Saturday, May 18, 2013
Hotels with a history of smoking have the lingering effects of tobacco smoke pollution, even in non-smoking areas, says a study published Tuesday.
- GOING GREEN
less than an hour ago
Firsthand smoke is the direct inhalation of smoke from burning tobacco encased in cigarettes, pipes and cigars. The environmental tobacco smoke that is inhaled involuntarily or passively by someone who is not smoking is secondhand smoke. Did you know there is a thirdhand? It's the gases and small particles in cigarette smoke that are deposited on every surface in which they come in contact — the Mayo Clinic says thirdhand smoke is a relatively new concept, and researchers are still studying its possible dangers. CBS News reports such a study has shown that hotels with a history of smoking still have the lingering effects of tobacco smoke pollution, even in non-smoking areas. The study, published Monday, May 13, in the journal Tobacco …
Woman also informed officer she wouldn't pass field sobriety tests.
- POLICE & FIRE
4 hours ago
A Gainesville woman's birthday celebration ended on a decidedly sour note after she pulled over in a Dacula subdivision to sober up before driving home. Police were called to the Mill Creek Station subdivision on May 12 after a resident reported a suspicious vehicle. The officer found Mary Hamilton, 26, of Gainesville, "trying to sleep" in the car. When asked what she was doing in the neighborhood, Hamilton reportedly said it was her birthday and she'd had a lot to drink. The woman said she had been left at the location by some friends so that she would not have to drive home. "I asked what she had been drinking and she said everything," the officer wrote in the arrest report. The officer asked Hamilton again how she came to be in the …
One critic calls the film "reverential" and "faithful," while another says the choice to go with the original mythology hinders.
"Star Trek Into Darkness" is playing at Regal Hamilton Mill Stadium 14. The movie is showing in 3D at 9:30, 1:00, 4:10, 6:15, 7:15, 9:30, 10:25 and 12:30. Regular showings are at 10:30, 12:15, 1:45, 3:30, 4:45, 6:45, 7:45, 10:45 and 11:45. The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Seven companies submitted bids.
An Atlanta-based engineering and planning services firm has been awarded a $20,700 contract to assist with the City of Dacula's comprehensive plan update. Robert and Company was one of seven companies that bid on that project. Bids ranged from $19,000 to $120,400. Companies were scored based on related experience; qualifications and project management; project understanding and approach; and price. Robert and Company's score of 93 was the highest. The company that submitted the lowest-priced bid of $19,000 scored an 80. The Dacula City Council awarded the contract to Robert and Company during a called meeting on Wednesday, May 15. In order to maintain qualified local government status and retain eligibility for certain grants, the city is…
Gwinnett Medical Center will randomly select a winner from photos posted to its Facebook page.
An area medical facility wants to help Dacula residents celebrate their graduates. Gwinnett Medical Center issued a call for photos on its Facebook page Wednesday and plans to give away front row tickets to the Gwinnett Braves game May 25, along with free dinner, to a winner chosen at random. To enter, simply post a photo to GMC's Facebook wall and include what quality you like most about your graduate. You can also celebrate your graduate by posting a free graduation announcement on Dacula Patch. Click here to find out how. You might also be interested in reading: Don’t miss any Dacula news. Subscribe to Dacula Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Jonathan Leonard Martin reportedly also led troopers on a high speed chase and was wanted out of Barrow County for a probation violation.
A Winder man wanted by multiple agencies is now in custody. On May 15, On May 15, the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit located and arrested Jonathan Leonard Martin who was wanted out of Barrow and Gwinnett County. According to a press release from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office, Martin, of 410 Foxdale Road in Winder, was wanted out of Barrow County for a probation violation. In addition to the Barrow warrant, Martin had 15 outstanding warrants against him stemming from a May 4 incident involving the Georgia State Patrol. Martin allegedly led troopers on a high speed chase after they attempted to stop him for a traffic violation. Martin subsequently crashed his vehicle and fled on foot. Martin was also wanted in Gwinnett…
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Buycott, a free app, helps consumers avoid buying from companies they don't want to support.
Want to purchase only vegan or cruelty-free products? Want to avoid buying products that put money in the pockets of right-wing billionaires the Koch brothers? There's an app for that. Buycott, Forbes reports, is a free app available for download on iPhone or Android devices — the app allows you to scan the barcode on any product and trace its ownership to the very top corporate parent company. Then you can decide whether it's a product you want to purchase. You can also join user-created "campaigns" to boycott business practices you don't want to support, such as animal testing, or to support businesses that give money to causes you do, such as marriage equality. A Trending campaigns as of Tuesday, March 14, included the following: …