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Mall of Georgia, Town Center at Cobb to host Paint the Mall Pink

Mall of Georgia, Town Center at Cobb to host Paint the Mall Pink

ATLANTA -- To celebrate women’s health and promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mall of Georgia and Town Center at Cobb are hosting their third annual Paint the Mall Pink October 2-5.

The community events are set to be filled with fun and informational activities, prize giveaways, entertainment and more – all while benefiting breast cancer research.

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* 3rd Annual Girls Night Out
Thursday, Oct. 2 -- 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Nordstrom Court
Calling all fashionistas! Grab the gals and get in on all the mini makeovers, swag bag giveaways, fun prizes and more! Guests can also enjoy live entertainment from local favorite, The Woody’s Unplugged. For more information, please visit on.fb.me/1rwcu1j.

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HoneyBaked Ham adding 10,000 holiday workers

HoneyBaked Ham adding 10,000 holiday workers

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- HoneyBaked Ham will hire 10,000 people for part-time holiday jobs.

The Atlanta-based glazed ham and turkey retailer said that’s a 600-percent total increase in its workforce across 400 stores. The company operates 21 stores in metro Atlanta.

“More than 2.5 million customers invite HoneyBaked to their important holiday gatherings during the holiday season company-wide, from Thanksgiving through the start of the new year,” said President and COO Maggie DeCan. “We’re happy to employ 10,000 people during the holidays when many need an extra income. These seasonal employees are instrumental in HoneyBaked’s ability to deliver our great products to our millions of cherished customers during our busiest season.”

ASO members hold free concerts at KSU


ATLANTA -- Members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra have found a way to perform despite stalled contract negotiations. They held free concerts at Kennesaw State University.

Months of negotiations failed to produce a contract everyone could agree upon.



Cold case unit receives federal grant

Cold case unit receives federal grant

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County Cold Case Unit has been awarded a $246,814 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

District attorney Vic Reynolds applied for the grant in May, and will use the money to test DNA evidence and put part-time investigators to work on cold cases.

Cobb County has 400 unsolved murder and sexual assault cases dating back to 1985.

"We are firmly committed to achieving justice for these victims and holding accountable the criminals who preyed on them," Reynolds said in a statement. "That's why creating this unit has been among my priorities, and we are so thankful for this grant to help us."

Reynolds' office said a case grows "cold" when the investigation has stalled for at least 12 months.

Cobb County's cold case tip line number is 770-528-3032.

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Ironman hit by car leaves wheelchair behind for 5K

Ironman hit by car leaves wheelchair behind for 5K

KENNESAW, Ga. -- "Thank you for everything you've done for us," Andrew Powell says.

He barely has room to move. Never has The Big Peach Running Company store in Kennesaw been so packed. People wait their turn to hug him, to tell him "you're an inspiration," to tell him "I can't believe it, either."

The word comeback hangs in the air, unspoken. It is a word that carries a lot of weight. It means succeeding after being close to failure. And on this night, comeback fits Powell perfectly.

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Powell says, "I'm pretty much in shock."

Unemployment up slightly in August

Unemployment up slightly in August

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate climbed again in August.

The rate was 8.0 percent, up slightly from July's 7.9 percent. It was also 7.9 percent in August 2013.

Cobb County's preliminary unemployment rate was 7.4 percent last month.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said despite the rate increase, metro Atlanta added nearly 6,000 jobs in August, mostly in government; education and health services; manufacturing; and construction. Fewer Atlanta-area residents also filed for unemployment insurance in August than in July.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest August unemployment rate at 6.4 percent. Metro Dalton's was the highest at 10.7 percent.

Fashion 2 Figure to open at Town Center at Cobb

Fashion 2 Figure to open at Town Center at Cobb

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Simon, a leading global retail real estate company, has announced the upcoming addition of Fashion 2 Figure to its wide variety of retailers at Town Center at Cobb. The women’s fashion retailer will join recently opened stores such as Book Warehouse, rue 21, Forever Flawless and College Station 2.

Scheduled to open in October, Fashion 2 Figure is the go-to destination for the ultimate full-figure fashion experience. The retailer boasts trendy clothing in sizes 12-16, jewelry and accessories all at terrific prices. With the mission to make people’s lives better through the best full-fashion shopping possible, Fashion 2 Figure delivers customers up-to-the-minute trends, runway looks and personalized styling. The 2,800-square-foot store will be located on the lower level Macy’s wing, next to Lane Bryant.