friends while enjoying some great gospel entertainment.
Main Street Stone Mountain will host a festival featuring religious music and dancing this weekend.
Sone Mountain Village in downtown Stone Mountain presents a free Gospel music fesitval starting at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 27, 2010.
As reported on Friday, Sandra Bullock splits from tattooed husband who adultered with a tattooed nazi freak.
Now is when her worldwide fan base can come to her rescue. Apparently, America loves and stay be Sandra during these trying times.
One thing is for sure...She is above both of the inked beast.
Yesterday was the first day of Spring 2010. Two weeks from now it will be Easter Sunday. Ourtown in association with D & K Suit City off Memorial Drive in Decatur wants to save you money on new Easter suits for the father and sons in the house.
Jonathan and Tom Livsey want to outfit your handsome men as inexpensively as possible.
Call 404-508-1111. Tell them that OurTown sent you!
by Terrence Dixon,
Some might ask "where is Troy University?, or which campus do you attend?" These are frequent questions asked of a typical Troy University student. Troy is located in Alabama, 30 miles south of Montgomery off of highway 231. Its erractic climate makes the city of Troy so unique. Today it is 68 degrees with clear skies, but just a week ago we had 6 inches of snow. Crazy? Tell me about it!
From a college being founded in 1887...
by Tom Livsey,Not to often does one feel a breeze in a closed house. Not to often do I experience happenings that I have not lived through before, as a former seasoned investment banker and crafty media journalist.
Well this weekend, I experienced a breeze and experienced a happening from a young man that got my undivided attention. His words overwhelmed me ! He reminded me of my youth.
I have seen everything and witness even more. Until I had spoken to a young educated college man named Terrence Dixon. He is finishing his last year at Troy University. His major is in Communication. I know this should be enough for most young black men to achieve, right?
Well after talking to Terrence, he had me in a trance. He talked with vigor and his word rang with strength.
All of his accolades and awards that he has received in his life are too numerous to
In good times and bad, D & K Suit City is where the communities of metro Atlanta turn to for exceptional fashions. For decades D & K has been a fixture in Atlanta, Georgia.
With five locations, they have always embraced and clothed their neighbors, no matter the occasion. Mr. Jonathan Karam manages his family clothing empire. He is the son of Elie and Karen Karam. He's twin brother is named Justin, and he has a younger brother, named Joseph...
Why on earth would a man or woman release sex from their daily lives? The answer is bordom in the bedroom
SEX is only the most intimate pleasure that one can physically give each other free of charge and no interest on the purchase , in these days of economic doom.
Its hard to believe that you can have better sex than when you were twenty. However after that age most people lives become full of stress and other components of life. Sex, simply gets weeded out and continues to become out of reach for married couples from then on, until now.
Before Christmas 2009, I researched numerous computer services worldwide who were poised to help everyone from computer crashes to computer viruses, I initially reported Supportrix, as a final source of all your computer services, worldwide. Apparently, I was wrong.
Supportrix fuc**d me too!
Its been a difficult winter and a bad economy. Its really little to look forward to until the first day of Spring.
Well here is some OurTown breaking news to cheer you up for a while Snellville Folk. Go break your piggy bank and join me March 13,2010 at the Georgia Mountain Fairground in Hiawassee,Georgia...Sara Evans will be in concert. Jimmy Wayne will be also performing his latest hits. Tell your friends and your family, whatever you do , don't miss this show!
Southern states are in danger of losing critical, hard-earned gains in early childhood education the Souths most effective innovation in public education if state legislatures in the region enact substantial cuts to pre-kindergarten programs (Pre-K), according to a report released March 2 by the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) in Atlanta.
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.
The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds welcomes Travis Tritt on April 16, 2010. Tickets will go on sell March 5. Make sure to purchase yous right away, chances are tickets will go fast.
His early hits included, Country Club, Help Me Hold On, Im Gonna Be Somebody and Put Some Drive in Your Country.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. , Feb.25, 2010) Experience an exciting weekend of high quality junior tennis Friday, Feb. 26 through Monday, March 1 at the Hudlow Tennis Center in Best Friend Park . Other locations for matches will be at Rhodes Jordan Park, Rock Springs Park , and Mountain Park in Gwinnett County .
Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation will host over 260 young tennis athletes at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Southern Bullfrog Designated Tournament. The USTA is the national governing body...
Tom Livsey has created the "Promised Land Difference Maker Awards", that acknowledge Americans of all races who are visionaries too. People who are keeping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream, alive. Not for fanfare or community recognition,but merely, by the way they choose to make a difference, one person at a time.
Part of the Promised Land plantation Livsey's grandfather purchased in 1920, the community includes the original 1820 Thomas Maguire house that survived General Sherman's March through Georgia (www.gwinnetths.org/Tour/) and is home to many members of the extended Livsey family. The Promised Land community is located off Centerville Highway& Lee Rd., south of Snellville,Ga.
by Tom Livsey,
(pictured: l-r, Kevin, Yolanda, Tom with parents, Dorethia and Thomas Livsey)
WE ARE THE LIVSEYS---ONE OF GWINNETT COUNTY'S FIRST FAMILIES, 1840
In Snellville, Ga., a city about 25 miles east of Atlanta racial strives are being made by a prominent family mending their historic roots. White and Black Livseys becomes One Family...
Its our purpose to promote the heritage of Gwinnett County, Georgia. We feel its our duty to educate its citizens, students,and visitors of the influences and effects of the Civil War.
No matter how famous you might become, you can not ever elevate above Sicko's like the one who is aggravating Miley Cyrus. Fame will attract the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Selling your soul to the entertainment devil, might make new celebrities reconsider the career move altogether.
The first ever Charlie Murphy comedy show was worst than watching an unsuccessful calf birth.
Though he is Eddie Murphy's older brother, he lacks any comedy traits of his younger brother.
His latest artistisic acts, have been as a regular character actor on the Dave Chappelle Show.
From what he did on his first show, it should be his retirement party. He lacks
the comic timing on his long winded jokes.
If he can, he should return to Cappelle right away.
Snellville Computers is a small business that provides services for residents of Snellville, GA and the Metropolitan Atlanta area.
Our Business was established in April 2009 and Incorporated in December 2009 and we have resided in Snellville for One Year. Our goal is to provide affordable and professional computer service in your home or at your business. Our prices are very competitive and our services are guaranteed.
The purpose of the trip was to expose our children to one our nations great Black Universities and to inspire them to further their education.
While on the trip, they learned that within our storied history there were many brilliant Inventors and Scientists such as George Washington Carver and Political Activist and Educator, Booker T. Washington who contributed greatly to what America is today.
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.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Feb. 17, 2010) Cheer on soccer athletes at an exciting power wheelchair sports competition Fri., March 12 through Sun., March 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lucky Shoals Park in Gwinnett County.
Royalty Power Soccer and Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation will co-host the United States Power Soccer Associations (USPSA), 2010 Division II Eastern Regional Tournament.
Pictured: Thomas and Dorethia Livsey-(2007 NAACP Couple Lifetime Acheivement Award Winners)
The word "No" should be enough information for most people to understand that whatever they are seeking or requesting is NOT going to happen. In the sales industry, the word "No" only signifies the customer's lack of information.
We are all programed to say no to anything we do not understand or are knowledgable about. No is really a cry for help. No is a starting point and is not the end. But for many of us, we take the word as a final ending obstacle facing our future advancement. We simply give up.
However, there should be another word placed in front of the word... Don't...As in Don't K(no)w ? Case in point:
The Andersons and the Livseys are two proud tri-racial families ( Black, White and Cherokee Indian ) of the Promised Land Plantation...
by Tom Livsey,
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...
It is a celebration for the people of color, but in reality, it is a celebration for all God's children. There is no color in heaven, and there is no cover charge to be entertained.
What you need to do is get your life in order while you are here on earth.
Do not be afraid to possibly help someone else while you make your journey to the gates of Heaven.
Chances are you might make a difference in someone along the way. To be sure, if you make it to heaven, if only obvious that someone made a differenc in your life.
Well the capital was hit with an onslaught of wintry weather and after hitting the capital with over 36 inches. The storm moved southward to Georgia. Friday started like any other day, but showed the Snellville community that they are not quite out of the reach of winter. By the noon hour the snow started to fall , and fell for the rest of the day. Accumulation was said to be in the 3-8 inch range.
Just enough of the white stuff for people young and old to all become children again...
With the economic downturn in the past years, a lot of people lost their jobs. The unemployment rate has increased and so a lot of taxpayers were not able to pay for their tax obligations. It's a good thing that there is a tax debt relief that can work for your particular situation.
Have you ever wished that you could play a guitar like Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Stevi Ray Vaughn?
How about being able to sit down and express yourself in song. Moreover write a song and play it on a guitar in front of others. Ken Fatt is a master guitarist with a passion to teach.
The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Highway 76, West of Hiawassee, GA, is proud to announce a concert in March that you don't want to miss. Sara Evans with the opening act of Jimmy Wanye should be the best concert for you and your loved one to bring in the spring...
Twenty years later Dorethia Livsey takes the oath again to serve as Jury Commissioner of Gwinnett County. This dynamic woman was initially appointed by Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Starks to serve six years as the first Black Jury Commissioner in 1990-1996.
Now, February, 03, 2010, duty called on her as she was sworn into serve again in the same capacity. Those in the county who know her, have heard her say numerous times,"I am honored, yet humbled to serve".
Here's how to throw a Kick ass Super Bowl Party?
A Super Bowl Party is the biggest party of all house parties for all football watching events of the year. You will be known for the rest of the year, if you are a Super Bowl Party King...If they can remember it.
Collect twenty bucks from each guest. Keep a record of your hosting cost...
The Mayonnaise Jar
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle,
When 24 hours in a day is not enough;
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class
And had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly,
He picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
And start to fill it with golf balls.
Gwinnett County Magistrate Judge Mark A. Lewis has issued a permanent injunction against the city of Snellville. He overturned the City Council's Dec. 14 decision to approve Sunday sales by council vote, rather than referendum. The judge also invalidated the seven licenses the city handed out as a result of what he called an "illegally passed ordinance."halting the flow of alcohol at restaurants on Sundays.
Many people overlook an army navy store as being a great source for family gear. No matter if its a winter coat, a back pack, duffle bag or sleeping bag for your next camping trip. the Army Navy Outfitters is a customer focused company located in the heart of Snellville, Ga., and they have a deal for you.
As a news editor, and not a typist of any measure, recently noticed on Yahoo , the same question that puzzled me too!
Why are there little ridges on my keyboard, more specifically, on the F the J and the #5 keys on my computer keyboard?
I'm not blind, but when it comes to typing,I might as well besightles.
Warren Sapp was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery in Miami Beach on Saturday. Sapp, a former Super Bowl champion with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and more recently popular for his fine showing as "Dancing With The Stars" runner-up finalist on the show. Apparently, stepped on more than a few toes...
In a time of crisis organized community involvement is necessary to create effective support and opportunities for those in need. . A presentation of $100,000 in clothing was given by D&K Suits City to Hosea Help Feed the Hungry.
D & K manager Jonathan Karam made sure that he was in the mix. It was not for fanfare or recognition by others, it was simply his civic calling, and he will do it again, if necessary.
Sassy Beauty Mart strives with every effort to be the best priced and the most trusted beauty supply store in the metro Atlanta market. They have been serving local customers from one of their retail stores located in Snellville, Ga..
"We pride ourselves in our great selections, services and the low prices that keeps our customers coming back for years. We are now extending our same commitment and quality services to provide the best quality of Remy Hair", exclaims store owner, John.
Now is the time to contact your neighborhood HVAC specialist of Miracle Heating and Cooling. We are still two months from spring, and four months from cooling your home without a hand fan. Now is the best time to get the best deal of the year.
If you are in need of carpet or flooring, Carpet Depot Snellville on line storefront should be your first place to go! Since 1999 they have been providing homeowners around metro Atlanta and surrounding cities with a great local source for cheap carpet and flooring.
Carpet Depot Snellville prides itself with always maintaining a huge selection of discount carpet in their Snellville warehouse. Chances are you can always find what you are looking for pertaining to carpeting or flooring.
Oh my goodness,isn't it known to all in Snellville, Georgia, a simple rythme.
Drink water to stay pure,
Drink wine to make you feel fine,
Above all else, Drink beer at anytime !
Today its not a moral issue.
Its a commerce issue.
If the people of Snellvlle want to drink on Sundays,
they will do so weather if its in the city or outside the county...they will drink and pay you no taxes while doing it.
First, the Pro Bowl, which was already like "Playing Doll House with NFL players ", to start with for the last twenty years in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was at least held back until the Super Bowl was over. True the winners of the championship game might call in sick. However this year, NFL fans are for the first time going to do the same.
