Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A memorial service will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013 and the Orchard Church in Loganville.
STOVALL - Roy Frank Stovall, age 44 of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:30 PM on Friday, May 24, 2013 at The Orchard Church, 1950 Hwy 81 S, Loganville, GA 30052. Pastor Ben Cathey & Rev. Scott Sims will officiate. The family will receive friends from 3 - 4:30 PM at the Church. Roy was born to the late Pamela Jeanette Court & Gilford Albert Stovall on June 10, 1968, in Houston, Texas. He was a master welder who traveled throughout the southeast welding natural gas pipeline. Roy was a member of The Orchard Church in Loganville, and enjoyed fishing, metal detecting and spending time with family and friends. Roy is survived by his wife, Rhonda Green, Monroe; Sons: Blake Stovall, Jacob Stovall…
Have you captured images of feathered friends mid-flight? Perched on feeders? Bathing in bird baths or nesting in treetops? Share your photos on Patch!
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think so. What do you think?
There has been many a report of college grads taking menial jobs during the recent economic downturn. Yet others have moved back in with parents, unable to support themselves or pay off college loans. According to a story in The Daily Mail, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, famous for his nanny tactics with constituents by making laws restricting what he considers bad habits, is now suggesting that not everybody go to college. But does he have a point? The Daily Mail reported that Bloomberg, speaking on his weekly radio show on May 17, suggested that students who aren’t necessarily top of their class should rather go to trade school than take on an expensive college degree. His example, the Daily Mail reports, is the career of a plumber. "…
The Georgia Department of Education released the 2012 graduation rates on May 21, 2013. Gwinnett County Public Schools's rate increased more than three percentage points on average.
Gwinnett County's graduation rate increased more than three percentage points -- from 67.56 in 2011 to 70.98 percent in 2012, according to data released this week from the state Department of Education. In comparison, state averages increased from 67.44 percent in 2011 to 69.72 percent in 2012. In both years, Gwinnett County beat the state average. However, while Grayson High School gained ground, moving from 80.41 to 81.75 from 2011 to 2012 and South Gwinnett High School made moderate gains from 62.01 to 62.72, Archer High School's graduation rate went down. Archer graduated 79.49 percent of its seniors in 2011 and 75.92 in 2012. By comparison, Walton County Public Schools graduated 74.2 percent of its seniors in 2012. -- See the chart …
A utility vehicle also was reported stolen from a residence on Buck Smith Road.
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The following calls also were investigated by the WCSO between May 16 - 20, 2013. Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6 Zone 7 This information was obtained from the WCSO reports and alerts.
Series kicks off Saturday, May 25, with 'Brave' on a 55-foot screen at Village Amphitheatre.
Summer is right around the corner, which means FREE family entertainment is set to begin at Mall of Georgia! Celebrate the start of the season with Mall of Georgia’s Movies Under The Stars series. Kicking off the summer series on Saturday, May 25, on the impressive 55-foot screen will be the family favorite, Oscar-nominated Brave. Before settling down at dusk to enjoy the feature film, families are invited to head to the Village Amphitheatre at 5 p.m. for fun activities and concessions such as Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt, Skip’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice, popcorn and cotton candy. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the feature concert artist, local talent Carl Dylan Band, will perform at The Village Pavilion. As always, guests are encouraged to bring …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
It does matter that DOJ is collecting information, without authority on media phone calls.
Does it make a difference that the Department of Justice in Washington has collected private phone information from some members of the media? Recently, in a conversation with someone, they asked me several questions concerning all the events we are hearing about that is coming out of the Obama administration. “Why should I care that DOJ is listening to a phone conversation of media people?” was another question I was asked. While trying to think how I could respond without overreacting to the questions, I realized many people could be like the person asking me these questions. They could be uninformed. They could be thinking that what happens in or from Washington has no effect on them. There are people who seldom keep up with the events …
The Quarter Pounder, which was introduced in 1971, remains one of the restaurant chain's best-selling menu items.
McDonald's plans to replace its Angus Third Pounders with a new take on a signature menu item, Boston.com reports. The fast-food chain will begin offering three new Quarter Pounders nationwide beginning mid-June, and the new burgers will come in two of the same varieties as the Angus — Bacon and Cheese and Deluxe, with a third option of Habanero Ranch. The new burgers will include a bun with eight grams of whole grains. Boston.com reports the shift from meatier burgers to those with less meat comes as restaurant chains face rising beef prices. McDonald's is also looking to to boost slumping sales. The Quarter Pounder was introduced in 1971 and remains one of McDonald's best-selling menu items. These will be available in the Loganville …
The Georgia Piedmont Arts Center held its final gallery show of 2013 this past weekend and presented awards to several area artists.
The Chairman’s Choice honor for the Georgia Piedmont Arts Center's final gallery show of the 2013 season was presented to a Loganville resident. Bruce Bulau of Loganville was recognized for his acrylic piece “RJ’s Ducks." The theme for the overall gallery show, which was held Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, was "The Beauty of Spring." Art education professional Rosalin O’Rear was guest judge for the show. Georgia Piedmont Arts Center is a nonprofit arts center based in Auburn offering art shows, workshops and classes to the public in drawing, painting, pottery, clay, sculpture and more. Click here to read the full list of art show winners on Barrow Patch.
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 …