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Matti's Call: Minnie L. Byrd

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Gwinnett County has issued a Mattie’s Call for Minnie Byrd. Byrd is 94-year-old black female who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

She was last seen on Downs Way in Norcross on Thursday, April 7 at around 2:30PM. Byrd is about 5’2 and weights 130 pounds.

Upon her disappearance she was wearing a black and red hat, a black coat and a carrying a black purse.

If anyone has any information about this individual they ask that you contact the Gwinnett County Police Department at (770) 513-5000.

Homeowners can help by fixing water leaks

 Homeowners can help by fixing water leaks

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- (submitted by the Gwinnett County Government) Gwinnett water officials are urging homeowners to check for common leaks in toilets, faucets and underground irrigation systems as the county continues to conserve its water usage.

“A slow leak in a toilet can waste 10,000 gallons a year – enough to fill a backyard swimming pool,” says Lynn Smarr, Acting Director of Water Resources. She says putting a few drops of food coloring in the toilet tank will reveal a flapper-valve leak if the coloring shows up in the bowl within 10 minutes. The County also offers a rebate program to encourage replacing pre-1993 toilets that use 3.5 gallons/flush with new WaterSense models that use only 1.28 gallons.

All Gwinnett water meters have a small black triangle that spins when even a tiny amount of water is going through the meter.

Share your Mom with Great American Cookies and get a free brownie

Share your Mom with Great American Cookies and get a free brownie

ATLANTA – Tomorrow, all Great American Cookie locations will be giving away, free samples of their new Turtle and Red Velvet brownie flavors this Tuesday, March 15th. This giveaway is being held in conjunction with the company’s new contest looking for the “Great American Mom”.

The “Great American Mom” search is a nationwide search for mom’s to spotlight on Mother’s Day. The contest will open for entries starting March 15th and will continue through May 10th. To enter the contest, participants will be asked to compose a 200 word statement on what makes their mother a “Great American Mom”.

Winners will be announced in June when one Grand Prize winner will receive a luxurious Four Seasons spa getaway weekend for Mom and a guest plus a $1,000 travel voucher.

“We Are Folk: Exploring Traditions in Southern Folk Art" to open at The Hudgens Center

 “We Are Folk: Exploring Traditions in Southern Folk Art" to open at The Hudgens Center

DULUTH – (submitted by The Hudgens Center)  The Hudgens Center has an exciting new Folk Art exhibit opening this month, featuring a wide range of colorful and creative work.  “We Are Folk: Exploring Traditions in Southern Folk Art” opens on Tuesday, March 8, and will be on view through May 21.  This Southern folk art and Georgia pottery exhibition was co-curated by Steve Slotin and Michael A.

Moms Site Seeks Atlanta's Coolest Kid

Moms Site Seeks Atlanta's Coolest Kid

ATLANTA -- The social networking site Atlanta MomsLikeMe is on the hunt for Atlanta's Coolest Kid and is offering up an $1,800 prize package to find him or her.

The site is accepting photo entries of children in a cool environment, like snow or a pool, until Friday, March 4.  Then, the public can vote for their favorite cool kid photo.

Voting ends on March 20 and the contestant whose photo received the most votes will score the Grand Prize: a voucher for a three-night stay at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort.  The prize includes golf, tennis, biking and fitness center access.

To enter the Atlanta's Coolest Kid Photo Contest, visit Atlanta.MomsLikeMe.com.

My Grocery Spy.com Launches to Help Atlanta Shoppers Save Up To 35% Weekly on Groceries

My Grocery Spy.com Launches to Help Atlanta Shoppers Save Up To 35% Weekly on Groceries

http://www.mygroceryspy.com/ is a new online price-sleuthing service that enables families to save more money on groceries and other supermarket items.  http://www.mygroceryspy.com/ has just launched to help Atlanta grocery shoppers instantly compare prices and make more informed decisions about where to find the Atlanta grocery savings each week.

Twice a week, http://www.mygroceryspy.com/ checks out the prices on 150 to 200 grocery products at four of the top chains in the metro area, including Publix, Kroger, WalMart and Ingles. http://www.mygrocerspy.com/ provides a price comparison chart and sorts the shopping list so the lowest prices are readily identified by store.

Families Invited to Celebrate Lunar New Year at Community Expo with Gwinnett Place and Mega Mart

Families Invited to Celebrate Lunar New Year at Community Expo with Gwinnett Place and Mega Mart

The New Year brings another fun-filled celebration full of store sales, specials, activities and surprises for everyone in the family to Gwinnett Place on February 5! Children can enjoy activities such as an entertaining balloon artist and a bouncy house in Center Court. Guests are invited to sample various international delicacies courtesy of Mega Mart and pull up a chair so the entire family can enjoy various performances and live entertainment!

Looking for even more excitement? Bring mini fashionistas to center stage for a T.View fashion show and let karate kids participate in a demonstration from the Tiger Martial Arts Center. Local businesses including XXI Century Entertainment, The Dental Practice of Erin Bang DDS PC and more will be on property for presentations and giveaways.

Finally, it would not be a Kidgits Club member event without great prices! Members will have the opportunity to spin the special prize wheel for more goodies.