Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The popular destination can be seen from all over Gwinnett County.
If you've ever been to Stone Mountain, you know just how much of Atlanta you can see from the top - 60 miles out on a clear day! It's a breathtaking sight, but did you know that the mountain is visible in some pretty surprising places around Gwinnett? The large granite protrusion is visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, a number of apartment homes in Buckhead, Memorial Drive, and of course many backroads all over Gwinnett County. For many of us, it's the landmark we see driving down Highway 78 that tells us we're almost home. Take a minute, snap a photo of your view of the mountain and share it with us, with a caption that includes your location.
Monday, June 4, 2012
You won't be around the next time this happens, so watch it before it's too late.
A little after 5 p.m. Tuesday, residents in the metro Atlanta area will have an opportunity to witness one of the rarest predictable celestial events: a transit of Venus. One of the best seats in the house to witness the transit of Venus has to be on top of Stone Mountain from 5-8 p.m. on June 5. The park has partnered with the Atlanta Astronomy Club to give folks a chance to see it. There will be ten large solar-filtered telescopes set up on top of of the mountain. Participants will hear Atlanta Astronomy Club members describe the event. North Georgia College & State University’s Coleman Planetarium in Dahlonega will host a viewing party, too. Teams will film the event from the west balcony of the Health & Natural Sciences Building, and …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Incident happened Monday morning on Old Tucker Road.
Gwinnett County police officers were involved in a shooting at 1085 Old Tucker Rd. on Monday morning in unincorporated Stone Mountain. Christopher Kenney, who GCPD's Cpl. Jake Smith said was "somebody that we've been looking for for a while," and who had been previously arrested, was shot and killed during the incident. No officers were hurt in the incident, which occurred at about 10 a.m. Monday. Check back with Patch later for more details.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Scroll over the map for details on some of the brightest holiday spots in the state.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Looking for some inspiration before you enter Patch's Deck the House contest? Georgia Magazine put together a list of some of the top light shows in the state to get you ready. From Pettit Creek Farms in Cartersville to Stone Mountain Park, a few night trips will light up your life.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Another hit in string of early morning armed robberies.
Updated 3:48 p.m. One more day, one more Waffle House robbed. Waffle House #307 at 1945 Rockbridge Road in Stone Mountain was robbed early this morning, according to police. It is unknown if this robbery is connected with the others that have occurred in the Atlanta area, including in the City of Norcross. Norcross Police say that 18 robberies have occurred since July 27 that could be linked to the same two men. The hold-ups cover 12 different police jurisdictions, including six metro Atlanta counties, La Grange, Ga. and Auburn, Ala. The agencies are working closely together, with the Norcross Police Department serving as a central agency for compiling data, according to Sgt. Bill Grogan of the Norcross PD. A multi-jurisdictional meeting…