Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Although last week was a tough one for the Obama administration, the president's popularity doesn’t seem to have been affected.
After scandals plagued the White House last week, this week began with yet another one. However, according to the Huffington Post, President Barack Obama appears to have weathered the storms relatively unscathed – at least according to a recent poll. The Huffington Post reported that the poll, from CNN and ORC International, found that 53 percent of Americans approve of the job the president is doing while 45 percent disapprove. This is the same as he was doing in the polls before the scandals hit. This recent poll was taken on May 17 and 18, and has a 3 percent margin of error, the Huffington Post reports. The scandals began when the White House faced continued scrutiny on Benghazi then expanded to news of the IRS unfairly targeting …
All the family members and pets made it out safe.
According to Craig League, Battalion Chief - Walton County Fire and Rescue, firefighters responded to a structure fire at 2070 Habersham Circle in the City of Walnut Grove at about 11:24 pm. on Sunday, May 19, 2013. "Upon arrival of the first fire engine, there was heavy fire from the upstairs bonus room over a home garage," League said, adding that all of the occupants made it out safely, including the family pets. "There were no injuries reported, as well as no firefighter injuries. The fire department was on scene for nearly three hours." League said he believes that the home is salvageable although there was extensive damage to the garage and upstairs room above the garage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
A CVS location in Loganville is hiring.
A CVS MinuteClinic in Loganville is hiring a nurse practitioner. This employee conducts physical assessments, performs and interprets diagnostic tests, diagnoses and treats common conditions, provides screenings, interventions, counseling and prescribes medications as needed to patients in specified age categories. Qualifications include current national board certification, a Georgia license to practice as an advanced practice nurse and a master’s degree from a family nurse practitioner program. Click here for more information and to apply. View more jobs in the Loganville-Grayson area.
This local slot car racing track recently moved to the corner of Highway 124 and 78 and offers fun for the whole family.
Flashbacks Model Raceway was established in 2000. Originally located by Summit's Wayside Tavern, it moved to the corner of Highway 124 and 78 earlier this month. Owners Larry and Tina Black, of Snellville, opened the track to "give families a place where they could bring their kids and enjoy a hobby together," according to Tina. It's been a dream of Larry's for years to introduce a new generation to slot cars. The business provides open track rental as well as scheduled races for all ages. On Thursdays, they're open from 7-9:30 p.m., and on Fridays from 7-10 p.m. They also offer a time for kids to race at 8 p.m. on Fridays. On Saturdays, they're open from 1-10 p.m and Sundays noon-6 p.m. It only costs $12 per hour to play. Check out the…
Saint Augustine's University, established in 1867, is a four-year liberal arts university in Raleigh, N.C.
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RALEIGH, NC (05/06/2013)(readMedia)-- The following local students have been admitted to Saint Augustine's University for the fall semester: Lindsey Graham, of Grayson, GA. Devante Lawrence-Spivey, of Loganville, GA. Saint Augustine's University, established in 1867, is a four-year liberal arts university in Raleigh, N.C. With an average annual enrollment of 1,500, the University offers 30 undergraduate degree programs in five academic divisions. Saint Augustine's University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit www.st-aug.edu. This was prepared for the Loganville-Grayson Patch by Readmedia Newswires.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Former principal Charles "Buck" Buchanan will address Archer High School students. In nearby Grayson, the current teacher of the year is among speakers.
Archer High's graduates will be treated with a special appearance during their graduation this week. Charles "Buck" Buchanan, the first principal of the school, will give the commencement speech. He retired in 2012, after abut 36 years in education, including leading Parkview High and Central Gwinnett High schools. Some 428 seniors are graduating from the high school, which is now in its fourth year. Of those graduates, 110 are graduating with honors. The graduation ceremony is 7 p.m., May 25, at Gwinnett Center Arena. Who's Speaking at Nearby Schools?* Grayson High School: 586 graduates, 115 honor graduates -- Ceremony takes place 8 p.m., May 22 at Gwinnett Center Arena. See also: *(Note: Speakers named here may not be the complete list …
The federal government is proposing a drop to a .05 percent blood-alcohol level.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants to reduce deaths caused by drunken drivers, and one of its ideas is to change how states measure drunkenness. The board has proposed reducing the blood-alochol limit to .05 percent, down from the .08 percent states enforce now, according to Fox News. That limit could mean one drink for a lot of women, and two drinks for a lot of men. "Our goal is to get to zero deaths because each alcohol-impaired death is preventable," NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said in the Fox story. Among those who oppose the idea: Groups that sell alcohol. "Moving from 0.08 to 0.05 would criminalize perfectly responsible behavior," American Beverage Institute Managing Director Sarah Longwell said in a statement quoted …
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A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Haynes Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Loganville.
Birth Date & Death Date October 11th, 1945 - May 19th, 2013 James “Jimmy” Copeland, age 67 of Loganville, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013. A graveside service will be held 2 PM, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Haynes Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Loganville. Mr. Copeland worked at ABF Freight Line and Brown Transport since 1972. He is survived by: wife of 45 years: Gail J. Copeland; Brother & Sister-in-law: Stewart A. & Charleene Copeland, Jr. all of Loganville; Sisters & Brothers-in-law: Linda C. & Howard Dunn, Eatonton; Brenda J. & William Hamrick, Conyers and Beverly Copeland, Eatonton. The family will receive friends from 5-8 PM, Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia …
Sound Equipment, flat screen TV stolen from Sharon Baptist Church sanctuary and freezer and several small kitchen appliances stolen from the church fellowship hall.
Walton County Sheriff's Deputies were called to Sharon Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, after church members arrived to find that the sanctuary and fellowship hall of the church had been burglarized. According to a WCSO incident report, members arrived to find a stool and a chair in front of the door. They found that the back door had been pried open and a flat screen TV and sound equipment had been stolen. Deputies were called back a little later when church members found that the fellowship hall had been hit by theives as well. Items stolen from the fellowship hall included several small kitchen appliances, flatware, a 30 inch chest freezer, charcoal, garbage cans, a pressure cooker and other items, including consumables. The …