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GCPD Awarded “2010 Statewide DUI Agency of the Year” by Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers

GCPD Awarded “2010 Statewide DUI Agency of the Year” by Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers

Gwinnett County, Ga.--  (submitted by Gwinnett Police PIO)  Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers (M.A.D.D.) awarded the Gwinnett County Police Department DUI Task Force the “2010 Statewide DUI Agency of the Year” award. This award was presented to the DUI Task Force at the 7th Annual Golden Shield Banquet in Atlanta. This was achieved through dedication and hard work from the officers assigned to the task force and was selected over several other well respected agencies throughout the state.


From Bacon to Bloody Marys: Weekend Event Pictures

Bacon, Crawfish, and star searches were the big buzz words around Atlanta this weekend.  Add in a celebrity serving chocolate and we'll call it good...despite the rain.

The annual "Baconfest" in Inman park served up as they call it, "beer, bacon and bands" to a sold out crowd Saturday.  The annual adult only event raises money for Dad's Garage Theater Company.  Check out these pictures - especially if you've never seen a grown man dressed in a bacon costume.

For The First Time, World-Renowned Yoga Master Sadhguru Vasudev Presents “Inner Engineering” Program

For The First Time, World-Renowned Yoga Master Sadhguru Vasudev Presents “Inner Engineering” Program

Thousands Expected for Rare Opportunity to Learn Life-Changing Yoga Practice Directly from One of India’s 50 Most Influential People


When: Saturday, May 14; Sunday May 15, 2011

Where: SPB Hall, 5331 Royal Woods Parkway, Tucker, GA 30084


What: For the first time in 25 years, world-renowned yogi Sadhguru Vasudev will personally conduct the Inner Engineering Shambhavi Mahamudra program in a specially constructed two-day format.


Inner Engineering is a combined online and in-person program for self-empowerment and personal growth derived from the ancient science of yoga. This scientifically structured program presents simple but powerful processes from the yogic tradition to purify the human physiological system and increase health and inner well-being.


An initial seven-part online course prepares pa

LAWRENCEVILLE: Seniors escape injury when roof collapses

LAWRENCEVILLE: Seniors escape injury when roof collapses

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett County officials say residents of a senior living center escaped injury when a roof collapsed over a dining area.

Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge says all 109 residents of Golden Living Center were temporarily evacuated when
the roof collapsed Thursday morning.

Rutledge says no one was in the dining area at the time and no injuries are reported. He says firefighters are working with city inspectors and contractors to assess the damage to the dining and
kitchen areas of the building.

The cause remains under investigation.

Atlanta Man Crowned Beer King

Atlanta--Most adults at some point in their lives develop a hobby.

However, most of us don't get very good at our hobby.

One Atlanta man is the exception.

Because of his unique ability, in his hobby, he is five thousand dollars richer and his picture is on posters and on beer bottles everywhere in America .

Richard Roper is a genial guy who lives near Howell Mill Road with his wife.

He is the kind of guy you want to drink a beer with.

And he is the kind of guy you want to brew your beer.

Richard Roper was one of the two grand champion winners of the 2010 Samuel Adams American Homebrew contest.

11Alive's Jeff Hullinger stood in Roper's kitchen amidst beer making equipment and asked, "How thrilling is it to see your face on bottles of Samuel Adams?

Man planning iconic hotel indicted

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga --  The Dacula resident who is proposing a massive ferris wheel shaped hotel for Gwinnett County is under indictment in Oconee County for alleged fraud against investors.

Richard Beaton of Escapades International, Inc. faces 15 counts including forgery, theft by taking and violating the Georgia Securities Act.

Oconee County Sheriff's Office investigator Lt. David Kilpatrick says Beaton was talking about his plans for a major restaurant in Gwinnett County back in 2007.  Several investors came forward to authorites saying that when they asked for their money back Beaton wrote them bad checks totaling more than $300,000.

In another case Kilpatrick said Beaton showed a bogus $1 million bank deposit to Escapades International, Inc. to try to secure an investiment. 

Deals of the Day: Free Waffle and Free Italian Ice

ATLANTA -- You can score a free waffle at Waffle House, a free small popcorn at Regal Cinemas, a free appetizer at Ted's Montana Grill and free Italian ice at Rita's with the deals of the day. 

You can also get free laser hair removal and take a free cycling class at a local spa, plus save half off or more on spa packages and salon services.

Get more details in the Deals of the Day on Atlanta MomsLikeMe.com.