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Kohl's hiring 50,000 for holidays

Kohl's hiring 50,000 for holidays

(WXIA) -- Kohl's plans to hire about 50,000 seasonal associates nationwide this year.

The department store chain announced Thursday that it hopes to find about 40 employees for each of its 1,158 stores, plus 6,400 people to work in distribution centers and 350 workers in credit operations.

Seasonal Kohl's employees can work up to 20 hours per week. Typical duties include unloading trucks, processing freight, stocking the store and running a cash register.

Kohl's said it will begin hiring for the holidays this month and hopes to fill all its seasonal positions by mid-November.

Visit kohlscareers.com to apply.

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.

Cabela's coming to Acworth

Cabela's coming to Acworth

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Cabela's Inc. plans to build a 100,000-square-foot store in Acworth.

The hunting, fishing and outdoor gear shop is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014. It will be located in the Cherokee Village development near Interstate 75 and Highway 92.

"We are thrilled to bring Cabela's to a state with such a great outdoor tradition," Cabela's CEO Tommy Millner said in a statement. "Georgia, especially, the Acworth area, is full of sportsmen and women who share Cabela's enthusiasm for outdoor recreation. It is time to serve their needs with an extraordinary Cabela's store."

The new Cabela's will feature museum-quality wildlife displays, a mountain replica, an indoor archery range, and a deli and fudge shop.

The store plans to hire about 200 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees from Acworth and the surrounding areas.

Learn more about Cabela's at cabelas.com.

Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

ATLANTA -- All Atlanta-area Pike Nurseries locations will kick off the spring planting season with Happy Flower Hours next week.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 22, Pike customers can enjoy store-wide discounts on plants, gardening accessories, patio furniture and more. Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q will provide complimentary food, and guests will have the opportunity to win discounts and a free landscape design. The first 100 customers will also receive a free reusable tote.

Happy Flower Hours are free to attend.

Visit pikenursery.com to learn more and find your nearest Pike location.

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard

ATLANTA -- Pike Nurseries is holding a free class to help homeowners learn ways to draw birds to their backyards.

According to Pike Nurseries, roughly 350 species of birds live in Georgia. The birding class will teach participants the types of seed that are best for attracting birds, the three essentials needed to draw birds and how to provide for birds during the cold winter months.

The Attracting Birds to Your Backyard class will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at all metro Atlanta Pike Nurseries locations. Visit pikenursery.com to find your closest location.

Pike Nurseries will also offer 20 percent off all birding accessories from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Pike Nurseries gears up for post-Christmas sale

Pike Nurseries gears up for post-Christmas sale

ATLANTA -- When is the best time to buy Christmas decorations? After the holidays, of course.

Pike Nurseries' End of the Year Red Tag Sale will begin the day after Christmas, with merchandise prices slashed as much as 70 percent.

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Items for sale will include Christmas lights, ornaments, ribbons, tree stands and more. Other non-holiday items will be on sale too, like pottery, furniture and select plants.

The End of the Year Red Tag Sale ends Jan. 2.

Visit pikenursery.com to find your nearest location.