Second, in the last two -three years where fans have been made to purchase cable NFL packages from their cable channels,(i.e. NFL NETWORK.com) in order to watch the Thursday night games at the mid to the end of the year match ups, there should be a revolt against the commissioner, who allowed this to happen anyway.
Dr. Wilburn has taught 5th grade elementary school students for Dekalb County School Public School System for two years, then moved to teach 7th and 8th grade middle school students for Dekalb County Public School System for six years and taught 10th and 11th grade high school special needs students for Dekalb County Public School system for two years.
She has an overwhelming special interest in children and adolescents development.
Are you a beer or wine connoisseur, . A person of informed and discriminating taste: a connoisseur of fine wines and micro high gravity imported beer. If you are or would like to be, then Niko's Wine Corner is the only place for you.
Mr. Niko Patel is the proud owner of this oasis of fine wine and imported beers in Snellville, Ga. The store is only a little over a year old, and is really still under the radar of most of the citizens of Gwinnett County. He has over twelve years of beverage experience that he bags with your every purchase. There are items foreign to most package store in metro Atlanta.
Now is the time to contact your neighborhood HVAC specialist of Miracle Heating and Cooling. We are still two months from spring, and four months from cooling your home without a hand fan. Now is the best time to get the best deal of the year.
Can a dead man(David Jacobs), who committed suicide after killing is girlfriend first, be a verifiable source, when asking about illegal activities concerning steroid use by a former superstar athlete, Atlanta Falcon's Michael Vick.
Evidently, Mr.Jacobs and his girlfriend's life was more than a cover-up. Selling steroids to people like Bonds, McGuire or even Vick should not be enough to kill yourself. Hell, if this was true, someone else would have helped him out with his suicide.
Wheather or not you watch network night shows any more, apparently there are some people without cable that do.
The battle of the kings of late night talk shows, did battle and O'Brien walked away with a pocket full of money and his pride.
Gapped toothed Letterman and big chin Leno remain bitter with each other. However its really hard to find anyone who give a damn.
This past Monday as our country honored the works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,the Clinton Hill South Ward Improvement Association in Newark, NJ. honored a living legend, Mr. Eric Livsey for his continued work in his community and his city.
Confused and disgusted about buying over priced wine and imported beer. Niko's Wine Corner is the only place to quench your thrist. With hard to find wines and micro brews that stock every shelf in the store, one thing is for sure,You'll be smiling wide as you leave his door.
People of Snellville free yourselves of all the bad news reported about your city on the major news outlets, in Atlanta, Ga.
Fox5News, 11 Alive and Atlanta Journal just want to talk about the gangs in Snellville, the church fires ,the home invasions right down from South Gwinnett. They can care less about the good we all do in our community everyday.
Its because bad news sells ads on TV and in Atlanta Journal,
Help me share positive news that is left off the front pages of your "Old print newspapers", like Gwinnett Daily, Gwinnett Post and Atl;anta Journal.
All they care about is murder and rape, along with....
Jamaica Kitchen is a family owned and operated restaurant that prides itself on satisfying your homesickness for the "Promised Land of Jamaica", with feel good food here in metro Atlanta.
They are all about showing the love of island food. "We serve authentic and flavorful Jamaican cuisine, like our outstanding menu dishes of Jerk Chicken, Oxtail Dinners, Curry Goat, and Curry Chicken to name a few", describes Tracy Wong, the queen of Jamaica Kitchen...(Click title to read full article).
While DeKalb County officials ponder possible layoffs to offset a $50 million deficit in next year's budget, the DeKalb County Commission approved a $101,000 contract last week for wallpapering and painting county buildings.
The contract award comes as the commission is looking at laying off workers, offering early retirements, slashing library funding and not buying more police...
Obviously Roger Stephens was not the ideal grandfather, perhaps not even an ideal old school dad. Whether or not, it was just a bad day on his part, one thing is for sure, he is no Mr. Rogers in the neighborhood.
Mom or dad like it or not, time will make your kids grow and make you find yourself, an alien to thechild that always got in your way just five years ago. You must face it, daddy's little girl or mamas boy is reaching teen age status, and there is nothing you can do....Or is it ?
by Dorethia Livsey,
New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Observes The Ninth Annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr Celebration
New Bethel A.M.E.Church located at 8350 Rockbridge Rd,Lithonia,Ga.Chaplain Major Bill Manning will be the Guest Speaker during the 11:00 a.m. morning service Sunday Jan.16th, Reverend Ronald L Owens, Pastor.
The Pillar Of Strength Award will be presented to Bernice Reid
The United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County observes 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
The parade will be held Jan. 18, 2009, and will start at 9:30 am in front of the old historic courthouse in Lawrenceville, Ga., 185 Crogan Street at the downtown square.
The celebration will culminate at 12:00pm at Central Gwinnett High School, 564 W. Crogan St., Lawrenceville,Ga.
The below information has been verified and is being distributed by the Atlanta
Better Business Bureau:
Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers
With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of
fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as
workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country.
Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in
the United States and will gather information about every person...
Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
Saturday Jan. 16, 2010 9:00p 2:30p
Marriott Newark Airport Newark-Liberty International Airport
Special guest from the Music, Fashion and Film Industry
Adm.$15.00 at the Door
Host : Eric Livsey
Contact John Blassingame,
Publisher of the Today Black Men Magazine
(609) 655 3667
by Dorethia Livsey
The African Methodist Episcopal Church, Atlanta North Georgia Conference Lay Organization,Sixteenth Annual Lay Person Of The Year Banquet.
Theme Sankofa: embracing our past, celebrating our future, yes we can. This prestigious banquet was held at Saint Philip A.M.E. Church, in the Marcia H.Moss Fellowship Hall. Sister Annette S.Curry,.president of the Atlanta North Georgia Conference (angcio).
by Dorethia Livsey,This spectacular story can be found in the pages and between the lines of a Farm Journal or diary, that was kept from July, 1859 to July 1866 by the master of this plantation. Maguire came from Ireland and settled in Gwinnett County, Georgia. He became one of the leading citizens of the county. Some sixty years later, Margaret Mitchell frequently visited the plantation to do research on her now famous novel, "Gone With The Wind"...
Philadelphia Eagles best play against the Dallas Cowboys was the touchdown pass by Michael Vick. McNabb is already having to respond to serving up his head in his hometown of "Brotherly Love" of Phily.
What do you think of the possibillity of bringing Michael Vick back to Atlanta, Georgia ?
by Tom Livsey,
Snellville Framing and Fine Arts To The Rescue!!!
Here we are entering a new year and a new decade---2010. After one of the United States most depressing economic times in recent past, most Georgians dreaded the thought of giving gifts this time around on December 25th. It was not about being unkind or anti-social......it was simply about people with limited cash.
However, can you remember when you were in grammar school? Do you remember that it was simply your picture in the first, second or fifth grade that made your grandmother, grandfather, your uncle or your aunt smile.
They were so proud of YOU ! Chances are the same picture can be found in their home today. Get a family picture framed at Snellville Framing and Fine Art today to help remeber 2010.
Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages you to seek your own spiritual path. Our faith draws on many religious sources, welcoming people with different beliefs. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. Our congregations...
While not necessarily " Calls of the wild", but a farm cow call of "Moo" is used to communicate with their calves and other cows and bulls. The sound can be used to locate and warn others of danger. Likewise today when homeowners are overwhelmed with home repairs and major additions, they go "Moo" too ! As in MOO Construction owned by Michael Oliver.
A growing number of homeowners located around metro Atlanta, have experienced the satisfaction of using Moo Construction, for help remodeling, refurbishing and expanding their biggest investment. Though there are several TLC Do-It-Yourself shows that encourage homeowners how to do weekend home improvement, in real life, its easier to go "MOOOOOO....Michael Oliver", we need you !
Here's what Mr. Oliver has to say...
If you are like most people in metro Atlanta, Ga., You are putting off paying your taxes. To be true this is an article that you might overlook on purpose. That's exactly what the government wants you to do. You see, if you delay payment from them , then they will continue to earn interest on your much needed money.
For those who live around south Snellville,Ga. , it might surprise you that you might receive a refund this year. There are some tax law changes that might benefit you and your family. Case in point, Did you have multiple twins this year?
One thing for sure, is that Centerville Hwy.'s ' Liberty Tax Service center managed by Mr. Antwaun Oliphant will...
Gilbert Ornelas has been sat down by the NBA commissioner, Mr. Stern. He stands to lose $147,000 a game. Numerous times, he smiled and acted like he didn't do anything so outragous for having several guns, (Unloaded ), in his locker, last week during a disagreement with a teammate.
His dumb smile will soon turn upside down. Now you know what Charles Barkley meant when he said " We are not role models"...
The new year brought a cold snap for metro Atlanta. Temperatures reaching down to the lower teens, cracked many water main pipes throughout Atlanta.
But for local businesses like the daycare owner of Kids "R" Kids #10 , Harry Patel, they are pressing forward and its business as usual for them...
Book your class now !!!
A Great Idea For Your First Date--Or Your Whole Family-Learn To Cook Chinese Dishes For $10 Bucks.
If you are searching for inexpensive activities for your first date or educating your children about another culture, then Natalie of Chinese Southern Belles, would like to teach you how.
Well today's evidence shows that Kentucky Fried Chicken corporation has addressed this universal problem head on. Apparently, they double dip their local site managers in an awesome customer service batter.
Understand, great training is not noticeable until something bad happens on site. That's when a highly trained manager can right a wrong effortlessly. Think about it until a house fire, you won't quite know who's driving those big red trucks with sirens around the neighborhood, nor how good they are until then.
Case in point, after shopping with my sister Yolanda Livsey at Stone Crest Mall off Turner Hill Rd.,
Hardly a week goes by without a horror story somewhere in the nation about a negligent daycare mishap.
Unlike shopping for the cheapest price of a gallon of gas, money is not part of a parent's childcare equation, but safety and comfort has to be a known variable.
Finding a high quality daycare ranks top priority with working parents who have young children. There is no way for them to concentrate at work unless they know that their children are in good hands.
At the risk of being politically incorrect, the question on the minds of most of them is, "What are we going to do with them, while we are both working full time"? The answer might be... Kids 'R' Kids #10...
Will you remember today ten years from now ?
Do you remember, or can you remember this ?
Prince's top hit in 1982. "Party Like Its 1999" ?
Here's a sample of the first verse, in order to refresh your memory.
" Don't worry, I won't hurt U
I only want U 2 have some fun
I was dreamin' when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray
But when I woke up there this mornin', could've sworn it was Judgment Day
The sky was all purple, there were people runnin' everywhere
Tryin' 2 run from the destruction, U know I didn't even care
Each new year we grow older and each new year we forget to remember how to keep connected to our youthful zest of life. Trust me Father Time has a seemingly way to poke a hole in your inner child. Eventually one day, you too will find your youth canteen has run dry.
As we enter a new year , here is a list of reminders that might keep a endless drip of fresh water in your life's thermos.
Thank God that you survived another year and a new decade in the year 2010. Now should be the time to recollect your failures and your successes. Then hit a knee and praise your Lord for making it this far in our world of death and dispair...
Women of color in Dekalb and Gwinnett who are searching for "Good Hair Care" Services must visit Acts Of Valor in 2010.
While there's nothing quite like home sweet home, the reality for most mothers and single women, is that you can not always relax, be pampered and be given individual service at your house that is occupied with your family. A great hair salon can prove to be the best stress relief.
Acts of Valor is a hidden treasure in Lithonia, Ga., when it comes to glamorous hair salons east of Buckhead. As soon as you walk in the door, an aire of calming peace surrounds...
"Operation Stop and Think" offers free funerals for those who decide to drink and die this New Year Eve's
Barry Miller of McGuire, Jennings and Miller Funeral Home in Rome, Ga. hopes to make people think twice about drinking and driving this New Year's Eve. Unlike a two-for-one whopper coupon at Burger King. This funeral home doesn't want you to take them up on this offer....
Gone are the days of lively debates at your town bar. Today with most eating establishments now being nationally chained restaurants, like Applebee's Outback and Chili's, its hard to speak your mind without risking being politically incorrect.
Since the beginning of our country, old local pubs were where politics, religion and ideas about the future...
(pictured l-r: Nancy Perez, Alexis Livsey, Stephany Perez)
While most of us in Snellville sit back after a hearty meal and a long day with family members, I would like to introduce to the world three young girls, who are spending this Christmas holiday, to brainstorm their ideas to create their very own bank in Snellville, Georgia in the near future. The banking industry should beware of these girls in ten years...
by Tom Livsey, OurTown Editor,
Over two thousand years ago, God gave to the world a gift that keeps on giving for all eternity. God gave us Jesus Christ. He gave us his only begotten child. He was born of human flesh and died on the cross for each and everyone of us. A lamb of sacrifice.
