Friday, February 1, 2013
The second annual “Business Owners Day at the Capital” got under way at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 31, 2013.
Friday, February 1
For the second consecutive year, state Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia) facilitated an opportunity for local business owners in Georgia to share in an exchange of ideas with a bipartisan group of congressmen. “Business Owners Day at the Capitol” began at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the Floyd Room of the West Twin Towers building at the state Capital. Kendrick was joined by fellow Democrats Rep. Karen Bennet (Stone Mountain) and Sen. Ron Ramsey (Decatur) and well as Republican Rep. Brett Harrell (Snellville). According to a press release from Kendrick’s office, the event offered business owners from across the state an opportunity to network with other business owners and to learn about what state and federal agencies are doing to support …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Georgians are part of a national movement to keep holiday cash at home.
“Look, Charlie, let's face it. We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It's run by a big eastern syndicate, you know.” – Lucy van Pelt to Charlie Brown in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Americans have worried about losing the true meaning of Christmas since at least 1965, when Charlie Brown lamented the holiday’s commercialization in a Peanuts special. This year, there’s a movement afoot to bring Christmas closer to home. An apparently anonymous essay circulating on the Web has drawn the attention of people in Georgia. It calls for buying local services as gifts instead of products manufactured in foreign countries: You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city…
Monday, November 14, 2011
Less than a week after Winder voters approved Sunday retail sales of packaged beer and wine, residents were able to stock up if they so chose yesterday.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday sales of packaged beer and wine began in Winder yesterday, the weekend after voters approved the referendum. According to AccessNorthGa.com, this was the exception, not the rule, for other municipalities that approved Sunday sales — only a handful of other cities started allowing Sunday sales yesterday, and it could be weeks before residents in 50 cities and towns across Georgia can purchase alcohol on Sundays. In Winder, 707 voters approved of Sunday sales, with 592 voting against. Sunday alcohol sales was also on the ballots in Auburn and Barrow County. In Auburn, 155 votes were cast in favor of Sunday sales and 53 in opposition. Of 3,884 votes cast by county residents, 2,253 (58.01 percent) were in favor of Sunday sales, while 1,…
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
A local vet is sponsoring canine rabies vaccinations and micro-chip placement at the Statham Gazebo on Saturday, Nov. 19.
UPDATE: Slight change of plans just announced — the clinic is now slated to take place in front of the Depot in downtown Statham. Do you have the scoop on the latest news, events and happenings straight from the city streets of Statham? Tell us in comments. On Saturday, Nov. 19, Statham residents and their canine companions are invited to visit the gazebo downtown from 9 a.m. to noon for a very special event hosted by Four Paws Animal Hospital. The local animals hospital — founded by veterinarian Angela Thibodeaux — will sponsor a rabies vaccine and micro-chip clinic for dogs. All proceeds will benefit the construction of the Statham Dog Park at Furr Lane Park.Vaccines and microchips will be administered by Dr. Thibodeaux. In addition to…
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
A plastic surgery practice is opening in Braselton.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Barrow County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at Greco Aesthetics, located at 2695 Old Winder Highway, Suite 150, in Braselton, at noon today. The practice, headed by plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Greco, offers cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Meet Dr. Greco. --- Today's forecast: Patchy frost before 9 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 69. East wind between 5 and 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. --- Barrow Patch wants to feature user-submitted photos every Saturday and is need of submissions. E-mail your photos — any photo taken in Barrow — to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, city of residence and the date and location the photos was taken. --- Tonight's forecast: Mostly clear, with a …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
A new coffee house and Southern gift shop hangs out its shingle in the heart of town.
Nestled beneath a canopy of trees in the heart of Bethlehem, The Judson House makes ready to welcome shoppers during a month when visiting guests and thankful hearts are top of mind for one and all. Owned by local residents Ricky and Lindsey Brown, the shop features antiques, home décor and unique gifts — perfect for the early holiday shopper who’s ready to check a few items off of a list or the hostess with the mostest who wishes to get her home “magazine shoot” ready for visitors during the busy holiday season. The shop’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. In just a couple of weeks, the Browns plan to open the coffee shop and bakery element of The Judson House. To stay on top of the latest news related to new deliveries…