Tuesday, June 26, 2012
If you didn't already realize Independence Day is approaching, the yearly fireworks tent reminder now resides in Toco Hill Shopping Center.
I passed by Toco Hill Shopping Center last night and noticed that the fireworks tent has made its yearly appearance in anticipation of Independence Day. Here's a link to a story we wrote last year about the seller and some useful safety information about fireworks in general. (Preview: They're dangerous.)
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The day's top stories for Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Buckhead Lawmaker: APS Has 'Lost its Way.' Take the Atlanta Board of Education SACS Progress Survey. Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School Gets Federal Grant. Billy Bob Thornton, Kevin Bacon Shoot Film in Decatur. Stone Mountain Gets New Sidewalks. Grady Stadium Earns Award of Excellence. The 'Fur Bus' Fourth of July Tailgate.
Briarcliff Woods Beach Club and Twin Lake Swim and Tennis Club celebrated Independence Day by grilling poolside.
Members of Briarcliff Woods Beach Club and Twin Lake Swim and Tennis Club did what Americans do best on the anniversary of our independence: lit up the grill and jumped in the pool. Feel free to add your own Independence Day photos.
Monday, July 4, 2011
The day's top headlines for Monday, July 4, 2011
Peachtree Road Race Runners Battle Heat, Humidity. Photos from the 42nd Annual Event. Why We Run: Brookhaven Residents Share Thoughts on Running First Peachtree as a Married Couple.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The week's top headlines for June 27-July 1, 2011
Meet APS Candidates for Superintendent. Young Undocumented Immigrants Arrested at State Capitol. Smyrna State Rep Weighs in on Immigration Controversy. DeKalb Commission Hopes for Better Price on LaVista Property. Preschool Shooting Evidence: Fake Beard, Travel Receipts and Neighbor. Elena Parent: We Can Take Our Time With Cityhood Proposal. Druid Hills Golf Club Plays Host to 4th Dogwood Invitational. DAR Leader: Why the 4th of July is Important. Veteran, Pilot Shares His Thoughts on the 4th of July.
Friday, July 1, 2011
The day's top headlines for Friday, July 1, 2011
Chattahoochee Can Turn Dangerous Quickly. Moving a City Down Peachtree is No Small Feat. Political Map Redraw Not Open to Dems, Blacks, Says Fort. Fidelity Bank Robbed, Police Seek Information on Suspect. WWII Veteran, Pilot Talks About the 4th of July.
Phantom Fireworks' sales are on par with past years despite the fledgling economy, the tent operator said.
Area residents know July 4th is fast approaching when the Phantom Fireworks tent rises from the pavement in the Toco Hill Shopping Center. The tent went up June 24th for its third year of pre-Independence Day fireworks sales. Tent operator Brandon Longley said that the economic downturn has not impacted his business, but he can tell people are hurting for cash. “The sales themselves seem about the same,” he said. “I think the strange thing is I’ve had three people ask for jobs this year, and not last.” Longley indicated that his most popular products include the Fiery Frogs and Magma Glows. And of course customers continue to flock to the old favorites. “Everybody’s always looking for sparklers,” Longley said. That was certainly the …
The county is encouraging residents to sign their pledge against celebratory gunfire.
This isn't super local, but it's pretty important. Everyone read about Marquel Peters. One of the worst DeKalb County stories I've ever read. The county's public safety department sent this out, and Patch is passing it on to you guys. I don't think this is much of a problem in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area, but it's hard to tell sometimes whether what you hear on celebratory holidays like the Fourth is fireworks or gunshots. The DeKalb Public Safety Department is reminding residents to remain safe during Fourth of July celebrations and refrain from celebratory gunfire. The Department encourages the community to support its efforts to stop the reckless act by signing Marquel’s Pledge. Launched one year ago in June 2010, Marquel’s …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
The day's top headlines for Thursday, June 30, 2011
City of Brookhaven Cityhood: We Can Take Our Time. Preschool Shooting Evidence: Fake Beard, Travel Receipts and Neighbor. Meet the APS Candidates for Superintendent. Druid Hills Golf Plays Host to 45th Dogwood Invitational. DAR Leader: Why the 4th of July is Important.