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LOCAL PROFILE: Peachtrees of Atlanta, debunked

LOCAL PROFILE: Peachtrees of Atlanta, debunked

ATLANTA – In Georgia, the name Peachtree is pretty common, considering the state’s nickname, “The Peach State”. And, perhaps the most confusing thing, for out-of-towners, to learn is how to distinguish between the different ones.

Seemingly, everywhere one looks there is a Peachtree something. From schools, to streets, to stores the Peachtree is one of the most visible hallmarks in the metro area.

Even Native Atlantans get lost or confused about which Peachtree is which because a new Peachtree pops up every couple of years. So to help debunk their differences the “Where U Live” team has compiled a list of a couple.

Perhaps the most popular Peachtree of them all, Peachtree Street, is one of the most notable street names in the southern portion of the United States.  The street runs the entire span of Downtown Atlanta into the Buckhead neighborhood, where it turns into Peachtree Road.

Deal honors Georgia's fallen service members

Deal honors Georgia's fallen service members

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal has honored Georgia's members of the armed forces who gave their lives in service to the United States.

Last week, he paid special tribute to 22 service members who lost their lives fighting for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

All members were killed in action since last year's ceremony.

"Today, we commemorate these fallen heroes for their courage and sense of honor, for their service and for their love of this nation and our most cherished principles," Deal said. "They have given their lives in defense of freedom, and we owe them our deepest respect and gratitude. But even more, we owe them our allegiance to the principles that they gave so much for -- freedom, justice and equality. This ceremony is a time to recommit ourselves to those high ideals."

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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 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.

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.

BEST SPOTS: Neighborhood Thrift Stores

BEST SPOTS: Neighborhood Thrift Stores

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of Neighborhood Thrift Stores for you to purchase some eccentric and timeless pieces.

In today’s economy, it’s important for shoppers to get the most bang for their buck and the thrift store is where you can do that. Open your mind fashionistas and fashionmistas, the thrift store isn’t only for those in need.

Favorite thrift store in Peachtree City, Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Shop, is a non-profit thrift store that serves the people of the south Atlanta. The store has been open for more than ten years and in addition to selling affordable fashion clothes to the community, has given the community a place to volunteer and perform community service. The store is located at 459 Highway 74 in Peachtree City.

Earth’s Mama Thrift Store is has been open for three years and they sell “recycled” clothes and even some new.