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If You Know Me, You Know I LOVE My Tea! Register Now For Your FREE Chick-Fil-A Tea, August 1-13,2011

If You Know Me, You Know I LOVE My Tea! Register Now For Your FREE Chick-Fil-A Tea, August 1-13,2011

I have a confession: My name is Maura, and I’m a tea-a-holic.

I’m a daily tea drinker. Chick-Fil-A is my “dealer” of choice, and it helps that there’s one located right around the corner from my house. My Twitter friends tease me about my check-ins, my clients give me gift cards to feed the need, and I’m rarely out and about without that red-and-white styrofoam cup in my car filled with freshly brewed refreshment.

How happy am I, then, to hear the words “Chick-Fil-A” and “free” and “tea” in the same sentence?

It’s true! From August 1 through 13, 2011, Chick-Fil-A is giving away free half-gallons of their tea to you and me for The Great Tea Giveaway!

VISIT MY SITE TO LINK TO THE FREEBIES!!!

Free and cheap school supplies

Free and cheap school supplies

ATLANTA -- This is the best time of year to buy both school supplies and office supplies.  Some things are as low as a penny, or even free after rebates!

I set out to find the best deals on a typical kindergarten or first grade supply list from Atlanta Public Schools.

I found the most convenient way to buy supplies is to order them through SchoolPak.com. The company will ship a box of required supplies to your home or school. The first grade list came to $55.34 including shipping.

I set out to see if I could find better deals in the stores. First our summer intern Katie and I went through the weekly sale flyers in search of the lowest possible prices for every item on our list.

GLAM UP YOUR FEET! $15 = $30 worth of Custom Flip Flops from Bow Flip Flops

GLAM UP YOUR FEET! $15 = $30 worth of Custom Flip Flops from Bow Flip Flops

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THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS THURSDAY, JULY 28TH AT MIDNIGHT

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Publix school supply drive to assist Fulton students

Publix school supply drive to assist Fulton students

ATLANTA -- Parents and teachers know that having the right school supplies can mean the difference between a passing or a failing grade for students.

That's why Publix has teamed up with the United Way and several local partners to host the School Tools for Cool Kids program.

Residents can stop by their neighborhood Publix grocery stores from Monday, July 18 until Sunday, Aug. 14 to purchase and/or drop off school supplies in the School Tools bins.

"We encourage customers to donate school supplies to help . . . children begin the school year on a level playing field," said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix.

Be part of the 2011 Milton Roundup

Be part of the 2011 Milton Roundup

MILTON, Ga. -- Sponsors and vendors are now invited to sign up to help the city of Milton throw its biggest birthday party yet.

A sign-up packet is available online and contains information about the three levels of sponsorship for the 2011 Milton Roundup, plus a letter from Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood and a proposed event map.

Sponsors get their logos placed on all event banners, advertisements and T-shirts for the Roundup, as well as prime booth space and links to the organizations' websites from the Milton website. Specific logo placement is based on sponsorship level.

The deadline to sign up is Friday, Sept. 9 to ensure all names and logos are included in promotional material for the Roundup.

The 2011 Milton Roundup will take place Saturday, Oct.

Goodwill receives $5.7 million grant to help those in need

Goodwill receives $5.7 million grant to help those in need

ATLANTA -- Good news is coming for many Georgians who are struggling to find jobs.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis recently announced that Goodwill of North Georgia will receive $5,724,222 to help people with barriers to employment, namely ex-offenders and low-income non-custodial parents, obtain the skills they need to find work.

The funds will go toward an Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration program, which offers temporary paid work experiences to more than 3,500 people nationwide. The program improves participants' employability, earnings and opportunities for advancement, not to mention their self-sufficiency and long-term success in the workforce.

"This grant provides needed support to individuals who face significant obstacles to employment," Solis said.

Emily’s Closet moves to Alpharetta, helping budget conscious parents

Emily’s Closet moves to Alpharetta, helping budget conscious parents

 

Why would a successful business change locations?  After several years of operating the successful consignment store she purchased in 2008, Trudy Morse, the owner of Emily’s Closet didn’t take this business move lightly.  “The shop had been at the same location for five years.