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Newt and Callista Gingrich to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

Newt and Callista Gingrich to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe is pleased to welcome Callista and Newt Gingrich on Friday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

"We're excited!" FoxTale co-owner Ellen Ward said. "Let's give them a hometown welcome that will keep them coming back!"

Callista's newest children's book, Yankee Doodle Dandy educates and entertains as Ellis the Elephant experiences the American Revolution. With beautiful illustrations and charming rhymes, Yankee Doodle Dandy is a must read for young and old alike who want to know how America became a free and independent nation.

"FoxTale will also have Sweet Land of Liberty and Land of the Pilgrims' Pride available for purchase and signing," Ward said.

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

ATLANTA -- The wave of couponers' cries heard in the Midwest and Texas has finally hit the Southeast!

For years, we have enjoyed the everyday doubling of coupons $0.50 and less. We got FREE items because of this great policy and it made handling an almost impossible budget easier for us couponers and savvy shoppers.

While I am not saying that this will hurt us (I will be posting some other things Kroger is doing), it does have me wondering -- in this competitive Atlanta market, where we use more coupons per capita then ANYWHERE in the US -- how will this fare? Will Publix jump on the bandwagon?

The end of double coupons becomes effective September 21, 2013. For this couponer, I will be having to double check my shopping list with this new rule. It's not fun, but a lot of new things are coming from Kroger, and I think this is why the program of double couponing is ending.

Kennesaw man celebrates $185K Fantasy 5 prize

Kennesaw man celebrates $185K Fantasy 5 prize

ATLANTA – Ricky Peffer of Kennesaw is celebrating a jackpot win playing Fantasy 5.

Peffer, 50, matched all five numbers from the Aug. 13 drawing, winning the $185,357 prize.

Chevron Food Mart, 1727 Mars Hill Road NW in Acworth, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket.

The restaurant operator consultant watched the televised drawing.

“Five minutes later, I went and looked at the ticket,” Peffer said. “I was excited. I couldn’t sleep.”

Feeling good about his lottery win, the lucky winner and his wife, Cynthia, intend to pay off bills.

Winning numbers from the Aug. 13 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 1-3-5-13-23.

Bunny photo experience to delight families at Easter

Bunny photo experience to delight families at Easter

ATLANTASimon Property Group, Inc., the world’s leading retail real estate company, is hosting its annual Easter celebration festivities at Town Center at Cobb, Mall of Georgia, and Northlake Mall, offering families the chance to participate in both traditional and unique seasonal events.

 Atlanta-area children and parents are encouraged to “hop” to it this Easter season as the holiday arrives early on Sunday, March 31. The Bunny Photo Experience begins February 27 at Town Center at Cobb, March 9 at Mall of Georgia and March 16 at Northlake Mall.  The Bunny Photo Experience will run through March 30 at all three malls. Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the fun occasion.

New store coming soon to Town Center at Cobb

New store coming soon to Town Center at Cobb

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Town Center at Cobb shoppers will soon have even more options when visiting the Kennesaw retail center. Mall management today announced plans for major renovations at popular retailers Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret, both set to debut their brand’s latest prototype stores at Town Center at Cobb later this year. Bachrach and Victoria’s Secret PINK will also open in the Kennesaw mall, and Select Comfort is relocating to a larger storefront. This news comes as the recently announced Fiore Boutique has recently opened and p.s. from Aeropostale will soon open.

Simon malls spread holiday cheer with shopper rewards

Simon malls spread holiday cheer with shopper rewards

ATLANTA -- The mission at Atlanta-area Simon Property Group malls this holiday season is to recognize and reward the loyal shoppers who have made Lenox Square, Northlake Mall, Mall of Georgia, Phipps Plaza and Town Center at Cobb their retail destination of choice.

Lenox Square, Northlake Mall, Mall of Georgia, Phipps Plaza and Town Center at Cobb are owned by Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), the world’s leading retail real estate company.

“We’re building on that excitement this holiday season with our recently launched Simon Secret Santa program,” said Shelly Weidner, Director of Mall Marketing and Business Development for Town Center at Cobb. “Shoppers should be on the lookout for mall management staff distributing “surprise and delights” to unsuspecting customers. Running throughout the holiday season, this program is designed to acknowledge and thank our shoppers and add a personal touch to shopping at their favorite mall.”

RaceTrac hiring for Free Coffee Week

RaceTrac hiring for Free Coffee Week

ATLANTA -- RaceTrac is hiring more than 100 temporary employees for the holidays.

The Cobb County-based chain of gas stations will hire two extra people at 66 Georgia locations to help promote Free Coffee Week.

Employees will hold signs from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Dec. 17-21. Sign holders must be at least 18 years old and clean cut.

Anyone interested in applying for one of the positions is asked to reach out to Jason Brown at 404-604-2612 or jbrown@hopebeckham.com. Public relations firm Hope Beckham will also hold a RaceTrac job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at its office at 17 Executive Park Drive in North Druid Hills.