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Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

ATLANTA -- Have you ever considered starting your own home-based business? Fulton County Cooperative Extension will sponsor a free workshop on Starting a Home-Based Business on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Central Library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square, Suite 109, Atlanta.

Participants will gain valuable information to help them start and maintain a successful home-based business. Specific topics will include how to identify fraud and scams billed as business opportunities, space and time needs, identifying factors that contribute to success and much more.  

Fulton County Cooperative Extension hosts monthly classes on a variety of topics such as nutrition, financial management, diabetes and gardening. Classes are held in locations throughout the county.  Call 404-332-2400 for more information.

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.

P.F. Chang's opens at Atlanta airport

P.F. Chang's opens at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA -- P.F. Chang's will open its first airport location at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this week.

The 5,000 square-foot restaurant will open Tuesday on the upper level of Concourse A.

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It will open at 6:30 a.m. daily, and will be the only P.F. Chang's to serve breakfast. Early morning offerings include breakfast fried rice, bacon and eggs, and a Granny Smith apple smoothie.

Delta adds Seattle-London route

ATLANTA -- The land of coffee is getting a new Delta hook-up with the land of tea.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday new daily nonstop service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to London Heathrow Airport beginning Mar. 29, 2014. Tickets go on sale July 27.

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The route comes with the expectation Delta will get antitrust immunity later this year for its joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways.

"Our international expansion in Seattle is possible because of our partnerships with Alaska Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Air France-KLM," said Glen Hauenstein, Delta executive vice president of marketing, network planning and revenue management.

World's first airport IHOP to land in Atlanta

World's first airport IHOP to land in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Pancakes will soon be stacked like jets at the world's busiest airport.

California-based International House of Pancakes LLC, commonly called IHOP, plans to open its first airport location at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Slated to open Sept. 10, the new restaurant will take about 3,000 square feet in the airport's main atrium. It will be an IHOP Express, one of the company's newer concepts that caters to guests on the go, and will be open 24 hours a day.

Local nonprofits gain grant to help domestic violence victims in Georgia

Local nonprofits gain grant to help domestic violence victims in Georgia

ATLANTA -- The Judicial Council of Georgia Domestic Violence Committee awarded a grant on Friday that will go towards the work of nine nonprofit organizations in and near Atlanta. 

The grant of almost $1.6 million will help bring legal services to around 4,500 people with low income around Georgia who have suffered from domestic violence and are working to bounce back. A spokeswoman for the Judicial Council reported that the funds are given each year to develop domestic violence training and legal services for victims.

According to the spokeswoman, not included are divorces, deportations and other matters which are not related with the victim's safety, along with economic security. 

Chick-fil-A reopens at Atlanta airport

Chick-fil-A reopens at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA -- A new Chick-fil-A will open Monday on Concourse C at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The restaurant, which is located at Gate 21, will bring approximately 65 jobs to the airport.

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The airport Chick-fil-A used to be on Concourse A. That location closed last year to move to Concourse C.

"We are thrilled to once again partner with (concessionaire) HMSHost to bring Chick-fil-A to the passengers and staff at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport," Chick-fil-A president and COO Dan Cathy said in a statement. "We look forward to serving travelers and employees at our new Concourse C restaurant."