Thursday, December 27, 2012
Johns Creek's unemployment rate drops to 6.7 percent in November.
While Johns Creek's unemployment rate dropped this month, Alpharetta's jobless rate remained at 6 percent for a second straight month, the lowest rate of any city listed by the Georgia Department of Labor. The November 2012 unemployment rate of 6.0 in Alpharetta was lower than the November 2011 unemployment rate of 6.5. The figures were released Thursday morning. Johns Creek had its unemployment rate drop by 0.2 of a percent, down to 6.7 percent in November. A year ago the unemployment rate was 7 percent. Roswell also saw its unemployment drop by 0.2 percent to 6.1 percent. A year ago in November 2011 it was recorded as 6.9 percent. The labor force in each of the North Fulton communities was slightly larger last month that it was in …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Movie shot in various locations in North Fulton and metro-Atlanta area.
Local audiences may recognize some familiar faces and places in "Parental Guidance," opening Christmas Day and starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei. Filmed in the Atlanta area, crews converged on Johns Creek's Ocee Park around Halloween last year for some pivotal Little League baseball scenes. Casting directors didn't have to look far for baseball players – they used members from the Ocee Athletic Association teams as extras. "It was a very big deal for the kids," said Rosemary Taylor, senior communications manager for the City of Johns Creek. "We're very proud of our city parks and athletic facilties and very fortunate to have the Ocee and Newtown athletic associations to work with. We're happy that the rest of the world …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Do you have what it takes to be the next Food Network Star? Audition in Atlanta this week!
Food Network Star is casting in Atlanta this week for its ninth season. The Food Network's hugely successful culinary reality series will see potential contestants in West Midtown on Oct. 17. Casting directors are looking for chefs with a captivating personality who believe they're at the top of the culinary game and want to inspire a Food Network audience through their passion for food and cooking, according to information sent to local press. Any chef or culinary professional interested in becoming the host of his or her own cooking show is welcomed to apply. Applicants should bring two labled photographs of themselves and a resume. The open casting call in Atlanta will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 188 14th Street NE…
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that there are 1,118 cases nationally through the third week of August, including one in Fulton County.
A single case of a person having the West Nile virus has been reported in Fulton County, not long after mosquitoes were found to have the virus in several location – including at Wills Park in Alpharetta. The CDC says more human cases have been reported nationally than ever before. Georgia has a reported 14 human cases, according to the CDC. Ten of those cases are considered neuroinvasive, while four are considered nonneuroinvasive. Neuroinvasive disease cases, refers to severe cases of disease that affect a person’s nervous system. These include encephalitis which is an inflammation of the brain, meningitis which is an inflammation of the membrane around the brain and the spinal cord and acute flaccid paralysis which is an inflammation of…
Monday, April 9, 2012
Celebrate wine, champagnes, whiskey and beer along with spring.
From the Parti Gras in Mableton to beer festivals in Athens and Atlanta, an UGA Bulldog party, a French Champagne tasting to an Irish Pub’s whiskey tasting, April festivities are stacking up to offer a diverse selection of events—everything from a beer-filled “dunk” tank to a Champagne dessert reception in Marietta commemorating a Civil War incident. April 11. The Marietta Wine Market, which is just off the downtown city square, hosts from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday a tasting of the Argentine Laborum Wines. Laborum’s 10,000-acres of vineyards are in far northwestern Argentina’s Calchaquies Valley in the Andes Mountains. The two principal vineyards are at 5,600 and 9,200 feet above sea level. Offered will be Laborum’s Malbec, a Tannat, their …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Do you miss the January 2011 snowstorm? Check out our slideshow of last year's wintry weather. Then take our poll and let us know how you feel about the frozen stuff.
A year ago today, metro Atlantans were battling a bear of a snowstorm. The storm dumped a half a foot or more of snow on the ground, closing schools for a week, disrupting some government services and leaving many of us in hibernation until the frozen stuff finally thawed. We may have temps in the 60s this week, but Patch wanted to share some cool images from last year's storm, shot by our editors, correspondents and readers. Enjoy.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Atlanta Humane Society plans open house for Saturday, Dec. 3, at its Mansell Road campus in Alpharetta.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The Mansell Campus of the Atlanta Humane Society holds a grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m., a chance for the public to check out the facility up close as the ribbon is cut for the animal shelter. More than 300 dogs and cats were arriving at the campus to await adoption. This is the first operational expansion for the Humane Society in its 138-year history. The 32,000-square-foot building no longer resembles a car dealership, which is what the building once housed. Features of what Deborah Ann Smith, director of community relations, called a state-of-the-art facility include: The shelter is at 1565 Mansell Rd, Alpharetta. Call the Atlanta Humane Society at 404-875-5331.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Get your Friday scores here and share yours, too.
Below are the Friday night football games we think are of local interest. We'll update the scores as we get them. Have a score we don't? Add it to the comments in this article, or email it to GaPatchSports@gmail.com. Want a score we're not listing? Same drill. High school football is a communal experience in Georgia, and Patch invites you to share your experiences with the whole community. You can upload game photos and video to this article by clicking on "Add your photos & videos," or send scores, photos and highlights to GaPatchSports@gmail.com. Put the school and sport in the subject line. Home team is listed second