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.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Venus will transit across the sun for the last time this century and probably your lifetime on June 5, 6.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The transit of Venus across the face of the sun will be a rare sight. In fact, it will be the last time it will happen this century and probably your lifetime. But don't look at it directly without protecting your eyes. Sunglasses aren't adequate. According to NASA, the passage of Venus across the sun only happens twice in a century. It happened in 2004 and is scheduled to occur again on Tuesday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Although the entire eclipse will be visible from certain countries, in the United States and the western hemisphere it will only be visible as it begins Tuesday afternoon. The sun will set before the transit ends. In the eastern hemisphere, the transit can be observed at sunrise and early Wednesday morning. …
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…