He is the reason for this season and this holiday Christmas. He is the conquer of life, death and misery. For he shall save only his people who believes in him, and only He can give you eternal life. He is the door...to Heaven.
Education, social status, money, priest, pastors or the Pope can not save you....Only Jesus Christ can write your name in Heaven. Let him into your heart, and share the real meaning of Christmas with your family today....
Members at Park Springs, the Southeasts premier continuing care retirement community recently donated $203,000 to employees at Park Springs as part of the communitys Employee Appreciation Fund. Members raised money over the course of the year through various community fundraisers as well as through monetary donations.
If you ask any of your friends to list three of their bad habits, they would probably tell you more than ten. All of us have habits and they decide what kind of people we are. We all know the stress caused by bad habits in our life. However, we find it difficult to break the habit. Fear of success can spoil the attempts to change habits. Nevertheless, following the powerful methods suggested by habit changing therapists and clinical psychologists can help to break the habits and to improve your quality of your life.
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If you think " Gone With The Wind " depicted life before and during the Civil War in the south, was a treasured romantic novel, then you must get your hands on this book Now ! A must have book for every Civil War buffs worldwide !
This historical fiction revolves around the Jernigan Family. The Jernigans are fictional citizens of modest means, living in the shadow Stone Mountain in Georgia. The family migrated from South Carolina, bringing several slaves with them in the 1840s to begin farming.
This story is primarily about the little hamlet of Stone Mountain, Georgia, which originally was incorporated as New Gibraltar in 1839.3The story encompasses the years before, during and immediately after the Civil War as experienced by this family and their loved ones, bringing to life the history of this period.
NEW! Magic Power Coffee is the worlds first "aphrodisiac coffee". Increase the sensation and the satisfaction of your love making, every time.
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Where can Gwinnetts kids go to see that groceries didnt always come from the local grocery store? At Gwinnett County Parks & Recreations Freemans Mill Park , kids will get the opportunity to play among history.
This newest park along the banks of the Alcovy River includes a unique playground that replicates a gristmill, picnic pavilion, half-mile multi-purpose trail, parking and restroom facilities as well as the historic Freemans grist mill.
With major shopping malls and their parking lots full with last minute santas, one store will be less crowded and less expensive, The Dollar General. Gifts you might find might not be jaw dropping when they are opened on Christmas, but can be a life saver later this winter.
Many of you who live or grew up in Black communities in the United States have probably heard of "Watch Night Services," the gathering of the faithful in church on New Year's Eve. But do you know why ?
The very talented rapper Lil Wayne was hindered by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Texas on Friday. Authorities found marijuana on two of his tour escort buses, with the aid of a drug dog.
His posses was heading towards Larado, Texas, after finishing a stellar concert..
Jon and Kate Gosselin finalized their divorce on Friday. No more marriage. No more family. No more TV reality show. Kate will get the house in Pennsylvania, and eight of the youngest celebrity kids in TV history. One would hope the best for the two parents. However, the nation hates the break-up for the eight...
(pictured l-r: Mrs. Rooker, Alexis Livsey, Mr. Bernal),
Last night, the community of Snellville, Georgia was blessed to witness a " Christmas Miracle" first hand. They watched a group of 12 year old music students at Snellville Middle School grow, right in front of their eyes. Understand Four months ago most of the students in the orchestra didn't even know how to hold a violin, much less play one. Well Thursday night, these tweens showed complete control over that little guitar, as they performed...Brilliantly!
But when you associate sex with relatives who don't call anymore, then life is not worth living anymore. How can one forget about sex? Second thought, images of two seniors going at it in their bedroom might make you not only loss your mind, but your lunch, too!
This how Tiger looks when he orders waffles at Waffle House. Can you imagine how he looks when he orders buffalo wings at Hooter's ? Sick'em Tiger !
Tiger Woods alleged porn star mistress Holly Sampson claimed on TV seven months ago that she had bedded the golf ace. From what she says, the golfer knows how to use all of his golf clubs, including his putter.
There will be more computers bought during this Christmas season than any other time of the year. Window 7 and the latest Mac laptops and desktops will be found under millions of Christmas trees on December 25Th. From the young and old alike, smiles will soon turn to frowns in the months to come, when they start to experience computer problems in the near future.
The fact is that many customers of new computers will become victims of computer viruses within the next twelve months. Most of the problems will not be covered under the manufacturer's warranty. Chances are great that they will be made to reach deep into their pockets once again. One way to feel confident that this situation won't happen to you is to purchase a plan with SUPPORTrix., along with your new computer. Allan Quino will be your personal computer tech.
For the first time in over one hundred years, the "Big House" in the Promised Land is now empty. No more daycare, before there was a daycare industry in existance. No more jelly biscuits before school. Moreover, no more Sunday dinners after church before New Bethel A.M.E. had a kitchen....In short, there are no more eggs to fry at the "Big House".
Thomas Maguire's Promised Land Plantation sits void of sound today, after Aunt Melly passes her communication torch to the ages. One of a few standing plantations in Georgia, that survived the burning of Atlanta, and General Sherman's, "March to the Sea", at the end of the Civil War, stands silent for the first time.
Tiger Woods marriage prenuptial agreement reportedly has changed...
What a difference only a week can make. Just ask Tiger Woods. Last Thursday was Thanksgiving Day, surely like most Americans, the Woods' probably enjoyed a hearty meal. Taking time out to give thnaks for family members, friends and the year just past. One thing is for sure, Tiger will not be thankful for this week just past, next year at Thanksgiving..The Daily Beast is reporting that Elin Woods is renegotiating the couple's prenup.Apparently, it cost a lot to be the top cat in the world.
PARKLAND, Wash. - A gunman walked into a coffee shop and shot and killed four police officers Sunday morning in what sheriff's officials described as an "execution."
Source: ( http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34194122/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/ )
You do not have to be a pastor or priest. All you must include is your passion for your loved ones and the inspiration from a higher being.
We are looking for the Top Ten Prayers Of the Day. So its important to vote for yours or other prayers that you like. The winner will be interviewed and published next week.
Even in these bad economic times, people still are buying cars because of their needs to travel in search of jobs and additions to their families. However using the laws of supply and demand one can find a better price when there are more cars for sale than being bought. Yet the smartest way to purchase your next vehicle, is to go the stimulus route by using an experienced car broker, like Davis Motors Inc. to save you days of stress and thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars for a small flat fee... Please click on the title of the article to read the full set of reasons to start your car search with Davis Motors Inc. You will have enough cash left over to make sure Santa will put a smile on all your children faces.
Gwinnett County Parks & Recreations George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center is sponsoring an exhibit of paintings and photography featuring the Buford Artists Group titled "What Ive Seen.".
The 13 artists that comprise the Buford Artists Group gather regularly to hone their artistic skills and challenge each another to further express themselves in creative and unique ways. Several members of the group were mentored by Joseph Perrin, Professor Emeritus at Georgia State University...
Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN), along with community members across the country will lead a National Day of Outrage on November 23 at 2:00 p.m. (EST) to call attention to the nationwide epidemic of violence in urban communities.
Thousands of concerned citizens will come together from Chicago to New York and from Atlanta to Los Angeles to stand together with a unified message that vicious senseless killings in our communities will no longer be tolerated.
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As a matter of fact, "Barbershops and beauty salons are perhaps second only to black churches as institutions in the community," said Ingrid Banks, an associate professor of Black Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. Foo Hair Design is such a temple for seeking a good haircare institution in metro Atlanta, Georgia.
SAN JOSE, CA June 12, 2007 Pinger, Inc., a mobile voice messaging service, today announced their support for the National Safety Council's Driving Safety Week, June 11-15 by offering the company's instant voice messaging service as a safer alternative to driving while texting. By using Pinger, safety conscious drivers can send expressive voice messages rather than typing on tiny phone keypads. Listening to a Pinger message often takes only a single key press.
In the last decade, legislators, public safety officials and activists have attempted to shine a spotlight
DALLAS, Sept 28, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ ----- Senior Healthcare Consultants (SHC), DBA, owned by RJR Insurance Services, Inc., one of the largest captive-distribution senior insurance marketing firms in the Nation, announces its officers & distribution managers for the 4th Quarter 2009 and 1st Quarter 2010.
"In order to have a successful growing business, you must have foresight beyond the norm. You must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing, plan wisely, and execute it swiftly at the right time. The individuals we have chosen as our Officers and Distribution Managers to lead our Companies for our next 6 months have proven to possess this ideal through their outstanding performance and leadership," said Richard P. Dale, Jr., President and CEO.
As you may know, recent hail and wind storms caused damages to many homes in Georgia. However, some homeowners feel that their homes were not affected by these storms. The fact is that leaks resulting from these types of storms may not occur until months after the initial damage. If sufficient damage is found on your ROOF your insurance company may replace the entire roof.
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Generation T is the span of Americans born from 1996- 2006. They are the home computer babies. This age group will be able to process everyday problems with more ease than you were able to do when you were in grammer school. Wow !
2010 is going to be an awaking year for the young parents who have children in any educating institution. Be it daycare, kindergarten, elementary or middle school. Your young ones have been exposed to technology everyday, and they are not taking you with them.
Stone Mountain, GA- Stone Mountain Park and Rolling Thunder Enterprises celebrate National Native American History Month with the 6th Annual Pow Wow & Indian Festival, November 3-6, 2005. The four-day festival is held at the Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard inside Stone Mountain Park. Visitors will learn about and experience several aspects of Native American culture through dance & ....
Two of the organizations goals are to provide a cage-free, no-kill shelter for rescued animals where they can experience the best care in a loving environment until they are adopted, and to find permanent, loving, homes for its rescued animals. Relying on a network of volunteers and numerous donations, Furkids has rescued and altered more than 5,000 homeless animals and placed them into happy homes.
True to that goal, Furkids recently sent one of its homeless animals to a loving, permanent home. This animal is really special: Millie, a 12 to14-year-old brown tabby cat, was the shelters longest resident, having lived with Furkids since 2003.
FORT HOOD, Texas The U.S. Army says 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting rampage on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas. Lt. Gen Bob Cone said at a news conference that one shooter has been killed and two suspects were apprehended on Thursday. He says they are all U.S. soldiers.
CARTERSVILLE Come to Cartersville in November to see Georgias representatives crowned for the 2010 Miss USA and Miss Teen USA. The Miss Georgia USA and Miss Georgia Teen USA pageants will be hosted at the Woodland Performing Arts Center November 12-14, 2009 in Cartersville.
Contestants arrive on Thursday for production rehearsals, followed by the Preliminary Show on Friday at 7 p.m. The Miss Georgia Teen USA Final Show will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m., followed by the Miss Georgia USA Final Show at 8 p.m. Preliminary Show seats are $30.00, and Final Show tickets are $35.00; Visa and MasterCard accepted.
Why keep aspirin by your bedside?
About Heart Attacks
There are other symptoms of an heart attack besides the pain on the left arm.
One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating, however these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
This free indoor craft fair features jewelry, gift baskets, hand-sewed items, and more! What started off as a local community event has grown over the years to include new crafters with unique one-of-a kind crafts and items. While the adults have fun shopping, children under 12 can create their own masterpiece make-and-take craft.
(Not pictured)On Oct. 30, the Ricketts family were announced as the new owners of the Cubs, buying the team, Wrigley Field and a share in Comcast SportsNet Chicago for $845 million from the Tribune Co, according to MLB.com.
Among the purchasers is Laura Ricketts, a lesbian who now becomes the first out individual to own a professional sports team, according to MarketToMarketLLC.com.
According to ABC7Chicago.com, Laura, who lives in Chicago, is a member of the board of Lambda Legal, a national organization fighting for gay rightsincluding same sex marriage.
Can you remeber your New Year resolutions from last year? Chances are that one of them probably mentioned you losing the wieght that you gained during the holiday season . Hey fatty, you are no different than anyone else. If you don't curb your sweettooth this holiday season....
What might be a young woman's best attribute, can also become her own demise. As more young women decide to enlarge their breast size, the risk of breast cancer is showing its ugly face at an earlier age for women even before 30 !
Have you checked on your girls lately ?
This past Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. Atlanta resident Stephen Currie took possession of his new all-electric Wheego Whip from Wheego CEO Mike McQuary. He became their first customer.
Its ugly as hell, but these cars suppose to do something for our environment. You Decide. One thing for sure, if he has an accident in this coke can on wheels, he should go ahead and kiss his butt good-bye.
Its one thing to save the world, and a totally different thing to save your own ass on I-285 during rush hour.
South Gwinnett Comets offered up a tricked up defeat to their local rival Brookwood Friday night. If Brookwood hope to maintain a eight year record of reaching the state playoffs the Comets did not do them any favors. For over twenty-seven years Brookwood has been a thorn in South Gwinnett's side. This year the Comets of South Gwinnett pushed needles in the sides of Brookwood's Bronco'sthis time around.
by Tom Livsey
Planning a family dinner trip to LITTLE MEXICO is "A MUST" for the citizens of Snellville, Ga. Conveniently located, but somewhat off the beaten paths of many of other restaurants in the area, LITTLE MEXICO is for sure, one of Snellville's best hidden treasures.
