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Stars and Strikes to Host Job Fair on June 1st and 4th to Hire Positions for Stone Mountain Location

Stars and Strikes to Host Job Fair on June 1st and 4th to Hire Positions for Stone Mountain Location

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 Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Centers – a privately-owned Atlanta-based family entertainment company – will host a job fair June 1 and June 4 to fill more than 120+ positions for the newest location scheduled to open in Stone Mountain/Tucker in mid-June 2011.

STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

ATLANTA -- Summer is just around the corner, and 11Alive wants to help you save on fun activities around town with your family. 

All week long, the 11Alive morning team will broadcast live from different Metro Atlanta attractions with special discounts for 11Alive viewers.

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Watch 11Alive News Today between 5 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily to find out details. 

‘Stars and Strikes’ Family Entertainment Centers Announce ‘Official’ Company Mascot Naming Contest

‘Stars and Strikes’ Family Entertainment Centers Announce ‘Official’ Company Mascot Naming Contest

On Saturday, April 30, 2011, the new mascot for Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Centers made its’ debut to the community at the Dacula Stars and Strikes Family Fun Day in Gwinnett County.

See the controversial film "Waiting for Superman" and discuss with your peers in Tucker on Thurs.

See the controversial film "Waiting for Superman" and discuss with your peers in Tucker on Thurs.

Public Screening and Panel Discussion of Waiting for Superman

When – Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Moving Screening from 5:15 to 6:45; Panel discussion from 7 - 8

Why - Local education plays a vital role in economic development, both in business recruitment, retention, and expansion. There is a direct correlation to superior scholastic achievement in communities where business is involved in education. One might argue that there is no greater economic development interest than that of education.

The screening is part of a national effort by the U.S.

Charter school law declared unconstitutional

Charter school law declared unconstitutional

ATLANTA -- A Georgia law that cleared the way for a surge in new charter schools was struck down by the state's top court in a high-profile decision that will affect thousands of students and could reshape how the state's public school system is funded.

The Georgia Supreme Court's 4-3 decision on Monday overturned the 2008 Georgia Charter Schools Commission Act, which allowed the state to approve and fund charter schools over the objection of local school boards.

Immigrant contributions to the U.S. Economy



A new SBA Office of Advocacy sponsored report by Robert W. Fairlie examines the contributions of immigrants to the U.S. economy. Some of its findings are:

    Immigrants are nearly 30 percent more likely to start a business than are nonimmigrants, and they represent 16.7 percent of all new business owners in the United States.

    Immigrant business owners make significant contributions to business income, generating $67 billion of the $577 billion in U.S. business income, as estimated from 2000 U.S. Census data. They generate nearly one-quarter of all business income in California—nearly $20 billion—and nearly one-fifth of business income in New York, Florida, and New Jersey.

    Nearly 30 percent of all business owners in California are immigrants, compared with about 12.5 percent of the population of U.S. business owners.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.