Wednesday, February 15, 2012
This Valentine's Day was a special one for many couples who got married at the historic courthouse on the Lawrenceville square. Magistrate Court judges performed marriage and vow renewal services free of charge in the old Justice of the Peace office today
"It's Valentine's Day, and I thought that would be sweet for her," Jody Brookshire said of his reason for choosing to marry his bride, Robin, earlier today. The bride in question laughed and said, "He's lying! He just wants to have our anniversary be on Valentine's Day so he only has to buy one present!" Jody and Robin were just one of the many couples who took advantage of the Magistrate Court judges' free Valentine's Day marriage and vow renewal ceremonies at the Historic Courthouse in Downtown Lawrenceville. The courthouse was decorated in red and white, traditional Valentine colors, and couples "got hitched" wearing everything from white gowns and suits to faded jeans and t-shirts. To Roosevelt Williams and Reba Smith, one of the …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
GCT Buses are not using the new HOT Lane entry point south of State Route 120 in Lawrenceville.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
The new HOT lane opened at midnight Saturday. Here's what you need to know.
At the stroke of midnight Saturday, the HOT lane on I-85 officially opened to traffic. The High Occupancy Toll, or HOT, lane goes from just south of 285 at Chamblee Tucker Road to Old Peachtree Road. All drivers must now have a Peach Pass and most will pay a fee of 10 to 90 cents per mile. That number will be based upon congestion and distance if they have less than three people in their vehicle. There are a few exceptions, such as Alternative Fuel Vehicles with the proper plates, emergency vehicles and motorcycles. WSB-TV's Kerry Kavanaugh tells drivers what they can expect on the ride in the HOT Lane. CBS Atlanta's Renee Starsyk talked to commuters at Discover Mills who say their commute will now be longer because of the HOT Lane. …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Several Atlanta news outlets covered Thursday's breaking news.
Television and newspaper reporters and photographers-- as well as Patch-- were covering Thursday morning's roof collapse at the Golden Living Center. Here's a roundup of some of their coverage: Check out this story from WSB-TV's Kerry Kavanaugh's story which includes aerial video of the damage shot from Newschopper 2. CBS Atlanta was also there and filed this report. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a photo gallery with interesting shots of the scene. Here's how the Gwinnett Daily Post covered the story.