The restaurant is located at 1830 Scenic Hwy.(124), in the Verizon shopping strip, just north of Ronald Reagan Parkway heading towards Lawrenceville. It has been in business for about a year. So, not many people in the area know about its existence. However if you are a connoisseur of fine Tex-Mex cuisine and wished for a local family friendly Mexican restaurant that provides great tasting food with great service at reasonable prices, then your prayers have been answered. The "Icing on the Cake" is that their "OurTown" Margaritas are insanely delicious.
Dionta Browning was waiting for a woman when cars boxed him in and opened fire, shooting him 31 times, his family said.
Georgia Department of Corrections Dionta Browning, 29, was in his car in southwest Atlanta when he was shot 31 times.
Momma Joanna Hayes is being held in the Gwinnett County jail on charges of gunning down 25-year-old Heather Allen Strube in a Snellville parking lot. After months of investigation, all evidence lead back to the disgruntled mother-in-law. Hayes' son was going through a divorce and custody battle with Strube at the time of the murder.
Hey, fool today is October 30 th. The day before the most involved holiday of the year. Though Christmas and Thanksgivings are both close seconds in celebrations...its Hallween that makes everybody "Trick or Treat".
Party if you must with kids in the streets...who will know your old a-s age under a cheap last minute homemade costume
Tyra Banks held a talent show auditions in Atlanta, Ga. this past August. Obviously, they were not prepared for the enormous crowd. Little attention was given to the comfort of the large crowd's comfort.
However, the production crew revamped the original procedures in the cities following Atlanta. Who knows, if a model is entered from Georgia, she might win the whole thing by sweating it out in the first place.
Well, if Terrell Owens drew a large market of tv viewers who wanted to find out more about his sad personal life. Then BET new reality show with Michael Vick will be off the charts next year.
No matter how impersonal T.O. really is in real life, the ratings kept getting better and better as the 2009 summer ended. The reality show helped gain some support for T.O. as he changed NFL teams again.Initially critics on the outset predicted that the show would be a bust. However after the eight week series started, most were surprised that the show ratings surged as the series continued.
Its like building a fort on an Indian reservation. How can you build a school that will educate children in the immediate area and not acknowledge the community leaders request to name the school after the forefathers of Anderson Livsey. Is it politics? There is no racial inference or implications by the Livseys or the Andersons. The three families are very friendly with each other. Its simply an oversight by a county government with no compassion for this historic neighborhood, or its citizens.
by Tom Livsey
Regardless of the rain and cold weather, the annual "Taste of South Snellville Day" was a success. The community came out to support the local businesses in the area to sample their products and learn about their services. Centerville Business Association hosted the event on the grounds of "The Church Of The Redeemer" at the intersection of Zoar Road and Centerville Highway on Saturday afternoon from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
The United States of America is not in the leadership position anymore. The world has caught up to us, and will soon pass us. America has grown at just over 3%, Brazil around 6%, India at around 9%, and China floating around 11%. According to a study on emerging countries by Goldman Sachs, China will pass us in 20 years if they grow at even half the pace they are right now.
The US is only in leadership in one area, military and arms. We are Sparta! Between 2000 and 2007, the global economy grew faster and more then it has in four decades. Al Qaeda has not made a major attack on anybody anywhere since 2001. Irans military spending is 1/110th that of America and North Koreas trouble making is limited to just in its own region.
There haw be a happy ending after all for owners of Sidekick phones who thought they might have permanently lost occurrence numbers and other individualized aggregation they had put on the gadget.
Earlier this week, T-Mobile said aggregation stored by many Sidekick owners was "almost certainly" gone for good following a failure of the computers that remotely stored the data.
When Gwinnett County issues about $270 million in new revenue bonds for water and sewer improvements soon, it will get the low-interest benefits of AAA ratings thanks to new credit assessments from Standard and Poor's, Moody's Investor Services and Fitch Ratings. The County's overall credit rating remained AAA with a stable outlook as reported by the ratings agencies early this week.
Commission Chairman Charles Bannister said,
Parents of children strained by Gwinnett County school redistricting plans for next fall can now see detailed maps of the proposal.
In a report presented to school commission members last week, the revised regularise maps detail shifts in student population affecting about 9,000 children. The state is being taken to relieve overcrowding in the states largest school district, which has more than 160,000 students.
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- DeKalb County personnel conceive they know what caused the deadly van break in Stone Mountain. A personnel spokesman said the driver of the automobile was switching lanes when it hit the rear bumper of the van, feat it to lose control. The break happened around 4:30 p.m. on Highway 78 near Hugh Howell Road. It shut down eastbound lanes for hours.
Swine flu and kids: Doctors urge parents to watch for life-threatening warning signs
Max Gomez was a bright-eyed 5-year-old happy to have just started kindergarten when he developed sniffles and a fever. His mother figured it was only a cold. Three days later, the Antioch, Tenn., boy was dead, apparently from swine flu. At least 76 American children have died from the new virus, and doctors are urging parents to watch for warning signs that the flu has become life-threatening.
by Tom Livsey,
There is a historic community in south Gwinnett County, Georgia, that is confused with the formal process in naming a new school in its historic community for a well known family outside its 150 year old boundary.
Both families are two of Gwinnett's "First Families". The Livseys' and the Snells'.
The former just want to have a new community school named in the honor of their ancestors. The latter already has a city, as well as, other institutions of learning named in their family forefathers honor in the county.
The Livseys' have maintained the economical, racial and political interest of the county for the last 150 years in the Promised Land community. Its their name that is synonymous with this area of Gwinnett, not the Snells'. There are over five streets named in their honor, not one for the Snells'.
Currently the name of the new elementary school in the Promised Land is going to be named after a Snell, and not a Livsey....We want to know Why?
In a region of the United States that almost had neighboring governors coming to fistacuffs a year ago, received more rainfall in a ten day period that has not been witnessed in over 100 years.
The region in question, is the southeast. The state govonors were the elected officials of Alabama Florida and Georgia. Last year the southeast was in a state of drought. Hefty fines were issued to homeowners who failed to follow the even-odd watering bans. Drinking water was at a premium, to say the least.
A week ago, thousands of households in the metro Atlanta area, had fish swimming in their living rooms. What a difference a year makes. Recently termed the "South Soak of 2009", the people of Georgia found themselves in a mini Katrina.
The second biggest hit that an iPhone owner has to worry about, other than your biggest fear (another price drop) is likely that you will one day drop your precious phone and shatter the screen. If that sounds like you, read on for a cheap way to replace your screen in the event that it does happen. To be sure, it will happen, perhaps even more than two times during your phone's existence.
There is only three months from the twelve days of Christmas. And because most gifts are bought by women, Tom Livsey, the editor of Snellville OurTown is seeking College girls, At Home Moms and Retired Females in the Snellville and Stone Mountain area to make some easy
Christmas gift money---FAST !!!
Whether you have a small package needing to be mailed to a neighboring state or a bulk barrel needing to be sent internationally,Snellville's PAKMAIL Center is the best option to send items to businesses and loved ones alike.
PAKMAIL Center is conveniently located at 3550 Centerville Hwy. and Centerville Rosebud Road in Snellville, Ga. inside the Publix's shopping center in the South Gwinnett area. They are eager to win your packaging and shipping needs for both your personal and business demands.
You will be amazed with the courteous and quick service that you will receive from the people behind the counter. PAKMAIL employees pay close attention to detail, while giving you their undivided attention, as well.
by Tom Livsey,
In an economy where there's a Publix's, Kroger's and a Walmart at every corner, none of them can replace your friendly neighborhood convenient store. While these mega super stores can be your source for your weekly large grocery purchases, none of them can compare, when it comes to remembering your name and your individual purchases.
For this reason, that is why every local neighborhood has a convenient store, where the neighbors in the community can call home. Its store staff is trained to meet each customer with a smile and to remember your name. Handles your lottery, gas, milk, beer and other purchases with ease, because they already know what you want.
Many citizens of Clarkston, Georgia were treated to coffee and donuts, while paying respect to the fallen victims and heroes on a similarly beautiful Tuesday morning, eight years ago, on 9 / 11 / 01.
The Bells Tolled at 8:55 a.m. and the call to Order was started at 9:00 a.m. by honorable Mayor Lee Swaney. He began by asking the crowd, "I wonder if husbands told their wives and children, that they loved them on their way to work eight years ago" ? He said that their only crime was that they were present for the horror of terrorism!
Rev. Ellen Hopkins of Clarkston United Methodist Church gave two heart felt prayers, at the Invocation and at the Closing of Ceremony.
The big welcome and introduction of guest was done by Vice Mayor Pat Davis Morris. She is potentially the very impressive future mayor of Clarkston, Ga.
by Tom Livsey,
John Marcus (Mark) Waits, "Insurance Guru" from Rome, Ga. , became a grandfather about a week after celebrating his own birthday. Eventually he might forget about his latest birthday, but never will he forget his newborn grandson's first birthday, on Saturday, September 5, 2009.
You see his grandson has been named in his honor.
BBQ So Good It'll Make You Scratch Your Head! So...If the sound of eating great BBQ doesn't make you want to scratch your head while you grab your family and your keys, then on Friday nights (weather permitting), Mark Foote owner of Shane's Rib Shack next to Walmart off of Annistown Road, six miles south of Snellville provides "Live Music", to rhythmically lick your fingers to, while you eat your tasty food.
Wayne Shackelford, a giant of Gwinnett County who led the state Department of Transportation during a period of explosive development in Georgia, died Tuesday afternoon.
He was 75. He suffered from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, said his son, Larry Shackelford.
Steeped in Gwinnett County politics and friends with heavyweights like developer Wayne Mason, Shackelford as a businessman developed real estate projects including Gwinnett Place Mall.
( Lawrenceville , Ga. , September 1, 2009) Olive Garden delivered 45 meals from their restaurant in Buford to seniors who attend the Lawrenceville Senior Center on Monday, August 31, 2009.
It was no special occasion; but Olive Garden made it for the center clients. Shirley Rawls who attends the center on a regular basis said, Makes us feel Olive Garden is really thinking about us. Sometimes us seniors get overlooked.
Volunteer staff from the restaurant served 45 seniors a full meal including salad, entre and dessert. It was an encore performance from the previous month when they had served at the Buford Senior Center .
By Chef Gruber, (Pictured l-r Yolanda Livsey, Chef Gruber, Lorraine Lumpkin)
As Labor Day approaches, I often think of the irony of Labor Day. We often have the day off on a day that we are not laboring. So perhaps it should really be called "non-labor day". Still, many of us will be laboring with end of summer gatherings. After the Labor Day holiday has ended, we will most likely reflect upon how we have too much labor in our lives and do not have the time to spend any extra labor time on food. To that end, I hope to provide some labor saving ideas that may apply to a variety of lifestyles.
By Tom Livsey,
For over fifty years ago, before there were national banks, chain stores and restaurants, like Lowe's, Home Depot, Zaxby's, Walgreen's, Quick Trip, Bank of America and Kroger's, on every corner of the city of Snellville, Ga., there were only a handful of "First Families of Gwinnett County", who somehow worked together. Using their significantly different talents and crafts, they came together and focused on laying the foundation of the city of Snellville to make it what it is today.
These families started their own retail businesses to provide products and services to their neighbors. Each family found their own niche. They ran their own banks, convenient stores, pharmacies, restaurants, hardware and appliance stores, in order to make Snellville, a self-sufficient town.(Click on the titleto read full article)
(pictured l-r, Chef Jae Gruber,Tom Livsey,Ourtown Editor)
Talk about a great opportunity for you to bring your family out to enjoy dining with renowned chefs and be entertained by some of Atlanta's finest music talents, make sure to mark this event on your August calender...Now !
The Slow Food on Campus Club at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Atlanta (LCB) will host its second "Summer Harvest Market" on August 30, 2009 at the Tucker campus, 1927 Lakeside Parkway, from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For more information about this event, visit our website www.slowfoodlcb.com.
U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, a powerful man in the Democratic Party for decades. He was amoung a long line of brothers and a father who groomed them all to be leaders of mankind. Only a week after losing his sister, Ted Kennedy follows her through the Gates of Heaven at the age of 77.
by Tom Livsey,
Tyra Bank's apology is less than acceptable. Though a couple of decades ago she was a well sought out model who made her way to the top. However, last week in Atlanta her scheduled auditions were no more than a "Cattle Call". She needs to get off her butt and handle her own show or find someone who can. Plus make sure these ladies are well taken care of when it comes to their personal comfort issues.
