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Jobless Rates in Metro Atlanta, Gwinnett County Rise in July

Jobless Rates in Metro Atlanta, Gwinnett County Rise in July

The unemployment rate hit 8.0 in the metro; 7.1 in Gwinnett.
Mall's Rides, Laser Tag Venue Fails to Live up to Magic Billing

Mall's Rides, Laser Tag Venue Fails to Live up to Magic Billing

Fantasy Magic World turned the former Belk store space at Gwinnett Place Mall into an amusement venue, but has closed and rides are gone.
New Owner Expands Local FASTSIGNS in Duluth, Buford

New Owner Expands Local FASTSIGNS in Duluth, Buford

The Duluth location was the chain’s first in metro Atlanta 20 years ago
Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Is the increase in Georgia's unemployment numbers a seasonal blip or the continuation of a trend tied to a lack of skilled workers?
Duluth Restaurant Scores: Masterpiece, Cafe Mangosix

Duluth Restaurant Scores: Masterpiece, Cafe Mangosix

See what Gwinnett health inspectors graded these local eateries.
Georgia's Jobless Rate Rises ... Again

Georgia's Jobless Rate Rises ... Again

The percentage of Georgians who are out of work increased to 7.8 in July, a 0.4 percent increase from June.
Zombies, Car Chases Generate $5.1 Billion for GA Film Industry

Zombies, Car Chases Generate $5.1 Billion for GA Film Industry

Georgia film and TV productions include “The Walking Dead,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2,” and more.
Recent NE Georgia Restaurant Scores

Recent NE Georgia Restaurant Scores

See what health inspectors found at eateries in town and nearby.
Loved It: Restaurant Raves on Yelp

Loved It: Restaurant Raves on Yelp

Check out some of the area's highest-rated and most recently reviewed restaurants for your Indepencence Day weekend.
Restaurant Voluntarily Closes After Scoring 35 Out of 100 on Inspection

Restaurant Voluntarily Closes After Scoring 35 Out of 100 on Inspection

Among the 19 violations cited, employees were observed coughing into hands, licking gloves, not using soap to wash up.
Open in Duluth: Dental Lab, Smoothie King, Barnacle's Get Business Licenses

Open in Duluth: Dental Lab, Smoothie King, Barnacle's Get Business Licenses

New business licenses and renewals issued in the Duluth area by Gwinnett County.
Gwinnett Medical Center Adds New Orthopedic Trauma Specialists

Gwinnett Medical Center Adds New Orthopedic Trauma Specialists

Hospital entered into an agreement with Hughston Clinic.
Now Open in Duluth: Cleaning, Entertainment and 'Pay Less Here'

Now Open in Duluth: Cleaning, Entertainment and 'Pay Less Here'

6 new licenses were issued in the area by Gwinnett County last week.
What's the Most Shopped For Car in Gwinnett County?

What's the Most Shopped For Car in Gwinnett County?

CarsDirect.com says the Honda Accord is No. 1 on Gwinnett's top 10 list.
Report: NCR is Interested in Moving From Gwinnett to Midtown?

Report: NCR is Interested in Moving From Gwinnett to Midtown?

The rumored plan could create 1,000 new jobs, according to a news report.
Now Open in Duluth: Hair, Construction, Flowers, Tax Help and More

Now Open in Duluth: Hair, Construction, Flowers, Tax Help and More

9 new licenses were issued in the area by Gwinnett County last week.
430 New Jobs: Verizon Wireless Expansion Will Create Employment Opportunities

430 New Jobs: Verizon Wireless Expansion Will Create Employment Opportunities

Most of the positions will be based in Alpharetta and Milton.
Gwinnett-Area Restaurant Inspections: One Eatery Scored 44; Another Went from 100 to 68

Gwinnett-Area Restaurant Inspections: One Eatery Scored 44; Another Went from 100 to 68

Read about Gwinnett County-area restaurants with high scores and those where critical violations were noted.
Gwinnett-Area Restaurant Inspections: Who Made the Grade; Who Didn't?

Gwinnett-Area Restaurant Inspections: Who Made the Grade; Who Didn't?

Read about Gwinnett County-area restaurants with high scores and those where critical violations were noted.