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First Waffle House opened on Labor Day 1955 and other interesting information

The first Waffle House opened on Labor Day weekend in 1955 at 2719 East College Avenue in Avondale Estates, Georgia.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Avondale Estates, GA, Dekalb County, GA

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Report: Ga. governments have weak nepotism rules

An investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution raises questions about whether rules designed to prevent nepotism are adequate or enforced.


Barrow County News

BCSO, GBI investigate employees for excessive force, lying

Four Barrow County Sheriff's Office employees have left the agency after being accused of using excessive force, lying in reports and having an affair with a former inmate.


Related Topix: Barrow County, GA, Winder, GA, Loganville, GA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Times

Georgia Rideshare lot goes unused

The Ride Share lot at Atlanta Highway and Thurmon Tanner Parkway is mostly empty Thursday morning with only a handful of vehicles in the 360-space lot.


Related Topix: Georgia, Hall County, GA, Oakwood, GA, Gainesville, GA, Buford, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Area communities get loans for water, sewerage projects

The town of Braselton, which straddles the Barrow, Jackson, Hall and Gwinnett county lines in northeast Georgia, is among the jurisdictions around the state recently awarded infrastructure project loans through the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.


Related Topix: Braselton, GA, Jackson County, GA, Georgia, Hall County, GA, Oakwood, GA, Dahlonega, GA, Lumpkin County, GA, Banks County, GA, Baldwin, GA

The Times-Herald

River cleanup nets 471 pounds of trash

Volunteers pulled 471 pounds of trash from the section of the Chattahoochee River that runs in front of Chattahoochee State Park last week during the annual Rivers Alive cleanup event.


Related Topix: Coweta County, GA, Newnan, GA

Washington Times

Report details unaccompanied minors placed in Ga.

A new federal report shows nearly 350 unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border have been placed with families in DeKalb County, the largest number in the state.

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Related Topix: Cobb County, GA

Report: Woman Left 6-Year-old Child Locked in Hot Car at GGC

A Lawrenceville woman was arrested and charged with child cruelty after Georgia Gwinnett College police allegedly found her 6-year-old child locked in a hot car on campus Thursday.


Related Topix: Lawrenceville, GA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Police Search for Gwinnett Burglar After SWAT Called

Gwinnett Police are looking for a suspected burglar who was seen stealing from a neighbor, prompting a call to the SWAT team because of a possible barricade.


Related Topix: Lawrenceville, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Winder man faces child exploitation charges in Commerce

A Winder man remained in the Jackson County Jail Friday on charges stemming from a meeting with a 14-year-old Commerce girl after they had contact on Facebook, authorities said Friday.


Related Topix: Buford, GA, Hall County, GA

Business Journal

A pre-Imagine Q&A with Atlanta's EDM Queen MK Ultra

On Aug. 28 Atlanta Business Chronicle spoke with singer/songwriter/DJ Leah Culver , who is better known by her stage name MK Ultra, about her upcoming performance at this weekend's Imagine Music Festival.


Related Topix: Waka Flocka Flame, Hip-Hop, Norcross, GA

Police: Gwinnett Man Kills Himself After Fatally Stabbing Ex-Wife, Injuring Her Mother

Gwinnett Police have identified the victims and suspect in Thursday's fatal domestic dispute, in which a man allegedly stabbed and killed his former wife and stabbed her mother before killing himself later at a gun range.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Lawrenceville, GA, Norcross, GA

Los Angles studio operates new Ga. film complex

MBS3, prestigious Los Angeles movie studio company, is teaming with prominent Atlanta developer Jim Jacoby to operate a scheduled Atlanta Film Media complex in Gwinnett County.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Midtown (Atlanta, GA), History Movies, Titanic, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Celebrities, James Cameron, Georgia

Teacher Invents Simple Device That Could Stop a Gunman in His Tracks and Save Students' Lives

After the rash of school shootings in the United States over the past decade and a half, some teachers have been taking action to think up creative and life-saving methods for keeping their classrooms safe.


Related Topix: Dacula, GA, US Politics, US News

Duluth Restaurant Scores: Temp Control, Excessive Build-Up of Food Debris Cited in Failing Grade

Observations: Observed employee handling ready-to-eat imitation crab with bare hands.


Related Topix: Duluth, GA, Life, Food, Vegetables

Ray Cutright heads 2014 PGA of America national award recipients

PGA Master Professional Ray Cutright, in his 21st season at Idle Hour Club in Macon, Georgia, has been named recipient of the 2014 PGA Golf Professional of the Year, the highest annual honor bestowed upon a PGA of America Professional.


Related Topix: Georgia, Macon, GA, Bibb County, GA, Duluth, GA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Find Open Houses Near Lilburn on Labor Day Weekend

Check back every week for a listing of the latest open houses scheduled in the area and new homes for sale.


Related Topix: Lilburn, GA


Police: suspect dead after fatal Lawrenceville stabbing

According to Gwinnett County Police, the incident started as a domestic dispute at a home on Chris Lake Drive Thursday afternoon.


Related Topix: Lawrenceville, GA, Home Listing, Home, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

Double Stabbing in Gwinnett Leaves 1 Dead, Another Seriously Injured

Gwinnett Police are investigating a double stabbing on Chris Lake Drive near Lawrenceville that left one woman dead and her mother with serious injuries.


Related Topix: Lawrenceville, GA

Girl, 6, Says She Was Assaulted by Older Students in Bathroom at Gwinnett Elementary School

The Gwinnett County Public School System is investigating claims of a elementary school student that she was sexually molested two times in a bathroom by other students.


Related Topix: Sugar Hill, GA