Saturday, August 6, 2011
Arrested in Alabama, the two men from Ellenwood, GA, are suspected of robbing 18 Waffle House restaurants.
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Saturday, August 6, 2011
Two suspects in a rash of robberies of Waffle House restaurants in metro Atlanta, including several in Gwinnett County, were arrested Saturday by police in Calera, AL, after apparently robbing another Waffle House there, according to articles in the Gwinnett Daily Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The arrests occurred after police responded to a Waffle House robbery at 4:15 a.m. in Calera, located south of Birmingham and just west of I-65, according to the newspaper accounts. One of the two suspects was caught after a short foot pursuit, police said. No injuries were reported. The two men were identified as Edwin Mitchell, 21, and DeAngelo Heard, 19, both of Ellenwood, GA, police said. They were being held in the Shelby County Jail in…
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Farmers' markets and tons of music line up the weekend before school starts.
Looking local for some things to do this weekend? Check out our list. Lilburn Idol Finale and Farmer's Market When/Where: Friday, Aug. 5, 4 p.m. for the market and 7 p.m. for the show, Lilburn City Park, 76 Main Street, Lilburn. Why Go: The best performers from the last two Idol preliminary performances take the stage again for a final sing-off to end the competition and the summer. Kill some time before the show by browsing the market across the street, too. Pricing: Free. Hanapalooza Music and Arts Festival When/Where: Friday, Aug. 5, 5 p.m.-midnight, and Saturday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-midnight, Hanarry Estates Swim and Racquet Club, 595 Johannah Place, Lilburn. Why Go: School starts Monday, so give it a last hoorah with a music festival …
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Every week, Patch picks a local eatery that's worth checking out. Take a look at this week's pick.
Located on Main Street in Stone Mountain Village is Wells Cargo Cafe. The 18 year-old cafe is instantly inviting with its beach and seashell inspired knick knacks, a vintage train set creating a unique border around the dining room and collectible tin Coca-Cola wall hangings. The family-owned cafe specializes in American cuisine with many seafood options available. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual and the service is quick and attentive. Regular diners chat amicably with the owner at the bar or take their favorite food items to go. Along with a traditional menu, daily specials are written on personalized blackboards and placed on each dining table. Menu highlights include the Beer Battered Shrimp, Chicken Roma and Garlic Shrimp Pasta; …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Our weekly look at events in the area.
Tie-Dye T-Shirts When/Where: Thursday, July 28, 6 p.m., Mountain Park Library, 1210 Pounds Road, Lilburn. Why Go: Start the weekend off with some colorful designs at the library: Just bring a clean T-shirt and they'll show you how to make a tie-dye creation out of it. Pricing: Free. Lilburn Idol and Farmer's Market When/Where: Friday, July 29, 4 p.m. for the market and 7 p.m. for the show, Lilburn Park, 76 Main Street, Lilburn. Why Go: Ready for the next Lilburn Idol? After getting those veggies and produce from the farmer's market, head across the street to the park to watch the second round of singing. The highest scores from this performance and the July 8 show will head to next week's finale. Pricing: Free. Tres Chic Mix & Mingle …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
There are other things going in the area besides the Harry Potter opening: Justin Bieber, chocolate, music and more.
Chocolate Art at Mountain Park Library When/Where: Thursday, July 14, 6 p.m., Mountain Park Library, 1210 Pounds Road, Lilburn. Why Go: As part of the Gwinnett County Library's Teen Summer Reading Program, Mountain Park Library has an edible art event to jumpstart the weekend. Teens will be able to practice their skills on piping in the kitchen by making edible art. Pricing: Free. Lilburn Farmers' Market and Writing Conference When/Where: Friday, July 15, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. for the market and 7 p.m. for the conference, Old Town Lilburn, Main Street, Lilburn. Why Go: Old Town is having its usual farmer's market, and this Friday is Arcado Elementary Night with WitzzlePro, a math game that will be taught by the Lilburn Woman's Club Education …
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Patch's restaurant pick of the week is a place with European and American cuisine influences.
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Sunday, July 3, 2011
Each week, Patch picks a restaurant either in town or nearby that is worth checking out. Here is this week's choice: Artisan Restaurant Located in the heart of Stone Mountain Village, Artisan is a restaurant that specializes in European and American cuisine. With the motto “a world of flavors the whole family can enjoy” Artisan believes that healthy food should also be good. With its café-style tables and chairs and glass display of confectionaries this is a spot that has a bit of style but still manages to be inviting. In addition to its aesthetic pleasures, Artisan serves an array of budget-friendly lunch and dinner items, with house specialties including Mediterranean Pita Pizza, Mango Salsa Tilapia over rice, Timpano Rotini and Chicken…
Thursday, June 30, 2011
We've got you covered on 4th of July activities, in addition to other events.
Feeling patriotic? Here are some activities (including fireworks) going on in the area during the July 4th weekend. Star-Spangled Celebration at Lilburn City Park When/Where: Monday, July 4, 6:30 p.m., Lilburn City Park, 76 Main Street, Lilburn. Why Go: Lilburn is having a free concert July 4th, so bring a lawn chair, some blankets and food to munch on while listening to local surf bands SratoGeezer and the Surge! A fireworks celebration will follow, all in dedication for Independence Day. Also, bring your dog to The Little Shop of Arts and Antiques down the street for a free photo op and doggie treats. Check out the details here. Pricing: Free. Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain Park When/Where: Saturday, July 2-4, 10 a.m…
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A suspect was arrested; police said he was holding two children and a woman hostage near the scene of the crime.
One man was killed and another man and a woman were critically injured in a shooting at the Colony of Stone Mountain apartment complex in unincorporated Stone Mountain. A man who was holding two children and a woman hostage near the crime scene has been arrested, DeKalb police said. He is charged with murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping. Police officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance call found the three victims at 2:20 Wednesday morning. The victims were taken to a hospital. The dead man is believed to be in his 20s, police said in a statement. He wasn't identified in the release.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Old Town happenings, biker poker run and Christian music festival on the calendar.
Old Town Happenings When/Where: Friday-Sunday, Old Town Lilburn. Why Go: Weekly events are making Main Street in Lilburn a destination center on the weekends this summer. Friday’s Lilburn Farmer’s Market runs 4 p.m.-8 p.m. into August with locally-grown produce and other items. The highlight of the weekend at Little Shop of Arts and Antiques is an open mic poetry event with poet Jill Jennings of the Georgia Poetry Society 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Poet Joann Dunn will also read from her book of funny marriage poems. Listen or join in. Also, Lilburn photographer Richard Ferris has an exhibit of his work on display through June. Pricing: Free Bikers for the Masters When/Where: Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Killian Hall, 908 Killian Hill…
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Fire reported Sunday afternoon in unincorporated Stone Mountain.
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Sunday, June 12, 2011
A Sunday afternoon fire in unincorporated Stone Mountain heavily damaged a vacant home on the 500 block of Overlook Drive. Gwinnett Fire spokesman Lt. Eric Eberly said firefighters found a double-wide trailer on fire at 3:17 p.m. The mobile home was vacant and no injuries were reported. Firefighters had the fire under control at 4:34 p.m., according to Eberly. The cause of the fire is under investigation.