The mayhem in New York is just a taste of other disgruntled hopeful models in upcoming cities. The auditions are handled by uninformed obnoxious, self concerted security staff. Most without any ability to know how to handle a large crowd of nervous and tried beautiful women.
by Tom Livsey,
So you think everyone that rides a Harley Davidson motorcycle are all big bad mean bullies.
Well you can't be further from the truth. These people are contributing citizens of our community, and they have big hearts when it comes to filling the needs in our county of Gwinnett.
On Saturday, Stone Mountain Harley Davidson held its annual 'Hogs For Dogs" in conjunction with the Gwinnett County Humane Society. They used their connection to raise much needed funds for "Man's Best Friends".
The next time a harley rolls up next to you at a traffic light,try waving at them and say "Hello neighbor!
See for yourself...click on the link below...
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by Judy Chambers,
Lucerne Baptist Church Held A Celebration For Alice Wade---A Mighty Woman Of GOD
A celebration to honor Alice Wade, a mighty woman of God, was held Sunday August 23 at Lucerne Baptist Church in Lilburn.. Mrs. Wade has been the pianist at Lucerne Baptist for 20 years, a feat in itself, but she has also served as pianist and music director at Woodlong, Pine Lake, Belvedere, Lighthouse, and Peachcrest Church's at other times in her 83 years of serving God.
Ben a mechanic who just got off from a full day of work at Stone Mountain Jeep located in Stone Mountain right off Hwy 124. Stop by a Citgo store on Lenora Church Road.
He was in a hurry to get home. However what he did immediately when he pulled into the store yard, was amazing! He practiced the lost art of being "A Good Samaritant.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Aug. 19, 2009) Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation will open Settles Bridge Park to the public this Sat., Aug. 22.
The 268-acre park features a 1.8-mile paved trail and 3.2 miles of natural surface trails, 2.4-acre dog park area, playground, 3,500 sq. ft. pavilion with grill area, two half-court basketball courts, 10,000 sq. ft. skate complex with bowls, and restrooms.
Settles Bridge Park is located at 380 Johnson Rd. in Suwanee. For more information, call 770.822.8840 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.
Just like you must have your driver's license and insurance card while opeated a vehicle, you should make sure to keep a "Red" Cohens hauling card in your car at all times!
After calling several wreckers in the Metro Atlanta/Gwinnett Co.area, Red Cohens, the owner of Cohen's Hauling was the most honest and offered the best price. He was prompt, and provided excellent service.
When your car breaks down the last thing you need is a towing company that wants to drain you for your last penny. I highly recommend this business if good service and good pricing is important to you.
The Apex Museum in partnership with the Georgia Black United Funds present Share Nonprofit Expo 2009
Reserve this date....October 24,2009 at the Georgia International Convention Center. A great opportunity for non-profit corporations to save big bucks on a tight budget.
Almost all of us have heard the phrase,"Put your money where your mouth is". For most of us this question will shuts you up. The saying is a to make people put up or shut up.
In other words, talking about a problem is a whole lot easier than doing anything about trying to solve an existing problem.
11 year-old, Alexis Livsey will be entering the sixth grade at Snellville Middle School on Monday.
She started walking before one, mastered the computer at three and has helped her family cook inside and outside the kitchen since six years old.
To celebrate her continued education at Snellville Middle, she assited her uncle Tom Livsey, barbeque at her "Back to School" party this weekend....Alexis wants to ask you, "Can you smell what I am cooking"?
Enter my two week newspaper editor challenge...
My name is Tom Livsey. I am a recruiting news editor for the national hyper-local OurTown News Media Corporation. If you like to blog and you keep yourself current with news about your metro city area.You might have a great chance of being selected. Imagine, you might become an editor of your very own online newspaper.
Last August in the 100-meter final at the Olympics, Usain Bolt shattered a world record in the event even though he began thumping his chest in celebration at the 90-meter mark. Bolt explained by saying he didn't care about the time, just the gold medal. Still, people wondered: "How fast can he go if he runs through the tape?" We found out tonight in Berlin.
Think about it, the time it takes most people to fumble with their keys to unlock their front door, Bolt can have already ran 100 meters. By the time you take to tie your shoes...
By Gary Tavares
Gary Tavares, a reknowned Atlanta, Ga. motivational speaker wants to offer a word of help and compassion, when the isue is about bettering our country's youth. Its hard trying to parent your growing children. Sometimes that listen ,sometimes they are deaf to your efforts to help them as they get closer to the age of becoming a teenager.
Here is what Mr. Tarvares has to console trying parents around the world....(Click the title to read the full article
By dating expert Jackie Black, Ph.D. for Hitchedmag.com ,
Life as a couple isn't always a walk in the park. Here, dating coach Jackie Black reveals what modern intimacy should offer, common relationship obstacles, and sure-fire ways to stay in love.
Contrary to popular beliefs...Time is sometimes all it takes for the two of you to remember why in the hell you both once upon a time that the two of you said...."I DO"!
The City of Atlanta, City Council presented Mr. and Mrs. Clark with a
Proclamation endorsing the formation of the Atlanta Mass Choir. The
non-denominational choir will be made up of 600+ members to include
singers, Praise dancers and a Step team.
For most high school football teams, they count "Wins" and "Losses", to determine a winning season. But with Mill Creek Varsity Football Team, they have another factor in which they calculate in their winning formula.
They are volunteers of their community and county of Gwinnett. The weekend of August 15, the Mill Creek Hawks will be visiting 19 senior citizen centers around the county to do whatever they can to win a "Real" fan for life.
The Hawks challenge other football programs in the area to teach its players how to win off the football field,too! GO HAWKS!!!
One day a girl licked the envelopes and postage stamps instead of using a sponge. That very day the lady found a cut on her tongue. A week later, she noticed an abnormal swelling of her tongue. She went to the doctor, and they found nothing wrong.. Her tongue was not sore or anything.
A couple of days later, her tongue started to swell more, and it began to get really sore, so sore, that she could not eat. She went back to the hospital, and demanded something be done. The doctor took an x-ray of her tongue and noticed a lump. He prepared her for minor surgery. When the doctor cut her tongue open, a live cockroach crawled out!!!!
i9Sports, the countrys premiere youth sports league, and the City of Snellville have partnered to bring fall youth FLAG FOOTBALL to Snellvilles Briscoe Park right in the heart of downtown Snellville.
They offer either Saturday or Sunday leagues with a same day practice\ game format for non-contact 5 on 5 co-ed play for age groups: 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.
With the upcoming season starting the second week of September please visit our website at www.i9sports.com, enter your zip code and select the SE Gwinnett / Walton County league to register or for more information...(Click on title to read full article)
Late on Thursday during the NFL pre-season game between the Arizonia Cardinals and Pittsburg Steelers, the breaking news took over the telecast and conversation amongst the NFL anchors...Miachael Vick signed a two year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles
(Lawrenceville, GA, Aug. 5, 2009) Photographs by local artist, Melanie Walter, are featured in the Fall Art Show at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse through Oct. 24. The photography exhibit is entitled "Southern Recollection."
"Life is so busy; most people donft have or take the time to view the complexity and beauty of the world around them. My mission is to create images that bring the outdoors-in [and] give people the opportunity to appreciate the world they may be missing", said Walter.
Southern Recollection is a collection of favorite flora, landscape and architectural images from the Deep South. The collection, personally selected by Ms. Walter, is to bring back memories and create inspiration in others to explore our unique southern heritage.
photo caption: (l to r) Round Up Board Member Joyce Britt, District Manager Roger Willis, Director of Gwinnett County Community Services Phil Hoskins, Round Up Board Member Beauty P. Baldwin, Division Director of Gwinnett County Health and Human Services, Friends President Pam Tokarz, and Gwinnett Senior Services Volunteer Coordinator Gary Galloway.
(Gwinnett County, Ga., August 10, 2009) The Jackson EMC Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services to support the senior meals program and the senior home repair assistance efforts.
With 90% of banks' customer-bank fees coming from non-sufficent fund fees in the neighborhood of $35 billion dollars, it would behoove you to learn their tricks of the trade..."Nickeling and diming you to death"...
Many school districts are seeking tools to use in the development of bullying prevention strategies and activities. The purpose of this Bullying Toolkit is to provide information to aid efforts to prevent bullying.
The web links on this page are to websites that provide information and resources on bullying prevention. The PowerPoint, The Harsh Reality of Bullying, may be used as an introduction on the impact of bullying and why it is important for schools to develop and sustain bullying prevention strategies.
Rachel Little is fabulous local celebrity singer from Dacula, Ga. She knows first hand about being the target of bullying. From the second grade to her senior year in high school she weathered countless abuse from her peers, for no reason!
Instead of striking back with violence, she took her aggression out in a recording studio...The result was a great cd, "Look in the Mirror". hear it for yourself at www.rachellittlemusic.com
Credit card late fees are a fact of life for some consumers, but they don?t have to be for you. Legally, credit card companies can hit you with pretty much whatever fees they want. On the other hand, you don?t have to pay them, but only if you avoid them in the first place.
Here are five sure fire ways you can avoid costly credit card late fees:
How to tell if someone is lying? Carefully. All methods of lie-detecting, including polygraph machines, are regularly fooled or used improperly, resulting in mistakes. There are a few good ways described here, but try to confirm the truth by other means as well, such as confession or investigation of the facts.
You should compare behavior in the person under suspicion to their "base" behavior, if possible. In other words, if they always have shifty eyes, then this trait can't be considered as an indication of lying.
Summer is here and it's time to clean the garage. The garage door will inevitably be open and you don't want to be embarrassed when the neighbors stop by, do you? Take the time to give the space a thorough cleaning and update. There are a number of simple steps you can take to clean and organize your garage so that when your neighbors do walk by, they'll be amazed at the transformation.
Colorful, but still clean
Stroll by a dozen open garages and you'll likely see one common thread. All the garages are painted white. There's no rule against painting the walls of your garage something other than white. But, choosing paint for your garage is more than color. Garage paint has to be strong enough to withstand grime, water and general dirt.
Brookwood High School hosted the Atlanta Falcon scrimmage, Friday night to a packed house of over 12,000 anxious fans. They wanted to see the team perform before shelling out season tickets. most were well satisfied.
But quarterback Matt Ryan doesnft know how the Atlanta Falcons will be without Roddy White, so he used Friday nightfs scrimmage to work with other receivers.
"Wefre getting timing down with the guys that are here," Ryan said.
(photo caption: (l-r) Gwinnett County Health & Human Services Division Director Pat Baker, Friends President Pam Tokarz, Hail Mary General Manager Blake Hawkins, Jerry Stafford, Jennifer Crowley, Gwinnett County Senior Services Manager Linda Bailey, and Master Chef Ray Sessions).
( Gwinnett County , Ga. , August 7, 2009) Recently, The Hail Mary Sports Pub in Grayson raised more than $2,500 to benefit Gwinnett County Senior Services non-profit partner, Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services (Friends).
Even though they have supported other local worthwhile causes in the past, this was their first fundraising effort to help the older population. The Crawfish Boil for Charity was a great success and monies will help support meals service for Gwinnett seniors.
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Gary Tavares, founder and CEO of Tavares Entertainment, is a positive minded writer, screenwriter, author, playwright, poet and motivational speaker to many of our nation's youth.Yet the most important title that he holds, is that he is a man of God. Mr. Tavares realized that his ability to write, inspire, and motivate others were all God given talents.
One of his early talents was the ability to foster and create a positive attitude from a negative childhood. Born in Queens, New York in March 1965, he came across rough times when he and his five brothers and sisters were abandoned by both parents. Gary was no older than four years old. But he was not deterred.(Click title to read full story)
The Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act of 2008 (the "Act") expanded Georgia film tax credits, making Georgia a nationwide leader in attracting film productions to the state. Due to the new Act, a production company that films in Georgia can now get up to 30% of its budget in tax credits. These tax credits can be acquired by individuals and companies who are looking to reduce their state tax liability. With a purchase of Georgia film tax credits, an individual or company can reduce its Georgia tax bill by 10 to 20%.
There is a smell in the air that summer is waning away. Students are reporting back to school and the days of wading in the pools are counting down.
But there is no reason to stop visiiting the great parks of Gwinnett County. Here is a list of some exciting events planned for the months ahead. Click on the title to read on.
by Angela Jackson,
Living Waters Global Learning Center at 3555 Centerville Highway in Snellville, Ga. has partnered with A&R Talent w/The SHARE Programfs model/talent agency and family resource center to form Living Waters Performing and Creative Arts.
Within a short period of time Living Waters has accomplished exciting educational opportunities for their gifted and talented young students.
Our Performing and Creative Arts Program encourages our students to develop an appreciation for theater, dance, music, writing, and media production.
An example of the dedication and drive of our magnificent little stars is seven year old Christian Alston who knew at an early age that he wanted to become an actor.
