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Metro Atlanta, Smyrna Unemployment Numbers Up in July

Metro Atlanta, Smyrna Unemployment Numbers Up in July

The unemployment rate in the area reached 8 percent for the first time in months. Smyrna's unemployment rate is 7.3 percent.
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?
Nominations Open for the Sam Olens Business Community Service Awards

Nominations Open for the Sam Olens Business Community Service Awards

Businesses will be honored for their charitable work in the Cobb County community.
Georgia Unemployment Rate Increases in July

Georgia Unemployment Rate Increases in July

The percentage of Georgians who are out of work increased to 7.8 in July, a 0.4 percent increase from June.
Braves Stadium Partners Introduce Themselves to Cobb Contractors

Braves Stadium Partners Introduce Themselves to Cobb Contractors

The construction firm behind the construction of the team's new stadium in Cobb County is relying on support from local workers.
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.
Emory-Adventist Hospital To Close By November

Emory-Adventist Hospital To Close By November

The hospital cites the "dramatically changed health care environment" as the main cause of the closure.
Board of Commissioners Seeks Stadium Construction Overseer

Board of Commissioners Seeks Stadium Construction Overseer

The "owner's rep" would not have power over the construction firms responsible for the new stadium.
Apple Store Coming to Cumberland Mall

Apple Store Coming to Cumberland Mall

The new store should be open in time for the holiday season.
Metro Atlanta’s Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.6 Percent in June

Metro Atlanta’s Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.6 Percent in June

Smyrna and Cobb County's unemployment rates saw similar increases.
Haagen-Dazs Raising Money For Disney Trips

Haagen-Dazs Raising Money For Disney Trips

50 percent of each sale made on July 25 will go to a nonprofit that sends ill children and their families to Disney World.
Donors to Harris Family Will Get Refunds: PayPal

Donors to Harris Family Will Get Refunds: PayPal

Fundraising efforts to support the Harris family have ceased in light of allegations that Cooper Harris' death in a hot car on June 18 was not an accident.
All Rays Yours Tanning

All Rays Yours Tanning

All Rays Yours Tanning 4480 South Cobb Rd. Suite S Smyrna Ga,30080 678 309 0065
Nearby: Keurig to Create 550 New Jobs in Douglas County

Nearby: Keurig to Create 550 New Jobs in Douglas County

Beverage company will invest $337 million in new cold brewing manufacturing facility.
Smyrna's Jobless Rate Dips to 6.5% in April

Smyrna's Jobless Rate Dips to 6.5% in April

The Jonquil City's unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in April a year ago.
Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 7 Percent in April

Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 7 Percent in April

Georgia’s jobless rate remained unchanged last month following nine consecutive months of decline.
Hungry Howie’s Pizza Opens Smyrna Location Thursday

Hungry Howie’s Pizza Opens Smyrna Location Thursday

In celebration of Thursday's scheduled opening, Hungry Howie’s Pizza has made a $500 donation to Hosea Feed the Hungry.
Smyrna's Jobless Rate Rises Slightly to 6.9% in March

Smyrna's Jobless Rate Rises Slightly to 6.9% in March

The Jonquil City's unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in March a year ago.
Finalist to Develop Braves Mixed-Use Project Bows Out

Finalist to Develop Braves Mixed-Use Project Bows Out

The Braves are looking to draw people year-round to the development, and not just during the 81 home games the team is focused on playing in the proposed $672 million Cobb County Atlanta Bra