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Forecast: $3.75 per Gallon Gas Prices by Spring

DEKALB COUNTY, GA -- New forecasts on Friday predicted that gasoline prices could reach $3.75 per gallon by spring.

As it is, Metro Atlanta's gas prices have already risen about five percent since last month.  According to AAA, on Friday, Jan. 21 the average price per gallon for regular in Metro Atlanta was $3.03.  It was $2.899 a month ago.

An increase to $3.75 a gallon would be a 25 percent jump.

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Part of the reason is that worldwide consumption of gasoline rose to a record level in 2010, including in China; another reason is that OPEC is holding down supplies.

FOOD REVIEW: Nagoya Japanese Restaurant, Loganville GA

FOOD REVIEW: Nagoya Japanese Restaurant, Loganville GA

It had been a long time since we’d been to a Japanese hibachi restaurant. For those of you who are new to our planet or for some other reason have never ventured to such an establishment, you are in for a treat!

The style is somewhat different than most are generally accustomed to. Diners are seated around a large grill. The cook prepares the food there and usually there is much fanfare involved such as trickery with the cooking utensils and a good bit of humor involved.

A Citizens’ Forum with the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, Tonight at 7pm

A Citizens’ Forum with the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, Tonight at 7pm

Gwinnett County, GA--  The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners wants to hear from you! Please come out to the Citizens' Forum with the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, January 20 at 7:00pm in the community room at Fire Station 30 located at 1052 Ozora Road in Loganville to meet your district commissioners and share your thoughts on how to meet the needs of Gwinnett County's residents and businesses.

A brief presentation about the County's financial outlook will be given by Deputy County Administrator/CFO Aaron Bovos and the floor will be open for your thoughts and ideas. Your commissioners want to hear your input.

One forum will be held in each commission district, so please watch for future dates and locations.

17 Local Schools Receive Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grants

17 Local Schools Receive Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grants

Atlanta, GA--  

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded 17 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants in Georgia.

Reminder for Lilburn Businesses: It is Time to Renew Your Occupation Tax Certificates

Reminder for Lilburn Businesses: It is Time to Renew Your Occupation Tax Certificates

Lilburn, GA--  (submitted by the City of Lilburn)

It's that time of year again!  If you are a City of Lilburn business owner, your Occupation Tax Certificate (business license) will expire on January 31, 2011. 

For 2011, newly designed renewal packets now can be downloaded from the Business Development section.  This new section of the website was designed to assist City businesses with questions that may arise related to establishing and maintaining a business in Lilburn. 

If you need additional assistance with your 2011 Occupation Tax Certificate, please visit the First Avenue Annex, located at 98 First Avenue, or call Victoria Dufresne at 770-921-2210. 

Atlanta Designers Give Up the "Goods" on Designing a World Class Blog!

Atlanta Designers Give Up the "Goods" on Designing a World Class Blog!

Unemployment rates may have increased but the unemployed have gotten savvy by creating their own destiny by blogging. Blogging has been identified as the number one source of brand recognition over contemporary advertisement!

Learn how to blog with purpose and clarity and most of all get seen!  Claire Watkins of High Gloss Blue and Erika Ward of BluLabel Bungalow have joined together to offer a 1 Day Blogging Workshop, called Blogging by Design! There’s something for everyone.

To see the Complete Schedule of Events, Click Here.

Gwinnett County Instructional Leader Selected for State’s Top Social Studies Honor

Gwinnett County Instructional Leader Selected for State’s Top Social Studies Honor

The Georgia Council for Social Studies recently selected a Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) educator for the state’s top social studies honor. Mindy Lewis, the school district’s social studies content assessment specialist, was honored as the 2010 Georgia Outstanding Social Studies Educator of the Year. As the recipient, the Council recognizes Ms. Lewis for her contributions in the teaching of social studies.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Lewis was the social studies instructional coach and an 8th grade social studies teacher at Crews Middle. She joined Gwinnett County Public Schools in 2000. Ms. Lewis holds three degrees in middle grades education. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UGA, a master’s degree from the State University of West Georgia, and a specialist’s degree from Georgia Southwestern State University.