Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The popular destination can be seen from all over Gwinnett County.
If you've ever been to Stone Mountain, you know just how much of Atlanta you can see from the top - 60 miles out on a clear day! It's a breathtaking sight, but did you know that the mountain is visible in some pretty surprising places around Gwinnett? The large granite protrusion is visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, a number of apartment homes in Buckhead, Memorial Drive, and of course many backroads all over Gwinnett County. For many of us, it's the landmark we see driving down Highway 78 that tells us we're almost home. Take a minute, snap a photo of your view of the mountain and share it with us, with a caption that includes your location.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Gwinnett County Police arrested Jamad Wallace of Stone Mountain, Ga in connection to the murder of a man at a Lawrenceville drug store in 2012.
After a nearly nine month search, Gwinnett County Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a man at a CVS in unincorporated Lawrenceville. Jamad Wallace, 21 of Stone Mountain, was arrested Wednesday in Dekalb County and taken to the Gwinnett County Detention Center. Wallace is charged with murder in relation to the death of Alex Delgado Ramos, 27 of Lawrenceville last year. On March 4, 2012, officers responded to a shooting at the CVS at 1187 Grayson Highway at around 10pm. Ramos was found outside the drugstore with a gunshot to the left side of his head. He was taken to the hospital where he died two days later. According to a release from GCPD Cpl. Jake Smith, Wallace was also wanted aggravated assault following a shooting in …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Spend the day with the kids at Stone Mountain Park.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
There's so much to do at Stone Mountain Park, your kids will be entertained all day and all night. For the nature enthusiasts, you can hike or bike throughout the park. If you're looking to tour the mountain without exerting a lot of energy, there's the Scenic Railroad or the Summit Skyride. Walk along the treetops on the SkyHike and then cool off at the Geyser Towers. Then end the day with the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision. Save some money on your visit by checking out their special offers and packages.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Many families are still looking forward to the fall festivals, and Stone Mountain has an array of fall fun.
Yes, it’s officially fall, especially when we bring out the pumpkins. Set the date for September 30th to catch the first opening day of Stone Mountain’s 9th Annual Pumpkin Festival, held from September 30th-October 30th. Let’s take along family and friends and all get our share of the beautiful autumn weather while enjoying Stone Mountain’s colorful fall decorations and a list of festivities like the all new Pumpkin Palooza. This family game is designed to keep the family bursting with laughs as family members compete against each other. The park will also feature a kids and family scavenger hunt with clues hidden amongst scarecrows and Stone Mountain attractions. And kids most definitely don’t want to be left out of the 4th Annual …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Another hit in string of early morning armed robberies.
Updated 3:48 p.m. One more day, one more Waffle House robbed. Waffle House #307 at 1945 Rockbridge Road in Stone Mountain was robbed early this morning, according to police. It is unknown if this robbery is connected with the others that have occurred in the Atlanta area, including in the City of Norcross. Norcross Police say that 18 robberies have occurred since July 27 that could be linked to the same two men. The hold-ups cover 12 different police jurisdictions, including six metro Atlanta counties, La Grange, Ga. and Auburn, Ala. The agencies are working closely together, with the Norcross Police Department serving as a central agency for compiling data, according to Sgt. Bill Grogan of the Norcross PD. A multi-jurisdictional meeting…
Friday, July 22, 2011
This Bed and Breakfast is more than just a place to sleep and eat.
Just a short trip outside of Lawrenceville, are several luxurious, yet homey B&Bs which offer delicious breakfast with simply more than a sweet place to slumber. These unique and fascinating stays enhance everything else you may want to do or explore in and around Georgia. Stonehurst Place Bed and Breakfast described as one of “Atlanta’s best kept secrets” is nestled in Midtown Atlanta. Stonehurst Place is an art-lover’s dream escape: a 19th century mansion with space surrounded by carved moldings, modern furnishings and chic flair. This B&B offers several getaway packages, such as the elopement package, including ceremony, cake-cutting and guest accommodations or the anniversary special for those who wish to celebrate their formal union…