Friday, May 3, 2013
If you love your Winder, Auburn or Statham Waffle House, here's your chance to show it!
Calling all Waffle House lovers! The restaurant chain — a southern staple with its anytime breakfast offerings, Bert's Chili, Lib's Patty Melt and, of course, waffles — wants to see why WaHo is one of your favorite places to dine. The company, which is headquartered in Norcross, Ga., has issued a call for photos for a contest to fill its 2014 calendar. So if you love Waffle House, head out to one of Barrow County's three locations — Winder, Auburn or Statham — and snap an awesome picture. Then click here to submit your photo and enter. The contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers and submissions can be anything from an photo of food to your favorite Waffle House employee. Thirteen pictures will be selected from …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
You can thank the Fair Business Practices Act and request both copies to ensure no one has stolen your identity or your personal financial information.
On April 10, a Statham resident reported to the Barrow County Sheriff's Office that 11 financial accounts had been fraudulently opened in her name. On April 17, a Winder woman reported someone had used her bank card information to make three unauthorized purchases from Walmart.com for 277.14, $614.40 and $338.15. On April 12, 13, 17 and 19, five separate complainants reported someone had fraudulently filed their tax returns. To ensure you are not a victim of identity fraud and that no one has used your personal financial information, you can request not just one but two free credit reports yearly. Georgia's Fair Business Practices Act entitles residents to two free credit reports from each of the three reporting agencies. The Better …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Northeast Georgia Health System plans to build a 100-bed facility adjacent to the existing River Place Medical Plaza 1 on Thompson Mill Road.
Wednesday, May 1
Representatives from Northeast Georgia Health System will be available Thursday evening, May 2, to discuss the new 100-bed hospital facility being built near Buford on Thompson Mill Road. The meeting, which will include a construction update and provide attendees with the opportunity to see new architectural renderings, will begin at 6 p.m. at the Braselton Stover House at 5257 Ga. Highway 53 in Braselton. The new hospital will include an emergency department, diagnostic services and more. Construction of the facility is under way with a target completion date of spring 2015. NGMC Braselton is expected to create 500 new jobs in the area. For more information about the new hospital and the May 2 event, visit the NGMC Brasleton website. …
Violations include food improperly separated, improper holding temperatures and more.
Wednesday, May 1
Want more information on how restaurant inspection scores are calculated? Click here to view the form inspectors use. The Northeast Health District reports the following health inspection scores for Barrow County. Top Dawg Tavern, 656 Exchange Circle, Suite 100, Bethlehem Score: 73 Date of routine inspection: April 15, 2013 Critical violations: Non-critical violations: The Inn at Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton Score: 96 Date of routine inspection: April 16, 2013 No critical violations Non-critical violations: Le Soleil Pool Bar, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton Score: 99 Date of routine inspection: April 16, 2013 No critical violations Non-critical violation: Winder Barrow Speedway, 330 Dunahoo Road, Winder Score…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction sector showed the most significant increase in employment from 2010 to 2011.
Tuesday, April 30
While U.S. businesses have shown the first rise in employment since 2008 — based on data for the year 2011 — this is the fourth consecutive year the number of businesses in the U.S. have declined, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Total employment in all U.S. business sectors was 113.4 million in 2011, an increase of 1.5 million employees from 2010. The mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction sector showed the most significant increase in employment — 12 percent from 2010 to 2011. According to the Census Bureau, there were 7.4 million U.S. businesses with paid employees for 2011, down 42,585 establishments from 2010. These new findings, released today, April 30, are from "County Business Patterns: 2011," which the Census Bureau …
The new selections, featuring a King's Hawaiian bread bun, are available for a limited time only.
Tuesday, April 30
Enjoy Arby's roast beef sandwich? Barrow County residents can now try it with a King's Hawaiian bread bun. Arby's Restaurant Group Inc. announced Monday a partnership with King's Hawaiian brand to offer two new sandwiches, the Arby's King's Hawaiian Roast Beef and the Arby's King's Hawaiian Roast Beef & Swiss — but they're only available for a limited time. To celebrate the partnership and the new sandwiches, Arby's is holding a Hawaiian Getaway sweepstakes. The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two with a four-night stay in Honolulu, Hawaii, along with a premium group lesson at one of the island's premier surf schools, Hawaiian Fire. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.ArbysKingsHawaiian.com through May 26. Subscribe to Barrow …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The makeover includes renovations to all 24 bedrooms and bathrooms, living area, kitchen and exterior of the resort's Villas.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Read what Barrow Patch users have to say about local businesses and share your own reviews.
Tuesday, April 23
Did you know you can rate and review hundreds of Barrow area businesses and restaurants in our directory? Businesses are rated on a scale of one to five, with five stars being excellent and one star indicating a poor rating. Recent reviews were posted for the following businesses: Want to share your opinion about a local business? Visit the Barrow Patch Directory, search for the business you want to review and look for the "Rate this business" link directly beneath the company name. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
Monday, April 22, 2013
This store sells gently-used apparel and household items and also accepts consignments.
Monday, April 22
Barrow County residents can learn more about local businesses, read reviews by other customers, post their own reviews and more by visiting the Barrow Patch business directory. While potential customers can benefit from the information in the directory, business owners can reap rewards as well. Owners who claim their directory listing can take advantage of several free business tools, including the ability to better interact with customers. Thank you to Dali Mama Consignment for claiming its free directory listing: Dali Mama Consignment This business offers a selection of apparel and household items, including clothing for men, women and children, accessories, linens, furniture, art, books and jewelry. Individuals are welcome to bring …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Find out how Barrow restaurants and places that offer food services scored on recent health inspections.
Wednesday, April 17
Want more information on how restaurant inspection scores are calculated? Click here to view the form inspectors use. The Northeast Health District reports the following health inspection scores for Barrow County. The Georgia Club Golf Club, 1050 Chancellors Drive, Statham Score: 82 Date of routine inspection: April 10, 2013 Critical violation: Non-critical violations: Chen's Garden, 1296 Atlanta Highway, Suite F, Auburn Score: 93 Date of routine inspection: April 8, 2013 Non-critical violations: Captain D's, 54 E. May St., Winder Score: 97 Date of routine inspection: April 3, 2013 Non-critical violation: Mistico Mex-Mes Bar and Grill, 425 Loganville Highway, Winder Score: 97 Date of routine inspection: April 5, 2013 Non…