Finding a certified, experienced locksmith is no easy task. Sure, dozens of companies out there will dispatch an indifferent "technician" that offers "quick" solutions when you lose your keys. But when it comes to protecting your home and your business, cheap locks and part-time contractors just won't cut it. Arrowhead Lock & Safe stands out as the most trusted name in security solutions and products in Georgia in an industry known for poor service and mediocre locksmiths.
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Though home appraisers may disagree, the value of your home isn't defined by the four walls and roofs that cover a property. The real value of your home lies within those walls where your family eats, sleeps, and plays. When it comes to the safety of your family and the security of your valuables, having quality locks installed on your home is paramount. When your home has lackluster locks and minimal protection, the things that you hold closest to your heart are at risk.
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If you are a business owner in Georgia, you have the weighty responsibility of protecting your patrons and securing your businesses' assets. The most common way for entrepreneurs to keep their business safe is by having a commercial locksmith in Mountain Park install quality, reliable locks on every entry point of your storefront. But, unfortunately, many business owners take the least amount of effort necessary when it comes to protecting their business.
Whether you own several franchise locations or have a single storefront, it only takes one break-in to make you realize the importance of installing high-quality locks for your commercial property. Sadly, at that point, it's too late - your ability to provide for your family and pay your bills has been compromised. For that reason alone, it's always better to be proactive about your businesses' security rather than reactive.
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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) grading system was developed years ago to standardize a testing procedure to measure the durability and strength of a door lock. This grading system applies to both residential and commercial door locks. Composed of three different grades, the ANSI grading system gives homeowners and business owners a good idea of lock quality and reliability. ANSI examines six different qualities to determine a lock's grade:
These locks offer the highest level of security and are most often used by institutions like hospitals, schools, and even museums. These locks also have the highest life expectancy, though they can be much more complex and require an expert residential or commercial locksmith in cityname to install. In today's day and age, many more homeowners are opting for Grade 1 locks (like electronic locks) for the most peace of mind. This classification of lock must hold up against 800,000 cycles, six door strikes and a 360-pound weight test.
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SPLC wants Stone Mountain Park to revoke permit for this weekend’s Confederate rally The SMMA said that, legally, it cannot deny the permit to any organization so long as there is no violence involved.STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — A prominent civil rights group is calling on Stone Mountain State Park to cancel plans for a Confederate Memorial Day rally.The permit for the event in 2021 was denied because of the coronavirus pandemic. The park told Channel 2′s Richard Elliot they legally cannot revoke this year&rs...
SPLC wants Stone Mountain Park to revoke permit for this weekend’s Confederate rally The SMMA said that, legally, it cannot deny the permit to any organization so long as there is no violence involved.
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — A prominent civil rights group is calling on Stone Mountain State Park to cancel plans for a Confederate Memorial Day rally.
The permit for the event in 2021 was denied because of the coronavirus pandemic. The park told Channel 2′s Richard Elliot they legally cannot revoke this year’s permit.
Under Georgia law, Stone Mountain is an official Confederate memorial site. That legal status is why the Sons of Confederate Veterans applied for and got a permit to rally there on Saturday.
Now the Southern Poverty Law Center wants that permit revoked.
Michael and Sara Johnson of Duluth do not like the fact that the Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold a rally at the park this weekend on what used to be Confederate Memorial Day.
“Do I personally think it’s OK? Far from it,” Michael Johnson said.
It would not be the first pro-Confederate rally held at Stone Mountain Park. The state of Georgia officially declared it a Confederate memorial site years ago.
“Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but it’s a little touchy, and a lot of people would like to see that change happen. I’m one of them,” said Sara Johnson.
The Southern Poverty Law Center demanded Monday that the permit for this year’s rally be revoked.
“We don’t want to see Stone Mountain used for hateful purposes. There is still time for the (Stone Mountain Memorial Association) to change its mind,” the SPLC said in a statement.
But the SMMA said that, legally, it cannot deny the permit to any organization so long as there is no violence involved.
On Wednesday, Elliot contacted the association’s CEO, who said, “This is a free speech event covered by the First Amendment. We will continue to follow state law as well as honor the First Amendment rights of all Georgians.
“Unless law enforcement intelligence issues us a warning of potential violence or a clear and present danger, then we will err toward maintaining an open and welcoming environment.”
Linda Koroma drove up from Fairburn to visit the mountain on Wednesday.
She believes the Sons of Confederate Veterans should keep its permit because, she said, everyone has a right to free speech.
“They can express their opinion and show up and express their opinion in a respectful way and not get violent on somebody else because they hold a different opinion,” Koroma said.
Elliot attempted to contact the Sons of Confederate Veterans for a comment, but so far, he has not heard back.
There is word of some protests planned against Saturday’s rally. But so far, the park told Elliot, none of those groups have filed for a permit of their own.