It is amazing how the number of "Back to School" supplies have increased in the last twenty years.It used to only entail of paper and pencil. Nowaday's you might have to take out a second mortgage on your home to pay for your child's supplies. Oh! and don't forget to get them a mobile phone. Yes students from the fourth grade to college are recommended to have this communication device.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., August 4, 2009) On July 30, 2009, Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services (Friends) raised over $33,000 at their seventh annual silent auction in Lawrenceville to benefit Gwinnett seniors.
The event was hosted by Delmar Gardens of Gwinnett, a skilled nursing center and retirement facility where it was transformed into the 1920s era complete with food and refreshments. Friends Past-President and Delmar Executive Director Jennifer Thilo commented, Every year this charity event gets even better. This could be our best ever and with all the economic uncertainty, we are so appreciative of such great community support. Every penny goes directly to helping seniors.
SEOUL, South Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong Il issued a "special pardon" freeing two jailed American journalists after talks with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, North Korea's official news agency announced Wednesday.
By Angela Jackson
News about the Georgia K-12 Educational System is often bleak. In just two years, Living Waters Global Learning Center (LWGLC) has proven when the boundaries surrounding education are lifted, children excel and become gifted and talented students.
According to Beverly Jenkins, the Director of Curriculum and Assessments, LWGLC combines innovation and education, this concept carries kids beyond the expected norm. Jenkins adds The schools individual learning approach allows a child to pursue their studies and match their skills.
Jenkins explains, If a child is in the second grade and is performing at a 5th grade reading level and a 2nd grade math level then the child receives the 5th grade reading curriculum and the 2nd grade math curriculum. This concept allows the child to reach a hundred percent potential.
ATLANTA, Georgia - August 3, 2009 - Georgia's middle school students can now register for online, fall quarter, core academic and elective courses through the Georgia Virtual School (GAVS) division of the state Department of Education.
Courses for enrichment, remediation, or acceleration are 9 weeks in length and begin Aug. 10 or 17 for the first quarter, and Oct.12 or 19 for the second quarter. Registration ends Aug. 12 for the first quarter...
By Emily Green
Georgia's financial crunch means less money for education, and two rural school districts are resorting to drastic measures in an attempt to cut costs.
School desks will be empty on days they normally wouldn't be due to shrinking budgets. Peach County, in Middle Georgia, is cutting its school week from five days to four. Students, who start class today, will attend school from Tuesday through Friday.
Murray County, in North Georgia, will maintain a five day school week. However, it will cut 20 days from the school year.
In an effort to help students understand their need to get to class, we will start sweeping the halls at South Gwinnett. Students who are caught in the hall 5 minutes after the bell without a pass will be escorted to holding rooms. The students will remain in the holding room for the entire period. Students will also be assigned a zero for any work they missed due to their tardiness.
Megan Burton, CEO of LatusPoint Inc., an IT consulting firm, has found the recession very good for her business.
Burton has opened in two new markets and hired incredible talent that she might not otherwise have found were it not for the down economy. She represents one of the 185,313 women-owned businesses in metro Atlanta, according to the Center for Womens Business Research.
ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta police and officers from five other agencies arrested 159 people in a series of sweeps overnight Friday, a little more than 24 hours after the mayor and police chief promised to address seemingly out-of-control crime.
A Snellville, Ga. man, William Henderson 42, left his home on Tuesday, July 21 on a trip to Columbia, S.C., He was driving his gray 2004 Infiniti G35, the same vehicle that was torched Monday morning.
Henderson was expected to return home to Gwinnett County on Friday, after sampling some music tracks, but when he didnt show up and could not be contacted by phone, he was reported missing by his girlfriend.
This year's annual "back to school" sales tax holiday will start July 30 and continue until midnight Aug. 2, 2009. Georgia's sales tax holiday applies to certain clothing, school supplies, books and computers.
Neighboring states Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee also offer sales tax holidays with their own guidelines and eligible items for back-to-school savings.
On Monday the NFL commissioner Goodell released the meat of his last Wednesday meeting with Michael Vick. According to the gist of the conditions. He can start practice with any team who shows interest, and can play in the last two pre-season gmes, though he will be serving a four game suspension at the start of the 2009 season
The folks at Lucerne Baptist Church really went all out in the decorations, food and the other entertainment including a "horse" that did some dancing to rap music. (o.k. maybe there were human legs coming outta that horse).
Nevertheless, it just goes to show you that if creatures with two legs can't do the "Moon Walk", God has also created creatures with four legs that can...God is an almighty God! Amen!
Great fun and fellowship was had by all. If you missed the performance by the electric gospel group, "Miles From Home" , contact Mrs. Chambers for their upcoming schedule: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday New Bethel A.M.E. will observe its annual homecoming. For 118 years,New Bethel has been planting seeds and harvesting souls for Christ. The Reverend Ronald L. Owens welcomes all to serve and grow with his church, as they build the Kingdom of God, one person at a time through the word of God !
Kate Gosselin is looking more like Octo Mom everyday. They are both unmarried. Both are arrogant,over-powering and delusional. However the future for the two moms are looking more and more the same, when it comes to selling out their children to reality shows for cash.
On Friday, Nadya Suleman inked a TV contract that will pay each of her....
For years mothers have softened your clothes in the dryer with a sheet of Bounce. Bounce have made our shirts and pants smell good and reduced static cling. But are you aware of some other interesting things you can do with a sheet of Bounce. The US Postal service uses it as an insect repellant...
Many consider it a huge accomplishment to go 26.2 miles and finish just one marathon. Sinh Tho Nguyen has walked about that distance every day since June 10.
STEELE BURROW/DMN Army and National Guard veteran Sinh Tho Nguyen, of Fort Worth, is walking across America to honor America and its troops. He is approximately 1,000 miles into his journey and arrived in Dallas on Wednesday.
A couplefs tryst in the bushes along the German countryside ended in a flash when a bolt of lightning struck the ground next to them as they were making love.
Randy Jens Gottlieb, 36, and Lisa Gruhn, 28, pulled into a parking space on a busy highway in Westphalia and decided to head into the nearby bushes for privacy, the Sun reports.
Their lovemaking was interrupted when a lightning bolt struck the ground inches away from the randy couple.
A 39 year old Snellville, Ga. man Eyal Dulin is now the only fugitive in a three person multimillion dollar finance fraud case. On Wednesday 51 year old Anthony Tobin of Atlanta, Ga., one of Dulin's accomplices pleaded guilty to conspiracy and wire fraud, while 47 year old Katerine Twigg of Hoschton, Ga. is scheduled to plead guilty on July 28, 2009.
The gospel group "MILES FROM HOME" will be performing a Dixie Jubilee concert, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Lucerne Baptist Church. Leading group member, Mrs. Judy Chambers, explains why you need to attend.
"I have spent most of my life in Dekalb/Gwinnett county,Georgia. My first paying job as a teenager was at Rehoboth Baptist Church in the Suday nursery". This is what she has to say about her spiritual involvement.
Michael Vick may not figure into any of the NFL team's salary cap today. But in October, there will be teams needing him, especially at a deep discount. Moreover, when he is better than 27 starting quarterbacks around the league.
Understand he's just 29 years of age. John Elway, Joe Montana, Troy Akimen, Steve Young or Terry Bradshaw didn't reach their peak until turning 30. However, keep in mind that none of these "Hall Of Fame" quarterbacks made a bone head mistake like Vick.
Walter Cronkite is dead. With his death goes the last thread of the true American anchor man. He told you the way it was on that day...Good or bad, like it or not, period.
"Baby-Boomers", black and white, grew up listening to him like he was their uncle telling them the truth. After he retired years ago, the creditability of objectively reporting the news has drastically declined ever since.
by Tom Livsey,
The people of Snellville, Ga. and Promised Land community, a rebirth is happening right in front of your eyes, in the form of a new convenient store called Supermercado Imperio.
Seven miles south of the city of Snellville,Ga. and home of the oldest plantation house in Gwinnett county, is where the historic Promised Land community is located. The store is located at the corner of Lee Rd. and Anderson-Livsey Lane. It is a closely knitted community. Its also a place where neighbors know each other and are not afraid to help one another.
Chef Jae Gruber OurTown Food Columnists, welcomes all to enjoy a day of fun, food and entertainment. The Slow Food on Campus Club at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Atlanta (LCB) will host its second "Summer Harvest Market" on August 30, 2009 at the Tucker campus, 1927 Lakeside Parkway, from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For more information about this event, visit our website www.slowfoodlcb.com.
by Tom Livsey,
She's Got the Look reality show is Real ! For the second year TV Land has a hit with the baby boomers. No skinny anarexic teens. No steroid arobic queen with muscles like Madonna. This show has done an surperb job on searching the nation for mature beautiful women. If nothing else, "She's Got the Look" reality show acknowledeges that a woman's beauty is a lifetime piece of art. Congradulations!!!
If you know a mature beauty like Shelly Marks, send a picture and two paragraph description about your contestant, by July 31, 2009.. The winner will get an article and photo printed on Topix News/OurTown Media, maybe a chance to appear on next year's show? Email : email@example.com
...when taught by a Champion...
Be Someone Founder, Orrin Checkmate Hudson showed his independence on July 4th, 2009 winning top honors in his victory at the 37th Annual World Open Chess Tournament held in Philadelphia.
Now he is ready to teach you and your children....To Think Like A Champion!
Snellville Ourtown.com Media is holding its first community hero essay contest. The contest will start in August 2009. Winning contestant will have their story published in major news outlets and become a OurTown.com news editor for their own local newspaper... Every family has a relative who is a nut, but do you have a family member who is a real family hero?
( Lawrenceville , Ga. , July 10, 2009) Gwinnett County Parks & Recreations George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center is sponsoring an exhibit of paintings and photography featuring artist Builquis Samadi and photographer Frank Sharp.
He is alleged to be the real father of Michael Jackson's children. Another claim says he is being investigated for prescribing the singer dangerous narcotic pain medications and anesthesia. Now, Jacksons longtime dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein speaks out to address the rumors. He is ready to take a DNA test tomorrow.
Here is a story about a Georgia family mending race relations. They are starting with themselves first, and recommend others to do the same. Stop complaining and hating for no reason. Whether you are black, white or Indian... we are all Americans. The black Livseys are descendants of black, white and Indian.
Be Someone founder, Orrin Hudson teaches by example. The Atlanta resident won top honors in the Under 1700 Game in Time 10 Minutes Blitz Tournament at the 37th Annual World Open, an international chess tournament, which took place in Philadelphia over Independence Day weekend. This important win provides a spotlight for Hudson to promote his non-profit organization, Be Someone, a crime prevention program, that uses chess to teach at-risk youth self-esteem, as well as responsibility and analytical thinking.
(Pictured: Emily Cook)Even though Kristina Higgins, Gwinnett County School teacher , gave up her Miss Georgia crown one day after winning the title... From the looks of it, Ms. Cook will Not let Georgia down !
Bright Smiles & Caring Hands Home Care Service is a non-medical home care business that provides the highest quality home care services to over 20 counties in Georgia. Home care is care that allows a person with special needs to stay in their home. It might be for people who are getting older, are chronically ill, recovering from surgery or disabled.
Inside information now describes a 20 year old girlfriend of McNair accused him of giving her a knock out pill called a "Roofie" last year. It is said that recently, she showed up at his restaurant and warned him that her boyfriend was going to ki...
Apparently fireworks started early for Steve McNair today. He was found fatally shot in the head Saturday afternoon within view of the stadium he played in for the Tennesse Titans. There was also a female shot dead in the condo that McNair frequently visited. No suspects yet in custody.
Sarah Palin abrupt move to step down from her governorship in Alaska shocks both the republicans and democrats alike. She used the analogy about a point guard knowing when to shoot and knowing when to pass the ball. She failed to include when a point guard simply drops the ball completely. Answers to increasing number of questions seem to tell the nation that a quitter on a high school basketball team, will not change on the NBA level.
The Staple Center might be the place where thousands will worship Michael Jackson.Just like millions had worshipped West, Magic, Shaq, and Kareem, in the past, its possible that millions will worship M.J. on Tuesday.
Last week the world lost the best moonwalker ever. His name was Michael Jackson. So, in preparation of all the millions of people wanting to pay tribute to M.J. at parties around the world this summer, please learn how to moonwalk properly first. Simply click on the video below, titled "How To Moonwalk" or click on this link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEKFZhSrcKQ&NR=1
Newspapers large and small around the nation are currently experiencing the demise like that of the last dinosaurs stuck in tar pits.High cost of print, low advertising revenue dollars, increased competition from free on line news sites and high salaried reporters, the days of picking up your newspaper in your driveway are almost extinct. Certainly young boys looking for a paper route to earn extra money are no longer needed anymore.
