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Marble Slab, MaggieMoo's merge

Marble Slab, MaggieMoo's merge

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery will join forces as a single brand to become the second largest super-premium ice cream concept in the United States.

Norcross-based GFG Management LLC, which owns the two chains, said the new concept will take the Marble Slab Creamery name and will include elements of both Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo's including both brands' most popular flavors and ice cream products such as MaggieMoo's MaggieMia's Ice Cream Pizza and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream Cupcakes.

Marble Slab Creameries will begin remodeling to a new brand design that includes a more playful, contemporary environment the companies said.

Hundreds hiring Thursday as Ga. jobless rate rises

Hundreds hiring Thursday as Ga. jobless rate rises

ATLANTA -- Thousands of jobseekers descended on the campus of Atlanta Metropolitan College on Atlanta's south side to attend a day-long job fair hosted by U.S. Representatives John Lewis and Hank Johnson.

Coca-Cola, Comcast and Gwinnett County Schools were among nearly 100 companies looking to hire at the fair at the fair, which ended at 5 p.m.

Traffic for the Congressional Black Caucus job fair stretched for blocks around the campus, and fire/rescue officials said at least eight people suffered from heat-related illnesses while waiting in line. 

People were not permitted to enter the campus for the job fair after about 2:30 p.m., according to the Atlanta Fire Department's Jolyon Bundridge.

Workshop will highlight how to effectively do business with county

Workshop will highlight how to effectively do business with county

Cobb County --  People interested in learning how to conduct business with Cobb County are invited to a workshop 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Representatives from companies that provide goods and services such as: computer hardware and software, public safety, tools and hardware, electrical repair and supplies, plumbing, audio/visual equipment, furniture, chemicals, janitorial supplies and custom printing are welcome.

The meeting will be hosted by Cobb County Purchasing Department and held in the Cobb Safety Village, 1220 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta.

To RSVP for this free event, contact Inger Eberhart at 770-528-3317 or inger.eberhart@cobbcounty.org.

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Droughts signals bad news for peanut butter lovers

Droughts signals bad news for peanut butter lovers

ATLANTA -- It's been 30 years since so few acres of peanuts were planted in Georgia.

The shortage and ongoing drought are bringing higher prices for peanuts and their favorite cousin -- peanut butter.

The acreage is down because farmers chose to plant cotton, which was commanding higher prices. It was thought plenty of peanuts would still be available, but many of the plants have not come out of the ground due to drought.

The situation has peanut butter manufacturers bracing for tighter supplies, according to Don Koehler with the Georgia Peanut Commission.

Georgia is the nation's largest producer of peanuts, producing 46 percent of U.S. peanuts.

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH COMES TO MALL OF GEORGIA SAT JULY 23

Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off – 'Shake It Up' edition," Disney Channel's first national dance talent search just for kids, hosted by AT&T U-verse, will make its mark at Mall of Georgia in Buford, Georgia. Kids ages 8-16, with the consent of a parent, will have the opportunity to show off their dance skills and record a dance video onsite for online submission for a chance to compete in a dance off to air on Disney Channel in October 2011. The grand prize includes a special guest dance spot on "Shake It Up" plus the chance to meet the cast. Fans and dance enthusiasts are invited to come down and participate in a Q&A with Roshon Fegan.

READ THE FULL DETAILS AT http://www.thebluebirdpatch.com/2011/07/disney-channels-first-national-dance.html