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BEST SPOTS: First Date Spots

BEST SPOTS: First Date Spots

 

ATLANTA – Tired of dinner and a movie? Looking to spice up your dating life in the New Year? Well, we’ve got some new ideas for you.  

Karaoke at Pal’s Lounge

Explore the Historic Sweet Auburn district of downtown Atlanta at Pal’s Lounge on Auburn Ave. According to some, the restaurant is the epitome of a “juke joint”; Pal’s is a dimly-lit, vintage storefront bar complete with “burglar bars”, a genuine spirit and a cute door lady. On Wednesday nights, the lounge hosts their popular, YO! Karaoke event which is well attended and a guaranteed good time. Pal’s boats a full bar and enough tunes to sing yourself into oblivion, take a date. They’re located at 254 Auburn Ave in O4W.  

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Barrow County Skywarn Spotter Class

Barrow County Skywarn Spotter Class

Barrow County will be offering a Skywarn Storm Spotter Training class on Feb 2, 2012 in Winder GA.  SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

The class is free and registration is required to ensure there is enough materials for everyone.

 

If interested please visit:  http://skywarn.barrowcountyweather.com/

Georgia seisometer records strong Indonesia quake

Georgia seisometer records strong Indonesia quake

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- A seisometer located in northwest Georgia recorded Tuesday's magnitude 7.3 earthquake which was centered off the west coast of Indonesia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The seismograph, located at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, recorded the strong quake and a few aftershocks from half a world away.

The quake's epicenter was pinpointed 262 miles west of the city of Banda Aceh, and 18 miles below the surface in the Bay of Bengal, the Geological Survey states.

Local television stations early Wednesday morning, Indonesia time, reported no signs of tsunami waves in the hours which followed. A tsunami warning was issued and later cancelled. The quake occurred at 1:37 p.m. Atlanta time.

A few near magnitude 5 earthquakes occurred just south of today's activity last week.

 

(Charles Atkeison covers science & technology which impacts Georgia for NBC Atlanta's 11Alive.com.

COBB | Public transportation hearing set for Tuesday

COBB | Public transportation hearing set for Tuesday

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A hearing on public transportation options is planned for Tuesday in Cobb County.

Residents are being asked to provide their input on a study that will help determine the type of public transportation to connect the county with Atlanta. Light rail and bus service are two options being considered.

The Marietta Daily Journal reports that Cobb County commissioners will hold the public hearing before hiring a consultant to develop a draft environmental impact statement for the Northwest Atlanta Corridor Alternatives Analysis Study, which involves transportation in the Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 41 corridor.

The hearing is set for 9 a.m. at the Cobb County Government building at 100 Cherokee Street in downtown Marietta.

Suspect passing bad checks at various Walmarts

Suspect passing bad checks at various Walmarts

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- Investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office are looking for a man suspected of cashing counterfeit checks at several Walmart stores throughout metro Atlanta.

The unidentified man has struck stores in Acworth, Alpharetta, Cartersville, Cumming, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville and Woodstock so far, according to Cherokee Sheriff's spokesman Howard Baker. So far, he has cashed 10 checks for a total of about $7,000.

The account numbers on the fake checks have been traced back to a bank account at the Tuscaloosa County Jail in Alabama. Cherokee Sheriff's investigators are working with the Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office on this investigation.

Anyone with information in these cases is asked to call the Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office at 205-464-8646.

ADOPT A PET: Meet June

ADOPT A PET: Meet June

MARIETTA, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a cool purr or a comforting meow adopt a kitten from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a “companion” for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.