Thursday, July 28, 2011
Over $1,400 in unauthorized charges appeared on a resident's card and a business owner's card.
After using their credit cards at the Forum shopping center on Peachtree Parkway, a Norcross resident and a Norcross business owner both began seeing fraudulent charges pop up on their bills. The unauthorized charges add up to just over $1,400 in Gwinnett County alone, with additional charges in other counties. Because of video footage captured at various locations in Gwinnett, Norcross Police believe the same individual is behind the frauds. They are now seeking the public’s help in locating him. The man, pictured, appears to be a medium-skinned male in his 30s of medium build. In some of the footage captured, he is wearing a black baseball cap and a white sports watch. There is a mobile scanning device that scammers use to read the …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Atlanta native and bestselling author, Karin Slaughter, will be in the area this Friday to sign copies of her latest book, "Fallen," and raise awareness of the needs of public libraries.
The Washington Post has called her “one of the best crime novelists in America.” But for Atlanta native, Karin Slaughter, author of such bestselling novels as "Undone," "Broken," "Fractured, "Beyond Reach," "Triptych," "Faithless" and - her latest release - "Fallen," the real crime is the underfunding and outright closing of libraries. “Libraries are the last place any community should cut money,” Slaughter says. “I mean, I understand some things have to be cut, but a lot of these municipalities are gutting the libraries and it’s so short sighted.” A staunch supporter of libraries, Slaughter sites statistics that show a tremendous increase in library usage across the country - up more than 23 percent between 2006 and 2009 – as well as …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Mother's Day is just around the corner. Still need a gift for mom? Here are some of our favorite local finds.
Okay, okay. You still haven't worked out what to get mom? The best place to turn now is nearby. We've found some delightful gifts that will make her feel special... And they're all from around the neighborhood.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
A Japanese habachi grill and sushi shop has defied the odds with its success.
Located inside The Forum shopping center, Aomi offers a unique Japanese Hibachi grill experience. Your table is right in front of a grill, with a personal chef who cooks your choice of meat with theatrical flair. Doochil Park saw the location and the neighborhood and liked it right away. He was already busy running a restaurant while making plans for a second location at the time. However, he finalized his decision to close his first restaurant and devote all resources into making Aomi a success. Park’s vision for the restaurant was a mix of the East and West: something traditional but with modern décor. Wall separators made of bamboo offers guests privacy while keeping a Japanese flair. Granite countertops, bronze tables, leather chairs…
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Here are our Calendar Editor's picks for this weekend: As expected, holiday hullabaloo and, completely unexpected, a tennis tournament.
The holidays are upon us and it's the last weekend to finalize travel plans, prepare for in-laws and find an extra-small helmet so your nephew doesn't kill himself when he gets that new skateboard. No matter how busy you get, take some time for yourself and enjoy it. Maybe by doing one of these 5 Things. 1. Go see a play. The newest film installment of The Chronicles of Narnia, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" opened last weekend and pulled in a cool $24 million. If you're interested in a refresher on the original, Lionheart Theatre in Historic Norcross opens a weekend run of "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" today at 7:30 p.m. Read our article about it here. Also, this is the last weekend that The Nutcracker will be showing at …