Friday, May 17, 2013
The Norcross High graduate stars in the daytime soap opera "Days of Our Lives."
For Peachtree Corners former resident Chandler Massey, life keeps getting sweeter by the day. The former drama student at Norcross High has made it to the big league. He stars in the long-running daytime drama, "Days of Our Lives," and has been nominated for an Emmy for the third time. The awards take place on June 18. Massey, whose parents Lewis and Amy Massey live in Peachtree Corners, won his first Daytime Emmy in 2012. This year is the third time he's been nominated. "It feels great," said 22-year-old Massey in a report published by PEOPLE. "It's a huge honor and I'd love to have another piece of hardware but we'll see what happens in June." Massey, who also has a movie to add to his credits ("16-Love debuted in January 2012), plays a …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Despite a rainy start, the Greater Gwinnett Championship final two days picture perfect for watching the Champions Tour event.
The inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship finished with a flourish on Sunday in nearly ideal weather conditions for galleries to enjoy the Champions Tour event held at the TPC Sugarloaf golf course. A rainy Friday didn't deter the 25,000 or so golf fans who came to watch the three day event held April 19-21 on the Greg Norman-designed golf course in Duluth. "We were hoping for over 40,000," said Stan Hall the executive director of Greater Gwinnett Championship foundation which heads up the operation and control of the new tournament. "If it hadn't rained on Frdiay, we would have easily met our goal," he added. Hall said nearly 800 volunteers, some who had worked at the AT&T Classic (formerly the BellSouth Classic) had returned to help. …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Enjoy upcoming family night at the Fowler YMCA in Peachtree Corners when the gym is transformed into a roller rink for skate night.
Families are important at Robert Fowler Family YMCA. So in addition to the broad array of programs, sports and fitness classes offered, Fowler Y offers an ever-growing selection of family-oriented programs. Last Saturday was Family Game Night at the Y. Families enjoyed an afternoon playing Jinga, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Candy Land, Cards, Twister, and many other family favorite games. And this was all in addition to the gym and swim times that welcome entire families to play together and workout together. On February 16, Fowler Y is planning to transform the Y gymnasium into a roller rink of fun for Family Skate Night. To see all that Fowler Y has to offer your family, stop by the Y for a free one week guest pass.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Fowler YMCA invites the community to its annual fundraiser Feb. 2.
For 15 years, residents of Peachtree Corners and the surrounding communities have come together for a day filled with fellowship and fitness at Robert Fowler YMCA’s annual Rock ‘N Roll-A-Thon. The spirit and tradition continues on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m.-.4.p.m. as neighbors cycle, swim, dance and shop – all for a GREAT Cause! With a variety of activities to choose from - cycling in the gym, swimming in our pool, dancing to Latin tunes, or shopping the Silent Auction, there is something for everyone! You don’t need to be an athlete to participate; you just need the desire to make a difference! One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will go to the Y’s Annual Giving Campaign which opens the doors for children, adults and …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Georgia General Assembly convenes on Monday, Jan. 14. State Rep. Tom Rice highlights some of the issues lawmakers will deal with this year.
Editor's note: Georgia State Representative Tom Rice (R-Dist. 95) will provide periodic reports during the 40-day legislative session. Here is his first report. On Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, the members and members elect of the Georgia House and Senate will be sworn in at 10 a.m. and thus will begin the 40-day session of the Georgia General Assembly. I am greatly indebted to the voters of House District 95 to allow me to serve again. It is my desire to hear from the voters on any issue and they can do that simply by going to my web site at www.tomrice.org and keying the contact tab. You can also call my office at 404-656-5912 to voice your opinion or to set up a meeting. The 2013 Session undoubtedly will focus on many issues of concern to the…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The site for the neighborhood market has been cleared, and now the company is waiting for construction bids.
Thursday, January 10
From Peachtree Corners Patch Wal-Mart's plans to build a Neighborhood Market are on track, said a company official, but it will likely be fall of 2013 before the new store opens. "Our new Neighborhood Market on Winters Chapel Road is currently out for bids," said Bill Wertz, Director of Community & Media Relations. "Clearing of the site began in September, and we are hoping construction can start in the next couple of months." Wertz said an definite opening date has not been set but it will likely be fall before the new facility is ready. When the new 40,000 square-foot store opens, it's expected to generate 90 new jobs. Bryan Lackey, Gwinnett County's Planning and Development Director, said the the county has issued a building permit for …
2012 was the hottest year on record in the United States. Scientists say high temperatures were brought on by release of greenhouse gases.
We all know remember the unprecedented 106+ degrees last summer. But was it just a fluke of nature? According to AccuWeather the average temperature in the U.S. in 2012 was 55.3 degrees, which is 3.2 degrees above normal. This ranks as the warmest year since 1895 when record keeping began. Scientists agree that temperatures historically rise and fall, but say that warming caused by the human release of greenhouse gases played into the extreme high temperatures in 2012. The year began with an unusually warm winter with relatively little snow last year as the beginning which was followed by a March that was so hot that trees began to bloom. Then the drought that engulfed 61 percent of the nation. Was it just coincidental that 11 natural …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The city has two stores that sell firearms, Dick's Sporting Goods store and Norcross Gun Club and Range. Will tighter gun controls ensure our safety?
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Sandy Hook shooting deaths have everyone on edge and wondering just how safe they - and their children - really are. The focus naturally turns to guns, and how to keep weapons from the hands of those who would kill the innocent and unarmed. And it has put those who sell guns in the spotlight. Dick's Sporting Goods, which has over 500 stores in 44 states including Peachtree Corners, sells rifles, shotguns and ammunition. Shortly after the Friday shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the company made an announcement that "out of respect for the victims and their families," it would remove all guns from sale and from display at its store nearest to Newtown, Conn. "The company also made the decision to pull sporting rifles from all …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Georgia C.A.R.E. Project held a press conference Monday at the Georgia state capitol to announce its agenda to focus on the state’s antiquated marijuana laws.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
What do you think about the idea of leglalizing marijuana in Georgia. It's a timely topic, as a new push to reform Georgia’s marijuana laws kicked off Monday as lawmakers consider criminal justice reform measures. The Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform & Education (Georgia C.A.R.E. Project) is a project of the Georgia Taxpayers Alliance which was founded by James Bell and Ron Williams who have supported and advocated for law reform for 25 years. “We applaud Gov. Nathan Deal and the legislature for their courageous efforts to reform ineffective and costly laws we can no longer afford to sustain,” Bell stated in a news release. “Decades of 'get tough on drugs' legislation has cost taxpayer billions and has done little to solve real crime …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Professional tennis' top men, women to compete at Life Time Athletic & Tennis facility (formerly Racquet Club of the South).
Friday, December 14, 2012
The 2012 Olympic men’s doubles gold medal winners and 12-time Grand Slam doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan will play a unique exhibition to help kick off the 2012 USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs, on December 14-16 at Life Time Athletic & Tennis. Five select doubles teams from Georgia, to be chosen from the state’s top players, from juniors to teaching professionals, will each take on the Bryan brothers in a first-to-four-games exhibition match in the “Battle of Georgia.” The exhibition will take place on Friday, Dec. 14, the opening day of the fourth USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs at Life Time, formerly known as the Racquet Club of the South, a USTA Certified Regional Training Center. Sixteen players, eight men and …