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Coca-Cola Bottling Facility Opens, Hiring Event Set for Feb. 8
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Coca-Cola Bottling Facility Opens, Hiring Event Set for Feb. 8

Coca-Cola Bottling Company celebrated the official grand opening of its new $86 million sales center at 4913 Mason Road in Union City on Friday.   The 456,000 square foot facility – which includes a sales and distribution center, warehouse, fleet shop, administrative offices and meeting space – represents one of the largest investments in a sales center in the U.S. Coca-Cola System.  The South Metro center will serve more than 10,000 customers throughout Atlanta with beverages from the expansive Coca-Cola portfolio.  The facility, which has been operating since the end of 2019, serves 15 counties in metro Atlanta. Construction of the facility began in early 2018 and initially caused concern among some South Fulton and Union City residents. Nearby homes ...
Delta Community Credit Union to Award $25,000 in College Scholarships
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Delta Community Credit Union to Award $25,000 in College Scholarships

Last year, Westlake High's Julian Woods was the recipient of a $5,000 Delta Community Credit Union Scholarship. Now it's another student's chance to apply. Today the credit union announced a call for entries in its 15th annual scholarship program. Five applicants will be awarded a total of $25,000 based on academic achievement, community involvement and submission of an essay on a subject selected by the credit union. "Each year, Delta Community offers hundreds of free financial education opportunities through our Financial Education Center, and invests heavily in charitable organizations and schools where our members live," said Delta Community CEO Hank Halter. "We know the positive impact of education on individuals and families, and it is our sincere hope that our scholars...
South Fulton Mom’s Skincare Line a True Labor of Love
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South Fulton Mom’s Skincare Line a True Labor of Love

For many, the luxe whipped body butter trend is an exercise in self-indulgence, but for one South Fulton mom, it was the key to her ailing son’s skin issues. When Jonika Sutton stopped being able to use store-bought skincare products due to her son’s health condition, she began making products for him. She found that her all-natural and organic product recipes brought about a significant change in his skin, so much so that he no longer had to take the steroids he’d been prescribed.   “Natural products work better because you don’t have the adverse effects of the extra chemicals in store-bought products,” said Sutton. “The more natural we can get, the better our skin is.” Seeing how her products had dramatically improved her son’s skin, she began making them available for sale to ...
Women’s Conference Aims to Help Attendees Blaze Trails and Make Room at Any Table
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Women’s Conference Aims to Help Attendees Blaze Trails and Make Room at Any Table

This week, women from across the region will gather for the 4th Annual State of the Woman Address. The event brings women in business together to share resources on health, wealth and other topics. It's sponsored by Mayor William "Bill" Edwards and the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce. “The State of the Woman Address is about providing insight and solutions to issues women are constantly searching for answers to," said Kathy Hood, founder of Woman University. "It’s about providing resources to empower women and their allies to take action and thrive when in despair. And it’s about providing superb, high-level networking opportunities to spark a positive change in their lives." "We help women make lasting friendships, mentorships, and collaborations to live a vision-filled life. We ...
Goodwill to Open First South Fulton Career Center on Old National Highway
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Goodwill to Open First South Fulton Career Center on Old National Highway

Goodwill of North Georgia will open the doors to its Old National Career Center on Monday, January 27, at 9 a.m. Located at 6175 Old National Highway in South Fulton, the career center will serve as a crucial resource for members of the community to find jobs. With 12 career centers situated throughout North Georgia, this thirteenth addition is the first to serve individuals in South Fulton specifically.  The Old National Career center will help people who face various obstacles to employment, including lack of work history, physical, mental and emotional disabilities, underemployment, and limited education. Goodwill also assists individuals with language barriers, criminal backgrounds, dependency on public assistance, and those facing various other challenges that may stand in...
Simply Produce to Shutter after Three Years
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Simply Produce to Shutter after Three Years

Simply Produce will close its doors this weekend. Deanna Butler, the store's owner, took to social media today to announce plans to restructure. The store will continue to offer juices by delivery. In preparation for the store's closing, a produce sale is underway. Tangerines, cabbage, seeded grapes, zucchini, avocados, oranges, apples, kale, tomatoes, onions and lemons are all available at reduced pricing. Simply Produce first opened its doors in September 2016 on Roosevelt Highway in South Fulton. It was the manifestation of a vision that Butler had for nearly 20 years. The 14-year South Fulton resident and mom and five worked hard to provide seasonal, hand-selected produce to the community. Her popular "Four for Four" promotion helped to drive home the narrative that fast f...
Ace Hardware and Verizon Wireless Sign Leases at Old National Marketplace
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Ace Hardware and Verizon Wireless Sign Leases at Old National Marketplace

Inland Property Management, LLC has announced that Ace Hardware and Verizon Wireless will soon be added to the Old National Marketplace marquee. The 235,081-square-foot shopping center is home to a variety of national and regional tenants, including Marshalls and LA Fitness. With the additions of Ace Hardware and Verizon Wireless, as well as Braids by Cere, the occupancy is now at 95 percent. “We are excited to welcome a local Ace Hardware operator and Verizon Wireless to Old National Marketplace, adding a home improvement and well-known technology retailer to this growing retail corridor,” said Larry Sajdak, executive vice president of leasing for Inland Property Management LLC. “These retailers nicely complement Old National Marketplace’s current line-up and further address our s...
Home for the Holidays: South Fulton Realtors Share Their Best Tips
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Home for the Holidays: South Fulton Realtors Share Their Best Tips

Is a new home on your Christmas wish list? Whether you're thinking of buying or selling, unwrap these tips from South Fulton realtors on making the most of the market during the holiday season and all year long. C21 Connect Realty's April Rogerson, known to many in the area as The Contract Slayer, says homes often look their best during the holidays. Creating an inviting environment where buyers can see themselves celebrating can help to close the deal. "Deck the halls, but don’t go overboard," she says. "Sellers should be careful not to overdo it on the decor. Adornments shouldn't be too large and there shouldn't be too many." Even after the Christmas festivities have ended, Rogerson advises opting for general winter decorations.  "Adding elements  of warmth is a...
Solid Waste Service Providers to Delay Pickup in Observance of Holiday
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Solid Waste Service Providers to Delay Pickup in Observance of Holiday

Approved residential solid waste service providers in the City of South Fulton will all observe the Christmas holiday. There will be no waste collection on Dec. 25 resulting in a one-day delay of curbside pickup services this week for Waste Industries, Fulton Sanitation and Recycling, Reliable Sanitation and Community Waste Disposal. Waste Pro Georgia and Latham Home Sanitation typically pick up in South Fulton on Friday. Service will resume this week on Saturday. Residents who have additional questions about their solid waste collection schedule are encouraged to contact their provider directly. Photo Credit: Waste Industries
Local Restauranteur Knocks New Brunch Concept out of the ‘Parc’
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Local Restauranteur Knocks New Brunch Concept out of the ‘Parc’

There’s a new Sunday kick back for metro area brunch lovers. And it’s fabulous. Shema Fulton, the restauranteur behind South Fulton’s Baltimore Crab & Seafood and Bella, opened Garden Parc earlier this year, an event facility in the space formerly known as Live Edge ATL. While for most of the week, it’s dedicated to parties, meetings and other events, on Sundays it’s transformed into your favorite new brunch destination. The expansive buffet is more than worth the $30 tab, featuring whole roasted salmon, southern classics like greens and cornbread, banana pudding and more. Plus, you can order unlimited made-to-order omelettes, waffles, and shrimp and grits from your server. And if that’s not enough, Garden Parc’s decadent décor and three-piece jazz band led by saxophonist M...

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