Friday, May 24, 2013
Overall, 'Epic' is still worthy of a family trip to the theaters, according to one movie critic.
The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: "Epic" is a 3D CG adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. From the creators of "Ice Age" and "Rio," "Epic" tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world...and ours. Here's what critics are saying: "Epic" is rated PG for mild action, some scary images and brief rude language. The movie runs 1 hour and 43 minutes. It is showing at the Studio Movie Grill in Duluth. ~ …
Officials said the suspect turned himself in, and that the victim was a 12-year-old boy.
A Duluth man has been arrested and charged in connection with a recent home invasion that involved a 12-year-old victim. Duluth Police charged Joshua Parrish, 19, with two felonies: false imprisonment and robbery. Jail records indicate that he lives in Duluth, and that he is being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center without bond. Parrish apparently turned himself into police late Thursday night, according to WSB-TV. Parrish began bullying the 12-year-old victim when he got off his school bus, and then forced his way into the boy's Duluth home, WSB-TV reported earlier this week. Police say the boy's money and a computer were stolen in the process.
World Turtle Day created to increase knowledge of turtles and help them survive and thrive.
See turtles from all over the world and your back yard during World Turtle Day Saturday, May 25, at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. World Turtle Day was created to bring attention to and increase knowledge of and respect for turtles and tortoises and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive, according to a news release issued by GEHC. Of the 56 species of turtles found in the continental United States, 42 live in the Southeast. “This will be a great opportunity to meet your shelled, reptile neighbors from around the corner and from around the world,” said Jason West, GEHC director of educational programming and development. In addition to meeting live turtles, there will be…
Around the Region: A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.
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You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Also, tips on saving gas.
Where are the cheapest places in Duluth to gas up for Memorial Day weekend travel? Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to …
Paul Bennett faces charges in connection with June 2012 deaths on Lake Lanier.
The man charged in connection with the boating deaths of two Gwinnett youths on Lake Lanier in 2012 is scheduled to be in court soon. Motions are scheduled to be heard June 4 in Hall County Superior Court in the case of Paul Bennett of Cumming. He faces charges in connection with the June deaths of Griffin and Jake Prince of Buford. No trial date is set, a spokesperson for the Hall County District Attorney's Office said Friday. Bennett was indicted for homicide and boating under the influence in connection with the boating collision on June 18, 2012, that killed the youths. The incident was part of a tragic summer on the lake that also included the watercraft-related death of Atlanta youth Kile Glover. The fatalities prompted a new state …
Following several recent disasters, some natural and some not, Americans have been called on a lot more to help communities closer to home recently.
Americans are known throughout the world for many things, some good and others maybe not so. But one thing that has never been in question is the fact that by nature Americans are global philanthropists. When there is a call to action anywhere in the world, Americans are there. But of late some people have been questioning whether it is worth it, especially when it does not always appear to be appreciated. According to a recent article in the Huffington Post, some people considered “world-class philanthropists” are now turning those attentions closer to home. An example given was Lynda and Stewart Resnick, of California, who found that when they were looking to offer assistance that was more than just writing a check, they didn’t have to …
Since this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, special tribute will be paid to veterans of that war.
Duluth will honor veterans of U.S. Armed Forces during a Memorial Day Ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Duluth Festival Center on the Duluth Town Green. Since this year is the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the ceremony will pay special tribute to veterans of that war and those who did not make it home. The ceremony is sponsored by the city and Chattahoochee American Legion Post 251. Flags and markers honoring local veterans have again been installed along major Duluth roads and streets in honor of the holiday. Duluth City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m Tuesday.
Special events are occurring in Duluth and other communities in Gwinnett County this Memorial Day holiday weekend. The extended list includes 41 events.
This comprehensive list of activities occurring May 24-27 in Duluth and throughout Gwinnett County is provided by the Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau, now known as Explore Gwinnett. In Duluth, there will be a Memorial Day Ceremony honoring veterans at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Duluth Festival Center on the Duluth Town Green. Bobby Yang and his Unrivaled Players will appear in concert at the Red Clay Theatre Friday evening. Seryn with special guest Nathan Reich will perform Saturday night. Wild Bill’s is hosting a concert by .38 Special Friday night and the Chris Massey Band Saturday night. An End of School Teen Party is planned Sunday night. Guest DJs will provide the music. New Dawn Theater is holding a moving sale Friday and Saturday…
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Registration is preferred for the June 12 event. Last year, more than 100 employers attended.
Know someone who graduated from the University of Georgia? Then this one is for you. The UGA Career Center is sponsoring the career fair, which takes place 11 a.m.-3 p.m., June 12 at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. Alumni from the classes of 1962 to 2013 are invited to network with employers specifically recruiting UGA graduates. The career fair happens just once a year. Registration is preferred. Register by submitting a resume to "Alumni Resume Book" on DAWGlink, Job Posting #39877. Attendees may do so before May 30. Click here for the full list of participating employers. Last year, more than 100 participated. Want more information? Contact Nicole Younker, director of Alumni Career Services, at email@example.com or 404-814-8812.