Author: Reporter Newspapers

Head for the Hills: Diving into adventure at Kraken Springs Scuba

Want to learn to scuba dive, but don’t want to drive to the coast? Drive just 45 minutes north of the city and you’ll find plenty of underwater adventure at Kraken Springs Scuba and Watersports Park. Kraken Springs is just off I-75 in White, Ga., actually the same exit as two other popular attractions, Tellus Science Museum and Old Car City. The former quarry is constantly replenished by underground water, while limestone acts as a natural filter and fosters an abundance of freshwater fish. Back in the 1950’s, the quarry excavated stone that built the Allatoona Dam, but when...

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Head for the Hills: Unwind in the North Georgia Hills

More than a few Atlantans have found the perfect place to get recharged and refreshed — the north Georgia and Blue Ridge mountains. They enjoy cool temperatures, breathtaking natural landscapes and a relaxed lifestyle. The mountains also offer friendly mountain communities and opportunities for activities like golf, fishing, boating and hiking. “Our guests say that when they head here and first see the mountains in the distance, the stress just melts away and they feel lighter,” said Joan Chambers of Pinnacle Cabin Rentals. “Take a ride down any country road, roll down the windows, smell that sweet country air...

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Dunwoody Police blotter, July 22-29

From Dunwoody Police reports dated July 22 through July 29. The following information was pulled from Dunwoody’s Police-2- Citizen website. Larceny/Shoplifting/Theft 4400 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On July 22, in the evening, a larceny incident was reported. 6600 block of Peachtree Industrial Road — On July 23, in the early morning, a robbery was reported. 4400 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On July 23, in the afternoon, a man was arrested and accused of shoplifting. 4500 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On July 23, in the afternoon, a man was arrested and accused of shoplifting. 4500 block of...

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Brookhaven Police blotter, July 22-29

From Brookhaven Police reports dated July 22 through July 29. The following information was pulled from Brookhaven’s Police-2-Citizen website. Theft and Burglary 100 block of Executive Park Drive — On July 22, at noon, items were reported missing from a car. 3300 block of Buford Highway — On July 22, in the evening, a shoplifting incident occurred. 100 block of Executive Park Drive — On July 22, in the evening, a theft by taking auto was reported. 3100 block of Buford Highway — On July 23, in the early morning, a robbery at a residence involving a gun was...

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Buckhead police blotter, July 5-26

The following information, involving events that took place in Buckhead July 5 through July 26, was provided to the Buckhead Reporter by the Zone 2 precinct of the Atlanta Police Department from its open data records. Aggravated Assault 2800 block of Browntown Road — July 5 Buford Highway Connector — July 6 1800 block of Woodcliffe Terrace — July 6 700 block of Sidney Marcus Boulevard — July 7 2000 block of Cheshire Bridge — July 7 1200 block of Defoor Village Court — July 11 400 block of Bishop Street — July 15 1700 block of Marietta Road...

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