Our network

Memorial Drive Cleanup set for Aug. 27

Dekalb County --  The Memorial Drive Merchant’s Association in partnership with DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis; Commissioners Sharon Barnes Sutton, Kathie Gannon and Stan Watson; and State Reps. Michele Henson and Karla Drenner host Memorial Drive Community Cleanup Day, Saturday, Aug. 27, 8 – 11 a.m.

Did you feel the earthquake? Please share your experience with our readers

Did you feel the earthquake? Please share your experience with our readers

Georgia --  The United States Geological Survey reports a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in central Virginia near the town of Mineral, about 90 miles southwest of Washington, DC.

The USGS says the quake was 3.7 miles deep. Reports of the quake have come from as far north as Toronto, as far west as Detroit, and as far south as Metro Atlanta.

Via our Facebook page we know viewers have felt the quake in Norcross, Gainesville, Perimeter Mall, and more.  If you felt anything, please visit our interactive map and let us know where you were.  If you have pictures, even better.  Keep your community informed by using our Where U Live websites!

http://www.11alive.com/news/local/earthquake/default.aspx

DEKALB: Vote on new smoking ban deferred

DEKALB: Vote on new smoking ban deferred

DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County Commissioners have pushed back a vote on an expanded anti-smoking ordinance within the county. 

DeKalb's Board of Health has been pushing the tighter ordinance for months.

They claim second-hand smoke averages out to more than $500 in healthcare costs for each county household.

But owners of DeKalb's eight strip clubs have protested that including them in the ban will encourage their customers to go to competitors in other counties.

The extended smoking ban would also include parks, ATM lines and other outdoor locations.

County commissioners had been scheduled to make a decision on Tuesday, but after hearing both sides, delayed their vote until their next regularly scheduled meeting in two weeks.

Some businesses, like restaurants that are already under a county smoking ban, say customers will get used to it.

Ladybug a Sweet Dachshund from DREAM Dachshund Rescue is Looking for a Great Place to Call Home

Ladybug a Sweet Dachshund from DREAM Dachshund Rescue is Looking for a Great Place to Call Home

DREAM Dachshund Rescue is an all-volunteer rescue group.We focus on saving dachshunds and close mixes in the Atlanta, North Georgia and Savannah areas. There are purebred dogs in desperate need all over Georgia -- and not just dachshunds! If you are looking for a pet to add to your home, you can search on www.petfinder.com for any breed or size of dog, cat, ferret, or horse -- all in your zipcode and in need of a loving family!

Camp Sunshine Presents Cocktails for Cancer

Camp Sunshine Presents Cocktails for Cancer
Cocktails for Cancer
Benefiting Camp Sunshine
 
Compound
September 8, 2011
7 - 10pm
 
Cocktails for Cancer will be an amazing night of fun with Atlanta’s finest Mixologists at Compound, the city’s premier nightclub.

48% off Tickets to Motherhood The Musical at 14th Street Playhouse ($50 value) 8PM shows, Sept 22-29

48% off Tickets to Motherhood The Musical at 14th Street Playhouse ($50 value) 8PM shows, Sept 22-29

There’s nothing better than sharing the trials and tribulations of motherhood with your closest gal pals. Pile into the minivan and treat you and your girlfriends to the perfect Mama’s Night Out. CLICK HERE TO SAVE 48% off tickets to “Motherhood The Musical®” at the 14th Street Playhouse ($50 value)!

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH AT MIDNIGHT

ScoopMama.com brings you the Insider Deals on Local Family Fun!