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LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- According to The Advocate, the U.S. based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine, Atlanta holds the title of “America’s gayest city” and Gay Atlanta, a subsidiary of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau says that Atlanta is the “epicenter of the LGBT South” but according to Phillip Rafshoon of Outwrite Bookstore, Atlanta is just a “progressive city in a conservative state, that’s in a conservative region of the United States. The city serves as a place where people from small, southern towns can come to be who they want to be” which is why the LGBT community loves to call this city, home.

In the nook that is Tenth Street and Piedmont Road, Outwrite Bookstore has been a staple in the Atlanta LGBT community for about 18 years.

LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- According to The Advocate, the U.S. based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine, Atlanta holds the title of “America’s gayest city” and Gay Atlanta, a subsidiary of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau says that Atlanta is the “epicenter of the LGBT South” but according to Phillip Rafshoon of Outwrite Bookstore, Atlanta is just a “progressive city in a conservative state, that’s in a conservative region of the United States. The city serves as a place where people from small, southern towns can come to be who they want to be” which is why the LGBT community loves to call this city, home.

In the nook that is Tenth Street and Piedmont Road, Outwrite Bookstore has been a staple in the Atlanta LGBT community for about 18 years.

City of Newnan auctions off surplus property online

City of Newnan auctions off surplus property online

NEWNAN, Ga. – From now until June 8, the City of Newnan will be auctioning off seven vehicles.

The items are sold, “as is, where is” and buyers aren’t eligible for an extended warranty. Every bidder is responsible for picking up their vehicle once their payment is final. Vehicles may be inspected at the City Shop, which is located at 55 Boone Drive in Newnan from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Bidders can submit the bids online at www.publicsurplus.com. All bidding will halt on June 8 at 3:00 p.m.

Local banks, children collect 4 tons of PB&J

Local banks, children collect 4 tons of PB&J

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Metro Atlanta students have come through for their fellow children in a big way, "spreading the love" through peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Bank of North Georgia and Bank of Coweta recently hosted their fourth annual food drive to benefit 30 local food pantries.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Fishing Derby, Taste of Henry, Garden Tour

WEEKEND EVENTS: Fishing Derby, Taste of Henry, Garden Tour

RIVERDALE, Ga.  – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

The Clayton County International Park will host its Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 14 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Fishing derby is being presented by the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department. The first 100 participants will receive a free admission ticket to “The Beach” and the first 200 participants will receive a free t-shirt. Fishers will receive awards for heaviest, longest and first to catch an Albino fish. Clayton County International Park is located at 2300 Highway 138 in Jonesboro.

The Mathnasium Triathlon will be held on Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m. at the Mathnasium of Peachtree City.

LOCAL PROFILE: Clayton County Summer Reading Program

LOCAL PROFILE: Clayton County Summer Reading Program

RIVERDALE, Ga. – Although, local schools are on the cusp of summer recess students in the area will, no longer, back able to use summer as an excuse to impede their enrichment. The Clayton County Library System is sponsoring their annual summer reading programming for this year on June 1. The county offers programs for adults, teens and children.

The reading program stats on May 23 and ends on August 5. On the first day of the program, children can come and retrieve their reading log, stickers and literary information sheet. Children are eligible to win prizes every week, during the summer. However, they can only win one prize per week.

The library offers a prize every week to encourage them to visit the library more times during the summer. The library offers two, separate, programs for children and teens.

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of public pools in the area for you, your family and friends to take a dip and cool off in the heat of the summer sun.

With an economy like ours, it’s imperative that people look for a bargain wherever they can and public pools offer fun with that’s easy on the pockets. Check out these local pools and enjoy a classic, cost-effective, exciting summertime experience.

Clayton County

Public pools in Clayton County open on June 1. All pools charge a usage fee of $3 for Clayton County residents or $20 for a monthly pass.