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New Book by Author Barbara J. Peters Highlights 7 Keys to Relationship Success

New Book by Author Barbara J. Peters Highlights 7 Keys to Relationship Success

In her newly released book, “He Said, She Said, I Said,” author and couples therapist Barbara J. Peters highlights seven keys to building and maintaining a successful relationship. In this easy-to-read book, Peters uses actual comments that she hears from the couples she counsels and then offers a perspective that can open up the possibility for a different approach to common ground in the areas of communication, trust, forgiveness, intimacy, acceptance, friendship, and love.

 

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.

STATEMENT REGARDING 11TH CIRCUIT COURT’S WATER RULING

STATEMENT REGARDING 11TH CIRCUIT COURT’S WATER RULING

Tad Leithead, Chairman, Atlanta Regional Commission

On June 28, 2011, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued its decision reversing Judge Paul Magnuson’s order that posed a serious threat to  metro Atlanta’s water supply. 

We are very pleased with the reversal of an order that Judge Magnuson himself termed draconian.

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.

Send Kids4MO Love from Cumming

Send Kids4MO Love from Cumming

A Cumming Local Reader, Cumming resident & personal friend, Kathy, just shared an awesome opportunity to help the youngest victims in Joplin, MO who lost everything in the recent tornadoes.

Kathy & her family have signed up to be a drop off location for Kids4MO.  This organization is collecting Boxes of Hope to be delivered to the children of Joplin.

How Do You Get Involved?

Read More & let's help send a BIG box of Hope from Cumming ...

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.