Thursday, May 23, 2013
The city is in talks to bring free wifi to Buckhead, too.
Sometime in 2014, anyone visiting Piedmont or Grant parks in Atlanta will be able to enjoy free Internet access along with the parks' other amenities. According to Creative Loafing, the city plans to install free Internet access for the two parks and possibly for some Atlanta recreation centers, the Atlanta Beltline and even possibly the Buckhead Community Improvement District. City officials are in talks with Buckhead CID, Central Atlanta Progress and the Midtown Alliance about bringing free wi-fi to each of those business districts. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed originally wanted a wi-fi network to cover the entire city, but the city cannot afford a citywide network. The cost for installation of the necessary infrastructure and subsequent …
Congratulations to the Class of 2013! The Ceremony will begin at 1 p.m.
Watch as the Grady High School graduating class of 2013 walks across the stage to receive their diplomas and celebrate with their friends and family.
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Make sure you let your friends and neighbors know about your child's milestone!
Do you have a friend or family member graduating from high school or college this year? Maybe your child will be receiving his or her diploma at Thursday's 1 p.m. Grady High School commencement at the Atlanta Civic Center? Want to congratulate them and share the good news with your friends and neighbors? Post a free graduation announcement on Patch. To post a free announcement, click here. In the category drop down box (see photo), select "graduation." Enter the graduate's name, school and any other details you'd like to share. Directly below the "description" box, you'll see an "Upload photos and videos" button. If you'd like your announcement featured on the Dacula Patch home page, be sure to add a photo or video. Only announcements with…
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Also: 'The Green Berets' general visits Stone Mountain; security issues on the Beltline; purse snatcher strikes in Dunwoody; Sandy Springs shooting trail begins; free Buckhead wi-fi?
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Brooks plead 'not guilty' before Judge Alan Baverman on Wednesday, May 22nd.
UPDATE: According to the AJC, "State Rep. Tyrone Brooks Sr., accompanied by former Gov. Roy Barnes as his attorney, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to fraud and tax evasion charges." Judge Alan Baverman allowed Rep. Brooks to remain free on a $25,000 bond until his trial. Former Georgia Governor, Roy Barnes, reportedly told the judge that he is representing Tyrone Brooks for free. The two plan to have a press conference on Thursday in Marietta. Georgia State Representative, Tyrone Brooks, begins his fight in court on Wednesday as he faces Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman in regards to a 30 count indictment. Rep Tyrone Brooks represents District 55, and has a long history in the southwest Atlanta community and in the civil rights struggle. …
The huge fire on Marietta Street WILL affect your morning commute. Expect road closures, delays in the area.
The huge fire on Marietta Street WILL affect your morning commute. Expect road closures, delays in the area. For video follow this link from Jennifer Leslie's Vine account that was posted on her Twitter page. Jennifer Leslie is a reporter with 11Alive News. The business on fire is United Transmission Service located at 350 Marietta Street. The Atlanta Fire Department is on the scene, but no word on the cause of the fire. Plumes of smoke could be seen from morning joggers in Piedmont Park all the way to the AUC.
The award was established in the name of two Ansley Park residents who have enriched the neighborhood through years of dedication and service.
(The following Announcement was forwarded to us by a resident and member of the Ansley Park Civic Association) At the 2012 Annual Meeting, the Ansley Park Civic Association announced the initiation of the Jane Award to honor an outstanding volunteer in our community. The award was established in the name of two AP residents who have enriched our neighborhood through years of dedication and service. It was fitting that our two Janes, Jane Harmon and Jane Berman, were the first recipients of the Jane Award. The purpose of this annual award is to recognize, celebrate, and honor specific volunteers, and to encourage volunteerism in Ansley Park. It is now time to look among us to nominate candidates for the 2013 Jane Award. Nominations …
While the Board of Education struggles to balance its budget and debates class sizes, Atlanta Public Schools' students celebrate as Wednesday marks the last day of school.
Wednesday marks the final day of the 2012-13 school year for Atlanta Public Schools, but for the APS board, the work is far from done concerning passing a $568 million budget by the end of the month for preliminary approval. The Atlanta Board of Education Budget Commission met on Monday to review the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 and considered three teacher furlough days, eliminating a 3 percent salary bonus to employees who haven’t received a raise in five years and other cuts in an attempt to close a $61 million budget gap. The board also debated smaller class sizes, which in some schools are larger than state guidelines. But Superintendent Erroll Davis said it wasn’t the time to spend $20 million or so to reduce class sizes so …