Rumbo, Posted: Apr 21, 2007 Americans listen up ! Are you aware that immigrants with at least $500,000 to invest in an American business can buy themselves an instant green card from our country? Well according to this recent article, this how you do it...
In this July 7, 2006 photo, Dr. Conrad Murray poses for a photo as he opens the Acres Homes Cardiovascular Center at the Tidwell Professional Building, in Houston. A woman who answered the phone Friday, June 26, 2009, at Dr. Conrad C. Murray's clinic in Houston confirmed to The Associated Press that Murray was Michael Jackson's cardiologist. Los Angeles police say they want to speak to the doctor but stressed he was not under criminal investigation.(AP Photo/Houston Chronicle)
Madoff, 71, is due to be sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in March to charges that his exclusive investment advisory business was actually a massive Ponzi scheme.Federal prosecutors want Madoff to be sentenced to 150 years in prison for orchestrating perhaps the largest financial swindle in history.
Its ashame...so ashamed. But like many true artists like Elvis, Michael Jackson and Picasso, our world in general fail to appreciate their art until after their death. Today is the first day for the world to realize Michael's real gift that he gave us all. Trust me...watch and see.
We are all experiencing the hot heat early this summer. But some of us might need your help to keep cool. Young children and senior citizens are in the same catagory when it comes to needing others supervision. If you have senior citizens in your neighborhood...make sure to check on them daily! Offer a tax deductible fan or air conditioning unit to those who might be to proud to ask.
Entertainer Michael Jackson has died after being taken to a hospital on Thursday after suffering cardiac arrest, according to multiple reports including the Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press. CNN has not confirmed his death
By Dahleen Glanton ATLANTA In a cultural war that has pitted Old South against new, defenders of the Confederate legacy have opened a fresh front in their campaign to polish an image tarnished, they said, by people who do not respect Southern values.With the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States in 2011, efforts are under way in statehouses, small towns and counties across the South to push for proclamations or legislation promoting Confederate history.
Ryan O'Neal is set to marry Farrah Fawcett on her deathbed, before the Charlie's Angel succumbs to the cancer that is ravaging her. 'I've asked her to marry me again, and she's agreed,' O'Neal, 68, revealed. The couple's plans to wed came as Fawcett was admitted to a California hospital, but is expected to leave soon. Her representative said: 'We are not disclosing where she is at this time. She continues to be treated for her condition.'
How can America be so passionate with one crazy mom than the other. Kate Gosslin and Octomom, Nadya Suleman are one in the same. The only difference was that Kate was married. Its amazing how people justify Kate's pregnacies, while victimizing Nadya. They are both mentally ill. The sad thing about both cases is that the twenty-two children involved will ultimately be scared for life. I hope the tv producers of their shows make sure to set up trust funds for them.
On or around June 21 each year, the rays of the sun will be perpendicular to the Tropic of Cancer at 2330' North latitude. This day is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. On this day, the earth's "circle of illumination" will be from the Arctic Circle on the far side of the earth (in relation to the sun) to the Antarctic Circle on the near side of the earth. The equator receives twelve hours of daylight, there's 24 hours of daylight at the North Pole and areas north of 6630' N, and there's 24 hours of darkness at the South Pole and areas south of 6630' S.
A dying breed. You guys are hard to follow. A necessity for your sons and daughters. We love and are proud of our fathers. We wouldn't know what to do without you. One day we will make you proud of us, too!.
Snellville, Georgia is located 18 miles east of Atlanta in Gwinnett County and has the town motto: "Everybody's Somebody In Snellville". This town, with a population of just over 15,000, is located off the scenic SR124 and US78.It is here, in Snellville, Georgia, where we find OurTown.com local editor Tom Livsey. Tom has done a terrific job in Snellville writing his own stories and has built a very good network in his community. OurTown.com is a successful national hyper-local news site where local citizens in every zip code, decide what news is important to them.
ERNESTINE SHEPHERD Age: 71 Profession: Certified personal trainer and retired school secretary at City Springs School in South Baltimore .. Training grub: She drinks 16 ounces of water and eats a light snack that includes a bagel with peanut butter or two hard-boiled eggs before starting her workout.
The nations top Marine says that next spring the US will close the door, turn out the lights and end Marine Corps presence in Iraq.
Gen. James Conway, in a wide-ranging assessment of the Corps current role in two wars, told a Club Luncheon audience June 11 that were coming out under a victory pennant, we have done essentially what the country asked us to do.
Be Someone founder Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson & Dr Erik A. Fisher , The Ebony & Ivory of Teaching At-Risk Youth Life Changing Problem Solving Skillsare teaming up conduct chess camp June 15-19,2009(9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; early drop off and late pick up available) to empower young people to take charge of their lives and make every move count. The chess camp is designed for 6- to 19-year-olds and will be conducted at Arabia Mountain High School. 6610 Browns Mills Road Lithonia, GA 30038.
(Lawrenceville, Ga., June 10, 2009) Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation will host a grand opening celebration for Alexander Park on Sat., June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with fun free activities for all ages.
Prior to the celebration, the J.M. Tull - Gwinnett Family YMCA will host a 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.). A ribbon-cutting ceremony follows at 10 a.m., followed by free kids activities, disc golf demonstrations by the Gwinnett Disc Gold Organization and kite flying demonstrations by Suburban Atlanta Kite Enthusiasts. Food concessions will also be available for sale.
The 91-acre park features Gwinnett Countys second 18-hole disc golf course (the first is located at Lenora Park in Snellville), approximately 1.4 miles of paved multi-purpose trails, one mile crushed stone trail, playground, horseshoe pit area, three pavilions, lakeview piers, an outdoor classroom and restrooms.
ATLANTA, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Many smart travelers and families are looking for ways to save on travel this summer by considering new destinations for vacation - their current cities and surrounding communities. HowStuffWorks.com shows people how to transform their vacation time into a memorable "staycation" - a smart way to relax and enjoy quality family time this summer without the hassle and cost of travel.
By The Associated Press ATLANTA - Georgia lifted tough outdoor water restrictions on Wednesday and declared an end to the drought that has gripped much of the state since late 2007. "This drought has ended," Georgia Environmental Protection Division Director Carol Couch said. "Our water supplies are flush. Our rivers and streams have rebounded."
An avid cat lover Erica Bowers of Peachtree Corners in Norcross, Ga. was awakened by several quiet whimpers outside her window last week. The sounds came from a precious smoke Grey cat. She walked outside and gave the cat food and water. Little did she know that this would become her daily routine. After the third day she gave the cat a name---'Little Man'.
Atlanta, GA (1888PressRelease) May 24, 2009 - Snellville,Ga., a city about 25 miles east of Atlanta is where racial strives are being made by a well known prominent family mending their historic roots. The white and black Livseys are now one family. This year's reunion will be only the second time in over 170 years that the families of both races will reunion together. Since 1815 the Livsey family has been rooted in Georgia...
Are you in the mood for some serious New York Styled pizza? I have good news for you. Whether you are stopping by for a single slice, or to buy a couple of pizza pies for your hungry group, Pizza Cafe is where you want to go for a pleasant pizza dinner outing. The prices are great, but the service and food are even better.
Are you at a loss for things to do this summer with your family, while you need to count your pennies? Do you find it harder to keep your family's interest? How to keep cool on these long hot summer days? And how can you assure your family a good day of exercise, while creating memories which will last a lifetime. Well here the answer to your questions....Take them on a whitewater rafting get-away. Just ask Alexis Livsey, a girl scout of troop 20441 from New Bethel A.M.E. Church in Lithonia,Ga.
NCR Corp., a Fortune 500 company, will move its corporate headquarters from Dayton, Ohio, to Duluth, Ga., adding clout to metro Atlantas technology reputation. NCR will relocate 1,250 corporate jobs to its Gwinnett County operation, a source familiar with the plan said. The company is also expected ... Full story: http://www.congoo.com/news/2009June2/NCR-move-headquarters-Duluth
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster
The theme for the new show is centered on the night of the 10th annual "Hula Girl of the Year" pageant, where contestants from all over Georgia have assembled for a chance to wear the highly-coveted Pineapple Crown. Judged on runway presentation, talent, interview and overall hula-ness, these lovely ladies (along with one man) will compete to the death to win the coveted title.
ATLANTA -- Atlanta's police union leader has been placed on administrative leave with pay following remarks about Mayor Shirley Franklin. Chief Richard Pennington announced Saturday that Sgt. Scott Kreher will be relieved from duty until further notice pending evaluation by the city's psychological services unit.
In Snellville,Ga.,a city about 25 miles east of Atlanta racial strives are being made by a prominate family mending their historic roots. White and Black Livseys becomes One Family.Its our purpose to promote the heritage of Gwinnett County,Georgia. We feel its our duty to educate its citizens
by Tom Livsey, It is hard to be a kid today. Children are required to know more at an earlier age than children the same age in the 1970's. Most seven year old are better equipped than their parents when it come to working with computers, dealing with settings on the cable TV remote and other electronics around the house. They are prepared for almost anything in childhood, except knowing how to handle a situation where they are the target of a "Bully"."While there is no definitive evidence that bullying makes kids more likely to kill themselves, now that we see there's a likely association, we can act on it and try to prevent it," said review lead author Young-Shin Kim, M.D., assistant professor at Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center.
For most Americans, Memorial Day signifies the start of summer, the end of school, the first excuse to go to the beach, the first weekend that local pools will open and the first big family B-B-Q of the summer season. This year lets not forget about the soldiers who have lost their lives protecting our country, and allowing us to selfishly enjoy this national holiday.
After you cruify Michael Vick about his cruelty to animals, and before you take your son or daughter this Memorial Day on a fun fishing trip...ask yourself this question, " Why not take them to a dogfight, instead ". You know its not that much different if your family doesn't need to eat what you catch, in the first place,(Catch and Release). The majority of fish released after being caught will die from being traumatized or injuries from the hook. Do the fish a favor and eat them with your family, instead. By the way, if you don't think that sharp hook doesn't hurt...then let your child hook your fat ass in the jaw. Here are some thoughts about how our society decide what is a sport of abusing or killing some animals, while creating laws against doing the same to other animals. If you are reincarnated as an animal in your next life, just pray to God that you'll be a cat or a dog, otherwise you are doomed.
ATLANTA - Police said Thursday they've busted up a crime ring that targeted flat screen TVs. Prosecutors in Fulton County unveiled a 69 count indictment against what's come to be known as the Old Virginia Burglary Ring. It's called the Old Virginia Burglary Ring because of bricks found at crime scenes. The bricks are stamped with "Old Virgnia."The bricks were used to break out windows throughout north Fulton and DeKalb Counties to steal flat screen TVs inside business.
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A new study released today shows 69% of local CVS drugstores surveyed are selling expired products, among other issues. In reaction to the news, a delegation of community and faith leaders held a demonstration outside a local CVS pharmacy today to challenge CVS practice of repeatedly selling products past their expiration dates and locking up condoms, often in communities of color.
By Brett Barrouquere, Associated Press,An ex-soldier convicted of raping and killing an Iraqi teen and murdering her family was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors couldn't agree on a punishment for the brutal crime. Steven Dale Green, 24, will instead serve a life sentence in a case that has drawn attention to the emotional and psychological strains on soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
By WILLIAM C. RHODEN Published: May 21, 2009 Wayne Pacelle doesnt mind a good fight. Hes used to them.Michael Vick outside his home on Thursday. The Humane Society said they would work with Vick to eradicate dogfighting among youths.
What Can You Do About It? To be sure, he will be making the NFL minimum salary this year, and will be playing by October. Hate him...Love him...You are going to have to watch him, because the networks will not give you a choice. Be thankful that Brett Farve, (a former Atlanta Falcon quarterback) is trying to make a come back, otherwise Mike Vick would own all of the media this summer. The NFL knows Vick represents excitement,controversy and lots of money for the league. And controversy sells He has lost well over a 100 million dollars, served his prison sentence and devalued all of his future earnings. Why not allow him to help raise awareness amoung urban youth, while helping to generate over a 100 million dollars for the caring of dogs around the world. ASPCA Supervisory Special Investigator Annemarie Lucas,explains, "Violence towards animals crosses all racial and socioeconomic lines and reaches from coast to coast." No matter where you live, there is a lot
Today is the day for remembering mothers all around the world. For most of us, they are our reason for being born. I challenge you all to leave a comment today on why your mom is the " Best Mom Ever ". Please leave your comments and send them to your mothers,O.K.
Friday night was a culmination of many hours of hard after school training. Over sixty-seven of Norton Elementary School's fifth graders performed in the play," Willy Wonka Junior ", to a packed house of parents and friends of the community. Each and everyone of them were flawless.
Lord forgive those who do not allow repentance from those who have repented. Michael Vick should be allowed to try out this summer and remain with the Atlanta Falcons. Although he might not be considered as the number one quarterback, he should have a chance to make the squad. He has paid his dues for his transgressions. Who among us are so pure to cast the first stone ?
