Providence Bank may not be open today – no banks or credit unions are – but that doesn't mean bank officials and staff didn't honor workers for Labor Day. A cookout was held "to honor those who work to make our country great." Patch user Tom Hobby sent these photos after receiving his invitation to the luncheon cookout on Friday, Aug. 31.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Sure, school is back in session, but the kids don't have to be the only ones hitting the books this month.
Although Labor Day marks the last hurrah for white pants, barbeques and kids up late on a Sunday night, it is not the end of the season. Until the clock strikes midnight on Sept. 21, it's still summer. And that means there's just enough time to squeeze in another good book atop your favorite lounge chair. Not sure what to read for your last hurrah of summer? Fear not, we've cobbled together some best-sellers from The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, along with a few staff favorites from summers past. All you need to make your experience complete is a nice cold glass of iced tea lemonade. Fiction Non-fiction Be sure to tell us in your comments about your favorite summer read.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Forsyth County authorities are ready for the large crowds at the lake and Georgia State troopers will be patrolling interstates and secondary roads over the Labor Day weekend.
Local public safety officials and the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) are gearing up for a busy holiday travel period. Labor Day weekend is typically seen as the last weekend of the summer season. According to Capt. Jason Shivers with the Forsyth County Fire Department, authorities are expecting tremendous crowds on Lake Lanier over the three day weekend. During a meeting on Thursday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office, Shivers said every agency in the county discussed their holiday preparations and schedules. "For Forsyth County Fire we do have trained, equipped personnel on standby at the ready should we be needed to respond at Lake Lanier," he said. Shivers pointed out that fire personnel would not be at the lake or on the …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Don't miss Dragon*Con and the Decatur Book Festival.
Geeks rejoice! Labor Day weekend has two great reasons to stay nearby: Dragon*Con and the Decatur Book Festival. Dragon*Con is one of America's largest multi-media, pop culture events, focusing on science fiction, fantasy, movies, literature, comics, games, TV shows, music and art. The *Con will take over five hotels in downtown Atlanta this year. The event features workshops, dances, concerts, lectures, classes, signings, contests and more. Costumes are a big part of Dragon* Con, so you might run into Darth Vader, the Harry Potter kids, a super hero, or your favorite character from Star Trek. What's even better than a lookalike? Meeting the actual star. You might even run into actors from popular sci-fi and fantasy culture, including Lou …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Many stores are having pre-Labor day sales and offering coupons to use on top of the sales. This makes for some great deals for shoppers.
Labor Day and the days leading up to it are always great for bargain shoppers. Many stores will offer sales and several will also coupons to use on top of these sales. On top of the many coupons and sales that Patch told you about here on Friday, today brings many more. The new coupons and sales that I have found for Alpharetta and Milton for this week include the following offers: Stein Mart is offering 50 percent off of red dot clearance items or 20 percent off of a sale item with these coupons. Children's Place has a 15 percent off your purchase coupon on their Facebook page. It expires September 5. Family Christian is offering 25 percent off of your entire purchase with this coupon that expires September 4. Ace Hardware is offering $…