I have never been paddling because, to tell the truth, the idea never really appealed to me. I have seen too many episodes of "Swamp People" to feel comfortable on a tiny little canoe in the middle of a lake. However, I might make an exception for the twilight paddle happening at Hard Labor Creek State Park. The idea that I might be eaten by a gator or a giant snake pales in comparison to ...
I was raised on Disney movies and musicals, and while my love for the princesses quickly waned (mostly), my adoration for musicals never did. I even broke my nose for the first time while watching a musical, which may be why I still don't like "The Sound of Music." But throw me some "Phantom of the Opera" and "Wicked" and I am like the cat that got the cream.
The man killed in an early morning head-on collision has been identified as 59-year-old James Stanley Moore, Sr.
UPDATE: According to Georgia State Patrol the head-on collision occurred around 4:20 a.m., one person was killed and one was injured and flown to Atlanta Medical Center. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor. GSP is still working the scene.
Another man accused of the 2009 murder of Andrew "Drew" Nichols pleaded guilty Monday to lesser charges in the case.
Newton High School senior Torri Cofield was just trying to find money for college when she threw her name in for the Horatio Alger Scholarship.
A woman and child were found safe in Decatur after reportedly being kidnapped by the woman's abusive husband.
One of the three people accused of the murder of an Atlanta man was found guilty last week, after a trial that lasted just two days.
One of the men accused of murdering 38-year-old Andrew "Drew" Nichols, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and concealing the death of another Thursday, just days before his trial was scheduled to begin.
An Alcovy High School student has been arrested and charged with child molestation after reportedly touching and exposing himself to a 15-year-old girl at the school.
I'm not a fancy eatery kind of girl. I assume I will spill or talk too loud and embarrass myself. I lean more towards burgers at the Vortex than salmon satay in pistachio oil, but Watershed on Peachtree is - I have to admit – pretty freaking amazing. It's a little fancy, but not crazy, the food is a little pricy, but not outrageous, but every button-up shirt and kitten-heeled shoe is worth it for ...
Want to know how you can tell that spring has sprung in the ATL? The Atlanta Dogwood Festival. For 77 years people have been wandering around the city, faces turned to the sun like they had forgotten what warm weather felt like, buying crafts and food served on a stick. If it was good enough for your grandparents then it's good enough for you! There's music, food, crafts, people with dogs, probably some hipster Frisbee ...
This local version of the classic musical might not have Anne Hathaway weeping on the stage of Porter Auditorium, but if the snippets I've heard sung by our local talent are any indication, they might give her a run for her money. A story of politics, struggles, love and redemption, even the dudes will dig this musical. Because what guy doesn't like stories with convicts, French Revolutionaries and strumpets? Plus there are over 100 local ...
I always thought I might enjoy swimming with sharks, but alas I am not Ocean Ramsey or the Crocodile Hunter. And while the massive Georgia Aquarium doesn't offer the ability to swim with sharks for real (whale sharks don't count), they do let you hang out with the dolphins, which is probably just as cool – or more so, considering dolphins are said to be friendly. These will totally be your friend, because in the ...
My love of flowers is pretty well-known. It's my one real nod to femininity. In fact, I had an orchid in my house that I loved like a child. It recently died and I nearly shed a tear. Not kidding. It's interesting that I love flowers so much when I have such a black thumb. If I plant it, it usually dies. Maybe because I just want it to bloom and look pretty without requiring me to do boring things like give it water. Greedy, needy plants.
An officer investigating a noise complaint Saturday night got more than he bargained for when the woman of the house reportedly became irate he had stopped by.
Despite attempting to sweet talk an officer, 56-year-old Claude Thomas Favors was arrested early Monday morning for DUI and other traffic violations.
Live music, a classic story come to life and puppets? I can't think of a better way to spend some time during my weekend. In fact, I'll be there this weekend, so you guys should copy me and head out the Center for Puppetry Arts to see Brer Rabbit and Friends this weekend.
A little creepy but a lot amazing – Bodies the Exhibition is some of the coolest stuff you'll ever see. It's like science class meets serial killer - skinned bodies, with all the systems on display. It sounds awful at first, but it's amazing and it makes science seem more like art or vice versa. Want to see how the circulatory system works? Check! How about the digestive or reproductive systems? Check, check! They've got ...
My knowledge of golf is limited. I have played miniature golf, which I am no longer allowed to play because of a temper tantrum I threw once. I know more about the Tiger Woods' meltdown, when his wife went off on his cheating behind, than I do about the traditions of what some consider the world's greatest game.
Tired of fast food at lunch and the same old franchise restaurants at dinner? Well there's a new local spot to nosh! Milazzo's Ristorante in Clark's Grove is a lovely intimate space, full of delicious smells, lovely wines and a super helpful staff. The food is amazing. You're not going to find some pre-frozen meatballs and canned tomato sauce here. It's fresh, it's tasty and it's a nice step up and away from your typical fare ...
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 25-year-old man who threatened to cut some neighborhood children's throats and made suggestive comments to women at a neighborhood gathering Sunday afternoon.
The pedestrian hit and killed this morning has been identified as 59-year-old Shirley Ann Reid.
Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are exploring a complaint made by a woman who said her male neighbor frequently walks around outside naked and touches himself in an inappropriate manner.