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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?

Deals of the Day: Free Meals at Chili's, Smokey Bones

Deals of the Day: Free Meals at Chili's, Smokey Bones

You can print a coupon to get a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree at Chili's today, a free entree with purchase at Smokey Bones and save half off gourmet cupcakes.

You can find more details in the Deals of the Day on Atlanta.MomsLikeMe.com.

New Technology to be added to the Stone Mountain Lasershow this summer

New Technology to be added to the Stone Mountain Lasershow this summer

Stone Mountain, Ga.-  (submitted by Edelman)  Georgia’s most visited attraction Stone Mountain Park today unveiled Mountainvision, which will debut as the “Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision” on Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-29).

Mountainvision uses an unprecedented digital, multi-dimensional projection onto one of the world’s biggest outdoor “screens,” the rock face of Stone Mountain. The projection on the mountain is taller than the Statue of Liberty and measures four to five times the size of an IMAX screen. Audiences will see Stone Mountain Park “turn into” a volcano, waterfall and other surprises from within the granite mountain.

Census: Hispanic population explosion in Georgia, especially in Gwinnett County

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia's Hispanic population doubled in the past ten years to more than 850,000 people, according to the census data released Thursday.

"96 percent growth is phenomenal," said Jerry Gonzalez, the Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.

The new census figures list Latinos and Hispanics as comprising 8.8 percent of Georgia's population, compared with just over five percent in 2000.

And with the population explosion, Gonzalez said, comes increasing political clout. Especially in areas of the state with the highest numbers of Hispanics, now -- such as in Gwinnett County.

The new census data show that the Hispanic population in Gwinnett County more than doubled, in round numbers from 64,000 in 2000, to 162,000 in 2010.

That means that about 20 percent of Gwinnett County residents, two of every ten, are Hispanic.

Atlanta weekend events March 18-21

ATLANTA -- After all of the St. Patrick's Day partying, you may still be feeling a little green. Try to stay strong, though, because there's still plenty to do this weekend.

Census: Georgia's Hispanic population doubles

ATLANTA (AP) -- A Census report shows Georgia's Hispanic population nearly doubled over the last 10 years.

The numbers released Thursday show about 865,689 people who identify themselves as Hispanic living in the state in 2010, as compared to 435,227 in 2000. That's an increase of 96.1 percent.

Hispanics still make up less than 9 percent of the state's total population despite that increase.

Gwinnett County has the largest Hispanic population in the state by far, with 162,035 people. The other counties with the largest Hispanic populations were Cobb County with 84,330, Fulton County with 72,566, DeKalb County with 67,824 and Hall County with 46,906.

4,000 Georgia Students to Learn About Careers in Construction at March 17-18 CareerExpo

4,000 Georgia Students to Learn About Careers in Construction at March 17-18 CareerExpo

Construction Education Foundation of Georgia Event Connects Students to Employers and Post-Secondary Training and Education Programs


When: March 17-18, 2011


Where: Georgia International Convention Center

2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta GA  30337



  • Giant Excavators!  Hammering, Sawing, Bricklaying, Welding, Wiring!
  • Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to Speak at CareerExpo on Friday, March 18
  • Talk with Students, Teachers and Industry Execs


What:  The Construction Education Foundation of Georgia’s (CEFGA) 7th annual CareerExpo is Georgia’s largest youth workforce development event for the construction industry.