Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring is in the Henry County air...

I don't know about you, but I absolutely love spring time in Atlanta. There are blooms everywhere, temperatures are simply perfect, sunny clear skies; today specially it has been an absolute beauty. I can see Henry County residents out riding in their cars, the ones with convertibles had the pleasure to let their tops down, others like me, just let the windows down to enjoy the fresh air.
What a joy it is to be able to appreciate good weather, friendly happy people in the streets and peace all around us. Seems as if, time just stopped, no worries, just enjoy the moment.
And how about Saturday afternoons spent at the Baseball Park, even if it's only a Little League Baseball Game, oh my, how do I miss those days when my son was playing T-Ball, then Baseball, to Traveling Competitive and High School. Every stage of his baseball years brought some joy, I used to complaint when it was too hot, but I always knew that I would miss it when those days came to an end. Now, he is playing College Baseball, however, being on the West part of the Country makes it difficult to be there and cheer him up during his games, for now, just memories of past years, in the future, who knows...Atlanta Braves, I got a prospect for you, another hometown kid that will help take you to the World Series!
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Atlanta Airport Cargo is on the Rise again...

Hartsfield-Jackson's Cargo Traffic Rises Again
Airport's Cargo Volume Surges in Three Consecutive Months

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials said cargo traffic in November 2009 was 3.53 percent higher than in November 2008; December 2009 traffic was 17.89 percent higher than the previous year; and January 2010 saw an increase of 12.06 percent over January 2009.

"It's very encouraging to report three consecutive months of rising cargo traffic, especially after experiencing one of the worst global economic downturns in recent history," said Aviation General Manager Ben DeCosta. "We anticipate that 2010 will be a year of 'measured recovery' throughout the industry. We hope for a full recovery in 2012-2013." Those are definetely the kind of news that all of Atlanta's residents want to hear, and it is so encouraging to see possitive numbers to be reported, we are very fortunate to live in such a great city.

Hartsfield-Jackson's freight/express and mail also saw an increase during the months of November and December 2009 as well as January 2010.

"Hartsfield-Jackson has taken decisive steps to weather this global downturn by seeking out new markets and finding ways to expand our existing relationships," said Warren Jones, Aviation development manager.

Hartsfield-Jackson remains a resilient hub of global economic activity. More than 200 million people -- 80 percent of U.S. consumers -- are within a two-hour flight or one day of transport by truck of the Airport. Thirteen all-cargo carriers operate at Hartsfield-Jackson.

In 2009, Hartsfield-Jackson was honored as Air Cargo Week's Airport of the Year, becoming the first U.S. airport to earn the top prize among the annual World Air Cargo Awards. It was the second major honor in 2009 for Hartsfield-Jackson's cargo operation, which earlier received Air Cargo World magazine's Award of Excellence for the best North American cargo operations in its category.

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Source: Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport and Marketwire

McDonald's Inpirational Singing Competition

The Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators Association's The Gift competition is open to amateur solo artists and groups of four or less, between the ages of 9 and 15. The competition was created to help participants to build or start successful careers in music, performing arts, marketing and related fields through education, technical tools and life skills assistance. In addition to judges from the music business and the recording industry, popular musicians Canton Jones and Cupid are scheduled to perform at the final competition.

All aspiring participants must go to any greater Atlanta McDonald’s restaurant to obtain an entry form for a chance to enter McDonald’s Presents The Gift: Youth Inspiration Singing Competition 2010. Contest details, rules and regulations are also available on The Gift 2010 MySpace Web site, which is

Auditions will be held at these McDonald’s restaurant locations:

* Saturday, April 10 — 830 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA 30030

* Saturday, April 17 — 465 N. Glynn Street, Fayetteville, GA 30214

* Saturday, April 24 — 2700 Windy Hill Road, Marietta, GA 30067

Audition line-ups begin at 8 a.m. at each location, and auditions begin promptly at 9 a.m. Only the first 250 participants with proper Georgia proof of residence and qualifying age documentation are allowed to audition.

The first-place winner will receive a prize package including a $5,000 education fund and $5,000 in cash. Other prizes include a demo CD, vocal lessons with a trained vocal coach, appearances on local radio stations and more.

The final competition is scheduled for Sunday, May 16, at 5 p.m. at The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. The Rialto is located at 80 Forsyth Street at the corner of Forsyth and Luckie streets in downtown Atlanta.

Sponsors for the event are The Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators Association, The CW Atlanta, The Coca-Cola Company, Dr. Pepper and TreeSound School of Sound.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

For a while now, we have been hearing about the possible elimination of Clayton County's C-TRAN, well, the time has come and the County's contract with MARTA to run its public transportation system, is about to be terminated on March 31, 2010, leaving 60% or more of its riders with no transportation. Residents attended the Board of Commissioner's meeting on March 16th to express their concerns.
Yusef Poole, Staff Attorney for Clayton County, said the elimination of C-TRAN would help save the County money and that County revenues are down 19 million dollars compared to last fiscal year.

A request for a Federal grant funding for three vans to transport the disabled after the elimination of the C-TRAN, was approved by the Commission, although Chairman Eldrin Bell said he did not know whether the grant being sought could actually be used for paratransit.

Around 30% of C-TRAN passengers will now use Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) Xpress buses. GRTA currently with three express buses in Clayton County and expects 3,000 former C-TRAN riders to begin using those buses after March 31, according to the Clayton News Daily newspaper.

However, everyone else will be without a way to get to work, medical appointments, the grocery store, or just about anywhere not within walking distance. That could potentially create major issues with their residents no being able to keep their jobs, then, what's next. How can a County overcome an economic crisis when their main source of public transportation is being eliminated.

It will be intesting to see what effects this will create. As we hear more updates, let's share with one another...

Peachtree City in the Top 100 Cities to live in...!

We are very proud to find out that Peachtree City has been awarded the TOP 8th in the country on CNNMoney.Com's Best Places To Live 2009- Top 100 list. PTC has a lot of positive features to offer to their residents, a combination of the location convenient to Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Int'l Airport, excellent schools, low crime, and golf cart paths thoughout the City put PTC way up on this prestigious list. This is a very useful information if you are assisting a client in the purchase of their new home should they consider PTC as their new place to live, even more, if you are not in Georgia and the question about Peachtree City comes out, now, you know one the biggest reason why Buyers should choose PTC as their new home destination in Georgia. Think about it, 8th out of the TOP 100?, even the City that holds the 100th spot is proud to have made the list, let alone, being 8th out of thousands and thousands of cities throughout our great country this is quite impressive and certainly a reason to be proud. If you need to search for property in the Atlanta area, including PTC in Fayette County, be sure to visit