Venues in Atlanta, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs and Vinings are ringing in the holidays with a series of events starting later this month.
Dozens of local students were among the about 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, the Evanston, Illinois-based National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced last month.
A public memorial service for the three family members found dead inside a Cobb County townhouse Wednesday will be held at the Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta.
Although the computer age has brought enjoyment and entertainment to people with the click of a mouse, metro Atlanta residents are turning back to the oldest but most enduring form of pleasure: communing with nature along the Chattahoochee River.
At the start of any new school year, new faces on campus not only belong to incoming students but staff and faculty as well.
Here are the 2019-20 academic year start dates for each local high school, according to each school or school district’s website or staff:
With July being National Ice Cream Month and July 21 being National Ice Cream Day, local ice cream shops are making us all scream for ice cream. Here is a rundown of the stores where you can get the cold treat:
Boardroom Salon for Men, a Southlake, Texas-based men’s grooming company, recently opened a new location in Buckhead at the Buckhead Court shopping center at 3872 Roswell Road. It is the fifth salon Boardroom has opened in metro Atlanta, including one at the Vinings Jubilee that opened about…
Dressed in overalls and a brown floppy hat with a wide brim, the man playing the role of John Whitley stepped on to a tour bus full of Buckhead Heritage Society patrons for the Mansions, Gardens and Ghosts: Buckhead History and Secrets Tour in April.
The Vinings Village Woman’s Club, which was founded in 1978, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a sterling silver charm designed by member Janet Dickerson. Her mother, Libby Eubank, was one of the club’s eight founding members. The club’s mission is to expand opportunities for fri…
Thirteen local seniors were among the about 2,500 recipients of $2,500 scholarships in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, the Evanston, Illinois-based National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced May 8.
Charles Bradley "Brad" Otwell passed from this life April 10, 2019 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 58. Born in San Antonio, Texas on March 23, 1961, he was the son of Harold E. Otwell and Mary Ann McGhee Otwell.
Dr. Barbara Ann Shaw died on April 16, 2019. She was a Bulloch County native, but had lived in Vinings, Cobb County for 45 years. She is survived by her brother and sister in law, Ed and Lucy Shaw, and by several nieces and nephews. Barbara was a graduate of Georgia Southern University and e…
Several local law enforcement agencies and governments will observe National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, set for April 27, by collecting old, unused drugs in a safe way.
With the Georgia General Assembly’s 2019 legislative session ending April 2, local lawmakers reflected on its highs and lows, hits and misses.
Easter and Passover celebrations abound this year in area churches and synagogues, some of which are also hosting egg hunts and Seders, respectively. Check with each house of worship for details on those events. Here is a list of local Holy Week and Passover celebrations, according to each h…
Forbes magazine Feb. 20 released its annual Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list, and all of the top 10 Georgia advisors work for Atlanta firms, including some in Buckhead and Sandy Springs and All 10 Georgia advisors honored work for Atlanta firms, with eight in Buckhead offices, one in Sandy…
A plethora of schools, houses of worship and other nonprofits and venues in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings are hosting camps this summer to offer children a variety of activities.
State School Superintendent Richard Woods Friday named 230 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools for 2019, including all seven local public high schools.
About You Family Medicine, 2325 Log Cabin Drive SE, Suite 108 in Vinings, had a ribbon cutting and open house on Jan. 23 with the Cobb Chamber of Commerce.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Georgia chapter is hosting its annual Greater Atlanta Students of the Year campaign in which local high school students raise funds for the nonprofit during a seven-week period running Jan. 31 through March 23.
The Rotary Club of Vinings Cumberland recently announced that it has awarded the Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship to Demi Sherman of Newnan High School. The scholarship, valued at over $24,000, covers room, board, tuition and a monthly stipend for the 2019-20 academic year.
The third time was the charm for state Rep.-elect Erick Allen, D-Vinings, who is set to be sworn in Jan. 14 after defeating Republican challenger Matt Bentley in November.
In 2018 the storylines were plentiful in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings, but 10 stood out, in no particular order:
Chicken Salad Chick, an Auburn, Alabama-based fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, today announced the purchase of 11 existing locations in Georgia from the brand’s largest franchise owner, Origin Development Group. Two of those locations are in Buckhead and Vinings.
Local churches are planning for their annual Christmas services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dec. 24 and 25, respectively, unless otherwise noted. Here’s a rundown of those events, according to each house of worship’s website or office:
This week several local stores and even some organizations are hosting special Black Friday sales, with some even starting Thanksgiving Day.
Venues in the communities of downtown Atlanta, Atlantic Station, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Sandy Springs will host holiday events later this month and in December:
Some local races in Tuesday's general election were so close that they are heading to a runoff, and one candidate in a very tight race waited a day before conceding victory, even with 100 percent of the precincts reporting.
VININGS — Just hours after nearly 1,300 Cobb residents cast their ballots on the first day of early voting, the two candidates for state Senate District 6 were vying for more votes in Vinings.
The old three “R’s” of education, “reading, writing and arithmetic” have been replaced by an emphasis on such courses as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and art (STEAM) to develop a well-rounded education for students.
Ninety local seniors were among the 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program by the Evanston, Illinois-based National Merit Scholarship Corp., released Sept. 12.
More than 150 homes restricted to seniors have been given the go-ahead to be constructed in northeast Cobb on a nearly 36-acre site that could have become county green space.
Cobb’s senior housing market could grow by nearly 400 units in the coming months if county commissioners Tuesday approve three proposed senior living developments.
Two senior living neighborhoods totaling 250 homes could be constructed in the county as part of two rezoning requests to be considered Tuesday by the Cobb Planning Commission.
The Trust for Public Land will host its 10th annual Celebration of Land, which raises critical funds for its mission of creating parks and protecting land for people in Georgia, on the banks of the Chattahoochee River Sept. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. Themed ‘Riverside Revelry,’ it is being held in …
The Vinings Village Civic Club will meet Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cochise Club with an important program regarding changes to the heart of Vinings. Cal Dortch and Kipp Bois will present plans on two significant community projects.
In their campaigns leading up to the Nov. 6 general election, the candidates for four of Georgia’s federal and statewide offices have been asked about every issue imaginable: from transportation to education.
The Vinings Business Association will present a candidates forum at its monthly lunch meeting Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Pkwy., 17th floor, Atlanta. Association members, visitors and guests are welcome, and all attendees must preregister and prepa…
At least two local restaurant representatives and one local politician will be honored Sunday when the Georgia Restaurant Association hosts the 12th annual Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards Gala at The Fairmont in west Midtown.
Harold Shepherd is known as the co-founder of the Shepherd Center, Buckhead’s nationally recognized nonprofit hospital for spinal cord and brain injuries and pain, plus multiple sclerosis and other neuromuscular conditions.