DeKalb CEO says closing Stone Mountain Park ahead of violent protests put more people in danger Michael Thurmond said the decision put more people in danger, but the head of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association said it was the right thing to do.
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Explosions, gunfire all night on movie set keeping Stone Mountain neighbors awake Neighbors say they received a notice saying filming would take place all night, every weekday for weeks.STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Neighbors in Stone Mountain aren’t happy after they say explosions and gunfire on a nearby movie set are keeping them up all night long.Some of them told Channel 2 anchor Justin Wilfon that they were scared by all the noise until they learned it wasn’t real.“You could hear this big loud...
Explosions, gunfire all night on movie set keeping Stone Mountain neighbors awake Neighbors say they received a notice saying filming would take place all night, every weekday for weeks.
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Neighbors in Stone Mountain aren’t happy after they say explosions and gunfire on a nearby movie set are keeping them up all night long.
Some of them told Channel 2 anchor Justin Wilfon that they were scared by all the noise until they learned it wasn’t real.
“You could hear this big loud boom! And then pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. Honestly, it really did sound like you were kind of in a battlefield,” neighbor Dan Bulger said.
Bulger said that after a sleepless night earlier this week, finally learned that all the commotion was part of a movie being filmed at Stone Mountain Park under the name “Road Trip.”
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“Yeah, I never received a notice. That would have been a courteous thing to do,” Bulger said.
A few other neighbors told Wilfon they did receive a notice telling them that filming featuring simulated gunfire will continue every weeknight through May 20 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Neighbors say they’ve had enough.
Wilfon reached out to Stone Mountain Park. A spokesperson released a statement to him that read, in part, “we sincerely apologize for the disturbance it has caused. This issue has been discussed with the production company, and we expect that all local regulations will be followed.”
One of those regulations is an 11 p.m. noise ordinance. The park says they are expecting the production company to follow that ordinance and prevent more restless nights.
“11 p.m.? Oh, that’s generous. At least it beats the all night they were doing before,” said Bulger.
The park told Wilfon that even though the production company’s flier said loud noises would continue through May 20, they have agreed to let producers film until June 7.
Channel 2 has reached out to the filmmakers for comment, but has not heard back.
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Lisa Strumpf-Ludwig is a health care worker who desperately needs a kidney.She's also a long-time listener who has heard us make pleas for others with some success and is hoping she can join the list.We spoke on Facebook messenger."The reason I need a kidney is that I've been a diabetic since I was sixteen years old and the years have taken a toll on my kidneys. I started dialysis a week ago"She's on the transplant list for she tells me that could take a long time....
Lisa Strumpf-Ludwig is a health care worker who desperately needs a kidney.
She's also a long-time listener who has heard us make pleas for others with some success and is hoping she can join the list.
We spoke on Facebook messenger.
"The reason I need a kidney is that I've been a diabetic since I was sixteen years old and the years have taken a toll on my kidneys. I started dialysis a week ago"
She's on the transplant list for she tells me that could take a long time.
" I have been the active on the transplant list for three months now. My boys were tested and not a match for me and I have no siblings. So it's either wait for a deceased donor, which I'm told can take up to six years, or find a living donor. I like to think that there are still good people out there that may be willing to help a stranger out."
Lisa lives just across the river in Langhorn, Pennsylvania. She works for Jefferson Health in Philadelphia as a registered nurse in the operating room.
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Lisa has been listening to me as far back as my WPST days. We kind of grew up together and she's dedicated her whole life to helping people. How great it would be if someone reading this could actually help her.
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It sounds unbelievable: Tucked into a valley just a mile from Ga. 92 sits a city of 583 people who live within walking distance of two lakes and no commercial properties.It is a state-designated wildlife refuge in North Fulton where you park by the wooden rocking chairs outside City Hall, and not five minutes later can bump into the Mayor Pro-Tem walking his dog named Mosby.The city’s biggest problem used to be beavers gnawing down too many trees by the lakes (they hired a professional trapper to solve that one).Bu...
It sounds unbelievable: Tucked into a valley just a mile from Ga. 92 sits a city of 583 people who live within walking distance of two lakes and no commercial properties.
It is a state-designated wildlife refuge in North Fulton where you park by the wooden rocking chairs outside City Hall, and not five minutes later can bump into the Mayor Pro-Tem walking his dog named Mosby.
The city’s biggest problem used to be beavers gnawing down too many trees by the lakes (they hired a professional trapper to solve that one).
But today, there’s new trouble in paradise.
Some in the city of Mountain Park are curious about how to dissolve the city’s charter — in essence, an anti-cityhood movement a few years short of its centennial.
When asked about Mountain Park’s prospects, House Speaker Pro-Tempore Jan Jones said: “I think long-term it will be difficult for them to remain an incorporated city.”
Mayor Jim Still said it’s not uncommon for people to get frustrated and talk about disbanding the city. It happened as recently as 2010, when folks were worried that litigation over the two lakes would bankrupt city coffers.