By OptionsXpress on April 28, 2009 | More Posts By OptionsXpress | Author's Website FundamentalsU.S. pork producers could be hard hit by public reaction to the outbreak of so called "Swine Flu" that originated in Mexico. Already, several countries including China have halted pork imports from countries where the flu strain has been found, including Mexico and some parts of the U.S. However, cooking Pork will kill the virus, so in theory, this should have no impact on pork consumption. Nevertheless, just like the Mad Cow scare that was prevalent several years ago, it is hard to prevent initial consumers fears, and traders have turned sellers in Lean Hog futures, causing nearby futures to plunge the 3-cent limit. Although emotions can affect prices initially, longer-term factors such as weak economic conditions and sma
Since Jan. 20, what do you think of your U.S. president? The tradition of marking the first one hundred days of a new president began with Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was sworn-in as president seventy-six years ago during the Great Depression -- the worst economic crisis in the country's history.
The swine flu virus originated in pigs, and has genes from human, bird and pig viruses. Scientists don't know exactly how it jumped to humans. In the current outbreak, WHO says the virus is being spread from human to human, not from contact with infected pigs.Egypt began slaughtering its roughly 300,000 pigs Wednesday even though experts said swine flu is not linked to pigs and not spread by eating pork. Angry farmers protested the government decree.
In light of the spread of the Swine Flu in every corner of the United States and the whole world, it is necessary to explain to the public what it really is, and how it is spread to others. Q: What are "swine flu" and "bird flu"? A: Flu is a disease caused by the influenza virus. Humans, pigs, birds, and other animals all can be infected by influenza viruses. Typically, influenza viruses can infect only one species, so the influenza viruses of humans are different from those of pigs and birds. However, sometimes a virus can infect more than one species. For example, pigs sometimes can be infected not only with pig influenza viruses, but also with human and bird influenza viruses. Then these viruses can sidle up to one another and swap genes, creating new viruses that have a mix of genes from human, pig, and bird viruses. That is what has happened with this new swine flu virus.
A dioxin chemical causes cancer, especially breast cancer.Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic Bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.Recently, Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , Was on a TV program to explain this health hazard.
Talk about a win-win situation, especially if you love crawfish and love to help support our senior citizens, in their time of need. Well, on May 16, 2009 at The Hail Mary Sports Pub in Grayson, Ga., Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services will give you the opportunity to enjoy doing both. Enjoy tasty crawfish, while providing much needed funds for our Gwinnett County Senior Citizen fundraiser ! Come with an empty stomach, a big heart and bring your plastic. Its for a great cause for those who taught us along the way. Senior citizens are America's Most Valuble Resources. Let's make them realize that we care a whole lot.
The Atlanta Falcons are three-for-three with defensive players in the NFL draft after selecting cornerback Christopher Owens in the third round.Owens had 13 career interceptions as a three-year starter for San Jose State. He'll have a chance to replace Domonique Foxworth, one of five defensive starters who left the Falcons through free agency.
Sometimes to be a real woman, is to let your man be a real man.. But until women can attempt to try and understand their men peeves, we as opposite sexes of the human race, will only be able to exist in an incomprehensible orbit together. Say it is not so!!! Here are 24 easy rules to make your man pet happy all year long.
Last week on Easter Sunday, Albert Livsey Sr. left the Promised Land Community in Gwinnett CountyGeorgia, in search for a higher ground in Heaven. Though he gave the gift of life to so many, He inspired so many more individuals along his extensive ninety-two year journey here on earth. Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to get to know Albert Livsey, even if they were a stranger, came to affectionately call him simply, " Uncle Albert ". We all know that Jesus died for our sins on a Good Friday, and that he arose three days later, on a crisp early Easter Morn, in order to show the power of his father, and to show the doubters the way in Christ faith. Last Sunday, apparently he did not travel alone.
Are you starting to lose your ability to concentrate at work? Find yourself willing to go on errands for your employer, without any resistance? Or, are your school days seem to be getting longer? Do you find yourself daydreaming while taking important tests? Do you have the need to be outside for no reason? Chances are that you are suffering from Spring Fever. While the old adage, " Starve a fever and feed a cold", might not work anymore, Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation have planned many events in May, that might get you back on a healthy track this spring. Diagnosis: Go get yourself some outdoor fun at a Gwinnett County Park immediately!
Credit is the grease in the machinery of small business. Its how owners pay their employees and keep the lights on till receivables are received. But when a bank wont give you a loan, what can you do? Many merchants these days are turning to a treasure chest already inside their business... A credit card advance.
Though the idea of offering a national health care plan for U.S. children is not only honorable but necessary, the gist of our government isolating and taxing those Americans with a nicotine addiction, most insurable themselves, being the base group for paying for this plan is a little absurd. If smokers can be singled out and taxed, then which group will be next. Should obese people be charged more for a Wendy's $0.99 cent burger,like $3.99 ? Can the U.S. government really expect uninsurable smoking addicts to fund an national insurance plan? If you are a smoker in the United States who are trying to quit, the federal government is giving you some more incentive...a $ 1.01 per pack tax increase. Marlboro smokers who smoke a pack a day will see a price increase from $4.29 today 03/30/2009 to a price of $ 6.29-$ 9.89 after April ST. Can you say glaring discrimination?
Five cities in Gwinnett County are stopping the use of red light cameras at busy intersections, saying they are too costly even though they have reduced wrecks. Norcross and Suwanee have removed the cameras, Snellville and Lilburn have suspended their programs for study and Duluth says it won't renew its lease when it expires in May.The cameras monitor and record red-light violations.
Dog lovers please do not miss this upcoming enjoyable event for you and your best friend...YOUR DOG !( Lawrenceville , Ga. , - March 12, 2009) Calling all dogs! Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation is proud to bring Woof-A-Palooza to Little Mulberry Park in Auburn on Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. With demonstrators, vendors, contests, face painting, dog games, and the famous pooch parade, Woof-A-Palooza is sure to have some tails wagging.
The more of these types of stories I read, the more I think that humanity is spiraling downward. These two, Stephen E. Quick, 31, and Samantha Light, 25, are reportedly home daycare providers, from Veedersburg, Indiana. They were arrested on March 5th. Why? Sex with children. And not just that: they also videotaped the acts, some with children as young as two years old. LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS ! Read full story from snafu-ed.blogspot.com
Harbins Park, Gwinnett Countys largest park to date, is located southeast of Dacula will have its grand opening on March 21, 2009. The ribbom cutting ceremony will be at 10am, with festivities running from 10:30am to 2pm. There will be kids activities, pony rides, bike safety demos, and representatives from equestrian and mountain bike groups.Harbin Park features soft surface trail for equestrian (7 miles), mountain bike (7 miles) and hiking 4.5 miles), 3.8 mil paved multi-purpose trail, equestrian trailer parking, playground, pavilion, grills, and restrooms.
The Los Angeles District Attorney has not charged Chris Brown for the alleged assault on girlfriend Rihanna on Sunday morning in Los Angeles, but TMZ is reporting that the 19-year-old singer will almost certainly be charged with felony domestic battery in the case. Only a spoiled bitch man like Chris Brown can stand tall and ask Rihanna for forgiveness without walking away. The new 2010 Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston. Are Chris and Bobby related?
Michael Jackson has announced today that he is returning to the stage for a historic 10 shows at the O2 Arena performing in London for the last time. The King of Pop performs his greatest hits for the event of the summer, the concerts of 2009 and the decade's hottest gigs. This really is 'It'!
by Jeff Hannah and twomucht, More than ten descendants of Green Livsey came together this past weekend for a hike in the woods at the east border of Gwinnett County. Even though some had different skin colors, they all had one thing in mind: they wanted to visit either their great-great grandfather's or their great-great-great grandfather's gravesite. For some it was their first visit, for others it was their first visit in over forty years. One thing was for sure, everyone present was reeling with anticipation!
By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama sheriff imprisoned after admitting he legally pocketed about $210,000 from his jail kitchen while providing skimpy meals to inmates agreed to give up future profits from the operation, a judge said Friday.An order from U.S. District Judge U.W. Clemon shows that Morgan County Sheriff Greg Bartlett has promised to use all government funding he receives for food to actually feed prisoners in the county lockup, which holds about 300 men and women.
Remember Valentine lovers, in order for your love to start growing in your lover's soul...you must give that person a piece of your heart to till, forever more.February has long been a month of romance. It is the month associated with Valentine's Day celebrations. We have, time and again, heard the name St. Valentine being uttered before us in this season of love. But just who is this St. Valentine? Why is this month associated with love and romance? Learn about St. Valentine, how Valentines day came into practice as it is today. The origin of this lovers day goes back as early as 270 A.D and started with the clash between a kindly priest and a mighty ruler. To know more, just read on anddiscover the true meaning of this festival.
Gwinnett County , GA ) - Team Moovers from the Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute Program, Graduating Class 2009 revitalized The Annandale Mile at Annandale Village in Suwanee. The Annandale Mile is a walk path designed around the perimeter of the facility to provide a safe and enjoyable way for Villagers to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Buckhead Jones Nursery in Grayson donated about three hundred dollars worth of shrubs, dirt, and flowers to help to beautify the walk path. Several traffic safety signs were donated by Mark Kason from Big Mouth Signs and installed around the property, complete with garden dcor.
Gwinnett County , GA ) - Gary Wilkens started at Buck Jones Nursery six years ago. Wilkens is far beyond an Account Sales Representative at the nursery. He has taken his passion for community service and love of plants to another level. Wilkens said, "Its very much like family here. Even though, the founder, Buck Jones himself has passed on since 1999, his name still resonates in the community. He (Jones) was very much into the community". Still to this day, the nursery carries on Jones stewardship in serving his surrounding neighbors.
VALENTINES DAY February 14th is Valentines Day. It is a day for romance and love. Valentines Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, including Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom. You see a lot of romantic symbols on Valentines Day. For example, many couples give each other roses. To give someone flowers at any time of year is romantic, and as roses are a symbol of romance, roses on Valentines Day are especially popular. One understanding of romantic lovecalled courtly lovedates back to medieval times, and sending cards on Valentines Day dates back equally far. In 1415, a prisoner in the Tower of London sent a poem to his wife. Today if you want to be the hero in your home...Buy her roses,cheap.! AmyLouise, eHow Member can show you how
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa Bay Buccaneer Warrick Dunn is an elusive, electrifying running back best known for his exceptional game-breaking speed and quickness. Today, as the winner of the 2009 Bart Starr Award, he was honored not for his incredible athleticism, but for his exemplary character and leadership on the field, in the home and in the community. Bart Starr presented Dunn with the award during the 22nd annual NFL-sanctioned Super Bowl Breakfast, hosted by Athletes in Action, at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa this morning.
More than 11,000 evacuees enrolled in Georgia schools after the 2005 disaster uprooted them, educators say. Administrators panicked over how to pay for the unexpected influx. Roughly $55 million in federal aid brought relief. But it also drew scrutiny; and two years later, the federal government told Georgia it wanted an $8.2 million refund, a federal audit and letters obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show. State officials appealed on behalf of districts. They did their own check of the 132 districts that received aid and found half had accepted too much money. The state asked them to return a much smaller amount a total of $1.4 million.
Hey you old high school sports stars,from yesteryear...Do you still think you have game? Then dont miss out on adult sports leagues forming now through Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation. League begin regular play toward the end of March.
The First Annual Gregory Levett and Son Funeral Home Luncheon packed some of Gwinnett's finest community leaders around the state in the old courthouse in Lawrenceville,Georgia. The food was pleasing to the palate and the reunion of community leaders was nourishing to the souls for those in attendance.Gregory Levett declared today, the last Thursday in January as an annual event for the 'Levett and Sons Annual Celebration Luncheon'.We hope for many years to come.After the joyous luncheon,a select few of Gwinnett County leaders were pleased to listen to one of its own sons, State Representative Melvin Everson speak about where he came from and where he is trying to get to before Levett and Son buries him.
( Lawrenceville , Ga. , Jan.23, 2008) Planning a wedding in Gwinnett County ? Visit the 2009 Winter Bridal Show at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville for wedding ideas and prizes. The event is on Sun., Jan. 25 from 2-5 p.m. Over 40 area vendors will display services such as catering, wedding cakes, bridal photography event planning, florals and transportation. The event includes a fashion show at 4:30 p.m. featuring fashions by Sweet Memories and The Gentry Shop. The Music Man Experience will provide DJ services, and Stacey Sparks Events will provide decorations for the courthouse. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse representatives will also be available for consultations during the bridal show.Admission is $5 per person, and every registered bride will be eligible to win prizes such as half off a rental at the beautiful Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, free photography sessions, free bridal bouquet, free grooms cake and a free weekend stay at a Hilton Hotel.