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Atlanta-Area Simon Kidgits Clubs Host Super-Duper Mini Chefs Events this Summer

Atlanta-Area Simon Kidgits Clubs Host Super-Duper Mini Chefs Events this Summer

Families can have fun with food, learn to play a riveting new action puzzle game from Nickelodeon and give back to their community during a special event at Gwinnett Place, Mallof Georgia and Cobb Town Center this summer.

Pint-sized food lovers and even the pickiest eaters will have a blast getting crafty with cuisine as Super-Duper Mini Chefs makes its annual appearance at Gwinnett Place, Mall of Georgia and Town Center at Cobb. Hosted by the popular Simon Kidgits Club® and sponsored by Nickelodeon, participating kids will actually be encouraged to play with their food!

Johnston Elementary Teacher Wins Monthly Pizza Party

Johnston Elementary Teacher Wins Monthly Pizza Party

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Ms. Polly Hines, a kindergarten teacher at Johnston Elementary School, is retiring on a natural pizza high.  Ms. Hines's kindergarten class didn't win a free pizza party just once or twice, but every single month during the school year!  Ms. Hines retired at the end of this school year after many years of service to the students in Cherokee County. Stevi B's presented Ms. Hines with a card for Free Pizza for a Year as a special thank you and retirement gift. 

Dept. of Labor launches system to improve unemployment insurance

Dept. of Labor launches system to improve unemployment insurance

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor recently rolled out a new electronic system designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs of operating the state's unemployment insurance program.

Georgia is one of 10 states to adopt the State Information Data Exchange (SIDES) E-response. It allows employers to respond promptly to the Department of Labor when a former worker files an unemployment claim, according to state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

"This new online capability is part of our continuing effort to make the Georgia Department of Labor more user-friendly and technologically up-to-date," Butler said in a statement. "This will significantly speed communications between the labor department and employers. At the same time, it will help prevent some overpayments to people who might not be eligible for benefits, saving us from having to go back and try to collect money from ineligible applicants."

KENNESAW | Tire company to move to Cobb

KENNESAW | Tire company to move to Cobb

ROME, Ga. -- A tire distributor that has operated in Rome for two decades is moving to a larger facility in Kennesaw.

American Tire Distributors reportedly plans to move to the new 100,000-square-foot facility this summer. Ron Sinclair, senior vice president for marketing, said the move is expected to take place in early August.

Officials say all of the employees have been offered the opportunity to stay on with the company after the move.

American Tire Distributors is a wholesaler of tire products to retailers across the region. The company moved more than 200,000 tires to retailers from as far away as Dunlap, Tenn. to Anniston, Ala. from the Rome distribution center last year.

Delay in Sunday sales worries Cobb retailers

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Retailers in unincorporated Cobb County are worried about losing profits if Sunday alcohol sales are delayed. The county's Sunday alcohol sales vote, which would have allowed sales of alcohol on June 1, 2012, is being challenged.

Liquor stores like Sherlocks near Marietta feel like they're being caught in a political scrum. While other cities and counties around them are ringing up sales on Sundays, they're still waiting to start, and they may have to wait longer than planned.

Sherlock's store manager David Reed said they're already being hurt on normally busy sales days. "Saturdays have become a little soft because there's no longer a sense of urgency to shop on a Saturday because the public thinks that everyone is open on Sunday already," he said.

New jobs coming to Cobb

New jobs coming to Cobb

Cobb County - PointClear Solutions, Inc., an innovative health-care technology user experience company, joined Cobb County and Cobb Chamber economic development officials to announce the opening of a Cobb County location at 1775 The Exchange in Marietta.

Based in Huntsville, Ala., PointClear Solutions has offices in Nashville, Tenn., Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta. The Cobb County location brings 10 high-wage jobs over the next two months and up to 75 over the next three years.

“PointClear Solutions is excited to open an office in Atlanta as our business has grown substantially here over the past 18 months and we continue to sign new business,” said David Karabinos, CEO of PointClear Solutions. “We now have a critical mass of clients and employees here and feel that it is time to establish operations here.

UHY’s David Barton to Share Knowledge on Service Organization Audits February 14

UHY’s David Barton to Share Knowledge on Service Organization Audits February 14

Webinar will focus on data center audit standards and assessments

David Barton will address professional service organizations and their customers and lead a discussion on data center audit standards and assessments during a webinar Tuesday, February 14th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.