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Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is offering parents a tax holiday on back-to-school goods for the first time since 2009.

The state will temporarily suspend its collection of the sales tax on Aug. 10-11 for general school supplies, some clothing and computers and computer accessories.

Northlake Mall introduces Simon Kidgits Club to Atlanta's smallest shoppers

Northlake Mall introduces Simon Kidgits Club to Atlanta's smallest shoppers

ATLANTA -- Northlake Mall shoppers now have a great new way of connecting kids to their community in fun and educational ways with the launch of the property’s Simon Kidgits Club on July 28. Simon Kidgits Club is a membership club that opens up a world of fun and discovery for children ages 2-10.  Northlake Mall is now part of a network of more than 100 Simon malls nationwide that have launched the Simon Kidgits Club program as a way of creating fun and educational experiences at the mall that children and their parents can enjoy together.

To launch the new club and introduce the fun of Simon Kidgits to neighbors and their families, Northlake Mall is hosting a Kidgits Launch Party on July 28 from 2-4 p.m. in Center Court. Join for an afternoon of fun including face painting, cupcake decorating, crafts, game and lots of prizes!

MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

By Janice Howell, vice president, MODA Floors & Interiors, www.ModaFloorsandInteriors.com

Area rugs need the same attention and consistent maintenance as your carpeting, ceramic tile or hardwood flooring. Knowing what’s expected of you regarding their upkeep can be a determining factor in the type of rugs you purchase.

Although a handmade rug is a work of art, it’s made to be walked on. So are all machine-made rugs. With usage, as the top layers of pile break, (in most cases wool), the pile looks shinier and smoother, and with light exposure the colors look more harmonious.

Here are a few steps to make sure that your area rug ages gracefully, naturally and beautifully.

$1.00 Off McDonalds Cherry Berry Chiller equals FREE in some areas


Here is a awesome coupon $1.00/1 coupon this is a great snack while you are on the go.   Now in some areas there is still the $1.00 price, meaning a FREE ONE !!! This is McDonald's new flavor and it's pretty good, I must say. Not sure how long McDonalds is going ot have this to printout, so print it out TODAY. 

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Pike Nurseries, Concentrics Restaurants host garden-to-table event

Pike Nurseries, Concentrics Restaurants host garden-to-table event

ATLANTA -- If you're planning to plant a summer garden, Pike Nurseries is hosting the perfect event to learn all about growing fresh vegetables and herbs.

The Georgia-based chain of nurseries has teamed up with Concentrics Restaurants for a Garden-to-Table Chef Event. Expert gardeners and at-home chefs will teach Pike customers how to use their home-grown crops in custom recipes. There will also be cooking demonstrations.

The garden-to-table event is free to attend. Seminars and demonstrations will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at all 14 metro Atlanta Pike locations.

3602 Cobb Parkway

2955 Holcomb Bridge Road

Chastain (4020 Roswell Road)
Lindbergh (2410 Camellia Lane NE)
Toco Hills (2101 LaVista Road)

6050 Bethelview Road

Johns Creek
5795 State Bridge Road

More Passover items available at Kroger

More Passover items available at Kroger

ATLANTA -- Five Atlanta-area Kroger stores are expanding their selection of kosher products to help customers prepare for Passover.

The additional items include sugar, milk, soda, gluten-free cake mixes and Matzo.

"Passover is a time for the Jewish community to celebrate our heritage and reflect on the hardships the Jewish community has overcome," Moshe Sapir, lead kosher supervisor at the Fountain Oaks Kroger on Roswell Road, said in a statement. "I'm grateful to be part of a company that supports our community and holidays."

The participating Kroger stores include:

Chastain (Fountain Oaks)
4920 Roswell Road

2090 Dunwoody Club Drive

East Cobb
4880 Lower Roswell Road

North Druid Hills
2205 Lavista Road

Sandy Springs
227 Sandy Springs Place

What would you do with $500M?

What would you do with $500M?

ATLANTA -- We're still reeling over the Georgia Lottery's announcement that Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record $500 million.

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And it got us thinking -- what would you do with the money if you won? Half a billion dollars is almost unfathomable -- do you know what you'd do with all that money?