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Smyrna honors local heroes on eve of 9/11

Smyrna honors local heroes on eve of 9/11

SMYRNA, Ga. -- The eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is a fitting time for Americans to come together to honor, remember and celebrate the men and women who protect their communities every day.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, the city of Smyrna will hold its second annual Auction for Heroes Gala to bolster aid for local uniformed officers and public safety personnel.

The gala is a fun-filled evening of entertainment, dining and dance, sponsored by grateful local businesses and officials. This year's event includes performances by Kingsized and Wesley Cook, a finalist in Rolling Stone's Street to Stage competition.

Other notable attendees include Smyrna Chief of Police Stan Cook, Smyrna Fire Chief Jason Lanyon and Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon.

The gala will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

A Historical Site is an Option for Your Wedding Venue

A Historical Site is an Option for Your Wedding Venue

Have you ever thought of adding a little historical charm to your wedding day? Venues, like the Douglasville Cultural Arts Center, are beautiful southern gems to consider.

The Cultural Arts Center is on the National Historical Preservation Society’s National Register and offers enchantment and elegance for weddings and receptions. To discuss the magnificence of this 100-year-old venue, I met with Emily Lightner, program assistant of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County

“The Cultural Center was once a home,” says Emily. She explained that it was once the home of deceased Georgia State Senator W. T. Roberts in the early 1900s.

Turner Construction Company Announces New LEED Gold Certified Cobb County Superior Courthouse

Turner Construction Company Announces New LEED Gold Certified Cobb County Superior Courthouse

 

The Cobb County Superior Courthouse in Marietta received its LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council on April 25.  It is the largest LEED Gold certified courthouse in the Southeast. Turner Construction led the design/build effort with design partners Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects and HDR.

“Cobb County had requested a LEED certified project, and Turner and the design/build team were able to deliver the LEED Gold project approximately three months ahead of schedule and give back to the county approximately $1 million,” said Turner Construction Company project manager Winston Williams Jr.

Choosing a Wedding Venue… Time to be Picky

Choosing a Wedding Venue… Time to be Picky

Budget set? …Check! Wedding date and time set? …Check! Ok, now it’s time to find a venue. Choosing a location to hold your wedding can be fun yet frustrating. Do you want your ceremony at a church, and then host your reception in a hotel ballroom? Or, do you want your ceremony and reception at the same place? What amenities, such as a bridal dressing room, do you want? Are you searching for an outdoor or indoor spot? I don’t mean to bombard you with questions, but consider this… Because your wedding ceremony and reception venues help set the tone, mood, and motif of your big day, it’s vital that you select a location that will make you and your hubby-to-be happy. 

WEEKEND EVENTS: Atlanta Gives Back, Pet Parade, Dead Prez

WEEKEND EVENTS: Atlanta Gives Back, Pet Parade, Dead Prez

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Join 11Alive and the Atlanta Humane Society for the 21st Annual Pet Parade on Saturday, May 7. The parade starts at Piedmont Park at 11:00 a.m. and features 11Alive’s own, John Gerard and Chesley McNeil as the Grand Marshalls. Registration for pets starts at 9:00 a.m. and the event ends around 1:00 p.m. Registration for a pet and a parent is $35, on Saturday morning. Piedmont Park is located at 1071 Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta.

Revolutionary hip-hop duo, Dead Prez will headline a concert at Masquerade on Friday, May 6. The two-some, composed of stic.man and M-1 are known for their “raw” and “in-your-face” style of lyricism.