What’s different now, Still said, is that familiar irritation has turned into actual exploration.
Mosby’s owner and Mayor Pro-Tempore Mark Murphy wants to study the consequences of dissolution. This comes after a fight over public safety and how to pay for it with a tax base that includes zero commercial properties.
The nearby city of Roswell has provided policing along with emergency services to the small burg since 1998.
Roswell earlier this year increased its bill for services by 484%, so Mountain Park residents would pay the same as actual Roswell taxpayers.
At one point, Roswell council members were afraid Mountain Park would respond by forcibly annexing itself into the larger city. That move would have saddled Roswell’s taxpayers with possibly tens of millions of dollars in debt and infrastructure costs.
The two cities went back and forth for months — until this week, when it was agreed that Roswell would provide fire and 911 services. The smaller city is still negotiating with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office to provide policing.
But the existential crisis for Mountain Park residents continues: Is this city viable? Are residents OK with the level of services? Is paradise worth all this trouble?
“We’ve been able to adapt for many years to the ever-changing circumstances,” Still said.
A DIY spirit
Mountain Park has never been normal.
When the city was formed in 1927, it became the only locality in Georgia to receive a charter without a legal resident.
Sculpted from about 250 acres of woods, Mountain Park became a spot for rich folks to beat the heat lakeside on the weekends.
There was no running water — residents shared a community well. Used to be, the only news that that came out of Mountain Park was people on the shore laughing at a man who lost his bathing suit while water skiing.
Twenty years after incorporation, there were maybe 12 year-round residents and 241 registered voters. Nearly three-quarters of those voters were actually from Atlanta, with the rest from all over: Chicago, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania or Tennessee.
Anyone with 50-foot frontage in Mountain Park used to be able to vote until a Supreme Court decision around 1960 determined that voters must actually reside in the city.
And the city has always had a DIY spirit.
In 1952, about 15 members of the Lorelie Ladies’ Club of Atlanta decided to build a cement block cabin. “No husbands were brought into this endeavor,” one club member told The Atlanta Constitution.
Politics in “The Park” have long been along the fault line of old-timers versus newcomers. Residents started predicting that all the growth in metro Atlanta would spell doom for their quiet wooded hamlet 35 years ago.
The current conversation of folding into Roswell is reminiscent of the brief idea from 1989 of consolidating the county’s northern area into the city North Fulton. This talk came out of the eventually successful Sandy Springs cityhood movement.
The quest for cityhood is usually mostly driven by residents wanting better services.
Roswell Mayor Lori Henry said Still approached her soon after she was elected and said Mountain Park was thinking about getting rid of its volunteer fire department, so he was curious if Roswell wanted to buy their gear and station.
She looked into the current arrangement and found that Mountain Park residents were paying less for Roswell services than actual Roswell taxpayers. So she asked for an amount based on the number of residents in the small city as opposed to the previous rate.
That change in the math meant Mountain Park would pay $374 per resident or more than $200,000 annually — a salty increase from its previous $64 per resident.
Mountain Park’s entire budget bobs around half a million dollars. That’s small enough to do their budgeting in QuickBooks.
“I don’t think they were even anticipating what the cost of public service actually is,” Henry said.
All this annexation and taxation talk has animated eleven people to run for the three of the open at-large council seats.
One of the current candidates is Bill Kolbrener. He said the 8.0 millage rate the city council approved Wednesday was “a bone with no meat and very little marrow” to appease him and others who wanted an even lower rate.
Kolbrener has spent $150 on signs for his roadside home that advocate for responsible government spending.
“Until we know what we’re going to be as a city … let’s go in survival mode,” he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The St. Louis native moved from Roswell to Mountain Park three years ago because “it’s truly heaven in the middle of an urban sprawl.” But he’s interested in whether they can keep it that way while reducing taxes.
Councilwoman Linda Dorough Dixon said keeping the charter will be her main campaign issue ahead of her November re-election bid.
Dixon said the charter is sacred.
“I think the city is absolutely in the best shape it’s ever been,” said the Rome native, who pined for her mountain life after raising children in Sandy Springs.
But whether Mountain Park is its own city or part of Roswell, the two will never be fully separate, Jones said.
“They go to church together, their kids go to school together, play on the same sports teams,” she said.
Jones, who represents both cities, would likely be the legislator to handle the dissolution.
“If the Mountain Park City Council chooses to dissolve the city charter, I have committed to both cities that I’ll work with them toward a smooth and fair integration into Roswell,” she said.
It isn’t easy to do, just ask the city of Rest Haven. The town of about 22 residents in Gwinnett County that has been trying to end itself nearly two decades.
Still said some people who move to Mountain Park from elsewhere have misconceptions about what level of services to expect from a former summer resort town.
“There’s a choice, you either pay more or you do more,” he said.