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Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club getting ready to ride for one of their own.

Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club getting ready to ride for one of their own.

AUGUST 27th GET READY TO RIDE!!! 

The Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club is sponsoring and organizing this event for a fallen fellow friend and colleague who lost his battle with cancer May 28th, 2011.  He was a fomer MP, former Roswell Ga. Police Officer, and current Senior Federal Air Marshal.   The 1st Annual  BILL FITZGERALD MEMORIAL BENEFIT RIDE will start at 10am on Saturday August 27 at Six Ways 2 Sunday 1815 Hwy 138 Conyers, Ga.   Kickstands up at 11:30am  This is a Police escorted ride.  $20 per Bike, $30 Two Up
All proceeds will benefit the Fitzgerald Family.  

The ride will approximately be just over 100 miles round trip. North on Hwy. 138 to east bound I-20.  East on I-20 to exit 130 (Just past Lake Oconee).

A Voice For The Citizens of Stockbridge

A Voice For The Citizens of Stockbridge

Stockbridge GA:  The Citizen newsletter received the following campaign information for Mr. Richard Steinberg, a candidate for city council in Stockbridge, Georgia.  Over the years the city has been in the news for egregious actions, often against the citizens.

An example that drew national attention involved a local flower shop and its owners who fought against eminent domain.  National press picked up the story in the wake of the Kelo Decision, making it legal for governing authorities to take private property for so-called public good – even economic development.  In this case, the city built a new City Hall with walls that now encircle the flower shop seriously impeding even view from the main street.  The shop owners ‘won’ but lost against the abuses of power. 

A more recent calamity to befall Stockbridge came when newly elected Mayor Lee Stuart used his veto power to eliminate questionable contracts and spending.  That was exactly what his campaign was about.  Members of the city council attempted a coup to strip the mayor of his authority, pass local legislation that would only be effective until his first term ends in 2013, and implement a change to the City Charter that proved completely illegal. 

Citizen activist Richard Steinberg has worked diligently to keep citizens informed.  A group called Concerned Citizens of Stockbridge has been his public platform, and halting illegal and unethical actions by members of the city council has been on his radar for over a year.

The following submission was written by Stockbridge resident, Dr. Michael Moon.

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

ATLANTA (AP) -- As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration take effect, a Latino community group is organizing "a day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is calling for a day of non-compliance, asking businesses to close and community members to stay home and not work or shop Friday.

Alan Conner, owner of Dakota Blue restaurant in Grant Park, said he thinks the law is unjust and planned to close for lunch Friday in solidarity.

But some urge caution. Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, says skipping work without authorization could cost people jobs in a tough economic climate.

Groups are also organizing a "march for justice" on Saturday at the state Capitol to protest the law.

(The Associated Press)

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Derived from popular genres of music like jazz, blues and gospel, rhythm and blues was born. Rhythm and Blues music, which is widely referred to as R&B, is unique in that it has the ability to take on many musical identities, at once. Some say the genre was first identified in Harlem, during the Harlem Renaissance, which is known as one of the most prominent cultural movements for African Americans during the 1930’s. However, others think the genre originated in the 1940’s when African Americans began moving to northern cities, creating cultural fusion.  

The music evolved from “race music”, which was an offensive term that referred to the music of African Americans, into jump blues which was known for having a swing boogie, big band sound.

BEST SPOTS: Skincare and Barberspas

BEST SPOTS: Skincare and Barberspas

ATLANTA – It’s the summer time, ‘tis the season for chic fits, light fabrics, mandals, murses and clean faces and we know you want to let it all hang out. However it’s more important for today’s modern fashionmister to have clean and healthy skin. From cleansers to exfoliants, shavers to straight ravors, shaving creams to soaps, moisturizers and sunscreen men have a wide range of product selections to maintain their signature smirk.

Of course, every guy has their own routine; some skip a day to stay smooth others use a hot towel and facial scrub, either way; they all work to achieve the same goal which is smooth skin.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

Hangar One Vodka blimp flies in the skies of McDonough

Hangar One Vodka blimp flies in the skies of McDonough

McDonough, GA --  Last weekend over the skies of McDonough and Hampton, the Hangar One Blimp was in full display as a mixology contest was underway at the Clayton County Air Field. 

This unique national tour by Hangar One Vodka includes a blimp and a traveling caravan of unique and tasty Hangar One vodkas. My favorite being the spiced pear. 

I urge you to go to http://Facebook.com/HangarOneVodka to see where the blimp will stop next and to see pictures and videos of all the mixologists giving their recipes for the best and most unique drinks around.