Monday, May 20, 2013
An Atlanta city councilor has proposed regulating where gun ranges can be located? Our Question of the Week: do you agree?
The Atlanta City Council may vote on an ordinance this week that would restrict gun ranges from locating within 800 feet of residential neighborhoods, schools and churches. The proposed ordinance, sponsored by Atlanta City Councilwoman Yolanda Adrean, was prompted when a shooting range announced plans to open in Loring Heights, a West Atlanta neighborhood. The 30,000-square-foot proposed project on Bishop street would replace a plumbing supply building, and would have 24 indoor firing lanes. So our Patch Question of the Week is, would you want an indoor shooting range in your community? Are these facilities safe, or do you think they're too dangerous? Take our Patch poll and share your thoughts and opinions in our Comments section below…
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners, and includes a profile of a Lilburn, GA-based business.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features Lilburn, GA's New For You Consignment Boutique, which opened in 2012 and in that time, has enjoyed success thanks in part to owner Wendy Carter’s efforts to collaborate with other consignment shops in the area. Additional Small Business Patch features include: Are you a small business owner? Sign up for the Patch Small Business newsletter.
Marchex Institute says Ohio residents swear the most on consumer calls but Georgians are among the most courteous.
We're the Peach State — because we're so sweet...mostly. That's the finding from the Marchex Institute, a data analysis firm. Just in time for National Etiquette Week, Marchex released findings on the most courteous and the least courteous states in the nation. The Institute examined more than 600,000 phone calls from the past 12 months. You know, the calls that "may be recorded for training purposes." The calls were placed by consumers to businesses across 30 industries, including cable and satellite companies, auto dealerships, pest control centers and more, says Marchex. The Institute scanned for curse words from A to F to S (use your imagination). Analysts then linked the frequency of those words with all 50 states. Georgians …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
During a rainy Sunday, May 19th in Atlanta, Georgia the President of the United States spoke at Morehouse's graduation.
It rained, it stormed, and it rained some more on Sunday morning ahead of President Obama's 2013 Commencement Address at Morehouse College. LIVE STREAM and COVERAGE of the 2013 MOREHOUSE COMMENCEMENT Fun Facts:
The live coverage is over, but replay the live blog to see what all the hype was about.
President Barack Obama gave the 129th commencement address speech on a wet and rainy Sunday afternoon, May 19th, at Morehouse College. Obama began his remarks to an excited yet wet crowd,most of whom had been seated as early as 6 am. at approximately 11:30 am. The sky opened just before the speech began, and the crowd was treated to a steady downpour throughout. Obama quipped that, “I would be out there with you, but the Secret Service gets nervous.” Obama was greeted with a big cheer when he emerged from a building adjacent to the stage with Morehouse College president John Silvanus Wilson, a former White House aide. The invocation was given by Rev. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous church. …
Our poll question on Councilwoman Winslow's DUI in which most people said she should NOT resign led as our top story this week. Plus more made our top list.
Here's a look at the most popular articles on Cascade Patch this week:
Water bill assistance and free plumbing repairs are now available through grants from the City and the Federal Government.
(submitted by Atlanta City Council Communications) Water bill assistance and free plumbing repairs are now available through grants from the City and the Federal Government. This assistance is provided through Southeast Energy Assistance, a non-profit agency that has been serving the metropolitan area since 1978. Eligibility Requirements: - Bill Payment Assistance •Must occupy the property •Income must not exceed limits shown on attached flyer •May receive up to $500 in assistance once every 24 months •Account holder of a City of Atlanta water and/or sewer bill - Plumbing/Leak Assistance •Must own and occupy the property •Income must not exceed limits shown on attached flyer •Account holder of a City of Atlanta water and/or sewer bill Call…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Also this week: Sandy Springs SWAT standoff; Obama visits Sunday; Fox Theatre 'rocks;' Tucker store robbed repeatedly; winning lottery ticker in Stone Mountain.
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Fulton County’s Water & Sewer billing office is warning customers of a potential scam.
Some Fulton County water & sewer customers have reported being contacted by individuals pretending to be calling on behalf of Fulton County Water & Sewer billing. The callers have requested customers’ credit card numbers, claiming that they need immediate payment in order to avoid service disconnection. Fulton County’s Water & Sewer billing does not accept any form of payment by telephone. In addition, Fulton County does not contact its water & sewer customers in the evening. Fulton County asks that any citizen who receives such a call notify authorities immediately. Any Fulton County water & sewer customer who has questions about their account may contact the billing office at 404-612-6830 or log on to https://waterbilling.…