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Are You Stale?

Are You Stale?

 

Have you ever bitten into something that’s stale? There is nothing worse than having your mouth set on eating a chip, a cracker, a fry, or a piece of bread, only to realize that it has become stale, flavorless and cold.

Believe it or not, it happens like that in life, too. We get so caught up in trying to balance career, family and finances that we don’t realize we’ve evolved into a “flavorless” existence. Think about it, prior to adult responsibilities, we had hunger and ambition. We had zeal and imagination that dared us to be greater than people’s expectations… even our own. We had dreams of entrepreneurship, writing books, starting non-profits, singing, acting, etc… but where did they go? Have our fresh ideas, thoughts and desires become so stale that they’re lost for good?

DECATUR: Judge responds to closing Recorders Court early

DECATUR: Judge responds to closing Recorders Court early

DECATUR, Ga. -- The head judge of DeKalb County's Recorders Court has provided some answers following complaints of suddenly closing early last Friday, although it is still unclear who gave the order and how much time and attention was given to letting the public know in advance.

A clerk at the Dekalb County Recorders Court handed over the following statement from  Chief Judge Nelly Withers,

"The regularly scheduled business of the court was concluded prior to the early closing of DeKalb County Recorders Court on Friday afternoon, July 1, 2011. No one who had a hearing, or a scheduled appointment with court personnel was inconvenienced.  Notices of the early closing were placed at each parking booth earlier in the day.  Anyone wishing to pay a ticket could have done so after the court closed by placing the payment in the drop box, or by paying over the phone, or on-line via the web.

Public locked out of DeKalb Recorders Court as workers go home early

Public locked out of DeKalb Recorders Court as workers go home early

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Government workers in DeKalb County suddenly and without explanation went home early on Friday afternoon for their long, holiday weekend, leaving the public, who pay their salaries, suddenly and without explanation high and dry.

DeKalb County Recorders Court shut down, locking people out, two hours early, at 2:30 instead of at 4:30, apparently without any notice.

"I mean, I wanted to get my license so I could enjoy my weekend," said one DeKalb County resident outside the locked doors. "Now I've got to sit in the house. Don't make no sense."

DINNERS ON A DIME: Atlanta Taquerias

DINNERS ON A DIME: Atlanta Taquerias

ATLANTA, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in local taquerias. Every Tuesday Where U Live chooses four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal for a price that’s economically feasible in today’s economy.

Taqueria del Sol or TDS is known from their tacos, enchiladas, soups and chilies. The restaurant has four metro locations and they’re always pretty packed for the lunch crowd. Around the newsroom, the fish tacos and shrimp corn chowder reign supreme but TDS loyalists tend to be daring and like to try everything, at least, once. The restaurant also has a pretty impressive selection of tequila and beer. Check them out online or at their Westside, Decatur, Cheshire Bridge and Athens location.

Another popular restaurant, Verde Taqueria has been standing in the Brookhaven neighborhood since 2009.

Fatal wrecks pile up over holiday weekend

Fatal wrecks pile up over holiday weekend

ATLANTA -- The Georgia State Patrol says 19 people were killed on the state's highways during the July 4 holiday period.

GSP says there were 17 deadly accidents from 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Monday.

The patrol says 11 people were killed in highway accidents during the July 4 holiday period a year ago.

Willy's offers free burritos to road race participants

Willy's offers free burritos to road race participants

ATLANTA – We know you’re ready to get the party started after your 10K and Willy’s will make it a possibility.

In celebration of America’s Independence Day, Willy’s Mexicana Grill is offering a $4 burrito to race participants who wear their Peachtree Road Race T-shirt.

Guests can wear both past and present race T-shirts.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Ming

ADOPT A PET: Meet Ming

ATLANTA - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Ming is a one year old female Hound and Shepard mix and she's available for adoption from the Atlanta Humane Society. Ming came to the Humane Society because her owner couldn’t take care of her, anymore. She is a very active puppy and needs a lot of outdoor play. The Humane Society hopes she finds a home where she can learn new things while being spoiled.